All Further Articles for 2010-04-15

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Get Fat, Die Young: A Whopper of a Model
Just in case we needed more reasons to assign a special place in Hell to the insurance companies, a study has found they own almost $2 billion stock in the largest fast-food companies - that, on top of $4.5 billion in tobacco company stock. The grease-laden symbiosis came out in a new study by Harvard Medical School. "They are essentially killing off their consumer base, so it's not a sustainable model in the long-term." - Dr. Sara Bleich of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Fighting the Good Fight
Benjamin Hooks, a champion of the dispossessed who led and bolstered the ranks of the NAACP after the peak of the civil rights movement, has died at 85. Hooks was also a preacher, lawyer, judge, businessman and fine orator. "If anyone thinks that we are going to stop agitating, they had better think again. If anyone thinks that we are going to stop litigating, they had better close the courts. If anyone thinks that we are not going to demonstrate and protest, they had better roll up the sidewalks."
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Biryonim – Hooligans – Win
Justice Richard Goldstone - child of South African Jews, opponent of apartheid, human rights advocate, author of the UN report Operation Cast Lead on Israeli war crimes in Gaza, and grandfather - has been disinvited from his own grandson's bar mitzvah after protests by South African Zionists. Shame. "What have these people come to? Do they know what it means to be a Jew? Of course they don't have a religion in that sense because their real religion is Israel." - Richard Silverstein
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