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From the land of socialized medicine (UK)

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This is what we have to look forward to if Bilary gets in orfice....

A grandfather died after a blister caused by tight new shoes led to blood poisoning and massive organ failure, according to a story in the Daily Mail.

Peter Catterall, 60, was given dressings by a district nurse and told the sore on his toe should heal by itself, the report said.

But just over a week later, the retired electrician suffered two heart attacks.

Click here to read Daily Mail story.

He was taken to hospital and diagnosed with blood poisoning, or septicaemia, and died within a month.

His grieving family said they believed that the father of three would still be alive if the severity of his condition had been spotted sooner by clinic after he sought treatment for a blister caused by a new pair of shoes.

According to his youngest daughter, Sara, 21, the sore continued to weep, and when she went to see him a week later on July 1 he confessed: "This toe is killing me."

"There was a hole in his foot. I told him he had to go to the doctor but he said: 'They have discharged me.'"

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Re: Good ole socialized medicine

Malum Prohibitum said:
No, I do not want it because I think it is immoral to enforce "charity" at the point of a gun.

Charity is a very admirable thing, but not when you are doing it with somebody else's money!

I totally agree.

Every month I make a donation to the American Cancer Society and think of one of my brothers. He will eventually lose his war with cancer. I give to the March of Dimes, and think of of children like my daughter, who was born 90 days premature. When I see a firemen's boot drive, I give and think those who risk their lives to save others.

I do these things because it's the right thing to do, but I do not and will not support the idea of "government charity". One of the problems in this country is that far too many people have become reliant on Uncle Sam. Why should I be forced pay the way for someone who has no interest in taking care of themselves and being self reliant? I will support various charities, because I want to. I should not be forced into paying for more "government charity"
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