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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 worse 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.

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 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. 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.

This is why I want to say thank you to Martin Shkreli for being so brave 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.
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I’d like to interview Martin.
If you happen across this please contact me on twitter.
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my advice pt 1
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shkreli is a pharmaceutical former hedge fund managing rock star

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art by evie ndg
almost everyday I add one more

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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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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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then sign the petition

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


sorry, fell asleep, was dreaming
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