Secret bilingual language
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"Men tend not to believe in Global Warming for the simple fact that we find it hard to face the reality that we might not be able to 'write our names in the snow' if the Earth warms too much..."
My carpenter is so fastidious, he manicures his nails.Peter Serafinowicz
I know my celeb status has dwindled but after 15 yrs to be dropped from switching on the Xmas lights in my own home...David Schneider
I'm not a real mathematician; I'm just pi-curiousMichael McKean
Monopoly rules updated to allow banker to pay themselves £20,000 bonus each turnDavid Schneider
New FIFA rulling means in International matches, all players must have a translator playing alongside them.Armando Iannucci
"I just want silence. Jesus, it doesn't mean I don't like you. It just means right now, I like silence more."shitmydadsays
'Conspiracy theorists have a grandiose view of themselves as heroes “manning the barricades of civilization” at an urgent “turning point” in history... Grandiosity is often a defense against underlying feelings of powerlessness.'
I challenge you to find one person who is denied health care in this country. If you are poor and cannot afford treatment it will be provided free in any public hospital.
"From 2002 through June 30, 2009, the six largest insurers operating in California rejected 31.2 million claims for care - 21 percent of all claims."
Is health care too expensive? Yes. Does it need reform? Yes. Can we get there without Universal Government provided health care? Yes.
To your point, whether we like it or not the Founders envisioned and designed a Nation with a limited Federal Government. That is not the case in the rest of the world, and frankly if Europe jumped off a clifff we are under no obligation to follow. Didn't your Mom teach you that?Actually, no, she didn't: but then again, neither did she need to.
“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?”Time moves on and thinking becomes more enlightened, and medical needs and practices are meant to keep-step and improve with them - and, as to your point about the US Founding Fathers, just as you now allow women and black people the vote in America (provision for neither of which appeared in either the US Constitution or The Bill of Rights; both were achieved - wait for it - by amendments!), the time has surely come to recognise that the medical and healthcare needs of all US citizens are just as important as clean drinking water and the right to laugh at Vanilla Ice.
Strictly speaking, Congress has no authority to force anyone to buy health insurance. If you can find otherwise in the Constitution, I will be glad to listen and learn. In fact the 9th and 10th Amendments give that authority to the States. If Massachusetts wants universal healthcare they can have it (they do). If Utah does not, so be it. The powers of Congress are few and disntly spelled out in Atricle 1, Section 8.'Forcing' people to buy health insurance was one of Senator Hatch's lamentable ramblings, not one I suggested; but I think, for which suggested healthcare reforms make provision, if no one can be refused health insurance due to some previous condition, or be priced-out from affording it, then no one will be placed in a position where they are 'forced' into being unable to access health insurance, which can only be a good thing.
BTW, I should also point out that NO WHERE in the Constitution can you find the phrase "Seperation of Church and State".Believe me Hoose, on this point, you are preaching to the converted (pun intended): I've been having this same debate with American friends for years: the actual wording used is so vague you can you can drive a coach and six through the gaps in it.