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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:17 PM

"America's Child Death Shame"

This article is from last year; I think of it every time I see the ASPCA ads... I love and care about animals... but, damn, we can't even take care of our kids

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15288865

"Every five hours a child dies from abuse or neglect in the US. The latest government figures show an estimated 1,770 children were killed as a result of maltreatment in 2009. A recent congressional report concludes the real number could be nearer 2,500..."

In fact, America has the worst child abuse record in the industrialised world.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:22 PM

1. We're an Empire in major distress, just like Rome was many years ago. The Plutocrats

 

will lead us down the road to total ruin, if the changing weather doesn't do it first.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:33 PM

2. kids and pets, look to us for nourishment, comfort, entertainment

We are home to them, we are their safe place. Those who would bring pain or harm to a child or pet....they are the worst, they are sick. Yesterday I knr-ed a thread where two stood up for a dog left in a hot car by someone. That was an easy knr. This one is not so easy....this nation has FAR too much rot in it.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:11 AM

3. Right now our kids who's parents are not working have little chance of seeing a dentist...

They are literally a tooth ache away from death....

"WASHINGTON -- Democrats are mocking Republicans in the House of Representatives for voting to repeal the health care reform law and keep their own enhanced medical care.

When Congress passed the health care law, it required members of Congress to get their insurance on exchanges with the rest of the public. But in voting to repeal that law, Republicans and a handful of Democrats were also voting to go back to the old system where the lawmakers get a sweeter deal than most of the rest of the country.

They also voted against a Democratic motion that said members of Congress who support repealing the health care law must also repeal the good stuff they get, such as lifetime care and insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions.

Democrats tried to demonstrate how Republicans distanced themselves from voting to protect their own deal by capturing a slew of GOP members on video saying they didn't vote to protect their own care, as seen below. The clip features a number of Republicans in tight races this year, as well as GOP budget guru, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/health-care-democrats-gop-repeal-vote_n_1675551.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:53 AM

4. America treats its kids, animals, environment and elderly..

....like crap.

It's immoral as Hell. And there's no excuse for it.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 08:00 AM

5. And if you're disabled you're screwn unless you have relatives willing to help out. Otherwise you


are quite likely to be destitute.


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Response to raccoon (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:02 PM

6. shameful! And...

...they don't want elderly, disabled, minorities or students voting here either (or at least some people don't)

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