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Mark Cuban slams Elizabeth Warren over billionaire tax proposals: ‘Screw you’
09/07/2022 1:23:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
NY Post ^ | September 7, 2022 | Thomas Barrabi
Billionaire Mark Cuban had harsh words for progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her calls to tax the rich during an appearance at Vox Media’s Code Conference. Cuban, who has an estimated personal fortune of $4.6 billion, laid into Warren (D-Mass.) over her frequent calls for higher taxes on him, Elon Musk and other wealthy Americans. The liberal lawmaker has long argued that billionaires don’t pay their fair share in taxes. “I don’t mind being taxed more. I wrote a blog 20 years ago saying it’s the most patriotic thing you can do, after military service, is pay your taxes, because...

Mark Cuban's new online pharmacy is saving people huge amounts of money and is absolutely humiliating the federal government in the process
06/23/2022 1:24:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | Jun 23rd, 2022 2:31 pm | Daniel Payne
Shark investor Mark Cuban has made plenty of waves over the course of his multibillion-dollar career, but most recently he's launched a successful excursion into the generic drug trade: Mark Cuban aims to lower prescription drug prices with online pharmacy People searching for cheaper alternatives to high priced prescription drugs have a new and perhaps unexpected option. It's an online pharmacy founded by Mark Cuban, a billionaire businessman, Shark Tank star and owner of the Dallas Mavericks. His new direct-to-consumer company, Cost Plus Drugs, offers more than 100 generic medications at discounted prices. He joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. WWW.PBS.ORG...

Mark Cuban’s New Drug Company Is Already Exposing Billions In Government Overspending
06/22/2022 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Macky Cracklins · 13 replies
The Daily Caller ^ | 06.22.2022 | Dylan Housman
Billionaire Mark Cuban’s new drug company has shown how the U.S. government could have saved billions of dollars in just a few months. Cuban’s newest venture, Cost Plus Drugs, sells over 100 generic prescription medications at the cost of production, plus a 15% margin and $8 pharmacy dispensing and shipping fee. Medicare could have saved as much as $3.6 billion per year if it purchased the maximum quantity of generic drugs from Cost Plus Drugs, according to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Mark Cuban says Elon Musk is '[bleep]ing with the SEC,' thinks Twitter will 'do everything possible not to sell'
04/15/2022 11:17:29 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies
Fox Business ^ | 15 April 2022 | Paul Best
If Elon's bid is rejected, I don't believe regulators will authorize other platforms to acquire Twitter. Elon's bid is the best chance of passing Reg. If it isn't accepted the shares will drop below $30/sh & the board will be sued by shareholders Nick Short ‎‎ @PoliticalShort · Apr 14, 2022 If the board of directors at @Twitter reject the offer made by @elonmusk, then wouldn’t the board be acting in direct opposition to the financial interests of their shareholders? Elon Musk @elonmusk Absolutely. It would be utterly indefensible not to put this offer to a shareholder vote. They own...

Mark Cuban launches online pharmacy with generic drugs at affordable prices
01/30/2022 6:08:26 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
Yahoo News ^ | Jan 29, 2022 | Caroline Hallemann
Last week, tech entrepreneur, Shark Tank investor, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban entered the billionaire class's competitive philanthropy race by launching an online healthcare marketplace offering generic drugs at affordable prices. But his new venture isn't a charity. The new digital pharmacy called Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company (MCCPDC) promises to sell medications for the cost of the drugs plus a 15 percent markup and a $3 dollar pharmacist fee. Shipping is an additional $5. At launch, the website is selling more than 100 medications, and while insurance is not accepted by the company, the pricing for many...

01/22/2022 4:18:31 PM PST · by RummyChick · 53 replies
tmz ^ | 1/22/2022 | tmz
Mark Cuban is offering the general public a way to get the healthcare they need at a truly affordable price ... and all it took was a little less corporate greed. Whodathunkit?!? The Mavs owner/entrepreneur just launched an online pharmacy that sounds too good to be true -- providing more than 100 common generic drugs ... practically at cost. In other words, the medications are significantly cheaper than most anywhere else on the marketplace.

Mark Cuban-owned company launches pharmacy-benefit manager
10/26/2021 12:19:48 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
The Wall Street Journal via FOX Business ^ | 25 October 2021 | uncredited WSJ
A pair of new companies are being launched to tackle high drug costs, the latest sign of employer frustration with the middlemen, known as PBMs, whose job it is to keep down the spending. The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company PBC and the Purchaser Business Group on Health, a nonprofit coalition of nearly 40 large public and private employers, said they are each starting new pharmacy-benefit management companies. PBMs work on behalf of employers, labor unions and governments to decide which drugs are available to patients, negotiate rebates on the prices paid for those drugs and process payments to...

Mark Cuban adamant about vaccinations: 'If you work for me, I require my employees to be vaccinated'
10/14/2021 10:33:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
The Hill ^ | 10/14/2021 | CAROLINE VAKIL
The owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, declared in a podcast released on Wednesday that “if you work for me, I require my employees to be vaccinated.” “It is your choice, it is absolutely positively up to you. But, there's consequences that come with that,” Cuban said on an episode of “10 Questions With Kyle Brandt." “If you work for me, I require my employees to be vaccinated, unless there's a doctor's reason where they can't be. Like you — I don't want my kids to be at risk. So, you know, the consequences of you not being...

Mark Cuban Offers Pfizer Stock to Cole Beasley's Family If Bills WR Gets Vaccinated
07/25/2021 6:56:17 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 47 replies ^ | 7/20/21 | Andrew Gastelum
On Tuesday, Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley responded to a ProFootballTalk tweet regarding vaccination incentives in the NFL by saying, "I’ll get vaccinated and be an advocate for it if Pfizer puts a percentage of its earnings from the vaccine in my wife’s name." However, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban called Beasley's bluff, offering to buy the former Cowboys receiver's wife a share in Pfizer stock if Beasley gets vaccinated and promotes the vaccine on his social media platforms. "I’ll tell you what Cole. You get vaccinated and promote vaccination on all your social, I’ll buy your wife a share...

AOC Won't Want the Country to See This Powerful Video of a Cuban Man Walking Into an American Supermarket for the First Time
07/25/2021 3:23:49 AM PDT · by gattaca · 37 replies
Western Journal ^ | July 24, 2021 | Isa Cox
The firebrand Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has made a name for herself promoting the glories of socialism while conspicuously ignoring its downfalls. While those with even a cursory understanding of world history over the last century often find it astounding that there is so much ignorance surrounding the way socialism has always — always — played out when applied to nations like Russia, Venezuela and Cuba, AOC’s base is not known for their economic savvy but rather that same, old, ancient human sin of covetousness that has led millions to believe the state can afford them...

Texas Dunks On Mark Cuban – State House Passes “Star Spangled Banner Protection Act”
06/04/2021 12:00:55 PM PDT · by MJacks4 · 17 replies
The Mix ^ | 6/4/2021 | James Conrad
In February, we reported that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had stopped playing the national anthem before his team’s games. This has since come back to haunt Cuban, as Texas Republicans have fired back by hitting him right where it hurts – his wallet. Cuban never publicized not playing the national anthem. The news of what he was doing only broke at the time because other teams noticed on their own that “The Star Spangled Banner” never played. Cuban tried to defend himself at the time in a statement to NPR:

Cuban Goes to American Supermarket for the 1st time- Communism to Capitalism
05/30/2021 12:51:11 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 67 replies Yoel & Marie ^ | 04/07/21 | Yoel & Marie
Cuban goes to an American Supermarket for the first time. From socialist Cuba where lines are long, products are scarce, and the constant struggle finding basic necessities has become an everyday normality, Yoel sees an American supermarket for the first time leaving the island. PLEASE TURN ON SUBTITLES What is like to be cuban in socialist Cuba and then come to the United States? This is a very emotional and traumatic experience for many cubans who are not used to an abundance of food, the colors of the store, and the guilt of their family back home who cannot experience...

Mark Cuban Knows Crypto
05/24/2021 11:44:57 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
WSJ ^ | 23 May 2021 | Andy Kessler
He’s right. I noted, “I’ve seen some are using blockchain for mortgages. I assume they or others will do titles too. So what is that end game?” “Smart contracts on blockchains, particularly Ethereum, is an enormous game changer that every company will use,” he replied. I kept pushing: “I’ve seen complaints about the costs of transactions. Even with Ethereum. Isn’t it still too high, for textbooks certainly, but even for other higher valued items?” Mr. Cuban answered, “It is too expensive. But that’s specific to original Ethereum. There are changes coming with Ethereum 2.0 and immediate options with Layer 2...

White House Supports Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban's Scrapping The National Anthem Because America Fails ‘Often’
02/11/2021 9:30:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
The Federalist ^ | 02/11/2021 | Jordan Davidson
White House press secretary Jen Psaki expressed support for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s decision to remove the national anthem from the team’s home games because they “feel [the anthem] doesn’t represent them.”During the Wednesday press briefing, Fox News’s Peter Doocy asked Psaki about the Biden administration’s stance on Cuban’s decision. While the press secretary acknowledged that President Joe Biden is “proud to be an American and has great respect for the anthem,” she also said he would support the Mavericks for calling out the frequent times when “we as a country haven’t lived up to our highest ideals.”“He’d also...

Mark Cuban Now Claims He ‘Didn’t Cancel’ National Anthem
02/11/2021 7:23:07 AM PST · by knighthawk · 25 replies
Breitbart ^ | February 10 2021 | DYLAN GWINN
After reportedly confirming to The Athletic that he canceled the national anthem, then having the league step in and order him to play it, Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban has decided that he never canceled the anthem after all. In a Wednesday interview with ESPN’s The Jump, Cuban said that the team was having an ongoing dialogue about the anthem but “probably would have ended up playing it at some point when fans came back.” The only trouble with that is that there were some fans in attendance at American Airlines Arena on Monday night and, just like the other Dallas...

Mark Cuban’s No Good, Terrible, Very Bad Day
02/11/2021 5:13:49 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 32 replies
dbdailyupdate ^ | David Blackmon
Wednesday was a no good, terrible, very bad day for Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks, and the China-hugging creeps at the NBA. – The self-styled social justice warrior, ChiCom-hugging owner of the NBA franchise in Dallas made news late Tuesday when he confirmed to a reporter that the team was no longer playing the Star Spangled Banner at its home games at his personal direction. That news burst into the headlines and across social media, as outraged fans and enemies of the team and owner alike expressed their anger about the decision. From a story at DailyWire: Cuban confirmed to...

NBA requiring teams to play national anthem after Mark Cuban axed song for Mavs games
02/10/2021 4:38:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 30 replies
Fox News ^ | 2/10/21 | Paulina Dedaj
The NBA is requiring that all teams play the national anthem before games "in keeping with longstanding league policy," just one day after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told The Athletic the team decided not to play it at home games. NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass released a statement on Wednesday, just a day after Cuban said he had no plans to play the national anthem at any future home games. Fox Bet "With NBA teams now in the process of welcoming back fans into their arenas, all teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league...

Dallas Mavericks’ Owner Mark Cuban Cancels National Anthem Before Games
02/10/2021 7:43:01 AM PST · by MJacks4 · 40 replies
The Mix ^ | 2/10/2021 | Erin Perri
Mark Cuban has canceled the National Anthem before Dallas Mavericks home basketball games. The NBA previously required all teams to play “The Star Spangled Banner” before each game, but now it is at the discretion of owners. And, Cuban sent the song to the chopping block. The change happened a few weeks back, but went unnoticed. The Mavericks began 13 home games without the National Anthem before Cuban was asked about it.

Mark Cuban doing the right thing by halting national anthem at Dallas Mavericks games
02/09/2021 9:57:11 PM PST · by conservative98 · 90 replies
FWST ^ | FEBRUARY 09, 2021 11:41 PM | MAC ENGEL
Good for Mark. [cut] “I went to a Rangers game with my brother and we’re standing there [for the anthem] and it felt stupid,” Thomas Wilson said. “It feels like a cult, everyone standing up. The freedom doesn’t stop if we don’t raise the flag. I know that sounds unpatriotic. We know we’re in America. We didn’t forget that. I served for 13 years.”

Mark Cuban Confirms Mavericks Will No Longer Play National Anthem Before Games
02/09/2021 9:03:50 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 34 replies
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The national anthem has become a hot topic in professional sports over the last several years. Ever since Colin Kaepernick began the #TakeaKnee movement back in 2016, the public has debated whether athletes should be forced to stand during the pre-game tradition or allowed to exercise their right to protest. Dallas Mave
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