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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Freedom eclipsed: the boomer culture of fear

Americans today are actually not much different than those citizens that lived in Great Britain before democracy was introduced. Take for example that as the aristocrats did in early Great Britain, many of our wealthy conservative politicians today are playing the “fear” card by spreading fear among the citizens. They continue to say: “We must fight the terrorists over there or they will attack us here at home.” This claim continues to be repeated to the public but without them providing any specific details. Everyone should just be afraid. The average working American today also disagrees with the government’s new illegal phone tapping and the ability of the government to put citizens in jail today without charging them with any wrong doing. Habeas Corpus was a right that was originally awarded to British citizens in the 16th century. Yet due to the current administration’s efforts, we no longer have that right in America today.

"Americans Are No Longer Free"
American Chronicle

Monday, July 09, 2007

The Last Abomination

Oak Park, Ill. plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD, notes a 279% increase in breast implant surgery from 1997 to 2006. And now some daughters who have breast augmentation are inspiring their Baby Boomer mothers to follow suit.

Breast augmentation surgery isn't just for 20-somethings. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, more than 50% of the 383,886 women who underwent breast implant surgery in 2006 were age 35 or older. In some cases, mothers skeptical about the procedure have opted for breast augmentation after seeing their daughters' results from the surgery.

"This is consistent with the trend of more and more Baby Boomers seeking plastic surgery to look as good as they feel," says Oak Park, Illinois board-certified plastic surgeon Allan Parungao, MD.

"Baby Boomer Breast Implant Surgery: Like Daughter, Like Mother?"