Monday, October 24, 2011

"Hot Coffee" - How Corporations Rule (video), Wisdom Quarterly
(HBO, Susan Saladoff) Stories we're told by corporate media hide shocking truths.

Is Justice Being Served?
["Tort reform? What's tort reform? "Forced arbitration and 'frivolous' lawsuits," now that's G.W. Bush and Dick "Halliburton" Cheney will not stand for!] Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his Top 10 list. And more than 15 years later, its infamy continues.

Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s corporations and legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts?

Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the 81-year-old Albuquerque woman who spilled scalding coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort, and to what end.

How corporate America destroyed our rights in court

[Hint: Corporations fabricated AstroTurf organizations to undermine our legal standing against them in court whenever they are liable for anything from irresponsibility, to criminal negligence, to rape. Yes, rape. KBR/Halliburton got a case against them redirected to private arbitration in the case of the group rape of Jamie Leigh Jones.] See the film, and decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee.

Jamie Leigh Jones, featured in "Hot Coffee" was raped by corporate (Halliburton/KBR) forces in Iraq (Mother Jones/

“Eye-opening indictment of the way big business spins the media.”

“Stunning debut … Sends audiences out of the theater thinking in a brand new way.”
—Washington Post

“Entertaining, informative…vividly illuminating.”
—Hollywood Reporter

Why, Why, Why?
Wisdom Quarterly (ANALYSIS)

Why was the coffee so hot (190 degrees or just 22 degrees below boiling) even after 700 complaints to McDonalds? Three reasons: it was corporate policy. But why? To mask with heat the flavor of the cheap coffee beans used by McDonald's and, moreover, to keep people from asking for a second free cup of coffee because by the time the first one cools, most customers have already left the fast food outlet.

Why was Pfc. Jamie Jones gang raped so badly by US soldiers ahd Halliburton/KBR contractors that she needed reconstructive surgery? Rape is a perk for our troops in Iraq -- homosexual sodomy of fellow US soldiers, sexual assault of nearly all female troops and support staff, rape and murder of Iraqi girls (maybe boys and prisoners, too). Don't ask, don't tell. It's torture, it puts people (prisoners as well as soldiers) in their place, keeps the hierarchy/patriarchy and our culture of violence alive. It's CIA policy.

"I'm lovin' it?" "You know you like it hot."