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Bet you guys didn't sense the danger... [30 Apr 2009|01:26pm]
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please this is sent to me by a Doctor, I did not have anything to do with it…
 
DOCTORS

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is

700,000.

(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians

per year are

120,000.

(C) Accidental deaths per physician

is

0.171.


Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of

Health Human Services.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Now think about this:


Guns

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S.

is

80,000,000.

(Yes, that's 80 million)


(B) The number of accidental gun deaths

per year, all age groups,

is

1,500..


(C) The number of accidental deaths

per gun owner

is

.000188.

Statistics courtesy of FBI

>>>>>>;>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

So, statistically, doctors are approximately

9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN,
BUT

ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>;>>>>>

Please alert your friends

to this
alarming threat.

We must ban doctors

before this gets completely out of hand.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Out of concern for the public at large,

I withheld the statistics on

lawyers

for fear the shock would cause

people to panic and seek medical attention.

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Lovingly borrowed from my dad's e-mail [04 Dec 2008|12:50am]
[ mood | calm ]

It kind of makes you wonder what people learn in school in other countries. I don't think I was ever that ignorant about any country that i ever studied in school, or even heard of to that matter.
 
 
Because Everyone In CanadaLives In An Igloo.
 
Now that Vancouverhas won the chance to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, these are some questions people from all over the world are asking. Believe it or not these questions about Canadawere posted on an International Tourism Website. Obviously the answers are a joke; but the questions were really asked!
 
Q: I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so how do the plants grow?(England)
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and watch them die.
 
Q: Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street? (USA)
A: Depends on how much you've been drinking.
 
Q: I want to walk from Vancouverto Toronto- can I follow the Railroad tracks? (Sweden)
A: Sure, it's only Four thousand miles, take lots of water.
 
Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada? (Sweden)
A: So it's true what they say about Swedes.
 
Q: Are there any ATM's (cash machines) in Canada? Can you send me a list of them in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmontonand Halifax? (England)
A: What, did your last slave die?
 
Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Canada? (USA)
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Ca-na-da is that big country to your North… oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Calgary. Come naked.
 
Q: Which direction is North in Canada? (USA)
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.
 
Q: Can I bring cutlery into Canada? (England)
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.
 
Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is… oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Vancouverand in Calgary, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.
 
Q: Do you have perfume in Canada? (Germany)
A: No, WE don't stink.
 
Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Where can I sell it in Canada? (USA)
A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.
 
Q: Can you tell me the regions in British Columbiawhere the female population is smaller than the male population? ( Italy)
A: Yes, gay nightclubs.
 
Q: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada? (USA)
A: Only at Thanksgiving.
 
Q: Are there supermarkets in Torontoand is milk available all year round? (Germany)
A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of Vegan hunter/gathers. Milk is illegal.
 
Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Canada, but I forget its name. It's a kind of big horse with horns. (USA)
A: It's called a Moose. They are tall and very violent, eating the brains of anyone walking close to them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.
 
Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you will have to learn it first.

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Ten Lies on Canadian & U.S. Medicare [20 Jun 2008|10:43am]
More money for the health care system will shorten waiting times.
No it won't. Not unless the laws of supply and demand have been repealed. Since there is no cost to the patient, waiting times -- whether it's hours in the emergency department, weeks for an appointment or months for a procedure - are the only real check on the demand for health care. More money to reduce waiting times will reduce the check on demand, in fact causing demand to rise proportionately.
It matters what percentage of total health care spending comes from the federal government.
Not to us, it doesn't! Taxpayers don't care whether Ottawa pays 16% (as it does now) or 50% (as Lester Pearson promised) because taxpayers pay 100% either way. The federal-provincial split matters only to federal and provincial politicians who want to a) get the credit for delivering health care money, while b) not having to raise taxes or cut other spending. The only way they can do that is to shuffle the spending, taxing and cutting onto the other jurisdiction's plate. But voters, taxpayers, doctors and patients should not care about such political posturing.
Allowing private care to compete with the government monopoly would cause so many doctors to leave the public system that the poor and middle class would soon be left without doctors.
Completely illogical. First, it takes a very dim view of doctors. But, second, any doctors who left the public system would, by definition, take a proportionate amount of demand out of the system with them. And there's no reason we could not remove the restrictions on the number of new doctors entering the system.
People, who seek treatment privately undermine the financial stability of Canada's health care system.
Dead wrong! This proposition overlooks the fact that Canadians who opt out of using the public system cannot and do not opt out of paying for it. The public system receives the same number of tax dollars from the private patient without having to provide the service. That frees up both time and resources to better serve the pubic patients.
Canadian who secures private treatment is unfairly "jumping the queue" ahead of other Canadians waiting patiently in line.
Nonsense. Queue-jumping consists of jumping ahead of others and making them wait longer as a result. A person who steps out of the queue altogether, and who does not butt in ahead of anyone else further up the queue, is actually reducing the waiting time of others.
We need to cut the cost of health care, to reduce the demand, to be more efficient and to spend less.
Who says? We encourage investment and growth and spending in every other sector of the economy when demand is increasing, when employment is rising, when spending is up, our national standard of living is improved across the board. Why in the world would we discourage growth in a health care sector that accounts for fully 10% of our economy?
Canada's medicare system is basically like those of Western European countries.
Not so. No European country outlaws private health care. All Europeans can buy supplemental health insurance and go to private doctors or private hospitals anytime they like. This provides healthy competition as well as relieving the pressure of demand. The fact is, Canada is alone among developed nations in banning private health care.
In the United States, all health care is private and for-profit; the poor and the elderly who cannot afford care are basically out of luck.
Totally false. The poor and the elderly are covered by Medicaid and Medicare, respectively. In fact, the U.S. runs the world's largest publicly funded health care system, and roughly 43% of all health care spending comes from public funds. (In Canada, roughly 70% of health care spending is publicly funded.)
Yes, but if you are a sick American who doesn't have Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance, you are basically left to die on the street.
Sorry, no. Illegal aliens (the largest group of poor not covered by
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