Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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About Time. Now go after the crooks on Wall St.:
It's getting personal now. In a shift still evolving, federal enforcers are targeting individual executives in health care fraud cases that used to be aimed at impersonal corporations.
The new tactic is raising the anxiety level — and risks — for corporate honchos at drug companies, medical device manufacturers, nursing home chains and other major health care enterprises that deal with Medicare and Medicaid.
Previously, if a company got caught, its lawyers in many cases would be able to negotiate a financial settlement. The company would write the government a check for a number followed by lots of zeroes and promise not to break the rules again. Often the cost would just get passed on to customers.
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- What happens when the big one comes along? We are not ready.
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Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Only a matter of time before America is hit by a devastating Cyber Attack. It will happen because the government, media and business are not taking the threat more seriously:
Hackers launched a "significant and tenacious" cyber attack on Lockheed Martin, a major defense contractor holding highly sensitive information, but its secrets remained safe, the company said Saturday.
Lockheed Martin, the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon confirmed that the contractor's information systems had come under attack. Lt. Col. April Cunningham, speaking for the Defense Department, said the impact on the Pentagon "is minimal and we don't expect any adverse effect."
Still, the concerted attempt to breach the contractor's systems underscored the risk to the nation's critical defense data.
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This comes from a true champion of the people:
At a perilous period for both working and unemployed Americans, facing deep recession, corporate abandonment to China and other repressive regimes, and the Republicans’ virulent assault on livelihoods and labor rights, Kelber believes that AFL-CIO should be on the ramparts. Instead, he sees it as moribund, hunkering down, with control of the power and purse concentrated in the hands of the silent and Sphinx-like Federation officers and the tiny clique of bureaucrats who run the show.
“In the AFL-CIO, the rank-and-file have no voice in electing their officials, because only the candidates of the Old Guard can be on the ballot,” he writes.
Certainly, the AFL-CIO is not reflecting the old adage that when “the going gets tough, the tough get going.” They recoil from any public criticism of Barack Obama, who disregards or and humiliates them by his actions.
Mr. Obama promised labor in 2008 to press for a $9.50 federal minimum wage by 2011, and the Employee Free Choice Act, especially “card check,” and then forgot about both commitments. He has not spoken out and vigorously fought for an adequate OSHA inspection and enforcement budget to diminish the tens of thousands of workplace related fatalities every year. He’s been too busy managing drones, Kandahar and outlying regions of the quagmire of our undeclared wars.
Nothing Obama does seems to publically rile the AFL-CIO. In February, he crossed Lafayette Square from the White House with great fanfare to visit his pro-Republican opponents at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce yet declined to go around the corner and visit the AFL-CIO headquarters. Where was the public objection from the House of Labor?
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Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
White House Dilemma: What to Do With Elizabeth Warren
- She's become a threat to corporate interests. Question is whether the administration will abandon her like they've done with labor.
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Sarkozy backs Lagarde for IMF, China urges open race
- Only a matter of time before the Chinese start dictating terms.
A popular California teacher, accused earlier this week of helping students inhale chloroform, was arrested again when explosive material was found inside her chemistry classroom.
A bomb squad detonated a small vial of the highly explosive compound nitroglycerin after it was discovered at Livingston High School, south of Stockton.
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Ortega called the rise in the number of killings part of “a progressive disappearance of institutional conduct” within Venezuela’s municipal, state and federal police forces.
Venezuelans are generally distrustful of police. The government of President Hugo Chavez recently dissolved the Metropolitan Police in the capital of Caracas due to rampant corruption, violent crime by officers and widespread rights abuses.
The government created a new city police force — the National Bolivarian Police — last year as part of an effort to regain the trust of citizens and it plans to expand the force, establishing precincts in other cities.
Ortega’s group is closely examining 81 cases of extrajudicial killings between 2000 and 2009, but rights activists say many more such killings were committed during that period. Provea, another Venezuelan rights group, counted 199 extrajudicial killings between October 2009 and September 2010.
Cofavic’s study said few police officers responsible for unwarranted killings faced prosecution, which Ortega said has spurred an increase in such slayings.
“Less than 4 percent of the cases go to trial in Venezuela and that obviously creates a situation of institutional break down,” Ortega said.
Police responsible for killings frequently threaten or attack the relatives of victims seeking to intimidate them into not reporting the slayings to government authorities, Ortega said.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
- One for our side. This battle has been won. But the war continues.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
- A cyberattack is coming. And we are unprepared just as weren't prior to 9-11.
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- Chaos coming to a neighborhood near you. And the government won't do anything for us. They are too busy raising money from fatcats.
Federal authorities on Monday unveiled racketeering, gambling and loan shark charges against 13 alleged mob members, accusing them of crimes from threatening murder over unpaid debts to running illegal video machines in Philadelphia coffee shops.
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The number of violent crimes in the United States dropped significantly last year, to what appeared to be the lowest rate in nearly 40 years, a development that was considered puzzling partly because it ran counter to the prevailing expectation that crime would increase during a recession.
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Monday, May 23, 2011
- How could this pig be considered a strong candidate to become President of France.
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- And still there are no solutions being offered or coming. The press seems more interested in whether Newt Gingrich is overspending at Tiffanys.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Video- Hannity Unhinged: “Some Say” Obama “Virtually Spat In The Face Of The State Of Israel”
- The Neocons and their minions are are having a field day attacking Obama on his peace proposals. This is what happens when you stray from the partyline. No debate is allowed. Either you are 100% pro-Israel agenda or you are their enemy.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
West: Obama 'a black mascot' and 'black puppet' - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe - Boston.com
- Cornel West, a Princeton University professor and leading black intellectual, is harshly criticizing President Obama, a candidate he once supported but now calls “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.”
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Yahoo! Canada News
- This demonstrates fully the amorality of the French politician. The Socialists are worried about losing all credibility. What is particularly galling is the hypocrisy of French when it comes to sex. They also criticize America on this issue.
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Sunday, May 15, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Web expert: Obama certificate falls short in authenticity
- This is one of the sites that feeds the birther garbage.
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Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
It's amusing listening to the attempts to justify the President's visit to New York yesterday. It was an impromptu political stunt done simply to capitalize his killing of Bin Laden. You have a lot of work to still do, Mr.President. You gloat now. But pretty soon you'll be defending yourself against charges you are inept. Enjoy it while you can because there won't many more successes:
The president saw the bronze plaques with the names of the companies' fallen. But he shared a hearty firehouse meal (eggplant parmesan, mesclun salad, a shrimp-and-scallops dish), joked and talked sports.
From there, Obama dropped in on a police precinct and laid a wreath at ground zero in front of a "survivor tree" that somehow lived through the attacks. The ceremony was nearly silent and entirely nonpolitical; there were officials from both parties, and Rudolph Giuliani — the Republican mayor whose stewardship during the dark days of September 2001 is legendary — escorted Obama to the firehouse.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
There is a simple solution that will help answer the questions from the public. It would also silence the conspiratorialists and Republican opportunists. Show the photos the members of Congress and some news outlets. This would put kibosh on those who would use this matter like the Donald Trump uses the birther issue to attack Obama. It would also stop most of the press' preoccupation with this issue. It would also satisfy the concern that releasing the photos to the world would incite Muslims. We also don't gross pictures on our TV screens at dinner time, with our kids watching.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Oliver North Hits Back At Sean Hannity’s Critique Of Conflicting Reports On Bin Laden
- Ollie deserves credit for not following the official FOXNews line.
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No House resolution honoring SEAL's bin Laden mission
- They have no interest in anything that isn't anti-Obama.
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- Where are the jobs? Probably all went to Wall St.
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Glencore $11 billion IPO to make billionaires of bosses - Yahoo! News
- How many jobs will this create? How about zero.
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They took a great moment and turned it into a media circus. But it should be no surprise. The top story prior to the overkill coverage of Bin Laden's death--the royal wedding and the birther "controversy." It's all about selling sensationslism, not informing the public.
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