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Tasha Adams Allegedly Breastfed While Drinking, Server Who Told Cops, Jackie Conners, Fired

Tasha Adams Allegedly Breastfed While Drinking, Server Who Told Cops, Jackie Conners, Fired

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 00:09:54 in Weird News

http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-3/230-234.htm

Transfer of Alcohol Into the Milk
When a lactating woman consumes alcohol, some of that alcohol is transferred into the milk. In general, less than 2 percent of the alcohol dose consumed by the mother reaches her milk and blood. Alcohol is not stored in breast milk, however, but its level parallels that found in the maternal blood. That means that as long as the mother has substantial blood alcohol levels, the milk also will contain alcohol. Accordingly, the common practice of pumping the breasts and then discarding the milk immediately after drinking alcohol does not hasten the disappearance of alcohol from the milk as the newly produced milk still will contain alcohol as long as the mother has measurable blood alcohol levels. Peak alcohol levels both in the mother' s blood and in the milk occur approximately one-half hour to an hour after drinking and decrease thereafter, although there are considerable individual differences in the timing of peak levels and in alcohol elimination rates in both milk and blood (Lawton 1985; Mennella and Beauchamp 1991) . Therefore, lactating women should not nurse for several hours after drinking until their blood alcohol levels have declined again.”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 16:41:02 in Politics

“nothing can beat the Bush administration. I voted for Obama, and although he's a moderate, I'll take that over a neocon administration any day.”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 16:39:45 in Politics

“not surprised, but certainly gleeful *smile*”
How An Abused Lion, Tiger And Bear Became An Unlikely Family (PHOTOS)

How An Abused Lion, Tiger And Bear Became An Unlikely Family (PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 21:24:45 in Good News

“after a tough day, this was good for the soul. Made me smile”

ehrhartjohn on Dec 3, 2013 at 21:29:03

“Same here. Cheers.”
Caroline Berg Eriksen, Fitness Blogger, Causes Stir With Selfie 4 Days After Giving Birth

Caroline Berg Eriksen, Fitness Blogger, Causes Stir With Selfie 4 Days After Giving Birth

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 16:59:52 in Parents

“of course, a reply not by a woman, but a man.”
Smoking Legal Weed On Your Front Porch Poised To Become Illegal In Denver

Smoking Legal Weed On Your Front Porch Poised To Become Illegal In Denver

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 02:22:07 in Politics

“having lived most of my life in Los Angeles, I believe you are correct.”
Smoking Legal Weed On Your Front Porch Poised To Become Illegal In Denver

Smoking Legal Weed On Your Front Porch Poised To Become Illegal In Denver

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 20:35:29 in Politics

“WTH...democrats? Baffled

The Denver City Council is the legislative branch of government for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. The council is made up of elected officials from 11 city and county designated districts and two at-large elected members. Although the offices are officially non-partisan, the members are allowed to be affiliated with a political party.

Most commonly in Denver history, members are almost always members of the Democratic Party, making a virtual monopoly on city politics favoring the party. Currently, council member Jeanne Faatz is the only Republican. Charlie Brown is unaffiliated.

Elections for all members are held every four years, the next being in 2015. The council elects a president to serve as a leader annually.”

loganhunter on Nov 26, 2013 at 22:27:16

“Yep, and the Mayor. But dont be fooled the right wing here in Colo springs absolutely abhors the fact that marijuana was legalized , even for medical purposes. And they far out number the liberals and Libertarians in the anti cannabis realm.
Same thing in California. the LA council that tried to ban dispensaries in LA was mostly Dems. Although in Cali I suspect the moves to shut down all these dispensaries has more to do with clearing the path for large corporations with lots of campaign donation money for the giving to those who help them take a foot hold in the market.”
Fox News Host Makes Maybe The Worst Obamacare Comparison Yet

Fox News Host Makes Maybe The Worst Obamacare Comparison Yet

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 22:51:11 in Media

“Regarding funding:

Almost all European systems are financed through a mix of public and private contributions. The majority of universal health care systems are funded primarily by tax revenue (e.g. Portugal Spain, Denmark and Sweden).

Some nations, such as Germany, France and Japan employ a multi-payer system in which health care is funded by private and public contributions.

However, much of the non-government funding is by contributions by employers and employees to regulated non-profit sickness funds. These contributions are compulsory and defined according to law.

Single-payer health care is a system in which the government, rather than private insurers, pays for all health care costs. Single-payer systems may contract for healthcare services from private organizations (as is the case in Canada) or may own and employ healthcare resources and personnel (as is the case in the UK). The term "single-payer" thus only describes the funding mechanism—referring to health care financed by a single public body from a single fund—and does not specify the type of delivery, or for whom doctors work. Although the fund holder is usually the state, some forms of single-payer use a mixed public-private system.

In Australia, where I lived at one time, I was impressed with their health care system. One can by private insurance for dental and other non-covered items. I have friends and family in the UK and all are pleased with the health care that they receive.”
Fox News Host Makes Maybe The Worst Obamacare Comparison Yet

Fox News Host Makes Maybe The Worst Obamacare Comparison Yet

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 22:46:39 in Media

“Here is more specific information regarding universal health care.

The Soviet Union implemented universal health care in 1937 and extended equal access to its rural residents in 1969.

New Zealand created a universal health care system in a series of steps from 1939 to 1941.

July 5, 1948, the UK implemented its universal National Health Service.

Universal health care was introduced in the Nordic countries of Sweden (1955) Iceland (1956), Norway (1956), Denmark (1961), and Finland (1964).

Universal health insurance was then implemented in Japan (1961), Saskatchewan (1962) followed by the rest of Canada (1968–1972), and twice in Australia (1974 and 1984)

Universal national health services were introduced in the Southern European countries of Italy (1978), Portugal (1979), Greece (1983), and Spain (1986),

Asian countries followed: South Korea (1989), Taiwan (1995), and Israel (1995)

The Western European countries of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Luxembourg expanded their social health insurance systems to provide universal or near-universal coverage, as did the Netherlands (1986 and 2006) and Switzerland (1996)

Most current universal health care systems were implemented in the period following the Second World War as a process of health care reform, intended to make health care available to all, in the spirit of Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, signed by every country doing so. However, the USA did not ratify the social and economic rights sections, including Article 25's right to health.”

Albrecht Krausse on Nov 26, 2013 at 10:22:31

“I've lived in several of those countries for years. If you make above a certain income you must buy private insurance, for example, in the NL. Likewise many people buy it in the UK and don't like to use the NHS. Saying that is "universal coverage" is sort of like someone here in the USA saying we have "universal coverage" because anyone, even an illegal, can use an emergency room.
1) also they ration care and ration doctors/dentists (if included) so that it can be very hard to get an appointment if new patient. Especially in areas undergoing rapid population growth because the government models are slow to catchup. Not a "bad idea" (do we need tons of dermatologists but no GPs?)
2) they also ration medical school appointments based on the perceived need and future need. Not a "bad idea", in theory, (do we need tons of dermatologists but no GPs?)
3) They also ration based on need. Again, very logical. So, for example, if you get into an accident and have traumatic brain injury in Venlo. They might pay to airlift you to Germany to get the care because the actuarial tables have said that Holland doesn't need a specialist in that rare type of surgery (cost/benefit).
4) the general income tax is higher than in the US and that excludes the high (often almost 20%) VAT you are paying on everything- not just in sales.
5) some have become very "advanced" in their euthanasia thinking
3)”
Fox News Host Makes Maybe The Worst Obamacare Comparison Yet

Fox News Host Makes Maybe The Worst Obamacare Comparison Yet

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 21:41:01 in Media

“First off, NSA data mining is a fact. Secondly, IRS targeted groups with tea party or progressive in their titles. Neither of these are in dispute.

As far as the ACA, you are not releasing any confidential information to the government. If enrolling on the ACA website, it asks for the same info that health insurers ask as permitted by the ACA legislation (which is not any confidential medical information, and is, in fact, less information that insurers have been able to use in the past - e.g. no info about pre-existing conditions, specific medical conditions (other than pregnancy which is used for determining other medical benefits).

Frankly, allowing insurers to continue to rape the American people must end. There is no reason why insurance companies should be allowed to come between a patient and his health care providers. They are not relevant. Payment should be single payer, between the patient and a service for payment (like Medicare and unlike the VA which is socialized medicine).

The answer is single payer, medicare for all”

Albrecht Krausse on Nov 25, 2013 at 21:51:14

“There should be a mixed system I think. Except for some very socialist countries, or fascist ones, there usually is some kind of mixed system. Because, let's face it, rich people and even middle-class people often like a better standard of care, single rooms, less waiting time, elective surgery, getting second or third opinions for serious illness, etc. For example most everyone I know in the UK would never dream of using the NHS to have their child. But for those who cannot afford the state will cover. Same in Germany, Holland etc there if you make a certain $$$ you must buy private insurance (like Obamacare says) but if you don't the state pays for it. And the insurance companies, who basically wrote Obamacare, are not going away. Alas, they make money from all sides in the debacle that is our healthcare system. From the patients, from the doctors, from the hospitals, from the lawyers, and even by legislation written for them.”
Fox News Host Makes Maybe The Worst Obamacare Comparison Yet

Fox News Host Makes Maybe The Worst Obamacare Comparison Yet

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 17:26:22 in Media

“geez, a little paranoid. Good heavens. Just what confidentiality do you think will be breached? As a health care professional, I can assure you that the ACA does not impinge on doctor-patient confidentiality. This is a right wing talking point that I have to continuously dispel with my patients...and guess where they always get the info from?...right wing media.”

Albrecht Krausse on Nov 25, 2013 at 17:31:37

“we already have Congressional testimony about the IRS minions targeting people and groups and the NSA data-mining and spying on the American people. So why is it "paranoid" to think that a centralized database containing all your personal healthcare history could not be subject to identity theft and fraud or used by government minions for political purposes? Just today it was released that some data has already been stolen by hackers from the website.”
Senate's Nuclear Option Raises Stakes For 2014

Senate's Nuclear Option Raises Stakes For 2014

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 17:01:05 in Politics

“what reeks of hypocrisy are republicans who say they want the president to negotiate with them, when in fact, negotiating is Republican orwellian-ism for:
negotiation = democratic capitulation
negotiation = repeal and defund (obamacare, FDA, education, etc)

The polls have clearly shown that the republican obstructionism has resulted in Americans dissatisfaction with governing. Bravo to Reid. About time he did the right thing.”
Samantha Scheibe, George Zimmerman's Girlfriend, Describes Decaying Relationship, Alleged Attack

Samantha Scheibe, George Zimmerman's Girlfriend, Describes Decaying Relationship, Alleged Attack

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 22:09:39 in Crime

“ummm, I think killing an innocent teenager is certainly something to be outraged about.”

aaldrew on Nov 22, 2013 at 07:24:50

“I agree.”

Sarah Bonner on Nov 22, 2013 at 07:00:04

“Outraged, yes, but reporting on him every single time there is in a incident? No.

He had his trial, he was acquitted, and no amount of media stalking will change that. I don't agree with it, I hate the man, but that's that. If he left him alone long enough, maybe he'd actually go and put his foot in his mouth and we'd catch him red-handed at something. He's just not national news -- people are turning this man into a media-****ing superstar! He LOVES it.

There are umpteen other stories that belonged in the top headlines slot, crimes that are horrific and should really hold our attention because justice hasn't even begun to be served.

When gets arrested and actually GOES TO TRIAL or is forced to settle or admit guilt in something, fine, report on it. But he-said-she-said-maybe-we'll-file-charges gossip mills? No. It's just publicity for a man who DOES NOT deserve the attention.”
Samantha Scheibe, George Zimmerman's Girlfriend, Describes Decaying Relationship, Alleged Attack

Samantha Scheibe, George Zimmerman's Girlfriend, Describes Decaying Relationship, Alleged Attack

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 22:09:01 in Crime

“I don't think you have any understanding of how manipulative abusers are. Having worked with domestic abuse victims, I can assure you that many of these woman are successful, intelligent and compassionate. They often believe that they can "help" the man through his dark periods. It's a roller coaster ride of abuse (verbal, psychological, physical, sexual, financial - alone or in combination) followed by days, weeks, months of apologies, promises, affection, attention and adoration . Abusers are exceptional in their manipulative abilities.

I highly suggest the book "Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men" by Lundy Bancroft - the definitive book on the subject.”

ultrawiz on Nov 22, 2013 at 00:23:26

“You're wasting your time. Can't talk sense to anyone that has none.”

Sidney F on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:30:59

“I doubt if someone with what sounds like a vested interest in smearing the girlfriend will want to read a book on his friend (or himself...George, is that *you*?)....”
36 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Divorce

36 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Divorce

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 23:23:13 in Divorce

“#22. However different in that it is the way she treated my children (not very nice) and my ex never stood up to defend his children. My kids generally have no relationship with their father now that they are adults. My daughter asked him 10 years ago "why didn't you stand up for us, when you knew she was being cruel?" His response, "because she'd leave, and I can't have that." That was the last time my daughter spoke to him.”
Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Abortion Restrictions

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Abortion Restrictions

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 22:36:51 in Politics

“and you're a libertarian? Willing to take away an individual's right to make decisions about their own body/health care? Yeah, you're one of those hypocritical libertarians.

The majority of Americans, including gun owners want common sense gun laws (background checks, closing the gun show loopholes - to name two of them). In addition, many Americans would like to see licensing and smart chips.

Smart Chips

What if there were a way to keep anyone else from being able to use a gun registered to you? As it turns out, the technology that could make that a reality already exists - and has been all but perfected. A chip inserted into a gun that measures the biometrics of its rightful owner would prevent anyone who is not registered to the gun from firing it. If the patterns of your grip and size of your hand match the details registered to the gun, you can use it. If not, the gun locks and cannot be used.”

Ronaldus Maximus on Nov 19, 2013 at 22:50:31

“Smart Chips are one of the dumbest ideas out there. They are extremely expensive and invasive of your privacy. The tech sounds cool, but it's absolutely pointless. Another issue with them is registration (you can't have smart guns without a registry). We are against ANY gun registration. Luckily, most states (even NJ) do not register guns (well, they do handguns in counties, but long-arm registration is voluntary).

As for the other points, there is no gun show loophole. I see behind that code word "common sense" gun laws. Private sales are here to stay. We will not register our guns, period. We have over 20,000 laws, yet many of them are not enforced (e.g. Chicago is the murder capital of the country, yet lowest in firearms prosecutions).

But back to abortion. I do not see it as a health decision unless the mother's life is in danger. If it's used for convenience, it is an EXTREMELY selfish thing to do, but I do not support any more laws restricting it.

It's all about abandoning the false left-right paradigm and seeing the truth: the balance between individualism and authoritarianism.”
Police Shoot At Oriana Ferrell And Van Full Of Her Kids During Wild Stop (VIDEO)

Police Shoot At Oriana Ferrell And Van Full Of Her Kids During Wild Stop (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 22:59:28 in Crime

“So far three people have come forward to report the unconstitutional actions of the New Mexico police department (not sure what city). Medical records confirm the statements by the victims. These cops are completely out of control. The actions in this video illustrate that the cops think they are above the law. How long has this been going on? I'll be sure not to ever drive through New Mexico or Arizona.”
George Zimmerman Arrested After Domestic Dispute With Girlfriend

George Zimmerman Arrested After Domestic Dispute With Girlfriend

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 22:37:26 in Crime

“Insignificant injuries as stated by the coroner and EMT reports. Nothing indicated that he had his head bashed on the ground. Nothing but defense propaganda.”
George Zimmerman Arrested After Domestic Dispute With Girlfriend

George Zimmerman Arrested After Domestic Dispute With Girlfriend

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 22:26:24 in Crime

“typical behavior of an abuser. Abusers love to play the victim and often succeeds”

Mrshowell2001 on Nov 20, 2013 at 20:34:48

“And it's sad that so many people believe them.”
George Zimmerman Arrested After Domestic Dispute With Girlfriend

George Zimmerman Arrested After Domestic Dispute With Girlfriend

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 22:21:06 in Crime

“There may not be physical injuries, but certainly he is guilty of domestic abuse. There are many forms of abuse, to include intimidation, verbal, psychological, financial, sexual, etc. Zimmerman is certainly a time-bomb waiting to go off. From CBS news:

Chief Sherriff Deputy Lemma told reporters that Zimmerman has been charged with aggravated assault, battery, domestic violence, and criminal mischief. No injuries were incurred and Lemma said no one other that Zimmerman and his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, were at home at the time.

"The victim indicated that she and George Zimmerman were having a verbal dispute and at that time she alleged that he had broken a table and pointed a long barrel shotgun at her," said Lemma.

Lemma said that Scheibe told police that Zimmerman pushed her out of the home and barricaded the door with furniture as she called 911.”
George Zimmerman Arrested After Domestic Dispute With Girlfriend

George Zimmerman Arrested After Domestic Dispute With Girlfriend

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 22:16:46 in Crime

“So I guess the police aren't reliable or credible?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/13/george-zimmerman-florida-police-chief

A series of indiscreet emails by a Florida police chief has revealed his belief that Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman is a volatile character who is "a Sandy Hook waiting to happen".

Steve Bracknell is the chief of the Lake Mary police department, which is investigating Zimmerman, 29, for allegedly threatening his estranged wife, Shellie, and his father-in-law with a gun on Monday.

In an email exchange with a Lake Mary resident critical of the department's initial decision not to arrest or charge Zimmerman, Bracknell appears to agree with the writer's description of Zimmerman, acquitted in July of murdering Martin, an unarmed black teenager, as "a ticking time bomb".

"Zimmerman is a Sandy Hook, Aurora waiting to happen," the resident, Santiago Rodriguez, told Bracknell in his first email, seeking an explanation for why Lake Mary officers did not charge Zimmerman.

"Your reference to Sandy Hook … I agree," Bracknell replied.”

emeraldcircle on Nov 19, 2013 at 00:54:45

“I couldn't care less what some guy believes any more than you care that the police that investigated the Trayvon Martin situation believed Zimmerman's account.”
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