Sunday, June 21, 2009

Health Care Scare

Besides the medical establishment well established to rip off Medicare and Medicaid – rated abuse #1 upon the U.S. taxpayers’ ten years in a row – there is definitely a need to overhaul, makeover, whatever you wish to call it this medical health insurance fiasco. I work in the oil industry up here in Alaska. Cry-baby oil is upset now that the price of crude oil is way below $150-dollars a barrel. So the CEOs claim that cutbacks are needed! Anyway, the work I do is for a contractor under a contract and under another contract for big oil here in the 49er. I guess the contractor Ponzi scheme provides some semblance of immunity to liability. Anyway, when cuts come from the top, it usually means the contract finds another contractor. With that, the workers take it or leave it, the pay cuts I am talking about. Now the pay cuts are not that drastic, considering the workers can still book some overtime each and every day away from their families while working up in Prudhoe Bay. But here is what really irks my chain. Every-time the contract changes to a different entity, usually a different corporation, the workers just exchange the old hardhat for a new one - with a new name. It is basically an easy transition. The HR policy remains the same, that “at will” doctrine and about the only thing that changes is the benefits portion of the employment contract. That’s right, we are “at will” so the employment contract does not exist. What always changes hands is the insurance provider. Now I am healthy so splurge with a higher deductible, say $1000-a year. I often pay out that amount through the year and never have to bother the carrier to dish over anything, but it saves me in the long run, staying healthy. It is like auto insurance, you pay for nothing. It is basically catastrophic coverage should something mean and nasty occur. Anyway, each time the contract changes and the provider changes, I have to begin all over again with the deductible? This year alone it has cost me double the normal amount I would normally pay out of my pocket. See, we usually front-load the necessities like the routine stuff early on in the year, then get by with the preventive measurers when required. But when the carrier changes hands and expects me to pay again this deductible crap, it sucks. What sucks even more, it is the same provider under a different contract as monopoly rules here in Alaska, just ask any “worthwhile” Alaska attorney general. So with this type of crap, I get stuck with more out of pocket bull-crap. Is this fair? No way in healthy hell is it. But this goes to show that the provider business is just that, for profit first and health benefit payments are a side attraction nuisance and an inconvenience to the shareholders and million dollar CEOs. Whether a national health coverage plan of attack will prove its worth is still debatable. But one thing for sure, the Ponzi will be terminated. And why should Congress give a rat’s ass about coverage for the people that pay their lucrative salaries? See, they get a private health insurance policy so don’t have to worry about a national program. It is amazing that they believe they have to play a different game then their constituents. If they were true Americans, they would play the same game, the same tune, and then they would be prepared to know what is right for America, for the people by the people. But it somehow doesn’t work that way. Must be a disease called “Trust me” then I will screw you over and over again! Or vote me in again and again so I can continue to screw you over as you must like being screwed over. The sad thing, I bet the next insurance entity that the taxpayers’ bailout is the Bill Frist lobby, a.k.a. the health care providers. Why is it that the taxpayers of this country continue to get screwed? Why is it that this country did nothing when there was election corruption and now we see Iran doing just that, protesting. And that country is not even close to a DEMOCRACY! Warped nation? Seems to be we are. Anyway, lets hope for the best with this health care stuff before the Congress, but as history has proved, Congress does very little for the people and a whole lot for special interests, time and time again. Maybe with this nationalized health care, lobotomies can be included, for those on the Hill!

Health Care Scare

Besides the medical establishment well established to rip off Medicare and Medicaid – rated abuse #1 upon the U.S. taxpayers’ ten years in a row – there is definitely a need to overhaul, makeover, whatever you wish to call it this medical health insurance fiasco. I work in the oil industry up here in Alaska. Cry-baby oil is upset now that the price of crude oil is way below $150-dollars a barrel. So the CEOs claim that cutbacks are needed! Anyway, the work I do is for a contractor under a contract and under another contract for big oil here in the 49er. I guess the contractor Ponzi scheme provides some semblance of immunity to liability. Anyway, when cuts come from the top, it usually means the contract finds another contractor. With that, the workers take it or leave it, the pay cuts I am talking about. Now the pay cuts are not that drastic, considering the workers can still book some overtime each and every day away from their families while working up in Prudhoe Bay. But here is what really irks my chain. Every-time the contract changes to a different entity, usually a different corporation, the workers just exchange the old hardhat for a new one - with a new name. It is basically an easy transition. The HR policy remains the same, that “at will” doctrine and about the only thing that changes is the benefits portion of the employment contract. That’s right, we are “at will” so the employment contract does not exist. What always changes hands is the insurance provider. Now I am healthy so splurge with a higher deductible, say $1000-a year. I often pay out that amount through the year and never have to bother the carrier to dish over anything, but it saves me in the long run, staying healthy. It is like auto insurance, you pay for nothing. It is basically catastrophic coverage should something mean and nasty occur. Anyway, each time the contract changes and the provider changes, I have to begin all over again with the deductible? This year alone it has cost me double the normal amount I would normally pay out of my pocket. See, we usually front-load the necessities like the routine stuff early on in the year, then get by with the preventive measurers when required. But when the carrier changes hands and expects me to pay again this deductible crap, it sucks. What sucks even more, it is the same provider under a different contract as monopoly rules here in Alaska, just ask any “worthwhile” Alaska attorney general. So with this type of crap, I get stuck with more out of pocket bull-crap. Is this fair? No way in healthy hell is it. But this goes to show that the provider business is just that, for profit first and health benefit payments are a side attraction nuisance and an inconvenience to the shareholders and million dollar CEOs. Whether a national health coverage plan of attack will prove its worth is still debatable. But one thing for sure, the Ponzi will be terminated. And why should Congress give a rat’s ass about coverage for the people that pay their lucrative salaries? See, they get a private health insurance policy so don’t have to worry about a national program. It is amazing that they believe they have to play a different game then their constituents. If they were true Americans, they would play the same game, the same tune, and then they would be prepared to know what is right for America, for the people by the people. But it somehow doesn’t work that way. Must be a disease called “Trust me” then I will screw you over and over again! Or vote me in again and again so I can continue to screw you over as you must like being screwed over. The sad thing, I bet the next insurance entity that the taxpayers’ bailout is the Bill Frist lobby, a.k.a. the health care providers. Why is it that the taxpayers of this country continue to get screwed? Why is it that this country did nothing when there was election corruption and now we see Iran doing just that, protesting. And that country is not even close to a DEMOCRACY! Warped nation? Seems to be we are. Anyway, lets hope for the best with this health care stuff before the Congress, but as history has proved, Congress does very little for the people and a whole lot for special interests, time and time again. Maybe with this nationalized health care, lobotomies can be included, for those on the Hill!

Prevo-Cumulus Cloud

Most of us learned to draw the four basic cloud types - cumulus, stratus, cirrus and nimbus - back in kindergarten. We also learned the “K” creed wherein things like love not hate was instilled upon us, along with sharing, a.k.a. equality. If a catholic, you learned about the Devil and his disciples. You learned about the heat of “Hell”. But now scientists feel it is necessary to expand the basic cloud types, to include skyward like obstructions that differ, maybe not by choice but made possible through global changes upon Mother earth. So I have reason to believe that there exists a cloud type out of the ordinary that shall be so ordained Prevo-Cumulus. Now cumulus means “heap” so think of this as Prevo-heap. And expanding: Heap – massive mess. So, we have before us “Prevo’s Massive Mess”. We have been blessed with a lovely summer. It started a few weeks ago and went noticed by intelligent humans, when instead of spending time in front of the Anchorage Assembly the “Blues” citizens gathered outside the Loussac Library to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Inside the four-walls, it was like “Hell”, as the Devil’s disciples in “Red” tried in vain towards success to make it clear and convincing that intelligence is lacking upon those that frequented the Anchorage Barf Temple. “Barf” because these idiots at the assembly meeting using the pulpit podium had the audacity to get up and barf out lie after fib after more lies after more fibs. Those participants should have been required to testify under oath! It was sickening to see what adults would do and how they would so act in efforts to derail the freedoms of another. Isn’t the Devil’s cloak “Red”? Then when it was noticed by the Devil that those citizens gathered to enjoy “freedom” outside allowed better advertisement towards the LBG cause, then the alternative of being stuck inside the four walls seemed to obscure their own selfish cause and like a monkey-see then monkey-do mentality Prevo’s cast of bandits sought the same, so staged an outside rally - but it was no match for the freedom enjoyed by the gay community and its supporters. Now on Saturday, it was the day for the “Gay Pride” parade. It rained the night before and before the start of the parade, things cleared up. It was probably the best day so far this summer, very close to the Solstice, the climax of summer, so the events downtown were testament to freedom and at the same time a showing of faith and determination that being “different” is nothing to be afraid of, even when the likes of Prevo’s worshippers are trying to thwart away such liberties. So it was a great day upon God’s children enjoying the festivities. Herein we will start loosing light towards winter and the way the Anchorage Assembly is bending over to the weight of Prevo-Cumulus like clouds in efforts to curtail others’ freedom, it is betrayal. It may only be a short-lived victory for the liars. This years “Gay Pride” parade found more interest then the last two-years combined. Basically, Prevo is cutting his own throat, his addiction to segregation. But what does one expect out of the Assembly, as Ossiander must have been indoctrinated into the “Corrupt Bastards Club”, made famous by Ted, Ben, Don and Bill Allen. Why she allowed interference from outsiders is bottom-line irresponsible and she should be re-called then rejected as an assemblyperson. Anyway, when I was out on the Park Strip enjoying freedom to be different with others that are different and not afraid of Prevo’s goons trying to infiltrate such festivities - they stick out like a sore thumb - I noticed this rare like cloud in the distance, heading towards the festivities. Now I work in Prudhoe Bay. When a gathering center goes into overload and the facility goes into relief before meltdown, the flare system plays a very important role in controlling the upset. These industrial flares can handle a whole lot of natural gas, so much that the heat from the escaping natural gas ablaze causes enough thermal differences wherein a cloud develops. It is usually a big black cloud, mean looking! Now there isn’t anything around Anchorage that can create that mush heat to cause that kind of phenomenon. So it meant taking a ride, to see what was going on and causing this “hell fire red” shouting out that was trying to threaten the blue skies and sunlight of this beautiful Solstice day. Low and behold, the cloud was forming over the ABT! The parking lot was crowded, so maybe something was going on inside those four walls, like a Devil worship gathering! It had to be “Hell runneth over”, as this was indeed a rare phenomenon being generated from something going down inside Prevo’s house of ill repute. His followers are just a bunch of whores! Why somebody feels it is necessary to congregate then barricade themselves behind false witness and think up compromising legislation against other humans, it is pure blasphemy. On this day, the Creator was outside, especially amongst those enjoying their gay “pride”. You could feel it in the air, as people were friendly and not bent on disenfranchising another’s freedom. And the cloud, this Prevo-Cumulus, continued to generate this massive ugliness and in a direction so, that it threatened the festivities. But when this cloud made its way over to the Park Strip, it was quickly rendered useless by the suns rays, emanating downward from the heavens above. It was the Creator’s miracle once again cast upon the Prevo-Cumulus curse. Yes, the Creator was taking sides! So maybe there was some kind of voodoo doll séance going down in the basement of ABT, with the “heat of hell” causing these clouds to disrupt tranquility, wherein the Devil’s disciples were playing out their fanatic fantasies, in efforts to disenfranchise the gay community. It wouldn’t surprise me, as to engage in conversation as the “Reds” had brought front and center to the Anchorage Assembly, it is indeed conversation-lacking intelligence. So at least Prevo can get some comfort out of his pathetic journey here on earth, as he now has a cloud named after him, a big ugly cloud that would incite restlessness to those that believe his word is that of the Creator, the Almighty. It isn’t, as it is more in tune to what the Devil proclaims. And true believers of the faith don’t scare so easily and care not to follow such freaks. Jerry, you are no different then Charles Manson. And Jerry, remember this courtesy Robert Fulghum, “And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together”. That endeavor you seem to have failed miserably, as the Devil can only have so many fans, disciples or genuine lunatics. Voodoo doll, what a concept! And yes, Prevo-Cumulus, a massive heap like mess of ridiculousness to which we pay you tribute.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer Reading - Alaskan

Now available in soft and/or hard cover from your local bookseller!

“How To Design & Construct Anchorage Road Bottlenecks”
by Anonymous State of Alaska DOT Employees

Blurb#1(p.42): “Don’t waste your time designing roads that work, as that would jeopardize your future. And since funding is always available, from Federal matching grants without much fanfare or accountability, just design stuff that doesn’t work in efforts to remedy congestion and must be re-designed. Remember, your job is to create more congestion. The more traffic lights, the funnier this job becomes. Now take the Elmore extension for instance. That new road was designed with failure in mind. It worked, as that project will never end and provide you with work even during a crashing economy. Remember, people must be able to get to work and also the unemployment line.”

Blub#2(p.69): “Always opt for the cheapest of tar based pavement. If the top-coat gets more then 2-seasons, you are not doing your job correctly and jeopardizing a long held tradition. We do not want to do it right the first time, or second time, or….. Remember, “Be a Cheapskate!” This seems to work to our advantage. Just like procuring the cheapest road lane paint that was tested in our state of the art testing lab and lasts no longer then 2 snow-storms, we get the driving public to complain, which means we must take action and thus our drawing boards keep busy with re-work. And since there is no accountability, it doesn’t affect one’s yearly performance appraisal, so you will see a raise in pay regardless of how screwed-up your design becomes. This state of Alaska employee designers job has got to be the best in the category of “Fleecing of America”! And judges thought they held jobs for life?"

Blurb#3(p.123): “With the Recovery Act stimulating the economy with boatloads of money, now is the time to take advantage with possibilities unheard of in the past, even when Ted Stevens was in charge of the Treasury. For instance, we allowed out a contract for cleaning of the artwork along the Elmore extension. So what if the 6-man crew used toothbrushes to accomplish the job. Hey, maybe not “shovel ready” but “brush ready” Hee, hee! Now we could have rented a power-washer, but that would have accomplished the task to quickly. And remember, the more construction signs we rent, the more the driving public gets pissed off. In fact, try to design and schedule several projects in the same area at the same time so drivers get confused and lost in the detour maze. It is a perk of this job, to get people pissed off.”

PS: Real authors unknown or unwilling to admit, so no book signing at this time.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dear John

Dear John McCain;

Why did you create such a monster? I am talking about Sarastein, a.k.a. Sarah Palin. Was this by design, using the original formula that produced Frankinstein? Or was Sarastein an experiment gone bad? Was it your intent to break out this secret weapon during the election in efforts to scare us all towards political death? By the way, when this experiment was in its infancy, was there a potion designed to stop if the experiment went wrong? If that is available, please forward to Alaska, as Sarastein’s influence has started a pandemic wherein she is totally out of control and bent on making the entire government mandate a reality show. Please help undo what you have done, as we now feel we are in prison with her everyday outlandish outbursts and you know what prison is like! You started this “crap” upon us, now please finish it. We need help! If this monster gets anywhere near the presidency, we are doomed. So, if that control potion is available, please send it to the Alaska Center for Disease Control, so it can be distributed to stop this monster that is making life under the Constitution a joke. And by the way, if you have any remedies for wicked witches, please send that stuff along, as Sarastein likes to make friends with Mega-witches.

S. Pam MaGee

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jerry Prevo: 1 On 1

Dear Jerry;

It was with great interest and enthusiasm that I had the opportunity to speak with you directly! If you have forgotten that 1 on 1, it occurred on Tuesday, when you were walking into the Anchorage Assembly meeting over at the Loussac Library. I just happened to be amongst the “Red-Coat Turn-Coats” that had congregated to make Anchorage a worse off place to live. I was wearing the “blues”, so surrounded by the enemy. But I do not let such surroundings intimidate. Maybe that is why you seemed so at ease, amongst “your” friends. You approached my location with your goon like body guard and several other clergy like guys, the latter easy to tell by their stool stuck-up attitude - like “I’m God and my shit don’t stink”. Your wife was way behind, but maybe you practice the Taliban creed, which bans women from the front of the line-up. Anyway, as you came within arms reach, I voiced a concern to which you readily gave interest upon. I re-iterate what I said, out loud and in plain English, so all your fans could hear. “The Devil is here”. You stopped in your tracks, but became lost with words. You looked me eye-to-eye, but could not form a comeback response to my claim that you were indeed Satan amongst us. Your eyes went watery and dropped. I could tell that you were in deep thought, almost like a repenting. Was that it? Were you repenting or asking yourself, why do some people hate me? Well, Jerry, it is an eye-for-eye and a tooth-for-tooth mentality. You praise, preach and teach hate mongering, using the pulpit as your stage to advance a selfish agenda upon the masses, that equality isn’t necessary. In fact, towards your failed “mission” to disenfranchise, you must import imposters, from the “Valley”. You may disagree with the imposter label, as these are adults on their own accord to do as they please, but what about all the children that are bused in? These kids have no idea what they are doing or for what reason they are recruited. In fact these kids were bored stiff and kept the police gainfully employed, climbing the groomed trees, running through the manicured flower-beds and throwing trash all about. Maybe the “Trash” label meets the test for the imposters you bus in from Wasilla. In fact several tree branches were broke by these kids in boredom. It started looking like a war zone, with litter and worn out trails where before there existed a natural backdrop. And the spitting was gross, especially upon the walkways. My wife complained, but the kids were unresponsive to adult supervision or authority. Is this our future? Why do you insist on “crap” like this? Why do you insist on “crapping” upon others that deny your “mission” statement? Anyway, it was so nice to get back to my home, a neighborhood that sees you only as a creep preacher that has an agenda of destruction, the “Devil” syndrome. In fact, it was so nice to get back to that neighborhood of “diversity for all” wherein freedom is still a God given right, and not based on some religious “We are doomed” base of disgrace. A place where the kids were out playing baseball, as it is summer. I felt sorry for “your” kids, the imposters, for “they know not what they do” in efforts to instill this Christian fundamentalist “Red-Coat Turn-Coat” movement that can only disgrace freedom for all. So your work has to be the work of the devil in disguise. Anyway, thanks for making my day, that I had the opportunity to stare you down, eye-to-eye, wherein you were speechless. I hope you were repenting, as it is never too late to change those evil ways. Jerry, please release the kids from your evil grip, as they have a life to live and should be allowed to form their own opinion instead of being forced upon them your evil ways and means, instilling a hate like attitude so early on in life. But if you let go that grip, then maybe you loose your power to deceive, then what would you do? Repent for the rest of your life as you have along way to go to make good what you have so cherished to destroy. Teaching “hate” cannot be Godlike! I welcome your response to this correspondence at the same time give you the opportunity to express what you were thinking that Tuesday evening outside the library when I provoked your interest by calling you the “Devil”. If you refuse to clear your name, then I know I am right, as a devil must retreat when the cover is blown!

S.Pam MaGee