For me there is nothing worse than getting a mammogram. Let me give all you fellas a glimpse into the fun that we girls go through once a year…..
First they give you this open-backed gown for modesty – kinda pointless as the tech does everything but motorboat your bazookas.
Seriously, your hooter is placed on a cold metal slab, and arranged as if being plated by a Michelin-star chef serving the Queen of England. To make the perfect presentation, it is then flattened a la Melon Crepe-style by another cold metal slab from above. As you exhale through your discomfort, you are told not to breathe (the perfect shot is essential.)
Perhaps this would all be fun if Hugh Jackman was my titty tech, but I guess they don’t let men do this kind of job…..or actors?
Imagine then, my rapt attention when perusing my Prevention magazine. The page I opened to reads: Creating Fear for No Purpose? Take a look at what happened over the course of a typical decade for women 50-74 who got mammas versus those who didn’t.
It then listed the stats for every 1000 women who did get screened and those who did not. Check this out:
Not Screened Screened
0 Women who learned after biopsy that their diagnosis was a false positive 100
0 Women whose breast-removal surgery was medically unnecessary 5
21 Women who died from all types of cancer 21
5 Women who died from breast cancer 4
Interesing, huh? Basically, Dr. Laura Esserman, a renowned breast surgeon and scientist, correctly asserts that we should do away with blanket mammogram guidelines, and make them the life-saving tool they were meant to be. Her research showed that while screening mammography was increasing breast-cancer diagnoses, it was not reducing cancer deaths. Esserman has designed a new system of screening that will dramatically lower the number of women who die from breast cancer. Don’t get your hopes up too high; mammograms are still part of the mix in her logical breast-screening trial called WISDOM.
To keep abreast, please read the full article in the November edition of Prevention. In the meantime, please pray that Jackman desires a career change.
*Shamelessly stolen from the Mel Brooks’ musical, Young Frankenstein
Yesterday, I was chatting about some similarities between Paul and Trump. Specifically: 1) They were both against invading Iraq. 2) Trump would like to simplify the tax code, then perhaps graduate to a flat tax (Paul would like to implement a flat tax immediately, which seems unlikely), and 3) Section 1 of the 14th Amendment.
During the CNN debate, Trump stated that he questioned the legality of an illegal citizen’s newborn being granted automatic citizenship. Paul said that Trump had a point because it was written so that slaves would automatically become legalized US citizens.
Oddly enough, I came across an article where Texas seems to be questioning it as well. Apparently, undocumented citizens’ US-born children are being denied birth certificates because the parents are claiming their citizenship via the Mexican consulate. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) claims that that they have never accepted the picture ID from the Mexican consulate (matricula consular) as proof of citizenship.
The judge wants time to chew on this. I believe it’s pretty cut and dried. If you cannot prove that you are a legal citizen of the US, how then can you obtain a birth certificate which automatically legalizes your newborn? Here’s the article. What do you think?
Yesterday, I was speaking to the sexiest man alive (aside from my husband, of course) and asked him what he would do if the US were struck by an EMP. He gave me some worthwhile intel, and told me WWIII was on the horizon. I started thinking about this. Could our president and 46 Democratic senators know something about Iran having good intentions that 79% of the US population do not?
Here’s what I know to be the facts:
- As POTUS, Bill Clinton sold satellite guidance and missile technology to China in the late 90’s. Rumour: In 2012, the Obama administration said it believes China then sold this technology to North Korea. Rumour: N. Korea is going to sell it to Iran.
- While employed as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton sold 20% of US uranium reserves to Russia. When congress panicked, they were assured by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that uranium would not leave the US, and if exported, would require a license. Rumour: The landowners have stated that “yellowcake” is being mined and exported to Canada and Russia. Fact: There are no licenses on record.
- 10 days after a nuclear agreement was met with Iran, Iranian nuclear chief, Salehi, flew to Russia to meet Putin.
- At the top of this month, Putin sent reinforcements (ships, planes, tanks, elite soldiers, &c.) to Assad in Syria.
- This morning Iran has discovered uranium reserves that it must’ve missed seeing before.
I do believe Iran, Russia and Syria want to stop ISIS, but I believe they all have different reasons for wanting to do so. Iranians are a Shi’a Muslim majority. Syrians are a Sunni Muslim majority. ISIS are Sufi Muslims. Is each sect vying for a caliphate in the Middle East and Europe? ISIS is bragging that it has interspersed 4,000 fighters amongst the migrants who fled to Europe. Putin can’t be happy about that. Is Putin wheeling and dealing a plan to fight ISIS with Iran and Syria in exchange for them overtaking the US?
As much as I would like to believe that the secular (compared to the Sufi, i.e.) Iran and Syria would rather tax the “infidels” than kill them, I get mixed messages when they shout, “Death to America”, and “Israel will not exist in 25 years”.
Personally, I think the US should invest in its own Iron Dome. Out of curiosity, what would you do if the US were struck by an EMP?