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Drug prices Vs. CEO Pay

CEO pay is determined by the Board of Directors (good old boys). One part of their pay is incentive pay amounting to usually millions. This incentive pay which is determined by the Board and is voted on by shareholders ( I always vpte AGAINST ) is based upon earnings growth. How do you create earnings growth? You jack the price of your product. If your product is food such as fish, the consumer can forgo the purchase of that food and eat something else. However if that product is a life saving drug and you forego it, you die! Therefore, th

Where’s Donald? Look! It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane—No, It’s ‘Crazy Donald’

While it is somewhat unethical to diagnose problems in patients which have not been formally examined, I don’t have a problem with this. After all, I am not a psychiatrist and I don’t play one on TV either. But I know crazy when I see it. The signs of crazy are all over Donald. As sure as Sarah Palin had a case of the simples, Donald has a case of the crazies. His helter skelter oratory spectacles are a good place to start after we deal with his vision problems.


Perhaps a fitting monument to George W Bush's presidency would be to build structures that would acknowledge his accomplishments.

I would suggest building 18 full size swimming pools on his ranch in Crawford Texas , 12 feet at the deep end and two at the shallow and filling them with blood, because that's how much blood is on the hands of George W Bush caused by his illegal, fraudulent and criminal invasion of Iraq.

Daily Topics - Thursday August 25th, 2016

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Five Steps To Peace

There are five things we can choose now if changing our world ,and the self destructive direction in which it is moving ,is what we wish to achieve .

1. We can choose to acknowledge that some of our old beliefs about God and Life are no longer working .

2. We can choose to acknowledge that there is something we do not understand about God and Life ,the understanding of which will change everything .

3. We can choose to be willing for a new understanding of God and Life to now be brought forth ,an understanding that could produce a new way of life on our planet.


A black Harvard graduate millionaire tennis player was standing in front of a Five Star Hotel in New York City when he was knocked down and held on the ground by a white cop as a suspect in credit card fraud. While laying face down on the pavement the black victim of this crime said he feared for his life. Meanwhile the drug gangs out in Brooklyn are shooting up each other like the Viet Nam War endangering innocent bystanders.

Property tax funded schools, sundown towns, and restrictive deed covernants

In northern states there were not the same kind of segregation laws as in the south. I am most familiar with how this worked in the suburbs and near rural areas around New York City. In working class neighborhoods, we called this "restriction" and it would be in place in one town, but often not in the next. In the property deeds there would be covenant clauses that forbid the residence on the property by a whole list of groups of people but the most obvious group was African-Americans, but often also ethnic whites, Jews, Catholics, and Hispanics.

Daily Topics - Wednesday August 24th, 2016

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The Sisters Get Up to Their Necks in Donald Trump’s Posterior!

Two days ago and subsequent to Donald J. Trump’s “outreach” to “African-Americans” (to only white folks), former Trump former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski insinuates that Black venues and communities are too dangerous during an appearance on Anderson Cooper’s 360 (aired on CNN). Aside from the white, dog-whistle terminology that Lewandowski employs (I.e. “out of control…overrun, etc.”) there’s a lot to be said here, but as the old adage goes: “a picture is worth a thousand words”

The TPP and the USA

I'm not entirely sure why you only discuss America's viewpoint on the TPP. It's as if your vvote passes it. If any other country including Canada rejects it. IT IS DEAD!!!! The world is not about you.

Donald Trump, Black Version and the Trump Effect

I came “of age” in the 80’s and, like many young people in their college years, music defined that place and time of my life. Music probably had, and has, more of an impact in my life because I was a fairly accomplished musician at the time (chops too rusty now) working my way through undergraduate school by playing in a progressive-jazz band doing all manner of gigs from smoky dives in Redondo, to high school dances and proms. Though I was never a big R&B fan (R&B a.k.a. “Race Records”), I did love Prince; his musicianship is legendary.

Does anyone else remember "knowledge is the new oil"?

I recently wrote in a in the blog to Zapdam about how many of the poorer elderly and working poor are hurt by the cost of cable TV and Internet. These are people who are either alone and homebound or working some horrid degrading job and the one enrichment they have in life is TV. For me, my highest months bill is my Internet. For many of my nieghbors it's cable TV. These are people who can rarely afford even McDonald's or a real movie. Giving up the cable is such a sacrifice for these people. They grieve for the days of free TV.

You Need to Know Eric Ben-Artzi, a Real Hero in the Financial Industry

Paraphrased from numerous articles, two of which are cited below: Eric Ben-Artzi just turned down his share ($3 million) of a whistleblower award for reporting Deutsche Bank’s improper accounting internally and to regulators around the world, designed to inflate the value of Deutsche’s massive portfolio of credit derivatives during the financial crisis.


This is my answer to blogger Tom Dorricott's, 'America the Greatest Nation on Earth'

'Reporters Without Borders' have ranked the United States 41st in the world allowing freedom of the press in 2016, in 2015 the US was ranked 49th in the word in freedom of the press, so nice try at bull***ing, the link is right there for you to click onto.

Trump: Presidential Candidates Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Use Teleprompters

[quote]Trump: Presidential Candidates Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Use Teleprompters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued, “if you’re running for president, you should not be allowed to use a teleprompter” at a speech in New Hampshire on Friday.

Colin Kaepernick isn’t Unpatriotic, Levi’s Is

Even the though the season doesn’t start for another two weeks, the NFL is already embroiled in controversy.

The latest lightning rod for sports radio hot takes is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who surprised pretty much everyone last week when he refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.