Monthly Archives: July 2016

Health Insurance: Right or Privilege?

When Democrats propose means tested social programs (Obamacare, Clinton’s college tuition plan) they play right into the hands of the Republicans. Advertisements

Health Insurance Deductibles – An Extortion of Patients

Another great article on how Obamacare failed to address the problems of for-profit healthcare and the scam that is the insurance industry.

Did Twitter Ban Milo Yiannopoulos for Online Harassment, or for Leading a Consumer Revolt?

I never got around to seeing the original Ghostbusters back in 1984. I was a snotty 19-year-old kid who spent most of his time listening to Mozart, or reading Cicero in the original Latin, and you would have had to have waterboarded me before I would have paid money to see that kind of overproduced, […]

The Unspoken Catastrophe of Obamacare

This was extremely informative. Not having children, and being in good health, I don’t make much use of the healthcare system, so some of these issues (the effectively two tiered system within Obamacare) had never even occurred to me.

The Revenant (2015)

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
It takes a lot of money and a lot of talent to make a film as bad as The Revenant. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, who won Best Actor, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won his second consecutive Best Director award, The Revenant cost 135 million dollars. I suppose…

Texas Comes Full Circle

On November 22, 1963, a white man named Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated the President of the United States. Whether Oswald, a communist fellow traveler who had previously defected to the Soviet Union, intended to kill John F. Kennedy to strike a blow against American imperialism, or whether he was a patsy set up by the […]

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
Three quarters of the way through The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino’s iconic, and very long, film about three Pennsylvania steel workers in Vietnam, Mike Vronsky, Robert Deniro, returns home on leave, and meets Linda, the fiancee of his best friend Nick Chevotarevich. Chevotarevich, a young Christopher Walken, is still…

Giant Escape City (2015): First Impressions

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
I’ve been through quite a few bikes over the past few years. I wore out the drive train on my Trek 7.2. I wrecked my Raleigh Clubman (and wound up spending 3 days in intensive care). I currently have an entry-level road bike, an aluminum Specialized Allez, and a…

Reading the Landsape: 47

A house in my neighborhood. I keep expecting whoever owns it to put up a Trump sign but so far none has shown up.

Reading the Landscape: 46

Riding through Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, I come upon the Deserted Village of Feltville. I park my bike to have a look around. The Deserted Village of Feltville is in some ways the model for all American suburbia. An employer builds housing for his workers. David Felt, a businessman in Boston, Massachusetts, […]