Archives: 2009 August

The Health Care Divide – The Republic versus A Democracy; Which Will We Choose?

August 30th, 2009, No Comments

The Senate appears to be considering the ramifications of pretending we live in a democracy instead of a republic. Tired of the health care battle, in which there will assuredly be no survivors of that old, ‘wheel and deal’ process, there may actually be an old-fashioned vote in which the majority rules. Fancy that. The […]

In Corporations We Trust – NOT ; More discussion with the WSJ

August 29th, 2009, No Comments

The author of the story about the Scotts company entering the ‘naturals’ market replied to my letter to her editor most generously (see my last blog entry). She discussed her understanding of the issues I had raised and I have no doubt that she grasps many of the issues involved. However, not being a particularly […]

In Corporations We Trust… along with other abused metaphors and idioms

August 23rd, 2009, No Comments

Even the most enthusiastic of capitalists knows the truth behind the Latin phrase, “Caveat Emptor’ or “Buyer Beware.” Street-smart people have always touted the wisdom of carefully evaluating the quality of the products you acquire in sale or trade. One of our older American-English idioms warns us against buying something sight unseen: a pig in […]

Health Care Reform: People Already Have the Right to See a Doctor Without Charge

August 17th, 2009, No Comments

but some of us feel it ought to be a primary care physician first, instead of a coroner.

Barack Obama’s Op-Ed: Why We Need Health Care Reform

August 16th, 2009, No Comments

It is fitting that my 200th post to this blog be about President Obama’s op-ed column in today’s N.Y. Times regarding health care reform. My submitted comments to that forum were as follows in comment #567. Last time I looked, there were over 700 comments on this article. It is wonderful to see so many […]

Healthier Air Quality in Your Home – A Lifestyle Choice Indeed!

August 7th, 2009, No Comments

The American Medical Association informs us that our rates of poor health in this country are highly correlated with ‘life-style’. That message really refers to choices in diet, exercise and personal habits like drinking or smoking. Yet, that is just the tip of the iceberg if we really look at the science and listen to […]

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