So, for the last few days I've been taking a new drug, an antipsychotic. And it's been working! I don't feel like dying. I don't feel like death is knocking at my door. I don't feel very anxious. I feel great. The only down side to this entire ordeal is that I feel rather lethargic. But I've always been quite lazy, so it's not a huge problem.
One thing that does suck is that I can't drink quite as much as I used to. Which blows, because I really enjoy drinking. Especially, because I'm going to Mexico tomorrow. And being sober wasn't really on my to-do list. I can still have a few, but who wants just a few? lol. I am slightly nervous about the cruise, however... I've never been on the ocean before. Never been out of the country. Never been around that many people. My agoraphobia will definitely be a problem, I think.
I do have some pretty strong sedatives just in case.
My wife has made me quit smoking, and so I'm "nic-in" And let me tell you, the nicotine gum...is shit.
I just returned from the dollar store to pick up some sundries, and while I was there, I overheard the most ignorant conversation. I'll spare you the idiotic details. But suffice it to say, the epitome of the stupidity was when the one man said, "Social Security benefits are almost like Obama Care."
WoooooooooooooW!!!! What ignorance!
First of all, the two are nothing alike, other than the simple fact that they are a feeble attempt to support people in need of financial help. Second of all they do have one other thing in common....They're both great ideas but both shit execution.
Let's take a look at Social Security Benefits for a moment. When you pay SS Benefits from your paycheck, you are giving money to someone who needs benefits right now! What's wrong with that you might ask?
Everyone pays for SS Benefits. Everyone. So why not just let everyone pay into their own account? That way, the money is going to be there for certain when that person needs it.
However, what the Government does, is borrow from what each person pays in for other things, and then when the person goes to claim their benefits, the money isn't there. The Gov pays them out of Pocket. And now, people aren't getting their benefits. I've paid well over 10,000 dollars into SSBenefits and I guarantee that by the time I get to 65, the money won't be there.
That's all I'll say on that matter.
The Obama-Care: is NOT universal health care.
The Obama-care states that it is illegal not to have health care. So while it claims to help those who don't have health care, they fine you 750 dollars if you don't have benefits. How does that work?
Universal Health Care is designed for everyone to have health care regardless of income. In Canada, you walk into a hospital and get treated. In America, you need proof of income and some sort of payment before they'll even see you. Unless you're bleeding, unconscious, or in labor; however, then they'll treat you and bill you. If you can't pay they'll send you to collections. How is it that no one else sees how bull shit this is?
People have a right to health care. People have a right to food, to water, to shelter. We need to stop focusing on how much someone contributes and start focusing on what everyone needs. Only then will people want to contribute. But this is frustrating me, and I have a lot of preparation for the trip. So I'll rant again later.