Chaleo Yoovidhya, creator of the world-famous energy drink Red Bull, passed away today of natural causes. He was 89.
The self-made billionaire, listed by Forbes as the richest man in Thailand, launched Red Bull (Krathing Daeng in Thailand) in the 70’s through his company, T.C. Pharmaceuticals. It was an instant hit among truck drivers and construction workers.
In the early 80’s, Chaleo was persuaded by Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz to introduce the drink in foreign markets. Mateschitz, then an international marketing director, would make frequent trips to Thailand, and found that “one glass [of Krating Daeng] and the jet lag was gone.”
Chaleo partnered with Mateschitz, and Red Bull quickly took flight. It is currently sold in over 70 countries.
A 33 year old supporter of President Obama has plead guilty to threatening the lives of Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his family, KTAR.com reported.
[Adam Eugene] Cox was originally arrested on January 27 as the main suspect in an Arpaio death threat investigation that began on the Internet.
Cox’s threats read, in part: “I plan to kill Arpaio first. He will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out. I promise you this. He won’t f**k with Obama. He will be buried 10 feet under and his whole family will be murdered along with him.”
Cox’s postings indicated that he is an avid President Obama supporter, and that Apraio’s investigation into the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate may be behind his threat to kill the sheriff. Cox’s mother confirmed with police that he is an avid President Obama supporter.
I doubt President Obama will be calling Arpaio with any words of support, especially after his news conference regarding the birth certificate investigation earlier this month.
On the list of the world’s most unnecessary occupations—aromatherapist, golf pro, journalism professor, vice president of the United States?—?that of medical ethicist ranks very high. They are happily employed by pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and other outposts of the vast medical-industrial combine, where their job is to advise the boss to go ahead and do what he was going to do anyway (“Put it on the market!” “Pull the plug on the geezer!”). They also attend conferences where they take turns sitting on panels talking with one another and then sitting in the audience watching panels of other medical ethicists talking with one another. Their professional specialty is the “thought experiment,” which is the best kind of experiment because you don’t have to buy test tubes or leave the office. And sometimes they get jobs at universities, teaching other people to become ethicists. It is a cozy, happy world they live in.
But it was painfully roiled last month, when a pair of medical ethicists took to their profession’s bible, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and published an essay with a misleadingly inconclusive title: “After-birth Abortion: Why should the baby live?” It was a misleading title because the authors believe the answer to the question is: “Beats me.”
The left, they are comin’ for ya!
Right at the top, the ethicists summarized the point of their article. “What we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.”
Utah Governor Gary Herbert made his objection to the state’s abstinence-only bill known last night when he vetoed the legislation.
HB363, which would have forced schools that teach sex-ed to make classes entirely about abstinence, was approved by the state Senate on March 6th.
In addition to making sex-ed effectively toothless, the bill would have banned teachers and students from discussing contraception and homosexuality in the classroom.
Prior to the veto, Gov. Herbert told reporters he thought the existing curriculum “works pretty well.” Utah currently requires parents to opt in to sex-ed classes in writing. A survey by the Salt Lake Tribune found that “the vast majority of parents opt in to the instruction.”
“After careful review of existing law and following extensive discussions with stakeholders on both sides of the issue,” Herbert said today. “I am convinced the existing statutory framework respects these two principles, while HB363 simply goes too far by constricting parental options.”
An online petition opposing the bill received over 40,000 signatures; and the governor’s office was flooded with thousands of letters from concerned citizens asking Herbert to veto the bill.
The legislation’s co-sponsor, Sen. Margaret Dayton (R), expressed her disappointment at the governor’s decision, saying she found teaching students about contraception akin to telling them to avoid drugs while showing them how to “mainline” heroin.
Principal says schools at fault
Chris Woodward – OneNewsNow
It’s not something you might expect to hear from a school principal, but Jeffrey Wick of Bowling Green, Virginia, says the public school system is helping to destroy the country’s foundation.
Wick is now offering his thoughts in his new book Public Education: The Final Solution in the Conquest of America’s Ideals.
“I think we’re at a state in our country where we are on that precipice, as a lot of us believe, and part of the reason we’re in this problem is what the public schools do,” says Wick. “It’s not necessarily what the teachers are doing, but it’s the philosophy that’s guiding the system.”
Wick’s desire is to encourage the nation to return to its greatness — “which is its Christian foundation, freedom that we were founded upon, sacrifice, hard work, rugged individualism and all those traits that our founders based our Constitution and our nation upon,” he explains.
Wick says in order for the U.S. to be transformed from the great country that it is into a socialistic type of nation where people are dependent on government, the family, the Christian faith, and patriotism have to be attacked.
“As the first two are destroyed, that creates a void,” the principal says, “and I think the government steps in and tries to take that role.
Destroy all churches: Obama silent while Saudi grand mufti targets Christianity Of course he is silent, they are doing what he wants to do in the USA…
Whitewater Landing: Little Rock Airport to be renamed for Bill and Hillary Clinton Why? They do not even live in Arkansas!
(Politico) — White House staff knew enough about Solyndra’s troubles in January 2011 to dismiss talk of inviting the company’s executives into President Barack Obama’s special State of the Union box, internal emails released Friday show.
The idea of seating Solyndra officials with Michelle Obama in the Capitol during the president’s nationally televised speech came up around the same time that DOE was preparing a controversial change to the company’s $535 million federal loan guarantee, which wound up increasing the risk to taxpayers.
But Daniella Gibbs Léger, director of White House message events, batted down the idea of a State of the Union invite before it could be raised among her superiors. “Can’t do Solyndra…they’ve run into some issues recently. ,” she wrote on Jan. 5, 2011.
Obama had given a shout-out to the California solar company in his 2010 address, though he didn’t mention it by name. An administration official said Friday that discussion of bringing Solyndra officials to the 2011 speech “didn’t even make it to any sort of serious consideration.”
Leger’s rejection appears in the administration’s latest Solyndra-related Friday document dump — this one involving 457 pages sent to the House Energy and Commerce Committee — and offers further confirmation of White House aides fretting over the struggling company. POLITICO obtained the emails from a government source late Friday.