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    Health Statistics > Physicians > per 1,000 people (most recent) by country

    Health Statistics > Physicians > per 1,000 people (most recent) by country VIEW DATA:   Totals   Definition     Source      Printable version      Rank   Countries  Amount  Date   # 1   San Marino: 47.35 per 1,000 people   1990 ...
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    THE TRULY ANCIENT ONES

    We really know so little about the ancients. I mean the real ancients. You will oft times hear of the 'missing link'. That is so 19th century. Silly really. I mean Homo Erectus arose, so to speak, amidst several...
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    How About Some K-Y With Your Health Insurance Coverage ... (..if you can afford insurance that is...)

    For your general information . . .   Testimony of Wendell Potter Philadelphia, PA   Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation   June 24, 2009 Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to be here...
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    ABC News Fact Check: The Truth Behind Obama's Health Care Plan

    Fact Check: The Truth Behind Obama's Health Care PlanFact or Fiction? Decoding the President's Prescription for American Health Care By RICK KLEIN, BRET HOVELL and Z. BYRON WOLFJune 25, 2009 President Obama took his health care reform plan to the...
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    Chamber of Commerce vs. Labor Unions: Guess who Wins?

    Labor is the great producer of wealth: it moves all other causes. Congressman Daniel Webster, 4/2/1824 With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization that ever existed. They have done more for decency,...
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    Health Care for All Report : Increase in cost of insurance as share of median income from 2006 to 2016

    For your general information . . .From: Health Care For America Now!June 23rd, 2009Skyrocketing premiums and out-of-pocket medical costs are battering family budgets, eroding U.S. competitiveness in the global economy and threatening the American standard of living, once the...
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    INTO THE BERESHIT: The Search for Nuclear Power

    Why take the time for bible studies? Well for me it is easy, I have no life. But for others who do have a life, think about this: A 2005 poll suggested that 63% of Americans believe that every...
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    Which lying liar are we supposed to believe?

    Kenneth Lewis of (now) Bank of America told Darrel Issa's Congressional committee a couple weeks ago that Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke pressured him not to back out of the Merril Lynch acquisition deal.  He claims they threatened him that if he...
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    A Tale of Three Fathers and Seven Sons

    This entry is provoked (that's a good word) by two of the most disturbing Father's Day news stories I heard this week.  Marshall, Landon, Bolton, and Blake were left by their father in the care of their mother over Father's...
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    My Letter of Complaint to the Management: it Worked!

    I just fired this off to TPM via the e-mail address at the top.Greetings, to whomever gets this: I wrote yesterday about two spam posts--advertisements in the form of advertisements.  They remained up all day.  Nothing was done.Today I sign on...

    A Quickie Theory On the Side-Topic of Fox News' Chyron "Slip-Ups"

    I skimmed a few discussions on a couple of sites about Fox News and its repeated "slip-ups" on labeling R's who (humanly) slip-up on the family values, and I've participated in similar discussions in the past.   A frequent comment seems...
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    Open Thread for Discussion: Why hasn't TPM dedicated a page to Health Reform Discussions?

    Your thoughts? On the front page of TPM there has been added a "Health Care Overhaul" column that is linking to Brian Beutler who has now started ramping up coverage on the ongoing debate over in TPMDC here, here,...
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    ARTHUR OF THE ROUNDISH TABLE: The Lady of the Forest Capitulates

    Lisbee, the Lady of the Forest checked in on Sir Boner to make sure he was not doing something...er....that seemed to be in his very nature. He seemed to be half awake as his fever broke and he was...
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    Health Reform Deniers: Logic? We Don't need No Stinkin' Logic . . .

       Let's try and get real here . . .Here is the President's response to a question during the press conference yesterday about private insurers and their arguments against the competition from a public option plan:Q Won't that drive private...
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    I'm trying

    Some of my friends think I'm Really trying, but generally they forgive me, shaking their heads ans saying that's just his crazy way.  I got another health care e-mail.  This time from Bold Progressives for their "We want the Public...
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    Things That Ought To Be Done Right Now... the first in a series... Ban Prescription Drug Advertising

    I think we can get a broad consensus on the question of whether or not there are a number of things that are unnecessary or just downright stupid that go on in this country and that ought to be...
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    APLOMB: I Did Not Have Sex With That Cigarette

    a⋅plomb -noun 1. imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.   2. the perpendicular, or vertical, position. Origin: 1820-30; < F à plomb according to the plummet, i.e., straight up and down, vertical position   Synonyms: 1. composure, equanimity, imperturbability. Antonyms:...
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    Health Care Reform: House Discussion Draft Summary

    Health Care Reform Discussion Draft Summary (pdf)THE HOUSE TRI-COMMITTEE HEALTH REFORM DISCUSSION DRAFTSUMMARYThe discussion draft provides quality affordable health care for all Americans and controls health care cost growth. Key provisions of the discussion draft being released today include:COVERAGE AND...

    Insurance companies, Baucus vow to fuck public option

    I'll let the AP story speak for itself. Here's part of it:WASHINGTON (AP) -- The insurance industry Tuesday laid down a marker on health care, warning in stark terms that a proposed government insurance plan would dismantle the employer coverage...
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    Sweet Baby James & Mark Sanford

    I am out of my mind in Carolina Cant you find any sign of me Cant you just find my SUV Aint it just like a friend of mine To stop coverin' my behind Crazy lost in Carolina outta...
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    HEALTH REFORM AT A GLANCE: PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE OPTION

    HEALTH REFORM AT A GLANCE:PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONThe goal of health care reform is to provide quality, affordable health care for every American while preserving what works in today's system, expanding choice, and containing costs. The draft proposal provides a...
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    ANOTHER Public Service Announcement

    I just received this e-mail from Democracy for America signed by Dr. Howard Dean, and I'm betting many of you did as well.  This is the kind of community pressure to which I referred in my previous post.  I've already...
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    INTO THE BERESHIT

    Genesis is the name we use for the first book of the Old Testament. It literally means: IN THE BEGINNING. But the stories in the first book of the Old Testament were not originally recounted in Greek, but in...
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    A DOSE OF REALITY: MYTH VS. FACT ON HEALTH REFORM

       For your general information . . .MYTH VS. FACT ON HEALTH REFORMGOP MYTH: Health reform means fewer choices for Americans.FACT: The House proposal will increase choice among an array of high‐quality private and public health insurance options. Most importantly,...
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    Parsing the President V: It's all about Community

        The Chicago Tribune greeted the publication of "Rules for Radicals" with a lead editorial headlined "ALINSKY'S AT IT AGAIN" and concluded:              "Rubbing raw the sores of discontent may be jolly good fun for him, but we are...

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