Watch: What Syria’s war would look like here
What would it be like if the U.S. was war torn like Syria? A new video by international NGO Save the Children imagines just that, through the eyes of a young girl:
The disturbing video features shots of the girl as she goes about her normal life over the course of a year. The video begins and ends with the child celebrating her birthday. Between shots, we see how her life changes dramatically as war ravages her country.
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT WHY DOES IT ONLY HAVE 32 NOTES
People must not care. This should be a 300k note post by now.
That awkward moment you are sitting between two friends who are texting each other
I can’t even right now.
This is all so heartbreaking.
My mom’s best friend’s son passed away last night. Inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi raji3oon.
My mom keeps cryings. Partly because he was like a son to her. Partly because she cant even fathom losing a child. She keeps going on about her friend “how is she feeling right now? I cant even…”
The worst part is his parents are out of town to get chemotherapy for the father. Their eldest son is driving to go get them so they dont have to drive alone.
Got stuck in the elevator with a cute guy. He turns around and says Salams to me.
And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America
Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.
Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.
Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.
But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?
Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.
Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T
In England everything’s free and if your child gets killed on a school trip they give you like £200,000 and apologise profusely
eventually moving to Australia. FUCK this shit.
I hate this place!
GAH I WANT TO CHANGE THIS.
I am not looking forward to my ER bill from yesterday :-(
American healthcare sucks.
I feel like we all live different lives on twitter, facebook, and tumblr.
You see a very different side of me :-P