Today Must be Math Day

Today I ran across two separate math articles from two different sources.

The first was a video from a segment on the Dave Ramsey show. He talks about Obamacare and how you are not exempt from math regardless of whether you are a Republican or a Democrat. He also mentions the effects of being forced to purchase insurance. Have a look:


The second was an article brought to my attention by a friend:

The modern-day ‘slave class’ is anyone who cannot do math… and that’s about 95% of the population (click here)

Overall, it is a good read. I do not agree 100% with everything the article has to say. For example, I understand that it is a wise decision to transfer risk by purchasing certain types of insurance (such as term life insurance and homeowner’s insurance). The article does bring up the control factor of taxation and the national debt. That, I can certainly appreciate.

There was a slight bit of overlap between the two, but they underlying premise is more or less the same:

You are not excused from math!

It does not matter what you believe or don’t believe either side of politics.

  • Do not fall victim to any of the “loudest voice in the room” arguments on either side of the political spectrum
  • Do not buy into the euphemisms designed to cover up the theft imposed on you by the government
  • Do not be fooled by the trickery used to mask the true nature of our country’s dire financial situation

Tale of Two Doctors

This was in ye olde email inbox this morning.

Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same
complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require hip surgery.

The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and
has a time booked for surgery the following week.

The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an
appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray,
which isn’t reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery
scheduled for 6 months from then pending the review boards decision on his
age and remaining value to society.

Why the different treatment for the two patients?

The FIRST is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet.
The SECOND is a Senior Citizen on Obamacare.

In November if Barack Obama and his Czars get another term we’ll all have to find a
good vet.

Facebook Addiction? Information Addiction?

Perhaps it’s not just Facebook, but I find it ironic that Scott Adams and Leo Babauta both wrote about similar addiction on the same day:

  1. Click here to read Scott Adams’ 3/9/2012 Dilbert with a plug on Facebook Addiction
  2. Click here to read Leo Babauta’s article on his Zen Habits site: A Survival Guide for Beating Information Addiction

So it’s the Shampoo!

Funny mailbag joke I just couldn’t pass up sharing:

I don’t know WHY I didn’t figure this out sooner!!!!! It’s the shampoo I use in the shower! When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body, and (duh!)  printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning,


No WONDER I have been gaining weight!!!  Well! I have gotten rid of that shampoo and I am going to start using Dawn dish soap instead. Its label reads, “DISSOLVES FAT THAT IS OTHERWISE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE.” Problem solved!

If only it were that easy.

Let’s Subsidize Some Poison

How much poison do you eat, on purpose, every day, and pay extra for it with your taxes without even realizing it? The truth is, a lot more than you probably think. You see, your taxes subsidize U.S. farmers. Here in the U.S., farmers grow corn… LOTS of corn… mountains of it every year. Corn is used to make High Fructose Corn Syrup, and that stuff is in everything from worchestire sauce to Gatorade. This video takes an hour and a half to watch, and it does have some technical mumbo jumbo in it. The video is a year or two old, but the chemistry and the science are still the same. Regardless, even non-medical people should be able to watch this and understand the underlying message: stop poisoning yourself and your family.