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  1. The problem of millions of uninsured has existed in this country since—well, since forever. But as a running news story that the media paid attention to, for the last 25 or 30 years. I remember when the then-horrifying number was 15 million uninsured. Then 20 million, then 30 million, on up to the 46 million figure we often saw bandied about before the Affordable Health Care was enacted (10 million new Americans are insured as a result of it—a very respectable dent, for just one year). So, 30 years, a full generation, tens of millions of people adversely affected. And what, in all that time, has the Grand Old Party proposed to do about it all?

    Not. One. Thing. Republican presidents had (if we go back to 1984) 16 years to pass some kind of health-insurance law. But none of the three ever even proposed one. George W. Bush did pass his Medicare law, but that was about adding prescription-drug coverage for seniors; it didn’t insure any previously uninsured citizens. What the GOP did instead, of course, was to fight tooth-and-nail to stop the two Democratic attempts to insure more people, succeeding the first time, failing the second.

    And “tooth-and-nail” hardly begins to describe the demented and nearly sociopathic reality of Republican and conservative opposition to trying to make health insurance affordable for working-class people. Opposition to doing so has been one of the four grand accomplishments of the Republican Party of our time, which I would rank as follows, one scratched on each side of the obelisk: one, start disastrous wars and commit torture; two, make people despise the government; three, nearly cause a new Depression; and four, deny health insurance to as many people as possible, as aggressively and nastily as possible. It’s a grim record generally, and with regard to health care specifically, inarguably one that has promoted insalubriousness and suffering and, indeed, deaths that might have been avoided or delayed if people had had insurance.

  2. thegreatprivilegedmulatto:

kmachete:

motherfucking amazing

Wow.

Gadzooks!

    thegreatprivilegedmulatto:

    kmachete:

    motherfucking amazing

    Wow.

    Gadzooks!

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  3. Do you still perform autopsies on conversations you had lives ago?

    Donte Collins (via acertainculdesac)

    Oh totally.

    (via gatsbylives)

    Only every few hours or so.

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  4. You don’t measure love in time. You measure love in transformation. Sometimes the longest connections yield very little growth, while the briefest of encounters change everything. The heart doesn’t wear a watch - it’s timeless. It doesn’t care how long you know someone. It doesn’t care if you had a 40 year anniversary if there is no juice in the connection. What the heart cares about is resonance. Resonance that opens it, resonance that enlivens it, resonance that calls it home. And when it finds it, the transformation begins…

    Jeff Brown (via significances)

    Whoa. Thanks for posting this, sister. So true. 

    (via kickballrevolution)

    Oof. Right in the feels.

    (via kfedup)

    Beautiful

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  5. everydaycarry:

Warby Parker Ainsworth in Striped Chesnut
Mini Paris Notebook
Kindle Paperwhite
iPhone 5 & Kate Spade Cat Case
Car Key, House Keys, & Tokidoki x Marvel Frenzies Rogue Keychain
Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere
Diptyque Eau Rose Hand Lotion
Chanel Rouge Allure
Promise Ring, Midi Ring, Extra Hair Tie
Mini Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
Spotlight Turbo Rechargeable Flashlight in Purple
Kershaw Leek in Purple
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Rollerball
Marc by Marc Jacobs Sophisticato Zip Card Case in Pastel Purple

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This girl’s EDC game is on point.
  6. pangolin-green:

branwyn-says:

thehavensgrey:

This is extremely Tumblr worthy.

holy crap

Always reblog “Everyone ever except Michael Collins”
Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, Command Module Pilot and designer of the patch for Apollo 11, and most isolated human in history for parts of said mission.
Respect, General Collins.

I’ve seen this a bunch of times, but for real — r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

    pangolin-green:

    branwyn-says:

    thehavensgrey:

    This is extremely Tumblr worthy.

    holy crap

    Always reblog “Everyone ever except Michael Collins”

    Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, Command Module Pilot and designer of the patch for Apollo 11, and most isolated human in history for parts of said mission.

    Respect, General Collins.

    I’ve seen this a bunch of times, but for real — r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

    (via zengiraffe)

  7. Achievement Unlocked

    First brand new mattress purchased. 

    I’m 46 years old. 

  8. mattpayton:

The Turin Erotic Papyrus: The Oldest Known Depiction of Sex (Circa 1150 B.C.E.) - Open Culture
  9. For God’s sake, don’t think about it, don’t dwell on it, don’t allow yourself to fully know how terribly out of control your life is.

    Rufi Thorpe, The Girls from Corona del Mar (via mar-see-ah)

    GPOY

  10. i-fear-neither-death-nor-pain:

    briangefrich:

    tynic:

    hexflexaplex:

    zerostatereflex:

    Hexapod Robot

    love it love it love it

    yes yes yes

    wow wow wow

    O M G

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  11. ☛ http://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/92431892804/maxistentialist-the-sacramento-bee-dire

    maxistentialist:

    The Sacramento Bee:

    Dire predictions about jobs being destroyed spread across California in 2012 as voters debated whether to enact the sales and, for those near the top of the income ladder, stiff income tax increases in Proposition 30. Million-dollar-plus earners face…

  12. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (via liberatingreality)

    I’ve been doing my best to prove this quote wrong. 

    I’ve been failing.

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