#MorningMonarchy: December 6, 2017


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Generic drugs, monumental decisions and zombie butterflies + this day in history w/the Halifax explosion and our song of the day by The James Hunter Six on your Morning Monarchy for December 6, 2017.

Notes/Links:

Top Portland Mexican restaurant loses chef over apparent immigration issue, may be closing
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938173337028591616

‘Bacon unawaken:’ Man finds the only worker at an empty Waffle House asleep, so he gets behind the grill and prepares a double Texas bacon cheese steak melt.
https://twitter.com/AP_Oddities/status/937018808593735680

American drugstore chain #CVS acquires health insurer #Aetna for US$69B (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937552197780258816

#CVS to buy insurance giant #Aetna (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938298739172704257

Nestle to buy vitamin maker Atrium Innovations for $2.3 billion
https://twitter.com/boozeleprechaun/status/938116443304087553

Nestle, Stada prepare rival bids for Germany’s Merck consumer health: sources
https://twitter.com/boozeleprechaun/status/936790174188498944

Amazon is reportedly talking to generic drug companies
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/936776340799332355

Independent stores are losing the battle against chain operators, study says
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/936778551277129728

USDA’s organic enforcement efforts find fraudulent certificates
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937953744552992768

Mars takes a stake in snack maker Kind, signaling just how desperate big food makers are to thrive in an industry where startups are winning
https://twitter.com/adage/status/936106541974999040

Does #Marijuana Legalization Hurt Alcohol Sales?
https://twitter.com/NORML/status/937775027843350529

Supreme Court take up dispute over Colorado baker who refused to make wedding cake for same-sex couple
https://twitter.com/AP/status/937954154932330496

#MasterpieceCakeshop case goes before #SCOTUS (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938300299067961350

Justices Sharply Divided In #MasterpieceCakeshop Wedding Cake Case
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938171059605422080

Eating Meat Perpetuates “Hegemonic Masculinity”, Professor Says
https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/937822144020533249

Australia’s Festival Of The Sun (@fotsun) offers free VIP access if you let them piss test you for chlamydia
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/935655722003587072

In May of 2018, there will be a tabletop exercise on how to handle a pandemic mysteriously named, Clade X
https://twitter.com/ClydeLewis/status/936061953335738369

US collecting DNA from #Russia – digging deeper into the very real danger of ethnic bioweapons
https://twitter.com/LandDestroyer/status/936207824748650496

Suspended dengue vaccine was given to 730,000 children, Philippines says
https://twitter.com/XEyezWideOpenX/status/937930795595042817

Popular blood pressure medicine #hydrochlorothiazide linked with increased risk of skin cancer
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938196544167206914

#Hydrochlorothiazide For High Blood Pressure and Fluid Retention (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938300891085639680

General Mills cuts artificial flavors and colors from its baking products
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/936779478256164864

Disney, AIG head into arbitration on ABC’s settlement with BPI
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/932873501098196992

A cruise ship’s emissions are the same as 1 million cars
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/936331990109798400

Trump shrinks Bear’s Ears monument in Utah in historic decision
https://twitter.com/RT_America/status/937767375235149826

Trump downsizes #BearsEars and #GrandStaircase national monuments (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938302021815472129

How a Big Win for Native American Water Rights Could Impact the West
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937023230245617664

‘Zombie butterflies’ continue to mystify guests at California butterfly sanctuary
https://twitter.com/erikmoshe/status/936051345991356416

‘#ZombieButterflies’ found in #PacificGrove (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938302417401274369

Italian ham company to fund restoration of Naples catacombs fresco
https://twitter.com/erikmoshe/status/937894390994997249

Chic-Fil-A Rap: Jaron Myers – “#MyPleasure” (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/936080394532749313

#ThisDayInHistory: #December6 w/munitions explosion near #Halifax, #NovaScotia kills more than 1,900 people in 1917 (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938470533754101760

+ #WashingtonComPost first published, #WashingtonMonument completed, #Monongah explosion in #WestVirginia, @RollingStones’ #Altamount murder, #Metallica makes “One” video, #MontrealMassacre
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938471484674031616

Flashback: Mountain Dew Ad Campaign Portends Fascist Future (Dec. 6, 2007)
http://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/mountain-dew-ad-campaign-portends/

Flashback: Hayden Says CIA Destroyed Videotapes of ‘Interrogation’ (Dec. 6, 2007)
http://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/hayden-cia-destroyed-videotapes-of/

Flashback: Olbermann, Goodman & Dobbs: When Blowhards Collide (Dec. 6, 2007)
http://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/olbermann-goodman-dobbs-when-blowhards/

Flashback: “What Would Jesus Buy?’ (Dec. 6, 2007)
http://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/what-would-jesus-buy/

Flashback: Alberta Government Admits NAFTA Superhighway (Dec. 6, 2007)
http://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/alberta-government-admits-nafta/

Flashback: Military Connection to Latest Mass-Shooting Psyop In Nebraska After Bush Speech? (Dec. 6, 2007)
http://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/military-connection-to-latest-mass/

+ #IraGershwin, #DaveBrubeck, #RickBuckler, #PeterBuck, #RandyRhoads, #DavidLovering, #StevenDrozd birthdays
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938471851772145664

#PumpUpThaVolume: The James Hunter Six – “I Don’t Wanna Be Without You” (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938289308594733056