Nobel Industrial-Military Complex Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize committee must be a bunch or drones, or drone makers such as the makers of the Reaper or Predator drones, to give President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Leading up to the 2008 election, President Obama promised to pull our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan. He also said that we would close down Guantanamo.

I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. – Barack Obama Campaign Promise

Since becoming president, Obama has expanded the war deep inside Pakistan, into Yemen, Libya with black ops teams, loafers on the ground operatives, death dealing drones, tomahawk missiles, and a chorus of condemnation. In addition, the Obama administration is pushing for steps that would ultimately bring us closer to attacking Syria and/or Iran. Now Obama has committed to sending US military advisers, code for black ops, into Uganda. To be honest, this is more about hitting sales quotas for new military hardware than humanitarian concerns for the people of Uganda. Don’t forget that President Obama went on a Military-Industrial Complex sales roadshow in India.

The Drug Industry Larger than Recording Industry

Here is an eye-opening comparison of financial numbers between the United States recording industry and the sale of Lipitor. Lipitor is a drug used to fight high cholesterol. The sale of this one drug made Pfizer, its maker, $5.7 billion in 2009. For that same period, the whole of the United States sales of recorded music made the industry a total of $4.6 billion. One drug for one company, made $1 billion more than the recording industry. Not only does the record industry take in less money that the maker of Lipitor, but that is sliced up into far more slices.

Instead of wanting to grow up to be a pop star or break into American Idol I want to take chemistry! By the way, the estimated market for marijuana for the United States has been estimated to be somewhere between $30 to $50 billion.