So, Sunday morning before going to the 2nd day of Expo, we went to this place (photo courtesy TPWD):
which is a stone's throw from the recreation hall the CCC built at Lockhart State Park (Lockhart, by the by, is famous as the Barbecue Capital of Texas).
That rec hall overlook opens onto an area with more than a dozen cast-concrete picnic tables in the shade of Spanish-moss draped trees. It's an amazingly peaceful place. Read more about Sunday Morning Destination
Washington, DC. The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) became the 19th international union to endorse HR 676 after its Executive Board voted October 7th to endorse HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). The UWUA represents over
50,000 members working in the electric, gas, water, and nuclear industries across the United States.
Cover America Now will hold a rally next Monday prior to the presidential debate to push for health care reform. The rally -- you'll find the details here -- will take place 4 to 7 p.m. on October 6 on Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville.
If you go to this, please take some pics and write us a post. Read more about Action Alert: Health Care Rally in Nashville, TN
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.
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 more about Ike's legacy: Texas Game Wardens helping the elderly
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.
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 more about DEMONSTRATION AGAINST AHIP'S CONFERENCE ON MEDICAID AND MEDICARE
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.
I sure wish we had a country where this was the norm. Read more about Meanwhile, elsewhere ...
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.
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!
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 more about Flooring it Yourself
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.