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Autumn Meditations

We’re now officially in the autumn season. It’ll get colder despite global warming. Maybe an early snowfall in late November or early December. And of course Thanksgiving.

I learned today that a tax is not a tax. So went the words of the Anointed One on the ABC Sunday Program with George Stephanopolis. The A.O. once said that words count. How about counting the dollars that will be taken from us by the non-tax?

It seems that the National Endowment for the Arts(NEA), a non-profit supported by tax dollars has become the official appendage of the Obama White House. It’s becoming just like Acorn. What’s happened to our country? You don’t believe this? The link to it for anyone interested is entitled NEA, Acorn.

The Philadelphia Eagles are off to a bad start––– “chaos city.” My prediction: six wins and 10 losses. Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb will be gone when the season ends, and the “Dog Killer” (Michael Vick) becomes the first string quarterback. Oh my, what’s become of football?

But before I close, I’d like to tell you about something amazing! From the New York Times no less. The Science Times section of the NYT(9/22) reported that The United States has been put at the bottom of international health scorecards because of uninsured citizens and its relatively low life expectancy. But Dr. Samuel H. Preston found that the U.S.healthcare system provides superior treatment even when the uninsured are included in his analysis. Dr. Preston’s work indicates that The U.S. actually does a quite satisfactory job of identifying and treating major diseases. The longevity gap, Dr. Preston indicates, is mostly due to the relatively high rates of illness and death among middle-aged Americans, primarily from heart disease and cancer. Those deaths have been blamed on the healthcare system, a convenient target for those who are pushing for “Healthcare Reform” and a single payer government program as found in Canada and Europe. But, perhaps what we are dealing with is a societal problem, a demographic problem, that is unrelated to the medical care system itself. Will anybody listen. Not likely.

3 Responses to “Autumn Meditations”

  1. DANIEL GARSHMAN Says:

    THE ANOINTED ONE PROVED HIMSELF NOT TO BE AS ANOINTED AS “HE” & HIS FOLLOWERS BELIEVED IN HIS EFFORTS AS “SUPER” SALESMAN ON THE OLYMPIC SITE SELECTION. WHAT WILL HIS LOYAL FOLLOWERS SAY NOW?

    ON THE MATTER OF THE EAGLES, I CAN SAY NO MORE THEN IS POINTED OUT IN “THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE”. WE ARE IN A STATE OF CORRUPTION IN THE WORLD TODAY & A NATION OF SPECTATORS CONTINUES THAT TRADITION.

  2. DANIEL GARSHMAN Says:

    I HAVE ANOTHER COMMENT THAT I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT AS FOLLOWS:
    AL GORE IS THE “GREAT” ENVIRONMENTAL “SAVIOR”. ACTUALLY HIS ONLY INTEREST IN THE ENVIRONMENT, IN MY OPINION, IS THAT OF MAKING MONEY FOR HIMSELF. HE IS PART OF A ENVIRONMENTAL LOBBYING GROUP. THEY HAVE SUCCEEDED IN OBTAINING $500 MILLION+ U.S. GOVERNMENT STIMULUS FUNDS TO DEVELOP A BATTERY OPERATED CAR. NOT ONLY ARE THE FUNDS FOR A SCANDINAVIAN COMPANY, BUT THE CARS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE SOLD AT A PRICE APPROACHING $100, 000 PER VEHICLE. THE QUESTION IS: WHY WOULD OUR GOVERNMENT GIVE A FOREIGN COMPANY SUCH FUNDS, OTHER THEN THE FACT THAT AL GORE IS PART OF THE UNSAVORY “GANG” CURRENTLY CONTROLLING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. IF AL GORE IS REALLY FOR SAVING THIS PLANET, HOW COME HE ISSUED NO COMPLAINT ABOUT THE “HUGE” CARBON FOOTPRINT LEFT WHEN PRES. OBAMA WENT TO SWEDEN IN ONE 747, & HIS WIFE (WHO WAS SUPERFLUOUS) WENT IN ANOTHER 747 IN A SALESMAN’S JOB (AT THE EXPENSE OF THE U.S TAXPAYER ????).
    IS GORE REALLY INTERESTED IN THIS COUNTRIES WELFARE OR AS A MEMBER OF THE “GANG”, JUST FATTENING HIS OWN POCKETS?

  3. admin Says:

    Hi Dan—

    I completely agree with your comments about Obama and Gore. Both are detrimental to all good things American. But not the Eagles. They represent bread and circuses, which by 2012 will be all we have in the Philadelphia area.

    Bill

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