Rally for Public Healthcare, This Thursday, noon, downtown

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Rally for Public Healthcare, This Thursday, noon, downtown

Postby EmilyBee » July 7th, 2009, 3:25 pm

Hey folks! I'm fairly certain most of us have either been without health insurance at some time in our lives or have known people (hello, artists, writers, musicians, actors) who were not employed traditionally and did not have the wherewithal to purchase private insurance. A co-worker friend of mine sent this to me, and I thought I'd pass it on to you. Please come down and wave signs, then deliver a petition to the offices of the people who represent us in Washington.

Ken says: As a moveon.org volunteer, I’m organizing a rally at 9th and San Jacinto Thursday at noon. It’s in support of a public option in health care reform. As you probably know, reform means nothing without a public plan as an alternative to private insurance.

We’re going to wave signs and take a petition over to our senators in the federal plaza. Similar stuff happening around the country organized by moveon.


PM me if you're interested with your e-mail, and I'll pass it on to Ken, so you can get more specifics.
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Postby djpenn » August 13th, 2009, 9:56 pm

On a related note, this was stolen from a friend who stole it from FARK:

"This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy.

I then took a shower in the clean water provided by a municipal water utility.

After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC-regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like, using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

I watched this while eating my breakfast of U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time, as regulated by the U.S. Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank.

On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the U.S. Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and Fire Marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local police department.

And then I log on to the internet -- which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration -- and post on Freerepublic.com and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right."
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Postby Justin D. » August 14th, 2009, 10:43 am

I'm tempted to go if just to print out copies of what DJ posted and hand it out to any opposition trying to shout down those showing support of a new healthcare system, especially because of how that last line is likely so true for many of them.
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Postby Chelley » August 14th, 2009, 12:21 pm

djpenn wrote:On a related note, this was stolen from a friend who stole it from FARK:

"This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy.

I then took a shower in the clean water provided by a municipal water utility.

After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC-regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like, using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

I watched this while eating my breakfast of U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time, as regulated by the U.S. Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank.

On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the U.S. Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and Fire Marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local police department.

And then I log on to the internet -- which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration -- and post on Freerepublic.com and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right."


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Postby ashleylowe » August 14th, 2009, 6:51 pm

Thanks for the post DJ-perfect.
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