But It’s Snowing Here…
…global warming must be impossible!
It was only a matter of time before people supporting the “there-is-no-solution solution” to America’s health insurance problems started to foist their opinions on people from other countries.
A U.S. Senate subcommittee invited people with expertise on single-payer healthcare systems to speak before it. The speakers came from Taiwan, Denmark, France and Canada.
During a meeting with the subcommittee, Republicans even took pains to mention the “problems” and “failures” of The Affordable Care Act to these people from other countries who have no stake in American healthcare politics.
At times, the hearing devolved into Senator Richard Burr taking potshots at foreign single-payer healthcare systems as if he were taking potshots at The Affordable Care Act.
During Burr’s questioning, Canadian Doctor Danielle Martin was asked how many Canadians died per year while on waiting lists. She didn’t know, but she then mentioned a study by The American Journal of Public Health that states 45,000 Americans die each year due to a lack of health insurance.
This is a re-blog. Europe may ramp up sanctions against Russia.
By Martin Santa and Aleksandar Vasovic
BRUSSELS/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:57pm EDT
Billboards go up in Crimean capital to advertise independence referendum (01:44)
Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside an Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 12, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Peter
The EU sanctions, outlined in a document seen by Reuters, would slap travel bans and asset freezes on an as-yet-undecided list of people and firms accused by Brussels of violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said…
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The BBC News refers to the Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy,
Japan and the US as the “Group of Seven.”
CIA personnel conducted an unauthorized search and hacking of committee computers, including documents, and committee network communications.
The Senate Intelligence Committee – which also serves as a CIA oversight committee – has been gathering information on the CIA’s misrepresentations regarding detention, interrogation programs, and torture.
The committee had access to an internal report about the programs (the Panetta Report), and the CIA claimed it was searching for “illegally obtained” copies of the report.
U.S. Senator Mark Udall (D, Colorado) stated “The CIA has recently taken unprecedented action against the Committee in relation to the internal CIA review, and I find these actions to be incredibly troubling for the Committee’s oversight responsibilities and for our democracy.”
Committee member Diane Feinstein stated that the CIA has so far refused to answer questions about the unauthorized hacking and about other topics. She also claims that their copy of the Panetta Report was legally obtained.
The red line is China’s claimed territorial waters. China is clearly trying to lay claim to the entire area from China to Malaysia and between Vietnam and The Philippines. Does this seem fair to you? And why do people even care about it? Though there has been little detailed exploration of the area, it is estimated that the area has enormous oil and gas reserves.
Here is another one.
Too bad hardly anyone showed up.
The Conservative Political Action Conference — better known by its initials, CPAC — is hosting a three-day event at National Harbor, a major convention center just outside of Washington, D.C.