Advertising Passed Off As Research: Drug company researchers must be held accountable like stockbrokers and bankers, for their deceit and damage to public health.
This week the front page headlines worldwide announced a simple test called "highly sensitive C-reactive protein" (HS-CRP) and the most powerful cholesterol-lowering statin currently on the market, Crestor (rosuvastatin), used together, could cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death from cardiovascular disease in half.1 For the casual reader, Crestor appears to be a miracle treatment with few risks and reasonable costs. The publication adds to the belief of a growing number of experts that "statins are so wonderful that they should be added to our drinking water" (like fluoride).
For this study nearly 90,000 people were examined, and most of them were identified as being at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke, and/or premature death. Rather than choosing professionalism and treating the underlying causes of their health problems (their diet and lifestyle) these researchers chose commercialism, creating the most effective pharmaceutical advertising campaign ever devised. And they have succeeded.
Gerald Celente has for many years been considered a leading trend forcaster by CNN, The Economist, USA Today, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the New York Times, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times and NY Post.
Want to see a ton of praise from these organizations about Celente's prescience? Click here
Calente is now predicting revolution in America within four years:
Norm Coleman may be headed for the pokey, just like Senator Stevens -- if the allegations in a suit filed Monday are true:
The CEO of a major marine technology company is alleging that he was pressured by a friend and associate of Norm Coleman to secretly funnel tens of thousands of dollars to the Senator's family.
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The transaction, which occurred in 2007, allegedly went as follows: DMT would make payments for services to Hays Company, even though no services would be rendered. Since Norm Coleman's wife Laurie worked at Hays, that money would be given to her in the form of 'salary.'
This is outrageous! The Bush Administration is allowing Target, WalMart, and other retailers to sell chocolate Halloween candy which contains milk from China. Much of this milk has been shown to be tainted with melamine and other toxins -- and your children will be eating them at Halloween
The widespread practice of adding melamine to powdered milk products has killed and seriously injured thousands of children in China.
The GOP-run FDA has made a political decision not to take action on this -- because the US is the ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD (including China) which has not withdrawn this candy. The Bush Administration apparently wants to avoid this issue being on voters' minds before the election.
"If your television declares John McCain the president elect on the evening of November 4th, your television will be lying. You should immediately pick up your pre-packed bags and head straight to the White House in Washington, DC, which we will surround and shut down until this attempt at a third illegitimate presidency is reversed. We may be there for days or weeks or months. But we must be there. We must be there by the millions. We must show each other, and the nation, and the world that we have had enough, that we will not stand for one more stolen election, that we will not give in to fear, lies, theft, and intimidation."
Given the way, that is, that Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. had decided to use the first installment of the $700 billion bailout money to recapitalize banks instead of buying up their toxic securities, which he had then sold to Congress and the American people as the best and fastest way to get the banks to start making loans again, and help prevent this recession from getting much, much worse.
In point of fact, the dirty little secret of the banking industry is that it has no intention of using the money to make new loans. But this executive was the first insider who’s been indiscreet enough to say it within earshot of a journalist.
So these banks are using our tax dollars NOT to help Main Street or to lessen the tremendous pressure in the credit markets -- but to benefit themselves.
Let's say you wake up Nov 5th and the Diebold vote counts have reversed the polling numbers, so that McCain has won by the margin Obama had led by.
Al Gore has advocated civil disobedience to block coal plants. Naomi Wolf says the appropriate response to election fraud is shutting down freeways, shutting down businesses, bringing business across the country to a halt.
Has anyone here at Kos seriously considered what response, if any, would be appropriate if this election were stolen? What would you recommend?
John McDougall, MD, a bestselling author who runs a medical clinic in Northern California, used publicly released medical records to make a comparison between Obama and McCain's health.
Looking at the candidates' specific health conditions, McDougall presents a variety of mortality statistical data on age and various diseases to calculate the chances of each candidate dying in office:
Obama = 2% probability of dying in office
McCain = 50% probability of dying in office (in 8 years, 38% in 4)
Read the full fascinating analysis, linked after the fold.
Are people satisfied with what is basically a coin toss to determine whether Sarah Palin will assume the Oval Office during McCain's term?
This is not a partisan question, but strictly a medical one, one that the media has not examined.
McCain said he would fire SEC Chair Chris Cox if he (McCain) were President.
It's been well covered that the President can't actually fire the SEC Chair, but what's most interesting is WHY McCain wants Cox out of there:
"The last six months have made it abundantly clear that voluntary regulation does not work."
- Christopher Cox, Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission (see here or here)
It's apparent McCain, who has been key in deregulating markets and a champion both now and during the S&L debacle of letting the financial industry regulate itself, it's apparent why McCain wants Cox gone -- Cox is revealing McCain's culpability and the culpability of GOP mantras for the reason behind the current mess.