Friday, May 29, 2015

The Inefficiencies of Government Health Care

Medicare spent $35 million on powered scooters and wheeled chairs for patients who were not qualified. The story of Obama's health insurance scheme is one of inadequate coverage. Finally, people who wanted to sign up to Obama's health insurance scheme were plagued with technical glitches.

In Britain, land of the National Health Disservice (NHD), a dentist defrauded the NHD $73,000. Since 2011, there had been more than 1,600 reports of sexual abuses of hospital patients.

Obama = Best Gun Salesman

Estimate suggests that Obama provided a $9 billion boost to the firearms industry. Last December, at least 2.3 million firearms were sold, an increase of 300,000 from the preceding December. Meanwhile, the NRA's revenue jumped 36% to $348 million.

Scum of the World, Unite!

The terrorist group Hamas paid Pyongyang hundreds of thousands of dollars for missiles and communications equipment.

Operation Meetinghouse

The bombing of Tokyo killed 100,000 people.

First Edition of Jane Austen's "Emma"

The book was published nearly 200 years ago and now costs more than $149,000.

Dama Gazelles

Spain is returning dama gazelles to Mauritania in a bid to reintroduce the species to its native Sahara, where it has become almost extinct.

100-Carat Diamond

Sold for $22.1 million.

Bionic Eye

Surgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have embedded a tiny electronic chip in his right eye. The Second Sight implant receives light-wave signals from a small camera fitted in the bridge of the custom-made Oakley sunglasses via a small video video-processing unit, bypassing the damaged retina.