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Drugs, Jail, and Monopoly: Business An HIV treatment cost taxpavers millions. The government patented it But a pharma giant is making billions Antiretroviral pills Truvada sit on a tray at Jack's Drug Store on Nov. 23, 2010, in San Anselmo, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) By Christopher Rowland March 26 at 7:26 PM Thomas Folks spent vears in his U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab developing a treatment to block deadly HI co AIDS V in monkeys. Then San Francis researcher Robert Grant, using $50 million in federal grants, proved the treatment worked in people who engaged in risky sex Their work-almost fully funded by U.S toxic-spill: socialistexan: whyyoustabbedme: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/pharma-giant-profits-from-hiv-treatment-funded-by-taxpayers-and-patented-by-the-government 1. Taxpayer-funded research discovers new use for HIV drug; 2. Company w/ monopoly on drug says gov cant patent it; 3. Company makes $3B on drug/year; 4. Taxpayers get no return on investment, ~80% who need treatment dont get it Our capitalist aristocratic elites commit mass murder and treason against the people, and make billions, some black guy gets caught with a joint and goes to jail for years… “American justice” sure is a joke This is incredibly common with pharmaceuticals in the US. Drugs are researched with public funds, patented by the government, but then they are given directly to a private corporation for billions (if not trillions) in profit for that corporation. 210 drugs from 2010 to 2016 benefited from this process. Kill capitalism before it kills humanity.

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Donald Trump, Fuck You, and Irish: Deborah Irish Cornaire 2Conversation Starter 6 hrs Here is George Clooney's response after Trump accused him of being a "Hollywood elite." "Here's the thing: I grew up in Kentucky. I sold insurance door-to-door. I sold ladies' shoes. I worked at an all-night liquor store. I would buy suits that were too big and too long and cut the bottom of the pants off to make ties so l'd have a tie to go on job interviews. I grew up understanding what it was like to not have health insurance for eight years. So this idea that I'm somehow the "Hollywood elite" and this guy who takes a shit in a gold toilet is somehow the man of the people is laughable. People in Hollywood, for the most part, are people from the Midwest who moved to Hollywood to have a career. So this idea of "coastal elites" living in a bubble is ridiculous. Who lives in a bigger bubble? He lives in a gold tower and has twelve people in his company. He doesn't run a corporation of hundreds of thousands of people he employs and takes care of. He ran a company of twelve people! When you direct a film you have seven different unions all wanting different things, you have to find consensus with all of them, and you have to get them moving in the same direction. He's never had to do any of that kind of stuff. I just look at it and I laugh when I see him say "Hollywood elite." Hollywood elite? I don't have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Donald Trump has a star on Hollywood Boulevard! Fuck you!" - George Clooney actor, philanthropist, humanitarian & activist macgregorsiolalpin: Most so-called Hollywood Elites didn’t have their daddy’s giving them millions of dollars every year.
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America, Ignorant, and Love: Do immigrant cages come with bootstra... @BravenakBlog Please stop saying things like, "This is not the America I know!" when you see Trump locking refugees in cages Yes it is. Trail of Tears Slavery Chinese Exclusion Acts Japanese Internment Segregation Welcome to the America that non-white people have known for centuries. Anyone who says “Make America Great Again” should be placed on a list for possibly being a racist. Because 90% of them are closet racist! Every person i have met who stands with trump comes off with this HUGE ignorant racist mentality. And YES, you can still be racist and uneducated if you are not White supporting Trump. - For all my Awake followers what we are seeing today is the Elites “divide and conquer” agenda being carried out in full suite. They knew by having a Black President followed up by a ARROGANT PRIVILEGED man there would be a huge conflict. This is why I say president’s are not elected they are selected. The entire system is created to oppress and manipulate you. - The sad thing is this what this country has been doing to all of the countries in the middle east. Dropping millions of bombs and invading countless countries we have tore apart more families then we can in fathom. AND this is exactly what is taking place in Israel every single day under the LARGEST military occupation ever. Israel and Trump and the Elites are all apart of the same agenda to distract, divide, misinform and to create hate for all the wrong reasons. - The only reason why this is happening now is because of the revolution taking place. We must continue sharing information and compassion for ALL. The elites know that they are being exposed and that the only way for them to exist is to push back harder. But no matter how much they push back our message of love, compassion, empathy and a more sustainable way of living will always remain. - We are anonymous We are legion We do not forget We do not forgive Expect us. standup911 bethechange fuckthesystem
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America, Dank, and Fail: Fig. 1: Capitalism explained by Capitalists Fig, 2: Socialism explained by Socialists Demand Supply Equilibrium Value (relative to inflation, btw) Tax Compensation (Businesses and Rich don't pay taxes they tag them to the prices) +Labor Costs This system will evenutally eliminate the poor and rich Higher Value EquilibriumValue and create one big "working Pensions class," free to reap the whole Value fruits of their labor and those least fortunate members of society will be assisted Price (Higher than equilibrium, as result of costs) Is the price too high for a particular consumer? (Y/N) Equilibrium Value Cost- Fail Equilibrium Value > Cost Win Social Bureacracy Potential sales lost: Potential Capital lost Potential Job Growth lost MiddlePrograms Class $Sale $ Regulation Sales Profit Profits Profit - Shares - Executive Income The employed get money to spend in the market, in turn not only funding other workers via trade, but the businesses who employ more workers; the result is a self-sufficient economy without recourse to government (taxes and labor costs would reduce in the absence of intervention, lowering prices and improving the number of sales.) Capital - Marketing - Research and Development nsion laxes Job Growth All in all, the businessman and shareholders get rich, con- sumers get what they want, workers get their cut, and the poor find jobs Woot Fig. 3: Socialism explained by Capitalists Fig. 4: Capitalism explained by Socialists 19 2 This sytem wil evernutalty ellminato tho poor and rich1. The aim of socialism is to bring the lower and croato one big "workin classes into the middle class and dissolve the class, free to reap the whole PoorPensions u e ubos and oeupper classes; what is not realized here is the east fortunate members of existance of a centralized bureaucracy would only sockety w5 isedset up a new upper class of "bureaucratic elites Socia MiddleProgram Bureacracy privileging themselves with the primary hold on capital and resources as they monopolize distribu- tion; this solution to "class warfare" defeats itself 2. While some individuals are truly disadvantaged and in need of help, automatically labeling the poor as "in need" is a sure way to keep them so. Not only is the welfare system flawed in acting as a "free lunch" to the unwilling, but also a trap, waiting to backfire as soon as individuals standard of living raises to a point where they no longer qualify for aid, but will not maintain a good standard of living for some time until they are independant RichLabor Taxes 4 . The services provided by bureaucracy are poor and make for a tax more expensive than any bill or pricetag on the narket; they are poor for the same reason a diabetic has more incentive to excercise than a perfectly fit individual here's always the threat of health, metaphorically job security. Also, they are more expensive due to added-on ureaucratic costs (paperwork, wages, etc.) and the cost for the actual services themselves, even more so for high- end service. 4. By putting the tax burden on the rich and business, one is sure to hamper industry; every cent of a rofit taxed is a cent lost to being able to provide more jobs, better goods and services, and a better working facility This is to assume that the bureaucracy won't own and manage the workplaces, in which the threat of failure and rofit loss would not factor in decision-making for the company's (worker's) best interests. 5. The fallacy in criticizing he rich as greedy, manipulative, and authoritative is that socialism's alternative, bureaucracy, is in essence no differ nt the problem now is the cronies are working together instead of competing. 6. Like taxation, regulation is a hin- rance to industry; instead of directly cutting into capital, it is a loss of potential gains. While they are good meaning egulations hinder the efficiency and production capabilities of the workplace, only hurting the worker in the end. 7 Soviet Russia, China and North Korea are/were socialist economies; next up, America <p>🅱hit on yourself via /r/dank_meme <a href="http://ift.tt/2eGiP9n">http://ift.tt/2eGiP9n</a></p>

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Christmas, Church, and Future: 0 ,11 22%_ 7:20 PM <- Putin: The 'New World Orde.... Q American Bikers United against Jihad - ABUAJ 14 hrs Vladimir Putin has used his annual Christmas press conference to accuse Western liberal elite:s of abandoning the traditional values that made their countries great. Instead of building a future based on solid Christian values, Western elites have created a culture of "excessive, exaggerated political correctness" that is so destructive it will lead to the downfall of Western civilization if it is not arrested Putin: The 'New World Order' Is Normalizing Pedophilia In The West paranormalium.org Write a comment. <p><a href="http://type-one-conservative.tumblr.com/post/155267057134/admiralchimpspoliticalthoughts" class="tumblr_blog">type-one-conservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://forkithandkin.tumblr.com/post/155266930865/conservativecathy444-israel-official" class="tumblr_blog">forkithandkin</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://admiralchimpspoliticalthoughts.tumblr.com/post/155266808424/israel-official-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">admiralchimpspoliticalthoughts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/155222694577/israel-official-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://israel-official.tumblr.com/post/155217136351/zog-agent-trad-harley-gangs-will-be-the-first-to" class="tumblr_blog">israel-official</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/155188506497/zog-agent-trad-harley-gangs-will-be-the-first-to" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://zog-agent.tumblr.com/post/155093127972/trad-harley-gangs-will-be-the-first-to-achieve" class="tumblr_blog">zog-agent</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Trad Harley gangs will be the first to achieve dominance and prosperity in the Mad Max Satya Yuga</p></blockquote> <p>since when has Christian values been something the Russian government has supported??<br/></p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="434" data-orig-width="650"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/50aaf0d7fd66f447b024f03024d9c030/tumblr_inline_oj2dpwIpoq1soprhf_540.png" data-orig-height="434" data-orig-width="650"/></figure><p>Have you ever heard of the Eastern Orthodox church?</p> <p>(That’s Putin in the suit, if you can’t tell)</p> </blockquote> <p>sorry - I have - but I grew up with the USSR and they were never big on religion and Putin comes from that crowd so I am having difficulty believing - I do know they allow religion there now but I find it difficult to associate with Putin.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Putin is KGB.  They don’t let believers in to the KGB. <br/></p> <p>He may be for Russians and Russian-ness, and that is deeply tied to Russian Orthodoxy.  So he is for the Russian Orthodox church.  But he doesn’t believe in Christianity.  <br/></p> <p>He may be a churchman, but he is no believer.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>After a car accident I think he’s become more religious though. His mother was a very devout orthodox Christian.</p> </blockquote> <p>That’s kind of what I was thinking. If Putin is in any way religious, it was probably something that came about relatively recently.</p></blockquote> <p>He&rsquo;s a baptized Orthodox Christian, now whether or not he&rsquo;s a practicing Christian is up for debate.</p>

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Apparently, Bad, and Crazy: NOT HELPING LET'S GIVE TRUMP A CHANCE TO WELL... MAYBE THIS FROM THE TYRANNYNEEDED TO HAPPEN. WE'VE BEEN FREED OF THE ELITES! 2 SUCCEED. DoN'T WORRY, HE'S SECRETLY A LIBERAL. I'M SICK OF HEARINGALL THAT CRAZy TALkK ABOUT TRUMP THE 6 3 WAS JUST A RUSE TO GET ELECTED. 3 BOGEYMAN I'm so SCARED! TSK! TSK! THESE PROTESTERS ARE So INTOLERANT! WHO KNOwS? LET THE 2 HE MICT DHELING BEGIN! SOME GoOD! <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/153262364374/takashi0-princess-has-a-pen-jay-sherman" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://takashi0.tumblr.com/post/153262218012">takashi0</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://princess-has-a-pen.tumblr.com/post/153239840371">princess-has-a-pen</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jay-sherman.tumblr.com/post/153233305948">jay-sherman</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thenib.tumblr.com/post/153224371411">thenib</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><b><a href="https://thenib.com/these-people-are-not-helping-right-now">From Jen Sorensen.</a></b></p> </blockquote> <p>Apparently trying to hope for the best is the wrong thing to do.</p> </blockquote> <p>Apparently getting sick of hearing about Trump is the wrong thing to do.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="360" data-orig-width="300" data-tumblr-attribution="persephone-garnata:NUOeNPH6aAHXh6f5vsbXvA:ZMc5Pl29o_2Yr" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/81963f91685a9d15a54259867c9fa4ee/tumblr_oavxe8DvSZ1u9mp86o1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cb6927ee4793181ed41dbc96cfad81ed/tumblr_inline_ogr1876hIq1rw09tq_500.gif" data-orig-height="360" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/81963f91685a9d15a54259867c9fa4ee/tumblr_oavxe8DvSZ1u9mp86o1_400.gif"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Trying to make the best of a bad situation?</p> <p>Standing back, calming down and realizing maybe it won’t be the end of the world?</p> <p>Educating yourself on how the government actually functions and all the millions of ways Presidents can’t just do whatever they want whenever they want?</p> <p>Questioning the same media that gave Trump the attention that gave him the presidency in the first place despite anyone with half a brain knowing what a horrible idea that was?</p> <p>Actually bothering to figure out WHY people might’ve voted for him and engaging in reasonable dialogue instead of just assuming that the working class who voted for him are nothing but backwards cousinfucking racists so that you can learn what happened and make sure it doesn’t happen again?</p> <p>Nah man, fuck that! Let’s spread panic and chaos everywhere! Let’s riot and break everything in our cities even though pretty much everyone there voted Clinton! Let’s Buy a brand of shoes and then burn them and conveniently ignore that they already have our money! Let’s blame the third party voters even though they would’ve made no difference if they voted Hilary and most of them would’ve never voted for her anyway! Let’s make the mentally unstable LGBT kids wanna kill themselves with our constant fearmongering and then use them as our own personal martyrs because that’s not disgusting at all!</p> <p><b>LET’S DO <i>LITERALLY ANYTHING</i> EXCEPT ACT LIKE ADULTS AND BE REASONABLE! OPTIMISM IS FOR BIGOTS! I WANNA BE CONSTANTLY ANGRY ALL THE TIME EVEN IF IT SOLVES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! </b></p> </blockquote> <p>“No, stop being reasonable <i><b>and let me destroy your property and beat you up!”</b></i></p> <p>That’s about all I got out of this comic.<br/></p> </blockquote>
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Alive, Anaconda, and Community: ORDER HEREORDER HERE edens-blog: inner-fish: leftist-daily-reminders:leftist-daily-reminders:winterayars:leftist-daily-reminders:randomrants-obdm:Never gets an order wrong, takes breaks, gets lazy, comes in late, ‘forgets’ to wash hands after restroom, gets frustrated, or gets paidOf course ancaps just view human labor as a cost to be minimized and a tool for the accumulation of capital. Of course the implication here is “beg for scraps from the capitalists or starve”. Under more ideal conditions, where the means of production wasn’t hoarded by elites and managed in top-down fashion, machines replacing menial jobs would be precisely what we want – that means shorter hours and more leisure time. Under the current system, people need to find any job (no matter how necessary) and earn wages in order to subsist, so of course we’ve been conditioned to view machines replacing labor as a threat. But why should it be? If so many jobs aren’t necessary because they don’t, well, build and maintain the necessities of society (and only serve the interests of capital and bureaucracy), and so many other jobs aren’t necessary because they can be replaced by machines, WHY do we put up with this bullshit?? If everyone divvied up the necessary jobs in a democratic post-capitalist society, they could be eased by tech and the shifts could be reduced to fractions of what they are now. Capitalism will not be able to cope with the automation it sets into motion. Socialism is nigh.Capitalism will not be able to cope with automation. A lot of current theories about labor, capital, and the like will not be able to cope with a world where 1 person’s labor can provide a reasonable life for 100.Exactly. A central capitalist contradiction will make itself known in the next couple decades: if businesses are going to want to compete, they’ll need to automate, which in turn means laying off workers by the millions; the unemployed masses will not be able to buy the products that the capitalists sell, and at some time then a tipping point will be reached where the only jobs presented to people will be building and maintaining the machines (of course a bit of an exaggeration, but it’ll still likely be close to the reality). Universal basic income proposals will crop up, and the elite will see it as an opportunity to keep capitalism alive and kicking. (In other words, UBIs in this context are meant to maintain capitalism’s tiered ownership over the means of production, land, and resources, but with redistributive taxation to provide a livable floor for people, all to mitigate revolutionary upheaval in the end.) Of course socialists would rather just ditch this convoluted process of UBIs and taxation as a sophisticated feeding tube for capitalism – just turn the economy over to the people for democratic/for-need management and utilize all that automation for the collective good. That means people benefitting en masse, thus shorter shifts, thus more time for leisure and creative self-actualization and socializing. In that potential post-capitalist democracy, in the many scenarios where one person’s labor could provide a reasonable life for a hundred, you just need to divvy up those jobs so that any burden that exists can be eased, alongside a community of people having daily shifts of, say, 2 to 4 hours (and even that’s very likely a conservative estimate). Technology and democratic management of the collective capacities have the potential to liberate people from so much toil, if only we were to think outside of the myopic box of mainstream political discourse presented to us by OP. This isn’t about minimum wages – this is about demanding a world that works for human beings by default, not only when it’s convenient for the gears of capital. This isn’t about “the people need more jobs” – we ultimately need less jobs, with a focus on the necessary ones divvied up among populations and the economy from there focused on literally meeting societal needs, all so that people can spend most of their lives pursuing their interests and building connections. The creation of art, culture, inventions, and entertainment would arise from self-actualized individuals who create because they want to or because they see value in enriching the lives of others. We can do so, so much better than the bland status quo discourse that insists we must choose between smaller scraps and machines stealing our ability to access resources. The scraps were made by us, as was the whole feast, and they only find their way down to us because a superfluous owner class accrues the majority of the feast based on their unnecessary top-down ownership; the machines should be creating a world where it’s easier for us to access resources, not representing the opposite as a threat to us.I just want to remind everybody that OP is an ancap and that this is the disgusting view capitalism-apologists have of workers in the service industry. These machines are perfect for people who are mute, deaf, have anxiety, can’t read, or can’t speak English. This post is stupid and these machines are great.
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Friends, Funny, and Jimmy Fallon: #FALLO NTONIGHT THE LEGOLAND HOTEL OPENED IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA LAST WEEK, AND FEATURES OVER TWO MILLION LEGO BRICKS.IT'S PRETTY COOL IN FACT, PEOPLE WHO'VE STAYED THERE ARE ALREADY LEAVING YELP REVIEWS. Find tacos, cheap dinner, Max's Near Home About Me Write a Review Find Friends Messages Talk Events Legoland Resort Hotel Search reviews Yelp Sort Date Rating Elites I woke up with excruciating neck pain because my pillovw is literally made out of hard plastic nubs. Who thought this was a good idea? Was this review ...? Useful 1 e Funny 1 Cool Find tacos, cheap dinner, Max's Near Home About Me Write a Review Find Friends Messages Talk Events Legoland Resort Hotel Search reviews Yelp Sort Date Rating Elites tried to do a cannonball into the hotel swimming pool and broke both of my legs LE Was this review ..? Useful 1 Funny 1 Cool Near yelpFind tacos, cheap diner, Maw Home About Me Write a Review Find Friends Messages Talk Events Legoland Resort Hotel Search reviews Yelp Sort Date Rating Elites Wanted to get a massage in the hotel spa, but the masseuse had those weird Lego hands shaped like the letter "C." No thanks. Was this review...? Useful 1 Funny 1 非Cool Find tacos, cheap dinner, Max's Near a, Home About Me Write a Review Find Friends Messages Talk Events Legoland Resort Hotel Search reviews Yelp Sort Date Rating Elites 10 I just stayed at the Duplo hotel down the street. It's much bigger and easier to get into. Was this review ...? Useful 1 e Funny 1 Cool <p><b>- Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue; May 18, 2015</b></p><p><b>[ <a href="http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/segments/128991" target="_blank">Part 1</a> / <a href="http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/segments/128996" target="_blank">Part 2</a> ]</b></p>

- Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue; May 18, 2015[ Part 1 / Part 2 ]

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