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  • France Censors Anti-Abortion Advocates [semi-satire]

    12/09/2016 8:48:10 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    The award-winning "Dear Future Mom" video featuring children with Down Syndrome making the case for the value of their lives was banned from TV by France's Conseil d'État (State Council). According to the Council, the video was deemed "too insensitive" since it was "likely to trouble the consciences of women who had made different personal life choices" (i.e., had aborted babies predicted to have Down Syndrome). Council spokesman Henri Abattage defended the ban, maintaining that "our decision is in keeping with public perceptions of what is right. There's a reason why 90% of the pregnancies afflicted with this syndrome end...
  • Dr. Manny: Trump's power of negotiation will save lives in the future

    12/07/2016 12:11:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    I believe that President-elect Donald Trump will succeed in bringing down health care costs, and tackling soaring drug prices will be at the forefront of his battle. This may have come as a shock to the industry, who likely believed that they’d be given a free pass under a Republican presidency and Republican-controlled Congress. It is likely that on Election Day the Big Pharma companies prematurely let out a collective sigh of relief believing that a Republican-led government would never allow for imported medicines or for Medicare to negotiate drug prices, but it appears that the well-deserved panic is starting...
  • Here’s How Trump’s HHS Pick Will Change Obamacare

    12/07/2016 9:35:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/16 | Megan Barth
    The days of government dictating prices and limiting choices, appear to be coming to an end Conservatives who viewed the insurgent candidacy of New York businessman Donald Trump with suspicion have been relieved at the speed and quality of his selections to fill his cabinet. Perhaps most comforting was the recent choice of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). A pillar of Trump’s campaign was his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare and Dr. Price has been Congress’ leader in this effort. Price drafted legislation in 2014 to replace the law. The...
  • Drug Stocks Topple On Donald Trump's Pledge To Bring Down Drug Prices

    12/07/2016 9:22:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Allison Gatlin
    Shares of a key biotech ETF plunged to their lowest point since the election, after President-elect Donald Trump pledged in an interview with Time Magazine to curb spiraling drug prices. In morning trading on the stock market today, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (IBB) exchange-traded fund was down more than 3%, near 266. The index had jumped 9% on Nov. 9, after Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, on the belief that high drug prices would not be as big a focus for Trump as it would have been for Clinton. IBD's 421-company Medical-Biomed/Biotech industry...
  • Frankengrain

    12/07/2016 8:28:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | September 11, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Here’s an excerpt from the Wheat Belly Cookbook about modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat, what I call the “Frankengrain” because of the extensive and bizarre changes introduced into this grass by geneticists and agribusiness. (Even though a cookbook, I tried to make the Wheat Belly Cookbook a standalone book that discusses the background on why and how the Wheat Belly lifestyle yields such unexpected and extravagant health and weight loss successes. For this reason, the first 90 pages of the cookbook reiterate many of the Wheat Belly basic concepts.)From the Wheat Belly Cookbook: Wheat encapsulates a fundamental dilemma of our technological...
  • A little butter on your slice of Frankenwheat? (good reason to avoid grains)

    12/06/2016 6:00:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | November 3, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Imagine that I’m a mad scientist (or perhaps just a geneticist who doesn’t blink an eye while fiddling with nature’s design) and I want to see what happens when I introduce substantial genetic changes into a chimpanzee.In my experimentation, I double the chimp’s height, change it’s hair color to yellow, induce mutations to change eye color, give it the ability to see better at night, increase muscle strength in its lower body so that it can jump long distances, and several dozen other changes. The end result looks different, acts different, has changes in physiology, its capacity to tolerate heat,...
  • Yoga Instructor uses Taurus .38 to Kill 2 of 4 Home Invaders

    12/03/2016 12:14:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 125 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday night, 25 November, 2016, the well known and successful yoga instructor Hari Nam Kaur Khalsa, was assaulted by two robbers in her bedroom. Her home and school are 20 miles north of Santiago, Chile.  The robbers were half of a gang of four that invaded her home and school. She, her partner, and two students were in the house when the night time invasion occurred. Khalsa was born in Texas. From dallasnews.com: Officials said a pair of the robbers found the yoga instructor in her bedroom. Despite them hitting her in the head with a gun and...
  • Congressional Republicans might give ObamaCare a three-year sunset

    12/02/2016 11:50:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Complicated transitions I don’t like the sound of this, but I’m somewhat hopeful the worst possible interpretation of it is not accurate. Plus, it does come from the Worst Web Site in the World (at least until Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei complete the task of outdoing themselves), so maybe it’s all made up: Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act. With buy-in from Donald Trump’s transition team, GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol are coalescing around a plan to vote to repeal the...
  • Meat products from 3D printer could be the new food for aged care homes and restaurants

    12/02/2016 11:10:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | December 1, 2016 | Sarina Locke
    Meat could be used in 3D printing to produce a soft food with specific nutrients and suitable for people who have problems with chewing or swallowing. By using a meat extract as ink, layer-by-layer, a food could be created that is as soft as butter and like meat, packed with nutrients. Meat and Livestock Australia was alerted to the possibility of red meat three-dimensional printing after seeing it done with chicken meat in Germany. The research, development and marketing body has investigated a way to turn every last bit of meat from the bone into a high value product and...
  • Part 2: “The task of childhood”

    12/02/2016 10:41:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Patrick Hahn
    Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children In an attempt to ensure psychotropic medications are being appropriately prescribed to children, the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program has established the Peer Review Program for Mental Health, in collaboration with the Behavioral Health Administration, the University of Maryland Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and School of Pharmacy, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Any prescription for antipsychotic medication to any child under 18 is automatically referred to the program.
  • Surprise, surprise: Republicans stalling on Obamacare repeal

    12/01/2016 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The myth that a complete replacement package has to be in place the moment Obamacare is repealed refuses to die First congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t control the White House.
  • How I Ended Up In A Psych Ward On Election Night

    12/01/2016 3:27:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 107 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | No. 29, 2016 | Benjamin Ryan
    I found out Donald Trump had won the Electoral College while midstream in providing a urine sample for the emergency psychiatric staff of a New York City public hospital. The unlockable bathroom door in this unescapable wing was ajar, and I could hear the victorious Mike Pence’s sinister Sunday-school baritone taunting me with the truth from the hallway television. For the preceding witching hours of election night, I had lain in a fetal position amidst a cast of anonymous men nursing their own crises, my hands clasped tightly over my ears. It wasn’t that I minded the howls of the...
  • An evil drug

    12/01/2016 8:52:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Patrick D Hahn
    Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children; Part 1 “It’s an evil drug.” So says Dam Le, who as a boy was prescribed Johnson & Johnson’s blockbuster drug Risperdal while in the custody of the Maryland foster care system.
  • Second Indian American Picked for Important Role in Donald Trump Administration

    11/29/2016 1:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    India West ^ | November 29, 2016 | Arul Louis, IANS
    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump selected a second Indian American, Seema Verma, Nov. 28 for a high-level position in his administration, assigning her "to the dream team that will transform our healthcare system," a major campaign promise. Verma, who has worked closely on healthcare with Vice President-elect Mark Pence in Indiana, is to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, overseeing government health insurance programs....
  • Vegetable compounds found to improve cognition in old age

    11/25/2016 11:38:28 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    medicalnewstoday.com ^ | November 23, 2016 | Ana Sandoiu
    Carotenoids are pigments synthesized by plants that give vegetables their yellow, orange, and red colors. Their antioxidant properties, as well as their benefits for visual health, are well known, but emerging research suggests these compounds may have a positive impact on cognition as well.
  • Obama Attempts to Distort His Legacy

    11/25/2016 10:46:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Roger Aronoff
    Obama’s “worst legacy, one that remains grotesquely underreported by the ‘watchdog’ mainstream media” is “by far the worst deficit record in U.S. history.” The election of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on November 8 was not only a rejection of Hillary Clinton, based on her trustworthiness and her legal and ethical problems, it was also clearly a repudiation of Democratic policymaking, with Trump promising to eliminate or revise a number of Barack Obama’s signature achievements. But, speaking to the press in his first press conference after the election, President Obama maintained that he is leaving the White House and America...
  • Social Media Wolves Going for the Throat of Donald Trump’s 10-year-old

    11/25/2016 10:30:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Judi McLeod
    God help us and protect our children The clapping-seal social media of the largely lib-left anti-Trump movement will do anything and everything to keep Donald Trump from stepping foot into the Oval Office—even throw their own humanity into the wind to go after his 10-year-old son, Barron. Ravening wolves have come howling at the bedroom door of Barron Trump in a blood-curdling shrieking wolf pack worse than any scene from a Hollywood horror movie.
  • Author dies after diagnosing himself with ‘Post-Trump Stress Disorder’

    11/25/2016 10:29:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    Acclaimed author Jeff Gillenkirk died of a heart attack this week, two days after publication of his final article, “The New PTSD: Post-Trump Stress Disorder.” Gillenkirk, 67, suffered the heart attack Tuesday while teaching a class of third-graders in San Francisco, Alternet reported. Mr. Gillenkirk, an Alternet contributor and onetime speechwriter for former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, wrote in his final article of the severe anxiety he and others have experienced in the aftermath of Donald Trump being elected president — “a painful, sad irony,” said Alternet’s executive editor, Don Hazen. “Anguishing yet again over election results in the...
  • "Universal Background Checks" may Increase Firearms Suicide

    11/23/2016 4:58:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While firearm studies by medical journals have been notoriously anti-Second Amendment, this interesting bit comes from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore. Michael Bloomberg gave the school 300 million dollars specifically to target "gun violence" and other issues.  Bloomberg's fanatical advocacy of political gun control has tainted "research" that comes from the school.  When the researchers found that gun control laws could have unintended consequences, they did not advocate for repeal of those laws. From foxnews.com: The research team looked at what happens when people want to temporarily remove firearms from their home because they fear...
  • Get the tissues for Steph Curry's heartwarming visit with a seven-year-old cancer patient

    11/22/2016 8:49:28 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 10 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 11/21/16 | Katie Dowd
    Tonight when the Warriors take on the Pacers, Stephen Curry will be wearing an orange and black bracelet with the phrase 'BrodyStrong' on it. It's a gift from his biggest fan, and their recent meeting is sure to bring a tear to even the most cynical eye.
  • President Trump will Pass the Hearing Protection Act

    11/20/2016 11:48:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 74 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1934, the Franklin Roosevelt administration was able to pass omnibus gun control legislation, with massive infringements on the Second Amendment.  It was the National Firearms Act.  The law was primarily designed to eliminate the private ownership of handguns. That was too much of a direct assault on the Second Amendment for Congress, which removed handguns from the bill. The remainder of the act passed, creating a bizarre law with unintended consequences. For obscure and unknown reasons, gun mufflers, also known as silencers, or suppressors, were included in the act. Silencers immediately changed from being a $10 accessory, available...
  • Breakthrough for DNA-editing: US team discovers 'holy grail' to fix genes to cure incurable diseases

    11/18/2016 7:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2016 | Mia De Graaf
    * Salk Institute scientists have used new technique to cure rats' blindness * It is the first time anyone has edited DNA in eyes, heart, brain or liver * These organs' cells rarely divide, making them very difficult to penetrate * So far the most advanced method is called CRISPR, which can edit skin and gut genes - it was tested yesterday by Chinese scientists * But Salk's study has been hailed as biggest leap in DNA research to date Scientists have discovered how to edit DNA to repair 'broken genes' to cure incurable diseases - and potentially extend human...
  • Reprogram an Anti-Trumper with This Article

    11/18/2016 5:43:07 AM PST · by tbw2 · 20 replies
    Scott Adams blog ^ | 11/17/2016 | Scott Adams
    Then save the link for later sharing. Show it to all of your friends who think Trump is a racist monster. This ends it.
  • Do Republicans really want to let go of ObamaCare?

    11/15/2016 12:23:01 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It's killing the country, but it's been the best political friend the GOP has ever had It’s a funny thing about solving problems, especially in politics. You want to solve problems, of course. You campaign on your ability to do so, and on the culpability of the other side in having created the problem in the first place. In that respect, rarely has a problem set itself up more advantageously for the Republican Party than ObamaCare. Not a single Republican voted for it. And just about every Republican warned it would be a disaster. The public agreed, opposing the idea...
  • New Inhaled Insulin Drug Helps People With Diabetes

    11/14/2016 5:31:24 PM PST · by ncfool · 12 replies
    CBS TV Philadelphia ^ | November 14, 2016 | Stephanie Stahl
    New Inhaled Insulin Drug Helps People With Diabetes PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — National Diabetes Month is observed every November so individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities across the country can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. More than 400 million adults were living with diabetes in 2015 and this number is expected to increase to around 642 million or one in ten adults by 2040. One in two adults with diabetes is undiagnosed. Daniele Hargendader makes sure to stay fit as a personal trainer. She often works out in Pennypack Park. Daniele also has Type...
  • ObamaCare’s last hope: Terrified Senate Republicans

    11/14/2016 3:54:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Kicks of mules ObamaCare is in big trouble. With the election of a Republican president and the survival of Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, ObamaCare should be history. But ObamaCare is not dead yet. The effort to repeal and replace it is going to face some serious obstacles - some of which are policy-related, like the problem of how you deal with people with pre-existing conditions, or of how you transition people who have signed up for subsidized policies. The left wants you to think that repealing ObamaCare means ripping people’s health care away from them. The...
  • Coming Soon: Print Your Own Organs

    11/13/2016 1:40:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | November 12, 2016
    The demand for body organs to be used for transplantation is undoubtedly very high. In fact, US Department of Health and Human Services statistics show that in the U.S., there are currently 119,966 people that need an organ transplant to live. However, there only have been 11,777 organ donors as of October 2016. Another morbid fact that society faces today is that more and more evidence of organ trafficking is being exposed, with reports that some of these body organs like kidneys and livers sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars in the black market. There is a need obviously...
  • PA: Old man; Old.22 Handgun; Dead Career Criminal

    11/13/2016 4:29:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 94 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 Novemeber, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Franklin Schrout, pictured above, chose to invade one too many homes in his criminal career. It happend about 1:30 a.m. Friday, 4 November, 2016, in Allentown, PA.  Schrout broke into the home of an 81 year old man and his invalid sister. Strout was wearing all black and a skull mask. Shrout demanded money. The Homeowner said he did not have any in the house. Shrout and the 81 year old started fighting. On or in the nightstand was a .22 caliber handgun.  The home owner had never fired it. The handgun had been there for over 30 years....
  • What could happen to birth control under President Trump?

    11/12/2016 9:29:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | Jacqueline Howard
    (CNN)Some women are on the hunt for reversible birth control that could last through a Donald Trump presidency. Tweets and Facebook posts about getting intrauterine devices, or IUDs, swept social media Wednesday as women warned each other that their access to birth control might dwindle once the President-elect takes office next year.~SNIP~Throughout his campaign, Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which mandates that insurers in the health insurance marketplace provide coverage for all FDA-approved birth control methods, including IUDs, with no copayment or coinsurance when provided in-network.
  • Hillary’s non-profit Betrayal

    11/06/2016 7:59:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/06/16 | James Lampe
    "Hillary Clinton is the most wicked person on this planet!" America is on the brink of destruction, caused by decades of lies from our two political parties; the media’s filtering of news, and government corruption. The MSM has perpetuated the idea that our political system is a debate about Republican or Democrat policies, but this is wrong. Most of our leaders are Globalists who support Open Borders and Sanctuary cities. But the worst of the anti-American Globalists is Hillary Clinton, who has betrayed America and especially the military.
  • Is Obamacare really affordable? Not for the middle class

    11/05/2016 1:09:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 4, 2016 | Tami Luhby
    Obamacare is now a tale of two health insurance programs. For the 85% of enrollees with lower incomes, federal subsidies make the premiums somewhat more affordable. Those even closer to the poverty line can get additional subsidies that reduce the deductibles, which can run into the thousands of dollars. But for many middle class Americans -- a single person earning more than $47,520 or a family of four with an income of $97,200 -- the pricey premiums and deductibles mean health care coverage remains out of reach. "The middle class are getting squeezed," said Larry Levitt, senior vice president at...
  • Anthony Weiner Checks Into Rehab For Cybersex Addiction — Report

    11/02/2016 12:03:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | November 2, 2016 | Emy LaCroix
    Anthony Weiner has officially checked into rehab, according to reports on Nov. 2. The disgraced politician is now receiving treatment for cybersex addiction during his ongoing investigation after getting caught allegedly sexting a minor. Here’s the scoop! This sounds like a good idea to us. Anthony Weiner, 52, is being investigated for sexting a teenager, and he’s allegedly decided that now is a good time to check himself into rehab to address his cybersex addiction, according to the NYPost. The treatment center forbids the use of electronic devices, which will hopefully stop him from getting involved in any more scandals,...
  • ACLU Files to Force Catholic Hospitals to Sterilize Patients [semi-satire]

    10/30/2016 11:00:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    This week the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights demanding that it force Catholic hospitals to sterilize patients. The complaint alleges that the refusal to provide a service the religiously supported hospitals deem a violation of their faith is unlawful discrimination against women. ACLU spokesman Bertram Petty asserted that "religious dogma must yield to the government's right to determine what kinds of medical procedures are essential human rights under the Affordable Care Act. The government represents everyone. The Catholic Church represents a minority. Clearly, democracy requires that...
  • WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO HILLARY’S FACE?

    10/29/2016 9:40:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 62 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/29/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    So, in addition to all her other seeming medical problems—fainting, falling, going catatonic, going wall-eyed, blanking out (“Keep talking.”)—and all the sad, sad rest of it, just what the hell is now wrong with her face? I noticed this photo of Hillary Thursday evening. In paying neutral attention to the details of I.D. photos, from habit, I noticed the right side of her face clearly appears swollen. Look at her right eye-bag, and compare it to her left eye-bag: the right eye seems very different from the left eye. The right side of her face appears very different fro the...
  • ObamaCare premium hikes fuel Trump, GOP case in key swing states

    10/26/2016 12:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | October 26, 2016
    Newly announced double-digit premium hikes for those on the ObamaCare exchanges are handing Donald Trump a political weapon in key swing states where residents could be facing rate increases even higher than the national average. The administration announced Monday that premiums for a midlevel plan are set to rise an average of 25 percent in 2017 in the 39 states that use the federal HealthCare.gov. The rate hikes vary widely across different cities and states, but several battlegrounds could be facing increases that are considerably higher. According to administration figures, the average premium increase for a popular “silver” plan will...
  • ObamaCare architect Emanuel on rate hikes: ‘It’s not a big increase’ and you ‘can shop much faster’

    10/26/2016 9:47:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/126/16 | Robert Laurie
    Stop whining, cheapos. As you probably know, Ezekiel Emanuel served as a health care policy adviser during Obama’s first term and was instrumental in the creation of ObamaCare. He’s also the creepy gentleman who thinks 75 is the proper age to die. As Obama’s “signature legislation” endures an easily-envisioned and oft-predicted implosion, Emanuel’s been making the rounds playing defense. He wants to make sure you know a few things. 1. The massive rate hikes caused by the law are not that big. You’re just imagining things. Sure, you can rattle off a list of states where the increases are anywhere...
  • New Democrat talking point: ObamaCare is a mess because Republicans won’t fix it!

    10/26/2016 9:45:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Stop us before we socialize medicine again When they’re not offering the lamest possible defenses of their horrible law, as Rob showed you earlier this morning, Democrats are coalescing around a rather novel talking point concerning the utter collapse of ObamaCare. Are you ready for this? The disastrous failure of a law shoved down an unwilling nation’s throat by Democrat votes - and only Democrat votes - over the loud and determined objections of every Republican in the country, is the fault of (drumroll) Republicans. Yep. Steven Waldman, writing in Fortune, pretty well encapsulates this hot new talking point: Obamacare...
  • Watch as the dullards at CBS News try to figure out why ObamaCare rates are spiking

    10/25/2016 5:30:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/16 | Robert Laurie
    The press is a willfully ignorant advocacy group Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell, and Gayle King are all very wise people who know what they’re talking about. Frankly, it’s tough to overestimate their brilliance. They’re smarter than you, smarter than me, and their analysis should always be considered sacrosanct. For years, they wisely ignored the warnings of conservatives who argued that ObamaCare would destroy the American healthcare system. They scoffed at concerns about rate hikes, evaporating choices in terms of plans and doctors, diminished or rationed care, and stuck to the company line about “saving the average family” money.
  • Hillary sang a different tune when the health care industry was paying her to speak

    10/25/2016 5:26:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It's almost as if her principles . . . can be bought Just a reminder: You can’t believe a word that comes out of Hillary’s mouth. You knew that, of course. Just about everyone has known that for a very long time. What I still can’t quite work out is why anyone would pay serious money to hear her say something thaat they have to know isn’t worth the index cards it’s written on. How dumb would you have to be to do that? Pro tip: Don’t get sick. The health care industry is chock full of geniuses who actually...
  • 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 wisconsingazette.com: 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...