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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Piece on Chicago Elections

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people."

What does this quote have to do with the Chicago Elections, read more.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Latest on Chicago Elections

Unfortunately, Chicago Elections 2011 was hacked last week. We only got up and running in the last couple days again, but here's the latest there.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Life at KROME

Here's a couple of pictures sent to me by a detainee at KROME, the ICE facility in Miami




Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Piece

Check out my latest piece at Chicago Elections 2011 on the chances of the Republicans in the upcoming municipal elections.

Dr. Jesse Cole Wins $4 Million Suit Against St. James

UPDATE: Please also check out my new book, The Definitive Dossier on PTSD in Whistleblowers, in which I dedicate chapter four entirely to the exploits of Dr. Anna Chacko along with this lawsuit.

The situation between Dr. Jesse Cole and St. James Hospital started long before Dr. Anna Chacko arrived there. That said, Dr. Chacko accused Dr. Cole of threatening her over the phone. It wasn't the first such accusation and Dr. Cole has been vindicated with a $4 million settlement announced yesterday.

One of the concepts in play in the case was the idea that Doctors should be employed independently rather than by the hospital itself.  Dr. Cole, along with two other radiologists, had hospital privileges but were self employed. Dr. Chacko came in with a team of four and all were employees of the hospital. Dr. Cole believes this creates a conflict of interest and it's one of the sources of conflict.

Here's how he explained the problem,
hospitals which employ doctors have too much power over the physician patient relationship. Employed doctors, exclusive contracts, etc. are euphemisms for corporate practice of medicine. What happened here in Butte was that the hospital justified what it did with no input from the medical staff. When the quality of care decliined, and it was brought to the hospital administrations covered up the problems, retaliated against employees who were making good faith complaints about the quality of care, and creating a second class, protected medical practice for it's employed physicians.

It is really a big problem nationwide that not enough attention has been paid to. The public thinks that hospitals adminstrations and doctors are on the same side...well...not always, and not exactly. The hospital administrations allegiance is to the bottom line.

You probably are familiar with the constant drumbeat  the presumed conflict of interest and adverse effect on physicians that pharmaceutical companies have on doctors with drug representatives and payments to doctors to present talks on drugs.

So...if doctors shouldn't  be allowed to accept a free Viagra pen and a pizza from a drug sale rep because it influences their practice...why is nobody asking what effect a hospital can have on a doctor it employs? What if an employed doctor wants to send a patient to another hospital or clinic which is in a competitor's hospital or practice?  In theory, the hospital administration is not supposed to interfere...but I will tell you that if an employed physician starts sending patients to, say, an outpatient imaging center not owned by the hospital, because it provides better care...the hospital CEO will make it known to that doctor who signs the paycheck.

In other words, what's the greater conflict of interest?  Getting a free Viagra pen, or answering to a hospital CEO who can influence how you  practice if you want to keep your job?

The corporate medical practice model is being adopted by the government...which wants to pay hospitals for a patient's care, then it will be up to the hospital to decide how to allocate the money to pay the doctors. This is the ACO...accountable care organization...which is another in a long line of failed promises...PPO's, HMO's, etc.  It is more dangerous because of the influence and power such a scheme necessarily hands over to a hospital.


Here's the full story of Dr. Chacko's time at St. James Hospital.

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Piece On Enrique Perez

Check out my latest installment on Chicago Elections 2011 with this piece on Enrique Perez, aldermanic candidate for the 2nd ward.

Olberman to Go Back to Work

That was one short suspension.

MSNBC says Keith Olbermann will be back on the air Tuesday, ending his suspension for violating NBC's rules against making political donations after two shows.

MSNBC's chief executive Phil Griffin said late Sunday that after several days of deliberation, he had determined that two days off the air was "an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy."


Gerard Beloin's Letter to the Media

Gerard Beloin has sent out this letter to the media...

We won! Now what? The fight is not over. It's RINO season.

I did not win the election last week but I won the ear of many winning conservative Republicans. I did not get the endorsement of one single politician but was endorsed by several taxpayer watchdog groups from across the country. They called my court cases and the recordings connected to them, "instrumental" in effecting the change of their laws in their states that are saving the taxpayers BILLIONS. That's right. Nationwide, that is BILLIONS in education funding money being grifted by organized crime. I can prove + or - $100 million per year being stolen in NH. 

It was so bad in Indiana, the Indiana AG wrote an opinion in our favor before the State legislature changed the laws. Hopefully, now that the Republicans (most are real, many are RINO's) have taken over the NH State House, the NH Senate and the NH Executive Council, they will use the proof developed here in NH that my affiliate taxpayer watchdog groups across the country are using to effect the change in our own NH state laws.

These recordings and the court cases tied to them, expose a sinister, new, nationwide scheme by members of organized crime designed to steal our tax dollars by the billions. "They have stopped using the baseball bat and the gun" to intimidate their opponents. It was too messy. They now use the their money and influence to buy up the politicians, prosecutors, court clerks and the judges to "dream up" criminal activity by their political opponents and then run them in circles in the courts until they run out of money. This is not fantasy. It has been proven in the courts, here in NH, and is being used to establish the credibility of other witnesses in other states by corroborating their identical testimony about the very same companies involved and with the very same criminals. 

Judges have ruled that recorded death threats by members of organized crime against members of taxpayer watchdog groups are not credible. Why?? Because the complainant is not dead!  That is a felony called a Misprison of felony. Now, in NH, according to precedent set by these judges, criminal threatening is no longer against the law. Fortunately, other states are not choosing to follow this insane precedent.

Judges dismissed charges, "with prejudice," on tape and then denied any such statement were ever made while reinstating the charges, after refusing to listen to the recordings proving him wrong!! That is also a felony. It is called falsification of public records. It is prosecuted under the perjury statutes. It is aiding and abetting SLAPPs.  If I did not do what I'm doing here today, I would be guilty of a felony for "being an accessory to a felony after the fact." Every public servant reading this article has the same legal obligation.

We are looking at political corruption, the likes we have never seen before in this state and in this country. In NH, specifically, we have judges refusing to dismiss charges when the prosecutor, informs the court, that he is being ordered to prosecute a political opponent, (that would be me) against his will, by his political bosses. You can hear the fear in his voice while he tries to do the right thing. Here are the transcripts. This US Attorney has defaulted twice since these recordings were made and the Judge Diane Nicolosi still refuses to dismiss the charges. 

According to Joe McQuaid and Drew Cline of the Manchester Union Leader, Nick Pappas, Kevin Landrigan and Andrew Wolfe of the Nashua Telegraph, Josh Rogers of NPR, Norma Love of AP, none of this is fit to print in the NH newspapers owned and controlled by the Scagliotti and Tomasko families.

With the Democrats in charge, working with their accomplices ("corrupt bastards") in the lame stream media, they got away with all of this for years. Now, will "these guys" still get away with it? If they do, it will be because the RINO's have been successful in co-opting the political agenda from the Tea Party Nation and "these guys" will have been successful in controlling their afore mentioned mouth pieces in the press.

Time will tell which Conservative Republican politician will develop a spine and grow a pair to take on "these guys". I can tell you which RINO Republicans in the Executive Council will not evolve. Ray Burton, Daniel St.Hilaire and Ray Wiezoreck. US Senator RINO, Judd Gregg, has been successful in installing his proxy Kelly Ayotte in his place

Time will tell.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Dossier on ACORN

Matt Vadum has published his new dossier of ACORN. You shouldn't read it merely because my piece on Wade Rathke is referenced on page 7, but that does add to the reading.