What ISIS Real Goal:
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a Religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here's what that means for its strategy. ISIS goals is to divide The United States between good and evil. Example is same sex marriage (cannot reproduce) is immoral no matter how you put it. Homosexuality is destroying the base core of the morality of marriage between a man and a woman. United States is doomed for destruction from within. ISIS cannot destroy us. In time we will destroy ourselves. Read this book and you will come to the same conclusion.
STD Economic Impact to the United States:
The ASHA panel reviewed published data on the economic costs of individual STDs and estimated the direct medical costs of STD treatment for all estimated cases per year. Direct medical costs are dollars actually spent within the health Care System treating STDs and their complications. The direct costs presented here - $8.4 billion - are only one part of the total economic burden of the STD epidemic. These estimates do not include nonmedical indirect costs (lost wages and productivity due to STD-related illness), out-of-pocket costs, or the costs incurred when STDs are transmitted to infants, which can result in significant lifelong expenditures. In addition, many STD cases result in an office visit but are not diagnosed as STDs. Finally, these estimates do not include the cost of STD prevention and screening.
It is useful to look at the costs for treating bacterial and viral STDs separately, because the nature of these infections is quite different. Treatment of bacterial STDs most often results in a cure; the course of therapy is limited and relatively inexpensive. By far the greatest costs associated with bacterial STDs result from complications of untreated chlamydia and gonorrhea, which can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Viral STDs, in contrast, cannot be cured and may require treatment over a period of years. The greatest costs associated with viral STDs result from treatment of precancerous cervical lesions caused by HPV infection, and treatment of sexually transmitted HIV/AIDS.
In addition to the economic impact of STDs, the panel noted that STDs have a high human cost in terms of pain, suffering and grief. Complications of chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to chronic pain, infertility and tubal pregnancies, which can affect a woman's health and well-being throughout her lifetime. The harmful impact of STDs on infants leads to long-term emotional suffering and stress for families, which cannot be captured in dollar terms. Unlike other diseases, STDs often cause stigma and feelings of shame for patients diagnosed with these infections. According to a 1998 Kaiser Family Foundation/Glamour survey of adults, almost half of men (44%) and women (47%) say if they were in a new relationship and discovered their partner had an STD, they would be "a lot less likely" to continue the relationship, with another third saying they would be "somewhat less likely" (30% men, 29% women). Most say they would feel "angry" at the person they got it from if they found out they had an STD, though women (87%) are more likely than men (74%) to say so. STD is ramped in Urban Cities among African Americans and nobody is addressing the issue, including Black Churches. (*)