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In France, you don't go to the emergency room, the emergency room comes to you.

That's right. When you call the French equivalent of 911, a doctor answers the phone, and if you truly have an emergency, they dispatch an entire medical team, including a doctor, to your house, apartment, hotel room, wherever you happen to be. They can diagnose you, begin treatment, decide which hospital is best for your particular problem, and have any needed specialists waiting for you at the hospital when the ambulance gets you there. Read below the fold...

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Friday Night Music blogging: No words

Got to be one of the best TV themes ever. Read below the fold...

If you can't wangle an invite from HealthReform.gov

to the next health care reform forum, maybe you can buy your way in.

Last week, Gov. Chet Culver’s office announced that tickets were to be distributed by a lottery. Tickets were expected to be hard to come by, and some health-care advocates voiced concerns that they wouldn’t get to attend. With the sponsorship plan, that wasn’t going to be a worry for those forking over big bucks.

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In Other News: Wreck in Strait of Hormuz Damages Navy Nuclear Sub

Departments: 

So the Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine Hartford and the Navy LPD New Orleans (which is an amphibious dock ship, meaning essentially it can launch and recover amphibious boats for landings: Read below the fold...

Trial balloon on replacing Timmy with JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon

Yay! Dimon is a two time winner of Corrente's coveted Bankster of the Day award! Read below the fold...

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Got brackets? (Big XII goes 6-0 in round one)

Can Kansas keep going? Will Missouri make the next cut? Oklahoma State overwhelmed the Volunteers in the battle of oranges; Texas triumphed. Oklahoma, as expected, overmatched Morgan State;and the Aggies outworked BYU.

What's next? I don't know; before the President's bracket was public, I filled out mine -- and I had Mizzou in the finals. Geaux Tigers -- beat UNC, and Marquette.

Far as the men's tourney goes, if one or more of these teams make the Final Four I'll be very happy: Read below the fold...

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Politics and Media Headlines 3/20/09

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KY Election Officials indicted for 'Changing Votes at E-Voting Machines'

Circuit court judge, county clerk, and election officials among eight indicted for gaming elections in 2002, 2004, 2006

FURTHER UPDATE: Having now reviewed the indictment, as linked above, here are some additional details on the alleged conspiracy which included election fraud though the buying and selling of votes to be cast in a certain way, with the aid of one of the defendants who served as a poll worker during the Early Voting period. Also, at the polling place on Election Day with aid of poll workers, drafted as both Democratic and Republican judges, to elect a slate of candidates --- some of them bribed --- the conspirators would manipulate the votes of "qualified voters" at the voting machines themselves.

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Developing: Alabama PACT Participants File Suit, Seek Class Action Status

Posted at Al.com under a Birmingham News byline just before noon today:

Two people who bought into the state's Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program have sued the State of Alabama and several corporations, alleging breach of contract and negligence.

Filed in Calhoun County Circuit Court by two plaintiffs who paid in. Handled by Donald W. Stewart of Anniston. Plaintiffs seeking class-action status.

State Treasurer Kay Ivey is listed as the lead defendant. Read below the fold...

What BTD said

Here:

Whether Lessig's agenda is good or not, using falsehoods to support it is clearly wrong.

Is this idea really so hard to understamd? Read below the fold...

VM tweeters getting petty

(Versailles Media). Jake Tapper blocked TPM's from following his twitter feed. Or was it vice versa?

Or has WKJM been de-kidnapped, now? Confusing! Read below the fold...

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Full-Circle Truthiness

So over at Talkleft, Big Tent Democrat finds issue with an insinuation at (where else) Kos that Chris Dodd carried AIG's water on the bonus issue due to his being the largest* recipient of their campaign contributions. It was true he was carrying water, but it was Obama and Geithner's.

"Lessig promulgates a false implication - that Senator Chris Dodd acted as he did because of AIG contributions. It is clear now that in fact Dodd acted as he did at the behest of the Obama administration. In fact, in last week's issue of The Economist (p. 29) (before the AIG bonus scandal broke), the following was written:

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The Canadian government: objectively worse

I do recall, lo, that here among us there were people who hoped that Canada would arrest George Bush or something. Well, not only did they not do that, but they've just prohibited another George from speaking in Toronto: maverick British MP George Galloway.

More specifically, Alykhan Velshi, an aide to the execrable minister Jason Kenney, quoth trollishly: Read below the fold...

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