July 28, 2009

Old And Tired: Cuban Health Care. New And Hawt: Rwandan Health Care?

Seriously, Rwanda has health care?

So says some dingbat who claims we should emulate their model.

SNYDERMAN: One other sort of tough question. Some experts this weekend have said we are looking at class warfare in the United States and you have to say those words if we're going to move forward.  Would you agree with that?

ROBINSON: As somebody who works in this country but as a guest, if you like, I'll leave it others to put it in sharper terms.  What I would like to suggest from a global health perspective is look at what some of the very poorest countries have done. Rwanda, a post-genocide country, has 90% health insurance cover {for all 10 people left?-ed.}.  I was there last September and I was there in March --

SNYDERMAN: You're making me jealous.

ROBINSON: Doesn't it?

Not me.

Seriously, we should look to the Third World for advice on anything except being hellholes? Count me the fuck out.

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July 27, 2009

Mother Gaia, Manbearpig, And Hippies Everywhere Weep. And I Love The Taste Of Their Tears.

This is probably the greatest example of how to fuck with the self righteous cockgobblins who hector us about the cars we drive, and how we need to adopt more "Gaia-Friendly" methods of getting around, especially in those lawnmowers with a roof.

Eco-friendly Smart cars are small enough to be picked up by just a few people and dumped into the Dutch capital's canals, reports De Telegraaf newspaper.

One victim Casper de Jong was woken by police after they found his Smart floating in the waterway outside his apartment.

Mr de Jong said: "Several weeks ago the same thing happened to my companion's Smart. Both cars were a complete write-off."

One Smart sales worker said: "We're not supposed to talk about this because the police don't want the craze to spread but we've had quite a few drowned cars returned to us."

Oh yeah. Just reading this bit of truth to power made me want to go out and punch a hippie, urinate on his hemp blanket to improve the smell, and then throw a car battery into the lake as a celebration. 

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July 08, 2009

Remember When The Obamas Planted That Garden At The White House?

Yeah, well it turns out the garden and the vegetables it produced may not be as Hope and Change-y as originally predicted.

Instead, an embarrassed White House admitted today that the plot — whose lettuce, herbs and other produce have been consumed by the first family, visiting dignitaries, local school children and a women's homeless shelter — had tested positive for elevated levels of lead.

A spokeswoman for the White House said the soil in the garden had lead concentrations of 93 parts per million of lead. Health experts say it is safe to raise leafy vegetables in soil with concentrations of 10-50 parts per million, and urban gardens typically have raised lead levels. However, it is advised for young children to be tested for exposure to lead if they play in areas where lead concentrations exceed 100 parts per million. The Environmental Protection Agency puts the threshold for dangerous lead levels at 300 parts per million.


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