Friday, April 25, 2008

msb-0292 An Interview With Joel Goldman,

msb-0292 An Interview With Joel Goldman.

Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!

MSBPodcast is "not" any kind of a medical podcast.

It is by and for MSers.

Its purpose is to keep us entertained, to explain our symptoms, to remark on our discoveries, and to raise the general consciousness about our disease.

The path to illness is shadowy, murky and rough strewn.

The path to wellness is lit by the lamp of knowledge.


Feedback comes first, so...

I'll be merciful and shut up because I'm actually at PodCampNYC 2.0.

I've got an interview I did on Sunday April 20, 2008 with Joel Goldman and you're getting it too...

Musically, I just couldn't make up my mind so this episode is all over the map. But whatever it was, uh, it was golden...

Rest assured, I'm only semi-insane, musically.


Oh, this must be a book episode.

The UPS guy just dropped off a book from Amazon. "Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Health and Healing" by "Loren M. Fishman & Eric L. Small" ISBN: 978-1-932603-17-0.

You'll be hearing about it when I've had a chance to review it.

---- "Golden West" by: "Reginald Clair"

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---- "The Golden Shovel" by: "Frozen Carp"

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---- "Blue and Gold" by: "Ekayani and the Healing Band"


While I'm wandering around at PodCamp NYC 2.0, you get to hear the interview I recorded with Joel Goldman who wrote "Shake Down".

---- "Lover, Ive Been Dreamin Bout a 100 Bags of Gold" by: "Al Phlipp and The Woo Team"


[If you want to hear the interview, you'll have to get the show.]

---- "Goldie Hawn" by: "Butane Variations"


I hope you enjoyed the interview.

I personally am looking forward to a lot more books about ex-FBI agent "Jack Davis".

Meanwhile, I'm wandering around PodCampNY and later eugene are going to go to R.U.B. and chow down on some Righteous Urban Barbequeue.


Did anyone catch ABC News Wednesday, the 23rd of April, 2008?

Now being at risk of being sick is a fireable offense. (Its got "nothing" to do with whether you can do your job. Its not your boss. Its not HR. Its the HMO that is supposedly working for you that's going to wave you "bye bye".)

Owning up to it is (you "know" they'll find an excuse to get rid of you [you were very good at that, weren't you?]) and "not" fessing up can land you in "jail" (and being a felon is usually grounds for dismissal.)

Smoke? You may get fired. (You certainly won't get hired, and if you lie on the entrance form, you will certainly get fired.)

Eat too much? Same crap?

Got in a car crash? Same crap?

Got high blood pressure? Diabetes? Arteriosclerosis? At risk for stroke? Maybe your parents came from the wrong friggin' country, like "France!"

Hell, you may get fired.

And then where will you be?

The same place we were in in 1970s before Nixon created this HMO crap, living with the dread certainty that a stray virus could wipe you and your family out of their savings before killing your eventually worthless asses.

---- "Tide Of Gold" by: "Frank Thewes"



mdmhvonpa said...

Sounds like the age of 'Slip and fall' workplace injuries (I'm feeling ill, time to cash out) may be upon us.

Charles-A. Rovira said...

You'd better do it before HR negotiates new "lower" rates with your HMO.

Then again, why bother? HMOs don't want to pay now or ever.

The pretend coverage they sucker you and your employer with has got nothing to do with what they actually deliver to you once you're a paid up member.

They pay people on their staff premiums for denying coverage.

You have a claim? They'll lose it. You have a copy, they'll find something else, some other way to stall you and your provider all the way until the due date for your submitting it has lapsed.

HMOs were good for Nixon.

It got his ass out of making a decision. He's dead now.

Lets make the decision because HMOs just don't work (well, not if you need medical care.)

Miss Chris said...

HMO's are ruining health care. It's a scary time when it's the insurance companies, not the doctors, dictating our care.

Charles-A. Rovira said...

HMOs are a long term failure. That's all there is to it.

They looked sort of ok or a while because instead of hitting the people (who didn't have any money) they hit the employers who had some.

But now that we're heading into yet another recession, (the third or fourth since Nixon's expedient idiocy,) nobody's got any money.

The US is either going to replace China as a self-declared third world-nation (like China is going to replace our position in the world,) where greed and graft is the modus operende or we're going to join the civilised world and create a national health care system.

The choice is that simple.

Do we want to live in a world where people care (hah hah ha ha, [no seriously]) or do we want to live in a world where our gummint at least pretends to care.