Tag: Bad Health

No Hope, Out of Love, Out of My Mind for 5 June 2009

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them. — Buddha

Early on in his (I use the term most loosely) administration, wasn’t Beloved Leader pretty damn popular? Given his bullshit policies and betrayal of the American people, it’s quite possible the love for Obama will be as fleeting as that for Beloved Leader.

Speaking of which, if it’s true that GM’s workers are being screwed by the Obamaite in charge… well, it shouldn’t really be much of a surprise, should it?

See here all the poisons we slap on our faces and bodies.

This is awesome!

And speaking of awesome, the pathological greed of the destroyers of the economy is pretty damn awesome as well. These people weren’t our best and the brighest but simple sociopaths — who Obama clearly feels are the ones who need true help as opposed to, you know, an impoverished middle class in a consumer society. (But you know, he just wants to get the economic numbers up enough to get re-elected, he doesn’t care about fixing anything substantive or structural.)

Read here how one congressman brings home the bacon.

Fine: The first zero-G wedding is planned; but when’s the first zero-G honeymoon?

This should not be news: Major colleges lie and worse to boost their “ratings”.

WTF: Russia probing Microsoft for improprieties.

Great moments in the world’s greatest health care system: Computers go down, the ill and injured get turned away from ERs. Tell me that makes sense! Tell me that society’s cumulative intelligence is so low you can’t even call it intelligence.

You know leaking secrets, even en masse, is OK when it’s the GOP betraying and endangering our nation.

See what’s on Obama’s Crackberry(R) here.

Awww! See and hear apes laugh here!

(Click on the image to see it legibly and for the story.)

This is awesome-cool, this is moreso.

Tiananmen @ 20.

I can’t believe this is kosher.

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One of Beloved Leader’s Final Accomplishments: The Right of Medical Personnel to Allow You to Die

The HHS regulations were a last minute, hastily executed, unconstitutionally vague, attempt by Bush to repay his only loyal constituency left, the religious right wing. The regulations attempt to expand health care workers right to “consciously object” to the broadest array of health care services imaginable, basically anything, even in medical emergencies. They can, in other words, refuse to provide you medical care, because it offends them! It opens the door to many patient abuses, shreds state laws and contradicts federal discrimination statutes. Healthcare workers would be able to withhold information from a patient about healthcare options without the patient even knowing that any information is being withheld. Patients can be refused referrals if the healthcare worker objects to the care they’re seeking somewhere else.[more]

Success Stories of the World’s Greatest Health System

What’s the great part about unaffordable?

If anyone needs any more evidence that the American healthcare system is broken, consider the birth of Kathryn Darling, the new daughter of one Starla D. Darling, 27, of Ashland, OH.

Laid off from her job at a cookie factory, where she’d worked for eight years, the expectant mother took medicine to induce labor two days before her health insurance would expire in hopes she would not be stuck with the bill for the delivery. She ended up having an emergency C-section and still getting the bill.

As Darling told the New York Times:  “When I heard that I was losing my insurance, I was scared. I remember that the bill for my son’s delivery in 2005 was about $9,000, and I knew I would never be able to pay that by myself.” [more]