Two powerful videos from survivors of nationalized health care in Canada, via Gateway Pundit:
This is the reality of nationalized "free" health care: You're in exruciating pain to the point where you sleep on a chair for three years? Too bad. Stay in line and don't make waves or you'll wait another three years. You've got a brain tumor? Hey, we'll get to you when we get to you. Eight months from now, maybe.
Or if you want essential care within a reasonable time frame, you can pay tens of thousands of dollars out of your own pocket for surgery in the U.S., but that sort of defeats the purpose of "free" health care, doesn't it?
And when the U.S. nationalizes its health care system too, then where will patients go for care they desperately need?
I am so sick of the Left being allowed to make the rules. Imagine the absurdity of a competition in which one side is allowed to set the rules against their opponent. The Left tells us what is racist. The Left tells us what we can and cannot say. The Left published a cartoon depicting former black Secretary of State Condolezza Rice as an Aunt Jemima; another depicted Rice as a huge lip parrot for her Massa Bush. Neither were considered racist by their creators or publishers, or even widely condemned on the Left.
In opposition to black Republican Michael Steele's campaign to run for U.S. Senate, a liberal blogger published a doctored photo of Steele in black face and big red lips made to look like a minstrel. The caption read, "Simple Sambo wants to move to the big house". Not one Democrat denounced these racist portrayals of black conservatives.
And yet, a sign seen at a tea party depicting Obama as a witch doctor is considered by the Left to be beyond the pale and obviously racist. Why is the Left, given their track record of bias, granted final authority to determine the intent of the sign? Why do we conservatives so quickly and easily allow ourselves to be put on the defensive?
The rules set by the Left are extremely clear. Racist images of black conservatives and negative images of Bush are fair game. Even a play about murdering President Bush was called "harmless art". Meanwhile, all unflattering images of Obama are racist, and constitute dangerous, potentially violent hate speech.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd called Congressman Joe Wilson a racist for saying, "You lie" to president Obama. Using her psychic powers, Dowd said Wilson was really saying in his mind, "You lie, BOY!" And yet, liberal commentator Julianne Malveaux, saying she hopes black conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife "feeds him a lot of fatty foods so he will die early from heart disease like many black men", was not considered racist. I am a black conservative singer, songwriter, entertainer and columnist. Liberals have posted comments all over YouTube and C-SPAN freely using and calling me the "N" word. Because they are libs and I am an uppity, off the liberal plantation, run-away black, all tactics to restore me to my owners are acceptable.
Tehran's new uranium enrichment plant will be operational soon, and "will blind the eyes of the enemies," Iran's semi-official news agency Fars reported Saturday, quoting a senior Iranian official.
Iranian soldiers are shown in the uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, 300 kms south of Tehran, in 2006.
Tehran on Friday acknowledged the existence of a second uranium enrichment facility near the Shia Muslim holy city of Qom.
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"God willing, this plant will be put into operation soon, and will blind the eyes of the enemies," the senior official, Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, said in a written statement from Fars.
Golpayegani heads the office of the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.