Sunday, July 20, 2014

What happens when you try to cheat somebody with Asperger's

The letter I intend to send to Lifewise Insurance and the State, which are claiming that denial of care for the first $10,500 is the standard Bronze Level Affordable Health Care contract in Oregon. Upon review, they are correct. You pay the premiums, and they do nothing, unless you happen to use more than $10,500 worth of services, at which point they finally step in and do something. ----------------------------------------- I clearly was not given the opportunity to review this Policy Information Sheet before signing. It is equally clear that I signed up for insurance in which I pay premiums and get nothing back until I spend over $10,500 in a year for my family. The enclosed bill for preventative care that I received from my doctor’s office proves this goes far beyond just prescriptions, and well into denial of care; however it is within the terms of the contract. I have no doubt that I have now been told the truth; and that the Affordable Care Act minimums are somehow worse for my particular situation than the plan I had before that did not somehow meet those minimums. Apparently, health insurance that actually bothers to pay something for care, is not within those minimums. You asked how you can avoid these problems in the future. I suggest a big flashing warning on all Bronze Level plans on Cover Oregon: This Plan Will Not Pay Any Claim Until the Full Deductible Is Met, Even if it Pushes Your Family Into Bankruptcy. Where I come from, in Silverton, Oregon, we have a name for a contract like that- fraudulent. However, it is apparently now clearly allowed by the big city lawyers who have rewritten our laws to be against the consumer in every instance. Luckily, as of July 21, I have the chance to sign up for group insurance for my family, and will be doing so. I will remember to avoid any Bronze Level “Affordable Care Act” plan in the future, as it is clear that my government is in collusion with the insurance companies, and such plans are neither Affordable nor Care. Please cancel my Bronze Level Plan, and we will be sending this letter instead of our August Premium. Maybe one day we’ll have the violent revolution we need to get our country back from people who write contracts to avoid actually doing anything for the money they receive, but I’m not holding my breath. I have no faith left that my government is actually doing anything to deserve my taxes.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Feminism causes ISIS

The Gender Confusion Challenge to Army Recruitment - Crisis Magazine: "Psychologists and sociologists have known for a long time that gangs are particularly appealing to fatherless boys because boys who lack the guidance of fathers are most likely to feel insecure about their masculine identity, and thus most likely to seek confirmation of it in the ultra-masculine activities of gangs."

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Every once in a while, John Stewart hides a brilliant idea in a joke.

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"Gaza Strip map2" by Gringer (talk) 14:01, 8 January 2009 (UTC) - SVG version of File:Gaza_Strip_map.png, created using Inkscape v. 0.46. with help from GIMP 2.4.7.: For Country Borders: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Gaza-Strip Overview Map For roads, text, and population areas, I traced/typed from File:Gaza_Strip_map.png Minimap made using Israel location map.svg by User:NordNordWest Colours in the main map were changed to those in w:Wikipedia:WikiProject_Maps#Map_colors. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

This is the Gaza Strip. The Joke John Steward made is "They have two borders- Israel and Egypt- and both are closed. Where are they supposed to evacuate to?"

What many people don't know is "Palestine" is a foreign word, an Ottoman name for "Filistinian" or "Philistine", also known as South Syria. The Philistines were the successors to the great Phoenecian Empire, the greatest sailing trade empire of the region. Look at that map, look at that other border- do you think we western countries have a way to evacuate civilians out of the area?

From a CNN alert in my inbox this morning

At least three rockets were fired from Gaza toward southern Israel, about two hours after a temporary lull in hostilities began to allow humanitarian supplies to be delivered to Gaza, the Israeli military said.

Hamas to the rest of the world: We don't need your stinkin' humanitarian supplies.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Bad Evangelist Club: Sola Scriptura and the “Essentials”? | Catholic Lane

The Bad Evangelist Club: Sola Scriptura and the “Essentials”? | Catholic Lane: "
Belief in God.
Belief in Christ Jesus’ deity and humanity – that He is both God and man (Cf. John 1:1; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 4:1-4; Romans 10:9).
Belief that you are a sinner in need of God’s mercy (Cf. 1 John 1:10).
Belief that Christ Jesus died on the Cross and rose bodily from the grave (Cf. John 2:19-21; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
Belief that grace through faith in Christ is necessary for salvation (Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 3:1-2, 5:1-4)."

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Also known as "Heads I win, Tails the Church Loses".

Monday, July 14, 2014

'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube : NPR

'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube : NPR: " I went to college and got my degree in architecture, and I thought that someday I would be an adult and have a real job."

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Weird Al has a degree in architecture?!?!?  I now want to hire him to build a theme park.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Crazy idea of the week

Penance cards for common problems. A saint on the front related to the problem, a QR code on the back leading to some form of help for the problem. For instance, a card with St. Augustine of Hippo on the front may have a QR code on the back leading to the website of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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