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  • 17 Errors & Omissions in Vox's Otherwise Excellent History of King v. Burwell

    03/03/2015 11:03:33 AM PST · by Ray76 · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | Mar 2, 2015 | Michael Cannon
    This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, one of four legal challenges to an IRS regulation that purports to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but in fact vastly expands the IRS’s powers beyond the limits imposed by the Act. Just in time for oral arguments before the Court, Vox’s Sarah Kliff has produced what I think may be the best history of King v. Burwell and related cases I’ve seen. Still, there are a few important errors and omissions.... Kliff reports that all congressional staff involved with the drafting of the...
  • Socialist Bernie Sanders on single payer: Will you believe me or the tidal wave of red ink?

    02/26/2015 8:04:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Socialists, Democrats, Communists and liberals rely on people being kept in the dark about their policies. Things are so much easier for them that way. When the media never asks inconvenient questions, any chance of the truth getting out is generally non-existent. But when the bottom publically falls out of one of their fake “benefits” it becomes impossible for these people to keep us in the dark. When the Berlin Wall was coming down the Communists were still telling people to go back to work at their useless factories where they were making useless commodities no one wanted; but the...
  • Vanity: Prayers needed for my Dad having a "Whipple procedure" tomorrow AM

    02/25/2015 6:20:43 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    Web MD ^ | 25 FEB 15 | dcbryan1
    As you may already know, Dad has had alot of problems lately. He has early stage (T1) pancreatic Ductile adenocarcinoma (PDAC). He is having a Roux-en-y procedure tomorrow AM, followed by a "Whipple " procedure if the cancer doctors do not find any metastatic tissue. Any prayers for Jim Bryan (#4 all time Arkansas high school basketball scorer with 2,700+ points (before 3-points invented ) ) would be appreciated. Prayers also for St. Vincent's cancer surgeon team and Dr. Jones, too. Thanks!
  • Obama’s Woes With VA Problems Expand to a Lying VA Secretary

    02/25/2015 10:21:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    Obama is the most incompetent, lying and untrustworthy, not to mention questionable ethics and suspicious dereliction of character ever to hold high office Only mere weeks into the scandals of Veterans Administration’s improper handlings and bingo; the story gets more odorous when Obama’s hand-picked Secretary of that federal agency admits he lied about his own military service. I have to ask you, the general public, is there anything this usurper of America’s highest executive, administrative, elected officer has done in a proper and legitimate way? I hear you now and I agree, he is the most incompetent, lying and untrustworthy,...
  • Democrats Are The Party Of The Poor

    02/25/2015 5:32:15 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 17 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 25, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The Democrats have presenting themselves as the party of the poor since FDR. The media of course has been lapping this up for at least that long. Despite all of the big government programs pushed by the Democrats, particularly the so-called Great Society programs of LBJ, poverty hasn’t declined. All the Democrats big welfare programs have done is create a stagnate dependent class. Unmotivated and unwilling, these people have been largely living on the dole for decades going on generations. The Democrats have long bought their votes with promises of at least maintaining welfare benefits, if not promising to increase...
  • It’s 2015…Let the ARRA/Obamacare EHR Penalties Begin!

    02/24/2015 8:51:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/24/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    A few weeks ago, I had an appointment with my dermatologist–an old school guy, well-loved by his patients. He’s straightforward, no-nonsense, and has long office hours. You know the type: The one you hope will never retire. As I was led to the examining room, I noticed something not too common these days–shelf after shelf of medical records in manila folders. When the doc came into the room, I commented that he did not appear to be an early adaptor of electronic health records (EHRs). He replied that it was definitely worth the Medicare reimbursement penalty (starting in 2015) to...
  • Government Panel Calls for Measures to Upgrade Our Health SATIRE

    02/23/2015 12:57:18 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) issued a 571 page report outlining its recommendations for transforming Americans' health. Citing persistent high levels of overweight and obesity, the report proposed "strategies across multiple settings, including health care, communities, schools, work sites, and families." First Lady Michelle Obama hailed the report as "the guiding light toward a healthier and happier America. The notion that individuals can be left on their own to choose what they eat and how much to exercise has proven to be a failure. DGAC's call for 'trained interventionists' to take charge is the right message at the right...
  • Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning [2009 released]

    02/22/2015 3:35:00 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Joshua Kors
    ****snip*** The result is Trooper, a beautiful, heart-wrenching film that offers far more than empathy. It dares viewers to explore a disturbing corner of the Iraq War, a realm that no film has yet to touch: the blight of depleted uranium poisoning, which has infected thousands of Iraq veterans but is yet to be acknowledged by the Pentagon and is virtually unknown to the American public. ****snip*** Trooper has just been released on iTunes, Xbox, Vimeo, Playstation, Google Play, and Shaw on Demand. Martini spoke with me about creating the film and why Iraq and the depleted uranium scandal was...
  • Gruber’s Obamacare lies

    02/22/2015 10:25:39 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/22/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Thanks to some careful research by Matt Palumbo who writes for the Foundation for Economic Education, a series of lies and half-truths being promulgated by Obamacare mouth piece Jonathan Gruber have been uncovered. The first lie cited is the bogus analogy Gruber makes between a mandate forcing Americans to buy Obamacare and one forcing drivers to buy auto insurance. This completely pushes aside the fact that no one is required to drive a car and thus carry auto crash liability insurance. Asserting that the burden to carry Obamacare is no different than the mandate of auto liability insurance is a...
  • How 3D printing has advanced from product prototyping to making human organs

    02/22/2015 8:20:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jayalakshmi K
    A printer was once just a printer, dispensing paper sheets with printed material made from the ink stored within. But today, a printer has evolved to becoming a small-scale manufacturer that 'prints' out anything from human organs to affordable meals to guns. For instance, the XYZPrinting 3D Food Printer, exhibited at the recent CES 2015 in Las Vegas, is expected to print any style of uncooked cookies and other dough-based pastries in minutes. Not exactly as affordable as any other food processor, the printer ranges between $500 and $1,900 and prints food that measures around 5000 cubic cm by volume....
  • ISIS Trafficking Human Organs?

    02/20/2015 7:34:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    When depraved savagery knows no boundaries. If reports coming out of Iraq are accurate, the depraved savagery of ISIS has reached yet another new low. According to Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations Mohamed Alhakim, ISIS is harvesting human organs to finance its war operations—and has executed a dozen doctors for failing to go along with the program. Alhakim bases his claim on the discovery of dozens of bodies left in shallow mass graves near the city of Mosul, currently an ISIS stronghold. Surgical incisions, along with missing kidneys and other body parts lead to an inescapable conclusion. “We have...
  • Recently diagnosed

    02/19/2015 10:51:07 AM PST · by Dan B Cooper · 59 replies
    2/19/15
    Recently diagnosed with leukemia CLL stage three and just started chemo. Would greatly appreciate any sort of input from folks with knowledge or experience.
  • Middle Class Fleecing with Obamacare

    02/19/2015 9:15:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/19/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The law has been written by liberals for liberals, to benefit their Democrat voting constituents to the detriment of everyone else It is becoming increasingly difficult for Virginians to find doctors and secure appointments in a timely manner thanks to Obamacare. After a fierce battle, the bills meant to create state exchanges and to expand Medicaid have died in the House and in the Senate. However, Democrat Governor McAuliffe added Medicaid expansion to his budget amendment. The House removed that language from the budget. As millions of Americans, who previously had insurance and doctors they were satisfied with and wanted...
  • Another reason to Home Carry - or Carry Home

    02/19/2015 5:18:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Matthew Haight survived an encounter with a burglar, but not by much.  He acknowledges that he made mistakes, and they cost him a great deal. Link to video at kirotv.com: Haight come home from watching the Superbowl on Sunday night, the 1st of February, 2015 in Snohomish County, Washington State.   When he walked up the stairs to his apartment, he discovered that something was not right.  The door was unlocked.  That is when he made a mistake.  He went inside to investigate.  This is an easy mistake to make.  Sometimes people forget to lock doors.  Sometimes they give keys...
  • Scott Walker to attend private dinner with supply-siders in New York

    02/19/2015 4:40:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Robert Costa
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to attend a private dinner Wednesday with longtime advocates of supply-side economics. The gathering, set for the upscale “21” Club in Manhattan, is the latest effort by the potential Republican presidential contender to bolster his relationships with the GOP’s anti-tax wing. It also reflects the interest business-friendly conservatives have in his possible candidacy, in spite of the recent ascent of former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Economists Larry Kudlow, Arthur Laffer, and Stephen Moore will host Walker, according to several people with knowledge of the event. For decades, that trio of friends — all associated...
  • Watch Live: Military Service Initiative Summit February 18, 2015

    02/18/2015 10:23:47 AM PST · by huldah1776
    George W. Bush Presidential Center ^ | February 18, 2015 | N/A
    On February 18th, the George W. Bush Institute at the Bush Center will host its second national Summit in support of post-9/11 veterans and military families. Leaders from the public and private sectors will examine how to empower communities, non-profit organizations, business and philanthropy to more effectively serve our transitioning warriors and their families. During the Summit, the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative will release new research and functional tools that will enable funders to make more informed investment decisions, and veteran and military serving non-profits to better provide services and enduring outcomes for a successful transition. The...
  • Save Us From The Experts…Please!

    02/18/2015 8:59:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/18/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Last week, many newspapers ran some version of a Washington Post piece entitled “The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol.” Reporter Peter Whoriskey lavishes more than 1800 words on a story that is well-summarized in his first two paragraphs: The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption. The group’s finding that cholesterol in the diet need no longer be considered a “nutrient of concern” stands in contrast to the committee’s findings five years ago,...
  • Where Are You, Country?

    02/14/2015 7:49:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2015 | Gary Horne
    Where are you, country? Why can’t I find you? Why have you gone away? Adapting Cindy Lou’s song about the loss of Christmas spirit in Whoville expresses the sadness for what as been lost in my country. When I was a young boy in the small town of Piedmont, Missouri, the local physician, Doc Jones, would come to your house if you were sick. People paid him in cash, or perhaps some other goods. No one imagined they had a “right” to have someone else pay Doc Jones. It was their solemn duty, part of leading a responsible and moral...
  • ObamaCare Supporters Starting to Sound Like Abuse Victims

    02/12/2015 12:05:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | February 11, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    As much as I hate these people, on some level I’m starting to feel sorry for them. They remind me of Communists in the Gulags who still think Stalin cares about them. Or abuse victims who keep defending their abuser. The latest comes from the New York Times.
  • Former Pro-Life Democrat Evolves [semi-satire]

    02/11/2015 6:48:00 PM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) announced he was switching sides in the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate. The former pro-life Democrat claimed he had an epiphany persuading him that abortion is a woman’s right and that no government had the authority to intervene for any reason. “It is the Congressman’s position that it is not for anyone else to judge whether or when an abortion should or shouldn’t be permitted,” Ryan’s chief of staff Ron Grimes maintained. “And yes, this means up until the moment of birth and for whatever reason the woman finds meaningful, including the sex of the fetus.” Grimes...
  • King v. Burwell: In 2013, Nelson Admitted He Didn't Know If ACA Offered Subsidies In Fed. Exchanges

    02/10/2015 7:35:52 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 10, 2015 | Michael Cannon
    The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell claim the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act only offers premium subsidies, as the statute says, “through an Exchange established by the State.” Members of Congress who voted for the PPACA – most recently Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and former Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) – now swear it was never their intent to condition Exchange subsidies on state cooperation. Ironically, Casey’s and Nelson’s decision to wade into the King debate demonstrates why, when a statute is clear, courts traditionally assign no weight to what members of Congress claim they intended a law to say...
  • What Sharyl Attkisson told me about vaccines

    02/10/2015 10:26:00 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 36 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | February 10, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    What Sharyl Attkisson told me about vaccines By Jon Rappoport February 11, 2015 http://www.nomorefakenews.com “The complete failure of this year’s flu vaccine, even by conventional standards, is a major scandal at the CDC. To distract the press and public, we now have a fake epidemic of measles, and pressure to take the vaccine, take all vaccines all the time. This is called a psyop. Psyops build fake realities.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) As my readers know, I’ve written many articles about vaccines, covering: mandatory shots; the pseudoscience of vaccination; severe adverse effects; poisons in shots; disastrous vaccination campaigns, and so...
  • If It Only Understood Health Care, The FTC Would Stop Fighting Hospital Mergers

    02/10/2015 9:22:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/10/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    According to the Federal Trade Commission, “When health care markets are competitive, consumers benefit from lower costs, better care, and more innovation.” On a superficial level, this sounds good, but the devil is in the details. A huge detail is that the health care consumer rarely pays directly for the services, and has little say over how they are performed. Likewise, the notion of what constitutes “better care” and “innovation” are hotly debated. Ironically, those two precepts often lead to higher cost, with questionable benefits to outcome. Notwithstanding the typical high school textbook’s version, the bulk of antitrust activity (part...
  • IRS Needs 9,000 More Employees to Enforce Obamacare Tax [SATIRE]

    02/09/2015 8:54:32 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama’s $4 trillion budget proposal calls for a $2 billion boost in IRS spending in order to hire 9,000 new employees. The task of these new employees will be to track down persons who have failed to enroll in a health insurance plan and extract monetary penalties from them. “The era of individual choice in healthcare is drawing to a close,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen declared. “The law requires everyone to purchase a federally approved health insurance policy. Those who think that they know what’s best for themselves are free to do what they want, but they still have...
  • Enough With the Gruesome Abortion Articles

    02/09/2015 1:20:15 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 63 replies
    Vanity | February 9, 2015 | Self
    I know this thread and topic is going to go over like a lead balloon but I have to say it. The constant, prevalent and gruesome pro-life themed articles are really becoming a nuisance to this long time reader and occasional poster. This is not a call for a pro-choice viewpoint, I'm not advocating that personally and realize that will, thankfully, never happen here. However there becomes a point when preaching to the choir about the horrors of abortion in heinous detail either visually or in writing just becomes disgusting. I frequent this site overnight and scanning from top to...
  • Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells...

    02/08/2015 4:37:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Impact Journals ^ | January 22, 2015 | Various
    Abstract Here, we propose a new strategy for the treatment of early cancerous lesions and advanced metastatic disease, via the selective targeting of cancer stem cells (CSCs), a.k.a., tumor-initiating cells (TICs). We searched for a global phenotypic characteristic that was highly conserved among cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types, to provide a mutation-independent approach to cancer therapy. This would allow us to target cancer stem cells, effectively treating cancer as a single disease of “stemness”, independently of the tumor tissue type. Using this approach, we identified a conserved phenotypic weak point – a strict dependence on mitochondrial biogenesis for...
  • BLOOMBERG SUGGESTS BANNING YOUNG MINORITY MALES FROM GUN OWNERSHIP

    02/08/2015 10:41:56 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Speaking to the Aspen Institute on February 6, Michael Bloomberg said cities should ban young minority males from owning guns, both as an effort to reduce crime and to keep those minority males “alive.” Bloomberg talks to reporters after meeting with Obama and business and civic leaders for an event to discuss his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative at the White House in Washington According to The Aspen Times, Bloomberg addressed a variety of topics, and after commenting on poverty and education, he discussed guns. The Times reported that he said, “Cities need to get guns out of [the] … hands”...
  • Vanity: Walk Out of the Darkness

    02/07/2015 9:35:05 PM PST · by OddLane · 30 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 8, 2015 | Gerard Perry
    I don’t often use this space for personal appeals, but feel compelled to do so today. In addition to losing my uncle, John Marmo, earlier this year to suicide, my best friend, Fiona Fort, took her life after struggling with the chronic pain of depression for most of her adult life. Even if you are fortunate enough to have never grieved the loss of a loved one to this disease-or to know someone suffering from suicidal ideation-I urge those of you who can to contribute to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Denver Metro Walk Out of the Darkness Community...
  • MEASELS REVEAL WHY OBAMA MAKES A BAD KING

    02/07/2015 6:21:23 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 7 replies
    wNd.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Kathy Shaidle
    Michael Savage: “Let’s all cheer for the King of Jordan.” Michael Savage praised Jordan’s monarch for his decisive military strike against ISIS after the brutal execution of one of his pilots. “At least they have a king who protects them,” Savage said. “We have Obama, who thinks he’s a king but doesn’t protect us. … We have the fighting men, but not the leadership” (Free audio). Turning his attention back to the home front, Savage declared, “Obama has been out to destroy the middle class from the day he entered Columbia University.” He’s accomplished this, in part, by allowing “30...
  • Burwell Stonewalls; Doesn't Address Risks For Obamacare Enrollees If Court Rules Against Her

    02/07/2015 5:18:01 PM PST · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 4, 2015 | Michael Cannon
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is the lead defendant in King v. Burwell, in which the plaintiffs claim the Obama administration is taxing millions of employers and individuals and subsidizing millions of HealthCare.gov enrollees contrary to the plain language of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., ObamaCare). The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on March 4, and will likely rule by late June. If the Court rules against Burwell, 57 million individuals and employers will be freed from those illegal taxes and maybe 4 million HealthCare.gov enrollees will lose subsidies that the...
  • The real culprit in measles outbreak

    02/06/2015 12:36:56 PM PST · by blueyon · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 2/05/15 | Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
    The focus of the Obama administration and media in the measles outbreak in the U.S. has been on American parents not vaccinating their children. This overlooks a key issue other physicians and I warned about in May and June 2014: Illegal immigrants coming across the U.S. southern borders in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California were bringing with them many invisible travelers. These unwanted guests include viruses, bacteria and fungal diseases the U.S. had eradicated or controlled decades ago. Measles was one of the diseases mentioned then, since it is widespread in parts of the world from which the illegal...
  • Democrats should welcome a Scott Walker-led GOP ticket [will break back of conservative base]

    02/06/2015 8:40:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2015 | James Downie
    "... Among candidates that the conservative base consider “real” conservatives(as opposed to Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, apostates on various key issues),Walker is the most likely to win the Republican nomination.And Democrats should hope he gets the nod.The fundamentals suggest that the 2016 election will be extremely competitive. With economic growth picking up and President Obama’s approval rating trending back toward 50 percent,Democrats have a real chance now to capture a third term in the White House,historically a tough ask. But under all but the best conditions,Hillary Clinton will need every advantage she can get. As John Sides and Lynn...
  • The Big Lie

    02/05/2015 1:44:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/05/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    While you lost your doctor, your premiums skyrocketed, the deductibles went through the roof, co-pays were larger than ever, your medical care took a dive While the country is busy blaming the measles outbreak at Disneyland on the official story line that it came from “overseas,” and the main stream media is pushing the agenda of vaccination, blaming the outbreak on the statistically insignificant number of Americans who refuse to vaccinate their children, the media is deliberately ignoring the elephant in the room, the illegal aliens bussed and flown in continuously since last year by this administration from countries where...
  • Will Obama’s attacks on Veterans ever stop?

    02/05/2015 11:13:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/5/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Looking back, we might have been off when the Democrats didn’t pass a Federal Budget for six years, because now that think they are in “the game,” Barack Obama is swinging his ax at a very valuable program designed to help America’s wounded Veterans. The provision, called The Veteran’s Choice Program and authored by Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, gives veterans the option to seek faster and in some cases better medical care outside of the Veteran’s Administration system. In many cases this provision offers the only avenue for relief from the very long waiting times so many Vets have...
  • Betrayal Of The Public Trust…And How To Fight Back

    02/05/2015 8:59:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/5/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Last week’s article, which detailed officialdom’s unrelenting war on e-cigarettes, generated plenty of e-mail and commentary–100 percent of which was favorable. Many commenters were truly dismayed how the public trust could be betrayed by money, egos, fanaticism, or a combination of the three. Others asked how they could fight back; more on that later. As to the California Department of Public Health, this farcical agency seems hell-bent on channeling Joseph Goebbels as it doubles down on the big lies introduced in its Protect Your Family From e-Cigarettes pamphlet discussed last week. A few days ago, it issued State Health Officer’s...
  • Minneapolis advocates work to get Somalis signed up for health insurance

    02/04/2015 2:31:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KMSP-TV ^ | February 3, 2015 | Tim Blotz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There's less than two weeks to go for all of us to have some form of health insurance, or be penalized by the government. That means there's a last minute push in communities like Minneapolis's Cedar Riverside Neighborhood to sign people up. Every immigrant community has its own unique barriers, but in the Somali community, advocates are racing against both time and culture. Timadde Aden is a typical case. He's never had health insurance, but enrolled for medical assistance today through MNsure at the Somali Health Solutions office in Minneapolis. One of the employees at that office, Hodan Guled, says,...
  • Doctor Obama's Orders: Get The Measels Vaccine

    02/03/2015 3:17:01 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 3, 2015 | Jeannie DeAngels
    Employing a time-tested Cloward-Piven tactic, President Obama has created another crisis and right on schedule, has also come up with a brilliant solution. In an interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie where the president bragged about turning the White House into a distillery, shared his opinion on deflated balls, and advised against cheating 'If you break the rules, then you break the rules' (like he should talk), Dr. Obama advised parents to “get your kids vaccinated.” This is a man who, expressly for the purpose of philosophical and political expediency, has deliberately placed the children of America in danger by exposing...
  • [Dem] Fla. lawmaker: Texas is a 'crazy state'

    02/03/2015 2:57:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) unequivocally declared Monday that Texas is a "crazy state" he never wants to live in, infuriating a Texas lawmaker. Tensions flared between Hastings and Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) during a House Rules Committee meeting to prepare a bill slated for a floor vote Tuesday to repeal ObamaCare. Hastings showed disdain for Texas during a discussion about states' implementation of the 2010 healthcare overhaul and decisions over whether or not to participate in the exchanges. "I don't know about in your state, which I think is a crazy state to begin with," Hastings told Burgess. Burgess immediately...
  • Shepard Smith slammed “science denier” parents who do not vaccinate their children.

    02/02/2015 5:10:06 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    Smith said, “Hello, science. A lot of you want to talk about science deniers, that’s what you are. You measles no people! You non-vaxxers, you’re science deniers. That’s it. Health officials say it started at Disney theme parks in California back in December and has since grown to 100 cases. Those officials had declared the virus eliminated in the year 2000. Then a small minority of parent refused vaccines for their children citing all kinds of weirdness, including a possible link to autism. Which science says does not exist. According to the CDC, there is absolutely no link to autism....
  • Marijuana destroys Families

    02/02/2015 12:28:23 PM PST · by rfreedom4u · 314 replies
    2/2/2015 | Rfreedom4u
    My daughter will turn 19 this month. She is our fifth child. She has also been the most worrying to us as she started using drugs a long time ago. She said she first smoked weed at age 12. Since then she has gone on the try many other drugs to include meth, cocaine, pills and LSD and a few others I can’t name. Last year she was in intensive care for 8 days. She has also been in jail about seven or eight times and gone through rehab twice. She is currently living with her mother and I at...
  • Imagination is the Key

    02/02/2015 12:21:23 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 1 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | February 2, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    “Your past, everything that has ever happened to you, everything you’ve ever done becomes raw fuel for the fire of your imagination. That is the meaning of transformation. The past is no longer a problem. You invent futures that are no longer limited by the past.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) Let’s say you live in a three-story house…but in all the years you’ve lived there, you’ve never gone upstairs to the second and third floors. You’ve spent the entire time on the first floor. On the first floor, you’ve grappled with problems, made your stand, dealt with crises, planned your...
  • FL: Intruder Shot Dead in Leesburg

    02/02/2015 11:57:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Steven Ricker has been in and out of jail 11 times since 2006.   At about 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, 1 February, he was shot and killed.  The Leesburg resident who shot him says that Ricker was attempting to force his way into his family's apartment.  The manager of the apartment complex says that Ricker had banged on his door first, and that he appeared to be high and searching for drugs.  The manager thought Ricker had left, until he heard the gunshot.  Video at the link.  ©2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice...
  • Women Who Humiliate Their Husbands

    02/02/2015 4:42:01 AM PST · by servo1969 · 161 replies
    Had Enough Therapy? ^ | 2-1-2015 | Stuart Schneiderman
    Somehow or other the word “feminism” never enters these articles, but where do you imagine that the modern habit of demeaning, degrading and ridiculing men comes from? We are not talking about something that occurs behind closed doors. Being contemptuous of men, making them look like fools has become the new, modern way for women to attack men. One might say that the assaults men commit against women are far more serious. One would probably be right. And yet, life is a two-way street and the feminist habit of assaulting men with derisive remarks must produce a hostile cultural environment....
  • Restaurants Struggle to Comply with Calorie Labeling Requirements Under ObamaCare

    02/01/2015 3:05:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | January 28, 2015 | Tom Borelli
    The command and control mandates of ObamaCare continue to cause unintended consequences for businesses. In another example of government gone wild, the federal government is now forcing restaurants to post the calorie information of its menu items. Late last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule under ObamaCare that requires retail food establishments with the same name and 20 or more locations to list calorie information for its standard menu offerings. The regulation applies to many food retail operations including restaurants, delicatessens, supermarkets and movie theaters to name a few. The goal of this regulatory effort...
  • HHS Ad Shows How You Can Follow Your Dreams with Obamacare (Just Like Nancy Pelosi Predicted)

    02/01/2015 11:43:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | January 30, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An ad produced by the Department of Health and Human Services tells the story of Elena Miller-TerKuile, who is “pursuing her dream to farm” in Colorado thanks to Obamacare. “The Marketplace is probably the only reason I have health insurance right now,” the Columbia University grad says in the ad. She said, “It’s been my dream for a while to come back to the farm and work with my dad.” In a blog post at HHS Miller-TerKuile explains, “It was a hard dream to pursue without health insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I was able to stay on...
  • Taxes, Taxes, Everywhere

    01/30/2015 9:20:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The only guarantees in life are death and taxes. Death follows life and taxes follow you everywhere like an incurable disease The only guarantees in life are death and taxes. Death follows life and taxes follow you everywhere like an incurable disease. Nobody woke up one day and said, let’s tax the heck out of people for their bad behavior, for existing, for traveling on roads, for smoking, for drinking, for trash disposal, for luxury goods, for pollution, for phone use, radio, TV, Internet, for buying goods and services. Taxes were added slowly over millennia for the “common good,” to...
  • Of Herds and Harlots, Measles is Back

    01/29/2015 2:16:24 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/29/15 | Steve Berman
    Come, let us reason together.  Mark Twain famously quoted British PM Benjamin Disraeli, “there are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  Generally, this is true, but sometimes statistics don’t lie.  In the case of measles, the statistics speak truth. The measles vaccine was developed in 1963, and combined with the mumps and rubella vaccines in 1971, known as the MMR vaccine.  Children are given the first shot between 12-15 months old, and another between 4 and 6 years old.  Thus has it been for well over 40 years.  In the 52 years since the measles vaccine as...
  • Obamacare Costs Continue To Increase

    01/29/2015 5:17:55 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 9 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 29, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Millions of Americans are about to get their first taste of the Obamacare tax. Last year the tax penalty for failing to buy private health insurance is $95 or 1% of income, whichever is greater. Because the media hyped the $95 end of the tax, millions of people are unaware that their taxes are more likely to increase far more. The tax increases to $325 or 2% this year, it increases further in 2016. For many taxpayers, it’s going to be a rude awakening when they discover that Obamacare is going to cost them in tax much more than they...
  • 3D printers to make human body parts? It's happening

    01/28/2015 6:54:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News Business ^ | January 28, 2015 | Steve Johnson
    It sounds like something from a science fiction plot: so-called three-dimensional printers are being used to fashion prosthetic arms and hands, jaw bones, spinal-cord implants -- and one day perhaps even living human body parts. While the parts printed for humans so far have been fashioned from plastic, metal and other inorganic materials, researchers in California and elsewhere also have begun printing living tissue, with the goal of eventually employing these "bioprinters" to create customized kidneys, livers and other organs for people needing transplants. What's particularly attractive about the technology, according to its proponents, is that 3D printers can produce...
  • Governor Signs Bill Freeing Up Market Approach to Health Care

    01/28/2015 11:56:43 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/21/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Medical retainer agreements between physicians and patients will not be considered “insurance” in Michigan under a recently passed bill signed into law on Jan. 15 by Gov. Rick Snyder. The idea is to ensure that this innovative way for families to obtain routine medical services at lower costs will not be stifled by the extensive state regulatory structure currently imposed on conventional health insurance policies that cover expensive non-routine care. The rationale for this alternative is that while insurance coverage may be advisable for catastrophic illnesses and injuries, it makes less sense as a way to pay for routine primary...