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Culture, healing, politics and bullshit - Not necessarily in that order

The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


Friday, August 07, 2009

And It Comes To This...


Bananas said...

You know what I say. And it won't stop until somebody dies and probably not even then.

Bananas said...

Oh, one other thing...what really needs to happen is, in a very high profile State with progressive thinking people, they need to recall a Republican Congressman. That will make folks stand up and notice.

Gallis said...

As a Canadian, let me say this: no, our system is not perfect, but we have made a fundamental decision as a society that having individuals [and by extension their families] going bankrupt because they happen to get a major illness is not something that we want. Americans, one way or another, will need to make this same choice - and live with its consequences either way. To my mind, there's way to much focus on what a universal system will cost. A better question to ask, is what is it costing you now?

Another good discussion of the issue is here:

Dr. Andre Picard from the Globe & Mail looking at the strength and weaknesses of both the Canadian and US systems