But where less daring executives saw an obstacle, [Mylan CEO Heather] Bresch saw an opportunity: If some people rely on EpiPens just to survive, surely they'd be willing to pay more to access them. After all, isn't $57 a disgustingly low price to put on the value of a human life?<snip>In total, Bresch raised the price of EpiPens by over 400 percent, to an average wholesale value of $317.82. That helped Mylan triple its stock price, from $13.29 in 2007 to $47.59 in 2016.<snip>By itself, that record would make Bresch a great entrepreneur. But what makes her a true hero is what she chose to do with her company's increased profitability. You see, for Bresch, making it easier for poor kids to die from allergy attacks is about something a lot bigger than herself. That's why she chose to take a huge bite out of America's gender pay gap by increasing her own salary from $2,453,456 in 2007 to $18,931,068 in 2016 -- an increase of 671 percent!
Still, as impressive as Bresch's accomplishments are, it's important to remember that they're only possible because of the system we all created together. And if that doesn't make you proud to be American, then maybe you should "relocate" to the Netherlands, too!
Marcus Frejo, Pawnee and Seminole, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was also among the first water defenders to arrive on the scene of construction. "We made it to the top of the hill and saw several bulldozers and trucks, and we walked up to the fence," Frejo told ICTMN. "There's sacred sites up there, so one woman stepped through the fence, just feet in, telling them with her son at her side that this is sacred land. She yelled at them to stop." "Bulldozers were less than 10-feet from her, and I was thinking, 'Why can't this bulldozer that is so close to her stop?' So I ran in front of the bulldozer to stop, and security came up from behind and just grabbed me and flipped me over," Frejo said. "All of sudden I'm on the ground, and then more people started coming through the fence and got him off me."Construction workers jumped into their trucks, and Frejo says they started to use the vehicles like weapons, going through the crowd erratically and coming very close to hitting some."Within minutes, a lot more trucks showed up," Yellow Bird said. "And then the dogs came."Approximately eight dog handlers, hired by Dakota Access, led the barking and snarling dogs right up to the front line."The women joined arms, and we started saying 'Water is life!' A dog came up and bit my leg, and right after that a man came up to us and maced the whole front line," Young Bear said. RELATED: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Condemns Destruction and Desecration of Burial Grounds by Energy Transfer PartnersYoung Bear and at least five others suffered injuries from dog bites, and approximately 30 others suffered temporary blindness after receiving a chemical spray to the face and eyes. A horse owned by a Native American water defender also suffered bite wounds from the dogs. "They let one dog off his leash and ran loose into the crowd," Frejo said. "That's when people started protecting themselves against the dog. The guy that let his dog go came into the crowd to retrieve him and started swinging on everybody. He hit some young boys, and they defended themselves."Demonstrators said that one female dog handler, in particular, was lunging toward the crowd aggressively with her dog, going beyond the front line. "It felt like a set up," Young Bear said."Then they came by with bigger cans of tear gas and shot it from their trucks," Frejo said. He was tear gassed, he says, and couldn't see.The moment grew so intense that the dogs soon started to turn on their handlers. Dakota Access guards and dog handlers then left the scene, and more protestors flooded in. Construction indefinitely halted for the day. "The cops watched the whole thing from up on the hills," Frejo said. "It felt like they were trying to provoke us into being violent when we're peaceful."That evening, a press conference was held up at the construction site. Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, and Tribal Historical Preservation Officer Tim Mentz, confirmed that treasured sacred sites were destroyed, and Dakota Access knew about those documented sites."Portions and possibly complete sites have been taken out entirely," Mentz said. As an amendment to the injunction filed in U.S. district court in Washington, D.C., a map of burials and sacred sites was provided by the tribe, many of those sites, falling in the path of construction that Dakota Access bulldozed over on September 3.Approximately a foot of ground was leveled by Dakota Access, stretching roughly for one and a half miles."We're days away from getting a resolution on the legal issues, and they came in on a holiday weekend, and destroyed the site," Jan Hasselman, attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said. "What they have done is absolutely outrageous.
The dogs were part of the plan to try to incite the peaceful protestors into violence. There is no other reason to have dogs on the scene. Guard/attack dogs are not part of peaceful crowd control. Period.
Also, having the attack dogs already ready is a flat out killing worthy offense. These people are evil. Regardless of the banality.
This is inhuman behaviour.
Quote from: borealis on September 04, 2016, 11:48:31 AMThis is inhuman behaviour.Not really. Humans are basically horrible monsters. This is like getting mad that rain is wet.What the world needs now is another Chicxulub.