JOBFINDING: Financial Analyst NYC

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NY, NY is seeking to fill this full time position.

Position Title: Financial Analyst – Job # 13590

Department: Radiology

Full Time – Exempt: Upper East Side Location

Benefits: Full time exempt employees earn over 4 weeks vacation each fiscal year, plus 3 personal days each anniversary year, plus two weeks of sick time. Benefits start the beginning of each month. You are vested in the pension plan immediately. In the event of a short term illness or disability, the Medical College also provides accrued sick pay and short term disability benefits.

More info on benefits: http://weill.cornell.edu/careers/exempt-employees.html

Position Summary:

Under direction, coordinates and supports the financial activities of the Department of Radiology; prepares financial and operational statements, associated analyses and provides recommendations to management for financial and operational improvements. Under direction. prepares and implements annual budget. Monitors payroll, supplemental compensation and all disbursements. Ensures income is recorded properly; assists investigators in preparation of NIH grants and grants & contracts budgets and post-award implementation of funded extramural research and clinical trials. Develops and maintains financial report systems; prepares monthly/quarterly statements of operations by division. Ensures deposits and transfer of funds revenues, MSA income, NYPH Joint Budget and recoveries are correctly reflected. Processes expenses; reviews check requisitions, purchase orders and travel reimbursements; reconciles expenses and transfers of expenses recorded. Sets up budgets and salary reallocation for grants implementation; monitors expenses of grants; ensures expenses comply with rules and regulations and PI is within budget; prepares monthly supplemental compensation schedule; performs other job related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics and two to three years experience in an Accounting or Finance Position, with two plus years with enterprise financial systems, database and spreadsheet applications required; Master’s degree in Business Administration preferred; previous experience with SAP, highly desired; knowledge of healthcare billing/revenue cycle expertise a plus; proficient in Microsoft Access and Excel; excellent organization and communication skills.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Please no agencies.

Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell’s triple mission of education, research, and patient care.

Weill Cornell Medical College’s educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow’s leaders in the field of medicine.

For consideration please forward resume and cover letter using our ON-LINE application system:

http://www.weill.cornell.edu/hr

Please apply to job number #13590

Be sure to check out other job openings available.

Please make sure to mention where you saw this ad when applying on our on-line system.

Thank you!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Weill Cornell Medical College

Weill.Cornell.edu

Weill Cornell Medical College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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SURVIVAL: A great tool for tree limbs

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/004817.php

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This little saw is excellent, fast cutting, light weight ( at 3 oz without the case), and folds up small making it highly portable. It can quickly saw branches and trees up to about 4-6 inches in diameter with its 28 inch long chain.

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For $25, no noise and no gas required. A perfect addition to a BOB!

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TINFOILHAT: JFK seems to have opposed the shadow government?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/curtin1.1.1.html

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
by Edward Curtin

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He (James Douglass) says it best: “The extent to which our national security state was systematically marshaled for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy remains incomprehensible to us. When we live in a system, we absorb and think in a system. We lack the independence needed to judge the system around us. Yet the evidence we have seen points toward our national security state, the systemic bubble in which we all live, as the source of Kennedy’s murder and immediate cover-up.”

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This tale is stunning. I have no idea what the truth is, but the “official story” is “barbara streisand”!

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PLATFORMS: Thinking “temporary” while MCBA is in for repair

http://www.walmart.com/ip/eMachines-Black-10.1-eM350-2074-Netbook-PC-with-Intel-Atom-N450-Processor-Windows-XP-Home/15231329

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eMachines Black 10.1″ eM350-2074 Netbook PC with Intel Atom N450 Processor & Windows XP Home

Free Shipping to Home

From $248.00

With its Intel Atom processor and dedicated graphics, the eMachines eM350-2074 Netbook PC powers through everyday apps and brings a great visual experience while remaining small and easily portable. This ultra-mobile black 10.1″ eMachines netbook PC is super light and less than 1″ thin, making it easy to tote anywhere. Plus, its larger keyboard and touchpad features are perfect for fast-paced, accurate data input while you’re on the move. With the eMachines eM350-2074 Netbook PC, you can stay connected to your mobile world.

eMachines Black 10.1″ eM350-2074 Netbook PC with Intel Atom N450 Processor, Windows XP Home

   * Intel Atom N450 processor

   1.66GHz, 667MHz Front Side Bus, 512KB L2 Cache

   * 1GB DDR2 system memory

   Allows you to do the computer basics of web surfing, emails and documents

   * 160GB SATA hard drive

   Store 106,000 photos, 45,000 songs or 84 hours of HD video and more on the black 10.1″ eMachines netbook PC

   * 10/100 Fast Ethernet; 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi

   Connect to a broadband modem or a wired broadband router with wired Ethernet, or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n WLAN built right into your PC

   * 10.1″ LED widescreen display

   Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 with 64MB of dedicated video memory, supporting Microsoft DirectX 9

Additional Features:

   * Built-in 1.3 megapixel Webcam

   * 2-in-1 digital media card reader

   * 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x VGA port, 1 x headphone/speaker/line-out jack, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port

   * 3-cell lithium-ion battery (up to 4 hours battery life)

Software:

   * Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3

   * Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day trial)

   * Microsoft Works 9

   * Norton Internet Security (60-day trial)

   * Windows Live Essentials Wave 3 (with Photo Gallery and Writer)

   * eMachines ePower Management, eMachines eRecovery Management

Support and Warranty:

   * 1-year parts and labor limited warranty with toll-free tech support

   * Restore discs are no longer included with PCs. We recommend you use the installed software to create your own restore and backup DVD the first week you use the black 10.1″ eMachines netbook PC.

What’s In The Box:

   * Power supply and power cord

   * 3-cell Li-Ion battery

   * Quick Start Guide and documentation

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It should be good enough for a week. But, can I then put ubuntu on it?

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POLITICAL: Who fed the tiger?

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=230049

Who fed the tiger?
Posted: November 18, 2010
Pat Buchanan

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Review commission chair Dan Slane says his members have concluded that “China is adopting a highly discriminatory policy of favoring domestic producers over foreign manufacturers. Under the guise of fostering ‘indigenous innovation’ … the government of China appears determined to exclude foreigners from bidding on government contracts at the central, provincial and local levels.”

Imagine that! The Chinese are ignoring WTO rules and putting China first. Don’t they understand how the Global Economy works? You’re not supposed to tilt the field in favor of the home team.

One knows not whether to laugh or cry.

The policy the Chinese are pursuing, economic nationalism, was virtually invented by the Republican Party. Protectionism was the declared policy of the GOP from the day its first president took office in 1861 to the day Calvin Coolidge left in 1929.

Free trade was the policy of a Great Britain whose clocks those generations of Americans cleaned, even as the Chinese are cleaning ours.

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It’s interesting to note that the Federal Gooferment was SUPPOSED to be funded by tariffs and excise taxes. If “We, The Sheeple” had stuck to that and followed old George’s RX about “entangling alliances”, then it’s hard to imagine we would not be much better off.

Sometime some one will have to explain to me how “global free trade” helps Americans?

We’ve demonstrated that the “Rich Globalists” seem to have done better than the average Detroit worker.

The Rust Belt comes to mind.

So how do we reverse course while it’s still not too late?

<1> We have to kill the FED. Andrew Jackson was right to kill the corrupt central bank.

<2> We have to create a link between gold and the dollar. Clearly, we need an AUTOMATIC AUTO-PILOT to control spending in the District of Corruption.

<3> We have to learn from the Bank of South Dakota. That’s a model of how to control local funds for the benefit of the “We, The Sheeple”. Note: That “bank” only services municipal Gooferments. No cash cow for banks to leech off of.

<4> We have to kill Fannie and Freddie. And, all Gooferment Sponsored Entities.

<5> Zero the corporate taxes! Only real people pay taxes; so let’s “de-cloak” how much we are really paying in taxes.

<6> Campaign Finance Reform: Only real people can give a candidate money and only from the region they will represent.

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SURVIVAL: Terrorists will try to bring the “war” home to the USA

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/fbi_thwarts_terrorist_bombing.html

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Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, a Somali-born U.S. citizen, was arrested at 5:42 p.m., 18 minutes before the tree lighting was to occur, on an accusation of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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What this demonstrates to me is that they will be unable to stop a true “lone wolf”. As soon as, “terrorism” can be done without help by one person, totally alone, then we are going to see more of these incidents but successful in “going off”. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen. But, we better prep like it will. And, personally, I’d stay out of crowds for the duration. With the nuts in the District of Corruption, a suitcase nuke here in the USA might be met with a global response. Argh!

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RANT: People making more than $250,000 a year

http://channel-surfing.blogspot.com/2010/11/tax-cuts-for-rich-or-food-for-poor.html

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tax cuts for the rich or food for the poor

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Washington debates tax cuts for people making more than $250,000 a year, while far too many struggle at the other end of the economic spectrum. Can you say skewed priorities?

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OK, I’ll try one more time.

You, and your thugs in Gooferment, have no right to steal wealth from honest hard working people.

The 250k nonsense ignores the fact that most small businesses file their taxes as an individual. So, in the frenzy of jealousy to “tax the rich”, you manage to screw most of the small businesses in the USA. Who do you think does most of the hiring?

When you have a “minimum wage”, you interfere with the right of people to freely contract. Minimum prices for wages ensure unemployment!

Please recognize that your “Big Gooferment” whine really hurts the little people. The rich have choices; the poor don’t. For example, the Maryland “millionaire’s tax”, John Kerry on where to dock that boat, doctors that limit their practices, the owner of the Buffalo Sabres moves to Florida, and on and on and on!

Oh and by the way, corporations DON’T pay taxes; only real people do. So guess who can’t avoid paying those “corporate taxes” with a large part of their income? Yup, the poor!

Argh! It seems so OBVIOUS.

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And, the false choice in the title is absurd. It’s not like an either or.

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INTERESTING: Separate School and State!

http://cafehayek.com/2010/11/school-lessons.html

School Lessons
by Don Boudreaux on November 26, 2010
in Education,Other People’s Money

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But why don’t supermarkets, restaurants, churches, apartment complexes, clothing stores, dog groomers, and other service providers in Fairfax County encounter the same problems that plague the school system? After all, the county is growing just as fast and just as unevenly for these merchants as it is for Fairfax County Public Schools. Yet we never hear that some coffee shops or department stores continue to be overcrowded while others are well under capacity. Why might this be?

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Of course, the answer is that the politicians and bureaucrats can not possibly know the answers. And, even if they did, they can’t possibly know how to “price” it. (How much of taxpayer money to “invest” in “stuff”?) A McDonalds is easier; an owner figures out how much of his wealth to risk. Of course, he’s going to be “right” more than any bunch of politicians and bureaucrats.

Sorry, but we must separate School and State!

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QUOTE: Alexander Solzhenitsyn on “Nothing left to lose”

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? … … …” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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RANT: TV services at the hospitals

TVR (Long Island, NY) supplies TV service at RWJU Hospital and SPU Hospital in New Brunswick NJ. The costs are absurd.

• At $5/day, that’s $150/month for a very limited service from Direct TV that has tremendous weather issues. I have cable service at two residential locations for $40/month. How is that comparable?

• They also rent phone services at $4/day or $120/month. I also have two residential services at 30$/month and cell phones at comparable rates.

• When they fail to collect the fee in person, their collection process charges an exorbitant “handling fee” of $2 on $4.50 “rental”.

I feel they are ripping off people that are a captive audience.

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MACBOOKAIR: Hardware problem. (Remember Apple Computers are on my “Not Recommended” list)

“No output sound devices defined” (No input either.)

Conclusion after ½ on the phone is it’s a hardware problem.

NOO, really!

Argh!

They want me to leave the machine for three days for them to diag, order parts, and repair.

You gotta be kidding me.

Or, I can send it in and this is with the extended warranty.

Argh!

This is for a machine that won’t sync. (They never figured that one out either.)

Hence my time machine is a giant router in disguise. That’s all it is good for.

Argh!

BAck when I first got the machine and wasn’t totally “on” it, the screen took a week to replace.

Cloud computing, with all it’s version control issues, is looking better and better.

Argh!

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QUOTE: Support, not illumination

http://nicholasnigro.blogspot.com/2010/11/drunks-and-lampposts.html

Legendary baseball broadcaster Vin Scully once said, “Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost—for support, not illumination.”

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But come to think of it, uber-controversial chitchat and proselytizing are unwelcome and not encouraged by most of us.

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But then keep your goons from bothering the rest of us. Unfortunately, these costumed dolts seem to think they have some right to use force on anyone who, without injuring someone else, object to their “help”.

Argj!!!

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IPAD: Some irritations with the IPAD

Major irritations with the way applications are handled on the IPAD. Can’t nuke stuff without going to iTunes. Some applications show up in the “settings”, but most do not. (Why is that?) After upgrading the os, I find I have a new piece of “crapware” added in. Said piece of software has a dumb “sequential” password validation against rules that are not known in advance.

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TINFOILHAT: The Obama Birth Certificate

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=231097

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I think those who have pushed resolution in the courts are brave and commendable for their efforts. But, as I have said countless times, there is no judge in America who is ever going to rule the sitting “president” ineligible. It’s just not going to happen. The judiciary is, like it or not, a political institution.

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Think about the ramifications of even one state approving such a bill and getting it signed into law by the governor.

It will mean that Barack Obama will have a tough decision to make in 2012. He is going to have to cough up what he has been unwilling to produce for the American people – a long-form birth certificate.

Now I don’t know why he has been unwilling to do that. But at this late date, I strongly suspect he can’t or won’t under any circumstances. Either it would prove him ineligible or what it will reveal is so embarrassing and contradictory to his stated life narrative that it would render him political toast.

So what will he do in the face of such a requirement by even one state?

He can’t afford to write off a state. To do so would be tantamount to an admission he is and has been ineligible from the beginning.

His only other option is not seeking re-election.

That is exactly my prediction of what will happen should one courageous state legislature and one courageous governor do the right thing – Obama’s media acolytes be damned.

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Yes, I’m a “birther”. Just too many things don’t add up. And, the final nail in the coffin of truth: why spend more than an estimated two point five million dollars to keep ALL the Obama historical documents “private”? Just explain that, and I’ll happily reconsider the “evidence”. Until that happens, I’ll adjust my tin foil hat and see what develops.

What will go in his “Presidential Library”? Everything since his election.

If BHO44 “chooses” not to seek reelection, it will make you wonder if he was EVER qualified.

In 60 years, the truth will come out. Just as it did about FDR “causing” Pearl Harbor and the JFK assassination. Those are just two that I’ve been following for decades. There are countless more “official stories” just waiting to have the “covers” ripped off.

The lesson this tin foil hat would like to have everyone learn is that the “official story” is rarely true. We may not know the “truth”, cue my Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men”, but you can be sure it’s NOT what you are being told.

Donna Nobis Pacem,

Responding to “I think I’m entitled to the truth!” “Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather

UBUNTU: Playing with U 10.10 on Luggable

Running it from the “try it option” off a CD I just burned.

(Old hardware is fun! Didn’t remember how loud or how heavy this “notebook” was. There’s a reason I called it “luggable”. Reminds me of the old Kaypro suitcase.)

First try it just hung. Second reboot it just worked.

Had to configure the wifi but it appears to work nicely. (No, refusal to connect as under U8.

Just starting to play.

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MONEY: Rage at the dying of the … … penny!

http://cafehayek.com/2010/11/uncommon-cents.html

Uncommon cents

by RUSS ROBERTS on NOVEMBER 17, 2010

in MONETARY POLICY

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The penny is almost irrelevant already.

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Doesn’t any one feel a sense of outrage? The reason the penny is a seen as burden is that the FED has stolen 97% of the value of a “dollar”. That’s wealth that has been stolen from “We, The Sheeple” as sure as it the Prez, any Prez of either of the supposed political parties, had taken a gun and robbed you in the street. The fact, that it’s done sight unseen by the magic of paper, doesn’t make it any less of a robbery. We just don’t see the masked men. But everyone’s attitude about the penny is the evidence that the crime was committed.

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POLITICAL: The only correct corporate tax rate is zero

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/11/21/0157216/Google-Warns-Irish-Government-Against-Tax-Increase

Posted by timothy on Sunday November 21, @02:02AM

from the shame-if-anything-was-to-happen dept.

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theodp writes “The Irish government has been given a stark warning from some of the biggest American companies in Ireland on the risk of a mass exodus if the country’s controversial low corporate tax rate is raised in return for an IMF/EU bailout to shore up the country’s beleaguered banking system. According to The Telegraph, a statement signed by senior execs at Microsoft, HP, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Intel points out that although Ireland’s tax rate may be low in European terms, it is not when compared with locations such as Singapore, India and China.

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Once again demonstrating that the only correct corporate tax rate is zero. Only real human beings pay taxes.

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INTERESTING: The TSA’s gloves (Updated: 26NOV10@1000)

Having spent a lot of tie in hospital lately. And, time in two different ones — RWJUH and SPUH — thankfully not as the patient — some of which was under “Neutropenic Precautions” and infection control. One thing that I vividly remember is the Nurses goign through gloves darn near every minute.

The gloves, while protecting the nurses and patients, were expendable. They could carry an infection from one patient to another.

How many times does the TSA screen change those gloves?

Any one test them?

So not only is the search a violation of everyone’s Fourth (i.e., secure in your person) and Fifth Amendment (i.e., takings) rights. Not only is that back scatter xray an unproven safe “medical device” (Has the FDA certified it?), that has radiologists publicly avoiding it and operated by unlicensed technicians.

But, those gloves could be a disease vector!

Anyone thought of that?

If they have I haven’t seen it.

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http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=232457

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINES
Doctors sound TSA germ alert
Dangers include syphilis, lice, viruses, ringworm
Posted: November 24, 2010 9:09 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh

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Syphilis, lice, gonorrhea, ringworm, chlamydia, staph, strep, noro and papilloma viruses all are part of the possible fringe benefits when airline passengers next go through a full hands-on pat-down by agents of the federal government’s Transportation Security Administration, according to doctors.

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“If an athlete with jock itch (a fungal infection) undergoes a TSA pat-down, that TSA agent could spread the passenger’s jock itch from his crotch to his armpits and neck. The same is true for a person suffering from ringworm or other skin fungal infections: Merely touching them and then touching another body part can cause them to spread,” the website said. “Even worse, if that same TSA agent does not change his or her gloves between pat-downs, they could be spreading jock itch, ringworm or other infections from traveler to traveler. So traveler #2 could end up with the jock itch picked up from traveler #1.”

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Glad to see that folks with MD after their name confirm my suspicions. Doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out. I’m surprised it took me so long to tumble to it. After my decade plus on the First Aid Squad, I should have been on it sooner. Touching ANYTHING after touching a patient without fresh gloves would most certainly get a reprimand.

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GOLD: Paper money is just waste paper

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/gold-standard-never-dies159.html  

The gold standard never dies
LewRockwell.Com
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
(11/12/10)

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John Maynard Keynes thought he had pretty well killed gold as a monetary standard back in the 1930s. Governments of the world did their best to help him. It took longer than they thought. Gold in the money survived all the way to Nixon, and it was he who finally drove the stake in once and for all. That was supposed to be the end of it, and the beginning of the glorious new age of paper prosperity. It didn’t work out as they thought.

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“We, The Sheeple” have to change our thinking. Fiat currency — paper is money because the “King” says it is — is nothing more than an IOU from the politicians and bureaucrats. They have no wealth; they can only spend what they steal from someone else.

Repeal the “legal tender” laws. Let the people choose what they will consider to be money.

Kill the FED.

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IPAD: the US-focused Daily

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/nov/21/ipad-newspaper-steve-jobs-rupert-murdoch

iPad ‘newspaper’ created by Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch
Apple and News Corp reportedly set to launch joint iPad news publication exclusively via download

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Rupert Murdoch, head of the media giant News Corp, and Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, are preparing to unveil a new digital “newspaper” called the Daily at the end of this month, according to reports in the US media.

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With no printing or distribution costs, the US-focused Daily will cost 99 cents (62p) a week.

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Unless it has the UK Sun’s Page 3 ladies, I don’t see the 50$/year working.

The FLIP application already on the IPAD for free has a better shot.

All these “media moguls” have done is to get “We, The Sheeple” to buy the reader and transfer all the costs to us from them.

The IPAD is a “game changer” but it’s not a “credit card machine” like a toll booth collector. When I first saw it, I thought it was nothing more than a heavy device to sell me stuff. That’s the way these guys are thinking of it. It’s really a tool that puts the cloud at your finger tips.

Just rearranging those proverbial deck chairs isn’t going to do it.

Micro-payments will.

If each issue cost a tenth of a penny, then maybe you have a chance. And, charge me when I buy it. Subscriptions, “applications” that have to be downloaded to do nothing more than cost your wealth, and “copy protection” (i.e., Digital RIghts Management) in general is not how dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) is consumed on the inet.

(Consumed is a bad word. It’s not “eaten”. It is digested, shared, and amplified. Absorbed might be better.)

This idea is a dud! The continued death throws of the old print media.

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GUNS: Everyone should be able to protect themselves

http://tinyurl.com/2wk8xjs

FL: Self-defense law gets man released from jail
Herald Tribune
11/10/10

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Gunfire erupted on a Newtown street in May, leaving Patrick Barbour dead on the road and Alphonse Gallo in jail facing a murder charge and the possibility of life behind bars. But a judge listened to the details of the killing and ruled that Gallo, 35, should not be prosecuted for murder because of Florida’s stand-your-ground law, which allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves. Gallo testified that Barbour and several other men confronted him May 15 …. The two had a minor fight about 30 minutes earlier. Gallo testified that Barbour, 24, threatened to rob him and then pulled a handgun from a pocket. Gallo, who had a concealed weapons permit to carry a handgun, said he drew his own gun and fired at Barbour three times.

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FL leads the way to common sense. Time to take back the Rights as embodied by the Second Amendment. We need Vermont-style open and concealed carry. Let’s sprinkle some sheepdogs in among the sheep. That should surprise the you-know-what out of those predators who make victims out of people who have been deprived of their RIGHT of self-defense by the Gooferment!

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TAGONIST: Eugene man sues cops, says criminal charge an attempt to cover up wrongful arrest

TAGONIST: Eugene may crosses the “boys in blue”

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/11/eugene_man_accuses_police_of_p.html

“You have no choice, you gotta charge the guy,” Crompton told the other officers. “Otherwise we are screwed.” Police took Kemp to jail on a misdemeanor charge of interfering with a police officer. They also ticketed him for being a pedestrian improperly on the highway.

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ANTAGONIST says:  How inconvenient that the dash cam caught the blue costumed thugs discussing how they were goign to infringe on this poor mundane’s rights. After all he should have been driving home from work like the rest of the “We, The Sheeple”. Good thing I’m not the judge or on the jury. I’d fire all three of the costumed thugs and subject them to the same penalties that they attempted to inflict on him like interfering and improperly pedestrianing. Then I throw in a multiplier for malfeasance in a public office, waste of everyone’s resources, and a little extra to deter future bad behavior by their “brother costumed thugs”.

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PROTAGONIST says:  Lol…not sure I have an alternate view….I wouldn’t be as harsh as you suggest, but the cops definitely were in the wrong here.

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What’s your opinion?

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INTERESTING: Every child is “sick”; hard to believe

http://tinyurl.com/25vmyb5

Survey: One in 10 US children has ADHD
Associated Press

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“A government survey says 1 in 10 US children has ADHD, a sizable increase from a few years earlier that researchers think might be explained by growing awareness and better screening. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, makes it hard for children to pay attention and control impulsive behavior. It’s often treated with drugs, behavioral therapy, or both. The new study found that about two-thirds of the children who have ADHD are on medication.” [editor’s note: So now they have done it; they’ve turned a legitimate ailment, affecting a very small number of children with severe learning disabilities, into an epidemic-level crisis that almost everyone has, and now can beg billions from the Feds to fund their game – SAT] (11/11/10)

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How can one out of every ten children be “broken”?

Stupid!

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