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Re: “The Foilies 2019

Interesting story. It is the beginnings of a great story. What if we took all this information, use the skills of journalists, combine it with some of best thinking in Data Science. (Stay with me) Utah has a huge big data community. So you start gathering all of these stories together along with all data you can get from the gov, put it in a repository were we mine the data for information. Journalists would have great stories we could spot gov corruption and have the facts to back it up.

A website rating every level of government in America for corruption, would give voters hard information to get rid of corrupt individuals regardless of party.

We used to have many more newspapers and local journalists to watch all levels of government. Now legislatures of many states are ignoring the voter's demands on referendums, corrupt government officials give sweetheart deals to buddies.

Big data mining would amplify the ability of great journalists to help us all understand what is really going on in government. Because we don't know. Too much data and complexity.

Let's put Gov under a microscope and get our democracy back!

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Posted by Edward Cheadle on 03/21/2019 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Herbert: A Failure of the Public Trust

Though I agree with Michael on many issues I disagree with his stance on Gavin Newsom. The death penalty around the country has killed an untold number of innocent people. They are estimating 4% of the current inmates are innocent in California's case. It does not matter if 99.999% of Californians were to vote to kill some random person on the street, the constitution would not allow it. Putting a halt to save innocent lives is not wrong, nor does it go against the voters who believe in capital punishment. The next step after halting the madness is to go forward and see about legally ending this barbaric practice. I understand there are cases that are so egregious that the death penalty may be warranted, but our benchmark is way to low and too many innocent people have been killed. If we are going to have a death penalty the standards should be way tougher. Even then I don't appreciate the murder of innocent people at the hands of the State. Which is what it is when you are not 100% sure.

Posted by Edward Cheadle on 03/20/2019 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Veto Protocol

There was no doubt in my mind Reagan was suffering from early stages of dementia. I lived through it with my father. Reagan showed obvious signs of it before the second election. I told people to vote for Reagan's aides if they thought the aides could handle the Job, but the Reagan that won the first election no longer existed.

Posted by Edward Cheadle on 05/04/2017 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Costly Care

Great Article. Scott Simmons wrote a response to this article on facebook that shows why the US is becoming a 3rd World Country. Facts and Data matter nothing to him. He spouts off and is assured his first reaction before understanding the issue must be correct. Today it is the fashionable way of answering tough questions. I would think, but am open to evidence, is the Major reason health care costs are so high is that there is no incentive for them not to be. Pharmaceutical Lobbyists bought off the Utah Washington Delegation and now our Drug Prices are the highest in the world. The US government is the ONLY organization in the world that is stupid enough to purchase 45% of someones output and not demand a discount. The Idiots in Washington passed a bill that said the government will buy at full price. Can you image Walmart going to someone and say "We are buying 45% of everything you make: Charge us any amount that is fine" The Pharmaceutical industry is like the Mafia in Chicago around the time of Capone. Like the mafia might say: "You have a fine little business there, it would a shame to lose it." The Pharmaceutical like wise can say "Pay up or die" And our delegation, not only says that is fine but one member gave a Pharmaceutical company $800,000,000 dollars they lost in a lawsuit when they were convicted of a Felony. He did this during the last government shutdown, that not only cost 3 Billion dollars to the US taxpayer, but lots of things like this were heaped upon us. Likewise, providers and others in the Healthcare industry are not looking to build a better healthcare system, rather they are building bigger profits.

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Posted by Edward Cheadle on 05/04/2017 at 12:43 PM

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