Quote(s) Of The Week 6/18/18

“If a lie be believed only for an hour, it hath done its work.”

Jonathan Swift

“PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kid of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak.  Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”

President Donald Trump, in a Tweet from Air Force One following his early departure from the G7 Summit in which he disparaged the Canadian Prime Minister for disagreeing on the notion of tariff implementation across the G7

Quote(s) Of The Week 5/11/18

"Change is possible. Change is necessary. And change is coming.  This administration, and this President, are not interested in incremental steps. ... We are unafraid of disrupting existing arrangements simply because they're backed by powerful special interests."

Alex Azar, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services in comments before health care executives from the Federation of American Hospitals

Quote(s) of the Week 5/1/18

“Probably in healthcare—where you have this personalized and preventive medicine and treatment. We had some innovations that I saw several times in medicine to predict, via better analysis, the diseases you may have in the future and prevent them or better treat you.”

 Emmanuel Macron, President of France – in a wide-ranging interview with the Editor of WIRED magazine on the announcement by France that it will be investing €1.5 billion ($1.85 billion) to develop the “artificial intelligence” community in France to compete directly with the US and China. “Healthcare” was only one of the areas mentioned for possible focusAnyone up for living in Paris?  Hmm…..

Quote(s) Of The Week 12-12-17

"For as long as there have been humans on Earth, it seems we have struggled with the problem of unity and diversity. The dualistic mind, which most of us were taught to emphasize, is incapable of creating unity. It "smartly" divides reality into binaries. It cannot help but choose sides."
 
 Father Richard Rohr, in comments on the First Sunday of Advent about the need for coming together among the religions
 
"In Mayberry, there was no illness. There was no war. There was no violence. There was no graffiti. We all had a good time, and we laughed a lot."
                       
Jim Nabors, on why "The Andy Griffith Show" was so popular in its era.  Our friend growing up, Gomer passed away last week...

Quote(s) Of The Week 4/3/18

"I came to run the Department of Veterans Affairs because I'm committed to veterans, and I'm committed to fighting for them," Shulkin told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday. "And I would not resign, because I'm committed to making sure this job was seen through to the very end." 

David Shulkin, MD – Former Secretary for US Department of Veterans Affairs on his Tweet firing by President Donald Trump over the past weekend

 [Chief of Staff John Kelly] “…called Shulkin and gave him the opportunity to resign,” Schlapp said. “Obviously, the key here is that the president has made a decision. He wanted a change in the Department of Veterans Affairs. He wanted more results coming out of that particular department. ... That is why he moved to make this change.”

 Mercedes Schlapp – White House Director of Strategic Communications in comments on Fox & Friends where she backed away from the original contention that Shulkin has resigned his position as VA Secretary

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