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Posted: Apr 26, 2014 - 7:38pm

Bangladeshi factory collapse survivor: 'Do Americans want us to die?' | Al Jazeera America
(...) A few hours later, the roof collapsed onto the building, and Khanam was trapped under a machine for 12 hours.

“When I was crushed, I was terrified,” she said. “I didn’t think I was going to live anymore.”

The petite 20-year-old began working in the garment industry when she was 14. Seven days a week, 120 hours a week and for $125 per month, Khanam sewed loops onto pants – the loops many of us likely pull our belts through every day.

Khanam now has a head injury, a chest injury and hip injury. Once the breadwinner in her family, she can no longer work.

“If my mom didn’t work, then we wouldn’t be able to get by at all,” she explained. “My brothers and sisters can’t go to school anymore. We can’t buy as much food as we used to.”

More than 1,200 people died and more than 2,500 were injured in the collapse. (...)


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Posted: Mar 14, 2014 - 10:19am

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Medicine is just for those who can afford it
Why don't pharmaceutical companies develop drugs for the poor?
 
 

Now this is the type of thing that needs to be addressed in healthcare reform.  As long as healthcare cost are astronomical, it doesn't even matter who is covered by what, the premiums or bill for subsidies are going to always be outrageous.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2014 - 9:33am

Medicine is just for those who can afford it
Why don't pharmaceutical companies develop drugs for the poor?

Medicine is expensive, sure, but have you ever asked yourself why? The pharmaceutical industry will have you believe that without high prices, we don't get new drugs. The reality is, with high prices we don't always get new drugs we need either. If a new drug is developed and nobody can afford it, where is the benefit from it?

Limiting access to the products of pharmaceutical innovation is nothing new to me. I've seen it for the last 15 years as a doctor with Medecins Sans Frontieres. In one of my first field missions in Uganda, I watched young children with malaria die because the best treatment to give them - artemisinin - was not available and I was forced to use less effective drugs. It was tragic to witness.

I was outraged at remarks made in December, but widely reported only in late January, by the CEO of German pharmaceutical company Bayer, on one of the company's cancer drugs. CEO Marijn Dekkers said that Bayer "didn't develop this product for the Indian market; we developed it for Western patients who could afford it." I was shocked at his candour: Dekkers' comments sum up everything that is wrong with the pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) industry today.

As it currently stands, patents create long monopolies, which allow pharmaceutical companies to charge the maximum price they can without fear of competition. Patients and health providers are put in a near-impossible predicament: Either they pay the market rate, or they wait until the maximum profits have been squeezed out of a drug and its patent expires. Waiting in many cases means dying.

The current system also means some drugs just don't get developed at all; there are some diseases for which there have been no new drugs developed for half a century or more. It's because - while the need is there - these drugs just aren't profitable for the pharmaceutical companies to do research on them. (...)


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Posted: Mar 4, 2014 - 9:16am

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Posted: Feb 20, 2014 - 8:21pm


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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 4:30pm

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Journalism Fail: All the Sources in Stealth Jet Story Are PAID to Praise the Plane
The only people ‘60 Minutes’ bothered to ask about a HUGE government program are—wait for it—government employees

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 4:27pm

Journalism Fail: All the Sources in Stealth Jet Story Are PAID to Praise the Plane
The only people ‘60 Minutes’ bothered to ask about a HUGE government program are—wait for it—government employees
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 11:50am

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There are other meanings of fyt. {#Mrgreen}

 

Flaming Youth Tutorial?
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 11:35am

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There are other meanings of fyt. {#Mrgreen}

 
Fine Young Tannables. I loved that band.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 9:17am

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I thought you would've written "CYFC"  (changed your font color)

 
You're right, but I was doing it on the cheap.

Aye, we all get what we pay for  ... {#Wink}
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 9:09am

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My bad.  Shouda used fyf ... fixed your font ...

but I made my point.  Carry on.

 
I thought you would've written "CYFC"  (changed your font color)
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 8:27am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

fyt: Fixed Your Typo. I got that you were attacking the messenger by making the type green, but fyt (to me) means you've creatively edited the post to add some wry humor. I couldn't find any edits. That is all.

 
My bad.  Shouda used fyf ... fixed your font ...

but I made my point.  Carry on.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 7:27am

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There are other meanings of fyt. {#Mrgreen}

 
...as well. Also.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 7:25am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
fyt: Fixed Your Typo. I got that you were attacking the messenger by making the type green, but fyt (to me) means you've creatively edited the post to add some wry humor. I couldn't find any edits. That is all.
 
There are other meanings of fyt. {#Mrgreen}
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 7:21am

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Just my opinion.  Was it offensive to you ?

 
fyt: Fixed Your Typo. I got that you were attacking the messenger by making the type green, but fyt (to me) means you've creatively edited the post to add some wry humor. I couldn't find any edits. That is all.


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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 7:00am

Somebody apparently doesn't understand the concept of Content Curation.
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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 - 6:22pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

wtf

 
Just my opinion.  Was it offensive to you ?

seems to be endless / relentless cutting and pasting with little or no comment, not unlike another who did much the same.  Maybe more diverse in subject matter and with respectful font, but endless.

and this thread seemed to present the opportunity to point out an irony.  Business as usual indeed.  Much of it pointless.

Maybe I should have responded with this, but it would be shot down as a rightwing political reaction, and then it could be interpreted as if I was defending the program in his post that he was illustrating.  Which would not be the case.

When all one does is cut and paste, it has to be assumed at some point the poster believes in and agrees with what they are pasting.  And that is because there is no accompanying comments, almost exclusively.  So I will put up my c / p response to his c / p.  But remember, I am not defending the program, I have to assume he is attacking, because he says nothing.




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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 - 9:29am

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fyt

 
wtf
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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 - 9:24am

 RichardPrins wrote:
(...)

The F-35, given the amount of money thrown at it, doubtless has some improvements over planes such as the F-15 and F-18. But at a price tag of at least $400 billion to purchase the F-35, and $1.45 trillion over the life of the program to operate and maintain them, it has simply become far too prohibitive for the United State to afford, especially in a climate of fiscal austerity.

 

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