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Archive for October 16, 2011

Our Future Health Under Obamacare

We have seen the disdain and disregard that the Obama administration has for both the elderly and the disabled. It doesn’t take much to extrapolate on what will happen when our ability to pay for and obtain electricity and food become ever more limited. People that depend on electricity for such simple things as Oxygen, things that we have taken for granted for decades, are going to find it hard to obtain. Simple life saving things such a CPAP machines for sleep apnea do not function very well without electricity. And I have yet to see a battery operated humidifier for children who have Upper Repiratory Infections or any other type of breathing problem. Where do you go when you are faced with rolling blackouts or the electricity goes out for days at a time? How do you heat milk for babies if you don’t breast feed? What kind of nutrition will be available if you can’t keep your food refrigerated or cook it? These are questions that are being swept under the rug by the Obama administration and it’s compliant media. It seems that these little details are not important compared to some idealist idea of what our environment is worth. To some saving a salamander is much more important that saving human life on this planet. They consider us the cancer and the rest as warriors against us. The lack of intelligence displayed by these people in their thought process will lead to the loss of more human life than any madman in the history of the world. In Africa and South American people are being forced out of their homes and killed in the name of the environment.

These are many of the people that are the top dogs in the Obama administration. And I do use the word dogs deliberately, because unlike humans, dogs have to challenge and control those below them. They will often fight the ones they consider lessor, either into submission or death. This is just the way of life for a lot of animals. But we humans are supposed to be superior! You have to ask though, if the way the people who are in this administration and their followers, the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd, really are superior to dogs? They sleep in their own feces, dogs don’t generally do that unless they are sick.  They live off the dregs and rarely attempt to provide for themselves, dogs will hunt when they are hungry. And these people don’t have sense enough to get out of the weather, dogs know when they have it good and appreciate it.

But back to our future under Obama, I found this article this morning from the Telegraph that should scare every American out there, even those dregs that are protesting people providing jobs, OWS. Please take the time to read the whole thing:

Elderly patients condemned to early death by secret use of do not resuscitate orders

Elderly patients are being condemned to an early death by hospitals making secret use of “do not resuscitate” orders, an investigation has found.

Elderly patients condemned to early death by secret use of do not resuscitate orders

Laura Donnelly

By , and Alastair Jamieson

7:04PM BST 15 Oct 2011

he orders – which record an advance decision that a patient’s life should not be saved if their heart stops – are routinely being applied without the knowledge of the patient or their relatives.

On one ward, one-third of DNR orders were issued without consultation with the patient or their family, according to the NHS‘s own records. At another hospital, junior doctors freely admitted that the forms were filled out by medical teams without the involvement of patients or relatives.

Under medical guidelines, the orders should only be issued after senior staff have discussed the matter with the patient’s family. A form, signed by two doctors, is then placed in the patient’s notes to record what decision was taken.

The findings emerged in spot checks of 100 hospitals undertaken by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), an official watchdog, earlier this year.

A charity for the elderly said the disclosures were evidence of “euthanasia by the backdoor,” with potentially-lethal notices being placed on the files of patients simply because they were old and frail.

Although at least five hospitals were found by the CQC to be in breach of medical guidance regarding consultation with families, the watchdog declared four of the five to be “compliant” with its standards on dignity for patients, which cover broader aspects of care.

In a national report published about the checks last week, the CQC made no mention of its findings about the misuse of DNR notices.

Action on Elder Abuse, an independent charity, carried out its own analysis of the official watchdog’s inspection reports. The charity’s findings, published today, uncover widespread evidence that patients are being left to die, without families knowing that such decisions have been taken.

Documented cases include:

* Inspectors who visited Queen Elizabeth Hospital, run by University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation trust, found no evidence that any of the patients whose files were marked DNR had been informed about the decision, nor their relatives told. The hospital’s own audit showed that in one ward, 30 per cent of cases did not involve any such conversations.

* At University Hospitals Bristol Foundation trust, there was no evidence that a DNR order placed on a patient had been discussed with the person or next of kin. A junior doctor told inspectors that they did “not tend to discuss” such decisions with families.

* At Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, run by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital trust, a patient was labelled as DNR based on old medical notes from a previous admission – despite the fact their health had improved.

* Asked how decisions to make such orders were made, staff at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation trust gave an example of an elderly person on the ward with health problems judged to make “resuscitation less appropriate”. The doctor involved did not know if the patient or an advocate had been asked for an opinion, or told that the notice had been imposed.

* At Conquest Hospital, run by East Sussex Healthcare trust, incomplete DNR forms were placed on patients’ files – without their involvement, or the two doctors’ signatures required to validate them. The hospital was the only one of the five to fail CQC’s basic standards on dignity and respect of patients.

Hospitals are not supposed to put the documents in any patients’ files until they have been filled in, in case a blank or half-completed form is mistaken for an order not to resuscitate, as a patient enters cardiac arrest.

In 2009, heart attack victim Peter Clarke was left to die at Derby Hospitals Trust after clerical staff inserted a DNR form into his notes.

Although the document was blank, nursing staff making handover notes misinterpreted it, and said the widower, who had been admitted suffering heart disease and flu-like symptoms, should not be resuscitated if his condition worsened.

When he suffered a heart attack, nurses did not call doctors to revive him. An hour too late they realised the DNR order was blank. Read the rest at: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8829350/Elderly-patients-condemned-to-early-death-by-secret-use-of-do-not-resuscitate-orders.html

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Do you remember Woolworth’s?

YES THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS. THEY ARE LONG GONE. 1957 Sandwich Menu from Woolworth‘s….
If anyone doubts what we paid for a coke and a sandwich at Woolworths
In the 1950s, here’s proof of the era we lived in.
I wondered who to send this to – who would actually remember eating at a Woolworth’s.
Isn’t it fun just to receive an e-mail that doesn’t make you crazy but just brings back good memories?
For those of you who are too young to remember. Too bad. You missed living in a wonderful time.
Can you believe it was in ENGLISH ONLY!


What I Want in a Man

What I want in a Man, Original List1. Handsome
2. Charming
3. Financially successful
4. A caring listener
5. Witty
6. In good shape
7. Dresses with style
8. Appreciates finer things
9. Full of thoughtful surprisesWhat I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 32)

1. Nice looking
2. Opens car doors, holds chairs
3. Has enough money for a nice dinner
4. Listens more than talks
5. Laughs at my jokes
6. Carries bags of groceries with ease
7. Owns at least one tie
8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal
9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 42)

1. Not too ugly
2. Doesn’t drive off until I’m in the car
3. Works steady – splurges on dinner out occasionally
4. Nods head when I’m talking
5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes
6. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture
7. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach
8. Knows not to buy champagne with screw-top lids
9. Remembers to put the toilet seat down
10. Shaves most weekends

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 52)

1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed
2. Doesn’t belch or scratch in public
3. Doesn’t borrow money too often
4. Doesn’t nod off to sleep when I’m venting
5 Doesn’t re-tell the same joke too many times
6. Is in good enough shape to get off the couch on weekends
7. Usually wears matching socks and fresh underwear
8. Appreciates a good TV dinner
9. Remembers your name on occasion
10. Shaves some weekends

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 62)

1. Doesn’t scare small children
2. Remembers where bathroom is
3. Doesn’t require much money for upkeep
4. Only snores lightly when asleep
5. Remembers why he’s laughing
6. Is in good enough shape to stand up by himself
7. Usually wears some clothes
8. Likes soft foods
9. Remembers where he left his teeth
10. Remembers that it’s the weekend

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 72) 

1.   BREATHING 
2.  DOESN’T MISS THE TOILET

KEEP READING, THERE’S MORE BELOW

AFTER  BEING MARRIED FOR 44 YEARS, I TOOK A
CAREFUL  LOOK AT MY WIFE ONE  DAY  AND SAID,
“Darling, 44 YEARS AGO WE HAD A CHEAP APARTMENT,
A CHEAP  CAR,  SLEPT ON A SOFA BED AND WATCHED
A 10-INCH BLACK  AND WHITE TV, BUT I GOT  TO SLEEP
EVERY NIGHT WITH A HOT 25-YEAR-OLD  GIRL.
NOW I HAVE A $500,000.00 HOME, A $45,000.00 CAR,
NICE BIG BED AND PLASMA SCREEN TV, BUT I’M SLEEPING
WITH A 65-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.  IT SEEMS TO ME THAT
YOU’RE NOT HOLDING UP YOUR SIDE OF THINGS.”

MY WIFE IS A VERY REASONABLE WOMAN.  SHE TOLD
ME TO GO OUT AND FIND A HOT 25-YEAR-OLD GAL,
AND SHE WOULD MAKE SURE THAT I WOULD ONCE
AGAIN BE LIVING IN A CHEAP APARTMENT, DRIVING
A CHEAP CAR, SLEEPING ON A SOFA BED AND WATCHING
A 10-INCH BLACK AND WHITE  TV. 

AREN’T OLDER WOMEN GREAT? THEY REALLY KNOW
HOW TO SOLVE YOUR MID-LIFE CRISIS.

SEND THIS TO THE WOMEN WHO WILL ENJOY
READING IT, AND TO THE MEN WHO CAN HANDLE IT!!!

h/t Elleen


Sweet Words

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into
Prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and
Trying to lift himself up by the handle.
— Winston Churchill