7 Dec

I can’t say it any better. This country is in a bad place.


“It is a lot harder to get rid of a bad government than to elect one,” said my Tasmanian friend.

It sure is. We  elected Trump — though I take issue with including me as I did not vote for Trump or anyone in his party. Ever. We opened the door and let them in. Getting them out again is going to be one huge mess. I wonder how we will do it, what with all the gerrymandering in the various electoral districts and a broken Electoral College.

First, you get elected.

My father used to remind me — regularly, as if I were otherwise going to forget — that the German people voted for Hitler. He didn’t thug his way into power. He ran for office and they voted for him.

We — as a nation — voted for Trump. Some voted for him out of some bizarre but…

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Thought for the day

7 Dec

Favor. Grace. Mercy.

Lionel Sneed Ministries

Psalms 31:24 “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!”

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Healthcare Literacy 101: The Social Determinants of Health #SDOH

5 Dec

Timely and important post

A Patient Voice

I don’t think sustainable is the right word for healthcare.  Healthcare will always be here one way or another.  I think relevant is a better word.  Is our healthcare system designed to have the greatest increase in population health at any given time with whatever resources we have at that time?  To be relevant, I would like to see the pendulum swing far over to education, prevention and health promotions, from where it is now hanging, in diagnosing, treating and extending. We’ve neglected populations at risk. We don’t treat those we don’t care about. We fix we don’t heal. For me, being sustainable is ultimately about being fair.
It will always be a challenge for healthcare to be efficient, there will be pressure on voters to cut taxes but not services until apathy is addressed.  An efficient healthcare produces positive results.  We currently have a health care system where programs…

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Thought for the day – Lionel Sneed Ministries

4 Dec

Is Our Honesty with Ourselves Remorseless Enough to Find Our Way Back?Christians, Trump, and Bonhoeffer

2 Dec

By the time we wake up will it be too late? I worry for my brother Stephen who has Autism. Who and how will his health care be paid?

Padre Steve's World...Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Just a short thought to close out this Friday and once again I go back to, as I do so often the words of The German pastor, theologian, and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer. With the threat of nuclear war looming ever larger on the Korean Peninsula, the impending passage of a tax “reform” bill that will add trillions to the deficit and national debt while raising taxes and cutting medical care for tens of millions of Americans, the President’s retweeting of racist anti-Muslim tweets from a leader of the neo-fascist fringe group Britain First, and finally the announcement that Trump’s former adviser and National Security Adviser, General Michael Flynn had plead guilty to charges that he lied about his involvement in illegal contacts with the Russian government, and in doing so has implicated other senior members of the Trump campaign and administration, possibly even the President…

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#Poverty & #Health

2 Dec

This holds true for Americans also.

A Patient Voice


 We need to talk about poverty and health.

Health for many pundits is all about health care. And while health care deserves its place in the political spotlight, it’s also essential that the public understand a too-often ignored, inextricably linked issue: the human and economic costs of poverty on health.

These costs aren’t just personal — affecting those unfortunate many beneath the poverty line — but affect our economy and our communities as a whole. Fail to address poverty, and you fail to address health. Fail to address both and your discussions about the economy or jobs or markets (which rely on healthy Canadians and healthy communities) are incomplete.

More than 3 million Canadians struggle to make ends meet…

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Thought for the day

1 Dec

Praise God for His Blessings and Mercies are New every day! Thanking the Lord for His Compassion.

Lionel Sneed Ministries

“To witness a miracle, we only need to reflect on our life to proclaim if it hadn’t been for the lord, where would I be. If you can relate, give Him the praise!” – Lionel

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