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Mushroom Harvest

profiles_mushrooms_5411_541637_media_xlargeThere is a saying where I am at my level in my organization.  “We are mushrooms…we are kept in the dark and fed shit.”  I am not sure that is a proper metaphor for the voting American public as they perhaps resemble ostrich who mythically bury their heads in the sand.  I remember years ago when an acquaintance who worked in the oil and gas industry said that he just go tired of the politics and tuned out.  He didn’t want to hear all of that anymore.  I can understand that emotionally as it is tiring, but tuning out is what gets up obaminations like Obamacare.

News Briefs – Volume XIX It’s All About Healthcare Baby

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories and this edition is all about Obamacare…

Brief 1:  Many seasoned citizens were shocked at AARP’s support of the Obamacare legislation which contained a significant cuts to doctor’s fees and cuts in allowable payments to hospitals.  The fear, of course, is that many provider would simply stop accepting Medicare patienst, a majority of which are the aforementioned senior citizens.  One had to wonder who the AARP, a membership organization, was actually lobbying for?  Just recently the AARP had announced that their employees will see a rise in their health care costs in a statement from an AARP spokesperson;

Hungry Shopping

Last Saturday morning I slept in a little and headed off to go grocery shopping at my favorite warehouse club.  I didn’t have time to eat breakfast before I left so I planned to have lunch at the club after shopping.  Plus it was Saturday and I knew the sample booths would be out in force attracting crowds of shoppers.    The free sample thing really works as I picked up a few extra items, but the traffic jams near the little carts can be irritating.  I am not sure why folks feel they have to eat the sample in front of the server.  That’s one of my pet peeves.