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In 1920, in Germany, the phrase "Life Unworthy of Life" was coined. The book "drove home the economic argument by calculating the total cost expended in caring for" people with disabilities. It "concluded that this cost was 'a massive capital in the form of foodstuffs, clothing and heating, which is being subtracted from the national product for entire unproductive purposes.'" The disabled were labeled "useless eaters." This was an early pseudo-philosophical justification for the Holocaust. http://goo.gl/ayzzn

In 1965, in the U.S., liberals created Medicaid, a federal program to care for those who cannot get health care for themselves. Fully 42% of Medicaid payments go to the care of people with disabilities. http://goo.gl/pYfuL

This is a point of brightness, a source of pride for our nation. Our Great Society tries to provide everyone with a basic standard of health care. We reject the cruelty of the World War Two fascists.

Or at least some of us do. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) proposes cutting Medicaid's funding in half, ensuring many of the 60 million Americans it benefits would have to "forego needed care." http://goo.gl/pYfuL Most Republican politicians back this plan.

Normally I don't compare modern politics to the horrors of the Nazi era. Today I will. Why? Because Rick Santorum (R) went there first. Last night he said that "Medicaid and food stamps and all sorts of social welfare programs" are "exactly" like the fascist regimes of Europe in 1925. http://goo.gl/fCPta

No. This is very simple. The Republicans are the ones who yell "let him die" when they hear about someone with no health insurance. The Republicans are the ones who want to yank away the health-care guarantees for millions of poor children, seniors -- and the 9 million disabled Americans covered by Medicaid.

The Democrats are the ones who reject the Nazi-era ideology of "useless eaters," and they did something about it -- they created Medicaid, and fight to this day to keep it working.

Sorry, Mr. Santorum. If one of these parties' approaches to health care has to be compared to Nazi-era fascism, I don't think it's the Democrats'.
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Whether you like the Twilight series or not, this is a funny, ongoing post.

P.S. No, I don't like Twilight at all.
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But I will leave you with this before I go, discovered through +sharyn november on FB.
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Hey, wanna win an autographed copy of my new graphic novel?

Follow the link. Check out the info. You've got 24 hours from.... now.

http://www.dianeduane.com/outofambit/2011/11/20/the-misadventures-of-prince-ivan-win-a-copy/
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I have two memberships to Chicon 7 for sale. I purchased them a while ago thinking I would be able to go. Things have changed and I won't be able to go.

If you are interested please send me an email/private message rather than commenting here.
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“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.”
― Charles Dickens

Today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth.
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I thought Dickens' quote appropriate for something like Google+ or Facebook. :-)
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Is one of your New Year's resolutions to be more creative? Get that novel finished? Or you want someone to give their honest, professional opinion of something you've already written? Well then, you should take one of these classes!
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Please reshare - info about the first round of 2012 online writing classes I'm offering: http://www.kittywumpus.net/blog/2012/01/04/online-classes-and-workshops-for-2012/
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I became a science fiction and fantasy fan when I picked up and (attempted to) read Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea while in elementary school. It was when I first read The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe that I knew what I wanted to become...a writer.
 
I was first published in my high school newspaper. Since then I have written many kinds of things: technical manuals, website content, a comic strip about a slug, stories that I also (badly) illustrated, fiction, and poetry. My favorites are fiction and poetry. 
 
I’m originally from the southern United States, and a lot of my writing is informed from my experiences growing up and living in the South.
 
My writing has many literary influences. Some of the writers who influence me are: Edgar Allan Poe, Harlan Ellison, Tim Powers, Alfred Bester, H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Robert E. Howard, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, William Faulkner, Philip K. Dick...and many more.
 
I currently earn a living as a technical writer and editor. I am working towards getting my own fiction published and becoming a fiction editor.

Words and love are all you need...and possibly some Pixie Stix.

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I'm currently interested in gaining more experience as a fiction and/or non-fiction editor. If you need a slush reader or help with editing, look me up.

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