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Push In Kandahar Is Under Way

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 30, 2010

Kandahar Shaping Operations Under Way, Official Says

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2010 – U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan are laying the groundwork for their much-anticipated efforts to combat extremists in Kandahar, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said in a Pentagon news conference today.

Morrell said combat operations will begin in earnest in the coming weeks. But in the meantime, he said, troops are engaged in what military officials refer to as “shaping” operations in preparation for the upcoming offensive there.

“The truth is they have begun,” Morrell said of shaping operations taking place in Kandahar, the spiritual center of the Taliban. “They have been months in the making.”

A U.S. Stryker brigade combat team arrived in southern Afghanistan last summer, marking the beginning of operations there. The Stryker vehicles are used to secure routes in and out of Afghanistan’s second-largest city, while other preparatory work, such as tribal engagements by U.S. special operations forces, are also under way.

Shuras – meetings of influential community leaders – are a critical component to shaping the eventual operation by gaining local support, Morrell said.

“So clearly, a lot of the preparatory work, the shaping operations that will be essential to ultimate success in Kandahar, are under way, and have been under way, frankly, for months now,” he said.

Morrell wouldn’t speculate on a timetable for major offensives to begin in Kandahar, but more forces will be dedicated to operations there in the weeks ahead, he said. More civilian support also will be required from NATO and the Afghan government to be successful there, he added.

“Ultimately, we need a more sizeable force to be successful there than we currently have in place,” he said.

Coalition and Afghan security forces are building on successful operations in Helmand province to launch similar operations in Kandahar city and province. However, Morrell stressed that forces in Kandahar would constitute more of a “facilitating” role, because the city has “some semblance of government control, unlike Marja, which was mostly entirely in the hands of the Taliban.

“There may be some foundation on which to build,” he said of operations in Kandahar and its government. “Therefore we would more in the role of facilitating additional government assets and support and security elements coming in, and that they could be more the providers of security and better government services.”

Kandahar will be an important operation to establish security in the country. The operation alone will not decide the overall outcome in Afghanistan, but it’s a necessary step to root out the Taliban, given the city’s historical significance to the Taliban movement, Morrell said.

“[Kandahar] is the likely next stop on a 12-to-18-month-long campaign,” he said. “It will clearly be a very important operation. We certainly hope it will be one that will break the back, to a large extent, of the Taliban who have called it home and who have used it as a sanctuary for some time.”

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Kandahar Operations Kill Terrorists

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 30, 2010

Combined Forces Kill, Detain Militants

American Forces Press Service
KABUL, March 30, 2010 – Afghan and international forces killed several militants and detained numerous suspected militants in recent operations, military officials reported.

No Afghan civilians were harmed in the operations, officials said.

— An Afghan-international security force detained several suspected insurgents for further questioning after searching a compound in north Kandahar city last night.

— In Paktika province’s Bermal district last night, several militants were killed when they threatened a combined Afghan-international security team. The combined force detained several additional militants and found automatic rifles and multiple rocket-propelled grenades at the compound.

— In Wardak province’s Sayyidabad district last night, an Afghan-international force captured a Taliban weapons facilitator accused of buying and selling large amounts of weapons, munitions and explosives for other militant networks. The security force also detained a few other suspected militants.

— In Zabul province’s Shinkai district last night, a combined force went to a rural area where intelligence information indicated militant activity. Two militants engaged the approaching force and were killed. During a follow-on search the combined force found radios, an automatic rifle, ammunition and a rocket launcher with multiple rounds.

— In Farah province’s Shewan district yesterday, an Afghan civilian turned in two 155 mm rounds and an improvised explosive device to a security force.

— On March 28, a combined Afghan-international force noticed suspicious movements in an uninhabited area outside of Shindand in Herat province and launched an illumination round. Insurgents then opened fire on the force, causing no injuries. The security force returned fire with small arms and mortar fire, forcing the insurgents to flee. Upon searching the area, the security force found more than 300 pounds of explosives, an 82 mm mortar round, four artillery shells, two grenades, three anti-tank rockets, a 122 mm anti-tank round and small-arms ammunition. The cache was destroyed.

(From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command news release.)

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César Chelala, MD, PhD: If We Don’t Admit The Tragic Dimension Of War We Will Be Cursed By Its Consequences

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 27, 2010

That is just stupid!!!

“War, we should sadly acknowledge, is not a Nintendo game. And innocent people’s lives are not expendable. If we don’t admit the tragic dimension of war we will be cursed by its consequences.” César Chelala, MD, PhD http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/03/24-2
Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by CommonDreams.org
“Trivializing War”

So, we can escape consequence by admitting something?

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Moral Outrage @ WordPress Is Complaining About “Plagerism” sic

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 27, 2010

Comment from moraloutrage

2010/03/27 at 7:19am

In your discourse in favor of drone warfare, I notice you don’t touch on the report that the civilian fatality rate from drone attacks has been 32 percent (since 2004)?

http://moraloutrage.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/drone-warfare-is-not-a-nintendo-game/

P.S. – Larry, after your comments on plagerism, I was amused to see your title “Drone Warfare Is Not A Nintendo Game …”

Moral Outrage on plagerism

My response to Moral Outrage:
Subject:
“Drone Warfare Is Not A Nintendo Game’

Sat, March 27, 2010 4:02:46 PM
From:
Larry Barnes

Moral Outrage @gmail.com
I’m glad to see you are interested in the rules governing plagerism (sic)(plagiarism).

Plagiarism, as defined in the 1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, is the “use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.”

American author Jonathan Lethem delivered a passionate defense of plagiarism in his 2007 essay “The ecstasy of influence: A plagiarism” in Harper’s. He wrote: “The kernel, the soul—let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the actual and valuable material of all human utterances—is plagiarism” and “Don’t pirate my editions; do plunder my visions. The name of the game is Give All. You, reader, are welcome to my stories. They were never mine in the first place, but I gave them to you.”

Notice in my title the ” , but “. This makes my work a rhetorical response to an original work. If you know for a fact that rhetorical responses require that care which would hinder such use or require me to properly attribute to an author of such statements, you are sadly undereducated.

You, of course, are not claiming to be the author of the original thought. Your claim to such would be………..
“FRONTLINE: digital nation: our latest: war by remote …War as video game. This is what have we become. To not have to look the person in the face when killing them ”

………….ridiculous.

“War, we should sadly acknowledge, is not a Nintendo game. And innocent people’s lives are not expendable. If we don’t admit the tragic dimension of war we will be cursed by its consequences.” César Chelala, MD, PhD http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/03/24-2
Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by CommonDreams.org
“Trivializing War”

And so we see that we have not discovered the author of the original “thought”.

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Taliban In The Nad-e Ali District Of Helmand

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 26, 2010

Forces in Afghanistan Detain Suspects, Seize Weapons

American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2010 – Afghan and international forces detained several suspected insurgents in Marja, Afghanistan, yesterday and found numerous weapons caches in recent operations, military officials reported.

Officials also provided details on two incidents involving civilian casualties.

In the Marja operation, a combined Afghan-international force searched a compound in the southeastern part of the town in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province after intelligence information indicated militant activity. During the search, the combined force detained several suspected insurgents for further questioning.

In Ghazni province last night, an International Security Assistance Force patrol recovered a weapons cache after it was reported by an Afghan civilian. The cache contained a hand grenade, 62 mortar fuses and shotgun ammunition.

An ISAF patrol in the Maidan Shahr district of Wardak province last night found a weapons cache containing a 107 mm rocket, four rocket fuses, two 82 mm mortar rounds, two mortar fuses and nine Russian-made projectile fuses.

In the Bala Boluk district of Farah province yesterday, a combined Afghan-international patrol found a cache containing more than a half ton of suspected ammonium nitrate, a banned fertilizer often used in making homemade bombs.

An Afghan-international patrol in Helmand’s Nad-e Ali district found a cache containing seven assault rifles, two shotguns, a rifle, two 9 mm pistols, various machine-gun ammunition, pressure-plate initiation devices and various bomb-making materials.

Another Afghan-international patrol in Nad-e Ali found a cache containing 15 82 mm mortar rounds, a rocket-propelled grenade and two fragmentation charges, each containing 25 pounds of homemade explosives.

In other news from Afghanistan, three injured children were brought to an ISAF forward operating base near Tarin Kowt today after ISAF soldiers had completed a training exercise involving live ammunition. They received immediate medical attention and were evacuated for further treatment, although none of the injuries initially appear to be life-threatening, officials said.

An investigation is under way, officials said, and compensation for injuries or property damage caused by ISAF activities will be offered according to local customs.

Meanwhile, preliminary investigation results of a March 24 incident in the Bak district of Khost province indicate that a combined ISAF-Afghan force accidentally caused the deaths of two civilians and injuries to four others when the force was returning indirect fire against an insurgent attack nearby.

The injured civilians initially were brought to a nearby military compound by villagers. Afghan commandos and coalition medics provided immediate medical treatment, and the injured people subsequently were taken to an ISAF military hospital for further treatment.

A boy later was taken to Bagram Airfield for more treatment, and three other injured civilians were treated at the hospital and released.

After the incident, Afghan and coalition leaders immediately met with village elders and relatives to help determine the cause of the incident. The governor and subgovernor also were notified.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this terrible accident and their families,” said Navy Capt. Jane Campbell, ISAF Joint Command spokeswoman. “We take accidents such as this very seriously, and we incorporate investigative findings into our operations to improve our procedures. We remain fully committed to the people of Afghanistan, and we take every precaution to prevent civilian casualties.”

(Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command news releases.)

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Mohannad Rahman Salim Muhaymid al-Ani Reported Killed in Baghdad

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 26, 2010

Key al-Qaida Leader Reported Killed in Baghdad

American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2010 – The suspected Baghdad “sharia emir” for al-Qaida in Iraq was killed today during a combined security operation in the northern part of the Iraqi capital, military officials reported.

A sharia emir is responsible for enforcing radical religious rules imposed by groups such as al-Qaida and the Taliban.

Acting on a warrant issued by an Iraqi judge, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched for Sinan, also known as Mohannad Rahman Salim Muhaymid al-Ani, who is believed to be one of the primary approval authorities for al-Qaida in Iraq attacks and assassinations in the Baghdad region.

Before beginning their search, security team members directed those inside a targeted building to come out in an orderly fashion. One man instead fled to the rooftop and jumped to an adjacent building, eventually making his way to the ground and hiding in a stairwell.

Realizing he was surrounded, he first approached the security team as if to surrender. But as he got near, he lunged at a security team member and tried to wrestle away his firearm. Other security team members shot the man, who died at the scene. He later was identified as the wanted man.

No one else was killed or wounded during the operation, officials said.

After preliminary questioning and an initial examination of evidence at the scene, Iraqi forces arrested three of the man’s suspected criminal accomplices.

In other news from Iraq, Iraqi forces captured a suspected regional al-Qaida in Iraq leader during a combined operation today in Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad.

Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader, who is believed to have been involved in planning multiple coordinated vehicle-borne bombing attacks against the Iraqi government, several of which have taken place in Baghdad.

(Compiled from U.S. Forces Iraq news releases.)

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Drone Warfare Is Not A Nintendo Game, But Enemy Propaganda Is A Cause Célèbre

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 26, 2010

War, we should sadly acknowledge, is not a Nintendo game.
bin Laden has observed that 90 percent of his battle is waged in the media.

CIA director Michael Hayden has said that “By making a safe haven feel less safe, we keep Al Qaeda guessing. We make them doubt their allies; question their methods, their plans, even their priorities,” he explained. Hayden went on to say that the key outcome of the drone attacks was that “we force them to spend more time and resources on self-preservation, and that distracts them, at least partially and at least for a time, from laying the groundwork for the next attack.” Since law-enforcement authorities have uncovered few serious plans against U.S. or European targets, the plan seams to work, at least in part.

Privately, American officials rave about the drone program. One former Bush administration official said that the drones had so crimped militant activity in FATA that they had begun discussing a move to Yemen or Somalia. It has been pointed out that the number people spying on Al Qaeda and the Taliban that have been killed has risen dramatically in the past year. The obvious sign that that the militants are turning on themselves in an effort to root out the sources intelligence for the often pinpoint intelligence that has led to the deaths of close to half of the top militant leaders in the area under attack.

When the dead leaders are replaced by more junior members of the group they lack the experience and quality of leadership. Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence testified befor Congress, reporting that “replacing the loss of key leaders, since 2008, in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas has proved difficult for Al Qaeda.” And that is the point of major significance, the quantity of fighters is not as important as the quality of leadership. Bad leadership can march superior numbers into battle only to see them slaughtered.

The truth of the effectiveness and the pain that the drone program has inflicted on Al Qaeda surely must be a reduction in the number of audio and videotapes that the terrorist group has released through its propaganda arm. bin Laden has observed that 90 percent of his battle is waged in the media, and the leftards have joined the battle. As Sahab authored close to 100 tapes in 2007. After the drone war started in 2008, the number of releases dropped by a significant number, again, clear indication that the group’s leaders were in disarray and concerned more with their survival then propaganda.

Between 2002 and 2004, al Qaeda leaders had opted for the perceived safety of Pakistan’s teeming, anonymous cities. They failed to realize that activities such as making cell phone calls or making Internet connections targeted their locations exactly or or provided clues as to the whereabouts of Al Qaeda operatives. As a result, in the first few years after September 11, many key Al Qaeda operatives were captured. Following a series of arrests, Al Qaeda members and remaining leadership moved to the areas of Pakistan not tightly controlled by the central government, this made them easy targets in the drone war.

There has been a concerted effort to inform the Pakistan people about the dangers of the Taliban, al Qaeda nexus. Dramatic efforts to drag the civil population in the war has resulted in a muted anti-government campaign in their MSM and a feeling that such propaganda is an unpopular form of expression. Terrorist attacks on civilians generally are a concession that they have lost, or have diminishing support. Taliban and al Qaeda YouTube channels have engaged in a war of words with Pro-Pakistan Patriotism YouTube channels, a bald face admission that they fear the loss of the educated and prosperous sectors of the population. The areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas which are subject to strikes by “drones”, are barren earth to grow a YouTube audience. Conversely, the well educated, connected population centers that have been the point of attack from the terrorists, will generate a larger number of people committed to their defeat.

The conventional wisdom in the MSM and leftard bolggers is that the drone program is unpopular among Pakistanis. They of course ignore the people polled in the FATA that say the drone strikes are accurate and are damaging the militant organizations. Fewer than half said that anti-American sentiment in the area had increased due to the drone attacks. The only people surprised by this have never had a large group of religious nuts take over their neighborhood, kill their family, kidnap or rape their children and steal food or household furnishings, deliver night mail and institute a rule of law that violates their religious tenets. To them, the occasional missiles falling from the sky must look like a gift from God (Allah).

In any case, fears of infringement on their sovereignty and general anti-Americanism can be whipped up by the MSM and bloggers in America and Pakistan. Pakistan Priminister Gilani has told CNN that there was no agreement between his government and the Americans to allow the strikes. The experienced listener considers the fact that years old satellite photos reveal the presence of advanced drones on Pakistani soil. And a shallow parsing of this statement would reveal that it does not exclude the possibility that Pak military may be in control of the operational aspect of the drone attacks. Even the Senate “drone” Feinstein has said, “As I understand it, these are flown out of a Pakistani base.”

The militants have actually understood the political reality on the ground. They used the drone attacks as an excuse to strike. The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, has said that attacks were “in retaliation for the continued drone strikes by the U.S. in collaboration with Pakistan on our people.”

In large part due to terrorist, MSM and blogger propaganda the United States is the victim of an unfavorably opinion held by four out of five Pakistanis. This not being bad enough, a majority of Pakistani people blame the United States for the violence plaguing their country. I consider this to be a symptom of the old human conditioning to believe that “the enemy you know is better than the enemy you don’t know”.

Pakistani officials have gone to great pains to distance themselves from the drone attacks and at the same time taken no actions to stop them.

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Mr Obama, You Need To Know Income Is Earned, It Is Not Distributed

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 24, 2010

It is not social justice, it is not helpful, it is just welfare. And the history of welfare has shown it destroys the humanity of those who become dependent on it. Just look at the demonicRAT party, deadbeats, burdens on society and moral degenerates.

The NYT’s is just as unaware of reality as Obama

For all the political and economic certainties about health reform, one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government’s biggest attack on economic integrity since attacks on integrity began with the formation of the deminicRAT party.

Over most of that period cited by the NYT, The 1970’s to present, an article states that “government policy and market forces have been moving in the same direction, both increasing inequality.” Happy with their tried and true class warfare, the NYT states that “The pretax incomes of the wealthy have soared since the late 1970s, while their tax rates have fallen more than rates for the middle class and poor.” Failing to point out that demonicRATs have participated in the government that has ensured this condition exists and continues.

Nearly every major aspect of the health bill pushes in the direction of the destruction of the middle class. This fact helps explain why Mr. Obama was willing to spend so much political capital on the issue. Only a fool would say that destruction of the founding principle even though it did not appear to be his top priority as a presidential candidate. Beyond the health reform(Freedom Retardation Bill)’s damage to the medical system, it is the centerpiece of his deliberate effort to end what historians have called the age of Reagan and kill the last bastion of quality medical treatment in the world.

Speaking to an audience Obamazombies and puddle (of mud) Democratic legislators and White House aides who could not pass an FBI background check, Mr. Obama stated the obvious truth that health reform would “mark a new (reinvigorated, downward trend into a 1,000 years of darkness) season in America.” He added, “We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care.” Missing I guess the lesson from history that, “He who would trade liberty for security deserves neither.

Hopefully no one has noticed that the party of “no phone taps”, will now tap your medical records.

Continuing class warfare:
“The bill is the most sweeping piece of federal legislation since Medicare was passed in 1965. It aims to smooth out one of the roughest edges in American society — the inability of many people to afford medical care after they lose a job or get sick,” according to the NYT. But their most demented claim just happens to be that “it would do so in large measure by taxing the rich.” The taxation of the rich will in no “large measure” pay for the government mandates. The care will be paid for by rationing and reductions in the quality of care that those person would now receive under the present system. The system now allows all person to receive the same quality care regardless of ability to pay, proving the NYT is demented and lying to to promote their evil desires.

The NYT times reports that “A big chunk of the money to pay for the bill comes from lifting payroll taxes on households making more than $250,000, with the tax bill for households making more than $1 million a year to be $46,000.” This is an example of filling in the amount you want to pay and then worry about the truth later.

The low quality care will be foisted on those unwilling to buy quality insurance plans to benefits, meanwhile, those making less than $88,200 for a family of four, will find that the government does not have the funds to subsidize adequate care. Many of the poor are already covered by Medicaid and the option to just lower enrollment requirements and raise taxes is beyond the tyrants in the capitol. The common refrain that “Insurance costs are also likely to drop for higher-income workers at small companies”, is true, in that small companies will drop the coverage all together.

“Finally, the bill will also reduce a different kind of inequality. In the broadest sense, insurance is meant to spread the costs of an individual’s misfortune — illness, death, fire, flood — across society. Since the late 1970s, though, the share of Americans with health insurance has shrunk. As a result, the gap between the economic well-being of the sick and the healthy has been growing, at virtually every level of the income distribution.” reports the NYT. This statement is farce dissolving into tragedy. It is akin to saying that the number of people who have died is increasing every day, and to solve this problem well no longer observe Mondays and Fridays.

First of all, income is earned, it is not distributed. Second, they provide a glaring example of the ignorance of cause and effect, and what cause can be reasonably attributed to an effect. Third they state “the bill will also reduce a different kind of inequality”, then fail to explain how the “economic well-being of the sick” will be equalized with that of the well.

Lies about the projection of “95 percent of people” being “covered”, proves the old saying that figures lie and liars figure. The proposition that “affluent families” will benefit “by being able to buy a plan that can no longer charge more for pre-existing conditions”, denies the fact that all coverage will be more expensive even if they have no pre-existing condition. Being consoled by the fact that affluent families “insurance will be somewhat more expensive”, ignores the fact that it is already more expensive because of the uninsured.

“Maybe the bill’s attempts to hold down the recent growth of medical costs will prove a big success, or maybe the results will be modest and inadequate”, says the Times. But the word which will be used by thinking persons, and the Times did not use, is disaster.

“Legislative majorities come and go,” David Frum, said on Sunday. “This health care bill is forever”, maybe, but it will never affect me. I am not going to pay for it, every law has loop holes.

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Obama: Americans Do Not Deserve To Prosper

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 24, 2010

The NYT’s concurs

For all the political and economic certainties about health reform, one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government’s biggest attack on economic integrity since attacks on integrity began with the formation of the deminicRAT party.

Over most of that period cited by the NYT, The 1970’s to present, an article states that “government policy and market forces have been moving in the same direction, both increasing inequality.” Happy with their tried and true class warfare, the NYT states that “The pretax incomes of the wealthy have soared since the late 1970s, while their tax rates have fallen more than rates for the middle class and poor.” Failing to point out that demonicRATs have participated in the government that has ensured this condition exists and continues.

Nearly every major aspect of the health bill pushes in the direction of the destruction of the middle class. This fact helps explain why Mr. Obama was willing to spend so much political capital on the issue. Only a fool would say that destruction of the founding principle even though it did not appear to be his top priority as a presidential candidate. Beyond the health reform(Freedom Retardation Bill)’s damage to the medical system, it is the centerpiece of his deliberate effort to end what historians have called the age of Reagan and kill the last bastion of quality medical treatment in the world.

Speaking to an audience Obamazombies and puddle (of mud) Democratic legislators and White House aides who could not pass an FBI background check, Mr. Obama stated the obvious truth that health reform would “mark a new (reinvigorated, downward trend into a 1,000 years of darkness) season in America.” He added, “We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care.” Missing I guess the lesson from history that, “He who would trade liberty for security deserves neither.

Hopefully no one has noticed that the party of “no phone taps”, will now tap your medical records.

Continuing class warfare:
“The bill is the most sweeping piece of federal legislation since Medicare was passed in 1965. It aims to smooth out one of the roughest edges in American society — the inability of many people to afford medical care after they lose a job or get sick,” according to the NYT. But their most demented claim just happens to be that “it would do so in large measure by taxing the rich.” The taxation of the rich will in no “large measure” pay for the government mandates. The care will be paid for by rationing and reductions in the quality of care that those person would now receive under the present system. The system now allows all person to receive the same quality care regardless of ability to pay, proving the NYT is demented and lying to to promote their evil desires.

The NYT times reports that “A big chunk of the money to pay for the bill comes from lifting payroll taxes on households making more than $250,000, with the tax bill for households making more than $1 million a year to be $46,000.” This is an example of filling in the amount you want to pay and then worry about the truth later.

The low quality care will be foisted on those unwilling to buy quality insurance plans to benefits, meanwhile, those making less than $88,200 for a family of four, will find that the government does not have the funds to subsidize adequate care. Many of the poor are already covered by Medicaid and the option to just lower enrollment requirements and raise taxes is beyond the tyrants in the capitol. The common refrain that “Insurance costs are also likely to drop for higher-income workers at small companies”, is true, in that small companies will drop the coverage all together.

“Finally, the bill will also reduce a different kind of inequality. In the broadest sense, insurance is meant to spread the costs of an individual’s misfortune — illness, death, fire, flood — across society. Since the late 1970s, though, the share of Americans with health insurance has shrunk. As a result, the gap between the economic well-being of the sick and the healthy has been growing, at virtually every level of the income distribution.” reports the NYT. This statement is farce dissolving into tragedy. It is akin to saying that the number of people who have died is increasing every day, and to solve this problem well no longer observe Mondays and Fridays.

First of all, income is earned, it is not distributed. Second, they provide a glaring example of the ignorance of cause and effect, and what cause can be reasonably attributed to an effect. Third they state “the bill will also reduce a different kind of inequality”, then fail to explain how the “economic well-being of the sick” will be equalized with that of the well.

Lies about the projection of “95 percent of people” being “covered”, proves the old saying that figures lie and liars figure. The proposition that “affluent families” will benefit “by being able to buy a plan that can no longer charge more for pre-existing conditions”, denies the fact that all coverage will be more expensive even if they have no pre-existing condition. Being consoled by the fact that affluent families “insurance will be somewhat more expensive”, ignores the fact that it is already more expensive because of the uninsured.

“Maybe the bill’s attempts to hold down the recent growth of medical costs will prove a big success, or maybe the results will be modest and inadequate”, says the Times. But the word which will be used by thinking persons, and the Times did not use, is disaster.

“Legislative majorities come and go,” David Frum, said on Sunday. “This health care bill is forever”, maybe, but it will never affect me. I am not going to pay for it, every law has loop holes.

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Obama Declares War On Americans Because Of His Demented Beliefs

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 24, 2010

The NYT’s concurs

For all the political and economic certainties about health reform, one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government’s biggest attack on economic integrity since attacks on integrity began with the formation of the deminicRAT party.

Over most of that period cited by the NYT, The 1970’s to present, an article states that “government policy and market forces have been moving in the same direction, both increasing inequality.” Happy with their tried and true class warfare, the NYT states that “The pretax incomes of the wealthy have soared since the late 1970s, while their tax rates have fallen more than rates for the middle class and poor.” Failing to point out that demonicRATs have participated in the government that has ensured this condition exists and continues.

Nearly every major aspect of the health bill pushes in the direction of the destruction of the middle class. This fact helps explain why Mr. Obama was willing to spend so much political capital on the issue. Only a fool would say that destruction of the founding principle even though it did not appear to be his top priority as a presidential candidate. Beyond the health reform(Freedom Retardation Bill)’s damage to the medical system, it is the centerpiece of his deliberate effort to end what historians have called the age of Reagan and kill the last bastion of quality medical treatment in the world.

Speaking to an audience Obamazombies and puddle (of mud) Democratic legislators and White House aides who could not pass an FBI background check, Mr. Obama stated the obvious truth that health reform would “mark a new (reinvigorated, downward trend into a 1,000 years of darkness) season in America.” He added, “We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care.” Missing I guess the lesson from history that, “He who would trade liberty for security deserves neither.

Hopefully no one has noticed that the party of “no phone taps”, will now tap your medical records.

Continuing class warfare:
“The bill is the most sweeping piece of federal legislation since Medicare was passed in 1965. It aims to smooth out one of the roughest edges in American society — the inability of many people to afford medical care after they lose a job or get sick,” according to the NYT. But their most demented claim just happens to be that “it would do so in large measure by taxing the rich.” The taxation of the rich will in no “large measure” pay for the government mandates. The care will be paid for by rationing and reductions in the quality of care that those person would now receive under the present system. The system now allows all person to receive the same quality care regardless of ability to pay, proving the NYT is demented and lying to to promote their evil desires.

The NYT times reports that “A big chunk of the money to pay for the bill comes from lifting payroll taxes on households making more than $250,000, with the tax bill for households making more than $1 million a year to be $46,000.” This is an example of filling in the amount you want to pay and then worry about the truth later.

The low quality care will be foisted on those unwilling to buy quality insurance plans to benefits, meanwhile, those making less than $88,200 for a family of four, will find that the government does not have the funds to subsidize adequate care. Many of the poor are already covered by Medicaid and the option to just lower enrollment requirements and raise taxes is beyond the tyrants in the capitol. The common refrain that “Insurance costs are also likely to drop for higher-income workers at small companies”, is true, in that small companies will drop the coverage all together.

“Finally, the bill will also reduce a different kind of inequality. In the broadest sense, insurance is meant to spread the costs of an individual’s misfortune — illness, death, fire, flood — across society. Since the late 1970s, though, the share of Americans with health insurance has shrunk. As a result, the gap between the economic well-being of the sick and the healthy has been growing, at virtually every level of the income distribution.” reports the NYT. This statement is farce dissolving into tragedy. It is akin to saying that the number of people who have died is increasing every day, and to solve this problem well no longer observe Mondays and Fridays.

First of all, income is earned, it is not distributed. Second, they provide a glaring example of the ignorance of cause and effect, and what cause can be reasonably attributed to an effect. Third they state “the bill will also reduce a different kind of inequality”, then fail to explain how the “economic well-being of the sick” will be equalized with that of the well.

Lies about the projection of “95 percent of people” being “covered”, proves the old saying that figures lie and liars figure. The proposition that “affluent families” will benefit “by being able to buy a plan that can no longer charge more for pre-existing conditions”, denies the fact that all coverage will be more expensive even if they have no pre-existing condition. Being consoled by the fact that affluent families “insurance will be somewhat more expensive”, ignores the fact that it is already more expensive because of the uninsured.

“Maybe the bill’s attempts to hold down the recent growth of medical costs will prove a big success, or maybe the results will be modest and inadequate”, says the Times. But the word which will be used by thinking persons, and the Times did not use, is disaster.

“Legislative majorities come and go,” David Frum, said on Sunday. “This health care bill is forever”, maybe, but it will never affect me. I am not going to pay for it, every law has loop holes.

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