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Democrats Ramshield Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 05:00 PM
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Why I left America
Edited on Mon Aug-08-11 07:09 PM by Democrats Ramshield
By Democrats Ramshield
(Cross posted by author from the Daily Kos.)

(Written by an American expat living in the European Union.)
The truth is I just couldn't take being lied to by the American plutocrat owned corporate media anymore knowing that there are an estimated 59 million medically uninsured fellow Americans out there. It just became too painful for me to take anymore. By contrast everyone you look at it in the European Union has access to medical from cradle-to-grave by right of law. It's considered to be a human right. Why isn't it a human right in America?

Have we in America lost our humanity? As the American plutocrat owned media works at desensitizing us at the plight of 59 million fellow Americans who are medically uninsured that we should step over them, just like when media desensitizes us to step over our fellow Americans who are homeless. But one of the things that really did it for me was understanding that in America there are schools for homeless children. This gives new meaning to the word, only in America, for no other major industrialized advanced nation has schools set aside especially for homeless children.

School caters to homeless children

By Maggie Rodriguez and Lisa Weiss, Special for USA TODAY

SACRAMENTO Justin Bisher, 11, attends one of the few schools in the country dedicated to homeless children, and that's where he met Lazarus the cat. "If we're feeling sad at school, Lazarus hops up on our desks and cuddles with us," says Justin, one of an estimated 1.5 million homeless children in the U.S., according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. Justin is a fifth-grader at the Mustard Seed School, a free, private school for homeless 3- to 15-year-olds funded by grants and donations.

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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 05:28 PM
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1. Now that I'm retired can could live just about anywhere I wanted to...
As I collect information on the alternatives, the U.S.A. is not very high on my list. It is in the top 20, but it's not in the top 10.
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newfie11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 05:48 PM
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2. Yep we are also looking. It will not take much more to push us out.
I am very concerned for my grown kids and grand kids. Right now their future in this country is questionable. The next election may help, if more dems are back in congress.
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erickregger Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 05:51 PM
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3. Everyday Canada and Europe looks that much more appealing.
I would have left already if it wasn't for the fact that I love my country so much. But I'm beginning to fear that as things get progressively worse (and they will), then escape from here will not be possible. I fear for my country and my fellow countrymen.
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Stargazer99 Donating Member (943 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 06:22 PM
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4. You get it!!!!!
You've said everything I've wanted to say. I didn't know there were decent people from/in this country....thank you
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