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More than half of doctors across the UK have backed controversial measures to withhold treatment to smokers and the obese.
According to a new survey around 54 per cent of those who took part said the NHS should have the right to deny non-emergency treatments to those who fail to lose weight or kick their smoking habits.
Members of the networking website doctors.net.uk were asked ‘Should the NHS be allowed to refuse non-emergency treatments to patients unless they lose weight or stop smoking?’
And although the poll was optional 593 of the 1,096 doctors who participated answered yes.
Uh huh. I see. Well, let’s look a little closer, shall we? The original Hippocratic Oath was quite lengthy, so I won’t copy and paste it here. It’s the oldest binding oath in history. Note the word….BINDING! Obviously, a lot of things have changed since ancient Greece, and the oath which I thought ALL doctors too upon getting their license was still valid.
The modern version (which, yes, I AM copying and pasting):
I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.
I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.
I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
Did I miss something? Isn’t this oath just as binding as the ancient oath of Hippocrates? So, since doctors now feel they can withhold treatment of the obese and smokers, what’s next? Being overweight just might not be a matter of eating too much, but rather a genetic issue, or caused by some medical problem. There are medications which pack on the pounds no matter what you eat, or don’t eat. I should know…I’ve taken some of those meds. Smoking? Well, if the WHO hadn’t scrubbed their report back in the 90s about how second hand smoke was NOT as dangerous as what the ‘activist nannies’ would like you to believe, then I’d be able to link to it. (Really wish they had ‘screen shot’ back then. sigh… Or I had had the presence of mind to print it out!) Breathing today is hazardous to your health, so who’s to say that a smoker is any less worthy of treatment than a non smoker?
So, what’s next? Will they refuse treatment to gays? I mean, that is an unhealthy lifestyle. How about pregnant women? Pregnancy can also be dangerous. How about those who play sports, or drive cars, or those with allergies? Perhaps they’ll refuse to treat Muslim women because they live in a culture that can be quite hazardous to their health! How about the elderly? I mean, after all, they are going to die anyway, right? Why treat them for a broken bone, or pneumonia?
I have a much better idea. Get rid of socialized medicine, and strip those 593 so called physicians of their licenses!
“Above all, I must not play at God.”
After the scare Spud gave us, I’m thrilled to see his mouth is as big as his mother’s. I’m also glad that he and said mouth are 700 miles away. Heh.
His mom LOVED her ‘johnny jumper’, or whatever they call ‘em now. She’d stretch her legs out, twist the cords as tight as she could, or until she couldn’t reach the floor anymore, and let loose! Spun around, cackling the whole time. Then, when she stopped, she’d do it all over again. Hmmm… That might explain a great deal.
America’s Budget Crisis in Pictures
It’s pretty clear to most Americans that Washington is broken and spending money well beyond the country’s means. In fact, Sunday marked three years since the U.S. Senate last passed a budget. Getting the fiscal house in order clearly isn’t their top priority. But just how bad is the country’s spending and debt crisis? Heritage has the answer in its newly released 2012 Edition of the Federal Budget in Pictures.
Whether you’re interested in learning how fast federal spending is growing, how big the tax burden is, what debt will look like in the future, and how soon entitlement spending will implode, Heritage has the answer in easy-to-understand charts. Here’s a taste of just some of the information Federal Budget in Pictures offers:
Each American’s Share of Publicly Held Debt Is Skyrocketing
As Washington continues to spend dramatically more than it can afford, every American will be on the hook for increasing levels of debt. Without reining in spending, the amount of debt per citizen will skyrocket. In 1970, each American’s share of publicly held debt was $6,435. Today, it’s $36,267. Where will it be in 2036? Click here to see the astounding facts for yourself.
Whatever Happened To Liberals?
by J. D. Longstreet
It has been awhile since I last saw and spoke with a liberal. (I feel eyebrows lifting!)
I mean, let’s look critically at whom liberals are, and compare them to the folks who claim to be liberals today.
About a hundred years ago here in America liberalism was ” … a political theory founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority.”
Read that again. Does that sound like modern day liberals? Does it even come close to describing the folks in the US government claiming to be liberals? Not hardly!
Let’s look a bit farther.
If you haven’t watched this yet, it is well worth your time!
In Canada Free Press this morning, there is a very accurate description of Barack Hussein Obama by Sher Zieve. Just a snippet:
However, the truth is that Obama is not only the worst “president” of the United States of America (ineligible or not) but, he is arguably the most corrupt, mean-spirited, ungracious and arrogant twaddle-talking, America and American-people-hating resident of our White House whom we have ever had to suffer. What “nice man” would force you to buy something you don’t want and then take over your personal health care? What “nice man” would take away all of your energy resources (Obama is actively and systematically—as he promised—shutting down virtually ALL US coal plants and is now daily demeaning oil producers…his next target) and leave you with virtually no way to heat and cool your homes or cook? Grass and sod huts for We-the-Serfs is coming soon if the Marxists remain in power. And, what “nice guy” formulates a plan (with his wholly-owned Congress) to monitor American citizens’ (who oppose him and his subjugation plans) private calls and emails in order to make a case against anyone who openly disagrees with him (see CISPA)? What “nice man” would willingly and enthusiastically destroy the US economy in order to make his true masters even wealthier via the decimation of the American people?
I’m fairly tired of hearing what a ‘nice guy’ he is, as well. I don’t care if he likes puppies and kitties. They’re not just for lunch y’know! Hitler like dogs too. I’m sure they are/were both quite congenial to their friends. Unfortunately, the destruction wreaked by both have long term effects.
What I have seen in Obama, from the beginning, before he was selected to be POTUS, was evil. Or, rather a tool of evil. Now, I know, there were, and still are, people who say he’s the anti Christ. Well, he’s is A anti Christ, but not THE anti Christ. Anti meaning against, don’cha know. And what could be more against Christ’s teachings than an avowed Marxist? I read somewhere that there have been members of the Muslim Brotherhood who have ‘infiltrated’ the administration. Pfft! They didn’t infiltrate! They were invited in, by the administration. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’d have to say that anyone who invites evil, IS evil. These people want to destroy the West! “Big Satan”…the United States, and “Little Satan”….Israel. And our supposed president has opened the door for them? No, he’s is NOT a nice guy, and honestly, I wish people would stop saying he is!
I suppose it’s possible that people speak such a lie because it’s politically expedient? HORSE MANURE! Speak the TRUTH! Our very lives are on the line, as a nation, and as individuals! No ‘nice guy’ would want to destroy the very people he was selected to ‘lead’. Of course, he’s no leader either. Just a spoiled little boy, with too much power, and evil in his heart!
“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.”—Isaiah 10:1-2
I don’t remember, in my lifetime, anyone who sat in the Oval Office who was more oppressive, using power that was not his to use, thumbing his nose at the will of the people, stealing the future of both rich and poor, depriving all of their God given rights.
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;
Now this is a cool t-shirt! I just may have to have one of these! Although, the Mr seems to think I already have enough t-shirts with ‘attitude’.
Sarah Silverman; A Nazi’s Favorite Kind Of Jew – Christian Conservative Politics
Rumors of War III – Target, The USA Homeland – Your Daddy’s Politics
Communists and Progressive Liberals: Comrades for Life – The College Conservative
There’s Something About California… – Reaganite Republican
If Mormonism Is Fair Game, so Is Jeremiah Wright – Larry Elder (Right Wing News)
Earth Day fun… – American and Proud
Illegal Immigration A Factor In Presidential Campaign – Faultline USA
If the Mitt Fits, You Must Acquit – The Black Sphere
Brainwashing works. Sometimes. – Knuckledraggin My Life Away
Oh, my, my, how the worm has turned! – Cmblake6′s
Sudan President Bashir Promises Genocide–World Yawns. – Jewish Odysseus
The Gore Effect: Ruining a Presidential Campaign by Being VP – Blue Collar Muse
The Thought Police Arrive in Sacramento – Lee DeCovnick (American Thinker)
Kathleen Sebelius Admits She Didn’t Bother to Ensure Contraception Mandate Was Constitutional – Calvin Freiberger (Live Action News)
Afghanistan, the Definition of Madness – Warning Signs
Barack Obama Tries to Smear MO Rep. Todd Akin – FAILS – Gateway Pundit
Another “novelty” swipe at a conservative Tea Party woman – Michelle Malkin
Zero tolerance – The Daily Lex
Harry Reid and the Chamber of Horrors – Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead
Obama embraces Islam – Family Security Matters
Tell it like it is! – MacBourne’s Musings
Was Jesus a Communist? – New Zeal
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Calling an illegal invading alien an ILLEGAL invading alien. They are not immigrants. An immigrant is someone who goes to a different country….LEGALLY! They follow the legal process. Those who do not, are ILLEGAL! It doesn’t matter where they come from, they are breaking the law. They are ILLEGAL! They are CRIMINALS! There is nothing ‘racist’ in calling a law breaker, illegal. Why do these Hispanics think it’s ALL about them? Yeah…maybe they are the majority who cross our borders ILLEGALLY, which means they are breaking the law, which means they are criminals. Why are LEGAL immigrants from south of the border fighting so hard to change reality? Are they really that ignorant? These left wing loons are aiding and abetting criminals, and should be charged accordingly. And, FYI….Hispanic is not a race, anymore than those from the Middle East are a race. Don’t they teach ANYTHING in school anymore? Or is all just the Communist Manifesto, An Inconvenient Truth, or as it should be accurately called, Inconvenient Lies, or some such other equally destructive work?
In case this….female…and her left wing loon cohorts are unacquainted with an English dictionary, I’ll give them a little assistance:
adjective – not according to or authorized by law, unlawful, illicit; also not sanctioned by official rules
adjective – against law: contravening a specific law, especially a criminal law; against rules: not allowed by the rules of something (such as a game); not permitted by computer: not permitted in a computer program
adjective – forbidden by law or statute; contrary to or forbidden by official rules, regulations, etc.
The Free Dictionary (Collins English Dictionary)
adjective – forbidden by law; unlawful; illicit; unauthorized or prohibited by a code of official or accepted rules
noun – a person who has entered or attempted to enter a country illegally
Well, I’m sure you get the picture.
ADDED: I just had to add this! Zo’s rant from 2 years ago. Hey….he did, why can’t I?
Just heard from Jr….Spud has been sprung from the hospital, and all is well. Just has to change his formula to over priced for sensitive tummies. Holy cow! When did formula start adding gold and platinum? CRIMINY! At that price, the kid could go through Harvard! SHEESH!