- Mitch Winehouse Posing With Wax Figurine of Daughter
“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” — Bob Marley
As a child who grew up in one of the many flavors of household, “dysfunction,” I can report emphatically that children always believe their parents are worth suffering for, over, about and instead of. And, sadly, Amy Jade Winehouse was, probably unbeknownst to her, a victim of this particular scourge of western civilization, the cliché of the “dysfunctional family.”
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Healthcare, Human Relationships, Region: Europe, Women
Tagged class war, economy, genocide, Healthcare, Labor, Privacy
By Michael Snyder
The U.S. health care system has become one gigantic money making scam, and you are about to see the statistics that prove it. Today, the United States spends more on health care per person than any other country in the world by far. The health insurance companies and the big pharmaceutical corporations are raking in gigantic mountains of cash and yet the quality of the health care that we receive in return is rather quite poor. People living in Puerto Rico have a greater life expectancy than we do.
By Jeff Biggers
Hundreds of marchers are peacefully re-enacting the historic March on Blair Mountain this week in a nonviolent celebration to remind the nation that the safety and health of coal miners and coal mining communities must be placed above the profit interests of union-busting absentee coal companies.
If the safety, health and civil rights of all Americans are protected by the same laws, then our nation’s President and lawmakers are obliged by the staggering health and human rights crises and mounting deathtoll in the central Appalachian coalfields to call for an immediate moratorium on all mountaintop removal operations.
Posted in Economy Economics, Energy, Environment, Healthcare, Land Grab, Obama and Company
Tagged appalachia, blair mountain project, Coal, economics, Healthcare, Land Rights, mining, profits vs people, water rights
This is a political crime of deception, an enormous bait and switch, in which liberals and quite a few independents were misled by a serial liar who purposely characterized himself as a reformer…
Did you receive your email from Barack Obama yet? If you are a Democrat, or on his campaign mailing list, the president has promised you are going to be the first to know when he formally launches his reelection campaign. It could be any moment now; apparently the White House is waiting for a slow news day when Libya and Fukushima and Congressional budget negotiations aren’t dominating the media agenda. Once the news is out, you are expected as a loyal Obama supporter to start sending in campaign donations and begin attending campaign organization meetings.
The problem is, if you are a liberal, the chances are pretty high that you haven’t forgotten that the White House thinks of you as “fucking retarded”.
Posted in Elections, Healthcare, Labor, Torture, War and Peace
Tagged bradley manning, Healthcare, Labor, Michigan, obamacare, ohio, Torture, unions, Wisconsin
PressTV interview with Journalist and Blogger David DeGraw
Libertarians know and hate the Federal Reserve. They hate Goldman Sachs and J.P Morgan. But they are not willing to go to the poor people who are being forced to pay for the crimes of those people that they hate because it’s a union or because there may be some Democrats involved in it. Libertarians and progressives can find common ground, but at this point still they are refusing to step back and concede a little bit to find it. They have to come together on campaign finance and lobbying and most importantly they can come together on breaking up the banks.
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Economy Economics, Neoliberalism, Region: Africa, Region: Europe, Resistance
Tagged anonymous, bailouts, banksters, campaign finance, centralized economy, class war, federal reserve, food stamps, foreclosures, global rebellion, goldman sachs, Healthcare, imf, JP Morgan, libertarian, progressive, scott walker, Unemployment, Wisconsin, world bank
By Tom Fitton
A decision by a federal court in Florida sent shock waves through the Obama administration on Monday. Judge Roger Vinson ruled the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it is commonly known, unconstitutional, in a consolidated lawsuit that involved 26 states challenging the law.
Gabrielle Giffords was not just the victim of the political invective present in the former United States of America; she was also the victim of a morally, ethically and economically bankrupt healthcare system.
Jared Loughner was a severely mentally ill individual, probably in a state of psychosis when he penned his salad of words for all to see on YouTube.
I have experience with this sort of mental illness. Not that I couldn’t be wrong, confusing my family member’s mental illness as hammer in a world of unwitting nails, but to suggest that when Ronald Wilson Reagan opened up the wards of the mentally ill and emptied their contents onto American society in 1981, I foresaw this sort of tragedy befalling all of us. Continue reading
By Chris Hedges
The two greatest visions of a future dystopia were George Orwell’s “1984” and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World.” The debate, between those who watched our descent towards corporate totalitarianism, was who was right. Would we be, as Orwell wrote, dominated by a repressive surveillance and security state that used crude and violent forms of control? Or would we be, as Huxley envisioned, entranced by entertainment and spectacle, captivated by technology and seduced by profligate consumption to embrace our own oppression? It turns out Orwell and Huxley were both right. Huxley saw the first stage of our enslavement. Orwell saw the second.
Posted in 4th Estate, Art, Books, Music & Film, Censorship, Constitution, Economy Economics, NWO, Obama and Company, Privacy, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged 1984, aldous huxley, big brother, bradley manning, brave new world, chris hedges, corporate america, corporate fascism, Corporations, democracy, dystopia, george orwell, Government, Healthcare, history, internet, literature, military, money, obama, prison, Privacy
By Dr Mercola
The residents of Waterloo, Ontario in Canada have voted to stop adding fluoride to their water supply. The decision has been welcomed by anti-fluoride campaigners.
The incoming head of the Ontario Dental Association, Dr. Harry Hoediono, has condemned the decision, claiming that people are unaware of the dental health benefits of fluoride. Campaigners against fluoride believe that adding the chemical to the water supply can cause health problems including cancer, thyroid disease and arthritis.
By Henry Abrons
San Francisco Chronicle
Replacing our dysfunctional patchwork of private health insurers with a single, streamlined system of financing, would save about $400 billion annually in unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy. That’s enough to cover all of those now uninsured and to provide every person in the United States with quality, comprehensive coverage, writes Abrons.
By Denis G. Rancourt
“[T]he majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed.”
– Harold Pinter, Nobel Lecture (Literature), 2005
The maintenance of the hierarchical structures that control our lives depends on Pinter’s “vast tapestry of lies upon which we feed.” Therefore the main institutions that embed us into the hierarchy, such as schools, universities, and mass media and entertainment corporations, have a primary function to create and maintain this tapestry. This includes establishment scientists and all service intellectuals in charge of “interpreting” reality.
Posted in Economy Economics, Education, Environment, Healthcare, MSM Shills
Tagged Denis G. Rancourt, Education, Environment, global warming fraud, Healthcare, perception management, psyops
Editing by Sandra Maler and Cynthia Osterman
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, according to a report released on Wednesday.
The United States ranked last when compared to six other countries — Britain, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, the Commonwealth Fund report found.
By Bruce A. Dixon
Black Agenda Report
There are real fights and there are fake fights, engineered to distract attention away from the real deal. The shouting match between Obama’s Dems and the Tea party Repubs is one of those fake fights. The health care legislation passed by the Obama Democrats is incomparably worse than anything they could have passed right after the presidential election, and significantly worse than anything Democrats could have passed at midyear 2009. The president and his minions have delayed as long as possible to guarantee the worst, not the best bill for patients, and the best deal possible for Big Insurance, Big Pharma and Big Medicine.
Posted in Big Pharma, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops, Slavery
Tagged class war, Healthcare, insurance bailout, medicare for all, obamacare, perception management, psyops, single payer
Here’s the latest four buzzes, giving you a sense of what’s on the mind of some Lefties:
Go ahead; buzz the one I submitted.
Confirmed: Virginia suing to block health care reform
By John Byrne
The Raw Story
Can’t block health care reform in Congress? Sue.
That’s the strategy that’s been outlined by Virginia state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who confirmed Sunday that he will sue to block health care reform from becoming law. Continue reading
Posted in Big Pharma, Constitution, Economy Economics, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged class war, health freedom, Healthcare, insurance bailout, obamacare, obamacare poverty tax
August 12, 2011 Update: Both Cuba and Costa Rica have universal health care. ~Ed.
Update 3/21/2010: With the House’s passage of the Democrats’ reform bill tonight, the US will have close-to universal health care in 2014, using an insurance mandate system.
Posted in Big Pharma, Economy Economics, Food & Farming, Healthcare, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged Big Pharma, class war, Economy Economics, food freedom, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, insurance bailout, NWO, Obama and Company, obamacare, poverty tax, sick care