Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What Will They Come Up With Next???

I LOVE you get an email that is just too weird, too good to be true, just too's usually bogus. Every once in a while, something is actually true, or a mixture of truth and lies. Snopes checks them out and tells the truth.

It's a fun site just to play around on when nothing else catches your interest.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Do you know people like this?

LOL - I just loved this!
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Reality Check

Listening to the news programs gush and fawn all week has left me slightly nauseated.

The reality is that more than 59 MILLION voters did not vote for Obama.

So, we'll see...
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Barack Obama
John McCain
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Student Loans

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Can You Imagine this Happening In the US?

I know people that call the doctor and if they have to wait 2 days for an appointment, will just go to the ER. And if you need a specialist (and it's not an emergency) a patient may wait 30 days or so.

But can you imagine if you had to wait over a YEAR??? And that's just for the consult.

The article doesn't say how long before procedures or surgery can be scheduled.

When we talk about Health Care Reform in the States, we picture something along the lines of cradle to grave care with the government footing the bill. Kinda like Denmark. Nice but it won't happen here.

A program like that in Ireland or England or even Canada would cause more protests than the Iraq war.
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Patients wait 480 days for appointment

Figures produced as part of the pilot "HealthStat" programme, which compares performance in different hospitals, show that the Mid West Regional Hospital in Limerick had some of the longest average waiting times, among larger hospitals, for a consultant clinic outpatient appointment, writes
Martin Wall

The figures for the end of October reveal that the average waiting time for an appointment at a consultant clinic from the time of referral by a GP was 480 days in Limerick.

However, within specific specialties in the hospital the waiting time for an outpatient appointment was longer. The figures show that the average waiting time for an outpatient department appointment to see a general surgeon was 600 days.

At St James's in Dublin the average waiting time for an outpatient appointment to see a consultant was 100 days.

In general hospitals, which would have fewer specialties, the picture for waiting times to see a consultant was also mixed.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thought for the Day

A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa.

'The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago....Red meat is awful....Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining....Chinese food is loaded with MSG....High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in drinking water....But there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have, or will, eat it.
Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?'

After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said,
'Wedding Cake?'

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Let The (political) Games Begin!

This would be entertaining if it wasn't so predictable.
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Obama tax plan runs into opposition in Senate

WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama's proposed tax cuts are running into opposition from senators in his own party who say they won't do much to stimulate the economy or create jobs.

Senators from both parties agreed that Congress should do something to stimulate the economy. But senators emerging from a private meeting of the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday said that tax portion of Obama's stimulus plan is unworkable.

They were especially critical of a proposed $3,000 tax credit for companies that hire or retrain workers. Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota described it as "misdirected."

The cost of the economic rescue package Obama wants is expected to swell to more than $800 billion or more. About $300 billion of that would be tax cuts or refunds for individuals and businesses.

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

No Surprise Here

Hamas continues to lob bombs into Israel and then cries foul when Israel fights back...
Now they won't go for a cease-fire unless all their demands are met. That is NOT negotiation, it is a continuation of criminal/terrorist behavior.

If this were happening in our backyard we would not have had the patience or the restraint of the Israelis.

Watching the demonstrations of TV - both sides - and hearing about all the different governments calling for a cease-fire I find one single element consistently missing: No one mentions how long Hamas has been pulling this crap and how many people they've killed and how much damage they have done. Why? Israel is a sovereign nation. They deserve to live in peace and occupy their land.

So much for 'objective' reporting.
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Hamas Rejects Gaza Cease-Fire

CBS/AP) French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday that Israel had accepted an Egyptian-French cease-fire plan for the Gaza Strip, but Hamas officials in Syria told CBS News that they could not agree to the plan because it does not guarantee open border crossings or an end to a crippling blockade.

Nicolas Sarkozy said the Palestinian Authority, which has not had any control in the Strip for more than a year, also agreed to the plan that was offered up by the French and Egyptian foreign ministers at the United Nations Tuesday night.
In Syria, a spokesman for Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal told CBS News' George Baghdadi soon after Sarkozy's comments were made public that the militant group did not accept the terms of the Egyptian-French plan
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Monday, January 05, 2009


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