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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

shaft of america, protest

this is the nickname for one of the big banks in america
as mentioned before they are raising their fees on everything
starting with a $5 a month fee on debit cards
it cost that much to just have it
plus possible charges if you use it
plus charges to have the checking account

now they are offering 1%, 3%, 5% back on your purchases with
their new credit card
catch is that the interest rates are 20% if you dont pay it off
each month
how many people are going to do that
not many
theyll shaft us again so be ready
if you dont bank with shaft of america your megabank is following
close behind with its charges and cards

two nationally known financial people dislike shaft of america
they call them crooks
one even kept a score on his website of people who called in that
had cancelled their accounts with the shaft bank

there are options
credit unions and smaller banks
how come they dont have to raise account fees to make money
i made the change recently and feel soo much better
the worse was changing over my electronic bill pay
but i did it and now its pain free

think about it
shaft of america

could the marches on wall street that are popping up all over
the us be the next antiwar movement
an anti megbank shaft of america movement

this movement transcends politics and religion and race
they are all getting the shaft
and interestingly enough the people involved are mostly young
but are from different groups

may have to find the nearest march to us here
it may be this years elections tea party movement

wheres my hand band, beads, sandals, got the beard
now im ready to go

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Funny you posted about banking last week!
    I went in last week to my mega bank that we do EVERYTHING through including our business accounts. We have banked with them over 15 years. I need more checks (nothing fancy). It takes me several years to go through a box. So in the past our checks have always been free oh but not anymore. They wanted $17 for them I said how can you change things like that and tried to fight them. So I left and ordered them from another company. For $4 including shipping.

    We will be research a new bank for our personally banking if not everything.

  2. at the credit union i signed up for the checks are free as long as you order them online