Even before the roll out the ACA has saved my family a few thousand dollars. The free mammograms and other preventative care exams that fall under the law have allowed my family to get checkups without having to worry about paying for them.
Both my wife and I were uninsurable. I had to sell my business and get a government job to obtain health insurance. If the ACA was in effect back in the 80's, I might still have my business.
The first failure was the state government believing Oracle could build the site. Oracle promised but didn't deliver, and now the state is taking the blame. Maybe Oregon should call Kentucky and copy what they are doing. Even a "hick" like gov Beshear knows that if you want it done right, you do it yourself.
We have no friends, only enemies and potential enemies.
We only cooperate when it serves our interests.
Every country knows they are being monitored, but don't admit it in public. You don't want your adversaries to know you know what they are doing to you. You want to know what your competitor is looking for.
Only part of the spying is military, much of the spying could be called industrial espionage.
Just do two days of fasting, and eat normal meals the other days. It seemed like you were trying too hard.
I will soon be fasting on Mondays and Thursdays. tomorrow I will have, for my fast day, baked Salmon and grilled vegetables. It will be a wonderful under 600 calorie meal.
You need to find a plan you can live with. Remember, it is a marathon, not a sprint. Allow some flexibility. Don't be too strict with yourself.
Eat less. Try a method like Alternate day fasting. No pills, no charts, no bullshit. Eat regular diet on feast days, 500- 600 in one meal on fast days. You can do it every other day, or 5 days feast, 2 days fast. I'm doing it now and have lost 20 lbs. I haven't had to feed big pharma, or buy some diet guru's book.