Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Universal "Health Care"

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

The paragraph below is from Laura Ingraham (July 2008).

"THINK GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE IS A GOOD IDEA? Think again. Closing out today's show, Shona Holmes, a Canadian brain-tumor survivor, recounted her personal health-care horror story. Fortunately, she managed to flee to the States for a life-saving operation. Joining her was Peter Pitts, president of the new website, BigGovHealth.org. Republicans are already struggling to counter Obama's message of free health care, and that's what makes this site so useful. Where else will you read stories about the likes of one Christine Preuth?:

"Christine Preuth, 72, of Keywood Avenue, a Sunbury pensioner, was told she was too old to receive treatment for a head injury at Ashford 24 Hour Walk-In Centre. While making her daily trip to the shops on Beechwood Avenue she tripped and fell on the pavement. Bleeding from the head and concerned she may be suffering from concussion, she went to the centre for a check up. But the check up was cut short when another nurse said she was not able to receive full treatment because she was over 65 and her complaint was a head injury."

See link below for another case of the Canadian "health care" system.

Scary bridge segment: These are pictures of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Is it just us or does the thought of driving on this bridge make everybody want to lose their lunches?

Founding America: A Timeline

1775 - On April 19, military conflict begins with skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. On July 3, George Washington takes command of the newly formed Continental Army outside Boston. In July, Benjamin Franklin proposes a Plan of Confederation to the Second Continental Congress.

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