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Cameta Camera — Making Ordering A Camera An Absolute Bloody PAIN.

by Anura Guruge


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On Friday, May 13, 2016, I tried to order a Fuji camera kit from Cameta Camera. It turned out to be a terrible ordeal. Took all the pleasure out of buying a new camera. Shame on YOU Cameta Camera.

Until this atrocious, unforgivable experience I have always thought highly of Cameta. Check this post from October 2015 titled “Nothing BUT Kudos, Very High Kudos, For Cameta Camera“.

Well not anymore.

I went to Cameta because they have good kits and because I wanted to show my GRATITUDE for how graciously they had treated me in the past. To be fair, the salesman I deal with, Lou Cohen (ext. 2168), is extremely nice, helpful and professional. The problems are with Cameta’s arrogant, unprofessional (and obviously poorly trained) order processing group.

Well Cameta has a new policy. They call up and check your credentials with your credit card company before they process the order. But it is an all or nothing verification. If Cameta has you on ‘XYZ Road’ and the credit card company has you at ‘XYX Rd’ the verification will fail. If you give Cameta your cell number and the credit card company has your home number the verification will fail.

This is CRAZY. It is NOT Cameta’s job to try and further authenticate a credit card BEYOND name, address, account number, expiration, and ccv code. If the credit card was stolen the credit card company will deal with it. Cameta is trying to be too clever.

Not impressed at all, at all. We finally got the damn order placed — and it was NOT a small order. I don’t buy $300 point-and-shoots (or at least not anymore). Ended up placing the order using my Discover Card. I logged onto Discover pulled up my profile and made sure bloody Cameta had it letter for letter. Though I see a temp. authorization at Discover I have yet to receive an order confirmation from the dastardly Cameta.

I am also NOT going to get the camera till mid next week. Jesus wept. IF I had ordered it with my buddy Ray Messiah at BuyDig I would have had the camera Saturday morning by 10am.

Well lesson well learned. NEVER AGAIN. Screw you Cameta.

Ray I am so, so sorry I did not come to you. I was trying to be nice. That is what happens.

YOU have been WARNED. Stay clear. Shop BuyDig.


by Anura Guruge

I Signed Up For 2015 Insurance On Healthcare.gov, aka, Obamacare [i.e., ACA], Website Without Too Much Grief.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Prior logons appear to work — Oct. 9, 2014.
>> 5 Healthcare carriers in NH in 2015 — Sep. 4, 2014.
>> 2015 Obamacare coverage in NH — Sep. 3, 2014.
>> ‘coveringnewhampshire.org’ … — Aug. 26, 2014.
>> You may LOSE Obamacare (i.e., ACA)
>> Healthcare Subsidies — July 17, 2014.

++++ Search ‘healthcare’ & ‘Anthem’ for the many, many posts on this topic >>>>

Also Category ‘Health Care’ that should bring up ALL ‘Obamacare’ posts >>>>


Given all the cruel and unusual grief I suffered last year trying to sign up for 2014 coverage, and the amount of harassment I have endured this year with ‘the system’ incessantly demanding documents from me, I was dreading having to sign up for 2015 insurance. Not only is it the law (and I can’t afford to cough the penalty) my precarious health dictates that I have at least catastrophic coverage to keep the family from the ‘Poor House’ the next time I fall ill.

I had kind of worked out a strategy to hopefully minimize any system load related grief. I was going to sign up on the late afternoon of Wednesday, November 26, when everybody else would be busy trying to get where they were going for Thanksgiving. I had assumed that the day before Turkey would be a quiet day for healthcare.gov. I am sure the same will be true over the whole 4-day Thanksgiving period but I didn’t want to tackle it on a holiday or when Internet traffic would be at a peak on Black Friday.

2015healthcaregov1But as with all my plans I didn’t stick to it. Over the last 2 weeks as the very observant among you may have noticed I have switched my schedule around. I no longer pots or doing anything serious on this blog during the day. Instead I work on the book. That way I can devote some quality writing time to the book. Today, for a change, I made some good progress on the book. 30% done. I was ready to start a new section. It was just past 4 pm. Occurred to me that IF I try and get my Obamacare taken care of today, I will have tomorrow free to work on the book. So I gingerly logged onto healthcare.gov around 4:10 pm. Being who I am, I had made sure that my logon worked on November 15th itself — i.e., the very day the system opened for 2015 enrollment. Actually, being who I am, I checked it a few times! Remember I am the one that has contingency plans for contingency plans.

Logon worked fine. Quick. No problems. Like night and day compared to the nightmare of last year. The process wasn’t too bad. Yes, I did NOT have to enter much data. Just verify and confirm information from last year. But they do insist on a tedious Q&A process. But, it was OK. I was done within about 45 minutes.

My premium went up 12%. I could have got a lower premium with one of the new carriers but from what I could see their network really had no doctors. So wasn’t much use having insurance with them if they don’t have any ‘in-network’ doctors.

I am SURE there is a GLITCH with dental insurance. As was also the case last year, though dental is OPTIONAL, it doesn’t appear to let you SKIP dental! I was going to skip it this year. But after 2 attempts to say NO and move on I decided that it must be fate. I had to have the damn insurance. So I got it. It had gone up 16%.

Yes, being the PRO I am with this system I UPLOADED the documents I had to submit. Got all the GREEN submitted and completed boxes. BUT, of NO! I already created a fat envelope with copies of the documents. Going to send it certified mail tomorrow. Not doing the same dance as last year.

But now will begin the tango with Anthem and Delta. But at least I have stuff already in place with them.

I will, of course, keep you posted.

Happy Turkey.


The 2 Dallas Nurses From Presbyterian Who Contracted Ebola & 76 Other Health Workers — Have They All Been CHASTE?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Why aren’t heads rolling at Presbyterian — October 15, 2014.
>> Doctor who misdiagnosed Eric Duncan — Oct. 9, 2014.
>> Who is paying for Dallas Ebola patient — Oct. 1, 2014.


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chastitybeltWhen the media glibly talk about Ebola only being transmittable by bodily fluids they rarely if ever mention that these fluids include semen and as such most likely also vaginal secretion.

So if any of these poor folks were having sex, and the chances are pretty high that they were (given that the 2nd nurse, Amber Vinsonwas planning her wedding), there is a WHOLE new category of folks in risk.

I do not hear these folks being talked about. I can understand the media being squeamish to talk about sex partners in their news reports but what about the CDC.

Were they told to lay off sex?

Maybe the CDC, in addition to Hazmat suits, should also be dishing out chastity belts.

I think about such things. That is what I do.


Why Aren’t Heads Rolling At “Texas Health Presbyterian” in Dallas Over Obvious Ebola Mismanagement,

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Doctor who misdiagnosed Eric Duncan — Oct. 9, 2014.
>> Who is paying for Dallas Ebola patient — Oct. 1, 2014.


This is the Interim CEO of Texas Health Presbyterianin Dallas (TX), Jim Berg.
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First Question: WHY has he been INTERIM President and CEO for 7, yes, SEVEN, years?

That alone is suspicious. Is he not qualified.

Second Question: Why isn’t he already in police custody because I am sure this will eventually boil down to criminal negligence on the part of this accursed hospital.


I already said on October 9 that this hospital was screwed — it might as well declare bankruptcy now.

Well that was a week ago.

Things have turned much more ugly.

IF an innocent patient at this hospital contracts Ebola from a nurse, who was also providing care to Eric Duncan, all hell will break lose.

They have already, from what I heard over the weekend, stopped accepting ER patients.

As of TODAY they should stop accepting ANY patients.

Basically the hospital should be put on lockdown. No new patients.

This hospital should be closed — in time. I hope it does not end up as a SAD and frightening edificial memorial to Ebola in the U.S.?

This is crazy. Disgrace to the U.S.

Where the heck is Rick ‘am I awake’ Perry? Sleeping on the job or is it with a campaign worker?

Mark my word. This hospital has to go.

All of this because some idiot doctor MISDIAGNOSED Eric Duncan. He should be arrested. We should know who he is. People must know. Come on. Lets have the name. Most likely a U.K. tabloid will get it soon.

Jim Berg … do the decent thing. Resign and go to the nearest police station and give yourself up.

Let CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta run this hospital — albeit to the ground.


Healthcare.gov, aka, Obamacare [i.e., ACA], Website Gets New Look Ahead Of Nov. 15 — Existing Logons Still Work.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> 5 Healthcare carriers in NH in 2015 — Sep. 4, 2014.
>> 2015 Obamacare coverage in NH — Sep. 3, 2014.
>> ‘coveringnewhampshire.org’ … — Aug. 26, 2014.
>> You may LOSE Obamacare (i.e., ACA)
>> Healthcare Subsidies — July 17, 2014.

++++ Search ‘healthcare’ & ‘Anthem’ for the many, many posts on this topic >>>>

Also Category ‘Health Care’ that should bring up ALL ‘Obamacare’ posts >>>>


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Well they have given ‘it’ a slightly new look ahead of the November 15, 2014 opening of the enrollment period for 2014.

I am NOT looking forward to that. I think it will still prove to be a nightmare.

In theory, as it says on the new homepage, I should be able to keep what I have since I got a plan, eventually, through healthcare.gov for 2014. But, I am skeptical. They will manage to screw it up.

First thing I want to know … who is the NEW chick?

Interesting change in ‘demographics’. One year ‘white’, next year … She looks like she might be related to Michelle Obama. Is that possible. Did they pay millions to an Obama relative to use their image on the Website?

Good news and I was AMAZED. My existing logon (as of May 2014 — when I had to change it AGAIN) worked! I couldn’t believe it.

But I still saw, given that I am quick … the same old ‘flashing screen’ that said “authenticating … wait …”. So the underlying logon process seems to still be the same. Yes, it is possible that the backend has been changed.

Can’t really do anything. You are locked out till November 15 — and I would not be surprised if they make us change passwords at that time.

No, I am not happy.

I know that it will not be a walk in the park. Yikes.


What Has Happened To Dallas Doctor Who Misdiagnosed Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan?

Medical-MalpracticeLawyerAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Who is paying for Dallas Ebola patient — Oct. 1, 2014.

>> 2015 Obamacare coverage in NH — Sep. 3, 2014.
>> ‘coveringnewhampshire.org’ … — Aug. 26, 2014.
>> You may LOSE Obamacare (i.e., ACA)
>> Healthcare Subsidies — July 17, 2014.

++++ Search ‘healthcare’ & ‘Anthem’ for the many, many posts on this topic >>>>

Also Category ‘Health Care’ that should bring up ALL ‘Obamacare’ posts >>>>


Well the way I see it “Texas Health Presbyterian” in Dallas (TX) might as well declare bankruptcy TODAY.

They screwed up and they screwed up spectacularly and did so for ALL the World to see.

Never mind the allegations that Eric Duncan did NOT get adequate and proper treatment. That is somewhat subjective and there will be shades of gray.

But there is NO getting around the fact that they misdiagnosed him, on his first visit, and sent him home with antibiotics! That was a crime. For a start, even my 8 year old knows that antibiotics don’t work against viral infections — just bacterial.

So that action has HUGE ramification.

IF Eric Duncan had been admitted on that visit so many things would be so different.

IF we get people who came into contact with Duncan, after he was released, contracting Ebola things will get ugly.

Have you noticed there appears to have been NO repercussions at the hospital.

handsingleeWho is the doctor or doctors. I want names. They should be fired and their licenses revoked.

The CEO of the hospital, who probably gets paid millions, should resign.

But, given that I do rub shoulders with ‘them’, I can already feel the intense heat being generated as all these lawyers rub their hands in GLEE. They, quite rightly, are seeing BIG, BIG millions.

Texas Health Presbyterian is screwed. They might as well start packing up today.

This was so bad. So bad.

I am NOT even going to think about how much all of this is costing all of us taxpayers.


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