Archives By Month: June 2018

June

Posted on June 30, 2018 2:10 am By Del Meyer in This Month in History

What does June 15th mean to you? It’s the feast day of St. Vitus in Germany, the patron saint of comedians, dancers and Sicilians. King John of England begrudgingly signed the Magna Cara on this day in 1215. Margaret Jones became the first person executed in Massachusetts for witch craft in 1648. Benjamin Franklin tied […]

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Restoring Accountability in Medical Practice, HealthCare, Government and Society

Posted on June 30, 2018 2:05 am By Del Meyer in Restoring Accountability

The Galen Institute, Grace-Marie Turner President, galen.org founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform. Grace-Marie has been instrumental in developing and promoting ideas for reform to transfer power over health care decisions to doctors and patients.  She speaks and writes extensively about incentives to promote a more competitive, […]

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Talk Radio Dialogues Connect with almost Everyone

Posted on June 30, 2018 2:03 am By Del Meyer in The Worldwide Public Forum

In Depth Discussions with public, civic, national and international leaders, cultural, educational, political and religious commentary to broaden your perspective of our country and the world in which we live. Heard on Salem National Radio (The ANSWER) sites include: DrDennisPrager.com, HughHewitt.com, MikeGallagher.com, MichaelMedved.com, LarryElder.com, MetaxasTalk.com, SRNNews.com, SRNStore.com, Michael Medved, http://www.michaelmedved.com/ The Greatest Country on God’s […]

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Tom Wolfe The man in the white suit

Posted on June 30, 2018 1:59 am By Del Meyer in In Memoriam

Tom Wolfe died on May 14th 2018   The unsparing chronicler of American society and mores was 88 AT SOME convenient point in any morning, Tom Wolfe would put on his working clothes. Over a silk shirt, maybe ultramarine, maybe striped, he knotted a silk tie. A proper Windsor knot! No plastic cheaters, like Marshal […]

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Happiness

Posted on June 30, 2018 1:58 am By Del Meyer in Words Of Wisdom

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. –Chinese proverb Happiness is a mystery like religion and should never be rationalized. —G. K. Chesterton 1874 If you haven’t been happy very young, you can still be happy later on, but it’s much harder. You need more luck. –Simone de Beauvoir 

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It’s good news that Trump floated a zero-trade-barrier offer

Posted on June 30, 2018 1:57 am By Del Meyer in Hippocrates & His Kin

by Daniel J. Mitchell President Donald Trump told foreign leaders at the Group of Seven summit that they must dramatically reduce trade barriers with the United States… Trump, in a news conference before leaving for Singapore, described private conversations he held over two days with the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada. He said […]

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The Handbook for Total Body Reconditioning

Posted on June 30, 2018 1:53 am By Del Meyer in Book & Cinematic Reviews

APHORISMS Attributing overweight to overeating is hardly more illuminating than ascribing alcoholism to alcohol. —Jean Mayer All that running and exercise can do for you is make you healthy. —Denny McClain A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. […]

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Continuing Medical Education after Graduation

Posted on June 30, 2018 1:51 am By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

When I was in training to become a physician, I spent my time at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In one of the introductory lectures, we were told to study diligently and to keep on studying for the rest of our lives. The professors stated that the science of medicine was expanding, and […]

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A Missed Opportunity to reign in Social Security

Posted on June 30, 2018 1:49 am By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      Social Security and Medicare are projected to become insolvent during the next decade. What are the possible solutions? Dr. Edwards:  It is fairly obvious that both will need to be cut. But will that be possible? Dr. Milton:      It will be difficult if even possible. Dr. Ruth:        The country has gotten so used […]

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Government can Control Spending But not since our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge

Posted on June 30, 2018 1:43 am By Del Meyer in Medical Myths

Government control its own spending has been variable and even rare. There are isolated instances of where this may be true. Robert Sobel in his treatise, Coolidge, An American Enigma, whose low rankings as President was the work of Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr and also Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr and was due to selective mining […]

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