Music:fan with no front guard so I'm risking DEATH running it
Meme from ceilidh ( btw, if you ever decide to change your lj name, dear, let me know. I want this one. :))
1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 123. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions. 5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1). 6. Tag five people.
These cuts, and two-tiered health care, have been continuously supported by almost every major newspaper in Canada for over a decade, including the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the rest of the CanWest chain.
The Conservative Party under Stephen Harper's leadership is clearly against universal social programs, notwithstanding its cries of indignation after the Supreme Court ruling. Harper told the House of Commons on October 28, 2002, that privatized health care is a "natural development." This mirrors an interview he gave in 1997 to the National Citizens Coalition newsletter, The Bulldog, in which he said, "It's past time the feds scrapped the Canada Health Act." The National Citizens Coalition, with which Harper has long been associated, advocates that corporations and charities take over the social functions now performed by governments (exactly the position of the Bush White House) and believes that the government's role should be limited to national defence, protection of private property, and law enforcement. The corporate-funded, Vancouver-based Fraser Institute considers Canada's social security system both immoral and an inefficient use of taxpayers' money. It advocates a mix of private and public charity for the "deserving poor" and has lobbied for a new definition of poverty that would apply only to those families who lack the "basic necessities for absolute physical survival."
I blame fspider, in the nicest way. Erm, for the book rec, not for Stephen Harper being evil.
I'm finally going to get to see Away From Her. Will review later. Last time I got lost on the way to the theatre. Tonight I'm going to the Cable Car Cinema (which is the coolest place!), and I know where that is, so I should be okay.
In some meme, I told someone I'd talk about some of my icons. I think it was on_a_hill. I can't find the post. Help?