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  •  I'm suddenly (2+ / 0-)
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    very grateful for those 4 years of french in high school...
    This movie was absolutely infuriating. I know when I was little over half of my mother's income went simply to child care. We've spent thousands of dollars in the last years getting her teeth fixed. My aunt and uncle have gone into so much depth with both of their illnesses.
    and to have it all offered free in another country? Because they believe more in humans and democratic values than we do?
    I couldn't stop crying through the movie after that point...
    I was truly embarrassed to be an American citizen, which makes me wonder what the hell i'm even fighting for in this country...

    Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements. ~Agnes Repplier

    by Rebelatheart on Sun Jul 01, 2007 at 09:51:56 AM PDT

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    •  *debt. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements. ~Agnes Repplier

      by Rebelatheart on Sun Jul 01, 2007 at 09:52:35 AM PDT

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    •  we left college (1+ / 0-)
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      94,000 in debt. (2 PhDs)

      Now we have two kids.....if we move we can save them the same fate.

      And the health issue???? If you're middle class (even upper middle) it's like rolling the dice every day for each of your family members.

      And worse of all, is that feeling of nausea, that our system is morally deeply wrong, that it works on the assumption that we need to keep people from attaining health care, that they should be fundamentally mistrusted. It's so different elsewhere.

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