Legalist is a Peter Thiel-funded startup whose business-model is to buy legal grievances in exchange for a license to sue on behalf of its users, a practice called champerty that was most notoriously used by Thiel himself when he backed the lawsuits that brought down Gawker Media in an act of petty vengeance. (more…)
Hulk Hogan used to be known as a WWE Hall of Famer before he helped kill the now-defunct website Gawker with the help of Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel in a trial about a leaked sex tape last year. Still scrubbed from WWE’s website, Hogan, who lives in Clearwater, Fla., did little to help his […]
Attorney Charles J. Harder helped Hogan and Peter Thiel take down Gawker last year.
Attorney Charles J. Harder used a lawsuit by professional wrestler Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea and billionaire Peter Thiel’s money to bankrupt and ultimately take down Gawker.com and has now filed a suit against feminist blog Jezebel. The New York Post reported Thursday that Harder...
Peter Thiel famously said ‘we wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters‘. Personally, after watching Season 3 of Narcos, all I want is season 4 of Narcos. In the meantime, it seems we do have flying cars. Lilium sounds wicked cool. Show More Summary
When he's not busy shutting down media outlets he holds a grudge against or letting the President of the United States fondle his hand, PayPal tycoon Peter Thiel has a new hobby...
Russians have to get out of their SF consulate by Saturday, a SJ State professor is living out of her car, and Peter Thiel is funding some sort of off-shore herpes vaccine trial. [ more › ]
Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’ve mentioned Peter Thiel before — he’s the billionaire tech bro who supports Donald Trump and paid millions to shut down Gawker... (Read more...) The post Injecting People with Herpes for Fun and Profit appeared first on Skepchick.
The government of St. Kitts and Nevis says it was never notified of the trial, which experimented with live viruses on humans.
But the scientific process may stop him in his tracks.
NEW MERCH. Trump Tower gift shop. ‘Two NYC-based artists secretly slipped some items inside the merchandising outpost of the Trump Tower’s lower lobby. Among them: A Trump-emblazoned KKK hood “for fine people,” sealed packages… Read The...Show More Summary
I've discussed so-called "right-to-try" laws, which promise to speed experimental drugs to terminally ill patients, but which in reality are about weakening and bypassing the FDA. Now über-Libertarian Peter Thiel is trying a new tactic...Show More Summary
Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is among a group of investors backing the offshore testing of an experimental herpes vaccine -- flouting US protections for patients in human clinical trials, in a move considered broadly unethical. More »
LONDON – Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel has led a $10 million seed funding round into Berlin-based "InsurTech" startup Coya. Thiel's fund Valar Ventures led the round, which also included funding from e.ventures, and La Famiglia,...Show More Summary
“EVADING” SEEMS A RATHER PEJORATIVE CHOICE OF WORDS, DOESN’T IT? Peter Thiel funds offshore test of herpes vaccine, evading U.S. safety regulations. Defying U.S. safety protections for human trials, an American university and a group of wealthy libertarians, including a prominent Donald Trump supporter, are backing the offshore testing of an experimental herpes vaccine. The […]
With no FDA or institutional oversight, investors hope to send a message.
WASHINGTON – Defying U.S. safety protections for human trials, an American university and a group of wealthy libertarians, including a prominent Donald Trump supporter, are backing the offshore testing of an experimental herpes vaccine. The American businessmen, including Trump adviser Peter...
The Trump adviser is part of a group of wealthy businessmen spending millions to test the vaccine on people—while evading Food and Drug Administration regulations.
Gawker shut down exactly one year ago after a lawsuit involving Hulk Hogan and billionaire Peter Thiel, and in the Washington Post, Michael J. Socolow mourns the loss. "Gawker might have been foolhardy, reckless and ultimately self-destructive, but it was also, above all, courageous," he writes. "With the hindsight of...