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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Never heard of Monsanto? Neither had I… until I got wind of HR 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009. Here’s the quick background; Monsanto happens to be a giant in agricultural biotechnology. Its corporate reach is global, and its products reach just as far – genetically engineered seeds, synthetic cow growth serums, and a herbicide product known as “Roundup.”

Sounds a bit scary, right? It gets better – they’ve practically cornered the market on seed sales – over 90% of the seeds American farmers use are Monsanto “GE” seeds. And every one of these seeds has been designed to resist their herbicide.  That’s right, designed, as in nanotechnology. Ring a bell?

And that doesn’t even touch on Monsanto’s dirty dealings in America and abroad. Their latest endeavor is this HR 875, which would mandate the use of “food production facilities” and a slew of regulations designed to ensure the safety of food for public consumption. Sounds pretty decent, right? Wrong.

Those food production facilities include anything you might be growing in your backyard. That’s right. organic farmers, local growers, you name it, all outlawed because they can’t apply the stringent “quality control” procedures necessary to comply with HR 875.

But the corporations can. Corporations like Monsanto.

Oh yeah, the person who introduced HR 875? Rosa DeLauro, Democrat, who just happens to be married to Stanley Greenburg, a Monsanto executive.

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Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of support after my last post. I’m sorry I yelled at you all, I was just pissed about missing out on this thing which seems like it could be big. But stuff happens. Stories don’t die, they just lay dormant for awhile — and you know what? Sometimes that’s the best way to find a break in an investigation: back off for awhile and then attack when your adversaries become complacent.

Anyway… what this really means is that I appreciate your kind words, but we’re still going to move on for the time being. There are bigger fish for The Flashlight to fry!

Yes, that’s sarcasm.

When our source finally got back to us, we were sure it was because of the deluge of harassing calls, emails and whatnot all of you have been providing. We told our source as much, calling our source out for ditching us and bowing to fear until the pressure from all of you made finally made our source cave and contact us…

And the source had no idea what I was talking about. Apparently, not a single one of you had the time or moral outrage to help out. What gives?

We can’t do this alone, people. And just to prove that point, our source basically told us to back off — something that never would have happened if more pressure was put on the police.

We’re not giving up on this lead, Constant Readers, but it looks like it’s a cold one for the time being. Guess we’ll move on to something you actually care enough about to take action.

We’re very disappointed…

I’ve been trying to dig up more information on who supposedly hired The Purgers and why no one is reporting on this possible development, but my source has stopped responding, and the LAPD has gone from giving me the runaround to simply hanging up when I call. The last time they even tried to get me to give up my address, but I refused.

Luckily, this is one Conspiratorial Investigator savvy enough to make calls from pay phones and route my IP through a variety of channels. I wasn’t born yesterday, people.

And what this really tells me is that there’s something to The Purgers’ claims.

Fight with me, Constant Readers. Ask your local precinct why they aren’t telling us the truth!

The rabbit hole just keeps getting deeper, Constant Readers. A source where The Purgers are being held now tells us that they were just the “muscle” for lack of a better term. He heard their confession and says that they swear some mystery man PAID THEM TO POISON THE WATER.

Now, of course, it’s perfectly plausible to think that they’re just trying to save themselves now that they’ve been caught, but still…

I don’t understand why this isn’t being reported AT ALL. All the mainstream media says is that the story’s over, good job, these terrorists are behind bars.

But what if they really were just the ground level thugs? Who else might be involved in this? Is the media covering for someone important? Is the Orphan covering for someone? Hard to believe these Purgers didn’t try to tell her (probably loudly and repeatedly) that someone else had them do it… right? Who are we supposed to trust in all this?

Luckily, we here at The Flashlight don’t just panic. We’re going to be in contact with our police source on this one as much as possible to get further information, and of course any of you who know anything are encouraged to write in. We take every piece of correspondence seriously.

Looks like we’re not done with this one yet…