Ogami Itto… Enlightenment… and Salvation….

Been reading about Heian-era Japan (pre-Feudal) as background for maybe a new milieu for stories. Some of the Western Writers refer to Buddhist Enlightenment as “salvation”. That understanding is off compared to Christian Salvation. Enlightenment means coming to realization that we cannot change the world to our liking through struggle, but must accept and harmonize with the Universal Energy which works towards the mean. That brings something akin to Christian Joy, but still… at the end of life… the soul or real person goes to one of six realms from which they are again reincarnated and again must work towards elevating self in next life. Everything bad that happens to someone is because of evil done in past lives. Responsibility is lacking.

I have also been watching some old (as in my age) Japanese period movies. Sanjuro…. Which is the name the Ronin gives as his…. “About Thirty… but now… I am truly about Forty….” (Thus, I must be Gojuro… though I am approaching Rokujuro….)

Mostly I’ve been watching Zatoichi (blind masseuse who fights with an unusual left-handed underhand technique- all Samurai fight right-handed) and Lone Wolf and Cub. Ogami Itto is one of my favorite characters. Name means Wolf One-sword, but gami… or kami also means spirit… and the wolf in Japan is a spirit who guards humans from danger on mountains…. Powerful imagery…. The Lone Wolf was the Official Executioner… which… like butchers and tanners… should be ritually impure…. And… he becomes an assassin…. More bad karma…. And… he takes his only son with him on his path of revenge… thus damning him… karmically speaking… to Hell in the next life as well…. But… they are both calm…. Resolute…. Enlightened…. They accept their fate…. Meifumado…. The Road to Hell….

I guess the concept is similar to Purgatory….

I bring that up to discuss this…. In Buddhist thought… our state in this life is tied to our past decisions… not our current decisions… but Ogami Itto and Daigoro are not stuck in Hell…. They will be reborn…. Reincarnated…. And start again…. Even if they are ALMOST to the final heaven… they will be reborn… and have to live another life to attain perfection…. Life is lived towards what happens AFTER death….

WOW!!! That concept seems familiar!

Enlightenment is about accepting fate….

That brings Joy…. Joy… but not Salvation…. Acceptance… of something… less….

But when I ponder… Joy is a good thing….

How do I get to Enlightenment… without giving up on Eternal Salvation…?

Accept that I have no control over my life….

God is in control… not the Universe…. Not the Uncaring Cosmic Void….

God loves me…. Ultimately… everything happens for my good…. And… that’s GREAT!!!

Yogi Berra, Polarity Changes, Anthropogenic Global Climate Change, and Other Musings….

Sorry…. Been otherwise indisposed….

Maybe I’ve been studying to much chess. Or Chemistry. Or writing.

Disinterested….

Distracted from actual creative writing….

Otherwise indisposed….

What happened… as though I actually needed to explain myself….

Was called upon to do some consulting that involves quite a bit of Arcane Chemistry…. Trying to figure out some things that seem to be based more on Alchemical principles than Chemical reasoning…. Hint: Quantum Mechanics supposedly brought us out of the world of Alchemy… and into the world of Science… but some aspects of Science still reside in the world of religion….

Glass Chemistry is one of those areas…. Polymer Chemistry is another (though significantly less so)….

That’s the Preface. Here’s a segue….

Just returned from Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Spent most of trip studying Chemistry. Glass. Polymers. Acid-base. Oxydation-reduction. And biocompatibility. Let’s just say I disagree with some of the methodology….

Almost didn’t make it to Atlanta. Almost go trapped at the airport in Boston. The weather window tried to slam shut in our faces. Atlanta was iced in. Winter Storm Pax was a bit more vicious than its name would imply….

Polar vortex…. Anthropogenic Global Climate Change…. Back to the future… which is nothing more than the past repeating itself…. Again…. Like Yogi Berra said: “It’s like deja-vu all over again!”

In other words, this is my first REAL New England Winter. The Currier and Ives picture postcard kind. Even my daughter noticed it and commented. But the NEWS REPORTERS seem to be at that sweet age….

The age of blissful forgetfulness….

Even my father commented to me almost half a century ago that the Winters were getting noticeably warmer… in Mississippi….

But he has dementia….

As for those who are younger… and thus never formed the memories that older folks and News Reporters seem to forget… I guess the quote should be corrected. It’s like uv-ajed all over again. Uv-ajed is the feeling that you’ve never experienced what should be a common situation before….

That’s where the press… and some politicians… and politically correct people seem to be stuck today…. Stuck in a perpetual state of uv-ajed…. No matter what they see around them…. They seem to be unable to accept the commonality….

Seems like a defense mechanism to me….

This time… I’m going to skip the segue…. This is a blunt transition….

I’m not a Climate Scientist. I thank God that I’m not. I enjoy rationality… and sanity… way too much….

I’m not a Liberal Progressive Socialist Fascist either. And I don’t seek to obfuscate the Truth in a blanket of political correctness in order to serve a religion… such as Secular Humanism… which is attempting to stealthily promulgate a State Religion… while denying that their steadfast beliefs fit the definition of a religion… because that serves their agenda…. Depends on what the definition of “is” is, I reckon….

Now… I’m jumping back to Science….

Anthropogenic Climate Change proselytizers denied it initially, but it’s certainly true…. The polarity of the Sun is flipping… and that seems to be affect the temperature on Earth…. No body knows why…. And thus… the Anthropomorphic Global Warming/Climate Change model doesn’t reflect that aspect of the dynamics of Earth’s Climate….

It’s like the model of the ’79 Chevy Camaro my son gave me for my birthday a few years back….

I have it. I love it. I think it’s beautiful. I just haven’t been able to put it together yet….

Incomplete models are… fairly worthless…. Like Yogi Berra said: “It’s tough to make predictions. Especially about the future.” But I think he said something else that explains the irrationality that is inherent in Secular Humanists. And Anthropogenic Global Climate Change proselytizers. And Liberal Progressive Socialist Fascists, especially the radical Populism-spewing Anarcho-Communist Occupation-less Occupiers… the Anti-Capitalist Society-sucking Destructionist 99%ers… who blame everyone who are obstructionists who blame everyone who is productive… and Society… who feeds and shelters them… while they do nothing but complain… and attack… and refuse to be accountable…. The great sage so sagely said: “In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”

That about sums it up. In theory… John Maynard Keynes could be right… But in practice… he isn’t…. Wasn’t…. And will never be…. Because theory is always limited in scope. The degrees of freedom are restricted in theory. But not in practice. In theory… all variables are known through observed data… or calculable data… or through calculation of fudge factors…. The problem is… practice is controlled by unknown and largely unknowable factors….

Now… back to what Yogi said…. And… Other Musings….

Humans tend not to randomly distribute…. Random distribution has never been shown to exist in anything. It’s a Fig Newton of man’s imagination. Delicious. Fattening. Tempting. Non-organic and not nutritious….

Still… I love the concept of Fig Newtons…. Delicious…! And… fruity… esque….

But… back to humans… and random distribution…. Doesn’t really happen…. At least not with the frequency some would lead us to believe…. Even when considering conditions which appear on the surface to be randomly distributed…. Like politics…. And Science…. And humor….

Opposites don’t attract. Like does. Like water. And oil. Water is hydrophilic. Water loves water. Water droplets stick together. Hydrogen bonding. Oil droplets stick together when put in water or vinegar and shaken. Men are like that, too. We tend to love ourselves. And others like ourselves. Man is homophilic. Some men more than others. Man is most comfortable with other men like ourselves, even if that just means that strange men are attracted to strangers…. Weird attracts weirder….

While I’m sailing along…. On that tack…. On that gybe…. Talking that jive….

Secular Humanists are almost always Liberal Progressive Socialists…. Darwinian in all aspects…. They are prone to ridicule others… but easily offended if their opinion is opposed…. Just like Liberal Progressive Socialist Fascists…. And their politically correct sycophants….

Why…?

Because they believe they are absolutely RIGHT in a fundamentalist way. They believe being absolutely RIGHT entitles them to impose their will on sub-humans… because sub-humans are stupid… which makes them detestable and ignorant… and means that they should be treated like animals for their own good….

One problem with believing that one is RIGHT in a religiously fundamentalist way…. One cannot contemporaneously be objective….

And… the Left is not… and cannot… be objective…. They MUST be in control…. They DEMAND their way….

How do they justify their controlling… abusive… behavior…?

Inherent superiority…. Entitlement…. By sincerely believing and espousing the belief that anyone who does not agree with them must be… IS… stupid…. Ignorant…. Beneath them intellectually…. Sub-human….

Which any reasonable, rational, educated person would immediately recognize as nothing more than the most vulgar form of bigotry….

So… they MUST stick their heads in the sand… to hide their eyes… and remain ignorant….

That’s why the Secular Humanists have made a Fundamentalist Religion out of Science…. Replaced the Scientific Method with Psuedo-Science that claims absolute knowledge… in what used to be a dynamic, thoughtful discipline….

Ok. I’ve wandered off topic….

Well…. Not really….

For the thoughtful amongst you… consider this….

I mentioned that the Sun is flipping polarity. The Earth is due to flip polarity soon as well. Overdue actually. No one knows what that will mean. Humans have never experienced the phenomenon….

As we approach the flip… the Northern Lights are seen further and further South…. And the Southern Lights are seen further and further North…. Because the protective Magnetic Fields of Earth are less strong…. Which means the Solar Wind and Cosmic radiation is penetrating the Earth’s atmosphere more and more easily….

And… consider this….

The South Atlantic Anomaly…. A thinning in the Inner Van Allen Radiation Belt…. A hole in the protective layer… the shield… surrounding the Earth that just happens to be centered over the unpopulated South Atlantic Ocean….

When the Earth’s poles flip… will cell phones and electronic communications suddenly not work… in the American Northeast…? Will airplane communications will become more difficult.. leading to more accidents…? Will drones potentially be affected…?  Will radiation… and therefore skin cancer… and other types of cancer… skyrocket…? Could even effect Superbowl broadcast, unless you have cable….

I’ve never heard anyone talk about the possible consequences….

Spending too much time on the ObamaScare Roll Out, Benghazi Cover-up and IRS targeting of Conservative groups, I guess…. Focused on the important things…. From a political power perspective….

ObamaScare: Getting Scarier!!!

Got a call on my cell last night. Out of the blue. Mass Health Connector….

February 27th is the last day to pay for coverage starting March 1. Open enrollment is about to end….

I have previously documented that I made the multi-hour trek in to Boston TWICE to pay for January and again to pay for February. I have receipts….

The phone call last night seems to imply I’m not yet covered….

So… if I’m not covered for the almost $2000 for the two months I’ve already paid… with receipts… why would I believe I was covered mailing a check in to the government…? The entire Massachusetts State Revenue Service seems to be unable to track payments…. And that’s after they screwed up all of my on-line banking…. For my mortgage…. Now I have to deal with fixing that….

And… I’ve paid an exorbitant price for coverages I don’t need…? Well… the good news…? Apparently I was never insured. Just assessed….

Snow Stories. Or Aphorisms….

Snowed all day yesterday…. Seven inches or so of snow…. Not a subtle dusting….

Got out the snow-blower today….

Snow Aphorism #1: Blowing snow is just as relaxing as mowing the lawn… with a wood chipper….

Those of you who don’t get a lot of snow, but do have huge lawns may not understand the subtlety of that statement….

I have a HUGE snow-blower. Think Tim Allen….

Giant snow-blowers are not gyroscopically balanced. Neither is this segue.

I’ve been studying some chess recently. Mental exercise. To develop my mind.

Snow Aphorism #2: At least with teenage girls, snow blindness function like chess blindness.

Chess blindness is when you stare at the board… looking at subtle positional themes or outrageous combinations… like forced mate in 21 moves that starts with sacrificing your queen… yet miss being mated on the next move….

I’ve been preaching situational awareness to my daughter….

She “lost” her cell phone at church camp this weekend…. Shouldn’t have been in her hand…. Shouldn’t have been in her pocket…. Shouldn’t be in a position to be lost….

Ordered replacement. Overnighted. Out for delivery… in middle of snow storm….

She went out to check a few times. Finally came.

I asked how much snow….

“Not much. If [babysitter] can get out of driveway, you certainly can.”

I have 4-wheel drive. And LOVE to gun it down the driveway. And up it. Eight inches of snow? NO PROBLEM….

It’s just white mud that melts, right…?

I have re-named her cell phone….

SQUIRREL!!!

She missed that the 7-8 inches from the OTHER side of the driveway had been moved behind the door where my car was parked. So… this morning… open garage to drive to school… and there is a pile about THREE FEET HIGH just outside my driveway!

So… I can’t back out and THEN gun it…. I’ve got to gun it and try to navigate the narrow doors….

So… I asked her… “How could you MISS that…? After I’ve been preaching to you about situational awareness…?”

Response…? You know it’s coming….

“Why didn’t YOU go look yourself…?”

What I didn’t say…. What I was told as an Intern…. If I do it… I don’t need you…. You’re job is to do it…. And if you can’t do your job, you’re not necessary….

What I thought…. I’ve been trying to teach you situational awareness… and if you can’t notice something as big as a three-foot snow bank right in the path of the car when you walk by it because you were distracted, you have no hope of noticing a mugger or a rapist or anyone or anything else that might have dire consequences… so… I can’t trust you… to drive… to go anywhere by yourself… to go off to college…. To function independently….

So… I took away her phone…. Told her that I provide her a phone so that I can get in touch with her… and if she is not willing to pay attention, then I need to oversee her more closely…. Make all of her phone calls for her…. Send all of her text messages…. EVERYTHING…. if she is unwilling to be responsible and THINK… learn situational awareness… then I am unwilling to trust her… (especially given her propensity to lose phones… which cannot be replaced for six months….)

Then… I said that I provide the phone for MY ease of communication… and that I will let her know when I am available to come get her after school….

And… it flew right over her head….

That if she doesn’t have a cell phone… she will never know I’m trying to reach her….

So… I explained the difference between being distracted by the SQUIRREL… and thinking through and PAST the squirrel… to what’s actually important…. Situational awareness…. Closed-loop communication…. Responsibility for actions….

Squirrels are cute and all…. But squirrels aren’t efficient planners. They’re planters. They lose track of the nuts they plant and that winds up as reforestation.

Trust me on this: I really have NO desire to be the Social Secretary for my teenaged daughter. Never did. Still don’t. And sometimes I wish she were better at hiding things so I wouldn’t have to find out…. But if you tell my kids that… I’ll be forced to deny it….

Really… she’s much, much better…. Not perfect like I was at her age… but….

And… I have no choice but to at some point trust her to drive and go off to college…. Or… I’d just extend the greatest source of frustration in my own life….

So… I just keep thinking that someday some naive stranger is going to take her off my hands… and out of my hair….

But… until then… I have to try to continue to find some way to teach her….

Situational awareness…. Same lesson…. Repackaged….

Well…. Someone else seems to be noticing the SQUIRREL in the room….

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2551578/Is-Twitter-making-STUPID-Social-networking-sites-making-hard-people-think-themselves.html

Keynesian Macroeconomics and the Peronist Argentine Model: Implications for American Liberal Progressive Socialism.

I am going to start out with a provocative statement that ties together the modern American Liberal Progressive Socialist political agenda. Here goes: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319559/John-Maynard-Keynes-wrong-gay-childless-says-Harvard-professor.html

Harvard Historian Niall Ferguson had the hubris to point out the English Economist John Maynard Keynes didn’t have a vested interest in the future… because he produced no progeny… because he was gay….

Of course… he could have attacked any Conservative on any possible grounds, but pointing out that Keynes was gay was considered out-of-bounds….

Professor Ferguson shouldn’t have gone there… because in doing so… he allowed his message to be pivoted and… essentially… his point was ultimately buried….

But… Professor Ferguson was right in one respect…. The modern American Liberal Progressive Socialist political agenda is closely modeled on the Argentine Peronist and other Populist Socialists and Marxists governments that claim to be about empowering the ignorant masses, when in fact they are aimed at nothing more than empowering and enriching a very small oligarchy of politicians and their families, friends and business partners…. A unholy union of Big Business, Banks and Industrial Unions….

Now… anyone can spew baseless claims…. I need to back up what I am saying….

First… read President Obama’s guidebook on “Community Organizing”… Saul Alinsky’s famous Rules for Radicals…. You probably haven’t. You probably won’t. Especially if you’re a Liberal Progressive Socialist or a Populist…. And even if you do… you will say the same thing that Alinsky says…. ANYTHING is OK in the fight for political power…. I disagree. Profusely. Lying, cheating and stealing are NEVER acceptable in a Jeffersonian Democratic Republic. Perhaps I will explain how the current brand of Jacksonian Democrats is nothing more than a rehash of Hamiltonian Federalism… Centralizing the true Power of Government in the hands of a small number of Bankers and Businessmen and Unions… under the guise of Populism… which concentrates money to an even greater extent in the hands of the Ultra-rich and the Uber-connected… but you can NEVER understand that… if you don’t understand THIS….

Saul Alinsky’s point was that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, so be corrupt… but seize power by any means necessary first…. Lie to YOUR constituents… because they will believe you…. Demonize the opposition… because it will pump up your base….

Now… the Argentine Peronists….

http://news.yahoo.com/argentina-policies-adrift-inflation-spiral-looms-175644449–business.html;_ylt=AwrBJR8S5.tSqxgAGKzQtDMD

The Argentine Finance Minister is an avowed Marxist… and the major principle of Marxism is DESTROYING Capitalism…. The Peronist Party has manhandled the Argentine Independent Media (Argentina actually had one!) to shut down any discussion of the corruption within the ruling party…. The Argentine President blames ALL of the countries economic woes on foreign government intervention and treasonous acts by Big Business…. Do those tactics sound at all familiar…?

The Argentine opposition openly calls President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “Imperialist”… and she was clearly angling to change the election laws to allow her to be “President-for-Life”…. Here is a much longer and more detailed story: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/01/argentina-peso-crisis-shakes-queen-cristina

Anyone who disagrees with the policies of the Argentine government is viciously attacked…. Personally attacked…. Financially attacked….  Threatened…. Investigated…. Sound familiar…?

The government routinely lies about unemployment and inflation…. Hides what is REALLY going on from the public…. Shifts blame…. But never addresses the root causes of the economic issues….

Here is an interesting discussion of what is happening in Latin America’s two weakest economies: http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21595471-latin-americas-weakest-economies-are-reaching-breaking-point-party-over

The problem…? Both have ENORMOUS Natural Resources…. They just spend too much…. And refuse to follow sound macroeconomic policy…. Because they are Populist Marxists governments bent on destroying Capitalism… who are forced to make very poor economic decisions in order to maintain their tenuous grip on power…. And that… by definition… demands short-term macroeconomic model… that barters the entire nations economic future… for current political power….

I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today….

Unfortunately… Economists say that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner needs to allow the Argentine peso to adjust to inflation naturally… and needs to hold the minimum wage where it is instead of bowing to Union pressure and indexing the minimum wage to inflation…. But… Fernández de Kirchner (whose husband was Argentine President before her… just as with the Perons….) is a Populist…. And many of her advisers are Marxist professors and Maoists…. So… she cannot do what is best for Argentine Prosperity long-term… and maintain control….

That’s the problem with Socialism… Marxism… Maoism… Communism… Populism… Liberalism… Progressivism… Keynesianism…. The Macroeconomics are fundamentally unsound in the long-term…. At some point the bill will inevitably come due…. The currency will HAVE to be devalued… and the people who never understood the slight-of-hand that their Great Leaders were performing will not be able to understand that the outcome is inevitable…. Printing money will NEVER fix the Economic Issues…. Only sound economic policy will…. We MUST live within our means….

One problem of long-term unemployment is that the work force becomes depleted of skilled workers. So… we need immigrants…. But while paying people not to work WILL make the economic numbers look better in the short-term (because the non-working poor will immediately recycle that money to Ultra-rich), teaching people to unproductive and a drain on Society is ultimately extremely detrimental to any nation. The process is called hysteresis. Here is an article that talks about the effect: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/04/labour-markets-0

Here is a definition or description of hysteresis: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-04-11/news/39027534_1_natural-rate-unemployment-economy

The solution is not artificially creating inflation by raising the minimum wage… which is nothing more than a political maneuver designed to fool the ignorant. The solution is not to pour more money into government spending and redistribution of wealth… because the money will ALWAYS be disproportionately redistributed to the Ultra-rich…. We have already done these experiments and we know the outcomes…. Keynesian Macroeconomics has never been good for ANY nation’s long-term financial health. Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Maoism and Populism have never existed long-term in a Democracy: ALL such macroeconomic models can only exist under Totalitarian Fascist regimes….

Another point…. The modern model for the Democrats descends from the historical Jacksonian Democrats… which were defined by Nepotism… which is just another word for Political Corruption…. Political Corruption magnifies the inefficiencies of a poor Macroeconomic model…. Political Corruption allows for the maintenance and expansion of short-term political power, but is NEVER good for long-term fiscal stability and growth of ANY nation.

ObamaScare provides many excellent examples of the severe negative impact of Nepotism and institutionalized political corruption….

So… please allow me to return to the provocative statement at the beginning of this discussion: the failure of Keynesian Macroeconomics is not because John Maynard Keynes was gay and childless and therefore not invested in the future Economic Health of England. England was at the end of her Grand Imperialistic Expansion. England’s Grand Economic Crash to Earth following World War I was inevitable…. Because England was losing her Empire… and her access to Natural Resources… and her trade monopolies… and her stranglehold on the World’s Economy…. Keynesian Macroeconomics did likely hasten the demise of English Economic Power… because it spent the capital that England had unwisely…. Bled England dry….

But without it…. We would have never had the Beatles or the Rolling Stones or the Sex Pistols…. Because England would have had resources to remold herself…. Same with the rest of Europe…. Countries who have high standards of living maintain the value of their currencies…. Like Switzerland…. Like Germany….

Those countries do so through education…. They attract educated immigrants…. A young, educated workforce is very important for long-term Economic Prosperity….

America cannot continue to limit the number of children we produce to maintain our quality of life… and remain Economically Prosperous… within attracting well-educated, hard-working immigrants…. Offering Economic Opportunity to Outsiders has always been a very large part of the fabric of American Prosperity….

Supply Side Economics is the only current model that seems to have any real chance of success…. Capitalism….

The problem with Keynes’ Economic Theories has nothing to do with his sexual preference or reproductive choices… and everything to do with the myopic political expediences that those ideas engendered….

Western Culture is based on and bathed in the Christian traditions of valuing women and the poor and protecting them from government excess and abuse. Increasing the power of Central Government has ALWAYS focused on transferring more power to the rich and well-connected while taking power away from the people. Secular Humanist support strengthening the Central Government because they are involved in controlling Education and Central Government is the largest single investor in their greatest religious enterprise: Scientific Research. A lot of the rest of what we are witnessing is a concerted attempt at rebranding the values of Western Culture to reflect a small subset of people who feel rejected. Chaff and Flares. Sleight-of-hand. An attempt to direct the eyes of the unwashed masses away from a grab for power by the Elite. The Entitled.

It’s just like Panem et Circeses. Bread and Games. The first iteration of the Welfare State.

The problem is… Welfare… is nothing more a more effective means of enslavement…. Because of Hysteresis. The ONLY way to empower anyone… is to educate them… and equip them to work and support themselves and their families…. Give them a legitimate reason to be proud of themselves….

THAT is where America should be spending her Taxpayers money….

Not Green Energy kickbacks or Federal Employment paybacks to Political Contributors…. That’s nothing more than Political Corruption….

The Continuing Saga of ObamaScare… or ObamaScare Fiasco Follow-up: Where is the Liberal Press on this…?

I’m not really sure how to write this. I feel like a voice crying in the wilderness. Like a voice that ALL Liberal Progressive Socialist wish to shut up… and drown out…. Because the leaders KNOW the ugly TRUTH…. Because ObamaScare exposes the Liberal Progressive Socialist agenda for what it is…. A ruthless attempt to usurp power from the American People and deposit it in the hands of small, rich autocratic oligarchy… who benefit disproportionately without working or generating resources or income or products….

But… first… let me tell my story… the Continuing Story of ObamaScare….

I spent over 24 hours in total on the computer and on the phone trying to get signed up through the Massachusetts Health Connector. I could get nowhere through the website… yet the website NEVER suggested it wasn’t working…. The terminal hold when I tried to reach someone via the phone relentlessly referred me to the website…. Even when I REACHED someone… after waiting for over an hour each time… my call was frequently dropped…. And… NO ONE in this most Liberal ultra-Blue State of Massachusetts EVER hinted that there might be an issue….

Finally… after over 24 hours… I got through and signed up…. Or thought I had…. Was TOLD I had….

But… who knows…? The Insurance Company doesn’t know…. The Massachusetts Health Connector isn’t sure…. So… how can I be sure…? All I have is the number given me by the Massachusetts Health Connector… that I was given when I spent three hours during normal working hours getting into Boston… because the entire State has only two places where someone who is not getting insurance through their employer and not on Medicaid can actually pay…. One is in downtown Boston and the other is in Worcester….

When I got to the office on the 10 January 2014… the last day to pay… I was the only one there…. And… I was treated with ridicule…. Why was I there…? I was specifically told that I should be paying through the Insurance Company…. But… I did get the number I needed… I thought…. Anyway… I paid for January 2014… I thought…. And I got the hint that I should use the website… and if that didn’t work… go through the Insurance Company….

Still… no reports in the media in this Liberal State have even suggested any issues….

So… I have to pay for February….

I go to the website…. Not working…. Can’t get any information about what Insurance I have… if any…. Can’t sign up for Dental Insurance… even though everyone and everything SPECIFICALLY says I can…. And… I can’t pay for February…. The number I was given at the Massachusetts Health Connector in Boston… is not compatible with the website…. Wrong number of digits….

No problem…. They told me to pay through the Insurance Company anyway…. I give them time to fix the website… which has never been acknowledged to have ANY issues….

The operator at the Insurance Company informed me that number I received through the Massachusetts Health Connector has no meaning to them. After some time… he was able to confirm that they had my application… but they were not allowed to collect payment from me… I needed to pay at the Massachusetts Health Connector…. But… no one ever told me… that I have been signed up for Medicaid… which is part of why this is such an enormous hassle…. I didn’t know I was signing up for Medicaid. I didn’t ask to sign up for Medicaid. I thought I was signing up for Private Insurance through a Private Insurer… and no one ever hinted that something different was going on…. But I sincerely doubt that everyone else on Massachusetts Medicaid pays $900/month for insurance with a $4000 deductible per individual….

So… I make the trip into Boston… again…. On 31 January 2014….

This time… I’m told… when I’m asked… that the website isn’t working… hasn’t been working… and won’t be working for at least another couple of months… which is PRECISELY the opposite of what I was told speaking to same secretary as before… in the same condescending tone….

A friend went with me. Her son is trying to get Insurance for himself and his son… and he can’t afford coverage…. He works as a waiter…. Part-time…. He needs to call on the phone or come by…. My friend asks if there is another phone number that doesn’t have such long wait times…. She is told that the wait times aren’t that long…. Less than five minutes in most cases…. Which is a bald-faced lie…. I knew it…. And she knew it…. And anyone who has actually tried to call in knows it…. Less than five minutes means anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour… and then you may get cut off…. Who has that much time? No one who is actually working and trying to pay for insurance…. But… I suspect… that if you ARE NOT working… and are trying to get FREE or subsidized insurance… REAL Medicaid… the process is much smoother….

But… this is an Ultra-Blue State… so… accountability and responsibility… are seen as necessary for Conservatives and the Tea Party and Congress…. Accountability and Responsibility do not fit the political agenda of the Liberal Progressive Socialists in power… and in control of the Mainstream Media…. And besides… they aren’t affected…. They sit above their Laws…. They just legislate the Little People….

Well…. Here is a sampling of some of the articles that are beginning to trickle out….

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/01/29/surprise-massachusetts-is-home-to-americas-worst-performing-obamacare-exchange/

This is an amazingly in-depth article. The State of Massachusetts never put any checks and balances into the system…. And this was tremendous boondoggle with Taxpayer Money for the University of Massachusetts…. So you have a bunch of Liberal College Professors engaging in a feeding frenzy for “free” money…. To the tune of hundreds of millions of American Taxpayer dollars…. And they used the same Canadian company that the United States Government and Vermont and I believe Oregon used… Michelle Obama’s sorority sisters company….

http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/012714-687756-obamacare-dumped-12-billion-dollars-into-failing-state-exchanges.htm?p=2

Has anyone heard about $1.2 billion being dumped into these State Exchanges to get them working…? I’m assuming that’s the money that was taken away from Veterans…. And Military Spending…. And protecting American Embassies….

http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/policy-and-regulation/obamacare-health-exchanges-how-oregon-got-it-done/d/d-id/1111749?

This is an article from some time back… lauding Oregon… who knew how to do it… and was a model for the rest of the country… as was Massachusetts…. More recently… Oregon was ridiculed as the greatest failure… because Massachusetts was able to close ranks and lie more effectively….

The bottom line… RomneyCare worked in Massachusetts… much better than ObamaScare…. But… the Democratic Strategy seems to be to hide the failure and lie… mislead the American Public… and keep pumping money in… until something that works somewhat can be developed…. And claim victory… and do a victory dance to draw Mainstream Media attention to the squirrel… so the ELEPHANT in the room can be ignored by the JACK ASSES….