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Corporate investors lead the rush for control over overseas farmland

GRAIN, October 2009

With all the talk about “food security,” and distorted media statements like “South Korea leases half of Madagascar’s land,”1 it may not be evident to a lot of people that the lead actors in today’s global land grab for overseas food production are not countries or governments but corporations. So much attention has been focused on the involvement of states, like Saudi Arabia, China or South Korea. But the reality is that while governments are facilitating the deals, private companies are the ones getting control of the land. And their interests are simply not the same as those of governments. More

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Notes from Wisconsin: Something funny happened after court the other day!

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ppjg-48By: Paul Griepentrog

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surrender_forever_sHaving attended the trial of Pat and Melissa Monchilovich at Balsam Lake, I found it more like viewing a site being cleared by a bulldozer.  Judge Molly GaleWyrick cleared the path for Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture to further its agenda of an alleged disease control program.   The Media in their true slanted fashion picked away at the obstructions around the edges, avoiding the hard facts like stones.

I had arrived at Pat’s house before the trial to find a young family supported by the community via phone calls and a helpful sister in law waiting to baby sit.  Pat was understandably nervous, as a way of life he had come to know for generations was being threatened. 

During the proceedings the Judge indicated that Pat and Melissa should have made their arguments in an administrative hearing not in her courtroom.  Interesting thought, as the original motion to dismiss voided by the Judge was based on the failure of DATCP to provide just such a hearing. 

When Pat raised the point of not having a premises on title, the Judge turned to the assistant district attorney Moria Ludvigson for an explanation of what Pat was saying, “he must mean that there isn’t a 911 address where the cattle are kept” Moria replied.  More

The hide you save just might be your own

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ppjg-48By: Sue Diederich

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  • animalfarm1Since I did not express my personal views in sending this link to people and groups on my list directly, I want to do so here:

    What really saddens me is that these cases never had to be… But, when that could have been arranged, people would not listen. They would not give up their 4H, FFA, county and state fairs, Farm Bureau and all the rest. Now that they have happened, where is the support from people who don’t want this program to happen to them?

    They have paid their money and given their support to national “heroes” and national organizations who purport to be against NAIS. I’ve fallen for that in the past as well, and have ALWAYS been sorely disappointed.

    So…. More

    Wisconsin DATCP proudly announces plans to target several more private property owners

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  • 27673_1thThis is a public announcement of a premeditated assault on property owners in violation of the Wisconsin Constitution and individual property rights made by Donna Gibson on behalf of Wisconsin DATCP (Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection) in an interview with AgriView.    

    Why is no one pressing charges against her and other DATCP personnel and officials for making public threats and plans of harm to sovereign property owners in the state?

    On October 21, 2009 in Wisconsin Circuit Court, Polk County, Judge Molly E. Galewyrick found Pat & Melissa Monchilovich guilty of failure to register premises.   During that court proceeding and under oath, DATCP representatives admitted the program was not of benefit and probably never would be.  Still, DATCP seems quite proud of their targeting of this family, and their subsequent threats to target others in Wisconsin.

    In my opinion, this is nothing less than a threat of intended harm and the use of coercion and duress to force compliance to what is nothing more than an assault on private property rights perpetrated by state officials in violation of their offices and in violation of the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin.   It would appear that state officials launching these attacks on property owners are not aware that Wisconsin has such a document or that they are bound to work within its scope and limitations.  More

    Afghanistan – State Department Spin Exposed

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    Afghan troops

    By Barbara H. Peterson

    As usual, the U.S. government’s official position on the living conditions of women in Afghanistan is rosy. Things are improving, and we are proud of our country’s role in their liberation.

    Kenyan-born Barack Hussein Obama has recently sent even more troops into Afghanistan, so things should be getting better, eh?

    Here is the State Department’s official position on the plight of women in Afghanistan:

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    Speaker Pelosi Unveils Monster Bill – HR 3962

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    From CCHC Health Care News   info@cchconline.org 

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    Speaker Pelosi Unveils Monster Bill – HR 3962

    Today, Speaker Pelosi released the U.S. House health care takeover bill, H.R. 3962. They say they want to debate the bill beginning on Nov 2nd.  The 1,990 page bill is nearly 1,000 pages longer than the original House bill, H.R. 3200.
    Do you trust a 2,000-page health insurance reform bill to keep your life and liberty intact? Will your Representatives read it? They didn’t bother to read the first House bill when it was only 1,018 pages

    . Here are just 11 of many concerns in the bill: More

    Mark Dankof’s America: the history and ideology of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq

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    RBNlogoMark Dankof’s America on RBN Radio

    Anne Singleton on the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK/MKO):
    … Anne Singleton covers the history and ideology of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK) for one hour on Mark Dankof’s America on the Republic Broadcasting Network…
    Republican Broadcasting Network, October 25, 2009

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    One hour Program

     

    Link to the Audio file (One hour, 13 MB)
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    Also read:
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    Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote on the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (Mek/MKO): Mark Dankof’s America on RBN Radio

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    … Cal State-Fullerton professor, Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote, covers the history and ideology of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK) for two hours on Mark Dankof’s America on the Republic Broadcasting Network…
    Republican Broadcasting Network, October 18, 2009
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                          (Professor Paul Sheldon Foote)

    Two hour program

    Link to the First Part      (one hour Audio file)

    Link to the Second Part (one hour Audio file)

    Link: to Mark Dankof’s on RBN radio October 18/
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    Cal State-Fullerton professor, Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote, covers the history and ideology of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK) for two hours on Mark Dankof’s America on the Republic Broadcasting Network.
    Dr. Foote’s sites include:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/traitorsusa, http://360.yahoo.com/paulsheldonfoote, http://www.youtube.com/paulsheldonfoote , and http://business.fullerton.edu/accounting/pfoote.
    A current Iranian web site which discusses the Muhahedin-e-Khalq is that of the Habilian Association at http://www.habilian.com.
    Mark Dankof’s own article on the MeK is entitled, The Mujahedin-e-Khalq: The Peril of Paradox in American Middle East Policy.”
     

    NSA Supercenters to Store Americans’ Private Data Permanently

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    The New American Magazine    

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    By Thomas R. Eddlem

    October 29, 2009 “New American —  The National Security Agency is building huge new storage facilities to store the unconstitutionally gained data on the American people’s telephone calls and Internet traffic permanently, including new buildings in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, and San Antonio, Texas.

    The NSA has been keeping permanent records of all American’s telephone call habits and Internet traffic since shortly after September 11, 2001, according to major news reports, without the constitutionally required warrants from a court. More

    Fake Cow Ears and Defibrillators

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    By: Lynn Swearingen

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    “The potential for RFID tagging of livestock is billions yearly and the potential for radio tagging of food is in trillions a year…”

     U.S. Vs Canada Smack Down in October? 090115a2

    Not exactly how you expected to start your day is it? A little background might be in order.

    In 1990 the creation of the National Advisory Board on Animal Identification was created to begin offering livestock traceability initiatives in Canada. Not content to use the systems in place that had proven effect in cost, labor and common sense, the Advisory Board determined that streamlining through Rfid tagging and individual reporting of livestock was the way to go.

    Determining the total cost for this voluntary program over the past 19 years is impossible. I’d like to say names have been changed to protect the innocent, but it is more likely the “Program” and    Canadian Government simply don’t want the public to know the tax burden they bear. One can find the most recent funding totals $20 million over the next 3 years from The Canadian Industry Traceability Infrastructure Program. More

    The Ruthie Report/ Blogtalk radio

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    NATIONWIDE TALK SHOW       “The Ruthie Report” live and/or archived at http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheRuthieReport 8 pm CST every Thursday  or http://www.ConservativeAlliance.org   Join “The Ruthie Report” and our special guests every Thursday at 8 pm Central time. Listen to Ruthie’s commentary on the issue of illegal immigration, with week to week news updates, action alerts and activities on what we can do to stop the illegal immigration invasion. Check your political correctness at the door.
    This weeks Guest will be:   Chelene Nightingale
    www.NightingaleForGovernor.com
    chelene@nightingaleforgovernor.com
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    Legalized Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

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    Obama, speaking to reporters today after meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, said “President Karzai as well as the other candidates, I think, have shown that they have the interests of the Afghan people at heart.” (TPM Livewire)

    Evidently, the Afghan people he is speaking about do not include women.

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    Defining genetically modified organisms as invasive and alien species

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    Official U.S. definitions regarding invasive species were clearly provided in Executive Order 13112 signed by President William J. Clinton on February 3, 1999.

    Invasive species” means an alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

    Alien species” means, with respect to a particular ecosystem, any species, including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species, that is not native to that ecosystem.

    Species” means a group of organisms all of which have a high degree of physical and genetic similarity, generally interbreed only among themselves, and show persistent differences from members of allied groups of organisms.

    Ecosystem” means the complex of a community of organisms and its environment.

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    Alien plant species, also known as genetically modified organisms, were engineered and introduced into natural environments specifically designed to spread rapidly. Because they are so uncontrollable and engineered to be aggressive, these aberrations of science gone mad rapidly overtake naturally occurring ecosystems and destroy the biodiversity needed to sustain not only the land, but the life on it.  Alien GMO species are an unwelcome interruption, displacing natural plants and crops and all animal species dependent upon them for survival. More

    Tennessee confirms state sovereignty

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    by State Rep. Susan Lynn (TN-57th)

    The following is a letter from Tennessee to the other 49 State Legislatures

    We send greetings from the Tennessee General Assembly.  On June 23, 2009, House Joint Resolution 108, the State Sovereignty Resolution, was signed by Governor Phil Bredesen.  The Resolution created a committee which has as its charge to:

    • Communicate the resolution to the legislatures of the several states,
    • Assure them that this State continues in the same esteem of their friendship,
    • Call for a joint working group between the states to enumerate the abuses of authority by the federal government, and
    • Seek repeal of the assumption of powers and the imposed mandates. More

    Freedom Requires Courage

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    Freedom Requires Courage

    CourageWe’ve all heard it a million times. America is the “Land of the free and home of the brave.”
    Is it? Is it really?

    I’ve had people write to me and tell me they agree with this campaign to Kick Them All Out but they are afraid to sign on, make themselves known for fear of ending up on some list. I had a good friend tell me the same thing one day while talking on the phone. He confessed that he was afraid our conversation was being listened to by the government and that he may end up on some list. He wasn’t shaking in his boots scared. It was more of a “Big Brother is watching” sense in the back of his mind but it was there nonetheless. It was a definite concern that should never have been in his mind in the first place. This is supposed to be a free country, isn’t it? More

    Staging the collapse of private dairy operations: A corporate coup’, Part 1

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    Staging the collapse of private dairy operations: A corporate coup’

    A 2007 University of Georgia article entitled “New Zealand Partnership may boost milk in Georgia” caught my attention as it seemed to be arbitrary to everything from the USDA I had been reading.  According to the article6_4gmo Georgia had lost more than 150 dairy’s since 2000 and predicted a milk shortage if this new technology, covered by proprietary right under the TRIPS (1) agreement, wasn’t implemented.  The eastern seaboard could see a milk shortage.

    This all sounded really alarming until I remembered that the USDA had a long running program of dairy herd culling; eliminating or thinning of dairy herds across the US by the thousands due to a “glut” of milk on the market.  How could Georgia possibly be in danger of inadequate milk supplies: apparently there is so much milk on the market, dairy cows are being slaughtered for meat to slow milk production. With this in mind, I looked into what this New Zealand Partnership might be about. More

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