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Canadian Health Care Costs Money — Que?

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Wasn’t this shit supposed to be free?

THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL – The federal government may have the final say on whether Quebec can go ahead with plans to charge taxpayers for using its health-care system.

In a historic budget tabled Tuesday, the province said it was considering implementing a $25 deductible for each visit to the doctor.

It claims the deductible is in line with the Canada Health Act because it would not hinder accessibility.

But health-care expert Antonia Maioni says Quebec’s proposal may go against the spirit of the law.

She says federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq is the only person with the authority to declare such deductibles illegal.

Quebec Premier Jean Charest says his government would have to finalize details of the plan before seeing if it would pass a legal test.

I have no clue what’s going on. Besides it’s Quebec. They speak French. Yeah.

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March 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Posted in News

Tiger Loses Another Endorsement

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I wonder why the sudden change of mind?

In March, Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) introduced a measure to give the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian award that Congress can bestow – to Tiger Woods.

Today, perhaps unsurprisingly, he said he was giving up that effort.

“In light of the recent developments surrounding Tiger Woods and his family, I will not pursue legislation awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal this session,” Baca, who is described as “an avid golfer,” told The Hill.

The bill proposed by Baca was to recognize Woods for “his service to the Nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship, and in breaking barriers with grace and dignity by showing that golf is a sport for all people.”

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March 31, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Posted in Sports

Commander In Camera’s Sight

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I’m sure there are more troops available for a photo op in South Korea than in Afghanistan, but damn if a picture (or two) is worth a thousand words.

Two presidents visit U.S. troops: The styles of the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher and George W. Bush in photos

President Hussein made his first trip as chief executive to Afghanistan over the weekend to, among other things, visit troops close to Kabul. He spoke to them at Bagram Airfield and we had the full text right here.

The White House released this picture by official White House photographer Pete Souza, showing the president shaking hands and grabbing a soldier’s finger, and the troops’ reactions.

This is from the LA Times?! Someone’s getting fired.

Also, what’s up with the fence in Hussein’s photo?

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March 31, 2010 at 9:52 pm

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Fortunate Son

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So I got the birthday card from mom today, check included. Seriously, why do parents still send you money even when you’re old? Is it only me? Not that I’m complaining. I got bills to pay. Add a few more zeros to the end of that check.

Anyway, once I got the card I figured it was time to give her a call. Naturally she was surprised to hear from me. And naturally the conversation soon elevated into a bunch of extended pauses, awkward moments and the usual, “you need to really change that attitude of yours.” This happens every time we talk. She’s like the exact opposite of me in every way. Sometimes I wonder how the hell she hooked up with my old man, but then that thought leaves REAL FAST.

What did we talk about? Hell if I can remember. One thing I do recall is that she said I was “fortunate.” This actually irked me a bit because I remembered those lean years when I moved in with the better half after I graduated college. At the time mom kept telling me how I should be focusing on my career during those five-plus years working shit jobs for low pay while trying to make something of myself. Well now Mrs. kkk and I are doing OK and her attitude is that I was lucky.

Fuck that.

I earned what I think is a pretty good standard of living for my region, and I know I won’t be in this current situation forever. Will things turn out better or worse for me in the years ahead? No clue. But if I fuck up, I will fuck up my way. With my experiences and my effort and my choices. Even when I was barely making anything I lived as humbly as I could and didn’t get in over my head, which happens in too many instances to too many people in this self-gratifying society of ours.

Damn that last line had a lot of “in”s and “too”s.

Where the hell am I going with this? Oh, yeah. I’m a terrible son.

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March 31, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Posted in Life