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Barbara Boxer Objects To Health Care Protesters' "Attire"

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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 08:32 PM
reply to post by ProfEmeritus

Wow I wish I had your Doctor Professor!

My doctor is absolutely a gem, she's an Argentinean Jew via Haite Ashbury who is in her sixties and wears her Birkenstock Sandals to work!

When ever I have to visit her we end up talking about a half an hour to 45 minutes about travel, foreign cultures, ancient cultures, mysticism, meditation and relaxation techniques and the occult.

Sometimes we even talk about why I came to visit her!

The first time I went to see her as a walk in, I told her my problem (a bad neck and shoulder pain that had been ongoing for months) wanting to get some muscle relaxants and sleeping pills.

She listened to what I had to say carefully and then wrote out the prescriptions and handed them to and said "Look you shouldn't be taking these, all they are going to do is mask your symptoms, your problem is you have no love or tenderness in your life and you never relax, you need to get yourself a girlfriend and stop working 16 hours a day 7 days a week"

I was shocked, I didn't discuss my personal life or work habits with her, but her words sure struck home.

The next day I told my chiropractor what she said he was furious "I would sue her, how dare she say that to you, she doesn't know your background she's a medical doctor, it's the height of unprofessionalism."

I said wow, I don't know, I think she said it out of intuitive concern and meant well. Which is what I believed.

A month later I had a standing appointment with a specialist in regenerative medicine. The guy had the longest questionnaire I had ever seen. His lobby was full of people who had flown in from all over the world to get treatment from him. Yet amazingly his nurse ushered me into his private office right on the minute my appointment was for, and he had already memorized my questionnaire and knew every answer I had put on it.

He said I am going to ask you a series of hypothetical questions answer them immediately without thinking of your response.

I did and he smiled. "As I thought, congratulations you have every characteristic combined of both Type A personalities, you my friend are killing yourself, you need to stop working 16 hours a day, stop trying to control everything, oh and for Pete’s sake get yourself a girlfriend!"

My jaw almost hit the floor. I said "You know that's what Doctor Schwartz said too!", "Doesn't surprise me he said, she's a good and wise woman".

He said I am going to give you an MRI, I am going to take more X-rays, I am going to have my physical therapist look at you, and make no mistake your pain is real, your problem is real, but you don't need surgery, you need to learn to relax.

He had all that done in his labyrinth of offices within 45 minutes and had me sat back down in his office. He asked me to follow him to an alcove in front of an ornate mirror and said take off your shirt. He said you see how one shoulder is higher than another and your arm keeps twitching? Of course I did, he said, you are doing that to yourself. Stop it.

Then he took me to another counter wrote out a slip of paper and handed me a bizarre looking thick short plastic cane and said watch how I demonstrate using this.

That's the same thing your chiropractor does and he is ripping you off not because what he does doesn't work, but because he would have to do it 6 times a day for 3 weeks to unbundle the mass of nerves, blood vessels, and cartilidge you have fused together.

Then he said now normally I would charge 45.00 for this, 280.00 for my consultation, 450.00 for the MRI, 125.00 for the X-Rays but all I want from you is to stop doing this to yourself now please leave and listen to what I told you, use that cane, and I never want to see you again and smiled.

It took me about 4 more monthly visits to the first doctor to wind my way back to a perfect back and neck and each time I would visit, she would drop her other patients sit down and take a load of her feet and even though she would always have all 6 of her patient rooms full of someone waiting to see her, would talk like she hadn't a care in the world about everything under the sun.

I realized she was trying to teach me how she disconnected from the pressure and rigors of her day. She kept saying use your mind, you can overcome it if you just use your mind, keep trying.

I kept experimenting with relaxation and meditation techniques talking to my own body and finally one night reversed the direction of the spasms using music and meditation and put an end to them once and for all.

I went back for a last visit to the Doctor and had to ask her because in all my visits she never talked to anyone the way she talked to me, it was strictly business, and never ever any mention of any kind of alternative medicine, metaphysical or holistic approach, why she took that approach with me.

She smiled and said, I would love to be able to talk to the rest of my patients like I can talk to you, I can't you see, they don't have your intelligence or understanding of life and the universe, you truly are a Master and I recognized that in you right away.

She smiled and I smiled but I realized she was telling the truth.

She would get sued for malpractice if she talked to and adviced her average every day patient like that.

She truly believes as a Doctor that everyone has the inherent power to more or less cure themselves. She like the Specialist I went to see truly believe that people cause their own ailments in life and can correct them.

She like the Specialist I went to see somehow felt it was safe and I would be comfortable and receptive to them sharing their real medical knowledge versus the spectacle that most of their patients insist on of drugs and therapy and surgery.

I would hate to see Doctors like those two run out of the business because the government took it over. She charged me half of her standard consultation fee each visit payable in cash, the other Doctor didn't want to take my money at all and even took money out of his own pocket to give me the tools I needed to heal myself along with the time and the use of his staff and equipment.

I am not sure if it's health care that is broken or human beings to be honest with you Professor.

posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 09:14 PM
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler

What a great experience you had with those two doctors. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I feel an strong affinity to those doctors, since I tried to be that way with my students. I probably spent more time with each one in one office visit to my office, than the rest of the profs they had, spent in four years with them. Unfortunately, I knew I was in a very small minority, when it came to my approach towards students, so small, that eventually, the pressure and backstabbing became so oppressive, that I decided to retire. I still keep in touch with many of my students, and try to give them what I hope is helpful advice on life and the real world.
Anyway, you certainly are a wise person, and wiser still to know when to take advice from those, such as the two doctors that truly practiced true health CARE, in the highest sense of the word.
I believe that even if Obama's plan is enacted, there will still be some doctors like those two that will continue to practice, but it won't be easy for them. My real concern is 20 years down the line, when the medical schools have been infiltrated with Obama-indoctrinated doctors, doctors such as those two won't even be allowed to receive their MD. They will be drummed out of medical school, as "not with the program". Every aspect of becoming a doctor will be controlled by the government.
For my wife and I, we've lived a good life, but it is our children and grandchildren that I continue to wage the fight for, because the world that Obama wants is not a world that will give them that opportunity, I'm afraid.
Peace friend, and thanks again for sharing.

posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 05:04 PM
Here is the latest news about Boxer and her insensitivity to her constiuents:

Senator Boxer pushes book while crowds protest

Marin got a small dose of the health care protests on Wednesday evening when U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer made an appearance at Corte Madera's Book Passage to promote her newest work of fiction, Blind Trust.
Pam Silleman from Napa protests Senator Boxer's appearance

Pam Silleman from Napa protests Senator Boxer's appearance

Holding hand-made signs, about two dozen protesters lined the entrance to the Book Passage's parking lot.

"She should be doing town hall meetings with her constituents instead of book tours," said Pam Silleman who was waving at cars and carrying a sign that read "Born Free but Taxed to Death."

Silleman--coordinator of the Napa Tea Party--was polite, unlike the screaming hordes who've been in the news lately. But the sentiments were the same, nonetheless--

"I feel like we've lost our voice, said Silleman, "I feel like this is another attempt to take over our health care."

Meanwhile, another dozen or so supporters, stood just in front of the store entrance holding signs which read-- "Health Care 4 All" and "I Want The Same Health Care As Congress."

Read more:

Is she related to the Emperor Nero?
He fiddles while Rome burns, she hawks books while the country goes down the tubes.

posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 05:27 PM
reply to post by ProfEmeritus

Well, with a competent, and mostly agreeable, contender for her seat... Former HP CEO [color=gold]Carleton S. Fiorina now going forward with [color=gold]her bid for the Senate seat; Boxer needs to make as much money as she can before next year.

I worked at HP when she was in charge and most people liked her; she's tough and somewhat compassionate.

Even if she's elected, it's still not enough to warrant shedding a tear if/when California falls off into the ocean.

posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 05:30 PM
reply to post by DrMattMaddix

Well, with a competent, and mostly agreeable, contender for her seat... Former HP CEO Carleton S. Fiorina now going forward with her bid for the Senate seat; Boxer needs to make as much money as she can before next year.

That is what California needs, someone that actually understands finances, and can represent CA well, not an empty mouthpiece.

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