* I wrote the George Zimmerman section of this Post on or about July 8th before the Jury began deliberation and while the trial was still being litigated.
TABACCO: In 1974 I was in the market for a quadraphonic music system. I went to store A, and the salesman steered me towards his bottom-of-the-line, cheapest Receiver. The salesman correctly assessed that I didn’t have a lot of cash to spend. What he didn’t know was that I might spend $2.25 at Merit Farms for a cheap dinner, but when it came to my quadraphonic dreams, I was working 2-Jobs so I could get closer to the top-of-the-line components!
When I got to store B (Harvey’s Sound to you), the salesman knew the line store A’s salesman was pushing and asked me, “Did he tell you that component line pays store salesmen 20% whereas better, more expensive lines only pay store salesmen 10%?”
I did some more checking and bought my TEAC 4-channel mixer, my Pioneer 4-channel Receiver, my BSR? Turntable, a single stereo DBX Noise Reduction unit and my 4 Bose 501 speakers from Harvey’s Sound, courtesy of my P/T Security Job!
It isn’t what the Salesman tells you that counts; it’s what the Salesman DOESN’T TELL YOU! Not all Salesmen LIE Overtly; but all Salesmen practice LIES OF OMISSION!
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Half a century ago, the Pharmaceutical Industry (German Company, Chemie Grunenthal, invented Thalidomide as an anticonvulsant drug). It was prescribed for expectant mothers, which caused birth defects in their children. A lot of money went into the R&D (Research & Development) of Thalidomide, so the manufacturers didn’t give up on it. Today, Thalidomide is given to patients with Myeloma. No birth defects there – at least none attributable to the fathers!
AIDS patients were overmedicated with AZT in the 1980s. Lots and lots of people died – from AZT – not from AIDS!
So you trust the Pharmaceutical Industry and the AMA implicitly – right! Guess what they’re selling!
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Pepsi (AQUAFINA), Coca Cola (DESANI) & Nestles (DEER PARK, POLAND SPRING, ETC) all have high-profile bottled water from those marvelous springs that would extend your penis if not your life. Trouble is they were all LYING! All those high-profile, expensive bottled waters emanate from upstate reservoirs, not springs in another country. Can you say, “PLAIN OLD FILTERED TAPWATER”!
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In the 1980s they came up with a real doozy – a TV set that allowed you to answer your phone through your TV set. The commercial showed a roomful of people all talking to the person on the phone through the TV. The problems are numerous:
a) Suppose everyone in the room does not know the phone caller;
b) Suppose you want to have a private conversation with the phone caller;
c) Suppose you are recording a TV show;
d) Even if you don’t answer the phone because you are recording, the ringing would probably have ruined the recording;
Finally they came up with a much better option: the phone speaker button, which permits you to move around while talking as well as allowing others in the room to hear the phone caller. And it doesn’t affect video recording. Needless to say that TV/telephone did NOT sell well!
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Then we had those Tea Partyers trying to sell us the idea that Barack Obama was not qualified to be President because he was born in Hawaii? OK, they said he was really born in Kenya, however they neglected to inform us that there are a half-dozen other ways to qualify for the Presidency besides being born in the USA. Nobody seemed to notice that John McCain was born in a military post in the Panama Canal Zone – but then McCain is WHITE! “Whiteness” cures everything! Why were the Tea Partyers selling that Lie? Can you say, “GOPers”!
For those of you still operating under the delusion that the Tea Party is NOT a subset of the GOP, let me remind you that in 2008, the Tea Party supported 138 Political Candidates –
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Do Christian Clerics sell Christianity because their Creed demands it or because there’s lots of Dollar$ in religion?
Do Muslim Imams sell Islam because of Mohammed or is he just another excuse to rake in the Religious Profits?
And who would ever accuse Jews of being preoccupied with the Dollar or 30-pieces of Silver!
Sorry to burst your bubble, folks, but even Religions are SELLING RELIGION! And Religion is a VERY PROFITABLE GROWTH INDUSTRY!
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I have oodles more examples of Salesmen selling SNAKE OIL and you, the Public, being conned! But I see no advantage in supplying oodles more in the way of examples. I have already made my case. QED!
Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.
Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs. Speaking Truth to Power!
In 1981′s ‘Body Heat’, Kathleen Turner said, “Knowledge is power”.