Dr. Sajid Ravasia, a psychiatrist who works for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, and Dr. Debra Ravasia, a gynecologist, jointly filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in federal court on Jan. 18. They list between $500,000 and $1 million in personal assets to be split among the thousands who may assert a claim for up to $191.2 million.191 MILLION? That's a Federal-scale number. That's the same amount that the idiot dysgovernment of Spokane is spending on malarial flood-generating pits to satisfy the bloodlust of EPA. Apparently the debts are not connected to actual medical practice. The male dothead is a psychiatrist working for a hospital. The female dothead was running some kind of spa and weight loss clinic, which was the source of the problem. How in the hell do you run up 200 million in debt? How did the 8000 creditors ALLOW such an accumulation without suing much earlier? 8000 people is 3% of the population of Spokane. The mean debt to each of them would be about 24k. Wouldn't you NOTICE such a number? Where was the BBB? Where was the accountant? Is this evidence of official Dothead Privilege? = = = = = Few days later, an article at Spokesman has no useful info in the text, but the commenters include several people who worked BRIEFLY for the female dothead, or were BRIEFLY her patients. All of them got out fast and tried to report the problem to various authorities. So there wasn't any lack of information about the crimes. Lots of people NOTICED the problem. The failure is entirely with the authorities. Medical boards, government agencies, etc.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.