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Jacques Ottawa

Scarborough, Canada

#137617 Jan 17, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
That is right. The Left do not like being call Nazis but when was the last time you heard of NRA members beating up people? Destroying property? Blocking businesses? But to them the Occupiers are patriots!
Defeating the NRA is Like ‘Defeating the Nazis’
Bob Schieffer compared Obama’s gun control speech to “passing civil rights legislation, as Lyndon Johnson was able to do; and before that, surely, defeating the Nazis, was a much more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby.”
Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/01/defeating...
My gosh. The NRA has done more harm than the "Occupiers" have done and will do in the next one million years. How many people have been shot dead thanks to the NRA's influence on lawmakers, influence used to stifle gun laws and contols, culminating in a nation that has 88 guns per 100 citizens, meaning more than 1.5 guns per adult. Occupiers? What're you talking about? Hitler reportedly never killed anyone personally. Yet...
Jacques Ottawa

Scarborough, Canada

#137618 Jan 17, 2013
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
The two nurses I see have told me about numerous doctors who are planning on retiring b/c of OCare. They each have 30 years experience and know just about all the local docs. So, they're not just mouthing off. Doctor shortage is coming.
Exactly the same speeches we heard when medicare came out ion 1965. Bravado and meaningless. PM and his ministers were threatened. If you takle a poll on Medicare, and you can look it up, 90%, though not totally happy with it,(normal) would want to keep it. Yet, at its inception, more than half the population was against medicare.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#137619 Jan 17, 2013
Jacques Ottawa wrote:
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Wouldn't you agree it's much eassier to remove guns. Alocohol is a physical as well as psychological addiction. It can even passed on by an alcoholic mother, I hear. Are you trying to tell me that Auns are an addiction? Are they?
again, I pose the question : Why are gun deaths in Australia, Japan,NZ, all of westen Europe, Scandinavia and Canada, plus many more, 6 to 20 times lower than in the US? With apan,it's 100+ times lower! Is it because there are fewer alcoholics and drug users in the aforementioned countries? I think not. Is it because guns are regulated? I think so.
I don't think guns can be removed. No matter what law is enacted. I honestly don't think you've given the underlying causes the time and consideration they most certainly deserve.

You know my comeback on the numbers thing. I posted information that showed different results than your info and it painted an entirely new picture. So, we'll just have to disagree on that. Let's say you're the president and you want all guns banned. How would you go about it? Before anyone flies off the handle, I know no one is talking about banning guns altogether, yet.
Jacques Ottawa

Scarborough, Canada

#137620 Jan 17, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
During a recent password audit by a company, it was found that a (blonde) employee was using the following password:
"MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLou ieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento "
When asked why she had such a long password, she rolled her eyes and said: "Hello! It has to be at least 8 characters long and include at least one capital."
It sort of reminds me of the woman from Portland, OR who was smoking something at three a.m. and standing on two walls when she slipped and fell between the two walls. They live among us too!
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I don't know. I think it is just another blonde joke. Someone sent it to me and I thought I'd share. No offence meant to people with blonde hair though.
It is not like the Democrat Congressman from Georgia who thought Guam would capsize if there were to many Marines on the island.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-csA4icQXh4XX
Nor the Republican candidate Tod Akin who thought women could not get pregnant if they did not want to.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Or president, yes, it was president, not congressman or senator, president, Reagan who said that trees were the biggest polluters of them all. He said that. I hear he got it from an airline magazine. Churchill called Gaandhi "that fakhir". Yet Churchill was a great man.
Jacques Ottawa

Scarborough, Canada

#137622 Jan 17, 2013
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
It was a play for the cameras. Wake up and see it for what it is. He did the same thing with the Healthcare bill, if I'm not mistaken. Typical politics. Photo ops and image! That's the name of the game, unfortunately.
True, but don't they all do it, him and his predecessors.

You did not comment on the NRA ad that criticized Obama for having agents guarding his kids. Do you really believe they should go around unguarded? Do you really believe that my children, your children, are as much at risk when in public than the president's kids?
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#137621 Jan 17, 2013
Jacques Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
My gosh. The NRA has done more harm than the "Occupiers" have done and will do in the next one million years. How many people have been shot dead thanks to the NRA's influence on lawmakers, influence used to stifle gun laws and contols, culminating in a nation that has 88 guns per 100 citizens, meaning more than 1.5 guns per adult. Occupiers? What're you talking about? Hitler reportedly never killed anyone personally. Yet...
Where did 88 per 100 come from? What portion of those 88 are in the hands of criminals? So, you've heard the plan, what's your opinion of the proposal?
Jacques Ottawa

Scarborough, Canada

#137623 Jan 17, 2013
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
It wasn't a large hospital and didn't have that many deliveries/year. That was mentioned as well as the cost replacing the two doctors that were leaving because of OCare. They were going into a more specialized field. I think the nearest place to go was like 40 miles away.
You wrote "That was mentioned as well as the cost replacing the two doctors ". Right. Why would the hospital bear the cost of the doctors? I thought insurance or patients paid the costs. My friend is paying out-of-pocket, the hospital pays zilch. It just receives the money is all. Incidentally, he's in hock for years and years. Not surprised that abortion is an option. FYI,I'm againast abortion except in rare, very rare cases, but am also free choice , I don't pretend to know all the answers.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#137624 Jan 17, 2013
Jacques Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly the same speeches we heard when medicare came out ion 1965. Bravado and meaningless. PM and his ministers were threatened. If you takle a poll on Medicare, and you can look it up, 90%, though not totally happy with it,(normal) would want to keep it. Yet, at its inception, more than half the population was against medicare.
Just telling you what I was told by people who work in the field. The story about the hospital and no more deliveries supports what they have said. The major problem in our healthcare was insurance companies. That's what needed fixing.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#137625 Jan 17, 2013
Jacques Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
True, but don't they all do it, him and his predecessors.
You did not comment on the NRA ad that criticized Obama for having agents guarding his kids. Do you really believe they should go around unguarded? Do you really believe that my children, your children, are as much at risk when in public than the president's kids?
C'mon man. Do you not find it the least bit hypocritical that as the president is signing new gun laws, his kids are under the protection of firearms? That's exactly what the NRA proposed! Guard our schools!
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#137626 Jan 17, 2013
Jacques Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
You wrote "That was mentioned as well as the cost replacing the two doctors ". Right. Why would the hospital bear the cost of the doctors? I thought insurance or patients paid the costs. My friend is paying out-of-pocket, the hospital pays zilch. It just receives the money is all. Incidentally, he's in hock for years and years. Not surprised that abortion is an option. FYI,I'm againast abortion except in rare, very rare cases, but am also free choice , I don't pretend to know all the answers.
The hospital would have to interview applicants, train the new doctors, etc. That was the cost they were talking about. I'm not sure what you are referring to with "insurance" and "patients pay". I'm confused, you're against abortion but you're also pro choice? I don't get it.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#137627 Jan 17, 2013
I just got through talking about this Yoyo who things islands, like Guam, can capsize. And like a typical Yoyo he can not understand that there are Black Conservatives who feel the same way about gun control. Is Rep. Hank Johnson calling these Black Conservatives Racists?
Yep, Ken Blackwell must me racist against Black people because not only is he a Republican, he is also a member of the NRA!!!
Oh, there are many others black members of the NRA of which some are ..... Democrats!!!! Are they racist against Blacks too?!?

Rep. Hank Johnson on NRA:‘They Still Cannot Get Over’ That Obama Is ‘Black’
By Matt Cover; January 16, 2013

CNSNews.com )- Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) opposed President Barack Obama's gun control plans because the group “still cannot get over” the fact that the president is “black.”
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/rep-hank-john...
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#137628 Jan 17, 2013
Out ...

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#137629 Jan 17, 2013
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
The hospital would have to interview applicants, train the new doctors, etc. That was the cost they were talking about. I'm not sure what you are referring to with "insurance" and "patients pay". I'm confused, you're against abortion but you're also pro choice? I don't get it.
Or they could go to Cuba to hire new doctors where their doctors are soooo smart they can go through medical school in just one year!!!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#137630 Jan 17, 2013
Jacques Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
You wrote "That was mentioned as well as the cost replacing the two doctors ". Right. Why would the hospital bear the cost of the doctors? I thought insurance or patients paid the costs. My friend is paying out-of-pocket, the hospital pays zilch. It just receives the money is all. Incidentally, he's in hock for years and years. Not surprised that abortion is an option. FYI,I'm againast abortion except in rare, very rare cases, but am also free choice , I don't pretend to know all the answers.
In most hospitals doctors are independent agents. But in Public (government) hospitals, they are employees of the hospital (government).
Here in Florida the most you can sue any government for is capped at $100,000 regardless if you have a real case. So here in Jacksonville if they take you to Sands Hospital and they screw up and crippled for life, it is $100K maximum you will get.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#137631 Jan 17, 2013
Jacques Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Rogue, he's filthy rich, which is why he retired. The fees he probably charged, bet he could've retired at 35. How much did he charge for a routine visit? That'll give you a clue.
My good friend and mentor passed away September 3,2012 at the age of 94. He had been a doctor in the Army during World War II and worked in private practice with two partners for many years before he and his nurse wife set up their own office. He made very little money and by the time he was in his late sixties most of his patients where on medicare. He was actually spending more than he was taking in and once told me that he wanted to retire but the government would require him to pay $166,000 to transfer his patients to someone else. Not all doctors are 'filthy rich'. He lived one block from the house his father lived in when he was a teenager,and drove a forty year old car. He went to college on a football scholarship,as a star quarterback who also played on defense.

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#137632 Jan 17, 2013
I just love Birthers!

They are Dumb....but extremely entertaining!
Jacques Ottawa

Scarborough, Canada

#137633 Jan 17, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Or they could go to Cuba to hire new doctors where their doctors are soooo smart they can go through medical school in just one year!!!
Where'd you get that? Medicine in Cuba is first-rate, in spite of a dire lack of equipment and medicine thanks to sanctions. Ask the 1,000s of U.S. citizens who travel there for treatment and surgery. Life expectancy is almost at the U.S. level and will soon surpass it. Maybe their doctors have something to do with that. When Castro came along, life expectancy was in the mid-50s range. Now in the high 70s. And don't come back calling me a Castro lover. I don't like him but you would not understand in a million years why he was welcome in 1959 and, for the last 35 years, no longer. The Dom Repub, Haiti, and Jamaica could use a Castro right now, but not for 60 years! Or even 50, or 40, r 30 or 20. Do your damn reforms, clean the apparatus and get the hell out, restore democracy. That's where Castro erred. But, some good stuff remains, like doctors and education.
Jacques Ottawa

Scarborough, Canada

#137634 Jan 17, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>My good friend and mentor passed away September 3,2012 at the age of 94. He had been a doctor in the Army during World War II and worked in private practice with two partners for many years before he and his nurse wife set up their own office. He made very little money and by the time he was in his late sixties most of his patients where on medicare. He was actually spending more than he was taking in and once told me that he wanted to retire but the government would require him to pay $166,000 to transfer his patients to someone else. Not all doctors are 'filthy rich'. He lived one block from the house his father lived in when he was a teenager,and drove a forty year old car. He went to college on a football scholarship,as a star quarterback who also played on defense.
Before we had medicare, we also had devoted dcctors like the one you described. I'm one of 8 children, same delivering doctor, my father said he charged nothing for half of us and very little for the others. I'm sure you have plenty of those too at the moment.

Is the $166,000 fee a medicare regulation? When'd it come into force?

BTW, we have set fees for all doctos in Canada. I can assure you that none are on welfare, they do quite well but yes, we lose quite a few to the US as they can earn double to quadruple down there. Many do come back eventually, and some at retirement when they no longer have medicare coverage which they get here free of charge. Personally, I'd charge them or make them wait for free coverage until they've lived the equivalent number of years in Canada that they spent in the states. Seems only fair.
Jacques Ottawa

Scarborough, Canada

#137635 Jan 17, 2013
FFS- wrote:
I just love Birthers!
They are Dumb....but extremely entertaining!
That they are.
Jacques Ottawa

Scarborough, Canada

#137636 Jan 17, 2013
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
The hospital would have to interview applicants, train the new doctors, etc. That was the cost they were talking about. I'm not sure what you are referring to with "insurance" and "patients pay". I'm confused, you're against abortion but you're also pro choice? I don't get it.
Pro choice means I respect others' viewpoint on abortion, though I am basically against it. It's just that I don't think I'm an authority on whether it should be allowed or not, tht I am right and they are wrong. Good arguments on both sides. In my church, masturbation and loss of sperm was akin to abortion. See what I mean? When is the child a child in the mother's womb? The day after conception, 3, 30 days, 2 months? I don't know. Oh, and unless it's been revised, the catholic church still condemns masturbation and waste of sperm.

I meant, who pays the hospital and doctor fees, whatever those fees are? Either the govt through medicare pays, insurance pays or patient pays. Either way, and no matter what the cost, hospital just receives what it charges. BTW, their excuse of having to review applicants and train new doctors as being costly is hard to believe. Where are the costs? It's all done by personnel that are on staff.

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