WHAT DOES DEPRESSION FEEL LIKE?

29 09 2009

If it’s the disease “major depression” it feels just like THIS:

http://anothernobody.wordpress.com/2009/05/02/more-badd-rantings-anti-depressants





HE’S A BETTER SPOKESMAN FOR MY POLITICS THAN I AM!

27 09 2009

Not only is he clearly very  smart — of course! because he agrees with me — he’s also handsome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFZiooURxBg





HEARTBREAK NUMBER 1

26 09 2009

Herewith the song of my very first heartbreak.

At age 16 it was devastating.

Please ignore the lame stagecraft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSAvVRgHzl8





BEYOND THE MAGIBON SCHOOL

25 09 2009

Just as cute, and she is also funny, and getting funnier every day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oplx7rNG7do





ONE ANACHRONISTIC WEAPON DOWN…

21 09 2009

AND THOUSANDS TO GO!

The story of the recent cancellation of the F-22 fighter plane:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/215825?from=rss

This weapons system was conceived in the 1980s during the Cold War to go up against the finest fighters the militaristic Soviet Union could create. It was a plane built to achieve air supremacy in a major conventional war between large, technologically-sophisticated nations with huge military budgets.

The Soviet Union went away in 1991. We took delivery on the first of these planes in 2003. Congress recently capped procurement of the planes at 187 units after a big fight.

Here’s how much the F-22 cost the USA, all told:

“By the time all 183 fighters have been purchased, $34 billion will have been spent on actual procurement, resulting in a total program cost of $62 billion or about $339 million per aircraft. The incremental cost for one additional F-22 is around $138 million;[18] decreasing with larger volumes.[16]”

Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-22_Raptor

Who needs universal health care? We have super-duper fighter planes!





NUTRITION INFORMATION THAT’S EASY TO SWALLOW

19 09 2009

LLLLLLLL

This is such an important subject, but like anything that’s “good for you” it’s hard to concentrate on. You guys out there should find it easy to concentrate on THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZlVpthaYEs&feature=channel_page

LLLLLLLL





AN EASY WAY TO DO SOME GOOD

11 09 2009

Hello, Honored Reader of My Blog,

If you or someone you care about has had a brush with one of the many disasters that can be caused by our current health care system*, then you know it needs to be changed. Here’s any easy way to try to get it changed. Go to the site given below and sign a letter that will be sent to your representatives in Washington in your name.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/hcsignon/?returnlink=false

There’s a place there to add your own personal comment to be sent the the Representative or Senator. Here’s what I wrote:

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to give US citizens something EVERY OTHER FIRST WORLD COUNTRY provides for its citizens. I recently heard in a radio discussion that even the Czech Republic has national health care! I am an old guy, and I know how much a person can find to regret at this time of life. I truly believe that if you successfully oppose President Obama’s health care plan you will come to regret it when you’re in your 60s like me. A lot of people will suffer and die** for want of medical care they can’t afford if things go on unchanged.”

But you say whatever you want. It’s a chance to be heard — maybe even a way to counter all those ridiculous excesses we saw at some congresspersons’ town meetings over the summer.

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*Bankruptcy caused by uninsured doctors’ bills may be the most common. How many sad notes requesting a donation to help pay for, say, a battle against cancer have you seen in your workplace over the years? I’ve seen plenty. Why should people fighting a terrible disease have to fight with insurers and bill collectors at the same time?

•• See, for example, THIS: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/opinion/13kristof.html