Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats http://n.pr/2uWpENj

As Cost Of U.S. Health Care Skyrockets, So Does Pay Of Health Care CEOs http://n.pr/2uBPion

A Democratic senator shares his 120 amendments for the GOP health bill – Vox: https://www.vox.com/2017/7/26/16038602/merkley-health-amendments-plan

What Is The ‘Regular Order’ John McCain Longs To Return To On Health Care? http://n.pr/2uyAKpu

Newt Gingrich: The Justice Department Is ‘Very Anti-Trump’ http://n.pr/2uAZi11

Businessman Paints Terrifying And Complex Picture Of Putin’s Russia http://n.pr/2v2ZB7e

Originally posted back on 2017-07-22:

FROM NPR NEWS:In Putin’s Russia, An ‘Adhocracy’ Marked By Ambiguity And Plausible Deniability http://n.pr/2uio6e4

U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Never Go Away — They Just Evolve http://n.pr/2uzei1S

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EDIT (2017-07-25):

Former Secret Service Agent Considers Likely Responses To Trump Comments: http://www.npr.org/2016/08/10/489512759/former-secret-service-agent-considers-likely-responses-to-trump-comments

The above was about Trump saying at one od his campaign rallies Second Amendment supporters could take care of Hillary Clinton.  As a “purple Republican” not too enamored with Trump’s wannabe NYC gangsterism, yeah, it sounded to me at the time like he wanted someone to shoot HRC.

And later, after inauguration, this —
James Comey Testimony: Highlights Of The Senate Intelligence Hearing : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/06/08/532102878/i-hope-there-are-tapes-highlights-of-james-comeys-testimony

“Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?” 

With Trump coming from the business sector and seemingly so admiring of authoritarian types like Putin, os Trump going for an “Adhocracy”?

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“Block-Chain Identity”

APM’s Marketplace has had a couple of stories about the ‘block chain’ technology behind BitCoin being used for other things, both related to acknowledging and protecting an individual human being’s identity-related information.

Bitcoin’s blockchain technology may be its real legacy: https://www.marketplace.org/2016/05/02/tech/inside-block-chain-technology

Using bitcoin’s technology to wrangle widespread medical records:
https://www.marketplace.org/2017/03/14/health-care/heard-blockchain-you-will-soon

“Welcome to the Digital Plantation….”

From NPR News:

Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility? http://n.pr/2lyMw1a

Welcome to the Digital Plantation, where Master Zuckerberg, our Munificent Dictator — and his annointed Overseers want Happily Willing Slaves for Eternal Exploitation. [/sarcasm]

I want my privacy back, and don’t know how we’ll get it. Traditionally, Business has trended towards Alpha-Autocratic types, part of the Natural Order, the Evolutionary Influence of “Survival of the Fittest”. Can only hope that Federalism and Democratic-Republican principles can hold that in check, balance and rebalance things out, promoting meaningful innovation and growth, instead of a cancerous growth of “Rent-Seekers”, and the regression that can bring to Civilization.