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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted June 24, 2009 18:06      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
______________ WHO IS THIS JERK and why does ZDnet let him write his stupid ideas.

____ I guess that he has never heard of the USA Federal Law called HIPPA Health Information Privacy Protection Act. All Steve has to say and he dose not even have to say that is "I am ill."

____ I guess that these tech writers never signed a HIPPA form or know that a hospital can not even admit that you have been admitted.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/24/hospital-lies-about-jobs-technology-forbes.html

____ A lot of finger pointing over nothing.

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Icon 1 posted June 24, 2009 18:49      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh bloody hell. Does that author know nothing of confidentiality and protocol? The hospital's bound by law; until Jobs said otherwise, they couldn't say shit. I applaud them for their lie.

And I feel awful for Jobs. He's putting a brave face on it, but, people, this is not good. Hopefully the transplant will buy him a few more good years, but he's lost a chunk of pancreas and had his gut re-wired and now this. You don't bounce right back to who you were before when something like that gets done. You just don't.

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Icon 1 posted June 24, 2009 19:55      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm with Xan here, bravo for lying to those link bait-writing vultures.

LEAVE STEVE JOBS ALONE.

*SLAP!*

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Icon 1 posted June 24, 2009 20:32      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And I thought all the bottom-feeding ambulance-chasing scumbags were practicing law...

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Icon 1 posted June 24, 2009 21:27      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I fully agree that this behavior is, *ahem*, sickening. I also agree about the privacy implications, but I'm not so sure about the use of a 'lie' as an answer to an inquiry. Unfortunately, a 'no comment' answer can easily be interpreted as an acknowledgment, so I fear this is lawyer territory. However, beating up on the hospital for their efforts to protect the privacy of their patient is really, really low.

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I think that Steve Jobs, private citizen, is entitled to privacy about his medical condition. However, Steve Jobs, wielder of the Reality-Distortion-Field, and the person credited as being utterly vital to Apple's success, cannot expect people to just plainly ignore him. (Just look how well it worked for Mark Sanford to disappear for a few days.) It's a rather tricky situation, and not one I'd wish on anyone.

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Steve Jobs, wielder of the Reality-Distortion-Field...
Just look how well it worked for Mark Sanford to disappear for a few days.

Speaking of 'Reality Distortion Fields'...

It seems that Mr Sanford has changed parties as well as bed-mates.

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You've gotta love Faux news.

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___________ sheesh _____________

____ Now some people are claiming that he gamed the system.

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20090624/D99190180.html

____ There is so much speculation on what happened, and these people want info that Steve does not want to reveal.

____ Keep quiet Steve, its your health not everybody else's.

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