From: n5hsr on 24 Sep 2007 01:06
"sharx35" <sharx35(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> "F.H." <connectu2(a)verizon.net> wrote in message
>> witfal wrote:
>>> On 2007-09-23 15:46:04 -0700, "n5hsr" <n5hsr(a)comcast.net> said:
>>>> Not everyone is benefiting from modern healthcare. For some reason, my
>>>> family seems to fair less well with modern medicine than with what they
>>>> had prior to that. Watch for this to become a bigger trend.
>>> The medical and drug industry is about money, not necessarily about
>>> longer life.
>> You're chuck full of silly little idioms aren't you? How is it you speak
>> with such confidence? Certainly the pharmaceuticals are questionable but
>> how is what *is* the "medical industry" anyway? Doctors? Or perhaps just
>> those HMO's and hospital owners doing business the American way?
>>> It's my firm belief that the increased lifespan we're witnessing is to
>>> the detriment of quality of life.
>> Obvious in *some* cases. The that translate to you thinking its somehow
>> costing *you* a few bucks?
>>> Sure modern medicine can keep you alive, but at what cost?
>> IMO, with the exception of clear cases of mental illness, once over a
>> certain age the option of checking out ought to be the individuals. Will
>> your body to the corporate powers, throw a party, read poetry, kiss
>> everyone goodbye.
>> And now.....a commercial message from Soylent red and Soylent yellow,
>> high energy vegetable concentrates, and new, delicious, Soylent green.
>> The miracle food of high-energy plankton gathered from the oceans of the
> Soylent Green, in the movie, was NOT made from plankton. Google can even
> be YOUR friend...unfortunately, though, Google usually points out your
> errors far more than it confirms your statements.
Every time I see a commercial for Ensure, the first thing that pops into my
mind is Charlton Heston yelling "Soylent Green is People!"
Charles of Schaumburg
From: F.H. on 24 Sep 2007 02:27
> On 2007-09-23 19:21:53 -0700, "F.H." <connectu2(a)verizon.net> said:
>> witfal wrote:
>>> On 2007-09-23 17:42:20 -0700, "F.H." <connectu2(a)verizon.net> said:
>>>>> The medical and drug industry is about money, not necessarily about
>>>>> longer life.
>>>> You're chuck full of silly little idioms aren't you? How is it you
>>>> speak with such confidence?
>>> And you're an idiot who can't even determine proper attributes on
>>> usenet. The words above are not mine.
>>> Foolish troll.
>> Heh, the troll label again.
> If you were anything more than a troll, you'd be apologizing for your
> stupidity and error.
> The shoe fits, troll.
The shoe that fits you is immature Usenet hall monitor. I'll bet you
drive the same way.
From: F.H. on 24 Sep 2007 02:33
> "witfal" <nospam(a)all4.me> wrote in message
>> I hate killfiles. I really do. But your oxygen thievery on this planet
>> tempts me to use one.
> F. H. aka F***ing Headcase has already proven that he's a waste of the 21 %
> Oxygen he's breathing.
Time for you two *pals* to get a room. Do what *real* conservatives do,
you know, airport sign language. ;)
From: Johnny Hageyama on 24 Sep 2007 07:14
> I still think if we are living longer, we are living less well. Again, it's
> all about the money, boys. The medical industry and the drug industry is
> making a forturne off of prolonging death. Go look at the occupants of your
> average nursing home. They may be living longer, but most are miserable.
I can't imagine my parents accepting any existence that so sapped
their individualities and treated them like little children.
From: Mike Hunter on 24 Sep 2007 11:03
Obviously not everyone, but the majority certain is living longer. All of
the male members of my family died around age 75 from heart attacks. I
will be 82 shortly. The reason being I had heart bypass surgery when I was
fifty, adding over thirty years to my life
Today with the medication available on the market I do not have any heart
problems. My blood pressure is around 145/60 and my cholesterol is below
130, down from 220 when I had the bypass surgery. I had the surgery when it
was new and today thousands are alive that would have died in the sixties or
Other types of surgery, like transplants that are saving those that would
have died from liver and lung diseases. Many types of cancer can be cured
as well. Younger children are not subjected to the diseases that killed
many in the past, from measles to polio.
Many are living a better life as well with the availability to replace
knees, hips etc., as well as the ability of reattaching severed limbs
The average the life span is more than 15 years longer, for a person born
today, than it was in 1926 when I was born.
Take a walk through any cemetery and take note of all of the children that
died below the age of two and the large percentage of adults that died in
their thirties, as just one indicator of the increase in the average life
span in the US.
"n5hsr" <n5hsr(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
> Dear Mike,
> Not everyone is benefiting from modern healthcare. For some reason, my
> family seems to fair less well with modern medicine than with what they
> had prior to that. Watch for this to become a bigger trend. The medical
> and drug industry is about money, not necessarily about longer life.
> Charles of Schaumburg.