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Ugh to people, ugh to the future.

2016
05.02

12108220_10153209866136134_7191698313849032629_nToday is one of those days. I am taking a break from work to write. Tired of having friends attack me. I’m tired of people all over. I know I’m not alone in all this. Things are SO expensive and no matter what, it’s all just getting worse. Health care is going nowhere but up. And for what? Getting screwed by these insurance companies. And, everyone is hurting. Young people know nothing different. Thanks Obama and your shithead pals. I am tired of being broke–not even being able to buy stupid things. Hell, today is my anniversary and we can’t go out to eat. Ugh.

As to the future, I just don’t know. I keep buying lotto tickets in the hope of maybe winning. It would be nice to know I could someday retire. Thanks to our glorious leaders for making life in our country worse. And you watch, the dummies in this country, who think they should get crap for free, will elect that scumbag liar Hillary G-Damned Clinton. GO ahead, fools. We’re swirling the bowl now. 🙁

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Mitt Romney? Loser go away. Don’t go away mad, just… go AWAY!

2016
03.03

screw romneyI saw this meme which totally sums it up for me. I vote Republican. If they steal it from Trump, I truly will vote for America’s first lesbian president (if she doesn’t get indicted, but even then her moronic supporters still might vote for her) or an old socialist. At least the old socialist has the right idea on health care.The old queens running the Republican party are seemingly doing their best to destroy that party and drive their former supporters to start a new one. The democrats long ago gave up on being the part of the working man and instead, are now the party of the welfare queens, blm thugs and gay rights activists.

This country is swirling the bowl.

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Insurance scammery

2016
03.03

Well so, now that my new insurance has started, I have found I got screwed. I talked about WHY I had to change HERE. Anyway, it turns out that even though I told them I HAD to keep the doctors, and the broker PROMISED I could, guess what? This guy, Carl, at Velapoint.com screwed me (don’t deal with Velapoint–they are a rip off). When I called this guy back yesterday, he made some cheesy-ass excuse and PROMPTLY transferred me to a lady at healthcare.gov who told me I was trapped. Neato huh? I had all of one day to find replacement insurance and got screwed. It never matters, I go into stuff in good faith and get fucked by THIEVES. This kind of fucking bullshit is Why I believe we need single payer. Sure, I am sure the government would screw it up, but health care is a right and they’ve now screwed us ALL. I sure hope Trump gets in there and can fix it. I would love to see all the health insurance companies go tits up.

Anyway, aetna, of course, has been totally unhelpful and seemingly going out of their way to make sure I am a disgruntled customer, that I will TELL everyone and never deal with them again. “Oh sir, there’s nothing we can do. You’ll have to keep that account until January. Really, nice. What thieves. Don’t buy from aetna and CERTAINLY do NOT deal w/ velapoint.com. I hate liars and thieves.
#aetna

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Just a Sunday

2016
01.31

green_and_blueWhat’s new? Noting, really. A unit NCO Skype meeting later. Me reading through the old entries in this blog… some really amuse me. Ha. Things that happened years ago.

Anyway, woke up early. Was supposed to snow some, but didn’t (yay). I don’t know if I feel like talking about politics today. Or a lot of things.

I do know I have hope of getting my pick up back soon. Hey, it went to Ohio July 1. I do know it has the 5 speed in it and drive train hooked up. Mech was going to button up the dash and test drive. I hope it all works. WHY, you ask, did I want to change to a manual trans? Well, a couple years ago, I had the auto rebuilt by a guy in Orbisonia–the BEST GUY IN THE WHOLE AREA all the people I new said. Well, that turned out to be crap. Johnnie, that was his name, had a shop. Anyway, ol’ Johnnie had my truck from August to mid-October and lo, while he rebuilt it, after 21k miles, it took a shit. When I called him, he aid, “Well… it’s out of warranty, I’d like ta help ya but I’m not gonna eat it.” Then, whenever I tried calling this jackass, he was never there. They are going to do an autopsy on that trans soon. Anyway,  just don’t want to deal w/ it. It’s not like a old Turbo 350 that would go for YEARS without problems. My old trans was a 4L60E transmission and those, I have read, have a lot of problems. Anyway, m friend Alan found me a 3/4 ton w/ a 5 speed and we got all the stuff for it. It’s been a bit of a bear getting done. Hope it will be done soon. Need it to splash and tow the boat–I think the jeep isn’t enough. Certainly, I can’t get it into the water w/ out the rear doors going under water.

Onward. MTA is coming up soon. Don’t know what will happen because people who say they want to come can’t be bothered to get their stuff back. Ugh.

Work. Computers having problems. Crashing, then messing up logs for driver side of the system. Hope the can fix it.

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Healthcare woes

2016
01.30

hulkpainSo, Wednesday morning, I got a shock. Talking to the office manager, I find that not only is my healthcare going WAY up (another $300 a month), but that I was supposed to choose 2 days before what I was going to do but I never got the paper or knew. Ugh. Immediate chest pains and stomach. Ugh. $1750 a month?! That’s like $21,000 a year?!? WTF? I can’t afford that. I was already in serious trouble since last year’s increase of $300. a month. Aaiiiheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, FUCK!

reliefWhen I got home and had time to breathe, I called my car insurance place and wonderful Jennifer there gave me a number to call. Turns out I can get a “silver plan” which is ca. $409. for both the wife and I. Co-pays are less, except for specialists, but the deductible is more, about $3k, but I’m sorry, I cannot pay what they want on the old plan–how can anyone?

As it is, the “Health and welfare” portion of my check, ca. $860. or so a month, well, I can’t use that–only for the company insurance. See, due to the evil machinations of a company I used to work for (no, not the Bad Horsey), most mail contractors don’t pay you the health and welfare money anymore, so as to save on their payroll tax. So, I can’t actually USE the money meant for m insurance unless I buy the company insurance which costs over 4 times what the one I got on the market cost??! 😮 What they do, is put that money in a 401k account. Joy. Hell, the last company, Bad Horsey, well all of it went into the 401k and in the end, he shafted me out of about $20k. Nice huh? A friend too. Wonderful guy who is going to go to jail to learn the lesson that theft and misuse of pension funds is a felony. The government (who is prosecuting him) say he owes our pension plan like $1.8 MILLION dollars–I’ll never see any of it. Anyway, so… with this way, I will have $860 or so in my 401lk each month, still have decent insurance and get a little more in my check each payday (still keeping me poor, but not NEARLY as poor as if I had kept w/ the other insurance). Wow, perhaps I will get to retire someday… I doubt it, but maybe.

Don’t get me wrong, the company insurance wasn’t bad, just expensive… but… I certainly wasn’t thrilled to find out that I had been paying $100 a month more to be out of state either. It had a $1700. deductible.

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What I want

Many of my friends call me a “socialist” or some shit because I want single payer health care. Sorry, I believe health care is a basic right. Sorry Fritz, I do. Anyway, the system that we had before was pretty sucky and while the intent was good, the application of Obamacare made things INFINITELY WORSE! “Why can’t we go back? say some. Because, with the advent of Obamacare, the genie is out of the bottle, not to be put back in. M brother Jim thins perhaps it was planned this way to force single-payer. Maybe, I don’t know. I do know that yes, we will pay more taxes for it, but then I won’t be paying nearly the rapacious amount health insurance costs. Organized thievery with no real concern for health.

Many, including Fritzel and my friend Tim, think the government cannot be trusted to run it. Perhaps. But I see no real solution.

Life Goes On

Hopefully, this will help get things back on track with me. I am also working to re-fi the house. It would be done by now, but hit a snag. When I was unemployed due to the shithead ex-owner of Bad Horsey (see how I don’t mention any real names in here…), I got behind on my mortgage and had to get it modified. Somehow, and I don’t remember this at all, they put the difference in a second to be paid off when I sell. It’s taking some time to do, I think it’s called, a subordination. It will be worth it though, as it will lower the mortgage–not as much as I want, but even a little over $100 a month will help.

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All hands, prepare to get underway

2015
12.03

Well, it looks like it’s time to get the SMS Rudolf Weiß hove short in the Arbeits suchen.

Resume department reports full head of steam, ready to answer helm commands. App department up and working. Set condition ZEBRA throughout the ship.

Am Ende ist der Sieg!

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Empty

2015
11.18

It’s been one of those days. Basically started with angus dying this morning. Talked a lot to my brother… I believe I WILL get my concealed-carry. Was at Gander Mountain looking at pistoles. Yes, I have some, but not really for this. I think I found one, a Smith & Wesson in .40 cal. Single stack. Fit well. We’ll see.

Stopped by Ft. Chambers Gun shop; Man! Some nice new models and some nice originals too. A truly GREAT place and some great deals. Nice people to deal with.

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RIP Angus Blue 6.12.2003—11.18.2015

2015
11.18

angus1Angus passed this morning. I was hoping that the course of meds for his Lyme would make him better, but something happened. He had a seizure or a stroke.  He was pacing around and panting all night. I was up w/ him most of the night and I fell sleep around 6 and at 8:30, when I woke up, he was gone.

It’s sad, Angus was a good dog–he loved everyone and was a pretty mellow dog. I’m going ot miss him a lot more than I would any person.

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Richmond today

2015
11.17

Soon to warp out of here today to go to Richmond and see if I can get some more people who have fallen off the wagon, back to using the computer. Also, a couple are having severe problems. We have a number, most of which seem to be install issues. Oh well, packing up me laptop and all. Putting on my mental armor to deal with a couple of people who are way negative. Sad. Determined to get this fixed.

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A GREAT place to do business!

2015
11.16
Photo of transom lettering on Hotspur

Awesome transom lettering by Signspecialist.com

I don’t often rave, but in this case, I will! I had this business, Signspecialist.com make some transom lettering for Hotspur and I HAVE to recommend it to my friends and readers. I am so happy, in fact, that I am going to be ordering new registration numbers for her; the old ones having faded and now look bad. Anyway, here, again is the transom lettering for my boat… Damn good job, GREAT PRICE and really easy to apply! You cannot go wrong here.