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My Green Politics.

War, what is it good for? December 24, 2010

Profit of course. Many companies with strong ties to our government are making billions in wars that nobody wants. These twenty-five companies are the most egregious when it comes to profiteering.

When will people wake up and put a stop to this, one might wonder. It’s very possible that since all or most of the major media outlets just don’t or won’t cover demonstrations this more recent one didn’t get a nickle’s worth of notice. Imagine if the draft were still around, imagine the riots and demonstrations that would be taking place now just like the 60’s and 70’s. The government wants us all to follow along like fat dumb sheep. Stand up America, do something for a change.

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Stupid commercial or subliminal message? March 27, 2008

There is a popular fast food establishment in Chicago serving what we locals call “Sliders”.  Their advertising campaign had, until now, been relatively mundane.  The latest marketing jewel now appearing on several television stations is either stupid or a corporate message hitting to the heart of the problem with fast food burger joints.  When you read the synopsis below use your vivid imagination to try to “see” it in your mind.

The commercial starts out with a hospital death bed scene.

SCENE ONE:  A very old man lay in a hospital bed in what one can only assume are his last minutes on earth.  Alongside his bed are a doctor and a much younger strumpet looking woman teary eyed and waiting for the end.  At the door to his room Death, cloaked in the typical black shroud with skeletal hand holding a scythe ready to accept the old mans soul.  A cell phone rings. Death answers and chats with whomever is on the other side of the conversation.  I don’t recall the entire dialog but words to the effect that Death must hurry to another location to perform his ugly deed.  Death reluctantly leaves the doorway.  The oldtimer suddenly revives, looks at the strumpet, now upsettingly surprised, smiles and grins.

SCENE TWO: An interior shot of this local fast food place.  Death is now standing behind a portly young man in the process of ordering his meal.  “Make it a bag of ten”, states the young fellow.  Death places his boney hand on the shoulder of the orderer and vocalizes in a rather grim voice, “Nice choice!”

Not sure if you got the image.  Hopefully you can see the ad.  What do you think?