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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Earthquake, Fires, Dove Banding, House Budget, Health Care Bill

“The July 6, 2017 M 5.8 earthquake southeast of Lincoln in western Montana occurred as the result of shallow strike slip faulting along either a right-lateral, near vertical fault trending east-southeast, or on a left-lateral vertical fault striking north-northeast. The location and focal mechanism solution of this earthquake are consistent with right-lateral faulting in association with faults of the Lewis and Clark line, a prominent zone of strike-slip, dip slip and oblique slip faulting trending east-southeast from northern Idaho to east of Helena, Montana, southeast of this earthquake.”

Monday, July 17, 2017

72nd anniversary of the first atomic bomb test

United States Army Air Forces, photographer. Nagasaki, Japan under atomic bomb attack / U.S. Army A.A.F. photo. Japan Nagasaki, 1945. [Nagasaki, Japan, 9 August] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed July 17, 2017.)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fire Danger, Trump Budget, Health Care Fraud

“Under the President’s proposals, federal budget deficits would shrink relative to the size of the economy over the coming decade, ranging between 2.6 percent and 3.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) over that period. The cumulative federal deficit would be nearly one-third smaller than in CBO’s baseline projections, but debt held by the public would end up slightly higher, as a percentage of GDP, than the ratio anticipated for the end of this year.”

National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against Over 412 Individuals Responsible for $1.3 Billion in Fraud Losses
“The charges announced today aggressively target schemes billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE (a health insurance program for members and veterans of the armed forces and their families) for medically unnecessary prescription drugs and compounded medications that often were never even purchased and/or distributed to beneficiaries. The charges also involve individuals contributing to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on medical professionals involved in the unlawful distribution of opioids and other prescription narcotics, a particular focus for the Department. According to the CDC, approximately 91 Americans die every day of an opioid related overdose.”   

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

FBI Nominee Wray, Amtrak Accident, Rate Hike

Missoulian: FBI nominee says Trump-Russia probe is no 'witch hunt'
2017-06-26 PN696 Department of Justice
Christopher A. Wray, of Georgia, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a term of ten years.

Missoulian: Report: Horns sounded, but killed workers had backs to train
CSX employee fatalities after being struck by Amtrak train, Washington, DC: Preliminary Report