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  • Undocumented immigrant asks to be released from jail for medical procedure

    04/15/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    FOX 10 News/KSAZ ^ | Apr 11, 2014 /Apr 12, 2014 | Jessica Flores
    PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Ruth Alvarez says breast cancer has been her personal prison; she is now facing the disease behind bars. Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrested Alvarez-- an undocumented immigrant-- in early April for working with a false identification. She says her arrest comes just a few weeks away from her planned mastectomy scheduled for April 23rd. Alvarez is asking to be release so she can undergo the surgery with her family by her side. "To go through breast cancer is already hard, it's so hard to go through treatments seeing how your whole body, your whole life kinda change,"...
  • How I became the face of the Boston bombing (Jeff Bauman Boston bombing survivor)

    04/15/2014 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Salon ^ | 14 April 2014 | Jeff Bauman
    Book excerpt from Stronger: The bomb went off at 2:49 on Monday afternoon. Within seconds, the man in the cowboy hat was leaping the barricade guarding the finish line and racing toward the carnage. The second bomb went off when he was half-way across the street, but he kept coming. They all kept coming to help us: police officers, race volunteers, bystanders. The first pictures came out almost immediately thereafter. They were long-shots of the scene: the concussion of the bomb shaking a camera filming the race. The force of the blast knocking down a runner about to cross the...
  • Breast Cancer, Mammograms, And The Fear Factor

    04/15/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/15/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Call them “breast-obsessed” if you like, but more than 3500 years ago, Egyptian physicians documented breast cancer on papyri that survive to this day. Some authorities claim that these documents could date back much earlier than that. A key entry describes “bulging tumors of the breast that have no cure.” From Hippocrates on, causes of the disease were proffered by the leading minds of the day. These would include excess of black bile; lack of sexual activity; overly vigorous sexual activity; depression; childlessness, and sedentary lifestyle. Famed French physician Henri Le Dran was among the first to advocate surgical removal...
  • Report: Census overhaul will obscure ObamaCare first-year effects

    04/15/2014 8:43:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2014 | Elsie Viebeck
    Changes to this year's census will make it difficult to assess how many people gained health insurance as a result of ObamaCare's first year of open enrollment, according to a report. The reported overhaul of census questions on health insurance arrives as politicians, journalists and researchers await official data on how many people gained and lost coverage in the last year. The changes are reportedly intended to improve the survey's accuracy. They will likely mark a "break in trend" for census health insurance data, making it hard to compared the 2014 report to past reports. The revisions and their potential...
  • Chinese Solar Deal with Harry Reid is Kaput-No Where Near Bundy

    04/14/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT · by jenk · 41 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Jen Kuznicki
    Don't get me wrong, Harry Reid is behind everything in Nevada, but I haven't seen evidence that the solar deal with ENN is even still being considered.  After The Blaze reported that ENN dumped the project, I still see links to this Reid/Chinese deal that isn't happening. "A Chinese-backed company is pulling the plug on a multibillion-dollar solar project near Laughlin after it was unable to find customers for the power that would have been generated there, a Clark County spokesman said Friday.In a letter dated Friday, an executive from ENN Mojave Energy LLC informed the county that the company...
  • Whether the Republican establishment likes it or not Obamacare will be the issue in November

    04/13/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/13/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When David Jolly beat Alex Sink in a recent special election for a Florida congressional seat, the knee jerk reaction from the GOPe’s pet pollsters was to immediately warn the Republican rank and file that Jolly didn’t win because of Obamacare. “Who are you going to believe, us or your lying eyes?” came to mind. Phonies like Karl Rove pontificated about how winning elections requires more than simply getting on the right side of issues voters care about and hammering that message home. Hey, who knew there was more to winning elections than supporting the things voters want and opposing...
  • Health Secretary Resigns

    04/12/2014 8:11:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2014 | John Semmens
    This week it was announced that Kathleen Sebelius will be leaving her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services. President Obama thanked her for “her courageous and tireless efforts to ensure that every American has health insurance.” Afterward, those in attendance gave her a standing ovation. “Secretary Sebelius has had to face hostility every step of the way toward this monumental achievement,” the President declared. “Critics in Congress said the Affordable Care Act wouldn’t be affordable. Consumers complained that the policies offered under the ACA cover less than their old plans and cost more. Others were too inept to...
  • Nurse Quits Abortion Industry After Baby Born Alive, Left to Die

    04/11/2014 3:19:10 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Sarah Terzo
    Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Marleen Goldstein worked in a hospital that performed abortions. After 30 years, she’s come forward with her story. According to Goldstein: My husband was a resident at a hospital and I just got “the job of my dreams” at a nearby Oakland hospital. I was very much a believer in the abortion issue and now I felt I was going to be part of it. I got hired as a charge nurse at this clinic that did late term abortions. I spent about 30 days on the day shift getting familiar with everything. I would witness...
  • Protesting Obamacare 60's Style

    04/11/2014 1:59:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 11, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    No, I'm not suggesting anyone should burn a draft card (or the student union) or stage a sit-in in the office of Secretary Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius. Those who feel Obamacare will adversely affect them should conduct a "sue-in". They should file individual lawsuits challenging the law on grounds it will harm them as individuals. The class action lawsuits various states filed against the law didn't force the courts to deal with the hardships the law would create for some individuals. Individual cases can present the courts with actual evidence of individuals who would be adversely affected being forced to purchase...
  • Medicaid Expansion Studies Weren't Trustworthy

    04/11/2014 12:25:14 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/9/2014 | Jack McHugh
    It may be water over the dam, but one report on the potential impact to employers if Michigan did not adopt the Obamacare Medicaid expansion has been exposed as being essentially bunk due to flagrant misuse or misrepresentation of the data it cited. This is worth noting because the claims from Jackson Hewitt were widely cited by Republican lawmakers here who supported the expansion, and probably tilted others into that camp. Its conclusion was that "employers may pay substantially higher federal tax penalties under the ACA (Affordable Care Act) in states that do not expand Medicaid." Jackson Hewitt estimated Michigan...
  • Sebelius Reign Of Incompetence Over

    Kathleen Sebelius is resigning. Sebelius must rank among the top 5 incompetent cabinet secretaries of all time. She should have resigned when the Obamacare website failed. Her agency had three years to put the website together and make sure it was up to snuff. That website has less traffic than Amazon and any number of online retailers. Yet it failed spectacularly. In fact, the website still fails on a regular basis. It remains difficult to sign up for Obamacare and it’s nearly impossible to cancel a policy on the website. The website alone ought to be enough for Sebelius to...
  • Boston Doctors Can Now Prescribe You a Bike

    04/11/2014 2:29:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | April 9, 2014 | Alison Griswold
    The City of Boston this week is rolling out a new program that’s whimsically known as “Prescribe-a-Bike.” Part medicine, part welfare, the initiative allows doctors at Boston Medical Center to write “prescriptions” for low-income patients to get yearlong memberships to Hubway, the city’s bike-share system, for only $5. These are not prescriptions in the legal sense. Rather, they are a kind of physician’s letter, says Alan Meyers, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center. “A clinician working with a patient or family could generate this form and then a hospital parking office which is right on the campus could enroll the...
  • States work around Obamacare to help undocumented immigrants

    04/10/2014 9:25:30 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    12newsnow ^ | Apr 09, 2014 | Cindy Y. Rodriguez and Jaqueline Hurtado
    aira Murillo is just one of 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country who was specifically excluded from signing up for the Affordable Care Act, but it wasn't until recently that she found a way around the system. "I didn't realize that as a DACA recipient, I would also be eligible to receive health insurance. It was thanks to a professor who told me and other undocumented students about our eligibility for Medi-Cal," Murillo told CNN en Espańol. Deferred status, or DACA, refers to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program enacted in 2012. It grants some undocumented youths temporary...
  • ‘Fat Texts’ and ‘Fart Regulation’ Coming to You from the Nanny State

    04/09/2014 7:40:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | April 8, 2014 | Common Constitutionalist
    Although it’s been going on for years, it seems lately there is an all-out assault by the nanny government to crack down on our liberties. Nowadays, when the people say no, our rulers just do the old end around, or sleight-of-hand. They cause us to concentrate on one thing while they regulate behind our backs. Lately it seems that even this tactic has changed and the Nanny State has begun to attack us from all sides. Take this global warming nonsense. With every passing year, the people are coming to realize what a hoax it has been. Every poll conducted...
  • Springtime Observations On Obamacare

    04/08/2014 9:44:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/8/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    It is a fool’s errand to attempt a cost-benefit analysis on government programs. War, for example, is probably the oldest government program. It is easy enough to determine the cost in lives and treasure, but it is far more difficult to determine the benefits, and then, if these benefits were worth the cost. Back in the day, victory was the goal, and presumably the overriding benefit. In the past, “victory” was always understood as causing your enemy to surrender. Nowadays, of course, that is no longer the case. In the 1960s, it became popular to declare “war” on all sorts...
  • Nicotine, the Wonder Drug?

    04/08/2014 4:55:27 AM PDT · by jjsheridan5 · 39 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | February 05, 2014 | Dan Hurley
    Every drug of addiction must have its day. Morphine remains one of the most potent painkillers ever discovered. Cocaine’s chemical cousin lidocaine is still used by physicians and dentists as an effective local anesthetic. Even demon alcohol, when taken in moderation, cuts the risk of heart attacks, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and a hodgepodge of other ailments. Now comes nicotine, perhaps the most unlikely wonder drug ever to be reviled. If dozens of human and animal studies published over the past six years are borne out by large clinical trials, nicotine — freed at last of its noxious host, tobacco, and...
  • Poll For Freeping - Do You Feel Obamacare Is Working?

    04/07/2014 4:14:25 PM PDT · by Artaniss · 41 replies
    Canon-McMillan Patch ^ | April 5, 2014 | Tom Davis
    TALKER: Do You Feel Obamacare, Or The Affordable Care Act, Is Working?
  • Obama must Stop Eric Holder from Encouraging Money Laundering!

    04/07/2014 9:23:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/7/14 | Steven R. Peterson
    As of January of 2014, the citizens of Colorado have allowed cannabis use for recreational purposes. Overnight, users lined the sidewalk as they waited for their opportunity to legally purchase a substance still listed as a Schedule I Controlled Substance under Federal law. Prior to approved recreational use, Colorado went from having just over 5,000 registered medical marijuana patients, to over 125,000 patients in less than 2 years. In this cash-only business, dispensaries take in thousands of dollars per day, but since Federal law prohibits cash deposits from specified illegal activities, banks are unable to accept dispensary monies. This forces...
  • What is our obligation to those who make bad decisions?

    04/07/2014 5:18:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-6-2014 | Bookworm
    One of the things I’ve tried to drill into my children is the truism that the single biggest indicator of poverty is single motherhood. That data, incidentally, does not reflect the old-fashioned kind of single motherhood, which was the result of widowhood or abandonment. Instead, we’re talking about modern single motherhood, the kind that sees women who are deluged with birth control choices nevertheless get pregnant with boyfriends or hook-ups who feel no emotional connection or sense of economic obligation to either mother or baby. One of my children has a part-time job at a cafe and is, for the...
  • President Orders End to Health Care Debate

    04/04/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 39 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Apr 2014 | John Semmens
    In a press conference heralding the attainment of 7 million enrollments in his signature Affordable Care Act insurance plan this past Monday, President Obama declared “the debate over the merits of this law has been settled. The success of the program has been conclusively proven by the events of this past week. There is no longer any need for further discussion. I am instructing the FCC to monitor all media outlets that are licensed through this agency for compliance with my directive. Any unwarranted excursions into disputation or reporting that is intended to reflect negatively on the program or to...
  • Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs?

    04/04/2014 9:29:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Above Top Secret.com ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | gladtobehere
    Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs? "Lopez was undergoing a variety of treatments for conditions including depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances, McHugh said. He was prescribed drugs that included Ambien, a sleep aid. Lopez was fully examined last month by a psychiatrist. There was no record of any sign he was likely to commit violence against himself or others, according to McHugh. "So the plan (going) forward was just to continue to monitor and treat him as deemed appropriate," he said." They say that he was "prescribed drugs" but only named one, Ambien, which...
  • "Preppers Festival" New Castle, VA on April 19th, 2014

    04/03/2014 4:01:02 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Craig County Business Association ^ | April 04, 2014 | Unattributed
    About the 2014 Preppers Festival The Prepper's Festival will be held on Downtown Main Street in New Castle, VA on April 19th, 2014. This event will include a wide array of preparedness, homesteading and survivalist-related vendors, local artisans, skill-building workshops and even a Top Chef style Prepper's Cook-Off! Additionally, live music will be provided throughout the day and a large raffle will be held. This event is sure to be fun and very informative for all who attend!
  • Report: EPA tested deadly pollutants on humans to push Obama admin’s agenda

    04/02/2014 2:40:57 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 12 replies
    TheDailyCaller.com ^ | 04/02/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting dangerous experiments on humans over the past few years in order to justify more onerous clean air regulations. The agency conducted tests on people with health issues and the elderly, exposing them to high levels of potentially lethal pollutants, without disclosing the risks of cancer and death, according to a newly released government report. These experiments exposed people, including those with asthma and heart problems, to dangerously high levels of toxic pollutants, including diesel fumes, reads a EPA inspector general report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The EPA also exposed people...
  • Is ObamaCare a Success?

    04/02/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 15 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    With the March 31st deadline now passed for ObamaCare, it seems that the Obama administration is in full gloat mode. They say that 7 million people have signed up for ObamaCare and that despite a rocky start, the program is a success. President Obama gave a speech in the Rose Garden today, saying, "The law is doing what it's supposed to do. It's working." So is President Obama correct in that ObamaCare is a success? The answer depends upon your viewpoint. If you're Obama or one of his progressive liberal cronies, then ObamaCare is a success. The Affordable Care Act...
  • (VANITY) Prayers for aneurysm victim - continued

    04/01/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 12 replies
    4/1/14 | me
    Please continue prayers for my cleaning lady's daughter.
  • No, President Obama, I will not purchase Obamacare!

    04/01/2014 3:30:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Joe for America blog ^ | March 31, 2014 | Eric Golub
    President Obama: Today is the deadline that is not really a deadline to purchase Obamacare, or what Nancy Pelosi insists on calling the Affordable Care Act. I call it Pelosicare, but a dead rose by any other name would be just as rancid. Mr. President, you have given waivers to unions and others who contributed to your reelection. Meanwhile, ordinary Americans like me are told that if we do not purchase your insurance, we will be fined at least $95 this year. President Obama, let me tell you what world leaders are telling you all over the globe and what...
  • Finally, Obamacare is Working!

    04/01/2014 10:01:27 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 24 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 1, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Rarely has a bill passed by Congress endured as many nicknames, both positive and negative, as The Affordable Care Act of 2010. Obamacare, Nationalized Healthcare, Socialized Medicine, even The Abominable Care Act… the list seems endless, as do the tentacles of this far-reaching 2000-some-page law, not to mention the stacks of enabling regulations that already tower over the average homeowner’s foreclosed house. But the critics and skeptics must admit at last, four years after its passage, that the program is working far beyond the wildest dreams of its supporters. Despite almost daily, almost laughable website crashes, holes in its security...
  • Senator Insists Videos of Him Must Have Been Photo-Shopped

    03/29/2014 10:01:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) vociferously denied ever accusing victims of Obamacare of lying about their troubles. He dismissed video evidence of him making such accusations as “bogus.” “In an earlier era ‘seeing is believing’ might have been a powerful verification of reality,” Reid said. “However, in this age of increasingly sophisticated computers, software, and savvy users one can no longer count on believing one’s own eyes and ears. It is inconceivable to me that I would have made such a foolish and politically inept assertion in public.” Reid’s portrayal of sophisticated computer users victimizing him clashed with his...
  • Illegal Immigration Amnesty Push Continues

    03/28/2014 7:13:39 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Sometimes you feel like you're banging your head against a brick wall. Every time amnesty for illegal aliens is pushed, it gets shot down, primarily due to the fact that the American people do not want it. Yet, as soon as the last fight seems to end and we begin to focus on other issues, amnesty rears its ugly head again. It's bad enough that we have hordes of progressive liberal Democrats who want amnesty due to the fact that they'll instantly get millions and millions of new voters who will support them, but we are continually getting stabbed in...
  • School Science Project Reveals High Levels Of Fukushima Nuclear Radiation in Grocery Store Seafood

    03/28/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    The Truth Wins ^ | March 27th, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    A Canadian high school student named Bronwyn Delacruz never imagined that her school science project would make headlines all over the world. But that is precisely what has happened. Using a $600 Geiger counter purchased by her father, Delacruz measured seafood bought at local grocery stores for radioactive contamination. What she discovered was absolutely stunning. Much of the seafood, particularly the products that were made in China, tested very high for radiation. So is this being caused by nuclear radiation from Fukushima? Is the seafood that we are eating going to give us cancer and other diseases? The American people...
  • (Hobby Lobby) Argument recap: One hearing, two dramas

    03/26/2014 2:25:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    scotusblog ^ | March 25, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    The Supreme Court, in a one-hour, twenty-eight-minute session Tuesday, staged something like a two-act play on a revolving stage: first the liberals had their chance and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy gave them some help, and then the scene shifted entirely, and the conservatives had their chance — and, again, Kennedy provided them with some support.So went the argument in the combined cases of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius. The “contraceptive mandate” in the new federal health care law, challenged under federal law and the Constitution, fared well in the first scene, and badly in...
  • Obama's populist pitch fizzles - "2014 might not be the year for Democrats"

    03/26/2014 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    President Obama’s populist economic pitch is fizzling. The White House hoped to hammer Republicans this year on an array of pocketbook issues centered on hiking the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, an effort meant to appeal to independents and rally Democrats to the polls. Three months in, Obama’s approval ratings are flailing in the low 40s, and Senate Democrats haven’t even been able to unify their 55 members on a minimum wage bill. That’s made it tougher to contrast the positions of Democrats with Republicans in an election year that is shaping up to be about the healthcare law...
  • The Sick World of Progressive Liberals

    03/24/2014 3:18:44 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 11 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    There are times when a horrific fact comes to light that shows people the true feelings of what others think. We're constantly being bombarded by the media and popular culture that progressive liberals are compassionate, kind, and care about the poor, downtrodden, and dispossessed. Meanwhile, conservatives are branded as evil bigots that only want to oppress others and amass piles of wealth upon the suffering of those less fortunate. Christians are under constant attack as being intolerant homophobes. The message is relentless: only the far left gives a damn about the common man. Yet the that statement is the farthest...
  • A Doctor’s self-serving medical fraud which caused countless illnesses and deaths

    03/24/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 64 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/24/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    In 1998, British Doctor Andrew Wakefield published research findings in Britain's famed medical journal The Lancet linking autism to a children’s vaccine (MMR) for measles, mumps and rubella. The doctor’s claims resulted in a panic as they “…triggered a slump in immunization levels, outbreaks of infectious disease and worldwide public worry.” In 2004, London Sunday Times reporter Brian Deer revealed that Dr. Wakefield had literally MADE UP the research which showed autism resulting in a matter of days after children had been vaccinated. Deer found that a group of attorneys was paying Wakefield large sums to discredit the MMR vaccine....
  • One sentence can save us from thoughtcrime if SCOTUS uses the key

    03/23/2014 7:45:34 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 12 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 03/23/2014 | Steve Berman
    An excellent political analysis of the law cited by Hobby Lobby in its objection to complying with Obamacare's (officially known as the ACA) birth control provision was published by msnbc. Fox News made a glancing reference to the law, known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), preferring to confine its article to current issues versus historical intent. I went back to the language of the law itself. In an aside, it is stunning that the law being used to unravel possibly a large swath of Obamacare's mandate is less than two pages long.  The ACA itself claims...
  • Jerk of the Week - American Medical Association

    03/23/2014 3:17:53 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    That time of the week has come again where we sift through the debris of the preceding week and find out which person or group has been acting against the American people. Sometimes these entities are cloaked in the aura of righteousness, but they can mostly be described as hypocrites or opportunists. Our Jerk of the Week this time is a surprising choice is it is a group that represents an occupation that most Americans greatly respect and admire: doctors. Recently, the American Medical Association began to whine about an obscure rule in ObamaCare that could cost medical practitioners a...
  • ObamaCare Mess Continues to Pile Up

    03/21/2014 4:55:12 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 10 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Contrary to the thoughts of liberals, the ObamaCare mess continues to pile up. Every measurable yardstick that would spell failure in the private sector is being touted as a success in the pubic sector. If any business acted in the manner that the federal government has, they would be sued mightily and face prison time. Since it's only taxpayer dollars being wasted and our liberties curtailed, then it's just the new normal as the mainstream media turns a blind eye to what Obama and his cronies have been doing. One of the key cons of the ObamaCare mess is that...
  • (VANITY) Prayers for aneurysm victim

    03/19/2014 6:37:36 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 28 replies
    3/19/14 | me
    Please send prayers for a young woman with a burst aneurysm!
  • Michelle Obama’s “Success” In Reducing Childhood Obesity Never Happened

    03/19/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mark Horne
    If you were reading me in January, you might remember how shocked I was by a claim (one of many false claims) that President Barack Obama made in his state of the union speech. I wrote, “If The President Can Credit Michelle Obama With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything.”
  • Obamacare Premiums Set To Double

    03/19/2014 9:42:55 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 29 replies
    For Democrats Obamacare is the train wreck that keeps getting worse. For Republicans, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Obamacare premiums are expected to nearly double later this year. Keep in mind premiums already rose 50-400% compared to the old “junk” policies people had and liked before Obamacare. A massive price increase latter this year will more or less collapse Obamacare. We might know more about Obamacare enrollment in the next few weeks, though while the administration claims 5 million have signed up they claim not to know how many have paid. If you haven’t paid, you aren’t covered....
  • Prayer request for my oldest brother

    03/18/2014 9:06:57 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 74 replies
    March 18, 2014 | Neil E. Wright
    I am asking for prayers for my oldest brother, and the patriarch of our family since the death of our father many years ago. I just returned home from two days visiting my brother, RMC(SS) Douglas A. Wright, USN (Retired), in the hospital where he is dying from COPD. Growing up, he was always my mentor. He is the one who took me to see the Navy Recruiter in 1969, when I quit HS at 17. During the 10 years of my service, we served in the same location several times, and I had a standing invitation to join him...
  • Moms: This Is What Your Government Expects of You

    03/18/2014 10:37:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Foundry (Heritage Foundation blog) ^ | March 18, 2014 | Amy Payne
    If you’re a mom of grown children, this is for you.Did you know that the Obama administration and the state of Rhode Island are counting on you to nag your kids into signing up for Obamacare?Good old-fashioned guilt and annoyance—that’s the ticket, apparently. But just giving your kids a call or sending them an email isn’t enough.Rhode Island’s newest strategy is urging mothers to sign up for social networking and even online dating sites to send messages to their children.The state’s Obamacare exchange has put together the “Nag Toolkit.” The website isn’t subtle. It says, “learn how to be where...
  • Helping the AP remember its story on Venezuela’s fake healthcare system

    03/18/2014 9:15:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It is rare that this site has to offer assistance to the Associated Press, but this is one such occasion. In November, 2012 the AP posted a story exposing the miserable failure that passes for a healthcare delivery system in Venezuela. The truth seeped into the AP’s website and archives but has since disappeared. This is where we can be of help. Thanks to the ever vigilant Wayback Machine the truth as originally posted by the AP lives on. The news organization’s story starts by following the misery of a 37 year old woman who has a huge cancerous tumor...
  • Obama: "Most young Americans right now, they’re not covered" by health insurance [FALSE]

    03/16/2014 6:25:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politifact ^ | March 11, 2014
    "............Our ruling Obama said, "Most young Americans right now, they’re not covered" by health insurance. That’s wrong -- only about a quarter of Americans between 18 and 24 and between 25 and 34 are considered uninsured. We rate his claim False.
  • HHS Director Quits Job, Writes Letter That Exposes HHS As An Inefficient Mess

    03/15/2014 7:49:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/15/2014 | Stella
    David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in the Department Of Health And Human Services, just quit his job in a big way. Wright wrote an insanely blunt resignation letter that was recently published by ScienceInsider. In it, he exposed the dysfunctional bureaucratic red tape that limited him from doing his job more than half of the time.
  • Help me one more time: Obama prods young on ObamaCare

    03/15/2014 9:20:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    The White House is hoping young people will come to President Obama’s aid one more time over ObamaCare, just as they did when they supported him strongly in both his presidential election victories. The administration is engaged in an all-out push to increase young people’s enrollment in ObamaCare with just two weeks left before the deadline to acquire insurance. Young people have signed up at a significantly lower rate than the administration had hoped, raising fears among Affordable Care Act advocates. The fewer young and healthy people sign up, the higher premiums are likely to rise for older people for...
  • Obama Admits You Can’t Keep Your Doctor

    03/15/2014 6:42:03 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 13 replies
    Leo McNeil Blog ^ | March 14, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Late last year Obama finally got around to admitting that you couldn’t actually keep your insurance policy under Obamacare. This after years of telling the country that we would be able to keep our policies. Now the President is finally getting around to telling us what we already surmised: We won’t be able to keep our doctor either. The President is actually running around the country trying to spin fewer choices, suggesting that it’s a “cost savings.” Interestingly before Obamacare those with insurance could afford the doctor they wanted. It’s only under Obamacare that they can’t afford their doctor. Yet...
  • Moms of Celebrities Star in Ad for Obamacare

    03/14/2014 6:05:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 14, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    "Jonah flooded the elementary school. Jonah would lie on top of my dashboard, and literally not get off," says Jonah Hill's mother Sharon Feldstein. "Trust me, us moms put up with a lot. But one thing we should never have to put up with is our kid not having health care."
  • Is Obamacare Still The Law?

    03/14/2014 4:47:55 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 18 replies
    Leo McNeil Blog ^ | March 13, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    The White House quietly unilaterally repealed the Obamacare individual mandate for two years. That the President doesn’t have the authority to repeal provisions of a law passed by Congress doesn’t seem to matter anymore. The Republicans tried to pass an Obamacare delay as part of the budget impasse back in October. The President refused. One wonders what the point of negotiating with Obama is at this point. He seems to believe he is free to do anything he wants without negotiating with Congress. Obama wouldn’t give the House Republicans a crumb back in October, now he’s unilaterally done just what...
  • Baby Food Recipes- Make Your Own Baby Food

    03/13/2014 5:00:34 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 11 replies
    Baby-Recipes.com ^ | 03-13-14 | Baby Recipes
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