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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2014, 10:03:38 pm »

"It's Just That Pollution Isn't Counted."   >:(

 Vandana Shiva, the activist, author and scholar gives a fascinating talk here about the idiocy, the tragedy and fallacy of speaking about "growth", which connotes progress and triumph - in terms of the GDP.

 "I'm not an economist and that's why I can look at GDP and growth from the outside, where it hurts... where it hurts nature, eco systems, local communities. And it's at that level that our models of growth which are driving not just our economic paradigm, but the paradigm of how society should be, is creating poverty at so many levels." she says.

 "The problem with the GDP as an abstract number is, it insulates itself from feedback- and no matter what scale of destruction takes place, there is no way to feed it back in... if you take China's and India's growth and add the destruction of the rivers- just our water bodies and our rivers because of pollution, we would be having a NEGATIVE growth. It's just that pollution isn't counted."

 We love you Vandana!

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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2015, 04:07:07 pm »

Ab Initio Mens Rea Modus Operandi of our Corporate Profit over People and Planet Overlords REQUIRES that we NOT believe a word they say until they can prove otherwise. IOW, the corporatists are GUILTY of fraud, mendacity, doubletalk and general conscience free criminality until proven innocent on a strictly case by case basis.

But the lawyers that defend these liars might disagree, of course.     

The following article informs you of the truth. I recommend you save it and use it as a reference in your daily food purchases. It will help you live a longer and healthier life. Consider it a prudent and informative bit of caveat emptor.

Here are 20 nutrition facts that should be common sense (but clearly aren’t).

1. Artificial Trans Fats Are Not Suitable For Human Consumption

Trans fats are nasty.

Producing them involves high pressure, heat and hydrogen gas in the presence of a metal catalyst.

This process turns liquid vegetable oils into a thick, toxic sludge that is solid at room temperature.

You have to wonder what was going through the head of the person who actually thought of putting this stuff in food and selling it to humans. It is baffling, really.

Of course, trans fats are more than just unappetising. Studies have shown that they are incredibly harmful as well, linked to a drastic increase in heart disease risk (1, 2).

2. You Don’t Need to Eat Every 2-3 Hours

You really don’t need to be constantly eating in order to lose weight.

Studies have actually looked at this and found that smaller, more frequent meals have no effect on fat burning or body weight (3, 4).

Eating every 2-3 hours is inconvenient and completely unnecessary for the majority of people. Just eat when you’re hungry and make sure to choose healthy and nutritious foods.

3. The Mainstream Media Should Never be Trusted For Nutrition Information

The mainstream media is part of the reason for all the nutrition confusion out there.

It seems like every week there is a new study making headlines, often contradicting another study that came out just a few months earlier.

These stories often get a lot of attention, but when you look past the headlines and read the actual studies, you find that they are taken way out of context.

In many cases, there are other higher quality studies that directly contradict the media frenzy (which rarely get mentioned).

4. Meat Does Not Rot in Your Colon

It is completely false that meat rots in the colon.

The human body is well equipped to digest and absorb all the important nutrients found in meat.

The protein gets broken down in the stomach by stomach acids, then the rest of it gets broken down in the small intestine by powerful digestive enzymes.

All the fats, proteins and nutrients are then moved past the digestive wall and into the body. There is simply nothing left to “rot” in the colon.

5. Eggs Are Among The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat

Eggs were unfairly demonized because the yolks are high in cholesterol.

However, studies show that cholesterol from eggs doesn’t raise blood cholesterol in the majority of people (5).

New studies that include hundreds of thousands of people show that eggs have no effect on heart disease in otherwise healthy individuals (6).

The truth is, eggs are among the healthiest and most nutritious foods you can eat.

Almost all the nutrients are found in the yolk, and telling people to avoid the yolks (or eggs altogether) is one of the biggest mistakes in the history of nutrition.

6. Sugary Drinks Are The Most Fattening Aspect of The Modern Diet

Added sugar is a disaster, and getting it in liquid form is even worse.

The problem with liquid sugar, is that your brain doesn’t compensate for the calories by eating less of other foods (7).

In other words, these calories don’t get “registered” by the brain, making you eat more calories overall (8).

Of all the junk foods, sugar-sweetened beverages are the most fattening of all, and that is saying something.

7. Low-Fat Does Not Equal Healthy

The “low-fat” diet promoted by the mainstream nutrition guidelines is a miserable failure.

Numerous long-term studies show that it doesn’t work, neither for weight loss or disease prevention (9, 10, 11).

What’s more, it led to a plethora of processed “low-fat” foods to be brought to the market. Because foods taste bad without the fat, the food manufacturers added a whole bunch of sugar to them instead.

Foods that are naturally low-fat (like fruits and vegetables) are great, but processed foods with “low-fat” on the label are usually loaded with unhealthy ingredients.

8. Fruit Juice is Not That Different From Sugary Soft Drinks

A lot of people believe that fruit juices are healthy.

It seems to make sense, because they come from fruit.

However, fruit juices contain just as much sugar as sugary soft drinks like coca cola (12)!

There is no fiber in them and no chewing resistance, making it very easy to consume massive amounts of sugar.

A single cup of orange juice contains just as much sugar as two whole oranges (13, 14).

If you’re trying to avoid sugar for health reasons, then you should avoid fruit juice as well. It is just as bad, and the small amounts of antioxidants do not make up for the large amounts of sugar.

9. Feeding Your Gut Bugs is Critical

Did you know that you are actually just 10 percent human?

The bacteria in the intestine, known as the gut flora, actually outnumber human cells 10 to 1!

In recent years, research has shown that the types and number of these bacteria can have profound implications for human health, affecting everything from body weight to brain function (15, 16).

Just like your body’s cells, the bacteria need to eat, and soluble fiber is their preferred fuel source (17, 18).

This may be the most important reason to include plenty of fiber in your diet, to feed the little guys in the intestine.

10. “Cholesterol” is Not The Enemy

What people generally refer to as “cholesterol” isn’t really cholesterol.  ;D

When people talk about the so-called “bad” and “good” cholesterol, they’re actually referring to the proteins that carry cholesterol around.

LDL stands for Low Density Lipoprotein and HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein.

The truth is, cholesterol is not the enemy. The main determinant of heart disease risk is the type of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol around, not cholesterol itself.

11. Weight Loss Supplements Almost Never Work

There are tons of different weight loss supplements on the market.

The problem is that they almost never work. They are claimed to lead to magical results, but fail when put to the test in actual studies.

Even the ones who do work, the effect is too small to really make a noticeable difference.

People who promote magic solutions like weight loss supplements are actually causing harm, because this distracts people from the things that actually matter.

The truth is that the only way to lose weight and keep it off, is to adopt a lifestyle change.

12. Health is About Way More Than How Much You Weigh

People focus way too much on just weight gain/loss. The truth is that health goes way beyond that.

Many obese people are metabolically healthy, while many normal weight people have the same metabolic problems associated with obesity (19, 20).

Focusing just on body weight is counterproductive. It is possible to improve health without causing weight loss, and vice versa.

It appears that the area where fat builds up is important. The fat in the abdominal cavity (belly fat) is associated with metabolic problems, while the fat under the skin is mostly a cosmetic problem (21).

Therefore, reducing belly fat should be a priority for health improvement, the fat under the skin and the number on the scale don’t matter as much.

13. Calories Count, But You Don’t Necessarily Need to Count Them

Calories are important, that is a fact.

Obesity is a matter of excess stored energy (calories) accumulating in the form of body fat.

However, this does not mean that people need to track or count calories, or monitor everything that enters their bodies.

Although calorie counting works for a lot of people, there are many things that people can do to lose weight, without ever having to count a single calorie.

For example, eating more protein has been shown to lead to automatic calorie restriction and significant weight loss. Without restricting calories (22, 23).

14. People With High Blood Sugar and/or Type 2 Diabetes Should Not be Eating a High-Carb Diet

For decades, people have been advised to eat a low-fat diet with carbs at 50-60 percent of calories.

Surprisingly, this advice was extended to include people with type 2 diabetes, which can not tolerate a lot of carbs.

People with type 2 diabetes are resistant to insulin and any carbs they eat will cause a big rise in blood sugar levels.

For this reason, they need to take blood sugar lowering drugs to bring their levels down.

If anyone benefits from a low-carb diet, it is diabetic patients. In one study, a low-carb diet for only 6 months allowed 95.2 percent of patients to reduce or eliminate their blood sugar medication (24).

Although the advice is changing (slowly), many “mainstream” organizations around the world are still telling diabetics to eat a high-carb diet.

15. Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat, but Neither Does Carbohydrate

Fat has often been blamed for obesity, because fat contains more calories per gram than protein and carbs.

However, this doesn’t really have any practical meaning.

People who eat a diet that is high in fat (but low in carbs) actually end up eating fewer calories than people on low-fat, high-carb diets (25, 26).

This has conversely led many people to blame carbs for obesity, but this is a mistake as well. Plenty of populations have eaten high-carb diets but remained healthy.

As with everything in nutrition, this depends on the context.

Fat can be fattening, carbs can be fattening. It all depends on the rest of the stuff you are eating and your overall lifestyle.

16. Junk Food Can be Addictive

In the past 100 years or so, food has changed.

People are eating more processed food than ever, and the technologies used to engineer foods have become more elaborate.

These days, food engineers have found ways to make food so “rewarding” that the brain gets flooded with dopamine (27).

This is the same mechanism employed by drugs of abuse (28).

For this reason, some (but definitely not all) people can become addicted and completely lose control over their consumption (29).

Many studies have looked at this and found similarities between processed junk foods and drugs of abuse (30). (Agelbert NOTE: Anyone NOT wanting to use CFS to also recognize the similarities between drug pushers and processed food manufacturers is either delusional or complicit in the legalese hair splitting mendacity the food processing corporations engage in to cover theirab initio - from the very beginning! mens rea.) 

17. Health Claims on Packaging Should Never be Trusted
People are more health conscious than ever.

The food manufacturers are well aware of this, and have found ways to market the same old junk to the health conscious people as well.

They  do this by adding misleading labels like “whole grain” or “low fat” on their foods.

You will now find all sorts of seriously unhealthy junk food with health claims on the label, such as “whole grain” fruit loops and cocoa puffs.

These labels are almost always misleading, and are used to trick people into thinking that they’re making the right choice for themselves (and their children).

If the packaging of a food tells you that it is healthy, then it probably isn’t.] (Agelbert NOTE: But this mens rea doubletalk is LEGAL.  >:( in our  UNLAWFUL corrupt court system.  >:()[/i][/color]

18. Refined Vegetable Oils Should be Avoided

Vegetable oils, like soybean, corn and canola oils, are extracted from seeds using harsh processing methods.

These oils contain large amounts of Omega-6 fatty acids, which are biologically active and humans never consumed in large amounts during evolution (31).

Studies show that these oils can cause oxidative stress and make the LDL lipoproteins in the body become oxidized, potentially contributing to heart disease (32, 33, 34).

19. “Organic” or “Gluten-Free” Does Not Equal Healthy

There are many health trends in the world these days.

Organic food is popular, and going gluten-free is trendy.

However, just because something is organic or gluten-free, it doesn’t mean that it is healthy. For example, you can make all sorts of junk foods out of organic ingredients.

Foods that are naturally gluten-free are fine, but gluten-free processed foods are often made with seriously harmful ingredients that are even worse than their gluten-containing counterparts.

The truth is, organic sugar is still sugar and gluten-free junk food is still junk food.

20. Blaming New Health Problems on Old Foods Doesn’t Make Sense

Heart disease didn’t become a problem until about a hundred years ago.

The obesity epidemic started around 1980 and the type 2 diabetes epidemic followed soon after.

These are the biggest health problems in the world, and it seems pretty clear that diet has a lot to do with them.

For some very strange reason, the health authorities started blaming them on foods like red meat, eggs and butter.

But we’ve been eating these natural foods for thousands of years, while these health problems are relatively new.

Doesn’t it make more sense to suspect all the new stuff instead? Such as all the processed foods, added sugar, refined grains and vegetable oils?

Blaming new health problems on old foods simply doesn’t make sense. *

* Agelbert NOTE: UNLESS you are a corporate propagandist in the service of profit over people and planet.  >:(


The next time somebody uses the expression "everybody knows", put on your baloney protectors.  8)
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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2015, 01:18:37 am »

Empowering Citizens
The Community Rights Movement, as host Janaia Donaldson points out, is one of the most exciting movements of our time. 150 communities in 9 states have passed ordinances that stop corporations from moving in.

This means these communities have been able to stop natural gas fracking, huge factory farms, and other big business.

"We The People" have and can exercise our authority to govern ourselves." says community rights educator Paul Cienfuegos.

Hear a few inspiring stories here of how people across the United States are taking their power back!

--Bibi Farber

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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2015, 02:21:13 pm »
Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs

And that is where our tax dollars go. Just this morning, I came across this article that demonstrates why corporations spend so much money on lobbying; it's because it is far and away the most profitable things they can do:

Corporations Lobbying Government Reap 76,000% Return on Investment

Nice to be able to spend billions, and get trillions in return.

Agelbert NOTE:The corporate math doers are, of course, highly offended at any spurious, specious, defamatory, unfounded, witch hunt, lacking evidence (etc., and so on - see our law firms for more adjectives  ) allegation that a corporation would engage in unethical behavior...

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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2015, 06:14:46 pm »

Meet Theranos, Inc. – The Blood Testing Company with Henry Kissinger and a Cadre of Military and Political “Elite” on its Board

Michael Krieger | Posted Tuesday Jul 22, 2014 at 4:59 pm 
Kissinger deserves vigorous prosecution for war crimes, for crimes against humanity, and for offenses against common or customary or international law, including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture.

A good liar must have a good memory: Kissinger is a stupendous liar with a remarkable memory.

– Christopher Hitchens in The Trial of Henry Kissinger

I first heard of Theranos, Inc. in the fall of 2013, when the Wall Street Journal published a piece titled, Elizabeth Holmes: The Breakthrough of Instant Diagnosis. However, it wasn’t just me. It was the first time pretty much anyone on earth had heard of the company, because despite having been founded a decade earlier in 2003, it maintained a level of secrecy more characteristic of classified military operations.

Here are some excerpts from that original article:

Ms. Holmes, a 29-year-old chemical and electrical engineer and entrepreneur, dropped out of Stanford as an undergraduate after founding a life sciences company called Theranos in 2003. Her inventions, which she is discussing in detail here for the first time, could upend the industry of laboratory testing and might change the way we detect and treat disease.

Ten years ago, Ms. Holmes was working out of the basement of a group college house, a world away from her current headquarters at a rambling industrial building in a research park just off campus. The company’s real estate was one of the few Theranos facts known to Silicon Valley, but one suggestive of the closely held business’s potential: The space was once home to Facebook, and before that Hewlett-Packard.

Agelbert NOTE: The above paragraph is TEXTBOOK puff piece mendacity laced with the NOT SO HIDDEN message to the reader that THIS IS A BUY - GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR WHEN THE IPO COMES OUT - THIS IS A HORATIO ALGER SUCCESS STORY-  USA, USA!  ::)
The secret that hundreds of employees are now refining involves devices that automate and miniaturize more than 1,000 laboratory tests, from routine blood work to advanced genetic analyses. Theranos’s processes are faster, cheaper and more accurate than the conventional methods and require only microscopic blood volumes, not vial after vial of the stuff. The experience will be revelatory to anyone familiar with current practices, which often seem like medicine by Bram Stoker.

A Theranos technician first increases blood flow to your hand by applying a wrap similar to one of those skiing pocket warmers, then uses a fingerstick to draw a few droplets of blood from the capillaries at the end of your hand. The blood wicks into a tube in a cartridge that Ms. Holmes calls a “nanotainer,” which holds microliters of a sample, or about the amount of a raindrop. The nanotainer is then run through the analyzers in a Theranos laboratory. Results are usually sent back to a physician, but a full blood work-up—metabolic and immune markers, cell count, etc.—was in my inbox by the time I walked out the door. (Phew: all clear.)

It’s the kind of modern, painless service that consumers rarely receive in U.S. health care, though Ms. Holmes makes the point the other way around: “We’re here in Silicon Valley inside the consumer technology world . . . and what we think we’re building is the first consumer health-care technology company. Patients are empowered by having better access to their own health information, and then by owning their own data.”    

Will patients really “own their own data?” We certainly don’t seem to in any other aspect of life any longer.  :(  Why will it be different in this :evil4:  instance?  

And a Theranos clinic may be coming soon to a pharmacy near you. On Monday the company is launching a partnership with Walgreens for in-store sample-collection centers, with the first one in Palo Alto and expanding throughout California and beyond. Ms. Holmes’s long-term goal is to provide Theranos services “within five miles of virtually every American home.”     :evil4:

So who could argue with that story right? A bright young prodigy emerges from Silicon Valley, drops out of Stanford and ten years later develops a product that could disrupt the healthcare industry for the better. So what’s the catch? Well, as the Wall Street Journal itself noted later on in that very same article:

Ms. Holmes declines to discuss Theranos’s future plans, though one may speculate.
There could be military applications in the battlefield, especially given the numerous framed American flags across the Theranos office and the presence on its corporate board of retired Gens. Jim Mattis and Gary Roughead, former Defense Secretary Bill Perry and former Secretary of State George Shultz.

It was this paragraph that raised a red flag for me back then, but I more or less brushed it off and forgot about the story. Until today, when I came across an article by Robert Wenzel titled, What is Henry Kissinger and Gang Up To Now? It was here that I realized there are far more shady members of the board that was initially reported. We can now add to the list:

•Henry Kissinger
•Richard Kovacevich- who served as the Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo & Company from 1998–2007 and Chairman of the Board from 2001-2009.
•William Perry- Former Secretary of Defense
•Riley P. Bechtel -Chairman of the Board and a Director of Bechtel Group, Inc
•Bill Frist- Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
•Samuel Nunn- Served as a United States Senator from Georgia for twenty-four years and as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee

Yes, this whole thing becomes very creepy, very quickly. You can accuse Henry Kissinger of many things, but being a humanitarian isn’t one of them. Furthermore, you’d think there’d be more healthcare professionals or businesspeople on the board, but it’s almost all military men and politicians.

Even worse, in a USA Today story earlier this month titled, Change Agents: Elizabeth Holmes Wants Your Blood, Kissinger seems downright giddy:

“Elizabeth’s iron determination and great intellectual ability turned me from a mild skeptic to an enthusiast,” says Kissinger, adding that he was introduced to Holmes by his friend Shultz.

“We aren’t exactly a group of people who give away our time lightly,  :evil4:”
Kissinger says with a laugh. “But we are impressed with her commitment to lowering health costs and bring this advance to developing nations. Elizabeth may make a lot of money, but that is not her motivation.”

I have no idea what these military men and war criminals are up to, but it probably isn’t good. When there’s smoke, there’s fire. And there’s a lot of smoke here.

In Liberty,
 Michael Krieger

I agree with Micheal Krieger.
Also, Holmes has about as much "fear of needles" as she has of Swiss Bank accounts. Just for the Hell of it, I Googled "fear of needles". You should too. This phrase is the KEY to EVERYTHING published about this population tracking and control police state M.I.C. maneuver presented to the public as a "private" Corporation for better living through cheap blood tests. LOOK for this kind of inane and friendly sounding "She (or he) is such a regular person just like you" BALONEY to make you believe the rest of the TRIPE (See Bill Gates left Harvard because he "liked to gamble." :evil4:).

EVERYBODY remembers those phrases. THAT is why the clever propagandists seed the propaganda with them. They are PSYOP mnemonic devices. The phrase causes your brain to REMEMBER the details of the stuff they want you to remember AND puts your caveat emptor circuits to sleep.

Theranos is the M.I.C. Potemkin front for heinous police state population tracking and control program. That is the answer to the Conspiracy Quiz I posted yesterday. Learn or be burned, people.  8)

Posted by Agelbert March 23, 2015 at the Doomstead Diner Forum

Now for today's conspiracy quiz.

PSSSST! I have, in my zeal to uncover nuggets of fascist Agnotology (predatory capitalist scams disguised as good deals which are ACTUALLY police state control and population tracking and bioweapon targeting programs) for the benefit of you fellow mushrooms out there  , hit upon a VERY INTERESTING bit of information.

Now before anyone accuses me of being a paranoid whacko, I wish to advise you that
1) You need to take a number because there is a line for that.
2) I was trained in Military Intelligence.
3) Every setup con job ALWAYS looks like a good deal to the naďve rubes.
4) The elite fascists ALWAYS set up corporations that will perform skullduggery as
  a) Run by a person that has the best interests of mankind in mind
  b) Stumbled, by accident, on this "great new technology" because they were ( long list of inane, silly, "why I am late for school" excuses your teacher would not buy but the mushroom public is supposed to buy - See "fear of needles"  :evil4:). 

I am trying to help you fellow diners out. If you don't want to "play this game", that's cool. But what I am about to present in the form of a quiz may enable you to avoid a LOT of trouble and pain for you AND YOUR LOVED ONES sometime in the future.

So here it is. If you read the following about a NEW corporation, worth 9 billion dollars, allegedly founded by a nineteen year old, with a fear of needles  ;), for the good of mankind , whould you think this is just another Horatio Alger example of the meritocracy of opportunities for prosperity in the land of the free and the home of the capitalist brave?

OR, would you think, perhaps, that something is not quite kosher here?    

Agelbert NOTE:
PLEASE, use your brain before you plug the following into a Google Search in order to poo pooh the horrendous stink coming from the names of the people mentioned below. THINK, God DAMNIT! The ASS you save may be your own!

In July 2013, the composition of the GUESS! directors changed markedly, with departure of Channing Robertson (emeritus professor, chemical engineering, Stanford University), experienced pharma and biotech executive Robert B. Shapiro (former chairman/CEO of the Pharmacia, Monsanto, and G.D. Searle group of companies), and financier Pete Thomas (principle, ATA Ventures). Remaining from the original board were GUESS! President and COO Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani and former Secretary of State George Shultz; added to the new board were Riley P. Bechtel (chairman of the board at Bechtel Group), Richard Kovacevich (former Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO), Sam Nunn and Bill Frist (former U.S. Senators), Henry Kissinger (former Secretary of State), William Perry (former Secretary of Defense), William Foege (epidemiologist, former director U.S. CDC), James Mattis (General, USMC, retired) and Gary Roughead (Admiral, USN, retired), several of whom are members of Stanford's Hoover Institution, with medical doctors Frist and Foege, and lawyer/executive Bechtel being added most lately (in 2014).

If the above is not a rogue's gallery of some of the most evil fascists connected to the dirty energy industries, war profiteering, bioweapon experimentation on US citizens (DON'T forget 9/11 - yes there are threads that link MOST of them to that TREASON as well - they are not done DOING WHAT THEY DO), then I do not know what is.

More on this Corporation offering a "good deal" to Americans after I see the responses.  8)
Yes, sigh..., I know certain people here will be looking for the a way to make a buck out of this.

That cannot be helped. Most diners have a conscience. But some don't.  I post this for those who, like GO, do.

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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2015, 06:17:23 pm »
A side note about Theranos

Theranos is licensed to open blood testing services at pharmacies in all U.S. States. However they Only have a one or two in Palo alto, California and FORTY in Phoenix Arizona. They get the oldy goldies suckered FIRST.  These tell their offspring that it's "such a good deal" and AWAY WE GO!

The M.I.C. Psyop bastards do their homework, I'll give them that (see getting YOU to pay for your own enslavement).  8)

Theranos disclosed to Inc. magazine that it initially targeted its blood testing services at new-to-market drugs involved in clinical trials, because frequent testing is required to indicate whether a new drug therapy is efficacious or causing adverse reactions.[11] Since this disclosure, Theranos has begun to offer services directly to consumers via Theranos Wellness Centers located inside Walgreens stores (beginning in 2013),[27][28] with, as of January 2015, one posted location in Palo Alto, CA, and forty posted locations in Phoenix, AZ.[29]


And, YEAH, opening forty locations in Oldy Goldy town is a clever COVER STORY to claim they are targeting old folks because they are the "ones most in need" of cheaper services! Theranos knows how to polish its halo!

Learn or be burned, people.  8)

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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2015, 07:39:26 pm »
How to beat Theranos at their M.I.C. agenda game

The key to understanding what Theranos is REALLY all about is the "fear of needles" phrase that shows up EVERWHERE in regard to the esteemed, humble, hard working, lover of humanity, youngest billionaire on the Forbes list, Ms. Holmes.

They KNOW people generally are not too fond of needles. They will claim that it's just another silly "conspiracy theory" that they are working for the police state M.I.C. 

They will claim that they have no interest in your blood data, and if they  did, the government already can get that data from any and all labs in the country using the "Patriot" Act.  ;D

Yeah, that is true. BUT Theranos, unlike all blood labs, is going to use a finger lancet device to get your blood for all of its tests (except for the urinalysis, of course - which they also offer - gotta make everything look above board, ya know!).

Now suppose I was a Monsanto/CDC/M.I.C. Dr. Strangelove that wanted to INJECT people with a sleeper nano-agent that could be activated with some aerosol in the atmosphere (later on) to produce certain physical effects or mental dysfunction on those injected on cue? 

What would I do to make up a reasonable excuse to introduce the agent into a person's blood stream?

Well, any medical doctor knows that any break in the skin, no matter how tiny (see tsetse flies and mosquito disease vectors) can permit a serious invasion of our cardiovascular system and compromise our immune system.

Said Dr. Strangelove might "patent" a handy dandy FINGER LANCET DEVICE that ACTUALLY has it's tip laced with the nano-sleeper bio-agent. Of course I would have to sell people on the idea that NEEDLES are a BAD thing and PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF THEM, would I not? So how would I do THAT without bad mouthing the medical establishment that relies 24/7 on the use of needles?

Why, I would cleverly and disinenuously claim the FOUNDER OF THE CORPORATION IS AFRAID OF NEEDLES!    

HOW do you test Aglebert's wild "conspiracy theory"?

Well, when you walk in to Walgreens to save a bundle on your blood tests with Theranos "miracle microfluidic technology", BRING YOUR OWN FINGER LANCET DEVICE  ;) ;D.

 If the attendant claims that will "not do" because antiseptic conditions cannot be "guaranteed" and shows you their neato finger lancet wrapped in air tight clear plastic (for your health and benefit - not to keep a nano-agent viable, of course  ;)), I suggest you pull out the other finger lancet device (that you purchased earlier somewhere else) that is also wrapped in plastic to see their reaction...

There are lots of lancet devices on the market. This is just one of several.

For diabetics, there is even a laser device that DOES NOT break the skin that measures your glucose levels.   

If they have no issues, then my conspiracy theory is baloney. But if they refuse to allow you to lance your finger with your device, then I suggest you connect all the M.I.C. propaganda and skullduggery DOTS in the "fear of Needles" phrase dog and pony show AND THEN make an excuse to get TF out of there, pronto.

Have a nice day.
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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2015, 02:42:46 pm »

I applaud all efforts to teach the proper Homo SAP math to that self worshipping, IQ challenged fellow that continually attempts to justify the conscience free view that the only way to be is to TAKE CARE OF NUMBER ONE while he, in true cognitive dissonant fashion, masquerades as an intelligent, responsible Homo SAP.   

Someday, when his nominal friends and family all studiously avoid him because of his egocentric, society destroying world view, perhaps he will remember all your sound advice and finally DO THE MATH.

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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2015, 11:23:48 pm »
All of the barriers that are meant to protect our children–the government, the lawyers, the regulatory agencies, and the press, the checks and balances in our democratic system that are supposed to stand between corporate power and our little children–have been removed, and there’s only one barrier left, and that’s the parents, and we need to keep that in the equation.


Robert F. Kennedy Jr on Vaccines: Big Pharma has Captured the Scientific, Regulatory, Law-making Processes

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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2015, 07:41:08 pm »

Seasoned Investigative Journalist Exposes Inside Strategies to Censor News
April 26, 2015 | 184,020 views
By Dr. Mercola

You can choose to ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality. Most of us rely heavily on the media for information, not realizing that 90 percent of it is controlled by a mere six media giants.

Sharyl Attkisson, a five-time Emmy Award winning investigative journalist whose television career spans more than three decades is one of my personal heroes. She was the reporter who, in 2009, blew the lid off the swine flu media hype, showing the hysteria was completely unfounded and manufactured.

One of the examples in Sharyl's book that really hit home for me was when Hillary Clinton ran against Obama for president, and while on the campaign trail told reporters she had dodged sniper fire on a trip as First Lady, 12 years prior, when she visited Bosnia.

It seems like a silly thing to lie about, but lie she did. Sharyl and other journalists had been on that trip, and they all knew no one had dodged sniper fire, least of all the First Lady. Fortunately, Sharyl had archived videos of the event to prove it.

"It couldn't be farther from the truth, the idea that we had been shot up by sniper fire," Sharyl says. "There are a couple of choices – just being untruthful for her own benefit, or was she delusional, which is a little frightening. But I think the public got past that because they accepted her as the Secretary of State."

Intimidation and Harassment of Journalists

True investigative journalists, such as Sharyl, have also become targets of intimidation and harassment. For example, at one point her computer and phone lines were hacked to find out what she was working on.

I assume there are a handful of journalists who do that sort of critical reporting on the government, and on this administration in particular, that they wanted to watch.

They never dreamed I would luck upon the resources to have the computer examined by experts that could find the software they deposited in my computer.

This software was proprietary to a government agency, either the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...

They had my keystroke data... They could look at all my files. They used Skype audio – I didn't know this was possible – but they could turn it on invisibly, without you knowing it, to listen into conversations. They could also remove files using Skype... We were able to confirm these highly sophisticated long-term, remote intrusions."

Another interesting book for anyone interested or concerned about matters such as these is Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It by Marc Goodman. The book discusses in great detail how this type of hacking can occur, and more importantly, what simple measures we can do to protect ourselves. It's a reality. And if they're doing it to top-notch investigative reporters, certainly everyone is a candidate.

On Astroturfing...

"Astroturf" is the effort on the part of special interests, whether corporate or political, to surreptitiously sway public opinion and make it appear as though it's a grassroots effort for or against a particular agenda, when in reality such a groundswell of public opinion might not exist. Sharyl explains:

"They turn to things like social media – Facebook and Twitter – using pseudonyms and multiple accounts to spread things around. They use their partners who blog for them, write things, and pick up on one another's work until sometimes it's been picked up in the mainstream media as if it's a fact.

It's all intended to make you feel as though if you hold a certain opinion that they don't want you to have, you're the outlier. Everybody else agrees with 'X' except you  ;), and that may not be the truth. This is a huge business... There are actually PR firms that specialize in these sorts of tactics.

Astroturfing is now more important, I am told by lobbyists and PR firms, to many clients than the direct lobbying of Congress because it's so effective to reach out to the public. They may have someone write a letter to the editor and you don't know that person is being paid by a special interest to advance a certain opinion.

They may start as a nonprofit without saying out front that they're behind the nonprofit. The nonprofit may then look like a charity that's advancing a certain opinion, which is actually acting on behalf of the corporate interest or the special interest. Again, it's very widespread..."

Hallmark signs of astroturfing include using key language—words such as crank, crack, nutty, pseudo, conspiracy, and other language that's effective with the public to try to make you dismiss an argument they don't like.
Another hallmark of an Astroturf campaign is attacking those who are questioning authority, such as reporters who are exposing the truth, whistleblowers who dare to step forward, and people asking tough questions.

It's important to be aware of these kinds of concerted efforts to distort the truth, and to understand how they're done, because these "faux concern" campaigns can have a profound influence on your perception of reality.


Why Conventional Media So Rarely Tells You the Truth About Health

One industry that wields a great deal of power within the media today is the pharmaceutical industry. It's rare to sit through an evening of television without viewing several drug ads. They also advertise heavily in print and online media. The advertising dollars they spend not only generates sales, it also gives them the power to influence what's being reported in the news. Here's just one example:

"There's a story in my book about former executive producer of mine who got a phone call from the sales division, which was very inappropriate. He said the sales person from CBS was kind of screaming at him because we'd been doing a lot of stories looking at side effects and problems with the very popular and billion-dollar-selling cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins.
The advertisers didn't like that. Therefore, someone from the CBS corporate apparently didn't like that, and called down and said something like, 'If you keep doing these stories, it's going to be really, really bad for CBS...'

I think that happens more often than we know explicitly. But this time, it was followed by what I see as all of the media backing down on pharmaceutical-related stories. We were doing very aggressive coverage of problems within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – not just me, but all the networks and a lot of print publications – about vaccines side effects, and about other medical issues. That all has virtually stopped.

You can almost point to a time period when it seems someone made a phone call and said, 'That's it fellas. There are advertisers.'
And you won't see these stories now even when there's a multi-billion-dollar criminal settlement against drug companies for mismarketing drugs that are commonly used. That's a huge story that should be leading the news in my opinion. But most people probably never heard of it because those are things that offend the sensibilities of advertisers, who now control to some degree the editorial content of networks, publications, and print publications that are advertising.

And, as you know, they have several lobbyists for every member of Congress on Capitol Hill so they can make sure certain hearings don't happen. As recently as last year, they were able to stop a planned vaccine-related hearing. The control is almost total in my view. That's just one example of a corporate influence."

Full interview in video:

Seasoned Investigative Journalist Exposes Inside Strategies to Censor News
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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2015, 09:34:26 pm »
Federal ruling paves the way for GMO trial

John Herrick Apr. 27 2015, 7:50 pm 9 Comments

A federal judge Monday dismissed an attempt to block the implementation of Vermont’s law requiring the labeling of food containing genetically engineered ingredients.

U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss dismissed a preliminary injunction brought by the Grocery Manufacturers Association , which contends that Vermont’s GMO labeling law is unconstitutional.

The ruling also denies the state’s motion to dismiss the case, which clears the way for a trial. 

Reiss rejected the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s request for an injunction that would prevent the Vermont law from going into effect while the case is litigated. She ruled Monday that Act 120 can be implemented July 1, 2016, despite the ongoing lawsuit.   

The multibillion dollar trade group representing food, beverage and pesticide companies sued the state last year after the nation’s first GMO labeling legislation was signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin. The Vermont Attorney General’s Office finalized the regulations to implement the law this month.

The order is not a final ruling  :(, but Reiss decided on several key constitutional questions raised by the lawsuit. She also said the state’s prohibition of the use of the word “natural” on genetically engineered foods may be unconstitutional. 

Nonetheless, Attorney General Bill Sorrell said Monday there is a lot to like in Reiss’ order.

“On the fundamental heart and soul issues of the law, and that is the mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients, the plaintiffs are going to have a very difficult time seeing that that is struck down by this court,” Sorrell said.

In a statement, GMA said it is reviewing the decision and considering its legal options. gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714191329.bmp[/img]

“While we are pleased that the District Court found us likely to succeed on several of our claims, we are nevertheless disappointed by the court’s ultimate decision to deny our Motion for Preliminary Injunction to block the implementation of the Vermont GMO labeling law – Act 120 – on grounds that the manufacturers had not yet shown a sufficient degree of harm,” the statement said.

The trade groups argue that the labeling requirement violates free speech protections  ::). They say the legislation’s “politically motivated speech regulation” compels manufacturers to use labels that frighten consumers from purchasing safe, nutritious, affordable foods that are no different from counterpart organic, the order says. 

Because the law compels speech, the trade groups argue the state must prove there is a “compelling government interest” to require the label, such as a public health threat.

The state says the labeling requirement compels only factual, noncontroversial commercial information and furthers governmental purposes beyond only satisfying a consumer’s right to know whether food products contain genetically engineered ingredients, the order says.

Reiss rejected the trade groups’ request for a higher legal standard of review. She applied the less stringent Zauderer precedent, which was derived from a 1985 court case.

“Because the State has established that Act 120’s GE disclosure requirement is reasonably related to the State’s substantial interests, under Zauderer, Act 120’s GE disclosure requirement is constitutional,” the order says.

The state’s law also prohibits manufacturers from claiming their products are “natural” or using “words of similar import” if the product contains genetically engineered ingredients. Reiss said the law does not define this term.

“Not only does Act 120 fail to define ‘any words of similar import,’ but it refers to its undefined ‘natural’ terminology for guidance,” Reiss said.

She also dismissed arguments by the trade groups that Act 120 violates the Commerce Clause and federal pre-emptions.

No trial date has been set.


Agelbert NOTE: Well, how about that! A judge with SOME CFS. However, her "issues" with the term "natural" are RIDICULOUS. If it is PATENTED, it CANNOT be considered "NATURAL", unless the Supreme Arseholes decide to do ANOTHER Orwellian trick on the English Language on behalf of their FASCIST interpretation of the Constitution.
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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2015, 05:18:33 pm »

  I remember hearing a phrase during Occupy, "If you won't let us dream we won't let you sleep". What happens when real opportunity for everyone below $100k evaporates entirely? What happens when people can't find decent paying jobs that they can afford to live on? What happens when people have had enough?
    I don't want things to get that bad. I have often tried my best to get out in front of the problem before it gets worse. I don't have the resources or clout to be heard, my lack of money as speech prevents that, but Nick Hanauer does, and he is spelling it out for his uber-rich compatriots, cut the **** out before you unleash all hell on yourselves.
   No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.

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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2015, 06:18:54 pm »
Chipotle Under Attack for Going GMO Free   

Ronnie Cummins | May 20, 2015 2:38 pm

Since when do the mainstream news media, in a country that worships at the altar of capitalism and the free market, launch a coordinated attack against a company for selling a product consumers want? When that company dares to cross the powerful biotech industry. How else to explain the unprecedented negative coverage of Chipotle, merely because the successful restaurant chain will eliminate genetically modified foods (GMOs)?

The biotech industry   has a long history of discrediting scientists who challenge the safety of GMOs  .

That intimidation campaign worked well until consumers connected the dots between GMO foods (and the toxic chemicals used to grow them) and health concerns.

Once consumers demanded labels on GMO foods, the biotech industry responded with a multimillion dollar public relations campaign. 


Yet despite spending millions to influence the media, and millions more to prevent laws requiring labels on products the industry claims are safe, Monsanto has lost the hearts and minds of consumers  . The latest polls show that 93 percent of Americans support mandatory labeling of GMO foods.  ;D

Chipotle has made a sound business decision
,  which has forced the biotech industry to stoop to a new low: vilifying businesses. Sadly, the mainstream media appear all too happy (manipulated?) to go along with the attack.

Only in the U.S. does the biotech industry wield such power, which is arguably having a negative effect on the free market. Take McDonald’s. In the U.S., the fast-food chain is in trouble. In Britain (and other countries), where McDonald’s is GMO-free, it is profitable.

In March, 17 leading cancer researchers concluded that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, widely used on GMO crops, is a “probable” carcinogen. In 1985  :o, Environmental Protection Agency scientists drew the same conclusion. According to hundreds of scientists worldwide, there is no consensus on the safety of GMO foods.

A growing number of consumers don’t want GMO foods. Chipotle is responding to that demand. Biotech’s attack on Chipotle is an act of desperation. The mainstream media’s complicity is a failure of the institution of journalism.


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The mainstream media’s complicity is EVIDENCE of the corporate criminal reality recognized by Chris Hedges in the quote below.

"The rich executed a coup d’état that transformed the three branches of the U.S. government and nearly all institutions, including the mass media, into wholly owned subsidiaries of the corporate state." -- Chris Hedges
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Re: Corporate Mendacity and Duplicity
« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2015, 09:20:45 pm »
Video: Neil Young Takes on “Fascist Politicians and Chemical Giants Walking Arm in Arm”

By BY DANIEL KREPS / Rolling Stone May 31st, 2015

Neil Young Unveils Starbucks-Mocking Music Video  ;D

Rocker takes aim at GMO giant, defends Vermont in first single off ‘The Monsanto Years’

Neil Young and Promise of the Real have shared the full music video for “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop,” the first single off the rocker’s new anti-GMO concept album The Monsanto Years. The video for the song, originally titled “Rock Starbucks” before it was changed to something more playful and less infringing, stars Young and his backing band, featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah, working on their new album and defiantly tossing Starbucks cups.
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