If a pastor is a good entertainer for his church will be seen on TV many became millionaires some with a corporate jet, all selling a popular story people want to hear.
Money attracts prophecy teachers to sell expensive opinionated books meant for the Apocalypse connoisseurs projected always in the future.
Robert Pearl, Executive Director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, lays out the dismal details of our current health-care system in his new book, “Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care — and Why We’re Usually Wrong” (Public Affairs).
“When independent researchers crunch the numbers, American health care ranks nowhere near the top of the list,” he writes.
Ever since pearls were cherished as the most precious of the gifts of the gods some 3,500 years before Christ, they have possessed an aura of mystery and mystique.
In ancient and medieval history, pearls were religious symbols of purity, harmony, humility and the gift of life, and were endowed with great magical and medicinal properties.
Medical providers do better financially when they make mistakes in patient care — because they get paid again to fix the problem.Balsam pillows, maple syrup, spruce gum, custom-made rustic furniture — they’re all products comprised of raw materials native to the Adirondacks.Other businesses, current or defunct, have similar roots, but occasionally in regional history we find homegrown livelihoods that seem an odd fit for the North Country.No wonder when a fireman came to save your life yelling and screaming “fire”, the Apocalypse is around the corner will be annoyed now treated like an outcast.But God in his mercy will use another wakeup call, perhaps if he sends a scientist like a Jonah to rattle the cage for seven years giving warnings, to no avail.