A short film from Keychain-Productions Directed by Lewis D chaney and Neil Kellen
DO YOU AGREE WITH NURSES OR THE TEA PARTY? Susan Grigsby's brother Steve died a painful death fighting for care as an uninsured American. Susan watched, horrified, as the GOP Presidential Candidates on CNN's Tea Party Debate stood silent when the the audience cheered for the idea that we as a society should just let an uninsured man die. Now Susan wants an answer from each and every GOP candidate. I think this question should be asked of all Neo Republican Tea Party candidates. Nurses Say Letting Uninsured Patients Die Is No Laughing Matter Following Abhorrent Audience Cheers National Nurses United said the gruesome reaction from many Republicans in the audience of the Tea Party debate on September 12th, 2011 (Yes, the day after our 10th Anniversary of being attacked) is a reminder of the growing collapse of civil society in America, and the need for more humane policies. One such step would be to expand Medicare to cover all Americans so that no one has to be in danger of losing their life because they are uninsured. The nation’s largest representative of registered nurses expressed revulsion on Tuesday 9/13/11 at the cheering by some audience members in the CNN-Tea Party Republican debate Monday night 9/12/2011 at the prospect of letting a sick person die just because they do not have health insurance. Prompting the outburst was a question from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to Rep. Ron Paul about whether medical care should be provided to a hypothetical, uninsured 30-year-old man who lapsed into a coma, to which Paul responded, “that’s what freedom is all about, taking your own risks.” When Blitzer then asked, “Are you saying that society should just let him die?” a number of audience members nodded and then erupted into loud cheers of “Yeah!” and wicked laughter. National Nurses United said the gruesome reaction from many in the audience is a reminder of the growing collapse of civil society in America, and the need for more humane policies. One such step would be to expand Medicare to cover all Americans so that no one has to be in danger of losing their life because they are uninsured. Nor is it an academic question. Nearly 45,000 deaths in the U.S. every year are associated with lack of health insurance, according to a study this year by Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance published by the American Journal of Public Health. “It was stunning. My first reaction is how far have we degenerated as a society?” said NNU Co-President Jean Ross, RN who said she was watching the debate. Ross called the reaction antithetical to the very essence of nursing. “Everything we do is geared toward preventing illness, and getting people well. If no one cares whether our patients get well, what are we doing advocating for them and fighting for them?” A broader question, says NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro, is “one of national identity: Do we have — or even want — a country, a nation of common purpose and support — or just a collection of amoral individuals?” NNU Co-President Deborah Burger, RN said the idea of “deciding whether someone deserves medical treatment based on their pocket book is abhorrent. Does that mean we should take someone off life support if they are in an accident just because they are uninsured? For nurses that would be unconscionable, and should not be part of any society I want to be in.” “Healthcare should be a right for everyone, not just a privilege for the few, a point nurses would debate with anyone,” said Ross. Ross said she was also disturbed by Paul’s comment about “freedom.” “Abandoning people is not freedom,” said Ross, especially those without the resources to buy increasingly expensive private insurance. "That isn’t what I hear from my patients or their families.” Strikingly, the audience cheers came just hours before the release Tuesday morning of new Census Bureau data showing the number of uninsured Americans this year rising by another 900,000 to 49.9 million people. Concurrently the Census Bureau reported a huge leap in the poverty rate, one reason so many people are without health coverage as insurance premiums alone have doubled in nine years. “Most people feel that when someone is hurting or down on their luck, you take care of them,” said Ross. “Many of those I’ve cared for who are in their most dire circumstances have said to me that they feel fortunate because there are some who are worse off than they are. There is still a lot of empathy and sympathy for others in this country.” “Most of us, other than the most wealthy, are just are one illness away from bankruptcy and lack of health insurance,” said DeMoro. “Nurses do not regard lack of wealth or personal misfortune as a handicap or an excuse to withdraw needed and appropriate medical care. Nor should that ever be acceptable in a just and humane society.” National Nurses United, with 170,000 members, is the nation’s largest union and professional association of nurses.
7/20/1976 NASA's Viking 1 becomes the first spacecraft to land on Mars and send back detailed pictures of the surface.
PLEASE do not turn off your electronic devices! Tom Hanks, Academy Award-winning actor, writer and director, addresses the Yale College Class of 2011 during the traditional Class Day speech and offers the graduates insight and encouragement. The early American naval commander John Paul Jones said, “If fear is cultivated, it will become stronger. If faith is cultivated, it will achieve mastery.”… For I take that fear to be fear in the large scale, fear itself, intim...idating and constant. And I take faith to be what we hold in ourselves, our American ideal of self determination. Fear is whispered in our ears and shouted in our faces. Faith must be fostered by the man or woman you see every day in the mirror. The former forever snaps at our heels and our synapses and delays our course. The latter can spur our boot heels to be wandering, stimulate our creativity, and drive us forward. Fear or faith: which will be our master?
To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100. For more >>> http://www.ted.com/
A special space science presentation at NASA Headquarters highlights the contributions of the two Voyager spacecraft as they continue their multi-decade journey to the boundaries of our solar system and beyond. -April 28th, 2011 Fast Fact-Today Voyager 1, is 11 Billion Miles from the Sun and Voyager 2, is 9 Billion Miles from the Sun. More @ Nasa.gov/
by Steven Curtis Chapman, 1989
http://www.nowyouseetv.webs.com Does hell exist and what are the odds of it's existence? Is hell fear mongering?
Sister Ann from New Beginning Church Evansville Indiana
Has your life ever taken an unexpected detour? A preview of a new Independent Lens PBS documentary, "Sunshine." Director Karen Skloss reunites with her biological mother to tell a personal story about adoption, life as a single mother, while grappling with the definition of family. Young, pregnant, single and unprepared, Skloss struggles with the incredible ironies that history repeated itself and that efforts to protect family can sometimes do the most harm. SUNSHINE premieres May 4th, 2010 on Independent Lens, a weekly series airing on PBS. Hosted by Maggie Gyllenhaal, the acclaimed series showcases powerful and innovative independent films. Presented by ITVS, Independent Lens is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide. For more info and to To see when it airs near you, go to http://to.pbs.org/dbzu75. or http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/sunshine