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Badlands Journal is happy to announce its choice for the upcoming recall election for governor of California. We are supporting, without reservation, Hank Cluck (they/them), because they is the only candidates in the race that is half human (Anglo-x) and half White Leghorn pullet.
Hank vows to ignore completely drought and water supply and delivery issues and concentrate on culture. -- blj
This is a superb article by Robert Kennedy, Jr. on the subject of the plutocratic megalomanic, Bill Gates and his charming wife and their heroic efforts to save and enhance bad agribusiness practices on a global level.
Removing The Debt Barrier To Economic Growth
Michael Hudson and Paul Craig Roberts
Cross posted from Paul’s site.
Below you'll find a linked summary of articles on recent research into the damage genetic engineering has done, does, and will do. When Bill Gates and his ilk tell you that's all bunk, remember that Gates is not a scientist anymore than Zuckerberg is or Steve Jobs was. They use science to improve their profits; they don't do science to discover truths. -- blj
Gene editing: Unexpected outcomes and risks
Damaged DNA on fire
I apologize for the absence of material on Badlands in recent weeks. I’ve been moving.
I recently asked a learned member of my new community in the desert what “economic rent” was. She had spent her entire career in “Finance,” she said (and you should hear the word as she pronounces it, with a Capital F and italics). She flipped off the following reply to this elementary question: “Payment for the use of something you don’t own.”
MARCH 4, 2021
U.S. Agricultural System’s Deadly Apartheid
BY BRUCE NEUBURGER
U.S. Agricultural System's Deadly Apartheid - CounterPunch.org
The NY Times of March 1, 2021 cited some chilling facts about agricultural workers and Covid 19:
Sidewalk Sketch of the Skipper
(for Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1919-2021)
From Nothing to Nothing,
Wearing an ironic grin and
A fine hat,
Back straight, naval officer,
The wheel at hand,
The compass within,
A break in bad weather,
But not in artillery.
Back straight at the wheel,
There went a gent whose
Calm heart will be sorely missed,
Always among us
Los Angeles Times
These word cops stand guard to keep language clear and simple
By EVAN HALPERSTAFF WRITER
The crack team of federal specialists proceeded cautiously and deliberately, activating a vast network of experts to avoid missteps.
Skillful guidance was crucial to navigating the vexing case that had gone cold for the organized crime unit of the Mesa, Ariz., police department.
One word or two? Hyphen or no?