Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
(In case you don't get it, I'm laughing at you using such ridiculous hyperbole in what should probably be a serious conversation. If you don't want to have one...well, it doesn't really matter either way, does it? You're not a decision-maker)
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
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Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
Big Corporations Have An OVERWHELMING Amount Of Power Over Our Food Supply
By Michael Snyder, on July 14th, 2014
From our fields to our forks, huge corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply every step of the way.* Right now there are more than 313 million people living in the United States, and the job of feeding all of those people is almost entirely in the hands of just a few dozen monolithic companies.* If you do not like how our food is produced or you don't believe that it is healthy enough, it isn't very hard to figure out who is to blame.* These mammoth corporations are not in business to look out for the best interests of the American people.* Rather, the purpose of these corporations is to maximize wealth for their shareholders.* So the American people end up eating billions of pounds of extremely unhealthy food that is loaded with chemicals and additives each year, and we just keep getting sicker and sicker as a society.* But these big corporations are raking in big profits, so they don't really care.
If we did actually have a capitalist system in this country, we would have a high level of competition in the food industry.* But instead, the U.S. food industry has become increasingly concentrated with each passing year.* Just consider the following numbers about the U.S. agricultural sector...
The U.S. agricultural sector suffers from abnormally high levels of concentration. Most economic sectors have concentration ratios around 40%, meaning that the top four firms in the industry control 40% of the market. If the concentration ratio is above 40%, experts believe competition can be threatened and market abuses are more likely to occur: the higher the number, the bigger the threat.
The concentration ratios in the agricultural sector are shocking.
-Four companies own 83.5% of the beef market.
-The top four firms own 66% of the hog industry.
-The top four firms control 58.5% of the broiler chicken industry.
-In the seed industry, four companies control 50% of the proprietary seed market and 43% of the commercial seed market worldwide.
-When it comes to genetically engineered (GE) crops, just one company, Monsanto, boasts control of over 85% of U.S. corn acreage and 91% of U.S. soybean acreage.
This post demonstrates that your rudeness and insecurity shines through to other posters too. Anytime you hear an opinion you don't like, you denigrate the other poster.
Thanks for the demonstration.