We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.
I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.
The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.
It Is Not Working!
From World Net Daily, byDrew Zhan, 02/28/15 -
In the contentious voting over a Homeland Security funding bill Friday night, nearly 50 mostly conservative Republicans openly defied House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio – not once, but twice.
Only a last-minute change of heart by Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., spared the Republican speaker from an embarrassing defeat and a possible shutdown of part of the DHS.
At issue was whether the three-week spending bill backed by GOP leadership would be passed with or without funding President Obama’s executive action lifting the threat of deportation from millions of illegal immigrants. Many in Boehner’s party were not willing to pass a bill paying for what they’re calling Obama’s unconstitutional “amnesty” action.
From Parker County Daily Post, by DAVID A. LIEB, 02/28/15
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) 2/28/2015
Missouri’s auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state’s most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.
But in his final days, Tom Schweich described having knots in his stomach over what he thought was an anti-Semitic whisper campaign by a GOP consultant who now runs the state party.
|From Parker County Daily Post, by Matthew J. Sanchez, 02/27/15 –|
Animals have long been a subject of admiration as well as a source of companionship. In the case of domesticated animals, their wild ancestors were removed from their natural habitats and bred over the millennia to suit people’s needs and wants. Over that time period, these animals have lost their ability to survive and have come to rely almost solely on people for survival. With that has come a vulnerability which people, unfortunately, have either taken advantage of or neglected to take into account.
VIDEO: William Shatner’s Takes Down a Thug at Gunpoint!
Does Gun Control Really Work?!
Two public hearings remain after being called by the Weatherford ISD board to hear from residents about the possibility of the district calling a bond election in May. A committee recommended the board consider calling a bond election for $99.2 million.
The first public hearing, on Tuesday at 6 p.m., will be held in the board room of the District Services Building, 1100 Longhorn Drive.
The second, on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., will also be held in the board room, and may result in a vote from the board to either put a bond election on the May 9 ballot or take no action.
From WND.com, by Leo Hohmann, 02/17/15 -
Today, it’s legal. Tomorrow, it might not be.
By executive fiat, the Obama administration intends to eliminate one of the most common types of .223-caliber ammunition, used by the AR-15 and other general-purpose rifles.
Why? Ostensibly because a type of handgun developed in recent years is also capable of firing the so-called “armor-piercing” or “green-tipped” rounds traditionally fired only by rifles.