Fiji Water & The Israeli Lobby in the lastest issue of MotherJones

Fiji: Spin the Bottle

I remembered a friend introduced me to Fiji Water, stating it was the best thing she had ever drunk.  So I tried it, and it clearly had a distinct taste – something other bottle waters lacked.   Nonetheless, I made a conscious decision not to purchase the import due to its high cost, and besides, my Brita continues to do a good job.  However, you be the judge.  Read the story, drink whatever water you choose, and get the facts from many different sources, and come to your own conclusions on whether Fiji Water company is for the people of Fiji or just another profit whore with great connections, wonderful looks, and great taste.  To sum it all up, the Fiji Water  company story is compelling and informative, and the final quote drives home the company’s bottom line approach to Fiji and its people.

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AIPAC: Still the Chosen One?

“The nation’s most formidable lobby can huff and it can puff, but if it resists, it may be its own house that gets blown down.”

The article is good.  I recommend checking out AIPAC.  Also read The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.  Bottom-line, compromises must be meet and keep on both sides of this on-going issue.

Quote: “The lobby is kind of like the Wizard of Oz….  Behind that curtain, there’s not very much.  It’s an illusion.”

Quote: “There is still resistance to having open honest dialogue out of fear about being on the wrong side of AIPAC, but I’m not going to be driven by what one lobby says.  What I learned on my trip is that I don’t think AIPAC represents even the majority view in Israel.” (Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.)

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