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Archives for September, 2006

One of the nutty aspects of the Medicare prescription drug program is the so-called “doughnut hole.”  The doughnut hole occurs once the beneficiary reaches a certain spending limit.  This is described in a recent Washington Post article: Under the standard plan, however, the government picks up the bulk of drug costs only until the beneficiary…

I Had A Dream

…That the hospital I work in finally installed an electronic medical record system.  I was messing around with it and discovered that the hospital administration had accessed a record of a sleep study the hospital had done on me.  It turned out that they were trying to figure out a way to use my brain…

More About the EPA’s Malfeasance

This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post.  Yesterday, I pointed out that the EPA ignored the advice of its own scientists in developing new rules for fine particulate matter pollution.  Now, we hear what some of those experts have to say.  Furthermore, they point out that the EPA not only ignored expert advice, it did…

Be Nice To America

…or we’ll bring democracy to your country. HT: Saline

Frank O’Donnell, writing at TomPaine.com, has an article about the RWOS as applied to clean air regulation.  It turns out that the EPA has developed new air quality standards for the control of particulate matter pollution.  But the new rules are not based upon the advice of their scientists and the scientists they involved in…

There is no additional comment needed; the study speaks for itself: Business grad students most likely to cheat: study Wed Sep 20, 2006 Reuters BOSTON (Reuters) – Graduate business students in the United States and Canada are more likely to cheat on their work than their counterparts in other academic fields, the author of a…

More Thoughts on DeVos and Chomsky

Funny how sometimes things fall into place.  Yesterday, I wrote a post about DeVos’ promotion of the teaching of Intelligent Design/Creationism.  I also heard that Hugo Chavez’ mention of Noam Chomsky’s book, Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance, resulted in instant promotion of the book to bestseller status.  That brought to mind the…

DeVos Promotes Intelligent Design

When I came home from work, and saw the headline: DeVos Backs Discussion of Intelligent Design, I knew I wanted to blog it.  Alas, I get the afternoon paper.  Ed Brayton gets the morning paper, and had already beaten me to it.  Not only that, but Mike and PZ had already added a few licks.…

Question for the Day

If you decry the practice of “legislating from the bench,” then why is it OK to legislate from the corporate boardroom?

The Foo Bar Is Closed

The Foo Bar is closed. You will have to come back in the morning.