Poison snake venom vial – $12 in India, $20,000 U.S. – and there’s even cheap vaccine for dogs, not people
Matt McMillan was bit by a copperhead snake, while he was camping in July at Fall River Lake, Kansas, and was flown to Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. He recalls “that was $47,600 for that 30-minute ride. To me that’s a lot of money.”
“The snake antivenom is the costly part. I guess that’s $20,000 to $30,000 a vial and I had four,” Matt explained.
Dr. Li Jia, at Via Christi Hospital said they used CroFab. “I don’t know the exact price but it’s very expensive,” he admitted.
McMillan’s insurance covered most of the bills. Otherwise, he would have owed $150,000 to $200,000 for care of one snakebite. Continue reading →
If all you want for Christmas is your two front teeth, it’s time to borrow $6,400 or pay 1/3 price in India
If our politicians ever make the effort to visit the “little people” – those neglected voters, who don’t live in gated communities and suck gin in the Capitol – our selected leaders will see smiles without front teeth. And that is just the beginning of their constituents’ dental problems.
Some 140 million Americans have no dental insurance, and for most who do pay premiums, the coverage won’t cover the cost of replacing those two front teeth with implants
Medicaid and Medicare will pay nothing.
If you search the web for how to afford dental implants, the usual answer is borrow the money. A few suggested contributing more to your Health Savings account (as if everyone has an account). One advised asking for charity on the Internet. I am surprised no one said: write a check or pay with cash. Continue reading →
Most Bachelor of Science jobs are held by foreigners in Silicon Valley and owners want it to stay that way
Some 57 out of every 100 jobs in Silicon Valley requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher are filled by someone who wasn’t born in the U.S., according to a boast by Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Guardino, who wants President Donald Trump to grant DACA (ages 16-34) amnesty, said that loss of illegal workers would be “particularly damaging in Silicon Valley”, where they are part of the region’s tech world labor pool. Of the nation’s 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), about 230,000 are in California.
This business leader seems oblivious to reality. Every job held by a non-citizen means one less job for an American, and leads to lower wages in that skill or profession.
Foreign workers don’t strike, complain about excessive hours, report pervert bosses or otherwise make waves – fearing reporting by employers to authorities. Their bargaining power in the marketplace rivals the 1800s’ cotton field slaves, but lacking even minimal guaranteed healthcare, food or shelter. Meanwhile, on a brighter note for Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, marked a milestone this week, when his personal wealth exceeded $100 billion. Continue reading →
IBM’s chief executive, Ginni Rometty was anxious to meet with the newly-elected Donald Trump in December, last year, and she pledged that her tech firm would create 25,000 new American jobs. She also promised that IBM will be investing in the United States by bringing $1 billion to create training programs and opening new offices.
Promises are cheap. But Mr. Trump was quick to praise Rometty, and even included her in the June 19 Tech Summit, pushed by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. A tech council was supposed to be formed at that time, but nothing happened since then.
What did happen is that these companies, virtually all of them, continued to send jobs overseas and/or hire foreign workers on Visa programs to replace American workers.
No better example is IBM. Rometty’s promise to hire 25,000 workers was “clarified” to mean 25,000 workers over the next four years, and the reaction from employees was harsh: Continue reading →
“The Trilateral Commission is a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power – political, monetary, intellectual, and ecclesiastical. All this is to be done in the interest of creating a more peaceful, more productive world.” – Senator Barry Goldwater
If you ever wondered how to feed the alligators in the swamp…
In February, former globalist Trilateral Commission star Kenneth Juster became a member of the National Security Council. He had to resign from the Trilaterals, because they don’t allow you to have two masters at the same time. In just seconds he went from hugs for fellow traveler Madam Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright to shrugs for alleged swamp drainer Mr. Donald Trump.
Not to be outdone for disappointing his supporters once by appointing Juster to high office, Trump struck again at the beginning of September with a new honor – nomination to be Ambassador to India, a job vacant since January 20. Continue reading →
American universities produce the best software engineers, IT managers and programmers in the world, but many can’t find a job or have taken pay cuts in recent years.
India’s , 20+ years of being a software engineer at various levels, explains why in a comment on Quora:
Because there are too many software engineers in India, and not enough in the US.
Because India is churning out 1 million new engineers every year, whereas the industry requires only about 200,000 of them.
Because the “average” fresh software engineering graduate in India can barely program, and 40% of them fail the Fizz Buzz test (as per actual data we’ve collected over the last 2 years), whereas the average software engineering graduate in the US is likely to be much better (as per my anecdotal data).
Why is the median salary of a software engineer in India around whereas in US it is $71k(ie ), which is nearly 12.4 times that of India, but the cost of living or equivalent salary of US is considered to be only 4 to 5 times that of Indian salary?
Which brings me to the one bright hope in recent years that the abominable H-1B Continue reading →
With more than 27,000 employees around the world, State Street Corp. will absorb 100 employees from Morgan Stanley Investment Management as part of a deal announced today to provide servicing for investments worth about $300 billion.
State Street, which specializes in providing financial services to institutional investors, will handle trade settlement, portfolio administration, and reporting and reconciliation services for most of the Morgan Stanley unit’s $386 billion in assets under management. The 100 workers are mostly in the U.S., but some are based in other countries, a State Street spokeswoman said. A Morgan Stanley representative declined to comment.
State Street shares added 54 cents to $40.74 in morning trading. Morgan Stanley gained 56 cents to $31.07.
This is a wonderful trend if the Morgan Stanley jobs go overseas and American MBA’s are replaced with geniuses who prefer to live with cows or kill their daughters.
For too many years it was fun for the American elite to replace the working class with illegal aliens from Mexico – about 80% of “new” construction jobs. Brain jobs, like computer programming, were filled with Indians who would work for half pay for a couple years until they learned the real salary rates in this country.
But, if India wants to, it can graduate a million MBA’s every year, and most of them smarter than the legacy-ordained, lucre-lusting Harvard types. Salaries will drop from nearly a million dollars a year at some firms to $60,000, just as MS’s in Computer Science saw their pay plummet because of job competition imported from the land of worshiped cows, or outsourced to that former British wage slave colony.
Since the banks run the world, we will suddenly see a change in media and government to keep American jobs strong and not competing with denizens of jungles and rice paddies. That’s great news.
This could be bad news for Chelsea Clinton, however.
Chelsea is now engaged to her boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky, a spokesman for former President Clinton told ABC News this morning.
People magazine got a hold of the couple’s email to friends and family sharing the news. They’re planning to wed next summer.
Mezvinsky works at Goldman Sachs; his parents are both former members of Congress. His father pleaded guilty in 2002 to swindling dozens of investors out of $10 million after getting caught up in a Nigerian scam.
Maybe, Nigeria will start graduating MBA’s and Chelsea and hubby will go on food stamps, or maybe Marc could work at Bill Clinton’s library for $7.25 an hour until some NAFTA-inspired illegal alien takes the job for $3.
Marc can thank new daddy Bill for no job, low pay, NAFTA, the New Democrat Coalition, the Third Way, and the deregulation of banks and financial giants, including Goldman,