The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 9/14/18

The ongoing saga…

 The Yet To Be Determined – The proposed changes in Medicare reimbursement will no doubt cause a rift in the house of medicine in the USA.  The discussions, dialogues and debates which will be forthcoming over the next couple of months will likely dictate payment models in the year to come.  The proposals deserve everyone’s considerations or, be left out in the cold…

The Good – The use of telecare is finally getting its due.  Payment models are moving in the right direction and the C-suite is finally getting engaged in trying to figure out how to integrate such services.

 The Bad – The number of lies per day emanating from The White House…

The Ugly – The quiescent approach to leadership being displayed by Republican leaders in both the US Senate and House.  Both political sides are – unfortunately – going to their respective corners in appealing to their bases.  All of the politicians need to step out of the shadows and exhibit some leadership. 

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 7/16/18

The ongoing saga…

The Great – The clarion call by Former Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) – now National Director of Intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency that the “United States is threatened by cyberattacks every day” [and] “The warning lights are blinking red again.”  See the “comments” section in the quotes section above.

The Good – The sun came up.  The sun will most likely go down.  The earth will continue to rotate.  Life will go on.  Politicians will ultimately bend to the requirements of the populace – if you believe in America.  And, I do…

The Bad – The continuing crisis of getting immigrant children reconnected with their parents and loved ones.  This is a human tragedy that I predict will haunt us for decades to come.

The Ugly – The US House hearings and the approach of yelling and insults and innuendo totally unbecoming of an approach toward understanding and learning.  Our politicians have been totally unleashed from civility. 

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 6/18/18

The ongoing saga…

 The Great – I will not be able to listen to CNN, Fox or MSNBC for the next 10 days as I travel to Vietnam.  Ah – the silence and reprieve from the daily assault of “What has happened in the last ten minutes?” will be off my radar for a short time.

The Good – The vast majority of the American people.  I predict we will get our act together!  Change is messy, and Americans can be the messiest in times of change.

 The Bad – The seemingly downward spiral of American politics.  The tenor, the tone, the content of our discussions and debates has degenerated into thoughtless missives that build barriers rather than listening.  It’s tragic to watch.  The politicians who helped to build this nation must be turning over in their graves…

The Nasty and Un-American – The fact that the USA is ripping children away from the parents at the border is unspeakably nasty and totally Un-American.  And, then to quote the Bible inaccurately.  It’s as bad as the Taliban’s abuse of the Koran.  Check out Steven Colbert – who despite his very liberal leanings – gave a very serious response to Secretary Jeff Sessions speech before a conservative religious group on the topic.  He was right on the money…

A Notable Passing – Ted Dabney passed away recently.  Many may not know him but, he was the co-founder of Atari and the creator of Pong.  It was the very first video game to sweep the nation back in 1973.  It was the diversion that helped many of us survive the first year of medical school at the time.

 

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly 5/11/18

The ongoing saga… 

The Great – The food on Mallorca is Spanish cuisine at its best!

The Good – Traveling overseas and being absent from the daily bombardment of Trumpisms emanating from Washington except for dismantling of the Iran nuclear deal – which is a big, big deal in Europe where I was visiting. 

The Bad – The anticipated slam the British economy is going to take as the financial community picks up and moves to mainland Europe with the coming implementation of Brexit.

The Ugly – The shaking of heads overseas in amazement at the seeming dismantling of the American leadership role in international affairs.

 

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 5/1/18

The ongoing saga…

 The Great –  President Macron taking it directly to Congress with his concerns…

The Good – The potential for Peace on the Peninsula is extraordinary after all of these years.  The leaders of both North and South Korea deserve a lot of credit for moving the ball forward although the quiet hand of China is no doubt contributing substantially to the movement of various pieces on the Korean chess board.

 The Bad – Bright Blue (45%) and Bright Green (45%) with frontal streaks of Brilliant Red intermingled with tangles of Sunshine Yellow (10%) [NOTE: See “Random Considerations” 5/1/18]

The Ugly – The number of Trumpees that have come and gone since the start of the current Administration. – we are losing the world community’s “trust” and “credibility” in the USA.  Read Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, pages 328 – 333.  It will all make sense…

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