Quote(s) Of The Week - 11/14/19

“Look to the future not under your feet.”

 Wael Hammed Shahwan, Chef and Owner – Gerda’s Kitchen, Luxor, Egypt on the approach he adopted from the advice of his father towards life and the pursuit of his career as a chef.

Quote(s) Of The Week - 9/19/19

"If there's one thing that we can do to save America today, it's to get rid of our institutions of higher education right now and cut the liberal breeding ground off!" He continued in the same tone. "Good grief! The stupid stuff that our kids are being taught is absolutely ridiculous," he said. "She's learned all of this stuff that flies in the face of what we stand for as a country, and here we are as legislators paying for this garbage to be taught to our children."

Tennessee State Senator Kerry Roberts in comments on a radio call-in show.  He later retracted by saying that his supporters realized he was using “hyperbole”.  

COMMENT: Actually, I don’t think it reflects hyperbole…I don’t usually comment on the Quotes of the Week but this one is purely stupid, coming from any kind of leader – regardless of your political leanings.  Education is what has made America!! Without education there would be no doctors, no nurses, no teachers, no engineers, no whatever profession you like that contributes to the economy and development of the nation. And, in my experience – colleges and universities produce lots of Republicans and Democrats who are thoughtful.  In fact, my best friends are from both parties. Enough said…

Quote(s) Of The Week - 8/5/19

“In medicine, just because something can be done doesn’t mean it should be done.” 

                Robert Weber, Wired Magazine, Rants and Raves, April 2019 – p 10.

"Perot wanted to be president because he actually thought he could fix the country. Whether or not he could have done it, he was sincere…For Perot, it really was about America first."

From an article in Newsweek by Gerald Posner, the author of Citizen Perot: His Life and Times (a 1996 biography of Ross Perot) in quoting the thoughts of a retired policeman who knew quite well. 

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Quote on the base of the Statue of Liberty – a monument designed by the sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, which was a gift from France to the United States.  She was named Liberté éclairant le mondeLiberty Enlightening the World and dedicated on October 25, 1886.  Let’s not forget what she stands for…

Quote(s) Of The Week - 6/12/19

“We want to dictate the what, not the how, in health IT. We aren’t going to micromanage exactly how providers, payers, and innovators make health IT interoperable and patient-accessible—we’re just going to say it has to happen, and let private actors determine the best way to do it.”

Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in comments before the World Health Congress on the approach of the Trump Administration toward solving interoperability.

Quote(s) Of The Week - 5/1/19

"Lawmakers have a broad continuum of policy options that would close or reduce the long-term financing shortfall of both programs."

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in issuing their report on the financial viability of Medicare and Social Security. 

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