Hey, Mr. President: Nice job — not!
We have a lot to be proud of our in President Joe Biden and his handling of the affairs in Afghanistan.
Who else but the president would leave behind multimillion-dollar weapons for our enemy, the Taliban?
Who else would evacuate a country without the sufficient number of troops to protect the airport and leave that job to the enemy, the Taliban?
Who else would give the names of Americans still left behind as we leave to the Taliban?
Nice job, Mr. President!
Cancer treatment field needs scrutiny
After reading about large corporations on and off for many years, they tend to be greedy, dishonest and many would say psycho. There may be exceptions, but I’m not aware of any.
Conventional cancer treatments tend to be extremely expensive with many possible side effects. Less conventional treatments tend to be less expensive, and many have a lot fewer side effects.
We’re told Protocel isn’t an effective cancer treatment. Others say otherwise, including the book “Outsmart Your Cancer” by Tanya Harter Pierce.
Protocel costs maybe $100-$200 per month. Meanwhile, conventional cancer treatments are bankrupting Americans.
I expect the cancer industry to prefer the expensive treatments given the first sentence of this letter. A person writing a book may have an agenda, too.
Several popular books claim diet can play a big role in curing cancer. A person I know says the same thing based on their experience.
A good democracy should promote conventional cancer treatments, less conventional treatments and diet equally, giving people a choice. If chemotherapy has an amazing range of side effects and Protocel has little to no side effects, it should be mentioned.
Forcing Americans to go to Mexico for some treatments is bad. To ignore many of the other alternatives is just as bad.
The cancer industry should be given more attention.
Fixated on COVID instead of ‘real’ news
When I turn the TV on in the evening, I want to hear the news. Instead I’ve heard 18 months of COVID.
It makes me wonder why I don’t hear any real news, like what happened to our vice president’s ill-fated visit to Mexico, or to the tens of thousands of illegal migrants who flock through the open borders between the United States and Mexico? Where are they going, how are they living, what is happening to the local communities where American families have been inundated? What is the plan?
Why, suddenly, did news about the riots disappear: What happened to the local businesses that were ransacked, to the young man who was gruesomely hit on the head from behind with a brick? How did those pallets of bricks just materialize if the riots were spontaneous? What happened to the founder of the Black Lives Matter movement? Did she really make off with money meant for grassroots groups? Why couldn’t people say, “All lives matter?” Who determined that?
Every year heart disease and cancer take out thousands of lives, childhood obesity is skyrocketing, the opioid epidemic hasn’t diminished. Human trafficking is a real phenomenon. Why don’t we hear about these things nightly?
It seems so contrived.
Thanks to Ingersoll for mother’s care
Sept. 11-18 is National Assisted Living Week. A Hallmark holiday for everything it seems, but also an opportunity to celebrate the good people that work in these communities.
My mom has resided at Ingersoll Place for almost two years, and I am so thankful for the tremendous support that she has received during that time and so grateful to the individuals who provide that support. They have created a community of caring for my mother and the other residents, which is so important because it truly does take a village. And of course, most recently, these individuals have shown up during an incredibly difficult and scary time to selflessly care for people who were especially challenged by the situation.
Until you experience this reality personally, it’s easy not to see this community, but at some point, we will all be old and may need help. We need to recognize and appreciate the important work being done in these communities, and the value of all of these people — the residents and the employees. While “essential” is descriptive, it does not impart the humanity that these individuals possess.
I am so grateful for the individual contributions and collective dedication of the staff at Ingersoll, and so to them and to all the dedicated individuals supporting our seniors and families in assisted living communities — thank you for everything you do!
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