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let’s play monopoly
February 18, 2011, 6:35 am
Filed under: Politics

At&t and Verizon merger 2007. Hmmm. It’s 2010 and Apple has made iPhone available to both, marketed as two separate entities!

Well, perhaps it was in early 2009, according to this WSJ article.  In any case, greed is obviously winning this game of chess.  The prize, America’s soul.  It seems our anti-monopoly laws are meaningless.

The CEOs must be yuk-yuk-ing it up at their favorite yacht club, slapping congratulatory backs.

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From the Feingold eNewsletter Feb/2011
February 15, 2011, 6:43 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Written by, Shula Edelkind, Feingold eNews Editor.

Recently, my neighbor’s little girl came to my door to sell Girl Scout Cookies. I know none of them are acceptable, but I didn’t think giving the child a lecture about it was a good idea. And she’s our neighbor. So I bought two boxes, which I suppose I will feed to the birds when they arrive. Somehow, it makes me think … that while of course the supermarkets are full of unacceptable cookies, the ones sold by the Girl Scouts should be a cut above. They should be natural. They should be safe for children to eat.

In fact, the more I think about it, while every flavor of Girl Scout cookie today is laced with the preservative TBHQ, I can assure you that the first Girl Scout Cookies – in the 1930’s – were not.

If you feel the same way I do, you just might like to call or email their corporate offices to tell them why you think they should bring their cookie up to their early standards at least; to tell them why our Girl Scouts – and their customers – deserve a better quality cookie. Their phone numbers are: (800) 478-7248 and (212) 852-8000, and they can be emailed from this form.