Cartoon: Planned Parenthood
Aug27

Cartoon: Planned Parenthood

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Modern Medicine And Return On Investment
Aug27

Modern Medicine And Return On Investment

Just to be clear my living will calls for enough opiates to make final final days or months comfortable with limited medical interventions.  My late father had multiple medical interventions in the final decade of his life which for the most part only resulted in a hell on earth.  My late uncle had lung cancer which had spread to his spine.  He had 100s of thousands of dollars in chemo therapy which also resulted in a hell on earth in...

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Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds
Aug27

Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds

Appearance may not always equal reality, particularly when it comes to 21st century politics and the way the new media and political media that can mean big bucks, hits, and political gain operate. The New York Times: Planned Parenthood on Thursday gave congressional leaders and a committee that is investigating allegations of criminality at its clinics an analysis it commissioned concluding that “manipulation” of undercover videos by...

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Planned Parenthood and the Queen of Hearts (Guest Voice)
Aug26

Planned Parenthood and the Queen of Hearts (Guest Voice)

Planned Parenthood and the Queen of Hearts By Dick Polman Everyone has a beef about “the media,” and here’s mine: We typically highlight accusations of wrongdoing, but we typically bury the news when it turns out that the doer did no wrong. It’s a habit best articulated by the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “Sentence first, verdict afterwards.” That’s the deal right now with Planned...

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Scotland Is Banning GMOs, but Is It the Right Move?
Aug24

Scotland Is Banning GMOs, but Is It the Right Move?

The Scottish government has announced that it will ban the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops. The move is in response to new rules by the European Union (EU) that allow countries to opt out of growing EU-approved GM crops, including corn and six other crops that are expected to be authorized shortly. Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead described the move as one primarily motivated by economics, saying that “There is no...

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Planned Parenthood Fighting Back Against Republicans
Aug19

Planned Parenthood Fighting Back Against Republicans

Planned Parenthood is fighting back–launching ads such as the one above against vulnerable Republicans. They are targeting Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) who are expected to be in tough reelection races next year. The ads concentrate on the problems which might be created if there is a government shutdown over funding Planned Parenthood, as some Republicans have...

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Cartoon: Slim down with fast food and soda pop
Aug16

Cartoon: Slim down with fast food and soda pop

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Trump to the Defense of Planned Parenthood?
Aug15

Trump to the Defense of Planned Parenthood?

Trump to the Defense of Planned Parenthood? By Dick Polman OK, maybe this is the incident that will reverse Donald Trump’s meteoric rise. On CNN the other day, Trump refused to mouth the right-wing mantra about defunding Planned Parenthood. He apparently believes (at least this week) that the defunding stance is too extreme. Worse yet, he even suggested that Planned Parenthood…get ready for this…actually does some...

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Sleep
Aug15

Sleep

I can certainly identify with this article on sleep. The 8-hour sleep myth: How I learned that everything I knew about sleep was wrong.  Now unlike the author I have rarely slept more than six hours a night for decades. Pursuing the truth about sleep means winding your way through a labyrinth of science, consumerism and myth. Researchers have had barely a clue about what constitutes “normal” sleep. Is it how many hours you sleep? A...

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Breaking News: President Carter Has Cancer that Is Spreading
Aug12

Breaking News: President Carter Has Cancer that Is Spreading

Very sad news. The New York Times has just reported that former President Jimmy Carter has been diagnosed with cancer that is spreading. The Times: “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that is now in other parts of my body,” Mr. Carter, 90, said in a statement. . The Carter Center said on Aug. 3 that doctors at Emory University Hospital had performed an elective procedure on Mr. Carter “to remove a small mass in his...

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The ACA and Health Care Costs
Aug12

The ACA and Health Care Costs

When people were lobbying for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare), one of the major arguments in its favor were that health care costs would be reduced. Several reasons were given for this. One was that with preventive care being covered, deadly and expensive diseases would be caught earlier and the cost of treating them would go down. Examples of this scenario included diabetes which might be controlled better, avoiding many of...

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Coca-Cola takes heat for funding ‘energy balance’ group
Aug10

Coca-Cola takes heat for funding ‘energy balance’ group

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola found itself on the defensive Monday after a report said the beverage giant had been secretly funding a “scientific” group that says Americans are getting fatter because of a lack of physical fitness — not sugary drinks. The group, Global Energy Balance Network, bills itself as a not-for-profit “dedicated to identifying and...

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MALIGNANT NARCISSISM- ITS SCREAMING-PIRANHA CHARACTERISTICS
Aug09

MALIGNANT NARCISSISM- ITS SCREAMING-PIRANHA CHARACTERISTICS

FIRST AND FOREMOST: No conscience. Piranhas dont appear to have consciences either. They lash out at anything for any reason. Oddly actually afraid of other fish, they appear to have no control over their appetites nor about attacking whatever is near, friend or foe. A person with the psychopathy of malignant narcissism, knows right from wrong, but treats oneself as some say in the South “extra-extra precious”… and...

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Military Weekend: With the World’s Children
Aug07

Military Weekend: With the World’s Children

Previous “Military Weekends” have focused on our military training, flying, fighting and doing the things military do, but also on our troops fighting wildfires, rendering humanitarian assistance during disasters, and coming home to happy reunions with their loved ones. This time the focus is on children — at home and around the world — and our military’s interactions with them, whether it is providing medical care,...

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Planned Parenthood on trial (Guest Editorial)
Aug05

Planned Parenthood on trial (Guest Editorial)

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, Aug. 4: ——— An effort by Senate Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood failed Monday evening when a procedural measure fell short of the 60 votes needed to proceed. Good. The bill, introduced in the wake of several undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing what… Photo by Diliff (Uploaded by Diliff) [GFDL...

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GOP Effort To Defund Planned Parenthood Fails
Aug04

GOP Effort To Defund Planned Parenthood Fails

WASHINGTON — An effort to revoke federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of controversial videos taken inside the organization failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate. Democrats successfully blocked the legislation with a 53 to 46 vote; 60 votes were needed to advance the legislation in the chamber. The bill, authored by… graphic via...

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You’re 100% Wrong About Showering
Aug02

You’re 100% Wrong About Showering

America, why do you scrub away your natural scent? Why do you douse yourself in chemicals each morning? Why do you waste so much water? Why do you equate a lack of odor with an absence of filth? Is it your cleanliness-next-to-godliness delusions? Do you really need to spend 15 minutes each morning under a scalding… graphic via...

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Cartoon: Planned Parenthood
Aug01

Cartoon: Planned Parenthood

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The War Against Planned Parenthood (Guest Voice)
Aug01

The War Against Planned Parenthood (Guest Voice)

Dick Polman, 7/28/2015 [Archive] The War Against Planned Parenthood By Dick Polman Whenever the Republicans target Planned Parenthood, I always remember what Jon Kyl said in the spring of 2011. Because the GOP senator’s lie – and a spokesman’s defense of that lie – nicely illustrates the party’s eternally hostile attitude. Kyl was on the Senate floor, arguing that the family-planning group should be...

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Republicans poised to trigger another government shutdown: this time over abortion
Jul31

Republicans poised to trigger another government shutdown: this time over abortion

Get ready for another government shutdown that will be triggered by Republicans, who’ll take to the conservative political media and internet to blame it on the Democrats. If past history is any indication, the public will blame it on — the Republicans. But, hey, it’ll help politicos endear themselves to the base with the dramatic speeches and writings that are now almost required groundwork to stage such a political...

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