The big news this week swirls around the now Officially Failed horrible Republican “health care bill.” A prime reason for its failure is that the GOP cannot scrape up enough warm bodies to pass it. Prior to the recent defections of two more Senators, one of whom cannot support it because it’s too liberal, is the mysterious illness of Senator John McCain, R-AZ.
Mr. McCain, 81, is recovering from surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ, where he had a blood clot removed from somewhere in his skull. ”Above the eye,” is what the media says, but looking at the structures “above the eye,” I only see places in the skull: the frontal sinuses being the most proximal. Why anyone would have a blood clot there will remain a mystery until someone reveals it.
But never mind that. I want to talk about HOW John McCain got his…
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Declaration of Independence, 1776
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Some cats are never just happy being a cat. They try to be dogs, they try to be humans and some of them even try to be hamsters. Yes, some cats really do go all out to show their human owners they are more fun than any stupid hamster… Ten Crazy Cats Who Think They…
Top 10 Crazy Flavours of Mints That You Won’t Want to Suck onHaving a small pack of mints in your pocket is always handy for those emergency moments when your breath might stink and you need to freshen up. But make sure you don’t accidently buy any of these flavours as they have the opposite…
I posed this question in honor of Mental Health Month in my Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses group and FB page Mental Health Advocates. Here are some answers (anonymously):
- Health care coverage, insurance! More people working the field that know what they are doing!
- Better training or vetting for mental health case workers
- Access to care. To explore new possibilities with hallucinations
- Money, money, money into the right hands. Having mounds of money, endless pockets, would allow everything to happen that is needed.
The laws most of them are made under the impression they are helping them but in the long run it hurts them and the families!! Easier accessibility for apptsMore advocates to change laws! Evidenced Based Practices need to be taught & implemented.Supported employment! We need to provide more career choices and opportunities so that those with mental illnesses can…
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The Top 10 Tallest People to Have Ever LivedDead or still alive, these are the ten tallest people to have ever lived. They are the true giants amongst men as they are all males. But it doesn’t matter what sex they are, what I will be finding out is where they are from and just…
I have a confession: since the election, instead of meditating first thing in the morning, I’ve been obsessing over the news.
It’s a terrible habit. I can see the negative effect it has on my bodymind. I need to Just. Say. No.
Problem is, this is not mere news voyeurism. This is eye-opening, consciousness-raising, holy-fuck-what-could-they-possibly-be-thinking revelations about the minds of My Fellow Americans.
Here, from one of my favorite medicine/science/tech news outlets, is a revealing piece on what a few handsful of voters have to say about the new “repeal and replace” iteration that has just passed the House.
For all y’all who hail from ports afar, this is about the current Administration’s effort to purge the government, and by extension the health insurance system, of “big government.” What is Big Government, you ask? From my observations, it seems to mean “any regulations that protect consumers and/or the environment.”
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[photo credit: flickr user George Chelebiev] Whenever you see your mother, she belittles you, emotionally abuses you, treats you like a peasant, and demands to be fawned over like a queen. After you spend time with her, whether in person or on the phone or even reading an email from her, you feel very, very tiny and insignificant.
You hurt inside, where no one can see. You are invisibly cut and scarred again and again.
You can hardly remember more than a handful of times (if that) when you enjoyed your mother’s company. You can’t even really recall feeling nurtured or loved unconditionally.
Yet you have spent your entire life trying to find the mythical and magical key that will open her heart to you and unleash the maternal love you’ve always longed for.
Deep in your heart, you suspect that there is no key. It’s not your fault; it’s…
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Top 10 Superstitions Around The WorldWhether you’re keen on black cat avoidance, living in a home with no mirrors or simply holding onto a container of salt for dear life whenever possible, superstitions are common among people worldwide. Some superstitions are stranger than others, though. In this post, we take a look at 10 superstitions…