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2011 June 18 — Why Now?
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Who Are These People?

I received a robo-call a few days ago to watch out for an “important health care alert”, and the only name I recognized was that of my worthless Congresscritter, Jefferson Beauregard Miller.

It showed up today, and from local sources, Miller doesn’t know anything about it. [That’s quite believable, as my experience is that Miller doesn’t know anything about most things.]

The mailer is from a group calling itself the American Life Sciences Innovation Council, which has a web site that was registered by “Domains by Proxy” in Arizona through GoDaddy in April of this year, for a single year. The address is 2100 M Street NW Suite 170-256 in DC, which is apparently a box at a UPS store, an address used by a motley crew of groups including serial liar James O’Keefe, and the group behind the Park 51 Islamic center in NYC.

The ad is made to appear as if it came from Miller, but it didn’t, and recommends thanking him for “protecting Medicare” when he voted for the Ryan bill that would destroy it.

It looks like a front group for Medicine Inc. who are worried that something might be done about all of the worthless tests and procedures that they do to pad their profit margin.

June 18, 2011   7 Comments

Wallow Fire – Creeping To The Finish

Wallow FireThe firefighters are definitely winning the battle. Faced with Red Flag conditions they have managed to hold their lines and limit the spread of the fire.

Update: The fire has jumped the containment line in New Mexico and is headed for Luna. Air support can’t fly because of the high winds, so it is going to be a ground battle to save the town.

Information from the current Wallow Fire InciWeb Page

  • Date Started: 5/29/2011
  • Location: Apache, Navajo, Graham, and Greenlee Counties, San Carlos and White Mountain Apache Reservations, Arizona; Catron County, New Mexico
  • Cause: Human – under investigation
  • Size: 500,409 acres [782 miles² 2025 km²] based on infrared data
  • Percent Contained: 38%
  • Injuries to Date: 11
  • Residences: 2,714 threatened; 32 destroyed; 5 damaged
  • Commercial Property: 473 threatened; 4 destroyed
  • Outbuildings: 1,216 threatened; 36 destroyed; 1 damaged
  • Other: 1 truck destroyed
  • Number of Personnel: Approximately 4,152 including 19 hotshot crews and 64 hand crews
  • Equipment: 21 dozers, 245 engines, 63 watertenders
  • Aircraft: 15 helicopters, 5 air tankers
  • Incident Commander: Jim Loach, Area Command Team 3

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June 18, 2011   2 Comments