Archive | October, 2015

Don’t Touch Our Tits*

27 Oct

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

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A Little Night Music….

13 Oct
U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves as she stands with fellow candidates (L-R) former U.S. Senator Jim Webb, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and former Governor of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee at the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Don’t bother……………..they’re here.

Defiance

9 Oct

Leave it to a Lutheran……

Born in the USA

4 Oct

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?

http://www.texasobserver.org/undocumented-texans-take-birth-certificate-suit-to-court/