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UK’s NHS Now Pressuring Elderly and Chronically Ill Patients into DNRs

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Don’t even doubt this coming down the ObamaCare track.

That moonbat, and ObamaCare architect, Zeke Emanuel has already telegraphed the mentality of not living longer than he, and the government, deem useful and necessary…

(Daily Mail UK) – Doctors are being told to ask all patients over 75 if they will agree to a ‘do not resuscitate’ order.

New NHS guidelines urge GPs to draw up end-of-life plans for over-75s, as well as younger patients suffering from cancer, dementia, heart disease or serious lung conditions.

They are also being told to ask whether the patient wants doctors to try to resuscitate them if their health suddenly deteriorates.

The NHS says the guidance will improve patients’ end-of-life care, but medical professionals say it is ‘blatantly wrong’ and will frighten the elderly into thinking they are being ‘written off’.

In some surgeries, nurses are cold-calling patients over 75 or with long-term conditions and asking them over the phone if they have ‘thought about resuscitation’.

Other patients have spoken of the shock of going in for a routine check-up and being asked about resuscitation.

The extraordinary new guidance has been brought in despite the outcry over the use of ‘do not resuscitate’ orders under the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP).

The discredited pathway was scrapped last year after the Mail revealed that doctors were placing ‘DNR’ notices on patients without their knowledge and depriving them of food and fluids.

The guidelines – which also recommend patients should be asked if they want to die at home – have been drawn up by experts advising NHS England, the organisation which runs the health service.

One expert last night said the guidance was ‘the thin end of the wedge of assisted suicide’.

Professor Patrick Pullicino, who spearheaded the campaign against the LCP, said: ‘What is most blatantly wrong is trying to get someone to agree to a ‘do not resuscitate’ order before they are even sick. For somebody who is perfectly well, or has got a mild or not a serious illness, that would be totally out of place.’

Roy Lilley, a health policy analyst and former NHS trust chairman, said: ‘It will give some older people the impression that no-one wants to bother with them. It looks as though they’re being told: ‘You’re old, how do you want to die because you’re in the way’.

‘It’s a very clunky thing to do – it’s completely unnecessary.’

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Canada Ahead of Us on Reigning-In Big Government

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Oh, Canada! “We The People” envy you this…

(Financial Post) – … Thankfully, regulatory transparency got a considerable boost Thursday when the Red Tape Reduction Act (C-21) received Royal Assent and became law. Minister Tony Clement, who has championed the bill, can be proud that Canada is now the first country in the world to require that for every new regulation introduced one of equivalent burden must be removed.

C-21, has been operating as policy for several years already, which means that the costs of new rules must be quantified and equal or greater costs removed. It essentially caps the cost of rules coming directly from regulations. Government rules can also come from legislation and policy so the one-for-one rule is not a cap on the cost of all government rules. Still, it is a very good start.

Why is this so important? Regulation, both necessary and unnecessary (red tape), are a huge hidden tax on all Canadians. The latest estimate from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business suggests that regulation costs $37 billion a year. To be clear, not all of these costs could or should be eliminated. But Canada’s small business owners suggest that about 30 per cent of these costs, $11 billion, could be eliminated with no negative impact on human health, safety or the environment. This number seems reasonable given that British Columbia has reduced its regulatory requirements over the past decade by over 40 per cent with no one arguing the cuts had any serious negative impacts.

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And imagine this being done with (new) taxes as well…

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“Global Warming”, Not-So-Much

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Some Global warming/Climate change turnabout…

Our climate models are WRONG: Global warming has slowed – and recent changes are down to ‘natural variability’, says study

Duke University study looked at 1,000 years of temperature records
It compared it to the most severe emissions scenarios by the IPCC
Found that natural variability can slow or speed the rate of warming
These ‘climate wiggles’ were not properly accounted for in IPCC report

Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures

The Global Warming Policy Foundation has enlisted an international team of five distinguished scientists to carry out a full inquiry

Thousands March Through Snow Protesting ‘Global Warming’

But! But! But!

Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

Guess they didn’t get the memo…

Flashback Funny:

The Onion: Al Gore Places Infant Son In Rocket To Escape Dying Planet

Climate Change Linked To Whiny Liberal Windbags

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A Revelation Too Far: The “Tolerant” Left Dumps and Trashes ‘Republican’ Transgender Bruce Jenner

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I really did not want to touch this ‘celebrity’ story.
It is Jenner’s body, and he/she has every right to do with it what he wants, as long as it harms nobody.

Without getting into the weeds on this topic I will just say that prior to his last Friday night candid interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer the left/liberals were holding up Bruce Jenner as some sort of patron saint/poster boy/darling of their LGBT transgender cause. They were so grateful for a recognizable face to pin their fight for rights on … And then he made an even bigger revelation that caused all those countless cheerleaders to drop their pom-poms and start spitting at him in total intolerant disgust.

Bruce Jenner admits he is a conservative Republican and a Christian, and is not an Obama fan.

How very sad for the “Progressive” socialist bunch.

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Bruce Jenner ‘just trolled the entire media,’ says, ‘Of course I’m a Republican’

Writer for Conan O’Brien dares GOP to invite Bruce Jenner to convention

“Invite” Bruce Jenner to the Republican convention, huh?
Okay … But ONLY if your network, and all other MSM entities actually cover Jenner’s speech from the stage, unlike your network, and others, DID NOT in the 2012 convention when several conservative republican minorities came to the podium and spoke. I distinctly recall MSNBC deliberately cutting away from the stage more than once … and then later in the coverage pushing the premise the GOP is an ‘all white’, sexist party, and the convention line-up proved it. And even if Jenner is invited, you will just claim it’s a “stunt”.
Yours and the MSM’s days of pushing this BS premise are just about over, dude.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Abolish the IRS

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Cruz has said it in the past, but now he gets specific…

LAS VEGAS — Sen. Ted Cruz has been gunning to abolish the Internal Revenue Service since coming to Washington two years ago.

To critics of the Texas Republican in Democratic and GOP circles, it sounds like bluster. The fiery rhetoric garners hearty applause from conservative audiences, particularly since revelations in 2013 that the IRS targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny. But some federal agency is going to have to collect taxes, so Cruz’s vow to shutter the IRS smacks of a politically motivated campaign promise rather than serious policy — at least to some.

In an interview with the Washington Examiner on Friday, the 2016 presidential candidate began to put some meat on the bones. Cruz, 44, explained how “abolishing the IRS” fits into his proposal, still being crafted by his team of economic advisors, for wholesale tax reform. This proposal, which Cruz plans to unveil later this year, is a key plank in his domestic agenda for economic growth that he would pursue as president.

“When it comes to jobs and growth and opportunity, the two most effective levers that the federal government has to facilitate small businesses creating new jobs, are tax reform and regulatory reform,” Cruz said late last week, during a 20-minute discussion while on a brief swing through Las Vegas. “I am campaigning on a flat tax that would allow every American to fill out his or her taxes on a post card that allow us to abolish the IRS.”

Cruz said he envisions shifting the tracking and collection of federal taxes to “some much smaller division” of the Treasury Department. The senator said that replacing the current, complex tax code with a simple flat tax would eliminate most of the work the IRS needs to do, making the agency obsolete and “irrelevant.”

In its purest form, a “flat tax” treats all taxpayers equally. Income is taxed at the same rate regardless of earnings or wealth, while allowing for no tax deductions or exemptions. But Cruz said his flat tax proposal might allow some deductions, possibly for popular write-offs like for charitable donations and mortgage interest charged on a primary residence, paid annually by homeowners.

“We will roll it out with precise details in the coming weeks or months,” he said. “There are trade-offs to be had and we’re right now internally having those debates, in terms of whether you have a couple of deductions or exemptions or not, at what rate the flat rate is set, what level of standard deductions and so those trade-offs we’re currently debating.”

Cruz said the theme of his campaign rests on restoring Americans’ optimism for the future, as defined by three elements: “No. 1, bringing back jobs and growth and opportunity; No. 2., defending our constitutional liberties and No. 3, restoring America’s leadership in the world.”

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Top Democrat Hillary Clinton Campaign Moneyman Bails…

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He is just one democrat cringing at the growing Clinton scandal…

(Washington Times) – A top Democratic moneyman recruited by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign has put fundraising activities on hold, saying he can’t do it with a clear conscience because the former secretary of state has too many unanswered questions swirling around her.

New York businessman Jon Cooper, who Team Clinton enlisted for its elite corps of early fundraisers known as “HillStarters,” said that he decided not to tap his donor network for Mrs. Clinton because she hasn’t provided enough answers about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while she ran the State Department, her exclusive use of private email for official business as America’s top diplomat and her commitment to liberal priorities.

“I’m officially on the fence,” said Mr. Cooper, a bundler for President Obama’s campaigns who is active in Democratic politics in New York, which Mrs. Clinton represented in the U.S. Senate and where she has set up her campaign headquarters.

Mr. Cooper said he was writing a fundraising email to the roughly 10,000 people in his network when he realized that his heart wasn’t in it.

“I was sitting there trying to draft the email, and I just couldn’t do it,” he told The Washington Times.

Mr. Cooper, who is openly gay and married to longtime partner Robert Cooper, said he was disappointed with how long it took Mrs. Clinton to support gay marriage as a constitutional right plus her reluctance to back a liberal economic agenda, including raising the federal minimum wage.

But his concerns about Mrs. Clinton only deepened with revelations about potential conflicts of interest from the Clinton Foundation pocketing donations from foreign entities with business pending before the State Department and her use of a private email in office that may have violated federal open records laws.

“It’s just the drip, drip, drip that is a little concerning, and I just wish that there would have been a more forceful response from the Clinton campaign to some of this,” he said.

He hasn’t ruled out eventually supporting Mrs. Clinton

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Baltimore’s Mayor Pretty Much Admits to Aiding and Abetting the Anarchy and Destruction in Her City

I believe that’s called “aiding and abetting” there, Mayor.
Congrats. I hope those private property/businesses send your office the bill(s).

Absolutely disgusting.

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“You think the Middle East is chaotic now?”

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Everybody is talking about how after over 6 years former POTUS George W. Bush has broken the polite silence former presidents usually practice toward sitting presidents. Given Bush’s 8 years of attacks from the likes of Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter I’d say he’s done rather well.

However, over the weekend Bush spoke out about the failed foreign policies of the Obama administration in the collapsing Middle East and the growth of ISIS…

(Bloomberg) – In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State.

One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush’s remarks. The former president, who rarely ever criticizes Obama in public, at first remarked that the idea of re-entering the political arena was something he didn’t want to do. He then proceeded to explain why Obama, in his view, was placing the U.S. in “retreat” around the world. He also said Obama was misreading Iran’s intentions while relaxing sanctions on Tehran too easily.

According to the attendee’s transcription, Bush noted that Iran has a new president, Hassan Rouhani. “He’s smooth,” Bush said. “And you’ve got to ask yourself, is there a new policy or did they just change the spokesman?”

Bush said that Obama’s plan to lift sanctions on Iran with a promise that they could snap back in place at any time was not plausible. He also said the deal would be bad for American national security in the long term: “You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”

Bush then went into a detailed criticism of Obama’s policies in fighting the Islamic State and dealing with the chaos in Iraq. On Obama’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of 2011, he quoted Senator Lindsey Graham calling it a “strategic blunder.” Bush signed an agreement with the Iraqi government to withdraw those troops, but the idea had been to negotiate a new status of forces agreement to keep U.S. forces there past 2011. The Obama administration tried and failed to negotiate such an agreement.

Bush said he views the rise of the Islamic State as al-Qaeda’s “second act” and that they may have changed the name but that murdering innocents is still the favored tactic. He defended his own administration’s handling of terrorism, noting that the terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who confessed to killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was captured on his watch: “Just remember the guy who slit Danny Pearl’s throat is in Gitmo, and now they’re doing it on TV.”

Obama promised to degrade and destroy Islamic State’s forces but then didn’t develop a strategy to complete the mission, Bush said. He said that if you have a military goal and you mean it, “you call in your military and say ‘What’s your plan?’ ” He indirectly touted his own decision to surge troops to Iraq in 2007, by saying, “When the plan wasn’t working in Iraq, we changed.”

“In order to be an effective president … when you say something you have to mean it,” he said. “You gotta kill em.”

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Pres. Bush also commented on Russian Pres. Putin, and Hillary Clinton’s and his brother Jeb Bush’s 2016 run for the Oval Office.

However, Bloomberg writer Josh Rogin is apparently an huge Barack Obama and administration apologist as he finished-off his report with this BS…

For George W. Bush, the remarks in Vegas showed he has little respect for how the current president is running the world. He also revealed that he takes little responsibility for the policies that he put in place that contributed to the current state of affairs.

Yet, as these last 2 years of 8 years of Barack Obama wind down (thankfully), and he has not only dropped the ball in the Middle East but handed it to ISIS and now sits on their sidelines, it is quite obvious this current state of affairs in the Muslim world is the Obama administration’s responsibility … That is, unless you are an Obama sycophant and apologist, like Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin, who doesn’t believe these last 6+ years Barack Obama and Co. have had THEIR hands on the wheel.

So, we cannot say Pres. Bush had to deal with the prior eight years of Bill Clinton’s failures to address terror attacks against the United States, and to get Osama Bin Laden on multiple occasions that led to September 11, 2001 and George W. Bush finally dealing with the growth of organized terror groups. However, Rogin can pin Obama’s/H.Clinton’s/Jarrett’s/Kerry’s over six years of failed foreign policy in the Muslim world on Bush.

How convenient, Josh.

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Freedom Watch Files Racketeering Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton

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Well, somebody had to do it…

(The Hill) – The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The civil suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, argues that Clinton used her private emails to sell access to other officials in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation.

It alleges that, during her tenure, Clinton withheld documents requested under FOIA regarding State Department waivers given to businesses or individuals doing business with Iran, possibly undermining U.S.-imposed sanctions.

The complaint, which lists Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation as defendants, alleges the Clintons sold access to other U.S. government officials in return for donations to their organization, which they concealed, allegedly, by using a private computer server for her emails operated from their home in Chappaqua, New York.

Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch, launched dozens of lawsuits against former President Bill Clinton’s administration.

In the new lawsuit, he alleges that, during Hillary Clinton’s tenure, the State Department “clearly leaked” information to New York Times reporter David Sanger on U.S. and Israeli efforts to counteract Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

“Public reports about plans to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons development programs undermined the effectiveness of those plans by revealing them to Iran and other terrorist organizations and states,” the complaint states.

The civil suit alleges the Clintons “systematically and continuously … conducted a corrupt enterprise” over more than 10 years, allegedly in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act, which deals with abuse and misuse of organizations or businesses.

In a statement, Klayman cast his lawsuit as “the first and only hard-hitting case to address the growing email scandal.”

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Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’

Via Drudge Report…

Clinton Foundation admits making mistakes on taxes…
Combined government grants and donations…

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Baltimore the Latest City to Partake in the Age of Incivility, “Civil Unrest”, and Anarchy

This is what the last 6-7 years of an Obama/Holder “social justice” agenda has brought us.
Not everyone who wants an investigation and complete justice for the man killed as a result of police actions in Baltimore is acting in this manner. And most of those are simply simpletons who will take any opportunity to riot, destroy, and rob … This being one of those opportunities. We have roughly two years to go in this country with this administration that has, from the start, ruled in public statements over the course of over six years that this nation’s police “act stupidly”. They have divided, instead of united, and race relations have become worse under this “leadership”. We must ponder if it has all been part of the agenda/plan. More coming, I fear…

War Zone: Baltimore Erupts Into Violence, Chaos as #BlackLivesMatter Riots Rage

Freddie Gray protests turn violent in Baltimore

Freddie Gray protesters clash with Baltimore Police at Camden Yards

Protesters went on rampage when darkness fell…

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