Showing posts with label bipartisan support. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bipartisan support. Show all posts

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Would Healthcare Going Down Like Alcohol Prohibition Demonstrate As Much Guts?

Because in Prohibition an unrealistic intolerant enforcement was successfully rebelled against, leaving us serving virtual penance by continuing to punish ourselves for self-righteous immoralities. And yeah, what about subsidizing our opportunity deprived is in the way of whose success, really?  
Rein In Costs?

Because "not working and can't be fixed" is usually enough assessment to walk away from, say, a cracked engine or something else beyond repair. But what about what must be fixed? Because doctors were already reduced to financial wastes of their time we pay for in actual lost productivity. Beyond the numbers that can be represented every-which-away on the page or screen. Who gets the sense there's something not quite professional happening and Dr. Marcus Welby, M.D. should start making neighborhood house calls again? Maybe install one of those obnoxiously redundant ice cream truck soundtracks if The Great Medical Debate ever begins? 

For a second forget character and that firmly planted notion the opportunity challenged are pure lazy which probably requires a lot more concentration than we understand because the human spirit still must be entertained which, as the saying goes, ironically enough, offends those luckily tied to the Rat Race. The re-written circumstances of the full American Dream? Yes, but because government shouldn't arrange people's lives, documenting our every breath is very intimidating when we should all be paying each other for our services? Exactly.  

In fact I side entirely with the hopeful conservative view that if properly operating the free market would solve everyone having insurance. And should have done so if that was the intention. But no. Gaps in the economy are for manipulation as the only heartless thing to do? 
If people weren't thrown in jail for driving without insurance do you think they would? Probably wouldn't except for those with enough money to afford to not be bothered by further inconvenience. No. Giving everyone a good lecture for driving without automobile insurance would be a mess. Kind of like an incomplete health system, huh? So now instead of fixing the disproportional pricing of medical care, we're going to require everyone be proper customers while people will probably go on not really knowing who their doctor is or will be. Still, like a chess game's moves back and forth between the serviced and served? Unlike the relationship many have with their hairdresser/barber. Folks, even doctors could admit patients' relationships shouldn't just be with their diplomas.

Because the economy isn't working exactly quite properly right, objections to socialism aren't credible? Moot? Flexible therefore expandable?

Once upon a time in an Address Before a Joint Session of Congress on Administration Goals, February 17, 1993, a president of the United States pledged, "We will reward the work of millions of working poor," and in the same speech applied the Democratic Party seal to Welfare Reform putting the freeloaders to work - poor. But maybe if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is properly worked as capitalism it could be all the socialism the world ever needs? Besides Fire and Policeetc.
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Citing Efforts to Prevent Attack on Syria, Group Nominates Putin for Peace Prize 

The New York Times by David M. Herszenhorn, Oct. 1, 2013

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The Comical Conservative picture prompted Facebook comments setting the bar and tone for my, my my my, spec-u-lation.

Woman 1 wrote: Just curious, will you be keeping the insurance you already have or forced to have to take something inferior to what you now have? 
Woman 2 There will be no change in our insurance ... will all come out at once if and when he gets to go back to work. 
Woman 3 the president has to be the leader in believing it's good enough for his family, if it's not why is he pushing it on to us how could we benefit from this 
Woman 3 we should all get health insurance for free as senior citizens 
Woman 1 If you already have insurance, chances are you don't have to change anything either. My husband and I don't have to change ours. If you don't have any insurance because it's been too expensive in the past, I'd think anyone should be happy to be able to have some kind of health insurance that's affordable versus nothing.
Woman 2 As of right now my insurance remains available to me ... It doesn't pay regular yearly visits and deductible is 10,000.00... It's basically catastrophic insurance... I couldn't afford the 462.00 premium so I had to tweak it... Now I pay 272.00 a month and pay out of pocket for my visits... until I see what is in Obamacare I'll hang on to my insurance unless I hear otherwise. Once Obamacare is actually unveiled entirely, only then will we see how good or bad it really is... Saw an article this morning that one of their deciding factors for eligibility is your credit report. Not gonna be good for some people.
Charles M. Fraser If band aids cost the cents they are and patients compensated as research subjects that all Medicine is, then cost would be realistic. If universal healthcare goes down like Prohibition ya think it demonstrates Americans have as much guts? Thanks, having guts probably just stuck me with turning that sentence into an essay. I'm all for finding an economic balance in medicine but it still sounds like throwing a lot of money at the caretakers of the problem rather than fixing it. And you'd think a Congress that shut down the government while paying themselves would be the laughing stock of history, or at least spinning somewhere in the barrel? Dustbin?
The Soapbox View Satirical Twist pursuing the Twin Legacies
Andy Rooney and I.F. Stone?
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Peace on Earth and Goodwill To Every Good Woman and Man?

I should be scathed for comparing drone strikes to abortion? If I just figured out how to comfortably phrase "necessary evil" then obviously there'd be no excuse I'm welcome to, and I'd be better off unwelcome where I come from? Yet there's a comparison that both are better if unnecessary? 

Escalation in warfare technology has progressed for centuries, taking up whole chapters in encyclopedias and their own books. The art of war. Aren't we lucky? 

We eliminated world destruction daring others not to use the big bomb. Now instead of the collateral damaging of innocents in the upper thousands to take out major installations, war is pinpoint accuracy  reducing innocent victims to the size of mere wedding parties to take out the mob. We've all heard about this even though it's not entertaining news?

I know. Its easy to be of the opinion that no one should die, and easy to understand the fulfillment of necessary jobs. Bull____. The job is turning enemies around. About everyone seeing the light. That's what the Generals report. The solution is impressing upon the hearts and minds of the local populations, what the reality of living in peace is all about. Rhetoric? Or the science-fiction of a super-power annihilating ants from the sky?  

Drones are sent not to send the young to die? Put the military in steel suits. Sending anyone away to die should be beneath the United States of America. Steel suits are probably uncomfortable, but what about anything less isn't fulfilling the promise I noticed from government officials that mothers' children are to be protected at all cost? 

Where is our conscience when it comes to the fact no one should die? Honor before Allah/God must be compartmentalized  for a cause? What? A big misunderstanding? Some insist they will always be an enemy? Bull____. Through the centuries, enlightened generations justified the sanctity of war. How comfortable is this one with the lie?

OK. I'm not saying be pansies and not stick up for yourselves. But a really civilized world shouldn't just be the elite dressed in penguin suits entertaining each other with the idea their camaraderie is bringing peace on earth to the little guys sacrificed to territorial vengeance with no place or purpose in a modern world. If the 2013 Boston Massacre can't symbolize the tragedy of being mixed-up, then by all means just submit to the state that wins? 
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Debate Aside, Number of Drone Strikes Drops Sharply 

The New York Times, May 22, 2013

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Politician Picked Off In Georgia?

As reported in The New York Times by , prosecutors nabbed one, Vano Merabishvili, right, for diverting funds to party-people, working for him, rather than keeping those funds available for someone else's taste. When politicians nail down graft they'll stop wasting our time popping each other off on the public dime. There's more to corruption than the roots of dishonesty.   

In 2009, the day before his election, Gov. Chris Christie 
of New Jersey, quite rightly, denied any political 
connection to his former federal prosecutors office's 
state wide arrest of opposing party public officials.
Popping off politicians for the various despicable financial scandals they embroil themselves in, is popular sport in the U S. Where fired for petty struggles for power is just part of the game too. It's just that everyone might be as corrupt as they can afford? 

But if gotten to, the real question is how corrupt is the Georgian system to have molded this politician into this corner where he will no doubt take a dive and innocents will go with him, who, at some point were roped in just for the holiness of capitalism? If it's just about money then obviously evolution is all about how it's dealt straight.

But this Georgian story has political punch. The politician on trial is a leader in the opposition. As if Vice-President Biden decided to go ahead and take down Representative Paul Ryan because he was such a chump for his figures not quite adding up. No, not exactly? Georgia is young enough where the skeletons are revealed from the dark and not shining brilliantly by the light of day?  
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Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw drones?
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Friday, April 12, 2013

What Appears to be Politics is, after all, Just The Politics Of Appearance?


British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 1979-1990rode a logical political wave that changed the confiscatory capitalization of socialism that gripped Great Britain. Doesn't take a fool to see The Beatles paying taxes somewhere else is a problem.

Her death drew depictions of her as an innovative personality from the major news sourcesand she was most certainly a major figure-head. But its sound to question mass-marketed points-of-view.
Where the convenient message shields the abstractions from scrutiny. 

Or Change Masks?
No duh, taking from the rich to give to the poor was fictional fantasy. Too bad financial circulation, Ms. Thatcher helped release, is tied-up in astronomical operating costs that preclude a more complete circulation British Socialists might have had in mind. In our age it's hard imagining a better world is where the state is ingrained in your life. But its worth remembering something had to be done and social advancement spurred capitalism on. 
Times change but not how cultural memory is manipulated. 

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Is it possible Kim Jong-un doesn't understand the 


The syncopated chant of democracy, set on continual chime, may be why North Korea is confused anyone should even care to attack them. Certainly, except for swagger, on the surface, Kim Jong-un isn't a mad idiot and held hostage to their elite cluelessness how to honorably prosper outside state capitalism. 
The Daily Squib
The Google guy and Dennis Rodman were floated as olive branches and somehow, some way, the North Korean Military Industrial Complex has to understand what they've seen. Or after grand-dad's birthday celebration still won't really be time to let the Bamboo Curtain rise? 
A while back, you know, last Spring/Summer when Kim Jung-un just came into his own, some hope was put into this idea that he was exclusively schooled in Switzerland. Apparently elitism isn't the problem? 

Maggie, as I had never referred to her, in part staked her flag-waving credentials on refusing to let a military regime take the Malvinas Islands. So maybe what Kim has learned is the importance of militarized nationalism conveys token justification for treating public diplomacy as if it were the chest-thumping of professional wrestling.  

WRESTLING TRAINING

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Last Sunday's Meet The Press featured MSNBC's Jim Cramer, of Mad Moneysmiling the advice 60,000 pipeline jobs for $60,000 a year would heal big business' momentum so America's smaller fry might thereby get better slices of the pie. Courageous call, huh? Mr. Cramer said depend on big business. When after over forty years of solar panels and the investment community complaint is there's not enough money in it, we're either corrupt or lacking financial imagination and most probably both. Money shouldn't disappear so buying Arab oil shouldn't matter. But since, of course, money rules its best we muck up the country-side for financial leverage when we're really supposed to already be too smart for this world's current levels of pollution. No?
They accomplished more than just a contribution to the expansion of the Charitable Industrial Complex? 
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360° Google Map viewed the home I was raised in. The tip of the desegregation monument is lower left. I recognize all the trees. Even those, still sorely missed, that once lined the avenue, like a canopy, until destroyed for the widened highway in the mid-1960s. I am ever so grateful to see these trees preserved.
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Monday, April 1, 2013

What's To Be Done With Your Legacy?


President Putin?


Legacy?

Its possible, of course, to leave many legacies. 


Major and minor. The dictator, right, allegedly industrialized the Soviet Union overnight and inspired the belief of many in the collectivization of humanity. All while betraying individuals on a grand scale, yet Joseph Stalin died a hero. But, from the vantage of Spring 2013, Russians are more prosperous now and many can appreciate the current regime beats pure, poisoned, state capitalism all to hell.

If the citizenry weren't secondary to the discretion of petty officialdom? If Russians were particularly happy the good old days have commercially returned? President Putin, yes, we all know it's tough running a country and, boo-hoo-hoo, Westerners have no clue to the Russian mind, etc.

But that's the point, that it is hard. Look at the legal labyrinth the United States became to protect us from ourselves? Maybe there's no other way than protection by and from ruthless hard-asses, huh? 

And maybe no one's particularly noticed the public nod and shy smile were already memorably done by the great one? No big deal though. Its also tough being original on permanent display. 

Anyway, kids today don't care what Comrade Stalin's smug demeanor was before cameras. Though they'd probably get a kick out of hearing the Man of Steel's drinking buddies lived in perpetual fear of delivering bad news to him. Impatience similar to government reaction to the public's burgeoning expression of dissent that's been essentially squashed. 

But is this what you want, Mr. President? A public that, as in North Korea's case, voices disapproval of imperialistic America only when prodded and not otherwise on their own. But there's something to get a handle on. American imperialism. Except Kim isn't publicly getting it. Sure capitalist exploitation sucks. But corporations don't have all the money and entrepreneurialism has gotten us farther than the fight over economics. Poor guy is in a corner like every other schmuck reassuring dangerous people they still have a job.    

No doubt President Putin, you'll be seen in the future as one of your country's transitions from an authoritarian past. Not just a caretaker for countless harbored interests that must be coordinated to keep the nation-state up and running. Somehow, in the repeated denials, hints of accommodated corruption will wash away and you can afford to be generous. Or is it still too large a step to pay police enough to survive without living on the free-market dole, Mr. President?


Power is ...





Anna Politkovskaya




Power does ...





Power was never one of the world's more wholesome pursuits. Its truly the most dangerous and essential necessity to handle with care. Pure dyn-o-mite. So what is right is constantly compromised by where the most profit lies? Mr. President, isn't it time ruthlessness is less important than Russia? 
Whose Check, Mr. President?














Is the characterization, pictured right, how you see it too, Mr. President? Является определение, на фото справа, каким вы его видите, господин президент?  (Mikhail S. Gorbachev)
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