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The Courts and the IRS: Jeff Maehr returns

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Monsanto lovin’ “Conservation” Cowboys push to kill wild horses

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Debbie Coffey

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“If Callie is so worried about conservation, why didn’t she bust a gut talking about the “degraded resources for all” caused by Monsanto and the other sponsors of the NACD annual meeting?

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When representatives of Conservation Districts with ties to Monsanto attended the last Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting, they not only pushed for the roundup of wild horses & burros, they pushed to have the wild horses & burros sold for slaughter.

Wait a minute, these organizations have the word “conservation” in their titles, don’t they?  So what’s going on? 

Right before the last Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting in Reno, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) had their big annual meeting in Las Vegas.  The NACD meeting was sponsored by Monsanto, Bayer Crop Science, DuPont, Sygenta and Pioneer, the biggest producers of the genetically engineered crops on the planet.

At NACD’s meeting, Monsanto sponsored a radio broadcast on Agritalk and NACD President Gene Schmidt and First Vice President Earl Garber were interviewed.  (So was Rick Cole, Director of Weed Resistance for Monsanto.)

For NACD’s live auction, Monsanto donated four 30-gallon containers of Roundup Power Max.

At the NACD meeting, Callie Hendrickson, appointed by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to represent the general public (is Monsanto the general public?) on the National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board, gave a presentation.  She made unsubstantiated claims regarding wild horses & burros, including the statement that wild horses “degraded resources for all.”

If Callie is so worried about conservation, why didn’t she bust a gut talking about the “degraded resources for all” caused by Monsanto and the other sponsors of the NACD annual meeting?

Monsanto

In 1995, Monsanto ranked fifth among U.S. corporations in EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory, having discharged 37 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the air, land, water and underground.  More

Protective Services Agencies: Its all about the money

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Gloria Bathgate: Stolen by North Carolina Department of Social Services

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Linda Kincaid & Susan Williams

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Eighty-year-old Gloria Bathgate found herself prisoner of a Johnston County, North Carolina guardianship just days after she arrived in the state.  Gloria was falsely imprisoned and unlawfully isolated at Oakview Commons Assisted Living Center in Raleigh.  Care in the facility was dismal.  She had several falls in the first few days and many unexplained bruises. Denied any contact with her daughter, Gloria’s physical and mental condition declined rapidly.

2007 – October 2010

Gloria enjoyed an active and sometimes flamboyant social life before moving to Raleigh.  A feisty and opinionated woman, Gloria was quick to express herself in colorful language peppered with expletives.  Her daughter, Susan Williams, still chuckles about Gloria wearing miniskirts and high heels at 77.

Living with her family since 2007, Gloria attended church three times a week and routinely played bingo at the firehouse with her firefighter grandson.  Her younger Eagle Scout grandson included her in his troop’s activities.   Gloria participated in elder activity programs most days of the week.  In the evenings, she cooked meals and helped her grandchildren with homework.

When the family planned their move from Pennsylvania to Raleigh, Gloria’s daughter Susan called ahead to North Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS).  North Carolina DSS told Susan that Gloria would have to establish residency in Raleigh before DSS would process any requests for services.

October 24, 2010

Gloria moved to Raleigh with her daughter and family.  Susan immediately called Johnston County DSS to request Medicaid, a hospital bed, elder day programs, and transportation assistance for Gloria.  DSS told Susan there could be a two-year wait before services were available.  DSS added, “If you wanted all those services, you should have stayed in Pennsylvania.”

Shannon West from Johnston County DSS visited the home and told Gloria she could receive services more quickly if she moved into Oakview Commons, an assisted living facility.  Gloria objected to leaving her family, but West assured Gloria that she could sign out of Oakview any time she wished.  Susan convinced Gloria to move into Oakview temporarily to obtain services.  Shortly before Halloween, Gloria signed herself into Oakveiw Commons on the advice of her daughter and Shannon West.  More

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