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    Duluth won that contest. Makes me a little extra optimistic about having to move back in 2 months.
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    Duluth: best outdoor city in America, July-August.

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    so, this just in. This family friend "Joe" was just in Hawaii on his honeymoon. So, this very old, obese and wise-cracking friend of ours Lisa was coincidentally in Hawaii with her husband David at the same time. So she calls "Joe's" hotel room and says something to the effect of: "hello, this is the concierge. We are having a honeymoon seminar on how to treat women gently. are you interested in attending?" So supposedly "Joe" buys the whole thing and starts asking about the cost until she interrupts "how stupid are you Joe? It's me Lisa!"
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    I'm watching The Graduate right now and I'm nearly in tears. Still one of my favorite films of all time.

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    so, this just in. This family friend "Joe" was just in Hawaii on his honeymoon. So, this very old, obese and wise-cracking friend of ours Lisa was coincidentally in Hawaii with her husband David at the same time. So she calls "Joe's" hotel room and says something to the effect of: "hello, this is the concierge. We are having a honeymoon seminar on how to treat women gently. are you interested in attending?" So supposedly "Joe" buys the whole thing and starts asking about the cost until she interrupts "how stupid are you Joe? It's me Lisa!"
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    I'm watching The Graduate right now and I'm nearly in tears. Still one of my favorite films of all time.
    Wrong thread. Both belong in the 'who gives a shit' thread.
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    You can't sleep on an 11K vote lead when these guys are lurking in the bushes:

    Creepy as FUUUUCK!

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    http://gawker.com/teen-loses-finger-...bas-1592911313

    Well, at about 1AM we were up in the house room, but I don't really like house so I was waiting for the drum 'n' bass to kick in. As soon as I heard it, me and my mate went down there. Five minutes in, the fire alarm starting going off and everyone was like, "Rip it off! Rip it off!" So I thought I'd give it a go. I was completely sober at the time. I jumped up, grabbed it and my little finger got caught in the case because it was all broken, and as I came to rip it back down, my little finger got ripped off completely.
    I was in so much pain and shock that the first thing that hit my head was the beat and the bass. The bass was hard, so I just ripped off my top, wrapped it around my finger and tied it up as tight as I could and skanked it out for half an hour. My mentality was, 'I've only been here for an hour, I've paid £10 for this night, I've lost my little finger – am I seriously going to go? Nah, I'm going to skank until I can't skank any more.' After that, my mate dragged me down to the paramedics.

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    I invited three Mormons into my apartment today. They preyed. Then we recited passages from their book. Then they had me close the session with a prayor. Very nice young men.

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    You wanna give the spelling of prayer and its affiliated words another shot?
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    Way to pick on my handicap, Bryan. Nice to see you too.

    I learned a new word today from the Mormons. It's called "Apostasy." I like the sound of it. Apparently there was an apostasy in the 19th century and then a 14 year old Joseph Smith saw two apparitions come down from the sun who were indeed God and Christ who then ordained Mr. Smith to end the apostasy forever.

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    were they hot tho?

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    ITT: vigo has a mormon gangbang
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    I can see some gay dudes being into their look. They were young, dressed in those same conservative slacks and button downs you typically see them in. They rolled up on bicycles. They had very innocent expressions and dispositions. I can totally see it.

    I offered them wine but they respectfully declined. I kept an open mind with them and they appreciated it. It was a pleasant experience.
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    Way to pick on my handicap, Bryan. Nice to see you too.

    I learned a new word today from the Mormons. It's called "Apostasy." I like the sound of it. Apparently there was an apostasy in the 19th century and then a 14 year old Joseph Smith saw two apparitions come down from the sun who were indeed God and Christ who then ordained Mr. Smith to end the apostasy forever.
    Well hey, it's Vigo. You do know your handicap is now easily solved by a bright red underline that appears in your browser whenever you misspell a word?

    I think you may have a misunderstanding of the term apostasy, which may have come from their misunderstanding. Apostasy generally refers to a single person rejecting their previously-held religious beliefs, either in favor of a new belief or a lack of belief in a previously-organized religion or a lack of faith in religious tenets in general. I don't think the Mormons generally refer to Joseph Smith as an apostate, especially if he could confirm his faith in the general tenets of Christianity by pointing to the fact that he was visited by the supposed apparitions of God and Christ (same being, right, so why did they come in separate cars?)
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    They expressed apostasy as meaning a general godless world and they defined their church as a restoration. They were however very young and noted at least twice that they still have much to learn.

    I typed that first post while smoking a cigarette on the toilet if that helps explain anything. It certainly does not make me any less retardo.

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    Smoking cigs inside your house is fucking disgusting
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    So is pooping in your house.

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    One of the strangest opening sentences I can remember having read. Today's NYT.

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, a day after it warned of retaliation against an American comedy film involving a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong-un.

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    reckless U.S. provocative insanity at its best
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    That should be fun.
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    Yes, what is Obama thinking, making a comedy film like that?

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    was obama the director or the producer?
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    He's the Head of State.

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    Someone get The Worm to North Korea to mend relations ASAP.

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    It’s the latest Seth Rogen James Franco comic bromance. They somehow end up with the CIA and are sent to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Hilarity ensues.

    And then WWIII, for reals (I made up that last part).

    I don’t know, though, this has all the makings of another Benghazi scandal. Obama and Crew are probably working on their talking points/coverup as we speak. You know, to give Congress something new to investigate.

    Did really like Rogen and Franco’s last one, “This is the End”. That was pretty funny. So this one has a chance, I think.

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    And then WWIII, for reals (I made up that last part).
    Sick (joke) brah
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    thanks for ruining the movie, you dick.
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    i guess it was just a matter of time.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...or-health.html

    Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her
    By Shannon Pettypiece and Jordan Robertson
    Jun 26, 2014 9:35 AM MT

    You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores.

    That’s because some hospitals are starting to use detailed consumer data to create profiles on current and potential patients to identify those most likely to get sick, so the hospitals can intervene before they do.

    Information compiled by data brokers from public records and credit card transactions can reveal where a person shops, the food they buy, and whether they smoke. The largest hospital chain in the Carolinas is plugging data for 2 million people into algorithms designed to identify high-risk patients, while Pennsylvania’s biggest system uses household and demographic data. Patients and their advocates, meanwhile, say they’re concerned that big data’s expansion into medical care will hurt the doctor-patient relationship and threaten privacy.

    “It is one thing to have a number I can call if I have a problem or question, it is another thing to get unsolicited phone calls. I don’t like that,” said Jorjanne Murry, an accountant in Charlotte, North Carolina, who has Type 1 diabetes. “I think it is intrusive.”

    Acxiom Corp. (ACXM) and LexisNexis are two of the largest data brokers who collect such information on individuals. Acxiom says their data is supposed to be used only for marketing, not for medical purposes or to be included in medical records. LexisNexis said it doesn’t sell consumer information to health insurers for the purposes of identifying patients at risk.

    Bigger Picture

    Much of the information on consumer spending may seem irrelevant for a hospital or doctor, but it can provide a bigger picture beyond the brief glimpse that doctors get during an office visit or through lab results, said Michael Dulin, chief clinical officer for analytics and outcomes at Carolinas HealthCare System.

    Carolinas HealthCare System operates the largest group of medical centers in North Carolina and South Carolina, with more than 900 care centers, including hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices and surgical centers. The health system is placing its data, which include purchases a patient has made using a credit card or store loyalty card, into predictive models that give a risk score to patients.

    Within the next two years, Dulin plans for that score to be regularly passed to doctors and nurses who can reach out to high-risk patients to suggest interventions before patients fall ill.

    Buying Cigarettes

    For a patient with asthma, the hospital would be able to score how likely they are to arrive at the emergency room by looking at whether they’ve refilled their asthma medication at the pharmacy, been buying cigarettes at the grocery store and live in an area with a high pollen count, Dulin said.

    The system may also score the probability of someone having a heart attack by considering factors such as the type of foods they buy and if they have a gym membership, he said.

    “What we are looking to find are people before they end up in trouble,” said Dulin, who is also a practicing physician. “The idea is to use big data and predictive models to think about population health and drill down to the individual levels to find someone running into trouble that we can reach out to and try to help out.”

    While the hospital can share a patient’s risk assessment with their doctor, they aren’t allowed to disclose details of the data, such as specific transactions by an individual, under the hospital’s contract with its data provider. Dulin declined to name the data provider.

    Greater Detail

    If the early steps are successful, though, Dulin said he would like to renegotiate to get the data provider to share more specific details on patient spending with doctors.

    “The data is already used to market to people to get them to do things that might not always be in the best interest of the consumer, we are looking to apply this for something good,” Dulin said.

    While all information would be bound by doctor-patient confidentiality, he said he’s aware some people may be uncomfortable with data going to doctors and hospitals. For these people, the system is considering an opt-out mechanism that will keep their data private, Dulin said.

    ‘Feels Creepy’

    “You have to have a relationship, it just can’t be a phone call from someone saying ‘do this’ or it just feels creepy,” he said. “The data itself doesn’t tell you the story of the person, you have to use it to find a way to connect with that person.”

    Murry, the diabetes patient from Charlotte, said she already gets calls from her health insurer to try to discuss her daily habits. She usually ignores them, she said. She doesn’t see what her doctors can learn from her spending practices that they can’t find out from her quarterly visits.

    “Most of these things you can find out just by looking at the patient and seeing if they are overweight or asking them if they exercise and discussing that with them,” Murry said. “I think it is a waste of time.”

    While the patients may gain from the strategy, hospitals also have a growing financial stake in knowing more about the people they care for.

    Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, hospital pay is becoming increasingly linked to quality metrics rather than the traditional fee-for-service model where hospitals were paid based on their numbers of tests or procedures.

    Hospital Fines

    As a result, the U.S. has begun levying fines against hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within a month, and rewarding hospitals that do well on a benchmark of clinical outcomes and patient surveys.

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which operates more than 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania and a health insurance plan, is using demographic and household information to try to improve patients’ health. It says it doesn’t have spending details or information from credit card transactions on individuals.

    The UPMC Insurance Services Division, the health system’s insurance provider, has acquired demographic and household data, such as whether someone owns a car and how many people live in their home, on more than 2 million of its members to make predictions about which individuals are most likely to use the emergency room or an urgent care center, said Pamela Peele, the system’s chief analytics officer.

    Emergency Rooms

    Studies show that people with no children in the home who make less than $50,000 a year are more likely to use the emergency room, rather than a private doctor, Peele said.

    UPMC wants to make sure those patients have access to a primary care physician or nurse practitioner they can contact before heading to the ER, Peele said. UPMC may also be interested in patients who don’t own a car, which could indicate they’ll have trouble getting routine, preventable care, she said.

    Being able to predict which patients are likely to get sick or end up at the emergency room has become particularly valuable for hospitals that also insure their patients, a new phenomenon that’s growing in popularity. UPMC, which offers this option, would be able to save money by keeping patients out of the emergency room.

    Obamacare prevents insurers from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions or charging patients more based on their health status, meaning the data can’t be used to raise rates or drop policies.

    New Model

    “The traditional rating and underwriting has gone away with health-care reform,” said Robert Booz, an analyst at the technology research and consulting firm Gartner Inc. (IT) “What they are trying to do is proactive care management where we know you are a patient at risk for diabetes so even before the symptoms show up we are going to try to intervene.”

    Hospitals and insurers need to be mindful about crossing the “creepiness line” on how much to pry into their patients’ lives with big data, he said. It could also interfere with the doctor-patient relationship.

    The strategy “is very paternalistic toward individuals, inclined to see human beings as simply the sum of data points about them,” Irina Raicu, director of the Internet ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said in a telephone interview.

    To contact the reporters on this story: Shannon Pettypiece in New York at spettypiece@bloomberg.net; Jordan Robertson in San Francisco at jrobertson40@bloomberg.net

    To contact the editors responsible for this story: Reg Gale at rgale5@bloomberg.net Andrew Pollack
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    I have no idea how that is remotely allowable under HIPAA.
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