TROUBLING…

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Leach asked Burd while discussing one of several times that Theranos missed a promised milestone. In one instance, Burd said, “I was told that stacking six machines would generate a lot of heat and they were struggling with how to dissipate the heat.” But when Leach asked Burd whether Holmes mentioned technical issues as excuses for the other missed deadlines, the CEO’s answer was simply, “No.” Holmes, Leach seemed to be suggesting, had criminally withheld from Safeway the critical fact behind all the delays: Its product didn’t work.

IF YOU NEVER USED YOUR OWN PINPOINT PREDICTION PRODUCT TO TEST BUT RATHER OTHER PEOPLE’S MACHINES, WHAT THE FREAK IN HELL DO YOU HAVE AS A PRODUCT? NO DOUBT, THESE OLD FARTS ARE SUCKERS AND NO DOUBT MY READERS FAILURE IS NOT A CRIME, BUT DECEPTION IS…IF YOU CAN SELF-DECEIVE TO THE POINT OF ILL-RECOGNITION, YOU CAN EASILY DECEIVE ANYONE ELSE… WITHOUT THE SITUATION APPEARING AS A DECEPTIVE ONE…SHE IS SOMETHING…SHE’S SUCH AN EXPERT…IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO PERFECT SKILLS, SHE SURE PERFECTED HERS ALL THOSE WHILE THEY WERE TESTING, TESTING, TESTING…WHAT IS MOST TROUBLING TO ME IS THE AMMOUNT OF K9NEY INVOLVED IN PRODUCING NO RESULT WHILE OTHER PEOPLE SUFFER TO MAKE A DIME…IT IS TROUBLING…