A important issue - Candidate health

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/20/us/politics/20health.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin

    Interesting article that expresses some concerns on all four candidates such as Joe Biden's brain aneurysm past history and whether it can happen again along with Barack Obama's smoking problem. (Though he did quit smoking in 2007, he has "bummed" cigarettes since.) - Posted this part to be fair of course.

    The most interesting part of the article to me though:

    Oh Sawwah, is there something your not telling us?
     
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    She is an alien! Just kidding! I think it is just another way she is protesting the media!
     
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    Well I thought maybe she was a woman..Post OP ;) :badgrin:

    Though really, if there is anything big in her past then it is probably the big A word.
     
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    I hear you!

    - The prevalence of diabetes among African Americans is about 70% higher than among white Americans.
    - Infant mortality rates are twice as high for African Americans as for white Americans.
    - The 5-year survival rate for cancer among African Americans diagnosed for 1986-1992 was about 44%, compared with 59% for white Americans.
    - African Americans develop high blood pressure more often than whites, and it tends to occur earlier and be more severe. In fact, 35 percent of African Americans suffer from high blood pressure, which accounts for 20 percent of deaths among blacks in he U.S., twice the figure for whites.

    The list goes on and on...

    African American Health Care and Medical Information
    http://www.allaboutblackhealth.com/Fastfacts.htm
     
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    When it came out that Thomas Eagleton had electric shock therapy, he was dropped from the ticket.

    What is Sarah hiding?
     
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    And when income is corrected for, all those disappear. Funny you don't mention that.
     
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    It has nothing to do with income. The two main factors are:

    1. Genetics
    2. Lifestyle

    Did you realize that:

    - Single female-headed families are far more likely in Black homes than in all other groups' homes
    - Black families are less likely to contain a married couple than all other groups
    - Black males and females are more likely to be unmarried than Whites, Hispanics, or American Indian/Alaskan Natives
    - Black individuals are far more likely than Whites and Hispanics to be divorced

    Who's fault is that?
     
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    You conservatives do know that if John McCain were elected with Sarah Palin, and something happened to them both, you'd be looking at President Pelosi. Now if THAT doesn't scare you into urging Palin and McCain to disclose their medical records, I don't know what will!
     
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    Go away, racist. It has everything to do with income.
     
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    What do any of those statistics have to do with Obama? It is obvious that none of them apply to Obama. Lifestyle is DIRECTLY tied to income, so your argument makes little to no sense. All of your earlier statistics are also tied to income and the type of medical care they have access to. I go look up the statistics for poor whites/hispanics/asians and they will be almost exactly the same. Proper medical care and access cause override genetics to a large degree.
     

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