You’re going up against the Pope? You’re going up against the Pope on how to help the poor? Helping the poor is in this man’s wheelhouse! This Pope… helps the poor!!! But you’re telling him how to do his job? Pope doesn’t come over to your house and slap Jamie Dimon’s dick out of your mouth!
JON STEWART, on Fox Business News anchor Stuart Varney saying “I disagree with the Pope, who doesn’t like free-market capitalism. I think free-market capitalism is a great liberator,” on The Daily Show
If at any point over the coming days, weeks, and months to come, you find yourself confused as to how to navigate the thicket of pictures of Nelson Mandela coming at you in every country in the world, bear in mind this salient fact of history: it was once illegal in South Africa to have a picture of Nelson Mandela in your home.
A day spent as an inpatient at an American hospital costs on average more than $4,000, five times the charge in many other developed countries, according to the International Federation of Health Plans, a global network of health insurance industries. The most expensive hospitals charge more than $12,500 a day. And at many of them, including California Pacific Medical Center, emergency rooms are profit centers. That is why one of the simplest and oldest medical procedures — closing a wound with a needle and thread — typically leads to bills of at least $1,500 and often much more.