Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Midnight Meme Of The Day!


by Noah

Martin Shkreli we hardly knew ye! Shkreli, if your memory needs to be refreshed, is a former hedge fund manager and CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who's biggest claim to infamy is that he raised the price of a live-saving drug (Daraprim) from $13 per pill to $750 per pill, or, in this case $75,0000 for a full course of treatment. What a guy, eh? Well, consider that he is not atypical when it comes to the CEOs of American Pharmaceutical companies. He just pushed the envelope a little bit more than most people in his profession would do, at least all in one instant move. The man just had no subtlety. Most in his position would have raised the price of the medication incrementally. But, at age 34, Shkreli was just too arrogant and full of himself. The great irony in this story is that Daraprim is an anti-parasitical drug.

Martin Shkreli is now going to prison. Unfortunately, he did not get the sentence a person like him deserves but that's our "justice" system for ya. He got the news last week that he would be locked away for a mere 7 years and have to pay out over $7 Million in fines. No hard labor. No beatings, yet.

Shkreli's "worth," if you can use the word 'worth' in relation with him, is listed as $27 Million. At least, for once, that kind of money couldn't save a scumbag perp from doing time. I'll take that as a measure of how despicable he is, maybe in a karma way, but, in reality, he went down for securities fraud. That's the punch line. He isn't being punished for his psychotic determination that people will die while he and his Big Pharma company would make a ton of money in one sweet profit soaring move. Shkeli got his comeuppance for taking advantage of his fellow corporate Richie Rich types. In our "justice" system, a CEO taking actions that unnecessarily kill people is fine, but bilking the rich? Well, you go to jail for crimes against the corporatocracy!

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At 1:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as the parasites stick to stiffing the little guy, they are lauded as great men of business. But when they practice similar activities against those who can buy "Just-Us", they get put away. This is the only reason Bernie Madoff is in prison. Just how many other criminals walk to their limos free as birds who should otherwise be caged?

At 6:29 AM, Anonymous Hone said...

Mueller had better come through in nailing Trump's crimes. It is our justice system versus ruination of democracy. Mueller has shown that some standards still exist. In Trump's case, that had better be the case.

At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hone, let me remind you of what Mueller's history is.
He is a republican.
He was head of the FBI from 2001 until 2013.
During that time he prosecuted nobody for torture, which has been illegal since the Vienna accords were ratified 60 years ago.
During that time he prosecuted nobody for interstate bank fraud in spite of the fact that "60 Minutes" literally proved that thousands of crimes were committed just in florida by robo-signers in other states.

But retain your optimism. I'm sure THIS time he'll do his fucking job.

At 6:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am gradually coming to the conclusion that Mueller's job is to ensure that NO indictments ever do get issued. There has been far too much trial-by-media-leak and not enough progress with the major participants. Only the little guys will go down, and they will be compensated for their sacrifice.

Please prove me wrong, Mr. Mueller.


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