Since 2016, pharmaceutical giant AbbVie has generated more than $114 billion in revenue from the sale of its anti-inflammatory drug Humira. That same year, Humira was supposed to go off-patent and become generic – meaning it would have cost a whole lot less for consumers – but because of patent manipulation, AbbVie has been able to maintain a monopoly on the medication, which sells for upwards of $50,000 a year.
Several former Twitter executives will testify before Congress during a hearing about suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story on Feb. 8, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability announced Thursday.
The Biden administration raged Tuesday against record-breaking profits for U.S. oil companies like Exxon, even though its own policies have helped cause prices to rise, experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Republicans who now constitute the majority on the House Judiciary Committee engaged in a war of words over the Pledge of Allegiance with the Democrats on the committee on Wednesday as the Democrats attempted to politicize the issue.
Democrats and their lapdog media allies want the American people to believe that Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is fiscally irresponsible. Why? Well, he wants the federal government to adopt a little bit of fiscal responsibility and cut some spending before raising the debt ceiling.
The National Archives has stayed largely quiet when it comes to Biden's classified document saga — a stark contrast to how it handled Trump's scandal. It set up an entire section on its website, “Press Statements in Response to Media Queries About Presidential Records,” in early 2022 dedicated to its numerous press releases on the Trump Mar-a-Lago documents saga. However, in the weeks after Biden's scandal burst into public view (and months after the National Archives first learned about it), the agency has yet to issue a single press release on it.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the new chairman of the House Oversight Committee, conducted a transcribed interview with National Archives general counsel Gary Stern on Tuesday, and he revealed Stern says he had been blocked from putting out public press releases on the Biden classified documents saga, with Comer suggesting only the Justice Department or the White House could have blocked the National Archives.
The department is in the process of redesigning its fleet of patrol vehicles, which will now have 360-degree cameras installed in them for constant monitoring of the streets, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Wednesday.
To put the public’s mind at ease of having 11,000 spying police vehicles monitor everyone, the NYPD has decided to put QR codes on their new patrol cars.
Bill Gates was once again asked directly by a reporter about his history with now deceased elite pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and once again Gates reacted oddly.
In an interview with ABC Australia, the reporter Sarah Ferguson went there, asking Gates if he has regrets consistently meeting with Epstein in the past “against [his wife] Melinda’s advice and wishes.”
“You’re going way back in time, but yeah, I will say it for the over 100th time, yeah, I shouldn’t have had dinners with him,” Gates responded with an odd smile.
“Epstein had a way of sexually compromising people. Is that what Melinda was warning you about?” Ferguson followed up, as Gates appeared unconfortable at the line of questioning.
“No, I mean its… No, I had dinner with him, and that’s all,” Gates awkwardly responded.
When Ferguson asked Gates if he regretted the “relationship” between the Gates Foundation and Epstein, Gates dismissed the notion, stating “There never was any relationship of any kind.”
The Mossad's strike on an alleged Iranian defense facility was carried out purely to advance Israel's own interests and had nothing to do with Ukraine, senior intelligence officials told the New York Times on Sunday.
Neocon David Frum and Ukrainian war lobbyists on Saturday tried to market Israel's strikes to their libtard followers on Twitter as a "world coalition" acting together to stick it to Putin and the Ayatollah and avenge the "genocide" in Ukraine as well as the Holocaust.
Just days ago on January 27th, the Daily Mail published this story reporting the World Health Organization had published a list of medicines for European nations to stockpile 'in case of a radiation or nuclear emergency,' with the EU warning 'Russia is now at war with the West.'
Coming soon after the Bulletin for Atomic Scientists had moved their 'doomsday clock' closer to 'midnight,' indicating a forthcoming global nuclear Armageddon, than at any time before in history, they warned that was largely due to what's happening now in Ukraine. Warning within their statement that we're 'living at a time of unprecedented danger,' we're also getting more signs the globalists are preparing for nuclear war by readying to 'move underground' as seen in the first video at the bottom of this story.
With Steve Quayle one of the first to put two and two together to get four, linking to that 1st video below as well as this new story over at the Daily Mail reporting 27 tons of Deli Meat had just been recalled from US stores, allegedly due to fears it had been contaminated with listeria, what do you wanna bet those meats and all of that other food being 'recalled' has been 'repurposed' into the underground bunkers of the warmongering globalists prepping for nuclear war?
A new study found that black tax filers are several times more likely to be audited by the IRS than other tax filers, a revelation that comes as the agency prepares to double headcount and receive a deluge of funds to increase audit activity.
The White House refused to say Wednesday whether federal law enforcement officials were searching other locations associated with President Joe Biden as they search for classified material in their criminal investigation into the president.
An employee at New York’s Row NYC hotel spoke out on Tuesday about how the illegal immigrants who have been placed there have caused “total chaos,” brought in drugs, and trashed the rooms that taxpayers are funding.
The portfolio manager, who makes her investment decisions based on companies she believes will create disruptive innovations, noted during an interview with CNBC that Amazon is currently increasing automation to a tremendous extent.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned not to get “hung up” on peace negotiations with the Palestinians at a time of escalating tensions in the region.
Netanyahu said the Palestinians had maintained an “effective veto on Israel’s expansion of the 'circle of peace',” in a CNN interview aired on Wednesday.
“I went around them (the Palestinians). I went directly to the Arab states and forged with a new concept of peace… I forged four historic peace agreements, the Abraham Accords, which is twice the number of peace agreements that all my predecessors in 70 years got combined," he said.
Russia’s use of Iranian-made drones in the Ukraine war has garnered substantial attention in flagship US news outlets like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. These papers’ firstreferences to the matter came on July 11. Between then and the time of writing (January 24), the publications have run 215 pieces that mention Ukraine and the words “Iranian drones,” “Iranian-made drones,” “drones made in Iran” or minor variations on these phrases. That’s more than one mention per day over six-and-a-half months.
The fact that some of Russia’s drones are made in Iran is not only frequently mentioned, but is often featured in headlines like “Iran to Send Hundreds of Drones to Russia for Use in Ukraine, US Says” (Washington Post, 7/11/22), “Ukraine Warns of Growing Attacks by Drones Iran Has Supplied to Russia” (New York Times, 9/25/22) and “Russia’s Iranian Drones Pose Growing Threat to Ukraine” (Wall Street Journal, 10/18/22).
Drones are, of course, just one type of weapons export among many, and US-made armaments have not received similar coverage when they are implicated in the slaughter of innocents.
In the days and months following the attacks of 9/11, the government laid the blame for orchestrating the attacks on Osama bin Ladin. Then, after bin Ladin was murdered in his home in Pakistan in 2011, the government decided that the true mastermind of 9/11 was Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
By the time of bin Ladin’s death, Mohammed had already been tortured by CIA agents for two years in Pakistan and charged with conspiracy to commit mass murder, to be tried before an American military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Throughout the entire existence of the U.S. military detention camp at Gitmo, no one has been tried for causing or carrying out the crimes of 9/11. The government only tried one person for crimes related to 9/11. That was Zacharias Moussaoui who pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia to being the 20th hijacker and then was tried in a penalty phase trial where the issue was life in prison or death. The government spent millions in its death penalty case, which it lost. A civilian jury sentenced Moussaoui, who never harmed a hair on the head of anyone, to life in prison.
Mohammed, meanwhile, and four other alleged conspirators, have been awaiting trial since their arrivals at Gitmo in 2006. Since then, numerous government military and civilian prosecutors, as well as numerous military judges, have rotated into and out of the case.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday that the best way to deal with Iran is with sanctions and a “credible military threat.”
“If you have rogue regimes that are (intending to get) nuclear weapons, you can sign 100 agreements with them, it doesn’t help,” Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu played a major role in convincing the Trump administration to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA. The agreement made Iran’s nuclear program subject to the most stringent inspections in the world and capped its uranium enrichment at 3.67%, vastly below the 90% needed for weapons-grade.
One of Biden’s promises during his presidential campaign was to immediately move to end all support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. In February 2021, Biden stood at a podium at the State Department and proclaimed that the war in Yemen must end. Biden underlined the humanitarian crisis as the key reason the United States withdrew support. An investigation (PDF) by the Government Accountability Office found that the United States is training the Saudi-led coalition, and the US has troops on the ground in Yemen. Biden confirmed that the United States has troops in Yemen in a letter to Congress in June last year. Biden lied to the American people when he claimed that the United States was withdrawing US support for the war in Yemen in 2021.
On the contrary, the United States is making billions of dollars from the war in Yemen as 200k have been killed from direct violence. Between 2015 and 2021, the United States sent 54.2 billion dollars in weapons and services to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to data acquired from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. In addition, the Department of Defense provided 644 million dollars for military training to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, almost entirely through the Foreign Military Sales program. The DoD uses acquisition and cross-servicing agreements to bill nations for logistical support and items ranging from flying hours, fuel, and bombs. Saudi Arabia paid the United States 157 million dollars in flying hours, and the UAE paid 104 million for flying hours since the GCC-led invention in Yemen’s civil war in 2015. The United States billed Saudi Arabia and the UAE for 319 million dollars in acquisitions and cross-servicing agreements for logistical support.
The American weapons maker General Atomics is offering to sell Ukraine two of its MQ-9 Reaper drone for only one dollar, a move that will put pressure on the Biden administration to approve the deal, which would mark another major escalation of military aid.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Ukraine would still have to pay $10 million to prepare and ship the drones and $8 million each year to maintain them. The offer would also include a ground control center for the drones. The ground control center and maintenance support mean American contractors would likely be sent to Ukraine under the deal.
The US has supplied Ukraine with much smaller drones, but nothing as sophisticated as the Reaper, which can be armed with powerful missiles. The Reaper could also fly up to 24 hours, giving it a huge range, and is often used in US drone strikes in the Middle East and in Africa.
Webmaster addition: What a bargain! I'll take two of those! :)
The United States is expected to send a new weapon to Ukraine, the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), doubling Kyiv's current strike range.
Below are some details about the weapon:
* Ukraine's longest-range weapon currently is the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS). Its rockets can travel 48 miles (77 kilometers) while the GLSDB's range is 94 miles (151 km). Greater range would allow the Ukrainian military to attack Russian forces from a greater distance or potentially penetrate more deeply into Russian-held territory.
* The rocket-powered GLSDB combines the GBU-39 small-diameter bomb, typically dropped from planes, with the M26 rocket motor, both of which are common in U.S. military inventories.
* GLSDB is made jointly by Sweden's SAAB AB and Boeing Co and had its first flight test in 2015.
The US has shipped the first batch of Bradley infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine as part of the $2.85 billion military aid package announced earlier this year.
More than 60 Bradleys left South Carolina last week to provide Kyiv’s forces with additional firepower.
According to US Transport Command head Jacqueline Van Ovost, the ongoing invasion of Ukraine has proven the complexity of power projection and the importance of logistics.
“Our support to Ukraine would not be possible without the strong relationships we have with our allies and partners that provided the access, basing, and overflight to facilitate the delivery of aid,” she stated.
An estimated 700 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex located at the summit of Haleakalā, the US Pacific Air Forces reported.
Authorities pointed toward a mechanical issue in which a diesel fuel pump for an onsite backup generator failed to shut off during the night on Sunday, Jan. 29. The following morning at 8 a.m., site maintenance personnel identified that the pump failed to shut off and immediately deactivated the transfer pump.
The Air Force reports there were no injuries, and the cause of the failure is under review. Notification of the spill was also made to the Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Webmaster addition: If you ever get to Maui, make a point of getting up early and driving to the top of Haleakalā ("House of the Sun") to watch the sun rise. It can be quite spectacular and there is a public observation station right next to the Space Surveillance Complex. As a side note, the crater at Haleakalā is the largest inactive volcanic crater on Earth, large enough to hold all of Manhattan island. Ignore that you are in the tropics and dress warm (borrow the blankets from your hotel room). The observation station is at 10,000 feet altitude and it gets cold! The first time I visited Haleakalā my camera literally locked up from the cold.