February 2015

Improvements to long term care and realizing changing the label on the door does not enhance care.

Some states will close or encourage a new management team come into manage the facility (this appears as things have changed, but just the labels have changed). Facilities are changing their name to rehabilitation but more than half of their patients are long term care (maybe a form of false advertising).

RICO, like Anti-trust laws, simply aren't enforced against the rich.

You'd think they could at least try. At least make some noise!?!

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)

More Bat Crap Craziness in Tennessee

Researchers place value to economy of healthy natural ecosystems at around $33 Trillion PER YEAR (1997)

It has since increased from 1997!

This from This from “Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet” by Tim Jackson:

In a paper published in 1997, ecological economists Robert Castanza and his colleagues estimated value of global ecosystem services amounted to around $33 trillion per year. At that time, the Global GDP was only $18 trillion per year.

"So protecting and enhancing ecosystems is vital to economic productivity in the future" according to the United Nations Environment Programme.

Study shows $100 billion/yr for 2 yrs on sustainability creates 2,000,000 jobs, while same amount on Oil industry creates fewer than 600,000 jobs.

Fracking is ECONOMICALLY INFERIOR

Lack of campaign finance reform is unnecessarily harming in our economy and damaging our world. In addition to Fracking being an environmental horror that is actively causing the 99% real cash loses, Fracking is ECONOMICALLY INFERIOR for the nation.

This from “Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet” by Tim Jackson

Inspection- Are You Anti-Vaccine?

This past week had a personal Facebook landmark, and an unfortunate one. I "unfriended" someone. Worse: it was a relative.

GREECE CLAIMING BILLIONS WWII WAR REPARATIONS

Greece in a move to leverage cooperation on loans, has asked 236 billion in reparations from Germany.

Keystone XL pipeline

A Keystone XL pipeline amendment proposed by a Democrat that requires gas storage and drilling to comply with the safe water drinking act, basically overriding the Dick Cheney exclusion amend mend is voted down by guess who?

The ANTI-GOVERNMENT REPUBLICAN PARTY.

On January 28 2015 The Koch Brothers announced that they will be spending

$980 million dollars in the upcoming elections.

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The Washington Post Reveals Cracks in Healthcare

Thom plus logo The sales pitch by so-called "moderate Democrats" and Republicans who take money from the insurance companies is that people "don't want to get kicked off their existing employer-provided health insurance plans." But workers don't make the choice of plans, their employers do.