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  • Report: Thousands fled Canada for health care in 2011

    07/11/2012 12:43:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/11/12 | Michael Bastasch
    A Canadian study released Wednesday found that many provinces in our neighbor to the North have seen patients fleeing the country and opting for medical treatment in the United States. The nonpartisan Fraser Institute reported that 46,159 Canadians sought medical treatment outside of Canada in 2011, as wait times increased 104 percent — more than double — compared with statistics from 1993. Specialist physicians surveyed across 12 specialties and 10 provinces reported an average total wait time of 19 weeks between the time a general practitioner refers a patient and the time a specialist provides elective treatment — the longest...
  • Plot Uncovered! Dems Fled Wisconsin to Buy Time to Pass New Union Contracts

    03/03/2011 10:47:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    fox ^ | 3/3/11 | Bryan Polcyn, FOX6 reporter
    WITI-TV, MADISON — Before protesters stormed the capitol, the mayor of the city of Madison tried to pull a fast one. The governor's budget repair bill was on the fast track, and Madison Mayor Dave Ciesliewicz was racing against the clock to pass new union contracts first. E-mails obtained by the FOX6 Investigators show that the mayor enlisted the help of State Senator Mark Miller. They both tried to convince the Secretary of State to hold up the bill by taking the maximum 10 days allowed by law before publishing the bill.
  • Seniors fled Democrats in midterms

    11/07/2010 1:17:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/10 | Byron Tau
    In an election marked by dramatic defections from the Democratic Party, older voters swung hardest, seemingly threatened by President Barack Obama’s mantra of change. Voters over 65 favored Republicans last week by a 21-point margin after flirting with Democrats in the 2006 midterm elections and favoring John McCain by a relatively narrow 8-point margin in 2008. Concerned by changes to Medicare and compelled by a Republican Party that promised a return to America’s glory days, seniors played a crucial — and often understated — role in races across the country.
  • Teen girl who fled Islam ordered back to Ohio

    10/13/2009 5:33:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,025+ views
    wnd ^ | 10/13/09 | staff
    A Florida judge has concluded a 17-year-old girl who fled her Muslim family after she turned to Christianity, explaining she feared she would be the victim of an "honor killing," should be returned to Ohio where her family lives
  • Vietnam deserter says going to Canada 'wasn't worth it'

    03/22/2006 6:05:03 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 27 replies · 1,200+ views
    Associated Press, via CNN.com ^ | March 22, 2005 | Staff
    YAHK, British Columbia (AP) -- A Vietnam war-era deserter who was caught crossing into the United States and held for a week says he made a mistake when he fled the Marine Corps in 1968. "When I was 18, I wasn't aware that duty and honor would mean as much to me as they do now," Allen Abney, 56, said Monday in this southeast British Columbia town. "Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have done what I did 38 years ago," he said. "It wasn't worth it, all the pain I caused my family." Abney was arrested March 9...
  • Man who fled Katrina shot dead in Tenn.

    09/23/2005 9:53:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,270+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/23/05 | Bill Poovey - ap
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A man who sought safety from Hurricane Katrina in Tennessee was gunned down in the street and died, possibly during a robbery of his Red Cross relief money. Don Maurice Airline, 24, of Metairie, La., was found on a secluded road with five gunshots to his head. Days before he was killed last week, the Red Cross gave him a debit card worth several hundred dollars. Detective R. Kenneth Freeman said he knew of no other such killings of Katrina refugees and was sorry the shooting happened in Chattanooga, where the Red Cross, churches and social agencies...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • A lot of the insurgents already left!?

    11/10/2004 8:49:16 PM PST · by RepublitarianRoger · 14 replies · 430+ views
    OK, I understand the reasoning behind the fact that we wanted to get all of the innocents out of Fallujah first, before the bombs started dropping. But the problem is that the bad guys blend in with the population. It's not like they're wearing military gear. By giving them plenty of time to leave before "sealing off the city," a bunch of insurgents might have slipped through our fingers. It seems to me that in a situation such as this, the element of total surprise is crucial, and collateral damage (OK, innocents dead, if you don't like euphemisms) will be...
  • Timeline : The end of Kerry's tour in Vietnam

    08/24/2004 1:03:57 PM PDT · by zot · 137 replies · 3,498+ views
    Unfit For Command, The Washington Post 8/22/2004 | 8/24/2004 | zot
    I've been putting together a timeline of the end of Kerry's short tour in Vietnam, and I think the sequence highlights two events that have not been focused upon together and should be emphasized: (a) Kerry abandoned the other boats and fled from what he thought was a battle, and (b) he abandoned his own boat and rode home with the wounded. 13 Mar 1969 - Five Swift Boats are sent to raid a Vietcong village: Kerry PCF-94, Droz PCF-43, Pees PCF-3, Chenoweth PCF-23, and Thurlow PCF-51. Special Forces Lieutenant Rassman goes along for the ride on Kerry's boat. They...
  • Jews who fled Arab lands now press their cause

    03/28/2004 10:00:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 363+ views
    SFgate.com ^ | March 28, 2004 | Jack Epstein
    <p>Regina Bublil Waldman, a Libya-born Jew, still recalls the minute details of the day 37 years ago when her homeland turned against her.</p> <p>The ordeal began in June of 1967, after the then-19-year-old translator for a British engineering firm in Tripoli received a phone call at work from her frantic mother.</p>
  • The Day Saddam's Soldiers Fled At The Sight Of American Uniforms

    12/03/2002 4:30:45 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 293+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-03-2002 | Wendell Steavenson
    Day Saddam's soldiers fled at the sight of American uniforms Wendell Steavenson (Filed: 03/12/2002) The front line between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and autonomous Kurdistan-Iraq is half an hour's drive outside the Kurdish city of Erbil. Across the Euphrates, up on a ridge of low hills, Iraqi soldiers can be seen hanging their washing next to pillboxes of piled-up stones. Sometimes they come down to the riverbank to cadge cigarettes from the Kurdish peshmerga guerrillas. "The condition of the Iraqi soldiers is very bad," said Najat Tahar Barzani, the Kurdish Democratic Party commander in the area. "They are like beggars. And...