The angel came and it was done,
Man’s hope and joy within my womb.
Among the beasts was born my son,
Because with men there was no room.
And still, there is no room for Him,
Except upon this cross so grim.
Once, long ago, they said to me
That swords would pierce my heart someday.
I knew not when that time would be
But only that I must obey.
But O, my God, what is this now
That thorns should stab His precious brow?
What is this cross of splintered wood
That stands upon my wrenching heart?
In these men’s hearts, where is the good
For which He came here to impart?
What is this rage against my child
Whose lovely form they have defiled?
Now once more to my breast I hold
That babe who shone with golden light –
Now bloodless, lifeless, grey and cold,
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Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a “criminal racket” over the last few years have been wholly vindicated by recent news. Drug and vaccine manufacturer Merck was caught red-handed by two of its own scientists faking vaccine efficacy data by spiking blood samples with animal antibodies. GlaxoSmithKline has just been fined a whopping $3 billion for bribing doctors, lying to the FDA, hiding clinical trial data and fraudulent marketing. Pfizer, meanwhile has been sued by the nation’s pharmacy retailers for what is alleged as an “overarching anticompetitive scheme” to keep generic cholesterol drugs off the market and thereby boost its own profits.
The picture that’s emerging is one of a criminal drug industry that has turned to mafia tactics in the absence of any real science that would prove their products to be safe or effective. The emergence of this extraordinary…
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Why the US is broken
The Total Iraq and Afghanistan Pricetag: Over $4 Trillion –The wars are over, but the spending is just beginning, says a new study 28 Mar 2013 The U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been declared officially over, but America has barely begun to pay the bill, says a new study. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars will together cost $4 to $6 trillion, according a new study from Harvard University’s Kennedy School. A large share of those bills has yet to be paid: the study finds that the U.S. has spent around $2 trillion thus far on the two controversial wars, and that growing commitments to spending on military personnel and veterans will drive much of the spending in the decades to come.
‘Underwear bomber’ was working for the CIA –Bomber involved in plot to attack US-bound jet was working as an informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged 08 May 2012 A would-be “underwear bomber” involved in a plot to attack a US-based jet was in fact working as an undercover informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged. The revelation is the latest twist in an increasingly bizarre story about the disruption of an apparent attempt by al-Qaida [al-CIAduh] to strike at a high-profile American target using a sophisticated device hidden in the clothing of an attacker. The news that the individual at the heart of the bomb plot was in fact an informer for US intelligence is likely to raise just as many questions as it answers.