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From Bloomberg News, a conservative publication.

“It’s not the heat. It’s the humidity. And the U.S. is on a path to regularly experience a deadly combination of the two the likes of which have only been recorded once on planet Earth.

That’s one of the findings in a report published today called “Risky Business,” commissioned by some of America’s top business leaders to put price tags on climate threats. For example, by the end of the century, between $238 billion and $507 billion of existing coastal property in the U.S. will likely be subsumed by rising seas, and crop yields in some breadbasket states may decline as much 70 percent.

But perhaps the biggest way Americans will physically experience global warming is, well, the warming. By 2050, the average American is likely to see between two and more than three times as many 95 degree days as we’re used to. By the end of this century, Americans will experience, on average, as many as 96 days of such extreme heat each year.”

Check out the complete story by clicking on the link below.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-24/what-to-expect-when-your-planet-is-expecting-risky-business-in-climate.html

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What’s the difference between a corporate and a capitalist economy? A capitalist economy lifts its citizens upward, but an economy dominated by publicly traded limited liability corporations redistributes income and wealth from the 99 to the 1 percent and corrupts democracy. That’s why the economist Adam Smith deplored them in his book, The Wealth of Nations. The Deli store owner above is a capitalist, while the Koch brothers, the Walmart family, etc… are corporate parasites that have rigged the economic game in their favor via the purchase of legislation in the political markets.

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According to Reuters, “Pacific trading partners hope to have a free trade agreement ready to present to the public and stakeholders in November, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday.

He said the aim was to have a document to discuss with other leaders of Trans-Pacific Partnership nations when he travels to Asia in November, a trip that will include the Group of 20 leaders meeting in Australia on November 15-16. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders also meet that month.

The United States holds mid-term elections on Nov. 4, and many trade experts had despaired of finalizing the TPP this year because of the risk that it could cost Obama’s Democrats votes at the poll, given the party’s links to trade unions worried about the impact of trade agreements on jobs.”

Here’s what Reuter’s doesn’t mention.

Leaked documents on the negotiations of the TPP show that the purpose of the treaty is to jack up prices consumers pay on numerous items, like prescription drug prices that will help Big Pharma increase profits for the 1 percent; restrict the ability of the US government to regulate Wall Street (and Wall Street and the 1 percent likes this; ship more US jobs overseas, as well as export more jobs in Latin America to lower wage nations like Vietnam (which includes the entire textile industry of the United States (240,000 jobs in the US, and hundreds of thousands more in El Salvador, Honduras and elsewhere in Central America: and possibly curtail Internet freedom. The difference between the old higher wages and the new lower wages overseas goes into the pockets of the 1 percent. And that’s just a few of the things we know about the TPP since this is the most secretive falsely called trade treaty ever negotiated by the US government.

The TPP is not a trade treaty; it’s an income redistribution treaty with money being legislatively stolen from the 99 percent and handed to the 1 percent.

This is Obama’s war on the middle class. It’s also Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden’s war on the middle class, as well as the entire Republican Party and many Democrats. In other words, the TPP is another legislative accord designed to rig the economic and political game even more against the middle class.

See more about the TPP by clicking on the BIll Moyers video below.

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Polls in Russia Reveal Attitudes Toward GMO Poison Food

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Guess Who Refuses to Work in GMO Poison Fields

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What Kind of Nation is It That…?

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There are plenty of unbiased studies showing GMOs present massive health risks to human beings. In fact, all studies not financed by GMO corporations show health hazards to humans, even some of the GMO company studies have been leaked showing health hazards, such as one by Syngenta. See https://johnhively.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/gmo-corn-killing-the-cows-whose-milk-we-drink/. See also A Valuable Reputation from the New Yorker Magazine, http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv

So then why, when both non-GMO financed studies, as well as studies funded by GMO corporations, show potential health hazards to humans, does the corporate press and the political punditry, such as President Barack Obama, continue to insist that GMOs are harmless to human health? President Obama, ABC and the Oregonian news paper have all lied to us in recent months about this.

The answer may lay in the current mal-distribution of income that has overcome the United States during the last thirty-four years. More and more income is being redistributed via federal legislation from the 99 to the 1 percent. Recent studies show the 1 percent steal from 22 to 34 percent of all the income generated in the United States, compared to 8 percent thirty-four years ago, when the United States economy was far more robust than is the current case, because the 99 percent demanded goods and services they can no longer afford to purchase. During the last few years, the 1 percent have stolen 95 percent of all income growth, mostly via legislation championed by corrupt politicians, such as Wall Street senator’s Ron Wyden, Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell. Notice that all Republicans and a large contingent of Democrats support this maldistribution of income and wealth via federal legislation.

As income is being redistributed from the 99 to the 1 percent, the 99 percent have less income to purchase things, such as food.

The use of GMOs in agriculture is done for a simple purpose; it cuts costs, at the expense of human health, making food cheaper than using regular methods of agriculture.

Food companies often tend to conspire among each other to keep prices for the 99 percent rising, a necessary component of keeping corporate share prices growing. Otherwise, rich investors would sell off their shares, causing them to plummet in value, and jeopardizing the livelihoods of the CEO’s of food corporations. GMO’s help to mitigate the problem by increasing profit margins and allowing the executives to keep food price increases lower than would otherwise be  the case.

There is a clear and corrupting link between big money, (as represented by Wall Street, major corporations and the 1 percent) and their abilities to purchase legislation in the political markets benefiting themselves, and at the expense of everybody else.

So it’s politically astute for politicians and the corporate press to lie to us about the health hazards of GMOs, because their use stave’s off food riots, and other politically unstable actions on the part of the 99 percent that would interrupt the continued flow of ill gotten cash and other forms of wealth by the 1 percent.

In other words, to keep the income redistribution from the 99 to the 1 percent scam going, the government and members of the 1 percent would rather slowly poison you with GMO food poison that is banned in over 40 nations.

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Is there something wrong with this picture? How efficient is US capitalism if the primary goal of it is to enrich the 1 percent at the expense of everybody else? The answer is that it’s not efficient at all.

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