Thursday, June 30, 2016

DHS Sec Jeh Johnson Refuses To Answer Senate On Govt. Terror Scrubbing Tactics

At 4:29 ISIL has Hijacked MY RELIGION?

Home Grown Extremists? 

Titularly, this is a blog about Psychiatry. 

If and when you open the case files for the uninitiate you run the not inconsiderable risk of being marginalized by being accused of being a Scientologist.

For all of the negative press COS has gotten, we have not seen Scientologists killing 49 people in a gay nightclub so they can get into heaven to collect their 72 Operating Thetans.

Neither have we seen them corrupting the FDA, the DOJ, and committing wholesale criminal financial fraud against medicare, medicaid and tricare.

Are we in any way affiliated with COS?


Does COS get a tax break as an organized church/religion?

We do not know, and do not care.

"ISIL has Hijacked MY Religion"

With Jeh Johnson in situ we've got Real problems to deal with.

Another Gynecomastia Case Against JNJ/Risperdal

Lawyers and Settlements
June 29, 2016, 08:00:00AM. By Jane Mundy

Albany, NY: Along with the physical side effects of Risperdal, boys with gynecomastia are bullied and teased at school and will likely carry psychological scarring all their lives.

One such victim is Shaquil Byrd. He recently filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and is currently waiting for a judge to decide on a dismissal motion from the drug giant. Byrd’s case will go to trial if the motion is denied.

Byrd was prescribed Risperdal off label in 2002, when he was only nine years old. The FDA hadn’t approved the antipsychotic medication to be used by children, only to be prescribed to treat schizophrenic adults. He stopped taking the drug in 2007, but five years was long enough to have him diagnosed with gynecomastia, or abnormally large male breasts. He had surgery to remove his breasts two years ago.

Luke Malamood, Byrd’s lawyer, told NEWS10 that J&J knew gynecomastia was a frequent side effect and “one that could happen to as many as 1 out of 20 or 1 out of 15 patients.” J&J claims it is a rare side effect, happening in less than 1 out of 1,000 patients.

Malamood said these statistics didn’t get passed onto Byrd’s mom. “I felt like they used him as a guinea pig to be honest,” Eugenia Jorda, Byrd’s mother, told the news station. And doctors were also told by J&J sales representatives that Risperdal gynecomastia was rare.


Risperdal Punitive Damages?
Risperdal Lawsuits Favor Plaintiffs
Kentucky Risperdal Lawsuit Settles for $15.5 Million

On top of the four Risperdal cases that found in favor of the plaintiff (J&J shelled out just under $5 million total), the drug giant has been ordered to pay a whopping $2.2 billion in a marketing settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and a group of states. It was fined this amount mainly due to off-label promotion of Risperdal and misconduct. The federal government claimed that J&J had deliberately marketed the drug to gain access to the potentially lucrative children/adolescent market, even though the FDA only approved the drug for adult use. Reuters reported that J&J cited the Eighth Amendment in arguing against the penalty, saying it qualified as an “excessive” fine. (The $2.2 billion fine does compensate Risperdal victims.)

In all four trials so far, juries found that J&J failed to adequately warn of the risks of gynecomastia. And the company is facing more than 1,000 lawsuits, alleging that Risperdal triggered breast development in boys. It isn’t such a rare side effect as J&J would have us believe.


Thank You Ms Mundy and Lawyers and Settlements.

We've heard about JNJ/Risperdal being On The Hook for Billions before. We're not holding our breath this time either.

They beat it last time when 40 out of 50 State AG's wanted a piece of them by being FOGR (Friends of Gun Runner) AG Eric Holder.

Fines in the Billions are fine as a start.

FDA Hiding Reports Linking Psych Drugs To Homicide

But only as a start.

Toss the JNJ perps and their street runners right on down the line into Federal and State Correctional Facilities.

Real murder and attempted murder are no joke, no matter who you know to collude with and run cover for you.

Former FDA Commish Margaret Hamburg Named In Massive Conspiracy and Racketeering Lawsuit

Friday Musical Interlude, 1 Day Early: Shawn Lane, "Not Again!"

This weekend celebrates Independence Day on Monday the 4th, and we've got 2 renditions of The Star Spangled Banner for tomorrow.

Independence Day Fireworks.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Missiles For Terrorists But No Guns For Americans

Same bottom feeders whose flunky when grilled about their idiot Green Jobs, tried to hide behind those they 'Created' in Health Care.  

Mind Control Tops U.S. Healthcare Spending

Obama is the biggest smuggler of guns to terrorists.
June 27, 2016

Daniel Greenfield

You won’t find many of the Democrats who pulled their phony publicity stunt over gun control backing the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act. It was after all their very own administration that chose to send F-16 fighter jets, not to mention other serious firepower, to the Muslim Brotherhood regime that ruled in Egypt before being overthrown by military intervention and popular protests.

Not only was the Muslim Brotherhood regime linked to Hamas, which was designated as a foreign terrorist group by the State Department, but it had helped ISIS open up a front in the Sinai. Hamas is an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. Al Qaeda is currently run by a Brotherhood splinter group. Osama bin Laden had been a member of the Brotherhood. Zarqawi, the founder of the group that eventually became ISIS, was freed as a gesture to the Muslim Brotherhood. If the Muslim Brotherhood were any more involved in Islamic terrorism, it would have copyrighted the term.

But Secretary of State John Kerry had defended the weapons giveaway to the Brotherhood by claiming that, “Not everything lends itself to a simple classification, black or white.” Apparently aiding Islamic terrorists defies simple classification. Not everything is black and white. Sometimes it’s bright red.

While Democrats have harped on gun sales to potential terrorists, their own government was responsible for selling far more lethal weapons to far more dangerous Islamic terrorist groups.

Our weapons have gone to such diverse forces for democracy in Syria as the Islamist militias operating under the moniker of the Free Syrian Army whose leader defended Al Qaeda and the majority of whose commanders wanted to work with Al Qaeda, Jaysh al-Qasas, a former ally of ISIS and Ghuraba al-Sham, which had called for slaughtering Americans “like cattle” and whose former leader had ISIS ties.

The Free Syrian Army had included the Farouq Brigades, which forced non-Muslims to pay Jizya taxes and which became notorious when one of its commanders was filmed eating a heart. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Tawheed Brigade, which was part of the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front and the Islamic Front, had called for imposing Sharia in an Islamic State alongside Al Qaeda.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Mujahadeen Army, which included such democratic secular brigades as the Glory of Islam Brigade, the Islamic Light Movement, the Rightly Guided Brigades, the Lions of Islam and the Swords of Islam, and the Islamist Nour al Din al Zinki got TOW missiles.

Despite the feverish enthusiasm of Democrats for running background checks on Americans buying guns, they had no interest in conducting background checks on the Islamic terrorist groups they were sending missiles to.

The biggest smuggler of weapons to terrorists isn’t hiding in a cave somewhere in Pakistan. He isn’t living in exile in a villa in Latin America. Instead he lives in comfortable luxury in the White House.

Obama had secretly authorized Timber Sycamore, the code name that stood for an alliance with the Saudis to smuggle assault rifles and missiles to Syrian Jihadists. He endorsed a Qatari weapons smuggling operation to Libyan Jihadists which the White House later admitted was aiding “Islamic militant groups” who were “more antidemocratic, more hard-line, closer to an extreme version of Islam”. NATO forces around Libya were told to turn a blind eye to the weapons smuggling.

Guns and missiles flowed through Benghazi on orders from Obama. But the impetus had come from Hillary Clinton. The same Hillary Clinton who is so vocal about gun control in America fought to arm Jihadists in Libya. And Hillary also insisted that even more had to be done to arm Syrian Jihadists as well.

Obama, Hillary and other Democrats seem to think that Americans can’t be trusted with guns, but Islamists can. They’re as passionate about arming Islamic terrorists as they are about disarming Americans.

The Democrats blamed the Orlando Islamic terrorist attack by Omar Mateen on homophobia. Meanwhile the administration continues to aid Shiite militias that murder gay men.

Asaib Ahl al-Haq, also known as The League of the Righteous, is backed by Iran, and like its “moderate” backer in Tehran has become notorious for its massacres of gay men. Asaib Ahl al-Haq has beheaded gay men. The death total has been estimated to be higher than in the Pulse nightclub massacre.

Today Asaib Ahl al-Haq is a key player in the campaign against ISIS. Shiite militias are in charge in Iraq and American support for the Shiite effort, like its support for the Sunni effort in Syria, means support for Jihadist groups.

Obama freed the leaders of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, even though aside from its massacres of gay men, Asaib Ahl al-Haq has claimed credit for thousands of attacks on Americans. It had abducted and murdered American soldiers. And it continues to threaten Americans in Iraq today. Yet the United States has acted as its air force and its terrorists and killers allegedly carry our weapons.

Obama’s Iran nuke deal has funded a major arms shopping spree by the Islamic terror state. And yet the Democrats so dedicated to gun control were enthusiastically in favor of a plan which allows Iran to toy with nuclear technology whose destructive capability is so far above that of any gun that the latter might as well not even exist. They also have no problems with Iran’s weapons shopping spree.

Their philosophy continues to be that guns and missiles for terrorists are not a problem. Only Americans buying guns must be stopped even at the cost of our civil rights. And that is the problem in a nutshell.

Orlando was an Islamic terrorist attack. Democrats have put on a great show of caring about the abstract existence of firearms, but none about the threat of Islamic terrorists. Guns do not shoot themselves. Their lack of concern and interest in the motives of Islamic terrorists is the problem.

Obama has dispensed guns to Islamic terrorists without bothering with any background checks. Media accounts repeatedly spew nonsense about how Islamic Jihadists dedicated to establishing systems of Sharia law are really secular and democratic moderates. The same newspapers and news networks that are horrified at the idea of an American being able to purchase an AR-15 see no problems with Islamic terrorists getting their hands on everything from TOW missiles to F-16 jets.

Even Islamic terrorists who were allied with groups officially listed as terrorists still received weapons and support. That is unacceptable. And we may never know the full consequences of that treason.

If the Democrats really want gun control, then let them start by controlling the flood of guns and missiles going to terrorists. Not to mention drug cartels. If they really want gun control, then they can start by ending the sale of weapons to regimes tied to terrorism, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia. If they really want gun control, then they can prevent the recurrence of similar weapons smuggling schemes to Islamist groups by signing on to the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act.

But Democrats don’t oppose guns going to terrorists. They only oppose guns going to Americans.
Tags: Barack Obama, Gun Control, muslim brotherhood, Syria

Thank You Mr Greenfield and FPM.

Now Whose Nutz? Obama Admin Handing Out $18,000 XM2010 Sniper Rifles To Syrian Rebels

Same pissant Tyrants who can't quit yapping about taking guns away from American Citizens billing American Citizens to buy guns for the Wrong guys. 


Possible these rifles have already fallen into ISIS hands.


An image shared via Twitter on 17 June shows a member claiming to be affiliated with the New Syrian Army (NSyA) or an allied group operating in Syria’s Aleppo governorate. The combatant in the picture is armed with a US-made Remington XM2010 sniper rifle, adopted by the US Army as the M2010. Previously, images from the same twitter account purported to show a delivery of arms parachuted to besieged rebel forces inside the town of Mare, in the north of Aleppo governorate. These were likely provided on an emergency basis in the hopes of preventing rebel forces holding the town from being overrun by Islamic State forces, and to support the arrival of NSyA reinforcements. These supplies included significant quantities of ammunition, including mortar projectiles.

The XM2010 sniper rifle pictured is fitted with an AAC TiTAN-QD suppressor, Harris bipod, Leupold MK4 ER/T 6.5 x 20 scope with Badger Ordnance rings, and an L3 Insight AN/PAS-13G(V)1 Light Weapon Thermal Sight (LWTS). All of these accessories are part of the standard package for the US Army’s M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle, an upgrade and replacement program for the existing M24 Sniper Weapon System that began to be delivered in January 2011. The M24 SWS is chambered for the 7.62 x 51 mm calibre, whilst the M2010 is now chambered for .300 Winchester Magnum. The adoption of the new rifle and calibre has resulted in a weapon system with approximately 50% greater range than the M24 SWS.

This is one of the first sightings of a US military-grade thermal optic delivered to Syrian rebel groups. The combination of the longer range of .300 WM ammunition, the ability to engage targets with the help of a thermal clip-on optic, and the discretion of a suppressor will be very helpful in the sniper-contested scenario of Aleppo.

Keep reading…

HT: Bill Roggio

Thank You Bill and Zip.

Docs Using EHRs, CPOE Less Satisfied, More Likely To Burn Out

Your Papers! We must have your Papers so we can control you(r information).


by Marla Durben Hirsch |

Jun 28, 2016 2:35pm

Use of electronic health records and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) reduces physician satisfaction and contributes to higher rates of burnout, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic published in Mayo Clinical Proceedings.

The researchers surveyed 6,560 physicians in active clinical practice nationwide between August and October 2014. Most (84.5 percent) indicated that they used EHRs; 82.5 percent used CPOE. However, the number of physicians unhappy with the systems outweighed those who were happy with them.

Of those who used EHRs, only 36 percent were satisfied or very satisfied with them; 43.7 percent were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied. Of those who used CPOE, 38 percent were satisfied or very satisfied; 41.9 percent were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied.

Physicians who used EHRs and CPOE had higher rates of burnout, whether or not they were satisfied with their systems. Of the physicians who used EHRs, only 36.3 percent agreed or strongly agreed that the systems improved patient care, and only 23 percent believed that they improved efficiency. Only 21.9 percent of physicians using a patient portal believed that the portal increased their efficiency.

Pathologists and pediatricians reported the most satisfaction; ophthalmologists,preventive/occupational medicine doctors and otolaryngologists had the least satisfaction. Younger physicians, in general, were more satisfied with their systems than older ones.

“Although electronic health records, electronic prescribing and computerized physician order entry have been touted as ways to improve quality of care, these tools also create clerical burden, cognitive burden, frequent interruptions and distraction--all of which can contribute to physician burnout,” lead study author Tait Shanafelt, M.D., said. “Burnout has been shown to erode quality of care, increase risk of medical errors, and lead physicians to reduce clinical work hours, suggesting that the net effect of these electronic tools on quality of care for the U.S. healthcare system is less clear.”

To learn more:

- here's the abstract

- check out the announcement

Read More:

Mayo Clinic

Tait Shanafelt


Physician Satisfaction

Thank You Ms Durben Hirsch and FH.

cognitive burnout? Sounds like an incipient mental illness.

If they're mentally ill or becoming so they have No business having anything to do with other people's health, civil rights, and lives.

Revoke their licenses, drag them in for a 72 hr junk medical show trial, get them diagnosed, lied to, poisoned and set up for life, issue them a Government disability check, and the Rest of us, (it couldn't be You who needs to be pasted with an incurable opinion of an incurable opinion, it's those Other people who you've got to be afraid of) will all be doing just fine, eventually, in the mentally healthy World of Next Tuesday.

Updated: Records For Nearly 10 Million Patients For Sale By Hacker

Let's have another thunderous, standing ovation for Centralizing Authority/Anything.

by Dan Bowman |
Jun 28, 2016 1:12pm

UPDATED: Personal information for close to 10 million people is being sold online by a hacker who stole the information from a health insurance database and three hospitals.

On Tuesday, DeepDotWeb reported that a hacker put health records for 9.3 million patients, stolen from a health insurance database, up for sale on TheRealDeal market for 750 bitcoin ($485,000). The same hacker, two days earlier, put records for roughly 655,000 patients across three hospitals for sale online, according to DeepDotWeb andMotherboard.

According to DeepDotWeb 's report of the hospital hacking incidents:
48,000 records were stolen from a hospital in Farmington, Missouri
397,000 records were stolen from a hospital in Atlanta
210,000 records were stolen from a Central/Midwest-based hospital

Records from the Atlanta hack are being sold for “just over 643 bitcoins”
($411,000), according to Motherboard, while those from the Midwest hospital are available for $205,000. Records from the Missouri incident are being sold for $100,000.

The hacker told Motherboard that $100,000 worth of records have already been sold from the Atlanta hospital, saying that “someone wanted to buy all the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance records, specifically.”

The records include Social Security and insurance policy numbers, as well as names, birth dates and addresses.

The hacker told the hospitals to expect “a lot more,” via a message in DeepDotWeb.

“Next time an adversary comes to you and offers an opportunity to cover this up and make it go away for a small fee to prevent the leak, take the offer,” the hacker said.

Hospitals typically are encouraged to not meet a hacker’s ransom demands in such situations. Case in point, the Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Departments of Justice and Homeland security, last week published guidance focusing on ransomware in which they advise organizations to not pay a ransom.

“Paying a ransom does not guarantee an organization will regain access to their data,” the guidance states. “[I]n fact, some individuals or organizations were never provided with decryption keys after having paid a ransom. ... Paying could inadvertently encourage this criminal business model.”

In February, Los Angeles-based Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid hackers roughly $17,000 (40 bitcoins) after a ransomware attack left its networks disabled, a move the organization said was “in the best interest of restoring normal operations.”

To learn more:
- read the DeepDotWeb post on the health insurance database hack
- here's the DeepDotWeb article on the hospital hacks
- read the Motherboard post
- check out the guidance

Thank You Mr Bowman and FH.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Feds Arrest More Than 300 In National Fraud Bust

Well, Zip, a dee do dah day. When it's not in Auntie DiFi, Uncle Sid, Cousin Kamala, and that weird guy down the street, Gavin's, back yard they Can actually find HC Fraud.

(Actually they found it, repeatedly, according to our stat counter way back when we Reported it. Then they appointed Janet, DHS Napolitano as President of the UC system. Go figure.)

by Evan Sweeney |
Jun 22, 2016 1:30pm

Federal authorities announced a record-breaking coordinated fraud takedown Wednesday that charged 301 people involved in various healthcare fraud schemes totaling $900 million in false claims.

The historic fraud bust, led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, was another notch in the belt for federal authorities, surpassing last year’s coordinated arrest of 243 people linked to $712 million in false billing.

Like last year’s takedown, authorities underscored the importance of the collaborative effort, which spanned 36 federal districts and involved several federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, as well as local and state authorities, including 23 Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

“As this takedown should make clear, health care fraud is not an abstract violation or benign offense,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said during a press conference announcing the takedown. “It is a serious crime. The wrongdoers that we pursue in these operations seek to use public funds for private enrichment. They target real people--many of them in need of significant medical care.”

Lynch highlighted several specific schemes, including one in which a network of clinics in Brooklyn is accused of bribing patients in order to bill Medicare and Medicaid more than $38 million for unnecessary medical treatment. She also identified several new fraud trends within Medicare Part D, including evidence of stolen doctor IDs used to create fake prescriptions, and a growing number of schemes involving compound medications, which were linked to a massive spike in fraudulent billing within Tricare last year.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell credited the work of nearly 1,000 federal agents who “employed advanced analytics and cutting edge investigative work” to expose various schemes. She added that the high cost of drugs, and the fact that Part D is a relatively new program,makes it a target for fraud.

For more:
- read the DOJ announcement
- here’s Lynch’s remarks
Read More:
HHS Office of Inspector General

Thank You Mr Sweeny and FH.

Only Law Enforcement Can Be Trusted With Guns: More Than 940 Law Enforcement Guns Lost In California Since 2010

Leave it to the Government. They're experts.


by Kerry Picket

An investigation by the Mercury News reveals that 944 law enforcement firearms have been lost in California since 2010. Among that number, 717 are unaccounted for, 192 were stolen and 35 were misplaced.

Six hundred semi-automatic pistols and revolvers were the bulk of the firearms that went missing, followed by 251 shotguns, 27 semi-automatic rifles, 16 long rifles, 15 sniper rifles, 12 grenade/tear gas launchers and 1 submachine gun.

According to The Mercury News, the stolen weapons were swiped from the back of car seats, inside of glove compartment boxes and gym bags, from dresser drawers and under beds.

“You just can’t leave a gun alone in a vehicle,” retired FBI Agent Jim Wedick told The Mercury News. “You just can’t do it.

Thank You Ms Picket and DC.

It's a pretty safe bet that most of these gun losers had to PASS a psychological profiling to get the job to begin with.

Chalk up another one for mental health.

Only the Government can be trusted with guns, because They're the experts.

CIA Arms Shipment For Syrian Rebels Stolen By Jordanian Government And Sold On Black Market

The instruction manual on this one, With "Warning! Danger Will Robinson!" written all over it is Only 500 years old.

chapters 12 and 13, regarding auxiliaries and mercenaries.

Guns, Islam and Orlando

Note the stockpiles of weapons belonging to Islamic terrorists in countries with extremely stringent gun control. Gun control didn't stop the murderers there. Gun control won't stop murderers, mass or otherwise, anywhere.

Behaviorism/Tyranny never has, never will.

Breaking, Missouri Governor Vetoes Concealed Carry Bill.

Democrat, naturally.

Muslim Woman at LAX: F#*k America. I Will Make Sure We Bomb America

Obama: Remaking America.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Reagan Warned Us

Hawaii Sieg Heil! State Governor Signs Bill Making Hawaii 1st State To Put ALL Gun Owners In FBI Database


As if we needed any more reasons not to waste our time and money visiting the place.

This is the next effort, so they can record whoever has guns.

Via Reuters:

Hawaii’s governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.

The move by gun control proponents in the liberal state represents an effort to institute some limits on firearms in the face of a bitter national debate over guns that this week saw Democratic lawmakers stage a sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hawaii Governor David Ige, a Democrat, on Thursday signed into law a bill to have police in the state enroll people into an FBI criminal monitoring service after they register their firearms as already required, his office said in a statement.

Thank You Nick.

(Special Snowflakes) Millenials Throw Temper Tantrums At (Taxpayers) Baby Boomers For Voting Britain Out Of The EU

Gene Roddenberry's one world govt.

Suck it up buttercup, there are other countries in the EU you can move to.

Via Daily Mail:

Millennials have slammed baby boomers for voting Britain out of the EU as furious crowds of young people protest in London.

Young Britons voted in their droves in favour of the Remain campaign with an incredible 72 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds against a Brexit.

However despite their efforts, Leave won the referendum with 52 per cent thanks to the majority of older voters in England and Wales.

In response, Brits carrying placards and flags have staged a protest through the streets of London today, taking them from the Houses of Parliament, to Downing Street and London Bridge.

Many wore face paint and ignited flares as the hundreds of Britons marched towards the Shard, some carrying signs with the slogans ‘no borders’ and ‘refugees welcome’.

Figures by YouGov revealed that 56 per cent of 50 to 64-year-olds voted for a Brexit and many young people took to social media to complain that they have been let down by the older generation.

Lily Bowen wrote: ‘Older generations really don’t realise how badly this will affect our future.

While Matt Cooper tweeted: ‘Brilliant, once again the older generations get to decide what’s best and we’ve got to pickup the pieces.

Grace ‏Lansbury posted: ‘Very disappointing result, I hope older generations and even those of my generation understand the repercussions of this outcome.

Jon Gleeson ‏said: ‘Want to thank the older generations for once again screwing us over. Cheers, we’ll keep carrying the can for your mistakes.

Keep reading…

Thank You Dapandico and Daily Mail.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Musical Interlude: Johnny Winter, Jumping Jack Flash

Gun Control, Why We Keep Posting On It: Amount of Bureaucrats With Guns Now Out Number U.S. Marines

You Should be afraid of these people. This s##t is what the 2nd Amendment is all about.


Via Free Beacon:

There are now more non-military government employees who carry guns than there are U.S. Marines, according to a new report.

Open the Books, a taxpayer watchdog group, released a study Wednesday that finds domestic government agencies continue to grow their stockpiles of military-style weapons, as Democrats sat on the House floor calling for more restrictions on what guns American citizens can buy.

The “Militarization of America” report found civilian agencies spent $1.48 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between 2006 and 2014. Examples include IRS agents with AR-15s, and EPA bureaucrats wearing camouflage.

Keep reading…

Thank You Zip and Free Beacon.

Louie Gohmert: If Orlando Was About Guns, Then "Boston Was About A Pressure Cooker"

Democrats: Guns Sit In Just A Taste Of Guerrilla Tactics To Come

Real Time Sharing of Records 'Virtual Safety Net' for Patients In California

by Susan D. Hall |
Jun 23, 2016 11:19am

Six East Bay-area hospitals in California plan to share patient records in real-time to create a “virtual safety net” for patients, reports Hospitals & Health Networks.

Participating hospitals are the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland and Berkeley, Highland Hospital in Oakland, Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and San Leandro Hospital.

“We’re trying to use technology and available information to make it so no matter what door a patient walks through in Alameda County, we’re all on the same page,“ Jim Hickman, CEO of Better Health East Bay, Sutter Health’s philanthropic foundation partner in the East Bay, says in the article.

The secure data-sharing platform integrates with each hospital’s electronic health record system and will help care teams understand each patient’s usage patterns and care needs in the community.

It also will help the organizations better treat “super users.” For instance, in the first 60 days online, the two Alta Bates Summit Medical Centers registered 16,119 individual patients, 4,191 of whom had been to the emergency department three or more times in the previous 12 months.

They also discovered that 2,000 of their patients had been treated at Highland Hospital and 1,448 had three or more ED visits in the previous year.

When patients go to the emergency department of any participating hospital, push notifications are sent to their primary care physicians and case managers.

Hospitals are employing a number of tactics for better addressing super users, such as making “house calls” on the homeless and using “navigators” within the ED to redirect patients to behavioral and mental health resources, low-income housing and other needs.

To learn more:
- here's the article

Read More:

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center


Thank You Ms Hall and FH.

Here's our take on the sharing of patients thoughts and moods by health care organizations/workers.

RICO, The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
Long title An Act relating to the control of organized crime in the United States

Nicknames Organized Crime Control Act of 1970
Enacted by the 91st United States Congress
Effective October 15, 1970
Public law 91-452
Statutes at Large 84 Stat. 922-3 aka 84 Stat. 941
Titles amended 18 U.S.C.: Crimes and Criminal Procedure
U.S.C.sections created 18 U.S.C. §§ 19611968
Legislative history

Introduced in the Senate as S. 30 by John L. McClellan(DAR)
Passed the Senate on January 23, 1970 (74-1)
Passed the House on October 7, 1970 (341-26)
Signed into law by President Richard Nixon on October 15, 1970

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is aUnited States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing, closing a perceived loophole that allowed a person who instructed someone else to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because he did not actually commit the crime personally.[1]

RICO was enacted by section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (Pub.L. 91–452, 84 Stat. 922, enacted October 15, 1970), and is codified at 18 U.S.C. ch. 96 as 18 U.S.C. §§ 19611968. G. Robert Blakey, an adviser to theUnited States Senate Government Operations Committee, drafted the law under the close supervision of the committee's chairman, Senator John Little McClellan. It was enacted as Title IX of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, and signed into law by Richard M. Nixon. While its original use in the 1970s was to prosecute the Mafia as well as others who were actively engaged in organized crime, its later application has been more widespread.

Beginning in 1972, 33 States adopted state RICO laws to be able to prosecute similar conduct.

Contents [hide]
2State laws
3RICO predicate offenses
4Application of RICO laws
5Famous cases
5.1Hells Angels Motorcycle Club
5.2Frank Tieri
5.3Catholic sex abuse cases
5.4Gil Dozier
5.5Key West PD
5.6Michael Milken
5.7Major League Baseball
5.8Pro-life activists
5.9Los Angeles Police Department
5.10Mohawk Industries
5.11Latin Kings
5.12Gambino crime family
5.13Lucchese Crime Family
5.14Chicago Outfit
5.15Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella
5.16Scott W. Rothstein
5.19Drummond Company
6International equivalents to RICO
7See also
9Further reading
10External links


Under RICO, a person who has committed "at least two acts of racketeering activity" drawn from a list of 35 crimes—27federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering if such acts are related in one of four specified ways to an "enterprise". Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of "racketeering activity."

When the U.S. Attorney decides to indict someone under RICO, he or she has the option of seeking a pre-trialrestraining order or injunction to temporarily seize a defendant's assets and prevent the transfer of potentially forfeitable property, as well as require the defendant to put up a performance bond. This provision was placed in the law because the owners of Mafia-related shell corporations often absconded with the assets. An injunction and/or performance bond ensures that there is something to seize in the event of a guilty verdict.

In many cases, the threat of a RICO indictment can force defendants to plead guilty to lesser charges, in part because the seizure of assets would make it difficult to pay a defense attorney. Despite its harsh provisions, a RICO-related charge is considered easy to prove in court, as it focuses on patterns of behavior as opposed to criminal acts.[2]

RICO also permits a private individual "damaged in his business or property" by a "racketeer" to file a civil suit. The plaintiff must prove the existence of an "enterprise". The defendant(s) are not the enterprise; in other words, the defendant(s) and the enterprise are not one and the same.[3] There must be one of four specified relationships between the defendant(s) and the enterprise: either the defendant(s) invested the proceeds of the pattern of racketeering activity into the enterprise (18 U.S.C. § 1962(a)); or the defendant(s) acquired or maintained an interest in, or control of, the enterprise through the pattern of racketeering activity (subsection (b)); or the defendant(s) conducted or participated in the affairs of the enterprise "through" the pattern of racketeering activity (subsection (c)); or the defendant(s) conspired to do one of the above (subsection (d)).[4] In essence, the enterprise is either the 'prize,' 'instrument,' 'victim,' or 'perpetrator' of the racketeers.[5] A civil RICO action can be filed in state or federal court.[6]

Both the criminal and civil components allow the recovery of treble damages (damages in triple the amount of actual/compensatory damages).

Although its primary intent was to deal with organized crime, Blakey said that Congress never intended it to merely apply to the Mob. He once told Time, "We don't want one set of rules for people whose collars are blue or whose names end in vowels, and another set for those whose collars are white and have Ivy League diplomas."[2]

Initially, prosecutors were skeptical of using RICO, mainly because it was unproven. However, during the 1980s and 1990s, federal prosecutors used the law to bring charges against several Mafia figures. The first major success was theMafia Commission Trial, which resulted in several top leaders of New York City's Five Families getting what amounted to life sentences. By the turn of the century, RICO cases resulted in virtually all of the top leaders of the New York Mafia being sent to prison.
State laws[edit]

Beginning in 1972, 33 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, adopted state RICO laws to cover additional state offenses under a similar scheme.[7]
RICO predicate offenses[edit]

Under the law, the meaning of racketeering activity is set out at 18 U.S.C. § 1961. As currently amended it includes:
Any violation of state statutes against gambling, murder, kidnapping, extortion, arson, robbery, bribery, dealing inobscene matter, or dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in the Controlled Substances Act);
Any act of bribery, counterfeiting, theft, embezzlement, fraud, dealing in obscene matter, obstruction of justice,slavery, racketeering, gambling, money laundering, commission of murder-for-hire, and many other offenses covered under the Federal criminal code (Title 18);
Embezzlement of union funds;
Bankruptcy fraud or securities fraud;
Drug trafficking; long-term and elaborate drug networks can also be prosecuted using the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute;
Criminal copyright infringement;
Money laundering and related offenses;
Bringing in, aiding or assisting aliens in illegally entering the country (if the action was for financial gain);
Acts of terrorism.

Pattern of racketeering activity requires at least two acts of racketeering activity, one of which occurred after the effective date of this chapter and the last of which occurred within ten years (excluding any period of imprisonment) after the commission of a prior act of racketeering activity. The U.S. Supreme Court has instructed federal courts to follow the continuity-plus-relationship test in order to determine whether the facts of a specific case give rise to an established pattern. Predicate acts are related if they "have the same or similar purposes, results, participants, victims, or methods of commission, or otherwise are interrelated by distinguishing characteristics and are not isolated events." (H.J. Inc. v. Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.) Continuity is both a closed and open ended concept, referring to either a closed period of conduct, or to past conduct that by its nature projects into the future with a threat of repetition.
Application of RICO laws[edit]

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Although some of the RICO predicate acts are extortion and blackmail, one of the most successful applications of the RICO laws has been the ability to indict and or sanction individuals for their behavior and actions committed against witnesses and victims in alleged retaliation or retribution for cooperating with federal law enforcement or intelligence agencies.

Violations of the RICO laws can be alleged in civil lawsuit cases or for criminal charges. In these instances charges can be brought against individuals or corporations in retaliation for said individuals or corporations working with law enforcement. Further, charges can also be brought against individuals or corporations who have sued or filed criminal charges against a defendant.

Anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) laws can be applied in an attempt to curb alleged abuses of the legal system by individuals or corporations who use the courts as a weapon to retaliate against whistle blowers, victims, or to silence another's speech. RICO could be alleged if it can be shown that lawyers and/or their clients conspired and collaborated to concoct fictitious legal complaints solely in retribution and retaliation for themselves having been brought before the courts.

Although the RICO laws may cover drug trafficking crimes in addition to other more traditional RICO predicate acts such as extortion, blackmail, and racketeering, large-scale and organized drug networks are now commonly prosecuted under the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute, also known as the "Kingpin Statute". The CCE laws target only traffickers who are responsible for long-term and elaborate conspiracies; whereas the RICO law covers a variety of organized criminal behaviors.[8]
Famous cases[edit]
Hells Angels Motorcycle Club[edit]

In 1979 the United States Federal Government went after Sonny Barger and several members and associates of theOakland charter of the Hells Angels using RICO. In United States vs. Barger, the prosecution team attempted to demonstrate a pattern of behavior to convict Barger and other members of the club of RICO offenses related to guns and illegal drugs. The jury acquitted Barger on the RICO charges with a hung jury on the predicate acts: "There was no proof it was part of club policy, and as much as they tried, the government could not come up with any incriminating minutes from any of our meetings mentioning drugs and guns."[9][10]
Frank Tieri[edit]

On November 21, 1980, Genovese crime family boss Frank "Funzi" Tieri was the first Mafia boss to be convicted under the RICO Act.[citation needed]
Catholic sex abuse cases[edit]

In some jurisdictions, RICO suits have been filed against Catholic dioceses, using anti-racketeering laws to prosecute the highers-up in the episcopacy for abuses committed by those under their authority[citation needed]. E.g. a Cleveland grand jury cleared two bishops of racketeering charges, finding that their mishandling of sex abuse claims did not amount to criminal racketeering[citation needed]. Notably, a similar suit was not filed against Cardinal Bernard Law, then Archbishop/Emeritus of Boston, prior to his assignment to Vatican City.[11][12] In 2016, RICO charges were considered for cover-ups in Pennsylvania.[13]
Gil Dozier[edit]

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Gil Dozier, in office from 1976 to 1980, faced indictment with violations of both the Hobbs and the RICO laws. He was accused of compelling companies doing business with his department to make campaign contributions on his behalf. On September 23, 1980, the Baton Rouge-based United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana convicted Dozier of five counts of extortion and racketeering. The sentence of ten years imprisonment, later upgraded to eighteen when other offenses were determined, and a $25,000 fine was suspended pending appeal, and Dozier remained free on bail.[14] He eventually served nearly four years until a presidential commutation freed him in 1986.[15]
Key West PD[edit]

About June 1984 the Key West Police Department located in the County of Monroe, Florida, was declared a criminal enterprise under the federal RICO statutes after a lengthy United States Department of Justice investigation. Several high-ranking officers of the department, including Deputy Police Chief Raymond Cassamayor, were arrested on federal charges of running a protection racket for illegal cocaine smugglers.[16] At trial, a witness testified he routinely delivered bags of cocaine to the Deputy Chief's office at City Hall.[17]
Michael Milken[edit]

On 29 March 1989 American financier Michael Milken was indicted on 98 counts of racketeering and fraud relating to an investigation into an allegation of insider trading and other offenses. Milken was accused of using a wide-ranging network of contacts to manipulate stock and bond prices. It was one of the first occasions that a RICO indictment was brought against an individual with no ties to organized crime. Milken pleaded guilty to six lesser felonies of securities fraud and tax evasion rather than risk spending the rest of his life in prison and ended up serving 22 months in prison. Milken was also ordered banned for life from the securities industry.[18]

On 7 September 1988, Milken's employer, Drexel Burnham Lambert, was threatened with RICO charges respondat superior, the legal doctrine that corporations are responsible for their employees' crimes. Drexel avoided RICO charges by entering an Alford plea to lesser felonies of stock parking and stock manipulation. In a carefully worded plea, Drexel said it was "not in a position to dispute the allegations" made by the Government. If Drexel had been indicted under RICO statutes, it would have had to post a performance bond of up to $1 billion to avoid having its assets frozen. This would have taken precedence over all of the firm's other obligations—including the loans that provided 96 percent of its capital base. If the bond ever had to be paid, its shareholders would have been practically wiped out. Since banks will not extend credit to a firm indicted under RICO, an indictment would have likely put Drexel out of business.[19] By at least one estimate, a RICO indictment would have destroyed the firm within a month.[20] Years later, Drexel president and CEO Fred Joseph said that Drexel had no choice but to plead guilty because "a financial institution cannot survive a RICO indictment."[21]
Major League Baseball[edit]

In 2002, the former minority owners of the Montreal Expos baseball team filed charges under the RICO Act againstMajor League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and former Expos owner Jeffrey Loria, claiming that Selig and Loria deliberately conspired to devalue the team for personal benefit in preparation for a move.[22] If found liable, Major League Baseball could have been responsible for up to $300 million in punitive damages. The case lasted two years, successfully stalling the Expos' move to Washington or contraction during that time. It was eventually sent to arbitrationwhere the arbiters ruled in favor of Major League Baseball,[23] permitting the move to Washington to take place.
Pro-life activists[edit]

RICO laws were successfully cited in NOW v. Scheidler, 510 U.S. 249, 114 S. Ct. 798, 127 L.Ed. 2d 99 (1994), a suit in which certain parties, including the National Organization for Women, sought damages and an injunction against pro-life activists who physically block access to abortion clinics. The Court held that a RICO enterprise does not need an economic motive, and that the Pro-Life Action Network could therefore qualify as a RICO enterprise. The Court remanded for consideration of whether PLAN committed the requisite acts in a pattern of racketeering activity.
Los Angeles Police Department[edit]

In April 2000, federal judge William J. Rea in Los Angeles, ruling in one Rampart scandal case, said that the plaintiffs could pursue RICO claims against the LAPD, an unprecedented finding. The idea that a police organization could be characterized as a racketeering enterprise shook up City Hall and further damaged the already-tarnished image of the LAPD. However, in July 2001, U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess said that the plaintiffs do not have standing to sue the LAPD under RICO because they are alleging personal injuries, rather than economic or property damage.[24]
Mohawk Industries[edit]

On April 26, 2006, the Supreme Court heard Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Williams, No. 05-465, 547 U.S. 516 (2006), which concerned what sort of corporations fell under the scope of RICO. Mohawk Industries had allegedly hired illegal aliens, in violation of RICO. The court was asked to decide whether Mohawk Industries, along with recruiting agencies, constitutes an 'enterprise' that can be prosecuted under RICO, but in June of that year dismissed the case and remanded it to Court of Appeals.[25]
Latin Kings[edit]

On August 20, 2006, in Tampa, Florida, most of the state leadership members of the street gang, the Latin Kings, were arrested in connection with RICO conspiracy charges to engage in racketeering and currently await trial. The operation, called "Broken Crown", targeted statewide leadership of the Latin Kings. The raid occurred at the Caribbean American Club. Along with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department, the State Attorney’s Office, the FBI,Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were involved in the operation. Included in the arrest were leader Gilberto Santana from Brooklyn NY, Captain Luis Hernandez from Miami FL, Affiliate Celina Hernandez, Affiliate Michael Rocca, Affiliate Jessica Ramirez, Affiliate Reinaldo Arroyo, Affiliate Samual Alvarado, Omari Tolbert, Edwin DeLeon, and many others, totaling 39.
Gambino crime family[edit]

Also, in Tampa, on October 16, 2006, four members of the Gambino crime family (Capo Ronald Trucchio, Terry Scaglione, Steven Catallono, Anthony Mucciarone and associate Kevin McMahon) were tried under RICO statutes, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.
Lucchese Crime Family[edit]

In the mid 1990s, prosecuting attorneys Gregory O’Connell and Charles Rose used RICO charges to bring down theLucchese family within an 18-month period. Dismantling the Lucchese family had a profound financial impact on previously Mafia held businesses such as construction, garment, and garbage hauling. Here they dominated and extorted money through taxes, dues, and fees. An example of this extortion was through the garbage business. Hauling of garbage from the World Trade Center cost the building owners $1.2 million per year to be removed when the Mafia monopolized the business, as compared to $150,000 per year when competitive bids could be sought.[26]
Chicago Outfit[edit]

[citation needed]

In 2005, the U.S. Department of Justice's Operation Family Secrets indicted 15 Chicago Outfit (also known as the Outfit, the Chicago Mafia, the Chicago Mob, or The Organization) members and associates under RICO predicates. Five defendants were convicted of RICO violations and other crimes. Six plead guilty, two died before trial and one was too sick to be tried.
Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella[edit]

A federal grand jury in the Middle District of Pennsylvania handed down a 48-count indictment against former Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella.[27] The judges were charged with RICO after allegedly committing acts of wire fraud, mail fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and honest services fraud. The judges were accused of taking kickbacks for housing juveniles, that the judges convicted of mostly petty crimes, at a private detention center. The incident was dubbed by many local and national newspapers as the "Kids for cash scandal".[28] On February 18, 2011, a federal jury found Michael Ciavarella guilty of racketeering because of his involvement in accepting illegal payments from Robert Mericle, the developer of PA Child Care, and Attorney Robert Powell, a co-owner of the facility. Ciavarella is facing 38 other counts in federal court.[29]
Scott W. Rothstein[edit]

Scott W. Rothstein is a disbarred lawyer and the former managing shareholder, chairman, and chief executive officer of the now-defunct Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler law firm. He was accused of funding his philanthropy, political contributions, law firm salaries, and an extravagant lifestyle with a massive 1.2 billion dollar Ponzi scheme. On December 1, 2009, Rothstein turned himself in to federal authorities and was subsequently arrested on charges related to RICO.[30] Although his arraignment plea was not guilty, Rothstein cooperated with the government and reversed his plea to guilty of five federal crimes on January 27, 2010. Bond was denied by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin Rosenbaum, who ruled that due to his ability to forge documents, he was considered a flight risk.[31] On June 9, 2010, Rothstein received a 50-year prison sentence after a hearing in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.[32]

Eleven defendants were indicted on RICO charges for allegedly assisting AccessHealthSource, a local health care provider, in obtaining and maintaining lucrative contracts with local and state government entities in the city of El Paso, Texas, “through bribery of and kickbacks to elected officials or himself and others, extortion under color of authority, fraudulent schemes and artifices, false pretenses, promises and representations and deprivation of the right of citizens to the honest services of their elected local officials” (see indictment).[33]

Fourteen defendants affiliated with FIFA were indicted under the RICO act on 47 counts for "racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offenses, in connection with the defendants’ participation in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer." The defendants include many current and former high-ranking officers of FIFA and its affiliate CONCACAF. The defendants had allegedly used the enterprise as a front to collect millions of dollars in bribes which may have influenced Russia and Qatar's winning bids to host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups respectively.[34]
Drummond Company[edit]

In 2015, the Drummond Company sued attorneys Terrence P. Collingsworth and William R. Scherer, the advocacy group International Rights Advocates (IRAdvocates), and Dutch businessman Albert van Bilderbeek, one of the owners ofLlanos Oil, accusing them of violating RICO by alleging that Drummond had worked alongside Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia to murder labor union leaders within proximity of their Colombian coal mines, which Drummond denies.[35]
International equivalents to RICO[edit]

The US RICO legislation has other equivalents in the rest of the world. In spite of Interpol having a standardized definition of RICO-like crimes, the interpretation and national implementation in legislation (and enforcement) widely varies. Most nations cooperate with the US on RICO enforcement only where their own related laws are specifically broken, but this is in line with the Interpol protocols for such matters.

By nation, alphabetically
In Australia the Australian Crime Commission has powers based on similar legislation and regulations.[citation needed]
In Canada the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions enforce rules and regulations that cumulatively are equivalent to RICO.
New Zealand has a similar arrangement and commission to Australia.

Without other nations enforcing similar legislation to RICO many cross border RICO cases would not be possible. In the overall body of RICO cases that went to trial, at least 50% have had some non-US enforcement component to them. The offshoring of money away from the US finance system as part racketeering (and especially money laundering) is typically a major contributing factor to this.

However, other countries have laws that enable the government to seize property with unlawful origins. Mexico and Colombia both have specific laws that define the participation in criminal organizations as a separate crime,[36] and separate laws that allow the seizure of goods related with these crimes.[37] This latter provides a specific chapter titled "International Cooperation", which instructs Mexican authorities to cooperate with foreign authorities with respect to organized crime assets within Mexico, and provides the framework by which Mexican authorities may politely request the cooperation of foreign authorities with respect to assets located outside of Mexico, in terms of any international instruments they may be party to.

Arguably, this may be construed as allowing the application of the RICO Act in Mexico, provided the relevant international agreements exist among Mexico and countries with RICO or RICO-equivalent provisions.
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Further reading[edit]
Criminal RICO: 18 U.S.C. 1961-1968: A Manual for Federal Prosecutors. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Criminal Division, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, [2009].
United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee No. 5. Organized Crime Control. Hearings ... Ninety-first Congress, Second Session on S.30, and Related Proposals, Relating to the Control of Organized Crime in the U.S. [held] May 20, 21, 27; June 10, 11, 17; July 23, and August 5, 1970. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970.
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