Archives By Month: May 2017

Restoring Accountability in Medical Practice, HealthCare, Government and Society

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:58 am By Del Meyer in Uncategorized

The Galen Institute, Grace-Marie Turner President, galen.org founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform. Grace-Marie has been instrumental in developing and promoting ideas for reform to transfer power over health care decisions to doctors and patients.  She speaks and writes extensively about incentives to promote a more competitive, […]

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Talk Radio Dialogues Connect with almost Everyone

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:56 am By Del Meyer in The World Wide Public Forum

In Depth Discussions with public, civic, national and international leaders, cultural, educational, political and religious commentary to broaden your perspective of our country and the world in which we live. Michael Medved, http://www.michaelmedved.com/ The Greatest Country on God’s Green Earth. The Michael Medved Show gives you insightful columns and commentary about culture, politics, videos, movie […]

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The Voice of Viet Nam

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:55 am By Del Meyer in In Memoriam

Trinh Thi Ngo (“Hanoi Hannah”), broadcaster for Voice of Vietnam, was 87 THE voice was faint, for the signal was weak between Hanoi and the Central Highlands. The Economist | From the print edition | Oct 13th 2016 Nonetheless, at 8pm Saigon time, after a day spent avoiding mantraps and pursuing the ever-elusive Vietcong, GIs […]

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Aphorism

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:54 am By Del Meyer in Words Of Wisdom

Government is in an endless pursuit of new ways to tax. It’s tough enough to pay taxes but making out the income tax forms seems to make it worse. They use to say that the only thing the government didn’t tax was taxes. Then President Johnson invented the surtax. . . , the power to […]

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Sinking California

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:53 am By Del Meyer in Hippocrates and His Kin

The leaning tower of San Francisco is not the only part of California that is sinking. More than 7 million acres (28,000 km2) of the Central valley are irrigated via an extensive system of reservoirs and canals. After a five-year drought, the reservoirs are drying up. The farmers in the central valley, the bread basket of the […]

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Death by Government

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:52 am By Del Meyer in Book Review

by R.J. Rummel Democide: Mass Murder by Government The line, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you,” takes on new meaning after reading R.J. Rummel’s devastating Death By Government. This century, estimates the University of Hawaii political scientist, the State has killed almost 170 million people. Death by Government is a compelling study of […]

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A Review of Regional Medical Journals: Sonoma Medicine

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:51 am By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

CULTURE: Decapitated by Beauty Rick Flinders, MD If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. —Emily Dickinson I spotted an empty seat at the bar, next to an elegantly dressed woman, and saw exactly the opportunity I was seeking. I took a seat, ordered […]

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The Political Pattern – 2016

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:50 am By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      We have just survived an historic election. There was a lot of name calling and confrontation. The looseness of Mrs. Clinton’s management of classified and top secret security information was well delineated by the Mr. Comey of the FBI. He declined to prosecute her. Do we understand why? Dr. Edwards:  I think Mr. […]

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CMS Paying Doctors Based on Quality is counter-productive

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:48 am By Del Meyer in Medical Myths

U.S. Officials Finalize Rule for Medicare Payments to Doctors By Melanie Evans | WSJ | Oct. 14, 2016 Federal health officials on Friday finalized a new rule for how Medicare pays U.S. doctors, part of a broader push by the White House to overhaul federal health spending. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released […]

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Gluttonous cigarette tax increases may be counterproductive

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:47 am By Del Meyer in Medical Gluttony

Wise Voters Largely Reject Tobacco Tax Increases Preston Cooper NOVEMBER 14, 2016 The tobacco tax increases on the ballot last week were earmarked for specific projects. Given that tobacco taxes are by construction an unreliable source of revenue, the funding for those projects would have been unreliable. When states pass tobacco tax increases, it would […]

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