Celebrate America’s Freedom & Liberty

Pledge of Allegience

Since Spring, I’ve noticed more people flying the American Flag. Our country’s liberty and freedom are under attack by the Obama administration. He supports the Muslim Brotherhood and sharia law as evidenced by the many members he has as advisors in our Whitehouse. He subscribes to Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and Cloward-Piven. Be sure to read about these ideologies to see how they are being implemented.

Protect our freedom! Fly the flag to show your allegiance.

Photo taken with my Blackberry.

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Doctors should be like auto repair shops

Medical costs and health care have been a prime news topic this past year. I hear people say that consumers need to take more control in the costs they pay. Some say we should shop around. Really???

In recent years I’ve had some medical bills – the largest being a surgery. It seemed like everybody and their brother issued an invoice. I’ve tried asking a Doctor how much something would cost that they recommended – like an MRI. They never know.

It occurred to me that it would sure be convenient if the medical system worked like the service department at my car’s dealership. I tell them what I think is wrong – like A/C doesn’t cool – then they hook the Jeep up to a computer which verifies the A/C needs replaced. It may also indicate that spark plugs need changed and the radiator coolant needs adjusted. The Service Manager uses the computer to calculate the necessary parts and the labor charge per each repair. The printer spits out an estimated invoice of the total repairs for my approval. In Ohio, the final bill must be within 10% of the estimate. If they find some new repair once the vehicle is torn down, then they must present a new estimate for me to approve.

If the dealership operated like the medical field, I would never get an estimate and would get invoices from the Service Manager, the guy who replaced belts, the guy who put air in tires, the guy who changed the oil, and the gal who printed out all the invoices. I’d also get bills for all the parts from each of the categories of parts plus the time charge for use of the computer. All those bills would straggle in over a period of a couple of months. AND I could be totally surprised by the total of all bills and have no recourse to challenge the cost or to rethink to have the work done at another time.

Back to when I was preparing for the surgery, I was sent to multiple places for various tests and procedures. Given that I was in quite a bit of pain, this wasn’t easy to do plus scheduling each of the various pre-surgery procedures meant that all the appointments took about 3 weeks to complete. By the time the surgery was complete, and the Doctor visited me in the hospital, he said my body part was greatly infected. He said I should have gone to ER so the surgery was done 3 weeks ago!!!! DUH!

Perhaps the medical industry could stand to take a class in customer service, but with ObamaCare that’s not the direction we’re headed.

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Where Are The Bees?

This plant is blue salvia and I have a row of them in my front landscaping. In past years they have been covered with both honey bees and bumble bees.

This year … no bees! That really concerns me since I’ve read how much our bee population has declined and how important bees are to our food supply.

blue salvia

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America is losing its freedom!

In case you haven’t noticed, America has been losing its freedom on a daily basis since Obama’s 2nd inauguration. He’s bypassing Congress more and more with Executive Orders – many of which are illegal for him to do. He’s instructing the agencies to implement certain actions which is another way for him to bypass Congress (IRS, EPA, DHS, NSA). A number of the agencies are stocking up on guns, ammo & tanks in preparation for Obama to implement martial law in case there is an uprising of the citizens. If he can trigger an uprising and declare martial law, then he can cancel the election this fall and set himself up as Dictator. He’s not doing this all by himself since Valerie Jarrett (born in Iran) and Eric Holder are also giving orders to the Fed agencies.

Remember in his 2008 campaign he promised to “transform America” but his supporters didn’t ask him to define “transform”. Those who didn’t vote for him knew he planned to turn America into a Socialist/Communist country and to allow the Muslim Brotherhood and sharia law to control. To date there are at least 12 members of the Brotherhood with offices in the Whitehouse.

The following “What If” video by Judge Napolitano was made in 2012. Being a strong supporter of the U.S. Constitution, Judge Nap asks numerous questions of what we would do if certain freedoms are lost. Many of the questions he asked in Nov 2012 have sadly already occurred.

  • We’ve learned the NSA is spying on us via our cell phones and email.
  • The IRS is targeting Conservative/GOP groups for harassment.
  • Obama has given himself authority (via an EO) to kill Americans with drones.
  • The Bureau of Land Management attempted to take over land in Nevada with snipers and armed officers plus wants 90,000 acres of privately owned land in the TX/OK border.
  • The BLM and some liberal colleges have set up “free speech zones”. Outside those zones, people cannot speak freely. 
  • Holder, the top law enforcement official, has said he will choose which laws he will obey.
  • Obama has an enemies list with people who can reveal unsavory info about him, such as his background. Many in his past have suspiciously ‘disappeared’. He threatened the Supreme Court prior to their vote on ObamaCare.
  • He does whatever it takes – legal or not – to get what he wants, knowing that Senator Harry Reid will prevent any stopgap measures from being voted on in the Senate, thus making any attempt to block Obama’s actions by the House of Representatives futile. 
  • Bloggers, social media, some TV pundits and some politicians are more openly calling Obama a Monarch, imperialist, tyrannical or dictatorial. 

It’s time to speak out against the impending tyranny!

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2013 Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians

corruptionJudicial Watch.org just released its 2013 10 Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians. JW is a non-partisan watchdog group with a motto of “Because no one is above the law“.

Actually the names on the list are not surprising. I think – if asked – most Americans would come up with the same list. Many of the names are connected with/involved in Obama’s numerous scandals.

TOP TEN CORRUPT POLITICIANS

  1. Obama
  2. Hillary Clinton, Fmr Secy of State
  3. Eric Holder, Atty Gen
  4. Sen Harry Reid (D-NV)
  5. John Brennan, CIA Director
  6. John Boehner, Speaker of the House
  7. Janet Napolitano, Fmr DHS Secy
  8. Steven Miller, Fmr IRS Commissioner
  9. Sen Saxby Chambliss, (R-GA)
  10. Kathleen Sebelius, HHS Secy

DISHONORALE MENTIONS

  • Michael Bloomberg, Fmr NYC Mayor
  • Bob McDonnell, Fmr VA Governor
  • Terry McAuliffe, Current VA Governor
  • Rick Renzi, Fmr Representative
  • Susan Rice, NSA Advisor

You can read ‘why’ each was chosen on Judicial Watch’s web site. Click here.

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ObamaCare Must Die!

liar liar pants on fireThis week PolitiFact announced its award for 2013 Lie of the Year. The winner was Obama’s “If you like your plan/Dr you can keep it … Period!” According to past videos, he repeated that lie over 30 times. Via emails, it’s been proven that he DID know it was a lie even though publicly he denied it. On a daily basis, we learn of more major flaws of this disastrous Democrat program that is destroying lives and placing some people in real danger.

Eventually by the fall of 2014, it’s projected that the majority of Americans will have their health care plans changed or dropped as small businesses (under 50 employees) and large businesses (over 50 employees) portions of the law kick in.

As the ObamaCare web site receives a few more “fixes”, people are learning that their Dr’s may not be included in the ObamaCare network. Some Dr’s are deciding to not participate in the program due to minimal reimbursements.

If you’re not old enough to received Medicare, you may not understand why a Dr may choose to not take an ObamaCare patient and sometimes don’t service Medicare patients. (Medicaid is even worse.)

Three years ago I had my gall bladder removed via minor laparoscopy . It consisted of numerous pre-surgery tests, two different surgeries, and 2½ days in the hospital. It was the first time I used Medicare and was shocked at how Medicare discounted bills.

  • The surgeon’s bill for the 2 surgeries was $3,140. Medicare said he should only receive $2,237.  I paid 20% of the $2,237. The surgeon had to write-off the difference ($903).
  • The hospital bill was $24,905. Medicare determined it should be $12,766. I paid 9% of the latter amount and the hospital was stiffed for $12,139.
  • All the rest of the costs were similarly discounted.
  • Bottom line, bills were turned in totaling $33,953. Medicare approved only $18,154 for payment. My cost to pay was $1,774. The unpaid amount was written off by the various companies.

Medicare primarily covers seniors. Imagine what adding a large portion of the entire population under ObamaCare will do to profits for Dr’s and hospitals. They must make changes to the type of patients they see or decide to get out of the business. Given the years of education a Doctor must invest, plus, the horrendous cost of the malpractice insurance, what would you do?

A Doctor I’m currently seeing has a posted policy that patients are responsible for the whole bill regardless of what is paid by the insurer. If the doctors, hospital and labs had such a policy 3 years ago, I would have had to pay the $1,774 PLUS the unpaid $15,739 PLUS the $1248 annual premium. I’ll bet more Doctors, hospitals, and labs will implement similar policies for ObamaCare.

For a program that is supposed to save people money, ObamaCare has the real possibility of causing bankruptcy for many Americans.

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