i find this ‘paleo diet’ trend quite amusing. it’s a silly low carb diet that has no basis with the actual ‘caveman diet’. the cavemen rarely ate meat. the staples of their diet were fruits, nuts and any vegetables they could gather. the only meat they consumed (if any) were the remains left over from carnivores (i.e roadkill). gradually as we mastered tools and smarter we did hunt meat but it was not the primary source of food. plus as a caveman you didn’t spend a lot of time on your ass so you burned off most (if not all) of what you ate. this diet tells you that you can eat as much meat as you want but to have no carbs (including fruit) and a limited amount of vegetables. you can also cook your meat with olive oil and season however you want. i don’t think the caveman really had access to olive oil much less a spice cabinet.
Arizona advanced a bill this week that would make it legal for doctors to withhold information from pregnant women about birth defects and other health conditions that might cause them to choose an abortion. The bill barring “wrongful birth, life, or conception” claims passed in the state senate earlier this week and now advances to the house.
The legislation indemnifies medical professionals from being sued for failing to disclose information about fetal abnormalities that might lead a woman to terminate her pregnancy. Thus, a woman living in the state would no longer be able file suit against her doctor if she gives birth to a child with serious impairments.
Cathi Herrod, president of the conservative advocacy group Center for Arizona Policy, which proposed the bill to Arizona legislators, said she opposes the lawsuits because they give the impression that “the life of a disabled child is worth less than the life of a healthy child.”
“Public policy should reflect in Arizona that no child’s life is a wrongful life,” Herrod said.
It would also prevent suits stemming from a failed vasectomy or tubal ligation (often referred to as “getting your tubes tied”).
The Kansas legislature is also considering a bill that would ban malpractice suits against doctors who withhold information from women in order to prevent abortions. That 68-page bill includes a number of other abortion restrictions, including barring medical residents of the University of Kansas Medical Center from providing abortions and requiring women to listen to the fetal heartbeat before undergoing the procedure.
When I was a kid, I didn't have a laptop, iPod, Blackberry, PS3, Wifi or iPads. I played outside with friends, bruised my knees, made up stories and played hide and seek. I ate what my mom made. I would think twice before I said "no" to my parents. Life wasn't hard, it was good & I survived. Kids these days are spoiled. Reblog this if you appreciate the way you were raised. I think we were happier kids.
“Right now about 70 percent of Americans take more out of the tax system than they put into it, according to the Tax Foundation,” Brooks said.”That’s something that should really alarm a lot of Americans.”
thingsmostgrey submitted: “Perhaps if the middle class made a living wage, they would be able to pay more in taxes. Any taxes that I pay comes straight out of my grocery budget. That just isn’t true for the 1%.”
Yeah, poor people pay taxes all the time. You know, sales tax. Also, when they say “pay no taxes,” they mean those people get a full refund on the federal taxes they paid that year. It doesn’t include state taxes and I’m fairly certain it doesn’t include mandatory payments to Medicare and stuff. But if you think about it, if the government owes you money at tax time, they were technically borrowing money from you interest-free for up to a year. So the idea that anyone out there is just absorbing tax dollars without giving anything back into the system is preposterous and hateful.