Well, late in their show from last week, Graham made a joke about Monsanto not caring about killing kids with their “shitty food.” I hit the roof. Monsanto is this decade’s Halliburton: a giant evil corporation that only wants money and to cause misery.
I don’t think many corporations would be very successful following that business model, but, perhaps, I’m naive.
But, Graham and others like him through their fear and being misinformed would lead to children starving and going blind in parts of the world where GM crops can do the most good. It’s always easy to be wrong on a full stomach.
Here is a more balanced take on GM crops and Monsanto by skeptic Dr. Steven Novella.
I’ll know for sure when we are in our seats and the legendary musician takes the stage.
I encountered one of those asshole types who think they can park any which way they want. This dude took up three spaces directly in front of the store that I and others were trying to go to. I had to park on the other side of the lot and figured I would try to identify the prick when I got into the store.
Well, he was leaving as I approached and fit what I thought would be the profile of such a jerk.
Recently, pseudoscience peddler, Dr. Oz was brought before a Senate hearing committee to answer questions about his promotion of snake oil on his highly rated TV show. (Thanks a lot, Oprah.) Sen. McCaskill wanted to know how Dr. Oz could justify calling the unsupported by scientific evidence diet supplements “miracles in a bottle.”
It’s a joy seeing Oliver take this scam to task. Plus, you get a tap-dancing Steve Buscemi. What could be better?
I talked about a couple examples of what is being claimed as police brutality that I have seen on my Facebook newsfeed.
One sort of showed a 19 year-old woman at a Gay Pride event in Pittsburgh being roughed up by a cop. She had been getting in the face of a anti-gay rights “Christian” fellow when the cop acted. The officer claimed she struck and grabbed at him and that he wanted to get her away from the crowd. Because of the crappy amateur camera work we didn’t see the young woman hit the cop, but we did see her get knocked around.
I then went into the problems with amateur videos on the internets. Too many people keep their camera in the portrait (vertical) position instead of landscape (horizontal) when making videos. It really annoys me, but I can’t really blame the amateurs. The companies ought to set their cameras to default to landscape when taking videos, but there is an app for that.
This is a terrific film.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Four Engines Burning (Over The USA)‘ by The Screaming Blue Messiahs & ‘Freeze Tag‘ by Suzanne Vega
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle