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  • Bill Gates: From stinky poop to fresh water – Omni Processor

    01/08/2015 9:29:26 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 7, 2015 | By Joseph Lamy
    Bill Gates and friends have developed a simple system to convert human feces into electricity, fresh water and pathogen-free ash – and no stink! In a quest to find a way to end the tragic death of more than 700,000 children annually from drinking bad water, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has sponsored a variety of waste treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Janicki Bioenergy develops and manufactures a variety of sizes of this system. It uses the combustible biomass (roughly 20% of the feces) to heat mass quantities to ~2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The super-heated steam from...
  • Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

    01/06/2015 1:51:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/06/2015 | Rob Price
    YouTube/thegatesnotesBill Gates has taken to his blog to discuss the latest project from the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: a machine that transforms human waste into clean water and electricity. According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki Bioenergy.The machine extracts water from sewage that's piped in or delivered to the facility. The dry sewage is then incinerated to generate steam, which powers the entire...
  • Bill Gates Reveals Family Goes to Catholic Church: 'It Makes Sense to Believe in God'

    03/17/2014 6:02:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/14/17 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, revealed in a recent interview that his family goes to a Catholic church and that religious morality inspires a lot of his charity work. He also shared his personal thoughts on God and the biggest issues facing the world today. "The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's...
  • Socialist Bernie Sanders on single payer: Will you believe me or the tidal wave of red ink?

    02/26/2015 8:04:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Socialists, Democrats, Communists and liberals rely on people being kept in the dark about their policies. Things are so much easier for them that way. When the media never asks inconvenient questions, any chance of the truth getting out is generally non-existent. But when the bottom publically falls out of one of their fake “benefits” it becomes impossible for these people to keep us in the dark. When the Berlin Wall was coming down the Communists were still telling people to go back to work at their useless factories where they were making useless commodities no one wanted; but the...
  • WHO Researchers Urge Cheaper Abortion Above Safety

    02/27/2015 6:39:13 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    C-FAM | Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rebecca Oas
    NEW YORK, February 27, (C-Fam) As part of an ongoing effort to maximize the international availability of abortion, researchers collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study arguing that clinical follow-up after a chemical abortion is unnecessary, and that foregoing it could “save resources.”
  • Obama to Order Groups to Refer Girls Reporting Sexual Assault to Facilities That Provide Abortions

    02/26/2015 11:31:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | February 25, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Quietly on Christmas Eve, the Obama administration changed the rules on handling refugee children who enter the country without their parents and report being victims of sexual assault. All refugee aid groups, including Catholic and other Christian groups, will now be required to refer those girls to facilities that provide abortions. Religious groups that work with refugees are concerned that the new rules may require them to give up federal funding. Dr. Susan Yoshihara of the New York and Washington DC-based Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam) first reported the change last week: “Faith-based groups say this is a...
  • ‘I have to go save my baby!’: what happened when I showed the dad photos of aborted babies

    02/26/2015 8:00:01 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/25/15 | Melanie Pritchard
    I saw it depicted on a screen in my 8th grade Catholic school classroom before I had ever even heard the word abortion.After my teacher played the video The Silent Scream, which showed a live abortion, I sat there shocked and angry. I went home and asked my mother, “How can abortion be allowed in this free country of America? Don’t those babies deserve their lives?’ Even in my innocence, I understood the simplicity.My mother saw my angry passion and made a suggestion that would allow me to put my passion into action. She said, “Let’s go to a clinic...
  • Emergency Contraception at Catholic Institutions: Bishops Can No Longer Claim Ignorance

    02/24/2015 8:46:22 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 7 replies
    1Peter5 ^ | February 24, 2015 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    Emergency Contraception at Catholic Institutions: Bishops Can No Longer Claim Ignorance by Dr. Brian KoppFebruary 24, 2015Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart. The February 2015 Linacre Quarterly (the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association) features a groundbreaking study by Chris Kahlenborn, MD of The Polycarp Research Institute titled Mechanism of action of levonorgestrel emergency contraception. The study, contrasting the theoretical basis on which emergency contraception (otherwise known as “Plan B”) is claimed to function with the facts and statistics of the most recent research outlining the mechanism by which they cause early abortions, is sure to cause heartburn among...
  • Rev. (Franklin) Graham: America is 'Morally Crumbling Within ... We Have Turned Our Back on God'

    02/25/2015 9:41:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – Reverend Franklin Graham said he did not know whether President Barack Obama dislikes America, as “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani stated last week, but Graham said it is true that Obama “defends Islam and chastises Christians,” denies the “religious freedoms” of those who oppose abortion and gay marriage, and added that our nation is “morally crumbling within” and that “we have turned our back on God.” “Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has taken a lot of heat from the media for his remark that he's not sure if President Obama really loves America,” said Rev. Graham in a...
  • My battle against a rape exception in New Mexico’s late-term abortion ban

    02/25/2015 6:49:33 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/24/15 | Rowena Slusser
    February 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- On Friday, February 20, 2015, I went to the New Mexico Roundhouse to speak out in support of HB 390 Late-term Abortion Ban -- without the rape exception.  My family and I got there early, and I was excited, but nervous! This was a big step for me on so many levels.  While I have shared my story with more people than I can count, I had never spoken in front of a legislative committee with opposition around me.  Why would I go before the committee and share how I was conceived in incest/rape? Because the lives of the rape/incest-conceived...
  • HHS Will Require Caretakers of Unaccompanied Children to Provide Abortion-Inducing Drugs

    02/24/2015 11:41:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is advancing federal regulations that require federally funded organizations caring for illegal alien minors who are in the United States without their parents (Unaccompanied Children or UC) and who may have been sexually abused access to “emergency contraception” services. “Emergency contraception” includes abortion-inducing drugs. These care providers currently include Catholic and other faith-based organizations that oppose abortion, according to the Center for Family and Human Rights or C-FAM, a Catholic advocacy group. The Interim Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 24,...
  • That was then, this is now: Walker suddenly a hard-liner on abortion as he vaults to front-runner

    02/23/2015 8:29:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2015 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    * In October the Wisconsin governor pledged to support legislation focused on 'safety' during abortions * 'The bill leaves the final decision to a woman and her doctor,' he said in a campaign ad * This month he's telling potential donors that he supports a 'personhood' amendment, which insists that life begins at conception * He boasted in January that he had 'defunded Planned Parenthood,' America's wealthiest and most politically savvy chain of abortion clinics * Walker is busy beefing up his conservative bona fides in advance of a brusiing GOP presidential primary that may not favor blue-state moderates Wisconsin...
  • Kansas Could Ban 'Barbaric' Abortion Method (Abortion Chambers outdo ISIS)

    02/23/2015 8:37:17 AM PST · by xzins · 8 replies
    CBN ^ | February 23, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    Kansas could be the first state to outlaw a certain type of abortion commonly used during the second trimester of pregnancy. A bill banning what's known as the "Dilation and Evacuation" procedure, commonly known as partial birth abortion, passed Friday in the Kansas Senate. The abortion method, which includes extracting the fetus in pieces, was described by lawmakers supporting the bill as "gruesome" and "barbaric." Another state senator said it's "unimaginable that such a procedure could be used by a medical practicioner." The measure is expected to pass in the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives then gain the signature of...
  • Woman: Aborting My Baby With Down Syndrome Was the Best Thing for My Child

    02/23/2015 7:29:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/20/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    Can we just be honest? The reason our society accepts killing unborn babies with Down syndrome is because we don’t want so-called “imperfect” children. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing supporters of this awful practice claim they’re aborting for the benefit of the child. That’s just ridiculous.In a recent article in Yahoo Parenting, another mother explains her rationale for choosing abortion after finding out she was carrying a baby with Down syndrome.Sophie Horan was 42-years-old when she conceived naturally after two failed rounds of IVF and a failed IUI. She writes, “Eight weeks on, we were...
  • John C. Willke, Doctor Who Led Fight Against Abortion, Dies at 89

    02/22/2015 9:32:31 PM PST · by NRx · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | KENNETH ROSEN
    Dr. John C. Willke, an obstetrician who helped establish the modern anti-abortion movement — and whose idea that rape victims could resist conception was widely challenged — died on Friday at his home in Cincinnati. He was 89. His daughter Marie Meyers confirmed the death. Dr. Willke was a former president of the National Right to Life Committee, the nation’s oldest and largest anti-abortion organization. He and his wife, Barbara, a nurse, founded Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati in the early 1970s and lobbied against Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. They supported peaceful...
  • Keith Ellison: Obama "Amazing Patriot, One Of The Best Presidents Our Country Will Ever Have Seen"

    02/22/2015 10:44:31 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 83 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 22, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    REP. KEITH ELLISON (D-MN): Oh, I don't agree with that. You know, people are always being asked about what somebody else said. But I have to tell you this, the president definitely is a great lover of America. I mean so much so that 11 million Americans got health care who never had it before. That's pragmatic love of country, when you do things for your countrymen and women. So I don't know. I think that the president's an amazing patriot and one of the best presidents I think our country will ever have seen.
  • State Dept. Logic: Obama Should Resign

    02/22/2015 9:02:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    While I normally focus on jaw-dropping examples of hypocrisy by politicians, I realize that our beloved leaders also can be absurdly brazen in their exaggerations, deceptions, and prevarications. But sometimes you can’t help but be shocked by their chutzpah.Sort of like the time back in 2010 that a Greek politician issued an ultimatum that his country should get a giant bailout without taking the necessary steps to rein in bureaucratic bloat.But nothing compares with Obama’s recent claim that his opponents are trying to “bamboozle” voters. President Obama, in a fiery speech to Democrats Friday, accused Republicans of trying to “bamboozle...
  • Obama Tells Faith-Based Groups they Must Refer Refugee Children for Abortions

    02/21/2015 7:13:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    C-Fam ^ | February 19, 2015 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    The Obama administration is getting ready to issue new rules requiring charities to provide abortions to child refugees entering the US without their parents. Faith-based groups say this is a contravention of the rights of parents and a violation of the conscience rights of faith-based groups helping resettle the children. The public has until Monday to comment on the fast-tracked new rules, which were issued on Christmas Eve. The administration says it would be “contrary to the public interest” to wait “until a public notice and comment process is complete.” The administration also asserts that no Congressional review is required...
  • Apple May be Enabling Forced Abortions in China

    02/21/2015 3:19:58 PM PST · by CodeToad · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | Sep 10, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Apple, the maker of the popular iPhone, iPad, and computers, is the subject of a new letter by human rights campaigners who are concerned that the electronics giant is facilitating forced abortions in China with its pregnancy testing policies.
  • Do Obamacare's Challengers Have A 'Nutty,' 'Stupid' Or 'Screwy' Interpretation Of The Law?

    02/21/2015 8:10:55 AM PST · by DrC · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 18, 2015 | Chris Conover
    As the SCOTUS oral arguments in King v. Burwell draw near, the cacophony from liberal outlets is nearly deafening. The plaintiffs’ position is “absurd ,” they cry. Congress “never contemplated withholding premium subsidies” in noncooperative states. Even the Obama administration argued that “it would have been perverse for Senators concerned about federalism to insist on pressuring States to participate in the implementation of a federal statute.”[1] Perverse? Jonathan Gruber (whose position on the issue is “complicated”[2]) is equally disdainful, calling the challengers’ stance “nutty,” “stupid,” and a “screwy interpretation” of the law. Really? Were Obamacare architects incapable of using “sticks”...
  • The shockingly bloody history of ‘legal personhood’

    02/20/2015 8:01:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/19/15 | Jonathon Van Maren
    I’ve been on campus at the University of Central Florida this week with a team of volunteers, debating university students on the issue of abortion. One mark of our generation seems to come up in many of my conversations: An ignorance of history. “He who does not know the past,” John G. Diefenbaker once noted, “can never understand the present, and he certainly can do nothing for the future.” A prescient statement—in regards to abortion, we are destroying the future, child by butchered child.Time and time again, students bring up the same tired arguments to support abortion. Once you’ve established...
  • Study: Plan B more likely to cause abortion than prevent pregnancy

    02/19/2015 10:55:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/18/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    February 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Pro-life advocates are urging Catholic hospitals to reconsider their use of the Plan B “morning-after pill” in light of a new meta-review of past studies claiming that despite its being marketed as “emergency contraception,” it is statistically more likely to cause early abortion than prevent pregnancy.According to the drug’s manufacturers, Plan B’s primary method of action is to suppress ovulation, thereby making conception impossible.Some Catholic hospitals authorize the use of the pills by rape victims if it can be proven that the woman has not yet ovulated.But according to Dr. Christopher Kahlenborn, who co-authored the...
  • Justice Ginsburg: Pro-life laws are a ‘crying shame’: make it harder for poor women to get abortions

    02/19/2015 7:01:38 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNew ^ | 2/18/15 | Lisa Bourne
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has called state laws protecting the unborn in the U.S. a “crying shame.”Ginsburg argued in an MSNBC interview Monday that abortion helps women, specifically poor women, and said that the prospect of overturning Roe v. Wade is “the worst case” scenario.Granting her status as “a champion of reproductive freedom,” the NBC network asked Ginsburg how “it feels” for her to look across the country, seeing “states passing restrictions that make it inaccessible if not technically illegal.”“Inaccessible to poor women,” Ginsburg responded with a clarification. “It’s not true...
  • ‘Planned Parenthood is worse than ISIS’: Lawmaker’s bill would stop the beheading of babies

    02/19/2015 6:39:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/18/15 | Ben Johnson
    PIERRE, SD, February 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood beheads more Americans in a month than ISIS has in its entire existence, and that should end, a South Dakota lawmaker has said.State Representative Isaac Latterell, R-Sioux Falls, has taken a step toward outlawing the beheading of the unborn in his state.Earlier this year, he introduced the Preborn Infant Beheading Ban of 2015 (H.B. 1230), which states, “No licensed physician may knowingly behead a living unborn child with the intent of endangering the life or health of the child.”The state House Health and Human Services Committee passed the bill yesterday by...
  • Fmr 'SNL' Actress Victoria Jackson on Political Bias at Anniversary Show: "Is Lorne Ashamed of Me?"

    02/18/2015 6:11:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 18, 2015 | Paul Bond
    Victoria Jackson, a six-year veteran of Saturday Night Live, is publicly wondering if her opposition to gay marriage prompted Lorne Michaels to treat her differently than the other cast members who attended the 40th anniversary of the show Sunday. Jackson, on her Facebook page, Twitter and in interviews, has mostly raved about Michaels and thanked the creator of SNL numerous times for hiring her in 1986, though she is also saying that she was the only castmember at Sunday's event to be banished to an overflow room. Some bloggers noted the oddity and were wondering if Michaels or someone else...
  • Democrats Keep Running Away From ObamaCare

    02/18/2015 4:29:36 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/17/2015 | IBD Staff
    Hypocrisy: If ObamaCare is so great, why do Democrats repeatedly try to hide its more unpleasant features? The latest example is their desperate effort to grant still more exemptions to the law's individual mandate.
  • David Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House

    02/18/2015 3:13:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/17/15 | David Martosko
    Longtime presidential adviser David Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House – and draws a mix of applause and laughter Longtime Obama administration political insider David Axelrod claimed on Monday that the Obama administration hasn't been tainted by a smidgen of scandal. The surprising boast came during a Q&A at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, an organization he founded and leads. 'I'm proud of the fact that basically you have had an administration in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal,' Axelrod said. 'And I think that...
  • What God can do through YOU: Tomorrow it begins ... the next 40 Days for Life

    02/17/2015 3:54:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    40 Days for Life.com ^ | 02-17-15 | Shawn Carney
    What God can do through YOU Tomorrow it begins ... the next 40 Days for Life campaign, which kicks off in 252 cities across 19 countries around the world. If you haven’t done so already ... it’s time to find the location nearest you and sign up for the vigil!   God has provided many blessings through past 40 Days for Life campaigns: 9,699 babies saved from abortion 107 workers who have quit the abortion industry 60 closed abortion centers What results could be achieved during this campaign? That will be determined primarily by two things: 1.     God, who can do...
  • Italy Experiencing a Massive Baby Shortage Due to Abortion

    02/17/2015 11:16:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/17/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion has consequences.The Italian health minister gave a recent interview in which she said Italy is a “dying country.” Why? Because abortion has depleted the European nation of its next generations and caused a massive baby shortage.While some abortion advocates decry overpopulation, Italy’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest level – 8.4 per 1,000 people — since 1861.Beatrice Lorenzin, the minister of health, said: “We are at the threshold where people who die are not being replaced by newborns. That means we are a dying country. This situation has enormous implications for every sector: the economy, society, health, pensions,...
  • Pro-aborts ignore the plight of disabled babies in their fight for fetal deformity exceptions

    02/17/2015 10:59:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/17/15 | Sarah Connors
    February 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- In 2010 my unborn daughter was diagnosed with a lethal birth anomaly. We continued our pregnancy, much to the consternation of our physicians, and she lived for almost two hours after birth. As the mother of a child who was diagnosed in the womb with a life limiting condition, I take a keen interest in abortion legislation that seeks to destroy protections for the most vulnerable members of our society like my daughter Beatrix. This includes international legislation like that which was roundly defeated in The Republic of Ireland earlier this week. Socialist politician Clare Daly...
  • 'Success:' Obamacare Website Falters Again, Dems Demand Enrollment Extension

    02/17/2015 9:32:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February | Guy Benson
    Obamacare's second enrollment period has been far less technologically embarrassing than the famous debacle of 2013 and 2014 -- but despite billions of taxpayer dollars having been spent on the website, it still didn't go off without a hitch: A technical problem that had been interfering with sign-ups for President Barack Obama's health care law has been fixed, officials say. Any consumer whose enrollment was hampered by the glitch will be provided with a special enrollment period. The problem popped up the day before a Sunday deadline to sign up for subsidized private health insurance. It had been intermittent, meaning some people were...
  • Democrats Who Pushed Obamacare Down Our Throats, Now Ask: “Who Dealt This Mess Anyway?”

    02/17/2015 7:25:31 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-17-2015 | MOTUS
    Who dealt this mess, anyway? Yea, it's an old card player's term, but sometimes you can use the old switcheroo and it can be applied to ... Frontal politics -  Wide, Wide River; The Fugs (1968)CAUTION: Mildly NSFW or CHILDRENThere’s no reason you should be familiar with the Fugs unless you’re a conservator of semi-popular rock protest bands from the ‘60’s. Butt when I heard that Democratic Representatives Sander Levin (D-MI), Jim McDermott (D-WA), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) were demanding relief From Obamacare Penalties for their constituents because they were likely to get hit with a huge “tax” penalty in –...
  • PHOTOS: Bugs invade ‘healthy’ Michelle O lunches

    02/16/2015 8:04:25 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 38 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 2/16/15 | Kyle Olson
    NEW YORK – Advocates are struggling to get students to eat “healthy” lunches – even if they’re free. It’s not too hard to see why. Timothy Martinez qualifies for free lunches, but he and his classmates often skip meals and go hungry because the cafeteria food at Bronx Academy of Letters is inedible, according to DNAinfo. “When they serve us pizza, sometimes it’s not reheated all the way and you can see the frozen pieces in the dough,” Martinez says. “It’s the same thing with the taco meat. And they serve us ices instead of juice,” referring to the liquids...
  • Democrats seek relief from health law penalties [Obamacare hypocrisy]

    02/16/2015 8:42:28 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    yahoo.com/Associated Press ^ | February 16, 2015 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Senior Democrats seek sign-up extension for people facing health law penaltiesThe official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance. Three senior House members told The Associated Press that they plan to strongly urge the administration to grant a special sign-up opportunity for uninsured taxpayers who will be facing fines under the law for the first time this year. The three are Michigan's Sander Levin, the ranking Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, and Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of...
  • Millions at risk of losing coverage in Supreme Court health law case

    02/16/2015 8:24:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 2/16/15 | Lena H. Sun and Niraj Chokshi
    **SNIP** Meredith is one of about 6 million people whose subsidized insurance hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court takes up a case that poses the most serious challenge to the Affordable Care Act since the court found the law constitutional more than two years ago. The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell insist that people who buy coverage on the federal exchange are not entitled to subsidies, noting that the law says financial help is available for those who enroll through exchanges “established by the State.” The Obama administration argues that Congress clearly intended to help everyone who qualifies...
  • Margaret Sanger — The Founder of Planned Parenthood — An Organization Dedicated to Death

    02/16/2015 8:32:57 PM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Dog Brindle Observations ^ | February 15, 2015 | Dog Brindle
    This is a story that must be told. But to post the details of this blog post as it appears would facilitate a great disservice to Free Republic that is just too inflammatory to be posted here directly. From the title of the post itself, which I chose to change to make it less repulsive, to an image that EVEN the blog itself blocks out, the extreme revulsion of what is revealed about Margaret Sanger and the objectives of Planned Parenthood must be made known, publicized as far and wide as possible. There are two images from the post, that...
  • Nigel Farage to join Sarah Palin at CPAC conference for US conservatives

    02/16/2015 8:11:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | February 16, 2015 | Raf Sanchez and Steven Swinford
    Ukip leader will speak at CPAC summit where plastic fetuses are handed out by anti-abortion activists. Nigel Farage will speak alongside some of the most extreme conservatives in US politics Nigel Farage will speak alongside Sarah Palin and some of America's most extreme Right-wing conservatives at a conference in Washington next week. The Ukip leader will share a stage with a host of gun activists, Tea Party leaders and anti-abortion campaigners at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Visitors to the summit are sometimes handed plastic fetuses by Evangelical Christian activists as a symbol of their opposition to abortion,...
  • Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level

    02/16/2015 4:40:38 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | Mark Z. Barabak and Noam N. Levey
    As President Obama fights in Congress and the courts to preserve the nation's sweeping healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act faces still another threat to its viability: Republicans in statehouses, many bucking governors of their own party eager to accept its flow of federal dollars.When a group of Republican governors filed suit to overturn Obama's signature achievement, Wyoming's Matt Mead was among them, arguing the legislation was a vast overreach that violated the Constitution and trampled the right of states to set their own policies.But after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected that argument, Mead decided it would be foolhardy to...
  • Obamacare enrollment extended after technical issues

    02/16/2015 4:14:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 16, 2015 | By Ellen Jean Hirst
    Consumers who tried to enroll in Obamacare last weekend but couldn't finish because of technical problems will have another week to complete the task, Department of Health and Human Services officials said Monday. The new deadline for enrolling in federally mandated health insurance has been extended through Feb. 22. A few reasons that qualify people for the extension include: longer than normal call center wait times and a glitch on the site verifying income. Officials also said that individuals who experience "life-changing events," including getting married, having a baby, or losing job-based coverage, can always apply. Officials with the department...
  • Democrats Want a Second Chance on Obamacare!

    02/16/2015 3:49:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's this AP story on the Democrats. "Democrats Seek Relief From Obamacare Penalties -- The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance." A second chance? You're the ones that saddle them with this mess. This is the Limbaugh Theorem on display. Here we have congressional Democrats acting like they had nothing to do with this law, that their voters are a bunch of victims of something. And they need a second chance. They need a second chance,...
  • Social conservatives can make a difference

    02/16/2015 3:41:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | February 16, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the Neocons
    The Hill reports: “Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be among the possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates speaking to a prominent group of conservatives in Iowa this spring. Walker and Cruz will speak at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s spring kickoff event on April 25, the group announced in a Monday statement.” Ironically, in an election cycle in which many pundits discount the influence of Christian conservatives, they could play a critical role in selection of the nominee. In past cycles, these values voters have split their vote, never managing to unite behind a single,...
  • Bring Down the Cost: Stop Subsidizing Healthcare

    02/16/2015 9:46:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    An Opinion article in the Washington Post by John R. Graham explains How Domestic Medical Tourism Could Save Us All Money. One of the most under-reported medical success stories in recent years has been the increase in medical tourism: traveling abroad to get high-quality care at a fraction of what it would cost in the United States. The same Lasik eye surgery that might cost $4,400 here (for both eyes) is available in India, for example, for $500, according to the Medical Tourism Association. A heart-valve replacement that might cost $170,000 in the United States could cost less than $30,000...
  • Democrats Urge White House to Assist Americans Facing Obamacare Tax Penalties

    02/16/2015 8:37:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    There have been more than 47 significant changes made to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act according to the Galen Institute. At least 28 that President Obama has made unilaterally. Congress has passed and the president has signed 17 more. And, the Supreme Court is responsible for two changes. Now top Democrats want the Obama administration to grant an extension for uninsured taxpayers who are facing Obamacare fines. The AP reported: The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a...
  • Democrats Seek Relief From Obamacare Penalties

    02/16/2015 7:14:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance. Three senior House members told The Associated Press that they plan to strongly urge the administration to grant a special sign-up opportunity for uninsured taxpayers who will be facing fines under the law for the first time this year.
  • Pope Francis gets it wrong on spanking

    02/16/2015 10:38:38 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Chicago Suntimes, Letters to the Editor ^ | 2-16-2015 | Leon J. Hoffman, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis recently proclaimed that it is okay for parents to spank their children if their dignity is respected. That lamentable statement is as naive as it is injurious. Especially at a time when our beleaguered world has been experiencing countless outrageous forms of violence, his regrettable words do little to quell such tragic acts and may even add fuel to the fire. Our world has more than enough hitting. Why anyone, however well intentioned, would wish to do anything to increase it defies reason. Regarding spanking (however one may choose to define it), Edward Lee Thorndike, the Columbia University...
  • Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

    02/16/2015 8:50:06 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/13/15 | Kevin J. Jones
    New York City, N.Y., Feb 13, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and legal groups to push the message that exemptions based on religious beliefs are “un-American” and an abuse of liberty. The Arcus Foundation and the Ford Foundation have spent over $3 million in combined spending against religious liberty exemptions since 2013, according to a CNA review of tax forms and grant listings. John Lomperis of the Institute for Religion and Democracy – a D.C.-based ecumenical Christian think tank...
  • Some Efficacious Vaccines are Produced Unethically

    02/13/2015 4:24:07 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 13, 2015 | DR. JAY CARPENTER, M.D.
    In recent days a controversy has arisen over whether parents should be required to vaccinate their children. Some politicians with presidential aspirations were criticized for defending the rights of parents to make that decision. As an internal medicine doctor, I believe strongly in the efficacy of vaccines. I also believe strongly that our vaccines (and all of our medical advances) should be safe and derived in a morally principled fashion.There is an ethical concern about the measles vaccine issue that I do not believe the American public is aware: a component of the current MMR vaccine is derived from an...
  • Cornell students erupt over healthcare fee; ‘elections have consequences’ messages pour in

    02/15/2015 10:14:45 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 2/14/15 | Carmine Sabia
    Sometimes, the best education is the one life gives you. Students at the prestigious but liberal-leaning Cornell University found that out the hard way last week, when they stormed the office of school President David Skorton to protest a modern-day example of socialism at work. On Feb. 5, Skorton posted a memo on the school’s website notifying students that all who opt out of Cornell’s health care program next year will be charged a $350 fee, Fox News reported. Obamacare requires all students to have health insurance, but those already covered are also forced to pay the opt-out fee. And...
  • YOLO: Obama cuts up, jokes ‘you only live once’ on day of hostage Kayla Mueller’s death

    02/15/2015 9:35:04 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 2/14/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The same day the White House announced that Islamic State terrorists’ only remaining American hostage was killed, President Barack Obama uttered a phrase that means “You only live once.” The president was clowning around for a BuzzFeed video on Obamacare when he said, “YOLO,” a light-hearted moment that Fox News anchor Heather Childers called inappropriate and insensitive considering its timing. “The president says, ‘YOLO, man!’ And for people at home who may not know what that stands for, YOLO stands for ‘you only live once,’” Childers said on Friday’s show, talking specifically to liberal panelist Juan Williams. “Well you know...
  • Obama Warns Republicans That He Is Going To Run Through Their Opposition

    02/15/2015 1:41:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | February 14, 2015 | Jason Easley
    President Obama is putting Republicans on notice that he plans to run through their cynical politics and opposition during his final two years in office. While speaking at a DNC fundraiser in San Francisco, the president said: "And one of the things I am absolutely determined to do over the next two years is not just consolidate the gains that we’ve made, not just move forward on new initiatives like free community colleges for young people around the country who need to be trained for the 21st-century economy, but part of my goal is also to restore a sense of...