RANT: Obama care is a nightmare

Thursday, August 13, 2009

http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2009/08/12/town_halls/

Obama’s healthcare horror
Heads should roll — beginning with Nancy Pelosi’s!
By Camille Paglia

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I just don’t get it. Why the insane rush to pass a bill, any bill, in three weeks? And why such an abject failure by the Obama administration to present the issues to the public in a rational, detailed, informational way? The U.S. is gigantic; many of our states are bigger than whole European nations. The bureaucracy required to institute and manage a nationalized health system here would be Byzantine beyond belief and would vampirically absorb whatever savings Obama thinks could be made. And the transition period would be a nightmare of red tape and mammoth screw-ups, which we can ill afford with a faltering economy.

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Seems like Paglia gets it. I’m no fan of today’s liberals. But, being a classical liberal myself, I can understand the appeal of helping people. In the case of this nonsense in DC, we’ll be “helping” people into a mess. An inextricable mess.

For my own part, I’d suggest that we have one small change each year until we solve the problem. There is a problem here somewhere. Isn’t there?

I’m not so sure we have even defined the problem that Obama-care is supposed to solve?

How about if we make health insurance deductible to individuals? Then we would have EXACT numbers on % insured. (No one misses a tax DEDUCTION!)

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MONEY: Coins may be an inflation hedge?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

http://www.survivalblog.com/nickels.html

Mass Inflation Ahead — Save Your Nickels!
By James Wesley, Rawles — Editor of http://www.SurvivalBlog.com
Updated, April, 2009

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In five years, the circulating nickel as we now know it, will be history, and it will be treated with nearly the same reverence that we now give to pre-’65 silver coinage.

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Wonder if I buy some bags of coins from TD. They have the free coin sorter. Hmm.

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NOTRECOMMENDED: UpMo doesn’t know how to talk to or treat people imho

Thursday, August 13, 2009

From: “UpMo” <noreply@upmo.com>
Date: August 13, 2009 1:12:13 AM EDT
To: fjohn
Subject: Changes to your UpMo Beta Account & Special Offer
Reply-To: “noreply@upmo.com” <noreply@upmo.com>

Dear fjohn reinke,

Thank you for participating in UpMo’s Beta community. We would like to notify you of important changes to your UpMo account effective today:

UpMo is no longer in Beta and is now a paid membership-based service with new capabilities and enhancements.

As an UpMo Beta user, you are entitled to a free, no-commitment 30-day trial membership. When you log in to UpMo, here’s what you can expect:

» You will be offered an exclusive free 30-day trial and asked to input payment information.

» If you’re not interested in continuing with UpMo, simply cancel your membership at any time during your free 30-day trial and you will not be charged.

Need more information or have additional questions about your UpMo account? Visit our FAQ, Terms of Use, or contact us at care@upmo.com. We’ll respond within 48 hours.

To learn more about the Intelligent Job Hunt™ and other new UpMo features, visit UpMo.com.

To your continued success,

Team UpMo

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Yeah, and I feel real special. You used me as an unpaid testing staff, and now I can pay you. I don’t think so. I’m not interested and why do I have to do anything?

<Just Shaking My Head>

How to win friends and influence people?

“effective today”

Adding this to my not recommended!

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