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  • ObamaCare architect Ezekiel Emanuel has anounced the ‘optimal age of death’ - you won’t like it

    09/19/2014 2:38:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/14 | Robert Laurie
    Old people are such a burden. Democrats seem to love death. Whether they’re yammering about abortion or “end of life” planning, they just can’t get enough of talking up the myriad ways people can exit life’s stage. They always claim this is simply a discussion about personal responsibility and individual choice but, since they despise those ideals in virtually every other matter, it’s a hard argument to buy. Enter Ezekiel Emanuel. Emanuel was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare and is, of course, the brother of Rahm. Over at The Atlantic, he’s penned an article about his own death...
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things []

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • Patients' choices may narrow as insurers adjust standards for doctors, hospitals

    09/04/2010 10:53:06 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 13 replies
    chicago Tribune ^ | Sept. 4, 2010 | Bruce Japsen
    Quality measurements raise concerns about conflict between best care, cost controls The new federal health care law is bringing additional demands by insurance companies that doctors and hospitals be held to higher quality standards. While insurance companies say quality is what gets the name of a doctor or hospital on its preferred choices list, cost is also a major factor. A doctor who manages his patient's medical care better and keeps costs low, for example, would be more apt to make the list. The American Medical Association is worried doctors could be penalized if they tend to provide services for...

    06/23/2010 2:47:07 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    KANSAS ^ | Posted on Sun, Jun. 20, 2010 10:15 PM Read more: | by Senator Pat Roberts
    AS I SEE IT Congress must repeal Obama's health-care rationing plan By SEN. PAT ROBERTS Special to The Star SNIPPET: "U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a Republican from Dodge City, Kan., is a member of the Senate Health and Finance committees. He voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." SNIPPET: "It has scarcely been three months since the new health reforms, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), were signed into law. Unfortunately, as I and many of my colleagues predicted, the promises made to the American people by the president and the majority are already unraveling. The...
  • Seniors Across America to Host Local Meetings, Participate in Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting...

    06/07/2010 10:38:51 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 88+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 07, 2010 Seniors Across America to Host Local Meetings, Participate in Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting with President Obama Senior Obama Administration Officials to Attend Local Meetings WASHINGTON—On Tuesday morning, senior citizens across the country will gather at a series of local meetings to participate via phone in a national tele-town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act with President Barack Obama. Additionally, more than a dozen senior Obama Administration officials will...
  • The Safety Net Shreds

    03/29/2010 4:15:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,250+ views ^ | March 29, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Entitlements: Social Security's chief actuary reports that the social safety net will run a deficit for 2010, nine years earlier than predicted. Put down that big gavel, Madam Speaker, we're about to hit the iceberg. No sooner had House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, carrying the gavel used when Medicare was enacted, taken a victory lap around the Capitol Building after passage of the health care bill than did the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration report that his part of the social safety net had a big hole in it and would run a deficit for all of 2010. Stephen...
  • House GOP freshmen offer dire warnings (Duncan D. Hunter)

    03/20/2010 5:01:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 41 replies · 1,192+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/20/10 | James Hohmann
    Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) warned Saturday that the Democratic health care bill could kill his dad. “As someone who has a 90-year-old father who has prostate cancer, this bill would put him in the grave – literally!” he said. “Because if you’re going to give somebody a pill because you can’t give them the kind of care they need when they are an elderly person – and you’re going to be rationing care – that’s not right.” Luetkemeyer was one of twelve House Republican freshmen at a 35-minute morning press conference intended to warn of dire consequences that will befall...
  • Theodore H. Frank: I am not afraid of my Toyota Prius

    03/12/2010 10:31:38 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 697+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/11/10 | Theodore H. Frank
    I’ve been driving Toyota Priuses since 2001. As a junior defense lawyer in the mid-90s, I litigated a number of bogus sudden acceleration cases that were brought against General Motors. So the recent kerfuffle over alleged mysterious electronic problems with the Prius and other Toyotas has certainly caught my attention beyond just throwing my floor mat in the trunk. I knew the public hysteria had reached unprecedented proportions when my father, a Ph.D. geologist skeptical of everything from George W. Bush to global warming (and that’s just the G’s), credulously emailed me repeatedly to demand I read a press release...
  • Social Security cancels COLAs (Fixed income on which seniors rely on frozen at current levels)

    08/25/2009 4:34:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies · 2,112+ views
    Hotair ^ | 8/25/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama already has had a tough time with seniors on the health-care reform initiative, and for good reasons. The latest news from Social Security won’t make them any happier about it. The Social Security administration has canceled cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for the next two years, which means the fixed income on which these seniors rely will freeze at current levels. However, their Medicare premiums will still increase, which means they will get less money over the next two years, the first declines in SSA in more than 30 years: Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next...
  • Limbaugh parody (Paul Shanklin) "OLD PEOPLE"

    08/13/2009 1:45:10 PM PDT · by domeika · 11 replies · 3,344+ views
    Youtube ^ | 8/13/2009 | Domeika
    Parody of "Short People" by Randy Newman, redone by Paul Shanklin as "Old People"
  • Will Old Folks Get in the Way of our Brave New World?

    02/14/2009 10:22:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 57 replies · 1,485+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2009 | Pamela Meister
    Washington bureaucrats hoped something wouldn't see the light of day until it was too late. Buried in the stimulus bill is the framework for rationing medical care to the elderly. The part Obama and his cohorts are talking about publicly -- electronic medical records -- sounds great: no more having to fill out annoying paperwork at the doctor's office or hospital when you are ailing. But according to the provision's author, former Health and Human Services director nominee (and tax cheat) Tom Daschle, there's much more, including the newly-created bureaucracy of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology. What will...
  • Is Grandpa Bad for the Environment?

    09/13/2008 12:18:44 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 46 replies · 821+ views
    Slate ^ | Sep 9, 2008 | Jacob Leibenluft
    Everyone's always talking about how an aging population, with more retirees, is going to wreak havoc on Social Security and the federal budget. Here's my question: What impact will that have on the planet? After all, my grandparents don't seem to care much about global warming, their refrigerator is from the 1970s, and they use an awful lot of air conditioning at home. Give it to me straight: Are Grandma and Grandpa bad for the environment? "Do it for the kids" has always been one of the most popular arguments in favor of environmentalism: Older people need to get their...
  • Older voters could be pivotal in presidential election

    09/13/2008 12:41:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies · 223+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 12, 2008 | Bob Moos
    The most important voters in close races are the ones that candidates can count on to show up on Election Day – and seniors may just become the new "soccer moms" in this presidential election. Older Americans have the highest turnout rate of any age group – 69 percent in 2004. And they'll wield clout in this tight presidential contest because a number of the swing states, like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, have a lot of older residents. "Despite the media's focus on the youth vote, the most influential voters in the McCain-Obama matchup are likely to have some gray...
  • Plantation retiree, 81, nabs burglary suspect with chokehold

    09/16/2006 8:36:13 AM PDT · by Roamin53 · 14 replies · 1,108+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/15/2006 | brian haas
    Anyone thinking of walking into Carl Muscarello's Plantation home had better knock first. The 81-year-old retired New York detective had just returned home with his wife Tuesday morning. LocalLinks His stepson, Army reservist Rob McCabe, 36, was eating breakfast. Muscarello regrets leaving his garage open, if only for a few minutes that morning. Two men slunk inside, one armed with a screwdriver, the other a golf club, a
  • Rolling Stones Review - Dallas Concert

    12/01/2005 7:35:08 AM PST · by Maximus of Texas · 37 replies · 577+ views
    Dallas Morning News | 12/1/05 | Gordon Keith
    I had planned to be a real writer and actually REVIEW the Rolling Stones concert. If my plan had worked, you would be reading a celebration of my wry observations, self-elevating negativity and clever put-downs – the lifeblood of CRITICISM. However, just like my attempts at lovemaking, I failed. First of all, seating was an issue. I sat in the anus of the arena about 37 feet from heaven. It was impossible to REVIEW anything from that vantage point, except your life. At 7:30 p.m., loud music issued from the speakers and a rumor metastasized that there was a band...
  • Pedestrian lodged in windshield, driver keeps going for three miles. [93 y/o FL driver]

    10/22/2005 3:39:26 PM PDT · by varyouga · 24 replies · 1,195+ views ^ | 10/22/2005
    Strange crash: Pedestrian lodged in windshield, driver keeps going for three miles St. Petersburg, Florida -- Police are investigating a bizarre hit and run crash. Investigators say 93-year-old Ralph Parker hit a pedestrian on 34th Street and 46th Avenue South on Wednesday night. He then he drove three miles with the victim's body lodged in the windshield. Police found the victim's leg in the street at the scene of the accident. Parker was finally stopped at the southbound toll-booth of the Sunshine Skyway, with the body still in the windshield. The toll booth operator thought it was a prank, until...
  • Going nowhere too slowly (83-year-old woman fined for taking too long to cross the street)

    10/07/2005 7:19:00 AM PDT · by dead · 44 replies · 3,534+ views
    Sunday Times (South Africa) ^ | Friday October 07, 2005 07:28 - (SA)
    SYDNEY - An 83-year-old Australian woman who was fined for crossing the road too slowly has had the ticket torn up following community outrage, reports said. Pensioner Pat Gallen, who uses a walking stick to get around, was fined 30 dollars (23 US dollars) for failing to cross a road in her hometown of Malanda in far north Queensland "in the most direct route," The Daily Telegraph reported. "She didn't know whether to laugh or cry," her friend Fay Millist was quoted as telling Australian Associated Press. "Everyone thought the whole thing was so wrong in the first place for...
  • Old people aren't rude, just uninhibited: new research

    09/11/2005 6:42:19 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 394 replies · 4,922+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | September 9, 2005 | Staff
    If you suffered from piles, would you want your friends asking about your condition in public? Most people wouldn't, yet new research suggests that the older you become the more likely you are to make someone blush with embarrassment in that way. But old people may not intend to be rude: in fact, age-related changes in brain function may explain their lack of tact, according to a new Australian study just published in the journal Psychology and Aging. Tests carried out by researchers at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, found that people aged 65 to 93 years...
  • Worlds Odest Person Dies

    08/30/2005 11:27:52 AM PDT · by JimBianchi11 · 25 replies · 481+ views ^ | Aug. 30, 2005 | AP
    It seems like the worlds oldest person is always dying! That's a title I both long for and dread.
  • Aging Baby Boomers Flocking to Play Softball

    07/08/2005 11:31:21 AM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 8 replies · 584+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-07-08-05 1312EDT
    Aging Baby Boomers Flocking to Play SoftballBy Don Babwin Associated Press Writer Published: Jul 8, 2005 ELGIN, Ill. (AP) - When pitcher Dave Shortz sticks his glove out and knocks a high chopper into the air, all second baseman Paul Dobkowski can do is wait for it to come down. When it finally does, it lands right in his brand new glove. And, luckily, the guy who hit it looks like he's running in sand. One out. Dobkowski, 50, who resumed playing softball this year after taking 15 years off, is part of a growing and graying group of men...
  • AARP In The Hot Seat

    02/16/2005 10:10:28 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 4 replies · 762+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 16, 2005 | Rich Lowry
    The AARP recently announced that it is taking its campaign against President Bush's proposed Social Security reform to the nation's youth, hoping to broaden its target audience from the credulous elderly to the credulous young. Thus, the AARP further cements its status as the country's foremost lobby against reform. So inquiring minds should have a few questions for AARP CEO William D. Novelli, the architect of the group's crusade to keep young people from having personal retirement accounts as part of Social Security: Since Bush has said that any proposal won't affect anyone 55 years of age or older, what...
  • Love revives ailing Kountry Kitchen( Port Richey, FL :) )

    02/14/2005 4:50:15 AM PST · by devane617 · 4 replies · 499+ views
    ST Pete Times ^ | 02/14/2005 | STEVE THOMPSON
    PORT RICHEY - Four months ago, Hani and Betty Elias stood helplessly, watching years of work burn and burn. They watched the roof of their restaurant cave in. And for an hour, as the flames raged, they watched firefighters drench it from above. The water shot clear down to the floor of the Kountry Kitchen, and flowed out the front door in a dark, ashy stream. The Eliases looked on with dread - and regret. Months earlier they had let their insurance lapse while shopping for a new provider. But now, after refinancing their home and accepting lots of help...
  • Elderly Driver Runs Over Two at Florida Wal-Mart

    01/19/2005 12:07:43 PM PST · by george wythe · 119 replies · 4,101+ views
    Miami Herald via AP ^ | Jan 18 2004
    Wal-Mart shoppers turned into rescuers Monday, lifting a car off a married couple in the parking lot of a Pembroke Pines store after an 88-year-old driver backed over them. Police said Able Pachon, 68, and Josefina Pachon, 65, visiting from Colombia, were walking outside the Wal-Mart when Marie Miller, 88, of Pembroke Pines, backed her 1988 Toyota Cressida over them, critically injuring them. The Toyota then hit a parked Ford Mustang, which hit a Jeep Liberty next to it. Neither car was occupied. Armando Barrionuevo, 29, was loading groceries into his car outside the store at Pines Boulevard and Southwest...
  • The Bush team's secret plan to "reform" Social Security.

    11/30/2004 7:05:45 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 37 replies · 1,258+ views
    Slate ^ | 02/27/2004 | Ron Suskind
    The Free-Lunch BunchThe Bush team's secret plan to "reform" Social Security During the 2000 campaign, candidate George W. Bush seemed particularly confident about his ability to pay for Social Security reform. Despite independent estimates that creating the kind of "voluntarily" private accounts he envisioned could cost more than $1 trillion, Bush consistently took the position that he could reform Social Security for free, without undermining promises to baby boomers anticipating retirement over the next several decades. Why was Bush so sure of himself? According to documents unearthed yesterday from the trove of 19,000 files given to me by former Treasury...
  • Mailings to seniors rip GOP - Democrats accused of fear politics

    10/22/2004 1:23:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies · 488+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 22, 2004 | JAMES SALZER
    Georgia seniors are the target of mass mailings from Democrats this fall, but this time the issue is not Social Security. Republican lawmakers are being accused of voting to force thousands of elderly folks out of nursing homes. The problem is that most Democrats voted for the same spending cuts, which threatened "medically needy" nursing home patients. And state officials say they know of no elderly Georgians actually evicted because of the cuts. "It is fear politics at its worst," Sen. Randy Hall (R-Augusta), an incumbent targeted by the mailings, said. "To even suggest that any of us would knowingly...
  • 3 pedestrians, driver hurt as car crashes into La Jolla hotel [another geezer in a car rampage]

    05/22/2004 10:57:19 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 10 replies · 178+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 5/22/2004 | Joe Hughes
    Three women in their 70s were hospitalized after an elderly motorist apparently lost control of her Mercedes-Benz and plowed into the La Valencia Hotel on Prospect Street yesterday afternoon, police said. A busy stretch of Prospect Street was closed for about 90 minutes as paramedics tended to the injured and police conducted their investigation. The accident victims were near the Whaling Bar & Grill at the La Valencia about 1:30 p.m. when an 87-year-old woman driving a 1978 Mercedes-Benz suddenly accelerated in front of the hotel, jumped the curb and struck them with her vehicle, traffic investigators said. "Witnesses told...
  • AARP Grows Into $636 Million Empire

    11/28/2003 8:05:18 AM PST · by raybbr · 3 replies · 198+ views
    Excite News via AP ^ | Nov 28, 3:34 AM (ET) | By SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - AARP's fight for legislation giving private insurers a new role in Medicare surprised many Democrats, but in fact the giant retiree group has long been in the health insurance business itself. In 45 years, AARP has grown from a program founded to insure retired teachers to a more than $636 million-a-year empire that pays its chief executive a half-million-dollar salary and lends its name to things such as pharmacy services and Medicare supplemental insurance, and discounts for hotel rooms, car rentals, shopping and cruises. AARP bills itself as an advocacy group for older Americans, but draws more...
  • Kilmeade mentions Clinton-Dole Viagra.

    03/06/2003 7:09:21 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 25 replies · 794+ views
    Bill Clinton apparently signed a deal with 60 minutes so he can come on and "Bash Bush" for $1000 a word. Dole has also signed on to counter attack on 60 minutes. Anyways on Fox and Friends this morning they were talking about it, and Brian was trying to think of a way to insult Clinton, and it came out.. Well maybe they can share Viagra! As his voice trailed off...because Bob Dole seems to have a lot of it.
  • For every year worked beyond 55, two years of life span are lost! (Chart inside)

    06/27/2002 10:58:37 PM PDT · by Registered · 65 replies · 1,203+ views
    A FRiend ^ | 06.28.02 | Registered
  • Editorial: Wanted -- Languid young adults

    04/26/2002 5:39:40 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 33 replies · 576+ views
    Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin ^ | 04/26/02 | Staff editorial
    <p>The Southern Tier desperately needs an infusion of people in their 20s to help the region regain some demographic balance -- but they must be a special kind of young adults, willing to play by our rules.</p> <p>Rule No. 1: Sshh!</p>