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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Washington's Farewell Address: Foreign Alliances

From The Founders, Religion and Government:

Washington's Farewell Address
Part Nine of 13
Foreign Alliances

With the help of France, and to a lesser extent Spain, the colonies were able to win their independence from Great Britain. But Washington was under no illusion that the might of the new United States was sufficient to withstand the foreign wars in which Europe had engaged for centuries. He thought it best to be friendly with all in so far as their actions to us were friendly and to stand against those whose actions were against the interests of this nation. No favored trading status for Washington. No special favors. No permanent friends or enemies. And today the nation which began as our biggest enemy, Great Britain, is now one of our best allies. When the interests of our country and another are on the same path, then we should be friends. When they seek to undermine us, then they have shown themselves to be our enemies and deserve no loyalty from us.

Printed in Philadelphia’s American Daily Advertiser on September 19, 1796:

“Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be, that good policy does not equally enjoin it - It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that, in the course of time and things, the fruits of such a plan would richly repay any temporary advantages which might be lost by a steady adherence to it? Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas! is it rendered impossible by its vices?

“In the execution of such a plan, nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. Antipathy in one nation against another disposes each more readily to offer insult and injury, to lay hold of slight causes of umbrage, and to be haughty and intractable, when accidental or trifling occasions of dispute occur. Hence, frequent collisions, obstinate, envenomed, and bloody contests. The nation, prompted by ill-will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the government, contrary to the best calculations of policy. The government sometimes participates in the national propensity, and adopts through passion what reason would reject; at other times it makes the animosity of the nation subservient to projects of hostility instigated by pride, ambition, and other sinister and pernicious motives. The peace often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of nations, has been the victim.

“So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.”

America was never meant to be the world's police force. The Founders called for a disinterest in the affairs of the world except where they directly affect this country. We have not followed that advice for decades. Not since at least 1950. 

Funny How That Worked Out

From Uncle Sam's Misguided Children:



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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statement that his goal in Syria was to end the rule of Bashar Assad has caused consternation in the Kremlin, with officials saying it contradicted previous assurances and was out of sync with Moscow’s take on the situation.

Kremlin asks Erdogan to clarify ‘anti-Assad’ goals in Syria — RT News

Punishment for Burning the Flag

From Fox News:

President-elect Donald J. Trump is being criticized for wanting to criminalize flag burning, but then-Senator Hillary Clinton had a similar message for President George W. Bush in 2006.

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#TedCruz #SenatorCruz

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Juan Williams on Obama blaming Fox News for election loss

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Somalis not assimilating in America?

Tucker Carlson on what's next for Democrats

What Should Libertarians Think of the Dakota Access Pipeline?

#TomWoods #Freedom #Liberty #Libertarian

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ISIS takes credit for OSU attack

The challenges picking Trump's Secretary of State

How Trump can cut funding to sanctuary cities

Would the Trump administration work well with Romney?

Who is funding Steins recount effort?

How fake news impacted the 2016 election

Berlin warns of ‘Russian hackers’ ahead of German 2017 election

On the heels of Washington’s allegations of ominous “Russian hackers” disrupting the US presidential race, the German Chancellor and new intelligence chief are now implying Moscow may launch a cyber-offensive on Germany’s 2017 presidential election.

Saudi terrorist rehab is ‘hidden radicalization program,’ Gitmo prisoner says

A senior Al-Qaeda operative told a parole board at Guantanamo Bay that Saudi Arabia’s lauded “rehabilitation” center, which uses art therapy other methods to de-radicalize convicted terrorists, in reality appears to be a “hidden radicalization program.”

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Washington's Farewell Address: Taxes and Debt

From The Founders, Religion and Government:

Washington's Farewell Address
Part Eight of 13
Taxes and Debt

Considering that Washington’s Farewell Address was penned by Alexander Hamilton, one would have to expect a section on finance. Here Hamilton was an expert, but here Washington was experienced. He understood the difficulties that could face a nation due to financial problems. As Commander in Chief of the Continental Army he saw how close we came to losing the war because there were no funds to pay for needed military supplies. And as a Virginia planter Washington was aware of the trap created by debt. This he did not want to see his country fall into.

Printed in Philadelphia’s American Daily Advertiser on September 19, 1796:

“As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible, avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it, avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertion in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear. The execution of these maxims belongs to your representatives, but it is necessary that public opinion should co-operate. To facilitate to them the performance of their duty, it is essential that you should practically bear in mind that towards the payment of debts there must be revenue; that to have revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant; that the intrinsic embarrassment, inseparable from the selection of the proper objects (which is always a choice of difficulties), ought to be a decisive motive for a candid construction of the conduct of the government in making it, and for a spirit of acquiescence in the measures for obtaining revenue, which the public exigencies may at any time dictate.”

We have not used our debt sparingly. The last time the debt went down was 1951. In recent years the debt has skyrocketed. We should have listened. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Nature of Government

From Bastiat Institute:

Malzberg | Gimme Five - Tuesday, Noovember 29, 2016


Malzberg | Ronald Kessler discusses Mitt Romney possibly Sec. of State

#SteveMalzberg #RonaldKessler

Malzberg | Steve’s Spotlight - Tuesday, November 29, 2016


The Value of Political Philosophy

From The Ayn Rand Institute:

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Terror Attack at Ohio State

From Senator Ted Cruz:

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Terror Attack at Ohio State

November 29, 2016



WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s terror attack at Ohio State University:
“Heidi’s and my prayers are with the victims of the vicious attack on the Ohio State campus yesterday, and we are as always grateful for our brave law enforcement officers who so quickly and effectively responded to the attack, preventing even greater carnage.
“This attack is yet another reminder of the very real danger our country faces from radical Islamic terrorism. Groups like ISIS and al Qaeda hate everything a campus like Ohio State strives for—tolerance, equality, and education. It is particularly disturbing that this attacker appears to have been a refugee here through the generosity of the American people, and even a student at Ohio State. We have to immediately revisit this program to make sure the refugees we accept, especially those from countries with known terrorist populations like Somalia, are not a danger to the American people.” 

Remembering Castro's Brutal Dictatorship | Mises Wire

Over the weekend, the world bid farewell to brutal Cuban dictator and poster-child for western communism, Fidel Castro. Those who suffered under Castro’s regime, and were fortunate enough to escape to America, have taken to the streets to celebrate the end of his dictatorship with the hope that his passing will bring a sense of peace and restitution to their community. However, in spite of his long track record of human rights violations, there are still those who view Castro as a hero.

Remembering Castro's Brutal Dictatorship | Mises Wire

Wicker Highlights Importance of Advancing Telehealth

Watch as U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., discusses his support of legislation to advance telehealth by creating opportunities for primary care clinicians to receive high-quality specialty training remotely. The bipartisan “ECHO Act,” S.2873, would help patients in remote areas – such as rural Mississippi – gain better access to primary care.

#RogerWicker #SenatorWicker

Senator Hatch urges passage of the ECHO Act

Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, member and former Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee spoke on the Senate Floor today about the importance of the ECHO Act, a bill he introduced with Senator Brian Schatz, D-HI, to increase access to vital access to high-quality health care in hard-to-reach regions.

#OrrinHatch #SenatorHatch

Blunt Commemorates National Adoption Month 11/29/16

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, spoke on the Senate floor to call on his Senate colleagues to support his resolution which would recognize November as National Adoption Month and November 19th as National Adoption Day.

#RoyBlunt #SenatorBlunt

Freedom of Speech is a Principal Pillar of a Free Government

From The Founders, Religion and Government:

"Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates."
~ Benjamin Franklin, "On Freedom of Speech and the Press", Pennsylvania Gazette (November 17, 1737)

The Coming Fall Of Aleppo: Victory For Whom?


Julian Assange has been taken & Wikileaks Compromised

Thune: A Lot of Work Yet to Do

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) discusses the long list of accomplishments during the 114th Congress under Republican leadership. The Republican majority worked hard to pass a balanced budget, a major energy bill, a multi-year transportation bill, a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, and an education reform bill, among many others. Thune also discusses the work that’s ahead for the 115th Congress: repealing and replacing Obamacare, immigration and tax reform, addressing the national debt, and finding solutions to various other issues impacting the American people.

#JohnThune #SenatorThune



Barrasso on CNBC Squawk Box with Andrew Ross Sorkin

#JohnBarrasso #SenatorBarrasso

History Will Not Absolve Fidel Castro

From The Daily Signal:

While many world leaders have been praising the brutal communist dictator, here's what Marco Rubiohad to say about Fidel Castro.


And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis...

From The Founders, Religion and Government:

"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever"
~ Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Q.XVIII (1782)

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Doggy doubles: Cloned canines to assist Russian police in Siberia (VIDEO) — RT News

Stronger, more muscular… and cloned – Russia has received its first lab-produced police dogs from South Korea. The canines were created from the cells of a sniffer dog, but will the new arrivals endure the Siberian winter?

Doggy doubles: Cloned canines to assist Russian police in Siberia (VIDEO) — RT News

White Identity Politics Gave Us Trump. But Did the Left Give Us White Identity Politics? - Hit & Run :

Sen. Bernie Sanders recently criticized the Democratic Party's slavish devotion to an overly-simplistic form of race-and-gender-based identity politics.

White Identity Politics Gave Us Trump. But Did the Left Give Us White Identity Politics? - Hit & Run :

Washington's Farewell Address: Religion and Morality

From The Founders, Religion and Government:

Washington's Farewell Address
Part Seven of 13
Religion and Morality

In the next section of the Farewell Address Washington addresses the necessary supports for a republic. He found them in religion and morality. For a people to be free, and to have minimal government involvement in their lives, that people must be able to control their own passions and impulses. If the people cannot restrain their vices, then they are not fit to govern the nation. Remove these vital supports and what is built upon that foundation will collapse. In this Washington was not alone. His vice president, and our second president, John Adams, said,

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

And Charles Carroll, the last of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence agreed,

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.”

Washington ends with a further call for a support of our republic, education. Washington’s secretary of state, and our third president, Thomas Jefferson, agreed,

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”

Printed in Philadelphia’s American Daily Advertiser on September 19, 1796:

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

“It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?

“Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.”

While our Founders wisely chose not to establish a nation church as was done in Europe, they did not keep religion out of government as some claim. They would not for that would deny people of faith their right to a say in their government, and it would undermine what the Founders had built. Let us not forget their sage advice.

Old Left, New Left, Frankfurt School, and Today

#TomWoods #Freedom #Liberty #Libertarian

#FrankfurtSchool #CulturalMarxism #NeoMarxism

War Is a Racket: The Life and Thought of Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler

#TomWoods #Freedom #Liberty #Libertarian

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Trudeau Eulogies

From Liberty Memes:

Ohio State Attack: One Suspect Dead, Multiple Victims Hospitalized

Attack "bears all of the hallmarks of a terror attack carried out by someone who may have been self-radicalized," says top House Intelligence Committee rep.

Israel orders 17 additional F-35 jets, expects first batch by year's end

Israel will order 17 more advanced F-35 fighter jets from the United States than previously planned, the Prime Minister’s Office announced after the security cabinet voted unanimously to approve the multi-billion dollar purchase.

‘Year zero of modern era’: WikiLeaks releases more than 500k US diplomatic cables from 1979

WikiLeaks has released more than half a million US diplomatic cables from 1979, covering numerous incidents such as the Iranian revolution, the siege of Mecca, and Saddam Hussein becoming president of Iraq.

Venezuela Seizes Medicine from Catholic Charity, Skips Talks with Opposition as Starving Residents Flee Country in Boats

The Venezuelan tax authority seized medicine from a Catholic charity coming through a channel set-up by Vatican-mediated talks, claiming the shipment lacked the proper customs paperwork, declaring it "legally abandoned" and "adjudicated" it to the social security administration, Caracas Chroniclesreports.

Iranian ship aims gun at US Navy helicopter in Strait of Hormuz – Pentagon

A small Iranian vessel pointed a gun at a US Navy helicopter in the Straits of Hormuz, Pentagon officials said. The incident, which took place in international waters, is likely to exacerbate the mutual animosity between the two countries’ militaries.

4 Categories of Castro Apologetics, and the Anti-Individualism That Knits Them Together

As America settles in for some prevent defense against ever-advancing authoritarianism at home, it is potentially useful to examine the categories of apologetics for the advanced authoritarian who just expired 90 miles away. Since bad political argumentation is fungible across ideological and partisan lines, chances are versions of these tacks will be deployed in service of hand-wavery about our current and future caudillos, as they certainly have been in the past.

The Secret, Dangerous World of Venezuelan Bitcoin Mining

Four years ago, Alberto's career prospects were bleak. The 23-year-old Venezuelan had just graduated from college with a degree in computer science, but his nation's economy was already shredded by 13 years of socialism.

That quickly-repaired sinkhole in Japan has begun slipping

Remember the gigantic Japanese sinkhole which was repaired within days earlier in November? It turns out the quick turnaround has led to part of the road sinking by around 7cm (2.7 inches) over the weekend.

Saudi Arabia snowfall turns desert sands powdery white (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

It's not every day that powdery snow covers the desert sand in Saudi Arabia – but that's exactly what happened to parts of the country when temperatures dropped below freezing. Saudis are reacting with a healthy dose of humor, and even a few snowmen.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Michigan vote certified for Trump but recount requests loom

Michigan vote certified for Trump but recount requests loom: Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Michigan officials certified Monday that Donald Trump won the state by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million to claim all of its 16 electoral votes....

Delta bans rude pro-Trump passenger for life, gives refunds

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Trump Praises Ohio State’s Response To Campus Attack, Offers Thoughts And Prayers

After watching a campus with 58,000 students that was paralyzed by violence, President-elect Donald Trump sent a message to all of those affected by an incident that left one person dead and several others hospitalized.

Germany to repatriate 100k rejected asylum-seekers to home countries in 2016 – Merkel

Around 100,000 rejected asylum-seekers are expected to soon be returned from Germany to their home countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced, adding that around one-third of the deportations are likely to be forced.

North Korea declares 3-day mourning for ‘close friend and comrade’ Fidel Castro

North Korea has declared a three-day mourning period for Fidel Castro, who died on Friday, state media reported, adding that the Cuban leader was the Korean people’s “close friend and comrade,” who devoted all his life to the prosperity of his country.

I voted for Donald Trump and I am an educated professional woman | Miami Herald

I was a “closet” Donald Trump supporter and I’ve decided to come out. I am a professional woman, educated and hold a university terminal degree. I am a former community college president. I am not racist nor am I xenophobic. I have a multicultural son conceived with an Iranian Muslim former husband.

Read more here:

I voted for Donald Trump and I am an educated professional woman | Miami Herald

Thanksgiving Message 2016


How To Enslave A Country

From The Founders, Religion and Government:

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword and the other is by debt."
~ John Adams, 1826

That is also how you enslave a person.

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Justin Trudeau, Castro's Death, and the Power of Twitter - Hit & Run :

Twitter users responded to the Canadian PM's idiotic paean to Castro early and often, showcasing free speech as one of its enemies died.

Justin Trudeau, Castro's Death, and the Power of Twitter - Hit & Run :

Israeli PM Netanyahu thanks Palestinian Authority leader Abbas for helping out with fires — RT News

Israel’s hardline Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to thank him for the help in dozing fires in Israel and sheltering people who had to flee the disaster.

Israeli PM Netanyahu thanks Palestinian Authority leader Abbas for helping out with fires — RT News

Don't Mind Me

From Laissez Faire Capitalism:

Sunday, November 27, 2016

This Has Been A Very Strange Election

From Powdered Wig Society:

Trump Spends Money Smarter than Obama

From Fox News:

On "Cashin' In," Eric Bolling said that President-elect Donald J. Trump's plan to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure improvement will be much more successful than President Obama's "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."

Judge Jeanine Reminds Hillary of Her Own Words

From Fox News:

Last night on "Justice," Judge Jeanine Pirro criticized Hillary Clinton for choosing to participate in Jill Stein's presidential election vote recount effort.

Marco Rubio on President Obama's Statement on Fidel Castro's Death

From Fox News:

Yesterday, Marco Rubio slammed President Obama's statement on the death of Fidel Castro.

Blog: The Democrats’ real strategy in launching recounts

The recount in Wisconsin, and the coming ones in Michigan and Pennsylvania will not change the outcomes in any of the states.  No recount ever changes thousands of votes.  I do not think that is the purpose.

Blog: The Democrats’ real strategy in launching recounts

Pfizer Announces Major Expansion of Humanitarian Assistance Program

From Pfizer:

Pfizer Announces Major Expansion of Humanitarian Assistance Program

Prevenar 13® Vaccine Will Be Available at Lowest Price for Humanitarian Emergencies
Pfizer to Donate Sales Proceeds to Organizations Supporting the Refugee Crisis
Friday, November 11, 2016 6:00 am EST



Public Company Information:

"Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results"
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today a major expansion of its humanitarian assistance program enabling broader access to its vaccine, Prevenar 13, in humanitarian emergency settings by offering its new multi-dose vial (MDV) at what will be the lowest prevailing global price, currently $3.10 per dose. In addition, given the acute need for aid on the ground, Pfizer will donate all sales proceeds for the first year of this program to humanitarian groups undertaking the difficult work of reaching vulnerable populations in emergency settings. Today’s announcement of a new and specific pricing tier for civil society organizations (CSOs) working in emergency settings builds on Pfizer’s longstanding support for humanitarian emergency relief around the world.
In the immediate term, Pfizer will meet humanitarian emergency needs through a short-term donation of the single-dose vial of Prevenar 13, which is available for expedited delivery.
Starting in 2017, refugees can receive the newest version of Prevenar 13, the MDV. This presentation is scheduled to be introduced early next year and contains four doses of Prevenar 13 in the same-sized vial that currently contains a single dose. This four-in-one vial is specially designed to address the unique conditions and challenges experienced in developing world settings and can help health workers in humanitarian emergencies. The MDV offers reduced cold storage and transportation requirements, helping to enable vaccination of children in humanitarian emergency situations more quickly. It has also been prequalified by the World Health Organization.
“Pfizer is proud of the significant impact that our Prevenar 13 vaccine and our partnerships with many humanitarian organizations have had on public health across the globe. Only by putting the needs of refugees at the center, can we all work collaboratively to help prevent disease in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations,” said Susan Silbermann, President and General Manager, Pfizer Vaccines. “Our new MDV presentation is an important vaccine technology, and in combination with our expanded humanitarian assistance program, will provide critical help in addressing the potential burden of pneumococcal disease in these populations that might otherwise go unreached. We are especially pleased to donate all proceeds from these sales to civil society organizations for the first year to support the significant additional needs these groups have on the ground.”
Pfizer Humanitarian Assistance Programs
Recognizing the critical need in settings requiring relief and emergency humanitarian assistance, Pfizer has a three-part approach which includes product donations, cash grants and other access solutions.
  • Pfizer donations are focused on specific diseases and designed to address the needs of people in a coordinated manner. The Company works with a range of local and global partners, including governments, health care experts, and CSOs to address the most pressing unmet medical needs and determine the most effective way for a donation to meet the needs of affected communities.
  • Pfizer supports a number of organizations working on providing relief and emergency humanitarian assistance to address refugee crises. The Pfizer Foundation provides cash grants to organizations working around the world to provide health care and other critical support to vulnerable populations.
  • Pfizer works closely with governments and CSOs to help provide access to its vaccines and regularly engages in discussions with partners on potential new access approaches to reach as many people as possible in emergency humanitarian situations.
For more information on Pfizer’s Humanitarian Assistance Programs please visit
About Prevenar 13 ®
Prevenar 13®*(pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13 – valent, adsorbed]) was first approved in the European Union (EU) in December 2009 for use in infants and young children to help protect against invasive pneumococcal disease. Prevenar 13® is approved for such use in more than 150 countries worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. Prevenar 13®is the most widely used pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the world, and is included in the pediatric National Immunization Programs in 102 countries.i,ii It is approved in the United States, EU and other countries for use in infants, older children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years.
*Trademark. Prevnar 13® is the trade name in the United States, Canada, and Taiwan.
  • Prevnar 13® should not be given to anyone with a history of severe allergic reaction to any component of Prevnar 13® or any diphtheria toxoid–containing vaccine
  • Children and adults with weakened immune systems (eg, HIV infection, leukemia) may have a reduced immune response
  • A temporary pause of breathing following vaccination has been observed in some infants born prematurely
  • The most commonly reported serious adverse events in infants and toddlers were bronchiolitis (an infection of the lungs) (0.9%), gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and small intestine) (0.9%), and pneumonia (0.9%)
  • In children 6 weeks through 17 years, the most common side effects were tenderness, redness, or swelling at the injection site, irritability, decreased appetite, decreased or increased sleep, and fever
  • Only a healthcare provider can decide if Prevnar 13® is right for you or your child
For the full prescribing information for Prevnar 13®, please click here
Pfizer Inc.: Working together for a healthier world ®
At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. For more information, please visit us at In addition, to learn more, follow us on Twitter at @Pfizer and @Pfizer_News,LinkedInYouTube and like us on Facebook at
DISCLOSURE NOTICE: The information contained in this release is as of November 11, 2016. Pfizer assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as the result of new information or future events or developments.
This release contains forward-looking information regarding Prevnar 13/Prevenar 13, including its potential benefits and the expected timing of the introduction of the four-dose, multi-dose vial (MDV) presentation, that involves substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to the ability to meet the anticipated timing of introduction of the MDV presentation of Prevenar 13; uncertainties regarding the commercial impact of the MDV presentation of Prevenar 13; uncertainty regarding whether the anticipated benefits of the World Health Organization prequalification will be realized; decisions by regulatory authorities regarding labeling and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of Prevnar 13/Prevenar 13; and competitive developments.
A further description of risks and uncertainties can be found in Pfizer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and in its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, including in the sections thereof captioned “Risk Factors” and “Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results”, as well as in its subsequent reports on Form 8-K, all of which are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and available at  and .
Data on file. Pfizer Inc, New York, NY. [Total Prevenar 13V Doses Through May 2016]
ii GlaxoSmithKline. GSK’s Synflorix™ receives CHMP positive opinion for major label extension. July 27, 2015. Accessed July 7, 2016.

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Sen. Cruz Discusses Fidel Castro’s Death & Future U.S.-Cuban Policy on A...


From Senator Bob Corker:

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement regarding the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro.
“Under Fidel Castro’s brutal and oppressive dictatorship, the Cuban people have suffered politically and economically for decades, and it is my hope that his passing might turn the page toward a better way of life for the many who have dreamed of a brighter future for their country,” said Corker.

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From Fox News:

On "FOX & Friends Weekend," Newt Gingrich criticized some on the left and in the media who have offered words of condolence and praise for Castro.

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President-elect Donald J. Trump took to Twitter to remind former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of her own words regarding accepting the results of the election.

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