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So You Think You Have Health Insurance?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Take a look at this video titled "Insurance Jive" - it dramatizes the way that insurance companies in California have begun making a systematic practice of illegally cancelling people's policies if they actually have the nerve to get sick; in the actual case portrayed in the video, Health Net cancelled ...

WHO Updates AIDS Model - Guess Who Attaches Moral Judgement?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

The inclination to view natural disasters and disease as signs of God's wrath remains a frightening demonstration of the dangers of religious dogma. Time and again, a vocal group of religious leaders attribute these tragedies to the morality of those affected. One long standing example is HIV/AIDS, though there are ...

Late-Term Abortion: The Human Side of the Tragedy

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Mention “late-term abortion” and your typical Biblewipe will go ballistic. Out spews the fire and brimstone, along with images of a spoiled self-absorbed slut who carries a baby for five months and then casually decides “ugh, I think I’ll get an abortion instead, hey you wanna get stoned?” The true story ...

The Health of a Nation

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I am going to concede right here at the beginning that what I am about to say is based on nothing more than the view of a couple of pictures, conjecture and imagination. However, just like there may be no truth in it at all there also exists the possibility ...

National Self-Examination Day?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

The NY Times posted this intriguing story about why we human beings inflict pranks, humiliation, and degradation on each other, the varied motives we have ranging from malice to a fond spirit of fun, and the different ways we react to being on the receiving end running the gamut from ...

Living Life On Death’s Game Board

Monday, March 31st, 2008

In the aftermath of my sisters serious illness this past week, I couldn’t help but share my contemplatio ns on life’s strange relationship with death. While we often do our best to avoid the subject, it consistently finds the means to inject itself into our consciousnes s. As she continues ...

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