What Real Health Care Reform Should Look Like

doctor_patientIf everyone would just step back, and get off of their partisan-hack soapbox, and look at it as a real person with health care needs, maybe we can fix a real problem. Nobody is really doing that, on either side. I’m so sick and tired of all the partisanship in the so-called health care debate. ObamaCare is working, not it’s not. Who gives a flying crap? We don’t want health insurance. We want health care. And we don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for it. Why is that so hard for these clowns in Washington to understand? Another thing- it’s not about numbers, it’s about people.

A Presidential Platform That Will Win- and Bring the Country Together Again

Did you ever wonder why our once great country has become so divided? I can tell you exactly why- and why it’s a terrible idea to continue this separation. I think both sides of the political isle can agree on this if they just step back and really look at it. It’s not that we are more divided now than ever. We have always had our disagreements- and always will. The real problem is- we don’t want to be told what to do- none of us. Our freedom in this country is something within. Whether liberal or conservative, we all want to be living our lives the way we see fit.

My ObamaCare Horror Story

Actual ObamaCare RatesI read a bunch of stories about people who lost their health coverage, had to pay higher premiums, and otherwise got screwed by ObamaCare. I even saw a few liberal media pieces about how great it is, and how all of those stories are fake. Well, I finally got around to doing my own ObamaCare sign-up, and wow- it hurts- bad! In fact, it’s so ridiculous, I have only one choice that makes any sense- don’t buy any health insurance and just pay the penalty.

American Heroes: The Faces of Mesothelioma Victims

American Heros The faces of MesotheliomaOn December 7th, 2011, Pearl Harbor Survivor and Navy Veteran, Frank Curre, passed away exactly 70 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Curre, who had shared his harrowing experience with others, not only suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) type symptoms, but suffered from mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer most often linked to asbestos exposure, a type of exposure which was common for Navy veterans before regulations on the use of asbestos were established. Today, many Navy Veterans who served during the Vietnam War are the faces of mesothelioma victims.

Famous & Infamous Public Intoxication Stories

Ted Kennedy's OldsmobileThe most famous case of driving while intoxicated, or DWI, occurred so far in the past that most of today’s gen X’ers (not to mention gens Y and Z) have never heard of it. For the Boomers and their peer groups, however, it stands as a beacon of what not to do when driving drunk with a passenger when the vehicle leaves the road.
The case is known as the Chappaquiddick Incident, and involves now-deceased Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy, former President John Kennedy’s youngest brother and a charismatic politician in his own right.

5 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits

Don't slip and fall on that banana peel!If you’ve ever watched an episode of Jerry Springer or People’s Court, you might find yourself shaking your head and thinking, “I can’t believe they are suing over that!” It seems that in many personal injury lawsuits, a “personal injury” is loosely defined and filed by plaintiffs who put themselves in dangerous situations or made a bad choice. Instead of admitting to wrongdoing, plaintiffs file lawsuits for situations that many would call “ridiculous”. Personal lawsuits are meant to help injured individuals seek compensation for financial, physical and emotional losses related to the incident. Some injured individuals feel their personal injury lawsuit is legitimate while others are just trying to make money. It’s amazing what some people will do to try to make a buck!

Joining the Navy? Part 2: Seaman Ship Out Guide-Asbestos Awareness

part2Congratulations! You made it through Navy Boot Camp. Are you prepared for an exciting life at sea? During your training you may have learned a bit about asbestos exposure and the potential health dangers it has on Navy veterans. A high percentage of asbestos exposure took place on navy vessels prior to the 1970s, leaving many veterans with asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma, a cancer that may take 10 – 45 years before the first signs. Some of those vessels have been retired to the shipyards, while others are still in use. As a seaman, it’s important that you have asbestos awareness and that you know how to protect yourself and others from unnecessary asbestos exposure.

Joining the Navy? Part 1: Seaman Ship Out Guide-Prep Checklist

navy-girlHas the ocean been calling your name? Have you always felt called to serve your country and stand up to protect your family? If you are considering joining the Navy, or any other branch, then it is imperative that you understand what you are signing up for.

Enlisting as a Seaman can be the start of an exciting and character building adventure. Although many items mentioned here could be applied to those preparing for other branches of services, the Navy has certain unique differences that can’t be found anywhere else. Becoming a Seaman means living at sea, usually aboard a navy vessel or submarine. Unlike other newly enlisted men and women, seamen will go through boot camp training at the only naval boot camp base, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Because all training will be done indoors, in order to prepare seamen for conditions on a navy vessel, it’s important to be prepared for a life with limitations to the outside world. Get your sea legs ready and prepare yourself with a Navy checklist.

Preparing for the Future-Again: Retirement

ssAs many baby boomers enter their golden years, it becomes imperative to have their finances in order. Much like the preparation for life after college, it is now time to prepare for life after retirement. Social Security is a type of social insurance meant to protect citizens from succumbing to financial troubles from unemployment or underemployment due to age, disability, and other special circumstances.