March 27, 2014

Obamacare Incompetence

This from Fox News: "Much emphasis has been placed on enrollment stats as [Obamacare]'s inaugural open enrollment period comes to an end. But there's a key function on the federal exchange that remains inactive:
"The mechanism to reconcile payments between the government and insurance companies.  This 'back-end mechanism' has been missing for the entirety of open enrollment period, which launched Oct.1, meaning insurance companies have had to manually bill the government for subsidies and cost-sharing plans, a procedure that's being dubbed an administrative nightmare."
 This is part of any website that sells anything. It would be like if you went to Amazon to buy something, and you clicked "submit" when your order was done, and you thought it went.
But that's where it stopped..
Insurance companies are threatening to pull out of Obamacare if this back end isn't fixed because they aren't being paid. 
They don't know how many people have signed up and they don't know how many have paid. They don't have any record of that at all. 
Sebelius said, Sabelius said: "We said seven million." Well, how many have signed up? "Well, the number's constantly in flux. It's impossible give you a number." 
Could this be the goal?  They want everybody getting so frustrated that, at some point, that they throw up their hands and just agree to "simplify" everything by putting everybody on Medicare, which has its own bureaucratic nightmare to deal with. 
There is a fix, if you get the right tech people involved. If you get an honest system based on a specific set of goals, you could fix this fairly quickly. 
It seems like the people of this country have the idea or the impression that government's better at running health care than doctors and hospitals and health professionals. That government's better at running the energy systems and programs of this country than the actual energy producers. Liberals have been great at convincing people that the private sector operators are a bunch of cheats and liars and fraudsters who are trying to kill their customers, and the government cares.  
But at some point everybody who interacts with government in some way has got to realize it doesn't work.

Thanks to Rush.

March 24, 2014

Snowden, no place to hide.

Interesting thing happened when Twitter was destroyed by a countries leader... It didn't take...

Link that to the hacker attempt to shut down a few years back... It didn't take...

Add to that the dearth of crap and misinformation that is out there for rapid consumption.

Multiply that by the week needed to sort through said garbage and begin to find truth.

X-file fan note: The truth is out there... You just need to sort through it or find a resource that can.

Venezuela is having an uprising the US Media is actively not covering. Information is out there.

While our own government overreaches our privacy rights and searches without want or warrant, a very different battle is being won by the innovators who just need a box filled with copper and silicone to push back against the powers that be.

Without control of the message our corporate structure is starting to reel as more people realize there is less and less reason to trust government...

March 15, 2014

Greener grass? Yup, it is greener.

A couple of days ago, I went over the labor statistic lies our government tells.

How our labor Force Participation rate is very low here in the states. 63.5%

If you look at Oregon you see an even worse picture.

Minimum wage Heresy.

Minimum wage is a flawed concept.  The idea is that employers underpay productive people.

We love science until we don't love science.

Q and A with a liberal.

Do you believe in Man Made Global warming?

Do you believe GMO foods are dangerous?

Do you believe Aspartame is dangerous?

Chances are very good that you will get a firm Yes on all three questions.  When you delve further into Global Warming you will hear that science supports Global Warming.

When you site that science also supports GMO and Aspartame as being safe for consumption, you will hear that the science for that is flawed.

Recently there was a meme floating around that showed a pie chart with a large number of scientific papers about global warming with one that rejected it.  This was to show the consensus of science.  Without delving into how research science works, lets just say that Global Warming Skeptics do not believe that the climate is static and unchanging.  They do not believe that the world has not been getting warmer.  They doubt mans involvement has caused the change to the degree that others have postulated.

So saying that a paper that includes man as a cause for climate change but with very little significant, is a reason to believe in Man Made Global warming is hardly factual.  

GMO foods are proven safe.  They have been tested, the data released for peer review, some research has been condemned, some has been concurred.  Re-testing has yielded the same results.  

Aspartame has been tested for safety more than any other substance on the planet.  Other then allergic reactions to a very small percentage of the population, it is perfectly safe for consumption.

In my mind you cannot embrace and discount science because it embraces or discounts your beliefs.  You have to accept the methodology will rule out bad science as long as the scientific method is followed.

If a model, actor, politician is proclaiming science is on their side.  They are selling you something and it is not the truth.

March 06, 2014

The most important Freedom, on trial.

As I write this there is a trial over freedom of speech going on in Canada.  If you believe in Freedom of Speech and Expression, if you believe that these are rights that should not be infringed, this should be of interest.  The fact you are reading a Blog by some guy someplace about this subject is an example of the Freedoms we can tend to take for granted.

Stand With Ezra Website (source): 

Here’s the statement of claim by the plaintiff, Khurrum Awan

And here’s the Statement of Defence by Ezra Levant.

Ezra is a right leaning conservative.  His views are provocative and his opinions are not shared by everyone.

If you can support his defence fund, do so.