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Monsanto’s Congressional Cartel: List of Senators Who Betrayed Constituents in Favor of Biotech Dollars

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Monsanto’s Congressional Cartel: List of Senators Who Betrayed Constituents in Favor of Biotech Dollars

 

The success of last weekend’s March Against Monsanto should have made it very clear that a great many people wish to see, at the very least, labels on toxic GMO foods.

Once upon a time, a system was designed in which “the people” elected delegates to go to Washington DC.  These members of Congress had the specific duty of representing the wishes of their constituencies when laws were being voted upon.

The success of last weekend’s March Against Monsanto should have made it very clear that a great many people wish to see, at the very least, labels on toxic GMO foods. The fact that this success was covered up by the media does NOT mean that the members of Congress were unaware of it – just the opposite. Our success was frightening, and that is why it was covered up.

Despite that, the day before the event, an amendment to the farm bill that would have allowed the individual states to pass laws protecting consumers from unlabeled GMOs was quietly shot down in the Senate with a vote of 71-27 against this right. The timing of this betrayal, right before a long weekend, goes along with the general modus operandi of sliding through things that will meet with objections from the public when they are otherwise distracted.

The failure to pass this amendment was due in part to Monsanto mouthpiece Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chair of the Agriculture Committee.

The failure to pass this amendment was due in part to Monsanto mouthpiece Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chair of the Agriculture Committee.  Stabenow, incidentally, received over three quarters of a million dollars from agribusiness interests ($739,926 to be exact) in agribusiness donations.  Stabenow utilized the propaganda that is being dispersed by the likes of Monsanto and the Gates Foundation to argue her point:

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chair of the Agriculture Committee, spoke on behalf of the biotech giant seizing the opportunity to focus primarily on the myth that genetically modified ingredients feed the hungry people of the world, ignoring the fact that 64 countries now require GMO labeling.

“This particular amendment would interfere with the FDA’s science-based process to determine what food labeling is necessary for consumers,” Stabenow said.

“It’s also important to note that around the world now we are seeing genetically modified crops that have the ability to resist crop diseases and improve nutritional content and survive drought conditions in many developing countries,” she added.

Unable to make the connection with how allowing states to label GMO foods would interfere with corporate biotech operations abroad, she instead took the opportunity to show that the chair of the Agriculture Committee is marching lockstep with the Gates Foundation.

“We see wonderful work being done by foundations like the Gates Foundation and others, that are using new techniques to be able to feed hungry people,” she said. (Source)

This puts Stabenow right up there on the list with Senator Roy Blunt (R- Mo), the inextricably-linked congressman from Monsanto’s home state of Missouri who slipped the rider in for the Monsanto Protection Act last March. But Stabenow and Blunt are not the only enemies.  Monsanto is the number one donor in the agricultural lobby, having spent nearly 6 million dollars in 2012, ($5,970,000) as well as more than $925,000 directly to political candidates. ($541,854 as Monsanto, $384,890 as Scott’s Miracle Gro, which is an agent for Monsanto’s “Round-up” ). Any politician who took money from them and then voted in favor of them is equally guilty of betraying their offices and the trust placed in them by voters.

There is simply no excuse for voting against the individual state’s rights to allow consumers to make informed choices about the food they purchase. The sponsor of the failed bill, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, said:

“…the concept we’re talking about today is a fairly commonsense and non-radical idea.

“All over the world, in the European Union, in many other countries around the world, dozens and dozens of countries, people are able to look at the food that they are buying and determine through labeling whether or not that product contains genetically modified organisms.”

Sanders also noted that in the past he has helped pass laws in his home state of Vermont that would require GMO labeling but hasn’t seen those laws actually be enacted over fears that Monsanto would sue the state. This bill would allow states to do what they want without fear that the company that brought us agent orange could end up having more power than an entire state government. (Source)

The saying goes, “The friend of my enemy is also my enemy.”  By this rationale, those who are in the back pocket of Monsanto are the enemies of those of us who demand proper oversight of the evil corporation through the checks and balances that are SUPPOSED to be in place to protect consumers. Therefore, it is patently clear that those in Congress who vote in favor of Monsanto are the enemy.

Let’s out the politicians who voted against the amendment last Friday that would have allowed the states to choose whether or not GMOs should be labeled.  As long as these politicians are in office, GMOs will NOT be labeled at a national level, because these politicians will not allow legislations to pass that might harm the bottom line of their puppet-master, Monsanto.  Real Farmacy put together a list of the US Senators who voted AGAINST our right to know what we are eating:

Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Baldwin (D-WI)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (D-OH)
Burr (R-NC)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cowan (D-MA)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kaine (D-VA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lee (R-UT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Moran (R-KS)
Nelson (D-FL)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Udall (D-CO)
Vitter (R-LA)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Despite the vast campaign donations the politicians receive from special interest groups, the recent grassroots movements like Occupy Monsanto and March Against Monsanto have proven that activism works without the huge budget. Even though Monsanto has a kennel full of obedient pet congress members, we can defeat the biotech enemy by spreading information. Teaching the public about the dangers of consuming GMOs, the environmental and health tolls of Monsanto’s farming methods, and the unscrupulous business practices that are designed to put small farmers around the globe out of business, is our most powerful weapon.

This is a call to action.  Use the list above to make it clear that we will not stand idly by while our elected representatives betray us for the benefit of Monsanto.

  • Find the email addresses and phone numbers of your Senator HERE. Write them a polite letter or make a polite phone call.  Firmly and courteously demand answers.
  • Use public forums provided to you on your local level to share information about the selling out of our health by these elected officials.  Write letters to the editor,  post on social media, and hand out fliers, being sure to follow local ordinances. Always be courteous to encourage dialogue.
  • Find your senator’s page on Facebook. Actively post in the comments sections and post on their timelines about your displeasure regarding their betrayals.
  • Use the power of social media to spread the word that these senators are the friends of Monsanto, and thus the enemies of food freedom and GMO labeling.
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Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor.  Her website, The Organic Prepper, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at daisy@theorganicprepper.ca

GMOs hiding in almost all food in this country, what are you doing about it?

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Source: http://occupymonsanto360.org

By Fritz Kreiss

GMOs hiding in almost all food in this country, what are you doing about it?
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GMOs are in more than 75% of foods in the US now, and the number continues to increase year after year.  Not only are they in almost everything, but since labeling isn’t required they remain hidden and you have to research all the potential ingredients that are likely to be GMO (which is also constantly increasing).  Recent research has shown that GMOs are carcinogenic, toxic to people’s livers, kidneys, and blood, and their related herbicide partner RoundUp contributes to birth defects, a number of brain disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Autism in addition to a number of other effects which are only now beginning to come to light.

hawaii-anti-gmo-protest-3-3-2013Now the question is this, are you going to sit back and accept this or are you going to do something about it?  There are many ways to take part, but at this time we have finally gotten enough support to get people out in the streets protesting.  Please take the time to check out the March Against Monsanto event(s) on May 25th, there are more being planned for the Fourth of July, as well as some others that have yet to be publicly announced.  And if none of these events work for you, start your own in your neighborhood, town, or city.  Pass out informational flyers, share info on your social media pages, educate and rabble rouse your friends, family, and even co-workers.  There’s much to be done and many ways to go about achieving these changes, please take part in whatever ways you can!

Articles you may find of interest:

Monsanto’s GM Corn Linked to Cancer in New Study

Study Links Monsanto’s RoundUp to Autism, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s Disease

New Study Proves Bt Toxins in GMOs Toxic to Mammalian Blood

Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?

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July 4th Open Carry March on D.C. – Recent Updates

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Whether one agrees or not with supporting / joining the upcoming scheduled open carry march on D.C. on July 4th one thing is almost guarantied.  If history proves anything the mainstream media will black this out until they can either edit and spin the story to their owner’s advantage or a provocateur created action gives the MSM the green light, as the spin has already taken place.

Below are article snippets with links to the full resources for the information I have seen to date.  Research on your own if you choose as I am sure more information and opinions are available than I have had time to mention here.

The ultimate test of the 2nd Amendment: July 4th open carry march on Washington

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In what can only be described as perhaps the ultimate test of the 2nd Amendment in our nation’s capitol, an open carry march with loaded rifles is being planned for Independence day.

The organizer for this event is Adam Kokesh, an outspoken advocate for gun rights and veteran of the Iraq War. He is well-known within the Patriot community for pushing the envelope in order to bring attention to our constitutional rights and defense of them. He hosted a television show on Russia Today called Adam vs. The Man and has continued to bring forth radio segments on the internet using the same show title since leaving RT.

Adam was one of the organizers of a gutsy march on the White House on Presidents’ Day back during the primaries in support of Ron Paul. It was a march that comprised exclusively several hundred veterans and active duty military members whose goal was to proclaim that “Ron Paul was the choice of our troops.” It was carried out peacefully and respectfully but received very little national mainstream press coverage in spite of the uniqueness of such an event.

In perhaps Adam’s most courageous planned event to date, a march is scheduled for the 4th of July. A facebook group has been set-up to organize and plan the event which will be a march with loaded rifles slung behind participant’s backs. The information regarding the march openly discloses to interested participants that it will be a non-permitted event into Washington, DC where open-carry is forbidden to be done according to current gun control laws.

As stated in part within the facebook group’s information:

Should we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back, having shown that free people are not welcome in Washington, & returning with the resolve that the politicians, bureaucrats, & enforcers of the federal government will not be welcome in the land of the free.

This event will be truly a test of whether or not the American people are still “allowed” to “peaceably assemble” freely without the unconstitutional need to get permission from the government, i.e. by permit. That is one aspect of the march that should be noted.

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Adam Kokesh Interviewed About The Upcoming Armed March On D.C.
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The above video is Adam Kokesh’s first media appearance on the Alex Jones radio and TV show since he announced his armed march on D.C. Adam expanded on his publicly announced plan to lead an armed formation of 2nd Amendment Rights activists from Virginia’s Arlington National Cemetery to the White House and back. He told Alex Jones that this is an armed revolt and an overthrow of the illegitimate government but he agreed with Alex that what he means by that is it is a symbolic overthrow of their violation of the civil rights of American gun owners. This is a powerful interview, read the CNS news article below.

Alex Jones Interviewed Radio host and activist Adam Kokesh plans to lead an armed march from the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia all the way to the White House and back.

According to a Facebook event posted by Kokesh, titled “ Open Carry March on Washington,” he plans to lead a peaceful march July 4th “across the Memorial Bridge, down Independence Avenue, around the Capitol, the Supreme Court, & the White House, then peacefully return to Virginia across the Memorial Bridge.”

As of 7:00am on 5/8/2013 there are 2,663 people who are intending to participate in this event.

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D.C. Police Chief Vows To Take Action Against July 4th Gun Marchers

DC-Police-Chief1An Iraq war veteran and Internet talk show host is trying to gather thousands of protesters to march into the District on Independence Day with loaded rifles on their backs.

But if Adam Kokesh follows through with his July 4 plans — 2,500 people have signed up for the cause — he and his makeshift band will be met on the Arlington Memorial Bridge by two police forces packing guns of their own.

Kokesh, 31, and D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier say they want to work together to ensure a peaceful airing of grievances. But the chief says only one side can have guns: hers. And she’ll have backup from the U.S. Park Police, which will also position officers at the District line.

“If you’re coming here to protest government policy, great,” Lanier said Tuesday on her monthly appearance on NewsChannel 8, reacting to the group’s plan to cross the Potomac River from Arlington National Cemetery. “If you’re coming here to break the law, we’ll take action.”

Lanier added, “There’s a pretty good chance we’ll meet them on the D.C. side of the bridge.”

Kokesh is calling the event an “ Open Carry March ” but described it as a general demonstration against “tyranny,” not a protest against specific gun laws.

News of the march comes amid a national debate over gun regulations that emerged after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Kokesh has chosen to stage his protest in one of the most strictly regulated cities when it comes to firearms laws — and one of the most contested.

D.C. Police Chief Vows To Take Action Against July 4th Gun Marchers [continued]

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Warning to Kokesh Marchers

By John Raines

There’s been a lot of confusion about Adam Kokesh’s armed protest march into Washington and multiple people have stated the group will simple turn around if they are met with resistance. I’d like to clear up some of the incorrect assumptions regarding political geography in the Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia area.

First some history. During the colonial period, both Virginia and Maryland claimed ownership of the Potomac River. In 1776 Virginia ceded control and legal ownership of the portion of the river where the two states share a border in the Virginia Constitution.

Some time later in the 1790s Virginia and Maryland ceded land to the Federal government for the creation of Washington D.C. The portion of the Potomac that ran through the District was no longer part of Maryland but became part of D.C. In 1847, the Virginia portion was “retroceded” back to Virginia. However, the Maryland portion originally ceded to the Feds provided the legal ownership over the Potomac and remained in the possession of Washington D.C. This arrangement continues to this day.

What does this all mean? Conventional wisdom would assume that the border between two states is at the middle point of the river. However, with the Potomac this is not true. Since Washington D.C. has ownership of the Potomac River to the lowest point on the Virginia side, (through Maryland’s prior ownership) Adam and his formation will have a very short march before they find themselves in violation of D.C. law. So short in fact, they may mistakenly believe they are still in Virginia before even reaching the Memorial bridge as Columbia Island between the two locations is part of D.C. (Lady Bird Johnson Memorial park).

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Ron Paul Breaks Another Attendence Record In California

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Source: http://www.revolutionpac.com

Last night at California State University, Chico over 6,200 people attended a rally for Ron Paul. This is the latest in a recent string of hugely popular events that the republican presidential candidate has held. On March 14, 2012 Revolution PAC streamed what would become the largest gathering at the time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; that event had about 5,000 people. Two weeks later Paul spoke at University of Wisconsin-Madison to an even larger crowd of 5,200.

Rep. Paul will continue on his tour in California with two more appearances. Tonight he will be at University of California, Los Angeles at 8:30pm in the Straus Stadium at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. This is a new venue that was switched to because of demand for seats; the stadium holds 10,000. Tomorrow he will be at UC Berkley. The trend of increasing attendance is expected to continue as Paul moves onto the next two stops especially considering that UCLA and UC Berkley each have substantially larger numbers of students.

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Veterans for Liberty Super PAC & VFRP March on the RNC

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RON PAUL IS THE CHOICE OF THE TROOPS

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VETERANS & ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY FOR RON PAUL MARCH ON THE WHITE HOUSE

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Posted by  @ FederalJack who also shared the live broadcast was good enough to make a quick video while he was streaming the feed.  Great job !

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This was a wonderful historic event showing the veterans and active duty military members will not allow to have their voices suppressed.  Veterans for Ron Paul make an impressive showing, to say the least.  I feel that the veterans and active duty troops have stated their knowledgeable understanding of unconstitutional and un-declared illegal wars.  You may say “I like Ron Paul except for his military / foreign policy standing”, well, who knows better than those participating first hand, which are these patriots marching today.   As an USMC vet I salute these Veterans for Ron Paul and supporting active duty service men and women and fully support their efforts!

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Veterans For Ron Paul March ~ Washington D.C.

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US Military Issues Warning to Ron Paul Supporters

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US Military Issues Warning to Ron Paul Supporters – But They’ll Never Stop us. March on!

Veterans for Ron Paul march on Washington D.C. Feb 20th

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The full text of the email can be found at:
http://www.adamvstheman.com/blog/us-military-issues-warning-to-ron-paul-suppo…

Please purchase your tickets to the after Party! http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2857227043

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MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/political-pro-con/2012/fe…

Additional information on the event located on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/347123448645268/

For those wishing to show support but are unable to attend in Washington D.C. on President’s Day, might I suggest supporting by this effort visiting the link below and donating to the choice of our troops!

Now more than every we need the Champion of the Constitution!

Please visit Ron Paul’s official campaign site by following the link below and donate today!

Ron Paul Veterans – March – Washington Monument – Feb 20th 2012!

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MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/political-pro-con/2012/fe…

Additional information on the event located on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/347123448645268/

For those wishing to show support but are unable to attend in Washington D.C. on President’s Day, might I suggest supporting by this effort visiting the link below and donating to the choice of our troops!

Now more than every we need the Champion of the Constitution!

Please visit Ron Paul’s official campaign site by following the link below and donate today!

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