Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, cuts award to $78 million

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News Story Source: Associated Press
In denying Monsanto’s request for a new trial, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos cut the jury’s punitive damage award from $250 million to $39 million. The judge had earlier said she had strong doubts about the jury’s entire punitive damage award.

Bolanos gave DeWayne Johnson until Dec. 7 to accept the reduced amount or demand a new trial.

Johnson’s spokeswoman Diana McKinley said he and his lawyers are reviewing the decision and haven’t decided the next step. “Although we believe a reduction in punitive damages was unwarranted and we are weighing the options, we are pleased the court did not disturb the verdict,” she said.

Monsanto spokesman Daniel Childs said that the company was pleased with the reduced reward but still planned to appeal the verdict. Childs said there’s no scientific proof linking Roundup to cancer.

The jury awarded punitive damages after it found that the St. Louis-based agribusiness had purposely ignor
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An exclusive look at Cory Booker's plan to fight wealth inequality: give poor kids money

Read more on this subject: LegislationNews Story Source: Vox NewsAmerica has a massive, growing racial wealth gap. The median white family today holds nearly 10 times the wealth of the median black family.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is introduc… Continue reading

Bolton in Moscow

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Bolton in Moscow 

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton is militantly Russophobic, pro-war, and anti-peace and stability.

Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation director Alexandra Bell earlier said Pompeo and Bolton reflect “neocon foreign policy jacked up on steroids.”

Last February, shortly before his appointment as national security advisor, Bolton called for a “decidedly disproportionate,” anti-Russia cyber offensive. He urged Trump to let Putin “hear the rumble of artillery and NATO tank tracks, conducting more joint field exercises with Ukraine’s military” close to Russia’s border.

He called nonexistent Russian US election meddling “a casus belli, a true act of war, and one Washington will never tolerate,” adding:

“For Trump, it should be a highly salutary lesson about the character of Russia’s
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China Slams Pompeo for His Hostile Remarks

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
China Slams Pompeo for His Hostile Remarks

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Through its media, China strongly slammed Mike Pompeo for warning Latin American leaders against seeking Beijing investments.

In meetings with Mexican and Panamanian presidents last week, he turned truth on its head, saying “when China comes calling it’s not always to the good of your citizens,” adding:

“When they show up with deals that seem to be too good to be true it’s often the case that they, in fact, are.”

Like Russia, China seeks cooperative political, economic, and financial relations with other countries. America wants them dominated and exploited, how all hegemons operate.

The state-run China Daily broadsheet called Pompeo’s remarks “ignorant and malicious,” for falsely calling Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative a debt trap – how America operates internationally, notably through the
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US Treasury Secretary Schmoozes with Killer Saudi Crown Prince

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
US Treasury Secretary Schoozes with Killer Saudi Crown Prince

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Dirty US domestic and geopolitical business as usual under Republicans and undemocratic Dems reflects how America is governed – things worsening over time, not improving, heading for full-blown tyranny in cahoots with likeminded regimes worldwide.

First Mike Pompeo, then Steven Mnuchin schmoozed with killer Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) in Riyadh.

Both officials met with him mainly for one reason – to assure him and other Saudi officials of full US support. Khashoogi’s brutal abduction, torture and murder changed nothing in the bilateral relationship. 

It remains rock solid despite MBS’ responsibility for ordering Khashoggi’s elimination. Official denials were and remain bald-faced lies.

Trump made clear he won’t cancel US arms deals with the kingdom – nor anything else in the bilater
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Turkey Debunks Saudi Disinformation on Khashoggi Incident

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Turkey Debunks Saudi Disinformation on Khashoggi Incident

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Turkish President Erdogan promised to reveal “naked truth” about what happened to Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday, precisely what he didn’t say. 

Surely he’s well informed by Turkish intelligence, its information likely gotten by bugging Riyadh’s Istanbul consulate. Washington likely has the same information gotten the same or a similar way.

On Monday, Turkish media reported that surveillance video showed a member of the 15-member Saudi hit squad sent by Riyadh to murder Khashoggi, Mustafa al-Madani, leaving the Saudi consulate dressed in his clothes with a fake beard and glasses.

The subterfuge was to claim he left alive unharmed alive well before the kingdom admitted killing him, different versions of his death presented, each fabricated to shift blame on others for what crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MB
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Strange Nature World Premier Movie Promotion Exclusive Before + After Interviews Jim Ojala

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Strange Nature World Premier Movie Promotion Exclusive Before + After Interviews With Jim Ojala and the Entire Cast!
STRANGE NATURE is an Eco-Thriller feature film based on true unsolved outbreaks of wildlife mutations. I Highly suggest you SEE this movie, it is fast paced and every exciting minute a real thrill! INTRODUCTION In 1995, hideously deformed frogs began popping up in Minnesota ponds. Over the next few years, thousands were discovered. Some frog populations were as much as 70% deformed. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency came up with many possible theories for the cause but nothing definite. It was only known as something in the water. In 2001, the U.S. Government pulled all further research funding. The malformations spread to other states and even other countries such as most recently, India and China. The problem continues… These true events are the basis for the feature film, STRANGE NATURE. It is a horror film and a drama of sorts. The horror of a small Minnesota town struck with this phenomenon as it moves beyond the ponds. The drama and hope of a single mother and her 11-year old son as they fight to rebuild their lives as the threat of the birth defects and other damaging effects draws nearer. We believe this is a very timely and important film to be made, involving an environmental issue that has been swept under the carpet for far too long. Though fantastic, STRANGE NATURE does point out the horrifying possibilities of letting something like this go by the wayside. #StrangeNature #StrangeNatureMovie #JimOjala Continue reading

Why Is the United Nations Flooding Immigrants Into the Top 7 Western Nations?

Read more on this subject: United NationsNews Story Source: https://www.thecommonsenseshow.comThe United Nations is seeking to destroy Western nations though immigration. The immigryation allows for no screening for terrorism and criminal background. T… Continue reading

Facebook’s New Troll-Crushing “War Room” Confirms Surveillance By Corporation Is…

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News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, By Tyler Durden
Facebook on Wednesday briefed journalists on its latest attempt to stop fake news during the election season, offering an exclusive tour of a windowless conference room at its California headquarters, packed with millennials monitoring Facebook user behavior trends around the clock, said The Verge. 

This is Facebook’s first ever “war room,” designed to bring leaders from 20 teams, representing 20,000 global employees working on safety and security, in one room to lead a crusade against conservatives misinformation on the platform as political campaigning shifts into hyperdrive in the final weeks leading up to November’s US midterm elections. The team includes threat intelligence, data science engineering, research, legal, operations, policy, communications, and representatives from Facebook and Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Instagram. 

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James Woods Asks; How Has ‘Migrant Caravan’ Traveled So Quickly?

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News Story Source: https://www.prisonplanet.com, Paul Joseph Watson
Actor James Woods is questioning how the migrant caravan has been able to travel so quickly through Central America without massive aid from authorities and other shadowy groups.

“So consider this: it is over 2,000 miles from Tegucigalpa, Honduras to Phoenix, Arizona,” tweeted the conservative actor. “Hard to believe a bunch of people just randomly decided to pack a lunch and walk TWO THOUSAND MILES to anywhere. Where is this mob sleeping, using bathrooms, procuring food and water?”

“Oh, and the “spontaneous” mob would have to walk 20 miles a day for a hundred consecutive days, without rest, to get here. That’s over three months obviously, and yet I guarantee they will all miraculously appear at our border right at midterm election week,” he added.

While the migrants are undoubtedly being given aid by several different left-wing NGOs (some of which are directly funded by George Soros), reports confirm that the migrants also
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