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Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: NuNativs ()
Date: August 20, 2017 11:26AM

I'm sure many of you have heard of Dick Gregory. One of the first books on raw foods I bought was: Dick Gregory's Natural Diet for Folks who Eat: Cookin' with Mother Nature!

Unfortunately he contracted lymphoma in 2000 but did beat it into remission. No word on the cause of death at 84.

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: August 20, 2017 07:44PM

The Bahamian Diet was developed by Dick Gregory

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The Bahamian diet is actually two diets -- a food-based, vegetarian diet and a supplement regimen, which can replace or supplement a low-calorie, vegetarian diet. The diet was developed by Dick Gregory, a social activist and comedian, who has been performing since the 1950s. Along the way, Gregory developed health problems -- he smoked, drank and ballooned to 350 pounds. He felt he needed to change his lifestyle, which led him to create the Bahamian diet.

The Supplement Diet

Gregory originally developed a supplement called Formula Four X -- which is now sold as Dick Gregory's Caribbean Diet for Optimal Health. The powder supplement contains a variety of vegan ingredients including rice and flaxseed powder, coffee bean, bitter melon and milk thistle extract, mango and lime fruit powder, pepper and even turmeric root. The diet involves taking two or three scoops a day of the supplement to replace meals. Gregory does not specify how long to stay on the supplement-only regimen -- nor does Wellness in Nature LLC, the company that now markets the product -- but Gregory says that he has given the supplement to friends and colleagues over the years to help them lose weight and overcome health problems.
[www.livestrong.com]

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: BJ ()
Date: August 20, 2017 10:32PM

According to the report in the LA Times he died of a heart attack.

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: BJ ()
Date: August 20, 2017 10:34PM

Meanwhile, Jerry Lewis died at age 91 of natural causes according to the reports in the media.

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: fresh ()
Date: August 20, 2017 11:20PM

The 9/11 ruse
But perhaps the biggest ruse, says Gregory, is the government’s attempt to cover up what really happened on 9/11.

“You have to ask yourself some simple questions, like how is it that Morgan Bush, the president’s younger brother, owned the company that was in charge of security for the World Trade Center, yet it has never appeared in The New York Times?” The Times and most other major U.S. papers have CIA agents working as reporters, he says.

“Out of the 19 hijackers, 11 were taken off plane a half-hour beforehand and let back on the plane….

“How did we know the terrorists were Arabs … they didn’t find no black boxes,” he continues. “The government said they tracked their cell phone calls. If I called you on your cell from my house, that call doesn’t go from me to you. It goes from a connector then down to you. There is no connector up there, which is why you have to use one of those $7-a-minute phones.”

“If you look at the large white cloud that resulted from the collapse of the Twin Towers, you’ll notice that people’s faces are covered in white powder, which some have said is asbestos. Asbestos has been outlawed for many years. They used dynamite to blow those buildings up, which turned that concrete into dust like a woman’s face powder…. Then they took all the debris and shipped it to China so you couldn’t examine it.

“Something is not right, but there are too many scientists involved now, and too many of them are asking serious questions. Little by little the truth is getting out. There is a limit on how much information you can keep bottled up.”

Gregory says there are many, many more inconsistencies, but some people will never be convinced that the government was involved

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 21, 2017 04:58AM

The Aliance Of Atomic veterans showed this documentary years before the Trade Centers came down.
It was obviously from viewing it was not a matter of If, but when the bombers would be back. My take after watching Path To Paradice, we left the door open knowing they would come and finish the failed job after garage was bombed in trade center. Chilling!
The only smoking gun in the 911 chapter for me is the Femma photos of Pentagon hole in building, in that photo is seen what looks like a bicycle gear, Boeing aircrat said it was not part of their 747 and RollsRoyce said not part of their engines, The gear is the same that is found in a Tomohawk Missle
Path To Paradice
We were warned about destruction of the WTC eight years in advance. This HBO documentary proves this (circa 1997). Many lies have been told to us from our government about 9/11.

In the documentary the "organizer" of the 1993 WTC bombing, Ramsi Yusef, tells the FBI agent escorting him back to NYC that "Next time we will take them BOTH down". This documentary was shown on HBO almost daily up until the Sept 11, 2001 tragedy- BUT HAS NOT BEEN BROADCAST ONCE SINCE 9/11... Why is that? Why is HBO suppressing this powerful documentary? You must watch this!!!



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: August 21, 2017 06:28AM

It is easy to believe in conspiracy theories.
The truth is that the 9/11 hijackers were identified.
Mohamed Atta was identified even on how he entered the US and how him and his team took airline flight training.
Even the victims bones and dental records were identified for compensation to families. [www.nydailynews.com]



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 21, 2017 08:17AM

Rawpracticalist do you feel it may have been an inside job?
I think indirect, we left the door open after basement garage bombings, Knowing some one else would run with the ball sit back Sam. paradice Documentary is proof nothing was done to increses security after that garage bombing failed in their atemp to bring building down. Nothing back doors open come on in???
Any way 911 the day govt suspended physics if we believe what was told to public.

How did one of the 9/11 hijackers passport survive the attack and how did the authorities know so quickly that it belonged to a hijacker?

Jack Menendez, Been around the block

The passport was found several blocks from the WTC. The aerodynamics of the passport is such that as it was blasted out of the WTC building at very high speed, it would start to flip, slowing it down so it would not travel far. As it flipped it would open up creating even more drag. So it is hard to accept that, by itself, the passport could travel by itself even more than a few dozen yards or remain intact. Opening up at 3 or 4 hundred knots would tear the pages out; yet it was found in perfect condition. Why wasn’t it scorched like all the other personal possessions found on the crime scene? It could have been carried that long distance inside of something else, but that something else was not found and was not hunted for before the crime scene was tampered with.


A lot has been made of this passport on both sides of the issue. The answer to the question of whether the passport was planted cannot be determined due to other tampering with the scene of the crime, which is itself a crime.

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: fresh ()
Date: August 21, 2017 08:53AM

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RawPracticalist
It is easy to believe in conspiracy theories.
The truth is that the 9/11 hijackers were identified.
Mohamed Atta was identified even on how he entered the US and how him and his team took airline flight training.
Even the victims bones and dental records were identified for compensation to families. [www.nydailynews.com]


Go to thepentacon.com watch the vids then get back to me

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: NuNativs ()
Date: August 21, 2017 11:06AM

Don't believe 9/11 was an inside job any more than I believe in flat earth or that Hitler is a saint and the Holocaust didn't happen...

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: fresh ()
Date: August 21, 2017 11:24AM

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NuNativs
Don't believe 9/11 was an inside job any more than I believe in flat earth or that Hitler is a saint and the Holocaust didn't happen...

And yet you will refuse to view the evidence. That's the mark of a blind fool.

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: NuNativs ()
Date: August 21, 2017 01:23PM

I have viewed the evidence, but whatever it takes to get you out of bed in the morning...

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: fresh ()
Date: August 21, 2017 01:41PM

Show me the evidence you viewed?
Don't cop out and hide your head in the sand like the typical believer in the govt conspiracy fantasy.

There's more evidence that 9/11 was an inside job than there is evidence that a raw apple is better than a cooked one



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: NuNativs ()
Date: August 21, 2017 03:06PM

...and the government would purposely kill thousands of its own citizens for what reason?

(and we did NOT go to the moon right?)

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: fresh ()
Date: August 21, 2017 04:04PM

Just like I thought you did not look into the evidence the thought is too frightening.

Did you go to thepentagon.com yet?


You want to show me plane debris from the alleged plane that hit the Pentagon?

You know atta couldn't fly right?


Of course not. You want to prejudge because you think the govt is GOOD. Lol

You ever hear of Machiavelli?

You know what thermite is?

Ever heard of the mossad?

You think the contrived war on terror may have needed a justification for the perpetrator s?

Did you see bldg 7 fall? Why did it fall?

Do you know who Larry Silverstein is?
He said "pull" (demolish) bldg 7. That was perfectly fine. How much recently acquired insurance did he get?

You know cellphones don't work in a plane in 2001 to make those calls to loved ones?

Must I go on?

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: August 21, 2017 05:38PM

Maybe that's why governments around the world have been more successful in thwarting terrorist attacks, they are stopping themselves.

Maybe Obama Trump was not born in Kenya



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 21, 2017 08:22PM

quote Nunativs and the government would purposely kill thousands of its own citizens for what reason?

Ever hear of wall st.? ever hear of war proffiteers?

Ever hear of the american war waged on Vietnam? 60 thousand of its own children for bait in a trap? Cost of war 60 thousand predicted before wars start, the cost from wall street death merchants.
Do you buy into the Haphong harbor grounds for war?

Pearl Harbor set up?
Apollo 11 missing tapes


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Apollo 11 missing tapes were those that were recorded from Apollo 11's slow-scan television (SSTV) telecast in its raw format on telemetry data tape at the time of the first moon landing in 1969 and subsequently lost. A team of retired NASA employees and contractors tried to find the tapes in the early-2000s but were unable to do so. ??? maybe they left them in space?

Foget believe, look at hard evidense!



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 21, 2017 08:33PM

You may say this is a drug company not govt, If you look a little closer you will see The Drug company is the puppet master pulling the strings of elected low life. there is No real govt in America, Govt is a puppet of wall street!
Killing US for Profit: Big ‘Pharma’ Out of Control

Pharmaceutical drug companies limit U.S. citizens access to affordable life-saving drugs.


A good part of the problem has become the growing ‘financialization’ of the health industry by Wall St. and global finance capital in recent decades.


Pharmaceutical drug companies in the U.S. are out of control, raising their prices for potentially life saving drugs to astronomical levels, in the process condemning millions of U.S. citizens to suffering and earlier death.

Last week, attention focused on the latest scandal by the renegade ‘Big Pharma’ industry, as a company called Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price on its drug, Daraprim, by 5000 percent. The medicine is critical to prevent the life-threatening infection, toxoplasmosis, which kills women with pregnancy related infections and others with cancer and AIDs. Daraprim has been around for more than 60 years.

Turing Pharmaceuticals’ new CEO, Martin Skrelli, purchased the company, Impact laboratories that had previously owned the medicine. As part of the acquisition, Impact Labs had to agree to take all its product off the market to prevent the development of generic alternatives, to ensure that Turing would thereafter have a monopoly on the medicine. Once it purchased Impact labs and Daraprim, Turing jacked up the price 5000 percent, from the former $13.50 per pill to Turing’s new $750 per pill.

Big Pharma’s Political Power; Washington’s Political Indifference

Skrelli and Turing are not just a rogue example of practices in the industry. They represent a trend that has been growing, as the lobbying spending and election campaign contributions by U.S. Big Pharma have also risen to record levels, and as U.S. governments and politicians turn a blind eye to the practices that are condemning millions of U.S. citizens to pain and earlier death.

Since 2008, the 1,425 officially recognized ‘Big Pharma’ lobbyists in Washington D.C. have spent close to $2 billion dollars on lobbying activity, making the industry among the largest of lobbying spenders, according to the source, ‘OpenSecrets.Org’. Since 2008, the industry has also contributed more than $150 million dollars to political candidates as well—not counting the further amounts hidden by U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 2010 allowing unlimited corporate campaign spending.

With government and elected politicians sitting on the sidelines, examples of Turing behavior have been proliferating across the industry in the U.S.

There’s the recent case of Gilead Sciences, a company with a prescription drug that effectively cures victims of the widespread disease, Hepatitis C. Its drug, Solvaldi, costs $1000 per pill. A treatment to cure the disease now costs between $50,000 and $100,000 per year.

Another recent scandal case is Rodelis Corporation, which bought the drug, Cycloserine, one of the few antibiotics able to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis which is becoming a new worldwide epidemic. Once it purchased Cycloserine, Rodelis raised the price by 2,000 percent. A 30 day treatment for tuberculosis used to cost $500. Now it costs $10,800 for just one month. A full treatment costs $500,000. It is interesting to note that outside the U.S. the drug costs $20 per 100 pills.

Other examples of out of control U.S. Big Pharma companies abound, such as Alexion Corporation’s new drug for treating blood disorders which costs $500,000 per patient; Biogen Corporations drug for treating multiple sclerosis costs $55,000 per year; Valeant Corporation’s price gouging of its newly acquired heart disease drugs, and other drugs from companies that treat cancer that have surged in price and today cost typically $80,000 per treatment. The list is long and growing.

Big Pharma Now Morphing Into Big Finance

The problem with Big Pharma price gouging ‘out of control’ is not just that its companies have been allowed to operate as monopolies due to patent protection. Patent protection has been around for decades, well before the industry began its price gouging and profits at the expense of life practices.

A good part of the problem has become the growing ‘financialization’ of the industry by Wall St. and global finance capital in general in recent decades. That takeover has led to new ways to inject price volatility into the prescription drug market in order to manipulate pricing to extract excessive speculative profits.

This has transformed, and continues to transform, the pharmaceuticals industry into what is sometimes called a ‘rentier capitalist’ sector. By ‘rentier’ is meant the ability of the industry, or a company, to gain excess profits share at the expense of consumers and even other companies. Banking and finance, itself a ‘rentier’ industry, is thus successfully transforming ‘Big Pharma’ into its own image as finance increasingly penetrates the industry.

The connections between Wall St. and Big Pharma are strikingly evident, and not untypical, in the case example of Turing Pharmaceuticals.

Turing’s CEO, Martin Skrelli, is a former hedge fund manager who crossed over to the Pharma sector. He started the hedge fund, Elea Capital, back in 2006. Sued for shady practices during the 2008-2009 crash, he started another hedge fund, MSMB Capital Management, and made millions by what is called ‘short selling’—i.e. speculating on falling prices of stocks.

Targeting drug companies at the time, Skrelli clearly saw a new opportunity to manipulate prices and make millions. He bought a pharma company called, Retrophin, with older but obscure drugs that were prices low. He then jacked up the prices. Retrophin profits were then creatively redirected to his hedge fund. Leaving Retrophin, he then formed Turing Pharmaceuticals in 2014, and immediately began what is becoming increasingly a practice in the Pharma industry by shadow bankers like Skrelli who are taking over more companies—i.e. manipulate the price of what were once low cost ‘orphan’ drugs, like Daraprim, to extract excess rentier profits at the expense of consumer patients in desperate need of life-saving medicines.

The transition from speculating by ‘short selling’ falling prices of pharmaceutical stocks to speculating by ‘price gouging’ with astronomical price hikes is an easy transition for hedge fund and other finance speculators now penetrating the pharmaceutical industry. Their business model is all about manipulating prices to obtain excess profits. Pharma is thus an easy transition.

Wall St. is in effect transforming the industry for purposes of speculative profits in other ways as well. Pharmaceutical companies are now a prime global sector for Wall St. Investment banks mergers and acquisitions activity. Wall St. investment banks make big bucks in managing M&As.

The pharmaceuticals industry is also among the leading practitioners of what is called ‘tax inversion’, as this writer noted in a previous teleSUR piece published August 13, 2014. Tax inversions, simply put, are a way for U.S. corporations to avoid paying U.S. taxes by purchasing a small company offshore, moving its global headquarters operations to the new company and diverting its U.S. profits there, and thereby avoiding paying U.S. taxes on ‘offshore’ profits.

Big Pharma has become increasingly integrated with Wall St. and has been focusing on various forms of Wall St. driven financial speculation. Price gouging of life-saving drugs is but the latest trend.

Profits for the Few vs. Lives of the Many

The effect the price gouging on U.S. health care is already devastating. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.9 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 and older, about 32 million, now don’t take medicines prescribed by their doctors because they can no longer afford the price of the drugs. At least 4 million are those in dire need of life-saving TB, hepatitis, heart, and cancer medication.

As more money buys more votes for the few in the U.S., it does so at the expense of even more lives of the many—especially the poorest and those least able to afford necessary medicine often needed just to survive.
You asked what govt would kill thousands of its own, Maybe the earth is round and our brains a little flat?



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: August 21, 2017 09:36PM

The glass is not always half empty.

Many good things happen every day.

The elderly and sicks are fed and cared for.

Many couples get married, children are born.

And you can always make yourself a delicious
Lou Corona's Gorilla Milk.

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 21, 2017 11:50PM

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The elderly and sicks are fed and cared for.

Raw practical thats great what country do you live?
In the United States millions go hungry everynight,
your lucky to be somewhere that honors and feeds its eldery

Also this fact 564,708 people in the U.S. are homeless. and 50 perecnt of that number ar e over age 50. Buts whats 265 thousand lives in a country of Millions?

Senior Hunger: America’s Best-Kept Secret



More than 10 million older adults in the U.S. face the threat of hunger every day.


If you’re surprised by that statistic, you’re not alone. Even though senior hunger exists in every community across the country, it’s one of America’s best-kept secrets.


That’s why AARP Foundation has designated April as Senior Hunger Awareness Month: to call attention to the fact that too many vulnerable older adults don’t know where their next meal is coming from, never mind whether the food is nutritious. People like Judith Bell, who often has to choose between buying groceries and using that money for other essentials.


In describing her quandary, she said, “Do I buy my medicines, or do I buy the food? If I don’t buy my medicines, I’m going to get sick and I’m not going to be able to eat the food. So I guess I’d better buy the medicines and let the food go.”


Certainly, there are important programs and services, some of them led by AARP Foundation, that provide meals to people who are hungry. In addition, we need to understand that solving hunger will require more than addressing an immediate need. First, we must recognize it as a long-term threat to public health.


Make no mistake about it: Hunger is a health issue. Seniors who are food insecure are 50 percent more likely to have diabetes, 60 percent more likely to have congestive heart failure or a heart attack, and three times more likely to suffer from depression. Beyond the individual toll, there’s also a societal one, as hunger costs the U.S. healthcare system $130.5 billion annually.


Second, we must recognize the connection that exists between hunger and poverty. Poverty is the ultimate social determinant of health, and a pervasive concern that continues to affect millions of people around the country. Yet senior poverty also goes unnoticed, despite the fact that nearly 20 million older adults are at risk of not having enough income to meet their basic needs.


Imagine if we, as a nation, refused to accept the fact that more and more older people are falling into poverty. Imagine if we declared this reality unacceptable.


And then imagine if we went further — if we thought like Nelson Mandela, who once said, “Like slavery, like apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is manmade, and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.”


It’s a bold vision. But boldness is what’s required. Reams of research and data show that the old solutions clearly aren’t working.


Like hunger, senior poverty is a health issue — not only for those who live it but for our society as a whole. It is a problem affecting all of us … and so the solution needs to come from all of us.


We may disagree about the best way to address the problem, but we can at least agree on this: In the world’s wealthiest nation, no senior should go hungry.



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 22, 2017 12:09AM

Science & Health Culture & Society

Harvard
Health & Medicine . Oh say can you see by dawns early light?
The glass is empty for millions and 45 thousand pay with their lives in America every year that figure is from 2009 so add a few more lives to it.

Historically, every other developed nation has achieved universal health care through some form of nonprofit national health insurance. Our failure to do so means that all Americans pay higher health care costs, and 45,000 pay with their lives.”

New study finds 45,000 deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage

Uninsured, working-age Americans have 40 percent higher death risk than privately insured counterparts

By David Cecere, Cambridge Health Alliance

Nearly 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance, according to a new study published online today by the American Journal of Public Health. That figure is about two and a half times higher than an estimate from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2002.

The study, conducted at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, found that uninsured, working-age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than their privately insured counterparts, up from a 25 percent excess death rate found in 1993.

“The uninsured have a higher risk of death when compared to the privately insured, even after taking into account socioeconomics, health behaviors, and baseline health,” said lead author Andrew Wilper, M.D., who currently teaches at the University of Washington School of Medicine. “We doctors have many new ways to prevent deaths from hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease — but only if patients can get into our offices and afford their medications.”

The study, which analyzed data from national surveys carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), assessed death rates after taking into account education, income, and many other factors, including smoking, drinking, and obesity. It estimated that lack of health insurance causes 44,789 excess deaths annually.

Previous estimates from the IOM and others had put that figure near 18,000. The methods used in the current study were similar to those employed by the IOM in 2002, which in turn were based on a pioneering 1993 study of health insurance and mortality.

View all posts in Science & Health

The costs of inequality: Money = quality health care = longer life

By Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer | February 22, 2016
Deaths associated with lack of health insurance now exceed those caused by many common killers such as kidney disease. An increase in the number of uninsured and an eroding medical safety net for the disadvantaged likely explain the substantial increase in the number of deaths, as the uninsured are more likely to go without needed care. Another factor contributing to the widening gap in the risk of death between those who have insurance and those who do not is the improved quality of care for those who can get it.

The researchers analyzed U.S. adults under age 65 who participated in the annual National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) between 1986 and 1994. Respondents first answered detailed questions about their socioeconomic status and health and were then examined by physicians. The CDC tracked study participants to see who died by 2000.

The study found a 40 percent increased risk of death among the uninsured. As expected, death rates were also higher for males (37 percent increase), current or former smokers (102 percent and 42 percent increases), people who said that their health was fair or poor (126 percent increase), and those who examining physicians said were in fair or poor health (222 percent increase).

Steffie Woolhandler, study co-author, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a primary care physician at Cambridge Health Alliance, noted: “Historically, every other developed nation has achieved universal health care through some form of nonprofit national health insurance. Our failure to do so means that all Americans pay higher health care costs, and 45,000 pay with their lives.”

“The Institute of Medicine, using older studies, estimated that one American dies every 30 minutes from lack of health insurance,” remarked David Himmelstein, study co-author, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a primary care physician at Cambridge Health Alliance.
“Even this grim figure is an underestimate — now one dies every 12 minutes.”

Other authors include Karen E. Lasser, Danny McCormick, David H. Bor, and David U. Himmelstein. The study was supported by a National Service Research Award.



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: August 22, 2017 07:11AM

There is no question that there are many issues that remain to be solved.

But your tone is always that everything is bad.

We have to recognize the progress that is being made.

Every day is not a solar eclipse.

Some feel like the past the stone age was a better time than now.

Yet every day they drive their children in shiny air conditioned cars to school.

But for them the time when they were living in the wild with serpents was better.

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 22, 2017 08:43AM

quote Rawpracticalist- The elderly and sicks are fed and cared for.

Sorry to pop your bubble Rawpracticalist but that line you posted The elderly and sicks are fed and cared for is a lie or you just dont know the real America you live in.
Everything is not Honkey Dory millions go to bed hungry and not able to get care, thats not my tone its the tone of a country with no health care for its people, want to see what a country is about, first take a good look at its healthcare it provides for its peoples a real good start if you can take blinders off and look at what is what not just what we want to see!
I provide truth that shows elderly are not cared and fed for then you acuse me of being neg? tone always bad You are starting to sound like Donald Dump now.

Stop the everthing is good and cared for lie and you wont here the bad tone of reality
Post facts like I did about how many elderly go hungry and are not cared for, not a lie everyone is fed and cared for myth.
not a cherry picked reality. sorry to pop your bubble and put reality in your face. but dont say my tone is always bad when you get slamed with true nature of subject of who is fed and cared for. Horse feathers just not Practical view.



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: August 22, 2017 09:07AM

If your child got a C in a previous exam and improve to B he should NOT be punished but encouraged so he can work harder to get A at the next exam.


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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 22, 2017 09:18AM

Gautam Gambhir Feeding The Poor For Free Is The Best Thing A Cricketer Has Done in Years
Rawpracticalist yes that is very posative but were where talking about the Elderly in America not being fed or cared for. Now you post On what an x cricket player for India is doing for hungry in Dheli Indai?
Digress?


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Value different ways of knowing: We respect both the analytical and intuitive in all our work. Serve the underserved: We work with communities worldwide to achieve health equity--especially those that are vulnerable and economically marginalized including women, children, and indigenous peoples.

Promote a comprehensive concept of health: We recognize that spiritual and cultural renewal, economic self-sufficiency, environmental wellness, and medical services are important to well-being.

Create long-term partnerships: We are responsive to the changing needs and conditions of the people and programs with whom we work. By developing close relationships with local organizations and community leaders, we build trust, mutual respect, and cultural understanding.

Expand self-reliance: We promote self-reliance and aim to reduce dependence on outside assistance. We seek sustainable solutions that come from within individuals and communities so our partners continue delivering services long after our involvement has ended.



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 22, 2017 09:39AM

For many years now I have worked also with the Rex foundation to raise many thousands of miserable dollars to help where we can.
So just for the record about my tone everthing is bad I wanted to tell you REX is very good and we have done lots for people in the world who dont have it so good. Rex Foundation-


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From the Beginning:

The Grateful Dead was always known for generosity and the performance of numerous benefits. In the fall of 1983, the Rex Foundation was established as a non-profit charitable organization by members of the Grateful Dead and friends to further this tradition. The Rex Foundation enabled the Grateful Dead to go beyond responding to multiple requests for contributions, and proactively provide extensive community support to creative endeavors in the arts, sciences, and education. The first benefit concerts for the Rex Foundation were held in the spring of 1984 at the Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. Since 1984 the Rex Foundation has granted $8.9 million to over 1,200 recipients.

Changes Since 1995:

With the death of Grateful Dead lead guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995, the Rex Foundation lost a friend and board member. With the cessation of Grateful Dead touring, Rex lost its main source of funding, and until now has limited its grant making to three annual awards. Current board members have reaffirmed the importance of the Rex Foundation and their desire to have the foundation once again carry out its mission in full force. (Please see Archives to check out all of the activities that have supported our renewal.)

The Rex Foundation Mission:

The Rex Foundation aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere.

Moving Forward:

Continuing to embody the spirit of generosity and concern that evolved in the culture surrounding Grateful Dead concerts, the Rex Foundation is on a new path that seeks to include and engage many people. With activities that honor the spirit of community, service and creativity, Rex is building the funding necessary to carry out our mission. Thanks to the resounding response of so many generous supporters, since December 2001 we have granted over $1.5 to 300 programs, across the United States and internationally. We plan to multiply our grant making each year so that we can once again support many grassroots programs across the United States and beyond that might otherwise be overlooked by mainstream funders, yet work in innovative and bold ways to bring about helpful solutions to challenging situations. Please visit Fostering the Power of Community, Service and the Arts to see how Rex views its work in relation to social change.

Guiding Principles and Values:
•We respect traditional wisdom cultures.
•We respect individual rights and differences.
•We are willing to take risks and trust people.
•We help people who are helping others and are trying to make a difference.
•We help people develop bold new solutions to problems.
•We benefit the broader community and the broader good.
•We practice inclusiveness and open-mindedness.
•We support organizations committed to grassroots action.
•We seek to identify entities doing good work that might otherwise be overlooked.
•Our support helps beyond direct funding by boosting the visibility of the recipient’s work.
•We want to be a catalytic agent of change, where our involvement helps leverage greater impact.
•We are non-partisan.
•We promote an active, informed citizenry.
•The Foundation is an efficient conduit for supporting the community.
•Being part of the Rex Foundation is enjoyable.
•We carry on the best of the spirit of the ’60s to create a more harmonious world.

Help Support Rex:

We encourage your tax-deductible donations to help support Rex’s work. We are also pleased to keep you up to date on upcoming benefit concerts and other activities that support Rex. Thank you for considering a gift to Rex and letting us know how you would like to stay connected. Please join our mailing list and make a donation.

How It Works:

The Rex Foundation has no paid board members. Virtually all of our grant recipients are selected through the personal knowledge of our decision makers – as a result, grant requests are not solicited. We have no application forms and no published guidelines. Grants are made once or twice a year, and our report is published annually.

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: August 22, 2017 10:40AM

Then you are clouding your accomplishments with a negative view of the world.

Le'ts face it there are problems but there are many progress being made.

The vibrations of the world are moving in the positive direction.

Let's speak the language of hope not despair.

We have to project the good not the bad not that we are denying the bad.

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: riverhousebill ()
Date: August 22, 2017 11:00AM

Dick Gregory: I chose to be an agitator

"The next time you put your underwear in the washing machine, take the agitator out, and all you're going to end up with is some dirty, wet drawers

Greory went on fast for two years only liquid in protest of the American war waged on Vietnam. awesome human



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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: NuNativs ()
Date: August 22, 2017 11:46AM

Back to Gregory, he was a hard core vegan, fruitarian and faster. He ran across the US on juices coached by Viktoras. He developed lymphoma cancer and died of a heart attack at the young age of 84. What gives?

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Re: Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: August 22, 2017 12:59PM

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riverhousebill
Dick Gregory: I chose to be an agitator

"The next time you put your underwear in the washing machine, take the agitator out, and all you're going to end up with is some dirty, wet drawers

Greory went on fast for two years only liquid in protest of the American war waged on Vietnam. awesome human

So for Dick Gregory you have chosen to focus on the good he did.

Here are some other facts:
He Was Criticized for Being an Absentee Father to His 11 children
He Was Diagnosed with Lymphoma in 1999
His Representative Says That He Died from Heart Failure
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