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  • Kentucky bill requires care for infants surviving abortion

    01/28/2020 3:49:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 27, 2020 | Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill that would require doctors and other health workers to provide life-sustaining care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt was approved by the Kentucky Senate on Monday. The measure sailed through the Senate on a 32-0 vote and heads to the House next. It's the latest in a series of abortion-related bills to surface in the Republican-dominated legislature in recent years. The bill would require health-care workers to give “medically appropriate and reasonable life-saving and life-sustaining medical care and treatment” to protect the lives of newborns, including any infant born after...
  • Kelly's Trump tweet in NY-27 race makes Bills fans shout on Twitter (Cancel Culture)

    01/20/2020 2:22:47 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 01 20 2020 | Jay Tokasz
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is getting slammed to the turf on Twitter for supporting Republican Beth Parlato in her bid to replace former Rep. Chris Collins for New York’s 27th District seat in Congress. Kelly’s tweet on Saturday endorsing Parlato brought a blitz of replies, some of which sacked the beloved former Buffalo Bill for entering the political fray in support of a conservative candidate aligned with President Trump. Kelly’s inclusion of Trump’s twitter handle in his tweet appeared to attract the most ire. “Nooo. You just went there. The minute you mentioned Trump I’m out,” replied Kim...
  • Washington Post Poll Shows Most People Unwilling to Pay $2 Per Month Tax to Fight Climate Change

    09/29/2019 6:55:38 AM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    American Experiment ^ | September 25, 2019 | Isaac Orr
    While the climate strike and Greta Thunberg may have the limelight this week, the unwavering truth of climate and energy policy remains: people are unwilling to pay the costs associated with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. A recent poll from the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation shows that support for reducing carbon dioxide emissions withers under the slightest bit of scrutiny. The poll shows people favor taxing the wealthy to pay for increasing electricity costs, which is pretty much par for the course on every issue, and raising taxes on energy, even if that leads to higher prices. ... when people are...
  • Subway employee says she was punched by customer: 'I blacked out'

    07/14/2019 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | July 12, 2019 | Hope Schreiber
    A woman working at Subway says she was punched by an irate customer after he became enraged when she verified that his money was not counterfeit. Now Charlotte, North Carolina, police are searching for the man who attacked the local college student. Haven Neal, a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, told WSOC-TV that the interaction on Sunday was standard right until the moment the man went to pay. “I made the sandwich. Everything was fine, no problems, and then we got to the end,” she told the news station. According to Neal, when the male customer...
  • ‘This doesn’t look like the best economy ever’: 40% of Americans say they struggle to pay bills

    07/05/2019 3:12:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/05/2019 | Heather Long
    Sommer Johnson thought everything was finally coming together for her last year. She was engaged, working full time and doing well in online college classes when her fiance’s mother died a week before their wedding day — triggering a series of large and unexpected expenses that left her struggling to pay her bills and brought her to the verge of bankruptcy. “I keep hearing this is one of the best economies we’ve ever had and unemployment is down, especially among African Americans, which I am,” said Johnson, 39, who lives in Douglasville, Ga., an Atlanta suburb. “I’m looking around going,...
  • Family swamped by avalanche of bills after son’s death: despite having insurance

    06/04/2019 6:36:48 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tue 4 Jun 2019 02.00 EDT | Jessica Glenza
    After their seven-month-old son James died in hospice nearly three years ago, the Cavatores face hundreds of thousands in medical bills – despite having insurance
  • Husband kills wife, then himself in what family calls 'mercy shooting'

    05/06/2019 5:39:37 AM PDT · by Galatians328 · 42 replies
    news 4 jax ^ | May 01, 2019 | Brittany Muller
    The sister of a man who killed his wife and then himself in a San Souci home Wednesday night said he did it because he couldn't stand to see his wife suffer any longer
  • Legislators delay decision on funding I-81 improvements

    03/27/2019 8:08:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Potomac Local ^ | March 5, 2019 | Kathleen Shaw, Capital News Service
    RICHMOND — Interstate 81’s heart pumps through rural Virginia with veins that run from Tennessee to the Canadian border — a vital roadway for manufacturers, farmers and commuters. With a long track record of crashes and congestion, Virginians looked to legislators for solutions to improving the interstate. But Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, said the General Assembly passed only “a shell of a bill.” At the beginning of the session, Gov. Ralph Northam met with legislators to announce bipartisan support for finding a revenue source for improvements to Virginia’s 325-mile stretch of I-81, which accounts for 42 percent of statewide interstate...
  • House Democrats Eye Ditching Procedure That Gives Republicans a Voice

    03/07/2019 5:39:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Daly Signal ^ | March 6, 2019 | Rachel del Guidice
    House Republicans’ use of a century-old legislative procedure that helps the minority party alter or oppose measures advanced by the majority has exposed significant divisions among Democrats. Now some House Democrats want to do away with the procedure, called a motion to recommit. It allows a lawmaker in the minority to move that a bill be sent back to a committee for a particular reason. In a letter to Pelosi and three other Democrat leaders, 17 freshman Democrats ask them to “end abuse of the MTR,” referring to the motion to recommit. The two freshmen, Reps. Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania...
  • Football's Matt Leinart to Be a Father

    08/30/2006 11:26:55 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 231 replies · 8,415+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 8/29/06 | various
    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart and University of Southern California basketball player Brynn Cameron are expecting a baby in the fall, PEOPLE has learned. Leinart, 23, one of PEOPLE's 2006 Most Beautiful People, graduated from USC in December 2005 and lives in Los Angeles and Arizona. Cameron, a 20-year-old USC junior, will sit out the upcoming basketball season. "It's an exciting time in their life," says a source who knows both athletes. "They both have support from their families."
  • 5 reasons the belief that "we pay the bills at this church" is so toxic

    01/29/2019 8:03:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2019 | Thom S. Rainer
    In this file photo, a collection plate containing envelopes specifically for the victims of hurricane Katrina is passed during church service, at the Jersey Baptist Church in Pataskala, Ohio, Sunday Sept. 4, 2005. | (Photo: AP Images / Paul Vernon) One of the most toxic statements a church member or group of church members can make is, “We pay the bills at this church.” Not only is it unbiblical, it is clearly divisive. It creates an “us versus them” mentality in the church.Why is the statement so harmful? Here are five reasons. It makes giving more like paying country club...
  • Riveron: NFL will again consider making hair pulls illegal

    10/19/2018 10:21:44 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 46 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 19 October 2018 | Mike Florio
    Last Sunday, Texans defender Jadeveon Clowney dragged Bills running back Chris Ivory to the ground with a hair pull. It’s a legal maneuver. Eventually, it may not be...The easiest solution to the situation could be to place limits on hair length. However, the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently states that players cannot be disciplined in any way based on hair length.
  • Anti-toll movement may upend North Carolina’s first transportation P3

    10/12/2018 1:07:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Bond Buyer ^ | September 12, 2018 | Shelly Sigo
    North Carolina officials are trying to figure out how to unwind parts or all of a 2014 public-private partnership that is building managed toll lanes on a Charlotte-area highway.Ever since the ink dried on North Carolina’s first transportation P3 contract, the plan to relieve severe congestion in the Charlotte region has generated controversy.Public opposition remains just as fierce today to the project that will add express lanes on Interstate 77, even though more than one report says the deal with I-77 Mobility Partners LLC, a consortium led by Cintra Infraestructuras S.A., was properly authorized and permitted.The 26-mile-long project is designed...
  • The disastrous, forgotten 1996 law that created today's immigration problem

    06/18/2018 12:13:46 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies
    https://www.vox.com ^ | Apr 28, 2016, 8:40am EDT | By Dara Lind
    Both sides of the aisle agree that the current US immigration system is broken. It's why immigration's stayed a hot-button political issue and policy debate, and part of what has made Donald Trump the likely 2016 Republican nominee for president. But the system hasn't always been broken. Or rather, it hasn't always been broken in this particular way. Everyone remembers that in 1986, President Ronald Reagan passed an "amnesty" law. But what most people don't know is that in 1996 — fresh off the heels of signing welfare reform, and two years after signing the "crime bill" — President Bill...
  • Maryland rakes in millions of dollars from toll fines, penalties

    06/14/2018 1:12:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    SFGate ^ | April 28, 2018 | Luz Lazo, the Washington Post
    Maryland's stepped-up efforts to collect unpaid tolls are raking in millions of dollars for the state - outpacing the growth in toll revenue itself. State lawmakers and consumer protection groups say the crackdown - which includes referring thousands of delinquent accounts to collections - is punitive and predatory and is pushing Marylanders into debt - and in some cases bankruptcy. Transportation officials say they are only enforcing tolls motorists should be paying anyway - a major shift from years past when the state allowed scofflaws to run up hefty amounts in unpaid tolls and fines without consequences. "Certainly, we want...
  • Americans are more anxious than ever over paying their bills

    05/08/2018 11:39:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    nypost ^ | 05/08/2018 | Jacob Passy
    Americans are stressed out. People are plagued by financial anxiety, according to the results of an annual poll of 1,004 adults conducted by the American Psychiatric Association released Monday. This year’s national anxiety score — derived by mean scores on a scale of zero to 100 — is 51, a five-point jump since 2017. Two-thirds of respondents said they were extremely or somewhat anxious about paying their bills or expenses. Last year, 56 percent of people reported financial worries. But some people are more worried than others about finances. Women are more anxious than men and also had a greater...
  • 4 anti-abortion bills approved by Louisiana House committee

    04/05/2018 3:26:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | 4/4/18 | Maria Clark
    A Louisiana House committee voted favorably on four anti-abortion bills Wednesday (April 4). Three of the bills (House bills 287, 273 and 338) are amended versions of three similar proposals that have been tied up in a federal court battle since they were first approved during the 2016 legislative session. House Bill 449, which proposes the Louisiana Department of Health offer information about adoption as an alternative to abortion on their website, was the only new legislation. Proponents of the bills speaking during Wednesday’s house committee on health and welfare meeting said they hoped the clarified language would make it...
  • Here’s What Congress Is Doing to Tackle School Safety

    03/12/2018 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | March 7, 2018 | John Malcolm and Lindsey M. Burke
    In the wake of the recent horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a number of proposals involving federal grant programs have been offered in Congress to try to address the critical issue of school safety. Empowering states and localities to implement evidence-based programs that meet their needs represents a sensible approach. Among the proposals under consideration is the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, which has been introduced in the House by Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., a former sheriff, and in the Senate by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Both House...
  • Stand-up team: No Philadelphia Eagles players knelt for national anthem in 2017

    02/04/2018 11:47:22 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl but you can’t stand the NFL take-a-knee protests, you may want to root for the Philadelphia Eagles. Not a single Eagles player sat or knelt during the national anthem, one of just seven teams with perfect non-kneeling records, in a season that saw 684 such incidents, according to a study released Thursday by Sports Pundit. The other Super Bowl LII team, the New England Patriots, landed in the middle of the pack with 17 incidents of anthem sitting or kneeling, wedged between the Buffalo Bills with 16 and the Cleveland Browns with...
  • Bills stadium worker quits following team anthem protests

    09/25/2017 10:18:52 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 25 September 2017 | Brett Bodner
    When the Bills took a knee a stadium worker chose to take a walk. New Era Field employee Erich Nikischer quit his job at the stadium after 30 years Sunday after several Bills players knelt during the national anthem and others locked arms in response to President Donald Trump's remarks. "I waited until the National Anthem ended, I took off my shirt, threw my Bills hat on the ground, walked out," Nikischer told WGRZ. He also said he will never go back to New Era Field again and he won't watch another NFL game until protests stop.