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Re: “Issue 3? What Issue 3? Lobbyists slop hogs at lunch break deemed 'special event'

We should get Missy Irvin (and all legislators) to agree to the same restrictions her MD husband has. No trips, no golf, no free pins, pads, donuts and the amount of all expenditures over $10 to be listed online by the lobbyist or company.

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Posted by olddoc on 12/18/2014 at 3:08 PM

Re: “The open line; and call for subscriptions

"Don't let the door hit you on the way out."

I have no illusions that I or my rare posts will be missed but I think I'll be taking a vacation from AT blog for awhile.

I don't think I typically look at it more than a couple of times a week, and that just isn't worth almost as much as I pay for services I look at daily.

I wish AT the best and I truly think their will be significant modification of the current proposal.

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Posted by olddoc on 07/29/2013 at 6:51 PM

Re: “The Arkansas Times introduces digital membership

Interesting concept to give away most of what the staff writes, but sell the part largely contributed for free.

Seems similar to the Razorbacks giving free admission to the stadium but charging people to attend the tailgating events.

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Posted by olddoc on 07/25/2013 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Baptist Health laying off 170 workers statewide

Yossarian - maybe you have a point, but I can't see it. You laud direct care personnel ie "pharmacists" and act like docs and administrators have something in common.

Do me a favor, find someone you know who is in the hospital. Ask them to call every time they see a nurse, a doc, a pharmacist, or an administrator. I'll be surprised if either of the latter is there more frequently than the former.

The only docs I don't know who don't go to bed thinking about the welfare of the patients they saw that day are one who are employees.............and I think in 15 years you won't find any docs who aren't employees..........don't think that is what you seek.

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Posted by olddoc on 07/16/2013 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Baptist Health laying off 170 workers statewide

@cbb " It would be too hard to ask the doctors to top their salaries off at $300K."

Sign me up. Even when I worked full time, I never crossed that tier. But I never worked for BMC or UAMS.

Watch that yearly summary, there are a lot less than that............and some much more

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Posted by olddoc on 07/16/2013 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Religion and the Founding Fathers

Jefferson "it is a document in proof that I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus, very different from the Platonists, who call me infidel, and themselves Christians and preachers of the gospel, while they draw all their characteristic dogmas from what it’s Author never said nor saw. they have compounded from the heathen mysteries a system beyond the comprehension of man, of which the great reformer of the vicious ethics and deism of the Jews, were he to return on earth, would not recognise one feature"

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Posted by olddoc on 07/05/2013 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Religion and the Founding Fathers


Jefferson may not have been referring to "your God"

but here is another quote of his

"...those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy, the most sublime & benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man, endeavored to crush your well earnt, & well deserved fame." - Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Priestley, Washington, March 21, 1801[1]

Here is one of your quotes
Quotation: "Sir, no nation has ever yet existed or been governed without religion. Nor can be. The Christian religion is the best religion that has been given to man, and I as chief magistrate of this nation am bound to give it the sanction of my example."

Comments: This quotation appeared in a handwritten manuscript by the Reverend Ethan Allen (1796-1879). The story was related to Allen by a Mr. Ingle, who claimed to have been told a story that Jefferson was walking to church services one Sunday,

The story comes to us third-hand, and has not been confirmed by any references in Jefferson's papers or any other known sources. Its authenticity is questionable.

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Posted by olddoc on 07/05/2013 at 4:35 PM

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