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What

Broken Arrow, OK

#17440 Jul 6, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
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+1
There's many more examples by the clueless and uneducated in this thread on a daily basis. Heck, depending on who is posting, it's sometimes hourly...

And sometimes minutely.
What

Broken Arrow, OK

#17441 Jul 6, 2013
danger zone wrote:
The chart on recent medical innovations & their origin is MOST interesting.
http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba649

Good link for any left winger to chew their cud on.
danger zone

Lithonia, GA

#17442 Jul 6, 2013
danger zone wrote:
The chart on recent medical innovations & their origin is MOST interesting.
http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba649
IO, what do you have to say about US breast & prostate cancer mortality rates in comparison to Britain's mortality rates??
Informed Opinion

North Fort Myers, FL

#17443 Jul 6, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
<quoted text>One of my good friends is a "dual" doctor (MD and PhD) and is very well respected in his field (he was the "lead" person in the development and launching of a drug used to treat a serious condition, sits on several medical boards and other boards) who was born in, grew up in, and trained in, the UK.

He's been in practice in the US for many years. I asked him one time why he was here, instead of where he grew up, he laughed and said something like, "As poor (his word) as the US healthcare system is, it's the best place to be, and not just for the money a doctor can earn. You can better treat your patients here. It's very frustrating in the UK."

Guy knows what he's talking about. He's done it.
I'm shocked !

Shocked!

A doctor in a system that makes the doctors and health care providers among the richest people in the world- says its a great system.

Doctors in other industrialized countries, who provide just as good of services as here, are paid less than here.

I bet they would also love to make more money by turning out sick children into a source of profit for them.

What next ?

MRI salesmen who say we should have more MRIs ?

CAT Scan salesmen who say we should have more CATs ?

Cardiac Surgeons who say we should do more heart surgeries ?
Informed Opinion

North Fort Myers, FL

#17444 Jul 6, 2013
Two great books:

Catastrophic Care: "How American Health Care Killed My Father - And How We Can Fix it"

by David Goldhill

and

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us"
by Steven Brill - NY Times Magazine

Both are on CSPAN this week discussing how to the government must intervene in medical care because there cannot ever be a "Free Market" in medical care.
danger zone

Lithonia, GA

#17445 Jul 6, 2013
Fools Galore wrote:
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ROFL.
Sorry dude, but America is now past it's greatness. We are now in a downward spiral.$16-20 trillion will never be paid off.
Most all mfg is now offshore, we produce nothing and our education systems are failing.
You'll be a poor man all your life, get used to it because it's not going to change.
And figure in the ONE TRILLION per year spent on Hispanic welfare-- that trillion doesn't include direct services, public education & provided services to UNLAWFUL immigrants. Downward spiral -death spin is absolutley right.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17446 Jul 6, 2013
What wrote:
Looks like Bush has turned into another rhino republican, or maybe he's been one all the time.
"George W. Bush to Speak on Immigration Reform."
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...
I will always respect Bush because I believe he is a decent man who believed what he was doing was best for the country that he truly does love, unlike our current president who can't wait for any opportunity to blame this country for something.(and "fundamentally transform" it into something our Founders would not recognize) Unfortunately, he was not the fiscal conservative the country needed and he was squishy on issues like immigration.

Speaking of our Founders, apparently Obama doesn't like the term "Founding Fathers" - I guess he thinks "Founding Founders" - yes, he actually said it - is more "inclusive". Sorry, Mr President, it just makes you sound like an idiot. And that's how the administration is referring to them as well.

"how the spirit of our Founding Founders did more than just create a nation"
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/re...

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/351031/w...

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17447 Jul 6, 2013
@Scott
Thank you for your kind words.
And I will take this opportunity to again thank you for your service.
danger zone

Lithonia, GA

#17448 Jul 6, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
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+1
"You think you're a psychic (and a very bad one, indeed) by so boldly stating I get my news, "from sources designed to make you happy" & what I don't know about the republican party."
We have several posters (you already know who they are) that appear to think they're omnipotent, when, in reality, they're just impotent, thinking-wise and "other" wise...
Yes, we ALL know who they are. rotfl
danger zone

Lithonia, GA

#17449 Jul 6, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm shocked !
Shocked!
A doctor in a system that makes the doctors and health care providers among the richest people in the world- says its a great system.
Doctors in other industrialized countries, who provide just as good of services as here, are paid less than here.
I bet they would also love to make more money by turning out sick children into a source of profit for them.
What next ?
MRI salesmen who say we should have more MRIs ?
CAT Scan salesmen who say we should have more CATs ?
Cardiac Surgeons who say we should do more heart surgeries ?
As expected, just another EMPTY reply.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17450 Jul 6, 2013
you people wrote:
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Maybe if you took the time to KNOW what the Republican Party leaders are doing you wouldn't sound so stupid. You get information from sources designed to make you happy so you will tune in. Or in the case of Mr. Broun and others telling you the fairytales you believe to get your vote. They are all feeding you a line of BS. Here is a "news" story on what the real Republican Party is thinking, don't know what they will actually do but they know they can't win on a national level dragging you and your friends along. A lot of middle of the road Republicans have bailed on the Party since the Tea Party fiasco, myself included.
So tell me, just what exactly do you think constitutes "the Tea Party fiasco"? What is your problem with the Tea Party movement? There is no national Tea Party, it is a movement that is truly grass roots that started slowly and people were inspired by the actions of others to join in. As such, there is no "national platform", but most of the groups do support the following:
1. The Constitution - it is the document upon which this country was founded, respect it
2. Smaller, less intrusive government - Obamacare being a great example of leviathan govt that served to inspire many of these ordinary Americans to become involved in politics for the first time
3. Fiscal responsibility - reduce the debt, no deficit spending
4. Lower taxes
5. Local government
6. Traditional values
I am sure I am leaving out points, but what do you find objectionable about the things I did mention?
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#17451 Jul 6, 2013
Synergy wrote:
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+1 Agree.
Those with no morals like to get all of us invovled in wars where a few get rich and the rest of us pay for it. Obama beats the hell out of romney anyday.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17453 Jul 6, 2013
you people wrote:
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Wrong, he is just using his common sense for a change, maybe trying to make up a little for ruining the economy. Its the RIGHT thing to do. You want to call it an amnesty bill when its not, that make you feel smart? Every letter you type points to the obvious conclusion as to why you dislike Mexicans. You know why and so does anyone with common sense. They go to work and work from sun up to sun down doing things Anglo's won't do anymore. They have built themselves into a community, they go to school, to church, raise their kids, pay taxes and even fight in the military for this country, and you just can't stand that.
Why would you say it is not an amnesty bill when everything points to it being exactly that. They refuse to put in an amendment that demands the border fence be completed (among other things) before any legalization begins - why, if they truly intend to enforce the border. The CBO itself said it would reduce illegal immigration by no more than 25%-(though now they are saying 33-50%). Do you really consider our border secure if the VERY BEST this bill can come up with is reducing illegal immigration by 50%?
And never forget, while it IS a fundamental part of a nation's sovereignty and security to have an enforceable border and while this country cannot keep incurring the cost of illegal immigrants, the bottom line for our security is that the world now has Islamic terrorists who wish to do us harm - a secure border is a no brainer - stopping illegal immigration is a "side benefit".

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/... ?
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#17454 Jul 6, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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I will always respect Bush because I believe he is a decent man who believed what he was doing was best for the country that he truly does love, unlike our current president who can't wait for any opportunity to blame this country for something.(and "fundamentally transform" it into something our Founders would not recognize) Unfortunately, he was not the fiscal conservative the country needed and he was squishy on issues like immigration.
Speaking of our Founders, apparently Obama doesn't like the term "Founding Fathers" - I guess he thinks "Founding Founders" - yes, he actually said it - is more "inclusive". Sorry, Mr President, it just makes you sound like an idiot. And that's how the administration is referring to them as well.
"how the spirit of our Founding Founders did more than just create a nation"
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/re...
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/351031/w...
It's people like you who destroy our country by helping put this piece of feces in office
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#17455 Jul 6, 2013
To all the rest enjoy another day without a republican in the White House. All non-republicans be vigilant for your advesary the devil and the republican party wish to devour you,

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17456 Jul 6, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Great post.
In the New America, a/k/a the "Homeland", where Karl Rove and Gang of UberElite, and the Political and Religious Taliban, push the philosophy that "Liberal", "Moderate", and "Progressive" are "evil" - defensiveness reigns supreme.
Having studied history, religious and political, and having visited some 30 countries over the years, the "Homeland" is closer to fascism now than at time since the Civil War.
As billionaire and patriot Warren Buffett stated, there is an ongoing war against the Middle Class - and the Middle Class is losing.
But as long as working Americans keep supporting those take away their political rights and economic protections its really the working class devouring itself.
Just keep voting for the same people, under the same circumstances, and act surprised when you obtain the same results.
I ignore most of your posts as they are full of nonsense for the most part, but please do us all a favor and learn the definition of fascist and use it properly - which means you will stop using it at all.(or defend your use of it with examples, please.)

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#17457 Jul 6, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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....
Isn't it amazing how Americans, who don't have socialized medicine, keep pontificating about how bad socialized medicine is,
....
Isn't it amazing how people willing to use the brains the Good Lord gave us can look at the mistakes others have made and realize it really isn't a good idea for us to make the same mistakes?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#17458 Jul 6, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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Isn't it amazing how people willing to use the brains the Good Lord gave us can look at the mistakes others have made and realize it really isn't a good idea for us to make the same mistakes?
+1

Also, isn't it amazing that people that don't use their brains (aka the clueless and uneducated), don't understand how business, the economy and taxes "work" continue to bitch about those that do???

At least we haven't seen "the rich don't pay their fair share" in some time...
Informed Opinion

United States

#17459 Jul 6, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't it amazing how people willing to use the brains the Good Lord gave us can look at the mistakes others have made and realize it really isn't a good idea for us to make the same mistakes?
You have a point.

My friends and acquaintances from around the world simply cannot grasp how ridiculously ignorant Americans can be, how we cling so tenaciously to the most expensive, least efficient, medical care delivery system ever devised, when the rest of the industrialized world has for so long, demonstrate how to do it right.

As a friend in Costa Rica said to me "You Americans not only do stupid and self-defeating things, which is expected, but, more fascinatingly, you actually are proud of it."

What

Broken Arrow, OK

#17460 Jul 6, 2013
Columbus Native wrote:
To all the rest enjoy another day without a republican in the White House. All non-republicans be vigilant for your advesary the devil and the republican party wish to devour you,

Speaking of devils and a political party, 3 fingers point back at you when you point 1 finger.

Reference::

A new,“creepier” video of pro-abortion protesters in Texas chanting “Hail Satan” has emerged, squashing rumors it was a single woman’s song.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/creepier-pro-abort...

And if that is not enough to show which party dances with the devil, try this link.

"Authorities in Texas are calling for a formal investigation of an abortionist after reports surfaced that he was in the practice of killing babies born alive by twisting off their heads or shoving a surgical instrument into their brains."

+

"A lobbyist for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in the United States, said a doctor and a mother should be allowed to decide to kill a newborn who survives an abortion.

The Planned Parenthood comments came at a recent Florida legislative hearing from Alisa LaPoit Snow, who was opposing a proposal that would require a doctor to provide care to an infant whom an abortion failed to kill."


http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/video-triggers-cal...

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