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Freedom vs Bureaucracy

March 31, 2013

Bureaucracy begets bureaucracy! This succinct statement has stayed with me since my college days on an Ivy League campu....

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Apr-02-13 11:49 AM

"As a physician I am faced daily with the ever increasing burdens of the misnamed Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare." - Russell Gombosi MD



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Apr-01-13 8:43 PM

How do those with traditional family values get screwed? Last I checked, single people with no kids pay out the****so families can enjoy their 'refund'.

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Apr-01-13 3:34 PM

After all, we're Not talking about 'back alley coat-hanger' abortions! Bible beaters have to STOP playing politics.

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Apr-01-13 3:34 PM

God and Country. Sweet sentiments indeed in a perfect world; trouble is, we don't live in a perfect world. If you are a logical thinker, can see past the end of your nose, and possess the ability of mind to see all sides of an issue, you must admit that "God and Country" is nothing more than a buzz phrase. It actually doesn't mean a darn thing. Bottom line is regardless if YOU or I, or the man-on-the-street agree or disagree with gay marriage, the country must permit the option for each American citizen. On The Other Hand, IF the church (pick your favorite flavor), would stick to bible beating instead of "Holy Flavored Politics", the issue of gay marriage would be, which flavor of God (In Their Opinion) 'WILL' allow it and which will not. If the church says flat out "NO", then leave it to the fate of some 'crackerjack box' justice 'o the piece or a magistrate. After all, we're Not talking about 'back alley coat-hanger' abortions! Bible beaters have to STO

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Apr-01-13 2:27 PM

Dr. Gombosi states that the reason we should refrain from legalizing same se x marriage because it is unnatural and doesn't further the human race through procreation. True, it does not do that, but the underlying venom directed at those with alternative lifestyles is unseemly from a supposed educated man. I wonder what he would say to a family member, friend or employee who was not "straight." What about gay patients?

It is up to the people to decide, not the govt, what they will tolerate as marriage. It is in most quarters a religious union with governmental protections, but what about those marriages that are not religion based, such as one between two atheists or two agnostics? If they are between a man and a woman, are they still afforded govt recognition or are they cast aside like many would like to do to gay marriage?

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Apr-01-13 9:20 AM

If it wasn't for the 50's & 60's equivalent to Hate crime legislation and anti bullying laws (civil rights, etc.) plus the will of the people to do the right thing. Italian, Catholics still wouldn't be in our local country clubs and such. Everyone deserves equal rights. regardless. Who are you to say who is and isn't entitled to equality?

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Apr-01-13 8:27 AM

"As a physician I am faced daily with the ever increasing burdens of the misnamed Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare." - Russell Gombosi MD


Besides "magically" making insurance companies "partners", thru those federal initiatives...and, eliminating the redundancy of te$ting...exactly WHICH "burdens of the misnamed Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare" are costing you so much "grief"??



Implementation Timeline - Kaiser Health Reform


Any time, now, Doc...


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Apr-01-13 8:22 AM

Attaching religion to gov't policies is the beginning of the end of freedom in the United States. The main arguement against gay marriage is religious in nature. Is there any other legitimate arguement? As for healthcare, ACA was supposed to lower costs but has done nothing to help this. Healthcare is a resource that EVERYONE wants but NOBODY seems to want to pay for. Pure and simple... People need to take more PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY in maintaining health (i.e. quit smoking, eating better, getting more exercise, etc.) and health care costs will decrease. Until this happens, costs will grow every year to levels that nobody can handle (if we aren't already there).

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Apr-01-13 8:20 AM

"The Affordable care act more than doubles my price..." - Francine


How? What's the source o' your numbers??

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Apr-01-13 8:05 AM

Wrong Erik. I do not support abortion based on gender or as a birth control method. I believe your statement was "I hope to see the day that a "gay gene" is discovered and babies are aborted because they are predisposed to homosexuality".... I do support abortion in life of the mother or in the instances where there is clear proof of severe medical malformation. This does not include those who suffer from medical maladies, learning disabilities or "gay genes". I also do not support abortion after 4 months.

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Apr-01-13 8:01 AM

sadly Gov and Educators in the current model of society are percieved (by themselves in some cases) to have more knowledge than others. Yet these same persons ignore history and facts if they get in the way of their desires and beliefs.

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Apr-01-13 6:18 AM

This letter is a poor attempt at a smoke screen for bashing Gay Rights. You attempted to 'bring in other issues' but it's all too obvious what it's about. Like it or not, in the end, all you Christians get what you deserve, a loss in the U.S. Supreme Court. Gay Rights will Prevail.

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Mar-31-13 9:39 PM

Yes, please go on acting like a liberal. We need to teach younger generations what not to be like when they grow up.

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Mar-31-13 8:59 PM

Hi Charles.. please, continue to act like a liberal..

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Mar-31-13 6:55 PM

Reeder- GROW UP! Stop acting like a Liberal!

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Mar-31-13 6:51 PM

"Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion are sacrificed." Perhaps what the author and others are experiencing is the competition of other points of view to their view which has reigned supreme in our country for many decades. Especially in areas that haven't had a diverse population.

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Mar-31-13 5:09 PM


were also raised from the dead. This promise is extended to us, we will also be raised to a new life after death. A bodily resurrection.

This Easter, is the day that we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ for it is a foretelling of the resurrection that the followers of Christ will have. Happy First Fruits Day everyone! May God's peace be with you.

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Mar-31-13 5:08 PM


God follows His own festivals.

Now as in any season of harvest when you have first fruits/harvest, that also implies that there will be later subsequent fruits/harvests. Now this is where this promise is extended to the followers and believers of Jesus Christ. "For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him." --1 Corinthians 15:22-23. We as followers of Jesus Christ can rejoice that we will be the later fruits and also be presented to God; we will also be resurrected.

To help strengthen our faith in God's promises in this matter, look at Matt 27:52b-53 "and many bodies of God's people who had died; and coming out of the tombs after Jesus' resurrection they came into the holy city [Jerusalem] and were seen by many people." After the resurrection of Christ (who was the first fruit), additional people (the second, third, fourth, etc, etc fruits)

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Mar-31-13 5:07 PM


The Feast of First Fruits [first harvest] comes on the Sunday immediately after the start of the week-long Feast of Unleavened Bread on the Je wish Sabbath. This was the day that the first harvests of the new year were presented to God; this offering was made to God before even the people were allowed to eat it. So today, Easter, is also the same as the day of First Fruits.

Again it displays God's brilliant plan for mankind. The women went to the tomb of Jesus Christ on this Sunday morning approx 2000 years ago. The stone was rolled away, there was no body inside, and Christ had been risen from the dead. But now look and see what 1 Corinthians 15:20 (NIV) says, "But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep." Jesus Christ was the firstfruits; he was presented to God and on the same day that God had instituted as the Festival of First Fruits. A coincident, no; God planned it that way.


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Mar-31-13 5:06 PM

Different topic.

Today is Easter, that term that was adopted from the Babylonian fertility goddess, Ishtar. We celebrate with bunnies, eggs, nests, new clothes, and things that symbolize a newness or fertility in the land. God instituted the feast of First Fruits with the Je wish people so that the people would honor Him every year as the provider instead of man-made gods and goddesses like Ishtar, Baals, Aphrodite, Astarte, etc.

“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. He is to wave the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath." Leviticus 23:10-11


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Mar-31-13 3:01 PM

"You don't follow the church you are excommunicated from the church."--CMReeder


If you were excommunicated from one church (faith/denomination), we can find dozens others within 15 to 20 minute drive from your home for you. You can choose which one.

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Mar-31-13 2:16 PM

If libs like facts based on truth, I like credentials based on fact. Let's start with 'Ivy League'. Credentials say, a certain individual received an MD from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, which is a highly regarded university, but it is not ivy league. It is normally one of the highest ranked public universities in the US (Ivies are private). Most people get these two confused: The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State, PSU etc.) Not Ivy League...STATE SCHOOL State College, PA. - The University of Pennsylvania (Penn, UPenn etc.) Ivy League Not State Related Philly, PA. On the other hand, the president DID attend Ivy League. His undergrad years were a Columbia University, and afterward he attended Harvard Law School. To state one went to Ivy League, and did not... is like a grad from WACC saying they went to Lycoming.

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Mar-31-13 11:46 AM

Since we are going to call each other names over this; Phil is a shallow blowhard, Gavin is a nincompoop and Erik is the fool.

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Mar-31-13 11:44 AM

Here is another for the silly right, they add to the bureaurcracy when in power.

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Mar-31-13 11:43 AM

"He compares gov't coercion (which you do not have a choice) with religious coercion (you can choose another church or religion)."

You don't have a choice, really we live in a tyrannical state where people have no will, no choice in representation, no elections, no voice. You can't chose a political party or movement. You don't follow the church you are excommunicated from the church.

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