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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ron, AIM HIGHER!

It seems Ron may have shook the hive with his letter to the editor. I have heard people say that the FBI needs to intercede and that Ron's advocating graffiti is awful.

I understand Ron's frustrations. The only question I have is why a movement for this one cause? Why not a movement that address the real problem? Our Government.

Now I will be clear (I know the Federal Prisons are Club Meds but I still don't feel like going to one anytime soon. Maybe after I turn 60). I am not advocating a Coup. I am questioning why Ron wouldn't have.

Why not call the citizens to take the government? Why not call for a Coup d'état?

How many people would be willing to support it? Would non-resident workers aid in a Coup? Is the public at that point yet? If not, at what point do we break?

I will write more on this in my next post. I am going to research a bit more on what I can say on the blogosphere and still be covered under the basic right to freedom of speech :-)

Boycott Porky's!

PP

14 comments:

lil_hammerhead said...
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Pragmatic Plato said...

I thought at first he may have been trying to be sarcastic.

Boycott Porky's!

PP

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bradinthesand said...

i'm sure that ron m. hodges (ring a bell?) was going for something. i just don't think that he possesses enough skills to be satirical yet.

after a while i'm sure he'll get the hang of it, though.

bradinthesand said...

...and where does ron stand on the casino issue?

Pragmatic Plato said...

ahh... so this is the infamous ron m.

I still don't know him from Jack.

Boycott Porky's!

PP

Tamara said...

I went out to eat for lunch today and before I took a bite of my food, I said a little prayer and hoped to God there were no Ron M. fans working in the kitchen where I ate....

Pragmatic Plato said...

LOL :-)

Tamara,

Can you email me any insight you have into the guest worker medical provisions of the newly enacted Labor Law of 2007?

pragmaticplato@gmail.com


Boycott Porky's!

PP

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Tamara said...

PP,

I'm still doing my own Homework on how the law was written and waiting to see what type of Rules and Reg's the put out on this. Off the top of my head I can tell you this much..

Medical Insurance Section 4932 gives you 3 options. One is to self Insure...No company that I know of can afford to self insure..not even Continental self insures..health care costs are just too expensive. The second option is to obtain insurance from an Insurance Company carrying a "national rating", yet there is no definition in the law as to what “national rating” is required..could be AM Best, could be Moody's could be something else..who knows? As far as I know there is no nationally rated health Insurance provider on Saipan (although I'm still looking into this) I don't think Staywell, SelectCare etc. are nationally rated...However, I'm wondering if the company is partially underwritten by a "nationally rated" carrier would they be considered acceptable? For example, TakeCare, I understand is partially underwritten by Century Insurance and Century Insurance is rated, so does that mean TakeCare would be considered "nationally rated"???? I don't know...A national rating does not guarantee that a company will not default on its claim payments by the way. Staywell has been in business for over 20 years and they are not "Nationally rated" to my knowledge.
Option #3 seems CRAZY at best to me...Pool Insurance.. The cost, the risk factor, experience..according to the Law The Secretary of Public Health is going to promulgate the regulations to implement this section...I have heard several numbers thrown out as to how much this is going to cost each worker..$45..$50..I have no clue if that's a monthly cost, yearly, or where that figure even came from...????? So what happens if a company does not have the financial capability of option #1, and #3 and there are no "nationally rated" companies to provide coverage in the CNMI? There are still too many unanswered questions I have regarding this section...Will keep you posted on what I can find out though..

Pragmatic Plato said...

THANK YOU!

You just saved me from hours of scrounging around on the internet and through local sources to find out more information on that one point.

I will look into how the law is written and add my take in the near future.

Boycott Porky's!

PP

me said...

Is this Rod Hodges the same guy who is under investigation for selling a fake Joe DiMaggio bat on Ebay?

bradinthesand said...

ha ha ha ha ha. i totally forgot about that. yes, it's the very same ron.

how do i know? because i've had conversations with people who were screwed by him over lunch.

well, i don't think they were screwed by him over lunch. they just told me about it over lunch. nothing wrong with a little afternoon delight, though.

too funny.