America is under siege. We have allowed a few wealthy corporate executives to hijack our country. The past administration, under the veil of the “War on Terror,” met with and helped negotiate the theft of everything decent in this country. EPA regulations were ignored polluting our air, water and lands. Corporate laws were changed in order to allow our jobs to move over seas for cheaper labor and more profits, abandoning our local communities, cities, our country, but more importantly the American worker. However, probably the worst thing that could have happened is that they bought and paid for at least two Supreme Court judges, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, and probably Clarence Thomas, Allowing unlimited corporate political spending. This all but guarantees their choices will have the funding and support in order to gain ALL the power as they continue to fleece Americans.
We gave up our choices when we allowed the last set of criminals to plant a cancer in a part of this country’s body that became so embarrassing we didn’t want to talk about it. Now that it has surfaced we are too afraid to talk about it. Liberals know what has happened and realize they didn’t do anything to stop it. Conservatives, those with the capacity, are too proud to admit they were lied to and continue to rally around their conservative candidates regardless of how bad they are getting raped. There is no stopping this shy of a full blown, in the streets revolution.
A third party is desperately needed to stop this madness, to plead with those who can listen to reason, to do the things this country needs that benefit the most amount of people and eliminate all the wasteful spending that detracts from good health care, education, Social Security, and Medicare. These are the things that are important, things we need. They can be paid for if you eliminate everything else. There are literally thousands of incredibly expensive and ridiculous programs bankrupting the essential, critical programs we need. They deliberately convinced the masses through “Goebbels style” propaganda to ignore the costs of all the things the few and wealthy want and that we need to eliminate the “mainstay” policies that this country needs.
We need an investigation into those meeting between Dick Cheney and all the corporations during his rein of terror. We need an investigation into the connection between the Supreme Court Judges and the corporate world. Most important we need to stop the economic free-fall the most elite have thrown us into. No one is immune, only the most wealthy will survive. Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians are now victims of our ignorance and lack of involvement. There will be no middle class. It has not been moved as some suggest. It is being eliminated.
In a NY Times article this morning: “In a telephone interview Thursday, Chen Guangcheng said his decision to leave American protection had not been fully voluntary, because he was told that Chinese officials had threatened to beat his wife to death if he remained.”
Is this where we want to buy our products from? Only consumers can stop this.
Read The Label! Boycott anything from China no matter who sells it.
If 340 people died in a plane crash the FAA would shut down that airline.
3400 people died in the World Trade Center Sept. 11 and we went to war.
34,000 people die every year in America from gun related deaths and we call it the Second Amendment.
We are in a crisis situation. Both parties in both houses are killing us. The polarization is just about at critical mass. The two party system in this country is dead. We MUST create and begin voting for a third party as soon as possible. Writers have been talking about losing moderates. Why? The conservative southern Democrats and the liberal northern Republicans cannot survive. Why? What they need to do is get together, decide they are not that far apart and go after the majority of voter in this country –– independents.
J.C. Adamson on his blog The Muser, states, “We can’t change Congress by swapping Democrats and Republicans. To change Congress, we have to change congress.”
It is time we looked at the far left and say, “It’s not doable”. Then listen to the fanatical nonsense coming out of the mouths of the far right and say, “That’s just ridiculous.” Then we come together and look at what we can keep, what is good for the most amount of people, what makes sense. Look at this with reason as our forefathers did before it is too late.
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I have debated for several days whether to tell anyone what has happened to me. Then as I read more about the debate on health care I find it more necessary to talk about it. I took a job a few months ago that paid a little bit more than my last one. I knew I would have to wait again for my health insurance to kick in. As many of you know working independently had left me without insurance for many years.
I started work in December of last year and my insurance took effect March 1st. A few days later I received a notice stating that I had some sort of “Pre-existing condition clause.” I wasn’t sure quite what that meant since I hadn’t made a claim or anything for many, many years.
Three weeks later I had a stroke that left my left artery going up my neck completely blocked (affecting my right side of my body) and my right side blocked so much as to need surgery. I was lucky in that only my right hand was effected, my right leg––some, and my ability to read and write. I have difficulty reading and spelling some words. My hand and much of my other problems are slowly getting better. After a stroke the brain has to go through a healing process and, unlike the heart, surgery is delayed for 3 weeks.
Friday I received the first “denial to pay claims” letter in the mail due to a “pre-existing condition.” This left me with an empty feeing in my stomach with the thought that none of my hospital bills will be paid, but what is even worse is the possibility of not receiving the surgery needed to keep the other side from closing off. It is blocked somewhere between 80-99%. A few days later I received the massive hospital bill where much of it was paid. Had the stroke hit me 3 weeks earlier or Anthem considered this “pre-existing” none of this would have been paid. As it is the remainder will likely break us. Even then I was lucky. There are over 50 million people not so lucky.
As the debate over healthcare continues, those of you who do not have the capacity to understand that the insurance companies, health care systems, and pharmaceuticals have been raping us for decades while convincing the ignorant masses that somehow because we live in the U.S. we have the greatest health care in the world. Let’s see:
The World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems 3/31/12 1:54 PM
| NAMES | COUNTRIES | COUNTRY RANKS | GEOGRAPHY | CLIMATE | GEOLOGY | COUNTRY CODES |
The World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems.
3 San Marino
18 United Kingdom
26 Saudi Arabia
27 United Arab Emirates
36 Costa Rica
37 United States of America
41 New Zealand
48 Czech Republic
Let me make this clear we are 37th in health care while #1 in the world in cost. That doesn’t just make us twice as bad as Colombia and just above Slovenia, it means we are paying far more to be 37th. In fact, we are paying more for health care than Great Britain, France, and “OH my” Canada and getting less for it.
(Reuters) – Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on healthcare, but get lower quality, less efficiency and have the least equitable system.
“Britain, whose nationalized healthcare system was widely derided by opponents of U.S. healthcare reform, ranks above the U.S. in quality while the Netherlands ranked first overall on all scores.”
Now to put a face on it (without cost since most are too stupid to do the math) we are 42nd in adult male mortality rate, 43rd in adult female mortality rate, 36th in overall life expectancy, and 39th in infant mortality. Much of the children’s problems are due to the adult’s lack of health care. It is bad enough those vote for killing adults sooner, but to do this to defenseless children, and then do it in the name of Christianity (those leading the charge against “Affordable Care Act”) will one day be answered for.
When Christ was faced with the multitudes how many did he feed? All of them. Did he ask them for anything? No, he just feed them all. When Christ was faced with one affliction or another did he ask for anything, did he turn any of then down? No, he just cured them all. Why? Because it is Christ-Like.
The last few years being hit hardest, is surely to increase the mortality rate, undoubtably among children, in the wealthiest nation on the planet. So, pretty much every time you have a thought about national health care, every time you support a politician that vows to tear down a system that sees equality in humanity in what most other countries see as paramount, every time you think about it for just a minute someone without health care dies. Probably a child.
There you have done it again.