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Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields

Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many European Union countries, genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned in Hungary. In a similar stance against GM ingredients, Peru has also passed a 10-year banon GM foods.

Planetsave reports:

Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said. The GMO maize has been ploughed under, said Lajos Bognar, but pollen has not spread from the maize, he added.

Unlike several EU members, GMO seeds are banned in Hungary. The checks will continue despite the fact that seed traders are obliged to make sure that their products are GMO free, Bognar said.

During their investigation, controllers have found Pioneer and Monsanto products among the seeds planted.

The free movement of goods within the EU means that authorities will not investigate how the seeds arrived in Hungary but they will check where the goods can be found, Bognar said. Regional public radio reported that the two biggest international seed producing companies are affected in the matter and GMO seeds could have been sown on up to thousands of hectares in the country. Most of the local farmers have complained since they just discovered they were using GMO seeds.

With season already under way, it is too late to sow new seeds, so this years harvest has been lost.

And to make things even worse for the farmers, the company that distributed the seeds in Baranya county is under liquidation. Therefore, if any compensation is paid by the international seed producers, the money will be paid primarily to that company’s creditors, rather than the farmers.

Department of Education SWAT teams in action – A Beat Down For Student Loan Fraud?

Department of Education SWAT teams in action


Posted: June 13, 2011
1:07 pm Eastern

© 2011   

It’s 6 a.m. and a groggy Ken Wright is getting ready to start the day. Thinking about jumping in the shower, getting the coffee on, and waking the kids …

Suddenly noise from outside draws his attention, and he looks out the window. He sees dozens of black-clad, armored men swarming on his lawn, and now someone is pounding on the front door. As he starts down the stairs in his boxer shorts, the front door shatters, and the heavily armed men charge into the house pointing guns and shouting orders. They grab Wright, drag him from the home, throw him down in the front lawn and roughly handcuff him as the neighbors look on in horror. Wright is placed into a police cruiser and then sees the black-clad figures with their guns and body armor dragging his three children, aged 3, 9 and 11, out of the house screaming and crying. They too are locked in the police cruiser where Wright can at least talk to them and try to calm them down. The search of the house goes on for six hours as Wright and the children sit helplessly in the hot police cruiser wondering what it’s all about.

Is it the FBI raiding a suspected terrorist cell? The DEA busting a major cocaine smuggling ring? A local SWAT team searching for a murdered wife?

No, it’s a team of agents from the U.S. Department of Education Office of the Inspector General, or EDOIG, looking for evidence of student loan fraud.

The Department of Education? With guns, armor and battering rams?

This is not some far-fetched TV script or the delusional rantings of a kooky conspiracy theorist. These are the facts as reported by local Stockton, Calif., media.

Apparently the EDOIG agents were looking for evidence in an investigation of Wright’s estranged wife Michelle, who does not currently reside in the home. It is not yet clear whether the EDOIG agents knew that Michelle Wright no longer lived there or that the children were in the home.

I have long been vocal in my strenuous objection to “no-knock” and “announce and enter” search warrants. I believe they, and the paramilitary forces and tactics employed to serve them, are not only an affront to the Fourth Amendment, but are inherently dangerous to all concerned. Their use in certain types of cases dealing with drug gangs, kidnapping, murder and terrorism might sometimes be justified, but their use in the vast majority of cases is simply unjustifiable. Military tactics employed in a case of student aid fraud – by an agency of federal bean-counters – goes well beyond unjustifiable and solidly into the realm of criminal.

I have previously raised concerns about the Department of Education and various other bureaucratic agencies within the federal government, developing their own law enforcement agencies with full arrest powers and special assault forces. Over a year ago I raised an alarm after the EDOIG put out a request for bids to purchase 27 Remington 870s, 12-gauge shotguns with 14-inch barrels and special, adjustable stocks. You can read that column by clicking here.

The quote request included a brief statement explaining that such 14-inch Remington 870s were the “only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance and parts.”

That statement raised even more questions. Specifically, why did the Department of Education have an “existing shotgun inventory” and “certified armor,” and why on earth would they have “combat training and protocol”?

Exploring those questions led to the startling revelation that Inspectors General for over two dozen federal agencies – from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to NASA – have been authorized by Congress to seek law enforcement powers from the Attorney General without having to demonstrate any proof of need or ability. At this point it is not totally clear just how many of those IGs have taken advantage of the opportunity, but even just one is way too many – as demonstrated by the outrageous raid on Ken Wright’s home.

What if Wright had not realized that the people breaking down his front door were law enforcement? What if he had grabbed a gun to protect his home from the violent invaders? As I have previously reported, exactly that scenario played out in Tucson last month when Pima County Sherriff deputies raided the home of José Guerena.

Guerena was shot some 60 times and died at the scene. The debacle is still under investigation. Similar tragedies are all too common with innocent victims, non-violent offenders and officers paying with their lives.

How could anyone possibly justify placing Wright and his children’s lives – not to mention the lives of the EDOIG agents – in such jeopardy over allegations of fraudulent student loans?

The federal agent who swore out the warrant against Wrights home, the agents who executed it and the judge who signed it should all face serious disciplinary action as should any agency or judge executing or issuing such warrants in such a cavalier and clearly reckless manner.

Meanwhile, Congress needs to repeal the law authorizing law enforcement powers for bureaucracies. Federal thugs – as these agents proved themselves to be – have no business coming into our communities and crashing into people’s homes – regardless of the validity of the allegations.


Jeff Knox is a second-generation political activist and director of The Firearms Coalition. His writing can regularly be seen in Shotgun News and Front Sight magazines as well as here on WorldNetDaily.

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Obama: U.S. Will Be Highest Taxed Country In The World

Obama: U.S. Will Be Highest Taxed Country In The World
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Our spender-in-chief is committing extortion right under our noses. Obama is pushing his plans to increase the payroll tax by 2.5%.That means the total tax rate would be raised to 47% making America the highest taxed country in the world!

The payroll tax affects every single American who gets up to go to work. Even though employers are responsible for collecting this tax, the tax is ultimately passed on to the employee. I guess Obama wants to make up for the tax revenue lost from the people he put out of work.

As “smart” as the Liberal elite think they are, raising taxes when the economy is in ruins and jobs are scarce is beyond idiotic. Contrary to what the Dems think, when employers are hit with Obama’s payroll tax they won’t jump for joy – they will begin laying people off because they can’t afford the extra taxes. Obama seems to think you don’t deserve to keep your money or your job.

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Obama’s power-abusing trip doesn’t end there. Not satisfied with kicking regular Americans while they’re down, he’s also proposing a 62% tax rate for high income earners. Welcome back to the 1970s, where under Jimmy Carter the highest tax rate was at a whopping 70%! Keep in mind Obama’s tax hikes will be in addition to the upcoming tax increases that will take effect when the Bush tax cuts expire in 2012.

Progressives in Washington want to repeal the Bush tax cuts (tax breaks for people who make $250,000 or more.) On their campaign to gain support for axing the tax cuts, the Dems vilified the recipients characterizing them as “rich” and “undeserving of the money they earned.” In reality, people who receive the Bush tax cuts are small businesses, married couples and JOB CREATORS.

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The Democrats have a lot more up their sleeves. They’ve levied additional taxes on investment income and are pushing for more tax increases on capital gains. Apparently the 3.8% ObamaCare investment tax wasn’t enough. When will their taxation spree end? If the Dems succeed in repealing the Bush tax cuts, the capital gains tax rates will rise from 15% to 22%.

While most of us aren’t lucky enough to be high earners, that doesn’t mean we will be immune to Obama’s frantic scramble to pay off the debt he created. Letting the Bush tax cuts expire and forcing the rich to dump more of their money in Obama’s special interests piggy bank will kill any chance we have for an economic recovery.

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Obama said that we need tax hikes to pay down the deficit. Wait – wasn’t it Obama who is responsible for the biggest spending spree in history? I’d like to see Obama volunteer to give up his fortune to Uncle Sam. A tax hike will not help pay off our deficit, in fact, it won’t even make a noticeable dent in the debt. I’m not sure why Obama and his buddies are spending all this time trying to figure out how to cut down the deficit when the answer is so simple – cut spending and stop the tax increases!

There it is -Obama and his cronies have shown they have NO interest in an economic recovery- they want to make tough times tougher!

THEY JUST DON’T GET IT — but they WILL “get it,” if the American people make their voices heard LOUD AND CLEAR again!

And that’s just what we’ve set up our website to enable you to do! You can send Blast Faxes to EVERY SINGLE MEMBER of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, AT ONCE, telling them to stop Obama’s tax hike plans – NOW!

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The new PATRIOT Act has Senators alarmed

Here we are again, folks. The current “interpretation” of the PATRIOT Act, which STILL hasn’t been read by the majority of Congress, is essentially another Enabling Act. They can spy on anyone – hell, just check out the video and pass it on, okay? If this doesn’t go seriously viral so that enough people are raising Cain about it, we’re in deep, deep trouble.

Good luck to us all!

Ian

Ian,

I bet you didn’t know we have a new
and improved PATRIOT Act.

Well, the law may not be new, but the
way it’s being applied is.

There’s no longer any pretense that it’s
for investigation of terrorists. Now anyone
is fair game.

It’s gotten so extreme that even Senators
on the Intelligence Committee are alarmed.

Video:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/4035.html

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