Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Simply Observations

Somewhere in the heat of Monday....the President signed an order that extends out the mandated date that you must sign up for the Affordable Healthcare Act.....for an extra six weeks.  There is this simple belief that all computer issues can be resolved in November, and everything will be fully operational by early December.  I'm guessing computer software writers are putting in seventy-plus hours a week now.....trying to make this mess work to some degree (whether successful or not).  If they reach mid-December and it's not working?  Well....that would be a curious thing to expect.

From the public side, there's now reports that various churches are entering into this mess because a fair number of their members simply don't understand the program, its benefits, or have a computer.  It's hard to imagine some church group suddenly have a great deal of understanding or skill with the program.  An enormous amount of trust is being put into this effort.  If you ask me....I'd prefer God's crew stay within their lines and stick with the spiritual needs of their members.

There's word this week that San Francisco political figures will put a public tax to the ballot....over sugar drinks.  Anything that would be sold within the city.....would have two cents of tax attached to each ounce.  Figure an extra 24-cents for a soda, and possibly a Big Gulp $1.20 tax.  It's all to make life miserable for soda drinkers, who later have health issues because of their 'addiction'.  The public view?  Hard to say......I would guess half the city is agreeable with such a tax.

Military folks are now admitting that they are doing liposuction.....to lessen their fat situation.....in order to pass the mandatory fitness requirements.  The experts say there's nothing illegal about this, but you have to look down the road at health issues and if someone were to visit a liposuction doc every two years.....this might lead to various issues later on.  I'd admit.....when I was in the Air Force and in that final six years of service.....if liposuction had been around and reasonably cheap....I would have likely done the same thing.

It won't make the national news....but the Long Island cops out of New York.....had a busy Sunday afternoon.  All together, they arrested around seven bikers who were reported by residents and folks on the road....as 'issues'.  The accepted behavior of bikers over the past decade.....has kinda dissolved into a bunch of punk-kids who thought the road was a playground and anything goes.  For these seven....I would suspect the judges to be reasonable and just suspend their motorcycle license for a year or two.  Maybe that will get their attention.

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