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AMERICAS FUTURE. ARE YOU PREPARED?

I received an E mail from my old friends, Mike & Emma Cobb that aroused me to post this article. All of the facts quoted were from the message and I have paraphrased and added some commentary to better describe the speed and impacts of these major changes we face “NOW”. I am not prepared for this, are you?

I have watched the invention of so many new changes in my 84+ years it makes my mind swirl to even think of what is upon us today. I have seen the telephone revolution from crank phones and live operators to ones today with more options than the first IBM computer. My first “bag phone weighed over 5 pounds. I communicated with customers in the early 1990’s by cable grams. In Asia at that time I could not even reach my wife by telephone except in large cities like Singapore and Tokyo. Get ready folks we have some real adjustments headed our way at warp speed.

Get ready to imagine a world without a Post Office. They are in financial trouble that even Congress will have no way to sustain its operation much longer. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the revenue required to just keep the post office alive. Most of your mail today is catalogs you don’t use, charities begging for donations usual junk mail and bills.

I read that Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with checks by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars each year to process checks. Credit and debit cards coupled with online transactions will be the only way to pay your bills unless you go in person. We already pay some bills by having the seller debit your bank account. I still get my SS check by mail but the same government that supports the Post Office is demanding I accept a direct deposit in my bank. If we can’t get bills or pay bills by check the Post Office can’t survive with Valentine, birthday and Christmas cards to even pay its retired employees. Walmart could make a profit running the postal service and they have the stores in place.

Next is the Newspaper. The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper. They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. I get a request to subscribe to the internet versions of the Austin newspaper today by E mail. Printed newspapers will disappear like the iceman, milkman and laundryman that were in business when I was a boy. I read that the newspapers are meeting Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone  companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.

Some will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. Some people can’t handle any change. Now you can download books, movies, live TV and music at a fraction of the cost of a book, DVD or an album. Times have changed the market and reduced the costs. As an example you can now download music from iTunes and just by the one song you really wanted instead of the entire album.

Land line telephones are already an unnecessary expense unless you have a large family, make a lot of local calls or have a Fax machine. Most people, like me, just keep it simply because I have always had one. If you still have a land line you are paying double charges for that extra service. All of the cell phone companies will let you call other customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes.*

Television revenues are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. They also play games, visit Facebook, Twitter, etc,cable get the news from blogs and lots of other activities that consume the time that they used spend watching TV. Cable and satellite rates are increasing and we now have to endure an increased volume of commercials about every 4 minutes.

Another thing that older Americans were made to learn was cursive handwriting. Many schools no longer even teach “joined handwriting” because nearly everything is done now on computers or keyboards of some type.

Privacy was a right all American enjoyed that is now a thing of the past. It’s gone. In fact it’s been gone for a long time. Now we have cameras on the street, in most of the buildings and even built into your computer and cell phone. The government, and God only know how many others know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates and the Google Street View.

If you buy something, your buying habits are known by anyone who desires to buy them. Living in a rural area like I do makes buying from the internet a necessity rather than an option. I can purchase or just shop on the web for a pair of shoes and when I go to the Weather Channel five minutes later I will see an ad for the exact shoes I just bought or looked for.

Saving the best item to close with from the article I received was one thing that Obama, Congress, the Supreme Court or anybody else on earth can’t change is our “Memories”

Along with myself, many have already lost or can’t remember some already!

I wish I could give credit to the person that wrote the article I received but the message and even my commentary should be a warning that our biggest enemy is our own government. You can be assured they will find ways to make it worse, more difficult and tax it to maintain our welfare systems. Keep the poor, poorer to get re-elected.

C Brewer

OBAMA HAS LOST HIS MIND!

It is beyond belief that our sitting President, Congressional Democrats and the loonies they have surrounded themselves with, actually believe most American voters are stupid.

Today President Obama announced that Obamacare enrollment numbers are proof that people are interested in the healthcare law and assured millions Americans they can keep their cancelled insurance plans if insurance companies continue to offer and provide them.

HIS EXACT WORDS

“I said we would do everything we can to fix this problem and today I’m offering an idea that would help do it. Already people who pre-date the Affordable Care Act can keep those plans if they haven’t changed, that was already in the law. That’s what’s called a grandfather clause that was included in the law,” Obama said. “Today we’re going to extend that principle both people whose plans have changed since the law took effect so state insurance commissioners still have the power to decide what plans can and can’t be sold in their states but the bottom line is insurers can extend current plans that would otherwise be cancelled into 2014 and Americans whose plans have been cancelled can choose to re-enroll in the same kind of plan. We’re also requiring insurers to extend current plans to inform their customers about two things. One, that protections, what protections these renewed plans don’t include. Number two, that the [Obamacare] marketplace offers new options with better coverage and tax credits that might help you bring down the costs. So, if you received one of these letters, I encourage you to take a look at the marketplace, even if the website isn’t working as smoothly as it should be for everybody yet. The plan comparison tool that lets you browse costs for new plans near you is working just fine. Now this fix won’t solve every problem for every person but it’s going to help a lot of people. Doing more will require work with Congress.”

He wants to shift the blame and responsibility for reinstating cancelled plans to the insurance companies Obamacare has costs them millions to develop the rotten and unnecessary requirements that it forced them to provide.

Is there anyone outside of an insane asylum who actually believes that the insurance industry is the reason we have this chaos? Is there a business man alive that could wave his magic wand and rewrite the millions of cancelled policies that were caused by ObamaScare and meet the state and national requirements that they “MUST” comply with in time to meet deadlines?

ObamaScare is a catastrophic failure shoved down most American citizen’s throat by a President and Congressional Democrats who are not required to comply with. What will it take to wake up the dingbats that vote for these morons?

Obama also stated, “It is important to understand though that the old individual market as not working well and it’s important that we don’t pretend that that’s somehow a place worth going back to,” Obama said. “It [the fix] allows us to be able to say to the folks who received these notices that I as the United States [and Obamacare] are not going to get in the way of you shopping for the insurance you used to have.”

He commented about the ongoing chaos of healthcare.gov, by saying that the issue isn’t simply about the website but about purchasing insurance online being “complicated.” I wonder how many times he has bought something online. Amazon would not exist if it was complicated to buy anything online.

He then stated “Even if we get the site fixed, insurance is complicated to buy,” Obama said. “It is not possible for me to guarantee that hundreds of people going on the website will have a seamless process.” That is what we used insurance agents to do before he screwed up the entire insurance industry. He has provided billions for Acorn trained people to help you navigate the website and how to cheat the system.

Next he stated, “It has now been six weeks since the Affordable Care Act’s new marketplace opened for business. I think it’s fair to say that the rollout has been rough so far and I think everybody understands that I am not happy about the fact that the rollout has been rout with a whole range of problems,” Obama said. “The problems of the website have prevented too many people from completing the enrollment process but there’s no questions there’s a demand for quality affordable healthcare.”

Who in God’s name cares whether he is happy or not? I solidly believe he has no common sense and that he has led his entire Democratic members of Congress to defeat just like the pied piper lured all of the rats to jump into the sea. If he does he will be a hero, even in my mind. 

Unfortunately the Republicans will continue to fight each other and allow the Democrats, who forced this debacle, to be re-elected by the people who want everything free. Folks the cup runneth over today but I suppose they can then rob or steal what they need so they can still sit on their butts and do nothing.  

When asked about his plummeting approval numbers, President Obama said, “In terms of impact on me, there are going to be ups and downs during the course of my Presidency.” His objective is to destroy our freedoms and he will before he leaves office if the Democrats win the House majority next year. That my friends will remove them all and we can just wonder which freedom we will lose next.

If by a miracle the Republicans were able to capture the control of both the House and the Senate, Obama has lost nothing and can prepare for his move to Hawaii. The Democratic losers will then hopefully understand that you better read what you vote for, before you vote, next time.

C Brewer

AMERICANS VOTERS ARE JUST STUPID!

Virginia voters just proved it!

The confusion, spending, chaos and failure evolving over the past few years coming from the Washington, District of Clowns,  is like watching re-runs of the three Stoogies. Congress, the Executive and the Judiciary Branches of government have replaced Larry, Curley and Moe. Anyone with a miniscule amount of common sense understands that our entire government has Mad Cow disease.

The only people more stupid than our government leaders are the ones who elected these incompetent liars. Tuesday the majority of voters in Virginia proved their stupidity by electing a Governor who helped try to force “Hillarycare” down our throats, a pure Socialized Medical program, some twenty years ago.

Obamacare was designed to fail and the truth is now being exposed by the media, five years too late. Even the Democrats who designed this monster are running to hide and beg forgiveness before next year’s Congressional elections. They don’t have to worry as the young women, those on welfare, illegals, blacks, Hispanics, Progressives and the dead always vote for the democrats.

Look at the facts, irresponsible enrollment problems, millions of government forced insurance policy cancellations, absolute chaos from users and inexcusable breaches of privacy. The Obama administration is more concerned about reducing the political damage they created than trying to find out why this debacle happened or how to correct the problems. The website is a perfect example of our government rewarding political donor’s single source contracts instead of using proven professionals to provide products and services. They even turned down free advice from private industry website owners like Amazon that operate much more complicated systems for profitable businesses.

Latest reports show that over 4.2 million insurance cancellation notices have been issued, so far. Remember President Obama’s honest and thousands of times repeated pledge, that “Americans could keep their healthcare plans if they liked them”. That was to get re-elected obviously to anyone who can read or write.

Obama’s now tells people who lose coverage to “just shop around”. Unfortunately for those who have had their insurance cancelled they can’t get access to the politically designed website. Most can’t get their applications processed via the non-electronic options recommended by the President and he knows it. The consumers who have been urged to apply on paper for insurance have discovered that the paper applications were all hung up in the same delays because of website crashes.

While we watch the health care program’s problems get worse, Obama makes a trip to Dallas today. He will praise volunteers at an Obamacare call center who are “helping consumers learn about and enroll in quality, affordable health insurance plans,” the White House said.

Users who attempt to start the registration process every day are greeted by the now-familiar message: “The system is down at the moment.”

CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille said the website is “fixable” and some consumers are able to enroll, so there is no need to take down the site completely as some lawmakers have suggested. She also reported that paper applications are being processed “as quickly as possible and offer a benefit to users, despite revelations about their hurdles in the queue, because they bypass the front-end registration process that jammed up the website”.

I just read a story about Ms. Edie Littlefield Sundby of Southern California. She has battled stage four gallbladder cancer for nearly seven years and now, because of the ACA law she must give up her high-quality coverage and cannot obtain a comparable plan in California’s exchange, even with the help of a trained Obamacare adviser.

“What happened to the president’s promise, ‘You can keep your health plan’? Or to the promise that ‘You can keep your doctor’?” she wrote in The Wall Street Journal. “Thanks to the law, I have been forced to give up a world-class health plan. The exchange would force me to give up a world-class physician.”

Obama added a caveat to his oft-repeated “you-can-keep-it” promise, telling a gathering of supporters in Washington that, “if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really like that plan, what we said was you could keep it, if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed. “We wrote into the Affordable Care Act, you’re grandfathered in on that plan. But if the insurance company changes it, then what we’re saying is they’ve got to change it to a higher standard,” he said. What he left out was if they don’t change it will violate the law.

I just read an article about Mr. Justin Hadley, a North Carolina father that logged onto HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health care plan was canceled. He discovered an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to people from another state. Mr. Hadley, then alerted the conservative Heritage Foundation of the problem and was greeted with downloadable letters about eligibility for two people in South Carolina. One of them, lawyer Thomas Dougall of Elgin, S.C., later said he contacted his congressional representatives to have his personal information removed from the government website.

Why want the mainstream media just fairly report the chaos and remind the public of the facts that Obamacare is a dismal failure. Every democrat who voted for ACA and rammed it down American’s throat, or in my opinion shoved it upward in a part of our body where the sun don’t shine, must admit they were wrong. I personally hope they just ignore the failures and let the pain of the debacle hopefully wake up enough gullible voters to throw the sorry B******’s out.

C Brewer

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