14 août 2009

Inhumain En Vidéos International

Vous pensiez que les enfants-soldats représentaient le summum de l’horreur en Afrique ? Il y a bien pire, on oblige maintenant les enfants à adopter un comportement encore plus dégradant en les obligeant à devenir des politiciens.

Human Rights Group Campaigns To End Use Of Child Politicians In Africa

Complètement inhumain…

14 août 2009

Une prescription pour les gauchistes Économie États-Unis Hétu Watch

Antidote au gauchisme

La prochaine fois que vous entendrez ou que vous lirez un « ti-Joe Connaissant » affirmant que la privatisation du système de santé aux États-Unis entraîne une réduction de l’espérance de vie, dites-lui qu’il est complètement dans l’erreur et parlez-lui cette étude:

Life expectancy in the United States fares poorly in international comparisons, primarily because of high mortality rates above age 50. Its low ranking is often blamed on a poor performance by the health care system rather than on behavioral or social factors. This paper presents evidence on the relative performance of the US health care system using death avoidance as the sole criterion. We find that, by standards of OECD countries, the US does well in terms of screening for cancer, survival rates from cancer, survival rates after heart attacks and strokes, and medication of individuals with high levels of blood pressure or cholesterol. We consider in greater depth mortality from prostate cancer and breast cancer, diseases for which effective methods of identification and treatment have been developed and where behavioral factors do not play a dominant role. We show that the US has had significantly faster declines in mortality from these two diseases than comparison countries. We conclude that the low longevity ranking of the United States is not likely to be a result of a poorly functioning health care system.

14 août 2009

Révolution ? Économie États-Unis

The American Spectator

Money Bombs Away
The American Spectator

The donors who poured millions into Ron Paul’s presidential campaign coffers aren’t done yet. On Saturday, libertarian financier and commentator Peter Schiff raised more than $200,000 in a 24-hour « money bomb » as he continues to explore a bid for the Republican nomination to run against Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). Having now collected more than $790,000 in campaign contributions since mid-July, the Ron Paul Republican Schiff is competitive financially with the frontrunners for the GOP nomination.

Schiff’s fundraising haul wasn’t the only reason libertarian-leaning Republicans had to cheer last week. Rand Paul, the ophthalmologist son of the 11-term Texas congressman and former presidential candidate, announced he was going to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY).

As Ron Paul Republicans have slowly been making inroads within the party structure, Congressman Paul himself has been gaining in influence over the GOP. Every Republican in the House is a now a co-sponsor of his bill to audit the Federal Reserve.

Even on issues of war and peace, Paul isn’t always in the minority anymore. A handful of conservatives who supported the Iraq war, like Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), have joined him in questioning President Obama’s Afghanistan escalation. All but five Republicans voted with Paul against the supplemental funding of Iraq and Afghanistan, including the entire leadership. They haven’t suddenly become noninterventionists — the issue for most Republicans was extraneous spending, not the wars themselves — but it is nevertheless a major departure from the party’s stance under President Bush.