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Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 6711
Registered: Nov-04
Well folks, I have found another interesting topic/movie. If you haven't seen the movie SICKO, do so. It is quite interesting. I used to hate the French cause of what I had seen on tv/news, but now I realize they're quite a unique bunch. I can't believe Cuba offers better service than you guys.
How can those criminals/terroriest be treated better than 911 people and normal citizens?? Didn't idiot Bush make it sound like those thugs/criminals were being punished in a "special" prison??
I thought Canada had great medicare, now I see we don't come anywhere near France/Cuba. Canada has the same greedy hospitals and drug companies leeching off the average people. The only difference I see between Canada and USA is, the leeches here also get paid by the government (which belongs to citizens).
When will anything be done to stop this maddness? It seems no one cares as long as they get to buy million dollar houses and expensive cars. What a shame.
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 4439
Registered: Jul-06
SICKO = what you are if you believe a Michael Moore movie
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 6714
Registered: Nov-04
MS be serious man. Don't be immature. Do some research for yourself then make comments.
Like everything in life, nothing's 100% true/real, but there are some truth mixed in. So if you dismiss it cause you hate so and so, then you're missing the boat completely.
Probably the same reason why no one really cares about global warming. Most non believers say, earth is too "big", it's still too cold so it can't happen, "not all" scientists agree so it can't be all that bad etc...
I think people need to band together and do something about it.
 

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Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 706
Registered: Apr-06
michael moore films are biased and you actually need to do some research before you mack those comments.
end this thread for isaac being a hypocrite
 

Bronze Member
Username: Fred_sanford

Huntsville, Alabama Usa

Post Number: 26
Registered: Nov-07
michael moore is the sicko! if cubas medical system is so great why is miami full of cubans?and you don't see many boats of refugees trying to snick into cuba either.and as far as global warming is concerned the earth has warmed by 1.5 degrees f. over the last 100 years but if you check back futher you will see we are really still cooler than the earths long term average. need proof? the english were growing grapes and making wine in the 12th thru 14 century. england is now way to cold to do that.(take a look at a globe,england is as far north as alberta canada) don't believe everything you see or what what anybody tells you ,check for yourself.
 

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Username: Carguy

Post Number: 6715
Registered: Nov-04
Fred do you watch the news? Call your local news station or google. Not trying to sound rude, but how did you manage to miss all the news on ice caps melting and extreme temperature changes in Europe?? Just curious, what do you think GLOBAL WARMING is all about? Tell me in your own term. Don't repeat what google says.

Kyle, don't concentrate on minor things. Like I said, look at the bigger picture. Let's say Michael's movie is 99% fake. Did you see the cost of medical supplies? How come you skipped over France and Canada's medicare system? Can you name one family where they didn't lose thousands of dollars due to hospital visit/treatment? Why do you get so blind sided by petty things? If you take away our almost free medicare system, we're just as screwed as the states. The precriptions cost as much as there. This is probably due to the fact that the same greedy drug companies there, also sell it here.
Anyways, it DOESN'T matter whether you hate michael or not. Look what's happening around you.
 

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Username: Fred_sanford

Huntsville, Alabama Usa

Post Number: 33
Registered: Nov-07
I said the temp. has risen by 1.5 degrees over the last 100 years .that is not up for debate,but as far as the ice caps melting, the antartic icecap is still getting THICKER not thinner.the edges of the artic icecap have got thinner due to changes in ocean currents.this happens every 30to50 years naturally without any help from us.Oh by the way, if global warming is having such a huge effect why was the hottest year on record according to NASA 1934? I used to believe in man made global warming til I stopped reading just the headlines and started checking the real facts on the subject.before Al Gores movie "the inconveniant thruth" was shown in english schools they had to add a disclaimer to the begining that their were over a dozen "mistakes" in the facts!im not the one who needs to spend time on google,i already did.
 

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Username: Carguy

Post Number: 6718
Registered: Nov-04
Whoa, where do you get your facts from? So you're saying ice caps are getting THICKER? Show me proof. It's too easy to start insulting. Since that won't accomplish anything, I'll be civil.
You still haven't defined what "global warming" is to you. According to your post, it doesn't exist. If that's the case, I'm sure you don't believe the ozone layers are getting tinner due to man made polutions, the temperature is not rising, the heat waves in Europe is just someone's imagination, the ice caps aren't melting (getting thicker according to you), and there's nothing wrong with medical system in states? Are you living in a fantasy world?
Let's say the hottest day occured in 1934. What does that accomplish? A few days of hot weather in North America DOES NOT melt ice caps. What melts them are rising temperature around the world for extended period of time.
I'll give you a better example. Take out an 2 ice cubes and put them on a table. Let one sit near a fire place for 5 seconds, 2nd one in a room temperature for 5 minutes.
Can you tell me which one melted away? That's the analogy you're using with "hottest year in 1934" example.

All I wanted to point out was that, France and Canada had good medical system, and it didn't need to cost so much for people to get help. I think states will never have free medical system cause of people like you. If no one sees any problem, then nothing will change.
Next time you hear/see more ice caps melting in the news, are you going to accept the facts or just convince yourself that they're really getting thicker?
 

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Username: Northomaha

Post Number: 632
Registered: Mar-06
I think overall Moore's message is more right than wrong. After looking into the issue after watching the movie I found that many of his main points are more or less correct. It is Michael Moore so I take those dramatic examples with a grain of salt but our medical system is broken here. The insurance and pharmaceutical companies have far too much control over our current system. It needs to be fixed, if we don't switch to socialized medicine the government should put moderate price controls on medicine on the market. If you don't agree with this you also mine as well subscribe to the "I'm in denial and global warming isn't happening" theory.
 

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Username: Tejcurrent

Post Number: 903
Registered: Apr-07
I think overall he's a fatass idiot. I refuse to argue over the truth, becuase we can swap internet sources all day. To say the movie is without bias means you're either ignorant or naive. Also if you look at history the earth heated up and cooled down mutiple times, there are scientists right now that are arguing that we are entering an ice age

My father has cancer and no insurance. As a family growing up we truly felt the pain of raising medical costs as he paid over $100,000 out of pocket to get chemo and bone marrow transplants (and several operations after that). I've seen him take pills that cost more than $100 a piece. But because we don't have socialized health care he got the treatment he paid for. He got immediate care instead of being put on a waiting list. Sure it's expensive, but he's alive. I have family in Canada and after paying out the azz in taxes, they get put on a waiting list for important surgeries and some people die before getting treated.


There are arguements both ways, and again, we can all sit here and swap incorrect internet sources and facts, but think about this: will someone else actually change YOUR thoughts on it? If no, then why would you change theres?
 

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Username: Fred_sanford

Huntsville, Alabama Usa

Post Number: 34
Registered: Nov-07
your right , no one needs to get mad here.their are sources all over the internet going both ways.if you want some of my sources try www.boortz.com this guy is a little off the wall but he can back up his facts.i have already said twice in this thread that global warming is happening right now,i just don't think we caused it because it has happened before.
 

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Username: Fred_sanford

Huntsville, Alabama Usa

Post Number: 35
Registered: Nov-07
oh, and on the medical side if I need a heart bypass I had rather pay for it than be put on a waiting list for 6 months to a year just to see the specialist. does our medical system need some help,YES. but do you want the same goverment that botched the katrina recovery running your health care? can you think of anything the goverment does better than the private sector?besides if we go to a socialist health care system were will the people from canada have to go to get health care? no joke, that happens every day and you want a health care system just like theirs?
 

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Username: Tejcurrent

Post Number: 905
Registered: Apr-07
^ your last point is so true. I read a complaint about illegal immigrants, and it took me a minute to realize they were complaining about people sneaking in from Canada.
 

Gold Member
Username: Tatonka

-[Team Audib...

Post Number: 1101
Registered: Mar-07
Who cares?
It will all be over in 2012 anyways lol.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mrdark

Post Number: 245
Registered: Dec-04
All I know is, I currently don't have insurance, and I had a seizure while driving and my girl had to take the wheel and drive me to emergency...They didn't do $hit but take my blood pressure and ask me some stupid "what's your name" type questions, told me I might have a brain tumor, and reccommended that I lie down on a gourney...well I lay there for 30 min or so and NOBODY, nurses, orderlys, doctors, NOBODY asked me how I was or what was wrong with me...So we left and the next day I scheduled a doctor's appointment, they took some blood, ran some tests, declared my blood to be normal and reccomended that I go in for MRI on my head. Which I did, they said that w/o insurance it would be about a G or so...I thought better safe than sorry. MRI was clean, took about 20 min. $2700 or so for the MRI, $487 for the blood/lab work, and $68 for the BS Emergency room visit. BUCK THE SYSTEM.
 

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Username: M0nkeyman692

Post Number: 409
Registered: Feb-07
im just a kid and i dont know much about global warming and insurance and stuff.

but what is your opinion on the ozone?
is it actually getting thinner. and is it because of us if it is?
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 6720
Registered: Nov-04
The health care in Canada used to be one of the best. It got worse as more immigrants from OTHER countries came here to get free care (they duplicate the health card). You have no idea how many illegal people cross the border to get free medical. Our stupid governements are too slow to catch them. This is why there are so many waiting lists. However, for most things you get help without paying thousands. For example, if you get shot, break a leg, get stabbed, pass out, etc all get medical attention without being filtered out based on income level.
The ones that are going to the states for treatments are mostly the rich that want "extra" service. Who can blame them? If you had millions of dollars to burn, why would you settle for hospitals that "everyone" goes to?
Anyway you look at it, I feel bad for you guys with no health insurance. I'd be afraid to get sick.

Nick V, 2012 will be an interesting year, especially on Dec 21st!
FYI, the world probably won't end, but it could be the beginning of something big?
 

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Username: Jkidder

Gunshine , State Flawda

Post Number: 2875
Registered: Nov-05
2012, the odyssey
 

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Username: M0nkeyman692

Post Number: 410
Registered: Feb-07
whats supposed to happen in 12'
 

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Username: Nyyfan13

Fi SSD USA

Post Number: 7487
Registered: Jul-06
Nothing good. JK, school him bud.

But let me ask you guys something. For those of you who do believe in global warming, do you guys do your part to prevent it? Or are you just another person walking around complaining about it but then go get in your truck and drive home?
 

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Username: Tatonka

-[Team Audib...

Post Number: 1106
Registered: Mar-07
Messing up the Earth is an everyday part of our lives, just like waking up with the ever friendly mornin' b0ner.
You can complain all you want about it, but still in some way you will contribute to it. SO lets just live out these last few years, and for every animal that a vegetarian doesn't eat, I'll eat three.
-Nick
 

Gold Member
Username: Jkidder

Gunshine , State Flawda

Post Number: 2877
Registered: Nov-05
we're descendants from a race of entities far far away.
 

Silver Member
Username: M0nkeyman692

Post Number: 414
Registered: Feb-07
im so confused haha....... whats going on it 2012
 

Bronze Member
Username: Snowball123

West Allis, WI United States

Post Number: 54
Registered: Oct-07
hey monkeyman. were you selling the autotek amp on ebay?
 

Bronze Member
Username: Snowball123

West Allis, WI United States

Post Number: 56
Registered: Oct-07
ops nevermind. forget what i said.
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