U.S. Marine Stands Up for Our Rights Against Congressman – video

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 12:27 PM
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My question is where the hell were these people when the Bank Bailout was being done. Where were these people when the Auto Bailout was being done.

Unfortunately, people were complacent back then. You know that as well as I do. But, there were people hootin' and hollerin' back then, just not at the scale [seemingly] that there is now. It's good that more people are willing to have their voices heard, hopefully it's not too late.




posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 12:36 PM
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not that i'm totally against obama's healthcare plan but i do need to point out that when people join the military, one of the perks is that you receive free healthcare. part of the reason for that is when you sign the dotted line in the military, you sign away your rights as a human being and citizen, in exchange for guarantees that should they use your body inappropriately or accidentally or as an act of war or as a result of experimental drugs, you will be compensated since it is often beyond the pale, most citizens have nothing to compare it to

in addition to potentially harmfully experimenting with the active duty member, his/her entire family may be negatively impacted, which results in loss of income across the household. it's because of these dangers that they automatically present you with free health care. afterall, they want to follow the results of their experiments.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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Im gonna make this short....

For all you people out there saying "What the hell are you guys in the military complaining about you have socialized healthcare, you have the VA, stop your bitching"


Ahh Im a vet, i have my own private insurance because i will NOT use the VA


If thats your shining example of government run healthcare the U.S uses already, then you better do better then that

If the VA is any indication of how well the government can run a healthcare plan on a smaller scale then what it would be if EVERYONE was on it? We are in some really deep crap......

The VA is so substandard and so poorly run , there is NO WAY you could look at it and support a much LARGER program by the government.

Why do you think they use examples of healthcare systems over seas instead of the ONE THEY ARE IN CHARGE OF HERE!

Simple, people who researched it or use it themselves would take one look at it and tell them to take that bill and cram it



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 12:50 PM
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i know a military guy who said they had given him so many experimental vaccines that his blood is now worth 500 dollars a pint. so in addition to being punching bags, cannon fodder and weapon targets, they are also guinea pigs. it really isn't unusual for governments to at least encourage their military members since the only thing between the government and their enemies IS their military. they're like multipurpose at that level. they do the jobs NO ONE else wants to do.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:10 PM
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btw, calling him an imbecile is not a good thing. for one, he's very well spoken, has a decent vocabulary, a clear idea of how he would like to attend to matters regarding his health care and his children, and the courage to back it up. rather than claiming he's an imbecile, it might be better worded to leave out the mud slinging and simply suggest you disagree with his rationale. otherwise, your harsh response seems counterproductive to your cause...that is, unless your cause is to log on the net to insult people



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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Just because this guy is a marine, it does not make him special. All it says about him is that he participated in a useless government program that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars, namely the war on terrorism. He offered up his body in Iraq so Halliburton could get rich, and now he is offering up his body so it too can get attacked so HMO's can get rich.

Read this for a thoughtful discussion on the US military. Warning, it has some strong language and may not be workplace safe.

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:18 PM
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when you join the military, you join with the idea in mind that you will be defending the country. if the government uses you inappropriately in its defense, there is literally nothing you can do about it, because you've signed away your rights as a citizen and a human being. the only option is to get out and that is not easy to do in wartime. assuming he shouldn't have a voice about his ALREADY GUARANTEED FOR LIFE health insurance, is perhaps a bit presumptuous.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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That "marine" is wrong, either uninformed or terribly misinformed, probably by watching too much False-news.

A national health care plan is probably the most American concept ever thought of, yet because the people who profit from it convince ignorant and frightened people with phrases like "death panels" and all the rest, it's now threatened.

So what if the cat was a Marine, that doesn't mean crap to me. I'm a Veteran too, a WAR VETERAN. So what. I get VA coverage and think others in need should receive it.

it is a pretty good reflection peoples character when someone who receives VA, Medicare, Medicaid, et cetera. yet don't think other americans deserve it like they do, regardless of their reasons. If you receive government health care and you oppose a government "option" for all Americans, then you are, at best, selfish. At worst, you are Un-American to say the least.

I don't care what y'all say, I've educated myself, perhaps you should too, without the filter of partisan garbage.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:49 PM
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it is unlikely that my stance is partisan. i agree that it is NOT a good thing to let people die or be ill, when we have the medical means to save them! the problem is the implications attached to the plan. and there's the rub for just about everyone who opposes it. the plan needs a major overhaul, as its current form is causing way too much disagreement and controversy. when you've already promised people medical care of a certain caliber for the rest of their lives and made them serve you in some capacity, either financially or as an indentured servant in exchange for that care, you should consider that area off limits for downgrades. upgrades, fine, but downgrading, no, as they have already fulfilled their end of the contract.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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I understand what you are saying undo, and I appreciate your demeanor. While I don't agree with you, I don't think your position is completely without merit, so I won't shout you down, insult you, suggest you go to another country, or construct some degrading assessment of your character from looking at your avitar.


For example: United Health Care posted approximately 800 MILLION in profit for the second quarter of this year Alone. That's up 155% from this time last year. How is that possible in the worst recession since the last depression. The CEO of that company "earns" more than 102,000.00 every hour. Yet we have millions of uninsured AMERICANS in this country.

This is America, we can afford to ensure the health care needs of ALL Americans, even if it's at the cost of a few mega-corporations. If that's socialism, then paint me red and call me a socialist.

This is America, we should all be ashamed.

[edit on 24-8-2009 by uaocteaou]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:11 PM
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Thats just it, we CANT afford it, you cant just print money that we dont have the gold to back and expect it to be worth the paper its printed on.

Thats a HUGE argument against the proposed bill....

Ive educated myself on this bill and have spent weeks reading through this thing and still am.....

I think thats the thing tho, people ARE reading this,and that is why they are concerned.....whats more is they are OUTRAGED because they arent getting the answers to them, they are just getting demeaned by the media, and the politicians themselves are deflecting the answers.

Hell a lot of these politicians arent even reading this proposal. Obama hismelf was asked in an interview which was posted on here a while back, whether or not the private option would remain on the table or if it would be taken away, and in the interview he sated he wasnt sure, or wasnt aware of what the provisions in that part of the bill specified.....

Thats coming from the POTUS! The guy pushing so hard for this! People have a right to be concerned!

Whatever your stances are on this whole thing, I will tell you one thing, its very very clear we cannot even run the public health options on the table now efficiently and they are going broke, the government sure as hell cant do it on a scale that large..

We are in a huge amount of debt as a country, and we cannot financially support a bill like this as a nation.......as i stated above, you cant just print money willy nilly and keep up a plan like this.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by uaocteaou
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For example: United Health Care posted approximately 800 BILLION in profit for the second quarter of this year Alone. That's up 155% from this time last year. How is that possible in the worst recession since the last depression. The CEO of that company "earns" more than 102,000.00 every hour. Yet we have millions of uninsured AMERICANS in this country.


Excellent figures to point out here, but first, a correction. The number was $859 Million, not Billion.
WSJ: UnitedHealth 2Q Profit Doubles, Membership Declines.

Let me add to your point though. If we were to make require that all companies offering medical insurance be 100% not-for-profit and enforce that with some level of rigor, that $800 Million could either have gone to medical research or stayed in the pockets of the people buying the insurance.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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as i mentioned above, some of the people effected by this plan, have already fulfilled their obligations for the level of health care they currently have. that needs to remain in place. some of those people have paid into the system their entire lives, so that in their senior years, they can be assured of the health care they were promised. that money was used for social programs to benefit the poor and needy as well. it's not like they just up and decided to be greedy and to present it that way is not only incorrect, it's so terribly disrespectful.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by undo
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as i mentioned above, some of the people effected by this plan, have already fulfilled their obligations for the level of health care they currently have. that needs to remain in place. some of those people have paid into the system their entire lives, so that in their senior years, they can be assured of the health care they were promised. that money was used for social programs to benefit the poor and needy as well. it's not like they just up and decided to be greedy and to present it that way is not only incorrect, it's so terribly disrespectful.


Undo, not sure what you are getting at here. My beef is with the insurance companies in much the same way that it is with the oil and pharma companies. They are an embarrassment of riches. They make filthy amounts of money, but do not give back to their community in an likewise manner. I applaude when a company can do well and make money on the bottom line, but when the people their industry services are being neglected, abused, or under-serviced -- or if their industry is the cause of harm either through exclusion or neglect, then that company is no longer being good citizen and there should be at least some leveling of the playing field.

Also, let me point out that I am a big opponent to the current plan(s?) on Capitol Hill. It is overly complicated, treats the symptoms rather than the disease, and will do nothing but take what's left of this economy and culture and drive it headling into the ground.



[edit on 8-24-2009 by rogerstigers]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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i agree that we need to take care of our own. been saying this for awhile. and to some degree we have been taking care of our own. the problem appears to surface when the money paid doesn't get used appropriately or is wasted so that the same amount can be obtained the next year.

this, however, is not the fault of the people who have been paying (and many many people have paid into the system, so much money it's mind boggling). to then turn on them and accuse them of being greedy, selfish people, especially since they worked and paid out of their earnings for their entire lives, it's ........well you can see how that might be viewed.

it's like someone sending you a gift of money, every month for 30 years, and your response after 30 years is to call them greedy and selfish when you won't send them more money ...in that in their old age.....

honestly, you are right. we should be ashamed of ourselves for not realizing that WE are not the problem. It's more like this:

(the government) has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. - declaration of independence



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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Undo, I hear you, I guess what I'm saying is..... Why does offering a public "option" mean that YOU are going to lose anything?.. It doesn't.

Sure, you have paid into a system, now you reap the benefits, I get VA care, and there's every single person in every city, county, state and federal prison receiving government health care. Does offering a public "option" mean that people are going to lose something, NO, but millions will be receiving something that should be guaranteed in a Country like this.

Undo..... instead of being so fearful of losing what you have already been guaranteed, think of the benefits to Millions of others, MILLIONS.

Did you stand up against the 800 BILLION prescription benefit?.. That's unpaid for, still unpaid for. Or did you appreciate receiving it?...

C'mon bro.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:59 PM
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as i said, i don't have a problem with helping others and neither do the old folks that so many people are griping about. are they really giving an opt out? will they still allow the people receiving medicare and medicaid and va benefits to continue receiving them as they are currently designed? if not, that's not good.



[edit on 24-8-2009 by undo]



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:02 PM
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and for the record, i'm not old enough to receive any kind of benefits and i'm female. so please reserve your stereotypes for another day.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:10 PM
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Well, Please forgive my "sterotypes". I was unaware that I was stereotying you, or anyone else. However, please accept my most sincere apology for any offense.



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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you assumed i was protecting MY benefits. i don't even qualify for them. i was never healthy enough to pay into the system, either. spent most of my time so far, being too ill to work. (don't ask, it's not pretty). you called me "bro" when i'm "sis." and to think you were glad i wasn't dragging your avatar into the debate, then you turn around and make all those assumptions about me based on.....what? that i don't want people who have paid into the system for their entire lives to be harmed or robbed of their benefits? or that i think it's wrong to call them greedy and selfish when they've already paid for YEARS, to support people they don't even know? or that i think the military people have enough challenges as it is and tampering with what little they do get sounds like wrong? come on, does that sound like a person who is being greedy?

eye roll right back atcha.





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