Body Mass Index calculations were found to be biased against African Americans, who were found to be less likely to survive certain cancers even if they receive equal treatment.
Building castles in the sand may lead to diarreha......watch for those sand mites.
Domestic cats use special "soliciting purrs", which contain urgent high-speed cries,to get humans to do their biddings.......oh, those felines.
The Indian government have come up with a new birth control device to lower birth-rate.....increase access to television......those wily Indians who gave us the Kamasutra are so innovative......
British scientists have created sperm from human stem cells, which may make it possible for women to conceive without men........Ah, those cold Brits, have all but eliminate men as "human fertilizers", making them irrelevant, if not expendable. Long oppressed women are not "ululating".
Dogs can predict diabetic attacks in humans.......one less need for men (male doctors)
Here are some more interesting facts from Harper's Index....Sept. 2009.
Health Care.......Since 2002, average premiums paid to U.S. health insurance companies increased by 87% and the profits of the top 10 companies increased by 428%, while the chances that an American bankrupted by medical bills has health insurance is 7 in 10. No wonder the health insurance companies and their friends in Congress are fighting so hard to kill Obama's plan.......20,000 die each year because they cannot afford to see a doctor, and 700,000 go bankrupt each year because of medical bills. ( Time,Aug.31, 2009)
Every developed country except the U.S. HAS CONCLUDED THAT GOVERNMENT HAS A MORAL OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR ALL ITS CITIZENS.
The obscene, heinous and distorted attacks on Obama's health care plan has been led by Sarah Palin (who started the whole "death panel" issue) and Rush Limbaugh (who compared Obama to Hitler) and the other "nutters" who have taken over the Republican Party. Their sole agenda is to not give Obama a victory and thus prevent him from consolidating his hold on the 2012 election. Playing on fear, ignorance AND THE CRAVENNESS AND COWARDICE OF SUCH LEADING REPUBLICANS AS SENATORS CHARLES GRASSLEY (WHO REPEATED PALIN'S DISTORTION) AND JOHNNY ISAKSON (WHO AUTHORED "END-OF LIFE" COUNSELLING PROVISIONS) AND GOV. MITT ROMNEY (WHO CREATED A UNIVERSAL HEALTH-CARE PLAN IN MASSACHUSETTS, VERY MUCH LIKE THE OBAMA ONE), THEY HAVE HIJACKED THE DEATE AND ARE FILLING IT WITH HATRED AND VENOM.
THE SO-CALLED "DEATH-PANEL", IS MERELY AN INDEPENDENT, PROFESSIONAL BODY TO GIVE FREE COUNSELING TO FAMILY MEMBERS, IF THEY NEED IT. Palin's obscene lie, coupled with Limbaugh's loud trumpeting and the refusal of the more prominent Republicans to set the record straight, has revealed their tactic. Defeat Obama now, even if it means that millions of Americans will continue to be denied access to health care. The Republican Party has allowed itself to become an extremist shell.
Illinois has stopped paying to bury corpses of indigents, since July and 16 states have run out of money to pay unemployment insurance and have had to borrow $11,743,613,200 from the federal government. This expected to get worse with umemploymeny continuing to rise.. Meanwhile, in 2008, according to the Bank of Korea in Seoul, the GDP of North Korea went up by 37%.
According to the 2009 Global Peace Index, the United States is ranked 83 among the world's most peaceful countries.
Study by The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (Stanford, Calif.), found that the chances that a Charter school outperformed comparable public school in Math. is 1 in 6, and the chances that it lagged behind is 1 in 3. Let's stop the subsidies and give more money to public schools.
Now for some really interesting stuff.......Since 1785, the average body size of a Western European has increased by 50%.........Chances are 1 in 6 that both members of a married couple are obese in the U.S. but only 1 in 13 for both members of an unmarried couple and according to United Nations Population Division, there are 76 countries where fertility level is below replacement levels.......Coincidence???