@#6 – Key elements of the new bill:
Cuts the Medicaid programme for low earners
Provides tax credits to help people pay medical bills, but reduced compared to Obamacare
Ends penalties on those who do not buy health coverage
Allows insurers to raise premiums for older people
Blocks federal payments to women’s healthcare provider Planned Parenthood…[Read more]
@OP- About a third (32%) of Americans say it is very important for a person to be a Christian in order to be considered truly American.
Perhaps they slept through the history lessons on the native tribes of the Americas! – Or just looked through their bias blinkers as usual!
@OP – Dinosaur crater’s clue to origin of life
I think this title is highly speculative!
That hydrothermal vents may have played a part in the origins of life around three billion years ago or so, is quite likely.
The detection of existence of extremophiles in hydrothermal vents which were formed as a result of a meteorite impact 65 m…[Read more]
Mar 23, 2017 at 11:22 am
Maybe my husband and a few other Algerian intellectuals are right when they wish for a benevolent dictator to appear on the horizon.
Well the PR. statements from their propaganda ministries and pet media, usually portray them as benevolent dictators!
People who make public contra-statements, or…[Read more]
Mar 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm
Alan 7 – Just to be clear, it was – if I read the article correctly – the religious judge Smith who referred to the attendees (including a young man also named Smith who was opposed to the judge’s ruling) as “mature adults”.
The young man clearly had the clarity of mind and maturity to object to this impo…[Read more]
@OP – The bill did not change the state’s religious exemption regarding criminal charges, which is considered the most contentious part of the religious waiver.
However, despite the proposal being pitched as a compromise, criticism among lawmakers ranged from those who thought the bill didn’t change enough while others thought the bil…
The article on the link is long and informative.
Some of the comments at the end of from Trumpists and denialists illustrate its points about closed minds and post-factual tribal thinking!
Mar 22, 2017 at 1:44 am
“Most attendees at school-board meetings, including [Isaiah] Smith, are mature adults,” and even board members’ “polite” requests that the audience stand during invocations “do not coerce prayer,”(post-mature-senile-in-second-childhood?) [Judge] Smith wrote.
Mature adults; not like those deluded and p…
Mar 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm
I don’t think Gorsuch should be nominated. He talks the talk, pretends to be super-rational and ultra-objective; but he’s religious and likes “religious freedom”. Every judge has some bias, and it’s dishonest and deceptive on the part of that big-business loving, patriarchal reactionary to claim otherwise…
@OP – Repeated heating and cooling can tease the surface materials apart, leading to erosion, say the researchers.
Like many space probes, the analysis of the data will continue to provide new insights for for years to come as researchers work their way through it!
It is fascinating that even the weak gravity of the comet is reshaping it -…[Read more]
Mar 20, 2017 at 9:40 pm
“Really?? I find scientific discussions of the Big Bang and evolution, usually mention Georges Lemaître, and Gregor Mendel, along with the well known historical near monopoly of religious institutions dominating work in educational establishments to the detriment of science, in those ti…[Read more]
Mar 20, 2017 at 9:40 pm
“Really?? I find scientific discussions of the Big Bang and evolution, usually mention Georges Lemaître, and Gregor Mendel, along with the well known historical near monopoly of religious institutions dominating work in educational establishments to the detriment of science, in those times.”
The reli…[Read more]
Alan4discussion commented on the post, What Can Be Gleaned From Trump’s Allegations of Wiretapping 3 days, 12 hours ago
Mar 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm
Comey said that he is not aware of any evidence to support the claim of wiretapping.
It has been clearly explained why individuals – not even presidents can act unilaterally to have agencies conduct those sorts of activities. Trump is still digging himself into a hole, and hoping to bluster his…[Read more]
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research 3 days, 12 hours ago
@OP – Still, the extent of the cuts in the proposed budget unveiled early Thursday shocked scientists, researchers and program administrators.
Those darned researchers just keep using science and very inconveniently debunking Trump’s “alternative facts”!
Of course we all know that America is the centre of the Universe AND the fount of all…[Read more]
Anti-theist preacher #1
Mar 20, 2017 at 11:41 am
I am a doctor (neurologist) and although I believe that certain non-western medical practices can be helpful, what this idiot advocates is downright dangerous and, as can be read, lethal. I don´t see why just the parents are being charged. He should be charged also. I know I would be…
So the problem of political parties failing to properly screen and select suitable candidates for office, or the insidious infiltration of selection processes by nutty factions, is certainly not confined to the USA!
Mar 19, 2017 at 11:27 am
Trump changed his mind, is taking the salary but said he will donate it. Not the same as not taking it.
The man is deceiving his base.
And these “conservatives” are actively engaged in demolishing the EPA, and are in the process of destroying our safety nets.
What do they want to conserve, Chr…
Fiddy cent #15
Mar 19, 2017 at 6:46 am
Ok, before everyone thinks I’m a right wing nut job, I am a supporter of ObamaCare and I believe in universal health coverage. I also support pro-choice for women.
The problem in the US is centred around political corporate sponsorship, and the lack of media outlets which offer balanced unbiased n…[Read more]
Alan4discussion commented on the post, Earth’s lost history of planet-altering eruptions revealed 5 days, 11 hours ago
@OP link –
Surprisingly, the ancient eruptions lurk almost in plain sight.
The lava they spewed has long since eroded away, but the underlying plumbing that funnelled molten rock from deep in the Earth up through the volcanoes is still there.
Ernst and his colleagues scoured the globe for traces of this plumbing.
It usually appears as radial…[Read more]
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