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  1. eepatt commented on Jim Morin about 24 hours ago

    No! Our health care system is BETTER than Cuba’s. When I visited Cuba 3 or 4 years ago, The Cuban health care system was rated 28th in the world by a UN organization, based on longevity, live child births, maternal mortality and some other criteria that I don’t remember. The United States was rated by the same standards to be 27th in the world. See? We are better. We are number one when you look at how much money we spend on health care.

  2. eepatt commented on Jeff Danziger 1 day ago

    What industrialized country has the highest rate of incarceration in the world? Go ahead, poke fun at Mr. Castro, but do not be so sanctimonious about it. Your country is not perfect either.

  3. eepatt commented on Jeff Danziger 3 days ago

    Why make fun of Fidel Castro in his old age? And at this time? When I was in Cuba a few years ago, a Canadian engineer working there patiently explained to me that the rest of the world outside the USA considers Mr. Castro to be a hero. Ask Nobel Prize winner Mandela.

  4. eepatt commented on Win, Lose, Drew 11 days ago

    He’s doing good for the CEO of a non-profit orgabization.

  5. eepatt commented on Steve Benson 11 days ago

    I do not like McCain for so many reasons, but his commment here is correct. It is not about ‘does it work?,’ It’s about right and wrong. It IS about who we are. Our constitution, our laws, international law all say it..and our conscience should say it. It’s WRONG.

  6. eepatt commented on Steve Kelley 17 days ago

    You make a very good point. I know business men dressed in suit and tie who have been stopped in white suburban Chicago for driving while black. Distrust between cops and black people is mutual, and borders on hatred. When we disproportionately convict black men of crimes, that means they can’t get gainful employment. (Even white people can’t get a decent job with a prison record.) What effect does this have on neighborhoods, families, and our economy? If I were black, I doubt very much that I would react to all this rationally and/or peacefully.

    It’s not rocket science—we all do better when we all do better.

  7. eepatt commented on Chip Bok about 1 month ago

    You are a little off in so much of your post that the whole thing is wrong. Fifty permanent jobs in this country after construction. The oil goes through our country, but none of it stays here—it goes to the gulf where it all will be exported. It will be refined here, so we get the pollution from the refining process. Check out how many tar sands pipeline breaks have already occurred and how the clean up has progressed. That stuff is more corrosive than regular crude and they want to build it over the Ogallala aquifer.(If you do not know what the Ogallala aquafer is, you should!) It’s a Canadian pipeline for Canadian oil, but British Columbia will not let the pipeline go through BC to a Canadian port. Why do you suppose that is? Corporations are spending huge amounts of money to elicit public and political support for this project. The “American public resisting the Keystone” do not have just the scientific evidence to guide them. Simple logic tells them that this project does the American people no benefit but lets us assume almost all of the risks. It appears to be just another example of big corporate motto: “Privatize our profits and socialize the risk.” Ask any big banker. You have swallowed the kool-aide my friend.

  8. eepatt commented on Frank & Ernest about 1 month ago

    Two negatives make a positive in the English language(not in Russian!). Do two positives make a negative? “Yeah. Sure.”

  9. eepatt commented on Ken Catalino about 1 month ago

    Obama’s scandals? That he is a fascist? That he is a socialist? That he is Kenyan? What scandals?

  10. eepatt commented on Baldo about 1 month ago

    Source?! Rush? I strongly doubt your statement.