Monday, June 1, 2009

Good Bye

For reasons beyond my control. I have been ordered to kill the blog.
This will be my last post.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Health Care Protest In Eureka



It started at 5 pm but I didn't get off work until after 5:30 so I got to the Humboldt County Courthouse just before 6 pm. I was handed a small hand bill that said:
PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY supports the right to health care. No nation can be healthy whose citizens are not healthy.

Call your Representative Mike Thompson 202-225-3311 and ask him to support the National Health Insurance Act HR 676

Call Senator Feinstein 202-224-3841 and ask her to support the Senate Companion Bill S 704
Call Senator Boxer 202-224-3553 with the same message.


An opinion piece by Star Parker in today's Times-Standard newspaper said that doctors didn't want this system, but doctors and nurses were behind today's event.

Star Parker supports the Republican plan that instead of covering everyone, would give tax breaks. What if you don't owe any taxes? Once again, a Republican program that favors insurance companies and those with jobs, money or that owe taxes.

The Democrats are also holding up Single Payer Health Care. Chairman of the Finance Committee, with jurisdiction over the major public health insurance programs, Democratic Senator, Max Bacus said he doesn't want to waste his time on S 704





Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rally for Single Payer Health Care Friday In Eureka

Doctors and nurses along with many others will put on a show at the Humboldt County Courthouse to educate people about the need for health care reform in the U.S.
The rally is set for Friday 5-29-09 that's tomorrow, today or in the past, depending on when you discovered this post.
Single Payer Health Care is the main subject of the rally and the public is invited to join in and participate.

H.R. 676 is the House Resolution that advocates for a single payer health system similar to Medicaid, that would cover all taxpayers and more.
We are already paying for the non insured, and we might as well include them as a part of the pool.
http://www.familiesusa.org/issues/uninsured/
Small business would be more competitive if the cost of their employee health care were not on their backs.
Rally tomorrow at 5;pm Friday 5-29-09
Be there,or enjoy for profit executives deciding which health care procedures they should provide to you based on their bottom line.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Arcata Stop The H-8 Rally







The Arcata rally was in full swing when I got there. People were gathered around the statue and taking turns speaking into a megaphone. After a while the crowd got mobile and marched around the plaza. Then more speakers, some more marching and chanting.

Eureka Anti Prop.H-8 Rally 5-26-09






Close to 100 people gathered at the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse today. The crowd assembled at 6pm when I took the picture, but grew while I spoke to some in the crowd.



Most of those I spoke to could believe that the California Supreme Court would uphold a proposition that takes rights away from a minority with a simple majority vote of the people.



As a Republic, California's system was supposed to keep this from happening.



The opinion is that this will be back before voters as soon as they can get the signatures on the petitions to qualify. Maybe as soon as 2010.



If a simple majority can take rights away, a simple majority can restore those rights.