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Biographer: Jobs refused early and potentially life-saving surgery
cBS news ^ | 10/20/11 | Staff

Posted on 10/20/2011 8:45:49 PM PDT by SaraJohnson

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I'm not so sure his Genius was his intelligence. I don't think he was THAT smart. His genius was in his creativity and his ability to motivate others to do their best. He said that when he learned he had Pancreatic cancer, he didnt even know what a pancreas was.

Pancreatic is a killer though, and he did well to survive as long as he did.

61 posted on 10/21/2011 6:35:41 AM PDT by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: SaraJohnson

:O) Your mom was blessed.....

62 posted on 10/21/2011 1:18:58 PM PDT by goat granny
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Yes she was fortunate, granny. Thanks. So were we. Oh so blessed!

I found this interseting in that Jobs did not make a concrete decision like my mom did. She studied the survial rate with Whipple surgery and the type of cancer she had. She knew the odds were very slim she’d survive and there would have a lot of suffering if she survived from the surgery alone. We would have supported any decision she came to. Her daughters supplied her with medical info and research so she could decide in an informed way.

What interests me about Jobs, is that he did not decide based on the medical/scientific facts in front of him. He played airy fairy new ager (as described in the article “magical thinking”) and sought unsound new agey remedies. Then, when it did not work, he sought medical treatment, but it was too late and he regreted his decison process.

That is fine for someone to do, but it tells you something about his “brilliance” and his support of utopians. It tells us alot about the socialist meglomanics (billionarie) of today.

To me, it also relates to how he could be a socialist while knowing the pricipals of free enterprise which made him rich and cutting edge in his techology development. If not for free enterpise, he would be nothing. Yet he supported Marxists in power who would ultimately undermine his own success. (we have some worshiping deniers here but the truth is Jobs supported Clinton and Obammy even though he warned Obammy that radicalism would not win reelection.)

It just amazes me. And I have been wondering how these “capitalists” have been on the DNC (Marxist) bandwagon. It is like opposites. Winn - the Nevada CEO who put all his energy into the relection of Reed and now complains that Marxist “progress” is killing the Nation’s free enterprise... What, is he nuts?!

Jobs death process explains the emotional new age or Marxist ideals overcoming reality like Ted Turner that GE guy Imerlt!

63 posted on 10/25/2011 5:04:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: nikos1121

Speaking of cancer, I should not be alive.

64 posted on 10/25/2011 5:10:42 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Paradox

Yes, although he was operating on magical thinking, he was fortunate to surive as long as he did. I

think he would have survived longer had he researched his condition and the scientific options rather than going the New Age “healing” route. Trouble is, he thought so, too, but it was too late for concrete thinking based upon the terrible facts of his condition.

It was a do or die situation and he chose to play airy fairy. Like working to put marxists in power while he had all his life and success built on free enterprise. And that is the point of this post.

65 posted on 10/25/2011 5:22:53 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

And he supported the DNC and Clinton before he supported the community organizer in office currently. He tried to warn him off from self destruction - all to naught. Which was obvious to all not mentally retarded with “magical thinking.” Ulitmately magical thinking - utopian thinking -cost him his life - or so he says.

66 posted on 10/25/2011 5:53:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Outlaw Woman

Don’t ever confuse me with your “dear.” I’m not.

67 posted on 10/25/2011 5:55:24 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: newzjunkey

Oh, i see. He supported the current community organizer Marxist in office because he is a special, magical thinking kinda democrat who in hindsight figured out he screwed up like he did with his “alternative cancer treatment decision. LOL Get off it. He was an idiot outside his creative endeavours.

68 posted on 10/25/2011 5:57:56 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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69 posted on 10/25/2011 6:06:24 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SaraJohnson
Oh believe was sarcasm at its most intense. You do know what sarcasm is don't you? No I didn't think so...look it up.
70 posted on 10/25/2011 6:34:45 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything YOU can't control...)
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High horsey riding...still. All you can do without your brain engaged in life. :) Outlaw woman to the high horsey rescue!

71 posted on 10/25/2011 6:40:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: RoadTest

“There is no sin so great He won’t forgive it”

Only a good God would do that. Wait...

72 posted on 10/25/2011 7:19:44 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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