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Torn between what is important. Sep 25

I’ve been rather conflicted the last few days.  The US has gone crazy in my mind with it’s who healthcare thing.  There are some really stupid people trying to make a name for themselves in that area and I have so many issues with that.

Now thou I am watching a program on whale meat in Japan and find myself so wondering where do i spend my time here.

I really want the top first world country to find a health system that actually works really well for all the other first world countries (not that is perfect – another discussion). But it seems to me the people of American are dead set on the capitalism idea so much that they forget that what they fight against is actually something that will make each and every one of there lives better.

Every other first world country has a full health care system for its population.  With some small issues these systems work well for all the citizens of the nation.

To my own thoughts America seems dead set of capitalism at all costs with no regard for the people of the country. I’m am now at the point if the americans don’t pass into law a semi proper health care system, the they should at least shut up about those whose don’t have health care.  You bed, you lie in it

 

My other torn now is whaling.  I totally disagree with it.  Maybe as I have had the opportunity to spend time with there animals’  Spend just a few seconds looking into a dolphins eyes as I have done on the bow of our boat and it all changes.

 

How do i bring there two disparate threads of conversation together.  Simple find the real truth between what is said and done, the work out what is right.  If you feel as a conservative in the USA that its your right free speech and bear arms, i will agree.  But can is ask that if you use free speech you be responsible for an lies you knowingly tell.  If you bear arms, what are you proving, you can shoot people who disagree with you?

 

the dolphins well, they don’t really are about us and what we do to destroy ourselves.

 

i’m done!

The right of free speech Sep 04

Many of us grow up in coutries which have free speech.  American hold it as the first amendment right. Yet Sarah Palin feels that the right of free speach does not apply to her facebook site.

hmmm..

Back to much more fun stuff – Dog vs Cat Sep 03

Excerpts  from a Dog’s Diary……  

8:00 am – Dog food!  My favorite thing!
9:30 am – A car ride!  My favorite thing!!
9:40 am – A walk in the park!  My favorite thing!
10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted!  My favorite thing!
12:00 pm – Lunch!  My favorite thing!
1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm – Wagged my tail!  My favorite thing!
5:00 pm – Milk bones!  My favorite thing!
6:00 pm – Oooh,   Bath      Bummer.
7:00 pm – Got to play ball!  My favorite thing!
8:00 pm – Wow!  Watched TV with the people!  My favorite thing!
11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed!  My favorite thing!

Excerpts from a Cat’s Daily  Diary . .. 

Day  983 of my captivity.
My  captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling  objects.

They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.  Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I, nevertheless, must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet.  I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable  of.  However, they merely made condescending comments about what a ‘good little hunter’ I am.  B*st*rds.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight.  I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event.  However, I could hear the noises and smell the food.  I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of ‘allergies.’  I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet  as he was walking.  I must try this again tomorrow — but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.  The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released – and seems to be more than willing to return.  He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant.    I observe him communicating with the guards regularly.  I am certain that  he reports my  every move.  My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now…………….

Sarah Palin Facebook – I got blocked Sep 01

Tonight I posted a non confrontational and very polite comment to Sarah Palins facebook site.  What did i get for my efforts well. Firstly you won’t find the comment it has been removed, and I’m now banned from commenting on her facebook site.  Could I argue that a breach of free speech?

 As a non American i have no recourse on that, but isn’t it interesting, that someone who advocates American rights is practicing censorship on her own site.  

To American’s against Healthcare Sep 01

To all of you who may read this.  Let me give you a couple of facts upfront so you will understand where I am coming from.

I am not an American Citizen. I’m a New Zealander.  I come from one of those first world counties that has ‘socialized’ healthcare.  Are we a socialist country no.

Nor are the other two first world countries that have state run health care.  That would be the United Kingdom and Japan.  Both part of the G8 and highly advanced first world countries.  In all three countries I’ve had to use the healthcare system that is provided and have no complaints what so ever. 

For the sake of honesty I was treated for Cancer in Japan and are still under there care.  And other than a small contribution to my care which was high paid back given the extra cost cancer incurs they have given me the best and rapid medal care.

When you as the average hard working American look at this heath care debate can I ask you to do something please.  Think about what is the motivation behind the people telling you to oppose healthcare reform.

You may be a full red state republican, and I can well respect that.  Everyone is allowed to think and vote as they want.  That is one of the foundations of democracy world wide.  We also have the well earned right of free speech. 

However please don’t allow our wonderful right of free speech to say that everything everyone says is true.

With a little bit of research and listening to both sides of the story it should become apparent that those who are opposing healthcare are also the same people getting money from them. 

No one is asking anyone who is true Republican to become a Democrat on this issue.  What I would like to suggest thou is that if you are interested in healthcare you find out all the facts, then decide what you want.

As someone who was born in the free world and lives in the free world I personally see this reform as something you desperately need.  America is the only free world country that does not offer its citizens the basic right to health care that the rest of us know we are entitled to.

Maybe you can look at it the way we do.  Healthcare is a basic right we are entitled to as citizens of our free democratic counties.  Why not add it to your constitutional rights!  That would be a great addition and model to other countries.

Also if you don’t reform your healthcare are the insurance companies keep making billions of dollars off you, who is to blame?   There is only one person to blame for that, and its not Obama, its you as an individual for not investigating your real options.

And my last comment.  The death panels that Sarah, Betsy and co have invented to scare you with.  Well think about this.  They are suggesting a government run death panel, which is complete lies.  What they are not saying, is what happens when an insurance company says they are not going to cover you for medical bills.

America already has death panels.  They are called the board of directors for every medial insurance company in America.  They currently decide who gets healthcare and those who don’t.

Hopefully its not a complex choice after that fact.

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