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  • My Wife is Mentally Ill (Follow Up)

    07/30/2015 8:03:05 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 39 replies
    My life | July 30, 2015 | Rfreedom4u
    I thought it best to post a follow up to my previous post of yesterday. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3317547/posts I would first like to thank everyone for the prayers/thoughts/advice. I noticed several others who have gone through similar circumstances and I thank you for sharing. Since the original post we have got new meds for my wife and she started taking it last night. I’ve also received additional comments from our children. When I got home from work yesterday she kept asking me why I was acting different. She said I was not acting like myself. When I asked what she meant she...
  • #PPSellsBabyParts: Why Is Selling Human Organs Illegal Anyway?

    07/30/2015 6:50:55 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/29/15 | Steve Berman
    If I kill an endangered lion in Africa and bring its head and skin home to be stuffed, I will be fined anywhere between $500 and $10,500, depending on how many times I’m caught doing it—not to mention calls for my soul to be fed to Cthulhu after my body is slow roasted on a spit.  But if I sell my own plasma or sperm, I can make $50 per week or more for my blood (for twice a week), and up to $1,500 per month for my sperm. ($125 every 3 days, are you kidding me?). But I can’t...
  • Planned Parenthood Is Our Auschwitz

    07/29/2015 1:51:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 29th, 2015 | Owen Strachan (Diary)
    The third undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood from the Center for Medical Progress is out. By now, the takeaway from this media is clear: this is our Auschwitz. Some might recoil at this statement. Wait a minute, they’re thinking, cool your jets. Auschwitz was a concentration camp. That’s not Planned Parenthood. In the simplest terms, no, Planned Parenthood is not a concentration camp. It is not performing ethnic cleansing (anymore). It performs certain medical services that are of value to women. But for decades, the real “value added” function of the organization has been this: it has provided a safe...
  • (vanity) Prayers for my father's bypass surgery today!

    07/29/2015 7:44:42 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 59 replies
    me | 7/29/15 | me
    Hello all. Asking for more prayers for my father. Today he is at Hopkins to have triple-bypass surgery. This is harrowing enough, as is the thought of "recovery" with them cutting bones for it, but last night I just got a call from my aunt (his sister) and she stated that she and my uncle (brother), who is paralyzed, have a defect in their spines and that my dad should ensure surgeons are aware of this because of possible genetic similarity. I called my parents this morning to tell them (my aunt oddly did not mention it to them). But...
  • Planned Parenthood attacks

    07/29/2015 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 29th, 2015 | streiff (Diary)
    “Deny everything. Admit nothing. Blame others. Make counter-accusations.” That, in a nutshell, is the Planned Parenthood strategy for surviving the revelations that far from being a non-profit they are a rapacious and conscienceless entity that would have shamed the Burkers of Regency London. Now that a politically connected — by ‘politically connected’ I mean Democrat –crisis communications firms is on board we are seeing an all out assault being waged by Planned Parenthood on the people who produced the video. As my colleague Joe Cunningham reported yesterday, Planned Parenthood has sent a memo to editors warning them to ignore the...
  • Houston Planned Parenthood target of pro-life sting under possible investigation!

    07/28/2015 1:37:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | saynsumthn
    From the Texas Tribune: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston has participated in fetal tissue donation, partnering with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2010 for a study on causes of miscarriages. The Houston facility has also conducted clinical trials in the area as part of research on contraception, HIV testing and the human papillomavirus vaccine. Soon after the first undercover video was released, state leaders ordered investigations into Planned Parenthood. That investigation has included visits to the Houston clinic by representatives of the Department of State Health Services and the attorney general’s office, Planned Parenthood officials...
  • Planned Parenthood’s baby parts abortion victims shown to the world

    07/28/2015 12:09:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Normally when I report on a story as huge as Planned Parenthood’s baby parts harvesting, I leave my emotions out of it. Having just watch the third undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress, entitled, Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts, I am afraid that this time, I cannot set my emotions aside. The latest sting video is hard hitting and features Dr. Katherine Sheehan, Medical Director emerita of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest in San Diego. Kate (Katharine) Sheehan made $312,509 plus $4988 in other compensation from the abortion giant in...
  • My Wife is Mentally Ill

    07/28/2015 6:09:00 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 165 replies
    July 28, 2015 | rfreedom4u
    My wife is mentally ill. I realize many men say this and most are probably kidding but in my case it is 100% true. Her illness began in 1996 after the birth of our last child. At first we were told it was post-partum depression. She was hospitalized that year several times and given various medications. We’ve never really gone to church much but she began talking about religion quite a bit so I bought her a bible (NKJ) and she devoured it. She was reading it all the time and one day I noticed she was crossing parts out...
  • The Bride is In the ER: Prayer Request

    07/27/2015 10:57:06 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 161 replies
    self | 27 JUL 2015 | old sarge
    I am in the ER at the Tampa VA Hospital. The Bride is being admitted. Once again, I am experiencing the nightmare that is the VA. Please contact all prayer warriors. We cannot afford to lose her now.
  • Gender Confusion Is Not Biological

    07/27/2015 8:27:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Even biologists are confused about gender confusion. One thing they know from science: it is not biological.A study at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles resulted in a politically-incorrect conclusion: transgender identity is not due to hormone imbalance.“We’ve now put to rest the residual belief that transgender experience is a result of a hormone imbalance,” said Dr. Johanna Olson, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “It’s not.”Olson and her colleagues found that transgender youth have sex hormone levels consistent with the gender they were assigned at birth. So, a transgender youth who is assigned a female gender at birth, usually...
  • The Story of Moira Greyland

    07/26/2015 5:30:12 AM PDT · by Taliesan · 11 replies
    Blog: asktheBigot ^ | July 23, 2015 | Moira Greyland
    I was born into a family of famous gay pagan authors in the late Sixties. My mother was Marion Zimmer Bradley, and my father was Walter Breen. Between them, they wrote over 100 books: my mother wrote science fiction and fantasy (Mists of Avalon), and my father wrote books on numismatics: he was a coin expert. What they did to me is a matter of unfortunate public record: suffice to say that both parents wanted me to be gay and were horrifed at my being female. My mother molested me from ages 3-12. The first time I remember my father...
  • 2nd Planned Parenthood parody vid released mocking Cecile Richard’s “tone”

    07/26/2015 10:32:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Cecile Richards, who recently linked the racist history of baby parts harvesting Planned Parenthood to the NAACP and makes a six digit salary as CEO of the abortion giant, is being again mocked by a national feminist group. Recently, the group, Center for Medical Progress released two videos capturing TOP Planned Parenthood doctors admitting to harvesting the organs of unborn babies as late as 17-22 weeks for what some claim amounts to profit. Shortly after their release, the national feminist organization, New Wave Feminists uploaded a parody video comparing the ghoulish operation to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. Planned Parenthood’s PR...
  • Muslim Inquires If Having Sex With Camel Would Inviolate His Islamic Obligation To Visit Mecca

    07/25/2015 8:08:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Live Leak ^ | Muhammad
    Muslims Are Required To Fulfill Five Demands for Being a Good Muslim, one in Which He Must Visit Mecca Islam: Haj Pilgrimage incomplete without hot Camel sex *SNIP* "If He Had Sexual Intercourse with His Camel would that make his hajj void" http://www.wikiislam.net/wiki/Islam_and_Bestiality#cite_note-E.L._Masters-8 http://www.barenakedislam.com/2009/06/13/islams-rules-for-having-sex-with-animals/ Islamic Scripture Qur'an In contrast with what secular and non-Islamic religious sources say about bestiality, this is what the Qur'an has That's right - absolutely, positively nothing. Unlike the Qur'an's clear-cut rulings on the morality of homosexuality, Polygamy, rape, and pedophilia, the permissibility of bestiality seems to have been left open to ‘interpretation.’ If Islamic teachings...
  • Left Rallies to Defense of Planned Parenthood [semi-satire]

    07/25/2015 10:58:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Video evidence that Planned Parenthood traffics in organs taken from the babies it kills has sparked a wave of revulsion across the country. This gory profiteering clashes with the organization's attempts to portray itself as a champion of women's health. While Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and ten other Republican senators have requested that the DOJ investigate Planned Parenthood's body snatching business, leading Democrats want an investigation of the organization that released the videos to the media. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) called the videos "a reprehensible invasion of privacy" and demanded that the Center for Medical Progress (the organization...
  • The Problem With Healthcare–Part 1

    07/24/2015 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/24/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    As we approach the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Medicare bill into law (July 30th), what better time to consider the seemingly intractable problem of healthcare? FDR tried to include a federal health insurance component into the Social Security Act of 1935, but backed off. Harry Truman, his successor, took up the cause again in 1945, 1947, and 1949. JFK would pick up the banner in 1961. During the 1965 signing, LBJ called the 81-year-old Truman “the real daddy of Medicare,” and presented him and his wife Bess with the first two Medicare cards. With the passage...
  • Planned Parenthood’s erroneous corporate sponsor list

    07/24/2015 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/15 | Judi McLeod
    Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox If they sincerely cherish their names and reputations, the principals of Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox should launch a joint lawsuit against Planned Parenthood. Until the scandalous video showed their doctors talking about the sale of aborted baby parts as ‘taking care of business’, the names of the three multi-nationals, among others, were being openly advertised as corporate sponsors on the Planned Parenthood website. The purveyors of selling aborted baby parts have linked their names to infamy, and in fact disgraced all corporations boldly named on the Planned Parenthood website. Members of the public at large have...
  • Pro-lifers rib Planned Parenthood ( pun intended) over baby parts operation

    07/23/2015 9:02:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | 2015/07/22 | saynsumthn
    As the second video is released showing Planned Parenthood in a baby parts harvesting operation, the meme’s have flooding in. Tuesday the world heard Planned Parenthood doctor Mary Gatter say, “I want a Lamborghini” when haggling over the price of the aborted body parts with Center for Medical Progress undercover actors. Last week I posted some images after video of Planned Parenthood abortionist Deborah Nucatola was published showing her offering to “crush below” and “crush above” the baby in the womb to preserve the precise organ for their buyers. Tuesday’s image responses, ranged from more well known pro-life people like...
  • Response from Veterans@DonaldTrump.com

    07/22/2015 5:18:41 PM PDT · by LTC.Ret · 19 replies
    My email | 22 July 2015 | LTC.Ret
    I got a reply from Trump’s Veteran’s email today -— I know it is most likely a blanket response at this time, but it IS an actual response: “Thank you for sharing your story. It is an embarrassment for America when our men and women who serve have to struggle to get the care they earned and deserve. Mr. Trump is determined to fix the problems veterans face and your experience will be a part of the reform. Please know that fixing these problems is job one. Thank you for your service. Take care”
  • Alabama Rabid Bobcat Attack: Rifle makes a Dangerous Club

    07/21/2015 12:48:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Sardis, Alabama woman, Michelle Russel, was attacked by a rabid bobcat in her front yard on 13 July, 2015.  Her friend, Register, had a .22 rifle in the house, but the cartridges were in a tool shop.  From greenvilleadvocate.com: “I kept yelling, ‘There’s a bobcat out here.’ He immediately got his gun and ran to his tool shop to get bullets,” she said.   Register got the rifle loaded, but not before the cat attacked Michelle: “The cat just full-force jumped in the air and bit my arm. If I had been facing him, he would’ve probably got...
  • NEW UPDATE ON FR LILYRAMONE'S DAUGHTER SOPHIA

    07/21/2015 7:11:09 AM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 17 replies
    SELF
    Sophia was air lifted again to the Dallas area after another stroke. The doctors now believe she may have something called Pediatric Central Nervous System Vasculitus as new images show other arteries in the brain beginning to close with inflammation. Her situation is very bad and treatment includes forms of chemotherapy to suppress her immune system to hopefully decrees the inflammation. My husband and I are considering transferring her care to Boston Children’s or Cleveland Clinic which has a vasculitus center. My mother flew in with my son so I am cherishing every second with him in case we leave...
  • REPORT: Obama Looks to Ban Social Security Recipients from Owning Guns

    07/20/2015 2:23:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 19, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Back in 2008 Barack Obama promised his supporters that he would not take their guns. ““I believe in the Second Amendment. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t take your handgun away… But I am not going to take your guns away. So if you want to find an excuse not to vote for me, don’t use that one because it just ain’t true. It ain’t true.” Via Free Republic:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)His campaign also ran this ad: “Barack Obama WON’T Take Away Your Gun…”But that was in 2008. Now this… Barack Obama is...
  • Planned Parenthood purveyor of baby parts back online

    07/19/2015 6:10:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/19/15 | Judi McLeod
    Stem Express It didn’t take long for Stem Express, the California-based company caught buying aborted baby parts from Planned Parenthood, to get back in business online. Stem Express, which LifeNews reported offline on Wednesday is back online today—advertising the sale of the same baby livers, Deborah Nucatola so callously went on about during her salad and red wine lunch. Planned Parenthood’s baby livers, advertised by Stem Express, are going for anywhere from $565 to $2433. Hard to believe they’re back so soon. Perhaps Stem Express principals are emboldened by the nepotism of their Planned Parenthood /Republican Party connections.
  • Half of world’s Muslims are inbred due to generations of incest

    07/18/2015 5:26:37 PM PDT · by anymouse · 79 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | July 18, 2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    Here’s an explanation for Islamic terrorism that’s never proffered: Insanity and Stupidity A never-spoken-about problem with Muslims is their inbreeding as a result of their long and deeply-ingrained practice of marrying first cousins — a practice that has been prohibited in the Judeo-Christian tradition since the days of Moses. More than 7 years ago, the UK’s environment minister Phil Woolas had sounded the alarm about this “very sensitive” issue that is “rarely debated”. Referring to the culture of arranged marriages between cousins in the Muslim immigrant community, Woolas said: “If you have a child with your cousin the likelihood is...
  • CDC issues new warning: don’t snuggle or kiss your family’s pet chickens

    07/17/2015 3:27:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/15 | Robert Laurie
    Performing an important public service. I have to admit. I’ve been caught off guard by this. I had no idea that people were keeping chickens as pets. I get raising chickens for eggs. I understand grilling their tasty meat. I was not, however, aware that people think owning a chicken is a lot like owning a cat. Apparently, I’ve been asleep at the switch. It’s a brave new world and chicken-pets are a part of it. But, if you’re thinking it would be tons of fun to see a rooster curled up in a ball at the foot of your...
  • Makers of Planned Parenthood video expose brochure proving profit motive in sale of fetal body parts

    07/16/2015 5:14:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/16/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Naturally, monstrous butchers are liars too Image Credit: StemExpress via Center for Medical ProgressDo a quick Google search and you’ll find it just about everywhere on liberal opinion sites and on dinosaur media sites that aren’t still ignoring the story. It’s one or another variation on the following: “No, Planned Parenthood Isn’t Selling ‘Aborted Baby Parts’.” And how can Planned Parenthood and its media protectors make such a claim when there’s a video out that shows one of the organization’s top medical officials engaged in a three-hour discussion of how Planned Parenthood sells aborted body parts? Nuances, you see! You...
  • Abortionist says most important thing he does is use cannula to empty a woman’s uterus

    07/15/2015 12:35:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Saynsumthn's blog ^ | July 12, 2015 | Saynsumthn
    An abortionist who once called abortion sacred and claims to be a Christian has made several more stunning statements lately. Abortion doctor Willie Parker is a hero to the eugenics motivated abortion industry because he is African American and works at the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. Parker is also a circuit runner at other clinics around the country. “My work is emotionally satisfying because compassion is my passion,” the abortionist told In These Time. “I am fortunate to do what most people are not able to: expend my energies on behalf of what I think is a noble...
  • Lupus Friends and Family

    07/14/2015 9:02:02 AM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | July 14, 2015 | Gerard Perry
    One of the unfortunate realities of clinical research is that much of it doesn’t bear fruit in the way its intended beneficiaries would like it to, i.e. resulting in cures for the diseases from which they suffer. It often leads researchers into blind alleys and cul-de-sacs rather than transformative medical breakthroughs. Even so, this experimentation is necessary, if only to learn from their past failures and mistaken assumptions-a process illuminated brilliantly in The Emperor of All Maladies, the first comprehensive biography of cancer-and ultimately discover successful treatments and therapies. But this presupposes a consistent stream of funding to enable research...
  • Pakistani Cardiologist steals $18.2 million from Medicare in just one year

    07/14/2015 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/14/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The corrosive connection between donations to the Democrat political machine and one’s profession comes into glaring focus with the revelation that Pakistani American doctor Asad Qamar gave that party a whopping $450,000 while pulling in the highest total of Medicare reimbursements of any U.S. cardiologist. This man received the highest reimbursement of cardiologists all over the U.S. in Medicare reimbursement money during 2012. His practice, located in four Florida counties, is based in Ocala and raked in $18.2 million in one of Medicare’s largest fraud scandals to date. Whistleblowers started the Doctor’s fall from America’s medical gravy train with legal...
  • Political Correctness and Public Health

    07/12/2015 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/12/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    The term “politically correct” dates back to shortly after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Originally, it only meant adherence to the policies and principles of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (aka the “party line”). Inevitably, though, the term would become one of derision, mocking those who would blindly follow Stalin’s enormous policy flip-flops during and after World War II. These days, the term is primarily used to mock the imposition of overly precious speech codes, supposedly intended to prevent insult. Too often, though, the net effect is simply censorship. A common complaint is that the choice of what...
  • I would like to ask a Patent Attorney a Few Questions

    07/10/2015 6:42:06 PM PDT · by lafroste · 62 replies
    Me | 7/10/15 | Me
    I would like to ask a patent attorney about protecting my IP. I have a relatively spectacular solution to a severe water wasting problem (see Poway, CA) The problem they experienced is NOT endemic to CA but is present across the USA. I have engineered a solution. But I need to learn the basics of IP protection 101. Any Patent attorneys: I could really use some advice. PS: I am a Professional engineer with more than 30 years experience, I know what I am talking about.
  • Meet Sweetgreen -- the 'next Chipotle' Salads, rice and grain bowls have customers lining up

    07/10/2015 1:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    KOTA-TV ^ | July 10, 2015 | Heather Long
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - When Americans line up for salad, you know there must be something special about it. That's exactly what's happening at the hot new restaurant chain Sweetgreen. It is already being dubbed the "next Chipotle." Sweetgreen was founded in 2007 by three Georgetown University friends who had a simple vision: make healthy food yummy, affordable and fun. "Healthy food shouldn't just be for the top 1%," Jonathan Neman, one of the co-founders, told CNNMoney. He studied abroad in Australia and was frustrated when he returned to the U.S. and felt his affordable meal options were limited. Just...
  • Somalis in Minneapolis: their numbers are growing and they’re bringing autistic children to US

    07/10/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/10/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Originally posted on Coach is Right in April of 2010, the information contained in this piece is at least as chilling today. The St. Patrick’s Day festivities meant something much different for the couple in their 80s from Minneapolis than for the other revelers at the local American Legion Post on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Within days the couple would be returning home to a Minnesota suburb now changed forever by the huge influx of Somali immigrants whose behavior had forced them to move from their familiar neighborhood. “They are taught how to flush,” Marie (not her real name) said. She...
  • Mark Levin: 'We’ve Had a Silent Coup in This Country'

    07/10/2015 7:43:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    cnsnews ^ | July 9, 2015 | Emily Richards
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that “we’ve had a silent coup in this country” with the Obama administration taking over healthcare, targeting the suburbs, and nationalizing the local police. “His government doesn’t have the authority to do any of these things, but he does it,” Levin said on his July 8 broadcast. “Well, if that’s not martial law, what the hell is? We’ve had a silent coup in this country.”Here is a transcript of what Levin said: “So, Obama’s pushing the ‘browning of America,’ not my phrase, theirs, ‘with open amnesty.’ Even if it means murderers,...
  • Donald Trump

    07/09/2015 10:00:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 55 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/9/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “We need to create jobs for Americans, not Washington; it is time for America to be back in business,” Donald Trump said as he announced the main planks in his platform to become America’s next President! “It is time to Make America Great Again,” is his campaign’s theme statement. Continuing with his IT’S THE ECONOMY mission statement, Trump, now trending number one in some recent polling, stated: “We need economic growth for everyone, not just Wall Street and the special interests.” “I promise to bring jobs back home and ensure our trade agreements benefit the American worker and protect our...
  • Going in for Eye surgery this morning. . . cataracts in my eyes.

    07/09/2015 8:40:07 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 80 replies
    Vanity Fair | June 9, 2015 | Swordmaker
    I am going to have my right eye lens removed and replaced this morning because a cataract has grown rapidly in the last six months obscuring my vision somewhat. I can still see through that eye but daylight glare has made it very difficult to discern things on the dashboard of my car. That cataract in that eye is in the center of the field of view and when the background light is bright, things tend to get faded out. As a result my vision in that eye could only be corrected to 20/40 on my last visit to my...
  • 5 Incredible Trends That Will Shape Our 3D Printed Future

    07/08/2015 12:04:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 7, 2015 | Rick Smith
    Self-repairing pipes. Printed organs. Bulletproof t-shirts. Seriously?In April I was asked to speak at the annual TED conference in Vancouver (following Bill Gates…gulp) on the topic of 3D printing production and its implications. I have detailed my thoughts on why the shift to 3D printing production is not only likely but inevitable in articles one, two and three in this series for Forbes. Now, let’s take a step into a fascinating future, where daily life will be shaped by several powerful forces directly related to 3D printing production. What it will be like to live in a 3D-printed world? Imagine...
  • The Choice AHEAD?! (Obamacare or Single-Payer)

    07/06/2015 2:35:21 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 13 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | July 6, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    What? The Supreme Court’s recent blessing of Obamacare has precipitated a rush among the nation’s biggest health insurers to consolidate into two or three behemoths. The result will be good for their shareholders and executives, but bad for the rest of us – who will pay through the nose for the health insurance we need. .... Insurers are seeking rate hikes of 20 to 40 percent for next year because they think they already have enough economic and political clout to get them. ... The alternative is a government-run single payer system – such as is in place in almost...
  • Uh-oh… The New York Times notices that ObamaCare is causing insurance rates to soar

    07/06/2015 1:07:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/15 | Robert Laurie
    So much for your $2500.00 savings. There have been plenty of stories about the ways in which ObamaCare is driving up healthcare costs. All across the country, we’ve seen double digit insurance rate hikes and soaring premiums. It’s nothing new, and conservatives have been warning that this would be the case since long before the unpopular law was rammed down America’s throat. However, acknowledgement of ObamaCare’s failure usually comes from either right-leaning news sources, or insurance industry watchdogs. We don’t often get it from the far-left paper of record, The New York Times: Health insurance companies around the country are...
  • Government Intervenes on behalf of the useless immigrant but never the useful

    07/06/2015 8:34:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/6/15 | Ed Wood
    We are told to call, e-mail, or write to express our needs or concerns to our elected representatives since, after all, they are there to serve “we the people.” So, I had occasion recently to request assistance from one of our Congresspersons, an experience I would like to share with you. Some months ago, I became aware of a fully accredited female medical doctor who was attempting to legally emigrate to the US. Of course, my recommendation was for her to fly into Mexico, walk across the border and be welcomed with all the usual goodies — food stamps, green...
  • NBC’s ‘Today’ Mocks Michelle Obama’s Latest Food Police Push

    07/03/2015 8:49:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 30, 2015 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, even the hosts of NBC’s Today had enough of Michelle Obama’s effort to micro-manage people’s food choices as they mocked the First Lady’s attempt to create a healthy version of s’mores. At the top of the 9 a.m. ET hour, co-host Willie Geist explained: “So the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and the USDA have teamed up for this program called ChooseMyPlate.gov. It's an initiative proposing a makeover, for among other things, this classic campfire treat. So instead of graham crackers with chocolate and marshmallow, they propose graham crackers with, want-wa, strawberries and low-fat yogurt.”...
  • David Frum Ignores reality in his anti-gun "article"

    07/03/2015 2:52:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    David Frum, in an article published in the Atlantic on 23 May, takes considerable liberties with the facts and truth.   The article is under the "politics" section, so it should be a bit more concerned with facts than a typical opinion piece.  But disarmists seldom let reality interfere with their fantasies.  Frum makes a number of assertions as fact that are not true.  He selectively ignores other facts that invalidate his thesis.  Here are some of the more egregious errors. He claims that mass killing with firearms is a distinctly American phenomena.  That is simply false, an echoing of...
  • Organovo CEO: 3D bioprinting organs will help us get people off transplant waiting lists

    07/03/2015 8:53:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    US-based 3D bioprinting firm Organovo has set itself a challenge that could transform the future of medicine, and although the technology is still in its infancy and the challenges complex, the company's founder and CEO Keith Murphy says his firm is in it for the long haul. "Biotechnology is a very compelling space as you have the ability to impact people's lives," Murphy tells IBTimes UK. "I want to see patients benefiting. We want to help drugs get to patients faster, to get liver tissues [to prolong liver function] and to help people with chronic liver problems." While 3D printing...
  • White House: Have you talked to your family about ObamaCare lately?

    07/02/2015 7:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend. After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members who may be less-than-enthused that ObamaCare is here to stay. “You should be prepared when Aunt Janine says something like, ‘Obamacare hasn’t helped anyone!’” a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services wrote in a blog post on Thursday. For instance, if your Uncle Ted starts calling Obamacare a train wreck, you should calmly explain that he’s...
  • How Obamacare could lead inadvertently to free market health care

    07/02/2015 4:34:43 AM PDT · by Marcus · 19 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The president’s chest thumping boasting to the contrary, Obamacare is still a mess that has caused health insurance premiums and deductibles to skyrocket. Some advocates of Canadian-style single-payer systems, such as socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, maintain that this state of affairs will lead Americans to accept a universal, government run “Medicare for all” system. Such a system would also feature rationing and death panels, as has been the case in countries that have adopted such arrangements. However, a Wednesday article in the Wall Street Journal suggests that Obamacare will, inadvertently, lead to a free market, customer-driven health care system...
  • Cuba Just Eliminated HIV Transmission between Mother & Baby

    07/01/2015 6:52:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Quarks and Quasars ^ | July 1, 2015 | Posted By: Jolene Creighton
    Thirty years ago, HIV was a death sentence. But not any more. The World Health Organisation has just confirmed that Cuba has become the first country in the world to effectively eliminate mother-to-baby transmission of HIV. Notably, they also state that they have eliminated the transmission of syphilis. Director general of the WHO, Margaret Chan, stated that the advancements made as a result of this breakthrough simply cannot be overstated, calling it, “one of the greatest public health achievements possible.” She told the press, “this is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and...
  • Congress’s ObamaCare ‘Small Business’ Fraud

    07/01/2015 9:30:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 0701/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Activists demand answers to lawmakers' falsification of documents for ObamaCare perks. Americans fed up with the unbridled arrogance of the nation’s “ruling class” are about to be further infuriated. As American Commitment president Phil Kerpen reveals, there’s yet another outrageous scandal occurring on Capitol Hill, where the House and Senate have falsely certified themselves as small businesses so they can fund themselves and their staffs with taxpayer-funded health insurance—sidestepping ObamaCare provisions in the process. “They conspired to break the law,” Kerpen told Front Page. In an interview with Newsmax TV, Kerpen reminded viewers that Americans had “demanded” Congress enter the...
  • Judge Blocks Ban on Dismemberment Abortions [semi-satire]

    06/29/2015 9:17:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    In Kansas, Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks issued an order blocking that state’s ban on abortions carried out by tearing the baby limb-from-limb while still in the womb. The Judge’s order came in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of Dr. Herbert Hodes and Dr. Traci Nauser—a father-daughter team of abortionists. “To allow this law to go into effect while the matter is being litigated would deprive the plaintiffs of their livelihood,” Hendricks said. “It would inflict irreparable harm and injury to their recognized right to ply their trade.”...
  • What SCOTUScare means to you

    06/29/2015 5:25:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Herman Cain
    Higher costs, less care, fewer choices. And lots more federal control The recent Supreme Court ruling on health insurance subsidies means they upheld the “stupidity of the American people” (as Jonathan Gruber would say, and has), and for the third time the Court stretched the law instead of interpreting the law. How the Court arrived at this 6-3 decision has baffled many observers, and the ruling opinion written by Justice Roberts stuns those of us who believe that certain words matter, as Rob said last week. But the words of Justice Antonio Scalia in his the dissenting opinion had plenty...
  • IRS Destroys More Evidence [semi-satire]

    06/27/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    In what IRS officials are calling a one-in-a-million fluke, the precise emails subpoenaed by Congress in its investigation of IRS discrimination against the President’s political opponents were exactly the ones inadvertently erased by IRS employees. Lost are over 400 back-up tapes containing 24,000 emails to and from Lois Lerner—the IRS employee believed to have orchestrated the discriminatory treatment. Commissioner John Koskinen speculated that “our rather lengthy chain-of-command provided multiple opportunities for miscommunication somewhere along the line. It is not inconceivable that an instruction to ‘not erase’ may have been forwarded as ‘erase.’ The rest is, as we say, history. Nothing...
  • Supreme Court Rewrites Obamacare [semi-satire]

    06/26/2015 10:23:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Acknowledging that the original Affordable Care Act "was so poorly written as to be utterly infeasible in its implementation," Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts took "the liberty of rewriting it to correct its deficiencies." "If we were to confine ourselves to the plain language of the statute, subsidies would be available to only those states that established their own health care exchanges," Roberts wrote. "In hindsight, relying upon the statutory text would doom the plan because only a minority of states established the required exchanges. Rather than allow Congress' inability to accurately forecast state behavior to undermine this signature...