You know you are being lied to when you see the construction some say or anything like it. Take today's assault on Medicare in Isvestia:
Some doctors — often internists but also gastroenterologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists and other specialists — are no longer accepting Medicare, either because they have opted out of the insurance system or they are not accepting new patients with Medicare coverage. The doctors’ reasons: reimbursement rates are too low and paperwork too much of a hassle.
I saw this written about by Jane Hamsher on FDL, Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism, and Ian Welsh on his blog. Sounds like a newsworthy report, with some strong recommendations, highly pertinent to what is going on in our government and economy. So, where was it reported? Read more about Elizabeth Warren: report calls for Treasury to be much tougher with Big Banksters
Police in Detroit have ruffled some feathers after they cracked down on an organized pillow fight at a downtown park.
The Detroit News reports that police at Campus Martius Park prevented the feathery fight Saturday by disarming pillow-toting participants. The bout was part of a worldwide event organized on social networking Web sites.
Hmmm. Read more about Damn!
Monday, April 6, is the fifth and final White House Health
DReform Forum, this time in Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles, California - April 6th
The forum will be held at The California Endowment located at 1000 N. Alameda Street. The event will start at 10:30am and doors open at 9:00am. Attendees must be seated by 10:00am. Folks should starting arriving no later than 8:30 a.m.
A new group named "A New Way Forward" is organizing nationwide local protests for a people's bailout next Saturday, April 11, at 2 PM EDT.
So, okay, I've been paying attention to Kings on the slim chance that NBC can program an imaginative drama instead of reality shows. Since it has Ian McShane, it has its interesting bits, but this week it turned the corner from mildly amusing and lyrical Biblical allegory into media critique. Read more about "A group will be meeting to consider the season."