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US Military Okay with Repealing DADT

Dec. 1, 2010 The US Military is okay with repealing DADT and the latest study report indicates that over 70 percent of the service people asked said they would not have a problem with repealing DADT.  The Pentagon released its much anticipated report on  DADT and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates approved of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t tell urging the Senate to repeal the old legislation.

Back in the Presidency of Bill Clinton some 17 years ago, Don’t Ask -Don’t Tell was a compromise solution for gay troops serving their country in the military.  But this act made them hide their identity and told them basically and pathetically to ” go back into the closet, we don’t want to hear about you”.

This basically was a denial of human rights, and a denial of a service man or woman’s life as a minority group where the military was seen to be a force of bigots, gay haters and macho men who did not want gays to servi i nthe armed forces.

That was then, this is now.  In the year 2010 surely we have grown, learned and come out of our caves with a different perspective.  For a modern US fighting force to be strong all members of the team must be equal, equal in treatment and equal in rights but this is still not the case.

A Handful of Republicans are Holding on to DADT

Led by Sen. John McCain a handful of older republicans like John McCain are stopping the repeal of Don’t Ask -Don’t Tell.  Just a few of these old republicans are holding on for dear life that the military should somehow treat gays as equals.  A sad state for the party that call themselves reformed and ready to tackle the issues of today but it seems like such a milestone to declare all soldiers are equal for this group of conservatives.

One would suspect that religious organizations are funding, and firing up this handful of republicans who oppose gays so vigorously in the Senate and the House.   McCain himself keeps adding more obvious road blocks to repealing don’t ask -don’t tell and has for years even though he has been out of the military for over forty years or more.  It is clear to state McCain is out of touch with the reality of today’s modern soldiers who don’t sweat the small stuff, they are more concerned with staying alive and fighting.  First McCain demanded that all the military leaders must approve the repeal, then he wanted a study, then the study wasn’t good enough then we have to hear from the admirals of each force, even though the Generals and Secretary of State have already verbally approved the repeal.

John McCain Mis-Spoke Again abut Robert Gates Never Having Served in the Military

As John McCain dismissed the November 30 Pentagon study even before it was released and in an interview with NBC yesterday he indicated Robert Gates was a “political appointee who’s never been in the military”.

Again we see some of the mental incapacities of John McCain rearing its ugly head again when he speaks since he has made so many gaffs in the past, especially his identity as a Maverick.

A spokesperson for John McCain said he “mis-spoke” about Secretary of Defense Robert Gate’s military career.

The Face of Bigotry in the Military -A Prisoner of War-Claim to Fame John McCain
The Face of Bigotry in the Military -A Prisoner of War-Claim to Fame John McCain

Robert Gates served as a Second Lieutenant for the Air Force in 1967 which was the same year that McCain was injured in a fire on a carrier off the coast of Vietnam.

John McCain’s claim to fame in his military career is being captured as a prisoner in Vietnam and very little else is glowing in his military career except he crashed up a few planes by accident.

The republicans have to remind themselves that it was John McCain, the self proclaimed maverick who brought us the likes of Sarah Palin for the media to feast on and she has been giving since 2008.

The fact is that this issue has to be cleaned up finally before the lame duck session begins and and up and down vote would work favorably to the end of DADT.  The repeal of DADT all boils down to a fundamental denial of rights for a minority group of Americans who are laying down their very lives for their country.  Why would the United States deny these brave soldiers their rights, and their freedoms to live their lives accordingly.

Approximately 22 studies have been paid for and under taken to analyze the responses of the men and women serving in the US military from all branches.  The most recent study results released yesterday Nov. 30, 2010 revealed that an overwhelming majority of soldiers do not have a problem with gays serving along side them.

The Senators who’s votes will count are: Claire McCaskill, Olymia Snowe, Susan Collins, Scott Brown, George LeMieux, George Voinovich, and Jim Webb.  Over 40 republican senators voted to prevent a decision by the majority of the senate this past September.

It is important for all Senators to hear the people on this issue and they have already heard from the military leaders and their soldiers. Contact your local politician, state representatives and let them know what you support.

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Drug Commercials The New Drug Cartel on Network Television

Updated Feb 26, 2011  Medicine Net removed our link to their website.

Drug Commercials-Drugs in Your Drinking Water You have seen them at the dinner hour when the kids are eating and you have to look at your spouse when your child asks you ” dad whats Viagra?”.

The world has gone drug crazy and it is not more evident than the network news hours on all the major networks pushing more drugs than the Mexican cartel in Tijuana. You see the extremes at the expert doctors who scream at you -“get your damn vaccine”. Traditional TV ads have become more explosive in their slick multi-million dollar commercials to hawk their latest “cure all” pill.

The problem is that we are so full of drugs that Americans are polluting their own drinking water. There have been large quantities of drugs in our already polluted drinking water and the fact is that most municipal waste and water management -cannot get the drugs out. Not even dousing the water with chlorine bleach gets the drugs out of the drinking water. Fish are growing breasts, and foreign cancer tumors on their bodies and your pets as well as your children are getting prescription drugs if you do not filter your drinking water. But even if you do, your not getting the pharmaceutical drugs out of the water.

Quote: From Medicine.Net ( They removed our link to the article) Something to hide?
Is this a new phenomenon, the finding of pharmaceuticals in public water supplies?
No. Low levels of pharmaceuticals in the water supply have been a concern for a decade or longer, says Sarah Janssen, MD, PHD, MPH, a science fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental action group.

“Ever since the late 1990s, the science community has recognized that pharmaceuticals, especially oral contraceptives, are found in sewage water and are potentially contaminating drinking water,” Janssen tells WebMD.”

From USA Today

How do the drugs get into the water?

People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down the toilet. The waste water is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Then, some of the water is cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to consumers. But most treatments do not remove all drug residue.

If you look in your medicine cabinet there will be dozens of pill bottles all representing a waste of your hard earned money. Almost every drug on the market that has not been taken off the shelf due to dangerous and deadly side effects come with dozens of warnings that you need an hour to read them all.
Kidney damage is not acceptable while taking a drug nor is the more common liver damage. If you only get one liver -why would you risk it by taking a drug that will damage yours? Keep your liver. Keep it healthy and ignore those bad TV announcers that want to sell you more pills.

The FTC recently claims it will clamp down on internet marketing advertising and new laws are coming down every day to warn the public. But right before our eyes every night -there are the drug hawkers selling their snake oil on the major networks every night. Each commercial represents millions of dollars and they are repeated over and over until the typical American is so brain washed and in a drug induced stupor -they blindly go to the drug store and buy them.  The ask their doctors for prescriptions for the latest blue pill that are eaten like candy.

Important! Brainwashing By TV, Are Drug Ads Misleading?

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Recently we have lost a few actors to drugs namely the big ones like Keith Ledger, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley all prescribed a plethora of drugs which led to their predicable deaths.  People like Elizabeth Taylor and even Rush Limbaugh are addicted to drugs- this is a drug crazed world -pill popping goes on everywhere it is like a plague.

People carry their drugs with them where ever they go and the networks keep on making tons of cash by selling you drugs.  The drugs that are not even tested by outside agencies and by third party company’s that are not corrupted by the drug makers themselves.  What society allows a company to produce a product, do the quality control, do the testing and comes up with their own analysis that it is safe?

Where on earth are the government agencies in this process do they not have their own powerful laboratories to conduct tests on drugs?  Not any more. It is too costly for the government to test these products for you.  So there you have it…are you going to trust the maker of a drug to test their own products and your going to put this in your mouth and swallow it?

If you listen to Dr. Nancy Sniderman of NBC Today Show you will see the brainwashed doctor who can tell from your ear wax whether you will get breast cancer?

Shazamm….she must be a witch doctor. But Sniderman is right about one thing “its tough to find a doctor that is not pushing pills at you” and that treats the whole body not just the symptoms.

What is wrong with modern medicine is the fact that it is based on ancient remedies that don’t work anymore and never have in history. Pill popping leads to massive amounts of pharmaceutical drugs that cannot be removed from drinking water. Dr. Nancy did not mention that in her speech.

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