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The tsunami of socialism has reached our shores. The free lunch crowd, when awakened from their deep slumber, when the illusion of the new messiah fades into the nothingness from which it came, when the harsh reality of bondage and slavery returns, as it always does under despotic rule, then will they discover that freedom and liberty are indeed Divine gifts.

Peace    

Dean

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my dear friend dean,

why is universal health care socialism? everyone deserves to get the health care they need.
why is that anything other than humanitarian? (and no one thinks obama or anyone else is a messiah. he's just a guy. just a man. just some of us people asking to catch up to the 21st century and challenges on this planet. which include peace and respect for human life. the basics really. nothing more.)

do you know that when women got the right to vote, people were saying that it was socialist too?

everyone deserves to be able to see a doctor. everyone deserves equal human rights. isn't the right to a doctor a basic human right? this is the 21st century.

medicare too was considered socialist by it's opponents back in the day. today, thank god all people over 65 and folks who have lost the ability to work due to illness have some health-care access in the US. of course, many other countries have been successfully providing this kind of coverage for decades. and everyone is fine with it.

corporate health insurance premiums are at an all-time high. out of control, and controlled by corporations who really don't give a damn. who turn down life-saving treatment as it is b/c of loopholes and corporate greed. this is not freedom. this is criminal.

my own health care premiums are so high we are barely affording them. and with pre-existing conditions, we cannot afford to lose it either.

I don't get this thinking process.

why so much anger?

no one is taking anything away from those who like their health insurance the way it is.

but there are people unable to get the basic human need for medicine and care met.

again, why is a shift in consciousness and policy that includes all people having guaranteed health care access anything other than common human decency? and frankly, we'll all be spending less than we do on these outrageous and ever-increasing premiums. why is it anything less than something that should be celebrated... for it is long overdue.

again, this is the 21st century.

this makes no sense to me.

can you explain.
Hi Dean:

In Canada we have had universal health care since 1965 and we're doing pretty well here.

That's all I'll say on the matter as I'm Canadian and, therefore, I really have no say in American politics. (But I DO have CNN on right now!)

God Bless,
Marianne
The FCC is attempting to regulate the internet service providers as ObamaCare does insurance companies: essentially turning them into an arm of the gov't, and levying a tax to provide free internet as a welfare entitlement. Obama has openly said that his goal is a federal tax centralized at the FCC for distribution to lower income areas to give them free broadband internet. ANOTHER WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION SCHEME.
This is actually an issue that has been going on for some years now. I just got something in my email re this. Going to have to read up on it. Thanks Dean!
“Please don’t tell Obama what comes after a trillion!”
Fred Thompson:
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said that people who oppose building a 13-story mosque on Ground Zero are just being Islamophobic.
Yeah, why don't those people show a little gratitude? If it wasn't for radical Islam, there wouldn't even BE a Ground Zero.
Our founders knew the principle that an over powering national government would squelch the will of the people by removing reward and punishment for our actions.
A sociology professor once decided to carry out an experiment on his students. On the first day of class he announced that all students would receive a grade of “B” on their work no matter what the effort. In the first part of the semester the “A” students worked hard and the “D” students slacked off. They all received their “B” grade as promised. This went on throughout the semester. Each time the letter grade of “B” was given out for a project or test it served to demotivate the “A” Students. By the end of the semester no one was trying to do well because there was no reward for work and no punishment for failure. It served to demotivate the “A” students from trying to excel and did nothing to motivate the “D” students to try harder.
You can see the parallels to real life here. If people aren’t rewarded for hard work and are punished for failure then all motivation to work hard goes away and you have what happens in all communist/socialist societies. Everyone just subsists. The joke in the old Soviet Union was that you pretend to work and we will pretend to pay you. The pretend to work part was their government jobs that did nothing. The pretend to pay you part was that the currency wasn’t worth anything because nothing was being produced in their economy so their money was worthless. You would have to wait in line and pay a bushel of money for a loaf of bread.
All successful companies abide by a formula that rewards hard work and achievement and punishes laziness and failure. To do anything else would be counter to the human spirit and desire.
To those who would argue that some people aren’t capable of succeeding; I would say that rather than doom a whole society to accept the standard of failure, assume that everyone can succeed, expect that everyone can succeed and rely on the good nature of humanity to help give a hand up to those truly left behind. Get government out of the business of charity and allow our humanity to take over. To assume that we are unwilling or unable to care for our fellow humans privately is insulting and degrading to our character.
Politically speaking the two actions needed to spur the human spirit are rewarding achievement and punishing failure. More specifically cutting taxes rewards achievement and cutting spending punishes failure. EVERY TIME THIS HAS BEEN TRIED BY THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT IT HAS BEEN FOLLOWED BY OVERWHELMING ECONOMIC SUCCESS.
In a true democratic society, where the majority of the people decide what policies are right and just, they will find the right balance of reward and punishment for behavior and will live with the consequences of that balance point. However, in a right and just society, all opinions are valid depending on the perspective you are perched on. Given that truism, all vantage points need to have a place to flourish in order to ensure liberty and discourage tyranny.
Our founders knew this as well and developed a federal system of government that ensured that diverse opinions would be allowed to flourish on the state level. States were the vessels of diverse ideologies. To allow this to occur, the individual states and their rights had to be protected. The states check and balance on the US Senate protected the ability of the states to select their own balance of ideology. In other words, if the majority were allowed to control the national government, the states would no longer be able to protect this valuable right to choose this balance point for themselves .James Patrick Lehman re. repeal of 17th amendment
Though Dr. Rogers said it in 1984, his words are so relevant to what we are facing in America today. In fact, it was even read and posted in the Congressional Record by Congressman Steve King from the state of Iowa on January 14, 2009.Dr. Rogers is quoted:“Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislat...ing the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t have to work because the other half’s going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody’s going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.”
Expect to begin hearing from yet a new group of “scientists” claiming that every creature from antelopes to zebras, from anteaters to weasels, albatrosses to vultures, crocodiles to vipers, and all the fish in the seas are doomed! Doomed! Doomed!

Billions of dollars that should go to feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, and all manner of humanitarian needs will be siphoned off by this new group of United Nations grifters and charlatans for endless “research” grants and, of course, more international meetings to discuss this horrible new crisis.

This is how the cruel enviro-mafia works. We have all had a taste of it since the late 1980s when the global warming hoax was first perpetrated. The biodiversity lie needs a quicker death.
hi everyone
i have funny feelings about healthcare. i sometimes wonder who does the docter work for and does he even care.
so much drugs being pushed onto people.
cheers inet
I share your feelings Inet.
-- Not turning the clocks back an hour in the fall would offer a simple way to improve people's health and well-being, according to an English expert.

Keeping the time the same would increase the number of "accessible" daylight hours during the fall and winter and encourage more outdoor physical activity, according to Mayer Hillman, a senior fellow emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute in London.

He estimated that eliminating the time change would provide "about 300 additional hours of daylight for adults each year and 200 more for children."

Previous research has shown that people feel happier, more energetic and have lower rates of illness in the longer and brighter days of summer, while people's moods tend to decline during the shorter, duller days of winter, Hillman explained in his report, published online Oct. 29 in BMJ.

This proposal "is an effective, practical and remarkably easily managed way of achieving a better alignment of our waking hours with the available daylight during the year," he pointed out in a news release from the journal's publisher.

Another expert, Dr. Robert E. Graham, an internist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said that he totally agrees with Hillman's conclusions.

"Lessons learned by the explosion of research on the benefits of vitamin D add to the argument for 'not putting the clocks back.' Basic biochemistry has proved to us that sunlight helps your body convert a form of cholesterol that is present in your skin into vitamin D. Additionally, several epidemiological studies have documented the seasonality of depression and other mood disorders," Graham stated.

"As a society we are always looking for 'accessible, low cost, little-to-no harm interventions.' By increasing the number of 'accessible' daylight hours we may have found the perfect intervention, definitely a 'bright' idea to consider

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