OpinionThank you for letting me keep my private healthcare provider. It is not decision what provider I use, stay out of my life! It is MY decision. http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2009/08/profiles_in_cou_30.html#comments
      – DigitalBoss, 2009-08-24 at 14:59:02   (19 comments)

On 2009-08-24 at 15:00:36, DigitalBoss wrote...
It is not your decision which provider I use, stay out of my life. It is my decision. I really liked the "stay away from my kids" remark. Government education is government indoctrination.
On 2009-08-24 at 16:35:28, Thelevellers wrote...
I'm noit sure of your point? Partly cause that page wont load for me, but also because as far as I was aware Obama's health plan was always going to leave you that option?
On 2009-08-24 at 17:26:31, DigitalBoss wrote...
"We are going to LET YOU keep your current private plan". The premise of the statement is that the government is going to let me do something. I am a free citizen of a free Republic. I am supposed to have control over my life, to the good, or to the bad. The inference of that is that the government can't tell me anything, I am the one that decides my life. I am the one that makes those decisions. The government telling me that they are going to "LET ME" makes me want to vomit. That is like them saying we are going to let you breathe. Thanks a lot.
On 2009-08-24 at 17:28:29, DigitalBoss wrote...
The US government told me today that I can take a crap if I want. Next thing you know they will be telling you when to get up and when to get down. Fuck a bunch of government.
On 2009-08-24 at 17:44:19, Thelevellers wrote...
AH! I see what you mean now... Fair point... :)
On 2009-08-24 at 18:36:51, BorgClown wrote...
Agreed, that was a bad way of communicating a good intention.
On 2009-08-24 at 20:05:25, DigitalBoss wrote...
They need to just STAY OUT of my life. Go hide in a corner. The way I see it, we had enough laws years ago. Why do we need a Congress? Don't we have enough laws already? Fuck a bunch of government.
On 2009-08-26 at 07:50:09, Thelevellers wrote...
I just found this, I think it sums the healthcare debate surrounding the NHS up very nicely... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx02NKfmnWI
On 2009-08-26 at 12:54:44, DigitalBoss wrote...
Yeah, if you want to wait. If he needed anything more than a prescription he would have been fucked.
On 2009-08-26 at 12:58:25, DigitalBoss wrote...
I think this explains it better: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1208970/Man-collapses-ruptured-appendix--weeks-NHS-doctors-took-out.html
On 2009-08-26 at 13:30:18, DigitalBoss wrote...
For every good example you come up with, I can show you a bad one. That is why it comes down to principle. I think it is wrong for the government to take over the US health care system. Everything the government touches, it screws up. Just one more reason to raise taxes.
On 2009-08-26 at 17:30:00, Thelevellers wrote...
Heh, the daily mail, erm, yeah - I think the term 'rag' is well used for them, the term 'newspaper' just doesn't cover it... :P I think one of the comments I just glanced at puts it rather nicely there: 'we know no doctors in America EVER get sued for malpratice of course'... I keep finding it funny how HUGE an over-reaction people are making, every time I hear Obama's plan for hea;thcare 'reform' in the states I feel myself thinking 'wait, what? is that ALL? Nothing more?!' - You are getting something not even close to resembling fhe NHS, so why worry? I can see the government interference thing a little, but all they are doing is COMPETING with the current healthcare providers really, it's nothing like this huge scary communist NHS image you and those on your side seem to try and portray it as. US politics makes me wanna crawl under a rock... I thought th UK was bad enough :S
On 2009-08-26 at 19:16:35, DigitalBoss wrote...
Your link was to a cartoon! And you are calling mine a rag? The US was founded on personal freedom. We want to be free. With the freedom to succeed comes the freedom to fail. It is all about freedom. I do not want ANYTHING from the government. If they want to build some roads, or some bridges, and some military, fine... but stay the hell OUT of my life. I want them out of my pay check, I want them out of life. Leave me alone. We want the government to stay small, like the US Constitution intends. We know better now, the politicians are not concerned with anyone's health, they are concerned with increasing the size of government and increasing their power. That is all they are concerned about. Maybe we are over-reacting, but we feel as though our representatives are not listening to us.
On 2009-08-26 at 20:07:56, DigitalBoss wrote...
How about this one. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1209034/The-babies-born-hospital-corridors-Bed-shortage-forces-4-000-mothers-birth-lifts-offices-hospital-toilets.html
On 2009-08-27 at 19:30:44, Thelevellers wrote...
I think the point of the cartoon is that 99% of the time the NHS is awesome, all the daily mail is doing is that same as I'm sure happens in the US and all over the world - picking up on a one off case of human error. Yes there seem to be a lot of stories that are 'one off' but the are a huge number of people treated by the NHS - the vast majority of whom have little to complain about except the food. Just take a look at the huge amount of support that the vast majority of brits are trying to give to the NHS now that certain US campaignsd are trying to use it as a picture of healthcare hell.
On 2009-08-27 at 19:31:23, Thelevellers wrote...
The second link is, admittdly, a prime example of how shite our current gov'ment is...
On 2009-08-27 at 19:45:14, DigitalBoss wrote...
As far as I am concerned, when the government is involved in my healthcare, it would be hell. I can do for myself, thank you.
On 2009-08-27 at 19:47:32, DigitalBoss wrote...
I tell you what, you keep your NHS shite, and let me stay free of it.
On 2009-08-28 at 09:06:17, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@Thelevellers: Agreed, the NHS is awesome.