Category: NATIONAL NEWS

THE PRICE OF FETAL PARTS – CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

  “Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you.” — Barack Obama, address to Planned Parenthood, April 26, 2013 WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood’s reaction to the release of a clandestinely recorded conversation about the sale of fetal body parts was highly revealing. After protesting that it did nothing illegal, it apologized for the “tone” of one of its senior directors. Her remarks lacked compassion, admitted Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. As if Dr. Deborah Nucatola’s cold and casual discussion over salad and wine of how the fetal body can be crushed with forceps in a way that leaves valuable organs intact for sale is some kind of personal idiosyncrasy. On the contrary, it’s precisely the kind of psychic numbing that occurs when dealing daily with industrial scale destruction of the growing, thriving, recognizably human fetus. This was again demonstrated by the release this week of a second video showing another official sporting that same tone, casual and even jocular, while haggling over the price of an embryonic liver. “If it’s still low, then we can bump it up,” she joked, “I want a Lamborghini.” Abortion critics have long warned that the problem is not only the obvious — what abortion does to the fetus — but also what it does to us. It’s the same kind of desensitization that has occurred in the Netherlands with another mass exercise in life...

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Mohave County Sits on Huge Deposits of Uranium

As U.S. Utilities Grow Needlessly Dependent on Foreign Supplies – The United States is over 90% dependent on foreign countries for its uranium supply despite having more than enough of the mineral for the U.S. to be fully self-sufficient in the production of domestic nuclear power.   According to Supervisor Buster Johnson, 375 million pounds of uranium sits unable to be touched in northern Mohave and Coconino Counties thanks to the Department of Interior’s January 2012 withdrawal of uranium mining.   A withdrawal is one of the ways by which the Executive Branch restricts access to mining on public lands.   “In addition to using 50 million tons annually to provide domestic electrical power, uranium is required for medical purposes and to power our submarine–it is considered a strategic asset to the U.S.,” Supervisor Johnson stated.  “Because we currently produce less than 10% of our uranium domestically, you would think that the U.S. would want to lessen that dependency by allowing uranium mining on the nearly 1 million acres of land in the Arizona Strip area,” Johnson continued. Congressman Paul Gosar, a strong supporter of Mohave County’s efforts to promote economic growth through uranium mining, recently grilled two top federal officials during a committee hearing put together by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – John Kotek, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Nuclear Energy and David Trimble, the...

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Emergency Response Systems Not Equipped for a Mobile World, Yet

Lake Havasu City, AZ – According to a national statistics report, more than 41 percent of American homes are now wireless only.  The number of homes switching to wireless only is rising at least 5% per year.  Before ditching a landline phone for a wireless one, it is important that consumers understand that doing so may have unforeseen consequences.  “When someone calls 911 from a landline phone, the emergency operator is able to trace the call to pinpoint the exact location of the emergency.  This isn’t true for cell phones,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated.  “With more and more Americans turning to cell phones, it is important that something is done to improve our emergency response system and enforce location requirements when it comes to 911 calls from mobile devices,” Johnson continued. More than 70% of all emergency calls are made from a mobile phone, but unlike landlines they do not alert dispatchers to the callers’ location.  According to the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council, less than 50% of all cell phone emergency calls are able to be traced.  “If the signal is weak the dispatcher only receives the location of the mobile phone tower and that can be miles away from the actual phone,” Johnson stated.  “While the FCC did propose new guidelines this year for cellphone companies and suppliers to update location based services when it comes to...

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Nepal Earthquake Donation Tips

The devastating earthquake in Nepal recently has already touched the hearts of millions of Americans who want to support disaster relief through donations. BBB Wise Giving Alliance (WGA) advises donors to avoid being taken advantage of by questionable solicitations or wasting their money on poorly managed relief efforts. “The news out of Nepal is horrific and the photos are heart-breaking,” said H. Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. “People want to help as soon as possible, and that is wonderful, but donors need to follow some key rules about supporting disaster relief so that their gifts get to those who need them most.” Across the world, relief and development organizations and governments have begun responding to the earthquake in Nepal.  American charities have also begun accepting donations to assist in the region.  Before choosing a charity, remember to do some research; use give.org to find helpful information on charities. The list below includes nationally soliciting charities accredited by BBB WGA, which means they meet all 20 BBB Charity Standards, and indicate they are collecting contributions to assist Nepal relief efforts. BBB Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charities: ActionAid USA Adventist Development and Relief Agency International American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee American Jewish World Service American Red Cross AmeriCares Foundation Brother’s Brother Foundation CARE USA Catholic Relief Services Church World Service Concern Worldwide US Direct Relief...

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