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The Only People Denying Climate Change Are Those Calling Others Climate Change Deniers 5

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball

Current attacks on those who question the science of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are signs of desperation. You can detect the exasperation in this comment by President Obama.

“So unfortunately, inside of Washington we’ve still got some climate deniers who shout loud, but they’re wasting everybody’s time on a settled debate,” Obama said, doubling down on remarks made during his State of the Union Address this year by adding that, “Climate change is a fact.”

Whoever said it wasn’t a fact? Does the President believe that if humans disappeared climate change would stop? If he does, it is a reasonable, but ludicrous conclusion to draw from the IPCC claim that 95+ percent of climate change since 1950 is due to human production of CO2.

Why is the most powerful person in the world ranting against a few people expressing different views?…

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2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime” Reply

Originally posted on Levant Report:

https://levantreport.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/dia-2012-syria-islamic-state1.jpgOn Monday, May 18, the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch published a selection of formerly classified documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department through a federal lawsuit.

While initial mainstream media reporting is focused on the White House’s handling of the Benghazi consulate attack, a much “bigger picture” admission and confirmation is contained in one of the Defense Intelligence Agency documents circulated in 2012: that an ‘Islamic State’ is desired in Eastern Syria to effect the West’s policies in the region.

Astoundingly, the newly declassified report states that for “THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…”.

The DIA report, formerly classified “SECRET//NOFORN”…

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Fallout Shelters: Secret Underground Bunkers and Tunnels under the USA Reply

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

THE MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR TUNNELS UNDER U.S.

There’s a conspiracy about a secret underground bunkers in DIA or Denver International Airport being built by the US government as a fallout shelter in 2012.

Could Yucca Mountain in Nevada be another massive Deep Underground Military Bunker or a place to house Government officials and other important people  instead on a nuclear storage site as it sits idle?

It is a shame the US spends more on it’s military then it does on education. These two movies were filmed recently in Hawthorn NV. showing the many underground bunkers used by the army and even the NAVY???? The Navy? Why would they have a navel under water research facility way out in the desert? Here is the interesting fact, the lake near Hawthorn walker lake is dead of any life at all. Never seen a boat out on it the 9 or so times…

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How Kucinich’s “chemtrails” disappeared… from right under Congress’ nose! 4

The Pentagon would now have you believe that the mass sightings of chemtrails all over North America are collective hallucinations, even though the boys at the government’s Lawrence Livermore experimental lab admit that they’ve discussed all this aerial spraying and run computer simulations on the effects of weather modification for military and peacetime purposes. More…

Geoengineering and Corporatization of Global Food Supply 6

Monsanto/Syngenta: From Gene Giants to Agribehemoths

A proposed merger of seed and pesticide conglomerates portends a new level of monopoly over the first link in the global food chain (PDF Report)
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5/14/2015 – ETC Group

A proposed merger of seed and pesticide conglomerates portends a new level of monopoly over the first link in the global food chain

If allowed, a proposed merger between two global agribusiness giants could further consolidate the power of a handful of companies over the global food system through seeds, according to a report released by ETC Group today. The results of concentrating control over plant varieties in a few “Gene Giants,” the authors say, could have dangerous consequences.

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US-based Monsanto and Swiss seed giant Syngenta are currently in negotiations over an attempted merger. Already, six companies control 75% of global seed and pesticide sales and related R&D. In the report, entitled Seedy Characters, ETC Group argues that rather than being allowed to consolidate further, these monopolies should be broken up.

“This tiny group of companies is attempting to tighten its grip on the global food supply, and the new way of justifying that is pushing the need for ‘climate smart agriculture,’” said Pat Mooney, Executive Director of ETC Group.

However, the report notes that the activities of the seed giants have actually weakened the resilience of existing crops. By focusing only on pesticide resistance in breeding and genetic manipulations, qualities like drought resistance have atrophied.

Seedy Characters details how the proposed merger could set off another round of mergers that fuses seed and pesticide companies with the fertilizer industry and farm machinery titans.

“Seeds, chemicals, fertilizers, machinery, and even farm insurance are the first links in the industrial food chain,” said Joelle Deschambault of ETC Group’s Ottawa office. “All of the inputs used by the industrial food system could ultimately be controlled by three agribehemoths.”

Ultimately, bigger may not be better when it comes to the masters of the global food system. Antitrust regulators will look at the proposed deal, but the companies will argue that concentration of power and resources is the best way to feed the world in a climate crisis.

“The agribehemoths claim that only the biggest can feed the world,” said Veronica Villa from ETC Group’s Mexico office. “They’ve been big for decades, and more than 800 million people are still hungry and many more are badly nourished.”

“In fact, the bigger the companies get, the less they spend on research and the more they spent on public relations.”

“The companies talk about ‘climate smart’ agriculture, but it’s only an excuse to sidestep the regulators,” Mooney added. “These agri-conglomerates are like Park Place and Boardwalk; once they’re together, the farmers will be the ones forced to pay big bucks – for their monopoly.”

ETC Group has been monitoring agribusiness since 1977 when seed was controlled by farmers and, of the 7000 seed suppliers worldwide, no one could claim even 1% of the market.
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If Monsanto and Syngenta are allowed to merge, the new company will control 54% of seed sales and a third of global pesticides. Meanwhile, the farmers who have bred and nurtured seeds for 12,000 years are being forced to pay patent royalties and sign contracts that prohibit them from saving their own seeds.
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For more information:
Pat Mooney – pat@etcgroup.org – +1-613-241-2267 ext 23 / cell: 1 (613) 240-0045.
Joelle Deschambault – joelle@etcgroup.org – +1-613-241-2267 ext 0
Verónica Villa – veronica@etcgroup.org – +52-5555-632-664
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