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Sandra Bullock to star as Wendy Davis in "Let Her Speak"

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Way to tarnish your career by playing the loser Abortion Barbie. I predict another Hollyweird dud.
From Dallas News: Sandra Bullock is poised to take on the role of Wendy Davis in a new movie called Let Her Speak about the filibuster that catapulted the former Texas senator into the national spotlight.
Bullock, who previously lived in Austin, is attached to the script as long as the project lands a director she likes, Deadline Hollywood reported.
The movie would cover the day of the filibuster as well as Davis’ journey from a teen mother living in a trailer park to a Harvard-trained lawyer who later won a seat on the Fort Worth City Council.
On June 25, 2013, Davis stood on the state Senate floor in pink Mizuno sneakers for more than 12 straight hours to block a vote on what would have been one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. She went without breaks and water during the filibuster.
When Republicans used strict interpretations of the Senate rules to try to end the filibuster and call a vote before the first special session of the 83rd Legislature ended at midnight, abortion rights activists who had packed the gallery erupted into chants of “let her speak.”
The vote was cast in favor of the bill largely along party lines, but came too late and the session was called to a close without Senate Bill 5’s passage. 
After the filibuster, then-Gov. Rick Perry called legislators back for another special session, and the bill that banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy was passed.
The bill also mandated that abortions be performed at hospital-like surgical centers and that doctors who perform abortions must have admitting privileges at hospitals, requirements that caused more than half of the state’s abortion clinics to close.
After a lengthy legal debate, the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2016 struck down the regulations on abortion doctors and clinics in a 5-3 decision. The ruling determined that the restrictions posed an unconstitutional burden on women seeking to end a pregnancy.
Davis waived a bid for re-election to run for governor in 2014. She was dealt a strong defeat by Greg Abbott, who beat her with more than 20 percentage points. 
Another Hollyweird project I won’t be seeing.
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Women's "health" group is funding abortions for Harvey victims

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Amy Hagstrom’s Twitter bio: “In the stigma eradication, self-esteem boosting & identity examination business. Actively building a great company.”

Speaking of victims…
I would hope that those who survived a natural disaster might pause and give thanks for being alive as well as their baby. Alas, abortion providers continue their demented goals.
Too bad that for those aborted, their “situation changes.”
From NY Post: A women’s health organization that is battling the state of Texas over proposed abortion legislation is offering fully paid procedures for Hurricane Harvey victims — and 15 women have signed up, according to a report.
Whole Woman’s Health Clinic, which is currently suing the Lone Start State for trying to ban second-trimester abortions, plans to pay for six abortions in the clinic’s San Antonio location and nine in Austin, a spokeswoman for the organization told 12 News Now.
“There’s not really a safety net, especially when it comes to health care abortion — we really felt like it was important to step up and do our part,” Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, told the outlet.
“In any kind of natural disaster, women’s health care abortion becomes a critical issue.”
The clinic is a national abortion provider with four locations in Texas, a state with some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The organization also plans to pay transportation costs for patients far from their clinic locations.
They’re paying for the procedures with donations raised through their Stigma Relief Fund, which has brought in $6,000 since announcing their Harvey relief efforts. The 15 procedures will total just over $8,000.
Miller said many women affected by Harvey likely missed previously scheduled abortion-related appointments and for those who lost everything in the storm, their “situation… changes.”
The clinic is fighting Texas’ Senate Bill 8, which would ban the most common procedure for second-trimester abortions. The ban would have gone into effect in September but a judge ruled last month to temporarily halt the bill.
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Smart Meter Showdown Today in Texas Capital

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED

Ban ‘smart’ meter fight goes to PUC – Public health at known risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

From the Office of Tom Cryer, Attorney at Law

Media inquiries for Tom Cryer: 318.797.8949

 Media inquiries for Devvy Kidd: devvyk@earthlink.net
(Austin, TX – February 22, 2012) Thousands of upset and angry citizens have been at war with Texas utility companies over installation of ‘smart’ meters on homes and businesses for the past few years. “Smart” meters are digital meters that monitor electricity use every few minutes and report that data by wireless signal to receivers and towers and, ultimately, to the electric utility. The meters are being pressed by the utilities in anticipation of charging different rates for usage at different times of the day and night, providing the utilities with a premium for peak times and increasing their profits.
Utilities also claim that the smart meters will permit them to communicate with “smart” appliances, such as air conditioners, dryers and water heaters, turning them off when demands on the system would otherwise require adjustments in electricity distribution on the grid, saving utility companies money.  Many, however, are opposed to the installation of the meters because they are a serious health risk, compromise the consumers’ privacy and provide no savings or conservation purposes.
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Texas Ablaze


This is the view of the terrible wildfires sweeping Texas, as seen from the International Space Station.
Beginning a week ago, blustering wind whipped up by Tropical Storm Lee swept across parched, drought-stricken Texas, sparking more than 190 wildfires. The worst of the fires has consumed more than 34,000 acres 30 miles southeast of Austin.
The number of homes destroyed has risen to 1,554 and is expected to further increase as firefighters enter more areas where the blaze has been extinguished, officials said Sunday. Seventeen people remain unaccounted for.
It’s difficult for most folks to really understand the scope of the crisis. Texas has suffered from a significant lack of rain all summer; 81% of the state’s land is listed as “exceptional drought” on the U.S. Drought Monitor’s scale. That makes conditions perfect for a terrifying blaze.

Source: http://forestry.about.com/od/forestfire/tp/wildfire_maps.htm

The video taken by the International Space Station helps us to better understand the scope. You can clearly make out the smoke plumes where they rise above Texas. The size of these fires is just that much more mind-boggling when you consider how visible they are from space.
Mercy, God! Have mercy on the innocent suffering wildlife and the humans who were made in your image….
~Eowyn

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Fusion Centers – Warm & Fuzzy?


Is this woman a terrorist?


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