Big Pharma and the Money-Go-Round

Another record fine has been levied against a Big Pharma company. This time it’s GlaxoSmithKline, the fourth largest drug company in the world with revenues for 2011 of over $42.5 billion. GSK got hit with a $3 billion fine for basically lying and cheating about their drugs. That’s a hefty wad of cash, an amount of money you would think might make a company mend its ways and follow the righteous path of corporate responsibility, yes? No! To drug companies as well as other huge corporations, human suffering, death, unethical behavior and illegal activities are just part of a business model. Outrageous fines are just the cost of doing business, carefully weighed and analyzed on a risk/benefit table. Who…

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Cosmic Forecast, July 5-July 11

Time to hide/idyll from/in the Sun, stay cool and have fun. There are no mistakes. Peace and love shall conquer all.
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d CANCER (6.22-7.22)  Gear up/down for these next two weeks. Whatever (magique?) happened on June 19th relates to the 2nd Cazimi Moon on the Cancer cusp on July 18th/19th. I’ll scope it out for you next week. Meanwhile, let’s follow the Moon… It’s in Aquarius ’til late Friday night, and then in Pisces ’til Moonday (may I suggest the seafood?), when it enters Aries and presents you with something unexpected after sunset. Wear red to get ahead or green to remain serene. Up or down?

e LEO (7.23-8.22)  At last, it would seem…

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Cosmic Forecast, June 28-July 4

Happy 236th Birthday to the United States! With the Full Moon on July 3rd, it’s time to party hearty! I’ve been all over the world and I’ve found that everyone wants to live here in these United States. True, some of them want to wipe us out first (Amerindian karma?), but such are the fortunes of a warlike nation. It’s beautiful here in “the Land of the Free.” This is where the Aquarian Age shall/will be born. Here in these United States we are experiencing the meeting/gathering of the tribes. Eventually peace and love shall conquer all, since there are no mistakes. Time to have fun.
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d CANCER (6.22-7.22)  What a weekend! You are either…

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Homeopathy: When Less is More

It doesn’t make sense. It’s un-American. After all, bigger is better, excess is exquisite, more is the matter and Donald is trump. Then how can a medical modality based on the dilution of a solution to the point of undetectable amounts be valid? It truly defies Western logic but as Einstein said, “Not everything that counts can be counted.”

Homeopathy is a system of treatment that uses medicines derived from natural sources in amounts so dilute that they are virtually undetectable. Homeopathy’s trump card is in the belief that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. That characteristic of the body is something that Western science or modern logic can neither explain nor deny. Homeopathy insists…

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The Return of Baseball

Pauli’s isn’t Pauli’s anymore. The old bar on an old stretch of Leavenworth Street used to be a hub of activity during the College World Series. Sometime in the early-1980s the ESPN talking heads made it their home base following telecasts and with that the crowds came. It never made much sense. The bar wasn’t anywhere near Rosenblatt Stadium but people kept coming, swayed by the chance to rub shoulders and bend elbows with the likes of Harold Reynolds or Dan Patrick.

Like Omaha itself, Pauli’s was a little rough around the edges and far from conventionally beautiful but it was friendly. It was the CWS distilled down to what could be the tournament’s log line: Big-time baseball,…

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Cosmic Forecast, June 21-June 27

Happy summer! Read Cancer to find the answer…

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d CANCER (6.22-7.22)  Food’s the answer ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬— but what is it you/we truly seek, when you/we eat? You’ll find out after these next 4 weeks. June 19th marked a Gemini/Cancer Cazimi New Moon. Anything far out happen just before noon? Replay, recalculate and reiterate on July 18th, around 11 p.m., during a 2nd Cazimi New Moon, which takes place on your Cancer/Leo cusp. These Moons denote 2 very special moments (from the 19th to the 19th), with all the magique you can muster in between. In a short month you’ll know what I/we mean. Gather from these experiences. Magique is…

e LEO (7.23-8.22)  Time…

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Athletic Supporters

The body of a pro athlete is his or her tool. If it doesn’t work, they don’t work. Same in college athletics. At major universities, scholar/athlete play big-time sports because it’s important to them. Maintaining a finely tuned piece of equipment covers all the bases, from nutrition to skills, mental acuity to physical rehabilitation after injury. And if an athlete — at any level — can gain an edge, well, that’s why they keep score. It’s about competing.

Gold is gone. Rope-a-dope is in. Remember the days of baseball bling? Like a holdover from a bad disco movie from the ‘80s, baseballers were often seen with twenty pounds of solid gold draped across their chest, inside their shirt.…

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Attention to detail

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened.

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
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i SAGITTARIUS...

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Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

The new Aquarian-Age astrology is/will be ruled by the planet Uranus (yeah, I’ve heard that joke before). Traditional astrology, prior to the...

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

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Say No to Soy

Field corn and soybeans. America leads the world by a wide margin in the production of both. For decades now, Big Farma has been pushing those two as...

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Lube Job

In those intimate moments when stroking is sexy and friction is foe, we sometimes reach for that little tube of love lube to assist the ultimate body...

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Happy Dirt is Nature’s Prozac

Recently we wrote about the human proclivity to kill everything. We called the cause of this behavior, “biophobia” or a fear of life. We stomp on...

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Blinded by the Light

It took only a few seconds for me to realize it. I was lying in bed in the wee hours, staring at late night movies on TV. Most everyone in the music...

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