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Observations

THE SAFE WAY

“Have a safe day!” the cashier said as she handed us our receipt. When we were outside on the asphalt, Bob turned to me and said, “What up with that?” What is up with that, indeed! Is this the new alternative to “Have a nice day!” or did Safeway tell their cashiers to start saying […]

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Health Care

SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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 […]

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Corporations

LICENSED TO KILL

Why corporations are so destructive I often stop mid-rant and say, “I live in a beautiful place, in the richest country in the world. Why on earth can’t I just sit back and enjoy it?” The simple answer is that money doesn’t buy happiness. In fact, money can’t even begin to measure happiness. Once in […]

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Happiness

ON THE OTHER HAND . . .

Bhutan builds “happiness” into the center of its development strategy Not all countries measure their success in terms of gross national product. This article, titled “A Wealth of Happiness” from The Wall Street Journal describes an alternative: Despite Bhutan being among the poorest nations in the world, almost all of its scholarship students studying overseas […]

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Health Care

NATIONAL SICK CARE

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 […]