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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weekend and some thoughts

As you know, today is September 11th. Very sad day for America. I was and still am so devastated by what happened that morning nine years ago. Oh, how the mighty can fall.

Last night I watched Michael Moore's Sicko. It was a very emotional movie for me. I know what it's like to not have health insurance. My parents have gotten laid off a few times. One time I was even home schooled.You never forget. In Sicko, Moore visits 3 workers who helped out during the cleaning of Ground Zero. All had major health problems, but because they were volunteers the city would not pay for their health costs. So, they had to suffer and try to get what little care they could...so tragic. And yet in Gitmo, detainees get proper treatment and everything they need...isn't that just loverly? :P What Moore does is take these workers along with others to Cuba to get proper treatment (tries to get them into Gitmo, doesn't work of course, ya have to be a horrid terrorist to get in.) Cuba, the most evil country in the world! Right? WRONG. The workers got the right treatment and really felt better and the Cuban firemen gave them a hero's welcome and invited them over to the fire station. It was really touching and I couldn't help crying.

What is wrong with this world we live in? Even Cuba has better health care than us and they're not nearly as wealthy as we are. Imagine that! In Britain, Canada, and France...they just help the people who need help.

In SL, there's some drama. It's so sad when people take things so seriously and get hurt. It really hurts me to see it. It's supposed to be fun. I have to remember that and concentrate on doing what I like...writing, exploring, and learning to build. I'll tackle scripting later, but I can take classes from time to time. And of course, there's wiki.

Later!

Vic

1 comment:

Brinda said...

Vic, We will have healthcare in the USA. It's just going to take a more time. Turning anything around in the United states economy is much like stopping an ocean liner...stop it suddenly and you have Titanic. Slowly remove it's fuel and eventually it will coast to a decent stop.

There are ways to purchase "drama insurance" in Secondlife.... very simple rules. Actually the rules are the same ones I found in my years of incarceration...many apply to real life as well.
Leave the pixel love affairs alone...rarely are they successful.
Act ethicaly.
Avoid places that live for drama...want a list of those? Any Welcome Area is a good start.
And that old "golden rule", do unto etc...