February 7th, 2011


Dear GOP - the collective you are an idiot.

A quote: There is a move afoot in the nation - driven by the GOP - to repeal the new health care laws, to protect corporate interests, to defend against fear-mongering (and stupid) cries of "socialism!", and to ensure that people are forced to choose between keeping a roof over their heads or getting necessary health care."

Any guesses which nation this is about? Yep. Read the rest here. Now, as a citizen of one of the nations that's falling victim to the US's oppressive trade action, and who is used to almost all international interactions being dominated by the US, I have no love for it as a nation. However, I do have love for its people and having watched things get harder and harder for those people over the last 10 years, I feel the need to tell my own story. It's a contrast to what you'll read up there.

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I don't know what a co-pay is, I have no knowledge of deductibles. I pay ~$50 to visit the doctor (actually right now it's free because I'm a student but that's what it'd cost if I were just paying). If I break my leg it'll be fixed for free, well and quickly. And I see my friends in the US freaking out that they might have to go to the doctor because of the cost, or fighting with insurance companies, or struggling to pay premiums, and my heart goes *gnng*

So maybe now you'd like to go and read that think I linked to up there, even if you didn't before. Spread it around.

Meanwhile, yet another essay bites the dust. I am looking forward to not writing any essays for a few weeks, so I can focus on this, which is making me go *meep* a little.

Also, my pomphoyx is back. It stayed away the whole time I was in Hong Kong. WTF?