Monday, October 23, 2017

#Lawyer and #Author or #writer depending upon definition

Both can be lonely.

#Nostalgia #1980s

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Don’t blame #Obamacare for your high premiums—blame Republicans and insurance companies

Republicans didn’t set up exchanges properly, which meant hundreds of thousands couldn’t get health care. This kept the insurance pool small. Smaller pools mean higher premiums. In the states where Obamacare was properly implemented, rates are reasonable. Of course the Republicans have no viable alternative. They never do. And they obstruct to everyone’s detriment.

Insurance companies charge whatever they want. They used this as an opportunity to jack up their rates. In most states a few companies have monopolies.

Trump’s cutting subsidies puts 500,000 out of the insurance market in NC. This will lead to rate increases next year.

Obamacare does work and will work over time. What we should do is provide universal healthcare through Medicare.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Lawyers have dangerous jobs sometimes #lawyerslife

The law isn't the safest professions sometimes because lawyers deal with human conflict, which is often raw and unreasoned. People say and do dumb things. Often the lawyer is on the receiving end of these kinds of shenanigans. As they say, it is a crazy world out there, and there are rough seas.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

#JohnKelly thinks this is okay

#SpenceratUF is trying to revive the bones of past hatred with new fire

Richard Spencer went to college at UVA, and we were in the same class. I don't recall him being active politically. Neither does anyone I know. His stances and his actions are disappointing and alarming. He organized and led the Charlottesville protest. He is trying to revive the dead bones of history with new fire.

Here's an artistic rendering of the dead beast he wants to revive:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dragon eyes are on you #inksketch

Eyes are on you no matter what you do.
You may think you can't be seen, 
but I know that to be untrue.
I should bust out and say boo.

Laugh and heehaw.
At your fall.
That's what I'd do.

Are #CTE cases the next big tobacco?

Possibly. It appears evidence was covered up, lied about, or both. The issue isn't so much the injuries as players weren't told about them. As a result, the injuries got worse, violence occured, and suicides occurred. Look at Aaron Hernandez, Junior Seau, and Dave Duerson. Hernandez likely killed several people. Seau and Duerson both committed suicide. These are just a few examples.

A lot more cases will be uncovered. Colleges and Universities are also fair game.

The old question what did you know, and when did you know it? At least to start, this is the key inquiry.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Blame #DonaldTrump and the General Assmbly's failure to set up health care exchanges for rising health care costs NOT #Obamacare

Health care costs are on the rise. In fact, they are skyrocketing. And why is this? Health care exchanges were never set up properly because North Carolina Republicans wouldn't set them up. As a result, the health insurance pool is not as large as it should be. In addition, Donald Trump signed an executive order cutting funding for health care subsidies. This means 500,000 people in North Carolina will be without health insurance.

In states were the exchanges were set up properly such as Ohio the cost of health insurance has gone down.

If Obamacare were fully implemented, all of our health insurance costs would go down. So don't blame Obamacare. Blame the Republicans for not setting up the exchanges and Trump for his most recent executive order that's laid waste to health insurance in America.

Monday, October 16, 2017

#BrainDrain #microstory #Inksketch

People don't get smarter over time. If you are born dumb, you will always be dumb.

Elroy didn't believe in turning his headlights on when it wasn't fully dark. He always said, "God will protect me."

At six in the evening on October 6th Elroy drove home. He went through an intersection. A driver turning right failed to see Elroy, and he pulled out.

"Oh God," said Elroy right before he plowed into the car. Elroy died instantly as did the driver turning.

Next day the paper quoted the trooper on the scene, "If he'd just had his lights on, and, if the other guy had paid attention, none of this would've happened. People are so stupid."