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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 Presidents health insurance reform positions.
In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White Houses Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to "eliminate" private coverage, when the reality couldnt 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 cant keep track of all of them here at the White House, were 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the complete videos that Linda refers to. First from the AARP:
And then from the President's news conference:
I reported my blog to the email address just to waste their time.
Everyone needs to report this:
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: "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)
“White House Attack on Drudge Calls Attention to Obama Lies”
August 4, 2009
As I called for earlier, forward all the DCCC emails received over healthcare back to them as “fishy.”
In 1936 Germany, you would have been arrested (neighbors were ordered to turn in neighbors). Looks like the same game plan to me..
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“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
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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.
In 2007, the government did not renew the TV concession to RCTV. Globovisión has been threatened with closure.
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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 didnt know Chavez was Dictator of Venezuela.
2 posted on July 31, 2009 11:35:54 PM PDT by marron
This is too easy. I just sent Ms. Douglas a link to her video on YouTube
That is really disturbing....
ON THE BLOGS:
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.”
“The smell of desperation: White House unleashes on Internet critics”
By Michelle Malkin August 4, 2009 11:00 AM
The following was my email to them:
“Dear You People,
Are you series?!??!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!?
“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.”
“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
“Betsy McCaughey Exposes Obama Healthcare Lies”
(Added July 18, 2009)
“Betsy McCaughey on Health Care for CNN”
(Added February 11, 2009)
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