Sunday, August 30, 2009
While you are at it, check out this article in the New York Times titled Why We Must Ration Healthcare by Peter Singer, professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. Looks like Ted Kennedy would not have fared well with this fellow either.
So , all you old people, don't complain if you get less care, you apparently got yours when you were 25.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
"For only the second time in 30 years, the tax board is lowering the point where each tax bracket begins, bumping many people into a higher category. At the same time, officials are cutting back some deductions. Everyone will pay more, even people whose bracket or income doesn't change."
"The extra sums will total as much as $140 per family, on top of the increases previously enacted."
You know what happens when my household income drops, as it will with a tax increase? I spend even less than before and so do a lot of other Californians. So how do you think that will affect California's struggling economy?
Income tax rate increased 0.25%
Dependent Credit slashed more than two-thirds
Vehicle License fee nearly doubled to 1.15% of cars value
Lowering tax brackets to bump more Californians into higher tax brackets....priceless.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
So I guess you could say that technically the president didn't lie, but he didn't exactly tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth either.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Genetically Modified Food is a real danger to our health if you don't already know this. Watch this great video titled The Future of Food to get you started then check out the summary of Jeffrey M. Smith's book Seeds of Destruction for more information. You owe it to yourself and your family.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Before I even got a look at this bastardized video that MSNBC calls news, I saw plenty of pictures, full pictures showing a well-dress black man in shirt sleeves with an AK-15 slung over his shoulder . But look at their video, how they have zoomed in to just show the gun, then in another scene shots of white people. Contessa Brewer says how she is concerned about "racial overtones" in the fact that "here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs." Totally leaving out the fact that the man with the guns shown in THEIR video was BLACK! She should have said she was concerned to have a "man of color" in the presidency and a "man of color" showing up with a gun slung over his shoulder and one on his waist. Read this unbelievable post from page nine blogger Alan Korwin, The Uninvited Ombudsman, titled Special Report: Black Man with Gun Harms No One. The dirty truth comes out when he says "I mentioned to the local NBC-TV affiliate that the media seemed to be avoiding the fact that Chris, the well-known local libertarian with the rifle (and a sidearm), was black. “Well, we’re not supposed to mention race if it’s not a key part of the story.” My eyebrows shot up. “You have a black man with a gun! At a rally for the black president! That’s not relevant?” So she sheepishly admitted, with a chuckle, “Well, that would take away the whole redneck right-wing extremist thing.” This is known in “news” circles as objective reporting. There you have it folks. Inexcusable, untruthful, inflammatory broadcasting. Yellow journalism at it’s best. Thanks MSNBC.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
He states it is easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. And most people are reluctant to object to anything that suggests medical care for those who can't afford it. (Lest we be called Nazis!)
The healthcare bill we are arguing about now could be considered the "foot in the door" and allow the programs described to be expanded at a later date. I believe that is where the end of life counseling described on page 425 of the healthcare bill could be "expanded" into end of life assistance. That part was recently removed because of all of the hoopla regarding it. But why remove it if it wasn't true?
Monday, August 17, 2009
An interesting report written by June E. O’Neill and Dave M. O’Neill, Baruch College, City University of New York came out in June 2009 that describes who these 47 million uninsured are.
On page 36, one statistic jumped out at me. Out of the involuntarily uninsured, 33.3% of them are high school dropouts, yet only 7% of the privately insured are high school dropouts. Sounds like a good reason to stay in school, kids.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Perhaps if the American people felt they were being listened to, unlike at this townhall meeting with Rep. Sheila Jackson who took a PHONE CALL while a woman told her story about her cancer treatment, we could have "calm debate" about the healthcare bill.
Perhaps if the American people didn't feel they were being lied to by an Obama delagate posing as a doctor in the audience like at this townhall meeting, we could have "calm debate" about the healthcare bill.
Americans are having townhall meetings like this because "calm debate" has gotten us nothing but a trillion dollar deficit, an un-stimulating stimulus, and a 1000+ page unread healthcare bill.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Just an oversight perhaps? Hmmm. This is a perfect example of how government works...crappy. If they can't manage to make sure a program that they assign gets funded, I really don't think they have any business attempting to run a healthcare program for the country.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
House Democrats' Health Plan Contains Words of Coercion -- not Choice -- Text Analysis Shows
(Alexandria, Va.) -- House Democrats use words such as "choice" in stump speeches on behalf of their recently introduced health care legislation, but according to an analysis by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF), the actual text of the bill tells a different story. NTUF determined that the words "choice," "options," and "freedom" appear just 85 times in the mammoth 1,018-page legislation, while three restrictive words -- "require," "limit," and "must" (and variations) -- were nine times more prevalent.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Here's a novel idea, why not write a bill in plain language that is clear to everyone instead of some gobbledy-gook that requires a translation? Then we wouldn't have to depend on someone elses spin in an email sent to us. Seems to me it is just a great distraction to write this "gazillion-page health care reform entirely unread by the House of Representatives or the Senate" that causes people to get apoplectic about it. That way we can concentrate on fighting amongst ourselves regarding what the Healthcare bill really says instead of watching the economy is go down the tube or be concerned that the Federal Reserve is printing money by the barrel full.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Glenn Beck graphs out how much money is being printed, put in circulation and devaluing our money. Eye opening. Then watch the video I have listed over on the left regarding the Federal Reserve not being Federal or being a Reserve. It is no wonder we are in the situation we are in and it started way before Obama. Nixon took us off the gold standard and all the presidents since then have continued the scheme.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
"According to KTLA News, Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction politically mean-spirited and dangerous."
Guess which one of these depictions he is talking about?
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is just the first of the many wailing cries to come from a group that thinks ridiculing George Bush by depicting him as a dunce is just peachy keen, but put a jokers smile on Barack Obama, well, now you've gone too far!
Look, neither one of these men, nor any other Democrat or Republican was the right choice for our Presidency.
Unfortunately, I did not "get" Ron Paul at first. What a waste that I didn't cast my vote for him. I came late to the party and didn't understand that Bush was not his own man but beholden to the bankers who, thanks to the Federal Reserve, are able to run this country into the ground for their own purposes. Now Obama has continued the trend.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
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Hmm, just to make sure it wasn't somebody's idea of a joke, I searched Monster.com myself.
"As an Internment/Resettlement Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will ensure the smooth running of military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility, similar to those duties conducted by civilian Corrections Officers. This will require you to know proper procedures and military law; and have the ability to think quickly in high-stress situations. Specific duties may include assisting with supervision and management operations; providing facility security; providing custody, control, supervision, and escort; and counseling individual prisoners in rehabilitative programs."
Perhaps they would work here. So, what do you think? Is your first thought, "Well, it must be for the war effort, you know all those Taliban and Al Qaida prisoners."? But wait...there's more...let me call your attention to the phrase "similar to those duties conducted by civilian Corrections Officers." Ok, then you think "Well, it must be to help the Iraqi or Afghani citizens who need help resettling." Perhaps, or maybe it's for something that's coming up in our own country with our own citizens. Our citizen "radicals" who, God forbid, have a Christian view, oppose illegal immigration, abortion, federal taxes and dare exercise their Right to Free Speech by putting...I shudder to say it...Bumper Stickers on their vehicles to espouse their beliefs. You decide, but the quote from Pastor Martin Niemöller seems appropriate.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
She supported the NHS – then it let her down
By Nina Lakhani
Kathleen Shaw makes her usual meal of bread and cheese, feeling her way from the kitchen into the lounge where she will force herself to eat a little. She used to enjoy cooking and loved to eat while sitting outside in her garden. But she's now a prisoner in her...
Lucentis: An NHS dilemma
What the controversy over the sight-saving drug Lucentis tells us about the NHS and drugs industry.
The Concept of a Federal Health Board: Learning from Britain's Experience
Is there any wonder that folks don't feel the government is exactly straight forward with the facts?