iOS app Android app
Clicking Follow Back will add user to your friends list and may allow access to your Social News timeline..

HuffPost Social News

Badges:
Your Badges and the Badge Module will be removed from your profile

sursum korda's Comments

View Comments:   Sort:
next
1 - 25
Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:22:15 in Politics

“Kingston is also a university town whose populations swells way beyond the norm a various times of the year and does burden the town's healthcare system accordingly. Fri and St. nights can really jam up emerg. around pub closing time The joint replacement figures include the efforts to loose weight and/or pre-ops therapy to make sure the patient is a good candidate for the procedure and can cope more readily with the strenous recovery regimen.and.....there are no co-pays. The system isn't perfect but it does suit the needs of getting care to all regardless of your station life, for my coverage is the same as the Premier of the Province or the Prime Minster of the countryhttp://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/tory-senator-goes-to-bat-for-health-care/article4355958/#”
Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 09:24:02 in Politics

“Mitch got up in the Senate a while go and "listed" the terrible conditions for those expecting healthcare in a small Ontario city unaware it was the hometown of a Canadian CONSERVATIVE Senator. His northern confrere fired off a note pointing out realty and noted that in Ontario, stones are sonic smashed not a surgical procedure all his constituents had healthcare and lived on average 3 yrs longer than his southern cohort. Mitch never replied. The Governor made a visit a little while ago, a "sales call" in that Ontario is Kentucky's' 3rd largest customer, buying a lot of automotive, horsey and boozy stuff. He also took a long, inquisitive look at how Ontario handles her healthcare.”

Ithinkergo on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:32:45

“You must be a Canadian? Good for you. And thanks for the perspective.”
Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 19:03:11 in Politics

“I'm a a bit leery when $ or % funding comparisons are made for all figures get converted to US$ and the rise and fall against the greenback can very much change the actual out of pocket expense of each country as expressed in US$. A few years ago the Cdn $ =65 cents US vs .94 cents or par to-day, so this will have a huge difference in reading costs expressed as US$ even though the $ spend in Canada has not changed, it's reportage % and relativity will. Other than a National VAT of 5%, of which about half goes to healthcare and the rest to-wards the safety net, these are the premiums, with NO co-pays for Ontario. Each province has it's own methodology for there is no Federal Dept.of Health, Education or Welfare, they are all Provincial rights and they're darn ornery about protecting those rights..http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/tax/healthpremium/rates.html
Buying Guns Has Become A New Post-Thanksgiving Tradition In America

Buying Guns Has Become A New Post-Thanksgiving Tradition In America

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 10:01:29 in Business

“Were does the "well regulated militia" part get lost? Seems to me from outside those who never actually took up arms to defend the US are the ones behind the gun fetish and twisted abortion of the 2nd Amendment. But then the auctioning of elected office was OK'd too, wasn't it?”

pgaert on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:45:15

“For the first 150 years following the ratification of the Bill of Rights, it was crystal clear that the Second explicitly guaranteed every individual the rights to keep and bear arms, and that the preamble provided a single non-exclusive rationale for these rights.

In 1943, the case Tot v. United States marked the VERY FIRST TIME the theory that the rights in the Second only accrued to members of a formal militia appeared before the Supreme Court, the only court int he land that could change the longstanding interpretation of clear Constitutional language.

It is completely ridiculous to claim that during the late 17th and early 18th century, the very people who wrote and ratified the Second did not understand it's meaning, nor the next hundred plus years of people who followed them, and only in 1943 did a wily lawyer discern the ACTUAL original intent of this right.”

ilovemyrights on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:26:56

“The militia part is an example of what one can do with a right to keep and bear arms, it is NOT the cause of the right. Old news and repudiated for a century or more.”

Wilely Fox on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:07:10

“The "well regulated militia" does not get lost. To insure the continuance of the well regulated a militia it is necessary that a large percentage of the civilian populace not only have arms, but be familiar with their use. In that way a well regulated militia can always be organized out of the general population whenever the need arose.

[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it.
---Richard Henry Lee, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

The fact is, no other formulation of the right provides any substantive protection for the well regulated militia..”
Buying Guns Has Become A New Post-Thanksgiving Tradition In America

Buying Guns Has Become A New Post-Thanksgiving Tradition In America

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 18:30:44 in Business

“To the rest of the world, this item reduces America to how she is seen. MADNESS”
Top 10 Cities For Young People

Top 10 Cities For Young People

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 15:50:13 in World

“Dunno know if they mean Toronto proper or the Greater Toronto Area (G TA) but it was also listed a #3 in the world as a place to live. Canada had 3 of the top 5 places to live and between Australia and Canada they held 8 of the top 10. Toronto is less than 40% European stock which has created a marvelous mix of cultures and one of the reason they come to Ontario is the education system inhttp://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-school-system-ranks-among-best-in-world-report-says/article567927/ both English and French”
Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 14:19:16 in Politics

“The Bush White House "leaked" to the Boston Globe that swarthy men had been seen getting off a ferry from Nova Scotia and headed for Logan, the broad hint being Canada was the source of the terrorists. About 1/2 of all Americans still believe this and to this day most Americans have no idea what Canada actually did on that terrible day, for it was kept from the US media. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Yellow_Ribbon
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 22:20:18 in Business

“Steyn Is NUTCASE. Oh dear you've gone awry again, your blather deserves no comment. But I will go back to the French Canadian thing. Perhaps your history lessons do not mention that twice the US tried to take Quebec, long before there even was a Canada, with much superior forces ( in numbers anyway but apparrenty not quality ), and got thumped, in 1776ish and again in 1812ish when the US ran away and never came back. I, like many others,  like a Constitutional Monarchy within a Parliamentary Democracy as does all the Scandinavian countries, Holland, Spain, Japan, New Zealand, Australia,etc. etc., plus the 2.5 billion people in British Commonwealth who seem to like the stability  the Crown offers. And about who goes where for healthcare, you've got that wrong too http://independentbloggersalliance.blogspot.ca/2009/11/americans-filching-canadas-health.html .....and another US report discussing things Canada articlehttp://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/06/27/the-worlds-most-reputable-countries-2013/ ”

bullthull on Nov 27, 2013 at 07:03:24

“That is cute, living in the past are we? from the 1920's our existence kept you safe
I live in Metro Detroit , Canadians come here regularly for elective care and cancer treatment, guess if I ran a blog you could cut and paste that. So if somebody is a "nutcase" your human rights police can ban them from sending private emails on a particular subject? Nice.”
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 09:23:16 in Business

“Actually there are more French speaking people as a% of the population in the forces than English and most  officer must are bilingual to accommodate that fact, sort of the concept of over representation by southerners in the US forces.  HM is Queen of 14 countries and Head of the British Commonwealth comprising 52 countries with 2.5 billion people. The English have never had an English dynasty from the first time the country could be called such (Angleland), they have been Scandinavian, French, Welsh, Scots, then that religious bloodbath called Cromwell and his republic, solved by a Dutch and then 2 German dynasties. What's a poor girl to do but continue to save us from republics that are bought and sold with unlimited $$ by the wealthy in the dishonest attempt to replicate democrtic voting criteria? I do hope I haven't diminished your rather happy blind ignorance. Having said that I shall not tell my granddaughter should you approach the door of information once more.”

bullthull on Nov 26, 2013 at 20:14:37

“And none of that changes the fact that you are less diverse than the US, you would be part of Russia if we were not to your South, you have a strange Royalty worship issue, your citizens willingly come here for health care and your government can restrict your personal activity if you offend somebody ( Mark Steyn ? ) Maybe your granddaughter can explain this all to you”
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 08:54:22 in Business

“Good grief. My  granddaughter has told me  not to play with people who make no sense for they are either not well read or less than "adequate" and to try and impart reality to those people is a venial sin. It just makes them feel more inadequate and  just say more silly things. I shall sin no more.”

bullthull on Nov 26, 2013 at 07:56:22

“I guess you are French Canadian- you ran away”
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 17:42:00 in Business

“I thought a fair ROI is to be expected from any private enterprise and under single payer all care, test. labs, drugs are supplied only by private enterprise. To say that saving them an expense that otherwise is passed onto the consumer seems right to me. Given that most of the drug and insurance companies are of Euro origin, I'm at a loss to understand the subsidy comment. for surely these drug companies sell to a much greater worldwide  population than the US. R&D is done worldwide, drug companies get tax breaks from countries for letting various nations' universities do the research and the benefit is to all, save the US who do things differently when it comes to healthcare generally.”
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 11:48:21 in Business

“The difference is drugs costs has nothing to do with single payer, drugs are not covered, However pharma is not allowed to advertise and the costs for so doing, as Stateside, are not part of the equation in discussing a ROI for them hence the lower consumer costs. I think the US is the only place that does allow direct marketing to the clients.”

jlm11579 on Nov 23, 2013 at 15:02:41

“The problems I listed are just a few and independent of each other. I have no idea why you are bringing ROI (return on investment) into the cvonversation. Prescription drugs are so expensive in the US because they are not subject to the price controls at play in other major democracies. Drug companies make up for what they don't make in profit in the UK, Germany, Japan, etc, by increasing US prices even further. That's why it is fair to say we subsidize drug costs for the rest of the world.”
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 11:42:50 in Business

http://independentbloggersalliance.blogspot.ca/2009/11/americans-filching-canadas-health.html A lot, until we changed the healthcare card to include photo ID. And this is just one province who never thought forgery or theft would happen for a thing was that was free. We never figured on the US and her huge, suffering citizens' needs who would exploit the system.”
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 11:28:05 in Business

“Canada takes in 1%of her population annually and 20% of people who live there were born somewhere else. Toronto is 60% non-European stock, perhaps the following will help s to the result of the immigration policyhttp://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/07/18/the-most-and-least-culturally-diverse-countries-in-the-world/ As to her sister country, if you knew anything about the lads of the "Lucky Land" or the" "Land of OZ" you could understand why they don't mind my moniker of "Ozzies". I still suggest economies of scale achieved through population does give an ease of access vs sparse populations, living in harsh climates.  I say sister country because we both acknowledge Queen Elizabeth 11 as our head.....so there! ”

bullthull on Nov 24, 2013 at 00:26:42

“The fact that you acknowledge a German as your head of state and the notion of royalty is all I need to know ,Canada does not produce enough babies so they turned to immigration , those social programs only work with a steadily increasing population , its math. Funny how you all come to Metro Detroit for health care if you can afford it.
I have many Canadian friends, great people but you just love to snipe at us because you are the little brother, you exist in freedom because you happen to end up north of us. We have the NSA bugging us all but your human rights commissions scare me more.”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 19:00:17 in Politics

“yer just not at all well.......”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 18:51:30 in Politics

“We are? It is? why didn't somebody tell me!http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1446420/ and this is another US study from the other end of the UShttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9240106 tubo, I must ask,are you well?”
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 18:37:30 in Business

“Actually it is quite diverse and overcomes the matter of having only 3 persons pr sq km in delivering care over vast areas and forbidding terrain whereas the US has huge economies of scale that surely provides a boost up in delivery of care.The Ozzies have the same problem as Canada but check out how very well both deliver care, education standards of living plus a safety net nonetheless.”

bullthull on Nov 22, 2013 at 19:11:27

“No Canada is not that diverse and vacant terrain means nothings , unless you love stupid errata data. The Ozzzies? You mean Aussies ? yeah go get a clue on where they are going , politically , immigration etc.”
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 18:29:41 in Business

“I wonder if all figures are converted into US Funds from he local currency. Currencies rise and fall against each other but mostly against the US greenback as in if the chart was published a few yrs. ago it would show much less for heath costs in Canada whose $ =.65 US then vs. par to-day. Sometimes I wonder about generalities. I accept the premise of the OECD chart, but question the specifics.”
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 14:49:40 in Politics

“Except the rest of the advanced world. Gawd!”
New Analysis Reveals Extent Of Obamacare 'Rate Shock'

New Analysis Reveals Extent Of Obamacare 'Rate Shock'

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 18:24:39 in Business

“Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, tend the sick and bury the dead. Without all these there is no society, just persuite of that which makes us climb all over each other.”
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows

U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 15:42:00 in Healthy Living

“There is a difference between prolonging life and prolonging death.”

RdOrLeone on Nov 21, 2013 at 17:34:46

“There is a great deal of money in prolonging death...”

boyd5b on Nov 21, 2013 at 16:06:01

“Best statement of the day.”
The French Take Way More Vacation Than You, Still Feel 'Deprived'

The French Take Way More Vacation Than You, Still Feel 'Deprived'

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 11:48:42 in Business

“The vacation thing for Canada does not reflect that although the number shown is mandatory, most companies offer more more after a certain period of employment tenure. and......1 yr paid maternity leave arising from the standard unemployment benefits topped up by the employer.”
Ask A Canadian: How Did This Whole Rob Ford Thing Happen To Toronto, Anyway?

Ask A Canadian: How Did This Whole Rob Ford Thing Happen To Toronto, Anyway?

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 19:15:12 in Politics

“Tarranah (we never pronounce the 2nd "T") has been describe by Peter Ustinov as like New York, but run by the Swiss. Bland, rich, diversified (60% non-white) safe, smug and........sorely in need of attention. The Blue Jays are a bust, the Leafs keep falling and nobody is quite sure what the Raptors actually do for a living. In years to come this time will be knows as the golden times when we actually made the American media. And we will sigh for the good old days. Let us enjoy, heap the scorn, for we love it and we need it.”

Douglas Sinclair on Nov 15, 2013 at 19:19:49

“Thank god I moved to Ottawa.”
next
1 - 25