Watch: Former Doc-Turned-Congressman Shares Experiences That Changed His Mind About Socialist Health Care

Single-payer health care may seem like a great idea in the abstract to some, but it doesn’t work out that way for patients in the real world. So explained a former emergency room physician-turned-congressman on Wednesday.

During a hearing of the House Oversight Committee about the Trump administration’s ongoing Obamacare lawsuit, Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., shared the personal experiences he had as a doctor that turned him against the idea of government-controlled medicine.

Green’s remarks began with a story of a gang member who came into his ER with a gunshot wound in his lower abdomen.

“The guy was punching at the staff and yelling at us all; meanwhile, we’re trying to save his life,” Green said. “After giving this guy world-class care, I walked out thinking, ‘Man, at least with government-payer, I’d get paid for the risks taking care of this patient.’”

However, his shift wasn’t over after that, he said, and a later patient’s story gave him a different perspective.

“I had a woman who had just a few days prior gotten her dose of chemo” and was going through life-threatening complications as a result, Green continued. “With her were two children and a worried husband; the woman was only 35 years old; she didn’t have insurance.”

“As we stabilized her, I realized that early detection had saved this young woman’s life,” Green explained. “In Europe, socialized medicine has delayed early detection as care is rationed, and that’s why mortality rates for specific illnesses are far better in the United States than they are in Europe and Canada. That woman would not have received timely detection there, and her chances of survival would have been significantly less in a socialized system.”

Green did his residency in emergency medicine at the U.S. Army Aviation Center. He would later become a special operations flight surgeon. In 2009, he founded an emergency room management company.

During his Wednesday remarks, the House freshman also recalled the story of a Canadian CEO he once treated who “hopped on his personal jet, flew to Nashville, Tennessee, and came to my ER because he could have been seen faster flying to the U.S. than waiting on a government-run health care system in Canada.”

“True story,” Green continued with a scoff, “in Canada you can get an MRI for your dog that day because there’s a free market in veterinarian care, but you can’t get one for grandma’s knee; you’re gonna wait six months.”

During his remarks, Green also clarified that Obamacare is not government-run medicine in that it is insurance-based, but that it is driving the United States toward socialized medicine.

And that’s bad news for the United States, Green explained, because “socialized medicine does not work.”

“The government is not the answer,” Green concluded. “Government health care is rationed care, late detection, and worse mortality.”

Video of Green’s remarks is available here:

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Video: Mexican Human Smugglers Busted with 228 Migrants in Pepsi Truck

Two human smugglers were arrested and 228 Central American migrants were apprehended after a tractor-trailer traveling in the Southern Mexican state of Chiapas was stopped by federal and state police.

Federal and state police from the Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección (SSPC) halted a tractor-trailer with Pepsi logos traveling at kilometer 071 in Cintalapa early Monday morning. While conducting an inspection of the Kenworth trailer registered in Veracruz, 228 Central American migrants were discovered packed in the cargo area along with a load of soft drink products, according to local media reports. . .

The 228 migrants, consisted of men, women, and children, were determined to be from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. They were all provided medical checks and first aid before being turned over to the custody of Mexican immigration authorities (INM). The two smugglers were handed over to investigative personnel of the federal prosecutor’s office for pending charges of human smuggling.

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Watch: Facebook Brags About Banning Pro-Life Advertisement Before Ireland’s Abortion Vote

During this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that Facebook is increasingly trying to work with governments to determine what political speech it does and does not allow. Oh sorry, I mean: what kind of political ads it is willing to approve.

In the particular example Zuckerberg cited, in 2018, American pro-life groups wanted to run advertisements for Facebook users in Ireland. This is because the Irish were about to vote in a referendum on whether abortion should be legalized.

When Facebook saw the ad requests, the company contacted the Irish government asking whether this should or should not be allowed. “Their response at the time was, ‘we don’t currently have a law, so you need to make whatever decision you want to make.'”

This is extremely disturbing, but it’s very expected. Facebook’s top managers have a long history of leftist activism, and it’s clear from the company’s policies that they’re pushing their authoritarian leftist views on the company itself. (Read more from “Watch: Facebook Brags About Banning Pro-Life Advertisement Before Ireland’s Abortion Vote” HERE)

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Watch: Mountain Goats in Colorado Increasingly Showing ‘Unnatural Behavior’

“Do not feed wildlife” is a warning officials in Colorado have issued as mountain goats have been trying to cozy up with humans — a behavior deemed “unnatural.”

On Tuesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urged people who hike Mount Evans, a peak in the Rocky Mountains, to “do their part in helping keep wildlife wild by not feeding any animals they encounter and keeping a safe distance from them.”

Officials said mountain goats have been observed in the area throughout 2018 “licking vehicles for the salt on them, putting heads inside open car windows, running toward the sound of crinkling food wrappers, running towards people holding food, entering restrooms and tolerating large groups of people surrounding them to take photographs and videos from unsafe distances.” . . .

The Colorado agency explained the goats’ behavior is probably because of their experience being close to humans — whether being fed, or being close to them while they take photos.

In an attempt to curb the problematic interactions between the goats and humans, Parks and Wildlife says it’s started “reinstating the natural fear of humans by using hazing tactics on the wildlife” including sound and direct contact from tasers, cattle prods, paintball guns, and a K-9 officer to “haze offending animals away from people and cars.” (Read more from “Watch: Mountain Goats in Colorado Increasingly Showing ‘Unnatural Behavior'” HERE)

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Player Drops American Flag on Ground to Mug for Cameras

The U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup on Sunday, but in the process continued its trend of creating controversy.

Minutes after the 2-0 game ended in Lyon, France, U.S. midfielder Allie Long was holding an American flag when forward Megan Rapinoe urged her to join in on a choreographed celebration for the cameras. . .

U.S. player Kelley O’Hara, who was forced to the sidelines after a hard collision left her with concussion-like symptoms, quickly jumped in to pick up the flag. . .

The U.S. team has been mired in controversy since the beginning of the World Cup. After scoring the second goal in the World Cup for a 2-1 win over England last Tuesday, player Alex Morgan celebrated by pretending to drink a cup of tea, hoisting a pinkie in the air. (Read more from “U.S. Women’s Soccer Player Drops American Flag on Ground to Mug for Cameras” HERE)

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WATCH: Trump GOES OFF on UK Ambassador Who Attacked Him

President Trump pulled no punches in condemning Britain’s ambassador to the United States on Sunday, saying “we are not big fans of that man” and asserting that he has “not served the U.K. well,” after a leaked diplomatic cable showed the ambassador secretly slamming the White House.

Ambassador Kim Darroch described the Trump administration as “diplomatically clumsy and inept” and said he doubted it would become “substantially more normal,” according to the cable. . .

“We’ve had our little ins and outs with a couple of countries, and I would say that the U.K. — their ambassador has not served the U.K. well, I can tell you that,” Trump told reporters. “We are not big fans of that man, and he has not served the U.K. well. So, I can understand it and I can say things about him, but I won’t bother.”

Britain’s Foreign Office did not challenge the authenticity of the leaked documents, which covered the period of 2017 to the present, and came to Darroch’s defense. It called the leak “mischievous behavior” and said the public has expected diplomats to provide honest assessments of the politics in the countries where they’re posted.

The Foreign Office said the leaks would not harm the productive relationship between the British government and the Trump White House. A formal investigation of the leak may be set in motion in the coming days. (Read more from “Trump Goes off on UK Ambassador Who Attacked Him” HERE)

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Border Patrol Agents Put AOC to Shame with Video Tour After She Insists Detainees Are Drinking from Toilets

Arizona Border Patrol shared a video tour of their facility this week, directly refuting claims about the conditions in the facility made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y). . .

The Arizona Border Patrol posted the video Wednesday and captioned it, “Here is a look at the inside of a #BorderPatrol processing center with Chief Patrol Agent of #TucsonSector Roy Villareal.”

In the video, Villareal can be seen showing well-stocked supply closets, filled with medical supplies, clothing, and personal hygiene supplies. A supply cart full of food, baby formula, and blankets can also be seen.

In extremely heated remarks, Ocasio-Cortez said that she witnessed horrible treatment during her visits to the detention centers.

She alleged that young children did not have access to clean diapers, and insisted that many detainees also reportedly went without ample access to clean water or food — even claiming that some were told to drink from the toilet. The freshman lawmaker also referred to the facilities as “concentration camps,” a term that did not go over well with those lawmakers on either side of the aisle. (Read more from “Border Patrol Agents Put AOC to Shame with Video Tour After She Insists Detainees Are Drinking from Toilets” HERE)

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WATCH: Woman Licked Ice Cream, Put It Back on Grocery Shelf — Now She Faces 20 Years in Jail

By The Blaze. A woman who thought it would be funny to video herself licking the ice cream in a tub at a Walmart store and replacing it on the freezer shelf isn’t laughing at the prison time she’s facing. . .

Texas police on Wednesday said that they had identified her after detectives “obtained surveillance video placing a woman matching the suspect description in the Lufkin store on June 28 around 11 p.m.”

That charge could mean up to $10,000 in fines and 20 years in prison, if she’s convicted.

“Our detectives are working to verify the identity of the female suspect before a warrant is issued for her arrest on a charge of second-degree felony tampering with a consumer product,” said a police spokesperson.

Police are also trying to identify the male who shot the video and can be heard encouraging the women to lick the ice cream.

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Police Find Girl Who Licked Blue Bell Ice Cream in Viral Video

By NBC News. Police in Texas said Friday that they found the girl who was filmed licking a tub of ice cream and returning it to a grocery store shelf in a viral video last week. . .

At least four women, including the person who lied about her involvement, had similar screen names and appearances, police said. Authorities had to rule each one out before finding the actual suspect.

Before police knew the girl’s identity, they said she could face a second-degree felony charge of tampering with a consumer product, which comes with a two- to 20-year prison term and up to $10,000 in fines, according to Texas state penal code.

Lufkin police said Friday that if the girl faces charges related to the incident, they will be “at the discretion of the juvenile justice system.” (Read more from “Police Find Girl Who Licked Blue Bell Ice Cream in Viral Video” HERE)

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Kamala Harris Reverses Busing Position, After She Attacked Biden for the Same Stance

By USA Today. Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday clarified her position on federally mandated school busing, saying it’s only necessary in cases where local governments are actively opposing integration.

Harris said that in the 1960s and ’70s, institutions “were literally working against integration of our schools.” That’s why she supported busing then, she said, but now thinks it should just be a “tool” available to local governments and school districts to address segregation.

“Today it is very rare that we require the courts or the federal government to intervene,” Harris told reporters Thursday before a campaign event in Indianola, Iowa.

Her stance on busing came under scrutiny after last week’s debate, when she went after former Vice President Joe Biden for his stance on busing while he was a senator. Biden said he was in favor of voluntary busing but opposed federally mandated busing. During the 1970s and ’80s, however, Biden actively worked against busing efforts and was an outspoken critic of the tactic.

But Harris muddied the waters Wednesday when she told reporters she too did not support federally mandated busing and supported it only as an option for local governments. (Read more from “Kamala Harris Reverses Busing Position, After She Attacked Biden for the Same Stance” HERE)

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Biden Laughs at Kamala Harris Shift on Busing: ‘Our Positions Aren’t Any Different’

By Fox News. Former Vice President Joe Biden had a good laugh during an interview aired Friday in response to California Sen. Kamala Harris’s shift on busing following their tense exchange at last week’s Democratic debate.

In what became her most memorable debate moment, Harris challenged Biden’s opposition to federally mandated busing when he was in the Senate, telling him she benefited from the program to integrate schools. The face-off produced Harris’ “That little girl was me” remark that drew widespread media attention. . .

“It’s so easy to go back 30, 40, 50 years and take a context and take it completely out of context,” Biden told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. “I get all this information about other people’s past and what they’ve done and, you know, I’m just not gonna go there… we should be debating what we do from here.”

He continued, “For example, this whole thing about race and busing. Well, I think if you take a look, our positions aren’t any different as we’re finding out.”

“With Sen. Harris who says she sees it as a tool, not a must or all circumstance,” Cuomo said. (Read more from “Biden Laughs at Kamala Harris Shift on Busing: ‘Our Positions Aren’t Any Different'” HERE)

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Watch: Communists Burn American Flag, Assault Secret Service Outside White House

Members of the Revolutionary Community Party burned an American flag outside of the White House on Thursday shortly before President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” speech. They then threw the flag on multiple Secret Serviced agents.

A veteran grabbed the half-burned flag and attempted to put it out, clearly upset at the Communists’ gesture. Secret Service eventually used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.

According to the Washington Examiner, flag-burning activist Gregory “Joey” Johnson and two others were arrested for the stunt.

Johnson made a name for himself when he won a 1989 Supreme Court case that made flag-burning legal. He recently received a $225,000 settlement from Cleveland, Ohio for being arrested for bringing a flag at the 2016 Republican convention.

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