Thursday, December 06, 2007

msb-0230 Back to the Ol' Grind

msb-0230 Back to the Ol' Grind


Feedback comes first, so...


I'm back.

  • driving Thursday and Friday of last week, from Jersey City, Noo Joysee to Ottawa Ontario, Canada,
  • getting stuck in one of the worst and most widespread white-outs in many a year, (both coasts of both countries were hammered by record snows and/or rains,) and then
  • driving two days back,
my wife and I are back at our apartment and looking back in relief,

("Yay!" my driving didn't leave us both lying freezing and looking like a pile of bloody broken "Q-Tips" in a ditch somewhere in between.)

I can definitely recommend "Tai Chi" breathing exercises while driving at night or on a road during a blowing snow squall while 18 wheelers are bearing down on you. They calm your ass right down and give you perspective into your driving experience.

Not to mention the two lane bridges at the border. "Jeezuss". That was "sca-ree..."

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Feed Forward comes next, so...

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Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop me an email: charles at

And I would apreciate if someone could write a review of this podcast on iTunes [ ] You can just select the link and, eventually, scroll down the iTunes page to "Customer Reviews"

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Feed Me comes third, so...

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Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

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Health insurance in these United States is no insurance at all.

The way its implemented guaranties that when you need it, it won't be there.

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Case in point, the cost of COBRA for my health policy just "tripled", from an exorbitant $400 per month to over $1,200 per month, for no particular reason.

My ex-employer is still raking in the bucks and their stock just split.

But, to look better to their investors, they are jettisoning expenses, like paying for COBRA, on their US operations. (What the heck? If employees get sick, they just fly them home to India where the poor "schmucks" are covered by the government health policy.)

And their US based counterparts are just ground up and spat out by the gummint here.

And the fiction that you can afford COBRA is just that fiction.

This no way to run a country or an economy, specially when everybody else is using fully or semi socialized medicine.

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I can no longer afford my medicines, so the drug manufacturers are biggest losers here.

I will make plans to move back to Ottawa or Montréal and the podcasts can continue from there.

On the internet there are no national boundaries.

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mdmhvonpa said...

Welcome back. When are you going to move (repatriate)?

Charles-A. Rovira said...

No time soon. :-)

But I've always got the option.

Its like Sylvia [ ] once said about growing old in America.

Its better if you can do it elsewhere...