I heard the president did something hideous while on his trip to China. President Obama bowed. Yikes, what will happen next? I would bow, if it was seen as a form of showing respect. I would also cover my head if I knew not doing so would offend a group or make someone uncomfortable. Just as I bow my head in prayer at a funeral and recite the Lord’s Prayer. It is really no big deal. You just do it. This is really such a non issue I am surprised at myself for bringing it up.
The next big news item is cancer screening. Start at 40, start at 50, every year or every two years. It is a recondemnation not a mandate. And honestly, I am avoiding having to stand on a chair without a top to have my upper regions squished and x-rayed. I know a lot of women who have never had this done. What is the risk of not doing it? Death? Early diagnosis? False positives? Unnecessary biopsies? It is with great skill that the media plays on our fears.
My thought is that this bit of information was given to eventually make its way back to the Health Care debate to scare the fence sitters on to the status quo side. And guess what? The news anchor just brought that issue up. The anger surrounding the ‘recondemnation’ is enough to incite bad health.
Don’t get me wrong, even though I have not had a mammogram, I do support the cancer awareness campaign and do believe early diagnosis saves lives. But, it is not a mandate.
It is nice to see the H1N1 issue has dropped back to at least third place in the news ranking. I still use my hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting my car.
There is a flu shot clinic tomorrow at our Health Department limited to people aged 6 months to 24 years of age. The rest of the population is advised to go to their family doctor for a shot.
Since I was thinking along the lines of conspiracy when I opined on the cancer issue, I have to wonder what secret thing might the government have in mind for people of this age? Maybe, nanites are being injected so big brother know where this age group is at all times and they will be on call to the ‘mother ship’ to become food for Morlocks. Yes, I know, that is random and not well thought out. I’m kidding, I am not serious.
However, one day at a food bank parking lot, in the days of commodities consisting mostly of flour and meet fillers, peanutbutter and always a block of cheese, I wondered if the cheese might contain birth control. Besides being a run on sentence, that only made since to me until a woman came out of the food bank bearing a block of cheese and five children.
Okay, so what is the point I am trying to make? None. I just wanted to take a break from my NaNoWriMo project to prove to myself I could write something that did not involve serial killing. Yes, I am writing ‘dark fiction.’ I am also reading Stephen King’s novel, The Dome.
Happy Wednesday to you all. I’m going to get back to the news broadcast and we’ll meet again soon.
As long as you realize anything I said in the post is pure entertainment or opinion, go ahead and comment.