Archive for July, 2013

“On his Monday show, Rush Limbaugh ranted against “white guilt” and “Caucasians” getting “blamed for slavery when they’ve done more to end it than any other race, and within the bounds of the Constitution to boot.”

“White guilt is doing nothing for anybody, and white guilt is not solving anything,” Limbaugh said. “And besides that, a little history lesson for you. If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians.”*

Rush Limbaugh is back with more hypocrisy– now he’s saying this country shouldn’t be talking about slavery or even have white guilt, because white people ended slavery! But…who started slavery in the U.S.?

“British lottery winner Callie Rogers says despite having spent all but a few thousand of her winnings, she is happier today than she ever was as a millionaire.

Rogers was only 16 and earning £3.60 ($5.50) an hour when she won a National Lottery jackpot worth £1,875,000 (roughly $2,846,812) in 2003, according to the Telegraph. At the time, she vowed to behave responsibly.

But as teenagers often do, Rogers quickly changed her mind and began spending her windfall.”*

It was only a matter of time before people involved with the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, would begin to cash in….  Well here’s the first one!

( Regardless of your opinion of the verdict, we are all curious as to what the Jurors were thinking during deliberations.  Here  is an insight of what Juror B37 ( who coincidentally signed a Book Deal today with Martin Literary Management, an agency based in Mercer Island, Washington, the firm’s president, Sharlene Martin, said in a statement on Monday)  thought during deliberations.  Watch the exclusive AC360 video below.

Juror B37, The Pet Lover:

B37 is described as a middle-aged white woman who owns many pets. She worked for a chiropractor for 16 years and has two children – a 24-year-old dog groomer and a 27-year-old who attends the University of Central Florida. Both are girls. Her husband has a concealed weapons permit, and while she used to have one, she let it expire.Trayvon Jury

Interesting tidbit: After Trayvon Martin’s murder, she described the protests in Sanford as “riots.”

– Blackberg TV

#Zimmerman Juror #B37: “There were a couple of jurors who wanted to find him guilty of something.”

@MiamiHerald 37 minutes ago

“Justin Carter, the Texas teen jailed over a sarcastic Facebook comment, is reportedly on suicide watch.

“He’s very depressed, very scared, and … concerned that he’s not going to get out,” Carter’s father, Jack, said in an interview with CNN Tuesday. “He’s pretty much lost all hope.”

Carter, 19, was arrested in February of this year following an argument he had on Facebook regarding “League of Legends,” an online video game.”


in-march-the-brand-changed-its-recipe-so-it-wouldnt-have-to-put-cancer-warnings-on-its-canDo YOU Drink Pepsi?  Then You BETTER READ THIS!!!!

(CBSNEWS) Watchdog group The Center for Environmental Health has found that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi contains a high level of a probable carcinogen, despite the company’s claims that it has removed the chemical.

The Center for Environmental Health said that Pepsi bought from 10 different states contained 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel. The compound can form during the cooking process and, as a result, may be found in trace amounts in many foods.

In March, PepsiCo Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. both said they would adjust their formulas nationally after California passed a law mandating drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens come with a cancer warning label. Coca-Cola Co. told at the time that the changes were made for drinks sold in California so they would adhere to the law, but the formula of the beverage would not be affected. The changes were made nationally so the company wouldn’t have to have separate inventory of products for different locations, but not worldwide.

“The caramel color in all of our products has been, is and always will be safe,” Coca-Cola Co. spokesperson Ben Sheidler said.

The Center for Environmental Health found via testing that while Coke products no longer test positive for the chemical, Pepsi products sold outside of California still do.

Pepsi said its caramel coloring suppliers are changing their manufacturing process to cut the amount of 4-Mel in its caramel. That process is complete in California and will be finished in February 2014 in the rest of the country. Pepsi said it will also be taken out globally, but did not indicate a timeline.

Meanwhile, the company said the FDA and other regulatory agencies around the world consider Pepsi’s caramel coloring safe.

Coca-Cola said it has transitioned to using a modified caramel in U.S. markets beyond California that does not contain Mel-4, so it wouldn’t have to have separate inventory of products for different locations.

The Center for Environmental Health said it commissioned Eurofins Analystical laboratory in Metairie, La., to test Coke and Pepsi products from California in May and from across the country in June.

The lab did not find the chemical in California products. And it found no 4-Mel in nine out of 10 Coke products outside of the state. But it found levels of 4-Mel that are 4 to 8 times higher than California safety levels in all 10 Pepsi products purchased outside California, according to the Center for Environmental Health.

Trace amounts of 4-Mel have not been linked to cancer in humans. The American Beverage Association said that California added the coloring to its list of carcinogens with no studies showing that it causes cancer in humans. It noted that the listing was based on a single study in lab mice and rats.

The Food and Drug Administration has also said that a consumer would have to drink more than 1,000 cans of soda a day to reach the doses administered that have shown links to cancer in rodents.

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo account for almost 90 percent of the soda market, according to industry tracker Beverage Digest.