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posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:28 PM
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I think i can hear the Acorn buses pulling up already.

Stack the inside with Acorn robots.
Surround the buildings with Union Thugs.
Beat up all the old people trying to get inside.
Label anyone who doesn't attend the "event" as un-american.
Have MSNBC in the tank Libs interviewing Acorn members as they
leave the "glorious event".
Great idea!
That should work!




posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by warrenb


All sides are playing every angle possible to maximize profit from whatever outcome. The public is caught in the middle.


I don't know if you are trying to disagree with me so excuse me if this comes off the wrong way, but this is exactly what I said in my post. Both sides of the debate are being backed by corporate/political interests.

In other words, I agree 100%.


Originally posted by warrenb
There are actual, real, down to earth, sane, intelligent people who are against the health care reform simply because the "new system" benefits the insurance and health industry more than the current and would exclude more people.



Yes, just as there are sane, intelligent people who are for the health care reform simply because they genuinely want a more egalitarian system that lends a helping hand to those in need, and don't mind taking a little out of their pocketbooks to accomplish that.

I used to feel the same way about this plan as you do, that it will aid the criminal insurance companies more than it will hurt them. However, seeing how actively the major insurance and pharmaceutical companies are fighting against this bill has convinced me that it will be change for the better. They don't want this bill to pass for a reason.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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And what's your point? When the "tea party" demonstrations were going on we heard all kinds of complaining from the Democrats and liberals about how pathetic the REPUBLICANS and NEOCONS were for participating in these demonstrations. Nevermind there were more libertarians and 3rd party moderates that made up the bulk of attendees.

So again, what's the problem? Democrats complain when Republicans speak up, Republicans complain when Democrats speak up.

One party is NOT BETTER than the other. They both equally SUCK.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:41 PM
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That train has long sailed

Well I didn't resort to personal insults(the path you have chosen)I believe your username may be


deterministic

of your character


dog 694 up, 369 down love it hate it a guy who hits and runs, as in he tells girls what they wanna hear to get in their panties and as soon as he gets the goods, he's gone. unable to commit to one woman. DOG.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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Interesting that you assume that I was insulting you.


But thanks for clearing that up.


Now ... do you mind answering my original question on who's being paid to protest?



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by sos37


So again, what's the problem? Democrats complain when Republicans speak up, Republicans complain when Democrats speak up.

One party is NOT BETTER than the other. They both equally SUCK.


I never said there was a problem...?

I support everyone's right to protest. I supported the Tea Partiers right to protest, I support the Republicans' right to protest against health care, and I support the Democrats' right to protest for health care.

The only thing I have a 'problem' with is when somebody has a problem with other people protesting simply because they are on the other side of the debate. It shows hypocrisy, dishonor and genuine un-American-ness.

Please don't try to peg me down with your blanket view of liberals and democrats, because I won't fit in with either. Neither will 99% of the rest of the country, for that matter.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by drwizardphd
Yes, just as there are sane, intelligent people who are for the health care reform simply because they genuinely want a more egalitarian system that lends a helping hand to those in need, and don't mind taking a little out of their pocketbooks to accomplish that.


I agree with you. The problem is that the powers that be (TPTB) are making this into an "us" and "them" issue and are both throwing out lies about both sides without even knowing the truth of what is contained in the health bill itself.

I'm all for free health care but the bill in it's current form is not beneficial to anyone except the police state and the medical and insurance industry.

As it is, the bills floating around should not be passed simply because it's free health care. And it's not really free if you're paying X amount for it out of your paycheck. I understand the principal of spreading out the cost, yada yada.

And it's great that many people support the bill, however they appear to have no clue as to what exactly that free health care means at the end of the day. There are dozens of threads already on ATS with links and discussions of the actual bills with quotes from parts of the bills that show that there is alot more to this free health care than most people think.

Besides a few bucks a month for free health care, are you willing to let the state take your children away if they dont have shots or put them in quarantine? And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Read the bill, actually read the damn bill. Don't listen to all the propaganda from either side. Inform YOURSELF.

I wouldn't vote for it in a million years.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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It's not free! Nothing is free! Obama said this back before he became president, that he wanted to have universal health care, but it would take money!

Guess what, though? It's the right thing to do.

When you have a disease, which is not your fault, and a company will not take you in because they're afraid you'll get sick and cost them money, how is that helping people?

How is it helping a family who's only able to pay so much into health care, that if they get sick, the insurance company will refuse to pay for the surgery?

Really, I'm the kind of person that believes in helping everybody. I know there are many on here who wouldn't want that, that don't want to pay, that they are afraid their money will be used for the wrong reasons by people who are taking advantage of the system.

But if you guys are waiting for the perfect system, you're never going to find one. Every plan has its problems.

Universal health care, though, is a good solution.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 04:02 PM
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If it's so good, why are the Canadians running down here to
the good old USA for surgery?
Did you see the news story from Canada?
Their health care system is imploding!

Their words. Not mine.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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It's a small number, but health care reform is not the only road we must take to get our country better.

I'm a HUGE supporter of embryonic stem cell research to find the cures for many of these diseases that require surgeries.

Can you imagine within our lifetimes telling our own children of a thing called cancer, of how it was once a deadly disease?



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 04:36 PM
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earthhopenetwork.net... or here
atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com... you may have to read though I'm not going to do your work for you (there's enough of that going around!



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by Mak Manto
Hah, please...

Fear goes a long way, and when you have insurance lobbyists promising you that if Obama does pass the health care, grandma will die by death panels, and this country will become Marxist, it's sad...

No, you know what? It's not sad, it's pathetic...

To say that every country that has universal health care is Marxist or socialist is an insult.

It's propaganda, and you guys who believe Obama is trying to lead us into a hole? You're wrong.

You're being led by corporations, companies, and individuals who want to keep their money.

Universal health care is not the enemy here.


You might want to check on who exactly is pushing for and funding the massive propaganda err advertising blitz the country is about to be faced with. You my friend are being led by corporations, companies, and individuals who want to keep YOUR and all of OUR money.

Government IS the ENEMY here.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 04:43 PM
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70 % of Doctors ready to 'just say no'
Majority won't accept new patients under government plan

By Dr. Alfred Bonati | Tuesday, August 25, 2009

www.washingtontimes.com...



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 04:44 PM
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Originally posted by genius/idoit
reply to post by schrodingers dog
 
earthhopenetwork.net... or here
atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com...


Okelidokely ... now can you point me to where on the OP's article Acorn is mentioned?



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by Mak Manto
Exactly.

So, it's alright for the conservatives to rant and complain, but when the Democrats stand up for their views, it's all bad.

Hypocrites...


Hypocrites calling people hypocrites.


And during the last administration, even Pelosi was saying she was proud to be a dissenter. Now, of course, dissent is "evil".



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by Mak Manto
reply to post by Eurisko2012
 

It's a small number, but health care reform is not the only road we must take to get our country better.

I'm a HUGE supporter of embryonic stem cell research to find the cures for many of these diseases that require surgeries.

Can you imagine within our lifetimes telling our own children of a thing called cancer, of how it was once a deadly disease?


The problem with Liberals like yourself is so simple that I am shocked the most intelligent among us totally miss it. It is NOT compassionate if it doesn't work. The government spends the peoples money in ways that on the surface seem compassionate and egalitarian, the results be dammed! The private sector has proven time and time and time again that it is much more efficient and effective in ACTUALLY helping people on many levels. Look at the cost v.s. results for charities doing the same or similar function as government and you will quickly see that it is actually much more compassionate to support charities by your own free will than it is to support any obligatory government program. It's not even close.

Edit for this:

BTW, Adult stem cell research has shown that adult stems cells are actually much more effective than embryonic stem cells. Makes sense that one's own stem cells would be more effective in fighting disease and injuries for that individual than another persons'. Again though, results be dammed!

[edit on 25-8-2009 by RDR17]



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211

Hypocrites calling people hypocrites.


Anyone who dogmatically supports, works for, runs for, is associated with ANY political party at the expense of another sets themselves up by definition to being a hypocrite.

Not only do they all operate in a similar fashion and serve the same masters ...

But inevitably those you support will do a 180 on you and bite your ideals in the bottom.

No one who plays this game is clean.

And yes btw I think Acorn are crooks, and yes I have serious apprehensions about the various hc bills, but ...

EVERYONE has the right to voice their opinion either way for whatever reason, be it their conscience or because they are serving their party masters.

So if some want to carry guns fine, you want to scream Nazi at your rep. fine, and if you want to drive around the country and support the bill that is also fine.

And no one needs to be a hypocrite.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 05:17 PM
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O K stay with me; In the op there was a link if you read the link the other group pledging support is HCAN(healthcare for Americans now) here are a couple of links linking them to acorn.Savvy? rositatheprolesnastylittlebloggingproblem.wordpress.com... a-raza-nea-seiu/ www.alipac.us... www.examiner.com... eetings

[edit on 25-8-2009 by genius/idoit]



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
70 % of Doctors ready to 'just say no'
Majority won't accept new patients under government plan

By Dr. Alfred Bonati | Tuesday, August 25, 2009

www.washingtontimes.com...


That's a good point.
Lets think this through.
70% of doctors just say no.
The huge numbers crowd into the remaining 30%.
"Is this where i go for my free health care? Yes! Take a number.
Your number is 49,202. Check back next month.
Right now we are serving number 301.
Have a nice day. Next!"



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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Can I get paid to participate in these too?

Cool, sign me up!




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