Beat Big Pharma with a little research

Americans, especially seniors, are taking more prescription medications than ever. And thanks to FDA guidelines, U.S. pharmaceutical companies are cashing in by hiking prices.

The most recent unexplained pharmaceutical price hike to garner national media attention is that of EpiPen, the injectors that can save the lives of Americans suffering severe allergic reactions. The drug delivery system, once available in a pack of two for $100, has skyrocketed to a price of $600.

And here’s the rub. The true cost of the most common dosage of the life-saving hormone epinephrine delivered by EpiPen is only about $2.

Mylan, the company that makes the EpiPen also quietly jacked up the price of several other medications.

“Mylan has raised the prices more than 20 percent on 24 products, and more than 100 percent on seven products,” Wells Fargo senior analyst David Maris wrote in a report in June.

How to get a real discount shave

Over the years the major players in the razor market have added blades, redesigned handles and created all manner of bells and whistles as they’ve battled over market share. And while they’ve added blades – first two, then three, then four, then five — and lubricants, they’ve also added to the cost.

Replacement blade sets now run $4 each or more. This has prompted discount players like Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s to get into the market. They’ve made shaving a little less expensive. But what they haven’t done is improve on the shave beyond what my old stand-by safety razor can deliver.

I dabbled with the multi-bladed razors over the years, but I always went back to my old Gillette safety razor. You old timers probably got one while you were in the service. They were standard issue.

The nexus of radical Islam and Black Lives Matter

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wasn’t too far off the mark earlier this month when he said President Barack Obama is the founder of ISIS and that Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are the most valuable players of ISIS.

The Obama doctrine has allowed ISIS to flourish, while at home, black supremacists are building armed resistance through Black Lives Matter. Clearly, Obama has neglected the military on the one hand and laid the blame for societal ills at white institutions on the other. Worst of all, Clinton shows signs she will be a loyal Obama disciple.

Already Obama and Clinton have twisted Michael Corleone’s words from The Godfather — Part II. Often credited to Sun Tzu or Machiavelli — it is Corleone who says, “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.” The Obama doctrine is: be kind to your friends but even kinder to your enemies.

Black lawmakers accuse Trump supporters of being white supremacists

Doubling down on the liberal narrative that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is a racist, members of the Congressional Black Caucus say he is openly courting white supremacist voters.

The accusations come as the Trump campaign works to reach out to minority voters the Democrats see as vital to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s electoral success.

In recent weeks, Trump has made several direct appeals to minority voters to leave the Democratic Party, which he credits with turning the nation’s inner cities into “war zones.”

Of course, Trump isn’t the only person to have made this argument in recent history.

Back in 2014, a group of black activists implored minority voters to revolt against the true oppressors in America’s inner-cities: Black leaders.

Of course, these arguments— just like those Trump is currently making— don’t sit well with the black leaders being accused of who’ve failed their constituents so miserably.

Gun grabbers’ next target: Gun-owning seniors

A professor at Johns Hopkins University s urging lawmakers to consider creating new gun laws which require American senior citizens to take competency tests to prove that they are stable enough to own firearms.

According to Shannon Frattaroli, PhD., the new requirements are necessary due to rising dementia and suicide rates among older adults.

“So much of the dialogue around guns in this country has been around crime, and lately, mass shootings. And the older population is not part of that. But when you look at the suicide issue, it’s impossible to ignore older Americans,” the professor told New America. “With that in mind, any conversation about guns has to include a conversation [about] gun ownership among older adults. There’s definitely more to be done on that issue in the United States.”

The academic also said older adults should consider weighing the risks against the benefits of gun ownership.

Hillary’s ‘fire sale’ on White House access

Former President Bill Clinton announced that the Clinton Foundation will stop accepting donation from foreign billionaires only after Hillary is elected president. And there couldn’t be a better advertisement for the couple’s last chance blowout on White House access.

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said the Clinton’s should shut off the donations now rather than conducting what amounts to a “fire sale” to the Clinton White House.

“I mean they’re having a fire sale at the Clinton Foundation for White House access,” he told the Hugh Hewitt Show. “So all of those oligarchs all around the world are worried about fulfilling their life’s work of eradicating disease and poverty need to get their money in now.”

Cotton added: “They said they will if she wins. But that’s really just an alarm bell for all those people to send in their money right now if they want to buy access in a future Clinton White House.”

Globalism is a barbaric relic — voluntary tribalism is the future

I have been writing rather extensively about the ideology of globalism in recent months, primarily because the battle lines between sovereignty and global centralization have never been more defined than they are in 2016.  In the past, globalists have often hidden the true motives of their cult; namely the goal of erasing national borders and all remaining vestiges of self governance.  Normally, they would only pronounce the great advantages of globalization while dancing around the fact that millions of people will not accept it.  Today, however, the globalists have come out in direct confrontation with supporters of sovereignty.

After the Brexit referendum, a new tone appears to have been set.  The elites have now entered the mainstream media to state in essence that yes, they are globalists, they want total centralization and they are here to fight a philosophical and/or physical battle with those they call “populists” (also known as conservatives and sovereigns).