☛ The D.C. march for science will be the most wonderfully nerdy demonstration ever
Scientists are taking a cue from last week's Women's Marches and planning their own protests in Washington, D.C., and far beyond.
Tyee Poll: Is Nationalizing Journalism the Way to End Fake News?
Hedge-fund billionaires are wringing the last drops of profit out of Canadian media organizations (cough... Postmedia... cough) before sending them out to pasture entirely — according to Crawford Kilian in a recent op-ed for The Tyee.
Why don't the Northeastern and the Northwestern states secede from the u.S. and join Canada? The improved and expanded Canada might divide itself - for administrative purposes - into semi-autonomous East Canada and West Canada. The new Canadians would, of course, enjoy the benefits of Canada's health care system.
"Another example was provided recently by Fox News. They conducted a poll asking who is the most popular political figure in the country. In the lead, by a very large margin, was Bernie Sanders -- even more so among the young, the hope for the future.
Screw you sick people!
Is this sinking in yet? I speak largely to the trolls and fence sitters who believe that anything good can come from this clusterf—k that minimally passes for a white house administration. Our national dumpster fire.
I heard your discussion of financing for Canada's healthcare. One source is a general sales tax that is applied to meals at restaurants, probably other non-essential products and services.
CNN this past weekend had two commentators talk very briefly about Benie Sanders' push for a Medicare for all, single payer healthcare system. With no discussion, both of them agreed and stated as fact that this was not feasible because it would cost over $1T [I assume that was above beyond Obamacare - but that was not clarified]. From listening to your show, I was under the impression that a single payer system would actually save around $850B [my numbers could be off].
Hi, I heard you talk about resistbot on your show over the weekend. The guardian did some research and wrote a piece on it. It is legit. Here's the link. Thanks!
The Resistance Now: robots join the movement
I have followed Thom's Blog and his radio show since Jan, 2016. This was in preparation for the 2016 primaries (in which I supported Bernie Sanders) and for the entire election year of 2016 (frankly impressed by Thom's prescience in warning us that we should not take anything for granted about who the winner would be in the 2016 election). However, on healthcare, I cannot agree. I am an OB/GYN physician for 34 years.
When you play chess, or Stratego if you wish, how you move each piece is crucial. Just refusing to play, or objecting to how the opponent is deceiving you, only turns you into a loser. You have to use your wits, and not just use how they are deceiving you, but use what truths they may unintentionally reveal against them.
That's the checkmate equation.
As I sit here on the eve of my 66th birthday, I feel the fire of the '68 convention! On the heels of the failed tRumpcare proposal, these feckless R's will be out for blood to get even. All the Real American Democratic Progressive Patriots must end the ACA celebration and tighten their bootstraps for the next round.