The Tobacco Conspiracy (Full Version)

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A history of the tobacco industry’s lies and scams. From the US in 1953 to Africa today, the controversy between individual responsibility and corporate greed is portrayed in a lucid, undaunted manner.

From scientific frauds to working with organized crime, tobacco companies show their hidden agenda more clearly than ever in this theatrically released documentary.

More than three years of investigating all over the world has allowed Nadia Collot to decipher the attitudes of an industry that, in spite of many prevention campaigns still expands its power at the cost of public health. Three aspects of industry behavior are studied:

1. Scientific subversion: proof of the manipulation of scientific evidence and buying out of scientists to maintain controversy over the health issues related to smoking, but even more so today, related to environmental tobacco smoke.

2. Ideological subversion: whether it be through clever and disguised product placements on screen or TV, creating its own biased health messages, implementing subtle and ingenious marketing tactics or using political lobbying manoeuvres, the tobacco industry has gone to unbelievable extents to do what it says it never will.

3. Economic strategies: to develop as fast as possible, to infiltrate closed-market countries, to better reach the young and the poor, smuggling is one of the ways the industry has chosen to organize its international growth.

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Who’s Afraid of an Open Debate? The Truth About the Commission on Presidential Debates (Full Version)

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2012 – The Commission on Presidential Debates is a private corporation headed by the former chairmen of the Republican and Democratic parties. The CPD is a duopoly which allows the major party candidates to draft secret agreements about debate arrangements including moderators, debate format and even participants. The result is a travesty riddled with sterile, non-contentious arguments which consistently exclude alternative voices that Americans want to hear.

This documentary also reveals the big corporations who “sponsor” the CPD and how third party candidates are purposely excluded. One of these sponsors, Annheiser Busch, is partly owned by Senator John McCain’s wife.  Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura’s election as an independent candidate proves that opening up debates can lead to real change – something the entrenched Republican and Democratic Parties don’t want to see.

 

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6 comments to Who’s Afraid of an Open Debate? The Truth About the Commission on Presidential Debates (Full Version)

  • schlomo

    I noticed that after the debate one of the women in the audience who asked a question clearly knew Mitt Romney’s wife and they hugged each other. I noticed another woman who asked a question also seemed to be friendly with Romney after the debate ended and everyone was taking photos and shaking hands. It would be great if you could post some screen shots of those moments.

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  • Howard T. Lewis III

    I would rather pull out my own teeth with a pair of pliers while listening to The Captain and Tenielle singing ‘Muskrat Love’ than watch Obummer the Lobopresident and Mittens the Sellout fawn over each other at a staged debate. Cockroaches would flee the decay of it all.

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  • Jolene Kniffing

    Thank you very much for your hard work in exposing secret combinations and giving us more opportunity to do something about it. I’m so proud of the American people who are fighting this corruption and that I have an opportunity to join them. Our government leaders need to keep their promise of upholding the Constitution or be prosecuted and punished.

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  • Mike in MI

    Great information! We need diversity of opinions in the debates

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  • Mike in MI

    If the first requirement for participation is evidence of Constitutional Eligibility pursuant to Art II Sec 1, why was Obama permitted into the debates?

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