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MUST Listen-Read: Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs – ProPublica


“The Affordable Care Act bans insurance companies from discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions. But some policy experts say insurers could be doing just that by forcing people with chronic illnesses to pay more for their drugs.

ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein explains that insurers have long used a tiered pricing system to steer consumers away from expensive brand name medications. But according to a recent editorial in the American Journal of Managed Care, several prominent health plans are taking this tactic one step further and charging higher co-payments for some generic drugs.”

this pressed: Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs – ProPublica


Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs – ProPublica.

EXCERPTS:  The Affordable Care Act bans insurance companies from discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions. But some policy experts say insurers could be doing just that by forcing people with chronic illnesses to pay more for their drugs.

ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein explains that insurers have long used a tiered pricing system to steer consumers away from expensive brand name medications. But according to a recent editorial in the American Journal of Managed Care, several prominent health plans are taking this tactic one step further and charging higher co-payments for some generic drugs.”

this pressed: Home | The Roosevelts | PBS


Home | The Roosevelts | PBS.

Quotation: She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table. Henry James


She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table.

Henry James (1843-1916) Discuss

quotation: I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. Mark Twain


I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

Calendarul Ortodox (click to access)


Calendarul Ortodox: http://calendar-ortodox.eu/ (click to access)

Calendarul Ortodox: http://calendar-ortodox.eu/ (click to access)

People and places: Cannery Row



Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts (May 14, 1897 — May 11, 1948) commonly known as Ed Ricketts, was an American marine biologist, ecologist, and philosopher. He is best known for Between Pacific Tides (1939), a pioneering study of intertidal ecology, and for his influence on writer John Steinbeck, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez, later republished as The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951).

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Bust at Monterey site of Ricketts’ fatal 1948 car-train collision. People continually place flowers in his hand which holds a starfish. RIP “Doc”. I love You.

this day in the yesteryear: Daniel Defoe Placed in a Pillory (1703)


Daniel Defoe Placed in a Pillory (1703)

Although Defoe achieved literary immortality with the novel Robinson Crusoe and is called the father of modern journalism, he also produced eloquent, witty, often audacious tracts on public affairs during his prolific writing career. After Defoe’s publication of a pamphlet that ruthlessly satirized the High Church Tories, he was arrested and placed in a pillory. According to legend, what did Defoe’s pillory audience throw at him instead of the customary harmful and noxious objects? More… Discuss

Quotations 101: Henry Miller (tropic of capricorn, tropic of cancer)


“To walk in money through the night crowd, protected by money, lulled by money, dulled by money, the crowd itself a money, the breath money, no least single object anywhere that is not money, money, money everywhere and still not enough, and then no money or a little money or less money or more money, but money, always money, and if you have money or you don’t have money it is the money that counts and money makes money, but what makes money make money?”

“No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.”

“Take a good look at me. Now tell me, do you think I’m the sort of fellow who gives a fuck what happens once he’s dead? “

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quotation: Jane Austen


It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made–when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt–it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Discuss

quotation: A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud. Ralph Waldo Emerson


A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

Serge Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (make music part of your life series)


http://www.cbcmusic.ca
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra‘s music director Bramwell Tovey does double duty as conductor and narrator in this delightfully entertaining performance. It’s the final work on a program that introduces listeners young and old to the various instruments and sections of the orchestra. Also featured are popular favourites from Star Wars, the Nutcracker Suite and Pictures at an Exhibition.

today’s birthday: William Makepeace Thackeray (1811)


William Makepeace Thackeray (1811)

Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist. In his lifetime, he was seen as the only possible rival of Charles Dickens for his pictures of contemporary life. Thackeray achieved widespread popularity in 1848 with Book of Snobs, but he is best known for another of his novels published that year, Vanity Fair, a satirical panorama of upper-middle-class London life in the early 19th century. Who were Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, and George Savage Fitz-Boodle? More… Discuss

Great AudioBooks: LES MISERABLES – Victor Hugo Part 1 Livre Audio Francais Audio Book


LES MISERABLES – Victor Hugo Part 1 Livre Audio Francais Audio Book [GreatAudioBooks]

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Author Victor Hugo
Illustrator Emile Bayard
Country France
Language French
Genre Epic novel, historical fiction
Publisher A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie.
Publication date
1862

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The weather is like the government, always in the wrong. Jerome K. Jerome (three men in a boat)


The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

It’s alright, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems Page)


It’s alright, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems Page)

Before me, before I was,
There were two ideas of me, two thoughts
In two minds…and it was alright…
Then one day they came together in one,
New string of DNA, and it was all right…
I was then immersed in the ocean bubble, until
I grew wings, and it was alright…
One day, early morning, I thought
I could leave the ocean
for the rigors of land crawling,
but I did not crawl…
not for a while…and it was alright…
Then
Everything became prosaic, and prose,
and the poetry was lost to
the mundane passage of time,
and nothing could replace that anymore…
not ever…and it’s all right…

Censorship, poetic thought by George-B) (the smudge and other poems – Page-)


Censorship, poetic thought by George-B)
(the smudge and other poems)

We all value things – essentially worthless –
We make them valuable as they rot into forgetfulness
Gold medals, rings, and pocket watches
Old coins, now not currency,
We all give them extrinsic value
Dry flowers, pressed between the pages
Of out of print volumes, and censured volumes
And put to death volumes, by scorching fire, bonfire of volumes
Dangerously truthful to truth volumes, and tomes of many,
many writings in languages forgotten to time itself,
Witchcraft manuals and other books and manuscripts,
and philosophies we agree not with…
All becoming ash and smoke on the bonfire of un-appealable volumes…

A Return to Love – Marianne Williamson – Audiobook Full


A Return to LoveMarianne Williamson – Audiobook Full

 

Audiobook : A Course in Miracles – Part 1 (“…a universal theology is imposible but a universal experience is posible!…”)


Audiobook : A Course in Miracles – Part 1 (follow the other audiobooks in the playlist)

Published on Dec 8, 2013

The introduction to the book contains the following summary:

  1. Nothing real can be threatened.
  1. Nothing unreal exists.
  1. Herein lies the peace of God.

today’s birthday: Walt Whitman (1819) Leaves of Grass – Book 1 – Poems of Walt Whitman – FULL Audio Book (Poetry Librivox recording)


Walt Whitman (1819)

Whitman was an innovative American poet whose works dealt overtly with topics like sexuality while celebrating the collective experience of an idealized, democratic American life. In 1855, he published at his own expense Leaves of Grass, a volume of 12 poems. It was a commercial failure but became one of the most influential volumes of poetry in the history of American literature. Whitman’s much-recited poem “O Captain! My Captain!” was written as a tribute to what US president? More… Discuss

Leaves of Grass – Book 1 – Poems of Walt Whitman – FULL Audio Book – Poetry

Leaves of Grass – Book 1 – Poems of Walt Whitman – FULL Audio Book – Poetry

American poet Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass,” is a massive collection of poems comprised of a stunning 35 books and is notable for its praise of the senses, during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Prior to the writing of Leaves of Grass, most English language poetry relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on religious and spiritual topics. Leaves of Grass is a stark contrast, as it glorifies the body and material world above all else.

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This is a recording of Book 1 of 35

Book 1 — 00:00:0000:29:58
Read by: Gord Mackenzie

— More about Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” —

Walt Whitman was inspired to begin work on Leaves of Grass after reading an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson in which he expressed a need for a uniquely American poet. When the book was first published, Whitman sent a copy to Emerson, whose complimentary letter of response aided in its success. President Abraham Lincoln, a personal hero of Whitman, is noted to have read and thoroughly enjoyed an early version of Leaves of Grass. Despite critical acclaim, Whitman faced charges of creating obscene, immoral work, but this inadvertently added to the popularity of his book.

Whitman continually revised and republished Leaves of Grass throughout his lifetime, most notably adding the “Drum-Taps” section after Lincoln’s assassination. The book grew from 12 poems in its first publication. to nearly 400 poems in its final version (the “Death Bed Edition”).

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MACHIAVELLI: THE PRINCE – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books



MACHIAVELLI: THE PRINCE – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books | Niccolo Machiavelli | Business | Wealth | Strategy | Politics – – ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (About Principalities). It was written around 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli’s death. The treatise is not actually representative of his published work during his lifetime, but it is certainly the best remembered one. (summary from Wikipedia.org)
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Chapter listing and length:

00 – The Prince – Front matter — 00:33:54

01 – The Prince – Ch. 01-03 — 00:22:25

02 – The Prince – Ch. 04-06 — 00:17:33

03 – The Prince – Ch. 07-08 — 00:30:33

04 – The Prince – Ch. 09-11 — 00:19:59

05 – The Prince – Ch. 12-13 — 00:25:19

06 – The Prince – Ch. 14-16 — 00:15:37

07 – The Prince – Ch. 17-18 — 00:17:31

08 – The Prince – Ch. 19 — 00:24:37

09 – The Prince – Ch. 20-22 — 00:25:04

10 – The Prince – Ch. 23-26 — 00:27:29

11 – The Prince – Appendix 1 — 00:16:46

12 – The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca – Part 1 — 00:32:12

13 – The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca – Part 2 — 00:39:19

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The Big Sleep – Chapter 1 by Raymond Chandler (read by Tom O’Bedlam): Not a word out of place!



See that little magnifying glass above? Click on it. A Search Box opens. Put in anything about the poem you’re looking for. Part of the title. The poet’s name. A brief quotation will probably find it. Try it and see…

If you remember Hancock’s Half Hour, you might also remember that Tony Hancock wore socks with gold clocks on them. If you didn’t know why then, now you do. 

Raymond Chandler virtually single-handedly invented this genre of Private Eye Fiction, which gave birth to the Film Noir and influenced a generation of readers and movie goers. 
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Sistine : Michelangelo’s David and Goliath


Sistine : Michelangelo’s David and Goliath.

Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech


"I Have a Dream"
“I Have a Dream” (Photo credit: Tony Fischer Photography)

Freedom’s Ring

King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

via Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech.

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HISTORY OF THE WORLD – ON YOUTUBE AUDIOBOOKS: CHRONICLES OF CANADA Volume 1 – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books


HISTORY OF THE WORLD – ON YOUTUBE AUDIOBOOKS

HRONICLES OF CANADA Volume 1 – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books
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01 BEFORE THE DAWN 
00:13:23
02 MAN IN AMERICA 
00:17:04
03 THE ABORIGINES OF CANADA 
00:24:51
04 THE LEGEND OF THE NORSEMEN 
00:25:37
05 THE BRISTOL VOYAGES 
00:29:53
06 FORERUNNERS OF JACQUES CARTIER 
00:23:13

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▶ Audioboo / Hell has frozen over


▶ Audioboo / Hell has frozen over.

A Locked Door, A Secret Meeting And The Birth Of The Fed : Planet Money : NPR


 

A Locked Door, A Secret Meeting And The Birth Of The Fed : Planet Money : NPR.

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Obama Healthcare: Affordable…for the for profit health insurance INDUSTRY” to which we are the serves!


For profit Health care INDUSTRY sole beneficiary of the Obamascare efemisticaly titled as "AFFORDABLE"

For profit Health care INDUSTRY sole beneficiary of the Obamascare euphemistically titled as “AFFORDABLE” (Click listen and get inspired!)


Videoclip de Ray Charles

Lyrics / Letra Ray Charles Hit The Road Jack

Amazon.com: Banned Books


 

Amazon.com: Banned Books.

▶ “Bradley Manning’s Convictions.” By Amy Goodman by Democracy Now!


▶ “Bradley Manning’s Convictions.” By Amy Goodman by Democracy Now!.

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books



THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books
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