Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tobacco -- U.S. Govermental Shame

The elected lawmakers of the government of the United States of America are complicit in the murder of American citizens; they continue to aid and abet the growing, manufacturing, and marketing of tobacco products even though they (and every 21st century American) now know that smoking tobacco kills smokers.

Why? Because tobacco usage is so wonderfully profitable. Tobacco is highly addictive. Tobacco addiction is unbelievably lucrative. The industry provides jobs. The sales provide outlandish profits to multi-millionaire company owners. The taxes levied on tobacco products provide many, many dollars to corrupt government officials and uncaring lobbyists.

That's Why!

Except for the follow the money motive, there is no legitimate excuse for this or any other government-sanctioned wholesale murder.

And History will surely reveal the shameful truth.


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Regarding HISTORY: On this day, March 27 in 1973, the actor Marlon Brando declined the Academy Award for Best Actor for his career-reviving performance in The Godfather. The Native American actress Sacheen Littlefeather attended the ceremony in Brando’s place, stating that the actor “very regretfully” could not accept the award, as he was protesting Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film.

Brando was the second performer to turn down a Best Actor Oscar; the first was George C. Scott, who politely declined to accept his award for Patton in 1971 and reportedly said of the Academy Awards hoopla: “I don’t want any part of it.” Scott had previously declined a Best Supporting Actor nomination for The Hustler (1961).

Interesting details about this subject here



complicit  (kuhm-plis-it)
Associated with or participating in a questionable act or a crime.

An individual or group of individuals is complicit in a crime if he/she is aware of its occurrence and has the ability to report or stop the crime, but fails to do so. As such, the individual or group effectively allows criminals to carry out a crime despite possibly being able to stop them, thus making the individual or group a de facto accessory to the crime rather than an innocent bystander.



David Janssen
 Born Mar 27, 1931
Died  Feb 13, 1980

David Janssen was an American film and television actor who is best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Kimble in the television series The Fugitive (1963–1967), the starring role in the 1950s hit detective series Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960), and as Harry Orwell on Harry O.

 Born Mar 27, 1970
Age:   42 years old

Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and philanthropist. Carey released her self-titled debut studio album Mariah Carey in 1990; it went multi-platinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

With her success with hit records Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993), and Merry Christmas (1994), Carey was established as Columbia's highest-selling act. Daydream (1995) made music history when its second single "One Sweet Day".

In a career spanning over two decades, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Born Mar 27, 1963
Age:   49 years old

Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor.

His career began in the late 1980s, when he wrote and directed My Best Friend's Birthday; its screenplay would form the basis for True Romance. In the early 1990s, he began his career as an independent filmmaker with the release of Reservoir Dogs (1992); regarded as a classic and cult hit, it was opined as the "Greatest Independent Film of All Time" by Empire magazine. Its popularity was boosted by the release of his second film, Pulp Fiction (1994), a neo-noir crime film that became a major critical and commercial success, widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Paying homage to 1970s blaxploitation films, Tarantino released Jackie Brown in 1997, an adaptation of the novel Rum Punch.

Kill Bill followed six years later -- released as two films, Vol. 1 (2003) and Vol. 2 (2004) -- a highly stylized "revenge flick" in the cinematic traditions of Chinese martial arts, spaghetti westerns and Italian horror. He released Death Proof (2007) as part of a double feature with friend Robert Rodriguez under the collective title Grindhouse. His long-postponed Inglourious Basterds (2009) became Tarantino's second highest-grossing film to date ($321 million), which tells the fictional alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany's political leadership. His most recent and highest grossing work is Django Unchained (2012), a western film set in the antebellum era of the Deep South, receiving critical acclaim.

Born Mar 27, 1924
Died:  Apr 3, 1990

Sarah Lois Vaughan was an American jazz singer, described by Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century." Nicknamed "Sailor" (for her salty speech), "Sassy" and "The Divine One", Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon her its "highest honor in jazz", the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989.


A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.
--Everett Dirksen
(U.S. Senator, 1950–1969)

Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.

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