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RAPID RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section.  It will offer fresh, 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 campaigns, 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 military campaign must maintain to be effective.  But the mission will always be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick", supported by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be pro-active.  That's all I promise.
GS

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SATURDAY through MONDAY, September 28 through 30, 2013

OBAMACARE - AND MY PLAN B

As a practicing physician (not a "provider") for over 56 years, I know what works - and what doesn't work - for my patients and for me.  That is what has kept me eager and effective in my work.  OBAMACARE is just the latest challenge to that work.  OBAMACARE is a monstrosity that will fall of its own stupidities within the next three years: a gaudy Christmas Tree of wants with no attention paid to the true reforms needed in the U.S. delivery of health care. 

But we must survive the next  three miserable years.  Herewith, my personal Plan B for survival in practice. 

Some of the coming demands of medical practice under OBAMACARE will place the above approach under great strain.  But that approach will not change.  Contrary to the posture of too many of my medical colleagues who, in the last two decades when ordered to "JUMP", have supinely responded "HOW HIGH?", my response will continue to be "SEZ WHO?". 

And so, I will continue to offer my professional TIME, my best efforts and my devotion to patients who appreciate that commitment.  That is my Plan B, while those around me stagger through OBAMACARE.

GS


FRIDAY, September 27, 2013

MAKES YOU THINK...even before the "scientific explanations" appear.

GS

Pope Francis and Dove.pdf


THURSDAY, September 26, 2013

SILENT NO MORE!

GS

View the video at the end of this message. It's very eye opening.

Obama has no liking for Cruz, the least reason of which is because Cruz is Republican.  Here are a few other factors: Cruz is academically superior. Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton. Not the case for Obama. Cruz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Not so for Obama. Cruz's mental prowess has been recognized by Allan Dershowitz (who by all accounts is a bigger liberal than Obama) who said that Cruz is one of the most brilliant legal minds that he has ever seen. His actual quote was that "Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant."  Not so Obama. Cruz clerked for the Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, Justice William Renquist, one of the most coveted positions for any young lawyer right out of law school. Not so Obama. The liberal tin horns in Washington along with the liberal media try to tout Cruz as some kind of nut.

Perhaps Obama and the other libs don't like him because he worked on the Florida lawsuit for George W. Bush against Gore. Perhaps it is because Cruz is a Baptist. Perhaps it's because Cruz ran his Senate campaign as a Republican and still garnered 40% of the Hispanic vote in Texas. Perhaps its because Cruz is against same-sex "marriage." For whatever reason, Obama seems jealous of Cruz's legal successes. What has Obama done in the legal profession?  Obama was not a professor at the University of Chicago as many of his supporters dishonestly tout, but was a "guest lecturer", an enormous difference. 

This brief video of Cruz's father is amazing-- it is a must watch. Indeed, every true American should have an opportunity to watch this.

Ted Cruz is a Texas Senator. His Dad may have just established himself as one more reason for Obama to dislike Texas. Please take the time to watch this and to pass
on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0Ym4Xt0T6fM


WEDNESDAY
, September 25, 2013

Absolutely!  If only we can stay awake long enough.

GS

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs.  Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire.  Others have been retired for some time.  We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.  We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together.  Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true.  But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age.  Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience.  We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 21.9 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.  For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators.  A few even remember when cars were started with a crank.  Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many.  But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off.  We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam .  We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so.  We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield.  We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America ; we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave."  We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag.  We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner,  America, and  America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing.  We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it.  It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us.  We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep.  There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress.  You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies."

You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all.  You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.  Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse.  With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.'  Now you're paying the price and complaining about it.  No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.

This is what you voted for and this is what you got.  We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Gray-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2014 we are going to take back our nation.  We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2014 we're going to the polls by the millions.

This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.  It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom.  We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren.  So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Gray-Haired Brigade."

Footnote:
This is spot on.  I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on.  I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county.

Can you feel the ground shaking???  It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE!


TUESDAY, September 24, 2013

NOW HEAR THIS: 

Please follow regularly the offerings posted on the ACD site, for which a Link is now provided from this website.

Excellent articles, with often hair-raising information about our world as it really exists.

GS

Al Qaeda’s Offspring in Terror Uprising - American Center for Democracy


MONDAY
, September 23, 2013

The War on Terrorism Goes On - American Center for Democracy


SUNDAY, September 22, 2013

GUILTY AS CHARGED!

GS

YES, THIS IS US!!

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT the senior citizens who took

The melody out of music,

The pride out of appearance,

The courtesy out of driving,

The romance out of love,

The commitment out of marriage,

The responsibility out of parenthood,

The togetherness out of the family,

The learning out of education,

The service out of patriotism,

The Golden Rule from rulers,

The nativity scene out of cities,

The civility out of behavior,

The refinement out of language,

The dedication out of employment,

The prudence out of spending,

The ambition out of achievement or

God out of government and school.


<>And we certainly are NOT the ones who Eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!!
<>
<>And, we do understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have

Fought and died for our country.

Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts!

YES, I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN!

I'm the life of the party
..... Even if it lasts until 8 p.m.

I'm very good at opening childproof caps
..... With a hammer.

I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.

I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying.

I'm sure everything I can't find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.

I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.

I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.


Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life!

Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn't send it back to them.



SATURDAY, September 21, 2013

Pope Francis is a surge of fresh air flowing through the window that Pope John XXlll opened with the Second Vatican Council in the 1960's.  It's unfortunate that Pope Paul VI and his followers in the subsequent decades placed a heavy drape over it for so long.  The result has been the avoidable diminution of the Church and of the Roman Catholic Faith in the lives of so many in the world. 

But one cannot understand the  promise that this new pontiff brings to the Laity, the Body of the Church, by merely reading the "racy" media accounts of his long (over three sessions) interview with fellow Jesuit Antonio Spadaro, held in August, 2013.  Abortion. Contraception. Homosexuality.  Nothing has changed - yet - regarding the Church's teachings on these subjects. What has changed is the proper emphasis on the person who may be involved.  As my father said frequently - and as Pope Francis paraphrases - "There is a God in every man".

But let's look at these Church teachings.  Here I insert my firm opinions, well articulated in the Category in this web-site (Abortion, Morality and Ethics) under Catholic Church, "What's Wrong,( or Right,) With the Catholic Church.".

Abortion, the intentional killing of a human being from the moment of conception, is a non-negotiable Wrong - unless legitimately performed to save the Life of the mother.

Contraception was foolishly equated by Pope Paul VI and his followers with Abortion and thus "threw the baby out with the bath water".  Here I refer only to contraception practiced by two committed married persons in the discharge of their duty to bring into the world only those children whom they can reasonably raise. In this case, THE CHURCH HAS NO JURISDICTION.  Similarly, and only in the above context, the related "Unitive Function" of sexual intercourse is ridiculous.  Perhaps, in time, Pope Francis will address this self-inflicted wound of the Church.

Homosexuality is now being identified scientifically as a biologic occurrence, in the womb and possibly in the DNA, and not a "Choice".  Here the Church does not have a few centuries, as it took with basic Astronomy, to get it right. 

In any case, please read this insightful interview in the original, as offered herewith, whatever your religion or faith.  

GS

Pope Gives In-Depth Interview to Jesuit Journal - Zenit.Org

For the entire interview, go to
http://www.americamagazine.org/pope-interview


FRIDAY, September 20, 2013

HAVE YOU NOTICED A WORD USED MORE AND MORE COMMONLY THESE DAYS?

STUPID!

GS

It's easy to dismiss individual government programs until they're put together and this picture emerges. Someone did a lot of research to put together all of this data. Often these programs are buried within other programs, making them difficult to find.

WHY is the USA BANKRUPT?

You think the war in Iraq was costing

us too much? Read this:

 

We have been hammered with the

propaganda that it was the Iraq war and

the war on terror that is bankrupting us.

 

I hope the following 14 reasons are

forwarded over and over again until

they are read so many times that the

reader gets sick of reading them. I also

have included the URL's for verification

of all the following facts.

 

1.
$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare

to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
Verify at:

http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=iic_immigrationissuecenters7fd8

 

2.
$22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food

assistance programs such as food stamps,

WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
Verify at:

http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML

 

3.
$2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on

Medicaid for illegal aliens.
Verify at:
http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML


4.
$12 Billion dollars a year is spent on

primary and secondary school education

for children here illegally and they

cannot speak a word of English!
Verify at:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt....0.HTML


5.
$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for

education for the American-born

children of illegal aliens, known as

anchor babies.
Verify at

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

 

6.
$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to

incarcerate illegal aliens.
Verify at:
http://transcripts.cnn.com/%20TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

 

7.
30% percent of all Federal Prison

inmates are illegal aliens.
Verify at:

http://transcripts.CNN..com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt...01.HTML

8.
$90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on

illegal aliens for Welfare & social

services by the American taxpayers.
Verify at:

http://premium.cnn..com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01..HTML

 

9.
$200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed

American wages are caused by the illegal

aliens.
Verify at:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRI

13.
In 2006, Illegal aliens sent home

$45 BILLION in remittances to their

countries of origin.
Verify at:

<http://www/..rense.com/general75/niht.htm>

   <>

14.

The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration:

Nearly One million sex crimes committed

by Illegal Immigrants In The United States .
Verify at:

http: // www.drdsk.com/articleshtml


M
The total cost is a whopping

$ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS

A YEAR AND IF YOU'RE LIKE ME,

HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING

THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY; IT IS

$338,300,000,000.00

WHICH

WOULD BE ENOUGH TO STIMULATE

THE ECONOMY FOR THE CITIZENS OF

THIS COUNTRY.

 

Are we THAT Stupid?
YES,

FOR ALLOWING THOSE

IN THE U.S. CONGRESS

TO GET AWAY WITH DOING THIS YEAR AFTER

YEAR!!!!!

The No. 1 song from the UK.

Bet Parliament loves this!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=wq_lhlIn1e0


WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, September 18 and 19, 2013

Regarding the "Accident Cascade"...or whatever the correct term...

Once again, we're in the post-event hand-wringing period following the tragic Navy Yard incident.  But, as engineers know from the above -referenced term, "accidents" are rarely that.  On examination, they turn out to be the nearly inevitable consequence of prior acts and decisions. 

And so it is with these gun-related incidents.

I could go on.  But why don't you add your own proposals, unaffected by the inevitable self-serving political calculi engaged in by our "leaders". 

And while you're at it, remember: "IN A DEMOCRACY, THE PEOPLE ALWAYS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE".

GS


TUESDAY, September 17, 2013

Obviously not new...but timeless.

GS

Once upon a time.....when our politicians tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.

These are good....


JFK'S
Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when
DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. De Gaulle said he wanted all US
military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded,
"Does that include all those who are buried here?"

De Gaulle
did not respond.
You
could have heard a pin drop.





When in England ,
at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the
Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of
'empire building' by George Bush..

He answered by saying,
"Over the years, the United States has sent many of
its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom
beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for
in return is enough to bury those that did not
return."
You
could have heard a pin drop.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


There was a conference in France
where a number of international engineers
were taking part, including French and American. During a break,
one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you
heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft
carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he
intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer
stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three
hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are
nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to
shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to
feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand
gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a
dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and
from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships;
how many does France have?"
You
could have heard a pin drop.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


A U.S. Navy Admiral
was attending a naval conference that included
Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French
Navies At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large
group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a
French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many
languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that
we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than
speaking French?"

Without hesitating,
the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the
Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't
have to speak German."
You
could have heard a pin drop.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


AND
THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...

Robert Whiting,
an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane.
At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport
in his carry on.

"You
have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked
sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting
admitted that he had been to France
previously.

"Then
you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American said,
"The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible..
Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !"

The American senior
gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he
quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in
1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen
to show a passport to."

You
could have heard a pin drop.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


MONDAY, September 16, 2013

EXACTLY!

GS

The Obama Doctrine: Call it USLKOE - DennisPrager.Com


FRIDAY through SUNDAY, September 13 through 15, 2013

THE FOLLOWING ARE INTERESTING IDEAS CULLED FROM MEDIA ARTICLES.

Complete citations are omitted.  Given time constraints, I had to choose.

GS


THURSDAY, September 12, 2013

THE U.S., SYRIA, RUSSIA, and the "world": Now begins the Kabuki Dance called "diplomacy"...while Putin has Obama's "liver with a nice Chianti".

Clueless in Strategy.  Immobilized in Tactics. What an embarrassment!

"Is anybody there?  Does anybody care?"

GS


WEDNESDAY, September 11, 2013

ON ISLAM, BY A VERY WISE MAN...

GS

Winston Churchill 1899.
"Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world."

This is amazing. Even more amazing is that this hasn't been published long before now.

CHURCHILL ON ISLAM

Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899... (check Wikipedia - The River War).

The attached short speech from Winston Churchill, was delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many, but expresses in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

HERE IS THE SPEECH:

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome ..."

Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250 London).

Churchill saw it coming...

“El socialismo es la filosofía del fracaso, el credo a la ignorancia y la prédica a la envidia,
su virtud inherente es la distribución igualitaria de la miseria”.
Sir Winston Churchill


SATURDAY through TUESDAY, September 7 through 10, 2013

SOMETIMES - NOT OFTEN - I HATE IT WHEN I'M RIGHT.

While observing and living through the societal chaos of the mid-and later-1960's, I predicted that we would have to endure the "progress" of two coming generations: (expletives deleted).  Sad, but true.

Just a few recent examples of the results will suffice:

And here we are, witnessing the decline and subjection to ridicule of the greatest nation in the world.  Good work, folks, you "expletives deleted"!

GS


FRIDAY, September 6, 2013

Religion and AIDS

Religion and AIDS, Why Condoms Are Not the Answer - Zenit.Org


WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, September 4 and 5, 2013

America does not have an overall strategy for dealing with and in the world as it really is.  And as far as barbaric actions are concerned, they are easier to accept when those performing those actions are on your side vs. when they are against you.  That's not morality; it's just reality.
What should be our overall strategy until the strategy succeeds?
Fundamentalist Islam is, by its own admission, an existential threat to America.  Therefore, it must be suppressed, permanently.  The only people who can achieve that are moderate Muslims, clearly the vast majority of members of that Faith...for their own good as well as for ours.  Thus, all of our national actions, overt and covert, should be directed toward assisting Moderate Islam in this effort.  Those actions will very likely include providing military assistance to moderate Muslims , even to the point of supporting civil wars.  This must not include supporting one sect against another (ie. Sunni vs Shiite), but only moderate Muslims vs the fundamentalist crazies.  Only if that outcome can be achieved world-wide will we avoid WW lll, aka the next Crusade. 
The absence of an overriding strategy and goal like the above is the reason that most Americans are against our proposed belated, hesitant and weak involvement in Syria at this time.  As stated by William Shakespeare in Macbeth: " 'Tis a tale as told by an idiot...full of sound and fury, signifying nothing".  An idiot, indeed!

GS


Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West - The New York Times


TUESDAY, September 3
, 2013

TO OUR BLACK BRETHREN:

This is important, to your Race, and to our relationship.

Please read "The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment", by Shelby Steele, Wall Street Journal Monday, July 22, 2013, Opinion, pA17.

GS


MONDAY
, September 2, 2013

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"

GS


Syria: Obama’s Historic Retreat (Cont.) - American Center for Democracy


SUNDAY, September 1, 2013

ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING.

"Shamed into war? That's just pathetic, by Charles Krauthammer, in the Washington Post recently and in The Day (www.theday.com) Saturday, August 31, 2013, Opinion, pA6.

GS



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