No surprise, it’s not inflation: Big Chicken ordered to pay $181 million for fixing prices

The 2021 holiday season has not been a happy time for Big Chicken. Just in time for Christmas, Judge Thomas M. Durkin approved agreements resolving “indirect purchaser” claims in the U.S. Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The result - a $181 million class action settlement that includes a $99 million agreement with Tyson, … Continue reading No surprise, it’s not inflation: Big Chicken ordered to pay $181 million for fixing prices

Medicare seniors to pay billions in extra premiums next year just in case Biogen’s $56,000-a-year memory drug is allowed

The average senior on Medicare will see their premiums jump double digits next year to $170.10 per person, per month, an annual increase of $21.60 monthly from $148.50 this year. If you are a married couple older than 65, your health insurance premiums in 2022 will be a minimum of $4,082. If you purchase private … Continue reading Medicare seniors to pay billions in extra premiums next year just in case Biogen’s $56,000-a-year memory drug is allowed

Oil Companies give thanks to Biden for “exchange” deal to hedge their bets today

The Joe Biden/Kamala Harris team said today they will sell 18 million barrels of oil from the nation's Strategic Oil Reserve (once used only for war/famine/pestilence) to reduce the deficit by about $1.4 billion or less, depending on the current price of oil. In another attack on the reserve, the White House said it will … Continue reading Oil Companies give thanks to Biden for “exchange” deal to hedge their bets today

No more Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google – China crushes freedom of speech

In America the silicon (glassy-eyed) giants censor the citizen's speech - all the way up to the President, In China the government censors the tech tyrants, as well as its citizens. What's the difference? The simple answer is that the United States has private companies regulating the government, insuring submission to what's good for the … Continue reading No more Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google – China crushes freedom of speech

Green elite fanatics created shortages and inflation by ban of many California trucks

As China prepares to invade Taiwan (Formosa) and the fat boy sings in North Korea, cheering the launch of a nuclear-tipped missile from a submarine, the ports in California can't unload ships fast enough or move most goods into the rest of the nation. Our Transportation Secretary - enjoying fraternity leave in lieu of maternity … Continue reading Green elite fanatics created shortages and inflation by ban of many California trucks

Our Post Office Is Crippled To Make That Amazon Smile, While Pumping Up UPS!

If some American businesses and politicians were corrupt and raised prices together on goods and services to artificially high levels so everyone makes money on even a small market share, you wouldn't call that capitalism. And if those same operators decided they would never again lower prices to attract customers from fellow crooks in corporate … Continue reading Our Post Office Is Crippled To Make That Amazon Smile, While Pumping Up UPS!

Clarence Thomas and Elizabeth Warren agree “qualified immunity” must be fixed

Conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and liberal Senators Edward Markey, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren all agree: "qualified immunity" protection from civil suits needs revision. The Senators' bill - S.492 -"eliminates the defense of qualified immunity in civil actions for deprivation of rights." Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that protects government employees … Continue reading Clarence Thomas and Elizabeth Warren agree “qualified immunity” must be fixed

We can easily stop Robocalls, but too many make too much dough from the status quo

You're on top of a 24-foot ladder and the phone rings. Balancing the open can of paint, filled to the brim, you race down rungs as your landline rings. Oops! You stumble, tilting the paint onto pants and shoes, as you rush to the phone. This is Rachel from cardholder services... You scream and curse … Continue reading We can easily stop Robocalls, but too many make too much dough from the status quo