I have gotten two letters from Cheri A. Hall from Healthcare Recoveries, wanting me to call them regarding the insurance coverage of my recent tendinitis injury. I'm sick of these jokers. It's the insurance companies, and these parasitical companies like Trovers, that are pushing health care costs through the roof. Single-payer now!
I've been following the developments in Copenhagen on Democracy Now! but not as well as I should be. From what I've gleamed the rich nations, including the U.S. and Canada, have controlled the talks and have pushed forward plans for a much weaker agreement than that of even Kyoto. Obama's emission targets have been laughable, amounting to a reduction of 4% of 1990 levels by 2020.
These pictures were taken at the 100th commemorative anniversary of the Cherry mine disaster in Cherry, Illinois, the weekend of November 14th and 15th. I tried to put them in order of when they were taken but got it backwards. The last picture shows Cherry, Illinois, a normally sleepy town, filled with cars during the Saturday rally. I was late to this main event, arriving just as it was ending, but I got a snapshot of the streets and the rally just before it dissolved. I got some shots of the new memorial to the workers who died in the fire, as well as a decent picture of labor folksinger, Bucky Halker. For some even better pictures of the event, and information on the disaster, visit Ray Tutaj's website.