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Citi Bike NYC (ALTA) Looting Customers Via "Late" Fees

NY Post. Since it began 2 years ago Citi-Bike, the privatized bike-sharing program given by Ex-Mayor-for-Life "Mike" Bloomberg to the Canadian Alta company, has racked up $4 Million (!) dollars in "late" fees.

Citi-Bike had early on proven itself to be an operational #FAIL in the classic manner of neo-liberal enterprise (We Deliver the Most Craptastic Services!) early on, with docks not working, bikes being broken or unavailable, etc. Read below the fold...

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This (Obama) is our President?! WTF

Among so many other more substantive reasons. What is this, "I'm a Golf Homeboy"? Is he doing a video for MTV? This is the guy making a speech to Congress about why we're going to war with IS[IL][IS]?

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John Carley is a horrible human being (Hamptons edition)

Lackey to the Point-Oh-One Percenters attorney John Carley (his wife is ABC Anchor Pia Lindstrom, daughter of Ingrid Bergman) owns a summer house in Watermill, in South Hampton. Also in Watermill, and year-round, there is a Sisters of Mercy Convent. In July 2012 Sister of Mercy Jacqueline Walsh was killed in a hit and run while walking near the convent at the intersection of Rose Hill Road and Montauk Highway. Read below the fold...

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Rx Scams: Are pharmacies refusing to give you back your hard copy prescription?

PART I - On the wholly arbitrary nature of drug prices in the USA.
Same medicine, same number of pills, same generic. At the CVS-Equivalent Pharmacy: $138.00. At "HealthWarehouse.Com" (US online pharmacy): $28.94. Because Markets?!

PART II - On a possible scam being pulled by Pharmacies wherein they take ownership of an original prescription with refills to grab onto the rent stream of the refills and prevent you from shopping elsewhere. Read below the fold...

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Citibike NYC #FAIL

... but Alta (aka Corruption) wants the City to start paying for the "strictly privately funded" program. This is the program that former TinPot Dictator mayor "Mike" Bloomberg kept insisting was 100% funded by "private entities" (JP Morgan, VISA, and no doubt some "help" from his "philanthropy" (this last is rank speculation, of course)). This, while there was a $164Million set aside in his last budget's capital spending section for ... drumroll, Citibike program. Read below the fold...

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NY Docs Sue UnitedHealth for Dropping Docs from Med AdvNetworks

That's 2,000 doctors. And what is more, the networks in question are in the UHC Medicare Advantage plans. So the patients losing their doctors are the elderly with serious ongoing conditions. Medicare Advantage plans are, in short summary, the private insurance supplemental plans that Medicare eligible persons with enough money to pay for them get in order to not have to pay for the Medicare A and B no-out-of-pocket-limits, 20% co-insurance, and for "Medicare" prescription coverage. Read below the fold...

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Flexian Looting Report: DeBlasio is Bloomberg After All

I have the impression that the time lag between campaign promises and post-election betrayals is getting shorter. De Blasio appointed Stop/Frisk Inventor Bratton about 32 seconds after he was elected. Read below the fold...

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ObamaCare Clusterfuck PR: The Bar Sank Even Lower: Video targets LGBT

"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow [jingle bells]" morphs into "Get Enrolled, Get Enrolled, Get Enrolled [jingle bells]."

And here's the link: http://youtu.be/azoWedQH8zQ

It's really, really hard to make commercial christmas muzak more cloying and annoying than it already is. You might even say it'd be a very heavy lift. Yet, in shocker, Obama's PR Machine succeeds! Read below the fold...

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ObamaCare Clusterfuck Advertising: A New Low: "Pajama Boy"

Is there a word in the English language for "beyond desperate," other than pathetic?

If this is what an American Young Invincible looks like, yikes. I don't think he would have made the cut to join the Army of Sparta. Read below the fold...

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Obama Won't Commit to Safe Drinking Water for All

The US is the holdout gumming up the works on the passage of a UN Resolution to enshrine "The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation."

All UN members have agreed that this basic right derives from the right to an adequate standard of living.

Except the United States of America, currently headed by Obama. Read below the fold...

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