Thursday, January 30, 2014

By two Salemites! The Health Care Movie!

By two residents here in Salem!  A terrific movie about how a country much like our own overcame the power of special interest money and gave all its citizens full, universal access to health care by fixing a broken financing system that excluded the poor . . . the system that is still killing thousands of us annually in the US.

Look for a showing here in Salem this Spring!  And go the HealthCareMovie.Net to buy your own copies and spread them around!

A Forecast of Our Energy Future; Why Common Solutions Don’t Work | Our Finite World

If you want to understand why every dollar wasted on Bridgasaurus Boondogglus is being stolen from our very hides, read this cool, clear-eyed analysis of our predicament vis a vis energy and other resource limits.

And the $400-$800+ million Bridgasaurus is the least of it -- For that matter, we are very unlikely to pass even the $70+ million dollar bond for a new police HQ. Indeed, it's a good bet that we are never going to build anything at the scale of the City Hall bunker from the 70s again, at least without defaulting on it afterwards.

Food security is the emerging critical issue. Three days after the trucks stop delivering, the stores are out of food.