Georgia state senators walk out to protest ‘war on women’
By David Edwards Thursday, March 8, 2012
“All of the female Democratic state senators walked out of the Georgia Senate on Wednesday to protest bills put forward by the Republican male majority.
The demonstration took place after Republicans passed two bills that opponents have said are part of the GOP’s “war on women.” The only female Republican senator did not take part in the protest.
State Senate Bill 438, passed by a vote of 33-18, prevents state health plans from paying for abortions. The measure makes no exception even in cases of rape and incest”.
Minnesota school district makes national case for anti-gay bullying ‘blueprint’
07 March 2012, By Joe Morgan
“Six American students will share $270,000 (£171,679, €205,495) after being harassed in their school because of ‘nonconformity’.This has resulted in ground-breaking changes in Minnesota, designed to prevent gay bullying in what federal officials are calling a national model.
Minnesota’s largest school district, Anoka-Hennepin, approved a legal agreement with the federal government which has been investigating the district for human rights violations, The Star Tribune reported.”
By Agence France-Presse Thursday, March 8, 2012
“The number of suicides in the US Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, American military doctors reported on Thursday.
From 1977 to 2003, the tally of army suicides had trended slightly downwards, and was far below civilian rates.
But it started to curve upwards in 2004, the year after the US-led invasion, according to their analysis, published in the British journal Injury Prevention.”
“Abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in Virginia will become mandatory on July 1 under a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell, who faced a political uproar before lawmakers deleted language that would have made the exams medically invasive.The conservative Republican governor’s signature means abortion providers statewide will have to comply. It also requires patients who live within 100 miles of the clinic where the abortion is performed to wait 24 hours after the ultrasound.”
(NOTE: Conservative ideology, usually those in the Republican party and Christian, have NEVER been for woman, not any other “minority”. Regarldess of the history of the two major parties switching where they stand on slavery, it is ALWAYS Conservatives that have been against ALL things that would make all Americans equal. The very core value is controlling the masses with laws. Sad part is, FOX viewer, the most uneducated in the USA, dont realize that their gods; Palin, Newt, Bush, (etc) know how stupid they are, so they just need to keep telling lies to get what they want.
They learned this from the very best:
Conservatives Learn From Those They Admire and Honor:
“Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”
~Stated by Nazi Hermann Wilhelm Göring, a German politician, military leader, and a leading member of the Nazi Party in an interview with Gustave Mark Gilbert, at the Nuremberg Trials, on April 18th, 1946. After World War II, Göring was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg Trials. He was sentenced to death by hanging, but committed suicide by cyanide ingestion the night before he was due to be hanged.)
“Too often, I make my way through my high school hallway and hear the words “homo” and “fa**ot” uttered when no teachers are around. I am not gay, but I find the words deeply offensive; I can only imagine what it must be like to be gay and hear slurs like these.
School and religious center forums on the web from around the country quickly confirm that slurs like this and far worse are typical. It may come as a shock in our politically correct, post-Obama/Brokeback Mountain/Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell age, but in urban and sophisticated cities, wealthy suburbs, and rural areas alike, homophobia is alive and well. Many of us would like to believe that we have moved past these battles and evolved into a more tolerant society, but the evidence just isn’t there. The U.S. continues to have a difficult time accepting homosexuality. Gay marriage has been passed in six states, TV and cable shows with popular gay characters, such as Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) in Glee and Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet) in Modern Family, are common and even some celebrities have come out. Yet, mainstream America is still in a closet of its own when it comes to gay equality.”
By Megan Carpentier Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Nell Boeschenstein is angry. “I take birth control to minimize my risk of ovarian cancer,” she said. “To have that be potentially denied coverage makes my blood boil in ways I can’t articulate.”
Boeschenstein once wrote, “I’ve never sprained an ankle. The only bone I’ve ever broken is the forefinger of my left hand.” But when she discovered that she carries the BCRA1 gene, which carries a 90 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, she had some serious medical decisions to make — especially as her graduate program’s health insurance coverage would run out once she finished her degree. So after spending $10,000 out of pocket to qualify for the surgery — her insurance covered only 80 percent of the bills for the necessary MRIs, mammograms and ultrasounds — the 31-year-old Boeschenstein went under the knife for a double radical mastectomy.
RawStory.com: Breitbart.com editors Ben Shapiro and Joel Pollak said Wednesday on Sean Hannity’s radio show that they would release footage that proved President Barack Obama had “radical intellectual founders” — footage which was covered up by the mainstream media.
But before Breitbart.com released the footage, PBS Frontline published the full unedited video themselves, noting that they had previously included the footage in their election special The Choice 2008.
“There’s nothing new about the clip or Obama’s role in the controversy at Harvard Law School,” PBS said. “It’s been online at our site and on YouTube since .”
By David Edwards Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Utah Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would effectively ban comprehensive education about human sexuality, forcing schools to teach abstinence or nothing at all.
The measure will now go to the desk of Gov. Gary Herbert (R) to be signed into law. The governor has declined to say if he will sign the bill.
The bill forbids advocating for “the use of contraceptive methods or devices,” sex outside marriage or homosexuality. It also restricts teaching about sexual intercourse or erotic behavior.
by Suzi Parrasch, March 2, 2012
“Researchers at Dartmouth College have found startlingly high levels of arsenic in brown rice and brown rice syrup-based products such as organic baby formula and cereal bars. The researchers tested 17 infant formulas, 29 cereal bars and 3 energy shots and reported their findings in Environmental Health Perspectives, a journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
The Dartmouth study comes just months after Care2′s Jaelithe Judy reported that independent product safety tests showed the level of arsenic in a sample of Mott’s brand apple juice to be more than five times the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s legal limit for safe drinking water.
Brown rice syrup has become an increasingly popular replacement for hugh fructose corn syrup, and along with other products such as brown rice flour, it’s been a godsend for people on gluten-free diets.
But just how does arsenic find its way into rice? Put simply, rice soaks up arsenic from soil and groundwater. And because arsenic is chemically similar to silica, an element rice needs, it soaks it up with ease”.
by Judy Molland, March 7, 2012
In case you’re not familiar with this lovely term, “pink slime” is used to describe a ground-up combination of beef scraps, cow connective tissues and other beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill pathogens like salmonella and E. coli. It’s then blended into meat products like ground beef and hamburger patties. Sounds delicious, right?
Horrifyingly, just as these fast-food giants have agreed to get rid of the substance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying 7 million pounds of pink slime for use in school lunches.
Yes, you read that correctly”.
“Oh, Michele Bachmann….when you left the presidential race, you also left a big gaping hole in our lives that needed to be filled with anti-government conspiracy theories and religious right paranoia.
But now, the Minnesota congresswoman and former GOP presidential candidate is back. And she’s claiming that President Barack Obama and his administration will put a cap on how many babies you and your family can have”.
(NOTE: I don’t know how more screwy these people can get, but they never surprise at the depths of insanity their reality beings them.)
By Eric W. Dolan Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Wednesday delivered her sixteenth speech on the House floor condemning the “epidemic” of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military.
To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of women who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in U.S military.
“Airman First Class Jessica Nicole Hinves was raped in 2009 by a co-worker who broke into her room through the bathroom at approximately 3:00 am,” Speier said.
“The rapist was scheduled to stand trial in this court martial,” she explained. “But the airman who raped her was never prosecuted. His new commander intervened and halted the court martial.”
“So what happened next? Well, the rapist was given the award for Airman of the Quarter and Airman Hinves, who was then transferred to another base, now suffers from severe panic attacks and anxiety.”
Yet, last Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who is also Catholic, told ABC News that John F. Kennedy’s classic 1960 campaign speech in Houston about religious liberty was so offensive to people of faith that it made him want to vomit.”