Quote(s) of the Week - 9/14/18

“Personally, I feel to ignore the intersection between health care and social media is to potentially ignore our own relevance as a health care practitioner during the next decade.”

 Howard Luks, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Digital Medicine Specialist

“…It's on all of us to vote this fall if we want leaders who reflect the civility, character, dignity, and goodness of the American people. The stakes couldn't be higher, but Americans always rise to the occasion.”

Joe Biden, Former Vice President, United States of America – in reference to the upcoming US mid-term elections

Quote(s) Of The Week - 8/17/18

“Pope Francis often says, ‘This economy kills.’[1] The divide between the wealthy and the poor in the United States continues to grow. A handful of billionaires are literally ‘making a killing,’ while millions who live below the poverty line are ‘making a dying,’ and very few make a fair living. Just one tangible example: without access to affordable health care, roughly ‘40 percent of Americans [take] on debt because of medical issues.’[2] 

 Father Richard Rohr, leader of the Center for Action and Contemplation in his daily reflection.  This past week, Father Rohr has been focused on the growing disparity between the “haves” and “have nots” in the USA and how this is contributing to the abyss in our dialogue as a nation.

“The Queen is dead – long live the Queen.”

‘Everyone’ from headlines to bylines to comments on the elevator, on August 16th with the passing of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul.

 

[1] Pope Francis outlines key economic struggles in Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), his first Apostolic Exhortation (November 24, 2013), http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html, 53-60.

[2] The Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America 50 Years After the Poor People’s Campaign Challenged Racism, Poverty, the War Economy/Militarism and Our National Morality, https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/audit/, 10.

Quote(s) Of The Week - 7/16/18

 “We can be frank and outspoken without being reckless or abusive, polite without cringing, we can attack racialism and its evils without ourselves fostering feelings of hostility between different racial groups.”

Nelson Mandela, whose centenary is to be celebrated on July 18th and whose spiritual and political leadership in woefully missing in today’s political climate.

“I am concerned that our increasingly fractious political process, particularly related to federal spending, is threatening our ability to properly defend our nation, both in the short term and especially in the long term.”

Dan Coats, National Director of Intelligence, in comments before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  Reading the “comments” will make your ears curl…

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

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