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  • Analysis ranks best, worst states for military retirees

    05/23/2015 3:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KRQE-TV ^ | May 23, 2015 | Brittney Petro
    A newly released analysis ranks “2015’s Best and Worst States for Military Retirees” based on a state’s ability to support retired veterans. WalletHub looked at 20 key factors when determining the rankings. The three major categories in the ranking included economic environment, quality of life and healthcare. However, WalletHub took other factors into consideration as well, such as job opportunities, housing prices, veteran-owned businesses and veteran homelessness. Top 5 States for Military Retirees: 1. Wyoming 2. Montana 3. South Dakota 4. Maine 5. Florida Bottom 5 States for Military Retirees: 51. Indiana 40. Rhode Island 49. District of Columbia 48....
  • More Bad News For Psychotropic Meds

    05/22/2015 9:01:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/22/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    A few years ago, this column discussed certain disturbing findings regarding psychiatry and its relationship with the pharmaceutical industry: The major psychoactive drugs are no better than placebos; the “chemical imbalance” theory of mental illness is mostly nonsense; and psychoactive drugs are being given to children as young as two. The first finding was buried in clinical trials of antidepressants, in which side effects of real drugs (such as dry mouth) could be emulated in an otherwise non-active agent (aka removing “unblinding bias”). In these cases, there was absolutely no difference in efficacy between the antidepressant and the placebo. As...
  • Pro-life feminist group mocks pro-choice abortion mantra

    05/22/2015 7:31:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 20, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Although there are many, one of the pro-choice mantras for abortion supporters which you commonly hear is something like “keep your laws out of my vagina.” Like some we saw in Texas during the debate on HB2, where abortion advocates even used children to support killing children. Now the pro-life feminist group, New Wave Feminists has put together a little video to help educate the pro-choice masses about carrying such “stupid looking” messages: VIDEO ON LINK!!!! After all, Knowledge is power !!
  • Woman arrested after she commits after birth abortion

    05/21/2015 12:54:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 21, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A Michigan District Court judge has charged a woman with felony murder, premeditated murder and first-degree child abuse, according to the Redford Township Police Department, after she delivered a baby and heartlessly put the baby in a bag to suffocate. 25 year-old Kimberly Pappas is accused of delivering her baby at work, wrapping him up in a bag and sticking him in a desk drawer, suffocating the newborn. According to WDIV TV Investigators said she gave birth to a baby boy in the toilet, pulled him out to cut the umbilical cord, then wrapped him in a bag and hid...
  • Guy who shot at George Zimmerman recently in mental institution

    05/20/2015 11:05:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A little over a week ago George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting. You probably recall the story since it was all over the web. And as with the link I just provided, that’s how it was described in headlines across the spectrum. George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting. And why would anyone be surprised? You know what a bad guy he is, right? He was probably just trying to gun down some other helpless citizen. But as it turns out, the story is a bit more complicated than the initial headlines indicated. Local police and one judge have...
  • Abortion doc to pro-lifers “Paybacks are gonna be hell”

    05/20/2015 7:02:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | saynsumthn
    In February I posted a video showing Florida abortionist James Gordon Gengelbach outside the Bread and Roses abortion clinic in Clearwater telling a pro-life demonstrator that he is not allowed to take and or post his picture online. He threatened to call his lawyer as well. Gengelbach Payback hell abortion IMAGE ON LINK This week, the abortionist told a group of demonstrators that showed up at his home, “We know who you are, we know where you live, we know where you work, paybacks are gonna be hell.” Kinda sounded like a threat. “Paybacks are gonna be hell!” , the...
  • Pro-choice author: Unintended pregnancy is bad but not Abortion

    05/19/2015 8:11:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 16, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Did you read that title? Now you know the crux of this battle. To abortion advocates the “problem” has always been the baby! Thus- the reason why Everyday Feminist blogger, Laura Kacere wrote: Abortion Isn’t a Bad Thing So we shouldn’t be talking about it like it is. It’s not just the phrase that’s the problem, but the sentiment behind it. Beneath the desire to keep abortion rare, people say, is a desire to reduce unintended pregnancies, which is completely legitimate. Unintended pregnancies are hard, can put undue stress on everyone involved, and can be reduced in pretty simple ways,...
  • “Brain Dead” Teenager Awakens From Coma After a Family Friend Prays for Her

    05/18/2015 11:46:53 PM PDT · by kathsua · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled cases of people who were prematurely declared dead or said to be in supposedly persistent vegetative states who ultimately recovered. We have also covered miraculous cases where an act of God appears to be the only reason or only answer as to why a patient has recovered. File this story under “act of God” or “answered prayers.” Taylor Hale, then 14, suffered traumatic brain injury when she fell off hood of car while horsing around with friends in 2011. She spent a week in medically induced coma to help her brain heal, but she suffered a...
  • (Preacher) Man threatens to shoot abortion protesters – becomes physical as wife exits clinic

    05/17/2015 6:39:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 6, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A man who drove his wife to A Woman’s Choice abortion clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina has attacked a group, which refers to themselves as abolitionists against abortion, after he perceived they were accusing his wife of having an abortion. Abolitionists claim they hold to the tenants outlined by Abolish Human Abortion (AHA), and do not want to be linked in any way to the pro-life movement because they favor incremental strategies to end abortion. In the first video of the man, who drove his wife to the abortion clinic, he initially speaks with the abolitionists calmly, explaining that he...
  • Polluted waters could force Rio de Janeiro to move 2016 Olympic races

    05/16/2015 11:47:31 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 27 replies
    washington post ^ | May 15 | By Dom Phillips
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The site chosen for the finals of next summer’s Olympic sailing races could not be more spectacular. Located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, at the foot of Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain, in full view of the crowds on Flamengo Beach, it is one of the most scenic places on the planet. But there is one not-so-little problem. “It is dirty,’’ said Brazilian Olympic windsurfer Ricardo Winicki. “It is one of the dirtiest places. And one of the most beautiful.’’ So notoriously grimy are the waters that Brazilian authorities are fighting to defend their selection...
  • “Calamity” Clinton to Blame for Benghazi Massacre

    05/15/2015 3:47:06 PM PDT · by kathsua · 14 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 15th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The Republicans are once again investigating how al Qaeda won a major victory by destroying the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and killing American Ambassador Chris Stevens. Hopefully, this time they will abandon conspiracy theories and consider the possibility that American stupidity allowed the massacre to occur.
  • Demonizing Formaldehyde For Fun And Profit

    05/14/2015 9:07:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/14/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Formaldehyde is a simple and ubiquitous molecule, used in countless products and industrial processes. The compound is synthesized by virtually every life form, and does not accumulate in the environment. However, since formaldehyde (along with everything else) is a “chemical,” greedy fear entrepreneurs are more than willing to scare the public. In so doing, they not only extract millions of dollars in dubious donations, they routinely slander and libel dozens of perfectly fine products. Unfortunately, when industry attempts to fight back, the prevailing media narrative is nearly always rigged against it, based on the puerile notion that the fear entrepreneurs...
  • Researchers find stronger links between diabetes and Alzheimer's

    05/13/2015 1:32:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Consumer Affairs ^ | May 6, 2015 | Mark Huffman
    With rising obesity, America faces an increased number of type 2 diabetes cases. With an aging Baby Boom generation, the country is bracing for an increase in Alzheimer's disease. Could the two be related? Previous studies have hinted at such a link. But researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say they have nailed down the connection. Their study, using mice, found that elevated glucose in the blood – a primary consequence of diabetes -- can rapidly increase levels of amyloid beta, which shows up in brain plaques in Alzheimer’s patients. The buildup of these plaques is...
  • Obamacare Exchange: Michigan Dodged a Bullet

    05/12/2015 1:35:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/10/2015 | Jack McHugh
    In a news story titled “Nearly half of Obamacare exchanges are struggling over their future,” The Washington Post reports the following: Nearly half of the 17 insurance marketplaces set up by the states and the District under President Obama’s health law are struggling financially, presenting state officials with an unexpected and serious challenge five years after the passage of the landmark Affordable Care Act. Many of the online exchanges are wrestling with surging costs, especially for balky technology and expensive customer-call centers — and tepid enrollment numbers. To ease the fiscal distress, officials are considering raising fees on insurers, sharing...
  • ABC, CBS Censor Study Showing Babies Viable at 22 Weeks

    05/10/2015 3:46:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 8, 2015 | 2:31 PM EDT | Katie Yoder
    Broadcast networks have taken their cues from The New York Times, except when it publishes stories about babies that they don’t like. A study released Wednesday by The New England Journal of Medicine documented thousands of premature births to discover a small number of babies born at 22 weeks, with medical treatment available to them, survived with few health implications. The findings that could “affect the abortion debate” landed on the front page of the May 7 New York Times and garnered attention from NBC’s Today. Other media, like ABC and CBS, stayed silent during their morning and evening news...
  • Yet Another ‘Republican’ Betrayal on ObamaCare

    05/07/2015 6:44:28 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 33 replies
    American Clarion ^ | May 7, 2014 | Bob Ellis
    If you live in a state like South Dakota, you’ve become used to “Republicans” selling out the Constitution, the rule of law, and the American people on ObamaCare. We’ve seen our former governor and newly minted U.S. Senator RINO Mike Rounds, our current governor RINO Dennis Daugaard, and a host of other “Republican” leaders in state government sell us out on ObamaCare. And we’ve seen “Republicans” in Washington D.C. sell us out on ObamaCare, with one of the biggest surrenders a couple of years ago when they had a chance to defund this unconstitutional monstrosity before it ever got...
  • Unbelievable surveys given to children in Massachusetts -- and schools across America

    05/05/2015 7:54:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 69 replies
    Across Massachusetts – and across America – thousands of schoolchildren are given sexually graphic, psychologically intrusive surveys by the public schools without parents’ knowledge. These surveys also ask youth to reveal their criminal activity, personal family matters, and other intimate issues. This is done in the public middle schools and high schools during school hours. At best, parents are told about the surveys in vague terms, but are rarely allowed read them beforehand. The surveys are “officially” anonymous and voluntary. But they are administered by the teacher in a classroom and (according to teachers we’ve talked to) there is often...
  • Springtime for HIT: Electronic Health Records In the News

    05/05/2015 8:44:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/5/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    With apologies to Mel Brooks, we examine, once again, the 500 pound gorilla within healthcare information technology—electronic health records (EHRs). Ten weeks ago, we discussed EHRs within the context of Medicare reimbursement penalties—applicable to providers who are not “meaningful users” of EHRs—starting in 2015. There were plenty of facts and figures in that piece, but this pretty much sums it up: Despite the government’s bribe of nearly $27 billion to digitize patient records, nearly 70% of physicians say EHR systems have not been worth it. That EHRs are vastly unpopular with the people who actually use them is not news,...
  • 3D printers are churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs

    05/04/2015 4:15:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | April 20, 2015 | Brian Wang
    The advent of three-dimensional (3D) printing has generated a swell of interest in artificial organs meant to replace, or even enhance, human machinery. Printed organs, such as a proto­type outer ear developed by researchers at Princeton University in New Jersey and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, was on the agenda at the Inside 3D Printing conference in New York on 15–17 April. The ear is printed from a range of materials: a hydrogel to form an ear-shaped scaffold, cells that will grow to form cartilage, and silver nanoparticles to form an antenna. Printed body parts brought in US$537 million...
  • As Obamacare is Implemented, Part-Time Jobs at All Time High

    05/04/2015 10:06:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/1/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Part-time employment in the U.S. has remained steady at a record-level 27 million jobs for the last five years, raising questions about how much of a role Obamacare has played in the rise of part-time workers. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was signed into law March 23, 2010 by President Barack Obama. The employer mandate portion of the act states that businesses have to offer health insurance to anyone working 30 or more hours a week. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers part-time work to be 35 hours or less. From 1994 to...
  • Report: World Health Organization Failed at Ebola Response

    05/04/2015 8:29:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/04/15 | Sierra Rayne
    This failure to act with resolve by all parties will lead to future international health crises that are worse than need be. A new report by The Heritage Foundation analyzes the international response to the Ebola epidemic during 2013 and 2014. The findings are not good news for the World Health Organization (WHO), whose track record has been less than stellar over time. The report’s editors—James Jay Carafano, Charlotte Florance, and Daniel Kaniewski—arrived at the following conclusion: “Politicization within the organization and inefficient lines of authority severely limited WHO’s ability to respond swiftly and effectively to the EVD outbreak in...
  • The truth about AUTOGYNEPHILIA (Bruce Jenner problem?)

    Bruce Jenner is a raging autogynephile! Great article that cuts through the "gender identity" BS and tells what's really happening.
  • New 3D Printable Hydrogel Composites Created — Possible Breakthrough in Human Body Part Replacement

    05/01/2015 11:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    3DPrint ^ | April 29, 2015 | Brian Krassenstein
    There is tremendous progress being made within the area of 3D bioprinting. In fact, there are companies working to print human organs as we speak, and within the next decade such organs may, if we are lucky, be available for human transplantation. With that said we still are a ways away from such an accomplishment. There are multiple obstacles researchers must first overcome. When considering the organ printing space in general, the printing of complicated vascular networks is the main obstacle currently preventing progress. On the other hand, when printing cellular musculoskeletal tissues the main obstacle in this space is...
  • Michigan's Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Exceeds Costs by 22 Percent

    04/30/2015 12:59:37 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/29/2015 | Jack McHugh
    The Foundation for Government Accountability has just published a report on state enrollments under the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. Here’s what the authors say about Michigan: When Republican Governor Rick Snyder lobbied the Michigan legislature to adopt his Obamacare Medicaid expansion plan, he too sold it on the promise of low and predictable enrollment. His office predicted no more than 477,000 able-bodied adults would ever sign up, with 323,000 signing up in the first year. But more able-bodied adults enrolled in ObamaCare expansion in the first three months than the state thought would sign up during the entire year. Despite the...
  • FDA Follies, Part 1

    04/29/2015 9:24:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/29/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Regular readers of this column are aware that I am no fan of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Let’s examine the agency’s official mission… Here’s the first paragraph: “FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.” Good stuff. But now, take a look at the second paragraph: “FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping...
  • Scott Walker - Waukee, IA Interview - "He wins without caving"

    04/29/2015 12:40:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    April 28, 2015
    Published April 28, 2015: 10:29 YouTube interviewQuestions and answers covered: Announce when? Common Core Immigration Marriage Laws First think you'll do if elected president? Obamacare Life What sets you apart?
  • ACLU Says Catholic Organizations Must Be Compelled to Fund Abortions [semi-satire]

    04/27/2015 9:59:32 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 April 2015 | John Semmens
    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit demanding that religious organizations be compelled to provide abortions and contraception to illegal immigrants. “Whether to bear a child or not is a woman’s right under our laws,” said ACLU staff attorney Brigitte Amiri. “No religious organization has the authority to infringe on this right. For Catholic aid organizations to refuse to pay for birth control and abortions is an infringement. Forcing a woman to bear an unwanted child is, as President Obama has said, cruel and unusual punishment. It is unconstitutional and cannot be allowed.” “Rules derived from a mythical being...
  • Scott Walker Versus the Wall St. Journal on Immigration

    04/27/2015 7:02:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    According to Gallup, only 7 percent of Americans want immigration levels to increase, while 86 percent either want them to remain at current levels (47 percent) or decrease (39 percent). With most current and prospective Republican presidential candidates tripping over each other to vie for that 7 percent, it would seem to be good politics for a candidate to break from the pack and speak for the other 86 percent essentially unopposed. That’s more of less what Scott Walker has done over the past week. Actually, Walker hasn’t even said that immigration levels should not be increased. He has merely...
  • Clinton: 'This campaign isn't going to be about me'

    04/27/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton rounded up her first campaign swing with an op-ed in a top Iowa newspaper in which she emphasized her campaign’s commitments to regular Americans and echoed the progressive platform she’s been touting on the campaign trail. “Americans have come back from tough economic times. But the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” she wrote in The Des Moines Register. “Americans are working harder and getting more productive, but they aren't seeing the reward in their paychecks. So it's time to reshuffle the deck and deal a better hand to the middle class.” Clinton’s...
  • An Algorithm Set To Revolutionize 3-D Protein Structure Discovery

    04/26/2015 7:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 23, 2015
    One of the great challenges in molecular biology is to determine the three-dimensional structure of large biomolecules such as proteins. But this is a famously difficult and time-consuming task. The standard technique is x-ray crystallography, which involves analyzing the x-ray diffraction pattern from a crystal of the molecule under investigation. That works well for molecules that form crystals easily. But many proteins, perhaps most, do not form crystals easily. And even when they do, they often take on unnatural configurations that do not resemble their natural shape. So finding another reliable way of determining the 3-D structure of large biomolecules...
  • Clinton: 'Deep-seated' beliefs block abortion access - back up and enforce laws

    04/24/2015 9:47:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said "deep-seated … religious beliefs" have to be changed before the world's women will get full access to abortion. “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced,” Clinton said, according to The Daily Caller. “Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” she argued about abortion. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will." “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be...
  • Taxpayers Fund Disgusting Same-Sex Study of Young Black Males

    04/24/2015 6:36:33 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 18 replies
    American Clarion ^ | April 24, 2015 | Gina Miller
    On Wednesday, a Facebook friend posted a story on my page with the headline, “Taxpayers Raped to Study Anal Penetration of Black Youth.” After determining that actual rape of taxpayers was not occurring, I was no less disgusted with what is being “researched” with our tax dollars. The source of the story is a project synopsis on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website (motto: “Turning Discovery Into Health”). The project is titled, “First and Subsequent Same-Sex Sexual Satisfaction and Behavior in Young AAMSM (African-American men who have sex with men).” The study has been going on since 2012 at...
  • A 4D Printed Valve That Actuates According to Water Temperature

    04/23/2015 11:12:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3DPrint ^ | April 23, 2015 | T.E. Edwards
    It may seem a touch misleading in name, but scientists at the University of Wollongong say they’re creating what they call 4D printing. The fourth dimension they refer to is time and shape shifting as the researchers have begun to develop 3D printed materials capable of morphing into new structures – post production – as those materials are influenced by the addition of external stimuli such as water or heat. The team at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science say these new materials are able to transform themselves from one shape into another, and they see applications for...
  • Sustainability: A Fable For Our Time

    04/23/2015 8:56:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    We must journey back to March, 1987, and the United Nations document entitled Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, to discover what is probably the only universally agreed upon—if nebulous and contradictory—definition of “sustainable development,” the precursor of “sustainability,” viz. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts: the concept of ‘needs’, in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and the idea of...
  • Best Response Ever To How Kids Survived Without Computers. This Is Gold.

    04/22/2015 11:57:14 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 77 replies
    tickld ^ | Apr. 21, 2015
    [snip]My mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread butter on bread on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting e. Coli. Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake or at the beach instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.
  • Amazing Afrezza – Non-Invasive Insulin That Works!

    04/22/2015 10:16:03 AM PDT · by ncfool · 14 replies
    healthline.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Amy Tenderich
    I can’t wait to get my next A1C test done (who says that?! but it’s true). I am now two-plus months into my use of new inhaled insulin Afrezza, and frankly I’m blown away by how well it performs (ooh, pun!) I’ve been hesitant to be too much of a cheerleader for Afrezza, because I thought maybe I was experiencing beginner’s luck – the thrill of any shiny new diabetes treatment can wear off pretty quickly – and given how controversial this drug is, I didn’t want to stir the pot unnecessarily. But sorry Naysayers, Afrezza is the bomb. At...
  • Walker’s Smart Play on Immigration

    04/22/2015 8:05:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    Scott Walker’s recent comments suggesting that the United States’s policy on legal immigration should be focused on what’s good for American workers—a seemingly obvious point that nevertheless has ruffled feathers—offers further evidence of the Wisconsin governor’s political savvy. When two of one’s strongest competitors (namely, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio) share a weakness on an issue, it’s smart to draw attention to that issue by making clear there is daylight between you and them...... Nor is it merely from a political perspective that Walker is right to join Sen. Jeff Sessions in questioning the prevailing orthodoxy on this issue. Reflecting...
  • The White House is Lying About Climate Change and Health

    04/22/2015 7:49:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/15 | Al Caruba
    What can be done to ignore a government determined to lie to everyone about a “threat” that does not exist? Not much. Let us begin with the understanding that there is no connection between the climate and health. The climate is something measured in decades and centuries, so what happened in the last century has nothing to do with whether you are sneezing today. The weather surely can help generate health problems. For example in the northeastern states, the Lyme disease season is beginning. Between 1992 and 2010 reported cases of Lyme disease doubled to nearly 23,000 according to the...
  • Administration Remains Undaunted by Obamacare [semi-satire]

    04/20/2015 9:16:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 April 2015 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration remained undaunted by yet another court ruling against its attempts to compel religious groups to fund abortion coverage in their health insurance plans. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order preventing the Obama Administration from forcing religious groups in Pennsylvania to pay for abortion-causing drugs mandated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Supreme Court had previously blocked HHS from imposing similar mandates on the Little Sisters of the Poor, Hobby Lobby, Wheaton College, and the University of Notre Dame. That the Administration would repeatedly attempt this type of coercion caused Lori Windham,...
  • An EMP attack on America seems likely

    04/19/2015 10:57:56 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 48 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 19, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Some consider North Korea to be the rogue nation most likely to use an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to attack America; Iran is also seen as quite likely to do it. It matters little which succeeds.Here is a lengthy 2013 video about an EMP attack, what would happen and why: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9z4EnE9baU] Video linkThe possibilities and consequences of an EMP attack on America are too horrific to contemplate; the "legitimate news media" generally ignore them. We therefore tend to relegate them to the realm of remote "tin foil hat conspiracy theories" and to focus instead on more congenial stuff -- the latest sex scandal,...
  • Poor Children May Have Smaller Brains Than Rich Children. Does That Tell Us Anything?

    04/18/2015 2:50:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    Slate ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jordan Weissmann
    Social scientists have found that by the time children enter kindergarten, there is already a large academic achievement gap between students from wealthy and poor families. We still don't know exactly why that's the case. There's a sense that it at least partly has to do with the fact that affluent mothers and fathers have more intensive parenting sytles—they're more likely to read to their kids, for instance—and have enough money to make sure their toddlers grow up well-nourished, generally cared for, and intellectually stimulated. At the same time, poor children often grow up in chaotic, food-insecure, stressful homes that...
  • Beyond Body Language: Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton

    04/18/2015 1:36:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    April 18, 2015 | vanity
    An interesting look at opposites. On her worst day Carly Fiorina outshines Hillary Clinton.Fiorina can discuss hard facts and choices without sounding shrill and disconnected, like Mrs. Clinton does. They're both grandmothers. I think Fiorina's grandchildren got the best of the bargain between these two women. SERIOUS and SUBSTANTIVE: - Bret Baier Interview With Carly Fiorina 9:00 that will hold your interest. SUPERFICIAL and SECRETIVE: - Kara Swisher Interview With Hillary Clinton 30:00 "..get people into a nice warm purple space."
  • Jeb Bush: Maybe Medicare recipients should be required to sign advance directives (Terry Schiavo)

    04/17/2015 3:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush on Friday once again defended his decision to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman whose death capped an intense national debate about ethics and politics, but also suggested that Medicare recipients should be required to outline end-of-life care plans before accepting the benefits. "I don’t think I would have changed anything," he said in response to a questioner during a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast here Friday. "I stayed within the constitutional responsibilities or authority that I had. We changed the law first and then a year later it...
  • What do you do with your coffee used coffee grounds?

    04/17/2015 3:23:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    4/17/2015 | Nikos1121
    This post is in follow up to "ken5050" posting about "what kind of coffee maker do you use?" Posted on ‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎23‎:‎50‎ ‎PM by ken5050 I started saving my grounds as a compost for my herb garden. I'm not sure if it will over power them or be balanced. So I googled the topic and not surprisingly someone else has already thought about it. Please check out the following and share what you do with them. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Uses+for+Coffee+Grounds
  • Clinton praises Warren as ‘progressive champion'

    04/16/2015 8:16:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton lauds Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as a “progressive champion” in a Time magazine tribute written amidst calls from the left that Clinton should use the freshman senator as a model in her presidential bid. Praising Warren’s “unflagging determination to level the playing field for hardworking American families” and her goal of helping others “Share in the American Dream,” Clinton compared the senator to the “liberal lion,” former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass). “It was always going to take a special kind of leader to pick up Ted Kennedy’s mantle as senior Senator from Massachusetts—champion of working families and scourge...
  • Law that Made School Employees Pay More for Health Insurance Saved $1.3 Billion

    04/16/2015 6:42:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/14/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Statewide caps on government employee health insurance have saved Michigan public school districts a total of $1.3 billion since the 2010-11 school year, according to an analysis done by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The caps were implemented by a 2011 law. Districts spent $1.91 billion on employee health insurance in 2010-11, the year before Gov. Rick Snyder signed the new law. It imposed either a “hard cap” on how much schools could spend on health insurance, or required employees to pay at least 20 percent of the premiums. The cost to school districts has dropped each year since,...
  • Dog Flu Sweeping Through Chicago

    04/15/2015 6:54:18 PM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    Radio Pet Lady ^ | 4/15/2015
    Have you heard about the brand new H3N2 dog flu sweeping through Chicago and sickening and killing dogs? It may actually be worse than you think: round-the-clock testing has unveiled that this heretofore unknown canine influenza was originally an avian flu that made a “mammalian adaptation” and has been infecting dogs and cats in Asia since 2007. Now it is here in the epicenter of the U.S. Will it sweep across the country and endanger dogs everywhere? Will this deadly flu become like the bird flu in Asia and the swine flu in England, both of which did transform into...
  • Pernicious Junk Science

    04/15/2015 8:31:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/15/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Those of us, of a certain age, remember the post-World War II promise of Science. Splitting the atom would bring us virtually unlimited cheap electrical power; antibiotics and vaccine technology (a la Salk/Sabin) would eliminate the scourge of infectious disease; and elucidation of the structure of DNA would lead to a cancer cure. But 60-odd years later, we have radioactive waste; terrifying antibiotic resistant pathogens; and despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars on cancer research and mapping the human genome, are no closer to that elusive cure. As to DNA, its greatest contribution has been to forensic science, which...
  • Living Grace Home Damage Repair

    04/15/2015 8:22:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    gofundme/Living Grace Home ^ | 4/15/15 | Living Grace Home
    In the first day of our campaign, we have raised over $2,000! This paid the down payment for the contractor, and for the supplies to start drywall repair. Please continue to donate and spread the word so the girls can get moved back in as soon as possible! If you don't want to donate online, the address for donations is on our website, http://www.livinggracehome.com/Contact-Us.html. Subscribe to Updates Living Grace Home is a home for pregnant young women ages 14-22 who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless as a result of their pregnancy. We have two residences at this...
  • We’re ALL Out of Africa

    04/14/2015 8:07:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/15 | Al Caruba
    Everyone is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race I think if we were honest enough to admit it, we are all bigoted in some way. Our gender or religion doesn’t really qualify us as superior to anyone else, but we tend to fall back on these identities and, consciously or not, assume they give us a reason to feel that we are not only in possession of a special truth, but that it grants us the privilege to feel better than others. When we examine the issue of race, however, the bigotry is inherent because racial groups are...