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May 12, 2015 by Daiwa on daiwa
Just seems like something people would enjoy knowing.  Physicians are currently subject to the scrutiny of the following fraud-prevention agencies & programs (could be more for all I know):

 

HEAT  -  Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team

CERT  -  Comprehensive Error Rate Testing

MACs  -  Medicare Administrative Contractors

MEDICs  - Medicare Drug Integrity Contractors

RACs  - Recovery Audit Program Contrac...
http://www.wenningadvice.com/?tag=federal-reserve-board

Back around 2008, I posited that the U.S. was going exactly backwards, bailing out the crooks while ignoring the victims, the millions of people who lost their retirement or their homes.  Surprise, surprise, the crooks are now doing fine, while the victims are often still struggling to recover and, in many cases, failing. All reflected in the recent focus on financial inequality, of course.

I suggested back then that a real probl...
The Social Justice Warrior took a sip of coffee harvested by slave labor in South America. The hint of chocolate, brought to him thanks to the work of child labor in Africa filled the plastic cup that was made possible thanks to imported petroleum from a repressive regime. He gazed sternly at the screen on his MacBook whose parts came from forced labor in China. Something was wrong. His brow furrowed. Something was very wrong.

“I cannot buy this [game/movie/toy/rubber duck],” he whispered ...
September 20, 2014 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=1.12&soc=-3.33 

 

 
September 20, 2014 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
 
September 18, 2014 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
Typical conversation regarding a certain lawsuit goes something like this:

What about <Allegation 1>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 2>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 3>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 4>? They made it up. Oh come on, you’re saying they made it all up? Yes. Can you prove they made it up? Yes. How? Because their own witnesses claimed she did or she directly admitted to doing so during her deposition. ...
August 24, 2014 by Daiwa on daiwa
I feel I've awakened in some alternative universe.  If Tom Friedman does something like this, I'll know I have for sure.

 
I posted the blog below about two weeks back as a prequel to my commentary in my post on the solution for poverty.

"Breaking news!  The world currency exchange bank has announced that things are looking uncomfortably like 2007 all over again.  People are reportedly bidding up "asset bubbles" right and left in a desperate, frenzied attempt to beat the odds and get something - ANY positive return on their money.  A few people at the top of these multitude of instant pyramids jump...
May 18, 2014 by Daiwa on daiwa
On Friday, the White House (President Obama) published a statement commemorating the 10th annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17th.

May 17th was also Armed Forces Day, a Federal Holiday established during the Truman administration to honor our military members for their patriotic service.  The White House statement commemorating Armed Forces Day and reminding us to honor...  oh, wait.
May 18, 2014 by BigDogBigFeet on BDBF's Pound
Let's hear it for equality and fairness.  The world's greatest human achievement$$$.

Check this out!!

Money, Money, Money.
November 16, 2013 by Daiwa on daiwa
I applaud Charles Barkley for having the balls to defend his right to speak his mind, using whatever words he chooses, and to point out, rightly, that 'white America' can't dictate how he speaks or what he says.

Unfortunately, he is enough of an unwitting racist that it's a one-way freedom in his mind - in his opinion, only black Americans can use that word freely.  White Americans must first be granted permission by black Americans to use it and then only in a setting an...
August 28, 2013 by jesseledesma on preserving life
We as people
are constantly engaged in threat assessment. 
When we look around, we evaluate people and things around us.  We use information get got from our
development to classify something as threat or not a threat.

There was a
time when grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and members of society told
their children to watch out for black people. 
The children who received these messages used them and passed them on to
their children.

Today, I was
reading an arti...
August 9, 2013 by Daiwa on daiwa
So sad.  And infuriating.
As discussed here, the climate models that predicted a rapidly warming earth continue to be way way off.

 



The measured results and the projected results are way off. I’ve received a lot of grief over the years from friends, family and colleagues because I’m a global warming “skeptic” (particularly about AGW). 

Now mind you, I drive an electric car powered by a solar array and live in a house heated and cooled through Geothermal and had a gold rating from the NAH...
I was reading a forum discussion regarding a car shop owner who lost his temper with a customer and berated them (hurled a bunch of profanity at them). The customer filed a suit against them for emotional distress. I couldn’t find a link to verify if this is even a real lawsuit but the discussion itself was illuminating.

One of the participants said that they hope that the car shop owner “gets taken to the cleaners”.

Really? This is the society these people want to see? Someone being ...