Hoboken Breakfast Nuggets: 12/13/2010
Juiced up NJ Cops & Fireman: Did it really cost taxpayers?
Yesterday, a report came out about late New Jersey Doctor Joseph Colao – who apparently fraudulently issued prescriptions for steroids and HGH (human growth hormone) to over 245 police officers and firemen in the state. 10 Hoboken Policemen and two firemen allegedly took part in this “scam.”
The report also cited the usual arguments for and against using steroids – the negatives being “roid rage” and anger – to “heroic” acts from some of these cops and firemen (saving lives, etc.)
However, one part of this story I found a bit incomplete: “Evidence gathered suggests the total cost to taxpayers reaches into the millions of dollars.”
If any city government pays a fixed amount for city employee health insurance – aren’t the rest of the transactions between the individual and the insurance company? (i.e., co-pays, prescriptions, etc.?) Seems like the only folks that get screwed by fraudulent medical acts – are the insurance companies. No?
One Irishman speaks his mind about fledgling economy
There are many differing opinions on the state of the global economy – and more specifically, whether Ireland should have been bailed out or not.
However, I stumbled across this video of a Irish businessman speaking freely about how he feels about the situation. Caution: excessive profanity, but hilarious!
Weekly weather outlook for Hoboken
We had a break from the bone-chilling weather the past day or two – but come Tuesday morning, it will feel like it’s single-digits outside. Bundle up!
Enjoy your week!