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Monsanto Spends a Whopping $2 Million in Third Quarter 2011 Lobbying Federal Government

January 6, 2012 1 comment

Friday, 06 January 2012 07:43

‘If you have ever wondered how the biotechnology industry has been able to develop the cozy and unquestioning relationship with the federal government that it has today, you need not look much further than Big Biotech’s lobbying expenditures. According to a recent Bloomberg Businessweek report, biotech giant Monsanto spent a whopping $2 million just in the third quarter of 2011 lobbying the federal government to support its agenda.

One of its loftiest lobbying seasons on record, Monsanto’s Q3 payoffs to our so-called public servants in Washington has kept the wheels greased, so to speak, for expanding its monopoly on patented agriculture. This multi-million dollar bribe from the world’s most evil company will help ensure that genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa, for instance, avoids running into any more regulatory roadblocks, even though the crop is useless, and will only serve to contaminate the entire food supply.’

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Who ‘Made $10 Billion on 10/1 Bet That U.S. Credit Rating Would be Downgraded’?


Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:08

‘A mystery investor or hedge fund reportedly made a bet of almost $1billion at odds of 10/1 last month that the U.S. would lose its AAA credit rating.

Now questions are being asked of whether the trader had inside information before placing the $850million bet in the futures market, or if the bet happened at all. There were mounting rumours that investor George Soros, 80, famously known as ‘the man who broke the Bank of England’, could be involved.’

Read more: Who ‘Made $10 Billion on 10/1 Bet That U.S. Credit Rating Would be Downgraded’?

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$11 Billion Treasure Found Beneath Indian Temple


July 4th, 2011


The Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala.

A court-ordered search of vaults beneath a temple in India has turned up a treasure worth at least $11 billion, according to reports from the Indian state of Kerala.

An inventory of what lies beneath the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, as reported on the website Business-Standard.com and others, reads like a prop list from an “Indiana Jones” movie:

* Rubies, sapphires, emeralds and pearls

* Replicas of coconut shells made of pure gold

* Hundreds of thousands of gold and silver coins, some dating to the 16th century

* Gold chains as long as 18 feet

* Solid-gold human figurines and idols

* Crowns and pendants

* Gold and silver bars

The wealth was amassed in at least six vaults, some of which had not been opened in 150 years, according to media reports. India’s Supreme Court ordered an inventory of the vaults after hearing a private complaint seeking “more transparency and trustworthiness in the temple administration,” according to a report on the news website daijiworld.com.

The former royal family of Travancore manages the temple. For an explanation about how the treasure might have been amassed, check out this report from CommodityOnline.com (http://www.commodityonline.com/news/…40475-3-1.html).

The Kerala government said Monday the treasure will remain property of the shrine, according to media reports.

“The wealth belonged to the temple and it will be preserved where it was found. There is religious and historical significance to the findings. The state will ensure its security,” Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the Times of India.

As word of the find has spread, Kerala police are asking for help to safeguard the treasure, according to media reports.

“It is too big a challenge for the police. We have no trained personnel to manage such a huge treasure. We have sought the help of several agencies who can really help us,” Jacob Punnose, director general of the Kerala police, told India Today.

What might the treasure, which the Economic Times of India says is likely the biggest in the country, mean for Kerala, a south Indian state of 33 million people? The Economic Times has some ideas.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/04/11-billion-treasure-revealed-beneath-temple-in-india/comment-page-3/#comment-667594

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