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Reader Selected News For Week Nov 30 – Dec 6

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This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week Nov 30 – Dec 6”

  1. captstubby says:

    Obama pardons 2 turkeys, but history warns their days may be numbered
    November 27, 2013 WASHINGTON – President Obama on Wednesday continued a decades-long tradition of pardoning two Thanksgiving turkeys — but if history repeats itself, the government gobblers might want to watch their step.

    Pardoned turkeys, while treated to the luxe life as part of the annual tradition, historically have this unusual habit of dying soon after their time in the spotlight.

    Cobbler, last year’s pardoned turkey and Gobbler, the alternate, have both gone on to turkey heaven. In fact, only one of Obama’s pardoned birds has apparently lived long enough to see a second Thanksgiving.

    ” If you like your Turkey, you can keep it.”
    is he pardoning a bird or Obamacare?

  2. yadayada says:

    Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress today on Fox News Sunday made a very telling slip of the tongue. When Chris Wallace asked her a question about ocare , she said, “the hard part is going to be convincing people this is a good plan.” She quickly regathered herself and spewed the party line. in the long run, it will mean nothing because no one will use it. even with the demons staggering in the ring, the gop seems too wussified to deliver any punches.

  3. heykev says:

    A Woman’s Health Care Decisions Should Be in Her Own Hands, Not Her Boss’s
    by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President
    Posted: 11/26/2013 5:41 pm

    “Ensuring the full freedom of women as health care consumers to access essential preventative health services is a vital component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ..The ACA was designed to ensure that health care decisions are made between a woman and her doctor, and not by her boss, or Washington politicians.

    people trying to take this right away from women, by letting private, for-profit corporations and employers make medical decisions for their employees, based on their personal beliefs…Among the first cases to reach the Supreme Court is one filed by Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts chain whose owners want to be able to take the option for birth control benefits away from their employees…

    We are confident the Supreme Court will agree that health decisions in this country should remain with individuals, in consultation with their doctors, families, faiths, and whomever else they personally trust. No corporate entity should be in position to limit women’s legal access to care, or to seize a controlling interest over the health care choices of women.”

    Valerie Jarret is the hand that guides the President in all matters of state. She sits in on most high-level political meetings and screens all internal communication going to the President’s desk. She is also (like BHO) associated with Tony Rezko as shown here by Judaical Watch – any Republican would have been never made it to office if these sort of associations existed.

    No one can stop Hobby Lobby employees from accessing birth control. Any person can go to a store and purchase birth control. I didn’t realize Hobby Lobby had the ability to take birth control and the abortion pill off the market.

  4. mr_bill says:

    ACLU Files Sweeping Suit Against Catholic Hospitals’ Anti-Abortion Policies
    Monday, 02 Dec 2013 07:52 PM

    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a sweeping federal lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops over its ethical guidelines for Roman Catholic hospitals, arguing the directives were to blame for negligent care of a pregnant woman who went into early labor and whose baby died within hours.

    The ACLU alleges the bishops were negligent because their religious directives prevented Tamesha Means from being told that continuing her pregnancy posed grave risks to her health and her child was not likely to survive. She was treated at Mercy Health Muskegon, a Catholic hospital in Michigan.

    If she had just been allowed to murder her unborn child in the womb, it wouldn’t have died later after the hospital tried to save its life.

    According to the lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Michigan, Means was 18 weeks pregnant in 2010 when her water broke and she went to the nearest hospital in Muskegon. The ACLU said that over several emergency visits, Means was never told that “the safest treatment option was to induce labor and terminate the pregnancy” because the hospital was following the conference’s ethical directives. She eventually delivered the baby, which died after less than three hours. The ACLU says the pathology report found that Means had infections that can result in infertility and other damage.

    Were these “several emergency visits” all in the same day? Did she ever go to another doctor and OB/GYN? If she wanted an abortion, why did she seek treatment at a Catholic hospital? Isn’t there a planned parenthood in her ‘hood that could have killed her baby for her? These “infections” (notice “infections” is plural) sould like venerial diseases such as syphilis, chlamydia, etc. Also, we’re never told how old Tamesha is. Was the baby’s father consulted on his wishes for delivering the child?

    The article goes on to say the lawsuit is unlikely to succeed. But that fact isn’t going to stop the ACLU from trying to force those with ethics to abandon them or pay a high price to defend them.

  5. captstubby says:

    like many other sportsmen out there ,you may have got this email from a friend.
    i included some links on this .
    the snoops/ fact checks are probably B.S.,
    and i dare you to find two tax experts that share the same interpretation of the tax code.
    but i always believed where there is smoke there is fire.

    is this the dawn of Obamacare “surprise, surprise, surprise”.

    if anybody has the time, discipline, or nothing else to do, have at it.


    Who knew a fishing rod was a medical device?

    Medical Excise Tax on Retail Receipts?

    “The 2.3% Medical Excise Tax that began on January 1st is supposed to be “hidden” from the consumer, but it’s been brought to the public’s attention by hunting and fishing store Cabela’s who have refused to hide it and are showing it as a separate line item tax on their receipts, the email states.”

    “I did some research and found directly from the IRS’s website information that PROVES this to be true and an accurate portrayal of something hidden in Obamacare that I was not aware of! Now being skeptical of this I went to the IRS website and found this!”

    Q1. What is the medical device excise tax? A1. Section 4191 of the Internal Revenue Code imposes an excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices by the manufacturer or importer of the device.
    Q2. When does the tax go into effect? A2. The tax applies to sales of t axable medical devices after Dec. 31, 2012.
    Q3. How much is the tax? A3. The tax is 2.3 percent of the sale price of the taxable medical device. See Chapter 5 of IRS Publication 510, Excise Taxes, and Notice 2012-77 for additional information on the determination of sale price. IRS.gov

    Chapter Five http://www.irs.gov/publications/p510/ch05.html

    So being more curious I clicked on “Chapter 5 Of IRS Publication 510.”

    And what do I find under “MEDICAL DEVICES” under “MANUFACTURERS TAXES”?

    The following discussion of manufacturers taxes

    Applies to the tax on:

    Sport fishing equipment;

    Fishing rods and fishing poles;

    Electric outboard motors;

    Fishing tackle boxes;

    Bows, quivers, broad heads, and points;

    Arrow shafts;


    Taxable tires;

    Gas guzzler automobiles;




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