Don't forget, over 10,000 were murdered by socialist health care

Discussion in 'Politics' started by fhl, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. fhl


    "In the first half of this month [August],2003 thousands of ordinary French people—not all of them already sick or close to death—died because one of the most expensive and well-regarded health and social protection systems in the world failed to cope with 10 days of exceptionally high temperatures."

  2. From the article:

    "mostly over 75 years of age."

    C'mon, your hardliners should be thinking this is a good thing, that it's just Darwinism at work!
  3. fhl


    Us hardliners aren't Darwinists.
  4. What happens Torontotrader when the nationalsocialistliberal party controlled Canadian govt. decides to eliminate your life, for the greater good, of course. Oh the irony.
  5. neophyte321

    neophyte321 Guest

    Is this the type of gleeful liberal mandated death-sentence you're refering to?

    the real liberal thought-pattern emerges.... someone tell below f*ck-tard that many global warming deniers aren't mr. burns incarnate. And people wonder why the left is absoletly loathed and despised ....

    About the author: Philadelphia journalist Dave Lindorff is a 34-year veteran, an award-winning journalist, a former New York Times contributor, a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, a two-time Journalism Fulbright Scholar, and the co-author, with Barbara Olshansky, of a well-regarded book on impeachment, The Case for Impeachment. His work is available at

    Global Warming Will Save America from the Right...Eventually
    by Dave Lindorff

    The future political map of America is likely to look a lot different, with much of the so-called “red” state region either gone or depopulated.Sat., 12/22/2007 - 19:21—Say what you will about the looming catastrophe facing the world as the pace of global heating and polar melting accelerates. There is a silver lining.

    Look at a map of the US.

    The area that will by completely inundated by the rising ocean—and not in a century but in the lifetime of my two cats—are the American southeast, including the most populated area of Texas, almost all of Florida, most of Louisiana, and half of Alabama and Mississippi, as well as goodly portions of eastern Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. While the northeast will also see some coastal flooding, its geography is such that that aside from a few projecting sandbars like Long Island and Cape Cod, the land rises fairly quickly to well above sea level. Sure, Boston, New York and Philadelphia will be threatened, but these are geographically confined areas that could lend themselves to protection by Dutch-style dikes. The West Coast too tends to rise rapidly to well above sea level in most places. Only down in Southern California towards the San Diego area is the ground closer to sea level.

    So what we see is that huge swaths of conservative America are set to face a biblical deluge in a few more presidential cycles.

    Then there’s the matter of the Midwest, which climate experts say is likely to face a permanent condition of unprecedented drought, making the place largely unlivable, and certainly unfarmable. The agribusinesses and conservative farmers that have been growing corn and wheat may be able to stretch out this doomsday scenario by deep well drilling, but west of the Mississippi, the vast Ogallala Aquifer that has allowed for such irrigation is already being tapped out. It will not be replaced.

    So again, we will see the decline and depopulation of the nation’s vast midsection—noted for its consistent conservatism. Only in the northernmost area, around the Great Lakes (which will be not so great anymore), and along the Canadian border, will there still be enough rain for farming and continued large population concentrations, but those regions, like Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, are also more liberal in their politics.

    Finally, in the Southwest, already parched and stiflingly hot, the rise in energy costs and the soaring temperatures will put an end to right-wing retirement communities like Phoenix, Tucson and Palm Springs. Already the Salton Sea is fading away and putting Palm Springs on notice that the good times are coming to an end. Another right-wing haven soon to be gone.

    So the future political map of America is likely to look as different as the much shrunken geographical map, with much of the so-called “red” state region either gone or depopulated.

    There is a poetic justice to this of course. It is conservatives who are giving us the candidates who steadfastly refuse to have the nation take steps that could slow the pace of climate change, so it is appropriate that they should bear the brunt of its impact.

    The important thing is that we, on the higher ground both actually and figuratively, need to remember that, when they begin their historic migration from their doomed regions, we not give them the keys to the city. They certainly should be offered assistance in their time of need, but we need to keep a firm grip on our political systems, making sure that these guilty throngs who allowed the world to go to hell are gerrymandered into political impotence in their new homes.

    There will be much work to be done to help the earth and its residents—human and non-human—survive this man-made catastrophe, and we can’t have these future refugee troglodytes, should their personal disasters still fail to make them recognize reality, mucking things up again.

    It should be considered acceptable, in this stifling new world, to say, “Shut up. We told you this would happen.”

  6. Global warming?
    The elderly have been kicking off every time england gets a "summer" day, a "heat wave" gosh, it often reaches the mid 30's celsius mark.

    It must be acclimatisation, look at florida, full of retirees in hot, humid conditions, or australia, its not a summer day unless it tops 40 C.

    Seriously, there isnt a health system on the planet that can cope with even a minor increase in demand, theres no excess capacity built in to these things.

  7. The 1995 Chicago heat wave led to approximately 600 heat-related deaths over a period of five days.
    Because of the nature of the disaster, and the slow response of authorities to recognize it, no official "death toll" has been determined. However, figures show that 739 additional people died in that particular week above the usual weekly average.[5] Further epidemiologic analysis showed that blacks were more likely to die than whites, and that Hispanics had an unusually low death rate due to heat. At the time, many blacks lived in areas of sub-standard housing and less cohesive neighborhoods, while Hispanics at the time lived in places with higher population density, and more social cohesion.
  8. This is wrong!......If you look at a 2000 presidental county vote(Al Gore got creamed) .
    Most of the countys Gore carried are along waterways...usally the older poorer parts of the county.
    Global warmer will flood Al gore's voters out.
  9. Actually, the Canadian govt is a hardliner bush-loving Conservative party currently. What doomsday stuff are you talking about?

    Canada is a proud, peaceful nation that is loved worldwide. Sorry to hear that threatens your powerbase.

    I heard the figure of 2.4 TRILLION spend on the War of Terror so far. Must be the biggest wealth transfer from your pockets into the Caryle Group and others' pockets, no?

    the quesiton I have to ask you, is WHY DO YOU HATE MY FREEDOMS? What do you hate that I have the freedom to post here and preach my messsage of peace? Maybe you want to nail me to a cross? Are you also jooish? Wait, dont answer that. :(
  10. Something I don't understand, why are americans bred and brainwashed to rabidly attack anyone who has access to health care??

    Healthcare is a necessity of life. Are they also seething over the fact that I have access to food?

    It's clear who hates my freedoms to have accessable heathcare, not some arabs who live a world away, but some organized fundementalists down South.

    For g-d's sake let others live in peace. Don't hate my freedoms.
    #10     Dec 28, 2007