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Trump and Clinton release some medical info…

The medical reports show NO problems with either candidate….

Just days after it took Clinton’s team 48 hours to disclose a case of pneumonia and a debate about the candidates’ transparency erupted, both the Democrat and the Republican took steps toward providing the public with more medical information — Clinton going bounds further than Trump in an effort to reassure voters.
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While the Republican filmed an appearance on the Dr. Oz show — a safe environment — to discuss select details of his health, his opponent’s campaign released updated letters from both Clinton’s and running mate Tim Kaine’s physicians depicting a relatively healthy pair.

Not to be outdone, it took less than an hour before Trump’s campaign said his running mate Mike Pence would soon release health information of his own.

The back-and-forth was not only about the two candidates’ health, however. It was just as much about secrecy — an issue that has dogged both campaigns from Day One.

As Clinton’s campaign released the ticket’s information on Wednesday evening, it sought to go on offense: a pop-up message on the campaign’s landing page for the medical information declared, “It’s outrageous that Donald Trump hasn’t met basic transparency standards with his medical records and tax returns.”

Clinton’s new records released on Wednesday painted the picture of a candidate with low cholesterol (without taking a statin) and seasonal allergies. She also takes a thyroid medication, and as the campaign has previously disclosed, she takes a blood thinner, Coumadin. As far as the pneumonia, Clinton’s strain was non-contagious and bacterial, and she was instructed to stay on antibiotics for 10 days.

The latest letter from Bardack declares that Clinton “continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.”


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So she has Pneumonia…She showed Up….’Let the Screamers Scream’…..

 By Laurence Lewis   @ Daily Kos….
Scranton, PA - AUGUST 15:  Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a rally with Vice President Joe Biden at Riverfront Sports athletic facility on August 15, 2016 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton focused her speech on the economy and bringing jobs to the key swing state of Pennsylvania.   (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Presidents get sick. Presidential candidates get sick. President George H.W. Bush vomited and fainted at a state dinner in Japan. George W. Bush the Lesser fainted after choking on a pretzel. Presidents also don’t announce every minor illness they have. Serious, debilitating, or life-threatening conditions should be disclosed—but not every flu or pneumonia or normal passing bug.

Hillary Clinton either fainted or at least wobbled and needed help getting into a car, but she didn’t need to be hospitalized, and an hour later walked out of her daughter’s apartment, waved, briefly spoke, hugged a small admirer, and overall looked fine. But some in the media are caterwauling. Of course.

We now know that Clinton has pneumonia. And despite that, she showed up at the September 11 memorial, on a hot, humid day, and stood in a packed group for a long ceremony. Given her pneumonia, it was too much. Not life-threatening, not bad enough to require hospitalization, and something from which she quickly recovered, but more than she could handle. Let the screamers scream.

Hillary Clinton shows up. She showed up on September 11, 2001, and unlike her opponent, she didn’t use those horrors as cause to gloat or for dishonest self-aggrandizement. And despite having pneumonia, and despite the heat and humidity, she showed up at the memorial. It doesn’t look good for a world leader to wobble and need help to avoid falling down, but it speaks to her strength and dedication that despite her temporary illness, and despite the weather, she still showed up. It’s what she’s done her entire adult life…..

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German Nutritionists doubt a vegan diet is enough to live good on…

As more and more people switch to meat-less diets ?

Some begin to question how the absence  of certain foods will effect one’s health….

Perhaps nowhere is the embrace of a vegetarian diet more on display than in Berlin, Germany, dubbed a global vegan mecca for its growing array of restaurants (think: vegan kebabs, pizza and ice cream) as well as vegan street festivals — and even a vegan butcher. One pro-vegan group estimates about 80,000 people in Berlin are following a vegan diet.

If you listen to my story, you’ll hear Berlin resident Moza Kabbar, who says there’s a huge boom in enthusiasm for veganism in the city.

But not everyone in Germany is on board. In a new paper, the German Nutrition Society says a vegan diet can’t provide everything your body needs.

“With a pure plant-based diet, it is difficult or impossible to attain an adequate supply of some nutrients,” states the German Nutrition Society’s new position on the vegan diet. “The most critical nutrient is B-12,” which is found in eggs and meat. The group says if you follow a vegan diet, you should take supplements to protect against deficiencies.

According to the German nutritionists, other “potentially critical nutrients” that may be a challenge to get in a vegan diet include omega-3s — found in fatty fish — as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, iodine, zinc and selenium. So the group recommends that vegans get advice from a nutrition counselor and be “regularly checked by a physician.” In addition, the society recommends against a vegan diet for pregnant women, women who are breast-feeding, children and adolescents.

Advocates for veganism say the new position from German nutritionists goes too far….


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Both Clinton and Trump will release more medical data….

With Hillary Clinton’s delay in letting the media know about her pneumonia diagnosis there has been pressue by the media for both candiadtes medical redcords to be released to the public….

Trump is 70, Clinton is 68….

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump plans to announce the results of his physical this week on “The Dr. Oz Show,” Fox News is reporting.

Trump, whose appearance on the program was announced last week, will reveal his physical on the show Thursday, according to Fox News correspondent John Roberts.

A spokesperson for Trump did not immediately return an inquiry about the Thursday appearance.

Trump announced on “Fox and Friends” that he took a physical last week and would reveal the results of it sometime this week.

“I did pretty much the whole deal, because I think we should, I think we should do that,” Trump added on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

Trump predicted his physical would show “large numbers” and “hopefully very good statistics.”…


Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will release additional medical records this week, a spokesman said Monday, after a health-related stumble exiting a 9/11 ceremony put her well-being into the spotlight and reanimated critics’ complaints about secretiveness.

Press secretary Brian Fallon also said the campaign made mistakes handling the situation on Sunday, specifically by not responding to questions for 90 minutes about Mrs. Clinton’s exit from the memorial event in Manhattan.

Last year, Mrs. Clinton released a summary of her health, including the results of some medical testing. Until now, her campaign said that was sufficient, and pointed out her release was more detailed that opponent Donald Trump’s. But after Sunday’s events, she decided to release more information, Mr. Fallon said….


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Political Roundup For September 12, 2016…“The Deplorables,” Pepe The Frog …RRH Elections…

Well, that was quite a weekend. Unfortunately, the Hillary health scandal took the focus off of the brave Americans and first responders who lost their lives 15 years ago. Our hearts go out to their families, and our determination to never forget their loss continues.

Presidential News:

Clinton: As you know by know, Clinton had what appeared to be a fainting spell yesterday morning after leaving the 9/11 memorial ceremony early. The video looks awful for her. Clinton’s health now becomes a central issue in the campaign. Worse for her, it appears her campaign directly lied to the public about it being merely an “overheating” incident. Instead, Clinton has full-blown pneumonia, but obviously wasn’t going to tell *that* to the public until she absolutely had to. Clinton has since cancelled a West Coast fundraising trip and will be in bed for a few days.

Polling (no link): The polls over the weekend showed a mixed picture, with NBC/WSJ/Marist polls showing a rosy picture for Trump in battleground states, but with national polls showing Trump down 5 to 8 points among likely voters. Throw these polls away. It is impossible to determine right now how Hillary’s fainting spell will affect the voting population. My guesses? Some Johnson voters come home. A sliver of indies move toward Trump. Two to three points of movement in Trump’s direction.

Contagious?: If Hillary really does have pneumonia, here she is possibly infecting a little girl who ran up to her in front of Chelsea’s apartment. As Ben Shapiro put it on Twitter, Hillary’s campaign is frantically looking to explain how her pneumonia might not be contagious.

Trump: Hand it to Trump for staying on message yesterday, posting only about 9/11, and nothing about Hillary. Trump is probably realizing he can go without Tweeting if it means he gets to be President.

Pepe the Frog: Try to follow this if you can. There’s an internet character named Pepe the Frog. He used to be innocuous, and was referenced by Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry. But lately he’s become a white nationalist mascot. And in a separate meme, called “The Deplorables,” Pepe The Frog is included, along with Trump and some of his sons. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted the image, saying he’s proud to be among the deplorables–an obvious reference to Hillary’s comment–but now the “scandal” is that Trump Jr. is retweeting white nationalist memes. Clearly this will move a lot of swing voters. /Snark.

Stein: Jill Stein says Obama broke international law by killing Bin Laden, and that she would have made the decision to apprehend and try him, as opposed to killing him in Pakistan. I wouldn’t mind if Stein carved out more of a niche for herself as a centrist, as Gary Johnson is doing on the other side of the aisle. With this comment, she further narrows her base….


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Trump hopes Hillary Clinton gets well soon…..

Unlike the media…..

Donald Trump has NOT gotten hysterical over the fact that Hillary Clinton has pneumonia ….

He wants her to get better and get back in the race….

Donald Trump said Monday that he takes “no satisfaction” from Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis, while arguing that his own campaign schedule is more intense.

“I don’t take satisfaction,” Trump told CNBC “Squawk Box” co-anchor Joe Kernen.

“I hope she gets well and I hope she gets well soon,” Trump continued. “It was quite sad, to be honest with you. I hope she gets will soon. No satisfaction, believe me, whatsoever.”

“She was coughing very, very badly a week ago,” Trump continued. “This wasn’t the first time.”

“I want her to get better, I want her to get out there, I look forward to seeing her in the debate.”


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Breaking…Hillary Clinton got ‘Overheated’ @ WTC ceremony…Media goes Nuts!..Updates…

Hillary Clinton a 68 year old woman left the World Trade Center ceremony this morning and felt ‘overheated’ just before getting in her SUV….

She was whisked away to her daughters apartment by the Secret Service and NY Cops….

After getting her there …

The Clinton campaign THEN took the time to explain away the episode to the Media….

I’m a man….

But in living with my wife for a long time?

Sounds like Hillary Clinton experienced something just about ALL woman do at some point….(Men don’t)….

“Hot Flashes”…

Sounds like one of those things people are gonna have to adjust to having a Women as President…..

“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen. During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better,” said Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill….



Her’s the candidate after leaving her daughters house  after the episode…

Hillary Clinton waves after leaving her daughter's apartment on Sept. 11 in New York. Clinton left the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York early after feeling "overheated."
I am NOT a doctor and do NOT have privy to Hillary Clinton’s medical records…But I have GUESSED that had what would be commonly called ‘Hot Flashes’ by females….
Her reaction could have been one caused by grief and her memory of the Trade Center site that she saw on that eventful day….
 The Dog…
The Clinton campaign NOW says Hillary Clinton has been campaigning with pneumonia as of Friday….
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Hot Weather…A/C …Summer Colds….

Anybody notice how many of us are walking around with colds or sinus infections this summer?

When it gets THIS HOT you gotta have Air Conditioning if you can afford it….

If you’re luck?

You work in an air conditioned  building….


There IS a downside to all this…

Your sinus cavities KNOW the difference between OUTSIDE air with reasonable humidity and the a/c air with has little to none….

Your sinus cavities also KNOW when the filters on those a/c units are dirty because they haven’t been changed….

I know some people LOVE the HOT weather….

This Dog will be VERY happy when the a/c’s can take a rest….

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Donald Trump to Visist ‘Oz’ Next week…

He, he, he….

The Dr. Oz show that is…..

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump will appear on “The Dr. Oz Show” next week, where he will discuss his “personal health regimen,” the day-time television show announced Friday.

“In this hour-long interview, Dr. Oz will ask the important questions that affect your health and the security of America,” reads the announcement on the show’s website.

“He addresses why the health of the candidates has become such a serious issue in this campaign, plus Mr. Trump reveals his own personal health regimen.”

The Trumps will appear on the show on Thursday….



Can anyone quess what show they’re gonna send Hillary Clinton to sitdown on TV after this?

Oh, and Dr. Oz is gonna get the once over from the Media for some criticism of his medical advice in the pass…He’s been before Congress to take some heat….


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Tiger Woods will try returning to Golf next Month…

After women and back trouble we’ll see if one of the golfing sports greatest players can make a come back…..

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Tiger Woods announced on his website Wednesday morning that he hopes to return to competitive golf next month, starting with a tournament in Napa, California.

Woods, who has been recovering from two back surgeries in 2015, said he hopes to start the 2016-17 season with three events. The first event would be the Safeway Open from Oct. 13-16, in Napa. Woods then plans to play in the Turkish Airlines Open from Nov. 3-6, in Antalya, Turkey. His final event of 2016 would be the Hero World Challenge from Dec. 1-4, at Albany in the Bahamas. The Hero World Challenge is run by Woods’ foundation.

“My rehabilitation is to the point where I’m comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do,” Woods said. “Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery. My hope is to have my game ready to go.

“I’m looking forward to going to California for my foundation event and Safeway. I’m also excited to return to Turkey and Albany. It could be a fun fall.”….



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There are reports of Samsung smartphones exploding while being charged…

The company is recalling some of their phones after reports of the batteries in the phones blowing up…

The model is the Samsung Note Galaxy 7….

A Samsung smartphone exploded while charging on a Winthrop (Mass.) paramedic’s bedside table early Saturday, one day after the company recalled millions of Galaxy Note 7 models amid reports that they are at risk of spontaneously combusting.

The Winthrop explosion occurred inside the sleeping barracks at Action Ambulance Service Inc. just before 6:30 a.m., said Captain Scott Wiley of the Winthrop Fire Department. No one was injured, Wylie said, though smoke from the explosion was enough to trigger the building’s fire alarm.

“The battery was melted out through the back and the screen was melted in,” said paramedic Shane McKenney, who said he arrived for his morning shift shortly after the phone of his coworker, paramedic Steve Enright, exploded.

“His phone blew up while it was right next to him,” McKenney said….


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Some questions about Donald Trump….

The Guy DOES make you wonder?

…A Newsday Op-Ed…..

For months now, ordinary people, politicians and pundits have speculated in public and private: Is there, you know, something wrong with Donald Trump? Laymen would say he is “nuts” or “crazy,” while a mental health professional might say “suffering from a personality disorder.”

It’s not one trait or attribute, but the whole complex of behaviors: lack of impulse control, self-obsession (to the point at which all human tragedies are seen as they affect him — the Orlando massacre proves was he right! Nykea Aldridge was killed, so vote for him!), habitual lying and exaggeration, grandiosity, lack of empathy and need for constant adoration. There is also his rambling, sometimes unintelligible speech pattern. He flits from one thought to the next by stringing sentence fragments together, never completing a thought or a sentence….

It might be reassuring in some sense to find out that Trump is ill. The reality is that it’s just as likely that he’s an obnoxious, entitled ignoramus. Either way, he shouldn’t get anywhere near the Oval Office….


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Earthquake in Italy Kills More Than 150…

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….from the NY Times……

A strong earthquake struck a mountainous stretch of central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 159 people, trapping scores under debris and setting off tremors that awakened residents in Rome, nearly 100 miles to the southwest.

The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, struck at 3:36 a.m., about 6.5 miles southeast of the town of Norcia in the Umbria region, followed by about 200 aftershocks over the next several hours, including a 5.5-magnitude tremor at 4:33 a.m.

The authorities said the quake was comparable in intensity to one in 2009 in the Abruzzo region of central Italy that killed more than 300 people.

Towns in three regions — Umbria, Lazio and Marche — were devastated by the quake, which could be felt as far away as Bologna in the north and Naples in the south. The deaths appeared to be concentrated in four communities: at least 86 in the towns of Amatrice and Accumoli, in Lazio, and at least 32 deaths in Marche, in the village of Arquata del Tronto and the hamlet of Pescara del Tronto…..


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President Obama in Louisiana

….from Daily Kos….

President Obama speaks on Louisiana flooding from Baton Rouge

President Obama is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he’ll make a statement on the deadly and damaging floods that have hit the area. Noted disaster expert Donald Trump has assailed the president for not going to Louisiana sooner, but Gov. John Bel Edwards had specifically asked Obama not to visit until the situation was well enough controlled for presidential staffing and security needs not to detract from the disaster response.

The federal government has been actively involved in monitoring and assistance:

  • More than 979 housing inspectors are on the ground in Louisiana verifying damages reported by survivors who have registered for assistance. The number of inspectors is expected to increase rapidly over the next several days.
  • FEMA established an Incident Support Base in Camp Beauregard in Pineville, Louisiana to distribute supplies such as water, meals, cots and blankets to the state of Louisiana. These include over 800,000 liters of water, over 800,000 meals, over 20,000 cots, and 42,000 blankets.
  • FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) personnel and equipment are deployed to the Incident Support Base in Pineville to support the state with secure and non-secure voice, video and information services to support emergency response communications needs.
  • After the state requested a Federal Urban Search & Rescue task force, FEMA has deployed Texas Task Force 1 to Louisiana.
  • Six FEMA Incident Management Assistance Teams are deployed to Louisiana to support response activities and ensure there are no unmet needs.


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Hillary Clinton Health problems?

The Democratic Presidential candidate put any question to rest last night on the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ show ….

Hillary Clinton Laughs Off Health Rumors by Opening a Jar of Pickles on Jimmy Kimmel| 2016 Presidential Elections, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel

In her bid for the White House, Hillary Clinton is already dealing with an email scandal that won’t go away, but now there are rumors that she may be ill. So, the Democratic presidential nominee decided to fight the speculation head on — during her visit Monday to “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”…

….joking aside, the former secretary of state tried to make sense of why her political rivals would suggest that she’s sick. “I don’t know why they are saying this,” Clinton said. “On the one hand, it’s part of the wacky strategy: just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. On the other hand, it just absolutely makes no sense, and I don’t go around questioning Donald Trump‘s health.”

But it was all a mere prelude to the true test of Clinton’s vitality: Could she open with an untampered-with jar of pickles? With a growl and a hearty twist, she did just that....



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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug


What about those state’s making moiney off letting compnaies raise the drug and sell it?

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use, leaving users and businesses in limbo after many states have legalized it for medical or recreational purposes.

The DEA though did relax certain restrictions on growing marijuana for research purposes.

For decades, marijuana has been listed as a “Schedule I” drug, placing it on par with heroin. The government has repeatedly rejected appeals for reclassification.

“Marijuana shouldn’t be listed as Schedule I,” U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, said in a statement. He said the decision left “patients and marijuana businesses trapped between state and federal laws.”

Thursday’s DEA decision was a response to a 2011 petition by two former state governors who had urged federal agencies to re-classify marijuana as a drug with accepted medical uses.

In a letter to the petitioners, the DEA said it had asked the Department of Health and Human Services for a scientific and medical evaluation.

“HHS concluded that marijuana has a high potential for abuse, has no accepted medical use in the United States, and lacks an acceptable level of safety for use even under medical supervision,” the letter said.

That assessment comes amid statistics showing zero overdose deaths due to marijuana each year at a time of an alarming rise of heroin-related deaths in the United States as politicians debate remedies for exploding opioid abuse.

Twenty-five states have sanctioned some forms of marijuana use for medical purposes…..



As long as the DEA classifies Marijuana in the class as heron?

The Federal Government could LEGALLY arrest ANY one or charge any company dispensing Marijuana under Federal law regardless  of state law or permission….

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