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Image of the Day: Private Pharma Investment Dwarfs Federal NIH Funding

There's a destructive campaign underway to encourage government confiscation of patents from pharmaceutical innovators and dictate the price for Remdesivir and other drugs.  That's a terrible and counterproductive policy under any circumstance, but particularly now that private drug innovators are already hacking away at the coronavirus.  In that vein, this helpful image illustrates the vast disparity between private investment and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding that some seem to think justifies patent confiscation, price controls or other big-government schemes:


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June 01, 2020 • 10:24 AM

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Home Jester's Courtroom "Lovin' with that Body" Lands Rick Springfield in Court
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Wednesday, January 21 2015

Pop rock legend Rick Springfield was sued by a fan after allegedly knocking her out with his buttocks.

According to news reports, Vicki Calcagno was at a concert in 2004 watching "Jessie's Girl" star Springfield when the singer fell—and allegedly loved her with a little too much of “that body.” Calcagno claimed Springfield knocked her unconscious after he fell and struck her head with his backside.

At court proceedings recently held for the incident, Calcagno's attorney, Kenneth Goldblatt, called Springfield to the witness stand and reportedly asked "very aggressive" questions. Springfield was eventually reduced to tears after his attorney, John Pfeifer, questioned him about performing in the audience to get closer to his fans.

Springfield, during nearly 90 minutes of testimony, informed the court it’s not uncommon for women at concerts to grab his butt—“if they’re feeling a little saucy.”

After Calcagno was carried out on a stretcher during deliberations, the jury returned a not guilty verdict in favor of Springfield, who quipped, “My butt’s never gotten so much attention.”


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