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Submission + - Clinton Foundation works with Big Pharma to keep the price of US AIDS drugs high (

Okian Warrior writes: A newly released Podesta E-mail explains how the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) works to keep the price of AIDS medicines high in the US. CHAI contracted with Big Pharma companies for AIDS drugs to be distributed in developing countries. In return, the group agreed to resist efforts to bring similarly lower cost and generic drugs to the US. The email is a reaction to "comments President Clinton made on lowering domestic AIDS drugs prices at the World AIDS day event":

[...]We have always told the drug companies that we would not pressure them and create a slippery slope where prices they negotiate with us for poor countries would inevitably lead to similar prices in rich countries.

[...] If we do try to do something in this area, we suggest that we approach the innovator companies that can currently sell products in the US with the idea of making donations to help clear the ADAP lists. For a variety of reasons, the companies will likely favor a donation approach rather than one that erodes prices across the board.

[...] I would guess that they would also likely favor a solution that involved their drugs rather than an approach that allowed generic drugs from India to flood the US market at low prices or one that set a precedent of waiving patent laws on drugs. ... We can go to war with the US drug companies if President Clinton would like to do so, but we would not suggest it.

Submission + - Votes Switched From Trump to Hillary in Texas (

Okian Warrior writes: Early voting for the 2016 presidential election started yesterday for people in some areas who have been given the opportunity to avoid the long lines on November 8.

However, in Amarillo, a woman was shocked to see her ballot flip from Republican to Democrat.

“Gary and I went to early vote today,” wrote Lisa Houlette on Facebook. “I voted a straight Republican ticket and as I scrolled to submit my ballot I noticed that the Republican straight ticket was highlighted, however, the Clinton/Kaine box was also highlighted!”

“I tried to go back and change and could not get it to work. I asked for help from one of the workers and she couldn’t get it to go back either. It took a second election person to get the machine to where I could correct the vote to a straight ticket,” she added.

Comment Re:NOT personal (Score 1) 356

And you can notice this all over Slashdot anymore. "It's gotta be Russia!" and "We can't talk about the Project Veritas videos!" I guess we'd rather argue about the color of the drapes while the house is on fire. Otherwise Hillary might look bad, and we can't have that.

Submission + - SPAM: Attempts to Frame Assange as a Pedophile and Russian spy 1

Okian Warrior writes: Earlier today the website DailyKos reported on a smear campaign plot to falsely accuse Julian Assange of pedophilia. An unknown entity posing as an internet dating agency prepared an elaborate plot to falsely claim that Julian Assange received US$1M from the Russian government and a second plot to frame him sexually molesting an eight year old girl.

Here is the description of the plot from Mr Assange’s legal team.

Link to Original Source

Submission + - Democrat Operatives Caused Violence at Trump Rallies, Framed Sanders Supporters ( 16

Xenographic writes: A new video has come out detailing how Democratic operatives created violence at Trump rallies. You may remember that they then framed Sanders supporters for those protests. This video is notable because one of the operatives, Zulema Rodriguez, can be identified in videos of the Arizona protests at 17:35 in this independent video as well as at 10:30 in the first video link. Furthermore, you look at the FEC records of disbursements to her and see that she was paid by Finally, this again can be corroborated with the Wikileaks dump, specifically this email. For those too lazy to browse all the links, you can see Zulema's appearance in both videos in this image and note that it's the same person down to the tiny mole on her chest.

Submission + - Clinton Campaign, DNC Coordinated With Organizations To Incite Violence At Trump ( 7

Kneo24 writes: In a video shown by independent investigative reporter James O'keefe, you can see that there was collusion between Clinton's campaign and the DNC, to incite riots and violence at Trump's rallies. One of the key operatives states: "It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherfucker."

Submission + - USA Journalism Not Dead ... James O'Keefe soul survivor (

An anonymous reader writes: Here is the results of a 1 yr undercover investigation. Blows the main stream media out of the water. If politicians are allowed to continue acting this way .... we are DOOM'D

Submission + - A new look into the world of violent AstroTurfing and Bird Dogging (

_Sharp'r_ writes: Slashdot commentators frequently talk about how common AstroTurfing is, but what about when the purpose is specifically to incite violence in a process called bird dogging? The latest Project Veritas undercover video series shows a fascinating network of consultants who tie themselves to the DNC and Clinton campaign and brag about hiring hundreds of protestors on an ongoing basis to incite violence at various Trump events.

Submission + - PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel donates $1.25 million to Trump campaign (

anderzole writes: With many high-profile Republicans withdrawing their support for Donald Trump in the wake of lewd comments the Presidential candidate made in 2005, the Trump campaign received a large and unexpected campaign donation from a high profile tech titan over the weekend. Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal and the man largely responsible for the dramatic downfall of Gawker, recently opened up his checkbook to the tune of a $1.25 million donation to Donald Trump’s campaign.

Submission + - Google will Introduce Fact Checking for News Articles (

Liftlikes writes: Google made an announcement that it will introduce a fact checking tag on Google News so that the articles that have factual information are displayed with the trending topics.

‘Don’t believe everything you see on the internet.’ We’ve heard this countless times but still every now and then, we see something and immediately think it’s accurate. Want an example of what I’m talking about? Facebook.

You must have seen many posts on Facebook that are not true. They are either hoaxes, fake or downright misinforming. With fact checking being not available on Facebook, anyone could post anything and call it news. Also, the links that these ‘news’ point to are usually some website that needs traffic. Or there could be actual article written about the so-called ‘news’ but it’s all a bunch of hocus pocus.

But now, with Google introducing fact-checking, we can safely assume that Facebook and other platforms will follow suit too. Especially platforms like Facebook, which have unintentionally become the source of news for majority of people, this step needs to be taken as soon as possible.

We all know how Facebook picks out trending posts. The posts with the most likes, comments and shares are chosen as trending. It doesn’t matter that the post is downright offensive to some people or is completely unoriginal or truthful, it’s still a trending post and it will be featured by Facebook.

This has caused a lot of conflicts over the years and now it’s time for Facebook to take the same step that Google is taking. This will go a long way into making the internet as credible as possible.

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