Thursday, July 13, 2017

National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against Over 412 Individuals!

US Dept of Justice ^ | July 13, 2017 

Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 412 charged defendants across 41 federal districts, including 115 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $1.3 billion in false billings.

Of those charged, over 120 defendants, including doctors, were charged for their roles in prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics. Thirty state Medicaid Fraud Control Units also participated in today’s arrests. In addition, HHS has initiated suspension actions against 295 providers, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
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It’s Heterosexual Pride Day, Let Us Celebrate The People Who Keep The Human Race Alive! ^ | June 29, 2017 | Sukith Fernando 

Since the dawn of time, procreation has occupied a fundamental and essential foundation in this world to ensure the preservation of the natural order and the prosperity of humanity. It has been ratified by religion, and guarded by humans through tradition, knowing full well that any manipulation of it would result in chaos. As a result, it is our cis-het males and females who have ensured the preservation and continuation of our nationality, our race, and our species. If any identity group deserves a pride day, it is them.

For thousands of years, before the advent of liberalism and cultural marxism, heterosexuality ruled supreme, and the survival of Western civilisation was secured. However, this sense of security has now given way to imminent collapse. An encouragement of new lifestyles and the acceptance of illusions has resulted in the West coming under the threat of a new problem. Today, the Western world is suffering under a low birth rate, making it imperative more than ever before to celebrate and promote marriage and reproduction for their pivotal roles in society.
As many of you probably are now, I was surprised to discover that there indeed was a day to mark heterosexual pride. Given the current power wielded by LGBT activists and lobby groups, it is encouraging to see that not all tradition and morality is lost. Of course, the emergence of non-traditional sexual identities has been a modern-day phenomenon, attributed to Carl Friedrich Otto Westphal’s article on ‘contrary sexual sensations’. It is from here on that we witness the triggering of the slippery slope that has led to today’s circumstances.
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The Trump Jr. “Scandal” Was a Sting Operation. Here’s The Proof…But What’s The Reason?

IWB ^ | Mark Angelides 

We have been hearing about Russian connections and Collusion for over a year now and very little of substance in terms of evidence has been forthcoming. But now with Don Jr. meeting a “Russian Agent”, surely this is the Smoking Gun? A little research shows that the “Agent” is in fact deeply connected to the Democrat party and was at least indirectly employed by the DNC during the “meeting”.

So far, based on Don Junior’s emails and MSM speculation, the story goes that a Mr. Emin Agalarov contacted Don Jr. to arrange a meeting for him with a “Russian Lawyer” to get “some dirt” on Hillary Clinton. Don agreed and went to the meeting. Both Don Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya (the Lawyer) have both said that they were at cross purposes; she thought she was there to talk about Russian sanctions, and he thought he was there to get information.
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BOOM! Pro-Russia Hacker Site “Cyber Berkut” Publishes Links Between Ukraine and Clinton!

Gateway Pundt ^ | 7/13/17 | Jim Hoft 

The pro-Russian hacker site “Cyber Berkut” published links between the Ukrainian government and the Hillary Clinton Campaign today. Wikileaks posted the image.

Jim Hoft Jul 13th, 2017 10:33 am 89 Comments The pro-Russian hacker site “Cyber Berkut” published links between the Ukrainian government and the Hillary Clinton Campaign today.
Wikileaks posted the image.
THIS IS AMAZING— Cyber Berkut published this damning news today. Hillary Clinton campaign and the Ukrainian government! According to Cyber Berkut the Ukrainian foundation transferred 10 to 25 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. Ukraine sponsored the Clinton Foundation using IMF loans!
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How coddling and cocooning today's youths can lead to violence!

The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 8, 2017 | Fred Dickey 

The thugs were egged on by government indifference. That’s all they needed to have a holiday of riot.
They smashed windows. They burned. They attacked opponents and sent bystanders scurrying in fear. And the police stood by. And the authorities that had the power to discipline them quailed in their offices.
The ideas the goons rioted to suppress had to slink away unheard. A victory for the bad guys, if we can play loose with the term.
That happened in Berlin, Germany in 1937, right?
Similar things, yes, but this particular travesty happened at UC Berkeley in 2017.
It did not turn into a book-burning because the Nazis had made that tactic unfashionable, so it was off the table.
Think I’m being overly dramatic? Maybe we shrug in disbelief because “it couldn’t happen here.”
Well, it did, and for an un-American reason: A provocative, conservative speaker had been invited to address a campus club in February, and leftist extremists, mainly students, decided they had to suppress “hate speech” by any means available — including clubs and fire......
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White House goes on offense, slams DNC, Clintons for ‘collusion’ ^ | July 12, 2017 | Brooke Singman 

The White House has been grappling all week with revelations of a meeting the president’s eldest son held last year with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was said to have dirt on Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to help the Trump campaign.

But Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders used Wednesday’s off-camera briefing to highlight DNC and Clinton ties to foreign governments including Russia and Ukraine.

“If we’re looking at Russia relationships with anybody, it would be directly with the Clintons,” she said, citing examples of a speech former President Bill Clinton gave in Russia for which he reportedly earned over $500,000 and reports of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton selling what Sanders described as “a third of the world’s uranium” to Russia.
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Five Hard Truths That Will Set You Free

Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-11-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope 

Five Hard Truths That Will Set You Free

I have received many requests to republish a post from several years ago. The following five truths from that essay are indeed hard. They rock our world and stab at the heart of some of our most cherished modern notions. If they can be accepted for the truth they convey, however, they bring great peace. These truths are not only good medicine for our collective self-absorption but they also help us to have more realistic expectations as we live out our lives in this imperfect and limited world. Study these truths well. If they irritate you a bit, good; they’re supposed to. They are meant to provoke thought and reassessment.
I did not originate the following five principles, but the commentary is my own. So thank the one to whom the Holy Spirit first spoke them and tolerate my meager commentary.
1. Life is hard. We live in times of comfort and convenience. Medicine has removed a lot of pain and suffering from our lives. Consumer goods are readily available and we have a wide array of choices. Entertainment comes in many varieties and is often inexpensive. Hard labor is something that few of us are familiar with. Obesity is common due to overconsumption and underactivity.
All of these creature comforts have led us to expect that life should always be just peachy. We become outraged at the slightest suffering, inconvenience, or delay.
Our ancestors lived lives that were far more “brutish and short,” to borrow a phrase from Thomas Hobbes. Life was a “vale of tears.” They understood that suffering was a part of life. When we suffer today, we start thinking about lawsuits and who is to blame. Suffering seems obnoxious to us and hard work unreasonable! We are angered and flung into anxiety at the mere threat of suffering.
This principle reminds us that suffering and difficulty are part of life; they should be expected. Accepting suffering does not mean we have to like it. Acceptance of the fact that life will be hard at times means that we get less angry and anxious when it is; we do not lose serenity. In fact, it brings a strange sort of peace. We are freed from unrealistic expectations that merely breed resentment. We also become more grateful for the joys we do experience.
2. Your life is not about you. If you want to make God chuckle, tell Him your plans. If you really want to give him a belly laugh, tell Him His plans! We often like to think that we should just be able to do what ever pleases us and maximizes our “self-actualization.” However, we do not decide alone what course our life will take.
In this age of “nobody tells me what to do,” it is important to remember that our true happiness comes from getting not what we want, but what God wants. Our destiny is not to follow our star; it is to follow God. True peace comes from careful discernment of God’s will for us.
It is sad how few people today ever really speak ahead of time with God about important things like careers, entering into a marriage, or pondering a large project. We just go off and do what we please, expecting God to bail us out if it doesn’t go well. You and I do not exist merely for our own whims; we have a place in God’s plan. We have greater serenity when we discern that place and humbly seek God’s will. Accepting the fact that we are not the masters of our own destiny, not the captains of our own ship, gives us greater peace. It also usually saves us a lot of mileage.
Humbly accepting that our life is not simply about us and what we want is a freeing truth. We often don’t get what we want; if we can allow life to just unfold and not demand that everything be simply the way we want it, we can be more serene and free.
3. You are not in control. Control is something of an illusion. We may have plans for tomorrow but there are many things between now and tomorrow over which we have no control. For example, we cannot even control or guarantee the next beat of our heart. I may think I have tomorrow under control, but tomorrow is not promised; it may never come.
Because we think that we control a few things, we think that we can control many things. Not really. Our attempts to control and manipulate outcomes are comical, sometimes even harmful.
Thinking that we can control things leads us to think that we must control them. This in turn leads to great anxiety and often anger as well.
We usually think that if we are in control we will be less anxious. This is couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the more we think we can control, the more we try to control, which increases our burdens and anxiety. We end up getting angry because we discover that there many things and people we cannot control after all. This causes frustration and fear.
We would be freer and less anxious if we would simply accept the fact that there are many things—most things, in fact—over which we have no control. Our expectation of everything being under control is unrealistic. Life comes at you fast. Brooding over unpredictable and uncontrollable things amounts to bondage. Simply accepting that we are often not in control is freeing.
4. You are not that important. This one hurts. We often think that the whole world should revolve around us. We think it is only our feelings that matter and our wellbeing that is important. We are loved by God in a very particular way, but that does not change the fact that we must often yield to others who are also loved by God in a very special way.
Sometimes other people are more important than we are. We might even be called upon to give our life so that others may live. We must yield to others whose needs are more crucial than our own. The world doesn’t exist just for us and what we want.
There is great peace and freedom in coming to accept this. We are often made so anxious if we are not recognized while others are, or if our feelings and preferences are not everyone’s priority. Accepting the truth that we are not that important allows us to relax and enjoy caring about other people and celebrating their importance.
5. You are going to die. We get all worked up about what this world dishes out, but just take a walk in a cemetery. Those folks were all worked up too. Now their struggles are over. If they were faithful, they are with God; they are now experiencing that “trouble don’t last always.”
This truth also helps us to do the most important thing: get ready to meet God. So many people spend their lives clowning around and goofing off, ignoring our most urgent priority. In the end, this is freeing because we are loosed from the many excessive and often conflicting demands of the world; we can concentrate on doing the one thing necessary. Our life simplifies and we don’t take this world too seriously because we understand that it is passing away. There is great peace and freedom in coming to accept this.
So there you have them, five hard truths that will set you free. Think about them. Memorize them. Pull them out when life comes at you fast and hard with its agenda of control, self-importance, and empty promises of perfect comfort here on earth. A simple, sober, humble, and focused life brings great serenity.







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