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Animal news, sort of: flying turtles, subsequent injuries and irritated physicians

Ever been whacked by a turtle? Probably not, but it’s something to consider, if you’re either (1) an insurance company employee tasked with coming up with an individual medical code for every possible insurable — or insurance-company-sleazing-out-of-paying — medical problem; … Continue reading

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“Hey, I’m trying to run a giant Ponzi scheme here! Don’t screw it up.”

I paid very little attention to Bernie Madoff’s death, just as I paid no attention to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. I’m not wealthy and I have never trusted “financial advisors’” advice. But, as always, Kevin Underhill (LoweringTheBar) comes up, uh, … Continue reading

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A succinct argument on behalf of mass transit

From Kevin Underhill’s LoweringTheBar: If you really want a car but can’t afford the down payment, one way to finance that would be to have the dealership loan you a car, drive that car to a bank, then rob that … Continue reading

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