ENTROPY UPDATE The Progressive Review
Conrad Hilton III is accused of causing a ruckus aboard a more than 10-hour British Airways flight from London to Los Angeles... After turning himself in, the 20-year-old, very wealthy man-child appeared in court, accused of threatening the flight crew, smoking aboard the plane, making children cry with his profanity-laced tirades and calling everyone who dared be annoyed by his antics peasants.
After 12 years, Brian Williams is coming clean, admitting the helicopter he traveled in during NBCs coverage of the 2003 Iraq invasion never once came under fire, despite Williams story to the contrary, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
After sending Roger Vanderklok for jail for the audacity of asking to file a complaint, Philadelphia International Airport TSA supervisor Charles Kieser then lied about what happened on the stand in court. He fabricated an aggressive confrontation and a bomb threat, neither of which are in evidence on the CCTV footage or in the police report. His victim was help incommunicado in jail, panicking his wife who had no idea where he'd gone. Kieser gets to keep his job.
Blomberg - According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, around 10 percent of family doctors offer shared medical appointments, sessions that bring together a dozen or more patients with similar medical conditions to meet with a doctor for 90 minutes. With pressure from the government and insurers to bring down the cost of care while treating the increasing number of people with health insurance, patients can expect group visits to become more common. "Its efficient. Its economical. Its high-quality care when its done right," says Edward Noffsinger, a California psychologist who created the model in the 1990s at Kaiser Permanente, the state's largest health maintenance organization.
Daily Mail, Uk - A U.S. billionaire who made his fortune betting against sub-prime mortgage securities has told Americans to lower their expectations so they have 'less things' in life.
Jeff Greene made his remarks after flying into Switzerland on a private jet with his 19-year younger wife, Mei Sze, children and two nannies.
The businessman, 60, who is worth around $3 billion through his investments and real estate development projects, said: 'America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence.
'The 60-year-old founder of Florida-based Florida Sunshine Investments was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos...
Mr Greene was in the news just last week as his sprawling Beverly Hills compound 'Palazzo di Amore' hit the market with a $195 million asking price - making it the highest listing currently on the U.S. market...
In 2013, he spoke of owning a $2million Cessna Caravan seaplane that he said saved him valuable time commuting between his homes in Palm Beach and the Hamptons and New York where he conducts much of his business. He told The Real Deal that the plane cut a journey of more than three hours to just 35 minutes, employing two full-time pilots.
Daily Mail, UK - Prince Andrew arrived in Davos to meet the world's most rich and powerful people as he faced growing pressure to testify on oath about his contacts with an alleged underage sex slave'.
Virginia Roberts claims she had sex three times with the Duke of York including at an orgy on a Caribbean island involving eight other young girls.
Buckingham Palace has issued strong denials on the Princes behalf - but he is expected to address the sex allegations for the first time in a speech to business leaders tonight.
Today the Prince arrived at the World Economic Forum in Davos, nine miles from his chalet in Klosters, and will give a keynote speech at an event for entrepreneurs this evening.
The Duke is due to host a reception tonight at the exclusive gathering of the rich and powerful in the Swiss ski resort.
Slipped Disc - BA have now changed the rules, so any cello in the cabin has a minimum fee of £300 long haul. So now the cello is paying almost the same as I am, with no meal, no baggage allowance, no airmiles, no online checkin, no upgrades possible etc.
Manischewitz now owned by Mitt Romney's old firm, Bain Capital
PAUL SHIINKMAN, WTOP
Boing Boing - Hammacher Schlemmer's Human Bowling Ball is a $4,500 amusement for children aged 5-12: it consists of a giant, inflatable hamster ball and an inflated bowling lane. You insert your progeny into the former and entice them to run quickly at the latter, caroming off the sides to the amusement of all.
More than a third of British 16 to 23-year-olds (36%) do not know bacon comes from pigs and four in 10 (40%) failed to link milk with an image of a dairy cow, with 7% linking it to wheat,
Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch said it would offer "substantial payment" to MTV's The Jersey Shore's cast members to stop wearing the brand on air. "We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans," an Abercrombie & Fitch spokesperson said in a statement. "We have also extended this offer to other members of the cast, and are urgently waiting a response."
Teach your kid to be a TSA agent