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  • Minneapolis Mayor Removes Porta-Potties Outside Trump Rally [semi-satire]

    10/15/2019 9:45:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    Frustrated that he was unable to prevent President Trump from holding a campaign rally in Minneapolis, Mayor Jacob Frey took action to bar porta-potties from being set up outside the arena for use by the overflow crowd or those there to demonstrate against Trump. “The provision of portable toilets is the very definition of treason in the US Constitution,” Frey contended. “And I quote…Treason against the United States, shall consist of giving enemies aid and comfort. The whole purpose of these facilities is to give aid and comfort. In fact, they are also known as ‘comfort stations.’ Since Trump and...
  • Netflix Ignores Pleas From Parents, Psychologists To Pull 13 Reasons Why

    10/14/2019 12:49:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 12, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    Netflix continually shows an absolute lack of regard for basic decency when it comes to the content they offer subscribers. Perhaps the single greatest offender among Netflix’s offerings is ‘13 Reasons Why,’ their smash hit teen drama laced with suicide, rape, graphic sex scenes, and more. Everything you want your children to be inundated with all in one convenient television series, right? 13RW goes beyond typical sin-glorifying entertainment, however. Centered largely around the suicide of Hannah Baker, one of its main characters, the show has prompted copycat suicides. According to the American Family Association, a young woman, Anna Bright took...
  • California Turns Off a Lot More Than Just the Lights with Forced Blackouts

    10/14/2019 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2019 | Stephen Green (Vodkapundit)
    Going solar isn’t necessarily any protection from California’s new “planned” power outages, and local residents and businesses are enduring a lot more than just a few inconveniences. Bloomberg’s Chris Martin has a story on California’s troubles with one of my favorite headlines ever: “Californians Learning That Solar Panels Don't Work in Blackouts.” Apparently, many of California’s would-be Earth-savers had no idea that just putting solar panels on their roofs doesn’t mean they’ll have power when PG&E switches it off. As Martin explains:
  • The Dark Side of the IVF Industry, From a Survivor

    10/13/2019 7:56:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | October 11, 2019 | Anonymous
    When couples struggling to conceive approach an infertility clinic for help, they’re not just patients seeing a doctor: they’re also healthcare consumers navigating a billion-dollar industry. All too often, they’re also sucked onto a moving sidewalk designed to effortlessly take them from one intervention to another, without stopping to heal their spirits, discern their options, or possibly close their wallets. That’s what happened to me. I should be clear: I feel that most of the doctors we talked to were sincerely trying to help. This was especially the case with the reproductive endocrinologists who worked with nonprofit hospitals. They are...
  • Bill Barr blames mental illness and drug abuse on the decline of religion in the US

    10/13/2019 6:23:26 AM PDT · by malach · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10.12.19 | Andrew Court
    Attorney General Bill Bar says increased rates of mental illness and drug abuse can be attributed to the declining influence of religion in the United States. The country's top lawmaker made the claim in an ominous address delivered Friday at the University of Notre Dame's Law School in Indiana. In his speech, the outspoken Republican, 69, also launched a withering attack on 'so-called progressives', accusing them of being actively involved in an 'organized destruction' of Judeo-Christian values. Barr, who is a practicing Catholic, told the crowd of law students on Friday: 'Along with the wreckage of the family, we are...
  • Pete Buttigieg regurgitates the myth of anti-gay motivated murder of Matthew Shepard

    10/12/2019 5:14:58 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 13th 2019 | Pete Buttigieg
    I was 16 when I saw the news. Matthew Shepard’s murder taught me and many in this country that homophobia kills. Let us honor his life by channeling pain into purpose and striving to build a country where all belong. https://twitter.com/MattShepardFDN/status/1183008667672698881
  • Good Medicine and Good Theology Point to Solution for Record STDs

    10/11/2019 8:50:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 11, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week released its annual report on sexually transmitted disease (STD) reports for 2018, showing that STDs rose for the fifth consecutive year, reaching an all-time high. In particular, men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by the syphilis and gonorrhea epidemics. Over half of the more serious syphilis cases in 2018 were among MSM, even though they represent a tiny fraction (perhaps 4%) of the U.S. population. Every one of the 2.4 million people diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in 2018 is a victim of the...
  • Eggless Recipes

    10/11/2019 3:29:08 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 54 replies
    Free Republic ^ | October 11, 2019 | little jeremiah
    I posted recipes yesterday for chocolate pudding cake, which is by its nature eggless. One person freepmailed and told me that a young relative is highly allergice to eggs and she was very happy to have that recipes. So, I figured that a thread with many eggless recipes may be useful to people with egg allergies, or those cooking for people with such allergies. Observant Hindus also do not eat eggs, and then of course there are vegetarians who for various reasons may not eat eggs. So, in honor of the young relative who is highly allergic to eggs, here...
  • Woman’s Baby Aborted Without Her Consent After Grievous Hosptial Mix-Up

    10/11/2019 2:57:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 9, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    A Vietnamese family suffered an unspeakable tragedy after staff at a South Korean hospital allegedly mixed up the mother’s chart with another patient and performed an abortion while she was under anesthesia. According to The Korea Times, the mother, who is not named in reports, was six weeks pregnant when she and her husband visited the Seoul hospital in early August for a confirmation of her pregnancy and prenatal care. After confirming the pregnancy, hospital staff recommended a nutritional supplement. While she was waiting for it, however, a nurse and doctor allegedly mixed up her chart with that of another...
  • When Hospitals Refuse To Allow Time For Brain-Injured Patients To Heal

    10/11/2019 2:48:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 11, 2019 | Bobby Schindler
    On May 31, 2002, 18-year-old Brenden Flynn was involved in an auto accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. He was med-flighted to a hospital in Syracuse, New York. Shortly thereafter, he was transferred to Park Ridge Hospital near Rochester, where doctors notified his mother, MaryJo Flynn, that Brenden had a zero chance of recovery or having any meaningful “quality of life.” They suggested ending his life. If Brenden were to survive, his doctors said, he would be in a nursing home for the rest of his life. Brenden’s mother, not wanting to make the decision to end her son’s...
  • The Man Who Had Funny Hands - Scarred Bodies, Broken Psyches under Soviet Communism

    10/11/2019 2:44:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Spider and the Fly ^ | October 7, 2019 | Christopher Szabo
    I grew up among refugees. My parents had fled from Communist Hungary after the 1956 Revolution was crushed by the Soviet Union. We had many Hungarian friends, but also knew people from Albania, East Germany, and Poland. All had their stories, the one more dreadful than the other. I remember one story among many, when we visited a couple, let’s call them “Joe” and “Cathy”. When we were leaving, thinking they were out of earshot, I blurted out: “Why does Uncle Joe have funny hands?” My mother hushed me quickly and the whole thing was forgotten. But some years later,...
  • A new, non-vaping, non-smoking way to get nicotine has come to America

    10/10/2019 2:12:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | October 4, 2019 | Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business
    Vaping is in crisis. Smoking is taboo. Altria has a solution: Iqos, an electronic cigarette-like gadget that heats, but doesn't burn tobacco. Philip Morris has been selling Iqos for a while in international markets. Altria will distribute Iqos in the United States for the first time Friday. The timing couldn't be better for the new nicotine product, as scrutiny grows around smokeless alternatives like e-cigarettes. Iqos is a futuristic-looking device that looks like an e-cigarette. But don't call it a vape. It heats tobacco sticks at a much lower temperature compared to a cigarette and delivers a "full and more...
  • Woman Hemorrhages After Dismemberment Abortion of 18-Week Twins Done by “Abortionist to the Stars”

    10/07/2019 1:58:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | October 7, 2019 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Beverly Hills, CA – In a sharp reminder of the dangers and barbarity of the abortion process, an ambulance was called to the Pro-Choice Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, on August 6, 2019, for a woman who had suffered abortion complications. But that language does not come close to describing the horrific situation that occurred at Josepha Seletz’ upscale full-term abortion facility on La Cienega Boulevard, whose neighbors include such normal businesses as a prime rib restaurant, a Brazilian steak house, and a luxury hotel, with the Zimmer Children’s Museum just a short two blocks away. But this abortion...
  • How I Got Kicked Out of a Facebook Group on Birth Control Side Effects

    10/06/2019 3:33:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | October 5, 2019 | Mike Gaskins
    Ever since I began my research on birth control side effects and health consequences for my book In the Name of the Pill, I have been shocked to learn how many women have not been properly warned about the real risks involved with taking factory-made steroids. A colleague of mine who I discuss these issues with said he often gets into discussions with women about these health risks, and I noticed that many of the conversations he was telling me about had happened online. So I couldn’t help but ask him, “How are you meeting so many women online?” He...
  • Health company Hims & Hers building in-house pharmacy fulfillment center in Ohio (500 jobs)

    10/06/2019 12:26:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fierce Healthcare ^ | September 30, 2019 | Heather Landi
    Direct-to-consumer digital health company Hims & Hers—reportedly valued at $1 billion—plans to build its first in-house pharmacy fulfillment center in Columbus, Ohio, next year. The company plans to invest $1.5 million to build a fully licensed mail-order pharmacy, fulfillment center and customer support center. The 300,000- to 400,000-square-foot location will create 500 jobs and will help speed order fulfillment, company executives stated in a blog post. It will also help reduce the chances of service disruption as the company won't solely depend on third-party pharmacies. The company, which combines telehealth and medication delivery, is currently in the process of finding...
  • Sanders Refutes GOP Claim on Medicare-for-All [semi-satire]

    10/05/2019 3:23:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ recent trip to the hospital for urgent medical care inspired Republican critics of his Medicare-for-All plan to point out that the normal waiting periods for receiving care under socialized medicine are typically weeks or even months and, in some cases are denied for a person as old (78) as Sanders is. In the British system, the median time from assessment to treatment is 55 days. In Canada the waiting time averages 11 weeks. The senator called the GOP claim “misleading. While the average person might, in fact, have to endure such waits, my plan...
  • "My wife is a pharmacist; she will not let me use statins.'

    10/05/2019 1:07:36 PM PDT · by bboop · 101 replies
    self ^ | October 5, 2019 | self
    Sorry - Just a personal query. A few weeks back, some FReeper mentioned 'My wife is a pharmacist; she will not let me use statins." I have no idea how to find out who/ when -- but would love to chat briefly with the person who posted. Thanks
  • Trump proclamation requires immigrants to get health insurance

    10/04/2019 6:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 4, 2019 | Ted Hesson and Dan Diamond
    President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday that will require immigrants to prove they can obtain health insurance before they are issued a visa. The proclamation says immigrants must demonstrate they will have health insurance within 30 days of entering the country or that they can afford to cover any medical expenses. The move combines immigration and health care — two hot-button political issues — in the run-up to the 2020 elections. Most Democratic presidential candidates have said they support providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. Trump mocked that stance on Twitter while Democrats debated in June. “All Democrats just raised...
  • Late-Term Abortionist Offers Mothers The Chance To Cuddle Their Dead Babies

    10/04/2019 3:48:55 AM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3 October 2019 | Stella Morabito
    "The open practice of killing then cuddling does not simply represent a ghastly declaration that children are both fully human and disposable. It signifies a war against the mother-child bond."The infamous abortionist LeRoy Carhart invites women to cuddle with their freshly killed babies. His clinic also offers them take-home keepsakes such as photographs and footprints of their child.Carhart specializes in third-trimester abortions, those done when the baby is approximately 24 weeks of gestation and older. You may recall that he was at the center of the debate on partial-birth abortion when the Supreme Court ruled in his favor in 2000....
  • Finally! An Alternative to the Homeless Industrial Complex!

    10/01/2019 11:39:06 AM PDT · by Norski · 13 replies
    CityWatch ^ | September 23, 2019 | Kenneth S. Alpern
    ALPERN AT LARGE--I've never met Scott Presler, who is a Virginia activist that spends an extraordinary amount of time cleaning up and bringing hope to the homeless and the forgotten amongst us. He has no idea I am writing this article. Yet will I remain a fan of his efforts? Why YES, because he has done a great thing out of selfless love and devotion to his fellow man. Those amongst the Mayor and Governor who want to create a Homeless Industrial Complex, no less scurrilous than a permanent Military Industrial Complex...NOT SO MUCH! The voters of Measures HHH and...