Snide Remarks – Truth Decay

http://www.ericdsnider.com/snide/truth-decay/

Not me. I will not be bullied into silence simply because what I’m saying is nonsense.

I oppose fluoridation because it is too risky. More than two-thirds of the country already does it, and it’s been going on for more than half a century, and doctors and scientists have actual data showing that it helps improve oral health in the communities that have it.

In other words, the jury is still out.

What if the health risks of adding a microscopic amount of fluoride to drinking water don’t manifest themselves until the SECOND half-century of doing it? What if the only people able to recognize the damage it does aren’t doctors and scientists but conspiracy theorists and people on Facebook?

Nailed that one there.

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Fortune 500 profits near record. Socialist to Blame

http://m.economictimes.com/news/international-business/fortune-500-profits-near-record-wal-mart-replaces-exxonmobil-as-biggest-revenue-maker/articleshow/19919804.cms

NEW YORK: The 500 largest US companies scored near-record profits last year and retailer Wal-Mart replaced ExxonMobil as the biggest revenue maker on the annual list, Fortune magazine said Monday.

Apple cracked into the top 10 companies for the first time, vaulting into sixth place from the prior year’s number 17 slot.

The combined earnings of the Fortune 500 came in at $820 billion in 2012, slipping from the all-time high of $824.5 billion in 2011.

Missed it by a “small fortune”.

I am terribly curious to see how the whole 3D printing tech can shake things up.  Printing your own little thing is a lot cooler and cheaper than having it shipped halfway around the whole.

The Solar Power Company Fox News Won’t Mention

The U.S. solar company posted a net profit of $59.1 million, or 66 cents per share, for the first quarter. This compares with a loss of $449.4 million, or $5.20 per share, in the year-ago period, which included $444 million in restructuring charges and costs in excess of normal warranty.

Excluding items, First Solar earned 69 cents a share, below the 75 cents expected on average by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Revenue rose 52 percent to $755.2 million, above Wall Street expectations of $725.3 million.

via First Solar posts profit, backs 2013 view | Reuters.

I’m pretty sure Fox (and by their nature, Republicans) only think one solar company ever existed or got government help in the history of the country.   Pointed out that others both and exist and are doing o.k. makes minds melt, and is therefore considered some kind of lie.