SPENCER NEALE: “100 Billion Pills, Nearly A Million Deaths — The Opioid Crisis Is ‘The Single Greatest Catastrophe Ever To Inflict’ America — And Those Behind It Are Still Free And Rich”

“Nobody, almost nobody has been punished for it. The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, made $13 billion selling painkillers. They are still rich. None of them have gone to prison. Nor have many other who executives who profited off of the destruction of American communities. Nobody is ever punished for the real crimes, the ones that really hurt people. The invasion of Iraq. The sub-prime mortgage disaster. The plundering of this nation by the Chinese government. In Washington, all of those are minor. They’re forgivable if you know and pay off the right people, which they invariably do. If only the Sackler family had fibbed about some emails that didn’t matter, or had a phone call with a Russian ambassador, maybe Washington would finally care.”

~Tucker Carlson

 

Tucker Carlson blasted the American pharmaceutical industry, claiming they are responsible for “the single greatest human catastrophe to ever afflict the country.”

“America, as you know, has been drowning in a tsunami of opioid pills,” Carlson said on Wednesday’s program of Tucker Carlson Tonight. “According to data from the DEA, from 2006 through 2014, a total of 100 billion doses of oxycodone and hydrocodone were shipped to pharmacies across the country, and from there into households.”

Carlson lamented the “770,000” opioid deaths, which he said was more than all American wars combined, and the fact that almost none of the people responsible for providing the American public with the drugs have been held accountable for their actions.

“Nobody, almost nobody has been punished for it. The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, made $13 billion selling painkillers. They are still rich. None of them have gone to prison. Nor have many other who executives who profited off of the destruction of American communities.”

Contrasting “770,000” reported opioid deaths with the current impeachment process in Washington, Carlson, 50, mocked accusations of Trump’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and suggested Washington only cares to prosecute crimes when it is politically viable.

“Nobody is ever punished for the real crimes, the ones that really hurt people,” Carlson said. “The invasion of Iraq. The sub-prime mortgage disaster. The plundering of this nation by the Chinese government. In Washington, all of those are minor. They’re forgivable if you know and pay off the right people, which they invariably do. If only the Sackler family had fibbed about some emails that didn’t matter, or had a phone call with a Russian ambassador, maybe Washington would finally care.”

 

via David Icke

MUST WATCH! ~ “Tulsi Talks IRAN with Guests Stephen Kinzer & Dennis Kucinich — with Intro by Kim Iversen”

 

~via Tulsi Gabbard

ONE HEADLINE SAYS IT ALL ~ “Trump: ‘It Doesn’t Really Matter’ If Soleimani Was Planning ‘Imminent’ Attack ‘Because of His Horrible Past’ (It Doesn’t Really Matter If I Lied About the Reason for Killing the Guy to Kick Off More Conflict With Iran Because I Have Israel to Keep Happy)”

 

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Trump: ‘It Doesn’t Really Matter’ If Soleimani Was Planning ‘Imminent’ Attack ‘Because of His Horrible Past’ (It Doesn’t Really Matter If I Lied About the Reason for Killing the Guy to Kick Off More Conflict With Iran Because I Have Israel to Keep Happy)

 

‘$HITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD’ ~ Phillip Schneider on “Trump’s EPA Wants to Reverse Round-Up Verdict — Protecting Bayer-Monsanto”

“After Bayer AG, which recently acquired the Round-Up herbicide in a $63 billion buyout of Monsanto, has once again been found guilty in a California court for not informing customers that their product can cause cancer. The Trump Administration on the other hand, wants that ruling overturned. In August of 2018, Monsanto lost their first big lawsuit alleging that the active ingredient of their Round-Up herbicide causes cancer. Ever since that day, thousands of plaintiffs have began suing Monsanto for causing their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. One of those plaintiffs is Edwin Hardeman, who was the first to challenge Monsanto in a federal court. The judge overseeing Edwin’s suit even restricted him from discussing Monsanto’s past, Hardeman’s ‘personal history’, and information about regulatory decisions, barring him from talking about anything besides whether Round-Up caused his cancer. Despite what his attorneys argued was a huge disadvantage, he was still able to get his point across, won the suit against Monsanto, and was awarded $25 million. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Justice Department want to see that ruling overturned by a higher court, according to a Ninth Circuit court brief filed in December. Bayer’s stock soared immediately thereafter. This decision isn’t surprising seeing as though Trump ran his whole campaign on the economy, not environmental or health safety. According to a 2017 Associated Press analysis, almost half of Trump’s EPA appointees have previous industry ties, with about one-third previously working as lawyers or lobbyists for chemical or fossil fuels companies like Monsanto. Twenty-four ethics waivers were signed by Trump pick Don McGahn allowing former industry members to oversee the industries they used to work for. In November, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Trump Administration had unlawfully excluded millions of tons of toxic materials from undergoing safety review, including common products such as fire retardant, house paint, and insulation. The Trump Administrations argument as to why the Hardman case should be ignored is that the Trump EPA does not classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, and therefor Bayer and Monsanto have no need to label it as such. However, a plethora of research shows the opposite. In a recent 2019 meta-analysis, scientists found that glyphosate exposure could raise the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer by as much as 41%. It doesn’t appear that the Trump Administration will allow Bayer’s stock to go down without a fight, but I have a feeling that isn’t going to stop victims of Round-Up from seeking justice.”

~Phillip Schneider

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Waking Times

MAC SLAVO: “Trump Warns Tehran of ‘Censorship’ While Big Tech’s Thought Police Terminates All ‘Pro-Iran’ Posts and Accounts”

“It’s become painfully obvious that the ruling class wants to get us into another war, where the young and poor are shipped off to die while the politicians and government defense contractors get rich. Backed by the ruling class, Big Tech’s censorship is nothing new; however, this time, it’s an excuse to propagate a war. The elitists who need a war to profit off of can’t convince the public to fight and die for them unless they control the narrative. That’s why speech is being censored. Big tech is just another arm of the U.S. government.”

~Mac Slavo

 

The hypocrisy is unbelievable. In order to comply with United States sanctions on Iran, Facebook’s thought police have taken to censorship on behalf of the government. At the same time, President Donald Trump warns Iran not to use censorship.

It’s become painfully obvious that the ruling class wants to get us into another war, where the young and poor are shipped off to die while the politicians and government defense contractors get rich. And the hypocrisy is becoming noticeable. Backed by the ruling class, Big Tech’s censorship is nothing new; however, this time, it’s an excuse to propagate a war.

 

This is especially disgusting because Instagram is very popular in Iran, where Soleimani has 82% approval

So Big Tech overlords are basically saying Iranians do not get the right to free speech because of US gov sanctions

The US empire trumps free speechhttps://t.co/BthPuxgOBC

— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) January 11, 2020

 

The International Federation of Journalists condemned the censorship effort as “unprecedented in the history of social networks and in conflict with the very innate actuality of media.” In its letter to Instagram, AoIJ Tehran noted that numerous Iranian state media accounts had been removed and 15 journalists had been censored recently, which goes against and freedom of speech principles.

“These massive Big Tech corporations are Thought Police for the US government: Facebook and Instagram are removing posts expressing support for Iran’s top general Soleimani,” journalist Ben Norton tweeted. “They say it’s to comply with US sanctions, but how do posts violate sanctions?”

The answer is: they don’t. The problem is that the war sentiment and the idea that slaughtering people for our freedoms in other countries is gone. The elitists who need a war to profit off of can’t convince the public to fight and die for them unless they control the narrative. That’s why speech is being censored.

Big tech is just another arm of the U.S. government.

 

Any support for Soleimani will be taken down by Facebook and Instagram to comply with the USA sanctions but Trump can tweet that Iran should not close down the internet because the world is watching. He wouldn’t understand the irony of his tweet. Free speech, censorship anyone?

— Jennifer Brierley (@JenniferBrierl2) January 11, 2020

 

Hypocritically, while Facebook is acting as “thought police” on behalf of the US government (the rulers who think they own everyone), Washington has been championing “free speech” and warning Tehran against restricting the Iranian peoples’ internet access. U.S. President Donald Trump personally addressed [Iran’s] anti-government protesters — in Farsi, mind you — reassuring them of his unwavering support, according to a report by RT.

 

~via David Icke