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Jessica, Cole & Mommy

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Me and Mom, Grandma Gertie, Daughter SHUSHU on sit & spin, Puppy-Mihoshi, Kitty-MeishaBoy
Marriage to Georgie, Dad and Mom-My Graduation,Sis and Me in stroller
 

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History

Pharmacy Rip-Off

Try Costco!
Sharon L. Davis, Budget Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 6839, Office Ph: 202-482-4458, Office Fax: 202-482-5480 E-mail Address: sdavis@doc.gov 
 How much it costs a drug company for the active ingredient in prescription medications.
According to Sharon L. Davis, Budget Analyst, “…out of federal Washington, DC offices…some people think it must cost a lot, 
since many drugs sell for more than $2.00 per tablet…”  Research ”…of offshore chemical synthesizers that supply the active 
ingredients found in drugs approved by the FDA revealed in past issues of Life Extension, a significant percentage of drugs 
sold in the United States contain active ingredients made in other countries.  In our independent investigation of how much 
profit drug companies really make, we obtained the actual price of active ingredients used in some of the most popular drugs 
sold in America.”  
The following data, presented by Davis, speaks for itself:  
Celebrex:   100 mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $130.27              Cost of general active ingredients:    $0.60               Percent markup: 21,712%  

Claritin:    10  mg Consumer price (100 tablets: $215.17                  Cost of general active ingredients:    $0.71               Percent markup: 30,306%  

Keflex:     250 mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $157.39                  Cost of general active ingredients:    $1.88                Percent markup: 8,372%  

Lipitor:    20  mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $272.37                  Cost of general active ingredients:    $5.80               Percent markup: 4,696%  

Norvasc:    10  mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $188.29                  Cost of general active ingredients:    $0.14                Percent markup: 134,493%  

Paxil:      20  mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $220.27                  Cost of general active ingredients:    $7.60                Percent markup: 2,898%  

Prevacid:   30  mg Consumer price (100 tablets: $44.77                   Cost of general active ingredients:    $1.01                Percent markup: 34,136%  

Prilosec:    20  mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $360.97                  Cost of general active ingredients     $0.52               Percent markup: 69,417%  

Prozac:    20  mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $247.47                  Cost of general active ingredients:    $0.11                Percent markup: 224,973%  

Tenormin:  50  mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $104.47                  Cost of general active ingredients:    $0.13                Percent markup: 80,362%  

Vasotec:    10  mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $102.37                  Cost of general active ingredients:    $0.20               Percent markup: 51,185%  

Xanax:     1   mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $136.79                  Cost of general active ingredients:    $0.024              Percent markup: 569,958%  

Zestril:     20  mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $89.89                   Cost of general active ingredients     $3.20                Percent markup: 2,809  

Zithromax:  600 mg Consumer price (100 tablets)$1,482.19              Cost of general active ingredients:   $18.78               Percent markup: 7,892%  

Zocor:     40  mg Consumer price (100 tablets) $350.27                  Cost of general active ingredients:   $8.63               Percent markup: 4,059%  

Zoloft:     50  mg Consumer price                $206.87                  Cost of general active ingredients:    $1.75                Percent markup: 11,821% 
 
Davis’s letter went on to say, “…that since the cost of prescription drugs is so outrageous, everyone should know about this.  It pays to shop around.  
This helps to solve the mystery as to why they can afford to put a Walgreen's on every corner. On Monday night, Steve Wilson, an investigative reporter 
for Channel 7 News in Detroit, did a story on generic drug price gouging by pharmacies. 

He found in his investigation, that some of these generic drugs were marked up as much as 3,000% or more.  Yes, that's not a typo...three thousand percent! 
So often, we blame the drug companies for the high cost of drugs, and usually rightfully so. But in this case, the fault clearly lies with the pharmacies themselves.  
For example, if you had to buy a prescription drug, and bought the name brand, you might pay $100 for 100 pills.  The pharmacist might tell you 
that if you get the generic equivalent, they would only cost $80, making you think you are 'saving' $20.   What the pharmacist is not telling you is that 
those 100 generic pills may have only cost him $10!  
At the end of the report, one of the anchors asked Mr. Wilson whether, or not there were any pharmacies that did not adhere to this practice, 
and he said that Costco consistently charged little over their cost for the generic drugs.  I went to the Costco site, where you can look up any drug, 
and get its online price. It says that the in-store prices are consistent with the online prices. I was appalled. Just to give you one example from my own experience, 
I had to use the drug, Compazine, which helps prevent nausea in chemo patients.  I used the generic equivalent, which cost $54.99 for 60 pills at CVS. 
I checked the price at Costco, and I could have bought 100 pills for $19.89. For 145 of my pain pills, I paid $72.57.   I could have got 150 at Costco for $28.08.  
I would like to mention, that although Costco is a 'membership' type store, you do NOT have to be a member to buy prescriptions there, as it is a federally regulated substance. You just tell them at the door that you wish to use the pharmacy, and they will let you in. (this is true).  I went there this past Thursday and asked them.  I am asking each of you to please help me by copying this letter…” 
Davis continued by asking everyone to make a difference by getting this information into the public mainstream.  
It stands to reason that if each of us makes an effort for change, the results could lead to a chain reaction – 
Davis, “…But in this case, the fault clearly lies with the pharmacies themselves.”  So, let us make the effort to buy our medications at Costco, or a pharmacy equivalent to 
Costco prices.  And yes, even those on Medicare and Medicaid if it is at all possible.  We have been shown the main source of the problem, so now let’s step up to 
the plate, make a team effort, and make “them” earn their money!  E-mail this and/or Make copies and Pass it to family and community!  
 
The above information was included in a letter written by Sharon L. Davis, Budget Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 6839, 
Office Ph: 202-482-4458, Office Fax: 202-482-5480, E-mail Address: sdavis@doc.gov 

Ceisha’s Poem for MOM

Precious ‘HUG’ from a Precious ‘BUG’
 
Love you so much, miss you dearly
Thinking of our time apart
I sometimes can’t see clearly
Your heart is always open
Your smile always bright
Never did I doubt your love
Even though we are apart
 
Life gives us ups and downs
What I want to say
My love for you has only grown
If that is possible anyway
 
Wrote that for you,
Love you Mom
 
Copyright 2008 Ceisha D. Moller

Columnist says about Obama

What a Black Columnist has to say about Obama.  Be sure to read this in its entirety…

 

 

“…Ken Blackwell – Columnist for the New York Sun 
It’s an amazing time to be alive in America. We’re in a year of firsts in this presidential election: the first viable woman candidate; the first viable African-American candidate; and, a candidate who is the first front running freedom fighter over 70. The next president of America will be a first.

We won’t truly be in an election of firsts, however, until we judge every candidate by where they stand. We won’t arrive where we should be until we no longer talk about skin color or gender.     Now that Barack Obama steps to the front of the Democratic field, we need to stop talking about his race, and start talking about his policies and his politics.  

The reality is this: Though the Democrats will not have a nominee until August, unless Hillary Clinton drops out, Mr. Obama is now the frontrunner, and its time America takes a closer and deeper look at him.

Some pundits are calling him the next John F. Kennedy. He’s not. He’s the next George McGovern. And it’s time people learned the facts.

Because the truth is that Mr. Obama is the single most liberal senator in the entire U.S. Senate. He is more liberal than Ted Kennedy, Bernie Sanders, or Mrs. Clinton.    Never in my life have I seen a presidential frontrunner whose rhetoric is so far removed from his record. Walter Mondale promised to raise our taxes, and he lost. George McGovern promised military weakness, and he lost. Michael Dukakis promised a liberal domestic agenda, and he lost.

Yet Mr. Obama is promising all those things, and he’s not behind in the polls. Why? Because the press has dealt with him as if he were in a beauty pageant.    Mr. Obama talks about getting past party, getting past red and blue, to lead the United States of America. But let’s look at the more defined strokes of who he is underneath this superficial “beauty.”

Start with national security, since the president’s most important duties are as commander-in-chief. Over the summer, Mr. Obama talked about invading Pakistan, a nation armed with nuclear weapons; meeting without preconditions with Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who vows to destroy Israel and create another Holocaust; and Kim Jong II, who is murdering and starving his people, but emphasized that the nuclear option was off the table against terrorists – something no president has ever taken off the table since we created nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Even Democrats who have worked in national security condemned all of those remarks. Mr. Obama is a foreign-policy novice who would put our national security at risk.

Next, consider economic policy. For all its faults, our health care system is the strongest in the world. And free trade agreements, created by Bill Clinton as well as President Bush, have made more goods more affordable so that even people of modest means can live a life that no one imagined a generation ago. Yet Mr. Obama promises to raise taxes on “the rich.” How to fix Social Security? Raise taxes. How to fix Medicare? Raise taxes. Prescription drugs? Raise taxes. Free college? Raise taxes. Socialize medicine? Raise taxes. His solution to everything is to have government take it over. Big Brother on steroids, funded by your paycheck.

Finally, look at the social issues. Mr. Obama had the audacity to open a stadium rally by saying, “All praise and glory to God!” but says that Christian leaders speaking for life and marriage have “hijacked” – hijacked – Christianity. He is pro-partial birth abortion, and promises to appoint Supreme Court justices who will rule any restriction on it unconstitutional. He espouses the abortion views of Margaret Sanger, one of the early advocates of racial cleansing. His spiritual leaders endorse homosexual marriage, and he is moving in that direction. In Illinois, he refused to vote against a statewide ban – ban – on all handguns in the state. These are radical left, Hollywood, and San Francisco values, not Middle America values.
The real Mr. Obama is an easy target for the general election. Mrs. Clinton is a far tougher opponent. But Mr. Obama could win if people don’t start looking behind his veneer and flowery speeches. His vision of “bringing America together” means saying that those who disagree with his agenda for America are hijackers or warmongers. Uniting the country means adopting his liberal agenda and abandoning any conflicting beliefs.

But right now everyone is talking about how eloquent of a speaker he is and – yes – they’re talking about his race. Those should never be the factors on which we base our choice for president. Mr. Obama’s radical agenda sets him far outside the American mainstream, to the left of Mrs. Clinton.
It’s time to talk about the real Barack Obama. In an election of firsts, let’s first make sure we elect the person who is qualified to be our president in a nuclear age during a global civilization war.”  What a Black Columnist has to say about Obama.  Be sure to read this in its entirety.

 

It’s an amazing time to be alive in America. We’re in a year of firsts in this presidential election: the first viable woman candidate; the first viable African-American candidate; and, a candidate who is the first front running freedom fighter over 70. The next president of America will be a first.
We won’t truly be in an election of firsts, however, until we judge every candidate by where they stand. We won’t arrive where we should be until we no longer talk about skin color or gender.     Now that Barack Obama steps to the front of the Democratic field, we need to stop talking about his race, and start talking about his policies and his politics.  

The reality is this: Though the Democrats will not have a nominee until August, unless Hillary Clinton drops out, Mr. Obama is now the frontrunner, and its time America takes a closer and deeper look at him.
Some pundits are calling him the next John F. Kennedy. He’s not. He’s the next George McGovern. And it’s time people learned the facts.
Because the truth is that Mr. Obama is the single most liberal senator in the entire U.S. Senate. He is more liberal than Ted Kennedy, Bernie Sanders, or Mrs. Clinton.    Never in my life have I seen a presidential frontrunner whose rhetoric is so far removed from his record. Walter Mondale promised to raise our taxes, and he lost. George McGovern promised military weakness, and he lost. Michael Dukakis promised a liberal domestic agenda, and he lost.

Yet Mr. Obama is promising all those things, and he’s not behind in the polls. Why? Because the press has dealt with him as if he were in a beauty pageant.    Mr. Obama talks about getting past party, getting past red and blue, to lead the United States of America. But let’s look at the more defined strokes of who he is underneath this superficial "beauty."

Start with national security, since the president’s most important duties are as commander-in-chief. Over the summer, Mr. Obama talked about invading Pakistan, a nation armed with nuclear weapons; meeting without preconditions with Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who vows to destroy Israel and create another Holocaust; and Kim Jong II, who is murdering and starving his people, but emphasized that the nuclear option was off the table against terrorists – something no president has ever taken off the table since we created nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Even Democrats who have worked in national security condemned all of those remarks. Mr. Obama is a foreign-policy novice who would put our national security at risk.

Next, consider economic policy. For all its faults, our health care system is the strongest in the world. And free trade agreements, created by Bill Clinton as well as President Bush, have made more goods more affordable so that even people of modest means can live a life that no one imagined a generation ago. Yet Mr. Obama promises to raise taxes on "the rich." How to fix Social Security? Raise taxes. How to fix Medicare? Raise taxes. Prescription drugs? Raise taxes. Free college? Raise taxes. Socialize medicine? Raise taxes. His solution to everything is to have government take it over. Big Brother on steroids, funded by your paycheck.

Finally, look at the social issues. Mr. Obama had the audacity to open a stadium rally by saying, "All praise and glory to God!" but says that Christian leaders speaking for life and marriage have "hijacked" – hijacked – Christianity. He is pro-partial birth abortion, and promises to appoint Supreme Court justices who will rule any restriction on it unconstitutional. He espouses the abortion views of Margaret Sanger, one of the early advocates of racial cleansing. His spiritual leaders endorse homosexual marriage, and he is moving in that direction. In Illinois, he refused to vote against a statewide ban – ban – on all handguns in the state. These are radical left, Hollywood, and San Francisco values, not Middle America values.

The real Mr. Obama is an easy target for the general election. Mrs. Clinton is a far tougher opponent. But Mr. Obama could win if people don’t start looking behind his veneer and flowery speeches. His vision of "bringing America together" means saying that those who disagree with his agenda for America are hijackers or warmongers. Uniting the country means adopting his liberal agenda and abandoning any conflicting beliefs.

But right now everyone is talking about how eloquent of a speaker he is and – yes – they’re talking about his race. Those should never be the factors on which we base our choice for president. Mr. Obama’s radical agenda sets him far outside the American mainstream, to the left of Mrs. Clinton.

It’s time to talk about the real Barack Obama. In an election of firsts, let’s first make sure we elect the person who is qualified to be our president in a nuclear age during a global civilization war…”   Ken Blackwell – Columnist for the New York Sun 

Comments from unknown source:  Kind of scary, wouldn’t you think.  Remember–God is good, and is in time, on time–every time.
According to The Book of Revelations the anti-Christ is:

The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal … the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything.    Is it OBAMA?? 
 

I STRONGLY URGE each one of you to repost this as many times as you can!  Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media outlet…do it!  


If you think I am crazy… I am sorry but I refuse to take a chance on the "unknown" candidate
 and certainly hope you won’t either. 

 

                                   

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