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Why You Might Only Be Able to Get Part-Time Work in 2013
“Here is what I am doing for the rest of the year — working with every manager in my company so that as of January 1, 2013, none of our employees are working more than 28 hours a week. I think most readers know the reason — we have got to get our company under 50 full time employees or else I am facing a bill from Obamacare in 2014 that will be several times larger than my annual profit. I love my workers. They make me a success. But most of my competitors are small businesses that are exempt from the Obamacare hammer. To compete, I must make sure my company is exempt as well. This means that our 400+ full time employees will have to be less than 50 in 2013, so that when the Feds look at me at the start of 2014, I am exempt. We will have more employees working fewer hours, with more training costs, but the Obamacare bill looks like about $800,000 a year for us, at least, and I am pretty sure the cost of more training will be less than that.”
Yes……and the shallow thinkers still believe they are going to get healthcare for free.
I know in the company I work for we have also began adjusting for this business crushing mess. I pay attention to people and their opinions though, I am very much for allowing those that promoted this be the victims of it. When the hard decisions come as to who will have to be cut, I say let those that want the government to be their nanny, be their nanny.
Between this and the ludicrous, reality of the pending crushing tax increases on small business, I suspect millions are going to find themselves dependent upon the government. I only hope that most business owners and managers take into consideration and identify the employees that decided these things are a grand ideas and put them at the top of the downsizing list.
It really is time to let those that believe this communist crap, to live this communist crap.
SWITCH OFF YOUR TELEVISIONS, THEY ARE KILLING YOU
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY: Scientists Find Television Viewing is Literally Killing You and Your Family
Alan Watt – “Never watch the Televison”
“Network” 1976 — Turn off your TV! [combined with today’s news]
Network (1976) – Ned Beatty – “The World is a Business”
I’m not mad at all and I ain’t going to do a damned thing about it!!! Doesn’t that fit more appropriately today?
Try ten and twenty and thirty second blips for articles. Just ten seconds at a time, repeated over and over until that blank stare arrives.
I try that method during commercials; use ten seconds for a comment here and a comment there. It has taken a year of it, or so, but guess what? Curiosity arrived the other day. Curiosity.
My walker is lonely out in the barn, where can I buy a two-peckered billy goat?
My brother dated one for awhile. He says thy are much more affectionate than sheep. I prefer to stick with the tried and true sheep myself.
Hydatid Disease Medical Reports
Was it a conspiracy, a terrorist act or stupidity that introduced a diseased animal species to the Northwest?
By Harvey Neese, The Eagle & Boomerang, March 1, 2010 [here]
Was it some kind of a conspiracy involving various government agencies/organizations to introduce an animal species with potentially dangerous diseases to the Northwest area? After introduction of Canadian wolves to the Northwest area carrying the Hydatid disease, the government organizations and so-called expert biologists responsible for the introduction have kept very mum on the Hydatid malady introduced by them.
If the biologists in the various agencies responsible for importing this disease to the Northwest had strange sounding foreign names and long beards and taking into account the potential long term financial and health costs to livestock, wildlife and humans in a large sector of the U.S., this might be dubbed a “Terrorist Act” and U.S. security agencies would be actively involved.
It has been reported that a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who was previously employed in Alaska where the Hydatid disease had been known for many years, was transferred to this wolf dumping project in the Northwest. Really now, we are to believe he did not realize the potential undesirable ramifications of introducing this disease to the Northwest area with some 15 times more population than in prevalent areas in Alaska? Either he’s from another planet or this has to be stupidity at its height! Trying to cover up for this incompetence, the Idaho Fish and Game Dept. is now saying the disease was in the area several decades ago, so it is now okay to reintroduce it or a different strain to the Northwest. How much more idiotic thinking will this project lead to?
What are the ramifications of introducing a disease carrying animal species, as Canadian wolves infested with Hydatid tapeworm disease, to large public land areas, numerous farms and ranches with livestock and families throughout the area alongside some larger cities? This is an area that is inhabited by a high percentage of people who hunt, fish and recreate in the forest areas where wolves are now multiplying.
The chances of infection spreading from wildlife species to domestic animals and humans who have never been confronted with the Hydatid disease before now is highly probable. Livestock and pets can become infected as well as big game species. Fish and game departments will begin losing revenue because of fear by hunters and outdoors people of becoming infected. Whatever the motives were (and are), the biologists are succeeding beyond expectations of burdening the people of the Northwest senselessly.
What is Hydatid disease and how serious is it for humans? Below are several case histories in Canada.
From: Shlomo Leviav, MD; Dov Weissberg, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCCP. 1996. Traumatic rupture of hydatid cysts. Canadian Journal of Surgery 1996; 39: 293-296. See [here].
4 Case histories (Hydatid cysts)
Case 1 (Similar to Cases 2,3 and 4):
A 21-year-old student of physical education received a blow to the abdomen during a soccer game. Because of acute abdominal pain, exploratory laparotomy was performed 4 hours after the accident. The main finding was a ruptured hydatid cyst of the splenic flexure of the colon. The cyst communicated with the lumen of the colon and was infected. There was widespread peritonitis. In addition, two intact hydatid cysts were found in the liver, each one more than 10 cm in diameter. The splenic flexure was resected, the distal segment of colon was closed and a colopexy of the descending colon done; a proximal colostomy was established. Both cysts in the liver were unroofed. The fibrous pericysts were suture-plicated and drained. One week after the operation the patient’s temperature rose to 39 ƒC. A subphrenic abscess on the right side was diagnosed and was drained through a subcostal incision. Antibiotics were administered parenterally. Six months later the ends of the colon were reanastomosed and the colostomy was closed. The patient was followed up for 12 years and did well.
Did the so-called biologists involved in the introduction take necessary precautions and conduct tests based on available information before the introduction? The answer is a resounding “NO” although Hydatid disease has been documented in Alaska and Canada for many years. Dr. V. Geist, a renown Canadian wildlife biologist, warned about the introduction of the disease numerous times but no one apparently took him seriously to this day.
George Dovel, Editor of The Outdoorsman, wrote the following:
Feb-March 2006, The Outdoorsman: “If we generate dense wolf populations it is inevitable that such lethal diseases as Hydatid disease will become established.”
Dec. 2009, The Outdoorsman: “My first Outdoorsman article on Hydatid disease caused by the tiny Echinococcosis granulosus tapeworm was published nearly 40 years ago. Back then we had many readers in Alaska and northern Canada where the cysts were present in moose and caribou, and my article included statistics on the number of reported human deaths from these cysts over a 50 year period….”
21 Apr 2010, 1:27pm
by Cure For Diseases
Another pro wolf lie goes up in smoke. Remember how they claim all indians worship wolves. Well, like I have been saying for years…….that is not so.
Wolves of North America Goldman and Young, all Native tribes that lived in wolf inhabited areas practiced strict wolf control, through many devices from frozen whale bone, springs inside frozen meat, known as bait stations, drop pit-traps, as well as funnel-cone shaped wolf-traps like the Blackfeet used called the Corral, Trap, in addition to denning.
I read that also. that is good news.
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