Stir The Pot

The State of The States

Thursday, March 25, 2010 by Chasbo | Discussion: Off-Topic

Well I know that I'm probably opening a can of worms here but I can't help myself.
What do you all think about The Health Care Bill?
Personally I think it doesn't go far enough. I wanted Universal Health Care. I think keeping the insurance companies in control is bad. The insurance companies should be placed under direct control of the government/people so that this thing is NOT profit motivated. Make no mistake that this system is still profit driven.
What about the death threats to the Dem Congressmen and Women? Put those wacko "Tea Party" people in jail I say. Those Glenn Beck/Fox/Sarah Palin zombies need to be dealt with harshly. I am saying the ones making death threats and throwing bricks through windows and such.
How about all those men making judgments about abortions? Hey I got a good idea: Let's let the women decide. I can't remember the last time I got pregnant. The bill removed the government funding for abortion anyway so why do those Glenn Beck/Fox/Sarah Palin people keep talking/bitching about it?
Here's another idea: Let's get the hell out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Those money pits sure don't help the so called debt now do they? Far as I can see Bin Laden is holed up in Pakistan so why the hell are we still in the wrong countries? Perhaps the cost of the health care bill could be covered by the money we are now spending killing people in the wrong places.
One final plea: Put Bush, Cheney and Rove in jail for the crimes they committed in the 8 years they were in office.
Have a nice day.
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Reply #261 Thursday, April 1, 2010 4:00 AM

By the way narby, way to show exactly what you're focused on when reading my posts. Nothing in response but to pick apart my post and completely ignore my point. Makes me wonder why I even bother coming here anymore...............pointless really.

It's not about 'picking apart' your post... it's the whole idea of the assumption or expectation, that is making my point.

Germany has 100 million people (give or take) so its not farfetched to expect (*changed to satisfy the grammar-nazi's around here*) that a country with 300 million could do it too.

Both of which are groundless, for merely making an argument based on population count is ludacris

Then you argue against yourself...

The problem is exactly as you're describing Brad.....each state thinks of itself as a country unto itself. The problem in the US isn't the number of people OR the disparity of income level (which exists everywhere.....just ask a Turkish immigrant in Germany), it's the lack of unity of state of mind. Plain and simple.

Wha What? This country is NOT Canada or Germany or France or anything other than the U.S.A..  This country was not designed to be run like any other country.  Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are not just trivial 'oh, that sounds nice' sort of gibberish.  It was paid for in sweat and blood.  The details of those 3 ideas are far deeper than most people understand.  This country does not need to change in any way shape or form to appease the rest of the world from some silly political correctness booshwa. (sidenote... I had to look it up on google to see if I spelled 'booshwa' right, and I am not sure if I've ever read the word before, but merely heard it.) means B**LS**T... in french.

Up here in Canada

Is this more of another Canadian looking 'down their nose' at the U.S.?  Get over yourselves up there.  You Dudley Do-rights are no better.  Hell, Canada sits up there north of our border (with over 75% of it's population living within 100 miles of the U.S.) like an economic leech.

each state thinks of itself as a country unto itself.

Warning, SARCASM : Now due to my previous statement, since Canada and the U.S. are so interwoven... I think Canada should just join the U.S. and make 1 country out of 2, we'll call it Americanada.


Reply #262 Thursday, April 1, 2010 5:21 AM


 ..... well kudos on the flag anyway!

Dr Guy
Reply #263 Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:12 AM


 ..... well kudos on the flag anyway!

Yes, that flag is top notch!

Reply #264 Friday, April 2, 2010 7:43 PM


Such systems can get by in Europe because they don't live unhealthy lifestyles on par as we do.The way that the French smoke and drink is hardly healthy. Without the fortuitous coincidence that red wine is good for you the French "lifestyle" wouldn't be noticeably "healthier" than that of the US.

It's all relative when doing comparisons.  I'm not saying that this is the pinnacle of health, just that our bar has fallen so abysmally low that a sick care system can't save us.  Of course, eating smaller portions at the dinner table and being more wary of GM crops wouldn't hurt.

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