In 2015 we reported on Martin Shkreli CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. The man who gloated about hiking the price of a drug that benefits AIDS patients, pregnant women and cancer patients over 400%.
Well after 6 years the company finally has to pay for it’s actions.
A company once owned by “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli will pay up to $40 million to settle allegations that it jacked up the price of a life-saving medication by roughly 4,000% after obtaining exclusive rights to the drug, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday.
The FTC said Vyera Pharmaceuticals LLC and its parent company, Phoenixus AG, agreed to settle allegations that it gouged buyers and monopolized sales of Daraprim, which is used to treat toxoplasmosis, an infection that can be deadly for people with HIV or other immune-system problems.
Vyera raised the price of the decades-old drug from $17.50 to $750 per pill after obtaining exclusive rights to it in 2015.NBC News
Shkreli is currently serving a seven year prison send for unrelated hedge fund violation and is set to be released within the next 2 years.
Nothing has been put in place by the federal government to stop this from ever happening again.
Possibly one of the skeeviest. snake oil salesman and fake Libertarian/Republicans to EVER walk the halls of Congress Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky took to Twitter where he posted and then deleted a tweet Wednesday night comparing vaccine mandates to the NAZI Holocaust.
On Wednesday, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) deleted a tweet that compared vaccine passports to the Holocaust. The gross tweet featured a photo of a person’s arm with a series of digits on it, reminiscent of the serial numbers that the Nazis tattooed onto the arms of concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust.
The overlaying text read, “If you have to carry a card on you to gain access to a restaurant, venue or an event in your own country, that’s no longer a free country.
”Massie isn’t the first House Republican to invoke the Holocaust to rail against Covid-related restrictions. In May, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said that pandemic precautions put into place by Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol reminded her of Nazism.
Massie e is also a co-sponsor of the “Fire Fauci Act,” which was brought forward by Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. The act called for Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to have his salary reduced to $0 until he is replaced.
The majority of (sane) American’s hail Dr. Fauci as a hero and credit him with the saving of millions of lives through his hard work and planning during the COVID 19 pandemic.
As for the likes of Tom Massie and Marjorie Taylor Greene.
You get the tar. I’ll get the feathers.
The Hill reports:
Tucker Carlson blasted The Washington Post and its media columnist, Erik Wemple, on Tuesday for looking into his background and contacting Carlson’s college acquaintances.
“Jeff Bezos had one of his minions, a mentally unbalanced middle-aged man called Erik Wemple, pull our dusty college yearbook and call around and see if we’d done anything naughty at the age of 19,” Carlson told viewers, referring to the Amazon CEO, who also owns the Post. “Let us know if you hear any good stories.”
According to Carlson, “quite a few old college classmates” had contacted him Tuesday and told him Wemple had been asking questions.
Also listed as an affiliation on Carlson’s yearbook page is the Christian Fellowship and the Jesse Helms Foundation (Helms was a long-serving North Carolina senator with outspoken anti-gay beliefs.)
White and Helms is not the inspiring figure you would typically find mentioned in a college yearbook. Unless that is you are a student at Adolph Hitler U.
Via the Family Research Council website:
The Bible’s Teaching on Homosexuality – Romans 1:18-32 – The apostle Paul explains that humanity has rejected God, exchanging the truth about Him and the things He created for a lie. While describing the sinful “exchanges” men and women have made, Paul uses the term para physin, which means “unnatural” or “against nature.”
Homosexuality is unnatural because it is a departure from God’s design for sexuality. According to the passage, homosexuality is also a consequence of humanity suppressing God’s truth and refusing to honor Him. Other verses, including 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10, reinforce this teaching.
Father, we know that we are a nation on the “precipice of judgment.” The very discussion of these things, and efforts to force men to deny their conscience, shows how very far we have come. Is this not what the communists are doing?
Lord, please stand up for your people. Despite the split within the Senate, Lord, intervene! Prevent this bill from passage and turn the tide.
May our prayers turn the battle with the principalities and powers at the gates. With you is an army of intercessors and at least 10 righteous men and women in the land. It is time for you to act, Lord, your law is being broken. Take pity upon your people!
The full scripture reads: “Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”
It’s funny though how they never quote the “stone the adulterers” and “thieves in the temple” passages
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul one of the more controversial members of the GOP party was surrounded by a group of vocal protesters overnight which he hyperbolically stated “threatened his life” as he was heading back to his hotel in Washington D.C. from the White House following the conclusion of the Republican National Convention.
“Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House,” Paul wrote in a tweet at 1:39 a.m. Friday. “Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.”
Videos show protesters surrounding Paul and his wife, Kelley, on a crowded block in Washington D.C. Protesters are chanting “no justice, no peace” and “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”
In Paul’s home state of Kentucky, protesters in Louisville have been marching for more than 90 days to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black woman and emergency room technician who was unarmed when killed by police inside her home in March.
Via Tampa’s ABC News:
A father who police say left his juvenile son on the side of the road because he suspects his son is gay is due in court Tuesday. The incident occurred Sunday, Haines City Police say in an affidavit.
The boy, whose age was redacted, was dropped off in front of the closed police department with a small duffel bag with several pieces of clothing, according to police. The boy had no food, water, or money with him.
An officer dispatched to the location said the boy was very upset and crying. According to the report, the boy told the officer that his father, 30-year-old Evenaud Julmeus, thinks he is gay because his father found him “watching male pornography on his cell phone.”
According to documents, the boys father told his son to pack a bag because the police were going to find him a new family.
The father fled the his home before police arrived, leaving other small children left unattended.
YouTube is finally investigating right-wing commentator Steven Crowder the host of Louder with Crowder, after a series of videos containing homophobic and racist comments towards a gay journalist.
Carlos Maza brought the harassment to light on a Twitter this week Maza hosts Strikethrough for Vox, a show about media, politics and technology.
Crowder has made ‘rebuttal’ videos over Maza’s Vox segments that have caused a flood of homophobic and racist abuse on Instagram and Twitter. Crowder’s fans have doxxed him multiple times, leaving his phone unusable with the amount of abuse.
This is a direct violation of YouTube’s community guidelines. Content ‘deliberately posted in order to humiliate someone, make hurtful and negative personal comments/videos about another person, or incite others to harass or threaten individuals on or off YouTube’ is banned.
Crowder is well know for making anti-gay videos and also currently sells and advertises t-shirt that say ‘Socialism is for f*gs’ on his YouTube channel. While he with a “straight” face claims the word stands for ‘figs’, it features an image of Che Guevara with a limp wrist – an offensive gay stereotype.
Back2Stonewall was unable to contact Crowder via Twitter for comment.
The right-wing coward has blocked us from his page.
Via press release from Family Research Council hate group leader Tony Perkins:
This isn’t exactly the age of responsible journalism — so this weekend’s New York Times probably doesn’t surprise anyone. But for every American sick of fake news (and according to polls, that’s everyone), Sunday’s headline was one for the record books. “‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined out of Existence under Trump Administration,” the banner read, triggering mass hysteria in liberal quarters across the country. There’s just one problem: not one bit of it is true.
No one is “defining transgenders out of existence.” What President Trump is doing is following the law — which, after eight years of Barack Obama’s overreach, is suddenly a shocking concept. Under the last administration, liberals were so used to the president twisting the rules to suit the Left’s agenda that it’s news when Donald Trump decides to operate within the plain text of law. As far as the New York Times is concerned, the most “drastic” thing any president could do is bring America back in line with legal statutes. And this non-story that’s setting the far-Left’s hair on fire is nothing more than that.
In Sunday’s piece, a trio of reporters argues that the Trump administration is disenfranchising people by defining gender as it always has been: a “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” No one is quite sure how that’s radical, since it’s how the law has been understood both before and since 1964. Not a single president questioned it until Obama, who decided that he didn’t care what the Civil Rights Act said. He was going to “reinterpret” the 54-year-old law on “sex” discrimination to mean “sexual orientation” and gender identity too.
The Times’ agenda is obvious — painting Trump as the extremist, when the real radicalism was ignoring the law in the first place. Well, reporters may be out of practice with the truth these days, but it’s time they came to grips with one important reality. The president is not a legislator, no matter how much Obama acted like one. If they want America to change the way it defines discrimination, they need to start by asking the right branch of government.
Tony Perkins is the embodiment of the reality that “Christian” “conservatism” is not about the Bible or the Constitution – it’s about hatred and cruelty.
Family Values and vehemently anti-LGBT GOP Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is being accused of knowing about and willfully ignoring the sexual abuse of the male wrestlers he coached at Ohio State University.
An NBC News report published Tuesday alleged the powerful Ohio congressman was aware of allegations that a doctor was molesting members of the wrestling team when he was an assistant wrestling coach from 1986 to 1994, but that he ignored those claims of abuse.
Ohio State University announced in April it was investigating abuse allegations against Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, for allegedly abusing team members from the mid-1970s to late 1990s. Three former wrestlers told NBC News it was known that the doctor would shower regularly with the students and touch them inappropriately during appointments.
Did he know of allegations that a team doctor was molesting members of his team? “I never heard of abuse, plain and simple,” the Ohio Republican told me over the phone. “No one ever reported or talked about abuse. I never heard of it.”
Two other former wrestlers dispute that claim.
“I considered Jim Jordan a friend,” DiSabato said. “But at the end of the day, he is absolutely lying if he says he doesn’t know what was going on.”
Mike DiSabato, a former wrestler at OSU who is one Strauss’ many victims, told CNN there is no question in his mind that Jordan “knew it all.”
DiSabato said during his time at OSU, Strauss’ alleged abuse of athletes was widely known and discussed. “We trained every day together. His (Jordan’s) locker was located next to Doc Strauss. It was a common uncomfortable joke that “Doc likes to hold your penis”.
DiSabato said there were many conversations in which Jordan acknowledged Strauss’ alleged actions. Jordan’s response would be along the lines of: “If he ever touches me, I’ll kill him.”
Jordan, responded to allegations denying that he turned a blind eye to sexual abuse during his time as an assistant Ohio State wrestling coach.
Two other college wrestlers deny his claim.
Via the Associated Press:
A Republican state lawmaker in Pennsylvania is calling a colleague a “lying homosexual” in a Facebook post attacking liberal legislators. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe also is defending his comments, which he made Friday.
He tells The Associated Press that he mentioned the sexual orientation of Democratic Rep. Brian Sims of Philadelphia because Sims has spoken openly about being gay, and because he believes it is “immoral behavior.”
Sims is calling Metcalfe “Rep. Snowflake McRacist” on Twitter and says Metcalfe “claims victimhood” when he’s called out in public. Metcalfe also recently accosted another state lawmaker for repeatedly touching his arm, and suggested the man might be gay.
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party released a statement about Metcalfe’s tirade: “Metcalfe’s racist and homophobic outbursts and blatant admission that he blocks legislation from advancing for the sole reason that it is sponsored by Democrats is why Pennsylvanians distrust Harrisburg. Not only is he a disgusting human being, he is incredibly unfit to run the House’s State Government Committee and Mike Turzai must revoke his chairmanship immediately.
Brian Sims responded on Twitter