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GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health

Monsanto’s lies and its troll army are contradicted in no uncertain terms. They have monkeyed with science in numerous ways, and corrupted the process of ensuring food safety.

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In our view, the science and the risk assessment supporting the Enlist Duo decision are flawed. The science consisted solely of toxicologic studies commissioned by the herbicide manufacturers in the 1980s and 1990s and never published, not an uncommon practice in U.S. pesticide regulation. These studies predated current knowledge of low-dose, endocrine-mediated, and epigenetic effects and were not designed to detect them. The risk assessment gave little consideration to potential health effects in infants and children, thus contravening federal pesticide law. It failed to consider ecologic impact, such as effects on the monarch butterfly and other pollinators. It considered only pure glyphosate, despite studies showing that formulated glyphosate that contains surfactants and adjuvants is more toxic than the pure compound.

…This decision was made in haste. It was based on poorly designed and outdated studies and on an incomplete assessment of human exposure and environmental effects.

…National Toxicology Program should urgently assess the toxicology of pure glyphosate, formulated glyphosate, and mixtures of glyphosate and other herbicides.

Labeling will deliver multiple benefits. It is essential for tracking emergence of novel food allergies and assessing effects of chemical herbicides applied to GM crops.

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Multiple injuries in Kiev as grenade explodes during protest against constitutional law

SVOBODA tossed grenades outside the Ukrainian parliament building. Remember Svoboda?

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Victora Nuland and John McCain remember.

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Abby is returning to television.

Screen vs. Narrative Writing

Posted: August 30, 2015 in -
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Originally posted on J. Giambrone:

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Yesterday I had a minor epiphany for yet another short film. I bang these out constantly. It’s good to have a variety and wealth of material to draw from, in order to find the best ones, should the opportunity arise to actually film one.

This short film (below) is a bit more grandiose and overpopulated than I can handle right now. But after next year’s Sundial Festival (which I’m entering to win), who knows? It’s a black comedy, a satire.

Anyway, I got to thinking why this idea is ONLY useful as an onscreen experience, and certainly wouldn’t work as a short story. It is completely reliant upon the style of the editing, the music, camera flow and visual cliches. This story is not about a character, but is a metaphor about a particular situation that you’ll recognize (hopefully) as it all comes together.

The strengths of screenwriting are not…

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The treason of 9/11 and the fabricated “war on terror” have come full circle. The fascists are winning, clearly, getting away with mass murder in nation after nation, supporting the terrorists they claim to fight, and destroying the civilization that took centuries of struggle to enact. While the Bill of Rights is burned, and the totalitarian Big Brother state activated, the final restraints are being excised, while Americans are too fat, stupid, and lazy to even keep track of this direct assault…

Pentagon’s New “Law of War” Manual “Reduces Us to the Level of Nazis”

Manual Authorizes Slaughter of Innocent Civilians

Reporters Can Be Assassinated

Manual Authorizes Barbarous War Crimes

Obama and his Reich Marshalls should be arrested for war crimes.

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No airstrikes against 60 camps producing 1,000 fighters monthly
Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps

A White House spokesman declined to comment on the failure to bomb the terror camps and referred questions to the Pentagon.

Pentagon spokesman Maj. Roger M. Cabiness declined to say why no training camps have been bombed. “I am not going to be able to go into detail about our targeting process,” he said.

They quietly float the rationale that bombing the camps would cause civilian casualties. Really? Like this camp in the middle of the fucking desert?

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The US continues to allow ISIS to build and increase its numbers, although it targets specific leaders who don’t stick to the preferred Washington/Saudi/Turkish plans: to topple the Syrian regime. The US will continue to aid and abet this monstrous terrorist movement, and try to prod it into doing the dirty work in Syria.

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Michael J. Springmann’s account of CIA interference at the consulates in Saudi Arabia.

Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World: An Insider’s View

I may have posted about this previously. Here’s an interview with Springmann: