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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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FRIDAY through SUNDAY, November 28 through 30, 2014

DELICIOUS.

GS

The Manitoba Herald:

The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration.  The Republicans winning the Senate is prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray, and live according to the Constitution.

Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, global warming activists, and "green" energy proponents crossing their fields at night.

"I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said Southern Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota .  “The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry.  He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them.  He then installed loudspeakers that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields, but they just keep coming.

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into electric cars  and drive them across the border where they are simply left to fend for themselves after the battery dies.

"A lot of these people are not prepared for our rugged conditions," an Ontario border patrolman said.  "I found one carload without a single bottle of Perrier drinking water.  They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though, and some kale chips."

When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives.  Rumors have been circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and study the Constitution.

In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the border.  Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs.  After catching a half- dozen young vegans in blue-hair wig disguises, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the '50s. "If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become very suspicious about their age," an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage, buying up all the Barbara Streisand c.d.'s, and renting all the Michael Moore movies.  "I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them," an Ottawa resident said.  "How many art-history majors does one country need?"

Trying to reassure his liberal base and get them to return to the U.S., President Obama reiterated what he said in his press conference following the beating the democrats took in the last election: "I heard from the 1/3 of the electorate that voted, but I also heard from the 2/3 that did not vote."  Who knew the president was clairvoyant?

He also said the reason the democrats got their asses whipped wasn't because of HIS policies, but rather because the Dems did not get his message out to the people.  Ya gotta love a guy that takes responsibility when something goes wrong.


THURSDAY, November 27, 2014

JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY One bright light in an otherwise dark part of the world.

GS

The Point of the Pope's Visit From an Israeli Perspective - Zenit.Org


WEDNESDAY, November 26, 2014

RR#1

“THE FERGUSON IDENTITY” – “REVERSE ENGINEERING” FOR A NEW START
BY GEORGE A. SPRECACE., M.D., J.D.
THESE ARE THE MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THIS DISASTER CURRENTLY DEPICTED AS “FERGUSON, MO.”

YOU WANT CHANGE? “REVERSE ENGINEER”!

GS


RR#2

Giuliani slams 'racial arsonists,' calls Ferguson grand jury's decision 'correct' - YahooNews.Com


MONDAY and TUESDAY, November 24 and 25, 2014

Ferguson, Mo.

Please see my Rapid Response offering for Saturday, August 30. Nothing has changed, except the outrageous media stagings of "Coming Attractions" for weeks and then hours before announcement of the Grand Jury action.  No badge of courage here, except for the Jurors.

GS

SUNDAY, November 23, 2014

RR#1

Steve,
there are moderate Muslims, and I believe that currently they are the vast majority. But they are currently entirely intimidated.  What they must realize is that: either they rise up and overcome the fundamentalist terrorists, or we will all face WW lll, aka "The Last Crusade." Meanwhile, all supposedly Christian or at least democratic nations must take action immediately to suppress any non-democratic ideology. Such action would not be "non-democratic" in a state of war, which we are entering.  It's called self-defense, always moral - and democratic.  Meanwhile, let us pray....
George



RR#2

INTERSTELLAR - The Movie; The Message...

About one week ago, I posted a Movie Review on this current offering on this web-site.

Two days ago, David Brooks published a fine column on the same subject, entitled "Love And Gravity"(in NYTimes Friday, November 21, 2014, OP-ED, pA27).  His is much more in-depth; but we agree entirely.

This is a love story about the ultimate Love: God's Love for His ultimate creation, and about His one Command: Love thy God; Love thy neighbor. How could Hollywood have produced this? Is there really hope?

The whole matter brings to mind a famous quotation from the poet John Keats:
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness:"

GS


RR#3


IMMIGRATION - AND COMMON SENSE.

GS

A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue? - YahooNews.Com


SATURDAY, November 22, 2014

RR#1

Neighbors of New London lighthouse suing maritime society; workers, visitors accused of trespassing  - TheDay.Com
(Comments included at the bottom of the linked article)

RR#2

HAPPY THANKSGIVING...every morning you wake up.

GS

Does Thanksgiving mark the Pequot massacre in Mystic?  - TheDay.Com

RR#3

FOR MOST, HOMOSEXUALITY IS A BIOLOGIC FACT, NOT A CHOICE.

GS

Same-sex couples do produce families  - TheDay.Com

RR#4

IMMIGRATION REFORM

For the record, I concur entirely with this Editorial in The Day (www.theday.com, November 22, 2014).  My record (ie. in this section) also shows that I was in favor of the "Dream Act", which was stupidly attacked by Mitt Romney and his Republicans during the 2008 presidential campaign.  There is a maxim in Common Law: "IF YOU SEEK EQUITY,  DO EQUITY".  Wake Up, Republicans! You have only one more chance, in 2016, to remain part of our two party system of politics.


GS

Finally, some immigration reform  - TheDay.Com


FRIDAY, November 21, 2014

ObamaCare...and your health care.

I have already written numerous times about the financial and coverage problems in the "Affordable Care Act", and about its failure to address many critical issues in Health Care.

Herewith follow some current articles addressing what all of the accompanying dictates on physicians are doing to your own personal health care.
  1. As reported in Fox News, ObamaCare adds 150 new boards and agencies to govern (read "interfere with") that care.
  2. As reported in the NYTimes (Tuesday, Nov. 18, pA1), "Health Care Law Recasts Insurers As Obama Allies".  Doesn't that make you feel warm and fuzzy?
  3. "Effect of Hospital Pay for Performance on Mortality in England (NEJM, Nov. 6, 2014, p1843). The author notes that "pay for  performance" results in health care delivery were inconsistent and small...and that a similar approach outside of health care for cognitively based tasks leads to worse performance.
  4. And here, the most serious effect of such mechanisms as "Accountable Care", is the unethical placement of a physician's self-interest against that of his patient (also discussed previously in this section).  See "How Medical Care Is Being Corrupted", by Hartzband and Groopman, NYTimes Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, pA23. 
Now, what are those symptoms that you just noted?

GS

TUESDAY through THURSDAY, November 18 through 20, 2014

BILL COSBY

First of all, know that I have been a fan of yours all of your adult life. And I still hope to be.

But what is this business, moping around like a hound dog who has lost the scent? What's this: "I won't talk about the allegations". Such allegations are among the easiest to invent, even thirty years later, for fame and fortune - evidently even over a person's grave - and even with impunity, especially when the accused does neither refute nor acknowledge them.

If you did it, admit it and ask forgiveness and pay up.  If you didn't, fight like hell, make them prove it; and if they can't, sue the hell out of them for defamation with malice.
Enough of these stupid photo-ops!

GS


MONDAY, November 17, 2014

SOL SANDERS: WHO IS THIS MAN? HE SHOULD BE OUR SECRETARY OF STATE.

GS

The Chinese Riddle* - American Center for Democracy


SUNDAY, November 16, 2014

RR#1

OUTRAGEOUS.  Is this who we are, as individuals and as a people?

GS



RR#2

HERE FOLLOW A GROUP OF PERSONAL OPINIONS AND INSIGHTS, STIMULATED BY OTHER COMMENTATORS.

As with all of the material offered on this web site:

"Aspire to inspire...before you expire".
  1. Between Dr. Charles Krauthammer and WSJ contributor Peggy Noonan, we are arriving at a good psychoanalysis of Barack Obama: "The Loneliest President Since Nixon" (WSJ Nov. 15 - 16, 2014, Opinion, pA13.
  2. Football: "I didn't know the gun was loaded". OH? See the article in NYTimes Magazine, Nov. 9, 2014: "Is Football The Next Tobacco?".
  3. Joan Rivers and the Practice of Medicine. It's systematic routine and discipline...not genius.  Here, celebrity got in the way.
  4. End of Life Care.  Here, physicians should return to  their origins as priests, easing our transition from life  to after-life.  See the book "Medicine And What Matters In The End", by Atul Gawande, M.D., as reviewed recently in NYTimes Book Review by Sheri Fink.
  5. Anti-Abortion: The ONE NON-NEGOTIABLE. Evidently, gnawing pangs of conscience are reaching into the voting booth.  In 26 national races where anti-abortion and pro-abortion candidates were pitted against each other, 19 anti-abortion candidates won.
  6. Nowhere to hide.  See "AMERICA, WORLD COP", by Bret Stephens (WSJ Review, Nov. 15, 16, 2014, pC1). "No great power can safely ignore chaos and disorder in key regions of the world.  It is time for the U.S. to take a new approach - enforcing rules and standards but not trying to re-make failed societies".  Write On!
  7. Is the term "Catholic College" becoming an oxymoron? See the recent Newsletter from Christendom College on the subject (www.christendom.edu). 
  8. he dumbing-down of Black Democratic America. I have amply addressed this sad phenomenon in this section.  Now see: "Black Citizens Foolish Backing The Democrats", by Cal Thomas (in The Day.com, Nov. 5, 2014, Opinion, pA6).
  9. The sorry state of Scientific Academia today. Everywhere we see examples of the "Scientific Method" bowing to the political needs of the moment: the strident declarations about the extent of human effect on global warming; the gaming of the FDA; the initial Ebola scene; falsifying and plagiarism of scientific "results".... But then, once in a while, comes something like landing on a comet after a 10 year chase...at 40,000 miles per hour.  Atta Boys - And Girls!
  10. The State of Connecticut: read it and weep: "How Did Rich Connecticut Morph Into One Of America's Worst Performing Economies?", by Jim Powell, Forbes Magazine, Aug. 1, 2013. When my family and I moved to Connecticut in`1963, it was a Republican State.  Then it became a Democratic State.  Any questions?
  11. Have you noticed? We are becoming a dictatorship, through the mechanism of the Bureaucracy and the abuse of Administrative Law.  See: a) The History And Danger Of Administrative Law, by Philip Hamberger (in Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College, Sept. 2014); b) "The New Bureaucratic Brazenness", by Peggy Noonan (WSJ Oct. 4,5, 2014, Opinion, pA13).
"And that's all I have to say about that."

GS


SATURDAY, November 15, 2014

RR#1

"DEMOCRATIC" CONNECTICUT...WITH A BIG "D".

It was clear to me, and was shared with a number of Republican operatives closer to Tom Foley than I, that he was bringing a dull knife to a gunfight, and that he was allowing himself to be pilloried as a crass corporate raider instead of as a "trauma surgeon" who had to debride large wounds of injured and dead company tissue in order to begin the healing process. So, Mr. Powell is entirely right.

Also entirely right is an article published in Forbes Magazine on August 1, 2013 by Jim Powell, entitled: "HOW DID RICH CONNECTICUT MORPH INTO ONE OF AMERICA'S WORST PERFORMING ECONOMIES". Read it and weep...or Move!

GS

GOP: Next time, skip yacht candidates - TheDay.Com

RR#2

THIS IS POSTED ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE FOR WHOM THIS IS "NEWS".

GS

Troop Prayer (.pdf)


FRIDAY, November 14, 2014

RR#1

"A VETERAN DIED TODAY".  AMEN.

GS

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,

someone who breaks his promise and deceives 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 the one who honors home, country and kin,

Just the 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."

RR#2

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HISTORY...

GS

A Suicidal Presidency? - GingrichProductions.Com


THURSDAY, November 13, 2014

10 Things We Love About Italy from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.


WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2014

GREAT!

GS

Seniors tax return

I just received an audit on my tax return for 2012  from the IRS. It puzzles me!!!

They are questioning how many dependents I claimed.

I guess it was because of my response to the question: "List all dependents?"
I replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons;

Half of Mexico ; and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate."
1 useless President.

Evidently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.

I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO The Hell DID I MISS?



TUESDAY, November 11, 2014

RR#1

Touching, and heartfelt. Thank you.

GS

Fallen


Rest ye weary warrior

No more fear to wrought,

Rest ye weary warrior

In the peace for which you fought.

 

Sleep our fallen hero

In the earth you died to save,

Sleep our fallen hero

In the freedom you selflessly gave.

 

Your youth is gone but not your age

Your breath is still but not your voice,

Your honor lives and so your pride

Your risks for peace your willing choice

 

Rest with your brothers and sisters

Who passed your way before,

Be it with those who lie at home

Or those on distant shores.

 

A country mourns and weeps

For you and those now alone,

A country mourns and weeps

For her child who has come home.

 

Though you have fallen

And silent to duty’s call,

Among those of a grateful nation

You stand tallest of them all.

 

J. Geraci

RR#2




MONDAY, November 10, 2014

RR#1

IRAN: A VERY DANGEROUS "RUBIK'S CUBE" IN THE MIDDLE EAST...but not as dangerous as President Obama's incompetence in foreign affairs.

GS

The Persian Thread* - American Center for Democracy

RR#2

RE. OBAMACARE, "TRANSPARENCY" AND "STUPIDITY".  You may not see this report anywhere else.

GS

Breaking: Obamacare architect admits Obama lied about his signature law - Examiner.Com


SUNDAY, November 9, 2014

I PITY THE GENERATIONS THAT THINK THIS IS HOGWASH.

GS

World War II Posters (.pdf)


SATURDAY, November 8, 2014

"THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC AND UNIVERSAL".

Although taken as Gospel by believers, this has always been much more a hope than a fact down through the last 2,000 years.  And now is no exception.  The usual suspects are even suggesting a "schism" over the more open approach of Pope Francis and the strict approach whose current face is Cardinal Burke.

Nonsense.  The Catholic Church embraces several non-negotiables, including Abortion of any human person from conception (union of sperm and ovum), the Divinity of Jesus Christ, the Consecration....  Whether homosexuality is a biologic fact or a choice, whether the dis-union of a marriage can only take place through the discredited mechanism of "Anullment", whether the Church has Standing to inject itself into the marital bed regarding the use of contraception by a committed marital couple trying to determine in good faith the number of children they can be responsible for, whether Priests can marry, etc. are, in my opinion, NOT.

SEE ALSO THE ARTICLE ENTITLED "JESUS AND THE MODERN MAN", BY JAMES CARROLL (NYTIMES SUNDAY, NOV. 9, 2014, SUNDAY REVIEW).  This is a heart-felt plea for guidance from a living Church, not from a barnacled hulk.

I do not come recently to this position.  See in this web-site, under "Abortion..." and therein under "Catholic Church", my many offerings under the rubric "What's Wrong (and Right) With The Catholic Church." This, from a life-long and loyal Catholic. And so I will remain.

GS

Pope demotes outspoken conservative cardinal, highest-ranking American in the Vatican - ChicagoTribune.Com


FRIDAY, November 7, 2014

OUR BRAIN.  HOW TO KEEP WHAT WE HAVE AND ADD TO IT.

It has been reported for a long time that two activities, taken up at any time in life, can retard or prevent dementia or Alzheimer's Disease...AND CAN ACTUALLY ENHANCE OUR BRAIN FUNCTION. These activities are learning a new language and learning to play a musical instrument.

HERE FOLLOWS CLEAR PROOF OF THE VALUE OF PLAYING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. THIS IS IMPORTANT.

GS

Ever wonder if musician's brains are different? This little video goes beyond speculation, using actual scientific studies that show how wonderful playing a musical instrument, which includes singing, can be for your brain.

Remember, everyone has their own personal musical instrument. As a singer, your instrument is the one that's built into your body - namely, your voice and all its associated equipment. Not much different than piano, sax, violin, etc.,  except that you don't need to learn any fingering :-) but your brain still has to send and receive signals that adjust muscles, pitches, vowels, consonants, etc.

Oh, and yes, there is one way the human voice differs from every other instrument:

  It is the only instrument that creates music and poetry simultaneously!

What an elegant concept! Now Is that poetic,or what?

See this video for an interesting trip into the workings of the brain during music making.

What Playing a Musical Instrument Does for Your Brain!
 
Stash

PS -  I sent this to both of my choruses, my friends, who are music lovers and teachers, current and former Board of Education members, and to anyone else who loves music for its beauty and how it enriches our lives.

PPS - Here's a famous quote that says a lot in so few words.

                 Without Music, life would be a mistake

        I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance

      And those who were seen Dancing were thought to be insane

                By those who could not hear the Music

                            Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900

THURSDAY, November 6, 2014

THIS SHOULD BE A NO-BRAINER.  BUT, GIVEN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH "NO BRAINS" TODAY, IT IS OFFERED AS "NEWS".

GS

NEW HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL!!

Listen to the young people, F-this, F-that, and nary anyone will step up and correct them- even with wife and kids in tow!

FINALLY - - Someone in the teaching profession had the courage to set the standards so badly needed NOW. 


New high school principal 

We watched high school principal Dennis Prager of Colorado , along with Sara Palin and Tom Brokaw on TV a couple of weeks ago....what a dynamic, down to earth speaker. Even though Palin and Brokaw were also guest speakers they did little but nod and agree with him. This is the guy that should be running for President in 2016
 

A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give. 
By Dennis Prager . 
  

To the students and faculty of our high school: 
  

I am your new principal, and honored to be so. 
There is no greater calling than to teach young people. 

  

I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country. 
  

First ,
this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity. I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white. I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships. The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity -- your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school will care about is American. 

  

This is an American public school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans. If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial or religious identity through school, you will have to go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity, race and non-American nationality-based celebrations. They undermine the motto of America , one of its three central values -- E pluribus Unum, "from many, one." And this school will be guided by America 's values. This includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities. This includes race, language, religion, sexual orientation or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness. 
  

Your clubs will be based on interests and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism -- an unhealthy preoccupation with the self -- while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, carpentry and more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic, racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you. 
  

Second , I am uninterested in whether English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The English language has united America 's citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at this school. It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country. And if you leave this school without excellent English language skills, I would be remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully compete in the American job market. We will learn other languages here -- it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English -- but if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your school. 
  

Third , because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor , everything in this school will reflect learning's elevated status. This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for church or school. These people have their priorities backward. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school. 
  

Fourth , no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property -- whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events. If you can't speak without using the f -word, you can't speak. By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission, plus epithets such as "Nigger," even when used by one black student to address another black, or "bitch," even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene. 
  

Fifth , we will end all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way -- the way people attained it until decided otherwise a generation ago -- by earning it. One immediate consequence is that there will be one valedictorian, not eight. 
  

Sixth , and last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming. No more semesters will be devoted to condom wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue... There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual or not Christian. We will have failed if any one of you graduates this school and does not consider him or herself inordinately fortunate -- to be alive and to be an American. 
  

Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country. As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will hand them out to you.


WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014

RR#1

HURRAY! There's now a bounding pulse. The patient is going to live!

GS


Tuesday teed up for GOP, but will it deliver a win? - TheDay.Com

RR#2

The 2014 Election results:  HURRAY!!!

GS



TUESDAY, November 4, 2014

EVIDENCE - BASED MEDICINE: WHOSE EVIDENCE? TO WHAT END?

The appropriation of a good idea to wholesale misuse by profit-oriented entities and by an acquisitive government occurred also in the 1980's with DRG'S (diagnosis - related groupings) which were developed as a clinical tool and not as an economic weapon. And such efforts have marginalized the value of hard-won clinical experience and of the importance of the doctor-patient relationship in the healing process.

GS


A Skeptic's View on Evidence-Based Medicine - Annals of Long-Term Care


MONDAY, November 3, 2014

Not for nothing is Charles Krauthammer a physician. He has his finger precisely on the pulse of America. NOTHING WORKS! But will the flat-lining people allow CPR to bring them back through sensible voting tomorrow? Stay tuned.

GS


Tuesday teed up for GOP, but will it deliver a win? - TheDay.Com


SATURDAY and SUNDAY, November 1 and 2, 2014

FROM CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE, via Huffington Post, November 2, 2014:

"The Church under Pope Francis is like a ship without a rudder".
Cardinal Burke, did you not get the memo?  The Pope is the Vicar of Christ on Earth, not the "first among equals."

GS



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