I'm ecstatic to announce that Baby Burns is here! Lincoln Christopher was born on 7/25/13. We've been with him since he was 3 hours old. We got word that our adoption was finalized 2 days before Thanksgiving. He's a happy, healthy almost 5 month old now. We love him so much. Now that everything is official I just wanted to share the news.
I really don't get the point of equating the crappy conditions of working minimum wage in a first world country where labor laws are actually sometimes enforced with slavery and/or serfdom and/or forced prison labor. I'm not saying that it's not a hard struggle, but you don't have to co-opt entire swaths of history to get your point across.
Healthcare in America... Just informed that I will have to pay a penalty for the Supplemental Medicare Plan (through a private insurer) because I didn't sign up for Medicare Drug coverage when I first went on disability. Even though I had prescription coverage via private insurance at the time. Wonderful.