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  • Massive ObamaCare Rate Hikes Are A Good Thing, White House Says

    08/27/2016 11:21:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    investors.com ^ | Aug. 26, 2016
    Health Reform: This week Illinois' insurance regulator said ObamaCare premiums in the state will jump as high as 55%. The Obama administration's response to this and other news of massive rate hikes: Don't worry. Be happy. Anyone shopping for ObamaCare coverage in Illinois this fall is in for a big shock. The average increase for cheap Bronze plans is likely 44%. It's 45% for the lowest-cost Silver plan, and 55% for the cheapest Gold plan.
  • EpiPen price spike: Daughter of Dem senator takes advantage of FDA red tape to exploit monopoly

    08/25/2016 6:42:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Hillary feigns outrage, but everything about this has Democrat fingerprints on it Just like earlier this year with Martin Shkreli and Daraprim, the Internet is full of outrage the past few days over the action of Mylan CEO Heather Fausch to raise the price of the live-saving drug EpiPen to $500 per unit. And as always happens, politicians are getting into the act, particularly Hillary Clinton, who raged that Mylan must reduce the price immediately - as if pharmaceutical companies check with candidates for political office in setting their pricing. But if Hillary really wants to manifest her rage -...
  • The Lack of EpiPen Competitors is the FDA's Fault

    08/25/2016 11:26:30 AM PDT · by amorphous · 25 replies
    There’s a new bout of outrage over an expensive medicine or medical treatment. While the good in question changes each time, the blame always seems to fall on greedy corporations who just aren’t regulated enough. Free markets and capitalism are the scapegoat, even when nothing remotely resembling unhampered markets in health care is in place in the United States. This time, it’s the EpiPen, a device that easily and safely injects epinephrine to quickly open up airways for people undergoing severe anaphylaxis because of an extreme allergy. It has saved the lives of countless people who are allergic to bee...
  • Media spin can’t hide Hillary’s Health, but Google Can ‘Disappear’ It

    08/24/2016 7:17:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, the NYT and Google have run into a brick wall, the one that proves “a picture’s worth a thousand words” There was only ever one surefire way for Barack Hussein Obama to steal a third term in office at the White House. Imposing martial law to suspend elections would be inconvenient, messy and outrageous to millions of patriots who awaited Obama’s departure for nearly eight long years. It would also be as transparent as a visibly hefty Michelle Obama ‘s credibility leading a Childhood Obesity initiative. Only the ruinous election of Hillary Clinton could guarantee Obama a third term...
  • Poster Woman for Fatal Gun Accident w/AK Clone

    08/23/2016 7:04:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Pick up a loaded AK clone, point it at your boyfriend's face at point blank range while you pin him to the bed.  The gun just "went off".  He is dead, and the woman is charged with negligent homicide. I wonder if Rosario was right handed.  Are those bruises below her left eye? The articles note that Gabriella does not have any prior arrests.  I found two for a Rosario Soto Leon in the Phoenix area, one on March 7th, another on April 20th, both in Maricopa County. Without further ID, it is impossible to know if it is...
  • Leaked Soros Docs: Blacks Worried Their Children Receiving Less Attention Than Syrian Refugees

    08/22/2016 8:57:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2016 | Peter Hasson, associate editor
    Progressive activists have had trouble getting African-Americans to support bringing in more Syrian refugees due to concerns that refugee children will receive more attention than poor African-American children, according to a leaked memo between top officials at George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and members of the organization’s U.S. advisory board. The October 2015 memo was part of a 70-page file containing internal documents from an October 1 and 2 board meeting in New York City. Anonymous hackers whose stated goal is to “shed light on one of the most influential networks operating worldwide” released thousands of internal OSF documents to...
  • Obamacare is unsustainable — the backbone could collapse, expert warns

    08/21/2016 4:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 17, 2016 | Abigail Stevenson
    If politicians don't fix the Affordable Care Act, then the vulnerable Blue Cross and local HMO plans — which serve as the backbone of Obamacare — must exit, said Robert Laszewski, the President of Health Policy and Strategy Associates. "What the politicians need to do is to understand they have got about a year to fix this," he said in an interview with CNBC's "Closing Bell." Republicans do not want to fix the existing flaws for Obamacare, Laszewski said. Instead, they want to repeal and replace it. He added that Democrats are now stating that they would rather go to...
  • AHRQ Evidence Review Changes Its Conclusions (Big ME/CFS News!)

    08/20/2016 10:06:55 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 41 replies
    Occupy M.E. ^ | August 16, 2016 | Jennie Spotila
    In response to requests by U.S. patient organizations and advocates, the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued an Addendum to its 2014 ME/CFS evidence review. This Addendum downgrades the conclusions on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET), and this has tremendous implications for medical education and treatment recommendations. GET is Ineffective for ME Patients. CBT Is Barely Effective.
  • Testimonies Reveal Brutal Truth Behind Late-Term Abortions

    08/19/2016 7:42:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 19, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    Live Action News reported on a European physician who provided a heartbreaking narrative of a senior gynecologist telling her interns to suffocate a baby if it happens to be born alive after an abortion. Dr. D.F. claims to have been a student at the time. She stated:
  • Charcoal: The New Detoxing Miracle to End Belly Bloat??

    08/19/2016 9:40:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 100 replies
    yahoo health ^ | December 16, 2014 | yahoo health
    ... Activated charcoal has been used for years in the ER to absorb toxins after inadvertent exposure to chemicals and to absorb medications after accidental overdoses. The multipurpose treatment has also been prescribed for digestive conditions, especially those that cause gas and bloating. In addition, claims suggest the ingredient may help whiten teeth, improve complexion, lower cholesterol, prevent hangovers and boost energy.
  • Fed. Mandate: Homeless Shelters Must Admit Transgenders Despite Risks

    08/18/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 16, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Ahh, how to begin a story about “transgender accommodations” and the government? Well, one could simply look at the issue of “transgender accommodations” as a political economist, and see that the conflict over new rules and laws teaches us something incredibly important about the nature of politics. Let’s take two breaking news items as examples. First, on Aug. 15, Dominic Holden of BuzzFeed reported that the federal General Services Administration (GSA) will post new rules this week commanding 9,200 properties run by the federal government to open their bathrooms to folks according to their “gender identities.” GSA spokesperson Ashley Nash-Hahn told BuzzFeed: This includes all kinds...
  • PHOTOS: Hillary Unable to Walk Without Having to Grab Furniture, People and Other Objects

    08/16/2016 9:40:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | August 16, 2016
    Unsteady as she goes Kyle Olson at The American Mirror has the video and I've captured some key screen-caps for ease of viewing. While visiting Joe Biden's childhood home in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Hillary was physically unable to walk without supporting herself using any object in close reach. Hillary Clinton sought out the stability of just about anything during a visit to Joe Biden’s Scranton, Pennsylvania boyhood home... Video from Clinton’s appearance showed her grasping for a railing, a chair and the kitchen table on Monday. As Olson also notes, Hillary stumbled earlier in the day simply trying to maneuver away...
  • Dep. of State: Indonesia Attacks Gays, But Maintains 'Strong Ties' With U.S.

    08/16/2016 5:10:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    Liberals will always say that they truly care about the LGBT community, but do they really?  The Department of State released a statement on Monday sending its “sincerest regards” to Indonesia, a predominantly Mulsim country, on its 71st Independence Day. The press release stated: On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is with great pleasure that I send my sincerest regards to the people of Indonesia on the 71st anniversary of your independence this August 17. Deeply rooted in the democratic values and respect for civil society that our peoples share, the ties between our nations have never...
  • Why This Food Bank is Turning Away Junk Food

    08/16/2016 12:20:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Civil Eats ^ | August 15, 2016 | Whitney Pipkin
    The largest hunger-fighting organization in the nation’s capital has put food-donating retailers on notice: no more candy, sugary sodas, or sheet cakes. As key as donations are to the nonprofit’s bottom line, the Capital Area Food Bank recently told retailers that, beginning this fall, it won’t accept free food that comes at a cost to recipients—many of whom struggle with obesity and diabetes as much as hunger. At a time when 97 percent of households reporting food insecurity “cannot afford a balanced meal,” the organization’s effort is part of a larger national shift that acknowledges solving hunger isn’t always as...
  • The Media’s Harmful Flossing Follies

    08/15/2016 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Michael Fumento
    Ultimately, how many extra cavities, various other illnesses, and premature deaths will come from this hysteria is definitely something no study will ever be able to show Toss the floss! Turns out dental flossing is barely useful, even worthless perhaps. So reported the Associated Press (AP) and subsequently more than 150 news outlets, including such as the Washington Post (”The Shaky Evidence for Flossing”) and New York Times‘s more powerful “Feeling Guilty about Not Flossing? Maybe there’s No Need.” One Web site proclaimed “dentistry is a scam.” Well, okay actually that was just Kanye West. Only problem is they’re wrong....
  • ObamaCare crashing: Insurers seek massive rate hikes . . . if they’re staying in at all

    08/11/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gigantic losses put exchanges on the brink, send program careening into chaos Remember when everyone watching ObamaCare was focused on how many people had signed up? First they needed 7 million, then 11 million, and on it went as new targets replaced the old. These weren’t meaningless - at least it didn’t appear that way. The targets represented the critical mass the Obama Administration itself said the program needed to be economically sustainable. Insurance, they told us, is about risk pools. If you’ve got enough people in the risk pool, you’d have enough premiums being paid in to cover those...
  • Hillary ‘s gone viral ‘handler’ Bill Clinton’s Secret Service Agent?

    08/10/2016 9:33:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/16 | Judi McLeod
    Were the viral videos showing Hillary in declining health sent out in attempts to distract the public from knowing that Bill Clinton is no longer the same Bill Clinton everyone thought they knew? Found! According to Daily Mail pictures of June 19, 2016, unidentified Secret Service Agent X who went viral in the “It’s okay, keep talking” Las Vegas rally video is part of Bill Clinton’s Secret Service security detail. The SS agent—up to now identified as Hillary Clinton’s Diazepam pen equipped ‘handler’ who went viral over the Internet when he rushed to Hillary, telling her “You’re okay,” “Keep Talking”...
  • FLORIDA NOW SPRAYING NEUROTOXIC PESTICIDE BANNED IN OTHER COUNTRIES TO COMBAT ZIKA

    08/09/2016 11:07:55 AM PDT · by dtroxx · 13 replies
    Areas of Miami, Florida, are now being sprayed with the insecticide naled in an attempt to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito — carrier of the zika virus. Naled, a potent neurotoxin that kills mosquitoes on contact, is perfectly safe, or so the Environmental Protection Agency insists, despite Puerto Rico’s rejection of its use to combat the spread of zika there — due to concerns about its safety. To keep naled airborne where it would be most effective, the agent is sprayed in very fine aerosol droplets — about two tablespoons can be dispersed to cover an area the equivalent of...
  • It’s America and not Hillary Clinton who needs the ‘Medicine Man’

    08/09/2016 8:34:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/16 | JUDI McLeod
    Hillary Clinton’s physical and perhaps mental decline is Barack Obama’s ticket to a 3rd term in office, when he fundamentally transforms Hillary from shrill to shill There’s a Doctor’s Note that Hillary Clinton will be using for the rest of the 2016 election campaign. The metaphoric doctor’s note being sent to all long-suffering patriots: ‘To Whom it May Concern: Mrs. Clinton cannot possibly appear in a presidential debate with the scurrilous Donald J. Trump, tonight, next week, the week after that or in the foreseeable future.’ ‘Go home. Take an aspirin (if you can still find one) and don’t bother...
  • WATCH: American Swimmer Calls Out Russian Competitor for Doping

    08/08/2016 7:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 8, 2016 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    American swimmer Lilly King had some choice words, as well as a finger wag, Sunday night for Russian counterpart Yulia Efimova, who was twice banned for doping but was surprisingly reinstated for the Rio Olympics Saturday. Efimova, the reigning world champion in the 100 meter breaststroke, has a long history with using substances to get a leg-up on her competition. She was suspended for 16 months in 2013 when anabolic substances were found in her system, and received a provisional ban (which was later lifted) earlier this year for using meldonium. in their rulings on Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal, The...
  • Secret Service Dragging Clinton Train Wreck across the Finish Line?

    08/08/2016 7:00:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 52 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/08/16 | Judi McLeod
    Surrealistic 2016 election campaign, it’s Donald J. Trump versus ‘The Propped up Secret Service President’ The same black, burly Secret Service Agent seen among multiple staffers helping Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton up the stairs in a Getty still shot “melting the Internet” seems to the same one who rushed to her rescue on Thursday in Las Vegas. A video shows the Secret Service Agent literally running to Clinton telling her ”You’re okay.” “Keep talking” after patting her on the shoulder. Before rushing to her side, Clinton had seemed to freeze and looked visibly bewildered.
  • On the Front Lines of Addiction

    08/03/2016 6:32:01 PM PDT · by pboyington · 12 replies
    The Odyssey Online ^ | August 3, 2016 | Sarah Boger
    For the last five years, I have been taking part in a terrible battle. I have been on the front lines of a war that I did not sign up for. I was drafted against my own will to fight. Or, so I thought. Five years ago somebody wreaked havoc on the life of my Mother. Somebody who was suppose to take care of her and protect her. This someone was a doctor. She approached this doctor seeking help for serious back pain that was keeping her from doing her job. He was an ally and someone she thought that...
  • Two-thirds of Americans okay with docs talking guns

    08/01/2016 9:02:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Jacki Billings
    Two-thirds of Americans are okay with doctors discussing guns, according to a new survey published by The Annals of Internal Medicine. The online survey asked Americans whether it’s appropriate for healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about guns. Sixty-six percent of the over 3,900 respondents indicated that it’s at least sometimes appropriate for docs to talk guns. In contrast, 34 percent indicated the topic of guns should never be broached with patients. As part of the survey, participants were asked to indicate whether they were gun owners. Of those that admitted to having guns in the home, half stated...
  • Prayer Request for my Grandson

    07/31/2016 11:40:18 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 40 replies
    Jaxsons Got Guts ^ | July 31, 2016 | AzNascarfan
    The Above Source link goes to a blog my Daughter Started for my Grandson Jaxson. Not sure how often she will keep it updated, but gives a little background anyway I wanted to make a prayer request and also help spread the word that August is Short Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month https://www.facebook.com/SBSFoundation/ Jaxson is waiting for a bowel and liver transplant, He missed out once about a year ago because he was sick when the organs were available. She got the pre-call again after that and organs went to a closer recipient instead. It is such a hard prayer to...
  • Someone In Media Needs To Ask Hillary Clinton What Was Cut Out of Her Tongue…

    07/31/2016 7:54:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    conservativetreehouse.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | sundance
    The people trying to say ‘what’s there isn’t actually there’, are starting to look more than a little silly. It’s beyond obvious something was removed (cut out) from Hillary Clinton’s tongue. It’s clear in the before and after pictures. What was it?Some people are speculating it might be a lesion as symptomatic of a form of Oropharyngeal cancer. Two Types: HPV Positive and HPV Negative
  • Long-Term Health Care Premium More Than Doubled

    07/30/2016 1:48:03 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 29 replies
    30 Jul 2016 | American Quilter
    I've just been notified by my long-term health care insurance program that they're increasing my monthly premium from $198 to $441 beginning in November due to "the severity of certain medical conditions, expected lifespans, returns on investment, and overall program expenses." The insurer is John Hancock Life & Health Insurance Company. I'll have to pay the full premium increase in order to keep my annual 5% benefit increase. Or I can pay "only" $318 per month and drop to a 3.9% annual benefit increase. Or I can retain the current premium and drop to a 2% annual benefit increase.
  • 3D printed liver transplants one step closer

    07/28/2016 2:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | July 28, 2016 | Nick Hall
    3D printed organ transplants have been in the cards for a while, but deep tissue printing has proved problematic. Now a team of scientists in Korea think they have cracked the code for producing functional liver tissue by printing functional mouse liver cells. Simply put, we need more livers than we currently have as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer are increasingly prevalent. The donor system, meanwhile, is inherently flawed. Patients face agonising treatment while they wait for a suitable liver. There is simply no guarantee they will get a matching organ in time and even if they do, there can...
  • Creeping Sharia in Health Care

    07/28/2016 9:13:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Carol Brown
    Islamic supremacy is arriving in medical settings using stealth means, or what is often referred to as creeping sharia. Common themes include Muslim health care workers refusing to uphold infection control protocols, Muslim medical students refusing to study topics they deem forbidden according to Islamic law, Muslim visitors in hospitals ignoring hygiene guidelines to protect patients, and hospitals bending over backwards (or is it forwards?) to accommodate Muslim demands above and beyond anything done for members of any other religious or demographic group. Also covered are outright acts of violence perpetrated by Muslim men who attack hospital personnel. Islamic supremacy...
  • Imaginary Murder Pets Versus Michelle Obama

    07/27/2016 8:40:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/25/2016 | John Mozena
    In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama used a White House press release to announce a massive public-private-nonprofit campaign with “an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight.” It took on childhood nutrition, exercise and much more. The resulting initiative is often known by its “Let’s Move” website name. Last week, the Pokémon Go mobile game launched. It encourages users to venture out into the real world to find and collect imaginary cartoon monsters at specific geographic points. Gamers then send their pets...
  • Donald Trump promises reform in speech to VFW in Charlotte

    07/26/2016 4:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WTVD-TV ^ | July 26, 2016
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WTVD) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued his swing through North Carolina on Tuesday with a speech to the VFW convention in Charlotte. Trump spoke about problems within the Veterans Administration, including the scandal of long waits and poor quality healthcare. "We're going to bring honesty back to government and that starts with the VA," Trump told the crowd....
  • The Long March to the Western Battlefield

    07/25/2016 1:47:46 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 25, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the cross-section of crime, war, and public policy... Loudly, clearly, proudly, the Obama administration has declared its solidarity with the immigrant wave from the middle east. Throughout Barack Obama’s two terms – while the United States were at war, trying to stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan, even while he himself started a war against Libya and approved military actions in other countries in the region – the Obama administration has continuously facilitated the immigration of “refugees” from that dangerous, alien territory. We have watched the waves lap up onto our shores, depositing middle easterners in ever greater numbers –...
  • Miami Police Explain Shooting Unarmed Man [semi-satire]

    07/25/2016 9:23:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 July 2016 | John Semmens
    Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist trying to aid an autistic patient was shot by Miami police this week. In the incident, Kinsey was lying on the ground with is hands up. Nevertheless, he was still shot in the leg by one of the responding officers. John Rivera, the President of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association attempted to explain this egregious example of unnecessary and excessive force, calling it "an unfortunate accident. First of all, the police received an anonymous tip that there was a suicidal man with a gun in that area. Right away, the responding officers are thinking...
  • Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform

    07/24/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2016 | Neil Siefring
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) convened a needed Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens as part of his legislative agenda, "A Better Way." The Speaker and his colleagues who worked on the task force have rightly identified the massive regulatory burden imposed by federal bureaucrats as an obstacle to economic growth and a distortion of our constitutional form of government. That is why it is baffling that Ryan has failed to bring regulatory reform legislation that recently passed the Senate to the floor of the House for a vote. The tale is one of catfish and courage. The catfish you...
  • Help! Family of Heroin Addicts and what?

    07/18/2016 6:54:26 PM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 80 replies
    Looking for some comments and any advice. I lost my only son to this horrible addiction to heroin just a few months ago. 4/2/16 Now I've been contacted by a nephew (in-law) who shares the same problems. I want to help him if I can. The thought I had was in addition to gathering his papers from another location, driving him with those papers to the Secretary of State office and paying for the new ID, that he needs to get a (for sure) new job. I would also give him a five dollar bill. And tell him he is...
  • Fraction of Suicides with Guns vs Per Capita Guns in the U.S. 1981 to 2014

    07/12/2016 4:13:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    During the last 60 years, the number of guns in private hands in the United States has risen sharply.  During the last two decades, the number of murders and non-negligent homicides have fallen sharply.  More guns do not equal more crime.  In response, opponents of an armed population have shifted their focus and changed the terminology that they use. Instead of gun control, they call restrictive policies "gun safety". Instead of focusing on violent crime, they have created the term "gun violence".  Most people consider gun violence to be "gun crime". The opponents of gun ownership use the term...
  • (VANITY) Cancer status

    07/12/2016 12:01:37 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 24 replies
    me | 7/12/16 | me
    OK, finally I will give an update on my breast cancer. Any advice/guidance appreciated regarding my specific history! Anyone who matches me would love to hear from. I'm 47 now, BTW. *I have a history of a pulm. embolism a month after major surgery on the gut the other year, while still on birth control (they yanked me off after that).
  • Comey testimony reveals Hillary's 'cognitive impairment'?

    07/10/2016 10:54:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 10, 2016
    FBI Director James Comey let Hillary Clinton off the hook, but his explanation of why may prove to be even more politically damaging than an indictment. And his comments support what one of the people most familiar with the Clintons, Bill Clinton’s childhood friend and former lover Dolly Kyle, has long alleged. The presumptive Democratic Party nominee is suffering from a “cognitive impairment.” In testimony before Congress on Thursday, Comey said Hillary Clinton was not just careless, but implied she didn’t understand the importance of the information she was handling. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., asked Comey if a “sophisticated”...
  • Authors of JAMA study of Australian Gun Control are Gun Control Advocates, as is the AMA

    07/09/2016 7:11:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The authors of the Australian gun control study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association are gun control advocates.  From medpagetoday.com: The authors of the JAMA study had obvious conflicts, Wheeler said, with one being a member of the Coalition for Gun Control (Australia) and "Second author Philip Alpers is the founding director of the gun ban organization GunPolicy.org and is a delegate to the U.N.'s project to ban private gun ownership worldwide, the so-called Programme of Action. Mr. Alpers, although he holds the title of Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Sydney School of Public Health,...
  • New nurses recruited from the Philippines

    07/05/2016 1:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Standard ^ | July 5, 2016
    Representatives of the trust which runs Pilgrim Hospital have travelled to the Philippines in a bid to fill nursing vacancies. Matron of Nursing at Pilgrim Hospital, Michael Brunton, was in the team from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) who travelled to the islands on a 12-day trip to recruit registered nurses. The team returned having made 85 job offers to nurses, who it is hoped will fill vacancies at Boston,and the rest in Lincoln and 
Grantham The hospital currently has 92 vacancies for registered nurses. Interim Head of Nursing at Grantham Hospital John Boulton said the visit had been...
  • Millions in Tax Dollars Will Go to Military's 'Gender Transition Operations'

    07/05/2016 12:27:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 1, 2016 10:32am ET | Thomas Murray
    Our tax money will soon go to soldiers so they can have “gender transition surgery.” According to a statement released on Thursday from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, transgender individuals will now be able to enroll openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Their gender dysphoria will now be treated like every other medical condition. According to the Associated Press, Carter wanted to rescind the ban on transgenders serving in the Armed Forces last July, allegedly calling such a ban “outdated.” He ordered a six-month study—later extended—which would considered medical and scientific research on the subject. The study also hosted discussions...
  • America is being attacked by disease carrying children from South America

    07/04/2016 8:17:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/16 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The following piece was written by staff writer Suzanne Eovaldi and posted on the Coach is Right website on July 4th, 2014. Though hardly a story which celebrates the birth of our nation, it does reveal the contempt in which the United States and its citizens have been held by the most corrupt administration in our country’s history. In five months, voters will have their opportunity to reverse the politically motivated destruction of our nation by treasonous agents of the radical, America-hating left. We dare not fail to remove from power the vermin who are working to advance the agenda...
  • Homosexuality Is a Danger to Human Health

    07/01/2016 9:17:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    afa.net ^ | June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    Although there are many reasons to oppose the normalization of homosexuality, this reason alone would be enough: it represents an enormous risk to human health. According to a recent and extensive survey, homosexuals have "excess health problems" compared to sexually normal people. They suffer disproportionately from "impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use." The National Health Interview Survey, which has been conducted since 1957, included a question about sexual preference for the first time in 2013 and 2014. The results are astounding and alarming for anyone who cares about people who are trapped in a...
  • Supreme Court of Texas Rules on “Ferae Naturae” Doctrine

    07/01/2016 8:23:47 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    joshblackman.com ^ | 6/30/2016 | Josh Blackman
    The Supreme Court of Texas, per Chief Justice Hecht, issued a fascinating opinion applying the “Ferae Naturae” doctrine to the question of whether an employer is liable under the FELA when an employee contracts West Nile Virus from a mosquito. For those of you who don’t remember, or weren’t paying attention in Property, ferrae naturae refers to a wild animal–as opposed to a domesticated animal. This distinction at common law was critical with respect to the rule of capture. Here is the canonical holding from the majority opinion in Pierson v. Post: We are the more readily inclined to confine...
  • A Personal Matter... Concerning a Mother, her Child, and her Doctor

    06/29/2016 11:49:07 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 29, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When the modern abortion movement first began, a century ago, Planned Parenthood founder and hero Margaret Sanger was quite clear on her belief in the theory of eugenics. She wanted to reduce the numbers of undesirable people in America (you know, all those “other” races and ethnicities), and abortion was the easiest way that sprung to mind. But it didn’t catch on; it was too extreme. So, when a renewed effort for legalization of abortion really kicked into high gear in the 1960s, it was couched in a mantle of compassion instead. “Since people will get abortions anyway,” we were...
  • Samaritan Billed for Aiding Injured Family [semi-satire]

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

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

    06/21/2016 4:41:39 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 6/21/16 | me
    My pathology came back Monday. In a nutshell, although I did not specifically ask "what stage?", I think it's a stage I. Surgeon said the tumor was smaller than they thought. Lymph nodes were clear, and the margins they took out were clear.
  • Tucson VA to hold town hall meeting in Sierra Vista

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

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

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