Monday, June 15, 2009

Healthy Wallets

They may say they 'protect' the border, but once you cross the border it's every man, woman and child for themselves.

Kinda like anti-abortionist.

And they killed a 9 year old in cold blood.

And they were big supporters of the Tea Bagging.

Yeah, feelin' much safer with redneck vigilantes patrolling the border.

Minuteman leader arrested for double homicide


Texas: Libertarian paradise.

Dying to Build by Melissa del Bosque - construction, safety, Texas:

"A construction worker dies in Texas every 2 1/2 days. No other state in the country has as many construction-related deaths: 142 fatalities were reported in 2007, up from 131 the year Puerto died, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s most recent statistics. The causes are far from mysterious: lax enforcement of labor and safety regulations, too many overtime hours without rest breaks and a lack of safety training and equipment."

Money grubbing motherfuckers.

A.M.A. Opposes Government-Sponsored Health Plan -

"WASHINGTON — As the health care debate heats up, the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan, which President Obama and many other Democrats see as an essential element of legislation to remake the health care system."

Money grubbing... see above.

Dr. Chris McCoy: Dear AMA: I Quit!:

"Dear American Medical Association,

I recently had the opportunity to read your response to the Senate Finance Committee proposal for health care reform, and it is clear to me that I cannot remain a member in your organization. Please remove my name from your membership rolls, effective immediately.

In reading the response, I was frustrated and disheartened by the fact that you couldn't get through the second paragraph before bringing up the issue of physician reimbursement. This merely highlights how the AMA represents a physician-centered and self-interested perspective rather than honoring the altruistic nature of my profession. As a physician, I advocate first for what is best for my patients and believe that as a physician, as long as I continue to maintain the trust and integrity of the profession, I will earn the respect of my community. The appropriate financial compensation for my endeavors will follow in kind."

Public plan or bust.

Ezra Klein - Health Care Reform for Beginners: The Many Flavors of the Public Plan:

"Enter the public insurance option. It doesn't replace the insurance individuals already rely on. But it provides an alternative. It lets them make the decision. It's the health care equivalent of being pro-choice. And it thus serves two purposes. The first is to act as a public insurer. To use market share to bargain down the prices of services, much as Medicare does. To lower administrative costs. To operate outside the need for profit, and quarterly results. The Commonwealth Fund estimated that this would result in savings of 20%-30% over traditional private insurance:"

Who needs formal health care anyway if you are a self starter.

Teen diagnoses her own disease in science class -


There are a couple of hundred birds like this in SF. I use to get tagged at USF all of the time by one mean-ass bird who resided on Golden Gate Ave.

This is the first one with a blog, though.

Bird In San Francisco Smacks Unsuspecting Pedestrians In The Head (VIDEO)


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