Monthly Archives: November 2013

Vermont: Getting It Right

Vermont Approves Single-Payer Health Care: “Everybody in, Nobody Out”

I am looking forward to watching Vermont take the lead on universal health care in this nation. I, like so many others, have long advocated that we have to take for-profit incentives out of health care in order to achieve a single-payer system. We have to make a conscious choice to de-privatize the industry in order to make health care a basic human right and, thus, a high-quality and effective public good. Here’s why (please click on the links in the article for additional information): The U.S. Health Care System is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Revisit A Drumbeat on Profit Takers for more on the necessity to take “for-profit” out of the health care and pharmaceutical industries.




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Showing the Wasi’chu the Door…

Lakotas Throw Out TransCanada Reps Selling Tarsands Snake Oil

It is awe-inspiring to see the Lakota (women) take a stand against the greed that permeates our society.

Thank you.

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Compassionate CONservatism to the Rescue?

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Compassionate CONservatism to the rescue as heralded by Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan… That can never be as the terms and policies associated with this ideology actually create and maintain our poverty paradigm. It is compassionate in name only. Here’s a response I posted a few days ago to the misleading rhetoric and plans of this particular demagogue:

What is divine about any of these proposed policies especially when the very people who uphold the system which marginalizes & impoverishes the masses do so for their own personal gain? In the name of Jesus? Eye to eye and soul to soul… Where is your soul if you can rationalize, DESIGN and inflict cruelties which take food & shelter from those who can’t help themselves, Paul Ryan? Those who ascribe to this and similar beliefs have lost their way and are very very very far away from the nurturing Spirit.



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What’s Wrong With U.S.?

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Students From Overseas Flock to the U.S. Colleges

I am all for diversity at universities having greatly profited from my time at Stanford as an undergraduate. I met people from all parts of the world who broadened my cultural and social horizon tremendously and have enriched me eternally. The article above, however, highlights a significant problem in our society. It’s two-fold.

OUR kids are either not making the grade and/or cannot afford to study…

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