Monday Motes

Juneteenth Holiday. I literally have nothing to say. Okay, maybe a couple of short ones.

Naw, it’s read only by twits: It’s nice to read Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz is willing to tweet out using his “snarky wit” and his willingness to tweet out on subjects he feels strongly about. My problem, I don’t belong to tweeter, don’t tweet, and don’t read tweets. I’d rather my “representative” speak loudly and publicly on matters. I certainly don’t mind the “snark”, 😊, but I do mind the bias, and censorship, shown by “Tweeter”. But then, I didn’t vote for Schatz anyway.

Actions = Rewards or consequences: SpaceX employees recently wrote an open letter criticizing company CEO Elon Musk’s public behavior, but the letter didn’t result in the changes they were hoping to achieve. The employees recently wrote an open letter that was circulated internally criticizing company CEO Elon Musk’s public behavior. The letter, addressed to SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell and signed by an unknown number of employees contained over 100 comments were included in the letter and many employees reportedly agreed with the points made in the letter. The letter makes a number of demands. Another case of the employees telling the owner how to run his business. This time there were consequences. SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell confirmed to the NYT that the company investigated and “terminated a number of employees involved” with the letter. Look for other business’s and maybe some universities to follow suit.

Points for creativity: A Hialeah resident charged with submitting more than $4 million in fraudulent health care claims to Medicare tried to evade justice by escaping authorities on a jet ski bound for Cuba. Reports indicated investigators learned that Cruz Graveran was planning to fly to Cuba and confiscated his passport just days before his nautical adventure.  According to authorities, Graveran, submitted health care bills through his company for $4.2 million in equipment that the enterprise did not supply, nor had anyone ordered. Of that, Medicare paid about $2.1 million. The U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection located Graveran on after his jet ski broke down midway to the communist island. Upon inspection, investigators learned that the water adventurer had used a special fuel cell for the jet ski, which was also packed with water bottles.  I don’t know if a jet ski can make the “90” miles to Cuba, but he gets points for the try.

Gas in Honolulu 6/16/22. $6+ a gallon. What are you paying?

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