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Even More Toxic Chemicals Set to Enter the Food Supply

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Surprise—the next generation of GMO crops will be resistant to far higher amounts of pesticides and herbicides, which will then be sprayed on our crops. Poison on the dinner table!

A recent article written by Dr. Jonathan Latham of the Bioscience Resource Project looks at the future of GMOs and argues that GMOs will become more unpopular as the technology takes them in a dramatically more toxic direction.

He points to the recent approval of crops resistant to the herbicides 2,4-D and Dicamba. The reason they need to resist these toxic sprays is because the overuse of Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup is actually breeding Roundup-resistant “superweeds” that require more and more toxic chemicals to kill. Here’s how it works:

  • Monsanto creates the herbicide Roundup. Unfortunately, it sometimes kills the crops along with the weeds.
  • Monsanto creates “Roundup-ready” crops that can withstand the toxic spray, which allows farmers to use even more Roundup to kill all the weeds.
  • Weeds increasingly become resistant to Roundup, becoming “superweeds” that require more toxic chemicals to kill them.
  • The biotech industry creates new crops that are resistant to other herbicides.
  • Inevitably, the weeds will become resistant to these new herbicides as well—a vicious cycle that threatens both our environment and our food supply.

The whole biotech industry is involved, introducing crops that are resistant to multiple herbicides. Monsanto’s Xtend line of products will be resistant to Roundup and Dicamba; Dow’s Enlist products will be resistant to Roundup and 2,4-D. We have discussed 2,4-D in earlier articles and readers will recall that it is an ingredient in what used to be called Agent Orange when used in the Vietnam War.

This, of course, is great news for herbicide manufacturers, but terrible news for just about everyone else whose food will now contain potentially unsafe levels of three different herbicides—at least one of which, regular readers will remember, was deemed probably carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization. Dr. Latham argues that the public will not stand for it, which will force food distributors to rethink the use of GMOs in their products along the lines of Chipotle’s decision to remove GMOs from their menu items.

Dr. Latham’s hypothesis is intriguing, but the impending influx of toxic herbicides into our food makes the case for labeling GMOs more urgent than ever—if you haven’t already, you can go to the first article in today’s Pulse to send a message to your representatives to oppose bad voluntary labeling legislation that’s on the move in the House. This legislation is an attempt by industry to avoid mandatory labeling and circumvent state laws requiring this.

But industry-friendly labeling legislation isn’t the only action in Washington, DC, concerning GMOs. Recently, the White House issued an executive memorandum ordering a multi-agency reevaluation and update of the current regulatory regime governing GMOs, which is now decades old.

Details on what exactly this regulatory overhaul will entail are still scarce. There are, however, some concerning themes that recur throughout the document, crystallized in one sentence in the introduction:

The objectives are to ensure public confidence in the regulatory system and to prevent unnecessary barriers to future innovation and competitiveness by improving the transparency, coordination, predictability, and efficiency of the regulation of biotechnology products while continuing to protect health and the environment [emphasis added].

The order of terms here is telling: the government’s first objective is to instill confidence in the public that the GMO regulations in place are adequate—much like the government’s initiative to ensure public confidence in vaccines.

The next objective is to prevent barriers to innovation in the biotech sector. In other places the White House refers to its desire to “[avoid] unjustifiably inhibiting innovation” and “stigmatizing new technologies.” So the government, it appears, wants to revamp its regulations, but not in a way that will upset the Monsantos of the world.

Only at the end is the need to protect consumer health and the environment mentioned.

It’s still too early to jump to any concrete conclusions about the outcome of this initiative. We will certainly be monitoring the process as it unfolds. What’s clear is that a robust system for protecting the health and safety of Americans—and not the profit margins of biotech giants—is sorely needed, especially given the troubling new trends in GMO technology.

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  • Wondering Woman

    More efforts on the part of the one world global government, aka the new world order, to step up the reduction of the worldwide population. Is anyone surprised??????

    • Surprised that they’re corrupt? No. Surprised that people won’t even defend themselves and care more about fabricated material wealth and nonsense than what provides them their very existence? Yes, very.

  • BChristine

    The corruption never ends and it’s only going to get worse, unless more people understand and TAKE a stand. Most people just aimlessly go about their daily lives not knowing what they’re eating, where it came from, or how it affects every other aspect of their existence. They are too focused on material things, the latest reality shows or whatever ….. so discouraging and such a sad state; especially for future generations.

    • Ted T

      Let’s not forget Cyanuric acid (a toxic chemical) used as a stabilizer
      for chlorine in swimming pools. When the 12,000 gal swimming pool is emptied,
      Cyanuric Acid finds itself in the ground water table .. If you have a well , i suggested
      you test for Cyanuric acid.

    • Boogie

      As long as Trump is in the discussion and there are people still debating our elections; the chances of taking what they eat seriously is discouraging to say the very least. Truth seems to be on a treadmill going nowhere at various speeds. It’s way too inconvenient.

  • “there’s no time to waste — At any moment, Monsanto’s DARK Act will head
    to a full vote in the House of Representatives. This is our absolute
    last chance to make our voices heard before this devastating legislation
    is voted on. Dial 1-877-796-1949 NOW and tell your Representative to OPPOSE the DARK Act.”
    “In yet another blatant show of support for Monsanto, members of the U.S House Committee on Agriculture signed off on a bill intended to permanently shut down the GMO labeling movement. The Committee took only 17 minutes to push H.R. 1599 toward a full House vote, expected to take place early next week. Members justified their votes on the basis of lies. Official statements issued by Committee Chairman Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) were disingenuously crafted to make consumers think the purpose of this bill, the “Mother of All Monsanto Protection Acts,” is to give consumers what they want—labels on foods containing GMOs.
    H.R. 1599 doesn’t come close to satisfying consumer demand for labeling. It creates the framework for a government-run voluntary labeling scheme, while shutting down states’ rights to require mandatory labeling. Who in their right mind believes that corporations that spent hundreds of millions of dollars to keep labels off their GMO foods are suddenly going to voluntarily label them after this bill passes? Conaway’s and Peterson’s statements perpetuated the lie that GMOs have been thoroughly tested and proven safe. And the issue of Monsanto’s glyphosate, the toxic chemical used on more than 80 percent of GMO foods, being officially classified as probably cancerous to humans? Barely mentioned.”
    ~ h t t p s : / / w w w . organicconsumers . o r g /blog/house-ag-committee-says-%E2%80%98no%E2%80%99-gmo-labeling-what%E2%80%99s-next

    The saddest thing of all is the crook “Conaway” is in my district and CLEARLY doesn’t represent me or my desires. Need to string ’em up.
    GE is a failed premise because it was used for chemical corporation greed, it is time to either clean it up or abolish and obliterate it and its supportes/facilitators/defenders outright.

  • Sharon Wojno

    This is man’s karma returning to him. We have harmed the earth – nature with our chemicals, we kill the ocean with dumping chemicals, we pollute the atmosphere with chemicals. We kill each other for no reason just greed and over religion. Now human kind is killing himself. Are we not surprised? What you do to others returns to yourself. All religions say it. Yes, we must fight the GMO people, but we must also clean up our greed, selfishness, anger and possessiveness and wanting to control.

    • Yes, you are right.
      If only there was no need to be angry about being poisoned by your own contributions to society; If only we could reason with each other and stand together based on our common requirements for quality of life on this planet. Alas, the people poisoning all of life think of themselves as superior and refer to us as the “useless eaters”. With a group of so-called “people” running around with thoughts like that, there will never be true equality or justice in the world. They will always continue to attempt to divide people so they can manipulate the situation and circumstances for their own gain. What you are referring to is the essence, back to that place of pure energy we all desire to be: Where there are no divisive thoughts, ideological rhetoric, sarcastic overtones, corruption, materialism, etc.
      Unfortunately we live in the negative realm and thus we must deal with these feeble concepts and it is up to us to Conquer our fears and irrationalities or they will Conquer us.

    • Stan Taylor

      I am confuse GMO reduce pollution and the need for chemical, Why are you against them again

      • Sharon Wojno

        GMO do not reduce pollution nor the need for chemicals. What GMO’s do is slice plants, etc. with genes of another species plus they place heavy chemicals into the very fabric of the plant or animal, or fish. Humans are not chemical factories, they can not digest these chemicals or handle them. Even the World health Organization connected to the UN says a chemical in Roundup can cause cancer. Do You want to ingest this? But if European nations and the UN say it is unhealthy, why must the USA government try to force its money agenda on others. Don’t forget. The GMO brothers, Mosantos hold a position in the Obama cabinet. Therefore, the government is bought and sold, by BIG BUSINESS, Money, and power.

        • Stan Taylor

          Hmmm I think i can assume your are not a farmer and never own and manage a working farm. My family been in the farming for about 200 year.
          I will speak to maize (or dent corn as it is commonly known) GMO have reduce pollution and erosion by a huge about. Before GMO corn the preparing of the field meant plowing disk harrowing follow by planting. Each one of the step put a lot of air pollution (from the tractor) and water pollution from breaking the soil. Then after planting the fields needed to be cultivated would also add to air pollution and soil pollution. Then even after that the field were sprayed with 24D (which was used in agent orange).

          Now with GMOs the is no plowing, disking, harrowing, cultivating and no spraying of 24D.

          The UN said the roundup might cause cancer (they are not sure) which make it much safer that sunlight which does cause cancer. Also roundup is much safer then 24D (agent orange)
          One other benefit, Since the GMO crop produce much higher yeald the number of acres of land planted can be reduce. That will also reduce pollution.
          You might ask why do European name import million of tons of GMO products from the US and Brazil?

          Sharon do your own research and do not listen to the ranting of some activices.
          GMO corn means
          less pollutions
          less erosion

          high yealds

          lower cost

          • Sharon Wojno

            I had a small farm for my own use and shared with friends. We have a right to disagree. But when you study the effects of GMO”S on the human body through testing you discover that it is not something we are suppose to ingest. If you want to eat round up go ahead. But don’t force it on me. I have already had a biochemist diagnose me with problems from pesticides, etc. and lost the ability to walk without pain once from these poisonous chemicals. I am not allowed to have them. And, I want the right to read on a label all the stuff they put on my food and decide for myself whether it is healthy or not. Governments unfortunately do not represent the people they govern. And many people in Europe require labeling and want it. It is just the USA is so powerful that they twist other governments to do their wishes. I learned this first hand years ago when my parents owned a health food store and we all fought the FDA, concerning supplements. To each his own experience and learning. I will take tractor pollution any day over food contamination.

          • George

            So whose tractors plowed the fields of maize 3000 years ago, and what does Roundup have to do with the amount of plowing? Latest I’ve read it’s actually cheaper for farmers to grow organic, partly because they don’t have to buy all that Roundup, and partly because they don’t have to also buy Monsanto’s over-priced Roundup ready seeds.
            My future son-in-law is a farmer, and he says it only took 3 years for the weeds to also become Roundup ready, so each year Roundup becomes less and less effective.
            And what about the cost in human and animal cancers due to the carcinogenic “inert” ingredients in Roundup? If you include the medical costs from all the chemicals that we ingest, then organic far exceeds chemical farming in long term viability.

          • Stan Taylor

            Hmmm so they had tractor and automobile before the time of Jesus? that is some information. Where did you learn that.
            Not being a farmer or having good knowledge in AG I can see why this question about roundup and plowing make sense. The biggest problem in weed control, the plowing disk harrowing cultivating is mostly to try to control weeds. Round up controls weed much better that plowing disking harrowing cultivating and spraying 24d combined. The greatly reduce erosion, air pollution, and toxic chemicals (no need of 24D or agent orange). Since it does all that few acres need to because the yields are better, It the Round up read seed are over price the farmer do not have to buy them. it is to bad people with almost complete ignorance of farming are trying to mandate how how farmer are to farm.

            BTW you need to do more up to date research. the study that showed Round up cause cancer in rat has been withdrawn because for fraud. Plus the 6 top Science society of the country (france) all have said the study has zero value.

          • George

            I was asking YOU whose tractors plowed the fields 3000 years ago, in response to your statement, “Now with GMOs the is no plowing, disking, harrowing, cultivating and no spraying of 24D.” Your statement sounds as if GMO is required to eliminate tilling. No-till farming has been around for thousands of years, the first GMO crop was produced in 1982 (look it up).
            And as for 2,4-D, it has only been replaced by Roundup, not eliminated by no till farming. To conflate the two is erroneous.
            BTW, I was raised on a farm, so I’m not totally ignorant of farming practices.
            Well, I guess we’ve beaten this dead horse enough. It’s evident you have your opinions and I have mine. Have a good weekend.

          • Stan Taylor

            WoW you are so confused. tractor of any have been around 150 year at most. not 3000 years. Do you research! Your right Round up ready eliminate tilling because it eliminate weeds. Now you get it. Of course you have have no till farming with our Round up but how does one or two hand weed 1/2 square mile of crop? All the “framer” that support banning GMO in truth only have big gardens.

            Your are right 24D was replace by Round up, Round up is much more effective and much less toxic. Round up enables no till farming, GMO enables round up

          • lady_di1959

            Stan you are deliberately skewing George’s information in an attempt to take away from his comments and information….he never said there were tractors 3000 years ago! It is obvious by some of your statements that you really do not understand the difference between hybridization and genetically engineered crops. Did you know that glyphosate is registered as a antibiotic?

      • I don’t see how you can even post that when very close by there is my post which declares the exact opposite of your false claims. Can you even read?
        If anything, GMO’s have only served to increase the pollution and chemical contamination of everything (including your very blood, with pesticides/herbicides).

        • Stan Taylor

          Reality of Truth evidently you have very little background in this area. This GMO argument is just the latest version of Climate change denier or the Anti vaccine movement. My extended family have been farming for over 200 year and the current farm my mother own we have had for over 65 year.
          you said GMO have only served in increase pollution. The truth is pollution has been greatly reduced pollution. If yoy got as a farm he will tell this.
          Before GMO corn, the fields had to be plow disk harrowed and cultivate. Every one of these steps have damaged the soil and in creased water pollution because of run off. On top of all this there is a huge amount of pollutions from the tractor pouring gas into the air. This is all eliminated.
          The next issue is chemical contamination. That is greatly reduce. Before GMO farmer used 24D to control weeds. it is not work very well, only kill broadleaves not grass and was highly toxic (used in Agent orange). Round up has very little toxic reaction to animal and is very effect. In other words a very dangerous not very effective herbicide was replace with a much safe more effective one. If you ask farmer or study the research you will come to the same conclusion like Bill Nye (the science guy) did.

          • Another shill, eh? Sad. Why don’t you go get paid and get lost.
            Nobody needs your fake, provocative, confusion-oriented industry spin.
            We can see through it and we know what you are doing, it is disgusting and you need to cease and desist. -kicks them in the nuts-
            If you love GMO’s so much, prove it and provide us a video of you devouring GMO corn and drinking Ready Roundup, since it is so safe you can drink, right? Do that or STFU!

          • Stan Taylor

            Unreality of Delusion when you do not have logic reason or fact you then have to resort to deceit ridicule and threats. HMMMM

          • You are not a legitimate person to respond to, thus I only give you what you deserve.

          • Stan Taylor

            Unreality of Delusion I think you are shill for this web site. how much do they pay you.

          • Trace Meek

            You spread lies and should be ashamed you clearly ignore the true scientific studies or you work for Monsanto. If you are growing GMO crops you are killing people shame on you for being greedy and only think of your self for financial gain.

  • Joejoethabeanslayer

    Their are no weeds!!!! EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE AND MOST ARE EDIBLE

    • Wrong: “It appears that post-emergent use of glyphosate may be a main
      contributor to evolved glyphosate resistance, but eliminating
      post-emergent herbicide treatment practically eliminates all the
      advantages of and hence the need for herbicide tolerant crops.” ~ h t t p s : / / w w w . organicconsumers . org/news/glyphosate-resistance-weeds-transgenic-treadmill
      “Industrial agriculture is a key driver in the generation of greenhouse
      gases (GHGs). Synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, heavy machinery, monocultures,
      land change, deforestation, refrigeration, waste and transportation are all part
      of a food system that generates significant emissions and contributes greatly to
      global climate change.” ~ h t t p s : / / w w w . organicconsumers . org/news/food-farming-and-climate-change-its-bigger-everything-else

      • Stan Taylor

        This make no sense. It seem you are for spaying 24D (part off agent orange) to protect people from a crop that have no health issues. That is simply crazy’

        • Well, that is what you are subsidizing. Just because you cannot accept it, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Don’t cower in the corner, FACE IT AND FIGHT!

          • Stan Taylor

            We should not be spaying 24D over thousand of square miles of crop land
            that is where i disagree with you.

            Are you really against refrigerators? and me eating bananas?

          • I do not support the use of 2,4-d so stop acting like I do.
            It is logical, think about the amount of energy all of the refrigeration uses when we should just be using the curing and preservation techniques that have always been utilized.
            Your attempt at demonizing me is pathetic, at best.
            If you eating banana’s means that species go extinct and forests get pillaged, yes I have a problem with it and I would rather see you swing from a rope than a forest be destroyed just so you can eat a banana. Cur.
            It isn’t as if you care about the farmers who grow and harvest those banana’s; Or the conditions into which they live and work. I do, you do not.
            You also do not care about the impact of the forest and the species within them, I DO! YOU DO NOT! Buy organic and fair trade, f conventional with nothing but ruthless justice for destroying our world and our health.

          • Stan Taylor

            There is no reasonable alternative to round up. So if your against roundup in effect you are endorsing 24D. How else do you control weed over 2 or 3 hundred acres?

          • No, I am for no chemicals. It is called agroecology.
            There are NATURE PREDATORS to pest species and there are nature ways to manipulate the environment beneficially. By claiming that I support such blasphemy you are essentially ruling out your own statements as nothing but industry shilling.

          • Stan Taylor

            Well it is good that your not a framer or have any farmer listen to you, This is a fail process.
            Like I said no “reasonable alternative”

          • You need to be thrown into a mass grave.

          • Stan Taylor

            something i would expect to say who is called Unreality of Delusion

          • If you support vaccines, go get injected; But you can’t tell anyone else to. If you want to eat herbicide laced food, I IMPLORE YOU TO! (For nobody wants you to be alive anyway)
            You have no right to tell anyone else to do either of those things, though. If you want to take your petty anger out on me, go ahead, but it will only result in an absolute un-ending hex on your entire bloodlines and thus you will regret every word. By attacking me, you only make it official that I am effective and thus must be counter-acted. You are your own defeat, nuisance!

          • Stan Taylor

            It you do not want food the do not have herbicides then just by organic.
            You should be force to be vaccinated so you do not go around infecting other people with your disease.

          • Your goon squad is trying to eliminate the options of any other food, that is a problem. They are also attempting to make vaccines mandatory, ANOTHER PROBLEM. Keep trying to shill, for you are a pathetic disgrace and sad excuse of a toxic monopoly shill. You should be forced to be exterminated because you are a lie-spewing, industry shilling crook goon who only does wrong upon the world and life would be better off if you didn’t exist.
            Why don’t you stop trying to demonize me and just F off, nobody is going to believe your nonsense except you. You are wasting your time, not that it is worth anything anyway. It would be much easier to just strangle your undeserved life from your corpse than try to talk sense into your delapidated bum.

          • Stan Taylor

            Unreality of Delusion you do not care about infection woman children and even infants with the diseases you may be caring. People can will die because of your and people like you contempt for the safety of other people. Where is this goon squad no one has ever met one. you are delusional. There are at least 4 grocery with in 2 miles of my house that sell only organic food. Where is your goon squad? Unreality of Delusion

          • Blah Blah Blah, you are a pathetic excuse.
            If you want to get injected, go get injected. If you want to eat herbicide food, do so! But you shouldn’t try to force other people to and that is all I am going to keep saying. If you enjoy wasting your time, or you are getting paid by the hour to shill for the toxic monopoly, keep on posting!

          • Stan Taylor

            Unreality of Delusion you can not stand the truth can you.

          • Stan Taylor

            are your really against refrigerator. and me eating not locally grown bananas? answer the question and quit cowering.

          • I already did answer the question, you just need to open your eyes and stop being a toxic monopoly, anti life, anti love supporting corporate yes-man.

    • Stan Taylor

      weed a plant that is not where is should be.

  • AlphaLady777

    “What” future generations? You mean the ones who will NEVER be born because of this and next generation’s infertility and sterility problems (caused by GMO’s and Agenda 21.)

  • Stan Taylor

    So far GMO have been around for decades and eaten by hundred of million of people. the number or people injured by GMO are thousand err, I mean hundred, opps, 10s ahh well i am sure someday there might be 1 person show up.
    The real danger is bath tub, about 100 people a year die in them
    BAN BATH TUBS

    • The health impacts are all around for you to see. This Frankenfood isn’t going to instantly kill you the moment you eat it; It will slowly degrade your health until you die from cancer, though! It has no health benefits and is actually bad for you to ingest, leave it to the US to ruin, even the food!
      When you spread a Chelator anti-life chemical across the planet, it has negative-impacts and nothing positive will come of it. Autism, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Celiac Sprue, Gluten Intolerance, Colitis and more are all primarily caused by the toxicity of the environment that the U.S. is causing (intentionally and with malice). Not only are GMO crops ruining the health of the human species, but it is also destroying the pollinators and the ecosystem that sustains our very existence! Why? So some dumb chemical corporations can make more value-less pieces of human fabrications, of course! (And because the dumb crooks think they can patent and own the entire natural world, thus controlling all life on it, but they can’t…not going to stop them from trying though).

      • Stan Taylor

        Autism, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Celiac Sprue, Gluten Intolerance All those issue have been proven to be cause by vaccines. GMO are save vaccines need to be banned. At least that is the argument right? What will be be next week.

        • You are a sad excuse for an industry defending goon.
          Can’t even form coherent propaganda lies, try again!
          The proof is there, I need not link it to an industry shill.
          Herbicides lace 80%+ of the food supply.
          If you aren’t smart enough to understand that a chemical that strips living things of vital minerals, nutrients, and vitamins… harms all life; Well, it isn’t up to me to “Re-educate you”. After all, “He would only help those who helped thyself.”. If you want to defend an industry that is poisoning the world, you choose the wrong side and that will be your own problem to deal with.
          GMO’s and Vaccines are both a problem: Toxic, human fabricated chemicals that stand against the All-Baring Nature~.

          • Stan Taylor

            Reality of Truth, you are both against reality and truth, A science denilest
            GMO are harmful but you cannot come up with 1 research paper that shows that or a single person that has been harm.
            you should change your name to the Unreality of Delusion.

          • You are clearly brain-damaged.
            I am more against GMO’s than any one else in the world.

          • Stan Taylor

            Yes Unreality of Delusion you have drank the kool aid or Science denile-ism

          • Collect your industry paycheck and get lost. You are a pathetic excuse for a lifeform and you should never of been conceived. I hate GMO’s, I hate vaccines, and I HATE YOU! 🙂
            Scum like you don’t deserve to exist. Your best accomplishment will be your expiration.

          • Stan Taylor

            Yes Unreality of Delusion when i way very young 30,000 people got polio every year and you evidently think that is good. you hate vaccines but have 500,000 people polio if fine for you, When you point your finger and me 3 are pointing to your self. You are for first smallpox, polio, whooping cough support i have ever me.

          • Blah blah blah, more propaganda.
            Please, at least go take more courses on how to be an effective jerkwad who spews lies. You aren’t very good at it.

          • Stan Taylor

            Unreality of Delusion so you do not think that polio really existed?? What where have you living? Look up the CDC or the OECD or maybe get some therapy to help you.

          • Those people you referenced that got the disease/virus, probably got it from the vaccine. Your nonsense is irrelevant, just like all of the other toxic-chemical monopoly supporting goons. Go get injected if you want, eat GMO food if you want, but you can’t make anyone else do it against their will.
            “People” like you are despicable, is a paycheck really worth being a crummy lowlife who defends the poisoning of the world and life on it while demonizing those who truly care, like me? Keep blathering but it won’t change the Reality. You are wasting your efforts if you stand against me, for I am aligned with nature itself and if you stand against that, you stand against what provides you life and thus you shall lose it. Fool.

          • Stan Taylor

            Unreality of Delusion so before the polio vaccine 30 to 50 thousand people got polio each year and not it is about 1 per year. and you say the vaccine cause the disease???? Your the first pro polio person i have ever met even online. you need help.

            Unreality of Delusion should be your login name

          • This isn’t a vaccine thread, shill, you need to open your eyes.
            I’m not going to give you anymore credence, for you are not a legitimate individual and thus shall not be acknowledged. -tosses “Stan” into a volcano-

          • Stan Taylor

            Unreality of Delusion our anti science delusion are found in anti GMO, anti Vaccine and anti Climate change. It is all the same delusional mindset.

          • You really are a sad excuse for a troll. You just spew nonsense that isn’t even remotely connected, or effective. Humans are destroying the planet by using old, inefficient junk technology (like fossil fuels) simply to increase their own meaningless fabricated profits of a value-less currency. I am not anti-climate change, but your attempt at throwing anything you can to demonize me is obvious. Keep trying, its all just a joke!

          • Stan Taylor

            you are not against climate change science but just any other science. Why in that ? Unreality of Delusion

          • I am against industry paid-for “science”. Apparently, you are for it. Why you want to attack me? Probably because I post the truth and your industry string-pullers don’t like it.

          • Stan Taylor

            Hmmm you really do not understand how science works do you. Fraudulent science i quickly debunk where it is industry , government or any other research. Take two fairly recent cases Mr Wakefield and his research the show vaccine cause autism. it was withdrawn because for fraud (he also had his medical license revoked.) Also a study that showed that GMO cause cancer, That was Fraud too. If fact the 6 leading science societies of that country (France)condemn the fraud. Do some of your own research. It is doubtful either scientist will ever work as a researcher again.

  • DisqusMember101a

    Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. The USA founding fathers knew this. They warned of the dangers of centralizing power. They setup the best checks on government power they could at the time. It was supposed to keep government from wronging the people they’re supposed to serve. So, did it work? Is this government’s power held in check? Or does it continually wrong its own People? Has “abuse of power” and “wrong doing” by government gotten out of control? LOL!

    The problem with governmental abuse of power is that it always serves its Own INTEREST or SPECIAL INTEREST. And always to the detriment of the People’s and YOUR best interest. Governmental wrong doing will always be the inevitable result of unchecked power!

    Most government atrocities throughout history would never have gotten off the ground had there been at the time a mechanism for the People to Check and Balance government through Direct Participation in government!

    Abuse of power and wrong doing by government can and will be overturned and held in Check by the People when the political mechanism that puts them back into Direct Control of government is adopted.

    What political mechanism could put the control of government back into the hands of the People? There’s a political movement with said mechanism at its core. The core principle is that of true Checks and Balances on government power. – A “People’s Branch” of government allows the People to exercise DIRECT oversight of government. The People literally govern the government! Ultimately Checking and Balancing government power will bring those responsible for governmental power abuse and wrongs to justice!

    Here is actionable info that may help if read carefully…

    Who and what political movement reintroduced, into the public awareness, the concept of increasing Checks and Balances as a solution for controlling government wrong doing? They didn’t – We did! – www(dot)ThePeoplesBranch(dot)org.

    There is a way to make government truly transparent and accountable: www(dot)ThePeoplesBranch(dot)org

    There is a way to make government directly responsible to the people: www(dot)ThePeoplesBranch(dot)org

    The People do not have to let the government work against them/the People! A People’s Branch will see that abuse of power and authority is punished: www(dot)ThePeoplesBranch(dot)org

    Think for yourself! Think of what a People’s Branch could mean for You and/or Your loved ones’ finances, health, rights, freedoms, security and justice etc. Find out why a People’s Branch would be good for You and Your loved ones! Find out why a People’s Branch will result in a better future for Your children! You don’t have to take our word for it. A Reasonable, Responsible and Conscientious Person would find out if it truly had a chance to help them. They would talk to family and friends and find out how they feel about a People’s Branch and why?

    Reasonable, Responsible, and Conscientious People need to know that they should act NOW before things get worse and their numbers fall too low…

    Yet, realize that taking back control of government may not be easy. Always remember that the Reasonable, Responsible and Conscientious People are opposed in this epic struggle for Direct Participation in their government by SPECIAL INTEREST and those that serve them. – Namely their henchman – the GATEKEEPERS.

    Amazingly, these GATEKEEPERS are most often our own – leaders, organizations, political parties, politicians, elected officials, bureaucrats, public servants, print and broadcast news organizations, the media, radio/TV talk show hosts, authors, advocates, pundits, alliances, federations, websites and so called political action sites etc.

    They’re constantly among us – even out front. Don’t You get it? – To do their job for their masters, i.e. SPECIAL INTEREST, they must have positions as GATEKEEPERS. SPECIAL INTEREST knows that keeping the People as a whole under control requires a system of GATEKEEPERS. Whether or not the GATEKEEPERS are unwitting dupes or dumbed down or just compartmentalized cronies, most end up serving SPECIAL INTEREST over those they are supposed to serve i.e. Your and the People’s best interest!

    Checks and Balances!

    Who and what political movement reintroduced, into the public awareness, the concept of increasing Checks and Balances as a solution for controlling government wrong doing? They didn’t – We did! – www(dot)ThePeoplesBranch(dot)org.

    Many GATEKEEPERS use the words Checks and Balances every day. Yet, why don’t they want You to know about the ultimate mechanism for implementing them. www(dot)ThePeoplesBranch(dot)org.

    You may wonder if they even know about us. Yes, they know about us but refuse to acknowledge our efforts. They have even started to manipulate our words and blocking our message that the Ultimate Checks and Balances on government can and will come from the People’s Direct Participation in government. They don’t want this political movement challenging their power. Why do you think GATEKEEPERS give every political genre of any political persuasion a venue and forum? Yet, no GATEKEEPER will even openly take up discussing the remote possibility of a People’s Branch of government? WHY?

    Isn’t it because they know that anything other than the People Participating Directly in government offers little or no real resistance to the corruption of the power structure? They realize that the People Participating Directly in government, a People’s Branch, changes everything! They know that, with a People’s Branch, the People will no longer allow government to serve SPECIAL INTEREST over the best interest of the People – YOUR best interest!

    Yet, the system is designed to allow the People a reactive mode only. The People are only offered pretend paths for changing government’s wrong doings (i.e. voting to elect officeholders, organizing, campaigning (for so-called good people), running for office (by so-called good people), public protests, marches, demonstrations, rallies, sit-ins, calling and/or writing your elected officials etc.) At best the pretend methods only slow government wrong doing temporarily. GATEKEEPERS are paid to direct the People/You into these pretend paths which will only burn out good and well-meaning People by burning up and wasting their time, energy, money and/or resources with little or no positive and/or lasting results. They’re paid by their masters, the real power behind government i.e. SPECIAL INTEREST, to keep the People/You from waking up to these truths…

    If the People/You don’t wake up then they will continue by default to control the closed system. They know that they win and You lose as long as they can direct You into the pretend paths that are designed to keep out any DIRECT Checks and Balances from the outside – We the People! Think about it! Why should it have taken women sixty years to get the right to vote? Why should it have taken so many years for blacks to get the right to vote?

    Isn’t it obvious, GATEKEEPERS push their pretend methods for improving and/or stopping government wrong doing because their pretend methods are designed to fail You and keep SPECIAL INTEREST in control? It’s the job of GATEKEEPERS to push their pretend methods because they are proven to keep the power in the hands of SPECIAL INTEREST. Yet, while the People are directed down their pretend paths to change and improvement, SPECIAL INTEREST continues their own direct access and participation with Your elected officials for the purpose of seeing to it that THEIR best interest gets served!

    Don’t you realize that if a People’s Branch of government had existed in the past then the People would have made sure that most of the bad things of those times would’ve been avoided? Yet, it’s still not too late. We must now focus on the present and prepare for the future. Remember, if you want things to be better for Yourself and Your loved ones, now and in the future, then You’ll join us. Together we’ll Check and Balance government and make sure that government serves the People’s and YOUR best interest!

    In the meantime most GATEKEEPERS will continue to push their PSYOP of getting You to believe that their pretend methods are new and they’ll work for You this time? It’s a sophisticated PSYOP. We know their PSYOP has worked in the past – maybe even on You. Many have fallen for it. Many still believe that these same old approaches will work for them. Yet, their pretend methods for improvement are not new and they’ll never work to insure that government serves YOUR best interest.

    REMEMBER, most GATEKEEPERS aren’t willing to help you see that the best and only long term solution is to cut through the political red tape and defeat the political trap masters at their own game! Isn’t it obvious why they act so much like Controlled Opposition? They are Controlled Opposition! If you study what many of these people actually say and how they say it, instead of only agreeing with what you think they are saying, then you too may see how controlled opposition really works. Yes they talk a good game. But they continue to direct your attention away from the obvious solution – YOU! You are the real solution! Once you make up your mind to have a Direct Participation in government on the things that affect You and Your loved ones then You’ll join us!

    Remember, most GATEKEEPERS continuously choose to serve their followers with only talk and do nothing of consequence for them. Most GATEKEEPERS mission is to program you to also only talk and do nothing of consequence for yourself! Talk is cheap. Their rhetoric is ultimately Controlled Opposition simply because they never engage a viable long term solution. Yet, we do and we have! Here: www(dot)ThePeoplesBranch(dot)org

    So, the question is – WILL IT WORK ON YOU NOW? Now that You can see their game and You see a real viable solution for Yourself and Your loved ones – a People’s Branch! Only YOUR Direct Participation in government can insure that YOUR best interest is served! Can’t you see this?

    It is paramount that You Participate Directly in government where You can pass or fail Your elected officials vote on matters that affect You.

    Isn’t it foolish to let others, especially GATEKEEPERS – politicians, elected officials, public servants, bureaucrats and media mouthpieces, etc., continuously undermine Your best interest? Wouldn’t it be prudent to have a Direct say in the things that affect You and Your loved ones? Many Reasonable, Responsible and Conscientious people are now coming to realize that they need a mechanism whereby they can Participate Directly in government in order to help safeguard their own best interest!

    What could this mechanism be?

    The answer is a People’s Branch of government!

    The process to get a People’s Branch of government starts with the petition!

    Why a Petition? Because it’s time tested and a Constitution guaranteed method whereby People/Citizens can take action and change the governing and political process! People are now beginning to see how the Petition can be used to help protect their rights and freedoms. Therefore, none should forget or forgive any GATEKEEPERS that make fun of or demonize the Petition and its power and strength for good in the hands of good people!

    We advocate only patronizing the good GATEKEEPERS. i.e. ONLY The ones that are working to help you safeguard You and Your loved ones own best interest. Only they are truly worthy of Your attention, admiration, alliance, loyalty, and support! To find out if the ones You follow are truly worthy simply ask them – if they are interested in promoting the best way (Citizens Participating Directly in government as an incorruptible Checks and Balances!) for everyone to help safeguard their own best interest!

    If the GATEKEEPERS You follow genuinely care about the People’s/Your rights and freedoms then they will show that they have faith in the judgment of People as a whole! Many GATEKEEPERS demean the People for trying to exercise their best judgment when they’re forced into having to choose between two evils! Is that really fair when they demean the public and say it’s the public’s fault for electing a corrupt politician! Yet, it’s never really the People’s fault when some slick politician fools their constituents and gets elected – then double-crosses them! Wouldn’t the answer be to institute a foolproof mechanism to Check and Balance the double-crossers? A People’s Branch of government!

    The GATEKEEPERS that genuinely care about their follower’s best interest will have no problem in helping to get the word out about this powerful solution i.e. our Petition for a People’s Branch of government! With our petition we create a way to set-up a mechanism for corruption-proof Checks and Balances on government. If you’re not hearing about this movement from the GATEKEEPER you’re following then you’ll know they’re probably a Controlled Opposition GATEKEEPER SHILL.

    An ACTIONABLE Long Term SOLUTION for most of our problems exists HERE: www(dot)ThePeoplesBranch(dot)org

    People are coming to understand that not unlike the original need for a Constitution and Bill of Rights, the true strength of a People’s Branch of government is that it will help them protect themselves from the tyranny of government and SPECIAL INTEREST. They are coming to realize that their own best interest and the best interest of the vast majority of the people are one and the same.

    Divide and conquer has long been used by SPECIAL INTEREST to fool the People into believing it’s only their peers – others like themselves that are their real enemy. They don’t want YOU to know it’s really them, SPECIAL INTEREST, that’s YOUR real problem – literally. They do this simply by keeping the People’s/Your attention focused on what they say is the problem and its solution.

    Ever heard of Problem, Reaction, Solution? Don’t you get it? Look at what others say – here and/or elsewhere… Can’t you see it? Most have their attention subverted! Look at what they’re focusing on! Some, many or all may simply be some form of Troll or dis-information pusher. Even if some are wellmeaning they mostly affect You into diverting Your attention away from the systems control methods. Many do these things in hopes of stopping the People/You from seeing the Real Actionable Solution of a People’s Branch!

    Yet, people are coming to realize that SPECIAL INTEREST and their GATEKEEPERS are benefiting from Their Own Form of Direct Participation (i.e. influence/manipulation) in government at the expense and detriment of the People’s/Your Own Best Interest. Therefore, until the People/You wake up and adopt this, People’s Branch of government, mechanism for Direct Participation in government, then the People’s/Your own best interest will only continue to suffer.

    Yet, it is exactly because SPECIAL INTEREST will always continue to trample the People’s best interest that from time to time Reasonable, Responsible and Conscientious people have to resort to revolution – violent or otherwise!

    ABOVE EVERYTHING THE PROPAGANDISTS THROW AT YOU – REMEMBER THIS: A People’s Branch of government can and will Stop/Reform/Amend/Reverse and Heal the power structure and justice system. A People’s Branch will see that those responsible for governmental wrongs are justly punished!

    Wake up or die asleep it’s up to you! Reasonable, Responsible and Conscientious people are choosing to wake up! You too can Wake-Up to the only non-violent way to take your government away from SPECIAL INTEREST.

    Only when citizens have a direct participation in their government concerning matters that affect them will their and their loved ones’ issues (Freedoms, Rights, Security, Financial, Health, Political and Justice etc.) have a true chance to be properly addressed!

    Your Direct Participation in government on matters that concern You and Your loved ones is paramount!

    A People’s Branch creates the best way to Check and Balance government! If SPECIAL INTEREST continues to get their way then You and Your Loved Ones may lose everything! Why not help us help you?!

    Every Reasonable, Responsible and Conscientious person should be asking themselves WHY DO LEADERS OF BOTH MAJOR PARTIES HATE THE IDEA OF A PEOPLES BRANCH?

    Those that truly seek fair and equitable solutions can find them at The People’s Branch. Implementing a People’s Branch in your local area is the key you have been waiting for….

    Ultimately a People’s Branch of government will hold accountable those behind government’s multifaceted injustices and wrong doings – namely, the governmental authorities doing SPECIAL INTEREST bidding!

    Additionally, governmental persons acting against the best interest of the People should be forewarned that, at a future date, their actions may be deemed unlawful and therefore punishable. They should be aware that their actions or lack thereof that result in the creation of wrongs, such as so called “trade agreements,” that ultimately harm the People’s best interest may at some point be adjudicated to be harmful and therefore unlawful. Further, it would be wise of the wrong doers to realize that they, the perpetrators of governmental wrongs, may be held responsible and accountable for those wrongs as easily as a simple declaration or adjudication! Said wrongs may have dire consequences for those found to have helped implement or aided their authorization, through their actions or lack thereof. Those individuals may be found guilty of sedition and/or treason and tried for treason to the United States of America. Any and all elected officials and officeholders would do well to remember that there’s no statutes of limitation for the crime of treason!

    Many governmental wrongs such as “Fast Tracking, NAFTA, TPP, Shielding GMOs and their harm from discovery etc.,” and others may yet result in charges and convictions of treason for those responsible and accountable for their implementation. Charges and convictions for treason may be possible if it’s found that government officials failed to represent the best interest of the People and their actions subsequently turn out to undermine national security. It should be understood that any governmental officials, especially current or ex-presidents and current or ex-congressional officeholders, may be open to charges of treason should their actions and/or lack of actions be deemed to have ECONOMICALLY undermined national security. Everyone would do well to remember that the final judgment rendered by the People concerning many governmental wrongs has yet to be written!

    ANNOUNCEMENT: OPEN CHALLENGE TO ANY AND ALL GATEKEEPERS – WE CHALLENGE YOU TO DEBATE THE MERITS OF A PEOPLE’S BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT WITH US – THE MEMBER(S) OF THIS POLITICAL MOVEMENT – THE PEOPLE’S BRANCH. (YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND US – www(dot)ThePeoplesBranch(dot)org)….

    Did you hear that? GATEKEEPERS – What’s your response? Why do GATEKEEPERS always refuse open debate with this political movement? Why would any GATEKEEPER have a problem bringing this political movement to their followers and the masses? What part of the people’s ability to participate directly in their government thereby creating an incorruptible Checks and Balances upon governmental wrongs – atrocities and corruption – DON’T YOU GET?…

    GATEKEEPERS can’t name one issue or one problem that a People’s Branch would make worse! Yet, we can name any number of issues and problems that a People’s Branch will make better, improve and/or solve for WE THE PEOPLE!

    Why not advocate for a People’s Branch of government and let all the GATEKEEPERS you follow know that you want them to openly debate the merits of a People’s Branch to Check and Balance government?
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    • Wow, long post. Wanted to reply to the first paragraph though:
      The folly of the “founding fathers” and their system was that they trusted humans to keep it running without corrupting.
      •”There was never any thing by the wit of man so well devised, or so sure established, which in continuance of time hath not been corrupted.~The Book of Common Prayer”
      •”Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.~Edmund Burke”
      •”Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.~Edward Gibbon”
      •”I have often noticed that a bribe … has that effect–it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman.~Graham Greene ”
      •”I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its “successful experiment” that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office. ~Andrew Jackson”
      •”Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country. ~Karl Kraus”
      •”The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough. ~Andrew Jackson”
      • “The mechanism that directs government cannot be virtuous, because it is impossible to thwart every crime, to protect oneself from every criminal without being criminal too; that which directs corrupt mankind must be corrupt itself; and it will never be by means of virtue, virtue being inert and passive, that you will maintain control over vice, which is ever active: the governor must be more energetic than the governed.” ~Marquis de Sade
      • “The happiness of society is the end of government.” ~John Adams
      • “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” ~Frédéric Bastiat

  • lady_di1959

    GMO’s have never been tested for safety for human consumption. The FDA’s own scientists advised that this be done and they were ignored. Monsanto’s so called safety testing is 90 days.
    Glyphosate has been proven to be persistent in the environment. It has been found in the air, rain, groundwater and rivers. Exactly how is glyphosate affecting the natural bio system, appears to be unknown and overlooked. One study found that the growth of P.syringae was completely inhibited by glyphosate under certain conditions. Pseudomonas syringae, microbes that are known as ice nucleotides, found in rain,snow and ice.
    A microbiome exists in the atmosphere and regulates rain and snow formation and precipitation. (Bioprecipitation) glyphosate disrupts the soil bacteria. It’s logical then to speculate it also disrupts the bacteria in bioprecipitation.
    If glyphosate is disrupting these microbes, it could very well be responsible for the droughts being experienced. Glufosinate made by Bayer and used on almond farms in California is known to significantly reduce rainmaking bacteria. It is used with and as an alternative to glyphosate for weed control. How can anyone justify the use of these poisons.

    A recent article by the International Research Journal of Biological Sciences brings this issue to the forefront.

  • George

    Who tested these chemicals for safety? The same people who tested aspartame – the manufacturer. If you think the FDA is confirming safety you’re dreaming.

  • George

    People have been eating organic for thousands of years. we don’t need a double blind study to prove their safety.

    • Stan Taylor

      actually they have been eating genetically modified food for thousand of years and it is safe.

      • George

        There’s a big difference between interbreeding different strains of tomato vs. putting pig DNA into a tomato. Also, carcinogenic chemicals like Roundup have only been in use since the 20th century.
        But even something as seemingly constant as bread: our corporate bakers keep tinkering with it. Today’s bread has many TIMES the gluten (Greek for glue) than just 50 years ago. Knowing this, would anyone be surprised that gluten intolerance has spiked in recent years?
        God did not design our bodies to thrive on plastics, toxic chemicals, and artificial prescription drugs, all of which didn’t exist until recent history.

        • Stan Taylor

          George George George you should read the science rather than some nut that rant a the moon. Yes the the modern methods are much different.

          1. they are much better understood.
          2. they are much safer (change one gene ) instead or randomly change hundred or thousand of gene and hoping for a good outcome.
          3. Faster rather that waiting generation and hoping for a good outcome.
          Where is our study that says roundup cause cancer. One official said it might cause cancer which means it is safer that sunlight that does cause cancer.
          One suggestion do not eat plastics. I do not and i do not know anyone that does..
          Prescription drug are bad? Then why over that last 50 year people are living 20 years long???? You are these these drug and chemicals did not exist and people only lived till they were 65 on average.

          • George

            As Mark Twain said, “There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.” For instance, up until about 1900, infant deaths were so prevalent that parents didn’t even name their children until some weeks after birth (look at all the old newspaper announcements, “baby boy” or “baby girl” born to…). If you take out infant deaths from the stats, people in the 1800’s lived just as long as today. The big difference is that heart attacks and cancer (including a ratcheting up of childhood cancers) have replaced TB and accidents as causes of death. Medical science got rid of TB and high levels of infant deaths, I’ll give them that. But cancer incidence has skyrocketed along with industrial agriculture.
            And you think you don’t eat plastic? Have you ever drunk a cup of coffee from a styrofoam cup, or eaten a take-out meal from a foam container, or eaten any canned veggies, or eaten at a restaurant? If you live in a home built less than 30 years ago, you probably have pvc water pipes.
            And if you drink from a water fountain or get your water from a municipal supply, you’re not only getting plastics, but some things worse, like fluoride, chlorine, aluminum. Fluoride and aluminum together are far more toxic than either alone. Just as drugs have side effects, multiple drugs magnify the side effects – and the chances of deadly results.
            You keep mentioning “science”. Do you really think that drug companies, doing their own research, which is rubber stamped by the FDA, put your and my health above their profits? The FDA didn’t take Vioxx off the market, and Merck did so only after the class action lawyers started lining up. Meanwhile they had made $Billions on this toxic drug. And don’t get me started on statin drugs, which are treating a false problem, again with serious side effects which, in this case, far outweigh the minimal benefits.

          • Stan Taylor

            Hmmm you got me . I do not drink coffee from a Styrofoam cup or eat take out or eat can veggies and i eat a home. My home was built in the 1950s.

            Your one of those fluoride kooks. Do your research Fluoride is part of the normal water supply. Many place never need to add it. My 85 year old neighbor came from a place call the city without a cavity. He has all his teeth and no cavities because of high level of fluoride. Look at the science and stop listen to people that howl at the moon. Also i do not ear aluminum. you must have quite a diet.

            You are right about health care 100 year ago without the vaccines and Prescription drugs far more people died. I have you lived in countries that did not have chlorinated water. I have and Dysentery is not fun.

    • Stan Taylor

      Hmmm when people start eating GMO there live expectancy went up about 10%. 100 year ago when every ate organic people 40 few year per person.
      Easing GMO leads to a long healthy life. Just look around you. Before there were GMO few people made it till there 70s now late 80 and 90s are common.

  • newsnose

    Even more reason to contact your senators to vote against the DARK ACT which prevents litigation against Monsanto for poisoning us.

  • Trace Meek

    The fact that you said what you did in response to the truth that tells me you do not care about no one but yourself. Your parents would be ashamed of you I feel sorry for them.

    • Stan Taylor

      Trace Meek you what we call a ding a ling, a person with a vacuum between the ears. I have 35 of the top health and Scientific societies in the world that say GMO are safe. There is not one person that has any respect that say GMO are harmful. After people have eaten GMO foods over 1 trillion time there has not been one single person harmed.

  • Trace Meek

    Also, I bet your whole family is ashamed of you ignoring the truth and scientific evidence that proves all.

  • Trace Meek

    I bet if Monsanto said GMO were dangerous you would not believe them that is what selfish people are only think of themselves. So I am glad we all see who you are and what kind of person you are thank for all the information. We realize not to trust you in any more post