Tag: bernard madoff

A couple of things

Steve Clemons, the director of the American Strategy Program at the new America Foundation, has a nice post on Barack Obama’s interview with the Arab channel Al Arabiya. I think the interview was brilliant. This is a battle for the hearts and minds of the Arab world. Are we China? The Georgia peanut plant linked with salmonella “knowingly shipped out contaminated peanut butter 12 times in the past two years.” Where are our government officials? The people responsible should be roasted (pun intended)!!! Bernard Madoff isn’t the only one running Ponzi schemes. Over the last weeks several people have been arrested.  They haven’t swindled

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What's going on – Monday News Roundup

Monday Evening News Roundup My five-year-old grandson learned today about Martin Luther King. He asked his mom to call me so that we could talk. You see, my grandson is white and I’m black. It has been the topic of a few conversations because not much gets by five-year-olds. As a grandfather, it is my duty to buy Legos, Transformers, a super train set and Ironman for the Xbox 360. So how do you explain racial discrimination to a five-year-old who admires his grandfather? Ann Coulter went on The View today and ran into a group of women who don’t cower when she gets

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What's going on – News Roundup

Monday Night News Roundup “Bernard Madoff” is becoming synonymous with “swindler” and “crook.” A very nice article in Newsweek details how he started his Ponzi scheme. Seeems it all began at the Palm Beach Country Club in Florida. Here’s a wonderful line from the article —They [the rich soon to be swindled] knew that money and social cachet could afford them access to exclusive services and experiences—private jets, club seats at sporting events, invitations to state dinners. Similarly, many believed a high fabulousness quotient entitled them to Madoff’s too-good-to-be-true service—consistent market-beating returns without volatility, all without big charges. Anything that sounds too good

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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