Is This Glenn Beck Charity Wrong?

Conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck says that Americans should “open our hearts” to the plight of the thousands of children who have streamed across our southern border. “Through no fault of their own, they are caught in a political crossfire,” he declared.

Beck promised that he will continue to demand that Washington change its policies and stop this illegal invasion. But at the same time, he will also lead charitable efforts to provide aid to the children who have made it to our shores. “While we continue to put pressure on Washington [to] change its course of lawlessness,” he said, “we must also help. It is not either/or, it is both.”

The conservative commentator said that Mercury One, the charitable organization he founded, is taking truckloads of food and water to McAllen, Texas, where many of the illegal aliens have been housed. The charitable mission will provide hot meals for 3,000 people, along with some recreational items. “The churches have asked us if we could bring Teddy Bears and soccer balls, so we’ve loaded up a whole tractor-trailer” with the items, he said.

The Truth About Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

Most urologists in conventional medicine place high emphasis on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to determine prostate health. Even though researchers have placed substantial doubts on the validity and reliability of the PSA test, conventional doctors continue to use the test and rely on it to determine male prostate health.

Here is the point: The literature says a low PSA number of about four indicates a normal or healthy prostate, whereas higher numbers put prostate health in doubt and even suggests malignancy. A higher number, of course, calls for biopsy and may lead to prostate surgery.

Yet some men may have prostate malignancy with very low PSA numbers or no malignancy with very high PSA numbers.

This makes the whole test doubtful. I personally would not rely on the PSA test and would certainly refuse prostate surgery based on it — or even biopsy at my age, 81.

Many men have been ruined because of prostate surgery. At the very least, all considerations of prostate surgery should be preceded by a detailed understanding of the pros and cons of relying on the PSA test.

In 2014, Nearly Half Of Americans Aren’t Sure If Barack Obama Is A U.S. Citizen

Birtherism as a political phenomenon may have had its moment, but don’t tell that to nearly half the people who responded to a Rasmussen poll released Monday. By Rasmussen’s count, 40 percent of Americans either firmly believe President Barack Obama isn’t an American citizen, or they haven’t been fully persuaded that he is.

According to the poll, 23 percent say Obama definitely isn’t a citizen, while another 17 percent say they aren’t sure. On the other hand, 60 percent reject the idea that Obama’s not a U.S. citizen.

Republicans make up the majority of those who believe Obama has lied about his citizenship, with 41 percent responding that he’s not a citizen and another 20 percent indicating they aren’t sure. Among Democrats, there are (somehow) 11 percent who believe Obama isn’t a citizen, and 7 percent who haven’t made up their minds.

The poll, which covers public opinion about a range of alternate history narratives and conspiracy theories, reveals that the lingering suspicion over Obama’s citizenship is much more pervasive than other popular theories about hidden truths:

Last November, on the 50th anniversary of the [President John F. Kennedy] assassination, 36% of adults said Kennedy was the victim of a lone gunman, but just as many (37%) said he was the victim of a larger conspiracy.

Immigrants With Criminal Pasts Often Go Free In The U.S. When ICE Runs Out Of Options

Whenever U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detains illegal immigrants or legal foreign nationals with criminal backgrounds, its efforts to deport them to their native countries aren’t always successful — not by a long shot. And whenever ICE exhausts available legal mechanisms in attempting to return those who have committed crimes — even if they’re in the country legally — to their homes, it sets those criminals free in the United States.

A remarkable investigative story Sunday in Minneapolis’ Star Tribune recounts the aftermath of one such failed deportation: the freeing of Somali national Omar Kalmio, who subsequently murdered four people in North Dakota. He was convicted in 2013.

“Omar Kalmio was never supposed to get to North Dakota,” the Tribune’s Mark Brunswick wrote. “The Somali national from Eagan was supposed to be deported because of his violent criminal record in Minnesota. Instead, he was released from custody when federal officials could not send him back to Somalia. Eight months later, he murdered four people in Minot in one of the most deadly crimes ever committed in modern-day North Dakota.”

New World Disorder: Emerging Division Between East And West Threatens To Plunge The Globe Into Chaos

East And West - Public DomainIn general, over the last several decades the world has experienced an unprecedented era of peace and prosperity.  The opening up of relations with China and the “end of the Cold War” resulted in an extended period of cooperation between east and west that was truly unique in the annals of history.  But now things are shifting.  The civil war in Ukraine and the crash of MH17 have created an enormous amount of tension between the United States and Russia, and many analysts believe that relations between the two superpowers are now even worse than they were during the end of the Cold War era.  In addition, the indictment of five PLA officers for cyber espionage and sharp disagreements over China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea (among other issues) have caused U.S. relations with China to dip to their lowest point since at least 1989.  So could the emerging division between the east and the west ultimately plunge us into a period of global chaos?  And what would that mean for the world economy?

IRS Reveals More Crashed Computers With At Least One Thing In Common: Lois Lerner

That fatal computer flu that did in Lois Lerner’s hard drive must have been nasty contagious.

The IRS told a Congressional panel last week that several more previously-undisclosed instances of “computer problems” had afflicted the devices of IRS employees who had regular interoffice communications with Lerner.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a portion of the transcript from testimony it received last week from IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Tom Kane, who told the panel that other IRS employees – “less than 20” in his words – had also experienced computer crashes.

That new group of unfortunates includes people like Lerner advisor David Fish, IRS Cincinnati field office employee Kimberly Kitchens, and IRS Exempt Organizations employee Andy Megosh. Lerner was the head of the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit until May of 2013, when she was placed on administrative leave after revealing that the agency had used bureaucratic stonewalling tactics to discriminate against conservative nonprofit groups during President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.

The House of Representatives found Lerner in Contempt of Congress in May of this year over her refusal to testify about her alleged role in the scandal.

What Choice?

“Choice” is one of the many altruistic-sounding code words the elites use to enslave you gradually, without your knowledge. I have told you about these words before and listed many of them.

The progressive left claims to be all about choice. A central tenet of the Democrat Party’s message is that it alone is the protector of choice. It claims to stand as a bulwark against the “Republican’s war on women” (more code words) and those “evil” people who want to eliminate a woman’s “right” to murder their unborn (and even partially born) babies.

This ensures a woman has a “right” to make a choice about her body and whether to purge it of the unwanted organism (that moral people call a baby) through an abortion. Of course, the 57 million babies killed since Roe v. Wade had no choice. No matter. They are just collateral damage for the “greater good” (more code words).

The progressive left and its propaganda arm corporate media tout Obamacare as a victory for choice. It is anything but.

Brainwashed

Commenting on What Is Gun Violence?,
L84dnnr says:
July 14, 2014
thank-you Kevin, your article is right on and scored a bulls-eye.
the reason is to the Left/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist/Facist/Communist, people are never responsible for their own actions;
hence, guns cause violent crime, automobiles cause accidents,
and food causes obesity. they have been programmed/conditioned to think this way.
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Commenting on The Reasons We Fight The New World Order,
vicki says:
July 15, 2014
The OP writes:
“The only reason for any government to exist is to safeguard individual freedom. Period.” This is such an important and fundamental point that I want to point it out again (In my own words so the liberals won’t grumble about “talking points”)
Government has ONE and ONLY one job. To protect the people from force and/or fraud.
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Protests Against The Illegal Invasion Gaining Steam

Imagine, if you will, that a pipe burst in your house. What would you do? Most people would shut off the water and then mop up the mess.

That’s how Deanna Frankowski of Leeds, Ala., believes the immigration crisis needs to be handled.

Stop the influx of illegal aliens first. Then deal with the ones who are here. That’s the message she hopes Washington receives from the protests held nationwide on Friday and Saturday. And it’s why she organized the one in Birmingham, Ala.

“I think the surge has been a concerted effort by President [Barack] Obama,” Frankowski said. “I think he believed that by this point in his Presidency, immigration reform would’ve passed.”

Well, it hasn’t. And the Nation is currently dealing with an influx of illegal aliens, tens of thousands of whom are children. They are pouring across the Nation’s southern border — many of them from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

“They are using the children as pawns in a political chess game,” Frankowski said, pointing out that American parents who abandoned their children and sent them off on a trip by themselves would end up in jail.

Walmart Tests Low-Cost ‘Doc-In-A-Box’ Walk-In Clinics

A small number of Walmart stores in the South are serving as laboratories for an idea the company hopes to expand throughout the Nation: low-cost, walk-in healthcare clinics that focus on minor medical needs, preventive treatments and management for chronic illnesses.

The clinics, simply called “Walmart Care Clinics,” will offer $40 walk-ins for anyone except the company’s own employees, who — so long as they participate in the company’s healthcare plan — can use the clinics for $4 per visit.

Depending on where you live, you may have already become accustomed to seeing some type of health clinic at the nearby Walmart. But until this year, all of the clinics inside those stores have been owned and operated by outside contractors who lease the space. This new experiment, on the other hand, is all Walmart.

Although the clinics that have opened so far are staffed by nurse practitioners, the range of services they provide is similar to that offered by a general practitioner physician’s office: lab work, shots, hypertension and diabetes management, and referrals to outside specialists.

“We have a nickname for these things. We call them docs in a box,” Columbia, S.C.-based Medical consultant Lynn Bailey told WIS-TV News last week. “They’re actually quite good at managing diabetics and hypertension and high cholesterol.”

Sunday News Show Roundup

Sunday’s political talk shows focused heavily on foreign policy, as guests discussed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine which was cast back into the headlines by the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the U.S.’s position on escalating tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza.

Members of Congress, along with top officials from the Obama Administration, suggested that the Russian government likely played a role in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union”, saying that Russia is ultimately to blame if the plane was shot down by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

“The nexus between Russia and the separatists has been established very clearly,” Feinstein said.

“So the issue is: Where is Putin? I would say, Putin, you have to man up. You should talk to the world. You should say this was a mistake, which I hope it was,” the lawmaker continued.

Feinstein also said that she believes that the relationship between the U.S. and Russia is now back at Cold War levels.

Republican Representative Michael McCaul (Texas) and Peter King (New York) expressed similar sentiments, saying that the event will drastically alter U.S.-Russia relations.

Don’t let your vegetable oil fry your health

If you eat a paleo diet, you should be using the healthiest cooking oils. Fact is, the type of vegetable oil you use in your kitchen can make the difference between health and illness. Medical researchers believe that by merely switching cooking oils, you can lower your blood pressure, improve your heart health and protect your lungs.

Consider how your vegetable oil interacts with your blood pressure. A study led by scientists at King’s College in London shows that when you use olive oil on your salad, it produces natural substances that bring your pressure down.

The researchers believe that their findings show why the Mediterranean diet, rich in olive oil, helps keep hypertension away.

Vegetables like spinach, celery, lettuce and carrots are rich in natural nitrites and nitrates (nitrogen compounds). When you consume these vegetables along with olive oil which, like nuts and avocados, is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, nitro fatty acids are created in your digestive tract.

Within the body, the nitro fatty acids inhibit an enzyme called epoxide hydrolase that would otherwise raise your blood pressure. According  to researcher Philip Eaton: “The findings of our study help to explain why previous research has shown that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts can reduce the incidence of cardiovascular problems like stroke, heart failure and heart attacks.”

Possible Epidemic? The Chikungunya Virus Is Starting To Spread In America

Asian Tiger Mosquito - Public DomainCases of the chikungunya virus are appearing in the United States at a level that is far higher than anything health officials have seen in recent years, and now there are two confirmed cases of people that have not even traveled out of the country getting the virus.  That means that the chikungunya virus is starting to spread in America, and once it starts spreading it is really hard to stop.  Instead of spreading human to human, this virus actually spreads “person-to-mosquito-to-person”.  If you live in an area of the country where there are a lot of mosquitos, you should pay close attention to this article.  You do not want to get the chikungunya virus.  According to Slate, the name of this virus “comes from a Makonde word meaning ‘that which bends up,’ referring to the contortions sufferers put themselves through due to intense joint pain.”  That does not sound fun at all.  Fortunately, the U.S. has not really been affected by this disease in recent years, but an epidemic has already been declared in Puerto Rico, and some experts are now saying that it is only a matter of time before we see one in the United States.

Gun Rationing In Cleveland? Yes, If The Mayor Gets His Way

The headline says it: Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is proposing an “emergency” ordinance to limit gun purchases to one every 90 days and report all person-to-person transfers or sales of firearms to the police. Criminals rejoice!

As for everyone else, the proposed law brings city leaders one step closer to attaining the legal prerogative to regard people who are law-abiding citizens today as criminals tomorrow. If the ordinance – which Jackson describes as a “complete rewrite” of the current law – succeeds, you could be held accountable for:

  • Selling or owning gun replicas
  • Selling or owning slingshots
  • Selling or owning long-bladed pocket knives
  • Selling or buying weapons associated with the martial arts
  • Allowing anyone under 18 years old to use a gun
  • Not reporting to the police a person-to-person sale or transfer of a firearm
  • Not reporting to the police a stolen firearm
  • Loaning a gun to anyone who isn’t eligible – under these requirements, as well as State and Federal laws – to possess one.

The ordinance would also establish a municipal “gun offender” registry that would be available for public perusal – presumably to shame violators and make it easier to avoid the stigmatized.