Generic versions of COVID-19 vaccine American citizens paid to develop – could save our world – but don’t hold your breath

Big Pharma = 1. World's poorest nations = 0. That was the score on Thursday, last week, when South African officials ripped into the Joe Biden administration for not granting a temporary waiver for generic versions of the various COVID-19 vaccines, now protected by monopoly patents the next 17 years. Biden had approved a $4 … Continue reading Generic versions of COVID-19 vaccine American citizens paid to develop – could save our world – but don’t hold your breath

Sweden’s “Circular Economy” has created mountains of trash in trip “Back to the Past”

In Sweden the once "Jolly" Green Giant has been replaced with one sad, sad, sad mountain of trash after another, spewing toxic fumes and sporting hordes of furry creatures to thrive in garbage and decay. Nearby residents are fleeing, and those who can't, are taping up windows, hoping the fumes will not cause permanent illness … Continue reading Sweden’s “Circular Economy” has created mountains of trash in trip “Back to the Past”

For 1/10th our Covid bill – a 385-mph train from Beijing, China to Seattle, Washington

A reporter placed his finger on the 69-foot, 24,000-pound Maglev (magnetic levitation)  train and with a small push, the train moved. This was the latest technological leap by China and its 4.5 million engineers (U.S. has less than 500,000) - the prototype of a 385-miles per hour (mph) passenger train set to be operational in … Continue reading For 1/10th our Covid bill – a 385-mph train from Beijing, China to Seattle, Washington

Teens – who cross border – suffer from illegal working conditions in U.S. suburban factories

A report compiled by Eric Ruark, director of research at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), revealed that "... only 27% of workers hired by agribusinesses are American citizens, 21% are green card holders, around 1% are part of the guest worker program … and a whopping 51% are unauthorized immigrants”. This week Rep. … Continue reading Teens – who cross border – suffer from illegal working conditions in U.S. suburban factories

Biden – bowing down to Wall Street – ignores E-Verify protection for our American workers

Employers who hire illegal workers, on or off the books, oppose E-Verify. So does President Joe Biden, who excluded mandatory E-Verify from his amnesty plan presented to Congress on Thursday, last week. Some advocates of workers' rights thought he might instead strengthen the law. Even the laxest mandatory E-Verify provision - which would completely exempt … Continue reading Biden – bowing down to Wall Street – ignores E-Verify protection for our American workers

Politicians blame D.C. Capitol Police Chief for January 6 riot. He answers with scathing letter

Chief (Steven) Sund should never have had to resign over this (Jan. 6 riot). The speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi) should never have called for his resignation, especially in light of the fact that he was begging for help, pleading for help from the National Guard. - Andy Maybo, former Capitol Police Union president. … Continue reading Politicians blame D.C. Capitol Police Chief for January 6 riot. He answers with scathing letter

AARP monopoly supports insurance lobbyists and government collusion to bankrupt seniors

AARP's ties to United Healthcare - outlined here last week - may be behind its failure to effectively lobby Congress to repair our dismal Medicare program. Annual Medicare premiums alone cost seniors a minimum $1,778 per person. Catastrophic (5% of list price) prescription drug coverage doesn't begin until Medicare patients pay $6,500 out-of-pocket in a … Continue reading AARP monopoly supports insurance lobbyists and government collusion to bankrupt seniors

Let’s make China even greater by subsidizing their new electric cars with a $7,500 tax credit

If the U.S. drops its 25% tariffs on autos imported from China, it may cripple the United States auto manufacturing industry, destroy millions of jobs, and slash our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the economy it represents. That's not a conspiracy theory, China already is the world's leading auto producer at 26 million vehicles annually, … Continue reading Let’s make China even greater by subsidizing their new electric cars with a $7,500 tax credit