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January 23, 2016

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JuliaM

I'll just leave this here...

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/artist-to-sit-naked-on-a-toilet-for-two-days-to-protest-bullst-art-world-a6827351.html

Rafi

HomeReady will permit borrowers to claim other people’s income for the purpose for qualifying for a mortgage, but will not give mortgage lenders any actual claim against that additional income. This is madness.

This is sabotage.

David

This is sabotage.

Well, if you wanted to jeopardise the wellbeing of millions and wreak havoc in the economy, this would be a pretty good way to do it. As we know.

rjmadden

wants the government to ‘tackle’ the alleged problem of cheap food.

What a time to be alive.

Theophrastus

Dr Sarah Wollaston is not so much a Tory paternalist as a nanny statist. Our socialist NHS encourages such behaviour, because it provides few incentives for people to look after their own health while NHS costs keep rising, so we must all be nagged into eating, drinking and living in the manner deemed healthy by the Chief Medical Officer, the ghastly Sally Davies, and her acolytes like Dr Wollaston.

Min

because personality is a “capitalist construct.”

Wow.

The Sage

>please don’t make me pass the chicanes of sugar at the checkout while queuing to pay

Such things are ubiquitous, and have been for decades. And being ubiquitous are the sort of thing that should just become background noise that gets filtered out in wetware. Indeed, I don't know how one can function in modern society without filtering out the adverts at a pre-conscious level.

David

And being ubiquitous are the sort of thing that should just become background noise that gets filtered out

You’d think. I’ve ventured into petrol stations countless times and have generally managed to pay and escape without buying other things that I definitely didn’t want to buy. And I don’t spend my time in the queue fixating on wine gums and chocolate, and whereabouts they should be shelved so as to avoid tempting me, as if my mind were not my own.

I’m heroic that way.

Watcher In The Dark

Apologies if this highlighted elsewhere, but I can see hope for those who want to be glamorous but irrespective of school uniforms, may never attain it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/why-i-advised-brighton-college-over-its-trans-uniforms-all-schoo/

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...please don’t make me pass the chicanes of sugar at the checkout while queuing to pay for petrol...

Granted my experience with British gas stations is limited to that which I have seen on Top Gear (the British version, not the asinine 'Murkan knock off), but if one is getting spilkes over having to see a Mars bar while paying for gas, couldn't one just go to a station where one can pay at the pump and avoid the "problem" ?

JuliaM

Guardian reader total lack of self-awareness warning!

https://t.co/hSP9Cek6Y4

Microbillionaire

Dan L. Longo, M.D., and Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D. have a proposal.

A second concern held by some is that a new class of research person will emerge — people who had nothing to do with the design and execution of the study but use another group’s data for their own ends, possibly stealing from the research productivity planned by the data gatherers, or even use the data to try to disprove what the original investigators had posited. There is concern among some front-line researchers that the system will be taken over by what some researchers have characterized as “research parasites.”

"Or even". More at the link. I'm not clear on who Dr. Longo is, but Dr. Drazen is the editor-in-chief of the NEJM and really should know better.

An acquaintance of mine groups this and another strange incident (of a woman who unwittingly was a prostitute for several months) under the intriguing heading of "Problems you didn't even realize were options", where something has not only gone wrong, it has gone wrong in a fascinatingly bizarre way.

David

Couldn’t one just go to a station where one can pay at the pump and avoid the “problem”?

Yes, but then you wouldn’t get the chance to impose your will on other people.

peter h

"because personality is a “capitalist construct.”"

Heh! So people in pre-capitalist societies had no personalities? Or indeed the comrades living in the glorious Union of Soviet Socialist Republics?

David

a woman who unwittingly was a prostitute for several months

Damn it, man. Don’t leave us hanging.

Henry

Tory Paternalism

Exactly right, a modern irritation is seeing this stuff creeping into Conservative party policy. Many of us voted that way to avoid nanny states and authoritarianism.

The Velvet glove, Iron fist site is interesting on various issues surrounding the public health industry. One post quotes Simon Cooke:

It is hard to think of a section of government that so completely (and for its practitioners unconsciously) embraces the warnings about soft totalitarianism set out by Orwell and Huxley - and especially the latter with his observation that totalitarianism would be a matter of acceptance not something violently imposed by a powerful, all-seeing state. Restrictions on our lives - repeat the mantra of don't smoke, don't drink, eat the right food - are accepted because the experts with their evidence tell us that embracing these restrictions is the right thing.

I used to work with some of these people, btw. I wish I could foget the numerous oversized egos and the endless meetings; meetings to decide what we were going to talk about in the next meeting; people loudly saying "I can't do that, I've got meetings all that day; the bitching; the time wasting and so on

David

The spam filter is twitchy again. If anyone has trouble with comments not appearing, email me and I’ll set them free.

I sneeze in threes

Tackling cheap food:

1. Abolish CAP/ farming subsidy; and
2. Reduce benefits/family allowance so to make it proportionally more expensive.

Microbillionaire

Damn it, man. Don’t leave us hanging.

In retrospect, I suppose, it was perhaps obvious that that offhand remark would tend to grab one's attention by the balls.
Here's the story.

Short version: man suggests to woman "you should have sex with other people", woman agrees, discovers these other people were paying the man, finds it hard to pin down what crime occurred since she consented to the sexual encounters.

WTP

To Julia's link:

I was upset but managed to keep my cool and I cut short our visit by a week.

I think I see the problem.

David

Meanwhile, in the world of arthouse cinema.

R. Sherman

The "Homeready" program will allow a single unmarried woman with multiple children who are also single unmarried parents and who receive governmental benefits to ostensibly "pool" their income to buy homes which none of them could otherwise afford. When you consider that in many of these households, the residents receiving welfare benefits are teenagers who are otherwise unable to sign mortgage contracts, what you see is a transfer of more wealth from taxpayers to the indolent class.

The program is also a part of the push to change the demographics of suburban neighborhoods, all in the name of social justice.

lovegoats

If personality is a capitalist construct, multiple personality disorder must be hoarding.

Hal

Kevin Williamson on the return of politically correct subprime mortgages:

Zero-down-payment mortgages are back in San Francisco

Remember no-money-down mortgages from the last housing bubble? They're back. . . .

Loose lending standards predominated during the housing bubble that peaked in 2006, leading to the collapse of the mortgage market and the financial crisis of 2008.

Along with the boom in Bay Area housing prices, skeptics might take the new loans as a sign that the reckless go-go real estate days are coming back

Might . . . .

While remembering that there's a hipster born every minute.

Hal

Indeed, I don't know how one can function in modern society without filtering out the adverts at a pre-conscious level.

Usually by age twosomething one has learned to filter out the bits about having to remember how to balance while standing. Variations follow.

[+]

Remember, citizens. Standards must be eroded for the sake of “social justice.”

We are governed by...

(a) morons
(b) criminals
(c) criminal morons

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Or indeed the comrades living in the glorious Union of Soviet Socialist Republics?

I'm reminded of the old Soviet joke that Leonid Brezhnev wanted a cult of personality like Stalin had; the only problem was that he didn't have a personality.

Chester Draws

My first mortgage, 25 years ago, was largely paid by flatmates. The bank would let me assume a small amount for boarders per week. Board is taxable income though.

As usual, it's the dose that makes the poison. A small amount added to income for house sharing is OK, provided the owner can carry the load individually for a while if required.

No-one in their right minds will lend to shared mortgages between friends though. You need one person whose life can be ruined to focus the mind on repayment.

Ed Snack

Chester, but did you actually declare the income for tax ? In some places a single boarder can be taken on tax free.

It was a common enough tactic when I was first on the housing ladder myself.

jabrwok

Regarding the accidental prostitute, she was ok with *acting* like a whore, but finding out that her boyfriend/pimp was benefiting fiscally from her promiscuity makes her feel "gross and alone"?

I'm having difficulty framing my contempt for this brainless bint, and for the "values" that led her to think her lifestyle, whether professional or not, was morally neutral. File under "karma" I guess.

Pity she's unlikely to recognize just how she's responsible for her own degradation, or adjust her behavior and mores to avoid a comparably stupid scenarios in the future.

Hopefully the entire story is a Penthouse Letter fantasy, but in this day and age, who can tell?

Chester Draws

Ed, no I didn't declare the money to the taxman. Probably the most illegal thing I have ever done. Only lasted a year, as I sold the house to shift towns.

sH2

A senior editor of Nature, one of the leading academic journals, refused to consider it for review because she regards scientific research into the personalities of the long-term unemployed as “unethical,”

But she doesn't see an ethical problem in suppressing research?

David

But she doesn’t see an ethical problem in suppressing research?

I haven’t read the book yet, so I can’t speak to the particulars of Dr Perkins’ research. It may be flawed; it may be incisive. I’m not sure how it would be “unethical.” But it’s interesting to note the excuses made for not wanting anyone to find out. It seems to me that the possibility of learned dysfunction, and differences in disposition and psychology, are not unobvious from everyday experience and would be worth exploring. Unless, of course, some questions are no longer to be asked in our fearless, progressive age.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of research, My Life As A Badger.

We bustled and grunted and elbowed and pushed and pressed our noses into the ground. When the rain came, it split the ground open. Scent came spinning out, as if the ground were bursting to tell the story of that summer. Earthworms dripped from the hill like mucus candles from a snotty-nosed child...A wood mouse, displaced from a flooded or crumbling tunnel, scrambled in and hunched, shivering, in the crook of Tom’s knee. [Tom being this loon's eight year old autistic son] The mouse reassured me. We were in the best place, a sanctuary accredited by the wild, so I snatched bits of queasy maritime sleep. Tom slept, which is what I expect badgers do in storms.

When one sleeps in a hole one has dug in the ground, it is important that it be an accredited hole. Read the whole thing, as the kids say.

SteveGW

I find the comment of the Sociologist most bizarre. Even ignoring the implication that people in non-capitalist economies don't have personalities, which is just silly; if capitalism really did create personalities that were inimical to the operation of the capitalist economy, then that would be a Very Important Discovery. The Sociologist ought to welcome the research - especially if ze was of a leftist disposition.

Lancastrian Oik

“Do I want to have a kilogram of chocolate for almost nothing when I buy my newspaper? Of course I do but please don’t offer it to me, please don’t make me pass the chicanes of sugar at the checkout while queuing to pay for petrol."

Sarah Wollaston does not genuinely think like that, but British public discourse has become so infantilised that, despite her degree in medicine from Guy's and over twenty years clinical experience, she feels it necessary to adopt the "Ooh, look at me, I'm a middle-aged woman and therefore a helpless chocolate addict" persona (as seen in a trillion Facebook posts) in order to speak unto the great unwashed.

It's beyond pathetic.

WTP

My Life As A Badger

Swear to God, I think I read this exact same article in National Lampoon when I was a college freshman in the early 1980's. Except they took out the sex.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

"Do I want to have a kilogram of chocolate"...I'm a middle-aged woman and therefore a helpless chocolate addict...

Indeed, and who the hell, other than a chef, baker, or someone preparing for Halloween, buys 2.2 pounds of chocolate at one wack ?

David

Wollaston wants the government to ‘tackle’ the alleged problem of cheap food.

Wollaston’s evasion is quite breath-taking. The problem isn’t cheap food. It’s the fact that stupid people behave in ways that are not only costly to their health but also, thanks to our socialist healthcare system, costly to others.

Tim Newman

I'm having difficulty framing my contempt for this brainless bint

She claims she's studying engineering! Might want to give her designs a wide berth.

mojo

Fun with magnets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJHlwJ1gsms

JerryC

@Microbillionaire - Cool story, but one thing doesn't make sense to me. If the paying customers played along at being friends with the boyfriend, they must have known she wasn't in on the scam. So the john innocently asking the accidental prostitute if she was using the money to go to school doesn't rely make any sense.

JerryC

Really make any sense, dammit.

J.M. Heinrichs

FMM
http://www.purdys.com/Almost-Perfect-Online-Exclusive-P934C108.aspx

Cheers

Steve 2 - A Touch of Stevil

Farnsworth - pay-at-the-pump fuel stations are slowly being introduced to Blighty, but they're still quite rare.

I don't think the big petrol station operators and franchisees are terribly keen on them, because the profit margin on fuel is so thin they need to entice you in for a nuclear-hot coffee, a packet of Scampi Fries, and maybe one of those naughty magazines from the top shelf, just to break even.

Anyway, paying at the pump just creates more problems for nominal adults with the self-restraint of a toddler. What if you can't stop yourself from buying the full £99 worth of fuel? What if you start drinking the stuff? What if you decide to have spontaneous gasoline fights like in Zoolander?

No, the State must step in and assign everybody a fully trained and accredited Mum. Or perhaps a specially trained helper monkey that will latch on to your leg and bite your genitals if you so much as look at a packet of Revels.

R. Sherman

Steve--

. . . they need to entice you in for a nuclear-hot coffee, a packet of Scampi Fries, and maybe one of those naughty magazines from the top shelf, just to break even.

For heaven's sakes, don't they sell beer at gas stations in the UK?

TimP

> I'll just leave this here...

> http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/artist-to-sit-naked-on-a-toilet-for-two-days-to-protest-bullst-art-world-a6827351.html

This one is interesting, it sort of looks like it's actually satire about the normal sort of absurdist art we see on here:

> Ego and pretense has seriously f**ked with the quality of work being made in the art world, I’m also tired of the bulls**t trendy art dialogue about how the art world is driven by rich people who want shiny work and don’t care about meaning as well. But mostly I think it will be weirdly fun to be naked in public. [emphasis added]

Which amuses me; but the most amusing thing about that article would have to be this [nsfw] picture:

http://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_large/public/thumbnails/image/2016/01/22/12/76ad6f_4f2fd0659bc54c22a67d1aa206a69f31.jpg

Combined with this description:

> Photographer Mathilde Grafstrom takes pictures of women who don’t have traditional model looks to combat negative self-image. Her Copenhagen exhibition was closed down by police in December, prompting complaints.

Yes, I know Scandinavian women have a reputation for being hot, but come on guys, that's getting rather ridiculous.

Hal

For heaven's sakes, don't they sell beer at gas stations in the UK?

Well, from a realistic point of view, there's that drinking and driving bit.

From the point of view being demanded of all of us, well, do the math. Once back into the car, one hand has the cigarette or candy bar, the other hand has the glass or can of beer, How is the poor, belagered or enbeered, hipster going to hold the the cell phone???!?!?

David

I’m wondering how one arrives at this attitude, the gist of which is, “How dare someone quote something bonkers that I said on a public forum?”

Joan

Lol. "Deliberately quoted"...

Tim Newman

Farnsworth - pay-at-the-pump fuel stations are slowly being introduced to Blighty, but they're still quite rare.

They had them in Manchester around 2000-2003, but in true British style of failing to grasp a smart concept they first required drivers to "verify themselves" at the counter to make sure the card isn't stolen, thus defeating the whole purpose of installing those expensive machines in the first place.

In France, there is one type of Total station where half of the pumps have card readers in, it's quite handy. They too stock confectionery in front of the payment counter, and I must confess had they not done so I probably wouldn't be buying a tube of fruit-flavoured sweets for the long drives I do every couple of months.

Tim Newman

Well, from a realistic point of view, there's that drinking and driving bit.

They sell beer and wine in petrol stations and motorway service stations in France. The French can be awfully clever at times, and somebody has worked out that occasionally cars have passengers.

mojo

In the US, there's laws about "open container", even for passengers. Varies by state. So passengers can't drink either.

David

I must confess had they not done so I probably wouldn’t be buying a tube of fruit-flavoured sweets for the long drives I do every couple of months.

Ah, but did you find yourself buying the sweets despite a determined effort not to, and while knowing that eating 36 packets of sweets could make you feel quite sick? Was it a Hands of Orlac scenario?

It starts with a spot of nocturnal strangling then moves on to more serious things, like gratuitously buying sour cream Pringles.

Henry

Speaking of amusing tweets, the Oxford University Press warmed my heart.. and 2,500 others this morning. Feel free to toddle over there and upvote :)

To my great surprise, a small, vociferous band of ladies and gents took offence at this. Unfortunately OUP have issued a muted apology, which is usually a mistake as it encourages the offence regiment.

Also, this week in stupidworld, Greg Allan Elliot has been found Not Guilty of harassment.

I seem to remember that one of the complainants, the boring near-sociopath Stephanie Guthrie, had previously been involved in discussions with feminists who wanted the law of harassment extended. Then, wouldn't you know it, she got into a row with Elliott (including calling him a paedophile, I'm told), blocked him, then brought a harassment suit against him - which has all but ruined his life.

This was just a sample of her unlovely behaviour.

David

I think it’s possible some of you may be amused by this.

David

It’s one of these.

Tim Newman

Ah, but did you find yourself buying the sweets despite a determined effort not to, and while knowing that eating 36 packets of sweets could make you feel quite sick?

Almost. Actually, I fucked up and ate a sack of the charcoal by mistake. I just couldn't resist.

Joan

I think it’s possible some of you may be amused by this.

Did the woman filming it crash five seconds later? :-)

David

Did the woman filming it crash five seconds later?

Apparently not.

Rob

When the next crash comes because of this, everyone will blame the banks. It's a nailed on certainty.

R. Sherman

In the US, there's laws about "open container", even for passengers. Varies by state. So passengers can't drink either.

In my wonderful state--home of a very large brewery conglomerate--it is forbidden to 1) consume an alcoholic beverage while 2) operating a 3) moving motor vehicle. Thus, passengers can drink all they want and even the driver can take a swig, provided the vehicle is stopped at a stop sign.

P.S. We also have drive-through liquor stores.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

P.S. We also have drive-through liquor stores.

In New Orleans, there are drive through daiquiri joints. Please not for the thirsty, there is the gallon size.

Dr Cromarty

For heaven's sakes, don't they sell beer at gas stations in the UK?

Yes they do. In Scotland.

Theophrastus

David

I’m wondering how one arrives at this attitude, the gist of which is, “How dare someone quote something bonkers that I said on a public forum?”

Frances Coppola has form. Here, in tbe comments, is one of my exchanges with her:
http://www.coppolacomment.com/2015/08/europes-shame.html

David

Here, in the comments, is one of my exchanges with her

Uphill work, I see.

David

Apropos of nothing in particular:

Is this something that people do? Talk into dinner plates, I mean.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Is this something that people do?

I remember when cell phones used to have to be carried around in bags because they were too big to fit in pockets, it is good we have advanced past that to where cell phones now are so big they have to be carried in bags because they are too big to fit in pockets.

David

I remember when cell phones used to have to be carried around in bags because they were too big to fit in pockets, it is good we have advanced past that to where cell phones now are so big they have to be carried in bags because they are too big to fit in pockets.

I’ve just never seen anyone use a tablet to take a call, at least not while holding the thing up to their face. Though the advert seems to suggest that this is typical, or at least not odd.

A friend of mine had one of the first mobile phones in town, though I use the term ‘mobile’ loosely. It was the size of a shoebox and weighed about as much as a typical sofa. But it’s pose value was enormous, much like the phone itself.

Theophrastus

Uphill work, I see.

Indeed, it was. The remark of hers I thought was most revealing was:

I for one would regard immigration as a good thing if it helped to shift dysfunctional cultural attitudes and entrenched racist xenophobia.

As if immigration from the Third World ever would. Priceless!

David

The remark of hers I thought was most revealing...

Quite.

ac1

>Wollaston’s evasion is quite breath-taking. The problem isn’t cheap food. It’s the fact that stupid people behave in ways that are not only costly to their health but also, thanks to our socialist healthcare system, costly to others.

As you say she is evading the big problem, namely that extortion-funded treatment rationing schemes such as the NHS subsidise poor health choices (funded by punishing people for productivity, and thus causing unemployment). As the NHS is worshipped by the establishment types (can move the costs of migration, onto others as they pick up the extra rents and lower wages) this would be a modern-blasphemy.

R. Sherman

Is this something that people do? Talk into dinner plates, I mean.

Reminded me of one of your previous posts about hipster dining. I was trying to figure out if a full English breakfast could fit on that tablet.

Hedgehog

http://www.purdys.com/Almost-Perfect-Online-Exclusive-P934C108.aspx

From the advert: "Purdys’ fine chocolates are crafted with love, We make hedgehogs and caramels we’re very proud of."

Hedgehogs?

There have been several mentions in these comments of things relating to hedgehogs that come as news to me. I am leading a double life of which I am not aware.

The Fox

I am leading a double life of which I am not aware.

Well, yeah. Because you only know one thing.

Hal

Followup on I need some muscle over here and assorted idiocy . . .

Mizzou professor who pushed reporter away from protesters is charged with assault and other assorted headlines . . .

banner

Oh here's some brlliant idiocy:

http://ideas.ted.com/gallery-a-sweet-perspective-on-the-burka/

A new take on the burka - reclaiming Afghan fashion donchaknow?

Chester Draws

She wants to start a conversation about why that happened — to challenge the image of the burkas and the headscarf as threatening, ominous, a symbol of oppression even on a little girl.

Headscarves and burkas are not even remotely the same thing.

A headscarf covers the hair, in accordance with the Koran. It's no more objectionable to most people than not eating bacon or growing a beard, which rarely raise the ire of even the most strident anti-Islamicist. The Lebanese ladies make them actually look good.

A burka is a crazy garment worn by a minority of Moslems for cultural reasons only. It makes the person a non-person by intent. It is a symbol of oppression, and many object to it even when not anti-Islam (indeed many Moslems do).

They should never be conflated.

My daughter wore headscarves for years to school, because her hair is unruly. If this girl got stares it won't be just because she was wearing a headscarf.

J.M. Heinrichs

Hedgehog:
... and in chocolate: http://www.purdys.com/Hedgehogs-P3.aspx

Cheers

dicentra

I remember when cell phones used to have to be carried around in bags because they were too big to fit in pockets,

Such as in 1993? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6pLxYXpW8I

Theophrastus

Just sayin':

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/26/nhs-comes-14th-in-europe-wide-survey-on-health-systems

Tim Newman

The remark of hers I thought was most revealing...

I think what got everyone's goat more than anything is that she represents the upper-middle classes (from which our pro-immigration politicians are drawn) who has a job which will not be threatened by immigrants and lives in an area where she knows damned well they can't afford to live. People have gotten utterly sick of a small, privileged section of society being all virtuous over immigration while knowingly foisting the (sometimes deadly) consequences on others.

David

a small, privileged section of society being all virtuous over immigration while knowingly foisting the (sometimes deadly) consequences on others.

Mr Simon Schama being exhibit A.

Hedgehog

a small, privileged section of society being all virtuous over immigration while knowingly foisting the (sometimes deadly) consequences on others.

Indeed. Many of our self-declared betters are part of a transnational "elite" that is thoroughly at home with their counterparts in other countries, with whom they have significantly more in common than with the proverbial "man on the street" in their own countries. This applies in spades to politicians, who, as members of this transnational elite, make decisions that are in the interest of their friends, or at least are such that they would not offend them, while taking scant notice of the impact these decisions have on the lives of the people they purport to represent. How else to explain Frau Merkel's bizarre commitment to import one million "refugees" from Syria while totally ignoring (or worse yet, impugning) the concerns of the people who elected her?

This will not end well. In a representative democracy, the first responsibility of government is to the people who elected it. It is the basis of the social contract. The current situation, in many of the oldest democracies in the world, is leading to a loss of legitimacy of the political class that is likely to have dire consequences.

Hedgehog

... and in chocolate: http://www.purdys.com/Hedgehogs-P3.aspx

"Hedgehogs make a perfect gift for any occasion."

Heh.

Hedgehog

The Fox: Well, yeah. Because you only know one thing.

True. But it is one big thing.

mojo

"Dinsdale!"

Re: sub-prime stupidity : "as a dog returneth to it's vomit"

sH2

a small, privileged section of society being all virtuous over immigration while knowingly foisting the (sometimes deadly) consequences on others.

"That mass migration is adding enormous pressure to public services has been confirmed by German dental professionals, who have warned the teeth of many immigrants are so bad they require significant work, which will cost the tax payer billions of Euros. Describing the teeth of migrants who are coming to German dentists for work as “catastrophic” and often requiring total replacement, Baden-Württemberg dentists’ association chief Knuth Wolf said: “For the majority of refugees there is a need for a comprehensive dental treatment, or even dentures. There are corresponding costs with this”.

A Gatestone Institute account of the healthcare situation in Germany found clinics and emergency rooms “filled to capacity”, and previously exterminated diseases making comebacks. “German public health officials are now on the lookout for Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, diphtheria, Ebola, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, measles, meningitis, mumps, polio, scabies, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhus and whooping cough. As refugee shelters fill to overflowing, doctors are also on high alert for mass outbreaks of influenza and Norovirus”, says the report.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/01/26/dentist-association-warns-treating-migrants-terrible-teeth-will-cost-taxpayer-billions/

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