Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Sad and Sickly South

The red states and the South in Particular is a sociological sewer.  The Bible Belt in particular is a cesspool of bad health, lying Republicans and other racist pedophiles, diabetes, and heart disease.





Preventable Medical Errors Mean Huge Profits For The US Medical Industry

The industry that is the leading cause of death and injury in the US is also the biggest thief. Read and share the following article.

Preventable medical errors cost country $1 trillion

Preventable medical errors may cost the United States up to $1 trillion dollars in lost human potential and contributions, according to the Journal of Health Care Finance.
That estimate is exponentially higher than previous studies, which focused solely on direct medical expenses associated with preventable medical errors. Previous studies showed the economic impact to range from $17 billion up to $50 billion annually and only focused on direct medical costs such as ancillary services, prescription drug services, and inpatient and outpatient care.
“Previous studies do not come close to illustrating the economic loss of human potential and contribution, which families, colleagues, businesses, and communities experience when someone dies from a preventable medical error,” says author Stephen Davidow, a Chicago-based health analyst. “The magnitude of the problem for our society is many orders of magnitude greater than just the medical costs.”

Related: 270,000 deaths in US attributed to medical error

Three percent of all Medicare patients have been the victims of medical errors from 2004 to 2006, according to an annual study of patient safety. Patients treated at top-performing hospitals were 43% less likely to experience medical errors than patients at the poorest-performing hospitals. "The prevalence of likely preventable patient safety incidents is taking a costly toll on our health care systems -– in both lives and dollars," said the lead author of the study, Dr Samanatha Collier, of the health care ratings agency HealthGrades.

But researchers used “Quality-Adjusted Life Years” to develop a more complete accounting of the economic impact when someone dies from a preventable error.
The authors based their calculation on several well-accepted reports, studies, and economic measures. Based on that, there is a loss of $73.5 billion to $98 billion in QALYs. However, an article in last year’s Health Affairs says preventable deaths due to medical errors are 10 times higher than the IOM estimate. If that is the case, the economic impact is a loss of $735 billion to $980 billion—nearly $1 trillion—in human potential.
“There has been too much focus to date on just the health care cost impact of medical errors. This analysis makes an important contribution to our understanding of the broader economic impact of preventable medical harm,” says Jim Unland, editor of the Journal of Health Care Finance.


Davidow also notes that, to estimate the true economic cost of medical errors, there must be an effort to calculate lost productivity and assign a value to the economic activity of the 1 million or more patients who suffer from a medical error but survive. Some patients clearly have no long-term problems but others may be disabled for an extended period of time or for the rest of their lives. What this means is that the economic impact could be much greater than $1 trillion dollars.


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Makers VS Takers



EAT THE RICH!



Even as Republicans gripe about deficit spending, their states get 30 cents more federal spending per tax dollar than their Democratic neighbors.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Doctors Nearly Killed Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers: still alive and kicking after doctors at Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic nearly killed her


As we all know, doctors killed Ana Nicole Smith, Dick Clark and Michael Jackson, Robin Williams, and nearly killed Dana Carvey. Now doctors performing surgery on Joan Rivers nearly killed her.

 Rivers stopped breathing while undergoing surgery on her vocal cords at a clinic 

in New York's Upper East Side and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
A spokesman for the New York Fire Department told AFP that officers responded to 

an emergency call at 9:39 am (1339 

GMT) after a woman suffered a possible cardiac arrest.
The patient was taken from 201 East 93rd Street, the address of Yorkville 

Endoscopy clinic, to Mount Sinai, he said.
The hospital refused to comment, citing patient privacy.
The E! television channel on which Rivers hosts the show "Fashion Police" later 

reported that she was in a stable 

condition after suffering "complications from throat surgery".
"Our own lovely living legend Joan Rivers is in stable condition at Mt Sinai 

hospital," tweeted E! journalist Ken Baker.
Celebrity news site TMZ earlier reported that Rivers was in critical condition 

after she stopped breathing. Her daughter 

Melissa was reportedly en route to New York.



One medical industry killer that we rarely hear about is death from anesthesia. Here are the numbers I found is anesthesia related deaths.

Most perioperative mortality is attributable to complications from the operation (such as haemorrhagesepsis, and failure of vital organs. This also may include memory loss or slowing down of the thought processes) or pre-existing medical conditions.[citation needed] Most current estimates of perioperative mortality range from 1 death in 53 anaesthetics to 1 in 5,417 anaesthetics.[18][19] However, a 1997 Canadian retrospective review of 2,830,000 oral surgical procedures in Ontario between 1973–1995 reported only four deaths in cases in which either an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a dentist with specialized training in anaesthesia administered the general anaesthetic or deep sedation. The authors calculated an overall mortality rate of 1.4 per 1,000,000.[20]

The butchers at Yorkville Endoscopy who nearly killed Joan Rivers are at 201 E 93rd st, New York, NY 10128. You can call them at (212) 897-1006
Thankfully Joan dodged a bullet and she is still around to keep us laughing if this increasingly fucked up world.

UPDATE: Joan Rivers remains in stable but critical condition after being hospitalized for complications from throat surgery, while more details about her health scare have been revealed. Read more by clicking HERE

Monday, August 25, 2014

Are Police Policing For Profit In Ferguson?

In this Op Ed I Fat Bastardo am not going to speculate on whether police officer Darren Wilson gunned down Michael Brown in cold blood or if the shooting and killing of Michael Brown was justified. Unlike most political pundits I am going to wait for the fact to come out and when the facts come out only then will I Fat Bastardo opine.

It's no secret Sheriff, Police and state law enforcement police for profit and in many cases what they do is downright theft. Police in NYC for example admit and even complain about quotas designed to increase revenue. I many cases the cop with the most arrests gets bonus and promotions.

The following article by Ryan Gorman shows indisputable evidence that the Ferguson police force is policing for profit.

By RYAN GORMAN

Outstanding warrants outnumber residents in Ferguson, Missouri nearly two-to-one, a new report has revealed.

The St. Louis suburb, where unarmed black teen Michael Brown was shot dead August 9 by white police officer Darren Wilson, has just over 21,000 residents and more than 40,000 arrest warrants, according to ArchCity Defenders, a local advocacy group.

The town's aggressive policing strategies and difficult to navigate court system generated $2,635,400 in fine revenue for the small town. Court fines are Ferguson's second-largest source of revenue, according to the Daily Beast.

"The City of Ferguson has more warrants than residents," reads a letter from ArchCity Defenders to Ferguson mayor James Knowles. "Most of these warrants are from unpaid fines for nonviolent offenses.

Outstanding warrants nearly outnumber Ferguson residents by a ratio of two-to-one.

"For many young people, these warrants act as a barrier to employment and housing. Just as importantly, the psychological trauma of spending each day subject to arrest and incarceration is debilitating."

The large number of warrants is unusual for a town of its size, but not in that area.

The neighboring town of Pine Lawn, which is 96 percent black, has a population of 3,275 and a staggering 23,000 outstanding warrants, according to the Riverfront Times.

ArchCity Defenders believes this method of policing is predatory and leading to a rift between citizens and authorities. The group wants Ferguson to forgive most fines and warrants, it wrote in the letter.

Ferguson residents are not alone in feeling police forces discriminate against minorities, according to a recentPew Research Institute Poll.

Only 37 percent of whites in the U.S. feel police treat minorities fairly, Pew found, and a meager 10 percent of blacks agree.

Traffic stop statistics in Ferguson – blacks comprise 71 percent of the population, but 87.3 percent of stops, according to ArchCity Defenders – bare these numbers out.

About 41 percent of whites feel police use the right amount of force for each situation, according to the poll. Only six percent of blacks feel similarly.

Despite this difference of opinion of police shared by the two groups, 69 percent of the public feel blacks and whites get along "very well" or "pretty well," according to the poll.

ArchCity Defenders plans to make their case during an upcoming Ferguson city council meeting, where five of the six council members are white.

Fat Bastardo's Op Ed:

It is quite telling that only 41% of Whites believe cops don't use excessive force. Even Whites who used to be treated respectfully by the police now see that the police are out of control.  It is also telling that only 37% if Whites feel that police treat minorities fairly.

The fact that most Americans of all racial and ethnic back grounds feel that Blacks and White get along very well or pretty well spells even more trouble for the police because Whites are finding out what Blacks already knew, AMERICAN POLICE ARE OUT OF CONTROL!

What's the answer to our Gestapo style police force? Some people would like to give cops a taste of their own medicine and while I can understand that sentiment I think that is it the wrong approach or perhaps a premature approach. The fact is we need a police force but we don't need the police force that we currently have. We need professional police officers run by a moral command and control structure. As bad as the cops in blue appear the really bad cops are their bosses. Good cops rarely move up the ranks in many departments.

I say, make nice with the cops on the street. You know the old saying, keep your friends close and keep your enemies closer. Maybe by turning the other cheek, at least for a while, we can get the working cops back on the side of the citizens and turn them against their bosses.

Will this strategy work with all departments like LAPD, NYPD or the notorious Chicago PD? Probably not but it would be worth a try. Not all cops are bad and the number of rotten apples probably varies from department to department and some departments probably cannot be rehabilitated but perhaps many can. Perhaps not.



Thursday, August 21, 2014

God is Love?



God, if it exists, SUCKS ass! Biblically  speaking, God is a complete and absolute asshole. So... when you hear a politician invoking God tell him to STFU.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ISIS Muslims Behead Journalist James Foley

Muslims are trash because their god Allah and prophet Mohammed are trash.

Anyone who calls Islam the religion of peace is either lying or hasn't read the Koran and the Haddith.

CLICK HERE FOR VERSES IN THE KORAN THAT CALL FOR THE KILLING OF NON MUSLIMS