RANT: Government policies have crippled American health care

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

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Health Care: No Monopoly – No Fascism

“Government cripples you, then hands you a crutch and says, ‘See, if it wasn’t for us, you couldn’t walk.’” — Harry Browne

The above quote hits the nail on the head — especially with regard to health care. Government policies have crippled American health care. This crippling has then been used as a justification for creating government crutches. And these crutches have caused our health care system to atrophy still further. The trend is not good.

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I strongly oppose any additional funding for personal health care expenses at the federal level.

My personal comment to you:

As a matter of fact, I want you to begin the process of unwinding the Federal Government’s intrusion into the heathcare and drug marketplace. You can start by:

(1) changing the non-deductibility of health care premiums for ALL taxpayers (this would end the ww2 wage and price controls tax preference for employer sponsored benefits which are tied to a job).

(2) free the drug manufacturers from the FDA regulatory processes (Compensate by CLOSING the federal courts to damage claims for adverse results when a drug is used without an FDA seal of approval. Thus making the FDA more like Underwriters Laboratory).

AND

(3) End the phony “War on Drugs” and return drug regulation to the various States and the free market.

ASAP!

signed,
Ferdinand Reinke

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What a mess! And, the gooferment’s gonna save us from … … the mess they made?

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GUNS: Armed for first day of school

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1948234.ece

Armed for first day of school

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Hundreds of thousands of students had their first day of school on Monday. Some of them had to learn to carry guns and be prepared to shoot — polar bears.

Students on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard aren’t allowed to leave their village without a shotgun and ammunition. That’s because hungry polar bears can be behind every swing on the island.

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Now that’s common sense. Don’t we here have two legged varmints that need a suitable discouragement device?

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TECH HARDWARE: Vista and Tripplite “perfect together”?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

http://www.tripplite.com/vista

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Any Windows Vista user connecting their computer to any of the following UPS systems MUST download this patch BEFORE they connect their Tripp Lite UPS System to the computer.

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Anyone not just slightly concerned that Vista needs special help connecting a UPS?

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TECHNOLOGY: made it into Risks

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/24.80.html#subj14

I made it into Risks again. (Boy is PGN getting easy in his old age!)

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TECH SERVICE: GRANDCENTRAL aka GOOGLE screws its users! Hence NOT RECOMMENDED

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/146118898/

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Troy Schneider received such a notice, advising him that in 8 days his Grand Central number would be canceled and that he would be required to immediately start using a new number allocated to him. Judi Sohn received the same message: with no prior warning she had 8 days left on her existing phone number then it would cease to operate. Sohn was fortunate to some extent: Google has offered to pay for the reprinting of her business cards, but that would appear to be a one off, and a token gesture at that.

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Glad I only dipped my toe in that pot!

Of course, a curse upon their house and never use it.

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RANT: REALID — what duty do we have to this fraud

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/08/us_government_t_2.html

Schneier on Security
A blog covering security and security technology.

August 20, 2007
U.S. Government Threatens Retaliation Against States who Reject REAL ID

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REAL ID is the U.S. government plan to impose uniform regulations on state driver’s licenses. It’s a national ID card, in all but cosmetic form.

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Not that New Jersey would grow a set and stand up to the Federal Gooferment like NH and others, but if they did then the poor taxpayer might show a “profit”. Last time I looked it was estimated that we get back a supposed 86 cents in “federal benefits” for every 136 cents we sent to the Rat Hole on the Potomac. So if we rejected Real Id, do we have to pay Federal Taxes? That begs the question if the definition of citizen is allegiance for protection AND if the Federal Courts have rule the gooferment has no specific duty to protect you (as if they could), THEN what duty do we have to this fraud? Now where is my torch and pitchfork? Time to ride the crooks out on a rail. BTW in case someone couldn’t guess I’m a Ron Paul contributor and will vote for him if I get a chance. Not that it will make much difference in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee!

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