Oh, you're very welcome, eversesh. Reminds me, I really should re-read it myself.
I mostly cruise a few American politico-sites: commondreams.org, democraticunderground.com, and of course good old bartcop.com. And The Rude Pundit for laughs.
I don't think it's any surprise to anyone that our medicine remains in the legal shadows because the Romans, I mean Americans, don't like it. Socialistic values are bad for business, therefore she (America) doesn't take care of her damned people. Full-on cultural war is therefore always imminent. She can't have her children asking, while pointing to the 49th parallel, lower lip extended & trembling, "How come THEIR parents let THEM have chocolate-chip cookies?!"
There's an index, I forget its name, which measures the general discontentedness of a country's people. A score of .45 indicates that there's a very serious threat of armed insurrection. Last I read, the U.S. had a score of .46 or .47... Maybe that's changed w/Obama. Then again, gun & bullet sales down there have been so brisk that many stores are often sold out.
"May you live in interesting times" is actually a Chinese CURSE.
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