Thursday, October 18, 2018

Trump Takes On Big Pharma - Forces Transparency On Drug Prices

Vowing to put American patients first, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday blasted the pharmaceutical industry for not doing enough to bring down drug prices and announced what he called "historic action": a proposal requiring drug manufacturers to include the list price of any drug paid for by Medicare or Medicaid in television ads.

Trump Takes On Big Pharma - Forces Transparency On Drug Prices

Monday, October 15, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

WHY CALIFORNIA IS A SHITHOLE! - Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Spreads To Another California City

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Brandon Cooney
Democrats did this. It's the true face of democracy. This place looks as bad a Detroit. This is what democracy can do to a state. & I know that California has super high taxes that nobody wants to pay, or can even afford to pay. & that's why everyone's leaving California.

Michael Evans
Don’t blame trump for California, blame California’s politicians. California was like this way before trump. They let illegals in and have sanctuary cities and California citizens pay for it and your California politicians allow this disgrace but at the same time you want to abolish ICE and fight deportation. I don’t feel bad for you, that’s what u voted for

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Spreads To Another California City


The typhus outbreak in Southern California has spread to a third city, and pet owners there have been surprised to hear of the uptick in the flea-borne disease.
At Uptown Dog Park in Long Beach, dog owners were shocked to hear about the outbreak in their area.
“Sounds crazy. I’ve never heard of it,” Isael Torres said.
Long Beach has joined other major cities that have seen an increase of typhus cases this year.
Health officials said there have been nine cases in Downtown Los Angeles, 12 in Long Beach, 20 in Pasadena and 59 in Los Angeles County.
Authorities said flea-borne typhus only makes humans sick, not animals. Feral rats, possums and cats can carry the disease.
“I’ve seen raccoons, possums, and yeah, cats, and they’re all just out and about,” said pet owner Gary O’Callaghan.
A flea on one of those stray animals can jump on pets and then be transferred onto humans.
Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, rash, vomiting and muscle pain.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

JW Corruption Chronicles: Fed Audit Exposes Corruption in Illegal VA Land Sharing Deals at LA Facility

In a huge victory for military vets fighting the illegal use of a Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) facility, a federal audit exposes rampant fraud and corruption involving the illicit land sharing agreements made by crooked VA officials. Judicial Watch launched an investigation into the deals and has two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests pending.

A third FOIA request for additional records was recently filed by Judicial Watch after gathering new details pertinent to the case. Conducted by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG), the investigation vindicates vets embroiled in a long and nasty fight against the abuse and misappropriation of VA property.

For nearly a decade a group called the Old Veterans Guard has filed complaints against rampant corruption at the Los Angeles VA for misusing VA property. The 338-acre parcel in West L.A., which includes the National Veterans Park and Veterans Home, was deeded to the federal government in 1888 for the specific purpose of caring for disabled veterans.

Instead, the property is also used for many unrelated causes. Among them is a stadium for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) baseball team, an athletic complex for a nearby private high school, laundry facilities for a local hotel, storage and maintenance of production sets for 20th Century Fox Television, the Brentwood Theatre, soccer practice and match fields for a private girls’ soccer club, a dog park, and a farmer’s market. The new VA OIG report lists many others, including a parrot sanctuary, two parking lots spanning 3.9 acres and oil drilling.

Members of the Old Veterans Guard say federal authorities retaliated against them for denouncing the fraudulent use of the facility by sending VA police to harass and intimidate them at weekly rallies. Since 2008 the group has assembled at the “Great Lawn Gate” that marks the entrance to the L.A. National Veterans Park to protest the VA’s failure to make full use of the property to benefit veterans, particularly those who are homeless.

Among the group leaders is Robert Rosebrock, an elderly Army vet who got criminally charged for posting a pair of four-by-six-inch American Flags on the outside fence on Memorial Day in 2016. Judicial Watch represented Rosebrock in the federal case, which was tried in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Last year, the court ruled that Rosebrock was not guilty of violating federal law for displaying the flags above the VA fence. Rosebrock’s absurd case was filed during the Obama administration, but the Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) moved forward with it.

Earlier this year an official at the same L.A. VA facility where Rosebrock got prosecuted for posting American Flags got charged for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a vendor that defrauded the VA out of millions.

While the feds went on a witch hunt against the 75-year-old vet for affixing Old Glory at a site honoring those who served their country, the VA director was committing the real crime. In January the corrupt VA official, Ralph Tillman, agreed to plead guilty to two felony offenses for taking over a quarter of a million dollars in bribes from a parking lot operator at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System in southern California.

As part of its investigation, the VA OIG reviewed 40 land use agreements and determined that 11 did not comply with the law. Additionally, the VA watchdog found that 14 entities unaffiliated with the VA were operating on the West L.A. campus with either an expired or no documented agreement.

“The OIG determined these noncompliant arrangements resulted from insufficient veteran input on land use, unclear VA policies on what constituted appropriate use of “out leases” and revocable licenses, and incomplete capital asset inventory land use agreement records maintained by GLAHS (Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System),” the report states.

The VA watchdog directs the agency to implement a plan that complies with federal laws and create a process to obtain input form the veteran community on land use. The Old Veterans Guard has been fighting for this for a decade.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Why Has Turpentine Become A Modern Health Craze?


When you think of turpentine, you probably think of a common paint thinner found in hardware stores.
CBS2’s Mary Calvi reports that, in its pure form, pure gum spirit of turpentine was once used as a form of medicine centuries ago. Today, it’s back as a controversial new wellness treatment.
Azmyth Kaminski is a healing consultant who takes it as an internal cleanse.
Pure gum spirit of turpentine is a controversial alternative treatment for stomach or intestinal issues like parasites or yeast infections.
The therapy is unusual and considered by many experts to be questionable, but there are believers who ingest it by saturating and chewing on sugar cubes. Actress Tiffany Haddish touted turpentine’s benefits in a recent article, saying “everything felt so much better, clarity wise.”
Kaminski documented his own turpentine experience on YouTube.
“It turned out really well for me… I went for 44 days on this turpentine cleanse,” he claimed.
Pure gum spirit is the sap distilled from the resin of pine trees. It was used as a remedy hundreds of years ago when people had only natural elements for cures. Doctors today say it can be dangerous.
“The adverse effects and or fatalities are clearly going to outweigh any potential benefit,” registered dietitian Nicolette Pace warned.
“At the one teaspoon dosage there are some serious reported adverse effects. It’s kidney-toxic… as little as three teaspoons are fatal.”
Dr. Fred Pescatore says he uses it on patients infrequently, but adds there are healing properties in turpentine for internal use and skin conditions like eczema.
“It’s extraordinarily harsh and it has to be very, very, very diluted or you’re going to burn your skin basically because the resin of the tree is that strong,” Dr. Pescatore explains.
The doctor stresses it always must be used with caution.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Remember When Saying Roundup Killed Bees Was Considered a Conspiracy Theory?

Remember When Saying Roundup Killed Bees Was Considered a Conspiracy Theory?


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