Martin Shkreli C.R.E.A.M.'ed by the S.E.C.

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  1. Bruce Wayne

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    Isn't Shkreli banned from Twitch too?

    It's like people don't like this guy or something
     
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  2. CraigAnne Conway

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    ISIS still operates freely on Twitter.

    But don't ask some cunt out on a date just to fuck with her
     
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  3. Frank Martin

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    It always weirds me out when liberals resort to conservative logic.

    Maybe I'm more sad because I expect more out of liberals.
     
  4. wes tegg

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    I think that kind of undermines your point that it was just because of who he is. :twocents:
     
  5. citrodong

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    Twitter is a business. Most republicans want business owners to be able to chose who they serve. Twitter has chosen not to serve this troll. Republicans are now mad?

    Both sides seem to have a bias towards protecting certain groups of people:

    Republicans want internet supervillains protected

    Democrats want minorities protected
     
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  6. citrodong

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    250,000 accounts banned = operates freely.
     
  7. Frank Martin

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    I'm a democrat and I would prefer even private businesses to treat people equally.

    Im honestly surprised how a democrat could be opposed to equality. I'm disappointed a democrat would support a business over a person.
     
  8. CraigAnne Conway

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    Republicans aren't mad, kid. We just love calling out the hypocrisy.
     
  9. citrodong

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    Its quite easy as I don't consider Shkreli a person.
     
  10. citrodong

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    If a high-school boy made unwanted advances at a high-school girl and then made a creepy photo background of pictures of her and photoshoped his head on her photos I would want Twitter to stop that from happening and I'm glad they do.
     
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  11. HatterasJack

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    But do you really?
     
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  12. citrodong

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    And by the way fuck this guy anyway I can't believe there are people here who support him in any way. He's contributed nothing to this country and he's gotten rich by exploiting loopholes that allow him to take money from the sick. How can anyone do anything but smile when he gets shit on?
     
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  13. Jax Teller

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    Because farvas life is so sad that he gets his kicks by "trolling" and creating multiple accounts to do it with.
     
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  14. Lyrtch

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    somehow people watch movies like Wall Street and go "man fucking people over and making a shit load of money looks awesome" completely missing the point of the movie

    literally every time movies like it come out people do the same thing, somehow americans have accepted businesses being immoral while also thinking they shouldn't have much oversight

    its insane
     
  15. TC

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    Yep. Cringed all through the trailer for "War Dogs" imagining all the people who would watch it and go lol cool
     
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  16. devine

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    Another thread made about dbl didn't see this one coming
     
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  17. TC

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    Fun fact, Martin Shkreli played college ball for #Nebraska Cornhuskers
     
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  19. OHW

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    Yup, he was a freshman when Jimmy Kimmel was a senior.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. CraigAnne Conway

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    Weird. Jax Teller talking about me again
     
  21. Joe_Pesci

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    :laugh: the pattern on the warmups
     
  22. Frank Martin

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    Because not all of us are ignorant and filled with hate.
     
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  23. citrodong

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    What do you like most about Martin Shkreli?
     
  24. OHW

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    is fantastic

    I know
     
  25. BTH

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    That he raised the price of a drug degenerate faggots dying of a degenerate disease need.

    BTW where is he rage at the Epipen maker? A drug that actually saves people's lives??
     
  26. $P1

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    BTH, everyone.
     
  27. Frank Martin

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    Nothing.
     
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  28. Wicket

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    the boss of mylan was summoned to the senate, there is plenty of rage there
     
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  29. jorge

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    There was a ton of outrage at the EpiPen maker. Read the paper.
     
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  30. Jax Teller

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    BTH only reads 4Chan.
     
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  31. Stagger Lee

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    How have I never seen this? As a transactions attorney and a die-hard Wu fan, this is relevant to my interests.

    Poorly drafted clause though. Vague, ambiguous, contradictory, and unenforceable. They could have drafted something actually enforceable, but I'm guessing they just inserted this provision as is (and subsequently leaked it), knowing its not enforceable, for publicity purposes.

    Enough of that.

     
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  32. Joe_Pesci

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    our boy shared his phone number during some facebook live thing, and some guy from the website metalsucks called him and attempted to cut a wrestling promo
     
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  34. Brewtus

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    Looks like jury selection is going swimmingly...


    Jury Selection in Martin Shkreli Trial Begins With Name Calling
    More than 120 potential jurors in the fraud trial of Martin Shkreli were dismissed Monday, with some calling him “a snake,” “the most hated man in America” and “the face of corporate greed.”

    Mr. Shkreli is on trial at the Federal District Court in Brooklyn, charged with eight counts of securities and wire fraud. He denies the charges, which relate to his time running two hedge funds and at Retrophin, a drug company. But he is much better known for instituting steep price increases on lifesaving drugs as a pharmaceutical entrepreneur.

    Several potential jurors on Monday blamed Mr. Shkreli broadly for the problems of the pharmaceutical industry. Three, for instance, castigated him for raising the price of the EpiPen. (He did not.)

    Others said they had been affected personally by Mr. Shkreli’s price increases. (The potential jurors were not identified by name in court.)

    A man said both of his parents took Daraprim, a drug for a rare parasitic infection. Mr. Shkreli raised its price to $750 a pill, from $13.50, overnight in 2015 while running Turing Pharmaceuticals.

    “The price has been going up in the last few years, so they can’t afford their drugs,” the prospective juror said of his parents. “They’re struggling to pay” for their daily medical routine.

    Further, the man said, he has several friends with H.I.V. or AIDS — people who may use Daraprim for infections — who cannot afford their drugs.

    Another man told the judge, Kiyo A. Matsumoto, “This is the price gouger of drugs.” He added: “My kids are on some of these drugs. This impacts my kids.”

    One woman mimicked throttling someone as she talked about Mr. Shkreli’s raising the price of “the AIDS drug.”

    “Who does that?” she said. “A person that puts profit over everything else?”

    When Judge Matsumoto told prospective jurors that Mr. Shkreli’s work in pharmaceuticals was not on trial, the prosecutor Alixandra Smith objected.

    “If the defendant takes the stand and testifies,” she said, prosecutors may introduce some of his exploits in the pharmaceutical world, too.

    Other potential jurors had bad reactions to Mr. Shkreli himself.

    One said she had not known what the trial was about when she walked in and saw Mr. Shkreli. “I looked right at him, and in my head, I said, ‘That’s a snake’ — not knowing who he was,” the woman said.



    After the potential juror had stepped down, Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer for Mr. Shkreli, said, “So much for the presumption of innocence.”

    The potential jurors were questioned at a sidebar with Judge Matsumoto, defense lawyers, prosecutors and one reporter from a news pool.

    The negative comments built up to the point that Mr. Brafman began to signal to Judge Matsumoto when potential jurors had said enough that he could challenge them for cause, to stop them from going “on a tirade against Mr. Shkreli.”

    Mr. Brafman said that he and the rest of Mr. Shkreli’s legal team had objected to the reporter’s presence at the sidebar for that reason, among others.

    “I’m anticipating an article, a piece, that will further complicate the already complicated job of defending someone so many people feel strongly about,” Mr. Brafman said.

    One potential juror told the judge that “you’d have to convince me he was innocent.”

    “The defendant is the face of corporate greed in America,” the man said.

    Judge Matsumoto said the judicial system started with a presumption of innocence.

    “I understand that, but everything I’ve seen,” the man began, before Mr. Brafman signaled by lifting his hand that he was challenging the man for cause.

    Only one potential juror seemed to side with Mr. Shkreli: a woman who said her former husband had a medical supply business that dealt with the stock market. “I would never convict him,” she said.

    The majority of prospective jurors were dismissed Monday for medical reasons or reasons related to work or vacation plans.

    On Tuesday, Judge Matsumoto will bring back about 40 of the potential jurors for further questioning, with as many as 100 more prospective jurors.
     
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  35. fsugrad99

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    That's just people that don't want to serve on a jury
     
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  37. Fancy

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    I have no idea what a typical jury selection dismissal percentage is but I bet this will get near the record. Dude fucking sucks.
     
  38. OHW

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    I'd lie and say I've never head of him before.
     
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  39. Brewtus

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    Closing arguments today. Should go to jury either this afternoon or tomorrow.
     
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  41. fsugrad99

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    Today was a good day
     
  42. Brewtus

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  45. Mister Me Too

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    Not a good day for people named Martin Shkreli:

     
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    Fuck yeah
     
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    What the fuck
     
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  49. devine

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    How much times he looking at