The universe whispered in my ear the other day while my head was buzzing from pain. “Don’t be so heavy handed” she hissed, with her hand on her hip. “And while you’re at it, maybe you ought to think about slowing down.”
It was one of those beautiful winter days, uncharacteristically warm but with enough [...]
I hate to say that things haven’t changed much since the Democrats got back in office. We still have Afghanistan, Iraq, GMO’s, the Patriot Act, Guantanamo and mountaintop removal. Oil, Coal, and Big Ag are still heavily subsidized. The small farmers are struggling, the renewable energy sector is hanging on by their fingernails, the middle [...]
I spent part of my morning comparing health insurance plans. Despite the fact that I’m not really interested in getting health insurance. I haven’t had health insurance for six years, nor have I felt any desire to get it. With the exception of an occasional cold, some muscle strains, chigger bites and wasp stings, I [...]
Corporate America wins another battle! HR3200l effectively hands over every one of us to the Health Insurance companies on a silver platter, creating a monopoly in an industry which we cannot live without, unlike telephone service or car insurance. The sheer lie of the title, “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009″ is as Orwellian [...]
Tsk. Tsk. In the United States, we just keep right on throwing good money after bad, putting ourselves further and further into debt. At this point in time, we owe the rest of the world more than $11.5 trillion. That works out to $37,635.57 for every man, woman and child.
The United States military budget [...]
I voted early and I voted “Yes” to:
Peace Health care Civil Liberties Fair Trade Solar Energy Electoral Reform Instant Run-off Voting Impeachment for Bush and Cheney A Foreign Policy based on Diplomacy A Wall Street Securities Speculation Tax
I voted “No” to: Militarism as a way of life A Foreign Policy based on War [...]
Priorities. Our government has them, but they don’t resonate with many of our personal values. One good example is a bloated military budget (an amazing $515.4 Billion or 16.5% of our budget earmarked for 2009) when one out of every three Americans is left without adequate health care.
Another good example is the government’s [...]
Congressman Dennis Kucinich gave Americans a rousing wake up call Tuesday evening at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
Bob and I were very impressed with Dennis when we campaigned for him on Maui in October of 2003 and have championed him ever since. We found him articulate, warm and extremely well-read. Most importantly, [...]
Getting to the Bottom of our National Healthcare Crisis This article in yesterday’s New York Times clarifies the Healthcare issue:
The Health of Nations
If selling flu vaccine were as lucrative as marketing Viagra, sports broadcasts and the nightly news would be flooded with commercials warning that “winter is almost here; ask your doctor about [...]
I am still trying to find out whether either of the MAJOR candidates for US president supports National Health Care as opposed to Health Care INSURANCE. Of course it probably is a moot point considering that the REAL term should be National Sick Care. Towards the golden glow of understanding I steadily plod. My latest [...]