Tag: rocks

Down With the Ship but Save the Corporation

The insanity of a cruise ship slamming into well-charted rocks is hard to fathom in 2011/2012. The absurdity of this cruise ship crashing into rocks is only heightened by the behavior of the captain which has only come to light over the last 48 hours. Not only did he not stay on the ship and help passengers, but it appears that he waited until it was too late to deploy the life rafts. It also seems that he abandon ship long before all of the passengers were off. To continue the tale of ineptitude, today the CEO of the corporation is

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A Little Perspective on the Job Numbers

The job numbers were pretty good. They were a lot better than I expected. Even with the jump in temporary hiring, the underlying numbers continued to show improvement. I do not, however, think it’s time to break open the champagne, not time to do the happy dance. The economy still has a lot of problems. There are still millions of Americans who have stopped looking for jobs. There are millions of Americans who are underemployed. Here’s what I know – when Barack Obama took office our economy was losing over 500,000 jobs per month. The economy had fallen off a cliff.

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Obama and Hillary on stage

I’m not going to get a long wind up. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in Unity, New Hampshire. First, Senator Hillary Clinton. Senator Clinton was thoughtful and graceful. This is going to work because it has to work. “Senator John McCain and President George Bush are two sides of the same coin which don’t add up for a whole lot of change.” Next, Senator Barack Obama. In a phrase – Hillary Clinton rocks.

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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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