The spin begins: ‘You may not be better off after knee surgery’


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Why this post today? Because this is the beginning of the propaganda machine starting to tell us to “just take the pain pill.” Based on 146 patients, the “death panel” or rationing board will use this to deny this surgery. Orthopedics is high on the list of reimbursement cuts planned by Obama.

(CNN) – Patients who underwent simulated knee surgery fared just as well as those who got the real deal, according to a new study that’s raising eyebrows about the most common orthopedic procedure performed in the United States.

Recall?

Jane asks the President if her 100 year old mother (now 105) would have gotten a pacemaker under his plan. Well now that’s a tough one … that costs a lot and maybe we will have to say, just take a pill. Priceless.

The findings, published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, add to a string…

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Ratings: Nikita Flat in Series Finale, Shark Tank Rerun Tops Quiet Friday


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Ratings Nikita Series Finale The CW’s resilient-to-the-very-end Nikita spied 805,000 total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating in its series finale on Friday night, up 17 percent in audience but flat in the demo week-to-week.

Compared to its Season 3 finale, the spy drama was down 19 and 50 percent.

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Topping the otherwise repeat-riddled Friday in the demo was a Shark Tank repeat (with a 1.2 rating), while a Dateline rerun drew the night’s largest audience (6.3 mil).

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Next Friday:Grimm and Dracula resume their seasons.

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Here he goes again


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Dec. 25, 2013: President Barack Obama speaks to members of the military and their families in Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.AP

The nation’s long-term unemployed will be cut off from federal unemployment benefits on Saturday, even as President Obama offers his support to two senators proposing to extend expiring federal jobless aid.  

Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada and Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island have proposed extending for three months benefits that more than 1 million Americans will lose. Obama called the two senators separately on Friday, describing it as an urgent economic priority.   

“This morning, the President placed separate telephone calls to Senator Jack Reed and Senator Dean Heller to offer his support for their proposal to extend emergency unemployment benefits for three months,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. 

“The President said his administration would, as it has for several weeks now, push Congress to act promptly and in bipartisan fashion to address this urgent economic priority.”

Obama says the abrupt cut-off in cash assistance during the holidays will hurt economic growth and jobs.

Economic adviser to the president Gene Sperling says the Senate will hold a vote on the proposal as soon as Congress returns next month.

An estimated 1.3 million people will be cut off when the federally funded unemployment payments end Saturday.

Some 214,000 Californians will lose their payments, a figure expected to rise to more than a half-million by June, the Labor Department said. In the last 12 months, Californians received $4.5 billion in federal jobless benefits, much if plowed back into the local economy.

More than 127,000 New Yorkers also will be cut off this weekend. In New Jersey, 11th among states in population, 90,000 people will immediately lose out.

Started under President George W. Bush, the benefits were designed as a cushion for the millions of U.S. citizens who lost their jobs in a recession and failed to find new ones while receiving state jobless benefits, which in most states expire after six months. Another 1.9 million people across the country are expected to exhaust their state benefits before the end of June.

Republicans and some Democrats will likely want to make sure that any proposal to extend federal unemployment benefits is paid for. Many of them look at signs of economic growth and an unemployment rate now down to 7 percent and expected to drop further as evidence the additional weeks of benefits are no longer necessary.

The effect of jobless benefits on the unemployment rates has been fiercely debated for decades. To qualify, people have to be seeking work. Conservative lawmakers such as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky argue that the payments aggravate rather than relieve unemployment.

TIME FOR PONDER TO BE REPLACED!!!!??


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Minnesota Vikings always lacks in the quarterback department, We are always playing these young guys first off QB’S shouldn’t have all the hopes and dreams of fans on a 25 yr old.  3 Interceptions, 2 fumbles. Come on this is going to cost us another season of disappointment… 

SHADY IS BACK Eminem with a new song


Eminem’s back! Rapper reveals new album title, ‘MMLP2,’ release date in ad during VMAs

Slim Shady also gave sneak peek of first single, ‘Berzerk,’ which lands on Tuesday during Beats by Dre commercial that aired during MTV Video Music Awards.

 
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 Eminem didn’t need to twerk up against Robin Thicke — or even be at the Barclays Center — to make some noise during Sunday night’s VMAs.

The rapper dropped a 15-second tease for one of the tracks of his new album, along with a title and release date, during a (sort of) commercial for Beats by Dre headphones.

 

“MMLP2,” named after Eminem’s classic 2000 album, “Marshal Mathers LP,” and the superstar’s first new record since 2010’s Grammy-winning “Recovery,” will land on Nov. 5, the commercial announced.

The name of the new album, which lands on Nov. 5, is a nod to Eminem’s classic 2000 album, ‘Marshall Mathers LP.’

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The name of the new album, which lands on Nov. 5, is a nod to Eminem’s classic 2000 album, ‘Marshall Mathers LP.’

Fans, however, can hear more of the first single — “Berzerk,” a guitar-heavy uptempo track that provided the soundtrack for the Beats ad — on Eminem’s SiriusXM channel, Shade 45, Monday night at 10 p.m.

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It’s the first album for the Grammy winner since 2010’s ‘Recovery.’

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It’s the first album for the Grammy winner since 2010’s ‘Recovery.’

“Guess who’s REALLY back? #VMAs,” Eminem tweeted before the award show.

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