Thursday, March 10, 2016

Struggle!

***Well, I'm struggling between fury at what the IRS is taking from us, and trying to look at it from the angle of being thankful that we had a good income last year. Nothing will convince me that it's fair for the government to take almost 30% of what we work so hard for, but letting it ruin my outlook and take my joy isn't going to accomplish much, either. I heard a song while I was out making my deliveries and picking up work this morning that calmed me. It's by Jeremy Camp, "There Will Be a Day." The chorus is:

There will be a day with no more tears,
No more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place
Will be no more, we'll see Jesus face to face
But until that day,
We'll hold on to you always


Looking forward to that day, especially on days like today!

***Failed Obamacare coops not paying back billions in federal loans. Gosh, who could have seen this coming?

The dozen failed ObamaCare cooperatives have not repaid any of the $1.2 billion in federal loans they received and still owe more than $1 billion in additional liabilities, according to recent financial statements cited Thursday at a congressional hearing.
“We shouldn’t hold our breath on repayment,” Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, said in his opening statement at the hearing.
“In some states, these losses will be absorbed by other insurance companies—which means, by the policyholders of other insurance companies who have to pay increased … premiums,” he said. “In other states, doctors, hospitals and individual patients stand to suffer large out-of-pocket losses due to the co-op failures—as our report details.”

Obamacare is doing the exact opposite of what Obama and his Democrat cronies promised it would do, and exactly what those of us who so vigorously opposed it warned it would do. We have wasted billions on this Democrat money laundering scheme, while we have veterans not getting the care they need at VA clinics. What a travesty.

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***Frederick Douglass. Exceptional man.

Frederick Douglass was born in a slave cabin, in February, 1818, near the town of Easton, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Separated from his mother when only a few weeks old he was raised by his grandparents. At about the age of six, his grandmother took him to the plantation of his master and left him there. Not being told by her that she was going to leave him, Douglass never recovered from the betrayal of the abandonment. When he was about eight he was sent to Baltimore to live as a houseboy with Hugh and Sophia Auld, relatives of his master. It was shortly after his arrival that his new mistress taught him the alphabet. When her husband forbade her to continue her instruction, because it was unlawful to teach slaves how to read, Frederick took it upon himself to learn. He made the neighborhood boys his teachers, by giving away his food in exchange for lessons in reading and writing. At about the age of twelve or thirteen Douglass purchased a copy of The Columbian Orator, a popular schoolbook of the time, which helped him to gain an understanding and appreciation of the power of the spoken and the written word, as two of the most effective means by which to bring about permanent, positive change.

He didn't whine about how he had been treated. He took control of his life and became a great orator. Three of his mottos:
  • Believe in yourself.
  • Take advantage of every opportunity.
  • Use the power of spoken and written language to effect positive change for yourself and society.
One of my favorite Douglass quotes: "What is possible for me is possible for you." 

Too bad that kind of take charge, positive thinking isn't being taught to our young people today, especially our young black people. They instead are being taught that they're entitled to special treatment by virtue of existing. What a shame so much potential is being lost.

***Rare photos from history:

This site won't let me copy and paste the photos, but follow the link when you have a chance. There are some interesting ones in there, like Albert Einstein's office.

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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~~ Winston Churchill


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
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