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Rice, Beef, Egg, and Gravy
A Stick to your Ribs Meal
Low Fat, and
Hat Tip: Antagoniste
Rice, Beef, Egg, and Gravy
A Stick to your Ribs Meal
Low Fat, and
Why is the government issuing health care waivers? Wasn’t Obamacare the panacea of equal care for everyone? Wasn’t Obamacare the “Social Justice” for everyone’s well-being? So why is the government issuing waivers to exempt unions and businesses? Over 700 waivers.
Over two million people have been granted waivers and the numbers are growing. Here’s why.
The Affordable Care Act is designed to provide Americans with affordable, high-quality coverage options – while ensuring that those who like their current coverage can keep it. Unfortunately, today, limited benefit plans, or “mini-med” plans are often the only type of insurance offered to some workers. In 2014, the Affordable Care Act will end mini-med plans when Americans will have better access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance plans that cannot use high deductibles or annual limits to limit benefits. In the meantime, the law requires insurers to phase out the use of annual dollar limits on benefits. In 2011, most plans can impose an annual limit of no less than $750,000.
Wouldn’t a better solution to allow insurers to offer affordable plans across State lines? Allow for competition between companies that contracts indemnification to other companies. However, the option of a waiver only last for a year, and it leaves a question what will these companies do when that happens. Insurance rates are going up, by virtue of how the health care law is designed.
2014 is three years away, and the law requires insurance companies stop issuing, and eliminate, what is known as “mini-med” plans. Meanwhile, the affordability of insurance plans is getting less and less affordable to employers and employees. The real issue of affordability is not addressed in the health care law. Limiting, and even eliminating lawsuits, especially the frivolous ones. Lawsuits are a factor why rates are high. There are some many other reasons why the costs are high and not being addressed in the law.
The bottom line is that Obamacare is squeezing insurance companies, employers and employees into a government bureaucratic nightmare of health care regulations. There are no costs controls on affordability. There is no definition of what will, and what will not, be covered by a government insurance plan. Of course, the government plan will cover preexisting conditions as the official government website states. However, it is unclear on the limits, and types of care, being made available through a government plan. This is a government takeover of the Health Care Industry.
Make no doubt that is the purpose of HealthCare.Gov. You might want navigate through the government health care website like I did. Try different scenarios to see where the website leads you to. For example, I used a hypothetical New Jersey resident with a pre-existing condition (condition not disclosed), that was losing employers insurance, and needed affordable insurance. This is where I eventually landed.
In defining Creditable Coverage, pushes you back into Medicare and Medicaid, amongst other options before being eligible for this state run plan. With some doctors starting to drop Medicare and Medicaid patients, the question of doctor reimbursement rates come into question. Will doctors accept this insurance plan?
Just because you have insurance doesn’t mean you’ll get quality care. If good doctors refuse to accept Medicare patients, does that mean you’re left with bad doctors to care for you? Does this mean doctors like this guy?
What if you could not afford a $5,000 deductible? Even so, a maximum $5,000 out-of-pocket expense isn’t all that bad. The scope of coverage seems broad enough also. However, the monthly rates range as low as $225.00, and as high as $812.00, per age, deductible and plan type. That’s $2,700, and $9,744 yearly costs respectively.
I have a feeling we will be seeing more of these notes, on more and more, doctor offices. The plan in its current form will make healthcare too expensive for companies to carry. It will drive people to government run health care programs. Along with that come the myriad of government regulations, and the insurmountable cost, of getting adequate and timely care.
Hawai’i’s inept Governor Neil Abercrombie may have handed birthers, and for that matter, conservatives and libertarians, a reason to question the eligibility of anyone campaigning to be President of the United States.
After the balding hippy, Abercrombie, opened his mouth with the promise to shut up those birthers that claim Obama is not a citizen of the United States, Abercrombie claimed he would prove the birth certificate existed. But he couldn’t, because it doesn’t exist.
This has prompted several States to propose new eligibility laws to make the candidate for President of the United States prove they are citizen of the United States. Arizona, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, along with other States are seriously looking at eligibility requirements before they could be allowed on the State ballot. If passed, this could jeopardize any plans for Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.
Unless, of course, Obama could prove eligibility, which is proving doubtful at this time.
Within ten days after submittal of the names of the candidates, the national political party committee shall submit an affidavit of the presidential candidate in which the presidential candidate states the candidate’s citizenship and age and shall append to the affidavit documents that prove that the candidate is a natural born citizen, prove the candidate’s age and prove that the candidate meets the residency requirements for President of the United States as prescribed in article II, section 1, Constitution of the United States.
And if we truly care about our deficit, we simply cannot afford a permanent extension of the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans. Before we take money away from our schools, or scholarships away from our students, we should ask millionaires to give up their tax break.
It’s not a matter of punishing their success. It’s about promoting America’s success.
Tradition came to a halt in Hawai’i when both the House and Senate decided to ban prayer. Earning the dubious honor of becoming the first state in the nation to prohibit an invocation at the beginning of the days legislative session.
A day after opening the 2011 session with an invocation from entertainer Danny Kaleikini, the state Senate adopted rules to do away with the tradition of beginning its daily sessions with a word of prayer or other such appeals.
Why? It was an attack on Hawaiian Traditions by leftest who want to remove any sense of Judeo-Christian values out of government. Never mind that this country was founded on these values and has been a tradition that goes as far back to the First Congress.
With threats of a lawsuit by a vocal loud-mouth atheist, Mitch Kahle, the democrat controlled Hawaiian government cowered and voted to ban the traditional opening daily prayer that started the legislative session.
A Hawaii resident, Mitchell Kahle, had also criticized the invocations saying the Senate ought to avoid entanglements with religion. Kahle is founder of the group Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church which was created in 1997 to keep religion and government separate.
The Supreme Court found prayers by tax-supported legislative chaplains could be traced back to the First Continental Congress and to the First Congress that framed the Bill of Rights and that an invocation asking for Divine guidance wasn’t an establishment of religion.
Hawai’i democrats have decided that capitulating to an obvious vocal minority is better than standing ground on tradition. What’s next democrats, banning Hula? With the support of the American [Criminal] Civil Liberties Union, a group of lawless lawyers determined to destroy the United States, the democrats abandoned tradition. What of the hypocrisy by democrats:
From Hawai’i Free Press:
Hawaii has no Christianity Day, no Judaism Day, and no Buddhism Day–but Hawaii’s Democrat Legislators—with the loud public support of Ron Paul connected Rep Kym Pine (R-Ewa)—passed a resolution to create Islam Day.
By a 22-3 vote the Hawaii Senate May 7 approved House Concurrent Resolution 100 which designates September 24, 2009 as Islam Day. The State House had quietly approved the measure without dissent March 17.
Where was the democrats fear of the ACLU for this event? No where to be found.
That followed the arrest last April of a protester who disrupted a Senate invocation. Mitch Kahle, president of Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of Church and State, was acquitted of disorderly conduct in November and is now suing the Senate and state sheriffs, alleging he was assaulted and improperly detained.
Are we as a nation going to bow to the ranting and ravings of some lunatic with a fax machine set on speed dial to the ACLU? Obviously, the Hawai’i democrats will, but secretly the democrats want to remove all traditional values from this country, this state, and this culture.
This is a continuous effort by democrats to fundamentally transform and destroy America.
This is going to be a real feat of accomplishment if the WON can make this happen.
President Barack Obama will call for new government spending on infrastructure, education and research in his State of the Union address Tuesday, sharpening his response to Republicans in Congress who are demanding deep budget cuts, people familiar with the speech said.
The problem is, where’s he going to get the energy to accomplish these lofty goals? We cannot drill for oil, we cannot create new refineries, we cannot build nuclear power plants, and we don’t have any alternative forms of energy to tap into. So, where’s the energy going to come from to power these competing technologies?
It seems like this has all been done before. Only now, the players have changed. In a not so stunning decision, Obama has chosen General (Government) Electrics CEO Jeff Immelt as his lead for the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
In short, GM is using government money to pay back government money to get more government money. And at a 2 percent lower interest rate at that. This is a nifty scheme to refinance GM’s government debt—not pay it back!
Daddy Deep Pockets Obama is using more of your tax money to pay off his friends at our expense.
It’s all we’re going to be able to afford
Well isn’t this a new development in Abercrombie’s search for Obama’s Birth Certificate. He can’t find it. Now, is this just convenient? With all that noise Abercrombie made about making Obama’s birth certificate public, all of a sudden, he can’t find it. Ask Linda Lingle where she last put it.
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested in an interview published today that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.
Abercrombie told the Honolulu Star Advertiser he was searching within the Hawaii Department of Health to find definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii, because the continuing eligibility controversy could hurt the president’s chances of re-election in 2012.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who took office in December, told Honolulu’s Star-Advertiser on Tuesday that “our investigation” indicates there is a recording of his birth.
This ought to be interesting. OK, Neil, Let’s See It!
Getting Better Day By Day!
But it became apparent that what had been discovered was an unspecified listing or notation of Obama’s birth that someone had made in the state archives and not a birth certificate.
Final Update 1/22/2011
Well, well, well, if this isn’t a big surprise. Now, from here on out, Neil Abercrombie will be known as Krusty The Clown.
A privacy law that shields birth certificates has prompted Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie to abandon efforts to dispel claims that President Barack Obama was born outside Hawaii, his office says.
Well here we go again. Somebody gets a new computer for Christmas and designs a Global Warming Climate Change Model that predicatively predicts the end of the world. Again!
Even if humans stop producing excess carbon dioxide in 2100, the lingering effects of global warming could span the next millennia. The results? By the year 3000, global warming would be more than a hot topic – the West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse, and global sea levels would rise by about 13 feet (4 meters), according to a new study.
Using a computer model, researchers looked at two scenarios – an end to humans’ industrial carbon dioxide emissions by 2010 and by 2100 – stretched out to the year 3000.
Let’s review modeling, other than Miss America; modeling can be manipulated to deliver whatever results you desire. There’s no model that could possibly mesh in the constant variables of how the climate works. There is only historical evidence of past climate events, and theories that attempt to explain them. For one thing, the human lifespan doesn’t live long enough to develop tree rings in the bone marrow to tell of past climate events. So predictions take assumptions, and assumptions are without facts.
However, this lunacy always attempts to offer solutions to what they don’t understand, nor control.
That’s right, insects, it’s the other… meat. The suggestion that eating insects will help curb climate change and lower carbon dioxide is laughable indeed. Yet, here’s some braincell from the Netherlands telling us that insects are a viable alternative to eating meat. Sure, insects are protein and in some cultures insects are actually consumed as nourishment, but really, how do you like your cockroaches? With Barbecue sauce or dipped in chocolate?
Researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands say that insects produce far less greenhouse gases than cattle and pigs do, and would thus be a viable alternative to eating meat.
As usual, here’s the premise that humans and its animal inhabitants are somehow destroying the planet. Yawn! Are any of you getting tired of hearing this nonsense from so called, researchers? It was the warmest year on record; it was the coldest winter on record, yadda, yadda, yadda…
Hey, did you hear that climate change was responsible for the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Yes indeed, all those SUV’s the Romans were driving around caused the collapse of their empire. Or maybe it was bovine flatulence.
Climate change seems a factor in the rise and fall of the Roman empire, according to a study of ancient tree growth that urges greater awareness of the risks of global warming in the 21st century.
The study said: “Wet and warm summers occurred during periods of Roman and medieval prosperity. Increased climate variability from AD 250-600 coincided with the demise of the western Roman empire and the turmoil of the migration period.”
I wonder what the price of gas was back then to power those chariots? At least we know they didn’t have computers back then to simulate and predict changes in the climate. I guess they were too busy fighting off the Barbarians. Then again, they may have had an Al Gore equivalent warning about the impending environmental disasters. His name was probably Aesop, and he probably told a few Fables in his time.
We still don’t understand how the atmosphere circulation works so it is incredible that the computer modelers imagined it could be simulated. I wrote previously about the lack of surface weather data and how it is worse above the surface. I also quoted Denis Rancourt’s comment that, “Although these models are among the most elaborate predictive models of complex non-linear phenomena, they are nonetheless sweeping oversimplifications of the global climate system and its mechanistic intricacies.”
The next time they tell you computer models forecast dire predictions of pending climate disasters, think about the last Hollywood disaster flick where they used a Crystal Ball to predict the end of the world.
Obama, the Communist Sympathizer, has relaxed restrictions on sending aid and money to one of the worst murderous dictatorships in the world. Travel to the tyrannical nation by United States Citizens will also be allowed under the guise of cultural, religious and educational premise.
“We see these changes, in combination with the continuation of the embargo, as a way to enhance civil society in Cuba,” said the administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, adding that increased contact between Cubans and Americans could “support the independence of the Cuban people, making them less dependent on the Cuban state and on Cuban authorities.”
But you knew that already didn’t you? After all, during the 2008 campaign, several Obama offices were decorated with Che flags. You knew what “Hope and Change” was, didn’t you? This is what you expected, right? Obama was gonna pay for your home, your gas, your health care. You’ll never want in your life, ever again! Obama has brought you the Utopian Joys of Socialism!
Under the heading “Barack Guevara,” Investor’s Business Daily raised some of the more pointed questions, to which the campaign responded only with a statement: “The office featured in this video is funded by volunteers of the Barack Obama Campaign and is not an official headquarters for his campaign.”
“How is it a front-runner for the highest office in the land can reject an American flag on his lapel but permit the display of a huge Cuban flag at one of his offices, emblazoned with a mass murderer’s mug?” the publication asked.
“Barack Obama, displaying the same ‘anything goes’ standard of patriotism he showed when he ostentatiously refused to wear a U.S. flag in his lapel, now shows he’s got a whole different idea about patriotism,” the publication continued.
“Rather than repudiate the image, Obama would only call it ‘inappropriate,’ apparently without insisting it be taken down. That contrasts with his dismissal of his Senate colleagues who wear lapel flags as ‘hypocrites.’ Some hypocrites,” IBD said.
“The display of the Castroite flag with Che’s picture on it sends a particularly disturbing message about his campaign. Apparently, Obama tends to attract the kind of people who think of mass murderers like Che and Fidel as romantic revolutionaries. Those same people see Obama as a man with a messianic message.
“These are the voters he’ll be indebted to should he win higher office,” the publication warned.
Obama can support a murderous tyrannical dictatorship, yet will not allow the oil companies to drill for oil in the gulf. What about this nation?
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Oddly enough, I heard this phrase on the radio, and I though it was rather apt. The Pep Rally that took place in Tucson had me wondering; why are they calling this a memorial? This was supposed to be a memorial to the people that either lost their lives, or were injured because of some mentally deranged madman. I couldn’t tell between the cheers, hoots and hollers, the screaming and yelling. I’ve been to memorials before, and they are always solemn events. They don’t usually hand out t-shirts at memorials.
Usually, at such events, a Priest, Rabbi, or some religious leader speaks, at least delivers a prayer. So they had Attorney General Eric (Nation of Cowards) Holder, and Homeland Security Janet (The System Worked) Napolitano recite passages from the bible. I thought this was somewhat of an odd choice of speakers for such a somber event. I can understand Governor Brewer(R-AZ), and President Obama speaking given the relevance of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords(D-AZ) who was wounded. The 9 year old girl that was killed, Christina-Taylor Green, I could only wonder what her parents were thinking about the surreal carnival like atmosphere within the auditorium.
Take this report by NPR where the reporter breaths a sigh of relief, “brown relief” she says, because the shooter wasn’t Hispanic. Somehow, the broad hint of overt racism is alive and well, and on full display at NPR. Another reason why taxpayers shouldn’t be funding this racism.
What peaked my interest was Obama’s speech on civility. Just who was his speech directed at? Obama didn’t mention any one person, or any group, by name. However, there were plenty of attacks by people like Paul Krugman, and that Sheriff, Clarence Dupnik, against people that had nothing to do with the tragedy. In fact, Sheriff Clarence Dupnik stated he had no proof of any right-wing hate, but only just his feelings the shooter was influenced by Conservative Talk Radio, the Tea Party and Gov. Sarah Palin.
I have not heard, or seen any publication, from anyone from either the Tea Party, Conservative Talk Radio, or Gov. Sarah Palin, speaking of hatred or violence against anyone. I have heard of the death threats against Gov. Sarah Palin, and ever since Obama’s speech on civility, these threats have increased. Apparently, the people on Obama’s side haven’t gotten the message.
The finger pointing by the left, the hate speech by the left, the threats of violence by the left continue fill the airwaves, the opinion editorials, emails, Facebook pages, and anonymous phone calls. The hate by the left now has only gotten worse since the shooting and one sided.
So what did Obama mean by civility? Censorship? Does he want people to shut up? Who? I wrote in one of my earlier posts a statement that Obama had made, that didn’t seem so civil. So is Obama immune to being civil? Another disturbing quote from Obama’s Tucson memorial speech was this:
“People are far too eager to blame problems of the world on those who don’t think like we do.“
Those who don’t “think” like we do? That’s an interesting statement. This statement reflects the bizarre events that took place at the Tucson memorial. Is it the problems of the world or the lefts own personal problems they blame on others? Liberals think conservatives are morally inferior. They think they are better than everyone else.
The blame by liberals, towards conservatives, for the act of a deranged crazy person, continues today. Civility be damned, and let censorship begin.