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Paul Wolfowitz, an adviser to former President George W. Bush has said that his contempt for Donald Trump is so strong that he will likely vote for Hillary Clinton in November.
During an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, Wolfowitz said, “I wish there were somebody I could be comfortable voting for. I might have to vote for Hillary Clinton, even though I have big reservations about her.”
Now, Wolfowitz has been referred to as an architect of the Iraq War, because of his eagerness to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein after 9/11. After his time as the Deputy Defense Secretary, Wolfowitz went on to become the president of the World Bank, after he was nominated by Bush in 2005.
In the recent interview, Wolfowitz criticized Trump’s statement about U.S. foreign policy in Iraq, saying “Trump says that it is precisely we and our policies that are responsible for the mess in Iraq. But I certainly think it’s important to speak up and say how unacceptable he is. I’m always more than willing to do that.”
Given his past ties to corruption and big banks, it is no surprise that Wolfowitz would support Hillary Clinton, especially when it comes to foreign policy. When Wolfowitz pushed for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, he was participating in a long-standing pattern prevalent in U.S. Foreign Policy. With Clinton as the most likely to push for the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is also known as the latest bad guy in the Middle East, it is only right that Wolfowitz support her.
While some might be shocked to see Republicans supporting Democrats, it is just another reminder that U.S. Foreign isn’t built around which party is in office. For the elites, it doesn’t matter whether there’s red or blue in the White House as long as that candidate uses fear-mongering to push for more endless war.
The Huffington Post terminated a contributor late Sunday evening after deleting two articles he had published questioning the health of Hillary Clinton — just days after Dr. Drew was canned from HLN for the same reason.
— D.G. Seaman (@d_seaman) August 29, 2016
— D.G. Seaman (@d_seaman) August 29, 2016
Earlier on Sunday, David Seaman had published an article titled, “Hillary Clinton’s Health is Superb (Aside From Seizures, Lesions, Adrenaline Pens).” The article was still trending in third place on the front page of the website when it was abruptly deleted.
— Maurizio Morabito (@omnologos) August 29, 2016
The article linked to a video by Paul Joseph Watson which has been viewed over 3.5 million times, discussing questions that had been raised by him and popular author Mike Cernovich regarding Clinton’s odd behavior — and her seemingly declining health.
Seaman’s article did not claim to have information regarding Clinton’s health, or make any accusations — but simply covered the questions that people are asking and linked to the viral video.
Following his termination, a visibly shaken Seaman posted a video to YouTube discussing what happened and assuring his viewers that he is not suicidal. He repeatedly asserted that he is not accident prone and does not currently own a vehicle — clearly signaling that should anything happen to him, make sure he is added to the Clinton Body Count.
Seaman also spoke out against the bias and rigged media who is failing to adequately cover the Clinton Foundation and the leaks from the Democratic National Committee.
“It strikes me as absolutely rigged and absolutely corrupt. I don’t agree with everything Trump has said, but we do have a rigged system — we do have a rigged media where truth is not getting out,” Seaman stated in his live video. “If their interest was truth — if their interest was the public interest — they would be talking about this most recent Wikileaks batch until they turn off the lights at night and have to go home.”
“So why aren’t they talking about that?” Seaman asked.
Last week, Dr. Drew’s show on HLN was also cancelled for questioning Clinton’s health. Just like Seaman’s articles on the Huffington Post, the interview with Dr. Drew has been removed from the network’s website.
“When she hit her head, she had to wear these prism glasses when she came out,” Drew had stated.
“That is brain damage, and it’s affecting her balance. Now clearly, it hasn’t affected her cognition, but tell us a little more about that. That’s profound. And then number two, when they screened her for heart disease, again, they did an old-fashioned screen. It just seems like she’s getting care from somebody that she met in Arkansas when she was a kid, and you’ve got to wonder. You’ve got to wonder,” he continued.
When it becomes a dangerous and rebellious act for a journalist to question the health of a major political candidate, there is something terribly wrong.
It remains unclear what is declining faster — the state of journalism or Hillary’s health.
Guest Post by Mitchell McGuire
Approximately one out of every 89 Americans are prescribed EpiPen due to severe allergies. Similarly, 1 out of every 251 children under 18 were admitted to hospitals last year due to food allergies alone. Allergy attacks can be resolved by an injection of epinephrine.
Now, a corporation that has donated to the Clinton Foundation has jacked the price up on the EpiPen 471%.
The EpiPen technology was first implemented in the mid-1970’s in a product designed to be used by soldiers exposed to nerve gas – called the Mark 1 NAAK Combo Pen, developed and produced by Survival Technology Inc., a company that had previously been contracted by the Pentagon. It wasn’t until 1996 when the auto-injector pens were available for commercial use, after Survival Technology merged with Brunswick Biomedical and distributed their products through a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, a German pharmaceutical company.
After being distributed for 11 years under Merck, the generic version of the combo-pen had cost only around $50 when, in 2007, Mylan pharmaceuticals purchased the generic drugs division of Germany’s Merck KGaA for $6.7 billion. After acquiring the rights to market the EpiPen, Mylan sold the plastic auto-injector pen for around $57.
After being purchased for $6 billion, the new markup in price may be justified in theory – and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has made that case – but it is hard to justify to many. Most damaging is that Mylan has donated a sum between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, which is currently under investigation for illegal political bribes.
In 2012, after a 7-year-old died from a peanut allergy, a bill was passed that pressured states to keep EpiPen stocked in their schools. According to Bloomberg, “47 states require or encourage schools to stock the devices”. Mylan spent $1 million in lobbying during 2012, resulting in a bill that practically gave them a monopoly. For the next 3 years, Mylan would go on to spend $6 million in lobbying.
What has all this money spent lobbying achieved? A blind-eye from the government to the fact that no competitor has been able to get an auto-injector epinephrine pen to pass through the FDA, despite quality products. That is the reason why they were able to raise the prices of the medicine 467% within a matter of 9 years without new competition driving the prices down.
Under criticism and public scrutiny for this price increase, Mylan pharmaceuticals released a statement claiming that the price “has changed over time to better reflect the value the product provides”. What does this mean? Why can a parallel product in France be available for $57, but not here? Is it because the FDA has not approved any other patent, leaving no alternative, and so the only option is the Mylan-made EpiPen, making the cheaply-produced pen valuable enough that people will pay ask as much as you ask? This is a government enforced monopoly , as legitimate competition is prohibited by the government from producing a relatively simple technology that has existed for over 4 decades.
Mylan Chief Operating Officer Heather Bresch has also experienced a change in value. Her salary started off at $2.5 million dollars in 2007, eventually reaching the point to where she made $18 million in compensation during the year of 2015.
When a company is allowed to monopolize an industry that saves lives, and then gouge consumers with abnormally high prices simply because they can without having to worry about competition, then we must question the integrity of not only the company, but the governmental body that is regulating the company’s industry. Multiple patents have been filed for various companies, with not one obtaining approval from the FDA, despite no legitimate concern. Mylan has also sued just about every company that attempted to release a product that rivaled theirs. Now, with corruption being exposed rampantly, the media cannot turn an blind eye to this. When people are spending hundreds of dollars on an item that costs less than seven dollars to make, we are not free. For many of the allergy-inflicted constituents out there, the doubts the FDA had on every patent would probably not concern them more than the prospect of having to work more than two 40-hour work weeks on minimum wage just to pay for a two-pack of Epi-Pen.
So now the question is, how will our representatives respond to this news? Will they do nothing and “let the market settle it,” will they put a limit on profit margins, or will they simply investigate the FDA? Well, it wont be swept under the rug, that is for sure. The pharmaceutical company has basically submitted to the claims that the product was unfairly over-priced, and will now offer a $300 cash back rebate card with every twin-pack purchased at full price – what the uninsured have to pay. This was Mylan’s way of trying to back-peddle without actually lowering the price.
The CEO of Mylan, Ms. Bresch, had sold $5 million dollars worth of her company’s stock in light of the scrutiny that had been cast on her company. If the sky-high price for the drug reflects the value of the drug, Ms. Bresch’s sell-off may reflect the value of the company. The CEO of the company has already anticipated repercussions in regards to her stock’s price, but what will be the repercussions in regards to drug monopolies as a whole? Its your move FDA — and Congress, if the FDA fails to approve another company’s outstanding patent in the near future.
PBS aired its first interview with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, but surprise surprise PBS censored Stein’s negative comments on Hillary Clinton and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
This comes on the heels of PBS shutting down their comments section online, proving that Public Broadcasting isn’t so public, and is now shilling for the TPP and Hillary Clinton.
Although it’s normal for TV programs and producers to edit interviews, it’s interesting what they chose to air and cut out. As Matt Orfalea points out in the video below, “It’s common for TV to be cut for time. But where and what they cut shows what the narrative is that they’re trying to push.”
Jill Stein has been previously been censored by Google from even appearing as a Presidential candidate.
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) July 14, 2016
PBS cutting Stein’s comments on the TPP being NAFTA on steroids, and her criticism on Hillary Clinton shows what PBS’s agenda is.
Stein attacked Hillary Clinton for being a big proponent of fracking. Asked about the difference between Clinton and Trump, Stein had this to say about Hillary –
Jill Stein: I wouldn’t say there are no differences, but the differences are not enough to save your job because Hillary Clinton and now her transition director Ken Salazar, you know they’re big proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Which is basically NAFTA on steroids, and most observers believe that it will send our jobs overseas as well as undermine American sovereignty by bringing in these international tribunals that get to pass judgment on our laws, on our Public Health protections, on our worker protections.
So we can’t count on saving our jobs, saving our lives – one in three Americans now cannot afford Healthcare under Obamacare – or saving the planet because Hillary has been a big proponent of fracking as is Ken Salazar, her transition director.
Mayor Rick Ramsey of Walker, Louisiana has claimed the recent flood in his state was “man-made.”
No it wasn’t HAARP – it was negligence on the part of the state and federal government according to Mayor Ramsey, who talked to local CBS affiliate WAFB.
“I’ve been begging them for three-and-a-half years to give us more drainage under the interstate,” Mayor Ramsey said.
According to Ramsey, there was no drainage under the interstate and he’s been begging for three and a half years for the governments to fix it. The governments’ refusal to listen and provide the drainage caused the flooding according to Ramsey.
A six-foot tall concrete barrier that was put along I-12 when the interstate was expanded last year essentially put the city of Walker “into a bowl,” said Ramsey. “When the Amite River went up, it hit that wall. We have video evidence that shows the concrete barrier and water lapping over the north shore of the interstate and bone dry on the south of the interstate. They basically built a dam for Walker.”
When asked if a lawsuit would go anywhere, he expressed that the State of Louisiana was broke and that the federal government doesn’t respond to lawsuits.
“My guess is before it’s over there will be multiple insurance companies involved in this too, because they are going to be paying out billions of dollars in flood insurance claims to those fortunate enough to have flood insurance. But once they see the evidence and realize the flooding event was man made they will be joining,” said Ramsey.
“I think it’s 100% negligent. I don’t think there’s any doubt. I can give you an example of a house that was built in ’79 that got no water in the ’83 flood when they peaked it at the same level and got 6 ft of water this trip it was my house.”
Ramsey also stated that 75% of Walker was flooded by this tragedy.
“I have a report and it appears there is evidence that DOTD removed 1-2 barricades early Sunday morning when our water dropped 3 FT and then put the barricades back in place and if that can be confirmed that means they were aware of the problem but didn’t fix it.”
~Mayor Rick Ramsey, said.
The city of Walker, Louisiana needs your help. If you can’t pack your backs and head down there, here’s how you can donate to help those in need.