Are we going nuts or is America making us go nuts?

By Perly Viasmensky
There are so many things going on now that in reality, we have no idea if we are going nuts or someone is trying to make us lose our minds.
Almost everyone wants gun control. The way things are going on now every single citizen needs a gun at their home to protect their family
and especially their children. The amount of home invasions in Las Vegas is uncontrollable, even during daytime.
Several thieves have been very busy during the Christmas holidays stealing boxes of Christmas deliveries and driving away in some new brand cars.
If authorities are going to have control of everything, they need to consider automobile control. Has anybody read the headlines lately?
“One person in critical condition after central valley crash.” (Oh, by the way, the valley means Las Vegas).
“Man dead after being thrown from motorcycle after he collided with a sedan.” “Speed factored in deadly rollover crash.”
“At least four hospitalized in four-vehicle crash.” “As recent as last Saturday a woman died after she was dragged by a car outside a nail salon where she worked over a $35 manicure. A customer had tried to pay for her $35 manicure with a credit card that was declined by her bank. The manicurist followed the woman outside trying to stop her from leaving. The woman dragged the manicurist several feet on top of the car. The car that wasn’t even hers; it was
a stolen rental car, according to Metro Police. The manicurist died at University Medical Center. For a $35 manicure!
Take our automobiles away from us and allow us to go back to the era of the 1800s and ride burros. That way many accidents could be
avoided. For course, some people, like Senator Dean Heller, would be riding a very nice and expensive horse, but the rest of us would be on
Let’s hope and pray that the burros don’t get into an altercation in the middle of the road and throw us from their back. Then, the headlines would read: “ Man dead as a result of being thrown from burro after his burro collided with another one.”
This is not the only problem we are facing nowadays. Let’s talk about cancer. I have written many times before that I firmly believe the cure for cancer has been found, but of course it is not economically feasible, because several people employed by the American Cancer Society, the Clark County Cancer Society and many other societies would lose their employment.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology offers a course of a drug combination chemotherapy regimen typically used for advanced colorectal cancer, which can range from almost $12,000 to over $30,000 for an eight-week course, depending on the drugs.
And this is not even counting the fees of the oncologists and all the fees attached to that, such as nursing assistants and other such things.
No wonder Southwest Medical, part of Optum Care, is so excited to announce the opening of their new cancer building on Charleston and Rancho. Cancer victims are paying for it.
Let’s take into consideration the unbelievable prices the Pharma companies are imposing on us.
I, for one, went to fill a prescription medication prescribed by my doctor when the pharmacist told me: “$1845 for a 30-day supply.” I thought well, $18.45 is not so bad after all, when the pharmacist told me, “No, no, no, $1,845.00 for a 30-day supply.
Hello, hello, are we speaking English or what? Speak to me in another language, which I will probably understand.
This is totally outrageous; some people are forcing America to make us go nuts.
Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky,
email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas

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