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No need for something different

January 8, 2014

IMG_0702In the cool morning air the sun fought to rise over the mountains. It was September and that golden glow from that sun came later and later each morning. Sitting near the shadow of the Yukon river bridge, Mark was prepping his boat for whatever business came his way. Ignoring all advice from his friends he decided to start a ferry business right under the bridge. His friends had said why would anyone use your boat when the Dalton Highway passes directly over your head and many people kept their boats at the landing? He knew they were right, but still he figured some people must want to have supplies and friends ferried across the river or to nearby villages and cabins.  The short summer had indeed proved fatal to him but he could not bring himself to just pack it in.

The banks had been trying to reach him for a payment or they said they would come out and repossess the boat.  He knew he had no choice but to file for bankruptcy but he wanted to linger for as long as he could out here with his dream. There were evenings when he thought about the $500 he made from the 20 people he helped that summer and he knew that he was not covering his monthly bills and instead of profit he had spent more than he earned to help those people. Now with the sun high in the late morning sky he wondered if there was anyone as stupid as he was about setting up a business when it was obvious the people of the river did not need him or his boat. Mark was just a hard working 22 year old young man, who had no business experience just an idea to combine his passion for running the Yukon with helping others.

Mark should have realized that the people who lived along the river

had already found ways to move their supplies and

‘were going to keep the system they already had’.


There were hundreds of healthcare plans in existence in 2010

but for some reason the President decided

to change the way Americans buy there healthcare.


Cost to set up just the obama-care web site one BILLION

Number of people enrolled by the December deadline two million

You the taxpayer paid $500 for each person enrolled !


I guess this answers Mark’s question!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 9, 2014 6:12 am

    For some reason i can’t like your post. But if I could I would! It’s outrageous this healthcare debacle. All to get people elected and all about power. It’s terrible. I love your pics here. They really have a lot of emotion to them.


  2. January 9, 2014 9:59 am

    I guess it wouldn’t matter much to point out that Romney had already implemented a government health care system in his state and was offering it as his version of the Affordable Health Care Act.

    Romney’s own words. Bennett’s Health care bill,

    So know the other guy had a plan to do quite nearly the same thing.
    Well, that is, without a public option.


  3. Jon permalink
    January 9, 2014 6:10 pm

    Quite the intuitive comparison between 2 disasters. Only difference is that your friend only hurts himself.


  4. May 23, 2014 8:25 am

    So, what happened to Mark in the end?


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