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  • Charlie Gard has Died

    07/28/2017 12:35:34 PM PDT · 114 of 144
    proud American in Canada to Jane Long

    “Can you imagine John McCain waiting HOURS, in an ER, with his original symptoms??”

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    LOL!!! Oh my, you’re cracking me up. ;) (not really).

    Nope, you’re right. There are two sets of rules. One set for the privileged few and another set for those peons who foot the bills for the privileged few.

    America, be careful!!! Do not destroy the greatest health care system on Earth.

    Hospitals in the U.S. are well-maintained, clean, with nice furniture, up-to-date equipment, etc. I swear the hospital here looks like something out of the 1950s’. There’s just no money—too many social benefits (”free” all-day daycare, etc.).

    And this, even though Canada can afford to neglect its military because the leaders know that if the you-know-what hits the fan, Uncle Sam will be on it like white on rice. Canada will never be attacked because the U.S. will take care of any problems (too close to home).

  • Charlie Gard has Died

    07/28/2017 12:27:21 PM PDT · 111 of 144
    proud American in Canada to dfwgator; Ray76; All

    “hospice is euthanasia, in my experience”

    That’s the dirty little secret. “

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    You are right, dfwgator and Ray. When my mother was dying of cancer, she had the room that was the farthest from the nurses’ station; and every time my sister and I visited her, her machines were beeping (either she needed more pain meds or some liquid food).

    I later read that they put the more hopeful cases closer to the nurses’ station, so the patients get quicker care. I don’t know if that’s true, but my mother did seem neglected.

    My father recently passed away at an assisted living facility. I live far away from where he was living; my sister lived in the same town but was dealing with the death of her 9 year-old son, and going through marital troubles and issues with her first born (both caused by the death of my nephew, IMO). She gave great care to my Dad but was also completely stressed to the maximum.

    In former times, families would be together and help each other when our elders’ time had come.

    It just seems like we have lost something precious.

    Yes, it’s great to travel and live in a new place (I grew up in Chicago but fell in love with CO and moved there in my 20’s). Then my husband and I moved to his native Canada. But it’s also true that in some ways, we’re cutting the “ties that bind.”

  • Charlie Gard has Died

    07/28/2017 12:06:39 PM PDT · 106 of 144
    proud American in Canada to Jane Long

    “What a sad day...first we get Benedict McCain’s betrayal .... essentially pushing the same socialized medicine that killed sweet Charlie.

    Beyond depressing.

    May Charlie rest in the arms of our Savior.

    May all of those who neglected care on him...and countless others (including those who wish 0Care upon this great nation) be dealt with, accordingly.”

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    Yes. When Sen. McCain first traveled to DC from AZ, I thought it was an amazing, wonderful thing, that he had made the effort to vote with his party and President, even though he is sick.

    Now it turns out he made the effort for other reasons entirely.

    There is a reason that people travel hundreds or even thousands of miles, sometimes illegally, to get health care in the United States. And yet the left wants to inflict long lines, interminable waiting lists, etc., on people.

    My two children were born in Denver. When they got sick, I could call the pediatrician in the morning and have them seen on the same day, with a thing called ... *gasp* ... an appointment!!!

    That does not happen up here in Canada. You have to go to the emergency room and wait. I know because I had to take my 18 month-old daughter to one when she had an ear infection; I sat in a waiting room with a crying baby from 10 a.m. until well into the evening.

    I only got service after I complained; no one had been called for probably two hours (at least). I went up to the reception and said, in my broken French, “What’s going on? The doctor hasn’t called anybody in a very long time!”

    She said, “The doctor is having dinner.”

    I said, “This is a hospital! Are you telling me there are no other doctors available??”

    Then I turned around to the crowd and said, “Why do you people put up with this treatment? It is ridiculous.” And my French was not that good at the time. People were suffering in that waiting room, but no one said a darn thing.

    What do you know...the line started moving and my daughter was seen within 15 minutes of my horrible American outburst.

  • Charlie Gard has Died

    07/28/2017 11:44:40 AM PDT · 96 of 144
    proud American in Canada to McGavin999

    “God bless you Charlie. Please ask God to send a brother or sister to your parents, they have certainly proven themselves worthy”

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    Indeed they have. Prayers sent; it is beyond comprehension why this little boy was basically condemned to die.

    May his life prove an inspiration to the world, which it already has done.

    Your post reminds me of that movie, with Greg Kinnear (based on a true story), “Heaven is for Real.”

    I hope his traumatized parents are blessed with a large family, full of love and joy.

    In Jesus’ name...

  • Transgender Surgeries Would Cost Pentagon $1.3 Billion

    07/27/2017 9:55:51 PM PDT · 6 of 28
    proud American in Canada to AAABEST; Helicondelta; All
    In any just, sane world, the idea a nations military paying to cut their own soldier's dicks off would be considered depraved and unthinkable.

    LOL! I knew someone would say it far better than I!

    And to think it took me 15 minutes to compose that post! LOL!

  • Transgender Surgeries Would Cost Pentagon $1.3 Billion

    07/27/2017 9:50:29 PM PDT · 4 of 28
    proud American in Canada to Helicondelta; All

    This is absurd. The President did the right thing; sounds like he listened to his advisors

    The American taxpayer should not be forced to subsidize the cost of a personal decision.

    I am not familiar with military rules, but I can see taking care of a person who has an ailment, PTSD, etc. That should be a given.

    But this costly, subjective surgery (yes, there are fine lines when we venture into the realm of emotional disorders), is a choice. People go through the horrors of war out of love of country; if they develop problems, physical or emotional, we owe it to them to care for them.

    But it just seems that deciding to change your gender is something else entirely.

    Perhaps someone can express this better than I; had about two hours of sleep last night because of a cough that won’t go away. :)

    Take care, everyone.

    Julie

  • Lindsey Graham Challenges Voters: If You’re Against Illegal Immigrants Than Vote Me Out

    07/27/2017 9:26:24 PM PDT · 52 of 70
    proud American in Canada to Beowulf9; All

    He sure feels secure in his seat, doesn’t he? Makes one consider moving to South Carolina. ;)

    I am a native Chicagoan who once had the great good fortune to travel through the South and live there for a bit. More pleasant, generous and friendly people you will never meet.

    Although I did live in Texas for a while. Still haven’t settled on the barbecue issue. ;)

    Mr. Graham, there are many who would take you up on your offer if they could.

  • Donald Trump jokes about being added to Mount Rushmore - the internet answers (Poll)

    07/26/2017 9:02:31 AM PDT · 9 of 16
    proud American in Canada to MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
    I have a mixed reaction to this story. ;)

    The headline implies that Trump said he wanted to be on Mt. Rushmore. But in fact, he said:

    "every president on Mount Rushmore believed in protecting American industry,"

    according to the article. He wasn't talking about himself.

    Although I'd love to see him memorialized in such a way.

    After President Ronald Reagan, however. ;)

  • Charlie Gard`s parents withdraw request for change to original order

    07/24/2017 11:10:33 AM PDT · 93 of 104
    proud American in Canada to MoraBlack; originalbuckeye
    I can’t help but think the parents were threatened with losing their own health care, if they kept up this battle. They still have to live in Britain.

    That was my first thought, as well.

    Who got to them?

    btw...from the article: "allowed to die"??? A baby?

    WTH! Unbelievable!

  • Charlie Gard`s parents withdraw request for change to original order

    07/24/2017 11:10:30 AM PDT · 92 of 104
    proud American in Canada to MoraBlack; originalbuckeye
    I can’t help but think the parents were threatened with losing their own health care, if they kept up this battle. They still have to live in Britain.

    That was my first thought, as well.

    Who got to them?

    btw...from the article: "allowed to die"??? A baby?

    WTH! Unbelievable!

  • Charlie Gard`s parents withdraw request for change to original order

    07/24/2017 8:35:05 AM PDT · 63 of 104
    proud American in Canada to originalbuckeye
    I can’t help but think the parents were threatened with losing their own health care, if they kept up this battle. They still have to live in Britain.

    That was my first thought, as well.

    Who got to them?

  • Charlie Gard`s parents withdraw request for change to original order

    07/24/2017 8:35:03 AM PDT · 62 of 104
    proud American in Canada to originalbuckeye
    I can’t help but think the parents were threatened with losing their own health care, if they kept up this battle. They still have to live in Britain.

    That was my first thought, as well.

    Who got to them?

  • American Eagle Introduces the Denim Hijab

    07/22/2017 6:54:45 AM PDT · 31 of 32
    proud American in Canada to napscoordinator; A_perfect_lady; All
    My gosh. Do you listen to yourself. How about nuns who wear the same clothing chanting Hail Mary up to the clouds? You need to be very careful as the ice is melting around you.

    With all due respect, napscoordinator -- a job that sounds lovely, btw. :) -- I think it is different.

    Nuns have their face uncovered, but more importantly, they choose that vocation; they feel called to serve God. No one forces them to wear modest clothing.

    My daughter tries to compare Christianity to Islam, and yes, there was the Spanish Inquisition, but that was hundreds of years ago and there is no other faith that has brought more good to the world than that of those who believe in the tenets of Christianity and Jesus Christ's sayings, or Judaism, for that matter.

    Only crazy Christians or Jewish people slaughter others in the name of their religion; it is extremely rare. Unfortunately, that is not the case with radical followers of Islam.

    And I have Muslim friends who do not agree with what some of the people do in the name of their religion.

    Take care, Julie

  • Democrats Reveal New Slogan, and It’s Really, Really Bad

    07/22/2017 6:39:31 AM PDT · 74 of 99
    proud American in Canada to shotgun
    The tried and true:

    We’re with the government, and here to help.

    LOL! Gosh, I miss President Reagan. We really need an addition to Mount Rushmore somewhere.

    IIRC, President Trump knew President Reagan, and Pres. Reagan thought Pres. Trump should run for president.

    It takes a leader to know one, I guess...

  • Democrats Reveal New Slogan, and It’s Really, Really Bad

    07/22/2017 6:33:53 AM PDT · 71 of 99
    proud American in Canada to freefdny
    “Democrats, you vote how we want when we want. And you don’t even have to show up. Capice.”

    LOL! My Grandmother worked for Mayor Daley in Chicago and my Dad was an attorney in the city. They all knew which judges could be bought.

  • Democrats Reveal New Slogan, and It’s Really, Really Bad

    07/22/2017 6:25:38 AM PDT · 69 of 99
    proud American in Canada to PeterPrinciple
    A few thoughts:

    1) MAGA didn’t come from the Republican party. It came from Trump.

    2) It came from Trumps heart. He meant it and it best expressed who he is.

    Very, very well said. You really nailed it. You can't fake sincerity.

    Just his life story shows he means what he says; he never had to run for president to achieve wealth and prestige. In fact, he and his family have taken a hit for his decision. He probably suspected that would be the case, to some degree, but he did it because he loves his country.

    His wife clearly does too; she became a citizen. Most of us reading this forum are Americans by the grace of God; we didn't have to jump through hoops to get there.

  • Democrats Reveal New Slogan, and It’s Really, Really Bad

    07/22/2017 6:09:59 AM PDT · 65 of 99
    proud American in Canada to Sir Napsalot

    They should just have stopped at “A Better Deal”, as in:

    “Democrats: A Better Deal”

    Although the acronym, ABD, sounds too much like that of a rude human bodily function.

    OTOH, Dem policies tend to stink up the place. ;)

  • Robert Mueller Was John Kerry's Lacrosse Captain

    07/22/2017 5:51:40 AM PDT · 37 of 44
    proud American in Canada to Helicondelta

    DC is an elitist club and Trump wants to upset the apple cart, to mix metaphors.

    Also, didn’t know that one wore ice skates to play lacrosse.

  • The Muslim Olive Branch – Obama Replacement is to be Abdul El-Sayed!

    07/21/2017 7:50:31 PM PDT · 16 of 19
    proud American in Canada to dontreadthis
    We cannot wait until our children are poisoned

    He's probably talking about the water in Flint...but I would argue there is another, quite serious and devasting, type of poisoning going on: Of American culture.

    Things are reaching a crisis point.

  • American Eagle Introduces the Denim Hijab

    07/21/2017 11:14:38 AM PDT · 19 of 32
    proud American in Canada to bk1000

    Beautiful young women; too bad you really can’t see them today. The third one from the right, in the color picture, looks a lot like the woman who played Ziva on NCIS. Unfortunately her name escapes me just now.