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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


U.S. “Health Care” – 20 November 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

In his book The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism, William Harris, M.D. summarizes the reasons why the U.S. “Health Care” is in trouble:

1. The demagogues running it prefer catchy phrases (e.g., “ ‘health care’ is a ‘human right’ ”) to plain English. The public has grown accustomed to government gobbledegook and also speaks it fluently.

2. Politicians are driven not by principle but by pressure, much of it generated by the very agricultural interests that create disease.

3. The system itself, that seldom produces either true cures or life everlasting, has been over-valued by anxious unwell people who are indeed at high risk for disease and early death, in part because of item 2.

4. Nowhere in the system is there a financial incentive for good health. Lacking this, patients over-utilize prepaid medical services with enormous wastage. Drug companies, hospitals, labs, and physicians then over-charge for useless procedures, while the legal profession finds sustenance under every rotting stump.

William Harris, M.D., an E.R. physician, hang glider, sailplane pilot, parachute jumper, and former Big Ten Trampoline Champion, says his toughest challenges come from battling the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other dominant forces working against America's good health.

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