Cocaine Hypocrites

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NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) — An energy drink called Cocaine has been pulled from stores nationwide amid concerns about its name, the company that produces it said Monday…

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter last month that said Redux was illegally marketing the drink as a street drug alternative and a dietary supplement. May 4 was the deadline for the company to respond

The FDA cited as evidence the drink’s labeling and Web site, which included the statements “Speed in a Can,” “Liquid Cocaine” and “Cocaine — Instant Rush.” The company says Cocaine contains no drugs and is marketed as an energy drink. It has been sold since last August in at least a dozen states…

Attorneys general in Connecticut and Illinois recently announced that Redux had agreed to stop marketing Cocaine in those states, while a judge in Texas has halted distribution there.

“Our goal is to literally flush Cocaine down the drain across the nation,” said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who announced the company’s agreement with his state Monday. “Our main complaint about Cocaine is its name and marketing strategy seeking to glorify illegal drug use and exploit the allure of marketing ‘Speed in a Can,’ as it called the product.” — cnn.com

What a bunch of hypocrites!

These are the same “leaders” who allow the unfettered killing of hundreds of thousands of citizens every year through the use of legal drugs without the blink of an eye.

Of the 783,936 annual deaths due to conventional medical mistakes, about 106,000 are from prescription drugs, according to Death by Medicine. That also is a conservative number. Some experts estimate it should be more like 200,000 because of underreported cases of adverse drug reactions.     —newstarget.com

It’s a stupid energy drink!

Crime is running rampant, politicians are stealing us blind, our morals and international standing is in the toilet, BUT, the FDA and Attorneys General are protecting us from an evil energy drink.

The inmates are running the asylum.

5 responses to “Cocaine Hypocrites

  1. Nathan Belomy

    Thank goodness they are pulling the product as quickly as possible. The psychological effect of such a product and marketing practices influence youth to use drugs.

    Our country works hard on the drug war, unfortunately so many people in our world wish to destroy themselves with drugs, and have no power against them. With so many people addicted to drugs, they organize and are literally unstoppable. We simply do not have the physical resources to stop all drug use in this country.

    It is ironic how you attack our government for their actions. Removing the energy drink is far easier then removing illegal drugs. The drink is under US business laws, and thus is subject to those laws. Illegal drugs are subject to laws, but the individuals who distribute them do not care about the laws. That is the difference between someone on drugs and not on drugs: people who are sober care about fines and going to jail.

    While I do not entirely disagree with your fear of our government spending monetary denominations in grandiose nature, I see you hatred as destructive, and not constructive. I was looking at local jobs the other day and was alarmed at the amount of money some of the people working in accounting positions make. Yet, I am also alarmed to hear about a man who is a arbor, who makes five hundred to one thousand dollars a day, and who makes that five days a week, and he runs his own business, so he could write off twenty percent of business expenses. I believe you are jealous of a politician’s power and influence in our government. I admitted long ago I was jealous. Who wouldn’t want to be such an important figure? The members of Congress are just as important as CEO’s of the Fortune 500 companies. Actual members of cabinets are CEO’s to run specific departments of our government. The challenge of running the largest corporation in the world would be a feat indeed. The earnings of the USA are far more then any single company. If you care so much, why don’t you dedicate your life as our members of government have.

    Nathan Belomy

  2. What do you mean if Joe ‘Cares so much?!’ He has a really big heart and Has dedicated his life to helping other people. He is loved by many people! A blog, as I’m sure with many other blogs, is a place to write down ‘opinions’ kinda like a journal, it’s his own thoughts. If someone says that Joe isn’t giving his life for others…they can go suck on an egg for all I care!! He’s got a big heart and a lot of love. He is an awesome friend and I wouldn’t trade our friendship for anything. So back off! He is a good guy!

  3. Hypocrites. Jesus called them “white washed tombs.” In other words, “very pretty on the outside, but stinking and rotten on the inside.” I think I know my brother Joe’s insides and there’s a lot of Jesus in there…but now I have to wonder about someone who picks a fight with good man whom they don’t even know. Mr. Belomy sounds suspiciously pious and pretty on the surface, but somehow perhaps a little too shrill.

  4. Erin/Eddie,

    The thing that makes being a Jesus-follower difficult is that you’ve got to deliver the goods. Folks who don’t even know you are always ready to think the worse of you; it is up to me to change that impression by the life I lead.

    I am excited about the opportunity to share who I’ve become. I know what I was and I know what I am. I didn’t do it — it was the Life-giver that did it. I have to reflect him in everything I do, even if I don’t want to.

    An interesting little dilemma, isn’t it?!

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