Reports of this disease started surfacing yesterday via Yahoo News, Fox News and other media which are referring to it as the new AIDS or next pandemic. Their numbers of infected people are way off. Yahoo News and Fox News should be ashamed of themselves for piss poor reporting. I do not know where they get their varying infected rates from, but it bounces from 30,000 to 300,000 up to 20 million! I had no problem pulling up what Chagas actually is, and a plethora of factual information regarding the disease that affects mainly poor areas in Central and South America. It has slowly migrated to the U.S. It is not related to HIV/AIDS at all, and is now being spread via the media who are apparently starving for the next pandemic story enough to cook one up! Get your facts straight reporters or don’t report at all!
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WTF! And I Thought a B was a bad grade! After reading this you will understand why President Obama is emphasizing America’s infrastructure so much. It seems like an awful lot of jobs could be created with all of the repair and upgrades that we so desperately need!
Society of Civil Engineers gives America’s infrastructure a “D”
By Cynthia Sewell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Edition Date: 01/28/09
Decades of underfunding and inattention have left the nation with an infrastructure that is poorly maintained, unable to meet current and future demands and in need of $2.2 trillion in repairs.
That’s the conclusion of American Society of Civil Engineer’s 2009 report card for America’s infrastructure, which assigns an overall grade of D to the nation.
Grades ranged from a high of C+ for solid waste to a low of D- for drinking water, inland waterways, levees, roads and wastewater.
Since ASCE’s last report card in 2005 there has been little change in the condition of the nation’s roads, bridges, drinking water systems and other public works, and the cost of improvement has increased by more than half a trillion dollars.
While there has been some improvement in energy since 2005, overall conditions have worsened in aviation, roads and transit.
A panel of 28 civil engineers evaluated each of the 15 categories on the basis of capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety and resilience.
A detailed report, which accompanies the grades released Wednesday, will be released on March 25.
2009 report card for nation’s infrastructure:
Drinking water: D-
Hazardous waste: D
Inland waterways: D-
Public parks and recreation: C-
Solid waste: C+
I guess Americans are willing to pick their own fruit and vegetables now and pluck their own chickens! You know that the U.S. is in deep shit when college students are competing for jobs at Mc Donald’s, and white collar workers are willing to do any office job available, including blow jobs!
Unemployed Americans Competing With Immigrant Labor for Unskilled Jobs
Saturday, December 20, 2008 | FoxNews.com
LOS ANGELES — A year ago, a day-laborer center adjacent to a Home Depot here teemed with Latin American immigrants who showed up and found a sure day’s work painting, gardening or hauling.
These days, more than immigrants are packing the Hollywood Community Job Center: Unemployed Americans are joining them. There’s little work for anybody.
“Everybody is coming to look for work,” Rene Jemio, outreach coordinator for the hiring hall, told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s not just your average immigrant anymore; it’s African-Americans and whites, too.”
For the first time in a decade, unskilled immigrants are competing with Americans for work. And evidence is emerging that tens of thousands of Hispanic immigrants are withdrawing from the labor market as U.S. workers crowd them out of potential jobs. At least some of the foreigners are returning home.
“We see competition from more nonimmigrant workers,” says Abel Valenzuela, a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles who studies day laborers. “Employers are also paying less than in previous years,” he says.
In the third quarter of 2008, 71.3 percent of Latino immigrant workers were either employed or actively seeking work, compared with 72.4 percent in the same quarter a year earlier, according to a new study by the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research organization. The 1.1-percentage-point drop “marks a substantial decrease in the labor-market participation of Latino immigrants,” says Rakesh Kochhar, the Pew economist who prepared the report.
Since 2003, the labor force participation rate — the employed or job-seeking share of the population — among foreign-born Hispanics had been consistently on the rise. The decline in the third quarter of 2008 “is a testament to the character and depth of the current recession triggered by the housing slump,” says the Pew report.