Jun 8th 2011 8:02AM Well OK, thanks for information. As a Military Retiree, I am sensitive to any issues that affect Active Duty Troops, Delta has lost my business.
Jun 28th 2010 1:19PM I'm still somewhat curious as to why this flag is not still considered "Government Property". While not an authority on History or the laws of the time, I am under the impression that the Military, even back then, were quite concerned with regard to what happened to such items and suspect its discovery was likely never reported up the chain of command otherwise it is very likely this flag would, at the very least, be on display in a Military museum.
As to what it "represents", one can make arguments in either extreme but the fact remains that it was what many (including myself) consider to be less than a sterling mark on our Military History, (and this coming from a 20 year Army Veteran) and a mindset that we should never, again, embrace.
Those on either side of the event can happily embrace their own beliefs but the flag should remain on display for all to contemplate.
May 16th 2010 11:45AM Ouch! Last time I checked, being able to communicate "effectively" was still a big deal in almost every endeavor I can think of. I hold my Engineering friends in the highest esteem and there is no doubt that "out of the box", they are looking at very good incomes, certainly much better than those of us who dabbled in the "Liberal Arts". That said, my personal experience with these folks (my Dad was a EE) is that brilliant as they can be, the ability to forge "readable" written communication often eludes them. I guess I'm an antique but I still think that writing skills rank right up there. As for "job security", there has historically been a high turnover in these positions, partly the result of ever expanding technology and partly because, often, it is much more "cost effective" to lay off a middle aged Engineer who is likely earning a respectable income and hire a youngster out of college.
One's undergraduate degree can certainly signify the the end point of one's career aspirations but I have often seen it used as a springboard to open other doors as alluded to by the former "English Teacher".
Apr 2nd 2010 4:46PM Also have to agree with Ben but am curious about the comment that a South African wine likely has a fuller body than one from Australia, the latitudes appear very similar, can you assist with my understanding of the difference?
Jan 17th 2010 1:10PM OK, it's time to stop the wailing and tearing of hair, the choice has been made and it's time to back this guy up, he's going to need all the support he can muster. I'm not from TN but I have always enjoyed watching the spirit the Vols have brought to the game, these kids are feeling let down, confused and unsure of the future of their team and their careers. So I think it's time for those of us who support this team to suck it up and support the new Coach, yeah I'm anticipating a tough couple of years but this is a team which has not only tasted but basked in greatness over the many years of it's history, the spirit is still there. Welcome Coach Dooley.
Dec 22nd 2009 11:44PM Yet another reason why the AMA does not represent me or many of my colleagues, they have lost touch with the reality we live in. dkurtz628 is correct, we haven't seen a "raise" in Medicare reimbursement in over 10 years, our cost to maintain a practice, however, has spiraled upward. Many local docs have already stopped accepting "new" Medicare patients, I doubt this will encourage a change. With the largest group ever to join the Medicare ranks in the horizon, I have concerns as to who will be taking care of these folks, particularly in view of the fact that our postgraduate programs are seeing fewer grads going into Primary Care.
Sep 23rd 2009 1:18PM Ah Jenny, were that it was so that " The rewards will always go to those who do well in school and work the hardest!", not "always" and as for "They log an AVERAGE of 90-100 hours per week.", there are lots of folks out there working horrific hours, often with two (or more) jobs, just trying to make ends meet and they aren't ignorant. Wonder how a West Point grad patrolling with his troops in Afghanistan would comment, bright and "working" the hours? There is an entire world out there, believe it or not.
Sep 3rd 2009 12:11PM As a primary care doc I would have loved to have had some clarification on how doctors were compensated in this case. Those docs who are part of a "speakers bureau" for various pharmaceutical companies are, indeed, paid a fee for presentations they give to other doctors, these folks are generally acknowledged experts in their respective fields and must give a disclaimer in advance if they have any other vested interest in the particular drug or company. Those of us tasked with providing medical care to our patients do not receive any compensation for prescribing a particular medication, even the practice of being given (inexpensive) pens and post-it notes with the drug logos has been discontinued to avoid any sense of impropriety.
I think it is important to remind folks that those of us in the medical community prescribe medications on the basis of their usefulness for a particular patient, not because there is any other incentive for us to do so.
Aug 2nd 2009 4:21AM I'd be more than happy to pick up the tab to get him sent here, he's my kind of "people"
Jul 20th 2009 4:17PM That this is even a topic of major discussion is disturbing. With few exceptions (such as being in the Military, etc.) an individuals credentials should be the deciding factor, not their body morphology. How many doctors out there are overweight and/or smoke, perhaps more than should but this does not lessen the importance of having or developing a healthy lifestyle nor change the veracity of the message.