Jacqueline Proctor: Take, for example, Jacqueline Proctor of San Francisco. She and her husband are in their early 60s. They have been paying $7,200 a year for a bare-bones Kaiser Permanente health plan with a $5,000 per person annual deductible. “Kaiser told us the plan does not comply with Obamacare and the substitute will cost more than twice as much,” about $15,000 per year, she says.
This new plan, Kaiser’s cheapest offering for 2014, would consume about 25 percent of their after-tax income. The new plan still has a $5,000 deductible but provides coverage for things her current policy does not, such as maternity care, healthy child visits and coverage for dependents up to age 26. Proctor has no use for such coverage, since her son is 30.
Back in January, 2013, all First Student employees were forced (the meeting was mandatory) to attend a “Courageous Conversation.” I posted in White Oppressors that “Many of us objected to the characterization of “white racism.””
Now, at Harvey Scott you can see the ridiculousness of the teachings. PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH IS RACIST, SAYS PORTLAND SCHOOL OFFICIAL
I can’t follow her logic. When I first saw the headline, I thought it might be racist because the white bread was separate from the brown peanut butter. However, that’s not here argument. Too bad! I was about to label Double-stuff Oreos as racist.
Following her logic, when I go to Mexico, it would be racist to be exposed to tortillas, since it’s not a “normal” food for gringos, thus we are victims of Mexican racism. Give me a break!
Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely told WND he is calling for nationwide rallies and protests to demand the resignations and added that a peaceful “civil uprising is still not out of question.”
In his capacity as chairman of the organization Stand Up America, Vallely issued what he termed a “National Call to Action” to force the resignations of Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 47.5 million people as of the most recent figures available in April 2013.
Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.”
Their stated reason for the policy is because “The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.” Say what…????
“We are told NOT TO judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics.”
BUT on the other hand……. “We are also encouraged TO judge ALL Gun Owners by the actions of a few lunatics.”
How is that supposed to work…..??????
To those of you sporting this bumper sticker, Aren’t you embarrassed yet?
Print Length: 409 pages
Rarely, I would guess, does a 24 year old, who is London-born, write such a good novel. Ametsapolis is a sprawling city of 300 million, built in layers that tower miles into the sky. Inside the walls is all that’s left of world civilization that has been devastated and polluted by nuclear wars. There is a government that rules with the help of extra-normal humans and the government has substituted safety for control. There is poverty and there is an elite wealthy class. In many ways Ametsapolis mirrors ours the financial situation of the industrial world today.
The book opens with this sentence: “A soft grey haze lay over the village square, equal parts mist and gently fragrant wood smoke.” I could see that village and smell the air and was instantly ready for a good story.
How does a 24-year old know so much when he writes? “Young men have the inclination to change the world, because they are not invested in the world’s broken system; but I’m afraid it is the old men who know how…and by the time we get old, we have lost the inclination because we have so much to lose.” Maybe that’s why revolutions happen so infrequently.
Does this sound like what’s happening in the U.S.? “We have lost so much that we are grateful for security and comfort. So grateful, in fact, that we cheerfully surrender everything that should be moist precious to us. Our futures, our freedoms.”
Speaking of comfort, Myandee quotes Daniel Bunelli,” Our comfort is our weakness. When we are vulnerable, we are strong. We have nothing to lose and everything to fight for.”
The book is the story of three people and is a warning to the comfortable.
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