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Remind me why a bandaid over a festering wound is better?

Something is not always better than nothing. In fact, when you leave a wound to fester, all that a band-aid does is seal in the infection, making the wound worse.

And so with what we laughingly call the "health" "care" "system". Read more about Remind me why a bandaid over a festering wound is better?

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Forwarding address

I've resumed posting at my old site, accessed via either "http://vastleft.blogspot.com" or "http://www.vastleft.com."

I hope to see you over there. Please add me to your RSS feeds, blogrolls, etc., if you're into such things.

I have one more post planned for Correntewire in the near future. Stay tuned.... Read more about Forwarding address

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"A Complex Battle for the Control of Iran's Wealth"

Professor Behzad Yaghmian's article in Counterpunch gives the sharpest analysis of the situation I've yet to read.

The electoral theft, and the political violence that followed—what people call a coup d'état on the streets of Iran—was an orchestrated effort to contain the democracy movement. It was also an important step by the powerful Revolutionary Guards in a protracted war against Hashemi Rafsanjani for the control of Iran’s economy.

The Dartmouth Study: Oopsie

Some questions for your Senator on health care

Via tmpgary:

Senator______________. Have you ever been denied access to quality affordable health care?

Senator______________. Did you know that the number of Americans without access to health care exceeds the entire population of Canada?

Senator______________. Since you receive government-funded health care, you have first hand experience. What do you think, does it work? Or do you find that Washington bureaucrats make it impossible for you to get quality care?

A lucid explanation of the Big Shitstorm (in the UK)

Great article in the London Review of Books. Balance sheets! RL still screaming, so very light posting from me. It's all great, but this, near the conclusion, struck me: Read more about A lucid explanation of the Big Shitstorm (in the UK)

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Fractures Elbow

Yahoo has a video, but I prefer the BBC version of the story (even over Reuters) as it gives more detail. Mrs. Clinton was injured in a fall Wednesday.

She is expected to resume her regular schedule shortly, but must undergo surgery. (Ms. Sotomayor's ankle, Ms. Clinton's elbow ... what is going on???) Read more about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Fractures Elbow

One possible solution I would offer to you - this could save a lot of money - is just get rid of the sick people!

Dr Richter is being totally snarky, of course, but her point is that while only a few of us are ever expensively sick, we all expect the hospitals and doctors and nurses to be there when something bad happens to us. Read more about One possible solution I would offer to you - this could save a lot of money - is just get rid of the sick people!

Goto blog for hurricane coverage

SXM Private Eye is on St Maarten in the Caribbean, so they tend to keep close watch.

From this post on The Agonist. I'd say shine a light on this blog so he has a little protection, too. Read more about Goto blog for hurricane coverage

Kennedy? Kennedy who? Gibbs distances WH from Ted's healthcare bill--How soon they forget....

Caro at Make Them Accountable * has this tidbit in a great aggregation of healthcare related news items, ranging from economists' takes to this from Jake Tapper about Gibbs' written statement declaring WH independence from Kennedy's bill:

"This is not the Administration’s bill," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in a statement following the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of Sen. Ted Kennedy's health care reform legislation, "and it's not even the final Senate Committee bill."

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LIAR

Dick Cheney says torture works. Dick Cheney says torture saved American lives. Dick Cheney says torture was only used on hardened terrorists. Read more about LIAR

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