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  • U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding

    08/16/2017 12:06:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Nate Raymond
    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis reversed a federal judge's ruling forbidding Arkansas from carrying through with Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson's directive to suspend Medicaid reimbursements to a Planned Parenthood affiliate. That ruling by U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker in Little Rock had come in a lawsuit by three women who claimed Arkansas violated their rights under the federal Medicaid law to choose any...
  • An Open Letter to My Colleagues (regarding life’s origin)

    08/11/2017 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 23 replies
    Inference Review ^ | August 2, 2017 | James Tour
    An Open Letter to My Colleagues James TourLife should not exist. This much we know from chemistry. In contrast to the ubiquity of life on earth, the lifelessness of other planets makes far better chemical sense. Synthetic chemists know what it takes to build just one molecular compound. The compound must be designed, the stereochemistry controlled. Yield optimization, purification, and characterization are needed. An elaborate supply is required to control synthesis from start to finish. None of this is easy. Few researchers from other disciplines understand how molecules are synthesized. Synthetic constraints must be taken into account when considering the...
  • Teepee Etiquette

    08/11/2017 6:00:24 AM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies
    The Art of Manlness ^ | 1912 | Ernest Thompson Seton
    Editor’s note: The following excerpt on “Teepee Etiquette — The Unwritten Law of the Lodge,” was taken from The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore (1912) by Ernest Thompson Seton. Seton said he gathered these maxims on American Indian hospitality “chiefly from observations of actual practice, but in many cases from formal precept.” They’re still largely apropo for modern hosts entertaining visiting guests in their “teepee” (though your mother-in-law may disagree).Teepee Etiquette — The Unwritten Law of the Lodge Be hospitable.Always assume that your guest is tired, cold, and hungry.Always give your guest the place of honor in the...
  • Seal Team Six Taxi Driving

    08/09/2017 5:02:24 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    Taxicabdepressions ^ | 14JUL14 | Editorial staff
    I picked up a guy a week or two ago who was in his mid 30s that looked a little scruffy, covered in tats and a very wild and woolly beard. He wanted to go to a low-budget, no-name, mom-and-pop motel a few miles away. He looked a little sketchy, but I noticed that he had the eagle and anchor Marine Corps emblem tattooed on his forearm, and I said, “Marine Corps, huh?”He said, “Yes Sir, two tours in Afghanistan.” As I have said before, I always thank a member of our military whenever I encounter them, and I...
  • U.S. appeals court ends block on Arkansas abortion pill law

    07/28/2017 9:05:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2017 | by Jonathan Allen
    A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that an Arkansas law restricting the use of the so-called abortion pill could proceed, overturning a lower court's decision in 2015 that blocked the law a day before it was to go into effect. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis sent the case back to the federal district court in Little Rock, telling the court it must estimate approximately how many women would likely be harmed by the law before the case could proceed further. Planned Parenthood Great Plains, which runs two of the three clinics providing abortions in...
  • To Retire Early or Not To Be, That Is the (Vanity)

    07/14/2017 3:48:57 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 89 replies
    Apprehension | 7-14-17 | Eagles Field
    Approaching 63 early next year I’m seriously considering retiring. Still plan to work, 3 day weekends every week. In ’17 you could make around 20K, after that they would take a dollar off funds for every $2 made over ... apparently that figure will go up in ’18. Naturally the apprehension is giving up 20% for the rest of my life but I have a small pension which evens it out. But money lost nevertheless. What price is wrong for a better quality of life and precious time? Did you retire early and regret it or not and wish you...
  • 12 hours of prayer for Charlie Gard begin Thursday morning

    07/12/2017 9:57:15 PM PDT · by Robwin · 4 replies
    Life Site ^ | 07/11/2017 | Claire Chretien
    July 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Twelve hours of prayer for Charlie Gard will begin at 5 a.m. London time on Thursday (12:00 a.m. EST). This "worldwide prayer vigil" for the 11-month-old whose parents are fighting to keep him on life support is being organized by Rev. Patrick Mahoney, one of the human rights activists who's assisting Charlie's parents. "Thursday's court hearing will determine if Charlie Gard lives or dies," Mahoney wrote on Facebook. "In response to this, we are inviting people from all across the world to pray with us for this critical hearing on Charlie all day Thursday." "We...
  • Government to fund abortions for Northern Ireland women in England

    06/29/2017 7:48:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | June 29, 2017
    The Government intends to fund abortions in England for women arriving from Northern Ireland, the Chancellor has said. Abortion is banned in Northern Ireland unless the woman's life is at risk or her mental or physical health face permanent and serious risk. Charities have welcomed the Government's move, with some hailing it as a "landmark moment". "We are absolutely delighted that the Government has committed to funding abortion care for women who travel from Northern Ireland to England," said a spokeswoman from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. "This is a landmark moment: for years the women of Northern Ireland, despite...
  • Jesus The Lord; Loves You

    06/06/2017 4:58:48 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski Youtube video's ^ | 6/6/2017 | Revski
    A mix of what Jesus wants me to tell you in my videos & one of my favorite places as a child in Chepachet, R. I..
  • Irish Religious Order Cedes Control of Hospitals, Reacting to Fear of Religious Influence

    05/31/2017 7:17:11 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    A Catholic religious order in Ireland has agreed to withdraw from the administration of three hospitals, because of concerns that Catholic moral principles would influence health-care decisions. The Sisters of Charity announced that they cede control of the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group, which the hospitals, handing over ownership to a secular corporation—which will also be called “St. Vincent’s”—established for that purpose. Irish health minister welcomed the move, saying: “It directly addresses concerns regarding the question of religious influence in the new National Maternity Hospital and further illustrates the constructive role of the sisters to facilitate this landmark project.” A plan...
  • The energy expansions of evolution

    05/20/2017 10:29:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    Nature ^ | April 28, 2017 | Olivia P. Judson
    AbstractAbstract The history of the life–Earth system can be divided into five ‘energetic’ epochs, each featuring the evolution of life forms that can exploit a new source of energy. These sources are: geochemical energy, sunlight, oxygen, flesh and fire. The first two were present at the start, but oxygen, flesh and fire are all consequences of evolutionary events. Since no category of energy source has disappeared, this has, over time, resulted in an expanding realm of the sources of energy available to living organisms and a concomitant increase in the diversity and complexity of ecosystems. These energy expansions have...
  • Trump’s Expansion of Mexico City Policy Is a Major Victory in Protecting Life

    05/20/2017 8:31:54 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    Dailty Signal ^ | 05/17/2017 | Rep. Chris Smith
    Someday, future generations of Americans will look back on us and wonder how and why such a rich and seemingly enlightened society, so blessed and endowed with the capacity to protect and enhance vulnerable human life, could have instead so aggressively promoted death to children by abortion—both here and overseas. They will note that we prided ourselves on our commitment to human rights, while precluding virtually all protection to the most persecuted minority in the world today—unborn children. And they will demand to know why dismembering a child with sharp knives, pulverizing an infant with powerful suction devices, or chemically...
  • Tuning in on the The Creator’s Twitter Stream

    05/12/2017 8:26:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/17 | Judi McLeod
    Even so, our Creator is still there to remind us—most graphically at dawn and at dusk— that no matter what the news of the day, God is in His heaven. No ‘News’ on the Internet can possibly compete with the largely overlooked ‘Real News’ that begins and ends each and every day. Whether or not we’re up early enough, or too busy to notice, the birdsong of ‘God’s Orchestra’ announces each breaking dawn. Sometimes it begins with the chirp of just one or two little birds, calling out to other feathered friends before the full chorus joins in. It’s almost...
  • Democrat Loses Omaha Race That Was Caught in Abortion Debate

    05/10/2017 11:02:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | May 10, 2017 | By THOMAS BEAUMONT
    Democrat Heath Mello lost his race for Omaha mayor Tuesday in a setback for supporters who argued that the Democratic National Committee and abortion rights groups were wrong to attack the anti-abortion former state senator. Mello, a 37-year-old Catholic from Omaha's working-class south side, had become a flashpoint for the internal Democratic battle over whether a candidate's position on reproductive rights should disqualify him from support by the national party after its crushing losses around the country last year. Republican Jean Stothert, a 63-year-old former nurse and city council member elected in 2013, was elected to a second term. It...
  • Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

    05/06/2017 5:36:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    Seeker ^ | 3/31/17 | Dave Roos
    Even if a new drug proves to prolong human life, it won't receive regulatory approval for that purpose unless the FDA accepts that aging is a treatable medical condition.David Sinclair has been reverse-engineering the aging process for two decades. As the co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, Sinclair and his colleagues have identified several key enzymes and interactions inside cells that cause them to “lose their identity” over time, making our bodies more susceptible to diseases like cancer, heart disease, and dementia. But what if aging itself is the real...
  • Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason

    09/19/2014 7:47:30 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 19, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason by Daniel Clark “Our purpose is to protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church,” At least that’s what Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor wrote in a thinly veiled threat to the Allegheny County Council, to dissuade it from installing a plaque in the county courthouse that says “In God We Trust.” That principle, like everything else the FFRF stands for, is a lie. If Gaylor and friends can point to anything in the U.S. Constitution that prohibits a Pittsburgh courthouse from acknowledging God, this particular resident...
  • Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS

    04/28/2017 11:55:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2017 | by David Crary
    The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. From 2008 until February 2016, she was president of Americans United for Life, which campaigned at the federal and state level for tough restrictions on abortion. Among the many state bills backed by the group under Yoest's leadership were measures that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, require women...
  • We have become stewards of the planet and all life on it... let's not mess it up

    04/19/2017 9:19:49 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/19/17 | John Conlin
    Over the past few hundred years we, the human race, have experienced an unparalleled explosion of knowledge. Although our advances due to swarm intelligence have been growing since the beginning of life on the planet, during the recent past knowledge of the natural world has increased exponentially. The start of this rapid increase in the growth of knowledge can traced to the Scientific Revolution. It was the spark which ignited a complete redefinition of the natural world and how we interacted with it; the ignition of a never-ending search for reality and truth. It was a paradigm shift in the...
  • Trump signs bill targeting funding for abortion providers (defunded PP)

    04/13/2017 2:42:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Trump signs bill targeting funding for abortion providers © Getty President Trump on Thursday signed a bill to nix an Obama-era rule that blocked states from defunding healthcare providers for political reasons. The bill, which Democrats say is really an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, passed the Senate last month after Vice President Pence had to cast a tie-breaking vote. Trump signed the measure behind closed doors in the Oval Office without media present. Republicans used the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to roll back the regulation, which former President Obama signed during his final months in office. Obama's rule required...
  • NASA reveals Saturn's moon Enceladus has ALL of the ingredients for life after discovery [tr]

    04/13/2017 11:30:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2017 | Victoria Allen and Cheyenne Macdonald
    Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that alien life may exist. All the building blocks for life have been found for the first time away from Earth, NASA announced – within our solar system. The hunt for alien life is set to begin on Enceladus, Saturn’s sixth largest moon, after the NASA spacecraft Cassini’s deepest ever dive into its cracks found hydrogen gas. This hydrogen is now said to be ‘a potential source of chemical energy that could support microbes on the seafloor of Enceladus,’ the researchers revealed during a NASA press conference today.