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  •  I'll go read that as soon as I have some time. (0+ / 0-)

    I've done the Angry Activist thing -  it wore me down.  I've been trying so hard to lead with love first.  That Peace is always the appropriate response.  I can't be peaceful in the face of such monsters who WANT people to die.  Who WANT people to be sick, to be disabled, to be suffering.

    Monsters.  Terrorists.   They truly are RAPEpublicans.  They rape the schools, the earth, our rights, our very health.  The air we breathe....  

    I've been "scolded" for using such a term - but I think it's so fitting.  Hell, they even support rapists long before they'd support rape victims.  

    People have died and are still dying due this whole lack of health care.  People are homeless due to medical debt.  People are in crisis and this country is fighting over providing people with a choice and a chance to be healthy....

    The more I think on it - the more angrier I get.  

    Thank you for letting me vent a bit here.  I'm not even close to my Mom's side of the family due to my being a liberal heathen uppity woman ...  but it's just so damn disgusting that all this time this cancer has been living and spreading in her.  If only she had been able to go see somebody sooner.

    A fucking check up.... for fucksake.  

    "Love One Another" ~ George Harrison

    by Damnit Janet on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 09:34:49 PM PST

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    •  Janet, her experience is indeed tragic (1+ / 0-)
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      but that happens to those who have gold plated coverage too. My sister always had good coverage but when she went to the doctor for long lasting pain in her back she found out it was cancer eating her spine. It has metastasized from lung cancer but she had had no other symptoms. She too was in stage four and died not too long after.

      Insurance, even regular checkups don't detect cancer often until it is too late.

      Sorry about your cousin. She is far too young.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 10:54:26 AM PST

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    •  It might help, as far as focusing on love, (1+ / 0-)
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      to realize that probably most people on the right are not evil monsters. Most are not, I have to believe, but rather they just do not think about others, they think of their own financial situation and want to preserve all their income, not pay taxes that go to someone else. So they create a cocoon in which they see only that and downplay the needs of others. Do you think that may be true?

      I have relatives on the right who go to foreign countries to help poor people get medical care yet would not do that here. They separate these things out somehow.

      But the leaders, the Republicans in the know, many of those I do think are evil. They know what the results of their actions will be, they hear the arguments against what they do and they go forward anyhow. These people are in it for what they can personally get out of it --for their egos or their financial benefit.

      But I know what you mean. Sometimes we need a time away from it all, but when bad things are happening in govt., it's not easy to look away. I have the same problem.

      "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

      by Gorette on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 07:31:58 AM PST

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