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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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FRIDAY, August 31, 2018

RR#1

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: MORE.
No brag; just fact.

GS

Senator John McCain: An American Patriot

RR#2

THE VIETNAM WAR: A DOCUMENTARY BY KEN BURNS:
MY COMMENTARY ON THAT “POLICE ACTION” AND ON ITS CONTINUING AFTERMATH.

Worse and more consequential than the Civil War, the Vietnam War was a disaster while in progress…and one that has had long-lasting effects that hobble this nation to the present time. Those of us who lived through it and who have lived with its effects since then need no reminder about the veracity of this opinion. Those who have not would benefit from viewing all of the episodes of Burns’ 2017 documentary.

What follows is my personal review of that documentary, of its historical facts, of the consequences during the last 45 years, and of the tears and rage that effort produced in me in the process.
  1. Vietnam and its people had been through centuries of efforts to gain freedom and independence from outsiders. The French colonization began in the 1860’s, the most recent and nearly century-long challenge to that goal. Those efforts continued after WW l, when a young Ho Chi Minh tried to get President Wilson’s attention to apply the President’s high-sounding statements to block further colonization. He was afforded no contact and no help. It was then that Ho embraced Communism as possibly a better way to obtain freedom for his people from French colonization.
  2. World War II, with the Japanese and Chinese designs on Viet Nam and on all of Indochina, was followed by French President De Gaulle’s threatening a reluctant President Truman that he would join the Soviet sphere if Truman did not support France’s continued colonization after the war. Then came the great French defeat by the Vietnamese in 1954.
  3. Then came a succession of U.S. Presidents (Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon) who serially lied to the American People regarding the disastrous effects our “police action” was having on the Vietnamese people and also on our nation. The rationale for these actions was the “Domino Effect” that the ever – expanding Communist Russia and China seemed to have settled into. Had the proposition been brought honestly to the American People, they would likely have agreed to that rationale…so long as they were keep apprised of the “action’s “ progress, effects and likely outcome. None of that took place, while our “leaders” lied and lied for years, as the increasing disaster unfolded.  That was the level of confidence that our leaders had on the American People. The “dissembling miscreants” included Secretary of Defense McNamara, General Westmoreland, Henry Kissinger, and many others.
  4. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese were subjected to wholesale destruction at the hands of corrupt national leaders, by constant invasion by Communist Viet Cong supported by Communist China and Russia…and by increasingly deadly but feckless American military action committed to their “salvation” beginning in 1960. The result was over 50,000 American military deaths, over 2 million Vietnamese deaths, the destruction of South Vietnam, and its loss – as well as of much of Indochina to the Communists. It also resulted in the violent divisions of Americans and their radicalization at home, the massive introduction of a Drug Culture, many tens of thousands of “walking wounded” since then, the general loss of faith in government – and in authority in general. Lingering effects include devaluation of family life, a return of racism, a broad sense of “entitlement” without corresponding personal responsibility, a debasement of public education and internal deep political divisions that enabled the rise of terrorism, 9-11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Isis, and a recent President who worked toward the enfeeblement of America vis a vis the rest of the world.
  5. The Vietnam War was a disaster worse for America than the Civil War. It brings to mind the increasingly effective invasions of the Germanic “hords” into the Rome of antiquity and the serial insanity of some of its Emperors, leading to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. That took over 400 years. We are half – way there, if we do not embrace the efforts of our current transparent and effective outsider to
Make America Great Again.
George A. Sprecace., M.D., J.D.

RR#3

ENJOY "HOOKING UP" INDISCRIMINATELY AS PART OF THE SOCIAL SCENE?
YOU DUMMIES!
Read the Linked article: "STDs Reach Record Levels in CT, Early Data Show", by Jake Kara and MacKenzie Rigg, in ctmirror.org, August 30, 2018.
Then "Google" Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis. Read about Herpes for "extra credit". Then see if you "enjoy".

GS

RR#4

ABOUT CIVILIAN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND PAY INCREASES...
Even if the Federal Government is not yet a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Employees, as is true in Connecticut, the Administrative arm of the Federal Government has become an unelected and poorly supervised law-maker, apart from the framework of our U.S. Constitution.
This needs to change. Whether President Trump is the best approach or not, it is at least a start, together with the Presidential mandate to reduce regulations.(See The Day, Aug. 30, 2018).

GS

RR#5

IS THIS BECOMING ANOTHER VIETNAM?
See "WAR WITHOUT END", by C.J. Chivers, in NYTimes Magazine, August 12, 2018.
Then see my recent article on the Vietnam War and its lingering effects, in this section and in the "State of the Union" section of my web site.
If the Taliban MUST BE DEFEATED to insure the peace and stability of that part of the world, then the only way to achieve that is by forcing Pakistan to STOP SUPPORTING THEM. Otherwise, this is another quagmire that America can not afford, in both human and economic terms.
Is our government telling us "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth" this time. Or is America facing another bunch of "dissembling miscreants" as in the 1960's?

GS

RR#6

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT CHUCK SCHUMER'S MENTAL STATE,

but I do respect facts. And so should you.

GS

One number just sent Chuck Schumer into a nervous breakdown

RR#7

TO ALL OF YOU LEFTISTS OUT THERE:
"YOU WANT THE TRUTH? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH."

AP sources: Lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

GS

Obama Is Furious After This Deep State Agent Sold Him Out Behind Closed Doors

THURSDAY through THURSDAY, August 23 through 30, 2018

RR#1

ON PRESIDENT TRUMP: THIS IS THE REAL NEWS.

GS

Trump Keeps Winning and Winning and Winning

RR#2

GOD'S PALETTE.

GS

The Grand Canyon of Arizona

RR#3

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN:

Complex. A Hero, not because he was captured and suffered greatly in prison, but because of how that experience finally focused his subsequent life according to his own direction and to his nation's benefit.

I only wish that he had left this life with Charity, rather than with carefully composed instructions for his funeral arrangements that included "thumbs down" to perceived antagonists. (See the related article in the NYTimes, Aug. 30, 2018). (See also the article linked below).
REST IN PEACE, finally.

GS

Inside John McCain's Journey From Annapolis to the Hanoi Hilton: How He Became a Prisoner of War


WEDNESDAY, August 22, 2018

"MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH",
did you see President Trump at Charleston, West Virginia?
This is a real and really effective leader, for a change. The People value that greatly.

GS

Dershowitz: We're a long way from tolling bells for Trump

TUESDAY, August 21, 2018

RR#1

...AND IT'S GETTING WORSE, MUCH WORSE.
Insurance companies and government regulations are interfering more and more with our ability to take care of our patients.

GS

Doctor Shortages Explode Thanks To ObamaCare  Who Could Have Predicted That?

RR#2

That's Great!
A Fine Woman. A real Mensch.
And thanks to you, your mother and I had a memorable meeting with her backstage after her show at Foxwoods. I'm looking at the photo of the three of us on the wall right now. And she was also very complementary of you in working with her and with her daughter at "E".

Joan Rivers, Rest in Peace.

GS



MONDAY, August 20, 2018

RR#1

CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBAL WARMING, ETC.
We still don't know what we don't know. Stay tuned.

GS

An underwater Irish canyon is sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere

RR#2

"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"

GS

Mueller’s Fatal Mistake

SUNDAY, August 19, 2018

RR#1

NEW POSSIBLE TREATMENT FOR FOOD ALLERGIES: XOLAIR.
Keep an eye on this.

GS

Xolair Designated Breakthrough Therapy for Food Allergies

RR#2

FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP TO NEW LONDON...OR JUST A WALK DOWNTOWN.

GS

The Eagle has landed: Time for a New London visit

RR#3

SO MANY OPINIONS. SO LITTLE TIME.
After all, I'm still conducting a busy medical practice: 61 years and counting.

So, here's another edition of Pot Pourri, with only general references.
•    In ctmirror.org, an interesting and reliable on-line publication: about low-scoring schools improving when they extend their school days. "WHO WUDDA THUNK IT?"
•    In The Day, about maintaining New London schools: To the City Council and the School Board...YOU'RE ON THE SAME TEAM! Stop the stupid bickering.
•    A recent Editorial in The Day, about henceforth requiring names for comments. "The boss is going to fire you...?" In this nasty, vituperative, despotic Leftist climate we are in, "You bet your sweet bippy". Don't be naive.
•    A recent article in The Day, about Seniors and driving. You addressed half of the story. Now write about the younger (18-50+) jerks who always speed, who run red lights, who cut in and out of heavy traffic, who never heard of "common courtesy of the road" (or anywhere else), and whose car mufflers' decibels are inversely related to their engine power. Meanwhile, I have the hardest graders: my kids.
•    Mike DiMauro's recent article in The Day about Tiger Woods. On point, but you didn't comment on "the roar of the grease-paint, the smell of the crowd" as soon as a notable falls from his perch.
•    In ctmirror.org, the recent Ct. Supreme Court ruling that religious institutions must litigate their claims of immunity in a specific "case or controversy". Expensive, yes. Fair, yes.
•    In The Day and also in ctmirror.org recently: "We Will Not Shut Up". We don't want you to shut up. We just want you to be fair and even-handed and non-partisan. Is that too much to ask? And, by the way, your professionalism as Journalists and your long-term credibility with the  People entirely depend on it. You might start with the NYTimes.

GS

RR#4

VERY INTERESTING: MORE ON "TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME"

GS

This Never Trumper’s potential ties to the phony Russia dossier were just exposed

RR#5

MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE: NO SIMPLE FIX.
Check out my web site section entitled "The Arctic And Global Warming" section for a continuing collection of related articles.

GS

Climate Changes Long-Term Fix Has a Short-Term Cost

RR#6

A LESSON FROM THE FRONT: VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE IS CHEAPER THAN REAL LIFE.
It also helps in a real-life situation.
1) THINK, DON'T EMOTE.
2) PRAY.
3) CHOOSE A PLAN.
4) FOLLOW THAT PLAN...UNLESS IT NEEDS TO CHANGE.
5)THINK AGAIN. DON'T EMOTE.
6) REPEAT THE ABOVE.
Of course, not getting into the situation is much better. An "accident" is most often not a sudden and random event. Engineers talk about an "accident cacade" of several prior unwise actions that led directly to the "accident".

GS

Father, son drive through forest inferno as they try to exit Glacier National Park

WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY, August 15 through 18, 2018

RR#1

PLUM ISLAND, IN LONG ISLAND SOUND.
Please work and contribute toward its retention in the public domain as a Nature Conservancy.

GS

Federal government will conduct new environmental study on Plum Island

RR#2

About the Catholic Church and its scandals.
The attached is an excellent Editorial on the subject.

I have been literally scandalized on only one occasion in my life. That was when Bernard Law, fresh from massive scandals in Boston, was "honored" at a ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Norwich, CT. attended by scores of bishops from throughout the nation...on his way to an apparent promotion in Rome.

The point is aptly made in the Editorial that now corrective action must be spearheaded by the Laity, "The Body of the Church".

What the Clergy and the Magisterium must do is to reconsider the "discipline" (not a doctrine) of celibacy for priests. This is undermining the Priesthood, just as the insistence on "the unitive function of sex" regarding even committed married couples has undermined the Laity - in numbers and in faithfulness.

Is Pope Francis, a breath of fresh air and Hope, himself becoming compromised by his surroundings and its occupants?

GS

A scandal in the deepest sense

RR#3

HERE IS ANOTHER RELEVANT ARTICLE BY NEWT GINGRICH.
The Democratic Party, increasingly co-opted by the insane Left, is becoming increasingly radioactive for Independents...and even for their Black constituency, as reflected in recent reliable polls.

GS

The Democrats Have No Idea What Demons They Are Unleashing

RR#4

"CONSERVATIVE VERSUS LIBERAL:
Have we reached the stage of irreconcilable differences?"

So begins a very rational analysis that crystallizes the differences between the "Weltshauung" of these increasingly polarized points of view.
My proposed treatment, however, would involve not divorce which was addressed in the Civil War, but rather a return to a Republican form of government, with individual States choosing their own paths. These would always be under the same central Government, although a Government that actually obeyed the 10th Amendment of our Constitution.

GS

A Trial Separation - John Jensen (PDF)

MONDAY and TUESDAY, August 13 and 14, 2018

FORGET THE SPY NOVELS. THIS IS REAL.
Stay tuned...

GS

Russian Collusion: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, August 11 and 12, 2018

ATTA BOYS...AND GIRLS OF  THE NEW LONDON DAY
 for publishing three items in the August 12, 2018 edition.
1) The excellent reply of Ron Rando to the off-the-mark prior letter of Donald Donila. (Perspective, pB3.)
2) The new policy of requiring author names to accompany on-line comments...and now allowing comments to Letters to the Editor.
3) The Letter Linked below.
The "Democrats" of today are off-the-wall, certainly not the Democratic Party of which I was a member and office-holder between 1964 and 1990. GET A GRIP...and get a platform of policies and positions that you can support...other than blind and incoherent obstructionism. You are in danger of becoming totally irrelevant. And that would not be good for this democracy.

GS

Not the Democrats of yesteryear

FRIDAY, August 10, 2018

FUNNY...
except I guess I'm not "a real smart person".

GS

Automobile Air Conditioner

To:   The Goldberg Brothers - The Inventors of the Automobile Air Conditioner:

Here's a little fact for automotive buffs, or just to dazzle your friends.
The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Max, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946 , the temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees.
 
The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford's office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter.
 
Henry was curious and invited them into his office.
 
They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car.
 
They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 degrees, turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off immediately.
 
The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent.
 
The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, 'The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,' on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed.
 
Now old man Ford was more than just a little anti-Jewish, and there was no way he was going to put the Goldberg's name on two million Fords.
 
They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and that just their first names would be shown.
 
And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show -- 
 
Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max -- on the dashboard
 
A real smart person would have been suspicious when they first saw those names.   
 
This is what happens when you are retired and have too much time on your hands!

THURSDAY, August 9, 2018

NOW HEAR THIS!

GS

What Tuesday's primaries prove about Trump's power at the polls


WEDNESDAY, August 8, 2018

RR#1

"YOUNG PHYSICIANS...."
They don't know what they don't know.
But go ahead: study it...while you grow up professionally.

GS

Once its greatest foes, doctors are embracing single-payer

RR#2

PHYSICIANS, MENTAL HEALTH, SUICIDE: WHAT TO DO?
A physician does not achieve a medical degree and beyond as a "weak sister".
He or she is healthy, strong in body and mind, and resilient.
And he is observed, monitored and evaluated constantly for many years by his peers, who are usually the most strict "markers" of fellow physicians.
So what's going on? The answer should be obvious to anyone who follows this Rapid Response section or the Health Alerts section of this web site.
What to do?
What not to expect is for an affected physician to formally report his problems to his superiors or to the State Medical Board, actions which could cost him his license to practice Medicine - after decades of preparation.
What should be available is for a colleague to offer to help / mentor a fellow physician who in most cases just needs to talk and to vent to someone who can relate to his problems and concerns - in strictest confidence. That would help greatly. And it would also help achieve the kind of doctor - patient relationship that could allow the mentor to guide his patient toward further help. Try it.

GS

Doctors Reckon With High Rate of Suicide in Their Ranks

RR#3

WHEN MEN WERE MEN...AND THEIR LADIES SUPPORTED THEM.

GS

COMPARE WITH HOLLYWOOD TODAY!!!!!!!!

George Gobel comedian taught fighter pilots, I believe it was in Oklahoma. 
Johnny Carson made a big deal about it once on the Tonight Show, to which George said, "The Japs didn't get past us!"

Sterling Hayden, US Marines and OSS.  Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia.

James Stewart, US Army Air Corps.  Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.

Ernest Borgnine, US Navy.  Gunners Mate 1c, destroyer USS Lamberton.

Ed McMahon, US Marines.  Fighter Pilot.  (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)

Telly Savalas, US Army

Walter Matthau, US Army Air Corps., B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.

Steve Forrest, US Army  Wounded, Battle of the Bulge.

Jonathan Winters, USMC  Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard.  Anti-aircraft gunner, Battle of Okinawa.

Paul Newman, US Navy Rear seat gunner/radioman, torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill.

Kirk Douglas, US Navy.  Sub-chaser in the Pacific.  Wounded in action and medically discharged.

Robert Mitchum, US Army.

Dale Robertson, US Army.  Tank Commander in North Africa under Patton.  Wounded twice.  Battlefield Commission.

Henry Fonda, US Navy.  Destroyer USS Satterlee.

John Carroll, US Army Air Corps.  Pilot in North Africa.  Broke his back in a crash.

Lee Marvin US Marines.  Sniper.  Wounded in action on Saipan.  Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Sec. 7A next to Greg Boyington and Joe Louis.

Art Carney, US Army.  Wounded on Normandy beach, D-Day.  Limped for the rest of his life.

Wayne Morris, US Navy fighter pilot, USS Essex.  Downed seven Japanese fighters.

Rod Steiger, US Navy.  Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid.

Tony Curtis, US Navy.  Sub tender USS Proteus.  In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan.

Larry Storch.  US Navy.  Sub tender USS Proteus with Tony Curtis.

Forrest Tucker, US Army.  Enlisted as a private, rose to Lieutenant.

Robert Montgomery, US Navy.

George Kennedy, US Army.  Enlisted after Pearl Harbor, stayed in sixteen years.

Mickey Rooney, US Army under Patton.  Bronze Star.

Denver Pyle, US Navy.  Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal.  Medically discharged.

Burgess Meredith, US Army Air Corps.

DeForest Kelley, US Army Air Corps.

Robert Stack, US Navy.  Gunnery Officer.

Neville Brand, US Army, Europe.  Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Tyrone Power, US Marines.  Transport pilot in the Pacific Theater.

Charlton Heston, US Army Air Corps.  Radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-25, Aleutians.

Danny Aiello, US Army.  Lied about his age to enlist at 16.  Served three years.

James Arness, US Army.  As an infantryman, he was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy.

Efram Zimbalist, Jr., US Army.  Purple Heart for a severe wound received at Huertgen Forest.

Mickey Spillane, US Army Air Corps, Fighter Pilot and later Instructor Pilot..

Rod Serling.  US Army.  11th Airborne Division in the Pacific.  He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in Manila.

Gene Autry, US Army Air Corps.  Crewman on transports that ferried supplies over "The Hump" in the China-Burma-India Theater.

William Holden, US Army Air Corps.

Alan Hale Jr, US Coast Guard.

Russell Johnson, US Army Air Corps.  B-24 crewman who was awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in the Philippines

William Conrad, US Army Air Corps.  Fighter Pilot.

Jack Klugman, US Army.

Frank Sutton, US Army.  Took part in 14 assault landings, including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan and Corregidor.

Jackie Coogan, US Army Air Corps.  Volunteered for gliders and flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.

Tom Bosley, US Navy.

Claude Akins, US Army.  Signal Corps., Burma and the Philippines.

Chuck Connors, US Army  Tank-warfare instructor.

Harry Carey Jr., US Navy.

Mel Brooks, US Army.  Combat Engineer.  Saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.

Robert Altman, US Army Air Corps.  B-24 Co-Pilot.

Pat Hingle, US Navy.  Destroyer USS Marshall

Fred Gwynne, US Navy.  Radioman.

Karl Malden, US Army Air Corps.  8th Air Force, NCO.

Earl Holliman.  US Navy.  Lied about his age to enlist.  Discharged after a year when they Navy found out.

Rock Hudson, US Navy.  Aircraft mechanic, the Philippines.

Harvey Korman, US Navy

Aldo Ray.  US Navy.  UDT frogman, Okinawa.

Don Knotts, US Army, Pacific Theater.

Don Rickles, US Navy aboard USS Cyrene.

Harry Dean Stanton, US Navy.  Served aboard an LST in the Battle of Okinawa.

Soupy Sales, US Navy.  Served on USS Randall in the South Pacific.

Lee Van Cleef, US Navy  Served aboard a sub chaser then a mine sweeper

Clifton James, US Army, South Pacific.  Was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.

Ted Knight, US Army, Combat Engineers.

Jack Warden, US Navy, 1938-1942, then US Army, 1942-1945.  101st Airborne Division.

Don Adams.  US Marines.  Wounded on Guadalcanal, then served as a Drill Instructor.

James Gregory, US Navy and US Marines.

Brian Keith, US Marines.  Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless dive-bombers.

Fess Parker, US Navy and US Marines.  Booted from pilot training for being too tall, joined Marines as a radio operator.

Charles Durning.  US Army.  Landed at Normandy on D-Day..  Shot multiple times. 
Awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Survived Malmedy Massacre.

Raymond Burr, US Navy.  Shot in the stomach on Okinawa and medically discharged.

Hugh O’Brian, US Marines.

Robert Ryan, US Marines

Eddie Albert, US Coast Guard.  Bronze Star with Combat V for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft during the invasion of Tarawa.

Clark Gable, US Army Air Corps.  B-17 gunner over Europe.

Charles Bronson, US Army Air Corps.  B-29 gunner, wounded in action.

Peter Graves, US Army Air Corps.

Buddy Hackett, US Army anti-aircraft gunner.

Victor Mature, US Coast Guard.

Jack Palance, US Army Air Corps.  Severely injured bailing out of a burning B-24 bomber.

Robert Preston, US Army Air Corps.  Intelligence Officer

Cesar Romero, US Coast Guard.  Coast Guard.  Participated in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transport USS Cavalier.

Norman Fell, US Army Air Corps., Tail Gunner, Pacific Theater.

Jason Robards, US Navy  was aboard heavy cruiser USS Northampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal.  Also served on the USS Nashville during the invasion of the Philippines, surviving a kamikaze hit that caused 223 casualties.

Steve Reeves, US Army, Philippines.

Dennis Weaver, US Navy  Pilot.

Robert Taylor, US Navy  Instructor Pilot.

Randolph Scott.  Tried to enlist in the Marines but was rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, World War 1.

Ronald Reagan.  US Army.  Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry Reserves before the war.  His poor eyesight kept him from being sent overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air Corps Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.

John Wayne.  Declared "4F medically unfit" due to pre-existing injuries, he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times (Army, Navy and Film Corps.)  so he gets honorable mention.

RR#4

YES...YOU: "GET A LIFE".

GS

Great story Military Town, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

 Eglin Joint Base Command located near Ft. Walton, Florida, is presently
 the largest Military Complex in the world and encompasses a large contingent
of  Air Force units, Naval Warfare units, and the 7th Army Special Forces and
6th Army Rangers.
 My home is exactly 5 miles outside the main gate of Eglin AFB.
 Most folks in the USA don't live in a Military Town, with lots of guys in
 uniform walking the streets and jets overhead daily. They go on with
 their lives unaware of what a Military Town is all about. And that's OK... but
 I want to share with you what it's like to live in a Military Town. We see
guys in uniform all the time, we have state of the art, high-performance
aircraft in the air nearby all day long. We hear the SOUND OF FREEDOM
when an F-22 or F-35 streaks over the house... and we read in the local paper,
some times daily, but at least weekly, of the loss of one of our own in
combat in the Middle East.

 And that is what brings me to the reason for this email.
 Staff Sergeant Mark DeAlencar was 37 years old, had a family and was a
 Green Beret with the 7th Army Special Forces stationed here in the Fort Walton
 area. He was killed on April 8, 2017, while fighting Islamic State in
 eastern Afghanistan. In January of 2017, he was deployed for the second
 time to Afghanistan. He promised his adopted daughter, Octavia, that he
 would be home for her High School Graduation. He didn't make it. But she
 went to graduation anyway. And in the audience were eighty (80) US Army,
 7th Special Forces soldiers from her dad's unit in full Parade Dress
 Uniform. Additionally, they brought THEIR FAMILIES to be with them, as
 well.

 And as Octavia ascended the steps to the stage to receive her diploma THEY
 ALL SILENTLY STOOD UP.. And when she was presented her diploma they ALL CHEERED, CLAPPED, WHISTLED... and YES, CRIED. Everyone in attendance then stood up and cried and cheered. Octavia had graduated and yes she had lost her Dad... but she had 80 other DADS to stand there with her and take his  place. I just wanted to share this moment with you... and remind you that  THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN A MILITARY TOWN. This is the real America we all love... and I'm proud to be part of it. May God bless our men in uniform and their families who give so much.

 (Take a second to pass this along to someone you know. It's the least we
 can do for Octavia and SSgt Mark DeAlencar, 7th Special Forces, United
 States Army.)

 And to those do-nothing, accomplishment-less, shameless, punk sports
 figures who are so proud of their juvenile "take-a-knee" crap... Get a LIFE!

MONDAY and TUESDAY, August 6 and 7, 2018

RR#1

AND NOW, WHERE IS THE COUNTER-POINT?
With the environmental and human activity changes proposed and inferred by this study, the world's people would kill each other in the frying pan long before the fire arrived.

GS

Study warns of looming potential for runaway global warming

RR#2

BUYING HEALTH INSURANCE.
This is called "choice", "supply and demand", and "a free market".
Of course the Health Insurance swamp is against it, just as it has been against that other common sense product: the Health Savings Account.

GS

Trump Throws A Life Belt To People Who Buy Their Own Health Insurance

RR#3

MIKE, YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS.
A Free Press is critical to a Free Society.
A biased Press promotes dis-information, which is dis-believed  - eventually together with true information...a perfect climate for despotism.
Any good journalist concerned about the direction of his or her Profession must first
Confess your sins;
then Repent;
then "Do No More".
Until then, a large swath of American mainstream Journalism has become
"an enemy of the people", for the reason expressed above.

GS

We are the enemy of the people, except when you need us

RR#4

REGARDING OBESITY: BEWARE..."FAT-HEAD" NOW HAS A NEW MEANING.

GS

Belly fat linked to cognitive decline


SUNDAY, August 5, 2018

BINGO!
This is THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH...
about physicians, the Medical Profession and the patients they find it increasingly difficult to care for properly.
This could only have been written by a Good Doctor. THANK YOU.

GS

Physicians aren’t ‘burning out.’ They’re suffering from moral injury

SATURDAY, August 4, 2018

RR#1

HEALTH CARE COSTS AND DELIVERY:
Once again Newt Gingrich is SPOT-ON!

See the many articles by me and by others, posted in various sections of my web site over the decades and continuing. This problem is SOLUBLE.

GS

Health Care is the Economy

RR#2

JUST SO YOU KNOW: THE DEMOCRATIC ANIMUS AGAINST JUDGE KAVANAUGH GOES BACK A LONG WAY.
And his further and continuing professional development as a Jurist comes forward a long way.
His nomination, if decided on the merits..." NOLO CONTENDERE".
GS.
From The New York Times: The Partisan Battle Brett Kavanaugh Now Regrets The Supreme Court nominee, despite his own doubts, left his Washington law firm to rejoin the investigation into President Bill Clintons affair with Monica Lewinsky.

GS

The Partisan Battle Brett Kavanaugh Now Regrets

RR#3

JUST SO YOU KNOW: THE DEMOCRATIC ANIMUS AGAINST JUDGE KAVANAUGH GOES BACK A LONG WAY.
And his



FRIDAY, August 3, 2018

FYI.

GS

On Friday, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees.
The report also said that Trump decided not to take a dime of his salary; instead he donated it to an amazing cause! See below
The report also showed that President Trump is far better at saving money than Obama was. The total annual White House salaries under Trump are $35.8 million vs. $60.9 million under Obama, a savings of $25.1 million. Here are some other key findings:
There are 140 fewer employees on White House staff under Trump than under Obama at this point in their respective presidencies.
Thirty-nine fewer staffers are also dedicated to The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS). Currently, there are only five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump vs. forty-four staffers who served Michelle Obama (FY2009)
However, it's what the report said Trump did with this salary that has everyone talking.
Instead of taking his salary, Trump donated all $400,000 to the Department of the Interior where it will be used for construction and repair needs at military cemeteries! AMAZING! It's so great to have a President who loves our brave military men and women so much!
Oh, and where's the media coverage of this? That's right, they don't cover anything decent that the President does...

WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, August 1 and 2, 2018

PAYING FOR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY: THE MACRO AND THE MICRO.
Let's start with the MACRO...and with the obvious.

"Yes, the government should help those in need; but there is no fundamental reason that your and my health care and insurance must be so screwed up to achieve that goal".
So ends a recent article by John H. Cochrane entitled: "The Tax-And-Spend Health-Care Solution (WSJ July 30, 2018, Opinion, pA17. The author compares the current Health Care payment experience nation-wide with our experience with national telephone service and with national air service before and after finally producing a rational solution. Of course, why these vital and massive services were "so screwed up" was because businesses with great political clout wanted great profit - without competition. And our fearless leaders obliged. The same is true now - and for decades - with the Health Care Industry.

And now onto the MICRO. See: "The GOP's Clean Bills Of Health Savings" (in the same edition of WSJ, Editorial, pA16). As I have been writing for decades on this web-site and in the lay press, Health Savings Accounts have been a logical solution for decades...and have been thwarted for decades by the same organizations with great clout and by their wholly-owned subsidiary, the Government. And we are all, providers as well as consumers of health care, getting screwed!

GS



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