Friday, June 5, 2015

Britain's Death Panel in Action

More than 50 patients have died after a[ British] NHS trust introduced a secret policy to downgrade 999 calls and not to send ambulances to terminally ill patients.
Britain's fire trucks are being used as ambulances.

Vermont's 4-year experiment on a single-payer health insurance plan collapsed. Not even one of the most liberal states in the country can defy math.
The Affordable Care Act has ushered in an era of complex new health insurance products featuring legions of out-of-pocket coinsurance fees, high deductibles and narrow provider networks. Though commercial insurers had already begun to shift toward such policies, the health care law gave them added legitimacy and has vastly accelerated the trend, experts say.
Finally, the FBI is investigating the possibility of "fraud at the Memphis Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center."

How Obama Became President

Obama's adviser said that he recommended Obama to hide his support for same-sex marriage in 2008 in order to win the election.

EPA's War on America

EPA regulations will eliminate 8% of the country's power supply, increasing the probability for blackouts. Fortunately, the GOP will be targeting the EPA for demolition. Scientist suggests that polar ice is not melting due to climate change and may be thicker than previously thought. Researchers believe that forest fires can lower the planet's temperature. Obviously the key to saving the planet is to burn more trees. Finally, Obama celebrated Earth Day with the type of hypocrisy that liberals feel themselves to be uniquely entitled to: by using 9,180 gallons of jet fuel.

Racism in Higher Education

Favoritism for African-Americans = discrimination for Asian-Americans.

A Prison House for a Nation

The old Austro-Hungarian Empire was derisively called the prison house of nations. But they were practically a paradise compared to North Korea.

The Poison Gas of WWI

The total number of British and Empire war deaths caused by gas, according to the Imperial War Museum, was about 6,000 - less than a third of the fatalities suffered by the British on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Of the 90,000 soldiers killed by gas on all sides, more than half were Russian, many of whom may not even have been equipped with masks. 

Far more soldiers were injured. Some 185,000 British and Empire service personnel were classed as gas casualties - 175,000 of those in the last two years of the war as mustard gas came into use. 

The Weasel's Vehicle

Weasels may be the second species on the planet to come up with a vehicle for flight.

Coffee can Clean Arteries

A study of more than 25,000 people suggests that moderate coffee drinkers can avoid clogged arteries.