Strange Bedfellows: GMO and Vaccine Partnerships

By Dr. Mercola

Over the years, I’ve written a number of articles outing industry front groups1 such as the Genetic Literacy Project, the American Council for Science and Health (ACSH),2 Science 2.0, GMO Answers, Independent Women’s Forum, Science Codex, Center for Consumer Freedom and the Center for Inquiry.

Once you start to investigate these front groups, you’ll find the same names appearing again and again, cowriting articles, interviewing each other and referring to each other’s work in a closed loop.

I’ve also written about academics and journalists who, while presenting themselves as independent experts, are actually shills for industry. This is a fairly close-knit group of individuals, so the worst actors are not hard to identify based on their associations.

Well-established actors include Forbes contributor Kavin Senapathy;3 Henry Miller; Steven Salzberg;4 Bruce Chassy, Jon Entine,5,6 Kevin Folta, Keith Kloor7 and Mark Lynas.

Learn to Recognize Astroturfing When You See It

In the TED Talk above, award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson discusses strategies used by industry to manipulate public opinion and steer online discussion.

A strategy that has become phenomenally popular with the advent of social media is astroturfing, which is when a special interests group creates a fake grassroots campaign for or against a particular agenda. You might think it’s a group of moms devoted to children’s health that is touting the benefits of GMOs or vaccines, for example, when in fact the campaign is run by industry.

Increasingly over the past year or so you may have seen a number of articles simultaneously criticizing both the “anti-vaxxers” and “anti-GMO movement,” making contemptuous and sometimes wildly insulting comments about people who question the safety of either of these industries and their wares.

While GMOs and vaccines may seem like strange bedfellows, the cross-linking of these two industries in propaganda material is neither accidental nor haphazard.

Industry Messaging Example

In a May 18, 2017, Forbes article,8 Senapathy (one well-known mouthpiece for the GMO industry) took aim at the “anti-vaccine and anti-GMO movements,” saying they’re “inextricably linked and cause preventable suffering.”

“The thoroughly answered question of whether vaccines cause autism isn’t really a question outside of conspiracy-theorist circles,” Senapathy writes.

“The body of evidence shows that vaccination has … vastly reduced suffering and death … and that vaccines don’t cause autism, cancer, dementia or long term health problems, and that any minute risk is vastly outweighed by benefits to individuals and society.

Yet with the backing of prominent leaders like Robert DeNiro and Robert Kennedy Jr., anti-vaccine groups fuel common narratives that keep herd immunity down, directly leading to suffering and death.

Now with Donald Trump embracing vaccine skeptics, the anti-vaccine movement has earned a hallowed place on the shelf next to other tinfoil hat clad schools of thought.

The question of the safety of genetically engineered crops (GMOs) has been answered just as thoroughly, and the anti-GMO movement deserves its own place on the same shelf, not just for being wrong but for its role in unconscionable suffering …

She goes on to point out how similar the communication tactics are between vaccine and GMO detractors. Ironically, her article reveals just as much if not more about the biotech and vaccine industries’ messaging tactics. You can go through her article and check off numerous boxes for how to spot a piece of industry propaganda.

That includes the claim that the science is settled (which automatically precludes the need for further discussion), citing a fellow industry shill (in this case Kloor), using strong, derogatory language when describing those who disagree with industry talking points, making ample references to “conspiracy theories” and “other tinfoil hat clad schools of thought.”

Seven Classic Propaganda Techniques

Whenever you hear or read that someone is a “quack,” and that “the science has been settled,” or that something is “science-based,” it’s probably a smear campaign created by an astroturf group, industry front group or paid shill. In fact, the seven techniques of propaganda have been clearly delineated and are used without exception by most industries. As noted by writer Morgan Crouch in his article, “What Are the Seven Techniques of Propaganda?” these include:9

  1. Name calling — Derogatory terms or discriminatory words used to arouse suspicion and prejudice
  2. Glittering generalities — Slogans, catchphrases and highly generalized statements that sound good but mean little and prove nothing (such as “the science is settled”)
  3. Transfer — The linking of a company/industry idea with a revered symbol
  4. Testimonial — Testimony by a respected authority, similar to celebrity endorsement
  5. Plain folks — Corporate material presented by someone who appears to be “just like you” — someone who shares your concerns and ideals
  6. Bandwagon — Creating the illusion that there’s a consensus, which capitalizes on people’s inherent desire to be on the “right” side
  7. Card stacking — Using only those facts that support the company’s/industry’s ideas, with the aim of making you assume these facts are conclusive. As noted by Crouch, “By ‘stacking cards against the truth,’ propagandists can control the beliefs of their audience”

Pesticide and Vaccine Partnerships Revealed

While Senapathy tries to show how those who question the safety of either GMOs or vaccines are all alike — that is, tinfoil hat-wearing lunatics who follow flat-earth theories in their spare time — what she ultimately achieves is a perfect example of industry PR.

This systematic messaging strategy has been carefully developed, and is known to have a penetrating psychological effect. Both the vaccine and biotechnology industries use the same terminology and the same psychological assault strategies to make you feel like you’re in the wrong — or worse.

In her article, Senapathy basically accuses all vaccine and GMO safety advocates of being killers, merely for asking questions and not settling for non-answers, and doing what they think is right for their own health and that of their children.

Another article10 that connects the vaccine and chemical technology industries was recently published by The Feed.

In it, Ashleigh Morse, Ph.D., whose training centers on psychology and the influence of environmental cues on decision-making, and who says she works as a consultant to “a range of clients” in the field of science communication and public health,11 argues that juries are incapable of assessing the validity of scientific evidence presented in court, or the validity of the scientific methods used.

Specifically, Morse — whose professional credits include a single published research paper listed on her LinkedIN bio on the role of opioid processes in reward and decision-making — is referring to the recent jury verdict against Monsanto, but she goes on to link that to vaccine science. “When juries decide on the science, we get autism linked to vaccines and the Monsanto verdict,” she writes.

When In Doubt, Blame the Russians

Then there’s the curious claim that the Russians are to blame for Americans’ lack of faith in vaccine safety.12 According to a recent paper13 published in the American Journal of Public Health, Russian trolls and Soviet-directed Twitter bots promoted anti-vaccine information on social media to “amplify the vaccine debate” and create dissent in the U.S.

According to the authors, “Accounts masquerading as legitimate users create false equivalency, eroding public consensus on vaccination,” and “Directly confronting vaccine skeptics enables bots to legitimize the vaccine debate.” Those two sentences are interesting and revealing indeed.

In a nutshell, they’re saying that by providing anti-vaccine content, these bots made it seem as though there was actually something to discuss when, in the opinion of the authors, no discussion about vaccine safety should occur at all.

Apparently, it is their view that the vaccine debate is “illegitimate,” since there’s “public consensus” on vaccines (refer back to the bandwagon strategy, No. 6 in the propaganda list above).

In other words, everyone knows vaccines are safe; the science is settled, so there’s no valid reason to question it. Summing up the alleged Russian bots’ efforts to sway public opinion against vaccination, the authors referred to it as “weaponized health communication.”

The Russians Did It Again

Coincidentally, the vaccine paper above was submitted for publication shortly after news stories began circulating claiming the Russians were behind anti-GMO rhetoric.14 Minnesota Farm Living writes:15

“Researchers from Iowa State University (Shawn Dorius and Carolyn Lawrence-Dill) wanted to better understand the controversy around genetically engineered food.16 The issue is with the overwhelming belief in the science community is that GMOs are safe, consumers still question their safety. Dorius and Lawrence-Dill wanted to find out why.

What they found was surprising. The ISU researchers looked at not only how U.S. publications portrayed GMOs but also looked at the American versions of RT and Sputknik, two Russian publications. They counted how many times the term ‘GMO’ was used in different publications …

They went a step further and analyzed the tone of each article. What they found is the Russian publications were overwhelming anti-GMO. The articles talked negatively about environmental risks, nutrition concerns, and health risks of GMOs.”

Here, the author links to the “Are GMOs Safe?” page on the Genetic Literacy Project’s website as evidence to support GMO safety. But, the Genetic Literacy Project is a well-known front group for the GMO industry and hardly a reliable source of impartial information.

As for why the Russians would want to spread anti-GMO rhetoric in the U.S., the study authors note Russia has an interest in creating division among the American people to weaken the country as a whole, and to promote their own agricultural exports, as Russia banned GMOs in 2016 and is trying to increase its exports of organic food.

Claim of Scientific Consensus on GMO Safety Is Patently False

In the Minnesota Farm Living article cited above, you can see the telltale industry rhetoric in the sentence, “the overwhelming belief in the science community is that GMOs are safe, [yet] consumers still question their safety.” The reality is there is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs.

That is in fact the title of a scientific statement17 published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe, January 24, 2015. The statement, aptly titled “No Scientific Consensus on GMO Safety,” was signed by 300 scientists, researchers, physicians and scholars.

What’s more, the paper states that the claim of scientific consensus on GMO safety is in actuality “an artificial construct that has been falsely perpetuated,” and that such a claim “is misleading and misrepresents or outright ignores the currently available scientific evidence and the broad diversity of scientific opinions among scientists on this issue.”

In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration still does not possess any evidence demonstrating safety because they do not do scientific reviews. And even if they did, hundreds of scientists say there’s no evidence demonstrating that genetically engineered foods are safe, and a number of independent studies have raised serious health concerns.

To learn more about how GMOs were introduced into the food supply without safety testing, see my two-part interview with attorney Steven Druker, author of “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth.” (Part 1, Part 2.)

GMO-Vaccine Convergence

The reason for the joining of PR forces between the vaccine and biotech industries becomes clearer when you take into account the fact that GMOs are moving into the vaccine industry. The 2016 article,18 “GMOs Lead the Fight Against Zika, Ebola and the Next Unknown Pandemic,” published in The Conversation, asserts that GMOs play a “vital role” in medicine, adding:

“Most modern biomedical advances, especially the vaccines used to eradicate disease and protect against pandemics … rely on the same molecular biology tools that are used to create genetically modified organisms.

To protect the public, scientists have embraced GMO technology to quickly study new health threats, manufacture enough protective vaccines, and monitor and even predict new outbreaks.”

Additionally, scientists are also exploring the possibility of vaccinating plants against pests as an alternative to using pesticides.19 In other words, it’s really quite crucial for these two bedfellows, strange as their joining may seem at first, to get people to embrace both genetic engineering and vaccines.

That’s why we’re now seeing more and more articles deriding both vaccine and GMO safety advocates in the same piece, whether it necessarily makes sense to do so or not.

Both of these industries are using the exact same messaging strategies — because so far they have worked — to achieve the same aim: Shame those who dare question the safety of either, and make them feel like ignorant outcasts and social misfits, thereby shutting down the conversation.

Preempting Your Rights

In my five-part “Ghost in the Machine” series, I discuss the many ways in which big industries manipulate science, and how they’ve captured our regulatory agencies and manipulate our political system. Here’s a listing of the series, in case you missed any of them:

Introduction to Ghost in the Machine — A New Article Series That Exposes How Puppet Masters Control the Planet for Their Benefit

Ghost in the Machine, Part 1 — Drug Safety and Media Shaped by Big Pharma

Ghost in the Machine, Part 2 — Success Breeds Greed That Gets in the Way of Ethics, Common Sense and Caution

Ghost in the Machine, Part 3 — Pride and the Politics of Vaccines

Ghost in the Machine, Part 4 — The War on Supplements, Essential Oils and Homeopathy

Ghost in the Machine, Part 5 — Lies, Denial, Deceit and Manipulative ‘Research’

A feature common to both the vaccine industry and the biotech industry is the use of legislation to preempt your rights and force you to use their products whether you want to or not, and without regard for the health consequences.

In recent years, I’ve written extensively about the vaccine industry’s attempts to mandate vaccines and eliminate personal belief exemptions across the U.S. In some cases, they’ve succeeded. In others, they’ve lost, but efforts to strip every American of their right to informed consent and medical freedom is ongoing.

The chemical technology industry is following the same agenda. One of the latest infringements on your rights is a provision in the Farm Bill that would block local governments from regulating pesticide use. The U.S. House committee approved the draft back in April. As noted by Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides:20

“This is really a backdoor attempt to interfere with state governments and local governments. I think the trend is for local governments to engage on this issue. This would undermine that.”

Monsanto Ghostwriting Shill Attempts to Tie USRTK to Russian Troll Efforts

A common corporate tactic is to use “third-party experts” to bring the industry’s message to the public under the cloak of independent opinion or expertise (No. 4, “Testimonial”). The idea is that academic types are far more credible than industry employees when it comes to defending the industry’s position.

A well-known spokesperson for the GMO industry is Henry Miller, who was thoroughly outed as a Monsanto shill during the 2012 Proposition 37 GMO labeling campaign in California. A “No on 37” advertisement had to be pulled off the air because Miller was fraudulently identified as being part of the Stanford University faculty.

Last year, Miller was outed yet again — this time as a ghostwriter for Monsanto. Forbes fired Miller when it became clear he had submitted ghostwritten material. On a relevant side note, Senapathy has cowritten articles with Miller, which is why some of her Forbes articles ended up being deleted as well,21 and the foreword for her book “Fear Babe” was written by Folta, a University of Florida professor who hid his financial ties to Monsanto.

The Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) discovery against Monsanto was led by U.S. Right to Know (USRTK). Proving he’s still working on Monsanto’s behalf, Miller penned a two-part article22,23 for Investor’s Business Daily this past summer, in which he tries — quite unsuccessfully — to tie USRTK to the alleged Russian GMO disinformation campaign.

The fact that they’re still turning to Miller is probably a sign of just how desperate Monsanto (now Bayer) has become. Other discovery documents obtained by USRTK included email correspondence revealing Monsanto has been quite desperate for a number of years already.

In an email dated February 26, 2015, Daniel Goldstein, senior science lead of medical sciences and outreach for Monsanto, tells Monsanto’s food safety scientific affairs lead, John Vicini, Ph.D.:24

Daniel Goldstein email

In this email, Goldstein admits two pearls: First, the list of supporters willing to do their dirty work is short — which is why we keep seeing the same names pop up in pro-GMO propaganda pieces — and ACSH is a most valuable front group for the biotech industry.

Another Undercover Ambassador for GMO Industry Wants You to Think the Russians Are Responsible for ‘Anti-Vaccine Myths’

So, who else wants you to think that “the Russians did it”? Mark Lynas, a long-term shill for the GMO industry, just published: “Opinion: Russian Campaign to Spread Anti-Vaccine Myths Part of a Wider War on Science and Truth”25 on the Alliance for Science website.

As the other examples cited above, Lynas — normally a pro-GMO advocate — is now cross-linking GMOs and vaccines, closely mimicking the core message of Senapathy’s article, which is that “Many anti-GMO groups and anti-vaxxers are closely linked.”

Again, what we’re seeing is a crossover or merging of the GMO and vaccine industries in terms of messaging and propaganda angles. Rather than fighting public doubt separately, the shills for these industries are now putting out a single joint message that anyone who doubts the science presented by either of them is an anti-science nut job.

The take-home message here is that these tactics are nothing but a PR ploy. Yes, they’re trying to make you feel like an outsider, an outcast. They’re trying to make you feel ashamed of your “ignorance,” or worse, as if you’ve fallen for false propaganda propagated by evil Russians in an effort to divide and conquer.

But all you really need to do is look for the hallmarks of astroturfing, and you’ll quickly see through their ruse. You are not wrong for questioning flawed and biased science. You are not ignorant for questioning whether vaccines and GMOs might be unsafe when there’s a clear lack of evidence to support safety claims.

You are not a danger to the public for looking at the evidence and making your own decisions about whether or not you want your family to receive a particular vaccine or eat a certain food. Your inquiries and thought processes are only dangerous to the industries in question which, by the way, are willing to go to just about any lengths to hide the dangers of their products in order to maintain their profits. Stand your ground. It’s solid.

The Zombie Chicken Business

By Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., a Sunday chicken dinner is as all-American as apple pie, but this dietary mainstay is an example of one of the biggest problems facing the food supply: the growing market concentration.

Unless you happened to purchase your chicken at a local farm, farmers market or food co-op, and can attest that it was raised on pasture, the way many people think their chicken is raised, it likely came from a major player in the industry, like Perdue or Tyson.

Tyson claims to be “one of the leading supporters of American agriculture,”1 for instance, but it’s not because they’re out in the field tending to their flocks. Instead, it contracts with more than 4,000 so-called “independent” farmers, who are tasked with raising the birds according to the parent company’s strict demands.

In fact, almost all chicken farmers (more than 97 percent) work under the thumb of a giant producer,2 who controls their pay, their farming and ultimately their fate. In many rural areas, there’s only one (or may two) big chicken companies in town, and they have no choice but to enter into exclusive contracts that, for many, saddle them with debt and little recourse if the relationship sours.

Most US Chicken Comes From ‘Zombie’ Farmers

U.S. chicken farmers are forced to work like zombies, whose every move is controlled by their puppet master, Big Chicken. “They … act like a lord with serfs, or a landowner with sharecroppers,” The Atlantic wrote of the poultry giants.3

It starts out with farmers taking out loans in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and often more than $1 million, to build a house for their chickens. They contract with one of the big poultry players, who then sends them their chicks, which the farmers raise for market according to the company’s rules.

The corporation then takes care of slaughtering the chickens, packaging the meat and selling it to consumers, who are none the wiser that their farmer middleman may have only been paid 5 to 6 cents per pound of meat. The farmers have very little say in how the chickens are raised. Jonathan Buttram, president of the Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association, told The Atlantic that in these contract relationships:4

“The company has 99-and-a-half percent control over the grower … I’ll list what they tell you: what time to pick up the chickens, what time to run the feed, what time to turn the lights off and on, every move that you make. Then, they say we’re not an employee — we are employees, but they won’t let us have any kind of benefits or insurance.”

Farmers struggle with low pay, lack of autonomy and no job security. In 2001, former chicken farmer Alton Terry contracted with Tyson Foods to raise chickens, after taking out a $500,000 loan to build houses for the chickens. After a couple of years, Tyson told Terry to purchase more equipment, to which he refused, and the next year he believes the company gave him sick chicks, then canceled his contract.

With no other chicken companies in town, Terry couldn’t find another customer to buy his chickens, essentially putting him out of business.

“Terry sued Tyson in 2008, alleging the company canceled his contract because he rallied farmers in the area to lodge complaints about the company with their congressional representatives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),” The Guardian reported. “[H]e said Tyson mistreated him with tactics such as weighing his birds incorrectly while not allowing him to watch the weigh-in, a violation of USDA rules.”5

Yet, Terry lost the case because he wasn’t able to show that Tyson had harmed the entire poultry industry, forcing him to pay the poultry giant’s legal fees and eventually declare bankruptcy, losing everything he had.

Tournament-Style Pay System Pits Farmers Against Each Other

At one time, there were 1.6 million independent farms in the U.S. Today, there are about 25,000 contract farms that raise most U.S. poultry, with many of them raising upward of a half-million birds annually.6

There are many downfalls to raising chickens this way, not the least of which is seeing the chickens living in inhumane, filthy conditions. “They pack these chickens in these houses so tight,” Buttram said. “It’s nasty. It is hard to see.”7

Talk of committing suicide is par for the course for farmers facing high levels of debt with little hope of a way out. Part of the problem is that the farmers are paid using a tournament-style system that may deduct money from their paycheck based on others’ performance.

Tyson calls it a “performance-based incentive system that rewards poultry farmers who effectively convert the feed we provide into weight gain in the birds they raise.” Yet, part of the payment formula includes “the performance of their flock compared to those raised by other contract growers.”8 As the USDA explains it:9

Contract fees are rarely a fixed amount per pound delivered; instead, fees are based on a grower’s relative performance compared to other growers who deliver chickens to the poultry company at the same time.

This method is sometimes called a tournament method of determining pay because, like a professional golf or tennis tournament, a participant’s earnings do not depend on absolute performance, but on performance compared to other tournament competitors.

Fees are determined in the following way. The integrator measures the average cost of the inputs that the integrator provided to growers for chickens delivered to the processing plant in a week — the total value of feed, chicks and veterinary services provided to growers divided by the total weight of chickens delivered that week. The company develops this calculation for each grower.

Each grower is then paid a base fee, and those growers whose costs are lower than the average for all growers receive a premium over the base fee; those whose costs exceed the average for all growers receive a deduction from the base. The amount of the premium or deduction reflects the size of the cost difference.”

Farmers Risk It All While Big Chicken Maintains Power and Control

Imagine being promised that you can make a good living raising chickens, taking out $1 million in loans to get started, then being told your wages have been reduced because your neighbor raised his chickens at a lower cost.

If you complain, it could backfire, as many contract farmers claim they’ve been retaliated against for doing so, punished by not getting shipments of new chicks, getting sick chicks or having their contracts canceled.

“These companies go into economically depressed areas and tell you you’re going to make a lot of money growing chickens,” Barbara Patterson, government relations director for the National Farmers Union (NFU) told Civil Eats. “What they don’t tell you is that you’ll be indebted for the rest of your life, at their mercy for as long as they have you.”10 As mentioned, suicide is sometimes viewed as the only way out. Buttram continued to The Atlantic:11

“Back a few months ago, a grower called me and said he was going to kill his broiler manager and kill himself …

I never thought that I would have to be talking people out of committing suicide or committing murder. It shouldn’t be that an entity can coerce you into committing suicide when you have put everything on the line — your mortgage, your farm — and the company has nothing invested in it but a few chickens.”

At the farmers’ expense, poultry giants are able to get rich by selling cheap chicken to Americans. As noted by the Cornucopia Institute,12 the price of chicken has dropped dramatically over the past few decades, becoming the cheapest meat available in the U.S. As a result, consumption has doubled since 1970.

Seeing how chicken is supposed to be a healthy source of high-quality nutrition, the fact that it has become so affordable might seem to be a great benefit. But there’s a major flaw in this equation. As it turns out, it’s virtually impossible to mass-produce clean, safe, optimally nutritious foods at rock-bottom prices, and this has been true since the beginning of “industrialized farming.”

In their report, “The Hidden Cost of Cheap Chicken,” the Cornucopia Institute pointed out three primary issues with the CAFO chicken that accounts for 99 percent of poultry sold in U.S. grocery stores:13

Ethics — Chickens are intelligent and deserving of access to the outdoors where they can express their natural behaviors.

Sadly, in CAFOS, “The National Chicken Council, the trade association for the U.S. chicken industry, issues Animal Welfare Guidelines that indicate a stocking density of 96 square inches for a bird of average market weight — that’s about the size of a standard sheet of American 8.5-inch by 11-inch typing paper …

They are unable to move without pushing through other birds, unable to stretch their wings at will, or to get away from more dominant, aggressive birds.”

Environment — CAFOs are notorious polluters of the land, air and water, with problems reported across the U.S. The report noted:

“ … [former] Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson was threatening to sue Arkansas poultry producers, including Tyson Foods, saying that waste from the companies’ operations is destroying Oklahoma lakes and streams, especially in the northeast corner of the state.”

Human Health — The spread of infectious disease and antibiotic-resistant superbugs is a fact of life at CAFOs. In 2015, a bird flu outbreak among U.S. poultry led to the destruction of millions of chickens and turkeys in three states (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa) before spreading elsewhere in the U.S.

Even though there were supposed safeguards in place to contain deadly disease outbreaks from spreading, poultry veterinarians noted that those strategies failed, as the bird flu managed to spread across 14 states in five months.

Eating Big Chicken’s Birds Could Be Making You Sick

We haven’t even touched on another of the big issues facing contract farming, which is the fact that the chickens’ growing conditions contribute to the spread of disease.

One study by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) found that chicken samples gathered at the end of production after having been cut into parts, as you would purchase in the grocery store, had an astonishing positive rate of 26.2 percent contamination with salmonella.14

What’s more, it’s recently been suggested that urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be a foodborne illness caused by eating chicken contaminated with certain strains of E. coli.

In fact, in a study led by Lance Price, a professor at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, it’s suggested that “People are definitely picking up those infections from poultry” and “We have to open up our heads and acknowledge that foodborne infections aren’t just diarrhea and/or vomiting; they can be UTIs, too.”15

It’s not the chicken that’s the problem, but the way it’s being raised, at the behest of the poultry giants. In addition to contamination with pathogenic bacteria, CAFO chicken also pales in comparison to pasture-raised chicken in nutrition. Pasture-raised chickens have been found to be higher in vitamins D3 and E and have an average omega-3 to -6 ratio of 1-to-5, compared to a much less healthy CAFO value of 1-to-15.16

There’s a Better Way to Raise Chicken

Many farmers who enter into contracts with agrigiants do so with good intentions of raising food and supporting their families, only to get burned by the veritable hand that feeds them. What many of them are not aware of is that there are better ways to raise chickens — for the planet, for health and even for profits.

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, an innovator in the field of regenerative agriculture, has developed an ingenious system that has the potential to transform the way food is grown. According to Haslett-Marroquin, regenerative agriculture needs to be centered around livestock like chickens in order to be optimized.

Haslett-Marroquin’s program has generated a system that has regenerative impact both on the ecology and the economy, meaning it restores the ecology that produces food, and the economic flows necessary for that food to be economically sustainable and resilient.

It also addresses the social conditions of food production in the U.S (and elsewhere), which is important considering the fact that farmworkers are typically poorly paid immigrants.

The chickens are completely free-range, with access to grasses and sprouts as they are rotated between paddocks. This system significantly reduces the amount of labor involved as compared with other ideas out there.

Further, in a poultry-centered regenerative system, tall grasses and trees protect the birds from predators instead of cages — in addition to optimizing soil temperature and moisture content, extracting excess nutrients that the chickens deposit, bringing up valuable minerals from below the soil surface and being a high-value perennial crop.

Opposite of CAFOs, these poultry-centered systems are regenerating the land instead of destroying it, raising chickens humanely instead of cruelly and producing nutritionally superior, not inferior, food.

If you choose to eat chicken, finding a local grass fed farmer raising chickens on pasture is the safest, and healthiest, route to go, and you can also feel good that you’re supporting a farmer making a fair living — not being beholden to, and bankrupt by, corporate giants.

A Plastic Future — Recycle, Reuse and Avoid

By Dr. Mercola

The plastic piling up on the shores of Manila Bay in the Philippines is disturbing, and the first thought that comes to mind when you watch the video above may be along the lines of, “Where does all that plastic come from?”

It comes from around the globe, in the form of plastic bags, bottles, utensils, straws, microfibers and more, which make up both large debris and an estimated 15 trillion tons of tiny microplastic particles floating in the ocean.1

You’ve probably seen the tragic photos of sea turtles and other marine life entwined in plastic bags or six-pack rings, but some of the most pernicious plastics may be those that aren’t so readily visible; some can’t even be seen with the naked eye.

Ranging in size from 5 millimeters to microscopic lengths, microplastics are being ingested by fish, plankton and other marine life, as well as the creatures on land that consume them (including humans). What this means for the future remains to be seen, but studies conducted to date have painted an ominous picture.

Ingested Microplastics May Damage Organs, Leach Poisonous Chemicals

It’s estimated that close to 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year, more than half of which are for single-use products. Those discarded plastic bottles, bags, straws and other plastic waste end up largely in our oceans, to the tune of more than 8 million tons a year.2 Carried along with the ocean’s currents, swirling gyres of “plastic smog”3 now cover about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces.4

In 2008, researchers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney showed that tiny plastic particles don’t simply pass through sea creatures unnoticed, as was once thought. Using mussels as an example, the study revealed that ingested microplastics first accumulated in the gut but, within three days, traveled to the circulatory system where they remained for more than 48 days.5

Not only may microplastics moving throughout the bloodstream and organs cause physical damage like inflammation, but they may also leach poisonous chemicals, including both those added to the plastic and those picked up from the surrounding water.

Microbeads, for instance, those tiny plastic beads once widely used in personal care products, may concentrate such toxins at levels 100,000 to 1 million times higher than the levels found in seawater.6

The beads, which resemble fish eggs, are then eaten by many forms of marine life, including plankton, fish, seabirds and whales. According to one 2015 study, there may be as much as 236,000 tons of microbeads filling the water columns of our oceans.7

Exposure to microplastics has also been shown to prove catastrophic across multiple generations, with the potential to lead to extinction. When researchers exposed the zooplankton Daphnia magna to microplastics, they experienced decreased growth and reproduction rates.

Those born to the plastics-exposed plankton still showed reduced growth, reproduction and population growth rate, even though they were raised in clean water.

“Overall, these results indicate that D. magna recovery from chronic exposure to microplastics may take several generations, and that the continuous exposure over generations to microplastics may cause population extinction,” the researchers explained.8

Microplastics May Be Collecting in Food, Drinking Water and Air

Most studies on plastics in the environment look at only one type of plastic using relatively short exposure periods. But the reality is much messier, with organisms exposed to multiple types of plastics at varying levels over the course of their lifetime.

One set of researchers are looking into how polyester microfibers may be affecting microorganisms in the soil, especially since sewage sludge, which is applied as a fertilizer in industrial agriculture, is loaded with microfibers.9 They found that the microplastics did, indeed, lead to changes in the soil, including altering the bulk density, water-holding capacity and microbial activity.

Microplastics are well-known to accumulate in seafood intended for human consumption as well. In a study of fish markets in California and Indonesia, one-quarter of the fish were found to have plastics in their guts.10 Plastics and other man-made debris were also found in 33 percent of shellfish sampled.11

In a study of freshwater environments, 83 percent of the fish also had plastic debris in their gut, mostly microplastics, particularly microfibers.12 Microfibers were also found to be the predominant type of microplastic found in beer, tap water and sea salt samples.

“Based on consumer guidelines, our results indicate the average person ingests over 5,800 particles of synthetic debris from these three sources annually, with the largest contribution coming from tap water (88 percent),” according to researchers in PLOS One.13 Even the air you breathe may be a source of exposure to microplastics that are literally falling from the sky. Scientific American reported:14

Stephanie Wright, a research associate at King’s College London, is trying to better understand how much microfiber humans are actually exposed to and whether airborne microplastics might penetrate the lungs. She is also teaming up with the university’s toxicology unit to examine their lung tissue collection for signs of microfibers and related damage.”

We Are Recycling Less, Not More — Should Plastic Be on Loan?

Even as the realities of plastics pollution loom larger than ever, recycling rates remain dismal in much of the world. In the U.S., nearly 260 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) are generated annually, but only 90 million tons of this MSW is recycled or composted, making up a recycling rate of close to 35 percent.15 That’s down from 37 percent in 1995.16

Even though most plastic water and soda bottles are made from highly recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET), most such bottles end up littering oceans and landfills. The Guardian reported that fewer than half of the plastic bottles purchased in 2016 were recycled, and only 7 percent were made into new bottles.

In contrast, Norway recycles up to 97 percent of its plastic bottles, the spoils of an environmental tax plastics producers in the country must pay — if they don’t reach a recycling target of 95 percent or more. Producers who meet the target recycling rate do not have to pay the tax, which most accomplish by attaching a deposit of about 15 to 30 cents to every plastic bottle.

Reverse vending machines are found all over Norway, in schools, grocery stores and more, making it easy for consumers to bring their plastic bottles back for recycling and the return of their deposit. Adding to the simplicity of the system, in Norway companies can only make plastic bottles with two particular PET resins.

Polymateria CEO Niall Dunne told Huffington Post, “Then they lined the whole value chain up behind it, all the municipalities, the recycling machines and processes, and achieved great results.”17 Polymateria is producing next-generation biodegradable or recyclable plastics, another strategy to reduce some of the plastic going into the waste stream.

As for the U.S., the idea of attaching deposits to plastic bottles has been suggested but lobbied against by manufacturers who worry the increase in price could affect their sales. Even in areas where bottle return centers have been built, like California, they haven’t been widely frequented, and in fact have dwindled in numbers by 40 percent over the last two years.18

Plastic Attacks Take Off

A growing “plastic attacks” movement is also taking off in the U.K., Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada, where shoppers purchase groceries, remove all the plastic packaging and return it to the store. The cartloads of plastic waste, much of it not recyclable, are eye-opening, helping to raise awareness of just how much throwaway plastic is added to packaged foods.

The British Retail Consortium has said they’re making strides toward reducing plastic waste, including offering nonplastic utensils and straws, putting tomatoes on cardboard trays and letting customers use their own containers for fish and meat.

Still, global plastic production continues to rise, growing from just over 300 million metric tons in 2014 to an estimated 625 million tons by 2038.

While plastic manufacturers tout the merits of plastics in helping food to stay fresh longer, travel longer distances and avoid contamination, those involved in the plastic attacks movement say people should buy local, purchase sensible amounts of food that don’t go to waste and use reusable containers in home fridges to avoid disposable plastics.19

More Phasing Out of Plastic Bags

In another positive move in the fight against plastic waste, Kroger supermarkets, one of the largest chains in the U.S., announced it will be phasing out plastic bags from its stores, with complete elimination by 2025. They’re encouraging customers to switch to using reusable grocery bags instead. Other companies and governments have also stepped up, including:20

  • Starbucks and Marriott International, which have plans to eliminate plastic straws from their locations
  • California, which has banned single-use carryout bags in grocery stores and large retail stores
  • Kenya, which introduced a plastic bag ban in 2017

If you’re still using plastic grocery bags, keep in mind that they usually can’t be added to your curbside recycling bin. Municipal recycling facilities often do not recycle plastic bags because they can get caught in their machinery causing damage.

Many grocery stores, however, have collection bins where you can drop of plastic bags to be recycled. A better bet, however, is to use reusable bags and ditch the plastic ones entirely.

Common Items That Can’t Be Recycled

Many people toss questionable items in their recycling bins hoping to give them a shot at being recycled, but the reality is that certain nonrecyclable items will only be tossed into the trash bin at the recycling center.

Worse, some of the items may end up contaminating entire loads of recyclables that would otherwise have gone on to other uses. In addition to plastic grocery bags, the following items also typically cannot be recycled (to verify the recycling guidelines in your area, contact your local facility):

Anything smaller than a Post-it Note, as it’s too small to be sorted properly. This includes plastic bottle caps, unless you screw them onto the bottle.

Just be sure to empty all liquid first, or the bottle will be discarded.

Plastic that does not hold a shape

Bubble-padded envelopes

Wax paper and wax paper liners (such as those in pizza boxes)

Diapers

Electronic gadgets

Paper cups with shiny coatings, such as hot-serve coffee cups

Paper food bowls with plastic lining

Foil potato chip bags

Greasy pizza boxes (if you rip off the unsoiled cardboard lid, that can be recycled)

Foil lids from yogurt containers (however, foil food trays and pie tins may be accepted as long as you remove as much food as possible)

What Can You Do to Cut Down on Plastic Waste?

With the amount of plastic used worldwide, it may seem an insurmountable feat to cut back, but it can be done, one piece of plastic at a time. Don’t underestimate the impact even one person can have by making simple tweaks to their daily life.

Will you really miss that plastic straw with your water? Do you really need a throwaway bag to carry home one or two items from the store? In the U.S., it’s crucial that we rethink our throwaway society and become more sustainably creative. Ideally, seek to purchase products that are not made from or packaged in plastic.

Another important point is to choose reusable over single-use, which is possible in most instances. Opting for the following will help you to inch closer to a minimal-waste lifestyle while keeping your share of plastics pollution out of the oceans:

Use reusable shopping bags for groceries

Take your own leftovers container to restaurants

Bring your own mug for coffee, and bring drinking water from home in glass water bottles instead of buying bottled water

Request no plastic wrap on your newspaper and dry cleaning

Store foods in glass containers or mason jars rather than plastic containers and plastic freezer bags

Avoid disposable utensils and straws and buy foods in bulk when you can

Opt for nondisposable razors, washable feminine hygiene products for women, cloth diapers, handkerchiefs instead of paper tissues, rags in lieu of paper towels, and infant toys made of wood rather than plastic

Avoid processed foods (which are stored in plastic bags with chemicals). Buy fresh produce instead, and forgo the plastic bags

The Ocean Cleanup Brings Hope

It’s easy to get down about the amount of plastic swirling in the world’s oceans, including in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which covers 1.6 million square kilometers (nearly 618,000 square miles) of the Pacific ocean’s surface, making it the largest mass of ocean plastic worldwide.

The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, estimated it would takes thousands of years to clean up this garbage patch using conventional nets and vessels, but fortunately they’ve got another plan — a passive trash-collecting system that they estimate may remove half of the plastic from the patch in just five years.

Using natural oceanic forces, including wind, waves and currents, the system funnels plastic into an artificial coastline. The plastic is then picked up by a support vessel or “garbage truck of the ocean” and transported to land. Let’s hope that the system is a success, and also that we can all come together to reduce the amount of plastics being generated, used and discarded.

The Silent War On Palestine: US Expels Palestinian Ambassador, Freezes Family Bank Account

Below are two articles showing our government continuous unconditional support of Zionism.

In the latest move to bend the will of Palestinians, the U.S. revoked residency permits of Palestinian Ambassador Husam Zomlot and froze his family bank accounts.

The United States, in yet another attempt to force the hand of Palestinians, expelled the Palestinian Ambassador to the U.S. Husam Zomlot. The family’s bank account has also been frozen. This came few days after the U.S. State Department ordered the closure of Palestine Liberation Organization’s embassy in Washington.

Wasel Abu Yousef, a PLO executive committee member, said that Zomlot has been in Ramallah for four months. “Ambassador Zomlot’s son Said, 7, who is in second grade, and daughter Alma, 5, who is in kindergarten were pulled out of Horace Mann Elementary School in Washington DC last week and have since left the country,” the PLO said in a statement.

The expulsion of Zomlot and his family from the country is being done to force Palestinians into starting unconditional and one-sided peace negotiations with Israel.

“By deliberately targeting the family of Ambassador Zomlot, the U.S. administration has gone from cruel punishment to revenge against the Palestinians and their leadership, even to the point of causing hardship to their innocent children and families,” PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashwari said in a statement.

In the last weeks, Trump has frozen nearly all foreign funding for Palestinians. The United Nations’ Palestine refugee agency UNRWA, the East Jerusalem Hospital Network were two organizations from which funds have been withdrawn.

On top of the funding cuts, the U.S. has also reduced US$10 million in aid to the Palestinians for programs supporting conflict resolution with Israelis. This added more than US$500 million to other cuts.

The portion of the money involving Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip was being redirected to programs between Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel, a U.S. embassy official said on Sunday.

The official said the funds would be used “to enhance” programs in Israel instead.

The Veiled Danger of the Oslo Accords

Under the 1993 Oslo Accords, the colonization of Palestine, for the first time, was accelerating with the consent of the Palestinian leadership.

Posted by teleSUR English on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Source: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news

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After Cutting All UNWRA Humanitarian Aid, US to Award Israel with $3.3B/Year in Military Aid

The bill, combined with even more aid given to Israeli missile defense, would give $38 billion to Israel over the next ten years, roughly equivalent to $23,000 for every Jewish family living in Israel over the next decade.

First Fraud, Second Fraud, Kavanaugh Proves His Prowess — and Gets My Approval


By Anna Von Reitz

The essence of the First Fraud against Americans is that when we say “United States” we are using the original meaning of the words — as in “the states united under The Unanimous Declaration of Independence” — but when THEY, the Federales, say “United States” they are always referring to some version of the Federal United States, Territorial United States, or Municipal United States.  They don’t know or don’t allow that any other version of “United States” exists, until you haul out the actual Declaration of Independence and rub their noses in it.  

When my Mother repudiated their claims, she very clearly enunciated exactly what she meant by “United States” versus what THEY meant by “United States”. She also tackled the word “citizen” and pointed out that Americans live in state republics and that we can either function as “nationals” of those republics and have no official duties or we can act as “State Citizens” when we occupy a public office and work for one of our state republics.  And in no case do the state republics allow Dual Citizenship.  Put a big star by that fact.  So far as our state republics are concerned, you are either for us or against us. No wishy-washy.  You are an American or you are not. 

So, if you are an American, you can be a “state national” known as a Virginian or a Wisconsinite or Californian and have no official duties or obligations to the government at all.  Or, you can work for the state republic in a Public Office — such as a Justice of the Peace or Public Notary — in which case you are a “State Citizen”.  

Those are the only two options for an American, even though in a general sense, people talk about being “from the United States” —meaning all the states as a group, it is more exact and proper to say that we are from The United States of America.  Note that “Americans” come from “America” and if we take up any international office in behalf of all our States, we are acting as “citizens” of The United States of America—- not what the Federales refer to as the United States.  

This is also why there are two different kinds of Passports — those issued under the auspices of The United States of America  for those of us who live in the States and those issued under the auspices of the United States for those who live in the Territorial or Municipal United States.   

The Second Fraud against Americans occurs because the Federal United States is supposed to exercise nineteen enumerated “Powers” of our States “for” us.  They are all powers that belong to our States of the Union and they are all “Powers” arising in the international jurisdiction of the sea.  We “contracted out” those functions when we signed off on the Constitutions — all three of them: Federal in 1787, Territorial in 1789, and Municipal in 1790.  

So these “Enumerated Powers” are actually our powers, but they are being exercised for us by subcontractors.  The subcontractors we hired to do this were the Federal United States, the Territorial United States, and the Municipal United States, each with specific limited duties and roles to fulfill.  

Unfortunately, the Federal United States organized under The Articles of Confederation ceased to function in 1860 and has been moth-balled “pending Reconstruction” ever since.  

The Territorial United States operated by the British Government usurped itself into position to take over the role of the Federal United States in Gross Breach of Trust and Contract and has been exercising the so-called “Delegated Powers” to our detriment ever since. 

Still later, the Municipal United States operated by the District of Columbia Municipal Corporation got into the act, so that nineteen of our most important international functions have been commandeered and have been exercised to our detriment by foreign  “federal” subcontractors purported to be acting “for” us and under our authority. 

This then leads to the confusion used to promote the Second Fraud.  We have four entities, The United States, which is the original Union formed under The Unanimous Declaration of Independence, the moth-balled Federal United States, the British-run Territorial United States, and the Municipal United States all being referred to as “United States”, so when asked if you are a “United States Citizen” or a “citizen of the United States” — it can mean any of several different things.  

For Americans, by definition, “US Citizen” can only mean that you owe duty to the original United States —- “The United States”.  

For Federal Citizens — employees or dependents of any of the “federal” entities — it means being subject to the Queen if you are inhabiting the Territorial “United States”, or being subject to the District of Columbia Municipal Corporation if you are inhabiting the Municipal “United States”. 

But which is which and what do you mean by it?   If I say I am a “horse” I leave the door open to all sorts of assumptions and presumptions about what kind of horse. And that is precisely what has gone on here.   

It has been convenient and very profitable for the British Territorial Government to presume that when you check a box on a form saying that you are a “US Citizen” that you are a Territorial United States Citizen, and not an American merely meaning that you have an allegiance to The United States.  This subjects you to the British Queen, makes you liable for her debts,  and instantly deprives you of your constitutional protections.  

The same thing happens with the Municipal United States and its corporate “Government”.  The presumption that you are a Municipal United States CITIZEN subjects you to the whims of the Municipal United States CONGRESS, makes you liable for their debts, and also deprives you of your constitutional protections. 

Obviously, you have to be extremely explicit about what you mean by it when you say you are a “United States Citizen” or better still, avoid all that confusion and explain that you are a national of The United States of America and not under any citizenship obligation at all. 

For an intriguing and enlightening expose of this whole issue, observe the word-play going on between Lindsey Graham and Supreme Court Justice Nominee Kavanaugh: 


Both these men know that “Americans” are exempt from prosecution in military tribunals and by the military’s own admission we are owed The Law of Peace: AR 27-161-1 so long as we properly identify ourselves.  Every senior JAG officer worth his or her salt knows this, and here we have two of them on opposite ends of the stick. 

What court and system of justice and form of law is owed to all the non-Federal, non-citizen civilians indicted for pedophilia, human trafficking, and related crimes?  And what is the status of Territorial United States Citizens versus Municipal United States CITIZENS facing these same Tribunals?  

Technically, so-called “Federal Grand Juries” and federated State of State Grand Juries can’t even address an American National, nor can they produce a “jury of our peers” from their jury pools. 

Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have thus far evaded arrest by seeking safe-harbor in our jurisdiction, thinking that The United States of America is uninhabited and that our judicial system is so far decayed that we cannot possibly arrest and prosecute them under the Public Law.  But we can.  And that is the actual, factual answer to the veiled debate going on between Graham and Kavanaugh.   

Americans are owed the Public Law, which means the Un-Revised United States Statutes-at-Large, and the General Session Laws of their States.  In any military tribunal we are owed The Law of Peace —- and only regarding issues that are legitimately within military jurisdiction.  

Obviously, the crimes of soldiers and corporate officials are within military jurisdiction, and just as obviously, the crimes of Joe Average are not. 

The Truth about the “Injustice System” that the US Attorney General’s Office has been running and the railroading of Americans into federal jurisdiction is about to break out, because the high ranking criminals will expose it rather than be tried themselves. 

Our land jurisdiction Grand Juries can present charges against Americans and indictments against Federales, both.  And this is the end of the Great Fraud — when enough Americans understand the importance of reclaiming their birthright political status and restoring the right functioning of their government, well-educated pirates and criminals will no longer be able to play “jurisdictional hop-scotch” and escape prosecution for actual crimes— and equally,  hapless, innocent Americans will no longer be mis-construed as any kind of Federal citizen and railroaded into federal courts. 

And here is one other crucial Fun Fact:  even though we see all sorts of Municipal Courts, “Family” Courts, Traffic Courts, etc., and all sorts of “State of State” and “STATE OF STATE” courts —- all of these courts are bringing their prosecutions through the U.S. District Attorneys.  

So when Joe Blow, Bar Association Attorney, brings a “civil” case against you, he is not actually working in any kind of private capacity nor is he working for any Court that has any natural jurisdiction over you and he is not actually operating in any civilian capacity.  He is working as an adjunct to the U.S. District Attorney, who is the “Person” actually responsible for prosecuting you for any and every crime and infraction, from speeding tickets to murder. And they are doing absolutely all of this under the false presumption that you are a “citizen” of the Federal United States, Territorial United States or Municipal United States.  

It is for this reason that when you file your paperwork related to a court case in ANY court no matter what the Court is named or what jurisdiction it displays, that you send a copy to the U.S. District Attorney, informing him/her that you are an American National, that you are exercising your exemptions and have reclaimed your reversionary trust interest in your state and your natural birthright political status—- and are not “voluntarily” acting in any federal capacity at all.  Make sure that you carbon copy the whole package to everyone involved — the Judge, the opposing attorney, the Clerk, and the District Attorney.  

When you go after these bastards, it will be the US District Attorney’s Office responsible for failure to honor your exemption and your indemnification from loss and damage. 

The actual Prosecutors never read the case files.  This is so that they can maintain “plausible deniability”.  If they get caught improperly prosecuting Americans under false presumptions and enforcing unconscionable contracts, they can plead that they never saw the evidence you provided the Clerk.  And the Clerk can plead that he or she has no duty to nurse-maid the Prosecutors. 

So you need to shove it down the throats of the US District Attorneys and they need to discipline the local Bar Attorneys and Judges, who have been getting rich racketeering and pillaging bogus PUBLIC TRUSTS.  

And everyone needs to look sharp and mind their hind-quarters. 

Please note: 
Graham: So, if you’re in Afghanistan, do your constitutional rights protect you against your own government?
Kavanaugh: If you’re an American in Afghanistan, you have constitutional rights as against the U.S. government.
See what is really being said?  If you are on foreign soil, do your constitutional rights protect you against you own government?  

You have to stop and ask yourself — “What’s my own government?” 

If you are an American, the Territorial United States is not “your own government”.  It’s a British entity.  And if this entity were your “own government”, you would have no constitutional rights in Afghanistan or anywhere else.  If you are an American, the Municipal United States is not “your own government” — ditto, ditto. 

Kavanaugh knows this, so he very properly responds — “If you are an American in Afghanistan, you have constitutional rights as against the U.S. government.” 

If — and be prepared to prove it. 

American — not a “US citizen”.  

Against the U.S. government  — not your own government, but a government under subcontract via the Territorial or Municipal Constitutions. 

Your own government in international jurisdiction is The United States of America [Unincorporated].  Know it, say it, make it explicit as a sharp knife.

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#QAnon #Q posts #2195-2204 (9-17-18)… “Patriots in Control… Activate ]SESSIONS[… PANIC IN DC”

These are the rest of today’s Q posts (as of 1700 HST) (prior posts were Kp blogged here). And it appears from these posts that major players are either coming clean or “going down” (whatever that means).

Kp note: There may be some who do not like this “takedown of the dark ones” business, but “the cabal”, the “deep state”, the “Luciferian agenda”, is indeed going down… big time. And today appears to be a major step in that direction.

[Currently I’m using https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub// as my main Q drop collection site (which appears to be showing up Q posts more quickly). An alternative is https://qanon.pub/. Also Q recommended https://8ch.net/patriotsfight/res/62.html#bottom (Q recommended to be used if all other Q drops sites go down)]

[2195-6] “Goodbye, Mr. Rosenstein. Goodbye, Mr. Mueller. PATRIOTS IN CONTROL… Activate ]SESSIONS[ …. [Sessions is apparently being let out of the box ( ‘][‘ )]

[2197] “[Q points to message from a 9-15-18 post, 235]… SEPT —-17—– [week of]… DECLAS coming?… DARK TO LIGHT. CARPET BOMBS >>> MOAB [namely Q pointed out that the 9-17 week would bring declassification and multiple smaller bombs would lead to MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs)]

[2198] “[Q notes this Reddit comment link which shows the rapid growth of the /r/greatawakening page, from 0 in 12-17 to almost 35 million monthly views in 8-18]

[2199 to 2204] “Each post starts with ‘PANIC IN DC’, followed by the list below (snippets only):
PANIC IN DC
– D’s offering to [KILL] sexual assault allegation v Judge K in exchange for immediate pullback of DECLAS.
– [RR] req [request for] meeting #2 w/ POTUS DECLINED.
– BLACKMAIL v Senate & House [BRIDGE: FAKE NEWS MEDIA] being used to apply leverage against POTUS and/or force immediate ‘impeachment’ hearings…
LYNCH talking. [that’s a BIG one! (Lorretta Lynch)]
– SESSIONS & HUBER WEEKEND MEETING(S).”

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2195
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.249

Goodbye, Mr. Rosenstein.
Goodbye, Mr. Mueller.
PATRIOTS IN CONTROL
Q

2196
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.250

Activate ]SESSIONS[
Q

2197
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.251

Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.235

SEPT —-17—– [week of]
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/15/politics/fema-presidential-alert-trump-emergency-test/index.html
DECLAS coming?
MORE INCRIMINATING [TEXT] RELEASES COMING?
DARK TO LIGHT.
CARPET BOMBS >>> MOAB
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Anons knew.
Q

2198
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.252

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/9gm52s/a_peak_at_rgreatawakening_traffic_stats_from/?st=JM6UXCG7&sh=714a478d
The World is Watching.
Q

2199
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.253

PANIC IN DC
D’s offering to [KILL] sexual assault allegation v Judge K in exchange for immediate pullback of DECLAS.
POTUS: Judge K will be confirmed regardless…
Q

2200
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.254

PANIC IN DC.
[RR] req meeting #2 w/ POTUS DECLINED.
Q

2201
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.255

PANIC IN DC.
BLACKMAIL v Senate & House [BRIDGE: FAKE NEWS MEDIA] being used to apply leverage against POTUS and/or force immediate ‘impeachment’ hearings based on ‘mental state – potential release of state secrets – sources & methods….’
Q

2202
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.256

PANIC IN DC
LYNCH talking.
Q

2203
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.257

PANIC IN DC
SESSIONS & HUBER WEEKEND MEETING(S).
Q

2204
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.258

PANIC IN DC
SESSIONS CLAS LETTER TO SC JUSTICES 1&2 RE: RECUSAL, UNRECUSAL, AND CLARITY RE: CONFLICTS BASED ON UNCLASSIFIED MATERIAL [TODAY].
HIGHEST COURT AUTHORITY APPROVAL
Q

Scientists explore exotic species of legumes as potential alternative sources for human and animal nutrition

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Pretty cool: New class of solvents breaks down plant biomass into sugars to be used for various biofuels and bioproducts

(Natural News) American researchers have come up with a unique way to significantly reduce the cost of bioproducts such as biofuels. They designed a closed-loop biorefinery that can create the solvents it needs to process plant biomatter into bioproducts. The ability to produce these important and expensive chemicals will dispense with the need to add…