A “Temporist” Teacher

Titian, Venus with a Mirror/ Venus at Her Toilette, 1555. Oil on Canvas, 124.5 x 105.5 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

As Goffen elaborates, “The Venus with a Mirror is (partly) about vision, about being seen, about reality and its reflection, and about the exaltation of beauty that is embodied in the goddess and knowable through sight.” For the men and women of the Renaissance, there existed the concept of a hierarchy of the senses, of which sight was believed to be superior. Just as the beauty of Venus is knowable only through this highest sense, Titian’s skill as a painter is apparent through sight alone.

Until I’d dreamt of the word, I’d never heard of it.

But someone sure was trying to get a message to me.

Just sharing what I found.

For what it’s worth.

Temporism Etiquette – Quotations by Typo Master, Sir Temporal.


I know nothing in the face of everything.

I’m born to this Life sharing earth water fire and air; all I can see
and touch are the elements.

The Temporist is very humble and consider the simplest thing
a real marvel.

In a figure of speech, he can envy a simple lightbulb;
for it just has to be screwd-up a little to get enlightened.

Temporists save energy, they are never always enlightened.

They don’t glow; they’re just seeking brightness through Life’s

Temporists acknowledge their relative awareness as much as
their relative consciousness, and those of others.

They respect the other’s limitations as much as they can understand their own.

There are many many Temporist teachers in this universe.

They are the cards of a deck, without face and undiscriminated.

Pick a card, any card; It’s all about playing.

Most temporist teachers are not known for telling you what you
want to hear, and consequently they’re rarely popular because
they tend to offend people on a regular basis by their mere presence
on earth.

An enlightened Temporist person doesn’t know it all.

Enlightenment simply means receiving the energy of the soul, which is beyond knowledge and ignorance.

That’s why there are so many of us.

Even enlightened Temporist people think of themselves as beginners.

They probably think of themselves as beginners more than others do,
perpetual beginners who begin again each moment because their subject
is boundless.

That does not mean they can’t acknowledge their success, in the face of others.

They just rather share it knowing it’s never entirely their own.

A Temporist teacher can show you the ways.

But no one can do it for you.

You have to take what you learn from them and go out and Live.

Life changes you, inspires you, shock you, then you die.

Everything is a miracle to a Temporist teacher, because he knows that
he knows nothing in the face of everything.

Miracle! Beauty of this world and beyond.

Scientific minds think they know why the chemicals on a match
can burst to flame, but a Temporist teacher never stops his mind on a
single interpretation.

In a few decades, Science will learn how simplistic their conceptions are.
















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92 Responses to “A “Temporist” Teacher”

  1. blessedistruth Says:

    Glad to see we’re having a tea party in Searchlight.

    Last time I drove through there, I “mooned” Harry.

    ‘Cept he wasn’t there.


  2. blessedistruth Says:

    I wish I knew that Obama cried.

    But that’s not what I see.

    He seems almost devoid of human compassion.

    It’s all about winning for him.

    The Lord will do whatever it takes to see His Plan come to fruition.

    Do not despair.

  3. blessedistruth Says:

    Obama is holding so much inside, hiding so much.

    It must be killing him.

  4. blessedistruth Says:

    But the damage that he does, it doesn’t come from there.

    It’s maniacal, as in Roman days.

    I am hardly the only Democrat that sees this.

    Within me I have such a deep love for the human spirit.

    So I have a tendency to give people the benefit of the doubt.

    So Obama is not a lost cause.

    But only he can turn himself around.

  5. blessedistruth Says:

    And in the meantime, of course, we have to fight him.

  6. blessedistruth Says:

    This is a must listen. And I do mean every second.

    UFO Coverup Shattered – USAF Hero Pilot, UFO Crash Investigator Reveals The Truth

    [audio src="http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_Willingham_030810.mp3" /]

    (I’m a just gonna keep posting this!)

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    There’s battle lines being drawn

    Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong

    Young people speaking their minds

    Getting so much resistance from behind

  10. blessedistruth Says:

    let me tell you what’s different now

    people have a reason to believe us now

    whereas they didn’t before

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    If I listened long enough to you
    I’d find a way to believe that it’s all true
    Knowing that you lied straight faced while I cried
    Still I look to find a reason to believe

    Someone like you makes it hard to live
    Without somebody else
    Someone like you makes it easy to give
    Never thinking of myself

    If I gave you time to change my mind
    I’d find a way to leave the past behind
    Knowing that you lied straight faced while I cried
    Still I look to find a reason to believe

    Someone like you makes it hard to live
    Without somebody else
    Someone like you makes it easy to give
    Never thinking of myself

    If I gave you time to change my mind
    I’d find a way to leave the past behind
    Knowing that you lied straight faced while I cried
    Still I look to find a reason to believe
    Still I look to find a reason to believe
    Still I look to find a reason to believe


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    Ode to a jailbird

    Polemical woodcut deriding Nashe as jailbird

  15. blessedistruth Says:

    What is wrong with those Venezuelans?

    We’d never, ever let it get that far here.

    Those Iranians, now they’re brave.

    Braver than I am.

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    Still a rocker at heart!





  22. blessedistruth Says:

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    “Songs From The Divided House”


  23. blessedistruth Says:

    My first concert ever. 1969 I’m guessing. I was 11 or 12.

    Or in the early seventies.

    Canned Heat, Ten Years After and I don’t remember the rest.

    Pirate’s World was fun, even in the daytime!



  24. blessedistruth Says:

    I just found out the Coyotes clinched.

    Even before the game tonight.

    So my husband won’t be shaving for a while.

    He’s going to need my help keeping his beard trimmed.

    It wouldn’t be the first time.

    I’m going to enjoy this immensely!

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    Someone actually posted something to the effect that I can’t figure out how to set the time.

    I haven’t bothered, but I’m sure I could figure it out.

    I choose to remain on RS surreal time (RSST).

  37. blessedistruth Says:

    Laughter in the Rain

    How many of you fell in love to this song?

    Now, c’mon! Admit it!


  38. blessedistruth Says:

    1975 — The Year I Graduated High School

    I still had a year to endure before I met my husband.

    I’m not complaining.

    I know I’m a lucky girl.











  39. blessedistruth Says:

    My mom and I were both big John Denver fans.

    And this song just stuck to my soul.


    Good night, good people.

  40. sisterrosetta Says:

    “This bill adds more costs, creates more taxes and will reduce Medicare viability in a more significant way.” Gregg has continually warned about the expense of health care reform. His major initiative last week was to introduce an amendment to ensure that any savings in Medicare be put back into the Medicare program and not add new entitlements. The Democratic bill, which is now law, will make significant cuts to Medicare Advantage, along with several other changes to Medicare. In total, Gregg warned that Medicare will be cut by $1 trillion once reform is fully implemented. “Medicare should not be used as a piggy bank to finance new entitlement spending and a massive expansion of government,” Gregg said in a statement. With no change, Gregg said the country will be funding new benefits and entitlements “on the backs of seniors,” who will be faced with an insolvent Medicare system.

    Do you trust Gregg or pelosi?

  41. sisterrosetta Says:

    In my original post, I wondered why these companies had not spoken out sooner, when it could have done some good. I suppose this is the answer: they know how vindictive the Democrats are. The Democrats’ reaction would have been even more hostile (and more dangerous to the companies’ well-being) if they had dared to blow the whistle on Obamacare before Congress voted.

    Power line

  42. sisterrosetta Says:

    Repubs need to be real specific about exactly which parts of obamacare can be repealed

    And be replaced with what

    Repubs can try to defund legislation

    It all comes down to how many dems lose their jobs in Nov

  43. sisterrosetta Says:

    3. Defund. Once we get the majority in both chambers, defund appropriations for the Obamacare program. The bill passed by the Congress and signed by the president is simply an authorization measure. Funds must be appropriated for it each year by Congress. Through zero funding these changes, we can cripple them before they take full effect.

    Can this be done without obamas signature?

  44. sisterrosetta Says:

    Tiahrt sent the letter to House and Senate leadership as well as the Ranking Members of House and Senate Committees. The text of the letter: This week President Obama signed a massive government takeover of our health care system into law. Already underway are many important efforts to undo the damage – including repeal, lawsuits, and defunding. I propose that we quickly begin discussions of the Appropriations strategy to prevent funding for implementation of Obamacare. This will certainly be an uphill effort, but it is a battle we must fight. In addition to all the Republican authorizing amendments that have been rejected in the past year, the Democratic Majority on the Appropriations Committee has also rejected every Republican healthcare amendment – including my amendment to strip Comparative Effectiveness Research funding in the “stimulus” bill. We have heard from our constituents, and we must continue fighting on their behalf to undo the mess Speaker Pelosi and President Obama have made in pursuing their liberal agenda. I look forward to working with you to bring our Conference’s best ideas forward throughout this year’s Appropriations markups. And I look forward to working with you to restore the lost freedoms Washington Democrats have stolen from the American People. Courtesy, Rep. Todd Tiahrt

  45. sisterrosetta Says:

    My advice to repubs

    Don’t make promises you can’t keep

    Lay out the steps necessary in a clear and methodical way

    And explain it to us

    Don’t forget most Americans favor hcr

    Pls no over the top rhetoric

    You’ll lose the middle

    Then we will be stuck with law which will bankrupt us

    And infringe upon our liberty

    Americans are not sheep

    So we all know what would happen next

    It needn’t come to that

  46. sisterrosetta Says:

    Date Presidential Approval Index Strongly Approve Strongly Disapprove Total Approve Total Disapprove 3/28/2010 -16 28% 44% 47% 53%

    Rasmussenreports obama approval

    47 to 53

    44 percent strongly disapprove!

  47. sisterrosetta Says:

    US President Barack Obama has arrived in Afghanistan on his first visit to the country since taking office

    Good for obama

    He is the cic after all

    Dejure or defacto?

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    Hcr poll

  49. blessedistruth Says:


    The mighty and miraculous Israel cannot face down jihad alone. Those who will stand against jihad and against the demonization of Judaism and Israel will be—already are—Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, secularists, and a precious handful of Muslims and ex-Muslims.

    Once again, the heroes who have been the first to stand up and sound the alarm have placed themselves at risk—have risked everything to do so. Some have been forced to flee their own safe places, even their perches of privilege. No matter. God is on their side.

    Finally, as ever, perhaps it is also time for the Jews to cry out, to pray, to celebrate Passover with all our hearts, our minds, and our souls. I hope that we try to include our blessed supporters at our tables.

    Chag Pesach Sameach to one and all.

    Phyllis Chesler

  50. blessedistruth Says:


    Overall, 46 percent of those polled said they support the changes in the new law; 50 percent oppose them.

    That is virtually identical to the pre-vote split on the proposals and similar to the divide that has existed since last summer, when the country became sharply polarized over the president’s most ambitious domestic initiative.

    At this point, more poll respondents said they are likely to oppose a lawmaker who backed the president’s health-care initiative than said they would support such a candidate (32 percent to 26 percent), with more passion again on the negative side.

    Forty percent said the health-care vote will make no difference in their decision this fall.

    (My brain isn’t working this morning. Where are Independents in this poll? For me, how Independents poll on HCR will be a key indicator of how successful Repubs will be in Nov)

  51. blessedistruth Says:

    March 24, 2010


    A CBS News poll released Wednesday finds that nearly two in three Americans want Republicans in Congress to continue to challenge parts of the health care reform bill.

    continue to challenge?


    Yes 66

    No 29

    Those are good numbers, but they must be maintained.

    My worst fear is that Repubs will overreach yet again.

    And nominate candidates too far to the right who’ll find it hard if not impossible to attract Independents.

    Pushing back this rising tide of the public sector should be priority number one.

  52. blessedistruth Says:

    Thanks for sharing.

    The music I mean.

    I’ve always said that if I can attract just one other human soul somewhere on the planet to share, I’ll keep doing this.

  53. blessedistruth Says:

    Palm Sunday

    Christians often interpret a passage from Zechariah as a prophecy which was fulfilled by the Triumphal Entry:

    Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!
    Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!
    See, your king comes to you,
    righteous and having salvation,
    gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
    I will take away the chariots from Ephraim
    and the war-horses from Jerusalem,
    and the battle bow will be broken.
    He will proclaim peace to the nations.
    His rule will extend from sea to sea
    and from the River to the ends of the earth.

    —Zechariah 9:9-10

    Matthew quotes this passage from Zechariah when narrating the story of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem.

  54. blessedistruth Says:

    I have noticed that several of the birther “old-timers” over at FR seem to be in retreat mode on that issue.

    Like this one:


    To: danamco

    Look boy. I’ve been on this issue since the beginning. I just happen to recognize a failing stragegy when I see it. You don’t even want to look at another way. Instead you choose to masturbate while listening to nutjobs like Alex Jones.

    Now go bother someone who respects you.

    158 posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 6:50:25 AM by cripplecreek

    (A bit harsh.)

  55. blessedistruth Says:

    Joan Swirsky Begs to Differ


    “I suggest to President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid that you have awakened the giant again and that this giant, made up of freedom loving Americans, is going to be coming at you from every direction you can imagine.

    Individuals and State Governments will be challenging you in the courts, and Americans will take you on in the polling places.

    In every city, town and village you will hear the voices of angry Americans and despite your best efforts we will not be silenced.

    You will hear the outcry of Americans of every race, religion, and creed and we will prevail. ”

    All of this takes time, of course…. time well spent.

    But it will take less time to revive the serious question of Obama’s very suspect eligibility to be president in the first place!

    “Forget the dispute over the ‘natural born citizen’ requirement of the U.S. Constitution for presidents,” writes Bob Unruh of WorldNetDaily.

    “Barack Obama may not even be a ‘citizen,’ according to a new filing in a long-running legal challenge to his eligibility to occupy the Oval Office.”

    If there is even one court in our land whose judge has not been threatened, intimidated, bought off or bribed, the case for Obama’s ineligibility should be tried immediately.

    If found guilty, I suspect Obama would be responsible for the greatest purchase of confetti in the history of the world!

    (As I said earlier, candidates shouldn’t touch this with a ten-foot pole. If it comes up, just say as far as you know Obama is eligible. If pressed just say all citizens have a fundamental right to question authority. But whatever you do, don’t diss the birthers! McCain is paying for that mistake right now.)

  56. blessedistruth Says:

    Gen.Blather chimes in


    To: 2ndDivisionVet

    Let’s say for a moment I don’t agree with you. For sake of argument, let’s say I’m a Demorat.

    Wouldn’t I still be interested in knowing who I had in that office?

    Wouldn’t I still be concerned that maybe he didn’t have the best interests of the country I live in at heart?

    Apparently, not.

    I know any number of Demorats who agree with him so completely that they make fun of people like me who want to know.

    What is it Alinsky taught? Polarize, belittle, humiliate, make fun of?

    Congress had to have a separate vote on McCain because he was born in Panama on a US base.

    But nobody in Congress even asked about a man who, on purpose, hid his documentation.

    What happens when Obama is out of office and the horrible truth comes out?

    What a mess we’ll have to deal with then.

    Of course, he’ll have retired to Saudi Arabia and be outside the reach of Western law.

    8 posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010 10:25:12 AM by Gen.Blather

    (Well, I dunno. Obama is hiding something. Of that I’m certain. What if that something would have made him ineligible? After Obama gets his 4 years and then the truth comes out. Will we ever know the truth? I go back and forth on that one.)

    (Probably most people reading this will cry racist or religious bigot and dismiss the birthers out of hand. Doesn’t help the cause.)

    (Does it matter? I know some of you are adamant about the Constitution. Please don’t think I don’t get that. But if McCain had won all things being equal this issue would not matter to me. But it does matter to me. I consider it one of many arrows in my quiver. Because of Obama’s ideology and because of his success. And besides I hope he has to go on the rest of his life paying exorbitant sums to keep “something” hidden. Why? For putting our nation through this. That’s why.)

  57. blessedistruth Says:

    Just posted this over at FR:

    “Several birther old-timers here at FR are keeping their powder dry.

    Oops! Now I’ll be accused of inciting violence!”

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    Starts with the tramp and Tom Waits sing in a “duet”, and builds up gradually to a fully fledged hymn.


    Tags: Gavin Bryars Tom Waits Minimalism

    Jesus’ blood never failed me yet
    never failed me yet
    Jesus’ blood never failed me yet
    this one thing i know
    that He loves me so


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    March 28, 2010


    You can click on green arrow at end of each line, I mean if you choose to.

  62. blessedistruth Says:

    Dreamland Abductee, and Radar specialist, Niara first went public via a British TV Docmenetary in the late 90s, with her identity poorly disguised.

    She is now free to talk in the open.

    She blew the whistle on events at Dreamland along with the late BillUhouse, who we also feature briefly here on this one on one interview with Niara.

    She was badly abused by her military guards, in front of top military and ET witnesses.

    With the help of Budd Hopkins, Niara was able to start making sense of her life, which she now recalls for this BASES 2 Suppliment.

    The late Bill Uhouse gave is only invision interview, to Miles Johnston, which is availble on Bases 2 Take 2 Part 5.

    With thanks to Bruce Burgess of Transmedia productions, and SKY TV in London, for getting the first Dreamland documentary made in 1997.

    Interviewed at the International UFO Congress IUFOC in 2010.

    Interviewed by Miles Johnston for researchers with Undergroundvideouk

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    Southwest Light and Learning Center continues its Alternative Monthly Movie series on Sunday, March 21, with the showing of a presentation from the recent UFO Congress in Laughlin, Nev.

    The film is titled: “Melinda Leslie & Niara Isley: The Reality of Government-Sponsored Covert Ops Abduction Experiences,” and begins at 3 p.m. at the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Park Avenue and North Pagosa Boulevard).

    Niara Isley, from Durango, will be present to answer questions and participate in discussion. Niara’s moving presentation in Laughlin received a standing ovation.

    A potluck will follow the movie for those who wish to stay.

    You can have your MILABS and your potluck, too!

  65. blessedistruth Says:

    Check this out!

    Under Obamacare, will we have to subsidize medical marijuana?!

    Qualifying Conditions

    If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may be eligible to use medicianal marijuana under Colorado state law:


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    1975 (cont’d.)











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    Fight the PTB!


  69. sisterrosetta Says:

    47% 52%

    03 29 10

    Rasmussenreports obama approval

  70. sisterrosetta Says:

    The Sunlight Foundation in Washington, D.C., reported that Costello and five other anti-abortion representatives who were part of the so-called “Stupak 11” requested more than $4.7 billion in earmarks for the fiscal year 2011 federal budget. The nonpartisan and nonprofit organization also reported that these 11 anti-abortion legislators — who include and are named for fellow Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan — were targeted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats because the 11 House members threatened to vote against the health care bill if it included coverage for abortions

  71. sisterrosetta Says:

    From the brother of a good friend.who was on the ground in Afghanistan when obama got off helicopter

    He waved and walked past the military personnel

    He didn’t stop to shake their hands

    It did not sit well with the troops

    Obama should fire his handlers

    And he should get a clue

    Still I’m glad he went

  72. sisterrosetta Says:

    “It has been a fiscal train wreck,” Cahill wrote in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Without federal assistance, “Massachusetts would be broke.” The independent candidate for governor said the state’s commitment to provide health insurance for all its citizens has cost more than anyone imagined. Advocates told taxpayers that universal coverage would cost them $88 million a year, but in the first four years, the total tab was $4 billion, Cahill said. As the nation looks to Massachusetts as a model for health-care reform, Cahill is distinguishing himself as a whisteblower on what he consideres to be a financially-disastrous plan. “As lawmakers push for changes in the bill, they should start by being honest about its costs and focus on making health care more affordable without bankrupting the country,” he wrote

    I saw this gentleman being interviewed

    He said they were going to fix romneycare

    If they can in fact figure out how to do that

    Maybe they can help us fix obamacare

  73. sisterrosetta Says:

    over the next 20 years (2007-2027) growth in real potential GDP will be 2.4 percent (the same as in 2000-07), growth in total economy labor productivity will be 1.7 percent, and growth in the more familiar concept of NFPB sector labor productivity will be 2.05 percent. The implied forecast 1.50 percent growth rate of per-capita real GDP falls far short of the historical achievement of 2.17 percent between 1929 and 2007 and represents the slowest growth of the measured American standard of living over any two-decade interval recorded since the inauguration of George Washington. Me: There is no more basic political and economic issue than a nation’s standard of living. If  Gordon is right, this will dominate US politics as another sign of American decline.

    James pethokoukis

  74. sisterrosetta Says:


    I knew Mr pethokoukis would have something on the coming vat attack this morning

    I just knew it!

  75. blessedistruth Says:

    Speaking of a VAT

    America has fallen into a “vat” of red ink. The financial crisis and recession have darkened the country’s long-term fiscal outlook.


    Paul Ryan’s Express

    A congressman with a presidential-level agenda.


    Obama, White House budget chief Peter Orszag, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Chris Van Hollen have all attacked Ryan’s proposal as hurting the elderly.

    So has the Democratic National Committee and the White House-friendly media.

    In his latest column, Time magazine’s Joe Klein writes that the Roadmap is “an all-out assault on the financial security of the nation’s most devout voters.”

    The Washington Post’s domestic policy blogger wrote last week that “Ryan’s budget proposes reforms that are nothing short of violent.”

    Not so.

    Ryan preserves the current entitlement system for everyone over the age of 55.

    Nor do the critics mention that the only way to avoid a fiscal crisis decades from now is by

    means-testing benefits,

    raising the retirement age, and otherwise

    reducing the government’s future obligations.

    *** The alternative is insolvency and “austerity plans” imposed by the IMF. ***

    Liberals accuse Ryan of cutting future Medicare benefits.

    True enough—but they’re missing the point.

    “Any reform would do that,” he says.

    “They want to do it by a government monopoly and rationing.

    We attack the root cause of health care inflation by introducing free-market mechanisms into the system.”

    Ryan’s political problem is that he’s a congressman with a presidential-level agenda.

    (Sounds like Paul Ryan and Regina Herzlinger would agree on a lot.)

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    Paul Ryan on MSNBC: This is the rule of man, not the rule of law

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    Regina Herzlinger


    Regina Herzlinger is a professor at the Harvard Business School, who points out health care accounts for one sixth of the nation’s economic output, but believes ‘Obama Care” (the public plan) is not the answer.

    She is crusading against “ObamaCare,” which has inched its way through the House Congress, because, ” a public takeover of the system will only make things worse for the average citizen.”

    For those who like the English “single payer” system, I believe you should think again.

    Herzlinger argues that system only provides half the care for victims of end-stage renal disease as does the U.S.

    “The United Kingdom spends less, but gets less,” she said.

    So what can be done to “fix the system?”

    Herzlinger suggests a tax system change so employed enrollees understand their income funds the purchase of health benefits.

    In other words, money spent on health care should be tax free.

    In addition she believes employers who buy health insurance for their employees should give the money for that insurance to the employee (tax free) and let them buy their own insurance.

    She likes the idea of having insurance companies “compete” to win customers by offering more value for the money paid.

    For those that need constant care she suggests a “pool” created by health insurance companies to cover victims of chronic diseases and disabilities.

    These are suggestions from a college professor who has spent a lot of time investigating the system.

    Whether these ideas are acceptable to private providers is another question.

    “Reinvigorating the relationship between supply and demand is the only health-care reform that will avert the economic disaster that otherwise awaits us,” Herzlinger concludes.

    Waiting in the wings is “Obama Care,” which is getting a lot of play in the press these days.

    Before Congress acts, the plan should have to compared to plans currently available through the private sector and studied by doctors, hospitals and other providers to see it compares to present private policies.

    This issue is a long ways from being settled, but the public needs to educate itself on the issue because of its complexities.

    Can the private sector provide proper insurance coverage that can beat a government plan?

    We need an honest answer to this question before Congress takes any action on health care.

    (I sure hope the Repubs are smart enough to talk to Regina Herzlinger on how exactly Obamacare can be fixed. I worry they’re not that smart.)

  79. blessedistruth Says:

    I was criticized just prior to the Christmas Eve vote in the Senate.

    The Dems had 60 votes, I knew they were going to pass something.

    I thought we should thank our lucky stars there was no public “option” in the Senate bill.

    I was told I was naïve, that the Dems just wanted to get their foot through the door.

    And that somewhere down the line, the fiscal mess we’re already in will get that much messier.

    And more severe measures will be called for, like a public “option.” Like single-payer.

    All that and more may be true.

    Where I differ from my friends is that I do want universal coverage. And in order to achieve that goal a “strong” individual mandate is a necessity.

    But any individual mandate, whether it’s strong or weak, is un-American.

    Americans must choose to participate. And I do believe many will.

    RomneyCare has a “soft” individual mandate.

    I’m not sure what that means. I don’t have a good answer on this one.

    Then Scott Brown won in Massachusetts. We all thought that was a game changer.

    But it turned out not to be.

    Truth be told, the House had every right to pass the Senate bill “as is.”

    But when the Dems decided to go for reconciliation on the fix-it bill, that’s when they crossed the Rubicon.

    What should have happened?

    The Senate bill and the House bill should have gone to conference.

    Any conference report would have faced a 60-vote threshold in the Senate.

    And we would have ended up with a much better bill, and a much less bitter populace.

    So what now?

    Only the small-brained would believe Pelosi’s utterances about ObamaCare being fiscally responsible.

    So I hope the right doesn’t blow this.

    Please remain calm and don’t go off the deep end.

    Listen to Paul Ryan. Listen to Regina Herzlinger. Listen to Judd Gregg.

    And other experts on health care reform who must guide us now on the best path forward.

    Most importantly, please nominate candidates who can win.

    We have the middle and we must hold on to it.

    Yes, that squishy middle that so many of you abhor.

    This is the group that elected Obama.

    And this very same group is the only one which can save us from the worst excesses of ObamaCare.

    Blessed Is Truth

  80. blessedistruth Says:


    Made some changes.


  81. blessedistruth Says:

    song Says:

    March 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm |

    I agree with your dream
    nature shows that life is both static and fluid and even then, beyond that, where creation is..

    good dream when a person is troubled by things

    life loves you huh?


    song, I just saw this.

    your words lift me up

    “Jesus loves the little children of the world.”


  82. blessedistruth Says:

    When you have loved enough, your Creator will be there with you.

    “You Have Loved Enough”

    I said I’d be your lover.
    You laughed at what I said.
    I lost my job forever.
    I was counted with the dead.

    I swept the marble chambers,
    But you sent me down below.
    You kept me from believing
    Until you let me know:

    That I am not the one who loves –
    It’s love that seizes me.
    When hatred with his package comes,
    You forbid delivery.

    And when the hunger for your touch
    Rises from the hunger,
    You whisper, “You have loved enough,
    Now let me be the Lover.”

    I swept the marble chambers,
    But you sent me down below.
    You kept me from believing
    Until you let me know:

    That I am not the one who loves –
    It’s love that chooses me.
    When hatred with his package comes,
    You forbid delivery.

    And when the hunger for your touch
    Rises from the hunger . . .

  83. blessedistruth Says:


  84. blessedistruth Says:

    “Please don’t ask how many times I found you / Standing wet and naked in the garden!”

    Favorite Album Sides (cont’d.)

    Joe Cocker: Joe Cocker – Original A&M Pressing

    Joe Cocker! is a 1969 album by Joe Cocker, his second.

    The band assemled for this album included; Leon Russell and Cocker’s own grease band consisting of Chris Stainton, Henry McCullough, Bruce Rowland, Alan Spenner and Paul Humphries.

    In the liner notes it states that Eric Clapton while listening to the finished product told producer Cordell “Oh man, this is a hit, this is a real hit”.

    Indeed it was a hit, and the finest studio album Joe Cocker has ever put out.

    “Joe Cocker!” is also one of the greatest rock albums of alltime.”

    Side A:

    1.Dear Landlord
    02. Bird On A Wire
    03. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
    04. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
    05. Hitchcock Railway

    Side B:

    06. That’s Your Business
    07. Something
    08. Delta Lady
    09. Hello, Little Friend
    10. Darling Be Home Soon






  85. blessedistruth Says:

    I have to share this story with you.

    About Joe Cocker’s cover of Darlin Be Home Soon.

    I won’t tell you the story now of when our daughter was only 16 and I introduced her to her future husband.

    She was almost 17 and over a year later when she was 18 they started dating.

    One of those first nights when he was over.

    We lived in the old farmhouse in Bohemia and the 3 of us were listening to this album.

    It was the middle of the night, and I wonder what he must have thought when mother and daughter were dancing around the kitchen to this song like a couple of schoolgirls.

    You can imagine my joy when years later they chose this as their wedding song.

    They were married in Old Stony Brook on the Washington Spy Trail.

    And even though George got around, he never slept there.

    That’s where the British slept.


  86. blessedistruth Says:

    Here’s the original recording which was on the 1969 album.


  87. blessedistruth Says:

    Let It Be, For Now

    We’ll come out stronger on the other side of this


  88. blessedistruth Says:

    dawdled and toddled

    What a great rhyme!

    “I couldn’t bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdled

    My darling be home soon

    It’s not just these few hours but I’ve been waiting since you toddled”


  89. blessedistruth Says:

    I never knew “Darlin’ Be Home Soon” came from this soundtrack.

  90. blessedistruth Says:

    More Like This:


  91. blessedistruth Says:

    Original Soundtrack Cover

  92. blessedistruth Says:

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