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Category Archives: Health

Off the chart: US and world health care costs compared

A dramatic graphic recently put together at the National Geographic blog compares a selection of industrialized countries’ health care spending with their life expectancy. The US is literally off the … Continue reading

6 January, 2010 · Leave a comment

Scenes from the US healthcare debate

Thanks Ressentiment

16 August, 2009 · Leave a comment

The disappearing male

Stop the world, I want to get off. This is a disturbing CBC documentary entitled The Disappearing Male. It is a 44 minute video about a critically important, yet seldom … Continue reading

28 February, 2009 · 2 Comments

Occupied Bethlehem: How children are faring behind the Wall

Thanks to Richard Wiles for writing this heartrending Behind the Wall: ‘Medical Conditions caused by Political Decisions’. Wiles is a British photographer who regularly visits the occupied West Bank and … Continue reading

4 September, 2007 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"