ONE UPS MAN SHIP- GOTTA HAND IT TO THE FRENCH WITH THE AIRBORNE SEGWAY aT THEIR BASTIELE DAY PARADE----DID ANYONE EVEN KNOW THAT WAS COMING??? I HAVE SEEN MANY COMICAL ATTEMPTS ON THE SCIENCE CHANNEL- BUT NOTHING THAT APROACHES A SERIOUS ATTEMPT to personal flight...AND TEH GUY DID NOT SEEM TO HAVE ANY TREMENDOUS QUANTITY OF PARAPHNALIA STRApped to him-- kind of stood on a box...
now for my other science episode-- new york had a power outage-- and casually said there will be more...- well.... minus a physical interuption of wires down... teh biggest problem is air conditioning- i don't have a clue how thie national grid goes together.. what i am worried about is all those big cities in teh northeast being around 90 degrees- and those huge buildings 100% air conditioned.-- i am going to have to put riding in elevators in teh same catagory as california's earthquakes and new orleans mississippi level being many feet higher than the streets.... things i would just rather not do. ( these floating hotels are an absolute no-- even rowboats are questionable)
so when the power fails...... a spray bottle's fine mist does amazingly well for humans and dogs.......especially if ther eis a breeze...
volunteering and regardless of what your disability is-- there is always someone worse off you might be able to help....
case in point---- guy came here for a visit---he had several strokes- affecting one sidee pretty severely-- and he can not volunteer here on n tuesdays because it is bridge day-
-" oh you play bridge?"---
"no i hold the cards in my one good hand--- for someone who can not hold them at all."
i ask alot of people if tehy voluntteer -- and i am happy to say-- most people do something... but that guy takes the cake.... and gives me a great answer when someone says "i can't volunteer, i am disabled" .. i am not supposed to put peop le in groups- but
there is a "can't" group and a "can do but" -- you know atttacking doctors is well within my capabilities and experiences-- far too often---teh doctor gives you a diagnosis in latin -- to make it sound like they went to doctor school--- and then tells you what you can not do. i think next time i hear teh i can't.... , i may get on the band wagon.. "lets make a list of what you can do"
ok... commonly said...
**" i don't want you to work for 3 weeks"---doctors will say that to a librarian with a sore toe ... rreason??? if i don't say that and your toe gets worse you might sue me.
*** workmans comp will pay you for 17.5 days as long as they don't catch you doing what you said you can not do.."
** similarly ---teh VA-- really obscene rule "i need to be paid under teh table because if the VA finds out i am working-- i loose my benefits which i am supposed to get for teh permanent damage to me... "
so the VA is not reimbursing you for the damage it has caused -- that damage remains constant altho i might argue it is less dominant if someone works...
.... the guy holding the cards is gainfully employed regardless of how the cards are played by someone else.. ?????
i could cure 43% of teh unemployment in this country by outlawing teh expression " your call is important to us" meanwhile rescuing the rest of us from the hours spent on hold listening to dreadful sounds which could hardly be called music.
this huge problem rests somewhere between the insurance and medical professions
? how did insurance get to be a profession???
i am a non attorney spokeperson..