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  • Huntsville parents of 6 die within 48 hours of each other

    04/29/2016 8:47:09 PM PDT · by boycott · 9 replies
    AL.com ^ | 4-29-16 | Jonathan Grass
    A north Alabama family is trying to pick up the pieces after six children lost their parents to separate circumstances in the same weekend. Jennifer and Toby Norsworthy were known as a loving and generous couple who put their family above all else. That family is quite extensive, with many of them traveling to Huntsville to be with them during this time. "Toby and Jennifer were all about family," said his mother, Tami Norsworthy. Jennifer Norsworthy, 40, had a history of blood clots. The family said one formed in her sleep last Friday. She was rushed to Madison Hospital where...
  • School's new policy bans parents from walking children to school

    04/12/2016 3:23:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 66 replies
    Fox 26 ^ | 05 April 2016 | Andrea Watkins
    MAGNOLIA - Pick your child up from school and you could be charged with trespassing. That's the threat against parents at Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia ISD. This is the school's tactic to keep parents who live close to the school from walking on school grounds. Bear Branch is losing students over this pick up policy, that's been in place since the beginning of this school year. The principal has decided that no matter how close the student lives to the school, the student must either take the bus, or the parent must wait in a long car pickup...
  • Parents could be arrested for walking their kids to school

    04/07/2016 3:12:22 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | Apr 6, 2016 | Claire Gillespie
    Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia, Texas, is losing students ó and it has nothing to do with the standard of teaching. The school principal, Holly Ray, has decided that parents who walk on school grounds are trespassing, meaning anyone who walks their kids to and from school could, effectively, be arrested. Wow. Way to make parents feel welcome, right?
  • Surprise, Parents! Co-Ed Restroom in North Shore High School

    02/09/2016 11:33:07 AM PST · by Maudeen · 30 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 2/9/2016 | Laurie Higgins
    A couple of months ago, Deerfield High School (DHS) in Deerfield, Illinois quietly changed a multi-stall girls restroom to a co-ed restroom. Worse still the administration has not notified either parents or students. Rumors are circulating that the administration chose secrecy over transparency in order to avoid controversy.
  • Dad Arrested for Taking Daughter‚Äôs Phone as Punishment

    01/27/2016 12:09:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 72 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/27/2016 | Melissa Walker
    When Ronald Jackson found a text he thought was rude and inappropriate on his then-12-year-old daughter's phone in September 2013, he took the cell away. But the child's mother, Michelle Steppe, balked at his action -- and she called the police. Steppe and Jackson have not been a couple for years, and Steppe is now married to a Grand Prairie, Texas, police officer. When the police showed up at Jackson's door later that day and asked for the iPhone 4 back, Jackson refused. "At that point I decided the police don't interfere with my ability to parent my daughter," he...
  • My year of terror and abuse teaching at a NYC high school (Liberal Mugged by Reality)

    01/18/2016 11:41:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2016 | Maureen Callahan
    In 2008, Ed Boland, a well-off New Yorker who had spent 20 years as an executive at a nonprofit, had a midlife epiphany: He should leave his white-glove world, the galas at the Waldorf and drinks at the Yale Club, and go work with the city‚Äôs neediest children. ‚ÄúThe Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School‚ÄĚ (Grand Central Publishing) is Boland‚Äôs memoir of his brief, harrowing tenure as a public school teacher, and it‚Äôs riveting. There‚Äôs nothing dry or academic here. It‚Äôs tragedy and farce, an economic and societal indictment...
  • MS Initiative 42 LOST

    11/04/2015 9:35:01 AM PST · by securityMama · 12 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. ‚Äď Mississippi voters rejected any change to the state constitution to bolster public school funding, defeating Initiative 42 on Tuesday.
  • Gov't approves law cancelling parents' rights

    11/01/2015 3:56:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/11/15 | Gil Ronen
    The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved Sunday for legislation a bill submitted by MK Yoav Kisch (Likud) called "Parents and their Children." The law would make Israel the first country in the world to take away parents' rights as legal guardians of their own children. It would hand over vast power to social workers, who will be able to initiate proceedings against parents who, in their opinion, fail to respect a list of ten "children's rights" enumerated in the bill. These rights include the right "to physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development and to develop their talents and personal...
  • Parent‚Äôs sign asks ‚Äėresponsible‚Äô neighbors to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins

    10/31/2015 7:01:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 31, 2015 | soopermexican
    Oh boy. Thanks to those among us that have a peanut allergy, everyone else has to have a crappy Halloween. That‚Äôs what it means to be a sensitive, ‚Äúresponsible‚ÄĚ American these days. Here‚Äôs the sign asking parents to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins and other boring treats:
  • Cancer-stricken children, parents, ejected from park near White House

    09/20/2015 8:16:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/20/15 | WaPo
    The U.S. Secret Service ordered hundreds of parents and their cancer-stricken children out of Lafayette Square on Saturday night, barricading the park for at least two hours and disrupting the groupís plans for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and research funding for childhood cancer, participants said. Some of the parents and children expressed hurt and disappointment that Secret Service and National Park Police, citing security precautions, virtually shut down part of a two-day event called CureFest for Childhood Cancer. ďWe ended up waiting at the gates for two hours, and they never let us in,Ē said Natasha Gould, an...
  • Agenda for a Freer and More Prosperous America

    08/25/2015 12:40:05 AM PDT · by conservativeread · 14 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 08-24-2015 | christopher paiva
    There is little that happens in society in general and the market economy in particular that most on the political ďleftĒ do not think needs more government intervention, regulation, and redistribution to make ďbetter.Ē One recent example of this is a lengthy ďreportĒ primarily prepared by Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph E. Stiglitz, for the Roosevelt Institute. Released in June 2015, Stiglitz and his co-authors present an agenda for, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity. The ďProgressiveísĒ Agenda for Bigger Government Running for 100 pages, it is based on the premise that markets...
  • Parents can make all the difference

    08/15/2015 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Dartman · 5 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Aug. 14/15 | Michele Mandel
    TORONTO - What a difference two families make. How could you not be struck by the glaring disparity between the parents of Lecent Ross and those of Duvel Hibbert, each mourning the loss of a child killed by gun violence? Lecent, just 14, was killed in her Jamestown Cres. home last month by an illegal handgun and now two boys ó one 18, the other just 13 ó are under arrest. Hibbert, gunned down inside Muzik nightclub on Aug. 4, was a 23-year-old with a long criminal record who was supposed to be on house arrest under his fatherís supervision....
  • OR Res 'Stunned' to Find Out State Allows 15-Y/O to Get Sex-Change Op Without Parental Notification

    07/12/2015 3:20:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 10, 2015 | STOYAN ZAIMOV
    A report has claimed that residents in Oregon are only now finding out that the state allows teenagers as young as 15-years-old to get state-subsidized sex-change operations without parental notification."It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children," Lori Porter of Parents' Rights in Education told Fox News†on Thursday. "They're our children. And for a decision, a life-altering decision like that to be done unbeknownst to a parent or guardian, it's mindboggling."The report says that the policy, the first of its kind in the nation, was enacted in January, and that residents are "stunned" that the...
  • Parents Charged with 'Neglect' After 11-Year-Old Plays in Yard for 90 Minutes

    06/15/2015 8:22:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/14/2015
    Two Florida parents were hit with felony neglect charges after their 11-year-old son was reportedly playing alone in the backyard for an hour and a half. According to his mother, the boy arrived home before his parents and was locked out of the house, so he shot some hoops in the yard until they arrived. A neighbor saw the child outside alone and called the local police. When his mother and father arrived home, they were met by a police officer, who arrested them for child negligence. Robert Bianchi and Steve Raiser joined Clayton Morris on "Fox and Friends Weekend"...
  • The Incredible Lightness of Freedom

    06/14/2015 12:28:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Free, at last! Free, at last! Thank the Maryland Social Services Administration, weíre free at last! Free to have our children walk down a Maryland street in broad daylight, anyway, without them stopped and detained for five-and-a-half hours by police and social workers. Without parents and children being threatened with separation. Ahhh . . . it feels good. Free, perchance, for the kids to skip or to jitterbug or do cartwheels down the sidewalk ó as long as a youngster doesnít accidentally bump into someone. Respect the rights of others. Play safe now. All these very old freedoms are new...
  • Fathers and Daughters Ė Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today?

    03/26/2015 8:25:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fathers and Daughters ‚Äď Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today? By: Msgr. Charles PopeWe often speak today of the terrible toll that fatherless homes have on young boys. And this is true. Without a reasonably good (even though not sinless) model of manhood and responsibility, many boys lose their way. Fathers also play a large role in disciplining boys, especially as they grow older and become¬† stronger than their mothers.But missing fathers also bring forth terrible effects on many girls. Women, even young girls, certainly do seek and desire the love and appreciation of men and have...
  • Down with the Struggle or Up with the Cross? A Word to Priests, Catechists, and Parents

    02/27/2015 7:49:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Down with the Struggle or Up with the Cross? A Word to Priests, Catechists, and Parents By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome forty years ago, the Venerable Bishop Fulton J. Sheen admonished the priests of his day with these words:We become real priests when we empty ourselves, and no longer seek our [own] identity, and where we are lifted up to the cross, not going "down to people" Too many of us today feel we have to be loved $B!D (J [thinking] the young will not love us unless we talk like them, eat like them, drink like them, clothe ourselves...
  • 17 People Who Shouldn't Have Kids

    04/16/2015 3:07:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Diply ^ | April 11, 2015
    Parenting can be tough. Really tough, actually. Kids are constant time and money sucks, but hey, you try your best. Unless, of course, you're one of these parents. Maybe these are the result of negligence. Maybe they're lifehacks that went too far. Maybe they're the result of sleep deprivation and caffeine deficiency. I don't know. Regardless, here's to every parent who's ever said "ah, screw it!"
  • Md. parents who let kids walk alone being investigated again

    04/13/2015 11:03:44 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    MSN News ^ | 04/13/2015 | MEG WAGNER
    The Maryland parents who let their ďfree-rangeĒ kids walk home alone and were found responsible of unsubstantiated child neglect are under fire again for leaving the children unsupervised in a park. Child Protective Services is investigating Danielle and Alexander Meitiv after their children were found alone in a Silver Springs park Sunday, NBC Washington reported.
  • Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be ĎLGBTQ+í

    04/09/2015 6:57:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 318 replies
    CNS ^ | April 8, 2015
    President Barack Obama, through a statement posted Wednesday night on the White House website by adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed legislation that would ban parents from having their children counseled not to be what Jarrett called "LGBTQ+". ďAs part of our dedication to protecting Americaís youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors,Ē Jarrett said in the White House statement. ďConversion therapy generally refers to any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individualís sexual orientation or gender identity,Ē said the statement. ďOften, this practice is used on minors, who lack the...
  • USDA Tells Parents to Teach Healthy Eating Habits: Donít Praise That Clean Plate

    04/03/2015 9:01:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Apparently, parents should visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website to find out how to teach their children good eating habits.The agency in charge of the countryís agricultural sector is now in the nanny business, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obamaís ďLetís MoveĒ initiative to fight childhood obesity, which links to choosemyplate.gov on its website.In the kidsí section of My Plate, advice is dished out on how parents can help pre-schoolers ďdevelop healthy eating habits,Ē including a warning about praising an empty plate.ďAvoid praising a clean plate,Ē the website states. ďYour child should stop eating when he or she...
  • How Parents are Stealing the Gift of the Mass from their Children

    03/27/2015 2:55:12 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 3/27/15 | Father Anthony Gerber
    A parish priest on the troubling news he's learned from kids in the confessional The Need for Questions in Lent Lent is a penitential season, a time of purification and of clarification: of being purified of our sins and of clarifying the roots of what has been keeping us from God in the first place. Purification and clarification can come about through the typical Lenten observances: prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. Fasting, for example, not only acts as an immediate purification of something (ie, a thing is taken away), but it can also clarify in that, as we are feeling the...
  • One Tomball Woman's Suggestion On How To Handle An Unruly Child. (Rant of the day - Profanity)

    03/24/2015 9:52:16 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 10 replies
    KPRCRadio.com (950 AM Houston) ^ | March 24, 2015 | kathleen Smith
    RANT OF THE DAY ! The link consist of two Facebook videos: Kathleen Smith's experience with unruly toddler(2 or 3) in a Tomball, Texas HEB supermarket. She took some heat on Facebook. Then issued her unapology.
  • Dem Suggests Kids Should Be Drug-Tested Before They Can Inherit From Their Parents

    03/19/2015 5:51:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    People receiving food stamps have to pass drug tests or meet work requirements to receive taxpayer dollars, Sanchez reasoned, so itís only fair that those ďluckyĒ enough to inherit wealth should have to do something to earn it or, in this case, pay a tax.
  • California Couple Gets Quite a Surprise When They Meet Their New Baby

    03/17/2015 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | March 17, 2015 | Liz Neporent
    A California couple told they were having a girl got the shock of their life when surprise ... it was a boy! ďI had been up for 24 hours and I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me,Ē Kyle Williams, the proud, but confused father, told ABC News. Danielle Williams had a sonogram back in October 2014, 20 weeks into her pregnancy, her husband told ABC News. The technician informed them they would be adding a second daughter to their family and they were thrilled.
  • Birth Records Sealed for 50 Years To Be Released Friday

    03/16/2015 8:00:25 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 38 replies
    wkef abc 22 ^ | 3-16-2015
    DAYTON -- Imagine never knowing who your biological parents are, or where you came from. That is the reality for 400K people born in Ohio from the mid 1960's until 1996. Their birth records have been sealed, until this Friday. The law originally passed in 1963 was designed to give birth parents some protection, and it was heavily supported by the adoptive parents. But fast forward 50 years, and attitudes have changed. "I've always known that I was adopted... and I've always known that I wanted to find my birth parents," said Beth Miller who described her childhood as ordinary...
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy (in support of traditional family)

    02/27/2015 2:51:13 PM PST · by NYer · 50 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | KATY FAUST
    Dear Justice Kennedy,June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage.I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said ďthe voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.Ē Iíd like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights.Itís very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of us children...
  • Blaming Anti-vax Parents for Mickey Mouse Measles

    02/02/2015 12:00:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rebecca Terrell
    California's measles outbreak has climbed to 91 confirmed cases, prompting a vicious attack from USA Today contributor Alex Berezow against "anti-vaxxers." He blames them for the epidemic that CDC officials say was introduced at the Disneyland theme park by a person infected with measles overseas. Berezow's knee-jerk reaction is to declare, "Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail." He erroneously maintains that measles could not spread in a fully vaccinated society and discredits as "ludicrous" concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Claiming there is a "mountain of data" proving otherwise, his one and only...
  • Maryland couple want Ďfree-rangeí kids, but not all do

    01/15/2015 5:02:57 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 114 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 14, 2015 | Donna St. George
    It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they are being investigated for neglect for the Dec. 20 trek ó in a case they say reflects a clash of ideas about how safe the world is and whether parents are free to make their own choices about raising their children. ďWe wouldnít have let them do it if we didnít think they...
  • Parents turn kids in to police after seeing burglary video on the news

    01/07/2015 8:17:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    abc11 ^ | , January 01, 2015 | Nicole Carr
    FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- The parents of two teens involved in a Fayetteville store burglary have turned their sons in to police after seeing the surveillance footage on ABC11. Police said Thursday that the parents of 14- and 16-year-old brothers returned home from Watch Night Service, had recorded the evening news, and recognized their sons in the surveillance. "I'm just glad the parents decided to do the right thing," said Jesse Hill, the co-owner of Tech Boyz, who provided the surveillance video to ABC11. The video, which aired on New Year's Eve, showed five teens breaking into the store at 2126...
  • Hundreds of parents lose their children on Cape Town beaches

    01/02/2015 10:23:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 1/02/14 | Robyn Dixon
    **SNIP** The children, most of them less than 7 years old, were ferried to the city's police stations, where they had to spend the night. At one crowded city beach, 35 children were handed in, according to authorities. South African's reacted with shock on social media. "I am battling to understand, how do you lose a child on a beach? And you still go home? It is sad," tweeted one Cape Town resident with the Twitter handle WaMputhi. "If I travelled with a child, I will not leave without him/her even if it means no sleep searching," he added in...
  • Common Core Curtailed in Colorado

    12/12/2014 7:08:07 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 11, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Thus, no matter how full-throated the endorsements of Common Core by such worthies as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the parents go marching on. ďColorado Springs School District 11 struck a blow against the Common Core by voting to remove the majority of its students from the new, mandatory standardized tests,Ē Chris Neal wrote in School Reform News this month. ďDistrict 11, which has nearly 30, 000 students, announced it plans to randomly test the minimum number of students needed to meet the federal requirement, allowing the rest to opt...
  • Parents vs. Teachersí Unions

    12/10/2014 7:23:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 9, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    For years, teachersí unions, and the politicians they support, have been equating caring for children with public school funding. Apparently, parents do not agree. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released a new report which recounted the results of a poll taken by the group Stand for Children which found that the main issues that parents are concerned about are strong teachers and principals, curriculum and standards, charter schools, pre-Kindergarten and early learning, and equity in education. The issues that are of lower concern to parents? School funding, it turns out, is number 10. Moreover, in the survey, ďparents were given...
  • Parents: 50 texting acronyms your kids might use that you need to know

    12/09/2014 5:47:49 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    7NEWS ^ | Dec 8, 2014
    Parent involvement key to keeping kids safe online. These days, kids let their fingers do the talking, instant messaging or texting their "BFF's" at any time of the day or night. BFF is "best friend forever" in Internet shorthand. ... Do you know what "POS" means in kid lingo? That's "parent over shoulder." Don't worry, the three dads we asked didn't know either. We stumped another mom with "ASL." That's "age-sex-location," a phrase swapped liberally throughout the Internet when strangers meet.
  • Boy missing 4 years found behind false wall in Georgia

    12/01/2014 5:16:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/29/14
    A 13-year-old boy who had been missing for four years was found by police hidden behind a false wall in a home in Jonesboro, Georgia.... Five people at the home were arrested, including the boy's father and stepmother. They have been charged with false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstruction, the Journal-Constitution reported. The boy's mother, who lives out of state, was traveling to Georgia to be reunited with her son, police said.
  • 12-year-old girl's dad went after alleged pimp with baseball bat

    11/26/2014 7:32:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    wmc action news 5 ^ | Nov 25, 2014 1 | Nick Kenney
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 12-year-old girl was saved from prostitution by her own father. The man accused of pimping her out is behind bars on rape of a child and trafficking charges. According to police, the young girl was forced into prostitution. And when her dad figured out where she was, he went after her alleged pimp with a baseball bat. Brian Jones is now locked up on a $200,000 bond, accused of holding a 12-year-old girl against her will.
  • Beat Educational Administrators At Their Own Game

    11/24/2014 8:50:23 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Ignatius Publishers ^ | 11/24/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Plague Journal (Children of the Last Days)PaperbackĖ March 1, 2003 by Michael D. O'Brien In this book, the author spins ďa story" about a newspaper editor who "is uncooperative" with the educational authorities, is quickly declared a child abuser, becomes a fugitive, witnesses the extra-judicial killing of a young Vietnamese man who assists him, his life generally falling apart. Either the common patterns of provocation and over-reaction seen in the news are a bizarre coincidence, or a protocol for dealing with uncooperative parents has been developed and distributed widely in training institutes for educational administrators. What is needed is...
  • Guardianship of Elderly Parents; Have you had to do this. Experiences & advise welcome.

    11/12/2014 11:32:47 AM PST · by zlala · 79 replies
    Self | November 12, 2014 | zlala
    Looking for suggestions and/or advice dealing with parents with dementia and making mostly bad decisions.
  • Opposition Group Turns to Stealth and Sexism to Oppose Shared Parenting in North Dakota

    10/13/2014 8:44:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    All too often, instead of being the keepers of the law, state bar associations flagrantly violate the law instead. They get away with this because they are controlled by powerful judges and affluent left-wing attorneys. Most often, people are too terrified to take on the rich and well connected, fearing they could be easily decimated by (ab)using the legal system. The debate about Measure 6, on the ballot this fall in North Dakota, is a recent example. Measure 6 would establish approximately 50/50 shared parenting as the default when parents with children split up, unless a court finds that one...
  • Prayer request for Dexter, Mom

    09/23/2014 6:19:58 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 18 replies
    Hey all, September's been a difficult month. I lost my Gus on the 6th, almost 14. Had been nursing him through since December, last few months were pretty busy taking care of him. Anyway, his roomie Dex had been of food/water and I took him in and he's anemic. They sent the blood away to determine if the anemia is due to something acute, like internal bleed/ulcer , or more chronic anemia, like kidney/liver/bone marrow kind of issue. He's also a "senior" animal so all i really ask is that we can find out what the cause is so we...
  • Families of beheaded US reporters warned not to pay ransoms

    09/14/2014 2:00:47 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 22 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 14, 2014 | MSN News
    The families of two journalists beheaded by Islamic State jihadists were both warned by US government officials they could face prosecution if they raised a ransom for their release. The recent executions of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State (IS) extremists triggered worldwide revulsion and Washington has since declared it is at war with the radicals. The United States has a policy of never paying ransoms, contending that doing so would endanger Americans all over the world. Late Friday, a spokesman for Sotloff's family said the murdered journalist's parents were told by a White House counterterrorism official last...
  • Sotloff's parents told they could be prosecuted for paying ransom to IS

    09/12/2014 6:15:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/12/14 | Michael Isikoff
    The parents of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff were told by a White House counterterrorism official at a meeting last May that they could face criminal prosecution if they paid ransom to try to free their son, a spokesman for the family told Yahoo News Friday night. "The family felt completely and utterly helpless when they heard this," said Barak Barfi, a friend of Sotloff who is serving as a spokesman for his family. "The Sotloffs felt there was nothing they could do to get Steve out."
  • Poll: GOP parents also back federal school nutrition standards

    09/09/2014 9:22:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    An overwhelming majority of parents ó including most Republicans ó back federal school nutrition standards, a new poll found. The findings released Monday by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association stand in stark contrast to a partisan spat in Congress over the Agriculture Departmentís regulations. More than seven in ten parents back national standards for both snacks and meals in schools. The poll found that 75 percent of parents believe salt should be limited in meals and 91 percent support requirements that schools include a serving of fruits. When broken down along...
  • Students can pay to arrive at university in a private jet, Aston Martin or even a carriage

    09/08/2014 11:03:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8 September 2014 | Carol Driver
    Students can wave goodbye to being driven to university by embarrassing parents in an overloaded car Ė and pay to arrive in style instead. Launching on Monday, The Very Important Fresher package offers those with the budget the option to travel to campus by helicopter, private jet, Ferrari or Aston Martin. Other luxury options include a Rolls Royce Phantom, Mclaren P1 Ė and even a horse and carriage - which will set buyers back up to £25,000.
  • Three-Parent Babies: They Already Exist

    08/26/2014 11:15:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    onepeterfive ^ | August 26, 2014 | STEVE SKOJEC
    Back in March, I wrote a piece for CatholicVote about FDA evaluation of a process that would create multi-parent embryos: Things like this always begin for such seemingly noble scientific reasons, don’t they? But they rarely stop there. And of course in addition to creating tri-parent offspring, which creates ethical and genealogical nightmares in its own right, virtually every instance of embryonic modification involves a slew of violations of the moral law, from in-vitro fertilization to the destruction of fertilized human embryos — human life — deemed imperfect or unnecessary to achieve the desired outcome. This morning, I read...
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their ďhard-to-place" adopted kids ó but not on the government check intended for the discarded kidsí care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • 9 incredible lessons in parenting from around the world

    08/12/2014 2:10:49 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    Global Post ^ | 11 Aug 2014 | Emily Lodish
    Every culture has kids. Some just raise them better than others. If there's one thing Tiger Moms have in common with those bringing up†Bťbť, it's that they both show us just how varied parenting styles can be.Argentinian parents let their kids stay up until all hours, Japanese parents let 7-year-olds ride the subway by themselves and Danish parents leave their kids sleeping in a stroller on the curb while they go inside to shop or eat.Some global parenting styles might make American parents cringe, but others sure could use a close study. Vietnamese mothers, for instance, get their kids out...
  • Biden Casts Americans As Adoptive Parents For Illegal Immigrants: " These Are Our Kids "

    08/07/2014 6:55:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | William Bigelow
    NBC News reports that on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden not only used language that adopted all the illegal immigrant children coming across the southern border, he also made all Americans adoptive parents together with him.
  • Dysfunctional Authority

    08/06/2014 9:59:52 AM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 7/31/14 | Michael Thomas
    American society is currently in a dysfunctional state, and like all things dysfunctional, it will implode if not addressed very soon. We live in a world that contains a vast amount of knowledge, but little understanding. The United States has not experienced extreme tyranny, but it is headed in that direction. The shift of authority from private sector to public sector has created a serious imbalance. As a country, there is great arrogance. We take for granted that we will always be the land of the free. Like all civilizations prior, weíre moving from liberty to totalitarianism and itís...
  • The establishmentís fear of the truth empowers Obama

    07/28/2014 7:27:42 AM PDT · by Security Mom 08 · 10 replies
    http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/ ^ | July 28, 2014 | Colonel LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD (ret)
    What would happen if Americans learned that Barack Obama is not just an individual with a history of radical, anti-American associations, but an illegal President and an unindicted felon? http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-establishments-fear-of-the-truth-empowers-obama?f=must_reads