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Originally posted by rusethorcain
reply to post by Thirty_Foot_Smurf
And they aren't going to get any coverage until 2014 or so, there plenty of time to get to work after November.
Actually many of the benefits start in 30 days and it will take according to Mike Pence this morning 12-15 months to fight this in the courts. Too bad for you. Most of the Americans you talk to are against this bill but we cannot all be found at gun shows and nascar.
Maybe you should really inquire around a little more and you will see most people are for it.
The rest don't know what to think since the Repubtilians campaign of misinformation was so good. Hey they have the big corporations backing them and so they have the money to wage an effective war.
Good game. See you in 2012 where you can try to fool the no longer "drugged up" people again.
Unfortunately for you but luckily for everyone in favor of this bill (and actually fortunately for you also since "like it or not" you will benefit...
RIGHT IS MIGHT in itself.
Originally posted by audas
Riiiiiiiiight - except for the fact that REPUBLICANS are the biggest recipients of lobbyist cash by MILES !
Originally posted by paraphi
Is this not what democracy is all about? Get an issue, argue about it and make the necessary concessions etc., then vote on it.
Oh, I know the losers often cry "foul", but then if the result had gone the other way...
Sorry to simplify it, but there you are. If you do not like it then the next time you vote you make your vote count and maybe the issue which has got you so vexed will be changed.
Originally posted by skoalman88
Originally posted by Jimmy910130
First off, I am not republican nor am I a democrat, hell, I'm not even American. But I'm literally getting p.o'd seeing all these threads about 'F*** Health care' and then another one 'Yay for Health Care' . If your going to speak ill of something, make sure you speak in the first person, not generalizing your whole country because not everyone agrees with you (I'm not referring only to the OP, I am referring to all of these threads, and to your president, who speaks in generalizing terms also).
Personally, I know their 2 very different kinds of health care, but here in Canada, I love my health care: Saved my father from cancer, saved me from bacterial meningitis, my cousin from leukemia, is currently treating my grandmother for lung cancer, treated me when I was 15 and got hit by a car, is treating my grandfather's arthritis, treated my uncle's prostate cancer, ect ect for---- no charge. But this is here. And I guess it really can't compare as to what I am hearing.
Few questions: How much is an average American going to pay for health care?
Is it going to be similar to Hawaii's government mandated health care, which they have had for close to 40 years and which they all seem to love?
And, if your living in your car, and posting here, it means you have a laptop, and/or running out your internet bill or your car battery, no?
If you could have an alternative to this health care reform, what would it be exactly?
Are you willing to help/share/pay for one of your citizens who is in dire need of medical help/treatment?
Thanks for your answers,
No taxes in Canada? Where does this money tree exist that the government plucks bills from to pay for your services?
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by happinness
We Americans know that our government doesn't work.
Deal with proving to the Social Security Administration that Grandpa is still alive and still deserves to get his Social Security checks or that Grandma really is 66 years old because they won't accept her birth certificate.
I have dealt with both.
Come live with it.
Then tell me how much more government 'help' I need.
[edit on 24-3-2010 by happinness]
Yeah it is my fault a walk in visit to a doctor costs a few hundred bucks to get a prescription for anti-biotics to cure a cold.
Originally posted by Thirty_Foot_Smurf
At first I thought you were making an attempt at humor then I realized you were actually serious. You do know that when they control you from cradle to grave they can control who gets a cradle and who gets a grave...The problem with Londinistan is that you people have been giving up your rights under the guise of safety and security for decades. You're the last people we should listen to. Why don't you just give us tips on oral health next?
Quote from : Vitality, Inc and AT&T Partner To Improve Rx Adherence
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Vitality, Inc. and AT&T announced Tuesday that AT&T will provide the nationwide wireless network connection for Vitality GlowCaps, intelligent pill caps designed to help patients take medications regularly.
According to David Rose, CEO of Vitality, the AT&T-connected GlowCaps fit on standard prescription bottles and use light then sound reminders, which can be followed by a phone call or text message to remind patients to take their medication.
"For the first time in the healthcare industry, we can use minute-by-minute adherence data to motivate healthy behavior," Rose said.
The AT&T wireless network also enables Vitality to know when to refill a medication before a patient runs out, Rose said.
Quote from : Wikipedia : World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health.
Established on 7 April 1948, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the agency inherited the mandate and resources of its predecessor, the Health Organization, which had been an agency of the League of Nations.
Amazon Review :
The Bush years have given rise to fears of a resurgent Imperial Presidency.
Those fears are justified, but the problem cannot be solved simply by bringing a new administration to power.
In his provocative new book, The Cult of the Presidency, Gene Healy argues that the fault lies not in our leaders but in ourselves.
When our scholars lionize presidents who break free from constitutional restraints, when our columnists and talking heads repeatedly call upon the "commander in chief " to dream great dreams and seek the power to achieve them--when voters look to the president for salvation from all problems great and small--should we really be surprised that the presidency has burst its constitutional bonds and grown powerful enough to threaten American liberty?
The Cult of the Presidency takes a step back from the ongoing red team/blue team combat and shows that, at bottom, conservatives and liberals agree on the boundless nature of presidential responsibility.
For both camps, it is the president's job to grow the economy, teach our children well, provide seamless protection from terrorist threats, and rescue Americans from spiritual malaise.
Very few Americans seem to think it odd, says Healy, "when presidential candidates talk as if they're running for a job that's a combination of guardian angel, shaman, and supreme warlord of the earth."
Healy takes aim at that unconfined conception of presidential responsibility, identifying it as the source of much of our political woe and some of the gravest threats to our liberties.
If the public expects the president to heal everything that ails us, the president is going to demand--or seize--the power necessary to handle that responsibility.
Interweaving historical scholarship, legal analysis, and trenchant cultural commentary, The Cult of the Presidency traces America's decades-long drift from the Framers' vision for the presidency: a constitutionally constrained chief magistrate charged with faithful execution of the laws.
Restoring that vision will require a Congress and a Court willing to check executive power, but Healy emphasizes that there is no simple legislative or judicial "fix" to the problems of the presidency.
Unless Americans change what we ask of the office--no longer demanding what we should not want and cannot have--we'll get what, in a sense, we deserve.
Amazon Review :
“The Science of Fear elegantly weaves academic research and everyday experience, exposing the secrets of emotion and reason, and the essential roles they play on our lives. An excellent book.”
--Dan Ariely, author of New York Times bestseller Predictably Irrational
“Where writers such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Francis Wheen have been content largely to enumerate the errors of less rational men and women, Dan Gardner has collated part of what we need to diagnose the problem. If skeptics spent less time moaning about the propensity of their fellows to believe what they want to believe and more time asking why they do so, there might not be such a crisis of reason in the West today.”
“Terrific. Exceptionally good… Has the clarity of Malcolm Gladwell.”
“Excellent…. analyses everything from the media’s predilection for irrational scare stories to the cynical use of fear by politicians pushing a particular agenda…. Gardner never falls into the trap of becoming frustrated and embittered by the waste and needless worry that he is documenting. A personal anecdote about an unwise foray into a Nigerian slum in search of a stolen wallet disposes of the idea that the author is immune to the foibles he describes. What could easily have been a catalogue of misgovernance and stupidity instead becomes a cheery corrective to modern paranoia.”
“Those of us who spend our careers in research hope that someone like Daniel Gardner will come along and bring our findings to the world in an engaging and scientifically accurate way. Thank you, Dan! Some books can change the world. This one might.”
--Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon, past President of The Society for Risk Analysis
“Fear needs a science and Daniel Gardner offers a fast-paced tour of what the most interesting researchers have revealed. The number of things that you don't need to be afraid of is encouraging, but finding out why we still do fear them anyway is fascinating. Essential reading for anyone interested in the social mistakes we make everyday--and how to fix them.”
--Tyler Cowen, author of Discover Your Inner Economist
“An invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly.”
--The Guardian “Elegantly summarises the results of psychological research … Gardner is forensic in his dissection of bogus claims in advertising and politics, just as he is lucid about the science explaining why they work.”
(visit the link for the full news article)
(CNN) - A day after President Obama signed the health care reform bill, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will put his signature Wednesday on legislation to outlaw the federal government from forcing state residents to purchase health insurance.
The Virginia measure, passed by the state's general assembly last month, directly conflicts with the new federal mandates that all Americans purchase some form of health insurance starting in 2014.
In an effort to sustain the Virginia law, the state's attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal district court in Richmond arguing the federal insurance law is an unconstitutional overreach of Congressional power.
Originally posted by centurion1211
In canada they have money to finance their socialist agenda because they depend on the U.S. to defend them. Cuts way down on their defense costs. And they get to (ignorantly) tell us how great they have it and how we do everything all wrong.
Originally posted by EndtheFed
70-80% of the people didn't want this Obamacare. An overwhelming majority of the people were against the banker bailouts. A majority of Americans are against illegal immigration. Most people are against NAFTA and GATT. Most are now against the Patriot Act. Most are against all the wars.
We no longer have a representative Republic. We now live under a tyrannical government that no longer cares what the people think or want. It does what it wants and the people be damned.
II. More than 1000 US Bases and/or Military Installations
The main sources of information on these military installations (e.g. C. Johnson, the NATO Watch Committee, the International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases) reveal that the US operates and/or controls between 700 and 800 military bases Worldwide.
In this regard, Hugh d’Andrade and Bob Wing's 2002 Map 1 entitled "U.S. Military Troops and Bases around the World, The Cost of 'Permanent War'", confirms the presence of US military personnel in 156 countries.
The US Military has bases in 63 countries. Brand new military bases have been built since September 11, 2001 in seven countries.
In total, there are 255,065 US military personnel deployed Worldwide.
These facilities include a total of 845,441 different buildings and equipments. The underlying land surface is of the order of 30 million acres. According to Gelman, who examined 2005 official Pentagon data, the US is thought to own a total of 737 bases in foreign lands. Adding to the bases inside U.S. territory, the total land area occupied by US military bases domestically within the US and internationally is of the order of 2,202,735 hectares, which makes the Pentagon one of the largest landowners worldwide (Gelman, J., 2007).