INNOVATION: Mark Cuban Opens Online Pharmacy To Provide Affordable Generic Drugs

Billionaire Mark Cuban Opens Online Pharmacy To Provide Affordable Generic Drugs
By  Good News Network – Jan 26, 2022
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Mark Cuban has officially launched his newest venture—the online pharmacy Cost Plus Drugs.

GNN previously reported on Cuban’s support for Texas radiologist Dr. Alex Oshymansky, who started a public benefit company to provide cheap pharmaceutical drugs.

The launch comes just weeks after the company’s pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) operation was established; both are efforts in the pursuit to help shield consumers from inflated drug prices.

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I’m trying it out.



INTERESTING: Charlotte man pleads guilty to stealing $273,000 in goods while working for Amazon – WSOC TV

Charlotte man pleads guilty to stealing $273,000 in goods while working for Amazon – WSOC TV
January 28, 2022 at 1:45 pm ESTBy News Staff

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CHARLOTTE — A former manager at an Amazon warehouse in Charlotte stole more than $273,000 in merchandise during a 15 month span, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of North Carolina. On Friday, he pleaded guilty to his crime.

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So the IT system doesn’t know employee’s home addresses?

Seems like an obvious check ‘n’ balance.


POLITICAL: Are we going to get yet another really ignorant Supreme Court justice?

Published January 22
Bill Maher torches Sotomayor for botching COVID facts: ‘That’s really ignorant for a Supreme Court justice’
The HBO star also calls out AOC for going to Florida and wonders why Kyrie Irving can’t play home games
By Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News

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“Real Time” host Bill Maher returned from his holiday break Friday and took aim at liberals for their responses to and handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Along the way, the HBO host commented on U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NBA player Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Maher kicked off the show’s panel discussion by listing all the COVID restrictions the United Kingdom is lifting from mask mandates to vaccine passports, saying “They’re getting back to normal, we should follow this.”

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Unfortunately, it appears that Joe Biden is using sex & race as a critical criteria for deciding who to nominate for the Breyer’s replacement.

And, worse, when selections are made for “appearance”, then we wind up with a Justice like Sonia Sotomayor.  Virtually illiterate about the facts around Covid.

Hopefully the Senate will do it’s job and maybe administer an IQ test.


BIGOTRY: The Left’s War on civilization

January 26, 2022
Emulating Islam: The Left’s War on the Christian Cross
By Raymond Ibrahim

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For example, a 61-year-old Christian woman who escaped to Britain from her Nigerian homeland — where a genocide against Christians is currently underway — experienced something similar in her adopted nation. Mary Onuoha, formerly a nurse at England’s Croydon University Hospital since 2002, was over the years repeatedly harassed by management and finally “bullied” out of her job for refusing to remove her small cross necklace, which she has worn for 40 years.  

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I believe this is not unique to England, but is rampant anywhere the “woke” Left exists.

Not sure how “we” can counteract it, other that being alert and aware to ANY “religious discrimination”.

Once again I repeat my tenets: (1) don’t rub my nose in it; (2) don’t try to “convert” me; and (3) most important: don’t make me pay for it.

Sadly, no one listens.


INSPIRATIONAL: Chiefs-Bills shows why NFL must change unfair overtime rule

Chiefs-Bills shows why NFL must change unfair overtime rule

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Initial thought was to disagree, like what to do? Like the colleges? Nah. Plus the games are too long as it is. But on second thought, maybe “just” for the playoffs change the rules? Open to suggestions. It is “win or go home” time!

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Well I can think of at least three “rules” that could have a “better” way:

(1)  Current rules, but both teams get to possess the ball equally.

(1a)  Bills should get a possession to score a touchdown too. And, that continues until someone “loses”.

(1b) Less preferred, the Bills are guaranteed only one possession.

(2) Even less preferred, the team, that scores a certain number first in regular play, wins.

(3) Most less preferred, the team, that scores the tying number in regular play, wins.


INSPIRATIONAL: A cave dive that could have been a disaster

‘The Everest of cave diving’: Australia’s most mysterious cave system and the incredible story of how an expedition survived after being trapped for 27 hours

  • diver Andrew Wight led an expedition to the Pannikin Plains cave system
  • The area is in the Nullarbor Plain, a vast desert which sits atop limestone bedrock
  • While exploring the caves a storm swept in and caused the entrance to collapse
  • His team was trapped

underground until a daring rescue mission saved them

PUBLISHED: 20:37 EST, 22 January 2022 | UPDATED: 20:37 EST, 22 January 2022

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Deep below the Australian Outback are some of the largest and most mysterious cave systems on Earth – where a team of explorers once miraculously survived after being trapped for 27 hours by an avalanche.

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Read this and see the pictures to get a sense of the danger and drama.


HEALTH: Walking Just 10 Minutes a Day May Lead to a Longer Life – DNyuz

So get up and walk or engage in some kind of moderate physical activity for an extra 10 minutes today. Invite your friends, colleagues and aging parents to do the same. “In this context, a little additional physical activity can have a huge impact,” Dr. Saint-Maurice said.

Walking Just 10 Minutes a Day May Lead to a Longer Life – DNyuz

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Cheap and “easy” advice that might make a difference?


GOVERNACIDE:  Since 1973, an estimated 60 million unborn children have been killed


Standing on Shoulders of Science to Turn Page on Roe v. Wade
Bernadette Tasy / @ADFLegal / January 21, 2022

Bernadette Tasy led the Students for Life chapter at Fresno State University from 2016-19. She now advocates for the pro-life cause at Alliance Defending Freedom.

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My generation has never seen an America without Roe v. Wade. Since 1973, an estimated 60 million unborn children have been killed in the womb by abortion.

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All because of a bad Federal Gooferment and SCOTUS decisions.

It’s a shame the Catholic Church has lost its way on more issues.


INSPIRATIONAL: Thich Nhat Hanh, a modern day Ghandi or MLK?

Thich Nhat Hanh, poetic peace activist and master of mindfulness, dies at 95
By James Pearson – 2h ago (Reuters) –

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Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen Buddhist monk, poet and peace activist who in the 1960s came to prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday aged 95 surrounded by his followers in the temple where his spiritual journey began.

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“Three hundred years from now where will you be and where shall I be?” — Thich Nhat Hanh



BIGOTRY: Boston bureaucrat practices religious discrimination

Exclusive–Kobach: Supreme Court Appears Ready to Protect a Christian Flag in Boston Case
20 Jan 2022

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments concerning the City of Boston’s refusal to allow a private organization to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole next to City Hall that was routinely made available to any private organization that applied to do so.  The case is Shurtleff v. City of Boston.

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The conservative Justices seemed likely to rule against the City.  Justice Gorsuch pointed out that the City was “treat[ing] religious viewpoints the equivalent of offensive or inappropriate ones.”  Justice Thomas reacted to the City of Boston’s claim that it was celebrating diversity by allowing other nations’ flags to fly by pointing out, “it would seem to me that Christians in Boston would be a part of that diversity calculus.”

Even Justice Kagan suggested that “this was a mistake” by the Boston bureaucrat who denied the application.  She wondered why the City had not settled the case with the plaintiffs.

These and other statements suggest that the Court isn’t buying Boston’s arguments.  Hopefully that proves to be true when the Supreme Court’s decision is issued.  For too long, too many government bureaucrats have been hostile to Christianity and its symbols.  A victory in this case for the plaintiffs would do much to reverse that trend.

Kris W. Kobach served as the Secretary of State of Kansas during 2011-2019.  Prior to that, he was a professor of constitutional law at the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law during 1996-2011.  An expert in immigration law and policy, he was also an informal adviser to President Trump.  He is currently General Counsel of the Alliance for Free Citizens.  His website is 

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While I have no real problem with SCOTUS smacking down the Boston bureaucrats, I wonder why the flag pole is there at all.

It serves no legitimate public purpose other than making work for the politicians and bureaucrats.

Also, I don’t think Churches should fly the Gooferment’s flag EVER.

In the old days, “the Church” was a power that kept the King in check.  Today, it’s like a rubber stamp for the Gooferment.

We need more protection from the tyranny of the Big Deep State and its politicians and bureaucrats.




INSPIRATIONAL: What does a gamer do when he runs out of lives?

Strange dream the other night.

What if life is really like a game?

When we run out of money, life, energy, Karmic tokens, what happens?

In games, you start over.  The Eastern religions seem to believe in some type of reincarnation based on how you lived your life.

I guess the atheists have it the easiest, the game just ends.

Strange dreams lead to weird blog posts.


“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”


HEALTH: Make your own decisions

11 posted on 1/20/2022, 1:43:52 PM by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m vaccinated, boosted, glued, screwed, and tattooed. But I’m also 62 with a heart stent and too many extra pounds, so I had to weigh the arguments on both sides. I decided for me it was more prudent to get the vaccination and risk the side effects than it was to risk getting a serious case of Covid.

But there is no way in hell I’d recommend that my 10 year old nephew get vaccinated. The long term effects from the vaccine on a developing body are unknown, and the consequences of him getting Covid for a third time, (he’s already had it twice,) are extremely low.

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[JR: I too am “old with a stent and too many extra pounds”.  Add in valve repair, colectomy, and prostatectmy .  So I took the jab, but I wouldn’t recommended it to anyone.  Everyone has to decide for themselves.]

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Meet Azza Gadir, The Vaccine Whisperer (97% Success Rate in Convincing People)
Women’s Health ^ | DEC 16, 2021 | Jeannine Amber
Posted on 1/20/2022, 1:23:14 PM by nickcarraway

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This immunologist has a 97 percent success rate for convincing COVID-vax-hesitant people to get the shot. She can teach you how to support the wary people in your life.

n the spring of 2020, Eva Allen barely left her home. She was living in New Orleans with her young daughter and the pandemic was raging out of control. “I home schooled and had food delivered,” she says. “I was doing everything I could to keep my child safe.”

Over the next ten months, more than a dozen of Allen’s friends and family contracted the virus. A cousin ended up on a ventilator; a great uncle died. Allen, 39, knew firsthand the devastation caused by COVID-19. Even so, when vaccines became available in the spring of 2021, she couldn’t bring herself to get the shot. “I was afraid of the virus,” she says. “But I was terrified of the vaccine. I have an overarching mistrust of medicine and a fear of doctors and procedures. I was raised on stories of people who were hurt by vaccines. I was concerned about doctors doing harm.”

Today, approximately 30 percent of Americans remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, which has claimed more than 800,000 lives in the U.S. alone. Some vaccine skepticism has been stoked by a contingent of “anti-vaxxers,” who aggressively push their “vaccines are dangerous” message online, according to the non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH). This anti-vax group is small but effective: According to a separate report issued by the CCDH, up to 65 percent of online anti-vaccine content is produced by just 12 individuals.

The thing is, these anti-vaxxers don’t necessarily speak for the millions of regular people—a.k.a. the “vaccine hesitant”—who, like Allen, aren’t pushing an agenda. They simply have questions and concerns. “I worry about vaccine safety,” says Allen. “Because I don’t trust medical professionals not to injure me or my child.”

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RANT: Demonstrating the perfidy of the corporate media and its “narrative”

How Liberal media kept Brianna Kupfer story OFF their homepages
by Jeff Miller January 20, 2022
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Media outlets that lean to the left ignore the lengthy criminal history of Brianna Kupfer’s alleged killer in their reporting, omitting his mugshot from their homepages as well.

Several liberal media giants – including the Los Angeles Times, ABC News, CBS, and CNN – failed to include information about Shawn Laval Smith’s violent past. Also, his picture, released by police in hopes that the public could help find him, was not included on websites’ landing pages.

It was not mentioned in the LA Times’ article that Smith had prior arrests, or that he had been released on a $1,000 bond for a misdemeanor in October 2020.

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This is a tragedy that should be laid directly on all the politicians and bureaucrats in the “legal system”.

Gooferment has very few useful functions.  One of which is to be the “night watchmen” and protect the safety of its citizens.  

What a joke when they let criminals use the revolving door in and out of the “justice system”.


POLITICAL: When does the American Empire collapse?

This Is Your Last Chance
Author Robert Gore Posted on January 19, 2022Economy, Politics, Social Issues

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The death knell sounded in 1971 when the United States government repudiated the last vestige of its promise to redeem its dollars for gold. Debt would be the coin of the realm. The bland term “financialization” hides the moral obscenity. Each year the nation’s debt has grown. Production, when netted against that debt, has shrunk, and an increasingly large portion of what remains is diverted to those who don’t produce. Washington decides who gets what, but it can’t command the what. That shrinks as productive virtue is penalized and theft, fraud, and violence are rewarded.

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When the US dollar collapses?


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: UN Funds Migrant Wave; Why are we funding the UN?

Exclusive: UN Funds Migrant Wave Flooding To The U.S.
Breitbart ^ | 1-18-2022 | Neil Munro
Posted on 1/18/2022, 9:44:01 PM by blam

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The U.S.-funded United Nations is providing cash to help job-seeking migrants trek up through South America, Central America, and Mexico, says Todd Bensman at the Center for Immigration Studies.

“It is definitely organized,” Bensman told Breitbart News on Monday during a reporting trip to Tapachula in southern Mexico, where migrants arrive after crossing Central America:

They’re giving money out at way-stations up and down the [migrant] trail … There’s a process [in Tapachula]: You get your Mexican [visa] papers, then you go to the UN building next door, get an appointment, and they interview you and look at your situation… It’s not big money, and not all of them get it, but enough get it to sustain them so they don’t have to go home, and so they can go on to the next way station.

Bensman tweeted a video of the migrants waiting for payments:

Photo I just took of a Honduran migrant woman’s United Nations-issued cash card, which provided 2,500 pesos a month for 4, the max in this one city of Tapachula, Mexico. All part of the UN “cash-based interventions” program I wrote about last month here:

— Todd Bensman (@BensmanTodd) January 17, 2022

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This is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS!!!


TECHNOLOGY: Wish I could create a manifest of applications Android
 Android Phones & Tablets
Why You Should Get Rid of Unused Android Apps
JAN 17, 2022, 8:00 AM EST | 3 MIN READ

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Clean Phone, Clear Head

Lastly, cleaning up your phone is a good way to eliminate distractions. A more focused phone experience can make it much more pleasant to use.

We tend to treat email spam and unwanted phone notifications the same way. Rather than spend an extra minute or two unsubscribing, we waste even more time being distracted and deleting them. Don’t let apps you’re not using make your phone more annoying.

Take a few minutes to scroll through your app list and evaluate which apps you’re actually using. Don’t hesitate to delete unused apps. After all, you can just install them once more if you end up needing them again. Your phone will thank you.

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Now if there was some easy way to create a “manifest” so that apps could be easily tracked.

Same problem exists on IOS!