September 23, 2010
So often I hear about alleged Big Pharma conspiracies that involve the highest levels of government and the entire mainstream media, etc. And when I challenge those claims, I’m always always accused to being a shill for Big Pharma.
But when Big Pharma really is involved in a conspiracy, I’m more than happy to report about their misbehavior, as are the appropriate government agencies and media. One such case has arrived once again. This time the FDA has caught Johnson & Johnson contracting people to go to specific stores to buy out specific boxes of defective Motrin rather than make it public and issue a recall. Now it’s not that the defective Mortin was dangerous; it was just ineffective. But the point is that Johnson & Johnson didn’t issue a recall and allowed customers to continue to buy a substandard product while they secretly attempted to buy up as many boxes as they could find.
This is disgraceful. But what I want to emphasize here is that this is an example of when the system works. The FDA did its job and mainstream media covered the story. Neither made any attempt to protect “Big Pharma.”
August 9, 2009
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I think they pretty much nailed almost every conspiracy theory I’ve ever heard, except I think think they got Obama Birthers or whatever the hell David Icke believes. Sadly though, the mock conspiracy in the video makes far more sense than David Icke’s conspiracy.
August 6, 2009
I used to like Jesse Ventura. When he was a governor, I respected much of what he stood for. He wasn’t like most politicians. Kind of like Independent candidate Kinky Friedman in Texas, Ventura was a no-nonsense guy who wasn’t afraid to tell other politicians how he really felt (usually calling them out on their bullshit bluntly and unapologetically). He rarely if ever wore a tie and didn’t seem worried about re-election. If he pissed people off, oh well. Further, he captured our imaginations, allowing us to picture a world where politicians were brutally honest and actually had integrity.
However, when I look at Ventura today, all I see is another wacko conspiracy theorist who denies an overwhelming amount of historical evidence in order to propagate his absurd belief that 9/11 was “an inside job” and so was the Kennedy assassination.
And now, the folks at “truTV” (gotta laugh at the irony) has decided to give Ventura his own show, a show that will be specifically focused on promoting his looney beliefs. Ventura will host “Conspiracy Theories with Jesse Ventura.” Now I’ve worked for “truTV” myself in the past. It’s what used to be called CourtTV. Now it’s just another cesspool so-called “reality television,” light on the reality and heavy on the low-budget, unscripted crap.
Fortunately, the network’s only purchased seven episodes, which isn’t a lot of time for Ventura to build an audience unless the show is heavily promoted. After seven episodes of “The Body” teaching us history the evil historians don’t want you to know, maybe the network will follow it up with a reality show where Paris Hilton teaches us physics or Octomom teaches us math.
May 5, 2009
Okay, maybe this one doesn’t top the “Rihanna Umbrella video is invoking demons” conspiracy theory but this makes a close second. It’s a great lesson in conspiracy thinking that I think even the vast majority of grand conspiracy theorists will find absurd. Then again, they’ll probably just claim this was made to make people like them look crazy.