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  • Palin blasts Obama: Death panels? You betcha!

    05/19/2014 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies ^ | 5/18/14 | George Washington
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to social media Friday to blast the Obama administration’s use of death panels in a post she titled, “No Problem With Death Panels, Not Even a Smidgen.” The term “death panel” refers to the rationing of health care by a review board given the power to decide who receives, and who is denied health care. Although the Obama administration has steadfastly denied the existence of death panels — especially in the Affordable Care Act — evidence of health care rationing by the federal government continues to mount. Palin invited her Twitter followers to “take...
  • Newly Installed White House Solar Panels Will Generate Power For a Whopping Six Light Bulbs

    05/11/2014 11:23:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    IJReview ^ | Soopermexican
    In case you had any doubt about the efficacy of government, just consider the four year struggle to get solar panels on the White House, which has culminated in the breathless announcement that they will now generate the power to run all of six light bulbs. Here’s the pivotal sentence of the announcement: And while the energy produced by the White House panels may not be all too significant—they’ll generate an estimated 6.3 kilowatts worth of energy—the message it sends is. Oh good another “symbolic” achievement by Obama – he’s getting great at those! Not so much at actual achievements,...
  • Beckel blows a gasket on ‘The Five’ over Obamacare death panels

    11/27/2013 6:29:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 27, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    A prominent liberal columnist’s admission that the “death panels” Sarah Palin warned about really are and always have been a part of Obamacare caused a blowup Tuesday on Fox’s “The Five,” when host Eric Bolling said “liberal royalty” owes Palin an apology. Bolling was referring to a statement by Time magazine columnist and passionate Obama fan Mark Halperin, who told Newsmax TV on Monday that health-care rationing was an inseparable part of Obamacare’s takeover of the U.S. health system. Halperin himself didn’t use the term “death panels,” but the point was clear enough from the clip. It wasn’t clear enough...
  • ObamaCare 2016

    12/20/2012 3:24:05 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
  • Solar energy upgrade boosts efficiency

    06/08/2012 2:38:15 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 13 replies
    USAF ^ | June 8 2012 | Senior Airman Jack Sanders
    6/8/2012 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) -- The 99th Air Base Wing headquarters building here is adding solar panels in an effort to make the building more energy efficient. Nellis Air Force Base is in the process of starting and completing eight separate projects to make Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range more energy efficient. "A while back, a major command-wide energy audit came to Nellis," said Lynn Haarklau, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron chief of asset options. "They decided that one option to increase energy efficiency use on base was to install...
  • Mark Levin neurosurgeon caller: not yet released Obamacare plans - older folks called 'units'

    11/23/2011 4:04:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies · 1+ views
    From Mark's website - Also, Mark gets an excellent call from a neurosurgeon who gives an inside look on what exactly Obamacare will do. For example, instead of patients, some people over a certain age will be considered, "units," as they try to dehumanize patients and the care they receive.
  • UK: NHS [socialized medicine] delays operations 'as it waits for patients to die or go private'

    07/28/2011 3:42:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/28/2011 | Martin Beckford
    Health service trusts are “imposing pain and inconvenience” by making patients wait longer than necessary, in some cases as long as four months, the study found. Executives believe the delays mean some people will remove themselves from lists “either by dying or by paying for their own treatment” claims the report, by an independent watchdog that advises the NHS. The Co-operation and Competition Panel says the tactic is one of a number used by managers that “excessively constrain” patients’ rights to choose where to be operated upon, and damage hospitals’ ability to compete for planned surgery. It claims unfair...
  • D.C. reneges on aid to install solar panels (will not be reimbursed thousands of $ as promised)

    02/28/2011 2:01:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/27/11 | David Nakamura
    D.C. reneges on aid to install solar panelsBy David Nakamura Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, February 27, 2011; 6:25 PM It isn't easy going green, and it may also prove costly. Dozens of District residents who installed solar panels on their homes under a government grant program promoting renewable energy have been told they will not be reimbursed thousands of dollars as promised because the funds were diverted to help close a citywide budget gap. In all, the city has reneged on a commitment of about $700,000 to 51 residents, according to the D.C. Department of the Environment. The agency...
  • Canadian Death Panel Decides Baby Should Die, Canadian Court Agrees

    02/18/2011 7:27:10 AM PST · by Bodhi1 · 49 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 2=18-11 | Duane Lester
    How many liberals have clamored for the humanity of the Canadian Health Care system? I think it's safe to say that at one time, a majority of the have advocated for a single payer system. One of the problems with single payer is the government can decide to stop paying because some "death panel" declared the patient's life not worth the money required to keep them alive. For example, a panel in Canada's health care system has decided to remove a baby from life support, despite the parents protestations. The parents when to court. The court found in favor...
  • "Death panels" in Denmark

    01/16/2011 11:52:34 AM PST · by FMAC · 16 replies
    TV2 ^ | 1/16/2011
    Doctors at Herlev Hospital uses secret codes that can mean life or death for patients. A large number of patients in the medical department assigned codes "Minus ehm" and "Minus ITA", which means that the patient should not be resuscitated in the event of cardiac arrest and that the patient is forhĺndsudelukket from intensive care. In the lung diseases ward at Herlev Hospital is one in four patients who received codes. TV 2 | NEWS can reveal that it is not only terminally ill patients expected to die shortly, there are codes. Other patients assigned code.
  • She Told Us So

    12/30/2010 6:20:29 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 15 replies · 532+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 30, 2010 | By Cal Thomas
    Sarah Palin deserves an apology. When she said that the new health-care law would lead to "death panels" deciding who gets life-saving treatment and who does not, she was roundly denounced and ridiculed. Now we learn, courtesy of one of the ridiculers -- The New York Times -- that she was right. Under a new policy not included in the law for fear the administration's real end-of-life game would be exposed, a rule issued by the recess-appointed Dr. Donald M. Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • White House attempts to quiet revived talk of 'death panels'

    12/28/2010 3:35:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 4+ views
    the hill ^ | 12/27/10 | Jason Millman
    The Obama administration is trying to quiet talk about so-called “death panels” after The New York Times reported Sunday that a new Medicare regulation includes incentives for end-of-life-care planning. The Medicare policy will pay doctors for holding end-of-life-care discussions with patients, according to the Times. A similar provision was dropped from the new healthcare reform law after Republicans accused the administration of withholding care from the sick, elderly and disabled. However, an administration spokesman said the regulation, which is less specific than the reform law's draft language, is actually a continuation of a policy enacted under former President George W....
  • Obama Embraces 'Death Panel' Concept in Medicare Rule

    12/27/2010 6:42:57 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax ^ | December 26, 2010 | Unknown
    During the stormy debate over his healthcare plan, President Barack Obama promised his program would not "pull the plug on grandma," and Congress dropped plans for death panels and "end of life" counseling that would encourage aged patients from partaking in costly medical procedures. Opponents of Obama's plan, including former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, dubbed such efforts as "death panels" that would encourage euthanasia. But on Dec. 3, the Obama administration seemingly flouted the will of Congress by issuing a new Medicare regulation detailing "voluntary advance care planning" that is to be included during patients' annual checkups. The regulation aimed...
  • Krugman Endorses Death Panels

    11/16/2010 6:12:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 16, 2010 | Staff
    Health Reform: The left's favorite economist, who condemned others for saying ObamaCare would require death panels, now admits they are real and necessary. The way to control costs, he says, is death and taxes. Paul Krugman has long extolled the virtues of Britain's National Health Service and its National Institute for Clinical Excellence with the Orwellian acronym of NICE. Krugman has been anything but nice to NHS critics and those who've said that what have been called its "death panels" would be brought to America via ObamaCare. In a roundtable discussion on ABC's "This Week," the New York Times columnist...
  • Krugman: Death Panels, VAT Will Fix Debt Crisis

    11/14/2010 4:14:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies · 2+ views
    NewsMax ^ | November 14, 2010
    Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says the only way the U.S. will get its debt crisis under control is by the use of "death panels" and a national sales tax. The national sales tax, referred to as VAT (value-added tax) and widely used by governments across Europe, will help cut the U.S deficit, Krugman argues. Krugman made his comments on ABC's “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” during a roundtable discussion about the economy and the recent findings of the U.S. Debt Reduction Commission. Here's the key excerpt: "Some years down the pike, we're going to get the...
  • Administration comes clean, explains death panels

    04/28/2010 11:45:12 AM PDT · by aquapub · 15 replies · 909+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4-28-10 | Robert Moon
    Obama's Office of Management and Budget Director, Peter Orszag, has now indirectly admitted that ObamaCare will impose a system of rationing through the newly-created "Independent Payment Advisory Board."
  • Help me with "death / life Panels"

    03/03/2010 10:41:41 AM PST · by agooga · 4 replies · 198+ views
    3/3/10 | Me
    Olberman is on the air advocating that the health care bill does or should contain a provision for a "life panel." He describes this as merely the ability for your doctor to give you advice about palliative care if you should wish it AND be able to bill the insurance company for his or her time for the consultation. My BS meter is off the charts-- when has a doctor had his bill for a consultation refused by the insurance companies? Does this happen? Especially if this particular consultation would greatly reduce their expenses for providing continued expensive therapies?
  • Death panels? What death panels? A dramatization of Obamacare

    11/25/2009 6:30:48 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 362+ views
    A recently uncovered dramatization of Obamacare (with thanks to Monty Python).
  • House, Senate panels ready to investigate Fort Hood shootings

    11/14/2009 9:30:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 573+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/09 | Roxana Tiron
    Congressional panels in both chambers will look into the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, which left 13 dead and at least 30 wounded. Military prosecutors on Thursday charged Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, with 13 initial counts of premeditated murder. Hasan opened fire on a soldier processing center on the Texas base on Nov. 6.
  • Death Panels by Proxy

    09/25/2009 8:12:17 AM PDT · by MadisonReagan · 5 replies · 573+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/25/09 | Washington Times
    Yes, there are death panels. Its members won't even know whose deaths they are causing. But under the health care bill sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, death panels will indeed exist - oh so cleverly disguised as accountants. The offending provision is on Pages 80-81 of the unamended Baucus bill....
  • Any Freepers who own solar panels or co-gen?

    09/16/2009 8:55:30 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 62 replies · 1,660+ views
    None ^ | 16 Sept 2009 | self
    I'm looking at my electrical bill and was wondering if it might be worthwhile for me to investigate either solar or natural gas co-generation systems to reduce the monthly bill. Are there any freepers who have walked this path and can give advice? I live in Colorado where NG is locally produced and relatively cheap and I get 6 hrs of sunlight per day on average.
  • Fact of the Day: Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Obamacare, and Death Panels

    08/29/2009 6:41:13 AM PDT · by kindred · 19 replies · 1,460+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 8/27/2009 | Ray Harvey
    Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Obamacare, and Death Panels by rayharvey on August 27, 2009 Poor misunderstood Ezekiel J. Emanuel. Ezekiel, if you don’t know, is the older brother of the statist Rahm Emanuel, and recently Ezekiel got his feeling hurt. In an interview he just gave the Associated Press, Monday (August 24th), Ezekiel said this: “I’m completely dumbfounded. I’ve been in academic disputes before, but I never thought I’d be disparaged on Sunday morning talk shows and in the papers, being distorted in ways that can only be described as willful and intentional.” What Ezekiel Emanuel is referring to here is...
  • Media Treatment Of Sarah Palin: Where In Her Quote Did She Say “Could Kill My Down Syndrome Baby?”

    08/12/2009 6:23:35 AM PDT · by 84rules · 7 replies · 858+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 12, 2009 | 84rules
    You see it repeated all over the web, but nobody on the left ever bothered to check its validity. Where in her quote did Gov. Palin say: "could kill my Down Syndrome baby?" Media Treatment Of Sarah Palin: Where In Her Quote Did She Say “Could Kill My Down Syndrome Baby?”84rules August 12, 2009
  • Rare Maya panels found in Guatemala

    03/12/2009 10:57:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,280+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/09 | Sarah Grainger
    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Archeologists have uncovered carved stucco panels depicting cosmic monsters, gods and serpents in Guatemala's northern jungle that are the oldest known depictions of a famous Mayan creation myth. The newly discovered panels, both 26 feet long and stacked on top of each other, were created around 300 BC and show scenes from the core Mayan mythology, the Popol Vuh. It took investigators three months to uncover the carvings while excavating El Mirador, the biggest ancient Mayan city in the world, the site's head researcher, Richard Hansen, said on Wednesday. The Maya built soaring temples and elaborate...
  • Not so Green Solar Energy

    01/18/2009 10:17:32 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | 1/18/09 | Otis A. Glazebrook IV
    You think solar electrical generation is going to save you or the Planet? Think again. While it is true that photovoltaic solar panels do not pollute while they are producing electricity -- what about the manufacturing process? What happens when these panels reach the end of their projected lifecycle in twenty-five years? (This is, by the way, an optimistic view of their useful life.) Those questions are addressed in a study by the watchdog group Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. "Green Power" is being hyped as the "Safe Solution." It is anything but safe -- when all factors are considered. Here...
  • Heads Up: Show about Mansion powered by Solar Arrays.

    08/06/2008 12:41:57 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 37 replies · 161+ views
    DirecTV Guide | 8/06/2008 | DGHoodini
    Those of you who have read earlier threads, may rtemember me mentioning a show about a man that went from a $37,000 a year electric bill, to a $13 a year bill for admin/clerical charge. That man, is Larry Hagman. Tonight, Wednesday, 8/06/2008 on DirecTV, Planet Green Ch#286, will air the 'Living with Ed'(Begley episode that tours Larry Hagmans house, with all the "green" features he has installed.
  • CIA Sends Finished 9/11 Report to Panels

    08/23/2005 5:09:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 678+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/23/05 | Katherine Shrader - AP
    WASHINGTON - CIA Director Porter Goss personally delivered to Congress the findings of the agency's inspector general report on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, opening a debate about how much of the highly classified and critical document should be made public. The report, which congressional officials had yet to review Tuesday evening, is a hard-hitting chronicle of actions taken by individuals and the CIA bureaucracy before the attacks nearly four years ago. The findings are expected to highlight failures of specific individuals, according to present and former government officials speaking on condition of anonymity. Goss had told Congress earlier...
  • The Whizzinator: A House Panel's No. 1 Priority(your tax dollars at work barf alert)

    05/18/2005 7:32:08 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 3,758+ views ^ | 5 18 05 | Mark Leibovich
    Every so often, in the hushed galleries of Congress, history unfolds in a manner that casts the momentous business of Capitol Hill in stark, even humbling relief. Then there are moments spent discussing the Whizzinator. Yesterday morning in Room 2123 of the Rayburn Building, Rep. Bart Stupak, a sober-voiced Democrat from Michigan, held up an advertisement for the "drug-test subversion device," which received national attention last week when it was learned that an NFL player had been detained at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after authorities found the state-of-the-art prosthetic in his luggage (with a packet of dehydrated urine). The player...
  • House Panels Urges Uniform Steroids Policy

    03/10/2005 9:56:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 293+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/05 | Howard Fendrich - AP
    WASHINGTON - With Congress and Major League Baseball embroiled in a fight over steroids, the chairman of a House panel said Thursday that all major U.S. sports leagues should work toward a single testing plan. "Our elite athletic organizations, both professional and amateur, should establish uniform, world-class, drug-testing standards that are as consistent and robust as our criminal laws in this area," said Rep. Cliff Stearns (news, bio, voting record), R-Fla. "Nothing less should be tolerated." Stearns' comments came at the opening of a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee he chairs. Labor lawyers from Major League Baseball...
  • CA: Boards and Panels Add to Bureaucratic Framework (6 new 'uns, 10 renewed for 5 more years)

    09/06/2004 9:25:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 213+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/6/04 | Patrick McGreevy
    Just barely into its latest diet, the state is already backsliding. A month after a task force appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recommended that 118 state boards and commissions be abolished, the state Legislature has approved the creation of a half-dozen panels and extended the life of 10 others by up to five years. Assemblymen John Campbell (R-Irvine) and Ray Haynes (R-Murrieta) are keeping a tally. "We are headed in exactly the opposite direction that the California Performance Review wants us to go," said Haynes, referring to the governor's reform group. "It is just creating new bureaucracy." There are already...

    01/17/2004 7:47:48 AM PST · by diotima · 42 replies · 190+ views
    ACU ^ | 1/17/04 | Diotima
      ****THURSDAY, JANUARY 22**** 11:00 Welcome to the 31th Annual CPAC David A. Keene, American Conservative Union Foundation   11:15 State of the Movement Rep. Mike Pence (IN-6) Introduction: David A. Keene, American Conservative Union Foundation   11:45 Presentation of the Conservative Journalism AwardRecipient: TBAPresenter: Terry Jeffrey, Human Events   2:00 Vice President Dick Cheney   Introduction: David A. Keene, American Conservative Union Foundation     EMCEE Notra Trulock, Accuracy in Media   2:45 Judicial Tyranny Sen. John Cornyn (TX) Invited Lynn Hogue, Southeastern Legal Foundation Bill Saunders, Family Research Council Moderator: Richard Lessner, Ph.D., American Conservative Union Foundation...
  • CA: Panels carve out midyear budget cuts

    01/24/2003 9:00:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 192+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/24/03 | John Hill
    <p>Legislative committees approved midyear budget cuts Thursday, but Republicans and Gov. Gray Davis said they fell short of what's needed to put the brakes on the state's fiscal crisis.</p> <p>"Unfortunately, they didn't go nearly far enough," Davis, a Democrat, said in a prepared statement. "We are facing an unprecedented problem, and we won't solve it by nibbling around the edges."</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 11-03-02

    11/03/2002 10:25:39 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 2 replies · 224+ views
    NASA ^ | 11-03-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 November 3 The International Space Station Expands Again Credit: STS-112 Shuttle Crew, NASA Explanation: The developing International Space Station (ISS) has changed its appearance yet again. Last month the Space Shuttle Atlantis visited the ISS and installed the third of eleven pieces that will compose the Integrated Truss Structure. The new S-1 Truss is visible on the right, below the extended solar panels across the top. The...