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Old 07-13-2010, 10:13 AM
Boobie the Rocket Dog Boobie the Rocket Dog is offline
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Budweiser - Chicken hearts

Cecil- You've been had, ol' buddy.

The "Center for Science in the Public Interest" is a logo+faxmachine group owned by the left which includes August Busch IV. Just because he sold Anheuser-Busch to Belgians doesn't make it less beholden.

In short, the CSPI has beer to sell and it ain't MILLER.

Try a less political research group.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:37 AM
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Do you have a citation for your Center for Science in the Public Interest comment?

Wikipedia seems to think it has a building for starters, and is a spin off from Nader, not from beer moguls.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:42 AM
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Cecil- You've been had, ol' buddy.

The "Center for Science in the Public Interest" is a logo+faxmachine group owned by the left which includes August Busch IV. Just because he sold Anheuser-Busch to Belgians doesn't make it less beholden.

In short, the CSPI has beer to sell and it ain't MILLER.

Try a less political research group.
Can you provide a cite other than a quote from a talk show host?
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:19 AM
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Oh, I forgot to say "Welcome to the Dope, Boobie the Rocket Dog".
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:53 AM
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I can't find even a nut-group that claims that August Busch IV funds the CSPI.

It's exactly the opposite. Busch and the CSPI are mortal enemies and he funds the nut-groups that attack them.

Center for Consumer Freedom
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The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) (formerly called the "Guest Choice Network (GCN)") is a front group for the restaurant, alcohol, tobacco and other industries. It runs media campaigns which oppose the efforts of scientists, doctors, health advocates, environmentalists and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, calling them "the Nanny Culture -- the growing fraternity of food cops, health care enforcers, anti-meat activists, and meddling bureaucrats who 'know what's best for you.'"
Who runs the CCF? Rick Berman. And where does Berman get his funding?
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As a private company, Berman & Co. is not required to disclose its finances. However, two of its front groups - the Center for Consumer Freedom and the Employment Policies Institute Foundation - are registered as tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, and they are required to disclose some financial information to the Internal Revenue Service which is publicly available by inspecting their IRS Form 990s.

Although Berman refuses to disclose the identity of its anonymous funders, the following companies have been linked to Berman & Co. in news reports and other public documents:

Anheuser-Busch
And why does August Busch IV hate the CSPI so much?
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Anheuser-Busch will remove the caffeine, guarana, and ginseng from its flavored malt beverages Tilt and Bud Extra, and is calling on its competitors in the industry to similarly stop making pre-packaged caffeinated alcohol beverages. The move comes as part of agreements reached with the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest(CSPI), which in February threatened to file suit against the company over the drinks, and a group of 11 state Attorneys General, which has separately been investigating the company.
That's just one aspect of a years-long campaign the CSPI has waged against Anheuser-Busch.

I think this OP may have set a record for being the wrongest in the weirdest way for a first post. And that covers an incredible amount of territory.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:52 PM
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I think this OP may have set a record for being the wrongest in the weirdest way for a first post. And that covers an incredible amount of territory.
Must... not... hijack...

Exapno, what about this one?
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:11 PM
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Must... not... hijack...

Exapno, what about this one?
I agree with every word of the OP. Well, every third word. (Read it carefully.)
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:05 PM
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I agree with every word of the OP. Well, every third word. (Read it carefully.)
Ah yes, of course, every third word. Beg your pardon? Is this a nicely played whoosh, cuz you did get me to go and read it carefully...
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:38 PM
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Ah yes, of course, every third word. Beg your pardon? Is this a nicely played whoosh, cuz you did get me to go and read it carefully...
I win teh internets!
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:45 PM
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I win teh internets!
Watch your back Mapcase, your day will come. Oh yes, your day will come...
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:22 AM
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I would venture to say that light beers as a class tend to have more additives than others, simply because they'd be totally flat and tasteless otherwise.
Like they already aren't?

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Old 07-16-2010, 11:55 AM
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Shows what you know. They're only mostly flat and tasteless.
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