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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 29, 2007 / 13 Tamuz, 5767

Mike Moore is Master of Quarter Truths

By Drs. Michael A. Glueck & Robert J. Cihak

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If you like silly comedy films that are over-hyped, over-spun and filled with half and quarter truths leading to falso conclusions, then you will love, "Sicko," Michael Moore's latest cynical and hypocritical agenda creation.


On Tuesday, happy Mike appeared on The David Letterman Show to tell us that Cuba had the world's best healthcare system.


Why? About seven years ago, the World Healthcare Organization (A matter of WHO) said so. It didn't matter to Moore and others that the winner of that charade was determined by calculating the percentage of the GNP that country spent on healthcare. Since Cuba has virtually no GNP an outlay of a buck fifty could win that propaganda party.


Then Moore spewed out the often repeated but always incorrect cry that 45 million Americans have no healthcare coverage. If that is so why aren't there tens of millions of us lying in the streets on IV lines or just simply dead?


Michael MooreĻs film "Sicko," which premieres June 29, will be used as a propaganda piece for those who say "It's time for guaranteed healthcare in America." The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee will join other nursing organizations that are hosting 3,000 screenings.


A press conference on Capitol Hill featured clips as well as testimony from individuals featured in the film and congressmen who favor greater government involvement in medicine.


Moore wants to remove the profit motive from medicine and to eliminate insurance companies. He thinks that the proposals of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards don't go nearly far enough.


Showing Cuban doctors scurrying around to care for some 9/11 rescue workers that he brought over in a commandeered fishing boat, Moore suggests that Cubans live longer than Americans (all because of their wonderful socialized healthcare). Aren't these the same guys who botched premier Fidel Castro's stomach surgery and had to call in "The Spanish surgeon."


Film maker Stuart Browning is firing back with a new internet movie debunking one of the central premises of Moore's "docutribe": that 45 million Americans have no health insurancečand no access to medical care.


The nine-minute film can be viewed at www.freemarketcure.com, along with some short pieces portraying the reality of rationing in Canadačincluding The Lemon, which shows what the Canadian system has in common with the Soviet-era economies that produced the Trabant.


Notes Grace-Marie Turner, in a June 22 Galen Institute commentary, "'Sicko.' Need We Say More? Heaven forbid that we would wind up making policy by propaganda, because that is exactly what would happen if anyone were to base any serious health reform proposals on Moore's film."


This is not a must see, waste your popcorn and movie money, film unless you believe in bad science fiction.


Editor's Note: Michael Arnold Glueck, M.D., wrote this week's commentary.

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Michael Arnold Glueck, M.D., is a multiple award winning writer who comments on medical-legal issues. Robert J. Cihak, M.D., is a Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and a past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Both JWR contributors are Harvard trained diagnostic radiologists. Comment by clicking here.

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