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Kay/NC
Honored Advisor

Re: World Food Prize starts today: What's it mean to you?

I apologize for being so negative, if that is how my comments have been perceived. The situation of late has left me more disillusioned and disgusted than ever. Time for me to watch about ten standup routines in a row, and laugh a lot, I guess. Maybe that will brighten my outlook.
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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: World Food Prize starts today: What's it mean to you?

There is a lot to be discouraged about in the land of misinformation.

 

 

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Kay/NC
Honored Advisor

Re: World Food Prize starts today: What's it mean to you?

Please forgive me for a further taste of negativity, but this is more a land of DISinformation.

sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: World Food Prize starts today: What's it mean to you?

Yes Kay, I agree.  I cannot give you an excuse for the manipulation of facts using computer simulation or ugly scapegoating lies. But consider this idea.   Every time there is a major  inovation some do not make the change.  The ones who buy into the new inovation reap the benefits. ----- normally.......

 

Here is my thought,  Since the tech boom of the 1990's we have accellerated inovation as we continue to expand it into every part of the economy.  No matter how good inovation is it takes some time for the investment to pay for itself in the economy and time for the population to learn.  In many ways it seems to me that we are leaving folks behind and hurting the folks who are trying to keep up.  Creating additional stress on an economy that is weak to start with.  The cost of inovation should be slowing the process as inovation has to wait for someone to pay for it.  But we are borrowing money at such a rate, and the government is switching to the technology as fast as it can borrow.  On top of that we are borrowing  to assist the general public in affording the always new technology.  The top minds in electronics. science, robotics, etc etc  are shining,  But the rest of us are sucking air at this pace------- at least I am.  

It hits hurts traditional farming even more for two reasons,  1 the technology makes it possible for big to get bigger.  2.  Farming management is often in older hands, especially since the physical labor got lighter over the years.   

There is a lot of stress in trying to keep up.

At this pace, how long before the tech companies take over the public education system through cell & computer. 

 

It's not a good excuse, but we are in a spot where you really have to test the information you hear and read.  The politicians and envy cons are sure adapting quickly.

 

Is that way off?

 

Thanks for your input.

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Kay/NC
Honored Advisor

Re: World Food Prize starts today: What's it mean to you?

Who said here not long ago that they watch Al Jazeera for an unbiased take on US news events? I have started leaving BBC on, when I am able to have TV on and actually listen to it.

There just doesn't seem to be even limited reporting of some events in network news organizations anymore...yet, the name of a football team gets reams of press. It is one huge sleight of hand act...distract attention from what you are really doing.

I have actually figured that the shutdown was as much orchestrated by the administration as anything else...to diffuse criticism of what everyone knew was going to be a fiasco: the rollout of the ACA website. That is being described now as " a hot mess".

People are starting to see what socialized medicine is going to cost their families. The feeling that was meant to be euphoria about now is more like the bad hangover the morning after....but, thanks to the over-dramatization of shutdown and threatened default, we missed the actual party. We STILL have not even received our premium letter for 2014...so, ?!?

The lies are starting to get caught, and Obamacare is already heading into a death spiral, according to the morning's news. When only the already infirm rush to sign up, which apparently NO ONE could see coming ( wink, wink). It cannot be self-supporting, can it?

Cannot believe I heard that on CBS....
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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: World Food Prize starts today: What's it mean to you?

I see Kansas Sebelius is on the gang plank.   

 

Hope she doesn't land back in Ks.  She's had a life in the political slippers.  Hope she wears them off the plank.

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: World Food Prize starts today: What's it mean to you?

Kaye - Having my wife step away from the nursing profession after 3 + decades she had a pretty good observing point --- The local hospital and doctors office being bought pout by a mega operation ends up being like a variety of goings on these day's of consolidation --- reduce staff -added responsibility to the point of border line assembly line production and instead of one department head there might be 2 or 3 and we wonder why health costs are a run away train with patient time getting tossed to the curb --- I guess my question being how those socialists in those Scandinavian countries can get it right  ?

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: World Food Prize starts today: What's it mean to you?

K-289,

 

I am not sure we get to see the full picture on those countries.  Especially from the US press.

When I was in Iceland this year, it was clear they had not climbed out of the hole yet from their economic collapse in 2008.  A large number of their young work force is out of the country working yet.  It was improving from the worst of it we were told.  Tourist trade is helping.  Many farms we saw were running B&B's in remodeled farm buildings to diversify and help pay lingering debts. Two of those we stayed stayed with said things were finally getting hopeful.  

Also their lifestyles are more conservative than ours.  We have expanded our health care definition pretty broadly since the 1950's.  And ballooned it in the last 5 years.  I did not get definitive answere but was led to believe they have controlled the expectations of health care level in areas like psycological care, occupational theropy, rehab and cosmetics.

 

We did not see another obvious American tourist.  Oriental, Chile, Brazil, Dutch, French, Irish,  German  

I thought that was interesting.

 

 

 

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: World Food Prize starts today: What's it mean to you?

Iceland is an interesting landscape having to do the 1 forward  -  2 step back due to volcanic goings on - extremely high stakes business poker  --- guess is was some what referring to Norway - Sweden - Denmark market --- realizing utopian's are a scarce commodity it appears any one that thinks they have a handle on things might use the finger in the glass of water theory --- Past business experience explanes there is little cutting of expendantures only shifts of resources to another newly named catagory which is represented with only so many BTU's availablein a gallon and use them wisely ---

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Kay/NC
Honored Advisor

Re: World Food Prize starts today: What's it mean to you?

What my friend who is an MD tells me about socialized medicine in Europe, which I think will be a hard sell here is this:patients are expected to be compliant with doctor's orders. Treatment decisions depend upon this.

In America, we will need to make two huge changes in patient behavior:
1) We cannot continue to expect no-holds-barred treatments for what could largely be addressed by lifestyle alterations; and,
2) If medical advice isn't followed, we will have to learn to accept that everyone else will balk at paying for poor choices...which may be viewed by some as rationing of care.

Applying certain business models to medicine is no more appropriate than applying others to education.
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