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News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 24, 2012 06:46PM
[nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com]

Former Vice President Dick Cheney recovering after heart transplant
By NBC News, msnbc.com and news services
Updated at 7:14 p.m. ET: Former Vice President Dick Cheney was recovering Saturday at a hospital in Falls Church, Va., after undergoing a heart transplant, his office said.
Cheney was in the Intensive Care Unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, his office said in a statement.



Maybe he'll get one that works this time.


Seriously, as much as I dislike his politics, I wish him well and quick recovery.



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: March 24, 2012 06:59PM
You and I paid for it.



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 24, 2012 07:00PM
Remember, this is not on the Political side, so keep all comments apolitical. grinning smiley





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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: March 24, 2012 07:14PM
His old heart was as black as coal, and three sizes too small, right?

And I DON'T wish him well.





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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 24, 2012 07:40PM
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rgG
Remember, this is not on the Political side, so keep all comments apolitical. grinning smiley

Please move it so I can post what Andy Borowitz wrote about it! jest smiley



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 24, 2012 07:41PM
Ok as much as love rick-o the most this thread is not ready for prime time now me thinks *(:>*
Vote to move to the other side .



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: March 24, 2012 07:45PM
All the best to him.



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 24, 2012 07:47PM
This thread is going to go to the other side faster than Dick Cheney is.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 24, 2012 07:50PM
That was very very mean rick-o and un needed.
May 6 camels, 5 sheep and 4 nutria defecate on your Sunday paper *(:>*jest smiley pirate smiley



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: March 24, 2012 08:13PM
I don't wish him any ill will but like they say it's who you know and how much money you have.
My son could have used a new heart but not enough money or insurance and he ran out of time.



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 24, 2012 08:21PM
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"Although the former vice-president and his family do not know the identity of the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift," Mr Cheney's spokeswoman said in a statement.

She also revealed that Mr Cheney had been waiting for a transplant for more than 20 months.



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: March 24, 2012 08:52PM



( and no, I don't mean you, Rudie... :-). )



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 24, 2012 08:57PM
No worries Paul, I still talk to the bears that will be visiting your Apple trees devil smiley
I appreciate your heads up *(:>*



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Spock
Date: March 24, 2012 09:19PM







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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 24, 2012 09:23PM
You'd expect headline writers at major news outlets to know the difference between transplant and implant.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 24, 2012 09:30PM
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Paul F.


To quote the Veep himself: "F**k y*u Senator". He's not dead so we can and should express out feelings about what he's done to not only our society and military but to our sense of national dignity.

Halliburton stockholders may wish him well, I'm not a shareholder.



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 24, 2012 09:34PM
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RgrF
You'd expect headline writers at major news outlets to know the difference between transplant and implant.

transplant is the means of replacing something that is already not working, usually used with human organ,a man usually will go for a organ transplat and not an organt implant.an implant is the means of placing something foreign inside something else,,,implantation of sperm......

Used as a medical term, a transplant refers to the transfer of an organ from one body to another, or from a certain section of the patient's own body to another area. This procedure is usually performed in order to replace a damaged or missing organ. In particular, interesting developments are being made in the field of regenerative medicine, which is a discipline that makes it possible for scientists to recreate organs from the patient's own cells. As for an implant, it is a term used to refer to the manufacture of certain body parts that may be used to replace missing or damaged limbs or organs. Most medical implants are man-made, and materials such as titanium, silicone or apatite are regularly used.

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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 24, 2012 10:11PM
Now that he's healthy, Obama should hire him as his SecDef to plan the invasion of Iran.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 24, 2012 11:02PM
He's going to have to have a long life if Karma is going to have time to work on him.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 24, 2012 11:49PM
Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 25, 2012 03:04AM
Well, let's hope that his body greets his new heart as a liberator.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: billb
Date: March 25, 2012 09:15AM
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Ombligo


I wish him well and quick recovery.

+1

Maybe in 20 years he can compete in an Ironman like Dwight Kroenig.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Black
Date: March 25, 2012 10:20AM
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freeradical
Now that he's healthy, Obama should hire him as his SecDef to plan the invasion of Iran.

But this time Haliburton gives a cut of the profits to the U.S. Government.




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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Black
Date: March 25, 2012 10:21AM
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: RonT
Date: March 25, 2012 02:39PM
I can't help but wonder if the person who died and as a result contributed the heart doesn't somehow feels twice victimized.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: March 25, 2012 04:20PM
Politics aside, this never should have happened.

He's simply too freaking old.

My uncle lasted nearly 20 years with his heart transplant.

Cheney's advanced age and prior health issues mean he'll get more on the order of 20 months.

A younger person could have made far better use of such a scarce medical resource.

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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: billb
Date: March 25, 2012 05:08PM
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<<Policy makers who use age as a discriminating factor in determining eligibility for heart transplant surgery may want to reconsider their rules in the light of new research at the University of Alberta.
Published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, the study shows that older heart transplant recipients fare just as well as their younger counterparts, even many years after surgery. >>
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: hal
Date: March 25, 2012 05:16PM
Coincidence???????????

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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Black
Date: March 25, 2012 06:10PM
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Bill in NC
Politics aside, this never should have happened.

He's simply too freaking old.

My uncle lasted nearly 20 years with his heart transplant.

Cheney's advanced age and prior health issues mean he'll get more on the order of 20 months.

A younger person could have made far better use of such a scarce medical resource.

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rgG
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I poked around last night looking for stats, and found nothing to suggest that he doesn't stand a good chance of getting at least 5 or 10 years out of it. Where did the 20 month figure come from?




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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 25, 2012 07:53PM
Grateful11's comment is really sad.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 25, 2012 07:58PM
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vision63
Grateful11's comment is really sad.
Heartbreaking.



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: billb
Date: March 25, 2012 09:25PM
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Grateful11
I don't wish him any ill will but like they say it's who you know and how much money you have.
My son could have used a new heart but not enough money or insurance and he ran out of time.

But we can all hope that sooner than later medicine will have advanced for someone and anyone in a similar situation will be served.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 25, 2012 09:44PM
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billb
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Grateful11
I don't wish him any ill will but like they say it's who you know and how much money you have.
My son could have used a new heart but not enough money or insurance and he ran out of time.

But we can all hope that sooner than later medicine will have advanced for someone and anyone in a similar situation will be served.

Well said billb.

Grateful we have a very dysfunctional medical care allocation/delivery system. It is seriously broken.
Your family situation and loss clearly defines part of that problem. I think many of us here were also devastated by your loss. Hopefully in time we will see changes and improvements.
Your blessing is the time that you had . . .
Rudie



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 25, 2012 09:54PM
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billb
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Grateful11
I don't wish him any ill will but like they say it's who you know and how much money you have.
My son could have used a new heart but not enough money or insurance and he ran out of time.

But we can all hope that sooner than later medicine will have advanced for someone and anyone in a similar situation will be served.

Medicine is already there. The problem is ignorant, stupid, greedy, hateful people who still manage to keep the system screwed up despite the rest of the #(^%*(^ world has managed to do as good a job as can humanly be done.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: decay
Date: March 25, 2012 09:58PM
The patient’s history and prognosis were grim: four heart attacks, quadruple bypass surgery, angioplasty, an implanted defibrillator and now an emergency procedure to treat an irregular heartbeat.

For millions of Americans, this might be a death sentence. For the vice president, it was just another medical treatment. And it cost him very little.

Unlike the average American, the president, vice president and members of Congress all enjoy government-financed health care with few restrictions or prohibitive fees.






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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 25, 2012 10:04PM
I think the monsters have arrived and the abyss has become a vacuum devil smiley




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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: billb
Date: March 25, 2012 10:20PM
typical
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: decay
Date: March 25, 2012 11:29PM
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 25, 2012 11:32PM
the Jig saw is a very fine tool never never never disparage the jigsaw . . .



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: March 25, 2012 11:38PM
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billb
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Grateful11
I don't wish him any ill will but like they say it's who you know and how much money you have.
My son could have used a new heart but not enough money or insurance and he ran out of time.

But we can all hope that sooner than later medicine will have advanced for someone and anyone in a similar situation will be served.

What complete and utter @#$%&. Lack of medical advance is not the issue here! Money is the issue.

Rudie, shame on you for sucking up to this crap.



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 25, 2012 11:49PM
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Uncle Wig
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billb
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Grateful11
I don't wish him any ill will but like they say it's who you know and how much money you have.
My son could have used a new heart but not enough money or insurance and he ran out of time.

But we can all hope that sooner than later medicine will have advanced for someone and anyone in a similar situation will be served.

What complete and utter @#$%&. Lack of medical advance is not the issue here! Money is the issue.

Rudie, shame on you for sucking up to this crap.

Maybe the yelling confused you Wig

"Grateful we have a very dysfunctional medical care allocation/delivery system. It is seriously broken."
It is not about advances Wig, just advancing the care and availability to all.

Now untwist your knickers and have a beer or sumthin
banghead smiley

Or you can yell like the other 7thdevil smiley grade little girls above



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: March 26, 2012 12:22AM
Well said billb.

That is what I refer to as sucking up, although you go on to contradict billb in your statement quoted above. Obviously this is about the unequal availability of healthcare in the U.S., which billb studiously ignores. And could you possibly be any more condescending? "7th grade girls?" Really?







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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 26, 2012 12:28AM
He deserved the yelling. Laying it on waiting for "medicine" to catch up is BS. Medicine is already there, obviously. What I said is 100% the case.

(And a guy who types in blue with all kinds of little squiggly little weird fonts and an overuse of juvenile emoticons in every post is calling large fonts typed in frustration "7th grade girl" stuff?)
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 26, 2012 01:08AM
egggactly *(:>*



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Black
Date: March 26, 2012 01:12AM
Dick Cheney got a heart transplant-- let's all rip each-other to shreds!
Yee-ha!




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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: billb
Date: March 26, 2012 07:19AM
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Uncle Wig
Well said billb.

That is what I refer to as sucking up, although you go on to contradict billb in your statement quoted above. Obviously this is about the unequal availability of healthcare in the U.S., which billb studiously ignores. And could you possibly be any more condescending? "7th grade girls?" Really?
It was about being nice to grateful.
Doesn't surprise me the same old haters choose to ignore that.
Piss on grateful's sons' grave while you are at it.
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Date: March 26, 2012 09:32AM




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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: billb
Date: March 26, 2012 10:09AM
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billb
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Uncle Wig
Well said billb.

That is what I refer to as sucking up, although you go on to contradict billb in your statement quoted above. Obviously this is about the unequal availability of healthcare in the U.S., which billb studiously ignores. And could you possibly be any more condescending? "7th grade girls?" Really?
It was about being nice to grateful.
Doesn't surprise me the same old haters choose to ignore that.
Piss on grateful's sons' grave while you are at it.


There's certainly no room for improvement on having to wait 20 months even with the very best of health care insurance.
There's certainly no room for improvement on the current one year average wait time no matter what you've got for insurance.
There's certainly no room for improvement on transplants only going to those with fairly healthy organs favoring transplant recovery success.

I could list hundreds of possible improvements that it would be nice to have RIGHT NOW, or even yesterday.

They won't support an underlying need to hate.
So just ignore them.
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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 26, 2012 10:21AM
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ignorance is biss *(:>*



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Re: News Flash - Dick Cheney has a heart
Posted by: Spock
Date: March 26, 2012 11:15AM
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haikuman

ignorance is biss *(:>*


You're living proof.






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