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  •  Very good point (3+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, RunawayRose, A Siegel

    I knew I wasn't hitting the right word. Straightforward is indeed it.

    As in, the solution to the entire health care issue is incredibly straightforward. Single Payer system. Period. Problems solved.

    What blows my mind is how these straightforward solutions are either ignored, marginalized or mocked by the ruling elites.

    •  Not ignored. They are HOSTILE to anything ... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... that changes the status quo.

      And the status quo is a very real and very sizeable stream of revenue and profit for the Carbon Merchants.

      They've been allowed to set the rules of the game and they are not going to change them for some implications that are many, many quarterly reporting periods downstream.

      "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." -- Frederick Douglass

      by Egalitare on Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 09:58:03 AM PDT

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      •  Yep. But this August, I suspect (0+ / 0-)

        will be the first deadly, ABSURDLY hot summer month when people in the Northeast get a very rude awakening.

        I bet we will see 110 degree heat in NYC and DC for weeks on end.

        This early summer has been frightening. It feels utterly wrong - infernal in the sun.

        It's like watching the world die in real time.

        I kind of hope the most vocal deniers get what they deserve. Hint: NOT a long, slow emergency like the rest of us.

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