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From the medical business to the media to idiotic women, they all got on the Angeina Jolie bandwagon. For whatever reason she chose breast surgery, plastic or medical – it shouldn’t be our business. But she decided to make it so, so here is my reaction:
A healthy woman is hailed as brave for cutting her breasts because she might get cancer (she still might now, but better odds) I don’t know who came up with the 87% and 5 % numbers and how, but people take them on faith and miss one point: without surgery she might never get cancer. With it, she still could.
Yet the move is praised to high heaven – even elevated at the rank of “a mother’s duty”. NY Times promotes the tweet with the quote about telling her kids they don’t have to fear losing her to cancer. Keep your breasts and you are a bad mommy!
It’s nice how everyone is so cavalier with a woman’s body parts. Waiting for the praise for someone cutting testicles based on an 87% chance.
I have been called ignorant, anti-woman and how do I dare criticize her. I don’t. She wanted to raise awareness, I’m aware and this is what I know:
Genetics is in its infancy – not sure how reliable their cause/effect study is – and is there only one gene involved? The numbers are highly suspicious.
Cancer patients are less and less getting surgery these days. Boosting immunity is the state of the art treatment. With all the early screening, it was noticed that the body takes care of a great number of tumors, through its immune system.
Breasts, ovaries are not just man toys, baby-making organs. They are important parts of our body. Nerves, hormones important to our overall health are there. Lopping them off based on a “maybe” is not bravery in my book.
Oh, and this woman the whole medical science defers to today, used to carry blood vials of her spouse around her neck (they both did, Billy Bob and her) for a strange reason I forgot now.
And a balancing view
Preventive double mastectomies among women in that latter group have shot up by 188 percent since the late-1990s. The steepness of the rise suggests those operations were driven less by medical advice than by women’s exaggerated sense of risk of getting a new cancer in the other breast. According to one study, such women believed that risk to be more than 30 percent over 10 years when it was actually closer to 5 percent. I am concerned that the coverage of Jolie’s decision, if not handled carefully, will add fuel to a culture of fear, to a misunderstanding of risk that could compromise women’s health choices.
Among the usual ink blotter stuff, two important headlines in the Saturday news dump. From Long Island
and the NY Times chronicles how Obama further degrades his Federalist Society Healthcare bill before it even takes effect
Maybe now the R will vote for him? Please???? (Someone please explain this clown how political parties work)
And just because it fits the topic so well, an amusing find from Cannonfire. Not photoshop – he has video too at the link
It does work on so many levels, including Obama’s fantasies.
Dick Morris: Hillary Clinton Is Throwing Obama Under The Bus For A 2012 Run
Oh, that poor, poor Obama! Oh that evil, evil Hillary!
suggesting the remarks, coupled with her silence on health care reform, were a deliberate attempt to undermine the President building up to 2012.“I think there is a subtle distancing going on, and it began over health care,”
You mean the one advanced by the Heritage Foundation? The image I’d love to remove from my brain but can’t?
Not much more to comment, except to underline that this was the engine that pulled in the foold for the Gldman Sachs candidate. CDS worked so well, it is still being flogged
Oh and some of the comments are priceless. Loved ex-political media hack’s
oh lord do i wish dick morris was sane and that this idea really was true!
Sadly hes not and its not.
the crazed Obots (see Roxsteady for a easy crazed example) actually believe that obama really is doing a good job and that every problem he has is because of something Fox news said…..these fools still really hate the Clintons for daring to take obama to the end of the primaries (and beat the pants off of him) and if she ran theyd totally completely freak and turn all their race baiting teabag yellin’-palin loathing hate right at both Clintons.
No folks – you cant expect the clintons to clean up obamas mess. Thats the responsibility of the twits that elected him.
i mean just imagine what chris matthews and Frank rich would say.
Chicago Tribune is my Cover of the Day today because of this desperate hug Obama gives his departing from politics corrupt buddy running for his old seat (was that seat EVER won earnestly I wonder?) Anyway, the hug is significant in the light of the knowledge the WH is resigned to let that seat go
WaPo has the caption that would complement the Chicago Times photo
.The other big November story is Charlie Crist switch to independent in Florida. Here it is in Miami Herald along with the alarm for the coastline that Obama so cavalierly ceded to oilmen
I am talking of this ugly spill, pictured in Obama Times
In Financial news, while the GOP filibuster was dropped here, Greece is sinling (thank you, GS!) – a good cover by DC’s Express
In NY, the only non-Bullock news is about the La Guardia airport: