Tuesday, November 26, 2013

UBC Reads Sustainability - Morris Berman

This man is a perceptive, sensitive intellectual who has analyzed the state of the USA.
I highly recommend his book, Why America Failed, and everything else he has written.

The JFK War: Welcome coverage from CBS and the Santa Barbara Independent

The JFK War: Welcome coverage from CBS and the Santa Barbara Independent

Thanks, Professor Jim Fetzer of UMD, for laying out a lucid, compelling case regarding who was really responsible for the JFK assassination.

Such an event is basically never the result of a lone gunman. It was far too well-planned, and JFK was hit by too many shots to make a pre-WWII piece-of-junk Italian rifle even remotely plausible as the weapon.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

No, Folks, It's Not Going To Work - Denninger on health care

Excerpts below. See original article.

President Obama has now changed his tune, trying to defend the lie he sold young adults (most of whom voted for him twice), now saying that his line about "if you like your health insurance (or doctor!) you can keep it" by claiming that what you were buying was a substandard ("defective") policy and that he knows better than you.
Really?  Does that apply to who your doctor is as well?  Or to which hospital you can use without getting a $500,000 bill (which you don't have, of course.)
Chances are the individual plan you purchased outside Obamacare would allow you to go to these facilities. For example, fourth-ranked Cleveland Clinic accepts dozens of insurance plans if you buy one on your own. But go through Obamacare and you have just one choice: Medical Mutual of Ohio.
Isn't that special?
It's even better -- in many counties, including mine, there is exactly one company offering Brosurance, otherwise known as Obamacare, and Obamacare prohibits shopping across county lines.  In other words it's now a "take it or leave it and get taxed" situation.

No, folks, this is not just, it is not right, and it won't work.  The political calculus is that if the government can get you to believe you're the "winner" of such discrimination you'll vote for and support it.  But you're never in fact the winner -- you're the loser, and their cronies in industry are the only winners.
You are literally being robbled blind and not only are consenting to it in your own delusional state you're demanding it continue and accelerate!
Consider the medical situation again.  Your "win" is pyrrhic, because while you pay "just 20%" of the bill the bill itself was inflated by 500% and thus you paid the entire bill anyway and then on top of it you spent thousands on what is on any dispassionate analysis worthless "insurance."
Why worthless?  Because but for the scam that you voted for and supported the price would be 1/5th or even 1/10th of what it is today, your cost out-of-pocket would be the same or less than it is today, and you'd still have all the money you paid for the so-called "insurance" to spend on something else!
Wake up folks and burn this crap to the ground in all areas of our economy.  Do it peacefully and politically, but do it and do it today, because if you don't you, and your children, will be the ones who are destroyed.