Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sanders to introduce bill to force Walmart to pay $15 wage

Correcting for inflation the buying power of your paycheck is heading
for $0.75 per every $1 you make. The minimum wage hasn't been raised
in 10 years so inflation is higher than the wages along with the issues.

As it's said small towns are small for a reason . Make nothing you have nothing.
Small towns have a small cost of living so does a old trailer park doesn't mean you
want to live there. And so having the pay low so people live low expecting high
expectations with more job skills needed with people that don't care about their 
education because they have to be at work in 20 minutes and it's cold icy with 
a long walk. 

Well if you can't live you live bad and so bring others to your level how are
businesses to hire people with no job skills because they are too busy walking
without cars. What will towns have if the people have nothing.

There is a need for higher wages you get what you pay for!

~~~~~Sanders to introduce bill to force Walmart to pay $15 minimum wage.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will introduce legislation Thursday with Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., intended to force Walmart to pay workers at least $15 an hour. The bill would institute fines for corporations that buy back their own stock unless they set their workers' base pay at that level.

"Last year, 4 members of the Walton family of Walmart made $12.7 billion in 1 day. It would take a full-time Walmart worker making $11/hr over 653,000 years to make that much. Thursday, @RepRoKhanna and I are introducing legislation to make Walmart pay its workers a living wage," Sanders tweeted Tuesday.

Last year, 4 members of the Walton family of Walmart made $12.7 billion in 1 day.

It would take a full-time Walmart worker making $11/hr over 653,000 years to make that much.

Thursday, @RepRoKhanna and I are introducing legislation to make Walmart pay its workers a living wage.

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 13, 2018

In another tweet Sanders fumed, "The Walton family of Walmart owns more wealth than the bottom 40% of Americans."

The legislation will be named the Stop Walmart Act, CNN reported Wednesday.

Sanders has been pushing individual companies to adopt the $15 an hour wage, calling on McDonald's Corporation last month to pay that and threatening a public pressure campaign if it didn't. In early August, Amazon announced it would make $15 the base pay for its employees, following a similar campaign by Sanders, which also included legislation: The Stop BEZOS Act.

Stock buybacks are common practice by corporations to reward shareholders. Sanders and Khanna's proposal would blunt corporations ability to do that. The legislation would be unlikely to pass the GOP-controlled Senate.

A spokesman for Walmart could not reached for comment.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Roy Clark Dead At 85

Country music entertainer Roy Clark, who crossed over to the mainstream via the long-running variety show “Hee Haw,” died Thursday at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 85.

According to a statement from his publicist, Clark died due to complications from pneumonia.

I remember Roy Clark from the Tulsa Candlewood club when I was a kid in the 80's.
I sat next to him at the pool once. I thought it was cool being a kid in the time
of HEE HAW being on TV a lot at the time to sit next to him at the pool!

Sad, he will be missed!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Emotional glue is good to have - Married lady with gay husband

Everyone has those times in their life where they where too young for such
a point in life that is shaking to the galaxy. For me...

In the 90's I was in love at work with a married lady my boss that had a
gay husband. At the time she would not divorce him so there was a lot of
issues there. I did love her and many knew I did. When people at work
found out they said they thought she was taking Prozac but said it was me!
They saw a change in her as there was a change in me also!

It was to the point that she had her hair done to look like Angie Dickinson because 
I said she looked like her at the time. Well she did and it caused me problems at 
work. Her friend told her look what your doing to him. She came over looking 
around to see if anyone was around. Then she poked me in the crouch and said
"Ok we need to fix this!" So she went back to the salon and had the
fire put out. The next time at work together I saw her hair and as we both
looked at each other from a distance I kind of deflated... Emotionally!
I didn't want her to degrade I wanted her to be better! It bugged me!

I adored her shown by the point of when there was a hidden camera in the wall
a black dot was in the wall so knowing it was bugging her I put butter over the
hole because the color of the butter was the same color as the wall that was also 
the same color of her hair. One notices those things when one is in love!
But she was married so a rules of engagement was how the relationship
was with me and her. I was SUB to her because I was not her husband.
So I was subject to her terms so that I was her happy SUB.

It was to the point in the 90's there was a thing that was getting big at the time
called "Bend over boyfriend." and so being I was SUB to her there was some
co-workers that called me "Bend over boyfriend." At the time we didn't know
what that was. We thought they where just calling me pussy wiped.
So I said  "I'm not pussy wiped, her ring is not from me and I am not her
husbands so I am hers as she is not mine." , " I have her best interest in mind and
that road goes both ways." And they LOL after I said that. Keep in mind they
are thinking she is pegging me because I am SUB to her.
And I said that road goes both ways. They now are thinking I am going in her butt
as she is going in mine! Both ways! She looked it up a few days later to find out
what bend over boyfriend was. She looked intrigued but said to the workers
"We are not!!!!!" She had a gay husband and this confused her I guess for
the time.

Her husband came up a good plan to push the divorce by going to a
gay bar that another worker a gossiper goes to. He waited for the gossiper
to come in and when he did he called his name and kissed a guy on the lips.
So his wife ended up getting word of this where at the time me and her
where working. She came at me running with a bunch of bills, papers.
She put me in charge telling me she is putting me in charge.
"Keep my job for me, your my lover, keep my job." and she ran
down the hallway. One of those many times seeing a love running down the
hall making a turn. Wanting a u-turn!

She had a breakdown. The co-worker gossiper told me what happened.
She went to the gay bar and chased her husband around throwing drinks 
at him. Then she got on stage at the bar and dropped her skirt pulling it out 
with both hands yelling out "Whats wrong with my &#$$@" 
Scarring the people in the gay bar for life as they ran out screaming 
holding their heads! 

She didn't mean to start a "Nuclear War" but she ended up a super star! 

So it was bad and when I was told what happened I was way over my head 
at the time. I never been married and I was young in my 30's. 
So I put the co-worker in charge and I went to the store to get emotional glue!
Thinking what to do. I was waiting in line and holding the glue in my hand
saying out loud "What am I going to do, what am I going to do..."
when this guy said "You glue something with it." I then said I have a
married girlfriend that had a breakdown I need to glue her back together!" ,
"Elmer's glue, emotional glue!" Everyone there broke out in laughter!

You love who you love in life! Such is life it's ok to support a married
lady with emotional glue if needed! Love has no boundaries!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The election cleared the way for bold climate policy and so why!

It is good to go forward without those other states as there is much danger
to humanity to pretend it does not exist.

"Bacteria can last a really long time frozen and reactivate as if nothing's happened. Consider, in a 2005 NASA study, researchers revived a 32,000 year-old bacteria from the bottom of a frozen lake. That's not the oldest. A 2007 study saw scientists rejuvenate a bacteria frozen for millions of years. So it's possible that an ancient pathogen which we have no knowledge of could rise up and cause the next great epidemic."

So noted action is needed and many states are moving on to clean energy
for a good reason!

~~~~~The election cleared the way for bold climate policy in these 6 states
Most of the climate-related coverage of this week’s midterm elections was pretty pessimistic. But if you dig down to the state level — the true hotbed of climate policy in the Trump era — the results were much brighter, even hopeful.

Climate-friendly Democrats won governorships and state legislatures across the country. In several key states, they managed to do both at once, achieving a “trifecta”: Unified control of the governor’s mansion and both branches of the statehouse. In most cases, that means there’s a wide-open lane for an expansion of renewable energy mandates and other climate-friendly policy from coast to coast — at a critical moment in planetary history.

Before the election, Democrats had trifectas in Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. This week, they added Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois, New York, and Maine. Combined, those 14 states are home to more than a third of the U.S. population.

New Mexico
Newly elected Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is aiming to transform New Mexico — the third largest oil-producing state in the country, behind Texas and North Dakota — into an environmental leader. She wants the state to be able to produce so much renewable energy that they can export it to California.

Incoming Governor Jared Polis campaigned on a promise of 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, which would be the boldest state-level policy in the country. That goal is so ambitious that even Polis admits it will be a heavy lift, but he’s got the backing of the legislature to help make it a reality.

Voters in Nevada managed to pass a 50 percent renewables mandate by 2030 on Tuesday, one of the most aggressive in the country — and one of the few big direct democracy victories this week. Incoming Governor Steve Sisolak campaigned in support of the ballot measure, and will have the full support of his state legislature to roll out policies to make it happen.

Newly elected Governor JB Pritzker has vowed to turn the most populous state in the Midwest into a renewables powerhouse, boosting its relatively weak 15 percent by 2025 mandate to 25 percent, and ally his state with others vowing to uphold commitments under Paris agreement.

New York
It was the state senate that flipped, not the governorship, in New York. That will free up Andrew Cuomo to answer his critics and pass legislation to put the state on a path to 50 percent renewables by 2030, something he’s been trying to do for a while now. This comes a year after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for the city to purchase 100 percent renewable energy “as soon as sufficient supply can be brought online.”

Janet Mills, the first woman elected governor in Maine, is aiming to reduce the state’s emissions 80 percent by 2030 and supports the development of offshore wind farms — widely seen as more efficient and reliable than onshore wind. Maine’s potential offshore wind resources are 75 times greater than its current statewide electricity use, meaning it could soon sell energy to other parts of New England and the East Coast.

In these state plans, it’s easy to get a glimpse of a future United States that’s actually on a path to holding global warming to less-than-catastrophic levels. Today’s bold state policies could quickly grow into regional hubs entirely reliant on renewable energy, leapfrogging the broken incrementalist approach of the past few decades at the national level and stealthily achieving the kind of world we need.

Democrats Are Going To Investigate Trump’s Corruption

Looking ahead not looking backward it's time to go forward. 
As all in life we should not be concerned about loosing our freedoms
not theirs. We all should have freedom working together to make
affordable electric cars. We all should be brought up!

So on to... Where is Trumps Tax Returns?

~~~~~Democrats Are Going To Investigate Trump’s Corruption 
And His Nativist Immigration Policies. They’re also going to get his tax returns.
After Democrats won control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, President Donald Trump will face actual oversight from Congress for the first time. His most controversial policies will immediately come under investigation ― as will the scandals that circled the first two years of his presidency.

Trump’s family separation policy, efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, rollbacks of environmental regulations, the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the issuance of security clearances to Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, voter suppression and the president’s potential violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause all top the list of Democrats’ oversight plans. They also plan to obtain Trump’s tax returns.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Republicans Look to Safety Net Programs as Deficit Balloons - Get what you pay for

Why vote blue or not if you like suffering doing without as you have 
to cut back your spending to compensate for the cuts you will get.
It's just economics that people spend what they earn so with less help
is less to give to stores as you cut back.

Why let this happen to you? Vote! 

~~~~~Republicans Look to Safety Net Programs as Deficit Balloons
With the federal deficit growing and President Trump suddenly talking about another tax cut, the conversation in Washington has turned to the inevitable question of how — or whether — Congress will engage in any type of fiscal discipline.

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader and Kentucky Republican, got people in Washington talking — and generated some new campaign ads from Democrats — when he suggested this month that changes to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid were needed to tame the deficit.

So what does that presage should Republicans maintain control of Congress?

More tax cuts, less safety net spending
This month, the Treasury Department recorded a $779 billion deficit for the 2018 fiscal year, stemming in large part from a sharp decline in corporate tax revenues after a $1.5 trillion tax cut last year. Since Republicans have historically made deficits a big talking point, Mr. McConnell was naturally asked what the heck he was going to do about it.

“It’s disappointing, but it’s not a Republican problem,” Mr. McConnell told Bloomberg News in an interview. “It’s a bipartisan problem: unwillingness to address the real drivers of the debt by doing anything to adjust those programs to the demographics of America in the future.”

That is code for wanting to tackle entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, which Republicans say need to be reined in to address the ballooning federal deficit.

In the Capitol Hill language of indirection, Mr. McConnell’s response most likely served two purposes: to signal to his party’s base that, yes, deficits still make Republicans in Congress sad, but, no, the tax cuts are not to blame. President Trump has shown little interest in taking on the programs that are swelling as the baby boom ages — Social Security and Medicare — and Mr. McConnell further signaled inaction.

“There’s nothing on our agenda to do that unless we have an agreement with the Democrats that we can all sign on to,” he told reporters later.

Still, Mr. Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said in a recent interview that the administration had to be tougher on spending and would begin to consider “the larger entitlements” — Social Security and Medicare are the two biggest social insurance programs — “probably next year.”

Medicaid would be the likeliest target
Even if the Republicans maintain control of Congress, they are likely to lack the votes to make major overhauls to the big entitlement programs, especially without the president’s support. So they would have to turn to the budget process trick — most likely in the first half of 2019 — that allows the Senate to pass legislation with only 51 votes.

There are limits to that process, but Republicans’ myriad efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act provide a guide. The bill, which ultimately failed, would have turned Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, into block grants to the states while slowly rolling back its expansion under the Affordable Care Act and squeezing overall spending on the program.

“Last year when we were taking a run at repealing Obamacare, there was a very serious effort to reform Medicaid,” said Senator Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania. “We got close to uniting Republican senators on the idea that not only do we need to change the architecture of the program but also long-term growth of the program.”

This would be their easiest play, especially if the Republican majority expands in the Senate.

“If Republicans keep the House, I have no doubt they will redouble their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash funding,” said Representative Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey, the highest-ranking Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees the program, in an email. Indeed, if Republicans keep control of Congress, they might view this as a mandate from voters.

Social Security is probably, but not entirely, secure
Republicans have long toyed with the notion of allowing some private investments in Social Security, but there has been no serious legislative attempt since President George W. Bush was smacked down when he tried to change the program in 2005.

President Barack Obama offered some cuts in Social Security in exchange for new revenues in the “grand bargain” he pursued with the House speaker at the time, John Boehner, toward the end of both of their terms. But House Republicans rejected that notion, and it collapsed under the weight of partisan brawls.

Further, the retirement program is generally considered less of a threat to fiscal solvency than Medicare since its outlays are not expanding as fast as the health programs.

And given the political polarization, Democrats and Republicans are unlikely to agree on a plan to overhaul the program, which would be necessary for any major changes.

Medicare tweaks are likely to be geared toward drug pricing
The Republican agenda still officially calls for turning Medicare into a voucherlike program that would give recipients a choice of whether to get subsidies to buy private insurance or maintain traditional coverage.

Again, Mr. Trump has made it clear that he does not want to make changes to this program for older Americans, though he has spoken frequently about trying to lower the costs of drugs in Medicare, including by increasing the government’s power to negotiate prices.

Well, congressional Republicans don’t want the government to negotiate drug prices — that’s an idea pushed by Democrats. Congress has already made modest moves on the drug-pricing front.

“The tax cuts kind of poisoned the well on this,” said Brian Riedl, a senior fellow in budget, tax and economics at the conservative Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He noted: “It’s hard to cut taxes for corporations and then cut Medicare. The optics for that can be brutal.”

On Thursday, Mr. Trump released his latest drug-price ideas, which would essentially base the costs on those paid by other industrialized nations.

Democrats are seizing on the Republican threat to the safety net
“If Republicans retain the Senate, they will do everything they can to take away families’ health care and raise their costs,” Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader from New York, said in response to Mr. McConnell. “Americans should take Senator McConnell at his word.”

Right away, the comments became the subject of ads; Priorities USA Action, the largest Democratic Party “super PAC,” dumped an immediate $2 million into the effort, and others joined the fray.

Expect to see more of this as Democrats try to turn their closing message before the midterm elections back to health care, as they had already been trying to do

But could Republicans use the farm bill to cut safety net programs?
Yes, Republicans are embracing legislative efforts that would allow states to employ work requirements to lower the food stamp rolls. They will get a lot of pushback from Democrats, whose votes they need to pass the bill.

So with a 60-vote threshold in the Senate and an almost certain shrunken majority in the House, Republicans will still find a somewhat steep hill to climb.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A tale of two minimum wages something to look forward to dur!

Like it's said, you make nothing you have nothing and along with inflation
the wages do have to go up or just have states with no raise in the wages
have most of their people just doing without. While the other states that do
raise their pay have people that can spend money vs no sales I'm broke!

It's sort of like mixing states of The Flintstones and the The Jetsons
in a mess of income disparity and you get what you pay for!

Education, Health and Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

If you make nothing you have nothing. How can take care of yourself and
others if you are not allowed by having no resources from having nothing
disabling yourself and your family.

As I say "No man is an island. No one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others."
English author John Donne. Why? Well you can't make it if you are against your 
own. Why impoverish the consumers so they buy nothing making nothing for the 
store owners so they have nothing to pay their workers wages with. 
They can't shake the money tree for the money. Also low consumers are people that 
works low.

The impoverished labor force is something many doesn't like to hire.
If they can't take care of themselves how are they to take care of the workplace?
Walks without a car in bad weather doing damage to their body along with working
with hypothermia, makes ran down workers.

"Declining societies have the same percentage of stupid people as successful ones. But they also have high percentages of helpless people and, Cipolla writes, an alarming proliferation of the bandits with overtones of stupidity." , “Such change in the composition of the non-stupid population inevitably strengthens the destructive power of the [stupid] fraction and makes decline a certainty, Cipolla concludes. And the country goes to Hell.”

So inline with natural selection... Why disable everything being stupid?
You get what you pay for so if you pay for nothing we all will have nothing!
A declining society is a place no one wants. We all should be brought up not down!
Life is better understanding things not to be blundering along without knowing why it
happened being unrecognized thinking education hitting you in the head was a Junebug!

Lacking a concept of cause and effect? Just start thinking about it. What will happen in my life if I did that. And so if I go up they should go up also as you can't make it without them! What path are you taking? "A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses." , "This law also introduces three other phenotypes that Cipolla says co-exist alongside stupidity. First there is the intelligent person, whose actions benefit both himself and others. Then there is the bandit, who benefits himself at others’ expense. And lastly there is the helpless person, whose actions enrich others at his own expense."

Better pay is needed as you get what you pay for. Why have everyone wipe out 
all the stores just because they don't have enough to go there?
Why vote for people that take it away from you? Kill your health care, giving
insurance policies that are less costly you can't use as it covers noting.
Having insurance but can't afford to use it! Looking at the national debt going
up as we all go down! Low taxes is less funding as the poor takes in more 
taxes than they pay in taxes so the poor has less!

So as a note! Vote for better things!

~~~~~The five universal laws of human stupidity
In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.

Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society’s total well-being. There are no defenses against stupidity, argued the Italian-born professor, who died in 2000. The only way a society can avoid being crushed by the burden of its idiots is if the non-stupid work even harder to offset the losses of their stupid brethren.

We can do nothing about the stupid. The difference between societies that collapse under the weight of their stupid citizens and those who transcend them are the makeup of the non-stupid. Those progressing in spite of their stupid possess a high proportion of people acting intelligently, those who counterbalance the stupid’s losses by bringing about gains for themselves and their fellows.

Declining societies have the same percentage of stupid people as successful ones. But they also have high percentages of helpless people and, Cipolla writes, “an alarming proliferation of the bandits with overtones of stupidity.”

“Such change in the composition of the non-stupid population inevitably strengthens the destructive power of the [stupid] fraction and makes decline a certainty,” Cipolla concludes. “And the country goes to Hell.”

~~~~~Why Education Matters to Health: Exploring the Causes
Americans with more education live longer, healthier lives than those with fewer years of schooling (see Issue Brief #1). But why does education matter so much to health? The links are complex—and tied closely to income and to the skills and opportunities that people have to lead healthy lives in their communities.

~~~~~Poor and less educated suffer the most from chronic pain
Tens of millions of American adults experience chronic pain. A 2011 Institute of Medicine report (now the National Academy of Science Health and Medicine Division) noted that chronic pain affects more people and costs the economy more money than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Yet most research on the condition has asked only whether people had chronic pain or did not.

Grol-Prokopczyk’s groundbreaking study is among the first to look beyond either the presence or absence of chronic pain to examine instead matters of degree, asking whether the pain was mild, moderate or severe. Her research, based on the Health and Retirement Study, which asked participants if they were “often troubled with pain,” also follows the same subjects over 12 years, as opposed to most studies that illuminate a particular point in time.

“I found that people with lower levels of education and wealth don’t just have more pain, they also have more severe pain,” she says. “I also looked at pain-related disability, meaning that pain is interfering with the ability to do normal work or household activities.  And again, people with less wealth and education are more likely to experience this disability.”

People with the least education are 80 percent more likely to experience chronic pain than people with the most. Looking exclusively at severe pain, subjects who didn’t finish high school are 370 percent more likely to experience severe chronic pain than those with graduate degrees.

“If you’re looking at all pain – mild, moderate and severe combined – you do see a difference across socioeconomic groups. And other studies have shown that.  But if you look at the most severe pain, which happens to be the pain most associated with disability and death, then the socioeconomically disadvantaged are much, much more likely to experience it.”

More research needs to be done to understand why pain is so unequally distributed in the population, but Grol-Prokopczyk says it’s critical to keep the high burden of pain in mind in this period of concern over the opioid epidemic.

“If we as a society decide that opioid analgesics are often too high risk as a treatment for chronic pain, then we need to invest in other effective treatments for chronic pain, and/or figure out how to prevent it in the first place,” she says.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fishbowl Swinging more to it than that.

Fishbowl Swinging? Well in the 1970's yes but as all in life we have to be 
brought up sometime. Now these days it's ok to just be open and fair to 
each other. Me? I am a lover so I see a point to be open for the 
better of the good. Like swinging with intent to make a better person not 
worse. A wifes Cicisbeo, a lover, a pet is to love and protect to make better.
Lovers for life as life is short. It's just how you define it. Who is who to who 
and why! Be open as it all is about healing and the value of being and 
showing the worth in all is as it is. How can I make your life better?
Lets resolve our insecurities because life is worth living! 
Life happens and so it's best to be open to life!

But to do the fishbowl while married is questionable.
Well I don't want to kill the fun of it for people. It could have it's place if all agrees
in your interpersonal circle to do it. It's just a matter of being a adult about it.
If someone is not brought up yet then don't do it! You will just end up with crap!

~~~~~12 things you need to know about going to a swinging party
Sex is not a taboo subject anymore.

Most people feel comfortable with discussing their bedroom antics with friends and the average number of partners people have in their lifetime has increased dramatically in recent years.

Even sex parties, which were once reserved for only the very adventurous, are more popular than ever.

However, there is still an element of mystery that shrouds a ‘swinging party’.

From whether people really throw their car keys into a bowl to how the fun gets started – here’s 12 things you need to know about going to a swinging party.

1. No, people don’t throw their keys in a bowl

Sure, there is often a warm up game to get people started, but it’s usually something far more fun like spin the bottle.

Volvos are so not sexy.

2. Safety comes first

No protection, no play. No exceptions.

3. Everyone is ‘normal’

People often presume swingers are either ridiculously good looking (think Eyes Wide Shut) or ridiculously suburban (think Abigail’s Party – minus the clothes).

In actual fact, they are rarely either.

Simply curious and open-minded singles and couples exploring their naughty side.

4. There’s a strong code of conduct

Courtesy, respect and an understanding of when someone is not interested in your advances are all essential at a swinging party.

5. Couples come as a couple and leave as a couple

…. Single men are rarely invited on their own, and single women are called unicorns – rare, precious and very welcome.

6. You should invest in some decent underwear

Knickers don’t tend to stay on for long at a swinging party, but, when they do, part of the fun is looking exceptional in your new Agent Provocateur underwear set.

Make an effort.

7. It’s a bit of a social

And people don’t tend to strip naked as soon as they arrive.

Instead, they are encouraged to relax and enjoy the party first – some even forbid ‘play’ until a certain time.

8. Everyone’s at it

The beauty of a swinging party is that there’s no judgement. People are stripped bare, literally and metaphorically.

So don’t be surprised if you’re ‘chatting’ to a barman one minute and a property tycoon the next – it’s all part of the fun.

9. Going just to watch is allowed (but not all the time)

There are different ‘types’ of attendees, from those who’ll do anything with anyone to those who prefer to watch.

Watching is considered fair play for newbies, but seasoned swingers often have a ‘get involved or go home’ rule for those who prefer to watch but not play *every* time.

10. Do bring a bottle

If it’s a smaller party held at a private home, yes, you bring a bottle.

They’ve opened their home to you, the least you can do is turn up with a decent bottle of plonk.

11. It’s sexy

A room full of champagne and  nakedness after a hard week in the office.

Could be worse.

12. It’s far less intimidating than you’d think

Because, at the end of the day, it’s all just a bit of fun, isn’t it?

And it was everyone’s first time once.

With Last-minute 'Racist,' 'Fear-mongering' Campaign Ad

Don't fall for the fear mongering! And yes it's fear mongering!
This is a time where we all should be working together for better lives.
Not a time of xenophobia being far and distant in a country point of
view as you can't run America like a small town as it would have nothing 
like they have nothing!

Just a point to fact check because of what Trump puts out, Grab her by the...
Horse Face and others. Making America grate again, going backward
in a time of a coming high national debt from low taxes and policies. 
Watching Fox News at the bottom looking up from that point of view
below well there is a point to know as the photo above!

~~~~~WATCH Trump Hits 'New Low' With Last-minute 'Racist,' 'Fear-mongering' Campaign Ad
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a new campaign ad on Wednesday, just less than a week before the U.S. midterm elections, which has instantly been dubbed the most racist ad in a generation.

The ad, which Trump pinned to the top of his Twitter account, opens with the line, "Illegal immigrant, Luis Bracamontes, killed our people!"

"Democrats let him stay," the ad then claims.

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It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
"It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now!" the president tweeted alongside the ad.

As a reminder about life to not be fear mongered.
As in raising the minimum wage cost jobs but it never
was a disaster the last times it was raised. People spend what they earn and
it's better than doing without! Running America like a small town with nothing
because they can't afford anything is turning America like a small town with 
people that have nothing because they make nothing to buy anything with!

Low taxes is high national debt that rules as you really can't have businesses without
a Government to have them in. It would be like living in the 1800's!
Small Governments are easily taken over by other countries!

Voter fraud? Why spend millions to stop 4 to 30 people from fraud?

There is no sign ISIS or 'Sunni terrorist groups' are in caravan.
Like they wouldn't know there is a strange person in the caravan as
workers at Walmart would know a corporate spy is in the workplace.
DUR, but true. It's just a bunch of families running for better pay and life.
Xenophobia is no point of view. No man is an island. No one is self-sufficient; 
everyone relies on others. As rich people did not get rich from themselves
someone gave them the money to be rich!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Changing job skills, GM offers buyouts

The job skills are changing and schools are not reaching that goal!
As the kids today are going out in a world that changed on them! 

And so it is starting! GM is starting to change for workers that 
have the know how to make cars with more technology.
So GM is buying out their workers as the changes go on.

Nothing stays the same. Stagnation is death! But for the educational systems
they need to get on the ball here because we are heading for a wall!

~~~~~ACT scores show many Oklahoma high school graduates not prepared 
for college-level courses.
Many of Oklahoma's 2018 high school graduates will struggle to pass first-year college courses based on their ACT scores.

Only 16 percent of Oklahoma students met all four college readiness benchmarks in English, mathematics, reading and science, while 43 percent met zero benchmarks.

The information was released Wednesday in ACT's annual report, "The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2018."

ACT research shows students who meet the college readiness benchmarks have a 75 percent chance of earning a C or higher and a 50 percent chance of earning a B or higher in a college-level course in that subject area.

~~~~~GM offers buyouts to 18,000 employees
Although the company did not announce the buyouts as part of its earnings report, CEO Mary Barra told investors that GM (GM) would be taking "steps to transform the workforce to ensure we have the right skill sets for today and the future while also driving significant efficiency."

GM has not disclosed the details of the offer, but typically it is a formula that offers a certain amount of weekly pay for every year of service.

GM and other automakers are making a major push to develop self-driving vehicle technology along with electric vehicles and ride sharing services. GM has created a separate company called Cruise for those efforts. The company expects to spend $1 billion on Cruise this year.

~~~~~America's persistent problem: Unskilled workers
America has millions of jobs openings -- more than any point since 2000.
On the surface, that's a good thing. It means employers are hiring and the economy is growing.

Deeper down though, a high number of job openings raises red flags because it means companies aren't finding the right people to fill the jobs. It signals a persistent problem in America's economy: the skills gap.

Vacant jobs can cost companies hundreds of dollars a day in lost profits, research shows, and ultimately the job skills gap hurts America's economic growth.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

5 Research Based Reasons To Avoid The Flu Shot! Not Non Human Things

Why not take the flu shot? For me I only get the flu if I do take the shot.
So I don't take the shot to not get sick and I haven't had any bad flu yet.
It took me two years to get up to normal from taking the flu shot but
to me it's was worth it as I do feel better clearer than I did from taking the shot.
But that is how my body is. It's better for my body to do the work by itself!

But the issue is still there with the flu shot of what is in it.
Taking non human things in your body is different than eating
non human things. Eating it is different than putting it in your blood!
Along with the other issues of it just not being that effective vs what
you are doing. To me it is just best to let your immune system fix it.
And keeping yourself healthy so your body can do it's job!
Take care of yourself!

~~~~~5 Research Based Reasons To Avoid The Flu Shot!
The push for you, your children and elderly relatives getting a flu shot is in full swing, and if someone hasn’t tried to strong-arm you into getting a shot yet- don’t worry. They will.

Before you cave to the pressure, let me give you five great reasons to NOT get that flu shot.

1. They don’t work.
The Center for Disease Control and Analysis (CDC) has posted their own analysis of the flu vaccine effectiveness, but are you aware that even the CDC says the vaccines have been less than 59% effective more than half the time. The US government admitted that most of the time they’re, at best, 50-60 percent effective at stopping influenza requiring medical care.

The 2014/2015 vaccine was a total dud- it was only 19 percent effective. If you were between the ages of 2-8 it was only 15 percent effective.

2. Flu shots can be more dangerous than the flu.
When you inject foreign protein molecules directly into your bloodstream you can trigger an allergic reaction. Those proteins need to be broken down, the way they would be through natural digestion processes.

Some vaccines include DNA/RNA from other animal tissue. There are still millions of differences in the DNA of humans and their nearest “relative,” so mixing things up at the subatomic level is a recipe for disaster.

They are injecting a lab altered virus into your body! Think about that. Read it again and think about it some more.

3. There are toxic ingredients- and not just Mercury!
Have you ever read the warnings or the ingredient list for the flu vaccine? Let me make it easy for you. Here’s a link to the CDC’s own page with the ingredients.

So when you get a vaccine…

o They’re potentially injecting aluminum right into your blood. Aluminum doesn’t belong in your body.
o They’re injecting egg protein right into your blood (I hope you’re not allergic!).
o You’re reading it right; they’re injecting formaldehyde right into your blood.
o They’re potentially including monosodium glutamate (MSG) in your vaccine.  Really?  Really.
o Thimerosal (which is a mercury preservative), and aluminum adjuvants can attack your immune system as well. Since they’re neurotoxic they can also slow down your brain functions. They’re injecting thimerosal right into your blood. If your doctor is honest they might tell you that it “contains trace amounts of mercury… “ Have you ever seen what happens when a kid steals some of this from a school and spills it on the sidewalk? It’s like a scene from a crazy science fiction movie the way guys in hazmat suits lock up the area.

4. Flu shots cause immunosuppression.
Along with the other list of nasty ingredients the flu shot also introduces the virus itself into your body. That’s why after children get the shot they tend to develop runny noses, ear infections and a nasty cough. Flu viruses sensitize your body against the virus – it does not immunize it. Now imagine that a live flu virus is injected into somebody with a suppressed immune system.

The shot doesn’t work.

5. Vitamin C outperforms vaccines.
We’ve known since the 1950s, since the clinical studies of Dr. Frederick Klenner, that intravenous Vitamin C has a powerful healing effect. He used it successfully to treat polio, shingles, measles, mumps, chickenpox, and yes, even the flu.

You can see that it has benefits way beyond beating the flu virus. The side effects are healing and feeling good.

You’re probably surrounded by people who tell you that you must get the flu shot, but if your gut tells you not to – there are good reasons for that.

Pay attention to your gut.

~~~~~The Disgusting Stuff in Flu Shots
It’s that time again: the hype has begun to push flu shots into the arms of everyone, from six-month-old infants to 96-year-old grandparents. Flu vaccines have been around since the 1930s when it was discovered that the influenza viruses grew well in eggs and could be harvested for a vaccine. Flu shots contain stray, potentially cancer-causing stray viruses and the multi-dose vials remain loaded with mercury. For nearly 90 years, this disgusting slurry has annually been injected into humans. Truth is, the long-term consequences of this action are completely unknown.

Manufacturers moving away from eggs
As previously discussed, manufacturing flu shots from eggs is time-consuming and only allows one “crop” per year. First described in the mid-1990s and still in early stages, all major players in the vaccine industry are moving toward the use of cell cultures to replace egg-based vaccines, particularly flu shots. With cell lines, production can be rapidly scaled up in times when the government thinks there is an emergency and needs more flu shots.  Below are the cell lines currently used for flu shots.

Insect cells
sIn 2013, the FDA approved the first influenza vaccine – FluBlok – produced in ovaries taken from fall army worms.  The manufacturer extracts the HA gene from this year’s seed virus and combines it with another virus, called a bacteriophage. This second virus only infects insects. Then the recombinant virus is grown in billions of cells derived from the fall armyworm. The infected worm ovaries churn out large quantities of the desired HA protein, and within three weeks, the manufacturer extracts and “purifies” the virus, readying it for insertion into the season’s vaccine.

Two immediate problems come to mind: 

How exact is this match when the human influenza virus is combined with an insect-infecting virus?

How much insect DNA is incorporated into the final solution? The amount of egg protein and bovine albumin is listed on package inserts, even if it is only a fraction of a nanogram. How much insect DNA is coming through that needle?

Dog kidney cells
Madin Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells were first isolated from a healthy female cocker spaniel in 1958. The cells were immortalized, meaning they have been dividing in perpetuity since that time. A continually dividing cell, by definition, has the ability to form tumors or undergo an oncogenic transformation. The FDA is well aware of this and has held several summits regarding the use of neoplastic cell for the production of vaccines.  For example, as far back as 1998, the Center for Biologic Education and Research (CBER) and the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Committee (VRBPAC), both divisions within the FDA, discussed the use of neoplastic and tumor-causing cells for vaccine manufacture. They concluded an arbitrary amount of tumor-causing DNA – up to 10ng – would be allowed in vaccines.

The first human influenza vaccine using MDCK cells was licensed in the Netherlands in 2001 (Influvac). This vaccine is no longer in production. Currently, FluCelVax, manufactured by Seqirus in partnership with Novartis, is the only FDA approved flu shot available in the US made from dog cells. 

I hope that the information above will be enough to convince you, your family and your friends to never get another flu shot. I hope you will use these facts to confront a system forcing you to be injected with this disgusting solution. We have installed a print icon at the bottom of each article. Share with friends both through social media and by handing out the article in person.

In the mean time, wash your hands, avoid refined foods particularly white sugar, take at least 3000 mg of Vitamin C ascorbate daily and have your Vitamin D level checked (the level should be 80-100ng/ml to be protective.) By following these simple steps, you’ll be well this winter without a flu shot.

~~~~~What is the resolve? Help your immune system! Any help to your immune system
helps. The goal is to take Vitamins to help you not get sick.

For the most part I see is vitamin D3! When you look at China and other places that
does not get a lot of sun light because of smog, it points to much bad!
Mushrooms, mold etc are made in the dark. So even with Vitamin D3 that is made in
the body by being in the sun light you see the lack of sunlight is not a good thing.
Don't be nasty, wash your hands after going to a public place, pick your nose etc!

N1H1 etc hurts people because their immune system is low in the first place!
Kind of like when I worked overnight at Walmart. I got sick a lot there.
I see it as I did not get much sun light being I was sleeping all day long and
working at night. Being in a public place did not help. With my "Day Job" now
I still am working in a public place and I have not got sick as I did from Walmart.

Vitamin D3 goes to your bones. That is important because bone marrow is the
heart of your immune system.

Vitamin C also helps. Keep in mind it is ascorbic acid so you should
like with Vitamins take with food to lessen the acid burn.

Garlic at a high level 6000 mg taken for prevention.

Beta-carotene is also needed.
"In the body, beta-carotene converts into vitamin A (retinol). 
We need vitamin A for good vision and eye health, for a strong immune system, 
and for healthy skin and mucous membranes." 
The point for your immune system is the mucous membranes.
Helping the body's defense to not get the flu.

More is Zinc, Catnip, herbs and etc it's just a point how far do you want to go.
Vitamins D3, C and Beta-carotene for the most part keeps the bad away and 
should be taken along with a multivitamin because of the risk of the flu.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Jim Carrey Delivers Fiery Political Speech

Isn't it about time to be open about what is going on
and to note why you need to vote November to not tolerate
the xenophobia driving the ignorance we see today and vote
to get the balance back! 

"He took on the American right wing of its day and its worst evils: hatred of immigrants, contempt of the truth, greed, and the abuse of power. We are fighting those same evils today."

~~~~~Jim Carrey Delivers Fiery Political Speech During Los Angeles BAFTA Awards
Actor and comedian Jim Carrey usually saves his political musings for Twitter or his latest painting. This weekend, though, he voiced his views while accepting the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Los Angeles on Friday night.

“I’m glad it didn’t come in the mail,” Carrey joked about his award statue, referencing the recent slew of bombs sent in the mail to high-profile targets of President Donald Trump. “Maybe a little soon? It is my job to try. Yes, I no longer have packages delivered to my home in the great America that has been fashioned in the last couple of years.”

Much to the audience’s delight, Carrey then went full bore into a poignant, impassioned speech about the current political system.

“Almost half of America at this moment believes there is a sinister deep state diabolically plotting ... to what?” Carrey asked. “Give them health care?”

He praised his comedy hero, actor Charlie Chaplin, for the ingenious, subversive political commentary in his films.

With “Modern Times,” he criticized capitalism without a conscience, and that’s what we have now: capitalism without a conscience. He showed the common man being fed through years of brutal dehumanizing industrial age. He took on the American right wing of its day and its worst evils: hatred of immigrants, contempt of the truth, greed, and the abuse of power. We are fighting those same evils today.

Carrey went on to dedicate his award to people he believed to be true heroes ― a term the comedian says has been warped by reality TV ― Chaplin, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, professor Christine Blasey Ford and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“He’ll stand for the anthem when the anthem stands for him,” Carrey said of Kaepernick.

Carrey released a new painting Wednesday, depicting President Trump biting down on one of the pipe bombs discovered this week.

“Make no mistake, these terrorists were encouraged and emboldened by the hate speech of Donald Trump,” Carrey tweeted. “If you can’t see the clear menace of this man’s influence by now then you are a part of it.”

Today they tried to murder two Presidents as well as public servants and journalists. Make no mistake, these terrorists were encouraged and emboldened by the hate speech of Donald Trump. If you can’t see the clear menace of this man’s influence by now then you are a part of it.

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) October 24, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Guns n Roses and Stevie Wonder - "Living for the Paradise City"

For those that are broke the first or second week of the month.
And for the kids with parents that are never home working 2 jobs.
This is for you!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Climate models fail to predict air pressure shift above Greenland, Changes

There are changes in weather and so is the need to adapt to it.
Water levers are raising and so hurricanes are flooding worse.
Heat will rise also along with crops not doing well in 119 deg
weather in the south full of stupid hot! Global warming is a issue
to crops that makes a issue to us with no food to eat!

But as a warning we all should be noting the changes going on
and act accordingly!

~~~~~Climate models fail to predict air pressure shift above Greenland
"We think that the recent rapid warming over Greenland since the early 1990s is not being fully simulated by the models," said researcher Edward Hanna.

Climate models failed to predict air pressure changes measured in the atmosphere above Greenland over the last few decades. According to a new study, the failure undermines the reliability of climate models for regional predictions in the North Atlantic.

Over the last few decades, Greenland has experienced an increase in summertime air pressure, a phenomenon called "Greenland blocking." Climate models, however, predicted a slight decrease in air pressure during the same time period.

If air pressure continues to increase across Greenland, climate scientists think the British Isles are likely to experience an increase in summertime precipitation -- a likelihood missed by current climate models.

Scientists think North Atlantic climate predictions are underestimating the region's accelerate warming, as well as the impacts of Greenland's melting ice sheet on global sea level rise.

"While there is natural variability in the climate system, we think that the recent rapid warming over Greenland since the early 1990s is not being fully simulated by the models, and that this misrepresentation could mean that future changes in atmospheric circulation and the jet stream over the wider North Atlantic region may not be properly simulated," Hanna said.

Trump a New High-Water Mark: The Biggest Federal Deficit In 6 Years

As a point to get ready for more deficit from low taxes like it does
in the past over and over it is starting to go up again like expected.
It's like running America like a small town. 
It will have nothing like they have nothing!

Low taxes is a bad life! The poor does not pay much taxes and so
can't afford to buy a BMW to benefit from the low taxes.
And lacks help from the low taxes. It's about the lack of investment 
on the people, the labor force making unstable as they are on shaky 
ground and adapt accordingly cutting back their spending and
showing up to work in a homeless tired state.

So as it's going the tax cuts are starting to kick in and so is more debt and cutting 
back to make it. Tax cuts goes to the stock investors as they make more money than 
a worker. With a worker paying hardly any taxes suffers because the tax dollars to 
pay for food stamps help with rent and bills etc gets cut back to help the rich guy put 
gas in his SUV!

Oh well you can't make them not! Republicans can't learn if they don't fail.
The poor will just cut back their spending to make it. Low taxes is a lower life
and is ok for the poor they will just cut back as they might realize they never
need it anyway!

~~~~~Trump Hits A New High-Water Mark: The Biggest Federal Deficit In 6 Years
President Donald Trump likes to boast that he’s breaking records with the latest low unemployment figures. Here’s another record for his administration: The 2018 federal deficit hit the highest level of the last six years.

The deficit jumped 17 percent (or by $113 billion) to $779 billion at the end of Trump’s first fiscal year, according to final figures released Monday by the Treasury Department. That’s mostly due to the massive corporate tax cut that slashed rates from 35 percent to 21 percent, choking revenue for spending, which climbed 3 percent. Much of that was a hike in defense spending and money to pay interest on the climbing federal debt, CNN reported.

The U.S. government’s $523 billion in interest payments to service its debt in 2018 — the highest ever — was more than the entire economic output of Belgium this year, Bloomberg reported.

Corporate tax collections in the U.S. fell 22 percent, or $76 billion, in the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.

The total federal debt — which combines annual deficits — was 78 percent of the nation’s entire gross domestic product in June. It hasn’t been that large a percentage since World War II.

Trump promised the tax cuts would pay for themselves by boosting business, which would produce more taxes. But that hasn’t yet happened. The Trump administration estimates that the deficit will increase to $1.09 trillion in the next fiscal year.

The federal government usually increases spending — and deficits — to boost a faltering economy — such as during the 2008 recession triggered by the subprime mortgage and banking crisis. But the economy was already in a strong recovery when Trump moved into the White House, and he still boosted the deficit.

“By cutting taxes in 2017 when the economy was already quite strong, Congress and the administration not only missed a golden opportunity to begin to address the fiscal problem, they actually made the problem worse,” William Gale, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told CBS News.

The GOP had traditionally been the party that battled for a balanced federal budget.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Crazy but that's ok!

Many things happened in my life and many loves.
Explosions, a helium tank tipping over hitting a pallet knocking of the head putting
a hole in the wall at the hotel I worked at. I also did a big roach imitation by walking
around in the banquet room with a big table on my back. (Relating to the video!)
I got hit by a car doing 45 mph with me 0 mph on my moped
making a left turn. I love a married Gypsy that accidentally ran me over.
I met before I met her along with my ex wife and ex girlfriend at Walmart that also
drove a truck in her past. (Like end of the video being ran over in love.)
Relating to the Gypsy love, I love! Strange and on a different plane!
We all where from the same point in another town at different times.
In the town I live in now we all where.

Also in the 90's I dated a lady hair dresser that smoked weed and barfed 
on the first date taking me to a gay bar because it was her security being she 
testified against a biker gang in court and the guy threatened to kill her
in court!

I seen a guy set himself on fire in a car on a bridge. And a kid in class get kicked in 
the neck by a donkey. Rubber neck? Yes but we all where too young to know what 
happened. The teacher grabbed my arm and threw me so I couldn't see it. 
But I flew upside down scraping my head on the ground as I was wondering why 
his neck was bent. We all thought it was a magic trick! Too young to know!

I was given LSD or something when I was a kid 5+? by a homeless guy,
I saw the machine elves!

So as the video relating to love, crazy is not a bad thing as love heals all!

The Housewife Who Hid Her Lover In The Attic For Over A Decade

The note of this story is the need to be open with each other!
And so was the xenophobia / paranoia of the 1920's vs today!

Now in the 21st century there is a point to be brought up
and be open and fair to each other. besides Trump types pushing the
1930 again... Not going to happen! Polyamory, Polyandry, open marriage
is a form of therapy. In the case of Walburga “Dolly” Oesterreich being
bored with her husband (and their sex life) is just the result of something
higher a need she had, there is always more to just sex for anyone!
To heal to stabilize her from what it was in her life?

"A violent fight broke out between the Oesterreiches." Points to why she needed.
And so is ok to fix her need, not fixing her need makes her the prisoner.
And for the 1920's it was normal but now? NO! If this kind of thing happened
today without the xenophobia / paranoia they would of all sat down for that talk!
Or if her husband was xenophobia / paranoia she would divorce him than to
die in the relationship of unstable! It's better to accept the wife's needs!

With openness and acceptance of needs these things would of never ended bad!
All would of lived their short lives together in a open free time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~~~~~The Housewife Who Hid Her Lover In The Attic For Over A Decade
What lengths would you go to keep your affair a secret? For one woman, the sex was so good, she decided to hide her lover in her own house.

In 1930, the LA Times published articles following the wild affairs of Walburga “Dolly” Oesterreich. Dolly married Fred Oesterreich, a wealthy apron manufacturer. From the outside, Dolly’s life was picture perfect. Unfortunately, things were pretty bad behind closed doors. Fred was a violent drinker and Dolly was miserable.

Everything changed for her in 1913.

In a move straight out of “The Graduate,” Dolly seduced her soon-to-be lover upon their first meeting. Bored with her husband (and their sex life), Dolly asked Fred to send a factory worker to their home to repair her sewing machine. When Otto Sanhuber, 19, showed up at the house, Dolly answered the door wearing nothing but a silk robe and tights. Call me crazy, but I think the sewing machine went untouched (if you know what I mean).

Dolly and Otto’s sexual affair would last over a decade. The pair met daily at hotels at the beginning of their relationship. After a while, they moved to the Oesterreich home. Neighbors began to notice and warned Fred of the affair. When confronted, Dolly claimed Otto was her “vagabond half brother.” To quell her husband and neighbors’ suspicions, Dolly came up with a plan: Move her lover into her attic.

Living there, with only a cot and a desk for furniture, wasn’t a far-fetched idea. Otto had no living family members and was a self-proclaimed “sex slave” to Dolly. According to the LA Times, Otto compared his relationship to Dolly to the bond between a mother and son.

Otto spent his time in the attic writing. He published tales of sex and murder under a pen name. Dolly assisted by submitting his stories to pulp magazines.

I know what you’re thinking: “How could Dolly’s husband not have heard this guy up in the attic for so long?” The truth is, Fred did hear noises. After five years, he thought a ghost haunted their home. Fred demanded they move to a new home in Los Angeles. Dolly agreed—as long as the new house had an attic, of course. Otto, upon Dolly’s request, went to Los Angeles early and settled in the new home’s attic before the married couple arrived. In this home, things took a dramatic turn.

In 1922—about 10 years after Otto moved in—a violent fight broke out between the Oesterreiches. Concerned for Dolly’s safety, Otto rushed downstairs with two of Fred’s rifles in hand. When Fred saw Dolly’s “half brother” in their new home, things clicked in his mind. Outraged, he rushed towards Otto, who in turn fired three rounds into Fred’s chest.

With Fred’s blood on their hands, Dolly and Otto thought of a plan: They would fake a robbery. Dolly hid in the closet and Otto locked her inside. He then took Fred’s watch and retreated to the attic. With Otto safely hidden, Dolly screamed for help.

The police believed her. The “stolen” watch validated her robbery claim, leaving them no reason to believe Dolly killed Fred. She decided to make a fresh start and moved to a new home nearby. Otto followed, continuing to live in the attic in order to keep their submissive-dominant relationship a secret.

Dolly then found love with her estate attorney, Herman Shapiro. As a token of her love, she gave Herman the “stolen” diamond watch that once belonged to Fred. Red flags rose for the new lover. Remembering Dolly’s robbery story, Herman asked how she got the watch. She claimed to have found it in a window seat cushion after Fred’s death, saying she didn’t feel the need to alert the police. That evening, she invited her third lover, Roy Klumb, over to dispose of the murder weapons in a tar pit.

In 1923, Dolly and Roy had a nasty breakup, which prompted him to tell the police about the watch and how he hid the guns. The police arrested Dolly, though they remained confused. How was she able to lock herself in the closet?

Because she wouldn’t be home during court hearings, Dolly had asked Herman to bring food to her “half brother,” who was staying in her attic. Excited to see another person for the first time in over 10 years, Otto told Herman all about his sexual affair. Things began to click in Herman’s mind: Otto was the one who helped Dolly kill her husband. Herman kicked Otto out of the house and he fled to Canada.

The court didn’t convict Dolly, and Herman kept Otto’s confession secret. But once Herman and Dolly broke up in 1930, he let the cat out of the bag. Coincidentally, Otto had moved back to Los Angeles. He and Dolly were arrested immediately.

Paparazzi followed the couple as if they were celebrities. The LA Times covered the case in full detail, nicknaming it the “Bat Man” case, a nod to Otto’s cave-like dwelling. Mind you, this was about ten years before the Batman comics were published.

The couple’s zany story blew people’s minds. How could a Midwestern housewife cause a whirlwind of drama and make the front-page news for eight years running?

Unfortunately, the results of the case were not as compelling as the public hoped. The jury found Otto guilty of manslaughter, but the statue of limitations for the offense was only seven years. Because eight years had passed since the crime, Otto and Dolly were free to go.

Dolly ended up marrying a man she had dated for 30 years. Otto ran away from Los Angeles and never came back. The stranger-than-fiction affair inspired two films, including one starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Obamacare premiums will get cheaper for the first time, Sustainable!

The cost of ObamaCare is going down. It is a sustainable long term system
worth the investment on it. Things are looking to be more blue in a few
years. And to note there are too many people on ObamaCare to take it away.
And many do not want to unhealth the labor force with sickly workers with 
no insurance. Workers not having insurance is a issue! It's best to not have
homemade healthcare in the workplace or anywhere!

~~~~~"Premiums are going down because insurers overshot with premium increases this year that were too high," Larry Levitt, senior vice president for health reform at the Kaiser Family Foundation, said on Twitter. “Premiums would be even lower if not for repeal of the individual mandate penalty and expansion of short-term plans.”

Other administration moves most likely contributed to the premium decrease, however, including approving state plans to stabilize their markets.

Knew Premiums Would Go Up When They Sabotaged Your Health Care, Did It Anyway

It's just a matter of cause and effect? To say Obamacare hurt so many people? 
Is the same as the uninsured making others hurt paying more to pay the bill for 
the uninsured.

Like how it's said "It's not right to be forced to have health insurance" 
as the same for having to have car insurance. 
It's my right to not have car insurance making the others pay for it!

Well anything is better than nothing. ObamaCare was there for a reason not
because they wanted to be all fancy like!

People are needing their insurance but are having people trying to constrict it.
Well you can't go forward if you are against your own people! 
It's like a bunch of people suffering Cancer, diabetes wondering it their healthcare 
will be taken away from them so they will die with the Republicans drinking buttermilk
looking at ObamaCare trying to figure out how to get rid of it because it cost too much.

Will I live or die?????? vs Looking at it drinking buttermilk, uh, uh, uh????
Don't get RepublicanCare get ObamaCare! It's sustainable!

~~~~~NewsRepublicans Knew Premiums Would Go Up When They Sabotaged Your Health Care, But They Did It Anyway

For the past year and a half, Republicans have waged a non-stop war against the Affordable Care Act. Throughout 2017, Republicans tried time after time to repeal the Affordable Care Act, slashed funding for outreach, ended cost-sharing reduction payments that helped low income Americans afford health care, and passed a tax bill that the Congressional Budget Office predicts will strip health care from 13 million Americans and raise premiums by double digits.  

Throughout their many layers of sabotage, Republicans have played ignorant, trying to cover up the fact that their votes will send Americans’ premiums skyrocketing. Just this morning, former HHS Secretary Tom Price called out Republicans’ lies, saying that the tax bill’s repeal of the individual mandate “will harm the pool in the exchange market, because you’ll likely have individuals who are younger and healthier not participating in that market, and consequently, that drives up the cost for other folks within that market.”

Just one month after voting for a tax bill that the CBO projected would raise insurance premiums by double digits, Sen. Ted Cruz acted as though he had wanted to lower premiums the whole time: “I think lowering premiums is a win-win for everybody…The number one reason people despise Obamacare is that premiums have skyrocketed.” As much as Republicans try to distance themselves from it, the fact of the matter is clear: they knew they were voting to raise premiums, and they chose to do it anyway.


The Trump Administration Deliberately Tried To Reduce Enrollment Of Healthy Individuals By Halting Outreach, Despite Commonly Understood Consequence That This Would Increase Premiums.

January 2017: In “Transparent Effort To Damage Stability Of Health Insurance Marketplace,” President Trump Abruptly Halts Open Enrollment Ads. In the final week of open enrollment, President Trump ended ads that let people know they could sign up for the Affordable Care Act. As Politico notes, “The last five days of the open enrollment season are seen as critical because many individuals procrastinate and then join a last-minute sign-up surge. That’s particularly true for younger and healthier customers who are crucial to making insurance markets work.”

February 2017: Analysis Shows Trump’s Cuts To Outreach Prevent Nearly 500,000 People From Getting Coverage. Following Trump’s initial cuts to outreach, it was estimated that Trump’s cuts blocked nearly 500,000 people from getting coverage. When fewer healthy people are able to purchase care, experts agree that premiums increase.

August 2017: Trump Administration Cuts Aca Advertising Budget By 90 Percent, Despite Evidence That It Will Cause Premiums To Increase. [Vox, 8/31/17]

Because The Administration Still Refuses To Adequately Fund Outreach, Insurance Commissioners Warn That Premiums Will Continue To Increase. Peter Lee, the head of California’s ACA Marketplace wrote in a letter to HHS that premiums would go up because of the Administration’s failure to properly fund outreach: “The reality is clear: If the federal government maintains the current cuts in marketing and outreach, premiums will be higher than necessary, consumers will be hurt as a result and taxpayers will pay the price by supporting higher [than] necessary subsidies. This does not need to happen and can easily be avoided…Drops in new enrollment are a formula for a worse risk mix and higher premiums.” [Letter to HHS, 4/25/18]

Months Before The Trump Administration Ended Payments That Helped Lower Income Americans Afford Insurance, The CBO Warned That Doing So Would Raise Premiums By 20 Percent. President Trump Ended Them Anyway:

August 2017: CBO Warns That Premiums Will Increase By 20 Percent If Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Are Terminated. “If President Trump follows through on his threat to stop paying billions of dollars of subsidies critical to insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, insurance premiums for certain plans would rise by 20 percent next year, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.” [Washington Post, 8/15/17]

October 2017: Trump Administration Decides To Halt Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments. Despite the CBO’s warning that ending cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs) would cause premiums to rise by 20%, the Trump Administration decided to do so anyways. [Washington Post, 10/13/17]

After The Fact, Insurance Commissioners Did Exactly What The Cbo Said Would Happen — They Raised Premiums. Jessica Altman, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner: “This is not the situation I hoped we would be in, but due to President Trump’s refusal to make cost-sharing reduction payments for 2018 and Congress’s inaction to appropriate funds, it is the reality that state regulators must face and the reason rate increases will be higher than they should be across the country.” [CNN Money, 10/17/17]

Now, Research Confirms That Ending CSRs Caused Premiums To Jump, And Is Expected To Do So Again In 2019. RWJ’s interviews with ten insurance companies found that the loss of cost-sharing reduction plan reimbursements drove premium increases in 2018 ranging from 10 to 20 percent. [Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Institute, 3/19/18]

Republicans Knew That Repealing The Requirement That Most People Have Insurance Would Drive Up Premiums, And Rushed To Do So Without Public Comment:

November 2017: Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Estimates That Repealing The Individual Mandate Will Push Premiums Up By 10 Percent Annually. Last fall, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released numbers that repealing the requirement that most people have insurance would increase premiums by roughly 10 percent each year for the next decade. [Congressional Budget Office, November 2017]

November 2017: Sen. Susan Collins Acknowledges That Repealing Individual Mandate Would Raise Premiums. “‘One of the major concerns I had was the impact on premiums of repealing the individual mandate,’ [Collins] said Tuesday, referring to government estimates that repealing the mandate would raise insurance premiums by at least 10 percent as healthier consumers leave the market.” [Talking Points Memo, 11/29/17]

December 2017: Republican Senate Hurries To Pass Final Gop Tax Bill, Which Repeals Individual Mandate Despite Cbo Analysis That It Will Drive Premiums Up, In The Dark Of The Night And Without Public Hearings. Senate Republicans were determined to stop discussion on their tax bill from ever seeing the light of day. In December, they passed their tax bill in a matter of weeks, without hearing any public hearings. The process was so rushed that entire pagers were crossed out of the final version of the bill, and amendments were handwritten and barely legible.

After Sen. Collins Exchanged Her Vote On The Tax Bill For A Promise To Pass ACA Stabilization, Republicans Sabotage Bipartisan Efforts To Pass Bill That Would Help Control Premium Hikes:

December 2017: To Counteract The Increase In Premiums That Would Follow Repealing The Individual Mandate, Sen. Susan Collins Exchanges Tax Bill Vote For Aca Stabilization Bill. Sen. In exchange for her vote on the GOP tax bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Trump, and Vice President Trump committed to passing a health care stabilization measure. [Washington Post, 12/15/17]

March 2018: After Pushing The Stabilization Vote Into The Next Year, Republicans Refused To Vote On Stabilization Unless Democrats Agreed To A List Of Deal Breaking Demands. In the middle of bipartisan negotiations on stabilization, the White House released its list of demands, including: Expanding the Hyde abortion language, codifying the Administration’s Short-Term proposal into law that undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions, expanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) that is essentially another tax cut for the wealthy, mposing an age tax on older Americans by letting insurers charge people over 50 five times more than younger people. [White House Document, obtained by Politico, 3/8/18]

March 2018: There Is No Vote On Stabilization. [New York Magazine, 3/26/18]
Ignoring Warnings From Health Insurers, Trump Administration Proposes Changes To Short-Term Health Plans That Would Drive Up Premiums For Americans In Individual Marketplace:

July 2017: In Letter To HHS, America’s Health Insurance Plans Warns That Allowing Short-Term Plans To Offer Coverage For More Than Three Months At A Time Will Drive Up Premiums. “A blanket extension of the permitted length of short term policies will draw lower risk people out of the individual market single risk pool and drive up premium costs for consumers.” [America’s Health Insurance Plans Letter To HHHS, 7/12/17]

October 2017: President Trump Signs Executive Order That Expands Access To Short-Term Health Plans. President Trump’s executive order allows short-term plans to last for 12 months and be renewable, a notable change from the previous rule, which limited these plans to three months and prevented them from being renewed. [The Atlantic, 10/12/17]

February 2018: Administration Releases Fact Sheet On Short-Term Rule That Would Allow Insurers To Sell Year-Long Plans. [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2/20/18]

March 2018: Nonpartisan Urban Institute Says Premiums Will Increase By Nearly 20 Percent. Confirming what experts had warned of, the Urban Institute calculated that increasing the availability of short-term health plans, when combined with the repeal of the individual mandate, would lead premiums to increase by an average of 18.3 percent in 2019. [Urban Institute, March 2019]

March 2018: AARP Analysis Projects Short-Term Plans Will Cause Older Americans’ Premiums To Increase By 16.6 Percent. As a result of President Trump and his Republican allies’ pushing junk insurance plans, AARP expects premiums for older Americans buying marketplace health coverage to increase by an average of 16.6 percent in 2019.  [AARP, 3/21/18]

Each Of The Administration’s Decisions Is Designed Drive People Off Of Health Care And Increase Premiums:

Katherine Hempstead, health insurance expert at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Anything That Undermines The ACA-Compliant Risk Pool Is Bad For Premiums.  “Anything that undermines the ACA-compliant risk pool is bad for premiums in the ACA market…Every exit ramp makes that market more expensive and less competitive than it otherwise would be.” [Modern Healthcare, 4/26/18]

Vox: Republican Sabotage To Blame For Premium Hikes. “The Trump administration’s multifaceted crusade against the health care law — slashing outreach budgets and pulling the law’s cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers — were already to blame for a 20 percent premium hike this year. Then Congress repealed the individual mandate in their tax bill, a huge political victory given the GOP’s vehement opposition to the mandate but one that insurers have said would drive up premiums even more next year.” [Vox, 4/25/18]

Washington Post: “The Pottery Barn Rule Comes To Mind: You Break It, You Own It.” “This is not ‘letting’ Obamacare fail. Many nonpartisan experts believe that these active measures are likely to undermine the pillars of the 2010 law and hasten the collapse of the marketplaces. The Pottery Barn rule comes to mind: You break it, you own it. Yes, the plate you just shattered had some cracks in it. But if you dropped it on the ground, the store is going to blame you.” [Washington Post, 10/13/17]

The American People Agree: President Trump And Congressional Republicans Are Playing Politics With People’s Health Care. A poll conducted last September found that 61 percent of voters believed President Trump was “trying to make the Affordable Care Act fail,” and 64 percent of voters said Trump is “playing politics with people’s health care.” The poll also found that the American people seriously disapprove of how Republicans in Congress are treating health care: 80 percent of voters disapprove while only 20 percent approve. [Garin Poll, 9/5/17]


Los Angeles Times: The first projections for Trumpcare 2019 are in: Expect rate increases of up to 30% [1/26/18]
Bloomberg: Trump’s Obamacare Changes to Push Up Premiums, Report Projects [2/26/18]
Vox: Trump will drive up Obamacare premiums nearly 20% [2/26/18]
CNBC: Trump proposal could push health premiums up by $2K for older Americans [3/22/18]
CNN Money: Actually, Trump is raising health insurance premiums [10/17/17]
Los Angeles Times: Trump Healthcare move threatens sharply higher premiums and market chaos [10/13/17]

Sen. Lamar Alexander: “Rates Will Go Up…They’re Going To Blame Every One Of Us, And They Should.” On the topic of failing to pass a stabilization bill, Sen. Alexander said: “Rates will go up. The individual market will probably collapse…There will be 11 million people who are between jobs, who are self-employed, who are working, who literally cannot afford insurance, and they’re not going to be very happy. And they’re going to blame every one of us, and they should.” [Vox, 4/25/18]

Lindsey Graham: Republicans “Own The Outcome” On Health Care. “Sen. Graham told Breitbart News, ‘In October, premiums are going up. Obamacare cannot be fixed. It’s going to continue to collapse, and then, we own the outcome. By repealing the individual mandate, which is a step forward in the eyes of the public, we own the issue. We have a responsibility to do something about the collapsing Obamacare system. I believe that we’re going to get blamed more than Democrats because we stopped trying to repeal Obamacare, and to suggest that we don’t own it is just simply politically naive.’ Graham continued, ‘It can hurt us in 2018. It can hurt by our base feeling like we betrayed them. It can hurt us from people suffering from Obamacare, like we don’t have a solution. It will energize Democrats. It can undercut everything we did on the tax cut side.'” [Breitbart, 2/6/18]

Rep. Charlie Dent: Republicans “Own” Health Care Now. “Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) argued Friday that President Trump was ‘ill-advised’ to end key ObamaCare payments, warning that the GOP now ‘owns’ whatever happens to ObamaCare. ‘I think the president is ill-advised to take this course of action because … we, the Republican Party, will own this,’ Dent, a key House moderate who is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, said on CNN. Asked about Trump’s previous comments blaming problems with ObamaCare on former President Barack Obama, Dent pointed out that Republicans currently control the White House and have majorities in both chambers of Congress. ‘Barack Obama is a former president. President Trump is the president and he’s a Republican, and we control the Congress,’ Dent said. ‘So we own the system now. We’re going to have to figure out a way to stabilize this situation … This is on us.'” [The Hill, 10/13/17]