Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Humpday Humor: "Government-Friendly" Media

The New York Times reports that El Impulso, Venezuela's oldest newspaper, is closing it's doors after 110 years in circulation.

Their take on media in the South American country:

..."the share of independent media has fallen, with opaque or government-friendly buyers taking over outlets and softening their editorial line."
Is this unintended or just subtle humor printed in the NYT?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Outcast Media Outlets Provide the "Illusion" of Freedom

Will you know totalitarian media when you see it?

In this interview with RTJohn Pilger talks media censorship, ISIS, the Pravada and BBC...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Texas' Biggest Welfare Recipients

Dr. Reuben Elovitz, Welfare Recipient 

Thankfully more researchers are sifting through the data on who collects Medicare taxes.  The Texas Tribune published a table of the greatest Medicare welfare recipients in Texas...

Medicare Data Shines Light on Billions Paid to TX Doctors

Highlights from the research:

  • 342 Texas doctors were paid over $1 million by Medicare in 2012
  • 20 doctors hauled in over $3 million annually from Medicare
  • Missing context like doctor's costs and number of patients treated make the data incomplete

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Broad-casting vs. Narrow-casting

For the last half-dozen years podcast's have filled consumer needs across the spectrum.  Whether you are in the business community, news media, professional entertainment or just looking to reach people in your local community this new medium could be for you.

Dan Carlin explains how content producers are benefiting from this new form of "narrow-casting"...

*clip from Smart People Podcast

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Humpday Humor: Obama Following Rick Perry Into Iraq?

Do you remember when Rick Perry made some really outlandish comments at the 2012 Presidential debate?

Here is a brief clip to jog your memory...

That's funny because voters were so disgusted by Perry's comments on Iraq that he lost all hope to become President.  Could you imagine America electing a President in 2012 who supported re-starting the failed invasion of Iraq?  That would be unthinkable!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lobbying as a Cottage Industry

When lobbying the government becomes a cottage industry we have a problem.  Bryan Callen explains one reason why marijuana is still (mostly) illegal.

Find out more about Bryan here and Joe Rogan here.