Mark Mulligan

Harvey Is A Major Still-Unfolding Disaster

How many Texans wish they had done more in advance?
Monday, August 28, 2017, 2:27 PM

Superstorm Harvey continues to wreak epic damage to Texas, particularly Houston.

But it’s not the wind, it’s the rain. Epic, record-breaking, unbelievable amounts of rain.

It’s entirely possible that the entire region will not get back ‘to normal’ for months, if not years. » Read more



Dave Janda: Bad Medicine

A doctor's reasons for quitting the profession
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:57 PM

In our ongoing discussion of how our Health Care system (or more aptly-named "Sick Care" system) has been hijacked by those who profit most from it, we interview Dr. Dave Janda this week, who recently and very publicly announced he was walking away from his clinical practice in protest of how poorly the quality-to-cost ratio has dropped in his profession.

Dr. Janda's perspective is informed not just from his years as a practicing surgeon and researcher, but also through his involvement with health initiatives for the Reagan and Bush I administrations, as well as the National Institute of Health. His overall conclusion is that the health system now exists to serves its corporate and administrative owners, to the detriment of patients and practitioners. » Read more

Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 6/12 - CO Food Stamp Use Doubles, Mini Flash Crashes Strike Again

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:46 AM
  • California tops list of states with water infrastructure needs
  • Pennsylvania struggles to chip away at bridge problem
  • Sacramento County sheriff warns of big patrol cuts at budget hearing
  • States look to tax hybrids to recoup road funding
  • May Gold Sales Fall At Perth, U.S. Mint
  • Food Stamp Use Doubles In Colorado
  • Retirement savings: Why $1M may not be enough
  • Dramatic honeybee shortage threatens Calif. almond crop, nation's food supply
  • Mini flash crashes strike again
  • Cost of insuring emerging market debt soars on fears Fed will taper
Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 5/30 - Wine Country Faces Fiscal Crisis, Drought Emaciates Cattle In NM

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:49 AM
  • Back to Basics – Gold, Silver, and the Economy
  • "Major Shocks Will Become The Norm From Now On"
  • US targets digital currency in huge fraud probe
  • OECD: Europe's Recession Threatens Entire Global Economy
  • ‘A disaster in slow motion’: Wine country latest California region to face fiscal crisis
  • How Islamist militancy threatens Africa
  • China's dead pig scandal ushers in hard times for fishermen and hog farmers
  • Portland, Maine Doctor Forgoes Insurance To Provide Affordable Care To Community
  • GMO lose Europe – victory for environmental organisations
  • Weather disasters increasing, insurance industry warns
  • GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes
  • Oops: Europe’s green mandates have resulted in more imported coal and wood consumption
  • Harper government nixed reviews for some oil sands projects following warnings of water disruption
  • Corn Growers Turn to Pesticides After Genetically Modified Seeds Fail
  • In China, 'cancer villages' a reality of life
  • Officials: NM ranch had 1,000 emaciated cattle
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Daily Digest 4/14 - Don't Depend On Bank Deposit Insurance, The Strange Beauty Of Salt Mines

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 11:01 AM
  • Obama’s Budget Revives Benefits as Divisive Issue
  • Don’t Depend on Bank Deposit Insurance: Mike Shedlock
  • Faltering Courts, Mired in Delays
  • The Scary Risks of Safety Bubble Up
  • The Strange Beauty Of Salt Mines
  • Bingham Landslide
  • Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists
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Daily Digest 4/12 - Ten Diminishing Energy Trends, America's Health (Dis)advantage

Friday, April 12, 2013, 11:16 AM
  • A Tipping Point In The Financial System – Part 2
  • British shops ration baby milk as Chinese demand surges
  • Obama’s Budget Is a Ridiculous Charade: Doug Casey
  • Jobs report, David Stockman, U.S. economy, gold
  • No Direction Home
  • America's Health (Dis)advantage
  • Carmen Reinhart: "No Doubt. Our Pensions Are Screwed."
  • Australia’s Woodside shelves US$45B Browse LNG project
  • For the Price of the Iraq War, The U.S. Could Have a 100% Renewable Power System
  • 10 Diminishing Trends in the World of Energy