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Category Archives: Social Responsibility

Insurance Industry ‘Cancellations’: Another Name for Patient Dumping

There’s a name for what the insurance industry is doing to Obamacare. It’s called patient dumping and if they did it as a hospital or a hospice, it would be … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Same Script, Different Movie

Those of us with any historical memory at all will remember that the pretext for war in Afghanistan was 9/11, but the pretext for war in Iraq was not. Seemingly, … Continue reading

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September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zimmerman Prosecution Missed Three Key Pieces of Evidence

The George Zimmerman verdict left many people numb with disbelief. How could a jury NOT come to the obvious conclusion that Trayvon Martin, an innocent kid who had simply gone … Continue reading

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July 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Obama Presidency: Our Deepest Fears

For all its conflict, suspense, spy-vs.-spy thrills and road-raging races through bigotry, racism, fear-mongering, intelligence-gathering, gun-toting, vote-tampering, court-wrenching constitution-waving episodes of righteous indignation, the Obama presidency has to be one … Continue reading

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June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Modest Proposal For Disaster Response

A 10-step proposal for responding to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wild fires. Note: This idea was triggered watching a news report which noted there were no storm shelters in any … Continue reading

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May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Cool CEOs Don’t Need an Education’ is a Cynical Marketing Ploy

You’ve seen this proposition numerous times in the last couple of years. Start-up kings don’t need university education. Savvy youth don’t need a degree. College is not for everybody. The … Continue reading

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April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Why We Need An Assault Weapons Ban and A Strong SEC Chair

Today, Sen. Diane Feinstein introduced a bill, more than a year in the making, that would ban a range of assault weapons and ammunition magazines larger than 10 rounds, saying … Continue reading

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January 24, 2013 · 1 Comment