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
"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
That's all I promise.
HAPPY EASTER...NOW FROM A VERY HUMAN PERSPECTIVE. Two articles in today's news draw attention to Life as it is today, after over 2,000 years of Jesus. One
is about the words of Pope Francis, laced with sadness, caution and
also Hope and directed to peoples' Humanity and Free Will. The other
is an interview with David McCullough, arguably our time's greatest
historian, emphasizing the lessons of History over "politics". But the word "politics", from the Greek "politos", means "people". And
the author and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson made a very telling
statement: "There is properly no History. There is only Biography". The message here in considering the mean, craven and God-less times we now live in: We are not "victims", bound by History and powerless before the Future. We
are persons "created in the image and likeness of God" and endowed with
Free Will. What we do is what we choose to do; and the Outcome is Our
Responsibility, and ours alone. So: STOP WHINING, STOP WAITING...AND MAKE GOOD HAPPEN. Create your own resurrection from the tomb in which we now find ourselves. The Lord's own Resurrection has shown us that it can be done. And ALWAYS HOPE.
THE "MARCH MADNESS" GAME OFFERED ON SUNDAY EVENING, BETWEEN KANSAS AND DUKE, WAS MUCH THE BETTER TV FARE. But that was followed by an opportunity for all of us to witness pornography. Whether "Stormy Daniels" was telling the truth - on this occasion - I can't tell. Regarding
the alleged encounter with Donald Trump many years ago: she was clearly
ready; and he engaged in a sordid and despicable act as a married man.
What I do not believe is the alleged "threat", right out of "The
Godfather". What I know is the medical truism taught in first year medical school: "Pis and Pus Must Come Out." So
let's wait. And meanwhile, let's remember the sordid actions of three
other married men - who were all Presidents of the United States at
those times: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Kennedy and William
Clinton. And: in The Law, there is a term and Motion called a Demurrer. Put simply, it says: "SO WHAT?" This has Nothing to do with now - President Trump's term(s) in office. "Can You Hear Me Now?"
"What The World
Needs Now Is..." FUN, FUN, FUN.
Read the book.
"REALITY IS THAT WHICH,
WHEN YOU STOP BELIEVING IN IT, DOESN'T GO AWAY".
With this quotation, Professor of Law Amy L.Wax begins an Excellent
"THE UNIVERSITY OF DENIAL" (WSJ March 23, 2018, Opinion, pA17).
This should be read in context with my earlier Rapid Response offering
of March 21, RR#5.
packed with facts supporting the reality she diagnoses, her conclusion
- and mine over many years - is a grave risk facing all of us today.
belief that political force determines objective reality has
characterized totalitarian regimes worldwide and throughout history -
regimes that are responsible for untold amounts of human misery. That
mindset is dangerously inconsistent with the kind of free society
Americans have painstakingly built and defended over many centuries, at
the cost of blood and treasure. Perhaps we no longer want such a
society. But we relinquish it at our peril."
IDIOCY. SO LITTLE TIME TO RESPOND.
But I'll keep responding, with the help of current news articles.
1) "District Arms Teachers with Rocks In Case Of School Shooter".
Right out of Blue Mountain School District in Pennsylvania.
I kid you not!
"Don't Reward An Author Of Torture", (by Eugene Robinson, in Washington
Post),referring to the nomination of CIA veteran Gina Haspel for CIA
Waterboarding, if monitoring the blood O2
saturation, is not "torture" if used under extreme necessity - as was
the case in the world following 9/11.
3) "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental
Health Experts Assess A President".
the "Goldwater Rule": an amendment to the American Psychiatric
Association rules barring a member from offering a professional opinion
about a person he or she has never examined.
4) The breathless and hyperbolic Editorial in the NYTimes (March 24,
2018) entitled "John Bolton Really Is That Dangerous".
I have been waiting for him, a 30 year veteran of service in the
highest levels of government and in the world AS IT IS, to be
brought into this Administration for the last year. As a sample of his
spot-on insights, see the article in the same edition of The Times, by
"John Bolton Is Right About The U.N."
an old saying: "Don't argue with an idiot. People may not see the
difference". But I must take that risk...since the Idiots are taking
over the asylum.
NEWSMAX: ANOTHER SOURCE OF INFORMATION.
"We report. You decide".
But whatever you decide, CROSS-READ FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES.
It's a cacophony out there.
HERE ARE TWO MEDICAL, NON-POLITICAL ARTICLES,
one from 100 years ago and one from today.
Influenza Epidemic - A Hundred Years Ago" (see p. 187-188),
by a medical student pressed into duty during that fateful year.
Primary Care" (see p. 189-190), by a physician 40 years in
practice and trying to hang on.
Both of these stories have important implications for you, the patient.
GREAT! JOHN BOLTON AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR.
I can see all of the delusional snow-flakes melting now.
Just Plain FUN!!
We need more of that.
The "social media" and their feckless followers are the snake oil
sellers and their customers of the last few decades. WAKE UP!
I think so. And I think that will become obvious in this year's
prediction: Republicans and pro-Trump voters (not necessarily the same)
will expand the Republican hold on Congress...House and Senate.
THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE, FOLKS.
The Totalitarian Leftists have taken a vital lesson from every despotic
regime that has ever existed: control information and produce
Since the Internet has destroyed the "expectation of Privacy", all of
its major users should be charged legally with an "expectation of
TO PARAPHRASE: "CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?"...
or do you care?
Two current articles expose the actual FACTS about two current
controversies in brutal detail.
1) About "Affirmative Action", and about the Collapse of liberal
Penn Law School Mob Scores A Victory", by Heather Mac Donald,
in WSJ March 19, 2018, Opinion, pA17.
2) "The Politicization
Of The FBI", by Joseph E. DiGenova, in Imprimis
(Hillsdale.Edu), February, 2018, Vol. 47, Number 2.
you don't "see the light" or...much worse, if you don't read and study
these articles, look in the mirror and see what's left of your
A Terrific Poem
He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Veteran died today.
He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Veteran died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a Veteran
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?
The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.
While the ordinary Veteran,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand?
Or would you want a Veteran
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Veteran,
Who would fight until the end.
He was just a common Veteran,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Veteran's part,
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage
At the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A VETERAN DIED TODAY."
KEEPING UP WITH THESE BASTARDS COULD BE A FULL-TIME JOB.
Get this new "book of revelations" by Peter Schweitzer:
"SECRET EMPIRES: HOW THE AMERICAN POLITICAL CLASS HIDES CORRUPTION AND
ENRICHES FAMILY AND FRIENDS".
Now calm down...
In their infinite wisdom,
the United States’ founders created the Electoral College to ensure the
STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated
areas speak for the whole of the nation?
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the
Internet. It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the
Electoral College makes sense.
Do share this. It needs to be widely known and understood.
There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.
There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16.
Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan,
Richmond & Queens)
Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton
won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)
Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton
winning the popular vote of the entire country.
These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States comprises 3,797,000 square miles.
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles
of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of
those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of
a national election.
Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) DO
NOT and SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country!
But that’s where the majority of our nation’s problems foment.
Dennis Prager is 100% correct when he says "the left destroys
everything it touches". The sciences, including pediatrics,
are not immune to their relentlessly irrational onslaught.
Thank God I wasn't born later than I was.
NOW HEAR THIS.
Judicial Watch is an excellent source of Real News, issue by issue.
Here is an example.
Greeting: "TOP 'O THE MORNIN' TO YE".
Reply: "AN' THE REST OF THE DAY TO YOU".
His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while
trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming
from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.
There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming
and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what
could have been a slow and terrifying death
The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse
surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced
himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
'I want to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.'
'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer
replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came
to the door of the family hovel.
'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked.
'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly.
'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education
my own son will enjoy If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no
doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.' And that he did.
Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time,
graduated from St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on
to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander
Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was
stricken with pneumonia.
What saved his life this time? Penicillin.
The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill . His son's name?
Sir Winston Churchill.
Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
It's National Friendship Week Send this to everyone you consider A
Pass this on, and brighten some ones day.
AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH:
I hope it works...
May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
...and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're
"THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY" HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WITH US.
But check out some of these stories for unadulterated EVIL.
Wall Street Journal "Review",
well worth the price of admission even if you only read that Saturday
edition of WSJ.
Where else can one find three articles of the caliber of those in the
March 17-18 edition.
Review: An Artist in Iron", by Richard Rhodes, pC5.
Isn’t the Problem—We Are" by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, pC1.
• "WHY HISTORY GOES IN CIRCLES - The Past
Resembles The Future More Than One Drop Of Water Resembles Another...",
(Ibn Khaldun, 14th century), by Eric Ormsby, pC7.
From those readings comes one truth: Nothing is new under the Sun.
So, let's relax - and fight for what we believe in as our forefathers
had to do - without disabling emotion.
"CHINESE CURSE: MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES."
"ON THE OTHER HAND..."
Having just offered several articles from the WSJ Review of March
17-18, 2018, I now offer one article from the NYTimes Sunday Review of
March 18. As usual, most of the other articles and editorials in this
weekly section continue to be fevered Jeremiads against President
("'Tis a tale as told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying
But this one is very good: factual, sensitive, even sympathetic:
Francis Is Beloved. His Papacy Might Be a Disaster", by Ross
Douthat, (SR p.1).
The Roman Catholic Church has been interesting and relevant to the
world for over 2,000 years, for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. So,
This, and the even more serious prosecutorial misconduct, must be
If the police officer or prosecutor has lied, but the target of the
lies is not falsely convicted, he should lose his job and any pension.
If the target is falsely convicted and serves time and/or financial
penalty, the officer or prosecutor should be made to serve the same
WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT AN ARTICLE ENTITLED:
"A Debate Over How Government Should Identify Our Ethnicity" (by Jake
Kara, ctmirror.org, March 14, 2018)
Because this seems to be another attempt to fracture the melting pot of
peoples that has been the greatest strength of America into a divergent
collection of different racial and ethnic groups all vying against each
other for advantage.
This of course would be entirely consistent with Leftist Democratic
despotic efforts to "divide and conquer". But such efforts must be
defeated. And, as the article clearly points out, most "ethnic"
individuals and groups want no part of that.
The following is the substance of "a sign supporting S.B.359, which
would prohibit breaking student data down into more detailed race and
SEE ME JUST AS AN AMERICAN KID
BORN HERE. RAISED HERE
THE ONLY MOTHERLAND I KNEW
WE ARE ALL AMERICANS."
Did you see the video that a person made of his travels one day around
Washington, D.C. armed only with two phones which were NOT connected to
the Internet. Google was able to track his entire whereabouts through
the entire period.
Welcome to Cyber-World 2018. And even Steven Hawking warned about AI,
the Singularity, and the likelihood that we would be taken over and
eliminated or enslaved by the new Intelligentsia.
So: PROTECT YOURSELVES!
As for me, I'll be "Outta Here"...I think.
THE WORLD WIDE WEB IS THE BEST / WORST INVENTION IN CENTURIES.
A way to bring the world's people together - and a way to another world
TIME FOR A RE-BOOT!
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Whether you are a Catholic or not, The Church stands as a Lighthouse
during a storm, regardless of what port you are trying to reach.
This article reflects the ferment that the Church and its Laity (ie.
"The Body of the Church") have gone through since Pope Paul VI's 1968
encyclical "Humane Vitae", mainly about non-abortifacient birth
control...and which it is now going through after Pope Francis's
encyclical "Amoris Laetitia", about the modern family and
relationships: marriage, divorce, sexuality....
Strict Conservatives in the Church want no dialogue on these
subjects...and are afraid of such dialogue. Genuine Christian leaders
in the Church recognize that such dialogue, including ambiguity and
personal flexibility, by Clergy and Laity alike, is not only necessary
but is required of a Faith founded upon mercy and forgiveness.
So, whatever your Religion or belief structure, join the fray.
Somewhere, Wisdom will be found.
IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE.
Today, we are in danger from despotic forces, as usual from the Left,
that wish to control us and to reign in our freedoms.
Two examples, although not presented overtly in that way, are described
in the following articles.
Make Their Case Against Abolishing Cash", by Joseph C.
Sternberg (WSJ March 16, 2018, Opinion, pA15).
To Complete The Escape From ObamaCare", by Phil Gramm (ibid).
IT'S ALL ABOUT CONTROL!
CALL OF THE WILD: DINNER IS SERVED.
Adam and I had a "near Bear experience" 30 years ago when we and a
hunting party went up into the Thoroughfare of the Absaroka
Mountains, about 40 miles outside of Cody, Wyoming and about
9,000 feet up. A bear had visited the site of our camp the night before
we got there and had been driven off. We were in tents - but we at
least had the horses to warn us if the bear had returned. We also slept
with a .44 Magnum by my side. The next day we reached the Continental
Divide and Two Ocean plateau, a tiny stream with two courses: one
leading to the Pacific Ocean and one to the Atlantic
ONE GOOD RESULT OF THREE CONSECUTIVE NOR'EASTERS IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO
And once again: "PAST IS PROLOGUE".
"THE FEDERALIST PAPERS" is a compendium of the 85 newspaper articles
written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, written in
haste and under the pressure of possible dissolution of the
recently United 13 States in the 1780's fighting over a replacement for
the Articles of Confederation developed after the American Revolution.
They were published under the rubric "Publius". The basic conflict was
similar to that of today's America: States vs. Central Government. All
highly relevant to many of today's conflicts, "Federalist No.
10" might be read first. As described by Professor Andrew
Trees, one of the main examples that this effort should provide to our
blighted rhetoric of today is "where civility and reasoned argument
reigned...its remarkably high-minded and civil tone of impartial and
judicious reasoning", despite the fevered temper of those times.
Of course, lest we become too optimistic, check out "THE WIT AND WISDOM
OF MARK TWAIN". Although universally considered a great and good man,
Samuel Langhorne Clemens had a low regard for human nature.
"The human race consists of the dangerously insane and such as are not."
"Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to."
"Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and
his party did not miss the boat."
"Man was made at the end of the week's work, when God was tired."
Nevertheless, let us keep trying...
UNBELIEVABLE. BUT YOU GOTTA BELIEVE...
I guess the Brits really haven't improved much since they lost the
American Revolution to a bunch of backwoodsmen and their wives.
After being interviewed by
the school administration, the prospective teacher said “Let
me see if I’ve got this right”.
You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their
disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their
dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages and instill in them a love
You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on
drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their
sense of self-esteem and personal pride.
You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship,
sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a
check book, and apply for a job.
You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of
antisocial behavior, and ensure that they all pass their final exams.
You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of
their handicap and communicate regularly with their parents in English,
Arabic or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and
You want me to do all this with a small amount of equipment, a bulletin
board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies
me for "New Start."
You want me to do all this, and then you tell me.....
I CAN NOT wear a necklace with a little cross, mention God, or say
"Merry Christmas" because someone might take offense? "
Well, you know what you can do with your job........
This should be posted in every school in America and all countries.
Think about it!
If Muslims can pray anywhere, why are Christians banned from praying in
public and from erecting religious displays on their holy days?
What happened to our National Day of Prayer?
It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.
Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a
problem in having 'God' in our education system or the Lord's Prayer
said in our government, schools or public meetings.
I believe it's time we stand up for what we believe!
Support GOD & America...
ABOUT "WWW": IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING.
And what about the fact that "INTERNET SECURITY" IS AN OXYMORON?
"I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE".
Well, I'm decades beyond "mad as hell", and I haven't ever been taking
As the saying goes: "To give is better than to receive".
Today there are three subjects that deserve "giving".
1) Physicians are all "created equal". They just don't stay that way.
I started out as a physician 60 years ago, I had the quaint idea that
all colleagues were approximately equally good, at least A's and
B's. WRONG. There are a lot of C's and a few D's'.
Fortunately I have never found an F.
getting into the fact that today there are a lot of individual
delusional "Leftists" among physicians, the problem is compounded when
physicians join Organizations. In some cases, the whole is definitely
not greater than the sum of its parts. That's what prompted me to leave
the AMA in 1990 after 30 years of membership. And that is what is
giving me serious qualms about my decades - long Fellowship in the
American College of Physicians. Group-Think is highly
contagious...especially in groups.
Some examples are in order.
the American College of Cardiology came out with "new" guidelines for
proper blood pressure control, citing 150/90 as adequate.
Recently, a Diabetes organization proposed that proper diabetes control
could entail a Hemoglobin A1C of 7-8.
A few years ago, some urologic groups proposed that checking PSA's was
not generally necessary.
In all of these cases, one central motivation was the misguided desire
of some physicians to become economists.
And in all of these cases, practicing physicians - who actually take
care of people - have objected and refuse to follow.
BEWARE: "The life you save may be your own".
2) KILLING OUR CHILDREN. WAKE UP!
the entire Opinion page of The Day edition, March 5, 2018. Then see my
recent Rapid Response offering recently posted...which I also offered
as a Letter to the Editor.
On a related subject - ABORTION - see the
Commentary article by Marc A. Thiessen (in The Day March 9, 2018)
entitled: "Down Syndrome Babies Have Right To Life, Shouldn't Face
To be continued...for sure!
a) On Hypertension
guidelines: www.mededge.com, March 9, 2018.
b) "ADA Deeply Concerned...": www.empr.com, March 9, 2018.
BEAUTIFUL...SO TIMELY AND CRUCIAL TO OUR WORLD TODAY.
are two families: "John Legal" and "Juan Illegal". Both
have two parents, two children, and live in California. John Legal
works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes
$25.00/hour with taxes deducted. Juan Illegal also works in
construction, has NO Social Security Number (SSN obtained
fraudulently), and gets paid $10.00 cash/hour "under the
Ready? Now, pay close attention . . . John Legal: $25.00/hr.
hours = $1000.00/week, or $52,000/year. Now, take 30% away
state and federal tax; John Legal now has $31,231. Juan
$10.00/hr. x 40 hours = $400.00/week, or $20,800/year. Juan Illegal
pays no taxes. Juan Illegal now has $20,800.
John Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for
his family at $600.00/mo., or $7,200/ yr. John Legal now has $24,031
Juan Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and
local clinics and emergency hospitals at a cost of $0 per
Juan Illegal still has $20,800. John Legal makes too much
and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. John Legal
$500 per month for food, or $6,000/yr. John Legal now has
$18,031. Juan Illegal has no documented income and is
for food stamps, WIC, and Welfare. Juan Illegal still has
$20,800. John Legal pays rent of $1,200/mo., or
John Legal now has 9,630. Juan Illegal receives a $500/mo.
Federal Rent Subsidy. Juan Illegal pays out that $500/mo., or
$6,000/yr. Juan Illegal still has $20,800. John
$200/mo, or $2,400/yr. for car insurance. Some of that is
Uninsured Motorist insurance. John Legal now has
$7,231. Juan Illegal says, "We don't need no
insurance!" and still has $20,800. John Legal has to make his
$7,231 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc. Juan Illegal
to make his $20,800 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he
sends out of the country every month.
• On Jan
1, 2014, Obama Care fully kicks in. John Legal's employer
off several of his helpers in order to bring the number of employees
down enough to drop health insurance coverage. That means
Legal has to work harder and longer to compensate for the layoffs, plus
John Legal has to purchase Obama Care which has an out of pocket
expense of $850 for him and his family. That comes to
$10,200/yr. John Legal is way in the hole. Juan
his family receive Medicaid and receives Obama Care as a co-pay at no
expense to him. Juan Illegal still has 20,800 minus SOME
expenses and what he sends back home to help his extended family until
they can get into the US under automatic legal immigration granted when
Juan Illegal becomes Legal. John Legal now works overtime on
Saturdays or gets a part time job after work. Juan Illegal
nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family. John
and Juan Illegal's children both attend the same elementary
school. John Legal pays for his children's lunches, while
Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch. Juan
Illegal's children have an after school ESL program. John
children go home. Now, when they reach college age, John Legal's kids
may not get into a State school and may not qualify for scholarships,
grants or other tuition help, even though John Legal has been paying
for State schools through his taxes, while Juan Illegal's kids "go to
the head of the class" because they are a minority. John
and Juan Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but John
paid for them and Juan did not.
• Do you get
it, now? If you vote for or support any politician that
illegal aliens, you are part of the problem. Thank God we have Donald
Trump as President and not a criminal named Hitlary. God
America and God Bless our Military forces and our President, Mr. Donald
Trump. 2020 MAGA
NOT ONLY WISCONSIN, BUT A NATIONAL EPIDEMIC WITH LIFE-LONG CONSEQUENCES.
And the proposed approach: "More Federal Investment". Is that all you
"STUPIDO. STUPIDO. STUPIDO".
EXACTLY. AND WHY ARE BONNY AND CLYDE NOT IN JAIL??
This is disgusting. It
makes me sick to my stomach. Then, I realize that she's not
you wondered why the Clinton Foundation folded so suddenly after
Hillary was no longer in a position of influence? Perhaps this summary
will provide some insight?
This is real. You can check the
return yourself (see below). The real heart of the Clintons
be seen here. Staggering but not surprising. The
figures are from an official copy of 'The Bill, Hillary, &
Clinton Foundation' tax return for 2014, found on the National Center
for Charitable Statistics website. You can obtain the latest
return on any charitable organization there.
The Clinton Foundation:
Number of Employees (line 5) 486
Total revenue (line 12) $177,804,612.00
Total grants to charity (line 13) $5,160,385.00 (this is less than 3%)
Other expenses (line 17) $50,431,851.00
Net assets/fund balances (line 22) $332,471,349.00
it required 486 people, who were paid $34.8 million, plus $91.3 million
in fees and expenses, to give away $5.1 MILLION! And they called this a
This is one of the greatest white-collar crimes ever
committed. And just think, one of the participants was a
president and one wanted to be elected President of the United
States. If justice was truly served, they would both be in
ONCE AGAIN, WITH FEELING:
Russia. Never trust them. Never ignore them. Never "assume". Always
deal with them.
By a 15-year-old school kid who got an A+ for this entry (TOTALLY
The Lord's Prayer is not allowed in most U.S. Public schools any more.
A kid in Minnesota wrote the following NEW School Prayer:-
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd
If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the State.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong.
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
If you aren't ashamed to do this, Please pass this on.
Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me,
I will be ashamed of you before my Father!
YOU WANT DIPLOMACY? HERE'S WHAT REAL DIPLOMACY LOOKS LIKE.
"A carrot AND a stick".
JUST SO YOU KNOW: TWO THINGS ABOUT VITAMIN D.
In the last couple of decades, Vitamin D has been found to be important
in many body functions besides bone health. This article points to
another likely connection.
2) Probably a majority of people have
Vitamin D levels below the minimum considered adequate (30-100).
Certainly that is true of my patients.
Therefore, all should
have their blood 25-OH Vitamin D level drawn and reviewed with their
physician with the above in mind. In addition, it is now recognized
that replacement should be with Vitamin D3 rather than with Vitamin D2.
JUST SO YOU KNOW.
IF YOU NEEDED MORE
NEVER TO TRUST RUSSIA - ABOUT ANYTHING...
Watch this Documentary.
And a related fact: NEVER IGNORE RUSSIA. IT MUST BE DEALT WITH AT ALL
SO MANY OPINIONS. SO LITTLE TIME.
However: "Aspire to Inspire...Before you Expire".
So, here goes another edition of "Pot Pourrie".
Ann Conway and the Hatch Act: Gimme a break! It appears that
thousands of Federal employees, many in the FBI, have violated the
prohibitions of the Hatch Act.
Psychiatrists come to the
defense of their mental health patients. See "Challenging the Status
Quo..." (www.medicalbag.com, March 7, 2018. "Close, but no cigar".
Psychiatry has done its best - but not enough - in dealing
the tens of millions of mentally ill, even those who can get into a
psychiatrist's office for a "twenty minute hour" and a sack of
psychotropic medicines. At least it should be in favor of reporting the
patients deemed to be a serious risk to others, this trumping its
obligations to professional confidentiality for the individual.
genetic testing for the general public. Beware what you ask for! See an
excellent article on this important subject: "Genetics: To Test or Not
To Test? That Is The Question" (www.medicalbag.com, March 7, 2018).
the future of Seaside Regional Center. Three good articles have
recently been published in The Day (March 5,6, 2018). Please pay
attention to this important issue. In my opinion, the Preservationists
and David Collins have the better approach. You don't sell to private
individuals the people's property, whether it is Seaside, or
Lighthouses, or Plum Island, or Western National Monuments or National
A new term has been coined to subvert the promise of
"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" : "Structural Violence,
coined to describe a type of indirect violence manifested as unequal
power and unequal life changes between specific population subsets..."
(www.medicalbag.com, March 6, 2018). It's the pursuit of happiness,
Folks, not its guarantee. You might try pursuing it by
with a Good education, not the schlock that you've accepted in many
areas of public education during the last several decades.
Trump, Tariffs, Possible Trade Wars... "The Art Of The Deal", and
negotiation strategies. Do you remember this? "The Business of America
is Business", by "Engine Charlie Wilson" in the 1950's. Business, no
matter what, no matter who loses...so long as they win, especially in
open Global Trade. WELL, NO! Not this time. We're in business
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
IT LOOKS LIKE GOV. MALLOY IS ALREADY REHEARSING FOR A LEFTIST
The Day article linked here is a good summary of current deliberations,
but IT IS ALL ABOUT REACTIVE, DEFENSE POLICY.
That has gotten scores of students and their teachers killed and maimed.
The only ultimate Defense against a determined shooter with assault
weapons is a
PRO-ACTIVE, OFFENSE POLICY.
all America had during the half-century of Cold War was "Duck and
Cover", we would all have been in gulags or in the after-life.
concealed-carry by some trained teachers and administrators will change
the calculus in favor of the kids. And that means not scatter-shot but
a head-shot to stop the trigger-finger.
Sorry, but that's the world we live in, if you want to keep our next
I was in the Army Medical Corps, we physicians were given a choice:
either a .45 hand-gun or a Carbine as our personal weapon to protect
our patients in the field. Would I have used it? You Bet!
civilians, like teachers and administrators, are reluctant to get into
this. In fact, in the 1970's, I had trouble getting teachers to agree
to have and if necessary to use Epi-Pens for their students who might
need such care.
Well, your students need THIS care now. The lives you save may well be
theirs and yours.
THIS ARTICLE QUOTING UCONN RANDY EDSALL IS GOLDEN!
But it doesn't go far enough...or soon enough.
is a risky "collision-sport" that should be banned before high school
and much more highly restricted then and throughout college years.
refer here to the health and safety consequences. I will leave it to
good men like Coach Edsall to call out the greed, the mendacity
regarding "academic requirements"...and the just plain stupidity of the
adults, especially the parents. WHERE ARE THE PARENTS?
those parents who want to give their kids "a chance for a better life":
a) "Something where less than one percent go on to continue their
football career after college"; b) many if not most will have missed a
real college education; and c) too many will go into a tough world with
damaged brains and bodies.
My wife and I raised 5 children, including three strapping boys, with
numerous Athletic and Academic Letters among them...
and with NO FOOTBALL. They are all doing very well in life.
IN THIS ERA WHEREIN NOTHING IS SACRED, WHERE NOTHING IS
CONSIDERED OF LASTING VALUE, WHERE SO MUCH IS SCHLOCK,
I anticipated this to be another example.
But I was wrong.
See the article in the March 2018 edition of Smithsonian magazine
"REVISITING NORMAN ROCKWELL'S FREEDOMS."
Could anything be as American, even as worthy of national reverence, as
Rockwell's body of work?
Editors of Smithsonian have retained the unique place of this artist's
work while offering a sensitive aggiornamento in this, the 75th
anniversary of his poetic artistry.
Especially for the younger generations, read this article - and read
further to get a sense of America, once and always.
WITHOUT DISCUSSING THE SEDITION OF THE "DEEP STATE",
WE MUST SUPPORT THE BEDROCK PRINCIPLE OF OUR
CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT: SEPARATION OF POWERS:
Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.
But there is another body that must be monitored: The Administrative.
See the article by Todd Gaziano and Tommy Berry, in WSJ March 1, 2018,
"Career Civil Servants Illegitimately Rule America".
Too much power in unelected, poorly supervised and self-perpetuating
OUR MARCH NOR'EASTER: JUST THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR THINKING ABOUT
Care delivery in this country is in decline while its costs increase.
Anyone who does not recognize this must be Really Healthy.
of this fact can be recognized through the plight of physicians,
emergency rooms and hospitals...and through the ever - increasing
incursions of payors and of regulators.
What can be done to
reverse this sickness? a) Motivate physicians through fair
reimbursements, fewer demands for electronic health records in clinical
medicine, reduced regulations - especially stupid ones, reduced
reliance on emergency rooms and hospitals for care that can be given in
the home, and Tort Reform to minimize reliance on Defensive Medicine.
then there are the developing practices of Telemedicine and "Virtual
Medical Practice"...if you don't mind the loss of personal
relationships - and the loss of your personal information occasionally.
Without effective change, your Health is a terrible thing to lose.
SHORT AND SWEET:
WE NEED CONDOLEEZZA RICE BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE.