USDA Being Sued By Family Farmers

While there are a lot of positive things happening under Trump for many areas of the US independent business sector, agriculture isn’t getting the right help. Yes, the issues with NAFTA and the TPP will help, but the anti-trust anti-monopoly laws need to be enforced in order for small, independent farms and ranches to be profitable.

The US Constitution is not supposed to protect the rights of corporations to hold individuals in the position of serfdom. It’s supposed to protect individual freedoms.

Below is an excerpt from the Organization for Competitive Markets release regarding their suit against the USDA. While OCM doesn’t always hold the correct position (in this writer’s opinion) this time, they are completely correct.

Happy to hear your thoughts on this matter!

Stop the Extinction of America’s Family Farmers

For decades, federal laws protected family farmers from monopoly power in the food industry. In October 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture withdrew critical protections intended to shield family farmers and ranchers from abusive practices by big agribusiness corporations. In doing so, the Trump administration has thrown America’s farmers and ranchers to the wolves, telling them their family businesses don’t matter.

Farmer Fair Practices Rules

Since 1980, 90% of U.S. hog farmers and 41% of U.S. cattle producers have gone out of business, and over one million U.S. farmers have been driven off the land. 71% of America’s poultry farmers now live below the federal poverty level. A huge contributor is the fact that our agribusiness anti-monopoly law, called the Packers & Stockyards Act, is not being enforced, and farmers are not protected from predatory and retaliatory practices by the largest livestock and poultry processing companies.

The Farmer Fair Practices Rules, also known as the GIPSA rules, would have stopped this injustice by ensuring our anti-monopoly law is enforced, but the Trump administration withdrew these protections. More than 80 farm organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of farmers, called on the president to reverse this decision, but we were ignored. With the help of Democracy Forward Foundation, we are suing the Trump administration for illegally rolling back the Farmer Fair Practices Rules… the rest here.

Skynet is Here~This is serious

At times it becomes difficult to stay within the realm of good social discourse when you’ve read entirely too many documents that clearly demonstrate George Orwell’s axiom of a “boot stamping on a human face forever”.  Such is the case with AI, quantum computing, Cern, the Mandela Effect, frequency weapons, 5G, nanobots, nanoparticles as antennae, geoengineering, the “FunVax”, DNA gene signaling, Bitcoin possibly being invented and run by AI, AI creating their own language and ignoring their programmers, self acquiring targeting drones, facial recognition, brain scanning technology, voice to skull technology, the internet of things, sexbots, Sophia and Alexa, et al.

If you think I am making anything referenced above up to be fodder for a novel, please do a little research. But do it kind of quickly, please.

The video below is just short of 20 minutes in length. I suggest you watch it. I also suggest that after you’ve watched it, you send it on to as many people as you think you may care about in the world.

Let me know your thoughts after watching it.

Tripedia Vaccine Admits Autism is a Side Effect

This is a huge deal. An important milestone in the fight against being poisoned by “the scientists” that are paid to say everything is fine with all these added ingredients in vaccines.

Check it out and pass the info around, please. Excerpt from an article below:

NOW IT’S OFFICIAL: FDA Announced That Vaccines Are Causing Autism

The FDA has published conclusive proof on their website that the DTap vaccine can cause autism. According to the FDA’s online Biologics Blood Vaccines document, a vaccine manufacturer admits on its package insert that their vaccination can cause autism as one of many adverse reactions.

These adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of reporting. Because these events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequencies or to establish a causal relationship to components of Tripedia vaccine…..(read the rest here)

Paul Stamets interview with Joe Rogan- Reversing Colony Collapse Disorder

I’m one of those people that is simply crazy about mushrooms. I love them, and would eat them in place of meat without any hesitation or feeling like I was missing out on anything. To me, I have no idea how anyone could not like mushrooms. It’s like not liking chocolate, or air, or cheesecake.

There are tons of studies on how helpful medicinal mushrooms are for people in fighting viruses, cancer, improving immune function, regenerating brain function, and on and on. There are just stupendous amounts of benefits to a great variety of mushrooms.

If you’ve ever looked into mushrooms at all, you are probably familiar with the name Paul Stamets.  He’s an incredibly articulate mycologist. He’s also apparently a devout evolutionist, which I take issue with, but despite that, he is interesting and affable. Recently, he did an interview with Joe Rogan, an alternative news/lifestyle guy. I really don’t know much about Rogan, to be honest. But the interview is just loaded with fantastic information, especially on how to reverse Colony Collapse Disorder with  a particular species of fungi!

Also, you should know that Stamets speaks candidly about his experiences with magic mushrooms, and definitely advocates for more scientific studies to be done on them. But what really grabbed a hold of me, is the potential to reverse the very dangerous problem of colony collapse. I want to share this interview with as many people as possible so that perhaps action can be taken to get this reversal process going.

The video is over 2 hours long, and you don’t really need to watch it but to listen to the information.

Let me know what you think after you’ve heard it. I’m just stunned. And also a little concerned about one my most loved mushrooms, portobello…

North Dakota Hemp Growers Bitten By Drought and Market Controls

If you will go and read the entire article on the site, you will have a pretty thorough idea of why the regulatory processes kill entrepreneurs and small business in general. It goes well beyond the issue of cannabis and carries over to nearly every endeavor known to man.

Here’s the thing, the ONLY legitimate function of government is to protect your rights. This does indeed include when another person or entity is impeding your rights. You have the right to profit from your labor. Otherwise, there is no reason to engage in labor. There are legitimate laws that have been passed and are never enforced against monopolies and too heavy of consolidation in sectors of the economy. The consolidation laws are anti-trust/anti-competition laws. Those are not enforced….Grr.

A point I would like to make regarding the farmer not being able to sell the stalks of his hemp is that if it were chopped or shredded, it could be made into silage for cattle. It doesn’t just have to go for nothing because there is no hemp fiber processor in North Dakota.

Anyway, here is the article that prompted my little rant above:

Hemp hopes dashed: Drought, market forces work against hemp farmers this year

excerpt of about 1/4 of the article

No free market

Since it is listed as a Schedule 1 substance, industrial hemp comes with a lot of rules that other crops don’t have.

Industrial hemp can’t just be harvested and taken to a grain elevator to search out the best price. It must be sold within the state, and right now, North Dakota has just one buyer.

That individual is on the east side of the state and interested only in buying the seed for food-grade oil.

There are other potentially lucrative products for hemp. The stalks can be harvested for use in textiles. But there’s no processor in North Dakota to buy it for that.

So the stalks, which might have been a secondary crop to boost Fischer’s bottom line, will likely be wasted. Fischer isn’t even certain whether the rules would allow it to be used for cattle bedding.

The prices for Fischer’s crop came out a few weeks before Fischer harvested it. They were disappointing, particularly compared to last year.

“I can’t believe the price they came out with,” Fischer said. “It’s less than half of last year.”

The problem, Fischer said he was told, is that China is importing a lot of hemp, and that’s driven market prices down. But Fischer believes that 3,000 acres was simply too much for North Dakota’s tiny, one-company market.

Dicamba Facing Hurdles

Rec’d the following notice from a fellow GMO fighter. Hopefully an informed populace can throw Monsatan another curve ball:

Dear friends,

Monsanto is launching a super poison that kills plants in its path — except for Monsanto GMOs. It even flies through the air onto neighbouring land!

But in days we can shut it down.

After a massive outcry from 1,000 affected farmers, a key US state could now ban this poison. This will set a precedent to influence regulation around the world.

Monsanto is mounting an intense pressure campaign, and hoping to keep it to a local fight. But if one million of us sign this petition now, we’ll submit it to the official process to show that the whole world wants this toxic chemical out of our fields and off our food! Add your name:

Stand up to Monsanto

It’s no surprise farmers are up in arms. Dicamba spreads death with the wind, drifting onto their crops, trees, soil, and water. Farmers are now faced with a terrible choice — switch to Monsanto GMO seeds, or watch their crops die.

It’s a greedy, dangerous scheme that will make Monsanto billions and could destroy our food system.

But we can stop it. 17 US states opened Dicamba investigations and key Arkansas authorities just recommended a ban — now it is up for a vote. Regulators from the EU to Latin America are watching carefully. If one million of us face down Monsanto in Arkansas, and win a ban, we could stop this deadly poison in its tracks.

Stand up to Monsanto

For years, the Avaaz community has taken on the David vs Goliath fight to stop the corrupt and dangerous takeover of our food system. And we are winning. Last year, we helped stop Monsanto from opening a flagship GM factory in Argentina, and we stopped the EU from giving a new license to the pesticide glyphosate. Now, we can help win in Arkansas where the next fight begins.

With hope and determination,

Dalia, Nick, Danny, Allison, Diego, Camille and the rest of the Avaaz team


Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller (NPR)

This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it’s devastating them. (Washington Post)

Arkansas one step from dicamba ban (AgriNews)

Monsanto Fighting Arkansas Dicamba Ban (Arkansas Matters)

Arkansas one step from ban on controversial herbicide next summer (Reuters)

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News of the Weird and The End of the World

This was just strange. If you’ve been seeing a lot about the once in every 7,000 year (although there are not historical records to justify the timeline) Revelation 12 alignment to occur at sundown of Sept 23rd, this adds to the wonder of what is actually happening with all this.

Just to be clear, I do not think the world is ending or that any kind of a ‘rapture’ is taking place on the 23rd. O do think it is a sign, and I do think we need to be very attentive.  But…no one is going to fly off into the sky on the 23rd.

Anyway, check out this bizarre occurrence from the Orange County Register:

End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts in Orange County

Some Orange County residents were stunned Thursday, Sept. 21, when television programming was suddenly interrupted for about a minute with an ominous message predicting the end of the world.
Some Orange County residents were stunned Thursday, Sept. 21, when television programming was suddenly interrupted for about a minute with an ominous message predicting the end of the world.

Stacy Laflamme of Lake Forest said she was watching the HGTV channel via Cox Communications about 11:05 a.m. when suddenly an emergency alert flashed across her screen followed by a voice.

“Realize this, extremely violent times will come,” a man’s voice boomed, according to a video of the alert.

Laflamme said she was alarmed.

“It almost sounded like Hitler talking,” she said. “It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the television.”

In addition to Cox, Spectrum cable customers in Orange County also received the alert.

Erin Mireles of Diamond Bar was watching the BRAVO network on Spectrum’s cable system when her show was interrupted by the alert.

“I was definitely startled, ’cause the volume increased exponentially,” she said. “I wasn’t alarmed in the sense of thinking something was wrong, ’cause I assumed it was some sort of hack. My channel changed back to Bravo after a couple minutes.”

The mysterious alert became a hot topic on social media.

The problem occurred due to one or more radio stations conducting an emergency test, Joe Camero, a spokesman for Cox, said Thursday.

“With these tests, an emergency tone is sent out to initiate the test” he said. After the tone is transmitted, another tone is sent to end the message. It appears that the radio station (or  stations) did not transmit the end tone to complete the test.”

Cox picked up the initial tone but not the end tone allowing audio to bleed over into the alert, Camero said, adding Cox technicians shut down the emergency test as soon as they became aware of the problem.

“We don’t want to alarm anyone with any false emergency alerts”, he said.

Cox and Spectrum are investigating who sent out the alert and whether it was done accidentally or on purpose.

“We have confirmed that we were fed an incorrect audio file,” Dennis Johnson, a spokesman for Spectrum said.

It hasn’t been determined if the audio in the alert is related to a prophecy by David Meade, a  self-described “specialist in research and investigations” who believes catastrophic events will occur Saturday.

He predicts a constellation – a sign prophesied in the Book of Revelation – will reveal itself in the skies over Jerusalem, signaling the beginning of the end of the world, according to the Washington Post.

Meade also said he believes that, by the end of October, the world may enter what’s called a seven-year tribulation period, a fairly widespread evangelical belief that for seven years a series of catastrophic events will befall Earth, the Post reported.

This story is developing.

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