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  • Fox News Doctor Argues Men Should Have 'Veto' Power Over Women's Abortions (Keith Ablow)

    05/05/2015 11:51:53 AM PDT · by drewh · 76 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | MAY 5, 2015, 1:36 PM EDT | ByCATHERINE THOMPSON
    Ablow, a psychiatrist, declared Tuesday on "Outnumbered" that a man should have the right to compel his female partner to take a pregnancy to term if he's willing to take full responsibility for their child after he or she is born. The comment came during a discussion of a dispute between wealthy businessman Nick Loeb and his former partner, "Modern Family" star Sofía Vergara, over their frozen embryos. Loeb claimed in a vindictive New York Times op-ed that Vergara was blocking him from taking full custody of two of those embryos he wished to bring to term. "Why would a...
  • Pro-Life Organizations Pledge to Risk Violating D.C. Anti-Discrimination Law

    05/05/2015 4:10:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/5/2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    Hours after the Senate allowed a controversial anti-discrimination law to officially take effect in the nation’s capital, a group of pro-life organizations released a joint statement pledging to continue operating in accordance with their beliefs—thereby putting themselves at risk of violating the law.“Despite the enactment of this unjust law, we will continue to hire employees who share our commitment to the dignity of every member of the human family,” reads the statement released by Alliance Defending Freedom, the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Americans United for Life and Americans United for Life Action, March for Life, Concerned Women...
  • Harvard Student Regrets Her Abortion: “On the Inside the Screaming Hasn’t Stopped”

    05/04/2015 8:58:36 PM PDT · by kathsua · 24 replies
    Lifenews ^ | May 4, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    559 122 1 Total: 682 In a recent article in The Harvard Crimson, a student shared her story of having an abortion after her boyfriend broke up with her. She writes, “All I desperately wanted was to have my boyfriend back. I wanted him to hold me and let me cry into his chest, for him to tell me that everything was okay even though it wasn’t. But by the time I found out the truth, it was too late to get him back. He had started dating another girl two months after we broke up. I couldn’t tell him....
  • Pro-life Activist: In 35 Years of China’s One-Child Policy, 360 to 400 Million Babies Aborted

    05/04/2015 8:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    A Chinese attorney who escaped house arrest in his home country for his efforts to protect women from forced abortion for violating the government’s one-child policy said on Thursday that in the 35 years since the practice hundreds of millions of babies have been killed. “Over the past 35 years, China has killed a total of 360 to 400 million young lives as a result of its inhumane and violent birth control policies,” Chen Guangcheng, now senior fellow at Catholic University of America said at a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China. “During a six-month period of 2005,...
  • Satanic Temple in Missouri Raises Funds for Woman to Have Abortion

    05/04/2015 3:01:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 4, 2015 | CAROLE NOVIELLI
    We know satanists believe abortion is sacred as we have documented several times. Now, a St Louis, Missouri Satanic Temple is raising funds to get a woman an abortion. According to sources, the Satanic Temple has raised enough money via the GoFundMe crowdsourcing website to pay for a southwest Missouri woman to travel to St. Louis for an abortion. The GoFundMe site has since been removed. The elusive “Mary” for which the fund was created, has, with the help of the Satanists created a “Satanic Religious exemption form” which reads in part: My body is inviolable and subject to...
  • Obama Trolls On Free Republic (Vanity)

    12/25/2008 1:29:51 PM PST · by jveritas · 499 replies · 8,802+ views
    December 25 2008 | jveritas
    They tell us that they did not vote for Obama BUT: 1. They want him to succeed. 2. He seems to be a Centrist. 3. We should not treat him like the Left has treated President Bush Do we want him to succeed in implementing a socialist agenda and wealth redistribution? NO Do we want him to succeed in giving the abortionists more power than they ever had? NO Do we want him to succeed in implementing an appeasement and surrender foreign policy? NO Do we want him to succeed in appointing the most left wing Supreme Court and federal...
  • Two Things You Don’t Know About Roe v. Wade That Will Surprise You

    05/03/2015 11:00:50 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 21 replies
    Time ^ | April 27, 2015 | James Robenalt
    January 22, 1973 is the date that most associate with Roe v. Wade. That is the day when Justice Harry Blackmun read a summary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe and that of its companion case, Doe v. Bolton. Every year there are demonstrations in Washington on January 22 to commemorate or protest the Supreme Court’s decision recognizing a woman’s right to an abortion. But there is another date that actually might be far more significant in the history of these decisions: May 25, 1972. That is when these cases should have been decided, and likely were decided, but...
  • Refusing to support a “Gay awareness Day” Bay area nuns take a stand for Catholic doctrine

    05/03/2015 8:29:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In response to their own Catholic high school’s participation in a day of silence designed to show support for homosexuality, five nuns walked out of their classrooms last week. These strong women decided to stand with Catholic doctrine in recognition of their faith, beliefs and mission to teach their students the Church’s position on aberrant sexuality. Billed as a “national Day of Silence” the stunt was concocted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network a New York organization which has been pushing the “Day” scheme since 2000. The stand taken by the nuns comes as an affirmation of the...
  • Musician Moby Attacks ‘Racist, Xenophobic, Ignorant, Armed’ Republicans

    05/03/2015 12:32:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-05-03 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Electronic music pioneer Moby (real name Richard Melville Hall) went on quite the Twitter tirade on Saturday, railing against “racist, xenophobic, ignorant” Republicans who “support war” and “hate immigrants.” The musician, who has campaigned for and written open letters to President Obama, began his rant in standard fashion, calling Republicans “loathsome” and linking to a Los Angeles Times article about NASA funding:
  • Why Bernie Sanders is the Democratic Ron Paul — and why he isn’t

    05/02/2015 7:51:05 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-1-2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    Similarities: Devoted online followings. Popularity. Both were opposed to TARP. Both want to legalize marijuana. Both have expressed views on foreign policy of less involvement. Both cautious of the country's surveillance apparatus. Both say police officers should scale back. Both okay with same-sex marriage. Differences: Basic beliefs about the role of government Sanders doesn't necessarily have a problem with the government getting involved in things — hence "socialist" — and Paul generally does — hence "libertarian." Conspiracy theories Paul has floated several conspiracy theories, including that 9/11 was an inside job and that the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was connected to Russia. Sanders isn't known for such...
  • Why did GoFundMe drop account supporting Baltimore cops?

    05/02/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/01/2015 | staff
    GoFundMe.com said it has taken down the fundraising campaign for the Baltimore police officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray because it violates the website's policy. The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police created the page on Friday in hopes of creating a defense fund for their members involved in the case, but it was quickly taken down because according to the company, funds cannot be used for people accused of serious crimes. "The campaign clearly stated that the money raised would be used to assist the officers with their legal fees, which is a direct violation of GoFundMe's...
  • GoFundMe bans fundraising for religious business owners charged for refusing to cater a gay wedding

    05/01/2015 2:17:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    The new policy is phrased neutrally, as a ban on donations for anyone formally accused of “discriminatory acts,” but it’s obvious who the target is. Last week they shut down fundraising pages for Sweet Cakes by Melissa and Arlene’s Flowers, two Christian-owned businesses facing discrimination charges for declining to provide services to same-sex weddings, and caught hell for it from conservatives online. With good reason. Until this week, GoFundMe banned fundraising “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts,” but Sweet Cakes and Arlene’s Flowers weren’t accused of crimes. They were accused of...
  • GoFundMe bans ‘discriminatory’ fundraising activities

    04/30/2015 7:22:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2015-04-30 | Valerie Richardson
    GoFundMe’s old policy on crowdfunding may not have been enough to justify its decision last weekend to kill campaigns on behalf of a Christian-owned florist and bakery — but its new policy is. The website quietly expanded its list of banned crowdfunding activities this week shortly after The Washington Times questioned GoFundMe’s reliance on its policy against campaigns in defense of “formal charges of heinous crimes” to pull fundraisers for Arlene’s Flowers and for Sweet Cakes by Melissa. The new policy, which includes a ban on campaigns in defense of “claims of discriminatory acts,” would appear to make it more...
  • GoFundMe shuts down another donations page for a Christian business owner accused of discrimination?

    04/27/2015 3:15:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/27/15 | Allahpundit
    The question mark’s in the headline because they haven’t commented yet on where the page went or why, but you can guess what happened if you read Jazz’s post yesterday. A GoFundMe page for a different Christian-owned business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon, was yanked down by GFM because there are discrimination charges pending against the owner and it’s GFM’s policy not to raise money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.” Politely refusing to cater a gay wedding is, evidently, now a “heinous crime.” But that raised a question: If charity...
  • Christian Bakery’s GoFundMe Account to Raise Cash to Pay Fine Canceled Thanks to Internet Mob

    04/27/2015 7:53:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/27/2015 | Debra Heine
    Americans who choose to live their lives according to conservative Christian values continue to pay a political and social price for it even as gay marriage enjoys unprecedented acceptance.An Oregon bakery that in January of 2013 refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding is only the latest casualty in the culture war over same-sex marriage — a war that Christians are clearly losing.Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer sued Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. This forced the shop to close its doors in September of 2013 after months of hate mail and plummeting revenues.Much like...
  • Business opportunity for Christian-friendly internet companies.

    04/27/2015 4:00:13 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 10 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/27/2015 | Moneyrunner
    GoFundMe has determined that if Christians are accused of crimes, such as not baking cakes for gay weddings, they will not be able to use their service. It appears that gay activists have objected to a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to keep the Sweet Cakes bakery in business or pay the fine, which could be as high as $150,000, for declining to bake a cake for a gay wedding. It is, of course, the right of GoFundMe to deny service to anyone – even as Sweet Cakes is denied the same right – but it leaves a market for...
  • Gaystapo Takes No Prisoners: GoFundMe Torpedoes Sweet Cakes

    04/25/2015 10:59:09 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 37 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/25/15 | Steve Berman
    The LGBT-Gestapo adapts rather quickly.  After Memories Pizza raised $842,432 in just a few days, and Arlene’s Flowers raised over $173 thousand on GoFundMe, the Gaystapo couldn’t let Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the now-shuttered Sweet Cakes by Melissa, use that fundraising platform. A GoFundMe account was established for the Kleins, and raised over $6,000, until the website took it down. The website GoFundMe said in a statement Saturday that it took down the page because the campaign violated the policy against raising money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.” “The...
  • Indiana Pizzeria’s Donations Reach Whopping $842,387 in Wake of Anti-Gay Marriage Backlash

    04/05/2015 6:44:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/04/2015
    Memories Pizza, the Indiana establishment, which sparked national outrage over its owner's anti-LGBT comments made Wednesday during a local news broadcast, has raised a whopping $842,387 in donations from supporters. Following Indiana's contentious Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Walkerton, Indiana restaurant became the subject of harsh criticism after co-owner Crystal O'Connor said she would refuse to cater gay marriages. "If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no," she told a local ABC affiliate. "We are a Christian establishment." Following the backlash over the remarks, supporters of Memories...
  • CBS Employee Who Called "GoFundMe" Pizza Campaign A Fraud Used Same Service For Free Vegas Trip

    04/04/2015 6:37:23 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 52 replies
    Original freeper research ^ | 4/4/2015 | icwhatudo
    As reported by Kristinn Taylor at Gateway Pundit "Alix Bryan, a social media employee with WTVR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, is being investigated by station management for filing a false fraud report to GoFundMe against Memories Pizza" GoFundMe is an online fundraising tool that was being used on behalf of the restaurant. The restaurant had been forced to close due to threats that were made after stating that, while they would serve gay customers, they would not cater a homosexual wedding. What is strange about Ms. Bryan worrying about the misuse of GoFundMe is that she used the...
  • ‘That’s messed up': Va. CBS employee reports #MemoriesPizza GoFundMe for fraud — ‘just in case’

    04/04/2015 9:28:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 112 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | april 3, 2015
    So, who’s this Alix Bryan person? Well, as she puts it in her Twitter bio, she’s “1/3 of a kick-ass web and social media team @CBS6” in Richmond, Virginia. -snip She’s also a model citizen who took it upon herself to report the wildly successful GoFundMe campaign for Memories Pizza for fraud — despite the fact that she had no evidence whatsoever: Alix Bryan        ✔ @alixbryan Are you kidding me? Indiana pizzeria raises $17k in an hour by being bigoted? http://www.gofundme.com/MemoriesPizza  7:33 PM - 1 Apr 2015 Alix Bryan        ✔ @alixbryan I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case. http://www.gofundme.com/contact?t=donation_page_report&url=MemoriesPizza … 7:46 PM -...
  • 5 Investigates: Alleged marathon bombing victim indicted for stealing from One Fund

    Investigates has learned that a woman who claimed she was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing is now facing criminal charges. Joanna Leigh, 41, of Jamaica Plain, has been indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury for allegedly stealing almost $40,000 in charitable donations, including money from the One Fund Boston and benefits from the state’s fund for victims of violent crime. Watch video report According to court records, Leigh allegedly faked injuries to obtain services and money from donors, a doctor, young students and the One Fund which was established with private donations to help the many victims...
  • Ebola Patient Needs $500,000 to Cover Medical Bills

    10/10/2014 11:37:46 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 15 hrs ago | Beth Braverman
    The 33-year-old freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia is fighting for his life at the University of Nebraska Medical Center this week. He’s also racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. According to a GoFundMe campaign launched Monday by his friends, Ashoka Mukpo’s medical bills could run in excess of $500,000.
  • Nearly $400,000 raised online for Ferguson cop who fatally shot teen

    08/25/2014 2:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown earlier this month, has gone underground since the controversial shooting, but his backers have been coming out in droves and many are showing their support by donating cash online. Almost $400,000 has been raised on the fundraising site gofundme.com for the six-year police veteran. After the first fundraising drive reached its goal of $234,000, a second page was established and has brought in more than $153,000 in four days. More than 9,000 people combined have contributed to the two fundraising pages....
  • Kentucky Right to Life: Re: Senate Candidate Rand Paul’s Questionnaire (someone is being dishonest)

    04/21/2010 5:22:57 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 111 replies · 1,884+ views
    Kentucky Right to Life - Press Release ^ | April 21, 2010 | Kentucky Right to Life
    Wednesday, 21 April 2010 08:21 For Immediate Release Date: April 21, 2010 Re: U.S. Senate Candidate Rand Paul’s KRLA Questionnaire Contact: Susan Kenney, Treasurer (502) 895-5959 It has come to our attention that Rand Paul has supplied the Kentucky Enquirer with a "copy" of his Kentucky Right to LIfe PAC Questionnaire "proving" that he did score 100% on the KRLA PAC Survey. As has been our policy, KRLA PAC will let the evidence speak for itself. Attached please find a PDF unedited scan of the questionnaire Rand Paul faxed (and also sent original hard copy to us) on February 11th....
  • Ted Cruz, our ayatollah: Fight back now, or welcome to the 2016 religious right hellstorm

    05/03/2015 5:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2015 | Jeffrey Tayler
    Way too many of us believe in a magic book negated by science and peppered with all manner of misanthropic myths. A lawyer and an associate dean at Liberty University, a columnist for Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, and the founder of WND’s Christian fundamentalist site Barbwire.com, Matt Barber might seem like an evangelical fringe character, but, clearly, he means to have his voice heard and his pronouncements taken seriously: his work appears under the portentous slogan RELATIVISTS BEWARE: TRUTH TOLD HERE. Yet he is affiliated with Glenn Beck, so, in pursuit of Truth-Telling, he sees fit to publish such essays...
  • Feminist Media Hail Satanists for Deeming Abortion a ‘Religious Belief’

    05/02/2015 9:26:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 2, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    The pro-abortion media crowd is embracing new ally in their fight: Satanists. “Mary” from Missouri is hoping to bypass her state’s 72-hour abortion waiting period by citing “sincerely held religious beliefs” – as a Satanist. The Friendly Atheist blog broke the story of how the Satanic Temple plans to aid a woman it calls Mary who believes in its “tenets.” The media followed suit, from a Think Progress editor expressing “love,” to a Salon editor concluding, “[R]eligious exemption laws are maybe cool when Satanists use them to get abortions.”Damien Ba’al, the head of the Satanic Temple’s St. Louis chapter, described...
  • GOP prepares list of demands if justices rule against ObamaCare

    05/01/2015 5:12:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Republicans believe a Supreme Court ruling against ObamaCare this summer would give them leverage to force President Obama to scrap the healthcare law's central pillars. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who is leading the Senate GOP’s response to King v. Burwell, said Republicans will be willing to strike a deal with Obama to ensure that the 7.5 million people who stand to lose their subsidies are protected, at least until the 2016 elections. But in return, they would demand that Obama to do something he has long resisted: nix the employer and individual mandates for insurance coverage. “Is the president going...
  • Hillary Clinton campaign blasts GOP abortion bill

    05/01/2015 4:43:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2015 | Alexander Jaffee
    The House voted, as expected, to block a D.C. law banning discrimination by employers against employees who have had abortions. on Thursday night — but the measure is unlikely to have any effect before the law takes effect this weekend. All but 13 Republicans voted for the resolution of disapproval, which passed on a largely party-line, 228-192 vote, while just three Democrats voted in favor of it. The measure got a high-level Democratic opponent on Thursday with Hillary Clinton's campaign weighing in, calling it a move to "overrule the Democratic process" in a statement to CNN. The bill would roll...
  • Mike Huckabee: The Supreme Court can't overrule G-d

    04/30/2015 4:20:59 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/29/2015 | Ashley Killough
    Houston (CNN)Mike Huckabee rallied a crowd of Hispanic evangelicals on Wednesday night, pushing back in the debate over religious freedom just one day after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments to determine whether states have the right to ban same-sex marriage.
  • Nigerian Bishop: Hillary Clinton's Remarks About Religious Beliefs Show She "Thinks She Is a God"

    04/30/2015 1:29:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 30, 2015 | DIANE MONTAGNA
    ROME—In this far reaching, follow-up interview to a story Aleteia brought you in February, Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, who serves as Director of Communications for the African Bishops, discusses with Aleteia the latest developments regarding Boko Haram, and his fellow Nigerian bishop’s claim that he had vision of Jesus Christ, who told him the terrorist organization would be defeated through the power of the rosary.    He also offers his perspective on Hillary Clinton’s statement last week that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” for the sake of giving women access to “reproductive health...
  • Comparing Immigrant And Native Abortion Rates

    04/30/2015 9:37:15 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 1 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | April 2015 | Steven A. Camarota
    Immigrants accounted for about one in six abortions (194,000) in the United States in 2008...Among native-born women ages 15 to 44 the abortion rate is 41.6 per thousand for blacks, 36.7 per thousand for Hispanics, 26.2 per thousand for Asians, and 11.4 per thousand for non-Hispanic whites...Of immigrant abortions, 20.6 percent were paid for by Medicaid, compared to 20.3 percent for natives.
  • Texas Considers More Abortion Limits After Clinic Closures

    04/29/2015 6:58:20 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 29, 2015 | PAUL J. WEBER and EVA RUTH MORAVEC
    snip..."These little measures that keep slipping through, they cumulatively have a very detrimental effect to safe, legal and timely abortions," said Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas. "They've done plenty of damage at this point." Tension over new abortion laws erupted in in June 2013 when Republicans weathered a 13-hour filibuster by Davis, who went on to lose badly to Abbott in the governor's race. New laws required abortion clinics to meet hospital-level operating standards and mandated that doctors who perform abortions obtain hospital admitting privileges. Clinics unable to make costly upgrades closed and women in rural swaths...
  • Pregnant at Harvard?

    04/29/2015 5:23:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | April 27, 2015 | Anonymous
    ... I took two pregnancy tests, just to be certain. I spent the night by myself, crying. The very next day, I skipped class and went to an abortion clinic, where I officially learned that I was almost four months pregnant. My ex-boyfriend had apparently broken up with a girl who was a month and a half pregnant with his child. All I desperately wanted was to have my boyfriend back. I wanted him to hold me and let me cry into his chest, for him to tell me that everything was okay even though it wasn’t. But by the...
  • US Economy Grinds To A Halt, Again: Q1 GDP Tumbles Below Expectations, Rises Paltry 0.2%

    04/29/2015 10:02:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 4-29-2015 | Durden
    And so the Atlanta Fed, whose "shocking" Q1 GDP prediction Zero Hedge first laid out nearly 2 months ago, with its Q1 GDP 0.1% forecast was spot on. Moments ago the BEA reported that Q1 GDP was far worse than almost everyone had expected, and tumbled from a 2.2% annualized growth rate at the end of 2014 to just 0.2%, in a rerun of last year when it too "snowed" in the winter. This was well below the Wall Street consensus of a print above 1.0%. n other words, in the quarter in which the S&P rose to unseen highs,...
  • Scammers Pretending To Be With TRICARE Contact Local Mom ( Colorado )

    04/29/2015 11:10:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KKTV - 11 News ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Sarah Schwabe
    A Colorado Springs mom is the latest target of a scam going after military families in Southern Colorado. The scammers pretend to be with TRICARE to try to get victims' personal information. 11 News first learned about the scam earlier this year, but we keep hearing from more people in the community who are getting these calls. Penni Schacherer lives in Colorado Springs, and says she was in the middle of homeschooling her son when her phone rang. The caller claimed to be with TRICARE and offered her a special cream that relieves pain. Schacherer tells 11 News she was...
  • Milwaukee-based Assurant Health to be sold off or shut down

    04/29/2015 9:15:58 AM PDT · by JRios1968 · 39 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 4/28/2015 | Guy Boulton
    The parent company of Assurant Health said Tuesday that it will sell or shut down the Milwaukee health insurer — which employs 1,200 people in the area — by the end of next year. Assurant Health has struggled to adjust to changes in the health insurance market imposed by the Affordable Care Act and is expected to report an operating loss of $80 million to $90 million in its first quarter. That comes after it lost $64 million last year. The company, whose headquarters is in downtown Milwaukee, specializes in health insurance for small employers and individuals, the two market...
  • ObamaCare's Tax Shock Is Far Worse Than Predicted

    04/29/2015 8:33:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/29/2015 | Staff
    Health Reform: Providing still more evidence of how ObamaCare is "working," most enrollees learned this year that they had to pay back a huge chunk of their insurance subsidies. So much for "affordability."
  • 10 Reasons Why Libertarians Should Support Ted Cruz

    04/27/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 27, 2015 | R. Brownell
    10. He wants to rebuild the old Reagan Coalitions Cruz without argument is a constitutional conservative, unwilling to compromise with progressives if it means government grows even an inch bigger. His plan to win the presidency won’t involve shifting towards the mushy middle like previous GOP candidates, but instead reforming the old Reagan Coalition of Evangelicals, Conservatives, Reagan Democrats, and Libertarians to help him get to the White House. 9. He shut down the government and beat Rand Paul’s filibuster record During the fight to defund Obamacare, Cruz pushed his filibuster past the deadline for the government shutdown; while in...
  • Hillary Thinks You Should Change Your Religious Beliefs

    04/27/2015 4:20:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 4/27/15 | Ryan Mayer
    Coming as a complete and utter shock to absolutely no one, Hillary Clinton gave every indication that she plans to play the gender card in her campaign for the presidency. And based on her keynote at the Women in the World Summit last week, it looks like we’re in for more of the tired “War on Women” rhetoric. From the speech:“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced.”Which laws does she think need enforcing? I’m guessing not the ones repeatedly violated by her friends...
  • Red ink could kill Covered California

    04/27/2015 3:28:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | April 22, 2015 Updated April 26, 2015 5:21 p.m.
    After two previous extensions, the open enrollment period for Covered California ends April 30. That deadline just might prove to be the tipping point for the state’s two-year-old health insurance exchange. That’s because this is the year Covered California is supposed to become completely self-sustaining. Indeed, there’s no more money coming from Washington after the state exhausts the $1.1 billion it received from the federal government to get the Obamacare exchange up and running. And state law prohibits Sacramento from spending any money to keep the exchange afloat. That presents an existential crisis for Covered California, which is facing a...
  • Hillary and Christian Dhimmis

    04/27/2015 2:45:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | April 27, 2015 | Robert Royal
    Several years ago I visited a synagogue in Istanbul, one of the few remaining in all of Turkey. It had been firebombed a few weeks earlier – in response to some recent incident between Israelis and Palestinians. But because of security and a thick outer wall, it was relatively unharmed. Inside, ten elderly, eccentric Jewish Turks were gathered, the bare number needed for a minyan. We spoke for a short while about what it was to live as a religious minority in a big Muslim country. But I will never forget the atmosphere in that tiny congregation – wary, but...
  • Final TRT FREEP at SCOTUS defending 2,000 years of real Christian marriage.

    04/27/2015 1:11:56 PM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 11 replies
    www.GusAlzona.com | April 27, 2015 | Gus Alzona
    You're invited to join the Tyranny Response Team and other real Tea Party folks at our final FREEP in defense of 2,000 years of real Christian marriage. This will be held in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, April 27, 2015 from 9:00am until 12:00 noon. Media inquiries, call 1-202-288-8011 Simple rules of conduct are: no violence, no racism, no profanity, obey the law and treat uniformed law enforcement officials with respect.
  • Supreme Court tosses ObamaCare contraception ruling

    04/27/2015 8:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Supreme Court on Monday gave new life to a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, striking down a previous ruling in favor of the federal government. An appeals court in Cincinnati will now reconsider the legal challenge from the Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee that had sought exemptions from an ObamaCare provision that requires employers to cover birth control for all workers. The justices asked the lower court to reconsider the case in light of last year's landmark ruling on the contraception mandate. That ruling, which was issued last June, decided that the arts-and-crafts retailer, Hobby Lobby, could...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious beliefs’ against abortion ‘have to be changed’

    04/27/2015 10:17:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 57 replies
    Life Site ^ | 04-24-2015 | Ben Johnson
    NEW YORK CITY, April 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking to an influential gathering in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared that “religious beliefs” that condemn "reproductive rights," “have to be changed.” “Yes, we've cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health,” Hillary told the Women in the World Summit yesterday. Liberal politicians use “reproductive health” as a blanket term that includes abortion. However, Hillary's reference echoes National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O’Neill's op-ed from last May that called abortion “an essential measure to prevent...
  • ACLU Says Catholic Organizations Must Be Compelled to Fund Abortions [semi-satire]

    04/27/2015 9:59:32 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 April 2015 | John Semmens
    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit demanding that religious organizations be compelled to provide abortions and contraception to illegal immigrants. “Whether to bear a child or not is a woman’s right under our laws,” said ACLU staff attorney Brigitte Amiri. “No religious organization has the authority to infringe on this right. For Catholic aid organizations to refuse to pay for birth control and abortions is an infringement. Forcing a woman to bear an unwanted child is, as President Obama has said, cruel and unusual punishment. It is unconstitutional and cannot be allowed.” “Rules derived from a mythical being...
  • Hillary Clinton: Force Christians to Change Their Religious Views to Support Abortion

    04/27/2015 9:47:03 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/27/15 | Steven Ertelt
    In a speech last week, Hillary Clinton lamented that too many women are supposedly denied abortions. The Democratic presidential candidate came under fire for that pro-abortion comment, but she also is drawing widespread condemnation for another remark in the speech. The comment has Hillary Clinton essentially saying that Christians must be forced to change their religious views to accommodate abortions.“Far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth. All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced,” Clinton said, using the euphemism for abortion.“Rights have to exist in practice...
  • I am pro-abortion, not just pro-choice: 10 reasons why we must support the procedure and the choice

    04/27/2015 8:02:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Salon ^ | April 24, 2015 | Valerie Tarico
    I believe that abortion care is a positive social good -- and I think it’s time people said so.Recently, the Daily Kos published an article titled I Am Pro-Choice, Not Pro-Abortion. “Has anyone ever truly been pro-abortion?” one commenter asked. Uh. Yes. Me. That would be me. I am pro-abortion like I’m pro-knee-replacement and pro-chemotherapy and pro-cataract surgery. As the last protection against ill-conceived childbearing when all else fails, abortion is part of a set of tools that help women and men to form the families of their choosing. I believe that abortion care is a positive social good. I...
  • Man left in dumpster as baby in 1989 reunites with cop who saved him

    04/27/2015 6:54:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | 4/27/15
    Twenty-five years ago, a police officer found a baby in a California dumpster. Last week, the baby – now a grown man – got to meet the man who saved him. Robin Barton shares a bond like no other with retired Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna. "I hoped that someday I would see him again," Buelna said. The two first met 25 years ago, though Barton was just 4 hours old, in what some would call a miracle encounter. It was Nov. 21, 1989. Buelna was on duty in Santa Ana.
  • Choice and Consequences

    02/24/2015 5:49:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-23-15 | Msgr. Charlels Pope
    Choice and Consequences By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe themes of early Lent are pretty basic. The ashes of Ash Wednesday announce the simple truth that we are going to die and  thereafter face judgment. Hence, we need to repent and come to believe the good news that only Jesus can save us.Another early reading from Thursday after Ash Wednesday featured Moses laying out the basic reality that all of us have a choice to make. He says to us,Today I have set before youlife and prosperity, death and doom …I call heaven and earth today to witness against you:I have set before you life...
  • Conservatives and Christians More Inclusive, Tolerant Than Progressives?

    04/26/2015 10:21:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 26, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    It certainly seems so. This week has been very revealing in terms of what conservatives actually think and what progressives imagine we think. The “big” question that kicked it all off was “would you attend a gay wedding?” This was, apparently, supposed to separate the knuckle-dragging haters on the right from the sophisticated and pious leftists. John Nolte writes: "Another Republican presidential hopeful, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, made all kinds of headlines when he said something that would not surprise anyone who has spent any amount of time with a conservative Christian — that he would attend a same sex...