Daily Archives: August 28, 2009

Can there be any room for a centrist at a health care reform town hall meeting?

Posted by Audiegrl
Star Ledger Live’s Brian Donohue found out pretty quickly that adults at a town hall held in the Red Bank Middle School, are not necessarily going to be better behaved than the regular middle school students. There was no discussion, no real listening, and no way to call the principle or send them to detention. When health care reform opponents start shouting down a disabled woman in a wheelchair, there is no hope for a adult discussion.

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Universal Health Care Message to Americans From Canadian Doctors

Posted by Betham37
Canadian Doctors for Medicare hosted a celebration of Medicare in Canada. The speakers included Roy Romanow, former Saskatchewan Premiere and Commissioner on Health Care in Canada. They tell Americans that Canadian universal health care works and encourage Americans to implement a single payer universal health care systems.
(via betsm)


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14 Rare Color Photos From the FSA-OWI (1940’s)

Posted by GeoT
(The photography is spectacular)

samples from the collection

samples from the collection

Under the direction of Roy Emerson Stryker, the FSA sent photographers to document the plight of the rural farmer during the Great Depression and the progress of New Deal programs. When the U.S. entered World War II, the photography program continued under the Office of War Information (OWI).

The best-known FSA photographs are in black and white. Less commonly seen are the color photos by FSA and OWI photographers, shot between 1939 and 1945.

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