By popular demand... I have a common household remedies request.
What's the best posture to meditate? Is there one?
I'm really not sure I'd be able to use the lotus posture, because the sound of cracking bones and the pain would really be a distraction.
NOTE And do the meditation sites, when posting pictures, really have to use beautiful women in tank tops for models? Doesn't that work against the whole concept? At least for some people? Read below the fold...
[Welcome, OL readers. Since I've been banned from OL, I won't be able to keep posting links to single payer activism like this. Please feel free to stop by here. -- lambert]
Clever media strategy from Mobilization for Health Care For All, going for local coverage. That circumvents the "progressive" media blackout, as well as the blackouts by the administration, the FKDP, and our famously free press. Links:
Nice list of links:
Press Coverage from 10/28:
San Francisco Chronicle:
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Read below the fold...
1(3) NO BAILOUTS.—In no case shall the public health insurance option receive any Federal funds for purposes of insolvency in any manner similar to the manner in which entities receive Federal funding under the Troubled Assets Relief Program of the Secretary of the Treasury.
Craig Murray. His bottom line:
[A]lmost everything you see about Afghanistan is a cover for the fact that the actual motive is the pipeline they wish to build over Afghanistan to bring out Uzbek and Turkmen natural gas which together is valued at up to $10 trillion, which they want to bring over Afghanistan and down to the Arabian Sea to make it available for export.Read below the fold...
What Ian Welsh said:
Too many folks are dancing with the Devil, because he or she is a Democrat. Let me repeat one more time, Barack Obama and this Democratic Congress have given the richest people and corporations in America trillions of dollars, have packed the administration with neo-liberals and Goldman Sachs cronies, and are on track to pass a health care bill, which, whether it has a “public option” in it or not, is a regressive tax on the middle class, which will directly be handed over to the health industry.Read below the fold...
Coping with a certain amount of bullshit is part of the human condition, I feel. But right now, is there so much bullshit that it's literally not possible to process it? Because that really would be "too much."
I'm leaning toward "yes." It's been the whole [a|the] [Federalist]? [strong|robust]? public [health insurance]? [option|plan] thing that's done it too me, I think. It's like my bullshit detector and filters are both clogged. Read below the fold...