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  • Australians fear war with China, says Lowy Institute survey

    05/30/2010 4:43:33 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies · 389+ views
    Brisbane Courier-Mail ^ | 31st May 2010 | Ian McPhedran
    ALMOST half of Australians believe that China will become a military threat to Australia within 20 years, prompting record support for the US alliance. According to the 2010 Lowy Institute foreign policy poll, 46 per cent of people think China will be a threat, with 19 per cent of them rating the possibility as "very likely". And 55 per cent of the 1001 people surveyed named China as the world's top economic power, compared with 32 per cent for the United States. The reality is that China is Australia's number one trading partner, but its economy rates number four, behind...
  • Man Accused Of Offering Baby For Beer Or Drugs

    05/18/2010 4:20:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 390+ views
    WBZ ^ | May 18, 2010
    Police say a Northampton man tried to swap his 3-month-old daughter for beer or drugs. A maintenance man at a gas station in Chicopee claims 24-year-old Matthew Brace offered him his baby girl Monday. "He said, 'For two 40's you can have her,'" Chicopee Police Chief John Ferraro, Jr. told reporters at a Tuesday morning news conference. "It's my understanding 40's are those large oversize beers," he added. "He was trying to trade the baby for beer." However, hours after the news conference, police said that "40" is also slang for crack cocaine. Now investigators are not sure whether Brace...
  • Maria Vitale: Babies Movie Shows No Child Deserves Abortion, a Motion Picture Instead

    05/10/2010 4:05:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 317+ views
    Life News ^ | 5/10/10 | Maria Vitale Note: Maria Vitale is an opinion columnist for She is the Public Relations Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and Vitale has written and reported for various broadcast and print media outlets, including National Public Radio, CBS Radio, and AP Radio.I've often thought that the babies of the world need their own PR campaign -- they seem so often unappreciated in today’s culture. Now comes a film which gives the planet’s youngest citizens the recognition they deserve. "Babies" by filmmaker Thomas Balmes paints a captivating portrait of four babies, each of whom has a unique place in...
  • 'Mars,' 'Venus' divide evident even in utero

    04/30/2010 4:12:42 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 13 replies · 734+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Pronounced differences in male and female behaviors can be detected in the womb, according to Australian medical researchers, who say the sex of the baby determines responses. Those responses are specific and telling. "The male, when mum is stressed, pretends it's not happening and keeps growing, so he can be as big as he possibly can be," said Vicki Clifton, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Adelaide who led the study.
  • Local Soldier Organizes March for Babies in Iraq

    04/26/2010 12:59:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 161+ views
    WCNC ^ | April 23, 2010 | Kristen Dahlgren
    Across the country Saturday people will lace up their shoes to "March for Babies" in the annual March of Dimes fundraiser. For one Waxhaw family, even the distance between here and Iraq wasn't enough to stop a soldier from showing his support. Shawn and Emily Newsom are the proud parents of two healthy children, but their journey through parenthood hasn't been easy. Before Aidan and Grace came along, they had Sarah Elizabeth. "About 24 hours after she was born we noticed that she wasn't responding very well," said Emily Newsom. Sarah died hours later from complications of a rare heart...

    04/21/2010 8:57:50 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 453+ views ^ | 04/20/2010 | Reggie Littlejohn
    The twenty-day campaign, launched April 7, is well along in achieving its goal of 9,559 sterilizations. “A doctor in Daba village said that his team was working flat out, beginning sterilizations every day at 8 am and working straight through until 4 am the following day.” What’s the hurry? Officials in Puning may fail in their bid for promotion to a second tier county “if they cannot meet all quotas,” according to The London Times. Unfortunately, the Puning sterilization campaign is not an isolated incident. According to the 2009 Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, “Violators of the [one...
  • Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money (if babies were fed only breast-milk first 6 months)

    04/05/2010 2:31:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,266+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/5/10 | Lindsay Tanner - ap
    CHICAGO – The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women fed their babies breast milk only for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says. Those startling results, published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, are only an estimate. But several experts who reviewed the analysis said the methods and conclusions seem sound. "The health care system has got to be aware that breast-feeding makes a profound difference," said Dr. Ruth Lawrence, who heads the American Academy of Pediatrics' breast-feeding section. The findings suggest...
  • 21 dead babies found in river in China

    03/30/2010 8:59:06 AM PDT · by spyone · 140 replies · 4,347+ views
    Edmonton Sun ^ | March 30, 2010 | Chi-Chi Zhang
    BEIJING — The bodies of 21 babies, believed dumped by hospitals, have washed ashore on a riverbank in eastern China, state media reported Tuesday. Video footage showed that the bodies — stashed in yellow plastic bags, at least one of which was marked “medical waste” — included some infants several months old. Some wore identification tags with their mothers’ names, birth dates, measurements and weights. The official Xinhua News Agency said there were also fetuses among the bodies.
  • The Shameless Abortion Carnival

    03/10/2010 3:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 644+ views ^ | March 10, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    If anyone was looking for a self-righteous extreme feminist, they found one in Angie Jackson. This is a woman who was so proud she was aborting her baby that she announced she would "tweet" her chemical-cocktail abortion live, as it happened, on Twitter. The liberal media found this made-for-TV slaughter fascinating, and not at all a controversy worthy of discussing with two sides. Newsweek's Sarah Kliff proclaimed: "One hundred thousand people have watched Angie Jackson's abortion. Late last month, Jackson posted a video of herself to YouTube, recorded after she took RU-486, a medication used to end pregnancies." Kliff asked...
  • Love potion: Stevie Wonder hopes his music makes more Obama babies

    02/28/2010 6:50:49 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 810+ views ^ | Feb. 28, 2010 | Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri
    Stevie Wonder said he hopes the music that brought the Obamas together helps them bring another baby into the White House. "There would be nothing wrong to have an Obama born in the White House," Wonder said Thursday night at a benefit concert for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The performer addressed the leopard-print skirt suit-wearing first lady, who was standing with her mother and dancing to the show. Wonder recalled their meeting last year when he felt the urge to sing a song to Michelle but didn't, saying, "I didn't want to make him [President Obama] jealous....
  • Students, rise up against education costs

    03/05/2010 1:20:47 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 37 replies · 737+ views ^ | March 05,2010 | By Roland Martin
    (CNN) -- All this month, we will see thousands of college students from coast to coast, north to south, east to west, jumping up and down, yelling, screaming, pumping fists, sleeping outside in tents, painting their faces -- all a result of the usual frenzy surrounding March Madness. That's the scene we see every year when college basketball teams are fighting and clawing their way to one of the precious 65 seeds that enter the NCAA Tournament. But instead of doing all of that for basketball, these same students should say the heck with the games and put their energy,...
  • Planned Parenthood to Open Abortion "Super Center" Targeting Minority Hispanics and Blacks

    01/19/2010 2:22:53 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 25 replies · 1,003+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | January 19, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Planned Parenthood is all set to open its abortion "super center" this spring, targeting minority Hispanics and Blacks in a southeast Houston neighborhood. The newest and biggest facility among all its clinics in the whole country, Planned Parenthood's abortion "super center" will stand six stories high and cover a whopping 78000 square feet and come complete with a "surgical wing" for abortions. The building is a former bank on the Gulf Freeway that will be Planned Parenthood's new, regional headquarters, and a third of its colossal, 78000 square feet will be exclusively devoted to "health services," potentially a code word...
  • Marine Spouses Send Thousands of Beanie Babies to Afghanistan

    12/24/2009 3:45:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 591+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Cpl. Priscilla Sneden, USMC
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2009 – In this season of giving, America has not forgotten her troops or their mission overseas. Thousands have contributed their time, energy -- and Beanie Babies -- to help Marines gain the respect and confidence of the Afghan population. Members of the Marine Aviation Officer's Spouses Club and the Marine Officer's Spouses Clubof Washington, D.C. collected more than 70,000 Beanie Babies for Marines to distribute to children throughout Afghanistan. The Beanie Babies, stored at Marine Barracks Washington, will be heading to their final destination when the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps makes a special visit...
  • Baby who may be world's smallest surviving newborn could go home soon (with photo gallery)

    12/19/2009 9:43:05 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 26 replies · 1,830+ views
    Press Register ^ | December 18, 2009 | Roy Hoffman
    Cozy in her incubator, set to 81.5 degrees, heart going at 174 beats a minute as she snoozed in her red, footy pajamas, Oliviyanna Harbin-Page may be a global record-holder. Born Aug. 5 to 16-year-old Jamesha Harbin of Eight Mile after 21 to 24 weeks of gestation, Oliviyanna weighed only 259 grams, or 9.1 ounces -- possibly making her, according to the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital, the world's smallest surviving baby. She now weighs 3 pounds 2 ounces. One of three girl triplets -- the other two are identical, she is fraternal -- Oliviyanna was smaller...
  • Toledo police shoot, kill 62-year-old woman

    12/16/2009 12:57:47 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 51 replies · 2,132+ views
    Police action called 'self-defense' in shooting death of mentally ill woman Toledo's police chief says his preliminary review of a police-involved shooting Monday night indicates the officers acted in self-defense and that the shooting was justified. TPD chief Michael Navarre identified the woman killed at a group home as Linda Hicks, 62. She was shot and killed during a confrontation with police at a group home on Fernwood near Detroit Avenue in Toledo. Police were dispatched after a call that the woman had been brandishing a knife. Chief Navarre said Officer Diane Chandler, a three-year member of the police department,...
  • Babies: The Movie!

    12/09/2009 10:16:35 AM PST · by mlizzy · 15 replies · 625+ views
    Reflections of a Paralytic ^ | 12-07-09 | Chelsea Zimmerman
    This. Looks. FABULOUS!A movie celebrating the gift of life around the world. How cute are these babies?!
  • Doctors' Baby-Selling Outrage: Three Docs Charged With Peddling Newborns in Mexico City

    11/06/2009 6:02:19 PM PST · by Saije · 5 replies · 478+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | 11/6/2009 | Edecio Martinez
    Wanna buy a baby for a-thousand bucks? Three doctors and a nurse have been arrested for allegedly selling newborns after telling mothers their babies had died, at a private hospital in Mexico City, authorities said Wednesday. Police uncovered the scheme after one of the women learned her baby was alive and had been sold to another woman for 15,000 pesos, $1,130 in US dollars, said Luis Genaro, the capital's deputy attorney general. The woman gave birth to a girl in a working-class district in October 2008, Genaro said at a news conference. He said she told authorities she heard her...
  • Obama Not Watching the Results Tonight

    11/03/2009 8:12:50 PM PST · by Justaham · 53 replies · 1,845+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-3-09 | Jim Hoft
    Robert Gibbs told reporters that President Obama is not watching the results tonight. Politico reported: Hours after urging reporters not to draw sweeping conclusions from Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told POLITICO President Barack Obama wasn’t even keeping an eye on the results. “He’s not watching returns,” Gibbs said.
  • Cap-And-Trade For Babies? Holdren, Cal Your Office)

    10/19/2009 8:01:17 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 760+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 19, 2009 | IBD Editorial staffl
    Earth: An environmental writer mainstreams an idea floating around the green fringe — save the earth by population control and give carbon credits to one-child families. Are we threatened by the patter of little carbon footprints? New York Times environmental writer Andrew Revkin participated in an Oct. 14 panel discussion on climate change with other media pundits titled "Covering Climate: What's Population Got To Do With It?" People who need people they are not. In a recently rediscovered book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," co-authored with Malthus fans Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Holdren wrote that families "contribute to general social deterioration...
  • New Light on the Plight of Winter Babies

    09/23/2009 7:52:23 PM PDT · by madison10 · 28 replies · 2,151+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 23, 2009 | Justin Lahart
    Children born in the winter months already have a few strikes against them. Study after study has shown that they test poorly, don't get as far in school, earn less, are less healthy, and don't live as long as children born at other times of year. Researchers have spent years documenting the effect and trying to understand it. But economists Kasey Buckles and Daniel Hungerman at the University of Notre Dame may have uncovered an overlooked explanation for why season of birth matters. Their discovery challenges the validity of past research and highlights how seemingly safe assumptions economists make may...