Saturday, June 4, 2011

OpEdNews - Article: I Am A Dissident

OpEdNews - Article: I Am A Dissident: "I am a dissident. This term allows my government to ignore my opinions and also enables the rest of America to discount any or all of my opinions. I am also a 'conspiracy theorist', because I believe that more than one person in my government are colluding together in order to dupe the American people to believe things that are not true. Therefore, I am of no consequence. Anything I say can be attributed to the 'lunatic fringe'. I have been framed, that is, I have been relegated to the sidelines of any debate of consequence. I have been neatly packaged and categorized so that my opinions have no relevance."

Friday, June 3, 2011

Soren: A 'Living Exaltation' Gone, but not Easily Forgotten | This Can't Be Happening

Soren: A 'Living Exaltation' Gone, but not Easily Forgotten | This Can't Be Happening: "Our cat died two days ago.

Soren, a little female, orange and white with a long tail and soft but fairly short fur, was a spirited, willful, and very intelligent creature. She could be incredibly affectionate and also could turn on you, scratching or biting when bothered--and sometimes, with a nip on the foot or the hand, just for no reason at all except that she got bored with rubbing against it. (Last year, when I went to visit a dermatologist for a check-up for the first time, she looked at my hands and said, “You have a kitten don’t you?” I had to reply, “Um, well, a four-year-old cat, actually.”)"

Thursday, June 2, 2011

WikiLeaks Haiti Cables Paint Stark Picture of U.S. Priorities | AlterNet

WikiLeaks Haiti Cables Paint Stark Picture of U.S. Priorities | AlterNet: "n 1,918 new cables released by WikiLeaks, the United States' relationship to Haiti is laid bare—the maneuvering, the pressure, and the arrogance. The Nation is partnering with the Haitian weekly newspaper Haïti Liberté to produce several reports based on these cables, illuminating some of the many facets of this complex geopolitical struggle."

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

US healthcare: Profits before patients - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

US healthcare: Profits before patients - Opinion - Al Jazeera English: "When Stan Brock started Remote Area Medical (RAM) in 1985, never in his wildest dreams did he think his services would be needed in the United States, the wealthiest country in the world."