Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It...– Info: Banned Books Week (via shorterexcerpts) (via taramarie) (via kaytee) (via soupsoup)
More Americans die of lack of health insurance than terrorism, homicide, drunk...– Medicare for All: Yes We Can (via azspot) (via evangotlib) (via apsies)
What we are talking about here is access to healthcare. We are talking about...– Margaret and Helen (via thesmarttart) (via apsies)
Letters to the Editor →
via South Fl Daily Blog from the Miami Herald’s Letters to the Editor “How to stop flooding The south end of Miami Beach floods each time this year from high tides that flow into the drainage system that exits the seawalls around South Beach. The city is spending $1 million to study how to overhaul the system and wants to spend 100 times more to implement it. The city can send me...
A good leg will fall; a straight back will stoop; a black beard will turn white;...– William Shakespeare, Henry V (via apsies)
This is definitely one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of, just coming...– Giants RB Brandon Jacobs on Sunday Night’s epic win over Dallas in their new stadium’s debut. (via thegreg)
You’re a damn quarterback! You know what that means? It’s the top spot, kid....– Any Given Sunday (via filmquotes)
Sometimes I forget who I'm talking to.
Me: Guess what, UM is ranked #9.
Gissi: For architecture.
Me: No. Football.
Gissi: Oh. For college... that's good... right.
8 years later the 9-12 project has been reduced to a movement of no Blacks, no...– Margaret and Helen (via thesmarttart) (via apsies)
It was less like West Wing and more like The Office.– Matt Latimer on working for G.W. Bush (via soupsoup) (via frangry) (via starline)
Health Insurers Consider A Caesarean-Section... →
robot-heart-politics: apsies:notemily: They’re not even trying to pretend it’s about “health” anymore. “The point of insurance is to insure against catastrophic care costs. That’s what you’re trying to aggregate and pool for such things as heart attacks and cancer,” said an Anthem Blue Cross spokesman. “Having a child is a matter of choice. Dealing with an adult onset illness, such as...
Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are...– J.D. Salinger (via capricious)
My Experience With The United Healthcare Death...
daleena:indieandyy: codykniffen: Please read the whole thing… it’ll take five minutes of your busy day. (reblogged via ericvictorino) I know a lot of younger people who think this health care debate doesn’t concern them. Why should they care? For the most part they are healthy - in their minds they are practically invincible. They aren’t thinking about high premiums, co-pays, deductibles, bills...
I bought these Star Wars sheets but they turned out to be much too stimulating...– Sheldon Cooper (via maeby)
Drive through the backroads of Georgia at night while you’re low on gas,...– Brittny on risk taking.
There are more women in this world than men. Either they wanna be alone or they...– Brittny, in regards to social ineptness in the case of the latter.
Support for Obama's plans jumped 14% among those... →
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I know that sometimes, you get the sense from TV that you can be rich and...– Obama speech to school children: ‘You make your own future’ - CNN.com (FULL TEXT) (via apsies)
If God woulda come up into your kitchen, this is what it would taste like.– Brittny, on Mary Mac’s Tea Room
Child Left Behind. →
(via jonathanmangual) “Time after time, when the choice has come down to books versus bars, our political leaders have chosen to build bigger prisons rather than figuring out how to have fewer kids in them. How is it that we are willing to spend so much on kids once they are found guilty of crimes but so little when they are still innocent? What kind of society spends more than 10 times...
Correction: 60 people die a day from lack of...
squashed: Yesterday, I wrote that 49 Americans die each day due to lack of health insurance. A more accurate number is 60—and even that number is dated. The number comes from this article on a report that analyzed the different death rates between the insured and uninsured in specific age groups. I simply broke the 2006 annual rate into a daily rate and rounded down. Earlier I inadvertently used...
Miami Beach INcard →
If you live on Miami Beach or hang out here, there’s this card that gets you discounts. They have two, one for residents and one for visitors. If you are a resident of Miami Beach some of the restaurants give up to a 17.5% discount. Every little bit helps right? There’s lots of other stuff too. Check it out. The card is free and there’s no fee.