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Friday, August 24, 2012

Medicare Change is reduction in Deficit..not Care

HERE is an LTE I sent our local paper. If you like it and want me to address it to your paper let me know I will.
AFTER seeing that Medicare Change LIE respoken and PRINTED by you in Tell it to the ER today, 
I would like to respond.
There seems to be some confusion about the reduction in the deficit Obama negotiated for Obamacare, so let me explain it on a personal level.
Your mom (or dad or you) 
are on Medicare. Mom is prescribed a $1,000 wheelchair, which is what the supplier charges to us taxpayers. (Although he buys it from China for $250, e.g. making a 300% profit.) Your Mom gets the chair, as usual, from Medicare at no cost to her. Obama has negotiated a reduction in your payment as a taxpayer to the supplier to $750. Now he is making $500, only a 200% profit. (and American workers are making zero!) Multiply this times 3 BILLION. This is what the 'change' in Medicare means.
All Moms still get wheelchairs, your costs as a taxpayer are reduced by $750 BILLION. The people taking the reduction in payments are now only making 200% profits. Not a bad deal, even if you are a wheelchair dealer. Or even if you are a doctor as I am, I will get a bit less. I have accepted reduced Medicare payments because it means the elderly are getting care. I remember when they didn't.
Under Romney/Ryan's Voucher System we are back to that. The wheelchair now costs your Mom $1000 from her voucher. One day in hospital will use up the other $5000, because full costs are passed on to Seniors. After that, next year, and every year after, she pays full costs in cash or she doesn't get care or medicine. Simple…and very, very deadly. These are your death panels.
It is your 'choice.'

Thursday, August 9, 2012

ARRESTED for holding a poster!... There go your freedoms.

HERE shared on

Posting here unchanged so you can have a general, not facebook link. 

Drop the charges against Pennsylvania’s Occupy movements David C. Gorczynski. He was arrested and charged with two felonies for holding two signs saying “You’re being robbed” and another that said “Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob a country.” Gorczunski is being charged with bank robbery and terroristic threatening. He was released on $10,000 bail. Tell every police officer you see, spread this through Facebook, and every other social media source, tell your representatives that this is not acceptable. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I AM HUMAN .... Video for Arab Spring

Sharing this here, please pass on. It is in Arabic but the translation is below. It is made 'unprofessionally' on purpose to show that it was created by just another person like you and me.

I AM HUMAN ... an ArabSpring video.

Here is English Translation: 

"I am a human being.
I am NOT sick.
I am NOT in need of a cure.
I am NOT wrong.
I am NOT a pervert.
I am NOT a criminal.
I AM gay.
I am a person like you.
And see, I drink coffee too!
I am a member of the society.
I am your friend, I am your neighbor.
I am an Arab and I am Egyptian. I am NOT imported.
I love and I feel sorrow. And I work and I study. Like you.
I am NOT a pervert.
I am a very ordinary human being.
You do not have to like me. But you have to treat me with RESPECT.
I am NOT a criminal.
I am your brother. I am your son.
I am gay.
Put your hand in mine and speak up for equality, tolerance and respect for all.
Speak up with me against hate, against ignorance against discrimination.
With your hand in mine, we can make a difference. We will be able to create change in society, change in people's attitudes and in the way they think."

Let us work together to end the hate, end the ignorance. LGBT and non-LGBT Arabs must SPEAK UP for EQUALITY of ALL Arabs. The UN Declaration of Human Rights is UNIVERSAL - without exception. WE CAN DO IT!