And we start another week of chasing irradiated dreams…

Today’s number is 28…

Last evening we had a real gully washer of a thunderstorm roll through after 8pm. As Sherry and I sat at the kitchen table reading we started hearing distant rumbles. The first time, I pulled up the National Weather Service site and there wasn’t anything showing on radar. After another thirty or so minutes with more distant rumblings, I pulled it up again…My how the radar had changed. As we watched and listened, the thunderstorm cells just blossomed on the radar an in the night sky to our north. By the time the rain and the wind finally hit about an hour later the lightning was almost constant and the rumbles of thunder continuous. What a show. We headed for bed as the sound of the storms moved off to the southwest…It seems the forecast for last evening was for mostly clear…

The news this week is starting to fill with another Industrial Food Recall. The story started to percolate last week with just a few brands and products but now has grown into a major brand fiasco. We also find out that the recall now includes pet food…

Castleberry’s Food Co. has issued a recall for more than 90 chili sauce, hash and other canned meat products since the Food and Drug Administration released a warning about the suspected source of a botulism outbreak.
Source: More than 90 canned meat products now recalled | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

If you’ve purchased any Chili or Corned Beef Hash product lately, go check the list…Then start thinking about what we’ve learned in the past year about our food safety, the number of brands being manufactured in a few plants, the national distribution of these few products with different labels, and our governments failure to inspect and enforce the food safety rules already in effect. At that point, Buy Local and Eat Seasonally begin to make much more sense, both economically and healthfully.

And now a word from our Decider-In-Chief…

“People have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.” – George W Bush, speech in Cleveland
Source: That’s the problem: President Bush suggests uninsured children go to hospital emergency rooms for their care | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

There you go America, there is no health care crisis, no health insurance crisis in America. Just take yourself down to the Emergency Room for all your medical needs. Never mind that when you do, if you do not have medical insurance, you will be paying retail for all goods and services you receive. Retail rates that are 4 to 10 times the rate insurance companies pay for their clients. And now that the government has revised the broken bankruptcy laws (remember that crisis they jumped on so quickly to fix), when you can’t pay these overblown charges and the collection agencies start hounding you, don’t worry, welcome to the new middle ages and enjoy your newly found serfdom to the system…You’re going to be here for a good long time…

As the Houston Chronicle points out…

As any executive of a Houston hospital can attest, that is precisely the problem created by the high number of uninsured people in the United States. Texas has the highest rate of uninsured children in the nation, and Harris County the highest in the state. Those who lack insurance coverage frequently delay seeking medical care until they are seriously ill. Then they swamp hospital emergency rooms that are required by law to treat them even if the patient has no ability to pay.

So the President of the United States’ answer to our Health Care Crisis is to push more strain on the system that is almost broken. Aren’t you glad this Harvard MBA is running our country? At least he is consistent…Every venture he’s run (except the Baseball team) has basically gone bankrupt…

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