Friday, June 23, 2017

One Dollar Per Day ???

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed Senate Republicans' healthcare overhaul bill on Friday, saying that it's grounded in "propping up" insurance companies.

He also called for the creation of a healthcare law that would reduce insurance costs to as little as $1 a day for at least some consumers.

"What I'd like to do is legalize inexpensive insurance, and you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. I mean, you really should," Paul said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "The insurance companies make all the money; all of this is predicated upon still propping up the insurance companies."

You can read the rest @
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/339123-rand-paul-insurance-should-be-available-for-1-a-day

He's kidding, right?

Should "our" government really be concerned about our health, they should be regulating the "healthcare" industry in a manner that forces it to become competitive.

But NOTHING anyone can do will force the average cost of healthcare in the US down to one dollar per day per person. Just not possible.

Hell, the staff cannot even commute to the clinic and keep the lights on for that amount.

We Are Deeply In Debt When We Die

According to December 2016 data from credit bureau Experian provided to credit.com, 73% of American consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead. Those consumers carried an average total balance of $61,554, including mortgage debt. Without home loans, the average balance was $12,875.

You can read the rest @
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-22/americans-are-dying-average-61500-debt

What's the implication of this? Eventually banks and other lenders will own everything in the country.

The economic hit men should be happy ... another once proud nation has been humbled and subdued.

Welcome To Amazontopia

And say goodbye to UPS and Fedex ... and most small businesses in your town:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/23/15860668/amazon-drone-delivery-patent-city-centers

I refuse to believe that unleashing thousands of drones, manned and unmanned, in our skies can POSSIBLY be safe. We cannot even control the low level of air traffic we have now.

Each one of these will be a spy hive, too. Is that what we want for our country?

US Complicity In Torture

Here we go again:

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Senior American defense officials acknowledged Wednesday that U.S. forces have been involved in interrogations of detainees in Yemen but denied any participation in or knowledge of human rights abuses. Interrogating detainees who have been abused could violate international law, which prohibits complicity in torture.

You can read the rest @
https://apnews.com/4925f7f0fa654853bd6f2f57174179fe

Similar claims have been made about US operations in Central and South America and throughout the Middle East. I believe they are true. The US uses proxies to do its torturing, and as the report points out this is illegal under international law.

But somehow the US and Israel think they are ABOVE the law. Is this belief somehow motivated by the Torah/Bible? Does G-d want us to torture His creatures? Does He want us to judge and punish?

Clearly, the answer is NO.

Is Johnny Depp An Idiot ???

Please read this, and I think you will agree that he is:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/johnny-depp-time-actor-assassinated-president/story?id=48227090

Why does "our" entertainment industry hate the US so much? I will never watch a Depp movie again.

Note well that the people making this sort of implied threat against President Trump are has-beens and losers. All of them.

By the way, assassinated presidents often become venerated presidents (e.g., Lincoln, JFK). Would this happen if Trump died in office?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Is This Why Otto Warmbier Was Killed ???

Please read this, and then decide for yourself:

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2017/6/22/was-otto-warmbier-an-american-student-or-an-israeli-spy

Disposable Americans

We are now disposable (i.e., intended to be used once, or until no longer useful, and then thrown away):

Disposable Americans shows the impact of extreme capitalism on children; on the poor and the sick and the elderly; on people of color; on women; on workers, especially young Americans; and on all average Americans, including the middle-class and those just above and below, who make up  90 percent of us, and who have become increasingly disposable to the minority at the top of the wealth distribution.


You can read the rest @

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41030-the-wealthiest-americans-keep-making-money-while-inequality-grows

You can buy the book here (warning - it's pretty expensive; how does the author expect "disposable" people to be able to afford it?):


https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6694/t/17304/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=661&t=&store_item_KEY=3564


Note well that "our" governments and the corporations we charter are directly responsible for this situation. If we want this to change, We The People must take responsibility for MAKING things change.


When do we start, and can it be done without violence? What do you think?