Thursday, December 17, 2015

Is Shkreli an alias?

This clown can not be real.

The "greed is good" Wall Street Poster Child who was being praised by the likes of Reuters and Bloomberg for his "skills" was caught red handed with his hands in the Cookie Jar and hauled away by the Feds never to be jeered at again.

Martin Shkreli, the drug executive who was widely criticized for sharply raising the price of a drug used by HIV patients, was arrested Thursday by federal agents on charges that he misused funds at the company he founded.

Shkreli entered a not guilty plea and was released on a $5 million bond, according to the Associated Press. His travel is restricted to parts of New York and he surrendered his passport, CNBC reports. Shkreli's next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 20.

The charges were first reported by both Reuters and Bloomberg — which only yesterday was reporting on Shkreli's skills at short selling. Today, he's accused of executing a series of frauds against investors, from October of 2009 to March of 2014.

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Is not Trump but those who support him.  Trump's Appeal Highest Among Blue-Collar Men

There are a significant number of Americans who think like Trump and believe that all his crazy-talk  (TRUMPISMS) makes perfect sense.

That's scary!

The "TRUMPIES" remind me of lemmings; all more than ready to follow him right off the cliff into the depths of chaos; 

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Thursday, December 10, 2015


Whats the difference between a "radicalized" Muslim and Evangelical Christian? Are they not the same religious fanatics that use their religion as a weapon to attack those they oppose?

How do radical Muslims and Christians differ?

What comes to mind is;

* Muslims are dark-skinned and come from the Mideast, while

* Evangelicals are white and come from the Midwest.

Other than that they both believe they are "true" believers and adhere to a rigid radical religious doctrine that promises them a better Hereafter which they both crave for and justify their behavior towards that end (God made me do it).

They both blow things up (Timothy McVeigh) An Accurate Look at Timothy McVeigh's Beliefs

and shoot (kill) people indiscriminately (Robert Dear)  For Robert Dear, Religion and Rage Before Planned Parenthood Attack in service of their cause.

Donald Trump; the Republican front runner for president proposes to solve half the problem by banning "All" Muslims from the US; radicalized or not, but stays mute about the other half of the problem; "radicalized" Christians (mostly Evangelicals).

Trump and most of his counterparts completely ignore the fact that the majority of mass shootings and bombings in the US are perpetrated by Christians; mainstream white Americans, NOT Muslims hailing from some far off Middle-eastern country we can't pronounce the name of or find on a map.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Even though these are just business entities, SCOTUS' Citizens United decision has deemed them to be people and, as such, the influence and power they wield  has transformed this country  into a Plutocracy.

The following is a list of the top 100 power brokers in America;

A number of America’s largest private companies are big enough in terms of revenue that had they been public they would have placed in the upper ranks of the Fortune 500. As a matter of fact, the largest private company, Cargill, has revenue that could put it in the top 10.

 Click here to see America’s 100 largest private companies.

Once again, Industrials & Chemicals conglomerates Cargill and Koch Industries topped the list and were far and away the leaders with a difference in revenue of over $50 Billion above third place State Farm. The top 15 had a more balanced distribution of industries, although Insurance giants certainly staked their claim near the top, with four companies in the top 15: State Farm, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, and New York Life. The service industry as a whole was well represented, holding 7 of the top 15 spots. Other industries represented in the list were consulting, accounting, real estate, technology, consumer goods and healthcare.

The very largest private and public companies share another characteristic. They are so large that a top few dominate their field in terms of revenue, with other companies often dwarfed in comparison.

The most glaring revelation about the top of the pack is the portion of revenue these companies control. 3% of companies account for 18% of total revenues in the PrivCo 100. Additionally, 15% of companies account for half of total revenue generated. The top 50 companies reported revenues above $11.4 Billion or greater this year. This represents an increase of almost 23% in total revenue over the top 50 from last year.

The largest Fortune 500 company, Walmart, reported sales of $486 billion last year. Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), the second largest, posted sales of $382 billion, already a $100 billion difference. The size of public companies in terms of sales drops off quickly. Verizon (NYSE: VZ), the 15th largest company on the Fortune 500, reported revenue of $127 billion last year, only a third of Exxon’s.