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Positive, Forward Looking Post: What We Must All Try to Do in the Coming Depression

Uplifting and motivating.

We’re making healthy food affordable to everyone.”

Growing Power started in 1993, with Allen using teens in the Silver Spring neighborhood to grow food at its retail store.

The organization grew from there, and in May, it expanded its program of selling grocery bags of fruit and vegetables for $14 — enough produce to feed a family of four for a week.

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Hometown Hero (in the wrong color shirt): Cowboys 27, Packers 16

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Three down -- at Lambeau Field, of all places -- where Dallas never won before, and Tony Romo only went twice before,

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Ike's legacy: Texas Game Wardens helping the elderly

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In Texas the state has a department of Parks and Wildlife. In times like the last week (Hurricane Ike, tropical storm Lowell), the State Game Wardens are, literally, lifesavers.
Hurricanes are emergencies. State agencies help people evacuate. TP&WD is no exception. Read below the fold...

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League of Women voters endorses single payer health care

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League supports universal health care

The League of Women Voters endorse the efforts of Illinois State Rep. Mary Flowers, chief co-sponsor of HB 311, The Health Care for All Illinois Act; U.S. Rep. John Conyors of Michigan, chief sponsor of HR 676, Guaranteed Health Care for All Americans Act; and all other organizations and individuals working to build support through education and advocacy on the health care crisis in the United States, and a practical solution.

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DEMONSTRATION AGAINST AHIP'S CONFERENCE ON MEDICAID AND MEDICARE

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Healthcare-NOW! and the single-payer movement needs your support in Washington DC Monday, September 22nd! In addition to the 2nd Annual Health Care Justice Vigil at the Capitol Reflecting Pool at 6pm, Single-Payer Activists will be demonstrating at the the American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Conference on Medicaid and Medicare. Read below the fold...

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Meanwhile, elsewhere ...

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There's a story around Dallas about a young man stopping to help a couple struggling with a flat tire Sunday night.
(hat tip to bringiton)
I sure wish we had more stories about deeds like this.
I sure wish we had more young men like this.
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Recall Schwarzenegger!

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POTENTIAL SCHWARZENEGGER RECALL? GREAT HEALTHCARE OPPORTUNITY??

In a season of wild stories, here’s the next one: Governor Arnold is facing a recall, just as his state is falling apart and some crucial healthcare bills are waiting to be signed. This new threat to his term opens a window of opportunity to push some of those bills through.

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NYC Single Payer Action Alert

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9/6 MON: non-profit & single-payer healthcare leafleting

Please join the Coalition Against Privatization at the Labor Day Parade, Saturday September 6, 2008 at 9:30am.

CAP members will be using the Labor Day Parade as an outreach opportunity to distribute leaflets to marchers and on-lookers about the for-profit conversion of GHI and HIP, as well as healthcare as a human right and single-payer bill HR 676. Join us for the festivities!

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Flooring it Yourself

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So, sadly, the growing season is winding down and harvest time will soon be here. I expect many of us will be very busy. But after the last of the cans and dried herbs have been put up, it'll be time for me to return to the indoor project list. This year's first job: putting a proper floor on a 10x12 concrete basement surface. It's my office, and it's damn cold in the winter. I'd like to change that. Read below the fold...

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Letter to the Concord Monitor: support HR 676

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Why not single-payer?

HR676 is a publicly financed, privately delivered, improved and expanded Medicare for all. It provides comprehensive health care services, including preventive, dental, vision, mental health, prescription drugs, long term care, among others. No deductibles, no co-pays. Your choice of physicians and hospitals. Comprehensive coverage would certainly "fit all." Out-of-control increases in premiums fit nobody.

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Choosing One's Words Carefully

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Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog.

Via Jay Livingston at Montclair Socioblog, a beautiful short film that won in Cannes. Read below the fold...

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Physicians for a National Health Program in the news

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Consider the case for a national health program

The words "socialized medicine" are like stink bombs. Drop them into a discussion of health care reform, and everyone runs for the door.

So let's try another phrase. How about "Medicare for all"?

Leon Zoghlin and Peter Mott have been members of Physicians for a National Health Program for decades. And when they talk about reform, they mean Medicare for all. It's been working well for senior citizens since the 1960s. Why not share the good?

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City of Austin backs 'single-payer' health plan

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Sometimes we win one:

AUSTIN, Texas - Affirming that “every person deserves access to affordable, quality health care” and noting that area residents are not getting it, the Austin City Council called today for the enactment of a nonprofit, single-payer national health insurance program.

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