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  • Susie Walker Urgent Prayer Request

    09/05/2012 12:36:40 PM PDT · by pfflier · 19 replies
    This is from Ron's update: "On Labor Day, Susie became unresponsive so we brought her to the hospital. After several blood tests and consultations with doctors, the final conclusion was that, unfortunately, Susie is not going to get any better. There are just too many battles going on in her body to handle all at once. Her mom, Elaine, said it better that I ever could with her comment made on Facebook this morning: “Susie is in hospital surrounded by immediate family. She is doing the work it takes – quietly, bravely, painlessly – to finish her life and let...
  • Marijuana's Effects on President's IQ Contested

    09/01/2012 12:20:59 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted that the President's admitted heavy use of marijuana as a teenager “does not prove he is a dope.” The question of whether President Obama may have suffered brain damage as a member of the infamous “Choom Gang” as a youth reared its ugly head when a recently completed study by two New Zealand professors measured an average decline in IQ of 8 points for heavy users of weed. “First of all, these figures are an average person,” Carney argued. “The President is already acknowledged to be so far above average that a decline of...
  • The Hidden Truths about Calories

    09/01/2012 1:06:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Scientific American, ^ | August 27, 2012 | Rob Dunn
    Odds are you sometimes think about calories. They are among the most often counted things in the universe. When the calorie was originally conceived it was in the context of human work. More calories meant more capacity for work, more chemical fire with which to get the job done, coal in the human stove. Fat, it has been estimated, has nine calories per gram, whereas carbohydrates and proteins have just four; fiber is sometimes counted separately and gets awarded a piddling two. Every box of every food you have ever bought is labeled based on these estimates; too bad then...
  • Forced Unionization Campaign Pretending 31-Year-Old Program Doesn't Exist

    08/31/2012 10:14:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/30/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Proponents of the "Keep Home Care Safe" proposal are trying to sell it to voters by claiming it would create a program that's been in existence for more than 30 years. In reality, the measure would lock the forced unionization of home health care workers in the State Constitution if Michigan voters approve it on Nov. 6. Of course the real reason doesn't sell as well with voters so the Service Employees International Union and its supporters are pushing the idea of safety instead. Only the protections they're talking about have existed in a federal program since 1981. To get...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio – Convention Speech – Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 7:01:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 3 replies ^ | August 30, 2012 | Sen. Marco Rubio
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I think I just drank Clint Eastwood's water. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you so much for having me here today and thank you so much for doing this convention here in Florida. Before I begin… Thank you. Before I begin this is such an important night for my country . Thank you so mucch - thank you so much for having me here today, and thank you so much for doing this convention here in Florida. You know, before I begin - yes, thank you - before I being, this is...
  • Rick Santorum: Convention Speech – Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:46:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 1 replies ^ | August 28, 2012 | Rick Santorum
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thanks. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Bless you. Thank you. Thank you Pennsylvania. It is a great honor for me to be here tonight with the love of my wife, life, Karen, over here, and my 93-year-old mother, from Florida, and some of our children. My oldest son, John, wanted to be here tonight, but he’s a first year cadet at the Citadel, and… so I just want to say to you John, I’m proud of you son. Thank you. I am a first-generation American. At age...
  • Prayers needed for a fellow Freeper

    08/30/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 39 replies
    August 30, 2012
    A Freeper who has been a regular contributor here and a good friend of mine has come down with a serious illness. It can be made better but I ask for your prayers for our brother conservative Doug. Thank you
  • *VANITY* Torn meniscus diagnosis, arthroscopic surgery?

    08/30/2012 8:41:50 AM PDT · by IndyTiger · 35 replies
    08/30/12 | IndyTiger
    *Vanity post* I'm 55 years old, diagnosed with a torn meniscus cartilage on the inner right knee. Got injured playing ball about six months ago, slipped and fell running the bases. I had the knee drained and got a cortisone shot a couple of months ago, but it started hurting again recently. Got an MRI where the diagnosis was made. Not sure yet of the extent of the tear, or if there is fraying of the meniscus also. I am seeing an orthopedic surgeon and may possibly elect for arthroscopic surgery. Any FReepers have surgery for a torn meniscus? How...
  • Susie Walker Update

    08/29/2012 4:14:51 PM PDT · by pfflier · 4 replies
    A few weeks ago I asked for your prayer support for Susie Walker who was diagnosed with cancer. She and Ron appreciate your prayers and I cannot stress how important they are to them.She is battling on and there is now a blog site where you can offer words of encouragement and support. site has a narrative of her condition and explains everything much better than I can. I want to thank the FREEPERS who take a few minutes out of their day to keep her in their prayers. Although this is not a solicitation of financial support, there...
  • Wisconsin Official on Health Care Exchange: 'Waiting Is the Prudent Thing to Do'

    08/28/2012 1:00:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2012 | Jack Spencer
    States shouldn't be in a hurry to begin working on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges. That's the viewpiont of many states (not Michigan) and of J.P. Wieske, legislative liaison for the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. "For us, the issue is whether or not it's good public policy to move ahead," Wieske told Capitol Confidential. "Our view is that it is more prudent to wait and see what happens." Under the act, which is commonly known as Obamacare, states can develop their own exchanges. It has been argued that if states don't act first, the...
  • Bag Tax Causes Greater Mess for D.C.'s Fiscal Environment

    08/28/2012 9:29:54 AM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-24 | Matt Blumenfeld
    [Thurs]day Patrick Gleason, Director of State Affairs at ATR, had a piece published in the National Review explaining a new study recently conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute that examines the economic damage done by D.C.'s bag tax since its implementation two years ago. From the new study finds that the D.C. bag tax will yield the following results by 2016: [Added full context of excerpt from the actual report itself, with the additions in parentheses.] (The D.C. government’s estimate that the Bag Tax reduced grocery bag sales by 80% is too high because they used an inappropriate city as...
  • Sterilization for 15 Yr Olds Needs No Parental Consent Under ObamaCare - Effective 8-1-12

    08/27/2012 7:50:03 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 23 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-27-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    This literally made me physically ill when I read this headline: Obamacare Begins Child Sterilization Without Parental Consent. According to the guidelines of ObamaCare, children as young as 15 years old can be sterilized at no cost, and with no parental consent. I assume this means both boys and girls. If a 15 year old wants to be sexually active, how attractive might sterilization be? No worries - forever, and who wants kids any way. I can see the 15-year-old brain processing it in a quick minute. I believe more 15 year olds, and even 16 and 17 year olds...
  • Chicago Planning to Whip Employees into Shape

    08/27/2012 9:38:52 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    Employees of the City of Chicago are being given the opportunity to voluntarily sign up for a new “wellness” program. Those who don’t sign up will be assessed a $600/year penalty—a protocol remarkably similar to the “tax” levied by the IRS on those who fail to purchase insurance under Obamacare. Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the program saying “it will change lives. Left on their own, too many people degenerate into massive blobs of flab. It is our job to see that this doesn’t happen.” The program will require employees to go through a physical and mental health assessment, comply with...
  • More Health-care Monopoly Practices

    08/27/2012 9:35:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 27 August 2012 | Karl Denninger
    From WSJ: After David Hubbard underwent a routine echocardiogram at his cardiologist's office last year, he was surprised to learn that the heart scan cost his insurer $1,605. That was more than four times the $373 it paid when the 61-year-old optometrist from Reno, Nev., had the same procedure at the same office just six months earlier. "Nothing had changed, it was the same equipment, the same room," said Dr. Hubbard, who has a high-deductible health plan and had to pay about $1,000 of the larger bill out of his own pocket. "I was very upset." _____________________ Why? Because the...
  • McCaskill Urges Akin to Stay in Race

    08/26/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    Embattled GOP senatorial candidate Todd Akin received some words of encouragement from his opponent, sitting Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo). “I know a lot of people have been urging him to bow out,” McCaskill observed. “But really, why should he? Look, he’s obviously confused about biology. As the President said, he must have missed science class. But there are worse things to be confused about.” “A worse thing to be confused about is ethics,” McCaskill went on. “President Obama, for example, opposes giving aid to aborted babies that survive the procedure. I mean, once the child is outside the mother how...
  • DRD4 7r – A Genetic Correlate Between Liberalism and Homosexuality (Shortened Title)

    08/26/2012 9:06:54 AM PDT · by AnonymousConservative · 35 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Website ^ | August 26, 2012 | Anonymous Conservative
    This post requires an understanding of r/K Selection Theory in Evolutionary Biology, and it's relation to our political ideologies. For a quick rundown of this, please see our main page here. In a previous post we posited that homosexuality may be an extreme form of the reversal in sex specific behaviors which is seen in r-selected populations, where females become more “masculine,” so as to better protect and provision the young they raise alone, while males become more effete, so as to avoid the conflict which is dangerous and disadvantageous under conditions of r-selection. In that post, we examined the...
  • Did Obamacare Ruling Overturn Roe v. Wade?

    08/25/2012 7:17:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Reason's Thought, a blog of Townhall ^ | August 23, 2012 | reasonmclucus
    Those arguing over the constitutionality of Obamacare have consistently ignored the fact that Obamacare conflicts with the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade. The Court's decision to uphold Obamacare may provide statements that could be used to justify regulating and possibly even prohibiting abortion. The Court wouldn't need to refer to Roe v. Wade to in effect overturn it. The justices could inadvertently overturn Roe v. Wade by making statements that conflict with it. Attorneys could use such conflicts to argue that Roe v. Wade is no longer consistent with the Court's interpretation of the Constitution. I'm going to...
  • DOJ Seeks to Hire More People with Mental Problems

    08/24/2012 9:25:42 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 33 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    The Department of Justice, responding to an Executive Order issued by President Obama, issued a memo to all sections encouraging them to hire more persons with “targeted disabilities.” Among the disabilities targeted are people with “severe intellectual disability,” “psychiatric disability” and other “current severe physical, intellectual or mental conditions.” Attorney General Eric Holder defended the Order saying that “the President doesn't just talk the talk, he also walks the walk. From his selection of Joe Biden to be his running mate President Obama has taken a strong stand on behalf of the rights of the mentally disabled. It is his...
  • Planned Parenthood Sponsors “Sex, Politics and Cocktails” Party at Democratic Convention

    08/24/2012 3:55:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | August 23, 2012 | Thomas Peters
    Planned Parent is an odd duck. On the one hand, it claims to be a stalwart defender of the dignity of women. On the other hand, this is what Planned Parenthood is billing to attendees of the Democratic National Convention as its “signature party” — with main speaker Cecile Richards:“Sex, Politics and Cocktails.” My, doesn’t that just scream respect for women?I’ve been comparing and contrasting the various things happening at both political conventions this year. From Cardinal Dolan giving the closing benediction at the GOP convention to abortion and gay marriage being the centerpieces of the DNC convention. Consider this...
  • 'Skim' Proponents, State Department Struggle to Explain Health Care Scheme

    08/24/2012 1:18:40 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Those promoting the "Keep Home Care Safe" ballot proposal want people to believe the constitution changing plan would create a benefit to allow disabled people to be taken care of in their homes. The thing is, that protection and a program to ensure it continues already exists. The federal Home Help Program would continue to exist in Michigan regardless of the constitutional amendment change that's being proposed. However, passing the proposed amendment in November would lock the forced unionization of home health care workers into the state constitution and ensure that the Service Employees International Union continues to get about...
  • Federal Court UPHOLDS Texas Ban on Planned Parenthood Taxpayer Funding

    08/24/2012 11:03:20 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 2 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/24/2012 | David Bellow
    The U.S Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that Texas CAN enforce a new law that cuts off Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood, and abortion provider. This has been a roller coaster ride for Texas. Soon after Texas passed the new law last year, Planned Parenthood sued. President Obama also responded by threatening to terminate funding for women's health services in Texas in response to Texas refusing to fund Abortion Providers like Planned Parenthood as part of the Texas Women's Health Service Program.  A liberal activist judge ruled that Texas cannot enforce the new law....
  • When a horrific rape leads to an innocent life

    08/23/2012 10:48:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 22, 2012 | Tim Carney
    Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin thinks that, as a scientific matter, Jenni Maas shouldn't exist. Mitt Romney thinks that, as a legal matter, Jenni didn't have the same right to exist as the rest of us do. Many others seem to think her mother should be ashamed that Jenni exists at all. Jenni was conceived when her mother was raped by a boyfriend as a teenager. She is a human reminder of an uncomfortable truth denied and minimized by people on all sides of the abortion issue: Rape can result in pregnancy, which means it can create innocent babies. "A...
  • Neurological Correlates of Political Ideology and Homosexuality

    08/23/2012 9:23:59 AM PDT · by AnonymousConservative · 55 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Website ^ | August 22, 2012 | Anonymous Conservative
    The funniest thing about the r/K divide within our species is how pervasive it is. Everywhere I look, I see aspects of it manifesting in our culture, our behavior, our history, and even our future. Here is a free abstract from an interesting study examining the “balancing selection hypothesis” of homosexuality. Let me rephrase this, so it makes more sense. There may be a gene which produces women who are more fertile, have more offspring, and want to deal with children less. At the same time it makes men more feminine (and more promiscuous, since that correlates with homosexuality). (There...
  • Ryan Bounce in FULL EFFECT as Poll has Romney Soaring to 14-Point Lead In Battleground-State Florida

    08/22/2012 5:29:47 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 40 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 22, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    As predicted here, the Romney campaign has not only pulled-ahead nationally following the selection of Paul Ryan as his running-mate, but has now leaped to a double-digit lead in Florida (54-40%) according to Foster-McCollum-White, a Michigan-based pollster- the margin for error is 2.53%. Although highly reliable Rasmussen has Romney up by only two in this week's Florida poll of likely voters, the FMW's astonishing numbers may suggest a trend of some magnitude has already begun. Earlier polling had found that the numerous senior-citizens of the Sunshine State were -regardless of 'progressive' drivel to the contrary- far more terrified of Obamacare...
  • (Vanity) My Stage IV sister getting worse

    08/21/2012 4:34:48 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 56 replies
    me | 8/21/12 | me
    Hi, Well I guess here we go again. Luckily, I drove my sister down last week to her beach house and we got to have some time talking alone (for a big change). She got very tired alot - had just finished her radiation for the cancer on her brain, so we figured it made her tired. (BTW, just as she was finishing radiation, she had to euthanize her German Shepherd. It's been that kind of month - there's even more to it than that, but suffice for now.) So today my mother calls me to say they took Barb...
  • Rep Paul Ryan will end Medicare as we know it … we better hope so!

    08/20/2012 8:58:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Image:Medicare and Medicaid GDP Chart. What happens if we don’t end Medicare as we know it?The following is copied and pasted here from the 2012 Medicare Trustees Report. Keep in mind that the Trustees include the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Commissioner of Social Security. Take the time to read this carefully. I have placed in bold several statements that are of special interest. Do you think Medicare can or should continue as we know it?From the Trustees Report: The financial outlook for Medicare is also uncertain because some...
  • What Has Happened Since Joe Biden Lost His Mind? (Literally)

    08/19/2012 5:09:44 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 12 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 08/19/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Joe Biden's gaffes are famous, not just for the self-inflicted foot swallowing that he is most known for, but also for the liberal media's obvious ignorance and non reporting of those said numerous gaffes. Its just the same as when Franklin Delano Roosevelt's crippling polio paralysis was hidden from the American public - as FDR's staff members would prop him up into a standing position - just to show how able-bodied he was. It was all a charade aided and abetted by the press, which had just as many communist sympathizers then as they do today. But Senator Biden's problem...
  • Gross … Code Pink Activists Dress Up as Vaginas for "Free Abortions" Rally

    08/19/2012 11:32:21 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 18, 2012 | Twitchy
    Code Pink members attend We Are Woman rally in vagina costumes Mainstream media outlets struggling to find a tasteful way to cover the “Pussy Riot” protests in Russia have another challenge on their hands, this one much closer to home. Representatives of Code Pink (as identified by the poster of the image) attended today’s “We Are Woman” rally dressed as vaginas. This clearer photo identifies at least two of the vaginas as representatives of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Feminist Campus project. The costumes did garner attention, if not necessarily respect.
  • East Texas Obamacare Forum Making BIG WAVES Nationally - Local Papa John's Forced to Cut Jobs

    08/19/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 3 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/19/2012 | David Bellow
    Last month, Jeff Sadighi and the Southeast Texas Tea Party organized a Health Care Town Hall. Little did they know that their Obamacare Forum would lead to national attention. This Texas Healthcare Forum made big waves after a local Papa John's owner, Ms. Judy Nichols, spoke at the forum and told the audience that Obamacare might force her to stop expanding, and even fire employees. This is all thanks to the fact that she will not be able to afford the increased expenses that Obamacare would force upon her business by having over 50 employees. The youtube video of this statement by Ms....
  • What the Ryan pick might mean: A move toward a less prosperous America (WI lefty shrink's screed)

    08/18/2012 5:19:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2012 | Dr. Jan Van Schaik
    Mitt Romney has chosen as his running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the author of an ill-conceived budget plan that he ambitiously named "The Path to Prosperity." In fact, Ryan's budget plan aims to put more money in taxpayers' pockets through massive cuts to many programs that have a direct impact on the quality of life in the United States. There is more to "prosperity" than money in our pockets. Financial prosperity does no one any good if there is not concomitant happiness or, at least, contentment. The ability to lead a happy and satisfying life is the best measure...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Readers Digest Pushes Eugenics

    08/18/2012 12:23:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 8/17/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    It has been coming for some time, but the top voices in bioethics–by which I mean those who inhabit the top floors of the ivory tower–are almost all blatant eugenicists.  That sure is from whence the first eugenics came from–and the pattern is repeating itself.  First, anti human exceptionalism cultural poison spouted from the top universities.  Then, money from rich private foundations to fuel the advocacy: Philanthropists fueled the first eugenics, just as the secretive Ira W. DeCamp Foundation paid to bring Peter Singer to his academic chair at Princeton. And then, move the cancer from the academic press and symposia into the popular culture. Everything...
  • President's Refusal to Help Brother with Medical Bill “a Matter of Principle”

    08/18/2012 8:43:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 25 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama's youngest Kenyan half-brother George had to beg for help from conservative author Dinesh D’Souza because his famous brother refused him aid. Moved by the man's plight, D’Souza paid $1,000 to cover the medical bills for the man's son. The President's seeming callousness toward his own relative was defended by Press Secretary Jay Carney as “a matter of principle. Anyone who knows the President knows him as a man of infinite sympathy for the downtrodden of the world. Yes, he could easily have afforded the $1,000. But paying out of his own pocket would've undermined his belief that...
  • Wounded Warriors Get VIP Parking in North Carolina: Can We Move This Across the US?

    08/17/2012 9:08:57 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 14 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-16-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The video best tells the story of this effort in Onslow Country, South Carolina. Can we move this across the U.S.? Can 'We The People' donate a sign? “We’re proud of our military service members, and we support the members who have given so much in defense of our freedoms,” Onslow County Manager Jeff Hudson told the Daily News of Jacksonville.Onslow County Manager Jeff Hudson told the newspaper that county officials will install two wounded warrior parking spaces each at the tax office, the health department and the county's multipurpose complex.“It’s a new program for us, but certainly we’re proud...
  • The Steep Cost of US Dairy Programs

    08/17/2012 8:50:57 AM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-14 | Laurel Kays
    As the all but certain September fight over the 2012 Farm Bill looms, Americans would do well to remember that despite the happy, “Got Milk” images we associate with dairy products, in every purchase of milk, cheese, yogurt, and other such products is an extra cost incurred by the government’s irresponsible dairy programs. These outdated programs inflate prices and put taxpayers on the hook for expensive subsidies while largely benefitting large-scale, high income farm operations. US dairy policy is made up of a complicated set of programs which work both to create steady demand and to raise prices for dairy...
  • US Sugar Policy: Not So Sweet for the Economy

    08/16/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT · by 92nina · 39 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-13 | Laurel Kays
    According the USDA estimates, the United States will use approximately 11,885,000 tons of sugar in fiscal year 2012-2013. Yet despite this incredibly large and ever increasing use of sugar, few Americans are aware of the economic price we pay for the government’s cartel-like control of the US sugar market. With Congress expected to reconsider the 2012 Farm Bill when it returns to DC in September, it is important to understand how this control operates and the economic harm it causes to US interests. Sugar prices in the United States are kept artificially high through a 3-part system of economic controls....
  • 5 Important Numbers on Obama

    08/16/2012 7:43:46 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-13 | Justin Sykes
    Following Governor Romney's announcement that Rep. Paul Ryan would be his running mate, President Obama has been on the offensive, attacking Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan on healthcare. The Obama White House has gone so far as to outline 5 Important Numbers on Health Reform on its website. The 5 numbers referenced by President Obama are misleading and ignore the 5 numbers which truly characterize the Obama Administration: $500 Billion in Tax Increases The impending tax hikes in December are a $500 billion tax hike in 2013 alone. $62 Billion in New Regulations $46 Billion in new regulations since President...
  • Obama–Abortion Radical (video)

    08/15/2012 4:45:21 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    Blog ^ | 8/15/2012
    This is not my blog, but this video is incredible and needs to go viral... Obama-Abortion Radical
  • Obamacare Doubles Premiums for Many Americans

    08/15/2012 12:12:26 PM PDT · by 92nina · 15 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Justin Sykes
    In a recent campaign speech in Cincinnati Ohio President Obama claimed "premiums will go down." However, studies on the effects of Obamacare evidence premiums will not go down but will increase for "a material portion of the population." Specifically the young and healthy will be burdened by exponential increases in their premiums as a result of Obamacare. An article published by the Washington Post today compiled numerous studies from around the country, all of which indicated that Obamacare will lead to sharp premium increases for young and healthy Americans. President Obama's campaign promise that "premiums will go down" finds no...
  • The Mainstream Media Gets it Right.....

    08/15/2012 6:21:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Chicago WLS Radio ^ | August 15, 2012
    August 15, 2012 The Mainstream Media Gets it Right..... Paul Ryan Medicare Controversy: What Does It Mean For You? (VIDEO)
  • Obamacare's Pizza Tax: Taxing an Even Larger Slice

    08/13/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Justin Sykes
    Papa John's founder John Schnatter caused a stir this week with his comment that the Obamacare law would cause a "hike in pizza prices." The most stirring thing about John Schnatter's statement is...that it's true. As a result of Obamacare employers such as John Schnatter will be forced to change their workforce strategy, which means increasing the costs of products offered to consumers as well as layoffs. In a study recently released by Mercer, analysts surveyed 1,203 employers, 60% of which were preparing for an increase in cost as a direct result of Obamacare. Of employers hit the hardest by...
  • Paul Ryan Medicare Plan Clearly Explained by the Stunning Michelle Fields

    08/13/2012 12:08:10 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 13, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Forget all the demagoguery out there on the Left and check this out... "No changes go into effect until 2028." "Nobody over the age of 55 will be affected by this plan" "Individuals will have the ability to look at a list of coverage plans -which also includes the traditional Medicare option- and they can decide for themselves what best fits their needs" "It empowers the individual, but also forces the businesses to compete for customers... when you have competition,  price goes down/quality goes up." "Medicare right now is failing, it's going to be falling apart- something needs to be done,...
  • Doctors want to treat gun ownership like a "social disease!"

    08/13/2012 10:13:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/13/2012 | Doug Book
    “We live in a society saturated with guns and need better ways of preventing harm from them,” says a doctor who believes the federal government must take a “public health” approach to gun ownership in the United States. (1) Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the University of California’s Violence Prevention Research Program likens the dangers inherent in owning a gun to those involved in driving a car. “Highway safety measures, product changes and driving laws…slashed deaths from car crashes decades ago…” says the doctor. And just as it “…wasn’t enough…to curb [highway] deaths by trying to make people better drivers…it...
  • As a doctor, I’m going to keep asking about guns

    08/13/2012 2:25:34 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 183 replies
    KevinMD ^ | 8/9/12 | Suzanne Koven, MD
    Let’s set aside for the moment the question of whether it’s appropriate to talk about gun control in the wake of the shootings in Aurora, Colorado (though I can’t think of a more appropriate time to talk about it). And let’s not consider whether it makes sense that it’s legal to buy thousands of rounds of ammunition on-line in the U.S, without any background check (though could it, really?) And let’s not revisit that old argument about people, and not guns, killing people (though millions of “people,’ including evil and deranged people, do seem to live in countries with negligible...
  • Ad Blaming Romney for Woman's Death Defended

    08/11/2012 11:16:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    An Obama PAC ad blaming Mitt Romney for a woman's death because Bain Capital closed the plant where her husband worked has come under fire for its inaccuracies. The gist of the ad's pitch is that when the plant closed the woman's husband lost his health insurance. The woman subsequently died of cancer. The ad failed to disclose that the woman had her own insurance through her employer, that the decision to close the plant came at a time when Romney was no longer active in the management of Bain, or that the woman's cancer wasn't diagnosed until several years...
  • If President Obama Serves Another Term Nearly 10,000,000 Americans will Die.

    08/11/2012 10:10:05 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 11, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Team Obama likes to provide entertainment so let's join in the fun. Everyone in the United States who is not comatose knows by now of the Super Obama PAC (SOP) Priorities USA Action campaign advertisement claiming that Bain Capital shut down a steel plant and that one woman died of cancer. Both indeed happened. Not only that, but many other women, men, and even children also died of cancer. Why have they gone so easy on Governor Romney? Are they chickens, preparing to be served at Chick-Fil-A? [youtube] Here is a link. The head of the SOP defended the...
  • Tim Kaine Suffers Amnesia on Failed Tax Hike Attempts

    08/10/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Paul Blair
    Yesterday, Democrat Tim Kaine asked his Republican opponent to join him in taking a “balanced” approach to avoiding the looming sequestration cuts. Unfortunately Tim Kaine seems to suffer amnesia on his attempt to implement the same kind of “balanced” approach while he served as Virginia’s Governor. Such an approach included billions of dollars in new and higher taxes. Kaine called on George Allen to “set aside his Pledge,” and work for a “responsible path forward.” Translated, what Tim Kaine means is that he’s asking Allen to break his written commitment to Virginia taxpayers and join with him in an approach...
  • Online Insurance Exchanges Under Construction (ObamaCare being implemented)

    08/07/2012 7:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Independent Voters Network ^ | August 7, 2012 | Matt Metzner
    As a follow-up to Obamacare, insurance exchanges are being set up in 13 different states. The exchanges are developed as a means for people to shop for coverage when they do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid and do not have coverage through their job. States have been grappling with what to call the insurance exchanges because many consumers either do not find the language attractive or do not understand what it means. In practice, consumers would go online and find private insurance options that meet federal coverage standards and low-income Americans could apply for tax subsidies to cover the...
  • Sister diagnosed with Breast Cancer

    08/07/2012 2:15:34 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 27 replies
    NA | 8-7-12 | AK
    My sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 1. An MRI was followed up by a biopsy at a clinic in Brooklyn after she detected lump. I don't know if she has seen a cancer specialist yet. She is having a tough time just communicating. She just started a job 3 months ago, and her company health insurance is not in effect. So, no help there. The clinic told her to apply for help through Medicaid. She makes maybe only $35,000. She was told that after getting accepted into some type of financial aid program that then she could...
  • Oregon to jail rain water collector and force condemned murderer to accept reprieve

    08/07/2012 11:27:31 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies ^ | August 7, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Oregon is indeed a strange place. Somewhere George Orwell is smiling and wondering how his “1984” became a Democrat policy SOP. The morally hollow Democrats who run Oregon have descended to a level of insane devotion to government that would make Karl Marx swell with pride. Two current stories from Oregon give us an idea of the depravity we face when we make the mistake of allowing Democrats to run our lives. In the first story Gary Harrington, an Eagle Point Oregon man has been convicted of the crime of collecting rain water on his own property. He was sentenced...
  • “Medicine Cabinet” Tax a Bitter Pill for Ordinary Americans

    08/06/2012 1:28:31 PM PDT · by 92nina · 9 replies
    ATRF ^ | 2012-08-03 | Blake Seitz
    Tax Provision Section 9003 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act changed the definition of “medical expenses” for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Archer Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), health flexible spending arrangements, and health reimbursement arrangements to match that of the medical expenses deduction. Under the new definition, holders of account-based health plans will not be able to use pre-tax dollars to purchase over the counter (OTC) medications, unless they bear a prescription from a doctor. They will pay out of pocket for these products, and will not be able to deduct them come tax time. This provision went into...