Posted By RichC on May 22, 2013
Hmm, perhaps we are alone in having to make significant changes in our health care coverage this year … not to mention paying more for less?
“If you already have health insurance through your job … nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change your coverage or your doctor. Let me repeat: Nothing in this plan will require you to change your coverage or your doctor.” — spoken by President Obama in Pittsburgh on Sept. 15, 2009.
Posted By RichC on May 22, 2013
I’m sure that I’m not the only one hesitant to voice my thoughts about the IRS targeting conservative groups like the Tea Party and pondering the wisdom of even chiming in. Normally I favor the “keep quiet” approach and avoid even the thought of commenting on an agency with the power of the Internal Revenue Service. There is no denying that they have extraordinary power over every American and can make life pretty miserable.
I admit that initially I was skeptical of the alleged “targeting” of conservatives, but after hearing the admission from IRS officials and the many stories coming to light, it is pretty obvious that this is a big deal. How high it will go, who knows … but administration officials wouldn’t be the first to try to cover things up. Having dealt with an IRS audit of my company 20 years ago, I can’t imagine having to deal with the continued harassment True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht had to deal with — video above (17 incidents from government agencies).
Posted By RichC on May 21, 2013
Learning, learning, learning. After spending the weekend putting a few things back together on the old Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel, after taking too much off, it is back on the road again with four new rotors, brakes and both bearing and races pressed into the hubs. I’m waiting for a few new AC parts and have been reading about the hard shifting automatic transmission as well as playing with the “never before adjusted” ALDA setting after cleaning out the somewhat dirty (not too bad) intake manifold banjo bolt. I might just remove the ALDA to see how much power/smoke I get?
It is possible that I have a transmission issue, but more than likely it might be a vacuum modulator valve adjustment comparing my symptoms with what I’ve read. We’ll see, but unfortunately there is multi-step approach to diagnosing and fixing this and according the the guru Kent Bergsma, it is not as simple as just “adjusting” or replacing a part.
Posted By RichC on May 20, 2013
My son mentioned a video produced by his alma mater, Lakota East High School, and after first thinking it was just another goofy video, I realized that the community and student body effort was a lot of work – I even watched it to the end as the music gets more appealing to those of my generation.
At a time when the millennial generation is chastised for being self-centered, the Lakota East students are changing my opinion. The attention given, coordinated involvement and dollars raised ($12,000 to-date/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center) for Spina Bifida is impressive … impressive enough in my mind that they should be able to attract the attention of Ellen DeGeneres – their goal. I’ll do my part and mention it here and use the hash tag #wewhatellen in my subject line tweet.
Posted By RichC on May 18, 2013
I’ve been taking too many things apart and not putting them back together fast enough, so before I go any further, I think I’ll put some new parts back on? (forgetting where all my parts are from and where they go) I’m okay with working on brakes, rotors and wheel bearing, although I’m having the races pressed into the hubs by my buddy Jack Cook … but I’m not as comfortable in working on the AC system and probably should be leaving it to someone else. Anyway it has been enjoyable so far, but time to reassemble a few items this weekend.
Posted By admin on May 17, 2013
May 16, 2013 You could end up with a lot less savings at 65 than you ever anticipated because of fees charged by the financial institutions managing your retirement accounts. Robert Hiltonsmith, who researches retirement security, says those fees were disclosed to 401(k) plan participants until only recently.
Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee
- lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
- digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.