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Old 02-10-2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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Just as a reference point, the source of this linked story is Investor's Business Daily. Nice source, TJ.


How Stephen Hawking Proves That Investor's Business Daily's Editorial Page Tells Lies

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Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford. He currently teaches at the University of Cambridge. Oxford and Cambridge have something in common: They're both in England. Which makes this editorial in Investor's Business Daily unfortunate indeed.

"People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless."

Sigh. You could write some long response to the rest of the lies and distortions in that IBD editorial, but the more appropriate reply is to just warn people against ever reading the editorial page in Investor's Business Daily. It's not just that they didn't know that Stephen Hawking was born in England. It's that the underlying point was wrong, as you'll note from the continued existence of Stephen Hawking. They didn't choose an unfortunate example for an accurate point. They simply lied.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezr...roves_tha.html

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On July 31, 2009, an editorial in IBD touted the superiority of U.S. healthcare and argued that physicist Stephen Hawking "wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the [British] National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless."[7] As Hawking has always lived in the U.K. and receives his medical care from the NHS, the editorial was widely criticized.[6][8][9]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investo...Business_Daily

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