Archive for December 17th, 2015

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Dec
15

Running Wild…… with the President!

Tonight!

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17
Dec
15

Chalk one up for the good guys

Bloomberg reports that the Feds have indicted Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli on fraud charges.

Surely you remember Martin, no? He founded Turing, bought the rights to a drug used to treat AIDS patients, and proceeded to raise the price from $13 a pill to $750 a pill, thus earning him the title to “the most hated man in America”. Even Donald Trump said he was a “spoiled brat”.

Shkreli promised to reduce the drug price cost after receiving a torrent of abuse, but then reneged on that promise. And just this week, in what can only be described as a “fuck you” to the world, he bought the only copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album for $2 million. Because when you’re a sociopath, you do things like that.

As the Bloomberg article points out, when he was again prodded to reduce the drug’s price, his response was a tweet which merely said “lol”. He also said if he had to do it over again, the would have raised the price even more, as his investors expected him to “maximize profits.”

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17
Dec
15

President Obama Speaks at the National Counter-terrorism Center

12:15: President Obama Speaks at the National Counterterrorism Center

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Dec
15

Chat Away

17
Dec
15

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: After reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, President Obama greets second grade students at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, Va., 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today

11:20: The President receives a briefing with his national security team at National Counter-terrorism Center, McLean, Virginia. The Vice President also attends.

12:15: The President delivers a statement.




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