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  • Doctors to get Medicare pay cut if they don't 'meaningfully' use electronic medical records

    12/19/2014 6:18:33 PM PST · by nicmarlo · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 19, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The bullying of the nation’s physicians continues apace, now turning to penalizing doctors who don’t meet the administration’s one-size-fits-all approach to medical records. Bruce Japsen of Forbes reports: More than 250,000 physicians and other health professionals are being notified as early as today that their payments from Medicare and Medicaid will be cut because they aren’t adequately using electronic health records in their practices, the Obama administration confirmed. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, known as CMS, is telling about 257,000 eligible medical care providers who are largely physicians that they will be paid 1 percent less in reimbursement...
  • Abortion giant Planned Parenthood uses teen peer advocates to sell services

    12/19/2014 5:56:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Saynsumthn Blog ^ | Saynsumthn
    n one of the worst videos I’ve ever seen, yet right on Que – abortion giant Planned Parenthood is using teens called peer advocates to promote their “services” which include sex advice and abortion. PICTURES AND VIDEOS ON LINK
  • Is Joel Osteen within miles of clinic where babies who survive abortions are murdered ?

    12/19/2014 1:55:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Saynsumthn ^ | June 6, 2013 | Saynsumthn
    50 churches within 2 miles of “Texas Gosnell’s” late-term abortion clinic (Osteen’s – 3 miles) WARNING GRAPHIC ABORTION IMAGES ON LINK! Says, Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek: “The worst part of this poster, in my opinion, is the fine print at the bottom: “This child was murdered in Texas by abortionist Douglas Karpen within 2 miles of 50 visible churches.Lakewood Church, which boasts a weekly attendance of 43,500, and where Joel Osteen is pastor, is located only three miles from this Houston clinic. This is just one example. Were snapshots taken inside very abortion clinic in America we would see photos...
  • Please pray for son's classmate! (vanity)

    12/19/2014 10:01:49 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 85 replies
    me (our school's head nun) | 12/19/14 | me
    Got shocking e-mail from our school's director just an hour ago that one of my son's classmate's mother died yesterday! Please pray to God for help and blessings!
  • Beaver Attacks are Serious

    12/18/2014 8:48:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 71 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I had missed this article when it came out in June of 2014.   It was particularly startling because there is no mention of the beaver having rabies.  The animal literally jumped out of the water, grabbed the kayaker by the arm, and pulled him from the boat.  From wtvr.com: “It’s just a freak thing. This beaver was upset about something and went after him,” kayaking trainer Nate Reynolds said. “I heard him yell my name, so I come running out. As soon as I came out, I see the boat flip over, so the beaver had actually jumped...
  • 10 Harmful Ways Gov’t Will Use Your Data

    12/17/2014 8:08:41 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    HIPAA is why there's a new plan to share your data. A 28-page federal document proposes to share your medical records with 37 federal agencies. (See graphic of the week below). The deadline for public comments on this sweeping intrusion is Friday, February 6, 2015. Go here to tell them what you think. Without privacy, you have no control. He who holds the data makes the rules. The Obama administration is gathering your data to seize control of your doctor. The 2009 mandate for every doctor to have electronic health records (EHRs) was considered foundational to imposing Obamacare. Even though...
  • "US Voters Are Stupid", That's How Obamacare Was Passed

    12/17/2014 4:26:34 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 12 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Jonathan Gruber is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) health economist who was one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) in America, modelled on the UK's NHS. Not once, but twice he has been caught on tape saying that the "stupidity of the American voter" made a certain amount of duplicity necessary to the passage of Obamacare. The first time was during the panel sessions at the 2013 Annual Health Economics Conference, the video of which you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. (The relevant remarks are at 20:25.)...
  • Medical Conspiracy Theory

    12/17/2014 9:11:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/17/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Following the assassination of JFK in November, 1963, the word “conspiracy” would enter common parlance. Defined as “A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful” [Oxford Dictionaries], the term leaves plenty of room for interpretation. At the very least, who decides what is “unlawful” or “harmful”? How can we be sure that the entity determining this is not itself a conspiracy? As the kids might say, “How meta can you get?” In the health field, most alleged conspiracies involve either a major life-threatening illness that supports lucrative therapies, or a chronic condition in which conventional allopathic...
  • Prayer Request

    12/17/2014 6:15:55 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 63 replies
    Just a quick prayer request for my pet Buster. He's having surgery this morning to remove a well-contained tumor in a lymph node. It should go well, but I ask for prayers for him and the medical staff working with him this morning. He's in good shape to recover and we're asking for everything to go smoothly and for a good recovery. Thanks,
  • OH: Unlucky? Clerk Shoots 2nd Robber in Three Years

    12/16/2014 12:26:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Grayson Matthews, above, has bad luck.  He has had to defend the family convenience store twice.  Once, back in 2011, he shot a robber who was pretending to have a shotgun.  That guy was wearing a plastic bag over his head with eye holes cut in it.  It must have been hard to see out of.   From journal-news.com: Matthews told the suspect he kept more money in his front right pocket of his pants. He showed Wright the money, switched it from his right to his left hand, and when Wright’s eyes followed, Matthews told him he kept...
  • Obamacare and Eugenics

    12/16/2014 8:52:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12.15.14 | David Catron
    he scariest words uttered during Jonathan Gruber’s recent appearance before the House Oversight Committee were “positive selection.” They were read aloud by Republican Rep. Thomas Massie, from a 1997 paper the professor co-authored concerning abortion. The opus in question made the Congressman uneasy because of the following passage: “By 1993 all cohorts under the age 19 were born under legalized abortion and we estimate steady state savings of $1.6 billion per year from positive selection.” Rep. Massie asked the professor what was meant by “positive selection.” This question was evidently not anticipated in Gruber’s pre-testimony coaching, so he became evasive....
  • Events and the flow of history are taking us along for the ride

    12/16/2014 8:32:51 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Who is in charge of our nation today in mid-December, 2014? The answer seems to be nobody. We have a lawless president and Attorney General, trying everything they can to control our lives; but last month’s election showed they are only able to present obstacles to our lives. Neither the House nor the Senate is in the hands of men who can make things happen. They are good at stopping things from happening and reacting to external events, but that’s not the same as being in control. The best estimate of what is going on is that events jumping off...
  • Small Child Shoots Father at Wedding in Egypt (video)

    12/16/2014 5:52:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the video, we see the man, stated as the father, shoot a celebratory shot into the air.  He briefly examines the pistol, which appears to be a Browning type single action of some kind.  He may have put on the safety, but it is not clear.  He then places the pistol down, probably on a chair.   We can see the young child moving toward the pistol as it is put down.   Link to video: In the video, the young boy picks up the pistol and seems to be trying to emulate his father.  The boys hands are placed...
  • No Polite Way to Say it, We Were Lied to on Ebola

    12/15/2014 4:50:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Michael Fumento
    They've gotten away with it time and again. With AIDS, SARS, avian flu, swine flu and two past Ebola hysterias The current Ebola outbreak is “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times,” Ian Smith, the World Health Organization’s executive director, announced at a mid-October press conference. Huh? Worse than the “Spanish flu” of 1918-19? Extrapolated to today’s world population, that would mean 60 million to 150 million deaths. Worse than AIDS, with its 35 million deaths? But the media weren’t asking skeptical questions. The next day, reporting on a separate WHO conference, a New York Times headline...
  • Urgent prayer request needed for my father in ICU

    12/15/2014 3:42:41 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 92 replies
    15 DEC 14 | Dcbryan1
    My father, James W. Bryan III 74, was in the hospital for dehydration. This morning at 10 AM he had a pulmonary embolus. Luckily he was very well oxygenated and was sent to ICU immediately. TPA anticoagulant was introduced and he is responding well to blood pressure medicine. Precedex given. working good. May have to increase. He is responding well to all medications. Thank you for your prayers and concerns. If you guys don't have an Trust or family plans in these types of events consider this a warning. Luckily we have everything set up should things go south.
  • A Century Ago: Rockefellers Funded Eugenics Initiative to Sterilize 15 Million Americans

    12/15/2014 3:31:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 14, 2014 | Melissa Melton
    Some people are still under the impression that the A Century Ago: Rockefellers Funded Eugenics Initiative to Sterilize 15 Million Americans " tit>Rockefeller Foundation is all about philanthropy: helping people and saving lives. Those people are Bill Gates and Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. In reality, the Rockefellers have been one of the largest financial backers and drivers of the eugenics and the depopulation agenda for over a century now. Check out these 1915 newspaper clippings we came across in research. The first is from The Salem Daily Capital Journal printed Thursday, November 4th, 1915.
  • TN GOP Governor Announces Plan to Expand Obamacare

    12/15/2014 11:31:42 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 8 replies
    Ben Swann ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Barry Donegan
    On Monday, Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam outlined his plan to expand Obamacare. According to The Tennessean, he has branded the plan Insure Tennessee and dressed it in states’ rights rhetoric, claiming that the plan, which he says qualifies for federal funding under the Affordable Care Act, is an alternative to expanding Medicaid. WATE-TV 6 quoted a press release by Haslam in which he said, “This plan leverages federal dollars to provide health care coverage to more Tennesseans, to give people a choice in their coverage, and to address the cost of health care, better health outcomes and personal responsibility.”...
  • OSCILLOCOCCINUM: Yay or Nay?

    12/13/2014 10:33:00 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 78 replies
    Trader Joes ^ | 12/13/14
    I have had what seems like the flu or 2 or 3 weeks. It is a killer sore throat, moderate cough. But it is the sore throat that is killing me. Anyway, I just dragged myself out to Trader Joe's to buy something tempting and thought I would check out their tiny medicine section. I saw and bought Oscillococcinum which was hiding on the bottoms half. I know nothing about it except what I just learned in Wikipedia. Does anyone have experience with this stuff. The Amazon page with photos http://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Oscillococcinum-Flu-like-Symptoms-Pellets/dp/B0078W0QOI
  • exVive3D 3D Printed Human Liver Tissue Now Commercially Available by Organovo

    12/13/2014 8:13:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    3D Print ^ | November 18, 2014 | Brian Krassenstein
    New technologies such as 3D bioprinting promise to offer a laundry list of new treatments, drug discovery, and cures within the medical industry. With that said, we have been hearing promises for years that 3D printing will change the face of medicine. Despite these promises, bioprinting has yet to make any major impact within the market. Today things may have just changed! San Diego-based 3D bioprinting company Organovo (NYSE MKT: ONVO) has today announced the full commercial availability of their exVive3D Human Liver Tissue for preclinical drug discovery testing. The tissue, which is created via an in-house 3D printer, could...
  • So Just How Stupid Are Liberals Anyway?

    12/11/2014 7:43:27 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/14 | Jim O'Neill
    Don't be lulled into complacency by their stupidity--they can be vicious and crazy as well. I would no sooner turn my back on a liberal than a rabid dog Seeing as how liberal stupidity is a given, the question becomes one of degree—just how stupid are liberals? Are they off-the-charts stupid, or simply low-wattage-dim-bulb stupid? Please don’t mistake my question for being merely some snarky ad hominem attack. You have only to look at the recent questioning of John Gruber by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) in order to see the truth of things. When Gruber called the American voters stupid...
  • Pro-Life Family No Longer Forced to Pay Obamacare 'Abortion Surcharge'

    12/10/2014 1:22:02 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    When a pro-life family in Connecticut found that their state Obamacare exchange only offered plans that included abortion coverage, they filed a lawsuit ... because they could not purchase a plan that did not require its participants to pay for the elective abortions of others. Last month, the Bracy Family dismissed its lawsuit after the addition of health plans to the exchange that will not require them to pay for abortions. We liked our insurance plan and wanted to keep it, but couldn’t because it was cancelled due to Obamacare,” Bracy told Breitbart News during an interview that included his...
  • Scrutiny of Planned Parenthood’s Billings to Medicaid Decried [satire]

    12/10/2014 8:58:12 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Fear is building that Wisconsin’s Department of Health Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation of Planned Parenthood’s over billing of the state’s Medicaid program for services rendered may endanger the financial health of the organization. For example, Planned Parenthood has been billing the state twice the allowable amount for the abortifacient contraceptive Yaz. Beth Hartung, president of the Wisconsin Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, called the financial reimbursement rules “unreasonable. The mark-ups we attach to these drugs is what helps subsidize services that the state program doesn’t cover.” One of those uncovered programs is surgical abortions. “Squeezing the profit...
  • If Losing a Child is the Worst Thing that can Happen To You, What’s So Great about Abortion?

    12/10/2014 6:10:33 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Presentation Right 2 Life ^ | November 30, 2014 | Presentation Right to Life
    Mommy, I want you to forgive yourself, and get God’s forgiveness. (Project Rachel)
  • HERE I GO AGAIN, NO DOCTOR

    12/09/2014 3:19:18 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 68 replies
    ME | Dec 9, 2014 | ME
    I never got around to posting about my October trip to the hospital, I was out in four days, just another lung bug, and things were popping here on the forum and I just dug in.I had already fired the doctor who screwed up, almost fried my kidneys and caused a case of gout with too many diuretics. The insurance plan assigned a new doctor anyway so when I landed in the ER I gave his name. He never showed up, but the one I fired did. I told him to go away and 10 minutes later his sidekick showed...
  • You Can Keep Your Doctor…If He Doesn’t Kill Himself

    12/09/2014 8:52:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    As the ACA (Obamacare) enters its comic relief phase, with the Jon Gruber videos; the “now you tell me” confessions of Democratic lawmakers who say that the bill should not have been passed; and the truly unwanted resurrection of Kathy Sebelius, maybe it’s time to get serious once again. In health care, it can’t get any more serious than physician suicide. Official estimates put the annual toll of American physicians who die at their own hand as high as 400. But, given the stigma of suicide—especially among doctors—this figure is probably low. Indeed, what are the chances that a physician,...
  • TX: What a Difference a Gun Makes

    12/09/2014 5:02:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In April, a clerk at a Shell station in Houston was shot. From abc13.com: HOUSTON -- Police say armed robbers held up a gas station in northwest Houston overnight. They got away, but not before shooting the clerk   Now we learn that the clerk was paralyzed.  From click2houston.com: According to his co-workers, the shooting left that clerk paralyzed. No one was arrested. Back at the Shell station, Thursday night, 4 December, 2014.  This time things proceeded in a different fashion.  From click2houston.com: Police said the clerk pointed his gun at the robbers and ordered them to leave. One...
  • Social Stigma and the Shame We Inflict On Ourselves

    12/08/2014 6:53:31 AM PST · by John David Powell · 4 replies
    Surviving Wonderland ^ | Aug. 27, 2014 | Sharon Powell
    For whatever reason, my thoughts about shame and stigma are never far from the surface these days. And, a recent post on Facebook triggered another long and involved look into what those of us with epilepsy experience and what we sometimes inflict on ourselves. The post was from someone with epilepsy who had just received an ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS. For those of you not in the States, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The nominated person has...
  • NY:How New York Confiscates Guns

    12/07/2014 3:18:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Under the "Safe Act" New York State can confiscate guns without any notice or appeal process, according to this article.  From wwnytv.com: They then file a report, which in Jefferson County is sent to county Community Services. "We review it, confirm that the license is indeed appropriate and that the case meets the criteria of the SAFE Act," said Director of Jefferson County Community Services Roger Ambrose. Once they've verified the report, it's sent to Albany. From there, State Police find out if the person identified has a gun permit. If he or she does, police present their findings...
  • Depend on yourself, not Doctors, for a long and healthy life

    12/07/2014 8:47:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/07/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As my dear friends’ fifty something daughter faces up to five hours of surgery this week to remove leaking silicone breast implants, I just wanted to use up a few lines of type to express my shock and awe at what has become the PRACTICE of Medicine in this country. And indeed, PRACTICE, becomes an apt word as I meditate on what is happening to my friends and relatives at this time of the year. When she was twenty, my new friend was implanted with silicone because her breasts were “little.” She wanted to be appealing to men, I guess....
  • Consumers to Blame for Obamacare's Failures [satire]

    12/06/2014 8:39:31 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius attempted to defend the Affordable Care Act health insurance scheme she helped establish by blaming consumers for its shortcomings. "A lot of Americans have no idea what insurance is about," Sebelius said. "It's a complicated product that few are competent to purchase. In hindsight, our biggest mistake was probably trying to incorporate a modicum of individual choice into the system." "If we had just set up a single-payer government-run health insurance regime a lot of the complaints that riled the general public could have been avoided," she continued. "All of the...
  • MO: Robbery of 'Police Bar' goes bad

    12/06/2014 5:07:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you can avoid a shootout, it is usually the best solution.   But sometimes, the shootout comes to you.  A bar in St. Louis is a popular spot for retired and off duty officers.   It has been robbed in the past.  In 2008, a retired officer who was at the bar responded to an armed robber, shooting them.   On that occasion, no one else was hurt.  From ksdk.com: An officer at the scene told NewsChannel 5's John Henry the establishment is popular with police officers. In 2008, the same former officer involved in Tuesday's shooting also shot a person...
  • Black minister with Planned Parenthood calls abortion a God given right

    12/04/2014 5:04:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | December 4, 2014 | saynsumthn
    Today, Planned Parenthood sent two Black women out front to push support for abortion in Ohio. They were opposing Ohio’s pro-life Heartbeat legislation due for a vote this week. HB248 would generally prohibit an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat. The heartbeat is detected usually around six weeks gestation. Speaking for abortion giant Planned Parenthood which was founded in eugenic racism was an African American mother of six who said that her decision to have an abortion should not be judged. Samantha Williams began her speech on the south lawn of the Ohio Statehouse by saying,...
  • ObamaCare and a fist full of dollars

    12/04/2014 5:01:23 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Nationalized health care in Western Europe, the model for the Affordable Care Act I’ve watched Americans cheering in mass hysteria for the Affordable Care Act of March 23, 2010 that would provide health insurance for 15 percent of Americans who either could not afford health care premiums, were denied insurance based on pre-existing conditions, or chose not to purchase insurance, gambling on their good health and immortal youth. They believed the promised moon and the stars and Nancy Pelosi who refused to give details when asked - they had to “pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” Four...
  • Koch group ties La. Sen. Landrieu to Gruber

    12/03/2014 12:58:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    In what is likely a sign of things to come in 2016, the conservative Koch brothers-backed group Americans For Prosperity released an ad on Wednesday seeking to tie Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to controversial ObamaCare adviser Jonathan Gruber. Gruber made headlines earlier this year for saying it was the “stupidity of the American voter” that helped the Obama administration pass the Affordable Care Act. The ad says Landrieu repeated President Obama’s ObamaCare “Lie of the Year” that if you liked your healthcare plan you could keep it, before launching into the Gruber attack. “An ObamaCare architect bragged about deceiving Americans...
  • Report: 1,400 People in USA Being Monitored for Ebola

    12/03/2014 12:53:23 PM PST · by Rockitz · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2 December 2014 | Kristin Tate
    While Ebola may not be dominating the news cycle anymore, some 1,400 individuals are currently being actively monitored for the deadly virus in the United States. The 1,400 individuals are "being monitored because they came from one of the four countries with ongoing Ebola outbreaks," the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a statement, according to investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Those being monitored reportedly reside in 44 states across the nation. They have all recently returned from trips to West Africa, where numerous countries remain heavily afflicted by Ebola. The Obama Administration recently announced that all passengers traveling to...
  • A Punch to the Head is Potential Deadly Force

    12/02/2014 5:41:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you watch television and the movies, you might get the impression that a punch to the head is no big deal.  That is not true.  A punch to the head is a very serious attack.  It can disable.   It can maim.  It can kill.  The head is a vulnerable target, which is why an attacker aims for it.  I first became aware of  the deadly potential of one punch to the head in the 1970's, from a long forgotten news story.   Later, the son of a close friend killed a man with one punch.  He was eventually found...
  • Hillary headed to rehab?

    12/01/2014 6:48:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The National Enquirer, still basking in the glow of its takedown of philandering John Edwards, a story well known to many in the media but ignored because the man was, after all, the Democrats’ pick for veep and a darling of the left, is reporting that Hillary Clinton may be heading to rehab for a drinking problem. A “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former FirstLady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the...
  • Schumer Says Enacting Obamacare Was a Mistake [satire]

    11/30/2014 9:28:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) stirred up an intra-Party squabble by asserting that 2010’s passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was a mistake. “At best, the number of prospective beneficiaries was small,” Schumer pointed out. “And, as it turned out, was vastly outnumbered by those hurt by the legislation. The deceptions required to ensure the bill’s passage were easily pierced as Americans found out they could not keep their doctors or health plans they liked and that the cost of their insurance was going to be higher. There was no way the Democratic Party could escape blame.”...
  • Patients protest Camp Liberty medical siege, demand UN-US action

    11/29/2014 8:55:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/14 | Shahriar Kia
    Camp Liberty is currently facing a humane and human rights crisis On Wednesday, 26 November 2014, patients in Camp Liberty adjacent to Baghdad International Airport held a rally protesting the medical siege imposed by the Iraqi government on the residents of this camp. The inhumane medical siege against Iranian dissidents, members of opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran in Iraq, continues after the transfer of their protection from the US government to the Iraqi government in early 2009 and with Nouri Maliki – a political ally of the Iranian regime – coming to power in Iraq. To this day 22...
  • Cost of ObamaCare for Virginians on Bronze Plan

    11/29/2014 8:53:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Because many doctors and hospitals have been dropped from ObamaCare, their services are not eligible for ObamaCare payments. What would happen to their patients who are now suddenly forced into ObamaCare? The Affordable Care Act specifies in Section 1401of its voluminous content that subsidies cannot be paid to people residing in states that do not have a State Exchange. The decision was upheld in the D.C. Federal Circuit Court and the Supreme Court will make a decision in June 2015. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, no subsidy will thus be paid on the 80 percent of subscribers’ premiums who enrolled...
  • Holiday Handy-Dandy Helpful Household Hints

    11/29/2014 8:18:45 AM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 20 replies
    11/29/14 | Me, in Real Life
    Full article from my personal FB account, that I wrote. I sometimes publish these under my old radio-persona name, with the catch-phrase 'Handy-Dandy Helpful Household Hints'. Yes, very cheesy and entirely hokey. 8-) I wrote this one this morning - lots of you probably know most of this already but on the off-chance someone learns something I am sharing. Be blessed, y'all. "Getting your decorations out of storage can mean putting dust, mold and dust mites into your atmosphere; flaring up allergies, sinus problems, sore throats, AND contribute to low energy! Ain’t nobody got time for that! (Summary: Clean your...
  • (Vanity) The 23rd Paleo Psalm

    11/28/2014 8:05:05 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-28-2014 | grey_whiskers
    Paleo is my shepherd, I shall not want carbs It maketh me to lie down with leafy greens, it leads me to drink gallons of water it refreshes my gut flora It guides me along nutritional paths for health’s sake Even though I walk through the valley of chocolate I will fear no eclair For thou art with me thy whey protein and thy reduced portions they comfort me You prepare a table before me in the presence of my trainers You anoint my head with fish oil my cup overflows. Surely glucagon and Omega-3s will follow me all the...
  • BUSTED *update* Video Added: Fake Brown Family Autopsy Pathologist Shawn Parcells To Be Exposed

    11/27/2014 6:01:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Conservative Treehouse's The Last Refuge ^ | November 26, 2014 | Sundance
    Anderson Cooper is previewing his intention to reveal the fraud behind one of the Brown Family “pathologists” who conducted their “private autopsy”. The segment, scheduled to broadcast on CNN at 8:00pm, will focus on Scheme Team co-conspirator, Shawn Parcells. We previously outlined the issues:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Friday August 15th, in response to the Ferguson Police releasing the strong-arm robbery video at the Ferguson Liquor Market, Daryl Parks held a press conference. During the press conference Mr. Parks was asked a question about his organizing a 2nd autopsy of the body of “Big Mike” Brown. He responded thusly: …”it’s done, and we’ll talk...
  • The best approach is laughter

    11/27/2014 8:17:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/23/2013 | Kevein McCarthy
    This is a very satisfying video. Bet you can't watch it just once.
  • Gauntlet is thrown; Obama spurns the People, Congress

    11/27/2014 7:50:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/27/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    We could allow each new "authorization" from the Oval Office scofflaw to undermine our nation, or we could meet the challenge by effectively applying our Constitution Immigration reform, Keystone XL, net neutrality, ObamaCare manipulation (Gruber disclosures), bankrupting coal, bankrupting business... Don’t forget the president’s encouraging the choreographed protests that followed the grand jury’s lack of an indictment of Officer Darren Wilson and Obama’s champion Eric Holder’s unwillingness to accept the ruling. With every one of these issues the president has had a field day challenging not just Congress, but the vast majority of the American People. And he does it...
  • Lab-grown spinal cords grown in petri dishes for the first time

    11/26/2014 11:12:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | November 26, 2014 | Mo Costandi
    Researchers in Germany have grown complete spinal cords – partly thanks to a gene called sonic hedgehog.As regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies continue to progress, so the list of tissues and organs that can be grown from scratch – and potentially replaced – continues to grow. In the past few years, researchers have used stem cells to grow windpipes, bladders, urethras and vaginas in the lab, and, in some cases, successfully transplanted them into patients. Others are making progress in growing liver and heart tissue; one team in London is busy growing blood vessels, noses and ears; and some...
  • A Progressive Guide to Thanksgiving Conversation

    11/26/2014 10:38:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 26, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In the great progressive spirit, here are a few tips on how to talk to — and morally improve — your family this Thanksgiving: 1. Your crazy uncle complains in passing that the construction on Redlands Avenue is limiting the flow of traffic to his hardware store, and wonders if the job could be completed more quickly. This must not be allowed to stand. Ask your uncle if he’s an anarchist and if he has heard of Somalia. If you missed Politics 101 at Oberlin, refer to the Fact Cards that you have printed out from Vox.com and explain patiently...
  • The Soul, It's Burdens, and the Path to Restoration (Part 2) PODCAST

    11/24/2014 3:46:52 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    SOUNDCLOUD ^ | Rob W. Case
    Do you feel lost? Does your mind reside within a state of chaos, confusion, disorder, and does it perhaps carry with it an anxiety over what the future may hold? In part 2 of our series on the soul, we will explore, and expose, some of the darkness that resides within us due to living in a fallen world. We will add discernment to the darkness as the path to restoration will require a connection and a decision by you. Find out how, on this edition of Making Sense with Rob Case. To access this podcast, please click HERE or...
  • A Battle for Western Civilization

    11/24/2014 1:27:56 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 27 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Weston
    Transcript of Paul Weston’s speech: Well, hello all. Thank you again to Steve Eddowes for asking me to come down and speak to you today. After my last speech a lot of people have been emailing me saying, “How come some middle class nancy-boy like you supports the EDL?” And I’ve got a very simple answer for that because at the moment the EDL are the only people in this country who are standing up for what’s going on. We, in twenty-first century England, are looking at a battle for survival over the coming decades — the battle for western...
  • VA: From Wax Museum to Muppet Show

    11/24/2014 9:26:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/14 | Joanna Rosamond
    Misappropriation of veterans’ property in LA County: Nine separate illegal real estate dealings During the reign of Henry Waxman, Los Angeles County was given a well deserved, although unenviable title of the veteran homeless capital of the nation. Hundreds of acres of land deeded to veterans in 1888 were to serve as their sanctuary, but instead, some definitely not angelic officials turned the place into a cradle of both the greatest paradox and the most smothered land grabbing scandal in VA’s history. Eric Shinseki must have been in a hurry to resign from his role as Veteran Affairs Secretary… He...