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73 Responses to Live In Florida? Voted Obama? You`re Screwed

  1. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 6:55 am
    Link: Live In Florida? Voted Obama? You`re Screwed - Florida, if you`re a democrat, we hope you don`t need urological care...
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:31 am
    luckily i dont live in florida
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:31 am
    wow, thats one of the few times that statement has come out of my mouth.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:35 am
    That`s one fine line indeed.
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    flingspoo Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:40 am
    I think that`s pretty funny. I really wish the Republicans would have put up someone that actually had a chance at winning.

    Thanks, Obama, for bankrupting our country.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:46 am
    Couldn`t they have thought of a better term for `bioethics`? It just sounds weird to me, like they consist of clones of my old high school biology teacher.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:47 am
    YAY! You go doc!
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:50 am
    What obligation? He`s not an emergency doctor. There have got to be at least 1,000 other urologists in Florida. They can go find someone else.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:56 am
    All you Americans should wait til your next President(who will be of Chinese decent) switches everything to the Metric system just like, oh I don`t know, The rest of the world.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:12 am
    a1butcher

    we can only dream.
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    K3vin Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:23 am
    "All you Americans should wait til your next President(who will be of Chinese decent) switches everything to the Metric system just like, oh I don`t know, The rest of the world."

    i lol`d at that one.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:24 am
    oh florida...
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:24 am
    "Thanks, Obama, for bankrupting our country."

    That`s the stupidest, most uninformed comment I have read here in a loooong time. Republicans don`t spend a lot of money while in office, right? The Iraq War doesn`t cost that much, right? And there wasn`t $11.7 trillion dollars of debt in 2008, long BEFORE Obama was President, right?

    Obama is definitely the reason our country is bankrupt.
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    tweetie8745 Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:25 am
    YAY! obama!!! Forever!!!
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    shappy Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:49 am
    can somebody please tell me whats wrong with the states health care, from what i hear its the same as canadas now or very similar, and our taxes are actualy pretty good. unless they hiked them up for no reason there.
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    scottthebum Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:52 am
    ummm... yea. the sign = more scare tactics by a hardlined goper, using fear and feelings of abandonment to get ppl to take more heed of your views. bleh, go to a different doctor if his method disgusts you, i would.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:58 am
    This is the freedom we enjoy in America. Soon, there either;

    A) Won`t be any doctors to refuse you

    OR

    B) Doctor`s will be required to see EVERYONE that comes through the door, and they will be paid about the same as a fry cook.

    Private health care is a business. You have choices. It`s the insurance companies that make crap so expensive.
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    PSU840 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Very close to violating his Hippocratic Oath. I wouldn`t go to him and I didn`t vote for Obama
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:19 am
    A doctor is free to treat or not treat anyone that he or she feels like for any reason, as long as he or she refers them to a different doctor. There was a doctor here who refused to treat gay people, got sued, and won the suit because he referred them to a different doctor and they all received their treatment eventually.
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    ZNaught Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:39 am
    @scottthebum: The GOP does not need to resort to scare tactics or bribery to oppose the health care bill (Like the democrats did to get it passed) as 55% of Americans want the bill REPEALED.
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    ZNaught Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:40 am
    @shappy: What are you saying your taxes are "very good" compared to? Europe? Ha ha ha.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:40 am
    auburnjunky, you really think that doctors, who have gone through years and years of extremely costly education for their degrees, will just up and quit? Find another profession? Move out of the country? No, they wont. Secondly, as soon as they realize that their pay will not be cut (or if it will, only marginally), I`m sure they will learn to deal with it.
    What this guy is doing is just plain unethical. It may not be downright illegal, but certainly unethical.
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    ZNaught Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:40 am
    @urbanlegend: He has the highest deficit in history. He is by no means slowing it down, he is accelerating the accumulation of debt.
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    ZNaught Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:41 am
    @moefreak: how is it unethical? Did you even read the article?
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    Jadavid Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:48 am
    i smell a law suit
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    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:58 am
    If an alter boy said "I don`t believe in god", the priest would be more inclined to bring him into his orafice, I mean office. This guy isn`t turning anyone away, he`s merely stating his beliefs, then playing with their urethras.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:59 am
    @ZNaught

    What do you call the infamous non-existent "death panels" the Republicans were tauting about?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:00 am
    I should elaborate on non-existent.
    They didn`t exist on paper and were not going to exist in reality.
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    ZNaught Male 13-17
    351 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 11:02 am
    @Cajun247: So you are saying that people in the government are not deciding on what treatments will be given on a per person basis? News to me!
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:26 am
    i think this is unethical and he should be disbarred.

    Also he makes himself out to be an ignorant fool and demeans the profession.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:30 am
    wait, do doctors get dibarred or is it something different
  32. Profile photo of ZNaught
    ZNaught Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:31 am
    @BlankTom: You didn`t read the article either?

    "Cassell told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday he wasn`t questioning patients or refusing care, because that would be unethical."
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:33 am
    How on earth is this unethical? He`s not quizzing his patients about their political opinions, he`s not denying care to anyone, all he`s doing is stating his own opinion. And if the Constitution still applies (it`s a stretch, right?) then the First Amendment guarantees him that right.

    This man is doing nothing wrong and I applaud him for taking a stand.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:34 am
    That line in the article mane me laugh too. Sure he`s not refusing patients he`s just telling them to go somewhere else.

    Just because you say something is ethical doesn`t mean it is.

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    ZNaught Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:46 am
    @msieg007: No it is not a stretch. Without the constitution we have no control over our government. It is vital.

    @BlankTom: He is simply making a point about health care reform. Is he refusing patients? No. So I see no problem here.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:46 am
    "If you voted for Obama, seek urologic care elsewhere"
    This is not an opinion and to be honest, i don`t see how this doesn`t qualify as refusing care.

    Also this is stereotyping. Not everyone who voted for Obama is for the health care bill. In fact i`m sure there a lot of people who voted for him and are against it.

    Putting these two together, i cannot understand how anyone would think this is ethical. Keep in mind, it`s not always illeagal to not have ethics.
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    ZNaught Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:48 am
    @BlankTom: Are there reports of him refusing care because of people voting for Obama? No. So we must take his word on it that he is not refusing care and simply making a statement about it.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:50 am
    what a dick. straight up dick.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:51 am
    @ZNaught: He put a sign on the door telling people to go away.
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    ZNaught Male 13-17
    351 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 11:57 am
    @BlankTom: Again, he is making a point about health care reform. It can be concluded indirectly from what he said in the article that it is not a refusal of care but simply a way of stating what health care will do.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    @ZNaught: He put a sign on the door telling people to go away.

    How is this confusing to you?
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    I fully endorse the doctor`s freedom of speech.

    But placing a sign - outside of his office, just before the patient first enters the office - indicating that the doctor REALLY doesn`t like an identifiable class of people based on their political leanings makes him a f*ckin` goper prick.

    I actually do not think this is "unethical," but damn it makes him an non-nice individual prick. I bet he`d still treat me if I stroked out.

    What will an Obama supporter who called up this urologist due to pissing pain do when they get there? This is a person in distress whose doctor just said "I hate you, go away." SOMETHING about that is WRONG.

    Auburn - how are prices set? Does the cost of providing care to the uninsured raise the prices doctors charge insurance companies? The answer is "yes, the uninsured raise prices for the insured."

    America is a free market, doctors too. I wonder how long Dr. GOP McAssFace`s practice will
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    survive now.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    "It can be concluded indirectly from what he said in the article that it is not a refusal of care but simply a way of stating what health care will do."

    Yeah, but what kind of a$$hole actually does that to his patients?

    And NO - He says: IF YOU VOTED FOR OBAMA ... SEEK UROLOGICAL CARE ELSEWHERE.

    Thats pretty clear...
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    The ". . . " is a "then," and the sentence logically has but one interpretation.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    Good luck!
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    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    Revoke license, game over. It is nice that he did this in 2010 to show the US how much hate even professional Republicans have for american values.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    Stop politicizing, just do some god damn research. Theres a difference between facts and opinions. Youre allowed to have your own opinion, but youre a liar if you blatantly neglect facts.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    @ZNaught

    They were using a LABEL that implies the primary purpose of said theoretical bureaucracy. This makes people think "oh no the government`s going to compel us to take grandma off life support". There was no such language in the text Sarah Palin quoted. It does NOT give the state power to take ANY patient off life support.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    That`s right ZNaught they`re not making decisions for you.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    Revoke license, game over.

    Agreed. He`s violating the hippocratic oath. If he`s *not* thrown out of practice, it would degrade the quality of health care in Florida even more.
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    Fleh Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    IAB please stop this political crap, you`re just making the site boring. If we wanted to read this rubbish we have tons of other sites that deliver the latest news. It sucks. Thank you.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    @Fleh

    Are you kidding? I think it makes this site more interesting.
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    Rman1201 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Florida sucks balls. I`ve lived here all my life unfortunately... as soon as you get 10 miles away from either Miami, Tampa, or Orlando, you`ve entered Mississippi.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Meanwhile in Britain we`ve been enjoying National healthcare for the past 75 years.

    Just saying.
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    Zynx Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    gorgack, just let us know if you need the U.S. to bail you out of another war.
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    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    Being from Northern Ireland, I can reap the NHS benefits whilst still be disappointed in Britian`s...numerous...flaws.
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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Well, if he`s not turning anyone down, I say let him do it. Just him saying how he feels.
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    NoArms5534 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    He`s not violating anything, you idiots. If you would have read the article, you would see he`s not refusing to treat people or even questioning them about who they voted for, he says if they read the sign and turn around, so be it.
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    lakerzz8 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    The only person he`s hurting is himself from lost business. I accept money from Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike.
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    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    "canada enjoys government health care. we look after each other. the u.s. is quickly becoming the laughing stock of the world."

    Cool story, bro. That`s wonderful you guys enjoy it. Really, it is. However, you all seem to forget we were raised in a society which is different from your own, for all that we look the same. We are raised to get good jobs to take care of ourselves and provide for our own enjoyment in life. We pay our taxes and get a few bonuses, but that`s that.

    Also, they do such a terrible job at pretty much everything, though, that allowing them to control healthcare (which I realize is not yet what they are doing) would probably kill more people than a lack of healthcare. American gov`t workers are the most lazy, inept group in the country (with exceptions, obviously). They can`t do much of anything well.

    If we had been raised in your culture and had your sort of gov`t, things would be different. But for now, please just remember tha
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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    Yet if his sign said "Bush" you`d all be cheering for him.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    @NoArms5534: are you sure? Cause i heard he violated your mother the other night.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    just let us know if you need the U.S. to bail you out of another war.

    Last I checked, its the US that needs bailing out.
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    Heureux Male 40-49
    1054 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    Seastone

    You are a child, and one day, you will grow up. You will realize that most of the things you take for granted in life are the result of the hard work of the very people you maligned.

    But, personally, I think you be truly happy if you move to some place where you will be free of the influence of those worthless U.S. government employees - someplace like Haiti, Rwanda, or Sierra Leone.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1300 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    I can`t say one way or another if I support the US Health Care bill as I haven`t read everything about it, nor do I really care. Now if I assume that it will be similar to the Canadian Halth Care, I can say that, judging by the doctor`s sign, he is saying "wah wah wah, I won`t be getting as much money. If you`re too poor to afford MY services, then you should die of dick cancer."

    Of course, I could be totally wrong on this.

    The doctor has every right to express his political views and he even says that he doesn`t discuss or question his patients, so there is really no harm in the sign.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    korahn, you`d better care. If we screw up our health care system as badly as yours, you won`t have anywhere to go to keep from dying on a waiting list. Just go to any major US hospital near the Canadian border and count the Canadian license plates in the parking lot. If we don`t repeal Obamacare, you can count them all dead.

    Ask Danny Williams what HE think of your socialist medical system.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 4:52 am
    OldOllie: We are finding out about more and more crap that was sneakily added to this bill and that only few people that voted for it even knew about.

    Did anyone even mention that it completely took over student loans ? All sorts of hidden new taxes on things like pain relievers and kids vitamins ?! A 5000 person `Civilian Army` ? Calorie counts on all restaurant menus, menu boards, advertising and even coupons ? It contains a provision that will reward states for scrapping damages caps and other tort reforms (Tort reform would`ve actually saved money and lowered costs).

    I`m all for better health care, More doctors, Insurance reform, Tort reform, Lowering premiums, Giving more people access to health insurance and limiting the `pre-existing conditions` problem. But, This horrendous bill does none of that. It was a government power grab, Plain and simple.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2010 at 9:45 am
    I`m tired of the narrow minded conservatives view,
    Hell i should call you fascist pigs if Obama is a communist.
    Drop dead once and for all
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 10:38 am
    The hypocrite`s oath.
    I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
    I will respect the hard-won creationist gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such politics as is mine with those who are to follow.
    I will apply, for the benefit of the rich, all measures are required, avoiding those twin traps of liberalism and socialism.
    I will remember that there is art to Fox News as well as religion, and that conservatism, politics, and dogma may outweigh the surgeon`s knife or the chemist`s drug.
    I will not be ashamed to say "I know it all," nor will I fail to call on my God when the skills of another are needed for a patient`s recovery.
    I will respect the privacy of Tea Partiers, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of the soul and afterlife. If it is given me to save a soul, all thanks.
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Continued...
    But it may also be within my power to take a chill pill; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great arrogance and awareness of my own revelation. Above all, I must pray to God.
    I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sinner, whose illness may affect the person`s redemption and eternal afterlife. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the rich.
    I will prevent sin whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to the truth.
    I will remember that I remain a member of Christianity, with special obligations to all my fellow Christians, those sound of money and influence as well as the dogmatic.
    If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy money and power, respected while I live and remembered with Reagan thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of the Bible and may I long experience the joy of turning away those who voted for Obama.
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    redser99 Male 30-39
    114 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 11:37 am
    OldOllie, true, Canada has been loosing doctors to US for many many years (it`s called `brain-drain`) because the health industry in US is for-"super"-profit industry. Docs train in Canada, many with government grants, and then relocate to US to earn serious money. Yes, the best care worldly is in the US for the quite wealthy folks. Personally, I believe Obamacare is not about the sustained "best-care" for the wealthy but "available-care" to up to 50mil US citizens that cannot afford basic health care.

    I believe the US will be pinched for several years until the health-insurance "profiteers" are finally out of their oil-mogule status.
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    Andicicle Male 18-29
    503 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    yep.... remember, florida got bush voted in... not the brightest peanuts in the turd.

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