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Our Flawed Healthcare System

It’s been over a year since my mother’s accident and the Australian government is still paying all the bills. All the time in the ICU, all the surgeries and still paying for recovery. Incredible that the US government spends more on health care per person than the Australian and for all that spending most people…

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The abolition of work

“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We…

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corporate media

Your children are being conditioned to nag you for more stuff. Dissatisfaction is key to driving consumption. Yet we wonder how we’re a both a rich nation and increasingly depressed. Please don’t subject your children to this madness. In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. Now Obama…

Overdiagnosed

Excellently done medical documentary. There are so many drivers to do more testing and more treatment. Patient wishes, fear of lawsuit, monetary compensation. We do, do, do and spend, spend, spend and fight, fight, fight but perhaps we do too much. For all we spend America lags in health results. How can more testing and…

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Vaccinations

The medical establishment has lost considerable trust due to financial relations with the drug industry. However, on vaccinations the data has consistently shown no link between vaccinations and autism. The only exception is Wakefield’s data which has been shown to be fraudulent. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/4/456.full. Thimerosol was removed from childhood vaccines in 1999, but autism continued to…

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Road 2 Liberty

Our freedom, starts by granting freedom to others. This is a lot more difficult than itsounds. The place I find myself most prone to the instinct to control is within my own family. Trying to control others, even for “their own good” is a root of all kinds of evil. I want to dictate to…

Mentally Ill Individuals or Societal Systems?

When we diagnosis an adult or child as mentally ill, we are also diagnosing our society as mentally well. What if we’ve got it backwards? The percentage of Americans disabled by “mental illness” has increased dramatically since 1955. A large survey of randomly selected adults, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and…