It’s such good-time rock ‘n roll to be a giant bastard corporation here in the richest country in the world.
You get to have a dickhead as your CEO, throw a few greenbacks from a vat of billions toward your workforce, maintain substandard work conditions for them and pay $0 in federal taxes. What a deal!
Amazon, which doubled its profits and made more than $11 billion in 2018, won’t pay any federal income taxes for the second year in a row, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy reported on Wednesday.
The company will not be required to pay the standard 21 percent income tax rate on its 2018 profits, and is claiming a tax rebate of $129 million, which ITEP describes as a “a tax rate of negative 1 percent.” – via theweek.com
Thank God! After all, where would the world be without the ability to make a few clicks and have mostly junk delivered to our front door in mere hours? Obviously, Washington thinks its a keen idea to let these monsters off tax-free, after all, what would they do collecting millions in taxes from these giants of junk – it’s not like we have homeless, uninsured, poverty-stricken, suffering, destitute souls of our own here in this country.
And delivering more junk to the world, this time in the form of poison, is a nice little nefarious activity that another giant corporation spreads about the world:
Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world’s most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says.
Researchers from the University of Washington evaluated existing studies into the chemical — found in weed killers including Monsanto’s popular Roundup — and concluded that it significantly increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer of the immune system. – via CNN.com
Not to worry. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and WHO (World Health Organization) have our backs, right?
A new analysis from the journal Environmental Sciences Europe has shown the “diametrically different approaches”1the EPA and WHO used to determine the cancer risk from exposure to the main ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller, glyphosate.
According to the report, the EPA:
ignored a large number of peer-reviewed independent studies linking glyphosate to cancer in humans
used research paid for by Monsanto to support their position that glyphosate is not carcinogenic – via healthnutnews.com
Such fine f**kery!
Glyphosate is the declared active chemical ingredient in Roundup and Ranger Pro, which are both manufactured by Monsanto, the original manufacturer of Agent Orange and DDT. There are 750 brands of glyphosate-based herbicides. Glyphosate-based herbicides are the most widely used in the world and residues of glyphosate have been found in tap water, children’s urine, breast milk, chips, snacks, beer, wine, cereals, eggs, oatmeal, wheat products, and most conventional foods tested. – via healthnutnews.com
So, what’s the big deal with this? We Americans consume shittery in all forms without much of a whimper of protest. Whether it be from the corporate media with their lies and propaganda or from Washington and their killing machine unleashed on innocents in foreign lands or ingesting a host of poisons in the air we breathe, food we eat and water we drink – we wake up each day, as “zombiefied” as the day before – basically clueless and apathetic towards our own health, not to mention the health of our loved ones.
There are ways to combat this insanity.
Buy local and organic. Read the ingredients of the food you consume. And maybe one of the most important things you can do, filter the water you drink. It isn’t that difficult, nor that expensive.
Following are a couple of top notch water filtration systems, one of the table top pitcher variety and the other of a more robust system. Each filter out the nearly 100% of the poisons that dickheads of government and corporate insanity think we should consume.
Both were given given great reviews by naturalnews.com, with their scientific testing of the water filtration systems noted above, removing the impurities and poisons in our drinking water – glyphosate being one of them.
The old saying of “garbage in- garbage out” surely applies to what we nourish our bodies and minds with each day.
And aren’t YOU and your loved ones worth the purest, the most nutritious, the most healthy of foods and water to sustain good health?
We think so.
And lest we forget…Happy Valentine’s Day!
Tonight’s musical offerings – two of them
The Hot Sardines – Petite Fleur
And possibly the most romantic piece of music ever written, dripping (in a good way) with its portrayal of longing, and of pure love:
Rachmaninov: Symfonie no.2 op. 27 (Adagio) – Radio Filharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Photo credit: http://www.unsplash.com/@jplenio
The poisoning of the water, soil and air is not for our benefit. They are mere external costs that Monsanto and other corporations have no intention of factoring into their bottom line and will ignore the interests of those who aren’t stockholders until Karma bites them and no matter what they try, they wont be able to grow food even for themselves from a dead planet. For If the insects go, they will take humans with them, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature?CMP=twt_gu
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Thank for comment, Tom…and for the link