Herbal Mama wrote: Jim, the solution is for the government to get out of the health industry/personal business, such as having a baby!
I have to respectively disagree with you âť—
Sarah McCammon wrote: .... Of the 4.3 million births in the United States each year, more than 2 million are covered by Medicaid â€” nearly half. The program covers not only delivery, but also prenatal and some postpartum visits, as well as infant care.
For the Hannah Center in Indiana, at least 90 percent of clients receive Medicaid. Directors of several similar organizations interviewed by NPR indicated that most of their clients also do. An NPR review also found at least two dozen such centers advertising online that they offer Medicaid referrals or enrollment assistance....
excerpt from, "How Crisis Pregnancy Center Clients Rely On Medicaid"
Unfortunately, Mike, sometimes pregnancy cost as much as a disease or more âť—đź‘Ž
No. What causes a lot of anxieties for having a child as a cost of it. Except perhaps for Virginia one should expect to have more stress and having a birth below the old Southern Mason-Dixon line
Adam McCain wrote: .... One of the biggest expenses to keep in mind is medical bills. According to The Economist, the average conventional delivery in the U.S. costs over $10,000, more expensive than the birth of Britainâ€™s latest royal baby. Whether or not you have insurance naturally plays a big role as well.... ....But thereâ€™s more to think about than just cost. Some states provide better quality health care service and better environments in which to care for children....
excerpt from, "2019â€™s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby"
Being in a Bible Belt , GOP state doesn't really help an expectant mother.
In case you have forgotten it should be noted this is not a cure for autism no matter how it came about âť—đź‘Ž
Tim Stelloh and Brandy Zadrozny wrote: Federal regulators issued a warning Monday urging people not to drink a chlorine dioxide solution that is often promoted online as a remedy for autism, HIV/AIDS, cancer and other conditions.
The products â€” known as Miracle Mineral Solution, MMS and Chlorine Dioxide Protocol among other monikers â€” have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and can have life-threatening side effects, the department said in a news release....
excerpt from, "Drinking bleach will not cure cancer or autism, FDA warns"
The protesters are entirely right about this law from the executive council leadership of Hong Kong supporting extradition, but there are walking a tightrope, and the mainland government is not known for its tolerance.
Adrian R. Camilleri wrote: .... In my opinion, respondents' confidence is a classic example of overconfidence. It's a well-documented paradox of human self-perception, known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. The worse you are at something, the less likely you have the competence to know how bad you are.
The fact is most humans are not particularly good at distinguishing between truth and lies....
excerpt from, "How to spot a fake review: You're probably worse at it than you realise"
In my review of this article I give it a pretty good rating.
Oh, the movie? Probably, not enough negative things can be said about it
Naturally, I never saw it!
1 Timothy 1:9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,---ESV
John Piper wrote: .... So I want to say that there may be a time when you're calling God's judgment on somebody.
But here's where I'm probably going to end up: Jesus said, "Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you. Bless those who abuse you." So I don't think that today, without being scripture-writers like the psalmist, we should pray for people's damnation. We should bless people, pray for their conversion, or not pray for them if God makes it clear they're not going to be saved.
https://tinyurl.com/zvtyhj2 (Do Christians have permission to pray imprecatory prayers?)
Copycat? Guns aren't easily obtained in Australiaâť—đź”Ş
ABC.net.au wrote: Police have linked the murder of a woman to a stabbing rampage in central Sydney which left another woman in hospital.
â€˘Members of the public apprehended the man using a milk crate, chair and crowbar â€˘Police confirmed a 21-year-old woman found dead in a unit block nearby was linked to the incident that shut down part of the city â€˘Another woman has been taken to St Vincent's Hospital with a stab wound
excerpt from, "Sydney stabbing suspect arrested after woman found dead and another injured in CBD"
https://tinyurl.com/yxczpl58 ('Breaking point': Swing voters weigh Trump rhetoric against economy)
It's not just evangelicals that have trouble with Trump's rhetoric. As the article pointed out, "....How many of Macomb's 630,000 registered voters follow Taylor's lead may well determine whether Trump holds this county, the state -- and possibly the presidency...."
Michigan is an important swing state âť—
Timothy, I don't remember Jimmy Carter ever appointing a homosexual to be ambassador to Germany? Mr. Trump did.
He couldn't lose what he didn't have in the first place âť—đź‘Ž
News Division wrote: Houston, we have a problem!
Brian Houston, that is. Arguably one of the most influential figures of todayâ€™s professing church, Houston, is currently the senior pastor of the worldwide multi-site megachurch known as Hillsong. The church, founded by Houstonâ€™s paedophile father, Frank Houston, dominates the contemporary worship music scene, with their songs being played in churches of every denomination around the entire world.
excerpt from, "Why Hillsong Music is Dangerous For Your Church"
Douglas Fir wrote: I guess C.S. Lewis is the only Roman Catholic who will get a 'thumbs up' sign from those who post here. I tried to read some of his stuff but it was too complicated, much like his friend Tolkien's "Ring" series. I guess I was spoiled by reading Robert E. Howard's Conan series. I remember how disappointed I was when the movie came out with "Ahnold" as Conan--it was not what I had imagined.
I never bother to read C.S. Lewis stuff, just rented the movie for the above.
Forbes magazine had some interesting comments on gender selection for board directors, this is just a part of them âť—
Kim Elsesser wrote: The Cons
Those opposed to quota systems suggest that quotas may encourage the hiring of inexperienced women. Even if the new board members are highly qualified, women selected under quota programs may be perceived by their colleagues as less qualified because they received their position as a result of a quota. Thereâ€™s also some evidence out of psychology that your own confidence may also suffer if you're hired as a result of preferential selection. Finally, backlash against women may result if individuals feel that their choices are being restricted in order to promote women.
And some just feel that the gender quota is offensive. â€śThis legislation is, to me, insulting,â€ť Lucy Dunn, president and CEO of the Orange County Business Council, said in a statement after the vote. â€śRather than celebrate the competitive advantage women bring to positions of leadership in a company, it relegates them to placeholder status.â€ť
Who Is Correct? Lessons From Abroad....
--"California Mandates Women On Corporate Boards, But Do Quotas Work?"
Douglas Fir wrote: Check out the EconTalk podcast (check address at the little house above this post) for a discussion of the value of church as community. It is sad that today, for many people, 'church' means only a building, and not a group of people. Some people will even identify a church by its leader, so it is Pastor Brown's church. I don't think the Bible ever has this in mind. At the same time, with our high tech lives that allow us to be connected 24/7, we can have community a lot easier without having a building. But do we do that? Instead, I read that young people feel lonely, and they are the ones most adept at using social media to stay connected. Older adults seem to be using the internet as a place to air their viewpoints, argue their specific doctrines.
Douglas Fir I agree with what you said
A lot of people are losing interest and going to churchbecause they came out of a politically orientated Unitarian Church or a liberal Methodist one, and then end up in much of the same thing in that they hear pastor spouting off about the Republican Party.
Nothing very Noble about it, unfortunately, women have been put on active patrol duty for years. This fellow should have expected this and went into another line of work
I will point out that I do not think women should be on active patrol duty as police officers. It's not often that get killed or injured I suppose but once is once too often.
Ric Hanson wrote: A southwest Iowa woman who was shot and killed more than three years ago while on duty as an Omaha police officer is being remembered in an unusual way. The Omaha Police Department is adding a new horse to its mounted patrol unit named Orozco to honor Officer Kerrie Orozco....daughter, Olivia, was born premature a few months before the shooting â€” and she was due to come home from the hospital the day after her mother was killed. Hector Orozco said he could no longer care for the horse as taking care of Olivia is his top priority. Sergeant Joe Svacina says the nine-year-old horse has undergone a year of extensive training and entered service last week.
--"Slain Iowa policewoman is honored with police horse"