World War II Veterans not allowed on the National Mall while Illegal Immigrants Are

Posted by PITHOCRATES - October 12th, 2013

Week in Review

The Democrats are loving the government shutdown.  They get to screw Americans and blame it on the Republicans (see Obama wants you! Feds hiring for thousands of open jobs amid shutdown by Jim McElhatton posted 10/8/2013 on The Washington Times).

The federal government is shut down, but that hasn’t stopped agencies from running lots of “help wanted” ads.

More than 4,000 job postings remained active on the federal government’s hiring site as of Tuesday. Although many ads first ran before the shutdown began, nearly 500 posts were placed in the past three days.

They can’t let World War II veterans visit the outdoor World War II monument on the National Mall but they can hire up to 4,000 new employees?  Further proof that the partial shutdown is political.  With the left making it as painful as possible to the masses of people.  While making sure their few friends and campaign donors are not inconvenienced.  Such as the big rally on the National Mall for illegal immigrants.

World War II veterans-no.  Illegal immigrants-yes.  World War II veterans-no.  Government bureaucrats-yes.  Political-yes.  Democrats put the needs of the people above their political agenda-no.

There are two Americas.  Resembling a 2-story outhouse.  Where the American people are on the lower level.  And the liberal Democrats are on the upper level.

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Liberal Democrats’ War on the Black Family keeps Blacks Poor and Dependent on Government

Posted by PITHOCRATES - October 12th, 2013

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The surge of liberalism during LBJ’s Great Society marked the decline of the black family.  Following the Sexual Revolution encouraging women to explore and enjoy their sexuality young women did.  And a lot of them got pregnant.  Which is when the Great Society stepped in and took care of these single mothers.  With Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).  And grouping them together in crime-ridden public housing.  Telling the fathers don’t worry about your babies.  We’ll take care of them.  So many boys grew up without fathers in crime-ridden public housing with other boys growing up without fathers in the same crime-ridden public housing.  Boys who got into trouble.  And took that trouble to school.   Creating broken families.  And broken schools.  In the inner city.  Which was predominantly black.  Causing the Great Society to hurt poor black families more than other poor families.

Kids attending broken schools do not get a good education.  And kids from families broken by liberal Democrat policies do not do their homework.  Hurting their earning potential.  And keeping them dependent on the government.  Once a kid starts down this path it will be very difficult to leave it.  For once you let your English and math skills fall behind others your age you just won’t achieve what they will (see Children’s future earnings predicted from age nine by Nick Collins posted 10/7/2013 on The Telegraph).

Future earnings of children can already be predicted by the time they are nine simply by looking at English and Maths scores, according to a new study…

A mathematician from Harvard University found that children’s grades in English and Maths could help predict their likelihood of going to University at age 20, and their average earnings at 28…

Prof Gary Chamberlain analysed hundreds of records from thousands of classrooms across 866 schools in Tennessee, which dated from the school years 1988-89 to 2008-09.

The data proves this (see Only 5% of Black Students Graduate High School Ready for College based on ACT Scores posted 8/24/2013 on Pithocrates).  Those with the highest number of out-of-wedlock births (blacks) have the lowest high school graduation rate, the lowest ACT scores and the lowest median family income.  While those with the lowest number of out-of-wedlock births (Asians) have the highest high school graduation rate, the highest ACT scores and the highest median family income.

Family matters.  And those who study hard, go to college, establish a career, get married THEN have their children do better than those who party more than study while in school.  And kids with a single parent are at a great disadvantage as they have only half the parenting available to get them to do their homework.  As well as to discipline them and to instill a work ethic.  Doing homework isn’t fun.  But if they don’t do their English and math homework they just won’t have as successful a career as others who do their homework will.

The reason why black families continue to struggle after 40 years of Great Society programs that were to fix everything that was wrong is that the left exploits them to win elections.  With liberals accounting for only about 21% of the electorate they have to put together coalitions of voting blocks.  And with blacks about 13% of the population that’s a nice voting block to take for granted.  All the left has to do is to keep destroying the black family and convince them that they can’t get by without their liberal programs.  Which isn’t that hard to do when the liberals control our public schools.  Where they even pass out free birth control.  And provide access to abortions without parental notification.  Destroying the family anyway they can.  And replacing the family with government.  Just like they did with AFDC and that crime-ridden public housing.

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National Health Care in Brazil amputates Wrong Leg, turns to Cuba to relieve Doctor Shortage

Posted by PITHOCRATES - October 12th, 2013

Week in Review

The proponents of Obamacare say the United States is the only advanced economy in the world that doesn’t have national health care.  Which is probably why the American health care system is the best in the world.  And things like this happen where they do have national health care (see Brazilian doctors remove the wrong leg of patient before amputating other leg by The Associated Press posted 10/9/2013 on The Vancouver Sun).

A Brazilian hospital says a patient with diabetic kidney failure has been left legless after going into an operation to amputate his right leg and having doctors remove his left…

“When the patient’s daughter told doctors they had removed the wrong leg, they amputated the other leg as well.”

Is this an isolated incident?  Or is it an indictment of national health care itself?  Well, according to the Washington Post (see Brazil, facing health-care crisis, imports Cuban doctors by Paula Moura and Juan Forero posted 8/30/2013) it doesn’t look that much like an isolated incident.

Since the 1960s, Cuba has deployed an army of doctors by the tens of thousands to the world’s most inhospitable corners, from Haiti to Africa’s killing fields to the ultra-violent barrios of Venezuela.

Now, thousands of Cubans are heading to relatively affluent Brazil to shore up a decrepit health-care system that has become a national embarrassment.

Two months after mass protests against the substandard condition of public health and other services, President Dilma Rousseff’s government has signed a deal to bring 4,000 Cubans by the end of the year to serve for three years in forlorn outposts where health officials say Brazilian doctors will not work. Under the contract, Brazil will pay the island’s cash-starved government $4,200 a month per doctor, or $200 million annually.

But the government’s plan has its doubters. Among them is Aline Lais Ribeiro, 17, who on a recent day waited three hours to see the lone doctor working a 24-hour shift in a shabby clinic in this gritty Sao Paulo suburb, one of the 700 towns where Cuban doctors will be assigned. She asked why the government has not put resources into building a quality health-care system to match Brazil’s developed-world pretensions.

So national health care in Brazil is “decrepit.”  A “national embarrassment.”  And “substandard.”  It’s so bad they are getting doctors from Cuba to relive their chronic doctor shortage.  With Cubans becoming doctors no doubt so they can escape their godforsaken island.  As the Cuban communists prostitute these doctors to bring in some hard currency to their “cash-starved government.”

If these doctors work about a 60-hour week at $4,200 per month that comes to approximately $16.27 per hour.  Recently in America unskilled fast-food workers went on strike to raise their hourly wage to $15.  Imagine that.  Unskilled workers demanding nearly the same amount of money Cuban doctors will work for in Brazil.  Well, they won’t get all of that money.  Most of it will go to the “cash-starved government” back in Cuba.

As Obamacare rolls out Brazil may lose these Cuban doctors.  As Obamacare creates a doctor shortage in the United States the Americans may offer those Cubans as much as $20 an hour to come practice medicine in America.  As a bonus incentive they will be able to retain their native language.  For the illegal aliens flooding our country who will receive Obamacare speak Spanish.  Not Portuguese like they do in Brazil.  But Spanish.  Like they speak in Cuba.  A win-win for the Obama administration.  And Cuba.  Well, the Cuban government.  For if they are exporting 4,000 Cuban doctors that may make the average Cuban wait a lot longer to see a doctor in their national health care system.

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The Roll Out of Obamacare was a Disaster because the Government can’t do anything better than the Private Sector

Posted by PITHOCRATES - October 12th, 2013

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No one likes renewing their driver’s license.  Because the government doesn’t have competition.  And therefore doesn’t do anything well.  Because there are no market pressures.  No risk of losing customers because of poor service or an inferior product.  They can put out garbage and we have to accept it.  Why?  Because where else are we going to go?  Which is why Obamacare is so frightening to many.  And why the role out of the website was a disaster (see Obamacare site hits reset button on passwords as contractors scramble by Sean Gallagher posted 10/8/2013 on ars technica).

Garbage in, garbage out

The result of the headlong rush to October 1 was a system that had never been tested at anything like the load it experienced on its first day of operation (if it was tested with loads at all). Those looking for a reason for the site’s horrible performance on its first day had plenty of things to choose from.

First of all, there’s the front-end site itself. The first page of the registration process (once you get to it) has 2,099 lines of HTML code, but it also calls 56 JavaScript files and 11 CSS files. That’s not exactly optimal for heavy-load pages.

Navigating the site once you get past registration is something of a cheese chase through the rat-maze. “It’s like a bad, boring video game where you try to grunt and hack your way through to the next step,” one site user told Ars.

Once you get through all that, it’s not clear that it’s going to do you any good. Underlying problems in the back-end code—including the data hub built by QSSI—have been causing errors in determining whether individuals are eligible for subsidized plans under the program. In DC, that means health care plan prices won’t be available to people registering through DC’s portal until November. It may also mean that others who have registered already at the federal and state exchanges may get sticker shock later.

The sad thing is this.  They are probably better at building websites than they are delivering health care.  So if you liked the quality of health care you were receiving before Obamacare you can kiss that goodbye.  Because the roll out of Obamacare?  This is probably as good as it gets under Obamacare.  Because the government can never do anything as well as the private sector.

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Women Doctors suffer Sexual Harassment thanks to the Left’s Sexualization of Women

Posted by PITHOCRATES - October 12th, 2013

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Australia was once part of the British Empire.  Like the United States.  And both were very Christian when they were part of the British Empire.  And they remained religious following their independence.  For a while.  But then we both drifted away from our religious teachings.  And began to lose our civility (see Most female doctors suffer sexual harassment, say researchers by Australian Associated Press posted 10/7/2013 on The Guardian).

Most women GPs suffer sexual harassment from patients during their career, according to researchers, who have written a letter to the Medical Journal of Australia.

The most common concerns are requests for inappropriate examinations, inappropriate exposure of body parts and gender-based remarks.

Touching and grabbing are also problems, according to a questionnaire-based survey by Dr Peter Bratuskins of Monash University in Melbourne.

He and his colleagues report that 54.5% of respondents have been harassed by a patient.

Before the Sexual Revolution, birth control and abortion, before we sexualized women, we treated women like ladies.  The left thinks treating a woman like a lady means inferring she’s the weaker sex and should remain barefoot and pregnant.  To forgo a career so her husband can have one.  That’s what the left thinks.  But the right doesn’t.  They believe treating a woman like a lady means we don’t sexualize her.  And we see more than just her lady parts.

The percentage of people in Australia who have no religion jumped from less than 1% to 6.7% following the Sexual Revolution.  Rising to 18.7% in 2006.  The further we move from religion the easier it is to sexualize women.  Because we believe that there is no judgment of our behavior after we die.  Which turns medical examinations into cheap sexual thrills with women doctors.  Because today we live in a sex-dominated world. Where we use sex to sell everything.  Putting sex foremost on the mind of many men.  Who interpret the women’s movement as the nod of approval to look at women as the sum total of their lady parts.

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