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From horror to hope: Boy's miracle recovery from brutal attackOut-of-material headlines.
It is possible to provide medical care for people without taking money from them. But, to do that, you have to get someone else to give the money and supplies to provide the treatment. I admire the boy's spirit. But he is a little naive about the overhead required for a doctor to save people. Even in the third world.
Have fun paying off your $600k+ in loans for college + med school.
Beggar mafias there, poverty pimps here.But the existence and prevalence of "beggar mafias" is an open secret in South Asian countries.Pity pays.So, the gangs kidnap and cripple children -- knowing sympathetic passersby are more likely to be touched by, and give to, a limbless child.Almost half of Bangladesh's 150 million people live on less than a dollar a day. The economy has slowed; poverty is skyrocketing."They'll turn us all into beggars 'cause they're easier to please."Government CheeseGive a man a free house and he'll bust out the windowsPut his family on food stamps, now he's a big spenderno food on the table and the bills ain't paid'Cause he spent it on cigarettes and P.G.A.They'll turn us all into beggars 'cause they're easier to pleaseThey're feeding our people that Government CheeseGive a man a free lunch and he'll figure out a wayTo steal more than he can eat 'cause he doesn't have to payGive a woman free kids and you'll find them in the dirtLearning how to carry on the family line of workIt's the man in the White House, the man under the steeplePassing out drugs to the American peopleI don't believe in anything, nothing is freeThey're feeding our people the Government CheeseDecline and fall, fall down babyDecline and fall, said fall way down nowDecline and fall, fall down little mamaDecline and fall, decline and fallGive a man a free ticket on a dead end rideAnd he'll climb in the back even though nobody's drivingToo ******* lazy to crawl out of the wreckAnd he'll rot there while he waits for the welfare checkGoing to hell in a handbag, can't you seeI ain't gonna eat no Government Cheese
A powerful story but it seems a little ironic that it all happened as an attempt to force him into begging, then afterward he wants to be a doctor...and a beggar.
Gutsy kid, but this is another reason why FDR was a fool to insist on the dissolution of the British Empire as a condition of help.
Nice contrast in this story and the one in the previous post.In one part of the world people, living on a dollar a day, need to worry about their children being captured, mutilated and forced to beg for the purpose of enriching a "begging mafia" type of gang.Meanwhile, self absorbed women are spending time obsessing about their ability to have satisfying orgasms. They spend over about three times what it takes a person to survive in Bangladesh for the thrill of having fabulous orgasms for a few months and then need to repeat the process.You asked yesterday if we have lost our soul. I think the answer is...YES.
We will see after EIGHT years of study, internship, etc... if this guy still wants to work free.And that presumes he passes all the classes and exams (and has the money to do it.)
... because I want to save people.... but one day the boy grew up and became a man... and went down the subway with a camera.
It's a competitive field, but these gangs must be the most evil people in the world. It's worth noting that there is a human rights group that criticizes the brigade that tracks these gangs down and sometimes administers extrajudicial punishment to them.....The motivations of both the good and the evil on this earth are hard to fathom.
The thing to do son, is to become a rich doctor, and then you can help a lot more people for free, and throw some financial support to the brigades trying to stop the predators who hurt you and others. Aim higher, kid.
Unless you are self-sufficient, which is highly implausible in our world, then you will require a negotiable currency to compensate others for products and services they will provide. While helping others through charity is ideal, it is a supplementary system, and can only be reasonably provisioned with an excess of labor and wealth.The goal should be rehabilitation, whether through medical care, education, or whatever, in order to return the individual to productive participation in a society. We should not transform the provider of products and services to become the servant of the consumer. There is no value in exchanging one extreme for another, because in both cases you will engender progressive corruption.
DBQ - are all Christian women obsessed with liberal womens' orgasm frequency?
bagoh - it's useless trying to reason with the slave mentality.
I've known doctors who wouldn't take money, or who donated their salary. The chief of Pathology at my medical school, Hugh Edmondson, who was one of the Edmondson family of Oklahoma, was a world renowned pathologist who donated his salary to the medical school. The chief of surgery did the same and lived on his private practice. I knew a couple of well known doctors in Boston who did the same.Today, the children of wealth live lives of luxury and decadence, like Paris Hilton.One of the most famous was the novel "Magnificent Obsession" which was written by Lloyd C Douglas, a well known minister and author. It was based on the life of Edgar Kahn MD, the founder of the neurosurgery department at the U of Michigan. It is an amazing story and might even be true. Nobody knows. If you have read the novel, you know why.
My oncologist used to comp half her caseload.Now she is a hospital employee and doesn't get to make that decision. The hospital gets its money.
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