Sleepshops for Boomers

Most of the Baby Boomers didn’t bother saving for retirement. Apparently they were too young and cool and numerous for that.

The 401(k) generation is beginning to retire, and it isn’t a pretty sight. The retirement savings plans that many baby boomers thought would see them through old age are falling short in many cases. The median household headed by a person aged 60 to 62 with a 401(k) account has less than one-quarter of what is needed in that account to maintain its standard of living in retirement, according to data compiled by the Federal Reserve and analyzed by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College for The Wall Street Journal. Even counting Social Security and any pensions or other savings, most 401(k) participants appear to have insufficient savings.

I say we Logan’s Run them. Stick a disc in their hand, and when the retirement money runs out, it turns black. After what they did to our generation, sleepshops are better than they deserve.

The excellent NHS

In addition to demonstrating the superlative nature of the UK’s NHS, this tale of an intrepid immigrant surgeon should serve as a warning regarding the way in which the shortage of doctors under Obamacare will be resolved:

Dr Sulieman Al Hourani was only supposed to cut out a cyst, but removed the whole right testicle instead. … A month later it is alleged that the doctor, who qualified after studying at Jordan University of Science and Technology, stole two boxes of dihydrocodeine from a treatment room on a ward at the same hospital. An investigation was launched and the doctor was dismissed by his employer, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which ran the hospital.

The GMC was told of another incident in August 2006, when Dr Al Hourani had consulted a colleague and was advised to inject a patient with 10 milligrams (mg) of midazolam, a powerful sedative drug. He then gave the patient 8mg and injected himself with the other 2mg, the hearing was told.

I love the fact that he injected himself as well. Shades of Steve Martin as dentist.