It’s called “regulatory capture,” and even cynics would be shocked at the level of corruption running rampant at the United States Food and Drug Administration. Did you know that Big Pharma funds 75% of the drug approval research that goes on at the FDA, and in return for those hundreds of millions of dollars can get “expedited” service? And the revolving door between the FDA and large pharmaceutical concerns spins like an out-of-control merry-go-round. It all adds up to a regulatory system built to benefit Big Pharma at major cost to everyday Americans – both in terms of taxes and healthcare outcomes. Jimmy and comedian Kurt Metzger discuss this incredibly corrupt relationship between the FDA and Big Pharma.
AMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLY
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYAMERICAN STUDIESCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSVIDEOS
AMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLY
GLENN GREENWALD—A standard Goldman Sachs banker or Silicon Valley executive has far more in common, and is far more comfortable, with Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan than they do with the ordinary American citizen. Except when it means a mildly disruptive presence — like Trump — they barely care whether Democrats or Republicans rule various organs of government, or whether people who call themselves “liberals” or “conservatives” ascend to power. Some left-wing members of Congress, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) have said they oppose a new domestic terrorism law, but Democrats will have no trouble forming a majority by partnering with their neocon GOP allies like Liz Cheney to get it done, as they did earlier this year to stop the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and Germany.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYCAPITALIST FRONTSCAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST TENTACLES & FRONTSCON MENMEDIA SCOUNDRELSMEDIA SCUM
On the second day of this video conference hosted by Biden, news emerged of the British High Court ruling in favor of the U.S. government that Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States to face trumped-up charges of espionage which could result in a death sentence. Assange is being persecuted for exposing massive U.S. war crimes, crimes against humanity, global espionage felonies and corruption. His case is a hideous warning that free speech and independent journalism are under ruthless attack by the U.S. authorities. In other words, the biggest enemy of the most basic of democratic rights is the United States government – and yet at the same time, we have this grotesque conference hosted by Biden declaring support for democracy.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYBRITISH DEVIOUSNESSBRITISH/ EU/ NATO COMPLICITY
What can Putin and Xi do with a government that seems to have many heads, often at loggerheads, and which is “agreement incapable”?
ABOMINATIONSAMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLY
JIM KAVANAGH—It’s all so 2009. As when Obama repeatedly promised and told Congress he wouldn’t sign any healthcare bill that didn’t include a public option, and 60 members of Congress huffed and puffed with a “sharply worded letter,” proclaiming themselves “firm in their position that any legislation that moves forward … for the president’s signature, MUST contain a public option” [their emphasis]. In that production of the show, Democratic Senators like Max Baucus and Joe Lieberman played the roles now held by Manchin and Sinema, with those sharp-penned Democratic representatives were the reluctantly folding progressives played today by the progressive squad—with Bernie Sanders reprising Dennis Kucinich’s role as the last holdout, laying down his guns in the final scene to save his Captain from failure.
Then, as now, this was an entirely Democratic show and cast, without a single Republican necessary, directed by the president (Obama and Rahm Emanuel in 2009, whoever’s running the Biden animatronic today). Do not let yourself swallow a story about the brave Democratic president being held back by the evil Republicans; getting you to believe that narrative is the most important and pernicious effect of these productions.