Archive for April, 2014
The Coca-Cola machine vs the self-professed lords of pomegranate – the Supreme Court is hearing arguments. POM Wonderful first sued Coca-Cola in 2008 under the Lanham Act, signed into law by Harry Truman, which “prohibits false and misleading statements” about products. POM’s case is essentially one of competition: Coca-Cola has produced a nasty, little product made [...]
We don’t need “Awareness” or “Remembrance” occasions to register the fact that something which occurred in the past was, and still is considered to be, a wicked event with a horrendous outcome. These Awareness/Remembrance crusades are spin and propaganda on the part of the state and its media organs. They hook the masses emotionally as [...]
This Bloomberg anti-gun ad is a bit off kilter in terms of its, umm, portrayal of reality. Check out that bullet!
Radey Balko is right about Boston in this article for the Washington Post, though he is far too charitable because one has to be in order to be published in the mainstream media. In Boston, 19,000 National Guard troops moved into an American city, not to put down a civil uprising, quell riots or dispel an [...]
Tom Philpott of Mother Jones has written a good article on the demonization of saturated fat, though it falls short of calling out James McWilliams for what he is: a hysterical and discreditable shill for the Industrial Food Machine. Here’s a quote from the Philpott article: “Simultaneously, as Bittman correctly noted, trans fats—cheap vegetable oils treated with [...]
The Fort Hood shooting is yet another reminder of the two things all or most of these mass murders have in common: they occur in clearly-marked and reinforced gun-free zones. Second, most or maybe all of the mass murdering gunmen were on cocktails of psychiatric drugs as captive patients of the psychiatric-pharmaceutical-medical complex. Still, everyday [...]