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    Nice deflection!
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    .....and they can both say thank gawd for California.
    How about sticking to the topic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    So then its an infrastructure issue?

    What do you mean by demographics?
    Ms. Labrea,

    More than that. When you look at the list of developed countries, none of them are agrarian, every one is located in an industrialized region, and every one has either sea access, or has a major rail, highway or river way hub.

    But it is more comparing apples and oranges. Alabama is only one small part of the United States. I'm sure you could find dirt poor villages in Greece, or Italy that would compare to the poverty in Alabama. The question is why Alabama is singled out.

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    Ms. Labrea,

    More than that. When you look at the list of developed countries, none of them are agrarian, every one is located in an industrialized region, and every one has either sea access, or has a major rail, highway or river way hub.

    But it is more comparing apples and oranges. Alabama is only one small part of the United States. I'm sure you could find dirt poor villages in Greece, or Italy that would compare to the poverty in Alabama. The question is why Alabama is singled out.
    I am positive it is an international plot by the Illuminati to make a conservative bastion of truth, justice and the American Way look bad.

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    Looking at this UN report, how an affluent country like the US can tolerate such situations ? I know that the scientific name of this worm is "Necator americanus"...... but even if the word "americanus" which for Mr. Trump is anyway an occasion of saying fantastic, is used,it shows a very unpleasant reality. How authorities do not address this problem, which if left without a solution will cost a lot of money in healthcare to the taxpayers in a situation where few of the persons concerned can afford a treatment ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    I am positive it is an international plot by the Illuminati to make a conservative bastion of truth, justice and the American Way look bad.
    Mr. Gaffer,

    No, more like comparing dissimilar statistics and trying to make a comparison to make a point.

    Like liberals are wont to do, wot?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Babba,

    Not surprising, given it is rural, agrarian, and is located in an area that is not conducive to industry (i.e., there is no major transportation hub in the vicinity).

    And when you look at the list of developed countries, none have anywhere near the demographics nor geography of Alabama.
    Perhaps hookworm is responsible for the lack of economic development.

    From a purely bureaucratic and economic perspective, poor health and high rates of disease retard productivity and limit capacity for growth. In this case, hookworm infection deleteriously affected the agricultural output and economic development of the postbellum South. Similar trends may be seen with influenza, malaria, dengue and a host of other infectious diseases that affect the global workforce and economic productivity; a Report of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health chaired by Jeffrey Sachs in 2001 found that “poor health has particularly pernicious effects on economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and pockets of high disease and intense poverty elsewhere” (k).

    Alabama has the worst poverty in the developed world, u.n. Official says
    To be a great country, we have to stop making excuses for our failures to provide for our people. In this case, medical care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Labrea,

    More than that. When you look at the list of developed countries, none of them are agrarian, every one is located in an industrialized region, and every one has either sea access, or has a major rail, highway or river way hub.

    But it is more comparing apples and oranges. Alabama is only one small part of the United States. I'm sure you could find dirt poor villages in Greece, or Italy that would compare to the poverty in Alabama. The question is why Alabama is singled out.
    Interesting.

    So, now that the Raw Sewage Ain't So Bad Committee has weighed in with their yearly Hookworm Justification Report...

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Perhaps hookworm is responsible for the lack of economic development.



    To be a great country, we have to stop making excuses for our failures to provide for our people. In this case, medical care.
    Ms. Labrea,

    The trouble is, the geography and climatology is similar to parts of sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia, and as such, tends to breed disease and parasites.

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