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    Re: Cause of Potato Famine & Why Its Coming Back

    Posted by Mike B. on 12/30/09

    There you go with your unsubstantiated, libelous and slanderous accusations, again. IF
    (BIG "IF") Danny ever takes your calls, make sure you copy him with everything. Lawyers
    hate surprises. I hear his son is in trouble with the Louisiana disciplinary counsel,
    again. See you in court!

    On 12/30/09, Deborah wrote:
    > I have made only truthful statements about you and the incidents that took place.
    > You made unauthorized entries into my apartment. You failed to tell me of defects in
    > the building, including gas leaks. You used outdoor paint indoors. You asked me to
    > sign another lease while I was ill telling me you would use it as collateral to
    > purchase another piece of property. You replaced an Entergy gas meter after it was
    > pulled by Entergy due to it failing a leak down test performed by an Entergy employee
    > before any repairs were begun and without authorization by DPW and/or Entergy. You
    > had previously trained as a plumber/pipefitter but were not currently employed as such
    > ( I don't know if you maintained licensure, as I recall, not ). The professional
    > plumbers found over a dozen leaks throughout the system. You filed an eviction
    > proceeding against me based on NO LEASE. Repairs uncovered an abandoned septic tank
    > still connected in some way to the house and placed a gas line directly over the open
    > hole, a violation of code.
    > My copy of the lease mysteriously vanished from the top of my refrigerator on a day I
    > came home to find my door unlocked and ajar. A neighbor said that you were seen at
    > the dwelling that day. I found a copy of the lease you said did not exist.
    > I was ill, homeless, concerned for my child's health and well-being, unable to afford
    > an attorney, the attorney friend who accompanied me to court later declined to be
    > involved due to his prior work for many area landlords and his feeling that all
    > attempts were futile as I lacked the financial resources to pursue the matter
    > including filing a suspensive appeal of the eviction while paying rent on two places.
    > I still pursued it on my own as long as I was able.
    > I have contacted Daniel B and ccd the correspondence to others.
    > On 12/30/09, Mike B. wrote:
    >> You're the one who asked about the FEMA trailer litigation! Follow the thread, or
    >> is that too much to ask? Oh well, it doesn't matter. You will never provide proof
    >> of anything you claim on this board, including the knowingly false allegations you
    >> have made about me for years. Go Danny.
    >> On 12/30/09, Deborah wrote:
    >>> How were any of your remarks and/or questions relevant to me and this board,
    >> Mikey?
    >>> Should I call Daniel B and ask him to have a look at this?
    >>> Which people are you referring to that I might have a problem with, people like
    >> you?
    >>> On 12/30/09, Mike B. wrote:
    >>>> I didn't ask why it was "relevant". I asked how being related to some lawyer
    >>>> makes me somehow involved with his lawsuits? Typical of your hysteria and BS,
    >>>> you don't have an answer that makes any sense.
    >>>> To address your second illogical rant, you obviously have a problem with those
    >>>> people, don't you?
    >>>> On 12/30/09, Deborah wrote:
    >>>>> Just as relevant as your tossing in names of people uninvolved with ANY of
    >>>>> this...following your lead.
    >>>>> Are you drinking and snorting again?
    >>>>> On 12/30/09, Mike B. wrote:
    >>>>>> If I was, how in the world does that make me involved in any FEMA trailer
    >>>>>> litigation? Are you smoking, again?
    >>>>>> On 12/30/09, Deborah wrote:
    >>>>>>> So you are not related to Daniel B of the same surname?
    >>>>>>> On 12/30/09, Mike B. wrote:
    >>>>>>>> I have nothing to do with any of that.
    >>>>>>>> On 12/29/09, Deborah wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> Oh, the class action over the formaldehyde and FEMA trailers...
    >>>>>>>>> On 12/29/09, Mike B. wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> Which FEMA trailer suit are you referring to?
    >>>>>>>>>> On 12/28/09, Deborah wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>> sorry, I realize that might be over your head, I just thought
    >>>>>>>>>>> you'd realize it and have enough sense to let someone else
    >>>>>>>>>> respond...
    >>>>>>>>>>> Oh, maybe you were responding to Sharon's post rather than mine?
    >>>>>>>>>>> Hey, how did that FEMA trailer suit work out?
    >>>>>>>>>>> On 12/28/09, Mike B. wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>> do you make the leap to the conclusion that the
    >>>>>>>>>>>> potato famine is coming back?
    >>>>>>>>>>>> On 12/27/09, Deborah wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> Malaria, potato famine pathogen share surprising trait
    >>>>>>>>>>>> pathogen-share-surprising-trait
    >>>>>>>>>>>>> On 12/27/09, Sharon wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> .html
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> (NaturalNews) Researchers have sequenced the genome of the
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> fungus responsible for the Great Irish Potato Famine in the
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1800s, uncovering the reason that the organism continues to
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> plague potato farmers to this day.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> "This pathogen has an exquisite ability to adapt and
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> change, and that's what makes it so dangerous," said lead
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> researcher Chad Nusbaum of the Broad Institute in
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cambridge, Mass.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> The organism, known as Phytophthora infestans, is a type of
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> water mold that continues to cost potato farmers billions
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> of dollars every year. It prefers cool, wet climates and is
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> capable of destroying entire fields of potatoes and
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> tomatoes within only a few days. In 2003, P. infestans
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> destroyed Papua New Guinea's entire potato crop.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> The mold evolves resistance to antifungal sprays with
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> astonishing speed. In just the last few years, potato
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> farmers in the United Kingdom have increased chemical
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> spraying by 30 percent in an attempt to hold the organism
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> at bay, and the ongoing blight in Ireland has been
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> called "the worst in living memory," according to the BBC.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> According to information published in the journal Nature,
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> P. infestans' genome is especially large, at least twice as
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> long as the genetic code of its closest relatives. Some
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> regions of the genome are particularly dense, containing
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> many genes in a small area, while others are much less
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> dense. It is these gene-light areas that may hold the key
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> to the organism's adaptability: more than 700 key genes
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> were mapped in these regions, some of them coding for
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> attacks on potatoes' immune systems.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> "The regions change rapidly over time, acting as a kind of
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> incubator to enable the rapid birth and death of genes that
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> are key to plant infection," said co-lead author Brian
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Haas. "As a result, these critical genes may be gained and
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> lost so rapidly that the hosts simply can't keep up."
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Modern agriculture has exacerbated the problem, said Paul
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Birch of the Scottish Crop Research Institute. Widespread
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> application of chemicals encourages pest evolution, while
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> genetic standardization of food crops makes them more
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> vulnerable to infestation.

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