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Facts Are Stubborn Things [flag@whitehouse.gov]
WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips

Posted on 08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT by Cindy

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips

Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things."

Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.

In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to "eliminate" private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

For the record, the President has consistently said that if you like your insurance plan, your doctor, or both, you will be able to keep them. He has even proposed eight consumer protections relating specifically to the health insurance industry.

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

Here are the complete videos that Linda refers to. First from the AARP:

And then from the President's news conference:


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1 posted on 08/04/2009 3:45:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I reported my blog to the email address just to waste their time.


2 posted on 08/04/2009 3:46:39 PM PDT by Munson
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:

stepping back in time...Video: "Obama on Single Payer Health Insurance" (Added June 29, 2008) (Watch Here.)

ONE NEWS NOW.com: "SCIENCE CZAR's THINKING 'SEVERELY DEFECTIVE'" by Charlie Butts (August 3, 2009) (Read More...)

VIDEO: "SHOCK UNCOVERED: Obama IN HIS OWN WORDS saying His Health Care Plan will ELIMINATE private insurance" (August 2, 2009) (Watch Here.)

NEWS BUSTERS.org - blog: "OBAMA IN 2007 SAID HE WANTED TO ELIMINATE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE" by Noel Sheppard (August 2, 2009, 19:48 ET) (Read More...)

FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS - Exclusive: "SENIORS -- BEWARE THE AARP's SUPPORT OF OBAMACARE" by Natalie Sirkin (July 31, 2009) (Read More...)

THE NEW AMERICAN.com: "MY EXPERIENCES WITH NATIONAL HEALTHCARE" by Linda Schrock Taylor (July 28, 2009, 12:47) (Read More...)

ONE NEWS NOW.com: "OBAMA'S SCIENCE CZAR'S IDEAS 'REALLY SCARY'" by Pete Chagnon (July 24, 2009, 7:00 am) (Read More...)

SBK.ONLINE.WSJ.COM - THE JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT: "CRITICAL CONDITION" (July 27, 2009) (Read More...)

ONE NEWS NOW.com: "HEALTHCARE REFORM SETS OFF EUTHANASIA ALARM" by Jim Brown (July 24, 2009, 6:00 am) (Read More...)

VIDEO: "OBAMA'S DEPOPULATION POLICY EXPOSED" (Added July 26, 2009) (Read More...)

stepping back in time...NEJM.org - THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE: "WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL COST SAVINGS FROM LEGALIZED PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE?" by Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., and Margaret P. Battin, Ph.D. (July 16, 1998) (Read More...)

Video: "ObamaCare Yay or Nay? The Truth About Canada!" (Added July 13, 2009) (Watch Here.)

3 posted on 08/04/2009 3:51:02 PM PDT by Cindy
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Off [Thread] Topic...ON THE INTERNET:

JIHAD WATCH.org: "WHITE HOUSE MOVES TO RESTRICT FREE SPEECH AND STIFLE DISSENT FROM OBAMA POLICIES" (May 30, 2009)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER.com: "WHITE HOUSE MOVES TO RESTRICT CRITICISM OF STIMULUS PROJECTS" -Opinion by Mark Tapscott (May 30, 2009, 6:25 am EDT)

Link

4 posted on 08/04/2009 3:55:29 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Munson

Everyone needs to report this:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/The-Presidents-Press-Conference-Full-Video/


5 posted on 08/04/2009 3:57:17 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:

ZOMBIE TIME.com - blog: "JOHN HOLDREN, OBAMA'S SCIENCE CZAR, SAYS: FORCED ABORTIONS AND MASS STERILIZATION NEEDED TO SAVE THE PLANET Book he authored in 1977 advocates for extreme totalitarian measures to control the population" (SNIPPET: "Direct quotes from John Holdren's Ecoscience")
CNS NEWS.com: "DEMOCRATIC LEADER LAUGHS AT IDEA THAT HOUSE MEMBERS WOULD ACTUALLY READ HEALTH-CARE BILL BEFORE VOTING ON IT" [Note: Re: Steny Hoyer] by Monica Gabriel and Marie Magleby (July 8, 2009)

TOWNHALL.com: "NONE DARE CALL IT MARXISM" -Column by David Limbaugh (July 3, 2009)

MICHELLE MALKIN.com - blog: "WELCOME TO OBAMACARE THEATER" by Michelle Malkin (July 3, 2009, 9:27 am)

CNS NEWS.com: "ARIZONA MOVES TO OPPOSE OBAMA'S EXPECTED HEALTH CARE MANDATES" by Fred Lucas (June 30, 2009)

CNS NEWS.com: "PELOSI WON'T GIVE PUBLIC A WEEK TO REVIEW TEXT OF HEALTH-CARE BILL BEFORE HOUSE VOTES ON IT" by Marie Magleby and Monica Gabriel (June 29, 2009)

CNS NEWS.com: "HARRY REID WON'T COMMIT TO GIVING PUBLIC A WEEK TO READ HEALTH-CARE BILL BEFORE SENATE VOTES ON IT" by Monica Gabriel and Marie Magleby (June 26, 2009)

NEWS REAL BLOG: "OBAMA WANTS TO LET THOSE PESKY GEEZERS DIE" by Matthew Vadum (June 26, 2009)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "OBAMACARE's FALSE PROMISES" by Jamie Glazov (June 25, 2009)

RUSH LIMBAUGH.com: "OBAMACARE, CAP & TRADE WILL MAKE AN ECONOMY IN 'SHAMBLES' WORSE" (June 24, 2009)

IBD EDITORIALS - Series: "GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTHCARE: A PRESCRIPTION FOR FAILURE"

CNS NEWS.com: "PHYSICIAN DISPUTES OBAMA'S CLAIM OF 46 MILLION UNINSURED AMERICANS" by Penny Starr (June 24, 2009)

Video - Link

LIFE NEWS.com: "SENATE COMMITTEE DEFEATS PRO-LIFE AMENDMENT TO STOP HEALTH CARE RATIONING" by Steven Ertelt (June 22, 2009)

CNS NEWS.com: "BRITAIN -- WHICH WHITE HOUSE SUGGESTS IS MODEL OF SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAT 'WORKS' -- DOESN'T 'WORK' FOR EVERYONE" by Christopher Neefus (SNIPPET: "However, the record of Britain's National Health Service (NHS), perhaps the leading single-payer health-care program on the globe, is checkered, at best, with startling deficits and horror stories about bad patient care.") (June 22, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com (AP): Washington - "OBAMA MAKING HEALTH CARE PROMISES HE CANNOT GUARANTEE" (June 19, 2009)

6 posted on 08/04/2009 4:04:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:

CNS NEWS.com: "AFTER LOSING $20 MILLION IN EQUIPMENT, FEDERAL HEALTH CARE AGENCY WON $500 MILLION IN EARMARK IN STIMULUS; AGENCY'S HQ HAD 10 PIECES OF IT EQUIPMENT PER WORKER" by Monica Gabriel (June 19, 2009)

MICHELLE MALKIN.com - blog: "THE OBAMACARE HORROR STORY YOU WON'T HEAR" by Michelle Malkin (June 19, 2009, 01:04 am)

FORBES.com: "Obama's Doctor Knocks ObamaCare" by David Whelan (June 18, 2009, 5:08 pm EDT)

MEN NEWS DAILY.com: "OBAMA'S DANGEROUS HEALTH CARE PLAN" by Jim Kouri, CPP (June 16, 2009)

CNS NEWS.com: "MAJOR PAPERS EXPUNGE OBAMA'S COMMENT: 'I'll be honest, there are countries where a single-payer system works pretty well'" by Terrence P. Jeffrey (June 16, 2009)

7 posted on 08/04/2009 4:08:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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Previously...

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_080409/content/01125111.guest.html

“White House Attack on Drudge Calls Attention to Obama Lies”
August 4, 2009


8 posted on 08/04/2009 4:13:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

As I called for earlier, forward all the DCCC emails received over healthcare back to them as “fishy.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2308016/posts


9 posted on 08/04/2009 4:14:00 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: Munson

In 1936 Germany, you would have been arrested (neighbors were ordered to turn in neighbors). Looks like the same game plan to me..


10 posted on 08/04/2009 4:15:46 PM PDT by richardtavor
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Off [Thread] Topic:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2306572/posts

“Hugo Chavez Pulls 34 Radio Stations Off the Air (says those who share socialist vision will be back)”
Fox News ^ | 08/02/09
Posted on August 2, 2009 11:14:10 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

#

Note: The following posts are a quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2305800/posts

Venezuela debates law against freedom of the press
El Comercio, Lima, Peru ^ | 31 July 2009
Posted on July 31, 2009 11:34:07 PM PDT by marron

CARACAS [AFP]. The attorney general of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Díaz, presented yesterday to the National Assembly (parliament) a proposed law on “media crimes” which would provide jail terms for information professionals and businessmen.

In her speech before the deputies, Díaz asked that the State regulate freedom of expression and the behavior of the communications media. According to the proposed law, violators could receive up to four years in jail.

The draft of the law explains that a person who divulges information considered false, manipulated or twisted, which causes harm to the interests of the State or public moral or menatl health has committed a media crime and could be punished with up to four years in prison.

According to the attorney general, “the abusive exercise of freedom of expression and information confronts the State with new forms of criminality”. “The media can not be used to commit criminal acts [...] They can not generate a climate of insecurity, nor generate by means of the news, sensationalism with impunity. On the contrary, they must fulfill an educational function”, she said.

Among the crimes specified are included the refusal to reveal information… which impacts the right to protect journalistic sources, which could bring a sentence of between 6 months and 4 years in jail.

The National College of Journalists attacked the proposed law considering that “it would place citizens one step from being punished for having opinions and making them public” and said that it was intended to intimídate and silence the populace.

Official attacks

In 2007, the government did not renew the TV concession to RCTV. Globovisión has been threatened with closure.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Click to Add Topic
KEYWORDS: chavez; press; venezuela; Click to Add Keyword
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1 posted on July 31, 2009 11:34:08 PM PDT by marron
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To: Free ThinkerNY; livius; Congressman Billybob
Just in case there was anybody left in the sentient universe that didn’t know Chavez was Dictator of Venezuela.

2 posted on July 31, 2009 11:35:54 PM PDT by marron


11 posted on 08/04/2009 4:17:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

This is too easy. I just sent Ms. Douglas a link to her video on YouTube

12 posted on 08/04/2009 4:18:03 PM PDT by justkate
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To: Cindy

That is really disturbing....


13 posted on 08/04/2009 4:19:25 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger ( Government Healthcare will have the efficiency of the postal service and the compassion of IRS)
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ON THE BLOGS:

http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?q=flag%40whitehouse.gov&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&&rls=en&tab=nb


14 posted on 08/04/2009 4:20:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I flagged this:

“A very important politician has been lying about ObamaCare all over the country.

He flies from place to place telling a different story every place he stops.

You need to shut him up.

His name is Barry Obama.”


15 posted on 08/04/2009 4:22:25 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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Blog:

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/04/the-smell-of-desperation-white-house-unleashes-on-internet-critics/

“The smell of desperation: White House unleashes on Internet critics”
By Michelle Malkin • August 4, 2009 11:00 AM


16 posted on 08/04/2009 4:33:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

The following was my email to them:

“Dear You People,

Are you series?!??!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!?

Sincerely, Me”


17 posted on 08/04/2009 4:37:59 PM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51969

“Public Passions Are Rising on Health Care Overhau”l
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
By Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press

Washington (AP) -

SNIPPET: “With Congress’ month-long recess looming, lawmakers are encountering growing public doubts about President Barack Obama’s push to remake the system for providing medical care, evident in polls that find confidence in the president’s handling of the issue has fallen since January.”


18 posted on 08/04/2009 4:39:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2303225/posts

“The universal health care dogs that aren’t barking (The failures of MA and HI are being ignored)”
American Thinker ^ | 7/28/2009 | Thomas Lifson
Posted on July 28, 2009 6:45:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind


19 posted on 08/04/2009 4:41:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmmiwHw8bNg

“Betsy McCaughey Exposes Obama Healthcare Lies”
(Added July 18, 2009)

#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=—DbIZlJyvo

“Betsy McCaughey on Health Care for CNN”
(Added February 11, 2009)


20 posted on 08/04/2009 4:45:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/series26.aspx

“Government-Run Healthcare:
A Prescription For Failure”

SNIPPET: “In this exclusive series, Investor’s Business Daily explores the real costs & consequences of the healthcare reforms being discussed in Congress.”


21 posted on 08/04/2009 4:47:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

YES WE CAN read the bill online.

About the bill here:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-3200

Suggested links to read the bill here:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-3200


22 posted on 08/04/2009 4:50:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

So why then does the house bill ask for your bank account info? Amd why does a consultation on “end of life” care become mandatoryy every 5 years after the age of 65? Perhaps those on that side of the aisle read the bill and see that it isn’t a lie?


23 posted on 08/04/2009 4:56:23 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2308319/posts

#

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/08/04/details-matter-a-response-to-secretary-sebelius/

“Details Matter: A Response to Secretary Sebelius”
Posted August 4th, 2009 at 11.59am in Health Care.

SNIPPET: “Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s Washington Post op-ed shows that she’s studied the focus groups and tracking polls on health care: Just beat up on health insurance companies enough, and you can get Americans to accept a thousand plus pages of legislation that would do just about anything. And then, make sure to tell Americans not to focus on what the legislation actually says. She flat-out writes: “we can’t let the details distract us…” Just trust us. We are from Washington. We are going to rearrange the entire health system.
If it were a national economy, our health system would be the sixth largest economy in the world – larger than Britain’s entire economy. And remember, the guys who are rewriting our health care are the same people who not only grossly miscalculated the cost of Cash for Clunkers but are now hard-pressed to explain the legislation for that program. And it merely gives away money rather than affecting potentially life-or-death decisions. Ah, but let’s not be bothered with such details when we could be bashing health insurers.”


24 posted on 08/04/2009 5:17:31 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; ...

When Cindy starts posting like this, there’s no doubt we’re up to our eyeballs in alligators.


25 posted on 08/04/2009 5:24:11 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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Video:

stepping back in time...

http://www.archive.org/details/com.barackobama.2008_10_04.g9PIN03qGjg.Newport_News_VA

“Barack Obama, 2008_10_04, Newport_News, VA”

Description: “Barack Obama spoke about changing health care in America in Newport News, Virginia on October 4, 2008.”


26 posted on 08/04/2009 5:31:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/video/video-type23/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/video


27 posted on 08/04/2009 5:36:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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Blog:

Note: Photo included.

Photo caption: “Achtung! Do you know this girl? Report her to the White House.”

#

http://perfunction.typepad.com/perfunction/2009/08/subject-fishy-neighbors-possibly-insurance-execs.html

August 04, 2009

“Subject: Fishy Neighbors (possibly insurance execs)”

SNIPPET: “The creepiness of the Obama Administration reaches a new low, with its official White House blog recruiting snitches:”


28 posted on 08/04/2009 5:40:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/pelosi/index
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/democrats/index

#

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/nancy-pelosi-is-a-committee-of-one-on-the-house-healthcare-legislation-2009-08-04.html

“Pelosi: A committee of one on healthcare legislation”
By Mike Soraghan and Jared Allen
Posted: 08/04/09 07:46 PM [ET]


29 posted on 08/04/2009 5:46:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

Speaking of Democrats...

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=627660

“Dems confess hopes to eliminate private healthcare”
Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 8/4/2009 7:00:00 AM

SNIPPET: “Yet another liberal lawmaker on Capitol Hill has acknowledged that the public option healthcare proposal being promoted by President Obama and Democrats on Capitol Hill is a “Trojan horse” for a single-payer socialized healthcare system.

Earlier this summer, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) told CNSNews.com that he agrees with President Obama that a single-payer healthcare system has worked well in some countries. Congressman Frank reportedly cited Scandinavia as an example.

Frank was confronted at the National Press Club last week by the group Single Payer Action, which asked him why a single-payer system was off the table.

“Apparently because we don’t have the votes. I wish it weren’t. I’m all for it. I’m a big sponsor,” he admitted.

Frank is referring to his support for H.R. 676, The United States National Health Care Act, which has 85 congressional co-sponsors. He says trying to push a single-payer bill through Congress before getting a public option approved would be “suicidal.””


30 posted on 08/04/2009 5:48:29 PM PDT by Cindy
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RE Post no. 30:

YES WE CAN Read This Bill:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-676
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-676


31 posted on 08/04/2009 5:51:11 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2308291/posts

#

Note: Video included.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/organizingforhealthcare2
“Organizing for Healthcare”


32 posted on 08/04/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Reference Bump - Thanks ;-)


33 posted on 08/04/2009 6:11:43 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54

You’re welcome Tunehead54.


34 posted on 08/04/2009 6:28:41 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ExpatGator

I sent...”Why so socialist?”


35 posted on 08/04/2009 7:02:53 PM PDT by TNdandelion (This should be fun.)
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To: Tunehead54

bttt


36 posted on 08/04/2009 7:04:24 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Only feces and dead fish go with the flow.)
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To: Cindy
Good vids hereabouts, thanks moocho!

(The ones they show us at re-education camp are much different.)

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37 posted on 08/04/2009 8:35:47 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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Oh dear...Politics as usual instead of responding factualy to the issues at hand. Here’s a new video.

#

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtTBkxvBq88

“”Enough of the Mob””

Video Description - Quote:

DemRapidResponse
August 04, 2009

DNC Web Ad: “Enough of the Mob”
Category: News & Politics
Tags: dnc health care insurance reform tea party birth certificate birthers parties

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http://www.google.com/search?&rls=en&q=DemRapidResponse&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


38 posted on 08/04/2009 11:38:47 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Seaplaner

You’re welcome Seaplaner.


39 posted on 08/04/2009 11:42:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/obamaforamerica/gGMPYf

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2309010/posts

“Message from the President: “This is the moment our movement was built for.””
www.barackobama.com ^ | Aug. 5, 2009 | Barack Obama
Posted on August 5, 2009 1:44:37 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite


40 posted on 08/05/2009 1:49:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/health_care/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/

SNIPPET: “Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

Here are the complete videos that Linda refers to. First from the AARP:”


41 posted on 08/05/2009 1:58:23 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Munson

Theoretically, one could subscrib to weight loss info for Michele, stop smoking with Scientology for Barry, and gay cruise reviews for Rahm Emmanuel.

Theoretically.


42 posted on 08/05/2009 2:00:18 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Defend America from the Communist.)
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/aarp/index?tab=articles


43 posted on 08/05/2009 2:01:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.davidlimbaugh.com

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http://www.davidlimbaugh.com/mt/archives/2009/08/new_column_obam_19.html

August 03, 2009
“New Column: Obama Can’t Afford To Tell Truth on Health Care”

President Barack Obama is spreading disinformation about health care almost as quickly as he’s driving up the national debt, such as that 47 million Americans can’t get health care and that a government takeover would be a panacea.

Democrats have constantly demagogued the 47 million uninsured figure to gin up public fear about the scarcity of health care access, especially for the poor. They follow up with the promise that under their plan, we would achieve universal access. But both are untrue.

In “The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care,” Sally Pipes points out that while there are some Americans who simply can’t afford health insurance, many millions who can afford insurance choose not to buy it and “very likely would not want to be ‘rescued’ by mandatory socialized medicine.”

In the first place, the 47 million number is grossly inflated. The Congressional Budget Office survey generating it included those who were uninsured for any part of a year, despite the fact that almost half of these remain uninsured for an average of only four months.”


44 posted on 08/05/2009 2:06:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ForPress.NewsReleases&ContentRecord_id=ebc2c77d-802a-23ad-4ae4-6ccf4c7a255c

Sen. Cornyn Calls On White House To Immediately Stop Compiling Political Enemies List

Sends letter to President Obama expressing grave concern over new White House program to monitor speech of American citizens’ with opposing political views

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

In a letter to President Obama, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, expressed serious concern about the White House’s new program requesting Americans to forward email chains and other communications opposing the President’s health care policies. Sen. Cornyn is seeking assurances that the program is being carried out in a manner consistent with the First Amendment and America’s tradition of free speech and public discourse.
Sen. Cornyn’s letter also inquires about the collection of names, email addresses, IP addresses, and private speech of U.S. citizens that will be reported, which raises the specter of a data collection program.

“I am not aware of any precedent for a President asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed ‘fishy’ or otherwise inimical to the White House’s political interests,” Sen. Cornyn wrote. “You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program. As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights.”

—The full text of Sen. Cornyn’s letter is below—

Dear President Obama,

I write to express my concern about a new White House program to monitor American citizens’ speech opposing your health care policies, and to seek your assurances that this program is being carried out in a manner consistent with the First Amendment and America’s tradition of free speech and public discourse.

Yesterday, in an official White House release entitled “Facts are Stubborn Things,” the White House Director of New Media, Macon Phillips, asserted that there was “a lot of disinformation out there,” and encouraged citizens to report “fishy” speech opposing your health care policies to the White House. Phillips specifically targeted private, unpublished, even casual speech, writing that “rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.” Phillips wrote “If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.”

I am not aware of any precedent for a President asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed “fishy” or otherwise inimical to the White House’s political interests.

By requesting that citizens send “fishy” emails to the White House, it is inevitable that the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and private speech of U.S. citizens will be reported to the White House. You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program. As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights.

I can only imagine the level of justifiable outrage had your predecessor asked Americans to forward emails critical of his policies to the White House. I suspect that you would have been leading the charge in condemning such a program-and I would have been at your side denouncing such heavy-handed government action.

So I urge you to cease this program immediately. At the very least, I request that you detail to Congress and the public the protocols that your White House is following to purge the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in “fishy” speech. And I respectfully request an answer to the following:

How do you intend to use the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in “fishy” speech?
How do you intend to notify citizens who have been reported for “fishy” speech?
What action do you intend to take against citizens who have been reported for engaging in “fishy” speech?
Do your own past statements qualify as “disinformation”? For example, is it “disinformation” to note that in 2003 you said:”I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care plan”?
I look forward to your prompt response.

Sincerely,

JOHN CORNYN

United States Senator

Sen. Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Agriculture and Budget Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.


45 posted on 08/05/2009 2:15:07 PM PDT by Cindy
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46 posted on 08/05/2009 2:37:29 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/08/20090803a.html

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 3, 2009

Contact: HHS Press Office
(202) 690-6343

HHS Delegates Authority for the HIPAA Security Rule to Office for Civil Rights

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that authority for the administration and enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule has been delegated to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR’s administration and enforcement of the Security Rule, which had previously been delegated to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will eliminate duplication and increase efficiencies in how the department ensures that Americans’ health information privacy is protected.

HHS has the authority for administration and enforcement of the federal standards for health information privacy called for in HIPAA. The Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. OCR has been responsible for enforcement of the Privacy Rule since 2003. The Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, technical, and physical security procedures for covered entities to use to assure the confidentiality of electronic protected health information. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), mandated improved enforcement of the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule.

“Security and privacy of health information are increasingly intersecting as the department works with the health industry to adopt electronic health records and participate in an even greater level of electronic exchange of health information,” said Secretary Sebelius. “Privacy and security are naturally intertwined, because they both address protected health information. Combining the enforcement authority in one agency within HHS will facilitate improvements by eliminating duplication and increasing efficiency.”

Through a separate delegation, CMS continues to have authority for administration and enforcement of the HIPAA Administrative Simplification regulations, other than privacy and security of health information.

For more information, please visit OCR Web site: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/index.html.

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Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.

Last revised: August 03, 2009


47 posted on 08/05/2009 2:41:30 PM PDT by Cindy
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Provisions,madmen, and history


48 posted on 08/05/2009 4:37:16 PM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (Yesterday's Left = today's status quo. Thus "CONSERVATIVE": a conflicted label for battling tyranny.)
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Eye balls to eye balls. In a way your statement really is a bit prophetic. The current goons in power are a heck of a lot like gators and crocs.. Real bad folks.


49 posted on 08/05/2009 4:50:48 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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“AARP email just received (my response: I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU)”
Personal Email | 08/05/2009 | self
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