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Yet more evidence Bush supports evil by promoting chaos
Snagged from browneyedgirl65

By now, most anyone who owns a computer knows that almost any service that is farmed out to India, especially any service requiring communication skills or technical know-how gets FUBAR-ed to oblivion

That said, Report: Bush Considers Outsourcing Some HIV/AIDS Care To India


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ravensun From: ravensun Date: March 4th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, on farming computer services out to India... you're off on that by a bit... Any position that is in-house is by definition required to be done locally. Telecommunications companies must do their work locally. Micro$oft may have farmed their services to India, but that is their corporate decision, and President Bush had nothing to do with it. There are a lot of companies, however, who have not done so. Individual companies making decisions about who will provide technical support don't look to the government to make those decisions.

As for the article, could you back that from a mainstream news source, please, such as the Associated Piss -er- Press, or is it just one source? Also, I see no problem with cooperating with India on this. It's an important issue; India has some good ideas, why not share them? If we'd been open and shared with other countries in the first place, instead of pretending there wasn't a problem, HIV/AIDS might not be the problem it is today. If it's true, we're 25 years too late on this in my opinion, but better late than never!
fixx From: fixx Date: March 5th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not saying that those same tech companies in India will be responsible for HIV/AIDS care, and I'm certainly not applying racial or even cultural stereotyping to citizens of India, as even I would assume that I am from what I've said so far. I am suggesting that in going QUITE so far to save money suggests that there may be something lacking in what is being offered, or that we are not being resourceful enough closer to home.

My issue here is that to my knowledge, which may be rather limited, India does not have anything going for it. Canada? I could understand that for its lower pollution. Mexico? Sure, for its lower priced labor. If you are willing to go halfway around the world you might as well consider Russia, to employ its largely unemployed masses.

What does India have? As far as I can tell, India has America's standards of medicine combined with Mexico's standards of pay. While that sounds good on the surface, it still feels like a failure on the part of the US to provide cost effective medical care, whether caused by the greed of the domestic medical establishment or the creativity and resourcefulness of the government.
browneyedgirl65 From: browneyedgirl65 Date: March 4th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

I honestly don't know what to make of it. It just sounds extraordinarily bizarre.

But it seems like it could well end up biting us in the butt, because I know that right now, many people go to India for cheap treatment that's pretty much on par with U.S. level treatement. Such agreements could well mean that India's medical system becomes as costly as ours.

I dunno, to be frank. But it just struck me as weird.

On, and $7mill for aids/hiv? that's such a paltry donation, it's just amazing.
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