Whooee! I been wandrin' the Canajun boogeysphere a lot lately an' I come across sum fellers who posted up lists o' links t' other boogs an' I been follerin' sum o' those links an' they got me thinkin' bout a few things regardin' the doctors an' also drug-pushin' medicine men.
Over t' Trudeaupia, ol' Kevin Jaeger's got a post 'bout the Q-beck gummint tryin' t' push doctor fellers an' gals outta the bigass cities an inta the countryside an' little towns where they ain't got enuff of'm practisin' to be medicine men. The comments is all 'bout what dumbasses the gummint is t' try forcing doctors t' go where they's needed. Now KevinFeller's fightin' the good fight against commonism an' he an' most o' the commentin' fellers figger the Q-beck gummint's actin' like ol' Troodough or Castro or Lenin or sum other commie when they dock the pay fer doctors who stay in Montreal instead o' goin' sumwhere there ain't enuff doctors like the Gaspay.
I ain't buyin' that an' I chimed inta Trudeaupia's comments an' sed so. Dockin' the Montreal doctor fellers an' gals was probbly the wrong way to do it, mebbe, but payin' folks more than others t' do what's needed where it's needed ain't commonism in my book. It's free marketplace tradin' which is jest the opposite. I say they oughtn't have sed they's dockin' the big city doc's an' shoulda sed they's offerin' up extra rewards fer the doc's who go t' where they's needed. I happen t' be a country boy an' I ain't in Q-beck but I do know what it's like when there ain't enuff doctors in yer town. Money talks in the non-commie world an' I figger the Q-beck gummint was lettin' the money do the talkin'.
Ol' Kevin sez it backfired an' they got a buncha doc's leavin' Q-beck altogether. I say the answer t' that is simple. Pay 'em more money so's they'll do what you want like with anybuddy else you hire t' do a job of work. Payin' a few doctors to move t' the boonies is a whole lot easier than forcin' all the good an' decent Canajuns livin' in the boonies t' pick up an' move t' Trawna jest so's they ken get a doctor, sez I.
In other medical news... Ol' Dana (who I think is a gal but might be a feller) over t' CanajunComment is tellin' how folks is livin' longer an' longer all the time. That bein' the case, Dana's wondrin' how come the TV news is always blatherin' on 'bout all these health troublems we gotta fret over. The answer is the same answer as I give ol' Kevin Troodoughpia. Money talks.
I left me a comment at Dana's boog an' jest t' save sum typewritin' time I'm copyin' sum o' that here.
The reason fer all them stories 'bout diseases an' ailments onta the TV news is on accounta who's buyin' the advertisin'. Every 5 minutes they gotta commercial an' they's all fer sum sorta medicine from sum bigass outfit like Pfizer or Glaxo. Keepin' people on edge worryin' 'bout their broken down bodies is what these TV news sponsors is lookin' fer an' it's jest what ol' Peter Jennings is dishin' up.
I got me a satellite dish an' I watch sum news from the BBC. It ain't the onliest news I watch but it's one of'm. The BBC ain't got any commercials an' they don't hardly ever got any dumbass stories 'bout the latest new research that's gonna save all our lives as long as the research money keeps comin' inta the bigass drug pushers.
The one who's payin' the piper's the one who's callin' the tune. It's jest as simple as that. It ain't rocket science. It's bizness in the free marketplace.