“I think this manic desperation to endlessly extend life is misguided and potentially destructive. For many reasons, 75 is a pretty good age to aim to stop,” writes the chief architect of Obamacare Ezekiel Emanuel in The Atlantic.
It is now clear that Ezekiel Emanuel designed Obamacare with the idea that 75 is optimal age of death.
“That’s how long I want to live: 75 years. This preference drives my daughters crazy. It drives my brothers crazy. My loving friends think I am crazy. They think that I can’t mean what I say; that I haven’t thought clearly about this, because there is so much in the world to see and do. To convince me of my errors, they enumerate the myriad people I know who are over 75 and doing quite well.”
Despite the efforts of his family and friends, Emanuel is convinced that 75 is a “pretty good age to stop” living. He justifies this conclusion by offering medical research and insightful quips, such as, “The average age at which Nobel Prize–winning physicists make their discovery is 48″ and, “We literally lose our creativity.”
Emanuel is convinced that not only should he stop living at 75, but he also wants to convince you as well. Why else would he write a featured article about it? To clarify, Emanuel doesn’t believe in euthanasia or assisted suicide. On the contrary, he actively opposes it. However, Emanuel believes the optimal age of death should impact “the amount of health care” one consents to.
Penn State YAF Chapter took to a designated “free speech zone” on campus to hand out constitutions on Constitution Day. They also were informing students of the ridiculous speech code policies on campus until campus officials asked them to remove their table.
The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.
The urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions, though Republicans and residents of rural Western states are generally warmer to the idea than Democrats and Northeasterners, according to the poll.
Anger with President Barack Obama’s handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants drives some of the feeling, with Republican respondents citing dissatisfaction with his administration as coloring their thinking.
But others said long-running Washington gridlock had prompted them to wonder if their states would be better off striking out on their own, a move no U.S. state has tried in the 150 years since the bloody Civil War that led to the end of slavery in the South.
“I don’t think it makes a whole lot of difference anymore which political party is running things. Nothing gets done,” said Roy Gustafson, 61, of Camden, South Carolina, who lives on disability payments. “The state would be better off handling things on its own.”
Scottish unionists won by a wider-than-expected 10-percentage-point margin.
Falling public approval of the Obama administration, attention to the Scottish vote and the success of activists who accuse the U.S. government of overstepping its authority – such as the self-proclaimed militia members who flocked to Nevada’s Bundy ranch earlier this year during a standoff over grazing rights – is driving up interest in secession, experts said.
“It seems to have heated up, especially since the election of President Obama,” said Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, who has studied secessionist movements.
I’m not sure if this is such a recent phenomena. We’ve seen this sort of thing pop up a lot in our history, and we’ve especially seen it pop up a lot in probably the last 15 to 20 years. For as long as I can remember, some state somewhere has been talking about it, whether seriously or not.
Two of the men responsible for security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on the night of the attacks issued an epic challenge to liberal Democrats who continue to push the narrative that there was no “stand down” order given.
Kris Paronto and Mark Geist, both former Special Forces operators speaking on behalf of their team, appeared on Fox News’ Sean Hannity show to discuss the tragic chain of events and challenge any Democrat accusing them of lying to “say it to my face.”
“The words stand down were given,” Paronto said.
Hannity asked the two soldiers if the people at the compound asking for help actually said, “If you don’t get here, we are going to die.”
Both men said that it was true, and it was their pleas for help that caused them to disobey direct orders and proceed with a rescue mission anyways. The men also said they believed that it was the fact they were told not to go that caused the deaths.
Hannity explained that the two men were essentially being called liars by Democrat lawmakers, then asked what they would like to do about it.
“I’d like to invite Mr. Schiff to a debate,” Geist said.
“We can talk about it,” Paronto added.
“He wants to see, and say that to my face,” Geist said. “We can talk about it, and we can talk about everything.”
Police officers descended onto the campus of John F. Kennedy Middle School in Southington Tuesday as the school was placed on lockdown.
The reason for the show of force and the students being locked inside the school was that a staffer at the school saw a one of the students wearing a ‘military-style jacket.’
Immediately after seeing a kid in a jacket, all students were told to return to their classrooms, the school was placed on lockdown and police were called; which is part of the schools standard operating procedure.
“We got a phone call 15 to 20 minutes ago saying a teacher saw a suspicious person in the area and that’s all they said,” parent Courtney Peluso said at around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, when the lockdown happened.
As nervous parents began to gather outside of the school, they were told that they could not see their children and to stay in their cars.
Southington officers searched the school and the surrounding areas which “revealed nothing of a suspicious nature.” At 1:00 pm after students sat in fear in their respective classrooms the lockdown was lifted.
Superintendent of Schools Tim Connellan told Eyewitness News that no discipline is expected to be taken against the student in question or the staffer.
This sort of reaction by school staff and police alike speaks volumes to the progression of the nanny state.
A new survey released on Constitution Day revealed that Americans don’t know much about politics or government.
The poll found that nearly two thirds of respondents could not name all three branches of the federal government, with 35 percent not even being able to name a single one of the three.
Also, few seem to understand how Congress overrides a presidential veto, nor do they understand how the Supreme Court works.
Annenberg noted that even as Americans seem unhappy with the Supreme Court, Congress, and the president, few seem to know how any of these branches carry out their jobs.
“This survey offers dramatic evidence of the need for more and better civics education,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Further, few of those who responded to the survey knew much about current political events. Only 38 percent knew that the Republicans were the majority in the House of Representatives. Similarly, the same low percentage knew that the Democrats controlled the U.S. Senate.
So, let’s have some fun.
Click here for a Constitution crossword puzzle. Scroll down for the questions.