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Came across this & thought I'd point out how advertising has kind of run our thought process for decades. Some no one knew the truth about back when others there were unheeded warnings that no one wanted to believe, there is even one that features Uncle Ronnie & I don't believe that at that time he had any idea of what smoking can really do. The thing is that sometimes we really don't know but it never stops advertisers from trying to influence us anyway. http://www.takepart.com/photos/old-adve ... ur-toddler
Back when, I had a psychologist friend that worked for Reynolds tobacco & he told me how much $$$$ those companies pay MANY psychologists/ psychiatrists, to get to the hearts & souls of we dumb ass consumers--
Must be what's behind all these new designer ailments these days. ADHD for example. Who the hell came up with that one? Brilliant, actually, because I'd bet every man woman and child in America could be diagnosed with this!
Wonder how we as a country ever survived those days without government, bleeding hearts, and lawyers to sound the alarm and "protect" us from ourselves.
SMITTY wrote:Must be what's behind all these new designer ailments these days. ADHD for example. Who the hell came up with that one? Brilliant, actually, because I'd bet every man woman and child in America could be diagnosed with this!
Very true. And as soon as a drug gets approved for one purpose, the companies start doing new "studies" to find or invent additional ailments for which they can be prescribed. It's startling to look at study results and see how often the placebo provides virtually the same benefit as the actual drug.
As far as I know Jpete it was a rat poison for a few years before someone tried it on humans, I always wonder just who is the one that wonders what will work for other purposes & who they get to try it on first.