Friday, January 29, 2016

The video is tampered with in some areas, but, it is best to listen through it.

This statistic shows (click here) the leading AIDS drugs worldwide based on revenue from 2009 to 2014. In 2009, GlaxoSmithKline's Combivir generated a revenue of 663 million U.S. dollars. However, this revenue decreased to under 200 million U.S. dollars in 2013.

The word is out, stop trying to kill Dr. Sam. You guys got no class. No class at all. Not even ethical content. But, given the fact life doesn't matter to Big Pharma it is more an issue of ego than professional standards. I consider obscene profit an ego issue. Just can't get enough.

30 November 2015

...That represents compounded (click here) annual growth of 10 per cent between 2005 and 2009. The US was the biggest market, booking $7.7bn in antiretroviral sales last year. France was the largest of the European markets, with sales of $1.1bn, while Japan was the smallest overall. In terms of patients, the number of people living with HIV across the seven major markets went from 1.4 million in 2001 to 1.8 million in 2009, with further increases expected in the coming decade. The US is forecast to hold on to first place, with Datamonitor expecting it to account for 60 per cent of sales across the seven markets in 2019. Japan is forecast to remain the smallest....

In case Big Pharma was confused as to how to manufacture the vaccines? It is called a compounding pharmacy.

A new pipeline in Flint, Michigan is a BOND ISSUE. The people have to vote on it. It is a local vote during the next election. The people can be instructed by their mayor and council in how to proceed as the democracy in Flint has been dismantled.

Where is the federal government in this? Snyder needs to be arrested for his contempt of the people of Flint.

4000 ppb of lead in the Flint water. The filters are worthless. WHERE IS OBAMA!

A 12 year old girl is killed by a constable's bullet and the father is charged with her death.

It was backward justice by the prosecutor. The constable should have disarmed the anger and walked away rather than put a child's life at stake. The constable wasn't defending his life from a 12 year old child. This is completely horrible. Now process servers are protected when they kill kids.

January 29, 2016
By Deborah Hastings

...Meyer allegedly raised (click here) the loaded weapon and pointed it at Steele's chest as the two argued.
“The constable was there the day before to remind them that the next day was the day they had to be out,” family member Hope Cordas Rohde told INSIDE EDITION after the shooting. “Don had an arsenal of weapons and he had them ready. He wasn’t going to pay,” she said.
Perry County District Attorney Andrew Bender has said the constable acted in self-defense and will not be charged in the shooting. The officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
By law, Meyer was not allowed to possess firearms because he had previously been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility, authorities said. Constables who responded to the shooting said they confiscated five weapons at Meyer's home.
Ciara's family blames her father for her death and they support the district attorney's decison to prosecute him for homicide....

It seems landlords in Perry County, Pennsylvania get their evictions even if the occupants have to be carried out in body bags.

Therefore, what? More propaganda about how the country has been sold down the river by Secretary Clinton?

There were no laws in 2008 regarding email servers. She did nothing wrong. The hate filled political environment is on a witch hunt.

She'll have some backlash to deal with and that is not justice at all, but, it is politics. She simply has to continue to achieve a relationship with the American people. They trusted her once with high approval rates. She has to recapture that and lead. This is all old propaganda and lies. She should not have to deal with it anymore. I am glad it's over.

January 29, 2016
By Evan Halper

The private email server Hillary Clinton (click here) used while secretary of State reemerged as a liability for her presidential run, as the State Department acknowledged Friday that 22 messages stored on the server contain top secret information.
Clinton has long denied any of the messages that went through the unprotected server in her home contained highly sensitive material. The State Department said none of the messages were marked top secret at the time they were sent -- although it is looking into whether they should have been.
The administration refused to discuss the contents of the messages, which it acknowledged hours before the latest batch of about 1,000 pages of Clinton email is to be disclosed publicly. The messages marked top secret are being excluded from the disclosure....

December 1, 2014
Washington, DC…(click hereOn November 26th, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1233, the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014. This new law modernizes records management by focusing more directly on electronic records, and complements efforts by the National Archives and the Office of Management and Budget to implement the President’s 2011 Memorandum on Managing Government Records....

February 1, 2013
By Sarah Parnass

The woman (click here) who once went head-to-head with President Obama before becoming a pivotal member of his cabinet is poised to return to the private sector after more than three decades in the public eye.
Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who steps down from her post at the State Department today, leaves behind a legacy of 31 years of public service.
The Senate quickly confirmed Obama's nominee to replace her -- one of its own, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. -- Tuesday. The president had chosen him last December to take Clinton's place. Clinton has spent the past couple of months helping Kerry move into the post so she could bow out....

Donald Trump stood up for his rights. FOX paid for it.

Early Nielsen ratings (click here) how that Thursday night's Fox News debate was the second-lowest rated debate of the primary season, according to a CNN report.
Without Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump participating, the debate got an 8.4 Nielsen rating, according to the report. 
That's better than the previous debate hosted by Fox Business Network, which got a 7.4 Nielsen rating. But that was a strong number for Fox Business Network, which is less widely available than Fox News and CNN.
Thursday's rating would be much smaller than the 15.9 Nielsen rating for the first GOP debate hosted by Fox News in August....

Flint cannot live forever on bottled water!

Flint not only needs it's own water authority, it needs it's own recycling business.

How many flats of water does it take to fill a bathtub?

January 29, 2016
By Robert Allen

FLINT, Mich. — As a big, blue garbage truck (click here) combs a neighborhood on Flint's east side, Arnold Brown points to a blue recycling bin outside a corner house.
"These people ... They never, never recycled," said the operations supervisor with the city.
As the city's water crisis has forced people to drink from plastic water bottles instead of from the tap, such bins have become increasingly visible. The one on Avon Street a few blocks north of I-69 is full, with some brown paper bags on top.
"This is a new culture," said Brown, who's been involved with waste removal for 20 years — most of which, curbside recycling wasn't an option....

Are all Republicans primadonnas?

They should take a lesson from Donald Trump. He lives in his jet. It seems more economical than anything else being done.

January 28, 2016
By Michelle Conlin

...There were stays at boutique hotels (click here) featuring rooftop pools, private soirees at members-only, jacket-and-tie clubs and fundraisers at the Four Seasons, the St. Regis and the Mandarin Oriental.
In the world of Jeb Bush, the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination has at times been a whirl of private planes and high-end affairs, according to the federal filings of Bush’s campaign and his Super PAC, Right to Rise, which can raise unlimited funds for Bush as long as it does not coordinate directly with him.
It is not unusual for U.S. presidential candidates to fly private or even sometimes stay in luxury hotels. But some disgruntled donors say they are unhappy with Bush's large outlays, which also include big spending on staff and tens of millions of dollars in ad buys.

Eleven of 16 major donors contacted by Reuters questioned whether it was money well spent, especially given how the one-time frontrunner has stumbled badly in the polls and is now facing questions about whether he should withdraw from the race....

Delaying email release is not helpful to the Clinton campaign.

It provides illegitimate talking points. The Republicans like to say the White House plays footsie with the Clinton Campaign. That is not the case, but, the delay while legitimate is causing the Clinton Campaign problems no other campaign faces.

By Caleb Howe January 29, 2016 ...In a court filing late (click here) on Thursday evening, the department insisted that it “regrets” its inability to publish the final 7,000 pages on Friday, as a federal court ordered it to do last year.
Yet it defended the delay, blaming an internal oversight and the snowstorm that crippled Washington in the past week.
As part of the process of making the emails public, the State Department is required to have other agencies review Clinton’s emails to check if any information should be redacted or marked as classified.

According to the department, it simply “missed” sending roughly 7,000 pages of emails to other agencies and did not notice the oversight until earlier this month. Its efforts to correct the problem were further delayed by the snowstorm, which closed the federal government through Wednesday....

It would be nice to release the remaining email in one batch to end this hideous challenge to Hillary Clinton's expertise over and over and over again. Pay some folks some overtime to finish this mess.

Hollande and Rouhani are absolutely correct. Shia representation at the peace table is vital.

Paris - French President Francois Hollande (click here) on Thursday said it was possible to negotiate a political transition in Syria despite possible delays in talks aimed at ending the civil war in the conflict torn Arab country.
At a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, Hollande stressed Tehran's role in "promoting talks over a political transition in Syria."
Political negotiations have been slow to unfold, he said, adding the Geneva talks originally scheduled for Jan 25 have been postponed to Friday, with possibilities for further delays.
The UN-brokered Geneva talks between rival Syrian factions are likely to be delayed after the Syrian opposition on Thursday set an end to air strikes and blockades in Syrian cities as conditions to join the negotiating table.

China is losing the fight of quality of life along with their brain trust.

Dig the umbrellas.

by Wu Yan

People stroll (click here) under cherry blossom trees during Chinhae Cherry Blossom Festival in Chang Won, southern city of South Korea, on April 7, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]
South Korea will from Thursday for the first time issue 10-year multiple entry visas to Chinese tourists. But only if they are specialized professionals such as a lawyer or professor or hold a Master's degree or above, Yonhap News Agency, citing the South Korean Ministry of Justice, reported.
Application requirements for multiple entry visas will also be relaxed, with the age restriction starting from 55. Previously the restriction was set at 60 or above.
The Yonhap News Agency estimated that there will be 80 million potential applicants eligible for the new multiple entry visas. At the same time, the length of stay for each visit will be extended from 30 days to 90.
The move means that South Korea becomes the latest country to further open its door to Chinese tourists under the stimulus of the latter's strong spending power.
China sincerely needs to improve the quality of life of their people and expand it's middle class. This is somewhat sad to realize well educated Chinese find living in South Korea more attractive. China can do better. The people know there is a different type of life beyond the Chinese borders. There are dearly few people on Earth that operate in a vacuum today and realize there is opportunity for a better life elsewhere. 

When Nixon went to China there were hopes by Americans. Besides Wall Street the people of the USA wanted the Chinese people to achieve a better quality of life. Those hopes for China didn't include emigration either.

Unfortunately, what occurred primarily in China was the greed of Wall Street and not improved lives of the Chinese people. Wall Street exported American jobs along with their American market. Wall Street did very little to provide better quality of life for the Chinese. Their impoverishment remained intact for decades, until, the current Chinese President who realized it was the people that was ignored by the million-billionaires (oligarchs). If the business community of China would change their ways and pay good wages it would benefit China and begin to balance trade deficits globally.

China looks to buying USA expertise especially when it's markets are deteriorating.

By Yang Ziman and Feng Zhiwei

China's Zoomlion Heavy Industry (click here) Science & Technology Co confirmed on Wednesday an unsolicited takeover bid for Terex Corp, the US crane and construction machinery maker.
The deal will be vital to Zoomlion's transformation and the implementation of the company's global strategy, and it will help increase Zoomlion's revenue and profits.
According to a Terex statement, Zoomlion has offered $30 per share for the company, valuing it at $3.2 billion.
The offer is twice Terex's stock price on Monday, which closed at $15.01 per share in New York. The shares surged 37 percent on Tuesday to $20.5, pushing its market capitalization to $2.2 billion.
The Terex board said it is carefully reviewing the Zoomlion proposal to determine what course of action is in the best interests of its shareholders....

Paul Krugman reminds us not only of the greed of the 1 percent, but, there is an untapped economic resource right here in the USA.

The plutocrats are oppressing the USA economy because of their greed. I remind taxation of the super rich is a real method of returning viability to an entire sector of the USA economy. The poor and the working poor have little to no presence in the USA economy except for the subsistence economy. 

Today, the working poor has trouble even making ends meet, but, what would happen to the USA economy if they were given education resulting in a boost of 20 percent income? Imagine if every one of the working poor were given 20 percent more in income; what would occur in the USA economy? The economy would explode beside proving a path to homeownership.

A balance in foreign trade is important, but, the very citizens within the USA that need help in achieving a better quality of life is also an untapped trading partner. 

New domestic trade partners are untapped markets.

Think about who is not able to afford the products the USA cottage industry produces. There are two ways of reaching that untapped economic partner; either by lowering price or increasing incomes. I think the best and most secure way of achieving better market share right here in the USA is to increase the income of those out of reach. To lower prices is simply a guarantee a crash to the market place of local economies. Cottage industries should maintain their prices, their product quality and maintain their market share, but, demand the working poor have improved quality of life and income to bring them products that are currently out of their reach.

January 26, 2016
...The Clinton view, (click here) on the other hand, seems to be that money is the root of some evil, maybe a lot of evil, but it isn’t the whole story. Instead, racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice are powerful forces in their own right. This may not seem like a very big difference — both candidates oppose prejudice, both want to reduce economic inequality. But it matters for political strategy.

As you might guess, I’m on the many-evils side of this debate. Oligarchy is a very real issue, and I was writing about the damaging rise of the 1 percent back when many of today’s Sanders supporters were in elementary school. But it’s important to understand how America’s oligarchs got so powerful....

China's container economy is taking to land travel.

The first regular container train linking China to the Middle East is unveiled in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang province, Jan 28, 2016. The train will exit China through Alataw Pass in Northwest China's Xinjiang and pass through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan before reaching its destination Tehran, capital of Iran, completing a 14-day and 10,399-kilometer journey. [Photo/Xinhua]

A container train linking China (click here) and Iran departed from Yiwu City in east China's Zhejiang Province loaded with Chinese small commodities on Thursday morning.

According to the train's operator, Yiwu Tianmeng industry investment company, it is the first regular container train linking China to the Middle East.
Iran is hungry for a return to life with an economy and variety. Europe is seeking an economic relationship with Iran and it appears China simply could not wait. China had prepared for the closing of the agreement. It will be interesting to see how vibrant Iran's economy becomes with all this influx of returned international trade. 
I am happy for the Iranian people. They deserve this returned economy. They have made all the decisions leading to peace and compliance of the non-proliferation treaty. 

Americans interested in exporting and bring balance to trade needs to realize countries like Iran are viable trade partners.

Trump has numbers no one else does.

There was one report stating Trump's veteran rally received 4 million viewers. The cable news service is electing Donald Trump. He is an attraction that breaks records.

January 28. 2016
By Dominic Patten
A heavily promoted (click here) interview on The O’Reilly Factor with the former Apprentice host and leading Republican POTUS candidate drew 3.79 million viewers and 642,000 adults 25-54. That made The Factor the most watched show on cable last night – topping even The Big Bang Theory repeat’s 3.1 million viewers....
...Compared with O’Reilly’s January 21 show, last night posted a 16% jump in total audience and 24% in news demo. Like last week, The Factor easily was the top news show of the night and in its 8 PM slot but now by a much wider margin. Last night’sFactor also was up 14% from the cable-topping 3.3 million that the show snagged on September 29, when O’Reilly had Trump on after the latter vowed never to do Fox News again.

January 29, 2016
The candidate (click here) who dominated search and social media on Thursday night did not even appear on the Republican debate stage.
Donald Trump gained the most Twitter followers of any GOP presidential candidate during the Fox News debate, far ahead of Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Rand Paul and Chris Christie rounded out the top five in terms of follower gains. Trump blew away the field on Twitter during the two hours, commanding 36 percent of the conversation compared to Cruz, the next closest with 16 percent, and Rubio, with 13 percent.
The most-tweeted moment of the debate came when Rubio cracked that Bernie Sanders "would make a good president ... of Sweden," with many users pointing out that Sweden does not, in fact, have a president....