Link Round Up, April 7, 2018

What costs the U.S. Treasury $250B a year in lost revenue and is also a subsidy? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/health/health-insurance-tax-deduction.html Which states stand to lose the most federal funding if people skip the U.S. Census? Are Visa holders at greater risk by using social media? https://www.propublica.org/article/extreme-digital-vetting-of-visitors-to-the-u-s-moves-forward-under-a-new-name How much do you really know where …

Women Rise Up as a Powerful Political Force in 2018 Mid-Term Elections

“Men should be glad women want equality, not revenge.”  (alexandra@thegr8ethan, March 28, 2018) Progressive women streamed out of their comfort zones on January 21, 2017, taking to the streets by hundreds of thousands to express their shock from the 2016 election and their need to stand up for equal rights …

Link Roundup 3/24/2018

From the Washington Post:  Smarter, targeted emergency relief planning http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/brand-connect/governmentofjapan/emergency-relief-assistance-provided-by-japan-disaster-relief-team/ From NPR.org:  America’s jail system is broken. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/14/593204274/alabama-sheriff-legally-took-750-000-meant-to-feed-inmates-bought-beach-house From the New York Times:   Tax Credit Vouchers for private schools – A good idea that’s been corrupted? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/upshot/arizona-shows-what-can-go-wrong-with-tax-credit-vouchers.html From Statnews.com:  Digital Therapeutics – Software as prescriptions. https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/13/digital-health-pharma/? From The New Republic:  …

Waiting for Disaster, America’s Neglected Infrastructure

The tragedy in Miami Beach involved failure of new bridge construction.  However, America is filled with bridges, elevated roadways, tunnels, airports, pipelines, water systems, electric grids, dams, sewer, gas lines, and levees that are perilously close to being the next disaster.  2009 was the last time Congress appropriated significant funds …

What a Week!

  It is apparent that Donald Trump believes that the government of the United States of America works for him personally – not the other way around.  This narcissistic man thrives on constant disruption and personal adoration from all who work for him.    Scion of a privately-held family business …