Many are facing unprecidented challenges to survive during this recession. Dianne Rose has an answer for you. Use what you have, never give up, be enthusiastic, and use good PR!
Dianne Rose is not only doing well, but achieving things with gusto! She has an energy, and bubbly enthusiasm that will not be quenched. Vision-impaired with glaucoma all her life, Rose became blind as a result of an accident in 1984, a mere four days before she was to undergo a cornea transplant. But that condition not slowed her down, Rose has used it to serve as a means to motivate others to achieve their true potential. Plus she has been smart in a business way. She has used good PR to get the word out.
She has used her lack of sight as a springboard to give motivational talks both within and beyond the context of her ministry, Rose of Sharon Ministries. "The way I look at it, if I can do what I have done, without sight, how much can you do?" she said. While it is normal to be a little suspect of people who mix religion with business, to achieve their goals, it is also important to get to the basics. What is she doing? The book says: "By their fruits you shall know them." She is using what she has, to help others! She is encouraging and motivating those who normally might just give up and live on hand outs! This woman is working, speaking, creating, moving, and is an example for every business executive. So, perhaps her "religious/business" mixture is a good one. The fruits? Her approach helps her make a living, and she gets the satisfaction of helping others.
QUESTION FOR AMERICA
I know a secretary. She has three children. Her husband works for a national company.
Like millions of Americans they struggle to make their payments, and some weeks they don’t have enough. They are good people, they go to church, they love their children. But they live on the edge, day by day, week by week.
While bubbles of economic recession bust, and millions go bankrupt, Texas is growing.
Texas booms. We saw a posting on the internet, from the Houston Chronicle, and quoted it to suppliment information we have been working on. Our thanks to them for this information, and it is encouraging, but we must note at 8% unemployment, there are a lot of people unemployed, even in Texas!
U.S. Census estimates released Wednesday show that Texas added more residents than any other state in the year ending July 1.
By The Associated Press - Sunday AM, May 3 , Comments by Ben Boothe Sr.
Key developments on swine flu outbreaks, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and government officials:
_Deaths: 19 confirmed in Mexico and one confirmed in U.S., a 21-month-old boy from Mexico who died in Texas.
DIFFERENT MEDICAL SYSTEM IN ECUADOR
We often hear that the United States has the best medical system in the world. Yet, our costs are higher than anyone in the world, and the statistics indicate our hospital mortality rates are also higher than many other nations.
I suggest that the United States has the best medical technology in the world and some of the best educated medical doctors in the world. But, the system is sometimes corrupted by insurance, greed and an endemic willingness to charge whatever fees Medicare, Medicaid, or Insurance will cover. The system has become so policy ridden, that many doctors tell me they spend huge amounts on paperwork, clerks, administrators, and more than should be on beurocratic policy relating to treatment and fees.
Dec. 19, 2008 -- How would you like to go to a hospital and have the staff to refuse to treat your child, because of a religious or "moral" belief? How would you like to have a doctor, because he has a different moral or religious belief than you, refuse treatment to a loved one?
I remember years ago, a religious father refused to allow his son to be taken to the doctor, because his church (7th Day Adventist), then taught that "God would heal" and there was no necessity for doctors. Now, we are seeing this from a different approach, and this is done not in the name of medical science but on "moral" and "religious grounds". It appears to be another attack on U.S.A. individual rights and freedoms. I thought our readers should see this article, originally written by Daniel J. DeNoon.
KATV anchorwoman, who just appeared in in the film about George W. Bush, "W," was beaten, the day after the film showing, in Little Rock,Arkansas. She died Saturday, October 25th.
She had been so badly beaten that doctors reported "Every bone in her face was broken". Investigators aren't sure whether she was the random victim of a home invasion or a target because of her high-profile job, or if the beating was a result of her appearance in the film "W".
Police and others observed that this beating appeared to not be motivated by "rape" or "robbery", but was meant to punish her.
This report came to us from a Republican who has an unusual perspective on Doctors, Guns, Accidental Deaths, and Lawyers. We cannot verify it's accuracy, but thought it was amusing.
If these numbers are true, with this in mind, perhaps the Bush Administration should consider sending more Doctors to Iraq. Perhaps we could end the war sooner.
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The U.S. healthcare system is in a mess. It has changed from a medical trust to big business controlled by insurance companies and giant mega corporations.
Health care in the USA is the most expensive in the world. Many are beginning to question if we are getting what we pay for.
So herein, we have reported "pros and cons" of both the USA healthcare experience, vs international healthcare. You be the judge!
U.S. HEALTHCARE, PROS AND CONS
You keep score and rate your healthcare experience!
1. Patients complain that it is often hard to speak to personal family physician by telephone. They get "screened" out.
2. Appointments are hard to get, slow, cumbersome, often taking several weeks to see the doctor. Nurses often say: "If you can't wait, go to the emergency room."
3. Doctor's offices often make patients wait in the lobby or reception area for over an hour, even with appointments.
4. Average actual personal time with a U.S. Doctor, is five minuets or less (U.S.Average), and studies indicate that the doctor usually makes his diagnosis and treatment decision within the first 65 seconds of the patient interview.
5. Many doctors require tests, X-rays, or clinical services from "co clinics" that they own or have an investment in. Often these tests, X-rays, or services are expensive and time consuming.
6. Many doctors have "deals" or contracts with specific hospitals, and thus push their patients to that hospital, regardless of it's ability to best treat the patient.
7. Doctors in the USA are tied to the insurance reimbursement system and a large percentage of the Doctor's office staff and expense is in doing paper work for reimbursement. Treatments that the insurance companies do not want to pay, are avoided, even if they may best serve the patient.
8. Technology, and equipment in the USA is considered excellent. But, if a patient does not have insurance or a large cash wealth, the patient cannot afford the best access to the best treatments and equipment.
9. The USA medical philosophy is considered to be cold, distant, scientific, and technically focused. Personal support, relationships, or bedside manner is considered "unprofessional" and treated so by many medical schools. The Doctor is often taught by the system to be distant and aloof.
10. Hospitals have become "Economic Institutions" and patients "Economic Units". Many hospitals are bought and sold by conglomerates like poker chips or Monopoly properties, with community or patient needs largely not emphasized.
11. One person reported: "I needed a surgery and went to a doctor in Texas. I asked for an estimate of doctor fees and hospital costs. His staff refused to give one saying: 'No one ever asks for that. We only take the cases if insurance will cover it.'I never got an estimate of costs."
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CARE, PROS AND CONS
What do you consider the most important thing for your health care.
I have had several surgeries in foreign nations. Let me give you my observation of the Pros and Cons.
1. Personal respect and attention to patient needs is superior, both from Doctors and nursing staff. Telephone consultations are easy to arrange.
2. The cost is often less than 1/5 the cost of medical care in the USA.
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Occasionally we see something that you might find helpful or entertaining to pass on to others.
I hope these UNIT CONVERSIONS, are useful and fun for you. They are in scientific language and therefore international in scope.