According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 37 percent of households had an adult who owned a gun — 24 percent said they owned a gun, and 13 percent said someone else in their household did.There are about 319 million people in the United States, so that means there are about 118 million gun owners in this nation.The “Mass Shooting Tracker” counts any incident where four or more people are shot, whether fatally or not, as a mass shooting. For 2015 so far, this tracker counts 294 incidents — of those, there are names for only 45 of the shooters, which leads me to believe the others are gang or crime related. But let’s assume for a moment all 294 shooters were actually law-abiding, legal gun owners.That means, out of 118 million gun owners, 249 or .00025 percent of the gun-owning population are potential mass shooters.Of course, now the gun control activists are out in force. Any person who legally owns a gun must be a certified nut bag.It is a sad truth that there are likely more……………….
Here’s What the Mainstream Media WON’T Tell You About Mass Shootings – Allen B. West – AllenBWest.com
According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 37 percent of households had an adult who owned a gun — 24 percent said they owned a gun, and 13 percent said someone else in their household did.There are about 319 million people in the United States, so that means there are about 118 million gun owners …View full post
Imagine, for a moment, sitting at a prestigious steakhouse in Palm Beach, Florida, a hot spot for some of the most wealthy and famous — Donald Trump, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, James Patterson, Rush Limbaugh, and hundreds more.And, imagine dining with a handful of men you’ve only read about. Some of them are worth millions, …View full post
A far-reaching United Nations plot to re-engineer civilization and impose global socialism on humanity, variously dubbed “Agenda 2030” and the “Sustainable Development Agenda,” was ushered in on Friday with a “thunderous standing ovation,” the UN Department of Public Information reported. Every one of the 193 UN member governments on the planet — from communist and …View full post
Corrupt former hedge funder Martin Shkreli — who hiked the price of an AIDS pill by 5500 percent overnight — is only the latest example of price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry. But US drug prices have been skyrocketing across the country for years. As the following chart illustrates, drug prices in the US are …View full post
Pediatric Cancer Event Canceled by Secret Service Because Obama Had to Do THIS! – The Political Insider
Curefest for Childhood Cancer took place in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. It would have been successful had it not been for Obama. The White House may be to blame as it shut down the park.Truth 365 grass-roots child-cancer advocacy had obtained the proper permit to have a electric candlelight vigil in Lafayette Park on Saturday night. …View full post
From Daily Caller: President Obama announced a new executive order on Tuesday which authorizes federal agencies to conduct behavioral experiments on U.S. citizens in order to advance government initiatives.“A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights — research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and …View full post
Grimsrud wrote an alarming comment about the negative effects of nicotine on cancer disease. He cites a review by Sanner and Grimsrud about the nicotine effects on cancer . It is characteristic that all evidence in that review was derived from cell and animal laboratory studies. On the contrary, their discussion about human effects was …View full post
A hundred and fifty years ago, most biologists believed that cells were “simple” blobs of protoplasm. This made Darwinian evolution easier to accept, since all nature would have to do to make a new creature is accidentally adjust a collection of rudimentary parts from an old one.But this 19th-century perception of biological simplicity predated the …View full post
Imagine, for a moment, sitting at a prestigious steakhouse in Palm Beach, Florida, a hot spot for some of the most wealthy and famous — Donald Trump, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, James Patterson, Rush Limbaugh, and hundreds more.And, imagine dining with a handful of men you’ve only read about. Some of them are worth millions, others published best-selling books, and some have held prominent positions at the White House.In essence, you’re sitting at a five-person table of VIPs.You’re about to take a bite of your New York strip when one of the men, a top U.S. intelligence agent, slams a 164-page document in the middle of the table.This document, you soon find out, contains damning evidence that a network of politicians, corporations, and scientists have conspired together to promote the fear of “global warming” . . . despite evidence clearly stating no such “global warming” exists.The motive: $22 billion per year.To be clear . . . that’s $22 billion of taxpayers’ money . . . the amount that our government pays to stop the “global warming” epidemic.That comes out to $41,856 every minute.Or, to put it in perspective, that is twice as much as what our government spends on…………….
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Corrupt former hedge funder Martin Shkreli — who hiked the price of an AIDS pill by 5500 percent overnight — is only the latest example of price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry. But US drug prices have been skyrocketing across the country for years. As the following chart illustrates, drug prices in the US are up to 10 times higher than in numerous other developed countries. Data comes from the International Federation of Health Plans (IFHP) 2013 Comparative Price Report.2013 data from the International Federation of Health PlansEnbrel (for autoimmune disease)Enbrel is similar to Daraprim — the drug Martin Shkreli’s company prices at $750 per pill — in that doctors prescribe it for HIV/AIDS patients. While the drug is $1,117 per month under the UK’s National Health System (NHS), but the average health plan in the US charges between $1,946 and $4,006 per month for the drug.Celebrex (for pain) According to the IFHP, Celebrex is commonly prescribed for pain around the world. The drug costs just $51 in Canada, but between $139 and $431 per month in the US.Copaxone (for multiple sclerosis)Over 400,000 people in the US have multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating condition that affects the body’s central nervous system. Copaxone — one of the drugs used to treat it — costs between $862 and $1,357 per month in Europe. But in the US, Copaxone costs between $3,900 and $4,018 each month, which is roughly the median monthly income in the US.
Pediatric Cancer Event Canceled by Secret Service Because Obama Had to Do THIS! – The Political Insider
Curefest for Childhood Cancer took place in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. It would have been successful had it not been for Obama. The White House may be to blame as it shut down the park.Truth 365 grass-roots child-cancer advocacy had obtained the proper permit to have a electric candlelight vigil in Lafayette Park on Saturday night. About half of the crowd of 700 were children, many of whom have been directly affected by cancer.The Secret Service and Park Police shut the event down before it began, leaving many of these children in tears. The Washington Post spoke with an attendee who was incredibly disappointed.“We ended up waiting at the gates for two hours, and they never let us in,” said Natasha Gould, an 11-year-old from Canada who started a blog after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor this year. “And to be clear, the entire crowd was half kids. I cried last night in my hotel room because it was my first CureFest, and I couldn’t believe people were acting like they don’t care about children.”What’s worse is that attendees weren’t even permitted to get the items they brought to the event, including chairs and blankets. They took blankets away from kids with cancer!This last minute offense left many participants wondering how anyone can treat children with cancer this way. Police officers and agents informed some that it was because President Obama had an important engagement that he had to attend and the park, which is in close proximity to the White House, had to be shut down so he could leave the White House.
From Daily Caller: President Obama announced a new executive order on Tuesday which authorizes federal agencies to conduct behavioral experiments on U.S. citizens in order to advance government initiatives.“A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights — research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them — can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people,” reads the executive order, released on Tuesday.The new program is the end result of a policy proposal the White House floated in 2013 entitled “Strengthening Federal Capacity for Behavioral Insights.”According to a document released by the White House at that time, the program was modeled on one implemented in the U.K. in 2010. That initiative created a Behavioral Insights Teams, which used “iterative experimentation” to test “interventions that will further advance priorities of the British government.” The initiative draws on research from University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard law school professor Cass Sunstein, who was also dubbed Obama’s regulatory czar. The two behavioral scientists argued in their 2008 book “Nudge” that government policies can be designed in a way that “nudges” citizens towards certain behaviors and choices.The desired choices almost always advance the goals of the federal government, though they are often couched as ways to cut overall program spending.Special: Americans Urged to Search Their Names Before Site Gets Taken DownIn its 2013 memo, which was reported by Fox News at the time, the White House openly admitted that the initiative involved behavioral experimentation
Grimsrud wrote an alarming comment about the negative effects of nicotine on cancer disease. He cites a review by Sanner and Grimsrud about the nicotine effects on cancer . It is characteristic that all evidence in that review was derived from cell and animal laboratory studies. On the contrary, their discussion about human effects was only related to smoking or oral tobacco use and not to nicotine. Another recent review on nicotine carcinogenicity by Grando  cited an impressive number of studies, all of which were again laboratory studies. It is characteristic that in many (if not most) cases the amount of nicotine used in the experiments is by far larger than applicable to human smokers. Characteristically, Grando cited one of his own studies in which he tried to reproduce the daily dose of nicotine consumed by Scandinavian snus users in A/J mice through subcutaneous injections . Impressively, the nicotine dose was lethal for 50% of the animals (LD50), clearly showing that the experiment was irrelevant to human effects. Another study linked nicotine with breast cancer, but exposed cells to 5mM of nicotine which is about 20,000 times higher than plasma nicotine levels in humans .In that context, it is surprising and worrying that scientists pay so much attention to laboratory studies but ignore human epidemiological data. The Lung Health Study followed-up long term nicotine users for 7.5 years and found no elevated incidence of cancer . The evidence of snus is extensive and convincing. Snus use is associated with minimal cancer risk, for which nicotine probably plays no role [6-8]. For these reasons, major health organizations have recommended the long-term use of pharmaceutical nicotine products as substitutes to smoking. Smoking pregnant women are also included in those who could use nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation [9,10]. It would be at least ironic to discourage pregnant women who cannot quit smoking “cold-turkey” from using nicotine replacement therapy, allowing them to be exposed to the thousands of toxins present in cigarette smoke. Thus, the whole issue about the risks of nicotine is of minimal concern and, thus, irrelevant and misleading when discussed in the context of continuous smoking. As for never smokers, the scientific community has unanimously made it clear that nicotine use is not recommended for this population.
A hundred and fifty years ago, most biologists believed that cells were “simple” blobs of protoplasm. This made Darwinian evolution easier to accept, since all nature would have to do to make a new creature is accidentally adjust a collection of rudimentary parts from an old one.But this 19th-century perception of biological simplicity predated the discovery of DNA, a precisely structured molecule packed with the genetic language necessary to replicate and sustain life. Evolutionary thought tried to accommodate this newly discovered complexity by developing the proposal that most DNA is non-functioning “junk,” and therefore available for natural processes to alter and shape into new, useful forms.But a recent news feature in the scientific journal Nature again scuttles evolutionary attempts to explain biology in purely naturalistic terms. Titled “Life is complicated,” the article summarized discoveries from the last decade that shatter the notion that anything in living cells is simple. Recent investigations have focused on one of the most complicated aspects of cells–gene regulation. Like any product, specifying and manufacturing a gene is much easier than specifying which, when, how often, and how much should be produced.In the Nature article, author Erika Check Hayden cited the 1997 edition of the authoritative textbook Genes VI, which confidently described the then-latest scientific understanding of gene regulation:The crux of regulation is that a regulator gene codes for a regulator protein that controls transcription by binding to particular site(s) on DNA. 1 However, “just one decade of post-genome biology has exploded that view,” according to Hayden. “Few predicted, for example, that sequencing the genome would undermine the primacy of genes by unveiling whole new classes of elements–[DNA] sequences that make RNA or have a regulatory role without coding for proteins.” 2
If there’s one thing the majority of people fear, it’s most certainly the fact that one day they will die. And it’s the unknown that makes us fearful.Death is something people avoid — the topic, the thought, and even being there for their loved ones in their final moments because they are too afraid. Why? Probably because nobody truly knows what happens after taking that last breath, no one wants to experience pain and suffering.Photographer Walter Schels was once so afraid of death that he couldn’t even bear walking into the room after his mother died to say his goodbyes. This dread followed him around throughout his entire life; that is, until he reached his 70’s. That’s when he finally made up his mind to face his fears head-on by spearheading a project called Life Before Death. It involved photographing people in the moments right before their death and immediately after.“Everything that’s not real is stripped away,” he told The Guardian. “You’re the most real you’ll ever be, more than you’ve ever been before.”When Schels and his partner began speaking with individuals at hospices in Germany to see if they wanted to be a part of his project, they were shocked to find out that hardly anyone said no. They were happy he was there to be with them in those final moments, as many of those dying were abandoned by their friends and family not capable of dealing with the circumstances.Sometimes, he would be on call and have to run out in the middle of the night to take his photos right before the undertaker would arrive. (To see the photo’s follow the source link below.)
Source: Life Before Death Photos
Americans are all too familiar with environmental activists’ gloomy projections of global crises, including the assertion that mankind’s gaseous carbon dioxide emissions will inevitably send the planet into an irreversible greenhouse sweat box.1 In contrast, ICR articles have noted how belief in evolution largely underpins the common view of a fragile planet. Some of those same articles introduced the idea that God-designed systems maintain healthy levels of atmospheric gases required for life.2,3 So how should the news that the world’s forests are greening because of increased carbon dioxide be interpreted?Forest scientists have been watching a pleasant trend, even amidst unpleasant environmentalist diatribes—the world’s forests are expanding, even in arid regions. The trees are growing without any extra water. All they needed was more carbon dioxide.A recent collaboration of scientists analyzed carbon dioxide data taken from decades-old monitoring stations. They found that forests “have become dramatically more efficient in how they use water,” according to Harvard news.4 And the key to that efficiency was an uptick in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Plants simply find it easier to extract carbon dioxide from air that has more of it—which they then use for more efficient photosynthesis.Though he was quick to say that the biosphere’s future might still collapse, Trevor Keenan, lead author of the paper published in Nature, told Harvard news, “This could be considered a beneficial effect of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide.”4,5Keenan also said, “What’s surprising is we didn’t expect the effect to be this big. A large proportion of the ecosystems in the world are limited by water—they don’t have enough water during the year to reach their maximum potential growth. If they become more efficient at using water, they should be able to take more carbon out of the atmosphere due to higher growth rates.”4So, in effect, the world’s forests are helping sequester excess carbon dioxide, all without any human intervention.And it appears that the warming trend itself proceeded primarily without human intervention, too. A decrease in the rate of warming within the last fifteen years has surprised many climate scientists.6 Although still in the minority, a growing number of them link weather trends to solar activity. The upcoming 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is expected to address this “hot” topic.7 The failure of climate models to anticipate this decrease in the rate of warming may have resulted from a failure to link solar activity with warming.Trees have been indispensable throughout history for the ways they have directly benefitted human and animal life. This news of a greening planet brings yet another reason to thank God for trees.8 Forests help balance levels of atmospheric gases integral to living things.