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That is a piece on the English National Health... Mr. Wallace talks about the Scottish National Health. They are funded separately...
As a citizen of the United Kingdom, I wish Mr. Wallace would quit insulting the National Health Service claims are offensive to the men and women who work to make British people healthier than the US.
Also he would be well served to learn a little about the NHS. He might do well to visit the public library and learn about the Scotland Act of 1998. He would know that any action taken by the current Conservative / Liberal Democrat Parliament in Westminster would not change healthcare in Scotland as it is a devolved issue.
I have personally been treated on the National Health when I was a full time resident of the UK and once during a visit. As a non-resident, I was required to pay reasonable rates and received care that was adequate and met or exceeded those here in the US.
Mr. Wallace, please stop visiting our country if you don't like the way we chose to live. Enjoy the the 37th best healthcare system in the World (yes I was born a dual national and have overpaid for poor healthcare here).
This maybe the one thing the Republican Legislature in Raleigh is doing to cut costs that makes sense and I hope they will move forward with this plan. We are not well served by the incumbent.
Traffic Circles work well in first world countries. Someday we could teach our drivers to use them.
"Difficulty in slipping the Welch gold ring past Kate’s knuckle elicited squeals of mock horror, recalling Princess Diana’s stumble over her groom’s full name."
Having grown up in the Welsh border counties of England, I can tell you Welch is not a proper term to describe anything from Wales. The ring was made from Welsh gold.. Welch is a juice company here in the US.
The Welsh are, with good reason, a proud people. Could the Pilot check these things before people thing the grape juice is from Wales as well?
AMEN! This is why we need to look harder at candidates for District Attorney, Judge and ignore the rhetoric they hand us.
Ghee, a Federal Disaster Declaration, millions of dollars and thousands of relief workers. But now our small government advocating Obama Haters think he should have fired up the $ 30,000 an hour Air Force one to drop in and take resources away from relief for a quick photo op.
I am sure most people who don't have house or a roof appreciate the relief efforts more than a photo op.
What a waste of money, we need a competent DA who would have known she should have removed
herself before wasting our hard earned money! Where is the TEA Party on this one?
I wonder if the writer would advocate higher taxes to pay to lift the road above the railroad tracks. This would be astronomically expensive but would increase Mr. Elridge's freedom of movement in downtown Aberdeen and reduce the possibility of a train striking a vehicle or a person. I do hope this writer will follow up with a letter outlining which taxes we could raise to accomplish this. I'll check back for that letter next time I am stuck in downtown Aberdeen because of a train...(aka almost never)
Can we please quit whining about Saturday school? The duly elected school board and their employees picked Saturday as a day for makeup, make it an election issue next year if you want but quit blamming state and Federal regulations.
The first make up Saturday was good for many parents who had the kids at home three days and needed the time to run errands. This writer had three days to instruct their child in morals, religion and common-sense.
I assert that if the legislature allowed the school year to stretch further into June and outlawed Saturday and Sunday school these same people would be whining about how the summer break was being cut into reducing the time they could work with their child on outdoor pursuits that build character.
I am constantly amazed at how parents in this community can't/don't teach their children simple life lessons. This parent could have taught their child to adapt, a skill that would have been invaluable for the child's future success!
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