To let you know, I placed the counter around midnight on the first of Feb. That means that the current count is for one (short) month. Today, it will go over 12,000 hits. (Note: 13,000 by the 1st!)
This isn't rocket science, it means that:
a. Healthcare is an issue
b. The community is concerned
c. A LOT of folks have issues with Essent
d. Word of mouth advertising is the best or worst for a business
There are a significant number of comments as well. The comments that you see published are anonymous. Unless you directly email me, rather than click on comments, I have no idea who you are, and unless you want me to post any identifying data, neither will anyone else.
I have used several direct emails from sources, just placing them in a post or an anonymous comment myself. If you've received a reply, you know that the name that it is under is Frank Pasquale. That is not my name, and if you feel the need for an additional level of security, Yahoo mail and Hotmail both have the same option open to you.
Some of my sources I use to fact check. Some I just give a 'pre-release'. And some have given me some insights that I would not have normally had. It is enlightening, to say the least.
The warning about the PRMC computers is this: MIS has/will be installing 'spyware' to determine what sites are being logged to. I don't know if they installed a keystroke recorder.
What that means is since the logins are 'open', no one can tell WHO is actually using the computer, unless you are unlucky enough to be in front of a security camera at the time. If you are just looking at the site, it will register that the computer logged to it. If you comment, it may record the post.
Since a limited number of people have access to the computer, they can narrow it down to a few. If you are in a group that have to record timed activities, it can be narrowed further by excluding the ones that are doing other things.
The safest way is just to use your own computer, or a library's, or a friend's.
Note: See the comment from the former director of MIS