Steven Alexander Shaver 
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Re: “Music community grieves the loss of Chris Forsythe

Holy Crap

Used to go to all the Color Insane... Gripped/Erased shows when I was in high school...

Goddamn

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Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 10/15/2015 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Africano returns to reopen Warehouse

Yaaaassss

Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 08/24/2015 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Mountain Metro on the move

The new expansion changes coming this spring look to be for the better.

Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 02/01/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Apparently, the U.S. Army doesn't know Fort Carson is using animals in training

That's quite the false equivalence there rick.. Unless you believe those 2 things to be equivalent...

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Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 01/14/2015 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Trinity brewer Jason Yester apologizes for comments

TBH I get it...

You put a shitload of time and effort into your product. The more you work with it, the more you understand and get the subtleties of what you are doing.

Keep doing that. Fuck the awards. In time other people will end up "Getting It". Whatever it is and will be rewarded for your efforts.

You have to keep hammering away though.

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Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 12/16/2014 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Clarence Thomas worked for Monsanto for 3 years... about 30ish years ago. Should we judge everyone by their previous jobs? If so then just about everyone is now a big corporate shill for the fast food industry.

Also here's a partially debunked list of the common list of "Monsanto Employees" people seem to cite:

https://www.metabunk.org/threads/partially…

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Sorry I can't take anecdotal evidence about some friend you have. If they did have cancer and it did go into remission maybe they should have submitted their findings and tried to get them published. Also the plural of "Anecdote" is not "Data"

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As for what's banned and whatever... Here I have a map:

http://gmoanswers.com/public-review?gclid=…

Of the countries in Europe where some of them haven't been approved they have political reasons not to. Some mitigating factors: Guilds and their farmers, Mutagenics is huge over there, hell just simple bureaucracy (You've seen Greece's government right?).


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Finally Soil health from a farmer's perspective:

http://thefarmerslife.com/biotechnology/lo…

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Everything about soil health here in regards to Glyphosate:

Glyphosate is broken down in soil and water by microbial action and this has been known for long a time.

Here is a PDF of a study from 1977: “Metabolism and degradation of glyphosate in soil and water”.
http://wiki.community-harvest.org/images/c…

The ability to metabolize glyphosate seem fairly common for a variety of environmental microorganisms:

“Glyphosate-degrading isolates from environmental samples: occurrence and pathways of degradation”
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/B…

“Degradation of the Herbicide Glyphosate by Members of the Family Rhizobiaceae”
PDF: http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/.../pdf/aem0…

Soil:
Glyphosate does not adversely affect the microbes in soil.
“Effect of glyphosate on soil microbial activity and biomass”
PDF: http://www.highplainsnotill.com/docs/Haney…

Water:
I rather like this study. It really shows that it is the microbial action in water that degrades glyphosate. Glyphosate in distilled water did not break down but the samples from the environment did.
“Degradation of glyphosate in the aquatic environment: An enzymatic kinetic model that takes into account microbial degradation of both free and colloidal (or sediment) particle adsorbed glyphosate”
PDF: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf0002…

Another study on how glyphosate is degraded in water.
“Analysis and degradation study of glyphosate and of aminomethylphosphonic acid in natural waters by means of polymeric and ion-exchange solid-phase extraction columns followed by ion chromatography–post-column derivatization with fluorescence detection”
http://www.sciencedirect.com/.../pii/S0021…

Summary:
The following document provides a nice summary on glyphosate in the environment.
“Environmental Fate of Glyphosate”
PDF: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/emon/pubs/fate…

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Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 11/17/2014 at 12:12 AM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Given the 1700+ studies done. Surely there would be one connecting the two?

And it's bullshit to say that they're all bought and paid for. Also a terrible gambit.

If Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, and BP can't pay off a majority of Climate Scientists. What makes you think that "Big Ag" can "pay off" all the studies done in the Biotech industry?

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Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 10/30/2014 at 10:18 AM

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