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To Die Alone And Poorly Dressed

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For the last several years I have taken a silent vow of poverty. I can tell you first hand it has been a tough road and no easy task. The originally commitment was supposed to last one year, but it turned into almost three. In many ways it is what I guessed poverty would be like, a prison. I’ll be writing a few essays on the experience, but I need a little distance in order to be more objective once it is officially over.

Now that this struggle is coming to a close my next understanding of compassion, which I believe is in direct relationship to the current experience, will be meeting with one or more people who do not wish to die alone, but feel destine to. If you are a safe individual who finds themselves in this particular situation or knows of someone who has made the conscious effort to reach out, please contact me.

One quick reflection, people and politicians often talk about our poor economy and the lack of jobs in the country, nothing could farther from the truth, just taking care of each other would create more jobs than one could ever imagine. To simply teach people how to be civilized and moral again, not just helping themselves or getting ahead, but to reach out just a little is more than any worthwhile cause I can think of, and I don’t mean politically correct, but to interact and develop an understanding and acceptance of the temperaments that surrounds us all and each of us have. This would be the true acceptance of the individual and of the self. There is no doubt in my mind that if such an endeavor could find enough people to undertake this for a year or two it would change the world only for the good.

In the words Jacob Marley, “Business!’ cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. “Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” -Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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Hillary Clinton Is A War Criminal

…that’s actually a gross understatement.
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Hillary Clinton Is A War Criminal and a Pathological Liar
Queen Of Chaos
Endless Wars
War Profiteers
Endless Bank Bailouts
Shadow Banking
Pay To Play
Pro TPP
Pro XL Pipeline
Pillaging The Environment
Pro Fracking
Big Oil
NEOCON Neo-Liberal
GMOs
Hillary and the Koch Bros
Clinton wants Endorsements from Condi, Kissinger
Her Health

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Just Hillary
Hillary’s Conflict of Interest Problem

Hillary, A Threat To All Of Humanity

Hillary on African Americans

Hillary Is A Liar

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Voters Think Twice
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The Hillary Doctrine – Libya
Hillary in Libya
Libya is Obama’s biggest regret and Hillary’s biggest threat
Hillary’s disaster in Libya should haunt her
Why Libya
Neocons
Oil
Gold
Goldman Sachs

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Honduras
Hillary in Honduras
the coup

Haiti
Hillary in Haiti
Billion Dollar Fraud

Syria
Hillary in Syria

Iran
Hillary on Iran

Russia
Hillary on Russia
Hillary’s campaign chairman received 35 million dollars from Vladimir Putin
United States and NATO Are Preparing for a Major War With Russia

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if you have anything to add that captures the facts succinctly and honestly, please drop a link at the bottom.

Thank you

 

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Cripes!
“Get that Fucking dog away from me.” -Hillary Clinton
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#Brexit

before the fall…

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Let the Priests of the Raven of dawn, no longer in deadly black, with hoarse note curse the sons of joy. Nor his accepted brethren whom, tyrant, he calls free; lay the bound or build the roof. Nor pale religious letchery call that virginity, that wishes but acts not! For every thing that lives is Holy.
– William Blake (The marriage of Heaven and Hell – c1790)

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Make America Self-Sufficient Again

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It’s 10PM, do you know who your farmer is?
UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World
UN REPORT
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The Most Hated Man In America – And I Think He’s Great!

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

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“It is a crime for any citizen to sink away from controversy” -Solon

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 developed 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. “Free Market Capitalism” at its worst 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 not only is this man an artist, what he 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, staff and yes, Congress. We are being “edu-tained.”

It’s amazing how much hate has been thrust upon one man when it is the whole health care system that is really 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 Taxpaying 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 year, 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 every day, treat us like fodder, and the ones with the most money, suffer less, live longer and 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, yes, 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. The bottom line is we have the power to understand the process and change it if we want, but it’s not a priority because we can’t seem to take the time. Maybe that will change. Martin’s instillation art, which is his life, is making people think, and trust me, it’s a good thing. Martin is really a natural born, modern teacher.

This is why I want to say thank you to Martin Shkreli for being so brave by bringing 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 and our own ignorance.

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. Now that you know, what will you do?

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

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Updates:
MSNBC Interview
CNBC Congress
Vice interesting
Nut Job Jones trying to make money and outrage (in order to make more money) off pharam bro.
bloomberg

 

I’d like to interview Martin.
If you happen across this please contact me on twitter.
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shkreli is a pharmaceutical former hedge fund managing rock star and edu-tainment connoisseur

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I think someone should write a song called, pharma bro

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(sung to the tune soldier boylame karaoke)
pharma bro
wall street’s little pharma bro
how you made the nation oh so blue?

you weren’t the first hedge-fund
and you won’t be the last hedge-fund
gouging pyri-meth-a-mine
was it the thing to do?

you can love the wu tang clan
2 million dollar wu tang clan
and now they’ll be your only love
[at least] they’ll be true to you
(til Kanye sells to you)

(interquaalude)

wherever you go
the SEC will follow
but calm your little nerves my friend
cause Congress will never see it through

they took your anti para sitic
to every port or foreign shore
darlin’, you must feel for sure
they’re gonna ram it through… your…

pharma bro
wall street’s little pharma bro
how you made the nation oh
the nation oh so blue

(needs some work – write a better one)

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… still, never forget, Those Who Live by the Media Sword, Die by the Media Sword.
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pssst… consider this
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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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