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  1. Bern

    Canada's now #1

    Its not true. This is the usual bs from the low information, low intelligence drones as fed them by rightwing radio, etc. You don't see Canadians pining in their newspapers and letters to the editors about wait times. They had a series the "Greatest Canadian". The winner was Tommy Douglas, their "Father of Medicare."
  2. This comment did not being anything useful at all to this debate. Its just a trollish comment to get a rise out of others. It certainly reflects poorly on the posters maturity.
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    Stimulated yet?

    Strange how many of you now are worried about the budget. Wish you were as worried when Bush bankrupted us during his reign of mismanagement. Imagine 5,000 piles of one billion dollars. Which is what Bush managed in his two terms - raising our national debt from 5 to 10 trillion. And to think, after Clinton left office and based on what he did, they predicted the debt would go from 5 to 3 trillion during Bush's first term.
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    Cole bomber turned loose.

    Citizens of a country rarely recognize when their leaders, are bad, rotten, despicable or simply evil. Its the "my country is blessed and this can never happen here" syndrome. Which is a great comfort and help to rotten leaders who are blindly supported and given the benefit of the doubt. We've seen it in Germany where good Germans upset over Brownshirt antics would say "if only the Fuhrer knew" or in Russia where Russians said "if only Uncle Joe knew". Their knew and approved.
  5. Really? But then a cap is not the same as a freeze. Links? Proof? Don't give me links or proof from Republican or right wing sources. They have proven over and over that they make things up to suit themselves. From the fantasy world of the NRCC (National Republican Congressional Committee)
  6. Choose and pick all you want. However, looking at Washington, I quickly found this: What was your point about the accommodations? Do nice accommodations justify slavery? Would you feel the same about the Arab white slave trade where women were put in the very comfortable Harems? I can imagine some 18th century Arab sultan or emir telling the British, "Don't worry, no need to stop the slave trade. Our slaves have such nice accommodations."
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    Bush's farewell address

    The usual spin. We KNOW they are not saved because AIDS is incurable. AIDS is fatal if not treated for life (and even then very often). Who will ensure that the "saved" individuals be treated for the rest of their lives? The very expensive medicine has to be made available to the "saved" until they die of old age or other causes not related to AIDS. No mean feat in areas with unstable governments. Wishful thinking and political spin cannot override medical fact. How many lives did Bush endanger and kill with his administrations abstinence only policies?
  8. Actually government does determine our rights. That is why we need to support a wise and just government by electing good officials. The rights given by government at our countries founding were primarily for male whites with limited rights to female whites and none to the black slaves. The rights given at our countries founding were then extended to all by the evolution of our legal system by the people through the officials we elected. The rights are enunciated and determined by our government under the people. Sometimes the government gives and other times it takes. As was done to the Jews under the Nazis. Where was God when they were shoved into the ovens?
  9. Because he is a troll. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet).
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    Dangerous Medications

    He knows they are different. Many posts from 2smart and patriot are really, really ridiculous. This is typical when dealing with trolls. They enjoy posting provocative comments and the response they elicited. They really don't care what they post as long as its provocative enough to get a pissed off response. They have their own special needs that are met by this behavior. Sad. Don't feed trolls. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)
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    Bush's farewell address

    Now Tsurumi tells us. (Correction - he told us awhile ago) However, quite an indictment.
  12. Bern

    Dangerous Medications

    Sounds like a plot from Fox's old show - the X files. Are those writer now doing their news reports?
  13. I see you crawled out of your sewer to give us one of your nasty and mean comments. What was the point of your comment besides being nasty?
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    Bush's farewell address

    His farewell address was no surprise. Its what I expected from this pathetic loser. Good riddance.
  15. You gotta watch them. Remember Livia Soprano? A typical old lady. Very vicious when you're in their way. The older the more dangerous. Years and years of accumulated psychological warfare techniques (they seem so innocent, don't they?), cunning and experience. The cars blocked their street crossing access paths. If you look, you can see that they have knives knives embedded in the legs of their walkers.
  16. I agree. He's done a good job. Time to clean out all those who oppose him.
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    New Year

    Yep, Happy and a Better New Year to All
  18. Bern

    Paul's soulmate?

    That is your opinion. The opinion of a small minority. An opinion refuted by the rest of the world. All you have to do is look at the numerous accolades he has received, the many stories and editorials written in his favor, the numerous speaking engagements he has been offered. The rest of the world has found Matthew to be a courageous individual who has stood up for his rights and the rights of his fellow students against much adversity. He stopped a teacher from proselytizing his personal religious views on the tax payers dime and time. A teacher who lied until confronted by Matthew's tapes. In the old days, which so many of you conservatives love, a teacher caught lying without union protection would be terminated for moral turpitude.
  19. They can certainly be proven. You can get historical insurance rates. You can get the increases they were allowed by their various state insurance departments over the years. You can look up how much is spent on actual services vs admin overhead. You can look at the budget of the Federal Government and actually see how much is spent on social security administration. Compare that to private insurance or investment administration. Its all a matter of retrieving public records. All it takes is some intelligence (not much) and wherewithal. Often the facts are obvious. Anyone who has had insurance has seen their rates go up significantly. It is a fact that you can mail a letter for less than 50 cents. Try mailing a letter using a private carrier, such as UPS, for less than 50 cents. You'll be laughed out of the UPS store. But then, many are really not interested in doing work. They would rather be and are so used to being spoon fed the swill masquerading as "facts" by the fat one and his cronies. They can't even envision doing their own research. They are comfortable being part of the authoritative mind set hive.
  20. Bern

    Kearny H.S. uniform colors

    No sarcasm. Just stating a fact, guest.
  21. And how do YOU know my "facts" are wrong? That is always a problem, isn't it? The interpretation of "facts." Many get their "facts" from Limbaugh and because it is a "fact" from the fat one, it must be so. Others look at real data - statistics. They see how much insurers take in vs how much they pay our in every one of their categories such automobile or health insurance. Some look at BEA data to get a handle on the economy. Many will give the fat one more credence than any other source. They don't have the work ethic, discipline and intelligence to research facts. They depend on the fat one and his cohorts to present them "facts". So convenient and painless, having facts "handed" to you on a silver platter.
  22. Prove it. Show me how companies like Lehman, AIG, GM, Chrysler are better. Should we make the Defense Department a private company? What about State? Should we turn your local police department over to private security? What about a quasi governmental agency such as the postal service? Should we turn them over to UPS or FEDEX? Right now you can send a letter for 41 cents. Can you do that with FEDEX? And the fact is, if we listened to Bush, half of the social security trust fund would now be "lost" in the market. The one place I do see where private works better than public is with schools.
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