Quote: “At least seven U.S. state attorney generals are investigating whether Monsanto Company has abused its market power to lock out competitors and raise prices on seed,” the Organic Consumers Association reports. This adds to the increasing pressures on the agricultural biotech giant. The seven states are “probing whether Monsanto violated laws by offering rebates to seed distributors for excluding rival seeds, imposing limits on combining the product with other genetic modifications, or offering cash incentives to switch farmers to more expensive generation of seed varieties.” In addition to that, Monsanto’s marketing practices are being reviewed by the US Justice Department, and DuPont Company has accused Monsanto of anti-competitive practices in licensing litigation. ..
Quote: Bill Gates walked into the World Health Organization's headquarters in Geneva—for a meeting in an underground chamber where global pandemics are managed—and was greeted by bad news. Polio was spreading across Africa, even after he gave $700 million to try to wipe out the disease. That outbreak raged last summer, and this week a new outbreak hit Tajikistan, which hadn't seen polio for 19 years. The spread threatens one of the most ambitious health campaigns in the world, the effort to destroy the crippling disease once and for all. It also marks a setback for the Microsoft Corp. co-founder's new career as full-time philanthropist. Next week, the organizations behind the polio fight, including WHO, Unicef, Rotary International and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, plan to announce a major revamp of their strategy to address shortcomings exposed by the outbreaks. Polio is a centerpiece of Mr. Gates's charitable giving. Last year the billionaire traveled to Africa, one of the main battlegrounds against the disease, to confer with doctors, aid workers and a sultan to propel the polio-eradication effort. ..
Quote: The Chatham House Rule is a principle that governs the confidentiality of the source of information received at a meeting. Since its refinement in 2002, the rule states: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.” ..
Quote: Around 2,500 demonstrated gathered outside the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Sunday, demanding an international, and independent investigation be set up into the causes of the April 10 Smolensk disaster. Crowds shouted: “We want the truth”. The protest was organised by the April 10 Movement, which expressed, in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Donald Tusk, a distrust of the current Russian-Polish investigation into the tragedy which killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. "Because of the exceptional importance to the Polish nation of the presidential plane crash near Smolensk, on 10 April 2010, which killed the President of the Republic, Lech Kaczynski, and the heads of key institutions of the Polish state, and because it occurred not in Poland but in another country, we turn to you, Prime Minister, to establish an independent, international commission to examine the causes of the disaster," reads the letter. ..
Wykluczam winę Polskich pilotów w smoleńskiej tragedii - stwierdził były pilot wojskowy Aleksander Koronczyk w obliczu profilaktycznego - dezinformacyjnego nawału sprzecznych informacji w zachodnich i Rosyjskich mediach.
To właśnie on - pracownik smoleńskiego lotniska Siewiernyj - odnalazł godło z prezydenckiego samolotu i przekazał je Polsce.
Major Aleksander Koronczyk, doskonale zna lotnisko Siewiernyj. Po wielodniowej analizie stwierdza publicznie jako autorytet, iż mówić o błędzie pilota to obelga. Widziałem, jak 7 kwietnia podchodził i lądował tym samolotem dowódca załogi. To była koronkowa robota. Nawet należy powiedzieć teraz rodzinom, kiedy oskarżają pilotów, że to po prostu nieprawda. Ci piloci byli doskonale wyszkoleni. Należy znaleźć przyczynę tego, dlaczego ten samolot tam się znalazł - w sensie, że tak nisko...
"Pilots certainly did not commit an error in Smolensk"
“The pilot’s responsibility for this crash can be ruled out,” states former russian military pilot, Alexander Koronczyk, who has been involved in the crash since April 10. An employee of the Smolensk-Severnyi airport, it was he who found the emblem of the presidential plane and returned it to Poland.
To speak of pilot error is an insult. "On April 7, I witnessed as the commander of the crew skillfully approached and landed the aircraft. He performed a first-rate landing. Since blame is being placed on the pilots, the families deserve to know that it is simply false that the crew was responsible. Those pilots were well trained. Please find the true cause of why this plane found itself in this situation," he says.
The former pilot claims that the most important question, for which there is still no answer, is “Why was the plane so low?”
The Tu-154 M, which was carrying a delegation to the anniversary of the Katyn massacre, crashed on April 10 near Smolensk. The crash killed 96 people, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Mary, members of parliament, the supreme commander of the army, clergy, and representatives of families of Polish citizens murdered 70 years ago in Katyn.
To prove that we are not antirussian and especially in accord to Polish old tradition we would like to give maximun respect to value of HONOR which has been represented by Russian Major Alexander Koronczyk against all western and Russian medial disinformations blaming Polish pilot skills - the Group of memory and respect for that act has been set up. Please feel invited while You share that opinion: