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November 10, 2019

he cannot help but break laws to grift and do graft

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:30

November 8, 2019

Milo in the sunlight on the end of my desk

Filed under: Animals, Family, Love, My Life and Rants, Pictures — Scottie @ 07:29

November 2, 2019

Towels are magical and this one captured Milo

Filed under: Animals, Family, Love, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 14:55

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November 1, 2019

Milo just going to sleep in front of my keyboard.

Filed under: Animals, Children, Family, Love, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 17:47

October 31, 2019

Elected Arizona Official Paul Petersen Busted Selling Babies To Mormon Families

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Family, Greed, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 05:56

Elected Arizona Official Paul Petersen Busted Selling Babies To Mormon Families

Human Trafficking – Mormon Style: Elected Arizona official Paul Petersen, a Mormon, has been charged with bribing and deceiving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands into giving up their children for adoption, and selling the babies to Mormon families in the U.S.

 

Associated Press reports:

Petersen, a Republican, has been indicted in federal court in Arkansas and also charged in Arizona and Utah with crimes that include human smuggling, sale of a child, fraud, forgery and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

 

Prosecutors say Petersen charged the families $25,000 to $40,000 per adoption.

October 27, 2019

Medical care is fast going out of the reach of a majority of the population.

Filed under: Criminal, Drugs, Economics, Family, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 03:37

The current system is not sustainable and all in the healthcare industry know this.  The problem is those trying hard to milk the very last profits they can out of the system, with out regard for the millions who are left with no healthcare and will die from it.  This article lays out the numbers, step by step.  I do disagree with some aspects of the article, such as the assertion that drug costs are not raising the cost of healthcare.   That is proven wrong.  All the evidence shows the rising cost of medications is due to the taking of obscene profits not need of manufacturing or development.   Please take a read.   Hugs

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/americans-spend-twice-as-much-on-health-care-today-as-in-the-1980s.html

The biggest reason for the increase is insurance costs, which have grown by 740% since 1984, Clever calculates. The average American paid about $3,400 for insurance alone in 2018.

Employer-based insurance for families costs about $20,576 this year, about a 5% increase from last year. Yet families are still on the hook for an average of $6,015 in out-of-pocket expenses, which is about a 71% increase over the past 10 years.

These increases in insurance premiums have actually outpaced wages, which grew by about 3.4% over the past year and 26% over the past decade, according to Kaiser. Experts agree that wages are not keeping pace with the rising costs of health care.

“There is growing evidence that cost protections have eroded for those who have employer-sponsored health coverage, putting the burden of health care costs on workers and their families,” says David Blumenthal, president of the health care policy foundation The Commonwealth Fund.

October 26, 2019

Scammers never stop scamming

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 04:32
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Scammers never stop scamming. #shameless

October 23, 2019

Remember when…

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:09

Hypocrisy much

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:08

Paying for profit detention companies

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:06

October 22, 2019

Pure joy on the face of a child

Filed under: Children, Family, Health, Love, News, People I like, Science, Things I like — Scottie @ 14:59

October 20, 2019

Cats In Therapy

Filed under: Animals, Family, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Love, Things I like — Scottie @ 12:29

October 19, 2019

Look at it through their eyes

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Family, Love, Memes — Scottie @ 06:10

October 17, 2019

I am in fricken pain… it is my life

Filed under: Family, Health, Love, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 19:56

Today is the third day this week I had a doctors appointment, I have another tomorrow.  That one I am looking forward to as it is trigger point injections which are very painful but may may give me some relief from my pain in my back.  My back muscles spasm so bad they make my spine shift  which with the damage to my spine causes the nerves that run in my spine to sent signals  to contract the muscle or send a signal of sudden sharp pain.  No cause or reason for the pain.  It is just the nerves in my spine.  

Let me tell you my day.  I got up late for me, I got up at 4:45AM. I normally get out of bed between 3:30 to 5 AM due to pain.    I felt that it was good for me to sleep that late.  I did not suffer much during the night from muscle contractions caused by my spine on my nerves. 

So skipping the early morning routine of petting cats, feeding cats, doing morning blogging, and going right into my getting to my 10 AM allergy injections, then waiting the needed 20 + minutes to be let go.  

Off I go to the grocery store.  See Ron is on his third day in a row of 12 hour shifts at the open heart ICU.  He got home this morning barely able to walk.   He had to do another 12 hour shift tonight.   Feeling bad for him I offered to make him a home made spaghetti dinner with the fixings.    He loved the idea.  Shit, OK I can do this.  

After my shots, I went to the Publix just down from my home.  I love the store.  It does not have much on sale but it does have wide isles, bright lighting, very helpful staff , again wonderfully helpful staff who take care of an old cripple like me, and I know where most of the stuff I want is and if not the staff will take you to it.  They do not just say oh that is on isle ##, they take you to it.  If you are at the register and need something, they send someone to get it.  A great store.   Today as I was checking out the manager was bagging my groceries and even offered to take them to my car for me.  On days when I was really bad they even loaded them into the car for me.

I went in to get just the stuff I needed to make a spaghetti dinner for Ron.   I did not have time to make home made rolls so I would need to buy some, I choose the bake at home kind.  I need the other stuff like a pound of ground Italian sausage, a pound of lean ground beef, my favorite tomato sauce Dei Fratelli.   I also got some chopped tri-peppers and white onions.  I use to add chopped celery and sliced white mushrooms both which I like, but Ron has taken a dislike to, so I skip them.  

Any way got the groceries, and I get home.  I left home at 9:15 AM, it is now 1:30 PM and I can barely lift anything the pain in my back is so bad.  Lucky for me Ron who was sleeping heard the alarm system go from “Alarmed home” to “disarmed” which I do from the car on my phone.  He got up and carried all the groceries in, thankfully as I was about done in.  

Ron went back to bed, and at about 3 PM I got to work making the sauce.  I got the rest set up and then I rested at my desk for a while.  Then at 4:30 I kicked it in to high gear, getting the angel hair pasta Ron likes boiled, the sauce heated back up and doing the last seasonings, baking the rolls, making him his coffee, just basically getting the best meal together for him I could.  I was already dying in pain.  I had taken all my pain  / muscle medications and I was really in pain.  Ron loved the supper, and even helped me pick stuff up before he went for his shower before going to work. 

I was trying to hide it from him but I could barely stand.  The pain was so bad I couldn’t hardly stand or move.   After Ron went for his shower I put stuff away as best I could, but I was really struggling to do so.  Before he went left for work Ron realized how bad I was and said he would take care of the rest in the morning and then knowing I wouldn’t stop until it was cleaned up, he finished loading the dishwasher and cleaning the kitchen. 

So now at 7PM with almost no time today to read blogs and comment, I am again at my desk.  Milo is sleeping next to me, I have taken a bunch of pain pills along with my other medications.   I will have to go to bed in a hour or so , that is the limited time I have to read news, get to the wonderful blogs I love, and leave comments or answer them.  

Be well everyone.  I just though you might like to know what one of my days are like.  I would love to be able to spend each day reading news, reading blogs, and leaving comments on them.  Sadly most of my days are not like that.  Most days my back hurts so bad I can not even sit in the fancy office chair Ron got me.  So often I have to post news from my pad as I am not able to be at my computers.  Or I am at a doctor’s office so again I can not be at my computers.  But hey I have it better than most in the US, I have good healthcare at a price that is hefty but we can afford for now.  I have a good home to live in, I have food to eat, and a wonderful hubby that thinks I am the best thing in the world ( boy is he fooled )

But I can hardly sit in the chair to write this, I am all over the place leaning one way then the other trying to get the pain out of my back.  Moving back and forth rocking like a kid needing to go to the bathroom, I am even on my second vodka drink and it still hurts to even breath.  I will have to go lay down soon.   It is my life and I understand that.  But it really interferes with my blogging.  😃😀😎  Hugs

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Corrupt clueless commander in thief

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:38

(cartoon by Jim Morin)

(cartoon by Nate Beeler)

(cartoon by Jim Morin)

 

(cartoon by David Fitzsimmons)

(cartoon by Josh Quagmire)

 

 

 

October 16, 2019

Rand Paul accidentally throws Trump kids under the bus over Hunter Biden

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Family, Fascism, Greed, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 16:42

Support animals

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Family, Health, Love, Memes, Things I like — Scottie @ 05:52

October 15, 2019

A government for the wealthy

Canada’s socialized healthcare

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Economics, Family, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 06:26

October 13, 2019

tRump family corruption

Filed under: Criminal, Family, Fascism, Greed, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:38
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