Ronin of the Spirit

Because reality is beautiful.

The bad news:

It began simply enough with my deep and abiding love for a much maligned herbal infusion. I am drinker of coffee. I began to research my delight. My study lead me to the fact that 95% of the coffee imported into the US is imported by Nestle, Kraft, and Sara Lee with Nestle and Kraft taking the lions share.
Nestle is perhaps the most unspeakable evil corporation on earth. The evil begins in the 1930’s in neutral Switzerland. Hitler is seizing control of factories all over the Rhineland. Nestle, with proven foreknowledge, used slave labor. Nestle also owned then as it does now the drug concern GlaxoSmithKline (the makers of the multi-billion celebrity drug Prozac) which happily and again with full knowledge used slave labor to make drugs sold to Germany for the war effort. Nestle then moved on in the 70’s to hire salesgirls to dress as uniformed nurses and sell formula in the developing world, as well as enormous kickbacks to doctors for recommending formula instead of breastfeeding. By the time the woman started to guess that the friendly white clad doctors and “nurses” had wronged them their milk had dried up, and they had to keep buying the formula, which, by the way cost around 50% of the families total income. Replacing breast milk with chemical swill mixed with dirty local water had the expected effect and lucky infants died in droves. The unlucky one survived horribly disfigured and brain damaged.
Nestle, to prove its good will produced a tract about breast feeding being better than formula it had written… in French… in 1913. It never paid a dime, and pays about $3,000,000 in fines every year for continuing to market formula in the 3rd world in this manner. They make so much money doing so that the 3 mill doesn’t really matter.
Further the cocoa in their chocolate is picked by child labor. Which they know. And don’t care. Further their coffee is also picked by child labor. It’s been proven several times that they local warlords in instable areas to intimidate plant union leaders. These cases never get to trial because the union leaders have a bad habit of dying before they can get to trial. They also have the exclusive legal right to put a hydration aid in MREs. They provide bottled water to out bases in Afghanistan. They get this water with deep well pumps that are lowering the water table. Farmers who don’t have enough water to grow food crops must grow cash crops, like poppies, which is the leading source of income for Afghanistan and creates a huge black market which mostly funds terrorist organizations.
They also spent an undisclosed but very large number of dollars in Maine. Why? To manipulate the water rights so that they can continue to milk the state dry. Why is this all allowed??? Well, for starters they (an multinational company) are one of the majority donors to the Republican party. Joseph Weller, Nestle USA Chairman, personally raised more than $100,000 for George Bush’s reelection campaign. Nestle contracted the services of Frank Luntz to help with the Maine issue. For those of you who don’t know Frank Luntz he has been the chief speech editor for Bush for several years.
Once asked if he spoke Newspeak, good ole’ Frank said “To be ‘Orwellian’ is to speak with absolute clarity, to be succinct, to explain what the event is, to talk about what triggers something happening…and to do so without any pejorative whatsoever.” About oil rigs he said that 90 percent of the people he spoke to said it looked like exploring. “Therefore I’d argue that it is a more appropriate way to communicate.” He went on to say “if the public says after looking at the pictures, that doesn’t look like my definition of drilling—it looks like my definition of exploring—then don’t you think we should be calling it what people see it to be…?”
If you wish to boycott Nestle, good luck! The follow is the most complete list I can find of them and their affiliates:
– A/S Nestle Norge – Sandvika, Norway
– Alcon Belgium N.V. – Puurs, Belgium
– Alcon Canada, Inc. – Mississauga, Canada
– Alcon Eye Care, Inc. – Fort Worth, TX
– Alcon Italia S.p.A. – Milan, Italy
– Alcon Japan Ltd. – Tokyo, Japan
– Alcon Laboratories (Australia) Pty. Ltd. – Frenchs Forest, Australia
– Alcon Laboratories (UK) Ltd. – Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
– Alcon Laboratories Hellas E.P.E. – Maroussi, Greece
– Alcon Laboratories Inc – Irvine, CA
– Alcon Laboratories Inc. – Elkridge, MD
– Alcon Laboratories Inc. – Honolulu, HI
– Alcon Laboratories Inc. – Houston, TX
– Alcon Laboratories Inc. – Sinking Spring, PA
– Alcon Laboratories Pty Ltd – Randburg, South Africa
– Alcon Laboratories, Inc. – Fort Worth, TX
– Alcon Laboratorios Argentina S.A. – Buenos Aires, Argentina
– Alcon Laboratorios Chile Limitada – Santiago, Chile
– Alcon Laboratorios do Brasil S.A. – Sao Paulo, Brazil
– Alcon Laboratorios S.A. de C.V. – Mexico, Mexico
– Alcon Laboratuvarlan A.S. – Istanbul, Turkey
– Alcon Manufacturing Ltd. – Huntington, WV
– Alcon Nederland B.V. – Gorinchem, Netherlands
– Alcon Pharma GmbH – Freiburg, Germany
– Alcon Puerto Rico, Inc. – San Juan, PR
– Alcon Surgical – Fort Worth, TX
– Alcon Sverige AB – Bromma, Sweden
– Alcon Systems, Inc. – Vineland, NJ
– Alcon, Inc. – Hunenberg, Switzerland
– Alcon-Cusi S.A. – Barcelona, Spain
– Alois Dallmayr Kaffee OHG – Munich, Germany
– Arrow Head Mountain Spring Water – Ontario, CA
– Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Company – Colton, CA
– Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Company – Greenwich, CT
– Arrowhead Waters – Chatsworth, CA
– Blaue Quellen Mineral- und Heilbrunnen AG – Rhens, Germany
– Buitoni SpA – San Sepolcro, Italy
– Buxton Mineral Water Company Ltd. – Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
– Calistoga Water Co. – Calistoga, CA
– Carnation Foods Ltd. – Marlow, United Kingdom
– Carnation Italia S.p.A. – Udine, Italy
– Carnation Manufacturing Co. (Thailand) Ltd. – Bangkok, Thailand
– Cereal Partners Espana AEIE – Barcelona, Spain
– Cereal Partners Worldwide – Morges, Switzerland
– Ceylon Nutritional Foods Ltd. – Colombo, Sri Lanka
– Chambourcy Food Co. Ltd. – Croydon, United Kingdom
– Chambourcy Roche aux Fees – Clamart, France
– Chocolates Nestle S.A. – Caracas, Venezuela
– Cicolac Ltda. – Bogota, Colombia
– Cokoladovny AS – Prague, Czech Republic
– Comestibles La Rosa S.A. – Bogota, Colombia
– Compagnie Fermiere de L’Etablissement Thermal de Vichy – Paris, France
– Compagnie Francaise de Boissons Gazeuses – Paris, Fra
nce
– Companhia Produtora de Alimentos S.A. – Sao Paulo, Brazil
– Compania Dominicana de Alimentos Lacteos S.A. – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
– Conagra Foods Trenton Plant – Trenton, MO
– Contadina Fresh – Solon, OH
– D’Onofrio S.A. – Lima, Peru
– Davigel S.A. – Dieppe, France
– Deer Park Spring Water, Inc. – Breinigsville, PA
– Deutsche Libby GmbH – Frankfurt, Germany
– Drammen Is A/S – Oslo, Norway
– Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream – Oakland, CA
– Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. (Subsidiary) – Oakland, CA
– Edy’s Grand Ice Cream Company – Bronx, NY
– Edy’s Grande Ice Cream Midwest Region – Glendale Heights, IL
– Friskies Petcare Company Inc. – Crete, NE
– Galderma Brasil Ltda. – Sao Paulo, Brazil
– Galderma Canada, Inc. – Thornhill, Canada
– Galderma International – Paris, France
– Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – Fort Worth, TX
– Galderma Laboratorium GmbH – Bruchsal, Germany
– Golden Products Corporation – Saint Louis, MO
– Goplana S.A. – Poznan, Poland
– Great Spring Waters of America – Dracut, MA
– Great Spring Waters of America – El Monte, CA
– Great Spring Waters of America – Houston, TX
– Great Spring Waters of America – Lanham, MD
– Great Spring Waters of America – Los Angeles, CA
– Great Spring Waters of America – Moonachie, NJ
– Great Spring Waters of America – Newburgh, NY
– Great Spring Waters of America – Nipomo, CA
– Great Spring Waters of America – Poland Spring, ME
– Great Spring Waters of America – San Benito, TX
– Great Spring Waters of America – Thousand Palms, CA
– Great Spring Waters of America – Ventura, CA
– Great Spring Waters of America – Zephyrhills, FL
– Gruppo Dolciario Italiano S.p.a. – Milan, Italy
– GV Nestle GmbH fur Grossverbraucherzengnisse – Munich, Germany
– Handheld Foods Group – Nestle USA Prepared Foods Division – Englewood, CO
– Heimbs Kafee GmbH & Co KG – Braunschweig, Germany
– Herta Ltd. – Herten, Germany
– Herta S.A. – Noisseville, France
– Houdebine S.A. – Noyal-Pontivy, France
– Ice Mountain Spring Water – Hilliard, OH
– Ice Mountain Water Inc. – Brea, CA
– Industrie de Froid S.A.E. – Cairo, Egypt
– Inedeca S.A. – Quito, Ecuador
– Jede AB – Oslo, Norway
– La Vie – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
– Laboratoires Alcon S.a.r.l. – Rueil-Malmaison, France
– Laboratorios Alcon de Colombia S.A. – Bogota, Colombia
– LJ Minor – Cleveland, OH
– Los Portales S.A. – Havana, Cuba
– Loumidis S.A. – Athens, Greece
– Maggi Dongguan Ltd. – Dongguan, China
– Maggi GmbH – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
– Manantiales La Asuncion, S.A. de C.V. – Mexico, Mexico
– Margarinbolaget AB – Stockholm, Sweden
– Medicornea S.A. – Toulouse, France
– Midwest Food Products, Inc. – Carberry, Canada
– Neslandina S.A. – Quito, Ecuador
– Nespresso USA Inc. – New York, NY
– Nestle (Fiji) Ltd. – Lami, Fiji
– Nestle (Ireland) Ltd. – Tallaght, Ireland
– Nestle (Malaysia), Sdn. Bhd., NESMAL – Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
– Nestle (PNG) Ltd. – Lae, Papua New Guinea
– Nestle (South Africa) (Pte) Ltd. – Randburg, South Africa
– Nestle (Thailand) Ltd. – Bangkok, Thailand
– Nestle – Randburg, South Africa
– Nestle Argentina S.A. – Buenos Aires, Argentina
– Nestle Asean (Malaysia) – Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
– Nestle Asean Singapore (Pte) Ltd. – Singapore, Singapore
– Nestle Australia Ltd. – Rhodes, Australia
– Nestle Bangladesh Ltd. – Dhaka, Bangladesh
– Nestle Belgilux S.A. – Brussels, Belgium
– Nestle Beverage Division – Glendale, CA
– Nestle Bolivia S.r.l. – La Paz, Bolivia
– Nestle Brazil Ltda. – Sao Paulo, Brazil
– Nestle Cameroon S.A. – Douala, Cameroon
– Nestle Canada Ice Cream Division – Montreal, Canada
– Nestle Canada Inc – Ottawa, Canada
– Nestle Canada Inc. – Edmonton, Canada
– Nestle Canada Inc. – North York, Canada
– Nestle Canada Inc. – Trenton, Canada
– Nestle Canada, Inc. – Brampton, Canada
– Nestle Canada, Inc. – Calgary, Canada
– Nestle Canada, Inc. – Chesterville, Canada
– Nestle Canada, Inc. – London, Canada
– Nestle Canada, Inc. – Montreal, Canada
– Nestle Canada, Inc. – Sherbrooke, Canada
– Nestle Canada, Inc. – Toronto, Canada
– Nestle Capital Corporation – Glendale, CA
– Nestle Chile S.A. – Santiago, Chile
– Nestle China Ltd – Beijing, China
– Nestle Chocolate & Confection – Glendale, CA
– Nestle Clinical Nutrition – Deerfield, IL
– Nestle Clinical Nutrition S.A. – Marne-la-Vallee, France
– Nestle Coffee Specialties France S.A. – Levallois-Perret, France
– Nestle Cold Storage (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. – Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
– Nestle Confectionaries Ltd – Kobe, Japan
– Nestle Confectionery Ltd. – Rhodes, Australia
– Nestle Costa Rica S.A. – San Jose, Colombia
– Nestle Cote d’Ivoire – Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
– Nestle Dairy Farm Guangzhou Ltd. – Guangzhou, China
– Nestle Dairy Farm Qingdao Ltd. – Beijing, China
– Nestle Dairy Farm Tianjin Ltd. – Tianjin, China
– Nestle Danmark A/S – Copenhagen, Denmark
– Nestle de Colombia S.A. – Bogota, Colombia
– Nestle Del Uruguay S.A. – Mon
tevideo, Uruguay
– Nestle Deutschland AG – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
– Nestle Deutschland AG – Frankfurt, Germany
– Nestle Ecuador S.A. – Quito, Ecuador
– Nestle Egypt S.A.E. – Cairo, Egypt
– Nestle El Salvador S.A. – San Salvador, El Salvador
– Nestle Enterprises S.A. – Marne-la-Vallee, France
– Nestle Espana S.A. – Barcelona, Spain
– Nestle Finance France S.A. – Marne-la-Vallee, France
– Nestle Food LLC – Moscow, Russia
– Nestle Food S.r.o. – Prague, Czech Republic
– Nestle Foods (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. – Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
– Nestle Foods (Thailand) Ltd. – Bangkok, Thailand
– Nestle Foods Kenya Ltd. – Nairobi, Kenya
– Nestle Foodservice Canada – Rexdale, Canada
– Nestle FoodServices – Glendale, CA
– Nestle Foreign Trade – Glendale, CA
– Nestle Foreign Trade Division – Glendale, CA
– Nestle France SAS – Marne-la-Vallee, France
– Nestle Gabon – Libreville, Gabon
– Nestle Germany – Frankfurt, Germany
– Nestle Ghana Ltd. – Accra, Ghana
– Nestle Guatemala S.A. – Guatemala, Guatemala
– Nestle Guinee – Conakry, Guinea
– Nestle Hellas S.A.I. – Athens, Greece
– Nestle Holdings (U.K.) PLC (Subsidiary) – Croydon, United Kingdom
– Nestle Hondurena S.A. – Tegucigalpa, Honduras
– Nestle Hong Kong Limited – Yuen Long, China (Hong Kong)
– Nestle Hong Kong Ltd. – Hong Kong, China (Hong Kong)
– Nestle Hungaria Kft – Budapest, Hungary
– Nestle Hungary Kft. – Budapest, Hungary
– Nestle Ice Cream (Thailand) Ltd. – Bangkok, Thailand
– Nestle India Ltd. – Gurgaon, India
– Nestle Italiana S.p.A. – Milan, Italy
– Nestle Ivory Coast – Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
– Nestle Japan Ltd. – Kobe, Japan
– Nestle Jordan Trading Co., Ltd. – Amman, Jordan
– Nestle KK – Kobe, Japan
– Nestle Korea Ltd. – Seoul, Korea (South)
– Nestle Kuwait General Trading Co., W.L.L. – Kuwait, Kuwait
– Nestle Lanka Ltd. – Colombo, Sri Lanka
– Nestle Manufacturing (Thailand) Ltd. – Bangkok, Thailand
– Nestle Maroc S.A. – Casablanca, Morocco
– Nestle Mexico S.A. de C.V. – Mexico, Mexico
– Nestle Middle East FZE – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
– Nestle Milkpak Ltd – Lahore, Pakistan
– Nestle Nederland B.V. – Demeern, Netherlands
– Nestle Nespresso S.A. – Lausanne, Switzerland
– Nestle New Zealand Ltd. – Auckland, New Zealand
– Nestle Nigeria PLC – Ikeja, Nigeria
– Nestle Nouvelle-Caledonia S.A.S. – Noumea, New Caledonia
– Nestle Nutrition – Glendale, CA
– Nestle Nutrition GmbH – Frankfurt, Germany
– Nestle Panama S.A. – Panama, Panama
– Nestle Paraguay S.A. – Asuncion, Paraguay
– Nestle Peru S.A. – Lima, Peru
– Nestle Philippines, Inc. – Makati, Philippines
– Nestle Polska Sp. zo.o. – Warsaw, Poland
– Nestle Polynesia S.A. – Papeete, French Polynesia
– Nestle Portugal S.A. – Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
– Nestle Portugal, S.A. – Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
– Nestle Prepared Foods – Solon, OH
– Nestle Products (Mauritius) Ltd. – Port Louis, Mauritius
– Nestle Products Sdn. Bhd. – Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
– Nestle Produits Laitiers Frais – Noisseville, France
– Nestle Puerto Rico, Inc. – Catano, PR
– Nestle Purina Pet Care – New Malden, United Kingdom
– Nestle Purina PetCare – Jefferson, WI
– Nestle Purina PetCare – Zanesville, OH
– Nestle Purina PetCare Company – Saint Louis, MO
– Nestle Purina Petfoods – Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
– Nestle Purina Product Technology Center – Saint Joseph, MO
– Nestle Qingdao Ltd. – Qingdao, China
– Nestle Senegal – Dakar, Senegal
– Nestle Service Inc. – Glendale, CA
– Nestle Shanghai Ltd. – Shanghai, China
– Nestle Singapore Pte. Ltd. – Singapore, Singapore
– Nestle Slovansko S R O – Prievidza, Slovakia
– Nestle Sofia A.D. – Sofia, Bulgaria
– Nestle Suisse S.A. – Vevey, Switzerland
– Nestle Swiss S.A. – Vevey, Switzerland
– Nestle Taiwan Limited – Taipei, Taiwan
– Nestle Tianjin Ltd. – Tianjin, China
– Nestle Trading (Thailand) Ltd. – Bangkok, Thailand
– Nestle Transportation Co. – Allentown, PA
– Nestle Transportation Co. – Dekalb, IL
– Nestle Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
– Nestle Tunisia S.A. – Tunis, Tunisia
– Nestle Turkiye A.S. – Istanbul, Turkey
– Nestle U.K. Ltd. – Croydon, United Kingdom
– Nestle UK Ltd. – Croydon, United Kingdom
– Nestle USA – Bloomington, IL
– Nestle USA – Charlotte, NC
– Nestle USA – Columbia, MD
– Nestle USA Inc. – Bentonville, AR
– Nestle USA Inc. – Dekalb, IL
– Nestle USA Inc. – Denver, CO
– Nestle USA Inc. – Dublin, OH
– Nestle USA Inc. – Eau Claire, WI
– Nestle USA Inc. – Eden Prairie, MN
– Nestle USA Inc. – Edison, NJ
– Nestle USA Inc. – Glendale, CA
– Nestle USA Inc. – Honolulu, HI
– Nestle USA Inc. – Jacksonville, IL
– Nestle USA Inc. – McDonough, GA
– Nestle USA Inc. – Mira Loma, CA
– Nestle USA Inc. – Moses Lake, WA
– Nestle USA Inc. – New Milford, CT
– Nestle USA Inc. – Newport Beach, CA
– Nestle USA Inc. – Phoenix, AZ
– Nestle USA Inc. – Quincy, MA
– Nestle USA Inc. – San Ramon, CA
– Nestle USA Inc. – Solon, OH
– Nestle USA Inc. – Stoughton, WI
– Nestle USA Sales – Glendale, CA
– Nestle USA, Inc. – Glendale, CA
– Nestle USA-Beverage Division – Waverly, IA
– Nestle Venezuela S.A. – Caracas, Venezuela
– Nestle Vevey S.A. – Vevey, Switzerland
– Nestle Vietnam Ltd. – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
– Nestle Water – Greenwich, CT
– Nestle Water Canada Ltd. – Ville de Laval, Canada
– Nestle Water Corporation of America – Greenwich, CT
– Nestle Water France – Vergeze, France
– Nestle Water Inc – Greenwich, CT
– Nestle Water North America – Dracut, MA
– Nestle Waters – Coppell, TX
– Nestle Waters – Guelph, Canada
– Nestle Waters – Hope, Canada
– Nestle Waters Canada – Guelph, Canada
– Nestle Waters Espana, S.A. – Barcelona, Spain
– Nestle Waters France (Subsidiary) – Moulineaux, France
– Nestle Waters North America – Breinigsville, PA
– Nestle Waters North America – Elk Grove Village, IL
– Nestle Waters North America – Grosse Pointe Park, MI
– Nestle Waters North America – Jacksonville, FL
– Nestle Waters North America – Raynham, MA
– Nestle Waters North America – Rochester, NY
– Nestle Waters North America – Woodridge, IL
– Nestle Waters North America Inc – Fort Lauderdale, FL
– Nestle Waters of North America Inc – Brea, CA
– Nestle World Trade Corporation – Vevey, Switzerland
– Nestle Zhukovsky Ice Cream LLC – Moscow, Russia
– Nestle Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd. – Harare, Zimbabwe
– Nestle’s Water North America – Syracuse, NY
– Nestle-Findus Oy – Helsinki, Finland
– Nestle-JMP Jamaica Ltd. – Kingston, Jamaica
– Nestles Purina Petcare – Cape Girardeau, MO
– Nestles U.S.A. – Food Group Inc. – Solon, OH
– OSEM Investments Ltd. – Petah Tiqwa, Israel
– Osterreichische Nestle GmbH – Vienna, Austria
– Ozarka/Oasis Water Co. – Coppell, TX
– P.T. Nestle Beverages Indonesia – Jakarta, Indonesia
– P.T. Nestle Confectionery Indonesia – Jakarta, Indonesia
– P.T. Nestle Indonesia – Jakarta, Indonesia
– P.Y.C.A.S.A.-La Cocinera – Madrid, Spain
– Perrier Group of America Inc. – Elmsford, NY
– Perrier Group of America Inc. – Moonachie, NJ
– Perrier Nestle Waters – Greenwich, CT
– Perrier Vittel Belgilux S.A. – Etalle, Belgium
– Perrier Vittel do Brasil Ltda. – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– Petersville Australia Ltd. – Sydney, Australia
– Poland Spring Bottling – Poland Spring, ME
– Poland Spring Corporation – Greenwich, CT
– PowerBar Europe GmbH – Munich, Germany
– PowerBar Inc. – Berkeley, CA
– Premier Milk (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. – Selangor, Malaysia
– Productos del Cafe S.A. – Reus, Spain
– Productos Nestle (Nicaragua) S.A. – Managua, Nicaragua
– PTC – New Milford, CT
– Purina Alimentos Ltda. – Sao Paulo, Brazil
– Purina Italia Spa – Milan, Italy
– Purina Korea, Inc. – Seoul, Korea (South)
– Purina Pet Products Group – Saint Louis, MO
– Purina Protein Europe S.A. – Brussels, Belgium
– Quality Coffee Products Ltd. – Bangkok, Thailand
– R & D Nestle Center Inc. – Marysville, OH
– Ralston Purina Canada Inc. – Mississauga, Canada
– Ralston Purina Overseas Finance N.V. – Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
– Rive-Reine S.A. – La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland
– S.A. Nestle de Productos Alimenticios – Buenos Aires, Argentina
– S.B.E.C.M. Societe de Bouchages Emballages Conditionnement Moderne S.a.r.l. – Lavardac, France
– Sabliere du Ventoux – Paris, France
– Salvia – Hamburg, Germany
– San Bernardo S.p.a. – Turin, Italy
– San Pellegrino Nestle Waters – Milan, Italy
– Sarotti GmbH – Berlin, Germany
– Saudi Food Industries Ltd. – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
– Shanghai Fuller Foods Co. Ltd. – Shanghai, China
– Sociedad Dominicana de Conservas y Alimentos S.A. – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
– Sociedad Nestle A.E.P.A. – Barcelona, Spain
– Societe Camerounaise de Produits Alimetaires, Dietetiques et Autres (CAMAD) – Douala, Cameroon
– Societe Chantilly – Saint Remy-les-Chevreuse, France
– Societe Commerciale des Eaux Minerales du Bassin de Vichy Saint-Yorre – Paris, France
– Societe des Boissons Gazeuses de Vergeze (GARD) – Vergeze, France
– Societe des eaux minerales Vittor S.A.E. – Cairo, Egypt
– Societe Gabonaise de Produits Alimetaires (SOGAPRAL) – Libreville, Gabon
– Societe Generale de Grandes Sources Eaux Minerales – Paris, France
– Societe Nouvelle des Pastilles de Vichy – Paris, France
– Societe pour l’Exportation de Produits Nestle S.A. – Beirut, Lebanon
– Suomen Nestle Oy – Helsinki, Finland
– Svenska Nestle AB – Helsingborg, Sweden
– Swaziland Fruit Canners (Pty.) Ltd. – Malkerns, Swaziland
– TINO Lebensmittel GmbH – Frankfurt, Germany
– Unilac, Inc. – Panama, Panama
– Wallon Imprimeur S.A. – Saint Yorre, France
– Willy Wonka Inc. – Itasca, IL
– Winiary S.A. – Kalisz, Poland
– Zephyrhills Spring Water Co. – Tampa, FL

Of course, that all includes over 70,000 brands, many of which have been positioned to appear to be competing (For example the top 7 of the top 10 brands of bottled water all belong to Nestle.) Are you afraid yet?
Perhaps I could tell about of Pepsi calling its previous company attorney and asking for a little help with a situation in Chili. The attorney was none other that Richard M Nixon. The situation resulting the
deployment the US Navy and political manipulation by the CIA. Or Pepsi making heroin in Vietnam which it sold to the CIA who sold it in the US to pay for their operations in Vietnam.
Or the Coca Cola company being the only company in the US that is allowed to import coca leaves (the source of cocaine) into the US. Or Coke paying local malitia groups to assassinate union leaders in Colombia.
Or that Walmart costs the American taxpayers about $500,000 per store per year, since it doesn’t pay is employees enough to buy health care, so they get it from the State. This is in addition to the subsides that Wal-Mart demands before opening a new store. In my town, the city had to cough up a cool $350,000 in 1988 dollars. ($601,300 today)
Or that Disney bribed its workers in one of Chinese toy plants 3 days pay if they wouldn’t tell government inspectors that their living conditions and pay were not up to Chincom minimal standards. Disney made 1.3 billion dollars on 8.6 billion dollars in sales, by the way. The workers in that plant made $0.28 an hour on a 12 hr day, which is below Chinese minimum wage.
I could go on and on. But I think you get the idea. Mega-corporations will do whatever the hell they want. And you will pay. And the politicians will pay them to do it. If anyone doubts anything that I said, by all means, look it up. I’m not wrong on any of it. And I know what I am going to do about it. Do you?

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