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greendougherty.Blog – Friday Roundup – December 1, 2017

Starting off the last month of the year on December 1st and trying to really get used to this but babysitting came to the forefront for three days this week doing the greendougherty.blog and a lot of time spent putting out an updated Out West Medical Employers took over most of my time.

So, with that purpose in mind, here goes with this weeks Friday Roundup.

Latest How To Video

Is It Green?

Palms of the Dougherty Garden

Yorkville Resources on the Net 

Nostalgia

Irisha or Italiano

So You Served

So You Worked for Corporate America

Oldies (Doo Wop) Music

A Few Funnies From The Net

Jobs Out West

 

NOTE: Also, I’m still working on doing an intro for the assorted groups on Facebook under my Admin and putting a new intro for each group and the respective videos that I have related to that facebook group. Like I said, use the comment section to engage other visitors who leave comments on the videos and not only the facebook postings.

We’re getting close to getting a weekly rhythm on these blogs and the weekly roundup on Friday. I got thousands of pictures and tunes to share and hopefully I can find a way to fund the day to day operations. Having side dinero would give me peace of mind.

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greendougherty.Blog – Friday Roundup – November 10, 2017

First off, today, November 10, 2017, is the U.S. Marine  Corps birthday, the 242nd Birthday since its founding in 1775. Oorah!

Now, getting back to the Friday Roundup.

The first thing that I’m concentrating on is doing a little editing on my KA Favorite Tunes, or, as I know them as Kick-Ass Favorite Tunes. Right now, we’re at 100+ but I know for sure that this list will grow if I get support (Subscribers).

Just added a few funnies from my email from Jim.

Latest How To Video

Is It Green?

Palms of the Dougherty Garden

Yorkville Resources on the Net 

Nostalgia

Irisha or Italiano

So You Served

So You Worked for Corporate America

Oldies (Doo Wop) Music

A Few Funnies From The Net

Jobs Out West

That covers this week’s updates to Marty’s Blogs. I’ll be adding tunes to the Oldies (Doo Wop) Music over time as I go through my music collection and look for the same tunes on YouTube.

We’re getting close to getting a weekly rhythm on these blogs and the weekly roundup on Friday. I got thousands of pictures and tunes to share and hopefully I can find a way to fund the day to day operations. Having side dinero would give me peace of mind.

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greendougherty. Blog – Friday Roundup – October 27, 2017

Trying to keep the momentum for this week with the greendougherty.Blog and what was covered on all the other blogs that I produce.

On the Palms of the Dougherty Garden, I have added an Index of new palm tree videos that I have added a video for on YouTube.

I’ll be doing the same for the rest of the Dougherty Garden and include a separate video for Flowers, Tropical Plants and everything else not covered will be labeled as Miscellaneous.

The following listings will be updated as I put out a new blog for that particular subject.

For the past few weeks, I have been taking Marty’s Favorite Tunes, of which there were 600+ tunes in this playlist, and transferring each tune to a respective new list, A (Favorite Tunes) to Z, setting up a few new Favorite Tunes list which would make it easier for me to play favorite groups or single artists.

I finished this project last night and now will edit each alphabetical list for accuracy, spelling, and duplication of tunes.

Is It Green?

Palms of the Dougherty Garden

Yorkville Resources on the Net 

Nostalgia

Irisha or Italiano

So You Served

So You Worked for Corporate America

Oldies (Doo Wop) Music

A Few Funnies from the Net

Jobs Out West

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greendougherty.Blog – So You Served

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Another one of the blogs that I do periodically is that of So You Served. For now, I’ll put the link to the original blog and move onto the last blog that I’ll mention in this greendougherty.Blog

Last Blog on So You Served

So You Served – Index

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That covers the set up of all the So You Served.

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greendougherty. Blog – So You Worked for Corporate America

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Another one of the blogs that I do periodically is that of So You Worked For Corporate America. For now, I’ll put the link to the original So You Worked for Corporate America blog. As I do another new blog, I’ll do that one on a separate blog and add a link on the Master Index So You Worked for Corporate America.

So You Worked for Corporate America – Index

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That covers the set up of all the So You Worked For Corporate America.

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Let’s Look at Health Insurance Costs in the U. S. A.

This is just a peek at the people and companies in charge of healthcare costs in the United States of America and the poor darlings running this cash strapped business. My first step was to Google the names that were mentioned in my first search of this Obamacare system that befell us with the election of Obama. Here are  three companies mentioned in the article in 2008 and their respective stock prices: Humana – $17.85, Cigna – $12.77 and Wellcare – $6.51.

If you owned any of these stocks in 2008 and held on, you would have some serious money in 2016. In reality, people who were on the low end of the medical insurance market were people who didn’t have a spare buck or two to afford health insurance and received a susbsidy from the federal government to get health coverage. Hence, these people would not have seen any of this increase in medical insurance stock.

However, people who were invested in the stock market would have been an avid follower of the medical insurance market and an active investor in some of these medical insurance companies. Hence, they might have been bitching and moaning about the high cost of medical insurance premiums but would have been secretly chuckling at the large increase in their stock portfolio. Most people in the stock market follow closely the trends in companies and who is doing good and what kind of stocks should be in their portfolios. So, if these people bitched about the high cost of medical insurance premiums but were vested in the Stock Market in the right stocks, this medical insurance premiums increase wouldn’t have been a problem.

Recent activity of these stocks from Google:

In 2008, CIGNA stock was valued at $12.77. On October 25, 2016, according to the Google finding below, the stock was valued at $124.73, or, an increase of $111.96, an increase in the value of this stock of 877%.

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In 2008, Humana stock was valued at $17.85. On October 25, 2016, according to the Google finding below, the stock was valued at $174.92, or, an increase of $157.13, an increase in the value of this stock of 880%.

humana-stock-pric-in-2016

In 2008, Wellcare stock was valued at $6.51. On October 25, 2016, according to the Google finding below, the stock was valued at $118.38, or, an increase of $111.87, an increase in the value of this stock of 1,718%.

wellcare-stock-in-2016

These are only three stocks that were affected by the increase in premiums for Obamacare. All premiums are paid to the medical insurance companies and not the government. From what I know about the medical industry, the one person(s) who is making serious money in the medical business is the providor (the doctor or the medical facility). The medical community has one of the highest turnover rates in the employment business. Also, you can look at the TV and internet, the medical training industry is one of the most heavily advertised industries out there.

The entry level rate of pay is low, just like the retail industry but you don’t see schools all over the place placing ads for job training for the retail trade. The school training world is frought with the current student loan repayment debacle which is more than 1 Trillion dollars in debt. Quite a few seniors are having their Social Security payments reduced for making these payments. That’s just a private bitch about quite a few people that are obligated and paying out of their only resource, their monthly Social Security check from the government.

Here is another search on Google on Market peformance with the medical industry gettinga piece of the pie

Performance

S&P 500 ® Index
-0.38%
$20.32T +3.28%
Sector

Last % ChangeAS OF 04:34 PM ET 10/25/2016 Market Cap10/24/2016 1-Year % Change10/25/2016
Show Consumer Discretionary details

-1.19%
$4.39T Consumer Discretionary 1 year % change-0.40%
Show Consumer Staples details

+0.30%
$3.58T Consumer Staples 1 year % change+3.75%
Show Energy details

-0.53%
$3.48T Energy 1 year % change+1.67%
Show Financials details

-0.23%
$5.85T Financials 1 year % change+0.54%
Show Health Care details

-0.31%
$4.33T Health Care 1 year % change+0.17%
Show Industrials details

-0.40%
$3.27T Industrials 1 year % change+3.65%
Show Information Technology details

-0.35%
$6.42T Information Technology 1 year % change+9.63%
Show Materials details

-0.99%
$1.70T Materials 1 year % change+3.72%
Show Real Estate details

-0.25%
$1.07T Real Estate 1 year % change
Show Telecommunication Services details

-0.56%
$1.78T Telecommunication Services 1 year % change+5.37%
Show Utilities details

+0.52%
$1.12T Utilities 1 year % change+8.63%

 The above schedule shows that the Healthcare Industry is composed of 6 industries and represents approximately 20% of the S&P 500 Index, or, $4.33 Trillions dollars  and represented an increase of Health Care in 1 year, a change of +0.17%. That means the healthcare market is doing good. Source for these figures is the Fidelity Sectors and Industry Review.

That’s why I have a hard time crying over the cost of increased healthcare premiums and blaming it on Obamacare. I think that it is about time that Washington, D.C. takes a serious look at healthcare costs and starts to take a leadership role in making America the leader in providing healthcare at a low and affordable cost to all Americans. But then again, that’s just me.As my father-in-law would say in Italian, too many cafones running around in Washington, D.C.