No worries, as Ukraine is a fascist-Nazi state propped up by the nefarious USA, and it does not require sympathy from the world. Ukrainians bought the US propaganda, now let them live with it. I give it two years before the smart Ukrainians wake up from this fiasco and start rebelling. It will be too late as most of their natural resources will have been sold to the lowest bidder. Eejits.
Almost 900 state companies will be privatized in Ukraine before the end of 2020, including large banks, industrial plants and three film studios. Their list was promulgated by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the country.
“Out of 3444 state enterprises, 893 are subject to privatization in 2017-2020” – the press service of the ministry said.
Among the largest assets to be privatized are the State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine, Oschadbank, Privatbank, the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine, the company Centrenergo, the Agrarian Fund, Ukrgazbank and Turboatom.
The companies of Ukraine’s Medicines, Electrotyazhmash Plant, Electronmash, a number of mines and trading seaports, salt plants (State Enterprise Genichesky Solezavod and State Enterprise Artemsol) are planning to privatize over the next three years. The same goes for the National Circus of Ukraine and circuses in such areas as Kharkiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Odessa, Lviv.
National film studio of feature films named after Alexander Dovzhenko, Ukrainian studio of documentary films and Ukrainian film studio of animated films are similarly looking for a buyer.
The list also includes the Ukrainian state construction corporation Ukrbud, Aerosvit Airlines, and others.
Absolute obscene greed! Good example of crapitalism. No wonder the USA does not have a health care plan, as all profits are pilfered away from those at the top. Greedy bastards. If we send those useless crapitalists to planet Mars, would America have a health care plan, like the rest of the civilized world? Americans are dumb asses for letting this happen.
You know all those health industry lobbyists who say that the American healthcare industry will go broke if it has to take care of the health of Americans?
Every year since 2011 — when ACA became law — the CEOs of US health companies have averaged an 11% raise. Remember, that’s 11 percent, every year.
Topping the list is John Martin who helmed Gilead Sciences to the tune of $863M since Obamacare’s passage.
American health care is indeed dangerous and unstably expensive, and to fix that, America’s health CEOs should be focusing on lower prices, eliminating unnecessary expenses, and coordinating care. Instead, America’s health care industry is booming at the expense of American health, thanks to a focus on selling more drugs, performing more procedures and tests, raising prices and engaging in gimmicky stock-inflating tactics.
* Pharmaceutical and drug-related company CEOs made up 11 of the top 20 highest earners.
* Gilead’s Martin made the most since the ACA became law. Several other executives — including John Hammergren of McKesson ($587 million), Leonard Schleifer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals ($338 million) and Stephen Hemsley of UnitedHealth Group ($279 million) — each took home more than a quarter-billion dollars on their own.
* A handful of lesser-known health care CEOs were among the highest earners. For example, Michael Mussallem of the medical device company Edwards Lifesciences collected $246 million since the ACA went into effect. Last year, for every dollar Mussallem’s company brought in as revenue, two cents went toward his pay.
* The analysis still underestimates how much wealth health care CEOs have. It did not include vested stock after CEOs retired, nor did it include the value of stock CEOs still hold. For example, Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina owns more than 13% of Walgreens, which equaled about $12 billion as of June 2017.
The sky-high pay of health care CEOs [Bob Herman/Axios]
(via Naked Capitalism)
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Written by Katerina Papakyriakopoulou
Written by Katerina Papakyriakopoulou
This article was written by Joe Jarvis and originally published at The Daily Bell
Did you know that doctors and scientists can be corrupt or simply wrong?
People seem to give doctors and scientists the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their findings and opinions on things like global warming, genetically modified organisms, pesticides, chemicals, and how unhealthy certain foods and habits are.
But like any other humans, scientists and doctors are, well, human. They can be misguided, confused, corrupt, and stubbornly opinionated.
According to Natural News, as many as 20,000 doctors once recommended smoking cigarettes to aid digestion. In 1940’s Camel ran an ad campaign that claimed “More Doctors Smoke Camels.” They even handed out packs of Camels to doctors at a medical convention and then polled the doctors on their way out the door, asking what their favorite cigarette brand was, or what kind they had in their pocket at that moment.
Unfortunately, money has corrupted industries like big pharma who pay doctors and scientists to take a position and prescribe particular drugs and treatment. Many peer-reviewed studies have predetermined outcomes which basically find the facts to fit their narrative. It is more a marketing ploy to publish in scientific and medical journals than proof of the actual findings.
Sugar was long considered fine to dump down children’s throats because in the 1960’s a handful of scientists were paid off.
The documents show that a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation, known today as the Sugar Association, paid three Harvard scientists the equivalent of about $50,000 in today’s dollars to publish a 1967 review of research on sugar, fat and heart disease. The studies used in the review were handpicked by the sugar group, and the article, which was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, minimized the link between sugar and heart health and cast aspersions on the role of saturated fat.
But even absent actual corruption, basic mistakes are being made in scientific conclusions.
Correlation is not causation. This is a basic foundational tenet of science. Two things may be very strongly correlated, but that does not prove that one causes the other.
According to Reason Magazine:
When it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff of studies that are mediocre or just plain bad, Albert Einstein College of Medicine epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat is a national treasure. “Most research findings are false or exaggerated, and the more dramatic the result, the less likely it is to be true,” he declares in his excellent new book Getting Risk Right.
Kabat discusses how “the dose makes the poison,” in that saying something doubles your risk of a disease could actually be statistically irrelevant.
For example, you may have heard that eating bacon increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Technically, this is true. If you eat two slices of bacon every day of your life the risk of colorectal cancer increases from 5 to 6 percent. That is not exactly the same risk as smoking cigarettes, which increases the risk of lung cancer by 20 to 50 times over.
And then, of course, you must consider the editorial bias. You’re Risking Your Life Eating Bacon is more likely to get a click than Everyday Bacon Eating Increases Cancer Risk by 1%.
Kabat suggests that the precautionary principle–“better safe than sorry”–is largely an ideological ploy to alarm the public into supporting advocates’ policy preferences. He also decries “the simplistic notion that ‘consensus among scientists’ is always correct.” He notes that scientific consensus once held that ulcers were caused by spicy foods and stress instead of bacteria…
Here’s the thing, I like to be healthy, and I personally often follow the better safe than sorry principle. But it is a huge miscarriage of authority to push this view on others through fear. It is the idea of I know better than these silly peasants that unfortunately seems to permeate the scientific and medical communities.
Are GMOs, pesticides, and chemicals like BPA really as bad as they say? I personally avoid them, but I honestly haven’t done enough of my own research to know for sure.Salt and fat have gone back and forth as being considered healthy
Salt and fat have gone back and forth as being considered healthy then unhealthy, then healthy again by experts.
People look to doctors and scientists for guidance and too often are brainwashed with those individuals’ own biases and unsubstantiated opinions.
If an expert cannot or will not answer questions about their work, that is a red flag. When people talk about consensus among experts instead of the actual facts, that is another red flag.
There have been too many times in recent history when the experts, the scientists, and the doctors were willfully or mistakenly wrong.
Sometimes, yes, we must defer to experts, since it is simply impossible to research it all on your own. But that doesn’t mean we should forgo the due diligence in critical thinking that goes along with it.
Fear sells. We are used to it in the media but don’t usually expect it from doctors and scientists. But they are humans too, and just as likely to push their agenda instead of the truth.
Always follow the money.
“The IMF is NOT under the control of the so- called “American empire”, it is under the control of international financiers with no loyalty to any particular country…“
This latest IMF announcement falls exactly in line with the issues I warned about in my article ‘The New World Order Will Begin With Germany And China’; the globalists WANT a diminishing and destabilized US economy. Their plan is to supplant the dollar as the world reserve currency and replace it with a new global centralized system dominated by the IMF and BIS. The IMF is NOT under the control of the so called “American empire”, it is under the control of international financiers with no loyalty to any particular country…
The world is leaning less on its biggest economy to sustain the global recovery, according to the International Monetary Fund.
The fund left its forecast for global growth unchanged in the latest quarterly update to its World Economic Outlook, released Monday in Kuala Lumpur. The world economy will expand 3.5 percent this year, up from 3.2 percent in 2016, and by 3.6 percent next year, the IMF said. The forecasts for this year and next are unchanged from the fund’s projections in April.
Beneath the headline figures, though, the drivers of the recovery are shifting, with the world relying less than expected on the U.S. and U.K. and more on China, Japan, the euro zone and Canada, according to the Washington-based IMF.
The dollar fell to its lowest in 14 months last week as investors discounted the ability of President Donald Trump’s administration to deliver on its economic agenda after efforts by the Republican Senate to overhaul health care collapsed.
The IMF estimated U.S. growth at 2.1 percent this year and again in 2018, consistent with what the fund said June 27 in its annual assessment of the U.S. economy. In the April world economic outlook, it had forecast U.S. growth of 2.3 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively, in 2017 and 2018. The economy expanded by 1.6 percent in 2016.
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by: Rhonda Johansson
July 25, 2017
An opioid that is 50 times stronger than pure heroin (and 100 times more potent than morphine) is being over-prescribed by physicians nationwide as the delineation between medical ethics and personal gain fades even further. Fentanyl, a powerful prescription pain medication, is an entirely synthetic opioid initially meant to ease cancer patients to death. Even with its intended purpose, health regulation groups repeatedly warn of the drug’s deadly side effects and caution doctors to only prescribe it as a last resort. That being said, recent data reveals that more doctors are prescribing fentanyl to their patients, even for cases such as tonsillitis.
An explosive report on NJ.com showed that the number of fentanyl dispensed in the state since late 2011 is enough to allow every person who has died of cancer in New Jersey to fill a prescription for the drug eight times. Similarly, between 2013 and 2015, the number of fentanyl-related deaths in New Jersey rose from 42 to 417.
Nationwide awareness on the dangers of this prescription drug began last year, when pop music icon, Prince, died of a fentanyl overdose. Unlike other opioids listed under the same category (such as oxycodone, morphine, and hydrocodonne), fentanyl is highly-addictive and easier to source (the drug is supposedly a favorite in the black market trade other than it being readily available as a prescription). This has led to a worrisome trend of fentanyl-related deaths increasing nationwide. The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data showed that from 2014 to 2015, fentanyl-related death shot up by around 73 percent. In the same period, deaths related to other legal prescription drugs rose by only four percent.
While controlling the illegal sale of fentanyl could prove to be challenging, what is more troubling is that licensed doctors are freely distributing the drug to their patients — seemingly without care or concern of the health risks involved. (Related: Toxic Pharma: Fentanyl overdose deaths doubled in just one year.)
In the same NJ.com expose, it was suggested that doctors are colluding with pharmaceutical companies to increase fentanyl sales. Arthur Caplan, head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University has been quoted as saying, “There’s enough money going around that if you saw this in the abstract, you’d think there was a drug cartel happening.”
Reporters at the news site claim to have looked at financial records of major drug maker, INSYS Therapeutics and their fentanyl drug, Subsys (a lingual spray marketed to cancer patients to treat intense pain). It was revealed that INSYS had made numerous payments to doctors under the vague reason of “speaker programs.” These speaking engagements, according to a lawsuit filed against an employee of the company, were a ruse to influence physicians to start prescribing the drug. It had been alleged that these repeated payments to medical practitioners (which, incidentally, the doctors would bill as “educational events”) was directly linked to the number of prescriptions filled for Subsys in New Jersey, which jumped from 400 in 2012 to around 1,800 in 2013, and 3,000 in 2014. The lawsuit further claimed that if a doctor appeared hesitant to participate, they would receive bullying emails.
Apart from receiving single payments of $1,000 for each “speech” given, doctors were treated to fancy dinners in high-end restaurants. All that was asked in return was to keep prescriptions for Subsys running, according to the plaintiff.
INSYS is not the only pharmaceutical company being implicated in this disturbing phenomenon. NJ Advanced Media found in acquired pharmaceutical payout data between 2013 to 2015 that marketing companies of fentanyl released at least $1.67 million to state doctors. Broken down, it appears that dozens of New Jersey doctors each received more than $10,000 from pharmaceutical companies to prescribe fentanyl.
The Executive Director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, Dr. Andrew Kolodny said that pharmaceutical companies would pay off even legitimate doctors looking for advice on specific medicine with the “understanding” that such a consultation should raise prescription numbers. “It’s an indirect way of incentivizing them to prescribe the drug,” he said.
Dr. Iqbal Jafi, who used to lead the pain management program at JKF Medical Center has stated, “I’m really very much concerned. I need to see more response from the medical community, more vigilance. We are losing people. Families are losing loved ones. So I’m concerned, not for me, but for the entire United States.”
You can read more stories like this on BigPharmaNews.com.