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  • Gruber's bad political analysis driven by bad economics

    11/20/2014 4:42:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2014 | Benjamin Zycher, ohn G. Searle scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
    Professor Gruber has written a textbook on public finance, and one of the standard topics that he covers is the problem of pollution externalities, along with a discussion, again standard, of tax remedies. Does Gruber recognize that he is very likely to have polluted the public view of economists and their policy pronouncements? Perhaps he will consider a self-imposed tax on his consultant earnings paid by the taxpayer.Like the never-seen "Secretary" in the "Mission: Impossible" series, President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — she was the Speaker until the voters responded to the enactment of the Patient...
  • The Health Plan Scam

    11/19/2014 11:28:01 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    CCHF ^ | 11-19-14 | Twila Brase
    On October 20, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan lost in the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices dismissed their case without review. The charges of fraud, as well as the court-ordered $6 million penalty, are now a matter of record. Blue Cross is guilty of "self-dealing," or looking after its own self-interests. Blue Cross stole money for years. Since 1993, it inflated hospital bills and charged hidden administrative fees to Michigan-based Hi-Lex Controls Inc. Hi-Lex is not the only one. At least 50 other lawsuits have been filed. Hi-Lex Controls is a self-insured auto parts dealer. Thus, it uses its...
  • Is Executive Amnesty is inexplicably tied to ObamaCare?

    11/19/2014 9:11:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/19/14 | Alan Joel
    So stay tuned for Friday, and pay attention to how the Executive action affects immigration and ObamaCare Is Executive Amnesty is inexplicably tied to ObamaCare? On Monday of last week, the New York Times reported that Health and Human Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, projected 9.1 million enrollees in ObamaCare by the end of the year. This is in stark contrast to the original projections by the Congressional Budget Office, which “had estimated that 13 million people would be enrolled next year, with the total rising to 24 million in 2016”. The New York Times also noted that, “in the past, the...
  • Johnathan Gruber Is A Fascist

    11/19/2014 5:04:43 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 21 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | November 19, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Johnathan Gruber is a fascist. He’s willing to put up with a little bit of private ownership but only if the government dictates private transactions. He’s more than willing to help Congress manipulate laws in order to achieve government control. Much of the hubbub over Gruber’s comments on Obamacare manipulations put the blame on him. Make no mistake, calling the American people stupid is on Gruber. However, Gruber isn’t a politician and it’s hardly surprising when an academic with no political experience doesn’t know how to play the game. Academics aren’t nearly as smart as they or the left think...
  • Ebola Cure: Drinking One Gallon Of Water A Day Can Increase Survival Rate Of Ebola

    11/19/2014 3:28:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Your Health ^ | November 19, 2014
    The Ebola outbreak has taken more than 5,000 lives in West Africa and infected more than 14,000 individuals in just eight months. During the outbreak crisis, many organizations are clamoring to produce the first cure for the disease. However, an expert from the World Health Organization says that the key to surviving the fatal disease is as simple as drinking water. Dr. Simon Mardel, a veteran relief physician who is consulting on the crisis in West Africa says hydration is most effective way to fight the deadly disease until more extensive and potent treatment options like medicines and vaccines are...
  • Small lessons of Scandinavia on link between socialism and inequality

    11/19/2014 12:52:29 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 1 replies
    A recent study published by Swiss Credit shows that the Scandinavian countries are the countries of Europe where most social inequality is determined. The increase in inequality is one of 15 worldwide major risks identified during the last forum of Davos. Henry Milner is researcher invited to the department of political sciences has the university of Montreal, where he is linked to the research pulpit of the canada in electoral studies. In 2004-2005, i ran the pulpit in Canadian studies to the Sorbonne. He is notably admitted for his expertise on the Scandinavian countries and runs a summer school on...
  • What did the press know and when did they know it?

    11/18/2014 7:05:54 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 25 replies
    TheVirginian ^ | 11/18/2014 | Moneyrunner
    The reaction of the MSM to the Gruber tapes is revealing. Today’s article by Chris Cillizza tries to misdirect the issue into a personality conflict between Gruber and Conservatives who he thinks are the object of Gruber’s charge that the American people are stupid. His article, about Gruber as catnip for conservatives tries to make the story about Conservative pique, not the fact that Gruber did something that you are never supposed to do when you pull a sting: expose the sting. A good sting never ends, but Gruber ended the ObamaCare sting. So the press, after hoping it would...
  • All of #GruberGate, Explained in 2 minutes

    11/18/2014 4:47:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | November 18, 2014 | Leon H. Wolf (Diary)
    Our own Ben Howe made this video for the folks at American Commitment that explains the entire #GruberGate kerfuffle in 2 minutes. The video is damning and really explains what ought to be page A1 material on every newspaper in the whole country. Check it out:
  • Limbaugh unleashed: Obama is a 'sociopathic' liar

    11/17/2014 9:33:37 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 95 replies
    WND ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | JOE KOVACS
    ...Limbaugh, sounding incredulous, took direct aim at Obama’s answer, stating: “This is unbelievable. This little sound bite of 23 seconds may be more jam-packed with lies than any 23-second ...sound bite I’ve ever played for you.” Regarding Jonathan Gruber, Limbaugh said, “He was in meetings with Obama. Gruber has been bragging about them. Obama has talked about Gruber being in meetings. … He was not just a member of the staff, he was paid $400,000 alone just for this. … Gruber has made almost $6 million in government contracts, advising them on various things. … Gruber has his hands in...
  • What to replace Obamacare with

    11/17/2014 5:50:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Don Surber's Blog ^ | November 17, 2014 | Don Surber
    Nothing. The government already has made a mess of it with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which fixed a minor problem by turning the health insurance industry upside down. I would call it Rube Goldbergian, but his intention was to mock overly complicated inventions to perform minor chores.Now Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner has an opposite opinion: "Obamacare repeal is more likely, and now GOP needs an alternative." His argument is that the court will smite the Obamacare beast and we must do something immediately, immediately, immediately. Passing a “fix” would require Republicans to pass...
  • Uber CEO: Obamacare Has Been “Huge” For Business

    11/17/2014 1:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | November 15, 2014 | Johana Bhuiyan and Ben Smith
    The CEO of Uber said Friday that Obamacare has played a crucial role for his army of drivers, an unusual, partial endorsement of the president’s signature policy from a man often cast as a hero of anti-government libertarianism. BuzzFeed News reported in October that the new, subsidized market for health care has been a boon to companies like Uber, which are essentially digital middlemen relying on armies of independent contractors. Figures ranging from Uber drivers to Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber called the health care overhaul crucial in the emergence of the sharing economy, but Uber had remained officially silent on...
  • Limbaugh: Jonathan Gruber = Pajama Boy

    11/17/2014 1:32:25 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show, edited/clipped by Adam Taxin ^ | 11/14/14 | Rush Limbaugh Show, clip made by Adam Taxin
    "... Who's he ripping us off? He's not ripping off the Feds. He's ripping us off. This Gruber boy, you know this Gruber boy, he's Pajama Boy ..." "... Does this guy sound like he needs Ritalin, or whatever they give ADD people? ..."
  • Obamacare's "Cadillac Tax" Scam: Rush Limbaugh explains how it works

    11/17/2014 6:30:40 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/14/14 | Rush Limbaugh Show, clip processed by Adam Taxin
    Limbaugh "... Ted Kennedy was in on the scam and Gruber was proud of it and was out telling everybody what a great guy Ted Kennedy was for helping come up with a way to scam the federal government with Obamacare. ..."
  • Voters Favor Putting Health Care Law On Hold Until Court Challenges End

    11/17/2014 5:27:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Rasmussem ^ | November 14, 2014
    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 12-13, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen to hear another legal challenge to the new national health care law, and nearly half of voters think it might be a good idea to put the brakes on Obamacare until all the court cases opposing it are through. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that a plurality (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters thinks implementation of Obamacare should be put on hold until all legal challenges are exhausted. Forty percent (40%) disagree, but 13% are not...
  • The CBO Effectively Used Gruber’s Model to Score Obamacare

    11/16/2014 9:58:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Weekley Standard ^ | November 16, 2014 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Two well-placed sources on Capitol Hill say that the Congressional Budget Office effectively used Jonathan Gruber’s model to score Obamacare. That model favors government mandates over market competition and claims that essentially the only way to achieve a large reduction in the number of uninsured Americans is to impose an Obamacare-like individual mandate. Moreover, because the model that the CBO used in scoring Obamacare is the same one it uses today, any alternative to Obamacare that doesn’t include an individual mandate — which is to say, any conservative alternative — would be scored by the CBO as falling well short,...
  • More from Jonathan Gruber

    11/16/2014 8:29:23 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/16/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Many folks are now familiar with this so-called “health economist” from MIT, based on the viral video in which he talks about the stupidity of the American voter. As recently exposed by the Washington Times, this limo-liberal fraud, just like his fellow Bay Stater Liz Warren, has gotten quite well compensated working on behalf of the common man. Greedy Gruber knocked down much more than a cool $1 million for his bloviations–most of which are now being at least superficially disavowed by the White House. Now, more material is coming to light… This from a talk he gave in 2012...
  • Hitler Finds Out About Field Marshal Gruber's Loose Lips (Video)

    11/15/2014 11:59:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Breitbart "The Conversation" ^ | November 15, 2014 | Debra Heine
    Courtesy of Michelle Obama's Mirror, Der Fuhrer is not pleased to find out Field Marshal Gruber has spilled the beans on the ObamaCare deceptions and called the American people stupid. "That pointy headed twit! I knew he couldn't keep his mouth shut!" Hitler roars. Enjoy
  • Gruber Apologizes for “Indelicate Phrasing” [satire]

    11/15/2014 9:47:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 14 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, the boastful architect of Obamacare, apologized for what he termed “my indelicate phrasing in defense of the Affordable Care Act. I should never have publicly called American voters ‘stupid.’ I sincerely regret that I have been caught on tape using this kind of language.” “However, this does not mean that the underlying concept behind this legislation was incorrect,” Gruber insisted. “The fact of the matter is that the average American isn’t fit to decide whether he needs health insurance or to choose a plan that is adequate for the collective well-being of society. Individuals left to...
  • Why is the media reporting that Obama never employed Jonathan Gruber?

    11/15/2014 8:17:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    November 15, 2014
    While MSM outlets like USA Today report that the administration never employed Jonathan Gruber, Gruber himself disclosed his employment with the Obama Administration as a paid consultant .
  • The Washington Post called Jonathan Gruber the "party's most influential health-care expert"

    11/14/2014 6:10:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist that said that Obamacare had to be made deliberately deceptive, in order to be passed, was considered the most influential expert of the Democrat Party in 2007.   This was no self promotion, but a pronouncement by one of the most influential and prominent of the old media outlets, the Washington Post: On the other side was an economist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has become possibly the party's most influential health-care expert and a voice of realism in its internal debates. In a precursor to the revelations recently that Gruber aided in...
  • #Grubergate And Machiavelli: Do These Geniuses Make Me Look Fatuous?

    11/14/2014 4:33:13 PM PST · by IChing · 18 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 11/14/14 | Donald Joy
    A man named Rich Weinstein is the latest hero of the new media. About a year ago, his health insurance coverage was cancelled because of Obamacare’s broken promises. A replacement plan would have cost him twice as much. Upset, he turned into a citizen journalist on a mission. His diligent efforts over the past year have resulted in a suddenly huge political and media firestorm. Weinstein had been an Obamacare supporter, because he had believed in the plan, as it had been so adamantly pitched by Obama and by Democrats — but having lost his health coverage, contrary to Obama’s...
  • How DSA Marxists Influenced Health Policies for Both Major Presidential Candidates

    A leading Marxist health academic played a key role in designing health policies in Massachusetts and at the Federal level, now popularly associated with both leading US presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
  • But wait, there’s more: Fifth video shows Gruber mocking Vermonters

    11/14/2014 3:42:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Watch Dog ^ | Bruce Parker
    ".....In the 2011 video shot by TrueNorthReports.com and sent to Watchdog.org on Thursday, Gruber appears before the Vermont House Health Care Committee to present recommendations for a universal, publicly financed health care program. The recommendations were part of the 2011 “Hsiao Report” submitted to the Legislature by economist William C. Hsiao and co-written by Gruber. As Gruber sits listening, the committee chair reads a comment from a Vermonter who expresses concern that the economist’s plan might lead to “ballooning costs, increased taxes and bureaucratic outrages,” among other things. After hearing the Vermonter’s worries, Gruber responds, “Was this written by my...
  • Did Jonathan Gruber earn almost $400,000 from the Obama administration?

    11/14/2014 3:25:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Post Fact Checker ^ | November 14, 2014 | Glenn Kessler
    MIT economist Jonathan Gruber “was paid almost $400,000 by this administration.”– Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), on Fox News’s “On the Record,” Nov. 12, 2014Republicans are demanding hearings into videos that have emerged in recent days of MIT professor Jonathan Gruber making impolitic remarks about the Affordable Care Act. Why should Gruber’s comments matter? Because Gruber is well-known in health-care circles as one of the intellectual godfathers of Obamacare and the very similar law in Massachusetts (sometimes called Romneycare), though people involved in ACA deny he was “an architect” of the ACA. (House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) even claimed she...
  • Islamic State—APEC A Fizzer - G20 Promises No Better

    11/13/2014 5:01:37 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/14 | David Singer
    Hopefully the Beijing babble will give way to serious business in Brisbane The 2014 APEC Conference in Beijing this past week has been and gone and the G20 Conference in Brisbane is taking place in Brisbane this weekend. If the APEC Conference is any guide the world leaders assembled in Australia will have little to say about the meteoric rise of Islamic State (IS) over the past six months and the threat to world peace and security Islamic State poses. Expectations were high that Islamic State would be discussed at the APEC Conference.
  • Walking Wounded—government victimizing disease

    11/13/2014 4:59:03 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Happiness is having health insurance only institutionalizes the idea that one can’t enjoy life if they don’t have coverage In all likelihood, you haven’t taken a look at the new vocabulary of healthcare and the change that it has instituted in how we perceive health and, as a result, healthcare—these perceptions that underlie the concept of necessary healthcare. In fact, it goes to the very core of what we think health is. If someone asked you to define health, would you say it was well being? Or a state or condition of the body and/or mind? Common usage, anymore, lies...
  • Fiancée of Texas Ebola victim lands book deal

    11/13/2014 9:37:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | Chris Perez
    The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, has landed a deal to publish a memoir. “I am writing this book to tell people about Eric, about our love story, about our family and about my faith that has been tested but not broken,” Louise Troh said in a statement released Thursday. “The love of my life and the father of my son came to America to marry me,” she added. “It was supposed to be the first happy day of a new life of joy for us all. But before we could...
  • Guardianship of Elderly Parents; Have you had to do this. Experiences & advise welcome.

    11/12/2014 11:32:47 AM PST · by zlala · 71 replies
    Self | November 12, 2014 | zlala
    Looking for suggestions and/or advice dealing with parents with dementia and making mostly bad decisions.
  • Jonathan Gruber Tries To Hide His Remarks

    11/11/2014 6:13:37 AM PST · by Pauli67 · 43 replies
    Est Quod Est ^ | 11/11/2014 | Pauli
    The University of Pennsylvania which had originally posted this has now pulled down the video from their site. But this is an attempt on the part of Jonathan Gruber and company to pull their pants up after they got caught. I think it's comical that these people still believe they can say whatever they want in public, but then flip out if anyone quotes them. It also appears that the Snopes.com mafia has been called in to cast doubt upon the incident as conservatives have reported it. They call this claim a Mixture of true and false. Here's their lame...
  • Progressives Had To Lie To Pass Obamacare

    11/12/2014 4:50:02 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 47 replies
    MIT economist Johnathan Gruber is the architect of both Romneycare and Obamacare. Speaking to a group of like minded progressives last year Gruber declared that “lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.” He went on to declare “and basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.” He’s referencing, in part, the Obamacare tax. The administration and the Democrats had to hide from the American people to true cost of Obamacare. If voters knew the cost they wouldn’t support Obamacare. Thus it had to be...
  • •'STUPIDITY' FACTOR Top ObamaCare architect offers shocking admission

    11/11/2014 2:37:42 PM PST · by Mier · 8 replies
    ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting ObamaCare passed, and that it was written in such a way as to take advantage of "the stupidity of the American voter."
  • Blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ sees 300k Americans infected with deadly disease

    11/11/2014 1:22:47 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 26 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 11, 2014 | Tomas Bravo
    The United States is being infected by Chagas, a deadly disease spread by the feces of a parasite nicknamed the 'kissing bug'. It bites sleeping victims, ingests the blood and defecates on them; patients then unknowingly rub the feces into open membranes.
  • Bureaucracy Clouds Justice on Veterans Day

    11/11/2014 8:48:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    The red tape nightmare of firing those responsible for putting our nation’s heroes on death lists In a long-overdue effort, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald announced yesterday that the scandal-plagued agency would undergo the “largest reorganization of the Department of Veterans Affairs since its establishment,” as he told CNN. McDonald took charge of the VA three months ago following the resignation of his predecessor, Eric Shinseki. Shinseki’s tenure at the VA lasted over five years, longer than any previous Secretary, and under his watch an enormous backlog of claims reached a peak of 900,000 in March 2013. Even as...
  • Obamacare’s Real Existential Threat

    11/10/2014 5:24:20 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/10/2014 | Steve Berman
    Image courtesy of gatewaypundit.com While the media and pundits focus on the legal threats to Obamacare (which may not really be threats), there’s really a more mundane existential threat to its ever becoming a major part of our society.  It doesn’t work.  I don’t mean that it’s unworkable in a political or economic sense (although it is in both senses).  I mean that it’s flat-out not working to use it—that the crown jewel of Obamacare, healthcare.gov, is a steaming pile of web-based horse manure. Leave it to the federal government to mismanage any sizable project.  I mean they’ve had...
  • 18,000 Kaiser Permanente Nurses Will Strike Tuesday Over Concerns About Ebola Preparedness

    11/09/2014 8:13:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Medical Daily's The Hill Blog ^ | November 9, 2014 | Anthony Rivas
    Since March, the world had watched Ebola spread through West Africa, infecting not only residents but also the health workers tasked with stopping the outbreak. During this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that hospitals were prepared, and resolved to stop the virus if it made its way over the Atlantic. But health care workers have said otherwise; that hospitals are actually far from prepared — the virus’ spread to the Dallas nurses proved that. Over 18,000 nurses in Northern California feel similarly, and are planning a two-day strike this week to show it. The...
  • The Four Horsemen—Part II

    11/08/2014 1:52:43 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/14 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Obama has summoned the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – making manifest his goal of "fundamentally transforming America.” Part I of “The Four Horseman,” described the growing power of Obama’s plans for the “fundamental transformation” (destruction) of our nation, and the “Four Horsemen” he employs to affect that transformation: Death, War, Conquest, and Famine. We examined in detail Obama’s Magnum Opus, Obamacare, its intended destruction of our healthcare system and the consequent enslavement of the population to the whims and caprice of the Administrative State, and, more alarming than this, Obamacare’s comprehensive obliteration of most freedoms Americans still take for...
  • The Four Horsemen

    11/07/2014 3:58:02 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/07/14 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Sitting astride his Pale Horse, Obama has introduced Death into the heart of our nation Six years ago Obama unleashed the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse upon a largely unsuspecting nation. The merciless work of Death, War, Conquest, and Famine is nearly complete. Hope Earlier this week the results of the mid-term elections coaxed a timid light from the darkness. Hope flickered. Perhaps Republicans might once again adopt the Conservatism always victorious in past contests with evil. Perhaps in doing so Conservatism might belay the six-year reign of terror unleashed by our President. Actions Needed To forestall the consummation of...
  • Here’s How Waka Flocka Is Joining The Fight Against Ebola (Finally!)

    11/07/2014 1:54:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    MTV News ^ | November 7, 2014 | Nadeska Alexis
    Health care workers are facing more than a few hurdles in their battle to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak that’s sweeping across Africa, and countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone have been hit particularly hard. A lack of electricity in the West African nations has made battling the disease even more dangerous, and now Waka Flocka Flame is teaming up with WakaWaka, to help deliver portable solar-powered lights to these countries. Camille van Gestel, the CEO of WakaWaka, started a kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to send lights and medical packets to health care workers on the front lines....
  • The Supreme Court will hear King. That’s bad news for the ACA (aka Obamacare)

    11/07/2014 11:43:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Incidental Economist ^ | November 7, 2014 | Nicholas Bagley
    In a significant setback for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court just agreed to review King v. Burwell, the Fourth Circuit’s decision upholding an IRS rule extending tax credits to federally established exchanges. The government had asked the Court to take a pass because there’s no split in the circuit courts over whether the IRS rule is valid. At least four justices—it only takes four to grant certiorari—voted to take the case anyhow. As I see it, what’s troubling here is not that the Court took King in the absence of a split. Its rules permit it to hear cases...
  • A Look At Direct Primary Care

    11/07/2014 8:41:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/7/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Let’s start with the doctor/patient relationship—the disappearance of which has been lamented by many. The pertinent definition of “relationship” in the Oxford Dictionaries deems it: “The way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other.” In one sense, every patient wants to be treated well by his physician, and in many cases, so-called “continuity of care” is most desirable. Likewise, the physician may wish to spend more time with a particular patient, but is forced by economic realities to rush the process. Perhaps, some of this search for the ideal doctor/patient relationship is driven...
  • How To Stop Obamacare: The Will of The People

    11/06/2014 4:37:58 PM PST · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Self | 11/06/14 | Me
    Obamacare was never created to give people quality and affordable healthcare; it was designed to create a single payer system, socialized medicine, allowing government complete access to and control of your life! And if that's not offensive to each and every American, your freedoms, what is? The reason Obama refuses to drop the individual mandate is because he knows a huge majority of Americans will not want Obamacare if given the choice. Why? Because it's complete and unadulterated crap! They pick and choose your doctors, your premiums are anything but affordable and death panels will decide if your loved ones...
  • Obama and the Democrats are acting like Lindsay Lohan’s PR staff in handling the Ebola crisis

    11/06/2014 9:01:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/6/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The gutless and ever political Barack Obama and his Party are handling the Ebola crisis the way Lindsay Lohan’s lawyers and PR people would. They are playing the same games with who gets quarantined and for how long that Lohan’s “people” play every time she is arrested on drug charges. In the PC “pop culture” world Democrats operate in, no one except conservatives are guilty of anything. So when a Hollywood star or sports figure is caught snorting coke the first thing liberals want to do is develop a rationale for not putting them through the system. Liberals rush to...
  • Obama’s press conference shows he views the Republican tide as a mandate for him to act unilaterally

    11/05/2014 6:20:50 PM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 11-5-2014 | Bookworm
    Since 2007, I’ve been saying that Obama isn’t a mere narcissist but is, instead, a malignant narcissist. He worships at his own altar and is, in his own mind at least, infallible. The manifests itself most obviously in the fact that, once he’s set himself on an intellectual or behavioral path, he is incapable of change — or at least, incapable of change based upon external critique and criticism. To a narcissist, any such external input must either be ignored or twisted so that it conforms to the narcissists own immutable infallibility.Everything that I just wrote is highly abstract. If...
  • FIVE TAKE-AWAYS FROM YESTERDAY’S MIDTERM ELECTION (Insightful!)

    11/05/2014 2:51:31 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | November 5, 2014 | STEPHEN WHITE
    YesterdayÂ’s mid-term election was a big win for a Republican Party badly in need of good news. Here are five takeaways from yesterdayÂ’s election, beginning with the obvious:1) A very good night for the GOP. This was always going to be a tough year for Democrats. Speculation that the government shutdown might cost the GOP the House notwithstanding, a disproportionate number of Democrats faced reelection in Republican-leaning states. Add to this the fact that low turnout in midterms generally favors Republican, the fact that President Obama (42% approval) and his policies (Obamacare, 38.1% approval) are as stubbornly unpopular, and that...
  • Dead and Paralyzed American Children DEMAND Answers

    11/04/2014 10:58:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/04/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Arrival of thousands of illegals from Central American nations where EV-D68 is far more common, and the confirmation of 998 cases now afflicting mostly American children, is strictly coincidence On Oct. 7 the Patriot Post published my column, “Enterovirus D68: A Call to Arms.“ It was a plea aimed at investigative journalists and dedicated epidemiologists, asking them to determine whether what is now known as the EVD-68 enterovirus could be directly attributed to the massive influx of illegal alien children orchestrated by the Obama administration last summer. My call has been partially answered. “The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck...
  • Keeping out Ebola

    11/03/2014 5:34:50 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/14 | Klaus Rohrich
    Canada decided it’s too risky to allow free movement between Ebola prone areas and Canada. If the Obama administration cared about Americans, they might follow suit Here’s an interesting tidbit: Sierra Leone accuses Canada of discrimination over the suspension of visa applications for residents of nations currently hit with large outbreaks of Ebola. The nerve! Theo Nicol, Sierra Leone’s deputy minister of information is outraged, as he sees the Canadian government’s decision not to process applications from individuals that had been in Ebola-stricken nations within the previous 3 months as being ‘discriminatory’.
  • Pestilences Produce Plenty of Painful Problems

    11/03/2014 5:05:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    History of the British Isles in all its subsequent developments of race, customs, architecture, and so forth, was in large part determined by an epidemic disease Pestilences have a horrific record in mankind’s history having produced massive problems of civil disorder, disruption of labor, economic disaster, insurrection, and demise of whole populations. Maybe we can learn from the plague of Saint Cyprian and not make the same mistakes people of that day made. In A.D. 250, the Roman Empire was in turbulence. The Goths had just won a major victory and the barbarians were at the gates of Rome. Barbarians...
  • Standing up to the Ebola scaremongers (Look who is taking Kaci Hickox's side)

    11/03/2014 2:36:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Socialist Worker ^ | November 3, 2014 | Nicole Colson
    Nicole Colson reports on the stand that nurse Kaci Hickox has taken against the racist scaremongering of U.S. politicians in response to the Ebola crisis.KACI HICKOX went on a bike ride with her boyfriend last week--and it earned her national media attention. This "radical" act was a principled stand by Hickox--a nurse who recently returned from Sierra Leone, where she worked with Ebola patients as part of a team with the international medical group Doctors Without Borders--against the irrational and unproductive policies of U.S. officials regarding the Ebola epidemic. Hickox has been speaking out since her return to the U.S....
  • Kaci Hickox: Sorry, Everybody, I’ll Stay Away From You With The Ebola I Definitely Don’t Have

    11/03/2014 8:33:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | November 3, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    As you watch the following, note that “Nurse” Hickox is doing what she’s doing because she wants to, not because you want her to. You can’t tell her what to do! But all the same, she’s sorry for the fuss. Or something. Here’s America’s Sweetheart, auditioning for The View: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Hickox isn’t infectious, as she’s 100% certain she’s not, why is she self-quarantining? If there’s no scientific basis for staying away from other people, if it’s just “an abundance of politics,” why is she doing it? If she really believes what she’s saying, why isn’t she proving everyone wrong?[continued]
  • Slouching toward Ebola

    11/03/2014 7:16:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    Real science acknowledges that people can make mistakes, making such a dangerous virus a zero-risk to a nation or a state means taking precautions that absolutely prevent human error In 1968 Joan Didion published a collection of non-fiction essays titled Slouching Towards Bethlehem in which she took a look at the chaos of the counterculture in the mid-1960s. The title of the book comes from a line in a poem by William Butler Yeats titled The Second Coming: “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?” In the preface to her book,...