I live in Japan. I had a near-fatal heart attack in Japan. My dog let me know it was a heart attack but that's another story. The base hospital where I live couldn't handle that so I was sent to a "socialist medicine" hospital near the base.
The medical care was extraordinary, easily as good as what I get in the states. From a complete blockage on the right and approaching death, I went to snowboarding a few months later.
For me, it's fascinating. People say you can't ride Flow bindings in deep powder. I live in Japan and ride deeper powder than most folks will ever see. Say you don't like Flows because "x" - that's cool but don't make stuff up.
Now, I hear from Faux News addicts that government medicine doesn't work. H'mmm....I've seen it work and save my life. Talk about the legitimate problems - great.
When Iraq first started, lots of lies were told by the Shrub Administration. About a year after it started, I went for a summer vacation in a tiny Texas beach town and stayed in a mom & pop motel where I've always stayed there. When she found out I was now working for the military, the proprietor-ess remarked how wonderful it was that women in Iraq didn't wear burkhas any longer.
I asked her where she learned about that. She, of course, said Faux News. I pointed out first that all of my neighbors had been to Iraq. Then, I explained that before we invaded, almost no women in Iraq wore burkhas but now they did.
She was stunned. Here I was, a known patriot (I am a patriot), telling her the truth. I don't know how she reconciled all that - probably thought I was turning subversive.
America should be a land of differences where people come together on areas of common interest. Now, where it's Limbaugh, Rove, or whomever, it's a land where opposition is attacked on a personal level and lies are the franca linqua of the day.
To me, that's treasonous. As much as I disliked Shrub, I didn't attack his personality. Of course, it was really easy to attack him on the issues.
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