Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Thank You Note

Correspondence to the Department, including the Attorney General, may be sent to:

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

I'm just going to leave that information there.  Never know if someone else wishes to send a Thank You note to the former Attorney General Sally Yates to thank her for upholding the law and not bending it just to save her own neck. Bonus, they have to forward the mail to her. Flooding a mailbox with Thank You notes hasn't sounded this good in years.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

What If Taxes

What if taxes, the budget, were decided by the individual?

Suppose every April, each tax payer was required to fill out a checklist- budget of where his or her taxes went.

A penny to this, a quarter to that.

Instead of just electing people who make the choices and use the budget to mess with each other. Maybe we'd find out who really wants to build a wall and spend their tax dollars on it, and who would rather see their money go to NASA or park services. So people would have more power because they would control the purse strings.

This is how investments work. You give money, you get a vote. But taxes is being required to give money and hoping YOUR share of the funds didn't get spent on something you oppose. A more accurate representation of values. So if I want my tax dollars to fund "A," but feel morally opposed to funding "B," I can know that my money hasn't been allocated to that which I oppose.

Why not give money to A myself? Because the whole "tax-deductible" idea has fine print. Home ownership, for example. And a different form to file. Plus, I'm talking about money that was never going to be mine to keep,  the 30% or so that gets taken out of a paycheck.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Name That Actress

Keri Houlihan

I had a dream where it was very important to figure out who a certain actress was. I woke up with the theme to "Our House" running through my head, so I thought it was that girl. IMDB has no pictures of her. But based on Google, I don't think this is who my dream was showing me.

The girl was a friend or annoying neighbor on a few shows in the 80s. She always had pigtails. She was probably born between 1975-1977. In one show,  she had braces with headgear. Come to think of it, I believe she was also in a movie or two.

Anyone know who I'm talking about?

Monday, January 23, 2017

Death By Preventable Disease

What's it like to die from a preventable disease? From something that could have been treated to extend life for many years, or maybe even cured?

It's a death that's a punishment for poverty. Not necessarily starving in the gutter homeless poverty, but less than an ostentatious wealth.

That's what a pre-existing condition is. It's code for "either find a way to make an absurd amount of money, or die for your inadequacy." 

A country must value greed ABOVE life to make such a call.

Why they'd then call themselves pro-life is just a slap in the face. What about those who will be born with "conditons" that will, by definition, become pre-existing upon adulthood? What purpose can come from saving someone who will be helpless and a drain if you intend to have them suffer a death as punishment for being born WRONG. Those "saved" have 18 years, no matter how bad off they are, to gather enough wealth to cover all medical fees for the rest of their lives (which will end abruptly if they fail to be rich), or they must leave the country.

Medical refugees.

I don't really want to think about this. I don't want to read about it. I don't want to know about it. I don't want it to be real. The more I see this reality, the more I look forward to whatever is next. Though I consider that I am dead and this is a kind of Hell. Not the one Dante wrote, but a new kind. Pain for the mind, pain for the soul, the torture of helplessness and constant let down and the suffication of depression. J K Rowling's Azkaban. That seems more like Hell than any other description I've read.

Darkness isn't just coming... it's here. Dawn isn't scheduled for another 4 years.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

No Humor like Nursing Humor on @Pinterest

Pinterest Humor Nursing Why is this funny

Am I alone in going on Pinterest, searching the HUMOR category, and finding... nursing study notes? This isn't just once or twice... this is all the time.
What's funny about this?

Boost your savings (not nursing, but really...?)
Actual humor meme
The Digestive System
ICP & Shock
EMS Criteria for RVH
Pic of Space

Just wondering how some of these get a humor tag, or how they end up in the category.

Pinterest Humor category

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Alternative Story (pg-13 post)

Found this 3 part meme on Twitter today...

I want an au (alternative universe) story where there is, in fact, a Victor Secret. The catalog, the ads, all of it. And the Victoria and Victor angels hate each other. It's not a gay thing, it's that they just see rivals, even though they market to different genders. And smart people just look on with a cocked eyebrow, but other people are adamant about taking sides (usually not the side of their own gender). So it's like:
"I bought this bra today."
"Steve, you aren't a 36C. You are a dude with no boobs."
"My #AngelTeam wore this in the ad last night."
"Idiot... what are you going to do with a bra that cost as much as you earn in 4 hours?"
"I don't know. Strap it to the front of my car?"
"No, Steve. Just... no."

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Health non-care in 'Merica

I just saw this on Pinterest. My immediate comment was to ask who DOESN'T say these things,  other than the ridiculously rich. Being twenty has nothing to do with it. We thirty-somethings and the forty-somethings, and my fifty and sixty-something parents also say it.

I can see how other countries might be surprised and confused, but who the hell in America  ('Merica) doesn't know that this is the state of things? Do we have a citizen that's been in a coma since the Carter administration or something?

Seriously, this is the most "no shit" pin I've seen. Toss in a note about the sky being blue and the moon not actually being made of cheese and maybe you've got something.

What the heck was the point here?!?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Apartment Life

I hate when I hear a door open and I'm in the bathroom. It's probably my neighbor in their own place. Probably...

There's not someone waiting on the other side of the bathroom door. Murderers and robbers would make more noise. Or some other logic.

# paranoia