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Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Fox News, Rand Paul And Dumbing-down America

Yes, they re-elected Bush. They are also a very dangerous subgroup within the population. They are fodder for plutocracy and pawns for highly paid demagogues.  In either case you and I lose big!
Conservative America continues to show signs of plutocracy propped-up by mind-influencing highly compensated media stooges and politicians who are driving political leadership to shameful acts.

We offer a brief example of people who are paid to reach into the minds of low information followers with pure unadulterated discrimination.  If you are not already paradigm(ed) to believe every ridiculous utterance from Fox News, you might find Stoussel's sexist rationale for higher insurance premiums for women very shameful. 

In January 2013, various internet media published the results of a Mayo Clinic study regarding doctor visits.  While we certainly recognize women may experience medical problems that require greater levels of prevention, the mayo clinic study does not support Fox New's Anti-ObamaCare rhetoric and 'red meat.'   The study results are as follows:

Huff Post....."Most Common Reasons for seeing a doctor Study" January 17th 2013
The study included data from 14,000 people in Olmsted County, Minn., who were part of the Rochester Epidemiology Project and who visited a doctor or other health care provider sometime between Jan. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2009.  

They found that the top 10 most common reasons for seeing the doctor were: 

1. Skin disorders, including cysts, acne and dermatitis.

2. Joint disorders, including osteoarthritis.

3. Back problems.

4. Cholesterol problems.
5. Upper respiratory conditions.
6. Anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression.
7. Chronic neurologic disorders.
8. High blood pressure.
9. Headaches and migraines.
10. Diabetes.
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Mayo Clinic IDs the top 10 reasons for doctors' visits

Nearly half of the study population saw a physician for a skin disorder
January 22, 2013 
Skin ailments, joint disorders, and back pain—not life-threatening conditions—are the most common reasons for visits to U.S. health care providers, according to a new Mayo Clinic Proceedings study.  
For the study, Mayo Clinic researchers used data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project—a comprehensive medical records linkage system—to categorize the medical diagnoses of Olmsted County, Minn., residents who had visited the Mayo Clinic, the Olmstead Medical Center, and the Rochester Family Medicine Clinic between January 2005 and December 2009. They found that the 10 most common diagnoses were:
  • Skin disorders; 
  • Osteoarthritis and joint disorders; 
  • Back problems; 
  • Cholesterol problems; 
  • Upper respiratory conditions, excluding asthma; 
  • Anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder; 
  • Chronic neurologic disorders; 
  • High blood pressure; 
  • Headaches and migraines; and 
  • Diabetes. 
"Much research already has focused on chronic conditions, which account for the majority of health care utilization and costs in middle-aged and older adults," says lead study author Jennifer St. Sauver, adding, "Surprisingly, the most prevalent non-acute conditions in our community were not chronic conditions related to aging, such as diabetes and heart disease, but rather conditions that affect both genders and all age groups."
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Stoussel should be brought-up on charges for extreme demagoguery and outright lying to advance a conservative agenda. The Mayo Clinic study does not indicate women do not experience more medical procedures than men, in fact some women may experience medical procedures that men do not require. But, Stoussel's premise in totality is extremely flawed and appears to have a dollar sign ($) as statement ending device vs. the grammatical device called a "period." 

Let's move from the political pandering of Fox News to a tea party Senator who actually has desire to occupy the White House.

The following has been posted her in previous posts. we are posting it again, because we find Rand Paul's plagiarism  and his character, despicable for a member of Congress. 

Truly pathetic! The Senator's acts speak to his intellect character, and may indicate he, himself, is a very low information person.

Why posit these acts lend to the growing reality of a developing US plutocracy.  Propaganda and manipulative lies when coupled with despicable character often feed people who follow Pied Pipers without questioning the Piper's chose of tune. 

Can you imagine the number of men who tuned into Doocy and Stoussel and actually left their sofas believing Stoussel's sophism?

How about people who listen to Rand Paul and may actually think the man is gifted in his oratory and posses good character?

What we do know. These two have more in common than simple low information conservatism. Stoussel is libertarian and we suspect Rand Paul similar in political and social ideology. 


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