Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Making A Killing By Killing People

Every time we drive through Richmond, Virginia, and I see this monument wrapped in cigarette brands on the property of Philip Morris USA, I marvel at the pride this company has at knowingly being part of killing six million people a year.

Simultaneously, it reminds you to pick up a pack of cigarettes, while also reminding you how many people are killed by tobacco products. Even if you don't know the actual numbers, you know tobacco kills. And Philip Morris is so intent on getting their product into the hands of people, so they can kill more of them, that they even sued a country.

The epitome of an Evil Corporation.

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2014: The Best Damn Piece Of Driftwood I've Ever Seen
2013: Junk Still Exists In The Snail Mail World
2012: Where The Chisled Form Of David Accompanies You In The Restroom
2011: Settling In And Planning Our Day
2010: Por And Parking Served Up With Southern Charm
2009: They Should Put This Scent In A Candle. I’d Have One Lit In My House Every Night!
2008: After All
2007: I’ve Been Everywhere Sunday
2006: Who My Baby Daddy?
2005: South Siiiide Education


Gil said...

That sign really upset me a few years ago on our way to NC for a wedding. It was about a year after I was diagnosed with lung disease from smoking!!!

Belledog said...

When friends visited us in Richmond, they would remark how smoky the restaurants were! Although not as much now, thank dog.

Didn't Philip Morris change its name to "Altria"? Like "altruistic". Not. Still cancer stick purveyors to me. Will not own their stock, no way, no how.

That said, the PM factory is "local color", and at least it's not a confederate flag.

MAE said...

Disgusting! &^%$@# disgusting!!