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  • Samaritan Billed for Aiding Injured Family [semi-satire]

    06/28/2016 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 June 2016 | John Semmens
    When Derrick DeAnda helped a family escape from their rolled-over car he was just trying to be a good Samaritan. He didn't expect to be billed $143 by the late-arriving EMTs for "medical care." "I didn't need any 'medical care,'" DeAnda said. "I had one small cut on one of my hands. The EMT gave me a band aid. I can't see how that could possibly cost so much." The bill from Cosumnes Community Services District was described as "standard practice" by Cosumnes Deputy Chief Mike McLaughlin. "If you're at the scene of an accident that we attend you're going...
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

    06/23/2016 2:15:30 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 16 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 6-22-16 | Scott Adams
    On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime. On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense. If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is...
  • Cancer surgery/biopsy (vanity)

    06/21/2016 4:41:39 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 65 replies
    me | 6/21/16 | me
    My pathology came back Monday. In a nutshell, although I did not specifically ask "what stage?", I think it's a stage I. Surgeon said the tumor was smaller than they thought. Lymph nodes were clear, and the margins they took out were clear.
  • Tucson VA to hold town hall meeting in Sierra Vista

    06/17/2016 8:01:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    TUCSON — Veterans and their families are invited to participate in the Southern Arizona VA Health Care Systems (SAVAHCS) town hall meeting to discuss health care programs and services on Wednesday, June 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library located at 2600 E. Tacoma St. The meeting is open to all members of the public, including Congressional stakeholders, Veterans Service Organizations, state and local governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and other community partners. Doors open at 1 p.m. Town hall meetings are held quarterly and provide an opportunity to improve communications with and hear directly from...
  • Hearing Aid Advice

    06/16/2016 8:44:46 PM PDT · by pfflier · 75 replies
    vanity | Self
    I have reached the point where it is time to get a hearing aid. I assume that many Freepers have been through the experience that I am only entering and I value your experience and advice. I already have had physiological testing and there is no obstruction or other problem associated with the ear canal, eardrum and other physical structures. My hearing loss is classic "bi-nodal". I am losing it in two different hearing ranges but primarily in the very high range (soft sounds like "S" and "T" are simply gone) with only moderate mid range loss. There the sounds...
  • Feds to Crackdown on Temporary Health Insurance [semi-satire]

    06/13/2016 10:57:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 June 2016 | John Semmens
    A clause in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows individuals who are between jobs to purchase temporary health insurance policies. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced it will change the rules to limit these policies to three months duration and ban renewals. The problem with these policies according to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is "they fall short of the President's vision for how Americans ought to be insured. These temporary plans don't cover everything we think should be covered. Notably absent from most temporary coverage policies are items like gender reassignment surgery,...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s Niece Opposes Abortion: “Civil Rights and Human Rights Go Together”

    06/12/2016 10:08:20 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 6, 2016 | Emily Derois
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King is spreading the pro-life message to students across North America. Last week, the pro-life activist spoke to Canadian students at Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School on human rights, including rights of the unborn child. Alveda King was staying in Guelph, Ontario as a guest of Guelph Area Right to Life, according to Guelph Today. She spent an hour with the 200 high school students, describing her family legacy and her position on human rights. “Civil rights. Human rights. It all goes together,” King said. “Women absolutely have a right to choose what we...
  • The Conversation About War and Our Veterans We Refuse to Have

    06/09/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Medium.com@benjaminSledge ^ | May 27, 2016 | Benjamin Sledge
    I went to the market Where all the families shop I pulled out my Ka-bar And started to chop Your left right left right left right kill Your left right left right you know I will -Military cadence “You can shoot her…” the First Sergeant tells me. “Technically.” We’re standing on a rooftop watching black smoke pillars rise from a section of the city where two of my teammates are taking machine gun fire. Below, the small cluster of homes we’ve taken over is taking sporadic fire as well. He hands me his rifle with a high powered scope and...
  • SEIU Backs Single Payer Health Care: Clinton ally endorses Sanders’s plan

    06/07/2016 1:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 6, 2016 | Bill McMorris
    One of Hillary Clinton’s most influential labor supporters has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single payer healthcare plan. Members from Service Employees International Union, which represents nearly 2 million healthcare and government workers, passed a resolution declaring medical care a human right at its national convention in May. Obamacare, which the SEIU lobbied for and endorsed, failed to address inequality in the healthcare marketplace and insurance systems remain “confusing and inefficient.” The union pledged to work to improve upon Obamacare with the goal of expanding into a government-run system. “The American healthcare system allows the profit motives of providers, pharmaceutical companies,...
  • Finely tuned electrical fields give wound healing a jolt

    06/07/2016 12:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | June 2, 2016 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    A new research report appearing in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, opens up the possibility that small electrical currents might activate certain immune cells to jumpstart or speed wound healing. This discovery, made by a team of scientists from the United Kingdom, may be of particular interest to those with illnesses that may cause wounds to heal slowly or not at all. "In some instances, such as diabetes, the body's ability to heal is compromised and wounds can become infected. In instances where there is a lack of macrophages present, the application of 'synthetic' electric...
  • IRS sending out erroneous notices

    06/07/2016 10:27:21 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 4 replies
    From the IRS link above: "The filing deadline to submit 2015 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016, rather than the traditional April 15 date. Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on that Friday, which pushes the deadline to the following Monday for most of the nation. (Due to Patriots Day, the deadline will be Tuesday, April 19, in Maine and Massachusetts.)"
  • Hopeful Medicaid 'Direct Primary Care' Pilot Embraced by Senate, Gutted by House

    06/07/2016 5:10:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/6/2016 | Jack McHugh
    Rising costs in Medicaid, Michigan's medical welfare program, are putting a strain on the state budget and crowding out funding for other priorities. When the state decided to allow more people to sign up for Medicaid — encouraged by President Obama's health care law — some officials said the move would save money. But more people signed up than expected, and the projected savings never came to be. Now, one state senator thinks the solution is to cut out the middleman and return to a simpler approach. The approach is "direct primary care," and the latest version of the state...
  • Healthcare Cost and Quality - industry view

    06/06/2016 5:38:50 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    Truven Health Analytics ^ | January 2016 | David Koepke, PhD, David Foster, PhD, MPH, Lead Scientist, Truven Health Analytic
    We conclude that (hospital) CEOs are heavily driven to perform on government pay for performance metrics, but less so to metrics that currently fail to correspond to a reimbursement requirement. (Conclusion first here) Truven Health Analytics™ and Mercer teamed to investigate whether there is a correlation between CEO compensation and hospital performance on a balanced scorecard. The study showed there is a strong alignment for the highest level of performance. However, the study also found that 80% of hospitals do not perform well on a balanced scorecard. Instead, compensation appears to be designed to incent the CEO to pursue metrics...
  • Continued prayers - praise for some good news! (vanity)

    06/06/2016 11:19:54 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 42 replies
    me | 6/6/16 | me
    Praise God - news that I am BRCA-negative! This helps the plans for surgery on my BC and treatment!
  • Soon everyone may be “suffering” from a mental illness

    06/04/2016 9:26:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/4/16 | Doug Book
    The Malleus Maleficarum is a 15th century text which instructed Inquisitors in the proper methods of identifying, trying and executing witches. Many years ago, renowned psychiatrist Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) used the example of the Malleus to write: "In the days of the Malleus, if the physician could find no evidence of natural illness, he was expected to find evidence of witchcraft.” “Today,” continued Szasz, “…if he cannot diagnose organic illness, he is expected to diagnose mental illness." Szasz was joined by other psychiatrists and educators in believing that the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V” (DSM 5) published...
  • Why Social Justice Warriors Are So DEMENTED ~ [ Language Warning ]

    06/03/2016 9:55:08 AM PDT · by GraceG · 17 replies
    You Tube - Paul Joseph Watson ^ | 06/012/2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Language Warning, presenter uses some harsh, but very appropriate words to describe the "Social Justice Warrior" phenomenon You Tube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUhc3Kv4ieE
  • The Viral and Deadly Diseases of Legal and Illegal Immigration

    06/02/2016 6:31:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/02/16 | Megan Barth
    Tuberculosis: The Deadly Disease of Political Correctness We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.—Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 According to the latest Census, illegal immigration has exploded 57 percent in less than two years, with at least 550,000 new undocumented aliens pouring into America in a trend that is set to continue growing. In an analysis of the numbers, the Center for Immigration Studies found illegal and legal immigration have reached over 1.5 million a year, a new 15 year high, and a 39 percent increase over 2013. Since 2014, 3.1 million new immigrants...
  • Wolves in Women’s Clothing

    06/01/2016 9:22:39 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 1st, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    recent “Charlotte Observer” editorial repeats common ignorance about efforts to protect the sexual privacy of women. “Yes, the thought of male genitalia in girls’ locker rooms – and vice versa – might be distressing to some"...... A woman has as much a right to be distressed if a male stranger exposes his genitals to her as a black man would if a white man showed him a hangman’s noose
  • Health of Americans being devastated by Illegal Aliens as smallpox, leprosy and TB reappear

    06/01/2016 8:50:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/1/16 | Doug Book
    On May 19th, a piece was posted on The Coach’s Team entitled The Deadliest Disease of All. One paragraph states: “It is clear that some of the illegal aliens who are sneaking into our country are bringing deadly diseases with them. Small pox, Chicken pox, measles, scabies, TB, Cholera and an assortment of other dangerous, communicable diseases can be found in the holding facilities that house these people.” One of our readers commented: "Bringing small pox"? Really? Smallpox, which has been eliminated in nature... is being brought to the US by illegal aliens. Citation needed.” A brief description of the...
  • One in three children aged six to nine in Europe overweight or obese – study

    05/31/2016 3:16:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 31 May 2016 | Tim Radford
    One in three children in Europe between the ages of six and nine are either overweight or obese, according to a report that also warns that by 2025 the number of under-fives worldwide who are overweight will have risen from an estimated 41 million now to 70 million. Among the researchers’ other main findings is that between 20% and 30% of all inflammatory bowel disease now begins in childhood. They also report that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become the single most common cause of chronic liver disease among children and adolescents in western nations. Children as young as three...
  • The Immortality Hype

    05/28/2016 11:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Nautilus ^ | May 26, 2016 | Adam Piore
    It’d be easy to miss the unobtrusive brown door to Joon Yun’s second floor office, tucked away next to a dry cleaners and a hair salon in downtown Palo Alto, California. But the address itself speaks loud enough. Four-hundred-seventy University Avenue is located in the heart of a neighborhood that holds a special place in the lore of Silicon Valley start-up culture. A few minutes’ walk away are the early homes of PayPal, Facebook, and Google. Yet the early ambitions of these famous companies are modest when compared to the ideas I’ve come to discuss with Yun. I’ve been led...
  • VA Waits for Ailing Vets “Not So Bad” [semi-satire]

    05/28/2016 11:20:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    This week, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald rebuffed critics of the agency’s long queues for medical treatment of ailing veterans, comparing them to the long lines to get on rides at Disneyland. “No one is on the Disney Corporation’s case for the lengthy wait-times at their theme parks,” McDonald asserted. “Why should we get worked up over wait-times at VA hospitals?” “You know, if people can tolerate waiting an hour for something as frivolous as a roller coaster ride shouldn’t they be willing to wait a reasonable amount of time for something as crucial as medical care?” the Secretary...
  • D.A. Admits Breaking the Law When Indicting Planned Parenthood Investigator David Daleiden

    05/26/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An attorney representing Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Josh Schaffer, has admitted that he pressured the Harris County District Attorney’s office to refocus a grand jury investigation away from his client and onto pro-life journalists David Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, of the Center for Medical Progress. Schaeffer also confessed that Assistant District Attorney Sunni Mitchell did an “end around” the State Attorney General Ken Paxton in order to share sealed video evidence with Planned Parenthood. The grand jury later returned indictments against Daleiden and Merritt. Shaffer stated publicly that he was informed by the District Attorney’s office that no...
  • UTSA researchers close to using 3D printer to print organs

    05/26/2016 6:43:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WFAA-TV | May 12, 2016
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/utsa-researchers-close-to-using-3d-printer-to-print-organs/186674319
  • Corporate Cronies Raid Discount Drug Program Intended for Poor

    05/26/2016 8:05:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Megan Barth
    One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.—Milton Friedman The story of the 340B discount drug program is a classic example of a government program that has been hijacked. Established by the Veterans Healthcare Act of 1992, 340B was intended to give veterans and the indigent discounted drugs. Pharmaceutical companies could sell through to government veterans programs but had to offer a small amount of drugs at costs to help poor and indigent vets. According to the program’s requirements, covered entities must not resell or otherwise transfer 340B drugs to...
  • Obama’s Refugees and Surging Deadly Diseases in America

    05/26/2016 8:01:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The lethal violation of the nation's most basic public health protocols An outbreak of deadly infectious tuberculosis among refugees President Obama sent to Indiana is a frightening reminder that the administration’s dangerous immigration policies are putting American lives at risk. In a frenzied rush to bring as many non-English-speaking Third World aliens to the country as possible before his presidency ends in a few months, Obama is allowing Syrian war migrants and refugees to be brought into the country without first undergoing proper medical examinations, a violation of the nation’s most basic public health protocols.
  • Israelis Develop High-Speed 3D Printer for Stem Cells

    05/25/2016 6:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 25, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Israeli 3D printer firm Nano Dimension has successfully lab-tested a 3D bioprinter for stem cells, paving the way for the potential printing of large tissues and organs, the company said on Wednesday. While 3D printers are used already to create stem cells for research, Nano Dimension said the trial, conducted with Israeli biotech firm Accellta Ltd, showed its adapted printer could make large volumes of high resolution cells quickly....
  • VA Hospitals are not Disneyland – It’s time to privatize the VA now!

    05/24/2016 9:44:00 PM PDT · by pboyington · 10 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Yesterday, VA Secretary, Robert MacDonald set off a firestorm in the media when he compared long lines at Disneyland to the wait times veterans experience for health care, an analogy that riled veterans groups and lawmakers alike. MacDonald of all people should know better. He is a graduate of West Point and served with the famous All-American Division, the 82nd Airborne, before out-processing to greener pastures, namely Procter and Gamble, where he rose to CEO of the company before retiring from the private sector. Apparently, it doesn’t take too long to go from a free enterprise rainmaker to a federal...
  • What happens when you actually click on one of those “One Weird Trick” ads? [2013]

    05/24/2016 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | July 30, 2013 | Alex Kaufman
    You’ve seen them. Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention, popping up where you most expect them: those “One Weird Trick” ads ... [Snip]
  • Three Reforms to Bring Down Michigan Health Care Costs

    05/24/2016 9:44:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — The federal government’s involvement in health care policy has grown dramatically over recent decades. But when it comes to how and where health care services are delivered, and who may or may not provide care, state governments still play a major role — one Michigan is performing badly. That's the message from a panel of experts from Michigan and elsewhere recently assembled in Lansing, who offered some specific reforms that would make care more accessible and affordable in this state. The panel of four experts assembled for a Mackinac Center event called “Free Market Solutions to Problems in...
  • Obama Pushes for Zika Funding: ‘Mosquitoes Don’t Go Through Customs’

    05/22/2016 1:50:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 20, 2016 | 6:59 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Speaking from the White House Oval Office on Friday to press Congress to approve his request for $1.9 billion to fight the Zika virus, President Barack Obama said it is not as easy as building a wall to keep all mosquitoes out of the United States. “And understand that this is not something where we can build a wall to prevent — mosquitoes don’t go through Customs,” Obama said. “To the extent that we’re not handling this thing on the front end, we’re going to have bigger problems on the back end.” …
  • Humor the Antidepressant: Revenge

    05/22/2016 9:15:39 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Elizabeth Cowan
    Let’s be frank. Human beings are a vengeful lot. They are emotional and strike back in the heat of the moment. Few have learned that “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” Whether we admit it or not, each of us possesses both a light and dark side. But in most cases, one or the other is in control. Very few people find total balance and manage to maintain that balance. Consequently, our lives are a continuous roller coaster ride. Shall we start at the beginning and revisit the famous pastoral couple — Adam and Eve? Since there is no...
  • Idiots & Friends: ‘Yo quiero Taco Bell!’

    05/22/2016 9:11:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christopher Zimmermann
    Comas. Ha ha. There’s a funny topic. In the news recently was the story of a man named Jake Booth, who is a 35-year-old Army veteran living in Florida. He had suffered a heart attack as a result of a bad case of pneumonia and was put into a medically-induced coma. He woke from the coma on April 3, after a full 48 days of lying unconscious in a hospital bed. As he slowly opened his eyes, he saw his closest friends and family members sitting anxiously by his side, waiting for him to speak his first words. You would...
  • Do Heterosexuals Have Any Rights?

    05/22/2016 9:00:13 AM PDT · by kathsua · 29 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 22nd, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The current assault on women’s right to privacy in public restrooms implies that only those born with Gender Identity Disorder have any personal rights. GIDites believe that people with male anatomies who are dressed as women should be able to use restrooms designated for people with female anatomies. Women are justifiably concerned that sexual predators can take advantage of this situation and dress as women to gain access to women’s restrooms. Depriving women of their right to sexual privacy to accommodate men with a mental abnormality makes women second class citizens
  • Racing to enforce Bill C-14-murder by the state

    05/21/2016 6:15:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/16 | Diane Berderman
    We take life before it is born and we take life before nature calls. We are a nation without gratitude. Joseph Fletcher quoted in The Ethics of Genetic Control 1988, “The world no longer needs all the individuals we are capable of bringing into it—especially those who are unable to compete and are an unhappy burden to others. If the size of our families must be limited, surely we are entitled to children who are healthy rather than defective”(emphasis mine). This seems to be the mantra today. Entitlement. Only healthy children need apply to be born, when I want them....
  • Gallup to Businesses: Get On Board With Social Changes, Or Else

    05/20/2016 8:15:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 19, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    If you’ve been living under a rock and still question whether we’re seeing a breakdown of the traditional family, you won’t after this. A new Gallup poll released Thursday shows while fewer Americans are getting married – or are waiting much longer to get married – than in past decades, they feel little to no compulsion against having kids in the meantime. But rather than simply stating the numbers -- which are depressing enough -- Gallup felt compelled to throw in its two cents on how businesses – and society as a whole – should respond to the shift in...
  • New York State Will Let Some Illegal Aliens Teach, Practice Medicine

    05/19/2016 3:41:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 19, 2016 | 10:20 AM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    New York will allow some illegal immigrants to teach and practice medicine throughout the state beginning June 1, the Associated Press reported. The state’s licensing board — the Board of Regents — voted Tuesday to accept applications from people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. …
  • The deadliest disease of all

    05/19/2016 9:23:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/19/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Disease is the absence of health. Although many diseases still have the potential to end our life we have found ways to combat them and avoid the deadly pandemics of the past. History tells us between 75 and 200 million people died in Europe during the middle years of the 14th century. It took just six years to sweep across the continent and reduce the population by at least 1/3. Those who survived were emotionally and financially destroyed. Because of modern medicine and a clearer understanding of the how and why of epidemics we are at much less risk of...
  • Obama-elected ‘Pretty Boy’ Goes ‘Bully Boy’

    05/19/2016 8:21:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Judi McLeod
    Up until now many Canadians believed that a Pretty Boy Powder Puff had been installed as their prime minister, now he can be viewed as a brutish thug who will even stoop to physical force to get his own way Utterly missed in today’s media coverage of the story that should be headlined ‘Pretty Boy Goes Bully Boy’ from Canadian Parliament in action yesterday, is that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is desperate for Canadians to die faster, and that he was already an established bully before Barack Obama’s Campaign team helped elect him with a mere 39 percent of the...
  • NYC Mayor Orders Bars to Serve Pregnant Women [semi-satire]

    05/18/2016 4:29:26 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio banned bars operating in the city from refusing to serve alcohol to pregnant women. This is despite virtually universal medical advice against the consumption of alcohol by expectant mothers. The Mayor said he is "cognizant of the damage that might be done to an unborn child if its mother imbibes, but the possibility of harm is not a sufficient reason for a business establishment to discriminate against these women. Under New York's laws a woman has an unconstrained right to kill her unborn child if she so chooses. The less extreme option of...
  • Seattle's homeless Crisis: ULTIMATUM FOR SHARE

    05/17/2016 4:24:42 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball and Maurice Newhope
    The following is an email to the city of Seattle and administration Too whom it may concern: My name is Brian Ball. I am an activist, small businessman and lobbyist from the New England Area. I am head of the New England Alliance for liberty And Free markets which is part of the free state movement. Recently I and several of my associates infiltrated the SHARE/WHEEL organization Last winter and one of my other associates spent last summer in 2015 at several of the indoor shelters and tent cities. We are not happy at all with how SHARE/WHEEL conducts itself...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    05/17/2016 11:05:42 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 24 replies
    Myself | May 17, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Folks, this thread is either way late of very early [depending on how you look at it] . I have been getting notices from the State of Missouri Dept. of Conservation, about the deer population/s within our state. In one of our earlier discussions I brought up the subject of problems in prepping & food sourcing, like this. Here are a couple of the email I got; Arkansas deer disease findings prompt Missouri to increase sample collecting May 17, 2016 By Alisa Nelson The discovery this spring of 86 cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in northern Arkansas has...
  • Military Families Are Getting Shafted By Public Health Insurance

    05/17/2016 8:42:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press | 05/17/16 | Megan Barth
    TRICARE should admit wrongdoing and pay past due amounts to the UVP states It is no secret that America’s veterans are getting the shaft. We have seen these troubling headlines: A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list Veteran dies after setting himself on fire outside New Jersey VA clinic The stories behind these and similar headlines reveal that America has not lived up to its promise to “care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan.” In fact, military families, specifically the children of military families, face similar...
  • White House Dismisses Court Ruling on Obamacare [semi-satire]

    05/14/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Federal Judge Rosemary Collyer's ruling that the Obama Administration has been illegally subsidizing health insurance companies failed to faze the President or his minions. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest mocked "the impotence of the President's political opponents. These court cases are an act of desperation. The GOP has lost this battle in the public arena. Voters reelected President Obama. That gives him all the mandate he needs to govern this country. Complaining that Congress never appropriated the money for the subsidies seeks to elevate a constitutional technicality above the will of voters." The "constitutional technicality" that Judge Collyer found persuasive...
  • Federal court to Obama: You can’t spend money on ObamaCare if Congress didn’t allocate

    05/13/2016 9:01:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Federal court to Obama: Sorry, champ, you can't spend money on ObamaCare if Congress didn't allocate it It seemed an astoundly obvious case. The power of the purse belongs to Congress, and the executive branch can’t just spend money if Congress never passed a bill allocating the money. But ths is the presidency of Barack Obama, where things like the Constitution and balances of power are mere puzzles to be solved by a power-crazed executive. Remember, this is the guy who regularly declares, “If Congress won’t act, I will!” No, champ. If Congress won’t act, you can’t. That’s how the...
  • Major League Baseball Throws a Spitball at Puerto Rico

    05/12/2016 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/16 | Michael Fumento
    It's hysteria, Carlos Beltran. Pure hysteria. Puerto Rico was thrown out of the game before it even entered the stadium It’s a common theme of mine that the American spirit is growing steadily weaker. One way in which we see that is the propensity to become hysterical at the least provocation, the proverbial elephant afraid of the mouse. Witness the ongoing hysteria over the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The latest victim is the impoverished U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which has struck out with Major League Baseball. A two-game series scheduled for the territory is being moved to Miami. Why? The...
  • Prayer Request

    05/11/2016 7:25:00 PM PDT · by mkjessup · 87 replies
    Mark Jessup @ Free Republic ^ | May 11 2016 | MkJessup
    I'm asking for prayer in behalf of my Uncle in Tennessee, he's 74 and has generally enjoyed great health, however a recent biopsy of a suspicious skin area near the right temple revealed an active melanoma, doctors have cut that away and awaiting pathology reports, they will also be examining the lymph nodes for any possible spread of the cancer as yet undetected.
  • A mother’s final wish: A family vacation to Marco Island

    05/10/2016 5:15:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    naplesnews.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Sandra Baer
    When Melanie Latulippe, 42, was asked what wish she wanted granted by the Dream Foundation she chose a family vacation on Marco Island. What she got was the perfect vacation and the fact that it coincided with Mother's Day made it even better. "I feel like it's a fairy tale come true," said Latulippe, who was diagnosed with colon cancer two years ago. "I wanted to come here with my husband and sons to just have time for the four of us."
  • What the Bathroom Wars are Really All About [Gear UP!]

    05/10/2016 4:47:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 9, 2016 | John Horvat II
    The so-called bathroom wars have nothing to do with bathrooms but are all about war. The push to allow a person to use the bathroom of his or her choice is merely the latest phase of the sexual revolution. It is part of a relentless war to bring about an irrational equality that now seeks to break down the final public barriers that make the sexes different. Let’s face it. Once it is held that anyone can use the bathroom that he or she feels comfortable with, the words “men” and “women” on the door are meaningless since anyone can...
  • Oh, It's Not A Racket? (Pharmacology)

    05/09/2016 7:13:29 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 87 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | May 9, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Oh yes it is. "My parents were just vacationing in Europe (they go often so they're aware of how stuff works). My mom is diabetic and had a shortage of insulin while in France, they went to the drugstore and she showed the bottle of Humalog which is what she uses in the United States and the price in the United States is around $240 a bottle which is charged to her Medicare and insurance and can only be prescribed by her doctor." "The pharmacist recognized the bottle and without having to go to a doctor sold her a bottle...