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Test Strips Arrived.

Don’t know if it was the 5 or 6 posts bashing Prescription Solutions over their inability to deliver test strips for my diabetic mother for over 7 weeks that got them here…finally…on Friday. Might have been the open letter to Barack Obama. Perhaps my complaint on the health reform mandate query sent out [...]

I’m mad as hell…and I’m not going to take it anymore?

This past week, there were three specific posts that caught my eye and I am compelled to share them with you. The first, comes from Ronni Bennett at Time Goes By. A reader’s comment about ageism spurred her on to write an article about ageism and prejudice that will ring true for all [...]

The week ahead…I’m all a’Twitter

I’ve talked about Twitter before. Twitter is a very different kind of social network — it is based on micro-blogging (think 140 character text messages to say EVERYTHING that is on your mind…well at least in that moment. Twitter is a viral phenomenon (just as MySpace was when it first caught on) and [...]

Who is going to buy our way out of this economic disaster?

The California budget and economy is falling apart. 21,000 state employees are getting layoff notices in about a minute. Those remaining will be forced to take 2 day furloughs per month — but at least they’ll still have their work. The federal stimulus package was just signed by Obama, so over time, some [...]

Stimulus package passed…about time.

Whether you agree with the details of the stimulus package or not, it had to be passed. Politicians can posture as much as they want, but the reality outside of Washington, DC is pretty dire.

Today, on Friday the 13th, while across the US, kids in elementary schools (yes, even in California, [...]

9% unemployment in California

Unemployment in California has hit 9%. That is just plain bad. So I can’t understand why so many politicians are trying to put the brakes on Obama’s stimulus package. At the Democratic caucus, Obama reiterated the point of a stimulus package …to…spend money to create jobs. And with so much money going toward [...]

No stranger to nationalization

Globally, many countries are having to take stake in life-blood companies — in the US, banks like Bank of America, Citibank; in the auto industry, Chrysler and GM — and, well, you’ve read the news. The more money that gets infused into the failing businesses, the more nationalization will be taking place. As [...]

Two steps forward, one step back. Two steps forward, one step back.

With markets imploding, 50 plussers are losing jobs by the droves while seeing their nest eggs devastated. When I think of the economic journey we are faced with, regardless of demographic, and the responsibility that is laying on Barack Obama’s shoulders, I get the image of the mythological Greek Sisyphus endlessly pushing the [...]

“The Moment”

Mixed into the excitement of today’s inauguration, were two technological items of note that may have gotten swept a bit under the carpet. The first is the launch of Barack Obama’s Presidential website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ Obama’s team have created the first dynamic Presidential website with a tone very much in keeping with the [...]

Blogging Boomers Carnival celebrates #100

When the moon is in the 7th house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars…

It may not be THAT aligned, but I find it rather appealing that our Blogging Boomers Carnival celebrates our 100th carnival episode on a national holiday (MLK) and the day before the most historic presidential inauguration in the US. Does [...]