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OK, this sets my hair on fire!

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Where do I come in the debate about health care?  Firmly on the side of everyone in this country having it.  I believe it is a national shame that we have 45 million people without health care.  There are many nations ahead of us who devote part of their national revenues for this very purpose.  Please don’t get me started on some of the stories people sling about long lines, not getting care, not getting operations, etc.  Because they live in Canada or England or France.  Just read this story about medical care in this country – a two-door policy for those who have insurance and those who don’t. Good grief! How elitist; how demeaning!

Imagine that you are someone without care, or perhaps you already are.  This is a situation which I find intolerable and steps must be taken to change.  Change, yes, is always difficult.   I have long since grown tired of the feeling which seems to exist with some individuals that they have what they want and need, and it’s just too bad if others don’t.  I don’t believe we are in this life to take and take.  LIfe is so much more than acquisition.  You can live on little – I know, because I have in my lifetime.  I am fortunate today to have what I need, without extravagance.  My parents brought me up with the belief that we help, not hinder, one another.  I think they had the right idea.

Haven’t we had all that we can take?

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

OK, another soapbox day for me.  We received a letter in the mail a couple of days ago, and then I read this article on my homepage this morning.  My husband and I have flawless credit – we always pay our bills on time, don’t carry any debt on credit cards.  Well, it seems that we and others like us are being punished for not providing banks a way to charge us for something.  So, annual fees are perhaps going to be exacted upon us weary taxpayers who have played by the rules and met our obligations.  Follow this link to the article, and if it affects you the same way it has affected me – SPEAK OUT!  The big banks will find out that we won’t take it anymore if we let them know.  Haven’t we all had enough????????

Enough of this!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

OK, today is one of those days when I have to get out my soapbox and climb aboard.  I read, with disgust, about the size 4 model who has been fired because she no longer fits into the clothing which she is to model!  PULLEEEZZZE!  She happens to be 5′ 10″ tall, and weighs 120 pounds!  I don’t know about the rest of you, but the last time I was a size 4, I was probably in the womb!

Take a look at this link, and think about what this says about women, about pr, about self-image, about the emphasis to be shaped like a twig.  Success in life is not determined by the label in your collar, or in your waistband.  Success, in my opinion, comes from contentment with yourself, contentment in your own skin.  if you have that, you can achieve whatever your heart desires!