January 23, 2014

kirkwa:

And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

(via wrighteouslife)

January 16, 2014

Nuclear Testing.wmv

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing”the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.

(Courtesy of Dan Cote)

January 15, 2014
megustamemes:

FBI’s priorities.

megustamemes:

FBI’s priorities.

(via thecobrasnakee)

January 15, 2014

posttragicmulatto:

brooklynwaste:

setfabulazerstomaximumcaptain:

pine-cypress:

gynocraticgrrl:

"I think what we need is a colorblind society." Now folks, when you hear somebody say that you know you’re listening to a racist…

- Jane Elliot and Oprah Winfrey discussing racism in 1992 on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

THIS WAS IN

1992

NINETEEN FUCKING NINETY-TWO

Jane Elliot is the fucking truth

she goes “i know this maybe hard for you because white males are accustomed to telling people things not listening to people so let me break it down for you”

i have died and she has resurrected me

There was a time in the early 90’s where people were really talking about race and what it meant to be black.

(via christel-thoughts)

January 10, 2014
Underground Assault Rifle


Really! Look at this crap.

Happened across this as I happened across a conservative website.

January 10, 2014

January 10, 2014
@pushinghoops May I ask why this tweet was deleted?
socialwerq:

dreamtechgrrl:

kawrage:

Yes

oh shii…
unlearning all this bs continues to be a daily feat for me, but won’t stop/can’t stop…

I’m pretty outspoken and this is still an issue.

@pushinghoops May I ask why this tweet was deleted?

socialwerq:

dreamtechgrrl:

kawrage:

Yes

oh shii…

unlearning all this bs continues to be a daily feat for me, but won’t stop/can’t stop…

I’m pretty outspoken and this is still an issue.

(via brownwerkk)

January 10, 2014

The pros and cons of legal recreational pot

Denver Post Marijuana Editor breaks down the first week of legal marijuana in Colorado and what other states could expect from making the drug legal.

January 7, 2014
Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado… Now what?

January 7, 2014

Rachel Maddow - Anti-abortion Ohio legislator never thought about women