Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! So good, as always, to be with you on this Wednesday morning here in Osterville, a little village that is now free of the summer crowd once again, with the streets empty at 5:30 a.m., I spun down to Dowses Beach to watch the sun rise, another beautiful sight to behold. You know, after watching Keith Olberman last night, “Countdown, with Keith Olberman”, airing every week night at 8 and 11 p.m., EST, on MSNBC, I thought it might not rise…some pretty scary stuff going on in this country of ours, as the real crazies seem to be coming out of the woodwork. Take, for example, Terry Jones, a ‘preacher’ from some southern state, either Arkansas or South Carolina, who, in his, and perhaps someone who is putting him up to it, infinite wisdom, is planning on a big “book burning” of the Islamic equivalent of the Bible, the Quran, on his front lawn, complete with signs of hate, i.e., Islam is evil, etc. This wonderful event will take place on, when else, September 11, 2010. The situation is so serious, that yesterday General David Petraeus, our commander in the field in Afghanistan, said, in a very serious statement to the AP and world press at large, that the burning of the Quran would be akin to the images of abu ghraib, the torturing of prisoners, that fueled anger in the Muslim world, especially with extremists, and thus, put American men and women in uniform, along with the civilians that they are trying to, “win the hearts and minds of,” and protect, in grave danger and could hurt the overall war effort. Not surprisingly, the p.o.h.n./tea party movement, you know, Mitch, Billy bob (Boehner), Bachmann, Cantor, Palin, Beck, you know, all your favorite puppets., are all SILENT on this one, taking their hypocrisy to another level, as I can still hear the echo of their battle cry just a few days ago, “we must support our troops!”, placing THEIR politics above and beyond the safety of our men and women in uniform–what a bunch of scumbags. This clown, Terry Jones, claims that he is “praying about it”, what the hell does that mean? Praying about it? Just like Sarah Palin was prayed over by some strange priest who was performing some kind of exorcism on her…is that what you mean by “praying about it…”?! I can just see dear sister Sarah in her jammies now, AND ACTION: “Dear Lord, please give us the strength to burn as many of the evil terrorists’ manifestos called the Quran, for the text therein, is filled with such blasphemy, that goes against your chosen few, you know, us good, Christian white folk who hate anything that doesn’t look like US. What’s more, dear lord, it is filled with anti-christian threats, (even though the word “Islam”, in essence, means “peace”, like the word in the Jewish faith, “Shalom”) and must, therefore, be stopped, even if it means that innocent lives will be lost, I will go with the “will of god”, and my own ego, and all the egos of my warped friends, FOX NEWS, Rupert “arrrggghhhhhh”, Murdoch, his business partner, the North Korean Mr. Ill or something like that, and the blessed Sarah Palin, that’s me, and all of the good folks at the tea party movement, who gave us a bunch of money to burn these here Qurans, hell, we didn’t even have to buy the gasoline!” Amen, dear sister, Amen. As “Denmark” gets smellier and smellier, I want to add one more log to the fire, and that is the abomination called, “Health America”, an insurance company who denied life saving, European approved drugs, to save the life of a little boy who had cancer and was being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His name was Kyler Von Nocker, and he was only 5 years old. He died two days ago, and, as reported by Ronnie Polaneczky, of the Philadelphia Daily News, a friend and advocate for the Von Nocker family, the sins of insurance companies like Health America, ironically named, will be noticed by the world at large NOW. This family, a strong father who came public with his son’s story in February of this year, has been put through hell, as this is not a case of someone without insurance, rather a vital family WITH insurance, and an insurance company that would not pay these very legitimate claims, therefore, creating the death of this little boy. This is THE classic example of insurance companies making decisions above and beyond the doctors’ and hospitals’ heads. These ARE the death panels. I saw this working in the insurance world of “large case, i.e. fairly large companies” corporate “employee benefits” where I worked as a consultant (17 years) for the world’s largest insurance broker, Marsh, Inc., in both New York and Boston, as well as AON, the second largest broker in the world, based out of Chicago, working in Denver, Colorado. As a consultant, these insurance companies actually worked for me, as they competed for my business, i.e. all of the companies that hired me to go out and buy insurance, medical, dental, LTD, Life Insurance, 401 (k)’s for their employees as a group. I saw this stuff first hand, where employers would call me about one of their employees not getting his claim paid, and, as I looked into these cases, the norm became akin to pulling teeth with the insurance carriers to pay out even minor claims, let alone “premies”, pre-mature births, cancer patients, like Kyler and other “catastrophic claims”, as the insurance industry calls them. I quit the insurance industry for this reason, among others, as I could see just how polluted this “industry” had become, and moreover, was becoming. I had no idea that it would become so corrupt. It was all about the money and “cost containment”, another word for “denying claims”. This is one of the pillars of problems facing this nation, with one industry, like the insurance industry, trying to keep pace with the corrupt oil and gas industry, the coal industry, the banking industry…..pick your poison. These are the employers of the p.o.h.n./tea party movement, in the wrong direction, and these are the evil “men behind the curtain,” credit Frank L. Baum, and his first book, “The Wizard of OZ,” who are systematically taking down the United States of America and turning it into a free for all, a corrupt “free market”, that only rewards the few who are legitimately “in the game”, or, know how to play it, while the rest of the people, let alone wildlife and the environment, are left to twist in the wind, literally and figuratively. So, on this day, say a little pray for a 5 year old boy who needlessly lost his battle with cancer, all for the bottom line of a nameless, faceless, heartless, soulless, insurance company ironically called, “HEALTH AMERICA”… GOD’S SPEED to the GULF, all of the people of the Bayou, the SEA TURTLES, DOLPHINS, WHALES, BROWN PELICANS, and marsh lands therein…..may the filthy corporation bp see Justice served it soon. Have a great day everybody! Peace~M
September 8, 2010
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