Obamacare Healthcare: Breakeven for Insurers!

The Federalist has released a statement that Obamacare insurers are ‘finally’ going to make a profit… because they can ‘finally’ charge premiums that sustain their expenditures. WOW!   Poor babies…

So who are these ‘poor babies’?

Anthem President Gail Boudreaux made $2.2 million, including stock awards, after working 2 months in 2017 (November and December).   The previous CEO stayed on through May and only made $26.4 million in ‘realized pay’.

Molina Healthcare’s new CEO, Zubretsky, who also started in November faired quite a bit better making $19.7 million which included a ‘sign-on bonus’.

Cigna CEO took home $43.9 million including stock gains. Humana CEO had realized pay of $34.2 million.   United has yet to release the data, but figures have fluctuated to as high as $124.8 million.   Kaiser and Blue cross are up for grabs…

As a nonprofit, Kaiser reported Net Income of $3.1 billion in 2016.   United Healthcare reported Net Income $10.82 billion in 2017. And Anthem Blue Cross came in at $2.47 billion Net Income for 2016.

So what the hey?   How is it that these companies are supposedly ‘just now’ making a profit, because that’s a lot of non-profit profit and compensation flying around!

In a world where all healthcare premiums are equal, these CEO’s should be paying monthly premiums of roughly $212,500 to $1,768,000 – conservatively.   Maybe then, they would feel the ‘Burn’…   Because, I don’t think they have a freakin’ clue.

Apparently, this Federalist author didn’t do the math because when I research the Net Income of United Healthcare, it has increased 137% since 2008.   And the CEO’s are living large on 25% increases, 46% increases, and 60% increases in total payout.   So tell me again how the ‘insurers’ are just now breaking even under Obamacare?

Poor babies.

As a comparison, physician salaries and compensation ranges between about $200,000 and $500,000 depending on the specialty – and can obviously be far greater if the physician has spiffs, patents, etc…   But it is still a very far cry from the CEO compensation of ‘Health Insurers’.   Poor babies.

In fact, the equalized monthly healthcare premiums of the CEO’s outstrips the total wage base of physicians! So how is it that these corporations are just now making a profit when in fact they have always made exceptional profits while boasting exceptional wages for the CEO’s and Executives?

It’s a magic act, something like the Wizard of Oz wherein the smoke and blubbering of the media exalts a story that has absolutely no basis in fact.   Unless, we are exalting the “New Math” wherein 2+2 = 1… or 6… or 3, because there is no ‘correct’ answer, because then someone might cry because they were wrong – and opinion over-rules fact, and…

So if Warren Buffet has reported adjusted gross income of $63 million, and we adjust for his offshore accounts let’s bump that to $200 million, then his health insurance liability should be $2,833,333 per Month!   His Income Tax liability should then be 37% or $6,166,666 – per month!   Sounds fair – right? 

Do you think the ‘health insurer’ would lower its monthly premium if it was income based?   I think there would be a LOT of pressure, and a massive change.   Imagine!   

Immigrants and Assisted Living – A Crisis Unfolding

The New York Times has just released an article that provides a liberal view of why we need immigrants in the US, ie, in order to take care of the aging population.   Sort of like the slave trade, only different because they will be paid minimum wage.   The basis for this argument stems from the fact that we have a shortage of medical personnel, most specifically, nurse assistants.  But as usual, The New York Times has completely missed the relative point.

In the US, a Certified Nurse Assistant is trained according to a rigorous education that lasts about 75 hours, or 2-4 weeks.   The average pay for a CNA in a hospital is $11.68 per hour which equates to roughly $23,000 per year.   Immigrants are the primary source of labor for these jobs, and the nursing industry is claiming to be paralyzed as shortages grow out of fear of Trump’s immigration program.

The industry considers fast food restaurants to be their greatest competition for employees.   Given there are generally no benefits, native born Americans aren’t willing to work these grueling jobs at minimum pay. Instead, over 1.8 million immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, Somalia and Honduras fill the gap, many speaking broken or no English.   Most are on Federal welfare programs, including food stamps and Medicaid.

But the real crisis is only just beginning, and it isn’t so much about immigrant slave labor as it is about the looming shortage of affordable nursing care facilities.   In 2013 the average cost of a nursing home was a staggering $81,000 per year for a ‘semi-private’ room.   Think Medicare will pay for it? Think again.

Medicare is broken into definitions of care.   They will pick up 100 days of convalescent care, and up to 60 days of physical therapy.   Some nursing homes take Medicare, most don’t.

Facilities that were taking Medicaid are finding their liability is high, their labor is less than stellar, and their land is more valuable than the business.   Private facilities start at around $6500 per person per month in Colorado.   And the only way to find a state facility through Medicaid is to be relieved of all your assets excluding $2000, while the remaining stay at home spouse may have assets totaling a whopping $116,000.   A house? Not allowed unless it is worth less than $116,000.

Baby Boomers are coming of age.   Only a small proportion will have the resources to fund a private facility stay, the remainder will become a burden on their children. The immigrant CNA workforce picking up the labor shortage in Private and Medicaid facilities will not affect the real problem because their value is minimal in terms of cost.

Today there are over 46 million US citizens over the age of 65.   There are 28,000 assisted living facilities housing roughly one million residents.   The average age of residents is between 75 and 83 and the majority are women.   Facilities are broken down into various definitions, including; independent living, assisted living, critical care, and Alzheimer care.

You want to fix the problem? You have to correctly identify it.  Immigration has been justified by Liberals not from a position of compassion and love, but as a means of propping up an aging population in need of slave labor and social security tax revenue. In Europe, it is far move prevalent as the birth rate has plummeted for decades.   The fact that the immigrants in these countries prove to be more of a financial and cultural burden than benefit, has yet to be addressed given it is not ‘politically correct’.

The only other means of mitigating this coming crisis is to cut down the aging population, through disease or war, or both.   But the grisly reality is it has absolutely nothing to do with compassion and everything to do with an agenda, a need, and a looming disaster about to spiral out of control.

NHS: The UK’s Crisis of Funding?

NHS – when something is broke, just throw more money at it and hope it goes away…   Britain’s NHS is once again afire despite another round of ‘additional funding’ on top of the ‘additional funding’ it already received, over the funding and ‘additional winter funding’ it received.   Socialist medicine at it’s finest!

As if the Canadian socialist health system wasn’t enough to give us a view of how bad it can be, NHS in Britain and Wales is desperately trying to prop itself back up, not with an overhaul of the problems, but with more $$$$$$$! Cha-Ching!

A shortage of doctors and nurses, cancellation of thousands of non-urgent operations, a budget in shambles, neglect charges, hospital acquired infections, a postcode lottery, cost effectiveness of care, the issuance of a ‘black alert’ wherein it is an official admission that it is unable to cope with demand, and the fifth largest employer in the world, NHS is beyond a simple injection of ‘more money’ and needs a drastic face, eye and body lift to survive.

When it was first introduced in 1948, the budget was 248 million pounds for 480,000 hospital beds. In 2017, its total budget was just under $125 billion for 167,000 hospital beds.   As of 2007, the waiting list stood at 1,283,100.   Various political bents try and under-report the budgetary needs so as to prop up the remaining idealism of socialist medicine only to find their proverbial foot in mouth disease when reality is declared. The truth told, NHS is failing because it is a socialist-welfare system and as such it doesn’t work.

It is the fear that plagues most Americans as we watch our own socialist Obamacare fry a bit more each year. My annual healthcare costs amount to roughly 20% of my income. Of course those receiving free healthcare, government employees, and even those on Medicare, seem oblivious given the ‘it doesn’t affect me’ syndrome.

Arguments still abound as the philosophical debate over whether Obamacare is Socialism or Socialized Healthcare or a mashed capital system don’t “fix” the problems.   The media would liken the increased number of participants on the Obamacare Exchange as proof positive it is a success! But of course, when the Exchange is the only source for obtaining Healthcare, that would likely ‘increase its use’… Right?   Logic still prevails even when the media attempts to speak in tongues

Like most Socialist initiatives, when they are first rolled out, when every I is dotted, they seem to work rather well, that is until reality fades in and out only to take hold at some point of time in the near future. Such was the case for NHS.   Welfare creates a behavior attitude. When something costs less or is ‘free’, more people will take advantage of that offer whether they need it or not. That increased usage drives up costs that must now be propped up by premiums and/or government subsidies.

In the US it is passed on through premium rate hikes. In the UK it is passed on by greater indebtedness by the government. Simple economics – when the government is tasked with funding more welfare, either some other program is cut, or taxes are hiked.   Getting people who have been given something free to say they will suddenly pay their fair share – is nearly impossible. Once the propaganda has been injected into the system, it can rarely be purged.

France has been touted as having one of the best systems in the world. How? By eliminating the middle man, the insurance industry, France has created a universal system in which the government acts as the insurance agency. This would be much like the Social Security system in the US that works so well… Except that it doesn’t.   So what went wrong?


France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, etc… have all experienced a negative population growth that stands to create dire problems in the next decade as the youth market has vanished.   This same shift will ultimately put immense strife on these healthcare systems as the aged pay nothing for healthcare and the youth population is insufficient to prop up healthcare.   In France, wages are taxed a 13% surcharge for healthcare. In the US that would mean a person earning $45,000 would see an automatic $5850 deduction from their pay whether they went to the doctor or not.

The once sweetheart of healthcare, France, is watching its system flail, falter and go broke.   Germany too is being weighed down – not just from a shifting demographic, but from the adjunct of immigrant healthcare.   The unemployment rate in France is 9.7%, with 6.2% underemployed. The youth unemployment rate is far worse at over 21%.   The numbers do not include immigrants not granted employment status or citizenship.   For example, The Netherlands now requires seven years residency before a person may file for naturalization.   Germany is 8 years and France is five years.

Therefore, the unemployment rates are skewed and far higher than reported.

The UK is already operating on a 40-58 billion pound annual deficit.   Where exactly should the additional money for the failing NHS system be extracted?   And with the added pressure of the EU Commission aligned with Merkel and Macron demanding BREXIT divorce costs upwards of $53 billion and counting, it is a difficult notion to address exactly how the UK proposes to mitigate these issues.

It’s complicated.

The understatement for every political agenda and person that exists today.   Putin recently made some comment that how the system works is completely contrary to what we are led to believe. The innuendo would be that what we see, what we believe, is basically a house of mirrors.

Not necessarily far-fetched, but most definitely not mainstream.   Mainstream would have us believe that everything they say is the Gospel, everything they do – is Christ’s walk – and everything they think – is God’s journey.   It is a far far craggy path – but it is nothing per nothing – that they would have us believe. It is far greater. Far more beautiful. And far more carved in stone.

There is nothing more challenging than betrayal. Whether it be from a colleague, a friend, a spouse, a blood relative, it is something that weights incredibly heavily on the heart and soul.   I have had the privilege of bearing such weight.   From multiple sources.   And each time, I feel it anew, as though I have never experienced it before.   And although it is a part of my history, each time, it devastates me, takes me, and I feel its ravage. And each time, the perpetrator feels privileged, entitled to their war, all the while proclaiming their devout affinity to peace, love and compassion.

How can that be?

Ozone Hole is Shrinking? Because…

The Ozone Hole is shrinking – according to Scientific reports released in 2016! In fact, it appears that the main reason it is shrinking is because of the natural global temperature changes, ie, warmer temperatures in the polar regions cause the hole to shrink and rising temperatures in the stratosphere also play a significant role. This would indicate that over thousands of years as the earth’s temperatures rise and cool, holes develop and disappear as a common reaction. According to NASA.

Of course, the MSM would liken the decrease to the Montreal Protocol which called for the decreased use of CFC gases such as those coming from spray bottles…   However, there is absolutely no evidence to support this theory, instead scientists are pointing to the natural occurrences of global weather shifts as the most significant contributing factor.

According to ‘climate predictions’, the hole was slated to return to its 1980’s size sometime between 2050 and 2070.   However, as of 2017 it is already its 1988 size, once again proving that science is at best – a theory.   The Montreal Protocol which was signed in 1987 and initiated in 1989, was only sporadically implemented across the globe, had multiple phase out time frames, and did not include HCFC’s until 2015 when the Ozone Hole had already dwarfed in size.   In addition, not all countries banned the use of CFC’s; China, India and South Korea still proliferate their use.

Du Pont began producing hydrofluorocarbons as an alternative to the phasing out of CFC’s. However, it was later discovered that these HFC’s contribute to Global Warming and they became the target of the Kyoto Protocol which sought to ban their use worldwide  Unfortunately, they had already become mass produced and were a market source around the globe. So, a lean period was initiated in which phase outs were established to be in full force as of 2020 for developed countries and 2030 for developing countries…

But the phaseout hasn’t happened. In fact, the largest producers include; Coca-Cola, DuPont, Honeywell, ThermoKing and Carrier Transicold. Problem? Of course, the alternatives that have been put in service to phaseout the HFC’s are also now considered unsafe… But they haven’t been banned because there really isn’t an alternative that has been created that is considered ‘safe’ although everything is delisted via a Climate Protocol so as to create a phaseout sometime in the future – maybe in 3 or 4 decades… but in the meantime we’ve already discovered that the natural variation in climate is fixing the problem without Scientists involvement.

Gee Whilakers!  Bottom line?

We have replaced the CFC’s that were thought to have ‘caused’ the Ozone Hole with a number of alternate compounds including HFC’s and HCFC’s and R’s and Q’s galore, only to discover that all the alternates are also causing Global Warming and the depletion of the Ozone layer, only to find that everything is super-naturally fixing itself – anyway!


I’m sure glad Science fixed all those problems for us!   Cause I sure don’t know w hat we would do otherwise…


In the meantime, not to be left out of the loop of god status, the EPA announced in 2015 that they were going to call for a phaseout of all HFC’s as a part of Obama’s Climate Change Plan of Action. I guess they didn’t get the memo that the Ozone Hole was already fixing itself.   In the meantime, a report issued by the UN in 2016 stated that HFC use in ALL countries across the globe is expected to rise significantly over the coming decades averaging about 16% per country.


I guess NO ONE got the memo. But hey, the Ozone Hole continues to contract. FYI: the UN has an Ozone branch whose purpose is to study Ozone and to ask pretty please will everyone voluntarily reduce useage…


In 2010, Obama signed the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Law which provides a stop gap passage of any change in taxes that would increase the Federal deficit by a certain percentage. But it contains over 150 exceptions including; Fannie Mae, Social Security, Health Care Trust, low income housing… etc. In addition, since its enactment it has been waived 16 times by Obama, meaning it wasn’t really a law at all and was never intended to be, it was – fluff.

It is this Law that Democrats and the media keep hyping as proof positive why Trump will cut Medicare funds for beneficiaries next year. Creating a number was also important in order to sell their story; $25 billion the first year and $400 billion over the next decade. WOW! Sounds awful.

But the problem is this entire argument is also – fluff.

Both Ryan and Trump have clarified numerous times that they are going to tackle Medicare, but from the standpoint of fraud and overpayments to hospitals and doctors. Secondly, Medicare is not a target ‘entitlement’, what the media seems to not understand is that Welfare is the target. And forcing people back to work is the objective which was the point of lowering the corporate tax rate – more jobs.

The other part of the story emerged this past summer as the Chicken Little chorus began to circulate the statement that ‘Medicare will be insolvent by 2029’, citing a report by the Trustees. Of course, like everything else that gets crypto-hyped, the entire story was dramatically edited to fit the Sky Is Falling agenda. Not to mention that this funding ‘shortage’ didn’t suddenly occur during Trumps first 5 months as President.

Oh Brother!

The report specifically addressed Medicare’s Hospital Insurance which can pay 100% of hospital costs thru 2029 and which point, if all things remain the same, they will only pay 88%.   These numbers are based on a model that measures payers into the system compared to retirees. Blame the Baby Boomers. The generation of baby boomers will gradually increase putting more pressure on Medicare, and then decrease as we all die. C’est la vie.

There are two options available; 1) increase the amount and/or the threshold for employee contributions, or 2) lower hospital costs by stipulating a fixed amount they all can charge for a procedure. Which is what Trump wants to accomplish and what he and Ryan have stated over and over and over again.

The Media doesn’t WANT to get it. So they have created their own story. And that’s called – Fake News.

Opioid Epidemic – Trumps’ Problem? Or Big Pharma?

Opioid abuse has been a problem for more than two decades, and yet, somehow Trump is being touted as a failure by both left and right because in his first ten months of office, he hasn’t fixed it. Even Ann Coulter is aboard the bash team.

A New York Times opinion piece would have us believe that Obama’s eight years don’t count in the fight because he did – nothing, and Bush’s eight years don’t count, Billy, Walter, huey and puey don’t count, all that matters is the fact that Trump hasn’t fixed it, and that’s what counts.

Of course, opinions and advice flies from all directions, but most of it isn’t about fixing the epidemic so much as re-medicating the addicts.

What is the “Cause”?   It’s root stems from Big Pharma and weaves to doctors and hospitals who take a spiff for every pill they dispense and are only concerned about profit, not patient. That’s it. Easy. Just stop it at the source, the drug dealer. When it comes to illegal drugs we understand that nuance completely, arrest the dealers. When it comes to prostitution, we get it! Arrest the pimps. For some reason, pundits would have us believe that the way to tend to the opioid epidemic is to subvert billions of dollars from the federal budget and use it for ‘emergency response and treatment’.


So their version of a cure is to create a new oversight committee to create federally funded facilities that will be tied to reams of bureaucracy and provide treatment which entails weaning in-house patients off the drug by giving them other drugs, medications and counseling.   In the meantime Big Pharma, doctors and hospitals will continue to dispense with unabated urgency because now they are losing money on the addicts in treatment. So they’ll push more – harder. Except they will make money on the antidotes that will be freely dispensed like hard candy at a lollipop store!

The simplistic answer is you simply knell and prostrate yourself before Big Pharma and hospital executives and ask them pretty please will they stop pushing opioids and take a 10% hit on their bottom line profits… Or maybe you get a consortium of retail executives to cut a deal whereby they provide an incentive for the money spent on opioids to revert back into retail spending by giving Big Pharma a retail spiff.

At any rate, the core problem won’t change unless you – change the core.

The reality is there are a lot of people making big bucks off the opioid crisis and simply setting up treatment does absolutely nothing for the problem.   The US has a significant ‘drug’ problem and opioids are just a part of the crisis.

As of 2013, 78.7 million Americans were on some form of psychiatric drug including 1 million children under the age of 5, of which 275,000 are infants under the age of one on prescribed medication for psychosis. The bulk of infants on psychotropic’s are on ‘anti-anxiety drugs’. How is that even possible? Who puts an infant on a psychotic medication?

Infants born to drug addicted moms.   But according to statistics that may account for roughly 24,000 births. Why would the remaining 250,000 infants require psychotic drugs? The overwhelming answer would seem to be – laziness. It is no different than adults looking for a pill to make them skinny, make them young, make them happy, make them better, healthier, sexier. Pushing the pills on children is the new easy way out when your child doesn’t seem to measure up to Mary’s or Martha’s.   Infants are prescribed ADHD drugs. And the psychiatrist is only too happy to comply because that’s another spiff in their pocket.

Today, the role of a psychiatrist is mostly to act as a pill dispensary. As a result, most psychiatric practices are a secondary specialty. With neurology or internal medicine their primary. They don’t actually treat the patient, instead they prescribe medication and then send them to a ‘real therapist’ for counseling therapy.   But how can a therapist know if their counseling is working if the patient is drugged?

And so the circle goes.

There are legitimate reasons to prescribe psychotic drugs. But if Big Pharma is only treating a few hundred thousand, the profits aren’t worth the manufacturing cost. It’s like the vaccine hysteria. Unless millions of people are required to partake, it isn’t worth the effort. It’s like the attitude parlayed by the vaccine industry in pushing vaccines for things that are relatively benign – chicken pox. “You don’t want your child to suffer do you?” Is the guilt.

So you want Trump to fix it?  

Someone has to suffer. That’s just the way it works. But turning everyone into a whimperdoodle isn’t going to cure anything.  You want to stop the opioid epidemic? STOP PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS.

Healthcare Costs – The FIX!

Ann Coulter recently wrote an article in which she claims that malpractice insurance and claims are the primary driver’s of our sky-rocketing healthcare costs… Really?  Because actually, the numbers bely this claim. Malpractice insurance rates typically run between $5000 and $30,000 depending on the medical practice, orthopedics on the high end, and GP’s on the low end which coincides with their revenue generation. Many states now have caps on economic hardship payouts, and the average claim is now about $190,000 with approximately 18,000 claims per year. The numbers don’t support the claim.

So what are the reasons? Why have we spiraled completely out of control?

Numerous factors enter. 1) Over treating is a significant culprit. Over treating and over – prescribing generate additional revenue for the physician, the hospital, the blood work, the radiologist, the nurse, the reader of scans, etc… until soon, a simple exam that should have been $35 is $3500 when everyone gets their fair share.

Moreover, these treatments can be controlled by you and I by just saying – no. It’s kind of like how many guys are needed to screw in a light bulb scenario? Because in the medical field, the answer might be three to ten – depending on how tight you want the bulb.

For example, even a simple blood work panel requires the clinic, the lab, and your physician to be paid in order to be told – everything looks normal. Or how about the ‘follow-up’ visit when you have no issues after a procedure?   Why am I required to have my eyes checked annually when they haven’t changed in twenty five years?

Why does the hospital or clinic charge $100 for a single pill that sells for $1 at Walgreens?   Why do children have to get a chicken pox vaccine when it’s not life threatening and most everyone over the age of 20 got through it just fine? My grandbaby just got two doses of the flu vaccine at seven months?   What??   One surgery can wrack up twenty different bills?

When comparing the cost of procedures in the US verses just about anywhere else, the US is considerably higher. A part of that account is due to a US phenomena; fee for service which encourages the multi- layering of services and the ten guys/gals to administer an injection. Other countries mitigate this through a ‘flat rate’ system, one fee, one bill, end of discussion. Much like a flat rate tax system – no pain.

By contrast, Rand Paul’s overhaul claims that if individuals are allowed to create associations, this would drive down healthcare costs and eliminate the pre-existing issue. Unfortunately, this is only half true.

There already are associations, Medi-Share is one of the largest that is accepted as a substitute for Obamacare, although it is not labeled ‘insurance’. While premiums are significantly lower, their pre-existing mandate is three years. Any medical issue within the past three years is not covered.

What this reveals is that sick people are the cause of increased rates. Medi-Share encourages health – not sickness and not unnecessary medications or procedures. Because they are Christian they also have in place caveats, they don’t cover abortions or related medical expenses, alcoholism, drug treatment, rehab, etc…   This particular association is only for Christians, any association can create their own mandates. But nobody else is even attempting this route despite the fact that it is available!

Medi-Share has proven that it works. Insurance premiums are roughly half and deductibles are roughly a fourth of traditional maximum out of pocket dollars charged by traditional insurance companies.

So, now you are left with the pre-existing population, training doctors to heal instead of medicate, and weaning patients off of unnecessary procedures could radically diminish these costs. For example diabetes, a growing epidemic, can be suppressed with health changes, dietary changes, exercise changes – all of which Medi-Share addresses. Going to the doctor for a simple cold or flu. Or the now 120+ vaccines that children under the age of 18 are required to get despite most of these diseases being non-existent for decades.

Diptheria. Infants in the US are routinely vaccinated for this despite the fact that the actual number of cases per year over the last 30 years is 2.   The number of tetanus cases is roughly 50 per year, mostly in old people – but we still vaccinate babies. We give infants Hep A vaccine routinely. Why? Who is at risk for Hep A? Gay men, drug users, people with hemophilia, people that work with primates, and people traveling to at risk countries…   Hep B? Who is at risk? People with chronic kidney disease, people with HIV, gay men, drug users sharing needles, sexually active people…

Infants? The CDC recommends that ALL children between 12 months and 23 months get Hep A vaccine and ALL infants get Hep B. Driving ever upward – Health Care Costs!

An ever smaller percent of the population would then make up this remaining category needing traditional health insurance; those with cancer, back, knee and hip surgeries, heart disease, etc…   Creating a flat rate fee could alleviate the costs associated with this group of people.

In the end, redesigning a hugely failed system with the Lindsey-Graham system, doesn’t really fix anything, it just sort of jumbles up the same mess and creates new labels that effectively do not change the core structure of what drives costs.

CUBA: Diplomats Health a Vaccine Reaction?

American Diplomats in Cuba are symptomatic with brain swelling, brain damage, vertigo, hearing loss, and fever. While the US has made accusations against the Cuban government including the use of a sonic device, however that seems rather unlikely in that there would be other victims and not just the Diplomats. Therefore the weapon must be more specific, more targeted…

When traveling to Cuba, there are a host of vaccines that are required including updates for MMR – mumps, measles, and rubella.

The symptoms described by the US government parallel those of the “Measles”. Could a bad batch of vaccines be the culprit, and the Cuban government has absolutely no collusion?

Very likely.

The Measles vaccine contains ‘live virus’ ingredients, adults born after 1057 and traveling internationally are advised to get the adult version of the Measles vaccine. Pharmaceuticals have botched vaccines on numerous occasions, and this could very well answer why US Diplomats seemingly are the target – because the vaccination was administered in the US… One of Merck’s Measles vaccine on the market in 2006 was pulled, discontinued. They introduced a new one in 2014 and another in 2015.

Why? Because the previous ones were either ineffective, or contained ingredients that proved more harmful than the disease they were preventing. Or the efficacy rate. For example, the Malaria vaccine requires four painful boosters and claims an efficacy rate of 25-50%. Which means the efficacy is likely considerably lower outside of the manufacturer’s claim. The flu vaccine is worse with a 10-60% efficacy rate – as in hit or miss…

What we may be witnessing in Cuba has absolutely nothing to do with a government conspiracy, and everything to do with a botched vaccine that is now causing the symptoms of Measles to erupt on otherwise healthy Diplomats.

Opioid Addiction – Big Pharma Profits

Opioids. The epidemic began when? Under whose watch? Under what guise?   They cut deals, dealt openly, took kickbacks and lucrative add-ons all at the behest of their Master who created the newest pyramid scheme, the dealers themselves; Big Pharm, the Insurance Industry and Doctors.   The street pimps? They were small potatoes compared to the real money – $$$$$$$$$$$$$ billions.

If you want to blame a President, then go back to the beginning, when the push became one of the biggest scams in history. 1998.

Pharma needs a continual epidemic in order to survive. Insurance is willing to play as long as the Opioids don’t create lawsuits, and the doctors, well they just want a piece of the action.

Last year I had back surgery for a herniated disc. After the surgery I felt great, and given I get side effects from narcotics, I opted to not take any. But the hospital went into a tizzy claiming I was ‘required’ to not only take them during my stay, but also I was ‘required’ to fill a prescription for home before they would release me! We argued. I spit out the pills into my hand feeling much like I was a character in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, and the prescription fill sat in my kitchen until this ‘unnamed’ person chose to lay claim to the drug and empty the bottle…

SO who was President in 1998?   Billy. And where was Soros?   He was fighting a slew of accusations claiming he was a co-conspirator in the Hillary Haiti scam, and fussing up to having actually participated in looting with the Nazi’s, and battling the new media which no longer portrayed him as the angelic philanthropist.

It was the beginning of a long thought out chess game in which the sheep would be slaughtered by drugs, led astray in education with the rewriting of history, and immorality was considered normal and embraced.

Opioids have been an epidemic for 20+ years, and the media is crying for Trump to solve this heinous crime.   Really??  But who are the perpetrators, the instigators who profited handsomely – Big Pharm, the Insurance Industry, and doctors who no longer ‘cured anything’ but instead prescribed massive doping drugs to mask the true devastation of disease, and thus create – addiction.

This addiction having reached massive proportions, Big Pharma will be called on to find a new drug to cure the addiction their Opioids created, and a new and ever more massive scam will pervade.   Drugs to cure the side effects of drugs to cure the side effect of – drugs.  But wait, Obama already approved a new and improved – old drug – to cure the catastrophe created by the other ‘old drug’.

So, how many drugs does it take to support an industry that needs to make $450 billion per year just to meet last year’s quota? How many people are employed by Big Pharma? A million? More?   And with the newest addition, Biotech, the stakes are massively higher. Think a President can even dent that equation? Or add to it? This is far beyond the scope of a President.

During Hillary’s campaign, she took in over $336,000 from Big Pharma, more than any other candidate. Donald Trump? $1,010. No missing zeroes.

By 2008, when Bush was President, drug overdose deaths were nearly matching those of deaths from vehicular accidents which is considered “the leading cause of injury related death in the US”. By 2016, when Obama was President, Opioid deaths had nearly doubled with Maryland, Maine, Delaware and Connecticut, leading the pack. What did Obama do? He had the FDA approve a new drug that Big Pharma could freely market, Probuphine. It is administered via an ‘implant’ that releases a continuous flow into the bloodstream. It is an opioid. Side effects are possible, infection from the surgical implantation, and dependency or death may occur.

While in tablet or pill form Probuphine has the same efficacy as Methadone and has been in existence since 1981, the implant version was just approved and studies have yet to determine comparative results.

The bottom line;  giving a drug to stop the use of another drug does nothing to mitigate the problem and only ramps up the profit margin of the problem, i.e., Big Pharma, the Insurance Industry and Doctors.   Can Trump change this cycle? I doubt it. This is a well instilled logic and rational which has helped to drive up medical costs, insurance rates, and hospital bills to the point of no return.   And Big Pharma isn’t about to take a hit.

Comedians Want Free Speech?

Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, and a host of other ‘comedians’ believe they should be given special privileges to offend, malign, and slander. But of course, those privileges should not extend to anyone else. Why? Because they are elitist. They are ‘special’.   Because they ‘deserve’ to be immune. Kathy Griffin came out publically after berating the President, maligning him, and then implying she was ISIS beheading him, and cried because Trump was a bully…

So how would this notion of entitlement play out?

I imagine we would suddenly have a plethora of people claiming they are comedians when charged with lible and slander in court. “It was a joke…” Much like the ‘Twinkie Defense”. The Twinkie made me do it.   Now it would be “Can’t you take a joke?” Everyone jokes a bit, does that mean everyone is really a comedian?

According to various sources, the definition of comedian is: “A person who makes people laugh by telling jokes and acting foolish for an audience.” Charlie Chaplin was an amazing comedian. Then there was Abbott and Costello, Sid Caesar, Dom DeLuise, and thousands more. What made them funny was not how they maligned and slandered other people, but how they made their own character the brunt of comedy.

Comedy was about making fun of one self.

I’m not sure when it became a gun show with everyone else the target, but too often that comes across as simply arrogant and petty.   I have walked out on a few supposed comedians because they were all about pointing a finger, all about look at that stupid person, instead of poking fun at their own errs in life.

It is actually the same in church. When a Preacher starts by pointing a finger and railing on about how sinful the congregation is, people start to shift, lose focus, and their thoughts will typically go to – “Well you are too…”   By contrast, when a Preacher creates his sermon around his own perils and hiccups, people are more likely to relate and take a deeper look into themselves.  It is reflective instead of accusatory.

This bizarre entitlement of speech is highlighted in many liberal newspapers as well. The Washington Post and New York Times went so far as to create tag lines claiming they were the Truth, they were the only source for real Truth. And yet, their Headlines are riddled with defaming our President. That’s not Truth, that is defamatory.  Finding an article that is positive, or unbiased, – ever – is like “Where’s Waldo”. There might be one, but it takes a lot of detailed eyes to find it within the plethora of look-alikes.

Another notable advocate of free speech is Reza Aslan who was recently fired from CNN for his Twitter tirades in which he liberally defamed and cussed various politicians and Trump.

While The Freedom of Speech is a Constitutional right, there are limitations that seem to be ignored, including :

“Libel,  slander, obscenity, pornography, sedition, incitement, fighting words, classified information, copyright violation, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, right to privacy, right to be forgotten, public security and perjury.”

Fighting Words? The legal definition has morphed since it was first introduced making cuss words permissible. Incitement? I imagine holding a decapitated head of our President is most definitely a form of incitement… I imagine demanding someone be ‘raped’ or ‘shot’ is most definitely a form of incitement and clearly crosses the line of legality – but also ethics and morality.

Bottom line. Many in society seem to have lost the concept of integrity, defined as having strong moral values and honesty. Everyone believes they are honest, but moral values are bit more subjective. So I thought I’d see how the New York Times might see this.

According to an article published in 2015 by The New York Times, morality is subject to relativism and cultural differences. Which basically means that it is completely up for grabs and there are little, or few, absolutes.

In essence, society has broken down into an ‘anything goes’ without boundaries of ethics, moralities or even legal absolutes. And in that mantra, entitlement abounds.  And so we are left with a bizarre concept that comedians be given special rights to malign, slander and incite hatred…, newspapers be allowed to malign and incite hatred, and boundaries are simply a puritan ideology of the past.