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Bill backed by Koch brothers and Monsanto to block GMO labeling laws in US

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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:01 PM
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~Lucidity
They really do believe we're stupid.


Yes they do! And they would be correct. They full well know that no offense is possible against that kind of money, resources, government support, media control etc. Most people are't ever aware of where food comes from....all they know is "the store"
Couple that with paid social media manipulations, mind control via the www. In a way it's a brilliant strategy; diabolical but brillinant.
Think we can change anything by changing the people in DC? I don't...
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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:42 PM
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We can try. Maybe by first not falling for the people controlled by the likes of the Kochs, the Tea Party co-opters.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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whywhynot

~Lucidity
Sorry. Had to come back to say just this: Pompeo = Tea Party

Meet Mike Pompeo: The Congressional Candidate Spawned By The ‘Kochtopus’

(This is a serious issue on a few levels, but I think I only posted that link because 'Kochtopus' made me laugh.)
edit on 4/5/2014 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)



Meet George Soros


How is this on topic?'

The topic here is Pompeo and Koch. Not bloody Soros, Gates, or Obama.
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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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whywhynot
reply to post by ~Lucidity
 


Oh evil evil Republican Congressman, bad boy - down.

What about your beloved President from your same source Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act into Law after Promising GMO Labeling in 2007

No sympathy here.







If you believe I am partisan, you're out of your flipping mind. Can ou NOT stay on topic? Stuff your agenda where the sun don't shine, please.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:48 PM
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~Lucidity

whywhynot

~Lucidity
Sorry. Had to come back to say just this: Pompeo = Tea Party

Meet Mike Pompeo: The Congressional Candidate Spawned By The ‘Kochtopus’

(This is a serious issue on a few levels, but I think I only posted that link because 'Kochtopus' made me laugh.)
edit on 4/5/2014 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)



Meet George Soros


How is this on topic?'

The topic here is Pompeo and Koch. Not bloody Soros, Gates, or Obama.
edit on 4/5/2014 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)

The topic is Obama
its always Obama
and when its not Obama...its Obama.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:51 PM
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~Lucidity

whywhynot
reply to post by ~Lucidity
 


Oh evil evil Republican Congressman, bad boy - down.

What about your beloved President from your same source Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act into Law after Promising GMO Labeling in 2007

No sympathy here.







If you believe I am partisan, you're out of your flipping mind. Can ou NOT stay on topic? Stuff your agenda where the sun don't shine, please.


Not on topic??? Ok lets see… The topic of this is: Bill backed by Koch brothers and Monsanto to block GMO labeling laws in US and my reply was: Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act into Law after Promising GMO Labeling hmmmm couldn't get much more on topic, sorry if you didn't like the sad fact that the President turn-coated on the issue.
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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:53 PM
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So who named you hall monitor?
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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:54 PM
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These Lefties have such a fetish for these Koch Brothers...these guys are 59 on the political donor list?

Look at the list - it's all Unions & Bankers

1 ActBlue $100,887,828 99% 0%
2 American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $61,339,129 80% 1%
3 National Education Assn $58,783,738 56% 4%
4 AT&T Inc $56,789,597 41% 57%
5 National Assn of Realtors $52,431,322 43% 46%
6 Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $45,516,130 91% 2%
7 Goldman Sachs $45,112,865 53% 44%
8 United Auto Workers $41,669,153 71% 0%
9 Carpenters & Joiners Union $41,478,546 71% 9%
10 Service Employees International Union $38,569,790 84% 2%
11 Laborers Union $38,089,860 83% 7%
12 American Federation of Teachers $37,039,075 89% 0%
13 Communications Workers of America $36,326,885 86% 0%
14 Teamsters Union $36,153,707 88% 5%
15 JPMorgan Chase & Co $34,809,107 48% 51%
16 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $33,970,100 86% 0%
17 United Parcel Service $32,565,382 35% 64%
18 Citigroup Inc $32,406,962 48% 50%
19 National Auto Dealers Assn $32,136,910 31% 68%
20 EMILY's List $31,654,912 98% 0%
21 AFL-CIO $31,558,377 60% 3%
22 American Bankers Assn $31,372,752 36% 63%
23 Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $31,356,147 98% 1%
24 American Medical Assn $30,030,759 40% 59%
25 Microsoft Corp $29,440,923 55% 43%
26 National Beer Wholesalers Assn $29,240,010 35% 64%
27 Blue Cross/Blue Shield $29,015,753 36% 63%
28 General Electric $28,293,623 47% 51%
29 National Assn of Home Builders $27,639,630 34% 65%
30 Lockheed Martin $27,479,254 42% 56%
31 Bank of America $27,085,443 41% 57%
32 National Assn of Letter Carriers $26,211,359 84% 9%
33 Morgan Stanley $26,138,330 42% 56%
34 Verizon Communications $25,603,917 40% 58%
35 Deloitte LLP $25,265,833 35% 63%
36 Time Warner $24,551,637 72% 25%
37 Newsweb Corp $24,536,371 40% 0%
38 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union $24,510,898 83% 4%
39 Credit Union National Assn $24,270,655 47% 51%
40 Altria Group $23,890,998 28% 71%
41 Ernst & Young $23,363,718 42% 57%
42 Operating Engineers Union $23,296,173 82% 14%
43 American Hospital Assn $23,075,101 52% 46%
44 International Assn of Fire Fighters $23,002,060 79% 16%
45 Sheet Metal Workers Union $22,570,778 95% 2%
46 PricewaterhouseCoopers $22,544,797 35% 64%
47 American Dental Assn $21,942,008 44% 54%
48 Boeing Co $21,873,853 46% 52%
49 UBS AG $21,593,322 40% 58%
50 Comcast Corp $20,815,485 57% 42%
51 Pfizer Inc $19,899,739 35% 64%
52 AFLAC Inc $19,864,559 43% 56%
53 National Rifle Assn $19,820,803 17% 82%
54 Northrop Grumman $19,814,851 42% 57%
55 Air Line Pilots Assn $19,783,047 82% 17%
56 Union Pacific Corp $19,711,718 27% 72%
57 Honeywell International $19,592,197 44% 54%
58 Natl Assn/Insurance & Financial Advisors $19,355,124 41% 58%


59 Koch Industries $18,283,448 8% 91%

Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 11:06 PM
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Wow great list that shows exactly why we need campaign finance reform!



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 11:17 PM
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AlaskanDad
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Wow great list that shows exactly why we need campaign finance reform!


Right - Actblue is a Lefty outfit giving $100,000,000.00 a year what legislation are they ramming thru as compared to the Koch Bros. giving 18 million.

Of course GMO's suck & are bad but don't tell me the Dem's are not bought & paid for to the Nth degree!



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 11:22 PM
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Great point! Also how about a person taking responsibility for themselves? I find plenty of non-gmo food to eat. Got my garden, got my livestock and regularly visit the stores that sell non-gmo products.
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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 11:32 PM
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I have stated many times in the past that the owners of large businesses who make their money off of the public, usually extremely wealthy people, have no moral conscience or ideals. They are out to take advantage of people for profit, plain and simple. They have no qualms about hurting people, and the only thing they concern themselves with in that regard is whether they can get away with it.

Let's ask ourselves why it would be worth fighting to keep an ingredients list off of your product. The only reason I can come up with is that they don't want people to see what would be on that list. And that alone should be troubling to everyone. And what is even scarier is the fact that these types of organizations have allies in the government. Often times these allies are the same people the WE elected to serve US, yet they put on a smiling face and tell us that is what they're doing, while behind closed doors they are conspiring with the thugs of companies like Monsanto to screw us over, and even damage our health as well.

These types of things should be criminal. Such people need to be held accountable in one way or another, but how can we hold them accountable when they basically have more of a hand in running things than we, the people, do? I have long believed that something needs to occur to break up this relationship between businesses, money, and the government/politicians, because no good can come out of it for the people. Nine times out of ten things will end badly for us. The FDA itself has proven, through their actions, that they too are controlled by these large corporations. I use the word control because the FDA seemingly does whatever would benefit the company, at the expense of the citizenry.

There needs to be stricter government oversight of these businesses, stricter laws as well, while at the same time creating other new laws to prevent politicians from engaging in any kind of relationship with such people. It could be done, but the politicians are the ones who make the laws, so are they going to discipline themselves? That is like saying that Congress would not vote to give itself a raise. If it has ever happened, such a thing is a rarity.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 11:38 PM
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BABYBULL24

AlaskanDad
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Wow great list that shows exactly why we need campaign finance reform!


Right - Actblue is a Lefty outfit giving $100,000,000.00 a year what legislation are they ramming thru as compared to the Koch Bros. giving 18 million.

Of course GMO's suck & are bad but don't tell me the Dem's are not bought & paid for to the Nth degree!



Campaign reform to the point of no donations, ie no corporate sponsors for either side as both R's & D's are bought and paid for politicians under our current political system.

I hate the fact that union dues are being used to finance the Dems! Grrr that money should benefit the workers that earn it!



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 11:39 PM
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JiggyPotamus
I have stated many times in the past that the owners of large businesses who make their money off of the public, usually extremely wealthy people, have no moral conscience or ideals. They are out to take advantage of people for profit, plain and simple. They have no qualms about hurting people, and the only thing they concern themselves with in that regard is whether they can get away with it.

Let's ask ourselves why it would be worth fighting to keep an ingredients list off of your product. The only reason I can come up with is that they don't want people to see what would be on that list. And that alone should be troubling to everyone. And what is even scarier is the fact that these types of organizations have allies in the government. Often times these allies are the same people the WE elected to serve US, yet they put on a smiling face and tell us that is what they're doing, while behind closed doors they are conspiring with the thugs of companies like Monsanto to screw us over, and even damage our health as well.

These types of things should be criminal. Such people need to be held accountable in one way or another, but how can we hold them accountable when they basically have more of a hand in running things than we, the people, do? I have long believed that something needs to occur to break up this relationship between businesses, money, and the government/politicians, because no good can come out of it for the people. Nine times out of ten things will end badly for us. The FDA itself has proven, through their actions, that they too are controlled by these large corporations. I use the word control because the FDA seemingly does whatever would benefit the company, at the expense of the citizenry.

There needs to be stricter government oversight of these businesses, stricter laws as well, while at the same time creating other new laws to prevent politicians from engaging in any kind of relationship with such people. It could be done, but the politicians are the ones who make the laws, so are they going to discipline themselves? That is like saying that Congress would not vote to give itself a raise. If it has ever happened, such a thing is a rarity.


Don't get your conclusion - so these companies & government colluding want to kill you and the solution is more government?

Here's a solution - don't buy their crap food and they go out of business - unless the government bails them out...



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 12:50 AM
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Pompeo will offer the bill in the US House before Congress leaves for Easter recess later this month, according to The Hill newspaper and Politico. The bill includes a "prohibition against mandatory labeling," catering to the needs of powerful interest groups that have already declared war against such "right to know" labeling laws in the US.


Aside from the Koch brothers and Monsanto which other powerful interest groups are also in play


Well after reading the article at www.organicconsumers.org...


FINLAND, Minn. – The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today called on its million-plus network of consumers to help stop Rep. Mike Pompeo from co-sponsoring a bill, written by the junk food industry, that would preempt state and federal laws mandating the labeling of genetically modified organisms in food.


And from the article at www.farms.com...


The bill will reportedly be backed by a coalition of industry groups including the Grocery Manufactures Association. Interestingly, the legislation will include language which includes “probation against mandatory labeling.”


At face value I believe that these other two organizations, not mentioned directly but linked to in the OP, are acting as front line pawns in the War On Consumer Information and Education, possibly in the service of the Koch brothers and or Monsanto and I will try, and I hope my fellow members will also try, to find any direct links between all four organizations!


Maybe we need to look at this organization more closely also
...


16 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $33,970,100 86% 0%


Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014

It is a disgusting criminal shame that corporate greed is willing to both poison us and hide that fact from us!



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 02:02 AM
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DietJoke
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Pompeo will offer the bill in the US House before Congress leaves for Easter recess later this month, according to The Hill newspaper and Politico. The bill includes a "prohibition against mandatory labeling," catering to the needs of powerful interest groups that have already declared war against such "right to know" labeling laws in the US.


Aside from the Koch brothers and Monsanto which other powerful interest groups are also in play


Well after reading the article at www.organicconsumers.org...


FINLAND, Minn. – The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today called on its million-plus network of consumers to help stop Rep. Mike Pompeo from co-sponsoring a bill, written by the junk food industry, that would preempt state and federal laws mandating the labeling of genetically modified organisms in food.


And from the article at www.farms.com...


The bill will reportedly be backed by a coalition of industry groups including the Grocery Manufactures Association. Interestingly, the legislation will include language which includes “probation against mandatory labeling.”


At face value I believe that these other two organizations, not mentioned directly but linked to in the OP, are acting as front line pawns in the War On Consumer Information and Education, possibly in the service of the Koch brothers and or Monsanto and I will try, and I hope my fellow members will also try, to find any direct links between all four organizations!


Maybe we need to look at this organization more closely also
...


16 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $33,970,100 86% 0%


Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014

It is a disgusting criminal shame that corporate greed is willing to both poison us and hide that fact from us!



Yeeesh wake-up - the whole stinking thing is rife with Democrat Union donors - your side want's GMO's just as much as the Koch Bros....

Time for people to really wake-up in this country - time for the brainwashing to be over.

I dunno maybe it's the fluoridation in the water?



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 02:10 AM
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Yeah but Benghazi!



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 08:16 AM
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Yeeesh wake-up - the whole stinking thing is rife with Democrat Union donors - your side want's GMO's just as much as the Koch Bros....


My side is Anarchy and grow your own garden, produce your own food and become self sufficient ... not corporate/state welfare and political lobbying/bribery!



Time for people to really wake-up in this country - time for the brainwashing to be over.


Yes, I agree, but maybe for different reasons than you have.


I dunno maybe it's the fluoridation in the water?


Well maybe the ...


47 American Dental Assn $21,942,008 44% 54%


... is in cahoots with the Junk Food industry in getting Monsanto to make GMO products, sold by the Grocery Manufactures Association and operated by the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, to cause people to be more genetically susceptible to the effects of fluoride poisoning and hence more open to suggestion and mind control, so that the Koch brothers and their corporate welfare pawns can make more money



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 08:32 AM
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You forgot to mention The FDA approves unhealthy foods because they create disease ie cancers which adds money to big pharma's pockets and they in turn provide funding for the FDA.

What corruption?
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posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 09:13 AM
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I absolutely agree that is the even wider picture and it is pretty damning that the food and medical/pharma industry seems to be set up to make people sick and constantly hungry for GMO junk food/GMO fast food.


What is poisoning that entire situation is corporate greed!

The solution is to go back to farming on a couple of acres of land to be sustainable and not pollute and pandemically poison each other, by being in close proximity as people are today in the cities, where an airborne lethal virus, possibly like the new ebola strain, can wreak havok!

People need to take control of their food supply back to be able to survive in a world that will fight to the death over access to fresh water and fresh food.




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