15 Jul 2017

US Ranked Worst Healthcare System: UK’s National Health Service Leads

By Andy Coghlan: A comparison of health systems in 11 wealthy nations has found the US falling short by multiple measures, while the UK’s National Health Service leads in several categories.
“We measured performance quality across five domains, and the USA fell short in all five,” says Eric Schneider of the Commonwealth Fund think tank in Washington DC. The domains were ease of access to healthcare, how equal access is to people of different incomes, administrative efficiency, how well the care process works for people who use it, and how good the health outcomes are.
The analysis included data from sources including the World Health Organization, the OECD, and questionnaires completed by people and their doctors in the 11 countries examined, which also included Australia, Canada, Germany and Sweden.
Overall, the US ranked last, although it ranked fifth in the care process category. The UK came top overall, but ranked tenth for healthcare outcomes – how well patients fare after treatment.

Deutsche: US Central Banksters 'The Fed' Have Created "Universal Basic Income For The Rich" And Now They Can't Get Out

By Tyler Durden: Two weeks after Aleksandar Kocic highlighted the moment in 2012 when the market stopped caring about newsflow and reality, and, in a word "broke" with pervasive complacency setting in regardless of macro uncertainty...
... Deutsche Bank's post modernist master of stream-of-consciousness narrative is back with a new essay dissecting his favorite topic, the interplay between the Fed and markets, the so-called "umbilical limbo" that connects the two in the form of ultraeasy monetary policy and QE in general, and more importantly, the narrative that the Fed has spun over the past ten years, which while supportive of risk assets, has concurrently resulted in what Kocic calls a "permanent state of exception" from normalcy as a result of the Fed decision to defer the financial crisis indefinitely.
It is the unwind of this exceptional state, created symbiotically between the Federal Reserve and the markets, that is the source of consternation for markets, and manifests itself in the upcoming "tricky" renormalization of both the global rate structure, and the unwind of central banks' balance sheets and trillions in monetary stimulus.

A Weak Case For The Humanity Of Men

This article deals with extremely delicate subject matter, the grossest of human behaviors including rape, murder, pedophilia, all explored alongside common disgust inducers: poop, shit, blood, brains, foreskins, piss, ball sacks and boogers, as well as in-group/out-group behaviors. Women and conservatives may be particularly offended. If you find the title offensive, please keep reading, you are exactly the type of person we are trying to reach. We’ll be exploring the biologic and sociologic reasons for why some people implicitly and explicitly reject the humanity of men.
Additional warning, this article contains links to a disturbingly in depth analysis of ass-hair.
You have been warned.

Gutting Of America’s Wealth Creation Machine

Max and Stacy discuss the economic problems looking for solutions. In the first half they discuss how to Make America [and by proxy the rest of the world] Great Again is a ‘solution’ to the problem of the gutting of America’s wealth creation machine and how this slogan as a solution caused the meltdown of the entire Democratic party. In the second half Max talks to Chris Whalen, author of Ford Men, about whether or not it is possible to make America great again for the blue collar worker.

You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know The History Of Wahhabism In Israel & Shills' Bathroom Buddy Saudi Arabia

By Alastair Crooke: The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed — and horrified — by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia’s ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both troubling and inexplicable, wondering, “Don’t the Saudis understand that ISIS threatens them, too?”  It appears — even now — that Saudi Arabia’s ruling elite is divided. Some applaud that ISIS is fighting Iranian Shiite “fire” with Sunni “fire”; that a new Sunni state is taking shape at the very heart of what they regard as a historical Sunni patrimony; and they are drawn by Da’ish’s strict Salafist ideology.  Other Saudis are more fearful, and recall the history of the revolt against Abd-al Aziz by the Wahhabist Ikhwan (Disclaimer: this Ikhwan has nothing to do with the Muslim Brotherhood Ikhwan — please note, all further references hereafter are to the Wahhabist Ikhwan, and not to the Muslim Brotherhood Ikhwan), but which nearly imploded Wahhabism and the al-Saud in the late 1920s.  Many Saudis are deeply disturbed by the radical doctrines of Da’ish (ISIS) — and are beginning to question some aspects of Saudi Arabia’s direction and discourse.

Food - Wars & Pharma - Trailblazing Way To Human Demise

By Peter Koenig: ’What the Health’ – is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseasesand investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it. With heart disease and cancer, the leading causes of death in America, and diabetes at an all-time high, the film reveals possibly the largest health cover-up of our time.”  This is the introduction to the trailer of one of two new documentary, “What the Health”, and “Food Matters”, purportedly showing how the food and pharma industries are conspiring to keep us lingering along sick and unhappy, drug and pharma addicts, consuming more and more unhealthy food saturated with sugar and fat, to lead to increasing pharma- and drug consumption – a spiral ending at the graveyard.   What the Health – trailer (2 min)

New Study: Chemotherapy Can Help Spread Cancer, Cause More Aggresive Tumors + Orwell's Nightmare: Temperature Adjustments & Climate Change

corbett: According to a new study published in Science Translational Medicine, some types of chemotherapy can increase aggressivity in cancer, causing malignant cells to migrate and triggering more dangerous tumors. But don't worry, the same research team found a drug that might mitigate some of the effects of the chemotherapy treatment! Join James for today's Thought For The Day as he explores the history of chemotherapy and the allopathic paradigm.

Where Are All The 'Educated' Men? + Are You Educated?

Censoring Japanese Games At The Source

Raging Golden Eagle: So the day we have been dreading has come to pass. Senran Kagura's creator is considering toning down vital points of the game. The reasons may be different, but this is the same thing we see happen with every niche property that hits the mainstream.