• I apologize

    From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to All on Thursday, June 06, 2019 13:19:25
    To each and everyone that I have insulted or offended the last couple of months, I sincerely apologize.

    Yesterday was the day that my beloved wife, and my life companion for almost
    half a century, should have had her 65th birthday. That meant that she would retire from work and spend the next 20 years (hopefully) with me reaping the fruits of all that we've managed together, spending all that money we've saved on a 20 year honeymoon.

    Anita didn't even make it to her 62nd birthday. The Swedish "New World Order" healthcare system killed her. Do you think that I am bitter? You bet I am.

    But after more than 30 years in our beloved Fidonet, I really should know better than to drag my personal bitterness into any Fidonet echo.

    Once again, please accept my sincere apologies! :(

    Maybe I'll be back in a few weeks...



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  • From Jeff Smith@1:282/1031 to Björn Felten on Thursday, June 06, 2019 07:25:46
    Hello Bjrn,

    To each and everyone that I have insulted or offended the last couple of months, I sincerely apologize.

    No need Bjrn.

    Anita didn't even make it to her 62nd birthday. The Swedish "New World
    Order" healthcare system killed her. Do you think that I am bitter? You bet I am.

    I have similar misgivings about the healthcare system here.

    Jeff

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Björn Felten on Friday, June 07, 2019 03:17:36
    Hello Bjrn,

    To each and everyone that I have insulted or offended the last couple of months, I sincerely apologize.

    Whatever for?

    Yesterday was the day that my beloved wife, and my life companion for
    almost
    half a century, should have had her 65th birthday.

    What is the meaning of life? Once our physical existence has come
    to an end, we are freed to explore another form of existence.

    In New Orleans, a traditional jazz funeral is for a brass band
    to play songs of mourning as the body is taken to the cemetery to
    be entombed. Once the deceased has been laid to rest, the brass band
    plays songs of joy rather than mourning, as their beloved has moved
    on to another form of existence, thus giving reason for all to
    celebrate.

    That meant that she would retire from work and spend the next 20 years (hopefully) with me reaping the fruits of all that we've managed together, spending all that money we've saved on a 20 year honeymoon.

    Nobody should be forced to work. Ever.
    Nobody should be forced to "save for retirement".
    Nobody should be forced to pay for something they cannot get.

    People should enjoy the fruits of their labor each and every day.
    People should also enjoy the fruits of other people's labor, each
    and every day. That is why everything ought to be free.

    Why save, when it is so much more fun to spend? Especially
    when spending on both yourself and for others? When I walk into
    a store, the first thing an attendant asks me is "Can I get you
    anything?" or "What would you like?" - and then is super kind
    by getting me exactly what I want.

    Anita didn't even make it to her 62nd birthday.

    Even had the time she gave to you only been a single day, it would
    have been a blessing.

    The Swedish "New World Order" healthcare system killed her.

    Access to quality health care is the first of all human rights.
    And yet, such access continues to be denied for so many.

    Do you think that I am bitter? You bet I am.

    Je suis fache aussi, Bjrn!

    But after more than 30 years in our beloved Fidonet, I really should know better than to drag my personal bitterness into any Fidonet echo.

    You have two choices -

    1. Give up and let the wealthiest one-tenth of one percent of the
    world's population get their way of raping everybody else.

    2. Get mad and do something about it by fighting for what is right.

    Business denies, government provides.

    If government is "we the people" - then we have all been conned.

    Once again, please accept my sincere apologies! :(

    Time to get mad! You think I am joking? I am a Mad Cajun!
    Now. Pick up your hammer and learn how to use it!

    Maybe I'll be back in a few weeks...

    Uh-oh.
    The Mad Viking has found his Hammer.
    And is learning how to use it.
    All because Mad Cajun told him to.

    --Lee

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  • From BOB ACKLEY@1:123/140 to JEFF SMITH on Monday, June 10, 2019 14:42:42
    Hello Bjrn,

    To each and everyone that I have insulted or offended the last
    couple of
    months, I sincerely apologize.

    No need Bjrn.

    Anita didn't even make it to her 62nd birthday. The Swedish "New
    World
    Order" healthcare system killed her. Do you think that I am bitter?
    You bet I
    am.

    I have similar misgivings about the healthcare system here.

    I can't imagine why. Medicare is currently paying about twelve percent
    of the amounts billed to it - and the providers have no recourse.
    Medicare is paying slightly less than TWO PERCENT of the cost of my
    kidney dialysis. Just in case anyone wonders why US health care
    providers are quietly dropping out of the system by not accepting new Medicare-eligible patients
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  • From Jeff Smith@1:282/1031 to Bob Ackley on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 08:50:50
    Hello Bob,

    I have similar misgivings about the healthcare system here.

    I can't imagine why. Medicare is currently paying about twelve percent
    of the amounts billed to it - and the providers have no recourse.
    Medicare is paying slightly less than TWO PERCENT of the cost of my
    kidney dialysis. Just in case anyone wonders why US health care
    providers are quietly dropping out of the system by not accepting new Medicare-eligible patients

    When I became eligible for Medicare. I was given a choice. Accept and pay the monthly premium, delay to decide and pay a late fee, or decline and pay a denial penalty. Having Medicare I quickly found it almost impossible to get a definitive answer as to what they actually do or will cover. They use terms like "may cover", or "cover some", or "upon approval". In asking for costs Medicare suggests contacting my service provider. My medical service provider suggests that I contact Medicare for cost information. People is the US pay into Medicare their whole working life. Many older Americans are afraid to seek
    out needed medical care or take required medications because they can't afford
    it even with Medicare's limited assistance. Yet the US congress decided to "Borrow" close to 3 Trillion dollars from the Medicare trust fund and hasn't to
    my knowledge payed any of it back. I can only assume that the congress thinks that they need it more than America's elderly.

    Jeff

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