By Hajj Elbabboushi
By Hajj Elbabboushi
Morocco World News
New York, March 26, 2013
Morocco World News is introducing a weekly blog hosted by Hajj Elbabboushi to objectively criticize some of the top stories we previously featured. Hajj Elbabboushi is a former Moroccan teacher of English spent most his life in Morocco but retired abroad. Throughout his life, he was deceived by the media, governments and people and consequently lost confidence in all of them. Hajj Elbabboushi never believes anything he is told. He doubts everything, even conspiracy theories.
Waldi Hamza (my son), how reliable are the number of beds per 1000 people and the number of physicians per 1000 people in determining the quality of healthcare received by citizens especially knowing that -for example- Moroccans’ life expectancy exceeds that of Kazakhs and Azerbaijanis although they -Kazakhs and Azerbaijanis- have more doctors and beds per 1000 people?
Would it be possible that there are -relatively- few doctors and beds per 1000 people in Morocco because people do not need to go see doctors (e.g. probably because they eat healthy food, or they rely on para-medical and home medicine to resolve a lot of their health issues)?
Can we not assume (conclude?) that it is the quality of doctors which is more important, and not the number of beds and doctors?
Should we not determine if the demand for health care would increase, by investigating how many people actually used their RAMED benefits or how many Moroccans per 1000 actually go to hospitals?
Waldi Rachid, we have all heard of ex-American soldiers who kill themselves or suffer from PTSD after they return from combat. We’ve seen a lot of those cases. Now we have a Moroccan policeman who killed three innocent victims because of “corruption,” according to his lawyer. If corruption is the real cause, would it not make sense to have a similar incident on a periodic basis? If corruption is the cause, how many cases of Moroccan policemen shooting their co-workers have we seen since independence, or since the beginning of history? Can I hit someone with my shell and blame it on pollution?
Waldi Youssef, may Allah accept the victims of this accident in heaven, and may He help us improve our legal system.
You have eloquently put that the driver of the Jaguar was “allegedly driving at an insane speed,” but what made you so sure that he was drunk knowing that the only person who survived the accident went straight into coma?
Is it not true that the Jaguar driver spent two months in prison while the case was processed? If his family is so powerful and so rich, why could they not bail out their son in order to maintain his liberty while the case was being processed?
Knowing that there are big gaps between the minimum sentence, and the maximum sentence that a person convicted in a criminal case can receive in Morocco (e.g. for theft, killing, etc.), were the two months in jail plus two months probation received by the the Jaguar driver really represent a violation to the law?
If not, then would it not be more fair and efficient to petition the government to fix the law (the same way it was done after the Amina Filali case) rather than change the verdict of this case?
Waldi Omar, who defines civility or being civilized? Who is more civilized, those who throw garbage in the streets of Morocco, or those who pollute the universe and refuse to ratify protocols to limit pollution? Who has more values, those who “appear civilized” or Moroccans? Who is more civilized, those who are “shouting at each other for silly reasons,” or those who are shutting others up for life using sophisticated weaponry?
Who is less civilized? Those “Moroccan criminals” who “sexually harass, rape, steal, etc.” or those criminals who do not shout when driving, who treat patients very well, who read a lot, who queue when waiting and mounting the bus, but steal nations’ resources?
Knowing that in America you can get punished for littering, is it not true that the best way to make people stop bad habits is to deter them through sanctions? Is it not true that ten years ago in Morocco, one would be laughed at if he/she wore a seat-belt in the city, while it is now normal -after it has been made obligatory by law- for one to buckle his/her seat-belt up?
Waldi Jamal, may Allah forgive you. You scared me.
What is more important, the number of airports, or the number of good airports a nation has?
If the number of good airports is more important, then would it not be better to refer to statistics about airports with paved runways rather than the total number of airports -which you used and- which includes airports with grass and dirt runways, and may also include closed or abandoned installations?
If we consider the airport with paved runways statistics, is it not true that Morocco is doing much better than all the countries you mentioned (Morocco has one paved airport per 20,957 square kilometers while Algeria has one per 39,695)?
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