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  • Illegal Immigration is Creating a Public Health Catastrophe

    07/31/2014 8:21:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Tim Dunkin
    Why can't we be just as free to assert our nation's sovereign right to affirm and defend our own borders? America is rapidly approaching the precipice when it comes to not just the quality, but even the availability, of health care in this country.
  • Nobody at the Veterans Affairs has been fired…

    07/31/2014 4:03:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Minority Blog ^ | July 30, 2014
    CNN reported Wednesday that at least 40 patients have died at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System because of delays in treatment, and many of them were placed on a secret list to hide the wait times from officials in Washington.According to internal emails obtained by CNN, top management at the Phoenix hospital, including Helman, was aware of the practice and defended it.[...]“I am not aware of any secret list, nor did I direct staff to have a secret list,” Helman told a local news channel on Friday. Helman was finally relieved of her duties on May 1. She...
  • When anti-Semitism Strikes Science and Medicine!

    07/29/2014 8:33:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles ^ | July 27, 2014 | Dr. Afshine Emrani
    On July 23rd, The Lancet published an Open Letter describing the situation in Gaza (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)61044-8/fulltext). The Lancet, a top tier scientific journal by all accounts, did a great dis-service to the medical community. The publication of an extremely biased one-sided analysis of such a complex situation is outrageous and full of lies. The authors (who deceitfully disclosed no conflict of interest) are members of biased pro-Palestinian groups who are hostile to Israel. And while individuals are definitely entitled to their opinions, hiding behind an MD degree does not entitle one to defame under the pretense of a publication in a...
  • Woman in Labor Blocked by Obama Motorcade

    07/28/2014 9:43:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 July 2014 | John Semmens
    A woman on the verge of giving birth was blocked from crossing the street to get to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center because the road was blocked in anticipation of President Obama’s motorcade passing by. The woman was told to wait on a bus stop bench while staff from the Medical Center crossed the street to her aid. Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Hector Morales defended the seemingly unnecessary impediment to the woman’s access to health care as “routine protocol. Look, the President of the United States is the world’s most important person. Whatever he is doing must take precedence over anything...
  • Obamacare's Halbig trap

    07/26/2014 7:36:29 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/26/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Kimberly Strassel of The Wall Street Journal has uncovered even more damning evidence that politics took control when the IRS ... started writing regulations to implement the subsidies, following the bill’s passage: Democrats needed those subsidies. The party had assumed that dangling subsidies before the states would induce them to set up exchanges. When dozens instead refused the IRS assembled a working group—made up of career IRS and Treasury employees—to develop regulations around ObamaCare subsidies... And we know that this working group initially decided to follow the text of the law. An early draft of its rule about subsidies explained...
  • Walgreens leaving Illinois for Switzerland?

    07/25/2014 7:31:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | July 25, 2014 | SCOTT REEDER
    Walgreens leaving Illinois for Switzerland? SPRINGFIELD – I picked up my vacation photos at Walgreens the other day.  And I didn’t hear any French, German or Italian spoken.How surprising.I’ve read that the Deerfield, Ill.,-based drugstore chain is considering becoming a Swiss corporation. I’ll admit the thought of a company that is essentially an American icon becoming a foreign corporation gives me pause.  After all, Walgreens is one of Illinois’ premier companies. It was founded here in 1901 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Ill. And now they are talking about moving their headquarters to Switzerland.But what exactly does it mean when...
  • Ebola Victim On The Run In West Africa Capital

    07/25/2014 7:53:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 7/25/14 | Tyler Durden
    Radio stations in Freetown broadcast the appeal on Friday to locate a woman who tested positive for the disease that has killed 660 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak was first identified in February. "Saudatu Koroma of 25 Old Railway Line, Brima Lane, Wellington," the announcement said. "She is a positive case and her being out there is a risk to all. We need the public to help us locate her." Koroma, 32, a resident of the densely populated Wellington neighborhood, had been admitted to an isolation ward while blood samples were tested for the virus,...
  • House Border Crisis Plan: DOA

    07/24/2014 9:11:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    House Republicans offered a dozen recommendations Wednesday to address the illegal immigration crisis. “Our focus has been to ensure the safety of the children and it has remained a top priority throughout this process,” said task force leader Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX). “In our personal meetings with the Presidents of Honduras and Guatemala they both stated that they wanted their children back, and we believe that is in the best interest of all the countries involved in this crisis. We look forward to working with these countries as they prepare to receive their children back.”
  • How One State Could Hold the Key to Legal Marijuana in America

    07/23/2014 10:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Mic ^ | July 23, 2014 | Matt Connolly
    Everything's in motion for what could be a stunning victory for marijuana legalization this November. Advocates in Oregon just got legalization of recreational marijuana on the ballot in the state, which means it could join Colorado and Washington as the only states to fully legalize (and tax) the drug. But beyond Oregon, an even more important battle is brewing farther northwest. Legalization is also on the ballot in Alaska. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)What makes Alaska special? There's a certain symbolic significance to passing marijuana legalization in a Republican-controlled red state. Colorado, Washington and Oregon all went for President Barack Obama in 2012, with...
  • John Roberts vs. Obamacare: Rock, Paper, Socialism Sucks!

    07/23/2014 3:46:45 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 17 replies
    Self | 1/23/14 | Me
    It’s not very often when one man, liable for the most destructive decision in a nation’s ideological history, is presented with an opportunity to eradicate his greatest transgression: empowering a socialist leviathan that became the greatest Trojan horse of excessive government in our history. The real question is, after an appeals court ruling struck down key components of the law and dealt John Roberts a temporary stay of stupidity, will he once again abandon 225 years of proven checks and balances, or will the Chief Justice inexplicably pardon Obamacare for a second time and reward those who lied about its...
  • ObamaCare's Murky Future

    07/23/2014 6:30:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    A pair of federal Appeals Court rulings have sown further confusion regarding ObamaCare, even as they illuminate stark differences in ideologically-inspired interpretations of the law. First, a three-judge panel from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Americans are not entitled to subsidies for their healthcare premiums if they live in a state where the federal government set up a healthcare exchange.
  • DC Circuit Creates Obamacare Uncertainty

    07/23/2014 5:11:51 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 3 replies
    The big news from yesterday is that the DC Court of Appeals ruled that Obamacare subsidies obtained on the Federal exchange are in violation of the law. The law states that subsidies are only available to people who buy Obamacare policies on a state exchange. Around 36 states don’t have exchanges, thus citizens in those states aren’t entitled to a subsidy according to the DC Circuit decision. This is significant because in order for employers to fall into the employer mandate an employee has to be eligible for a subsidy. In states without a state exchange, that’s no longer possible...
  • A stinging defeat for the government (Obamacare and Halbig v. Sebelius)

    07/22/2014 8:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Incidental Economist ^ | July 22, 2014 | Nicholas Bagley
    In a major setback for the Affordable Care Act, the D.C. Circuit just released a fractured opinion invalidating the IRS’s rule extending tax credits to federally facilitated exchanges. The case, Halbig v. Sebelius, centers on the portion of the ACA governing the calculation of tax credits. The statute specifies that tax credits are available to most people who purchase a health plan “through an Exchange established by the State under 1311.” (See my earlier posts for a more detailed recap.) About two-thirds of the states, however, declined to establish exchanges. In those states, the federal government stepped in and established...
  • Federal Court Says Obamacare Subsidies Illegal -- what next?

    07/22/2014 8:57:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Alan Joel
    A federal appeals court handed down a ruling this morning that could be problematic for ObamaCare. As just reported, “A judicial panel in a 2-1 ruling said such subsidies can be granted only to those people who bought insurance in an ObamaCare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia—not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov.” You can read the entire appeal here.
  • This Summer, Make Your Own Natural, Mild, and CHEAP Mosquito Repellent:

    07/22/2014 7:16:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Cutter's ain't bad, but not cheap either...  and that Off stuff is kinda nasty- try this homemade one instead: __________________________________________ Combine in a 16 oz bottle: 15 drops lavender oil 3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract 1/4 Cup lemon juice. Fill bottle with water, shake, and you're good to go- __________________________________________ h/t Kirby
  • Veterans show Obama how they turn their backs on him, as he has done to them

    07/20/2014 2:40:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 19, 2014 | Amanda Shea
    Angry veterans protested President Obama’s visit to Delaware to show their disdain for how the administration has treated them. The 25 protesters — led by Martin Nicholson, a veteran Marine – lined the street and turned their backs to the president’s passing motorcade. “We feel he’s turned his back on us veterans, so we’re going to turn our backs on him as he drives by on his motorcade to show our appreciation that he does not care about us veterans,” Nicholson told BuzzPo.com. Obama was in Delaware to discuss a recently damaged bridge, a topic the protesters call a waste...
  • Obama Fights Back Against Hobby Lobby Fueled Discrimination With LGBT Executive Order

    07/19/2014 9:03:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    There has not been much good, or encouraging, news in America over the past months, and it is due to the perpetual assault on the people by a cabal of un-American groups led by Republicans and empowered by conservatives on the Supreme Court. To their credit, Democrats have attempted to assuage the damage imposed by the conservative Court, particularly the Hobby Lobby ruling, but Republicans dutifully protected the religious right and betrayed American women. There were plenty of Americans concerned the religious right would use the Court’s ruling as freedom to discriminate against the gay community, and within 24 hours...
  • The administration just took Obamacare away from the territories

    07/18/2014 8:16:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonk Blog ^ | July 17, 2014 | Jason Millman
    Looking for a place where Obamacare doesn't exist? Try moving to the U.S. Territories, where the Obama administration just provided a pretty big waiver from the law's major coverage provisions. The Affordable Care Act's design dealt a pretty big problem to the territories. It required insurers there to comply with the law's major market reforms — guaranteed coverage, mandated benefits, limits on profits, etc. — without requiring residents to get coverage or providing subsidies to help them afford coverage. The territories — Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands — have been warning...
  • DOCTOR WARNS — US Schools Could Face HEALTH CRISIS as Illegal Immigrants Enter Classrooms This Fall

    07/18/2014 6:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Elaina George, an ear, nose, throat and chest specialist from Atlanta, told Charles Payne on FOX News today that the US could be facing a health crisis as the thousands of newly illegal children enter the classrooms this fall. “There’s an example in Maryland, where parents got a letter from the school that there children had been exposed to an illegal child who had TB who was one of their classmates. So this fall it is potentially possible that these children entering the school systems could be carrying all sorts of things, diseases that are not on the radar.”...
  • Liberal Analysis: 'Obamacare Implementation Went Great and People Love It'

    07/18/2014 6:07:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 18, 2014 | Guy Benson
    When Ezra Klein and friends launched Vox as an "explanatory journalism" site this spring, conservative catcalls and ridicule began promptly. The project's critics have been vindicated time and again. Though the site sometimes produces solid content, it's run by hard-left ideologues who lack the capacity to present "just the facts, ma'am"-style reporting. Over the last 24 hours or so, Vox has beclowned itself on four separate occasions. First, see Mollie Hemingway's brutal take-down of co-founder Matt Yglesias' stupefyingly ignorant attack on conservatives and religious liberty. His asshattery was so acute that even a junior Vox colleague publicly rejected Yglesias', er,...
  • DOCTOR WARNS — US Schools Could Face HEALTH CRISIS as Immigrants Enter Classrooms This Fall (VIDEO)

    07/18/2014 4:30:28 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Elaina George, an ear, nose, throat and chest specialist from Atlanta, told Charles Payne on FOX News today that the US could be facing a health crisis as the thousands of newly illegal children enter the classrooms this fall. “There’s an example in Maryland, where parents got a letter from the school that there children had been exposed to an illegal child who had TB who was one of their classmates. So this fall it is potentially possible that these children entering the school systems could be carrying all sorts of things, diseases that are not on the radar.”...
  • Is Obama’s constant, inappropriate laughter a sign that he is suffering from a mental disorder?

    07/18/2014 4:30:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 7-17-2014 | Bookworm
    One of the classic signs of serious mental illness is “inappropriate affect.” In this context, “affect” is the emotional face we present to the world. To the extent that a narcissist’s only emotional fixed point is his own need, most of a narcissists affects are actually faked, but that doesn’t mean they’re inappropriate.The narcissist knows that it would harm his best interests if he were to giggle uncontrollably at a funeral or pick a fist fight with a patient in hospice. Normal people wouldn’t even think of doing such things (outside of the comedy universe), but a narcissist might want...
  • Planned Parenthood Schools Underage Girls In Violent Sex [VIDEO]

    07/15/2014 7:49:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Jul 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Planned Parenthood staffers are using taxpayer money to instruct underage girls in dangerous and violent sex practices — including whipping, bondage and choking, according to a new video released by the anti-abortion group Live Action Tuesday. The uncensored footage obtained by The Daily Caller shows staffers telling investigators posing as underage girls to experiment with violent sex play in response to generic questions about sex. Staffers at two clinics in Colorado explain to the investigators that a variety of painful sex acts — including biting, chaining, gagging, whipping, choking, using nipple clamps, and more — are completely safe and normal...
  • The Left Just Cares More Than We Do... and the Illegal Alien Invasion Proves It.

    07/14/2014 6:33:34 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 13, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    "Caring and Sharing" -- The Claim and the Bane They tell us that they care more than we do. Isn’t that the key, the sum total of the American Left’s argument, when you boil it down? They care. They care so much, they remind us every day how MUCH they care. More than the moderates, more than the independents. And they accuse the Right of not caring at all, of being terribly heartless in the face of illness and want and crime. And this they use to win election after election, and to force all sorts of policy changes on...
  • WiFi — An invisible but ubiquitous threat to the future of the species (2 Interesting Videos)

    07/11/2014 9:07:16 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | July 11 2014 | Jim Fetzer
    Today I conducted one of the most disturbing radio interviews of my life as host of “The Real Deal”, with a British physicist and electronic warfare expert, Barrie Trower. By the time he had finished his service in the military, Barrie had acquired a great deal of expertise in the microwave field and he extended his research to common electronic systems, including cell phones, iPods, computer games and microwave ovens. He was appalled to discover that microwave radiation is ubiquitous and extremely hazardous, especially to pregnant women and young children. The risks are so great that the use of WiFi,...
  • Watch: This Military Wife’s Response To Liberals Wanting To Kill Her Is Incredible

    07/11/2014 4:38:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 7/10/14 | Andrea D. Combs
    Remember this recent controversial photo that made liberals sick? Well, the story isn't over... Recently, Western Journalism reported on the recent social media outburst over this internet sensation. You might remember this picture posted by a woman who is unafraid to stand up for her beliefs:
  • America’s Impending Tuberculosis Epidemic

    07/10/2014 8:10:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Chicago Boyz ^ | July 10, 2014 | Trent Telenko
    (NOTE — Update at the End of the Column) One of the things that changes you, when you become a parent, is the body of knowledge you acquire to protect your spouse and children including things like knowledge of infectious diseases in public schools. In my case that meant looking at the NY Times saying the following: “…the administration has begun to send the expected 240,000 migrants and 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally in recent months in the Rio Grande Valley to cities around the county.” And at headlines for the open border crisis like this...
  • Today’s Illegal Invasion Roundup-(The Truth About What Is Really Going On)

    07/09/2014 8:00:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Fausta's blog ^ | July 8, 2014 | Fausta
    Obama’s in Texas, carefully avoiding the border, BORDER BREAKDOWN: MORE MIGRANT BUSES BLOCKED… UNITED NATIONS: ‘REFUGEES’… LICE SO BAD ‘They Can Be Seen Crawling Down’ Their Faces! As always it’s someone else’s fault:YouTube:White House Spox. Josh Earnest blames Bush for the Sharp Drop in Deportations of Illegals A plane carrying 140 undocumented immigrants, including lone children, landed at Lindbergh Field in San Diego Tuesday afternoon amid a brewing crisis over a surge of Central Americans crossing the U.S. border to escape poverty and crime in their home countries. Notice the “poverty and crime” meme. No mention of how low-income American...
  • What Kind Of Health Care System Do You Want?

    07/08/2014 8:44:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/8/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Reforming health care is a signature issue with the current administration, but even the most ardent proponents of Obamacare would be reluctant to call it a success. Notwithstanding the well-publicized problems, of the countless billions spent on this program, precious little has gone into actual patient care. But really, what should we expect from a system designed by soulless bureaucrats such as “bioethicist” Ezekiel Emanuel and Donald Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services? Emanuel infamously suggested that doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, while Berwick intoned that the federal government must step in between...
  • Everything you need to know about legal marijuana in Washington [State]

    07/07/2014 9:35:59 PM PDT · by steve86 · 13 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | 7/7/2014 | Jake Ellison
    This is maybe somewhat misnamed, but does have an interesting collection of slideshows with commentary. Click the link above or Seattle-PI Pot Blog
  • WH trying to pre-empt sticker shock on September premium increases

    07/07/2014 10:25:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 7, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    And well they might. Insurers got a close look at the profiles of the enrollees in the individual health-insurance market this spring, and they turned out to be sicker than projected, as the “young invincibles” took a pass on ObamaCare in 2014. That means that premiums will go up in the fall in order to cover the added expense of the higher-risk enrollments — and that has the Obama administration spin team working extra hard this summer to cover their rear ends just before the midterms: Most state health insurance rates for 2015 are scheduled to be approved by early...
  • Hobby Lobby: Trying to get DemProgs to understand what it means (Read the hypothetical scenario)

    07/07/2014 6:06:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 7-5-2014 | Bookworm
    Impressed by the ill-informed hysterical reaction that my “real me” Facebook friends had to the Hobby Lobby decision, I explained to them that the decision is very narrow and will not (a) ban contraceptives across America and (b) lead to anti-gay lynch mobs. Here’s a slightly revised version of my Facebook post, which still failed to satisfy their paranoia and inability to understand the law. I’ve also added a little hypothetical that might open their minds. (No, don’t say it. It’s improbable, but not impossible, that a DemProg mind can open). The Hobby Lobby decision addresses one thing only: whether...
  • Illegal immigrants on council’s agenda

    07/06/2014 7:36:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Galveston Daily News ^ | Jul 6, 2014. | ALEX MACON
    LEAGUE CITY — The City Council is set to consider a resolution that would refuse any federal directives to process or house undocumented immigrants in League City. A recent influx of undocumented children arriving in the U.S. has reignited the immigration debate at a national and local level. The resolution, proposed by Councilwoman Heidi Thiess and Councilman Dan Becker, contends that an increasing population of undocumented minors poses a threat to students’ education and residents’ health. The “increasing volume of illegal aliens is already bankrupting some cities and counties” in Texas, according to the proposed resolution. The proposed resolution calls...
  • How Hobby Lobby Undermines All Americans' Freedoms (They're flipping their lids)

    07/06/2014 5:32:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Lincoln Mitchell blog ^ | July 6, 2014 | Lincoln Mitchell
    The Supreme Court's recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case demonstrates that the court, at least the five justices who voted in favor of Hobby Lobby, has little concern for, and probably little understanding of, women's health care. By ruling that corporations, on the grounds of the alleged religious views of their owners, can deny women access to some forms of contraception, the court set a horrible precedent that if followed will endanger the health and lives of many American women. The Hobby Lobby ruling may at first seem like a victory for the minority of Americans who think that...
  • Finally: Lena Dunham Expresses Opinion On Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/06/2014 4:31:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    There’s no better wisdom than received wisdom. And when it comes to parroting things she’s heard from people she believes to be smarter than her — which doesn’t really narrow it down — Lena Dunham is tops. Take it away, genius! Lena Dunham ✔ @lenadunham Women's access to birth control should not be denied because of their employer's religious beliefs. 12:50 PM - 30 Jun 2014 4,877 Retweets 6,617 favorites This is true, in theory. It’s also irrelevant, because that’s not what just happened. Lena Dunham is very stupid, but perhaps this analogy might find its way through that geologically...
  • Epidemic Deaths of Females Across the US Ghastly Result of Abortifacient Deprivation (Satire)

    07/06/2014 3:20:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | July 2014 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    The People's Cube - Political Satire By our friend and contributor, Marion DS Dreyfus. The White House said Monday that the Supreme Court decision extending a religious exemption to the health-care law to closely held companies would jeopardize the health of women. "We believe that the owners of for-profit companies should not be allowed to assert their personal religious views to deny their employees federally mandated benefits," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. Epidemic Deaths of Females Across the US Ghastly Result of Abortifacient Deprivation As the Sharks sang in "West Side Story," excusing their petty delinquencies to the...
  • Honduran immigrant comes to U.S. illegally to save mother

    07/06/2014 1:16:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 07.05.2014 | Valeria Aponte
    It took 17 days for Lesvia and her young daughter to get to the United States before being caught by U.S. Border Patrol Agents. A journey she endured to help her ailing mother back in Honduras who is battling cancer. For days, they walked across Central America. They walked through and hid in mountains in Mexico to survive. Sometimes she paid officers to let them keep going. At one point even traveling alongside a group of 300 mothers and children as they crossed through Central America. She committed to the journey, hoping that the rumor back in Honduras was true...
  • From His Cold Dead Hands: When Should Grandpa Give Up His Guns?

    07/05/2014 9:31:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2014 | Bill Briggs
    Many Baby Boomers already dread “the talk” –- suggesting their aging parents surrender car keys –- but now two geriatric experts say another thorny, family question must be asked of some elderly folks. Is it time to give up your gun? In a recently published paper, the two physicians offer a five-point checklist meant to help caregivers assess whether firearms remain safe in the hands and homes of older Americans, particularly if the gun owners are exhibiting unclear thinking or depression. “Just like with some (older) people, it’s not if you should stop driving, but when,” said Dr. Ellen M....
  • Progressives Have Been Caught Covering Up Their Real Goals Yet AGAIN In The Hobby Lobby Case

    07/05/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Draw and STRIKE! ^ | July 3, 2014 | Brian Cates
    Amazing how many people think the Hobby Lobby decision was about forcing the company to provide birth control to it's employees. Hobby Lobby was ALREADY providing birth control coverage to it's employees. 16 different types of it, in fact. What can we draw from the fact that many of the people blathering about this case don't know that? The real issue in the Hobby Lobby case was whether the government could force private businesses/corporations into providing abortifacients. First of all, let's be clear: abortion/taking an abortifacient is not birth control. I don't care how many shrieking leftists say different. Birth...
  • Another left-wing mistress of hypocrisy is unhappy with the Supreme Court

    07/05/2014 10:24:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/5/14 | Doug Book
    We have all seen the antics of a placard toting liberal as she tearfully protests the upcoming, state sponsored execution of a triple murderer. And when this same purple-haired progressive celebrates a new Planned Parenthood record in abortions performed, is anyone really surprised? After all, liberalism couldn’t exist without these mind-numbing displays of shameless hypocrisy. Frantic challenges to the deserved execution of a merciless killer followed with squeals of delight at the death of some 334,000 infants during the 2011-2012 hunting seasons of America’s abortion titleholder–all in a day’s work for the compassionate left. When the Supreme Court decided in...
  • Joe Geoghagan Is A 31 Year Old Veteran And He’s Begging The VA Not To Let Him Starve To Death

    07/04/2014 6:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 3, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Joe Geoghagan is a 31 year old veteran and he’s begging the VA not to let him starve to death. Let me repeat that. Joe Geoghagan is a 31 year old veteran and he’s BEGGING the VA not to let him starve to death. Joe first came to my attention because he wrote the Right Wing News Facebook page asking for help. Imagine that: a veteran who did three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan reduced to writing the owner of a Facebook page because he doesn’t know where else to turn to get basic medical attention. After doing some basic...
  • Government Spends Money to Create Obesity Epidemic & Then Regulates Us to “Help”

    07/04/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I mentioned two days ago the decision of schools to ban birthday cupcakes. Michelle Obama is essentially fighting with students to get them to change what they eat. But what is missing from this story is the proper context. The fact is that our bad eating habits are getting encouraged by taxpayer money. In fact, the government arguably changed our dietary habits to their present behavior. The Foundation for Economic Education came out with an article yesterday about dealing with “food deserts.”
  • America is being attacked by disease carrying children from South America

    07/04/2014 10:08:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/4/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The “‘Center for Disease Control’ ” (CDC) has clandestinely activated their emergency contagion response center due to the large volume of disease-carrying illegals being smuggled to your towns by our own federal government” says an urgent Email coming in overnight! “We have reports of a tuberculosis outbreak in a high school in Sacramento,” adds William Gheen, director of Americans for Legal Immigration. (1) Gheen is putting out the call for citizens within a five hour drive of Murrieta, CA to self-organize today, our nations’ Fourth of July holiday, to help Murrieta residents who repelled three Division of Homeland Security busses...
  • Mysterious Things Happen To Human Organ Transplant Recipients

    07/03/2014 10:38:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Dog Brindle ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mike Estey
    When a person receives a new heart do they take on the characteristics of the donor? I remember going to the movies as a child, seeing Frankenstein the monster come to life, a mixture of different cadaver body parts. How silly? Then there was the movie of the severed hand the crawled around murdering people on it's own free will using it's fingers as legs. Is that really possible? Or the head on a platter, hooked up to tubes, alive and talking. Remember those movies? Well, apparently there is some truth involved here. There have been some people that have...
  • [Star Trek's] George Takei Calls Hypocrisy In Hobby Lobby Ruling 'Galling'

    07/03/2014 12:49:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    On Top Magazine ^ | July 2, 2014 | Staff
    Out actor George Takei has criticized a Supreme Court decision declaring that some for-profit companies may block their employees' access to certain birth control methods. Hobby Lobby challenged the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) requirement that insurance health plans include coverage for FDA-approved contraception, arguing that the law violates the company's religious freedom. “In this case, the owners happen to be deeply Christian; one wonders whether the case would have come out differently if a Muslim-run chain business attempted to impose Sharia law on its employees,” Takei said in a blog post. “As many have pointed out, Hobby Lobby is the...
  • El Paso Children's Hospital spends $60,000 treating illegal immigrant children

    07/02/2014 9:38:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | June 30, 2014 | Bill Melugin
    EL PASO, Texas - El Paso hospitals are treating dozens of illegal immigrants for minor diseases, and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official told KFOX14 the federal government is picking up the bill. El Paso Children's Hospital spokeswoman Susie Byrd told KFOX14 the hospital saw between 50-60 immigrant children for different medical issues at an estimated price tag of $60,000. "They all came in through the emergency room, and were later released back to CBP," she said. "We will be billing CBP for those services." A spokesperson with Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare told KFOX14 that as of Monday,...
  • U.S.: Don’t expand Hobby Lobby exemption (Translation: Obama administration)

    07/02/2014 12:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | July 2, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    The Obama administration, arguing that the steps it has taken to protect religious objections to birth control by non-profit colleges, hospitals, and other charities satisfy federal law, urged the Supreme Court on Wednesday not to expand the exemption. A religious college in Illinois is not entitled to the temporary aid that the Court gave to a Colorado charity in January, the newly filed brief contended. This was the first court filing by the federal government in the wake of Monday’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and it made clear that officials will continue to resist efforts by non-profit religious...
  • No Ethics? No Problem: The Sequel

    07/02/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    A few weeks ago, this column ran a story exposing just a few of the shocking ethics violations that occurred in conjunction with a clinical trial called SUPPORT (Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial). The trial’s primary purpose was to examine the efficacy of two experimental strategies for managing oxygen and two strategies of ventilation therapy in extremely premature babies. As noted in the earlier piece, the consent forms left much to be desired. In fact, it is likely that if the risks to the babies were properly outlined, few if any parents would have agreed for their children...
  • Ginsburg's "blistering" dissent to Hobby Lobby ruling is statist ravings

    07/01/2014 7:43:50 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 28 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 7/1/2014 | Steve Berman
    As always, Mother Jones left her dim porch light on for all the Leftist moths to gather.  They’ve published the 8 “Best Lines from Ginsburg’s Dissent” on the Hobby Lobby decision. They’re described as “blistering”.  I got a blister on my tongue from biting it to keep from laughing too hard.  Really.  They’re short so I’ll list them in full and save you a few brain cells from having to actually visit MJ. "The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would…deny legions of women who do not hold their employers' beliefs access to contraceptive coverage""Religious organizations exist to...
  • The Atlantic: Doctors Most Qualified to Decide Who's Fit to Carry a Gun

    06/30/2014 10:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 30, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 30 The Atlantic ran a column focused on treating firearms as "a public health crisis" and allowing physicians "to determine who is fit to carry a gun." According to The Atlantic, "all U.S. states allow citizens to carry certain concealed weapons in public for lawful purposes, with the exception of felons, persons proven to abuse controlled substances, individuals with a history of domestic violence, and those deemed mentally unstable or dangerous." Citing the caveat regarding "those deemed mentally unstable or dangerous," The Atlantic explains that "some states may... require" a physician to sign off on a concealed carry...