Thursday, July 2, 2015

Government Health Care - Byword for Ineptness

Veterans at Farmington, New Mexico have to wait more than a month for treatment.
The nation's largest supplier of HIV and AIDS medical care is accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid in an elaborate $20 million scam that spanned 12 states....
The inspector general of the Treasury Dept. reported that contrary to the requirements of Obama's health insurance scheme, "The IRS cannot be sure that Americans who lacked health insurance last year have complied with Obamacare’s 'individual mandate' penalty this tax season...."

In Britain, land of the death panels, 7 babies and 3 mothers died within 8 months in 2 British hospitals. Britain's health service is being reduced to ask patients to conduct self-diagnoses using a web site.

Robotics and Ethics

It doesn't look much like a dog, so it doesn't trigger any animal cruelty concerns with me. The underlying problem about cruelty is not about the victim, but the perpetrator. If the attack is unjustifiable, then the victim's conscience should be at peace. It's the perpetrator's conscience that should be troubled. Cruelty brutalizes the perpetrator as well as the victim, but the former may adjust to it much easier than the latter. The ancient Chinese said that the greatest tragedy lies in the death of the heart, the death of the body is secondary. Therefore, the evil of cruelty is the way that, through repeated exposures, the perpetrator might become used to it and perhaps even begin to enjoy it.

Political Sabotage

GOP mailings in Wisconsin were wantonly destroyed by a mailman.

"Reality Does Not Respect a Democracy’s Delusions"

You cannot vote to defy the rules of economics. Meanwhile, Greeks are eating from garbage bins. If they don't cut their government spending, they'll be eating each other soon.

New Alzheimer's Treatment

The illness affects 15 million people worldwide.

The Seal of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses the Great

He ruled the country from 1279-1213 BC.

$37,500 Tuna

It was nearly 397 lbs, or about $94/lb.