November 29, 2009

Obama Care: Let the Rationing Begin

Last week, the Federal Government Ivory Tower trumpeted important news. One of its illustrious Task Forces has decided that women in their 40’s would be the first to experience “Medical Darwinism.”
by Dr. David Janda

The United States Preventive Services Task Force, comprised of 16 appointees, decreed that:

1. Women in their 40’s no longer need routine yearly mammograms

2. Women aged 50-74 are to have mammograms only every other year

3. Self breast exams are no longer to be done at any age

Of note, this Task Force does NOT have even one member who is a cancer specialist or oncologist, let alone a breast cancer specialist. This panel based its recommendations NOT on comprehensive new clinical studies or research, but rather on computer projections of certain data points. A review of previous recommendations by the same Federal Government reveals that these recommendations are diametrically at odds with recommendations made just six months ago. So, what changed in six months?

New studies? No. What changed was the introduction of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Health Care Reform legislation, whose heart and core is based on rationing and denying care. (Note the omission of the word “soul.”) This method is the most inhumane and unethical means of cutting costs.

Let’s NOT let this Panel’s rationing objective get in the way of the real facts about breast cancer:

1. Breast Cancer is the number 1 killer of women globally…..500,000 women will die this year

2. Seventeen percent of Breast Cancer deaths occur in women diagnosed in their 40’s

3. Twenty-two percent of Breast Cancer deaths occur in women diagnosed in their 50’s

4. One of the leading factors in INCREASED survival rates in breast and other types of Cancer is based on EARLY diagnosis and intervention.

5. Those countries with higher death rates from Cancer have health care delivery systems based on rationing tests and treatments.

The recommendations made by the “Ivory Tower” Federal Panel do not even pretend to address these five points. However, they are completely in line with The Obama-Pelosi-Reid Health Care Legislation agenda— to deny and ration care as a means to cut costs.

On Sunday, November 22, Fox News Sunday interviewed Senator Arlen Specter, who was a Democrat before he was Republican before he was a Democrat. Senator Specter let the “secret agenda” of Obama-Pelosi-Reid slip . When questioned on the fact that The Senate Bill cuts $500 Billion in Medicare spending over ten years, yet in ten years there will be 30 percent more people in Medicare, Senator Spector stumbled. He admitted that Congress has NEVER cut Medicare benefits in its history and then confessed, “This Bill has a provision….a CURE….in how we can CUT Medicare—a Commission.” That’s right, a non-elected Commission will be appointed by The President. Starting in 2015, this Commission will oversee Medicare and its expenditures, but this Commission will NOT be accountable to the public. Initially, it will oversee cuts to Medicare Advantage, the same program that services 10 million Seniors. Using this type of panel to make such cuts, when it is NOT accountable to or elected by the public, is like bombing an enemy from 40,000 feet…..destruction occurs but you don’t see their faces. And, by 2019, ALL limits are off, and every American can become the target of the carpet bombing.

The bad news is that through this legislation authored by Obama-Pelosi-Reid, every American is facing more than one bomber. Through the hidden health care portion of The Stimulus Bill we are facing a squadron of bombers: The Federal Coordinating Council of Comparative Effectiveness Research, The National Coordinator of Health Information Technology Office, and The Medicare Commission in The Health Care Bill.. Their mission is to deny and ration care, and, as stated in The Stimulus Bill, “To guide medical decisions at the time and place of care.” Say so long to your privacy, doctor-patient privilege, choice, and control over your health care options and access.

Today it is mammogram screening tests. Tomorrow it will be the rationing and denial of treatment, if Obama-Pelosi-Reid have their way. Every American will become a victim of their rationing boards. Faceless, unaccountable, and unelected, these commissions will control 17% of this country’s GNP, and 100% of your health care options.

So, how is that “Hope” and “Change” looking so far?

Jobs Summit? WTF

The "jobs summit" not only is not a magic bullet, it also is not even a bullet. It is the equivalent of an upper-level seminar on job creation offered by a professor who never created a job.

November 24, 2009

Breakfast anyone?

We all know how hard it can be to decide which cereal to have for breakfast, what with the many dozens of delicious options to choose from. Fret no more mi amigo, with this handy flowchart you’ll no longer have to make those early morning decisions. Now you can spend that time making your “bed-head” sustainable throughout the day or redoing your fauxhawk.

Where was this when I was in college?

Oh wait, Marquette only had a Scottie's and a Burger Chef.

Have you ever been driving around and couldn’t decide where to stop to fill the belly of the beast? Worry no longer my friend. With this simple to follow flowchart you will never have to decide which to listen to, your brain or your stomach. Now you can save those precious braincells for better decisions…like plaid or argyle…or So You Think You Can Dance or NCIS

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Coming tomorrow, the breakfast cereal edition

Lke we didn't know it was faulty?

Congress, Are You All Deaf?

Polls Climbing Against ObamaCare..........

November 23, 2009

Cloward-Piven Strategy

Is this the change we were sold?

The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

If your not sure, google it

November 18, 2009

Unless we do something now to stop Washington, we will enjoy what Canada enjoys...

This came from the blog: "Good Economics, Bad Politics"

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Anyone who follows this humble blog knows that I live in Canada, Toronto to be exact. I will show you how Canada's single payer system works first hand. This picture was taken from my own camera, in Etobicoke at a walk-in clinic just off of Queensway and Park Lawn. Feel free to use this, but source it back to me.

Canadian Health Care, How it works on the Ground

It is illegal to get any medical service without first getting an authorization from your family doctor. Upon arrival into Canada, I was given a list of family doctors who practiced in my area. The list had about 300 doctors on the list. After the name, address and phone number on the list, there was a field for "Receiving New Patients". Out of 300 doctors, there were only about 7 that were receiving new patients. It gets worse. I called the doctors on the list. Every single doctor was full. I was given a referral by another doctor who said, "Call my friend, he is full, but if you tell him I sent you, he will see you."

If you do not have a family doctor you have to go to a walk-in clinic. The picture above is from a walk-in clinic. The doctor who works there is great, but he sometimes has to shut down early because he has reached his quota of patients. Its annoying, but if he goes over the limit, he risks a fine.

Real Life Example

As my son was running a fever and had stomach pains, and we had no family doctor, we decided to take him to the walk-in clinic in the afternoon. That is when I saw his sign on the window. It wasn't really an emergency, but I had no choice but to take him to the emergency room, as I would have had to wait through a long weekend. Well, I wasn't the only one in that situation and the emergency room was full of sick kids, who likely were in the same situation as I was. We arrived at 7:00 PM. My name was called at 5:00AM the next morning. They put us into a room because the nurse says she doesn't like to see people sleeping on the hospital bench. At 7:00 AM the nurse had a look at my son. At 8:00 AM, they conducted tests. At 11:00, they came back to us and said that we could go home and they would have the results in two weeks. Every time that we have been to the Emergency room the wait has been over 8 hours.

It was all free to me, but you either pay in money or you pay in time.

November 16, 2009

An Open Question To Liberals

Here's my question, Feel free to respond:

"Do terrorists captured on a foreign battlefield have US Constitutional rights?"

Careful. If you answer no, then you must concede that Holder's decision to try them in US courts is a completely illegal travesty and has no basis in law or precedent.

If you answer yes, then that begs another question: Exactly where would those rights come from? Hmmm? C'mon, I know you can come up with something. Please cite the appropriate articles of the Constitution you base your answer on. Please cite precedent as well. What's the matter Libs? Cat got your tongue?

Let me make it easy for you. Both Obama and Holder know there is absolutely no legal or historical basis for trying these terrorists in civilian criminal courts. They know that -- but they simply do not care. As astonishing as it may seem, it's nothing more than another feeble attempt to poke a finger in the eye of a man who hasn't been President for almost a year. How petty, foolish and disgusting this is. I cannot think of any single decision by any US President (yes, it's Obama's decision, not Holder's) that is more utterly unconstitutional, harmful to our standing in the world, and destructive to the role of our armed forces than this one.

But then again, you have a chance to prove me wrong, my misguided liberal friends. I await your answer.

Posted by Robert Bryan from Rightward Leaning

Obama Tells Chinese Students (And 2.6 Million Twitter Fans) That He’s Never Used Twitter

It was all a sham.
Obama admitted to a group of Chinese students that he’d never used Twitter today.

He has 2.6 million followers.
ReadWriteWeb reported:

Barack Obama spoke to a group of Chinese students tonight at a town hall in Shanghai. The meeting was streamed live, worldwide on the Whitehouse website and on the Whitehouse’s Facebook page. He was asked a limited number of questions by the audience and one was about Twitter, which has been blocked in China since July.

Got that? The President went to China, was asked about Twitter and it was streamed live on his Facebook page. How the world has changed.

Obama was asked by a student, “Do you know about the great firewall and should we be able to use Twitter?” His reply: “I have never used Twitter but I’m an advocate of technology and not restricting internet access.” (via Breaking News Online)

He’s never used Twitter! Shocking, given that his account with 2.6 million followers has even been “verified” by Twitter headquarters! (Update: As a reader points out in comments below, the Twitter website says that verification is given to accounts representing organizations and public figures, but doesn’t verify who’s actually Tweeting the Twittle.)

The Twitterverse was all atwitter when Obama admitted this today.

November 13, 2009

Teleprompter failure

Salute, pledge, something! Anything! Pretend to be a proud American, creep.

The teleprompter is saluting. Look, it is.

This is quite the contrast from Obama in Russia during the playing of the Russian National Anthem

American flag, nope, Russian flag, yup WTF?