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#599905
You know about Adidas & Puma, right?

Adidas company history.
After returning from the trenches of World War I, Adolf (“Adi”) Dasslerbegan producing custom sports shoes in his mother’s Herzogenaurach, Bavaria house, and after some moderate success he was joined by his brother, Rudolf (“Rudi”), the pair formalizing the venture as Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory). When the 1936 Munich Summer Olympics rolled around, Adi decided to give track spikes to competing athletes as a way of promoting their brand, even persuading US sprinter Jessie Owens to don a pair (technically, the ever first corporate sponsorship of an African American). When Owens picked up four gold medals (much to the chagrin of Adolph Hitler) the demand for Dassler shoes skyrocketed. By the time World War II broke out, Adi and Rudi were selling over 200,000 pairs a year.

The Nazi card.

In the mid 1930s both brothers joined the Nazi party (though Rudi was supposedly more enthusiastic about his support) and while Adi stayed to helm the growing company, Rudi signed on with the military. Rudi became convinced that Adi had contrived with Nazi officials to have him sent to the front in Poland, and after being picked up by American soldiers and accused of being a member of the Waffen SS, he was convinced that his brother had turned him in. After the war, the bickering intensified and the brothers, even though still living in the same villa, started rival shoe companies in 1947. The feud spread throughout the village, with townpeople showing their allegiance according to the shoes they wore, often refusing to speak to members of the other side.
Dueling brands.

One of those companies became what is modern day Adidas, the name itself is an abbreviation of Adi’s name (Adi” from his Adolf nickname and “Das” from “Dassler”.) Rudi formed a new rvial firm that he originally calledRuda.

He later rebranded as Puma.
https://thelogofactory.tumblr.com/post/ ... das-so-you

Adidas and Puma
Adidas and Puma, alongside Nike, are the world’s most well-known producers of sports shoes. What many don’t know is that the two giant companies were actually founded by brothers who ended up absolutely hating each other. The two brothers, Adolf ‘Adi’ and Rudolph Dassler, were running the Dassler Brothers Sports Shoe Company in the Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach. Although both joined the Nazi Party, their decision to sponsor the African-American track star Jesse Owens when he competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, who Hitler snubbed for perhaps obvious reasons, made their shoes internationally known. It was to be the first sponsorship of a male African-American athlete in history.

However, bickering wives and conflicting business ideas meant that the relationship of the two brothers became increasingly strained. During a bombing raid by the Allies on their town, Rudolph remarked that “the dirty bastards are back again” as Adi and his wife climbed into a bomb shelter already occupied by Rudolph. While Rudolph was actually referring to the Allies, Adi was convinced that Rudolph was talking about him. In retaliation, Adi arranged to have Rudolph sent to the front, then schemed to have his brother arrested by the Allies on suspicion of working for the Gestapo.

Needless to say, the brothers weren’t too brotherly after the war, and split their company in two. Adi Dassler named his company Adidas after himself, and Rudolph called his Puma. The two companies employed many people in the small town, meaning that the people of Herzogenaurach too became entangled in this bitter feud. Many local businesses served only people that belonged to one or the other, and even marriage to people who wore the shoes of the enemy were sometimes forbidden. While both companies ended up being built into internationally recognised brands, the brothers remained enemies until the end, buried at opposite ends of the same cemetery.
Adidas Panzerschrecks

https://www.spiegel.de/international/ge ... 11400.html

Allianz
Established in Berlin in 1890, Allianz is today the world’s largest insurance company. With CEO Kurt Schmitt also serving as Hitler’s economics minister, the insurance company was in a fantastic position to benefit from the Nazi government’s actions. Government facilities (read: concentration camps) and public servants (read: concentration camp employees) were all insured by Allianz.

Of course, before the Holocaust many Jewish people had taken out life insurance policies with Allianz. In the pandemonium of war and genocide across Germany, the officially unaccounted for deaths of many Jewish people meant that Allianz never paid out life insurance for them.
Nestlé
It’s usually quite hard to find an unpleasant story that involves the word ‘chocolate’, but this one is particularly distasteful. While the country remained neutral throughout the course of the two World Wars, Switzerland had profitable economic ties to Nazi Germany. The Swiss food multinational Nestlé won a lucrative contract to supply the entire German army with chocolate, and employed thousands of Jewish slave labourers and prisoners of war in its German factory. The Nazis used chocolate in obscene ways, such as using it to coax Jewish children onto cattle cars that would transport them to concentration camps. A chocolate-coated bomb was also designed, which would detonate seconds after a piece of the chocolate had been broken off. Named the ‘chocolate bar bomb’, they were to be used to kill the British royal family. The Nazis also designed exploding cans of peas for the same purpose, with four being intercepted in Ireland. Why the Nazis believed that British royalty would personally open cans of peas remains a mystery.


Oh, and...

9. Blow-up dolls
Hitler reportedly was the first person to approve blow-up dolls for army men. The project was meant to “counterbalance” the sexual desires of German troops and was considered “more secret than top secret”. Media reports had quoted Hitler as saying, “It is our duty to prevent soldiers from risking their health for the sake of a quick adventure.” Later, the plan of using sex dolls for the troops was dismissed in 1942. Many German soldiers refused to carry those blow-up dolls in their back-packs to avoid embarrassment in case they were captured by the British.
10 Good Things about Hitler you didnt know


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#599941
[Dutch Fanta had a different recipe from German Fanta, elderberries being one of the main ingredients.[3]

So, according to the Frenchman in that famous scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, your father worked at the Dutch Coca Cola factory.
#599952
I can't mark myself out any greater as a liberal, metropolitan elitist than saying that I am quite partial to a glass of Prosecco with a dash of elderflower syrup.
#602937
Meanwhile back with the Merkins, Google has removed the InfoWars app from the Play Store on the account of Alex Jones spreading slurry concerning COVID-19.

Bogus coronavirus claims lead Google Play to finally give Infowars the boot
On Friday, Google removed the Infowars Android app from its Play Store, extinguishing one of the last mainstream strongholds of infamous conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The takedown came on the heels of a video, posted in the Infowars app last week and viewed by Wired, in which Jones disputed the need for social distancing, shelter in place, and quarantine efforts meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Google confirmed to Wired that it removed the app on Friday. The app had more than 100,000 downloads according to Google Play's published metrics, and was rated "E10+," meaning safe for all users 10 and older. The Infowars app sold products like supplements and protein powder, broadcast The Alex Jones Show live, and posted videos and articles from Jones and others.

"Now more than ever, combating misinformation on the Play Store is a top priority for the team," a Google spokesperson told Wired. "When we find apps that violate Play policy by distributing misleading or harmful information, we remove them from the store."
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/202 ... us-claims/
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#602961
The Red Arrow wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:16 pm
You know about Adidas & Puma, right?

Adidas company history.
After returning from the trenches of World War I, Adolf (“Adi”) Dasslerbegan producing custom sports shoes in his mother’s Herzogenaurach, Bavaria house, and after some moderate success he was joined by his brother, Rudolf (“Rudi”), the pair formalizing the venture as Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory). When the 1936 Munich Summer Olympics rolled around, Adi decided to give track spikes to competing athletes as a way of promoting their brand, even persuading US sprinter Jessie Owens to don a pair (technically, the ever first corporate sponsorship of an African American). When Owens picked up four gold medals (much to the chagrin of Adolph Hitler) the demand for Dassler shoes skyrocketed. By the time World War II broke out, Adi and Rudi were selling over 200,000 pairs a year.

The Nazi card.

In the mid 1930s both brothers joined the Nazi party (though Rudi was supposedly more enthusiastic about his support) and while Adi stayed to helm the growing company, Rudi signed on with the military. Rudi became convinced that Adi had contrived with Nazi officials to have him sent to the front in Poland, and after being picked up by American soldiers and accused of being a member of the Waffen SS, he was convinced that his brother had turned him in. After the war, the bickering intensified and the brothers, even though still living in the same villa, started rival shoe companies in 1947. The feud spread throughout the village, with townpeople showing their allegiance according to the shoes they wore, often refusing to speak to members of the other side.
Dueling brands.

One of those companies became what is modern day Adidas, the name itself is an abbreviation of Adi’s name (Adi” from his Adolf nickname and “Das” from “Dassler”.) Rudi formed a new rvial firm that he originally calledRuda.

He later rebranded as Puma.
https://thelogofactory.tumblr.com/post/ ... das-so-you

Adidas and Puma
Adidas and Puma, alongside Nike, are the world’s most well-known producers of sports shoes. What many don’t know is that the two giant companies were actually founded by brothers who ended up absolutely hating each other. The two brothers, Adolf ‘Adi’ and Rudolph Dassler, were running the Dassler Brothers Sports Shoe Company in the Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach. Although both joined the Nazi Party, their decision to sponsor the African-American track star Jesse Owens when he competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, who Hitler snubbed for perhaps obvious reasons, made their shoes internationally known. It was to be the first sponsorship of a male African-American athlete in history.

However, bickering wives and conflicting business ideas meant that the relationship of the two brothers became increasingly strained. During a bombing raid by the Allies on their town, Rudolph remarked that “the dirty bastards are back again” as Adi and his wife climbed into a bomb shelter already occupied by Rudolph. While Rudolph was actually referring to the Allies, Adi was convinced that Rudolph was talking about him. In retaliation, Adi arranged to have Rudolph sent to the front, then schemed to have his brother arrested by the Allies on suspicion of working for the Gestapo.

Needless to say, the brothers weren’t too brotherly after the war, and split their company in two. Adi Dassler named his company Adidas after himself, and Rudolph called his Puma. The two companies employed many people in the small town, meaning that the people of Herzogenaurach too became entangled in this bitter feud. Many local businesses served only people that belonged to one or the other, and even marriage to people who wore the shoes of the enemy were sometimes forbidden. While both companies ended up being built into internationally recognised brands, the brothers remained enemies until the end, buried at opposite ends of the same cemetery.
Adidas Panzerschrecks

https://www.spiegel.de/international/ge ... 11400.html

Allianz
Established in Berlin in 1890, Allianz is today the world’s largest insurance company. With CEO Kurt Schmitt also serving as Hitler’s economics minister, the insurance company was in a fantastic position to benefit from the Nazi government’s actions. Government facilities (read: concentration camps) and public servants (read: concentration camp employees) were all insured by Allianz.

Of course, before the Holocaust many Jewish people had taken out life insurance policies with Allianz. In the pandemonium of war and genocide across Germany, the officially unaccounted for deaths of many Jewish people meant that Allianz never paid out life insurance for them.
Nestlé
It’s usually quite hard to find an unpleasant story that involves the word ‘chocolate’, but this one is particularly distasteful. While the country remained neutral throughout the course of the two World Wars, Switzerland had profitable economic ties to Nazi Germany. The Swiss food multinational Nestlé won a lucrative contract to supply the entire German army with chocolate, and employed thousands of Jewish slave labourers and prisoners of war in its German factory. The Nazis used chocolate in obscene ways, such as using it to coax Jewish children onto cattle cars that would transport them to concentration camps. A chocolate-coated bomb was also designed, which would detonate seconds after a piece of the chocolate had been broken off. Named the ‘chocolate bar bomb’, they were to be used to kill the British royal family. The Nazis also designed exploding cans of peas for the same purpose, with four being intercepted in Ireland. Why the Nazis believed that British royalty would personally open cans of peas remains a mystery.


Oh, and...

9. Blow-up dolls
Hitler reportedly was the first person to approve blow-up dolls for army men. The project was meant to “counterbalance” the sexual desires of German troops and was considered “more secret than top secret”. Media reports had quoted Hitler as saying, “It is our duty to prevent soldiers from risking their health for the sake of a quick adventure.” Later, the plan of using sex dolls for the troops was dismissed in 1942. Many German soldiers refused to carry those blow-up dolls in their back-packs to avoid embarrassment in case they were captured by the British.
10 Good Things about Hitler you didnt know


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#604730
Alex Jones (not the Welsh lass) is now being warned by "DEEP STA...", sorry, both the American Federal Trade Commission and Food & Drug Administration to stop selling quack remedies concerning COVID-19...

https://www.fda.gov/inspections-complia ... 2-04092020
This is to advise you that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reviewed your website at the Internet address www.infowarsstore.com on March 26, 2020 and April 6, 2020, respectively. We also reviewed your websites at the Internet addresses www.infowars.com and www.banned.video, where you direct consumers to your website, www.infowarsstore.com, to purchase your products. The FDA has determined that your www.infowarsstore.com website offers “Superblue Silver Immune Gargle,” “SuperSilver Whitening Toothpaste,” “SuperSilver Wound Dressing Gel” and “Superblue Fluoride Free Toothpaste” for sale in the United States and that these products are intended to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19 in people. Based on our review, these products are unapproved new drugs sold in violation of section 505(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), 21 U.S.C. § 355(a). Furthermore, these products are misbranded drugs under section 502 of the FD&C Act, 21 U.S.C. § 352. The introduction or delivery for introduction of these products into interstate commerce is prohibited under sections 301(a) and (d) of the FD&C Act, 21 U.S.C. § 331(a) and (d).
I wonder if he'll get a certain former guest on his show (whom showered Jones with praise) to get personally involved... :frog:
#604840
Watchman wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:13 pm
Must have missed it; not seen any verbal diarrhea from Hopkins, or the world's greatest investigative journalist, Tommeh, holding the Government to account
I'm the bastard to spoil it for you with this bit of classic Katie bile:

https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/12 ... gr%5Etweet
#604843
Bones McCoy wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:56 pm
Watchman wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:13 pm
Must have missed it; not seen any verbal diarrhea from Hopkins, or the world's greatest investigative journalist, Tommeh, holding the Government to account
I'm the bastard to spoil it for you with this bit of classic Katie bile:

https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/12 ... gr%5Etweet
Hatey: "Why aren't they doing.....?"

Replies; "Because they're not allowed to."

Hatey: "Don't tell me they're not allowed to. I KNOW THAT!!!111"
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