Friday, May 11, 2012

Fun Facts...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Submitted by a regular visitor the following "fum facts" or "trivia", however you view them, are telling.

There are actually two messages here. The first is very interesting, but the second explains a lot.

A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.


Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:

U.S. 65%

England 46%

Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:

U.S. 93%

England 15%

Canada 43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:

U.S. 90%

England 15%

Canada 43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:

U.S. 77%

England 40%

Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:

U.S. 71

England 14

Canada 18


Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":

U.S. 12%

England 2%

Canada 6%

And now for the last statistic:

National Health Insurance?

U.S. NO

England YES

Canada YES

Check this last set of statistics:

The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is --a real-life business, not a government job. Here are the percentages.


T. Roosevelt.................... 38%

Taft............................ 40%

Wilson ........................ 52%

Harding......................... 49%

Coolidge........................ 48%

Hoover.......................... 42%

F. Roosevelt.................... 50%

Truman.......................... 50%

Eisenhower...................... 57%

Kennedy......................... 30%

Johnson......................... 47%

Nixon........................... 53%

Ford............................ 42%

Carter.......................... 32%

Reagan.......................... 56%

GH Bush......................... 51%

Clinton ........................ 39%

GW Bush......................... 55%

Obama........................... 8%


This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration, only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!

That's right! Only eight percent, the least by far of the last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business?

How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he's never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And when it's the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They've spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as "community organizers." They should have been in an employment line.

Doubtful we'll EVER see these facts in the main stream media.

A fun way to end a very fun evening...

6 comments:

  1. You do not explain the connection between Obama's ostensible paucity of private business people in his administration and the FACT that OLD PEOPLE VOTE A LOT.

    Care to expand a LITTLE?

    I don't know what you're saying here. Obama needs more corruption? More conflicted interests? Is that the problem? Are you just hoping for a Three-Stooges-through-the-door thing?

    Ya' know, we as a people can only withstand so many years of Three Stooges before we need a way through that door. That takes popular, collective action. We CAN be capitalist and do some collective things at the SAME TIME.

    JMJ

    JMJ

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    1. jmj - "I don't know what you're saying here."

      Didn't think YOU would jmj.

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  2. It does explain a lot. Thanks Les for doing the job the mainstream media just won't do!

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  3. I think these stats are fake
    And here's why:

    The Investor's Business Daily has no article with this data.

    There is no such entity as the United Nation's 'International' Health Organization. Presumably the author was attempting to claim the source of the 'data' came from the U.N.'s WORLD Health Organization.

    None of these statistics can be gathered from the data on the WHO's website. Especially something as specific as a hip replacement.

    The data is seemingly in direct conflict with data on the WHO website/survey.

    And my final reason why this must be fake...its plastered all over the right-wing blogosphere being touted as real data. It does in fact have quite a following.

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