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  • 20-Year-Old Texan With Down Syndrome Becomes Youngest Business Owner in Town W/ Shaved Ice Start-Up

    05/04/2016 7:21:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | BRIAN LISI
    20-year-old Texan with Down syndrome becomes youngest business owner in town with shaved ice start-upSnow yeah! May 7 marks the official opening of Blake's Snow Shack, in Sanger, Texas, making founder Blake Pyron the youngest business owner in town at the age of 20. Despite being born with Down syndrome, Pyron continues to rack up accomplishments, from being named prom king to acting as the captain of his football team, thanks in part to parents who refused to have their son denied any opportunities. "When you're handed a child with special needs, society doesn't tell you to expect a lot,"...
  • CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products (FDA)

    05/04/2016 1:03:09 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    FDA ^ | 5/2/2016 | FDA
    PASCO, Wash. – As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We are performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal...
  • Former Abortion Doctor Describes How the Abortion Pill Slowly Starves a Baby to Death

    05/04/2016 12:17:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 3 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A former abortion practitioner who did 1,200 abortions but it now pro-life appears in a new video to describe how the mifepristone abortion drug works. The abortion pill, also known as Mifeprex or RU 486, slowly deprives a developing unborn baby of the nutrition she needs to survive. Today, pro-life organization Live Action launched its latest video to expose the abortion industry’s lies about abortion pill RU-486 after President Barack Obama’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently weakened the standards and put the lives of women at risk. Just last week, members of Congress — concerned that the FDA’s decision...
  • Obama’s Killer Economy (fueling suicide)

    05/04/2016 7:38:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 04/26/2016 | Betsey McCaughey
    Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved regions like upstate New York. People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their forties and fifties find it hardest to get hired again. […] … The Obama economy is stalled. It grew at a measly 0.7% annualized rate in the first quarter of this year. That’s compared with the 3.5% rate...
  • Colorado healthcare commission wants $100k that should go back to the General Fund

    05/03/2016 6:59:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | 31 May, 2016 | Linda Gorman
    A major problem with giving money and power to government is that you seldom get either one back. And when state agencies end up with excess budget, there is no end to clever ways bureaucrats find to keep control over your tax dollars. The current move to keep unused funds in Colorado’s Indigent Care Program (CICP) from reverting to the state treasury is a case in point. icon_blog_noteThe ObamaCare Medicaid expansion reduced the number of people eligible for help with acute medical care costs through CICP. The number of people using the program has fallen from 200,000 to 50,000. The...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Woman says her developmentally disabled sister was raped while at state-run group home

    05/02/2016 9:10:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 2 2016 | Victoria Bekiempis, Stephen Rex Brown
    A nonverbal, developmentally disabled woman was raped under the supervision of a state-run group home, the sister of the alleged victim claims — and officials did nothing to address the alleged abuse, she told the Daily News. The disabled woman — who cannot legally consent to sex — was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2004 while under the care of Union Avenue IRA, according to a Manhattan federal lawsuit that will be filed Monday. “What went through my head was that my sister was raped by somebody,” said L.K., the alleged victim’s sister, adding that the 47-year-old woman...
  • App Lets You ‘Try On’ Fattoo Before You Ruin Your Body Forever

    05/02/2016 3:36:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jacob Siegal
    Virtual reality has (justifiably) been the biggest story in the tech world over the past few weeks. Oculus launched the Rift, HTC launched the Vive and gamers are finally getting the chance to see how much potential VR has. But you don’t have to spend $600 on a headset to digitally alter the world around you. Augmented reality (AR) has been around in various forms for years, allowing consumers to see what furniture might look like in their homes, or to bring virtual figures into the real world, where they can interact with the environment.
  • Eggs and Heart Health

    05/02/2016 3:07:27 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 76 replies
    Dr. Perlmutter Website ^ | 5/2/16 | Dr. Perlmutter
    I don’t think there’s any more controversial food than eggs. By and large, the reason we have been told to avoid eating eggs is because they contain cholesterol, and indeed that’s true. A typical egg may contain as much as 200 mg of cholesterol. But does that mean we shouldn’t eat eggs? To answer this question, researchers in Finland conducted an extensive study in which they evaluated two parameters. First they looked at whether or not individuals developed coronary artery disease. In addition, they looked at a parameter called carotid intimal thickening. Basically this is a study, using ultrasound, that...
  • AR-15; .223 round - info for criminal case. HELP PLEASE!

    05/02/2016 2:25:05 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 154 replies
    Same | 05.02.16 | Chasaway
    I need some general firearms/ballistics information. I'm working on a criminal defense case. The defendant is accused by the state of shooting his girlfriend in the back of the head with an AR-15 at 10 feet...using a .223 round. The defendant is a real scumbag and knows he's going to the pen over this. BUT, he claims he accidentally discharged the gun, it caromed off of a linoleum-covered concrete floor and then struck her. It all occurred in a very small kitchen. My working hypothesis is that this WAS an accidental shooting and that the bullet DID ricochet off of...
  • Nearly-6kg Whopper Could Be Western Australia's Heaviest Baby Born (13.22)

    05/02/2016 11:36:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    A whopping baby boy, weighing nearly six kilograms, born on Saturday, is fast-becoming an online sensation, and could be Western Australia's heaviest baby. Australian woman Breanna Sykes gave birth to not-so-little Ziad Kadic just after 7.15pm on Saturday. He weighed in at 5.9kg and measured 57cm, which is longer than a loaf of bread. Ms Sykes had to be put under anaesthetic after her waters broke. She was fully dilated, but the pain was too much, News Corp has reported. In the end, baby Ziad was born by caesarean section. While nothing has been confirmed, Ziad could be the biggest...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 5-2-16)

    05/02/2016 3:26:22 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 5-2-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • “DIY Antibiotics”: What To Grow to Protect Your Health In a Crisis

    05/01/2016 4:47:36 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 30, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    ... Yes, you can make your own anti-biotics at home. I’ll show you how to make a really super powerful one (it’s easy to do). Anyone can do it. Most people will want to do this in their backyards or on a patio. But I suppose you could do it indoors too. This one I’ll show you how to make is way more complex than anything the pharmaceutical companies can produce, yet it is simpler and easier to make. No, you won’t need a lab of chemistry set. No, you won’t need microscopes or chemicals. Nope, you won’t even need...
  • Man follows woman into restroom after mistaking her for a man

    05/01/2016 7:27:58 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 01 MAY 2016 | TONYA EISERER
    FRISCO -- It was an unsettling bathroom counter that Jessica Rush will never forget. Rush was inside a bathroom Thursday at Baylor Medical Center in Frisco when a man barged into the women’s bathroom because he thought she was a male. “You didn’t look like a girl when I saw you enter. I thought you was a…,” the man told her. “A boy?” she asked him. “Yes, I was kind of confused when I saw this,” the unidentified man. “That’s the only reason. Now that I see you are a woman. … You know it’s difficult. Of course, you dress...
  • ‘She’s Pretty!’ Blind Son Sees Mom For First Time

    04/30/2016 11:40:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 30, 2016 | Dallas Franklin
    It was an unforgettable moment for the mother and son. Chris Ward's eye muscles never fully developed, making it impossible for him to see clearly, WDBJ reports. "It's been an inspiration to me because he's never complained about it," Marquita Hackley said about her son's condition. In the past, doctors told the 12-year-old's mother there was nothing they could do to help her son. Recently, Chris and his mother traveled to Washington, D.C. to test out a relatively new technology called eSight. Using special glasses, Chris saw his mother for the first time. "Well when I saw my mom for...
  • The Link Between Mosquito Spraying and Autism

    04/30/2016 10:49:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Time ^ | April 30, 2016 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    A new study suggests a connection between the two A new study finds a correlation between the aerial spraying of pesticides to kill mosquitoes and an increased risk of developmental delays and autism among kids. In the new findings, presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 meeting, researchers looked at the rates of autism and developmental delays from eight zip codes in a region of New York that is exposed to yearly airplane pesticide spraying to prevent mosquito-borne disease like eastern equine encephalitis virus. They compared those to the rates in 16 zip codes where the pesticide spraying doesn’t happen....
  • Parts of India Ban Daytime Cooking as Hundreds Die of Heat

    04/30/2016 10:14:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Recorder ^ | Friday, April 29, 2016 | NIRMALA GEORGE and INDRAJIT SINGH
    With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people. The eastern state of Bihar this week took the unprecedented step of forbidding any cooking between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., after accidental fires exacerbated by dry, hot and windy weather swept through shantytowns and thatched-roof houses in villages and killed 79 people. They included 10 children and five adults killed in a fire sparked during a Hindu prayer ceremony...
  • Women More Resistant to Beheading: Executioner

    04/30/2016 9:57:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, May 01, 2016
    Most of those going to execution appear to be in tranceThe executioner denied reports that those sentenced to death are drugged just before their execution. (Supplied) Convicted women sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia have been more resistant to beheading than men, prompting authorities to change the execution method to shooting, a well-known Saudi executioner has said. Abu Bandar Al Bishi, a massive man who has beheaded scores of convicted criminals in public places in the Gulf Kingdom, said most of those brought to the execution area appear to be in “trance” ahead of their death. Quoted by the Saudi...
  • Radiant zinc fireworks reveal human egg quality

    04/30/2016 2:45:49 PM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 26 April 2016 | Northwestern University
    A stunning explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, and the size of these "sparks" is a direct measure of the quality of the egg and its ability to develop into an embryo, according to new research from Northwestern Medicine. The discovery has potential to help doctors choose the best eggs to transfer during in vitro fertilization (IVF), the scientists said. This is the first time the zinc sparks have been documented in a human egg. "This means if you can look at the zinc spark at the time of fertilization, you...
  • Author suggests childless women deserve 'meternity' leave

    04/29/2016 4:14:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 115 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 APRIL 2016 | SARA SCHLAGEL
    An author is receiving backlash after voicing that childless women also deserve a maternity leave. The concept is deemed a "meternity" leave, and Meghann Foye makes her statement in an article in the New York Post. Foye, 38, thought up the idea when she was a magazine editor and became "envious" of her co-workers who would leave to care for their children after their eight hour days. She said that she felt as if all of the childless workers had to then pick up the slack and work for ten or more hours a day.
  • Mom Did CrossFit Until the Day Before She Delivered Her Baby

    04/29/2016 2:30:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 29, 2016
    Pregnancy can make you sick, slow you down or even leave you bedridden. But some women aren't letting a baby on the way get in the way of their daily CrossFit routine - lifting for two all the way up until the day they deliver. It's 9 a.m, and the day is just beginning for the crew at Vitruvius CrossFit in Provo, Utah. Six days a week, never missing a beat. Barbells, deadlifts, and squats. It's a high intensity workout, not for the weak. Chrisi Hammer has caught the CrossFit craze, and not much can stop her from missing a...
  • Zika test gets emergency approval by FDA

    04/29/2016 7:58:06 AM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    WLWT.com/CNN ^ | Apr. 29, 2016 | Meera Senthilingam
    Zika test gets emergency approval by FDAAgency recommends testing for anyone with Zika infection symptoms(CNN) —The first commercial test for Zika virus has received emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the test's developers, Quest Diagnostics, the newly approved diagnostic tool will become available to physicians in the United States and Puerto Rico as early as next week. Puerto Rico is considered to be among the most affected areas, compared to the rest of the United States, with potential for hundreds more infections. Currently, people who suspect they are infected with the virus can...
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare; How one surgery center offers high quality healthcare at low prices

    04/28/2016 9:18:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/28/2016
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • Smell Dating: Sniffing Out Potential Lovers (And Their Sweaty T-Shirts)

    04/27/2016 9:22:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The first ‘mail odor dating service’ matches people based on a three-day old T-shirt sample. If both your nostrils agree the other smells great, it’s a matchMy date, Hannes, had just been swimming in the East River and I could smell him over the cafe table. This made sense, as it had been his scent that first attracted me several weeks earlier. I’d chosen him as one of my Smell Dating matches, an online matchmaking project that combines the internet’s ability to judge multiple people at once with a physical object (a smelly T-shirt) packed full of pheromones. Billed as...
  • Italian-Americans Live Longer Thanks to This Diet

    04/27/2016 10:48:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Michael Kaplan
    It’s 3 p.m. on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx, and Filomena Magavero settles in for a late lunch inside the venerable Mario’s, a favorite Italian restaurant on this strip of Old World butcher shops, fish stores and bakeries. She sips a gin martini (“Is there any other kind?” Magavero gamely asks), and orders filet of flounder oreganata. “Fish is my mainstay,” says the diminutive and neatly coiffed Magavero, eyes sparkling. “Plus, I grew up eating legumes, and I still like my lentils and chickpeas.” As for the martini? “I have one whenever I eat out — which is about five...
  • Joblessness is Killing People

    04/26/2016 11:37:09 PM PDT · by Tyrconnell · 40 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | BETSY McCAUGHEY
    Soaring Suicides Emerge As a National Crisis Laid to Economic Stall Middle aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. ... People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their forties and fifties find it hardest to get hired again. That makes boosting economic growth a life- and- death issue.
  • Obama green lighted the heroin epidemic

    04/26/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    Pravda ^ | 20.04.2016 | William Edstrom
    The Brookings Institution reported that Barack Obama ended opium eradication efforts in Afghanistan in 2009, effectively green lighting Afghan opium production and the Afghan heroin trade. By 2010, all US efforts to eradicate Afghan opium ceased. It has been US policy to allow Afghan opium growing and the heroin trade since. US heroin deaths tripled from 3,036 in 2010 to 10,574 in 2014 as a result of the Afghan narcotics trade being green lighted by Obama during his first year in office. Vanda Felbab-Brown at the Brookings Institution. a liberal think tank that often writes reports supporting the Obama Administration,...
  • Clinton unable to motivate females in either party, Gallup Poll reveals

    04/26/2016 7:06:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    nationalrighttolifenews.org ^ | April 25, 2016 | Dave Andrusko
    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner perfectly summarized the amazing results of a new Gallup Poll in his opening two paragraphs: Women are increasingly turning their noses up at the 2016 election, including Democratic women despite the likelihood that their party’s nominee will be one of them, according to a new Gallup survey of the gender gap in those closely following the election. Women have never paid as much attention to the current race as men, but Gallup found that the attention gap has expanded in recent months. Before jumping into the substance of the Gallup Poll, let’s just reflect...
  • Why Vegans Will Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (and Meat Eaters Won’t)

    04/25/2016 6:49:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Care2 ^ | April 24, 2016 | Natalia Lima
    There’s been a virus outbreak. The population at large has been infected and a large part of it now roams aimlessly searching for its next meal — of human brains. You know the drill, you’ve watched enough episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ so you should be fine, right? Wrong. According to the experts at Psychology Today, it won’t be the toughest or bravest who will survive a zombie apocalypse. The ones who will thrive are vegans. Here’s why vegans will survive a zombie apocalypse and meat eaters won’t: 1. The hunting problem In a world full of zombies, there are...
  • Man accused in random shootings sent for evaluation

    04/25/2016 4:02:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 25 APRIL 2016 | WCVB.COM
    DUXBURY, Mass. —A Maine man was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation after he allegedly shot two people on a series of random attacks in Duxbury this weekend. Watch the report Lucas McPherson, 25, of Maine, was arraigned on attempted murder charges Monday in Plymouth District Court. The judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and ordered him to undergo a 20-day mental evaluation. At 1:15 a.m., a 33-year-old Marshfield man, later identified as James Gifford, was driving along Tremont Street near the Town Hall when he was shot by a passing vehicle.
  • Man Seeks ‘Tooth for Tooth’ Damages for Wife

    04/25/2016 10:54:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016
    Dentist extracted wrong tooth of his wife A Saudi man wants health authorities to order the extraction of a tooth of a female dentist after accusing her of removing the wrong tooth from his wife. The husband told the Saudi daily Alriyadh that his wife went to the dentist in the Eastern Ihsa province complaining of tooth ache. “Although my wife had her teeth scanned, the doctor extracted the good tooth and left the bad one, inflicting nerve damages to my wife,” he said. “I call on health authorities to order the removal of a tooth from that doctor’s...
  • Common over-the-counter drugs can hurt your brain

    04/25/2016 4:32:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | Ben Tinker CNN
    A new study, published Monday, offers the most definite proof yet of what scientists have known for at least a decade: that anticholinergic drugs (PDF) are linked with cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia. Though you may have never heard of this class of drug, you've certainly heard of the medications themselves, including Benadryl, Demerol, Dimetapp, Dramamine, Unisom and VESIcare. They are sold over the counter and by prescription as sleep aids and for chronic diseases including hypertension, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The new study is the first to examine the physical changes that...
  • Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer's

    04/24/2016 8:19:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    techtimes.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Katherine Derla
    Scientists from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Glasgow University injected mice with a protein called IL-33 on a daily basis, which resulted in a full reversal in cognitive decline and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s in a matter of days. Though the tests have so far been limited to rodents, the team believes it possible that the same technique could be used to treat human patients. The mice had been bred to exhibit the same kinds of symptoms as those of Alzheimer’s, though within a week were brought back to their prior cognitive capacities with the protein injections....
  • Marijuana grow operations found at three crime scenes in Ohio family slayings

    04/24/2016 4:53:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies
    ABC 6 COLUMBUS ^ | 24 APRIL 2016 | CSABA SUKOSD
    PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The mass murder that left eight members of the same family dead, unveiled marijuana grow operations at three crime scenes, according to the Ohio Attorney General. Those were Mike DeWine's final words at a press conference for an update on the investigation of the "execution-style" deaths within the Rhoden family in Pike County, about 70 miles south of Columbus, on Friday.
  • Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Risk of Colon Cancer

    04/23/2016 10:29:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    LiveScience ^ | April 18, 2016 | Sara G. Miller
    Eating nuts has been linked to a number of health benefits, such as a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Now, new findings from South Korea suggest that a nut-rich diet may also reduce a person's risk of colon cancer. The researchers found a reduction in this risk for both men and women, according to the findings, presented here today (April 18) at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting. Eating a serving of nuts three or more times a week appeared to have a big effect on risk, said Dr. Aesun Shin, an associate professor of...
  • ObamaCare Suffers Three Major Blows In One Week

    04/23/2016 4:23:56 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 22 Apr, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Health Reform: ObamaCare rates will skyrocket next year, according to its former chief. Enrollment is tumbling this year. And a big insurer is quitting most exchanges. That’s what we learned in just the past few days. Marilyn Tavenner, CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, revealed that she expects ObamaCare premium hikes “to be higher than we saw previous years,” including last year, which saw double-digit rate increases across the country. Tavenner, for those who don’t know, was head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services until early 2015, which means she helped bring ObamaCare to life. In November 2014,...
  • Normal Anorexia (vanity)

    04/23/2016 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 28 replies
    I just don't think as fast as usual. Was drinking coffee with friends in the mall after walking the 2 miles. Joan said, look at that lady, she has anorexia. And the mind finally clicked. I realized she didn't have anorexia or if she did have anorexia the definition of anorexia really means the reasonable need of the mind to lose enough weight so that one can look like a scarecrow. Hey,,,,,,, everyone that has anorexia is as normal as you and me no problem!!!!!!!
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • Here’s How Much Planned Parenthood Has Donated to the Democrats on the Panel Investigating It

    04/22/2016 12:28:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Kate Scanlon
    Democratic lawmakers appointed to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood received more than $81,000 in campaign contributions from the organization since 1990, according to a study by the Media Research Center. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the Democratic appointments to the panel earlier this week. “I am proud to name six strong champions of women, families and facts to stand up against the latest Republican assault on women’s health,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Hard-working families deserve better than a taxpayer-funded Republican Select Committee fixated on dismantling women’s health. As Republicans try to...
  • Nurse Saw Baby Move Who Was Born Alive After Botched Abortion and Struggled to Breathe

    04/22/2016 11:21:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A nurse at a Phoenix, Arizona abortion clinic said she watched a baby who was born alive after an abortion move around and struggle to breathe before it died, according to an investigation of the case. In February, Pro-life Arizona reported learning that a city fire department transported a baby from the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic on North 7th Street to the Banner University Medical Center. “The baby was reported to be 21 weeks along (gestation) to the termination clinic, but when they removed the baby from the mother’s womb, the ‘fetus’ was breathing. A 9-1-1 call was made...
  • Get Ready for Huge Obamacare Premium Hikes in 2017

    04/21/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 14 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | April 21, 2016 | Eric Pianin
    Amid rising drug and health care costs and roiling market dynamics, the spokesperson for the nation’s health insurers is predicting substantial increases next year in Obamacare premiums and related costs. Without venturing a specific percentage increase, Marilyn Tavenner, the president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said in an interview with Morning Consult that the culmination of market shifts and rising health care costs will force stark increases in health insurance rates in the coming year.
  • Pioneering Neuroscientist Wilder Penfield: Why Don't We Have Intellectual Seizures?

    04/21/2016 12:30:08 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 81 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | April 21, 2016 | Michael Egnor
    Pioneering Neuroscientist Wilder Penfield: Why Don't We Have Intellectual Seizures? Michael Egnor April 21, 2016 12:00 PM | Permalink Wilder Penfield was a pivotal figure in modern neurosurgery. He was an American-born neurosurgeon at the Montreal Neurological Institute who pioneered surgery for epilepsy. He was an accomplished scientist as well as a clinical surgeon, and made seminal contributions to our knowledge of cortical physiology, brain mapping, and intraoperative study of seizures and brain function under local anesthesia with patients awake who could report experiences during brain stimulation. His surgical specialty was the mapping of seizure foci in the brain of...
  • Is Trump America's Jean-Marie Le Pen?

    04/14/2016 3:37:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 14, 2016 | Michael Gurfinkel
    It is quite tempting to draw parallels between the Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders movements in America and the populist movements that have been rocking European politics for many years. There seems indeed to be, on both sides of the Atlantic, a growing discontent about traditional politics and a feeling among ordinary citizens of being betrayed by a complacent and pathetically incompetent Establishment. As a result, we are seeing a swing to both right-wing and left-wing demagogues. The parallel between Trump and the French Far Right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded the French National Front and passed it to...
  • The Pricing of Fetal Tissue

    04/20/2016 4:18:23 PM PDT · by Morgana
    youtube ^ | April 20, 2016 | energyandcommerce
    The Pricing of Fetal Tissue Streamed live 10 hours ago
  • Chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity

    04/20/2016 2:50:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 20, 2016 | Provided by: University of California, Irvine
    UCI chemist Reginald Penner (shown) and doctoral candidate Mya Le Thai have developed a nanowire-based technology that allows lithium-ion batteries to be recharged hundreds of thousands of times. Credit: Daniel A. Anderson / UCI ========================================================================================================== University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial batteries with greatly lengthened lifespans for computers, smartphones, appliances, cars and spacecraft. Scientists have long sought to use nanowires in batteries. Thousands of times thinner than a human...
  • This is your brain on LSD, Literally

    04/20/2016 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | James Griffity
    (CNN)Scientists have for the first time visualized the effects of LSD on the human brain. Using brain scanning and other techniques, researchers at Imperial College London were able to show what happens when someone takes the popular (and illegal) psychedelic, scientific-name Lysergic acid diethylamide. The findings may indicate how the drug produces the complex visual hallucinations often associated with its use.
  • The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today

    04/20/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lorie Johnson
    Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you're not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That's because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is good for the body. Most of the research was conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if...
  • Free Government Services Analogy... As Related To A Beautiful Bird Feeder

    04/19/2016 3:14:02 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 17 replies
    Email from Ed | Apr 19, 2016 | Ed Sherdlu
    I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food. But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the bird poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table ... everywhere! Then some of the birds turned mean. They...
  • Pass the butter: The experts were all wrong

    04/19/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 90 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | April 19, 2016 | Margaret Wente
    When I was a kid, the milkman came right to our back door. He brought us bright glass bottles of rich whole milk and thick sweet cream. We drank a lot of milk. Nobody had heard of skim. On weekends my dad cooked up breakfasts of eggs fried in butter, piles of bacon, delicious German sausages. For dinner, we had big chunks of fatty meat every night. That was in the 1950s. Nobody was fat, except for one lone girl at school who everybody picked on. Most kids ate like horses and were skinny as rakes. Then the experts came...
  • Baby girl denied chance at new heart because of developmental disability

    04/19/2016 4:37:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 13, 2016 | Nancy Flanders
    Stephanie Parra was 32 weeks pregnant when doctors handed her devastating news. Her baby girl had a heart defect that was so severe they didn’t think she would live more than a few hours after birth. They told Parra that she should consider abortion. “I reminded the doctor that I was 32 weeks,” she explained. “But the doctor said that my baby was considered defective and that you can terminate up to 38 or maybe 39 weeks. I told her, no, termination wasn’t an option. We were going to continue the pregnancy.” Parra was determined to help her daughter anyway...
  • Religious group sues San Francisco over open-air urinal

    04/18/2016 10:40:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 19, 2016 12:34 AM EDT
    A religious organization is suing the city San Francisco to remove an open-air urinal it calls unsanitary and indecent from a popular park. The Chinese Christian Union of San Francisco filed a civil complaint last week demanding the city remove the concrete circular urinal from the iconic Dolores Park. The group says the urinal, which is out in the open and screened only through plants for privacy, “emanates offensive odors,” “has no hand-washing facilities” and “it’s offensive to manners and morals.” …