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February 2, 2010

GREAT EXAMPLE OF A TWO TIER HEALTH SYSTEM IN CANADA Oh Danny BOY

 

 

Useless Watchdog ready to handle ER probes.
It is misleading to say that the lack of Hospital beds is the sole problem..
 
Do you even  know what the actual patient waiting time  is to see a cardiologist  for example outside of the hospital, or an eye doctor, or a  skin specialist, a knee specialist  for a start?
 
Having been to the emergency about 7 times at least this year alone with my senior father there are 3 things essential for all for a start  to note..
 
1 People who are seriously ill cannot generally  be helped by their family doctors, cause they  still generally  do not have the essential medical skills or even access to the essential medical tests..
 
Only hospital tend to have the best, essential testing equipment, medical personnel .. so the lack of emergency room or hospital beds  here  now is not the sole problem..
 
in reality rather the root problem is the lack of hospital staff to test the sick people 24 hours per day and seven days a week since the good hospital staff, medical technicians and doctors  tend to work 9-5 and  five days a week only.. and this is the root problem
 
Generally too many inadequate, pretentious medical test are also still being done initially too by the family doctors and emergency rooms one too.
 
2 What the lack of emergency and hospital  beds now also means though is that the patient cannot firstly get medically diagnosed and get get their blood tests done within the first 4 hours..
 
so they can if needed be put into an emergency bed for 48 hours and next if needed.. transferred to the Hospital bed for 10 days at the most where more medical  tests can be done…
 
what we here also really still do need is not more beds.. but hospital medical testing facilities to be available 7 days a week, 24 hours per day..
 
3 The lack of proven, skilled medical personnel is still problem especially, especially   in emergency rooms and elsewhere..
 
for instance inexperienced, nurses and inexperienced  doctors should not be allowed to look after  the patients in the emergency room.. Reality   rather here  we need qualified and experienced medical personnel here and   24 hours per day and seven days a week here.. which too often is not the case too…
 
4 Now I myself have been to the emergency room at least 5 times the last few years.. 
 
Note this I had 5 different doctors at the same hospital give 5 different reason for my sickness initially and none of them were right.. the actual sickness was determined only after I was admitted and serious testing done..
 
In many  other instances the emergency room could not help me or others cause they did not have at all the proper medical experts available at all in the emergency room.. since they tend to  too often concentrate, specialize in recognizing  heart attacks, cancer , broken bones mainly  it seems.
 

Oh well if you cannot get good medical servcie   in Canada you can go to the states if you are rich..
 

 

WHILE THE RICH PREMIER GOES TO THE US HIS  FOR HEALTH CARE. Kennedy told of health woes in Lab West CBC –  Hundreds of people packed a Labrador City meeting hall Thursday night to lay out a litany of health care problems, including tragic stories of loss, to Newfoundland and Labrador’s health minister. Stories ranged from a shortage of medical specialists to a lack of equipment to harrowing waits for air ambulances.

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. -Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams  is rightfully getting cooked alive in the comments section of many websites for his own choosing to head to the States for medical care.  Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams has left the province for heart surgery , but his office wouldn’t whether it will be done in Canada or the United States. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Matthews didn’t disclose the details of the procedure or say exactly when or where it will occur.  “I can confirm that Premier Williams did leave the province this morning and will be undergoing heart surgery,” she said in an email. And next we find out he went to the US. What message does this act  send to ordinary Canadians?-Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams do you know something the rest of us don’t?

AND WHAT THE REST OF THE CITIZENS OF Newfoundland and Labrador ALSO GET SENT TO ANOTHER PROVINCE FOR HEART SURGERY OR WHAT IN REALITY??

The rich Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is rightfully being accused of having a double standard, not being a great example as well, claiming concern for Canadians and the people of his province, he clearly now does everything it takes to stay alive in the American health system and not in the Canadian one even. And when he is rightfully criticized for this his supporters demand privacy, but a person in public office does not get privacy and he already knew that when he took his office. If this  senior government official — one who arguably knows all the ins-and-outs of the province’s health care — doesn’t trust his own  health-care system that he administers, or if he also doesn’t want to wait in line like everyone else, it says something important about his health care. Now this head of a Canadian provincial government has made his judgment: American health care is superior to Canada’s because he did too little to change it as well.. And  in seeking out U.S. medical expertise, the Premier bypassed renowned and elite cardiac-care units in Toronto , Ottawa, Montreal. And by exiting as he did (sans explanation), he succeeded in rekindling the smouldering sources of angst that dog Canada’s health system: the quality of care, wait times and the nature of the choices available to those with means and those without as well..

Premier Danny Williams is recovering from heart surgery performed Thursday in the United States. It’s not known what type of procedure the 60-year-old Williams underwent or where the surgery was done. This is not a great example of transparency and accountability as well..

 If that don’t beat all . A Premier of Canada went to the U.S. to have a procedure . And , if this don’t beat all This guy is a government official, and so he gets paid by the taxpayer. What does he do with our money, he spends it in America. I have never heard him say anything bad about our health care, and then he does something like this? Perhaps he should check the meaning of double-standard, since he clearly believes in them. Wishing you a speedy recovery Mr. Williams, because when you get home you got a lot of explaining to do. “recovering at an undisclosed medical facility in the United States” The “premier’s office is offering no comment”  “won’t even confirm that he underwent the surgery”   Why all the “top secret” games?  What else does he hide now too?  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/02/04/nl-williams-surgery-204.html

 Premier Danny Williams, new slogans – “Any healthcare service, but the one that I am responsible for providing to the voters in my province”,  “It ain’t good enough for me, but by god boyo its good enough for you voters”. Danny Williams is the Premier, which means that he had the final say for how health care dollars were spent in the province. If he suddenly had to leave the province (that he runs) because local hospitals were not up to the task of providing necessary procedures, wouldn’t that be at least partially his own fault? However, since he’s rich, he has alternatives that the rest of us Canadians do not have.  http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/2010/02/premier-heart-surgery-on-reporting-despite-a-cone-of-silence.html

   
Williams draws most support from Atlantic Canada, least from Quebec… in Quebec where just over half of those surveyed said the premier’s contentious choice was inappropriate. Overall, 44 per cent of Canadians supported the premier’s decision, while 42 per cent did not.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jv4tM2ltp2jWGbrso5CFz3i1689w

Williams new health-debate poster boy National Post – Greg Locke, Reuters Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams reportedly left Canada and went to the United States for heart surgery on Monday. Danny Williams either bought faster foreign access to routine heart surgery or needed urgent

The ultimate in two-tier health care Montreal Gazette  Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams has flown to the United States to have unspecified heart surgery that he could not get at home. That sound you hear from the US is right-wing critics of single-payer health care jostling for air time to

Premier’s U.S. surgery sparks tiff on health care Montreal Gazette –  Supporters and critics of Canada’s health-care system have found themselves in a new debate sparked by the decision of a provincial premier to seek heart surgery in the United States.

N.L. premier’s heart surgery sparks debate Windsor Star –  Supporters and critics of Canada’s health care system have found themselves in a new debate sparked by the decision of a provincial premier to seek heart surgery in the United States. The Newfoundland government said Tuesday that Premier Danny Williams

Premier’s US date for heart surgery draws sympathy, anger as questions linger The Canadian Press –  ST. JOHN’S, NL — A torrent of public sympathy, anger and ridicule flowed into a vacuum of official information Tuesday about the heart health of Danny Williams. The Newfoundland and Labrador premier’s decision to have undisclosed cardiac surgery at an

Cyberspace abuzz with reaction for and against NL premier’s surgery in US The Canadian Press – ST. JOHN’S, NL — Danny Williams’s sky-high popularity ratings may have imbued him with the status of political demigod in Newfoundland, but the outspoken premier was nevertheless feeling the heat Tuesday for his decision to seek heart surgery in the

NL premier’s decision to go south for surgery fans flames of US debate The Canadian Press –  TORONTO — The decision by Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams to go stateside for heart surgery has provided ammunition for opponents of health care reform in the United States. The blogosphere was abuzz about the move Tuesday as

Health care and the public’s trust Globe and Mail –  Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams speaks in St. John’s on January 28, 2009. Paul Daly for The Globe and Mail Is there one standard of health care for the public and another for government leaders? From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday,

Nfld. Premier travels to US for heart surgery Globe and Mail –  From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010 12:00AM EST Last updated on Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010 3:27AM EST The heart and soul of Newfoundland politics is in for repair – and it’s not in his home province or even in Canada,

Premier heart surgery: on reporting, despite a ‘cone of silence’ CBC.ca –  Our CBC colleague David Cochrane, the provincial affairs reporter for Newfoundland and Labrador who follows Danny Williams closely at the legislature in St. John’s, sends along these thoughts on how the rather mysterious tale of the

Premier Danny Williams is a very poor representative of government to have travelled to the United States for cardiac surgery. I find it very hard to accept any reason for his decision, especially when there are many top cardiac surgeons and centres of excellence across Canada. Perhaps he is still stinging from the last health-care debacle in his province where breast cancer patients were not receiving correct treatment. If I were a Newfoundlander, I would hold him accountable for the lack of good cardiac care. Politicians such as Williams are really good at placating their constituents’ concerns about health-care issues but walk a different walk when it concerns themselves. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Have+heart+Danny/2530751/story.html

While the rich, powerful, influential get special medical treatment.. and what about the rest?  Just over one-third of Canadians live too far away from a specialized hospital to get the best available treatment for a heart attack, suggests a new study.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100204/national/heart_attack_geography

Compare this to Jack Layton, king of the Socialists, who lives off the public teat, jumping the queue for treatment at a private clinic in Canada., NDP leader Jack Layton has begun receiving treatment for prostate cancer rather in Canada and he  will continue as party leader

  ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams had his mitral valve repaired in Florida – a procedure he says was not offered in Canada. However, Dr. Asim Cheema, a cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, told QMI Agency that mitral valve repair is routinely performed in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Williams said that his doctor recommended he have it done at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Fla., where the procedure is minimally invasive. The premiere’s office confirmed that his procedure is, in fact, available in Canada, but could not confirm why Williams’ chose instead to go to Florida.
 

 


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PS:  Drink Alcohol and Die « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog   Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. Alcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehicular  accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills… DRUNK DRIVING  KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/
 
Haste makes waste: cutting speed boosts drivErs’ life expectancy: study  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100201/national/speeding_life_expectancy
 
Most accidents are caused by drunk driving and the doctor does not mention this still?? what was that? he was paid by the liquor industry not to? or was PAID BY MONEY MAKING REVENUE COPS TO SAY SPEED ALONE MAINLY KILLS.. HOW ABSURD.. THIS Canadian doctor.. and not a Canadian Traffic engineer uses now US statistics ONLY to say speed alone kills? and he what HE THUS HAD considered also the number of drunk, impaired, road rage  drivers, that seem to increase very year as a fact for most of the deaths NO MATTER WHAT THE SPEED?  or what this did not bother him.. only the number of people who speed?  SPEED IS A MAIN FACTOR IN 5 TO 15 PERCENT OF THE ACCIDENTS.. AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE ACCIDENTS? THE 85 PERCENT.. it SEEMS THE DOCTORS IN UNITED KINGDOM CONTRADICT THIS CANADIAN DOCTOR IN THEIR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STUDIES TOO.. SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?  Preposterous COOKED results.. NOW get real..
 
 

January 28, 2010

My favorite Canadian Political cartoons

Compared to Europeans speeds Canadian ISP are slow..  we’re still way behind most civilized nations when it comes to connectivity pricing and infrastructure.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/so-much-for-any-promised-consumer-protecton/

 Canada’s telcos such as Bell  are at a clear disadvantage in the battle with the cable companies, for internet speeds as well, cable firms  have modern coaxial cable networks that support greater bandwidth use than the phone companies’ too common mostly copper wire and so in overcoming this Bell resorts to lies, false misleading advertisements for years now too.

Bell’s misleading spin advertising of their new diet is high in fibre  is still mere scrap bones to the dogs cause it does not apply to the majority of users.. not for even a decade.. they are promising to serve better their new customers while they are seriously bleeding away still their old customers.. Bell is always a misleading advertising  approach. In Ontario, Bell is also feeling pressure from rival Rogers, which has been offering 50-megabit download speeds and  in Quebec   cable provider Videotron began offering download speeds of 50 megabits two years ago. Videotron has 100 Mb/s speed almost everywhere(95-99%) on its network  Since 2006, Vidéotron has added more TV and broadband subscribers in Quebec than Bell; and since it launched residential phone service through its cable connections in 2005, it has gained 30 per cent of that market, Bell has to do a lot of work on its infrastructure. Do you know that there are residents withing 50 km of Ottawa, supposedly our nations capital and Canada’s Silicone Valley, that do not have access to high speed internet service. I can only imagine what it is like in a truly rural setting.

“I used to pay for 6 Mb/s on Sympatico HSE, and firstly got  about 350kb/s, and  I could write a book on my dealings with bad lying Bell in this regard”… Bell now Fibe is fiber to your neighbourhood node, then VDSL2 to your house. It offers download speeds of 25Mps maximum, but is more often 5 to 10Mps. Your still paying Bell for what was promised but not being delivered to you mostly. Bell, of the 4 major providers, is typically the slowest of the bunch as it is. So by & large, they’re likely only to be matching the speeds of their other competitors rather than making any significant headway above the crowd.  “Now the only thing moving faster at Bell is rate increases, customer dissatisfaction, and throttling, you know that little thing that has you pay for high speed Internet, and delivers dial up speed, all with the Canadian governments blessing. ABB (Anything But Bell)”
 
A comparison of Quebec market share between Vidéotron Ltée and Bell (including Aliant)

Quebec TV market: Vidéotron 62 per cent; Bell 21 per cent.

Residential broadband

Internet: Vidéotron 51 per cent; Bell 38 per cent

Residential telephone:

Vidéotron 30 per cent; Bell 62 per cent

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/bce-digs-in-to-win-quebec-customers/article1456916/

Vancouver-based internet provider Novus Entertainment also announced on Thursday it was boosting speeds, up to a whopping 200 megabits.

I hate Bell almost as much as I hate Rogers and Telus What good is a higher bandwidth when the companies cap the amount you’re allowed to download?  All the “theoretical” speed in the world means squat when they throttle it all to hell anyways. Oh and don’t forget the 60 gig cap … so … you can blow through your monthly limit in an hour or so …   it doesn’t mean squat when you cant even max it out for more than an hour before you hit your unbelievably download limit and have to pay an arm and a leg for what the rest of the world gets for free. If your also not within 300 meters of the remote that offers these speeds than your back to 7 meg (though your paying for 20) I really wish the competition bureau would say something about this illegal advertising   Remember, you can’t spell Bell without bill and you can’t spell hell without Bell ;  And those fake “fibre” services are only in certain areas from Bell right now. If you don’t live in an area over 1 mill your back to world lagging best effort 3 meg service. Now  most Bell internet customers have a theoretical speed of 7 megabits. Actually customer speeds are “up to 7 megabits”, and usually far less than 1 megabit. And, don’t forget about throttling that Bell engages in.I avoid Bell at every opportunity. The questionable business practices and the call centre in New Delhi are two good reasons to avoid these clowns.  I abandoned Bell 3 years ago – they have lost a customer in internet, TV, cell phone and landline service – after horrendous customer service. May they perish!   http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/02/04/bell-broadband-internet-speeds.html

PM STEPHEN HARPER Stop posing for photo ops and just get on with the business of helping ALL CANADIANS and let me get one thing striaght a Bad Politician  is still always unacceptable even if he may be Conservative, Liberal, NDP or whatever and all bad Corporations, bad Cops, bad professionals, Bad Hospitals  are still also unacceptable

Now for any ostriches who cannot face negative realities then visit http://mccainvrsobama.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/beach-wallpaper/

Under the Canadian Federal Conservative Government’s nose.. Sears Holdings Corp. is selling most of its stake in its Canadian unit to raise as much as US$380 million and increase its cash holdings.. while Staples Canada closed 15 of its 331 stores in Canada at the end of September, Rivals such as Grand & Toy and Office Depot are also closing retail stores due to the ongoing depressing economy in Canada..  Rising costs, high taxes, high gas prices,  rising unemployment, and fears about their job prospects are keeping many away from major department stores.

More at

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https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/canadas-food-safety-system-f-grade-not-just-our-healthcare-system/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/protest-against-the-proroguing-of-parliament/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/cop-already-convicted-of-assault-faces-new-allegation/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/canadian-health-care/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/15/canadian-editorial-cartoons/

January 26, 2010

Canada’s Food Safety System F grade, not just our Healthcare system

Canada’s Food Safety System Fails International Comparisons, Expert Argues ScienceDaily (Jan. 25, 2010) — Canada’s food safety system is reactive, lags behind other countries, and investment is needed to ensure it can adequately protect Canadians, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Foodborne illness surveillance is needed to ensure safety from gastrointestinal infections caused by bacteria such as toxigenic E.coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter and Listeria. As there is no national foodborne illness surveillance program in Canada, the estimated 11 million cases of foodborne illness every year are based on surveys of self-reported gastrointestinal illness. More accurate data are needed to execute meaningful intervention.

European Union countries, the US and Australia have surveillance systems that allow them to collect information on food vehicles and organisms that cause foodborne illness, something Canada cannot currently do. Canada’s multi-government system with national, provincial and local governments that share responsibility for health, as well as monitor the safety and quality of food are key reasons that we have a fragmented system with poor focus. The US suffers from the same problem, yet does a better (though not perfect) job. 

“Multijurisdictional fragmentation of both food inspection and foodborne illness surveillance are obstacles to safe food that can be overcome with determination and commitment,” writes Dr. Richard A Holley from the Department of Food Science at the University of Manitoba.

While Canada does have a single national food inspection authority, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, it shares responsibility for food inspection with provincial and municipal governments.

“The large size of the country, regional differences in population density and availability of infrastructure complicate attempts to implement and administer both foodborne illness surveillance and uniform food inspection programs,” writes the author.

Government must invest to develop a proactively cooperative foodborne illness surveillance system and use the data to establish insightful, uniform, risk- and science-based food safety policy across the country.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100125123225.htm   http://www.cmaj.ca/

Government gets failing grade on food safety from union, consumers’ group The Canadian Press  OTTAWA – The government hasn’t improved the food-safety system six months after the fatal listeriosis outbreak, food inspectors and a consumers group said Wednesday.  Option Consommateurs, the country’s largest consumer organization, and the union representing the inspectors said the government has yet to determine how many people it needs to ensure safe food and to figure out if a new inspection system actually works. They said the government has yet to act on the key recommendations produced by a special investigation into the tainted-meat crisis – a charged denied by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. Ritz said the government has given more resources to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and “put more inspectors on the ground than ever before” since the listeriosis crisis. The outbreak, traced to contaminated cold cuts from a Maple Leaf Foods plant, killed 22 people and sickened many more. Sheila Weatherill, who was appointed to investigate the tragedy, called for a tough evaluation of the system. That hasn’t happened, the union says. “Six months after Sheila Weatherill’s report, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency efforts to improve have been hamstrung by the absence of political will and commitment to improve on the part of the federal government,” said Bob Kingston, president of the Agriculture Union of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, representing food inspectors. Anu Bose of Option Consommateurs said the outbreak shook consumer confidence in food safety: “The absence of any visible action six months after the Weatherill report will do nothing to repair this.”

 You did note that even though it was requested  many times that  still to date neither my father nor I never got form the McGill Hospital, Doctors a list of medication he was or is being given presently and what they are afraid I will check the validity of the medication on the internet and they  all will be sued next as well?

 
 

AS USUAL I OFTEN ALSO DO ENCOUNTER THE CANADIAN OSTRICHES WHO SAY PUT YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND, DON’T WORRY EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT FINE. DREAM ON.. ALL IT TAKES FOR EVIL PERSONS TO CONTINUE DOING EVIL IS FOR THE GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING ABOUT IT.
 
NOW I ALSO WAS CONTEMPLATING ABOUT THE REALITY THAT WE ALL DO NEED SOME MEDICINE SOONER OR LATER AND THE REALITY NOW TOO THAT HOW WE CANNOT REALLY LIVE HEALTHY WITHOUT MEDICINE.  BUT IF I WERE YOU I WOULD SERIOUSLY CHECK THE SIDE EFFECT, AS WELL AS THE SUITABILITY OF THE MEDICINE THAT OUR DOCTOR IS PRESCRIBING FOR YOU AND/OR  YOUR LOVED ONES. I HAVE LEARNED FIRSTHAND MANY TIMES THAT DOCTORS DO EVEN PRESCRIBE BAD, UNSUITABLE  MEDICINE, AND HAVE EVEN MADE MISTAKES IN THE AMOUNT AS WELL.. 

Children who are more reactive to stress are more likely to thrive when raised in supportive parental environments, according to a new report. Lead author of the report, published in the journal Child Development, Jelena Obradovic has argued that kids’ biological reactions to stressful situations were more affected by family settings.   “Parents and teachers may find that sensitive children, like orchids, are more challenging to raise and care for, but they can bloom into individuals of exceptional ability and strength when reared in a supportive, nurturing, and encouraging environment.”  Parenting and childcare experts advise that family dynamics and relationships play a crucial role in a child’s early development, laying the foundations for social skills and behaviour in later life. One may not notice it at a young age but the end effect of stress, anxiety clearly often reveal themselves in elderly patients.

ELDERLY PERSONS BREATHING PROBLEMS. The basic function of the lungs is to take oxygen out of the air we breathe in exchange for the carbon dioxide dissolved in the blood. This exchange takes place across a very thin membrane that separates the blood in the lungs from the air we inhale. As we age, the lungs become stiffer and less elastic, the airways shrink, and the chest muscles weaken. These and other changes cause the total flow of air into and out of the lungs to decrease. Difficult or labored breathing refers to shortness of breath after only a small amount of activity. Depending on the underlying problem, this can range from being out of breath after mild exercise to being unable to get out of a chair without gasping for air.  Breathing problems that involve difficulty in exhaling or breathing air out of the lungs are referred to as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Distinguishing between specific conditions that cause COPD can be difficult in older adults. People with COPD usually become short of breath on exertion and cough frequently, bringing up phlegm. These symptoms develop gradually over time, so that breathing problems may not be noticed until another illness (eg, flu) adds to the burden on the respiratory system. Drug treatment can make breathing easier and can reduce wheezing, cough, and phlegm. The main drugs used to treat COPD include the class of drugs known as beta-agonists and another drug called ipratropium bromide. Beta-agonists and ipratropium are often used in combination and are inhaled to help expand the airways. Pulmonary rehabilitation in the form of exercise training, respiratory therapy, and education may also help people with COPD. Exercise has many health benefits, including reducing depression and anxiety. Clinical depression  and anxiety  are common problems for people with COPD. Anxiety attacks often result in hospitalization that can be possibly avoided with proper treatment and education. Symptoms usually begin gradually, but always progress. Patients can feel an unpleasant shortness of breath, increased tiredness in the chest muscles, a panicky feeling of being smothered, or tightness and cramping in the chest wall. Experiencing a REALTED panic attack has been said to be one of the most intensely frightening, upsetting and uncomfortable experiences of a person’s life.  When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. A panic attack is a response of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The most common symptoms may include trembling, dyspnea (shortness of breath), heart palpitations, chest pain (or chest tightness), hot flashes, cold flashes, burning sensations (particularly in the facial or neck area), sweating, nausea, dizziness (or slight vertigo), light-headedness, hyperventilation, paresthesias (tingling sensations), sensations of choking or smothering, and derealization. Panic attacks are distinguished from other forms of anxiety by their intensity and their sudden, episodic nature  They are often experienced in conjunction with anxiety disorders and  panic attacks are not always indicative of a mental disorder. Panic attacks were once dismissed as nerves or stress, but they’re now recognized as a real medical condition. Although panic attacks can significantly affect your quality of life, treatment — including medications, psychotherapy and relaxation techniques to help prevent or control panic attacks — is very effective. the symptoms of a panic attack appear suddenly, without any apparent cause. They may include 

•racing or pounding heartbeat (palpitations);
•chest pains;
•stomach upset;
•dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea;
•difficulty breathing, a sense of feeling smothered;
•tingling or numbness in the hands;
•hot flashes or chills;
•dreamlike sensations or perceptual distortions;
•terror: a sense that something unimaginably horrible is about to occur and one is powerless to prevent it;
•a need to escape;
•fear of losing control and doing something embarrassing; and
•fear of dying.

 
A panic attack typically lasts for several minutes, is one of the most distressing conditions that a person can experience, and its symptoms can closely mimic those of a heart attack.

Elderely persons need more special care cause they do tend to lack  the basic vitamins found in our common foods that help also to reduce one’s personal stress and anxiety.. for a hungry persons tends to be continually stressed and anxious and also do often   manifest  depression as well.. and what the classic treatment for depression is time, healing, by giving them proper nourishment, and proper rest and sleep.. in this case supplemented by proper pain killers, not improper pain killers  and/or merely  given proper sleeping pills too.   It seems that appropriate medication given by a face  mask if done immediately can alleviate further his panic and related breathing difficulties.. not just sleeping pills, or good food..
 
 
 
 

 

 
Now if you were real , caring decent ministers in the federal government, then you and your provincial counterparts would supplement additional revenue to feed the elderly patients, who are being starved even murdered undeniably in old age homes, convalescent homes, hospitals in Canada, not just in 3rd world countries..
 
HOSPITALS are filled with infection-causing bacteria that cannot be found anywhere else. Hospitals, which often house very large numbers of sick people, are the ideal breeding environment for the sometimes deadly bugs. Hospital patients generally have a lower level of immunity and offer little or no resistance to them. The hospital staff, due to constant exposure to the bugs, are fairly immune to them, but may pass them on to patients by touching them or their food, bedding, clothing, or medications. * Contrary to common belief, hospitals are among the most contaminated places in the world. In fact  it does not take much dirt to become a breeding place for billions of deadly infectious bacteria.

* Doctors can be the worst transmitters of disease in hospitals. Most doctors do not wash their hands except before an operation, when they wear sterilized gloves and gowns anyway. They may sometimes touch many dozens of patients within several hours, one after the other, without washing their hands even once. Even the doctor’s white gown is not as clean as it looks. It is only clean if it is washed every single day, which rarely happens. .

* Bed sheets may be clean, but mattresses and pillows are not. The chance of being infected by bugs living in them is 1 in 20.

* A hospital patient may receive up to 12 different kinds of medication, all of which produce side effects, SOME  that can lead to serious complications and even death. AND SOME MEDICATIONS GIVEN ARE GIVEN IN ERROR AS WELL

NOT SURPRISING TO MANY PERSONS hospitals PATIENTS OFTEN  are suffering from malnutrition due to a poor hospital diet OR BUDGET CONSTRAINTS. Malnutrition, even starvation was found to be the major cause of death among older people in hospitals.

Add the toxic side effects of the drugs, the presence of deadly bugs, as well as the stress and anxiety that accompany an illness and a stay in a hospital, and a poorly nourished elderly person NOW EVEN has very little chance of surviving

Anxiety stress relief vitamins and minerals work in different ways by providing nutrients which control the metabolism rate and the hormone levels within our bodies. By keeping these two things stable we can provide a better mechanism to cope with stress and anxiety inducing situations. Most of the recommended anxiety stress relief vitamins and minerals can be found in the foods that we eat and can simply be attained by eating a healthy and balanced diet covering all the major food groups. And that is why eating proper foods is important.

Since I visit my father 3 times a week at the LGH 4TH FLOOR I too now have noticed that it is the Nurses and Doctors on his floor  that tend to be the lazy, careless, indifferent ones, but  the general support staff are not.. for they do go the extra effort.
  
The Pointe Claire Lakeshore General Hospital 4th floor North has severely sick patients, who now are seriously sick 24 hours per day.. and yet this same floor undeniably  is not staffed with fully competent mature nurses  even 24 hours  day , seven days a week and now why is that?
 
MY  FATHER HAS NOW  HAD 3 OTHER PATIENTS IN HIS ROOM AND SO FAR  2 OF THEM HAVE DIED ONE WEEK ALONE IN THE SAME HOSPITAL ROOM  DUE TO UNNATURAL DEATHS, FOR THE DOCTOR  HAD OPENLY DECIDED TO LET THEM DIE. THE DOCTOR HAD PRIOR TOLD ME AND THE OTHERS HE  WOULD LET NATURE TAKE IT’S COURSE.
 
ONE GREEK PATIENT   HAD RECEIVED 2 HEART STOKES IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING ADMITTED EVEN, IMAGINE THAT HEART STROKES, BECAUSE NO ONE HAD BOTHER TO GIVE HIM ANY BLOOD THINNERS.. SO HE FINALLY GOT A FATAL STOKE AND DIED. THE UPSET PATIENTS DAUGHTER NOW BLAMED THE INEFFECTIVE NURSES FOR HIS BAD CARE AND HIS DEATH. NURSES FIRSTLY TAKE ORDERS FROM DOCTORS AND CANNOT PRESCRIBE  MEDICINE ON THEIR OWN..
 
NEXT A  FRENCH CANADIAN PATIENT  , HIS SON ALSO HAD CAME TO THE HOSPITAL TO  VISIT HIM, AND THE SON IMMEDIATELY WENT TO LOOK FOR HIS FATHER’S CLOTHES THAT HAS BEEN MISPLACED. THE FATHER SAID TO HIS SON WHEN CAN I GO HOME AND THE SON SAID YOU ARE NOT COMING HOME I AM PLACING YOU IN AN OLD AGE HOME. THE NEXT DEPRESSED FATHER STOPPED EATING HIS FOODS. THE  NURSES WHO BROUGHT THE FOOD TO HIM SAID IF HE WS NOT GOING TO EAT THE FOOD THEY WERE NOT GOING TO FEED HIM CAUSE THEY WERE TOO BUSY TO DO SO, AND THEY DID NOT FEED HIM THEY JUST TOOK AWAY THE TRAYS OF UNEATEN FOOD . FIVE DAYS LATER THE PATIENT NOW STARVED TO DEATH   DIED EVEN WHILE I WAS THERE TODAY. THE SON WAS TOLD HIS FATHER DIED, HE CAME MERELY LOOKED AT HIS FATHER AND IMMEDIATELY WENT AND TOOK HIS CLOTHES AND LEFT.  WHY BOTHER ABOUT THE CLOTHES EVEN?
 
 I also do know that there are even two ways at looking at reality, the wrong way, and the right way.. and the wrong way is too often still clouded by deceit, fraud, falsehoods, lies, selfishness, false denials too.. which often catch up with the person conveying them still too..   Doctors and nurses also still do lie in the performances of their duties and severely, seriously compromise the health of patients. One thing is generally obvious and is a reasons that patients often do suffer, and that is too save money, professionals , like doctors and nurses are unsupervised, they are unacceptably trusted too much, left on their own to carry out their duties.
 
For example: A new patient  admitted to the convalescent hospital was suffering from respiratory pain.. When the senior nurse on duty was asked about his medication she said to the patient that the pharmaceutical department had not delivered the  list of the medication  prescriptions yet including a specific medication to ease the patient’s breathing.. It in reality it next  turns out a special breathing apparatus was needed by the convalescent home  to administer the medication, by means of a face mask, and which the convalescent home had only one, and it was now defective, the simple electric on-off switch was not working on it, it was defective and it had yet still not been repaired yet, thus the senior  nurse she knew that, and so instead of admitting the truth to all she lied and had said that she  DID NOT HAVE THE RELATED APPROPRIATE MEDICATION list. Her supervsiors needs to be fired ASAP..
 
Doctors, Nurses, medical support staff  are human, they too sometimes try sometimes to get by with a minimal amount of personal effort, and so as result patients do not always get their proper medical care. A very good rule is never to go to a hospital alone, doctors are  afraid of loud mouthed witnesses who can cause them to be sued for mal  practice and cause their mal practice insurance rates to go up significantly.. so sick people with close family members who talk to the doctor tend to get better care.
  
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/11/08/report-card-failed-canadas-hospitals-and-health-ministers/

August 30, 2009

In spite of past promises Harper unleashes flood of patronage

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PM Stephen Harper’s province…
Booze, gambling revenues now worth more than gas royalties to Stelmach government
http://ourcanadiancontent.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/booze-gambling-revenues-now-worth-more-than-gas-royalties-to-stelmach-government  

 

Harper has been invoking a long term war, campaign, and he has systematically hired, placed in the government key Conservative party supporters, organizers paid for by the Canadian taxpayers and RIGHTFULLY they must be all fired, removed, or at least take away all work from them and give them an empty desk, and you can ALSO  rightfully start with Preston Manning now as well. Pigging out, living high on the hog, or patronistic hiring practices, getting drunk  are clearly an unacceptable abuse. 

Top Tory donor gets director’s post  OTTAWA – The federal government has named a top Conservative fundraiser to the Toronto Port Authority’s board of directors – the latest in a series of what critics call blatant patronage appointments.

 Prime Minister Stephen Harper was labelled Canada’s political “patronage king” and a “hypocrite” yesterday after tossing aside for the second time his promise not to name unelected Canadians to the Senate. Liberal Iggy had nothing to do with this as well. Stephen Harper once said he had no plans to stack the Senate with unelected representatives, suggesting it was “a dumping ground for the favoured cronies of the prime minister.” Next when he’s actually a prime minister, he’s done exactly what he said he wouldn’t do. And falsely Harper still blames the Liberals for his lies, poor acts, or whatever but clearly he Harper lacks integrity too and thus patronage and croneyism continues to rule the day in Canadian politics and taxpayers are still the big losers. Conservative supporters  go along with Harper’s lies again too. He has declared to the Canadian public that he would not name unelected people to the Senate. … His word means less and less every day he’s in office, and he’s behaving more and more like the Liberals,” NDP Leader Jack Layton said of Harper.   

 

God’s verdit clearly is that Harper is a liar, immoral person  “If Harper and his followers were true to The Book, they would not discount these words of the Christ. Or they would have a pretty darn good reason to ignore them when it suits them… The words of Jesus mean nothing to this so-called religion-based government under Harper.”     http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/gods-verdict-outranks-historys-pm-says/article1269229/

 

 

The Harper cabinet unleashes flood of patronage The rush of appointments followed a little-noticed series of judicial appointments to superior courts across the country in July.That round brought the total number of superior court judges appointed by the Harper government to 201 since 2006. It also further fuelled opposition claims that the prime minister has abandoned election promises of transparency and merit-based public-service and judicial appointments. Conservative appointments to courts, boards, quasi-judicial tribunals and Crown corporations now total an estimated 3,000 since Harper became prime minister. The Tories are also closing in on the Liberals in the Senate after Harper’s appointment of nine senators Thursday, including at least two close advisers. Several of the earlier judicial posts went to lawyers with Tory connections. http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iq9xqA1JNjZbqjzokCrmT8uXIRvg

 

”  The lying spins can change the facts, truths even as to why Harper will never have a majority government .  Like I have often said the truth and the news media confirms it, the new Conservatives clearly had lied when they had said elects us and we will show ourselves to be a better government, better than the others before us, but now instead they show us daily how big liars they are , mere spin doctors, rather cut throat pirates…. and now why do they have to resort to spins.. their  reality, truth is embarrassing to all.. Sowing false preferences, discrimination , partiality,  patronage hiring’s, dictatorial approach, lying, a common conservative trait as we all have seen done by even Stephen Harper in the last 2 years, are  also something most Canadians will also not accept of any new Conservative Canadian government, leader too.  The New Conservative Government under Stephen Harper has also wrongfully been guilty much wrong doing now as well. Most understandably Canadians also now for along time had a complaint, resentment against the Canadian Foreign affairs department, civil servants that while they were helping the others they were not doing enough to protects immediately Canadian Citizens now abroad as well. The real  results undeniably show it. The New Conservative Government under Stephen Harper has also wrongfully been guilty of this  poor inactions now well in the Mexico Pat Martin affair as well. And on top of all the “Hidden agenda”, these two words have dogged Stephen Harper’s political ambitions for years. The suspicions of a “hidden agenda”, and being a right wing George Bush clone, does hurt  Stephen Harper’s chances of becoming a majority government in Canada, plus Harpers still too often lying, dictatorial, contradictory, immoral behaviors too, and  his clear neglect to look after the good welfare of all the citizens of Canada, equally of all the males and females, all persons of all ages, rich or poor, and irrespective of their ethnic backgrounds now too,  and not rather the selected few. The subsequent new Conservative  lying spins can change the facts, truths even as to why Harper will never have a majority government.  Reality: New Conservative Ottawa losing credibility  over and over again.. as posted on the net too..”‘   http://canadatoday6.multiply.com/journal/item/19/A_good_Government
  
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I have often heard it said that most Canadians Canada wide now are still like fearful sheep they are too ready to be fleeced, sadly it also seems they must have ostrich genes in them for when you present negative truths they tend to often rather bury their heads in the sand as well it  seems.. especially in in too many of the evangelical churches.. or  the ostrich sheep in Alberta who also now too often seem to think no Conservative politician can ever do any wrong rather it has to be the other bad guys, you know the liberals. Or the BQ separatists, the communist NDP… Ironically the wolves in sheep clothing exist Canada wide, in evangelical churches, political circles too now, and I guess for me telling the truth that is why so many of them hate me, do not hesitate to ban me or kick me out of their often also  bad churches now too..

August 29, 2009

Unacceptable A year after listeriosis, our food is no safer

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Finally    Feds to move on all listeriosis recommendations CTV.ca -The Federal government will apply all 57 recommendations suggested by a report that examined last year’s Listeria outbreak in meat that left 22 people dead.

 

A year after listeriosis, our food is no safer Vancouver Sun    ‘We haven’t really learned all the lessons that we should have from those outbreaks’  When the Canadian Food Inspection Agency first announced a recall of foods containing pistachios in early spring, 25 products sold under three different brands were ensnared in the salmonella scare. By the time the food-safety investigation was finally completed in June, the recall captured 70 products and 18 brands in Canada — all containing potentially contaminated pistachios from Terra Bella Inc. of California. At the end of it all, the second largest pistachio company in the United States admitted it did not know salmonella contamination could occur on raw pistachios. The striking revelation, made on the heels of a recall that was drawn-out because it took time for manufacturers to figure out whether they used the tainted ingredient, is hardly a boost of confidence for consumers who are still digesting a string of listeriosis post-mortems about how Canada’s food system failed Canadians last August. Twenty-two people, most of them elderly Canadians living in provincial long-term care facilities or hospitals, died after consuming deli meats contaminated with listeria produced at a government-inspected plant operated by a leading food company.

 “Whether the listeriosis outbreak has led to an overall improvement in the awareness of food safety among industry is maybe arguable. .”

There’s no doubt more rigorous tracking of listeria and sophisticated sanitation protocols are in place at Canada’s federally regulated meat plants, where operators were shaken by the realization that steps taken at Maple Leaf Foods Inc., an industry leader in food safety, weren’t as good as they needed to be to deal with the ubiquitous bacterium.  But the agency is still wrestling with a resource problem that sees one meat inspector responsible for an average of five facilities, while struggling with a new oversight system that favours auditing of company paperwork over time on the plant floor. And the food safety system is much more than listeria and ready-to-eat meat plants, especially as the system becomes increasingly globalized and the ingredient chain in processed foods becomes more complicated.

 Public health officials believe cases of food-borne illnesses affect between 11 to 13 million Canadians every year and kill up to 500 people.

 But this globalized food system makes food-borne illnesses the largest class of emerging infectious diseases in Canada — a fact that appears to have caught the Public Health Agency of Canada off guard, according to Sheila Weatherill, who came to this conclusion after completing her independent investigation into last year’s listeriosis outbreak.

 “I feel reasonably good about the level of safety of food in Canada, but our vulnerabilities are substantial. We could have a food-borne illness outbreak tomorrow from produce that would affect people from one end of this country to another. We don’t know how to address that appropriately at the moment. We’re continuing to put manure on crops and feeding these organisms that cause food-borne illness in humans to animals that we then eat as food and produce that is fertilized by the waste materials from them. Look, that’s just not too terribly bright in my mind.”

 “I really believe what is fundamentally changed about food safety in Canada — and it is probably the best omen for the future — is the level of awareness that has played out at a number of levels of the past 12 months because, ultimately, I don’t think you can affect the kind of culture change that I think most people would say is fundamental to the strongest possible food safety system without that level of awareness.”

In the meantime, watch for the latest recall to trickle out, just like the pistachio one.

 

Deli meats recalled over Listeria concerns CTV.ca –  TORONTO – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume some ready-to-eat deli meats from Delstar Foods Inc. as they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

September 17, 2008

Self regulation- It is not the real thing

 

Like masturbation Professional, Corporate, Industry  Self regulation – it is not the real thing but a pretence often.. bad Politicians like it cause it is a quick buck passing and cheap.

An elderly New Brunswick woman who recently died was carrying the same strain of the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes that caused a countrywide recall of Maple Leaf Food products, health officials confirmed . This confirmation did not help the same person though.

Medical journal slams Ottawa over listeriosis as 17th death linked to food recall FREDERICTON — As the death toll rose Tuesday from the national listeriosis outbreak, an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal slammed the federal government for undermining public health safeguards. An elderly woman in New Brunswick became the 17th person whose death has been linked to the recall of food products from a Maple Leaf Foods (TSX:MFI) plant in Toronto. It is the first confirmed case east of Ontario. The New Brunswick Health Department said Tuesday that the woman, in her early 80s, was infected with the same strain of listeria involved in the country-wide outbreak – which the CMAJ editorial commented on when it was released on Tuesday. “As in the Walkerton and SARS epidemics, an outbreak of this size may point to systemic failures across multiple levels,” states the editorial in the latest edition of the journal, referring to a deadly water contamination eight years ago in Walkerton, Ont. “Listeria is the biological agent, cold cuts the vector, but the ultimate cause may be found in risky government decisions.” The editorial, signed by several doctors and journal editors, states that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has reversed much of the progress previous governments made in relation to public health.

The editorial takes aim at the Conservative government’s decision to transfer inspection duties for ready-to-eat meats to the meat industry itself, while allowing listeria standards to remain lower than they are in most countries and stripping the Public Health Agency of Canada of much of its political clout. The editorial also makes the case for a full-scale, arms-length public inquiry similar to those for the tainted blood scandal, Walkerton and the SARS epidemic, rather than the investigation called for by the Harper government. “A full-scale public inquiry into the major failings of Canada’s food inspection system is necessary to protect Canadians from future epidemic threats, and the Canadian public should settle for nothing less than that,” the editorial states.

The woman’s death in New Brunswick is the first such fatality in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Eilish Cleary, New Brunswick’s acting chief medical officer of health, said listeriosis was a contributing factor in the woman’s death. “Listeriosis is considered a contributing factor but it is not likely the immediate cause of death,” she said, adding the woman had been seriously ill with other afflictions. Cleary said the nursing home where the woman had been living did serve a Maple Leaf product that was on the recall list. But she said there is no way of knowing if the woman was infected at the nursing home because she had access to food outside the facility. Cleary refused to release the name of the woman or the name of the nursing home. She also wouldn’t reveal the region of New Brunswick where the nursing home is located. “The risk is very low,” Cleary said, defending the government department’s secrecy in the case. “It is important if you get sick to be diagnosed and treated but there is no preventative medication of early diagnosis that can be done ahead of time. The risk in this facility is no greater than it is anywhere else.” Cleary said the health department will not compromise patient confidentiality even when a person is dead, unless there is a good reason for the public to be given information. New Brunswick typically has two to three cases of listeriosis every year, but this is the first and only case in the province since Maple Leaf Foods began a massive recall of deli meats last month due to fears of contamination. A Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto, where the listeria bacterium was found embedded deep inside slicing equipment, has been closed since Aug. 20. Health officials in Prince Edward Island are awaiting test results from a Winnipeg laboratory on a man hospitalized with listeriosis earlier this month.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080916/national/nb_listeriosis_death 

Self regulation is another bad word for masturbation and it is not the real thing

So still now  what really is needed  firstly is not more CHEAP, PRETENTIOUS  self regulations,   the supposed discipline of their members , or even their ensuring their education, but real INSPECTIONS, EFFECTIVENESS , competency testing. 

 For it is a fact that anything that will put a self regulating body or a Ministry into a negative light will have a built in  tendency still to be denied,   suppressed, minimized in reality, to be ineffective .  

 
There in reality is the main  one important step that all consumers can take to protect themselves from any unscrupulous persons  and that is enforced, exemplary public exposure and prosecution of the supposedly guilty persons by a recognized judicial public body,  and so now how many such bad persons now have really been exposed, prosecuted in the last few years in reality too by the responsible Ministers as well?  None? and why not?   
 
Exemplary Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty serves very ones best interest… too often still missing in the PROFESSIONAL BODIES, EVEN IN THE RCMP, police   forces, ALL GOVERNMENTS  as well it seems too.

 “about the ABUSERS, bullies, thugs, proud oppressors, war mongers “ 

THERE IS A  VERY BASIC COMMON MISCONCEPTION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH ANY PERCEIVED EVEN INJUSTICES, ABUSES, ANYWHERE, IN THE CHURCH AS WELL, BESIDES IMMEDIATELY CALLING THE LOCAL  POLICE..
 
THE NEW TESTAMENT IS CLEAR HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.. COMMUNICATION – AND YOU DON’T FIRST POST IT ALL ON THE NET.
 
First you merely ask the guilty, bad persons personally to repent twice, the first time without a witness, the second time with witnesses THAT you have asked them to repent.. and   proof, substantiation is NOT required.. after you have done that you can next post it openly on the net, tell all the others.
 
Next God is fully free to deal with the unrepentant guilty offenders and believe me he will.. I have now been doing for decades too..
 
I SIMPLY SEND AN EMAIL, I PUT IT INTO CLEARLY WRITING, SO THE GUILTY PARTY CANNOT SAY I DID NOT ASK HIM OR HER TO REPENT.
 
WHETHER THEY ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT TO GOD DOES NOT MATTER.

THE POLICE, RCMP, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT CONSULTANTS THESE DAYS, IMMIGRANT CONSULTANTS TOO  IT SEEMS , SEEM TO BE ANOTHER WORD FOR ABUSERS, THIEVES, LIARS CROOKS. SO WE ALL NEED TO DEAL WITH IT MORE EFFECTIVELY NOW TOO.

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