In my Bible reading, I am going through 2 Chronicles presently.  There was a decent king named Jehoshaphat in chapter 19 who set up judges through Israel  and charged them, “And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgement.  Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.”  What struck me was the very last phrase of this.  While the judges were placed in position with authority to pass judgement on the people of Israel, they had to be reminded that they were in the position of God and not allow themselves to be bribed.  Somehow I see this admonition as a bit higher than our present appeal to the law.  This one was an appeal to judgement of God.  We presently view the law as the utmost authority in this country – when it is followed, and recognize that the law can be changed by actions of the legislature.  The appeal here is to the One for whom no change is possible, and truth is absolute.  For Jehoshaphat to charge them this way tells me that bribery was present 4000 years ago.

The “news” is no longer news, but rather propaganda.  Therefore, it can’t be trusted.  Period.  This is just another small demonstration of the level of trust you need to provide to their reports.

political correctness

Don’t forget that the origin of this was Marxism where by manipulating that which was allowed to be spoken, it was believed that one could control the population’s thoughts and make them politically correct.  It’s not only dishonesty, it is attempted thought control.

How about absolutely no way, no how, not on your life……

Some time ago, I noted how the growth of pendulous chest area was a normal physiological response to presence of hormones.  That is called gynecomastia in men and breasts in women.  Gynecomastia in a man doesn’t change him into a woman.  It’s just the natural growth of that area of anatomy.  The cells haven’t changed.  Now we have this.  I know it seems to obvious, but for this crew an explanation must be in order.  Junior was a cute movie, comedy of sorts, and fantasy of thought.  I actually enjoyed watching Arnold go through all of the symptoms a pregnant woman experiences.  However, a uterus is required to be pregnant.  Period.  There is only one sex sporting a uterus – the woman.  Period.  When a woman is pregnant, she is called a mother.  Period.  Words mean things.  Pretending they don’t is to associate with the mental illness present.  I’m done with this.

The reactions here are priceless.  I can’t imagine being without a portion of sight. The closest I can come is walking through a dark room at night.  The idea of being able to discern colors again is incredible.  There is a similar revelation is for those who hear for the first time.  This technology is a gift of incredible value.

I am missing my medial meniscus.  This is due to a tear from some activity I did which should not have been done.  Oh well.  The surgeon promised me a knee replacement and said that the surgery he did was only to buy me time.  How’s that for an encouraging follow-up office visit?  Anyways, I have been walking on the site for some time now and know the difference as I can’t jog or do impact activities any more as they cause pain.  With that in mind, I found an article of a surgery center a bit north of here.  In association with this, I have discovered that there is a MRI center a couple cities away with cash rates about 10% of what our hospital charges for a MRI.  I paid cash and received the same scan I would have received here for three times the price.   When money is an issue because of the deductible, I am directing customers to that location.  For those who want to cry foul and fuss about the hyperinflated prices, remember that the federal government mandated that hospitals provide services to anyone who needs them whether they can pay or not.  The hospital is a business and requires income to survive.  That income has to come from somewhere.