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    Need a bee emoji stat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plezercruz View Post
    Your suggestion is that, absent a gun-toting government, humans would come up with no means of handling these disputes?

    Pete (suspects that, absent the gun toting government which sat on this since 2003, the honey industry might have resolved this faster)
    I'd be interested in hearing how one private company could convince another company that their product is killing bees and convince them to stop using said product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plezercruz View Post
    Your suggestion is that, absent a gun-toting government, humans would come up with no means of handling these disputes?

    Pete (suspects that, absent the gun toting government which sat on this since 2003, the honey industry might have resolved this faster)
    How many bees are being killed by the gun toting government? Check this out:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.b3bbd37af80f
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Raceboy View Post
    How many bees are being killed by the gun toting government? Check this out:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.b3bbd37af80f
    Not just bees:

    https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/pgp_...itocontrol.pdf

    Pete (nods)

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    Nothing stops the honey producers or other beekeepers from suing the pesticide makers. You don't need an EPA for that.
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    So if a company doesn't have a threatened profit margin, the species can die off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer View Post
    So if a company doesn't have a threatened profit margin, the species can die off?
    Nothing stops individuals from suing either. I simply picked the group who would probably be harmed the most and so had the easiest claim.
    A mile of road takes you a mile. A mile of runway takes you anywhere.

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    Little bee keeper v. Dow Chemical.

    Yeah, that's realistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skooly View Post
    Little bee keeper v. Dow Chemical.

    Yeah, that's realistic.
    https://www.honey.com/newsroom/press...industry-facts
    Honey production in 2013 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 149 million pounds, up 5 percent from 2012. The average producer price per pound was $2.121, up 6% from $1.992 in 2012. The 2013 crop was valued at $317.1 million.
    Not bigger than Dow...but not too small to sustain a lawsuit.

    And who are we kidding anyway...is Dow any less likely to buy off our government? They're going to present exactly the same bullshit to the Feds that they would to the courts, and would have the same advantage. It was through the EPA that the neonicotides were approved for killing bees in the first place!

    Pete (simply can't understand why people think it makes any difference)
    Last edited by Plezercruz; 03-21-2017 at 11:16 AM.

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