happyfew, could you please provide a link detailing the dates, locations and specific amount(s) "spilled" that you've referred to here?
Clara, your abhorrence is as misplaced as your faux-indignation.
Long waits for health care? Thats the excuse from those that dont like the fact that its one of the many things no one can live without. Well let me ask you. Have you done without health care insurance? Talk about waiting. Have you been dropped? Talk about waiting. Have you paid into a program then told it dont cover a needed procedure? Talk about waiting. Welcome to my world. Paid the insurance company for 14 years only to find out they wouldnt cover a heart attack because they the insurance company decided it was caused from some cancer treatment 25 years before. They knew about that cancer when I applied but took my money anyway and not only dropped me but my wife was dropped as well. Yea waiting is a real bitch but guess what not getting is even worse.
Thinker, you have a tendency to get very personal in discussions very quickly, which is a habit I abhor. In fact, your rudeness to the letter writer was the only reason I responded. So go talk to yourself.
thinker, in North Dakota alone there were hundreds of unreported spills at fracking and oil drilling rigs. these were discovered well after the actual spills. the definition of unreported... well figure it out for yourself.
Clara, you suggest because germs exist we should have gov't mandated/imposed universal healthcare, and that a "few eggs" is a reasonable price to pay as a subsequent result of enforcement--you could make one he!!uva omlette with the millions already broken and scrambled!
A majority of Americans however, think this is an extreme federal overeach (why is the gov't even involved in health-care, and what gives them the right to force citizens to purchase a private commodity?), and if you subscribe to the idea of cradle-to-grave entitlements, please Google "Life of Julia" for an advanced primer on the concept; it sounds like you're exactly the demographic the administration is trying to reach.
"In all these shootings, the shooters passed the federal background check to buy their guns, so expanding the checks to private gun sales would do nothing to solve the problem." -- Jill Coleman
You and those damn pesky facts! You oughta know better. Stop it!
Oops, that was for Jan Chappell, not Clara McKenna.
"How can we live without war? We can, by bringing our military men and women home and solving the problems of our country with their expertise." -- Clara McKenna
Sounds remarkably like Isolationism. That sure didn't work out so well.
"Myself and the "people" I talk with (a group that I would just about guarantee is a much more fun crowd than his "people") love the Ranger Rich column. Poor John doesn't seem to understand satire, " -- Larry Christison
A lot of Tosches' columns are not satire and his hatred is often palpable.
"We Canadians want our people to be healthy and strong and smart. We have no problems with our taxes paying for that. We can go to any doctor that we want to and it doesn't cost us a dime" -- Pat Hill
It appears that Canadians don't consider taxes to be a cost. BTW, MANY Canadians can tell you horror stories about long waits for procedures, diagnostics, and treatment. Many Canadians opt to come to the US for these things.
Your story appears to be completely fabricated, Pat.
As long as there are germs, there will be a need to assure the health of our neighbors as well as ourselves, thinker. There's a reason all those policemen, firemen and health workers wear gloves -- and sometimes, masks.
As for ACA, you can't make omelets without breaking a few eggs. Not a great Obama fan but I do think the nation needs the enlightened self interest of universal health care and has for some time. Regular health care from birth on could well lower the cost of Medicare, since so many of those expensive illnesses late in life are the result of lifestyle and lack of care.
"we don't hear about them, and most times the EPA doesn't either"
Then how do YOU know when/where they occur, happyfew?
"The reason for public health laws in the early 20th century" Yes, over 100 years ago there was a dire need for improved medical services, and better access to them, but in contemporary society, we have options unheard of then.
Clara, you sound like a staunch advocate of the ACA, please tell us why it's such a boon to the citizenry, and explain its numerous exemptions, the botched roll-out and millions of subsequent policy cancellations.
fracking is far from having a "strong environmental track record". there are spills at fracking sites every week. we don't hear about them, and most times the EPA doesn't either. they proclaim that ground water contamination has not "been proven" to be from their activities. this is not the same as saying they have not caused ground water contamination. if fracking is already subject to "rigorous standards and regulations" what are they afraid of? darth vadar cheney put in energy laws protecting these polluters from coming clean and they are fighting hard to keep these protections in place so they can continue to pollute and not be held accountable.
Thinker, most Canadians I know are well aware of what health care costs. After all, they write checks for taxes. However, unlike many Americans' self-indulgent "everyone for himself," they realize that the old Revolutionary War saying, "If we don't hang together, we'll all hang separately," still holds true. The reason for public health laws in the early 20th century was a growing realization that the disease or illness of my neighbor can land me in the grave if there are no precautions. That kind of enlightened self-interest is a big part of what Canadians are acting on. Any society is safer when we make sure everyone has accessible health care.
"We Canadians want our people to be healthy and strong and smart. We have no problems with our taxes paying for that. We can go to any doctor that we want to and it doesn't cost us a dime"
Wow, Ms. Hill, I didn't realize that Canada is such a utopian society that health care is absolutely free!
Since you seem to believe that it magically appears with no funding, please relocate there and enjoy that benefit, and all the complimentary back bacon and Molson you can digest.
I'm embarrassed as well; that a citizen of this country would buy into such nonsense, and then come here to describe the exchange.
Regarding the letter titled “Anti-fracking victories,” the fact remains that hydraulic fracturing has been practiced in Colorado safely for decades. Over this time, this process has proved to be a safe means of extracting natural gas – which is key to achieving freedom from foreign oil. Regarding this strong environmental track record, it’s important to point out that after more than one million well projects nationwide, there is not a single incident of groundwater contamination related to hydraulic fracturing - a fact that is confirmed by the EPA. In addition, hydraulic fracturing is subject to rigorous standards and regulations at the federal, state and local levels, developed to ensure an environmentally sound approach. Opposition to hydraulic fracturing overlooks these facts, and prevents the progress of a valid, safe and scientific technique. It also puts a hold on the economic growth, including jobs, that results from energy development.
-Renee, Energy Citizens Coordinator
It is common for cities and counties to adequately fund a local economic development organization that works to enhance their local economy. Does our city need to continue funding for a political action committee with no record of significance either in attracting major firms or creating jobs? Or should those funds be escrowed toward a date when a professional economic development organization can be set up? We have questions if you have time for answers. About 13 minutes.
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Who got paid for the Iraq war??? When political families (Bush & Chaney) make money off of war, their will be no end of war in sight!
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