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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Another Brutally Disturbing Example of Government-Run Healthcare from the United Kingdom | International Liberty

Another Brutally Disturbing Example of Government-Run Healthcare from the United Kingdom | International Liberty



Another Brutally Disturbing Example of Government-Run Healthcare from the United Kingdom

It’s time to add to our collection of horror stories from the U.K.’s government-run healthcare system (previous examples can be found here,hereherehereherehereherehereherehere,herehereherehere, here, and here).
What makes today’s story different, though, is that the bureaucracy not only is denying care to a small child, but also seeking to prevent the family from seeking treatment elsewhere.
Check out these excerpts from a blood-chilling story in USA Today.
The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled.
So why did they feel the need to escape a presumably civilized nation?
It seems government-run healthcare isn’t exactly on the cutting edge when it comes to life-saving treatments.
The family had fled to Spain in hopes of selling a property to obtain enough cash for a new treatment in the Czech Republic or the United States they hope will help their child. Police pursued them and issued an arrest warrant on suspicion of neglect after Southampton General Hospital realized their patient — Ashya King, 5 — was gone, without their consent. British authorities have made no apology for the warrant.
I can’t resist interrupting the main focus of the story at this point because the story then includes this line.
The case has riveted Britain, which is proud of a health service that offers universal care.
Maybe Brits are proud of their NHS, which would be a poor reflection on the collective IQ of the nation, but it certainly doesn’t offer universal care.
Unless, of course, you include neglect and torture in your definition of care.
Now back to our main story.
…the saga has…raised volatile questions of how much power authorities should have in interfering in some of the most sensitive of questions — and whether it has the right to insist that treatment dictates be followed. …Television images have shown the Kings being loaded into a Spanish squad car in handcuffs. When asked by the BBC on their views, the couple told the reporter they are just trying to help their child. …The family has criticized Britain’s health care system, saying he has a serious tumor that needs an advanced treatment option called proton beam therapy and that it wasn’t being made available to him. …Unlike other types of cancer treatment, it doesn’t indiscriminately kill surrounding healthy tissue, so there could be fewer long term effects.
But fear not. If little Ashya can somehow hold on until 2018, maybe the bureaucrats will be able to help.
Britain’s health department announced in 2011 it will build two treatment centers to make proton beam therapy available in London and Manchester from 2018. Until those facilities open, Britain will pay for patients eligible for the therapy to go to the USA and Switzerland for treatment. It wasn’t immediately clear why health care officials didn’t make this option available to Aysha.
As a parent, I know I would break the law if faced with the same situation.
It’s outrageous and disgusting, though, that such laws even exist.
P.S. I don’t mean to pick on the United Kingdom. We also have horror storiesabout government-run healthcare in the United States.

Jeff Sessions: Senate Dems Willing Accomplices in Obama's 'Lawless' Executive Amnesty

Jeff Sessions: Senate Dems Willing Accomplices in Obama's 'Lawless' Executive Amnesty



President Obama’s announcement that this would come only after the midterm elections is of course an attempt to protect the Senate Democrat incumbents who have enabled President Obama's lawless immigration decrees every step of the way. This White House, and this Senate Democrat Conference, view everyday Americans – who want their laws enforced and their borders controlled – with contempt. They believe our nation’s immigration policy should be decided by a handful of the world’s most elite CEOs and most powerful open borders lobbyists, operating in secrecy and outside our open governmental process.




Jeff Sessions: Senate Dems Willing Accomplices in Obama's 'Lawless' Executive Amnesty

Jeff Sessions: Senate Dems Willing Accomplices in Obama's 'Lawless' Executive Amnesty



There must be no confusion on this point: not one Senate Democrat has supported the House bill to stop this executive action and demanded that Leader Reid bring it to a vote. Every Senate Democrat is therefore the President’s direct partner in this lawless scheme. The remedy now is for the American voter to send a message that will thunder through the halls of Congress. Though President Obama and his Senate Democrats refuse to believe so, the American citizen is still in charge of this government and this country.




Jeff Sessions: Senate Dems Willing Accomplices in Obama's 'Lawless' Executive Amnesty

Jeff Sessions: Senate Dems Willing Accomplices in Obama's 'Lawless' Executive Amnesty



President Obama has openly reaffirmed his unconstitutional plan to nullify our nation’s sovereign laws, issuing executive amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. In so doing, he will wipe away American workers’ lawful immigration protections. Illegal workers will be instantly allowed to take precious jobs directly from struggling Americans in every occupation in America. Countless more unlawful workers will pour across the border and overstay their visas. These executive actions will incentivise a tsunami of illegality.




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Venezuela Set To Import Oil - The American Interest

Venezuela Set To Import Oil - The American Interest



Venezuela Set To Import Oil

The management acumen of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro continues to amaze.Reuters:
Algeria is in talks to export crude oil to fellow OPEC member Venezuela, Algerian Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi said on Tuesday, confirming a Reuters report.
Last week, a document from Venezuela’s state-run energy company PDVSA seen by Reuters showed Venezuela was considering importing crude oil for the first time and could use Algerian light crude as blending stock to boost sales of its own extra-heavy oil.
“Yes, we are in talks,” Yousfi told Reuters when asked whether Algeria was planning to export crude oil to Venezuela. He declined to provide details.
More details come care of the Miami Herald:
It turns out that Venezuela’s own production of light crudes has plummeted since the late President Hugo Chávez took office in 1999, and the country desperately needs light crudes to blend with its Orinoco Basin extra heavy crude oils. Without such a blend, the Orinoco Basin’s extra heavy crude is too dense to be transported through pipelines to Venezuelan ports and exported abroad.
Venezuela’s oil production, which accounts for 95 percent of the country’s export earnings, should be used in world classrooms as a textbook case of what happens when a populist government starts distributing a country’s wealth in cash subsidies, without investing in maintenance and innovation. Much like happened with Cuba’s once flourishing sugar industry, Venezuela’s Chávez-inspired populism has destroyed the goose that laid the golden eggs.
In 1999, when Chávez took office, PDVSA had 51,000 employees and produced 63 barrels of crude a day per employee. Fifteen years later, PDVSA had 140,000 employees, and produced 20 barrels of crude a day per employee, according to an Aug. 14 report by the France Press news agency.
Venezuela’s net oil exports have plummeted from 3.1 million barrels a day in 1997 to 1.7 million barrels a day in 2013, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates.
There was a popular riddle bandied about the Soviet Union back in communist days that went something like this: Question: if the Soviet Union conquered the Sahara, what would happen? Answer: nothing for 50 years, then a shortage of sand.
Well, it certainly didn’t take Venezuela 50 years to develop a shortage of oil under the inspired economic leadership of the socialist apparatchiks who have wrecked the economy in the name of helping the poor.




Friday, September 5, 2014

The ugly truth about wearable technology

The ugly truth about wearable technology



New York Times tech-scribe-cum-style 



savant, Nick Bilton recently penned a speculative editorial proclaiming the as-of-yet-unannounced iWatch as the device that could finally take wearables mainstream. Apple will no doubt roll out a beautiful piece of machinery -- it has an excellent track record and a proven team of designers, engineers and business people on board -- but the truth is, no matter how good the software, no matter how innovative the functionality, no matter how versatile and beautiful the design, there will never be one wearable for everyone.



Almost every player in the wearable game thus far has proven an ability to produce successful consumer technologies. Some of us can even agree that they're starting to get the style right, but the truth is we all fancy

ourselves individuals when we get dressed in the morning. No single company, whether it's Apple or Motorola or even Swatch is ever going to make a single device that we all want to wear.

Apple's wearable device, whether it's a watch or a fedora or even a condom, 

will no doubt be a meticulously designed piece of hardware, but it's going to take a much more robust and diverse market, full of choice for wearables to really take off. It's going to take more than NFCfitness tracking and Jony Ive's magic touch. It's going to take more than killer features and refined hardware.

It's going to take time.

How I Built a Raspberry Pi Tablet | MAKE

How I Built a Raspberry Pi Tablet | MAKE








dispettoso - Wiktionary

dispettoso - Wiktionary



dispettoso

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dispetto +‎ -oso

Adjective[edit]

dispettoso m (feminine dispettosamasculine plural dispettosifeminine plural dispettose)
  1. spitefulteasingnaughty

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Woman Found Beheaded In Back Garden Named

Woman Found Beheaded In Back Garden Named



A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 82-year-old woman was beheaded in broad daylight in a suburban back garden.

The Unemployment Rate In Every State, Before And After The Great Recession : Planet Money : NPR

The Unemployment Rate In Every State, Before And After The Great Recession : Planet Money : NPR



It's been five years since the recession ended, and the unemployment rate in most states is still higher than it used to be.

Rand Paul: ‘I Am Not an Isolationist’ | TIME

Rand Paul: ‘I Am Not an Isolationist’ | TIME



If I had been in President Obama's shoes, I would have acted more decisively and strongly against ISIS

Some pundits are surprised that I support destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militarily. They shouldn’t be. I’ve said since I began public life that I am not an isolationist, nor am I an interventionist. I look at the world, and consider war, realistically and constitutionally.
I still see war as the last resort. But I agree with Reagan’s idea that no country should mistake U.S. reluctance for war for a lack of resolve.
As Commander-in-Chief, I would not allow our enemies to kill our citizens or our ambassadors. “Peace through Strength” only works if you have and show strength.
Our recent foreign policy has allowed radical jihadists to proliferate. Today, there are more terrorists groups than there were before 9/11, most notably ISIS. After all the sacrifice in Afghanistan and Iraq, why do we find ourselves in a more dangerous world?
And why, after six years, does President Obama lack a strategy to deal with threats like ISIS?
This administration’s dereliction of duty has both sins of action and inaction, which is what happens when you are flailing around wildly, without careful strategic thinking.
And while my predisposition is to less intervention, I do support intervention when our vital interests are threatened.
If I had been in President Obama’s shoes, I would have acted more decisively and strongly against ISIS. I would have called Congress back into session—even during recess.
This is what President Obama should have done. He should have been prepared with a strategic vision, a plan for victory and extricating ourselves. He should have asked for authorization for military action and would have, no doubt, received it.
Once we have decided that we have an enemy that requires destruction, we must have a comprehensive strategy—a realistic policy applying military power and skillful diplomacy to protect our national interests.
The immediate challenge is to define the national interest to determine the form of intervention we might pursue. I was repeatedly asked if I supported airstrikes. I do—if it makes sense as part of a larger strategy.
There’s no point in taking military action just for the sake of it, something Washington leaders can’t seem to understand. America has an interest in protecting more than 5,000 personnel serving at the largest American embassy in the world in northern Iraq. I am also persuaded by the plight of massacred Christians and Muslim minorities.
The long-term challenge is debilitating and ultimately eradicating a strong and growing ISIS, whose growth poses a significant terrorist threat to U.S. allies and enemies in the region, Europe, and our homeland.
The military means to achieve these goals include airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. Such airstrikes are the best way to suppress ISIS’s operational strength and allow allies such as the Kurds to regain a military advantage.
We should arm and aid capable and allied Kurdish fighters whose territory includes areas now under siege by the ISIS.
Since Syrian jihadists are also a threat to Israel, we should help reinforce Israel’s Iron Dome protection against missiles.
We must also secure our own borders and immigration policy from ISIS infiltration. Our border is porous, and the administration, rather than acting to protect it, instead ponders unconstitutional executive action, legalizing millions of illegal immigrants.
Our immigration system, especially the administration of student visas, requires a full-scale examination. Recently, it was estimated that as many as 6,000 possibly dangerous foreign students are unaccounted for. This is inexcusable over a decade after we were attacked on 9/11 by hijackers including one Saudi student who overstayed his student visa.
We should revoke passports from any Americans or dual citizens who are fighting with ISIS.
Important to the long-term stability in the region is the reengagement diplomatically with allies in the region and in Europe to recognize the shared nature of the threat of Radical Islam and the growing influence of jihadists. That is what will make this a comprehensive strategy.
ISIS is a global threat; we should treat it accordingly and build a coalition of nations who are also threatened by the rise of the Islamic State. Important partners such as Turkey, a NATO ally, Israel, and Jordan face an immediate threat, and unchecked growth endangers Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Gulf countries such as Qatar, and even Europe. Several potential partners—notably, the Turks, Qataris, and Saudis—have been reckless in their financial support of ISIS, which must cease immediately.
This is one set of principles. Any strategy, though, should be presented to the American people through Congress. If war is necessary, we should act as a nation. We should do so properly and constitutionally and with a real strategy and a plan for both victory and exit.
To develop a realistic strategy, we need to understand why the threat of ISIS exists. Jihadist Islam is festering in the region. But in order for it to grow, prosper, and conquer, it needs chaos.
Three years after President Obama waged war in Libya without Congressional approval, Libya is a sanctuary and safe haven for training and arms for terrorists from Northern Africa to Syria. Our deserted Embassy in Tripoli is controlled by militants. Jihadists today swim in our embassy pool.
Syria, likewise, has become a jihadist wonderland. In Syria, Obama’s plan just one year ago—and apparently Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s desire—was to aid rebels against Assad, despite the fact that many of these groups are al-Qaeda- and ISIS-affiliated. Until we acknowledge that arming the Islamic rebels in Syria allowed ISIS a safe haven, no amount of military might will extricate us from a flawed foreign policy.
Unfortunately, Obama’s decisions—from disengaging diplomatically in Iraq and the region and fomenting chaos in Libya and Syria—leave few good options. A more realistic and effective foreign policy would protect the vital interests of the nation without the unrealistic notion of nation-building.
Paul is the junior U.S. Senator for Kentucky.

Joan Rivers on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Latin American Herald Tribune - U.S.: Ebola Epidemic Could Get Out of Control Without World Response

Latin American Herald Tribune - U.S.: Ebola Epidemic Could Get Out of Control Without World Response






Kelly on Twitter: "I won't vote cuz I only agree with him 90%! So I'm gonna let the guy I 100% disagree with win!" Dumbass.

Kelly on Twitter: "I won't vote cuz I only agree with him 90%! So I'm gonna let the guy I 100% disagree with win!" Dumbass.

Guy Benson on Twitter: Holder, last month: "Taking our country back" is racist. Joe Biden, yesterday: "It's time to take back America!" https://t.co/tILusf6wIJ

Guy Benson on Twitter: Holder, last month: "Taking our country back" is racist. Joe Biden, yesterday: "It's time to take back America!" https://t.co/tILusf6wIJ

Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit - Sung by the movies

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality




Monday, September 1, 2014

Drudge Report Feed on Twitter

Drudge Report Feed on Twitter: SURVEY: Only half of women can locate vagina on diagram... http://t.co/QHaCo27lXl

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Amazon.com: Scorpion Strike (9780449222218): John J. Nance: Amazon Warehouse Deals

Amazon.com: Scorpion Strike (9780449222218): John J. Nance: Amazon Warehouse Deals




Brookings on Twitter: If Horatio Alger were alive today, would his stories be any different? http://t.co/LlRQhRHxRH http://t.co/b26VAKa9BT

Brookings on Twitter: If Horatio Alger were alive today, would his stories be any different? http://t.co/LlRQhRHxRH http://t.co/b26VAKa9BT

Dear Mr. Wonderful - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Mr. Wonderful - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Plot[edit]

Ruby Dennis (Joe Pesci) is a small time lounge singer who owns a bowling alley. The film follows his attempts to make it big while struggling against the mob and finding romance with Sharon (Ivy Ray Browning). Dennis lives with his sister, Paula (Karen Ludwig), and her son, Raymond (Evan Handler). Paula quits her job and runs off to help the poor, leaving Dennis to keep Raymond away from a life of crime.


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