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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Breast Cancer Screening - A Truth or a Ploy?

First thing I thought when I heard this new report was "wow... it's started already". This is just in time for the national health care Obama's administration is pushing on us and how better to show health care costs have decreased than to recommend that women don't get a mammogram for an additional 10 years and then only every other year after that. 

Lets see... that's about $125 a year x 9 years which comes out to $1,125 not spent between 40-49 years of age. Then at age 50 they recommend every other year instead of yearly after that which is about $1125 for those 18 years (50-69). So instead of spending $3,750 per woman, it would be about $1,250 with a supposed savings of $2,500 per woman.

I'm so glad that Obama's new national health care takes my health and welfare into account. Obama cares little for Americans and apparently even less for American women. This government task force and Obama will hold the blame for the women who die because they waited until the age of 50 rather than 40 to be screened. There are several documented cases where women were able to find, fight and defeat breast cancer due to early detection either through self examination or mammography. 

So let me ask you this... is it worth the supposed $2,500 in health care savings if a woman loses her life do a lack of early detection? I was under the impression that every life is priceless.

New Breast Cancer Guidelines

For years, doctors basically advised adult women to receive regular mammograms. Simple logic. Identify a problem early, cure it early.

Now a task force has contradicted the American Cancer Society's guidelines that women get a base mammogram by the age of 40, and perhaps earlier for women whose family history of cancer elevates their cancer risk. The task force wants women to start getting mammograms at the age of 50 and repeating the test every two years.
Breast Cancer Screening: The Wrong Message

According to the data USPSTF collected, screening reduces the breast cancer death rate by 15%. In other words, one cancer death is prevented for every 1,904 women aged 40 to 49 who are screened for 10 years. This might not sound like much on paper, but what if you're that one woman whose life is spared? What if that one woman is your wife, your mother or your daughter?

Obama's Breast Cancer Panel is a true 'Death Panel' for American women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released recommendations yesterday that completely change the way women will be treated for breast cancer prevention.  Their recommendations are as follows:  The USPSTF panel…
“..recommends against routine screening mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years. The decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the age of 50 years should be an individual one and take patient context into account, including the patient's values regarding specific benefits and harms.”

Women of all ages get breast cancer.  Ask any woman you know and they are sure to say that the benefits of getting ‘too many mammograms’ over the years far, far outweigh the risks of getting breast cancer.  The recommendations by this panel are for primary care physicians across the country.  These recommendations will also be taken into account by the insurance industry.  When a government agency tells the insurance industry it is no longer recommending people get particular services, odds are many companies will jump on the bandwagon and only provide them according to the government recommendations, including any government run insurance.

Even the American Cancer Society has come out against this report:
“The USPSTF says that screening 1,339 women in their 50s to save one life makes screening worthwhile in that age group. Yet USPSTF also says screening 1,904 women ages 40 to 49 in order to save one life is not worthwhile. The American Cancer Society feels that in both cases, the lifesaving benefits of screening outweigh any potential harms. Surveys of women show that they are aware of these limitations, and also place high value on detecting breast cancer early."

Why has this recommendation come about now?  Could it have anything to do with the public option that is now on the table and this is a pre-cursor to the rationing that will most definitely ensue as a result of that public option?  Why would this panel make these recommendations now after so many years?  If you take a look at who the panel is made up of you will see not one breast cancer expert and interestingly these recommendations are very similar to the guidelines that are currently in place in Canada.  Obama owns this report.  These recommendations are coming under HIS Administration.  Obama’s Breast Cancer Panel is truly a ‘Death Panel’ for American women.

Additional Video: Breast Cancer Survivors 'Outraged' By New Study

Yes... I am a little upset at this. To drill into our brains for years and years that we need mammograms at the age of 40 and then just "take it back" in one report... it's complete stupidity. The problem with this is that insurance companies will make their guidelines match those of this report. What does that mean for women in America? Well, that means if they want a mammogram at the age of 48 and they aren't considered high-risk, they are out of luck when it comes to insurance coverage. What will that in turn mean? Many of them won't get it done because the government has grabbed us from behind once more and screwed the average American by taking more and more of her hard earned money that she CAN'T AFFORD TO GET A MAMMOGRAM! And when she dies from breast cancer that will be one less person on Social Security. Hmmm... can you smell that... that's government health care?

Sarah Palin on Newsweek - They Are Sexist (shocking, I know)

Sarah Palin on Newsweek

The choice of photo for the cover of this week's Newsweek is unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this "news" magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner's World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness - a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation. The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention - even if out of context.

- Sarah Palin

Here's the thing... this picture does not even make me wonder how to "solve a problem like Sarah". It tells me she's fit and takes care of herself rather than sitting around eating crap all day and getting fat on politics the way so many others do. And how this picture shows she's "bad news for everyone" is also missed on me. Newsweek is sitting squarely on one side of the fence and the look naked when they're stupid.

Other delicious Newsweek Covers...

So... why on Earth do you suppose Newsweek has to come out and proclaim that Joe is no joke? One should never have to say that about someone... to defend them against the obvious. He is a joke and he's not the most common sense kind of guy they are trying to say he is. He opens his mouth and a whole shoe store falls out. 

And this one... this one just takes the cake. Is your baby racist? Are you kidding me??

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mr. Obama's War?

So... do we hope 2012 gets here quickly or do we hope some miracle will happen between now and then? Although, I can't clearly think of a miracle that can stop this administration other than millions of Americans finally getting together and letting our government know that WE... not them... run this country!

Mr. Obama's War
And why -- now almost ninety days since Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s report requesting a new strategy and troop reinforcements for Afghanistan -- has his “3 a.m. phone call” to the White House not been answered?

The answer is as clear as it is dangerous:  our president’s war plans are rooted in his -- and his administration’s -- naivet√© and political correctness.

About five weeks ago, I wrote that President Obama was stalling on Afghanistan because he didn’t want to commit to the long fight and the number of troops that Gen. McChrystal’s counterinsurgency strategy requires. Since then, leaks and trial balloons launched by the White House evidence support that precise judgment.

If we can win a counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan -- which I doubt, because we are fighting the enemy’s proxies, not the enemies themselves -- we would be fighting on Afghan soil not for years but decades. It would require an open-ended commitment which Obama will never make.

Obama will decide -- eventually -- on a “McChrystal Lite” strategy that will create the greatest danger to our troops while accomplishing the least.  And there will be an exit strategy announced to cover the president’s rear in the 2012 election.

There is no worse, no more immoral strategy than to commit too little, to resolve on irresolution which will cost the most American lives while accomplishing nothing that lasts past the moment we withdraw and -- at the same time -- leaves the nations that sponsor terrorism untouched.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Do Not Let Them Divide Us!

atch this video... it's awesome!

NATIONALGUARD.com | At This Moment

This is an awesome video!! Please watch!

I just returned from Fort Knox where my son graduated from Basic Training and AIT. I can barely describe the feeling of honor being in the presence of my own son... the pride in how far he's come from being 18 months old to 18 years old. It's so intense watching the ceremony... so simple and yet so meaningful. I could see it in the eyes of every the soldiers there... those that were not called soldiers until they got to that moment when they had achieved more than 99% of Americans will never achieve. They are all soldiers now and they will go on to whatever awaits them.

What he was told while he was there in training and what we as civilians are only getting a mere glance at is how horrible Afghanistan really is. Our president is sending our soldiers into a battle ground unfamiliar to us... into hell and into a place where we are murdered. We were winning before this… we were actually getting somewhere. Now we’re just dying and our enemies are taking full advantage of the inexperience of our Commander in Chief… the man who is supposed to know more than our troops, our generals. He knows nothing of battle but he surely knows how to stand on a podium and “grieve” for those who have fallen. No wait… he doesn’t really know how to do that either but he sure as hell knows how to give shout outs. 

I am disappointed in our president. Granted, I wasn’t thrilled with everything George Bush did but he did know something of war and peace and how to lead. Obama knows nothing of war other than the internal one he feels when someone picks on him. He’s “in it” for himself and not for his country. At least he certainly hasn’t done anything to persuade me differently. 

My son knows more about battle and tactics now after 4 months of intense training than our president will ever know… a man who has never done anything remotely as difficult. When your soldiers know more than the commander… that’s scary and quite frankly, a little dangerous and unnerving.

I foresee horrible events to come… events in Afghanistan and events here in America. No… I am not psychic… I have common sense. What good can come from our soldiers being on a battle ground where death is eminent and what good can come from living a country where our leader hates us? Oh I know what some would say… I’m being over the top and dramatic because surely Obama doesn’t actually HATE us. It’s the only word that best fits other than selfishness and self-serving… which he is. And I must tell you that if you are selfish and self-serving AND you hold a lofty position in ANY society… eventually your thoughts will turn to hate against those who do not wish you to be the ruler you see yourself as. He does not wish to just be the president, he wishes to be the ruler of America… to dictate what we will and will not do… to enslave. 

What Obama and his administration are clearly trying to do is creating hate across America. Why? To divide us… to pull us apart in the most vulnerable areas in order to weaken us and take our liberties away. To cause chaos and frustrations… to create doubt and suspicions… to tear families and communities apart in order to sneak in and create allegiances to them. He certainly is causing anger but his goal of pulling us apart is one we all must prevent. We must be united and find those who have similar beliefs and stand up to those who don’t. 

Oh, I don’t mean fight those who think differently… I mean simply state what you believe and let it go. One of their tactics is to make a person feel that their thoughts and beliefs are something to be ashamed of… something to be embarrassed and afraid of (and we know this based on Obama’s instructions to his followers to get in the faces of those who think differently… to intimidate). I am not ashamed or embarrassed or afraid… I am stronger now than I was two years ago. I know who I am and I demand that my government leave me the hell alone and stop trying to tell me what I can and cannot do.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hasan the Terrorist on American Soil

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The fact a 13 year old boy can see that this man is a terrorist in America really shows how the innocent can see "what is what" often better than adults and far better than politicians. The boy I'm speaking of is a very caring child who is taught things in school, brings them home to us and we just stand there with our mouths open wondering why this crap is being crammed into his brain. Thing is... he's very caring... fairness and tolerance is something he seems naturally drawn to (as many young people are). We are taught as children to be fair... hell, we teach our children to be fair.

The government takes advantage of our teachings of fairness and twists it around into something unrecognizable to us. Fair does not necessarily mean equal… and equal does not always pertain to individuality. We teach that our children should be fair in that they don’t bully or hurt others in an attempt to pedestal themselves. We teach our children to share their toys when a friend comes to visit… but they don’t have to give them to the kid as he walks out the door.

Equality does not mean everyone has the same items in their homes. Equality does mean that my general rights as an American are the same as the guy down the street or the woman on the other side of the country. No, that doesn’t mean she gets to have half of my comic book collection just because she didn’t bother to get some one her own. No, that doesn’t mean I have to live in a smaller house just because she lives in a slum apartment. Not my fault… nothing in my life has dictates how her life goes … NOR SHOULD IT.

A terrorist killed American soldiers and guess what… he only proved that we SHOULD look to those who are obviously inclined to be against Americans and against American values. They say “be tolerant… be giving… don’t assume that a certain class of person will act or think a certain way… be forgiving… don’t let a person’s heritage cloud your judgment”.

And yet here we are… clouded, jaded and saying “I told you so”… and apparently, justifiably so. 

And a few more links to give insight! I appreciate all of those who go out of their way to research and make sure what they post is as accurate as possible. It's so hard to know what is what these days with people posting and making stuff up. This blog is full of MY opinions... my opinions of fact (or supposed fact). :o)

Right is Right: Emails to Al Qaeda And Obama doesn't care. Why should he. Remember he was raised a Muslim. Then for 20 years he attended the Rev. Wright's church to hear more hatred being spewed about our country. He only quit Wright's church because the political heat was starting to coming down on him. Since the democrats just passed that hate crimes bill I wonder if we American are now a protected species. This animal that just killed and wounded Americans at Ft. Hood, did it out of hatred. Muslims who think like this killer, and the Rev. Wright who preaches hatred should all be locked up. I just can't let this go. Obama's actions are like a huge slap in the face to our military and a powerful signal that he has no interest in protecting us.

Another Black Conservative: US Aware That Hasan Tried To Contact Al Qaeda: "Now here is the big question, is the reason why the CIA did not share this information with the Army a result of the Justice Department looking for heads at the CIA?
It also turns out that Hasan had contact with a radical mosque in Virgina and the mosque leader, Anwar al Awlaki had much praise for Hasan's actions:"

David Drake: Obama Failed To Connect The Dots On Hasan's Fort Hood Terrorist Attack More and more information is coming out each day that Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Malik Hasan (pictured above) had ties to terrorism and al-Qaida, and his Radicalized Islamic religious beliefs were noted but intentionally overlooked or, perhaps, not acted upon because the uber-Liberalism of political correctness that is so pervasive in the U.S. Military at the behest and insistence of Liberals.Of course, this can only mean one thing: Dear Leader His Excellency Barack Hussein Obama, Junior failed to connect the dots.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Major Malik Nadal Hasan... Kills 12 and Manages to Remain Alive

Such a horrendous event... to all those who have lost their loved ones... my heart goes out to you.

6:50pm mtn time

Sources Identify Major as Gunman in Deadly Shooting Rampage at Fort Hood

Authorities have not identified the gunman publicly, but official sources have named Major Malik Nadal Hasan, a psychiatrist who reportedly didn't believe in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and wanted out of the military before he was set to be deployed overseas.

I suppose THIS event in Hasan's now "finished" life is far better than being deployed. Take 11 lives... destroy the dreams of those lives you've taken and utterly demolish the families of those who are now dead. Not only that... being dead himself much be far better than the alternative of being deployed and coming home again to his own family. 

And this poor, poor man was apparently a victim of harassment per his cousin. So freaking what!!! He didn't feel we should be in Iraq and Afghanistan and instead of going... he killed 11 fellow soldiers and possibly killed particular ones not just firing randomly. His cousin claims he was a good American... really? If that were ever true, it isn't now. He ruined his name, his life and the lives of the families who have now lost loved ones for NO REASON AT ALL! 

7:07pm mtn time

Still waiting for a press conference however the news claims there may have been another victim to pass away which would bring the deaths to 12 (not including the gunman because I don't feel the need to include his life as a loss). 

When I heard the news today, I was at work and my stomach dropped when I learned this had happened on a military base where there are so many trained men and women who are working to protect American lives. On a personal note... I lost my breath momentarily because in just a week I fly out to another military base where my son is in AIT. He graduates next week and I'm very excited to see him again. I pause, however after hearing about the lives lost in Fort Hood. I celebrate my son's achievement and grieve for those who have lost their sons and daughters who have done so much to make it so my son could do what he is setting out to do. 

Well, well... Mr. Hasan is NOT dead. So now what will happen to him? How many will come forward to his defense and claim it isn't his fault he feels what he feels and that HE'S the victim! 

... maybe I'm jaded. 

The soldiers on base do not carry weapons but have armed guards. They will increase those guards as a matter of community security. All because some mass murderer decided his life was far more important than the lives of 12 others. Lots of people are unhappy about Iraq and Afghanistan... but they don't shoot their fellow Americans.

I'm going to scream if people blame the military for this man's actions.  

Just thought I would mention this... the young 13 year old son living in my house said the following after I told him what this "less than human being" did. 

"He's a terrorist... here in America". 

Ya... he is a terrorist. People think a terrorist has to be a certain type of person... a terrorist is someone who searches out others because of who they are and then kill or attempt to kill them in order to cause chaos and disorder. At least that's my definition. This man searched out certain people, killed them for his own purposes and will now claim it's because he was picked on. Disgusting.


David Drake: Fort Hood Shootings, More Deaths For Which Obama Is Fully Responsible

The Right Guy: Oh No, Not Again

Gateway Pundit: Muslim leader speaks on Fort Hood Massacre: Blames attack on resentment of US Government and nothing to do with Islam; Update: Shooter Glorified Suicide Bombings

Disgusting; After Dithering For 2 Minutes Obama Finally Gets Around to Discussing Ft. Hood Massacre (Video)


Obama: "My immediate thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and with the families of the fallen."

Well, that explains why BO came on TV 2 1/2 hours after the shooting and then didn't mention Fort Hood until 2 minutes into his little speech about "the conference" and making sure he gave a "shout out" to someone of no significance at this particular time. Jerk!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

H1N1... Deceit, Treachery and Murder!!

Just a quick rant... we've all heard about H1N1 (aka Swine Flu). I have subjected myself to getting the regular seasonal flu for the last four years at my place of work. The reason I did it the first year was because I was the only person earning money to take care of my son. I figured it was best to get it as I was also living in a new area... it seemed logical. After that I just got it because it was available and I figured I didn't get sick the previous years, so why not. 

This year we were supposed to have it available but have been told that we probably won't because there aren't enough companies making the REGULAR flu vaccine. They're too damn busy making the H1N1 vaccine and ignoring making the shot most of us want and/or need. I am not in a high risk category for the H1N1 so I certainly don't want the stupid shot... but I WAS planning on getting the regular one. Alas, I will get none and just keep myself healthy, eat my vitamin C and lots of grapefruits. Oh… and lots and lots of red meat (that’s for you Al Baby!).

So my question now is... how long before people start dropping like flies when they catch one of the three TOP flus this year (not H1N1) because they had to settle (and I do mean settle) for the F’ing Swine Flu shot!!! 

I just happen to think it’s stupid to focus on one strain that is just as dangerous (or even less dangerous) than all the other strains. People die from the flu every year and making everyone panic over something unnecessarily tells me one thing. Those in charge (aka Obama) are using this to make themselves into heroes they can never honestly be without deceit, treachery and, dare I say, MURDER! I had to through that last word in there… it makes this post more dramatic. 


What happens when two pigs mate that have the swine flu? 


President Obama You're Not My Mama

Monday, November 2, 2009

Code Pink's Lovely Ladies

Ah, the lovely ladies at Code Pink. So many cult activities... so little time. And the most lovely of them all, Jodie "puke on our country" Evans, has decided that we ("we" meaning all of those individuals who actually fall for her saliva filled crap) should conduct citizen's arrests of the Bush administration... including former president George W. Bush (oh... and his wife Laura... thus the calendar below).

It's refreshing that lovely Jodie (cough) is keeping a calendar for people to use in order to kidnap American citizens. It's also so very cool that we can DONATE money to their cult in order to receive a "gift" of their brainwashing cards. And it's even more special that they provide a special "how to arrest a war criminal" guide. I'm hopeful some lunatic will take these lovely pink pukes at face value and go through with their suggestions... won't it be nice to see them behind bars.

From Code Pink's Site:
With your $10 donation you will receive a gift of our newest War Criminals playing cards--we hope the cards educate you and inspire you to grab a set of pink handcuffs and go make a citizen's arrest, yourself. Our "how-to-arrest-a-war-criminal" guide is included!

This post was inspired by David Drake: Jodie Evans of Code Pink Advocates Kidnapping of George W. and Laura Bush... a lovely written post that is polite, considerate and sensitive in the extreme. Oh wait... I'm sorry... I was thinking of someone else. I will refrain from using some of the lovely words he uses to describe the lovely ladies.

Another article: Jodie Evans Calls for Kidnapping of George and Laura Bush. I'm quite certain that Code Pink will stand up and shout that they are not advocating kidnapping... but making a citizens arrest when the law does not back you up is the same as kidnapping, don't cha know.
May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~