August 20, 2004

a few links, or, why all is bad in the world

"Sick Without a Safety Net: Access to the American health care system is a luxury item for young adults" - on a personal note, I'm still dealing with "lost purchasing power" as a direct result of high hospital bills incurred from not having health coverage in my early twenties.

This is really getting out of control - smaller companies are reducing or completely doing-away with health coverage for their employees, hospitals and emergency rooms are closing down (news of one in the local area closing down was on the local news this very morning), and people (like my two brothers, each in their early-to-mid twenties) are going without the health care they need.

"Saving the Vote", NYT op-ed by Paul Krugman, on why we should all be concerned about the upcoming national election in November. For the first time in my life as a registered voter, I'm considering submitting an absentee ballot.

"Catholic Church Says Girl's Communion Not Valid: An 8-year-old girl who suffers from a rare digestive disorder and cannot eat wheat has had her first Holy Communion declared invalid because the wafer contained no wheat, violating Roman Catholic doctrine." - no fucking comment needed.

Iraqi soccer players angered by Bush campaign ads: "Iraq as a team does not want Mr. Bush to use us for the presidential campaign," Sadir told SI.com through a translator, speaking calmly and directly. "He can find another way to advertise himself"

Happy Friday!!


posted by julie at August 20, 2004 09:28 AM


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