Friday, November 01, 2013

Shooting at LAX, and a GOP expert tells us about Obamacare.

It was bound to happen, someone finally decided to take out someone from one of the most unpopular symbols of the "evil government." They have been vilified over and over again by the conservative media and made out to be everything from pedophiles to goons.

Today, some kid from South Jersey decided to act on his anger towards the TSA by going all Dylan Klebold at the Los Angeles International Airport. (LAX)

I have never understood the anger towards the ordinary folks who work at the TSA and who are just following orders and doing their jobs. I hate having to go through airport security as much as the next guy, but I understand why it has to be done. You can't just jump on a plane like you do a train or a Greyhound bus in 2013.

So anyway, we are learning more and more about the alleged shooter today, and it appears that he is just an American who had issues with his government.

"Police in Los Angeles went to Ciancia's apartment for a well-being check. However, that contact was made after the shooting had already happened.
Neighbors were stunned that the news hit so close to home.

"It's tragic, who would ever think this would happen to a very quiet neighborhood. A very rural community such as Pennsville," said Gary Hankins, neighbor.

"I am completely shocked. I would never think of anyone out here doing anything like that," said Jennifer Pagan, neighbor."

Don't be shocked. People in "rural" communities watch fox, too.

Finally, as the GOP continues to trot out their medical experts such as Suzanne Somers to tell us about the evils of Obamacare, we are learning more and more that the road to Obamacare's destruction might be littered with lies.

Thankfully, there are a few real journalists left in America.

"We are being majorly trolled by the media.

The President is not impressed, we are not impressed, and Michael Hiltzik at the Los Angeles Times is also not impressed with the media’s ObamaCare reporting.

 He called out the media for running Deborah Cavallaro’s well televised rage (for example, CNBC during a segment titled, “Ordinary people talk huge price hikes” ) at Obama over her wild misunderstandings regarding ObamaCare.

It turns out that she never even tried to go to the website to sign up or get information.

Hiltzik took a look at the facts and concluded, “If her insurance brokers told her what she says they did, they failed her. And the reporters who interviewed her without getting all the facts produced inexcusably shoddy work — from Maria Bartiromo on down. They not only did her a disservice, but failed the rest of us too.”

Cavallaro claimed there is nothing affordable about the Affordable Care Act, and Hiltzik determines “at her current income, the act is vastly more affordable to her than what she’s paying now.” She is eligible for $200 a month in subsidies this year.

Hiltzik writes, “The bottom line is that Cavallaro’s assertion that “there’s nothing affordable about the Affordable Care Act,” as she put it Tuesday on NBC Channel 4, is the product of her own misunderstandings, abetted by a passel of uninformed and incurious news reporters.” [Source]

Mr. Hiltzik, you deserve another Pulitzer.





 





44 comments:

The Purple Cow said...

The problem is that seriously wealthy people are making seriously large sums of money from the health care system as it now is. The fact that it fucks over tens of millions of Americans and forces your nation to pay more than any other country on Earth for health care that is basically of third-world standard doesn't matter as long as billionaires keep getting richer.

They know they can rely on their paid mercenaries in the media and the useful idiots in the tea-party to work against their own class interests in getting Obamacare fucked over.

That billionaires and mega-corporations want the status quo to remain is of course no surprise, that they can convince these dimwits to work on their behalf and fuck up their own futures is just mind-blowing.

tbag burnett said...

Very quick with the propagandist smear of "anti-government types", Comrade Field.

The media has blamed the last 15 shootings, erroneously, on crazed right wingers, so Lord only knows what they'll do when they find a real one.

The fact that every other shooter turned out to be independently clinically insane, some kind of left wing nutcase, or a registered democrat doesn't mean you can't try to use this one to attack those who disagree with you politically.

You're quite the stand-up guy.

President Liar said...

Administration officials have simply been lying (surprise!) when when they said the Administration doesn't have Obamacare enrollment numbers. In fact, documents demonstrate they were keeping a daily tally of the low, low enrollment numbers.

The individual market insurance policyholders are the first victims of Obamacare.

But they will not be last.

Obama officials in 2010 knew that up to 93 million Americans would be unable to keep their health insurance plans under Obamacare. That means roughly one of three Americans will lose their insurance thanks to Obamacare. They lied about that too.

This disaster is just getting started.

Obama lied. Healthcare died.

field negro said...

"This disaster is just getting started.

Obama lied. Healthcare died."

hopefully healthcare as we know it in this country did die with Obamacare.

See what PC said.

BLACKISBEAUTIFUL said...

"See what PC said. "

said feckless Field Negro STEPHEN


Sounds like Single Payer to me .. Thats what ultimately this ATM for Insurance companies needs...

Its what should have been put on the table FIRST before BENDING OVER For Republicans and all the slick amendments that this Healthcare Bill is loaded with...

Keep shining this turd Field ... It just looks better , and better every day...

http://news.firedoglake.com/2013/11/01/top-hospitals-dropping-obamacare-patients/

President Liar said...

"See what PC said."

PC is a pompous douchebag who parrots conventional wisdom nonsense and demeans whatever the Guardian tells him to sneer at.

The reason we pay so much for our healthcare is that we have the best healthcare system in the world and that our healthcare financing system is distorted by government regulations and tax laws.

Obamacare worsens the regulatory situation affecting financing while simultaneously worsening the actual healthcare that will be received by Americans.

Private insurance will be destroyed, leaving a two-tiered system where the very wealthy (e.g. the Obama family) will have access to the best doctors and private hospitals and the rest of us will have to live with rationed care delivered by the worst doctors at substandard government clinics.

Just like everything else Obama does, Obamacare destroys the middle class. Socialism is an alliance of the very rich and the very poor against the middle. The goal is the to leave the very rich where they are, while dragging everyone else down to the proletariat class.

"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation." - Vladimir Lenin

PilotX:Helping Slaves off the Republican Plantation said...

Eerily, when I was in LAX a few weeks ago I was talking with one of the TSA guys while waiting for a supervisor to check me in. He told me it was kind of unnerving to be out front like they are with no weapons. I think I recall hom predicting this very type of event.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

"...the product of her own misunderstandings, abetted by a passel of uninformed and incurious news reporters."
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That covers pretty much everything that todays repiubliklowns believe.

Republicans:Helping Slaves Off The Democrat Plantation said...

HHN aka field negro strikes again.

Who has made the TSA out to be pedophiles and goons?

FN offers two year old opinion pieces has proof of vilification?

FN, please provide proof that this person watched Fox News.

Please provide research that shows watching Fox News causes people to commit crime.

Can't? Didn't think so.


Republicans:Helping Slaves Off The Democrat Plantation said...

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.


Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC News that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.”

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/29/21222195-obama-administration-knew-millions-could-not-keep-their-health-insurance#comments

Policy cancellations, higher premiums add to frustration over Obamacare

(CBS News) Nearly five weeks into the launch of HealthCare.gov, the management expert brought in to turn around the website says its issues are fixable. But it's going to take weeks, not days. That comes as some Americans are being surprised, not only that they are being booted off their current plans, but at how much they're being asked to pay for new ones.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57609534/obamacare-hundreds-of-thousands-of-existing-health-plans-being-terminated/


It's all rightwing lies!!!!!

Rebel Alliance said...

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes like Purple Cow see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. If you don't agree with these choices, you don't count. You are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem.

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, or even deciding whether or not to purchase healthcare coverage, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.

You, Field, are a Statist through and through. You want to use the power of the State to force me to live my life how you want me to live it. Your entire ideology is based on hypocrisy of the highest order.

The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand

Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours.

Republicans:Helping Slaves Off The Democrat Plantation said...

Obama-

"If You Like Your Insurance You Can Keep It. Period!"

"If You Like Your Doctor, You Will Be able To Keep Your Doctor, Period."

Obama didn't lie. Those evillll rightwing did!!!!

"Thankfully, there are a few real journalists left in America."

Michael Hiltzik??? The same guy that was involved in a hacking scandal? The same guy that used sockpuppets to reinforce his liberal viewpoints?

This is a real journalist to you field negro?

Republicans:Helping Slaves Off The Democrat Plantation said...

Obama Officials In 2010: 93 Million Americans Will Be Unable To Keep Their Health Plans Under Obamacare

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/10/31/obama-officials-in-2010-93-million-americans-will-be-unable-to-keep-their-health-plans-under-obamacare/

Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/31/senate-democrats-supported-rule-that-lead-to-insurance-cancellations/


Purple Cow gets it.

Why would anyone be against having their plans canceled, paying higher cost for less coverage and being forced to find new doctors?

These dimwitted tea partiers are fucking up their own future!!!!!


Purple Cow, the same folks you bitch about are promised historic windfall profits from the ACA.

"billionaires and mega-corporations want the status quo"

Of course, purple cows knows these people and what they want.

Liberals are funny like that. They know what everyone wants. They know what's best for everyone.

Grung_e_Gene said...

tbag is tbull, But, as a paid liar for right-wing nut jobs he couldn't acurately report how many mass shootings have occurred in the last week.

These are predominately done by crazed young white males who lean conservative by nature.

thracymachus said...

The business culture and the counterculture were at odds for some years, but with the appointment of Robert Rubin as Bill Clinton’s treasury secretary, they came together for mutual protection and benefit. Thus we have a country that is leftist, but not socialist, at least not for white people. Minorities don’t get money from the government for the sake of redistribution, as they would in a socialist society, but because they serve the system. All good soldiers get rations.

The best way to understand this is to understand that the civilization in which we live- Puritan progressive globalism, as I am calling it, call it what you will- takes for itself the protection and sponsorship of blacks as perhaps the most important source of its authority and credibility. While we can see that gays are becoming more important to the system, blacks hold a special position of power and privilege. This sponsorship gains it the support of blacks and progressive whites, and the fear and obedience of non-elite whites.

This sponsorship is so crucial to its credibility and authority- and thus its power- that it must be maintained under all circumstances, no matter how apparently ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Field, "See what PC said."

8:59 PM
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PC never ever knows what he is talking about. Of course, you will use anyone's comment to cover yourself.

Anonymous said...

Brother Field, below is a video of an interview by Bill O'Reilly with Reggie Jackson. They talked about 'everything', including racism and the lack of fathering in the black community.

I am in awe of Bill O'Reilly. He is so skillful and not afraid to speak the truth. We need more journalists like him. Thus far, there are none, except Don Lemon.

Why are we so short on newsmen who speak truth?

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/index.html#http://video.foxnews.com/v/2794254654001/reggie-jackson-enters-the-no-spin-zone/?playlist_id=86923

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Dear Cow most purple,

I understand your argument.

However, that makes you a Communist, Fascist, or Socilst all rolled into a big ball.

I am NOT RICH. I worked hard for every penny I made.

YOU move to Nigeria, and tell me how nice it is.

Why do all you Immigrants want to move to Western contries?

I do. And you do too.

field negro said...

Yawn at the Lt. and other useful idiots in the Koch Brothers game of destroying the working class here in Murica.

Fortunately, in a couple of years, the health scare industry will start catering to the people the are supposed to be serving and not their corporate benefactors.

America is way behind other "developed" countries when it comes to healthcare delivery.

Still no word from BLACKISCLUELESS about whether he agrees with his ideological soul mates about cutting back on food for families who need it.

Anon@10:14 PM, it's called Google; try using it.



Tom in Chicago said...

Field: I've been reading and enjoying your blog for some time now and never commented. While I agree that no on deserves to be shot for doing their job, I once witnessed the TSA abusing a young girl in her early teens and I don't use that term lightly.

She clearly had emotional issues and when I got there was already crying and making animal-like noises of distress. The TSA person was insisting that she take off her shoes and her mother was pleading with them to just let her hold her child while she did so. Instead, they continued to forcibly restrain the mother as the child became completely hysterical. The whole scene was unnecessary and the treatment a cliche of unfeeling and brutal bureaucracy.

The Purple Cow said...

Various quotes from various imbeciles.

"The reason we pay so much for our healthcare is that we have the best healthcare system in the world and that our healthcare financing system is distorted by government regulations and tax laws."

1. America's healthcare is not even on the same page as the best quality in the world. Americans pay more for health than any other country in the world and yet the health care they get is ranked 37th best by the World Health Organisation. 37th in overall performance and 72nd in overall level of health of it's patients.

2. The USA has the highest infant mortality rate of any developed nation in the western world. Of the 30 OECD nations only Poland, Turkey, Slovakia, Hungary and Mexico have higher mortality rates.

3. Of these same 30 OECD nations, the USA has just the 22nd best life expectancy.

4. The USA "leads all industrialized countries in the share of national health care expenditures devoted to insurance administration."

5. Medical bills are responsible for 60% of all U.S. bankruptcies.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/05/bankruptcy.medical.bills/

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"Of course, purple cows knows these people and what they want."

You don't have to know them to know what they are doing numb nuts - just follow the money.

Why are they spending millions of dollars on this disinformation campaign? Because they know that simpletons like you will be convinced that the status quo is good for you.

**
"Liberals are funny like that. They know what everyone wants. They know what's best for everyone."

I wouldn't know I'm not a liberal, I'm a Socialist.

**
"Dear Cow most purple,

I understand your argument.

However, that makes you a Communist, Fascist, or Socilst all rolled into a big ball.

I am NOT RICH. I worked hard for every penny I made.

YOU move to Nigeria, and tell me how nice it is.

Why do all you Immigrants want to move to Western contries?

I do. And you do too."


Ahhh Lt. Johnson, I can always rely on you for the dumbest post of all.

1. I AM the Socialist, YOU are the fascist.

2. I never once said (or inferred) that you are rich. How did you get into your tiny little brain that that is relevant to the debate?

3. I don't want to move to Nigeria, I'm happy here in the country of my birth. Seeing as you are such a fan of unbridled capitalism, why don't YOU move to Russia or China? Let me know how you get on.

4. Not being an immigrant, I wouldn't know. But being a Septic, you are almost certainly descended from immigrants, so why don't you tell us?

5. Oh and by the way Cletus, the word is C-O-U-N-T-R-I-E-S.

Republicans:Helping Slaves Off The Democrat Plantation said...

Fields is going out of his way to expose "rightwing lies" about Obamacare.

Will fields admit Obama/Democrats lied to America?

Bill Maher is honest.

Maher Battles Wasserman-Schultz Over Obamacare: Obama Clearly Lied, His ‘No New Taxes’ Moment

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/maher-battles-wasserman-schultz-over-obamacare-obama-clearly-lied-his-no-new-taxes-moment/

It's time for some honesty field negro. Step off the democrat plantation.


Republicans:Helping Slaves Off The Democrat Plantation said...

OOOOOO... Liberal vilification of the TSA....

http://www.democratichub.com/posts/4304/tsa.aspx

http://the-classic-liberal.com/tsa-backlash/

Blame the Liberal media!!!


More rightwing lies about Obamacare.

Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) assessment of President Obama’s “you can keep your plan” promise has…evolved.

Harkin, during the Obamacare debate: ”If you are a person out there who has your own health insurance policy right now and you like it , you can keep it.”

Harkin, today: “I suppose he could have added a caveat that if you have a plan you like, you can keep it, as long as it fits into this new regime that we are building for America. To say you can keep that, that’s not really right…there’s a lot of gray area there.”

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2013/11/01/tom-harkin-on-obamacare-then-vs-now/

Dr. America said...

field negro said...
America is way behind other "developed" countries when it comes to healthcare delivery.
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Name one country with a higher percentage of non-white people who is ahead of American in delivery of healthcare or in any other metric of a functioning society.

All of the ways we lag European societies are attributable to our black and increasingly brown population, who shoot each other, do drugs while pregnant, fail in school, and refuse to responsibly fund their own lives, including healthcare.

In response to this situation, our overlords have decided to take choices away from everyone, thus wrecking the system that functioned well for the responsible majority. We will now have a 'fair' system that delivers mediocre, rationed care to everyone, except of course our overlords who have exempted themselves from this travesty.

You keep saying to wait and see how wonderful this all turns out to be. Let's hear what you have to say in a year, when this hits the vast majority of people who have employer funded plans.

I take care of my family. I am being robbed of both money and healthcare access to take care of the families of those who refuse their responsibilities.

This injustice will not last. You have pushed too far.

Bill said...

PilotX:Helping Slaves off the Republican Plantation said...
I think I recall hom predicting this very type of event.


Kinda like that ambassador guy predicted needing help in benghazi.

I'm seeing a trend.

Anonymous said...

While researching the Family Research Institute (Focus Purpose's source for info about LGBT people), I found the following description of the organization:

"The Family Research Institute is a homophobic hate group that presents itself as a think tank and chaired by Paul Cameron, a former psychologist who has been kicked out of and censored by professional associations for his misrepresentations of scientific data to advance his homophobic views.

Information on who funds the institute is conspicuously absent from the organization's web site."

Me:
FP apparently spends a LOT of time on the Family Research Institute website living and breathing their toxic, homophobic fumes.

Apparently everything FP says about Kinsey she got from the Family Research Institute website. Check out the website for yourself.

BARBBF said...

I don't know how Democrats are still attempting to defend the indefensible. First there have been many verifiable reports that thousands have lost their present health insurance coverage, followed by offers to replace the present coverage with much higher deductibles and a doubling and some time tripling the monthly premium cost.

Published on The Weekly Standard (http://www.weeklystandard.com)

Millions of Americans Are Losing Their Health Plans Because of Obamacare

John McCormack
October 23, 2013 1:59 PM

While the Affordable Care Act was making its way through Congress in 2009 and 2010, President Obama famously promised the American people over and over again that if you like your health plan, you can keep it.

“Let me be exactly clear about what health care reform means to you,” Obama said at one rally in July 2009. “First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.”

But the president's promise is turning out to be false for millions of Americans who have had their health insurance policies canceled because they don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

According to health policy expert Bob Laszewski, roughly 16 million Americans will lose their current plans because of Obamacare:

The U.S. individual health insurance market currently totals about 19 million people. Because the Obama administration's regulations on grandfathering existing plans were so stringent about 85% of those, 16 million, are not grandfathered and must comply with Obamacare at their next renewal. The rules are very complex. For example, if you had an individual plan in March of 2010 when the law was passed and you only increased the deductible from $1,000 to $1,500 in the years since, your plan has lost its grandfather status and it will no longer be available to you when it would have renewed in 2014.

These 16 million people are now receiving letters from their carriers saying they are losing their current coverage and must re-enroll in order to avoid a break in coverage and comply with the new health law's benefit mandates––the vast majority by January 1. Most of these will be seeing some pretty big rate increases.

Kaiser Health News called up a few insurers around the country and found that hundreds of thousands of Americans have already received cancellation notices.

"[T]he cancellation notices, which began arriving in August, have shocked many consumers in light of President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their plans if they liked them," according to Kaiser Health News reporters Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby.

"Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual policies in the state. Kaiser Permanente in California has sent notices to 160,000 people – about half of its individual business in the state. Insurer Highmark in Pittsburgh is dropping about 20 percent of its individual market customers, while Independence Blue Cross, the major insurer in Philadelphia, is dropping about 45 percent," Kaiser reports. "Blue Shield of California sent roughly 119,000 cancellation notices out in mid-September, about 60 percent of its individual business. About two-thirds of those policyholders will see rate increases in their new policies, said spokesman Steve Shivinsky."

President Obama and top Democrats promised that costs would go down for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Some background information on the Family Research Institute that Focused Purpose (i.e., false prophet) LOVES so much:

"Background

In 1983 Paul Cameron started a group Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, "He began to disseminate anti-gay propaganda in pay-to-publish journals with legitimate-sounding names, such as Psychological Reports, a Montana-based vanity publication that bills itself as "The Scientific Manifestation of Free Speech" and that charges $27.50 a page." In 1987 he changed the name of his group to the current Family Research Institute.[2]

Tagged as hate group

In November 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) said that it will classify the Family Research Institute as a hate group. SPLC says that the relatively small Institute has a disproportionate influence because the propaganda about sexuality it packages as legitimate scientific research is picked up and amplified by politicians and news organizations seeking to counter the expanding gay rights movement.[3]"

Me:
FP is diabolical in her HATRED for LGBT people. The FACT that she gets her information about LGBT people from the Family Research Institute is PROOF of it!!!!

Desertflower said...

Oh my goodness! Is that what's her name? Isn't she at least 70ish years old by now?

Hmmmmm...plastic surgery and fillers ...maybe?....

She talks 'cos she's got money, she doesn't need an affordable health insurance!

Bill said...

field negro said...
America is way behind other "developed" countries when it comes to healthcare delivery.


That explains why when teddy kennedy needed cancer treatments he went to, oops, bad example. He stayed in America.

Well that explains why so many americans sneak across the border for better healthcare in Canada. Oops, another bad example.

Should america start letting sick newborns die without medical attention order to keep our infant mortality rate in relation to other developed countries?

Hey FN, if the koch brothers are so evil, you're a lawyer, instead of whining on a blog do something.
Or do nothing. Your choice.

Bill said...

“Unfortunately al-Qaeda has still been active and has grown more active recently,” Obama said

http://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Obama-says-al-Qaeda-now-more-active-in-Iraq-4948214.php

Flashback...

“Al-Qaeda has been decimated.”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQjztrnJzCM#t=17

Like PilotX would say, Obama has evolved.

You can keep your health insurance.
Raising the debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.
Shovel ready jobs.
Al-Qaeda has been decimated.

field negro said...

Bill, you sure care about that dude in Benghazi. Did u cry as much for the thousands and thousands who died in Iraq thanks to a war that we were deceived into fighting?

Let me answer for you: No, you didn't.

Tom in Chicago, thanks for reading all these years. It's truly appreciated.

PC, did u say 37th in the world? Wow! And hear I thought that we had this great health care system. Is that why our seniors go to places like Canada and Mexico to buy drugs? This is so sad. Hopefully after a year or two into Obamacare these horror stories will be a thing of the past.

field negro said...

Desert, I think she is mad because Obamacare doesn't cover cosmetic surgery. :)

Bill said...

field negro said...
Bill, you sure care about that dude in Benghazi. Did u cry as much for the thousands and thousands who died in Iraq thanks to a war that we were deceived into fighting?
Let me answer for you: No, you didn't.


Good thing you have a day job because your mind reading skills suck.

Let's twist your question...

Why do you only care about dead people under bush? If bush was the current occupant of the white house I would understand your obsession.

Sorry you've been forced to moderate.

Bill said...

2. The USA has the highest infant mortality rate of any developed nation in the western world.

The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized countries. Switzerland has the highest share of infant mortality cases whose deaths are within the first day: 71 percent.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/09/moth-m09.html

Canada and it’s great health system is #2?
Some people say it’s because the more advanced a country the harder they work to save a newborn life.

If this world ranking and cost means something…

In reading literacy, 15-year-old American students were average performers. The U.S. effectively showed no improvement in reading since 2000. Overall, the OECD’s rankings have U.S. students in 14th place in reading literacy among OECD nations.
• In mathematics, U.S. 15-year-olds are below-average performers among OECD nations—ranked 25th. After a dip in our 2006 math scores, U.S. students returned to the same level of performance in 2009 as six years earlier, in 2003. U.S. students outperformed their peers in math in only five OECD countries.

How much money the U.S. spends on education isn’t the problem. We spend more per student than any nation in the PISA study except Luxembourg.

http://www.ed.gov/blog/2010/12/international-education-rankings-suggest-reform-can-lift-u-s/

Why are there only 8 of the OCED countries that have lower graduation rates?
http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/tables/B_3_02.asp
the U.S. spent a total of $15,171 on every student – more than any of the other 34 nations covered in the report.

The United States ranked 31st in math and 23rd in science among 15-year-old students on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

http://www.studentsfirst.org/blog/entry/u.s.-education-spending-tops-other-countries

Isn’t it time to blow up the American educational system?

Anonymous said...

My dear brother Field, why are you being attacked and accused of blatant lies? Why are you the lightening rod for lies?

FYI, I believe you for two reasons:

1. You are a brother. For that reason alone all FN Negroes should STFU 'if' you should lie. I mean, this is one of the reasons we as a race can't stick together. Some peeps like BIB and Bill(half-brother) are concerned about the truth. These two make mountains out of a mole hill when it comes to the truth....they ought to let the truth go and STFU. Unlike them, YOU, my brother, continue to hang with the O man, 'right or wrong'. Now that's what I call staying together no matter what.

BIB and Bill need to take some lessons from you.

2. You are a good decent hones lawyer. You are an excellent criminal lawyer who is 'totally' honest. I know, because brother LeRoy told me when I visited him in prison. He said you got his sentence cut in half from 200 years in prison to 110 years in the slammer. I have never seen LeRoy cry before but he was crying when he was talking about what you did for him.

So, brother Field, don't let some of these Black Negroes(BIB) and White Negroes(Bill) get the best of you. Know that PC stands behind you and so does Desert. Yep, you have plenty of support on FN. Go get 'em, Field.

Anonymous said...

Unlike stretch pants that some folks should never wear in public(that would be me.....by the way), health care should be a "right" in this country, not a "privilege".

PilotX:Helping Slaves off the Republican Plantation said...

Hey Field, don't forget about the Marines killed in Lebanon when Raygun was prez. How about the embassy attacks during W's term? Funny, your poster says the left has congitive dissonance. Ha!

field negro said...

Bill, it sucks to moderate, but believe me, it's not because of you. I never agree with u, but u always
bring your comments in a well reasoned and respectful way.

Anonymous said...

Hey, what about me? don't I always comment respectfully? u never give me credit.

Dead Ambassador said...

PilotX:congitive dissonance said...
Hey Field, don't forget about the Marines killed in Lebanon when Raygun was prez. How about the embassy attacks during W's term
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Maybe because Reagan and Bush didn't lie about what happened, dismiss the deaths as meaningless, and prevent witnesses from testifying.

Your boy is a cold-hearted thug.

Bill said...

PilotX:Helping Slaves off the Republican Plantation said...
Hey Field, don't forget about the Marines killed in Lebanon when Raygun was prez. How about the embassy attacks during W's term?



What difference at this point does it make?

PilotX:Helping Slaves off the Republican Plantation said...

Nah, Raygun just lied about a bunch of other shit. Iran/Contra anyone?

Bill said...

field negro said...

Bill, it sucks to moderate, but believe me, it's not because of you. I never agree with u, but u always
bring your comments in a well reasoned and respectful way.


I never thought it was about me. I keep my use of the word "Bitches" to 4 a post no matter how many are needed.

Reasoned & respectful??

Can't I even get a snarky?
At least a mocking?