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24 October 2002

PAUL MCCARTNEY ENDORSES MEASURE 27, RECORDS RADIO COMMERCIAL/DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN

"People are genuinely worried about the power that these great big companies have." - Pail McCartney

1. Paul McCartney endorses Measure 27, records radio commercial
2. 2. Deja Vu All Over Again - the fake persuaders

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1. Paul McCartney endorses Measure 27, records radio commercial

Monsanto may have the millions but we've got Macca - from measure 27 campaign - http://www.voteyeson27.com/
 
Let It Be Labeled: Paul McCartney endorses Measure 27, records radio commercial  Legendary musician Paul McCartney has endorsed Measure 27 and recorded a radio spot promoting the YES effort.

Listen to the radio spot. (Real Audio:
http://www.voteyeson27.com/yeson27PAUL.rm) McCartney, whose former wife Linda started a convenience food business, has been an activist on genetically engineered food matters for some time.

In 1999, he said: "People are genuinely worried about the power that these great big companies have. And if these companies can put a fish gene into a tomato and not have to label it, I understand people‚s worries. I'm worried. How do I know what I'm eating?"

The Paul McCartney radio ad for Oregon Measure 27 is now live (in Real Audio) at http://www.voteyeson27.com/
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Measure 27: Oregon voters to decide on labeling in November Oregon is the first U.S. state to get an initiative on the ballot that will allow voters to decide whether they want genetically engineered foods to be labeled.

FOR LYRICS, VERSE AND WORSE ON GE: http://members.tripod.com/ngin/poetry.htm

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2. Deja Vu All Over Again

Remember how we exposed Monsanto/Bivings and their fake persuaders?
http://members.tripod.com/ngin/deceit_index.html

Seems there's no way of containing the virus in Monsanto's viral marketing!!!

MICROSOFT INVENTS A FICTIONAL CONSUMER
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/17/technology/circuits/17POGUE-EMAIL.html?pagewanted=print&position=top

On October 9, Microsoft posted a testimonial on its Web site called "Confessions of a Mac to PC Convert." It was a first-person account by a "freelance writer" about how she had fallen in love with Windows XP. "I was up and running in less than one day, Girl Scout's honor," said the attractive, woman in the photo. "There was only one problem: She doesn't exist," writes David Pogue. "A with-it member of Slashdot.org, the popular hangout for articulate nerds, happened to notice that the woman's picture actually came from GettyImages.com, a stock-photo agency. Ted Bridis, an Associated Press reporter, took it from there. Amazingly, he tracked authorship of the article to Valerie Mallinson, a public-relations woman hired by Microsoft to write the story."

Microsoft reacted to the revelations by hinting it might punish Mallinson, and her PR firm tried to pretend she didn't work there. Microsoft also deleted the fake testimonial from its web site, but you can find a mirror of it at
http://www.scripting.com/misc/msSwitchAd/ad/windowsxp_setup.asp.htm

SOURCE: New York Times, October 17, 2002
More web links related to this story are available at:
http://www.prwatch.org/spin/October_2002.html#1034827201
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