America’s Biggest Owner of Farmland is Bill Gates Robert Gorter, MD, PhD

15-04-21 06:14:00,

America’s Biggest Owner of Farmland is Bill Gates

Why are billionaires buying farmland globally?

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Robert Gorter, MD, PhD., Guru Brar, Msc, and Ariel Shapiro, et al.

Bill Gates, the fourth richest person in the world and a self-described nerd who is known for his early programming skills rather than his love of the outdoors, has been quietly snatching up 242,000 acres of farmland across the U.S. — enough to make him the top private farmland owner in America.

After years of reports that he was purchasing agricultural land in places like Florida and Washington, The Land Report revealed that Gates, who has a net worth of nearly $121 billion according to Forbes, has built up a massive farmland portfolio spanning 18 states. His largest holdings are in Louisiana (69,071 acres), Arkansas (47,927 acres), and Nebraska (20,588 acres). Additionally, he has a stake in 25,750 acres of transitional land on the west side of Phoenix, Arizona, which is being developed as a new suburb.

According to The Land Report’s research, the land is held directly and through third-party entities by Cascade Investments, Gates’ personal investment vehicle. Cascade’s other investments include food-safety company Ecolab, used-car retailer Vroom, and Canadian National Railway.

While it may be surprising that a tech billionaire would also be the biggest farmland owner in the country, this is not Gates’ only foray into agriculture. In 2008, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced $306 million in grants to promote high-yield, sustainable agriculture among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The foundation has further invested in the development and proliferation of “super crops” resistant to climate change and higher-yield dairy cows. Last year, the organization announced Gates Ag One, a nonprofit to advance those efforts.

It is not entirely clear how Gates’ farmland is being used, or whether any of the lands is being set aside for conservation. (Cascade did not return Forbes’ request for comment.) However, there is some indication that the land could be used in a way that aligns with the foundation’s values. Cottonwood Ag Management, a subsidiary of Cascade,

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America First: Was der Spiegel über Bidens Impf-Politik verschweigt | Anti-Spiegel

12-03-21 01:22:00,

Der Spiegel berichtet voller Begeisterung, dass Biden schon im Mai genug Impfstoffe für alle US-Bürger bereitstellen möchte. Allerdings verschweigt der Spiegel, wie Biden das erreichen will.

Biden ist für den Spiegel und andere „Qualitätsmedien“ der ultimative Heilsbringer, alles was er tut, finden sie super und loben es über den grünen Klee. Dass der Mann so dement ist, dass er seit seinem Amtsantritt vom Weißen Haus vor der Presse versteckt wird und ihm selbst bei Anlässen, bei denen er nur vom Blatt ablesen muss, heftige Patzer passieren – geschenkt. Wie lächerlich die Biden-Werbung der Mainstream-Medien teilweise ist, habe ich hier mit Beispielen aufgezeigt.

Da Corona derzeit laut den „Qualitätsmedien“ die große Gefahr darstellt, wird Biden auch schon als der Held gefeiert, der Corona nun im Eiltempo besiegt. Um das zu melden, müssen die „Qualitätsmedien“ schon ein wenig tricksen, aber damit haben sie ja Erfahrung. In den USA gehen die Covid-Neuinfektionen seit Ende Januar rapide zurück und Biden ist der Held, der mit seiner Anweisung, Masken zu tragen, schnell das Land gerettet hat, das Trump mit großer Gleichgültigkeit dem sicheren Tod ausgeliefert hat. So in etwa verbreiten es die „Qualitätsmedien“.

Dass die WHO am Tag von Bidens Amtseinführung die Regeln für PCR-Tests so verändert hat, dass die Zahl der Neuinfektionen zwangsläufig sinken musste, war klar und ich habe darüber schon damals berichtet und vorhergesagt, dass die Medien das als Erfolg von Bidens Maßnahmen verkaufen würden. Und tatsächlich: Die „Qualitätsmedien“ berichten über die Änderung der WHO-Richtlinie am 20. Januar nicht. Dabei wäre es doch die Aufgabe von kritischen Journalisten, mal nachzuschauen, ob der rapide Rückgang der Neuinfektionen in den USA etwas damit zu tun hat, dass die USA nun die neue WHO-Richtlinie anwenden und die Zahl der Neuinfektionen nur aus dem Grund fällt. Aber seit wann sind die „Qualitätsmedien“ kritisch…? Der Spiegel feiert Biden

In diesen Tagen sind im Spiegel mehrere Artikel erschienen, die Biden wegen seiner Politik feiern und mit Bewunderung berichten, dass in den USA das Wunder vollbracht werden soll, an dem die EU so grandios scheitert: Schon im Mai sollen genug Impfdosen für die US-Bevölkerung zur Verfügung stehen, damit die USA ihren Unabhängigkeitstag im Juni wieder ausgelassen feiern können. Die unterschwellige Botschaft all der Spiegel-Artikel lautet: Seht her, Biden ist ein Superheld!

Unter der Überschrift „USA in der Pandemie – Joe Biden will Impfstoffe für alle Erwachsenen bis Mai freigeben“ berichtete der Spiegel zum Beispiel:

„Zum Nationalfeiertag sollen wieder Partys steigen – im kleinen Kreis: Das hat US-Präsident Joe Biden den Amerikanern in Aussicht gestellt.

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America’s Absurd Foreign Policy – PaulCraigRoberts.org

28-02-21 10:41:00,

America’s Absurd Foreign Policy

Paul Craig Roberts

On February 24, General Tod D. Wolters, who leads the US European Command, gave a speech that should disturb everyone on earth.  

There are a number of reasons we should be disturbed. General Wolters claims that the projection of American force abroad “is about generating peace” and that the US must take on Russia in order to deliver world peace. We are locked in a struggle with Moscow, and if Russia continues to resist US hegemony, General Wolters says we are prepared to respond “primarily through NATO.”  General Wolters goes on to blame all destabilizing activities across the globe on Russia:  “Despite widespread international condemnation and continued economic sanctions, Russia engages in destabilizing and malign activities across the globe, with many of those activities happening close to home.”  He declares: “Russia remains an enduring existential threat to the United States and our European allies.”  https://www.rt.com/russia/516535-nato-neutralize-power-war/ 

We could dismiss the general’s speech as propaganda.  Unfortunately it is worse. It reflects the self-righteous, self-serving, and therefore blind American foreign policy position, a position highly likely to lead to war.  

General Wolters claims that “everything we do is about generating peace.”  US/NATO war games and military maneuvers on Russia’s borders are “generating peace,” not Russian apprehensions.  Washington’s incorporation of Eastern Europe into NATO and subversion of former parts of the Soviet Union such as Ukraine are not acts of aggression.  Washington’s two decades old wars in the Middle East and North Africa also generate peace as do the constant threats against Iran and China. The Washington orchestrated attack by the former Soviet province of Georgia on the Russian population of South Ossetia was also a peace generating invasion. Washington’s overthrow of noncompliant governments in Latin America are just more peace-making operations.  Constant false accusations and illegal sanctions against Russia are also in the interest of peace, as was Russiagate.

That is General Wolters perspective, and the perspective of the US foreign policy establishment.  From the Russian perspective it looks very different. Russia is surrounded by military bases of a power that constantly displays its animosity and hostility in military maneuvers, false accusations, and sanctions.  Russia witnessed President Trump removed from office because he expressed his intention to “normalize relations with Russia.”  Any American policymaker who supports an arms control agreement with Russia or any reduction in tensions that serve the US military/security complex risks being denounced as a “Russian agent.”  Even people,

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When America Voted Out Fascism: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

13-02-21 09:34:00,

Biden may be trying to extradite a journalist for exposing US war crimes, and he may be inflicting mass murder and starvation sanctions on disobedient governments around the world to ensure perpetual global domination, but at least America voted out fascism.

The “two” party puppet show is always fake. Always, always, always, always. When you get really into a movie you forget it’s a movie. You don’t see the screen, you don’t see the actors; you’re enthralled by the show. Getting caught up in the puppet show is the same: buy into any part of it and you lose sight of reality. As soon as you mentally reify it because you really like this or that Democrat or really hate this or that Republican, you lose your ability to see what’s happening. You lose sight of the puppeteers and the strings as you clap along with the performance like a child.

There is no meaningful difference between a government with one status quo-enforcing party and a government with two status quo-enforcing parties.

We inhabit two worlds: the real world and the narrative world. In the narrative world, the US drastically changed on January 20th. In the real world―the world minus its narrative soundtrack―all the money, weapons, troops and people are moving basically the same as they were on January 19th.

If President Biden had all the exact same policies and positions but an (R) next to his name, American conservatives would be ferociously defending him from liberal attacks. If parallel universes exist this is definitely happening in one of them.

The most dangerous predators are the ones you don’t see. It’s true in nature, it’s true in interpersonal relationships, and it’s true in politics.

Everyone makes fun of America for having no social safety nets for citizens who’ve fallen on hard times, but that’s not exactly fair. They’ve got the largest prison system in the world.

Capitalism cultists talk about earning money like you can just dig it up in your backyard or something. “If you need more money just go earn it!”, like we’re hunter-gatherers in an abundant forest instead of powerless subjects in an economic system rigged by and for the wealthy.

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America descends into virtual night

26-01-21 01:08:00,

At 78, after a prolonged illness and without recovering consciousness, Joe Biden succumbed to the Presidency. The last hopes of the last QAnon believers vanished like smoke in the night, with Biden assuming the mighty US throne. This is truly a dark day for America and for the world, as the US example will be followed by many. It is also a farewell to the real world we were brought up in. The new world is virtual, like most of the inauguration. It is virtual and dark, ruled by digital companies fronted by old and tired politicians.

The creepy voice of Biden, the voice of a dirty old man offering sweets to a nine-year-old, delivered some platitudes. Biden was greeted by the dead – by flags marking those who died of Covid – all highly symbolic: he was elected by the dead, so he owes them. They say that a man was so annoyed because his in-laws voted for Biden that he stopped visiting their graves. The King of the Dead, a character out of Game of Thrones, came to govern America on behalf of lifeless machines.

The frail old man will lead the old women. Together, they are the Gang of Four: Harris, 56, Pelosi, 80, Clinton, 73. His first days, his first acts were ominous. He donned the mask, an attribute of Death, and obliged all federal officials and civil servants to wear masks. He invited Latin America to invade the US. He opened the gates for immigrants from the Middle East. He promoted sex-change for boys and girls. He returned the US into the climate-change impending disaster of the Paris Accord. He sent more troops to Syria. He started a new campaign against Russia and sent warships to the South China Sea.

At the same time, Pelosi eliminated the words mother, father, son, daughter, husband, wife from the vocabulary of Congress as ‘sexist’. Such purged language would never allow a rendering of Virgil’s miraculous prophecy (Incipe, parve puer, risu cognoscere matrem) into English, or any other sacred text. It does not matter much; in the Covid world, there will be no church anyway, no marriage, no woman or man;

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