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"Patel" must be the India version of "Smith" or "Jones". I've heard dozens with that name.
I think I read somewhere that Patel is the most common surname in India, or at least one of them. The only Patel I know is Rocky Patel. He makes some pretty damn fine cigars.
 

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https://twitter.com/TrumpJew2/status/1413261760308596741?s=19



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Here's one for all those people who just couldn't stand Donald Trump tweeting all the time.
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Hmmm.... I hadn't heard of her.

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Going to be hard for the "msm news" not to cover this. More at link.



Conservative MI Group That Hosted America’s First Lockdown Protest Will Host Huge ‘TRUMP WON’ Rally​

By Patty McMurray
Published July 17, 2021 at 8:30am
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100 Percent Fed Up – On April 15, 2020, members of the most powerful grassroots conservative group in Michigan, the MCC (Michigan Conservative Coalition), were fed up with MI Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s draconian, business-killing lockdowns and decided to do something about it. MI GOP Vice-Chair Meshawn Maddock and MI GOP vice-chair, MI GOP grassroots chair Marian Sheridan, along with other hard-working conservatives in their group, organized a protest that brought over 15,000 vehicles filled with MI residents from all over the state to Michigan’s Capitol.
The lockdown protest was the first of its kind in the world and has since inspired hundreds of lockdown protests across America and around the world.
The #OperationGridlock protest was a huge success and shined a spotlight on the serious consequences of allowing elected officials to use unconstitutional power to destroy the lives of millions. The in-vehicle protest caused backups on highways for several miles in every direction and caused gridlock on the deserted streets in Lansing.
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From plumbers to drywallers to landscapers, cement trucks, and horse trailers, Michiganders showed up in force to express their displeasure with the reckless decisions made by a tyrannical Democrat governor auditioning for the role of Biden VP.

Since that day, a lot has happened in Michigan, including a hotly contested November election that caused millions of Americans to question the election’s outcome. The video below was taken inside the TCF Center in Detroit, where Republican poll challengers were frequently thrown out of the absentee ballot counting facility for various reasons, including not allowing themselves to be harassed or intimidated by election workers and outside agitators.
 

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Ms.Owens President DJT....whos the 3rd guy with the Fife?

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I hear the beat of the drums.
I hear the cheer of the crowds.
Marching forward in step,
The saving of America.

I hear the voice of Liberty.
I hear the mighty rush of truth.
The will of the people
Shall be heard at last.

Gather your wise.
Stand up you patriots.
Every color and kind,
Judge them by their hearts.

With purpose we march.
With peace and love we remember
That America is good,
And shall not be torn.

We know what is coming,
For it is knocking at the door,
The legacy of Donald J. Trump,
And the “Spirit of 2024.”

 

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I hear the beat of the drums.
I hear the cheer of the crowds.
Marching forward in step,
The saving of America.

I hear the voice of Liberty.
I hear the mighty rush of truth.
The will of the people
Shall be heard at last.

Gather your wise.
Stand up you patriots.
Every color and kind,
Judge them by their hearts.

With purpose we march.
With peace and love we remember
That America is good,
And shall not be torn.

We know what is coming,
For it is knocking at the door,
The legacy of Donald J. Trump,
And the “Spirit of 2024.”

Hat tip
 

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This won't embed so you'll have to click it. If it works, it's a video that's kind of fun. It's 29 seconds long.

 

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We really miss you, President Trump! God bless you and yours.
 

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^^ I’ve still got it recorded but I’m pretty sure that’s the same as I heard on Bonginios program

Maybe the corporate people edited the internet clip but I don’t think Bongino did
 

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^^ I’ve still got it recorded but I’m pretty sure that’s the same as I heard on Bonginios program

Maybe the corporate people edited the internet clip but I don’t think Bongino did

I went back and listened again. I couldn’t believe Bongino would roll over. Man has cancer and is giving everything he has to his work

Dan played the interview that has all the charges in it

It’s disgusting what they’re doing
You have Fake election like no ones ever seen before
They’re destroying our country
Voter fraud and abuse
The people aren’t going to stand for it much longer

Then on to highlighting the woke military leaders
 

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To be balanced he needs his advisors to help him with the vaccine message.

He’s clear about no mandates and personnel choice but I roll my eyes when he say we could have had 100 million dead without

Its 99.7% survivable not 67% survivable

Unless he’s talking about worldwide numbers but still seems way way way too high
 

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To be balanced he needs his advisors to help him with the vaccine message.

He’s clear about no mandates and personnel choice but I roll my eyes when he say we could have had 100 million dead without

Its 99.7% survivable not 67% survivable

Unless he’s talking about worldwide numbers but still seems way way way too high
There's no shortage of rhetoric being put out there from all sides. Ignoring it all and just keeping your eyes open for anything other than talk is one way to get through each day
 

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Bongino had nothing to do with it, and he’s pissed off. He was bad mouthing Fox for doing it (said he has no control of Fox YouTube account) and that it was unacceptable that they edited it.

Fox had some excuse about youtube rules don’t allow saying election was fake
 

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I don’t mean to apologize for Faux News, but my immediate thought was that they had to post on YT according to their twisted rules on “election integrity,” so certain ideas had to be edited out for that platform. Ensoniq has it right, I think.
 

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I don’t mean to apologize for Faux News, but my immediate thought was that they had to post on YT according to their twisted rules on “election integrity,” so certain ideas had to be edited out for that platform. Ensoniq has it right, I think.

How messed up is it when the major news media censors itself so it can be allowed to publish

The Wall Street journal never had to ask the paper roll goods manufacturer or paper boys for editorial approval
 

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"Do you miss me yet?"
Yes! Boy howdy, yes! I miss you President Trump!
 

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LUV the ending! Straight in the nuts!


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ya'll start begging for the resignation, might want to be very careful about what you are wishing for
 

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So............ Q said this will be the thing that unites us all against them. People waking up!
 

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Trump's Medical Pricing Transparency Policies Vindicated in Stunning New York Times Report​

By Kira Davis | Aug 25, 2021 6:00 PM ET
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A little-discussed but transformative patient protection policy put into place by the Trump administration is proving to be an extremely effective tool in unwinding the tangled mess of American medical pricing. Under the orders, hospitals must provide the federal government with records on all the prices they negotiate with private insurers.



Some hospitals banded together to sue the administration (they lost…twice), and the insurers’ trade association wrote a 57-page letter to the government calling the Transparency Rule “unconstitutional” and insinuating that too much transparency would not be helpful to the average health consumer.

Every American should be able to get the health care information they need, when they need it, in a way that’s customized and personal to their own circumstances in order to make informed health care decisions for themselves and their families. This information should empower patients and consumers to seek and receive care from health providers based on accurate, personally relevant information about cost and quality. When implemented appropriately, price and quality transparency should simultaneously enhance consumers’ health care experience and, on average, push prices and costs down—not up—for consumers (and payers like employers). AHIP and our member health insurance providers know that consumer-focused transparency strategies and tools are essential to our ability to deliver on these commitments, and we know the Departments share these goals and commitments…The proposed rule is overly broad and prescriptive and would ultimately not enable consumers to make better-informed health care decisions.
When The New York Times decided to take a deep dive into just what compliance with the policy was revealing, they discovered there may be good reason for medical power brokers to keep their pricing systems hidden from the public eye.


But data from the hospitals that have complied hints at why the powerful industries wanted this information to remain hidden.
It shows hospitals are charging patients wildly different amounts for the same basic services: procedures as simple as an X-ray or a pregnancy test.
And it provides numerous examples of major health insurers — some of the world’s largest companies, with billions in annual profits — negotiating surprisingly unfavorable rates for their customers. In many cases, insured patients are getting prices that are higher than they would if they pretended to have no coverage at all.
As an example, NYT went on to list the comparative costs of a standard colonoscopy at the Mississippi Medical Center: $1463 with a Cigna plan, $2144 with Aetna, and a stunning $782 with no insurance at all.

Naturally, those who follow the logic of free markets understand that subsidies always increase cost. We see that in the student loan industry and green energy sectors. Insurance companies can spread out the increased cost of care to their consumer base, which basically acts as a subsidy for the hospital. Why charge $700 for a service when you have a partner willing to pay $1400 for the same service?

But NYT also found that there were several bad actors still holding out on fulfilling their legal responsibility for transparency. These “bad actors” are among the most profitable medical facilities in the nation.


Five of the major insurance companies — Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association — all declined reporters’ requests for interviews.

Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles told NYT, “We do not post standard cash rates, which typically will not reflect the price of care for uninsured patients” They have yet to provide their pricing. NYT reporters say that originally the hospital had posted a 2.5 GB file that had more than a million lines but no data.

NYU Langone has also flouted the policy and has not yet published rates and prices.

Stanford Health Care stated, “Services that do not have a fixed payer-specific rate are shown as variable.” Their available data provides over 300,000 possible pricing combinations of insurance and medical treatments. It provides prices for a mere 479.

The University of California San Francisco Medical Center took a similar approach, saying they have listed pricing “where possible” and where not possible, they have described that pricing as “variable.” And of the more than eight million pricing combinations that are possible at UCSF, they list prices for just 346. They continue to withhold pricing.

Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx has refused to publish prices and wants patients to believe that there is no direct link between what a procedure costs the hospital and what it costs the patient, telling NYT “The resources we provide ensure that our patients know what kind of assistance is available to them and, ultimately, what a procedure will cost them — not us.”


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Orlando Health, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center are also among those organizations that refuse to comply with their obligations to transparency as ordered by the federal government.

The GOP arm of the House Ways and Means, led by Rep.Kevin Brady (R-TX), says the data provided in the NYT report vindicates the Trump-era policy by forcing the door open on just how our medical industry decides on pricing, but they remain concerned that the Biden administration will not enforce full disclosure moving forward.

A woman who tried to find an affordable rabies vaccine for her son found out the cash price quoted to her by the hospital was wrong when she got a bill in the mail weeks late for an additional $2,260.
Common, commodity-like services such as MRIs varied by thousands of dollars depending on the insurance plan.
Even pregnancy tests at a single hospital varied among plans issued in the same state.
The data vindicates the Trump Administration’s vision of price transparency and is a major victory for patients and consumers who have been frustrated by the complexity of the health care system. The Biden Administration increased penalties on hospitals who don’t follow the rules and disclose their prices, but more must be done.
On a bipartisan basis, Congress required that all Americans receive a personalized true and honest cost estimates before scheduled surgeries. The Biden Administration has announced that they will not be implementing this provision by the date required by law. They should change course and work swiftly to implement fully that provision as Congress intended.

Read the full and highly detailed report from The New York Times here. Kudos to the outlet for shining a light in the purposefully dark corner of medical pricing. Patients across the country can thank the Trump Administration for their efforts to protect patients from excessive medical billing and vague pricing structures when it comes to the most important thing they have…their health.