Support Our Troops — Give Them Cancer
Yes, our government sure does “support” our troops. We send them off to war with faulty equipment, not enough manpower and no battle plan; not to mention that there was NO valid reason for the Iraqi invasion to begin with.
The ones who don’t get killed or maimed in battle can still be electrocuted in the bathroom. Or they can get cancer from their drinking water.
In 1984, scientists found extremely high levels of benzene — a carcinogen — in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune. For a long time there’s been a high rate of cancer among Marine personnel and their families.
The tests in 1984 showed benzene at 380 parts per billion. The “acceptable” level is FIVE parts per billion. In 1992 another contractor tested the water again, and for some mysterious reason, the previous 380 parts per billion had shrunk down to only 38 parts per billion. WOW!!! Kids, don’t try this at home.
Soon afterward, a subsequent report made no mention whatsoever of any benzene in the water supply. Problem solved. Oh wait, not it wasn’t. In 2007, tests showed that the benzene level had risen to 3,490 parts per billion.
But these contractors and their cover-uppers all have purdy yellow “Support Our Troops” magnets on their vehicles. So it’s cool.
And the latest shitburst from the “Christian” Right: Getting raped is kind of like having your car stolen.
The Kansas legislature has proposed a law barring health insurance companies from covering elective abortions. Companies could still cover abortion, but only if the policyholder pays extra for a “special” plan. And if a woman wants an abortion because she’s been raped, her insurance carrier could cover her abortion ONLY if she’s filled out a police report.
Kansas Representative Steve Brunk said: “You’d have to have a report that someone stole your car. This is kind of the same thing.”
All righty then…
Even aside from the retarded spewings of Steve “Who needs a edumucation, I don’t got one” Brunk: The entire reason conservatives are against health care reform is that they DON’T want government bureaucrats meddling in the insurance industry. Wasn’t that it? Or did I misunderstand something? Something about Free Enterprise, the Free Market; the Private Sector will always do a better job than a bunch of faceless bureaucrats who can’t get fired. Wasn’t that the drill???
And now all of a sudden these same people WANT government meddlers to come barging and bumbling into the insurance industry. For a group that’s so single-minded and determined, these people sure change their minds an awful lot.