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Doctors CAN perform surgery on baby that Jehovah’s Witnesses refused

Posted May 12th, 2012 by oracle2b

2-month-old baby's parents would not consent to blood transfusion. A baby will have a life-saving heart surgery despite his parents refusing because they are Jehovah's Witnesses, a judge ruled yesterday.

Doctors at Texas Children's Hospital will operate on two-month-old Gabriel Zepeda after State District Judge Michael Gomez signed an order to allow it against his parents' will.

Despite the life-or-death situation, the infant's parents would not to consent on religious ground as Jehovah's Witnesses are forbidden to accept blood transfusions

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FDA May Let Patients Buy More Drugs Without Prescriptions

If I need advice, I can pay for it or look it up. But I won't pay for permission.

"The Washington Times reports that the Food and Drug Administration may soon permit Americans to obtain some drugs used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes without obtaining a prescription allowing patients to diagnose their ailments by answering questions online or at a pharmacy kiosk in order to buy current prescription-only drugs for conditions such as high cholesterol, certain infections, migraine headaches, asthma or allergies..." See link

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The Man Who Quit Money

Posted May 5th, 2012 by pmfalcon

Daniel Suelo hasn't made a penny in 12 years. He hasn't spent a penny either. He is the subject of the book "The Man Who Quit Money," by Mark Sundeen. In 2000, Suelo had $30 to his name. He left the money in a phone booth and never looked back. Since then, Suelo has lived on public lands, foraging in dumpsters and canyons for food. He welcomes the generosity of others. He doesn't pay taxes. Doesn't accept any form of government welfare. And appears relatively happy. "He is not suggesting or encouraging that anyone else live like him," Sundeen told Brown.

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Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors' Prisons

Posted April 29th, 2012 by Jed I. Knight

How did breast cancer survivor Lisa Lindsay end up behind bars? She didn't pay a medical bill -- one the Herrin, Ill., teaching assistant was told she didn't owe. "She got a $280 medical bill in error and was told she didn't have to pay it," The Associated Press reports. "But the bill was turned over to a collection agency, and eventually state troopers showed up at her home and took her to jail in handcuffs."

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Politician: Unemployed Will Vote To Keep “Their Benefits”

Posted April 27th, 2012 by loungedaddy

That's their long-term plan.

“We’re headed in the right direction,” explained Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC’s Al Sharpton program. And then he went on to explain how Obama will win among unemployed who wish to keep “their benefits.”

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Get a room! Hookups spur crackdown at Wisconsin nude beach

Posted April 22nd, 2012 by Karrde188

Nudists from around the country have flocked to a section of soft, sandy Wisconsin River shoreline for decades, confident police and prosecutors won't go after them for leaving their Bermudas and bikinis behind. But the fun doesn't stop at volleyball and sunbathing - many people are slipping off into the woods for sex.(ZOMG!!1)

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Sullivan 'sex-for-meth': 30-days for what?

Posted April 5th, 2012 by BLibertarian

As you watch the supposed crimes committed, it becomes clear that no one was going to be hurt, all of the interactions were progressing voluntarily, and that the only aggressors were the men in green suits detonating grenades and screaming commands with guns drawn.

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Federal Same-Sex Marriage Is Coming

Federal Same-Sex Marriage Is Coming

There is no disputing that the tide of public opinion on same-sex marriage has turned in favor of allowing federal marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples. On the heels of the landmark decision in California and the legislative initiative in Washington State, both Maryland and New Jersey are also paving the way to allow same-sex marriage.

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Banned From Wearing a Kilt to Prom

The school is giving the (not so) subtle message that academic pursuits aren't worthwhile if they weren't sanctioned by the school.

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Fears of Decentralization

Many libertarians, perhaps most notably Thomas E. Woods, support the decentralization of power from the federal government, including the power of nullification. Many people fear and denounce this power, often because they like the immense power of the central state and are supporters of big government. There are, however, some very real concerns by people who desire freedom as their highest political goal.

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