Eternity Embraces Patrick Swayze, Rest in Peace!

A few artists have transcended the act of artistry to which their legacy will always be remembered, while many would simply fade away into eternity without ever achieving a status of a legitimate legacy, like most of us, for which they will always be remembered. And, Patrick Swayze is one of those who will always be remembered, his unblemished legacy will live on, forever.

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

 It’s rather a bad feeling for someone to come into this world, and leave as though you were never here. The dash between the year of your birth and the year of your death will represent everything that you were or did while you were alive on earth, and that could be your legacy, for what you will always be remembered, or may be not. May be you will simply fade away and no one will even remember or want to remember you. And this would depend on what you did while you were alive, because your legacy will mean how some people may want to remember you, while some may simply feel the relief that you’re finally gone.

How would you want to be remembered, as a villan or a beloved son or daughter, father or mother, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, how would you want your history to be written?

Show your sympathy, honor, post and share condolences and eulogies, and pay tribute to Patrick Swayze on his unofficial Wrisen profile on Facebook. Rest in Peace, Patrick Swayze, you left too early too soon, my condolences to your wife Lisa and family.


Economic 101 for the Health Care Reform With a Public Option

Having a Government’s Healthcare with a Public Option as proposed by President Obama will likely cause to bring down and lower your monthly health insurance premium to as little as $25 a month for a full healthcare coverage including dental.

This is how it will work. As it has been reported (see that the premium cost for the proposed Government’s Healthcare with a Public Option will be about 10% – 20% less than the monthly premium fees that you currently pay each month, for your private health insurance coverage.

Currently, private insurance companies charge high premium fees as driven by their need for profit. They do so because they simply have no competition which can help reduce their premium fees and improve your health care needs and benefits. However, with the proposed Health Care Reform with a Public Option, it will help create competition for the health insurance companies, and that’s the only way that health insurance companies may reduce your monthly premium.

Let’s say you currently pay about $165 a month for your health insurance, not including your dental plan, and the proposed Government’s Public Option is 10% less than what you pay now. In order for health insurance companies to continue growing and retaining customers, they will try to match the Government’s Public Option premium fees. And as health insurance companies lower their premium fees, so will the government’s public option.

This graph image is from an unlikely source as noted, but it hits the point

I copied this graph image from an unlikely source as noted, but it hits the point that I'm defining.

The Government’s Public Option premium fees will keep going down as private health insurance companies try to match the government’s public option, until the price comes down to a neutrality (equilibrium) level, where the costs of your healthcare equals your healthcare benefits.

In the end, you may end up paying as little as $25 each month, in health insurance premium, for quality healthcare, and if you end up getting sick, for whatever the case might be, you’ll never have to suffer because of additional out of pocket money you would need to pay for your medical care. And you certainly won’t have to go broke just because you’re sick, and you won’t have to hurt or even die, just because you don’t have health insurance.

You will also have a chance to switch to any healthcare insurance coverage without ever losing your current healthcare benefits. And your existing medical needs or illness will not be the case for any insurance company to deny you the coverage you need just because of your existing illness.

As we all know, that 30% of every dollar you spend on your healthcare premium is spent on medical administrative costs, and probably about 40% of every dollar you spend is spent towards the salaries and wages for the doctors and medical professionals, and only about 30% of every dollar you spend on your health insurance goes towards your medical needs. What the proposed healthcare reform with public option will do is make medical care providers to reduce their excessive costs and give you more healthcare benefits, as they too will have to compete for your business, because the government public option will give you more choices and options to where you go to get treatment for your healthcare needs.

And as the President outlined it last night in his speech, whether you are self employed, business owner or have your own health insurance coverage with whomever you have previously chosen, the proposed Healthcare Reform with Public Option will not make you give up your current health insurance coverage. You can keep what you already have or shop for a better health insurance coverage since health insurance premiums will severely go down. This basically gives you more choices and better options of what you do with your own healthcare needs.

America is becoming polarized so much that loyalty to one’s political affiliation is so important and more relevant than the general needs for the Americans. Even if a certain issue may cause potential danger or even death, party loyalties may not even care if the solution was initiated by the opposite isle of the chamber. And the public elected officials in Washington always seem to forget why or how they got there in the first place, but they are not thinking that there comes a time when the consumers will once again have a chance to decide who to send to Washington, someone who can honestly work on their behalf, and not on the behalf of special interests and lobbyists.

Just because a certain bill, which may be deemed to actually benefit the consumers was initialed by a member of a political party doesn’t mean that the opposite party members shouldn’t support it, just because they feel too loyal and too good for their own party.

Sometimes putting political party differences aside and focusing on what the American people actually need may serve best for everyone, even those who feel otherwise. Just because you feel like you are well off or if a certain issue doesn’t affect you or benefit you, that doesn’t mean that everyone else feels the same.

The majority of people are not as well off as what you are, thus sometimes we just need to think about how or what other people are going through, and show them more compassion as much as you’d want them to show you.

Should Rep. Joe Wilson Resign from the U.S. Congress?

While President Obama was delivering his most anticipated speech last night for his proposed Healthcare Reform, Rep. Joe Wilson (R. South Carolina) rudely shouted; “You lie” ( to Obama during the speech, to which Obama shockingly paused and looked unpleasant to the Republican isle where the disruptive sound came from, and simultaneously, the whole House mumbled and booed in disagreement of the heckler, Rep. Joe Wilson.

Joe WilsonThis is similar to what we have seen in the last few months during the town hall meetings on the proposed healthcare reform, but most of the hecklers were general constituents who were concerned about their healthcare. However, for someone, who was elected in the office by his constituents to represent them in Washington, but caused to demonstrate such an ignorant and ill-fitted attitude of disrespectful during the speech by the President of the United States, that just shows how low Rep. Wilson is willing to go, into the garbage drain.

No matter who the President of the United States could be, either a Republican or Democrat, and or whether it’s Rep. Wilson’s rightful freedom of speech or what, as a citizen, there comes time for complete civility and respect for the Presidency of the United States, especially when they are congregated in the Chamber of the United States’ Capitol Hill, where civility and respect should sometimes perceive our political and ideological differences, especially during these hard times.

Yes, this is not much similar or even close to what goes on in the House of Commons in the UK, but there comes time for us to bear a good example and witness, not just for us, as decision makers and adults, but mostly for our children, who look up to us.

Regardless whether Rep. Joe Wilson has issued an apology and that Obama and the House of Representatives on both side of the isle have accepted his apology, this statement calls for Rep. Joe Wilson to resign immediately from his elected office. His rudeness and disrespectful behaviors are no different from that of Van Jones, who resigned last weekend as an Adviser to President Obama.

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A Very Sad Day for John Travolta: Actors’ Son Jett Travolta Dies at 16

Children anywhere, are not supposed to die at this young age, specifically from a disease, an epileptic seizure, especially in some of the countries with the best medical facilities. It’s very sad, very, very very sad, for any parent to lose a child, anywhere.

I was traveling yesterday and wasn’t able to keep up or check the news, and today Saturday, I woke up late, at 7:00 am EST, and as usual, I logged onto and BBC News, for my daily breakfast news and current events, and my eyes suddenly have gotten wet, my heart feels sad, as I read the headline news that John Travolta’s 16 year old son, Jett Travolta, died of seizure while vacationing in the Bahamas.

No parent anywhere should go through that, especially that its cause is a disease. It’s already the worst feelings for any one to lose his or her loved one by any cause, but when it’s a teenage child, it’s devastating. As a parent, you hope and expect that your children will be grow up happy, healthy, and grow older, but when a child dies, it’s very sad.

Just imagine the parents and childrent in Darfur, where death has become a common daily thing; and the cause is man made.

My heart and prayers go out to the Travolta’s family.


The Most, Very Unique Invention Idea to Make Billions, Only for You?

In today’s competitive global economy, it’s all about finding your niche’. Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve Jobs (Apple), Google (Page & Brin), and many other entrepreneurs have magnificently excelled at doing this very same thing, they found their niche’, which they have and continue to exploit while making tons of money. You can also find your niche and proprietarily develop it, market it globally, and make a fortune.

However, in this age, it’s nearly impossible for you to come up with a completely unique invention to capitalize on it. Because, nearly every unique invention that you could come up with, has already been invented by someone else.

Here is the best news for you, but only if you hurry and grab this idea now. This was an idea proposed by my Evolutionary Biology professor, Dr. Taylor, at the Ohio State University.

The idea is; most of us know that most amphibians, such as Frogs, lay their unshelled eggs in shallow water. Their mating process is unique too; the male frog grabs the female frog from behind, and then the female frog squirts out the eggs, lots of them, and all the eggs are sprouted in the water, no nest, just wrapped up in a clear jelly like liquid that keeps the eggs together.

Since their eggs remain alone, unguarded and unprotected, they usually become a meal for most other amphibians. The result is the decrease in their species growth, for such as frogs and other amphibians, which may eventually extinct, as their population continue to evaporate due to slow reproduction.

Now, imagine if you come up with a new invention, an invention that can help amphibians lay their eggs better, protect them, and eventually cause their reproduction to increase. Not only that you’ll make gazillions, but you will also help save most of the amphibian species.

Well, hurry up, and grab this new great invention idea. And when you successfully develop it, please don’t forget me.

The Daring Power of Honesty

Every one of us, anywhere, are all in need of something, we are all competing for resources, to make a living, to survive, and whatever it is that we may want, we can only get it from each other, if we are completely straight forward with one another.

In order to successfully make it in this competitive market, in this crowded global economy, where everyone is doing everything he or she best can to better him or herself in order to best compete, there is only one thing you need to do to effectively get what you want; and that’s to gain the trust of everyone, known or unknown to you. And you can only gain their trust, if people get to know you, and the best thing to do for people to get to know you, is to properly introduce yourself to them, let them get to know you first, and be honest and straight forward with them. Your resume or link to your blog or web profile is the first best start for anyone to get to know you best. You don’t need to have a long resume or years of experience in your specialty, all you need is charisma, straightforwardness, and passion for what you want to do, and with that, you can almost get whatever you want from anyone.

Barrack Obama spent a few years in Chicago as a community organizer, then the state senate, and the only people who knew him then were the people of Chicago and the surrounding areas, but most of us elsewhere only came to get to know him the first time, when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. When he stepped and spoke on that podium, on that stage, he displayed something that most of us are lacking; passion, enthusiasm, courage to dare, straightforwardness, and most of all, charisma and ambition. He looked very young then, but he was full of charismatic and passion. He spoke daringly the truth, he let people know who he is and what he stands for, and what he wants and hopes for, and most people listened. And look where he is now four years later.

No matter where you go, no matter whom you speak to or ask for anything, if they can look at you, and gain your trust based on your pitch, based on your personal information, based on your honesty, then you can almost have anyone listen to you and do whatever you want them to do. But if you come out like some schmuck from somewhere, lacking any of the stated above, then you can’t get anything from anyone, unless from the stupid ones, and there’re no more stupid ones out there.

Look, we all make mistakes, but the best education is not to keep doing the same mistakes over and over. So, don’t dwell on the mistakes you’ve made in the past, move on, do what you can so you don’t keep making the same mistake, and get ready, and go out there and make it happen.  Be honest, tell the truth, and everyone will eventually buy whatever you are selling. You can do it; you can get whatever you want from anyone, anywhere.

What Every Organism Wants: Sexual Selection

Yes, the title is an indicative to capture your attention. And, since you’all seem so tired and perhaps stressed out, well, we are now in “officially” a recession. Perhaps, an economic depression is next, but not soon or may be never, I hope.

So, I wanted to arouse your attention for a minute and entertain your curiosity. The following may rather be out of the box discussion, but we may as well have an interesting discussion, other than focusing on the news about job loss, layoffs, rise of unemployment, etc. So here it is.

What Every Organism Wants: Sexual Selection

This week, in my biological evolution and speciation class, we had an interesting discussion, a lecture from my professor, Dr. Taylor at Ohio State University, focusing on sexual selection. The subject was about mate choice between males and females for reproduction.

The question that Dr. Taylor posed was: “If sexual preference was not biological but a choice, then how did you make your choice?”

Now my question is this; if you are a man, did you hop from one man to the next, different men each time, any number of times, and then to a woman, different women each time, any number of times, testing your sexual preference?

Likewise, if you are woman, did you also hop from one woman to the next, different women any number of times, and then to a man, different men each time, any number of times to test and decide your sexual preference?

So, how did you decide your sexual preference?