Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:49pm
A new policy by CVS Pharmacy requires every one of its nearly 200,000 employees who use its health plan to submit their weight, body fat, glucose levels and other vitals or pay a monthly fine. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Rainbow Girl on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:47pm
An enterprising reporter takes a deeper investigative look at hospital pricing for the individually insured or uninsured. Along the way, true stories to make you choke, and some great data gathering. The focus is on the question nobody ever asks from the perspective of the sucked-dry patient -- the astronomical irrationality of prices. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:06am
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Submitted by Alcuin on Sat, 01/07/2012 - 9:03am
There is a hugely funny comments section in response to the Kasama Project re-posting Glenn Greenwald's Salon piece on Ron Paul. Talk about exploding heads! I almost ruined my keyboard, eating my breakfast cereal and reading the comments! And Carl Davidson learned something! Rich. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 10:15pm
U.S. Government Glossed Over Cancer Concerns As It Rolled Out Airport X-Ray Scanners
On Sept. 23, 1998, a panel of radiation safety experts gathered at a Hilton hotel in Maryland to evaluate a new device that could detect hidden weapons and contraband. The machine, known as the Secure 1000, beamed X-rays at people to see underneath their clothing.
One after another, the experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration raised questions about the machine because it violated a longstanding principle in radiation safety — that humans shouldn’t be X-rayed unless there is a medical benefit. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Alcuin on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 6:49am
I went out of town on vacation in early November and when I returned, I decided to go hang out on Alternet for awhile. I had been told that it was a "center-right" site, but I didn't believe it. Well, I'm here to report that it is, indeed, a center-right site and might even qualify as a right-wing site, since there are so many Paul-, Rand-, and Obama-bots over there. I canceled my subscription to Alternet this morning, after posting a farewell message to one of the posters. I'm sure I won't be missed - a few will be shouting, "don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out", no doubt. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 7:15pm
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 9:26am
Just wondering, but how many of the OWS folk are brown and/or speak say, Spanish?
This is important, and will define the "movement." I bet a lot of you are like me (and color isn't important, in this sense) but if you are, you're too broke to pitch a tent in Manhattan. Because if you leave your job, you'll lose your house or apartment, and other stuff you need to live. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Tony Wikrent on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 1:51am
#OccupyWallStreet has issued an emergency appeal for support tonight, after New York City mayor (and billionaire) Michael Bloomberg directed NYPD to force the #OWS protesters out of the public space they have been camping in for over three weeks. Ostensibly, Mayor Billionberg wants the park area to be "cleaned," and so the protesters need to leave "temporarily."
The situation at the site of the #OWS camp is reportedly tense as police gather to begin their assault. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 8:22pm
"The one thing I can tell you for sure," [Bloomberg] said earlier in the interview, "is if anybody in the city breaks the law we will arrest them and turn them over the district attorneys."
ZOMG. I haven't laughed so hard in ages! Anybody?! Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 11:56am
A modest proposal from Izzatzo at CEPR:
In economics signalling is a means of gaining credibility between buyers and sellers and sacrifice is merely one of many ways to send a signal.
Friedman and Mahbubani understand that economic recovery must begin with economic signals like sacrifice designed to restore confidence before a turnaround can begin. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 8:12pm
Meh, for me today it was 12 hrs with one client and four more with another on the west coast later before I can sleep, so this is going to be short. I'd like to fill the rest in as I respond in the comments, reading what you all have to say. But the question is: what supplements do you take? Vitamins? Oils, cremes, salves, teas, and any other delivery device that doesn't come from Big Pharma or Big Ag, that helps you feel better? Why do you take them? How did you learn about them? Why do you know they work? What scientific-standard of proof can you offer they do, if only in your case? Read below the fold...
Submitted by jm on Fri, 06/03/2011 - 12:53am
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/30/2011 - 9:59am
They also plan to implement a series of new servicing standards such as verifying that affidavits submitted in foreclosure cases are accurate and complete, which banks failed to do in the recent “robo-signing” scandal. Read below the fold...