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Citrix has joined a growing group of companies who are pulling their advertising from Rush Limbaugh's radio show following his controversial remarks attacking Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. "Over the past day, we've heard from many great Citrix customers about our advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Show," wrote Brett Caine, …

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Re: So the great debate continues with no reason or logic

God and allah are the same thing

And neither exist

asshat

hope you get something the treatment for which your hmo disapproves of

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Can some of my fellow Americans tell me what is so bad about socialism . First off can you even define it ? God forbid we actuary do what the other civilized countries in the world do and help people with healthcare .

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About Socialism:

Socialism is defined as government moderated (*not* government controlled) economics. Basically Socialism is everything between carte blanche free-market with no regulation and total communism.

IN other words the socialism that Americans rant and rave against is what we've had for a *very* long time.

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The issue is a free lunch

The entitlement many young people feel is incredulous. Where did they get the idea the world is here to serve them? Last time I checked if you wanted something in this world you had to earn it and/or pay for it. That would apply to contraceptives as well as anything else in life.

More affordable healthcare for the needy would be useful but a free lunch is not practical nor useful. That mentality is why this woman wants to have contraceptives paid for. Many people in socialist countries come to the U.S. for healthcare because the treatment in their country is so poor. I don't think it makes sense to turn modern medicine back 30 years by socializing it.

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Re: The issue is a free lunch

Health insurance will pay for condoms and Viagra. So why not pay for women to have birth control. Show proof of this statement "Many people in socialist countries come to the U.S. for healthcare because the treatment in their country is so poor. "

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Re: The issue is a free lunch

turn modern medicine back 30 years???

wtf?

51,000,000 people with NO cover

to fund a healthcare "system" that so badly fails it's poulation you need to start looking at the gold coast of africa to find similar 'systems'!

why so many merkins choosing not to take advantage of 'the best healthcare in the world'... cos they cant afford it.

so why's that?

for 1: Merkin HMO's are the worlds MOST inefficient administrators (about 3 times that of medicare)

for 2 because of the way ER's are run - the cost is met by every other procedure carried out on the site. (see that 'free ride' you are so afraid of was there all along - eejit)

reason 1 - HMO's have to spend a lot of money to ensure their point of view is understood in washington. (cant let common sense kill the goose that laid the golden egg now can we)

reason 2 - ERs are overworked because the 50 million uninsured merkins have to wait until their trivial complaints become life threatening before they can seek treatment. this is VASTLY more expensive than early treatment - or prevention, and, incidentally, better for the patient. and why is this - because of mean spirited tightfisted asshats like YOU terrified that someone else might be getting a free ride on your dime.

Given that this batshit crazy fundamentalist 'ideological' thread this comes from is christianity, which has at it's very core the value of (christian) charity - a fact that seems to have escaped ALL american rightwing thought for half a century, tends to make us in the civilised world take your peoples self righteous rantings\mumblings with a significant pinch of salt.

the ONLY health 'tourists' i have ever met have been merkins who found that with diabetes or having survived cancer are un able to get ANY cover under 'the best system in the world' so need to resort to gaming the health services offered by the civilised nations of the world instead.

The us has the 3rd highest health cost as a percantage of GDP in the world, and almost 1 in 5 of the people ARENT EVEN COVERED! and you think this is good???

because if thats the case and seeing as the tide is out right now, i have some great land i'd like to sell you, take it from me it's the best building land in the world!

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Re: The issue is a free lunch

"Many people in socialist countries come to the U.S. for healthcare because the treatment in their country is so poor." Show proper proof*, and include a list of the countries, or be labelled as a bullshitter.

* That means figures from several reliable sources, which should be peer-reviewed.

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Re: The issue is a free lunch

What you are seeing is 100% grade A GOP bullshit . If that was the case hospitals would not be closing , instead we would see boom in hospital. Having all of those people paying full price would be a massive increase in profits . When is the last time you have seen an ad for medical tourism in the US ?

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Re: The issue is a free lunch

Most health insurance plans DO cover birth control! Georgetown and other Catholic universities CHOOSE plans that specifically do not. If you don't like the policies of a PRIVATE university concerning healthcare coverage, I have an idea for you.... Pick a different school!

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Don't Feed The Trolls

Shock Jocks are the Trolls of the radio waves and w ha t this DJ has done is earn every cent of his $400m paycheck. In media there is no such thing as bad publicity and while he may have pissed off a lot of people with his remarks, those same pissed off people are now listeners to see what he will say next. Sure, some advertisers will pull out but there will be others who take their place and will pay more for it because of the now expanded audience. This whole thing was deliberate, to either raise revenue or to increase a declining a audience pool.

Everyone just played into their hands. Don't feed the Trolls!

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People are sheep

So many people are led by talking heads they actually forget how to think. It's pathetic. It's no wonder the world has so many problems. I can say however that deciding who should pay for contraceptives is not a significant world issue worth all the foolishness exhibited in this thread and others I have read online.

Was Rush wrong to call the woman a slut? Of course. Does it change anything? No. If the woman's healthcare policy doesn't cover contraceptives she needs to change her policy or pay herself. Why would she expect the church or government to pay for contraceptives? This is completely illogical. Time to get a grip on reality.

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Re: People are sheep

Yes, and instead of hormones to treat her cancer she can pray Hail Marys

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A man of Conservative virtue.

I find it amazing that a man caught returning from the Dominican Republic ( sex tourism destination ) with "someone else's Viagra" has the nads to call anyone a slut.

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If she believes in God, of course

Certainly if this woman believes in God then she knows he will protect her from harm if she just prays. No contraceptives required. Problem solved.

Next.

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Re: If she believes in God, of course

which goes a long way to explaining the number of catholics in the world :-)

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Height of Hypocrisy

Who is this guy, that people purporting to be better than him, do the same thing that this guy is criticized for?

People calling some guy all kinds of names, sometimes inferring death as an alternative, because the guy called someone all kinds of names - that is the height of hypocrisy.

It is no wonder that people left Europe in droves, to find safety in the foreign nations. It is no wonder that Europe was the home of World War II, where Socialists on both sides Eastern Front genocided massive groups of people, because of faith and association.

Words dehumanize and encourage others to murder "less than human" people - yet the same children and grandchildren of the old European mass murderers unwitting claim to be enlightened, yet commit the same evils rhetoric which leads to the same murderous results.

How ashamed I am of the readership.

Anonymous, because of the Stalinists and Nazi Socialists on this blog who typed about a guy calling someone else unkind things would be better dead... while consistently littering the guy with far worse unkind words than what the guy used.

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Re: Height of Hypocrisy

You are trolling, right? I've rarely read so much nonsense in a post - and I've been here a very long time!

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Re: Height of Hypocrisy

"to find safety in the foreign nations."

go watch heavens gate - think of it as a documentary

"genocided massive groups of people"

discuss that with a navie american.... if you can find one... oh wait a moment.

+1 for creative use of the language though

"because of faith and association"

are you now or have you even been a member of the communist party?

while you're pondering that tell me how many NON churchgoing presidents have there been?

or senators?

or congressmen?

separation of church and state MY ARSE

"Words dehumanize and encourage others to murder "less than human" people"

like gooks and ragheads you mean?

"same children and grandchildren of the old European mass murderers."

that would not be the mass murdurers and camp guards ushered into merca to help with the development of nukes I take it

A word of advice; If you are going to venture out of the shallow end - read a fucking book every once in a while, and just occasionally try to make it someting other then the bible.

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Who'da thunk it?

Rush Limbaugh is pro-porn and pro-prostitution.

There's so much I didn't know about Republican party values.

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Re: Who'da thunk it?

Well, then you don't talk to many of them, then. Then again, given the amount of self-righteous BS people dump on them, how would you know if you were -- most won't admit it.

There is a lot of libertarianism in the RP, and that is getting a lot stronger.

The days when you could successfully mischaracterize all Republicans as card-carrying Bible-beating bedroom-peerers is long gone -- I don't even thin that in its heyday of the 80's that it was all that true. I know of MANY atheists in the RP -- as well as agnostics and what-have-you.

As an example, many believe the war on drugs is an unconstitutional failure, and that you *should* be able to buy a *pack* of J's down at the corner store.

Now, the Republican politicians haven't kept up with the times -- they still try the same garbage that supposedly gets people to vote for them but it works better as a way to get them detested. This is why Romney is so soundly hated in his own party. He's just more of the same.

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The issue is who pays, not Rush Limbaugh

Rush is free to make an arse of himself. That isn't the issue. This woman is silly to be requesting payment for contraceptives from the church, state or feds.

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I miss Sarah Bee

She would have known what to do with the God-damned lying trolls in this thread.

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Sod it

Only program worth listening to anywhere on US highways. Excellence in broadcasting.

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The woman in question Ms. Fluke is a very busy leftist democrat activist.

Her appearance in front of that committee was merely an extension of the leftist mantra of the near Marxist regime now ruling America. That will change in time as well.

The whole contraceptive argument is a Saul Alinsky type of democrat push to change the subject of the failed leadership of Mr. Obama and his staff of tax cheats, socialists, marxists, and communists.

Rush's words were a poor choice to describe perfectly the entire leftist mantra of Ms. Fluke in her testimony. 3000 dollars was mentioned as the amount of money needed to provide Ms. Fluke he contraceptive needs during her tenure at George Washington university. That seems a bit much to me.

Frankly, I don't know who or what Citrix is or was, but I will buy none of their products knowingly after their shortsighted slam of Rush.

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Congratulations.

"Frankly, I don't know who or what Citrix is or was..." - well, I think that affords some guidance as to how seriously we ought to treat the rest of your post. Marxist? Seriously?

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lol

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Should The Reg be sued for the story title?

"Slutgate" sounds pretty actionable to me. Maybe the wannabe paid liars will be filing against the Reg? Is Sarah Bee is one of those lying bastards who is working to be a paid liar? I'm glad that beeitch is gone. She acts just like these free-loading bimbos who want other folks to pay for their contraceptives.

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So Many Sheep, So Little Time

This has been a put-up job from the get-go. The "23" law-student, Fluke, is more likely 30. She graduated with her undergrad degree in 2003. A WaPo story on her BEFORE she was to testify has this excerpt:

"Fluke came to Georgetown University interested in contraceptive coverage: She researched the Jesuit college’s health plans for students before enrolling, and found that birth control was not included. “I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care,” says Fluke, who has spent the past three years lobbying the administration to change its policy on the issue. The issue got the university president’s office last spring, where Georgetown declined to change its policy."

If the story about her anonymous cherished "friend" who lost her ovary due to the pernicious policies of the Georgetown administration are even true, it begs several questions:

1. Why did Women's Contraceptive Rights Champion Sandra Fluke do nothing to assist her?

2. Why did she not go to Planned Parenthood or any of the numerous free clinics in the DC area?

3. Where were the woman's family and friends during this time?

So we are to believe that the woman had a serious medical condition, went to the university clinic, got turned down, and went "gee, I guess that's that." ?????

Come on sheeple. Whatever your opinions of Rush Limbaugh, this entire story stinks. And it isn't the unkind words of Rush Limbaugh that are smelling up the place.

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The scum leading the dumb

That pretty much sums up the circus act. BTW, Rush's ratings will probably increase after slutgate.

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Rush the voyeur

"We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch"

Who would have thought it, Rush Limbaugh promoting online pornography!

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What's a citrix

Never bought any.

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Re: What's a citrix

And this posted on an IT news site. Words fail nearly as hard as you do.

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Re: What's a citrix

You can infer it from the name.

It's a lemon.

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