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mrmpa's Journal
mrmpa's Journal
August 31, 2012

I'm just in a pissy mood...........

That is all.

August 30, 2012

What kind of flag lapel pin was on Paul Ryan's jacket?

It appeared to have a star in the stripe area. If that's what it was, he needs to read up on flag etiquette. You do not desecrate the flag by adding adornments to it.

I mean you can see my post as trivial, however if he can't respect the emblem of the country he wants to lead, then he has no right to do it.

August 28, 2012

I am pissed at healthcare and billing practices...........

I recently had a brain MRI with and without contrast. The office where I had it done billed my insurance company over $2000. With contracted prices, etc. the insurance company will pay $489 and my responsibility is $951.

I checked the Healthcare Blue Book pricing for this procedure in my zip code and find that it is $771. This is for the procedure and interpretation.

The Blue Book shows that the pricing for an MRI without contrast is $536 and if I had one with contrast it would be $581.

I was charged three times the Blue Book fair price and which according to Blue Book Price includes the total amount for both physician (interpretation) and technical (imaging) fees. Sometimes the test will be billed in two parts but they should add up to the listed price.

I've already started my letter to the office requesting that they either resubmit the bill at the lower price, or subtract the $489 paid by insurance from the $771 leaving me with a payment due of $282. Wish me luck on that.

August 28, 2012

I saw American ingenuity at its finest tonight............

I am currently in a rental car, while mine is in the shop. I was exiting a parking lot and misjuged the curb cut. The car got stuck on top of a wall about 18" high.

I called AAA, and 2 men in separate trucks showed up. Both were about 20 years old. The first to show up, took his time sizing up the situation, and realized that one tire was not on the ground. He placed wood behind the wheel to use as a ramp. He also at ths time tried to jack the frame up off the wall, but that didn't work. After several attemps with the wedge he could not get the tire up over the wall.

The second man showed up, he got some wood, thicker placed it under the wheel, placed a chain leading from my car to the first AAA truck, both vehicles were driven in reverse & voila my car was released from its prison.

I know these guys do this sort of thing daily, but it is so nice to watch problem solving. and the result is good.

August 27, 2012

Just learned that we're becoming a blended family...........

my niece is adopting a kitten. We've all have/had dogs in our family. Never a cat before.

August 24, 2012

A direct quote from my 82 year old mother in regard to the NYC shootings.........

Mom is listening to Mayor Bloomberg and yells at him "you can get rid of the fucking soda, but you can't get rid of the god damn guns."

August 23, 2012

Akin has shut down his email............

I went to Akin's website, went to his contact link, wrote a blistering email and then found it couldn't be deliered. I think his mail must have been overrun by critics and they shut it down.

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at www.akin.org.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<[email protected]>:
This address no longer accepts mail.

August 22, 2012

Two weeks ago I asked for Good Vibes........

I had been in a car accident. I went to the ER and was found to have a concussion. The CT scan also showed that I had a meningioma (tumor) and hyperostosis.

I had an MRI last week and saw the neurologist today. What the CT showed to be the tumor, was actually a vascular problem that may lead to dementia. I'm scheduled for another MRI in 6 months.

Your vibes worked well. The problem was not as bad as was originally noted by those who read the CT scan.

August 22, 2012

God, please spare me from Paul Ryan.........

just watched a short interview he did with a local (Pittsburgh) news correspondent. According to Ryan, he's not going to stop anyone from obtaining birth control. He was asked about his "forced rape" comments in proposed laws, he said rape is rape. He doesn't want these side issues to take away from the election.

SIDE ISSUES, his proposals and policies that would limit the rights of women is not a side issue. It is the issue. If this is the way he wants to treat more than 1/2 the population of the United States, then he needs to move aside so he doesn't get stomped on by women who will vote against him.

I wanted to add that I was pissed that at a rally today he was seen waving the Terrible Towel. The Terrible Towel is a symbol of pride to Pittsburghers. The profits from every sale go to a Home and foundation for the mentally retarded. Also if Ryan knew anything about the Steelers, he would know that the owners backed President Obama and former owner Dan Rooney was appointed Ambassador to Ireland by President Obama.

August 16, 2012

I sent an alert on a post at..........

10:43 pm (PST) and at 10:43 (PST) it was voted 6-0 to hide it. I received the email at 10:43. I keep putting PST, because my clock was showing 1:43 a.m. Let's talk about swift justice.

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