My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, July 29, 2007

And, what does Michael Moore say about this???

Here's an interesting case study from the UK....

A woman of 108 has been told by health chiefs that she must wait 18 months to get a new hearing aid.

108-year-old Olive Beal has been told she must wait 18 months to receive a new digital hearing aid
108-year-old Olive Beal was told she must wait 18 months for a new digital hearing aid

Olive Beal, one of the oldest women in Britain, is confined to a wheelchair and losing her sight.

Being able to communicate and listen to music is her only contact with the outside world, says her family.

Mrs Beal, who has six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, has used an old-fashioned analogue hearing aid for the last five years.

But she struggles to hear with it and needs a modern digital hearing aid which cuts out background noise.

After being told of the wait, Mrs Beal, who lives in a care home in Deal, Kent, said: "I could be dead by then."


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