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  • Kavanaugh accuser’s memory could be wrong

    09/17/2018 7:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 17, 2018 | Andrea Peyser
    Researcher William Hirst, of the New School for Social Research, conducted a long-term study of the memories of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. His finding: People’s remembrances of that dark day are not as reliable as one might believe. “Flashbulb memories’’ formed by upsetting events, he wrote, are often wrong. Hirst and his researchers followed more than 3,000 participants over a 10-year period. They found that, over time, many forgot key details of the attacks, while others had false memories involving events that did not happen. Yet most surveyed remained confident in the accuracy of their 9/11 memories,...
  • Why is South Korea so intolerant of its gay community?

    09/17/2018 10:52:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | September 17, 2018 | Crystal Tai and Marie Juhyun Lee
    Last weekend, Incheon, South Korea’s second-biggest port city, held its first-ever gay pride parade. Things took a violent turn, however, as more than 1,000 anti-gay protesters, including Christian groups, verbally and physically pushed back the 300 parade participants. The event was expected to last 20 minutes, but took hours due to the conflict. Since 2003, homosexuality has no longer been classified as “harmful and obscene” in South Korea, but discrimination against the community remains widespread. While the country’s national human rights commission act states that individuals cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation, members of the...
  • Man Stops New Mexico Bear Attack with a Glock 10mm

    09/15/2018 6:38:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 78 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On morning of 25 July, 2018, Bridger Petrini was keeping his dogs in shape for the upcoming bear season in New Mexico, near the Colorado border. Petrini purchased his professional guide service eight years ago, from his father, who started it in 1985.  The bear season would open in less than three weeks, and the dogs had to be in shape for it.  He had made some important appointments in Raton, the nearest town, for the afternoon. He was within a quarter mile of the house, when the dogs unexpectedly found a bear and took off. He and the...
  • Public Shaming of a Hoarding Comrade

    09/09/2018 7:26:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Socialists and Communists are not known to be rational thinkers, they are indoctrinated sheeple who memorize and repeat what they are told without questioning, in exchange for special benefits People used to ask me what we ate when I was growing up in communist Eastern Europe. Women were quite thin and beautiful, on the “Ceausescu diet.” We were not just told how much to eat by decree but food was quite scarce and highly rationed. If a person dared to stash more food than the Communist Party deemed necessary, that person paid dearly in fines and eventually jail. Of course...
  • Abortion the Great Equalizer [semi-satire]

    09/08/2018 3:17:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Former president of Planned Parenthood Gloria Feldt told a Cornell University audience that “abortion gives women an equal seat at life’s table. Putting all of the burden of child-bearing and birthing on women violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause. Abortion is the remedy. Freeing ourselves of the obligations imposed on us by a patriarchal society is the only way we can enjoy the same power that men have monopolized through a discriminatory reproductive system.” Feldt’s remarks mirrored those of former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton who also advocated an economic rationale for preserving the court-granted right of reluctant would-be mothers to...
  • Shame on Georgia's Medical Swamp

    09/06/2018 7:13:29 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 08.31.18 | Genevieve Wilson
    Shame on Georgia's Medical Swamp Contact: Genevieve Wilson, Georgia Right to Life, 770-339-6880 NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 31, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) today slammed the Georgia Composite Medical Board for its outrageous and immoral decision to reinstate the medical license for disgraced late-term abortionist Tyrone C. Malloy. "This is a flagrant example of the medical community circling the wagons to protect their own despite patients' safety," said GRTL President Ricardo Davis. "If they're going to put cronyism above ethics they don't deserve to hold this critical position." Davis called on Governor Deal to immediately demand all...
  • New Jersey officials and advocates rally against changes to Title X

    09/05/2018 5:52:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    NJTV News ^ | 08.07.18 | Leah MishkinT
    Congressional leaders and Planned Parenthood supporters held a news conference to oppose changes to Title X. “This is about taking away women’s basic rights,” said Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman. Outside the news conference, pro-life advocates rallied in support of the Trump administration’s proposals. “It’s about time that this has happened,” said Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life. Title X is a federal grant program that provides funding for family planning and sexual health services. It’s designed to cater specifically to low-income populations. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services sent almost $9 million...
  • Humana hiring, seeks to fill 40 positions for De Pere call center (Wisconsin)

    09/05/2018 12:15:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette | September 5, 2018 | Nathan Phelps
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2018/09/05/humana-seeks-40-employees-call-center-jobs-green-bay-area/1201353002/
  • Prayers needed

    09/04/2018 12:34:12 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 28 replies
    Facebook ^ | 09/04/18 | Myself
    Prayers needed
  • Candidate Calls for Free Health Care for Illegals [semi-satire]

    09/02/2018 4:55:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Former San Francisco mayor and current Democratic candidate for governor of California Gavin Newsome has pledged to make health care free for all illegal immigrants if he wins in November. “When I was mayor I extended the boundaries of freedom beyond what is provided in any other city in America,” Newsome boasted. “The most well-known of these freedoms is, of course, the freedom to defecate in public without fear of penalty. But an overlooked freedom was using public funds to ensure that every undocumented person residing in the city received the same benefits that citizens are required to purchase under...
  • Shocking Dallas billboard targets black women, tells them abortions are ‘self-care’

    09/01/2018 4:06:34 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 1, 2018 | Teri Webster
    Pro-life advocates are fuming over a new billboard along a Dallas highway that suggests black women should choose abortion because it’s “self-care.” What does it say? “Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves,” the billboard states. “Abortion is self-care.” The billboard is sponsored by a Dallas-based group called The Afiya Center. The center’s website states it is “Transforming the Lives of Black Women & Girls.” Also according to its website, “Our mission is to serve Black women and girls by transforming their relationship with their sexual and reproductive health through addressing the consequences of reproduction...
  • Amputation and Diabetes: How to Protect Your Feet

    08/30/2018 8:52:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! Lifestyle ^ | August 29, 2018 | Self Magazine
    Diabetes complications can include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly. The good news is that proper diabetes management and careful foot care can help prevent foot ulcers. In fact, better diabetes care is probably why the rates of lower limb amputations have gone down by more than 50 percent in the past 20 years. When foot ulcers do develop, it's important to get prompt care. More than 80 percent of amputations begin with foot ulcers. A nonhealing ulcer that causes severe damage to tissues and bone...
  • Cigarettes Don't Kill People

    08/28/2018 8:04:16 AM PDT · by kathsua · 81 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 08/28/18 | Reasonmclucus
    I'm tired of hearing the myth that cigarettes kill people. It reminds me of the old myth that cold temperatures cause colds. The smoking issue is not as simple as the anti-smokers portray it. It can involve more than just addiction to nicotine. If smoking kills people why do so many smokers live to be over 60? Looking at substances that sometimes kill people demonstrates how substances can kill people directly. For most of us peanuts are a delicious and nutritious snack. However, for some people with a peanut allergy peanuts can be one of the world's deadliest poisons. College...
  • This is Why You Carry With A Round in the Chamber

    08/26/2018 5:44:03 PM PDT · by akalinin · 77 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/2016 | Active Self Protection
    An evidence based argument with real life situational videos for carrying a concealed pistol with a round in the chamber.
  • Thank goodness McCain had obamacare.....oh wait.

    08/25/2018 6:42:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 8/25/18 | coldone
    Thank goodness McCain had obamacare to keep him alive this long after he got brain cancer........oh wait.
  • ACLJ petition of support for HHS "Life Begins at Conception" [127,000]

    08/24/2018 5:26:51 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 10 replies
    https://aclj.org/life-begins-at-conception Simple thread if you ageee with HHS policy please sign. It is just as important to petition our government when they make positive changes in policy as it is when they make bad policy. Comments?
  • Ruth Institute on Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

    08/22/2018 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | August 11, 2018 | Father Paul Sullins, Ph.D.
    Fr. Paul Sullins, Ph.D., Research Associate of the Ruth Institute, Answers Questions on The Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal Is the current Catholic sex abuse scandal related to homosexuality?Yes. The current scandal includes mostly revelations about male on male sexual abuse of seminarians, where the victims are adults. These kinds of cases were not even considered in the responses to the 2002 scandal, which was about the criminal abuse of minors.Was the 2002 scandal also related to homosexuality?The US Conference of Catholic Bishops commissioned two reports, one in 2004 and in 2011, by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to...
  • Teva goes on hiring spree after FDA approval for its generic EpiPen

    08/22/2018 3:04:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Thinknum ^ | August 21, 2018 | James Mattone
    On August 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to Teva Pharmaceuticals USA ($NYSE:TEVA) to produce the first generic version of EpiPen, the portable epinephrine (adrenaline) device carried by millions for severe allergic episodes. It will also produce a generic version of EpiPen Jr. which is used on children who weigh 33 to 66 lbs. The announcement comes while there is a nationwide shortage of EpiPens — right when schools are getting back in session — to which the FDA also announced an extension on expiration dates for certain lots of the drug. Currently, those who...
  • Amazon hires Mass Gen cardiologist in latest healthcare move

    08/21/2018 10:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Health Exec ^ | August 21, 2018 | Amy Baxter
    Online retail giant Amazon has made another splash into the healthcare pond by hiring cardiologist Maulik Majmudar, MD, . Majmudar, who announced he will be moving to “an exciting and challenging role” at Amazon via Twitter, is associate director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and a lecturer at MIT. The new hire comes at a time when healthcare executives are beginning to see Amazon as a potential competitor and disruptor in the field, according to a recent survey. Majmudar did not specify the exact nature of the work he will be doing at Amazon, adding to...
  • America Today:K2 Overdoses,Opioid Epidemic,Debilitating Disabilities,Rampant Mental Health Issues..

    08/21/2018 9:02:29 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    A harrowing scene unfolded in New Haven, Connecticut last week when 100 people overdosed on some form of K2, regularly and inaccurately called synthetic marijuana. While New Haven officials were responding to some 76 people, Rick Fontana, New Haven Emergency Operations Director, got a call on 19 additional reports of overdoses occuring in the same area in New Haven Green, a large park in the city’s downtown. 72 people were transported to the hospital but no one died. However, three people, considered “persons of interest,” were arrested last Wednesday in connection with the overdoses. The drug, K2, is a synthetic...