Wednesday, May 8, 2019

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND SECURITY ...(.ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 4/22/13)

We have not written a blog in a while.  There are so many people writing so many things with so many points of view, we weren't sure we had anything to add to the dialogue.

During World War II, one man was a brilliant master of propaganda and mind control.  Imagine what that person could do today with the Internet and social media techniques.

Unfortunately, we face very cunning enemies, both domestic and international.  They have figured out how to use a large element our of population to allow them to attack many of our democratic principles.

Profiling is not allowed, if you are looking for a particular type of person you are hard pressed to disclose it.  We are surprised by the repetitive nature of serious crimes, yet loath to enhance break throughs in our protection systems.

The best and most important example is our schools.  Although there are guards at airports, post offices, hotels, malls, street corners, apartment buildings, stadiums, concert arenas, etc. there are intelligent people who do not want to accept the necessity for much greater protection of our kids in schools.

It's almost as if we unconsciously accept the concept that "they were expendable" because we would rather not face the reality of the current world situation.  We would rather close our eyes and accept the easy way out, that blindly believes that there won't be another and another and another occurrence of tragedy.

We may not like it because its against everything we stand for, but the hostility of what we face should be apparent to all.  The Boston Marathon terrorists could have just as easily planted a nuclear type device.

If the Boston tragedy isn't enough to prove this point true, how much more will it take to convince you what we are really up against.


Monday, April 29, 2019

TRUMP IS NOT THE ONLY NAME CALLER - ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 6/5/12

My Mother tried to teach me that calling people names was a highly ineffective way to live life. But sometimes when I see the liberal left (for lack of a stronger description) talking about the RICH people, I cringe in disgust.

Barbara Streisand is rich - could you be Barbara Streisand? Lebron James is rich - could you be Lebron James? Bill Gates created the operating system for most computers - could you be him? President Obama is rich - could you be the President?. Bruce Springsteen is rich - can you sing like him? Frank Sinatra was rich and Warren Buffet employs 300,000 people - do you? The absurdity of using the word RICH instead of attaching it to the people that are rich and evaluating their contributions to our lives, would expose the destructive liberal propaganda.

Wall Street people are mostly not rich. Employees in banks are generally not rich and most stock brokers are not rich. The hard working back office people in the finance industry are not rich.

Get with it America - don't let the democratic politicians and liberal media get away with keeping you ignorant and getting your vote based on bigotry, prejudice and single issues.

P.S. If Romney ends up with absurd ultra right wing views after he is nominated he'll be just as bad.

Monday, April 15, 2019

health care

THE invisible hand.The majority of health clear money  is spent on those closest to dying.Everytime you make a purchase you are paying for someone elses health care.labor is by far the largest health care cost.IT wont go down.BUY a box of  cherrios your paying health care to the company for its   health care costs.THE  company raises the cost of its cherrios ,at least equal to its healthcare cost per box.HEALTH CARE IS AIR YOU CANT DO WITHOUT IT.BUT AT 90?

Sunday, April 14, 2019

MEDICAL COSTS - THERE IS NO "AFFORDABLE" CARE AND NEVER WILL BE(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 3/27/17)

The chess battle over health care will cost you a lot of money.  It doesn't matter what your ideology is it will cost you a lot of money, each and everyone of you.

Simply put, this is the story.  Approximately 65% of medical dollars spent go to labor, directly or indirectly.  That's the millions of people who provide the health care system, whether they work for a hospital or a biotech company.  Labor is 65% of every dollar received by the medical profession.

The revenues for the medical industry (in entirety) can either be paid for by the government (TAXES) or by individuals (PREMIUMS).

When you pay the taxes to the government for the medical industry they are either called Medicare, Medicaid or something similar.  When you pay the premiums to your insurance company they are paid for by your personal income.  So you either pay taxes or premiums, both are used to pay the workers in the medical profession 65% of those two numbers.

No politician is willing to tell the people who don't work in the medical profession that medical expenses are destined to rise PERMANENTLY.  The cost of labor is not going down so we will have a continuing rise of medical care costs.  There is no competition.  There is basically a single payer system and that's just the way it is.  So forget the politics.  It's bogus.  

Sunday, April 7, 2019

THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD THINGS GOING ON...(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 6/8/12)

Watch the news, pick up a magazine especially newspapers, watch the TV and immerse yourself in the "everythings wrong" philosophy.

The democratic process, with its unbelievable capacity for openness and sharing of thoughts, seems to thrive on conflict. This conflict results in a vibrant Nation that lurches forward with small and gigantic steps.

All around us the pundits of doom sell negativism.

The reality is anything but. The enormous strides made by democracy and capitalism in the last few decades are incomprehensible. Almost every country has seen the standard of living of its people rise. There is no longer a significant chance of slipping back into extreme socialism and communism. All about us the engine of American and World creativity is blossoming into a whole new era that is only at its beginning.

Cars are changing, jet planes are making huge strides, biotechnology is still alive and well. The immensity of the Internet and all the companies that are continually being spawned is almost too much to grasp. Old industrial America is stabilizing. Revolution in America is not realistic for many years, if ever.

Markets get ahead of themselves, competition for profits is intense and there is a continuum of winners and losers in most spheres of life. The government in all its confusion functions. There is an awareness that so many major components of our democracy need revitalization. So all is not lost.

The market doubled too quickly from its lows. No one I know bet the house on 1 1/2% 10 year government bonds. Most observers are focused on everything but the real picture.

The real picture is our ingenuity. The fact is that most people go to work everyday and most enjoy their jobs.

The deficits will not sink the ship (although they should be brought down). Europe will not sink. Greece will still be there and so will Spain. And Russia, with all its recalcitrance will not do anything stupid. So seek your opportunity, use common sense, pay attention to what you are doing and praise the fact that everyday there is opportunity.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

DEMOCRACY AT WORK

 Afederal judge has decided to question an approved merger between to Aetna and cvs. His case is the public interest. HUNDREDS of thousands of shareholders voted in favor of the merger.BUT judge leon thinks he may be smarter.  Many people are clambering for boeing to pay billions for the crash of there two new jets.it is absolutely certain that leon has no idea of whats in the public interest.  If he did he would only focus on labor cost .. All else is a diversion.    And as far as boeing is concerned it maybe the greatest asset we have. Please remember how many presidents and generals completely planned battles incorrectly. Tens of thousands of lives lost because of incompetent decision making.   Were any of them sued? ERRORS WILL ALWAYS  HAPPEN NO MATTER HOW MANY SAFEGUARDS  AND FIREWALLS WE ERECT.YOU CANT ELIMINATE ERRORS.HOWEVER IF THERE WAS FRAUD OR AN ILLEGAL RUSH TO COMPLETION THAT MAY BE CULPABLE. ERRORS ARE EVERYWHERE AND THEY ALWAYS WILLBE And on the subject of reparations for slavery decedents,,, how about reparations for the hundreds of thousands of killed and mangled northern soldiers  who fought to end slavery,  madness.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

cheating

During the civil war it was common for the rich to buy their way out of serving,PAY 600 dollars, to a sub and you were out. Cheating to get into college is wrong  but why not do the same as other rich people. Its the system . Pay or die it was your choice.
 

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