From sunbeamtimes.com. Originally published on January 1, 2013
By my friend, Dr. David McKalip:
New and wholly evil medical ethic embraced by the AMA in 2012:“Physicians also have a long-recognized obligation to patients in general to promote public health and access to care. This obligation requires physicians to be prudent stewards of the shared societal resources with which they are entrusted. Managing health care resources responsibly for the benefit of all patients is compatible with physicians’ primary obligation to serve the interests of individual patients.…physicians should … participate in efforts to resolve persistent disagreement about whether a costly intervention is worthwhile, which may include consulting other physicians, an ethics committee, or other appropriate resource.”
As this New Year begins, the story of a life I saved last night reminds me of the awesome responsibility and privilege entrusted to us as physicians and individuals. A life saved from two other physicians. Mrs. B is a 92 year old independent woman who lives alone, still drives and who her daughter says is a “little demented”. She is alive and thriving this morning because this one doctor decided to serve her needs and not those of a collective society and its “shared societal resources”. She is alive this morning because this one doctor decided to stand up to two other doctors who thought it was “time to stop” and not worry about the social ramifications of the “collegial relationship”. Mrs. B. is alive today because this doctor did a very simple thing; one that is only simple after years of training and when dedicated to the most important ethic in life and medicine: an individual’s needs come first, their life is important and should not be thrown away. This one doctor encountered a 92 year old “demented” woman placed on death’s doorstep by a doctor’s orders and said “STOP”! This episode shows that we need not let evil work when good can intervene and we need not be forced to serve a collective when we should serve the individual first.
7:05 p.m. 12/31/12 This neurosurgeon receives a phone call from a local emergency room doctor: Mrs. B. has a very large subdural hematoma and is in a deep coma. This neurosurgeon orders medication to lower the patient’s intracranial pressure and other measures to preserve her life. This neurosurgeon gets dressed, and drives across town on a new years eve dodging busy traffic where some drivers are barely under control.
7:10 The emergency room doctor receives a call from a radiologist who advises that the hemorrhage is large and there is “herniation”.
7:15 The E.R. doctor calls the patient’s daughter and wrongly advises her that the situation is hopeless and hears the daughter say “she wouldn’t want to live like that”.
7:30 The E.R. doctor orders the ventilator removed and the patient extubated (breathing tube removed).
7:35 This neurosurgeon arrives to examine the patient and sees the respiratory therapist turn off the ventilator and about to remove the patient’s endotracheal tube. The patient is off the machine and breathing. The patient is waking up from a coma – better than when she first arrived in the E.R as she responds to the initial resuscitation attempts and measures ordered by this neurosurgeon on the phone.
7:35:01 This doctor says STOP!
7:40 This neurosurgeon berates the E.R. doctor and tells him he needs to adjust his approach to patient care. This neurosurgeon tells him not to give up so easily, stick to his specialty and give life a chance!
7:45-8:45 This doctor organizes a short-staffed O.R. team at a small community hospital on a holiday evening unfamiliar with emergency brain surgery and personally assists in setting up the room and moving the team along.
8:45-10:30 This doctor performs major brain surgery, removes the blood clot, stops the bleeding and sends the patient to the ICU for care.
7 a.m. 1/1/2013, Mrs. B. is opening her eyes and following the nurses commands.
As medicine and society as a whole proceeds into a new mentality of serving “the collective” at the expense of the individual, it is tempting to grow cynical, throw in the towel and let evil grow. It is tempting to walk away from doing what is right and join in the crowd of people – going along to get along. As doctors, it is tempting to follow the new and wholly evil ethic approved in 2012 by the AMA that says that doctors must be “prudent stewards of shared societal resources” and allow individuals to die who appear to be “too costly”. This new ethic is one that must be rejected but it is sadly infiltrating the hearts and minds of doctors and nurses. It is far too easy to look at a 92 year old, demented lady who is gasping her last breaths and let “nature take its course”. It would be easy for a neurosurgeon to walk in on a scene of a woman’s life who is being abandoned and turn around and walk out the door. This is the new Obamacare ethic that is invading medicine like a cancer: adopting death as the first and quickest option and not doing what we entered medicine to do: save lives! Try when others would stop. Give life a chance, even if it is a small chance, to survive! This ethic is being indoctrinated into our young doctors and our older doctors are being berated and coerced into following it with “incentives”, “bundled payments”, “accountable care organizations” and the proliferation of the “palliative care team”. Doctors are being told to spend less on patients as all payment for their services and total patient care are “bundled” into one payment. The more money they allow to be spent on their patient, the less money they will receive from the “Accountable Care Organization” (ACO) or similar entity. The employed doctors are especially vulnerable as their “utilization” is reviewed quarterly and “over-utilizers” are simply fired. These are not doctors that any patient can trust.
These lessons apply more than in medicine. They apply throughout America where we are all being subjected to serving “the common good’ and “the state” at the expense of the individual. Of course what is good for “all” is defined by a small group of the arrogant elite who never suffer the consequences of the rules that really are met for “the little people” (the true 99%). The individual is being cast aside so we can all be forced into being “prudent stewards of shared societal resources”. It is time to reject this wholly evil approach to society being promoted by the progressives and arrogant elitists amongst us. We need not think we have no say in the matter. This is America, the land of the great experiment where a Constitution was created in 1791 that did not grant rights to people, but protected those natural rights we have that are part of us and cannot be separated. Those inalienable natural rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness.
For those who might be discouraged about your ability to make a difference. For those who think “doing the right thing” doesn’t matter anymore. For those who are too afraid to offend your friends and colleagues by standing up for what is right and teaching them the right thing to do (with shame if necessary). For those who are concerned about burdening society with spending that is “too costly” or for actions that might be “futile”. For those who are being misled to think it is “selfish” to act in your own best interests or to serve and protect the interests of a single individual. For those who think there is no point in being good. Remember life and your natural rights. Remember Mrs. B.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017: Republican Congressman Thomas Massie said tonight, in response to the suggestion from President Trump that voting against the American Health Care Act could cost members their seats, that Republicans are worried Trump could be a one-term president if it ends up passing.
Hat tip: Mediaite
Exclusive — Progressives Plan to Storm Trump-Like GOP Congressman’s Town Hall by the Thousands to Disrupt President’s Agenda
Anti-Trump progressive organizers in the area are flooding social media with messages detailing their plans for disruption and even expressing the hope that President Trump dies soon. They openly state their goal is to halt the mandate the president has from his landslide electoral college win on Nov. 8, when he crushed Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton by winning 30-and-a-half states — cruising to a 306 vote electoral college victory.
The vitriolic nature of the progressive left’s desperate anti-Trump streak shines through in organizing messages in local Facebook posts, including one in which progressive activists say their “favorite” interaction with someone recently was a man who rolled down the window of his car while they were protesting and said he wished that President Trump was dead.
The local progressive Facebook group Indivisible Bradenton [bold type: mine] Pro-gressive wrote:
Our street protests were lively again, and we practiced our sign-waving skills with a lot of razzmatazz this week. Our signs reflected our concerns: ‘Did Trump Collude With Russia?’ ‘Trumpcare is Worse Than Obamacare,’ ‘GOP Bad Health Bill; 24,000,000 LOSE; Rich Get Tax Break,’ ’24 Million Will Lose Coverage Under Republican Plan,’ ‘Protect Our Care! Save the ACA,’ and ‘Sessions Must Resign.’ Our smaller group seemed to embolden the hecklers this week. We got several long profanity-laced tirades directed at us from both passing cars and people on the street. We just thanked them loudly or whooped in response for our own cheers. We’re enough of a regular fixture now on Tuesdays mornings that one woman who works in a nearby office asked if we are here because we are only allowed to protest on Tuesdays (?!). That made me realize all the more the importance of making our presence known and what people’s democratic rights truly allow them in this sleepy town. We of course got a lot of cheers and honks, as we always do, along with some thank yous. The favorite this week was an older gentleman who rolled down his window, spoke very slowly, and said: ‘We all need to pray very hard that Trump goes to heaven very soon.’
In other words, one of the “favorite” comments these progressive organizers heard all week was a man wishing that President Trump was dead and “goes to heaven very soon.” The original Facebook posting has since been removed and reposted with slightly different wording, where instead of the original description of that exchange with the man who wished President Trump was dead as the progressive organizer and post author’s “favorite” of the week, it was altered to say the exchange with that man was the “most notable oddity” of the week. Breitbart News has screenshots of the original, however, and is providing both the original post and the revised one here.
Both the original and revised postings also included details about the left-wing activists’ efforts to storm Buchanan’s town hall on Saturday, noting that a Buchanan staffer “received us kindly as always” when asked for details about the congressman’s upcoming town hall event.
Please read the rest of this article HERE.
“It would then seem that the “Russia hacking” story was concocted not just to explain away an embarrassing election defeat, but to cover up the real scandal.”By Joel B. Pollak
Democrats’ efforts to raise suspicions about alleged — and, thus far, imaginary — links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government may have backfired spectacularly.
The spotlight is now on President Barack Obama and his administration’s alleged surveillance of the Trump campaign, as well as his aides’ reported efforts to spread damaging information about Trump throughout government agencies to facilitate later investigations and, possibly, leaks to the media.
On Sunday morning, the White House released a statement indicating that the president would ask the congressional committees investigating Russian hacking theories to add the question of “whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”
Media outlets continued to repeat that the story was based on “no evidence,” though the evidence was plain. Read the rest of the story HERE.
Related article: Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump.
Hat tip: ArcaMax
Here’s actor Robert Davi’s open letter to the Hollywood elite that first appeared on Breitbart:
My Dear friends and colleagues,
I have recently been pondering President Trump’s executive action with regard to our nation having extreme vetting and our immigration policy finally being enforced. It has pained me deeply to see such a violent reaction to something that, to my mind, makes absolute common sense.
Let me begin by saying that I am from a family of immigrants that came to this country for a better life. They came to the US “legally,” assimilated, integrated, and learned English to the best of their ability, and demanded we speak it. As we all know, we live in a time in which there are forces who wish to destroy our way of life.
There are thousands of illegal immigrant criminals in the United States whose country of origin will not take them back. These criminals are free on the streets of America.
We have recently heard from a plethora of Hollywood stars on this issue — Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, Ashley Judd, Madonna, major agencies, musicians, singers and even the indomitable Shia LaBeouf. After much prayer on this issue, I must now stand in solidarity with all of my Hollywood elite brethren. They are right! The rest of you are wrong!
It is now in this spirit that I make an appeal to all in Hollywood and the media for us to use the Oscars to take a stand for the entire world to see and hear. It is time for Hollywood to lead the way.
I propose that Meryl Steep, Chelsea Handler, Richard Gere, Robert DeNiro, Christoph Waltz and others lead an Oscar first: let’s do away with the rules, barriers, and tickets to the Oscars and after-parties, such as the swanky Vanity Fair party or the Weinsteins’ star-studded affair. I ask all migrants, all illegal immigrant criminals and all un-vetted refugees to converge on Hollywood to come to the Oscars and all the after-parties, even those held at the mansions or the Chateau Marmont or anywhere else. After all, we in the Hollywood community want to show all Islamic extremists that we have love in our hearts — and what better way to do that than by inviting them along on our most important night?
It’s time the walls and electronic security gates come down. There are roughly 3,600 seats to the Oscars; we should have at least 2,500 seats reserved for illegal aliens, refugees and migrants, or maybe even more. For those celebrities skipping the ceremony, each should invite at least 100 illegal aliens, refugees or migrants to come to their home to watch the Oscars with them. The Academy and the Vanity Fair people should also get the 150 criminals who have recently been deported from Los Angeles and bring them to the show as honored guests.
I find it curious that when President Obama did the same exact thing — and more — in terms of enforcing the law on illegal immigration, the Hollywood elite were silent. Why were they silent then, but are so vocal now when President Trump is doing basically the same thing? Is Hollywood racist? Why — when Christians are being slaughtered in Syria, Iraq, and other places in the Middle East — is Hollywood silent?
Of course, the people that wish death upon Christians, Jews, gay people and the West are greeted with open arms by the elite in Hollywood — so why can’t they come to our Oscar parties?
Additionally, I am now pleased to announce that Hollywood and the recording industry no longer require the protection of the Men in Blue at any of their events! We do not need a country of laws; only a country of illegal immigrants, refugees and migrants. How dare we ignore the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”
So now, we ask you all: please come to the Oscars on February 26th at the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. We welcome you to our homes with open arms and love in our hearts. Together, let us celebrate the Progressive left and its policies, which have helped make blue collar America Tired, Hungry, and Poor.
And the Oscar goes to…
With love in my heart,
This article originally appeared on: Breitbart.com
“Moonbeam” never ceases to amaze – Governor Brown is now going hat-in-hand to beg the Trump administration for emergency funds.The Oroville Dam — at 770 feet, America’s tallest — is on the verge of failing. And Sacramento, which has been fiddling for decades while Rome burns, is running for cover.
This isn’t just any dam; it’s the primary storage facility located on the Feather River for the State Water Project, the state-owned conveyance system that provides drinking water to more than two-thirds of California’s population.
If the dam were to fail, it could inundate not only the city of Oroville but numerous other communities downstream, including Yuba City, Marysville and even West Sacramento.
At the moment, the emergency spillway is being used for the first time since Governor Ronald Reagan approved its construction, and almost 200,000 people have been evacuated.
What’s Governor Jerry Brown doing?
The same thing he’s been doing for decades — obstructing progress. California has been so busy defying President Donald Trump in order to protect illegal aliens from deportation that it forgot to do the things government is supposed to do, like maintain infrastructure. Governor Brown is now going hat-in-hand to beg the Trump administration for emergency funds.
But it’s during the seven dry years — the extended drought — that the state should have fixed its water infrastructure, like dams and canals. Brown and his merry band of Democrats had different priorities, like high-speed rail, benefits for illegal aliens, and unsustainable pensions. Read the rest of this article HERE.
Florida Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation that will target “sanctuary” cities and counties, along with the elected officials that support them, that don’t cooperate with federal enforcement of immigration law.
Sen. Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) and Rep. Larry Metz (R-Yalaha) introduced SB 786 and HB 697, known as the “Rule of Law Adherence Act,” Wednesday in Tallahassee, the Miami Herald reported.
The bills seek to ban “sanctuary policies” in Florida and create fines and penalties for state agencies, local governments, or law enforcement agencies that use these policies and don’t comply with federal immigration law.
“The one thing that everybody should know in our country is: We can’t choose which laws we’ll obey or which laws we don’t obey,” said Bean. Read the rest of this story HERE.