US calls NHS "evil"

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  • HoriZon 12 Aug 2009 21:20:45 14,267 posts
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    Web users have rushed to defend the NHS after critics of Barack Obama's health reforms branded British hospitals "evil".

    The words "we love the NHS" rose to become the most-written about topic on Twitter as a campaign to defend British hospitals swept the internet.

    The US president is trying to introduce changes which would allow more uninsured Americans to get access to healthcare.

    But opponents have paid for a $1m (600,000) advertisement campaign warning it is a "socialist" plan to mimic Britain's "evil" national health service.

    The controversial adverts have so far provoked nearly 4,000 posts of support using the Twitter hashtag #welovetheNHS.

    Most have shared personal stories about their own friends and family.


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    Yes its not perfect but without it i for one couldn't afford any healthcare!
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 21:24:12
    I like how the US anti-healthcare ranting has united all manner of British outlooks into a general 'How very dare you'.
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 21:24:49
    Some American conservatives really are bonkers. How is letting the poorer people and families have access to healthcare "evil"?!

    But if they'd said "Britain's "shit" national health service", I don't think we could disagree. ;)
  • Hunam 12 Aug 2009 21:27:11 20,673 posts
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    I really hope he goes after their guns next.
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 21:30:27
    Republicans basically = batshit insane as far as I can tell.
  • stephenb 12 Aug 2009 21:32:49 3,469 posts
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    They are a young nation with a lot of growing up to do.

    Not a huge fan of Michael Moore but the british part of SiCko was quite well done.
  • HoriZon 12 Aug 2009 21:34:29 14,267 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    RedPanda wrote:
    Republicans basically = batshit insane as far as I can tell.

    They're not batshit insane. It's the rich trying to make sure they stay rich, fuck everyone below them.

    Got to love the American dream we hear so much about!
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 21:34:45
    ecureuil wrote:
    RedPanda wrote:
    Republicans basically = batshit insane as far as I can tell.

    They're not batshit insane. It's the rich trying to make sure they stay rich, fuck everyone below them.

    batshit evil then? :)
  • stephenb 12 Aug 2009 21:41:23 3,469 posts
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    Feanor wrote:
    stephenb wrote:
    They are a young nation with a lot of growing up to do.

    Being a young nation is not an excuse or a reason for their health care problems or their batshit-crazy rightwinger problems. New Zealand is a much younger country than the US and doesn't suffer from those same problems.

    And I wasn't being serious.
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 21:41:58
    ecureuil wrote:
    The best part is US right wingers claiming Stephen Hawking would be left to die in a system like the UK's. Completely ignoring the fact that he lives in the UK, and is still alive.

    And today he came out and said he wouldn't be alive were it not for the great service from the NHS.

    US politics basically involves making stuff up and passing it off as real, then attaching a few buzzwords to it so the idiots can regurgitate it without even coming close to understanding it.

    I think that's politics in general, just that the American nuts shout a bit louder.
  • TheStylishHobo 12 Aug 2009 21:43:35 3,185 posts
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    Person: I can't afford healthcare.

    UK: No bother, we'll care for you.

    USA: Oh, you can't pay us? Ouch, well... sorry then, bye!

    Yeah, we're the evil ones...
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 21:45:09
    ecureuil wrote:
    The best part is US right wingers claiming Stephen Hawking would be left to die in a system like the UK's. Completely ignoring the fact that he lives in the UK, and is still alive.

    And today he came out and said he wouldn't be alive were it not for the great service from the NHS.
    Classic. Do you have an IRONOLINK handy?
  • toy_brain 12 Aug 2009 21:45:26 1,255 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    I like how the US anti-healthcare ranting has united all manner of British outlooks into a general 'How very dare you'.
    GLOL, though I'm not entirely sure why (might be the Cointreau talking).
  • TheStylishHobo 12 Aug 2009 21:49:08 3,185 posts
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    I see no reasoning for not having the NHS in the UK. It cares for those who are without wealth, and ensures that money does not affect the quality of care, we attempt to give everyone the best care possible.

    IF you want better care, you can go for BUPA, but the NHS is always there just in case.

    It's the best of both worlds.



    The saddest thing about it is how the American lower classes accept it. It's similar to the repression of Muslim women, who seem quite happy not to rebel against their repression. Anyway, back onto America... :] They are either kept quiet by some outdated sense of blind patriotism, or so politically illiterate that they don't know how to kick up a fuss. 'Tis a shame.
  • dufftownallan 12 Aug 2009 21:49:18 4,723 posts
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    we're a bunch of bandage dispensing nazis.
  • TheStylishHobo 12 Aug 2009 21:50:54 3,185 posts
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    toy_brain wrote:
    RedSparrows wrote:
    I like how the US anti-healthcare ranting has united all manner of British outlooks into a general 'How very dare you'.
    GLOL, though I'm not entirely sure why (might be the Cointreau talking).

    Haha, definitely worth a GLOL :]

    The British are traditionally quiet, but if you dare insult our healthcare system, well you be ready for a very coordinated retort!
  • BabyJesus 12 Aug 2009 21:53:13 4,412 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    I like how the US anti-healthcare ranting has united all manner of British outlooks into a general 'How very dare you'.

    My sentiments exactly upon reading this.
  • TheStylishHobo 12 Aug 2009 21:54:57 3,185 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    TheStylishHobo wrote:
    I see no reasoning for not having the NHS in the UK. It cares for those who are without wealth, and ensures that money does not affect the quality of care, we attempt to give everyone the best care possible.

    IF you want better care, you can go for BUPA, but the NHS is always there just in case.

    It's the best of both worlds.



    The saddest thing about it is how the American lower classes accept it. It's similar to the repression of Muslim women, who seem quite happy not to rebel against their repression. Anyway, back onto America... :] They are either kept quiet by some outdated sense of blind patriotism, or so politically illiterate that they don't know how to kick up a fuss. 'Tis a shame.

    Well the lower classes aren't really accepting it, surveys indicate a majority support for health care reform. The problem is the lower classes don't really have a voice.

    Hmm, maybe I've just been unlucky with the news reports I've seen. A memory I recall is some caravan dwelling redneck telling the news reporter how much he hates "Socialist Medicine".
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 21:58:30
    ecureuil wrote:
    CrispyXUK wrote:
    ecureuil wrote:
    The best part is US right wingers claiming Stephen Hawking would be left to die in a system like the UK's. Completely ignoring the fact that he lives in the UK, and is still alive.

    And today he came out and said he wouldn't be alive were it not for the great service from the NHS.
    Classic. Do you have an IRONOLINK handy?

    Well, it's summed up here.
    Cheers.
  • Deleted user 12 August 2009 22:00:15
    I saw a clip of Fox News via Daily Show, some woman weeping about how America has changed and healthcare was all part of it or summat and her concerned comrades looking on with anguished empathy.

    /snore
  • BabyJesus 12 Aug 2009 22:02:04 4,412 posts
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    TheStylishHobo wrote:

    Hmm, maybe I've just been unlucky with the news reports I've seen. A memory I recall is some caravan dwelling redneck telling the news reporter how much he hates "Socialist Medicine".

    Socialist medicine?

    You have got to be shitting me. Yes we in the UK are right old commies.

    I thought Joe McCarthy was dead, appears his spirit lives on, in the minds of retarded trailer park trash.
  • ronuds 12 Aug 2009 22:02:10 21,781 posts
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    I LOVE the title of the thread: "US Calls NHS Evil" - which, of course, is in response to an ad run by a very specific group of people.

    Suddenly, all US citizens are to blame. LOL!!!
  • TheStylishHobo 12 Aug 2009 22:07:41 3,185 posts
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    BabyJesus wrote:
    TheStylishHobo wrote:

    Hmm, maybe I've just been unlucky with the news reports I've seen. A memory I recall is some caravan dwelling redneck telling the news reporter how much he hates "Socialist Medicine".

    Socialist medicine?

    You have got to be shitting me. Yes we in the UK are right old commies.

    I thought Joe McCarthy was dead, appears his spirit lives on, in the minds of retarded trailer park trash.

    It's quite a popular phrase by the American Right. I'm not sure if the people who are using the phrase no it really has very little to do with Communism and just want to spread fear to push their own agenda, or they actually believe it. Either case, they are moronic twats.

    "The American Right - Making the right wing globally look bad."
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