Friday, July 6, 2012

Things to Know - 6 July

Rob Rogers
1.  This article is intended to let you know that we are made to feel that the FDA or someone or some laws are out there working for us.  Big Pharma get fined for peddling their medicines in improper ways that either deceive or harm the public.  The fines look large, compared to our own personal finance.   However, in my opinion (am I getting to be an op-ed guy now?), this is nothing more than the cost of doing business for these companies.  Without going into deeper into this, Big Pharma should be subjected to the same system of justice that the average thief on the streets should get - jail time.   CEOs or governing boards should do the perp walk on TV and sit in the cooler for a few months, plus the fine.   However, that may just be video-candy for prime time TV news, while maybe suspending an FDA license to manufacture or sell would really get their attention. Big fines only mean that Big Pharma will just jack up prices to ensure and continue obscene profits:

2.  Having had some thoughts about the Supreme Court, decisions, issues, and the interpretations of "our founding fathers", I think this is a good time to think about the efficacy of our Constitution.  What would you do to improve it?:

This is all for today.  Even though I said that there was going to be nothing for Friday, .......I realize that withdrawal is hard.   Going to a USS Iowa banquet tonight at the Los Angeles Harbor.

""In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right." 
       -- Ellen Goodman
"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." 
       -- Mark Twain
"I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave." 
       -- E. M. Forster
"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad." 
       -- Salvador Dali
"Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them."
       -- Lawrence J. Peter

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