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Politics

I VOTED “YES!”

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 […]

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The USA

WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY, THE MICE WILL PLAY

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 obsession […]

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Politics

WAKE UP, AMERICA!

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, […]

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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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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 […]