Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by for your weekly dose of knowledge! The weekend is in sight – but I am not so sure about summer.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about the NALC food drive, Hot Lotto, barrels of oil, John Walsh, Steve Daines, unemployment, Amazon Fire, Brian Schweitzer, polls and more polls, DUI, Lucy Li, jury duty, Kansas City Royals, Public Service Commissioners, U.S. Patent Office, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, and much more!

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VETERANS: Madder Than or Mad as Hell

Just like spring flowers, problems with the veterans’ care across the nation are popping up. Now that the spotlight is on the problem (at least for a little while), look for more problems to be exposed.

Last night CBS News reported that the Obama transition team had been warned about the problem:

According to a 2008 memo obtained by CBS News, VA officials briefed the Obama-Biden transition team that its facilities might be concealing the true amount of time veterans had to wait for care.

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