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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

gshennon Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 12:32 AM
... - The lowest average number of days for paid holidays, annual leaves, and maternity leaves - The lowest score on the United Nations' Index of "material well-being of children." - The worst score on the United Nations gender equality index. - The lowest social mobility - The highest public and private expenditure on health care as a percentage of GDP These trends are accompanied by the: - Highest infant mortality rate. - Highest prevalence of mental-health problems. - Highest obesity rate. - Highest proportion of population going without health care due to cost. - Second-lowest birth rate for children per capita (adjusted for total population number differences); behind only Japan. - Highest consumption of antidepressants per capita.
Frank391 Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 7:33 PM
All statistical lies. Lets take the highest infant mortality rate. In our country the clock starts the second the child leaves the womb. All other countries wait some period of time before counting. If the child dies during that waiting period, which is 1 year in Japan, the birth doesn't count. Statistical lies. All of them.
Please stand back. I’ve been waiting for day to say this; waiting to calm down enough that my keystrokes won’t break the keyboard. I heard some lady say something on TV, and seldom have I heard a more idiotic statement from someone in a position to know better … I mean this is so magnificently ignorant – even stupid – that if this woman’s ignorance were radioactive Democrats could build the mother of all nuclear brain bombs. Just one could wipe out all intelligent life on Earth.

The woman we’re talking about is Melissa Harris-Perry. Apparently she has a...