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Wikileaks outs gay Saudi, two rape victims

Wikileaks outs gay Saudi, two rape victims
8/23/16 4:06pm by John Aravosis

Wikileaks faces new charges today of having outed a gay Saudi, two rape victims, and several domestic workers who had been tortured or sexually abused.

http://americablog.com/2016/08/wikileaks-outs-gay-saudi-two-rape-victims.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Americablog+%28AMERICAblog+News+%29
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 09:32 AM (1 replies)

A Call For Mylan CEO Heather Bresch To Reduce EpiPen Price And Resign

A Call For Mylan CEO Heather Bresch To Reduce EpiPen Price And Resign
08/24/2016 02:16 pm ET Andrew B. Palumbo

In thirty seconds, a rash of angry red hives had covered her body. She was uncomfortable but unaware of what was happening. There was a look of extreme fear in her eyes. Another minute passed and her airway began to close as her body fought the allergic reaction. I quickly laid my daughter down and plunged an EpiPen into her left thigh as my wife called 911.

This is the reality for the fifteen million people living with food allergies and their families. Cecelia has life threatening food allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, garlic, sesame, sunflower, coconut, and kiwi. She is two years old.

The EpiPenís only legitimate U.S. competitor, Sanofiís Auvi-Q, was voluntarily recalled nationwide in October 2015 after dangerous issues of inaccurate dosage delivery arose that could include a failure to administer the life-saving epinephrine. Immediately, millions of families with life threatening allergies turned to Mylan to secure EpiPens.

The result was a de facto monopoly for Mylan.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-call-for-mylan-ceo-heather-bresch-to-reduce-epipen_us_57bddc84e4b06384eb3de642?section=&
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 09:01 AM (2 replies)

Coulter Goes to War with Trump And It Is Glorious

Coulter Goes to War with Trump And It Is Glorious
JOSH MARSHALLPublishedAUGUST 25, 2016, 12:47 AM EDT

Liberals may die tonight because there are limited supplies of those injections they give you for acute schadenfreude toxicity.

Ann Coulter has been Donald Trump's biggest New York City white nationalist supporter. She's transformed toadying into a militant act. Just today her new book In Trump We Trust was released, a genuflecting, tour de force of leader principle obsequiousness. As many have noted, in the book itself she writes that Trump can do anything, change his position on anything - none of it matters. She and they are that devoted.

Everything except shift on immigration.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/coulter-goes-to-war-with-trump-and-it-is-glorious
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 08:14 AM (3 replies)

Walmartís Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy

Walmartís Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy
The retailerís aggressive cost cutting has unintended consequences.
By Shannon Pettypiece and David Voreacos | August 17, 2016

Itís not unusual for the department to send a van to transport all the criminals Ross arrests at this Walmart. The call log on the store stretches 126 pages, documenting more than 5,000 trips over the past five years. Last year police were called to the store and three other Tulsa Walmarts just under 2,000 times.

By comparison, they were called to the cityís four Target stores about 300 times. Most of the calls to the northeast Supercenter were for shoplifting, but thereís no shortage of more serious crimes, including five armed robberies so far this year, a murder suspect who killed himself with a gunshot to the head in the parking lot last year, and, in 2014, a group of men who got into a parking lot shootout that killed one and seriously injured two others.

More than 200 violent crimes, including attempted kidnappings and multiple stabbings, shootings, and murders, have occurred at the nationís 4,500 Walmarts this year, or about one a day, according to an analysis of media reports.

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-walmart-crime/
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 07:20 AM (8 replies)

Donald Trump Openly Weighs a Massive Immigration Reversal

Donald Trump Openly Weighs a Massive Immigration Reversal
by BENJY SARLIN AUG 25 2016, 4:35 AM ET

In what would be a stunning reversal on an issue central to his candidacy, Donald Trump floated a possible process to allow undocumented immigrants to remain in America in a town hall that aired Wednesday.

"No citizenship," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity in an interview taped Tuesday afternoon in Austin, Texas. "Let me go a step further ó they'll pay back-taxes, they have to pay taxes, there's no amnesty, as such, there's no amnesty, but we work with them."

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-openly-weighs-massive-immigration-reversal-n637426?google_editors_picks=true
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 07:10 AM (5 replies)

Mylan CEO Blamed Obamacare for EpiPen Sticker Shock

Mylan CEO Blamed Obamacare for EpiPen Sticker Shock
by Jen Wieczner @jenwieczner AUGUST 24, 2016, 7:06 PM EDT

CEO Heather Bresch had planned to hike the price further.


The price of the EpiPen has soared 500% since generic drug company Mylan bought the treatment nine years ago. Yet Mylanís controversial CEO Heather Bresch says she and her company arenít solely to blame for the fact that patients are paying more for the must-have allergy medication.

Another culprit, according to Bresch: President Obama.


http://fortune.com/2016/08/24/mylan-ceo-epipen-heather-bresch/?xid=gn_editorspicks&google_editors_picks=true
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 07:06 AM (21 replies)

Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump By 12 Points In New Poll

Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump By 12 Points In New Poll
Clinton has led Trump throughout most of the 2016 campaign
08/24/2016 08:32 am ET | Updated 1 hour ago

EW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 12 percentage points among likely voters, her strongest showing this month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.

The Aug. 18-22 poll showed that 45 percent of voters supported Clinton, while 33 percent backedTrump ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/clinton-trump-poll_us_57bd92d9e4b0b51733a6b1d5
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Aug 24, 2016, 11:09 AM (2 replies)

Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel Took Over A Photobooth With Hillary Clinton

Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel Took Over A Photobooth With Hillary Clinton
And the photos are EVERYTHING.
08/23/2016 05:39 pm ET

Somewhere, Donald Trump and his tiny hands are very, very jealous.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel hosted a fundraising luncheon for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, and it looks like everyone had a ball. The event, which was held at the TimberBielís Los Angeles home, also included a photobooth.

Letís just say HRC and her loyal subjects made the most of it....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/justin-timberlake-and-jessica-biel-took-over-a-photobooth-with-hillary-clinton_us_57bcb945e4b03d51368b69b0?section=&
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Aug 23, 2016, 05:11 PM (0 replies)

Oregon collects $25.5 million in marijuana taxes since start of the year

Oregon collects $25.5 million in marijuana taxes since start of the year
By Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian/OregonLive August 22, 2016 at 6:30 PM, updated August 23, 2016

Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries have sold an estimated $102 million in recreational cannabis since January, when the state imposed a 25 percent sales tax on pot.

The state has collected about $25.5 million in marijuana taxes in the first six months of the year and is on track to meet state economists' projections.

The latest tax figures, released Monday by the Oregon Department of Revenue, include the start of marijuana-infused edibles sales. The products include a wide variety of snacks, sweets and drinks and were available to anyone 21 and older starting in June.

http://www.oregonlive.com/marijuana/index.ssf/2016/08/oregon_collects_255_million_in.html
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Aug 23, 2016, 05:07 PM (4 replies)

Mylan Execs Gave Themselves Raises As They Hiked EpiPen Prices

Mylan Execs Gave Themselves Raises As They Hiked EpiPen Prices
by BEN POPKEN

EpiPen prices aren't the only thing to jump at Mylan. Executive salaries have also seen a stratospheric uptick.

Proxy filings show that from 2007 to 2015, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch's total compensation went from $2,453,456 to $18,931,068, a 671 percent increase. During the same period, the company raised EpiPen prices, with the average wholesale price going from $56.64 to $317.82, a 461 percent increase, according to data provided by Connecture.

In 2007 the company bought the rights to EpiPen, a device used to provide emergency epinephrine to stop a potentially fatal allergic reaction and began raising its price. In 2008 and 2009, Mylan raised the price by 5 percent. At the end of 2009 it tried out a 19 percent hike. The years 2010-2013 saw a succession of 10 percent price hikes.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/mylan-execs-gave-themselves-raises-they-hiked-epipen-prices-n636591
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Aug 23, 2016, 03:57 PM (13 replies)
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