Update Blog 47 Remember this guy? Whether you do or don't, you'll want to read this because justice might just be served.
Martin Shkreli is the drug maker CEO who raised HIV medication from 13 dollars to 700. It sucked, it angered, but it still didn't matter. Well, it looks like karma just bit him in the ass because the FBI has just confirmed that Martin Shkreli has been arrested.
There is more information about GMOs on the net than porn... Well, maybe not more than porn, but there is more info on GMOs out now than ever before. Celebrities have even gotten behind the anti-GMO movement. Using their fortune, fame and influence some have even made it up to capitol hill. So why isn't the media covering it?
Before I get into statistics, compensation, slave work, lack of care for health, and 20-minute breaks for a 14-hour shift, allow me to inform the New York Government that this mandatory wage hike is not going to pan out as Governor Cuomo expected or at least hoped.
A minimum wage hike of $2.50 cents has to be met by restaurants now…
Many might not know that minimum wage has gone up from $5.00 an hour to $9.00 in the last 3 years. It was about time, considering minimum wage stayed at 5 dollars for over ten years. There was a catch, though…
To say war is not pretty is, a cliched understatement. War his pretty horrific. We think we understand because we see images of war-torn desert cities on television. We may say, “oh my god that’s horrible”. Most get angry that these wars are costing us too much money. Others will say, "we need to mind our business and stop being the world’s judge, jury, and executioner". And, the rest, the rest say we should wipe everyone out.
I was chatting with a friend today and I was saying that if we could find a way to jack access and control a media satellite for at least 3 minutes, we would be able to reach a lot of people and make a huge difference in our world.
We can grab everyone's complete attention, especially when they flip the channel to find the same thing broadcasting.
I get a lot of news in a week. Emails, tags, posts and notifications from twenty or so news sources. I get mainstream nonsense, underground stories, conspiracies, and reliable independent news sites. By the way, I did not include the twitter, tumbler or Instagram notifications.
Much of the news I receive is horrible and depressing. And, it is not in the traditional way.
Many think that I don't have it all together. Most don't take me seriously because they think I'm out there.
I've been called a lot of things but nothing sounds worse than anti-American.
I'm anti-American because I don't agree with some of my government's laws. I'm paranoid because I believe that not only I, but many of us freethinkers are on some government interest list.
I'm a crazy communist because I feel everyone should have rights. I'm a psycho socialist because I think the richest one percent should pay more taxes than a poor person and that tax money should go into the pockets of the working class.
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As some of you may or may not know, I’m the guy behind Fjs RadiO, Funky Junkie Superstar, Night Of Free Expression (NOFE), Elbow Room, The Green Door Parties and the last vestige of Love Sexy's legendary house nights. Of course, last but certainly not least, ‘tasteless t’.
Part of my goal with this project is to spread as much information as possible on many important issues. These issues are all over the board. But, each and everyone of them I write about is vital to our way of life. Be it legislation, unfair practices, mandatory minimums, politics, corruption, worker wages, work conditions, free trade, human trafficking and the agrochemical industry.
I have written against GMOs and it's main producer Monsanto for quite some time. There's a four part blog about them, their products and their practices on the website.
This adds to my last piece on corporations taking the pledge to convert to sustainable energy in the coming years. But, this next piece of information I found pisses me off a bit. It's a little hypocritical for the six biggest banks in the United States to call for government action and private business investments to address climate change.
It took a profit earning to make it happen, but more and more corporations are taking the RE100 Pledge.
The RE100 Pledge is a promise that corporations will start to use renewable energy. A couple of companies involved with the White House initiative for sustainability investment which was announced in July, include Goldman Sachs and Walmart. Yes, I know it sounds too good to be true. It's said they will invest $140 billion in new low-carbon investment and build more than 1,600 megawatts (MW) of new renewable energy capacity. Nike pledged to transition to 100 percent renewable energy on Wednesday. The announcement, made during Climate Week, is intended to show international governments that there is broad-based business support for going off fossil fuels in advance of the United Nations climate talks in December. Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Salesforce, Starbucks, Steelcase, and Voya Financial also took the RE100 pledge, organized by the Climate Group, an international sustainability non-profit. Mark Kenber, CEO of the Climate Group, said, “Research shows that the most ambitious companies have seen a 27 percent return on their low-carbon investments." He added, “Today these companies are signaling loud and clear to COP21 negotiators that forward-thinking businesses back renewables and want to see a strong climate deal in Paris.” Even banks are getting involved. Swiss bank UBS joined the pledge last week.
In total, 36 companies have joined RE100 since it was launched at Climate Week last year. For now we have to rely on these company's word because the deal is non-binding, but in the pledge companies agreed to release information about their sustainability efforts. Goldman Sachs says it will use 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. Johnson & Johnson has set a goal of 2050. Nike seeks to transition by 2025, and Voya International by 2015. I guess we'll have to wait and see, but the fact that they even addressed the issue let alone took a pledge is remarkable. It's also paramount due to the attention these corporations get. If the evil corporate soul eating bastards can agree that this planet is in shambles then we most likely have a serious problem. A problem that even scares them. At the same time, it could be because they've seen a good return on their "green" investments. Whatever the case may be, the climate issue cannot be ignored any longer. I don't know what to say about global warming because I'm not a scientist. My issue has always been the disrespect we show mother earth. Hopefully this pledge gets the attention we need to be influenced into treating our home a bit better.
Thanks for reading... Spread the word, expose the truth, it's never too late.
Martin Shkreli is an American hedge fund manager and entrepreneur, specializing in healthcare businesses, and is a co-founder of MSMB Capital Management and the founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG. He is also a co-founder and was the CEO of Retrophin LLC, a biotechnology firm founded in 2011.
There is no possible way that I could ever think I’ve seen it all. I used to think like that until the next surprising and stupid thing would happen. But, this next story takes the cake for jaw-dropping disgust.
Could the national prohibition on marijuana be lifted soon? If you follow Colorado's weed revenue since it's been legalized and taxed it sure as shit should be.
A report from the Colorado Department of Revenue, looked at the taxes collected from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, and found that the state collected about $70 million in taxes from marijuana sales, and only about $42 million in taxes from alcohol sales.
This makes Colorado the first state to generate more tax revenue from pot than from alcohol.
There is something seriously wrong with my country, the United States.
Yes, it's cliche, but lately it's been harder to escape the fact that the masses are in fact stupid.
I seriously find myself daydreaming that I'm schizophrenic in the hopes that this is all a delusion.
I'm not trying to be mean. I don't like calling people stupid. At least not on my blog. I have no problem calling anyone anything if they are in fact what I am calling them.
For instance, I really hate the word sheeple, I think it's a bad way to get a mind to open up to other possibilities.
But, today, September 8, 2015, I have reached my breaking point.
There are many smart individuals and intelligent groups of people out there. There are experts in a variety of fields. But, for some reason when people come together in great masses to either oppose or support anything they become crash test dummies with anger issues.
The latest constitutional melee is over a county clerk, who was defying a supreme court ruling by denying gay and lesbian couples marriage licenses.
Say what you want about the blatant disregard for our Constitution and trust me there is a lot to say. But, one thing that hasn't changed hasn't had an amendment attached or any type of political nonsense is religion, in government.
Religion can never play a role at any level of government for this very reason...
Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis doesn't think the constitution trumps god's word... She has decided to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring the constitutionality of same-sex marriages by not issuing same-sex couples licenses.
What is this mad woman's reason for such stupidity? Christian fanaticism. That's exactly what this train wreck is practicing. Worse is that she's using her position in local government to impose the laws of God, not man.
Jozef Wesolowski, a papal ambassador who was on trial for child abuse charges has died early Friday morning, August 28, 2015.
This was most certainly one of those "he got away with it" moments. Sure he's dead, but this man deserved far worse. If he was guilty of course. A jury of his peers never got to decide if he, in fact, was guilty of abusing a child.
I didn't see it before. I couldn't imagine it. I thought for sure this would be over after that debate. I even for a minute or two considered the fact that he may be a shill for Hillary. But, now Trump is starting to scare me.
Political talk shows and "serious" news networks are giving presidential candidate Donald Trump a lot of air time. The political talking heads that made fun at first are now speaking positively about him.
Trump has even gained the support of the GOP's bitter heart, Ann Coulter. She recently spoke at a Trump event and threw the republican leadership under the bus. She actually said she sees hope for America now.
Many of you may know my views on privacy and personal issues. If you followed me through the Fjs years you know me well than most.
The first blog I wrote for this website was on privacy, but it was aimed at the government and it celebrated hackers.
Let me be crystal clear, I support 'HACKTIVISTS', not hackers.
I have this thing about me that I don't like judging people for how they live, what one believes in and stands for or what they do for a living...
For instance, I don't judge anyone for how they make their money. As long as innocence remains off limits and protected, I don't care how anyone pays their rent.
So, if you sell drugs, as long as it's to adults, then that's fine. If you're a hit man, that's great, just stick to your targets. And the same goes for you hackers.
If you want to rob banks, ripoff Fortune 500 companies and make it so you never have to pay for a phone call ever again, I say great. All I ask is that you leave the innocent alone.
I also believe that to be true when exposing hypocritical lawmakers, corrupt politicians, Scientologists and anyone who seems above the law or above we the 99 percent. The Ashley Madison hack were none of those...
NO SAY IT AIN'T SO. I don't want to believe it, but I have always wondered how.
Macs do not, I repeat do not get viruses. I have all sorts of computers and anything PC I keep offline. Part of my project's (fpr) work is done offline.
In my personal experience, PCs are better offline computers. Computers you would use for editing audio, video, writing and anything else you don't need to be online for and at the same time want complete security. Maybe I'm paranoid, but the only way I feel my files are completely secure is when they're stored offline. I do not trust this cloud thing.
I recommend carrying a small flash drive. I use a couple 64-gigabyte drives for my chrome.
Black Lives Matter activists crashed presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' rally in Seattle. Two black women appeared out of nowhere right when Sanders greeted the crowd.
They walked right up to the podium and demanded they be given the microphone. They were told they could have it after Sanders spoke. The women were noncompliant and began to scream in anger with obscenities. They did not stop until they were given that microphone.
After that, they spewed a myriad of racial rhetoric. They called the entire crowd white supremacists and racists. Then they demanded the crowd be silent for four-plus minutes in "honor" of Michael Brown...
"You are never going to hear Bernie speak if I don't hear silence now".
The two women are Marissa Johnson and Mara Jacqueline Willaford and they are the co-founders of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM). And, apparently they don't research the people they attack.
Wisconsin: Lobbyists get a $250 Million Subsidy for a New Milwaukee Bucks' Arena.
On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Wisconsin State Senators worked out a bipartisan deal to approve a $250 million subsidy for a new NBA arena. Only 10 out of the 31 senators voted no. The measure still had to pass the assembly and be signed by the Governor, presidential candidate Scott Walker.
It passed the assembly 52-34 on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, and Governor Walker signed it the following week on August 11, 2015.
The plan will preserve Milwaukee's stake in the NBA, but it comes at a cost that the state's residents will have to pay. The subsidy is for $250 million, but will rise to $400 million after interest over the next 20 years.
Yesterday July 8, 2015, massive computer problems shook a few institutions, but the mainstream media is staying far away...
As soon as I woke up this morning, my wife had asked if I had heard anything earlier in the morning when I was still awake from the night before. She said a friend had posted a link to a Gawker article that read, "it's time to panic".
I looked it over, then went surfing the net to see if I would find any other sources. Not even the anonymous twitter contacts are saying anything about it. Outside of the "cryptic" NYSE tweet from two days ago, I see nothing on this.
There is more information about GMOs on the net than porn...
Well, maybe not more than porn, but there is more info on GMOs out now than ever before. Celebrities have even gotten behind the anti-GMO movement. Using their fortune, fame and influence some have even made it up to capitol hill.
There's a lot of talk about organic, gluten free, sprayed agriculture and killer seeds.
Unfortunately not enough talk about Monsanto and GMOs. There's no mainstream coverage on the corporation and the chemicals they put in our food.
Before I go any further, let me just give you a little information about Monsanto.
The Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation. Those words should not be in the same sentence... Chemicals and agriculture, aka Agrochemical, does not sound healthy to me.
There is no "what now?"... The fight for "legal" equality for gays is over. Other than appeals and people's own issues with sex, the battle has been won.
My argument was never, 'people are people and all should be free to do what they wish as long as it hurts no one'. That shouldn't need to be said.
My argument was the farce that was "the sanctity of marriage". j-lo can marry 3 times in as many years. (I don't know how many years, but I don't care. I know all, but one were short lived) There was no outcry. Spears gets married twice, one of which lasted 30 days. All we got there was gossip...
The divorce rate is through the roof and that's just in marriages ending in 5 years. Again, not much is said, but Us weekly and TMZ make a fortune.
Two dudes want to get married and the entire country has an opinion, many of which were negative.
Wikileaks wrote a press release on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, where it says WikiLeaks has begun publishing a collection of top secret intelligence reports and technical documents from the US National Security Agency.
These documents concern, targeting and signals intelligence intercepts of communications of high-level officials from successive French governments over the last ten years.
If you were a listener and reader of my previous, decade-long project, 'fjs radio', then you know how I feel about the war on drugs.
If you weren't and don't know, I'm not a fan.
Every year the war on drugs cost taxpayers, both state and federal, billions of dollars.
That is not an exaggeration...
There's a great website, Drug Sense, (DrugSense.org) and the site has a clock that goes up by the second. It estimates that we've already spent $19 billion and it is still counting. The states spent more than the federal government by $5 billion.
On Tuesday June 16, 2015, the Associated Press reported that, 'Democrats and Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee spoke in unison to describe their outrage over what they called gross negligence by the Office of Personnel Management'.
The agency's data was breached last year in two massive cyber attacks only recently revealed.
I understand the government can't tell us everything. There are things they have to hold on to for a while and some stuff they hope will never come out.
By now most of you reading this know what happened in Charleston, NC on Wednesday night June 17, 2015.
A gunman, 21-year-old Dylan Roof walked into Emanuel African Episcopal Church during a weekly bible study meeting, sat down for approximately one hour, then stood up and started shooting.
The group consisted of 12 members, 9 of which were killed, including the church's leader, Reverend Clementa Pinckney.
I checked out his Facebook profile, his pic has him sporting a jacket with patches of apartheid-era South Africa and the unrecognized, white state of Rhodesia. These are both symbols of white supremacy...
He has many friends on his Facebook page, some of which are black. Some of them are posting what they know about the shooting and I saw 2 people talking about recognizing his car.
Some of his Facebook friends appear to be classmates.