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  • California bans 'brides,' 'grooms' License rejected for couple seeking traditional marriage

    09/09/2008 10:15:36 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 24 replies · 206+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 08, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    California bans 'brides,' 'grooms' License rejected for couple seeking traditional marriage Posted: September 08, 2008 9:05 pm Eastern By WorldNetDaily By Chelsea Schilling © 2008 WorldNetDaily ROSEVILLE, Calif. – "Brides" and "grooms" are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California. That privilege is only extended to individuals who allow themselves to be called "Party A" and "Party B" on marriage licenses.
  • (Culture War Rages On): California bans 'brides,' 'grooms'

    09/09/2008 8:35:52 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 42 replies · 413+ views
    www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | September 08, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    QUEERLY BELOVED California bans 'brides,' 'grooms' License rejected for couple seeking traditional marriage Posted: September 08, 2008 9:05 pm Eastern By Chelsea Schilling © 2008 WorldNetDaily ROSEVILLE, Calif. – "Brides" and "grooms" are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California. That privilege is only extended to individuals who allow themselves to be called "Party A" and "Party B" on marriage licenses. Pastor Doug Bird of Abundant Life Fellowship in Roseville, Calif., was alarmed to find the state now rejects the traditional terms after he officiated his first marriage ceremony last week following the California Supreme Court decision...
  • Fred Thompson: Romneycare At A Glance

    01/06/2008 2:30:43 PM PST · by Fred · 236 replies · 290+ views
    Fred Thompson Release: - This is Romney's health care plan of which he claims authorship and credit. - The plan guarantees Planned Parenthood a seat at the decision-making table. - The plan provides taxpayer-funded abortions for a copay of $50. - The plan penalizes individuals not buying health insurance coverage and small businesses not offering health insurance to their employees.Romney Is Quick To Take Credit For Massachusetts' Health Care Plan - "I love it. It's a fabulous program." (GOP Primary Debate, Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA, MSNBC, 5/3/2007) - "But I helped write it and I knew it well..." (GOP...
  • OPEN LETTER III By: FReeper David Osborne 25 October 2007

    10/25/2007 1:07:33 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 51 replies · 128+ views
    CLICK HERE....FOR PDF of this letter. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESIDENTIAL RACE 2008 & HSLDA PAC RE: (Home School Legal Defense Association Political Action Committee) By: FReeper David C. Osborne 25 October 2007 Greetings ! The purpose of this open letter is to respond to the recent news that HSLDA has come out early this primary season and has publicly endorsed Gov. Mike Huckabee. As a home schooling parent I am asking HSLDA to reconsider this decision at endorse Duncan Hunter instead, or maybe even consider a DUAL endorsement. I admire Gov. Huckabee for his Christian values, and I acknowledge his...
  • New Study Finds Overweight Kids Face Fat Stigma

    07/13/2007 5:41:18 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 27 replies · 481+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Friday, July 13, 2007 | By: David Matthau
    A new study finds overweight kids are stigmatized by other children at a very early age, and they may even face bias from their own caregivers. Rebecca Puhl, a clinical psychologist at the Center for Food Policy and Obesity says overweight children may become vulnerable targets of weight bias as early as age 3, "so it can be verbal teasing, it can be physical aggression and social rejection, and this is not something that is happening just from peers -it's also happening from parents and teachers." She says "kids who are overweight and who are teased or victimized because of...
  • DO NOT SOCIALIZE HEALTH CARE (Duncan Hunter archives -1994)

    06/21/2007 8:00:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 21 replies · 452+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | August 10, 1994 | Duncan Hunter
    Mr. HUNTER. Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to my colleagues who talked about what they saw as the benefits of universal coverage and, I think, a very eloquent closing by the gentlewoman from Georgia [Ms. McKinney], who spoke of the necessity of this House doing the people's business, and the people not being special interests, not being necessarily corporations or industries, but people. And I think what America has heard, Mr. Speaker I want to speak very strongly against the first President Clinton plan that came out that now apparently is dead, not because of Republican opposition, but because...
  • 2010 Census Goes High Tech With Data-Only HTC'Census' GPS Smartphone (Geek&Re-Districting Alert)

    Well folks, it looks like the U.S. Census Bureau is finally getting high-tech for their 2010 census. With $600 million poured into the Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA) project, half a million (500,000) field enumerators will be getting hooked up with a HTC Census smartphone. Armed with an EVDO data-only Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC, and integrated GPS, the enumerator's job of collecting absentee census information will get nice and streamlined. As a high-tech plus, the built-in GPS unit also keeps the enumerator honest.Back in 2000, I was actually a census enumerator. My job consisted of driving to households to...
  • Clinton touts universal health care plan

    03/26/2007 8:34:24 AM PDT · by philsfan24 · 59 replies · 1,188+ views
    AP via Yahoooo ^ | 3/26/2007 | MIKE GLOVER
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Monday to create a universal health care system if elected, saying she "learned a lot" during the failed health care effort of her husband's presidency. "We're going to have universal health care when I'm president ? there's no doubt about that. We're going to get it done," the New York senator and front-runner for the 2008 nomination said.
  • Universal Health Care: Unbiblical Socialism

    03/23/2007 1:58:48 PM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 21 replies · 596+ views
    INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE ^ | 3/23/2007 | Mark H. Creech
    What is inherently immoral about socialistic endeavors is the effort to equalize economic conditions by forcibly redistributing wealth. To get this done, the right to private property, which God gives in the eighth commandment of the Decalogue, is violated. And charity, which according to the Scriptures is supposed to spring willingly from the heart, is instead coerced.
  • Flap Over Jersey Schools Regulating Student Behavior 24-7

    03/22/2007 2:49:21 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 54 replies · 819+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Thursday, March 22, 2007 | David Matthau
    Is Big Brother coming to a school near you? Last month the Pequannock school board made national headlines when it began to randomly administer a new high-tech test - that determines whether a student consumed any alcohol in the previous 4 days. A few days ago, the Moorestown school board approved a tough new drug and alcohol policy that regulates student behavior 24-7 - even on weekends and over the summer. Some parents are voicing outrage at what's happening, but Mike Yaple, a spokesman with the New Jersey School Boards Association says there is a State regulation that addresses this...
  • Junk Foods Expelled from NJ Schools

    02/23/2007 3:10:30 AM PST · by Cagey · 29 replies · 531+ views
    WPVI NEWS ^ | 2-23-07
    TRENTON, N.J. - Junk foods got expelled from schools today, when Governor Corzine signed a bill implementing new school nutrition standards. The new law bars the sale or distribution of foods with minimal nutritional value in public school cafeterias and vending machines during school hours. Federal law defines such foods as those with less than five percent per serving of eight specified nutrients. Under the law, vending machines will not be allowed to contain foods or soft drinks listing sugar as the first ingredient, or those with excess fat or saturated fat.
  • Population control is critical in warming fight

    02/19/2007 1:34:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 111 replies · 2,058+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 02.18.07 | JOHN SEAGER
    Global warming is "unequivocal," according to the just-released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The most likely culprits are people - all of us. Yet, apart from insightful comments by former Vice President Al Gore, there has never been much public discussion about the role of human population growth in global warming. Professor Tim Dyson of the London School of Economics indicates that a 40 percent cut by 2050 in per capita carbon emissions in the developed world could be completely cancelled by global population growth. It's time to open a "second front" in the battle against global...
  • WSJ: Mental Health Nears 'Parity' -- Bill Would Require Similar Coverage To Physical Illness

    02/13/2007 6:10:37 AM PST · by OESY · 21 replies · 421+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 13, 2007 | JANE ZHANG
    A decision by major insurance and business groups to support legislation requiring health insurers to treat mental illnesses the same way as physical ailments could mean better mental-health coverage, at least for many who already receive it. A bill introduced by a bipartisan group of senators -- Pete Domenici (R., N.M.), Edward Kennedy (D., Mass.) and Mike Enzi (R., Wyo.) -- doesn't mandate that group health plans cover mental illness. Instead, it requires that plans, if they cover both mental and physical illnesses, treat both with "parity," or similar benefits, such as deductibles, co-payments and treatment limitations. Employers with fewer...
  • Mental health bill to face House vote (Wellstone bill)

    12/28/2006 6:55:01 AM PST · by presidio9 · 58 replies · 708+ views
    After years of trying, advocates think they have a good chance of getting Congress to pass legislation next year that would require equal health insurance coverage for mental and physical illnesses, if their policies include both. ADVERTISEMENT The legislation, named for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, a Minnesota Democrat who championed the cause, has strong support in Congress but has run into GOP roadblocks. In the last congressional session, 231 House members — more than half of the chamber — signed on as co-sponsors. The GOP leadership, which in the past had expressed concern that the proposal would drive up...
  • State derails farm registration program

    08/18/2006 11:22:51 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Times Argus ^ | august 18, 2006 | Louis Porter
    MONTPELIER — The state's controversial mandatory farm registration program is effectively dead, or at least in a coma. Secretary of Agriculture Steve Kerr told a crowd of nearly 100 at a Montpelier hearing Thursday that the agency would let its proposed rule that would require those keeping livestock to register with the state to expire. His agency likely will begin working on a new program to aid in disease management sometime in the next few months, but that proposal could be different in several key aspects, in part because of objections by small farmers and activists. "The concept was grounded...
  • Farm Premises ID & NAIS Dead in Vermont

    08/18/2006 10:52:50 AM PDT · by pubwvj · 6 replies · 489+ views
    NoNAIS.org ^ | 8/18/2006 | Walter Jeffries
    Mandatory Premises ID registration and the USDA's proposed National Animal Identification System (NAIS) are dead in Vermont! See this article for more details: http://nonais.org/index.php/2006/08/18/vt-premises-id-killed/ In a nutshell, which is where these programs belongs, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture (AoA) has finally heard the enormous protest against the program and said they are letting the proposal for mandatory Premises ID expire and will not share information with the feds thus killing NAIS at the same time. Secretary of Agriculture Steve Kerr told a crowd of nearly 100 at a Montpelier hearing Thursday that the agency would let its proposed rule that...
  • Deployed Airmen register for marrow program

    08/16/2006 4:40:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 214+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Celena Wilson
    8/16/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- The faces on posters that call attention to a number of worthwhile volunteer causes are often lost in the hustle of accomplishing the daily mission. However, the association of one poster to a deployed Airman at a recent drive in Southwest Asia put a face on the critical need for all to register as bone marrow donors. The base-wide campaign drew 685 new registrants to the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program. It was held in memory of Cavion Holloway, the son of Staff Sgt. Danielle and Billy Holloway, who passed...
  • Is Congress spending your money in secret? [EARMARKS]

    08/15/2006 8:34:29 PM PDT · by upchuck · 53 replies · 858+ views
    examiner.com ^ | August 15, 2006
    Is Congress spending your money in secret? Congress is considering a bill — the Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations measure — that presently contains 1,867 earmarks worth more than a half-billion tax dollars and averaging nearly $268,000 each. Many are for things that sound like worthy causes such as "hospital facilities and equipment," yet none of the sponsoring congressmen put their names on their earmarks. That's why The Examiner newspapers have joined with the Sunlight Foundation, Porkbusters.org, and Citizens Against Government Waste in posting the database of earmarks in the Labor-HHS appropriations and inviting readers to help identify the...
  • Computer hackers get lesson on cloning passport, cash card tags

    08/06/2006 6:29:12 PM PDT · by diverteach · 16 replies · 823+ views
    AFP ^ | Sun Aug 6, 9:54 AM ET | Glenn Chapman
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) - High-tech passports touted as advances in national security can be spied on remotely and their identifying radio signals cloned, computers hackers were shown at a conference. ADVERTISEMENT Radio frequency identification technology, referred to as RFID, used in cash cards and passports, can be copied, blocked or imitated, said Melanie Rieback, a privacy researcher at Vrije University in the Netherlands. Rieback demonstrated a device she and colleagues at Vrije built to hijack the RFID signals that manufacturers have touted as unreadable by anything other than proprietary scanners. "I spend most of my time making the RFID...
  • Wading into another debacle (nanny state to the rescue)

    08/05/2006 5:11:22 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 86 replies · 1,188+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | 08/05/06 | Editorial
    Coming to every school in Connecticut: a state-mandated swimming pool? The idea is not that far-fetched if you follow the thinking of people alarmed by the recent spate of drownings in Connecticut. Here's the road map: Several young people, mostly minorities who were non-swimmers, drowned this summer. In Connecticut, this constitutes a moral crisis requiring -- what else? -- a government solution. An analysis of selectively culled and tortured data from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reveals America has a "swimming gap," with racist origins, of course. Minority children 10 to 14 are more than four times...
  • Farmers Vow Defiance Of State's Registration Rule (Vermont)

    07/27/2006 6:06:45 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 84 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Caledonian Record ^ | Wednesday July 26, 2006 | BY ROBIN SMITH And JACOB L. GRANT, Staff Writers
    NEWPORT CITY -- Farmers vowed Tuesday afternoon to defy any effort by the state to make them register their farms as part of the preparations for bird flu or other diseases that could jump from animal to human. Calling the Vermont Agency of Agriculture's livestock premises registration rule a fascist or Nazi plan, the three dozen livestock owners at a hearing at the state office building in Newport City said they would destroy their animals, or pay fines rather than put their names and addresses on a state registry. "I'm not going to comply," said Jack Lazur of Butterworth...
  • Governor calls for start on medical e-records

    07/24/2006 8:00:12 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 26 replies · 326+ views
    CONTRA COSTA TIMES ^ | Jul. 24, 2006 | Sandy Kleffman
    LOS ANGELES - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order Monday asking state department heads to develop plans for spending $240 million creating electronic medical records for rural communities and health safety-net providers. The order also seeks ideas on developing public-private partnerships to improve information technology for hospitals, doctors and other health care providers. The governor made the announcement at a health summit in Los Angeles where he brought together leaders from business, labor unions, universities and patient advocacy groups to explore ways to lower health care costs and insure more people. Schwarzenegger also announced he wants to create new...
  • Grandma is an outlaw: Henry Lamb covers story of Wisconsinite fighting livestock registration

    07/22/2006 12:43:03 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 26 replies · 811+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2006 | Henry Lamb
    She didn't kill anyone. She didn't rob a bank. In fact, she didn't commit any illegal act. It's what she didn't do that made her an outlaw. We'll call her "Sally" – so the jackboots can't track her down. Sally got up on the morning of Jan. 2 and went about her daily chores – fixing breakfast, feeding the animals and cleaning the house. Aside from the cold, and the new year, everything was pretty much as it had been everyday for many years. But today, Sally became an outlaw without even knowing it. Way back in 2003, the Wisconsin...
  • IL: Governor's Ally Calls for House to House Gun Searches

    07/18/2006 9:46:39 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 72 replies · 1,674+ views
    CHICAGO, July 17 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by the ISRA Political Victory Fund (ISRA-PVF): The ISRA-PVF is asking Governor Blagojevich to explain why one of his political allies is calling for house-to-house searches to locate and confiscate legally-owned firearms. Earlier this month, Cook County Board member Joseph Moreno stood before the county board and called for "...house to house searches to pull every gun out of Cook County." Moreno's statement comes within days of Blagojevich claiming that anyone in Chicago who owns a gun is a "gang banger" and is "...up to no good." "I think...
  • IL Launches Compulsory Mental Health Screening For Children And Pregnant Women

    07/23/2004 4:26:02 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 177 replies · 3,808+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | July 19, 2004 | The Leader-Chicago Bureau
    CHICAGO -- This week, a series of public forums on a program requiring all pregnant women and children through age 18 years to be tested for mental health needs is being held this week in five different locations statewide. One group of parents learned about the state's plans to proceed with this program and on Monday issued an alarm asking for parents and citizens concerned about the new program to voice their opinions at the forums. "We're moving toward social training over academic training with this program," Larry Trainor, a Mt. Prospect parent of four children and a contact for...
  • State to check on residents' health (Door-to door!)

    07/20/2006 3:33:33 PM PDT · by AnnaZ · 173 replies · 4,304+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 7/20/06 | Warren King
    State to check on residents' health By Warren King Seattle Times medical reporter Washington state health officials will soon start asking detailed questions about the health of some state residents — and even give them brief physical exams.The door-to-door survey of 1,100 randomly selected households across the state will try to learn more about our health, and especially about our risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, to better target preventive educational programs."We want to get a snapshot of [residents'] health ... and if we can't prevent the diseases, have early detection of them," said Dr. Juliet VanEenwyk, state epidemiologist for...
  • Universal health care plan approved in San Francisco

    07/18/2006 5:47:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 1,714+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 7/18/06 | Lisa Leff - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to make the city the nation's first to provide all residents with health care, approving a plan that would give adults access to medical services regardless of their immigration or employment status. Financed by local government, mandatory contributions from employers and income-adjusted premiums, the universal care plan would cover the cost of everything from checkups, prescription drugs and X-rays to ambulance rides, blood tests and operations. Unlike health insurance, however, it would not pay for any services participants seek outside San Francisco. Instead, residents would receive care at existing...
  • CA: Meal aid hits new high: Half of state public school students join program

    07/18/2006 12:27:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,537+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/18/06 | Andrew Becker
    More than half of California's K-12 public education students enrolled in free or reduced-price meal programs last year, the first time that the majority of youngsters were approved for assistance, according to state and federal officials. California was one of a dozen states where the majority of students were certified for such programs, said Jean Daniel, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman. In Contra Costa, almost a third of all students signed up for the federally subsidized lunch and breakfast programs, the third school year in a row the county has seen an increase in the percentage of students. Nearly...
  • Starbucks targeted over high-fat products (no banana mocha Frapp, no banana cream crunch bar)

    06/16/2006 6:41:22 PM PDT · by Liz · 174 replies · 2,549+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Fri Jun 16, 2006
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp. may be next on the target list of a consumer-health group that this week sued the operator of the KFC fried chicken restaurant chain for frying foods in oils high in harmful trans fat. The Center for Science in the Public Interest said it is planning to campaign against the global cafe chain because of the increased risk of obesity, heart disease and cancer associated with high-calorie, high-fat products it sells. And the possibility of legal action against Starbucks, similar to the case it is taking against KFC owner Yum Brands Inc., has not...
  • Doctors call for 'fat tax' on Coca-Cola and Pepsi

    06/12/2006 12:44:45 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 129 replies · 1,906+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2006 | Barry Wigmore
    Doctors will this week declare war on America's soft drinks industry by calling for a 'fat tax' to combat the nation's obesity epidemic. Delegates at the powerful American Medical Association's annual conference will demand a levy on the sweeteners put in sugary drinks to pay for a massive public health education campaign. They will also call for the amount of salt added to burgers and processed foods to be halved. The moves come as U.S. doctors - like their British counterparts - are becoming increasingly alarmed at the growing number of deaths linked to obesity. The resolution will put doctors...
  • FDA: Restaurants on front lines in obesity fight

    06/02/2006 2:15:16 PM PDT · by xrp · 74 replies · 986+ views
    CNN Dot Com ^ | 6/2/2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Those heaping portions at restaurants -- and doggie bags for the leftovers -- may be a thing of the past, if health officials get their way. The government is trying to enlist the help of the nation's eateries in fighting obesity. One of the first things on their list: cutting portion sizes.
  • American Community Survey?

    05/25/2006 6:46:29 AM PDT · by bobd400 · 2 replies · 310+ views
    I feel like I've head my head in the sand. Anyone have more details on this??? http://www.federalobserver.com/archive.php?aid=10182
  • The Census has grown beyond it's bounds.

    03/17/2006 9:13:20 PM PST · by Jeremydmccann · 70 replies · 3,289+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 13 2006 | Phyllis Schlafly
    While the Patriot Act and National Security Agency wiretapping have received enormous attention and criticism from the mainstream media, another federal agency has been quietly gathering far more personal information about U.S. residents than those laws ever can. And this unreported project affects thousands more people. Our inquisitive federal government has been demanding that selected U.S. residents answer 73 nosy questions. They are threatened with a fine of $5,000 for failure to respond. When I first heard about this from a reader in Lake Geneva, Wis., I thought it might be a joke or an anomaly. But when another in...
  • [WI] Group Declares War on Obesity; Coalition Issues Call to Action to Address 'Epidemic' Problem

    05/14/2006 2:16:51 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 66 replies · 702+ views
    Madison.com ^ | May 12, 2006 | Anita Weier
    A statewide coalition of public and private organizations today launched a "long-term war against an epidemic of obesity" that is leading to serious health problems in Wisconsin. Helene Nelson, secretary of the state Department of Health and Family Services, used that phrase as she announced the Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan, a blueprint that has been developed with a five-year federal grant of $450,000 per year since 2003. It is a call to action that hopes to enlist businesses, schools, local governments, health care systems and, most of all, individuals to change patterns of eating and exercising. The...
  • Pa. Is Losing Doctors And Insurance Companies Have A $6 Billion Surplus

    04/22/2006 6:37:16 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 79 replies · 1,567+ views
    County Press ^ | By John Williamson
    First, lets describe the health care problems we have in Pennsylvania. Perhaps the most alarming fact is that Pennsylvania is losing 1,500 doctors each year due to the skyrocketing cost of malpractice insurance premiums. One local family doctor, who had never been sued, related how his premium went from $75,000 per year to $150,000 per year in one jump. His premium would be $12,000 if his practice were in Virginia. The next issue is the closure of hospitals. In the 166th District, our only hospital - Mercy Haverford - closed its doors in 2002, and has not reopened.
  • The UN Plan for Your Mental Health (UNESCO)

    02/08/2006 7:07:51 PM PST · by Calpernia · 233 replies · 2,808+ views
    The crossroad ^ | by Berit Kjos
    "We believe that mental health is just as important as physical health maybe even more so."5 Donna Shalala, former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services "Mental health refers to how a person thinks, feels, and acts when faced with life's situations." National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network [link now obsolete] "The challenge to humanity is to adopt new ways of thinking, new ways of acting, new ways of organizing itself in society in short, new ways of living."20 Our Creative Diversity, UNESCO Don't be deceived by nice sounding labels such as Healthy Start, Healthy People, Healthy...
  • Health Care for Everyone? (Mitt Romney Op-Ed)

    04/11/2006 1:18:56 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 110 replies · 1,507+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 11, 2006 | Governor Mitt Romney
    BOSTON--Only weeks after I was elected governor, Tom Stemberg, the founder and former CEO of Staples, stopped by my office. He told me, "If you really want to help people, find a way to get everyone health insurance." I replied that would mean raising taxes and a Clinton-style government takeover of health care. He insisted: "You can find a way." I believe that we have. Every uninsured citizen in Massachusetts will soon have affordable health insurance and the costs of health care will be reduced. And we will need no new taxes, no employer mandate and no government takeover to...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 3-28-2006

    03/28/2006 5:08:59 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 4 replies · 419+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-28-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. The key phrase is "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America Prosperity Agenda". Friends, Mexicans, lend me your ear There's something for you to hear But it's not in the least like the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere*! * "The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" was the Japanese term for its intended sphere of influence if they had been allowed to keep all the territory they conquered at the beginning of WW II.
  • Big health in Massachusetts

    04/06/2006 7:15:00 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 88 replies · 1,800+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2006 | TODAY'S EDITORIAL
    Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had a dream of universal consumer-driven health care. Then he met Beacon Hill and its Democratic legislators. Their plan, introduced this week, is a Frankenstein's monster of tax penalties, expanded government-insurance programs and unfunded mandates. A presidential aspirant, which Mr. Romney certainly is, will decide what is the best he can do for his state. The rest of us, however, should not take this plan for a model. The fault of this bill is that it really isn't "consumer-driven" at all. The resource-wasting reliance on third-party payers and employers remains intact as existing government-insurance programs are...
  • All sweetness and light - but women pile on the pounds

    04/06/2006 1:32:13 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 37 replies · 1,150+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 6, 2006 | Paul Stokes
    Women develop worse diets and put on weight when they set up home with men but their partners benefit from improved eating habits, according to a report published yesterday.Lifestyle changes were found to occur during a heterosexual couple's "honeymoon" period when they began cohabiting and tried hard to please each other. It involved an adjustment in routines - including eating food previously favoured by only one of them. That could result in regular fruit and vegetables for him, but an increase in unhealthier foods for her. Women generally had the strongest long-term influence on what was served, with the majority...
  • MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH CARE PLAN...

    04/05/2006 6:42:08 AM PDT · by bocopar · 20 replies · 637+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right | 4/5/06 | Bob Parks
    RADIO SPOT SCRIPT FOR 4/7/06 Wednesday morning's Boston Globe headline read, "Romney gets health care bill." I know most of you out there are jumping up and down in sheer joy because FINALLY, Massachusetts is going to have as close to universal health care as one can have. But the devil is always in the details. First, I guess it's okay to say formally "Welcome to Election Year 2006!" With a Democratic super-majority controlled House and a governor with delusions of becoming president, Massachusetts politicians, liberals, have once again come up with a plan so grand, people are going to...
  • Massachusetts Sets Health Plan for Nearly All

    04/04/2006 8:49:57 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 77 replies · 1,045+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/5/06 | PAM BELLUCK
    Massachusetts is poised to become the first state to provide nearly universal health care coverage with a bill passed overwhelmingly by the legislature Tuesday that Gov. Mitt Romney says he will sign. The bill does what health experts say no other state has been able to do: provide a mechanism for all of its citizens to obtain health insurance. It accomplishes that in a way that experts say combines several methods and proposals from across the political spectrum, apportioning the cost among businesses, individuals and the government. "This is probably about as close as you can get to universal," said...
  • Romney to Sign Mandatory Health Bill

    04/05/2006 7:05:04 AM PDT · by CSM · 411 replies · 5,722+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 4, 2006 | NewsMax Staff
    Tuesday, April 4, 2006 10:54 p.m. EDT Romney to Sign Mandatory Health Bill BOSTON -- Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that would make Massachusetts the first state to require that all its citizens have some form of health insurance. The plan — approved just 24 hours after the final details were released — would use a combination of financial incentives and penalties to dramatically expand access to health care over the next three years and extend coverage to the state's estimated 500,000 uninsured. If all goes as planned, poor people will be offered free or heavily subsidized coverage; those...
  • School Food Plan Bans Soda, Candy (Madison, WI)

    03/26/2006 6:02:24 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 61 replies · 673+ views
    Madison.com ^ | March 26, 2006 | Judith Davidoff
    Soda and candy would no longer be sold in Madison's schools and potluck items would have to disclose what's in that special sauce, under a proposed food policy developed by students and district administrators. Released Friday by the school district, the recommendations will now go the School Board for approval. The board is expected to consider the recommendations on April 24. The only beverages available for sale in vending machines would be water, milk, 100 percent fruit juices and some sports drinks, said Freddi Adelson, health services coordinator for the school district. The recommendations also establish stepped-up food safety guidelines...
  • Congresswoman wants more schools to develop nutrition policies

    03/17/2006 10:28:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies · 604+ views
    Newsday ^ | March 17, 2006 | JIM FITZGERALD
    There was a big "Coca-Cola" sign on the refrigerator, but all it held was bottled water and juice. The menu offered sandwiches on eight-grain bread. The lunch ladies were pushing salad. The cafeteria at the William E. Cottle Elementary School has undergone a nutritious change this year, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey chose it as the setting Friday for an announcement of legislation aimed at battling obesity in children. "The exploding rate of obesity is one of the most serious health issues our nation faces," said Lowey, a Democrat who represents parts of Westchester and Rockland counties. She said the health...
  • Junk Food Banned In (Illinois) Elementary, Middle Schools

    03/16/2006 10:46:41 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies · 608+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 03-16-2006 | AP
    (AP) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. The Illinois State Board of Education on Thursday voted to ban junk food in elementary and middle schools starting this fall. The board answered a request from Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who urged the board last fall to adopt the prohibition to keep unhealthy food out of the hands of young children. The ban, which takes effect when students return in August, prohibits the sale of soda, chips and candy during the school day for pupils through eighth grade. "Good nutrition helps children attend school more regularly, behave better when they're in school, and score better on tests,"...
  • United Nations Proposal: World Taxation Without Representation

    03/15/2006 9:20:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies · 1,288+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 15, 2006 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Researcher Cliff Kincaid has devoted his life in recent years to studying what is happening at the United Nations. He fortunately has a strong stomach. This amalgamation of nations which continually is envious of the prosperity of the United States convenes to debate new ways that we can be taxed for their benefit. A few months ago the UN had its sights firmly on the Internet. Thanks to Kincaid and others these designs were exposed early on and the UN was forced temporarily to back off taxation of the Internet. The retreat is only tactical - one step back to...
  • UN votes to create new human rights body

    03/15/2006 9:58:00 AM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 44 replies · 1,276+ views
    The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to create a new human rights organisation for the world body, despite opposition from the US. The 47-nation UN Human Rights Council will replace the current 53-country UN Human Rights Commission. The existing body has been heavily criticised for allowing countries with poor human rights to be members.
  • New Medical Trend Has People Getting Checked Out Electronically and Not In Person

    03/14/2006 11:22:41 AM PST · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 296+ views
    Millennium Radio ^ | Tuesday, March 14, 2006 | David Matthau
    It used to be that when you were sick, you went to your doctor's office or the hospital for treatment - but suddenly, that's starting to change. A growing number of doctors and nurses are treating patients at high tech kiosks- that come equipped with a video hookup- and various equipment that can monitor such things as blood pressure, and even perform heart and lung checks. Advocates of so-called telemedicine say it saves time and money- especially for people who need frequent medical attention - but Dr. Eileen Moynihan, the President of the Medical Society of New Jersey says "I...
  • Exercise ruled out for overweight children who can barely move [Obesity in Australia]

    03/12/2006 5:37:27 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 23 replies · 755+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 10, 2006 | By Julie Robotham Medical Editor
    OBESE children's bodies are under so much stress from their excess weight that they cannot even stand up properly, a world-first NSW study that examined the limb functions of the heaviest children has shown. The group of 43 eight-year-olds, who weighed 40 kilograms on average, typically took almost four seconds to rise from a low chair - compared with one to two seconds for children with a normal weight of about 28 kilograms. They were obliged to rock back and forth to gain enough momentum to stand, had more difficulty balancing once they were upright, and most had to be...