NATIONAL: Why do we suffer the UN fools?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

UN committee calls for dumping US dollar…

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The dollar plunged today following a United Nations report which called for the greenback to be replaced as the global reserve currency by the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing rights (SDRs).

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The dollar is being targeted for destruction because the financial terrorists who caused the economic collapse in the first place want to exploit the crisis in order to institute a new global currency issued by a global central bank.

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(What side is George Sorros on? I bet he stands to make a pretty penny off this. He destroyed the Thai Baht, the British pound, and now is working on the US Dollar. Why don’t we have a Constitutional Gold and Silver currency?)

So why are we in the UN at all?

I’m not an isolationist, but have you seen who’s on their Human Rights Committee? Everyone who should be embarrassed at their presence! Argh!

We should withdraw our economic support. They want to dump the US dollar. Fine, we’ll help you start. We won’t give you any.

And where did the IMF get its start?

And, we should cut that nonsense off at the knees.

And, by the way, take your headquarters elsewhere. It’s disruptive. It’s corrupt. And, let someone else deal with their tin pot crack pot ideas. American kids trick or treat for UNICEF so that fat cats can get rich. Argh!

Get out of the UN now. Follow George’s dictum: NO entangling alliances!

It’s all part of that expansionist one world gooferment crap any way.

How does that Johnathan Martin line go: Makes no difference if I am ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away or three hundred tyrants ten miles away. Or something like that.

<insert Google’s “memory”>

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Among the most famous of those witticisms was one Dr. Byles reportedly delivered on 8 March 1770, during the funeral for the first four victims of the Boston Massacre. Witnesses estimated that several thousand people participated in the processions that day, dwarfing even the ceremony for Christopher Seider. Watching this crowd, Byles is said to have asked a young companion:

   which is better—to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away, or by three thousand tyrants not a mile away?

That remark even got into Mel Gibson’s mouth in the movie The Patriot. But how reliable is the quotation?

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Movies do have the power to inspire one.


Argh squared!

Argh cubed!

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NATIONAL: One uniform form for all health billing?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Saving Billions Of Dollars—And Physicians’ Time—By Streamlining Billing Practices

Source: Health Affairs

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The U.S. system of billing third parties for health care services is complex, expensive, and inefficient. Physicians end up using nearly 12 percent of their net patient service revenue to cover the costs of excessive administrative complexity. A single transparent set of payment rules for multiple payers, a single claim form, and standard rules of submission, among other innovations, would reduce the burden on the billing offices of physician organizations. On a national scale, our hypothetical modeling of these changes would translate into $7 billion of savings annually for physician and clinical services. Four hours of professional time per physician and five hours of practice support staff time could be saved each week.

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A uniform billing process. Now that’s a good idea. Even statewide that could be a winner. But why does it have to be imposed. Surely all involved can see how this would benefit the industry. I smell the government with politicians and bureaucrats all wanting to claim credit.

Doesn’t medicare have such a thing?

Seems like Frodo’s ring. One ring to rule them all?

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NATIONAL: WalMart plays “politics”

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009
It’s the economy (of scale), stupid!

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Wal-Mart is playing this masterfully: Cutting the legs from beneath its existing competitors, aborting its would-be competitors in the womb … and getting cookies and milk for “corporate social responsibility” in the process!

Nothing new under the sun, of course — from anti-trust to utilities to you name it, “big business” has always been the moving force behind the “progressive” initiatives supposedly intended to bring it to its knees. Big Government and Big Business are symbiotes.

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Another form of “regulatory capture”?

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NATIONAL: Expansion Of SCHIP Passes

Monday, February 2, 2009

Expansion Of SCHIP Passes, Millions Of Kids Get Health Insurance
February 1, 2009

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The Senate has agreed with the House and has approved an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), supplying millions of low-income children with health insurance.<br /> ….Washington (dbTechno) – The Senate has agreed with the House and has approved an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), supplying millions of low-income children with health insurance.

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While on the surface this seems that it’s a “great idea”, however let’s look at the “silent victim”. The taxpayer. We are getting hammered all over the place.

Is it efficient to send money to Washington in taxes? After all they take half for handling to send it to the states, the states “handle” it, and “distribute” it. What the “load” or losses do to friction of all those hands.

Is it effective to “insure” children in this manner? It’s not MY problem that parents haven’t provided for their children. I am taxed to educate them even though I had no part in the decision to have them or anything else. I’m not taxed to feed them. YET? Is that next?


And, we are sending a message to parents that they can’t take care of their own children without the gooferment. What happens when the choices conflict? You know they will. And, the queues for service and reimbursement?


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NATIONAL: Pearl Harbor — A testiment to FDR’s duplicity

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Interactive USS Arizona Memorial

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Read “Day of Deceit” and then talk to me about FDR!

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Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor is a book written by Robert Stinnett. First released in December 1999, the book interprets Freedom of Information Act material as a refutation to the official story that the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise.

Richard Bernstein wrote in the New York Times in December 1999 that, “it is difficult, after reading this copiously documented book, not to wonder about previously unchallenged assumptions about Pearl Harbor” though concluded that one is led to read the book with a “strong dose of skepticism”. Tom Roeser, conservative broadcaster and former fellow of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, writing in the Chicago Sun-Times described the book as “perhaps the most revelatory document of our time”.

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We have a lot of dead young men on this man’s watch!

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NATIONAL: All nations need to revise their “social insurance” schemes

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Libertarian Paternalism
by Jacob G. Hornberger

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Libertarianism stands for the principle that people should be free to keep their own money, handle their own retirement, and take care of their own parents and others through voluntary charity. That’s what genuine freedom is all about – the freedom to be responsible or irresponsible, the freedom to honor one’s parents or not, the freedom to help those in need or not. If people are forced to be responsible or caring, then they cannot truly be considered free.

Under Social Security, the state forcibly takes a portion of people’s earnings and distributes them to the elderly. Despite the illusion that the government has created with IOUs issued to the Social Security Administration by the Treasury Department, and contrary to what people have convinced themselves over the years, there is no Social Security fund and there never has been. The idea of a Social Security fund has long been a deception by the state and a self-deception by the citizenry. It consists of nothing more than IOUs issued by the Treasury Department in exchange for the cash that the Social Security Administration has collected, IOUs that cannot be paid until the government first raises the money (by additional taxes) to redeem them.

Thus, in actuality Social Security is a straight socialist transfer scheme – one in which the state takes a young Peter’s money to distribute it to an elderly Paul. In other words, it is a classic socialist or paternalistic program, one in which people look to government to play the role of a parent watching over and taking care of his adult children.

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These socialist programs represent the worst of socialism.

Racist / Sexist in that the transfer goes from poor black men to rich white women.

It’s an immoral theft. Left to their own devices, people could easily beat the negative one percent return.

It’s a Ponzi scheme where the current recipients are paid by the current taxpayers. As the population ages, the demographic change will swamp the system.

It’s a slush fund. Politicians “stole” the funds “deposited” for their favorite programs. Just another way, they can spend us into poverty.

There is literally nothing good about this program.

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NATIONAL: Putting the gooferment in health care .. ya gotta be kiddin

Sunday, September 9, 2007

A helping hand with checking patients

Consultant David Morgan tells Philip Smith why he’s invested in technology to give medical staff instant access to records.

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According to the National Patient Safety Agency, each year tens of thousands of NHS patients are given the wrong treatment or operation because of mistaken identity – and it can be very serious.

“There are the famous stories of people having the wrong kidney removed. As it was their only functioning kidney, the patients died,” said David Morgan, a consultant ENT surgeon at Birmingham Heartlands NHS Trust.

It’s a startling statistic even when placed in the context of a health service providing 49m hospital treatments a year. “The errors are usually the result of both human and system errors. It’s usually down to the operating list being changed at the last minute which can happen for a number of reasons,” he added.

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While doing casual duty while in the USAF waiting for orders in TX in 1970 (i.e., casual duty was making you a gopher while you were idle), I was assigned to the base hospital. (I had both civilian EMT training and the USAF survival schools under my belt.) In this role I was considered more useful than a candy stripper but less than a janitor. It was the first time, while waiting to transport a patient to the OR, that I saw an old full bird colonel surgeon say to a patient: “This leg, right?”. And, he had his crew of junior wanna bees, all agreeing. And, (I was stunned), he whips out this big old black magic marker and proceeds to write on the OTHER leg “wrong leg” all over it. He smiled knowingly and said “just to be sure”. Then to me “airmen, this man is ready for transport. Don’t drop him at the exit.” Everyone laughed at his joke. (He struck me as the kinda guy who didn’t take to mistakes.) Later, in my training, (that I never got to use), I was taught that when giving pain killers in the field to mark foreheads with Ax’s in lipstick and write details in magic marker on the stomach to prevent overdoses. Seems like these bozos in NHS could learn from the good colonel with some X’s and O’s. I think, if I was a patient, I’d have someone mark me as sort of self-help or self-defense. And we laff at witch doctors at least they don’t kill you with their pixie dust. Argh!

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