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  • In 5 Minutes, Lila Rose and Kristan Hawkins Expose the $1 Billion Abortion Industry

    10/21/2014 2:50:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | 10.21.14 | Josh Shepherd
    Recently appearing on a live presentation broadcast in 1,400 churches nationwide, Lila Rose and Kristan Hawkins shared with Tony Perkins of Family Research Council how they became pro-life activists at age 15 — inspired to speak up for the pre-born who have no voice: Rose, who heads up the new media movement Live Action, quickly provides a few key statistics on “the sheer loss of life — what abortion is doing to women, to men, to our society”: Over 1 million American children are lost per year to the violence of abortion Led by Planned Parenthood, the abortion industry in...
  • Chances are your teen is looking at porn. But it’s worse than that.

    10/21/2014 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 77 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 10.20.14 | Jonathon van Maren
    I live in a quiet subdivision in rural Ontario. I mean very quiet—all summer long, I rarely saw any kids outside biking or playing street hockey or running flimsy lemonade stands or just roughhousing around outside. Then, the day school started, I was shocked when I left my house in the morning and I saw kids everywhere, backpacks in tow, heading to bus stops and walking to the nearby school. This many kids live in my neighborhood? I thought to myself. Where were they all summer? There are a number of possible answers, of course. Some were probably on vacation....
  • Local dad pushes for Down Syndrome awareness plates

    10/20/2014 7:57:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WTOP ^ | 10/18/2014 | Kathy Stewart
    WASHINGTON -- For the last 30 years, October has been officially known as Down Syndrome Awareness month. That's why local father Brian Schwetz has chosen October to launch his effort to get a "special interest" license plate for Virginia approved. Schwetz and his wife are parents of a 2 1/2-year-old little girl with Down Syndrome. One out of every 700 babies born in the U.S. has Down syndrome, which is associated with an intellectual disability. Babies with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome, also called Trisomy 21. "We noticed that Maryland already has one and a handful of...
  • Overcoming odds, MMA fighter with Down syndrome preps for first fight

    10/20/2014 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    FOX ^ | October 20, 2014 | Alexandria Hein
    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are known for their tough mentality and stop-at-nothing attitudes, so it’s no surprise that even though Garrett “G Money” Holeve has Down syndrome, he has muted his doubters and is fighting his way into the cage. On November 8, Holeve will enter the cage for his first sanctioned fight against David “Cerebral Assassin” Steffan. The fight between Holeve and Steffan, a former Special Olympian who was born with cerebral palsy, has been approved by Spire Sanctioning – an amateur MMA sanctioning body – and is being sponsored by Fighting for Autism.
  • Abortion Activist: De-Funding Planned Parenthood a Bigger Threat Than Ebola

    10/20/2014 6:57:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Carole Novielli
    Over at the People’s Cube blog where they claim to “cure weak liberalism with strong communism” they have put into perspective the Ebola scare in light of – are you ready for it- ABORTION! No, they are not referring to the millions of babies already slaughtered and the thousands that are killed every day from abortion. People’s Cube author Commissarka Pinkie wants you to “put the scare into perspective.“ plannedparenthood109Lest you think this is finally a voice of reason- think again ! Commissarka Pinkie writes, “The hysteria over Ebola has gotten so out of hand lately, that President Obama was...
  • 'It's murder and they will feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Michael Brown's....

    10/20/2014 6:38:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.20.14 | Daniel Bates for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE - 'It's murder and they will feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Michael Brown's family react angrily to leak of Darren Wilson's testimony The family of Michael Brown have said that the cop who shot him dead will 'feel the wrath of God's vengeance' after the officer claimed he was acting in self defense. Sheryl Davis, Brown's aunt, told MailOnline that she believes Darren Wilson committed murder and that he will suffer retribution in a 'mighty way'. She said that Wilson's actions were 'evil' and that he will be punished by a higher power for what he...
  • Abortion CEO committed to keeping Tiller’s legacy alive endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansa

    10/20/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Ben Johnson
    FULL TITLE: Abortion CEO committed to ‘keeping Tiller’s legacy alive’ endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansas A longtime associate of abortionist George Tiller, who is now the CEO of her own Wichita abortion facility, has thrown her support behind Greg Orman in his bid to defeat Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas. “As CEO of South Wind Women’s Center, an organization that provides reproductive health care to Kansas women, I am disheartened that, once again, the lives of women are up for debate,” Julie Burkhart wrote in The Wichita Eagle. “We live in a time when...
  • Planned Parenthood to open $9 million abortion facility in NYC, ‘the abortion capital of the world’

    10/20/2014 6:17:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Dustin Siggins
    Planned Parenthood is about to bring a mammoth new abortion facility to New York City, sometimes called the abortion capital of the world because of its ponderous abortion rate. Planned Parenthood official Joan Malin told The New York Times that the facility, which will cost $9 million to build, will perform 17,500 abortions a year when it is complete. Malin also said that Planned Parenthood's patient visits in the city's other boroughs have gone up by 26 percent since 2008. More than 10 percent of Planned Parenthood's "patients" come from Queens, according to Malin. The Queens location will make the...
  • Kansas: Pro-Abortion Greg Orman Literally Run’s Away From Voter’s Abortion Question

    10/20/2014 5:43:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Greg Orman is running as an independent in Kansas, a conservative pro-life state, by hoping to avoid being seen as a liberal candidate out of step with Midwestern voters on most issues. Pro-life groups have highlighted Orman’s abortion support and he has been running away from his position. he’s literally running away from voters, as Free Beacon reports: At a parade in Kansas on Saturday, the “independent” candidate running for Senate ran away without answering a woman’s question about his stance on abortion. After the incident, documented by America Rising, the woman said Orman completely dismissed her question in an...
  • Abortion Champion Wendy Davis Sells Baby Onesies

    10/20/2014 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Katie Yoder
    The media’s “conscience on abortion” is profiting off of babies – in more ways than one. Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ online campaign store is selling baby onesies for a $20 contribution. The messages on the clothing read, “Wendy Davis for Texas” and “Generation Wendy.” (Ironic for a candidate the media showcased as an abortion heroine.) The product description read: “Let everyone know that you’re raising the next generation of Texas Democrats with this Wendy Davis onesie. Union made in the USA.” The baby sizes divided into 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 months. Other paraphernalia boasted messages...
  • Mothers petition Disney for a hero with Down syndrome

    10/20/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LA daily News ^ | 10.20.14 | Dana Bartholomew
    Walt Disney Studios has for nearly a century featured disabled characters in its animated cartoons, from a none-too-bright Dopey to Nemo and his damaged fin. Now a Bay Area couple has asked for one more from the media giant: a princess who has Down syndrome in common with their daughter. In the past two weeks, their Care2.com petition to persuade the Burbank studio has garnered more than 30,000 signatures from around the world. “We love Walt Disney,” said Keston Ott-Dahl, 48, of Antioch, whose 15-month-old Delaney Skye has high-functioning Down syndrome. “When I see her mesmerized by Disney princesses, it...
  • Pornography is a tough sell

    10/20/2014 9:34:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | No Date Supplied | Jon Sorensen
    We all know that pornography consumption around the world is at an epidemic level, and it’s no secret that it’s having disastrous effects on relationships, marriages, and society at large. The problem is only exacerbated by the availability of pornography online. According to the website covenanteyes.com, more than 1 in 8 Internet searches are for erotic content. 67% of children admit to clearing their Internet history to hide their online activity, while 79% of accidental exposures to Internet porn among kids take place in the home. Equally disturbing is the fact that 56% of divorce cases involve one party having...
  • Down syndrome: When my daughter was born, my doctor said she probably wouldn’t live until 3

    10/20/2014 9:14:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | 10.20.14 | Michelle Sie Whitten
    When my daughter was born with Down syndrome 11 years ago, I was told by my doctor that she probably wouldn’t live until 3 years old. Beyond that, I was terrified that she would be ostracized or abused by society. Through parenting my brilliant daughter, my fear turned into amazement – amazement at all she could do. There are so many myths, misconceptions and outdated information out there, I wanted to write and let people know a few truths during this, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. In fact, we, at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, talk about the Two Syndromes,...
  • Pro-Life Tennessee Congresswoman: Vote Yes on Amendment 1

    10/20/2014 9:06:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Rep. Diane Black is one of the pro-life women members of Congress who is a consistent pro-life voter and outspoken on he issue of protecting unborn babies from abortion. In a new column at the Tennessean newspaper, Black explains why it’s important for pro-life voters to support Amendment 1. The Planned Parenthood abortion business is spending heavily to stop the Amendment, who would enable the Tennessee legislature to pass legislation that would protect women and save unborn children from abortions. Here’s what this pro-life Congresswoman has to say: tennessee3From my time in Congress to my years as a nurse in...
  • Judge: Lawsuit in police death of man with Down Syndrome can move forward

    10/19/2014 10:41:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 10.16.14 | Peter Hermann
    A federal judge in Maryland ruled Thursday that a wrongful-death lawsuit against three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies can move forward over claims of gross negligence for forcibly removing a young man with Down syndrome from a movie theater. Robert Ethan Saylor died, which generated outrage among parents of children with Down syndrome and advocacy groups across the country. U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson was just as scathing, writing in his 54-page ruling that “a man died over the cost of a movie ticket.” The Saylor family’s claims that Maryland authorities failed to adequately train the deputies to handle people...
  • Opposing clinic inspections protects the abortion industry. Women? Not so much.

    10/19/2014 9:06:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.19.14 | Adam Peters
    President Obama has been accused of trying to silence his critics. Apparently he’s silencing his supporters now, too. That was Gwyneth Paltrow’s experience, anyway. Obama was attending a Democratic fundraiser organized by the Hollywood star when he allegedly robbed Paltrow of her ability to communicate. After describing herself as one of the president’s “biggest fans,” Ms. Paltrow went on to declare, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.” As a heterosexual man, I’m probably not the most qualified person to evaluate President Obama’s physical attractiveness. What I can say is that no matter how handsome someone might be, there...
  • After an abortion: a look into the recovery room

    10/19/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.18.14 | Sarah Terzo
    Carol Everett owned two abortion clinics and was the director of four. She eventually became pro-life and now speaks about her experiences. Like nearly all abortion clinics, Everett’s clinics had “recovery rooms” where women could stay after their abortions until the anesthesia wore off or they felt well enough to leave. Everett says there were two main reactions among women right after their abortions: …[T]here are two reactions in the recovery room. The first one is: I’ve killed my baby. And even then, it amazed me that that was the first time they called it a baby and the first...
  • Early Christian Teachings on Abortion

    10/19/2014 4:27:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | No date provided | Catholic Answers
    The Catholic Church has always condemned abortion as a grave evil. Christian writers from the first-century author of the Didache to Pope John Paul II in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae ("The Gospel of Life") have maintained that the Bible forbids abortion, just as it forbids murder. This tract will provide some examples of this consistent witness from the writings of the Fathers of the Church. As the early Christian writer Tertullian pointed out, the law of Moses ordered strict penalties for causing an abortion. We read, "If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely...
  • Al Sharpton is returning to Ferguson for four days in order (Truncated)

    10/19/2014 4:24:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Mia De Graaf for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Al Sharpton is returning to Ferguson for four days in order to draw national attention to the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to hold a four-day tribute for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson at the end of this month. Sharpton will be in the Missouri town from October 31 to November 4 in reference to the four hours that the teenager's body was left lying on the street. Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a Friday report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence...
  • New York toddler is 'beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend after...

    10/19/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.19.14 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: New York toddler is 'beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend after she accidentally soiled herself' A 3-year-old girl in New York City died Saturday after her mother's boyfriend allegedly beat her to death in a fit of rage when she accidentally soiled herself. Cops found little Jeida Torres unconscious and unresponsive about 3:50pm Saturday in an apartment in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. Police had been called by a neighbor who heard the child screaming inside the place. 'I saw the paramedics run out with little girl wrapped in a blanket,' neighbor Keith Best, 43, told the New York...
  • Three Fallacies in the “Dress Code Debates”

    10/19/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | No Date Supplied | Trent Horn
    There have been a lot of news stories recently about students in middle school, high school, and even college,protesting dress codes that they say are sexist and discriminate against women. However, as I read the articles about these incidents I noticed three common fallacies, or errors in reasoning, when it comes to modesty and the need for dress codes. Either/Or Fallacy Also called “the fallacy of the false dilemma,” it occurs when only two solutions for a problem are presented while other solutions are neglected or excluded. When it comes to the distraction caused by immodest dress, this fallacy occurs...
  • Ferguson Protesters Target Walmart

    10/19/2014 11:55:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    nationalreview ^ | 10.17.14 | Ryan Lovelace
    When protesters first swarmed the streets of Ferguson, Mo., earlier this summer, they blamed the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown on racist police brutality and decried law enforcement’s response as evidence of the militarization of police in their community. After another black teenager was shot to death in an altercation with a police officer in the metropolitan St. Louis area earlier this month, protesters again took to the streets.
  • [Schizophrenia Treatment:] Risperdal and Invega Side Effects: Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

    10/18/2014 8:49:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Legal Examiner ^ | 10.16.14 | Craig Kelley, Attorney-at-Law
    The lawsuits surrounding Risperdal allege inappropriate marketing as well as failure to warn issues. While Johnson & Johnson alleges Risperdal helps countless people throughout the world who suffer from debilitating mental illnesses, it also has caused embarrassing side effects further contributing to the problems it claims to address. In September of 2012, Johnson & Johnson settled one such lawsuit with a 21 year old who had taken Risperdal and grown breasts which had to be surgically removed. The settlement was allegedly agreed to by Johnson & Johnson in order to avoid having the Judge in the trial order Chief Executive...
  • Transgender teen first in the state of Georgia to be elected to high school's homecoming court

    10/18/2014 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.18.14 | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    An openly transgender Georgia teen was elected to her high school's homecoming court in an election believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Sage Lovell, 16, of Marietta, was elected to Walton High School's homecoming court among four other women chosen out of 50 nominees at the school. 'I couldn't stop smiling,' said Lovell told CBS 46, who said she heard word of her victory while in her homeroom class. 'My entire homeroom erupted in very loud cheering. Apparently it was able to be heard from across the school.' On Friday night, the Walton High School...
  • Is Ferguson officer about to be CLEARED over killing of unarmed Michael Brown? ......

    10/18/2014 6:39:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.18.14 | Mia De Graaf for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Is Ferguson officer about to be CLEARED over killing of unarmed Michael Brown? Al Sharpton leads outcry after report there is not enough evidence to charge cop who says he was 'in fear of his life' Reverend Al Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence to charge a police officer over the shooting of Michael Brown. Details revealed by the New York Times included the first account of the shooting to come from Darren Wilson - who says he struggled with Brown in his squad car and...
  • Markets & Ebola: Confusion, Containment, & Complexity

    10/18/2014 3:47:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 10.18.14 | Tyler Durden
    Via Scotiabank's Guy Haselmann, Ebola Must Be Contained Now President Obama and western governments are beginning to appreciate the scale of the Ebola crisis. Unfortunately, the highly deadly virus remains rampant in western Africa and is spreading there at an alarmingly exponential rate. Playing defense by trying to defend our borders will be insufficient since infected travels will not be identified give the long incubation period. However, health officials are doing an admirable and prudent job immediately quarantining all victims and tracing all of their contacts. Yet, the West must play offensive and snuff the virus out at its source....
  • The Blessed Virgin's Guide to Catholic Modesty

    10/18/2014 8:43:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 300 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | No Date supplied. | Michelle Arnold
    You want to see a ruckus in Catholic cyberspace? All you have to do is link together the words Catholic and modesty or, better, Blessed Virgin and pants. Simcha Fisher, who writes for the National Catholic Register, rode on the skirt-tails of "Pants!" to Catholic blogging superstardom a few years back with a couple of hysterical posts on the subject (here and here). The administrator at the Catholic Answers Forums tells me that she sometimes fantasizes about banning the subject of women's clothing as a topic of conversation on the forums because there are few topics more likely to start...
  • Letter to editor: Not all pro-life people are religious

    10/18/2014 1:42:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.18.14 | Guest
    Hello, everybody. I’m 19 years old, and %100 pro-life. I’m also an atheist. But before you decide to stop reading this, you deserve to know a few things about me. I was born and raised in a Catholic family. I was baptized a month old, went to Sunday school, and went to church every Sunday. Okay, I went most Sundays. I also know that there are other divisions of Christianity, as well as other religions, and I respect your spirituality, what ever it may be. I stopped breathing twice the day I was born. They doctor didn’t think I would...
  • Male high school students dressed like female celebrities told to go home

    10/17/2014 9:12:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    FOX31 ^ | 10.17.14 | CNN WIRE
    RANDLE, Wash. — When administrators at White Pass Jr. Sr. High School asked students to dress up as their favorite celebrities for Spirit Week, Mason Mudge and Chandler Krueger did just that. Mudge came as Miss America. And Krueger dressed up as Nicki Minaj.
  • Florida man arrested for 'stealing thousands of dollars worth of pipes and.....

    10/17/2014 8:56:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.17.14 | Associated Press Reporter and Mail Online Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Florida man arrested for 'stealing thousands of dollars worth of pipes and handles from restaurant bathrooms to sell to recycling centers' Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city. St. Petersburg police said Friday that they arrested 28-year-old homeless man Brian Rinda. He is accused of stealing the plumbing from Cracker Barrel, Burger King, Bob Evans and other restaurants. Police released a photo of a pile of metal toilet parts that they say Rinda stole.
  • Police hunt creepy clown who is terrifying Indianapolis neighbourhoods

    10/17/2014 7:26:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Ian Broad for MailOnline
    A man dressed as a creepy clown has been unsettling residents of an American suburb as he wanders the streets scaring people. The eerie figure has been spotted in Fishers, Indianapolis, and police say that locals should call them if they see someone dressed in a clown suit in the area. A resident sent Fox59 a photograph of someone dressed as a clown, carrying balloons and walking around 126th Street and Olio Road. Police said they sent an officer to the area to look for the clown, but the person had already disappeared. And some locals have taken to Twitter...
  • Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death...

    10/17/2014 6:59:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death - all because the little boy didn't want to take a nap A New York man has pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend's godson to death. Jonathan Thompson, of Amityville, New York, punched 4-year-old Adonis Reed so hard in the stomach when the boy refused to take a nap that the youngster died as the result of a lacerated liver. At the time, Reed was living with his godmother, Lakisha Pitt, who was dating Thompson. Scroll down for video
  • ...Shocking moment a fed-up Baltimore teacher attacked student and slammed...

    10/17/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    Full title: Caught on camera: Shocking moment a fed-up Baltimore teacher attacked student and slammed her into a locker yelling 'I'll kill you' after the senior hurled a book at her A Baltimore teacher is under fire after a cellphone video emerged of her fighting a 17-year-old student, slamming the girl against a locker and threatening to kill her. The beginning of the video, taken last Friday and obtained by local stations WBAL and WBFF, shows the girl shoving a chair in the teacher’s direction inside a classroom at Carver Vocational-Technical High in west Baltimore. The 17-year-old senior reportedly became...
  • ‘Sibling incest should be legal,’ says Danish professor of criminal justice ethics

    10/17/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10-17-14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A Danish professor of criminal justice ethics has stated that he thinks consensual sex between adult siblings should be legal. According to Thomas Søbirk Petersen, a professor at Roskilde University, the rise in the number of births resulting from donor sperm, which has the potential to create biological siblings who are born into different families, has created a need to rethink the "old taboos" against incest. “In a society where more and more children are being conceived using donor sperm, the risk of falling in love with a stranger who turns out to be a biological sister or brother has...
  • Predators & Prey: Why Planned Parenthood is hunting in Alaska

    10/17/2014 5:53:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10-17-14 | Adam Peters
    Alaska draws hunters from around the world. In fact, Planned Parenthood is hunting there right now; their target is GOP senate candidate Dan Sullivan. Sullivan is trying to unseat the Democratic incumbent, Mark Begich, and that’s put him in Planned Parenthood’s crosshairs. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund has launched attack ads against Sullivan, including one that says, “Dan Sullivan would let the government control what you do with your body.” I can see why the folks at Planned Parenthood would run an ad about trying to control women. After all, they’ve been helping abusive men do that for years. Planned...
  • Peak Ebola? Even Goldman Is Now Warning About The Ebola Fear Factor

    10/17/2014 5:11:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 10-17-14 | Tyler Durden
    News about the spread of the Ebola virus has been an increasing focus for market participants in recent days. Despite rising media coverage, Ebola seems to have had little discernible effect on consumer sentiment to date. However, as Goldman Sachs notes, the "fear factor" associated with Ebola appears more significant than in past instances of pandemic concern. While expert opinion sees the likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the US as very low, it is likely any negative macroeconomic consequences are most likely to be transmitted through fear or risk-aversion channels.
  • Forget Ebola - Here's Why US Banks Are Now Extremely Vulnerable

    10/17/2014 5:02:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, For a casual observer of the US economy (most “experts”), you could say that things look pretty good. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in six years. Earnings of S&P 500 companies are higher than ever, while their debt is lower than it’s been in the last 24 years. Nonetheless, rather than getting excited for good economic times, the big commercial banks are all battening down the hatches. They’re preparing for bad times ahead. I often stress the importance of being prepared, so in theory, that should be a great sign. But...
  • Wisconsin’s Mary Burke: Legislation to Protect Unborn Babies Who Feel Pain? “Yeah, I Would Veto It.”

    10/17/2014 4:56:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 10/17/14 | Chelsea Shields
    Wisconsin has made huge strides in the protection of unborn babies and mothers in our state. In just 2013 alone, our new lifesaving laws gave mothers more information about their unborn children and helped save 465 babies, who now sleep peacefully in their beds. But we still have far more work to do. maryburkeThat’s why so many Wisconsinites are concerned by Mary Burke’s recent statement in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interview about her position on legislation that would protect unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain. When asked what she would do with legislation that would “ban abortions after...
  • Nurse 'joked' about throwing a baby with cerebral palsy out of a window

    10/17/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Mirror ^ | 10/17/14 | Agency staff
    nurse joked about throwing a severely ill baby suffering from cerebral palsy out of the window, a hearing was told. Louise Hull admitted losing her temper with the tot when it repeatedly pulled its blood saturation monitor and feeding tube off. During the incident at Southend University Hospital, Essex, on May 27, 2010, she said: ‘If you don’t stop pulling your tubes out and if these bloody alarms keep going off I’m going to have to throw you out the window.’ On another occasion when talking about premature babies, she said: ‘It would be alright if these babies had some...
  • Cecile Richards: Aborting My Baby “Wasn’t a Difficult Decision”

    10/17/2014 4:39:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/17/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The head of the nation’s biggest abortion business disclosed today that she herself had an abortion and apparently it was no big deal to take the life of her unborn child. Planned Parenthood does over 330,000 abortions on an annual basis and Richards opened up about her own abortion in an essay published in Elle on Friday, writing that she thinks of more women share their abortion decisions it will stop the “stigma” surrounding abortion. cecilerichards23“I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me and my husband, and it wasn’t a difficult decision,” Richards writes. “Before becoming president...
  • Pro-Abortion Iowa Candidate Bruce Braley Falsely Claims He Opposes Late-Term Abortions

    10/17/2014 4:32:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/17/14 | Dave Andrusko
    Thanks to the indispensable John McCormack of The Weekly Standard for not allowing pro-abortion Iowa Democratic senatorial candidate Bruce Braley to run away from his record. In yesterday’s debate with pro-life Republican senatorial candidate Joni Ernst, Braley claimed “I have always stated, contrary to what Senator Ernst said, that I oppose all late-term abortions that aren’t necessary to save the life or health of a mother.” McCormack patiently explained how that is not accurate. brucebraleyFirst, as a member of the House of Representatives Braley voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. H.R. 1797 would provide nationwide protection for unborn...
  • Thousands Sign Up for First Online Class to Learn How to Do Abortions

    10/17/2014 4:09:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/17/14 | Students for Life
    "It is [] our collective responsibility as healthcare providers to decrease maternal mortality throughout the world, and ensuring access to ‘safe’ abortion is a critical step in achieving that goal,” proclaimed Jody Steinauer, associate professor at the San Francisco General Hospital (1). Sure, the first half of that statement is good and true, preventing loss of life is elementary to sound medical practice, but is eliminating maternity itself really a prudent action to take in order to minimize mortality? Certainly the killing of a growing preborn human, the fetus, is not an ethical or reasonable solution to minimize death of...
  • Seattle woman shames sex offender by posting photos of his face on Twitter....

    10/17/2014 6:32:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10/17/14 | Wills Robinson for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Seattle woman shames sex offender by posting photos of his face on Twitter after he 'groped her A Seattle woman has shamed a suspected groper by uploading photos of him to her Twitter account. Julia Marquand, 28, took a handful of photos of known sex-offender Daryl Sharma, who walked up beside her on a sidewalk near Westlake Park in the city and supposedly touched her inappropriately. After he tried to calmly walk away from the incident, Marquand followed him and took a collection of snaps on her cellphone. In response, he tried to apologize in what she believes...
  • Ebola-Handling Healthcare Worker Currently On A Caribbean Cruise Ship

    10/17/2014 6:01:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Tyler Durden
    It's almost as if the administration is doing everything in its power to spread a panic (come to think of it, when is the last time there was any Ukraine civil war coverage, or ISIS for that matter?). While one of the big Ebola updates overnight, in addition to Obama being open to appointing an Ebola czar - because clearly the CDC is unable to handle the epidemic, best to have one on top of it all -is that some schools in Ohio and Texas are closed today after students’ potential exposure to a nurse with Ebola furthered fears of...
  • Male heckler ironically interrupts female pro-life speaker on behalf of “women”

    10/17/2014 12:38:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10/17/14 | Lauren Enriquez
    On Wednesday, Lila Rose and other pro-life leaders expressed their concern about Planned Parenthood’s increasingly negative impact on American culture. Lila Rose pointed out that, as a woman, she finds Planned Parenthood’s complicity with the rapes of underage girls offensive. At precisely this moment, a male heckler sabotaged the podium to shout insults at Rose and the pro-lifers showing their support Stop interfering with women’s private healthcare decisions. This is a sham. This is a ridiculous protest. It’s a totally legal procedure. Stop messing with women’s lives. Shame on you. What the heckler failed to intuit before opening his mouth...
  • Country singer Gretchen Peters worried about pro-life legislation

    10/17/2014 12:36:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 10/15/14 | Jill Stanek
    What scares me about what is happening in the mid-terms in Tennessee is that the amendment that’s on the ballot would actually not provide for abortion in the case of rape or the potential death of the mother. That is extreme…. I got some really quite ugly hate mail, but to me country music has been about adults and real life and the problems they face and I have a responsibility to stand up for the issues I believe in. ~ Country singer Gretchen Peters on the reaction from fans regarding her pro-choice stance in light of the upcoming mid-term...
  • Researchers Expect Over 20 US Ebola Cases In Weeks, "You Don't Want To Know Worst Case"

    10/16/2014 7:24:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | Tyler Durden
    "We have a worst-case scenario, and you don't even want to know," warns Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher creating simulations of infectious disease outbreaks, but there could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month. The projections only run through October because it’s too difficult to model what will occur if the pace of the outbreak changes but, as Bloomberg reports, Vespignani warns if the outbreak becomes more widespread in other regions, it "would be like a bad science fiction movie." As Bloomberg reports,
  • The Idiotic Explanation Why The "Idiot With The Clipboard" Was Unprotected

    10/16/2014 7:01:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Tyler Durden
    Phoenix Air has released a statement explaining why the now infamous non-HazMat-wearing 'clipboard man' seen in close proximity to Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson (while the rest of the members of staff are fully protected) was unprotected... and it will blow your mind. Why is "Clipboard Man" not wearing protective gear?
  • Planned Parenthood tweets a picture of baby carriages for its 98th birthday

    10/16/2014 4:57:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Live Action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    98 years ago, on October 16th, Margaret Sanger opened the first clinic that would eventually grow into the abortion behemoth that is Planned Parenthood. And they chose to celebrate in a rather odd way… by tweeting out a picture of baby carriages. Kind of an odd choice of imagery, don’t you think? After all, neither Margaret Sanger nor Planned Parenthood are fans of babies. Recent footage found of Sanger showed her proclaiming no more babies, in her push to make women stop procreating, whether they agreed or not. This is in addition to her racist, eugenicist tendencies, in which she...
  • Kentucky Sunday school teacher admits sexually abusing teen who he threatened.....

    10/16/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Kentucky Sunday school teacher admits sexually abusing teen who he threatened to kill using witchcraft if the boy told anybody about the attacks A Sunday teacher has been charged with abusing a teenage boy after an investigation by an investigation by Eubank Sheriff's Department in Kentucky. Rex Allen Murphy, 30, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse, use of a minor under 18 for sexual performance and third-degree sodomy. Murphy was taken into custody and is being held in Pulaski County Detention Center where he is being held on a bond of $50,000.