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Old Today, 04:10 PM
 
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https://www.theguardian.com/business...dup-neil-young




I'm taking this with a grain of salt.






Monsanto ran a "fusion center" (a term borrowed from law-enforcement counter-terrorism operations) that spied on activists and journalists who were investigating the safety of its products, notably the link between its "Round Up" pesticides and cancers.
The Guardian reports on internal records that it obtained from the center's operations from 2015-2017, which document the company's "multi-pronged" plan to discredit Reuters journalist Carey Gillam ahead of the publication of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, her book on the subject, in which the company drafted "third party talking points" to be fed to people who were not publicly associated with the company, who could then repeat the points in the press as though they had come from disinterested parties.



The fusion center also produced detailed graphs on the Twitter activity of Neil Young, who released an album in 2015 called the Monsanto Years. The center “evaluated the lyrics on his album to develop a list of 20+ potential topics he may target” and created a plan to “proactively produce content and response preparedness”, a Monsanto official wrote in 2015, adding it was “closely monitoring discussions” about a concert featuring Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews.
“We have reached out to the legal team and are keeping them informed of Neil’s activities in case any legal action is appropriate,” the email said.

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Old Today, 04:58 PM
 
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There's more to the picture than meets the eye...
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Old Today, 05:05 PM
 
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Monsanto is pure scum.
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Old Today, 05:08 PM
 
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Monsanto ran a psy-ops war-room to discredit journalists and spy on Neil Young




Monsanto ran a "fusion center" (a term borrowed from law-enforcement counter-terrorism operations) that spied on activists and journalists who were investigating the safety of its products, notably the link between its "Round Up" pesticides and cancers.
The Guardian reports on internal records that it obtained from the center's operations from 2015-2017, which document the company's "multi-pronged" plan to discredit Reuters journalist Carey Gillam ahead of the publication of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, her book on the subject, in which the company drafted "third party talking points" to be fed to people who were not publicly associated with the company, who could then repeat the points in the press as though they had come from disinterested parties.




The fusion center also produced detailed graphs on the Twitter activity of Neil Young, who released an album in 2015 called the Monsanto Years. The center “evaluated the lyrics on his album to develop a list of 20+ potential topics he may target” and created a plan to “proactively produce content and response preparedness”, a Monsanto official wrote in 2015, adding it was “closely monitoring discussions” about a concert featuring Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews.
“We have reached out to the legal team and are keeping them informed of Neil’s activities in case any legal action is appropriate,” the email said.
Link is no good. But Neil Young? Good grief Monanto paranoia over an aging has been singer? Thats whack.
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Link is no good. But Neil Young? Good grief Monanto paranoia over an aging has been singer? Thats whack.





Well, he's quite the activist.
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Old Today, 05:17 PM
 
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Well, he's quite the activist.
He's the ocean. He's the giant undertow.
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Old Today, 06:00 PM
 
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Link is no good. But Neil Young? Good grief Monanto paranoia over an aging has been singer? Thats whack.
Young's best albums were released earlier this decade, IMO.

His entire catalog is amazing.
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Old Today, 06:02 PM
 
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Eat real naturally-grown food. Not Monsanto's GMO crap products.
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Old Today, 06:06 PM
 
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Young's best albums were released earlier this decade, IMO.

His entire catalog is amazing.
That is subjective. I liked his early accoustic work with CSN&Y, but none of his solo stuff ever appealed to me. He plays electric guitar like he cant feel his fingers.
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