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9 October 2012
at 6:30 p.m.
300 nuclear missiles is enough to destroy the earth multiple times over. From 1500 to 300 is like dropping from super-duper ultra mega overkill to just super duper ultra. We have enough to end it all. Russia has enough. The coldwar never ended, it just got less hostile. India and Pakistan have a better chance of going nuclear.As for cuts to the defense budget via slowing research and development, we already have far and away the best military, and it seems a little unAmerican to suggest it cannot handle itself. As for Fidel… He hasn't even been in office since 2008. So that actually happened on Bush's watch. He certainly said nothing about it. Neither has Romney come to think about it, so why should he gain my vote?As far as cutting the budget, isn't that what the right is for? and how on earth is Obama sending money to terrorists?And the Iranian threats? They have come from the president. Not Supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini, the person holding the highest office of the land. Similar to if John Boehner or Nancy Pelosi went spouting off… Oh wait.
I think at least part of the issue is “the Appeaser” hasn't appeased you. Stop and think for a second that perhaps he is representing other American's interests. Maybe those who want out of two wars in the middle east that only make them hate us more. Or those who don't support abortion, but don't think it is the government's place to tell a woman what she can or can't do. Or those who think if any two people are in a loving, committed relationship, they should be allowed to get married, regardless of gender. Or those that think that cutting taxes while spending more is worse than raising them and cutting said spending.
Just because you disagree and Fox says your right doesn't mean the left and center should go stick it.
9 October 2012
at 6:02 p.m.
The Doctor Patient Medical Association is a member the Patient Power Alliance & works to repeal health care reform and call themselves a nonpartisan association of doctors and patients dedicated to preserving free choice in medicine. The organization is a member of the National Tea Party Federation. They state up front that their goal is to repeal O-care. that's like quoting a poll of KKK members on what they think of desegregation. Not saying republicans are for the KKK but they are about as pro-Obama as the Klan was pro-black.The DPMA's founder, Kathryn Serkes, is a veteran of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a collection that opposes vaccinations & believes undocumented immigrants spread leprosy. The group is conservative: it describes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as Destruction Of Our Medicine, or DOOM.But what about this improbable survey indicating that over 3/4 of doctors have considered hanging up the stethoscope? The first thing to point out is that the survey didn't actually ask about the Affordable Care Act. Here's the question and the results as given by DPMA: How do current changes in the medical system affect your desire to practice medicine?I'm re-energized 4.6%Makes me think about quitting 82.6% Unsure/no opinion 12.8%They're assuming that respondents reading current changes in the medical system, thought O-care and nothing else? Doesn't seem likely. And when asked to give their opinion on these undefined changes, they were given three options: super-excited, ready to quit, and unsure. What if they were just slightly dissatisfied? Or cautiously optimistic? The survey left no room for anyone who didn't hold an extreme position.All this leads up to 83% of respondents saying they are ready to quit their chosen profession even though they don't know what they're quitting over. That's a clue that we're not dealing with a reliable sample.And how did we arrive at this unreliable sample? The survey was conducted by fax and online from 4/18 to 5/22. DPMAF obtained the fax numbers of 36,000 doctors, and 16,227 faxes were successfully delivered. Doctors were asked to return their completed surveys by fax, or online. The response rate was 4.3% only 699 completed surveys.They had a tiny sample size culled from a fax that allowed respondents more than a month. It seems pretty clear that of the small percentage that did actually respond, the vast majority were sympathetic to the DPMA and had axes to grind.Fox IS a news source, but a poor one, slanted far to the right. Not to say there aren't those slanted to the left, because trust me, there are. MSNBC makes me sick. But I watch them both. because if you watch both, you can find the middle ground. I seriously dislike O-care, but I have real reasons for it. At least it required insurance companies to stop discriminating and offer insurance to my wife (24) with a history of cancer.
24 September 2012
at 3:22 p.m.
-I forgot how Iran used what they learned out of their subscription of the NYT to destroy us and Israel. Oh wait. Literally nothing of the status quo with our relationship with Iran has changed. -My fuel bill is fine… It is one dictated by free market principals. I know I certainly didn't see a bump in price after its passage. Which obviously would not pass in the republican controlled House which was trying to block Obama on anything. It is also within his power as executive to pass or allow the passage of regulatory fees. Tyrant? He followed the rules… -83% of doctors are considering quitting medicine because of Obamacare huh? I'm curious what surveys these were because here, the conservative slope of Colorado, with family involved in medicine I have yet to meet one.-The Fed is in charge of interest rates and printing currency, and part of the debt - not all I'll grant you- is due to republican posturing and a focus on lowering taxes without adequately cutting spending. Particularly on two wars. (Also it was the Republican blockade on raising the debt ceiling that led to doubts of our solvency and our downgraded credit rating, which affects the value of our currency.)-There are almost no recorded incidents of in person voter fraud. Most of the fraud is along the lines of a wife signing for her husband on an absentee ballot because he forgot to. It is Republican legislatures across the board pushing for voter ID laws because it lowers the number of ethnic voters (yes legal ones) who vote almost exclusively Democrat. If it isn't a political play to lower the number of liberal voters, it certainly seems like one. It's one heck of a coincidence its almost exclusively in battle ground states where Obama can win, and all are held by Republican legislatures…
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