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Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Freud or Fraud?

    05/06/2016 8:09:37 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | May 10, 200 | Michael Cook
    It's hard to imagine contemporary society without Oedipus complexes, defence mechanisms, Freudian slips, and the psychiatrist's couch. But Catholic, Dutch psychologist Gerard van den Aardweg is not cracking the champagne on Sigmund Freud's 150th birthday. [This is Freud's 160th.] MercatorNet interviews Dr. Van den Aardweg on the impact of Freudian theories on modern psychology and views on sexuality. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, was born on May 6, 1856, 150 years ago. In New York, it was Sigmund Freud Day; in Austria, it was Sigmund Freud Year. For his supporters, the 20th century was the Sigmund Freud Century....
  • Lupron Protocol: Treating autism with eugenics

    05/05/2016 5:07:46 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball MAINESTATEGOP
    Asperger's syndrome. A myth. An invention by government to punish its victims for government's failures. This is because the government is supposed to always be right to the left. But far from it the government even in its efforts to conceal its failings and the failings of socialism and public education continues to fail and continues to injure innocent people in the name of the greater good. Instead of punishing bullies, instead of allowing educational alternatives, the government has invented a phony and dubious illness called Asperger's syndrome to punish the victims of bullying so our lazy teachers and...
  • Social Security moves to block the mentally ill from purchasing guns

    05/05/2016 1:51:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) is proposing to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI’s background check system. The proposal, which stems from a memorandum that President Obama issued in 2013, would essentially block some people with severe mental health problems from buying guns. The SSA, which will propose the rule in Thursday's edition of the Federal Register, says it plans to notify disability beneficiaries who might be reported and establish a process for them to appeal their placement in the FBI’s background check system. The proposal is just the latest attempt...
  • Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

    05/03/2016 11:08:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sarah Knapton, science editor
    A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs. A biotech company in the US has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, to test whether parts of their central nervous system can be brought back to life. Scientists will use a combination of therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides, as well as deploying lasers and nerve stimulation techniques which have been shown to bring patients out...
  • Hillary Floats Pair of Controversial Ideas [semi-satire]

    05/03/2016 10:30:39 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2016 | John Semmens
    In a bid to solidify her leftist credentials, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton floated a couple of ridiculous ideas about how this country will improve when she is president. On the urban violence front, Clinton proposes to "reset" the relationship between police and street gangs. "The knee jerk attitude of the average American toward urban gangs is that they are a bad thing," she observed. "What they overlook is that joining a gang is like having a family. It's feeling like you're part of something bigger than yourself. I think this is a positive thing. Another positive is that the...
  • (vanity) - breast cancer diagnosis

    05/03/2016 9:09:35 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 70 replies
    me | 5/3/16 | me
    Yes, got the call for my biopsy; it is cancer.
  • Fat? Maybe you can’t blame your genes after all

    05/02/2016 9:14:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/16 | Patrick Hahn
    An impressive array of brainpower —“Fat? Blame your genes, say doctors” —“Overweight? Maybe you really can blame your genes” —“Blame your genes for obesity” Headlines such as these have become a staple of science and health journalism. Are they right? Are obese people really helpless victims of their genes? Let us begin by distinguishing between “monogenic” obesity and what scientists call “common” obesity. Monogenic obesity, as the name implies, is caused by a mutation in a single gene, which is inherited in a Mendelian fashion, just as conditions such as sickle-cell anemia and cystic fibrosis are. In the case of...
  • 3D printing helps Polish cybernetics researchers create fully functional artificial heart

    04/25/2016 10:36:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    3Ders ^ | April 22, 2016
    Researchers from the Cybernetics Department of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw and the Optoelectronics Department of the Silesian University of Technology have been using 3D printed heart models for research purposes. 3D printing, like any burgeoning area of technology, has both its champions and its skeptics. But whatever one’s position on the industry as a whole, there is one area in which its usefulness is rarely doubted: medicine. Over the last few years, additive manufacturing has been used by medical professionals and researchers to create a variety of models, surgical guides, and bioprinted body parts, contributing to the...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!! (Week of 4-25-16)

    04/24/2016 6:28:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 4-25-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Weekly [or biweekly] Prepper Thread

    04/22/2016 8:44:37 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 100 replies
    Self | April 22,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone; Once again I have to apologize for not posting when I should. But life just gets in the way of me doing things like this. I do have a couple of different topics for discussion, [and please comment on BOTH of them] 1] How in shape are you? I ask this because I have been tilling in a brand new garden [about 1 1/2 acres] in an area that has never had a garden before. And am I feeling it too. [I have an older tiller ( I was lucky to get it for $20.00 at a yard...
  • Quick Followup: Autism and Vaccines

    04/21/2016 11:33:41 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 21, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, let's be clear: Autism is almost-certainly not caused by vaccines. Let's remember the first rule of observational studies, which incidentally I was surprised to find a few years ago in my daughter's High School intro-to-stats class: Observational studies can only show correlation and correlation cannot prove causation. However, the absence of correlation is damn near bomb-proof evidence that the alleged cause you believe exists is false. Measles vaccination in the US began in 1963 following approval in 1962. Within five years near-complete compliance was obtained within the US. MMR, the combined vaccine that people like to blame autism on,...
  • Twenty Citizens' Worth Of Blood Flowed Through Him: A Medic Confronts [truncated with trigger alert]

    04/20/2016 7:54:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    Deadspin ^ | April 17, 2016 [2012] | 'Dr. Watts'
    This was originally written for Deadspin's Blood Week, but shit happens and we're running it now. A 20-pound jug of homemade explosives will take off one or both legs somewhere between the knee and hip, perhaps breaking the pelvis and shattering vertebrae as the shockwave travels up through the skeleton. After our first Marine was wounded this way—let's call him Patient Zero—he was stabilized by his squad's hospital corpsman and flown to the trauma center, a British base that abuts Camp Leatherneck, the hub for Marine operations in southwest Afghanistan. At the time I was running a forward combat aid...
  • Great: Obama encouraging health insurers to sue federal government, then offering fat settlements

    04/18/2016 11:53:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Circumventing Congress's ban on the use of federal money to bail out ObamaCare casualties. I’m sure you’re all quite familiar with the Obama Administration’s proclivity for ignoring Congress and doing whatever it wants, whether that means refusing to enforce the law or attempting to shove gun control down the nation’s throat. But if you think Obama only does this via executive orders, you haven’t quite grasped the full scope of his lawlessness. Let’s say you want to spend money to bail out health insurers that you have driven to the brink of ruin by passing ObamaCare. But Congress (thanks in...
  • It's Time for Scope of Practice Reform

    04/12/2016 1:41:39 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/11/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    Michigan faces a widespread shortage of primary health care providers, and state rules on midlevel health care providers have held up a valuable solution to this problem. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants offer competent care in more locations and at a lower cost than physicians, but these professionals are limited by protectionist restrictions known as “scope of practice” rules. Policymakers should loosen these restrictions to make health care services easier to obtain and afford. Scope of practice restrictions are defended as an attempt to raise standards of care by limiting the range of procedures a medical professional is licensed to...
  • New 3D Printed Ovaries Allow Infertile Mice to Give Birth

    04/10/2016 9:22:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | April 10, 2016It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. | Shelly Fan
    It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. Here’s the scoop: scientists at Northwestern University 3D printed a functional ovary out of Jello-like material and living cells. When implanted into mice that had their ovaries removed, the moms regained their monthly cycle and gave birth to healthy pups. The scientists presented their results last week at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston. Although the study was done in mice, “we developed this implant with downstream human applications in mind,” says lead author Dr. Monica Laronda in a press release. If successful in humans, the prosthetic would be able to...
  • Inside the Plot to Destroy Veterans' Health Care

    04/08/2016 6:10:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 40 replies
    AFGE (fed employee union) ^ | April 1, 2016 | N/A
    Veterans earned their VA health care when they signed the dotted line to serve our country. So when American Legion Commander Dale Barnett saw that a commission that is top-heavy with private hospital executives was trying to dismantle it, he had to be blunt. “I don’t understand how commissions paid by the federal government are able to break ranks, create an unapproved report and try to advance self-serving agendas while operating as congressional appointees,” Barnett said. He's talking about the congressionally-mandated Commission on Care, an entity dominated by private hospital executives and Koch Brothers-affiliated "policy experts." The commission's charge under...
  • FDA Relaxes Restrictions on Abortion Pill: What Happens to a Couple When their Home Becomes an...

    04/07/2016 4:54:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    priestsforlife.org ^ | March 21, 2016 | Kevin Burke
    FULL TITLE: FDA Relaxes Restrictions on Abortion Pill: What Happens to a Couple When their Home Becomes an Abortion Clinic? Under the cover of the uproar from Donald’s Trumps recent flip-flop comments on abortion, the New York Times reported about a much more serious concern for those who care about women and their unborn children: The Food and Drug Administration has relaxed the guidelines for taking a pill that induces abortion, reviving one of the most contentious issues of the abortion debate. The change allows women to use the drug further into pregnancy and with fewer visits to the doctor…The...
  • Donald Trump’s Abortion Answer Wasn’t Wrong, the Question Was

    04/06/2016 9:18:27 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | April 6th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Donald Trump was correct when he said a woman who had an outlawed abortion would likely be punished. However, the most likely way of ending abortions would be through regulation of those providing medical treatment. Chris Matthews question implied that abortion would become a criminal offense. In that case the woman as a participant in the “crime” would be subject to prosecution probably as an accessory, an accomplice or a “co-conspirator”. The courts might not allow prosecution unless the woman was potentially subject to prosecution. In such a legal environment prosecutors might use the offering of immunity from prosecution to...
  • Kartographer update on my wife (vanity)

    04/05/2016 11:18:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 75 replies
    4/5/16
    My wife was released Monday from the Rehab hospital to come home and already the past two days have been full of our share of challenges and successes and many a small thing inbetween. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and please keep them coming as she still has a long road ahead of her.
  • Video: Clinton – Unborn children have no constitutional rights

    04/03/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 3, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Hillary Clinton is still being pushed to the Left by Bernie Sanders. It’s a fact which was on display yet again this week when she sat down with Chuck Todd for a segment on Meet the Press. The topic was abortion, and since there is no limit to how liberal candidate Clinton will go as she fends off the Vermont socialist, she decided to go whole hog in an answer to Chuck’s question about the rights of the unborn.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The NRC picked up on that one pretty quickly and provided a transcript. CHUCK TODD: “When, or if, does an unborn...
  • Is Hillary Cross-Eyed

    04/02/2016 11:43:55 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 40 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 2, 2016 | Corky Boyd
    Much has been made over Hillary Clinton’s prolonged hospital stay for a concussion in December 2012. But recent photos during her campaign show her cross-eyed. Here are some photos that show the situation. It is doubtful they were Photoshopped. Two were taken by an MSNBC photographer and published on the MSNBC’s website. The most recent one is a color AP photo carried by Drudge today (4/02/16).
  • MILITARY UPDATE Care Commission Shocker: The push to end VA health care

    04/02/2016 10:13:30 AM PDT · by SandRat · 37 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tom Philpott
    Seven of 15 outside health advisors appointed to recommend ways to improve veterans’ health services over the next two decades have proposed shutting down all VA medical centers and outpatient services, and having its nine million enrollees get their medical care in the private sector. The 34-page “straw man” document released by the congressionally-created Commission on Care, calls for an immediate halt to construction of new VA hospitals and clinics, and launch of a “BRAC-like process” to begin closing existing facilities. Shuttering the largest medical system in the country would leave the VA to be “primarily a payor” for the...
  • Hillary Says Constitution Guarantees Right to Abortion [semi-satire]

    04/02/2016 6:56:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Former Secretary of State and current Contender for the Democratic presidential nomination Hillary Clinton told voters this week that "the right to an abortion is a fundamental human right guaranteed by the US Constitution" and that "neither Congress nor any state has the authority to abridge or limit this right." The Constitutional clause cited by the candidate was Article III, Section 2. "The Founders, in their wisdom, affirmed that under our government, 'judicial power shall extend to all,'" Clinton said. "This established the Court as the final arbiter of everyone's rights. Consequently, the Court's 1973 grant of the right to...
  • Forensics of Michelle Field's Bruised Arm in Lewandowski Case

    04/01/2016 2:59:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 90 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Above is the celebrated self photo of Michelle Fields bruised arm.  I invite forensic experts to analyze the pattern of the bruises.  I am not a forensic expert, but there are a few questions I have for those who are. In the complaint taken by the Jupiter Police Department,  officer Marc Bujnowski says that he observed the bruises on 29 March, 2016. This is Ms Fields left arm.  It is alleged that Mr. Lewandowski grabbed her with his right hand, causing the bruises.   He is alleged to have grabbed the left arm from behind and to the left of...
  • Broken bones

    04/01/2016 10:54:06 AM PDT · by JoeFromSidney · 57 replies
    Joseph P. Martino
    Two weeks ago I fell down my basement steps. We had put a new security door on the front of the house. I was carrying the old screen door down to the basement. I remember losing my balance and starting to fall. The next thing I remember was the EMTs trying to slide a backboard under me so they could carry me to the ambulance. X-rays and CAT scan found only one bone broken, a vertebra. I'm wearing a back brace for that. However, my right side was covered with bruises in glorious technicolor. Very painful for several days. The...
  • Let Go And Let His Supply Flow (Video)

    03/31/2016 1:12:22 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 2 replies
    Facebook.com ^ | 3/31/16 | Joseph Prince
    Learn how you can finally stop worrying and see God's supply flow. (See video at link.)
  • The Only State Sanctioned Private Sector Violence (Donald Trump was setup)

    03/31/2016 9:02:24 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 21 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 3/31-2016 | RedNeckoBlogger
    The nation state historically demands a monopoly on violence and homicide… what’s illegal for the common citizen, is often OK for the government. Wars, executions, police violence against citizens, collection of taxes under threat of prosecution, imprisonment, forced labor and other acts of coercion (aka: laws) are exclusively reserved only for officials of the nation state. In the U.S.A., not since slavery has the private individual been given legal sanction to commit violence against fellow humans... outside of very few exceptions (self-defense… but even that is not universal). There is one lone modern exception: abortion on demand… as was with...
  • Clintons Slam Obama [semi-satire]

    03/29/2016 10:46:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Mar 2016 | John Semmens
    Last week, former President Bill urged voters to "escape from the awful legacy of the last eight years by electing Hillary." This week Chelsea Clinton blasted "the crushing costs of Obamacare" and hinted that her mother "would take executive action to amend the law that established this medical monstrosity." Observers of Secretary Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign may perceive an incongruity between her contention that "electing me will solidify the gains achieved by one of America's great presidents" and the less complimentary remarks of her immediate family members. Nonetheless, Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla) tried to reassure everyone...
  • Administration Insists Nuns Must Fund Abortions [semi-satire]

    03/27/2016 10:52:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Mar 2016 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services is adamantly arguing in a case before the Supreme Court (Zubik v. Burwell) that there can be no exemption for the Little Sisters of the Poor from the Obamacare mandate requiring all health insurance to cover abortions. This is despite the fact that HHS has issued such exemptions to several non-religious organizations including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Visa Inc. and PepsiCo. “It’s a basic question of respect for authority,” explained Secretary Sylvia Burwell. “The corporations we exempted acknowledged that the supreme authority lies with the government. The Little Sisters, in contrast, claim to...
  • Man who set himself on fire at Northfield veterans' clinic has died

    03/25/2016 7:35:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | March 23, 2016 | Michelle Brunetti
    An Egg Harbor Township veteran who died after setting himself on fire Saturday outside a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Northfield has drawn attention to problems in the VA system. Charles R. Ingram III, 51, was airlifted to the Temple Burn Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, where he died later that night, Northfield police said. No note of explanation was left at the scene or at Ingram's home, said Northfield acting Police Chief Paul Newman. RELATED ARTICLE EHT man sets himself on fire in Northfield Ingram's family members have declined to speak to The Press. But the public...
  • Indiana Gov. Signs Law Banning Abortion of Babies with Down's Syndrome

    03/25/2016 7:32:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 25, 2016 | Ben Graham
    Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed a new pro-life bill into law Thursday that will, among other things, prevent the abortions of babies diagnosed with a disability or defect. “Some of my most precious moments as governor have been with families of children with disabilities, especially those raising children with Down syndrome,” said Pence. “We are pleased that our state values life no matter an individual’s potential disability, gender or race,” Mike Fichter, president and chief executive of Indiana Right to Life, said in a statement. “We also believe that the other measures in the bill are positive steps forward...
  • Hillary Calls Woman "Poor Shopper" [semi-satire]

    03/18/2016 7:32:24 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Mar 2016 | John Semmens
    When Teresa O'Donnell of Powell, Ohio took the opportunity at a CNN town hall to complain that Obamacare's costs were hurting her family, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton suggested the woman was a "poor shopper." The gist of O'Donnell's case was that the so-called Affordable Care Act wasn't all that affordable. "My premiums have gone from $490 a month to $1,080 a month," she lamented. "I would like to vote Democratic, but it has cost me a lot of money. I'm just wondering if Democrats really realize how difficult it has been on working-class Americans to finance Obamacare." "I have...
  • Barb & Diane - Should the 64% of Women Who Feel Pressured to Abort, Just WANT Their Abortions?

    03/16/2016 3:18:51 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Freep | 3/16/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Dear Senators Boxer and Feinstein, You say something to the effect that abortion is such an important "right" that nothing must be allowed to interfere with it or threaten it. Not even the "inconvenient" fact that sixty-four percent (64%) of women in a 217 member population sample "felt pressured by others" to get abortions.  Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women. Vincent M. Rue et al. Med Sci Monit, 2004; 10(10): SR5-16 Since you feel that we shouldn't be discussing topics that work against universal abortion, like forced abortion in China, what would...
  • Illinois Citizens for Life: Trump position on pro-life issues "Unknown"

    03/14/2016 6:37:48 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 53 replies
    Candidates have been surveyed and rated by Illinois Citizens for Life with respect to pro-life issues (Abortion, Euthanasia, Embryonic Stem Cell research and related issues). [...] U = Unknown (Did not complete a survey [...] U - DONALD J. TRUMP (R)
  • Savior of VA's suicide hotline dropped 1.4M calls from vets (last 18 months)

    03/13/2016 7:10:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 9, 2016 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    A division of the Department of Veterans Affairs tasked with fixing up the VA's broken veteran suicide hotline has dropped roughly 1.4 million phone calls from veterans since fiscal year 2015, a VA whistleblower told the Washington Examiner. That high number of abandoned calls is raising questions about whether the VA is doing all it can to fix up the suicide hotline, which has been criticized as the latest part of the VA that is failing veterans. Scott Davis, a whistleblower and program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta, noted that the VA's Health Resource Center is...
  • Dem Candidates Agree on Abortion [semi-satire]

    03/12/2016 8:13:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Mar 2015 | John Semmens
    The two Democratic contenders for the Party's 2016 presidential nomination fended off the possibility that states should have any leeway in limiting abortions carried out within their borders. In a statement eerily similar to the Supreme Court's 1857 Dred Scott decision, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued that "fetuses are creatures of an inferior order. They are not persons under the law or Constitution. Consequently, the imputation of their imaginary so-called right to life cannot displace the very real right of the mother to the liberty to not be encumbered with the burdens of pregnancy and child care that...
  • Powerful Women Have Babies – Powerless Women Get Abortions

    03/11/2016 10:09:02 PM PST · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | March 11th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Contrary to the claim of abortion advocates, abortions don’t empower women. Abortions disempower women.
  • 3D Printing of 'Complex' Human Tissue Moves Forward

    03/08/2016 2:11:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    US News & World Report's Health Day ^ | March 7, 2016 | Randy Dotinga
    Researchers report that they've made progress toward using 3D printing technology to produce human tissue. The Harvard scientists say they've managed to create tissue in the laboratory that has vessels -- potentially allowing the tissue to be fed by blood -- and can survive for weeks. Despite accomplishing that feat, scientists still aren't close to producing human tissue that could be transplanted into the body and replace organs such as hearts and lungs, experts noted. But Dr. Anthony Atala, a specialist who's familiar with the study, said the new research is promising. "It shows what can happen in the laboratory...
  • Dr Bernard Nathanson ~ Inside the Abortion Cartel

    03/07/2016 8:02:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Sensus Fidelium youtube ^ | Published on Jul 27, 2015 | Dr Bernard Nathanson
    Dr Bernard Nathanson ~ Inside the Abortion Cartel Former atheist and abortionist now Catholic pro life advocate, Dr Nathanson, on where we are in the war for human life. The Dr speaks of fetal tissue research (that is still going on today), amniocentesis, RU-485, and ways we can, & should, fight against this. This is taken from 2 talks of his found here http://www.keepthefaith.org/SearchRes... which has 3 total talks of his. Solid talks too.
  • 'Dentist of horror' on trial for injuring French patients

    03/07/2016 11:53:39 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    france24.com ^ | 07 March 2016 | france24
    The trial of a Dutch man dubbed the "dentist of horror" after allegedly mutilating the mouths of more than 100 patients in France is due to open on Tuesday. Jacobus van Nierop, 51, ripped out healthy teeth and left dozens of patients in a remote French village with broken jaws, recurrent abscesses and septicaemia. He is charged with aggravated assault as well as fraud over claims that he tried to rip off patients and insurance companies, and faces up to 10 years in prison and a 150,000 euro ($165,000) fine if found guilty.
  • Jimmy Carter saved by jointly developed US-Israel cancer drug

    03/07/2016 8:26:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/7/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Hamas-loving former US President Jimmy Carter is now cancer free thanks to a cancer drug developed by a joint US-Israeli team. This is from the first link. Carter announced in August that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his brain and laid out a treatment plan, including a round of targeted radiation at the brain tumors and doses of an immune-boosting drug every three weeks. Keytruda, the drug, was approved not long before Carter's announcement and helps his body seek out and destroy cancer cells. Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in an email that Carter...
  • Justice Ann Walsh Bradley: Uncle who served at Iwo Jima unable to vote

    03/05/2016 10:36:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | February 23, 2016 | Patrick Marley
    Madison -- A state Supreme Court justice on Tuesday urged Gov. Scott Walker to allow people to use veterans ID cards to vote after her uncle who fought at Iwo Jima was unable to cast a ballot in last week's primary election. "It makes no sense to me that this proud patriot with a veterans card displaying his photo would be turned away from the polls and denied the right to vote," Justice Ann Walsh Bradley wrote to the Republican governor. In her letter, Bradley said her uncle had fought at Iwo Jima, the bloody World War II battle that...
  • 11th Circuit to Hear Challenge to Repudiation of the Medicalization of Gun Control

    03/05/2016 3:44:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Eleventh Circuit court of appeals, in an unusual decision, has decided to hear the case of Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, et al. v. Governor State of FL, et al.  in the matter of the Firearm Owners Privacy Act (FOPA).  The FOPA provided that doctors and other health care professionals could not use their professional position of power in order to collect private information from firearms owners, and potentially make that information available to third parties and numerous government agencies.  FOPA had been struck down by the district court, then upheld in three different rulings by the three judge panel...
  • Ted Cruz Is Ready To Fight For Florida

    03/05/2016 12:22:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | March 4, 2016 | Streiff
    Marco Rubio backers had been hoping after two debates in which Rubio and Ted Cruz tag-teamed Donald Trump and played rather nice together that Cruz would take a pass on campaigning in Florida in order to give Rubio a better chance of winning his first primary election. The polls, for what they are worth seem to make this feasible: [interactive polling graphic] Florida is a closed primary state which means that many of the independents and disaffected blue-collar Democrats who have helped out Trump will not be allowed to vote. And, as we saw on Super Tuesday, the polling, generally,...
  • Report: Psychologists seeing 'Trump anxiety' among patients

    03/04/2016 2:30:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump 's success is creating anxiety nationwide, a new report says. Psychologists, massage therapists and other medical professionals say they are treating patients unnerved by the prospect of a Trump presidency, according to The Washington Post. "He has stirred people up," said psychologist Alison Howard, who practices in Washington, D.C. "We've been told our whole lives not to say bad things about people, to not be bullies, to not ostracize people based on their skin color. "We have these social mores and he breaks all of them and he's successful. And people are wondering how he...
  • How big ARE New York's rats? Researcher catches rodent three times the size of a normal beast

    03/04/2016 4:12:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2016
    How big ARE New York's rats? Researcher catches one-and-a-half pound rodent three times the size of a normal beast "...'I've caught rats all over the city, and I've seen the ones that I didn't catch. I think it's among the biggest that live in New York City,' said Matt Combs of Fordham University. [snip] One of the largest rats ever reported in New York City was a huge beast dubbed Master Splinter by the Twitter user that first posted a picture of it. The enormous rat was found in a Footlocker store in the Bronx in 2012, according to Twitter...
  • Trump releases seven-point health care reform plan . . . and it’s excellent

    03/03/2016 7:01:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 71 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/16 | Dan Calabrese
    A lot more than just getting rid of the lines I mentioned on Facebook yesterday that I am not that big a fan of election years, and here’s a case in point. At this moment, #NeverTrump is all the rage among conservatives, and there’s a tremendous push to get Republican primary voters united against one remaining Trump rival to take the nomination away from him. My job is to write what I think about whatever happens on a given day. It’s not to only write what I think will result in a certain outcome. So when I tell you that...
  • To Flee Donald Trump’s America, You Will Need the Right Documents

    03/02/2016 11:27:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 2, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    The New York Daily News is a viciously left-wing newspaper that carries a special grudge against Donald Trump. It therefore offers its readers a complete guide to fleeing President Trump's America. So how does a Trump foe make the big move to more progressive pastures in 2016? And of all the Trump-free countries, which is best for a soon-to-be-expat? The Daily News rates five top prospects for emigration, beginning with Singapore: As a bonus, Singapore boasts the No. 1 most efficient health care system in the world, as rated by Bloomberg. The U.S. ranks at No. 44, and could dip...
  • Legislation Would Prevent State From Advertising to Get More People on Medicaid

    03/02/2016 8:15:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/27/2016 | Jack Spencer
    Senate Bill 542 would prohibit a state agency from using Michigan tax dollars to advertise or otherwise encourage enrollment in the Healthy Michigan plan. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, on Oct. 6, and has been sitting in the Senate Health Policy Committee for more than four months. “Healthy Michigan,” is the title the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder gave to its adoption of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. During the expansion debate in 2013, it was estimated that somewhat more than 400,000 people in Michigan would eventually enroll in the program. According to the most recent numbers,...
  • Migrants Set Fires and Attacks Police for Trying to Move Them to Better Place

    03/01/2016 7:07:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 29, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Migrants set fire to tents and threw stones at police as the police attempted to evict them from the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, France. The riot squad had to be called in. The riot squad used tear gas and a water cannon to hold the migrants back from attacking them and setting more fires. This was not a heartless eviction. The camp where the migrants were living was riddled with rats and full of mud. The migrants were offered new containers nearby where the conditions were much more humane. Instead of being thrilled with the better living conditions, the migrants were upset at...