It’s worth remembering that marketers should not drive scientific research.
Cigarettes are dangerous?
We’d better make them appear less dangerous so they will still sell.
I know, let’s filter the smoke. This fibre seems to do some filtering, or at least we can convince people of that.
Wait, what’s the fibre? Asbestos.
It’s very important to Canada’s economy that we send a resource (we can’t use without killing the planet) to Communist China so their economy can continue to pollute at record pace as they ship unneeded goods to the United States and Canada so we can bury them in our landfills when we aren’t burning them to create electricity to power our other throw-away devices.
I’ve predicted for a year or so that the power brokers in Ottawa will soon sense that Harper isn’t their meal ticket any longer and jump bandwagons to Trudeau because they are not loyal to the toxic CPC brand, they are loyal only to power and those who hold it for the immediate future.
This includes many in the Main Stream Media too, by the way. Watch for increasing reluctance to handle Harper with kid gloves, and a fawning honeymoon for Trudeau that lasts well past the next election. The good news is Sun News won’t be able to convince its viewers that it is now loyal to the Liberals when that power shift comes, so it will take a bigger nose-dive than Harper as his head hid in the sand this past week.
Hat tips to Mark H. and Nadine L. for the image idea.
Listen to a scientist say very clearly that we have the science and technology to create 100% renewable power in the United States within my lifetime (2050).
We’re only held back by politicians who fail to implement an urgent plan to save us, as they were required to when implementing policy during WWII from another clear threat to the American way of life.
There was a time in Canadian history when it was possible to elect a politician who wasn’t an alcohol drinker (Gardiner, for example). Now it may still be possible to elect someone who doesn’t drink coffee.
It’s time to end prohibition on marijuana. This isn’t said to support the Liberals, it’s to support what will create the best society for Canada. The Drug War is an American political invention, boosted by Reagan, and it’s a social catastrophe that needlessly destroys lives at a faster pace than serious drug abuse.
I support the legalization of marijuana too. Criminalization has too heavy a cost both socially and economically.— Mary Grace Kosta (@marygkosta) August 22, 2013
If you knew me even eleven years ago, you’d realize this is the opposite of what sort of legislation you’d have thought I would support. I’ve met more people, looked at more evidence, and listened to the growing list of experts who can clearly demonstrate the insanity in pursuing criminal charges against users of marijuana and some other forms of chemicals. Would you ever support incarceration for coffee drinkers if it was learned that coffee seriously harms people and impairs their ability to drive or think clearly? I would not. Continue reading →
Many people, even my peers, don’t all understand the extreme danger we all face when people casually accept overbearing government search without even probable cause for them to suspect you are up to planning a crime.
Corporate and government machines, systems, are becoming more powerful than individuals can fairly fight in court and win when they have the written law on their side. The spy machine is eating us up. This is happening to you even if you’re a law abiding citizen “with nothing to hide”. It’s not always about what you’re doing now, it’s what you’ll want to do when the government eventually unfairly comes down on you and the ones you love.
If you’d told me 15 years ago there would be border stations between states, I’d have pictured a dictatorship having taken over the United States. Can you imagine going to Winnipeg, and having to stop near Moosomin each way to get asked by RCMP or CBSA to illegally search your vehicle while they question your citizenship?
This is happening within the United States. They have GD checkpoints installed on major highways to harass and detain American citizens who have the right to not be arbitrarily detained and searched within their country. Not only are they all being tracked on the Information Superhighway, they are facing inter-state “Immigration” checkpoints.
Obama could have ended the Patriot Act in 2011, or at the very least exposed the illegal spying on all Americans’ electronic communications, but he signed the bill with an autopen instead. There were not 2/3rds of the House and Senate voting in favour of the Act, so he could have vetoed it. He didn’t, and he’ll wear that mistake, because he re-authorized an out-of-control NSA.
“The Senate voted 72-23 for the legislation to renew three terrorism-fighting authorities. The House passed the measure 250-153 on an evening vote.”
He’s been lying about it:
“Obama said that a second program collecting global internet traffic only applies to foreigners. “This does not apply to US citizens and it does not apply to people in the United States,” he said.”
It really can't be overstated that the NSA spying on all Americans is a worst case scenario for civil liberties. #PRISM = Stasi #Obama— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) June 11, 2013
If you need to read a Republican’s take on the Patriot Act, here’s McConnell. It’s very hard to stomach, with all the gloating and scaremongering.
You can see what Americans desire as wealth distribution, vs. what they think the unfair situation is vs. reality. It’s off the charts, literally, how much money the 1% makes in comparison to what sort of uneven system Americans accept they experience.
the centre of the years-long controversy is the iconic soda’s caramel colouring. An ingredient, 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI, allegedly poses a danger to those who drink cola. That’s according to the U.S. Center for Science in the Public Interest.
In 2011, the state of California listed 4-MEI as a carcinogen, forcing the coke companies to slap cancer warning labels on every can sold in the state, National Public Radio in the U.S. reported.
The products were tested outside of California in May and June by Eurofins Analytical laboratory in Metairie, La. The chemical wasn’t in any of the products in California.
Coke says it’s made the transition across the country so that it wouldn’t have to deal with two separate batches of product.