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Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

The Great Morel Caper?

Village Buzz, People Making A Difference, Police, Quality of Life

The Great Morel Caper?

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Germanwings Flight 9525

Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

The following piece is posted on the Town of Lisbon, Maine website and was posted by the group named at the end:

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A Father/Daughter Talk...

Politics, Humor, Potpourri

A Father and Daughter Talk…

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Has the John Doe Claimed Another Victim?

Milwaukee County, Politics, Quality of Life, Wisconsin

 It is a shame that I’ll not be able to read the various tomes authored by Christian Schneider in the Journal Sentinel any more, but, since he decided to foolishly go up against John Chisholm, the Milwaukee County DA, and actually talk about the John Doe investigation this morning, I suspect he’ll be incarcerated rather quickly.  If not incarcerated, then almost certainly he’ll be subject to a defamation suit.

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The Other Side of the ACA...

Politics, Healthcare, Employment, Wisconsin

Assurant Health, basically the former Time Insurance Company that used to be headquartered in Milwaukee is being put on the block by its parent organization and the blame for that can be laid at the feet of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Time Insurance made money on health insurance using smart underwriting of the risk.  The use of health underwriting is forbidden by the ACA, something that people with prior health conditions and without insurance found to be great.  Consequently, a formerly profitable health insurer is now losing big money due to adverse claims needing to be paid.  It has other business that is largely comprised of life, dental and short-term and long-term disability policies which can still be underwritten but which is insufficient to keep the company alive in its present form.

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