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In a five minute segment on Fox News channel’s Geraldo at Large in which alternative news personality Alex Jones was interviewed by host Geraldo Rivera, and regular contributor Kimberly Guilfoyle, concerning the questionable link between the 9/11 Truth Movement and the Pentagon Gunman, a link made within an hour of the shooting by mainstream media outlets, Jones boldly questions whether the event was “staged” by the government.

He cites documented instances where U.S. officials carried out or planned staged terror events both domestically, Operation Northwoods, and abroad, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, as well as credible allegations that U.S. authorities were contacted and subsequently warned by the parents of the Christmas Day Bomber, the Fort Hood and Pentagon Gunmen, weeks before these incidents took place.

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stosselOn the February 25, 2010 episode of Stossel, a weekly Fox Business News program hosted by long time investigative reporter John Stossel, the issue of whether the designations made by the FDA, which determine through force of law the accessibility within the marketplace of all pharmaceuticals, would better serve the public in a voluntary capacity was discussed at length.

Stossel expressed the novel idea that “free” people should decide what goes into their bodies because they, not the government, own their bodies.

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  • diabetes-daily-injection-bluegoatIs it Unethical to Invest in Diseases that Can Be Treated, But Never Cured? As someone who spent most of their career working in the biotechnology industry, I occasionally forget that my salary was paid by some unfortunate soul who had a pretty nasty disease. Diseases like cancer, extreme hemophilia, or multiple sclerosis were used in everyday conversation, so after a while, you...
  • FDA Approves Continuation of ALS Stem Cell Trial Emory University researchers have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to advance to the next phase of a landmark trial to treat patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using human neural stem cells. The Phase I trial, currently underway exclusively at Emory University, is designed to assess......
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In a recent appearance at a rally for Governor Rick Perry of Texas former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin paraphrased conservative radio and television personality Glenn Beck in stating that, “The word is out…You guys (Texans) are just walking on water.” Making reference to the fact that state legislators in Texas have enacted laws favorable for businesses to retain profits and create new jobs.

Not so fast Sarah, something smells rotten in the state of Texas.

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News Junkie Post – Protesters outside of a Whole Foods grocery store angered by John Mackey's op-ed

News Junkie Post – Protesters outside of a Whole Foods grocery store angered by John Mackey's op-ed

In the interests of full disclosure, I must admit that I was inspired to write this particular post after reading “The Conscience of a Capitalist,” an article that details the fallout after an August 2009 op-ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal written by John Mackey, CEO and founder of the popular grocery store chain Whole Foods.

The op-ed was an answer to President Obama’s call for “constructive suggestions” regarding health care reform. It explores alternatives to the requisite federal spending (over $100 billion per year) proposed by Congress and endorsed by the Obama Administration.

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stan brock (www.ramusa.org)

stan brock (www.ramusa.org)

Similar to state regulations which largely contribute to health insurance premiums increasing beyond the means of millions of Americans to reasonably afford, state restrictions on out-of-state medical practitioners limit philanthropists such as Stan Brock in providing free health care to thousands of Americans.

Stan Brock is the founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free health, dental and eye care, primarily to people in remote areas of the United States and throughout the world.

 

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Shoppers take advantage of bargains on Black Friday

Shoppers take advantage of bargains on Black Friday

Now that Black Friday has come and gone, I wonder whether this novel concept has prompted politicians on Capitol Hill, on the precipice of deciding costly health care reform legislation, to take notice of free market principles in action, and re-think the proposed interventionism imbued within this legislative overhaul of the health insurance industry.

Black Friday in the United States is the Friday after Thanksgiving which marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and for retailers large and small, signifies crossing the threshold of profitability for the year.

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  • blog traffic exchangeSpenders Jumping on the "Shopping is Patriotic" Bandwagon Black Friday always makes for an interesting study in consumer behavior. In addition to the shocking news about the Walmart tragedy, commentary from the shoppers themselves is instructive. Mr. ToughMoneyLove was listening to NPR today when a field reporter caught up with a Black Friday shopper waiting for a Best...
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It may never cease to amaze me personally at how knowledgeable Congressman Ron Paul is on a number of issues, and how equally underutilized he is as a resource by the legislative branch of our government.

Case in point, below is an article written by Dr. Paul (who practiced medicine prior to being elected to the House) which was posted on LewRockwell.com in 2006. The health care reform debate had already reached a fever pitch throughout the country by this point because of escalating health care costs, and the nearly 14,000 annual deaths attributed to lack of health insurance in America.

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  • blog traffic exchangeHealth Insurance: A Brief Overview While many of us are fortunate enough to have a job that comes with benefits, including company-subsidized health insurance, there are many of us who work in non-traditional jobs, for small businesses, or who are self employed. For everyone, no matter the status of their employment, health insurance is a......
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I first heard the term “Keynesian” used in describing the economic policies of our government by a panelist on a segment of NBC’s Meet the Press, and after doing some research, I fully agree with this characterization.  As well as former President Richard Nixon’s proclamation that, “We are all Keynesians now.”  But what does that mean exactly?

To understand this term, and the often criticized propensity of the federal government to increase spending during economic downturns, even when running a deficit (referred to as “deficit spending”), a firm grasp of the economic philosophy espoused by John Maynard Keynes from the early 20th century is extremely beneficial.

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AP - The new boss and the old boss at the inauguration

AP - The new boss and the old boss at the inauguration

 

The GOP has been expectantly critical of the Obama Administration since officially relinquishing the White House in late January 2009. The most divisive issue to date being health care reform. 

Surprisingly, costly legislation like Obama’s Economic Stimulus Package was met with lukewarm resistance by Republican leadership on Capitol Hill.

My opinion of the current Administration after almost a year in the White House is that there is minimal variance in the substance of its foreign and domestic policies when compared to its predecessor, and I am not alone in my assessment.

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New York Times - ALS patient receives firsst injection of iplex in March 2009

New York Times - ALS patient receives firsst injection of iplex in March 2009

 

In a society which subsidizes the cost of prescription drugs for the rest of the world by being charged substantially more for pharmaceuticals THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY, you would think that terminally ill patients in America suffering through debilitating diseases which have no cure, would be afforded the unfettered option of being prescribed any therapeutic approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which they and their doctors mutually agreed upon.

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