Wise, Good and Honest

Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Marriage and Family Ideals

The best environment for a child is the one where he is raised by his biological mother and father who are joined together in marriage. 
When a couple adopts, they give the best alternative to an already broken household where a child can't be raised by his biological parents. When a couple with an infertile man goes to a sperm bank, they create a broken household because they are, by design, taking a child away from his biological father. 
Adoption endeavors to fix brokenness. Sperm donation creates it. 
-Hans Fiene
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Why the ObamaCare Replacement Act, S. 222 is better than ObamaCare

I posted "Support the ObamaCare Replacement Act, S. 222" on FB. One of my FB friends asked me, why I thought it was better than ObamaCare.

Here was my response:

I believe that allowing a marketplace is the best option for all people. One thing Rand mentions in this video is changing the part of Obamacare that does not allow inexpensive plans . It also does not allow large contributions to HSA accounts.

https://youtu.be/QUXAwFfXpTg?t=1m36s

Here are some changes that did not exist before Obamacare.

1 - Allowing insurance to be sold across state lines will increase competition.
2 - Making it easier to allow individuals to associate and buy insurance as a group. Insurance was connected as an employer benefit to get around salary and wage restrictions the government created around WWII. As we break this association, more individuals will be able to get insurance. Insuring as a group will reduce the risk of insurers.
3 - Allowing much larger contributions to HSAs will allow the selling of plans with much larger deductibles. If you have $5,000 in a HSA, then you can afford a plan with at least a $5,000 deductible. As more people do this, there becomes a market force on the costs of health care providers. Consumers will know the true cost of their care and will be able to shop for what they need.

Some other details from the plan. ("Rand Paul pushes GOP to act on Obamacare by unveiling a replacement plan", CNN, 25 Jan 2017, YouTube)
- "tax credit of up to $5,000 per person to use toward the establishment of a Health Savings Account"

Details from Rand Paul
- Allow individuals to exclude their premiums just like those who get their insurance from their employers
- "Removes the maximum allowable annual contribution, so that individuals may make
unlimited contributions to an HSA."

Questions that truly reveal someone’s personality and capabilities

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Music of a People Who will not be Slaves Again



LES MISERABLES CAST LYRICS (AzLyrics)
"Do You Hear The People Sing?"

[Enjolras:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

[Combeferre:]
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?

[Courfeyrac:]
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

[All:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

[Feuilly:]
Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

[All:]
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes


Monday, January 9, 2017

Year Two of Solar

2016 was our second year having our solar panels. The main reason we generated more this year was our inverters would shut off if we generated too much electricity at a time. We got new inverters before the summer of 2016.


The amount of 2015 was 20,996.14 kWh