Sticking Up For Our Constitution
3 years ago
Good gawd. It would seem that something like this would be discussed in medical school, maybe in a course called "How To Not Kill People - 101".
Health District notifies patients of potential exposure to hepatitis C urges testing for approximately 40,000 patients
LAS VEGAS - The Southern Nevada Health District announced it is notifying approximately 40,000 patients of a local medical clinic about potential exposure to hepatitis C following an investigation of several acute cases of the illness.
The joint investigation identified the re-use of syringes (not needles) and the use of single dose vials of anesthesia medication on multiple patients as the potential sources of contamination.
Okay, what rhymes with Kyrgyzstan?How about "Fuck You-gyzstan"? Or maybe "Go Fuck Yourself-yzstan"?
Wed Feb 27, 9:29 AM ET
BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyz rights activists will offer a prize of up to $1,000 in a contest for the 'best song' to protest against the presence of U.S. troops in the Central Asian republic, the event's organizer said.
Right to Health Care?Don't just say doctors here. Add to the list hospitals, nurses, drug companies, ambulance companies, pharmacists, ... you get the picture. Everyone in the medical field would have to work so many hours a week - put in their free time - in order to provide care to people who can't or won't buy insurance.
The assertion that everyone has an absolute right to health care leaves unanswered the question: "Who will pay?" The assumption is that taxpayers will. Suppose a different answer were suggested. Since most doctors make a comfortable living, suppose the government were to require physicians, as a condition of practicing medicine, to provide health care to the poor at no charge.
This would amount to forced labor and members of the American Medical Association would be rightly horrified at the prospect. Yet requiring taxpayers to foot the bill for the poor is no different than forcing physicians to work without pay. Forced labor spread out over a large population and disguised through a system of taxation is still forced labor.
Philosopher Ayn Rand argued that the purpose of an individual's life is not to serve God, the government or one's neighbor. Rather, the purpose of life is one's own happiness, which is secured through productive achievement and by engaging in voluntary, mutually-beneficial relationships with others. A necessary condition for the pursuit of happiness is the recognition and protection of the right to property:
The right to life is the source of all rights--and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.
[...]This was a white boy walking home from school with his white friends, and the four people in the car were black. Had it been the other way around, I'm sure Al and Jesse would have been all over it like files on shit.
Las Vegas police said the boy was walking with a group of students east along Alta Drive, just east of Pavilion Center Drive, when four people in a four-door car pulled alongside them and fired several shots about 1:45 p.m.
"Blow her away with your gigantic weapon!"Yeah, I would like to take the .44 mag to Hitlary, but then I would probably end up in jail or dead.
Letter to the Editor: Where are the responsible gun owners?I am ashamed to say this is from my hometown newspaper. However, the idiot who wrote it obviously isn't a resident of that town. In fact, I don't think he is even a resident of this planet. It would appear his reality is nowhere close to the reality of most intelligent or logical people.
By ALFRED BROCK
After some fruitcake murders his family with a gun or slaughters innocent students at some school with a gun we always seem to hear from the NRA about how guns are good.
The National Rifle Association puts out the argument that guns protect people. They seem to tell us that gun owners have magical powers and can protect us all.
Well - why don’t they?
When was the last time you heard a hero story about some gun owners mowing down a few drug dealers?
We usually hear about drug dealers mowing down children - as if murdering children with drugs wasn’t enough.
But where are the gun toting hero-warriors we hear about?
The NRA says they are law abiding citizens and that the gun owners aren’t the ones firing weapons into our homes, our cars, our businesses and in our streets.
The other day I was in a Walmart and saw a 10 or 11 year old boy walking around with a 45 caliber pistol in his pants.
He ran out of the store - right in front of police officers and security guards.
It’s not a lawful nation that allows half-fed and uneducated children to run around with guns.
The next day a gas station attendant was shot in the neck over $25.
Where were the NRA heroes then?
The only people the NRA helps carry guns, sell drugs, and kill innocent people.
U.S. has high confidence it hit satellite fuel tankIf nothing else, we showed the rest of the world that we can hit a target roughly 130 miles in the air traveling at 17,000 miles per hour.
2 hours, 5 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it had "a high degree of confidence" that a Navy missile hit the toxic fuel tank of a disabled U.S. spy satellite, which posed a potential threat if it struck land on reentry.
Fidel Castro retiresI wonder what is in store for that country now? This is a major ordeal. No telling though, whoever takes over may be a bigger asshole. But with any luck, not.
Reuters - 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday that he will not return to lead the communist country, retiring as president 49 years after he seized power in a revolution and became a central figure of the Cold War.
Hazelwood officer fined $18,000 for arresting firefighter on emergency callHow could someone be so fucking stupid?
Where Did The White Man Go Wrong?Well, he does have a point.
Indian Chief, "Two Eagles," was asked by a white government official, "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done."
The Chief nodded in agreement.
The official continued, "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?"
The Chief stared at the government official for over a minute and then calmly replied. "When white man find land, Indians running it. No taxes, No debt, Plenty buffalo, Plenty beaver, Clean Water; Women did all the work, Medicine man free. Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing; All night having sex."
Then the chief leaned back and smiled. "Only white man dumb enough to think he can improve system like that.