Thursday, January 03, 2008

January Round Up.....Let the Healing Begin



Let the Healing Begin that is the theme of today's Round Up.We can survive this Titannical Administration, in spite of the Damage and Destructive Havoc they have wreaked. I have Hope....BUT I need to be really Clear, I am Not Ready to Make Nice at all. I want New Leadership that will Access the Damage and Hold the Criminals Accountable. Matter of fact, I don't think we can heal until the Accountability begins. In a way it is like a patient with a large festering wound, that has been festering for 7 year. Would you really want to just throw a pretty clean white bandage on it and call it good ?It would still stink and seep through the bandage. It needs to be debrided, there can b e no healing otherwise.( If you have not signed Wexler's Impeachment Petition yet, please do, it could help heal this country.)

And today is the Caucus in Iowa...but you might need a Break from CSpan and MSNBC and CNN. ( CQ Politics, Craig Crawfords Blog explains the Caucus Process really well). I have been watching alot of Cspan, and you know I think Iowa is going to be exciting, unexpected. The Speeches have been wonderful Dodd, to Obama to Edwards , even Richardson. I really am believing Change is on the Way.So over the holidays I have been scouring New Blogs and Wonders to share. I have opened the Anony Comments again, we will see how that goes.

I also need to let you all know that every Friday I am going to add to my Book, it is over on the Blogroll. It is called "Silent Fallout and Watery Lies". If you want to comment on the book, please email me { enigma4ever at earthlink dot net}, as the comments are not open. And if you scroll down there are many new blogs that I have added to the Blogroll.

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  • Canadian Healthcare
  • Are you curious about the Healthcare up North, I am. Go ahead and check it out, if you read about Canadian Healthcare and see if you are inspired, envious, and awestruck.

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  • Second Chance to Live
  • Is a wonderful blog written by a professional that has a story to tell, but also offers a healing perspective. Many might remember I did posts about PTSD and Suicide Rates in October and November.( this is an issue I hold dear). A Blogger Craig, wrote to me, that his blog might be helpful to those suffering with PTSD and also Brain Injuries. ( We all know that many of our returning VETS are returning suffering from both of these...).Craig has a wonderful blog that is helpful, inspiring, and insightful.

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  • The Wounded Warrior Project
  • is a wonderful organization that is looking at the needs of VETS upon their return to the States.

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  • This Ol Brit
  • has an amazing post up written on January First about the True Health Picture in Iraq, especially the Food and Nutritional Situation. It is heartbreaking, and shameful, but needs to be read and shared.....Remember Food For Oil, and the criminal implications of that debacle, this is the devastating sequel.

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  • Ornery Bastard
  • is telling it like it is, so go give him a listen.

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  • Last Left before Hooterville
  • by Alicia Morgan is a wonderful blog, but she also has written a book, so go read about her book,"The Price is Right", let's help her get on the Best Seller List.

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  • Cosmic Messenger
  • Has a post up by Ceejay about Resolutions that is worth the read, it will leave you thinking and give you a different perspective as you watch the Political Landscape.

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  • Smalltown RN
  • is a nurse that has a wonderful blog that is so wonderful, and offers another way to see life and her caring perspective comes across with her wisdom.

    Take care out there. Share the popcorn, and have hope as the Caucus Results come in .....Hope For Change. Hope for Justice. Hope for We The People.Namaste.

    *** Footnote: I have never once in 20 years "knitted " at work....too funny.****
  • 19 comments:

    enigma4ever said...

    oh no I forgot to put the MAIN link up...Jon Swift over on the blogroll has GREAT ROUND UP- HUGE....check it out...phew ,...thanks.

    No said...

    "In a way it is like a patient with a large festering wound, that has been festering for 7 year. Would you really want to just throw a pretty clean white bandage on it and call it good ?"

    Really powerful analogy, Enigma...you just have a way with words that is so poowerful....

    and I don't think I'll ever be ready to really "make nice."

    Saw the movie, "Sicko" last night, and the sad part was, I wasn't suprised by any of it!

    DivaJood said...

    Ah, health care in the USofA. I'm not ready to make nice either, because I have to spend about $150 this week on prescription drug refills. Fuck fuck fuck.

    Namaste.

    Smalltown RN said...

    You know I only saw the movie Sicko just before Christmas....it was disturbing, but nothing that I wasn't aware of....I don't think any healthcare system is perfect right now...but from a Canadian stand point I am so for public health care...I can't imagine having to mortgage my house in order to get a surgery....it is also mind boggling to me to think that over 40 million Americans don't have health care that is more than the total population of Canada....and what I find even worse is when I hear the rhetoric from Americans that they don't want public health care because they don't want government involvement....hellooooooooo...whatdo you think those HMO's are doing...dear god the control they have over what doctor you see, what medicaiton you can have....if they will even insure you for a particular treatment....you think that is better? Oh come on now.....

    Where I work as a nurse we get a lot of American visitors off of cruise ships or who have come up here for fishing or whatever...anyhow they end up in hospital...and I can't tell you the run around we get from their insurance companies....it is insulting....and totally lacking in human touch.....Humana one of the biggest HMO's down your way....is suppose to be their for you....they are the absolute worst....Hilary Clinton was on the right track with trying to promote public health care until she got paid hush money.....Health care is big buisness....the lobbiest don't want to lose any portion of that market.....

    I just don't understand why in a country that proclaims to believe in justice for all....is not hanging its head low...where is the justice for those who have no health care...where is the humanity....it is criminal....and the government should be held accountable.....

    I'll get off of my soap box now....great post....and I am not ready to play nice either...thank you for allowing me vent on your blog.....

    Namaste

    an average patriot said...

    enigma
    I have a lot of hope but not from our Politicians because of we the people not just here but around the world. Personally I am still looking to see the leader that will be our shining light and ead us. take care, Namaste!

    enigma4ever said...

    Patriot: I too am very hopeful, hopeful that our Friends in Ohio are going to show WHAT is going on in America....you too take care...namaste.

    Smalltown RN:Wonderful rant, and thoughts...we hear you loud and clear...But sadly it is so complicated and such a mess...

    DIVA: I hear you , I hear you ....so sorry...and yes, we need change...

    NO: thanks...hmm, way with words, ....no just telling it like it is...sad to say..thanks for being here...

    Smalltown RN said...

    I saw your comment over at Leslie's blog and what Leslie had posted today...it lead me to make a post about health care...if you get a chance I would appreciate your comments....cheers...

    enigma4ever said...

    off subject:
    Latest Zogby: ( today)
    31 Obama
    27 Edwards
    22 Clinton....

    Yahoooooooo

    enigma4ever said...

    oooops RN: I will be right over ;-)

    Bustednuckles said...

    I don't wanna make nice, I want to see a lot of sycophantic Republican crony hacks in jail.
    What they have done to this country is criminal beyond doubt.
    And I don't hold out much hope for this next bunch to do much about it,it's all about getting on with the business of the country.(RETCH)

    Mary Ellen said...

    I'm so looking forward to the next Presidential election!

    Mauigirl said...

    Great post! I'll be sure to check out all those recommended sites.

    BTW, I tagged you for a meme, but it's not the typical meme. It's an Environmental challenge! Check it out and participate if you'd like. No obligations! ;-)

    enigma4ever said...

    Maui: okay I will check...I suck at memes...( anyone here will tell you that...I think I have done one in 3 years...partly because I am shy..and partly because I suck at them....-sorry, just had to warn you...)

    ME: me2 freind...you know the talking heads are going to stroke if Ron Paul and Obama and Edwards score big....

    Knuckles; Have hope...we will get our Country back...and get the Criminals where they belong...

    enigma4ever said...

    Open Thread : 8:30pm

    BREAKING NEWS:(Keith's Book - Has had FOUR printings in as many days- holy crap..)

    Numbers in caucus meetings are through the roof....
    perdicted for tonight , these are still much higher than 2004:
    DEMS:>120,000
    Repugs: 100,000
    Indi's: 86,000

    In 2004 only less than 220,000 showed up, and also NEW caucus people and Independents are much higher...and can not even be estimated.....
    Cspan is showing different rooms at the events- they are PACKED....standing room only...holy shit....

    it is 8:30PM and the first re-groupings are happening...

    enigma4ever said...

    8:50 Pm Numbers:

    Obama: 33
    Edwards :33
    Clinton: 32

    NOW the repugs...
    Huck: 36
    Willard: 23
    McCain: ?

    enigma4ever said...

    74% in....
    at 9:30Pm

    here are the numbers:
    Obama 35
    Edwards 31
    Hill 31

    WOW.....

    and Huck has beaten out Willard by 36 to 23....

    enigma4ever said...

    By 10:43 Pm
    Obama 38%
    Edwards 30%
    Clinton 29%

    WOW....

    Richard said...

    Enigma, thanks for caring.

    enigma4ever said...

    Richard..you are welcome...I am still ashamed of the US has done there.....I can't fix it....I wish to high hell I could....Shame....all of it..