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Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:00:37 PM »



MONSANTO ACQUIRES
RIGHTS TO THE SUN

Monsanto Acquires Rights to the Sun

CREVE COEUR, MISSOURI, June 30, 2012 — in a ground-breaking move, Monsanto, a multi-national biotechnology corporation, acquired rights to the sun in a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision, led by Clarence Thomas, was hailed by Monsanto President and CEO Hugh Grant as “good news for food producers, food consumers, and the future of humanity.”

Monsanto is known worldwide for its Roundup brand, an herbicide that works in conjunction with genetically engineered seeds.

The decision allows solar energy used by Monsanto-crop farmland — including solar panels, wind turbines and the like — to be taxed at a rate of 10% per kilowatt hour.

Approved in an unprecedented three months, the law will go into effect January 1, 2013.

Companies, organizations and individuals currently using Roundup products will receive one free year of sunlight before the 10% tithe is active.

According to the new regulation, any action to “store, reuse or redirect” sunlight will be a prosecutable offense unless authorized by Monsanto.


Failure to comply with the law may result
in a visit by Monsanto’s secretive “Watt” Police.


Monsanto typically uses lawsuits or the threat of lawsuits to bring compliance. “We feed the world,” Grant says, “anyone caught stealing sunlight from us is stealing food from the mouths of millions.”

Sunlight, which most life on earth relies on, provides warmth, photosynthesis for plant life, and is used widely on beaches.

Opponents such as Greenpeace and “Sunshine for All,” a crowdsourced Facebook movement, vow to fight the ruling.

“First they patent life, then they insert genes into our food supply, now they’re hijacking the sun. Monsanto seeks world domination and the Supreme Court is enabling them.

Shame on you, Supreme Court,”
says Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo.

And shame on “The Monsanto Protection Act”

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A budget provision protecting genetically-modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks was extended for three months in an approved US House of Representatives’ spending bill on Tuesday evening.

Called “The Monsanto Protection Act” by opponents, the budget rider shields biotech behemoths like Monsanto, Cargill and others from the threat of lawsuits and bars federal courts from intervening to force an end to the sale of a GMO (genetically-modified organism) even if the genetically-engineered product causes damaging health effects.
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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 09:45:34 PM »
There is a solution to corporations, to the psychopathic choices made by Those who stand to profit, but I will not discuss it here.  People get sick around here when I point out how virtually all the issues We discuss have a single solution.

If any have missed the solution, please read the stickies in My forum:

http://www.thelivingmoon.com/forum1/index.php?board=163.0

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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 10:29:14 PM »
Your friging kidding?
Bugger!

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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 12:27:43 AM »
HARD TO BELIEVE...

YET ANOTHER EXCUSE & WAY TO CHARGE US FOR LIVING & ROB US ALL !

HOW HAVE THEY GOT AWAY WITH IT AMAZES ME...

WHO GIVES THEM THE RIGHT....HAVE THEY DONE A DEAL WITH GOD !  :o

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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 03:12:40 AM »
So, after more than one year, how many people were sued for using the Sun?  :)

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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 05:19:48 AM »
Going into US Supreme Court opinions of 2012, (the article is dated 6/30/2012) there is no such Monsanto case.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&navby=year&year=2012

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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 05:45:58 AM »
Doom porn, of pure fiction.
Sure, but who cares about the truth?

Things only have to look like they support someone's opinion to be posted as truth. ;D

PS: that quote attributed to Greenpeace only exists on the same sites as this "news" article.

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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 07:03:04 AM »
I am hear by claiming all of the air on Earth. It is mine. I will tax you to breathe. This includes all farm animals and pets. Fish stock and even the dolphins in Aquariums. All air breathing animals will be required to breathe through a regulator with a counter. Failure will be met with polluted air for 1 year. ::)
 
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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2014, 07:12:37 AM »
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“anyone caught stealing sunlight from us is stealing food from the mouths of millions.”

I contest!! the sun GAVE me the sunlight... I did not steal it or ask for it...furthermore I do not wish any additional sunlight to reach me so I am going to be charging them a fine for any additional sunlight they can not re-direct and I am forced to receive.  :P How you like me now monster-santo?


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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 07:13:17 AM »


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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 04:05:27 PM »
The sun is a living entity.  Did it agree to this?  Was it even asked?

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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 05:20:24 PM »
Well someone or some people have laid claim to portions of the moon but not moonlight.  I lay claim to the moonlight....I will probably be charged a nominal fee by those who own the mineral rights.... ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2014, 05:55:01 PM »

Greetings:

Is it true that We stand accused by (gasp!) the lumpenproletariat   ;)  of intentional disinformation techniques?   :P

We thought we had a winner here, to be sure.    ;D

Even after we thoroughly enjoyed An Apology to Phil Spector, of Sorts, we looked further into the writer's credentials and happily gave him a gold star    ::)

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I recently purchased Phil Spector’s Back to Mono and was astounded to see how many songs he brought into the world. Each of the songs I was familiar with had had a similar impact on me.

Songs like “Black Pearl” by Sonny Charles and The Checkmates that I hadn’t heard for decades and perennial favorites like “Unchained Melody” demonstrate Spector’s ability to reach into my heart and stir the frothier emotions of youth:  longing, sadness, and unbridled passion.

Listening to The Ronettes (“Be My Baby” is one of my favorites) and The Crystals (“Then He Kissed Me”) I felt transformed to the teenager I was with all the angst and lathered emotions that colored my world.

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Interesting that no one has brought up that this 'exercise in journalism' may be just plain old bait by the Professor… :P

Reminds us of a game that Zorgon might run...

"Currently Writing and Marketing Instructor at New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. Teaching "21st Century Communications," "Critical Issues in Reading, Writing and Research," "Written Expression," and other courses."

It appears he may have made the point, hook, line and sinker.     :P

Thank you, participants.    ;)

He keeps the gold star  :P



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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2014, 06:37:59 PM »
So is this a hoax or not?

It's important that I know ASAP.
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Re: Monsanto acquires rights to the Sun
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2014, 07:01:59 PM »
So is this a hoax or not?

It's important that I know ASAP.

IMHO, as the author is a writer par excellence, we think that the story is just that: a story written to gauge public response/apathy to something that the public seems to have an appetite for; being steamrolled by corporate giants and an illegal alien President that is taking America straight to Hell without the proverbial hand basket.   :P

BTW, the real link was the one we added to the Monsanto Protection Act.



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