Environment and Health
Back when he presided over the Senate’s health care reform debate, Max Baucus, chairman of the all-powerful Senate Finance Committee, had said everything was on the table — except for single-payer universal health care. When doctors, nurses, and others rose in his hearing to insist that single payer be included in the debate, the Montana Democrat had them arrested. As more stood up, Baucus could be heard on his open microphone saying, “We need more police.”
If a meteor were headed for Earth, there would be saturation media coverage. Little else would occupy the headlines. Schemes to deflect the collision would dominate the news.
If some predator were stalking fourth graders in your community, there’d be a mighty uproar to make the predator get away and stay away from your schools
Flames exploding from kitchen taps. Livestock dropping dead from tainted water. People in small towns noticing an unusual stench, experiencing acute headaches, and blacking out.
In an astonishing observation, Rep. Paul Ryan recently declared: “Washington has not been honest with you.”
Now that many Americans have stopped paying attention to Japan’s nuclear catastrophe, shocking new details about its severity are finally coming to light.
While they emphasized that future research is needed to establish a more definitive connection, the researchers’ comprehensive review of relevant studies does suggest that an increased risk of glioma, a type of brain cancer, is associated with mobile phone use.
Most nations use health care to maximize the well being of their citizens. A few use it to maximize corporate profit. The United States is among the latter.
Just to be sure we’re all on the same page, here are a few things we ought to acknowledge right off the bat about nuclear power.