Let it be known that my affordable health care has increased by nearly $100 again this year. I am now paying nearly $1000 a month- very affordable! I paid about $450 dollars a month before it became affordable.  Thank you to Barack Obama, Congress, and Cigna for all your help with this matter. I am so happy to support big business, giant healthcare concerns, Wall Street, and all the entitled millions of Americans, and non-Americans, that need my help.

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“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.”

From The Rights of British America, 1774 by Thomas Jefferson

Give this statement some thought, and think about the change that never occurs no matter how many times you vote or for whom you vote.

Many of us have been around to see a number of “bubbles burst”, as economists and disinformation sources like to put it. Let’s start with my favorite, the Savings and Loan scandal of the 1980’s (thank you very much Bush family). Then we have the housing bubble of the 1990’s, next the tech bubble of the 2000’s, and finally the Great Recession of recent memory (my memory at any rate).

So, what is next? Will it be a bursting bubble? Or an Earth-shattering, or at least dream-shattering, explosion? My choice for a title so far is “The Great Lie of the Teens.”

 

I just got off the phone with my insurance agent. It seems that my health plan, once again, does not fall withing the guidelines of the “Affordable Care Act”.  And so, once again, it is being phased out. The result, once again, the cost will go up- another $100 per month perhaps.

On the bright side, if this continues to happen I might reach the point where I pay so much for health care coverage that I will be able to get subsidies!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- God Bless America!

And I’ve been wondering why I’ve been planning my Halloween costume for so long? Why do I, why do so many of us put so much time and energy and effort into this “holiday”? The reason is simple, and summed up nicely by Jello Biafra and crew in the song “Halloween“. You can listen to the song on Youtube, and you probably should.

The summary answer: Halloween presents everyone with one chance a year to become someone or something else. One time each year we can let go, we can dress up and become our alter-egos, the person we would rather be, the Tyler Durden hidden deep inside. And the best part is that we are accepted as that person. Our fantasies are fulfilled, our year-long dream realised.

But what does this tell us about our lives? This is the real question we should be asking. Jello addresses it clearly, but it boils down to examining the costumes we wear for the other 364 days of the year. Monday we’re back in our cubicle- the yoke is still around our neck, the bills are still there, the car still needs work, we still wish we were someone else.

So what do we do about it? Take the plunge, make every day Halloween.