Trevor Hill

Monday, 05 October 2009 19:00 GFP Columnist - Trevor Hill
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The AMA is hazardous to your health - As a Canadian; as with most Canadians, what we do understand about getting sick or being injured in the United States, is that when you go to the doctor or hospital, you’d better have Insurance, or bring the Mortgage to your house. That pretty much sums it up.

Sicko, despite whatever draw-backs we have been told, still holds water when it comes to portraying the healthcare systems in the U.S., the U.K., France, Cuba and Canada.

Although Moore’s films are usually lambasted by the critics as being ‘out of context’ and ‘missing information’, it gets the basic point across. American healthcare sucks.
Having never lived in France or Cuba, and having only visited both the U.S. and the U.K., I can’t speak for the medical service. 

In the case of the U.S. - thank all the gods I’ve never had the pleasure. I don’t have 50 Grand to re-attach the tip of my finger after I mistakenly give a New York Rangers fan the finger at a hockey game and it’s sliced off by his very handy switch-blade - after all, it is New York.


Sure, in Canada, we can wander into our local hospital holding the tip of our fingers and very nice doctors and nurses will put Humpty-Dumpty back together again - for free - kinda.
 

 
Tuesday, 12 May 2009 19:00 GFP Columnist - Trevor Hill
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ImageIt is inevitable that some countries in the world will never have Human Rights. And certainly not the kind of Human Rights that those in democratically run countries get to enjoy.

Even during those times that we, here in North America, ‘fight’ for human rights, worker rights, woman’s rights, lifestyle rights, etc., we take no real notice to those in other countries still ‘fighting’ for the littlest of basic human rights. The bare-bones stuff.

Tibet, Myanmar, China, North Korea to new a few; the people of those countries will quite likely never see real human rights that cover an assortment of levels, such as free press, free speech, free assembly, etc., let alone worker rights and women’s rights.

 

 
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 19:00 GFP Columnist - Trevor Hill
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Susan BoyleOn behalf on the entire planet, including those who wouldn’t know what purity was if it ran them over at 200 kph on the Autobahn.

Thank you.

Thank you for showing this self-absorbed planet that beauty and grace can come from the most unlikely sources.

Thank you for reminding all of us that humans are real, no matter what their DNA says; and that looks will never be what matters most.

Thank you for putting those who think they are “something else” in their place.

Thank you for sharing your incredible voice with all of us, when in shameful reality most of us would not pay attention because you didn’t fit into the picture frame of what “society” dictates what a “beautiful” singer is.

We apologize.

Image Courtesy of the Mirror UK

 
Monday, 23 March 2009 19:00 GFP Columnist - Trevor Hill
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“…the most powerful country in the universe…” (as quoted from the FOX show ‘Red Eye’ with Greg Gutfeld, see video below). And Gutfeld goes on further to say, “Why don’t we invade this ridiculous country [Canada]?” And Americans wonder why the rest of planet has a wee problem with their attitude.

Add in the comments from Thing One and Thing Two. Thing One (Bill Schulz), “We have cars and they have horses…” (our RCMP police). And from Thing Two (Monica Crowley), “The army needs time for manicures and pedicures.” Would that include the deceased soldiers, Monica?

Top that off with stoner, Doug Benson (Super High Me Movie) suffering from verbal diarrhoea, who proudly proclaims through a stoned haze, “I didn’t even know they [Canadians] were fighting in the war…” Benson, who apparently has the IQ of a salad fork, says this shit with such pride and visible amusement.

 

 
Saturday, 14 March 2009 19:00 GFP Columnist - Trevor Hill
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Madoff, a name synonymous with the word “sleeze”. A name now found in the Dictionary under “scuzzbag”. A name now associated as the Poster Child for Greed. At least according to all the rich folk who have lost a mil or two. When’s this “rich against rich” crime gonna end man?!

For the rest of us, we really don’t give a sweet shit who Bernard Madoff is, or what he did or what he didn’t do. We don’t care who he screwed over and how many millions they lost.

We shed no tear for those who have so much and have lost a mere pittance in comparison to their wealth. To have 100 million and to lose 30 million – tough tickety-boo.

Lately, there’s been a mini witch hunt for white collar crime and those who commit them - Martha Stewart, Jeffrey Skilling, Andrew Fastow and Kenneth Lay (Enron), Bernardn Ebbers (WorldCom Inc.), Mark Swartz and Dennis Kozlowski (Tyco), John Rigas (Adelphia Communications), and Conrad Black to name a few. The money that these nards swindled alone could have probably feed everybody in Africa for a year.

 

 
Monday, 05 January 2009 19:00 GFP Columnist - Trevor Hill
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According to CBC Newsworld, at the time of this writing (01/06/09), the Israel/Palestinian war score is – Dead Palestinians – 537, Dead Israelis – 5 civilians, 1 soldier. Sounds more like a basketball game between the Harlem Globetrotters and a Grade 4 Elementary school team.

Sure, Israel has the right to defend itself, yadda yadda, against missile attacks from Hamas – so sayeth everyone except probably what’s-his-face in Iran. It would seem that Israel has carte-blanche when it comes to shooting things, i.e. Palestinians, and it works especially well when the US is covering Israel’s butt. Not one country will tell Israel to give it a rest.

The only thing Hamas can do is fire their rockets into southern Israel. They have no other military equipment such as tanks, air support, actual weapons, etc. The Israeli air force on the other hand can fly in and around Gaza inflicting as much damage as their little hearts desire. They can roll through the countryside blowing up buildings with their tanks facing little or no opposition. Does this sound like a fair fight? No. Israel is, as usual, bombing the living snot out of whomever they want.

 

 

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