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Posted on 05/21/2010 10:10:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Barbara Bush will speak out about the extreme disparity in health care between the world's rich and poor at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, May 26 and describe what the non-profit she heads is doing to improve public health in underserved communities here and abroad.
Bush, 28, is the president of the Global Health Corps (www.ghcorps.org) , a group she helped found two years ago with input from her sister Jenna. The organization places recent college graduates in yearlong fellowships aimed at improving health care access. The first 22 fellows were assigned to 12 project sites in East Africa and the United States and this year the goal is to place 36 fellows. Global Health Corps partners include the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, Dr. Paul Farmer's Partners in Health, Covenant House International and the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
A 2004 graduate of Yale, Bush interned for a children's hospital in Capetown, South Africa, and for UNICEF in Botswana and has traveled extensively in Africa with the UN World Food Program. "It was frustrating that most kids were suffering from totally preventable diseases, like malaria and diarrhea," she has said of her time in Africa. "It made me think â how can we solve these issues if the same people keep asking the same questions?"
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I’d like to culture something with her sometime.
What happened to the old fashioned “help the poor?” Today it’s all “decrying the disparity.” Even among people who should know better. Some of the poor can’t help it, but others got there through their own foolishness or stupidity.
More NWO propaganda.
Global equity ?? The Bush’s are such squishes.
“It made me think how can we solve these issues if the same people keep asking the same questions?”
What the heck does that mean? I know let’s wave our magic government wand and make all the bad boo-boos go away!
I’m telling you, my personal conspiracy theory about the Bush family being Democrat moles isn’t looking too far-fetched these days.
I remember a time on Free Republic when the ‘bushbots’ were numerous. Aren’t too many defending the Bush family anymore.
If she wants to head a non-profit private org, we can support that. If she has bought into the whole social justice concept, well- the society has trained people in her age group well. She’s like a lot of other 20 somethings - scarily so.
“Miss me yet?”
Well these are the Bush younguns. Seems like only yesterday they were getting in trouble using fake ID cards to get liquor served to them. Good ole girls?
Bush was not Satan. Much about him made me thankful he was my President. Other things, such as his views on immigration, and his globalism, I could not support.
But, Bush’s globalism and Barack’s are two different things. Bush saw a one world order with America at the helm. Barack sees it with America in ashes.
Compared to Obama? Yes.
Everyone of the Bushes should become democrats. They sure act like them.
Bush 1 & 2 have set back conservatives decades. I’ll always have a very low opinion of each.
The bush women should just keep their mouths shut. The bushes ahve already done enough damage to this nation.
Hey, I like the Bushes... They would have made fine Democrats...
A 'loyal' opposition party that although you wouldn't like their socialist tendencies - at least you wouldn't be too worried about their national loyalties.
Unfortunately the Democrats of today are the Communists of yesteryear - and you know that their loyalties belong to anything anti-American; and that they are dedicated to the destruction of our Constitutional Republic.
The Bushes are fine folk -- they just shouldn't pretend that they are Conservatives.
It was rather easy to promote Bush, when his only serious primary opponent was McCain, and his general opponents were Algore and Lurch.
Amen to that.
Talk to the "environmentalists" sweetie.....they banned DDT (KILLS mosquitos that cause malaria)....and talk to the "socialists" ....KILLS capitalism that creates thriving cities and countries where water systems are built. Get back to me after you do that....'kay?
Barbara, I’m pretty sure Bono is on top of this.
Bless her heart! /s
... as he steps off his private plane.
Marxist progressive humanism is no solution to the well being of human beings. It is the wrong economic model for something that requires the generation of wealth. It is troublesome that someone with Barbara Bush’s circle of influence would speak as if she were ignorant of these facts.
This wouldn't be the media making up a headline to infuriate and divide the GOP, would it? NAAAAAAAAH.
Pres. Bush was a damn fine president. I’d take him over Obama any day and for that matter, I’d take him over nearly every one of the talked about Republican candidates save Sarah Palin. I don’t give much attention to anything muttered by the women in the family.
I loused up the link, the phrase is indeed used on her organization’s website:
He did push a lot of progressive ideas along with Teddy, also, and the Faith Based initiative idea which now allows a government TAKE OVER of all the religions. Good Grief!
We tried to love him and he did have some great, presidential moments but I was also quickly getting sick of his intentional lie telling us Islam is a "Religion of Peace"! I was literally throwing shoes at the TV set.
A private plane he earned.
This silly ROP stuff sounded more to me like wishful propaganda intended for Middle East ears, trying to “change the tone” of Islam in terrorist nests. Instead, militant Islam changed America’s tone.
Either way, America ends in ashes -- and America has been the anchor for the free world.
Time to apply The Three SOVEREIGNTY NOW! Questions, before it is too late.
dear god, could everybody just stop this help the poor over there by giving them money / food / healthcare / weapons whatever and just admit by giving them a decent government they could acquire these things on their own
I support President Bush, and I don't care if you call me a "bushbot" to try to diminish it.
As far is this article is concerned, all I'll say elsewise is that I was once a college idiot who thought I had the world figured out. Not sure if this is the case with Barbara, or the media trying to eff things up again.
DDT is still used in many parts of the world, including Africa. But misquitoes have developed strong resistance to it, making it far less effective than it was just several decades ago.
To complicate matters further, in order for a DDT program to be effective, it has to virtually blanket a whole area, which increases human exposure to the toxins. If people do not want DDT sprayed on their property, the effectiveness of the whole program for a targeted area can be jeopardized
The chemical is quickly absorbed into the animal population and becomes abundant in human food supply.
it is not harmless to humans or animals. DDT can cause major hormone disruption, birth defects, miscarriges, and other reproductive issues in people. There is strong evidence linking it to some cancers.
Young skull full of mush. College can do that.
You nailed it. We will have a hard lesson in history when the world experiences the consequences of this clown called Zer0. At least Bush understood the role of the United States in the well-being of he world. Zer0 does not have a clue and if he causes the United States to fall, the entire world will go like dominoes.
Pres. Bush was a damn fine president. Id take him over Obama any day and for that matter
What high standards.
Now wonder we’re $14 trillion in debt.
Bin Laden said in an early tape his goal was to bankrupt America.
Bush has helped him closer to that wish.
But I believe it is clear that he, George Soros, Bill Ayers, Joel Rogers, Andy Stern, etc., know just what they are doing.
Not really. DDT is still effective in Africa. As for cancer, toxicity = dosage.
Sorry, but you are full of shit. You say you will say “nothing further.” I find that hard to believe, you are here to spread negativity.
Why should I concern myself over what a college co-ed says about health care? Just because she is the daughter of a former President thats supposed to guarantee she will, as she grows up, be a conservative? Reagan had issues with some of his own children.
That family has caused a lot of harm to this country. They had a greater role in the destruction of the Reagan consensus than anyone, including Clinton. Barbara and her mother are continuing the family tradition.
It sucks to be poor.
Wake up and smell the coffee. Bush = Globalist. On domestic issues he nearly became LBJ2. Bush had a lot of bad ideas. Today's new law following our banking transactions? I bet you forgot about all the databases Bush and his AG's wanted. The Bush family for all practical purposes were simply Lyndon Johnson Democrats. Oh Yes BTW how do you like all those new executive powers and new departments and Acts Bush wanted that Obama now has control of? Poppy and Junior were Clinton minus intern scandals. Liberals except on a few trade issues and Rockefeller GOP Liberals to their core.
Thank you, well said.
“What happened to the old fashioned help the poor?”
I’m afraid all of this has more to do with assuaging guilt than it has to do with actually helping the poor.
No, America isn’t the anchor. God is. Where the love of the Lord is, there is liberty - even if it is in the grip of a tyrant.
As to globalism, true, either way, America is changed greatly- or at least her form of government is. With Obama, the country may well end up dead from some foreign power’s destructiveness. And he wouldn’t care. Under Bush, the people, on the other hand, would be sadder but wiser and somewhere someone would exist that would likely pass freedom’s story on to others - the time that once was but could rise again seeing that it stems from the God of resurrections. The motives of the two (while severely misguided and malevolent) were completely different. I can not hate President Bush and prayed for him from before his election. I pray for Obama too, but it is harder because I see him as a man bent on destroying any remnant of America that remains.
I used to think Alex Jones was a nut. Now I’m staring to think he might be right on the money on many things.