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My view ‘out the cabin window’

April 4, 2014

DSCF1414.JPGI know a while back I berated writers posting numerous topics on their blogs when I wrote “blog postings that briefly touch on many subjects but other than to bring the facts to ones attention, they seem to lack….substance. I too have infrequently compounded my postings with several subjects but they have left me unsatisfied with the results.” There is however an inverse rule to this, that being when one’s mind is carrying multiple topics of note and cannot create a worthy posting for each…should one just let them pass unnoticed? I therefore ask your indulgence and submit the following:

In a speech at the beginning of the month the President spoke of “his legacy” being fulfilled. He said that as of the March 31st deadline 7, 041,000 people have enrolled in obama-care. I have to wonder if the people of America agree with him. Considering if you subtract from the population of the US 316,128,839 those already on Medicare and Medicaid. Then if you further subtract 7% (those listed ‘officially’ as unemployed from that figure we arrive at 15,409,018. Lastly subtract the 7,041,000 “enrolled” and we have 8,368,018 people new criminals, in violation of the new law. I wonder if those people or the ones that already had health care plans but lost them because they did not follow the obama-care guidelines would think his legacy was a good thing.

Today yet another US court said that “We the people” have no right to decide how we live. First it was a California court today it was one in Ohio that overturned a voter initiative. I was brought up to believe that when you have an election or vote and weather it is state or nation wide whatever the voters decide will become the law of the land. NOT SO because narrow minded people in robes can take that decision away from tens of thousands of voters… I do not believe any mention of this was in the constitution.

On a personal note…e-cigarettes. The New York Times has published an article equating e-cigarettes with regular cigarettes. Being a smoker and urged by my family to switch I have started to adjust to e-cigarettes. They contain only nicotine nothing else, there is absolutely no by products except water vapor. The Times made it sound like they were worse than regular cigarettes. I wonder if they will publish an article on the 20,000 poisonings caused by tooth paste in 2012?

….and lastly in a lighter vain floating on my desktop for more than a week is a note about the bulwark of American journalism CNN. Because there was so little actual news about the disappearance of flight 370 and with CNN running almost 24/7 coverage of ‘no news’ it was to be expected that sooner or later they would be scraping the bottom of the barrel for something to say… but even I who has enjoyed listening to Art Bell’s many unorthodox guests had to pause when a CNN news anchor suggested that a “black hole” swallowed flight 370…..

…..maybe we can get him to redirect it to the White House.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 4, 2014 7:20 pm

    I loved the last part of this with the art bell reference lol!

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    • April 4, 2014 7:26 pm

      Laura I look forward to Saturdays up here in Alaska because they broadcast a show called Art Bell somewhere in time. They pull from the Coast to Coast archives some of Art’s old shows.

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      • April 4, 2014 8:38 pm

        I’ve listened to Art Bell Since the mid-90’s since before he went to the Philippines and before his first wife died. Now I listen to George Noory sometimes although I don’t listen like I used to. It can be depressing!

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  2. April 5, 2014 7:40 am

    Good to hear what’s on your mind. Almost spilled my coffee laughing about the black hole! :)

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  3. April 5, 2014 11:57 am

    Social media is destroying the last vestiges of sanity in this country; everyone seems to need constant stimulation in the form of cell communications, Twitter, email and similar. I pity these folks as most surround themselves with electronic ‘noise’ so they do not have to truly get to know themselves. Without question there will come a time when they will face real tests and they will not know if they are up to the task simply because they’ve never really done any soul searching. Often such work is not fun but it is necessary for a human being to develop and to grow as a person. We’re seeing the results of the first generation that’s been brought up on being continually connected via technology; one wonders what they will do if the power dies and the cell service stops. Will they even know how to relate to other humans via face to face communication? You hit the ole nail on the head regarding lunatic theories on the disappearance of flight 370; after exhausting all rational explanations and still having no proof of its location the lame-stream media turned to the irrational. Gotta keep those talking heads jabbering away with something regardless of how ludicrous or insane it is..! Sad to see our culture is going this route; just hope the last sane person remembers to turn out the lights…

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  4. Jon permalink
    April 6, 2014 1:52 pm

    I’ve been saying since the disappearance of the airliner that they should ask D.B .Cooper, the original hi-jacker. Me thinks it’s in his barn!! LOL!!

    The American Legion which my wife & I frequent, has banned the e-cigarettes, too.

    The do-gooders at the Minneapolis city council have come up with their latest gem to make the city a “zero-waste city. My idea is to start by them resigning, getting rid of the public employee unions & reigning in the spending. There’s zero waste for you.

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