Tag Archives: socialized medicine

Roundup

Pastor Timothy on the sins of class warfare — Yep.  There is a biblical word for that: Coveting.  It also seems ungrateful, given that the top 1% pay for 37% of Federal Income Taxes.

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From the “Socialized medicine may kill you, but at least it’s free — unless you pay taxes, and then it just kills you” category — Socialized Medicine Euthanizes 130,000 Old People per Year in UK — It is sad to see Facebook statuses from Liberals noting the joys of “free” healthcare while ignoring the bigger picture about the inevitable deadly decisions made by unelected bureaucrats.

But it gets worse: Even the examples of the “free” healthcare ignore that it is unsustainable.  It is hard to conceive of a group more ignorant of history.  This “free” healthcare is very new in historical terms and will vanish as their Greece-like economies continue to self-destruct.  They are slowly killing the goose that laid the golden egg.

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Courtesy of Haemet, note how inflation-adjusted costs of public education have tripled while scores have flattened or declined.  But if you just give them even more money, they’ll improve . . . right?!  Much of that waste has been to line the pockets of public employee unions. —–

All about Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee — It is hard to imagine a bigger embarrassment to everyone she represents and it is sad that someone like her is continually re-elected.  I worked in a Fortune 50 company for 17 years and saw a few egomaniacs, but I say without hyperbole that they were innocent little doves compared to her.

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Jesus is the only way to salvation.  Do not be unequally yoked with non-believers and false religions.

1 Corinthians 10:20 — “I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons.”

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Canada’s Registry of Homophobic Acts deserves ridicule, but it is simultaneously chilling.  This is part of the endgame for the LGBTQ lobby.  Too many wimpy and/or fake churches and secular free speech advocates have ignored the signs and let this happen.

I don’t know if this is out of Monty Python or 1984:

“In what they are touting as a “world first,” a Quebec homosexual activist group has launched a “registry of homophobic acts” with support and funding from the Quebec Government’s Justice Department. …

Included in the definition of actions classified as “homophobic” and deemed worthy of reporting to the registry are: “any negative word or act toward a homosexual or homosexuality in general: physical abuse, verbal abuse, intimidation, harassment, offensive graffiti, abuse, injurious mockery, inappropriate media coverage and discrimination.””

A press release from the group says that anyone who has experienced or witnessed an act of homophobia “must” report it to the registry of homophobic acts. . . .

Funding and support for the venture comes from the Quebec Justice Ministry’s department of “The Fight Against Homophobia.” The Justice Ministry was tasked with fighting homophobia in 2008 and last year pledged $7 million to ‘anti-homophobia’ activities.”

The term homophobia refers to the politically incorrect refusal to sufficiently revere unholy acts of sexual depravity that spread lethal diseases and that have been regarded as shameful, disgusting, and loathsome throughout the world from the beginning of human history. Canadian readers who do not report that last sentence to the authorities at once are in violation of the wishes of their rulers.

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America vs. the sugar lobby — a great example of how crony capitalism is bad capitalism.  If you don’t limit the power of government then you get corporations and unions paying off politicians to send huge sums of money their way.

For years, the federal government has kept the price of sugar high by capping domestic production, imposing a de facto government price floor, and mandating that USDA buy excess sugar to sell to ethanol producers at a loss. The U.S. government also places exorbitant restrictions on sugar imports. The cumulative effect of all these special protections is an artificial increase in the price of sugar for Americans relative to other countries.

As a result, American consumers pay more for products containing sugar, and U.S. manufacturers of sugar consuming products are at a competitive disadvantage. Not surprisingly, many of these manufacturers have closed their doors or moved their factories to Canada and Mexico where sugar costs less than half the price. The Department of Commerce agrees, finding that for every one job protected by the sugar program, three others are lost in sugar using manufacturing industries.

Roundup

The historical reliability of the Gospels.  We have good reasons to believe.

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Common traits of kids who don’t leave the church — some excellent points about youth groups, but I must add that the Bible doesn’t mention youth groups.  They have great value if done right, but churches should emphasize the responsibility of parents to teach their kids.  Alas, too many parents are biblical ignorant and doing nothing about it.

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The tragic superficiality of the gay lifestyle — I was surprised yet glad that this actually made it in the NY Times.  Hopefully some people will reconsider their views.

A fascinating and surprising story published in the New York Times, laying bare what many homosexual activists will never admit publicly. It reports the real life tragedy of a typical homosexual man who sees and lives life based on the superficiality of homosexuality. How you look, what you wear and your “positive” attitude about yourself as a homosexual was the false recipe he sold to countless other gay men, but somehow knew that it wasn’t the truth.

On Jan 1st, Bob Bergeron, a quintessentially positive gay man, committed suicide.  He left his friends, past sex partners and acquaintances wondering why. But they are blind to the real issue. The obsession with youth, beauty and sex is a killer. In a suicide note, he summed up the homosexual lifestyle in a single damning sentence:

“It’s a lie based on bad information.”, he wrote.

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Polar bears are thriving — wait, that can’t be right.  The global warming / climate change folks who are aggressively fighting for an unprecedented global financial and power grab showed a picture of a polar bear on a small piece of ice.

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NHS bans woman from surgery because her carbon footprint is too big — Socialized health care sounds appealing, provided you don’t know history and can’t think through the logical consequences of it.

This is the problem with socialized medicine. You pay your money up front and then later on the government decides how much treatment you get. They have no reason to be nice to you – you already paid them. They don’t get paid more or less based on the quality of care they give you. You can’t get a refund on taxes paid. And where else can you go? It’s a single payer system.

I saw this on a poster: Socialized medicine may kill you, but at least it is free.  Unless you pay taxes, then it just kills you.

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78-Year-Old White Guy Assaulted in Honor of Trayvon Martin — How much more blood will be on the hands of the MSM, Jesse, Al and the rest of the racism industry?

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US State Dept to force gay agenda on foreign nations — Most citizens have no idea how aggressively the administration is exporting the gay agenda.

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Obama supports women at Augusta National as party courts women’s vote — So the Panderer-in-Chief tries to get some easy publicity on this, then stumbles when asked the obvious question of whether his strong principles would have even the slightest impact on his behavior.

When later asked if Obama would play at a men-only club, Carney said the president had not specifically addressed that scenario during their conversation on the subject.

Chalk this up to the most powerful man in the world weighing in on an issue with the equivalent passion of clicking the “Like” button on Facebook.  In other words, meaningless hypocrisy.

Bonus question: How many women does Obama golf with?

The president himself, however, has a well-documented history of excluding women, especially on the golf course.

Obama played 23 rounds of golf between January and October of 2009 before inviting a single woman to his foursome, the New York Times reported. This was emblematic of broader concerns over the president’s preference for the company and advice of men:

“The technical foul over the all-male game has become a nagging concern for a White House that has battled an impression dating to the presidential campaign that Mr. Obama’s closest advisers form a boys’ club and that he is too frequently in the company of only men — not just when playing sports, but also when making big decisions.”

“Women are Obama’s base, and they don’t seem to have enough people who look like the base inside of their own inner circle,” former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers told the Times.

In a 2011 article titled “The White House Boys’ Club: President Obama Has a Woman Problem,” TIME magazine’s Amy Sullivan detailed the president’s fondness for male-dominated enviroments.

Yeah, there’s a real war on women going on, just not from conservatives.