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originally posted by: sdcigarpig
a reply to: EvidenceNibbler
But when Ronald Reagan was first elected and sworn in as President of the United states, for the first term, he was 69 years old.
Jan 09, 2018
The President is about to undergo his annual physical examination, and APA has confidence that his physician will follow the standard of care in examining all systems, which includes an age-appropriate medical and mental health evaluation. If mental health concerns are raised, the standard of care would result in the examining physician seeking consultation from an experienced psychiatrist who would approach the consultation with objectivity and within the physician-patient confidential relationship.
APA is ready to make recommendations from among our 37,000 psychiatrist members, physicians who have the knowledge, training, expertise, discretion, and objectivity to perform a thorough and apolitical evaluation. Using psychiatry for political or self-aggrandizing purposes is stigmatizing for our patients and negatively impacts our profession.
While the AMA may not call their rule the 'Goldwater Rule', the intent is the same, if not even more restrictive. So once again a lib is wrong.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: EvidenceNibbler
That isn't the 'Goldwater Rule', that is their own interpretation of the APA guideline. The Goldwater Rule was devised by the APA and is not universal as evidence by the fact that the APsaA doesn't use it.
Also, the APA rule states it is 'unethical', the AMA's says that it's members should 'refrain'. Bigly difference Steveo.
AMA Goes Beyond ‘Goldwater Rule’ In Ethics Guidelines on Media Interaction
The report emphasizes that physicians who are featured in media reports should always—first and foremost—uphold the values, norms, and integrity of the profession. Like APA’s “Goldwater Rule,” the report urges physicians to refrain from making clinical diagnoses about individuals they have not personally examined; however, the CEJA report covers more ground, providing an overview and guidance regarding all manner of physician interaction with the media.
originally posted by: EvidenceNibbler
While the AMA may not call their rule the 'Goldwater Rule', the intent is the same, if not even more restrictive.
So once again a lib is wrong.
originally posted by: conscientiousobserver
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Ya know another tactic of "third world dictatorships" is discrediting any and all dissenters. Much like the current tator in chief calling any opposition fake news.
originally posted by: darkbake
In either case, a doctor examining Hillary or Trump could leak his examination to the public, and I think that in that case, I would consider it reasonable to deduce that Hillary or Trump was sick with something.
If the president (who is commander-in-chief of the armed forces) ordered the use of nuclear weapons, he would be taken aside by the "carrier" and the briefcase would be opened. A command signal, or "watch" alert, would then be issued to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The president would then review the attack options with the aide and decide on a plan, which could range from a single cruise missile to multiple ICBM launches. These are preset war plans developed under OPLAN 8010 (formerly the Single Integrated Operational Plan). Then, using whatever communications technology the satchel contains, the aide would presumably make contact with the National Military Command Center or, in a retaliatory strike situation, multiple airborne command posts (who likely fly Boeing E-4Bs) and/or nuclear-armed submarines. Before the order can be processed by the military, the president must be positively identified using a special code issued on a plastic card, nicknamed the "biscuit". The United States has a two-man rule in place at the nuclear launch facilities, and while only the president can order the release of nuclear weapons, the order must be verified by the Secretary of Defense to be an authentic order given by the president (there is a hierarchy of succession in the event that the president is killed in an attack). This verification process deals solely with verifying that the order came from the actual President. The Secretary of Defense has no veto power and must comply with the president's order. Once all the codes have been verified, the military would issue attack orders to the proper units. These orders are given and then re-verified for authenticity. It is argued that the President has almost single authority to initiate a nuclear attack since the Secretary of Defense is required to verify the order, but cannot legally veto it.