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August 31, 2023

Need more proof that Vivek Ramaswampy is nothing but a snake-oil salesman? Ok...

Must-watch video describing how Vivek is a slimey grifter that would give even Bobby Axlerod the shivers

The drug in question failed FOUR trials

After Vivek bought it for practically nothing, he altered one study, even put his mom’s name on it, to make it seem like it was successful

After a subsequent study showed that the drug was completely ineffectual, the stock tanked 99% in one day


And a little more

Why Axovant's $315M IPO bonanza should scare the hell out of you
By John Carroll
Jun 11, 2015 10:41am

The bare bones of Ramaswamy's new biotech venture, Axovant ($AXON), are much discussed these days. The former hedge fund manager grabbed an abandoned GlaxoSmithKline drug for Alzheimer's for $5 million. He gathered a team together and without recruiting a single patient for a pivotal study of a marginal drug designed to treat symptoms of the disease, just raised $315 million in an upsized IPO that came in at the top of the range and promptly gyrated much higher today as investors bought in.

Axovant, with no track record, no experience and one questionable product, leaped onto the market worth much more than $1 billion.

Given the fact that GlaxoSmithKline had a chance to take a look at this drug in the clinic, and concluded that they couldn't do better than selling it for lunch money, the IPO terms illustrate the kind of overnight riches a select few can find on Wall Street, provided you have the right kind of friends with money.
August 28, 2023

Wow, um, UNC shooter already identified apparently (former LSU student)

I'd still await more widespread confirmation as to the shooter's identity


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (KPEL News) -The University of North Carolina is under lockdown after a suspect opened fire on campus. The person of interest, according to media reports, is a current graduate student at the university but has ties to Louisiana.

Tailei Qi, the UNC graduate student, was identified as a person of interest by UNC police. According to WRAL in Raliegh, he is also listed on a UNC website as having previously attended Louisiana State University and Wuhan University.

his school profile
August 28, 2023

Is there a live thread for the Fulton County hearing? EDIT: Oh, nevermind. It's a FEDERAL hearing

I thought they televised everything but I'm not finding any links

August 28, 2023

Removal of Criminal Cases to Federal Court: Two Dozen FAQ's

Removal of Criminal Cases to Federal Court: Two Dozen FAQ’s

On August 14, 2023, a Fulton County, Georgia grand jury returned a 41-count indictment against former President Donald Trump and eighteen other individuals for a conspiracy to overturn the legitimate 2020 presidential election results in that state. Five of the defendants have filed notices of removal to have the case transferred from Georgia state court to federal court.[1] Defendants bear the burden to show they are federal officers (three of the five do not appear to have been), that the conduct was plausibly official and that they have a plausible defense based in federal law. The bar is a low one and the background law is favorable to true federal officers but removal is by no means automatic and is often denied. Among the results of a successful removal to federal court is a different jury pool, a different judge, and different procedural rules such as the absence of video cameras in federal trials.

This article provides detailed information about all that and other general and specific questions involving removal.

We welcome readers’ feedback and additional information

Table of Contents

What is the basis for removing a state prosecution to federal court?
What is the reason behind removal?
What is the legal standard for removal?
Who counts as an officer of the United States?
What constitutes “for or relating to any act under color of such office”?
What constitutes a “colorable federal defense?”
What’s the difference between the legal standard to establish removal and immunity?
Does the fact that a defendant was involved in political activity using campaign funds affect the analysis?
Can a defendant have a removable colorable defense when accused of obstruction of justice or perjury?
What is the process for removal?
Which court hears the removal case and under what procedures?
What is the evidentiary standard in a removal hearing?
What evidentiary rules apply in a removal hearing?
What is the difference between the standard for removing a case based on the Supremacy Clause immunity and succeeding at asserting the immunity?
Must a defendant admit the conduct in question to establish an immunity defense?
How does a defendant establish a colorable defense?
Practically speaking, how does a defendant meet their burden of proof? Must they testify?
If a defendant invokes their Fifth Amendment right, is the court able to draw any adverse inference?
What happens if the case is removed based on Supremacy Clause immunity?
If one defendant is removed to federal court, are the other defendants also removed?
What happens to DA Willis and her team if the case is removed?
What rules and laws apply for a case that has been removed?
Can the decision to grant removal or grant remand be appealed?
If the case is removed, which Speedy Trial Act would govern–state or federal?

All of the table of contents are clickable links to those sections

Simple and easy to read and understand what can and cannot justify a removal to Federal court
August 27, 2023

Jacksonville shooter tried to enter historically Black college before killing 3 in Dollar General st

Jacksonville shooter tried to enter historically Black college before killing 3 in Dollar General store
Law enforcement authorities release details and the name of the gunman

A White gunman who opened fire in a Jacksonville Dollar General store, killing three Black people in what law enforcement called a racially motivated attack, first tried to enter the campus of nearby historically Black college but was turned away, according to a notice from the school.

The man, identified on Sunday as 21-year-old Ryan Christopher Palmeter from Clay County, Fla., was denied entry to Edward Waters University by a security officer, and local law enforcement was alerted. “The individual refused to identify themselves and was asked to leave,” said the statement, adding that the person “returned to his car without incident.”

Palmeter donned a bulletproof vest and mask before heading to the Dollar General store less than a mile away and opening fire, Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters (R) said in an interview on CNN on Saturday. Armed with an AR-15-type rifle inscribed with German Nazi insignia and a handgun, he killed two male victims, ages 19 and 29, inside the store, and one female victim, age 52, in the car park outside at the store before fatally shooting himself

Good gawd. Dozens would have likely been murdered if he’d gotten in
August 26, 2023

Hard Truth about the grifting con man known as trump


Didn’t take long into his first example that I knew where it was headed. trump always has been and always will be a grifting con man with absolutely no moral compass and zero empathy toward anyone else. He always has been and always will be 100% about himself and himself only
August 24, 2023

Trump reported his weight as 215lbs!!!


That’s the height and weight equivalent of a major-league baseball pitcher. Or an NBA point guard
August 24, 2023

re: Georgia RICO case. IANAL so I have no clue - is severing each case better or worse?

Seems 19 separate cases would pose logistical nightmares for the State/County

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