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Monday, February 14, 2005
WHY DOES HE STAY?
I like some of Alec Baldwin's movies. I thought he was the best Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy's "Hunt For Red October." Harrison Ford's portrayal of Ryan never measured up to Baldwin's. And Baldwin was perfect in "Malice" and "The Cooler." I just wish he'd keep his political bloviatings private. So why hasn't he scrammed to Canada yet? Maybe because he knows that he's got it better right here.
What will Alec Baldwin find in Canada?
By John Leo
Many U.S. newspapers salute Canada for its low crime rate. But according to the International Crime Victimization Survey, the rate of certain “contact” crimes (robbery, sexual assault, and assault with force) is over 1.5 times higher in Canada than in the United States.
The customary problems of socialized medicine.
A 2000 report from the Heritage Foundation found long waiting lists, government rationing, and substandard care in Canada’s system. Drug spending is controlled, according to the report, by limiting the number of approved drugs and slowing down the approval process.
Un-nice books and videos are seized at the border or banned from libraries. Any material cited for “undue exploitation of sex” or for being “degrading or dehumanizing” can be banned.
Speech is illegal if it “promotes hatred” or spreads “false news.” Advertising “directed at children” can be ruled illegal. If the recorded message on your answering machine is deemed discriminatory, you can be prosecuted for it.
Isn't that CENSORSHIP??