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Prosecutor alleges Dickerson padded company's financial data on application

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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DEXTER, Mo. -- Prosecutors have added deceptive business practices to the crimes they believe were committed by Weaver Dickerson, the former president and CEO of a proposed Cape Girardeau medical clinic.

Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver filed a second amended motion Monday to revoke Dickerson's probation, alleging that Dickerson padded the company's financial data on a state loan application last July. The motion claims that Dickerson "recklessly made a false or misleading written statement for the purpose of obtaining property or credit."

The motion alleges that Dickerson claimed on an application for a state Action Fund Loan that Hometown Holdings Group had $430,133 cash on hand. But the company's bank statements that were subpoenaed by investigators actually showed an available $150,063 on hand, a shortfall of about $280,000, the motion says.

"I filed this with the court to inform the court that a portion of our investigation has revealed additional information about a new crime that Mr. Dickerson committed," Oliver said. "The investigation on other matters and other facets of his application is ongoing. I expect to file another amended motion once the investigation is complete."

Oliver's motion Monday also asks the judge to wait to set a date for the revocation hearing until the investigation is complete.

The first motion claims Dickerson violated his probation, which was for writing more than $90,000 in bad checks in 2006 and 2007, by committing new crimes, including making a false affidavit and making a false declaration in his application for $2 million in state aid. Weaver is no longer employed by the company, which is proposing to build Watch Me Smile, a vision and dental cooperative, in downtown Cape Girardeau.

The state's Department of Economic Development had authorized more than $2 million in state aid, but withdrew its authorization when it learned that Dickerson had signed the application, which claimed that no owner of the company had ever committed a felony or was on probation.

The department referred the matter to Oliver's office to investigate possible probation violations, but now Oliver said the DED has been less than cooperative. Oliver wouldn't comment about what information his investigators were seeking, but he did say that they haven't gotten information from the DED that they have asked for.

"We've given them more than sufficient time," Oliver said. "We've run into some stonewalling and my detectives have had some problems getting information."

DED spokesman John Fougere did not return phone calls Monday seeking comment, but he did send a brief e-mailed response.

"We are continuing to cooperate and provide information to the prosecuting attorney and local law enforcement in this matter," Fougere wrote in the e-mail.

Oliver said he was hopeful that the investigation could be concluded in the next 30 days.

Dickerson's replacement, Angie Kapp, did not return phone calls seeking comment Monday.

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That's a shock!

-- Posted by Yankee Station on Mon, Jan 24, 2011, at 3:54 PM

I don't know who the bigger crook is, Weaver Dickerson or Rod Jetton's best bud Russ Oliver?

-- Posted by ResAdjudicata on Mon, Jan 24, 2011, at 8:34 PM

Vetting anyone?

-- Posted by vietnamvet on Mon, Jan 24, 2011, at 9:41 PM

Obviously Mr. Oliver was not a Finance major...LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL.

What part of "pro forma" can't he spell? If ignorance is bliss, he is the happiest man alive. He needs to be sanctioned, if not disbarred. What an idiot! How could he not understand what a loan application is! No wonder DED is not giving him any information if true. That would be like giving a gun to a child! Did the Southeast Missourian r-e-a-d the documents he is citing? It has them posted do not forget! Do the math... LOL.

-- Posted by casual_observer1 on Mon, Jan 24, 2011, at 10:36 PM

Green Balloons....Green Balloons....LOL, LOL,LOL.

-- Posted by casual_observer1 on Mon, Jan 24, 2011, at 10:40 PM

Doesn't the publisher of the Southeast Missourian have an MBA from Harvard? Since when did not including loan proceeds in a pro forma finacial statement portion of a loan application become a crimimal act? If a borrower had the money in the account why would there be a loan applicattion????????????????????????????????Since the 3 years the prosecutor has been out of law school (including his year of campaigning for office of prosecutor) or since he has been on another planet? Couldn't he ask the Rusts how money is borrowed? They own at least part of the newspaper in Dexter also don't they?

-- Posted by casual_observer1 on Mon, Jan 24, 2011, at 11:42 PM

Nice job Mr. Oliver. You're a real "go getter". I love it that my taxpayer dollars are being wasted on this garbage. While you're at it, you may want to examine ALL of the loan applications applied for in your county. You'll need to expand your office to be able to prosecute those people who don't have the exact amount of "cash on hand" that they say they do on the application.

-- Posted by clkv on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 8:24 AM

Dumb to death.

-- Posted by Hawker on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 9:05 AM

What about Wyman? Didn't he complete and execute the grant/ loan application with Dickerson? Also, why are the tenants of the H&H building making their rent checks out to Steve Young? Well, at least they were. All of them were asked to move out. Only the Cape CVB is still there.

-- Posted by girardeaud on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 10:29 AM

If Mr. Wyman did help complete the loan application then that adds one more person to the list of people better at math and finances than Russ Oliver.

-- Posted by goatse on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 12:30 PM

While methheads, thieves, child molesters, and other assorted criminals run amuck in Stoddard County, Mr. Oliver decides to concentrate on a person who lied about a loan application. I don't know the reasoning behind it but I'm sure someone is pulling his strings. I'll feel much safer living in Stoddard County after Dickerson's probation is revoked. I'm thinking Oliver needs to be investigated.

-- Posted by castaway2 on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 2:44 PM

I have never cared about this "story" to begin with, but the news this is garnering is bizarre.

So, this Weaver guy writes some bad checks I'm assuming in Stoddard County and gets probation. The real estate deal falls through because it is found out he is on felony probation, fine. THEN Briney Welborn, the then prosecutor in Stoddard County runs his mouth in the paper about the guy being a "flim flam man" or whatever (anybody who knows Briney knows that the guy is...well...I'll keep my mouth shut).

Now enter this Oliver guy running his mouth in the paper about how tough with crime he's going to be and how he's seeking to revoke this guy's probation for falsifying a loan application--which, from the limited amount I know about this, --doesn't sound certain he did anything at all criminal.

Question:

(1) Has this guy actually been charged with anything new? If so are/were these charges brought in Stoddard County, or is this Oliver guy claiming these new "crimes" took place somewhere else...Cape County maybe?? It's weak if he's claiming all of these major "probation violations" if new charges haven't even been filed yet...can be done, but still weak and a seemingly waste of time all in the name of ridiculous grandstanding.

This all just seems stupid. Let's move on.

-- Posted by clkv on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 3:32 PM

Probably not stupid to all the people he stole money from and certainly not stupid to me when it would have potentially used my tax money.

-- Posted by nObama on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 8:01 PM

Mr. Dickerson suppositly worked for Combined Insurance appx. 4-5 years ago...I just hope he didn't use anyones social security number fraudulently during that time.

Mr. Dickerson was also my neighbor once upon a time and we found him passed out, in his car, with it still running, and the door wide open, on more than one occassion. When we called the police because we suspected he'd been drinking and driving they didn't do anything about it.

IMO passing bad checks and deceptive business practices is just PART of the problem. THIS MAN IS IN DIRE NEED OF HELP.

-- Posted by mel_1 on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 9:21 PM

DId it occur to you he might be diabetic? Did you call an ambulance?

I posted earlier, but read the motion, read the posted applicaton and see how many of you can figure out what Mr. Oliver is alleging. Disregarding the math errors and the fact he is counting accounts payable as an asset instead of a liability, notice anything inherently wrong. This error is not special to this matter. It is fundamentally impossible for ALL loans.

It is not the result of missing a number or two. It can only be because Mr. Oliver had a result in mind and went looking for numbers to back it up. It could not be because he saw the numbers and they indicated a result. No numbers from a pro forma can ever back up his theory on that loan application or any other one signed by Dickerson or anyone else. It is inconsistent with the definition of a loan application. Care to guess how stupid Mr. Oliver is here? What is his agenda?

-- Posted by casual_observer1 on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 1:55 AM

In my opinion his agenda seems to be enforcing probationary conditions for someone who pled guilty to felonies. Am I missing something?

-- Posted by Embem on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 4:27 AM

Maybe all this fuss relates to the perception that this was a bad idea in teh first place and people are simply mad about folks who would take $2 million from a state that can't even pay its own workers and has a $500 million budget shortfall. Look at what teh State of Missouri is having to do to solve its budget problems-- and here they were ready to give up money they didn't even have for a project that maybe isn't so great to begin with.

Sometimes we can learn from our neighbors.. Look at All Care Dental - a prepaid plan that had 58 branches open around the country. What can go wrong? Take a look at this North Dakota example:

http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/...

These stories are now popping up all over the place... just Google-up All Care Dental and see for yourself. Big New York Times article about problems in New Hampshire, class action lawsuits, this article from North Dakota. Maybe people figured out this isn't a good idea and don't want to see it take root in Cape.

Just an opinion, that's all. But go check out All Care and see what you think happened there.

-- Posted by fly_on_wall on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 6:50 AM

Mr Oliver officially took office January 1st - right? (or 3rd since 1st was a holiday.)

This is January 26th.

So beginning with January 3rd, he has been in office 23 days. Correct?

Sounds like he inherited a load of unfinished business that should have been taken care of prior to his taking office. Bet there's more there than this one. Let him do his job,and if any of you think you can do it better, run in 4 years. Sounds like a lot of postings are from folks who are just mad cause their candidate lost.

-- Posted by getoveritplease on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 11:08 AM

@Embem

I would agree that does seems to be his intent. I understand that he believes Mr. Dickerson possibly violated his probation. It is possible that since this is one of his first incidents as the new Stoddard County prosecutor he may be putting more importance on the issue than is necessary. It seems the longer this thing is getting drawn out the more far reaching some of his claims appear to be.

@fly_on_wall

That does seem to be the biggest concern from people is that they feel their tax dollars shouldn't be spent on private business. There was a piece on KFVS last night the talked about the loan and tax credits. From what I could tell from the piece the loan/grant was not to be given out until private money was spent. Then the company would then be reimbursed after they presented receipts. The loan had to be paid back at 4% interest. The quality jobs tax credits would not be given to the company until all of the jobs had been created and been in place for a required amount of time. I'm sure taxes from 135 jobs certainly would make up for the 1.2 million in tax credits. So really none of the money was being handed out.

As far as your examples about the other companies they are isolated incidents. A few companies/people that have certainly had a negative impact are Pacific Gas and Electric, Enron, Bernie Madoff. Is it fair to say that all utility providers, (energy, commodities, and services company based companies) and investment advisers set the norm for their related business fields?

Despite that hurdles watch me smile has had in the last 2 months they are still committed to bringing affordable vision and dental to cape. They aren't here to steal business from local established dentists. They aren't here to rip off the state from tax dollars. They aren't here to make a ton of money at the expense of their members. They have a model of care that they believe is part of a solution to a flawed system.

-- Posted by goatse on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 11:40 AM

You guys must not have read Mr. Oliver's motion. He is charging Dickerson with several felonies all because the company's bank account on a specific day did not equal the amount stated on the "pro forma" or "projection" portion of a loan application which set forth what the company would do with the loan proceeds if the loan was granted. In other words, if the company or any other loan applicant already had the loan proceeds in its bank acount on the same day it made a loan application THERE WOULD BE NOT NEED TO APPLY FOR A LOAN. But the lack thereof makes Oliver see you open for a string of felonies.

Whenver you apply for a commercial loan, part of the application asks you to tell the bank alittle about the applicant (e.g. present amound of A/P, A/R, equipment, etc.) THEN A SECOND PORTION OF THE APPLICATION ASKS THE APPLICANT TO STATE WHAT YOU WOULD DO WITH MONEY IF LOANED, WHAT WOULD THE BUSINEES LOOK LIKE IF IT GOT THE LOAN PROCEEDS. THAT IS HOW THE BANK DETERMINES IF APPLICANT HAS A VIABLE/REALISTIC PLAN FOR THE MONEY OR IS JUST GOING TO GO TO HAWAII, ETC. Sometimes, the bank makes suggestions how to change the plan, often the bank will say it doesn't think that loan as applied for will allow for purcahse of enough equipment or whatever and even increase the loan amount.

As an example, let's assume dental coop had 40 bank acounts on a given day with a total mount of cash of $5,000,000, say on Jan. 1 at 2:00 p.m. and then submitted a loan appplication for $1,000,000 more. A portion of the loan application would request/require/demand applicant to include a pro forma or projection of what the company would look like upon receipt of the $1MM from the loan proceeds. Though never precise to the penny, but nonetheless, decisions based on standard analytical processes which can be defended to bank as to the bases for distribuion of proceeds among various accounting categories, the pro forma portion of that loan application would includ the amount of the $1MM loan requested as if it had been received. Numbers stated in the pro forma section never, ever, whatsoever, is a representation that the loan proceeds have already been collected at the date the loan application was signed and submitted. It is simply part of the applicaton process upon which a decision to approve or deny is made.

Mr. Oliver took a snapshot of the dental venture's bank acount blanace on say Jan. 1 for example by obtaining the company's bank records. He then went to the PRO FORMA/PROJECTION section of the form and ignored the fact that BY DEFINITION all the numbers in that section and their distribtuion amoung line item categories were hypothetical. He took the amount of cash stated in that section (which included receipt of loan proceeds which the co. had not received) and subtracted the actual bank balance from the pro forma projected bank balance, noticed a several hundred thousand dollar difference (remember $750,000 loan) and charged Dickerson with felonies becaue the extra money which would have come from the loan was not on deposit. The reason was not on deposit is company was APPLYING for a loan and loan not granted.

I realize you may have a difficult time grasping this because it is too stupid of a mistake to be believed. When you apply for a commerial type of loan you don't get to just say to buy a particular car or motorcycle. You have to make projections of company with the loan proceeds set out in the "Pro Forma" section of the applicatoin. About 1" about the section from which Mr. Oliver pulled his higher numbers, the words identifying the character of the numbers to follow as "Pro Forma" (by definition "hypothetical").

There is some room for debate maybe whether Mr. Oliver's entire mis-conception was intentional or resulted from ignorance of the very, most basic finance/accounting priciples. Unless he truly is too stupid to know he is stupid, he could have sought help in going through the paperwork. He could have bought "Beginning Finance for Dummies, or just call Mr. Dickerson's attorney. Instead he faxed him motion to the KFVS and the Missourian immediately upon filing before even sent to Mr. Dickerson or his attorney.

Also, in the first section of the application, it asks the applicant to state the amount of accounts receivable (an asset) and to break them out by age (1-29 days) which Dickerson did, reporting $27,500 approx. as current on the first line of that section. The next line (30-59) of which had none. It also had none 60-89 and none over 90 days. The end of that section has a line entitled in bold type "TOTAL:" of the line entries above. Mr. Oliver, for reasons only he can explain, took the line item of $27,500 and added it to the same number, $27,500, which was restated as the total of that subcategory, stating a total of $55,000 in his motion. In other words he doubled that items. It cannot be overlooked that "accounts payable" are liabilities and not assets like "accounts receibable" (which were stated in an adjoining section of the form.

REgardless of how simple or sophisticated a loan applicant is, its bank account on a diven day, will NEVER match the amount of cash related items stated in the pro-forma section of a loan application unless is loan granted and the loan proceeds are paid immediately and posted the account immediately (rare if ever).

In review, Mr. Oliver doubled the amount of the NON-CASH accounts payable actually stated, added that NON-CASH number to the actual CASH amount in the company's bank account and subtracted that peculiar number from the amount stated on the hypothetical amount setout in the Pro Forma/projection portion of the loan application which by definition includes the amount of the loan proceeds as if the loan had been created and paid out(if that were true on date loan application made and submitted, NO REASON to apply for loan!!!!!!!!!!!)

After committing math errors, adding instead of subtracting liabilities, disregarding major assets, adding in non-cash items in an attempt to deduce cash amounts, and comparing hard, actual numbers against hypothetical ones to come up with inconsistent numbers (DUH!), he characterizes the variance as a result of criminal conduct by Dickerson. He could have redacted identifying info and sent it out for review. If its ego driven, then he just be too stupid to know he is stupid. He has shown an affinity for the press already and this time his memo was faxed to Cape newspaper and television station before sent to Dickerson or his attorney.

Mr. Oliver's disaster is seems worse than what the federal prosecutors did to Sen. Steven's attorney in Alaska, and those still remaining are trying desperately to hang onto their licenses and live though all of their punishments. I am thinking this case will get uglier. It has already had all the publicity in the world so why be bashful in trying to trying to find out if Mr. Oliver is trying deficient, malicious, or if someone is pulling his strings. Any banker or accountant could have him understand these documents

THIS WHOLD PROCESS by Mr. Oliver indicates such an astounding lack of knolwedge or proper application of the most basic principles of lending purposes and practices. Any banker in Dexter, and there are dozens, could have helped, or any accountant, any experienced business person. He could have redacted the names of the party and sent it out for assistance. Or he could have called Mr. Dickerson's attorney for discussion. Instead he filed a motion carrying serious allegations of felonies and IMMEDIATELY faxed copies to the television and newspaper station in Cape. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE??? Does any besides me think its time for an investigation of Mr. Oliver? This seems as serious as the witchhunt than the federal prosecutors did against Sen. Steven in Alaska, and those prosectors have been thrown off cases and the few remaining are barely hanging on their licenses. What is doing about the various serious criminal cases in Stoddard cases...drugs, child abuse, murders, etc.

-- Posted by casual_observer1 on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 3:12 PM

goatse:

I admire your devotion to your employers at Watch Me Smile... and I am sincere, that's an admirable trait in an employee.

Here's a suggestion. Since Watch Me Smile HAS the solution to today's flawed health care system, why not solve the WHOLE COUNTRY's problem? Go for investment capital, do an Initial Public Offering, or IPO, and take your idea big time with investor money? Don't piddle with the State of Missouri- take your ideas and solutions to the capital markets. Here's Goldman Sach's web address:

http://www2.goldmansachs.com/services/in...

Go to the GS Capital Markets Division. They can get you $50 to $800 million in investment funds... check it out. Bring your business plans, go get some REAL money, go public. Ask Casual_Observer1 to prepare your pro forma financial, include it in your Term Sheet, maybe knock out an Offering Circular or a Prospectus.

Seriously-- go for it! You have the solution, the whole world is waiting.

-- Posted by fly_on_wall on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 8:09 PM

If you are talking to me FLY on the Wall, I don't think I need you need to tell me much about Goldman Sachs or any other investment banking firm for that matter. Care to go take a stroll up Wabash Ave. and hit a dozen offices without an appt. even or do Boston one afternoon? Or want to go after southern hemisphere money? I'll get you an upgrade at any place on Bal Harbor you want. Won't cost you or me a dime. Personally, I don't like palm trees and bananas. Want Far East money except for China, save the airfare, go to Vancouver. That's where their banks are since Hong Kong returned. That's why it has 1100 coffee shops. No one ever works. Who would want to deal with Sarbannes-Oxley? Finding a sucker for a private placement is so much easier than an IPO. Look into Forbes Trust or Le Beau Rivage (if you can pass the security clearance).

The lastest word out of which ever name is the parent of the dental venture is its restructed without state money. Looking back I'm sure they regret coming anywhere near Mitch Robinson (not that you get too close to him) or any state program. That job program with tax credits a few years down the road after you have jobs created ties your hands greatly and the statewide average as to how much the state actually ever pays out is 11%.

In all of my years I never have applied for or participated in a state eonomic program. If a deal won't float on its own merits, its not a deal. If I have to be bribed to go some place, maybe I shouldn't go there. Plus, read the forms and the paperwork? Does it look like anything written by anyone who get a job in private industry would have written? Does it look like anything which was written by anyone who EVER HAS been in private industry?

Regardless of how the forms are written, this goofy Prosecutor from Stoddard, cannot take hard numbers and net them against projected numbers and scream shortage in bank account. If you are screaming that there is the amount of the loan proceeds missing from the bank account but the loan didn't close that is beyond crazy. A bank balance or 100 accounts totaled will never match the amount stated on the pro forma portion of the application which includes the loan proceeds if the loan does not close and the applicant does not get the loan proceeds. If they had the loan proceeds on the date of the application, they would not be APPLYING for the loan.

I can overlook his weird math mistakes, those are like my typing mistakes. But to add in accounts payable (a liablity, plus a non-cash item) as a positive number to determine what a loan applicant's cash on hand should be on the date the application is executed is absolutely insane.

I read the motion paper posted and then went back and read the application posted wth prior article. Admittedly it took me a minute to find the one number be he had added it twice and only appears in one place and then it was just a matter of doing some subtraction and looking to see where the other number could be. When I saw he was counting in a non-cash liability as a positive cash item, I called 2 friends and had them do the same review. One said insame. Another said something I can't post. Did you look them up? It won't take you 3 minutes to see what he did.

-- Posted by casual_observer1 on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 9:41 PM

Here's a really ironic twist on this story, contained in today's St. Louis Business Journal... economic incentives DO NOT INCREASE jobs or economic development activity.

Here it is:

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/...

Well, so much for our local economic development team, I guess. This is truly amazing in light of what is going on.

-- Posted by fly_on_wall on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 11:55 PM

casual_observer1

I can't believe what is going on here, but I'm actually agreeing with you. And if you are as good as you say, I might have a most interesting project that is SERIOUS economic development and an amazing project.

I personally met with Barack O'Bama on this particular project, he really liked it a lot, but then he went and took his new job, and now I have to work with the guys underneath him. The other folks in this project are also names you will easily recognized. I need $200 million on the equity side, could be a combination of equity, debt or LOC combination. The completed project has a FMV of approximately $6 billion USD. Contact me at my private email, I'm shopping for capital right now. Killer deal, might even have a bone in it for Cape. Theonguy@yahoo.com Will require an NDA, but you know the drill.

-- Posted by fly_on_wall on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 12:10 AM

casual_observer1,

PS -- you mentioned security. One of our guys has Ultra, everyone else is Top or less. You'll need it to work with us. As they say, "Serious Inquiries Only". Send me a note, let's talk.

-- Posted by fly_on_wall on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 12:17 AM

TO fly_on_wall: I'm not sure "bone to Cape" makes any deal more intriguing for me. None of the other aspects bother me except what would trigger a meeting with Obama before he was President as he was impotent except in Illinois and with SEIU. Illinois projects scare me if public projects. They are either bid-rigged or funding keeps shifting, e.g. clean coal plants, CO2 storage projects, etc. The Seimens plant by Decauter which Alberici built for $1.5 billion or so which is coal to natural gas with sell off of sulfur went well last I heard, but private. My security clearance is bc of high-tech deals with airline industry and a couple of deals involving Israel. Neither of those were friends with Obama then or now. Regardless, I am not above at least playing a madame for a commish if not my cup of tea. Give me a couple of days until I am out of town for a few days and I'll email you from a hotel computer. We are adults; no offense taken I'm sure.

-- Posted by casual_observer1 on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 9:07 PM

TO fly_on_wall: For a quicker buck, we should just sell tickets to this train wreck of a prosecutor for Stoddard County. Now he talked county into hiring him a full time assistant. At least he has someone to free him up to make more promises and to take the blame when he can't deliver. Do you think you have to be born that stupid or can you be taught? Wait until he sees the economic numbers of his actions and the results of his failures. Either he will walk a bunch of scarey creatures who can peek into his windows at night or he will so over populate the jails that he will have to take in some nasty boarders. The theory of law and the practice are entirely different thing which boy lawyer will realize sooner or later at the expense of Stoddard County citizens and the states resources. All of those freaks who are acquitted down there can come to Cape remember!

Which experienced prosecutor would work for him? What will another child lawyer help. 3 plus 3 don't make 6 years of experience. It makes 2 inexperienced lawyers.

-- Posted by casual_observer1 on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 9:20 PM

casual_observer1 ...in response to "DId it occur to you he might be diabetic? Did you call an ambulance?"

Obviously you don't read statements in their entirety before commenting or you would have seen..."When we called the police because we suspected he'd been drinking and driving they didn't do anything about it." Meaning we called the police, they came, assessed the situation and left. If there was a need for medical attention the police would have called for an ambulance. And FYI instances like the one I described above were a regular occurance.

Seriously, IMO Mr. Dickerson needs help.

-- Posted by mel_1 on Fri, Jan 28, 2011, at 9:13 AM

I appreciate your words regarding my work ethic. Unfortunately I'm not an employee of Watch Me Smile. My motivation has been spurred by the frequent dissemination of incorrect information in these forums and what appears to be the personal agenda of a few people.

Now, I would assume that the Watch Me Smile group doesn't claim to 'HAVE' the sole fix to the health care system. Instigating that they do is silly and honestly I know you're capable of more than just sarcastic rhetoric.

Of course we all know I would never do anything of that sort ;)

I'm not speaking on behalf of Watch Me Smile but from what I have investigated, Watch Me Smile intends to offer access to services for those who currently do not have, or can not afford, dental and vision insurance. It also gives those people with insurance an additional option from that of typical insurance coverage. I'm sure you and I can both agree that competition in a capitalistic society is a good thing.

-- Posted by goatse on Fri, Jan 28, 2011, at 4:30 PM

That last post was for fly_on_wall. I forgot to include that.

-- Posted by goatse on Fri, Jan 28, 2011, at 4:31 PM


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