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Government Health Care–II

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

I keep hearing news reports about how many people are upset because some local government agency or court has decided it is wrong for a secular nation to display Christmas decorations because of their relationship to Christianity.

So again, I have to ask how can a person want the “fun stuff” and chose to ignore the Real Essence of their religion by refusing to acknowldge that Christ would have been in favor of Universal Health Care! And if you think I can’t prove that statement and chose to ignore that fact, then just ask yourself why did most of Christ’s miracles deal with healing people instead of giving riches, land, power, etc?

Government Health Care

Friday, December 4th, 2009

I have to say that I can’t believe all the nonsense I hear concerning what will happen if there is an option to chose a government run Health Care Plan.

We all know that every single private health care insurance company is against this option. Now perhaps I am being simplistic; but, I see this as a case of the enemy of my enemy might be my friend. If we put aside this particular question, may I ask the last time you truly believed your health insurance company was doing something that was against its own interests just because it valued your interests above its own?

If you are even remotely like me, that thought has never even enter your head in order to provide a good laugh.

Next problem: I want the ability to chose my own options for my health care.

Now, I believe this is a problem for anyone until we get to the very high cost procedures some serious illness may call for. So my first question is: What makes you think your present insurance company will OK everything you may wish for? What do you think will happen once you hit your maximum life time limit?

How about getting the approval for an experimental treatment? Usually, no way.

How do you feel about paying for people who get enrolled in the public option? Do you think it is fair?
Well, I have a few questions concerning that also.

We keep hearing this is a Christian nation. Well, for me, one of the defining statements of Christianity attributed to Christ is: If you have two coats and your neighbor needs one, give him one. I guess the confusion lies in the fact that an insurance policy or medical treatment does not resemble a coat. So I have to ask, how is this different?

What about all the scams that people pull on the insurance companies that end up raising our premiums? How about paying for someone else’s sport injuries, STDs, health problems caused by obesity, smoking, salt, sugar, fried foods, old age, youth, drinking, not sleeping enough and any kind of damaging behavior that you don’t participate in? Why should you have to pay for that? Aren’t those factors totally different than being poor, uneducated, born to the wrong set of parents (or parent)? Don’t they all end up raising your health care premiums?

And although this is not really directly related to this health care debate, since it does concern health care and insurance premiums, I want to ask: why should we pay for the health care of injuries sustained because of or made worse because of speeding in an automobile? Why don’t we exempt insurance companies from having to pay for any injuries to the occupants of a car that are the result of an accident in which that car was speeding?

It seems to me that if we do not want to pay for another person’s health care, we shouldn’t.
What do you think?

If you can answer any of these questions for me, I would greatly appreciate it.

In the meantime, I would like to see this country lighten up.


Friday, November 27th, 2009

I don’t want to put a damper on anyone’s Holiday spirit; but, I would love to know how many people at how many Thanksgiving tables actually gave thanks in some form to someone (or thing) other than the cook.

Now granted the Puritans were a fairly twisted group of people; yet, I think they had the Right of this. Personally, I always “give thanks” before I eat every meal, whether I am alone, in a group, in a restaurant…. it doesn’t matter to me.

The real question is Why do I give Thanks. The answer may surprise you. I actually do not say “Thank You” to any one for anything. I do say one of two things:

    I do say an ancient Hindu Mantra which basically reminds me that I did not have all that much to do with getting the food in front of me and then from the plate to my mouth to out the opposite end. Sure, I earned the money to buy it and the diner ware; but, I did not make the Earth, the water, the air, the Sun, the seeds, the farmer or any of his tools, the trucks, etc. I had nothing to do with making my arms, mouth teeth, or digestive and elimination system. So how much did you have to do with getting your nourishment?

    I say a Zen Buddhist poem called the Five Reflections. They are meant to focus our attention and 5 important concepts and principles.

This helps me remember my place in the scheme of things and for that place, I am very Thankful.

There is nothing wrong with having an excuse to eat a nice meal with family and friends. I just think if we are not going to say Thanks, we should change its name. Now, if you are one of those who will automatically say that changing its name would be breaking tradition, I would like to remind you that its tradition was to Give Thanks before its name was Thanksgiving. So if you really want to uphold tradition, then do so where it counts!

Pranams to All!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

The Dharma WarriorJust like almost everyone else, I would like to change the World. Again, like most people, I realize the only lasting way to do this is to change the people in it. However, unlike most people, I realize I can’t change anyone. In fact, no one can change anyone except themselves.

Therefore, expect this Blog to contain many, many questions and very few answers.

Accepting and believing in the title of my Blog is very hard to do. It would be a major life changing event for most people. Therefore, my advice for most people is not to think about it too much. Just let the concept stay in the back of your mind. If and when you ever become ready to accept it, you just will. If you never accept it, you won’t.

And guess what? Since “Life is Right in Any Case,” whatever you do will be Right.

Dhanyavad: May All Blessings be for You; May All May All Goodness go to you.

The Dharma Warrior, aka, Gary Giamboi

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