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The Most Hated Man In America – And I Think He’s Great!

Martin Shkreli is the most hated man in America and I think he’s great!

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Martin Shkreli, draws a lot of vitriol once people recognize who he is.
When I first heard about this guy and the drug his firm bought and inflated over 500% my ears perked up and I thought, here we go again, another Alessio Rastani looking to cash in on the misery of others. USA! USA! USA!

However, since this story first made headline last summer and as it has unfolded I’ve had a change of heart.

I’m convinced now what this man is doing, through his actions, is exposing the dirty underbelly of not only big pharma, but the whole health care industry from big insurance, to hospitals, to medical labs and staff.

It’s amazing how much hate has been thrust upon one man when it is the whole health care system that is rotten to the core.

First, let’s take a little step back into the past, for instance the marketing agreements given to big pharma by Congress for R&D, most of which is done at the university level, at tax payer expense. Yes, you Joe Taxpayer Public pay for all the years of research and development, all those meticulous and endless experiments and a good number of clinicals well before any drug is handed over to big pharma.

For example, let’s take one drug in particular, Bristol Myer Squibb’s (BMS) Taxol, this drug; a derivative of the yew tree, was developed at the University of Florida. BMS secured the patent to a drug that works to cure ovarian cancer.

Back in 2000 if a doctor recommended this drug to a woman with ovarian cancer the cost would run $2,300 per treatment, with a minimum of at least 6 treatments (roughly $14k), and after reevaluation perhaps another 6 or more treatments could be required – cancer is unpredictable. If you’re an older woman on a fixed income of say $20k a years, with no insurance, how do you afford that? Simple, you don’t, you suffer from the disease and die.

Was there any outrage by the public over the price of the life saving drug Taxol like there was over Martin Shkreli drug Daraprim? Absolutely none. It wasn’t even reported by the corporate owned media.

Martin Shkreli has done us all a tremendous service – he simply brought to the forefront what big pharma does to us every day, treat us like fodder, and the ones with the most money, suffer less, live longer and perhaps better.

Now, there’s one thing the media hasn’t told us about Martin Shkreli, they didn’t tell anyone that those who need his drug, those who can’t afford the treatments will receive the drug upon request for free. That he himself will bend over backwards to make sure those who can ill-afford the needed treatment receive what is required.

The MSM demonizes this man simply for ad-revenue, and all the vilification and years of anger we feel towards big pharma is directed at one individual, when in reality it is the large corporations that are not only stealing our tax payer University R&D dollars, but taking what we give to each other as part of the common good and acting mostly as the middle-man selling it back to us for inflated prices, causing endless suffering and the death of our loved ones.

In a way, we do this to ourselves because we are unaware of their trickery and overwhelmed with just making ends meet.

This is why I want to say thank you to Martin Shkreli for being so brave to bring this topic forward. I hope he continues running circles around the media holding this concern up high for all to see, at least until people make the connection that it is not one man holding health care hostage, but these large corporations holding us prisoners for their own deep and greedy pockets.

I ask that he let us forget his charity, at least a little while longer, before his true humanity rises like cream to the top.

Maybe this time the American People will see who the daemons really are – Big Pharma, Big Medical, Big Media and Congress.

In these times, buy accident or design, Martin Shkreli is a hero.

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Updates:
Vice interesting.
Nut Job Jones trying to make money and outrage (in order to make more money) off pharam bro.
I’d like to interview Martin.
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Saturday Night Redux


three words original radio broadcast 3 November 2012
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27 January 2016


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MAKING A MURDERER

Anyone who values human life, human rights, believes in one’s civic duty, justice and liberty. If you care about the poor and the disabled,  anyone who thinks the government lies, is corrupt and a fraud then you MUST watch this program right now. You’ve never seen anything like this, this film took 10 years to make. If you thought you understood the justice system in the US you don’t know the half of it, this will shock you when you see the impact it has on people’s lives. If you are of low income, modest means, middle class, even upper middle class things are so bad in this country this could actually happen to you or someone you love and care about.

Episode 1 Free

too poor? Google: making a murderer online watch

 

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if you want to help

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every time they divide and conquer us a banker gets a bonus
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16 December 2015


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bullshit

it needs saying

use it often

but if ya could link your link to this video
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more of this stuff

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War Profiteers – END THEM

profits“A war profiteer is any person or organization that profits from warfare or by selling weapons and other goods to parties at war.”

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“I don’t want to see a single war millionaire created in the United States as a result of this world disaster.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt, May 22, 1940.

I purpose a Bill by Congress and ask for a Presidential Executive Order that until the War On Terror is over no US company or US citizen profit a single penny from the weapons used in these wars. That any US citizen or US company that does so will be tried for treason. That any country selling weapons to the US, to a terrorist or terrorist nation for profit will be in turn regarded as a terrorist or a terrorist nation suffering immediate sanctions and becoming an enemy of the United States or America.

Further, I ask every individual, company and organization to make it a priority, to pressure every presidential candidate to declare that they will put an end to the profiteering from the sales of weapons; particularly WMDs, until they and Congress finally end the War On Terror.

It is my contention that these wars will never come to a close as long as there are profits to be made. I believe the last 14 years have proven this to be true.

To profit off of war is not only immoral it is one of the greatest evils any civilized nation can put upon its people and the world.  Until such actions are in place anything that is good and civilized will be lost.

“If any State in the Union will declare that it prefers separation with the first alternative, to a continuance in union without it, I have no hesitation in saying, ‘let us separate’. I would rather the States should withdraw, which are for unlimited commerce and war, and confederate with those alone which are for peace and agriculture.” -Thomas Jefferson

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Stock Prices of Weapons Manufacturers Soaring Since Paris Attack
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11/13 Paris Attack by Israeli Intelligence Services: Ken O’Keefe
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