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Re: “A Texas export, Blue Bell Ice Cream arrives in the Triangle

You go, Christina! For such a folksy company, Blue Bell's website is sure secretive. The links for who they are don't mention any people, and the history link is disabled! I finally dredged up a customer comment form, where I made our complaint and got no reply. Later I resent it as a letter (there's no edress), which still hasn't been answered. Just who are these people?

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Posted by thrasher on 07/10/2012 at 4:01 PM

Re: “A Texas export, Blue Bell Ice Cream arrives in the Triangle

Yes, Blue Bell is just as good as cracked up, but hasn't anyone noticed that--at Walmart, at least--it is loaded with h***f***c***s*** (high fructose corn syrup)? This stuff is a GM product and seriously bad for adults and children, causing early-onset diabetes and a sort of addiction in kids. (Now that all agribis corn is GM, so is regular corn syrup, also in Blue Bell--ubiquitous, in fact.)
Sorry, I'm not always a party-pooper.

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Posted by thrasher on 05/03/2012 at 1:35 PM

Re: “In wake of Japan disaster, Duke Energy and critics spar on nuclear cost

I can't pull up or ncwarn. org , either. Anybody else having that problem?

Posted by thrasher on 03/20/2011 at 6:53 PM

Re: “We've seen this movie before: 1994 revisited

I should definitely read the article before I post a comment, but my reading was backed up and my glimpse at the article caused a knee-jerk comment.

Posted by thrasher on 11/11/2010 at 1:05 PM

Re: “We've seen this movie before: 1994 revisited

Where did Hal hear that David Price lost? Both NCBOE and the N&O show final results with Price almost 40,000 votes over Larson. What could have happened in 20 minutes? Hope Hal is wrong.

Posted by thrasher on 11/10/2010 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Notes from the Rally to Restore Sanity

As a fan of both Jon and Stephen, I had great enthusiasm for this event even though I was limited to watching on my pc because I am old and can no longer afford either basic cable or a trip to Washington. I watched in increasing dismay as carefully researched, factual criticisms of the Right from the Left were equated and lumped together with the corresponding lies from FOX and the Tea Party. While I agree that Olbermann and Maddow spend too much time dwelling on the foolishness, libel, and incitement-to-violence of the likes of Limbaugh, Palin, and Beck, left wing calls for ending imperialism, indictment of the Bush regime, restoration of human rights and civil liberties, or mobilization of the defense of our climate are hardly insane rantings, lies, or name-calling.

The three hours spent bewailing our country's crippling polarization passed devoid of even the slightest mention of the glaring cause of the schism or even of critical issues. During Jon's equally empty and even truthy closing speech, I began to realize what I had been sucked into: We were all participating in a three-hour promotion of Comedy Central! This wasn't an effort to resolve political differences, but a pitch for Comedy Central over MSNBC and FOX--simply one corporation against the competition for ratings. Koch Industries created the Tea Party to make fools of the benighted, and now Viacom has done the same to us who should know better. If Jon and Stephen wanted to save our country, they would grapple with the well-founded fears of the sane that our erstwhile democracy is being supplanted and dismantled by a corporate plutocracy for the sole purpose of taking all our money and that, if liberals don't find a way to get through to the mad hatter, dormouse dittoheads--and their appeasers--, we shall lose our climate, and fascism (not socialism) will prevail for real. But Viacom, as one of the plutocrats, is hardly going to pay them to spread that word.


Posted by thrasher on 11/04/2010 at 3:30 PM

Re: “CREE's overseas tactic secures $2 million from Durham Commissioners

I am tired of our elected officials handing over our tax money to enrich corporate officers. I sympathize with Durham's need to keep large employers, but do we really want to support and work for companies showing such a ruthless disregard for ethics. Will CREE ever be a trustworthy citizen working in the public interest, or will they constantly take up our time and money finding ways to milk both the community and those who work for them? Can't Durham find more promising investments? This one is clearly counterproductive.

Posted by thrasher on 09/15/2010 at 2:59 PM

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