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Chest X-Rays Don't Prevent Lung Cancer

RUSH: "A major government study is challenging a once-common type of screening for lung cancer. The study of more than 150,000 older Americans shows routine chest X-rays do not prevent lung cancer deaths, not even in smokers or former smokers. The study found those who had four annual chest X-ray screenings were just as likely to die of lung cancer as participants who didn't have those tests. The results from the National Cancer Institute-funded research confirm previous, smaller X-ray studies. They follow another big study from that institute favoring a newer, more sophisticated imaging test." So looky here. With Obamacare we are not going to screen for breast cancer as often as we used to, mammograms.

We're waiting 'til later in life to start them (and we're doing them less frequently), we're reducing prostate cancer screenings, and now they tell us that lung cancer or x-rays, chest x-rays, ah, doesn't matter. Chest x-ray screenings were just as likely to die of young cancer as participants who didn't have the tests. Now, I... (sigh) This is where I kind of get left cold. I never once thought that a chest x-ray would prevent lung cancer. All it will do is identify it, right? "Early detection." But apparently, no! They're not beneficial at all. Do you believe this or is this...? No! (interruption) This the third round here of the regime trying to cut costs by saying, "Naw, these tests, these screenings, they're not gonna save you. Our death panels will handle this," pure and simple.

EPA Rules Hamper Border Agents

RUSH: Get this. There's a story like this, at least one story like this every day. This is from the State-Controlled Associated Press: "Federal agents trying to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border say they're hampered by laws that keep them from driving vehicles on huge swaths of land because it falls under U.S. environmental protection, leaving it to wildlife — and illegal immigrants and smugglers who can walk through the territory undisturbed," but the agents are not allowed to drive. This is unreal. So we got environmental protection laws that prevent the border from being patrolled in vehicles, but if you're an illegal or a smuggler, you go ahead and walk all over this environmentally protected area and nobody can do anything to stop you, but our agents can't drive there to get you.

Environmentalist protection laws. "Environmental groups said lawmakers lining up to support the legislation have routinely opposed the Endangered Species Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and dozens of other laws, and they accused the lawmakers of using illegal immigration as the latest excuse to gut protections." (laughing) Some days you read this stuff and you throw up your hands. You say, "It's hopeless! It's just absolutely hopeless." You know, yesterday Obama's out there complaining, "No longer could we built the Golden Gate Bridge the Bay Bridge, the Hoover Dam, the Empire State Building like we used to." That's right, and you know why?

Environmentalism. Environmentalist wackos stand in the way of progress. Every leftist activist group is essentially aligned to stop progress.

Khadafy Kin to Sue NATO

RUSH: Hillary Clinton is a very, very smart woman they tell us. America's top diplomat! She laughed about killing Khadafy. By the way, did you see that Khadafy's relatives are gonna sue NATO? You didn't see that? Khadafy relatives are gonna sue NATO for killing him. I thought Barry did it. All this time. Yeah, here it is: "Moammar Khadafy's family reportedly will sue NATO for the role they believe the international military alliance played in the death of Moammar Khadafy, said a lawyer for the family to the French News Agency. Marcel Ceccaldi, French lawyer who previously worked for Khadafy's regime now represents his family told the French News Agency yesterday that the complaint would be filed with the International Criminal Court in the Hague because the family believes that a NATO strike on Khadafy's convoy led directly to his death."

So Hillary laughed. Did you hear about this? Hillary laughed about killing Khadafy. She said, "We came, we saw, he died." Can you imagine if Bush said that? She also talked about what a great ally Mubarak was less than two weeks before Obama called for him to step down. Very interesting. Let's hope that Hillary isn't put on trial in Libya, or before the World Court, for her role in killing Khadafy -- 'cause she's out there laughing about it. (interruption) What did she say about Sharia law? I didn't hear what... (interruption) Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. (interruption) She's saying it's okay? (interruption) So Hillary says in certain circumstances in, say, Libya if they want to do Sharia law, fine with her? (interruption) Pretty much? Really? Hillary saying that? Sharia law, fine with her? I haven't seen that. I'm gonna have to look that up. That's new to me. I'll find that out.

Rangel Argues for Radical Redistribution

RUSH: I can't let the show end without this mention: "Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday called for the redistribution of America's riches and hammered the wealthy for benefiting from a war effort fought by the poor and middle class. Citing statistics that show 1 percent of Americans now own 42 percent of the nation's wealth, the lawmaker representing Harlem said: 'There is something wrong with that formula.' Rangel offered no specific remedy for adjusting those figures during his comments on the House floor but argued further that the wealthiest 1 percent have the added benefit of not needing to get involved in military service. 'Why is it that we know, or that we can suspect, that in this war where we lost so many lives, that so many people have been wounded, that our brave men and women coming home will subject themselves with a lack of funds to deal with their physical or mental problems?' he asked. 'And yet we somehow know that that 1 percent was not involved in defending our great nation.'" So inciting class hatred based on lies. They just keep it up. Rangel himself is a 1%-er!

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