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Thursday, October 18, 2018

I turned off the news tonight -- to regain some semblance of sanity. In the past few weeks, we have been through two destructive hurricanes and journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Turkey. Yet, what has Trump been doing? ... to get the press and other Fake News off his butt, he decided to attack Stormy Daniels, the woman he had an affair with ... And of course, Trump resurrected his "Pocahontas" nickname for Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, and potential presidential challenger ... There's a bigger problem than Trump being a disgusting misogynist and an embarrassment to the country. It has become fairly obvious that dictators love Trump. Why? Because he is afraid to stand up to them ... There are so many issues that demand our attention, and they are far bigger than the petty garbage Trump is continually spewing in an attempt to keep the public divided between "them" and "us." ... I wonder what happened to being an American? read more


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stephen Hawking has a final message for humanity: If robots don't get us, climate change will ... Hawking, who died at age 76 of a degenerative neurological disease earlier this year, offers his parting thoughts in a posthumously published book called Brief Answers To The Big Questions, which comes out Tuesday ... It's a message worth heeding from a man who is probably the most renowned scientist since Einstein, best known for his discovery of how black holes function ... Hawking's book A Brief History of Time sold more than 10 million copies and tackled questions as big as "How did the universe begin?" and "What will happen when it ends?" in language simple enough for the average reader. read more


An unvaccinated child in Florida has died from the flu, becoming the first person to succumb to the disease season, Florida state health officials announced Monday ... The child was diagnosed with influenza B and died sometime between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6, according to the Florida Department of Health. read more


Monday, October 15, 2018

President Trump's latest addition to White House decor is a kitschy fantasy painting that shows him relaxing with Republican presidents of the past -- an update to a best-selling image commonly found in tourist gift shops and online galleries. read more


Saturday, October 13, 2018

More than 8,000 people have shared a Facebook post about a man who said he was asked to cover his face inside a Walterboro store ... "I feel somebody reach up and grab me like this and jerk me into her office," Evans said ... Kirby Evans said someone who works at Forks Pit Stop asked him on Monday to cover his face if he wanted to eat food he bought at the store ... Evans lost one of his eyes and his nose during a fight with cancer ... Evans said he has been eating at Forks for a long time, but this is the first time he was asked to cover his face. read more


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Conservatives mount a whisper campaign smearing Khashoggi in defense of Trump
www.washingtonpost.com

Hard-line Republicans and conservative commentators are mounting a whispering campaign against Jamal Khashoggi that is designed to protect President Trump from criticism of his handling of the dissident journalist's alleged murder by operatives of Saudi Arabia -- and support Trump's continued aversion to a forceful response ...

Lemme guess, these hard-line conservatives are actually super-duper-uber secret operatives working for Hillary and the DNC -- amirite?

Here's a little primer on just how much the CBO got wrong with its ACA projections:

www.forbes.com

#15 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

TOP TEN REASONS WHY HEALTHCARE COSTS ARE RISING
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[16:05 – 21:35]

1. Population growth and aging
2. Uncontrolled proliferation of technology
3. Increasing chronic care demands
4. Direct to consumer marketing of healthcare products and services
5. Restriction of managed care practices
6. Legislative healthcare mandates
7. Consolidation of healthcare providers
8. Rising liability insurance costs
9. Excessive demand ("Consumptive Society")
10. Care variation from best evidence (i.e. poor quality)

# 1 accounts for 50% of the reasons why costs continue to rise, and it's not going to change for another 20 years or so.

#10 is all the waste in healthcare, around 30% that is no benefit to patients ... and it's the ACA tamping down on this aspect is where current savings are coming from.

I don't expect you to understand this, despite me posting it on the DR a ba-zillion times.

And you could listen to Dr. Kizer explain it, I've given you exactly where to go in the lecture.

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