Real purpose of sanctions 

I’ve always believed that sanctions do not work. If anything, they harm the people on the bottom, and not those at the top. 

I also believe the real reason for sanctions is simply corporate warfare. Controlling markets and global prices is the end game. 


The extension of sanctions against Russia by the EU and their expansion by the United States demonstrated that the restrictive measures will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

The tropicana lie

I hope I’m not the first person to tell you that Tropicana orange juice would be flavorless without the help of a New Jersey perfume company. It probably all made sense 40 or 50 years ago when food and brands were manufactured in similar ways. But over the last 50 years, the core philosophy of corporate branding has shifted from “the story that you tell” to “the promise that you keep.” Tropicana never evolved.

Source: How Tropicana Misled You: The Story of a Bad Brand | Science of Revenue

Not a Crumb-y podcast  

What an interesting show,  particularly about the AIDS hoax. 

David has a wide ranging discussion with famous cartoonist (also musician and writer) Robert Crumb. They talk about AIDS, including their mutual friendship with Christine Maggiore, sex, puritanism, Charlie Hebdou and censorship. For more information on Robert Crumb’s work see,

* Duration: 59:41, Played: 58:29

* Published: 2016-10-25 5:00:00 PM

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Don’t snip the tip

Great interview on male and female circumcision. 

David interviews Robert Darby, an opponent of circumcision, who is very knowledgeable in all aspects. This discussion was prompted when a doctor had his paper in opposition to one of Darby’s retracted, because the only peer reviewer turned out to be a frequent co-author. The discussion passes through the touted benefits, the rare and common harms, the anatomy and purpose of the foreskin, the changing positions of governments and health authorities around the world and, of course, its role in som

* Duration: 55:20

* Published: 2016-12-06 4:26:58 PM

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NASA’s real mission 

At 49:05, you’ll learn the real purpose of NASA. 

* Duration: 56:04, Played: 49:05

* Published: 2016-11-25 12:15:53 AM

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