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Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Obamacare in "Transition Phase" [semi-satire]

    10/23/2016 10:56:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    Health insurance premium hikes and dwindling service alternatives under the Affordable Care Act were described by President Obama as "a transition phase of the program." "Right now a lot of people are whining about having to pay more or having no choice of doctors or plans where they live," Obama remarked. "All of these complaints originate from a selfish individual perspective. Sure, some isolated individuals may have to pay more and get less, but in the more crucial issue of our progress toward collective social justice we are on track." Before Obamacare, annual family premiums for employer-provided coverage cost an...
  • Hillary "Horrified" by Trump's Abortion Comments [semi-satire]

    10/22/2016 11:08:56 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    At this week's debate, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton professed herself "horrified" by GOP rival Donald Trump's denunciation of partial-birth abortions as "ripping babies out of the womb" and criticizing the practice as "terrible" and "unacceptable." "Granted, the elimination of these near term fetuses is a gruesome procedure," she admitted. "But what's more gruesome is Trump's attempt to use these tragic medical interventions as a scare tactic to overturn the rights established by Roe v. Wade. For too long state legislatures across the country unfairly prohibited or restricted a woman's right to an abortion. Fortunately, in 1973 the Supreme Court...
  • Obama on soaring health insurance premiums: ‘I had nothing to do with that’

    10/21/2016 10:45:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    ObamaCare has had a disastrous effect on the health insurance market in this country, and it takes a hell of a lot of nerve for this guy to stand there and say it couldn't possibly have anything to do with him Sure, it’s classic Obama deflection. He could probably smear dog crap on the bottom of your shoe and somehow make the case that it was all because of Republicans. He is that brazen. But it’s also a classic case of something Obama shares with many other liberals - the utter failure to understand that when the government messes around...
  • NeverTrump Agonistes: Trump is the Only Pro-Life Choice

    10/21/2016 8:16:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Lifezette ^ | October 20, 2016 | Laura Ingraham
    Now that we are done with the presidential debates, with just a few weeks until Election Day, the choice for the country could not be more stark. Hillary Clinton promises to continue the economic and foreign policy path of Barack Obama, which has weakened our country and emboldened our enemies. By expanding government spending, forgiving student loan debt, granting amnesty to millions of illegals, raising taxes, continuing with Obamacare, Madam President would massively pile on debt to a nation already leveraged to the hilt. As for Donald Trump, he will streamline government, cut taxes, incentivize businesses to bring assets back...
  • Obama Calls For Public Option, Which He Once Hedged Against

    10/21/2016 6:42:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2016 | Ali Rogin
    President Barack Obama pushed today to renew focus on a so-called “public option” in the insurance marketplace -- a popular item among progressives, but one Obama publicly hedged against during negotiations leading to the passage of his signature health care law. In a speech in Miami, Obama said the public option would “give folks more options in those places where there’s just not enough insurers to compete.” But the president did not mention how during the 2009 negotiations over what’s now known as Obamacare the White House used the public option as a bargaining chip -- dropping it as a...
  • Yes Jesus Loves Me

    10/19/2016 2:17:04 PM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 10/19/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Instrumental, Jesus Loves Me, played on the mandolin by myself, with sing along lyrics of three verses. This is to let everyone now that our Nation is at a crossroad and lets pray for America but know this Jesus really Loves You and Cares, all is in His Care and Hands.
  • America is addicted, sleepy and becoming comatose.

    10/18/2016 11:04:20 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 18, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Hillary and her media titillate us with their sexual fantasies and put us to sleep with heroin for the body and heroin for the mind. Trump yells "Wake up and Fix our open borders!" Hillary mumbles "America is already great and that's not who we are." Is "H" for Hillary or Heroin? Sources of America's Hard Drugs Most heroin consumed in America enters across our southern border. According to the DEA, the majority of the heroin consumed in the United States comes from Mexico (50%) and Colombia (43-45%) via Mexican criminal cartels such as Sinaloa Cartel.[90] However, these statistics may be significantly unreliable,...
  • China’s Wild Ginseng Craze Has Spread All the Way to Appalachia

    10/17/2016 4:27:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | October 17, 2016
    The Far East’s Ginseng root is best known for its medicinal (and aphrodisiacal) qualities. The root, in its natural state, is wildly popular in Asia—but also in short supply. To sate this demand, a black market for wild ginseng has cropped in the most unlikely of places: Appalachia. Currently, the global market for wild ginseng is around $2 billion. Long a staple in China and Korea, the root is finding new popularity in Singapore and Malaysia now, too. Most ginseng is grown in factory-like settings on a mass scale. But wild ginseng is considered more potent and, thus, more expensive....
  • Democrat Doctors Biased Against Guns in the Home

    10/17/2016 6:37:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A survey done at Yale, based on doctors political party registration, found that there was a significant difference in how Republican and Democrat doctors treated patients who owned guns. From And Democratic doctors were 66 percent more likely to say they’d urge parents of small children not to store guns in the home — while Republican doctors instead preferred to ask about safe storage of the firearms, concluded the survey, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “This was really an eye-opener,” said bioethicist Nancy Berlinger of The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institute. She wasn’t...
  • Coming next in ObamaCare: Insurance rationing?

    10/16/2016 5:30:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 14, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    For Minnesotans, coming next is meant literally. In order to keep insurers from fleeing the Mnsure ObamaCare exchange, Commerce Commissioner Mark Rothman and Governor Mark Dayton had to agree to massive rate increases across the board, which have garnered most of the headlines and discussion in this state and around the nation. Another less-discussed concession, though, might have even worse portents for the unaffordable Affordable Care Act. Rothman and Dayton have allowed insurers to cap enrollments in order to limit their losses — an act of rationing that may set precedent for negotiations in other states. David Montgomery reported it...
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as accessory to Aboriginal suicides

    10/16/2016 8:26:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/16 | Colin Alexander
    Maybe we should bestow on Trudeau the sobriquet Mr. Fork-Tongue. And on Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Doctor Do-Little! It may seem over the top to denounce Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett as accessories to death. But let’s wake them up! The PM lives by the $500 gourmet dinner on the prime-ministerial airplane, daily photo-ops and acceptance of the ritual headdress from the Tsuut’ina First Nation near Calgary. But like President Obama’s acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, what’s Trudeau been doing for Aboriginals to justify the honour? Young people are dying while Trudeau and Bennett...
  • Univ. of Florida to students: If someone’s Halloween costume upsets you, counselors are ready

    10/14/2016 7:31:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Masquerading as educators God only knows what might actually be acceptable when you dress up and head out to mooch candy. We already know you can’t dress in a sexy burka, and I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest David Duke won’t go over well. Anyway, if you’re a University of Florida student and someone’s Halloween costume upsets you, fret not. Or do. And as you’re fretting about oh-so-upsetting costumes that “reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions,” there are counselors waiting 24/7 to take your call: October brings fall weather and Halloween. If you...
  • Tim Tebow lays hands on man, seizure stops

    10/12/2016 11:35:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Miracle?... What’s the bigger surprise here? That the Washington Post wrote a story about a Scottsdale Scorpions game in the Arizona Fall League? Or that the Post actually took somewhat seriously the possibility that a Christian man laid hands on an ailing person and performed some modicum of healing? I don’t think the chances are very good that they run tomorrow’s Salt River Rafters box score, so I guess you’ve got your answer.
  • Taking ibuprofen could raise heart risk by a fifth

    10/11/2016 7:36:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 29, 2016 | Sophie Borland
    Ibuprofen and other painkillers may trigger a heart condition which affects almost a million Britons, a major study has shown. Patients who regularly take the pills are up to 20 per cent more likely to develop heart failure. Long-term use of the medication causes chemical reactions in the body which place extra strain on the heart, research suggests. This can lead to heart failure in patients who have a history of previous heart attacks or high blood pressure. An estimated 900,000 adults in Britain have heart failure which occurs when the muscle becomes too weak to pump blood around the...
  • Bear Spray Failure in Montana (video)

    10/11/2016 3:30:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another documented bear spray failure.  In this case the victim chose to use bear spray instead of the pistol he had with him.  It is an interesting contrast with Kim Woodman, who was also charged by a sow grizzly with cubs.  Kim had a 10 mm pistol, a Glock model 20.  He stopped the charging grizzly at almost contact distance. Kim only had 30 yards to react.  Todd says the grizzly charged him from 80 yards off. Link to video From Todd's facebook post:  I yelled a number of times so she knew I was human and would hopefully...
  • YouTube Hides and SLAPS WARNING on New Trump Ad About Hillary’s Health

    10/11/2016 12:01:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 11, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    YouTube has ‘unlisted’ and added a warning to the new Donald Trump ad entitled “Dangerous” posted Tuesday morning by the Team Trump account that focuses on national security and warns that Hillary Clinton does not have the stamina and judgment to keep America safe. YouTube also placed the ad behind the “Restricted Mode” firewall that blocks “inappropriate content’.
  • "The Island Where People Forget to Die" and Social Ecosystems

    10/10/2016 7:39:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 08 April 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    You might have seen this article The Island Where People Forget to Die a few years ago. I recently re-read this exploration of "blue zones" where people habitually live long, productive lives, and read a companion piece on the "blue zone" author's discoveries about food and diet: My Dinner With Longevity Expert Dan Buettner. What really struck me in this re-reading was the centrality of purposeful work and a robust social ecosystem in the lives of the productive/active elderly. This mechanical mindset leads us to conclude that doing time on a treadmill and being hyper-vigilant about sticking to a strict...
  • Why I’ve Never Forgotten a Japanese Girl

    10/10/2016 11:59:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/16 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    Even expensive MRIs, designed to detect even minute spinal cord changes, are at times unable to diagnose the cause of pain 58 years ago I made an unfortunate decision. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong Japanese girl. But the problem was not what you’re thinking! Rather, I was in Tokyo, travelling with my wife and her parents. My father-in-law and I decided to experience a Japanese massage at the Imperial Hotel. During the event a petite masseuse suddenly struck the side of my head with a hard blow. I swear to High Heaven...
  • Artful Veteran Affairs

    10/10/2016 10:41:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/16 | Joanna Rosamund
    We’ve got to stop using veterans as political pawns Department of Veteran Affairs has for its mission statement: To fulfill President Lincoln´s promise: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America´s Veterans. Naturally, funds are needed to serve the purpose, but how come it is that the VA goes on an art shopping spree while our Veterans’ life span is dramatically reduced by inhuman living conditions and lack of medical care? While the department worries about overpayments to ex-soldiers and...
  • Diseases Once Eradicated Are Making a Comeback

    10/10/2016 9:00:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/10/16 | Karen Lees
    The perfect storm for a humanitarian and public health disaster is brewing in the U.S. and the mainstream media is largely ignoring it. It’s the politically incorrect elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. With the influx of well over one million new persons each year not born in the U.S, diseases that rarely occurred or were eliminated have begun to re-emerge, putting all Americans at risk. Breitbart reports, “Until recently, most Americans believed these diseases were gone from our shores for good. But a politicized public health system and a rise in the subsidized migration...
  • Humor the Antidepressant: Rules, or How I learned to tow the PC line

    10/09/2016 6:34:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald | Elizabeth Cowan
    Do you remember the 1964 movie “Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”? In any event, that movie title inspired today’s column because of its obvious tongue-in-cheek nature. To be politically correct: Thou shalt not look another person in the eye while walking down the hall at work or on the street. That person may feel intimidated by your bold and uninvited eye contact.
  • Venezuela crisis: Caracas hospital shows sorry state of health system

    10/08/2016 10:00:14 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/8/2016 | Julian Keane
    Asked if children are dying because of political mismanagement and corruption, Maritza Landaeta sighs wearily and, with an air of resignation, says: "Yes."
  • DSN reader polls show narrow preference for Trump (Drug Store Industry)

    10/07/2016 12:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Drug Store News ^ | October 7, 2016
    As Election Day draws near, it looks like a slim majority of Drug Store News readers would prefer to see Donald Trump in the White House, according to our most recent online reader poll. Though the candidates are separated by fewer than 100 votes, at press time, 51% of readers (1163 votes) said they would vote Trump if the election were tomorrow, whereas 49% (1101 votes) said Hillary Clinton was their pick. These are the most recent results, but Drug Store News has been asking readers all year for their opinions on which candidate’s policies they would favor. We began...
  • Barbara Boxer & Chelsea Clinton join Bill Clinton in slamming ObamaCare

    10/06/2016 8:49:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/16 | Robert Laurie
    Single Payer push On Tuesday, I talked about the real reason Bill Clinton and The New York Times had suddenly decided to attack ObamaCare as an expensive, confusing, unworkable mess. Far from being an off-the-cuff comment, I argued, Bill was doing exactly what he’d been ordered to do. The left is salivating over the federal power that would come with a single payer system, Hillary’s wanted one for decades, and they need to boost support in key liberal demos. This is their pivot moment. As I wrote two days ago: It’s time to pivot toward single payer. Of course, this...
  • The real reason the Clintons - and the New York Times - are suddenly trashing ObamaCare

    10/04/2016 12:17:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Hint: They don't care about your healthcare in the least. • Impossible to argue otherwise • Pivot Toward Single Payer This morning, Dan discussed a recent Bill Clinton speech in which the former President trashed Obamacare as a “crazy” system which hurts small business. In case you haven’t seen the clips, seen below. So, if they’re admitting what conservatives said all along - that ObamaCare is an unworkable mess - you have to ask why. Here’s the answer:
  • ObamaCare a 'crazy system' that 'doesn't work', says . . . Bill Clinton?

    10/04/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Frenemy. He’s right, of course, although you suspect his preferred solution is not a free market system that lets individuals make their own economic arrangements without the interference of the state. ObamaCare is just about the craziest thing in the world, and not only for the people who make just too much to get subsidies. It’s crazy for the people with subsidies too because the quality of the care they can receive under such a cost-controlled structure is far less than if they simply paid the same money out of pocket directly for services.
  • ObamaCare losses so bad there's no money to bail out the insurers

    10/03/2016 9:28:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/16 | Herman Cain
    But Obama wants to do it anyway, and where do you suppose he wants to get the money? You can have one guess A few days ago, we talked about the continued disaster that is ObamaCare. But I thought it would be worth taking a close look at one specific aspect of this disaster, because if President Obama gets his way, it will cost you. Dearly. You might remember that, back in the days when the Obama Administration was trying to ram ObamaCare through Congress, health insurers were strangely on board supporting the bill. Why would they do that?
  • How a Trump presidency would actually go

    10/03/2016 9:26:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Probably nothing like his critics - or his supporters - think To listen to some Trump supporters, you’d think a President Trump would swoop into Washington, apply his mad skills and business acumen to clean up Washington, pull in the reins on the federal bureaucracy, tame the IRS and get things running in a ship-shape manner. To listen to some of his critics, Trump would destroy all rights for minorities, women and the disabled while completely mismanaging everything Washington does and ultimately pushing all the nuclear buttons, thus destroying the world.
  • The Failure of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

    10/03/2016 9:19:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/3/16 | Dr. John D. Lilly
    Deaths in the U.S. due to prescription drug overdose are reaching crisis proportions. The increase in the death rate due to all prescription drugs has been primarily due to the increase in prescription opioid pain medications. State governments are looking for a solution to the problem. Historically, it has been very easy for people to obtain opioid prescriptions from multiple doctors; therefore, an obvious solution is to monitor who is receiving all opioid prescriptions. States enacted Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) which record who is filling opioid prescription medications at every pharmacy in the state. The information goes into a...
  • Feasting on the dead

    10/03/2016 7:43:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/16 | Patrick Hahn
    Gutted: Polypharmacy and the epidemic of suicide among post-9/11 veterans “Hammerhead sharks feasting on the dead make a unique sound.” So says William, a disabled Navy veteran and survivor of a horrifying incident that occurred in the Persian Gulf. At the age of twenty, William enlisted in the Navy and served for six years, working on radar and weapons systems. On 18 November 2001, he was part of a team from the destroyer USS Peterson that boarded the Samra, a suspected oil smuggler sailing under the UAE flag. The Samra capsized on the port side, and William spent the night...
  • “Migrants” Bring In Rare Diseases, Excessive Demands

    10/02/2016 8:12:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Incoming migrants are bringing long-eradicated diseases “Put the pick in there…and turn it round real neat. ...You are so beautiful, my Baron. Your skin…Your diseases — lovingly cared for, for all eternity!” —Baron Harkonnen’s doctor treating the diseased pustules in the Baron’s skin, DUNE, 1984. “Incoming migrants are bringing long-eradicated diseases to Germany and are putting the medical system under extreme stress. As well as bringing a rising tide of crime and attitudes towards women that many consider incompatible with modern European values, the over one and a half million migrants who flowed into Germany last year have also brought...
  • Presidential election the ultimate jury trial

    10/01/2016 6:33:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus ^ | September 30, 2016 | John Donald O'Shea
    I recently received and watched a 16.6 minute YouTube video featuring Dr. Ted Noel, the former director of NovaMed Surgery Center in Orlando, Fla. Dr. Noel states up front that he is not Hillary Clinton's medical doctor, has not examined her, and that he is not a Hillary Clinton supporter. Based on videos of Hillary Clinton since 2005, he concludes that she suffers from Parkinson's Disease, and for that reason, that she is unfit to serve as president. Snopes writes to debunk what Dr. Noel has said; they could be correct. But watch Dr. Noel's video yourself: You judge:
  • Glendale tot with rare condition awaits intestine, liver transplant

    10/01/2016 2:03:03 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 9 replies
    self | October 1, 2016 | AzNascarFan
    I tried to link the article but it is at the Arizona Repugnant and due to copyright complaints apparently we cant directly post their articles... This article is about my Grandson Jaxson... I had a prayer request thread Hereabout 2 months ago, when the doctors told us he might be in the hospital until a donor was found... Since then, things have happened in almost a miraculous fashion for those of us who understand the power or prayer.
  • (Vanity) Hillary's left eye does the rhumba during Bernie's warm-up speech in Durham NH

    09/30/2016 7:13:15 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 72 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 30, 2016 | Seizethecarp
    At about 2 min. into the video Hillary's left eye begins to jump around eratically and you can tell that she is becoming distressed by it. She is becoming concerned that her usual head-bob is not concealing it. The eye is going every which way completely out of control. It goes on for several minutes and ends only when Bernies announces it is time for her to spead. I haven't seen this picked up elsewhere. FReepers please feel free to provide links if it has! It could be isolated and blown up for medical professionals to analyze.
  • ObamaCare, HillaryCare . . .they don't care

    09/29/2016 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Herman Cain
    It's awful for you, but they're getting what they've been after all along. Many voters don’t remember the failed predecessor of ObamaCare. It was called HillaryCare in the early 1990s. Hillary Clinton was an unelected, non-official put in charge of a commission to design a plan to hijack the U.S. health care system. It failed when the public found out what was in it and pressured the Senate to abandon it, which they did. In 2009, President Obama, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shoved ObamaCare down the throats of the American people. They...

    09/28/2016 2:40:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedbergy
    Freaking HILLARY and her medical or nonmedical hijinks and perjorations are a DISTRACTION Okay, calmed down yet? Many recently witnessed the the most over-marketed, over-produced, and over-sold product in human history. Bill Clinton’s wife, backed by a rabid, global propaganda machine never seen before on Earth. And by variegated forces, from average Democrats, politicians, invested socialists and entertainers—to seething, rampaging, world-dominant Globalists. Okay. Big Fkg Deal: she did not fall down; she did not faint; she did not seize; she did not throw up.
  • Trump: Poll numbers, health records, economic plan

    09/28/2016 2:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The St. John's University Torch ^ | September 28, 2016 | Anthony Savino
    Republican candidate Donald Trump is constantly in the news cycle with election day less than two months away-especially in such a tight race like this one. To the Democrats’ dismay, he has been leading in national and statewide polls. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted his thanks to Nevada citizens, where he leads Clinton by 2%. In Ohio and Florida, which are both swing states, Trump leads by 5% and 3% respectively according to CNN/ORC Polls. Trump also met with Doctor Oz, confirming his clean bill of health. Other than a suggestion to drop some pounds, Trump’s campaign said he “is in...
  • Hillary was stifling a cough in Situation Room photo of raid on Osama bin Laden Compound

    09/28/2016 7:06:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/16 | judi McLeod
    "I am somewhat sheepishly concerned that it was my preventing one of my early spring allergic coughs" Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s coughing fits are at least five years old. Clinton’s video-taped coughing fits are not exclusive to the 2016 Election Campaign. Clinton had the same coughing fits when she was Secretary of State back in 2011. In fact, in her own words, then Secretary of State Clinton, who had been depicted with her hand covering her mouth in the iconic White House photograph of President Barack Obama and his top advisers watching live footage of the raid on Osama...
  • 6 things you never knew about Spam.

    09/28/2016 6:12:27 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/28/16 | Dan Myers
    Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam…is there any food product that’s more divisive than Spam? When it comes to this American staple, you either love it or you hate it. But it’s actually one of the more intriguing food products out there, with a long, wild history. Here are six things that you probably didn’t know about this legendary tinned lunch meat.
  • Mother

    09/27/2016 5:12:42 PM PDT · by lyby · 57 replies
    lyby | September 27, 2016 | lyby
    Dear FReeper Family, I, my family and I, have reached an impasse. We live in Alabama, and my mother and my only sibling, a younger sister, and her family live in Virginia, very near to Mama. Unfortunately, I find myself needing legal counsel in order to determine how best to take care of Mama. If there is a fellow FReeper who can communicate privately with me, I would be extremely grateful. I have no idea what questions to ask or to whom I should pose those questions. As of now, I am in research mode and any assistance is most...
  • Sinemet side effect? Excessive blinking can be caused by drug used to treat Parkinsonism

    09/26/2016 10:26:07 PM PDT · by Fixit · 10 replies ^ | Cerner Multum, Inc.
    Tell your doctor if you experience unlikely but serious side effects including: greatly increased eye blinking/twitching,
  • IRS to Warn Uninsured [semi-satire]

    09/25/2016 9:12:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | John Semmens
    Irked by the decision of 20 million Americans who have declined to sign up for Obamacare, the IRS is crafting a letter to advise them of the "antisocial implications" of non-participation. Commissioner John Koskinen explained that "failure to enroll evinces a lack of cooperation with a policy that the government has determined is necessary. Non-compliers may feel that enrollment is optional. It is not. That's why there is a fine. Paying the fine doesn't get them off the hook." Koskinen pointed out that "not only does the amount of the fine ratchet up each year, our Agency has other tools...
  • [Vanity] What drugs will Hillary be on for the debate?

    09/25/2016 12:17:44 AM PDT · by Fhios · 73 replies
    Total Vanity
    Thinking about the debates and Hillary's poor health, I was thinking what drugs are they likely to pump her up on for the debates and what are the potential pitfalls for them. Probably a prednisone regimen 4 days leading up to the debate, a prescription strength throat analgesic. I think she'll be very aggressive while straining to keep her voice soft and steady. I wouldn't be surprised if she's sandbagging a bit on the health. Cancelling events to keep her from the more communistic gaffs she's prone too. Hopefully Trump sees through this and they figure out a way to...
  • Clinton's eyes — a window into her health issues

    09/23/2016 9:04:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/23/16 | John Coppedge
    In 2014 Conan O'Brien did a spoof of Hillary Clinton's interview with Diane Sawyer about her lack of lingering health issues following her 2012 concussion. In an obviously photoshopped version, Clinton's eyes are made to oscillate crazily. It was a very funny piece. Now, it may not seem so funny. Hillary Clinton exhibited abnormal eye movements during her recent speech in Philadelphia and they were not photo-shopped. Her eyes did not always move in the same direction at the same time. It appears that she has a problem with her left sixth cranial nerve. That nerve serves only one function...
  • Why we should treat Islamophobia as a public health issue

    09/22/2016 5:53:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies ^ | Sep. 22, 2016 | Goleen Samari
    When I was 16, a Texas police officer pulled me over and said "it's people like you that are ruining this country. Go back to your country." People who speed, I thought? Girls who are late for figure skating practice? I wasn't sure what he meant. What country was I supposed to go to? I was born and raised in Austin. Then, it dawned on me. It was a month after 9/11, and he meant Muslims. Islamophobia is widespread. In the 15 years that have followed the Sept. 11 attacks, many Muslim or Middle Eastern Americans have been repeatedly...
  • Baltimore councilman introduces replica gun ban

    09/21/2016 12:45:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Christen Smith
    A Baltimore City Council member introduced a replica gun ban Monday criminalizing the possession of any toy or imitation weapon “that can reasonably be perceived to be a real firearm.” Councilman James Kraft told The Baltimore Sun he sponsored the legislation “to protect the city’s youth.” In April, city police officers shot 14-year-old Dedric Colvin in the shoulder and leg on a street in East Baltimore. Colvin was carrying a BB gun officers said resembled a semiautomatic pistol. Similar incidents have unfolded across the country. Last week police officers in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed 13-year-old Tyree King after...
  • Was Obamacare designed to fail?

    09/20/2016 6:30:49 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Obamacare was designed to fail. It’s a gigantic con job. It was drawn up in such a way that it would eventually collapse thus theoretically clearing the way for single-payer Well, DUH! Of course Obamacare was designed to fail. The system is built on lies. It is a Trojan horse for a total government takeover of health care in the United States. In an op-ed in The Hill, Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D., who practices family medicine in Newport Beach, Calif., examines the issue. He writes: As ObamaCare’s troubles mount, I’ve heard my patients and my peers in healthcare ask: How...
  • Humor the Antidepressant: Insult with style

    09/18/2016 10:17:46 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Elizabeth Cowan
    You have to admit there is a twisted sense of satisfaction derived from delivering a good insult. It is even more gratifying when your intended target does not realize it is an insult. Now, do not be squishy. No one is immune to the innate desire and even need to retaliate against folks who caused physical or mental anguish to you or someone near and dear to you. Sometimes turning the other cheek is not an option, particularly if the object of your retaliatory insult suffers from the pachyderm syndrome – thick skinned, thick headed and vocabulary disadvantaged. Before we...

    09/16/2016 5:12:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Doctor Strangelove, meet Hillary I quit ten years ago, and don’t want to do it anymore, but I used to optimize and promote websites. It fell upon me eventually to use my skills on porn sites—websites offering various kinds of pornography. This included work for such luminaries as Mistress Agony, Captain Wanky, The All Thai Girly Boy Blews Band, and many colorful others. I had also worked on Plus Size lingerie and costumes sites, for beautiful, larger women.
  • Ever wanted to try synchronized swimming? Here’s your chance.

    09/16/2016 1:06:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | September 15, 2016 | Lauren McDonald
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If you like to dance and you like to swim, synchronized swimming is for you! The Colorado Novas are Colorado Springs’ home synchronized swim team, and they are currently holding tryouts.