Golden Hammer: Food Stamps Sold Online for Art, Housing and Cash

food-stamp-fraud Food stamp recipients were selling their benefits online in exchange for money, housing or even art, according to a report federal investigators released Thursday that showed states manage to catch just a fraction of potential fraud in the sprawling program. Use of the food stamps, now officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has […] Continue Reading

What is an Orbital Blow Out Fracture to the Eye Socket?

buckling It has been confirmed that Officer Wilson suffered an orbital blow out fracture to his eye socket. In case you’re wondering just what that means, here’s a brief overview. (Bolding is mine.) Per Intelihealth: Indirect orbital floor fracture (“blowout fracture”). This occurs when the bony rim of the eye remains intact, but the paper thin […] Continue Reading

Dems Find ObamaCare Ammo

Obamacare-Amazing-success-story1 Vulnerable Democrats are finding ways to tout ObamaCare in an election cycle where the unpopular law was expected to be a liability for their party. The most overt emphasis on healthcare came this week, when Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) debuted an ad centered on his 1996 bout with cancer and his vote for the 2010 legislation, which […] Continue Reading

FDA Red Tape Blocks Effective Treatments

FDA logo-thumb-300x225-thumb-300x225-10317-thumb-300x225-34939 A dozen sunscreens sold abroad are more effective than those available here, but U.S. regulators have yet to OK them. A promising new MS drug, Lemtrada, has been in use for years in Europe yet American officials have rejected it. And it can take 15 years for new drugs to go from the lab to […] Continue Reading

Gay Rights Group Calls for House Probe of Wiki Edits

boehner-face The Human Rights Campaign called on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to investigate who in the House made multiple controversial changes to Wikipedia articles related to transgender people. A number of Wikipedia edits deemed offensive that originated from Internet Protocol (IP) addresses linked to the House led to a month-long ban for anonymous House edits on […] Continue Reading

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a 'Mental Disorder'

Gender-neutral-bathroom-sign Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author […] Continue Reading

Climate-Cooling Policies Threaten Food Supplies

local-foods A warmer, wetter climate with more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would undoubtedly produce more plant growth and more food. However climate-cooling policies that claim to prevent global warming by throttling the use of carbon fuels will definitely reduce food supply and increase food prices. The promotion of ethanol for motor fuel is anti-food. This […] Continue Reading