Social media giant Facebook was forced to apologize to a couple who is using a Facebook page as a means of generating awareness and funding for their little boy who desperately needs a heart transplant.
Father Kevin Bond posted a photo of two-month-old Hudson, who has the heart disease cardiomyopathy. When Bond attempted to advertise the page, Facebook banned the ad, claiming the picture of his son was too “gory” to qualify under its advertising standards. After contacting Facebook, the social media company offered Bond an apology and a $10,000 advertising credit to help his family promote the page.
Hudson desperately needs a heart transplant to survive and Bond created the page Hudson’s Heart to bring more attention to his plight.
Bond said he doesn’t need that much so he’s asking Facebook to give $5,000 of the ad credit to another child in need.
I met Eliza O’Neill before Hudson was born. She’s a remarkable four year old girl racing the clock against Sanfilppo Syndrome. A clinical trial that may very well save her life is nearly funded. We’ve asked Facebook to give $5,000.00 of those add dollars to her.
As it says on Eliza’s page, “You’ve come this far maybe you’re willing to come a little further.” Please watch, and share little Eliza’s video. Her family has been very supportive of ours throughout Hudson’s ordeal.
We’re so lucky Hudson has all of you pulling for him.
Read the full story at LifeNews.com.
The National Education Association, which spends millions of dollars each election cycle on campaign speech, has zealously endorsed a constitutional amendment that would limit everyone else’s ability to spend money speaking about politics.
The NEA has expressed intense support this week for a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would unambiguously allow Congress to limit the amount of money anyone spends on or raises for federal political campaigns.
“As we approach our midterm elections, millions of dollars of secret, unaccountable corporate money is being spent to influence voters — and politicians. Educators live the impact of the Citizens’ United decision every day as they fight the pro-privatization agenda of the Koch brothers, the Walton family and ALEC-member politicians,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia said in a press release.
Among the groups that spends the most money influencing elections on an annual basis is, in fact, the NEA.
In 2013 and 2014, the labor powerhouse — which has historically enriched its coffers with mandatory donations from teachers employed at taxpayer-funded public schools — spent more than any other union on political speech.
Read the full article at The Daily Caller.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said he will not march in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City because he was repeatedly misled by parade committee officials that a pro-life group would be allowed to march, along with a pro-gay contingent, as part of an alleged rules change agreement.
Bill Donohue has defended the exclusion of a gay group marching with its own banner in the parade because the parade rules prohibited such action, rules that applied to pro-life groups as well. The point of the parade is to honor St. Patrick and the Irish-Catholic heritage.
Donohue explained that, this year, “when I was asked how I would react to a gay group being asked to join, I said I could support this decision only if a pro-life group were also invited. Indeed, I explicitly pressed for confirmation that there has been a formal change in the parade’s rules. I was told that there was and that a pro-life group would march in 2015.”
“The goal of some in the Irish community is to neuter the Catholic element in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” said Donohue. “They want it to be an ethnic celebration. But as I have said, we are not the Irish League: we are the Catholic League. Indeed, our full name is the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.”
He continued, “Under the direction of [Committee Vice Chairman John] Lahey, who has effectively taken over control of the parade, there is no room for a pro-life Catholic group in 2015, but there is room for a non-Irish, non-Catholic, gay group. But the worst is yet to come.”
“When Lahey was told that radical gay groups, led by Brendan Fay, would like to march in 2016, he ‘reacted enthusiastically,’” said Donohue. “Fay is a former official of DignityUSA, an outfit that works against the teachings of the Catholic Church. ‘I think Brendan Fay will find we’re very receptive,’ Lahey said.”
“For the record, DignityUSA is a group which had Paul Shanley as its chaplain, the most infamous child rapist priest in the history of the Catholic Church,” said Donohue. “More recently, it opposed the request made by the Catholic League that the Empire State Building light its towers in honor of Mother Teresa’s centenary. … This explains why the Catholic League is finished with the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade.”
Read the full article at CNSNews.com.
First of all a little common sense. Blacks comprise just over 13% of the US population. Let’s start with that. By ignoring that number, Liberals can distort the stats anyway they like. The USA Today article (which I’m not using for obvious reasons) claimed, “Command of the Army’s main combat units — its pipeline to top leadership — is virtually devoid of black officers”, then in the second paragraph mentioned that only 10% of officers are Black. So according to brain-dead Liberals, 3% below the national level is “virtually devoid”.
The Washington Times, while referencing USA Today’s moronic OpEd (posing as an article), attempted to pull some meaningful data out…
U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts.
“The issue exists. The leadership is aware of it,” Brig. Gen. Ronald Lewis told USA Today on Thursday. “The leadership does have an action plan in place. And it’s complicated.”
The Army reports that only 10 percent of its active-duty officers are black, which has contributed to its dearth of black officers leading soldiers with occupational specialties in infantry, armor and artillery.
They are still being whiney about the 10% number while ignoring the reality that it’s not that far below the national average. More importantly, the military, at least for the past several decades, has a well deserved reputation for not allowing race to interfere with their job. That apparently will now come to an end as Obama seeks to stir up racial strife by demanding quotas, rather than actual competency in military advancement.
That rumbling sound would be Martin Luther King jr, spinning in his grave.