Posts Tagged ‘conspiracy’

Panda Pledge Not Enough – Panda Express Booted From UC Berkeley

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

All you have to do is scan the excellent live blog transcript from Katie Baker here to see how and why the Panda Express proposal over at UC Berkeley got kicked to the curb. For a shorter take, this detailed PANDA conspiracy chart explains everything. It all fits together, man!

Baffled Panda Express Panda, getting kicked to the curb:

The kids at UCSF don’t seem to mind the P.E. they have up atop foggy Parnassus:

Raise your left paw and recite The Pledge:

We never, ever add MSG

We cook only in 100% soybean oil

We chop our veggies fresh every day

We prepare our unique sauces in-house 

When, Oh When, Will the East Bay Area Get Its Giant Pandas?

San Francisco’s Steve Lightfoot Continues His Stephen King Crusade in Florida

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Remember this guy and his van? He was as big as Frank Chu, back in the day. Atop the list of the World’s Weirdest/Stupidest Conspiracy Theories is the one from Steve Lightfoot. Why? ‘Cause he believes it was Stephen King, not Mark David Chapman, who shot John Lennon in 1980.

Steve’s in the news again now, for getting hauled out of a public meeting in Sarasota, Florida.

In Golden Gate Park, a while back:

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Steve should have moved on to the JFK murder conspiracy or even the 911 Truth movement by now.

Oh well, look for him around town – he’ll be back someday.

Got Conspiracy? The Cabal That Keeps Milk Prices High in California

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

So, the state of California won’t allow lower milk prices? Sure seems that way. Here’s how it looked at a San Francisco Lucky Supermarket the other day:

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The Soviets over at the California Department of Food and Agriculture regulate milk prices? Yes, srsly.

You see, dairy farmers and the state of California like high milk prices. This cabal works together thusly:

California Dairy farmers want state to raise milk prices

Record milk price provides relief for dairies

Read the news and turn the pages:

Dairy Industry Crushed Innovator Who Bested Price-Control System

THE LAND OF MILK AND MONEY:

15-farm empire bucks industry

Not only does Food and Ag play a role in keeping milk prices high, they seem to relish offering excuses for their behaviour.

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So, by the numbers:

4. Q: Why are milk prices regulated?
A: Another way to ask the same question is, “To what extent is governmental intervention still needed to achieve orderly marketing of dairy products?”

No, the way to ask the question is “why are milk prices regulated?” Or, why are milk prices so damn high? Or, why the hell is there a minimum price on milk? Answer: To please Big Dairy.

Next question:

5. Q: How do California’s milk standards differ from other states?
From the nutritionist’s standpoint, California’s fluid milk standard is healthier

No, the proper answer is “in a trivial fashion.” Why would California have such a minor difference in milk standards? To segment the market in order to please Big Dairy, that’s why.

Next question:

11. Q: How much does it cost to produce a gallon of milk?
Input costs, such as processing labor, delivery and raw product costs vary considerably.

Why on earth should the Kalifornia Kommisars even care about this issue?

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Dairy Division on patrol, looking for illegal sales of low priced milk. 

The final outrage:

16. Q: Can outsourcing milk to other states reduce the retail price of milk?

Outsourcing“? Don’t they mean importing? Yes they do, but the word importing has a neutral point of view.

Thankfully, we’ve made it to the bottom of the FAQ page.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is required to comply with the wishes of the Legislature and the Governor, of course. The mystery is why Food and Ag feels it necessary to defend the wishes of the Legislature and the Governor with this extremely bogus and self-serving FAQ page. The World Wonders.

(And if you like high milk prices, you’re going to love getting sprayed with crop dusters over your house this summer. BAM!

Bay to Breakers 2008 – The Truth About Hayes Street Hill

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Here’s what they want you to believe: the route of the Bay to Breakers footrace is all downhill after topping the Hayes Street Hill. From the website:

ING Bay to Breakers is a 12K (7.46 miles) course. From sea level at the Embarcadero the course rises steeply along Hayes Street Hill. Around the 2.5-mile mark runners climb an 11.15% grade between Fillmore and Steiner, bringing them to the highest point in the race, approximately 215 feet above sea level. The remainder of the course gradually flows downhill alongside the Panhandle and through Golden Gate Park.

But that’s simply not true. Take a look at this elevation profile. See? After dipping down a bit the course continues to rise and reaches its highest point in Golden Gate Park. So there’s a reason why it feels you’re going uphill after conquering the Hayes Street Hill – you are going uphill.

Thousands of runners are in Golden Gate Park today preparing for tomorrow’s race. Going to the west uphill in the Panhandle:

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Why does the mainstream media repeat a falsehood year after year? Laziness, mostly.

But check for yourself, if you want. Mike did last year and came to this conclusion:

According to the Garmin GPS I was using, the highest point is indeed in GG Park, not the top of Hayes Street Hill.

So plan your racing strategy accordingly.

Have fun tomorrow!

9/11 TRUTH FOR PEACE: West Coast Convergence in Golden Gate Park

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Ninety minutes into this weekend’s 9/11 TRUTH FOR PEACE: West Coast Convergence the crowd at the event in the Golden Gate Park panhandle was eighty strong, so let’s call that a turnout of over a hundred altogether for the whole thing.

As the JFK assasination is to 9/11….

Oswald is to the 19 hijackers,

The Warren Commission is to the 9-11 Commission,

And, conspiracy theorists are to conspiracy theorists

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O.K., then.

Some 9/11er’s aren’t feeling the love from the “so-called alternative media,” it seems. That was one of their beefs.

Look for these people at the next large public event you attend. They’ll be there.