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Comment by the Collector In Chief

ENDNOTE: Flint mayor telling his constituents that the the water was safe after GM found that it was destroying engine parts.

2016-Feb-06

http://contrakrugman.com/ep-20-government-water-supply-is-contaminated-dont-blame-government-urges-krugman/

Ep. 20 Government Water Supply Is Contaminated? Don’t Blame Government, Urges Krugman
29 January 2016     |     Tom Woods 

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There’s no transcript; so you’ll have to listen to it.

Krugman claims that it’s not the Gooferment’s fault — not the Democratic mayor, maybe more the Republican governor, definitely not the Federal regulatory agencies, and certainly not the BHO44 administration.

Me thinks he (Krugman) protests too much!

While there is enough blame to go around, one has to focus on the iterations of poor local political management of financial affairs. As usual, generous Gooferment pensions and profligate spending by the Democratic machine have put this “city” in a hole that it’s unlikely to EVER get out of.

And, that becomes the fault primarily of the Republican governor who tried to sort of buy some time to get a good fix.

Argh!

Now I have no great love for any particular political “party” in this day and age, but I continue to be amazed at the Liberal Left’s ability to blame all manner of “disaster” on their opponents.

Listen to them demolish Krugman’s excuse party.

Thirty minutes well spent.

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ENDNOTE: A Jasper connection to an upcoming crisis

2016-Jan-30

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/01/andrew-p-napolitano/hillary-crowbar-motel/

Two Smoking Guns
By Andrew P. Napolitano
January 14, 2016

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If the FBI recommends indictment and the attorney general declines to do so, expect Saturday Night Massacre-like leaks of draft indictments, whistleblower revelations and litigation, and FBI resignations, led by the fiercely independent and intellectually honest FBI Director James Comey himself.

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James Comey is the son of a Jasper J. Brien Comey Class of 1953.

I sense a Constitutional crisis coming that will make Watergate look like chump change.

Let’s hope and pray that all involved do the right thing.

Otherwise, it’s going to get very ugly very fast.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: Utterly self-center boob is called out on facebook

2016-Jan-23

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/01/04/bar-manager-publicly-sets-the-record-straight-after-woman-posts-facebook-comment-slamming-the-junkie-who-overdosed-on-new-years-eve/

Fed-Up Bar Manager Sets Record Straight After Woman Slams His Business for Allowing Dying ‘Junkie’ to Ruin Her New Year’s Eve Dinner
Jan. 4, 2016 11:34am
Kaitlyn Schallhorn

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Kilroy’s manager, Chris Burton, saw the irate customer’s complaint, and while he expressed his relief that she would not be patronizing the establishment any longer, he did take the time to set the record straight — and his response is going viral.

Burton wrote:

Hi Holly, thanks for reaching out! We love feedback, whether it be positive or negative. I especially like feedback like this so others can see the disgusting people that we have to deal with sometimes.

First of all, the ‘overdosing junkie’ that you speak of was a 70+ year old woman who had a heart attack. Thankfully she was finally revived at the hospital and survived. It sounds like you were very concerned about her so I thought you should know. This poor lady, who was celebrating New Year’s Eve with her husband and son, had to be placed on the floor of a completely packed bar and have her shirt removed in front of everyone so the paramedics could work on her.

But I can completely understand why you think being intoxicated assholes that didn’t understand your bill should take priority over a human life. I especially appreciate you making your server (who doesn’t curse) cry as well. I’m sure she really enjoyed working on New Year’s Eve just to deal with people such as yourself. I personally had to leave a show to take a phone call from an emotional manager telling me someone died at Kilroy’s and that other employees were not doing so well dealing with this. (At the time they didn’t know that she was going to make it.) So I understand how inconvenient this was to your night.

But honestly, I’m glad to hear you won’t be coming back to Kilroy’s because we wouldn’t want anyone as cold hearted and nasty as you returning. I appreciate anyone who chooses to spend their money at Kilroy’s until they act like you. You can take your money anywhere else after that, and I won’t lose a second of sleep over it. Happy New Year!

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I would hope that everyone would remember the value of human life.

For someone to be that self-centered, is shocking to me.

I hope I never think like this boob. Or if I do, I keep my mouth shut and my fingers off the keyboard.

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: The Gooferment WILL delay or prevent good care

2016-Jan-16

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/02/new-rules-for-our-healths-digital-future/

CRUNCH NETWORK
New Rules For Our Health’s Digital Future
Posted 2016-Jan-02 by Thomas Hwang

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Payment rules shape access to technology

Every year, CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) develops regulations governing the payment of treatments and services provided to the one in three Americans covered by Medicare or Medicaid. They determine not only which technologies will be funded, but also how, when and at what level they will be reimbursed.

Payment matters. So to lack reimbursement is, effectively, to not exist at all.

For example, even though it’s becoming a common feature in the commercial market, telemedicine adoption in the Medicare population remains rare. CMS restricts when “e-visits” can be reimbursed — typically only if the patient is already physically present at a physician’s office or hospital, only in rural areas and only by live, two-way video.

Similarly, Medicare pays for diabetes screening and treatment, but is silent on whether evidence-based behavioral and technology-enabled interventions intended to prevent disease are reimbursable. Unsurprisingly, to date, few seniors have participated in these preventative activities.

“Of particular concern,” the agency has admitted in the past, “is the adequacy of Medicare’s payment systems in facilitating access to new technologies for Medicare beneficiaries.”

Although difficult to quantify, the downstream effects may go further than access alone. These policies also shape how entrepreneurs and investors size up market opportunities and form views on product strategy. By erecting barriers to adoption of technology, CMS could inadvertently subvert its very development.

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The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

So WHY do we permit it to screw up something so important as “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or  any thing else!

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ENDNOTE: Huge Fukushima Cover-Up Exposed

2015-Jan-09

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/12/tyler-durden/huge-fukushima-cover-exposed/

Huge Fukushima Cover-Up Exposed, Government Scientists In Meltdown
By Tyler Durden Zero Hedge
December 21, 2015

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Without directly challenging the U.S. government’s “safe” radiation limits, Buesseler obliquely references the fact that any radioactive contamination of the ocean is cause for concern.

“Despite the fact that the levels of contamination off our shores remain well below government-established safety limits for human health or to marine life,” he said, “the changing values underscore the need to more closely monitor contamination levels across the Pacific.”

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Oh, I feel much better now.

If I was on the Let Coast, no so much.

YMMV!

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ENDNOTE: Swift-mas?

2015-Jan-02

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/taylor-swift-elf-christmas

ENTERTAINMENT
Proof Taylor Swift Is An Actual Elf
And it’s visual proof no less.
Casey Lewis
DEC 26, 2015 11:07AM EST

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If you’re beginning to think Taylor might actually be Santa Claus, well, same. But her lack of snowy-white facial hair and cookie belly complicates that theory a bit. Besides, it would take some Hannah Montana-level trickery to be both a world-famous pop star and a folkloric grandfather.

Now, though, we finally get it: Taylor is an actual card-carrying, North Pole-dwelling, Drake-quoting elf.

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Now I know you’re used to me grumping or ranting in this space week after week. And the happy stuff goes in front, being all positivity and such.

But, this endnote is about a really lady in the entertainment industry. That industry is a cesspool of ego, greed, and narcism. Revolving beds and 60 minute “marriages” revolt me.

Here’s a contra-example. 

Noblesse oblige

This young woman has everything it seems but yet still seems to take great person joy in surprising her fans in strange ways. 

Now bear in mind, any fan would be pleased with merely a post on their Facebook page or twitter stream from @tswift13, but to get Christmas / Hanukah presents from “her ladyship” (after all she’s like American royalty). Then imagine a personal visit delivering the gifts. 

It seems that when she does a concert, she always makes time for sick children. Even showing up at the hospital. (I see her as another Princess Di! The best of “royalty”.)

(I’m sure some of it is PR, but if it was that easy, then why don’t other “stars” do it?)

I’ve been watching her since she was a fledgling star with her break out song about “Tim McGraw”. And, she captured my imagination with an early music video of “Mary’s song”. 

FMPOV she deserves all the blessing she’s receiving, because she passes them right along.

And, after all what’s wrong with a fat old white guy injineer poor old senior citizen on a fixed income being an OLD “swiftie”!

Laugh, I hope when I win the Lotto, I can have such class and generosity.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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If you’re beginning to think Taylor might actually be Santa Claus, well, same. But her lack of snowy-white facial hair and cookie belly complicates that theory a bit. Besides, it would take some Hannah Montana-level trickery to be both a world-famous pop star and a folkloric grandfather.
Now, though, we finally get it: Taylor is an actual card-carrying, North Pole-dwelling, Drake-quoting elf.

ENDNOTE: “… … they only recover their senses slowly … …”

2015-Dec-26

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/12/jim-quinn/men-think-herds/

Living a Lie
By Jim Quinn
The Burning Platform
December 12, 2015

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Our country has gone mad over the last few decades. We had a chance to come to our senses in 2008, wipe away the debt, liquidate the criminal Wall Street banks, prosecute the perpetrators, and reorient our economy and society back to one built upon savings and investment, rather than borrowing and consumption. It was not to be, as Bernanke and the Deep State decided their best interests trumped the interests of the people. The coming collapse hopefully will force Americans to come to their senses one by one.

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” – Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, 1841

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Unfortunately, this is the time of year, when the exuberance of the season drives folks to overspend.

In my own case, as fat old white guy injineer who is a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income, I don’t overspend. And, I try and tell folks NOT to buy me presents. I don’t need anything, don’t want for anything, and most certainly don’t what them to go into debt to buy me something.

But yet no one listens.

It’s like they forget I’m a “bahhhh humbug” kinda guy. It’s supposed to be a season for peace; not purchases.

Hope folks listened this year. 

The current 18T+ national debt and the guesstimated 200T+ in unfunded liabilities that our posterity will have to deal with should be the reason to calm the season’s buying frenzy down.

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