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  • A real-life toy story: Nebraska toddler found inside bowling alley claw machine

    04/16/2014 9:13:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 4-16-14 | Jack Pickell
    Share 21Comment A Nebraska mother frantically called the police when she was unable to find her 3-year-old son inside their apartment. Meanwhile, in a bowling alley across the street from that apartment, patrons were marveling at the sight of a little boy—surrounded by stuffed animals—sitting inside an arcade-style claw machine. According to a report from Omaha TV station KETV, bowling alley employees called the vendor who unlocked the machine and let the boy out. The boy was unharmed, and quickly reunited with mom, according to the report. The child even got to keep one of the stuffed animals. But how’d...
  • Photograph of school children acting out the crucifixion sparks outrage as picture goes viral

    04/15/2014 4:19:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    mail online ^ | James Nye
    An image of children play-acting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at an unidentified school in Brazil for Holy Week complete with fake wounds and a crown of thorns has spread across the Internet. Wearing a loin cloth and a fake painted beard, the boy who acts as Jesus holds his two arms above his neck, to signify the last agonizing hours of Christ on the cross. Flecked across his body are red marks from his flogging at the hands of the Romans - played by two boys with mock-feathered galea helmets, who will presumably offer him fake vinegar and pretend...
  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' takes over annual Easter Egg Roll --- again

    04/09/2014 7:50:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 8, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Exercise, and not colorful marshmallow Peeps, will be the focus of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, the sixth year in a row that first lady Michelle Obama's fitness-first goal for kids has taken over the once sugar-filled event on the South Lawn.“The day's activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the first lady's Let's Move! initiative,” said the White House of their sixth roll, titled “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”In the past, administrations have given differing themes for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Former President George W. Bush,...
  • Dad's viral videos totally nail Saturday mornings for parents

    04/09/2014 2:04:38 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Today Moms ^ | April 8, 2014 | Alesandra Dubin
    Being a mom or dad is one of life's greatest joys. But early on weekend mornings? We're not always feeling the joy so much. In a series of Vine videos now going viral, one bleary-eyed dad captures the truth of Saturday mornings as a parent. Tony Serafini, a 38-year-old dad from Leominster, Mass., spends Saturday mornings alone with his 4-year-old daughter after his wife and eldest daughter leave for dance class. He started shooting a series of videos showing the little girl rocking out to her favorite music in the background, while dad blearily waits for his caffeine to kick...
  • Nature, Nurture, Talents

    03/27/2014 4:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    As a mother, I often dwell on my role and that of my husband in influencing our children. I also think about the roles their peers and their environment play in affecting their growth. Are our children being challenged enough? Are they being taught responsibility, gratitude and manners? Should they be focusing on one activity or many? Are they over- or under-scheduled? The list goes on and on. Recently our 14-year-old daughter Maggie has been questioning me about her talents. Specifically, she has been wondering what those talents might be. My response most often has been to tell her that...
  • THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING..

    03/26/2014 6:10:11 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 13 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 26, 2014 | Carlo3b DAD/CHEF/AUTHOR
    THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING.. The 40’s.. THE EYES.. If an adult looked at you, you froze.. The 50’s.. THE SILENT TREATMENT.. If they stopped talking, you stopped asking, or else.. The 60’s.. THE COMMAND.. Sit down and Shut up, and that was the last straw.. The 70’s.. THE DISCUSSION.. Let’s talk about this. The compromise.. The 80’s.. THE PAY-OFF.. If you stop, I’ll buy you.. The 90’s.. THE THREATS.. You told the school councilor WHAT? 2000’s.. ..  THE END.. You could do time Behind Bars for placing your kid in TIME OUT! YIKESDoes anyone have the number to a Bail...
  • Putin's tiny army: Russian child soldiers trained in battle tactics, weapons and hand-to-hand combat

    03/24/2014 6:37:24 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 24 March 2014
    Some parents would gasp at the thought of their children playing with a toy gun, but these Russian children are actually encouraged to take up real arms. Military sports club, 'Berkut', (meaning golden eagle), trains up young Russian, who dream of joining the elite units of the Russian army and fighting under the command of President Vladimir Putin. A young boy is pictured on their website brandishing a hand gun and dressed in military fatigues with his finger over the trigger.
  • Liquid nicotine: Just a teaspoon could kill

    03/24/2014 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 379 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 24, 2014 | Kate Seamons
    It can be bought on the Internet in flavors like chocolate and bubble gum—and just a teaspoon could kill a child: The New York Times takes a look at liquid nicotine, the e-liquid used in e-cigarettes, which it describes as a "powerful neurotoxin ... far more dangerous than tobacco." And with good reason: Reports of accidental liquid nicotine poisonings rose 300% from 2012 to 1,351 cases last year, with 2014's figure expected to be double that. The victims, many children under the age of four, can experience vomiting and seizures after being exposed to even a modest amount orally or...
  • Children and Fatal Gun Accidents

    03/23/2014 7:41:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Toward the end of this article on Democrat Senators' attempts to deceive their voters, John Lott has some interesting and hard to find numbers on children, guns, and accidents compared to other items.  Accidental gun deaths involving children are especially horrible, but they are fortunately rare. Take the last five years for which the Centers for Disease Control data are available, 2006 to 2010. On average there were 33 accidental gun deaths per year for children under 10. Including children under 15 raises the number to 58. Research done on cases before the CDC privacy restrictions found that most...
  • Get Ready To See Michelle Obama's Face Plastered All Over Your Local Subway Sandwich Shop

    01/28/2014 6:59:42 AM PST · by Din Maker · 96 replies
    Tea Party Command Center Blog ^ | January 23, 2014 | Linda Hahn
    If you thought you could simply enjoy your Subway sandwich without partisan politics, you thought wrong. Michelle Obama’s face is about to invade every one of their restaurants. The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes out of the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House. Subway will only offer a kids’ menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches. That includes offering apples on the...
  • Get Ready To See Michelle Obama's Face Plastered All Over Your Local Subway Sandwich Shop

    01/23/2014 8:39:41 AM PST · by hattend · 82 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | Jan 23 2014 | IJ Review
    The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes out of the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House. Subway will only offer a kids’ menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches. That includes offering apples on the side and low-fat or nonfat plain milk or water as a default beverage.
  • Sex Abuse Survivor On A 4-Day Mission For Change [Molested by lesbian caregiver]

    03/22/2014 5:52:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 3/21/14
    A sex abuse survivor is on a mission that she’s under taking one step at a time. On Wednesday, Lauren Book started her four-day walk through Miami. The walk is part of her annual 15-hundred “Walk in My Shoes” journey.... Book was just ten years old when someone she loved and trusted, her nanny Waldeana Florez, began sexually and physically abusing her. She endured the abuse for six years before she was finally able to break away.
  • Special Report: Girl harbored dark secret, fearing she'd be sent away

    03/21/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    On an Internet forum where parents sought takers for adopted children they no longer wanted, a teenager from Haiti was offered more frequently than any other girl. Starting at age 14, Nita Dittenber was passed among four families over two years through a practice called "private re-homing."
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    03/19/2014 5:30:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | 8-6-2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them—I know, because I have been there. The last thing we should do is make them feel guilty if the strain gets to them and they feel strange.
  • Michelle Obama’s “Success” In Reducing Childhood Obesity Never Happened

    03/19/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mark Horne
    If you were reading me in January, you might remember how shocked I was by a claim (one of many false claims) that President Barack Obama made in his state of the union speech. I wrote, “If The President Can Credit Michelle Obama With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything.”
  • Moms: This Is What Your Government Expects of You

    03/18/2014 10:37:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Foundry (Heritage Foundation blog) ^ | March 18, 2014 | Amy Payne
    If you’re a mom of grown children, this is for you.Did you know that the Obama administration and the state of Rhode Island are counting on you to nag your kids into signing up for Obamacare?Good old-fashioned guilt and annoyance—that’s the ticket, apparently. But just giving your kids a call or sending them an email isn’t enough.Rhode Island’s newest strategy is urging mothers to sign up for social networking and even online dating sites to send messages to their children.The state’s Obamacare exchange has put together the “Nag Toolkit.” The website isn’t subtle. It says, “learn how to be where...
  • Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus Models

    03/17/2014 6:42:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    A high school student who founded a pro-life club says the principal banned her group from using life-sized fetus models as displays. Samantha Bailey-Loomis, a 17-year-old senior at Branford High School tells WWLP-TV that the school’s principal, Lee Panagoulias, refused to let them set up the fetus models during lunch. “He tells us that this topic in particular is too controversial to be talked about in public school,” she explained to WWLP. Samantha, founder of Students for Life Club, stated that other high school clubs have had no problem setting up their tables during lunch.
  • Why Some Christians' Kids Blow Off God – and Why Mine Didn't

    03/16/2014 7:57:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Doug Giles
    I love it when Christian parents whose kids haven’t even yet made it out of the nest with their faith seriously tried, tested and found true, lecture others about “how to raise godly kids”. Every time I see one of these dandies come forth, hawking their wisdom that’s yet to be seriously proven in the Asplundh of the real world, I feel like saying, “Uh … you might wanna just keep doing R&D and dial back a skooch with your 'How To’s' until Dinky has made it out of 6th grade without getting a nipple ring and a pentagram...
  • War on Women

    03/12/2014 3:58:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | John Stossel
    You've probably heard that Democratic Party leaders decided that a way to win votes this November is to shout loudly that Republicans wage "war on women." Politico calls this a "proven, persuasive argument." Give me a break. The idea of a conservative "war on women" is as silly as propaganda I was taught in college: Aside from sex organs, genders are exactly equal, said my leftist professors, and any admission of differences between men and women is oppressive. I was taught that the only reason boys and girls behave differently is because we're raised differently. If society and parents were...
  • For our children, before it's too late (Belgium Jew Leaves)

    03/03/2014 9:18:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/3/14 | Zinn·
    This in French with subtitles. A Belgium Jew explains why he must leave.
  • Citing UN Treaty, Scotland Assigns Overseer to Every Child

    02/28/2014 11:15:29 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 02-28-2014 | Alex Newman
    Citing a radical United Nations treaty known as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), lawmakers in Scotland approved a deeply controversial new law assigning an individual government overseer to each and every child in the country charged with monitoring their development. However, the draconian measure, which has sparked criticism and outrage around the world as a brazen assault on parental rights and privacy, is already in the process of being challenged in court. Outside of Scotland, concerns have been especially widespread in the United States, where parental-rights advocates are warning about an accelerating worldwide attack on...
  • Engineering Children for Gay Granddads

    02/28/2014 8:08:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Doug Mainwaring
    While this nation's adoption industry has been heavily regulated – and rightfully so – the engineering of children through the purchase of gametes and the rental of wombs remains the wild, wild west.  In some states, anything goes.Any infertile couple working with a reputable adoption agency knows that the window of opportunity for adopting newborns closes as you approach forty years of age.  After that, you're cut off and must start considering adopting older children.  In fact, agencies prefer that there be a comfortable distance between you and the big four-oh. But for white gay males, there are no rules,...
  • Democrats Introduce Bill to ‘Protect Children’ From Electronic Cigarettes

    02/27/2014 8:04:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | February 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would ban marketing electronic cigarettes to teens. Despite their admission that the health implications of electronic cigarettes “are not yet clear,” Senators Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.), Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), Tom Harkin (D., Iowa), Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), and Edward Markey (D., Mass.) introduced the bill to “protect children” from the smoking simulators.
  • The Problem of A Stubborn and Unrepentant Heart

    02/25/2014 2:47:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/24/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus once rebuked the people of his time for their stubborn and unrepentant hearts: This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here. At...
  • My time at the ‘School of No’ (union allowed abuse, million$ still missing?)

    02/22/2014 2:31:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/22/14 | Patricia Walsh
    **SNIP** As a teacher who worked there for many years, I can tell you that it wasn’t because the city wasn’t warned. The children of PS 106 were failed by administrators, government lawmakers and union officials — a host of top people who couldn’t be bothered to care. **SNIP** To show just how clueless and uncaring the administration was — in December 2013, PS 106 received a glowing report. At the time, there was no mandated gym, no special-education teacher (I had left and wasn’t replaced), no books, no art and no extended-day services! PS 106 received millions in extra...
  • Catholic Caucus: Euthanasia in Belgium - Its True Name

    02/21/2014 7:31:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    theBeacon ^ | 02.20.14 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    In the English language, the word “Spartan” has come to mean austere. The culture of ancient Sparta was so harsh that mothers would send their sons off to war with the warning, “Return with your shield or on it.” Spartan austerity began at birth. New-born infants were examined and if they were not fit, they were left to die. Infanticide was not unusual in the ancient world. But, in Sparta, it was managed by the state with chilling efficiency. What mattered most was not the individual, but the nation. Weak individuals were not allowed to drain the strength of one...
  • TOP CONGRESSIONAL SEX SCANDALS: the sex-filled adventures of Sen Bob (Third World lube-a-rama)

    02/20/2014 4:58:37 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies
    VARIOUS SOURCES CITED | 2/20/14
    Ahhhhh—---The Third World's fluid corrupt minds are a wonderment. Read on. THE MIAMI HERALD REPORTS—--alleged kiddie-prostitute, Nexis de los Santos Santana, and her Dominican lawyer, Miguel Galván, entered sworn statements in a Dominican Republic court, claiming they were duped as part of an elaborate plan hatched by another Dominican lawyer under the guise of a divorce case involving Menendez donor Dr Salomon Melgen. “I never went to bed with [Menendez or Melgen]. I don’t know them,” de los Santos, 23, said in the testimony. (waiting for hysterical laughter to die down) CONCLUSION Prostie claims she was gonna get paid to...
  • In Praise of Phases of Life

    02/20/2014 8:41:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Thursday is my mother's birthday; she would have been 78. This is the first year that she won't be with us to celebrate, but will be in heaven looking down. In my mind, she is still with us in spirit and love. My mother came from a long line of strong-willed women. Her grandmother ran a county store in rural Georgia. Her mother, one of 11 children, ran away from the family farm, with the help of her mother, to go to the big city of Columbus, Georgia, and earn her nursing degree. She was the first in her family...
  • These Children are Mine and the State Can’t Have Them

    02/15/2014 7:55:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Rob Morse
    Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville said that children belong to all of us. No, they donÂ’t. IÂ’ve seen what happens to children when they are owned by the state. State ownership of children leads to neglect. It cripples children, so donÂ’t do it. That is so glaringly obvious that I wonder why Harris-Perry and Reville say otherwise.IÂ’ve cleaned up the mess of state owned children. My son came from an Eastern European orphanage. Many children died there. He was examined by a foreign doctor before he was given an immigration visa. His medical...
  • Terminally sick children have been secretly given deadly overdoses by British doctors....

    02/15/2014 8:59:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    mail online ^ | Damien Gayle
    FULL TITLE: Terminally sick children have been secretly given deadly overdoses by British doctors in illegal mercy killings, claims retired GP British doctors have secretly killed terminally sick children by giving them 'huge' overdoses of painkillers, it was claimed yesterday. Hours after Belgium became the first country in the world to allow the euthanasia of children, a retired GP suggested it was already happening, informally, in Britain. Dr Michael Irwin told an LBC Radio debate: 'It has happened in this country, very quietly. I know of one or two children over the last few years.'
  • Parents raise their son as a boy AND a girl so he won't 'grow up aggressive'

    02/14/2014 9:30:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    UK Mail Online ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | Guy Adams and Andy Dolan
    Max Price's parents Lisa and Martin are raising their son according to the technique known as 'gender-neutral parenting' Toddler is happy playing with his collection of toy cars and revels in wearing his favourite dresses and tutu Mother Lisa said: 'Gender stereotypes can be so damaging' The couple say they hope their decision will help boost Max's confidence Max Price is a happy, healthy one-year-old boy who spent yesterday morning playing with his vast collection of toy cars, planes, tractors, and dinosaurs. Max scampered upstairs to his bedroom with his 23-year-old mother, Lisa, and re-emerged several minutes later wearing a...
  • Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children By

    02/11/2014 12:13:50 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Yahoos ^ | 2-11-14 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the first time .The legislation appears to have wide support in the largely liberal country.
  • OBAMACARE DOC SHOCK: CHILDREN LOSE THEIR DOCTORS

    02/10/2014 4:30:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    human events ^ | february 10, 2014 | john hayward
    CBS News did a report on an especially unpleasant aspect of ObamaCare’s “doc shock,” which is the unraveling of Barack Obama’s Second Big Lie, “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”  No, you can’t, and doctors are becoming quite vocal about point out how bad this problem has become:
  • New rules announced to ensure safety of infant formula

    02/06/2014 4:09:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 6, 2014 | Associated Press
    The Food and Drug Administration is laying out new requirements to ensure the safety of infant formula. The rules announced Thursday are designed to make sure that formula manufacturers test their products for salmonella and other pathogens before they are distributed. They would also require formula companies to include specific nutrients, including proteins, fats and vitamins.
  • Health groups call on fast-food to drop soda from kids' menu

    02/04/2014 6:13:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 3, 2014 | UPI
    Health organizations and U.S. nutrition experts say they are calling on fast-food restaurant chains to take sugary drinks off their children's menus. Margo G. Wootan, nutrition policy director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said McDonald's agreed to drop soda and sugary drinks from Happy Meal menus last year, and 100 U.S. and local health organizations along with nutritional experts said in a letter to Wendy's, Burger King and 21 other restaurant chains that they too should remove the items from their children's menus. Subway, Chipotle, Arby's and Panera already exclude sugary drinks from kids' meals. "With...
  • Buchenwald, Block 66

    02/03/2014 6:25:27 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    For decades, Jews around the world have sought out examples of non-Jews like Raoul Wallenberg, and Oskar Schindler, who defied the Nazis to prevent the murder of Jews. In Israel, the Righteous Among the Nations is Yad Vashem's highest honor, and over 23,000 people have been awarded this status since the program began in 1953. >>SNIP<< In 2012, 67 years after the end of the Holocaust and over 20 years since his death, Yad Vashem granted this honor to Antonin Kalina, a Czech communist who saved over 900 boys in Buchenwald. >>SNIP<< Buchenwald, a camp established in 1937 to imprison...
  • Medical marijuana gaining support in Georgia

    02/03/2014 5:41:57 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 6 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | February 3, 2015 | Charles Oliver
    For the past four months, Sarah Callaway has had to watch as her daughter Greylynn’s body has been wracked by uncontrollable spasms several times a day. “They don’t hurt her. But they scare her, and she cries. And you can’t do anything for her except comfort her,” said Callaway, a Chatsworth resident. “That’s the most frustrating part. I just say to her, ‘I’m sorry I can’t do anything for you. I’m sorry.’” When Greylynn was born six months ago, doctors diagnosed her with a brain malformation and gave her only weeks to live. She survived, but her condition has left...
  • Lack of regulation of fast food fueling obesity epidemic, study says

    02/03/2014 11:14:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 3, 2014 | Reuters
    <p>Governments could slow or even reverse the growing obesity epidemic if they introduced more regulation into the global market for fast foods such as burgers, chips and fizzy drinks, researchers said on Monday.</p> <p>A study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that if governments took firmer action, they could start to prevent people becoming overweight and obese - conditions with serious long-term consequences such as diabetes, heart diseases and cancer.</p>
  • Success Traits

    01/30/2014 4:45:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    As parents of two middle schoolers (eighth grade and sixth) my husband and I spend time attempting to help them develop characteristics that we believe are useful and good. Looking others in the eye when talking, a firm handshake and the ability to carry on a conversation are just a few of these skills. We encourage them to work hard and do well in school. We put emphasis on them working hard and doing their best, rather than the outcome or the grade itself. Like most parents, we want our children to be successful. A recent New York Times...
  • If Obama Can Credit Michelle With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything

    01/29/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me.But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,...
  • The War Against Children

    01/28/2014 1:00:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Susan Stamper Brown
    “…that unborn child has been carved in the hand of God from conception and is called by God to love…” – Mother TeresaMountains are neither fair nor unfair to those of us who scale them. Those who resolve to make it to the top, do so step-by-step, with no favors from the mountain. I thought about this today while on an 8-mile mostly uphill cleat-clad run. With Alaskan temperatures pleasingly mild for this time of year, I had to get outside to clear my head after a week filled with toxic politics and disappointing news about our president whose choice...
  • Haunting in Indiana leads to family’s exorcism, child’s levitation: Reports

    01/28/2014 11:50:18 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 87 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/27/14 | Nina Golgowski
    A Gary, Ind., mother of three claims demons caused her 12-year-old daughter to levitate and her 9-year-old son to walk on a hospital ceiling — accounts supported by medical personnel and police officials, according to a shocking report. For Latoya Ammons, the late night footsteps, the creaking of a door and wet footprints left by a shadowy male figure through her living room were merely child's play when that was all her family had to endure. But then things turned violent.
  • Demons Possess 3 Children in Real-Life Horror Story

    01/28/2014 7:17:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Cafe Mom ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Kiri Blakeley
    Demons Possess 3 Children in Real-Life Horror Story by Kiri Blakeley Do you believe in demonic possession? You just might after reading this story. Three children in Indiana were supposedly possessed by demons. They did all of the usual stuff -- growled, rolled their eyes back in their heads, threatened people. One even managed to slide backwards up a wall and flip over. Another levitated. The difference between this demonic possession case and the usual ones is that there were plenty of witnesses to the demons' shenanigans -- and not just the family and a bunch of overexcited Holy Rollers....
  • 11 Year Old Writes Heart Wrenching Letter: “Why Gun Free Zones Violate My Right To Be Protected”

    01/27/2014 7:27:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    27 January, 2014 | Lorri Anderson
    While politicians are consistently attacking Americans second amendment rights through propaganda and lies children’s lives hang in the balance. To push their political agenda they claim “they are doing it for the children” or “want to make America safer.” As adults fight it out in the political arena, trying to push through “illegal” gun control laws, the most innocent of America have become “defenseless targets”; all for the sake of “political correctness.” Their voices have been stifled by those claiming to know what is best for them while they have never walked in these children’s shoes. I do wonder how...
  • The Pivotal Role of Marriage in Income Inequality

    01/20/2014 1:02:17 PM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    ChristianHeadlines ^ | January 17, 2014 | Stan Guthrie
    A Leftist is someone who advocates marriage for homosexuals but opposes it for heterosexuals. Recently, Ari Fleischer, a press spokesman for George W. Bush, responded to the current administration’s newfound desire to fight the plague of “income inequality”—which has spread more under Barack Obama than under any other recent president—by stating the obvious: that marriage is good economic medicine. “`Marriage inequality’ should be at the center of any discussion of why some Americans prosper and others don’t,” Fleischer said. “According to Census Bureau information analyzed by the Beverly LaHaye Institute, among families headed by two married parents in 2012, just...
  • If You Hate Your Kids, Send Them to Public School

    01/20/2014 11:00:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Y’know, when I was a wee lad growing up in West Texas, public schools weren’t all that bad. We started our day off with the pledge of allegiance, said prayers during football games, actually studied our nation’s founding docs, sang patriotic songs, and we celebrated the true meaning of both Christmas and Easter. In addition to that pro-American bliss, nearly everyone and their dog graduated. It’s true. Dogs were actually graduating from school back then. I know. Weird, eh? Indeed, out of our large graduating class there was only one drop out and that was my childhood buddy who left...
  • Mother Charged With Murder in Deaths of Children

    01/18/2014 10:11:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | NBC
    Detectives in Montgomery County, Md., have charged a mother with the deaths of her two children. Police charged Zakieya Latrice Avery, 28, of Germantown, with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. She is currently being held without bond. The deceased children are identified as Norell N. Harris, 1, and Zyana Z. Harris, 2. The other two children are still hospitalized. They are identified as Taniya Harris, 5, and Martello Harris, 8. Police were called to the 19000 block of Cherry Bend Drive Friday morning and discovered the victims. Avery attempted to run from officers,...
  • Do You Want Mandated Psych Testing for Your 5-Year OId? NY Does!

    01/16/2014 11:46:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | January 15, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Now they want to psych test your little children. What is New York going to do with that information?A bill introduced by State Senator Margaret Markey, A8186-2013, calls for an amendment to education law to mandate psychological screenings for students in public schools as part of the required health certificate.The law reads that a mandatory health certificate “shall also state that a psychological examination was performed and that the child is mentally fit to permit attendance at school.”That’s not all. The bill further reads: “Each such certificate shall also state the student’s body mass index (BMI) and weight status category.”What...
  • VATICAN COMES UNDER SHARP CRITICISM FOR SEX ABUSE

    01/16/2014 8:46:26 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 16, 2014 | John Heilprin,Nicole Winfield
    GENEVA (AP) -- The Vatican came under blistering criticism from a U.N. committee Thursday for its handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal, facing its most intense public grilling to date over allegations that it protected pedophile priests at the expense of victims.