President Obama is a snake oil salesman. Trying to push the Affordable Care Act as if it is easy and will save us money is just not coming to fruition. Countless story after story of glitches signing up online. Can we trust the government just so sign up for health care? No. Just imagine trusting the government when it comes to actually receiving medical care. Dr. Keith Ablow calls it a victim mentality.
The shutdown continues, and the military is suffering. Gen. Thomas McInerney (ret.) joined the show to talk about the affects on the military. He says all the president has to do is sign an executive order to restore death benefits to military families. McInerney says its one of the lowest points in his long military career. A nation cannot treat its warriors this way.
The president has to decide if he is the commander-in-chief or community organizer-in-chief. McInerney also thinks it is ridiculous to close the open-air war memorials in the capital. It is just a matter of punishment.
McInerney also expressed concern about members of the Muslim Brotherhood are part of President' Obama's advisory committee.
He concluded by saying our country has become weaker under this current regime.
The concussion crisis in football took center stage this week as the focus of the PBS show "Frontline." Chris Nowinski, former Harvard football player, WWE pro wrestler and founder of the Sports Legacy Institute joined the show. He said that coaches have known the dangers of continuing to play players with concussion symptoms since the mid-1970s.
His group, in conjunction with Boston University, have collected the brains of dozens of deceased NFL players to study. The results are scary: 45 of 46 have signs of CTE, a type of brain trauma likely caused by football.
"It's a world of voluntary brain trauma," said Nowinski. He believes some reform is needed to adapt football to children. "A developing brain should not be taking the same trauma as adults."
Also joining the show is Dr. Bennet Omalu, who appeared the "Frontline" show. He examined the brain former Pittsburgh Steelers great Mike Webster. He was shocked how his brain had deteriorated. Webster died young and lived a rough life after football. Many friends of his said he became a changed man. Omalu's goal in the examination was to exonerate Webster. He wanted to prove he was a victim of football, not a loser.
Omalu said helmets protect the head from fracture, but not concussions. The brain floats freely. When trauma occurs, the brain hits against the wall of the skull. No helmet can protect the head from hits.
After his findings with Webster, the NFL and others attacked Omalu's credibility. He said it hurt.
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