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Posted on 05/28/2014 6:37:15 PM PDT by mandaladon
WASHINGTON President Obama on Thursday will seek to elevate a national conversation about the dangers of sports-related concussions, especially among children and other young athletes, by pushing for more medical research and more money spent on public awareness campaigns.
The president will host a daylong summit at the White House that will include researchers, professional athletes, parents, coaches, league officials and sportscasters. Officials said the goal was to use the power of the presidency to accelerate progress on one of the most serious health issues to confront sports in a decade.
Our focus here is on giving parents information that they need to help make judgments about how their kids can be safe, Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director, said.
Obama is a big believer in sports, but as a parent, he is concerned about the safety of his own daughters, Palmieri said. Obamas daughters, Malia and Sasha, play sports, Palmieri said, although she declined to say whether either had sustained a concussion or other head injury.
The president will announce a series of initiatives, financed by the government, nonprofit groups and major sports leagues, that will aim to promote awareness and increase the amount of data that researchers can use to better understand the consequences of strong blows to the heads of young athletes.
Obama will not, however, call for new regulations or legislation aimed at requiring the use of specific helmets or restricting certain sports for young children. Such efforts would probably create controversy in the same way that Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, met resistance to his efforts to ban large sodas.
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Hey! The economy’s dying out here.
The only concussions happening are millions of Americans banging their heads against the wall every time we are forced to hear this Commie schmuck speak
Obama has decided that talking about sports holds the public interest more than veteran health care abuse.
Will he explain that scar on his noggin and talk about permanent dain bramage?
Will the guest speaker be hillary klintoon? That old hag of a LIB loser is so brain damaged that she hasn’t been able to remember anything for years.
Obama is worried about his daughters getting injured playing football?
Of all the things to worry about......Syria.....Iran with nuclear weapons.....inflation......unemployment......economy in the toilet.....Russia flexing......VA neglect.......He’s worried about his daughters playing football?
He can’t be an American....he just can’t be.
Hillary Clinton special guest speaker?
The beginning of the end of organized sports.
This will play well with the soccer moms
Can we get our vets put on a team roster so Obama will care about THEIR health?
Hasn’t this guy ever seen a Clue by Four?
All about the mom vote.
Will it feature Hillary’s brain?
King Obama really knows how to prioritize !!!
Obama’s solution: The department of Sports related concussions. He’ll throw 7 trillion dollars at it for a 7 year study, then throw another 15 trillion on concussions in 3rd world countries.
Fine. Obama is rich. I he feels so strongly about it, let him donate his own money.
remember zero knows more about everything than anyone else, concussion doctors included.
As Obama might say: “um, uh, we are uh, going to do a um study”
If you ask me, based on his non teleprompter speaking he sounds um, uh brain damaged.
You need to have a brain to display it.
I understand that if they eat Michelle approved lunches they’ll be just fine.
When the world is in flames, our mortal enemies are declaring “Death to America,” nations are rapidly ramping up their militaries, we are cutting ours to pieces, the economy is still in the toilet...you can count on one certainty. Obastard will pick the most trivial, inconsequential thing possible to focus on. He is the most intellectually lazy and shiftless jerk to ever be elected POTUS, by far.
How about a suffocation summit to address the number of idiots with their heads up Obama’s back side.
What causes more brain damage, concussions or chronic long-term marijuana use?
Thank God that unemployemt has been solved, that gas is not near $4.00 a gallon, that our borders are secure and there is no illegal immigration problems. Not to mention that Obamacare is sailing along smoothly and everyone is insured at low cost and then also that those pesky muslims are not trying to kill Americans all over the world anymore....
Glad to see all those rather serious NATIONAL problems have been solved and Obama has time to host this Summit.............
Obama can talk about meaningless subjects, but it won’t distract us from talking about our veterans and the miserable way the government treats them.
Did you read about the letter that some veterans have received, telling them that they must face a competency hearing and have a guardian placed in charge of their affairs?
What about the veteran who was waiting so long at at thecLoma Linda Veteran’s hospital for his dialysis appointment that he decided to leave and get treatment at the Long Beach facility. But, when he tried to leave, after sending his wife for the car, the guards tackled him to the floor and put a knee on his throat, cutting off the circulation. This caused clots to form, which immediately travelled to his brain, causing a stroke. The man died two weeks later. The family is suing.
Disgusting treatment of a Veteran...of anybody.