Monday, 12 September 2011

Hearsay



Yesterday I heard,
‘A 10c can and bottle deposit system would do little to improve recycling.’
Source: Coca Cola -Amatil.

Last week I heard,
‘There is no credible evidence that mobile phones usage raises the risk of brain tumours.’
Source: Eriksson, Nokia etc.

Last month I heard,
‘Coal seam gas fracking was safe and would not harm groundwater.’
Source: Arrow Energy.

A year ago I heard,
‘A price on carbon would cripple the economy.’
Source: ‘Climate change is bunkum” Abbott.

Two years ago I heard,
‘Big miners will cease operations in Australia if their profits are taxed.’
Source: Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

Twenty years ago I heard,
‘Lead in petrol is essential to prevent engine wear.’
Source: GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, etc.

Thirty years ago I heard,
‘You cannot build brake pads, linings and clutches without asbestos.’
Source: Hardy-Ferodo.

Forty years ago I heard,
‘There is no evidence that tobacco smoking is harmful.’
Source: Philip Morris and British Tobacco.

Fifty years ago I heard,
‘A self abuser very often goes out of his mind and becomes an idiot.’
Source: Lord Baden Powell.




Sixty years ago I heard,
‘Wanking causes blindness.’
Source: Some kids at school.

27 comments:

  1. Haha great stuff. Loved it.

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  2. This is superbe Stafford - I'll tweet it for you - a perfect way to make a point in a subtle but not ranty way - applause!

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  3. Its amazing what spin doctors will say to get you to buy their product without a shred of evidence to back up their claims :-).

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  4. Excellent stuff Stafford - Big business only looks after its own interests.

    Mmmmm - left a similar observation on another blog I have visited (thinking it the only one) - all your blogger tools are visible - maybe mine are(?) so the potential is there to seriously mess up your blog.

    Thought you should know. I will visit mine from elsewhere and see if it is a problem to some - but not all - blogger blogs.

    Anna :o]

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  5. Stafford - quick update.

    If I visit other blogger blogs from my blog user address - many, including my own have all the editing tools visible.

    If I visit blogs from the 'real me' user site - mine doesn't, but yours still does.

    Peculiar and possibly damaging state of affairs.

    Anna :o]

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  6. Yes, if we are looking for "truth" one might consider the source. You are amazing... the things you listen to.

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  7. Let's see... haven't I always heard, "They lie?"

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  8. And what makes you deaf?

    Great well posed post Stafford.

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  9. Greetings:

    We are celebrating one year anniversary, wish to say thank you for the support in the past year, it would be a delight to have you share a piece of poetry with us today!
    You Deserve The Best!

    Bless your Monday!
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    Jingle Poetry Community

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  10. Oh, good to 'see' you again; it's been awhile. Thanks for the visit.

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  11. great stuff stafford!

    as to the visible tools, someone should try stuffing up someone elses blog...you could change it back!

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  12. Delightful, Stafford! Thank you for making me grimmace and laugh at the same time. OOOO the "truths" they claim to tell. LOL.
    FYI, I FB shared with a dare to read.

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  13. Five hundred years ago I heard the earth was flat. Source: Anyone associated with the Catholic church.
    And actually, wanking causes you to grow hairs on your palms. Source: Also anyone associated with the Catholic Church. Hahaha.

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