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  • Contrasting Abortion Decisions in Two States [semi-satire]

    11/11/2018 10:12:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    In this election abortion ballot measures appeared in two states. In West Virginia, voters approved a constitutional amendment with the following wording: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.” In Oregon, voters defeated a measure that banned taxpayers funding of elective abortions. Oregon is one of 17 states that forces taxpayers to fund elective abortions. Because the state has no abortion restrictions, tax dollars pay for unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to the moment before birth. In 2017, Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed a bill expanding...
  • (VIDEO) Smoking My Pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Wings for Weight Loss

    11/10/2018 4:52:06 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 10, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO These smoked turkey wings turned out VERY spicy. Just the way I like them. Plus they are low/no carb so they help me to lose weight. After I tried them, my wife declared them to be too spicy for her. Me? I like to feel the heat. However, although I mentioned smoking them in addition to turkey for Thanksgiving, I better wait for another occasion since if my wife found them to be too spicy, her sister and her family will probably have the same reaction.
  • California Shooter Likely Prescribed Drugs by the VA that are Tied to Most Mass Shootings

    11/10/2018 9:58:42 AM PST · by deandg99 · 54 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/10/2018 | Matt Agorist
    Another tragic mass shooting has taken place and, as usual, both sides are using it to further their political agenda. As the left blames guns and the right blames mental illness, both sides are completely missing the elephant in the room. If Ian David Long was diagnosed with PTSD, as reported, he was likely prescribed a slew of medications from the VA which have been tied to most every mass shooting in recent history. According to his neighbors and family, Long suffered from PTSD. While those who suffer from PTSD can have a myriad of horrific symptoms, homicidal ideation is...
  • Top surgeon warns: “Sex change regret” now rising in America

    11/09/2018 4:40:35 PM PST · by deandg99 · 64 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/09/2018 | Ethan Huff
    Thousands of transgenders who drastically altered their physical attributes in an attempt to become the opposite sex are now having buyers’ remorse, according to one of the world’s top genital reconstructive surgeons. So-called “sex change regret,” says Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic, also a professor, is now reaching epic proportions, as many of those who were sold a bill of goods about “becoming themselves” are coming to the shocking realization that mutilating their sexual organs and dressing in the stereotypical garb of the opposite gender isn’t the cure for their gender dysphoria. Speaking to Canada’s National Post, Dr. Djordjevic explained how he...
  • Taxpayer funded ABC discusses the virtues of using sex robots

    11/09/2018 1:04:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Caldron Pool ^ | November 7, 2018 | Caldron Pool
    The ABC is being slammed, yet again. This time for their most recent episode of Q&A, where sexologist Nikki Goldstein suggested socially inept people could benefit from sex bots. “I feel like there are people who really do struggle to have these intimate connections,” Goldstein said. “I’ve interviewed people before that go to brothels, and they feel that the only way they can have this girlfriend experience is to be paying for it. They don’t necessarily want to be there.” “Now when I think of sex robots and where we’re going with A.I. technology, I feel like that’s the perfect...
  • (VIDEO) My 11/9 Weigh-In

    11/09/2018 12:39:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 9, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO My November 9, 2018 weigh-in. 246 pounds or 20 pounds less than my September 28 weigh-in of 266 pounds. I am zeroing in on a 100 pound loss and I am going to try for it at December's weigh-in when I hope to hit 220 pounds. Since May 27 when I weighed 320 pounds I have lost a total of 74 pounds.
  • Puzzled Ocasio-Cortez On Paying For Free College & Medicare For Everyone: “You Just Pay For It”

    11/08/2018 4:31:07 PM PST · by deandg99 · 41 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/08/2018 | Tim Brown
    Incoming New York congresswoman and self-proclaimed Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was puzzled by a question about how to pay for things like free college tuition and free Medicare for all and mocked those people who see the obvious economic problems with such nonsense. However, in Ocasio-Cortez’s mind, she thinks, well “you just pay for it.” OK, let’s just get this out on the table now. If one “just pays for it,” it’s not really free, is it? Someone is paying for “it,” whether it’s welfare or some government entitlement that makes you dependent upon government for your money or...
  • (VIDEO) PJ Attempts His First Pushup in Years

    11/08/2018 6:56:52 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 8, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO I attempted my first pushup in years. Not a pretty sight.
  • Restoring Balance.

    11/05/2018 1:17:13 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 9 replies
    Men are being attacked far too often for being men. A society which attacks its own men is self destructing. We must start by insisting that each man who is a victim of this is heard and not ignored. And maybe then fairness to all will reemerge: https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com/2018/11/05/212/
  • (VIDEO) 0ne Week Away From My Next Weigh-In

    11/02/2018 7:54:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 2, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO Did I say I weighed 66 pounds at the last weigh-in? Oops! Make that 266 pounds. Remember, my immediate goal is to drop a total of 100 pounds from my original weight of 320 pounds. When that happens my wife will allow me to go on the Steve Kane Radio Show Cruise to the Caribbean next year.
  • Are Women Today Weaker than Women Fifty Years Ago?

    11/01/2018 1:36:16 AM PDT · by kathsua · 20 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 11/01/18 | Reasonmclucus
    Abortion supporters claim that making a baby is too much for many women today. The poor little things purportedly need abortions because they cannot handle such a difficult and demanding task. Abortion supporters tell working class women they can only be empowered by working for someone else. I don't know what percentage of modern women really lack the strength to make babies, but I know that some modern women are as strong or even stronger than women 50 years ago. A woman I worked with before I retired was mopping floors and emptying trash a couple of weeks before giving...
  • (VIDEO) Two Weeks Until My 11/9 Weigh-In

    10/26/2018 7:21:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 26, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO My next weigh-in will be on November 9 at 10 A.M. at the Sav A Lot Nutrition Center in Margate, FL. Public is invited. Here are the video links for my first two weigh-ins: August 17, 2018--- 289 lbs September 28, 2018--- 266 lbs
  • COMBATTING MY LISTENING ANXIETY

    10/24/2018 5:35:05 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 9 replies
    Neon Music ^ | 24/10/2018 | Darrell Smith
    When I was growing up, I always found myself feeling engrossed in my own widely absent mind. I was there, but only in body. My mind was elsewhere. Always deeply absorbed in the music I was listening to. I guess that’s something that hasn’t vastly altered much about me. I did, however, find my mind sometimes harder to manipulate with music. Not often, but enough. That’s the thing with mental illness though. Specifically, depression. It has a surprising and tedious way of making the things you love and find comfort in abundant.
  • Don't force us to have facelifts, say S Korean women in world's plastic surgery capital

    10/21/2018 3:35:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | October 20, 2018 | The Telegraph
    South Korea’s women have begun to rebel against impossible standards of beauty in a country known as the plastic surgery capital of the world. Women who call themselves “beauty resisters” have been destroying their cosmetics, cutting their hair and denouncing the pressures imposed on them by a patriarchal society which emphasises flawless beauty as the key to career and marital success. The trend, which has spread across social media and has been dubbed the “remove corset” movement, is the latest in a series of feminist initiatives in South Korea since the MeToo campaign began. Lina Bae, a beauty YouTuber, racked...
  • Canadian Oil Patch Grapples With Cannabis Legalization

    10/18/2018 11:29:09 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 18 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-18-2018 | Haley
    As of today, recreational cannabis consumption is legal in Canada. While many Canadian citizens and companies will be celebrating the reform, not to mention preparing to capitalize on this green-golden opportunity, the Canadian oil and gas industry will be ringing in the new era with considerably less enthusiasm. Canadian oil companies and workers’ unions are busy scrambling to finalize a plan to maintain safe operating standards in an era of legal and easily attainable marijuana. In Canada’s oil sands, workers perform risky maneuvers and operate heavy equipment daily, making health and safety an especially critical issue. Legal weed poses a...
  • Melania Trump Visits Newborn Victims of Opioid Crisis Following Plane Malfunction

    10/17/2018 2:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 17, 2018 | The Associated Press
    First lady Melania Trump is touring an intensive care unit at a Philadelphia hospital to learn about the care being given to newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal. She was late for the visit Wednesday morning after her first flight was forced to return to a Washington area military base because of smoke in the cabin. She took a different plane to make the trip....
  • UK Government Eyeing Pizza Regulations [semi-satire]

    10/17/2018 10:12:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    In a move to combat what it calls an “obesity epidemic,” Public Health England (PHE) is crafting rules to limit the size and number of toppings on pizzas. Dr Alison Tedstone, PHE chief nutritionist, promised that “our efforts will go beyond merely requiring restaurants to add healthier options to their menus. The real problem in our view is that customers could still choose unwisely. If we strictly control what can be offered we can eliminate unhealthy choices so that the consumer cannot make an unwise choice.” Public Health Minister Steve Brine said the Government was “willing to do whatever it...
  • Melania Trump to focus on opioids, newborns in hospital tour

    10/16/2018 7:25:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WHTM-TV ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) - First lady Melania Trump will travel to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb.</p> <p>Mrs. Trump is being joined on her Wednesday visit to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.</p>
  • U.S. cannabis firms press Trump about Canada’s ‘competitive advantage’

    10/16/2018 2:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | October 16, 2018 | James McCarten The Canadian Press
    An American cannabis producer took out a full-page ad in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal warning that the United States is “rapidly losing” its competitive advantage in the industry to Canada, the first G7 member to greenlight legal recreational pot. An American cannabis producer is warning President Donald Trump that Canada is poised to dominate the North American marijuana industry unless the United States takes steps to eliminate barriers to financing and market capital south of the border. A full-page ad in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal, framed as a plea to the White House and its most prominent occupant, warns the...
  • Dem Bill to Limit Health Options Fails [semi-satire]

    10/16/2018 10:42:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    A bill aimed at preventing consumers from choosing health insurance plans that better fit their needs was introduced in the Senate by Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY). If passed, the bill would overrule President Trump's executive order expanding options beyond the limited list of expensive choices mandated under Obamacare. Schumer complained that "the freedom President Trump injected into federal health care policy allows healthy individuals to choose insurance that is suited to their own needs, regardless of the needs of other, less healthy individuals. As Trump would have it, people who don't want to pay for coverage they don't need...