I really dislike many of the regulations and barriers being put in place in Canada and the US, but the truth is we are the last bastion. We have been trying, partially through regulation, partially through socioeconomics, to slow our impact on climate change but the damage has been done by places like china and india to the point where it really too late. They have ruined the environment completely in their countries and if it werent for western society giving half a shit the world would already be experiencing the scary post apocalypse reality that has been predicted by so many climate scientists..
It can still be fun to compare and contrast the various fictions and shreds of fact surrounding Davis, Crawford and Baby Jane many of which are recounted in Shaun Considine 1989 book Bette Joan: The Divine Feud, which Nehme notes is lively but also erratically sourced Take all of the tales about Davis and Crawford with a grain of salt, from their reported dueling romantic trysts with the actor Franchot Tone in the 1930s to their catty back and forth exchanges in gossip rags. Know who The Star was written about, don’t you? Davis is reported to have said of the 1952 film in which she played a washed up movie queen. Crawford But there is some truth buried within all the exaggerations..
All you need to do to compare brand name products against their generic versions is look at the packaging information on the side. Pick up a box of Claritin and you’ll see that the active ingredient is loratadine, which you can also buy as a generic drug for a fraction of the price. In many cases, the same manufacturers produce the generic products and the brand name.
None of which makes him a liberal he also says the all male priesthood is not subject to debate, nor is abortion, nor is the definition of marriage. But his focus on the poor and the fact that the world’s poorest 50% control barely 1% of its wealth unsettles those who defend capitalism as the most successful antipoverty program in history. You could argue that he is Teddy Roosevelt protecting capitalism from its own excesses or he is simply saying what Popes before him have said, that Jesus calls us to care for the least among us only he’s saying it in a way that people seem to be hearing differently.
GORDON: Well, Andy, let me stop you there and ask you in terms of just reconciling. Let’s take Nike and Wal Mart as a for instance. You talked about all of the monies that stay in the community through Nike, yet there were those who were concerned about the literal death of young people because of those $100 shoes, the pressure it put on poor parents to buy them.