Bernie Mad-off-with-the-loot Ponzi Schemer was the Whole Thing in micro; We’ve been being ripped off for centuries, becoming even more enslaved, getting bled dry by these schemers –
as always, personal greed allows people to commit acts they know in their hearts to be evil, to be against niceness to others, to be screwing someone else over;
just look at their cruel faces, coldhearted eyes,
of course you can’t always tell by externals,
but actions will steer you the way,
sooner or later.
and if they’re acting like heartless assholes,
they probably are
Drug Makers Raise Prices in Face of Health Care Reform –
And remember this, from Jan. 2009?:
Pfizer to buy Wyeth for $68B; cut 8,000 jobs
Associated Press / January 27, 2009 Published January 26, 2009
LINDA A. JOHNSON
“Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest drugmaker, said Monday it is buying rival Wyeth for $68 billion in a deal that will quickly boost Pfizer’s revenue and diversification –…”
“The deal is being financed by five banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase.”
“By buying Wyeth, Pfizer will mutate from a maker of blockbuster pills to a one-stop shop for vaccines, biotech drugs, traditional pills and nonprescription products for both people and animals.”
for more gory details, see:
or my own post:
and don’t miss this, just 2 months ago (9 months after that acquisition):
Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing
Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History
“…Pfizer has agreed to pay $1 billion [table scraps] to resolve allegations under the civil False Claims Act that the company illegally promoted four drugs—Bextra; Geodon, an anti-psychotic drug; Zyvox, an antibiotic; and Lyrica, an anti-epileptic drug—and caused false claims to be submitted to government health care programs for uses that were not medically accepted indications and therefore not covered by those programs. The civil settlement also resolves allegations that Pfizer paid kickbacks to health care providers to induce them to prescribe these, as well as other, drugs. The federal share of the civil settlement is $668,514,830 and the state Medicaid share of the civil settlement is $331,485,170. This is the largest civil fraud settlement in history against a pharmaceutical company.”
– quoted from U.S. Department of Justice
September 2, 2009:
Is Jon Stewart the closest thing we have to an informed human who can rant back at someone like Glenn Beck?
Why aren’t any of us so called liberals foaming at the mouth like this guy, or any of these guys? Why aren’t there any sexy women ranting loudly about humanity the way Sarah Palin rants like she’s the head of the KnowNothing party? Why aren’t we shouting “LIARS!” every time these KnowNothings start saying bullshit?
To the Tea Party people: Where were you when the Banks and their execs were being bailed out by all OUR tax monies, the money WE’VE worked for that is now lining their homes/yachts/expensive cars? Where the hell were you then?
Oh, so Wall Street paper pushers are okay, but medical care across the board isn’t?
Talk about Taxation Without Representation: at least Hospitals and Doctors work for ME and YOU and OUR CHILDREN – WHO THE HELL DO BANK EXECS WORK FOR?!?
These people rant against what they label “Socialism”, but don’t think anything of MONOPOLIES!
Tonight I listened to the CBC radio show “Ideas” with host Paul Kennedy, titled “The dog ate my homework”; and it was all about what people were calling excuses – ‘telling an excuse’ I believe was an oft repeated phrase (it was a few hours ago now).
And I couldn’t help but think: They’re talking about LYING!
It’s so unpleasant to be around liars, people who just don’t have the balls to tell it like it is, who don’t have the balls to be honest –
One chick talked about when someone is really pushing you and won’t take no for an answer; for instance: They really want you to go to this rock and roll show and they just won’t take no, so finally you have to ‘tell an excuse’, like, Well, no, I really can’t, I (insert excuse here)…blah blah blah…
Why couldn’t you just say, Hey, I really hate rock and roll so I don’t wanna go!
Then there are those lying bastards who know they’re lying; they aren’t trying to be nice, they’re deceiving you, manipulating you, fucking you over.
I don’t trust people who tell alot of lies…they’re full of shit. It’s a drag