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Trump’s health care promises

February 20, 2017

President Trump said on Saturday that a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will come “in a couple of weeks.”

“We are going to be submitting in a couple of weeks a great healthcare plan that’s going to take the place of the disaster known as ObamaCare,” he said at a campaign rally in Melbourne, Fla. “It will be repealed and replaced.”

“Just so you understand, our plan will be much better healthcare at a much lower cost,” he added. “OK? Nothing to complain about.”

On the video clip at around1 min 30 seconds

Trump has set himself a very high bar here. Will he deliver? If he does without major disruption, then perceptions will change.

Cartoon for Today – 20/02/2017

February 20, 2017

From The Guardian, an excellent Chris Riddell cartoon.

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Quotation for Today – 20/02/2017

February 20, 2017

“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt said on Twitter.

Bildt responding to Trump’s comments on a ‘terror attack’ in Sweden, which the Swedes seem not to know anything about.

Australia -a nation of immigrants -2

February 19, 2017

An interesting Al Jazerra documentary with some parallels to NZ. Part 2 of 3.

When the Commonwealth of Australia was founded in 1901, the very last thing the nation wanted to be was multicultural. The measures taken to ensure this would be the case not only caused great human suffering, but in a supreme historical irony, actually helped create the very threat Australia feared the most – invasion from the Asian north.

Quotation for Today – 19/02/2017

February 19, 2017

When a Fox News anchor calls a Republican president “crazy,” you know something has really gone off the rails in American politics. And yet it was fair, hard-earned criticism. For an hour and seventeen minutes on Thursday, the President of the United States debased his office and demonstrated that he is the singularly most unfit person to ever hold its illustrious powers.

Brian Klaas – opening an opinion piece in the UK Telegraph.

Cartoon for Today – 19/02/17

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Australia – a nation of immigrants (1)

February 18, 2017

An interesting Al Jazerra documentary with some parallels to NZ. Part 1 of 3.

When the Commonwealth of Australia was founded in 1901, the very last thing the nation wanted to be was multicultural. The measures taken to ensure this would be the case not only caused great human suffering, but in a supreme historical irony, actually helped create the very threat Australia feared the most – invasion from the Asian north.

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