Nelson Mandela remembered around the world

South Africans celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela after his passing at the age of 95. The world reflects on the greatness which is his legacy. He is an inspiration to millions around the world. There is no doubt history will see him as one of the greatest leaders of all time. Perhaps many more […]

Be careful what you ask for JP Morgan

In an attempt to hold a question and answer chat on Twitter hosted by vice-chairman Jimmy Lee JP Morgan created the hash tag #ASKJPM. It trended right away but not as intended or planned. The questions have started a new PR problem for JP Morgan. The tweets are overwhelmingly negative and some are very creative and funny. The […]

Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan In Tacloban, children ripped from arms, floating dead – CNN.com No building in this coastal city of 200,000 residents appeared Saturday to have escaped damage when Super Typhoon Haiyan roared through on Friday. 1,200 feared dead from ‘devastating’ Haiyan Up to 1,200 people were feared dead after Super Typhoon Haiyan — one of […]

Mental Healthcare

Mental healthcare services had not been covered in the same way as other healthcare services by insurance companies. But now thanks to changes to the law and new rules from health & human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius they must be treated similar to physical healthcare services. In the past insurance companies came up with creative and […]

2013 off year elections

It will be interesting to see how the results stack up this year. If they are a reflection of current polls the GOP could take a blow to the gut. Or if the turnout of an odd year election favors the GOP they may be able to avoid an embarrassing outcome. If democrats can outperform the […]

The wings of the GOP

The republican party is very inclusive if you consider the number of “wings” that exist within the party.  They include the tea party, libertarian, fiscal conservative, neo conservative, social conservative, and free market pro business wings. The mix appears to be broadly inclusive at a glance. A mix of all of these in moderation could describe a classic generic […]

Marijuana will be legal soon

I think it is just a question of when will marijuana be legalized. With clear support in polls and some states already allowing for sales and growing it is going to happen very soon. Eric holder US DOJ and the FDA could reschedule marijuana and overnight it could be legal. However I think the states will take […]

Obamacare website woes

Why does everyone assume outsourcing is more efficient or better? Maybe we should take a closer look at insourcing. Whatever real or perceived gains are made in subcontracting are taken as profits by the subcontractor. When the government hires professionals and pays good wages with good benefits instead of letting a subcontractor pay less with […]