The Healthcare Albatross around our Necks

Below is a good, short excerpt from the longer documentary I linked from yesterday’s article — good for those with little time to spare. It focuses on the issue of how our inefficient, unaccountable, overpriced, profit-driven healthcare system is an albatross around our business sector’s neck, a point I used to make long before it became popular to promote universal healthcare. It is, in fact, only the particular profiteers within the healthcare market who see profit in this awful system of ours. They leech off everyone, including their fellow plutocrats in other industries. In the meantime, they make many of us working class people suffer and die:

(Note: home of both the short clip and the full documentary is the site Fix It Healthcare At The Tipping Point, a site where you also can get active)

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Insurance, Ethics, and a Swamp Creature (with Video)

There’s a good video getting insurance straight and outing one of our most reprehensible politicians (as he plays a wise teacher to sell his hypocrisy):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “AWKWARD: Paul Ryan Doesn’t Understand How Insurance Even Works”)

Now follows my angry rant with a bleeped word in it, because I just couldn’t contain myself in the face of someone so disgusting and utterly unworthy to live within the human covenant, leave alone living the rich life at our expense: Continue reading

Equal Opportunity is a Vague Memory on Both Sides of the Pond

Birth, not worth, determines life’s chances. … Upstairs-Downstairs kind of society.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “BBC Documentary Who Gets the Best Jobs”)

Note: I am not able to write more today since I have to work this weekend to try and save my stressful, low-pay day job (my stomach says it doesn’t want to go hungry)… Still, this is a good documentary. I hope you’ll enjoy it. It’s weekend-documentary time, after all. 😉

 

 

Where Do The Pieces of Our Wrecked Lives Go?

Long, but well worth watching (or read my short commentary below if you are short on time):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Gap Between Rich and Poor is Only Getting Wider”)

When, at a market, the pockets of everyone are picked, and a furtive figure sneaks off with his pockets flowing over with loot, what is the natural conclusion about where the vanished goods went?

Here is a reminder for the establishment: We, the common muck, the unwashed masses, as they seem to regard us from their high seats of money-based aristocracy, in other words, we the people, were born as definitely into this world as they were, and their efforts to deny us our due part of this world is heinous beyond all justification, no matter what establishment narrative they use. We have every right to fight back. It’s high time we do.

 

Cool 9 Minutes Jesse Ventura Speech

There may have been more good stuff in his speech than this 9 minute segment shows, but I haven’t found the whole speech. Interestingly, this clip was posted on Youtube in 2009!

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Jesse Ventura and his best patriot speech ever!!!.”)

Oh, and there is another, a written memo in this case. I haven’t been able to verify it well, but it is rousing and worth sharing, whether it’s from him or not:  Continue reading