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  • Adjuvant Load Vaccines and the Link to Symptoms of Autism in Children

    01/18/2017 8:46:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/18/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When President Elect Trump tweets, the world turns. He revealed his opinions about vaccines way back on 3-28-14, when he said: "Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes-AUTISM. Many such cases." Six months later he further clarified his concerns with this tweet: "I'm not against vaccinations for your children, I'm against them in 1 massive dose. Spread them out over a period of time and autism will drop." Now, Robert Kennedy, Jr. may well bring to the forefront the fears of many parents dealing with the autism situation....
  • Deconstructing the left’s astonishingly vapid charges against Tom Price

    01/18/2017 6:16:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Herman Cain
    Do these people know anything about anything? Maybe I’m giving Democrats and their media allies too much credit by ascribing ignorance to them on the matter of Tom Price and the so-called “allegations” against him. I realize Democrats don’t know much about business, but I assume most of them know the law. And if that’s the case, then they know the suggestion our soon-to-be Secretary of Health and Human Services engaged in anything like “insider trading” is so much nonsense.
  • Women's March Co-Chair: 'Hands Off Planned Parenthood' Is Priority

    01/17/2017 10:45:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 17, 2017 | 12:58 PM EST | Katie Yoder
    Planned Parenthood is more than just a partner for the upcoming Women’s March on Washington. To begin his Sunday segment, MSNBC Richard Lui described the Women’s March as an event that “started out as a rallying cry for women to show their solidarity against Trump” before turning to Linda Sarsour, the national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, for more information. […] Sarsour began listing the march’s most important issues. “First of all, hands off the Affordable Care Act. We need our health insurance,” she began. “Hands off Planned Parenthood and our reproductive rights. Hands off Muslims. Hands off...
  • Sergeant York and The Affordable Care Act

    01/16/2017 4:15:41 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 16, 2017 AD | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Enemies, Warriors, and Duty… As I write these words, hundreds of Republican, libertarian, and independent politicians, civil servants, and think tank analysts on Capitol Hill are working to finally overturn the monstrous law called the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. And just as many Democrats are working just as feverishly to thwart the effort. Now, before we get into the details, we should first begin by considering a crucial issue: Obamacare is a misnomer: it's not REALLY Obama's program. Barack Obama didn't write the bill (in all his years as a legislator, he’s never written a...
  • Donald Trump’s Promise of More Jobs Could Mean Less Drug Abuse

    01/15/2017 9:54:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2017 | Maia Szalavitz
    Research shows that unemployment and low socioeconomic status are linked with higher risk for addiction, compared to having a job and being in the middle class. Although the media has focused on heroin and prescription opioid misuse these days as being a “middle class” problem, the risk of addiction is more than three times higher for people making less than $20,000 compared to those who make over $50,000. These facts make President Trump’s promises to increase employment — perhaps through an infrastructure program — critical if he wants to deal with the opioid epidemic in the long run. Meaningful work...
  • Trump’s surprise VA pick known as turnaround artist

    01/15/2017 2:59:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    President-elect Donald Trump surprised many when he chose one of President Obama’s appointees to run the Department of Veterans Affairs after pledging to overhaul the department during the campaign. But the nominee, current under secretary of health David Shulkin, has a long history in the private sector turning around struggling hospitals. Veterans groups called the choice a pleasant surprise, as they say Shulkin has overseen a turnaround in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and resisted calls for privatizing the federal system. “While our membership has been clear in its preference to have a veteran leading the VA, I am heartened...
  • First Ever Post and It's About Obamacare

    01/15/2017 1:32:52 PM PST · by Organic Panic · 24 replies
    Me | 1/15/2017 | Organic Panic
    My First Ever Post and it’s About Obamacare Enrollment. Hello Y’all. Because of the wonders of Obamacare I lost insurance many years ago and never applied again. Thanks to Obamacare I’m forced to buy a new insurance plan, which I should have now with a few health changes, ONLY through ‘healthcare.gov.’ There are a whopping 2 providers in my county. It is a total nightmare. I am self-employed and make sure to keep my adjusted as low as possible and minimize my tax liabilities. Some years are really good. Some years are really bad. The past 4 years have been...
  • hammer of thor

    01/14/2017 6:51:09 AM PST · by acong · 23 replies
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  • Fake News is Old News in the Drive-By Media

    01/13/2017 8:06:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    He campaigned on Hope and Change and all we can do now is hope for change You want some fake news? I’ve got some fake news for you right here. The GOP has no plan to replace Obamacare. That is the headline the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media try to scare the low information voters with. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Dead Doctors Don't Lie Somebody Should Go to Jail

    01/12/2017 9:54:01 PM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Dr. Joel Wallach
    Dr. Wallach points out very convincingly in this YouTube that most diseases are caused by poor nutrition.
  • Grudges Don't Hurt Them. (But They Do Hurt You.)

    01/11/2017 12:33:22 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    EWTN ^ | 1/11/2017 | Charles O'Connell
    Milo Milburn, "Letting go of grudges". Weds Jan 11 at 8 PM Eastern EWTN Live Streaming PLAYER Click Here Photo, License Frame: 'Grudges Don't Hurt Them'"It happened 60 years ago. She's been dead for 10 years. She's not coming back. Get over it." My Aunt Mary held a grudge against my Mom, Betty. Mary blamed Betty due to her belief Betty had caused their parents to split up for a few months. Mary was in a faction in her own mind, with one parent in her mind against another. IT HAPPENED IN 1932!Betty died in 1989. Mary was holding it...
  • Grudge Don't Hurt Them. (But They Do Hurt You.)

    01/10/2017 9:08:44 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 21 replies
    EWTN ^ | 1/10/2017 | Charles O'Connell
    Milo Milburn, letting go of grudges. Weds Jan 11 at 8 PM Eastern EWTN Live Streaming PLAYER Click Here Photo, License Frame: 'Grudges Don't Hurt Them'"It happened 60 years ago. She's been dead for 10 years. She's not coming back. Get over it." My Aunt Mary held a grudge against my Mom, Betty. Mary blamed Betty due to her belief Betty had caused their parents to split up for a few months. Mary was in a faction in her own mind, with one parent in her mind against another. IT HAPPENED IN 1932!Betty died in 1989. Mary was holding it...
  • Ryan and McConnell agree: No long delay in passing an ObamaCare replacement

    01/10/2017 12:22:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Lickety-split. I don’t know if the repeal-and-delay talk was just a trial balloon, or if it was never really under serious consideration. But there was never much enthusiasm - from the conservative base or from anyone else - for the idea of repealing ObamaCare quickly but then taking an extended period of time to come up with a replacement. And apparently both Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have gotten the message.
  • Obama: Those darn Bernie supporters helped bring down ObamaCare

    01/10/2017 11:33:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Blue on blue. Tell me again, who was the Illinois state legislator who once said single-payer (also known as socialized medicine) was the ultimate goal of any health care reform? I can’t quite place the name. It was someone. An awful lot of Democrats believed from the start that ObamaCare was a clusterfark, somewhat by design, and that when the financial models collapsed it would open the door for them to say, “Hey, we tried to give the private insurance market a role, but that clearly doesn’t work so the government is taking over.”
  • Martin Shkreli Banned from Twitter After Asking Writer on a Date

    01/09/2017 8:47:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 9, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli was banned from Twitter on Sunday for alleged “harassment” after he asked a Teen Vogue writer on a date. The “harassment” began when Shkreli sent Lauren Duca, known for her piece about President-elect Donald Trump “gaslighting America” and defending the man who harassed Ivanka Trump on a plane, a private message inviting her to the inauguration as his date. Duca responded by publicly posting his message and writing, “I would rather eat my own organs.”
  • Obama: A Legacy Of Abject Failure

    01/09/2017 12:12:17 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 7 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | January 2nd, 2017 | M. Menuck
    Obama took something of a victory that had been achieved in Iraq and Afghanistan and replaced it defeat born by the premature withdrawal of American troops for no other reason than a crass political desire to be done with the whole affair, and in the former's case his facilitated the rise of Islamic State, possibly the most heinous entity of the twenty first century. He stood by and did nothing as the Arab Spring destabilized the entire Middle East, and in those cases where he did act such as Libya his interventions served only to make matters worse. Iran is...
  • To GOP: Repeal Obamacare and DON’T replace

    01/09/2017 9:29:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/09/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The catastrophe of ObamaCare was and is complete Plain and simple, the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) must be repealed utterly, no replacement or residual “good idea” left to haunt us. This is stated emphatically for the following reasons and I pray that Congress, particularly the republicans, are listening to the people and not to polls purposely skewed by the misleading, malpracticing media. It doesn’t take someone who has worked in healthcare to understand the overwhelming disaster that has been ObamaCare although I’m one who has, so it behooves us to go back to the beginning… why people...
  • Priebus: Trump doesn't want to 'meddle with Medicare or Social Security'

    01/08/2017 5:03:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested President-elect Donald Trump stands by his campaign vow not to cut Medicare. "I don't think President-elect Trump wants to meddle with Medicare or Social Security," Priebus said on CBS's "Face The Nation." "He made a promise in the campaign that that was something that he didn't want to do." The president-elect does plan to grow the economy and help "shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations," Priebus said. "And if we can get 3 to 5, 6 percent growth, we'll do that," he said. "And we'll explode...
  • Senate Rejects Dem Proposal to Require 60 Votes to Repeal Obamacare [semi-satire]

    01/08/2017 10:02:40 AM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    A move by Democrats to reestablish a rule that would require a minimum of 60 votes for any legislation to pass the Senate was repulsed by a 52-48 straight party line vote. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, recent vice-presidential running mate of Hillary Clinton, sponsored the 60 vote requirement and called the GOP's stance against it "unfair. For decades it had been the tradition in the Senate to permit the minority party to block legislation that couldn't obtain a super majority. Now just because former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) eliminated this tradition when Democrats held the majority in the...
  • [VANITY] The Obamacare Replacement Trap

    01/06/2017 6:08:59 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    EEE | 06 JANUARY 2017 | EEE
    Outgoing President Obama is daring Congressional Republicans and President-Elect Trump to have a replacement healthcare plan in place. This is both a specious argument and an Alinsky tactic for two reasons: (1) Obama wants the replacement plan to contain the structural foundations and costs of Obamacare, so when it continues to fail, Dems in 2018 Congressional races will run against "Trumpcare". (2) A replacement plan itself acknowledges government control. Now more than ever, the Republicans have a chance to completely turn over healthcare to the free market and the states. All Congressional Republicans have to do is just repeal Obamacare....
  • Obama tells Democrats: Whatever Republicans do on health care, call it ‘TrumpCare’

    01/05/2017 10:49:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Because only the worst health care laws get named after the presidents who sign them I’ve actually considered whether Trump would want the ObamaCare replacement saddled with this name. I know I sure as hell wouldn’t if it was me. The whole point of a market-oriented health care reform is that the government doesn’t run health care, so it makes no sense to tell the nation that its trips to the doctor are courtesy of a politician. Then again, Trump does like to see his name on things.
  • Prayers Appreciated - upcoming surgery

    01/05/2017 10:05:24 AM PST · by Slainte · 47 replies
    Self | 1/5/2017 | Slainte
    My family and I would really appreciate your thoughts and prayers for healing over the next few weeks. On the 19th of January I'm scheduled to have brain surgery. At end of October I suffered a minor stroke. It didn't feel minor at the time but fortunately I recovered quickly and almost completely. Within a few weeks I was back at work, and after a month of therapy my speech and movement had resolved to a level where only those who knew me very well pre-stroke had any idea something had happened. In the MRI taken to diagnose the stroke,...
  • Republicans are on track to fake-repeal Obamacare

    01/05/2017 7:59:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Unless something changes, Republican leaders have no intention of repealing Obamacare If Republicans in the brand new 115th Congress want to enrage supporters and destroy whatever grassroots goodwill remains they are off to an excellent start. Daniel Horowitz has the gory details at Conservative Review:
  • The next stop on the trans-train: Making yourself disabled

    01/04/2017 5:40:50 PM PST · by 198ml · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/4/16 | Nate Madden
    A man calling himself “One Hand Jason” cut his right arm off because he felt like he was really disabled. His hand was more or less a “birth defect,” according to body modification website ModBlog. Jason trained in first aid for months and eventually severed his arm with a power tool. He also allowed people to think it was an accident for years. If you think this is wrong in any way, you’re a bigot — at least if you follow trans-logic to its natural conclusions.
  • Rand Paul warns Republicans not to repeal-and-delay Obamacare

    01/04/2017 3:37:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/4/17 | Madeline Conway
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is warning Republicans not to repeal Obamacare without voting in a replacement for the health care law on the same day. “I think it's imperative that Republicans do a replacement simultaneous to repeal,” Paul said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” cautioning that disaster in the form of insurance company bankruptcies and a “massive” bailout could follow a move to repeal the law without a new one in its place. “If they don't, Obamacare continues to unravel.”
  • Texas judge blocks ObamaCare requirement that taxpayers fund sex change operations

    01/04/2017 8:21:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/3/17 | Doug Book
    On New Year’s Eve, Texas Federal Judge Reed O’Connor issued “…a nationwide, preliminary injunction to block a new Obamacare mandate requiring taxpayers to fund transgender reassignment surgeries and abortions.” When the Affordable Care Act was written, the word “Sex” was used to describe an individual’s actual sex—that is, whether they were biologically a male or a female. The left, however, found this rather too restrictive given today’s grey area lottery of self-designated genetic wonders and sexual deviates. Representing Texas as one of the plaintiffs in the case against Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton...
  • I'm Black and My Doctor Should Be Too

    01/03/2017 7:11:01 PM PST · by bkopto · 68 replies
    Vice ^ | 1/3/2017 | Alexander Hardy
    Washington, DC-based school administrator Akela Stanfield is quite familiar with that distrust. She spent a year being stereotyped by and receiving few answers from a string of doctors while trying to get to the bottom of the discomfort she'd been experiencing. "Being a black female who is overweight automatically puts you in a diabetic category," she says. "They kept telling me I was 'pre-diabetic,' and I took way too many glucose tests. They were hunting for diabetes. I used to hate it—they would focus on it so much when I simply did not have diabetes." These stressful dealings with white...
  • Trump adviser Conway says no one will lose health coverage after Obamacare repeal

    01/03/2017 1:39:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 3, 2017 | Dan Mangan
    One more time: If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. A senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that after Obamacare is repealed and replaced with different health-care law no one who has health insurance would lose their coverage. "That is correct. We don't want anyone who currently has insurance to not have insurance," the adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." How that will be avoided, however, is a very big question. Trump and his fellow Republicans, who control both houses of Congress, have said they intend to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act...
  • Things Barack Obama Destroyed

    01/02/2017 4:43:55 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 21 replies
    Poletical ^ | January 2nd, 2017 | T. Carter
    Barack Obama did the opposite of past presidents within his first 100 days by ignoring Israel to make his first Middle Eastern visit to address Palestinians in 2009. Instead of visiting Israel, Barack Obama made his first stop in Cairo to address Israel/Palestine peace by vowing an unprecedented allegiance to the Arab world. Obama opened his address with a traditional Muslim greeting, “assalamu alaykum”, to a thunderous applause. The new president then went on to explain the great debt owed to Islam by civilization and the horrors of colonialism. From that moment on, American-Israeli relations deteriorated until the very last...
  • Manly men need to take on more girly jobs

    01/02/2017 2:54:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot | January 2, 2017 | Betsey Stevenson, Bloomberg
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://pilotonline.com/opinion/columnist/guest/betsey-stevenson-manly-men-need-to-take-on-more-girly/article_e91fa291-8136-5961-9e8c-0e726ca7f905.html
  • The Weird Reason You Should Eat More Soup

    01/02/2017 11:24:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 15, 2016 | Cynthia Sass, Health.com
    By now, you’ve likely heard of juicing. But what about “souping”? Essentially, instead of downing green juice all day long, this cleanse involves sipping on soup. In my opinion, souping is a better option than stricter cleanses. That said, you certainly don’t need to limit your entire diet to liquid meals in order to take advantage of soup’s health and weight loss benefits. Here, why and how to incorporate some healthful soup into your diet. A study published in the journal Appetite found that when people ate a low-calorie soup (about 130 calories for women and 170 for men) before...
  • Obama meeting with congressional Democrats in last-ditch effort to save ObamaCare

    01/02/2017 9:21:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Good luck Unless Chuck Schumer has a procedural trick in mind that will make repeal impossible, the only way the Democrats save ObamaCare is to scare off at least three Republican senators. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, I assume they’re looking at you, although you’d still need one more. But it might be a measure of how skittish they think Senate Republicans actually are that Obama still thinks it’s worthwhile to rally the troops at this point:
  • U.S. judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare protections

    12/31/2016 9:21:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 31, 2016 | Steve Gorman
    A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services. The decision sides with Texas, seven other states and three Christian-affiliated healthcare groups challenging a rule that, according to the judge, defines sex bias to include "discrimination on the basis of gender identity and termination of pregnancy." In granting an injunction one day before the new policy was to take effect, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor held that it violates the Administrative Procedure Act, a federal...
  • Nina Teicholz On U.S. Dietary Guidelines And LCHF Docs Under Attack

    12/30/2016 6:41:44 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 26 replies
    Livin la Vida low-carb show ^ | 2016 | Jimmy Moore
    Behind-the-scenes, so much is happening to help progress the science supporting a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. One of the leading voices helping bring this about is investigative journalist Nina Teicholz, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, who came under fire in 2015 for her British Medical Journal article “The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific?” This brought on a media firestorm with public pressure being applied to the BMJ to retract Nina’s column. A bright light of hope happened recently when the...
  • Rapid Developments In House v. Burwell

    12/29/2016 7:13:24 PM PST · by Elderberry · 3 replies
    HealthAffairs Blog ^ | 12/29/2016 | Timothy Jost
    On December 28, 2016, two shots were filed in quick succession in the battle over the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, followed on January 29 by an order from the court. The House of Representatives has challenged the CSR payments (which reimburse insurers for reducing cost sharing for low-income marketplace enrollees) in House v. Burwell, claiming that the payments are illegal because they were never appropriated. The lower court ruled for the House, but the Obama administration appealed, arguing that money had been appropriated and that the payments were legal. With the election of Donald Trump, the House asked for a...
  • 10 Signs Your Wife is an Emotional Bully

    12/28/2016 11:24:58 AM PST · by rhett october · 243 replies
    Marriage Radio ^ | 12-28-2016 | Dr Tara J. Palmatier, PsyD
    Does your wife yell, scream, and swear at you? Do you feel like you can’t talk to anyone about your relationship because they just wouldn’t understand? Is your relationship making you feel like you’re slowly going crazy? If so, you’re probably involved with a woman who is an emotionally abusive bully. Most men don’t want to admit that they’re in an abusive relationship. They describe the relationship and their wife using other terms like crazy, emotional, controlling, bossy, domineering, constant conflict, or volatile. If you use words like this to describe your relationship, odds are you’re being emotionally abused. Do...
  • Mom brings awareness to pediatric organ donation

    12/27/2016 11:28:45 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 7 replies
    TV3 (Azfamily.com) ^ | Dec 27, 2016 8:20 AM | Loraine Scheuring
    azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, SportThe above link should be embedded video, preview does not show that, click the link, it is a short 3 minute tv news segment video... Cases of a rare birth defect, called Gastroschisis, are on the rise, leaving medical experts baffled. One Valley mom, whose son Jaxson, is suffering has been documenting his journey in a blog called Jaxsons Got Guts. She hopes to bring awareness to this disorder, along with the painful topic of pediatric organ donation
  • Actress Recants Abortion Wish [semi-satire]

    12/26/2016 9:17:22 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    After expressing regrets that she had never had the opportunity to get an abortion, Lena Dunham, actress and producer of the pornographic HBO show “Girls,” recanted, saying that “while the experience of getting an abortion seemed magical, it dawned on me that a prerequisite would have to be having sex with a man or having some guy’s icky ‘juice’ squirted into me at a clinic. In retrospect, I realized that this would be too high of a price to pay for me to join the ranks of the brave women who have undergone this life-defining procedure. if you missed any...
  • Exponential Growth Will Transform Humanity in the Next 30 Years

    12/25/2016 1:35:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | December 21, 2016 | Peter Diamandis
    As we close out 2016, if you’ll allow me, I’d like to take a risk and venture into a topic I’m personally compelled to think about… a topic that will seem far out to most readers. Today’s extraordinary rate of exponential growth may do much more than just disrupt industries. It may actually give birth to a new species, reinventing humanity over the next 30 years. I believe we’re rapidly heading towards a human-scale transformation, the next evolutionary step into what I call a “Meta-Intelligence,” a future in which we are all highly connected—brain to brain via the cloud—sharing thoughts,...
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs releases health care quality data

    12/24/2016 12:48:12 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/24/16 | Jim Emerson
    This week the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) quietly released the quality-of-care ratings of its 146 medical centers across the country. The previously withheld rating system showed that 120 medical facilities (82 percent) showed improvement and that scandal ridden medical centers continue to struggle. The Phoenix Hospital, the epicenter of the wait-time scandal and the Tomah, Wisconsin facility, painkiller abuse, saw a decrease in performance this year. The performance ratings were released as a result of USA TODAY’s investigative reporting that exposed an internal memo which indicated whether VA hospitals were improving or declining. The story allowed the American public...
  • Trump won votes promising to protect veterans, but major veterans groups are rattled by his plans

    12/22/2016 4:08:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2016 | Evan Halper
    Donald Trump’s flair for connecting with veterans won him an overwhelming share of their votes, but the durability of the alliance is already being tested as Trump’s search for a Veterans Affairs secretary veers in a direction that has alarmed some of America’s most influential retired soldiers. Under pressure from conservative activists, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and organizations funded by the Koch Brothers, Trump is contemplating choosing an agency chief who would upend the entire veterans healthcare system. That would come over the protest of the country’s major veterans groups. An appointment like that could prove an early...
  • Republican Leaders Want to Keep the Obamacare Taxes

    12/22/2016 7:18:28 AM PST · by milton23 · 40 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 12/22/2016 | Erick Erickson
    Did the GOP not just win an election, in part, because of the devastating effects Obamacare is having? They keep pledging they are going to repeal it, but one Republican Senator who will have a great deal of say in the matter wants to keep the Obamacare taxes in place. Some conservatives have long pushed for repealing the entire health law, including the taxes. But other Republicans, including Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), want to keep some of the taxes to provide revenue for a replacement plan. “There needs to be some source of revenue,” Cassidy told The Hill. He noted...
  • Abortion foes buoyed by prospects for abortion limits under a Trump presidency

    12/21/2016 9:54:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | December 21, 2016 | Dennis Sadowski
    President-elect Donald Trump's commitments to nominate pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and support legislative efforts to limit abortion are invigorating abortion foes. Leaders in organizations such as U.S. bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities; National Right to Life, Americans United for Life and Susan B. Anthony List told Catholic News Service that they are hopeful that Congress and eventually the Supreme Court, with pro-life justices in place, will take steps to achieve the long-standing goal of ending abortion altogether. "We are very excited about the new Trump administration because he took such a strong stand during the campaign," said...
  • A rant against socialism or why more government leads to less freedom

    12/21/2016 9:20:59 AM PST · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Kyle Weissman
     A rant against socialism or why more government leads to less freedom  "If you give a welfare recipient a cookie and healthcare, he'll have to be given chains as well" The following is written by historian and documentary producer Kyle Weissman who has been a long time member of the New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets and who has been instrumental in helping me with my blog. Kyle asked me to let him write this article about socialism over things that he has seen and heard about. Very interesting I must say.  I wrote the subtitle. Another subtitle...
  • HILLARY! DON’T RUN WITH THAT IN YER HAND!

    12/18/2016 7:11:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/18/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    This battle has not even started yet. They are only trying to prepare the battleground. I have no proof, and there’s no evidence, and I won’t brief you on how I know, but I’m pretty sure Vladimir Putin has taken control of Hillary Clinton’s autonomic nervous system—by some ultra-secret, unknown, mysterious Russian hack. I wonder if John Podesta knows about this? He’s the one some call, “Hillary’s Brain.” He seems to be always right there, in the middle of manure-storms.
  • Why is Medical Marijuana Not Legal In Every State?

    12/16/2016 9:39:59 AM PST · by rhett october · 109 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-16-2016 | Rhett October
    When my mother struggled with cancer, her appetite dropped to nothing. In my state, medical marijuana is legal, so the doctor prescribed it to help her appetite. To say it worked would be an understatement. Within a couple of days she was eating normal amounts and felt hunger for the first time in a week. With the drug, she was able to maintain her weight and strength. She stayed with me during her treatment but went home to dad some as well. On one of her trips home to dad, she ran out of the medical marijuana and went to...
  • Medical serpents in symbol and practice

    12/15/2016 6:08:24 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The serpent (or serpents) of the medical emblems is a reminder of a misdirection of faith, a deception that there is something other than God that is Healer. Have you ever considered why the medical arts are represented by snakes? Serpents, then, just to be polite. Having worked in the field of alternative medicine (in a concurrent career) the question hadn’t really come up. But as the president-elect is expected to deliver on his promise to eradicate Obamacare, that a rod encircled by snakes symbolizes medicine is worth a look. It’s true that the medical arts have made amazing advances...
  • Maybe John Roberts did us a favor by saving ObamaCare

    12/15/2016 11:43:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    By leaving it for Congress to dismantle, the Chief Justice ultimately set the stage for a better solution I’m not going to lie to you. I was as mad as anyone at Chief Justice Roberts when he - not once but twice - saved ObamaCare by engaging in legal gymnastics to avoid finding it unconstitutional - which it clearly was. First he pretended individual mandate fine was a tax, even after the Obama Administration had explicitly said it was not while trying to sell it to the public. Then he ignored clear language about who had to run the exchanges...
  • Democrats open to replacing Obamacare

    12/15/2016 11:05:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    politico ^ | 12/15/16 | Burgess Everett and Jennifer Haberkorn
    Senate Democrats will never vote to repeal Obamacare. But once the deed is done, a surprising number of them say they’re open to helping Republicans replace it. “If it makes sense, I think there’ll be a lot of Democrats who would be for it,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). As Republicans aim to make good on their years-long vow to quash Obamacare and replace it with their own health care vision, they’ll have to do something Democrats were never able to: Bring members of the opposing party on board. Enacting any substantive alternative will take at least eight Democratic votes...
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