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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Is Obamacare the right thing to do?

Healthcare is a complex subject but you should be in favor of universal health care for those who can't afford it if you claim to be a Christian.  Obamacare is far from perfect but it does make an attempt to help people in great need that Republicans have not attempted to help yet.  I watched my mother suffer while she was on her death bed and I was unable to help her financially at that time.  Obamacare would have helped her and taken serious concerns from her mind as she was about to die.

Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection an...
Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Some Republicans claim to be Christian and yet they vehemently oppose universal healthcare because the leadership of the Republican party doesn't see any value in promoting it.  Low income people needing financial help with their healthcare tend not to be big donors to the Republican party.  Universal health care should be a moral priority for Christians.  It's hypocritical to tell someone about the love of Christ when you advocate that their family should be denied basic healthcare because they don't meet your criteria.  Some Christians have never experienced a severe illness requiring significant medical help so they don't have any personal experience to relate to this type of situation.  These Christians should try reading the parable of the Good Samaritan in their Bible so that they can improve their empathy with less fortunate people.

I favor a mixture of private insurance choices using vouchers with a public safety net of some type for poor people.  Obamacare should be heavily modified in its implementation or scrapped in favor of a new system.  Government is usually not the most efficient way to manage anything but some type of limited government regulation is needed for health insurance.  The United States has sufficient resources to provide some type of healthcare for poor people that is effective and dignified.

I don't believe that forcing The Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for birth control by using the legal apparatus of the government is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars.  A voucher system based on consumer choice without intense intrusive government regulation should be our goal for the United States healthcare system.  Christians should "band together" to create health care systems and insurance based on Christian values as part of a voucher system.  This would provide choices that are not based on an atheistic government controlled ideology.  People should be free to choose a doctor that is not being forced to provide a specific rigid form of treatment that complies with atheistic values such as euthanasia, anti-family values, pro-abortion, and mandated psychiatric gender confusion.  People that already want this kind of care have plenty of available choices for medical care.

The Obama administration has made it difficult for existing Christian medical systems (Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, etc) to easily practice their religion within the context of medicine.  Why the hell is that?  Why does the Obama administration feel threatened by the The Little Sisters of the Poor? The idea of "separation of Church and State" is great until the government decides it needs to force absolutely everyone to do exactly what it decrees using the power of regulation by the state.  Your freedom to choose your own medical care is more important than the need of the government to control you.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mission Impossible - Fatal Flaw in Rogue Nation!

Tom Cruise at a press conference featuring the...
Tom Cruise at a press conference featuring the movie "Mission Impossible 1" at the Kempinski Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg/Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The movie Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation has an obvious flaw.  No metal was allowed in the water inlet so Tom Cruise couldn't take an air tank and he had to hold his breath?  Ha! Plastic tanks can hold air!  Why couldn't Tom have taken a plastic tank into the water cooled area so he didn't have to hold his breath?  Maybe the movie guys should check with me first before they foist these mistakes on the public.  Otherwise the movie was pretty good.  Hope new Jack Reacher film doesn't have the same mistakes.

It takes me a while to see a film because I only watch the free films on Amazon Prime and Rogue Nation just became free.  Unfortunately I am too ill to sit through an entire movie at the cinema so I am unable to update my loyal readers on the technical movie mistakes in a timely manner.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Any President of the USA should have served in the military before becoming Commander in Chief.

April 30: George Washington becomes the first ...
April 30: George Washington becomes the first President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Official photographic portrait of US President...
Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There should be a law that requires a President to have four years military experience before getting the job.  This would eliminate Hillary and Donald.  Obama would have never been.  Think about it.  How can you order other people to die when you never risked your own life?  What qualifies you to lead the military when you don't even know how it works?  George Washington served in all aspects of the military before becoming President and he seemed to get the job done.  We should put his example into law as an absolute requirement or amend the constitution as needed.  Maybe this requirement would eliminate the lousy choices given to the voting public lately by weeding out candidates that are incompetent or worthless.  If this idea works out for President maybe we should try it on Congress too!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Welcome to new reader from Moldova!

Coat of arms of Moldavian SSR (1990-1991), tod...
Coat of arms of Moldavian SSR (1990-1991), today the coat of arms of Moldova (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Welcome to new reader from Moldova!  Please leave a comment on the blog telling me what you like to see and I will put in more of that content.

Clinton Criminal Actions actually reported ? !

Official portrait of Secretary of State Hillar...
Official portrait of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Clinton State Department aide helped Clinton Foundation

It is surprising to see CNN and other liberal news outlets reporting on this potential criminal action by Clinton.  There must be something to this situation if the liberal press is actually saying something potentially negative about someone about to be crowned president by acclamation.  I am not keen on Trump but I am sure the press would have tarred and feathered him by this time if he had done something similar.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

"No Spring Chickens, Hens Help Heal Elderly - Modern Farmer"

No Spring Chickens, Hens Help Heal Elderly - Modern Farmer

Hartford forbids chickens as pets but what about therapy chickens ?  Maybe I need a therapy chicken and I can get a doctors prescription.  Perhaps Hartford could make an exception to the cruel anti-chicken policies on the books?  Chickens for all!  Other cities near Milwaukee are now allowing a few chickens as pets so why can't Hartford change its rigid policies?

"Medical benefits of dental floss unproven"

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

Flossing has not been proven to prevent tooth decay?  My dentist is always telling me to floss more so I tried to floss more and now I find out its a waste of time.  I never had a cavity until I started taking an infusion for thinning bones a few years ago and then I developed ten cavities in three months.  My insurance is only willing to totally pay for stainless steel caps so I look like the character JAWS from James Bond films at the back of my mouth. Fortunately my front teeth didn't require the stainless steel or I would really have a smile to remember. The dentist asked me if I wanted to pay extra to get a better looking caps but the price was high enough to give me shock.  I never had braces when I was younger so my teeth are starting to look like a novelty item.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Hillary Health Issues

10 Hillary Health Issues That Have Raised 

Hillary Clinton appears to have some significant health issues that the press does not seem to report too much.  I don't wish her any bad health because I have had enough myself.  It may be doubtful that she could survive the stress of four years of the presidency.  Donald is not likely to go easy on her in any debate and her many friends in the press can't help her that much during the debates.  It's easy to catch Donald on some mistake made during long interviews with antagonistic reporters baiting him because he has a lot of pride and is not good at political double speak.  I suspect that Hillary will have a poor showing at the debates because her health is weak and she doesn't seem good at rapid responses from unfriendly sources.  Her best hope at the debates is to be bland and hope the Donald trips over a loaded question from the press.