Good comments everyone, even rick. He is clearly trolling for negative minutia relating to the Canadian system. None are perfect. Canada and the OECD countries provide health care with better outcomes than us for everyone (on average)for less than half what we spend and we have 50 million that rely on the ER or go without until an emergency.
Rick offers no solution to bring us into parity.
It seems Tn is really going to benefit greatly from ACA. The uninsured seem to be in line for some of the lowest costs in the nation.
"What are YOU doing to cause warming/climate change."
Basic to correcting a problem is admitting you have one. I admit it and support the political policies to deal with it. I support moving to alternative energy and have my community very interested in taking a bite out of fossil fuel driven electricity in my community.
I am open to change. How about you?
"Did you ever notice that few actually say that mankind is causing climate change?"
If you do just a little reading, instead of listening to Talk Radio and Fox you couldn't miss the term Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). It's used in all the "scientific" and legitimate reporting.
Keep watching Fox and you'll know less the more you watch, says 7 different studies.
The T-Party types tend marry common sense. I heard a common sense response put to one of them recently. It went like this:
If I get sick, really sick, like cancer with a known substantial cure rate. The common sense course of action is to get a second and maybe a third opinion.
One of them points to the success of faith and prayer and the rate of success is scientifically found to be low or at best the placebo effect. The other one or two opposing treatment modalities (like melanoma treated at early, thin stage = 94% success) supported by the vast majority of medical science.
That is the kind of comparison between the deniers and AGW ( of man made global warming) - 5% to 95% of the worlds climate scientists.
"believe health care is a basic human right - take the money out of their own pocket...and fund it....I will believe they are concerned about those who have no health insurance."
Do you feel the same about Medicare & SSI? All are paid for from the earnings of workers, just as ACA health care. There is no difference. Would you defund Medicare and SSI?
Here is why you haters need to pull you heads out of your rectums. Everyone needs and gets health care and it is less expensive for the nation, as proven worldwide, to be paid for via universal health care.
More important, we have a loss of wealth CRISIS for the working class. Universal health care frees workers from slave wages to an employer. They will be free to seek honest fair wages without fear of no health care. ((((CORPORATIONS))) will now have to pay wages, not some fake benefit they can manipulate to save and imprison workers.
This is a "FREEDOM" issue Righties, and it will make us just little bit more competitive. Single Payer would put America on a level playing field with our competitors.
The regression that led to the T-Party began with McCarthism, John Birch Society (and recent Militia movement), all hearted R.Reagan - hated Medicare, SSI and unions, throughout were funded by Koch money from the founder Fred Koch (1940s) (oil refining and core industries), carried forward today by David and Charles. If you scratch the surface of the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Inst. and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and all too many of the anti-global warming propaganda crowd and deniers, you'll find their money primed the pump and continue to sustain many of them.
LaughingBoy's comment is consistent with the incessant gun and ammo purchasing at every occasion that can be construed as provocative to the gun control lobby. His type is grist for the profiteers of death.
Why not put more research into the various energy storage systems and Feed in Tariffs, with space for 75% of America's energy needs sitting over our heads in our homes.
How many times do we have to be bludgeoned by Fukashima's, 3 Mile Island and Chernobyls by this dangerous technology? Florida is staring at the possibility of a slow motion China Syndrome at the broken Crystal River nuke. Follows is my impression of Florida's energy woes. Maybe Tn can do better.
Socialized corporate costs and losses
"This long time registered Republican has had it. Nuclear energy is and has been dangerous, the most expensive and an epic polluter, and not just after an accident. They’re also a huge grid security risk.
I recently read about Duke Energy’s disastrous attempt to repair an aging Crystal River nuclear plant. Now they’re stuck with an old broken nuke, or should I say “we” are stuck with it (big bucks$$$)? Big Energy’s political power has coerced us (via the Republican dominated legislature and Public Service Commission) to prepay for these private companies to build and maintain these monstrosities. To add insult to injury, the PCS granted them an additional .89/mo on every electric bill to continue to pay&pay&pay “trying” to cope with their disaster.
Word is they are cancelling the construction of another one in Levy County , after collecting millions in prepayment construction costs. FP&L will surely be right on their heels.
Florida’s Republican Crony Capitalists have driven this rip-off of the public and fighting tooth and nail a .70/mo Feed-In-Tariff that lets individuals quickly pay for producing their own electricity on their roofs. Corporations YES! Individual citizens NO! - The Republican mantra as they desperately try to limit it the wildly popular FIT to Gainesville (with its waiting list).
Our roofs can provide us with clean and profitable energy if we can get Republicans off our backs."
Thank you Rickaroo for a cogent reply to these corporatists. No one can be that ignorant. They are engaging in literary graffiti.
Knowing I was chasing a lie I ran down Al Gore's supposed waterfront property purchase. This is what I found:
"For those of you who don’t live in California, let us explain local real estate terminology.
“Peekaboo ocean view” means you can see the ocean if you stand on a chair and look out the kitchen window.
“Ocean view” means you can see a patch of blue without standing on the chair.
“Oceanfront” means there are actual waves lapping at your back door.
Some people wonder why a man as wealthy as Gore didn’t spring for an oceanfront house.
Well, the fact is that Al Gore is just plain smarter than we common folk. He knows that as the oceans rise, his new house will eventually become oceanfront. He bought an ocean-view villa on 1.5 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, a real estate source familiar with the deal confirms."
Of course this means nothing to the graffiti gang. They will just ignore it and keep on with their horrific lying messages.
Robin has a barely suppressed bigotry in the face of CBO analysis stating “the CBO finds immigration reform will save $197 billion over 10 years.” The goal is maintain WASP dominance. I cannot think of one place where a wall or fence has been erected that peace and harmony followed. Just opposite is virtually a guarantee.
I wonder if my experience is metaphorical. In our first home we had neighbors somewhat senior and different inclinations than my wife and I. They had a Jacuzzi and were constantly baiting us to join in their “merry making.” I built a privacy fence and the neighbors were offended regardless of our point of view that it was for their privacy as well as ours. It was the beginning of bad relations that could never be healed.
We eventually sold out and moved away.