All automakers have now dropped from Al Gore’s al Jazeera as have Heineken USA, Allstate, and Devry University.
Dodge, Scion, Fiat, Land Rover and Kia stopped advertising on Al Jazeera America after several rounds of communications from Florida Family Association.
Florida Family Association sent emails to top officials at all five automakers several times since January 16, 2013. Initially, the companies were unresponsive and continued to advertise. So Florida Family Association sent an email to numerous officials at three of the five automakers which stated in part:
One of the automakers responded with a letter that stated they had a commitment through June 2013. Florida Family Association replied in part:
All five automakers stopped advertising on the same day, February 24, 2013. Florida Family Association records ten hours per day of Al Jazeera America. There have been no ads recorded for any of these five automakers since February 24, 2013.
There are no other automakers advertising on Al Jazeera America. They have all dropped from the channel.
Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on January 14, 2013 which reported that Al Jazeera, the Arabic news television channel headquartered in the Middle East (Doha, Qatar), purchased the Current TV channel which has the potential of reaching millions of viewers in the United States. Al Jazeera America is the new, tentative name for Current TV. Al Jazeera is the mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood and Arab Spring. The Muslim Brotherhood is the single largest promoter of the radical Islamist movement in the world. Nothing less should be expected to come from Al Jazeera’s access to cable viewers in America.
The Florida Family Association office started contacting companies on January 16, 2013 that promoted their products on Al Jazeera America. The emails encourage companies “to put America first” by dropping their advertising. It also informs them that companies and their products that continue to advertise on this network will be posted to an article at Floridafamily.org and numerous activist web sites that are concerned about Al Jazeera’s access to American television.
If you would like to send an email thanking the appropriate official at all five automakers for discontinuing their advertising on the Al Jazeera America channel please click here.
Your support is very important to the success of this campaign.
Read more at http://floridafamily.org/index.php
Found at Creeping Sharia.
Law of Unintended Consequences strikes yet again!
Thieves with reusable bags harder to track, Seattle store owners say
When the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a ban on plastic bags and required businesses to charge a nickel for paper bags, city leaders believed it would be better all around.
“I think we’ve gotten to a place where it’s really going to work for the environment, businesses and the community in general,” Councilman Mike O’Brien said at the time.
But the bag ban is contributing to thousands of dollars in losses for at least one Seattle grocery store, and questions have been raised about the risk of food-borne illness from reusable bags that shoppers don’t often wash.
Mike Duke, who operates the Lake City Grocery Outlet with his wife, said that since the plastic-bag ban started last July, he’s lost at least $5,000 in produce and between $3,000 and $4,000 in frozen food.
“We’ve never lost that much before,” said Duke, who found those numbers through inventories of stolen and damaged goods.
The Dukes opened the Lake City grocery store in June 2011, and Mike Duke said in the year before the plastic-bag ban losses in frozen food and produce were a small fraction of what he’s seeing now. As he explained to seattlepi.com and also the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the shoplifters’ patterns are difficult to detect.
They enter the store with reusable bags and can more easily conceal items they steal. The reusable bags require staff to watch much more closely, and even though the store has a loss-prevention officer and more than a dozen security cameras, it’s tough to tell what a customer has paid for and what they may already have brought with them.
According to data released in January by Seattle Public Utilities, 21.1 percent of business owners surveyed said increased shoplifting because of the plastic bag ban was a problem. Results of another survey released in January – one done by an environmental advocacy group that found the ban “popular and successful” – didn’t mention the problem of shoplifting.
Seattle’s push for reusable bags – and shoplifters who have plagued several Lake City businesses – leave the Dukes in a predicament. Asking customers to check reusable bags at the counter would be burdensome to customers and staff, and prohibiting reusable bags and backpacks likely wouldn’t work well in Seattle, which other business owners said is known for grand environmental ideas that can hinder small business efforts.
The Lake City Grocery Outlet also saw a dramatic increase in the number of hand baskets stolen after Seattle’s plastic bag ban was initiated.
“The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.
The patient is an unnamed man in his 20s living in Rome who lost the lower part of his arm following an accident, said Silvestro Micera of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.
The wiring of his new bionic hand will be connected to the patient’s nervous system with the hope that the man will be able to control the movements of the hand as well as receiving touch signals from the hand’s skin sensors.
Dr Micera said that the hand will be attached directly to the patient’s nervous system via electrodes clipped onto two of the arm’s main nerves, the median and the ulnar nerves.
This should allow the man to control the hand by his thoughts, as well as receiving sensory signals to his brain from the hand’s sensors. It will effectively provide a fast, bidirectional flow of information between the man’s nervous system and the prosthetic hand.
“This is real progress, real hope for amputees. It will be the first prosthetic that will provide real-time sensory feedback for grasping,” Dr Micera said.”
Food Free Food
It is truly said that “America is so rich our poor people are obese.” That seems to grow more true by the moment for the poor, low-information eaters teetering among us on wobbling platform heels or swooping past us in those little electric carts in the supermarkets.
Conversely is also said that “you can never be to rich or too thin.” To confirm that the rich among us are always fooling around with their intake in a binge/purge self-fornication festival. On the one hand many among our rich of pallor have chosen to feed on the lard-laden excrement doled out daily by the current administration and are lining up to by more. On the other hand it would seem that the same wan affluent are lining up to buy food that is so refined and uptight that it has been entirely stripped of what any other culture, any other era, would recognize as… well… food itself. So deep is the affluent American’s longing for thin that we have now arrived at “food free food.”
It is no surprise to anyone paying attention to the long and unwinding national nutrition neurosis that we need to have some new mountain of diet bullshit to climb every five years of so.
Mount Lo-Fat No-Fat.
Mount Creamy No-Fat.
Yes, it is a libidinal landscape made of featureless false and phony foods. It is a dietary desert of drifting sans. Sans lactose. Sans meat. Sans chicken. Sans land animal. Sans face. Salt free. Sugar free. Gluten free. And, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever will be, Kosher.
Up and up the bullshit steams in a never ending inward spinning gyre of dietary dreck and nutritional nuttiness so complicated and so intertwined in morality and self-image that there seems to be, at times, nothing left to eat in a country that has more food per capita than any other nation in the history of the world. To quote that great American philosopher, Chester A. Riley, “What a revoltin’ development this is.”
Read more HERE.
March 1st is the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.
The album spent 741 consecutive weeks on Billboard’s top albums chart, and continued to make sporadic chart appearances thereafter. In 2006 it surpassed 1500 weeks on the chart. It is estimated that one in every fourteen people under the age of 50 in the United States own or have owned a copy. Happy Birthday, DSOTM.
Tool set for women? Or gays?
Lake Baikal, Siberia. Immensely old and deep, it holds one-fifth of all the Earth’s fresh water.
Chicano Frankenstein. I love this!