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Sunday, September 10, 2017

marriage

Marriage is a happy life of compromising, by doing what she said.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

thoughts

My sentiments (courtesy Dylan Thomas){

"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Charlottesville

Charlottesville - A few Republicans singled out the white nationalists and hate groups for violence and for being evil. Republicans criticizing Trump for his failure to do so, not so much.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

VA march

Commenting on the violence at the Virginia white supremacist rally, President Trump condemned the
hatred,  bigotry, and violence "on many sides". Never once mentioned white supremocists. A new low for this president.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Health care

As I've said many times, it is far from wise to insert insurance companies (with their marketing costs, excessive executive compensation, and profits) between patient and provider. Much of health care is preventive, regular, and chronic - not an insurable risk. Health is a right and, as with most advanced companies, provided universally.

Fortunately, the US has good working system in place - Medicare.  So we should provide Medicare-for-All. Everyone pays a monthly fee, so that all participants support the system, not just some of the insurance buyers. Lots of details need to be worked out: payments for children (parents?), payments for the destitute, etc. With the government being the supporter of last resort, all taxpayers are supporting the system.

More controversial would be my hope for controlling high health care costs (much more costly than in other countries): require all providers to charge only the sum Medicare specifies, which now is the reimbursable sum. Aside from just allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies, this "price-fixing" would face certain political and legal challenges.

So, let us hope.


Tuesday, August 08, 2017

vacation

August 8  President Trump is now on 3-week vacation. Let's hope that he truly vacations and hence will be doing nothing further to hurt our country. That way, we all get a vacation.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Indian country

WH correspondent for right wing publication says: 'Native Indians' should 'go back to your country'