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  • Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate

    11/08/2010 10:21:24 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 87 replies
    *** The black community's 72 percent rate eclipses that of most other groups: 17 percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 percent. This issue entered the public consciousness in 1965, when a now famous government report by future senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan described a "tangle of pathology" among blacks that fed a 24 percent black "illegitimacy" rate. The white rate then was 4 percent....
  • The Cole babies: Years later, they search for identity

    11/07/2010 7:43:38 AM PST · by Saije · 56 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/7/2010 | Audra D. S. Burch
    Cyn Bird grabbed a torn piece of notebook paper to scribble the secrets spilling from her mother's mouth as she neared death: The mysterious Miami doctor named Katherine Cole who delivered and supposedly sold babies to couples. The phone call on Jan. 12, 1962, that a baby girl with sky blue eyes was available. The $2,500 price tag. After 46 years, Bird had learned the stunning truth about her birth from her mother. Bird was adopted. Illegally. ``How do you wake up at my age and realize you have no idea who you really are?'' asks Bird, a New Jersey...
  • Time to FIGHT for life and liberty. We are going to Boehner's office. Can you join us?

    11/04/2010 8:05:44 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 9 replies
    E-mail/Randall Terry ^ | 11-4-10 | Randall Terry
    We are holding our first press conference and demonstration at the Canon Building on Friday, November 5.Please Join us, or Support usHello Pro-life Friend. The thought that Nancy Pelosi will no longer be the speaker is a GREAT JOY!!! I can hardly stop grinning. But, this is just one step on a long journey. Babies are still being butchered, and all the other ills and evils that plagued our nation are still rampant. If we are going to restore this Republic, this is not the time to party; it is time to press those in power to give us ACTION,...
  • Don't expect us to pay benefits for unlimited babies, says minister

    10/07/2010 9:05:46 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4:19 PM on 7th October 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A Cabinet minister was branded 'abhorrent' today after saying that the state should not provide limitless support to benefits claimants with large families. Campaigners reacted with fury after the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt savaged the policy of sizeable handouts totalling more than the average household earns. Mr Hunt claimed that the Government's proposed cap on benefits reflected the need for claimants to 'take responsibility' for their children.
  • 40 Days for Life Pro-Life Campaign Saves 138 Babies From Abortion

    10/05/2010 9:28:58 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies ^ | October 5, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    40 Days for Life Pro-Life Campaign Saves 138 Babies From Abortion Washington, DC -- The national 40 Days for Life campaign continues producing live-saving dividends for the hundreds of cities where local pro-life people are praying and helping women outside abortion centers find alternatives. Organizers say that they can confirm 138 babies have been spared from abortion so far.
  • Black Panthers: King Samir Says Whites Use Black Babies As ‘Alligator Bait,’ Laments FOX

    09/29/2010 8:46:31 AM PDT · by · 46 replies
    Well, it looks like the New Black Panther Party is finally back in the news once again. A couple of months ago, as many of you will remember, Attorney General Eric Holder dropped the voter intimidation case against the Philadelphia chapter after they were caught on video carrying batons at a polling station in ’08, which led to a firestorm of videos being released against the group. Now, a new video has surfaced showing King Samir saying that whites use black babies as ‘alligator bait’, while lambasting Fox News for the coverage after it was found the case was dropped....
  • AFL-CIO Joins Communists, La Raza, ACLU, Other Unions in Voter Registration Drive

    08/27/2010 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/27/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Looks like the AFL-CIO is no longer even trying to hide the fact that it no longer sports a traditionally American political outlook. The labor union has announced that it is joining a voter registration drive called One Nation Working Together. This coalition is filled with some of the most extremely leftist groups in America today including the ACLU, Enviro extremists, La Raza, Code Pink, various anti-war groups, and the Communist Party USA. This new move by the AFL-CIO finds hearty support from the People's World newspaper, a publication dedicated to communism and the "direct descendent" of the communist Daily...
  • Birthing Camel Babies Is not for the Faint of Heart, Perry Farmers Say

    08/16/2010 1:28:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NewsOK ^ | August 15, 2010 | SONYA COLBERG
    Ralph and Wynona Passow bought their first camels a decade ago to rid their farm of weeds. The camel herd has grown to more than 30.Lanky legs and neck sprawled too far forward, then too far backward. That black, furry newborn was going to stand and nurse somehow, Passow decided. The mother camel blinked long, dreamy eyelashes and watched carefully as Passow coaxed the big baby to the mother's side. "The females are lovely," Ralph Passow said, watching his wife try to turn the baby toward the patient mother. "But the male camels will kill you." About 30 minutes earlier,...
  • Mystery of Mummified Babies Surrounds 'Jean M. Barrie' (Follow-up Story..)

    08/20/2010 7:38:05 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies · 1+ views
    KTLA-TV Los Angeles ^ | August 20, 2010 | Chip Yost
    LOS ANGELES -- Investigators are trying to learn more about a woman named Jean M. Barrie as they work to unravel the mystery of two mummified babies found wrapped in historic newspapers in a Westlake apartment building. Authorities began autopsies on the babies' remains Thursday. Investigators plan to use DNA testing to determine whether the babies were related. Toxicology tests will also be performed to help determine the cause of death. The grim discovery was made Tuesday evening in the 800 block of Lake Street, near James M. Wood Boulevard. Workers were clearing out the basement for renovations when they...
  • Mummified Babies from 1930s Found in L.A. Apartment Building

    08/18/2010 11:06:37 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 39 replies
    KTLA News ^ | August 18, 2010 | Eric Spillman
    LOS ANGELES -- An investigation is under way after the skeletal remains of two babies, believed to be at least 70 years old, were found wrapped in historic newspapers in the basement of an apartment building in the Westlake District of Los Angeles. The grim discovery was made Tuesday evening in the 800 block of Lake Street, near James M. Wood Boulevard. Workers were clearing out the basement for renovations when they spotted the remains inside a steamer trunk, LAPD Lt. Cory Palka said. The babies' bodies were wrapped in Los Angeles Times newspapers dated between 1930 and 1934. News...
  • Babies refusing to make eye contact with President Obama

    08/12/2010 11:48:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    daily caller ^ | 8/12/10 | NY Magazine
    Conservatives despise him. Many liberals remain stubbornly unimpressed. Now, even babies — sweet, lovable, barely sentient babies — have turned on President Obama, the man with whom they once invested so much hope. Though he tries time and again to connect with these impressionable young citizens, it is all in vain, for his overtures are met only with cold shoulders. Tiny, cold shoulders.
  • Shoplifter Leaves Behind Precious Merchandise: Her Baby

    08/02/2010 8:33:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 5+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Mon, Aug 2, 2010 | TODD WRIGHT
    Women tried to steal $256 worth of clothes from JCPenney Two women's well planned scheme to steal clothes from a JCPenney was almost executed flawlessly, except for one minor detail. They forgot the 10-month-old infant they brought along for the caper. Because of the oversight, Crystal Whitaker, 23, and her 16-year old accomplice were arrested over the weekend. Whitaker was slapped with a slew of charges, including child neglect, child abuse and theft for the crime, which took place Friday at a JCPenney in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post reported. The two women brought the baby along as...
  • Soldier in Afghanistan Able to See Daughter’s Birth in Missouri!

    07/29/2010 6:48:23 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 6 replies
    Reflections of a Paralytic ^ | 7-29-10 | Chelsea Zimmerman
    This is just awesome!!! From the Jefferson City News Tribune: HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Army Capt. David Cooper was in Afghanistan when his daughter was born in Missouri. But thanks to technology, he was able to not only witness the birth but help coach his wife through labor. David and his wife Laurie used Skype and, though they had some trouble connecting throughout the day, it worked perfectly for two hours before Charlotte Rose was born. Laurie says she and hospital staff were able to see the sun come up in Afghanistan as the baby was being born just after...
  • Bodies Of Eight New-Born Babies Found

    07/28/2010 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Sky News ^ | July 28th 2010 | Alex Watts
    A couple have been arrested after the bodies of eight new-born babies were found at a house in northern France. The corpses were discovered in individual plastic bags hidden around the property in the village of Villers-au-Tertre, about 35 miles from Lille. A French judicial official said the parents of the babies have been detained. The couple are both in their 40s. Officers began searching the house after a tip-off two days ago, French news agency AFP reported. It said they initially found two bodies, then brought in sniffer dogs and found six more in the house and garden. Local...
  • Jersey City mom goes partying and leaves three tots, including 7-month-old, home alone: cops

    07/18/2010 7:55:29 PM PDT · by nmh · 52 replies · 2+ views
    New Jersey Star Ledger ^ | 7/18/10 | Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal
    A 20-year-old Jersey City mother Jessica Figueroa, has been charged with endangering the welfare of her two toddlers and her 7-month-old baby after leaving them at home alone for hours Saturday night into early Sunday while she allegedly went clubbing in Manhattan, police said. ... No harm came to any of the children thanks to neighbors who took care of the three tots after finding a tearful 3-year-old boy and his NAKED 2-year-old sister roaming the second-floor hallway of the family's Arlington Avenue apartment building at about 8:15 p.m. with no adult supervision, police spokesman Lt. Edgar Martinez said.
  • Babies born outside working hours are 'more likely to die' (Government HC)

    07/16/2010 12:36:32 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The UK Telegraph ^ | July 16, 2010 | Rebecca Smith
    Research involving one million births over 20 years found that those born outside the normal nine to five Monday to Friday working hours were more likely to die. The principle cause of death in these infants was lack of oxygen which can be due to a lack of senior clinical staff to spot the problem and react quickly. The researchers from Cambridge University said the overall increased risk was small, the difference of one or two extra deaths per 10,000 live babies born, but extra staffing would minimise the problem. It comes after research published last month found patients were...
  • Arizona governor to illegals: If your child is a U.S. citizen, take him back home with you

    06/11/2010 7:11:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 1,292+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Nervous looks now being exchanged in Republican corridors of power.” To listen to the media, you’d think opposition to birthright citizenship is the province of alleged fringe-dwellers like Rand Paul (and George Will!). Not so: Per a Rasmussen poll taken last week, 58 percent of likely voters oppose it. That’s not exactly what Brewer’s talking about, though. Her point is that even if a kid is an American citizen — and presumably, even if he was born and raised here and speaks only English — we don’t cut his parents a break on amnesty. If deporting them means...
  • Arizona's Next Immigration Target: Children of Illegals

    06/11/2010 4:54:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 796+ views ^ | June 11, 2010 | ADAM KLAWONN
    "Anchor babies" isn't a very endearing term, but in Arizona those are the words being used to tag children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. While not new, the term is increasingly part of the local vernacular because the primary authors of the nation's toughest and most controversial immigration law are targeting these tots - the legal weights that anchor many undocumented aliens in the U.S. - for their next move. Buoyed by recent public opinion polls suggesting they're on the right track with illegal immigration, Arizona Republicans will likely introduce legislation this fall that would deny birth certificates...
  • Toxic chemicals finding their way into the womb

    06/03/2010 8:34:55 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 6 replies · 552+ views
    CNN ^ | 6-3-10 | Stephanie Smith
    Five years ago Molly and Zachery Gray were in the midst of a dark, lonely spiral. It began with Molly's first miscarriage. "It was a really emotional process of being so joyful and so happy and ready to make that step into parenthood and that being pulled away from you," said Molly, 32. "[The pregnancy is] happening and all of a sudden it's gone. It's really hard." After a second miscarriage the Grays were on a desperate hunt for answers. After Molly got pregnant a third time, she heard about a small study to test the blood of pregnant women...
  • 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...
  • Call for more babies as China turns to grey

    09/19/2009 8:31:02 PM PDT · by Saije · 15 replies · 946+ views
    London Times ^ | 9/20/2009 | Michael Sheridan
    WHEN the head of family planning in Shanghai said young couples should have more babies because the city was growing old, it sounded like a statement of the obvious. Yet within days there was a storm of comment on the internet and in state media as people asked whether this meant the government was preparing to relax its one-child policy. There are signs officials are rethinking the ban, which has prevented 400m births since 1979, because on present trends China’s population will begin to decline by the middle of the century. By then, India will have overtaken it as the...
  • Stop My Daughter Having Babies!

    08/30/2009 12:33:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 22 replies · 1,911+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 8/30/2009 | Marnie O'Neill
    SHE'S had six, possibly seven children, all to different fathers. Four were sent to live with their grandmother and at least one, police believe, has been murdered. Kate Elizabeth Hutchinson, 36, gave birth to her latest child in a Lismore psychiatric ward 10 days ago. The baby boy has since been removed from her care. Now, her estranged mother is begging authorities to stop her getting pregnant again. "Somebody, please, somebody has to do something to stop her from having any more babies,'' Helen Hutchinson said last week. "It's as much for her sake as it is for the children's....
  • Babies Understand Dogs, Bark-matching Study Finds

    08/28/2009 9:34:31 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 4,614+ views
    sciencedaily ^ | July 21, 2009
    New research shows babies have a handle on the meaning of different dog barks – despite little or no previous exposure to dogs. Infants just 6 months old can match the sounds of an angry snarl and a friendly yap to photos of dogs displaying threatening and welcoming body language. The new findings come on the heels of a study from the same Brigham Young University lab showing that infants can detect mood swings in Beethoven’s music. Though the mix of dogs and babies sounds silly, experiments of this kind help us understand how babies learn so rapidly. Long before...
  • Evian Roller Babies

    08/24/2009 8:26:43 PM PDT · by RDTF · 5 replies · 855+ views
    You Tube ^ | July 2009 | Evian
    Evian Roller Babies International Version
  • Woman pregnant with 12 babies

    08/17/2009 6:14:54 AM PDT · by Scythian · 34 replies · 1,731+ views
    A WOMAN is soon to deliver a record-breaking 12 BABIES, it was claimed today. The teacher is expecting six boys and six girls, according to reports. She conceived the tots following fertility treatment, after suffering a number of miscarriages. British fertility experts confirmed the extraordinary pregnancy in Gafsa, Tunisia, was possible - but carried "colossal" risks. The mum - who has not yet been named - reportedly told doctors she was "feeling fine and looking forward to hugging her six boys and six girls".
  • Is Cap and Trade for Babies Next?

    08/15/2009 10:31:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 827+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/13/2009 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Just when you thought you'd seen everything, a pair of scientists at Oregon State University has published a study arguing that any effort to limit carbon emissions must consider the impact of "reproductive choices" on the ecological equation. Paul A. Murtaugh and Michael G. Schlax make their case in "Reproduction and the Carbon Legacies of Individuals," published in the journal, Global Environmental Change. "While population growth is obviously a key component of projections of carbon emissions at a global level, there has been relatively little emphasis on the environmental consequences of the reproductive choices of an individual person," they argue....
  • Indian Activists Blast Ritual of Dropping Babies Off Mosque Roof

    07/31/2009 9:42:20 AM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 30 replies · 1,391+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, July 31, 2009 | AP Staff
    NEW DELHI — Rights activists lashed out Friday at local officials who allowed hundreds of infants to be dropped from the roof of a mosque in western India in the belief that the fall — which ends when the babies are caught in a bedsheet — would ensure good health and prosperity for their families. The ritual at the Baba Umer Durga, a Muslim shrine, is believed to have been followed for nearly 700 years, and each year hundreds of people, both Hindus and Muslims, take part in the ritual. The infants, mostly under two years old, were dangled Thursday...
  • Family Pet Snatches Infant from Crib

    07/21/2009 9:56:00 PM PDT · by politicalmerc · 93 replies · 2,472+ views
    Kentucky Herald-Leader ^ | July 21, 2009 | Greg Kocher
    NICHOLASVILLE — A newborn baby that had just come home suffered cuts and puncture wounds Monday after a family dog snatched it from a crib and apparently took it into the woods, police said. Officials did not release the name of the infant or his parents, but they said the 3-day-old boy was in intensive care at University of Kentucky Hospital. The infant was snatched about 1 p.m. Monday on Beaumont Road north of Nicholasville, said Jessamine County Deputy Sheriff Anthony Purcell. The infant, who was taken home Sunday, was in a crib when a Native American Indian dog took...
  • Onederful year - Cochran quads near 1st birthday (Mississippi)

    07/08/2009 4:33:32 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 5 replies · 500+ views
    SUN HERALD ^ | July 8, 2009 | By KAREN NELSON
    HURLEY — The Cochran quadruplets have more than quadrupled in size. And they’re nearing their first birthday in a new house, where each eventually will have his and her own bedrooms. Mom Sandra and Dad Matt have been scrimping and saving since pregnancy to build the new home on a high school coach’s salary. They got it finished just in the nick of time, Sandra said, because the Cochran family, with a 4-year-old and four 10-month-olds, has outgrown the house trailer. The quads were born in August, and since they arrived home in the fall, they have slept in...
  • Babies Remember Traumatic Events

    07/06/2009 5:20:33 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 62 replies · 1,506+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, July 6, 2009 | Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
    The prevailing view among parents, the general public and mental health professionals that infants as young as six months old "do not remember" traumatic events that happen to them or to their loved ones has recently been disproved, a professor of infant mental health said at a Jerusalem conference on Sunday.... [snip] ... Most professionals and parents have pooh-poohed this idea because infants and young toddlers do not have the verbal ability to describe the trauma, but it nevertheless is stored in their brains, she asserted....[snip]... People are wrong to assume that when traumatized infants grow up and don't speak...
  • Study: Women look away more from abnormal babies

    06/24/2009 10:18:44 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 24 replies · 1,444+ views
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | 24 June 2009 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON – Puzzling new research suggests women have a harder time than men looking at babies with facial birth defects. It's a surprise finding. Psychiatrists from the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, who were studying perceptions of beauty, had expected women to spend more time than men cooing over pictures of extra-cute babies. Nope. Instead, the small study being published Wednesday raises more questions than it can answer. First the background: The McLean team already had studied men and women looking at photos of adults' faces on a computer screen. They rated facial beauty, and could do various keystrokes to watch the...