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  • E-mails questioned huge contract for firm with ties to Obama administration (Another Scandal)

    12/08/2011 7:47:17 PM PST · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/8/2011 | David Fitzpatrick and Drew Griffin
    A series of e-mail exchanges between officials at the Department of Health and Human Services shows growing alarm at the amount of projected profit from a government contract for a drug company whose controlling shareholder is a longtime Democratic Party activist. Ronald Perelman is controlling shareholder of Siga Technologies and a longtime Democratic Party activist and fundraiser. He's also a large contributor to Republicans, but has been a particular friend of the Obama White House. Also on Siga's board of directors is Andy Stern, former president of the Service Employees International Union, who has had close relations with the Obama...
  • Wikileaks -- The Soros Connection is more than just "Wild-Eyed Speculation"

    10/25/2016 6:13:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 25 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:Amy.Dacey@seiu.org To: Andy.Stern@seiu.org, Anna.Burger@seiu.org, pbl@711sx.com, zschwartz@shangrila.us, douglas.york@soros.com, Michael.Vachon@soros.com more Date: 2007-09-22 00:24 Subject: Agenda and Logistical information for the September 27th NYC Meeting Thank you all for your patience as we have finalized the agenda and arrangements for the September 27th meeting in NYC. Please review the agenda and logistical information below.You will recieve a UPS overnight package on Tuesday morning with additional information to review prior to the meeting. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday. If you have any questions before then, please feel free to email me or contact me on my cell at 202-528-7492. Amy...
  • FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

    07/13/2018 8:10:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 13, 2018 7:08 PM EDT | Linda A. Johnson
    U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. But people born since then haven’t been vaccinated, and small samples of the smallpox virus were saved for research purposes, leaving the possibility it could be used as a biological weapon. Maker SIGA Technologies of New York has already delivered 2 million treatments that will be stockpiled by the government, which partially paid for...
  • SEIU Probed Over Consulting Pacts

    09/28/2010 9:30:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    wsj ^ | SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 | KRIS MAHER And EVAN PEREZ
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Labor Department have been asking questions about consulting contracts with the Service Employees International Union, including the role of former SEIU chief Andy Stern, according to a labor official who said he was interviewed. The official said he was asked about a consulting contract the SEIU gave to Alejandro Stephens, the former head of one of its locals in California, as well as about several contracts the SEIU granted to people or companies with ties to the union. Mr. Stephens was sentenced under a plea deal with prosecutors earlier this month to four...
  • Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

    07/08/2014 11:39:19 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    ATLANTA (AP) — A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box. The six glass vials of freeze-dried virus were intact and sealed with melted glass, and the virus MIGHT have been dead, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
  • The Shadow Party: Part III (Important)

    10/12/2004 3:01:50 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 6 replies · 1,340+ views
    FPM ^ | October 11, 2004 | David Horowitz and Richard Poe
    At the Shadow Party’s "Take Back America" conference in Washington on June 3, 2004, following a glowing introduction from Hillary Clinton, George Soros stepped to the podium to explain to the audience that when it came to electoral politics in the USA, he was a newcomer. Only his outrage over Bush’s invasion of Iraq had stirred him to get involved in the partisan struggle. "[I]t is the first time that I feel that I need to stand up and do something, and become really engaged in the electoral process in this country," Soros said.[1] This was far from the truth,...
  • White House: New Ebola Czar Will Report to Susan Rice

    10/17/2014 2:25:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the White House Friday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said new Ebola Czar Ron Klain will report to former U.N. ambassador and current National Security Advisor Susan Rice. "Mr. Klain will ultimately however report to Ms. Monoco [Homeland Security] and to National Security Advisor Susan Rice in this effort," Earnest said. As a reminder, Susan Rice is the woman who went on five Sunday talk shows to lie about a YouTube video being responsible for the 9/11 attack in Benghazi. She is also the same person who said alleged Army deserter and Taliban sympathizer Bowe Bergdahl...
  • "Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal"

    11/12/2011 9:51:41 AM PST · by austinaero · 27 replies
    LA Times via Drudge Report ^ | 11/13/11 edition | david.williams@latimes.com
    Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.
  • Report: Toddler Contracts Rare Infection

    03/18/2007 9:32:07 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 678+ views
    wjla.com ^ | March 17, 2007 | NA
    CHICAGO A 2-year-old Indiana boy and his mother contracted a rare and life-threatening infection from his soldier father's smallpox vaccination, according to a published report. The boy and his mother were being treated in a specially ventilated room at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday. The family's name and home town were not released at their request. The boy developed a virulent rash over 80 percent of his body earlier this month after coming in contact with his father, who had recently been vaccinated for smallpox before he was to be deployed overseas by...
  • Just another Bam scandal [No bid contract for Dem fundraiser and SEIU union official]

    12/10/2011 8:05:41 AM PST · by Brilliant · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 6, 2011 | NY Post
    <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has officially called on the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general to investigate a suspicious $433 million no-bid contract for a dubious smallpox vaccine.</p> <p>Frankly, just about everything connected with this one smells.</p> <p>The contract was awarded to Siga Technologies, a New York-based company whose principal investor is megabillionaire — and key Democratic moneyman — Ron Perelman.</p>
  • Splitsville for Perelman & Barkin (incessant liberalism makes billionaire preserve prenup loophole)

    01/21/2006 12:16:27 AM PST · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 1,072+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 20, 2006 | LIZ SMITH and PHILIP MESSING
    Billionaire businessman Ron Perelman's five-year marriage to actress Ellen Barkin is over — and the legendary corporate raider is getting out of the match just in time to save himself a huge bundle of money, sources said yesterday. The Revlon boss — who gained infamy in the late 1990s during a bitter custody battle with third wife Patricia Duff — served his latest spouse with divorce papers at their post Upper East Side mansion yesterday, a source familiar with the couple said. Under the pair's prenup, the bald buyout baron is set to pay the sultry "Sea of Love" actress...
  • Wary of Attack With Smallpox, U.S. Buys Up a Costly Drug

    03/13/2013 2:44:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 12, 2013 | Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    The United States government is buying enough of a new smallpox medicine to treat two million people in the event of a bioterrorism attack, and took delivery of the first shipment of it last week. But the purchase has set off a debate about the lucrative contract, with some experts saying the government is buying too much of the drug at too high a price. A small company, Siga Technologies, developed the drug in recent years. Whether the $463 million order is a boondoggle or a bargain depends on which expert is talking. The deal will transform the finances of...
  • Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes set to be released into the Florida Keys

    12/06/2012 6:52:36 PM PST · by null and void · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18:01 EST, 6 December 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are awaiting federal approval for release into the Florida Keys as part of an experiment aimed at reducing the risk of dengue fever. Officials are targeting the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes because they can spread dengue fever, a disease health officials thought had been eradicated in the U.S. until 93 cases originated in the Keys in 2009 and 2010. The trial planned by mosquito control officials and the British company Oxitec would release non-biting male mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to pass along a birth defect that kill their progeny before reaching maturity....
  • None Dare Call it a Coincidence: Andy Stern and the White House Biodefense Program

    07/15/2010 11:31:13 AM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | Jul 10th 2010 | LaborUnionReport
    There are many who argue that President Obama has (repeatedly) broken his promise to bring transparency and openness to the White House. In literal terms, however, Obama may not have actually broken that specific promise ,.. it’s just that people may not have understood what Obama meant by transparency and openness. ..Here’s a case in point: First Dot: Several months ago, the union world was shocked when Andy Stern, the ignominious president of the Service Employees International Union abruptly “quit” as leader of the Purple Hand. Surprise and speculation swelled. Was it the Blago Trial? Is he sick?Second Dot: Then,...
  • Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal (Obama donor gets no bid contract)

    Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.
  • Is Bizarre Smallpox Drug Deal Obama Administration's Next Solyndra?

    11/14/2011 6:51:19 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-13-11 | Rick Ungar
    David Williams of The Los Angeles Times has uncovered a $433 million dollar government contract to purchase a smallpox anti-viral drug that may, or may not, be necessary in the case of a bioterrorist attack. For that matter, we are not even sure if the drug will work. ST-246, a pill to be manufactured by Siga Technologies, Inc., would come into play as a second level of defense in the event of a smallpox attack. Currently, the nation has stockpiled some $1 billion in smallpox vaccines, enough to inoculate the entire U.S. population and treat those who have contracted the...
  • McCaskill asks for investigation into Obama administration’s sole-source vaccine contract

    11/24/2011 3:33:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/11 | Will Rahn
    Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has asked The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review the Obama administration’s award of a $443 million sole-source contract to a company owned by a major Democratic donor. The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that the Obama administration has taken unusual steps to procure an experimental smallpox vaccine from a company owned by a major Democratic donor despite concerns from some experts that such a drug was unnecessary and would not be effective. Citing “serious questions” about the contract, the Los Angeles Times reported that McCaskill has asked the...
  • There's Something Fishy About The White House's $433 Million Investment In A Smallpox Vaccine

    11/15/2011 10:18:12 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI - The Blaze ^ | 11-15-2011 | Becket Adams
    There's Something Fishy About The White House's $433 Million Investment In A Smallpox Vaccine Becket Adams, The Blaze Nov. 15, 2011, 12:21[Editor's note: smallpox is indeed a horrifying and terrible disease; this cannot be overstated. It is not the intent of this article to mitigate the very real and terrible nature of the disease. The point of this article is to question the White Houses’ intentions in this deal.] Several critics believe that the Obama administration’s $433 million investment in the new ST-246 smallpox vaccine reeks of scandal. How could a multimillion dollar investment in an antiviral pill that could...
  • Malkin: Obama's Half-Billion-Dollar Crony Drug Deal

    11/16/2011 12:10:47 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 15 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    What do you get when you mix Democratic fat-cat donations, Big Labor favors, pharmaceutical lobbying and Beltway business as usual? Answer: another toxic half-billion-dollar Barack Obama-approved crony deal. Move over, Solyndra. Here comes Siga-Gate. This latest Chicago-style payoff on your dime involves a dubious smallpox drug backed by a liberal billionaire investor, along with a former union boss who was one of the White House's most frequent visitors. They're the "1 percent" with 100 percent immunity from the selectively outraged Occupier mobs that purport to oppose partisan government bailouts and handouts to privileged corporations. Ronald Perelman is the New York...
  • Obama's Half-Billion-Dollar Crony Drug Deal

    11/16/2011 5:29:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    What do you get when you mix Democratic fat-cat donations, Big Labor favors, pharmaceutical lobbying and Beltway business as usual? Answer: another toxic half-billion-dollar Barack Obama-approved crony deal. Move over, Solyndra. Here comes Siga-Gate. This latest Chicago-style payoff on your dime involves a dubious smallpox drug backed by a liberal billionaire investor, along with a former union boss who was one of the White House's most frequent visitors. They're the "1 percent" with 100 percent immunity from the selectively outraged Occupier mobs that purport to oppose partisan government bailouts and handouts to privileged corporations. Ronald Perelman is the New York...