Barry must be so proud because the bots will never put two and two together.

The latest innovation in cancer care isn’t a medical breakthrough but an app to ration new drugs. It’ll measure care in terms of what it costs health plans, instead of what it means for patients’ lives.

That it’s being developed under the auspices of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, the world’s leading oncology association, is a grim warning about the state of organized medicine.

The app will use an algorithm like those many health plans apply to limit access to innovative treatments. Wellpoint Inc., for one, measures cost-effectiveness by comparing the benefits, side effects and costs of various treatments for specific types of cancer. The ASCO app uses the same benchmarks.

That’s no coincidence. At ASCO’s national conference, Dr. Lee Newcomer, United Healthcare’s medical director, said the “motives [of insurers] are viewed with suspicion when it comes to deciding whether a treatment is cost-effective. So having ASCO play a key role in establishing such guidelines would be crucial to their implementation.”

Translation: Patients are more likely to accept rationing if it comes with a “medical seal of approval.”

The cancer death-panel app | New York Post.

mcnorman:

Gosh darn it, she is making a case for a stint in rehab talking like this.

Check out the map. Oh, if you don’t have an exclamation mark in your state, just wait a few more months.

Originally posted on BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!:

Here is a handy dandy map that shows where the illegals are being resettled or proposed to be settled. Here are the symbols on the map for name of each location and what is happening there. The original  interactive map is located over atNumbers USA -Not in my back yard. Credit goes to the link. Worth reading the comments over there.

Relocation Map Key

You can zoom in and out, and click and drag the map for a different view. (For a larger version of this map click here. You can see a full list of all the communities in the left column.)

NumbersUSA is daily updating this interactive map to show which communities are under threat of the federal government moving large numbers of illegal aliens there from the border.

NumbersUSA is providing its members actions they can take to help stop the government’s dispersal of illegal aliens in…

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Since 2003, eighty mentally ill prisoners have died in our prisons.  We can’t take care of what we should presently.  So, why are we asking for 3.7 billion dollars to take care of a situation that was made by ValJar & Co?  What will make this country say enough is enough?  I don’t know about you, but I am fed up.  Just look at what Gitmo does for their prisoners.

Migrant families, mostly single mothers and children from Central America, began arriving in El Paso shelters Sunday night. Most had already spent four to five days in federal custody, said Taylor Levy of Annunciation House in El Paso.

“They haven’t had adequate food, they’ve been sleeping on the floor, they haven’t been able to bathe,” Levy said.

Customs and Border Protection is processing the immigrants, which includes taking biometric information, and releasing some of them to the shelters. The shelters then help the migrants find transportation to reunite with family members already in the United States.

“They’re going to Miami, New York, California, other places in Texas,” Levy said.

Of course, this is one of those places where there has always been a safety net.   This is teh won’s doing.  Let them all move in (including the lice) with his mother in law and the kids.

Wow, this was monumental.  It is over.  As I said, the house is very old and to my knowledge these were original gas pipes so no one had ever touched them before.  I can only say that I am worried about my neighbors that are elderly because they will not have the resources to correct something like this overnight.  (I have emergency credit cards…YEAH!)  This was emergent.  Even though our temps are well into the 100s, there will come a time when they drop.  That is the time to worry as they alter pressure within the system.

Every home on the street next to me has been worked on.  Some are even having their front yards dug up to change out the pipes.  That is a homeowner’s cost which can be steep for those on a fixed income.   Anyway, when you know that the company is doing work…be nosy and find out what they are up to.  In general, they won’t want to tell you details.  I had already known of several big breaks during the past year.  The gas company was on it immediately.

My concern was that if this leak happened in my home with the pressure alteration, what happens to my neighbor’s home that has been shuttered for a few weeks?  To my knowledge her gas lines have never been worked on since the home was built as well.  Yup, she’s out of town which made me quite anxious.  You don’t have to have much leaking…a slow one in an enclosed space and then you have one big accident.  Luckily, her son is a higher up within the fire department so not only will he be checking on the home…he will also be able to look into some of the pesky minor details that the rest of us have must perceverate over.

A note…I have been notified that I will be receiving an exchange computer.  That means moving quite a bit of data over to the new one as well as trying to catch up on what I didn’t do this past week.   So, no worries if I don’t post for a bit.  BTW, I thought most of you would like this read on Federal Government Email.  We either have a lot of liars in the IRS or a huge amount of incompetence.

A Period Is Questioned in the Declaration of Independence.

HAPPY July 4th!

I am quite the busy bee.  Yesterday, I had a knock out drag out fight with our on site tech recovery company.  It seems that they can’t find people to stay with their company for longer than a day or so.  I had to replace a motherboard (don’t do it myself because of the warranty issues involved).  The company was notified Monday.  The parts were here on Tuesday and appointment was set for 11:00 AM.  Low and behold, they were running late.  Appointment reset for Wednesday.  Late again, they sent a novice who was working their first day.  A bit flustered, a job that normally takes 1/2 hours took 4 1/2.  At the end of this, I was left with a computer in bits and pieces and no screws.  Needless to say, I had a cow of biblical proportion as this is the main machine.  Come Thursday morning, I start the calls from Hell to this company at 4 AM.  By Thursday afternoon, an experienced tech had put my puzzle machine back together.  A Rubik’s Cube is far easier to put together.

I thought that the 4th was going to be a day of peace.  Dumb me.  Sometimes, I don’t know what to make of life?  My home was built in 1955.  For two years, there have been gas leak problems between my street and the next one over.  The gas company has begun work on the house next door, mine is next.  Last night, I awoke to the smell of gas.  It was in the house. After checking on the hoses connecting the dryer and the stove, I found one crimped.  Probably happened when I tiled the kitchen about three weeks ago, but there was no smell until last night.  I have to wonder if the pressure in the lines is not becoming overwhelming?  I have seen the gas company excavate a few front yards on the neighbor street.  Normally, they stay on the street.  I am more than worried.

It can always be worse.  I do have friends on the east coast that were in Arthur’s path last night.  I hope they are okay.

A drone’s view of fireworks.

And if you can get through that punishment, you can go on to Part 2.

 

mcnorman:

Trey Gowdy takes Gollum to task.

 

Food for thought.

Then again, many of us have been thinking this for a long, long time.

Originally posted on Rabblerouserruminations's Weblog:

Our morning paper, the Post and Courier, had a very good commentary on Monday by a former executive editor of the paper, R. L> Schreadley, entitled, “Speeding down Obama’s road to ruin.”

The examples Schreadley gives are good ones indeed, but it was the quote with which he opened the commentary that really struck me. From the Post and Courier:

“It is with a strange feeling that those of us who came from the Soviet Union look upon the West of today. It is as though we were neither neighbors on the same planet nor contemporaries. And yet we contemplate the West from what will be your future, or we look back seventy years to see our past suddenly repeating itself. And what we see is always the same as it was then: adults deferring to the opinion of their children; the younger generation carried away…

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