Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Pill Popping Rush Limbaugh Still Free While Cops Arrest Little Old Ladies Selling Pain Pills

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Prosecutors lose in court right to see Rush Limbaugh's medical records. Meanwhile, the same authorities who can't find the anthrax killer or bin Laden concentrate on the real terror in America: little old ladies selling some of their pain pills so they can pay the heating bills.

From CNN:
Dottie Neeley, 87, was fingerprinted, photographed and thrown in jail, imprisoned as much by the tubing from her oxygen tank as by the concrete and steel around her.

The woman -- who spent two days in jail after her arrest last December -- is among a growing number of Kentucky senior citizens charged in a crackdown on a crime authorities say is rampant in Appalachia: Elderly people are reselling their painkillers and other medications to addicts.

"When a person is on Social Security, drawing $500 a month, and they can sell their pain pills for $10 apiece, they'll take half of them for themselves and sell the other half to pay their electric bills or buy groceries," Floyd County jailer Roger Webb said.

Since April 2004, Operation UNITE, a Kentucky anti-drug task force created largely in response to rampant abuse of the powerful and sometimes lethal painkiller OxyContin, has charged more than 40 people 60 or older with selling primarily prescription drugs in the mountains.

"It used to be a rare occasion to have an elderly inmate," Webb said. "Five years ago it was a rarity."
Well, many, many criminals go free but not little old ladies! Can't have them hobbling about the countryside, whispering, "Hey, wippersnapper, want to pop a pill?" Nope. America will collapse, Christmas will be called off, the anthrax killer will laugh even harder than he is laughing right now if we don't capture and handcuff these dangerous 90 year old women!

The War on Drugs continues to grind onwards, crushing millions of people under its steel wheels. Ever wonder where Rush got those pain pills in Florida? From CNN:
Judge David F. Crow ruled that Florida laws do not prevent doctors from talking with prosecutors if the discussion is relevant to the prosecution of a crime.

The decision gave prosecutors permission to subpoena doctors and their staff, but it also protected confidential material in Limbaugh's medical records.

The judge noted that Florida law prohibits the discussion of a patient's medical condition and information disclosed by a patient during treatment.
From just such ladies. Oh, the humanity. Well, he is making millions on the radio, his show broadcast to our armed forces, even as the cops try to corner his elephantine mass, they are having a hard time of it. But ancient women with walkers: tackle them, mace them, throw them into the slammer and don't let them out.

Time for a rant: If there really is a baby Jesus upstairs, why can't we spend this xmas holiday screaming at him to throw some of that brimestone to Rush? Give him a lightning bolt jolt. At least have the Spirit of Christmas Future visit this blubbering ass and kick him to the curb?

Rich people can break any laws they want, the more connected, the more they can ignore the letter and intent of the law. Rich people don't say, "Shall I toss and turn at night due to the pain in my old joints and sell my meds or should I take my meds and get kicked out of my cheap apartment?" Desperate for some spare money as the monsters and clowns running America have created a fake, lying crappy "inflation index" that deliberately and maliciously excludes nearly everything that old grannies have to buy every month: food, energy, medicine, and then throw them in jail as they try to make ends meet?

What the hell is America coming to? Is this what we want to be? Shall we throw old women into prison for public begging? Or if they are too proud to beg, will we look the other way as they starve to death or eat dog food? The rip-off perpetrated by the GOP in changing the way we calculate inflation is going to KILL PEOPLE.

We are murdering people for oil, for money, for power and we are watching our rulers murder us as they, safe in their vast, expensive, inflation indexed bubble float over our heads, ordering cops to arrest little old ladies trying desperately to stretch a dying dollar.

Let them eat pain killers.

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Another Win For Us Tea Drinking Old Ladies: It Prevents Ovian Cancer

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

As a lifetime big time tea drinker who drinks cups and cups of tea while babbling away at this blog, it pleases me immensely to hear this good news: tea drinking protects women from ovian cancer. I have had my ovaries operated on when only 13 years old and my doctor told me to consume vast quantities of tea to ease the pain and so, he was right. I still have both ovaries and lots of tea kettles and tea cups and tea cozies. Would you like one or two lumps of sugar?

From Yahoo:
Swedish researchers have found tantalizing but far-from-conclusive evidence that drinking a couple of cups of tea every day might help reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

The study involved 61,057 Swedish women who answered a questionnaire about their diets and then were tracked for an average of 15 years through 2004.

During that time, 301 women developed ovarian cancer. Those who reported drinking two or more cups of tea a day were 46 percent less likely to develop the disease than women who drank no tea. Drinking less than two cups also appeared to help, but not as much.

The researchers did not break out the results by tea types, but most of the tea drinkers consumed black tea. Both black and green tea contain polyphenols — substances thought to block cell damage that can lead to cancer.
My mother's godmother who was born at the beginning of the Civil War always had high tea time. She would sup her tea under the verandah, surrounded by her beloved wild birds with the California jay being the most audacious of the tea drinkers. The birds would perch on the lip of the cup and splash tea all over us with their bills. Then they would take the nuts and fly off to the mulberry tree and jay-jay-jay at us.

I am very happy I was surrounded by tea drinkers so drinking it was a natural thing. I collect tea and have many varieties as well as from various countries. Nothing is more wonderful than to participate in a proper Japanese tea ceremony. Drinking Chinese tea while eating peaches is also spiritually pleasing. Sitting on the deck, watching the clouds seethe about the mountains while sipping tea is highly recommended.

So is drinking wine, heh. But not five cups a day. As a five+ a day tea drinker, I assume my ovaries which caused endless problems back when I was very young (that, a long story, not pleasant) will be hearty and hale when I reach 105 years like my mother's godmother, at this rate.

Or maybe not. Next week they will probably come out with a study showing bloggers don't live long because we annoy our readers to death. Argh. Oh well. Rock and hard place and all that. Time for another cup of tea.

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