Skip to comments.The case for mistrusting Muslims
Posted on 07/08/2007 2:53:43 AM PDT by ventanax5
ARRIVING IN BRITAIN by air the day after two men crashed a gasoline-laden Jeep Cherokee into the main terminal at Glasgow's international airport, and a couple of days after two car bombs were discovered in the heart of London, I was surprised by how calm everybody was.
Apart from the prohibition of passenger drop-off and pickup next to the terminal building at Birmingham Airport, everything was as usual. Men and women in Muslim garb mingled in the crowd with perfect tranquillity, expecting neither violence nor even verbal reproach.
Was this a sign of the admirable tolerance of British society, or of its bovine complacency born of an inability, or unwillingness, to make the effort to defend itself? Was it decency, cowardice or stupidity?
I really don't know anymore, which is an indication of the problem: Only time will tell, and by then it might be too late.
A friend who met me at the airport said something that must by now be true of many ordinary British people. Just as we used to wonder, on meeting Germans of a certain age, what they had done during World War II, so she wondered, when she found herself next to a young Muslim on a bus or a train, what he thought of the various bombings perpetrated by his co-religionists and whether he might be a bomber. She found herself looking for the nearest exit, as we are all enjoined to do by flight attendants before the plane takes off, in case of the need for swift exit.
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What got my Goat was when Medicare cut funding for training doctors.
Thousands of residency training slots went away.
If you look at the number of training slots for new doctors it is not much different that say 6 or seven years ago.
Yet the aging of the population and the need for more doctors has expanded not lessoned.
I read somewhere that docs were retiring faster than they could be replaced yet the government is withdrawing funding for these training slots.
The American docs were all small businessmen and Republicans. I think they imported foreigners to work cheaply at the V A and also to support socialized medicine. Medicare p;ays so poorly that many docs refuse to accept it. I have to change docs again, because here docs drop it when they have built their practice. This is really just another immigration issus, imho.
Goodness. All those Irish Republicans called Kelly were Muslims and I never knew. They were Catholic Muslims, of course.
you know exactly what is meant by the threat we are facing from mooselums...If anyone from my family dies from a Terriost mooslum...or if an event happens again here in USA...I and millions more...we will all Terroist those mooselums...you can damn be sure of that and PC can be Blown to hell first...you can bet all bets are off...and death to evil will begin with me!
For decades, radicals have been exploiting the tensions between Islamic theology and the modern secular state - typically by starting debate with the question: "Are you British or Muslim?"
But the main reason why radicals have managed to increase their following is because most Muslim institutions in Britain just don't want to talk about theology.
They refuse to broach the difficult and often complex truth that Islam can be interpreted as condoning violence against the unbeliever - and instead repeat the mantra that Islam is peace and hope that all of this debate will go away.
This has left the territory open for radicals to claim as their own. I should know because, as a former extremist recruiter, I repeatedly came across those who had tried to raise these issues with mosque authorities only to be banned from their grounds.
Every time this happened it felt like a moral and religious victory for us because it served as a recruiting sergeant for extremism.
There are times that make it seem so. I have faith that enough sane people are in this Nation... but it may take some serious pain to awaken them. I pray over it daily.
The Case for Mistrusting Muslims.
Their entire history.
Fear the Islamic meme.
Well said my FRiend!
God Bless you my friend, and fellow Patriot...the Libs dims and, communist can not see evil...because then they would need God!...when the shit hits the fan...they will need us! Just as always we will clean the mess up..but the age of PC will be over! Long Live the founders of America...and the Constitution they Wrote with their own blood... that makes us the most sought after place of residence in the world! Live free or die can not be just a Historical battle cry! We will all have to make a choice sooner than we wished for...
Medi-Cal is a good example along with Medicare.
It’s often hard to find a doctor who will take patients on these programs.
Here is a story that I watched unfold in a border hospital residency program.
It deals with immigration indirectly and with attitudes of certain politicians.
Thank God, I no longer have to deal with residency programs.
There are many unspoken codes in how residencies are handled.
Violate one of those unspoken codes and it can be a career ender.
An example is a forty-year-old foreign doctor with 18 years of experience in private practice and on staff at various foreign hospitals who came to work in a border hospital, residency program.
The doctor was doing a rotation in surgery when she was molested by a more senior third year Arab resident doctor who had come from Syria.
The Arab doctor placed his hand under her skirt, rubbing up between her legs and told her, if you want to pass this rotation then you know what you need to do.
She told him that she would rather fail the rotation than commit adultery.
The new resident doctor complained to her residency program director but he refused to do anything.
The program director and Chief resident warned her very sternly not to make waves over such an insignificant charge.
Therefore, against advice, she wrote up a report of complaint against the offending doctor.
Instead of removing the Arab doctor, the new doctor was moved and the Director of the Surgery residency program gave her failing marks in the rotation that included everything from how she dressed to not having good working relations with her superiors.
I understand from associates that the Arab doctor in question eventually had to leave the hospital.
I believe someone said he was now practicing slicing and dicing surgery in either Kansas City or Chicago.
Being around some of the most educated on the face of the planet can be a real drag.
There always seems to be a petty dust up between staff and the residents.
It is a world where a young resident soon learns the importance of the initials CYA as the Eleventh Commandment.
A residency is like a sweatshop of old.
The hours are long, sometimes 100 or more a week.
Residents from Harvard sued the hospitals, AMA and residency system asking to get reasonable hours.
The standard was eventually reset to an 80-hour workweek.
That only came after several deaths and horrendous mistakes due to resident doctors being so tired they fell asleep while operating on patients or making prescriptions.
The work is tedious with lots of pressure coming from every angle.
If anyone is interested, they might look up and see what side of this debate that Democrat Senator’s Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer took.
It is interesting that a person advertised to the world as caring for the undeserved and who writes a book “It Takes a Village” would come down on the side of the American Medical Association, hospitals all big political donors.
If nothing has changed in the last few years and due to Clinton's and Schumers diligent work, residency programs are exempt from work standards set by the federal government.
When this came down it was, needless to say, a slap in the face.
With out cheap residency doctors pay that averages just a little more than minimum wage hospital profits would be a lot less.
Therefore, less money to donate to politicians.
This also goes to the immigration question of how many H and J visas are issued each year.
With a cap on H visas lifted then more foreign doctors can come in and fill jobs at lower wages.
I am surprised that the Republican Candidates for office have not picked up on Clinton and Schumers dubious actions in the Senate.
Instead of taking the side of the underdog, they sided with those having deep pockets.
Personally and professionally, I do not want someone working on my family, anyone or me if the doctor has been up for 24 or more hours or does not understand directions in English.
JUST THE OPINION OF A RED STATE WANNABE.
For those who disagree Flame Away.
The AMA has always sought to limit the numbers of docs to keep earnings up. Maybe they made a deal with the devil to staff government programs with cheap foreign docs.
I remember when docs ran the hospitals with pride and competed for community recognition. It was lots better then.
Do you realize that you have hit on a major area of discrimination against foreign-trained medical personnel?
In most states, a doctor coming from a foreign country cannot even work as a lowly minimum wage paid Medical Assistant with out a certification from some government-sanctioned group.
I know many doctors in the San Diego area who cannot practice any kind of medicine even though their degrees have been certified by an International Evaluation Service (IERF) to be equal to any medical degree given by an American Medical school.
Many of these doctors are doing things like my friend Manuel who is driving a taxi part-time and working at a 7-11 full time to make ends meet.
The requirements placed on foreign doctors are above and beyond those of other professionals.
The requirements are necessary but to get those requirements fulfilled is expensive.
The AMA and the way doctors are chosen for a residency is a restraint of trade as it limits who can apply and where they can get interviews.
On top of that, the process is expensive, especially if like Manuel your working two jobs just to pay rent and put three kids through school.
All this crap about Kalifornia wanting to help get more Spanish speaking doctors into the medical field is just more liberal double speak.
If you live in this state, the majority of new doctors being trained in hospital residency programs just from the valley areas are from countries who hate our guts.
In addition, when training is completed for these new doctors will move on and not work in underserved areas.
I have read posts on residency forums from residents who absolutely hate this country.
Some of the posts are about the kinds of American patients they have to treat and it is enough to make any red blooded American mad as a Hornet.
The doctors from predominately-Muslim countries are very critical of America.
One resident doctor from a Middle Eastern country stated he would never have signed a residency contract with a border hospital had he known the amount of human trash that visited the hospital seeking treatment.
Another doctor from a Middle Eastern country remarked that the patients he had to treat were inferior to his fellow fellow citizens even though his country is considered below third world.
If anyone is interested, I will look up and post some of these residency forum links.
Then those who have critisized my harsh comments can read for themselves what the Indian, Pakistanis, Syrians, Iranian, Chinese and other countries think of their inferior American patients.
I have posted before and gotten flamed about wanting doctors who can communicate with their patients.
If you have doctors able to communicate with patients then you might cut down the enormous costs of having to do over prescribing of unnecessary medical procedures.
Oh, but OKIEDOC you have it wrong, some will say.
These non English-speaking people just need to up and leave and get their medical needs attended in their home country.
We also need to be logical is my answer.
Well to all, many of these people are American citizens and not illegal border jumpers.
Just the lowly opinion of a red state wannabe.
A week or so ago I posted about a lady visiting in this town from another country.
I saw her Sunday at church and she gave me an update of her hospital experience.
She was on a visa so went to a community health center.
Her heart rate was low so sent her to ER in the local hospital.
The doctor on duty from an African country could not understand Spanish when she tried to tell him that she had forgotten to take her medicine.
Since he could not understand what she was saying he ordered out several very expensive test from Radiology and the lab.
He was as they say doing some very nice CYA.
The lady was released from ER after about 5 hours.
A few days later she got a call from the finance office at the hospital asking when she could make a payment on her bill.
The bill amounted to more than $5,500 and later was increased another $2,250 for a total of $7,750 for the 5 hour stay.
Of course $7,750 dollars is more money than she has seen in years and couldn’t pay.
The hospital sent her to Medi-Cal and they agreed to pay for the entire cost.
The funny thing is that she only needed to take the medicine prescribed for her condition but due to catch 22 factors ended up in a financial bind.
As for the patient stealing it does happen and lots of American doctors are aware that it happens.
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