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Monsanto buys research firm that revealed how Monsanto is killing all the bees

Monsanto doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt at all, but let's give it to them: is there any good reason for them to buy this research firm (whose work is available publicly in research papers) for any reason other than to silence them? Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Bee Research Firm | Natural Society
Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations. Recently banned from Poland with one of the primary reasons being that the company’s genetically modified corn may be devastating the dying bee population, it is evident that Monsanto is under serious fire for their role in the downfall of the vital insects. It is therefore quite apparent why Monsanto bought one of the largest bee research firms on the planet. It can be found in public company reports hosted on mainstream media that Monsanto scooped up the Beeologics firm back in September 2011. During this time the correlation between Monsanto’s GM crops and the bee decline was not explored in the mainstream, and in fact it was hardly touched upon until Polish officials addressed the serious concern amid the monumental ban. Owning a major organization that focuses heavily on the bee collapse and is recognized by the USDA for their mission statement of “restoring bee health and protecting the future of insect pollination” could be very advantageous for Monsanto. In fact, Beelogics’ company information states that the primary goal of the firm is to study the very collapse disorder that is thought to be a result — at least in part — of Monsanto’s own creations.

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Photo Gallery: Final flight of the space shuttle

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Oregon man protests TSA search by stripping

TSA: Wants to See You Naked, Complains When You Get That Way - Lowering the Bar
A 49-year-old Portland man on his way to San Jose was arrested last night after he took off all his clothes at a checkpoint in what he said was a protest against security procedures. John Brennan, whose name I'm using in hopes that he will become a national hero, told the San Jose Mercury News that he did not feel especially harassed by the TSA workers in question, but had stripped to protest the whole process. "They are just doing their job," Brennan said, "and as a citizen of the U.S. I'm doing my job to protect my constitutional rights to privacy [among others]." Brennan had declined to walk through one of the TSA's body scanners, which he has the right to do (I personally have declined every time and so have never walked through one). A patdown does follow that decision, and TSA workers administered one, as well as one of those pretend explosive tests. When they said Brennan has tested positive for nitrates, he decided he'd had enough, and proceeded to demonstrate that he was not carrying a bomb or anything else under his clothes. Of course, the same people who had previously wanted him to walk though a scanner that would let them see under his clothes then objected when he let them see under his clothes. They called police, who also objected, but by this point it had become a protest. "I stuck by my guns," Brennan said. He said that the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that nudity is protected speech, and especially in this context he's almost certainly right. See "Strip Club Teases Small Oregon City," ABC News.com (Oct. 22, 2008) (discussing that court's "liberal rulings on obscenity"). Brennan is well aware of this, so others in his vicinity might also want to be. "I know that public nudity is one of my [protected] forms of protest," he said, "and I carry that in my back pocket." So to speak.