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!
This is just how out of touch Mayor Bach is with what is happening in this town. No $15 an hour job industry that he promised, families on food stamps cause they make less than $12 an hour without benefits, many working two part time jobs at under $10 and hour, and the rents in this past year have increased by $200-$300 A MONTH! This is reality, not saying your going to end homelessness when may are not even homeless and still can't make it in CS's economy!
Interesting comment, Mr. K. I've long considered the powers that be in the Springs to be self-serving opportunists in conservative clothing. Consider, for example, the good "limited government" game they talk, while presiding over the most federally dependent city in the nation. They'll gladly cut everybody else's programs ... Just don't touch theirs. This egotism presents a major impediment to good governance because in reality, far too many of the participants are not in it to serve the greater good, but to build their reputations. True collaboration requires a true willingness to press the pause button on our own self-interests long enough to fully and openly listen to, and consider another's views. Is that ever in play in the Springs?
I am curious, anymom. Where did you pick up this piece of information?
Sally, the "insanity" that the recent mass shooters have in common is....wait for it....LIBERALISM! EVERY, no exception, one of them self identified as a liberal/progressive. The "SANE" solution, therefore, is to outlaw liberal/progressive gun possession. Problem solved.
The city government was "quarrelsome and ineffective" so what was the solution? Throw out the charter and go with a "strongarm" mayor! The current federal government is likewise quarrelsome and ineffective only more so. Should we throw out the Constitution and vote for a dictator instead of a president?
The local powers-that-be call themselves conservatives. True conservatives do not throw out the product of years of thought and toil, only to replace it with some new whizbang idea. That is what the dreaded progressives are supposed to do--just rush into things because they are new, not because they are better than the tried and true.
I do not know how to characterize local Republicans, but they are not conservative, at least not by the dictionary definition.
Gee Sally you talk about your version of sanity. Where is the sanity in the rest of this world where vile people kill others with any means of disposal whether it's with guns, knives or pressure cookiers. You really think you can stop them with more regulations? Only thing that is being accomplished is making more people not able to defend themselves when the need arises. If you and your like-minded audience prefer to be victims then by all means be victims, the rest of us will protect ourselves and our own. When you get time on your hands go out and make the cartels get a background check that is already required.
20,000 firearms requlations are within the confines of the US and you people are talking about more. Put a little more effort into getting James Holmes executed and you would send a better message.
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