Tit for Tat a phrase derived from a 1556 English term “Tip for Tap”, a phrase used to describe “blow for blow” the 1935 movie “Tit for Tat” staring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch demonstrates this to a Tee. Our friend, Gary Loggins could possibly give a better description of this movie than I.
The Twitter feeds have been exploding since Congressman John Lewis whom most of know as an iconic leader in Civil Right Movements stated that the President-Elect is not a legitimate President. This is a day where we are supposed to be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr march for Freedom for all, putting a stop of hanging, torturing, segregation, burning, bulling and plain pissing on a person rights cause of their skin color. Instead, we get Tit for Tat tweet storms that is not solving anything.
When will we as a society learn from our past mistakes? “you punch me in the eye, I will punch you in the groin.” This appears to be the main stream these days. Kind of makes one fear the “Finger on the button”.
Sometimes, this scribe forgets that we are dealing with a person that retaliates anyone that does not agree with him and get inline like good little sheep should. After all, sheep are very easy to silence than larger animals.
Time for some levity.
To night Deb’s niece is celebrating her “Sweet 16th” and had to wait to make this post for the cable company was down for almost the entire Midwest section along with their phone system. I had to find their forum to find out it others were having problems as well. (yes, I had to use data on the cell phone)
Recently Deb’s nephew came over and we got to talking about health insurance and the amount that he would have to pay through the company he works for if he were not on his Dad’s plan. I was alarmed, did some research and found some reasons as to why Americans pay through the nose.
I am no expert to say the least, but I do know how to research and find answers. I have always had my own theories like most of us do. for instance, CEO salary, most of us have seen some of their annual salary in various part of the Internet realm, media and so on.
In 2015, Expedia’s CEO made $94.6 million; Viacom’s CEO made $54.1 million. Expedia’s stock price increased 47 percent; Viacom’s lost 42 percent. Even with Expedia’s price increase, Sarah Gavin, their spokeswoman exudes, “This is a great example of a pay-for-performance CEO compensation plan.” Really, Sarah? Has the concept of ‘limit’ or ‘semi-reasonable’ ever occurred to you, or Expedia’s and other S&P 500 companies’ Boards?
Some very high wages, this part of article states, this is a great example of a pay-for-performance CEO compensation plan, kind of makes one sick knowing that some of these people receive so much when most are corrupt. Most of us know it is the job of the CEO to make the company profitable and produce revenue for his bosses the Share Holders.
https://michaelathonyrios.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/wells-fargo-again/ Enough of my rant on that.
This other excerpt comes from the Consumer Reports.
And if you’re wondering why you can’t get ahead financially, blame it on the fact that health care is eating your raises. Since 2000, incomes have barely kept up with inflation and insurance premiums have more than doubled. The average employer family health plan that cost companies $6,438 per staffer in 2000 shot up to $16,351 by 2013. That’s money that could have gone into your paycheck but didn’t because your employer had to spend it on your health insurance instead.
The kicker: We don’t get much for our money. In a 2013 Commonwealth Fund study of 11 developed countries’ health care systems, the U.S. ranked fifth in quality and worst for infant mortality. We also did the worst job of preventing deaths from treatable conditions, such as strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain treatable cancers. (See graph, below).
It would be nice to say that high prices are a bug of our medical system. But they’re a feature. They’re part of a choice we’ve made.
And for a very informative video by Vlogbrothers.
No wonder we pay through the nose on premiums and such. It almost paints a bleak picture of what the future will bestow upon us.
Let me hear your thoughts.
A bit extreme I do believe.
Into the new year and will see more job cuts so that companies can be more profitable- at least they waited till after the holidays.
The Megyn Kelly story is about best laid plans going awry — ironically awry. (Michael Wolff27 mins ago)
She bargained to be the biggest voice of the dominant news channel in America — and, as well, the best paid on-air personality in the history of television news. Instead, she’s become merely a contender among the knives-out egos in the contested (and ever dwindling) territory of network news—and at a steep discount to the brass-ring salary she might have had.
Wells Fargo, Black Brokers Settle Discrimination Suit for $35.5M
“Defendant [Wells Fargo] has agreed to revise its policies and practices and to take action designed to enhance opportunities for employment, earnings, and advancement of African-American FAs and trainees,” Bish added.
As one reader stated, “What a ride”
I need to make a very big sigh first of all because my 2016, is one of my best years despite all the setbacks i encountered. Where do i start from?
January 2016 – I was through with my Masters coursework, just my thesis left, i made the decision to move back to Lagos again so i could get one of those broadband modems with 50gb monthly allocation at a lower rate compared to the major players. Too much data you think? Trust me not enough, and i never download movies, #Fact. I love going to the cinema to watch them, mostly alone. Haha.
Picture of me taken in February
February 2016 – I found myself working (got the job around Jan 10th), additional good pay i thought, of course i was excited, commuting 2 hours to and fro because i was yet to get an apartment. Towards the end, i…
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