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  • Mathematician John Horton Conway ... known for inventing the ‘Game of Life,’ dies at age 82 [OF COVID]

    06/02/2020 6:56:17 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 21 replies
    Princeton University ^ | 14 April 2020 | Catherine Zandonella
    John Horton Conway, a legendary mathematician who stood out for his love of games and for bringing mathematics to the masses, died on Saturday, April 11, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, from complications related to COVID-19. He was 82. Known for his unbounded curiosity and enthusiasm for subjects far beyond mathematics, Conway was a beloved figure in the hallways of PrincetonÂ’s mathematics building and at the Small World coffee shop on Nassau Street, where he engaged with students, faculty and mathematical hobbyists with equal interest. Conway, who joined the faculty in 1987, was the John von Neumann Professor in Applied...
  • Coronavirus: California Gov. Newsom details roadmap for relaxing lockdown

    04/21/2020 10:39:05 AM PDT · by Vendome · 31 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 4/14/2020 | Kerry Crowley
    During a press briefing Tuesday, Newsom indicated there is no specific timeline for modifying restrictions but said Californians should not expect a return to “normal” life until there is herd immunity and a vaccine exists for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • Bill Gates Says the Coronavirus Will Change Life Forever. Here’s How to Adapt

    "“It won’t be where you’re doing large public gatherings or even filling up a restaurant,” says Gates." "Will people want to go and travel?" Gates questioned. "Will they want to go to restaurants? Will they even think, you know, buying a new home is an appropriate thing? So, even once the government is saying these activities are OK, we can't expect the demand side to re-emerge overnight."
  • ACLU, Planned Parenthood, file suit against Iowa over halting abortions

    03/30/2020 1:06:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | March 30, 2020 | By Sommer Brokaw
    The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit Monday against Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' order halting abortions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pat Garrett, a spokesman for Reynolds, told the Des Moines Register Friday that the governors' proclamation earlier this week to suspend "non-essential" medical procedures through mid-April included surgical abortion. The lawsuit "asks the court for an emergency injunction to block the Governor's Proclamation as it applies to abortions," an ACLU of Iowa statement said Monday. "Abortion is an essential, time-sensitive medical procedure," Planned Parenthood's Iowa Executive Director Erin Davison-Rippey said in a statement....
  • The Death of Death Culture, Or Just a Hiatus?

    03/30/2020 4:27:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | March 30, 2020 | Chris Stigall
    If there’s something positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps it’s a turning point in the national discussion over the value of human life. This would be a marked change from recent years in our national dialogue and politics, to be sure. Individual lives and their value have been treated as very much “none of our business” until recently. Fifteen years ago this month, the debate over Terri Schiavo gripped the nation. She spent half her life in a long-term care facility after suffering a cardiac arrest, severely damaging her brain and leaving her unable to survive without...
  • It's Fine to Talk About How This Crisis Ends

    03/27/2020 7:45:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | March 27, 2020 | David Harsanyi
    If I followed all my doctor's instructions to the letter, life would be excruciating. It would be tantamount to having Michael Bloomberg make my life choices, which is to say my life wouldn't be worth living. Human beings have never been as risk-averse as experts want them to be. We instinctively calculate the costs and benefits of engaging in activities that put our health at risk every day. The coronavirus crisis, in fact, has been one of the few times in my life I've allowed medical experts to completely dictate my actions. I'm writing this piece bunkered down in my...
  • 10 Positive Ways To Celebrate Life In The Shadow Of Coronavirus

    03/25/2020 4:33:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 25, 2020 | Michael Salemink
    The sanctity of life remains more relevant than ever in these moments. Here’s how we can continue to proclaim it and put it into practice with courage and compassion. So this is how it ends. Cancellations, social distancing, and the Great Toilet Paper Shortage. Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.With no Madness to distract us from the madness, with mass media fanning the flames of freak-out and social media throwing gasoline on them, what’s a Christian to do? Shall we hunker in those bunkers once built beneath basements for weathering nuclear winter, or scamper to their more recent manifestation,...
  • Abortion activists in Poland fret as coronavirus curbs access

    03/21/2020 3:11:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 21, 2020 | by Alicja Ptak
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Natalia Broniarczyk, an activist with a charity that assists Polish women who want to terminate pregnancies, says its hot line began ringing non-stop after the government announced border closures to stem the coronavirus outbreak last week. Many callers were worried about their shipments of abortion pills, which are illegal in Poland, and others feared they would not be able to reach clinics abroad in time to have the procedure, which is unavailable in Poland in most cases. “The idea that we would have to tell a woman that because of the pandemic she won’t be able to...
  • Living Amid a Pandemic: Wisdom from C.S. Lewis

    03/20/2020 3:50:57 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 8 replies
    Evolution New and Science Today ^ | 20 Mar 2020 | John G. West
    His advice seems eerily applicable to our own situation, just substitute “pandemic” for “war”:I think it important to try to see the present calamity in a true perspective. The war creates no absolutely new situation; it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it. Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice. Human culture has always had to exist under the shadow of something infinitely more important than itself. If men had postponed the search for knowledge and beauty until they were secure, the search would never have begun. We...
  • Thou Shalt Do No Murder...ten commandments pt 8

    Thou shalt not kill. (Exodus 20:12)I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. ( Deuteronomy 30:19-20) “You have...
  • Stop Blaming Kavanaugh For Schumer’s SCOTUS Threats

    03/06/2020 8:13:03 AM PST · by yoe · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 6, 2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    When Democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer threatened two sitting Supreme Court justices this week, some reporters and other Democratic politicians attempted to downplay his unprecedented attack by falsely claiming he was echoing what Justice Brett Kavanaugh had said during his contentious confirmation hearing. Only the completely ignorant or willfully duplicitous person could make such a comparison.[snip] "I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.">
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg says first-trimester abortion is 'far-safer than childbirth' while eviscerating controversial Louisiana bill

    03/06/2020 11:36:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo! News ^ | March 6, 2020 | by Chris Riotta
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg dismantled a controversial Louisiana abortion bill during an hour of arguments at the US Supreme Court this week, systematically striking down components of the law she previously opposed during a preliminary vote. The 86-year-old Supreme Court justice seemed to aggressively push back against demands from lawyers representing the Trump administration and state of Louisiana to approve the legislation during Wednesday’s arguments. “If the woman has a problem, it will be her local hospital that she will need to go to for the care, not something 30 miles from the clinic, which does not have a necessary relationship...
  • Abortion rights face stern new test at conservative U.S. Supreme Court

    03/01/2020 6:48:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 1, 2020 | by Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court this week gets its first chance to consider new curbs on abortion rights with President Donald Trump’s two conservative appointees on the bench as it examines the legality of a Louisiana law that could force two of the state’s three clinics that perform the procedure to shut down. The court, with a 5-4 conservative majority, is scheduled on Wednesday to hear arguments in an appeal by Shreveport-based abortion provider Hope Medical Group for Women seeking to invalidate the law. Chief Justice John Roberts may be pivotal in deciding the outcome, with Trump’s appointees Brett...
  • After Action Report: Las Vegas 02/20/2020

    02/24/2020 8:46:41 AM PST · by GRRRRR · 7 replies
    02/24/2020 | GRRRRR
    Sometimes what happens in Vegas needs to be shared with the ones we love. Some of you may remember that my wife passed away in June of 2009. Since then, life has continued and blessed me with finding love again. After being together for almost ten years now, Jean and I were married in Las Vegas on the 20th of February. I am such a lucky man and honored to have such a wonderful woman as my best friend and wife. To other widowers out there in FR...don't ever stop looking for a companion and friend to be with. You...
  • California fights feds over abortion conscience laws, health funds

    02/12/2020 9:49:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    UPI ^ | February 12, 2020 | By Pamela Manson
    The Department of Health and Human Services is threatening to withhold healthcare funds from California unless it meets a deadline this month to stop requiring health insurance plans to cover elective abortions. State officials have vowed to fight the move. On Jan. 24, the HHS Office of Civil Rights notified California that state mandates requiring universal abortion coverage violate federal conscience statutes and that it has 30 days to comply with the law. The notice stemmed from two complaints alleging California engaged in unlawful discrimination when in 2014, the state's Department of Managed Health Care said health plan issuers must...
  • Folks, if you don’t know how important FreeRepublic is.......

    02/04/2020 9:13:32 PM PST · by Romans Nine · 19 replies
    ........our enemies sure do. They are hitting the site during every major event as of late to interrupt the influence that is FreeRepublic. Thank you Jim and John for your work to get it fixed. Folks please donate to keep this bastion of freedom well oiled and ready for the next scrimmage. The war has started. We need FreeRepublic to stay United and informed. God Bless America.
  • Swiss Air Lines has cut ties with chocolate manufacturer Läderach following left-wing protests of the owner’s membership in a pro-life, pro-family Christian group.

    02/01/2020 7:12:11 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Feb 2020 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Despite Swiss Air’s ten-year affiliation with Läderach, the airline dropped the chocolatier after protests and extensive vandalism by left-wing activists, homosexuals, and young socialists, according to a report by LifeSite News. Jürg Läderach, who owns the high-end chocolate company, is also the president of “Christianity for Today” (CFT), a Swiss evangelical organization Last fall, activists attacked a Läderach store in Basel, Switzerland, using Butyric acid, forcing the store to close for two days. This assault was just one instance of vandalism against the chocolatier, which reportedly took place at seven different stores. According to the Swiss news magazine Beobachter, negative...
  • It’s not fine.’ Black mothers and babies are dying in Georgia.

    01/31/2020 3:24:52 PM PST · by spintreebob · 55 replies
    Georgia Recorder ^ | 1-30-20 | Robin Bravender -
    “Research is clear: access to care and other socioeconomic factors plays a significant role in maternal mortality rates in Georgia and throughout this country and actually Georgia has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the country,” said U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath of Marietta at a hearing this week. Pixabay WASHINGTON — Black mothers and babies are dying at staggering rates in Georgia. The national statistics are alarming: black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. American Indian women are also more...
  • California threatened with funds loss over abortion coverage

    01/24/2020 11:15:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2020 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration on Friday threatened California with a potential loss of federal health care funds over the state’s requirement that insurance plans cover abortions. The announcement, timed to coincide with the anti-abortion March for Life in the nation’s capital, came hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to address the marchers in person, becoming the first president to do so. Religious conservatives are a core element of Trump’s political coalition, and his administration has gone out of its way to deliver on their demands. The federal Health and Human Services Department said it is issuing a “notice...
  • President Trump Addresses March for Life LIVE

    01/24/2020 9:29:37 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    Best election, best POTUS, evah!