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The Normalization of Corruption—Big Pharma Takes “Tobacco Tactics” to a New Level

From childrenshealthdefense.org

The 21st century organized crime lords—the pharmaceutical industry—archetypal la cosa nostra mafia-like cartels, have risen to unprecedented dominion over humanity. These renegade modern-day, too-big-to-fail outlaws have mastered and expanded the industry corruption playbook to levels that make the tobacco industry seem relatively tame and honest in comparison. Big Pharma has methodically choreographed a stealthy take-over of our most fundamental democratic institutions necessary to maintain industry in check: the regulatory institutions, the legislatures, politicians, free press/media, academia and objective science.

Big Pharma today not only influences legislation for drugs, but the vaccine producers are also guaranteed a self-serving, automatically-captured consumer market in the form of 74 million children to whom the government mandates their limited-liability vaccine products in unprecedented numbers.

Following the money

Americans spend the highest amount on health care in the world at $3.65 trillion, which represents 18% of the GDP. Big Pharma today not only influences legislation for drugs, but the vaccine producers are also guaranteed a self-serving, automatically-captured consumer market in the form of 74 million children to whom the government mandates their limited-liability vaccine products in unprecedented numbers. Today’s bloated childhood vaccine schedule is a direct result of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA), a law passed by congress at the time, to keep the vaccine producers from going bankrupt from lawsuits brought forth by families with vaccine-injured children. This law, in effect, unfastened the free-market incentives to make safe products from the vaccine producers, unleashing increasingly more and more inadequately tested and monitored products on to the market.

The pharmaceutical industry spends a combined $26 billion annually to influence doctors to sell their drugs and to entice consumers to purchase their drugs. Pharma strikes a one-two knockout punch in drug sales by investing an average of $6 billion annually in direct to consumer advertisement, followed by an even larger $20 billion investment to persuade doctors to sell their drugs to consumers who are herded to their offices to obtain the direct to consumer (DTC) advertised drugs.

Financial incentives and conflicts abound in pediatrics as well. Major streams of income come from “wellness” visits, a euphemism for infants and children being brought into the pediatrician’s office, in order to receive the closely followed CDC mandated childhood vaccine schedule. In addition to the steady foot traffic generated by the vaccine schedule, pediatricians are rewarded financial incentives per fully vaccinated child in their practice by insurance companies.

… drug companies and allied advocates have an army of lobbyists in all 50 states and have spent more than $880 million on lobbying and political contributions at the state and federal level over the past decade.

Neutering the regulatory bodies

Equally disturbing, pharma has strategically and systematically neutered regulatory bodies such as the CDC and FDA, through a constant cross-pollination of industry and government heads. This revolving door has expressly created ever deeper conflicts of interest and blurred lines of duty. For example, Julie Gerberding, the former director of the CDC (2002-2009), joined Merck in January 2010 as the president of Merck’s vaccines department. In fact, this revolving door appears to be quite a prevalent phenomenon. Dr. Presad, an oncologist from Oregon Health and Science University discovered: “a quarter of the Food and Drug Administration employees who approved cancer and hematology drugs from 2001 through 2010 left the agency and now work or consult for pharmaceutical companies”.

In addition, the Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity, show drug companies and allied advocates have an army of lobbyists in all 50 states and have spent more than $880 million on lobbying and political contributions at the state and federal level over the past decade. The opioid lobby, for example, contributed to 7,100 candidates for state level offices.

These unorthodox, forged relationships, all together, serve as a secure and impervious interconnected web for pharma to wield more influence and power as it creates an ever more captive audience for its products.

Extended reach

Pharma’s reach also extends into media and science garnered through strategic financial entanglements.  The U.S. and New Zealand are two of the only countries that permit drug makers to advertise their products directly to consumers, a practice that is illegal or frowned upon in the rest of the globe. As previously discussed a large portion of the revenue for the mainstream media, (up to 70%) in the U.S. comes from pharmaceutical advertisement: “Just considering television, 187 commercials for about 70 prescription medications have collectively aired almost half a million times since the start of 2018, and to do that, drug companies shelled out $2.8 billion”.

Lastly, most of the clinical safety trials performed on vaccines and drugs is performed by institutionalized scientists who are on the industry payroll, and the FDA is increasingly approving and fast-tracking drugs despite dangerous or inconclusive evidence that they are either safe or effective. These unorthodox, forged relationships, all together, serve as a secure and impervious interconnected web for pharma to wield more influence and power as it creates an ever more captive audience for its products. This behemoth power’s next move is the fierce state-by-state push to remove exemptions and the basic human right to informed consent. The last barrier to pharma’s complete unadulterated power is removing human autonomy and the ability to decide for one’s self and family what medical interventions are beneficial and which ones may be rife with potential risk and little benefit.  Any rudimentary perusal of the main vaccine makers’ track record, Merck, GSK, Pfizer and Sanofi (The BIG 4), will illuminate a sordid history of criminal behavior with $billions paid for fines, otherwise known “as the cost of doing business”.

SOURCE:

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How Pharma Sabotaged the Drug Enforcement Agency and Caused Hundreds of Thousands of Deaths

Story at-a-glance

  • The Manchester, New Hampshire, fire department responds to more calls for drug overdoses than fires these days. In 2015, 33,091 Americans died from an opioid-related overdose; 15,281 were by prescription
  • In a recent episode of 60 Minutes, DEA whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi lays the blame for the opioid crisis squarely on the shoulders of the drug industry — especially the drug distributors — and Congress
  • Rather than taking proactive steps to curtail the opioid epidemic, industry lobbyists and Congress made it virtually impossible for DEA to take action against the top offenders and promoters of the epidemic by enacting the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016
  • President Trump has reconfirmed his intention to declare opioid addiction a national emergency, thereby securing much-needed funds and policy initiatives to address the burgeoning epidemic
  • As of February 1, 2018, CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain health conditions. By doing so, CVS becomes the first pharmacy chain to restrict doctors’ ability to overprescribe the drugs

By Dr. Mercola

Opioid-related statistics reveal the U.S. has an enormous problem on its hands. Americans use 80 percent of all the opioids sold worldwide.1 In Alabama, which has the highest opioid prescription rate in the U.S., 143 prescriptions are written for every 100 people.2A result of this over-prescription trend is skyrocketing deaths from overdoses.3,4

As recently reported by CNN, the Manchester, New Hampshire, fire department responds to more calls for drug overdoses than fires these days.5 In 2015, 52,404 Americans died from drug overdoses; 33,091 of them involved an opioid and nearly one-third of them, 15,281, were by prescription.6,7,8

The following graph by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows the progressive incline in overdose deaths related to opioid pain relievers between 2002 and 2015.9 This does not include deaths from heroin addiction, which we now know is a common side effect of getting hooked on these powerful prescription narcotics. In all, we’re looking at just over 202,600 deaths in this 13-year time frame alone.10

READ MORE

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/11/01/opioid-overdose-deaths.aspx

The Real Reason for the Syria Attack

They are beating the war drums again. Mainstream is full of it. Check out the Daily Mail with all their images of shiny weapons & machinery.

Published on Apr 14, 2018

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Flu Shot Remains Most Dangerous Vaccine Based on Injuries and Deaths Compensated by Government

  • Flubok: “Safety and effectiveness in children 3 years to less than 18 years of age have not been established.”
  • Flucelvax: “Safety and effectiveness have not been established in children less than 18 years of age.”
  • Fluzone: “Safety and effectiveness in children below the age of 6 months have not been established.”
  • Fluvirin: “The safety and immunogenicity have not been established in children under 4 years of age.”
  • FluLaval: “Safety and effectiveness in children younger than 3 years have not been established.”
  • Afluria: “…not approved for use in children less than 5 years of age.”
  • Fluarix: “…not approved for use in children younger than 3 years.”
  • Fluvirin: “The safety and immunogenicity have not been established in children under 4 years of age.”

by Health Impact News

The Department of Justice issues a report on vaccine injuries and deaths every quarter to the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (Click on “Meeting Book – PDF – 10.8 MB” for September 3rd meeting). There are 211 cases for vaccine injuries and deaths for the period 5/16/2015 through 8/15/2015.

86 of the settlements were listed in this report, giving the name of the vaccines, the injury, and the amount of time the case was pending before settlement. Three of those settlements were for deaths linked to vaccines, with two deaths related to the flu shot, and one death for the HPV shot. 65 of the 86 settlements were for injuries and deaths due to the flu shot, and the majority of flu shot injuries were for Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).

These quarterly reports on vaccine injuries and death settlements from the U.S. vaccine court are seldom, if ever, reported in the mainstream media. We report them here at Health Impact News. Here is the September 3rd, 2015 report:

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https://vaccineimpact.com/2015/flu-shot-remains-most-dangerous-vaccine-based-on-injuries-and-deaths-compensated-by-government/

Big Pharma’s total corruption and control over U.S. lawmakers now being exposed by the global news media

Natural News) Is it possible that mainstream journalists have rediscovered their integrity and desire to tell the truth? Have the increasingly urgent cries of “fake news!” caused some to find and dust off their consciences? It certainly seems that at least some have been less reluctant to do their jobs recently. The New York Times willingness to finally reveal the predatory control Harvey Weinstein maintained over young Hollywood actresses for decades, despite the mainstream media’s stubborn insistence on shielding celebrities in recent years, is one example of how the tide seems to be turning.

And now both The Washington Post and The Guardian – those very middle of the river mainstream news outlets – have written scathing exposes of Big Pharma, specifically related to its shameless feeding of the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Of course, independent media outlets like Natural News have been swimming upstream for years to expose the greed of the pharmaceutical giants. The mainstream media, on the other hand, has maintained a deafening silence. (Related: Big Pharma companies have been systematically suppressing your right to purchase cheaper alternatives from other countries.)

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-30-big-pharmas-total-corruption-and-control-over-u-s-lawmakers-now-being-exposed-by-the-global-news-media.html

Irma & Jose mentioned in new aid Bill HR 3732 (amended in Sept 2017) (this amended post replaces the previous retracted one)

I recently retracted this post to investigate further following comments both here and elsewhere that HR 3732 did not include Irma & Jose in its original wording but was amended on Sep 11th to include provision (increased from $1 million to $25 million) for victims of Hurricanes Irma & Jose. It was signed by the President on Sept 12th. Apologies if my headline misled anybody. I have reworded the post’s headline.

That said, I do not retract my belief that these hurricanes nevertheless are man made or that these two were indeed therefore pre planned.  There is enough evidence of that activity to date. I am simply retracting my headline that was written in misunderstanding of the Congress Bill.

In this post I’m adding DAHBOO77’s video that also questions the Bill & its wording.

You can also view the original video which is cited by  thecontrail.com

The author of that video believes the hurricanes were planned long ago… if you strongly disagree please go to Youtube & comment.

Quote: “Thanks to Farmer Tim for providing absolute proof that Hurricane Irma and Jose were well planned out, even monetized nine full months before the events!
Here is the document source to the PDF
https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr3732/BILLS-115hr3732enr.pdf

READ MORE & SEE VIDEO

http://thecontrail.com/video/proof-false-flag-irma-w-docs-jose-on-the-way-to-nyc-9-23

CIA Whistleblower Risks All To Expose the Shadow Government

If you don’t believe there’s a shadow government in the US (its tentacles in most other countries also with the end game world control via the monetary system & banking – think Rogernomics) you need to watch JFK to 9/11, Everything’s a Rich Man’s Trick. A total expose.
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Published on Aug 23, 2017

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Kevin Shipp was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up. At a very important public awareness event, held by GeoengineerWatch.org in Northern California, on July 28th, 2017, Mr. Shipp presented a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes. The total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny is also fully exposed. The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure. The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny serves as a stellar example to us all.
We desperately need other individuals in government agencies and the US military to follow Kevin’s lead. All of us are essential in the battle to help wake the masses to the truth so that the whistleblowers have the support they need to come forward. If we have any chance of stopping the completely out of control criminal cabal that currently runs our country and much of the world, we must all make our voices heard, we must all join the fight for the greater good.
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12 Days Before ’08 Crash, Congress was Secretly Told to Sell Off Their Stocks

Not surprizing this information given we’ve been told for many years by notable people that economic depressions/recessions are man made. They manipulate boom and bust to fatten their bank accounts. Yet for years we’ve been led to believe they are all due to fluctuations in the market. Not even. Check out our Money Trail / Banking pages for more info on who is controlling the world with the banking industry. In my humble opinion they have much blood on their hands given all the suicides they’re responsible for. Their other arm is the media that is used to suck people in to the whole consumerism trap. Be aware and don’t go there.
EnvirowatchRangitikei

 

From dailyalternative.co.uk

Earlier this month, it was reported that less than two weeks before the economic collapse of 2008, several members of Congress took their money out of the stock market. Many high ranking government employees were given a heads-up about the impending market crash in secret meetings with the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department. Then they used that information to engage in insider trading.

It was revealed that Senator Shelley Capito and her husband sold $350,000 worth of Citigroup stock at $83 per share, just one day before the stock dropped to $64 per share. Another shady trader was Congressman Jim Moran, who had his biggest trading day of the year days after the secret meeting, sellings stock in nearly 100 different companies.

These actions would be illegal for any American in any other circumstance, but members of Congress and high-ranking government officials are actually exempt from insider trading laws.

Years later, a 60 minutes investigation aired on television which highlighted the government’s deep history of insider trading. The investigation sparked outrage, prompting Congress to pass “the STOCK Act” which was said to hold members of the government to the same standards as any American when it came to insider trading.

However, Congress watered down the bill and changed key elements that would hold them accountable, allowing them to return to business as usual, and escape any consequences for their prior crimes.

http://www.dailyalternative.co.uk/12-days-before-08-crash-congress-was-secretly-told-to-sell-off-their-stocks/

TPPA – John Key plans to push ahead with changing NZ’s laws and won’t be waiting to see if the US is going to ratify the agreement

Yesterday in Parliament I asked the Prime Minister if he is planning to change our laws to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), even before it is clear if the US Congress will ratify it.

The Prime Minister said he was going to push ahead with changing our laws and wouldn’t wait to see if the US was going to actually ratify the agreement.

If Congress doesn’t agree to the TPPA, or if the Japanese Parliament doesn’t, the whole deal falls apart. This is because the TPPA requires ratification by countries representing at least 85 percent of the total GDP, and that means the US and Japan have to be on board.

The problem is that it’s far from clear if the US Congress will ever ratify the TPPA in its current form. A majority is currently opposed. Some members are demanding further concessions for the US tobacco industry or the big pharmaceutical companies, which would be bad for New Zealand. While President Obama is supportive, none of the Democratic or Republican front-runners to replace him support the TPPA.

We could find ourselves in a lose-lose situation where we’ve changed our laws to suit the TPPA, but the TPPA itself never comes into force so the tariffs and other trade barriers don’t disappear for our exporters.

So then I asked, if the TPPA becomes null and void because the US Congress dumps it, will New Zealand reverse the changes to our laws that we’ll have already made?

The Prime Minister’s answer was no. The Government won’t delay introducing and passing legislation to ratify the TPPA, and then won’t reverse the laws if it doesn’t go ahead.

He seems to be saying that we could be left with several alarming changes to our laws, with absolutely no trade benefit in return. These include:

  • Raising the threshold at which Overseas Investment Office approval is needed from $100 million to $200 million, making it easier for overseas investors to buy up our farmland and industry.
  • Changing the length of copyright from 50 years to 70 years, with an annual cost of around $55 million. We’ll also need to establish new enforcement powers for Customs, and new civil and criminal penalties for copyright infringement.
  • Changes to the Patents Act, which are likely to complicate Pharmac’s access to cheaper medicines.
  • Changing the Plant Varieties Act, making it harder for farmers to save seeds for use in the following season, and the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act to strengthen the rights of agricultural chemical manufacturers.
  • Changes to the Tariff Act and the Customs and Excise Act – dropping our tariffs for other TPPA countries.
  • Changes to the Trade Marks Act.

Thankfully, some of the most alarming aspects of the TPPA, such as the investor state dispute process that allows corporations to sue governments, don’t require legislative change. So if the TPPA does fall apart in the US Congress, we won’t have already swallowed that particular dead rat. But we will have swallowed others.

SOURCE: https://blog.greens.org.nz/2016/02/17/jumping-the-tppa-gun-could-backfire/

Growing Awareness of Covert Climate Engineering Exposes Climate-Gate Science

Exposing more and more the climate change scam. Check out EnvirowatchRangitikei’s Climate page for more info on this … see the petition that’s been signed by 31,000 scientists, 9,000 of the PhDs. None of them believe in the claims about global warming promoted by the IPCC.  And if you’re new to climate modification (a covert practice that’s been going on since the 1940s, this is an excellent article to get you up to speed). Plenty of links to do your own research. Check also our Geoengineering page.    EnvirowatchRangitikei


 

Marton NZ, 1 Oct 2014, 9:31 am
1 Oct 2014, 9:31 am

(Above image of geoengineering trails captured over Marton in the Rangitikei in 2015. Note the cross … we are told by the deniers of climate modification that the trails are aircraft flying from A to B as it were … so why, you should ask, do we have a cross here?)

US Senate Report on weather modification programs (1979) – harming the soil, agriculture, livestock and humans

Published on Oct 25, 2015

“Here Is A US Senate Report Proving That Your Government Is Spraying YOU And It Is Harming The Soil, Agriculture, Livestock, And Humans. Since This Is A US Senate Report It Is No Longer Conspiracy But Fact. The US Govt IS Conducting Geo Engineering For 68 Years.”

Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_xN7EtTp6E

Link to the Document (PDF):  https://archive.org/details/weatificat00unit


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Geoengineering trails (aka chemtrails) a daily occurrence; captured over the Rangitikei in 2015

This is not conspiracy. Neither is its practice restricted to the USA. It is right around the planet.

Visit our Geoengineering page for links to further information.

EnvirowatchRangitikei