anything  … AMA … CDC … ‘big” pharma … want you to learn … discover and heaven forbid actually use…

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… As I recall MAYO got up clo$e


& per$onal with the original brea$t implant mfr and those women suffering were summarily declared delusional by MAYO …

MAYO and truthfulness is an oxymoron …

Believe as you choo$e …



And besides we really don’t care …

… Why … because they can …


… And because besides you and Mr. Montini there is NO one else keeping their eye on the ball … our (public) attention is skillfully diverted to baseball games … the drama trauma of Glendale vs. Goldwater Institute … the unveiling of the latest shenanigans of Gov. Brewer and “leader” Pearce …

And besides we really don’t care …

… No need to shed a tear


… No need to shed a tear


… be a$$ured that FDA/USDA … Congre$$ and $upreme Court will make damn $ure corporate profit$ of “big” Pharma does NOT $uffer…

You will but they $ure won’t …

… Unadulterated common sense … please run for office …

… Unadulterated common sense … please run for office …


… Unfortunately in Arizona anyone displaying your clarity will not be understood …

… Why is this difficult to understand …?

… Why is this difficult to understand …?

Demographic Wake Up Call: Married couples in less than half of US households     05-29-2011  •  usatoday.net/     "I see a lot of people not having the typical 8-to-5 job, or couples where one person is employed and one isn’t. There’s other priorities before marriage," Leung said.


Were I a female I believe I could quite easily conclude that America is NOT willing to grant me … Equal Rights Amendment … Male dominated Congre$$ along with AMA chooses to deny me the right to choose respecting my body … The corporate gla$$ ceiling remains firmly entrenched … Male dominated law enforcement protect$ male rapists and abusers (especially if they have money, power, influence, sports name, etc)  …. And the law makes women essentially just a bit above chattel in today’s corporate dominated America …

So what does marriage really offer a woman in America…?

Ezra Klein systematically dismantles Paul Ryan’s arguments

… Worth your time to peruse … IF … you have an open mind …

Ezra Klein systematically dismantles Paul Ryan’s arguments


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Ezra Klein posed a series of questions to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) about the GOP plan to end Medicare as we know it, and Rep. Ryan responded to his questions. Ezra Klein systematically dismantles Rep. Ryan’s arguments in this post, Responding to Ryan:

In this post, I’m going to focus on his two most important arguments: the one for why his plan will work, and the one for why other plans failed. The first argument can be summed up as “look at Medicare Part D,” the second as “look at the rest of the world.” 

”Our premium-support plan [government subsidies to health-care insurers] is modeled after the Medicare Part D prescription-drug program,” Ryan writes, “in which providers compete against each other for seniors’ business. Medicare Part D came in 40 percent below cost projections done at the time of enactment — that’s almost unheard of for a government program.”

”Medicare Part D” is wonk-talk for the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit [government subsidies to Big Pharma]. Signed into law in 2003, Medicare Part D has been cheaper than originally estimated. But it hasn’t been cheap enough to make Ryan’s plan work, and nor is Ryan’s plan as closely related to Part D as he suggests.

Let’s start with the costs. Since 2006 — the first year of the benefit — Medicare Part D’s average premium has risen by 57 percent (pdf). Between 2010 and 2011, premiums rose by 10 percent. And going forward, the program’s actuaries expect (pdf) expenditures “to grow at an average annual rate of 9.7 percent for the 10-year period 2011 to 2020.” That may be an excellent performance when compared with the Congressional Budget Office’s initial projections. But it’s a lot faster than inflation, which is what Ryan needs for his plan to work.

Moreover, Part D’s performance vis-a-vis the early projections has had less to do with the program itself and more to do with sectorwide trends in the pharmaceuticals market, where older drugs are slipping out of patent and the development of new drugs has slowed. As the actuaries write, “The reduced estimates reflect a higher market penetration of generic drugs and a decline in the number of new drug products that are expected to reach the market during this period.” That’s why the drug savings haven’t been limited to Medicare: National drug spending is 35 percent lower (pdf) than projected in 2006. Medicare Part D is part of, rather than the driver of, that trend. And that trend, of course, is a bad one: it’s lower costs through less innovation, which isn’t want Ryan wants and isn’t what I want.

Another reason that the program’s costs came in lower than expected is that fewer people signed up. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that 93 percent of Medicare enrollees would participate. Instead, 77 percent did. That meant costs were lower than projected, but not because the program was more effective than we thought it would be.

Finally, if you look at them closely, Ryan’s plan and Part D don’t look all that similar. For one thing, Part D only covers drugs, while Ryan’s plan covers all health-care services. It’s not at all clear how applicable the Part D experience is to, say, hospital insurance. But the bigger issue is that Ryan’s plan is capped while Medicare Part D isn’t. In Part D, the federal government pays, on average, 74 percent of program’s costs. And that support grows alongside the program’s costs. Ryan’s plan covers about a third of beneficiary costs, and that support grows at the rate of inflation — so much more slowly than the rest of the program, or than Medicare Part D. This has always been the main criticism of Ryan’s plan, and Medicare Part D’s structure shows what a radical decision he made to structure it like that.

Which brings us to the rest of the world. I asked Ryan how he could say that government control never works in health care when Germany, the Netherlands, France and other countries pay so much less, and get as much or more, than we do.


[Ryan's answer was] basically a dodge. First, he changed the countries: He moved to Canada and the United Kingdom rather than the examples I mentioned. And Canada and the United Kingdom, though more successful than we are, are not particularly successful health-care systems. But even so, Ryan’s wrong to draw an equivalence between our costs and theirs. In 2008, Canada spent about $4,000 per person, per year, on health care. The United Kingdom spent a bit more than $3,000. We spent about $7,400. They want to get their health-care costs down and we want to get our health-care costs down, but suggesting that we’re all facing the same sort of pressure is flatly wrong. The same goes for cost growth, where we are again outpacing the rest of the world:


This is the difference between someone who wants to lose 20 pounds and someone who is morbidly obese. Neither party is happy with their weight, but only one of them is in a position to contemplate gastric-band surgery.

And saying this is all about “who should make the decision” is too simple by half, or perhaps by three-fourths. Under Ryan’s plan, the relevant decisions are made by whether you have the money to pay for what you need, whether your insurance provider says “yes” or “no,” and whether Congress decides to increase or decrease the size of the subsidies. As he says elsewhere in his response, his plan is all about making Medicare less generous, about finishing off the open-ended, fee-for-service model he believes is driving costs.

In both of his major arguments, Ryan focuses on the wrong numbers. When defending Medicare Part D, he argues that it came in cheaper than expected, ignoring both the reasons behind that performance and the fact that growth in the program was nevertheless much faster than his plan could bear. When attacking the systems in other countries, he cherrypicks numbers to demonstrate they want to save money in the health-care systems but ignores the numbers showing that they spend half as much as we do. The result is that he gives people the wrong impression of both Medicare Part D and health systems across the world.

The reality is that if Ryan’s plan held growth to the same rate as Medicare Part D, it would implode, while if it closed 50 percent of the gap between our system and the Canadian system, it’d be a wild, unmitigated, unbelievable success. But unhelpfully for Ryan, that points to the fact that the approach he’s trying has never controlled costs as dramatically as he suggests, while the approach he’s eschewing has working in a dozen other countries. As he says in his introductory remarks, we both agree that controlling health-care costs is an urgent priority, that maintaining and improving quality a necessary task, and that none of this will be easy. But that just underscores how important it is for us to be realistic about what we can do, clear-eyed about what has and hasn’t worked elsewhere, and open to ideas that don’t fit with our philosophical

… Is it the water … dry heat …

… Is it the water … dry heat … something is triggering a particularly unsettling venue of “killing” in the Old Pueblo/Tucson …


Death Of The 4th Amendment: Iraq war vet was shot 70 times in his home
05-28-2011  •  dailymail.co.uk/news
A U.S. Marine who was killed when he was gunned down in his home near Tucson, Arizona, never fired on the SWAT team that stormed his house firing 70 times in a hail of bullets, a report has revealed. 


Jose Guerena Killed: Arizona Cops Shoot Former Marine In Botched Pot Raid
05-28-2011  •  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 
On May 5 at around 9:30 a.m., several teams of Pima County, Ariz., police officers from at least four different police agencies armed with SWAT gear and an armored personnel carrier raided at least four homes 

… First the Giffords massacre and slaughter now this … what’s going on …



…Exactly what “silver-lining”

…Exactly what “silver-lining” is Arizona Republic  real estate reporter touting … and for whose benefit….?


Four Arizona metro areas rank in top 20 nationwide for home value losses


Real estate signs are scattered throughout Ahwatukee Foothills neighborhoods as more and more people are selling or losing their homes. ..Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 5:39 pm | Updated: 6:20 pm, Thu May 26, 2011…. By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services


Home values continue to collapse in Arizona, to the point where four of the state’s metro areas now rank in the top 20 nationwide for losses.

New figures Wednesday from the Federal Housing Finance Agency show the price of the average home sold in the state in the first quarter of this year slid another 2.8 percent from the prior quarter. That brings the year-over-year decline to 12.2 percent. The numbers are based on data from repeat sales of the same houses.


Only Idaho fared worse on an annual basis.


It also means that someone who paid $200,000 for a home five years ago would get, on average, just $107,540 for the same property now. And homes are selling for what they were in 2002.


In a separate set of numbers for individual communities monitored by the FHFA, the agency computes out not just the prices that homes are selling for but also how much those which are not being sold are worth. That latter figure comes from data of what homes appraise for when people refinance their mortgages.


It is this list where Arizona communities score at the top – or, as the case may be, bottom – of the list.


The Phoenix metro area, which includes Maricopa and Pinal counties, ranked No. 5 with an 11.6 percent drop in the home price index in the last year. That includes a drop of nearly 4.9 percent in the last quarter alone.

Yuma County was right behind in sixth place with an annualized decrease in value of almost 10.9 percent, including a 4.2 percent quarterly decline.


Homes in Yavapai County slid another 9.8 percent in value.


And Pima County, which came in at the 20th largest annual decline, posted an 8.7 percent year-over-year drop with a 4.8 percent decline in values in just the last quarter.


Other Arizona counties measured include Coconino where values slid 7.7 percent from the same time last year, with a 7.5 percent drop in Mohave County.


While Arizona continues to be near the forefront of areas suffering from declines in real estate values, the state is far from unique.


"Housing prices in the first quarter declined in most parts of the country," Edward De Marco, the federal agency’s acting director, said in a prepared statement.


"In many local real estate markets, particularly those hard hit by this cycle, foreclosures and other distressed properties are still a key factor in recorded and anticipated future sales," a factor that may be delaying price stability or recovery. "Fortunately," he said, "serious delinquency rates also are declining."


On a national level, using only sales as the gauge, the price of homes dropped 2.5 percent in the last quarter and 5.5 percent nationwide.


Three states managed to beat the declining trend on an annual basis, led by Alaska where prices were up 2.3 percent. That is followed by West Virginia at 2.2 percent and North Dakota with a 1.1 percent increase


Arizona Republic Housing Propaganda: Shadow Inventory Is Great For The Market
05-28-2011  •  AZcentral.com
Metro Phoenix has a "shadow inventory" of nearly 100,000 homes, the kind that market watchers sometimes fear could flood the region’s long-suffering housing market and drive down prices. 

… You can’t dance

… You can’t dance … unless “the man” says it’s OK … and then you dance only in the manner “the man” prescribe$ … got it …

News Link  •  Police State
Adam Kokesh body slammed, choked, police brutality at Jefferson Memorial
5/28/11  •  Youtube
http://adamvstheman.com On May28, 2011 Television host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the first ame 
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High quality video w/audio of Jefferson Memorial arrests.
05/28/2011  •  Youtube
Adam Kokesh is lifted up and thrown to the ground. How do they define dancing? Can you nod your head? Drum your fingers? Sway rhythmically? What I love about these activists is they are not violent. They use peaceful civil disobedience to expos 
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Sunday am UPDATE: Adam Kokesh Bodyslammed at Jefferson Memorial – Video
05-28-2011  •  Jefferson Dance Party
Today’s dance party at the Jefferson Memorial lasted about 30 seconds, and ended with Kokesh being body-slammed onto the marble floor. [update: more video and dancers released] <b>Update: just talked to Adam 1:15am Sunday 5-29-2011</b> 
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