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“Dispatches: Europe”

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169 Responses to ““Dispatches: Europe””


  1. 1 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    1st

  2. 15 Bill R.
    June 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm
  3. June 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    PBO does really know how to wind up his adversaries into a cross-wired antique toy! Damn

  4. 22 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    By the way..stocks rose.. DJ just shy of 17,000. Terrible socialist

  5. 23 Nena20409
    June 5, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Au :star: for DF ;) . Enjoy your 1st, Congrats.

  6. June 5, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Good afternoon, friends.

    Chips, a little melody for you:

  7. 25 Jovie
    June 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Hehe senator berghdahl? The preacher is so funny ! :)

  8. June 5, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Josh Earnest really does have a great voice. Best of luck with the WHpc idjits. ;) They don’t deserve capital letters. . .
    Who will do West Wing Week? :)
    Thanks for the new post Chips. :) 🌞

  9. 27 vcprezofan2
    June 5, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Howdy-ish, Ms Chips! Glad to see you are no longer stranded in traffic. ;)
    ……………….

    While watching the WWWeek video, it crossed my mind to wonder which, if any, of the possible 2016 Dem contenders was regularly following the President’s activities as closely as we do, whenever he travels abroad. THAT is the potential candidate who would be my main consideration for the successor role, especially if he/she brought other real accomplishments to the debate.

  10. 28 Linda
    June 5, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Rand Paul did NOT attend the hearing last night.

    Saxby Chambliss was on Fox while the hearing was still taking place.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/05/bowe-bergdahl-briefing_n_5455367.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

    Whoever said all 100 Senators were there is not telling the truth. Even some Dems left.

    • 29 Layla
      June 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      From the article Chambliss said “I mean, it was like they didn’t trust [Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)] and me’! On previous thread he said he would absolutely have leaked the info if he had known! I’m dizzy!!!!!!!!

    • 30 Anna
      June 5, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      And there you have it folks, why should the President waste his time on these people, the don’t listen, don’t want to listen, don’t care, never will care about anything than ‘under the table money’. A grandson, now is 20’s, when 2 years old said to grandpa and myself one day out of the blue, “I love you guys”, that is how I feel about every single one of you on TOD, all lurkers included.

  11. 32 Vicki
    June 5, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I read on the previous thread that Brian Schweitzer was doing some oppo on Hillary during the Ed show.
    What is Schweitzer’s game? First he was on Ed pushing HARD for PBO to Ok Keystone. NO Good.
    Now he is dissing Hillary(fine with me)

    Does Brian Schweitzer think he is a viable presidential candidate? The Populist alternative to Lady Walmart? Mindboggling, but what do I know…

    Also lovepolitics2008 on previous thread talks about Clintons feelings towards PBO.

    They may both claim to be friends but ask yourself, Do friends step on other friends best moments intentionally?
    Or is that what Enemies do?
    I’m referring, of course, to the impending pregnancy announced with maximum press on the day the White House was celebrating 8 million ACA enrolees.
    Friends like either Clinton a person doesn’t need enemies

    • 33 Obama Grandmama
      June 5, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Not just the pregnancy announcement, but Hillary’s recent “I did not think we should have traded for five in Gitmo” response.

  12. June 5, 2014 at 6:38 pm
  13. 36 Jovie
    June 5, 2014 at 6:41 pm
    • 37 99ts
      June 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Waiting for the media to spread this news – waiting.. waiting..

      Maybe when John McCain explains it was all his idea – then the media will take up on it.

  14. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    June 5, 2014 at 6:49 pm
  15. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    June 5, 2014 at 6:51 pm
  16. June 5, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Honorable ….

    Dishonorable ….

  17. 51 Jovie
    June 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm
  18. June 5, 2014 at 7:03 pm
  19. 53 Linda
    June 5, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Matthews is backtracking like crazy…..

  20. June 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    DISTURBING.

    • 65 Layla
      June 5, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      She IS incapacitated!!!!!!

      • 66 carolyn
        June 5, 2014 at 7:16 pm

        That statement is not consistent with what has come out in her book. Also, that is just NOT how PBO works. Has anyone EVER heard him or anyone associated with him speak disparagingly about any person? He speaks about policies, but not people. Palin didn’t need any disparaging. She did it to herself.

      • June 5, 2014 at 7:16 pm

        I’m sorry but I’ll be damned if I’m going to let anyone, let alone HRC, take pot shots at our POTUS like that. No can do.

    • 71 Cindy
      June 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you Meta!

    • 72 Linda
      June 5, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      I already had to hold my nose and vote for Michelle Nunn in the primary here in GA……..

      I am not sure I can do that for Hillary…..

    • 73 Nena20409
      June 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Then senator Obama in 2008 told the press to Leave Palin and her kids alone. This story is factually incorrect. The Obama 2008 were never in the business of attacking people….be it McCain or others.

    • June 5, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      This was theoretically one of her “Hard Choices” – yeah, you heard that right. The byline to the article:

      Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices: Iraq and Sarah Palin
      Clinton says she refused to attack Palin as directed by the Obama campaign.

      http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/run-2016/2014/06/05/hillary-clintons-hard-choices-iraq-and-sarah-palin

      HELL NO.

      • June 5, 2014 at 7:28 pm

        My gut feeling here is that she is triangulating for the purpose of wooing Sarah Palin voters.

        • 76 carolyn
          June 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm

          A “dismissive statement” is not an attack in my mind, and I’m not sure I actually believe this. They just didn’t operate that way. Also, she has never been a champion of other women…..

        • 77 Layla
          June 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm

          …2 years away….I think not. she is trying to sabotage the 2014 elections

        • 79 Cindy
          June 5, 2014 at 7:43 pm

          Good analogy meta,

          She has probably discounted many of the President’s voters, and will allow herself to tie in with the teabaggers, just to get a vote. I surely do hope that a Democrat will emerge and be “willing” to take her on.

        • 80 99ts
          June 5, 2014 at 7:46 pm

          The VERY last person Palin supporters would vote for is Hillary Clinton – and EVERY democrat should have called Palin out because STUPID – not to mention the bad mouthing of the best President the US has ever had.

          • 81 Cindy
            June 5, 2014 at 7:51 pm

            Hi 99ts,
            Happy Friday morning to you!

            Do you ever sleep : )

            Hope you are enjoying a good cup of coffee and relaxing.

          • June 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm

            I didn’t say it was smart!

          • 85 carolyn
            June 5, 2014 at 7:59 pm

            If this was a “hard choice”, if it ever happened, which I doubt, that is pretty pathetic. Even putting this incident in a book is what my mother would have called “tacky” which was her worst criticism. I would agree…..that was a purposeful cheap shot, and will not win over any new converts…….people like us.

            I just don’t trust her, and neither does my husband, and he does not trust WJC. Frankly, I think she’d have us in at least two wars within her first two years. She wants to show she has cojones, like men. She reminds me much too much of Margaret Thatcher, who had to prove she was a big boy by starting the Falklands War.

      • 87 Obama Grandmama
        June 5, 2014 at 8:21 pm

        Hillary had better be careful. Besides losing us she may get PBO to support Joe over herself.

    • 88 jacquelineoboomer
      June 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Aren’t we supposed to all be one big ol’ “Democratic camp”?

      • 89 Obama Grandmama
        June 5, 2014 at 8:36 pm

        The best indicator of future actions is using past actions as a measure of what is to come. PBO’s enemies are ready to believe whatever bad thing is said about him, but based on his actions he has not been disrespectful of his enemies. Policy based beliefs have bee joked about but not character assassinations. On the other hand though there were those type of old politic tactics used in the Clinton camp.

        • 90 jacquelineoboomer
          June 6, 2014 at 12:31 am

          Perfectly stated. And, yes, *old politics tactics* that most of us don’t want to see again!

  21. June 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy Wonka!!

  22. June 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Way OT but this is exciting!!

    Lupita Nyong’o is set to reteam with Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company on the drama Americanah.
    Plan B, which produced 12 Years a Slave, has acquired big-screen rights to the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-penned novel and will produce alongside D2 Prods. and Potboiler Prods. (The Last King of Scotland, Generation Kill). Nyong’o will produce and star.
    Americanah is the epic love story of young Nigerians, a romance that spans continents, visas, phone cards and breakups, while exploring the cruelties and the humor of both the modern immigrant experience and the difficulty of finding your way home. The novel was the winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and was selected as one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, the BBC and Newsday.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lupita-nyongo-brad-pitt-reteam-709653

    • 93 Jewelz
      June 5, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      Brilliant. It’s an excellent book, and I hope they do it justice. One book by a Nigerian author that I’d like to be turned into a film would be Chinua Achebe masterpiece, “Things Fall Apart”.

  23. June 5, 2014 at 7:17 pm
  24. 96 hopefruit2
    June 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Here we go again….

    • 97 dotster3
      June 5, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      To quote Dave Letterman last night on this continuing gun violence, “For the love of Christ, when are we gonna do something???????!!!!!”

      • 98 hopefruit2
        June 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        When someone near and dear to the NRA head honchos becomes a fatality via mass gun violence. And that may not necessarily be a family member. Could also be a big $$$-donor…

      • 99 vcprezofan2
        June 5, 2014 at 8:13 pm

        I do believe as Hopef. Someone ‘near and dear’ to one of the head honchos have to be taken down in a venue where they least expected violence. The rest of us don’t really matter, you see. Somewhat like that Kirk (?) fellow who only understood about government help when he became disabled. And didn’t *he* go right back to voting against help for others once *he* had gotten his help?

    • 108 nathkatun7
      June 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      This utter madness! We need a new Congress to address this proliferating gun violence. We are loosing too many young people!

  25. 110 hopefruit2
    June 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm
  26. 111 Jovie
    June 5, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Thoughts?

  27. 114 Linda
    June 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Erin Burnett just tried to tie Harry Reid’s ” Friday or Saturday what difference does it make ” to Hillary Clinton’s ” What difference does it make ” comment in the Benghazi hearing.

  28. June 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Hope I’m not bling up. But I like this guy. . .

    • 117 Anna
      June 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      I want him to be my President until I die.

    • 119 nathkatun7
      June 5, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      CarolMaeWY, you are not alone! “I like this guy” too! I was born after Truman became President. Although I vaguely remember Truman and IKE, I can say for certain that I have consciously lived under 10 Presidents. Without a doubt, President Obama is one of the best presidents in my lifetime! The statement you shared reinforced my deep faith in him. Thank you for sharing it.

      • June 5, 2014 at 9:11 pm

        Thanks Nathkatun. There is no doubt in my mind either that he will be known as one of the greatest leaders of all time. He could have done even more if R congress wasn’t so despicable.

  29. 121 vcprezofan2
    June 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    O/T: Feedback sought:
    Yesterday I had a long overdue ‘physical’, and after much prodding and poking and squeezing and tapping was declared to be in good health. How. e-ver. I got talked into being given a tetanus shot – because I hadn’t had one in decades and you’re ‘supposed’ to get one every 10 years. :roll: The thing is I’m not a believer in getting shots containing bits of ‘sickness’ when I’m in reasonably good health – the very reason I’ve never taken the flu shot they always tout heading into winter! Here’s the question – doctor also suggested I take a shingles immunization shot. Now,
    I know no one who has ever had preventive inoculation for shingles. In fact, I know no one who has ever had shingles, and really am not at all inclined to go this route. So what do some of you think? I can’t do it for at least a month anyways since she has poisoned my system with this tetanus shot, but does anyone have any experience with taking/not taking a shot for shingles? Honestly, I’m all for leaving the body alone until it *needs* something, but maybe I need to start modifying this stance.

    • 122 desertflower
      June 5, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      I don’t know, vc…but here’s some info to read up on to help you make your decision. I do hear that having shingles is VERY painful…
      http://www.cdc.gov/Vaccines/vpd-vac/shingles/default.htm

    • 123 Anna
      June 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      40 years worked as RN, saw many with shingles, including of face, did not think about much but taking care of them Then mother now since deceased, got them, second cousin, healthy, tough lady, got shingles couple years ago. Her words to me were, “if you can, get that shingles shot, not fun having them, get it”. I did, no ill effects. Remember seeing the pain caused and dangerous if on face.

      • 124 carolyn
        June 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

        My husband had shingles…..it was HORRIBLE! Another friend had them, lasted about three years. They even went inside his body. I had the shingles vaccination, and so did my husband after his case of them, because you CAN get them again. By all means get the shot. You do NOT want shingles. People have been blinded by them when they occurred in an eye. They are nasty. Did you have chicken pox when a child? If so, the virus is still in your body, and can burst out any time.

    • 125 Layla
      June 5, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      An ounce of prevention…Last year I was blood tested for immunization and I had none!!! Come to find out my parents never had me vaccinated as a child. So I received all the vaccines over a period of time even an MMR, go figure! I had no reaction except for hepatitis vaccine. Had I bothered to do this before I would definitely have opted to get vaccinated. BTW you were not poisoned but vaccinated preventively Just my opinion

    • June 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      I had the shingles vac two years ago when I went on Medicare. Typically, my thought process is much like yours: Leave the body alone until…….(I never have the flu shot.) Shingles though: I know so many people who had them in their 60’s, 70’s and even my mil had them in her 80’s. So, I decided to go ahead the have it.

      • 127 vcprezofan2
        June 5, 2014 at 8:32 pm

        TY, TnMG. Funny enough, doctor told me to think about it and make up my mind for myself, BUT she gave me the prescription for purchasing the medication should I decide to go ahead. Subtle, was she?

    • 128 MightyPamela
      June 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      VC, three months ago, my doctor so effectively explained the benefits of this vaccine, and I have a colleague who developed shingles, she was in agony for months. It only took me a week to decide to take it; it’s a one-time only injection, recommended for 50+ years old people who had chicken pox in their youth. Compared to the tetanus booster, the side effects of the shingles vaccine were nil. Noticeable peace of mind after it was over.

      • 129 vcprezofan2
        June 5, 2014 at 8:25 pm

        You know, MP, one of my worries about this is that everyone (including Desertf’s article) keep mentioning relevant age as 50+, BUT, I’M STILL 39….and holding! Or is it 49 by now? Wait, I’m getting confused. Let me get back to ya on that. :grin: :grin:

    • 130 vcprezofan2
      June 5, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you ALL for your responses! Much appreciated. As I did have a mild case of chicken pox as a young child, you all do make me feel that I need to look into this further. Doctor did also mention an hepatitis shot, Layla. It just struck me as too much to want to pour all these things into a body that had managed to avoid all of them for years (except for running into migraines in last 5 years), and one whose major inconvenience is the inability to sleep through the night.

      • 131 Layla
        June 5, 2014 at 8:12 pm

        The hep shot just caused arm tenderness for about 2 days, that’s it. It is good that you have been spared any of the associated diseases but you might not be tomorrow…hence the benefit of vaccination. Much more difficult on the body to have/treat than to prevent

        • 132 vcprezofan2
          June 5, 2014 at 8:29 pm

          The arm tenderness, aching really, from the tetanus shot is not exactly encouraging, but I hear what you are saying. I am processing all that’s being said. Doctor did say that as a result of the current shot I cannot do the shingles one for at least a month though she didn’t give me a timeline for the hepatitis.

    • 133 daisydem
      June 5, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      VC, first, so glad to hear your physical went well and you are in good health. Second, when I went recently for lab work and checkup at my dr.’s, his nurse asked me if I wanted the shingles shot. I said yes because my aunt has had more than one outbreak of shingles and I heard reports that she was in much pain and could not even get out of bed one time. The first time she did not know what was wrong and was vert scared. I had no reaction to the shot at all and only hope based on what I have heard about shingles that it works. I too did not get flu shits fo a few years but do now because we have clients in and out of the office everyday. Just my opinions.

    • June 5, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      VCP if you had Chickenpox as child. mite be a good idea. my 90+ YO mom had shingles, and it was awful. spread from her breast to her feet. and would reoccur time after time. My Father, also had shingles inside his body. can’t scratch that. I finally at 74, I gave in an got the shot, no problems, and hopefully well never have to go thru what my mom experienced. (cost was the factor in my putting it off)

      • 137 vcprezofan2
        June 6, 2014 at 7:48 am

        Hi & TY, IP. I am taking all your stories into consideration. The overwhelming consensus seems to be that I should ‘suck it up’ and go take the shot when my one month decision-making time is over. ;) As usual, word of mouth provides a very powerful recommendation.

  30. June 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Smarty pants never lets me down. . .

    • 139 nathkatun7
      June 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      “These people have never accepted the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency – and they likely never will. I find that its helpful to keep that in mind.”

      Smartypants is spot-on! This whole hoopla has nothing to do with Sgt. Bergdahl! he is just an expandable sacrificial pawn. This is all about contesting the legitimacy of President Obama. Actually, right wingers rarely, if ever, call him PRESIDENT Obama. Most call him “Berry,” or “Obummer” or simply Obama.

  31. 141 desertflower
    June 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/5/tax-haven-billion.html

    Fortune 500 companies store billions in offshore tax havens, says report
    Study finds that at least 362 of America’s biggest corporations use loopholes to avoid paying US taxes

    AND I wonder how many get subsidies….double wammy. Cheating the country and taxpayers to boot.

  32. 142 dotster3
    June 5, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    It dawned on me today—–and it’s been lying in wait in my brain for a long time——this person who I think would be a most excellent presidential candidate——-Chris Van Hollen. I’ve liked him every time I see him, he’s one of the few who puts himself out there, he’s right on all the issues, well-spoken, intelligent, well-qualified as to resume’, great background, appealing appearance, a calm measured tone about him. I think he would have mass appeal. Am I right or am I missing something? I just really like him, and I have never heard anyone say anything but that. Even mr. dotster, who is not inclined to comment on politicians, notices and says something positive about him at every appearance.

    • June 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      I have always liked him. Regardless of what show he is on, who is interviewing (and trying to “trip” him up), whatever the subject, he is as you said measured, insightful, thoughtful.

    • June 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Contrary to popular opinion, I actually do think the Dems have a pretty deep bench. Especially when you contrast with the RWNJ neanderthals.

      Chris van Hollen has great appeal.

    • 145 nospin
      June 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      dotster 3 you are right on all points. I do like him. Here is to wishing Biden makes him his VP.

    • 146 Vicki
      June 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      you are right

  33. June 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I’ve been out most of the day so SIAP (sorry if already posted!). But I wanted to be sure people knew that Sylvia Burwell was confirmed today for Secretary of HHS despite McConnell’s threats to make it a gruesome process.

    Progress!!

  34. 148 Cindy
    June 5, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    O my gosh! Matthews says he is not Hillary advisor but she is going to be the next President because she is wonderful or some crap and everyone is ready for a woman President.

    I guess we don’t have a say so in who we want for President. Why does he love her koolaid?

    • 149 Layla
      June 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      She must now have agreed to go on his show to discuss her book

      • June 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm

        It’s weird. The media hates the Clintons (although they love their antics) but they hate PBO more. He won’t play their game and that burns them up. The Clintons walk into the trap all the time.

    • 151 99ts
      June 5, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      Has he ever explained what would be her policies if she were President? Has anyone discussed this. Barack Obama ran on his policies – he did not run to be the first black President. If he had run on the latter – he would have been defeated. If people push Hillary as the first woman President – she will be defeated.

    • 152 nospin
      June 5, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      #nomoreclintons

    • 153 nathkatun7
      June 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Chris Matthews is a phony! He was leading the lynch mob to impeach Bill Clinton over the Lewinsky affair. He was also not fond of Hillary Clinton during her run for U.S. Senate in NY.

  35. June 5, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Am sharing a status from a ‘friend’ on FB. Just sharing the status but you can imagine the comments–all supporting her dad’s “awakening”, etc. She has a lot of posting from the past 2-3 days ……typical right-wing s—……all from conservative sites…….all the propaganda from Fox.

    I spoke with my father this afternoon about the Bergdahl scandal. Please take note that this man is a hard core democrat who voted Obama into office…twice. I thought we would have our usual political debate and have a difference of opinion. Much to my delight my father said the following: “This is the first time I have been ashamed to say that I took part in voting that man into office. He has disgraced America and has now put a bigger price on the head of every service member we have currently serving and will have serving in the coming years”. PLEASE TREAD LIGHTLY if you are going to blast this thread with negativity. This is my father you will be talking about and I don’t take well to anyone speaking ill of him. I just thought I would share a very rare moment between a democratic father and his republican daughter.

    Thoughts, please. Thanks!

  36. June 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    With no legislative approval, McAuliffe has begun planning for Medicaid expansion
    By Laura Vozzella, Published: June 4 E-mail the writer

    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is quietly planning the nuts and bolts of enrolling an additional 400,000 Virginians in Medicaid even as the House of Delegates seems as firmly opposed as ever to expanding the health-care program for the poor.

    The administration is considering how it would handle the flood of applications that are expected to pour in if expansion comes to pass. Privately run call centers could be an option

    The planning comes on top of research McAuliffe’s office has conducted into whether he has the power to expand Medicaid by executive order if he cannot get the GOP-dominated House to budge. And it comes to light as McAuliffe is claiming broad authority to keep most, if not all, of the state government running if the standoff prevents passage of a budget before July 1, the start of the fiscal year.

    McAuliffe (D), who ran for office as a bipartisan dealmaker, continues to say publicly that he wants to find a legislative solution to the Medicaid standoff. But with the start of the new fiscal year less than a month away, the governor appears to be mulling over the extraordinary use of executive power, both to keep the lights on in state government and to muscle Medicaid expansion past the legislature.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/with-no-legislative-approval-mcauliffe-has-begun-planning-for-medicaid-expansion/2014/06/04/2a7a8b4c-ea77-11e3-9f5c-9075d5508f0a_story.html

  37. 164 dotster3
    June 5, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I see sad reports that one of the male victims in Seattle has died from his wounds.

  38. 166 Anna
    June 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    If we don’t attempt to bring every soldier home, who will want to volunteer, there will be no one who wants to protect us, give us the freedom to express our opinions and thoughts. I would not volunteer if thought I would be abandoned by my country.

  39. 168 LDS
    June 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    VC, I hope you are still there. I am catching up it seems like years now. One week and forget it. But I am enjoying every minute…….
    Okay, after a high fever and flu-like systems this past winter, I had shingles. It was the most irritating painful feeling. I did go to my doctor and he prescribed the vaccine immediately. My pharmacist offered to give it it to me in the store because I had to wait for a order to come.

    I feel the same way as you do about taking medications and as I rarely take aspirins. I had to come to a realization that as healthy as I claim to be, the body changes as we get older. My doctor told me it was a once in a lifetime injection.
    Now, upon reading here I learned it can come back. I will be the first in line if it does. The pain and discomfort is not worth it.
    After this long cold winter, I also will take the flu virus in my doctor’s office. That high fever was wicked and kept me weakened too long. Prevention is just as important as maintenance. Thanks to Obamacare a lot of people are in a position to do both.
    I hope this personal testimony helped.

    • 169 vcprezofan2
      June 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks for sharing, LDS. Today’s responses have actually focused my mind on the subject more than my doctor’s words did. [She knows that I very rarely fill prescriptions because I hate medication, so she put me on a 24hr BP machine when she wanted to convince me that I needed BP medication.]

      I truly appreciate all those who took the time to share their thoughts &/ experiences with me on this subject. It has helped a lot. Thanks!


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