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Time for a Laugh

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A recent article in the Washington Post reported that Nancy Pelosi has sued a California hospital, saying that after
her husband had surgery there, he lost all interest in sex.

A hospital spokesman replied: “Mr. Pelosi was admitted for
cataract surgery. All we did was correct his eyesight!”

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While Nancy Pelosi calls Hamas a “humanitarian organization,” Egyptian media applaud Israel for its war on Hamas

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Hamas rockets over IsraelThe 3-day “humanitarian” cease-fire between Israel and Hamas which went into effect yesterday (July 31) lasted all of 90 minutes before clashes erupted and Hamas militants fired rockets into Israel.  (Washington Post)

We are living in “Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass” strange times.

The present renewed war between Israel and Hamas-ruled Gaza has an interesting assortment of groups arrayed for and against the two sides.

On one side are the anti-Israel Hamas sympathizers who include the usual low-information denizens of Hollywood, U.S. college students, and Democrats.

An example of the latter is none other than a former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the present House Minority Leader, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

As reported by Matthew Burke for TPNN, on July 27, 2014, notwithstanding the fact the U.S. government gave Hamas the designation as a “foreign terrorist organization” in 1997 during the Clinton administration, Pelosi

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Nancy Pelosi Warns SF Bishop Not to March for Traditional Marriage

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Pelosi Warns SF Bishop Not to March for Traditional Marriage

June 16, 2014 By Stephen Frank 6 Comments

Democrats tell us that religion has no place in the public square, that religious values have no place in discussion of policies. Yet, the San Fran Nan maniacs still claim to believe in the First Amendment which gives us free speech and freedom of religion. The Left thinks IF your policies come from religious origins, you have no right to express them.

“In an astonishing challenge to traditional Catholic doctrine, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, nominally Catholic, has taken to telling San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that he should not attend the National Organization for Marriage’s June 19 march on the Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

While Pelosi claims to be a Catholic, she has made it clear she openly opposes Catholics theology and Church leaders that publically speak about those values. Maybe Pelosi should stop promoting anti-freedom legislation, like ObamaCare.

Why does the Catholic Church still allow her in the doors?
San Fran Nan appears to be a self-loathing Catholic.

Pelosi Warns SF Bishop Not to March for Traditional Marriage
by William Bigelow, Breitbart CA, 6/15/14

In an astonishing challenge to traditional Catholic doctrine, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, nominally Catholic, has taken to telling San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that he should not attend the National Organization for Marriage’s June 19 march on the Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

Cordileone is scheduled to be a featured speaker at the event, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which is consistent with his championing of Proposition 8 in 2008. Cordileone helped raise $1.5 million for the initiative, which intended to ban same-sex marriage in the state. He once said, “The ultimate attack of the evil one is the attack on marriage.”

Pelosi, who called the event “venom masquerading as virtue,” wrote to Cordileone, “We share our love of the Catholic faith and our city of San Francisco,” adding that the event would feature some participants displaying “disdain and hate towards LGBT persons,” and asserting, “If someone is gay and is searching for the Lord and has good will, then who am I to judge him?”

The March for Marriage, which was initiated last year, features thousands of people standing up for “traditional marriage” walking from the U.S Capitol to the Supreme Court. Among the speakers are Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.

Pelosi is not the only Democratic San Francisco politician sending Cordileone a letter decrying his participation in the march. Last week, San Francisco mayor Ed Lee and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome issued a joint letter to the bishop protesting his participation. In the letter, cited by the Chronicle‘s Carla Marinucci, they wrote: “We ask that you will reconsider your participation and join us in seeking to promote reconciliation rather than division and hatred …” They said the march was “organized by some of the nation’s most virulently anti-LGBT organizations and leaders.”

The National Organization of Marriage was also targeted by the federal government in the IRS scandal.

An online petition demanding that Cordileone cease and desist in his plans has been signed by roughly 20,000 people.

Cordileone is the head of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage for the U.S. Conference of Bishops. He has already referred to the March as “an important means to promote and defend marriage for the good of our culture, to pray for our federal and state governments, and to stand in solidarity with people of good will,” adding, “This is a critical time for marriage in our country, as marriage amendments are being struck down by federal courts and appeals of these decisions are being made.”

Woman who supports killing babies washes feet of lawbreaker

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“To honor the dignity and work of [illegal] immigrants,” the Catholic heretic, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-SF), helps Bishop Marc Andrus in the traditional foot-washing ceremony by pouring water on the feet of Yamile Cruz, 10, at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.

Pelosi used the occasion to propagandize about HR15 – the bipartisan immigration “reform” bill that she claims would “reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship.”

One of the richest members of Congress, the pro-abort Pelosi has a net worth estimated to be $100 million.

The Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church identifies abortion (and the support of abortion) to be an “intrinsic (i.e., unnegotiable) evil” and mortal sin. Shame on you, Bishop Andrus, for allowing this heretic to mock Christ and the Church by continuing to receive the sacred sacrament of the Eucharist.

~Eowyn

Why Do Progressives and Democrats Hate America?

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Why Do Progressives and Democrats Hate America?

It’s a loaded question, I know. But please, bear with me for just a moment and put aside all the rhetoric you’ve heard about political correctness. I ask only that you approach the question from a position of pure logic.

Progressives and Democrats want to change America. That’s no secret. They boast about it openly, and base their political campaigns entirely on the premise of change. I’m sure we agree so far.

Now consider this: Why does anyone want to change anything unless they’re unhappy with it? If you’re happy with your job, would you change? If you loved your dog, would you trade him in for a new model? How about your spouse? Does anyone ever leave their spouse who isn’t tremendously unhappy and no longer in love?

I’m sure we can also agree that change stems from disappointment and unhappiness.

Now back to America. Your children won’t hear it from their teachers or read about it their school books, and you certainly won’t see it in your newspaper or anywhere on television, but the United States of America has done more good for more people than all the other countries of the world put together.

America began as a haven for those seeking religious freedom and fought a war to preserve that freedom.

America fought a war to end slavery and won. (Democrats supported slavery. Republicans opposed it. After the war, the defeated Democrats formed the Ku Klux Klan. Funny how white Americans today are still blamed for the slavery of a hundred and fifty years ago, yet never thanked for sacrificing their lives in order to end slavery.)

America won two World Wars, and put an end to Hitler’s socialist Nazi party.

America stemmed the tide of communism and provided safety for thousands of Vietnamese refugees who would have been murdered by the communists of North Vietnam.

For centuries, America has given freedom and hope to the oppressed; hope and joy to the suffering; and liberty and opportunity to people of all races and nationalities. The proof of her greatness can be found every day in the millions of immigrants who flock to her shores seeking the freedom that America offers.

Yet Progressives and Democrats want to change America. Doesn’t that make you just a slight bit suspicious?

Indeed, Progressives and Democrats want not just to change America, but to fundamentally transform it. And they seek to do so under an ideology that has killed more people in the last one hundred years than have died in all the wars in the history of the world combined: Socialism.

Socialism under Hitler murdered millions and set the entire world at war.

Socialism under Stalin murdered upwards of forty million people.

Socialism under Mao murdered over sixty million people.

Socialism under Castro continues to murder people today.

Everywhere socialism goes, it kills.

Yet Socialism is what Progressives and Democrats want for America. Doesn’t THAT make you a tad bit suspicious?

Just what could cause so many people to despise a country so great as America? Let’s examine the question a little more closely.

Have you ever seen a man get rejected by a beautiful woman? At first, he criticizes her, looking for whatever flaws he can find, then he despises her, and eventually he hates her. Why? Because he can’t have her. His hatred is actually a form of self-hatred. He feels unworthy of the woman who rejected him and projects his hate onto her and others. His future attempts at seduction become a means of revenge, a perverted attempt to escape his own self-loathing.

The same thing happens when a woman is rejected by a man. There’s a reason why William Congrave wrote the famous words “nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” The scorned woman condemns and sets out to destroy the man she cannot have. Like the rejected man, she suffers from extreme self-hatred. It’s self-hatred that fuels feminism and its constant attacks on heterosexual men. If we can’t have them, we’ll destroy them.

Progressives and Democrats are no different in their hatred of America.

America was born a religious, God-loving country and it remains so today. Progressives and Democrats, on the other hand, have rejected God and embraced lives of sin. They support and encourage abortion, racism, intolerance, promiscuity, homosexuality, government theft, and a host of other ills, and then project the guilt and self-hatred they feel for embracing these sins onto a hatred of America and its religious heritage. Because Progressives and Democrats falsely believe that God has rejected them, they reject God.

America has offered opportunity and economic freedom to anyone who is willing to risk and work hard. Progressives and Democrats have risked once or twice in their lives, failed, and are now terrified at the prospect of competing with other risk-takers. Their fear leads to a sense of entitlement that extends to food stamps, housing allowances, “free” health care, and personal and corporate welfare. The stronger their self-hatred, the stronger they feel they are above hard work. They hate America, because it reminds them of their own failures to provide for themselves and their families.

America stands for strength, independence, honor, and compassion. Progressives and Democrats are so frightened by life and have developed such a dependence on government for survival, that they have lost all of these qualities. And they hate themselves for it.

No self-respecting man can call himself a man if he’s beholden to government entitlements for his survival. Progressive and Democrat men know this and they hate themselves for it.

No self-respecting woman can call herself a woman if she rejects the honor and compassion of motherhood by embracing abortion and feminism. Progressive and Democrat women know this and they hate themselves for it.

Together, Progressive and Democrat men and women hate America, because it reminds them of all the positive qualities of strength, self-reliance, and kindness they lack the courage to develop in themselves. Like rebellious children who must depend on their parents for survival, but hate their parents because of it, Progressives and Democrats live in a state of suspended adolescence, forever running from the responsibility of motherhood, fatherhood, and limited government.

They hate America, because they hate themselves.

Which brings us to socialism.

Progressives and Democrats embrace socialism, because it represents everything they long for: the complete eradication of the individual. With all of society reduced to lowly pawns, they no longer have to fear being reminded of their own inadequacies. Everyone can be as miserable as they are. Everyone can feel the self-hatred they feel.

With no one to remind them of their sins, Progressives and Democrats believe their guilt and intense self-hatred will finally be removed. What they fail to realize is that the solution to all their ills lies within them. By embracing America, they can embrace God. And by embracing God, they can eliminate their guilt, their self-hatred, and all the factors that contribute to their misery. It’s a solution so simple and so easy that their own leaders are forced to spend billions of dollars, and destroy millions of lives in order to hide it from them.

If you support Progressivism or the Democratic Party, then you also support socialism. And if you support socialism, then, by definition, you also support the socialism of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro, and many others. Is that something you can live with? Are you ready and willing to forgive yourself and return to the One who calls you?

He’s waiting. He’s been waiting. The first step is simply to say, “Please, God, forgive me…”

Abortion and Planned Parenthood: the Scourge of Heaven

For the past eighteen months, I have been studying Marian apparitions from around the world:

Fatima
Medjugorje
Ecuador
Bayside, New York
Necedah, Wisconsin
Long Grove, Illinois
Belleville, Illinois
Guadalupe
Garabandal

…and many more.

The evidence of a Heavenly presence at these places is overwhelming and includes photographs of celestial beings, miracles of healing and conversion, eye-witness testimony, seers in ecstasy, and Fatima’s famous “Miracle of the Sun” which took place before 70,000 witnesses.

At each and every one of these locations, Mary, who is known in the Church as the Queen of Heaven, has steadfastly spoken of Heaven’s condemnation of abortion. Here’s a small portion of what the seers have reported her saying:

Bayside, New York: “A state of life exists now, far worse than it was in the time of Herod! The Holy Innocents were slaughtered, but your numbers now, of children being slaughtered are counted in the millions! Damnation is the eventual judgement upon any man or woman who takes any measure in the slaughter of the unborn!”

Ecuador: “Another great victory of satan is abortion, which is an attempt against the great blessing of the Father, life.”

Necedah, Wisconsin: “I came here most of all because of the little children… Millions of little unborn have found death in the most hideous and cruel way… the wailing and the death of millions of unborn are on all citizens’ consciences if they have one or not… It is not spoken of in the churches from the pulpits. They fear to offend their parishioners… Remember this, it is a life from the moment of conception. No medical man who is honest, can tell you otherwise. No Clergyman who is truthful, can tell you otherwise… ‘THOU SHALT NOT KILL.’ It is a mortal sin with the reward of eternal Hellfire. My children, STOP this terrible killing. STOP IT, or the chastisement will be so severe you will envy the dead.”

Long Grove, Illinois: “To all those who condone abortion: hear me now, for I tell you of your future. If you do not turn back now, mankind seeks a terrible chastisement from his God. Abortion is strictly murder. Mankind is murdering the Holy Innocents of today”

Belleville, Illinois: “My dear children, you cry and lament over loved ones lost in wars of this century, and fail to see how many of my tiniest dear children are killed in their mothers’ wombs every day, more than all of these past wars put together. I beseech you to pray, pray, pray that this great sin of abortion against the laws of God and man must come to an end. This is truly the work of satan.”

Fatima: Lucia said Mary spoke to her of the sin of babies being killed in the womb. At the time, Lucia didn’t understand what Mary was talking about.

I think the evidence is clear that abortion is a one-way ticket to eternal damnation in hell, not only for the mother who chooses to abort a human life, but also for the father, the doctor, the nurses, the abortion clinic’s administrative staff, organizations that support abortion (Planned Parenthood and others), politicians and judges who enact laws that legalize and support abortion, voters who cast their ballots for these same politicians and judges, media that supports abortion (books, movies, television, newspapers, websites, etc.), the people who either work for or own stock in those media companies, etc.

That’s a pretty long list, totaling hundreds of millions of people in our country alone. Across the world, it runs into the billions. Perhaps that’s why at Bayside, New York, Mary also said: “Souls are falling into hell faster than snowflakes that cascaded upon you in the worst part of your winters.”

Don’t kid yourself by thinking that you can be a good Christian, or a good Jew, or a good anything, who pretends to love and honor God, yet still support people like aka Obama, Hilary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and others who ardently support abortion.

If that statement angers you, perhaps God is trying to tell you something. Remember, the truth hurts. If you feel remorse over supporting abortion in the past, God will forgive you. All you have to do is ask.

Eternal damnation is a long, long time.

By refusing to support any individual or organization that promotes abortion, by refusing to spend your money at any business that is not 100% pro-life, you remove yourself from this most terrible of sins.

Why not pass this on to someone you know who supports abortion? You may lose a friend, but end up saving a soul.

http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2013/11/15/an-open-letter-to-obama-supporters/

Today’s ObamaCare “What’s Up With That”

After 3-4-5 years of setting up the ObamaCare website, with the greatest minds money could buy from Belarus, I can only come to one conclusion. This was designed to fail on purpose. No other company in the history of the world has been so inept. The kids on the corner selling lemonade have a better business model. So might I say to all those in charge, I mean this from the bottom of my heart..

And I mean it.

And I mean it.

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HealthCare.gov can’t handle appeals of enrollment errors

By , Published: February 2

Tens of thousands of people who discovered that HealthCare.gov made mistakes as they were signing up for a health plan are confronting a new roadblock: The government cannot yet fix the errors.

Roughly 22,000 Americans have filed appeals with the government to try to get mistakes corrected, according to internal government data obtained by The Washington Post. They contend that the computer system for the new federal online marketplace charged them too much for health insurance, steered them into the wrong insurance program or denied them coverage entirely.

For now, the appeals are sitting, untouched, inside a government computer. And an unknown number of consumers who are trying to get help through less formal means — by calling the health-care marketplace directly — are told that HealthCare.gov’s computer system is not yet allowing federal workers to go into enrollment records and change them, according to individuals inside and outside the government who are familiar with the situation.

“It is definitely frustrating and not fair,” said Addie Wilson, 27, who lives in Fairmont, W.Va., and earns $22,000 a year working with at-risk families. She said that she is paying $100 a month more than she should for her insurance and that her deductible is $4,000 too high.

When Wilson logged on to HealthCare.gov in late December, she needed coverage right away. Her old insurance was ending, and she was to have gallbladder surgery in January. But the Web site would not calculate the federal subsidy to which she knew she was entitled. Terrified to go without coverage, Wilson phoned a federal call center and took the advice she was given: Pay the full price now and appeal later.

Now she is stuck.

“I hope,” she said, “they really work on getting this fixed.”

The Obama administration has not made public the fact that the appeals system for the online marketplace is not working.spc_angry_smack puter_100-103

In recent weeks, legal advocates have been pressing administration officials, pointing out that rules for the online marketplace, created by the 2010 Affordable Care Act, guarantee due-process rights to timely hearings for Americans who think they have been improperly denied insurance or subsidies.

But at the moment, “there is no indication that infrastructure . . .necessary for conducting informal reviews and fair hearings has even been created, let alone become operational,” attorneys at the National Health Law Program said in a late-December letter to leaders of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that oversees HealthCare.gov. The attorneys, who have been trying to exert leverage quietly behind the scenes, did not provide the letter to The Post but confirmed that they had sent it.

A CMS spokesman, Aaron Albright, said, “We are working to fully implement the appeals system.”

Three knowledgeable individuals, speaking on the condition of anonymity about internal discussions, said it is unclear when the appeals process will become available. So far, it is not among the top priorities for completing parts of the federal insurance exchange’s computer system that still do not work. Those include an electronic payment system for insurers, the computerized exchange of enrollment information with state Medicaid programs, and the ability to adjust people’s coverage to accommodate new babies and other major changes in life circumstance.

The exchange is supposed to allow consumers who want to file appeals to do so by computer, phone or mail. But only mail is available. The roughly 22,000 people who have appealed to date have filled out a seven-page form and mailed it to a federal contractor’s office in Kentucky, where the forms are scanned and then transferred to a computer system at CMS. For now, that is where the process stops

The part of the computer system that would allow agency workers to read and handle appeals   has not been built, 

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according to individuals familiar with the situation.

In the meantime, CMS is telling consumers with complaints about mistakes to return to the Web site and start over. “We are inviting those consumers back to HealthCare.gov, where they can reset and successfully finish their applications without needing to complete the appeals process,” said Albright, the agency spokesman. The rationale is that, since the computer system is working better now, it’s less likely to make mistakes.

Agency officials have no way of knowing how many people have taken that advice, according to two individuals familiar with the situation. The computer system containing the scanned appeals forms cannot yet communicate with HealthCare.gov’s enrollment database, so it is impossible to cross-check the information.

Across the country, a few specialists trained to help people enroll in the health plans point to examples in which withdrawing an application and starting over has solved the problem. But that is not a solution for everyone.

Starting over would not help Addie Wilson, for example, because she has already begun to pay for her new insurance and would have no way to get her money back. A few days before Christmas, Wilson was hospitalized with what turned out to be a gallbladder so infected that doctors inserted a drain so it would be safer by the time they operated — the first surgery of her life. She needed a health plan because her employer, the organization Home Base, was cutting off the Blue Cross-Blue Shield coverage she and her co-workers had, reasoning that they could find better choices on the new marketplace.

Given her salary, Wilson knew she was eligible for federal subsidies to help pay for her coverage. She was discharged from the hospital on Dec. 23, the insurance sign-up deadline; she did not yet know that CMS had quietly reset its computers to give people one more day to enroll. It had been weeks since the Obama administration had announced that the system was working smoothly, so she could not understand why the HealthCare.gov screen on her laptop, which should have calculated her subsidy, stubbornly refused to appear. She asked her boyfriend to try on his computer and her father to try on his. Nothing worked.

She called HealthCare.gov’s toll-free number, where, she said, a woman on the other end tried typing and then told her, “Well, it’s not working for me either.” The woman recommended that she choose a health plan at the too-high price and file an appeal. Since her Blue Cross coverage would end Dec. 31, she went back onto HealthCare.gov and picked a plan.

A failure to compute a subsidy is among a variety of mistakes the computer system has made. Another involves what some CMS and state Medicaid officials refer to as “loopers.” These are people who applied for coverage on HealthCare.gov and were told that their income was low enough to qualify for Medicaid. But when they went to their state Medicaid agency, they were told they were not eligible after all, and should get a private health plan through the marketplace. So they have “looped” back to the federal system, which is unable to fix the mistake.

The letter from the National Health Law Program describes families who are appealing for other reasons. In one instance, a North Carolina couple were told that they were eligible for subsidies to buy private policies and that their son was eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is public insurance for children of working-class families. But the computer told them that their daughter was eligible for nothing — an obvious mistake. At the time of the letter, the family was uninsured while waiting for a decision on its appeal.

In Fairmont, Wilson is waiting, too. In early January, she contacted her new health plan about her missing subsidy and asked what to do. She was told to pay the full insurance premium — $215 a month. She did. The next day, Brandon Williams, an enrollment counselor at a local health clinic, helped her check HealthCare.gov again. This time, the computer worked properly and showed that, with the subsidy, her monthly premium should be just $106 and her yearly deductible $617, not $4,750.

Wilson and Williams called the online marketplace and, after three hours on the phone, got only a promise from a supervisor that Wilson would hear from CMS’s “advance resolution team” within five days. The call didn’t come.

Wilson’s scheduled outpatient surgery turned into an expensive, five-day hospital stay after her doctors discovered her gallbladder had gangrene. Home after the ordeal, and dreading the hospital bill and her big deductible, Wilson called Williams, and they tried to reach the advance resolution team. They couldn’t get through. When the call from the team finally came, she said, a knowledgeable-sounding man told her, “The system is not set up to go into someone’s account and correct a mistake.”

With Williams’s help, she has filed an appeal. And she is waiting — waiting to be healed enough to drive so she can go back to work, waiting for someone to decide that she deserves her money back.

“These little kinks should have been worked out prior to this thing being launched,” she said. “This is one more thing stressing me out.”

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~Steve~