TINFOILHAT: What is the FDA and various politicians role with EpiPen?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/25/epipen-price-increase-mylan

US healthcare
Opinion
For my daughter, the EpiPen is a lifeline, not a luxury
Liz Richardson Voyles
Thursday 25 August 2016 12.22 EDT Last modified on Thursday 25 August 2016 12.36 EDT 

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The disgraceful 461% increase in the price of this vital medication is a symptom of a system where corporate greed takes precedence over public health 

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This month, pharmaceutical company, Mylan, crowed that they smashed second-quarter expectations; with earnings of $2.56bn, up 8% from the year before. Their CEO’s salary has ballooned 671% over the past eight years. The corporation was able to accomplish this in part, because they are the maker of a medical device called the EpiPen, which delivers a life-saving drug to stop an anaphylactic allergy attack. The company has raised the price of this medication 461% since 2007. Mylan’s latest announcement – that it would offer various new pricing concessions to families on lower incomes and those who have to pay out of pocket, cannot alter this stark fact.

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Now before we take the “capitalist pigs” out and lynch them, can we make some inquiries?

1. Is this the only epi pen on the market?

2. Is it patented? If so, how many years left?

3. How is the FDA involved in this process? How much did / does Mylan spend on regulatory compliance?

4. Has there been any “political” involvement?

5. Does a corporation have to “justify” it’s prices? (In a truly free market, the “invisible hand” would prompt supply from competitors very quickly!)

I’d like answers before “we” “hang” them!

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INTERESTING: Do planning boards keep up with technology?

Friday, August 26, 2016

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/08/25/mathmetician-solves-puzzle-parking-lots/

AUTO TECH
Mathmetician solves puzzle of parking lots
The Sun
Published August 25, 2016

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All planners need to do is place the bays at a 45 degree angle, which cuts down the turning circle required and therefore needs a smaller access lane, freeing up more space for parking.

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I find this fascinating.

Large?

Peplos Republic of Nu Jerzee has some HUGE ones.

I’d imagine that this would be an easy update.

Wanna bet that it’s not permitted by zoning codes!!!

Argh!

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LIBERTARIAN: Secession is the answer

Monday, August 22, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/jim-cox/50-state-solution/

The Fifty State Solution
By Jim Cox
August 20, 2016

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Disgusted by the prospect of Hillary Clinton and/or Donald Trump having the power of the presidency? I certainly am. And for full disclosure here, I don’t think any individual should have the powers that have accrued to the president over this country’s development. As has often been stated, “It’s not the abuse of power, it’s the power to abuse” that we should worry about. Even with some substitute candidates we’d still face the power to abuse problem.

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I am a firm believer in “secession” as a solution to all our political problems.

Of course, unwinding the Federal Gooferment’s knots would be a challenge, if the political elite would permit it. Argh!

Clearly imho Texas, Alaska, Hawaii, Utah, North Dakota, and New Hampshire have substantial support and have taken some steps to facilitate it.

Who will be the first out?

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RANT: “Academic Zika Virus”

Sunday, August 21, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/thomas-dilorenzo/beware-academic-zika-virus/

Beware the Academic Zika Virus
By Thomas DiLorenzo
August 20, 2016

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By now just about everyone has heard of the zika virus, transmitted by mosquitos, which is said to cause brain damage in children.  As worrisome as this is, an even bigger brain damage threat to young people is what I call the academic zika virus, transmitted by left-wing, politically-correct “educators.”  There are exceptions, but undergraduate education in America has become one big socialist indoctrination academy that fills students’ heads with cultural Marxist myths, superstitions, and falsehoods while inculcating an infantile culture that teaches students to run crying to “safe rooms” if a dissenting voice should somehow appear on campus.  All of this can be yours for a mere 50 grand a year at many universities.

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Yup, it’s a meme. An idea that spreads like gene. And the American “Universities” are the mosquito that transmits it.

The fact that people send their children to these “schools” to be infected is another parallel with Zika.

Argh!

Wonder when people will smarten up or it’s already too late.

Sigh!

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TINFOILHAT: A false-flag candidate?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/is-trump-deliberately-throwing-the-election-to-hillary-clinton_082016

IS TRUMP DELIBERATELY THROWING THE ELECTION TO HILLARY CLINTON?
AUGUST 15, 2016 | TYLER DURDEN | ZERO HEDGE

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Donald Trump is a false-flag candidate. It’s all an act, one that benefits his good friend Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party that, until recently, counted the reality show star among its adherents. Indeed, Trump’s pronouncements – the open racism, the demagogic appeals, the faux-populist rhetoric – sound like something out of a Democratic political consultant’s imagination, a caricature of conservatism as performed by a master actor.

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This is certainly not beyond the realm of plausibility.

Given his flip flop on NATO.

And, his avoidance of hitting HRC on the issues that resonate with Joesixpack — it’s the economy stupid.

One can only wonder.

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POLITICAL: Early voting is a bad public policy

Friday, August 19, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/no_author/early-voting/

Ongoing Efforts at Stealing Elections?
AmmoLand.com
August 16, 2016

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Early voting is a bad public policy that increases costs, increases the likelihood of fraud, and confuses voters – leading to depressed voter turnout. It is absurd and dishonest to suggest racism being behind the sensible reform of cutting early voting down from a ridiculous 35 days before Election Day.

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“If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” ― often incorrectly attributed to American humorist Mark Twain ― but very very true imho!

Unfortunately, an election is “an advanced auction of stolen goods”.

And, if we “must” participate in this fraud and theft, then let’s make it “honest”.

I’m beginning to think that the “democratic process” is not the best way to come to intelligent “pubic policy”.

I don’t understand how in India everyone has a photo id to vote. But we can’t have that here.

I seen cases in the press, when every once in a while, the truth leaks thru, that at least one person voted for BHO several times in at least three states.

Argh!

Never mind the TV shows, like Leno’s Jay-walkings, where the average voter is plain old dumb and ignorant and happy to be that way.

There has to be a better way!

Argh!

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SOCIALISM: … brings back malaria

Thursday, August 18, 2016

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2016/08/socialism-in-real-time-venezuelas.html

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016
SOCIALISM IN REAL TIME: Venezuela’s Economic Turmoil Has Brought Malaria Back

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With Venezuela’s economy in tatters, at least 70,000 people from all walks of life have been streaming into a mining region to hunt for gold in watery pits. It is a perfect breeding ground for the mosquitoes that spread malaria.

Then, with the disease in their blood, the miners return home to cities where there is often no medicine and little fumigation, and they have passed the disease on to tens of thousands more people and left entire towns desperate for help.

Venezuela was the first nation in the world to be certified by the World Health Organization for eradicating malaria in its most populated areas, beating the United States and other developed countries to that milestone in 1961.

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When it’s said that “Socialism kills”, that is MORE than just an editorial about personal responsibility and incentives.

In this particular example, it was about a disease that had been beaten but came back with the poor economy.

Argh!

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