Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

A sign displaying how the American social system is rotten

2007-03-02

This boy died because of an abscessed tooth; his mother couldn’t pay Medicaid, so hence the boy died.

He died after telling his mother to “make sure you pray before you go to sleep.”

The US government: outrageous civil liberties of 2006

2006-12-30

Apart from executing Saddam Hussein and hence, letting his former friends run scot free, here‘s a list of the 10 biggest violations against civil liberties that have been committed in 2006, according to Slate. Among them are the following mentionables:

  • Guantánamo Bay
  • Congressional threats to appoint an inspector general to oversee federal judges
  • The FBI’s TALON database shows the government has been spying on nonterrorist groups
  • This government program has us FedEx-ing unindicted terror suspects abroad for interrogation/torture
  • Attempt to Get Death Penalty for Zacarias Moussaoui

Blair: if you’re anti-USA, you’re mad

2006-03-27

According to this article from The Guardian, Tony Blair, anti-americanism is "madness", although admitting the US could be a "difficult friend to have". From the article:

[…]the prime minister paid tribute to the Australians for joining in the "global struggle" against terror, likening it to their joining the war against the Nazis.

Interesting, considering that the US government, per definition, is the biggest terrorist state in many decades. Oh, how the English bulldog is strangled in its leash.

Aids leaves 9m African children without mothers

2006-03-20

The AIDS-epidemic rages on in Africa, and people should start caring. From this article by Owen Bowcott, published in The Guardian today:

Nine million children in Africa will spend Mother’s Day this year with no one to cherish because they have lost their mothers to Aids, according to a British charity. The figure is equivalent to the total number of children in the United Kingdom under the age of 13.

In a report published today entitled Missing On Mother’s Day, the charity Save the Children says additional funds must be channeled towards millions more youngsters missing out on school in order to care for sick and dying parents.