Little David

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Ah, sorry, was thinking about another deal. You are correct. I'll change it in the OP.
Johnson & Johnson through their subsidiary Janssen was already a partner with Pharmacyclics on the cancer drug that made Pharmacyclics so valuable. I believe they wanted to buy Pharmacyclics but were outbid by Abbvie.
 

Udarnik

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Johnson & Johnson through their subsidiary Janssen was already a partner with Pharmacyclics on the cancer drug that made Pharmacyclics so valuable. I believe they wanted to buy Pharmacyclics but were outbid by Abbvie.

That's correct. Abbvie inherited the J&J partnership when they bought Pharmacyclics. These mergers lead to all sorts of odd bedfellows. J&J has been sued in the past BY ABBOTT over competing with drugs it had inherited through deals by launching drugs from its pipeline.

Now they're bedfellows again. :omg:
 

Little David

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He be summarized a Genius Fool!

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Bob Duggan has had an exciting career with several very different chapters.

As a business man he be summarized in one word: Genius.

Genius in the way he approaches investments

Genius in the way he leads his teams

Genius in the way he inspires people around the world.

Genius in the way he always put Scientology, before everything including Bob Duggan the Billionaire entrepreneur.




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Grant Cardone, the one and only international American entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and sales expert that has spoken at the Pentagon and has launched training across the globe in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and more. He is highly suspect and regarded as a master bullshitter whose passion to teach people how to sell themselves a bunch of crap, their brand, and their dreams has driven him to unmatched heights. His books, audio programs, and seminars provide people of all professional backgrounds with the practical tools necessary to build their own economies towards the path to true freedom—financial freedom.

Scientology link: http://www.gamechangerconvention.com/



 

Udarnik

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I would characterize Duggan's style as the Blind Pig and Truffles school of Venture Capitalism.
 

Knows

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I saw a photo of Robert BOB Duggan. He LOOKS like David Miscavige, Grant Cardone and Tom Cruise.

These four criminals have shape shifted into looking like each other.

Are these four thetans (satans) the kingpin of Scientology?

If they get removed the whole things comes crumbling down.



(they think they are the few Big Being's responsible enough to carry the World on their back to save the planet....:lol:)

Think about how they think ^^^^^:lol::lol::lol:

Well, we know our targets now!

Go get em SP's... suppress the shit out of these four crims.

If you put enough suppression on their LINES - you will deem them the total failures that they are for supporting this evil cult that destroys lives in the name of 'religion'.


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Little David

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Cardone and Duggan, exercising on the Freewinds?:
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At a pool somewhere:
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Grant, Bob, David, unknown (Trish?) and Elena:
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David Duggan with his father Bob:
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Little David

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Article today by Tony Ortega about Reed Slatkin that mentions his connection to Bob Duggan:

"Kim Masters wrote a great story about Slatkin for Esquire that year. In Kim’s piece, readers learned that Reed’s uncle was Phil Spickler, father to actress Mimi Rogers, who was Reed’s cousin. Kim also pointed out that Reed got his start in investing from fellow Scientologist and California entrepreneur Bob Duggan."

http://tonyortega.org/2015/11/20/fi...and-scientologist-reed-slatkin-is-still-dead/
 

Elronius of Marcabia

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I saw a photo of Robert BOB Duggan. He LOOKS like David Miscavige, Grant Cardone and Tom Cruise.

These four criminals have shape shifted into looking like each other.

Are these four thetans (satans) the kingpin of Scientology?

If they get removed the whole things comes crumbling down.



(they think they are the few Big Being's responsible enough to carry the World on their back to save the planet....:lol:)

Think about how they think ^^^^^:lol::lol::lol:

Well, we know our targets now!

Go get em SP's... suppress the shit out of these four crims.

If you put enough suppression on their LINES - you will deem them the total failures that they are for supporting this evil cult that destroys lives in the name of 'religion'.


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Tiny Tom and his tinier friend Dave posing as tough guys :hysterical:
 

Little David

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Mike Rinder wrote:

"Where would scientology be without Bob Duggan? No wonder they warehouse his unwanted children for him. He appears everywhere. I heard he is planning on forking over in excess of $25 mil for the L. Ron Hubbard Hall boondoggle. And he was just awarded the newest IAS status — the only who gets his photo taken with He Who Shall Not Be Named at the Annual IAS Gala dinner. He is now a “Patron Diamond Invictus” – and the slimy butt sucking presentation that went along with it is enough to make even the strongest man gag. But that is the subject of another post to come when I get around to covering the IAS event."
 

Jump

Operating teatime

"... thereby advancing the dissemination of Dianetics and Scientology to unprecedented orders of magnitude."


Really? What does that actually mean. Even grammatically it is incorrect. A reference to an order of magnitude has to have a comparison point, but this is conveniently omitted.

Because it doesn't mean anything, it acts to keep thinking switched off. Thinking about that would cause an unease. 'Why would they say something that doesn't mean anything when they are the authorities?'. And that kind of 'enterbulation' is punished.

Being an often repeated phrase, it might be used as a kind of post-hypnotic command trigger where the givers feel all floaty needley and those that held back feel ethicsey and driven to give next time. Yes I made up some words, but the whole subject is just made up in the first place.



 

Northern Shewolf

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How old are the Ds? Mortrisha looks like a black-clad clay model, and playing mommy/daughter outfits I thought had gone out of fashion with the 1950s.....but it's Sciloonery, so doesn't matter that you show your fat varicosed legs to this crowd: they are all immunize against common sense.
Shewolf
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Little David

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How old are the Ds? Mortrisha looks like a black-clad clay model, and playing mommy/daughter outfits I thought had gone out of fashion with the 1950s.....but it's Sciloonery, so doesn't matter that you show your fat varicosed legs to this crowd: they are all immunize against common sense.
Shewolf
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Bob is 71, I don't know what age Trish is but she looks around 85.
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Little David

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From: http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_29313049/pharmacylics-miracle-cure-cancer-drug

SUNNYVALE -- The small biotech company Pharmacyclics was on the ropes, teetering toward bankruptcy. Its one big product had flopped. Its top chemist, co-founders and entire board of directors resigned, frustrated and disappointed. Its new CEO knew almost nothing about biotech. And then the recession hit.

All it had left was a single chemical, bought for chump change because no one else wanted it.

The tale of the company's triumph from that near-death experience is a stunning example of all that is tumultuous about biotech, an industry where noble pursuits to cure diseases collide with financial pressures to strike it rich -- and only a fraction of a fraction ever succeed. Pharmacyclics' little-known chemical, now a drug called Imbruvica, sent company shares soaring from $2 to $261.25 in one of the largest acquisitions in Silicon Valley history, when pharma giant AbbVie bought the Sunnyvale firm for $21 billion earlier this year.

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Bob Duggan arrived as a major new investor.

INVESTING IN A CURE


An astute businessman who knew nothing about drug-hunting, Duggan had built a successful career by investing in children's embroidery sets, fresh-baked cookies, European advertising billboards and robotics. He had been looking for a new project in 2004 with his windfall from the merger of his surgical-robots company, Computer Motion, to Intuitive Surgical. Like Miller and Sessler, he had a personal interest, witnessing his son's lost battle against brain cancer.


"I thought, 'If there's ever something I can do in that area that would make a difference ...' " Duggan said.


But it soon became clear that Xcytrin wasn't going to make that difference. As Duggan built his stake in the company and pushed for the drug to be tested on a variety of solid tumors, including brain tumors, Xcytrin kept getting denied by the FDA. Meanwhile, other approaches from competitors caught and surpassed it. While the final set of trials showed that patients receiving Xcytrin along with radiation lived longer than those who did not, the few months it gave was deemed statistically insignificant by the FDA.


Frustrated and disappointed, the men conceded by late 2007 that Xcytrin would never measure up.

snip:

Wall Street sent shares in Pharmacyclics plummeting to $2. Then, when it seemed that things couldn't possibly get worse, the recession hit, jeopardizing the chances for new investment.

Duggan, by then a director, decided to exercise a tender offer that pushed his stake to nearly a quarter of the company, and he took the reins as CEO.

He blamed Xcytrin's failure on poor study design and continued to push the drug, thinking one more trial would turn the FDA's head. And he demanded changes to the board that Miller didn't want to see.

In turn, Miller criticized Duggan's qualifications. "He has no medical background," Miller said. "I have a lot of respect for him, but he doesn't know anything about science.


"The bottom line is, sometimes nature is cruel," he added. "Sometimes something is good, but just not good enough."

With tensions growing, Miller left the company with more than 1.5 million stock options and a one-year severance package, including his $438,000 salary. Then he went to start another biotech company. Sessler went, too. So did the entire board of directors, en masse. "I didn't want to stay in that environment," Miller said.

But he left behind a gift -- one of the most lucrative Plan B's in Silicon Valley history.

continues: http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_29313049/pharmacylics-miracle-cure-cancer-drug
 

Udarnik

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OK, I have a juicy little bit of data. I met someone socially this holiday who had interviewed with Pharmacyclics a few months before the acquisition. They said, at least on the business side, that there WAS significant social pressure to engage with Scientology or WISE (this person was not really versed on Scientology, and at first confused them in their memory with Christian Science, but what they described was more Admin Tech in nature). The person said even at the interview the religious overtones in some of the offices of people they interviewed with creeped them out, and they turned down the second interview and walked away because their Bozo filter was pinging like crazy. Heh. If only more people had a finely tuned Bozo filter. :biggrin:
 

Little David

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I was joking above when I said Trish Duggan looks around 85, she's probably around the same age as her husband.

Tony Ortega has the latest trophy photo that was already posted above along with this comment on his blog today:

"A few months later, photos from the event show up in Impact, and we get to learn which of the super-rich Scientology families “upped their status” in the past year.

Since it’s this pod of generous whales that largely keep Scientology going, Miscavige encourages them by awarding them with giant trophies that signify how much they’ve given. And he has to keep coming up with new names for those trophies because one family in particular keeps forking over bigger and bigger amounts to the IAS war chest (along with a lot of other Scientology projects they prop up).


We’re talking, of course, of Bob and Trish Duggan and their children, the richest Scientologists in the world, and a family we’ve written about extensively in the past.

Once again, the Duggans upped their status in 2015, and Miscavige had to invent yet another name for the level of giving they had achieved. And once again, the Duggans were the only ones who had the honor of having Miscavige actually pose with them and their trophy for a photo. So, behold, the Duggan family, and their new trophy for achieving Diamond Invictus status!"

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“Diamond Invictus” — has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? And here’s what the magazine said were Miscavige’s words…

"And this brings us to our conclusion, for which there is no comparison anywhere on Earth. Because we are now talking about Diamond Invictus. This level was specifically created for this evening and represents the unconquerable soul of man. And hence, the trophy bears these words from LRH: “And we will win as surely and inevitably as the Earth will accomplish her next rotation around the sun.” Equally inevitably, we now come to those who are worthy of this title. And, I might add, there exist no adjectives, metaphors, analogies or expressions that can describe what these beings have done. Because their names are such that they leave one momentarily breathless, as if one were in the presence of greatness itself. And that is what they are. Because this is the moment of suspense in which I proudly announce the presence of Bob and Trish Duggan and family, now Diamond Invictus.

Touching, isn’t it? But OK, you’re wondering, just how much does a family have to donate over their careers as Scientologists in order to reach this level?


To answer that question, we’re going to review our method for how we estimate what the richies have given…

In 2006, the IAS published a list of these status levels, and how much you had to have donated over your career in order to qualify…

Patron: $50,000
Patron with Honors: $100,000
Patron Meritorious: $250,000
Silver Meritorious: $500,000
Gold Meritorious: $1,000,000
Platinum Meritorious: $2,500,000
Diamond Meritorious: $5,000,000
Patron Laureate: $10,000,000

A few years later, some additional levels were added, but no dollar amounts were listed. (Scientology had apparently figured out that everything they published ended up on the Internet or something.) The new, even higher levels…

Platinum Laureate
Diamond Laureate
Patron Excalibur
Platinum Excalibur
Diamond Excalibur
Patron Maximus

By extension, you would expect that if they went even higher, the next couple of levels would be Platinum Maximus, and Diamond Maximus. Also, at every level, you can also earn the additional tag “with Honors,” which means that you have given a bit more on the way to the next plateau.

Now, we’ve taken a stab at estimating what these higher statuses might stand for, using a conservative progression that is much less steep than the ones we already know about. Here’s our guesstimate:

Platinum Laureate — $12 million
Diamond Laureate — $15 million
Patron Excalibur — $20 million
Platinum Excalibur — $22 million
Diamond Excalibur — $25 million
Patron Maximus — $30 million
Platinum Maximus — $35 million
Diamond Maximus — $40 million

After we published that list, we heard from a person who had worked in Scientology finances who told us our progression was indeed conservative. But we’re going to stick with it, and now, we’ll try to extend it. Here’s our new guesstimate for the entire list of IAS statuses…

Lifetime membership $5,000
Sponsor $10,000
Crusader $25,000
Patron $50,000
Patron with Honors $100,000
Patron Meritorious $250,000
Silver Meritorious $500,000
Gold Meritorious $1 million
Platinum Meritorious $2.5 million
Diamond Meritorious $5 million
Patron Laureate $10 million
Platinum Laureate $12 million
Diamond Laureate $15 million
Patron Excalibur $20 million
Platinum Excalibur $22 million
Diamond Excalibur $25 million
Patron Maximus $30 million
Platinum Maximus $35 million
Diamond Maximus $40 million
Patron Invictus $50 million
Platinum Invictus $60 million

OK, so now the Duggan family has done it again, extending the top of the status list with “Diamond Invictus.” So what does that mean? We’re going to remain conservative and keep with the current progression. By which we mean, we’re going to assume that the Duggan family received Diamond Invictus status for donating another $10 million in 2015 to reach a total of $70 million to the IAS. The actual amount could be far higher, and we also believe that the Duggans have given millions more for specific Scientology building programs around the world. (But don’t fear for their finances. Bob Duggan sold his pharmaceutical company, Pharmacyclics, for about $22 billion last year, and his personal wealth, according to Forbes, is $3 billion.)"


continues with much more about other whales: http://tonyortega.org/2016/01/23/whale-watching-2016-edition-whos-keeping-scientology-afloat/
 
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