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Trump Takes Victory Lap On Healthcare Vote, Tangles With Protestors And Jokes With Crowd


Trump and Melania spoke in Youngstown, Ohio – the sixth such ‘campaign’ rally
Before they took the stage, Trump’s pregnant daughter-in-law Lara and first son Eric warmed up the crowd 
At least three protesters were kicked out of the Covelli Centre, a converted hockey arena
President took victory lap after Tuesday’s 51-50 Senate vote that moved an Obamacare repeal bill forward
Trump was in his usual mood to bash reporters, calling the news media ‘a dishonest group of people’
Warmest and most sustained applause was for economic issues, jobs and revitalizing factories 

By David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com In Youngstown, Ohio
Published: 09:10 +10:00, 26 July 2017 | Updated: 15:50 +10:00, 26 July 2017

Donald Trump took a victory lap Tuesday night in Ohio, hours after being on the winning side of a legislative squeaker that will restart the national debate over Obamacare.
‘You think that’s easy? That’s not easy,’ the president declared as he congratulated the U.S. Senate for moving ‘to begin debating a bill repealing and replacing the Obamacare disaster!’
‘It’s time for Democrats to stop resisting. That’s their term. “Resist! Resist!”‘ Trump fumed, moments after drawing a giant ‘Boooo!’ at the mention of President Barack Obama’s name.
‘They have to do finally what’s right for the American people, but probably we’ll do it ourselves,’ he said, referring to Republicans in Congress.
‘Today we won 51 to 50 and didn’t get one Democrat vote. Think of it,’ he vented.
Earlier, after a raucous round of ‘CNN sucks!’ cheers brought on by a presidential critique of ‘fake news,’ a more sinister roar floated through a Youngstown arena.
A man holding a pillowcase painted with ‘Trump/Pence Must Go’ shouted at the president from about 20 yards away.
For two full minutes police made their way to the solo demonstrator as fans clawed at his banner. Trump stood silent, watching and furrowing his brow.
At last, with the protester and his banner yanked outside, Trump deadpanned: ‘Where the hell did he come from?’

Trump Victory lap

 

Donald Trump applauds as he walks across the stage prior to his campaign-style rally in Ohio on Tuesday night

 

 

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UK: People to be allowed to pick their own gender without doctor’s diagnosis, under Government plans

UK GENDER LAWS:

From The Independant

The transitioning process will be streamlined to remove bureaucracy
Jon Stone Political Correspondent
@joncstone
The Government is planning to reform gender identity rules to make it easier for people to choose their own gender in law.

UK Gender Laws

Under plans being considered by ministers, adults will be able to change their birth certificates at will without a doctor’s diagnosis, while non-binary gender people will be able to record their gender as “X”.
Changes to the law will be consulted on and will ultimately be included in a planned Gender Recognition Bill, set to be published in the autumn.

Under current laws – established in 2004 – a person who wishes to transition must apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate. This requires a doctor’s diagnosis of gender dysphoria and that someone spend two years of living as a member of the opposite gender.
The reforms were recommended by Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee last year, which said that they were key to trans people being “treated equally and fairly”.
Plans for self-identification were included in the Labour manifesto, though not the Conservative one. The Gender Recognition Bill did not appear in the Queen’s Speech last month.
Suzanna Hopwood, a member of the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group, said: “It’s vital that this reform removes the requirements for medical evidence and an intrusive interview panel, and finally allows all trans people to have their gender legally recognised through a simple administrative process.”
READ MORE:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/transgender-rules-reform-gender-dysphoria-changes-2004-gender-recognition-self-identify-a7855381.html

Is This The Future Of Healthcare In America?

Is this really the future of healthcare in America?

The Press25 Jul 2017NICK ALLEN

Future of America?

PHOTOS: REUTERS
People wait to receive medical and dental care at the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia.
“This organisation was designed to parachute into the most God-awful places. I expected to see stuff like this in South Sudan and Haiti, but it’s right here in the United States of America.” Stan Brock, Remote Area Medical
As Republican politicians in Washington bickered over the fate of ObamaCare, hundreds of desperate people queued outside a county fairground 650km away over the weekend in the hope of receiving basic medical treatment. Teeth rotting, blood pressure soaring, some on crutches or with oxygen tanks, they limped in through the darkness. Some had camped in a field or slept in their cars to be first in line.
This massive free healthcare event, staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses, treated thousands of people over the weekend. Inside a barn, animal stalls were transformed into makeshift medical facilities. A team of optometrists tested for glaucoma in the chicken house. Mammograms and skin examinations took place in articulated lorries.
‘‘I just wish I could get President Trump to come and see this,’’ said Stan Brock, a British philanthropist and founder of Remote Area Medical, the charity behind it. ‘‘The people here are Mr Trump’s constituency, they’re his voters, and it drives me up the wall. If he saw what was happening I’m sure he’d do something about it. Unfortunately I can’t contact him because I don’t tweet.’’ Brock, 80, added: ‘‘This organisation was designed to parachute into the most God-awful places. I expected to see stuff like this in South Sudan and Haiti, but it’s right here in the United States of America.’’
Last week the Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, a cornerstone pledge of Trump’s campaign, failed in the US Senate.
ObamaCare, the signature domestic policy legacy of his predecessor, led to 20 million more Americans getting health insurance. Repealing it became a cause celebre for Republicans who regard it as costly government overreach, and an unworkable system.
The Senate bill would not only dismantle ObamaCare, it would introduce swingeing US$800 billion cuts over the next decade to Medicaid, the social security healthcare subsidy programme for the unemployed.
As the unfortunate hobbled into the Wise fairground the headline on a morning paper screamed ‘‘32 million more to be uninsured under Republican plan’’. National polls also show ObamaCare is more popular than ever, with a majority of Americans in favour of it for the first time.
But, extraordinarily, many of those in direst need, and who could suffer most under the Trump-backed Senate bill, are still squarely behind the president. The Telegraph interviewed half a dozen Trump voters receiving healthcare at the fairground. Every one said ObamaCare should be repealed, and that they believed Trump would introduce something better.
Their reasons varied. Some had gained coverage under ObamaCare but were unable to meet the rising cost of monthly premiums. Others said they knew little of the detail of the Senate bill, simply pledging faith in Trump.
‘‘I love Trump,’’ said Margaret Harris, 54, shaking her head as she was told Trump backed massive cuts in healthcare spending. She added: ‘‘ObamaCare don’t pay for false teeth and glasses and I blame the Democrats. I’m diabetic and I can’t hardly see you. I need glasses but I ain’t got $400 to pay for them. I know Trump will get it done for us.’’ Similarly, Robert Hicks, 75, a former truck driver who has no insurance, added: ‘‘That’s not Trump, it’s the people in Congress.’’ Hicks, who was having five rotten teeth pulled from his mouth, added: ‘‘I know he’s trying to help us and I’m still with him. We need to vote out the people in Congress who aren’t helping him.’’
Terry Turner, 53, who suffered a broken neck in a factory accident, had much of his care covered by Medicaid, but seemed unconcerned at Trump-backed cuts to the programme.
‘‘I’m all in for Trump, he’s got a good heart,’’ he said, and added that there were ‘‘able-bodied people out there that won’t get out of bed’’ who were abusing Medicaid, who Trump would root out.
Buddy Howington, 48, who was having teeth pulled. His ObamaCare premiums rose to US$2500 a year, and he only earned US$7.25 an hour part-time in a supermarket, so he abandoned coverage. ‘‘Then they fined me $300 for not paying,’’ he said. ‘‘I couldn’t afford to pay for ObamaCare so they fine me. Makes no sense. I don’t know what’s going on in Washington but I think Trump will help eventually.’’ – Telegraph Group

Glyphosate herbicide and toxic heavy metals act like “binary weapon” to destroy kidneys

https://www.naturalnews.com/051266_glyphosate_heavy_metals_kidney_damage.html

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

Glyphosate herbicide(NaturalNews) New research out of Sri Lanka has demonstrated a toxicological aspect of glyphosate that many scientists and laymen alike have overlooked or never even investigated. Besides its inherent toxicity, glyphosate, the primary herbicide chemical used in Monsanto’s Roundup formula, actually makes other toxins and heavy metals more damaging to the body than they otherwise would be on their own.

During the same year that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena announced a ban on the import and use of glyphosate due to its nephrotoxicity, researchers from Rajarata University and California State University Long Beach determined that glyphosate amplifies the way heavy metals pollute and disrupt normal bodily functions, including the normal function of the kidneys.

C. Jayasumana and his team, who conducted previous research on glyphosate, are trying to get to the bottom of an epidemic of SAN, or Sri Lankan Agricultural Nephropathy, that has been affecting Sri Lankan paddy farmers at an ever-increasing rate since 1994, which is right around the time glyphosate was introduced. Earlier research pegged both arsenic and cadmium exposure as factors in this deadly endemic disease, which manifests as tubulo-interstitial type nephropathy.

For their study, the team collected urine samples from patients with SAN living in the Padavi-Sripura region of the country, one of the locations where SAN rates have reached epic proportions. They then compared these samples to those collected from two sets of control groups, one with healthy participants from the same region, and another with participants living in another part of the country.

After analyzing all the samples for 19 different heavy metals as well as the presence of glyphosate, the team learned that heavy metal contamination was particularly problematic in the endemic region and specifically amplified in those who were also exposed to glyphosate. In other words, participants with glyphosate in their systems also had higher-than-normal levels of heavy metals.

“People in disease endemic areas [are] exposed to multiple heavy metals and glyphosate,” the study reports. “Results are supportive of toxicological origin of SAN that is confined to specific geographical areas … multiple heavy metals and glyphosates may play a role in the pathogenesis.”

“Heavy metals excessively present in the urine samples of patients with SAN are capable of causing damage to kidneys. Synergistic effects of multiple heavy metals and agrochemicals may be nephrotoxic.”

Glyphosate directly associated with kidney damage, as evidenced by higher creatinine levels
Levels of creatinine, the waste product left over from the production and use of creatine in muscle metabolism, were also found to be substantially higher in participants exposed to glyphosate. Creatinine levels in the body generally level out at around two percent under healthy circumstances, but in the participants who were contaminated with glyphosate and heavy metals, creatinine levels were much higher.

Elevated levels of creatinine are indicative of impaired kidney function or kidney disease, which suggests that glyphosate, heavy metals, or more likely a combination of both are causative factors in impaired kidney function and kidney disease, as demonstrated in the study.

“Epidemiological studies have shown a strong association between exposure to heavy metals and the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD),” the authors explain in their paper, which was published in the journal BMC Nephrology.

“We measured glyphosate in urine because two authors … have formulated a hypothesis that incriminates glyphosate and heavy metal complexes as a causative factor for SAN.”

Dr. Stephanie Seneff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has conducted her own research on this subject and reached similar conclusions. Be sure to check out her findings and solutions at the following link.

Sources for this article include:

BioMedCentral.com

GMWatch.org

GMWatch

MedicineNet.com

LewRockwell.com

 

Thanks to Jeff Wefferson for the heads-up and link. Cheers Jeff!

Fluoride: Poison On Tap – Full Documentary

Is fluoride bad for you? Should you be concerned about sodium fluoride being in your water or toothpaste? Learn why Sweden, Norway, Austria, Finland, China and more countries have banned fluoride. How did fluoride get approved for use in the United States and what are the health effects? Learn everything you need to know about fluoride.

NZ Water Rights News: Greens to charge 10c a litre for water

NZ Water Rights

The Green Party is the first in Parliament to put a price on water.
They want bottling companies to pay 10c per litre they take to sell.
The tax would apply to both domestic sellers and exporters.
All revenue created from the policy will be divided equally between local councils and mana whenua.
Councils would be expected to return any money collected back into environmental programmes and drinking water management.
The party will also put an interim ban on any further resource consents for those wanting to take water to sell until there is a proper pricing scheme in place
But it’s not just bottlers the party has targeted – it also wants to charge farmers for irrigation, however has not set a price.
The Greens will establish a working group to determine how much farmers should pay.
The Opportunities Party’s water policy would see existing water consent holders charged ‘market rate’ for water, with future consents purchased by auctioned. New Zealand First’s water policy would place ‘a royalty’ on water exports.

https://a.msn.com/r/2/BBE171a?m=en-nz

Medical Nightmare: Stillbirth Mum Sent “Congrats” After Privacy Breach

Stillbirth mum sent ‘congrats’

A woman still grieving for her two stillborn children was mistakenly sent a letter congratulating her on ‘‘the arrival of your baby’’.

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has apologised to Sarah Wilson, of Christchurch, who was extremely upset after the mix-up last week.

Wilson, 45, lost babies in 2001 and 2010 because of a rare blood disorder.

Last week, she received a letter from The Christchurch Doctors medical centre about ‘‘your new arrival’’.

The letter said the national immunisation register had contacted the medical centre with the child’s details and ‘‘we invite you to enrol your baby with our practice’’.

An enrolment form for the baby girl was attached. It included the girl’s full name, date of birth and NHI number, as well as Wilson’s address, home and mobile phone numbers.

Wilson said she was not enrolled with The Christchurch Doctors and had no idea how or why they had her details.

She said the letter was extremely distressing.

‘‘I thought ‘Oh my god, you can’t be serious’. ‘‘I’m the worst person this could have happened to.’’

CDHB chief medical officer Sue Nightingale phoned Wilson to apologise on Monday.

Nightingale could not provide an explanation about what had happened, but said the error was being investigated.

Wilson, who also received a letter of apology from The Christchurch Doctors, said she wanted an assurance a similar mistake would not happen to anyone else.

‘‘When you’ve had a baby die because people have made mistakes and then someone sends you a letter saying congratulations on your daughter’s birth, how would you feel?’’

The privacy breach has further undermined Wilson’s trust in district health boards.

‘‘On Wednesday I’m meant to go and have a colposcopy at Christchurch Women’s. I’ve cancelled that, I’m not going because I don’t trust them.’’

In 2010, Wilson’s baby girl died when she was given the incorrect amount of blood platelets in utero during a transfusion procedure.

It took six days before she could deliver the dead baby.

‘‘Then the Auckland District Health Board sent me a bill for $2500 for the procedure that killed her.’’

Wilson said she battled for three years to get an apology from the doctor and ADHB for the error.

A statement issued on behalf of the CDHB and The Christchurch Doctors said all affected parties were contacted as soon as last week’s letter error came to their attention.

‘‘Now that our investigations are almost complete, we plan to write to both women to apologise again more formally and offer some reassurance,’’ the statement said.

A CDHB spokesman said privacy breaches were rare, but staff were looking at how a similar incident could be prevented.

https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-press/20170707/281633895266710

How much physical and mental torture does this poor woman have to endure?

And just how did the medical practise end up with her details, via the  National Immunisation Centre? I know they’re pushing the vaccination agenda, but this outrageous and not to mention a breach of both law and privacy. And the result is horrific. This is AFTER the bungled transfusion and death of her baby which they then charged her for. Apology? I should think a large compensation would be in order!

Deep medical fraud: logical insight cancels brain fog, By Jon Rappoport

Deep medical fraud: logical insight cancels brain fog
by Jon Rappoport
June 28, 2017
In the course of an investigation, a clue can turn up that changes everything. It exposes massive falsehoods and fraud.
But the meaning of the clue doesn’t always tap the investigator on the shoulder and reveal its full implications. The force of the rational insight is on a delay mechanism, as it were.
When I was writing my first book, AIDS INC., in the late 1980s, I was surrounded by much confusion. A bewildering number of facts and opinions and lies were being fed to me by various sources. I was taping notes to my walls and trying to sort out the mess of spaghetti.
One day, while I was researching the AIDS antibody test, I spoke to an official at the FDA. He mentioned that, if a vaccine were developed for HIV, anyone who received it would be given a special letter from the government. The letter would declare that if this person ever tested positive for HIV, the result should be ignored, because the antibodies that made the test turn positive were resulting from the protective vaccine, not lethal HIV in the body.
After I hung up the phone, I tried to think through what I had just heard. Something strange was going on. What was it?
About a week later, it hit me. The brain fog was gone.
The official government position implied: if an HIV vaccine were ever developed, it would stimulate antibodies to HIV in the body and thus confer protection against AIDS. But…
If an unvaccinated person, taking an HIV test, registered positive, that result would signal the presence of antibodies to HIV in the body—and THAT would mean the person had AIDS or was on the road to developing it.
However, in either case, THE ANTIBODIES WERE THE SAME.
If they were stimulated and acquired through a vaccine, that was a good sign. It meant immunity.
But if these same antibodies were acquired naturally, as a response to making contact with HIV, that was a bad sign. It meant AIDS, now, or just up the road.
Vaccine antibodies GOOD.
Natural antibodies BAD.
THE SAME ANTIBODIES.
Unintentionally implicit in the FDA spokesman’s statements was the logical walkway called reductio ad absurdum; a reduction to absurdity. In other words, if you took the FDA man’s claim about the letter a person vaccinated against HIV would carry with him—and if you thought it through and saw all the implications, you would see the whole proposal was absurd to the highest degree.
A vaccine would produce an effect, X, which would confer immunity. The body, producing the same effect, X, would signal impending disease and even death.
Medical solution GOOD.
Body’s natural solution BAD.
Time and time again in my investigations, I’ve found reductio ad absurdum to be a very good friend and ally. Aristotle originally formulated the strategy, and it has stood the time of time quite nicely.
The overall pattern is rather simple: take an assertion; understand what it claims; lay out the chain of implications that follow from the assertion; show that this chain leads to an impossible or absurd consequence. THEREFORE, reject the assertion.
It’s like following a faulty set of directions. You drive through various streets and shift from one highway to another, all in the process of finding your way home from a distant location. But the directions finally lead you to a series of barriers at the desolate end of a highway, beyond which there is no road, only a pile of construction materials and a dank dark river you’ve never seen before.
It’s not home. It’s not useful. It makes no sense. It’s reductio ad absurdum.
The idea that a HIV vaccine would confer immunity, while a person’s own body—producing the same antibodies—wouldn’t confer immunity, is preposterous.
In the years since AIDS INC. was published, I’ve written about the sea-change that has occurred in disease diagnosis and vaccine “protection.” These days, a person receiving an antibody test for ANY given disease is told he is “positive” for the disease if antibodies show up on the test. But if he receives a vaccine that produces the same antibodies, he’s told he’s immune.
It makes zero sense.
Here is a final clue. A positive antibody test is no reason to tell a person he is sick or is going to get sick. A positive test most often indicates the person’s immune system has swung into gear and neutralized the germ in question. BUT if the medical establishment decides, arbitrarily, to interpret every positive test as a sign of illness, then many, many more people can be diagnosed with diseases. And then…
They can be treated with drugs.
And then, pharmaceutical cash registers ring like crazy with profits

Deep medical fraud: logical insight cancels brain fog