Wednesday, October 02, 2013


While Healthcare will never be "FREE" in the strictest sense of the word, it is possible to greatly simplify the way it is provided. We need a system which is able to respond to all citizens! One which can meet everyone's needs - equally. There should be no deductible, no out-of-pocket, and no monthly payment to any business - no boundaries which define (and exclude): persons with pre-existing conditions! The cost should covered as part of taxation (not unlike military spending)... scaled to one's ability to pay (and amortized across the whole of society). I suggest that we KEEP the current "ACA" plan, as a starting point. That plan should evolve (in stages) towards the goal of the total elimination of "for-profit" healthcare businesses! Ask yourselves: "What portion of every DOLLAR paid-in (including: one's deductible, plus all monthly payments) goes straight to greedy SHAREHOLDERS, the fat-cat EXECS, the INFLATED PRICES for med-products, and the INFLATED PRICES for all med-services?" How affordable is a "service or product" which tags-on huge profit-margins - FIRST! The "Affordable Health Care Act" is NOT the problem. Greedy, for-profit healthcare companies (including all pharma companies) are at the root of the upwards-spiraling costs! We need a national, not-for-profit healthcare system! Everything at cost! Costs would remain competitive (and monitored). There would be no shareholders, no fat-cat execs, no pharma rip-offs! Let us work towards having a system inside of which - health and care - are the sole rulers by which success is measured, not MONEY (profits)! How much HEALTH, and how much CARE will there be - when, it is in the vested, "best-interests" of the for-profit provider company - to keep people, SICK - and (not) CARE ?!?! If we can keep America's MILITARY strong, why can't we keep the People healthy (and fed)? Are we no longer. "For the People, by the People"? We are not! And therein lies the rub... take the MONEY out of POLITICS!

Friday, September 20, 2013

"The (light the night) Dream"

As darkness enters, she seeks every beam of light,
And chases dreams - and stars, of rays sublime.
Which shine thru silken folds - the robe of night,
Draped like a veil, to surround her sacred shrine.

When day dawns, she breathes-in a meadow's sweet,
Tempted, she lingers within her house of grays 'n clay,
But o'r the threshold slumber passes, the Sun to meet.
To throw-open shutters, arisen - letting-in the day.

The darkest mornings - oft weighted by grief or cares,
Await - many a dulled desire, a wish, a foolish whim.
Some bend o’er her shoulders, she reveals those wares,
Upon an unwashed table - or window-sill, just as dim.

She looks back at time, through fixated eyes...
Which ne'r gazed upon as many moonlit flowers.
Amid forgotten deeds or long-silent, sullen cries...
Counting-out a tin-silver tale - of the waning hours.

Above her shrine of life, no curtain fell,
For a good man may enter, the unlocked gate.
Tho' only one may find refuge inside those walls,
A tenuous prison - of lost loves, or new-found hate.

Twilight returns and subdues her lonesome abode,
Again, she barred the door, latched shutters fast,
She scurried down her shadowy, forlorn road,
To sleep - another celestial dream, alone - at last!

Copyright ©2013 - Robert C. Kuhmann - All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

"The reign of deceit..."

All who engage a "flight from truth", embrace a "reign of deceit".

"A burn in Hell?"

Wouldn't this poor ol' world be a - BETTER PLACE - if we didn't have to put up with the folks who are, "Hell-bent on bending all things Heavenly - into something more akin to a burn in Hell"?

Doing "the right thing"!

Let's talk about doing "the right thing". Initiative is doing "T.R.T." without being told. Standing by the truth is doing TRT (always, the right thing). Preserve the lands and the seas, and all forms of life - deep inside, individually, we know that such will always be a doing of TRT. Doing TRT for your child shouldn't require pain and soul-searching, it requires doing. If we're going to do it (whatever "it" is), let us do TRT. Nobody really thinks that they're evil or bad, they think that they're - doing TRT. By opposing GMO's (an ethical and environmental decision) we decide to do TRT. Do TRT, but the most important thing - is to let people know, you are doing TRT. By doing TRT, at the right time, at the right place - when people truly need help - is also for the right reason. Ethics are not necessarily aligned with being law-abiding - the moral path, is doing TRT. Most people don't intend to cause harm - they do harm by doing TRT (in their mind only). Doing TRT for someone else is like a tonic - a magic ointment that makes a wound disappear. Real integrity is doing TRT, knowing (also) that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not. Doing TRT for (American born) immigrants, is to provide a chance to live and work - free from the fear (of deportation). When people just sit around talking about, "Peace" - (instead of) doing TRT - men, women and children are going to die. Eating healthy, is doing TRT for one's body. And it's not something a body has to do 365 days a year, but that one does 28-31 days per month. Character: is doing TRT when nobody's looking. Doing "the right thing" (TRT) has power. Do TRT every day of your life! Not everyone will like you for doing it.