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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg not letting broken ribs slow her down

    12/18/2018 2:33:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    Page Six ^ | December 17, 2018
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t taking it easy after suffering three broken ribs in November. The 85-year-old Supreme Court justice was out for the second night in a row Sunday for the premiere of the biopic on her life, “On the Basis of Sex.” On Saturday, Ginsburg was at the Museum of the City of New York for a screening, and the next night she appeared at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, where she said that being played by British actress Felicity Jones was a strange experience.
  • Too old to run? Biden wrestles with age as he eyes 2020 run

    12/14/2018 8:40:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2018 | Thomas Beaumont, Meg Kinnard and Bill Barrow
    <p>As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president.</p>
  • Conservative order of nuns on verge of destruction following Vatican interventions

    11/27/2018 7:45:44 PM PST · by Petrosius · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 27, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    November 27, 2018 ( – Almost all of the members of a conservative order of nuns that serve the elderly in French nursing homes have announced that they have asked to be released from their vows following attempts by the Vatican to force them to alter their way of life and to “modernize” their order. According to their lay supporters, the sisters have been accused of engaging in “too much prayer” and concerns have been expressed that they wear the guimpe, a traditional form of religious head covering used by nuns that is no longer in vogue among the Church’s...
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, breaks ribs in fall

    11/08/2018 6:16:55 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 151 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 8, 2018 | Tucker Higgins
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, fell in her office at the court Wednesday evening and fractured three ribs, according to a release from the court Thursday.
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, breaks ribs in fall

    11/08/2018 6:27:56 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 124 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8 Nov 18 | Tucker Higgins
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, fell in her office at the court and fractured three ribs, according to a release from the court Thursday. "She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning," the statement said. "Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment." Ginsburg's health has been a matter of intense speculation in recent years. Ginsburg, the court's oldest member, is one of the court's four liberal justices. She has survived multiple bouts with cancer, and in 2014...
  • Victims In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Begin To Be Identified

    10/28/2018 7:59:45 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 21 replies
    KDKA ^ | 10/28/18 | KDKA PITTSBURGH
    The 11 victims that were killed in the shooting were identified as: Joyce Fienburg, 75-year-old, of Oakland Richard Gottfried, 65-years-old, of Ross Township Rose Mallinger, 97-years-old, of Squirrel Hill Jerry Rabinowitz, 66-years-old, of Edgewood Cecil Rosenthal, 59-years-old, of Squirrel Hill David Rosenthal, 54-years0old, of Squirrel Hill Bernice Simon, 84-years-old, of Wilkinsburg Sylvan Simon, 86-years-old, of Wilkinsburg Daniel Stein, 71-years-old, of Squirrel Hill Melvin Wax, 88-years-old, of Squirrel Hill Irving Younger, 69-years-old, of Mt. Washington
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Reveals She Has Dementia

    10/23/2018 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | October 23, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor, the first woman to ever sit on the Supreme Court, revealed on Tuesday that she is suffering from dementia and likely Alzheimer's disease. The diagnosis had been made "some time ago." "While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings in my life," she wrote in a public letter. "As a young cowgirl from the Arizona desert, I never could have imagined that one day I would become the first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court."...
  • Justice O'Connor announces she has been diagnosed with dementia, 'probably Alzheimer's'

    10/23/2018 7:46:00 AM PDT · by Borges · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/2018 | Ariane de Vogue
    Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor revealed in a letter on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with the "beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease." "I will continue living in Phoenix, Arizona surrounded by dear friends and family," she wrote and added, "While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings of my life."
  • Four women in ‘voter fraud ring’ arrested. They targeted seniors on city’s north side

    10/12/2018 1:38:27 PM PDT · by tje · 59 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | October 12, 2018 |
    FORT WORTH Members of an organized voter fraud ring have been arrested and indicted on charges they targeted and, in one case stole, the votes of elderly voters on the city’s north side. Four people were arrested — Leticia Sanchez, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, Maria Solis and Laura Parra — after being indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud, according to a statement from the Texas Attorney General’s Office. These people allegedly were paid to target older voters on the north side “in a scheme to generate a large number of mail ballots and then harvest those ballots for specific...
  • Rep. Ralph Norman jokes about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's being 'groped' by Abe Lincoln

    09/21/2018 11:07:55 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 9/21/18 | Meghan Keneally
    Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., used his opening remarks at a Thursday debate for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District to make an off-color joke about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Did y’all hear the latest, late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out [saying[ that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln," he said to some laughs and applause. Norman, who has been endorsed by President Donald Trump, later defended his remarks on Twitter, saying they were "meant to add a bit of levity to a very serious debate between me and my Democrat opponent and to point...
  • Barely Coherent: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes an Appearance…

    09/14/2018 4:15:47 AM PDT · by libstripper · 154 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Sept. 13, 2018 | Sundance
    A few weeks ago American media began heavily promoting a generally odd video of Supreme Court Justice doing a workout. It seemed weird. Today, the motive of putting out that video becomes transparent. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event hosted by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Watch:
  • Act of kindness inspires generosity for local woman

    09/13/2018 2:17:06 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 10 replies
    C&G Newspapers ^ | September 7, 2018 | Kristyne E. Demske
    ROSEVILLE/ST. CLAIR SHORES — “God must have sent Officer Bing to me.” Dolores Marotta has lived in her house in Roseville, just west of Interstate 94, since 1989. But when her husband died in 2015, she got behind on her taxes and has just recently come close to catching up on the payments to the city. She said she still owes $1,000. She has other worries, as well...... A house next door to hers was torn down by the city, but a tree stump was left and the roots are now going under the foundation of her home, cracking her...
  • Man, 98, walks nearly 6 miles to visit paralyzed wife in hospital

    08/18/2018 3:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WSB-AM ^ | August 17, 2018 | Jared Leone
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Luther Younger walks everywhere. For the past two weeks, the 98-year-old Korean War veteran has walked about 6 miles each way to visit his wife of 50 years, who is paralyzed and at the hospital, Spectrum News Rochester reported. “I ain’t nothing without my wife,” Younger told Spectrum New Rochester. “It’s been a rough pull. It’s been tough.” (TWEET-AT-LINK) He was walking in the rain Tuesday when he got help from a passerby. “I had to pick him up and I couldn’t be one of the ones who would just drive by,” Dan Bookhard told Spectrum News...
  • The 98 Year Old Pro Bowler

    08/06/2018 7:05:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | 08/03/2018 | Ashley Godwin
    A local woman is has been working on her 7-1 split --- thankfully it's not a difficult stretch. It's bowling and she's been perfecting her follow through for 43 years -- since she was 55. Her name is Avis and, now, she's 98 years old! She is the one her league counts on, and after all these years, she isn't stopping anytime soon. "I was 55 when I first started bowling,” says Avis Stiles, "that makes what, 43 years!" Now, a solid figure on Mercy Joplin's Prestige League, Avis Bowls for the company and good times. "We can kid each...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tells America She’d Like To Remain On The Bench ‘At Least Five More Years’

    07/30/2018 1:22:32 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 92 replies ^ | 7/29/18 | Scott Morefield
    (snip) --- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday said she wants to keep her Supreme Court seat for “at least five more years.” “I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said Sunday in New York at a production about late Justice Antonin Scalia called “The Originalist,” CNN reported. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.” (snip) ---- Ginsburg cited “good behavior” and the lack of term limits as reasons why she intends to remain on the bench into the foreseeable future. “You can’t set...
  • Ginsburg says she has at least 5 more years on Supreme Court

    07/29/2018 5:03:04 PM PDT · by ncfool · 247 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2018 | Emily BIRNBAUM
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday said she hopes to remain on the high court for at least five more years, according to CNN. "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years," 85-year-old Ginsburg said at an event in New York City. Speculation over the future of the Supreme Court has mounted in recent weeks following President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, who would replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh's confirmation would sway the balance of the co
  • Grandma, 68, on oxygen dies after company cuts electricity due to alleged overdue bill, family says

    07/09/2018 2:18:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 135 replies ^ | 7/9/18 | Katherine Lam
    A 68-year-old New Jersey grandmother died last week after a company shut off her electricity because of an overdue bill -- which cut off the oxygen tank she relied on to keep breathing, a family member said. Linda Daniels, who is in hospice care, was in her Newark home on Thursday for hours after her oxygen tank and air-conditioning were shut off around 10 a.m., reported. Her family said they were with Daniels pleading with PSE&G to turn on the electricity until the 68-year-old died just before 4:30 p.m. from heart failure. "She was trying to catch her breath...
  • Woman, 92, Allegedly Kills Son Who Tried to Put Her in Assisted Living

    07/05/2018 12:22:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Time ^ | 7/4/2018 | Gina Martinez
    A 92-year-old Arizona woman allegedly shot and killed her 72-year-old son after he tried to put her in assisted living, police said. Officers arrived at Anna Mae Blessing’s home in Fountain Hills, Arizona on Monday and found her son, Thomas Blessing, dead on the floor of the master bedroom with a gunshot wound to the neck and jaw, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Police said they found Blessing sitting on a recliner in her bedroom and arrested her when she muttered to police, “You took my life, so I’m taking yours.” Blessing told police she killed her son...
  • Mom shoots, kills son who tried to put her in nursing home: 'You ended my life, so I’m taking yours'

    07/04/2018 5:15:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 4, 2018 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    A 92-year-old woman shot her son to death over his plan to move her into an Arizona retirement home, authorities said Tuesday. The elderly mother faced off with her 72-year-old son at his Fountain Hills home, pulled a pistol from her bathrobe and blasted him around 10 a.m. Monday, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Anna Mae Blessing told cops she had been stewing for days over her son's decision to kick her out and "believed he ruined" her life. “You ended my life, so I’m taking yours,” Blessing allegedly said during her arrest
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH NANCY? Pelosi trips over ‘soy beans,’ asks reporter to ‘repoot’ question

    06/29/2018 7:16:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies ^ | June 29, 2018 | By Kyle Olson
    What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? As the noose seems to be tightening on her prospects to return to party power after the November elections, the House Minority Leader stumbled over words, suffered brain freezes and stared at reporters during a Thursday press conference. “Last week, soy bean futures hit a nine-year low,” Pelosi told reporters. “Soy boyn— soy bean futures hit a nine-year low,” she repeated, attempting to pronounce the words clearly, accentuating each one with a pointed finger. “Pork producers, corn growers and wheat grawers, growers are reeling, too,” she said before suffering a brain freeze, staring at...