"fix" health care is to "tinker",

And anyway, the best and only way to "fix" health care is to "tinker",
that is to change a little at a time, and checking as you go to see if
what you did was good or bad with unintended consiquences.
Unfortunately, the Dems are pushing the 2000+ page bill through
without any agreement from the Repubs. Big Mistake.
What the Democrat bums are doing now is taking advantage to the
"landslide" that they enjoyed because of the WAR and the ECONOMY at
the time of the election. The Dems did not receive any mandate to f
with health care.
What will happen is that after the next election, the Repubs will
retract most of the Demo. health care bill. It is the same as the
"Catastrophic" Medicare bill of 1987-8 that was retracted the next


Reuters Lies Again

Today's story:
"...By Allyn Fisher-Ilan and Nidal al-Mughrabi
JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Sworn enemies Israel and Hamas..."
Is, in essence, wrong in the very first line. Here is why. Although
Hamas may be considered a "sworn" enemy of Israel, Israel, for its
part, is not an enemy of Hamas or any other Arab group. Israel just
wants to survive and not be attacked, with missles, with suicide
bombers or especially attacked through the media with lies and
The latest strategy is to attack anything Israeli or Jewish in the
media with lies and distortions. To the editors: please keep vigilant
in your reporting, for accuracy and truth. Thank you.

Two Silver Dimes

I have two silver dimes, one dated 1946 and the other dated 1964. I found these when I took the synagogue pushke (charity box) and dumped the change into the convenient change counter machine at the grocery store. The change counter machine rejected the dimes. I "redeemed"
them from the charity box, and now I am the proud owner.
I looked up the "value". The dimes are really not very valuable. The real value is in the silver content. The rate for silver is now $18 per ounce, and the dimes are worth 13 times the face value. Silver quarters, half dollars and dollars are also worth 13 times their face
value, in just silver content.
When I was a kid, in the 60's, you could really get a cup of coffee in a diner for a dime. The song goes, you can't even shine your shoes...for a dime. But the song is talking about Broadway in New York, but out in the sticks, you could get a shine for a dime.
Today, even "penny candy" cost more than a dime. That is how much our currency has inflated, and lost value. A cup of coffee, at Starbucks, is about $1.75, if you get the small. If you get your coffee by the barrel, it is a bit more. At a diner, if any still exist, or maybe at McDonalds, you can still get a coffee for the value of the silver in a dime, $1.30.
So, the coffee is a constant, just our money is drying up. My two silver dimes will buy me a coffee and a shine, to start out my day. Actually, the only place you can get a shoe shine these days is the airport, and it is up to four dollars.