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From Bill Moyers Journal

August 1, 2009

“…and I walked through the fairground gates. And I didn’t know what to expect. I just assumed that it would be, you know, like a health– booths set up and people just getting their blood pressure checked and things like that.

But what I saw were doctors who were set up to provide care in animal stalls. Or they’d erected tents, to care for people. I mean, there was no privacy. In some cases– and I’ve got some pictures of people being treated on gurneys, on rain-soaked pavement.

And I saw people lined up, standing in line or sitting in these long, long lines, waiting to get care. People drove from South Carolina and Georgia and Kentucky, Tennessee– all over the region, because they knew that this was being done. A lot of them heard about it from word of mouth.

There could have been people and probably were people that I had grown up with. They could have been people who grew up at the house down the road, in the house down the road from me. And that made it real to me.

Wendal Potter, former PR executive for CIGNA Insurance, interviewed by Bill Moyers, journalist. For the full interview, including why Potter finally left his incredibly well-paid job and is speaking out about the travesty that is our health care system, go here.

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Ellen DeGeneres Commencement Speech at Tulane

May 29, 2009
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Stainedglass by Poster Child

February 5, 2009
Stainedglass
Uploaded by posterchild

This is my first attempt at posting a video, and it only took a few (hundred) tries.

Posterchild participating on the ongoing alteration of the HD screens installed over subway entrances in New York. As noted on The Anti-Advertising Agency site, this entry was round 4 of a widespread project by local artists to counter the visual ad pollution on the entrances.

The video is pretty cool beans – I just wish they identified the music. Very nice in a monkish chant sorta way. Is it from an album? Original to the video?

The Anti-Advertising Agency folks exhort advertising professionals to quit their jobs. Evidently the industry unemployment is not as severe in NY as in StL. Here the problem is not urging ad folks to give up destroying the world with bad ads; it’s urging them not to give up all hope of being able to pay their bills ever again.