That´s not to say it´s excusable, just that the appalling neglect of 38 patients at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch is the logical result of the NHS´s untenable management structure. Imagine if everything at Tesco´s was free but rationed, and subject to delivery delays of several months. Then throw in the fact that there are no other free alternatives. You would have a nightmare on your hands--huge queues, attracted by the free goods, then further stretched by the long delays. Imagine how the staff would then behave--harrassed by the limitless demand of customers, but also in a tyrannical position of
Comments: Sounds like a blueprint for Obamacare to me.
Bad care or even no care is inevitable here too, unless you´re an elite politican, union member, illegal alien, armish, or even a muslim. All are exempt. See what your higher premiums are going to pay for?
FTA: imagine that the government ran Tesco´s, with absolutely no previous skill or experience in running supermarkets
None of obama minions have ANY experience in private business. They are all socialists living off of others while denigrating everyone.
At our Christmas dinner my cousins wife was going on and on about free healthcare. Her husband and brother-in-law who own their own business tried telling her that nothing is free and the costs they pay are going up and up.
Her husband business used to employ 30 people. Now under 10 since obama and the democrats came to power in 2009
One of their sons is autistic and under obamacare would have been killed when born as he is considered defective by obama - read about how other socialist countries are doing this now. Now they will be denied the care needed as their son according to obama is not useful to society. She does not understand any of this. She is in a bubble and one day it will pop to her horror.
I have a 90 year old uncle who over the years has had prostate cancer and heart bypass surgery and survived it all for over a decade. He would be denied medical care today and be left to die. obama said that to a 100 year old women that she had already lived long enough and said that they should only be given pain pills. He is as cold as they come.
My older sister worked at a home building company for almost 20 years (existed for 40+ years) until it went out of business due to the democrat economy. She is still looking for a job a year later.
My relative was saying the economy is improving rapidly...
#4, thanks for that post--it causes me to connect all these recent teary and smiley photo ops with Obamacare. I kept wondering why has Obama suddenly developed a Boehner-like ability to tear up at occasions where he would not have shown a tad of real emotion in the prior four years? Why is the Mooch allowing big Bo on her lap (a lap covered with a very expensive dress) and making him such a large part of the "show"?
Why, it´s all dress rehearsal so they can show just how sorry they are, how much they feel for those the nation can no longer treat, how much they sympathize with the crippling taxes Republicans are forcing everyone to pay. Methinks Hollywood friends have been giving them some very good acting tricks and tips. Leopards just don´t change their spots without help from a bleach specialist.
An off-duty member of the SAS emerged as a hero of the Nairobi siege yesterday, after he was credited with saving up to 100 lives. The soldier was having coffee at the Westgate mall when it was attacked by Islamists on Saturday. With a gun tucked into his waistband, he was pictured helping two women from the complex. He is said to have returned to the building on a dozen occasions, despite intense gunfire. A friend in Nairobi said: ‘What he did was so heroic. He was having coffee with friends when it happened. ‘He went back in 12 times and saved
Public money is being wasted on climate change-tackling schemes based on dodgy Met Office figures, an environmental think tank has claimed. The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), chaired by former Chancellor Lord Lawson, published a report today which argues the UK’s official climate projections, known as UKCP09, are incorrect. Using research conducted by independent climate scientist Nic Lewis, the GWPF argues a flaw in the Met Office´s computer climate model means it is bound to predict fairly high warming in the UK whatever observational data is used. The Government uses the Met Office predictions when it comes to building roads,
The sharp decline in illegal immigration to the US during the long economic downturn has ended, a research group has estimated. The number of immigrants in the US illegally edged up to 11.7 million in 2012 from 11.3 million in 2009, the Pew Research Center found. The number of illegal immigrants had declined over several years from a high of 12.2 million in 2007. The recent growth is largely driven by immigrants from outside of Mexico. "As a whole, with the recession ending, the decrease in illegal immigration has stopped," said Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer at Pew.
David Cameron’s decision to cut short his traditional September visit to Balmoral and return to London to chair a meeting of the Cobra emergency response committee illustrates the seriousness of his Government’s response to the terrorist attack in Kenya. [Snip] Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda-linked group based in neighbouring Somalia, has claimed responsibility for the atrocity, saying that it was carried out in retaliation for the military campaign Kenya is waging against Islamist militants. More than 4,000 Kenyan troops are currently deployed in Somalia as part of an African Union force set up to support the Somali government in its efforts to
There is a dreadful symmetry to the terrorist atrocity in Kenya. The outrage in Westgate shopping centre shows not only the enduring ability of al-Qaeda’s brethren to kill and maim in the teeth of the biggest counter-terrorism campaign in history, it reminds us that Nairobi was the place where Osama bin Laden’s network first demonstrated its lethal potency.[Snip] The heavily fortified US embassy was the nominal target, but a vulnerable nearby tower block bore the brunt of the blast. For a terrible instant, the sky above the crowded streets of central Nairobi rained shards of jagged glass, blinding scores of
From all of last week´s headlines saying that the Pope wants to forget this nonsense about abortion and gays, you´d imagine that Germaine Greer had been elected to run the Catholic Church. Actually what the Pope was saying was that he wants the Church to talk more about what it´s for than what it´s against. But that doesn´t mean it won´t still be against those things that contradict its teachings and traditions. Just ask Greg Reynolds of Melbourne--a priest who appears to have been both defrocked and excommunicated because of his radical views on women clergy and gay marriage. From
The appalling events in Nairobi, where an al-Qaeda-linked terror cell has wreaked carnage in a shopping mall, is the price Kenya is paying for being a staunch ally of the West in waging war against Islamist extremism. [Snip] Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda-linked terror cell based in Somalia, has been involved in numerous attacks against the West during the past decade, from kidnapping and murdering holidaymakers to committing acts of piracy. But rather than confronting the group directly, the West has encouraged regional powers such as Kenya to tackle the problem on its behalf. Britain and America are more than happy to
So now we know what he wants to do with the country. It’s “socialism”, folks! For years now, Ed Miliband has been studiously blank about his intentions. [Snip] And now, in an incautious admission, he has reminded us of his core beliefs--as the proud son of a Marxist academic. He wants to restore socialism to Britain. In spite of everything, the mission of Labour under Ed Miliband is to revive a political belief system that brought Britain to its knees, that blighted the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, that was
A former Syrian weapons chief has claimed that he was ordered to by President Assad to use chemical weapons on his own people, but that he could not bring himself to do it. Brigadier-General Zaher al-Sakat, who was in charge of chemical weapons in a contested area of southern Syria, said he was given orders directly from Assad to use deadly gases on rebel soldiers, but replaced the payloads with a harmless substitute. The general, who has moved to Jordan, also said he believed that the Syrian government had perpetrated 34 chemical weapons attacks, many more than the 14 previously
The FBI is investigating claims that up to five of the terrorists who killed 68 people in a despicable attack on an upmarket Kenyan shopping mall are Americans, as the the siege moved into its third day with fresh gunfire and explosions reported coming from the center on Monday morning in Nairobi. As day broke following a quiet night, journalists near the upmarket Westgate complex heard bursts of rifle fire and muffled blasts. A Kenyan Red Cross official, Abbas Guled, said there appeared to be clashes inside the building and Kenyan military officers said a small number of hostages remained
Glückwunsch, Frau Merkel: congratulations. Few incumbent parties have been re-elected in Europe since the credit crunch hit almost exactly five years ago. Yet Germany´s Christian Democrats have not just hung on to office but, extraordinarily, increased their share of the vote. The Chancellor deserves her victory. Without any fuss, she got on with making her country more competitive and wealthier. Employment laws were freed up, spending held down, welfare reformed. In a calm, businesslike manner, Mrs Merkel achieved many of the reforms which Margaret Thatcher forced through with thunder and tumult. The eurozone as a whole is in recession, but Germany,
A major assault is ongoing against Al Shabaab gunmen in Nairobi, but most hostages have been freed, say the Kenyan Defence Force. Up to 15 terrorists are understood to still be inside the Watergate shopping centre but according to Kenyan officials the army has taken control of most of the complex. Kenyan military spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna told Sky News: "We cannot reveal the numbers of gunmen we suspect are there but we estimate the operation will end very soon. "We do not negotiate with terrorists and that position has not changed. Everyone who has been rescued is being checked
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by urging Americans not to give up on a transformation in gun laws that he argued are to blame for an epidemic of violence. "There is nothing inevitable about it — it comes about because of decisions we make or fail to make," Obama said. Reprising his role of the nation´s consoler in chief after yet another mass shooting, Obama issued a call to action on gun control measures (Snip) "Our tears are not enough," Obama told thousands gathered to mourn at the Marine Barracks.
As the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination approaches, so does the merchandising onslaught — books, movies, commemorative magazines. But there is one aspect of this commercialism that remains surprising: The most shameless huckster of Kennedy mythology and memorabilia is Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg. Her public image is that of the classy, quiet keeper of the Kennedy legacy, the civic-minded former lawyer who publishes books on poetry while her cousins crash into trees and kick nurses. With the bar for Kennedy comportment set so low, it’s almost impossible for Caroline not to look good. Look closer, though, and it’s clear that Caroline’s image is
In recent columns in the mainstream press, columnists have been distorting gleefully the Pope´s recent statements to make it appear he´s the liberal that will bring the Catholic Church in line with their own agenda. In actuality, Pope Francis is no more likely to approve gay marriage or homosexual activity than any other pope. If the media were less agenda-driven, they would be trying to debunk a miracle that defies explanation and which involves Pope Francis when he was a bishop in Argentina in 1996.
At least 23 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in Chicago since Friday, police said. The weekend violence began just one day after 13 people were injured in a Chicago park. The victims from Thursday´s shooting included 10 males and three females, including 3-year-old Deonta Howard -- known as "Tay-man" -- who was shot in the jaw and listed in critical condition. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said an assault style rifle with a high capacity magazine was used in the park shooting. McCarthy added that based on witness interviews, the attack appears to be gang-related, as several
On Sunday, Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday, said that Republicans in Washington were savaging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) behind Cruz´s back before Cruz´s appearance on the program to discuss defunding Obamacare. In an appearance on Washington D.C.´s Fox 5 to preview his Sunday show, Wallace said, "I will tell you I have never in my time in Washington seen a party so upset with one of its own members." He said he had been flooded with opposition research on Cruz--from Republicans. Later on Fox News Sunday, Wallace said these "top Republicans" gave
Washington - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi continued to offer effusive praise for Hillary Clinton, saying the former secretary of state would be one of the best-prepared incoming presidents if she decided to run in 2016. "If she does, she will win and when she becomes president, she´ll be one of the best-equipped, best-prepared people to enter the White House in a very long time," Pelosi said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN´s "State of the Union." Noting Clinton´s experience as secretary of state, as a U.S. senator from New York and as a first lady, Pelosi said Clinton would
It´s hard for Ted Cruz to be humble. Part of the challenge stems from his résumé, which the Texas senator wears like a sandwich board. There´s the Princeton class ring that´s always on his right hand and the crimson gown that, as a graduate of Harvard Law School, he donned when called upon to give a commencement speech earlier this year. (Cruz´s fellow Harvard Law alums Barack Obama and Mitt Romney typically perform their graduation duties in whatever robes they´re given.) Even Cruz´s favorite footwear, a pair of black ostrich-skin cowboy boots, serves as an advertisement for his credentials and
Last week, Starbucks asked its American customers to please not bring their guns into the coffee shop. This is part of the company´s concern about customer safety and follows a ban in the summer on smoking within 25 feet of a coffee shop entrance and an earlier ruling about scalding hot coffee. After the celebrated Liebeck v McDonald´s case in 1994, involving a woman who suffered third-degree burns to her thighs, Starbucks complies with the Specialty Coffee Association of America´s recommendation that drinks should be served at a maximum temperature of 82C. Although it was brave of Howard Schultz, the company´s
Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia has suffered major setbacks in that country in the last year and a half. Saturday’s horrific attack on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya shows al-Shabaab is not only alive but is capable of sowing mayhem outside the borders of the country it has fought over for nearly a decade. The military-style assault Saturday at the Westlake Shopping mall in Nairobi was the first major al-Shabaab attack outside of Somalia since 2010 when the group set off bombs at multiple locations in Kampala, Uganda, killing more than 70 people who had gathered to watch the
Arguing federal workers should not get special treatment, Rand Paul says he does not want taxpayers subsidizing the personal health care plans of any federal employee — including Chief Justice John Roberts — anymore. With some in Congress arguing lawmakers and their staff should not get subsidies to cover their health insurance as President Obama’s health care law goes into effect, the Republican senator from Kentucky told The Daily Caller on Sunday that he’s going to start pushing a constitutional amendment that goes even further. Paul’s proposal — outlawing any special exemptions for government employees — would mean all federal
This past week President Obama mockingly said that America is “not some banana republic.” As usual, he lied. A father in Towson, Maryland, was forcefully ejected from a local town hall forum for asking the wrong question. Robert Small had concerns over the Common Core education initiative, feeling that it was dumbing down the curriculum in his local school district. “My question is, how does lowering America’s educational standards prepare kids for community college?” asked Small, before soon being approached by a security guard — who was also an off-duty cop — and being dragged away from his seat. The
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she would be "disappointed" in the American electorate if Hillary Clinton becomes a serious candidate for president in 2016. The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee argued Clinton would not be right for the role as commander in chief after four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, died last year in a terrorist attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi. (Snip) She said "anyone who would just throw away 200 years of military ethos and leave our men behind to be murdered" should "never be considered as a commander in chief."