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    It is going to be so wonderful when we have Obamacare:





    From The Times February 25, 2010



    Stafford Hospital caused ‘unimaginable suffering’









    Patients were routinely neglected or left “sobbing and humiliated” by staff at an NHS trust where at least 400 deaths have been linked to appalling care.



    An independent inquiry found that managers at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust stopped providing safe care because they were preoccupied with government targets and cutting costs.



    The inquiry report, published yesterday by Robert Francis, QC, included proposals for tough new regulations that could lead to managers at failing NHS trusts being struck off...





    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle7039285.ece

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    [quote name='justoneman' date='24 February 2010 - 04:26 PM' timestamp='1267057593' post='120708']

    It is going to be so wonderful when we have Obamacare:





    From The Times February 25, 2010



    Stafford Hospital caused ‘unimaginable suffering’









    Patients were routinely neglected or left “sobbing and humiliated” by staff at an NHS trust where at least 400 deaths have been linked to appalling care.



    An independent inquiry found that managers at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust stopped providing safe care because they were preoccupied with government targets and cutting costs.



    The inquiry report, published yesterday by Robert Francis, QC, included proposals for tough new regulations that could lead to managers at failing NHS trusts being struck off...





    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle7039285.ece

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    And this one example means that all government run hospitals are exactly like this? Does that include our Veterans Administration hospitals too?

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    this bit is very telling:



    An independent inquiry found that managers at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust stopped providing safe care because they were preoccupied with government targets and cutting costs.

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    [quote name='Mare Tranquillity' date='24 February 2010 - 08:06 PM' timestamp='1267059963' post='120721']

    And this one example means that all government run hospitals are exactly like this? Does that include our Veterans Administration hospitals too?

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    Walter Reed, for one.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_...eglect_scandal

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    [quote name='justoneman' date='24 February 2010 - 08:08 PM' timestamp='1267060081' post='120722']

    this bit is very telling:



    An independent inquiry found that managers at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust stopped providing safe care because they were preoccupied with government targets and cutting costs.

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    Don't.even.get.me.started.

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    Example of gun rights abroad









    Clearly we must immediately ban all guns, or this will certainly happen in Vermont.

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    [quote name='Dr.Knuckles' date='25 February 2010 - 01:29 AM' timestamp='1267079392' post='120891']

    Example of gun rights abroad



    Clearly we must immediately ban all guns, or this will certainly happen in Vermont.

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    Did you catch the episode of South Park where Cartmen goes to Somalia?




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    [quote name='Dr.Knuckles' date='25 February 2010 - 01:29 AM' timestamp='1267079392' post='120891']

    Example of gun rights abroad









    Clearly we must immediately ban all guns, or this will certainly happen in Vermont.

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    Well played knuckles.

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    Those Somolies sure do like them some burnt orange, don't they? They're going to be scary as hell when they discover camo.

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