Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Consuming Kids?

I haven't watched the whole series yet, but I'm partial to marketing being heavily geared toward kids, they know it and it's only getting worse. Unlike what many in the comments have said, I don't think its the parents responsibility at all unless they choose to begin a call for real reform.

Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

When Domestic Violence is a Pre-Existing Condition

Again, this proves why we need health care reform

In 1994, then-Rep. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), now a member of Senate leadership, had his staff survey 16 insurance companies. He found that eight would not write health, life or disability policies for women who have been abused. In 1995, the Boston Globe found that Nationwide, Allstate, State Farm, Aetna, Metropolitan Life, The Equitable Companies, First Colony Life, The Prudential and the Principal Financial Group had all either canceled or denied coverage to women who'd been beaten.

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