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Maybe one way to help reduce the number of abortions in America would be to address the high cost of having a baby.
(Newser) – The average hospital baby delivery in the US costs $9,775—$15,041 if it's a Caesarean—more than any first-world country in the world, the New York Times reports. It's $3,541 in France, and $2,641 in Britain. And the price hike is not because US mothers-to-be are getting better or more high-tech care; the US actually has one of the highest rates of infant and maternal death in the developed world. It's because of the unique way health care in America is billed: item by item. "It’s not primarily that we get a different bundle of services when we have a baby," says an economist at John Hopkins. "It’s that we pay individually for each service and pay more for the services we receive."
Delivery costs in the US have tripled since 1996 (Read more details from this link)
China has been quietly taking steps to encircle the United States by arming western hemisphere states, seeking closer military, economic, and diplomatic ties to U.S. neighbors, and sailing warships into U.S. maritime zones.
The strategy is a Chinese version of what Beijing has charged is a U.S. strategy designed to encircle and “contain” China. It is also directed at countering the Obama administration’s new strategy called the pivot to Asia. The pivot calls for closer economic, diplomatic, and military ties to Asian states that are increasingly concerned about Chinese encroachment throughout that region.
U.S. officials said there are growing fears that some type of military confrontation could break out between China and Japan over the disputed islands that are said to contain large underwater gas and oil reserves.
North of the U.S. border, Canada this week concluded a military cooperation agreement with China during the visit to Beijing by Canadian Defense Minister Peter G. Mackay. The agreement calls for closer cooperation between the two militaries, including bilateral military exchanges.
“It has cultivated far better military relations with the openly anti-American regimes in the region and could become a sort of political-economic godfather to ensure the survival of the Castro dictatorship system in Cuba,” said Fisher, with the International Assessment and Strategy Center.
Intelligence cooperation with Cuba is “substantial,” Fisher says, and will expand sharply in the region through the activities of its state-run telecommunications firms such as Huawei Technologies and ZTE in the region.
It must have taken a lot of restraint for America's top military leaders to sit through yesterday's Senate hearing on sexual assault and never say the one thing on everyone's minds: "We told you so." A little over two years ago, the same Senate ignored the warnings of many of the men assembled Tuesday and charged ahead with its repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" against the military's advice. Now, a year and half into this post-DADT era, these Senators demand to know why sexual attacks are through the roof.
In short, don't
let him get away with it and demand more answers! Freedom loving
Americans are at risk from the “Let's tone it down” and “Give
the President the benefit of the doubt” type RINOs who would gladly
appease the Left for their own benefit. Their rhetoric would allow
for what is called plausible deniability. This is just another phrase
that means there is enough chaos and confusion to give a lie a chance
reality is another thing altogether. We have all the evidence we need
to accept the premise that Barack Obama created the culture that lead
to the behaviors that brought forth the scandals. His words and
actions are therefore to blame for the collective totality of his
government and its actions. It was Barack Obama who commanded his
followers in his own words “We’re gonna punish our
enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with
us on issues that are important to us...”
He also supported the more vengeful nature of his chief adviser
Valarie Jarrett who said, “After we win this election, it’s
our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against
us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who
helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what
they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress
won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about
after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.” http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/11/01/valerie-jarret-after-we-win-this-election-its-our-turn-payback-time-wsi/
It becomes abundantly clear how having the likes of Valarie Jarrett,
Rohm Emmanuel and David Axelrod pulling strings in a government would
lead to the abuses that emerged from the IRS and the EPA. One could
easily say to the president, “You built that!”
It was also Barack Obama
whom we know promoted the “It was a video” instead of a terror
plot story regarding the Benghazi tragedy weeks after it was known
otherwise. Because he refuses to disclose what leadership he
practiced that night, we are fully justified in concluding there was
It was Barack Obama who
regularly snubbed Israel. The leaks regarding that country came at
times most beneficial for Obama's political ratings or at times a
distraction from other issues was needed. The nation of Israel has
come to the same conclusion. It is now policy that when Israel
defends itself, it will no longer inform the United States in
advance. Barack Obama is clearly an influence upon the ease of leaks
and thus the new strain in US-Israeli relations.
It was clearly Barack
Obama's move to cover for Eric Holder despite being in contempt of
Congress over the Fast and Furious scandal. Nothing was ever said
about the mysterious dropping of the case of voter intimidation by
The New Black Panthers by the Attorney General. The behavior was
repeated when the President again supported Holder despite the
clearly misleading (perhaps perjured) statements made regarding the
justice Department's spy ring aimed at journalists. Obama has been
known to bully journalists whom he was displeased with in the past as
well. Again, he created that culture.
The greatest mistake at this
time would be to appease the Left and go along with their plans to
crisis manage these issues away. Americans who want to fight for
freedom must drop all the PC language and state the obvious
The IRS took orders from
Barack Obama. Lois Lerner was promoted during her time there for a
job well-done. Even if his orders were not direct, and therefore
plausibly deniable, the culture created an indirect set of priorities
that led to the abuse of people clearly known to occupy the
President's enemies list.
Barack Obama is clearly
backing the moves made by Eric Holder. He has never demanded that his
Attorney General fully cooperate with Congress. After condemning the
way reporters were infringed upon, Obama has had nothing to say about
Holder seeking the warrants.
Barack Obama uses executive
orders to get his way. However, upon hearing of the scandals he has
not used this power to restore American's privacy and equal justice
in dealing with the Federal Government. He clearly wants to let this
situation blow over and allow the powers of a huge and intrusive
federal government to continue for his purposes.
There is no evidence of
effective leadership from the President on the night of 9/11/12 when
our people in Benghazi where under attack. There is evidence that
decisions COULD have been made to save lives that night. Nothing was
done. Americans can compare this lack of decisiveness to the many
days Barack Obama took to step-up during the Gulf Oil Spill disaster
early in his first term. Americans must accept that the efforts to
shift blame have failed. We must also continue to demand all the
answers that have been withheld. We also know there were 30 survivors
who have not been made available. America has a right to hear from
them, no excuses any more.
It cannot be stressed
enough, we cannot allow the castrated cuddle-bugs in the GOP to place
nice with the not so nice Left. If we do, justice will not be done.
However, if united, we continue to stand, maybe there will be a more
responsive Congress and less dangerous IRS.
Americans are beginning to recognize the disturbing similarities between President Obama and the fallen Richard Nixon, but the comparison that may matter more is between Mr. Obama and King George III.
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance,” in the words of the Declaration of Independence.
The Boston bombing taught us that terror can strike anywhere in America at any time. However, it also showed Americans that the Federal Government, State, and Local law Enforcement have substantial tools at their disposal to address a crisis like the one that began on April 15th and ended on Friday.
Now that the situation is over, Americans need to question what powers were needed and unneeded as well as how they may effect the future of freedom in America. Citizens have grown all too used to government and private cameras watching them. Unfortunately, the Boston crisis will be used to justify and employ more invasive means of monitoring all that we do. Recently, it was learned that the IRS and other agencies can open our e-mails without a warrant or even informing us. (Good bye 4th amendment) Even scarier, the NSA is building a huge complex in Utah with massive computers that will follow all our telecommunications and storing data for future use (and abuse.) The spy center will have software that retains/taps you cell phone and maintains both audio and a transcript. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/
At first one might be influenced to believe this is all for the sake of national security. Don't let yourself be fooled. Mark the words of Congressman John Dingle when referring to the Socialist healthcare law known as Obamacare, "It will take time but we must control the people." In one sentence we have the mindset of DC. They want to control you and your whole life. They also want to control your children and take away your role as a parent. According to left-wing news announcer Melissa Harris-Perry, your children belong to the "collective" community i.e. "the state."http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/04/09/msnbc-airs-promo-claiming-children-belong-to-whole-communities
Our government, our schools and many other institutions have been infiltrated with persons of this mindset. They have no problem with more government power, even to the point of giving the Constitution of the United States and expiration date. Being close to DC I can see the elite homes and luxury lifestyles afforded those whom the taxpayers employ to control them. The political class wants to retain the lifestyle they are accustomed to and gain more power in the process. When was the last time Congress or the regulators ever restored or expanded our rights?
The Boston situation takes us back to Colonial times in a way. Little is mentioned of the 3rd Amendment of the Bill of Rights. It states, "No soldier shall, in times of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a matter to be prescribed by law." It was the Obama administration itself that declared the 'War on Terror' to be over. Therefore, in a time of peace, how can homeowners be so violated? This little known amendment was insisted upon because of the grave abuses of soldiers in private homes. Families were abused, robbed, raped and sometimes killed in the name of military activity.Our founders said "No more of this." Are we to take their warning lightly?
Historically, the Republican Party Establishment has behaved at its
worst when it has licked the boots of crony capitalists who love nothing
more than using the power of government for their own selfish purposes.
In David Limbaugh's book Persecution he gives countless stories of Christians being persecuted in America
for their faith. Since that time, the problem of double standards and anti-Christian bias has increased. In the Age of Obama it has gotten worse. In the link below, giving a child a New Testament unsolicited is not cause for a warning, the innocent helpful adult was fired. This is how much the left hates Christianity.
One way to counter-act this? Buy a few Bibles from the dollar store and offer them to young people free.
Americans need to take a serious look at what is happening to their 2nd Amendment rights lately. Never before has an administration been so dedicated to disarming good law abiding American citizens. An excuse is made of the violence in the news while the same media censors stories of citizens who defend themselves with firearms. The link below is an example of left wing efforts to make our country desensitized to loosing their rights. Learn more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/12/police-anti-gun-prosecutor-clash-with-soldiers-in-area-around-fort-hood-video/
The indoctrination curriculum is being more strictly imposed by our schools. In the link below an example is made of what happens teachers influence children to abandon the rights we Americans consider essential. Again I ask, what will you do when the schools lie to children and try to wash their brains with the concepts of absolute state control.
No surprise here. The liberals have infiltrated Education. Now they are making the Al Gore Michael Moore Global Warming mindset a regular part of the indoctrination of young people. Will you be willing to protest when your schools lie to children and make them tools of the State?