Posts Tagged ‘money’


Idiocy advances much faster than intelligence today. There’s an exponential expansion of stupidity that is shocking to see in real time.

No one involved has actually ever been near a joint.

They think distutbing your vision is what Cannabis does. And they’re selling them to local governments. This is malfeasance and fraud.

Marijuana goggles might warn teens of the effects of drug use


Debate segment starts at 14:10


Gil has a new ad, and I’m a bit misty-eyed…


China to Flood Economy With Cash as Global Markets Lose Faith


Political Ad Spending to Hit $11.4B in 2016









Organized Crime

Political advertising is expected to reach a record $11.4 billion in 2016, up 20% from the previous presidential election year, according to a new report from Borrell Associates.

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.



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.