I was just reading in the general nurses discussion about a nurse who had her finger bitten off by a drunk patient and then had to fear for her license because the patient wanted to counter sue her for prosecuting him.
Then I also read that Obesity is now the second leading cause of death in the US next to TOBACCO???
Why do we think we live in a great country? Yeah we might have more TVs than any other country and we might not be as bad off (disease-wise) as Africa but we are allowed by law to kill ourselves while others profit from it and we are allowed to be abused by others and then get sued for defending ourselves. How is that great? I truly believe that this country is run by a bunch of morons. I really don't see the point of tobacco being legal except for money. Our country thinks that we are great because we have more money than any other country but I think that our country has lost sight of what it means to be human. I am in favor of a new government here... regime change is not even a start I am talking about re-writing everything so that it makes sense again. I think that the first thing we should do is stop using the legal terminology that really doesn't make any sense and can be interpreted to mean anything. This country was built by criminals and for criminals just so they could have a way to get away with crimes through "interpretation" of the law. And why are all of these laws becomming formed more and more around one person's whining instead of what the general public wants?
Thanks for listening... just needed to vent... I'm thinkin about moving to Europe... at least they have the guts to impose a fat-tax on high fat foods instead of just "suggesting" a fish instead of fries "policy"...
When did this country stop loving life and start worshiping paper? I'm sure it was before my time...
I wish some other country would take over as the financial superpower (which I'm sure isn't too far down the road) so that our politicians can focus on somthing else for a change... Turns out the Iraq war was over oil after all (boy do I feel like a sucker for believing it all)...
Jun 16, '03
KidsLuvMe, Hi. Have you lived for any extended period of time in a 3rd world country? You mentioned you been to Haiti, did you live there? I too used to work for the govt, DOD....many years (first career), did a lot travelling, lived overseas, then on to nursing. PM me if you want to compare notes regarding waste.
SmilingBluEyes...great answer and so true!
Last edit by funnygirl_rn on Jun 18, '03