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  •  or phillip morris : (1+ / 0-)
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    I didn't say that they always get away with it.

    If PG&E weren't 'lying' when they hid toxicity tests after poisoning the water around Hinkley California, or paying out 330 million dollars in damages while claiming it was without being guilty for anything at all , how about these guys:

    If in the 90's all the major CEO's were lying to Congress when they said they did not believe cigarettes were addictive or caused cancer , if they were lying then, it was illegal.

       Tobacco CEO's Statement to Congress 1994 News Clip
       "Nicotine is not addictive."

       [Tobacco company CEOs declare, under oath, that nicotine is not addictive]

       REP. RON WYDEN: Let me begin my questioning on whether or not nicotine is addictive. Let me ask you first, and I'd like to just go down the row, whether each of you believes that nicotine is not addictive. I heard virtually all of you touch on it. Yes or no, do you believe nicotine is not addictive?

       MR. WILLIAM CAMPBELL
       I believe nicotine is not addictive, yes.

       REP. RON WYDEN: Mr. Johnston?

       MR. JAMES JOHNSTON
       Mr. Congressman, cigarettes and nicotine clearly do not meet the classic definition of addiction. There is no intoxication.

       REP. RON WYDEN: We'll take that as a "no." Again, time is short. I think that each of you believe that nicotine is not addictive. We would just like to have this for the record.

       MR. JOSEPH TADDEO
       I don't believe that nicotine or our products are addictive.

       MR. ANDREW TISCH
       I believe that nicotine is not addictive.

       MR. EDWARD HORRIGAN
       I believe that nicotine is not addictive.

       MR. THOMAS SANDEFUR
       I believe that nicotine is not addictive.
       MR. DONALD JOHNSTON
       And I, too, believe that nicotine is not addictive.

       Witnesses:
       William Campbell, President & CEO, Philip Morris, USA
       James W. Johnston, Chairman and CEO, RJR Tobacco Company
       Joseph Taddeo, President, U.S. Tobacco Company
       Andrew H. Tisch, Chairman and CEO, Lorillard Tobacco Compnany
       Edward A. Horrigan, Chairman and CEO, Liggett Group Inc.
       Thomas E. Sandefur, Chairman and CEO, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp.
       Donald S. Johnston, President and CEO, American Tobacco Company
       Chaired by: Henry Waxman (D-CA)

    Lying and hiding information to reduce corporate liabilities is an ongoing easily illustrated pattern

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    by worldforallpeopleorg on Sun May 30, 2010 at 08:57:43 AM PDT

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