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reply to post by bakednutz
kind of like going to a vet to get your checkup or your surgery or any healthcare needs taken care of.
News Distortion. The Commission often receives complaints concerning broadcast journalism, such as allegations that stations have aired inaccurate or one-sided news reports or comments, covered stories inadequately, or overly dramatized the events that they cover. For the reasons noted above, the Commission generally will not intervene in such cases because it would be inconsistent with the First Amendment to replace the journalistic judgment of licensees with our own. However, as public trustees, broadcast licensees may not intentionally distort the news: the FCC has stated that “rigging or slanting the news is a most heinous act against the public interest.” The Commission will investigate a station for news distortion if it receives documented evidence of such rigging or slanting, such as testimony or other documentation, from individuals with direct personal knowledge that a licensee or its management engaged in the intentional falsification of the news. Of particular concern would be evidence of the direction to employees from station management to falsify the news. However, absent such a compelling showing, the Commission will not intervene. For additional information about news distortion, see www.fcc.gov...
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You want to stay healthy? AVOID HOSPITALS! They are paid to treat unhealthy people, and get nothing for healthy.
Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
This country is already in the pits economically, and providing a bigger socialized health care venue will only make things worse.
Its more "welfare" (promotes laziness)
Those qualified get paid less
All for a BIT cheaper of health care, that is, for those who can not pay for it by normal means.
I will just say this. LOOK AT CANADA. THEIR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS A FLUKE. Over worked, under paid doctors, fleeing the country. Enough said.