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    As a citizen, I don't get to choose not to pay taxes because I don't like what the Arkansas state government is spending state and federal money on, such as paying a Chinese company, Sun Paper, approximately $1 billion to build a paper mill in Clark County.
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Re: “Evolving story: The politics of medical marijuana in Arkansas

Hogs snorting at the trough.

"They all sleep in the same dung heap"
Pappaw Diogenes

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Posted by Diogenes on 01/16/2018 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Snow day Arkansas

More UAMS staff than legislators or UAMS Board members at work today.

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Posted by Diogenes on 01/16/2018 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Mother denied visa for Navy vet's funeral in Arkansas

How many days has it been
Since I was born
How many days until I die
Do I know any ways
That I can make you laugh
Or do I only know how to make you cry

When the baby looks around him
It's such a sight to see
He shares a simple secret
With the wise man

He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land
Tell me why
He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land

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Posted by Diogenes on 01/16/2018 at 7:31 AM

Re: “UAMS layoffs: Details for faculty

Dear UAMS Family
Where do the salaries for $500K+ interim Chancellors, $1M+ Chancellors, $300K+ Provosts, College of Medicine Dean $800K+ total packages plus time in Denmark, administrators, chief counsels (although I consider him a bargain), $400K CFO come from? What funds growth in their budgets? Are they measured as deficit? Sunlight is always health promoting......A look at Campus grant indirect costs might be of interest to Max and Leslie.......

And, some history from Encyclopedia of Ark. Underfunded and under resourced since 1956. The 1956 building the State built w/o A/C is a part of the financial Albatros.

"In 1956, the Medical School moved to its current location on West Markham Street, a fully modern facility (though it lacked air conditioning until 1966) dubbed University Hospital. The next year, the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing were operational.

Until 1957, the Medical School accepted only indigent patients. Because of this, the number of types of patients was limited, so the students learned about the proper number of patients necessary for a sound medical education. To provide financial support and better education, the legislature approved a program to accept paying patients into University Hospital in 1965. The hospital thus changed from a charity hospital to a teaching hospital."

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Posted by Diogenes on 01/13/2018 at 5:24 PM

Re: “UAMS layoffs: Details for faculty

Or must we respect the date in [board policy] 405.1 for faculty.... Oh, so Campus and College of Medicine question if they must follow written policy?

And if a faculty member violates policy?

Oh Dr Shorey, how low the mighty have fallen. How sad this would make Dr Shorey Senior, rest his soul.

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Posted by Diogenes on 01/13/2018 at 12:24 PM

Re: “UAMS closes weight-loss clinic; staff at Children's may be hired by research institute

A one time $1000 bonus is 48 cents an hour. As a bonus, not added to base, which would compound with future raises. After tax cut taxes, not a game changer. And Social Security 6.2% comes out of every dollar the $11/hour guy makes, the guy making 1 penny more than $127,200 pays no additional.

Is my older daddy used to say, the rich guy has just as much right to sleep under the bridge is the poor man.

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Posted by Diogenes on 01/11/2018 at 4:19 PM

Re: “NLRPD releases footage of officer shooting Charles Smith; say officers had no choice but to return fire

Tragic. Raises question of why the stop/search etc. But a 17y/o w/ a gun, and shooting at police...
Irony of most of these dash cam tapes, is there is a point at rewind when it could go a different way.

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Posted by Diogenes on 01/10/2018 at 1:36 PM

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