From: Jack Hollis on 3 Mar 2010 21:36
On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 19:54:47 -0500, BAR <screw(a)you.com> wrote:
>To answer your question, I will never be "less fortunate" because I will
>pick myself up and move on with my life.
And chances are you wont ever smell either.
From: dene on 4 Mar 2010 02:30
"Carbon" <nobrac(a)nospam.tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
> On Wed, 03 Mar 2010 09:25:27 -0800, dene wrote:
> > "Carbon" <nobrac(a)nospam.tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:4b8dee9d$0$4891$9a6e19ea(a)unlimited.newshosting.com...
> >> On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 20:55:08 -0800, dene wrote:
> >>> "Carbon" <nobrac(a)nospam.tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:4b8dbd26$0$4858$9a6e19ea(a)unlimited.newshosting.com...
> >>>> On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 10:42:13 -0800, John B. wrote:
> >>>>> In the UK, you may wait for months for elective surgery. If you
> >>>>> need urgent care, you get it right away.
> >>>> Same with Canada.
> >>> Nice system. A person is in pain, needing a hip or knee
> >>> replacement, waits months for the surgery. In the meantime, just
> >>> sock them full of vicodin and watch tv..
> >>> I may pay more but it's worth it.
> >> It really isn't. Canada provides healthcare to all its citizens at
> >> 2/3 the cost of the US system. The system obviously works better,
> >> because your CIA world fact book says the average life expectancy in
> >> Canada is more than three years greater than in the US. Similar
> >> lifestyle and culture. Hmm, I wonder what could account for this
> >> amazing difference...
> > We've covered this. The US has a more diverse society than Canada.
> > The life expectancy is related to people's personal choices (obesity)
> > than it is with health care.
> Do you really think people suddenly become less fat on the other side of
> the border?
There's definitely more smelly people in Florida vs. Oregon. :)
From: dene on 4 Mar 2010 02:32
<bknight(a)conramp.net> wrote in message
> On Tue, 2 Mar 2010 20:56:03 -0800, "dene" <dene(a)remove.ipns.com>
> ><bknight(a)conramp.net> wrote in message
> >> On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 20:40:50 -0500, Jack Hollis <xsleeper(a)aol.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >Businessmen are smarter than politicians.
> >> George Bush was a businessman.
> >> QED
> >> BK
> >And the Democrats lost to him....twice.
> What does that have to do with Hollis' statement and my response?
> Nothing, GB was dumb as a businessman and a politician.
It's hard for me to defend the worst president since Carter....but I will
never agree with you or anybody in saying he is a dumb man.
From: BAR on 4 Mar 2010 07:44
In article <162c3ba2-6924-410d-b530-905ae4d68729
@m37g2000yqf.googlegroups.com>, johnb505(a)gmail.com says...
> > > > Life is not fair now, nor has it ever been fair.
> > > > 75% of the people don't want the change currently on the table.
> > > So say you lose your job and can't find another, your wife leaves you,
> > > your dog dies, etc. Would you still have the same charming fuckya
> > > philosophy of life if you were one of the less fortunate? �
> > Do you know what integrity and principles are, some of us have them.
> > It was late October 1980. My boss at the USDA said that if you wanted to
> > keep your job you know who to vote for for president. I pulled the lever
> > for Ronald Wilson Reagan. I voted for the guy who said that he was going
> > to reduce the federal workforce.
> Lucky for you he didn't.
By April of 1981 I was fed up with working for the federal government as
a whole and I quit. I worked for one beltway bandit for 14 months a
couple of years later and that was all that I could take from that side
of the fence. Then in 2002 I worked on the FAA contract as a 1099 for a
couple of months and found that nothing had changed in 20 years. I have
spent my life working on commercial product development in the DC area
for almost my entire career.
From: BAR on 4 Mar 2010 07:47
In article <4b8f0cfb$0$4978$9a6e19ea(a)unlimited.newshosting.com>,
> >> You would have a lot more if there was universal healthcare. Your out
> >> of pocket expenses would drop by about a third, if the rest of the
> >> first world is anything to go by.
> > Universal Health Care only works by take from those that have and
> > giving it to those who don't have. It is a form of communism.
> Your argument is a form of stupidity. Do you even know what communism
Enlighten us with your definition of communism, please?