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Jury Awards Dying Man $289Mil After Finding Popular Product Caused His Cancer

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Monsanto Company is known as a multibillion-dollar agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company. They are most well known for their high profile lawsuits regarding their glyphosate-based herbicide used as a weedkiller for farms. Their genetically modified products have received a lot of flack from the media, consumers, farmers, and safety standard regulators. Now they are dealing with a lawsuit like they have never seen before.

The Daily Mail reported,

“Roundup does cause c*ncer, a jury has declared in an unprecedented trial into the health dangers of Monsanto’s weedkiller. After three days of deliberations, jurors on Friday sided with terminally-ill groundsman Dewayne Johnson, 46, who has just weeks to live, awarding him $250 million in punitive damages, plus nearly $40m in compensatory damages, bringing the total to $289m. Specifically, in eight weeks of proceedings, the jury was left convinced that Monsanto’s product caused Johnson’s c*ncer. Addressing a press conference on Friday evening, Johnson thanked his legal team, his wife, Araceli, and their two sons.

‘It’s taken a lot of prayer, I’ve taken energy from a lot of people. I’m glad to be here to help. Hopefully this thing will start to get the attention it needs. This case is way bigger than me,’ he said. Johnson’s wife spends 14 hours a day working two jobs, lawyer Brent Wisner told the press conference. She was working when her husband’s verdict came through, he added. When Johnson’s compensation is released he hopes to use it to enable his to spend more time with him and their children, Wisner said. He may also use it to fund a bone marrow transplant. Monsanto will appeal the verdict and the compensation will only be released when this has been heard. Johnson’s lawyers will ask the appellate court to speed up the appeal so the money can be released while their client is still alive.

The groundskeeper, who worked for years in Benicia, California, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a c*ncer that starts in the white bloods cells – in August 2014. He mixed and sprayed hundreds of gallons of Roundup to keep grass and weeds under control. The liable verdict means the case could open the door to hundreds of additional lawsuits against the company recently acquired by German-based pharmaceutical and chemical group Bayer. The first-of-its-kind verdict was delayed as jurors spent hours analyzing the timeline of Johnson’s symptoms, the validity of his expert witness’s testimony, and the discrepancies between Monsanto’s medical findings and that of their critics. The jury also found Monsanto ‘acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct,’ Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos announced in court in San Francisco.

Reacting to the verdict, co-lead trial counsel Brent Wisner said it was a result of newly-revealed, confidential company documents. ‘We were finally able to show the jury the secret, internal Monsanto documents proving that Monsanto has known for decades that glyphosate and specifically Roundup could cause c*ncer,’ Wisner said. ‘Despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to require labeling, we are proud that an independent jury followed the evidence and used its voice to send a message to Monsanto that its years of deception regarding Roundup is over and that they should put consumer safety first over profits.’ Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group, said it was a victory for all workers. ‘Monsanto made Roundup the oxycontin of pesticides and now the addiction and damage they caused have come home to roost,’ he said. ‘This won’t cure DeWayne Lee Johnson’s c*ncer, but it will send a strong message to a renegade company.'”

Monsanto has long had problems related to lawsuits regarding their controversial products. These products include Agent Orange, PCB’s, DDT’s, and growth hormones. The primary complaints regarding their products related to threats to biodiversity as well as criticisms regarding biopiracy. The products have led to controversies not just in the United States but also in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, and the United Kingdom.

In 2013, Monsanto was accused of having nine active Superfund sites and 32 that were archived and no longer in use. On multiple occasions, they were sued for causing damage to their employee’s health due to pollution and poisoning. Later that year, they were facing close to $1 million in financial penalties due to alleged violations of the Plant Protection Act which were due to the discovery of a volunteer plan found in an Oregon farm.

In the same year, the March Against Monsanto was held in approximately 436 cities and 52 different countries where millions were cited as joining in. It was so successful that in May 2014 a year later that another was held in 400 cities and 52 various counties with millions of activists joining in.

Another issue occurred several years prior over the span of three years from 2009 to 2011. Monsanto was reportedly guilty of improperly accounting for their incentive rebates. These profits resulted in a $31 million increased in profit over the time period. As a result, they were fined $80 million by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Shortly thereafter, the company overhauled their internal controls and two of the top Monsanto CPAs were suspended and new hiring began.

Clearly, Monsanto has had a problem with running their business clean. Now, a victim finally gets the justice they are owed. The hundreds of millions of dollars he was given was just a dip into the pot for a multi-billion company like Monsanto. But, at the end of the day, the only way to hurt companies like Monsanto is to hit their pocket.

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White House Guests KNEEL During National Anthem, Trump Makes Them Immediately Regret It

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The Marine Corp band in their bright red uniforms were on the south balcony of the White House on a bright, sunny Tuesday in Washington, DC. The Army Chorus sang, beginning the event with ‘America the Beautiful’ and concluded with ‘God Bless America’. At least two people who were guests at President Trump’s Celebration of America event yesterday knelt, showing exactly why so many Americans are ticked over the National Anthem controversy.

The event replaced a celebration at the White House in honor of the Super Bowl win for the Philadelphia Eagles. These two disrespectful idiots took a knee as the “Star Spangled Banner” rang out across the South Lawn of the White House. Simply disgraceful. These aren’t social justice warriors… these are unpatriotic jerks.

A video was posted to Twitter by a reporter for SVT, the Swedish national public TV broadcaster. It shows a man, wearing a light blue button down, kneeling as the National Anthem played, before clapping and ultimately coming to his feet after the song finished. I guess he thought that was his five minutes of fame or something.

What it really amounted to was making a fool out of himself internationally. President Trump showcases all of these liberal dimwits for what they are… America-hating, radical leftists who are far more interested in hating our brave police officers and our country than they are in respecting America and taking national pride in their country and President.

When President Trump took the podium, he blew his audience away with his love for our country, military, police, flag and the National Anthem. He made every single person who disrespects them like this look like the small, craven liberals that they really are. The man, who did not identify himself, left the event immediately after the United States Marine Band performed the anthem, according to a news anchor for TV2 Denmark. Gee, crawling away with his tail between his legs like the lowly cur he his. Guess he couldn’t stand patriotism after he showed how much he hates his own country.

There was a second man who was pictured kneeling as well. That was posted to Twitter by a CNN White House producer. He was wearing a light blue checkered shirt and had a little American flag. This guy was right up front. He was also apparently the same person who reportedly heckled Trump. That guy was roundly booed by everyone around him. CNN’s analyst April Ryan posted false news on Twitter yesterday claiming people were booing Trump when it was the heckler they went after. She eventually retracted what she said after her own colleagues called her out on the lie. “Stop hiding behind the armed services and the National Anthem,” the guy yelled to a chorus of boos, according to the Daily Mail. “Let’s hear it for the Eagles.” “Go home,” one person shouted at the heckler.

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The President didn’t engage the heckler, but looked in his direction and pursed his lips. He looked like he wanted to smack him. Right there with ya.

President Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House after they at first said they had more than 70 players coming to the People’s House to celebrate. By this week, that number had dropped to less than ten and then to only one player. They kept trying to change the date to one where President Trump would be out of the country. I don’t blame the President in the least for canceling the visit. That was totally appropriate. If you insist on being ungrateful and insulting a sitting President of the United States, then you don’t deserve the honor of going to the White House period.

Trump claimed on Monday that the team disagreed “with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.” Eagles players denied that accusation, pointing out that no one on the team knelt for the anthem during last season. But that has nothing to do with how each individual on the team states his beliefs and shows his disrespect for President Trump.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused the team of a “political stunt” just minutes before Tuesday’s alternative event began, claiming the players had chosen to “abandon their fans.” That’s exactly what they did. “If this wasn’t a political stunt by the Eagles franchise then they wouldn’t have committed to attend the event and then backed out,” she said in her Tuesday press briefing. “And if it wasn’t a political stunt, they wouldn’t have attempted to reschedule the visit while the President was overseas.”

Trump was brief in his remarks and only spoke for about four minutes. He began by explaining why it’s an issue of patriotism for Americans to stand for the National Anthem. “We love our flag and stand for our National Anthem,” Trump said to great applause from the crowd on the South Lawn of the White House. “We stand to honor our military and to honor country and to honor the fallen heroes who never made it back home.” Yes, we do… and those that don’t can take a hike.

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Melania Unveils This Year’s White House Christmas Decorations That Libs Are SURE To Hate

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Melania Trump’s first year in office was marked by immense criticism of our incredible first lady, who in the eyes of the Trump family’s numerous detractors, Melania could do nothing right, or at least as well as her predecessor, Michelle Obama. This included her full Christmas decor plan, which was stunning in silver and white, and a beautiful modern take on the same tired style that Michelle un-creatively came up with.

This year’s decorations will likely be no different, if not worse.

Last year, liberals claimed she decked the halls in depression and gloom, likening it to looking more like a haunted house than a holiday home. So, what will they say about this year’s new look?

Chicks On The Right reports:

FLOTUS doesn’t just slay on the fashion front. Her decorating skills are off the charts. (Yes, yes– I know she didn’t do this by herself, but if you really believe she didn’t have a say, you’re nuuuuuuuuuuuuts.)

ANYWHO. She finally unveiled this year’s White House Christmas decorations, and they’re GORGEOUS.

You have no idea how much I want to stroll through those halls of beautifully decorated trees. Oh well. I’ll have to settle for the aisles of Hobby Lobby.

It all looks great. I’m obsessed. TY, that is all.

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