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  • What '60 Minutes' Didn't Tell You: Hospitals Will Charge You More Under Obamacare

    01/12/2015 11:27:20 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 12, 2015 | By Avik Roy
    On Sunday evening, CBS’ 60 Minutes did a feature story on Steven Brill’s new book, America’s Bitter Pill, in which Brill complains that Obamacare didn’t do enough to tackle the exorbitantly high price of U.S. hospital care. “Obamacare does zero to change any of that,” says Brill. That’s not exactly right. What Brill—and CBS—don’t tell you—is that Obamacare is driving hospitals to charge you more than they already do. Steven Brill, founder of The American Lawyer and Court TV took a starring role in the health care debate when he published the Time article “Bitter Pill,” describing how hospitals charge...
  • Iran’s Nuclear Project (Michael Rubin)

    11/08/2011 1:47:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov. 8, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    -Excerpt- The IAEA’s findings are not only an indictment of Iran, however. They also reveal the fundamental corruption of Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian diplomat who was the IAEA’s director general from December 1997 to November 2009. While his job was to administer a technocratic agency, ElBaradei repeatedly intervened to distort the inspectors’ findings. Rather than confront the Islamic Republic on its cheating, he coached Iranian officials on their public diplomacy. He also repeatedly ignored mounting evidence of secret Iranian facilities until these were publicly exposed by other means. -excerpt- The IAEA report should also embarrass Thomas Fingar, Vann H. Van...
  • Airport searches reveal outrage

    11/21/2010 2:11:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 21, 2010 | Jessica Fargen
    Hundreds of outraged flyers are filing complaints with the American Civil Liberties Union over invasive security screenings as airports across the country this week brace for the threat of gridlock over the issue on the busiest travel day of the year. One 60-year-old grandmother from Westport who opted for a pat-down over the full body scan told the Herald she felt “dirty’’ and “horrible’’ after the procedure last month.
  • Man in custody after beating robber with brick (self defense no defense?)

    12/01/2009 9:48:18 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies · 2,867+ views
    CORTLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Cortland man is in custody after police say he beat a man that had broken into his apartment. Police say Robbin Brill, 50, returned home Sunday evening and found a man inside attempting to steal money. They say Brill confronted the man and then beat him with his fists and a brick. Brill then called 911, and the man was taken to University Hospital where he is in critical condition. Brill has been charged with assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon. He was sent to the Cortland County Jail and...
  • Steve Brill's doomed plan to build a pay wall around newspapers.

    04/20/2009 1:47:37 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 436+ views
    Slate ^ | April 17, 2009 | Jack Shafer
    Alan Mutter spun a memorable catchphrase earlier this year when he called publishers' decision to distribute content on the Web for free their "Original Sin." In Mutter's view, feeding the masses content at no charge for the last 15 years has helped to wreck their publishing business model. As he wrote in 2004, "If a newspaper gives away its costly and valuable product for free on the Internet, it may win friends and influence people in cyberspace, but it won't gladden the advertisers who pay the freight back here on Mother Earth." If giving it away helped cast publishers out...
  • Agency defends estimate on Iran ( NIE estimate that Iran has suspended activities)

    12/08/2007 10:38:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 606+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2007 | By Jon Ward
    The federal agency responsible for national intelligence estimates yesterday defended its report on Iran against charges that it was crafted primarily by former State Department officials who infused their personal politics into the report to undercut the Bush administration. "It's not as if there are two or three people who craft this and then it's just put out there," said Vanee Vines, spokeswoman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The response came after The Washington Times reported yesterday that the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) was heavily influenced by three former State Department officials who dislike President...
  • Shadow Warriors at Work On The New Iran NIE?

    12/05/2007 7:27:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies · 877+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | December 4, 2007 at 6:03 PM | Curt
    I wrote yesterday on this whole new NIE story:******************************************* FreeRepublic thread: The New, Suddenly Correct, NIE on Iran********************************* Surprise surprise.  VIPS at work once again?  It smells like more leaks by the VIPS types ala Plame and friends, trying to influence either the tactics used by this Administrations to stop Iran from getting a nuke, or to influence the upcoming elections. And now more information is coming out that bolsters the case that this was another shot over the bow of this Administration by our rogue intelligence agencies.  Kenneth Timmermann, the author of the excellent book "The Shadow Warriors" writes:...
  • Venture to Offer ID Card for Use at Security Checks

    10/23/2003 5:35:53 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 2,587+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2003 | JOHN SCHWARTZ
    Americans hate to wait. But will they pay - and submit to security screenings and even high-technology fingerprinting - to avoid the long lines snaking behind checkpoints in airports, office buildings and sports arenas? Steven Brill is betting that the answer is yes. Mr. Brill, a journalist and entrepreneur, will announce today a new company, Verified Identity Card Inc., which will offer customers an electronic card containing data showing that they are not on terrorism watch lists and do not have certain felony convictions on their records. If businesses, airports and government agencies sign on to the plan and put...
  • Steven Brill: Hillary Fabricated 9/11 Records

    04/20/2003 12:25:36 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 152 replies · 1,555+ views ^ | 4-20-2003 | Carl Limbacher
    New York Sen. Hillary Clinton had her staff fabricate records of meetings and phone calls to familles of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to burnish her image as New York's leading politician on 9/11 issues, the author of a new book on how U.S. officials dealt with the aftermath of the attacks charged Sunday. "I think [Sen. Clinton] has begun every statement she's ever made in her life about the families of the victims by saying she's met innumerable hours with the families of the victims," Steven Brill, author of the new book "After: How America Confronted the September...