Mantodea (or mantises, mantes) is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most of the species are in the family Mantidae.
I post this because I have had a bad year. Many of you have also had a bad year. This post is long coming and spiteful towards people who believe in proper and caring health care. I hope people realize they have a voice in health care. Many medical institutions who profit from medical imaging are fat guppies. Hospitals are seeing profits soar because of the over use of CT scans and MRI's. Most small hospitals are in self defense mode. The bulk of the profits are from medical imaging. The current president wants to remove the the genitals of rural hospitals. Our country hospitals are dying. Many doctors and nurses and sonographers are losing jobs because of big hospitals metastasizing into small communities to make a profit. We love our small communities. We love our patients that come in to small hospitals to get a shot, or a breathing treatment, or just a hug.
Our hospital system is a great place for acute and chronic disease. People think small hospitals are nursing homes. I hate this. I reminds me of a revolting film starring Chuck Heston. Our small hospitals are not a parking place for re-cycle machines. They are a place of dignity. The reference to the mantis is one of a species of insects that recycles it's own. Very nasty, and totally-false for humans.