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One can hope 🙂


It’s great that Bernie appears in outlets like Fortune and other nontraditional Dem venues


Let’s be clear. Not only is our dysfunctional health care system causing unnecessary suffering and financial stress for millions of low- and middle-income families, it is also having a very negative impact on our economy and the business community—especially small- and medium-sized companies. Private businesses spent $637 billion on private health insurance in 2015 and are projected to spend $1.059 trillion in 2025.

But it’s not just the heavy financial cost of health care that the business community is forced to bear. It is time and energy. Instead of focusing on their core business goals, small- and medium-sized businesses are forced to spend an inordinate amount of time, energy, and resources trying to navigate an incredibly complex system in order to get the most cost-effective coverage possible for their employees. It is not uncommon for employers to spend weeks every year negotiating with private insurance companies, filling out reams of paperwork, and switching carriers to get the best deal they can.

And more and more business people are getting tired of it and are asking the simple questions that need to be addressed.

Why as a nation are we spending more than 17% of our GDP on health care, while nations that we compete with provide health care for all of their people at 9, 10, or 11% of their GDP? Is that sustainable? What impact does that have on our overall economy?


An agnostic 🙂

Don midwest
Don midwest

Also in the New Yorker. Very favorable article. Will my wife and sister in law get over the Hillary infatuation? Yes Trump is horrible, but Hillary was …. It should have been Bernie.

Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Isn’t Over
In Trump’s America, the Independent senator is fighting to win back the heartland for Democrats.

Aug 7 & 14 issue 2017


Bernie would’a won. But to the DNC Establishment, that would have been a fate worse than Trump.


Is that a trademark expression or what? “Let’s be clear.” Bernie’s signal that he’s about to talk truth.


When ever Bernie said that some serious topic was about to be addressed with no Bull attached.


Hello Birdie Friends!

I had a somewhat relaxing camping trip over the weekend. (It would have been better if the ‘roided-up dudes with their white nationalist flags hadn’t been there. But it all ended ok.)

Now hubby wants to watch Trump’s speech. ACK!!! My glass of wine is ready. XO


“Let us find the courage to find the divisions within.” (this country)

“The American people are weary of war without victory.”

Oh boy, he’s already straying from the script.

“after many meetings, after many months, we held our final meeting at Camp David to complete our strategy”

“a nation must seek an honorable and enduring outcome”

“the consequences of a rapid exit…”

blah blah blah,

So I gather no “rapid” exit. Sigh.

Now lots of talk of Pakistan. Dear me.


Now on to Islamic violence in Spain.

The terrorists are “losers”.

“America’s enemies must never know our plans”

“Attack we will”

Oh we won’t “dicate” to Afghanis “how to live” but we’ll just occupy their country with our military ‘advisors’ and our military equiopment.

Uh oh, back to Pakistan.

“We’ve been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars” (was that millions? I think he said billions).

“India makes billions of $ in trade with the U.S.”, so they need to help with Pakistan, militarily.


“Retribution will be fast and powerful”

“Afghans will secure and build their own nation & define their own future”

“We will work with allies to protect our shared interests.”

“Strategically applied force”

Now a lot of hot wind about how we’ll defeat terrorism.

Oh and something about our nuclear force (not a good sign, not for Obama or Trump).

“We must restore the bonds of loyalty”



Now on to Ryan’s town hall (am watching CNN) what a great menu tonight! (Not)

Ryan is such an ass-kisser. Gross.


Ryan town hall.

safe havens? in Mosul? What a huge liar! There was no ISIS in Mosul back when we attacke Iraq dude.

Yay, vet talking about how he was hoping for an “end date” in Afghanistan in Trump’s speech, he was an engineer, served 12 yrs, poor guy.


Hubby hated Trump’s speech, couldn’t take hearing Ryan’s bullshit. TV off.


tv is bad


Things they should teach you in high school:


Phew! Apparently our gold is still secure.

Mnuchin’s Fort Knox Quip: ‘I Assume the Gold Is Still There’

Only third Treasury secretary to visit U.S. Bullion Depository
$200 billion worth of gold, though not counted since 1953

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin paid a rare official visit to Fort Knox to check out the nation’s gold stash on Monday — while keeping an open mind for future film projects.

“I assume the gold is still there,” the former Hollywood producer quipped to an audience in Louisville, Kentucky, 40 miles (64 km) north of the U.S. Bullion Depository. “It would really be quite a movie if we walked in and there was no gold.” After the visit, he playfully reassured Americans the treasure was still secure.

“Glad gold is safe!” he wrote in a post on Twitter.

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