Category Archives: News and Events

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What exactly are we watching when we watch sports?

In baseball we have the umps checking the hats, gloves, belts, and fingers of the players. The umps are looking for sticky stuff! They have made players change their hats and take off their belts. One player dropped his drawers … Continue reading

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The Lordstown Intrigue

Lordstown Motors Companies was supposed to be building electric trucks at a former GM plant in Ohio. However, the company, which went public in October 2020, appears to be yet another electric/alternative truck folly. You may remember that Nikola, the … Continue reading

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Portland’s Full-Page Ad in the New York Times: A Truth-in-Advertising Issue or Just Candor?

Portland, Oregon has had its share of newsworthy events over the past year. There were 56 homicides in Portland in 2020, the highest number in 26 years. Through April 6 of this year, there were 25 homicides, so Portland is … Continue reading

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Pharmacy Benefit Management

There is something about third-party pharmacy benefit managers. Put them together with state attorneys general and you have a 100% chance of uncovering overpayments under medical plans for government and private business employees as well as for recipients of Medicare … Continue reading

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The Definition of Diversity at Google (Alphabet)

Alphabet, Inc. (Google parent) hired Kamau Bobb in 2018 as its “global lead of diversity strategy and research.” Ironically, research revealed that in 2007, Mr. Bobb wrote a post entitled, “If I Were a Jew.” Dr. Bobb wrote in his … Continue reading

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Rationalizing Breaking the Law

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards was once a senior advisor in the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. During the Trump administration, from October 2017 until her arrest in October 2018, Ms. Mayflower Sours Edwards leaked SARs (suspicious activity reports) … Continue reading

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Mayor Lovely Warren of Rochester: Tough Slog in Her Re-Election Campaign

Lovely Warren in the mayor of Rochester. Her name is musical. Her luck is bad. And her husband has been arrested for being part of a cocaine-trafficking ring. Her Honor herself was indicted one year ago for financial fraud in … Continue reading

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Merrill Lynch Trainees No Longer Get Cold-Call Training

In the 1970s TV series, Taxi, Louie DePalma (Danny DeVito strikes again) had to get a temporary job as a stock broker. He used the obituaries to make cold calls to widows, posing as a cousin. That age-old practice may … Continue reading

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450,000 Cars That Are Sold Each Year Have Altered Odometers

Ferris Bueller rollbacks and Danny DeVito antics in Matilda aside, altering an odometer reading has been illegal since 1972. Since 1986, those selling used cars must disclose the mileage on their vehicles, under that federal penalty thing. However, apparently with … Continue reading

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Dartmouth Medical School: The 17 Med Students Cheating on Remote Exams

Using software that takes over student computers, colleges and universities can now examine what students were doing with their computers during their exams. At Dartmouth Medical School they found 17 students had looked up information on the internet in order … Continue reading

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Bar Owner Arrested for Selling Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards

You knew it was coming. Todd Anderson, the owner of a bar in Clements, California, was arrested on charges of identity theft, forging government documents, falsifying medical documents, and, for good measure, having a loaded, unregistered handgun. Mr. Anderson allegedly … Continue reading

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So Long Arthur Beale: A 500-Year-Old London Store Bites the Dust

As the Wall Street Journal noted, London’s sailor shop, one that had survived Nazi bombings, bubonic plague, and fires, was brought down by COVID 19. Located in the heart of the theater district, the shop was the vendor of ropes … Continue reading

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The Cheaters — Now They Have Created a Marketplace for Assignments

While West Point is focused on catching those who cheat on exams, the rest of us are facing a bigger problem. You know that trouble is afoot when you read these words, “Consider hiring me to do your assignments.” Bless … Continue reading

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The Fourth Bob Baffert Story

On September 22, 2019. July 30, 2020, and November 6, 2020, the Barometer posted Bob Baffert stories. All of them involved horses Mr. Baffert was training. All of the horses had tested positive for some banned substance. All of them … Continue reading

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