The United States was once a world leader for good reasons — now, we lead for many of the wrong ones.
Americans spend the most money on healthcare compared to other high-income countries, yet face the lowest life expectancy, according to a new study.
The Commonwealth Fund, a nonpartisan think tank that focuses on healthcare issues, released a new report this week, which compares the US to a dozen other developed nations, including the United Kingdom and Australia.
It revealed that US residents paid more per person, as well as a greater share of the country’s GDP, for healthcare. And despite paying top dollar, their life expectancy was just 77 years — well below the UK at over 80 years.
That’s because people in the US — at a rate of 336 per 100,000 as of 2020 — are dying more frequently of “avoidable” conditions. Case in point, nearly 43% of Americans are considered obese, whereas the average rate across 13 of the wealthiest countries is just 25%, researchers found.
According to the alumni lawsuit, Cornwell continually selected specifically “racially and sexually inappropriate musicals” for her theater classes to perform. She allegedly encouraged students to “get more intimate” during rehearsals. According to some of the students, she led private “intimacy rehearsals” for scene partners behind a locked door.
“During intimacy rehearsals, Cornwell called students into a special session in the evening and directed them to ‘have sex,’ meaning they had to practice whatever sexual conduct Cornwell desired for their roles,” the lawsuit alleges. “Cornwell would force the minor students to engage in open-mouth kissing, groping, and simulated sexual intercourse in order to ‘convince her’ that they sexually desired each other.”
Some of the alumni detailed specific instances where Cornwell was distinctly “aroused” during their rehearsals. As the students groped and kissed each other, Cornwell would cheer them on, encouraging them to “increase their level of passion” and make it look “more realistic.”
One of the former students, Ms. Andie Haddad, recalled a moment during a rehearsal where she and her scene partner were required to lay on the floor in the middle of her castmates with the lights off and were instructed to kiss and grope each other.
Haddad claims that the scene aroused Cornwell, even to the point that the instructor began yelling, “More, more, more!” at Haddad and her partner.
As a medical student and researcher, I staunchly supported the efforts of the public health authorities when it came to COVID-19. I believed that the authorities responded to the largest public health crisis of our lives with compassion, diligence, and scientific expertise. I was with them when they called for lockdowns, vaccines, and boosters.
I was wrong. We in the scientific community were wrong. And it cost lives.
I can see now that the scientific community from the CDC to the WHO to the FDA and their representatives, repeatedly overstated the evidence and misled the public about its own views and policies, including on natural vs. artificial immunity, school closures and disease transmission, aerosol spread, mask mandates, and vaccine effectiveness and safety, especially among the young. All of these were scientific mistakes at the time, not in hindsight. Amazingly, some of these obfuscations continue to the present day.
We all know what an early promoter of getting everyone vaccinated as soon as the first COVID-19 jabs became available Bill Gates was – even if he didn’t want to grant poorer countries the freedom to produce their own vaccines, cutting into his profits (he had invested $55 million in vaccine developer BioNTech). But now that he’s cashed out and made his money back ten times over, Gates is apparently reevaluating the vaccines’ effectiveness, and actively crapping on them while promoting a new possible mouth spray vaccine. What a weird turnaround!
Hunter Biden’s biolabs in Ukraine have received tens of millions in U.S. tax dollars from the Department of Defense (DOD) to carry out disturbing experiments, according to bombshell government spending data.
The U.S. federal government’s official spending database, USASpending.gov, shows that the DOD has awarded Hunter Biden’s Metabiota labs millions of dollars in lucrative contracts.
Metabiota, a San Francisco-based startup that compiles data from around the world to “predict” disease outbreaks, runs several labs in Ukraine that have been linked to dangerous bioweapons research.
The company is partly owned by Democrat President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and is mentioned in emails found on his notorious “Laptop from Hell.”
Hunter Biden’s investment firm, Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners, invested $500,000 in Metabiota in the early days.
The United States is reportedly tracking “warlike” announcements by the Iranian regime that it is sending warships to the Western Hemisphere.
Two military ships have been deployed from Iran to Brazil, and will soon head to the Panama Canal. The regime had previously declared that it will establish a military presence in those two areas.
“Iran’s 86th flotilla warships is now sailing along the western shores of Latin America, the Navy second-in-command said.” The Tehran Times reported on Saturday.
The commander of the Islamic Republic’s navy, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani had, in early January, talked about their plans for the near future.
“We have been present in all the strategic straits of the world, and we have not been present in only two straits,” he said. “in one of which we will be present this year, and we are planning to be present in the Panama Canal.”
This morning we told you that the FBI is conducting a search for classified documents at President Biden’s Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home according to media reports.
It’s a safe bet that if documents are found during this search the FBI won’t throw them on the floor, take pictures and then give them to the mainstream media:
FBI personnel arrived to search President Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday morning in relation to the probe into documents marked classified in his residence and former private office, sources told CBS News.
“Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation, the DOJ is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delaware,” Bob Bauer, the president’s personal attorney, said in a statement confirming the search. “Under DOJ’s standard procedures, in the interests of operational security and integrity, it sought to do this work without advance public notice, and we agreed to cooperate.”
Just coincidentally, the New York Post’s Miranda Devine spotted the White House calling a new kind of lid:
Sergio Tupac Uzurin, an anti-NYPD and pro-migrant activist who attended Manhattan's exclusive Stuyvesant High School, told a group of reporters and residents of the area around West 57th Street this week that the reason for the protest was that the 'cold' shelter was 'not meant to be inhabited' and that the beds are made of 'hard materials.'
Uzurin also argued that Mayor Eric Adams and New York Governor Kathy Hochul should give the newly arrived migrants access to the apartments in the area around The Watson Hotel known as 'Billionaire's Row.'
For the second consecutive year, it appears a snowstorm, with ice and sleet all over, is going to put a strain on the Texas power grid as more than 40 million people have been warned to brace themselves for ice and wind chills, with forecasters warning it may get even worse in the Lone Star State.
At least 250,000 customers are already without power in the state, according to PowerOutage.us, with the number expected to climb even higher.
Bands of sleet and snow that brought traffic to a standstill across the nation's midsection, canceled thousands of flights, and were blamed for six deaths caused dangerous conditions for a third day Wednesday in several Southern states.
After months of asking, the Ukrainian military is set to receive more than 100 western-made main battle tanks from its international allies, including 31 U.S. M1 Abrams tanks, 14 British Challenger 2 tanks, and about 80 German-built Leopard 2 tanks.
But while the arrival of western armor in Ukraine may appear something to celebrate, Russia says it is already planning on deploying possible countermeasures including, apparently, an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) modified to become a robotic tank killer.
Speaking to RIA Novosti last week, Dmitriy Rogozin — the former Russian space chief who currently serves as the head of a group of military advisors calling itself the “Royal Wolves” or “Tsar’s Wolves” — announced that those western-built tanks can expect to meet a modified version of the Russian military’s Marker UGV armed with anti-tank missile on the battlefields of eastern Ukraine
“Everyone agrees that our strike Marker should be prepared for their destruction along with the crews in the remaining time before the arrival of the Abrams and Leopards in Ukraine,” Rogozin said.
Former Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett has urged the American Jewish community to not give up on Israel, saying at an event in New York that the concerns over the current far-right government are exaggerated.
However, while the former premier described some of the proposals by Israeli ministers as "foolish words flying out in the air", he ultimately said he doesn't know what the immediate future holds with the new government.