Standard Hospital Pricing Procedure for a Brain Transplant

Standard Hospital Pricing Procedure for a Brain

Transplant

Here’s another funny story that I received from a friend.

In the hospital, the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where a family member lay gravely ill. Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber.
‘I’m afraid I’m the bearer of bad news,’ he said as he surveyed the worried faces. ‘The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant. It’s an experimental procedure, very risky, but it is the only hope. Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the brain.’

The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a time, someone asked, ‘How much will a brain cost?’Republican Brain versus Democrat Brain

The doctor quickly responded, ‘$5,000 for a Democrat’s brain; $200 for a Republican’s brain.’

The moment turned awkward. Some of the Democrats actually had to ‘try’ to not smile, avoiding eye contact with the Republicans. A man unable to control his curiosity, finally blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask, ‘Why is the Democrats brain so much more than a Republicans brain?’

The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, ‘It’s just standard pricing procedure. We have to price the Republicans’ brains a lot lower because they’re used.”

SEND THIS TO A SMART REPUBLICAN WHO NEEDS A LAUGH, AND TO ANY DEMOCRAT WHO YOU THINK CAN HANDLE IT.

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

In the words of Rush Limbaugh, “You can’t make this stuff up”. Here are a number of the crazy rules and regulations that our government has foisted on the American public, courtesy of  The Limbaugh Letter, October 2011 issue.

Global Fabric Softening Alert

Dryer SheetsUniversity of Washington professor Anne Steinemann and research team has issued a report on the dire threat that dryer sheets can cause to mankind. According to this group of researchers dryer sheets “could” be emitting cancer-causing chemicals. According to a report the dryer sheets contain 25 volatile organic compounds, including 7 hazardous air pollutants. Of course, the research team never took into account that dryers are vented outside! Oh, and don’t stand next to the dryer vents when they’re venting. You just can’t make this stuff up!

How Hot Is It?

The Department of Labor’s OSHA division has recently spent an undisclosed amount of taxpayer money on a free smartphone app that helps workers know the temperature and humidity levels where they’re working. Doesn’t something like this exist already? Well, it does. Did they check the ITunes store and there are at least a dozen unpaid and paid apps. But why check there when you can spend the taxpayer’s money to create yet another one. After all its free money, right. You can’t make this stuff up!

Taking Care of…Shepherds?

The Department of Labor in a follow up to the Free Heat app has issued a complete list of regulations for the care and feeding of foreign shepherds. Here are some of the things that employers must provide to their imported shepherds and goatherders: individual sleeping accommodation, laundry facilities, cooking facilities, lighting requirements and food storage. In addition they are required to provide a free cell phone, satellite phone or radio transmitter, three meals a day, all travel costs and workers’ comp insurance. You can’t make this stuff up!

Free Lunch For EveryoneFree Lunch

Yes, there is a free lunch! In a pilot program in Detroit’s public school system, all 68,500 students will be given a free lunch. Every child whether they’re needy, middle class or wealthy will receive a free lunch at taxpayer expense. The reason: so the needy students aren’t singled out by being the only ones receiving free food. The Obama administration would like to see this program become a nationwide handout. Just one more way that the Feds are trying to take over America’s school and subvert local control of education. You can’t make this stuff up!

 

Land of the Free

Land of the Free

These folks are lucky that they’re in the United States of America. Most anyway else and they would be attacked.

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A May Day rally in Los Angeles , co-sponsored by the SEIU and various communist groups, as well as other unions, reflected yet another step in the normalization of self-identified communist and socialist ideologies in the Obama era. Not only did the SEIU help to organize the rally in conjunction with communists, they marched side-by-side with communists, while union members carried communist flags, communists carried union signs, and altogether there was no real way to tell the two apart.

The communists freely and proudly declare their affiliation.
And the SEIU has no problem marching arm-in-arm with them.
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“Smash Capitalism” is a slogan the SEIU apparently endorses — or at least doesn’t mind marching behind.
In case you think the SEIU is some peripheral out-of-the-mainstream organization:
The SEIU devoted $28 million to Obama’s campaign, making the SEIU “the organization that spent the most to help Barack Obama get elected president.” Furthermore, who is Obama’s favorite White House guest and one of his closest confidants?
The individual who has visited the Obama White House the most: SEIU President Andy Stern, who has visited 53 times.
Obama is closely linked with the SEIU.
The SEIU is closely linked with communists.
You do the math.
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Did I say communists? Sorry, I meant Communists (with a capital “C”).
Note how the Communists that day (like the women on the right in this photo) carried solid red flags symbolizing their ideology. Keep that in mind as you view the next photo…
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One of the SEIU leaders picked up a Communist flag and led a contingent of rank-and-file SEIU members. Everyone was OK with that.
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The way you can identify the SEIU members in all these pictures: They’re the ones in purple t-shirts carrying blue-and-yellow signs.
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So, as you can see, the communists and the union members intermingled as the march progressed.
In case you were wondering what the SEIU was saying during all of this, here’s a video of the SEIU chanting “Legalization or REVOLUTION!” Clear enough?
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And it wasn’t just the SEIU at the march — other “normal” unions like the AFL-CIO were on hand as well.
There were plenty of teachers’ unions attending too, and they brought along many of their public school students for some good old-fashioned communist indoctrination,.
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Most of the idiots in the US who walk around with Che buttons or Che shirts do so simply because they foolishly think he’s “cool.” These hardcore communists carry his image not because he’s “cool,” but because he was one of the most radical revolutionaries who ever lived. Right up there with Lenin, apparently.
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In order to have a more “civil dialogue” with their political opponents, the marchers made a puppet of a demonic Statue of Liberty aligned with the “Tea Bag Party.”
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OK, I guess Hitler comparisons are off the table for now — too many people have called it taboo. So what’s second best? The Devil!
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Tell me the honest truth: If the Tea Party had marched in a rally behind a banner held up by fascists or neo-Nazis, don’t you think it would have been national news? But the nation’s biggest Obama-supporting political organization marched behind banners like these, and not a peep about it in the media. Hmmmm….
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Until recently, the average American has regarded fascists and communists as equally noxious and equally malignant. As well they should have But the drive these days by the left side of the spectrum is to make communism and socialism somewhat less remarkable and more palatable For two years they angrily denied the Tea Party accusation that Obama’s policies and supporters had a socialist bent. But in recent months, as the accusation had started to gain traction, the new leftist tactic has become: “What’s so bad about socialism after all? You’re demonizing a very popular and respectable ideology!”

Send this around the country!!!!!!

Republican Budget Cut Items

Republican Budget Cut Items

I received this email from a friend.

Please read the following list from top to bottom.  It is great that finally someone is actually proposing cutting all this stuff from our national budget but ;  How is it that our elected representatives in both house of congress have felt so comfortable spending national money, our hard earned tax payer money, in such a gargantuan wasteful way. Just realize that this has been going on for generations and by political con artists in all parties.  Is it just that it makes them feel that at last the have become the big deal on campus?  Hey, Look at me, come to me, I can give you what you want, I now have the power!  Washington D.C. is a nest infected with a boat load of Vipers in  little Bunny’s clothing.

These are all the programs that the new

Republican House proposed cutting.

Read to the end.

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual savings.
  • Save America ‘s Treasures Program. $25 million annual savings.
  • International Fund for Ireland . $17 million annual savings.
  • Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings.
  • National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual savings.
  • Hope VI Program.. $250 million annual savings.
  • Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annual savings.
  • Eliminate duplicative education programs. H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
  • U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings.
  • Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annual savings.
  • Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47 million annual savings.
  • John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annual savings.
  • Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annual savings.
  • Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annual savings.
  • Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings
  • Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annual savings.
  • Essential Air Service. $150 million annual savings.
  • Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annual savings.
  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125 million annual savings.
  • Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530 million annual savings.
  • Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
  • New Starts Transit. $2 billion annual savings.
  • Exchange Programs for Alaska , Natives Native Hawaiiansand Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts . $9 million annual savings
  • Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annual savings.
  • Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings.
  • Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annual savings.
  • Economic Development Administration. $293 million annual savings.
  • Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15 billion annual savings.
  • Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion annual savings.
  • FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annual savings.
  • Energy Star Program. $52 million annual savings.
  • Economic Assistance to Egypt . $250 million annually.
  • U.S. Agency for International Development. $1.39 billion annual savings.
  • General Assistance to District of Columbia . $210 million annual savings.
  • Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. $150 million annual savings.
  • Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years.
  • No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864 million annual savings.
  • End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
  • Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.
  • IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget. $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
  • Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings.WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees. $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
  • Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of. $15 billion total savings.
  • Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.
  • Eliminate Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annual savings.
  • Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change$12.5 million annual savings
  • Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annual savings.
  • USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annual savings.
  • Subsidy to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). $93 million annual savings.
  • Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. $56.2 million annual savings.
  • Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs$900 million savings.
  • Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings..
  • HUD Ph.D. Program.
  • Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
  • TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
My question is, what THE HELL is all this doing in the budget in the first place?

The Top Ten Reasons Why Conservatives Should Not Be Celebrating the Election Results

The Top Ten Reasons Why Conservatives Should Not Be

Celebrating the Election Results

I was sent this some time ago by a friend. In today’s toxic political climate it’s worth reprinting.

November 12, 2010

By Robert Eugene Simmons Jr.

On November 2, 2010, the liberals suffered a defeat at the hands of the people over their policies implemented over the last two to four years. As a result, Many Republicans and Tea Party supporters are jubilant in their celebration, and even the often morose Glenn Beck has been heard to be excited about what he calls a turning point. However, the cold, hard reality is that liberalism suffered a defeat but not a crushing one, and the war is far from won. In the past, victories in these minor skirmishes have resulted in people becoming complacent. The battles that are not making the headlines in the war on freedom continue to rage despite the victory.
Although it may not be festive to rain on the victory parade, it is important that we consider the top ten reasons why there is a lot more work to be done.
10) The aristocracy is still there in Washington. Although many incumbents were swept out of office, the vast number of them were reelected by their constituents. The ruling elite is still composed of self-styled aristocrats who know what is best for you, your family, and your children. They still look down on the masses as unwashed and slightly stupid. They still possess the same arrogance that allowed them to pass TARP and the auto bailouts over such huge numbers of people in bipartisan opposition. The bribery and corruption is still there and as virulent as ever. Furthermore, the aristocracy in Congress still exempts itself from laws it imposes on the serfs. Although term limits for all federal offices could go a long way in solving this problem, no directive to this effect was passed on the 2.
09) The bureaucracy in Washington has never been more powerful. The list of government agencies with the power to control every aspect of your life is astonishing. The FDA, EPA, IRS, DHS, FSOC, and HHS are still out there, and that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the alphabet soup of unelected bureaucracies not beholden to the voter and the whims of the electorate. The power of these agencies has grown massively during the Bush and especially the Obama administrations. They are the government within our government.
08) The Federal Reserve still remains unchecked. There may be a bill garnering bipartisan support from nearly three-quarters of Congress to audit the Federal Reserve, but this bill has been stalled in committee, and the Fed still remains able to do pretty much anything it wants to our currency. Printing money is no longer necessary in a world governed by computers. All someone at the Fed has to do is enter a number in a computer somewhere, and there are suddenly billions more dollars in existence. The Federal Reserve is not an agency of Congress, and Congress has little power to audit it. In fact, the power of the Federal Reserve to control our economy is patently irrational. If you asked Americans if it would be OK that a private cartel of bankers would have the power to do anything they want with the economy and create money at will, I doubt few would say yes. However, that is currently the state of affairs.
07) The spending obligations are still there, and the economy is still bad. Walk around your neighborhood and ask people if it is OK that you cut their government check. Most will be happy if you cut the checks of others, but they don’t want their cut of the supposed pie reduced. Our unfunded financial obligations totaling in the tens of trillions of dollars haven’t gone away because of the election. They are still there, racking up interest and ticking away to financial disaster. Combined with high taxes and increasing regulation, the economy doesn’t look about to improve much anytime soon. In fact, if taxes go up in January, it is likely to get much worse. Until we get taxes and regulation under control and people start to realize that they need to lose that government check, we are still in big trouble.
06) The unions still have control of the government. In this election cycle the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has come out of the shadows and placed advertisements directly attacking candidates who wish to rein in AFSCME’s ridiculous pension and benefit packages. The government is infested with unions who have lost all shyness in forwarding their free-stuff-for-us agenda. Through union dues collected from taxpayer-funded salaries, they use our tax money to run advertisements for candidates and issues. On top of that, these unions still get health care plans that no one in the private-sector middle class can afford, and they still get ridiculous pension plans that allow some to retire at 55 with 85% of their largest career salary pension as well as health benefits for life. Even this ridiculous compensation is not enough for AFSCME; they want more.
05) The Republican Party hasn’t become conservative yet. The RINOs and progressives in the Republican Party have been dealt a blow, but not a severe one. Several RINOs got reelected, and the Republican Party establishment is still something of a good ol’ boys network who believe they have a moral imperative to rein in those evil Tea Party people. Republican Party insiders are still coming up with revolting vitriol for Sarah Palin (never on the record, of course), and many of the party bosses are still entrenched in the idea that they are entitled to their power as part of the aristocracy. Those who would save the republic are still hampered by the party. Until the Republican Party changes course, the Tea Partiers and other independent conservatives and libertarians will still be rolling a rock uphill.
04) They still are neither reading nor writing their own legislation. Congress has become a somewhat sleazy money-raising, telemarketing center that sometimes actually votes on things. The fact that they don’t read their own legislation has become infamous of late, but the fact is that they don’t write it, either. The writing of the legislation is farmed out to armies of lawyers and often lobbyists. These lawyers draft immense pieces of legislation totaling in the thousands of pages that are not only impossible to read before voting, but impossible to understand without a hundred lawyers and ten years of work. Yet our congressmen and senators continue to approve these pieces of legislation without having a real clue what is in them.
03) It is still impossible to obey the law. If Congress doesn’t know what is in its legislation with its army of lawyers, how likely is it that the average citizen will know what is in it? We have a situation where there are thousands, and perhaps tens of thousands, of pages of laws that every citizen is subject to every day. Do you know them all? Remember, ignorance is no defense for breaking the law. After you figure out all the laws that apply, now go work on the regulations. Regulations passed by the EPA, DHS, HHS, SEC, and so on still have the full force of law, and you can still go to jail for violating them. Of course, even the most diligent citizen would not be able to know the law because it is intentionally written in a confusing manner. Chances are you have violated a few laws and regulations today without even knowing it. When you have a state where it is impossible to obey the law, you have tyranny.
02) There is no animal quite as dangerous as a lame duck. Right now there are dozens of quasi-socialist legislators who have nothing left to lose. Although we have seen an unprecedented expansion of executive branch powers under the last two presidents, it could very well get much worse in the coming months. Until January, the liberals have an iron grip on both the House and Senate, and they no longer have to fear the voting populace. They are caged and cornered, and they will most likely lash out. You can expect to see several pieces of legislation fly through Congress at breakneck speed. The card check bill, cap and trade, and every other piece of left-wing legislation will potentially be on the table. The liberals know that Republicans will have to wait at least two years to get any of it reversed, and they see this as a golden opportunity to push through such legislation now, when Obama will veto any attempt to repeal it. Furthermore, they know, as I do, that any hopes that Obama will tack to the right and moderate are the very foundation of naiveté.
01) The socialists and Marxists still have your children. Throughout America, leftist teachers dominate K-12 education, and they have no moral or ethical problem with indoctrinating your children. They are doing it daily in their selection of books, movies, reading materials, lecture content, and so on. When you take your kids to school today, realize that you are dropping them off at something akin to a Maoist reeducation camp, where they will be taught the glorious benefits of Marxism and Socialism whether you want them taught these things or not. Those fortunate enough to be able to afford private school may be able to avoid this, but the vast majority of children are being marched into Orwellian academies on a daily basis to build the future for the Marxists and progressives. By the time they get to college, transformation of these kids is almost complete, and it will ramp up in full force in college. Professors with tenure and no fear of sanction will actively fail any child whom they suspect of being conservative and have no qualms about doing it. This has been the progressives’ major project for fifty years, and they have it mastered. The teachers’ unions keep out all but a few token conservatives here and there, and they know exactly what they are doing. The teachers and their unions aren’t even trying to hide their agenda. They speak openly about it, and many conservatives stick their heads in the ground pretending they didn’t hear it.
The November 2 election was not the end of the war, but rather one minor victory in a small side skirmish. The battle rages on, and the and the war is still very much in danger of being lost — if not in this generation, than in the next. If conservatives, Tea Party activists, and others get complacent, the war will be lost. It’s not time to celebrate; it’s time to get to work.

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Short Sale Real Estate Scam

Short Sale Real Estate Scam

This is a youtube.com video that elaborates on a huge scam that the bank community and the Federal Reserve are perpetrating on the American taxpayers. This particular scam was started when Indymac Bank was seized by the FDIC and sold to OneWest Bank. OneWest Bank is owned by among others George Soros. The rest is a scam of legendary financial chicanery. Here’s the link: www.youtube.com/user/fiercefreeleancer