Ken, apparently fresh from watching a Michael Moore crockumentary, went off on long and loud rants about how utterly horrible and worthless our health care system here in the U.S. is and how wonderful and Utopian the health care system in Canada is. Dr. Beck quietly and calmly refuted those claims using facts and figures and logic, reading articles from Canadian doctors and government officials bemoaning what a complete fiasco their system is. Ken quickly turned to the usual tactic of shouting, calling the doctor names, and accusing him of lying.
Meanwhile, back in Sodom on Potomac, Rahm Emanuel's brother Ezekiel, imminently qualified to be Health Czar due to his being cranked out by the same parents who gave us the Whitehouse chief-of-staff himself, was criticizing other doctors for their silly out-dated ideas of saving peoples' lives and stoutly defending the precepts of Obamacare. Namely, shove Grandma Uluk out on the ice floe for the polar bears to eat.
Dr. Emanuel spoke on the subject of health care reform, chastising other doctors that they, "...
take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or the effects on others.” And some folks just ain't worth saving, in the good doctor's opinion. “Medical care should not be given to those who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.”
He then said something about "eugenics", leaped out of his wheelchair, rendered a stiff-armed Nazi salute, and shouted "Mien Fuhrer! I can walk!"
Down at the good old U.N. ("White man come in great iron bird, slay simba with firestick, make Chief Umbula senior member of United Nations Security Council") the experts at the World Health Organization are having a hissy fit over the Swine Flu Redeux. I guess they have to try to panic the sheeple into submission with something since the whole bird flu thing kind of turned out to be a flop. Running in circles and screaming, one WHO official noted that some 2,100 people worldwide have died of the new swine flu since April! This is a horrifying statistic, especially in light of the fact that the ordinary garden-variety flu causes an estimated 100,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths per year.
Fortunately, they're working on new vaccines for the world's various governments to inject into their citizens. Just like the Ford Administration did back in 1976 when Uncle Sammy, ever known for his over-reaction and sheer incompetence, tried to vaccinate everyone in the U.S. against Swine Flu Mk. I. Less than a third of the population ever got the vaccination. The flu killed 1 and hospitalized 13; the vaccine killed 13 and hospitalized over 500.
Fearing that two thirds of the population could once again escape mandatory vaccinations, the legislature of Taxachusetts is working on an Orwellian "Pandemic Response Bill" that would basically just suspend the Constitution outright for as long as the authorities deemed it necessary. Benefits include warrant less searches and seizures, arrests, fines, government price fixing, forced vaccinations (and arrests for those who refuse), forced "involuntary transportation", etc, etc.
The good old Obama health care bill we're all "lying" about by quoting from it, adds an interesting twist to the whole forced vaccination thing. Section 2521 of H.R. 3200, entitled National Medical Device Registry, says:
``(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; and
``(i) a class III device; or
``(ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining."