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Corporations Buying Millions of Acres Around the World

Scary Stuff !!!

Apparently there has been a steep rise in the number of large land purchases by governments/corporations in the last year -- millions of acres of agricultural land were sold.
LAND GRABS

Quoting Slow Food International (SLI), "Saudi Binladin Group is planning an investment in Indonesia to grow basmati rice; tens of thousands of hectares in Pakistan have been sold to Abu Dhabi investors; Laos has signed away around 15 percent of its viable farmland; Libya has secured 250,000 hectares of Ukrainian farmland, and Egypt is believed to want similar access."

SLI states that,"... a consultant at Bidwells Agribusiness, a Cambridge firm [is] helping to arrange some of the big international land deals." Bidwells Agribusiness website:  http://www.bidwells.co.uk

Land Grabs see:
Small Farmers Lose in Big Land Grabs
 http://sloweb.slowfood.com/sloweb/eng/dettaglio.lasso?cod=570ED75C055312CD98vsP1BE6388

MADAGASCAR, LARGEST LAND GRAB EVER

The largest land agreement in history was made by the Korean "Daewoo Logistics Corporation", they signed a 99-year lease with the Madagascar government for the use of over half of the cultivatable land in Madagascar!!! Some 3.2 million acres, Madagascar is slightly larger than France. Slow Food goes on to explain that, "Daewoo aims to grow five million tons of corn a year by 2023, relying on a largely South African workforce and sending most of the production home to South Korea, which wants to lessen dependence on imports."

Apparently Daewoo Logistics [ website  http://www.dwlogistics.co.kr/ ] aspires to become the world's greatest commodity trader AND is committed to sustainable growth and development.

Madagascar Land Grab, more info:

Madagascan Land Grab, 23 Feb 09, News da Terra Madre
 http://sloweb.slowfood.com/sloweb/eng/dettaglio.lasso?cod=3E6E345B05725281E1XKP1B36726

open murder conspiracy in portland oregon 03.Mar.2009 16:24

Terry Wagar battlehunter@hotmail.com

Eric Carlson and Joan Wagar, A,K,A, Doubleclick and Mrs Dash,( yes those are there nicknames they gave each other.) admitted to poisoning me while I was a plasma donor back in 2005.
Eric Carlson pedofied me behind prison walls and then framed me as a pedophile on march 26th 2007, I caught the crime on a audio recorder I put in Joan's purse.
there were people in authority helping them with this and nobody in authority will help they pretend nothing happened and refuse to investigate this.
Eric Carlson changed his hair color and his name but this is not hidden, only ignored by the authority's and media
I'm disabled from being poisoned and the hospitals refuse to admit I'm poisoned.
My Family is in danger from these people and I have no other recorse but to make these charges public.
My name is Terry Wagar,Im from Portland Oregon and I'm backing up these charges.
I have been threatened with harassment charges by a Sargent Walker, She is a portland police officer stationed at the OHSU hospital, for the non crime of reporting a multi murder conspiracy within that hospital.
They don't give a s4!t Joan and Eric was poisoning a plasma donor!
Why don't you give A s4!t Portland Authority's, its already reported.
Where did Mrs Dash keep her stash?
In A garlic salt shaker!
What did Doubleclick do with his dick? YOU F@@king Pedophile!

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/11/382778.shtml

transnatational non essential the quintessential 03.Mar.2009 17:22

commuter polluter kingcrabtrust@gmail.com

the abu dhabi investment authority bought into APOLLO MANAGEMENT which is overseen by a DREXEL BURNHAM LAMBERT ex executive known as LEON BLACK. He has been fronting for STARCRUISES OF HONG-KONG and GENTING BERHAD ( controlled by KIEN HUAT REALTY) of kuala lumpur ,which other aspects of the united arab emirates controll...Every one knows that NORWEGIAN cruiselines ( presently laundering u.s. currency out of the u.s.) is controlled by a MR.LIM KOK THAY who hired COLIN VIETCH to front his investment in cruiseling casinos operating out of alaska- seattle- b.c.-miami and sandiego.
APOLLO management has been doing business for 3rd world indusrialist (including what looks like INTERNATIONAL MARITIME CARRIERS) ((OWNERS OF THE SHIP THAT CRASHED IN ALASKA """SELENDANG AYU""")).
LEON BLACK RECENTLY DONATED $98,450 IN 2008 TO SENATORS MAX BAUCUS,JOE BIDEN,CHRIS DODD,MARK PRYOR,HARRY REID,MITCH MCCONNELL, JOHN KERRY, FRANK LAUTENBERG, JAY ROCKEFELLER, DICK DURBIN AND JOHN MCCAIN,,,,THE reason for this was to in part, lobby for HARRAH's ENTERTAINMENT casino management of so many casino's without having to pay taxes...they got the legislation introduced by max baucus staff and others....this doesnt help our economy when money leaves the country and what stays here is invested in "vice industries"designed to hustle people out of hard earned money.
IN 2006 LEON BLACK PAID $112,100
IN 2004 LEON BLACK PAID $56,000
IN 2002 LEON BLACK PAID $$62,000
IN 2000 LEON BLACK PAID $70,000
ALL SO HE COULD CONSOLIDATE MORE INDUSTRIES THAT 3RD WORLD INDUSTRIALIST WANT WHO NEED A FRONT TO HIDE OWNERSHIP....
AT PRESENT THERE IS A CRUISELINE CURRENCY VIOLATION OF APPROXIMATELY $300,000,000 THAT NEVER WAS PAID.. THE CRUISE BOATS ARENT REQUIRED TO PAY TAX ON THE 40 BILLION TO ESTIMATED 100 BILLION SINCE 1999 W.T.O. FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A DEMAND THAT THESE CRUISELINE OWNERS AND SHIPPING OWNERS AND THE CASINO'S ON THE CRUISESHIPS PAY PROPER RATES AND TAX AND ALLOW LOCALS ACCESS TO THE SHELF SPACE ON THE CRUISEBOATS ( RESTRAUNTS , T SHIRTS, ETC). RESULT.,,,, SEATTLE HAS TO SHUT DOWN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES AND OTHER SERVICES BECUZ THE PORT OF SEATTLE HAS BEEN BILLING THE PROPERTY TAX 65 MILLION - 70 MILLION EACH OF THE LAS 7 YEARS SO THEY CAN GIVE DISCOUNT RATES TO THE CRUISELINES SO IN SOME WAY THEY CAN GET TRAVEL JUNKETS SPONSORED BY THE CRUISELINES GIVEN TO PORT STAFF AND COMMISION SCARING THEM NOT TO DEMAND PROPER PRICING AND YET SIGNING OFF ON 120 MILLION FOR A 4TH CRUISE TERMINAL ALL WHILE GIVING AN ADDITIONAL 1 MILLION TO THE CRUISE LINE OF "MICKEY ARISON "" FOR THE INCONVENIENCE OF SHIFTING THEIR SUMMER CRUISE TERMINAL FROM PIER 30 TO TERMINAL 91...WITH STILL NO CAP AND TRADE RESPECTS OF ELECTRIC PLUGINS FOR THE SOOT THAT ENDS UP IN MAGNOLIA, QUEEN ANNE, AND WATERFRONT SEATTLE....
AT PRESENT THERE IS 200 CRUISEBOATS FROM SEATTLE AT $7.00 PER PASSENGER ( SUPPOSED TO PAY $150.00) AND 200 MORE FROM VANCOUVER,B.C. ALL DUMPING A MILLION GALLONS OF SEWAGE IN THE SOUTH EAST OF ALASKA "REAL SALMON RUNS""""
BLOCKADE AND BOY COTT AND BANNER DROP THE S.O.B'S ( TO BAD THE PORT MILITARIZATION IGNORES THE 3RD WORLD INDUSTRIAL CONTROLL OF OUR CURRENCY THAT LEAVES THROUGH THE CRUISEBOATS EVERY 3 MONTHS ,( SEATTLE,B.C., SANDIEGO, MIAMI,, )


to the two additional commenters 03.Mar.2009 21:29

Exile portlander_in_exile@yahoo.com

I have to ask, what the heck are you two talking about?

Terry, It sounds like you have some valid points, perhaps on a new thread. but what does what you wrote have to do with the original article?

Commuter Polluter, Hey, Punctuation perhaps? that article was as painful to decipher as the dead sea scrolls! the formatting is all wrong, and the caps lock should be reserved for pre-teens in chat rooms.

C'mon folks, we're educated, well read individuals, let's at least try to make sense here.

to commuter polluter and terry 05.Mar.2009 06:09

heheheh

I have seen your nonsensical rants around town before.

first time i found them on the net though.

usually they were posted on telephone poles.

photo copied paper of hand written sharpie type scrawl

who let the schizophrenic out?!?!

Terry:

my vote for the most irrelevant comment to any thread ever.
you are a bag of mixed nuts my man.

you and commuter are either working together or should be.

you two are true revolutionaries, mayeb the only two out there in puddle town.

you have even thrown any senblence of reality out the damn window, full force anarchy of thought in action.

ain't no black clad and masked anarcho punk protestorista got a chance of coming anywhere near to the level of anarchist philosophy in action as you two!!

bRAVO!!

keep 'em guessin'
keep your heads down