Posts Tagged ‘Mexiko’

Mittwoch, 30. Januar 2019

Was Trump geflissentlich verheimlicht: Amis fluten mexikanische Grenzstädte

At just one checkpoint in Yuma, Arizona, up to 6,000 Americans cross the border every day and enter the bustling Mexican town of Los Algodones, seeking hea[l]th care.

Los Algodones has to be seen to believed. There are more dentists per capita than anywhere else in the world. […] The community’s economy is built to serve the flood of “dental refugees” — mostly senior citizens from the US and Canada seeking major dental care they cannot afford in their own countries, even with insurance.

One of the reasons dental care is so expensive in the United States is insurance. […] Another cost for US dentists is malpractice insurance, which is not required in Mexico. […]

Dental work in Mexico is on average two-thirds less than in the US and customers may save 80 percent or more on some costly operations. Those savings derive partially from Mexico’s less expensive real estate and labor costs, but also, Mexico’s dentists don’t graduate with a ton of student debt. The government provides basically tuition-free education. “When we get out of school, we have to pay the government, but we do it by one year of free service, and that’s it,” […]

To get an idea of the absurdity, one could argue there are more people currently fleeing the US’s health care system than refugees seeking asylum from extreme violence and state terror in Central America.

Quelle: Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About

Das wiederum …

Approximately 74 million people in the US have no dental insurance, according to the National Association of Dental Plans.

… erschaudert mich auf Anhieb weniger. Der grösste Teil der erwachsenen Schweizer hat auch keine Zahnpflegeversicherung, und der Weltuntergang ist ausgeblieben. Wobei die meisten wiederum eine Unfallversicherung besitzen, die bei Zahnunfällen einspringt. Wer hierzulande längerfristig Geld sparen will putzt sich regelmässig und anständig die Zähne.

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Donnerstag, 30. April 2009

Wie die wahren Profis für den Grand Prix von Bern 2010 trainieren

Machen wir es wie der Stamm der mexikanischen Tarahumara:

Then there’s the secretive Tarahumara tribe, the best long-distance runners in the world. These are a people who live in basic conditions in Mexico, often in caves without running water, and run with only strips of old tyre or leather thongs strapped to the bottom of their feet. They are virtually barefoot.

Come race day, the Tarahumara don’t train. They don’t stretch or warm up. They just stroll to the starting line, laughing and bantering, and then go for it, ultra-running for two full days, sometimes covering over 300 miles, non-stop. For the fun of it. One of them recently came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing nothing but a toga and sandals. He was 57 years old.

When it comes to preparation, the Tarahumara prefer more of a Mardi Gras approach. In terms of diet, lifestyle and training technique, they’re a track coach’s nightmare. They drink like New Year’s Eve is a weekly event, tossing back enough corn-based beer and homemade tequila brewed from rattlesnake corpses to floor an army.

Unlike their Western counterparts, the Tarahumara don’t replenish their bodies with electrolyte-rich sports drinks. They don’t rebuild between workouts with protein bars; in fact, they barely eat any protein at all, living on little more than ground corn spiced up by their favourite delicacy, barbecued mouse.

Quelle: The painful truth about trainers: Are expensive running shoes a waste of money? | Mail Online

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Labels: Bern, Funny, Schweiz

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Sonntag, 29. Juni 2008

Halten wir Mexiko im Auge

the brutal decline of the Cantarell field, and of overall Mexian production is likely to have brutal consequences, as the country loses its main source of exports and the Mexican government its main source of tax income. Social unrest, and massive migration toward the North could be one outcome…

Quelle: The Oil Drum | Countdown to $200 oil: $140 oil and speculation

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Labels: Energie, Wirtschaft

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