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Yoga Korunta

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Location: United States

One learns, as nothing endures but change.

22 August 2007

Health Care Canned

My Health Care Canned Me. Suggestions?
Written by Administrator
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
We try and stay away from self-indulgent weepy, bloggy crap here… BUT ….

Here's the deal, I've been working freelance for the last year and been paying Cobra.

Well, the jackasses at the COBRA SERVE NATION (from Florida) upped my policy by $15 and changed my due date UP two weeks. I received no notification of this.

When they got the regular payment I had been electronically transferring every month, they said "Whoa! You're late! You're short! You're CANCELLED! Effective immediately." I’m not quoting but that was the feel.

Here's the rub, as many of you know, I am a type-one diabetic. This means I am uninsurable across the board. I have about a month’s worth of insulin left. I am truly lucky to have the cash today to pay uninsured premiums. Today.

Amazingly, after a vitriolic conversation I had with COBRA SERVE NATION on Monday, they did not see things my way. Usuall, my gift of calm, caustic language works wonders. I once got a health insurance company to cough up some of my teeth after threatening to burn down their office. It was a bit “Studio Exec” but it worked. I even threw in the Michael Moore line, to no avail.

In essence, I think I'm fucked.

Sure, I can get an office or barista job or marry someone who has bennies, but all of these things will take at least three months. If I won the lottery today, I still couldn't get healthcare. I need to get it now.

If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.


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21 August 2007

Tuesday's Word: Sanguine

san·guine /ˈsæŋgwɪn/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sang-gwin] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective 1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.
2. reddish; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.
3. (in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc.
4. bloody; sanguinary.
5. blood-red; red.
6. Heraldry. a reddish-purple tincture.
–noun 7. a red iron-oxide crayon used in making drawings.

Today's Word is for two women.



[Origin: 1275–1325; ME sanguyne a blood-red cloth < OF sanguin < L sanguineus bloody, equiv. to sanguin-, s. of sanguis blood + -eus -eous]


14 August 2007

Tuesday's Word: Skunk Treatment

If you or a favored pet runs into a skunk, the sprayed areas my be treated by applying a homemade spray removal. De-Skunk Formula: one quart of hydrogen peroxide; one quarter cup of baking soda; one teaspoon liquid dish washing soap. Mix together and wash the skunk-sprayed areas, keeping the mixture out of its eyes, nose, and mouth. Rinse it off in tap water. Use immediately and do not store for future use.

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07 August 2007

Tuesday's Word: Blogswarm

From Ripley's The Zen Cabin, we have ruthlessly stolen the following:

The blogswarm refers to the Aug 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing: "bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US", which Bush ignored. We're just trying to remind people that Bush had the intelligence before 9/11 and ignored it.
August 6, 2001

It’s a date that should cause the Republican Party’s cheeks to burn. A date that, perhaps even more than 9/11/01, should have caused George W. Bush to break down in tears of shame and resign from office. Yet, here we are, America…

So many words have been tossed about to describe George Bush in the last six years: incompetent, incurious, demented, unqualified, criminally insane… I think that nearly every unflattering description of human behavior and character would be appropriate.

But August 6, 2001… that’s the day when George W. Bush revealed his true character. Unfortunately, America wasn’t a witness to this revelation until years later, and by then… by then, it was too late.

“bin Laden Determined to Strike in the US”. What kind of fun must you be having to ignore something so pointed, so straightforward in both its meaning and its prose? I’ve done a lot – a LOT – of landscaping in my days and I can tell you, it’s not that much fun. If I had the choice between spending a month on conference calls with Intelligence and Security personnel or clearing brush, well… the brush will wait for me. bin Laden, it seems, had a more specific timeline in mind.

Conspiracy theories abound – MIHOP, LIHOP, what have you – but I’m not a conspiracy theorist. All I need to remember is that George W. Bush was too busy relaxing from that grueling first six months of work to give a damn about America or Americans. “You’ve covered your ass”, indeed…

Fast forward to “the post-9/11 World” that George Bush was too self-centered to notice barreling down the track. Our own government spies on its citizens and demands retroactive immunity for breaking the law and ignoring the Constitution. Suddenly, the Crawford Weedwhacker needs to keep track of every phone call, every web site visit because… well, we really don’t know, do we? Evidently, bin Laden is no longer Enemy #1 but America is populated by 300,000,000 persons of interest.

“What’s the worst that could happen?” has been replaced by a never-ending loop of “9/11! September the 11th!”. Yes, we remember September the 11th, Mr. Bush. Some of us remember the fact that you could have done something to prevent it, or at least tried. And now we see you scurrying to cover your tracks and protect your little henchmen – the only people who believe in you and, evidently, the only people you’ve ever been concerned about.

It seems you take the threat of honest Americans and Justice far more seriously than you’ve ever considered the threat of terrorism. Or maybe you just misunderstimated bin Laden’s determination.

August 6, 2001. Enjoy your Legacy, Mr. Bush.

The blogswarm refers to the Aug 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing: "bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US", which Bush ignored. We're just trying to remind people that Bush had the intelligence before 9/11 and ignored it.


01 August 2007

Tagged by Jess!

1. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Our side won! How do you celebrate?
2. Are you on a boat or are you a land lubber or do you soar?
3. What was the last mistake you wished you could cover up?
4. Are your omelettes fluffy?
5. When was the last time your paradigm shifted?

Yoga Korunta has been tagged by Jess Wundrun, so here are the answers!

1a. When the lesser evil wins, we will celebrate with Champagne, of course!

2a. I'm on land, but wish to be sailing.

3a. The last mistake for which I am shamed was made several years ago when I spoke sans brain activity. A Freudian slip?

4a. The omelettes are tres puff!

5a. The last paradigm shift was around 40 years ago when I learned to ask questions.

Continuing in the blog tradition, I am tagging ae, A Curmudgeonly Crab, Barbie, Elizabeth, and Mary!


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