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Stuart G

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Hometown: Skokie, Illinois
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I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

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U.S. states allege broad generic drug price-fixing collusion

Source: Reuters

October 31, 9:50 AM
(Reuters) - A large group of U.S. states accused key players in the generic drug industry of a broad price-fixing conspiracy, moving on Tuesday to widen an earlier lawsuit to add many more drugmakers and medicines in an action that sent some company shares tumbling.

The lawsuit, brought by the attorneys general of 45 states and the District of Columbia, accused 18 companies and subsidiaries and named 15 medicines. It also targeted two individual executives: Rajiv Malik, president and executive director of Mylan NV, and Satish Mehta, CEO and managing director of Indias Emcure Pharmaceuticals.

Shares of Pennsylvania-based Mylan, also named as a defendant, closed down 6.6 percent.

The states said the drugmakers and executives divided customers for their drugs among themselves, agreeing that each company would have a certain percentage of the market. The companies sometimes agreed on price increases in advance, the states added.

The states said Malik and Mehta spoke directly to one another to agree on their companies shares of the market for a delayed-release version of a common antibiotic, doxycycline hyclate. It is our belief that price fixing is systematic, it is pervasive, and that a culture of collusion exists in the industry, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, who is leading the case, told a news conference in Hartford.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-generics/u-s-states-allege-broad-generic-drug-price-fixing-collusion-idUSKBN1D0201

You mean the generic drug companies would try to fix drug prices?..Just like the non generic companies. To improve their "profit" so they make more money..?? That can't be true?
Generic drugs are so much cheaper, those companies would never try to fix prices like they are being accused, would they? In order to maximize their profits. Would they?

Strangers on Delta flight performed sex act in their seats officials say.

I don't like the news company but, the news is interesting??...Fox News:


A man and a woman flew into some trouble Sunday night after they were reportedly caught engaging in a sexual act on a Delta flight from Los Angeles to Detroit.

The man, 28, and woman, 48, were not named, but both were issued citations, and the FBI is currently investigating the incident, according to Detoit's WDIV-TV.

The woman was caught giving the man oral sex while the two were in their seats, the station further reported.

Both the man and woman were traveling to Detroit to catch separate connecting flights: He was going on to Miami, and she to Nashville. The two were reportedly strangers before meeting on the plane, officials told WDIV.

"The act itself is inappropriate in a public space," one traveler told the station.

"There are children," said another. "There are families. There are seniors. These things should be respected."
I don't think I have ever seen a story like this. And, I have seen and read a lot of news.

Here is another link, from WDIV ..in Detroit:


Yes, He did it today...Drump called someone "A Liar"


At the link above, there are copies of the tweets. This is NOT made up, it happened today

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to downplay the indictments of several of his former top campaign aides and called one of his campaign advisers, who pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI, a "liar."

"The Fake News is working overtime. As Paul Manaforts [sic] lawyer said, there was 'no collusion' and events mentioned took place long before he came to the campaign. Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar. Check the DEMS!" Trump tweeted.

11/17/73....Richard Nixon.."I am not a crook" (37 seconds)

I guess he was a crook..oh my..He lied..Nixon resigned on Aug 9, 1974. (about 10 months, minus 8 days later)


Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indictment

CNN...Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
Updated 1:56 PM ET, Mon October 30, 2017
Rest of the story is at the link below:


(CNN) Even as President Trump was on Twitter insisting that the indictment of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was meaningless because it involved activities unrelated to Trump or the campaign came news that former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with, wait for it, Russia.

The Manafort news drew the bigger headlines Monday morning -- understandable given his high-profile role at the top of the Trump campaign. But, the Papadopoulos guilty plea -- and the fact that he has been cooperating with the special counsel investigation since his July arrest -- strikes me as significantly more problematic for Trump and his White House in the medium-to-long term.

This paragraph from the FBI's guilty plea agreement with Papadopoulos is incredible.....:

"In truth and in fact, however, and as set forth above, defendant PAPADOPOULOS met the Professor for the first time on or about March 14, 2016, after defendant PAPADOPOULOS had already learned he would be a foreign policy advisor for the Campaign; the Professor showed interest in defendant PAPADOPOULOS only after learning of his role on the Campaign; and the Professor told defendant PAPADOPOULOS about the Russians possessing" dirt" on then-candidate Clinton in late April 2016, more than a month after defendant PAPADOPOULOS had joined the Campaign."

So, Papadopoulos copped to lying to the FBI about the timing of his contacts with Russians. In his initial interview in January 2016, Papadopoulos was insistent that he had reached out to his foreign contact "The Professor" (amazing!) before he had formally joined the Trump presidential campaign. He was arrested in July, pleaded guilty in October and appears to have been cooperating in between.

And, most importantly the "Professor" only showed interest in Papadopoulos after it became known that he was employed by the Trump campaign.

That. Is. A. Very. Big. Deal.........(rest of story at link)

I sure hope that this gets them all.. Trump's crowd.., all of them, are so arrogant and so positive that they are going to get away with all the sh*t that they do.. I hope they all end up with some jail time..

Paul Newman's watch sells for record $18m at auction, BBC


A Rolex watch belonging to the late Hollywood star Paul Newman has sold for a record price at auction in New York.

The watch was given to him by his wife Joanne Woodward as they filmed the 1969 movie Winning together.

Newman, who died in 2008 aged 83, later used it to time car races in which he took part.

The stainless steel watch was sold to an unnamed telephone buyer for $17.8m (13.6m) - much more than the $1m it had initially been expected to fetch.

It is a record for a wristwatch sold at auction, but a Patek Philippe pocket watch sold for more than $24m in 2014.

No..I did not make this up. The link is from the BBC, a very reliable news source. Read the story for yourself if you do not believe me. and........yea...that is truly weird..in my opinion.

About North Korea ???? War? China's Interest


Above is a link to a map of North Korea, South Korea...and the neighbor to the north of North Korea, China
Take a look, it a small map, but it is clear enough.

Yes, the man who runs North Korea is somewhat difficult. OK. Our country has some difficulties with North Korea and that man. Not a new story. But look to the north of North Korea. There is a line between North Korea and China. China is directly to the north of North Korea. They share a border.

Is it in China's interest for this neighbor to the south, North Korea, to have a war with the United States? China has a huge interest in the area. China has one billion people. Today is 2017, not 1949. China has made progress in the last 68 years. If it is not in China's interest to have North Korea start a war with the United States, then China might do everything possible to prevent that. Does that make sense? You be the judge.
Doing everything possible to prevent a war, means everything Look at the map. And...China does have very strong influence on North Korea. It always has. That is what I believe. Will China try to prevent any kind of war that North Korea gets into? I think that is the truth. China will do everything to prevent such a war because that is in China's own self interest.

I am doing something I have never done before...Brand New Experience..!!!!

No, please do not go there....it ain't that.....

About 2 weeks ago, my washing machine broke down..There was a pool of water underneath the machine, and that is not a good sign..NOOOOOOOOOOOO..!!!!!!!

I had some clean clothes so they lasted a few days. My concerns are clean underwear, (underpants and undershirts) and socks..Now I have heard rumors that there are places where an individual can wash and dry clothes. Rumors are out there that there is something called a "Laundromat" where a person can wash and dry them for a small fee. ....but no, I am in a very lazy phase..so I started to think..What did they do in the "good old days?"........I got an idea. Hand Wash the clothes...brilliant...!!!!

Here is my method. I put the dirty clothes in a sink. Fill the sink with water and soap. Then swish the clothes around the sink for about 5 minutes, squeezing the clothes back and forth. Moving them around in the sink, then I empty the sinks dirty water and fill it up with clean water, and rinse the newly cleaned clothes out of the soapy stuff that remains in the cloths. Now, after that one is done, I empty the sink again, and fill it up with a new fill of clean water and repeat the process. So, I rinse the clothes again. After that is through, I take the clothes out of the sink and carry them over to my clothes dryer. (which has not broken down yet.) In the dryer they newly cleaned clothes go, and 45 minutes later..I have dry clean clothes. Now, I will admit, this is...
not at all fun, even a little

Oh I guess the first time was, "unusual" but this is the 5th time and ...well I am tired of doing this. So, today, maybe, I will go and buy a new washing machine. I have saved enough money, that the cost will be not be a burden...but...I have never bought a new washing machine before..that is also new. (when I moved into my townhouse there was a new washing machine there)..a long while ago. Now I am retired, well past the retirement age,,,and this hand washing clothes..feels like lousy dirty job. Water here and over there. Swishing the clothes back and forth, and then filling the sink up with more water, and so on and on.. I am not even sure that the clothes are .."perfectly clean"..Well I do not give a damn....Today is the day to buy the damn washing machine...and........


thank you for reading this.....Stuart G
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