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Hi, Carbon.  I guess we have more in common than I thought.  Darwin is my hero too and technically I am an atheist.  The necessity to look after the sick and injured is obvious.  If Darwin, Einstein and Flemming etc. got injured or died of something horrible when they were teenagers our present society would not exist as we know it.  Some people believe that the theory of evolution is wrong, because they point out instances of punctuated evolution.  However, Darwin's theories are not affected by this in reality, because genetic change can be caused by natural events that limit the numbers of a single species, temporarily, such as a solar flare (radiation) big lumps of rock from space, etc..  


Also, getting back to the health service, it creates a more caring society.  Now I believe in the right to bear arms (How else can you get rid of a government you really hate) and I guess that makes me extremely unpopular.  I am not a socialist, just a rather wet, deeply blushing Tory.  We need our businessmen.  We need our scientists, which I am willing to pay taxes for.  We, sure as hell, need an independent police force controlled by a WRITTEN constitution that is inviolate.  I look upon the Australians as my brothers and sisters, due to my New Zealand upbringing and my Canadian mother (that was also one of Britain's colonies) and it really hurts when I see Canada's government sucking up to some of the more extreme-right ideas of America.  I have a lot of American friends from my military days and it hurts to hear that some of them are ill and even dying through the lack of a health service.  For many cannot either afford private medicine or the colossal expense of a capitalist driven insurance system.  

As far as your grandchildren are concerned, if they are as pretty or as beautiful and intelligent as my suntanned, slant-eyed mum, then damn good luck to them.  I can't stand the racist sh*t in America and what is creeping in in Britain.  Hopefully our PM will straighten that out.

Remember the motto: "Non illigitimi carborundum!"  All the best, mate.

Ps. After Brexit, if Oz is not too pi$$ed off with us, hopefully the whole Anzac zone will allow us to travel backwards and forwards on just a passport.  THEN I CAN COME HOME!!
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well worth watching

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 

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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

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when i say Im a socalist, i dont mean communist,

i just believe in a free education system and a free health service for all Citizens,

and if you watch above series you will see that intelligence is not reserved  for the wealthy

in fact weath means NOTHING if you cant think........

AKA CHUMP........

now back on  Topic .....lol
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The problem with free education is potentially an educated population. They're much harder to control and manipulate Wink


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"Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong." Michael Leavitt, HHS Secretary.
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again JacksDad .......SAME PAGE.....

thats what i think about Locking people up for minor offences when,

everyone knows Prison is not the answer,

this  creates an underclass that then give the excuse for more police and stricter control of 

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the people

I Just read 1984 for the first time .........best we WAKE UP
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Federal budget 2017: Health sector backs lifting of Medicare rebate, mental health spending

By medical reporter Sophie Scott and Meredith Griffiths

Posted about 3 hours ago

Health groups have largely given the federal budget the thumbs up, calling it a win for Medicare and patients.

Key points:

  • Lifting of the Medicare rebate freeze to start from July
  • Health budget a "commendable attempt to rebalance priorities", consumer health says
  • Mental health groups welcome budget commitments

Australian Medical Association president Michael Gannon welcomed lifting the Medicare rebate freeze saying "the Government has claimed back a lot of the goodwill it lost with its disastrous 2014 budget".

He said lifting the freeze from the start of July meant patients would be more likely to be bulk billed when they visit GPs and specialists.

"This means that we will not see patients thinking twice before visiting doctors," he said.

"The changes to the safety net are good for pregnant women, people with chronic mental health problems and good for patients with cancer, who will need a lot of visits in a short time."

The Consumers Health Forum chief executive Leanne Wells said the staged removal of the Medicare freeze should reduce pressure on Australia's high out-of-pocket health costs.

"This health budget is a commendable attempt to rebalance priorities while seeking to establish a platform that provides hope for a future more effective health system that is both responsive to consumer needs but also delivers best bang for the buck," Ms Wells said.

But she said the budget falls short on health prevention.

The Public Health Association's Michael Moore said it was pleasing to see Medicare back on track.

The union representing nurses and midwifes said they have been "the big losers" in the budget.

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Federal secretary Lee Thomas said nurses and midwives would be significantly affected by increased university fees and the lower repayment threshold.

She was also concerned about the four-year plan to unfreeze the Medicare rebate.

"We say that's far too long, the indexation should in fact be replaced in this coming financial year," she said.

Mental health gets budget boost

Ms Thomas said she welcomed the increased funding for mental health and suicide prevention.

Mental health expert Professor Pat McGorry said the budget was a winner for mental health research and treatment.

Butterfly Foundation chief executive Christine Morgan said she was pleased to hear Treasurer Scott Morrison refer to eating disorders in the same sentence as other serious mental illnesses.

Patients with severe eating disorders will be eligible for part of a new $80-million fund for people with severe mental illnesses.

The Rural Doctors Association also welcomed the greater investment in mental health, in particular access to telehealth and telemedicine for psychology services.

"The mental health burden in rural communities is massive and its important we see that investment," the Association's president Dr Ewen McPhee said.

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How Paul Ryan turns an 800 percent increase in premium costs into good news for Trumpcare: He lies

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/25/1665941/-How-Paul-Ryan-turns-an-800-percent-increase-in-premium-costs-into-good-news-for-Trumpcare-He-lies

"That's an understatement there from the CBO. When they say "disproportionate" they're talking about an 800 percent increase over what a 64-year-old with an income of $26,500 pays under Obamacare. Her annual premium now would be $1,700. Under Trumpcare? $13,600."

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