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  • Bernie Sanders once thought the VA health care waiting list scandal a partisan plot

    02/08/2016 4:14:09 AM PST · by Marcus · 9 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, is famous for his advocacy of a single-payer health care, such as prevails in Canada. However, one feature of such systems is the long wait times that patients have to endure before they get medical care. A case in point exists in the United States, with the Veterans’ Affairs Department health care system, government run, that has featured secret waiting lists upon which veterans have all too often died while in line for vital health care services. Sanders, at first, seemed to think that the story was a partisan plot to undermine the case for government-run...
  • Scientists Successfully Decode Thoughts, Reading Individuals’ Minds in Real-Time

    02/07/2016 11:43:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Futurism ^ | February 1, 2016
    GETTING INSIDE YOUR HEAD Mind-reading is often dismissed as nothing more than a charlatan trick, but scientists and researchers are trying to change this 'decoding of the brain' from quack-science to hard science. Indeed, significant advancements have been made in this area already. And now, University of Washington scientists have developed technology that allows a device to effectively read your mind. With a combination of brain implants and sophisticated software, the team was able to interpret their subjects' thoughts and extrapolate what their subjects were seeing. Thanks to this study, scientists were able to gain insight into how people are...
  • Ted Cruz New Hampshire Debate Highlights

    02/07/2016 9:19:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 6, 2016
    Ted Cruz New Hampshire Debate Highlights...
  • Similarities Between Traditional Conservatives And Feminists

    02/06/2016 8:21:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Chateau Heartiste ^ | February 6, 2016 | CH
    Tradcons and feminists have more in common than either would care to confront. Browsing popular alt-right outposts, I’ve found that a significant number of them — not all; I don’t mean this to be a sweeping indictment of the tradcon right — share with feminists a misunderstanding of sex differences and of the functioning of the sexual market (hint: it’s transactional in nature, and sneering at the messenger won’t change that fact).
  • Prayers needed!!!

    02/05/2016 11:58:40 AM PST · by joenrogers · 38 replies
    Prayers needed!!! I have not been on because I've come down with a mysterious illness that has not been diagnosed. So when there's nowhere else to turn, I pray to God and beseech all to have me in your prayers and pray that the good Lord, by His will be done, to deliver in the power of healing to His faithful, but contrite servant. Amen.
  • Confessions of a Sociopath [fyi]

    02/05/2016 6:27:18 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 40 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | May 19, 2013 | M. E. Thomas
    She's a successful law professor and a Sunday school teacher, with a host of family and friends. But her interpersonal calculus centers on how to manipulate and outmaneuver the many people in her life. Welcome to a world of ruthless cost-benefit analysis, charm, and grandiosity. I have never killed anyone, but I have certainly wanted to. I may have a disorder, but I am not crazy. In a world filled with gloomy, mediocre nothings populating a go-nowhere rat race, people are attracted to my exceptionalism like moths to a flame. This is my story. Once while visiting Washington, D.C., I...
  • Man Asks Bernie Why he Should Pay More in Taxes, Here’s his MORONIC Response

    02/05/2016 6:02:21 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 2/3/16 | Alicia Powe
    America is being destroyed by the murder of the middle class and these trends will continue to accelerate if another Democrat is elected. Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off a town hall in New Hampshire Wednesday night by ensuring the poor and middle class major tax increases. An audience member asked Sanders about how his socialist plan to raise taxes would be help him on a $41,000 a year salary. Sanders claimed people would ultimately save money funding his “Medicare-for-all, single-payer program ” and not having to pay health insurance premiums. From Breitbart: Sanders was asked by Chris Brownell, “Senator Sanders,...
  • Cattle Deaths Spark Renewed Oil Drilling Controversy

    02/04/2016 8:06:56 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-02-2016 | Juli
    Following the mysterious death of seven cattle near an oil field in Kansas, public health authorities are investigating whether oil drilling could be the cause. In late December, seven dead cattle were found near an oil field in the Cimarron National Grassland, Kansas, and authorities believe that cows inhaled something toxic, prompting them to deny public access to the 2,500-acre Cimarron National Grassland until at least May. Six of the cattle were discovered together in a low-lying area, while a seventh was found a short distance away, with local veterinarians identifying the ingestion or inhalation of something toxic leading to...
  • Judge Abortion Facilities Don't Need to Meet Health Requirements [semi-satire]

    02/02/2016 9:25:42 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    Baton Rouge District Judge John deGravelles blocked a Louisiana law requiring that abortion facilities comply with state standards for health and safety, calling it unconstitutional. "The right to an abortion is a constitutional right decreed by the United States Supreme Court in 1973," de Gravelles ruled. "The state is not permitted to infringe on this right by adding conditions that could limit a woman's ability to abort her child." The Judge dispensed with the argument that the state has the power to set health and safety standards for medical treatments. "The contention that the lack of such standards endangers the...
  • Trump: If You Don't Support Universal Health Care, You "Have No Heart"

    01/31/2016 12:06:45 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 108 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 1/31/2016 | Aurelius
    Donald Trump went after Ted Cruz in an interview today, calling him "a total liar" for saying that Mr. Trump supports universal health care similar to ObamaCare. "Look, Ted Cruz is a total liar," Mr. Trump responded. "I am so against ObamaCare." Trump was then asked, "You say that Ted Cruz is a liar, but you have said that you want everyone to be covered on health care and the government's going to pay for it. How is that not ObamaCare?" "Well, that's true," Mr. Trump answered. "I want people taken care of. I have a heart. I want people...
  • Asking for Prayers for my wife.

    01/28/2016 6:47:30 PM PST · by txnativegop · 152 replies
    Earlier today my wife suffered a small stroke, and has entered the hospital. The doctors are concerned that she will have a much more devastating stroke in the near. I am asking all FRiends for your prayers for her speedy recovery. I want to thank everyone for your prayers.
  • The Reason Why You Should Soak Your Feet In Listerine

    01/27/2016 12:56:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Sun Gazing ^ | January 27, 2016
    Day in and day out our hands and feet take a beating. Out of all our body parts they are perhaps the most used ones, making problems and issues that develop with them inevitable. Feet in particular are often overlooked and many of us will have to deal with calluses, cracked heels, toenail fungus, and dead skin at some point in our lives. These things can grow worse over time and it's best to treat them right away, before what was once a simple case turns into a nightmare of a problem. There are all sorts of gels, creams, sprays,...
  • Bob Beckel: "Rupert Murdoch Has Been Against Trump From The Beginning"

    01/27/2016 5:13:58 AM PST · by Fhios · 21 replies
    RCP ^ | 1/26/2016 | Unk.
    BOB BECKEL: Just remember that Fox did buckle to Trump in another debate. Rupert Murdoch has been against Trump from the beginng. In the beginning he came out against Trump. Now he says who wants to meet one one-on-one with somebody, a CEO to CEO.
  • When foreigners bring disease across the border

    01/26/2016 11:36:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Tammy Bruce
    Formerly eradicated diseases are surging and now we have the Zika virusWhen facing the massive problems associated with an open border, deluges of illegal immigration, and now even government sponsored surges of so-called "refugees," we naturally must discuss our concern about terrorism and violent crime. That, however, is only part of the threat. The uncontrolled and chaotic violation this nation brought to us by President Obama's immigration and refugee schemes pose a number of threats to the homeland as insidious and deadly as the Islamic jihadi. Viruses we had finally eliminated from our lives are returning, and others we should...
  • Flint water: GOP governor getting the heat, but lots of people failed here

    01/21/2016 7:07:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Except, weirdly enough, those in Detroit city government I've held off on writing about the Flint water disaster here thus far (although I've dealt with it a couple of times in my Detroit News column) because it seems we learn more every day about what happened and why. Sadly but predictably, Michigan media have treated it mainly as a political story, with the early narrative being something along the lines of "Republicans stick Flint with toxic water to save money." That has prompted absurdities like Michael Moore (who grew up in Flint by the way) showing up and demanding that...
  • Will Governor Bevin Break His Obamacare Promise?

    01/19/2016 5:21:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January, 19, 2016 | Daneen Borelli
    Obamacare continues to be the policy issue that confounds grassroots conservatives, causing a major rift between activists and Republican politicians. Republican candidates across the nation tapped into voter anger over the unpopular health care program to propel their elections only to fail on the campaign pledges to end it. After years of promises, Congress finally passed a bill to repeal Obamacare in an effort to launch 2016 in a conservative direction. As expected, President Obama promptly vetoed the legislation, reminding the GOP of their futile efforts to repeal his health care plan. In his veto message, President Obama said...
  • A Trump observation. [My debate review]

    01/14/2016 9:41:46 PM PST · by Fhios · 94 replies
    1/15/2016 | Vanity
    That was a masterful take down by Ted Cruz on Donald Trump. From Trump supporters like me, to Cruz supporters like you, we can't deny that it was crisp and clever and knocked Trump back on his heals. The problem is mockery. Not that Trump can't handle some, but it's confusing for him. Therein may lie his Achilles heal. He's genuinely confused -- thinking I am successful, I have done great things. Why am I being mocked? When in fact his layman's understanding is being mocked and belittled by political theoreticians. Thus they are mocking us. Trump is real world...
  • A Hash-Head's Wife's Lament

    01/13/2016 9:29:50 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Oct 29, 2012 | Sophia Bilides
    https://youtu.be/_hUlp13jpF4?t=31m48s Some habits caused friction in the household. This song is called (untranslatable), which is slang for "Hashish Smoker". And this hash-head is getting scolded by his woman, who says, my "bederosaki, stop smoking the hash, all you do is get stoned, and take it out on me. Don't smoke the black stuff." And he says, "but I have to get stoned in order to break my blues, because I keep losing everything in gambling." (Audience laughter; a wry look on performer Sophia Bilides' face.) And she says, "As long as you smoke AND gamble, you're NEVER going to see...
  • Congrats, Mississippi, you’re the only state where ObamaCare ISN’T making rates skyrocket!

    01/12/2016 9:48:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/16 | Robert Laurie
    Woohoo!!! -0.2%! #Winning! If you have the misfortune of living in any one of 49 states, I have bad news for you. The average 2016 healthcare premium is going to skyrocket thanks to ObamaCare. 17 states will see their rates jump by at least 20%, while five of them - Minnesota, Alaska, Tennessee, Hawaii, and Oklahoma - will see truly staggering increases of 30-47%. The majority will see double-digit increases. But, hey, why be so “glass 98% empty” about this? Obama has promised us that his namesake legislation is “working” and in one state it actually is. Sort of. Ok,...
  • Thinking Cat

    01/08/2016 4:23:00 AM PST · by Revski · 5 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/8/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Tabby cat sitting by a scenic view, thinking of the Biblical scripture Philippians 4: 8.
  • ObamaCare repeal heads to Obama: Why not criticize his veto instead of the bill?

    01/07/2016 7:28:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Obama is the one who should catch hell over this. He won't. But he should Even though this is the first time the full Congress has actually passed an ObamaCare repeal and sent it to the president for his signature (which of course, it will not get), we’ve heard this media narrative many times before following repeal votes in the House: Those ridiculous Republicans keep wasting time on meaningless ObamaCare repeal votes when they could be doing the business of the American people, etc. The narrative is always the same. Since everyone knows Obama won’t sign the repeal, the Republicans...
  • Parasitic Infection by Executive Order

    01/06/2016 1:42:47 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 6, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    By John F. Di Leo - REFLECTIONS ON GUN CONTROL AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT Residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin get their water from the city. Like most cities, the government operates water treatment plants, which filter out all sorts of impurities, both living organisms and other contaminants, so that people can trust the water that runs from their faucets. In the early 1990s, an environmentalist city government made a few changes in the city’s water filtration network. Making environmentally-friendly changes to a treatment system may be nice to protozoa such as cryptosporidium, but it’s not very nice to the residents...
  • Late-night snacks ‘could wreak havoc on your memory’

    LATE-night snacks could have a negative impact on your learning and memory abilities, according to a new study. The research from the University of California found that eating regular meals at times that are normally for sleeping reduced the cognitive performance of mice, and similar effects could exist in humans. Dawn Loh, first author of the study said: “We have provided the first evidence that taking regular meals at the wrong time of day has far-reaching effects for learning and memory.” The team of researchers tested whether mice were able to recognise an object. Mice who were regularly fed during...
  • Senate uses reconciliation to pass ObamaCare repeal, Planned Parenthood defunding

    01/04/2016 11:59:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/16 | Dan Calabrese
    But since an Obama veto is guaranteed, what's the point? It’s a first in two ways: The House has passed ObamaCare repeals before, but this is the first one to pass both the House and the Senate and land on Obama’s desk. Oh, and the defunding of Planned Parenthood is in there too. It’s the first time the Senate has used reconciliation to bypass the filibuster and pass the ObamaCare repeal with more than 50 votes but fewer than 60. So sure, it’s more than has been done before. Then again, you’d expect more when you’ve finally got control of...
  • From indoor farms to neural nets, this tech will change the world in 2016

    01/03/2016 3:43:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | January 1, 2016 | Drew Prindle
    At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you'll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there - alongside some real gems. We've cut through the Pebble clones and janky iPhone cases to round up the most unusual, ambitious, and exciting projects out there this week. Keep in mind that any crowdfunded project -- even the best intentioned -- can fail, so do your homework before cutting a check for the gadget of your dreams. Flashlights are a handy thing...
  • Is the Alzheimer’s Pandemic Caused by Society’s Lack of Respect for the Elderly?

    The Alzheimer’s pandemic has long been a dark riddle. What are its causes? Why has it apparently become much more widespread just in the last few generations? Why does it afflict some nations more aggressively than others? Why do twice as many women suffer from it than men? And what can we do to fight back against this terrible, incurable disease? These crucial questions have long remained unanswered. But a new study by Yale School of Public Health offers some possible answers—answers with implications for both the young and the old. According to the study, the main cause of Alzheimer’s...
  • And now, ladies and gentlemen, your new, bigger, 2016 ObamaCare penalties

    01/01/2016 12:20:36 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/01/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Happy New Year, suckers That “affordable” health care the Democrats gave us in 2010 - on a reconciliation vote when none of them had read the entire 2,000-plus-page bill - sure keeps getting harder to afford. Of course, since ObamaCare is an unconstitutional mandate on individuals to purchase a product offered by private companies, it’s also quite difficult to afford not buying it - even though the product itself continues to devolve further into craptasm. Welcome to 2016, where the penalty you’ll face for not buying a product that’s now a bigger ripoff than ever will explode as follows:
  • Rubio's "Risk Corridors"

    12/31/2015 1:31:36 PM PST · by LS · 10 replies
    self | 12/31/2015 | LS
    1) Can someone briefly explain the "risk corridors" that Rubio supposedly eliminated? 2) I read an article in Conservative Treehouse before the budget was passed saying that this was a trick, that Rubio knew either the budget wouldn't pass with those in it, or that somehow they would be squelched. What became of this? Did the budget pass with these in it? 3) If these are so good, such a good fix, why isn't he shouting about this at every single campaign stop? But, as I suspect, this really doesn't fix anything, does it? Thanks for info.
  • Nothing says crappy new year like a lecture about trans-breastfeeding discrimination

    12/30/2015 5:03:27 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-30-15 | The Looking Spoon
    As 2015 draws to a close I know I can't possibly be alone in wondering if society has officially turned the corner on sanity. I don't mean it in the trite way that some people might by saying "the world is going to hell in a hand basket" when the Cleveland Browns win the Super Bowl in the same year Chicago Cubs win the World Series. I mean we have truly done it this time... (emphasis added in bold is mine) Nursing parents are typically referred to as "nursing mothers" or "women who nurse." How does that language affect people who don't...
  • Nearer To Jesus Our Family Will Be

    12/27/2015 3:22:41 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/27/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video has the hymn, Nearer My God to Thee, by: Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848). I play and sing, this old and wonderful song, with my mandolin. The picture new ones also, are family, friends and scenic views. Ending picture of Jesus is by; Greg Olson. Thanks for watching.
  • We Still Don’t Care About Doctors

    12/23/2015 9:37:49 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/23/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    In April, 2010, I posted a story pointing out a curious paradox. Inasmuch as healthcare—Obamacare—was such a hot topic, no one seemed to care about how poorly physicians were being treated by the system. Indeed, for all of its billions in spending, Obamacare does almost nothing to improve the lot of doctors, even as its rollout underscores the problems they face. Nor does it do much to alleviate their shortage. It is hardly a revelation that government bureaucrats are the enemies of practicing physicians. Heck, this goes back 50 years to Medicare. But it is only recently that academic medicine,...
  • Bengaluru scientists develop artificial liver tissue

    12/22/2015 11:03:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | December 23, 2015
    Bengaluru: At a time when scientists all over the world are struggling to develop artificial liver tissue, three Bengaluru scientists have actually developed such tissues that perform functions of the human liver. This breakthrough has not just brightened hopes for patients seeking liver tissues from live donors, but has also brought a potential alternative to artificial extracorporeal liver support (or liver dialysis) used in detoxification treatment for liver failure - a process similar to hemodialysis. The trio that achieved the breakthrough comprises Arun Chandru, Dr Abdullah Chand and Dr Sivarajan T - all senior scientists at Pandorum Technologies Pvt Ltd,...
  • Till We Meet Again

    12/22/2015 3:52:06 PM PST · by Revski · 10 replies
    This instrumental video, short in length and it song is, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, written by William G. Tomer, and the pictures of Jesus are by; Greg Olson. Mandolin instrumental also, some singing of this songs ending chorus, covered by myself, (o7jimmy).
  • Houston Methodist Hospital Gives Chris Dunn Death Sentence for Christmas

    12/21/2015 11:01:28 AM PST · by kathsua · 25 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | December 21st, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The thing Houston Methodist Hospital officials want most for Christmas is the death of patient Chris Dunn. While most of us are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ who healed the sick, Houston Methodist Hospital grinches are plotting to kill a patient. The former EMT who once worked to save lives now has to plea for his life with hospital administrators who have less compassion than Ebenezer Scrooge.
  • Obamacare Was Supposed To Reduce Healthcare Costs, Right?

    12/21/2015 8:25:03 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/21/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    We won’t bury the lede. “National Health Spending In 2014: Faster Growth Driven By Coverage Expansion And Prescription Drug Spending.” That’s the title of an article from the January, 2016 print version of Health Affairs, published online December 2nd. Here are a few key findings… 1. US healthcare spending increased 5.3 percent to $3.0 trillion in 2014. That represents 17.5 percent of the gross domestic product. 2. The 2013 growth in spending figure was 2.9 percent. 2014’s higher growth in spending rate is due mostly to the major coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act, particularly for Medicaid and private...
  • Up next: a minimum age for kids buying soda

    12/18/2015 12:35:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Having solved all other problems plaguing our society, New York Times opinion author (and food journalist) Mark Bittman has his eye on the big prize. Taking a page from Michael Bloomberg’s big government playbook, Mark is looking for a new way stop people from drinking soda. Since efforts to ban sales of any sort fell flat in the courts (pun intended) the author is looking for more of a generational change, and the way to do that is to stop kids from getting in the habit of drinking the sugary beverages at an early age. How do we do that?...
  • University of NSW develops "dialysis for cancer" system

    12/17/2015 9:25:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Sunshine Coast Daily ^ | December 18, 2015 | Heidi Pett
    A NEW system that dramatically lowers the cost of cancer treatment has been developed by a team at the University of New South Wales. The biochip filters the blood to identify and then remove cancer cells, in a system the team calls "dialysis for cancer". Initially the NSW University team was looking for a cheaper and less painful way to diagnose cancer. At the moment, the way a tumour is identified in a body is with a scan and then a biopsy....
  • Wanted: Help in Contacting ProTELL Swiss Rights Organization

    12/17/2015 8:43:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I am researching an article on suicide and guns in Switzerland, but I need some help obtaining numbers from about the reduction in Swiss militia in the 2004 drawdown, and how the numbers of guns in peoples homes may have been reduced. It would be very helpful to obtain some detailed suicide data as well, particularly for the militia. Unfortunately, I do not speak or write German, Italian, or French. I am sure that there exists a ProTell member who could assist me, but I have not found any way to contact them. An alternate possibility would be a...
  • Legislature Hoping for Improbable Federal Rescue of Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

    12/16/2015 7:25:55 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/15/2015 | Jack McHugh
    The Obamacare Medicaid expansion approved by the Michigan Legislature in 2013 may be on the verge of extinction, which could create a big problem for legislators. Unless the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services grants Michigan a waiver by the end of the year allowing the state to require some minimal copays from beneficiaries, coverage will cease next April 30 for the 600,000 people the expansion added to the state’s medical welfare rolls. The waiver would allow the state to require some enrollees to either buy subsidized insurance on the exchange or pay up to 7 percent of the...
  • Finally Figured Out Why the Left Supports All Things Muslim

    12/14/2015 4:07:36 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 12-13-2015 | BigFurHat
    December 13, 2015Finally Figured Out Why the Left Supports All Things Muslim by BigFurHat Because the filthy dirty pigs leave their gathering places in the exact same condition.Here's how the refugees left the Autobahn.VIDEOHere's what it looked like after the Obama Inauguration-After Woodstock-Grounds After 2 Million Man TEA Party Rally-Nuff said.
  • The Liberal Gene

    12/10/2015 8:49:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/10/15 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Liberal friends are so infuriating, Logical discourse is almost entirely lost upon them: We can’t change their brains – we can’t change their minds I’m not making this up. Donald Trump’s Muslim Proposal inflamed so much passion among Liberals they unconsciously revealed themselves to be the wild-eyed, emotional, illogical sorts we always knew them to be. The hysteria was so widespread, however, it begged further investigation into the eons-old question: Where do Liberals come from? At last, we have an answer: The Liberal Gene. Admit it, Liberals infuriate Conservatives because Liberals think emotionally rather than logically. Consequently, when you point...
  • VANITY: Insurance alternatives suggestions

    I would like some suggestions on insurance alternatives. I am currently looking into https://mychristiancare.org/medi-share/ Looks like I can get avoid the Obamacare fine and pay $201.00/mo, $2.412/yr or less if we get the "healthy" discount. I am married and have 2 young children. 7 months and 19 months. We anticipate our medical bills to be under $1,000 this year. In an emergency situation, God forbid, we can afford several ten thousand dollars. The fine for my family not getting Obamacare in 2016 will be $2,200 or greater. Please share your experience and suggestions please
  • The Case for Meat

    12/06/2015 6:28:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Have you heard the one about how you can tell someone is a vegan? Answer: Because they'll f****** tell you. Sounds about right. Meanwhile: why should you eat meat? Don't just answer with the obvious and self-evident truth: Because it really tastes great,especially grilled! Turns out eating meat may be essential for your mental health. From Women's Health Magazine (just to show there's no limit to Power Line's efforts to bring you all the important news you can use): Scary Mental Health Risks of Going Meatless By Jill Waldbieser More and more women are vegging out...of their minds. New...
  • Senate attempts to put Obamacare out of our misery

    12/04/2015 8:36:23 AM PST · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | December 4, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Forbes recently described neatly one of the great problems facing Obamacare, the wildly unpopular and increasingly dysfunctional health care reform law that has caused skyrocketing health insurance premiums and is in the process of a “death spiral.” While health insurance companies like United Health can bail from the exchanges when they find them unprofitable, ordinary Americans are trapped into buying worthless policies rather than face increasingly crippling fines. The Washington Examiner reported on Thursday that the Senate, for the first time, voted to gut Obamacare. When the bill is reconciled with the House version, it will go to President Obama’s...
  • Over the River And Through The Wood: Healthcare Observations Post-Thanksgiving

    12/02/2015 8:39:39 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/2/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Many of us remember at least this first line from Lydia Maria Child’s “The New-England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day” (1844). Child was an ardent abolitionist, advocate of women’s rights, and spoke out about the mistreatment of Indians. Were she to return today, I suspect that Ms. Child would have a few things to say about our healthcare system. Here are two disturbing current events: 1. Duodenoscopes, AERs, and the FDA This one just seems to stay in the news. In fact, it gets worse and more convoluted as 2015 races into the history books. The latest wrinkle occurred on...
  • SSD hearing judge to disabled vet: "Smoke the wacky tobaccy."

    11/30/2015 7:05:27 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 26 replies
    The horse's mouth | 11/30/2015 | HiTech RedNeck
    By way of preamble, I know a lot of you folks are more or less down on the SSD program. Either that it's being abused or it shouldn't exist. That being said, a Marine buddy of mine whose attorneys expected him to have a slam dunk SSD case (multiple back injuries with multiple medical documentation) went into a Chicago courtroom this morning and left it wondering where Kansas went, so to speak. He got grilled and scoffed at and was told to go to a clinic where they do "wacky tobaccy." Federal judge, mind you, and this was all on...
  • There Are Still No Dead Bodies!!!

    11/30/2015 10:13:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 104 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 11/30/15 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    I fear the media will never get it right about supplements. Why is it impossible for investigative media reporters to get it right about health supplements? In March of 2013 medical research showed that every day 290 North Americans die from prescription drugs. To kill the same number of people a jumbo jet plane would have to crash every day. I asked Health Canada’s forensic bureaucrats to explain where the dead bodies are who took natural supplements? I have never had a reply. Now the media are using a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
  • Just about every news outlet in America notices that ObamaCare premiums are about to skyrocket

    11/30/2015 10:03:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/15 | Robert Laurie
    All at once... If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve known since 2009 that ObamaCare was never going to “lower the average family’s premiums rates by $2,000.” That was just the lie that architects like Jonathan Gruber told you to sell their anti-constitutional boondoggle. When they say passage of the law relied upon the “ignorance of the American voter,” that’s what they’re talking about. Those who weren’t ignorant always knew that the ACA would cause rates to skyrocket, and most believe that’s exactly what it was designed to do. It’s failure was “baked in” to ensure that it was - as...
  • We’re Number One: Paying The Most For The Worst Healthcare

    11/28/2015 8:27:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/28/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Here’s the biggest topic in public health: Why does the U.S. pay substantially more than any other country in the world for healthcare, only to realize mediocre outcomes? Consider these findings, from a 2010 Commonwealth Fund report (and things have not much improved): Despite having the most costly health system in the world, the United States consistently underperforms on most dimensions of performance, relative to other countries. Compared with six other nations—Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom—the U.S. healthcare system ranks last or next-to-last on five dimensions of a high performance health system: quality, access,...
  • Should You Take the Recommended Meds?

    “I’m writing you a prescription for drugs A, B and C,” the doctor says. “Take those from now on, and you’ll feel like yourself again.” These kind of medical recommendations are issued with increasing frequency in the United States, and patients are generally quick to follow the orders. Researches at the Mayo Clinic reported that almost 70 percent of Americans today are taking at least one prescription drug, and over half are taking at least two. A smaller percentage of Americans are on numerous prescriptions. In 2014, Americans were written a total of 4.33 billion prescriptions. For a population of...