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BBC wrote:Bayer 'closes in' on $66bn deal to take over Monsanto A deal by German drugs and chemicals giant Bayer to take over US seeds company Monsanto is imminent, media reports suggest. The takeover would follow several months of talks and is thought to value Monsanto at more than$66bn (£50bn).

According to German media, Bayer has increased its offer to \$129 per share while the Reuters news agency says the deal will be announced Wednesday.

The takeover would create the world's biggest seeds and pesticides company.

Combining Bayer and Monsanto would make it the market leader in the US, Europe and Asia.

Bayer's farm business produces seeds as well as chemicals to combat weeds and insects, but it is better known for its healthcare products such as Aspirin and Alka-Seltzer.

Lots of fusions going on in agrochemicals: Syngenta went to ChemChina, DuPont and Dow are in the process, as are Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium (creating n° 1 in fertilizers).

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That way Monsanto will be a "foreign" company and so not have to pay corporate income tax on business done outside the USA.
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I predict the anti-GMO whackjobs will go into overdrive over this. I will probably go blind from rolling my eyes all the way around in my head and them getting stuck there.
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Genetically Modified aspirin, Nyar!

CHILDREN's aspirin!

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And, as an added bonus: They'll be too Mildred BIG to fail!
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Doctor X wrote:Genetically Modified aspirin, Nyar!

CHILDREN's aspirin!

--J.D.
What I am anticpating (and I am already seeing it) is that the Anti-GMO freaks already make a big deal out of the fact that Monsanto was involved in the manufacture of Agent Orange (how that is relevant to the subject of GMOs is never really explained, just Agent Orange = Bad, therefore GMOs=bad). And Bayer is known to have been a manufacturer of Sarin for the Nazis back in the day. So that will make GMOs double plus ungood.

Natural News (which I refuse to link to) has already started on this line of thought. It's only a matter of time before lesser lights in the loon-o-sphere pick up the same banner.
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gnome wrote:Nobody is too Mildred to fail.
Except for Mildred himself
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:That way Monsanto will be a "foreign" company and so not have to pay corporate income tax on business done outside the USA.
They will pay the tax required by the country they do business in. You don't strike me as someone ignorant of basics like this...
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Mention the loon-o-sphere and poof.

It's kind of like saying "Hastur" or "Voldemort"
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Cracked. How low the mighty have fallen. They went full potato on this one.

Bayer Purchased Monsanto (And We Are All Screwed)

The exact 'guilt by association' I mentioned above plus flogging the unfactual claim that GMOs somehow cause cancer. They are usually good at fighting bullshit, I guess they decided "If you can't beat them, join them". I suppose we are destined to see articles like "10 Ways Vaccine Chemtrails Caused the Sandy Hook False Flag"
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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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They get more web traffic than Mad.

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Aren't they surviving on begging anyone on the internets to send them articles for free?
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Doctor X wrote:Cracked is very selective in its critical thinking.

--J.D.
Never seen them do a full on imitation of Food Babe before, though.
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DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Cracked is very selective in its critical thinking.
I have seen one or two which tend to get savaged in the commentary. Currently, they all have a Massive Trump Boner so like almost all of their articles are "OMFG HITLER!"

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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