Big Government Will Lower Our Drug Prices!!

Isn’t it funny (not funny ha ha) that our government is the only one who is never to blame for price increases or shortages of any kind. It’s always Big Oil, the military industrial complex, etc. Or in this case, evil Big Pharma. We can’t name one industry that doesn’t get blamed for these occurrences (except of course, Big Education), yet the government, with its penchant for artificially picking winners and losers, escapes all scrutiny. We’re about to see it happen again. And when it has the opposite effect, we’ll all be instructed to once again blame “Big Pharma.”

from Human Events:

“Cold” Medicine: Canadian Drug Imports Will Cost Americans

The solution to drug prices is ending freeriding, not buying Canadian

In the hopes of lowering the cost of prescription drugs for Americans, the Trump Administration announced plans in late July to draft a proposal for the importation and sale of prescription drugs from Canada. The announcement was overshadowed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing bill and the bipartisan package before the Senate in September—but is a cause for concern, nonetheless. A dozen statesCongress—even the Trump Administration, despite initial opposition—are now considering such legislation.

If “buy-Canadian” doesn’t sound like a policy consistent with Trump’s platform of putting Americans first, that’s because it isn’t. Importing drugs from Canada is an ineffectual and counterproductive policy. President Trump had it right the first time. The prohibitive drug prices that Americans deal with are not solely caused by pharmaceutical companies; they are primarily the product of a failure of government policy.

Instead of artificial fixes, the Trump Administration should directly address the global freeloading and regulatory glut that’s costing Americans—both in dollars and lives. read more

WND Exclusive – Dem hack Hank Johnson’s Manifest Hypocrisy

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

President Trump is accused by the Democrats of a quid pro quo, or bribery or extortion – at least until they come up with another synonym that focus groups better than those three.

According to Democrats, Trump threatened to withhold aid money and military supplies from Ukraine unless they opened an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden.

To this, Democratic hack from Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson said:

“Attempting to coerce a foreign government into digging up dirt on a political opponent, then trying to cover it up by unlawfully refusing to turn over the whistleblower complaint to Congress, crosses a red line.”

In case you’re thinking – where have I heard that name, let me elucidate. And no, you didn’t see his name on the Harvard doctoral registry, or the Mensa International website. Let’s see if this jogs your memory: read more

Video Podcast – PA Abortion Bill – John Solomon Ukraine Corruption Facts

by: Brent Smith

In segment one I discuss the passage of a bill to protect the lives of unborn babies with Down syndrome by the Pennsylvania legislature.

While is to be congratulated, why stop at unborn babies with a particular disability. Why not just pass a bill to include all unborn babies.

I also give my view on abortion over all – and it may not be what you think.

In segment two I discuss a recent article penned by acclaimed investigative reporter, John Solomon, where he issues 28 facts to refute the claims of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s that “asserted all the factual elements in my [Solomon’s] columns at The Hill about Ukraine were false.”

Unlike Vindman, who, in my opinion, is a disgrace to the dress uniform he wore, all of Solomon’s assertions are backed up by cold hard facts.

Solomon describes Vindman as a hero, but to me, he is just another sell-out to the deep state, like was John McCain. Heroic military deeds can never excuse current behavior. read more

Leftist Thugs Shut Down Alternative Climate Conference

What we anti-alarmists have been saying for years is as true now as it was then – that green is the new red. That socialist/communists never go away. They just find a new cause that fits to a tee, their communist ideology. And the radical green movement does just that.

A group of radicals shuts down an anti-man-caused warming conference in Munich Germany, only because the conference disagrees with the left’s myopic view that only man can cause the climate to warm. And of course no one is allowed to have a differing opinion. One must tow the warmist line or be silenced.

But the proof, once again, that green is the new red, is in the name of the group – the “Anti-Capitalist Climate Society.”

from Breitbart:

NH Hotel Group Cancels ‘Alternative Climate Conference’ After Protests

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Protesters march and hold placards as they attend the Global Climate Strike on September 20, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Millions of people are taking to the streets around the world to take part in protests inspired by the teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Students are …Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

The NH Hotel Group will no longer host the 13th annual “alternative climate conference” in Munich featuring scientists skeptical of climate change alarmism following protests at its hotel. read more

Made to Order 3D Printed Prosthetics

The IMPACT hand will be available in a number of color choices
The IMPACT hand will be available in a number of color choices
Iterate UK/Ambionics

Amputees wishing to get a powered prosthetic hand – also known as a bionic hand – typically have to wait quite a while for the thing to be manufactured. Soon, however, they should be able to order a custom bionic hand that’s 3D-printed within 10 hours. read more

Beck has Enlightening Interview with Rudy Giuliani

by: Brent Smith:

The more I read about, listen to and watch coverage of the Trump impeachment show, the more I’m convinced that pound for pound, the Obama administration was the most corrupt in the history of the United States.

Oh sure, past administrations introduced more damaging policies, that have haunted our nation for decades – administrations like Woodrow Wilson’s, FDR’s and Johnson’s. But as far as criminal behavior, nobody even comes close.

And within the administration, nothing seems more corrupt that the U.S. “Deep” State Department. They worked directly with the FBI and the American Embassy in Ukraine. And all effectively working on behalf of George Soros. And if you know who that is you also know that you can’t look at a picture of George Soros without saying, “Look Mama, it’s the Devil.” (h/t the Waterboy)

Heck, one of the FBI supervisors involved in all this eventually went to work for Soros.

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Turns Out – Going Around the State Dept. is Nothing New

What does a President do if he doesn’t believe he can trust his own State Department diplomats to conduct foreign policy the way he wishes? Find someone he can trust and send them instead. That’s exactly what Trump did when he tapped Giuliani. And Trump certainly wasn’t the first, and he won’t be the last.

from Real Clear Investigations:

Giuliani-Style ‘Shadow’ Diplomacy: Par for the Course for U.S. Presidents

Rudolph Giuliani didn’t hide the fact that he was investigating whether Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Yet most media have treated Giuliani’s efforts as sneaky and suspect because he acted at the personal behest of the president and not as an official representative of the bureaucracy. The New York Times, for example, claimed Giuliani was conducting “a shadow foreign policy campaign.”

In fact, presidents since George Washington have turned to individuals without formal government positions to pursue foreign policy interests and objectives. Private citizens, often acting as special envoys, have helped negotiate issues ranging from trade to war. While critics deride such efforts as “back-door,” “secret,” or “shadow” undertakings, many presidents have found it useful to dispatch people they trust, who can think and operate outside the constraints of official channels in handling delicate matters. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Japan’s Lithium Ion Submarine

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Japan Ministry of Defense
  • Submarines use batteries for quiet propulsion underwater.
  • Until recently, submarines used lead acid batteries, which were heavy and less energy efficient.
  • The adoption of lithium ion batteries is a huge improvement over the older batteries but carries some risks. read more

British Retro Morris E-Van

Two-tone paint, a split windshield and hoodless body ... Morris beats Volkswagen to the electric classic van revival punch
Two-tone paint, a split windshield and hoodless body … Morris beats Volkswagen to the electric classic van revival punch
Morris Commercial

We knew the all-electric Morris J-type redux was going to be cool, but we weren’t quite prepared for just how much we want to pinch its chubby little fenders. Combine those fenders with the buttery-smooth, arched roof, body-color wheels, beady headlights and creased windshield, and you have a van that’s delightfully British retro. Below its mid 20th century-influenced skin, the JE packs a cutting-edge electric powertrain and modular chassis that could lead to additional variants, including a pickup truck and camper van. Yes, please. read more

Should Our War Machine win the Peace Prize?

Should the greatest weapon of war ever known to man be worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. The knee-jerk reaction is NO – of course not.

But the American military is the greatest weapon war the world has ever known. And Fox News host, and veteran Army Major, Pete Hegseth, explains that thanks to the United States military, the world has remained a much more “peaceful” place.

Watch this latest Prager University video and you may just agree: read more