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Saturday, June 29, 2013

The seven basic conflicts - Everything2.com

The seven basic conflicts - Everything2.com: They say that there are only seven basic plots in all of literature.

Islamic Cannibalism :: Gatestone Institute

Islamic Cannibalism :: Gatestone Institute: The bloody gap between Sunnis and Shi'ites in Islam, growing wider every day, began with the death of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.a.w). Since the day Islam went forth into the world, many people have been converted by the sword swung over their heads. Others converted to acquire some of the infidels' possessions and there were those, needless to say, who were convinced of the correctness of Islam's path. There were also, however, many who converted, changed their minds, returned to their original religions and bid Islam goodbye. There were also inter-Islamic confrontations concerning the leadership of the institution of the Caliphate, which made others break away, and they were accused as having deviated from Islam. The Muslims waged wars against these backsliders, to this day called ridda wars.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Judge orders Obama administration not to enforce HHS mandate | WashingtonExaminer.com

Judge orders Obama administration not to enforce HHS mandate | WashingtonExaminer.com: Following a federal circuit court’s ruling that the contraception mandate is likely unconstitutional, a federal judge ordered President Obama’s administration not to attempt to force a company challenging the mandate to comply with the rule.

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Muslim Brotherhood Local Headquarters Attacked; One Killed

Muslim Brotherhood Local Headquarters Attacked; One Killed: Judges are revolting against Musilm Brotherhood rule in their own way, with words, accusing the regime of asserting unrestricted executive power and thus diminishing the powers of the judges (which are supposed to serve as a check on the executive).

The country awaits big protests this weekend.

Obama Donor Tom Steyer Is Set To Profit From Demise Of Keystone XL - Investors.com

Obama Donor Tom Steyer Is Set To Profit From Demise Of Keystone XL - Investors.com: Energy Policy: A billionaire hedge fund manager and Barack Obama donor is pushing the president to stop the pipeline that would compete with one he's invested in. That pipeline could send Canadian oil to China.

Taylor Powers, Naked CU-Boulder Student, Rescued From Chautauqua Park After Getting Too High On Mushrooms

Taylor Powers, Naked CU-Boulder Student, Rescued From Chautauqua Park After Getting Too High On Mushrooms

Banned in Britain: UK Caves to Jihad - Atlas Shrugs

Banned in Britain: UK Caves to Jihad - Atlas Shrugs: In a striking blow against freedom, the British government has banned us from entering the country. Muhammad al-Arifi, who has advocated Jew-hatred, wife-beating, and jihad violence, entered the U.K. recently with no difficulty. In not allowing us into the country solely because of our true and accurate statements about Islam, the British government is behaving like a de facto Islamic state. The nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead.

Americans for Prosperity Launches Push Against Farm Bill | Caffeinated Thoughts

Americans for Prosperity Launches Push Against Farm Bill | Caffeinated Thoughts: Des Moines, IA – Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest and most effective advocate for economic freedom, yesterday announced the launch of a significant effort that combines grassroots advocacy with paid ads calling on Republican and Democratic House members to oppose the Farm Bill.

It’s almost as if the White House can’t figure out how to use Google | Watts Up With That?

It’s almost as if the White House can’t figure out how to use Google | Watts Up With That?

WH Touts Kenyan Program to Obtain National ID Cards for Voter Registration | The Weekly Standard

WH Touts Kenyan Program to Obtain National ID Cards for Voter Registration | The Weekly Standard: As President Obama and his family continue their tour of Africa, the White House put out a Fact Sheet entitled "U.S. Support for Strengthening Democratic Institutions, Rule of Law, and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa." One of the first items highlighted by the White House is a $53 million program in Kenya that helps young people "obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration."

Writer's block - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Writer's block - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation: Honor the Victims of Communism and Those Who Love Liberty

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation: Honor the Victims of Communism and Those Who Love Liberty: On Wednesday morning, June 12, 2013, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation commemorated the sixth anniversary of the dedication of the Victims of Communism Memorial to the more than one hundred million victims of communism.

Yang Jianli, Ph. D., Founder and President of Initiatives for China, was awarded the 2013 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom at the commemoration. The medal is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves in opposing communism and tyranny and advancing freedom and democracy. Dr. Yang survived the 1989 massacre at Tienanmen Square and was a prisoner of conscience in China from 2002-2007. The mission of Initiatives for China is "a peaceful transition to democratic governance in China."



80% of Processed Foods in US Are Banned In Other Nations - | Intellihub.com

80% of Processed Foods in US Are Banned In Other Nations - | Intellihub.com: Whether it’s toxic soda brands like Mountain Dew, or sugary artificial cereals and carcinogenic ‘potato’ chips, around 80% of the processed food variety within the US actually contains ingredients that are banned around the world in countries like Canada and the United Kingdom. As a matter of fact, sometimes they’re banned throughout the entire European Union. The FDA, however, seems quite alright with these disease-linked substances lurking within the food supply.

Articles: The Victims of Immigration Reform

Articles: The Victims of Immigration Reform: To make matters worse, this administration is determined to undermine any significant economic growth by announcing new restrictions of energy use and production. This combined with excessive taxation, regulations and mandates further exacerbates the inability of American companies to be competitive and create jobs in the United States -- just as the labor force will grow by leaps and bounds.

Articles: The Victims of Immigration Reform

Articles: The Victims of Immigration Reform: Assuming there are 15 million illegal immigrants in the country and 80% (12 million) would be a net of of working age and that 20% of that group are currently counted in the BLS statistics, therefore, 9.6 million more people would be added to the published working age population -- if the current legislation is signed into law. The overall current working age population of 245.4 million would therefore increase to 255.0 potential job seekers available for 143.9 million jobs. (a shortfall of 111.1 million). Per the current method of calculating the unemployment rate the current published rate of 7.6% would immediately increase to 9.1%.

Articles: The Victims of Immigration Reform

Articles: The Victims of Immigration Reform: Into this landscape the Congress and the President propose to dump up to 20 million illegal immigrants into the labor force, thus allowing them to compete for whatever jobs are available. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the impact of undocumented immigrants on their statistics:

Articles: The Victims of Immigration Reform

Articles: The Victims of Immigration Reform: In virtually all recent polls the overriding concern facing the people of the United States is the moribund economy. Per the Rasmussen survey out of 15 issues 80% of all respondents listed the economy as the most important followed by: 2) health care, 3) job creation, 4) government ethics and corruption and, 5) government spending. The least important were: 1) war in Afghanistan, 2) environment, 3) energy, 4) national security and, 5) immigration. ()

Articles: The Victims of Immigration Reform

Articles: The Victims of Immigration Reform: In May of 2006 144.0 million Americans were employed; in May of 2013 there are143.9 million. Yet in 2006, 228.4 million people were counted in the civilian noninstitutional population; in 2013, 245.4 -- or a growth in the working age population of 17 million with 100 thousand fewer jobs. Never, over any seven year period since the Great Depression era, has this nation experienced such a dramatic and devastating economic track record.

In immigration bill, the job protection that never happened | WashingtonExaminer.com

In immigration bill, the job protection that never happened | WashingtonExaminer.com: The Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Senate Gang of Eight immigration reform bill predicts it will increase unemployment between now and 2020, and reduce some wages for the first decade it is in effect. It’s the kind of legislation one might expect at least some Democrats to oppose pretty vigorously, but Majority Leader Harry Reid and Gang of Eight chief Charles Schumer have been able to maintain an Obamacare-style party-line discipline on the bill’s behalf. When the final vote is taken, it is possible Senate Democrats will support the Gang of Eight proposal unanimously.

That doesn’t mean some Democrats didn’t try to reduce the bill’s negative effects on employment and wages. It’s just that nearly all of their attempts were stifled by Schumer and Reid.

Minnesota Valkyrie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Minnesota Valkyrie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Minnesota Valkyrie is an amateur sports team currently playing in the Lingerie Football League. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the team plays their home games at the Target Center.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Official says Nelson Mandela on life support; Zuma cancels trip - CNN.com

Official says Nelson Mandela on life support; Zuma cancels trip - CNN.com: Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) -- South Africans lit candles outside the hospital where anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela lay Wednesday night amid a report that the former president was on life support.

Texas Governor Rick Perry to sign drug testing for unemployment law | abc13.com

Texas Governor Rick Perry to sign drug testing for unemployment law | abc13.com: AUSTIN, TX -- Governor Rick Perry is to sign a law mandating drug testing for some unemployment benefits.

CBO says Senate bill will add 46 million immigrants to the United States | The Daily Caller

CBO says Senate bill will add 46 million immigrants to the United States | The Daily Caller

Dog Fashion Disco - Rapist Eyes Lyrics

Dog Fashion Disco - Rapist Eyes Lyrics

Draw me a bloodbath o' sweet rapist eyes,
As all the bruised babies hum lullabies,
Burnt at the stake old souls fill the skies,
Sacrificed for all humanities lies,

I summoned a demon and took it to bed,
I don't recall exactly what was said,
It tied my hands and feet to my bed,
I don't recall exactly what was said,

You got the look that makes detectives itch,
A mouthful of thunder and feverish pitch,
A cross between Satan and a Gucci witch,
Your disposition would make Hitler flinch,

Oh sweet rapist eyes look what you've done to me,
You burned down the temple where the children were sleeping,
Ashes and smoke rose up to the sky,
The memories bloom as the future dies,

Show me some sympathy,
In his image god made me ugly,
Envy and lust,
You are so beautiful,

Don't look at me with those sweet rapist eyes,
Perhaps it's the wine or the soft candlelight,
But I'm under your spell I'm all yours tonight,
The phones off the hook and my tongue is tied. 


Obsessive–compulsive disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Obsessive–compulsive disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry; by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety; or by a combination of such obsessions and compulsions. Symptoms of the disorder include excessive washing or cleaning; repeated checking; extreme hoarding; preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts; relationship-related obsessions; aversion to particular numbers; and nervous rituals, such as opening and closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room. These symptoms can be alienating and time-consuming, and often cause severe emotional and financial distress. The acts of those who have OCD may appear paranoid and potentially psychotic. However, OCD sufferers generally recognize their obsessions and compulsions as irrational, and may become further distressed by this realization.


Australian PM Gillard ousted; Rudd takes over

Australian PM Gillard ousted; Rudd takes over: Julia Gillard tendered her resignation as prime minister to Governor-General Quentin Bryce Wednesday night after losing a ballot of ruling lawmakers to Rudd 57 votes to 45.

Obama administration pumps unprecedented power into EPA - Washington Times

Obama administration pumps unprecedented power into EPA - Washington Times: The report also asserts that the EPA has imposed “at least $13 billion in annual regulatory costs” through the “sue-and-settle” method. That approach involves environmental groups suing the EPA for failing to meet deadlines for actions related to the Clean Air or Clean Water act, and the agency negotiating settlements on how to address the issues.

Fashion Faux Pas: Kids’ Consignment Shop May Close

Fashion Faux Pas: Kids’ Consignment Shop May Close

Kids outgrow their clothing faster than trends change, and purchasing that pint-sized wardrobe gets pricey.  That’s why Rhea Lana Riner founded Rhea Lana’s Inc., a company that organizes consignment events, staffed by volunteers, where parents can buy and sell used children’s clothing. But now the Department of Labor’s regulations—such as requiring Riner to pay volunteers—are blocking Riner’s innovative business. As she writes for USA Today:
“The economy thrives when entrepreneurs and consumers are allowed to cooperate with one another. If we want the real world economy to thrive as much as the innovative Internet world, entrepreneurs need the same freedom to innovate.”
Read the rest here.
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han trends change, and purchasing that pint-sized wardrobe gets pricey.  That’s why Rhea Lana Riner founded Rhea Lana’s Inc., a company that organizes consignment events, staffed by volunteers, where parents can buy and sell used children’s clothing. But now the Department of Labor’s regulations—such as requiring Riner to pay volunteers—are blocking Riner’s innovative business. As she writes for USA Today:
“The economy thrives when entrepreneurs and consumers are allowed to cooperate with one another. If we want the real world economy to thrive as much as the innovative Internet world, entrepreneurs need the same freedom to innovate.”
Read the rest here.
- See more at: http://www.economicfreedom.org/2013/06/26/fashion-faux-pas-kids-consignment-shop-may-close/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Tweet&utm_campaign=6.26.13_fashion+faux+pas+kids%27+consignment+shop+may+close_Twitter#sthash.VPDAat85.dpuf

Fake is Real on Gang of 8 Vote | The Daily Caller

Fake is Real on Gang of 8 Vote | The Daily Caller: We Love Kabuki! One of the oldest senatorial traditions is the Cloture Con: You vote “yes” on the vote to end debate, typically the crucial vote (because it requires a supermajority); then you vote “no” on the final vote to pass the bill, knowing your support’s no longer needed (because if the bill got 60 votes on cloture it will definitely have 51 to pass). The second “no” vote is for show. You can tell your constituents you opposed the bill, hoping they’ll ignore the more important, earlier cloture vote.

Bureaucratic Dictatorship: ObamaCare's Independent Payment Advisory Board | FreedomWorks

Bureaucratic Dictatorship: ObamaCare's Independent Payment Advisory Board | FreedomWorks: ObamaCare has decreed enormous powers – actually, nearly dictatorial – to the Independent Payment Advisory Board - IPAB. In The Wall Street Journal, David Rivkin and Elizabeth Foley claim this board is: Answerable to No One:

The board, which will control more than a half-trillion dollars of federal spending annually, is directed to "develop detailed and specific proposals related to the Medicare program," including proposals cutting Medicare spending below a statutorily prescribed level. In addition, the board is encouraged to make rules "related to" Medicare.

‘Magical’ Ultra-Waterproofing Spray Now Coming to a Hardware Store Near You | Video | TheBlaze.com

‘Magical’ Ultra-Waterproofing Spray Now Coming to a Hardware Store Near You | Video | TheBlaze.com: “This is a game changer,” Jim Stinner, vice president of marketing for Rust-Oleum, said, according to the Lancaster Online. “Everyone is going to want to try it out.”

Sen. Paul Statement on Obama Administration’s War on Coal Rand Paul | United States Senator

Sen. Paul Statement on Obama Administration’s War on Coal Rand Paul | United States Senator: WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Rand Paul today released the following statement regarding President Obama's continued assault on the coal industry.

"President Obama today declared a war on coal, and thus declared a war on Kentucky jobs and our economy. Whether it is through the retroactive denial of permits, onerous regulations on coal-fired power plants, or unreasonable environmental requirements, the policies of this Administration are threatening the very way of life that has sustained Kentucky communities for generations," Sen. Paul said. "As a defender of the free market and of coal, I will continue to fight back against the EPA and any other federal agency whose goal is to stifle coal production. I will continue to stand up for our miners in Washington as we continue to recognize the sacrifices they make to provide food for their families and energy for America."

For Good Reason, Polygamists Thrilled With SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

For Good Reason, Polygamists Thrilled With SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling: A door has been opened that cannot now be closed. My suggestion is that all 313 million Americans marry one another so we all get those sweet government benefits.

So let me ask my Convo colleagues now: Will you marry me?

Localism (politics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Localism (politics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Localism describes a range of political philosophies which prioritize the local. Generally, localism supports local production and consumption of goods, local control of government, and promotion of local history, local culture and local identity. Localism can be contrasted with regionalism and centralized government, with its opposite being found in the unitary state.

Centre-right - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Centre-right - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The International Democrat Union, an alliance of centre-right political parties, including the British Conservative Party, the Republican Party of the United States, the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, Christian democratic parties, amongst others across the world, is committed to the principles that "democratic societies provide individuals throughout the world with the best conditions for political liberty, personal freedom, equality of opportunity and economic development under the rule of law; and therefore being committed to advancing the social and political values on which democratic societies are founded, including the basic personal freedoms and human rights, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; in particular, the right of free speech, organisation, assembly and non-violent dissent; the right to free elections and the freedom to organise effective parliamentary opposition to government; the right to a free and independent media; the right to religious belief; equality before the law; and individual opportunity and prosperity".[3]

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

‘The World’s End’ Featurette: The Accidental Cornetto Trilogy

‘The World’s End’ Featurette: The Accidental Cornetto Trilogy: Whilst The World’s End is a comedy about a robot apocalypse, it is not intended as a parody. Pegg emphasizes the fact that the Cornetto trilogy is not a series of parodic films, but rather that each installment is simply an abstraction of a genre into the framework of British comedy – love letters to the kind of films that Wright & Co. love the most. Just as Shaun of the Dead was intended as a genuine zombie movie with humor (a “rom-zom-com”) and Hot Fuzz was an action movie set in an ostensibly quiet English countryside town, The World’s End is “a quest movie with an extremely irresponsible King Arthur at the helm of it.”

Two women describe gang-rape at military intelligence unit in Bab al-Dreib, Homs | Women Under Siege

Two women describe gang-rape at military intelligence unit in Bab al-Dreib, Homs | Women Under Siege: The task force said that “people’s committees” in Syria armed by the regime near the beginning of the revolution were said to take girls and women off public transport as they passed through Alawite areas in Homs. The committees would know by last names on IDs which girls and women were Sunni or associated with the opposition, the task force explained.

Obama says 'deeply disappointed' by court decision on voting act | Reuters

Obama says 'deeply disappointed' by court decision on voting act | Reuters

People wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, to listen to

People wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, to listen to: People wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, to listen to oral arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder voting rights case. The justices are hearing arguments in a challenge to the part of the Voting Rights Act that forces places with a history of discrimination, mainly in the Deep South, to get approval before they make any change in the way elections are held.

Supreme Court Upholds Voting Rights Act, But Strikes Down How It's Enforced - Forbes

Supreme Court Upholds Voting Rights Act, But Strikes Down How It's Enforced - Forbes: Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act does not, Roberts said, because Congress has repeatedly renewed the law without updating the record supporting it. Initially intended to be a five-year measure, the law was expanded and renewed for 25-year terms in 1982 and 2006. Congress clearly has authority to overrule state voting laws under the Fifteenth Amendment, Roberts said, which gives the federal government the power to enact and enforce appropriate legislation to ensure voting rights.

But the Fifteenth Amendment was “not designed to punish for the past; its purpose is to ensure a better future,” Roberts said.

Supreme Court Upholds Voting Rights Act, But Strikes Down How It's Enforced - Forbes

Supreme Court Upholds Voting Rights Act, But Strikes Down How It's Enforced - Forbes: Roberts dismissed the dissenters as living in the past — and ignoring the fact that two of the four signed off on the court’s 2009 decision in Northwest Austin v. Holder, which narrowly upheld the law but raised questions about whether Congress had a rational reason for singling out states based on voting practices identified decades before.

Supreme Court Upholds Voting Rights Act, But Strikes Down How It's Enforced - Forbes

Supreme Court Upholds Voting Rights Act, But Strikes Down How It's Enforced - Forbes: The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision penned by Chief Justice John Roberts, upheld the 1965 law designed to ensure equal voting rights for white and minority citizens. But Roberts declared Section 4 of that law unconstitutional because it singled out certain states and counties based on 40-year-old evidence of racial discrimination.

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Obama's Lost War: On Eve of Talks, Taliban Attack Karzai's Palace

Obama's Lost War: On Eve of Talks, Taliban Attack Karzai's Palace

Just as the Obama administration hoped to start peace talks with the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar, the Taliban launched an attack on President Hamid Karzai's compound in Kabul.

 

 

Obama, clean your room and finish your homework before you go out to play. » Volkalize - people power discussion | Volkalize – people power discussion

Obama,clean your room and finish your homework before you go out to play. » Volkalize - people power discussion | Volkalize – people power discussion: With virtually everything in disarray Obama, Tuesday, plans to introduce a new Global Warming agenda.

This deserves to be laughed out of town before it is even discussed. With international foreign policy in chaos, Bengahazi unanswered, the NSA eruption, the IRS scandal, the economy struggling, the debt ceiling drawing near, immigration reform under fire, Snowden on the run, the labor board acting without a legal quorum, sexual harassment in the military on the front pages, peoples trust in the Government sliding, Wall street in a panic over interest rates, and Obamacare shaping up to be a train wreck because they are not prepared to smoothly implement it Obama wants to start yet another new misguided program to distract everyone from all the messes he already has going.

Good Grief!

Monday, June 24, 2013

$80 Million Dollar Heiress Gets Robbed For Everything, No One Will Investigate » Unbound Radio

$80 Million Dollar Heiress Gets Robbed For Everything, No One Will Investigate » Unbound Radio: Breuner had her entire trust fund embezzled from her and no government agency, including attorney generals, the FCC, or FBI seems to care.

Breuner has sent out hundreds of letters begging for someone to help her investigate this matter and still has gotten nowhere.

Breuner has also lost 4 different properties over this for bringing the truth forward, one of the homes didn’t even have a loan against it.

“I think it’s our government. I think we are looking at a Nazi regime, frankly”, said Breuner.

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British Health System's Horrifying Present is Obamacare’s Terrifying Future | LifeNews.com

British Health System's Horrifying Present is Obamacare’s Terrifying Future | LifeNews.com

I have written often here of the meltdown being experienced by the NHS. The cause? Centralized control that deprofessionalizes physicians, rations healthcare, and turns the system into a bureaucratic nightmare.
Tellingly, the NHS was the model for many Obamacarians–particularly the centralized control part. This despite the fact that NHS quality of care is in free fall. And now, there are apparently bureaucratic coverups–coupled with suppression of a whistleblower–under way to protect the dysfunctional system. From the column by the splendid Melanie Phillips:
So now, having had the inquiry into the inquiry that suppressed facts about the failure of the original inquiry, there is to be a further inquiry into the bullying of the woman who tried to blow the whistle on the uselessness–and worse–of the inquirers. Really, the saga of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has progressed from tragedy through scandal to farce, and has now plumbed astonishing new depths of moral and political squalor. For at the weekend, after the revelations of the cover-up over deaths from negligence at Morecambe Bay hospitals, we learned just what happened to Kay Sheldon, a non-executive director at the CQC, when she tried to bring to light failings at the regulator which were putting patients’ lives at risk.
And now we also know–just as had been suspected from the start–that the culture of bullying, intimidation and lies in the NHS reached to the very top.
Hmm. Sound familiar?
Worse, centralized control can kill:
The ensuing debacle was not just the result of a botched merger: it reflects an NHS culture which is profoundly, systemically and almost certainly irredeemably rotten. At the very root lies an appalling litany of serial incompetence, indifference and even cruelty by front-line staff. Let us not forget the dreadful events themselves in Morecambe Bay hospitals, where at least 16 babies and two mothers are estimated to have died through neglect. And in Mid Staffs, neglect and cruelty reached such a pitch that patients drank from flower vases to relieve their thirst. Now, 14 more hospitals are being investigated for unusually high death rates. And we know from example after sickening example that too many elderly patients are treated all too frequently with a callousness that defies belief.
While thousands of NHS staff are highly professional and dedicated, far too many have simply lost the ethic of caring. And these failings are not being addressed; because what rules in the NHS, from top to bottom, is a culture of ruthless unaccountability in which the buck stops nowhere.
The problems of the NHS may seem very far away. But they are our future unless we prevent the Obamacare debacle from fully taking hold.

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