Sam Pizzigati at Inequality.org writes—A Story of Two Druglords. One will get life behind bars, the opposite retires into luxurious. Guesswhich one wreaked extra havoc:
Final week didn’t go so properly for the Mexican druglord Joaquín Guzmán Loera. A federal district courtroom sentenced the infamous “El Chapo” to life in jail. The 62-year-old will nearly definitely, notes the New York Occasions, be “spending the remainder of his life behind bars.”
El Chapo definitely deserves his destiny. The drug cartel he dominated, a jury decided this previous February, dumped “a whole lot of tons of medication to the USA” and “prompted the deaths of dozens of individuals to guard himself and his smuggling routes.”
John Hammergren dumped much more deathly injury. Through the years from 2006 via 2012 alone, we discovered final week from the discharge of a beforehand secret federal drug database, the company that Hammergren ran as CEO inundated native communities in the USA with over 14.1 billion extremely addictive opioid capsules, almost a fifth of the opioids distributed in these years.
No different company distributed extra opioids in these years than Hammergren’s McKesson, the Washington Submit reviews. General, America’s company well being care giants dropped 76 billion opioid capsules on American localities within the time interval the brand new stats cowl, sufficient to provide 36 capsules to each man, lady, and baby in the USA.
Some 2,000 American cities, cities, and counties are actually suing McKesson and the remainder of the company drug distribution complicated. They’re charging that these companies “conspired to flood the nation with opioids.” The businesses, the cost continues, didn’t simply fail to report suspicious orders. They “crammed these orders to maximise earnings.”
The brand new stats the Washington Submit has highlighted will undoubtedly heighten the strain on McKesson and its fellow companions in crime to settle. However John Hammergren personally has little cause to fret. Not like El Chapo, Hammergren knew when to fade means. He retired this previous April, ending a CEO profession that started in 2001. Over his first 16 years as CEO, notes Bloomberg, Hammergren pocketed $781 million. His ultimate months within the McKesson chief government suite introduced that whole close to $800 million. Upon his retirement, he walked away with a pension bundle value $138.6 million. […]
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Once I heard a room of individuals yelling, Ã¢ÂÂship her backÃ¢ÂÂ to certainly one of my colleagues, I assumed in regards to the audacity of this President & the truth that he clearly does not know this nation’s historical past. My @nytimes OPED explains my response as a Native American lady: https://t.co/FfDUxcMeKQ
— Rep. Deb Haaland (@RepDebHaaland) July 22, 2019
BLAST FROM THE PAST
On this date at Every day Kos in 2017—It is slowly dawning on Republicans that Trump simply could be the worst president ever:
All just isn’t properly in Republicanville. Irrespective of how slavish the Fox Information segments turn out to be, it ain’t working; it’s slowly dawning on highly effective Republicans that the president they’re so dutifully defending and sucking as much as might, in truth, be an fool.
Trump’s struggles transcend well being care. Greater than six months into Trump’s presidency, Republicans haven’t any legislative accomplishments aside from the affirmation of Supreme Courtroom Justice Neil Gorsuch, a complicated international coverage, and a White Home that’s perpetually in damage-control mode. From lawmakers and governors to donors and international coverage consultants, a sure realization is sinking in throughout the get together, based mostly on greater than a dozen interviews in current days: Donald Trump has been a traditionally weak and ineffective president.
That it took six months to begin questioning whether or not the person who talked about grabbing girls, who mentioned his penis measurement throughout a presidential debate, who despatched his press secretary to baldly lie in regards to the measurement of the crowds on his inauguration day, and who’s at present engaged in a public protection of his marketing campaign group overtly searching for the help of the Russian authorities throughout a interval of unprecedented assault on our election programs by that authorities, is probably not the sensible world-shaping genius he made himself out to be.
That is the issue with the Republican Occasion. They do not catch on too fast.
On at the moment’s Kagro within the Morning present: It is not the warmth, it is the racism. Greg Dworkin‘s roundup contains two “the right way to deal” threads. Armando calls for a check-in on impeachment process. Q anon reveals up with weapons, once more. And this time somebody dies. However… properly, okay, we’re towards that.