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12 November 2007

America's Absolutely Abysmal Infant Death Record; Officially Designated One Of Our Modern World's Worst ...

Whenever we dare to believe we've "seen everything now," we never have to wait too long before being proven wrong.

Witness the following horrific headline we found today.

US among worst in world for infant death

Can you even come close to comprehending that?

In the richest (and supposedly ever so civilized), country in the whole of the modern, developed world?

Already almost seven full years into this the 21st century?

Surely such a shocking, sickening, shameful state of affairs can should (quite safely), be described as nothing less that a sin.

Read on.

The United States ranks near the bottom for infant survival rates among modernized nations.

Save the Children report last year placed the United States ahead of only Latvia, and tied with Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovakia.
For once, further words flaming well fail us.

Read the rest of this report.

Yet another perfectly self evident example of The American Way?.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I'm really saddened to read this, I'm not in the least surprised.

For a long time now, nothing that comes out of the US surprises me any more - and I DO mean NOTHING!

9:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry too much - they've still got a great "bread and circus" record.

Oops, sorry. I meant to say "fast food and telly".

11:13 pm  
Blogger Twilight said...

Disgraceful indeed!

Much as I despise the present adminstration, I often wonder what all the previous adminstraions were doing to allow things to get to such an unpretty pass? What have the American population been doing not to rise up in protest long before now?

12:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know why we only ever hear about the "American" dream?

Easy. The rest of us are awake.

More like American Nightmare anyway.

12:58 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not going to change either. Leastways not until enough of the people want it to change ~ want it to change, enough.

11:05 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might have noticed that our various "pro life" agitators have been remarkably quiet about this finding. I can't say that I'm surprised.

12:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa there. Wait a minute. Don't get too upset. After all, most of the victims aren't white.

[Sarcasm ends]

3:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plenty of money for war, and plenty of money for weapons to wage aggressive war, but not enough money to fund a 'Child Healthcare' bill. Twilight said it; why haven't the American people risen up in protest before now? In fact, apropos the following article, why have the American people allowed the odious Bush and his cronies to stay in power for seven years?


8:55 pm  

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