SETH MACFARLANE SAYS HE'S EMBARRASSED TO WORK FOR FOX.
WE HAVE TO ASSUME IT'S DUE TO FAMILY GUY AIRING AIDS 'JOKES,' HAVING BRIAN BE A RACIST DOG (WHO BARKS AT AFRICAN-AMERICANS), MAKING 'JOKES' ABOUT PEDOPHILIA WITH THE CREEPY NEIGHBOR, PLOT LINES WHERE THE DOG BRIAN WANTS TO SLEEP WITH AN UNDERAGE GIRL, QUAGMIRE DRUGGING A WOMAN AND ATTEMPTING TO TAKE HER BACK TO HIS PLACE AFTER WHILE FILMING A REALITY SHOW, . . .
OOPS TURNS OUT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT A STATEMENT TUCKER CARSON MADE ON FOX NEWS.
FAILED ADULT ACTRESS ALYSSA MILANO CHIMED IN AND ASKED THAT WE QUOTE HER ON THE FAMILY GUY TOPICS.
I can’t even imagine this kind of cruelty.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Over a year before (April 2013), we'd offered "Seamless transition? Shinseki wasted the last four years." There was no excuse for it. Leon Panetta, as DoD Secretary, told Shinseki he'd agree with whatever worked. He was all for stating it. Shinseki was the hold up.
Later when Barack met with Hagel and Shinseki, the understanding was that the issue would immediately move forward. It didn't. A year later, Shinseki finally resigned.
All this time later, the EHR still isn't a reality.
The foot dragging was bad in 2013 when it effected a smaller number of veterans. Now it's effecitng a lot more. Each year, in fact, the number effected increases. I can go back to 2006 with Congress asking the VA and DoD to get this implemented. That's 12 years ago and there's still no EHR. This is a scandal and the only bigger scandal on this topic would be the refusal of the press to seriously cover it.
Dropping back to last Thursday's hearing . . .
US House Rep Mark Takano: Dr. [Ralph] Erickson, last month, as you know, the VA entered into a contract with Cerner to support its efforts to modernize its electronic health records system. With the development of a system where VA and DoD may share -- while -- while the development of a system where VA and DoD may share electronic health recordfs will directly increase the quality of and access to healthcare for veterans, it will also significantly improve the healthcare solutions as it will allow for the mining and analyzing of date on a much larger scale. The impact this type of date is likely to have on VA's research arm will be incredible.
It would be, if it ever happened. It would be able to pin point health clusters and issues that were developing and had developed. But, for that to happen, the EHR would have to be implemented and you can't implement something when, as Erickson noted, it is still "under development."
Again, this is a serious issue and it's one we've covered for years. It would be really great if this issue -- that everyone agrees is needed -- could be resolved and the EHR could be implemented. Maybe someday.
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