Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Statistically, except for infant, maternal, and child mortality, our average lifespan isn't much improved from a century- even two centuries- ago.
Most people in the 1800s who survived childhood and childbirth could expect to live to be around 70, as we do today.
But their quality of life was very poor, compared to what we take for granted.
Physically, they were absolutely ruined by the time they were forty or so. They were in shambles by the time they were 50, and bedridden for the rest of their lives shortly after that.
Something as simple as arthritis, which effects so many Americans, could really make life a living hell if untreated, without shortening your life one bit.
There are many chronic illnesses that are like that.
In the past, old age was simply a time of extended misery... and it began when you were about 30.
Who needs that? We're living in 2010. We don't have to live like primitives.
At this point it's still a case of wait and see for me.
If there were any other way, we wouldn't do it that way. We know the ER is for emergencies.
But, for instance, when my husband was bitten by a feral cat we were trying to rescue: he needed rabies shots. They cost $7,000. We got them all at the ER. he had to go back every week for a month.
He almost didn't, but the doctor in the ER convinced him that he had to, and insisted that he didn't care whether or not we could pay.
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Liberals/Democrats forget that Republicans will take control again, they will screw with this just as bad as Democrats have and not in ways that will make them happy.
To the supporters, congratulations.
You just opened a new can of worms that both parties can mess with and at your expense.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.