Thursday, June 02, 2005


The U.S. is not a good place to work anymore. If it is not a good place to work then it is not a good place to start a business. No businesses no need for workersand no need for businesses.

Keep on lying people we are getting there.

What is good for workers is good for the U.S. and at this time in history good for the world for as we all know We are the greatest market place.


Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Living in Babylon wrote this

Living in Babylon

I just read this article today in the Seattle Times and was astonished. I've been preaching that the way to solve the whole health insurance mess is to just not have health insurance. That without health insurance, the cost of doing business for doctors would go down a LOT. Less staffing costs, less paperwork, etc. At the same time, you wouldn't see these inflated rates being charged, since the doctors don't need to play the game of getting 100% of what they need while only being paid 60% of what they charge.

Well, surprise, surprise. The free-market system works! There is a pharmacy in Lynnwood that is cash-only. No insurance at all is accepted, billed, anything. The pharmacy reports that this has decreased their staffing costs alone by 30%, and the prescription drugs there are priced competitively with the prices in Canada.

Of course, there is the predictable grumbling from the Insurance Commissioner, where, "The insurance commissioner is considering new regulations for such practices", a spokeswoman said. Of course. God forbid that anything run TOO efficiently for the government bureaucrats to make sense of it.

And of course the obligatory reference to "low-income people" not being able to afford a doctor on retainer through a cash-only basis, etc. (is someone forcing "low-income people" to do this? I must've missed that part...)

Anyway, it's nice to see that a few people are going against the flow of big insurance, and the free-market system is prevailing yet again.

# posted by Scott : 7:26 AM
The Basic Ranking
Only 3 U.S. institutions out of the 15 included in the May 23-26 poll command a high degree of confidence from at least half of Americans: the military, the police, and the church or organized religion. (In previous years, banks, the presidency, the Supreme Court, newspapers, and public schools have each crossed the 50% threshold.) The 74% rating given to the military continues to make it the institution engendering the most confidence of any of those tested -- and by a healthy margin.
Several organizations are rated highly by between 40% and 50% of Americans. These are banks, the presidency, the medical system, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Close to 4 in 10 Americans (37%) say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the public schools.
Roughly one in four have high confidence in television news, newspapers, the criminal justice system, organized labor, Congress, and big business.
Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are rated highly by only 17% of Americans.

I suppose I could give my anylisis of these numbers but that may be redundant. All compliments of Gallup Pole. Link on side bar.


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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Have You Ever Noticed That women Think About This More Than Men

Concerning strange odors and maybe you muse over why I installed a giant vent fan in our private room (privy)?.

It is cause I know that my crap stinks and I am not interested in covering it up. I am interested in removing it to a place that is more suited to dealing with it than the inside of my house. I have been to those houses that keep a can of rose air freshener on the back of a commode. After a particularly unpleasant event in the biff they try to suffocate the offense with a deluge from these devices and then as chance has it you follow in behind them and of course the cloud has barely cleared up. You can smell this wonderful combination of rose and gas. Why bother smelling the roses any more? I have been permenantly scarred with this horror. Every time I smell roses there is a taint of odor that I reason is not there but I can,t get out of my head.

And how about this one, a rose flavored wedding cake, oh my.

Hears one that will ruin your desire for candy. I have had an ongoing battle with sinus infection and well for a long time couldn't see a dentist. The battle over halitosis raged on and on. Ever been in a conversation with a person with halitosis? It knocks you back a couple of feet. Problem is if you have it the only way to tell is to watch other people and if they suddenly bend away from you and a look of ewe comes over them.....You get the idea. Sometimes it gets pretty bad. So bad that it disgusts even yourself and if you get a little lazy and don't take care of it then eat something-you get halitosis flavored what you eat.....Like candy.

If your wondering-ROFL.

Just my little contribution to the health of America from personal experience. Kind of a forced cut back on your food with some wonderful thoughts. By the way; these things have really happend to me, haven't they happend to you?

Sunday, May 29, 2005

I got the biggest sandbox

It all started when my wife and I decided to get a pool. Above ground soft side. I insisted that we install it in the back yard inside the fence. Now here is the interesting part I really don't have a back yard,to say it is a little steep. No flat spots. So I began by building a terrace with landscape timbers about 2 ft tall and then having 16 tons of sand hauled in. I figure I moved that 16 tons with 5000 swings of a common spade shovel in one day. The area to fill was 16 ft by 32 ft and I couldn't,t throw the sand that far so I had to move it ten ft or so at a time. Aerobics here I come la la la aaaa ouch. Blister heaven. It works out to about 50 tons of sand. Lucky it was sand-easier to handle. Man what a pump.

After that I leveled an area 16 by 16 to within 1/2 inch accuracy. Installed and set the pool( nothing like a refreshing dip whenever ya want to). Anyway after it was all done I got a chance to look over my handy work and as always there were things I wished I would have done but all in all it would hold. Still didn't feel like I had accomplished much until today this Sunday at 3PM. I jumped in. AHHHHHHH! Now I feel like I did something. Now to keep the neighborhood cats out of it. Hmm.

Oh and as for something else I have that NOOOOO one else in the world has. I have the worlds largest btrm vent fan-for a residence, especially for a 20 sq ft bathroom.. 800 CFM. I installed it just above the commode. It'll make the hair on your head stand straight up but I tell there is no problems with strange odors if ya know what I mean.