OK, this is a direct reprint from a blog I consider so Anti American I read it every chance I get.Â Â Seriously.Â I think the people who published this must have had a sudden Epiphany.Â Â If they keep it up I might even decide they have decided to support the Nation I find so great.Â Â Backsliding is in their nature though, so I am expecting little to avoid future disappointment.
Breaking from Newsmax.com
Obama Salutes US Troops, Condemns North Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP)Â Celebrating America's Veterans Day, President Barack Obama on Thursday saluted the bravery of U.S. troops who defended South Korea during its war with North Korea and condemned the communist north for continuing on a course that he says deepens its isolation from the rest of the world along with the poverty of its people.
Speaking at an Army garrison in a country where the United States keeps a presence of more than 28,000 troops, Obama said North Korea knows the path to prosperity and should take it.
"Because the Korean War ended where it began geographically, some used the phrase 'Die for a Tie' to describe the sacrifice of those who fought here," Obama said. "But as we look around at this thriving democracy and its grateful, hopeful citizens, one thing is clear: This was no tie. This was a victory.
"It was a victory then, and it is a victory today," the president said.
Obama said the Korean peninsula provides the world's clearest contrast between a society that is open and one that is closed, between a dynamic, growing nation like South Korea and a North Korea "that would rather starve its people."
"It's a contrast so stark you can see it from space, as the brilliant lights of Seoul give way to utter darkness in the north," he said, adding that it is a direct result of the path chosen by the reclusive, communist north.
Obama said the United States "will never waver" in its commitment to South Korea's security and that North Korea's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons will only lead to more isolation and less security. He urged Pyongyang to take another path, a road that he said will offer its people growing opportunity instead of crushing poverty.
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Notice the Copyright notice.Â To avoid a serious breech of the law concerning copyright, I am going to comment on the article as presented.Â Â This act, in and of itself constitutes fair use.Â Â Newsmax has done its readers a service I am not certain their editors are aware of.
First off, I would like to point out that the website bylines this Associated Press Article as "Breaking News from Newsmax.com.Â Â That is sort of true, but it is breaking news from Associated Press, or South Korea, via AP, or just breaking news.Â Â The REAL dateline is at the head of the opening paragraph.Â SEOUL, South Korea (AP)
If you care to read more of theÂ AP dispatch, It was published in the Grand Junction Colorado Sentinel. Grand Junction is a nice little small town on the western edge of Colorado, The last time I was there they had a Restaurant with a fantastic deal on a Steak Dinner.Â The Place had the Ambiance of a Truck Stop, and food worth driving up the Rockies from Denver for.
I find it interesting that When the President praises capitalism, condemns tyranny and what has to be a criminally negligent Communist government, he gets published in Newsmax.com.Â But, when the President Urges Americans to adopt the South Korean Health Care system, he is called a Socialist or WORSE.Â To learn about the similarities between the South Korean system and the system created by the Health Security Legislation Passed this year, Read this Article from coopami.org,
Yep, the outline of the South Korean Health Care Plan, in place since December of 1963, and has undergone some changes since then.
South Koreaâ€™s healthcare security system has three arms:
The National Health Insurance Program,
Medical Aid Program,
And Long-term Care Insurance Program.
The national Health Insurance Program includes what we call an "Insurance Exchange."Â It mandates employer financed insurance, and it covers the elderly, disabled, and working poor in small companies with subsidies.
Sort of a perfect image of "Obamacare."
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