Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ninety-One Year Old World War II Veteran

This is a nearly ten minute trailer and you may not have the time to watch it. But if you do, it's both humbling and inspiring. This gentleman has such a verbal gift. He is amazing to listen to. Whether you or for or against national health care, his story is very moving.


18 comments:

  1. This video touches me. What a lovely man. I'm grateful for the Affordable Care Act. I couldn't get insurance without it.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's not a perfect system, but I do believe in socialistic healthcare.

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  2. I am all in favour of National Health Care. Our current government is trying to tone it down - and I will resist with every fibre of my being.
    You are right. That is an inspirational gentleman.

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    1. I was horrified about what he said about growing up without medical care as a child.

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  3. He is so right. Heath care has to be available for all, not just the rich. Have a nice day, hugs, young-at heart-Valerie

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  4. yep, everybody should have health care and education for free as much as it is possible. In most cases you get nothing from your country, so that is at least they could do after taking so much money from our taxes

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  5. Would be nice if it was available to all and not just the rich sobs

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    1. Yes it would. It certainly should be .

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  6. I agree with National Healthcare...although in England it got to the point where if you wanted decent healthcare, you had to pay for private insurance. My stepdad knew people who went to the hospital with a heart attack and because they were above a certain age, they were given an aspirin and sent home. Seems they don't take the measures to keep you alive that they do in America. It may have changed...he hasn't lived there in a few decades, but his friends who live over there seem to not think very highly of it.

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  7. I believe in it, but like anything else the government is involved in, its cumbersome.

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    1. it doesn't help when right-wingers get their hands on it when they're in power. Government doesn't work especially when they sabotage social programs on purpose.

      I don't know why we don't have it. It should like be anything. There should be a basic system provided by the government. If you want better care then you can go to the private sector. The library doesn't compare to a bookstore, UPS/Fedex is better than the Post Office, and bottled water is better than tap, but it's nice to have those things when you're on a budget.

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  8. I am so for health care and this gentleman has said it so eloquently and movingly. I am so thankful for our Canadian Health care system. Is there room for improvement? Of course but I will take this any day over what the States currently has. I remember Christopher Reeve was a supporter for Health care because, even with all his money, he was running out and this was a man who made millions. This was very moving to listen to and what a great speaker and sharp as a tack!

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  9. Hear, hear!! I'll say!
    His speech was verrrrry moving!!
    Now, I'm gonna present unto thee
    a passage which has implications
    beyond this world...

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    You’re creative, yes?
    Then, fly-away with U.S. to the antidote…

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    (I'm proof)…
    yet, life’s extremely short now:
    we have the length and breadth of eternity
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    to take over your indestructible soul.
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  10. Hear, hear!! I'll say!
    His speech was verrrrry moving!!
    Now, I'm gonna present unto thee
    a passage which has implications
    beyond this world...

    ‘philanthropic + epiphany’ (=so much to give + vision):
    ~let these two words be the start of our journey~

    I looove RITErs;
    I looove giving'm new opportunities
    for thots/ideas/structural integrity,
    taking'm in a completely-new-direction:

    Why else does a moth fly FROM the night
    than to a bold, attractive candle Light??
    Don’t let His extravagant Brilliance be extinguished.
    You’re creative, yes?
    Then, fly-away with U.S. to the antidote…

    Whether you obtain moralityB4mortality to wiseabove
    or just glean tantalizing specimens for thy next best seller,
    you shall find in our blogs a lotta (subliminal) moxie
    which has taken this sinfull mortal yeeeeers to compile!
    I lay it ALL out for you, dear, with All-Star-Oxygems:

    Wouldn’t ya love an endless eternity
    of aplomBombs falling on thy indelible cranium?
    An XtraXcitinXpose with no zooillogical-expiration-date?
    An IQ much higher than K2 all-go-rhythm?
    An anti-establishment, savvy victory +
    avant-guarde-humility =
    you’re promptly astonished, ain’tcha?
    withe extraordinarily explosion of maelstrom mellowdramatic??
    Here’s what the exquisite, prolific GODy sed
    (with a most-excellent-detector of bull§ht):

    “Faith, hope, and love,
    the greatest of these is love –
    jump into faith…
    and you’ll VitSee with love”
    Doesn’t matter if you don’t believe (what I write);
    God believes in you.

    Meet me Upstairs, girl, where the Son never goes down
    from a super-passionate, lucrative iconoclasm where you’ll find
    nonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsXnonillionsX…
    of deluxe-HTTP [<- pi] opportunities for excitement BTW.

    Do it. Do the deed, dude. Sign into the Big-Zaftig-House.

    PS “It is impossible that anyone should NOT receive all that they have believed and hoped to obtain; it gives Me great pleasure when they hope great things from Me and I will always give them more than they expect”
    -our Lord Jesus to Saint Gertrude

    ...think about it, girl:
    1-outta-1 perishes in 88ish years;
    1-outta-1 shall be Divinely Judged;
    1-outta-1 travels on either on the Up
    or the downstairs escalator,
    how WE sinfull mortals have lived
    is where we go for eternity:
    Seventh-Heaven or the Abyss o'Misery.
    Yes, dear, life’s extremely tough now
    (I'm proof)…
    yet, life’s extremely short now:
    we have the length and breadth of eternity
    to consider where our decisions have placed U.S.
    And Satan’s working overtime
    to take over your indestructible soul.
    Don’t let him.
    I Choose Heaven.
    Choose.

    ReplyDelete