George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New
RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section. It will
quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by day, in
this rapid-fire world of ours. Of course, as in military
a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to be followed
by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge that to
"the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental or
campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission will
be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick",
by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be pro-active.
That's all I promise.
to return to the current Rapid Response list
FRIDAY, October 31,
THURSDAY, October 30,
What are you
to do if you have a heart attack
already received this,
people care about you.
City Medical Center
City , Tennessee )
this and did an in-depth study
on it in our
individuals that discovered this then did
on it, had it published and have had it incorporated into ACLS and CPR
It is very
true and has and does work.
It is called
cardiologist says it's the truth
who gets this sends it to 10 people,
you can bet
that we'll save at least one life.
could save your life!
- - -
it's 6:15 p.m. you're driving home
an usually hard day on the job..
really tired, upset and frustrated.
start experiencing severe pain
chest that starts to radiate out
arm and up into your jaw.
You are only
about five miles from the hospital
you don't know if you'll be
able to make
it that far.
What can you
trained in CPR
but the guy
that taught the course didn't tell
what to do if it happened to yourself.
- - -
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this
article seemed to be in order.
Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who
begins to feel faint,
has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help
themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before
cough, and the cough must be deep
and prolonged, as when producing sputum
from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated
about every two seconds without let up
until help arrives, or until the heart
is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs
and coughing movements squeeze the heart and
keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart
also helps it regain normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can
get to a hospital.
WEDNESDAY, October 29,
WHAT A DISGRACE. IMPEACHMENT, ANYONE?
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case you didn't notice.
Here is what happened on January 1, 2014 :
Medicare tax went from 1.45% to 2.35%
Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%
Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%
Gains tax went from 15% to 28%
tax went from 15% to 39.6%
tax went from 0% to 55%
this fact: These taxes were all passed only with democrat votes, no
voted for these taxes.
taxes were all passed under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
MONDAY and TUESDAY, October 27 and
of that is necessary, but not sufficient. There is one action that the
Church can and should take that would make this easy for us all:
EXCOMMUNICATE ALL "CATHOLICS" WHO DECLARE THAT THEY ARE PRO-ABORTION
AND WHO THEREBY SPREAD SCANDAL. a very serious sin in its own right.
SUNDAY, October 26,
AM I A MIND-READER...OR WHAT?
"Articulate, Arrogant, Asinine".
EBOLA VIRUS INFECTION and protection of Americans
Now comes the latest victim of Political Correctness run amok.
The prime responsibility of our government is to protect its people
from threats near and far. It's responsibility is not to
rehabilitate a continent ravaged by the excesses of former colonial
powers and by the corruption of its own leaders. But that is
exactly what our reckless "leaders" are touting to justify their
refusal to quarantine America from a potential pandemic...an action
successfully taken by some of the African nations themselves.
This is not "panic". It is common sense and basic protocol for
the management of infectious diseases of all kinds.
Then you have a litany of negligent actions and inactions taken by our
own politicized "professionals": on - the - job training and making it
up as they go along, all the while looking over their shoulders for the
approval of their political masters.
"WHERE IS IT WRITTEN..." that
the Governors of several States are to be lauded for their initiatives
in defense of their own citizens. Or can we expect Attorney
General Holder to initiate legal process prohibiting such action "in
order to protect Liberia..."
virus cannot be transmitted airborne?" Viruses are notorious for
mutating to develop new capabilities. Indeed, the more hosts the
virus infects, the more opportunities it has to mutate. And it is
acknowledged by the independent scientific community that a mutation to
airborne capability would be catastrophic indeed.
infected person is not contagious until he or she begins to demonstrate
symptoms". You hope that is true, even if the person involved divulges
21 days, all is clear". Perhaps, so far, hopefully!
We can't "...stop the world". And we can't "get off". But
we can object. We can demand. We can Vote!
"Is anybody there? Does anybody care?"
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, October 24
I'M ANGRY TOO...AT THE MOST FECKLESS PRESIDENT OF THE LAST TWO
THURSDAY, October 23,
Indian Wanting Coffee
An Indian walks into a cafe
with a shotgun in
one hand and pulling a male buffalo with the
other. He says to the waiter:
The waiter says, "Sure Chief. Coming right up."
He gets the Indian a tall mug of
The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the
buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal
> to splatter everywhere and then just walks
The next morning the Indian
returns. He has his shotgun in one
hand, pulling another male buffalo with
the other. He
walks up to the
counter and says to the waiter:
The waiter says, "Whoa,
Tonto! We're still
cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was that all
The Indian smiles and proudly says,
position in United States Congress. Come
in, drink coffee, shoot the
bull, leave mess for others to clean up,
disappear for rest of day."
2014 --- VOTE WISELY!
WEDNESDAY, October 22,
HILLARY CLINTON: TRUE, OR FALSE?
TUESDAY, October 21,
A FEW RANDOM THOUGHTS...AND OPINIONS, OF COURSE:
drunken pumpkins of Keene State University and restoration of mandatory
Draft. See the connection?
Catholic Church, Catholic Marriage...and the epidemic of divorce and
empty churches: could there be a connection? Pope Francis thinks so, I
Government: NOTHING WORKS. But don't panic...just VOTE!
physicians, politics and the Oath of Hippocrates: DO THE RIGHT
THING. Retain your self-respect and the respect of your patients.
Football and Trauma: too much of both.
amassing money: GIVE.
ISIS and the Middle East cauldron. First, read the relevant
sections of Henry Kissinger's new book: "The World".
Fundamentalist Islam is a disease that must be quarantined by any and
all means for the next generation or two - until its own younger and
connected generations burn it out.
SUNDAY and MONDAY, October 19 and
A good explanation for a bad disease.
SATURDAY, October 18,
WANT TO KNOW WHAT I THINK ABOUT THE EBOLA ISSUE? GLAD YOU ASKED.
all, the public should be told THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING
BUT THE TRUTH". We can no longer trust our government regarding
anything. Now there's a reason to "panic"...or rather to become
again, we are being lied to, by lap-dogs and from the highest levels;
patients should be concentrated in a few special centers, like Atlanta,
until others have time and resources to get up to speed.
travelers from affected African countries should be blocked from
need Now a much more rapid "test" than a 21 day quarantine, which even
Dr. Nancy Snyderman of NBC broke.
pets of any patients or contacts should be euthanized. I'm told
that there are over 60 million dogs in this country. CRAZY.
FRIDAY, October 17,
Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly -
we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has
been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was,
since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He
will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
Why the early bird gets the worm;
Life isn't always fair;
and Maybe it was my fault.
Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than
you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in
health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended
from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that
they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could
not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an
Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and
criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar
in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize
that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap,
and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his
wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son,
is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
Know My Rights
Want It Now
Else Is To Blame
many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
THE EXPLANATION OF EVERYTHING: THE NEW BOOK BY A 90
YEAR OLD SAVANT:
"WORLD ORDER" , BY HENRY KISSINGER, Penguin Press, New York, 2014.
This is not hyperbole. I consider myself well read and pretty
knowledgeable about world affairs, among other things. But this
book teaches me a great deal at every turn of the page. If you
want prompt evidence of that, read Chapter 3: "Islamism and the Middle
East: A World in Disorder". Or at least read pages 128,129. The
last sentence is a prediction that we are living now: "If order cannot
be achieved by consensus or imposed by force, it will be wrought at
disastrous and dehumanizing cost, from the experience of chaos".
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, October 15
PERFECT. WHAT HAS BEEN MISSING ALL THIS TIME.
TUESDAY, October 14,
ARTICULATE, ARROGANT, ASININE.
MONDAY, October 13,
WONDERFUL. A "SOCIAL EXPERIMENT" THAT REALLY TEACHES.
THE STATE WITH NO REPUBLICANS
interesting...Note this info. A US State with zero Republicans in
office - - -dac
State of Illinois. Think about this...Some interesting data on the
state of Illinois:
are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working.
pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S.
pensions average 80-90% of their income. Wow! Are Illinois and Chicago
great or what?
sure to read till the end, never heard it explained better. Perhaps the
U.S. should pull out of Chicago?
count: In the last six months, 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago.
221killed in Iraq; AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the
Chicago chain of command:
Barack Hussein Obama.
Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.
leader: Mike Madigan.
Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike).
leadership in Illinois- all Democrats.
you for the combat zone in Chicago.
course, they are all blaming each other - can't blame Republicans,
there aren't any!
school system rated one of the WORST in the U.S. Can't blame
Republicans, there aren’t any!
pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't blame
Republicans, there aren't any!
County (Chicago)sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can't blame
Republicans; there aren't any!
is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he went
to fix Washington politics for us?
Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in prison.
was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is, that's right, also in prison.
Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. who resigned a few months ago, that's
right, is also in prison.
Land of Lincoln, where our governors make our license plates.
you know what?
long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago,
nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the
who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government
take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian."
check this last set of statistics!!
percentage of each past President's cabinet who had worked in the
private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet.....
know what the private business sector is - a real-life business, not a
government job. Here are the percentages: look!!!
helps to explain the incompetence of this administration, only 8% of
them have ever worked in private business!
right! Only eight percent -- the least, by far, of the last 19
these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their
can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most
economic system in world history, stand and talk about business?
never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one?
WHAT A SHAME.
Just one example of what has happened to a large segment of American
Society (but by far not the majority) as a result of the traumas of the
Viet Nam era, the "value neutral" and amoral stance embraced since the
early 1970's by parents and teachers alike, the "sexual revolution"
that has reduced the most intimate human relations to the province of
the farm yard, the "cyber-revolution" which has replaced personal
interaction with a zombie-like addiction to machines, and with a
refusal to know that God is alive and well. "'Vengeance is Mine. I shall repay',
sayeth The Lord".
CIVILIZATION": NOT AN OXYMORON.
SUNDAY, October 12,
OFF THE NPR PRESS: A BREAKTHROUGH FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
No, it's no cure. But it suggests an important quality of life
A researcher at the University of Iowa has discovered that such
patients can feel pleasure - or sadness - when they view or experience
appropriate stimuli...and that the pleasure or sadness lingers with
them long after they have forgotten (as they will) the reason for the
In the study, Alzheimer's patients viewed either a movie like "When
Harry Meets Sally" or "Schindler's List". The appropriate
emotional feelings were stimulated, these lasting long after they had
forgotten the cause. Indeed, feelings of sadness lingered longer
than those of pleasure or joy.
So, don't think or say that it's of no use to visit and to interact
with your friends or relatives who have this dread disease. You
can be a source of joy...or sadness...to them. Be careful; be
positive; and be a force for good.
SATURDAY, October 11,
HEREWITH, THE TRUTH-TELLER DR. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER,
REFLECTING THE IRREPRESSIBLE TRUTH-TELLER VICE PRESIDENT JOE
The difference in the case of Biden is that his truth-telling is always
called a "gaffe".
TO THE WORLD...AND ESPECIALLY TO THE OBAMA
ADMINISTRATION: BE ASHAMED; BE VERY ASHAMED.
FRIDAY, October 10,
Although I sound like a broken
record, having been around the Leftist mind on a nearly daily basis for
nearly 30 years I can say with complete accuracy the following:
the exception of #1 and 2 (and only up to a certain limit, beyond which
their true-believing, religiously zealous connection to their politics
will not allow them to pass), the Leftist mind follows NONE of these
fact, as the list goes on, the odds of this mind behaving as such
DRASTICALLY diminishes. And, considering the fact that practicing
these seven behaviors can be difficult to maintain over time, it is no
wonder that our country is in the political, educational, economic, and
cultural position it has been for the last few decades.
free to post every word of this on your RR.
THURSDAY, October 9,
STUPIDO. STUPIDO. STUPIDO.
Another example of the totalitarianism of the Left.
LET'S TALK ABOUT "BEING CONNECTED"...AND ABOUT SUICIDES.
As I have said and written for a long time, this "connected" generation
is the most disconnected in history. Twitter, Face-Book, "social
media", etc. have succeeded in effectively isolating younger people
from personal, face-to-face contacts and capabilities. Face - to
- face, they don't know what to do. No skills in direct
inter-personal relationships and interactions. Sad to see.
And, as I have predicted - but coming faster than I thought - suicides
born of loneliness and isolation are higher than ever and
increasing. People need people, not gadgets. And these
gadgets and "APs" are simply feeding on their already learned
What to do? Use your gadgets to keep in touch with news, not with
people. Get off all the anonymous "social media"...in truth
highly anti-social. Put a smile on your face and say "HELLO" to
someone...anyone...directly and person-to-person. See what happens, to
that person and to you. "The life you save may be your own".
LET'S TALK ABOUT "LOYALTY".
Here the dictionary is not of much help: "Faithfulness to a
cause"...etc. But to what cause? To whom? "Aye, there's the
rub." For, as espoused and practiced in government and in the
business world, it becomes the last refuge of fools and knaves.
Now we keep hearing of the lack of "loyalty" of such notables as Leon
Panetta, Robert Gates and even Hillary Clinton. What we should be
talking about is the misplaced and stupid "loyalty" exemplified by
former President George W. Bush with reference to that lethal failure
How about loyalty to THE TRUTH, to one's responsibilities, and to the
public at large? Does that come with a personal price? You
bet! But it is a price that we should all be ready and willing to
pay to retain our personal integrity. And "whistleblower" should
not be a pejorative term, as it is now made to be.
Of the three "truth-tellers" mentioned above, Robert Gates gets the
As for myself, I was so traumatized when my first umbilical cord
was cut that I never tied myself to another one.
THE NEW LONDON MARITIME SOCIETY: SERVING THE PUBLIC, OUR HISTORY AND
Recently we completed a Trifecta: We now own, as stewards of the
Public, New London Harbor Lighthouse, Race Rock Lighthouse and Ledge
Lighthouse. COME ON DOWN!
MONDAY through WEDNESDAY, October
6 through 8,
HUMAN NATURE NEVER CHANGES AND HAS NEVER CHANGED SINCE THE BEGINNING.
The only thing that has changed is our ability to learn what is going
on everywhere with light speed. We all could have been better off
without that capability.
SUNDAY, October 5,
THIS STATEMENT IS RIGHT ON POINT. TO SCHLOCK "SCIENTISTS"
EVERYWHERE: HAVE YOU NO SHAME?
"THE COMING WORLD ECONOMIC COLLAPSE": EVEN I CAN
SATURDAY, October 4,
SOUNDS RIGHT TO ME.
FRIDAY, October 3,
Movie Review: "This
is Where I Leave You"
The perfect title
for this movie. It took me 30 minutes to act out the sentiment.
acting...or was it simply these actors acting out their own lives? Hard
to say these days, given the epidemic of personal and societal
dysfunction. Besides, two of the main thespians were Jane Fonda's
THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE AND POTUS HIMSELF:
This clearly comes under the category of RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT.
What again are the criteria for bringing Articles of Impeachment?
THURSDAY, October 2,
SO I HAVEN'T BEEN IMAGINING IT: TWO GENERATIONS:
HORSE'S ASS, AND SON OF HORSE'S ASS."
ALL "TRUE, TRUE AND RELATED". I RESIGNED FROM THE AMA IN THE LATE
1980'S - IN DISGUST.
WEDNESDAY, October 1,
WASHINGTON DC: NOTHING WORKS!
The examples supporting this cry for help are too numerous to count -
if anyone in this populace is turning away from taking "selfies" long
enough to pay attention. Just two will suffice.
Domestically, the Secret Service has become a dangerous farce.
Globally, our "foreign policy" has been substituted in this
administration by "NIMBY".
If there ever was a time to "THROW THE BUMS OUT", this is the
time. Since we can't throw them all out in November, we can at
least change the balance of political power by voting in a Republican
Senate and maintaining a Republican House of Representatives. I
would say this if it were the Republicans that needed throwing out to
achieve the change.
For God's Sake, and for the sake of this nation, get out the vote, get
out and vote, and WAKE UP!
THE NATURE OF ISLAM: PAST AND PRESENT...BUT NOT
FUTURE in our connected
POPE FRANCIS MAKES A REQUEST
not for what you have lost, fight for what you have.
not for what is dead, fight for what was born in you.
not for the one who abandoned you, fight for who is with you.
not for those who hate you, fight for those who want you.
not for your past, fight for your present struggle.
not for your suffering, fight for your happiness.
things that are happening to us, we begin to learn that nothing is
impossible to solve, just move forward.
HOLY FATHER MAKES A REQUEST FOR PRAYERS THAT GOD PROTECTS HIM AND GIVES
HIM FORCES TO MEET THIS DIFFICULT TASK ... SO BE IT!!
goal is to reach ten million Hail Mary's for Pope Francis.
campaign started today. Send this message to all Catholic friends or
even to those who like him
pray for the Holy Father that the heavenly Mother intercedes for him
and protects him in his ministry:
Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among
women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of
God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
THIS IS SPECIAL.
Change Your Thinking
will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking..
men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.
man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help
drain the fluid from his lungs.
bed was next to the room's only window.
other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
men talked for hours on end.
spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their
involvement in the military service,
they had been on vacation..
afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would
pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see
outside the window.
man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his
world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of
the world outside.
window overlooked a park with a lovely lake Ducks and swans played on
the water while children sailed their model boats.
lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view
of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.
the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man
on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this
warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.
the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind's
eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.
weeks and months passed.
morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to
find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died
peacefully in his sleep.
was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.
soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved
next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after
making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at
the real world outside.
strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.
faced a blank wall..
man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who
had described such wonderful things outside this window.
nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.
said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'
is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own
grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.
you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money
is a gift, that is why it is called The Present .'
PRESIDENT OBAMA AND "EXCELLENT": two words never before seen in in the
same remark in this section.
Steve Croft's extended interview on "60 Minutes" with President Obama,
Sept 28, was an excellent job of substance, notwithstanding what may
have been left on the cutting room floor. No teleprompter (that
we could see), no excessive deference to "the most powerful man on
earth"...and very good questions and answers. Does this mean that
Barack Obama is actually educable, at least insofar as "world order" is
concerned. And/ or did he receive an advance copy of "World
Order" written by the world's most experienced living statesman: Henry
Kissinger? Stay tuned.
A Hong Kong movie theater asks its patrons to leave their cellphones ON
when they enter the movie.
Using that, Volkswagen made an eye opening ad...
More than 1.5 million views in 3 days!
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