‘$HITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD’ ~ Phillip Schneider on “Trump’s EPA Wants to Reverse Round-Up Verdict — Protecting Bayer-Monsanto”

“After Bayer AG, which recently acquired the Round-Up herbicide in a $63 billion buyout of Monsanto, has once again been found guilty in a California court for not informing customers that their product can cause cancer. The Trump Administration on the other hand, wants that ruling overturned. In August of 2018, Monsanto lost their first big lawsuit alleging that the active ingredient of their Round-Up herbicide causes cancer. Ever since that day, thousands of plaintiffs have began suing Monsanto for causing their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. One of those plaintiffs is Edwin Hardeman, who was the first to challenge Monsanto in a federal court. The judge overseeing Edwin’s suit even restricted him from discussing Monsanto’s past, Hardeman’s ‘personal history’, and information about regulatory decisions, barring him from talking about anything besides whether Round-Up caused his cancer. Despite what his attorneys argued was a huge disadvantage, he was still able to get his point across, won the suit against Monsanto, and was awarded $25 million. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Justice Department want to see that ruling overturned by a higher court, according to a Ninth Circuit court brief filed in December. Bayer’s stock soared immediately thereafter. This decision isn’t surprising seeing as though Trump ran his whole campaign on the economy, not environmental or health safety. According to a 2017 Associated Press analysis, almost half of Trump’s EPA appointees have previous industry ties, with about one-third previously working as lawyers or lobbyists for chemical or fossil fuels companies like Monsanto. Twenty-four ethics waivers were signed by Trump pick Don McGahn allowing former industry members to oversee the industries they used to work for. In November, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Trump Administration had unlawfully excluded millions of tons of toxic materials from undergoing safety review, including common products such as fire retardant, house paint, and insulation. The Trump Administrations argument as to why the Hardman case should be ignored is that the Trump EPA does not classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, and therefor Bayer and Monsanto have no need to label it as such. However, a plethora of research shows the opposite. In a recent 2019 meta-analysis, scientists found that glyphosate exposure could raise the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer by as much as 41%. It doesn’t appear that the Trump Administration will allow Bayer’s stock to go down without a fight, but I have a feeling that isn’t going to stop victims of Round-Up from seeking justice.”

~Phillip Schneider

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Waking Times

DAVID ICKE: “Who Is Driving The War On Iran?”

 

 

~via David Icke

LOGOS WARS: “Donald Trump Sold America to Israel”

“Whoa every single speech with his killuminati hand signs has very deep Occult meaning just watch how he loves using them like a spell on his audience. That bastard Diaper Drump sure is a giveaway and spits out Lies upon Lies. A True sock puppet of IsraHELL”

~Comment from the YouTube thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~via Logos Wars

WESLEY HUDSON: “Iran Threatens To Blow Up The White House In ‘Crushing And Powerful Retaliation’”

IRAN has threatened to attack the White House in a “crushing and powerful retaliation” to the death of General Soleimani.

The warning came in response to Donald Trump’s threats to strike 52 Iranian targets. Iranian Labour News Agency claimed Iranian MP Abolfazl Abutorabi made the threats during an open session of parliament on Sunday.

He said:

“We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time.”

Mr Abutorabi added:

“This is a declaration of war, which means if you hesitate you lose. When someone declares war do you want to respond to the bullets with flowers? They will shoot you in the head.”

The open session in Tehran on Sunday cam just days after Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike at Baghdad airport.

His body was flown to the city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran on Sunday following massive funeral marches in Iraq.

Major General Hossein Salami, Revolutionary Guards commander, promised “a strategic revenge which will definitely put an end to the US presence in the region”.

Trump vowed to hit 52 critical targets in Iran in retaliation, should Tehran strike any American interests in the region.

Upping the stakes, Iran said it identified 35 targets for potential strikes and raised its red “flags of revenge” over a major mosque.

Trump tweeted on Saturday from Mar-a-lago:

“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!”

He added:

“Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years.”

The President was accused of threatening to carry out “war crimes” after suggesting sites important to “Iranian culture” would be targeted.

His threat to target sites important to “Iranian culture” drew many accusations from critics that he was threatening to commit “war crimes”.

Earlier on Saturday, an Iranian official said at least 35 US targets, including warships and Tel Aviv, have been identified for retaliatory strikes.

A retaliation attack from Iran could be seen “within weeks” at home or abroad, a senior congressional staffer told Time magazine.

They said:

“There is no indication that there is going to be a de-escalation in the near future. The only question is how bad is the retaliation going to be and where and what is it going to hit.”

Whilst there, he warned the US made a “grave mistake” by killing General Soleimani and will face consequences for years to come.

He added:

“This crime committed by the US will go down in history as one of their unforgettable crimes against the Iranian nation.”

 

~via Daily Express

‘HEAVEN HELP US IN 2020’ ~ Stephen Lendman: “Today’s ‘Criminal Class’ Government Considers Peace and Stability Un-American”

“The nation I grew up in long ago no longer exists. Today’s criminal class in the nation’s capital makes the unthinkable possible — bipartisan hardliners abhorrent of peace, stability, equity, justice, and the rule of law. They’re unchallenged by a largely ignorant, indifferent public, brainwashed by political and media talking heads, distracted by bread and circuses — while endless wars rage, the nation’s resources used for mass slaughter, vast destruction, conquest and colonization, at the expense of beneficial social change. Will planet earth be consumed by U.S. arrogance and rage for dominance? Is catastrophic nuclear war inevitable? Will humanity survive or perish? Are we doomed by diabolical U.S. rage to force other countries to bend to its will — naked aggression and other hostile actions its favored tactics, multi-world polarity fought tooth and nail, peace and stability is considered un-American! As a boy, youth and young man, I was free from what I fear now — possible global war that could kill us all. The road to hell pursued by the US ruling class is paved with ill-intentions — abhorrent of what just societies cherish. In my 9th decade, I fear for younger generations in the US and elsewhere. Will they match my longevity or perish in a mushroom-shaped cloud or by other destructive means? Are they doomed by U.S. rage to rule the world unchallenged by whatever it takes to achieve its aims, the human toll of no consequence? Heaven help us in the new year and what follows. 2020 began with a bang! Is the worst ahead?”

~Stephen Lendman

 

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does Defines the Trump Regime’s Foreign Policy