So it seems the law forced on us by Socialists Democrats was written by a fruitcake so crazy he’s begging to be euthanized when he reaches 75. And Liberal Democrats are fine with this?!?
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the masterminds behind Obamacare, has now explained that he wishes to die at age 75. In an article in The Atlantic, Emanuel writes, “Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.” He explains that his daughters disagree; so do his brothers and his friends. But, he says, “I am sure of my position…here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived.”
Emanuel’s push for people to die at 75 is deeply connected to Obamacare, which insists that care be rationed for the elderly – who, presumably, must be encouraged to make the same “mature” decision about death Emanuel has made. Emanuel pushes back against those attempting to lengthen their own lives, castigating them as morally deficient.
Emanuel says he will stop having “colonoscopies and other cancer-screening tests.” He wants flu shots stopped for the elderly, as well.
But it’s not enough for Emanuel to feel that way. We all must feel that way, and we must construct policy around that belief. He believes that life-expectancy statistics should be ignored once they move beyond 75 years old. And while he insists that he is not “saying that those who want to live as long as possible are unethical or wrong,” his entire article is premised on that belief. Otherwise, why write it? And given the fact that Emanuel directs the Clinical Bioethics Department at the National Institutes of Health, his opinion carries weight.
Read the full article at Breitbart.com.
A proposed ordinance in Montville, New Jersey could give police officers broad powers – including entering private property – if underage drinking is even suspected.
Residents value their privacy in the upscale community of Montville in Morris County. But the proposed ordinance could change all of that.
Police officers under the ordinance could search homes with probable cause, and without a warrant, if they suspect underage drinking.
“I am not in favor of them just coming into the homes, because there – other people have said – there are children that do make mistakes on various occasions, and that’s more of a parent responsibility rather than a police responsibility,” said Anna Marie Cecire of Montville.
“Just coming in our houses searching – eventually, it’s going to turn into hunches and all that, and once you base it on a hunch, then it’s all downhill from there,” said high school senior Stephen McManus.
The mayor, committee members and the police chief do not appear to want to talk about the proposal, Sloan reported. None of them returned CBS 2’s calls.
Read the full article at CBS New York.
Deadline reports that CEO Les Moonves announced to investors Wednesday the “strong possibility” that both Showtime and CBS will soon be available to consumers through Internet streaming and outside of a bundled cable package. Moonves’ trial balloon comes just days after HBO floated one of its own.
Like HBO, Moonves is probably talking about an online-only option for the tens of millions of Millennials who watch television on their portable devices and refuse to purchase bundled cable. The tech-savvy will have no problem, though, directing this “online only” signal to their 55-inch high-def plasma televisions.
Should HBO, Showtime, and CBS go this route, the vicious circle will be vicious. The more good stuff available outside of bundled cable, the more people will cancel bundled cable, the more individual networks will feel pressured to go online, the more people will cancel bundled cable…
The result is that The Market will rule again. All these lousy, low-rated networks bundled cable forces you into paying for (CNN, MTV, MSNBC, etc.) will have to survive on viewership alone.
Read the full article at Breitbart.com.
Do you get how serious this is?
Being tied to cable prevents a lot of channels from offering their programming via the internet. That also gives the cable industry a tremendous amount of power. If streaming can prove to be a more lucrative outlet than cable, then those chains can be severed, and each outlet would then have even more freedom. It removes the artificial leverage of bundling that’s kept so many Liberal networks afloat with extremely low ratings. It puts television back in the free market.
Neil Tyson, a prominent popularizer of “Science™”* (he even has his own television show) was recently found to have repeatedly fabricated multiple quotes over several years. The fabrications were not a one-off thing. They were deliberate and calculated, crafted with one goal in mind: to elevate Tyson, and by extension his audience, at the expense of know-nothing, knuckle-dragging nutjobs who hate “Science™”. Tyson targeted journalists, members of Congress, even former President George W. Bush. And what was their crime? They were guilty of rejecting “Science™”, according to Tyson.
There’s only one problem. None of the straw man quotes that Tyson uses to tear them down are real. The quote about the numerically illiterate newspaper headline? Fabricated. The quote about a member of Congress who said he had changed his views 360 degrees? It doesn’t exist. That time a U.S. president said “Our God is the God who named the stars” as a way of dividing Judeo-Christian beliefs from Islamic beliefs? It never happened.
Which brings us to Wikipedia. Oh, Wikipedia. After The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis published his piece about Neil Tyson’s fabrication of the George W. Bush quote, several users edited Neil Tyson’s wiki page to include details of the quote fabrication controversy. The fact-loving, evidence-weighing, ever-objective editors of the online encyclopedia did not appreciate the inclusion of the evidence of Tyson’s fabrication. Not at all.
According to a review of the edit history of Tyson’s page, one long-time Wikipedia editor deleted an entire pending section summarizing the issue of Tyson’s fabricated quotes. Another editor attempted to insert a brief mention of Tyson’s fabrication of the George W. Bush quote. That mention was also deleted. When it was reinserted, it was deleted yet again by an editor who describes himself as a childless progressive and an apostle of Daily Kos (h/t @kerpen).
Fabrication isn’t science. Ignoring inconvenient evidence isn’t science. And faithfully nodding your head whenever somebody says something you go agree with doesn’t make you a scientist. It makes you a parrot, and a religiously zealous one at that.
Read the full article at The Federalist.
*We’ve altered the spelling of science to “Science™” where appropriate to reflect that in that instance it isn’t referring to real science, but the religious ramblings of zealots of the Religion of Evolution.