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Archive for November 2011

McDonald’s out-smarts San Francisco’s toy banners

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Tomorrow San Francisco’s “Healthy Food Incentive Ordinance” – which prohibits restaurants from providing free toys with meals unless the food meets its guidelines – comes into effect. The city government passed this law about a year ago, and  it mainly targets McDonald’s, which provides a free toy with every one of its Happy Meals. Will this mean […]

Rise in parents opting-out of vaccinations for kids

An analysis by the Associated Press finds that the number of parents  that are opting out of vaccination shots for their kids has increased in more than half the U.S. states over the past five years. Eight states – mainly in the West and Midwest – now have levels of exemption that exceed 5 percent, […]

This week’s articles of note

“Pre-occupied: the origins and future of Occupy Wall Street,” The New Yorker, by Mattathias Schwartz “Pepper-spraying taxpayers: ‘diversity’ boondoggles are the real scandal,” National Review Online, by Heather MacDonald “How I stopped worrying and learned to love the OWS protests,” Rolling Stone, by Matt Taibbi “‘The new Tammany Hall,'” Wall Street Journal, by Matthew Kaminski […]

Occupy at Wal-Mart calls shoppers “cum-sumer whores”

Here is a video with Occupy types on Black Friday handing out leaflets to Wal-Mart shoppers, urging them not to be “cum-sumer whores”. This is the level of wit and analytical thinking we’ve come to expect from the Occupiers, who have set themselves up as directly opposed to the masses who submit to “consumer slavery”. The narrator’s references to “feeding frenzy” says […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Occupy’s “Buy Nothing Day”: a grotesque call for mass austerity

The Occupy protesters have launched a “Buy Nothing Day” to coincide with Black Friday. Their campaign oozes with disdain for the working class, and reveals the group’s true colors. It is truly grotesque that, at a time when people are struggling to get jobs and maintain living standards, Occupy is calling for austerity. It shows that their calls to rein […]

Occupy: the sad reality and the mad fantasies

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Far from being clear-eyed, Occupy Wall Street is a blank slate on to which every opportunistic op-ed writer is scribbling his or her pet concerns. Read my spiked article in full here.

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