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  • Study Finds That Men Like Nice Women, But Not the Other Way Around

    07/29/2014 10:08:24 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 83 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 25JUL2014 | Paula Mejia
    Scientifically, nice (heterosexual) guys might actually finish last. A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin recently found that while men were attracted to nice-seeming women upon meeting them, women did not feel the same way about men. Researchers from the University of Rochester, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel investigated a possible mechanism explaining why women and men differ in their sexual reactions with receptive opposite-sex strangers.
  • Jesus didn’t care about being nice or tolerant

    07/16/2014 8:37:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Adam Walsh
    There is no shortage of heresies these days. If you want to adopt some blasphemous, perverted, fun house mirror reflection of Christianity, you will find a veritable buffet of options. You can sift through all the variants and build your own little pet version of the Faith. It’s Ice Cream Social Christianity: make your own sundae! (Or Sunday, as it were.) And, of all the heretical choices, probably the most common — and possibly the most damaging — is what I’ve come to call the Nice Doctrine. The propagators of the Nice Doctrine can be seen and heard from anytime...
  • Now schools are told to give free morning-after pills and condoms to teenage girls…(UK)

    03/26/2014 12:39:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:03 EST, 25 March 2014 | Lucy Crossley
    Schools have been told they should provide free morning-after pills and condoms to teenage girls, including those under the age of consent, to cut unwanted pregnancies. New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said that under-25s should be able to access emergency contraception more readily, including pills and the IUD (intrauterine device, or coil). Free condoms—including female condoms—should also be “readily accessible” for young men and women at places such as “schools, colleges and youth clubs”. The new guidance is aimed at cutting the high numbers of unwanted teenage pregnancies across England. …
  • Holiness is more than being “Nice.”

    10/16/2013 3:10:43 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10/15/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    We live in a time that has tended to reduce holiness to merely being nice and agreeable. In this manner of thinking holiness tends to be variously thought of as: getting along well with everyone, being kind, agreeable, helpful, likable, generous, pleasant, mild mannered, amiable, good humored, middle of the road, even tempered, placid, benevolent, friendly, forbearing, tolerant, thoughtful, and the like. It can all be summed up by saying that “so-and-so” is “basically a nice person.” And thus the goal seems more to be nice than holy.If you think this isn’t so, listen to how people talk at funerals....
  • CDC Data Refutes New Anti-Gun Study’s Claims

    11/04/2013 8:58:49 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 11/4/2013 | Unknown
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Firearm-related deaths among children have decreased since the mid-1990s, but new research heralded by gun control supporters claims the opposite. A research abstract entitled United States Childhood Gun-Violence – Disturbing Trends, presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibitions by physicians Arin L. Madenci and Christopher B. Weldon, claims that from 1997 to 2009, in-hospital deaths of children resulting from gunshot wounds increased nearly 60 percent, and hospitalizations of children for gunshot wounds increased 80 percent. Predictably, gun control advocates and their allies in the media have taken the researchers’ claims as the gospel....
  • ‘Founding Fathers’ Then, ‘Freedom Fathers’ Now

    11/01/2013 9:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/1/2013 | Janine Turner
    It’s about time. Tea time. Who makes our founding fathers smile in heaven? The Tea Party representatives who are standing up, standing tall, and demanding common-sense actions. John Adams would be proud of the Tea Party’s elected officials. John Adams was the thorn in the side of the Second Continental Congress. Everybody hated him. He was “obnoxious and disliked.” He didn’t care. He was a visionary. He was brave. He acted on his educated intuition and inherent truths. His poll numbers wouldn’t have been good either. He only had approximately 33% of the support of the colonies and marginally less...
  • 'If you like your vowels...' Pat Sajak pokes fun at Obamacare

    11/01/2013 7:08:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    WLS ^ | 10/31/2013 | Matt Lo Cascio
    Move over, political pundits. Even game show hosts are stepping out to poke fun at Obamacare. Chicago's Pat Sajak, famed host of "Wheel of Fortune," finds the confusion regarding the Obamacare law both maddening and hilarious. After Kathleen Sebelius testified before Congress yesterday, Sajak took to his Twitter account to have some fun, cleverly relating it all to a new method of buying vowels on his show.
  • Allen West: The Next Generation

    10/14/2013 8:24:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/13/2013 | Allen West
    In February, we launched the Next Generation TV project as part of PJ Media and PJTV in order to highlight the pressing issues facing future generations of Americans. We sought to make the connection between the generations of parents and grandparents and their children and grandchildren, an endeavor to educate and illuminate the spectrum of generations. As Plato stated: “Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors.” It is now time to take the Next Generation TV project to its next phase: truly engaging the millennial generation. It is rather challenging for a salt-and-pepper-haired man...
  • Gun Fans Will Love These Pictures of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley

    07/22/2013 7:31:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/22/2013 | Liz Klimas
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley after posting on Facebook about a “great meeting” on education reform efforts, published now viral photos of herself testing out a variety of firearms at a gun manufacturer in the state.
  • Leave the Church of Nice

    07/10/2013 3:17:33 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 57 replies
    ChurchMilitantTV ^ | 7-9-13 | Michael Voris
    Leave the Church of Nice vort-2013-07-09 Hello everyone and welcome to The Vortex where lies and falsehoods are trapped and exposed. I’m Michael Voris. Here is an appeal to any Catholic in the Church of Nice, or anyone who has a friend or relative in the Church Nice, please leave it now. What is the Church of Nice? It's a worship community that sort of looks Catholic and OFFICIALLY is Catholic – but at the end of the day, authentic Catholicism has been sucked out of it in almost every possible way. There are all kinds of signs you can...
  • ‘That’s a relief’: Obama says he’ll leave office ‘at some point’ in the next three and a half years

    06/07/2013 12:21:53 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/7 | twitchy
    ‘That’s a relief’: Obama says he’ll leave office ‘at some point’ in the next three and a half years
  • UK Socialized Medicine: British women 'dying quicker of breast cancer than elsewhere'

    02/28/2013 11:36:28 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/1/2013 | Stephen Adams
    Women in Britain are dying quicker of breast cancer than in comparable countries, even though they are being diagnosed at the same time, suggesting care on the NHS is not as good as it is elsewhere. Academics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found the proportion of women in the UK surviving at least three years after being diagnosed was 87 to 89 percent, which was similar to Denmark. In Australia, Canada, Norway and Sweden three-year survival was 91 to 94 per cent for the period examined, between 2000 and 2007. Britain’s breast cancer survival rates have...
  • Privatization Shellacs Obamacare Model

    02/25/2013 8:20:25 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 25, 2013 | David Catron
    An excruciating irony of Obamacare is that its architects modeled many of its features after the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The NHS is a classic system of socialized medicine, and a monumental failure by any objective standard. Yet many of its features were enthusiastically built into the “Affordable Care Act.” The most obvious example is Obamacare’s rationing committee, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which was consciously made in the image of Great Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). And lest you think I exaggerate the failures of the NHS, you can verify my characterization by...
  • AFA publishes annual "naughty/nice" list--companies hostile to Christmas

    11/19/2012 11:08:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 120 replies
    Dear Friend, As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA has prepared its annual "Naughty or Nice" retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Over the past seven years, your AFA has stood firm in the "War on Christmas." Companies who used to refuse to acknowledge Christmas now have Christmas "shops" inside their stores. Many of them now liberally use "Christmas" in their advertising and in-store signage. Sadly, there are still some companies which refuse to...
  • Nice Losers

    11/13/2012 6:33:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Nice Losers By Thomas Sowell November 13, 2012 12:00 A.M. Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment: nice, moderate losers — people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have. The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many reruns of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates...
  • Smilingly Leading You to Hell

    11/09/2012 2:02:37 PM PST · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Challies.com ^ | 11/05/12 | Tim Challies
    One of these is unlike the others: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, niceness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. According to Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia, all but one of these is what he refers to as the fruit of the Spirit, which is to say, visible evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian. If you are a Christian, your life will necessarily be marked by this kind of character. But which one is foreign to the list? Niceness. Humans seem to be naturally drawn to niceness. Niceness is comfortable. To be nice...
  • #SaySomethingNiceAboutObama

    11/03/2012 11:15:23 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 75 replies
    Twitter | November 3, 2012 | Various Twitter
    If you Twitter, go there and type in #SaySomethingNiceAboutObama. Top trending item today.
  • Another British Healthcare Horror Story: UK Death Panels

    10/16/2012 7:10:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/16/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    Paul Krugman assured us back in 2009 that, “In Britain, the government itself runs the hospitals and employs the doctors. We’ve all heard scare stories about how that works in practice; these stories are false.”If that’s the case, then the British press is filled with liars who deliberately make up horror stories about their nation’s healthcare system, as you can see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.We now have another nightmare to add to this list. Here are some of the horrific details from the UK-based Daily Mail.An elderly woman died alone after doctors failed to tell relatives they were ending...
  • DNC Ad: Romney Wasn't Nice Enough To Our Guy!

    10/04/2012 9:51:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/4/12 | staff
    Faced with a humiliating and complete defeat for their candidate in last night's debate, the only recourse from the Democratic National Committee was to release an ad claiming Mitt Romney wasn't gentle enough on the President.
  • South Korea's Conservatives Headed for Election Win

    04/11/2012 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 9:07 PM ET
    South Korea's ruling conservatives were headed for a surprise victory in a parliamentary election on Wednesday, boosting leader Park Geun-hye's stature as a top presidential contender despite a liberal surge.
  • Knights of Pride’ wanted to turn France into Islamic Caliphate

    03/23/2012 3:41:29 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 24 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 22 March 2012 | Daniel Siryoti and Eli Leon
    Mohammed Merah belonged to extreme Salafi group that works to topple French democracy • Group’s website shut down with homepage reading: “Due to great pressures brought upon us, we have dismantled the Forsane al-Izza movement.” Mohammed Merah, the confessed murderer of three children and a rabbi at a Toulouse Jewish school this week, was not a lone wolf, and on Wednesday the testimonies poured in about his involvement with a Salafi (extreme strand of Sunni Islam) group named Forsane al-Izza (FA). The “Knights of Pride”- as the group’s name means in English - was founded in France about a year...
  • VANITY - Awesome website where you can send a video to your naughty or nice kids from Santa!

    12/21/2011 8:12:42 AM PST · by Gennie · 7 replies
    I just wanted to share this link with everyone, someone gave it to me and I think it's the neatest thing! It's a site that generates a video for your child, can include their name, upload pictures, etc. and is COMPLETELY FREE! As far as I know, there's no spam either, as I did not check the box to have more information on other stuff sent to me but you can choose either "nice" or "naughty" where the child will still have time to work towards nice but receives a reminder from Santa. The only thing a bit odd is...
  • Good News: Jesus Is Not Nice

    09/29/2011 5:46:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 09/29/2011 | Mark Galli
    If one makes a statement by the type of entrance one makes, then God made quite a statement with Jesus. Jesus was born, says the Bible, with a virginal conception—decidedly not in accord with the normal order of things. Then there was a host of angels who announced the birth to some startled shepherds with what will turn out to be ironic words: "Peace on earth!" For the first memorable political act after the birth of Immanuel—"God with us"—is the mass murder of infants preceded by the exile of the holy family. The first sign of God's coming leads to...
  • Ban on praying on street draws ire of Muslims in France

    09/16/2011 12:58:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 1+ views
    TodaysZaman ^ | September 15, 2011
    Muslims pray in the street during Friday prayers near the al-Quds mosque in Marseille Muslim groups have criticized a French Interior Ministry ban on praying in the streets of Paris as authorities hastily started the implementation of the ban before this week's Friday prayer.Interior Minister Claude Gueant earlier said his ministry has provided another place of worship for Muslims and that Muslim associations were on board. However, the Muslim community was not informed that the ban would be put into effect immediately. Speaking to French daily Le Figaro on Wednesday, Gueant warned that if people do not obey the new...
  • Nice Save, Marco

    08/24/2011 9:10:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/24/11 | Breitbart
    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan gave watchers a scare as she arrived at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California on Tuesday night, losing her balance and falling as she entered a room to hear first-term US Senator Marco Rubio (R.-Fla) speak.
  • UK: NHS [socialized medicine] delays operations 'as it waits for patients to die or go private'

    07/28/2011 3:42:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/28/2011 | Martin Beckford
    Health service trusts are “imposing pain and inconvenience” by making patients wait longer than necessary, in some cases as long as four months, the study found. Executives believe the delays mean some people will remove themselves from lists “either by dying or by paying for their own treatment” claims the report, by an independent watchdog that advises the NHS. The Co-operation and Competition Panel says the tactic is one of a number used by managers that “excessively constrain” patients’ rights to choose where to be operated upon, and damage hospitals’ ability to compete for planned surgery. It claims unfair...
  • The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is NICE

    05/10/2011 2:19:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2011 | Joe Herring
    In March of 2010, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi famously said, "We have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it." Subsequent study of this leviathan legislation has brought some truly startling revelations to light; however, the establishment of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will likely prove the most dangerous to our liberty. IPAB is a fifteen-member board, appointed by the president and charged with developing recommendations regarding procedures, medications, and spending priorities for Medicare and Medicaid. Ostensibly, the board members are to discover ways to implement the best practices,...
  • Nice… David Plouffe Bashes FOX News Viewers on FOX News Sunday (Video)

    04/10/2011 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/10/11 | Jim Hoft
    Nice. White House Senior Advisor David Plouffe bashed fiscal conservative Americans on FOX News Sunday this morning. Obama’s genius advisor told Chris Wallace, “Even your viewers,” should want compromise in Washington. What a clod.
  • Cancer sufferers refused life-extending drugs despite Government pledge (UK)

    02/27/2011 2:00:16 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/26/2011 | Laura Donnelly
    Their requests have been rejected by regional health authorities who were accused of operating covert “blacklists” to restrict dozens of treatments to save money. An investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has uncovered more than 80 cases in which desperately sick NHS patients have been refused the cancer drugs their doctor sought, in the four months since a Ł200 million fund was introduced to stop health authorities rationing treatments. The fund was a key move by the Coalition so that those suffering from cancer would never again be refused drugs on grounds of cost.
  • Elderly facing eviction from NHS beds: After damning report on hospital care, legal moves to force..

    02/15/2011 7:34:21 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | Sophie Borland
    Trespassing laws are to be used to evict elderly patients who ‘block’ hospital beds. Pensioners reluctant to go home – often because they are too frail or confused to cope on their own – will be given 48 hours to leave. If they refuse, NHS trusts will seek a court order for possession of their bed. The ‘bed-blockers’ could even be forced to pay the legal fees incurred. The extraordinary plans, which emerged on the day an official report accused the Health Service of betraying the elderly, were condemned as inhumane. Katherine Murphy of the Patients Association said: ‘This is...
  • 25 Pictures Of Cats And Dogs Photobombing Each Other

    01/19/2011 3:04:06 PM PST · by LucyT · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Buzzfeed ^ | About 2 months ago | Matt Stopera
    Cats vs. Dogs. Who does it better? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  • In Canada You May Die Waiting For Care, But Enjoy This Web Site

    11/18/2010 12:56:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/18/10 | David Hogberg
    The Commonwealth Fund has another one of its surveys showing how health care in the U.S. is so much worse when compared with so many other nations. A debate on what health care system is best is well worth having. But it’s hard to take such a debate seriously when the senior vice president for the Commonwealth Fund, Cathy Schoen, makes remarks like this: The U.S. is the only country in the study where having health insurance doesn’t guarantee you access to health care or financial protection when you’re sick. This is avoidable — other countries have designed their insurance...
  • Krugman Endorses Death Panels

    11/16/2010 6:12:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 16, 2010 | Staff
    Health Reform: The left's favorite economist, who condemned others for saying ObamaCare would require death panels, now admits they are real and necessary. The way to control costs, he says, is death and taxes. Paul Krugman has long extolled the virtues of Britain's National Health Service and its National Institute for Clinical Excellence with the Orwellian acronym of NICE. Krugman has been anything but nice to NHS critics and those who've said that what have been called its "death panels" would be brought to America via ObamaCare. In a roundtable discussion on ABC's "This Week," the New York Times columnist...
  • Clint Eastwood on Obama: Nice Fella but "Not a Fan"

    10/21/2010 9:37:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/21/10 | staff
    Clint Eastwood, legendary actor and director, told Katie Couric that while President Obama is a "nice fella," he's "not a fan of what he's doing at the moment." During an interview about his latest film "Hereafter," Eastwood told Couric that the president is not "governing" and he's laying out lines in the hopes that people will believe him "so he can stay in his position." Eastwood, who was once the Mayor of Carmel, Calif., expressed his view on the political election process.
  • Death Panels Begin As Reform Takes Shape

    08/18/2010 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 18, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Medicine: After the recess appointment of a Medicare and Medicaid head, an FDA panel drops its endorsement of a widely used cancer drug. Another FDA-approved cancer therapy may not be paid for. It begins. It didn't take long for the health care philosophy of Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's choice to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and an appointee we have labeled a "one-man death panel," to have an effect. Berwick is an admirer of Britain's National Health Service and its National Institute for Clinical Excellence, with the Orwellian-acronym NICE. "NICE," Berwick has said, "is extremely effective...
  • Britain Plans to Decentralize National Health Care

    07/24/2010 11:52:47 AM PDT · by coaltrain · 34 replies
    NY TImes ^ | 07/24/10 | Sarah Lyall
    But in one of its most surprising moves so far, it has done the opposite, proposing what would be the most radical reorganization of the National Health Service, as the system is called, since its inception in 1948. The plan would also shrink the bureaucratic apparatus, in keeping with the government’s goal to effect $30 billion in “efficiency savings” in the health budget by 2014 and to reduce administrative costs by 45 percent. Tens of thousands of jobs would be lost because layers of bureaucracy would be abolished. In a document, or white paper, outlining the plan, the government admitted...
  • Copying the NHS is the last thing the US Should Do

    07/10/2010 4:58:37 PM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | July 10, 2010 | Janet Daley
    This week, the Coalition will offer an example of how coping with an economic crisis may serve a reforming purpose. Having to cut back the power and the expenditure of the state will provide a rationale for dismantling the monolithic, bureaucratic monster that the NHS has become. In his health White Paper, Andrew Lansley will apparently propose sweeping away the command-and-control structure in which clinical decisions are taken and hospital procedures commissioned by Primary Care Trust administrators, rather than by general practitioners who actually come face-to-face with people in need of medical help.... The US government, meanwhile, is galloping doggedly...
  • The President's One-Man Death Panel

    07/08/2010 4:56:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 8, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Health Care: The president recess-appoints a fan of rationing and Britain's National Health Service to direct one-third of American health care. Why does the administration want his views hidden from scrutiny? 'The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open." That's what Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, told a National Institutes of Health publication a year ago, when he was just president and CEO of the Institute for Health Care Improvement. Such views were to be...
  • Where 'nice' Obama has got us -- Mark Steyn

    07/03/2010 11:49:20 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 18 replies · 1+ views
    McCleans, Candad ^ | Mark Steyn
    Why would Ahmadinejad take him seriously when even Karzai flips him the finger? "When people see a strong horse and a weak horse," said Osama bin Laden many years ago, "by nature they will like the strong horse." The world does not see President Obama as the strong horse. The new President wished to reposition his nation by forswearing American power: he thought that made him the nice horse; everyone else looked on it as a self-gelding operation -- or, as last week's U.S. News & World Report headlined it, "World sees Obama as incompetent and amateur." If the Taliban...
  • Where ‘nice’ Obama has got us [THE WEAK HORSE]

    07/01/2010 11:01:53 PM PDT · by JLS · 19 replies · 2+ views
    MaCleans.ca ^ | 1 July 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Why would Ahmadinejad take him seriously when even Karzai flips him the finger? In 1939, Capt. Peter Sanders, serving with the Tochi scouts on the Afghan-Indian border, was blown up by a Waziri booby trap and lost his right arm. Shortly afterwards, he accepted an invitation to lunch from the tribesman who’d planted the bomb. Awfully decent of the chap, and not a bad spread, all things considered. Not everyone cares for the old stiff upper lip: “I spit on your British phlegm!” as the Khazi of Kalabar remarked in what remains the seminal work on Afghanistan, Carry on up...
  • Redistributing Health?

    05/14/2010 5:43:54 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 20 replies · 732+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2010 | IBD Editorial
    Medicine: The administration's nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid is a fan of Britain's National Health Service and rationing services. He believes in less discretion for your doctor, more power for your government. 'The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open" is what Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, said in an interview published in Biotechnology Healthcare in June 2009. The question is whether the Senate will confirm Berwick with open eyes. Berwick says: "NICE is...
  • ObamaCare: A NICE Kettle Of Fish

    05/06/2010 5:40:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 342+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | DAVID GRATZER
    With the presidential ink not quite dry on the health overhaul legislation, Republicans and their conservative allies promise to repeal it. That could prove a long battle, one that could stretch out for years. But opponents of the administration's plan should take heart. One of its main proposals is on the cusp of being repealed. Not here in America, but across the Atlantic in the United Kingdom. With health costs spiraling, one of the core ideas of the White House's health takeover is the creation of an independent body of experts to steer clinical decisions. IPAB, the Independent Payments Advisory...
  • Rationing with Open Eyes: The Consequences of Donald Berwick's Agenda

    04/25/2010 2:43:14 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 21 replies · 584+ views
    NCPA ^ | 4/20/10 | staff
    Donald Berwick, President Obama’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has a history of support for government rationing of health care resources on cost grounds. He has spoken favorably about Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which denies patients access to life-saving treatments the National Health Service (NHS) deems too expensive. The American people should have their eyes open to the ramifications of NICE-style rationing in the United States as part of Democrats’ brave new health care world:
  • The election of no... NJ taxpayers wake up!

    04/21/2010 5:31:16 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 42 replies · 1,165+ views
    Philly Burbs ^ | 4/21/2010 | Phillyburbs
    Thirty-four of 39 school budgets in the county were defeated. School districts spending plans were massacred at the polls during the annual school elections Tuesday as voters used the ballot box to vent their frustrations about higher taxes. According to unofficial results at press time, only five of 39 school district budgets were passed, a 12 percent approval rate, the lowest this decade and possibly longer. The only other time this decade that fewer than half the budgets failed was in 2006 when only 17 of 39 budgets won approval. School officials said the results were not surprising given the...
  • Does Single Payer Kill? Why Yes, Yes it Does

    03/16/2010 4:54:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 5 replies · 245+ views
    Still wondering why we are resisting socialized medicine? We are resisting it because it does have a tendency to kill people. Over the last few weeks, we have chronicled the NHS in the UK, and its record on killing British citizens. Here is the latest installment, courtesy of the Daily Mail. "Up to 20,000 people have died needlessly early after being denied cancer drugs on the NHS, it was revealed yesterday. The rationing body NICE has failed to keep a promise to make more life-extending drugs available. Treatments used widely in the U.S. and Europe have been rejected on grounds...
  • Buzz and bullets: Gun fans cheer Starbucks' policy

    03/01/2010 6:16:36 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 17 replies · 478+ views
    baynews ^ | 2/28/2010 | baynews
    Buzz and bullets: Gun fans cheer Starbucks' policy Sunday, February 28, 2010 E-mail this story | Print Bookmark and Share By GREG BLUESTEIN (AP) -- Dale Welch recently walked into a Starbucks in Virginia, handgun strapped to his waist, and ordered a banana Frappuccino with a cinnamon bun. He says the firearm drew a double-take from at least one customer, Welch's foray into the coffeehouse was part of an effort by some gun owners to exercise and advertise their rights in states that allow people to openly carry firearms. Even in some "open carry" states, businesses are allowed to ban...
  • Marriage proposal live at the Weather Channel

    12/29/2009 5:41:49 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 15 replies · 1,405+ views
    weatherchannel.com ^ | 12/29/09 | unknown
    video at the link.
  • Taylor Swift Gives Big as She Turns 20 ($250,000 to schools--a lib?)

    12/16/2009 10:34:15 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 27 replies · 1,455+ views
    The biggest gift came from Swift herself. The singer has donated $250,000 to schools around the country that she's either attended or worked with. The money will pay teachers' salaries as well as buy books and fund various educational programs. "Something I wanted to do at the end of this amazing year and especially on my birthday was give back to something I really believe in, which is education," says Swift. "The schools that I went to and the amazing people I got to learn from really turned me into who I am, and I wanted to give back."
  • (UK) Osteoporosis treatments denied unless condition worsens

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