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US lawmakers ban aid to Ukraine neo-Nazis

In a pathetic staged bit of theatrics, the US Congress would have us believe that the “Azov Battalion” are the only neo-nazis in Ukraine, and that they won’t send them any money. Of course neither bit of misdirection will hold up. Neo-nazis are found throughout the newly created “National Guard” of Ukraine, currently being trained by the US of A. And Obama and his Pentagon may ignore the ban anyway, because that’s just what they do nowadays when you tell them not to do something.

This explains the Daily Beast’s recent awakening to the fact that US tax dollars are helping fucking Nazis, as they have been for at least a year and a half. That “greatest generation” they weep over regularly, on cue come holidays, is rolling in its grave.

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Medical Journals Are an Extension of the Marketing Arm of Pharmaceutical Companies

The evidence is strong that companies are getting the results they want, and this is especially worrisome because between two-thirds and three-quarters of the trials published in the major journals—Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, and New England Journal of Medicineare funded by the industry [9].

If you missed the scathing critique by the Lancet editor go here. The scam is being exposed in publication after publication. Big Pharma buys favorable coverage, including so-called favorable “peer review.”

Examples of Methods for Pharmaceutical Companies to Get the Results They Want from Clinical Trials

  • Conduct a trial of your drug against a treatment known to be inferior.
  • Trial your drugs against too low a dose of a competitor drug.
  • Conduct a trial of your drug against too high a dose of a competitor drug (making your drug seem less toxic).
  • Conduct trials that are too small to show differences from competitor drugs.
  • Use multiple endpoints in the trial and select for publication those that give favourable results.
  • Do multicentre trials and select for publication results from centres that are favourable.
  • Conduct subgroup analyses and select for publication those that are favourable.
  • Present results that are most likely to impress—for example, reduction in relative rather than absolute risk.

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Article neglects to mention how much was STOLEN in these currency rigging schemes. Instead USA Today dangles the amount of the fines like a magician distracting the audience.

5 banks guilty of rate-rigging, pay more than $5B

Five major banks Wednesday agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay more than $5.5 billion in collective penalties to settle charges their traders routinely manipulated the world’s foreign-exchange market for their own profit.

Citicorp(C), JPMorgan Chase(JPM), London-based Barclays(BCS) and Royal Bank of Scotland(RBS) acknowledged their traders rigged foreign exchange prices of U.S. dollars and euros from Dec. 2007 to Jan. 2013.

How a Protest Against Money in Politics was Spun as a Story on Terrorism

Passengers wearing period dress arrive on the aft deck for a final group photograph on board the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Cod

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One year after foreign bankrolled extremists violently seized power in Ukraine, the IMF is going to insure they remain in power and that the bankrupt country continues on its same path.

IMF approves $17.5bn bailout package for Ukraine