‘Radical social engineering’

This was a night when Tweety was really in the zone, going into great detail about the ripple effects of the positions Paul Ryan takes on the rights of fetuses over women and calling it “radical social engineering.”

He points out that no matter what your moral or ethical position on abortion, you have to look at the legal results of these fetal personhood crusades. Kate Michelman talks about how Paul Ryan has been a major mover in trying to take away reproductive rights from woman.

Huffington Post also is turning the spotlight on Ryan’s anti-woman record:

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) cosponsored a bill that would give fetuses full personhood rights from the moment of fertilization, which was even rejected by voters in the socially conservative state of Mississippi. He voted to defund federal family planning programs, authored a budget that dismantles Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, all of which disproportionately aid and employ women, and voted multiple times to prevent women in the military from using their own money to pay for abortions at military hospitals.

Ryan also supported a highly controversial bill that Democrats nicknamed the “Let Women Die Act,” which would have allowed hospitals to refuse to provide a woman emergency abortion care, even if her life is on the line.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund said in a statement on Saturday morning that Ryan has earned zero percent on its women’s health voting scorecard, and other women’s rights group expressed similar alarm.

We already know what Republicans believe. Now we have to stop them from imposing those beliefs on the rest of us.

Virtually Speaking Thursday

Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd 6p pacific 9p eastern

Jay and Eric Laursen discuss his book The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan.

An independent financial and political journalist, activist, and commentator, Eric Laursen began his journalistic career as a reporter for Wall Street Letter, a weekly newsletter for the financial services industry. While co-founder and managing editor of Plan Sponsor, the leading monthly magazine for North American pension executives, he became interested in the debate over Social Security.

Listen live and later on BTR: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2012/08/17/eric-laursen-virtually-speaking-with-jay-ackroyd

Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/ericlaursen



Amazon http://www.amazon.com/The-Peoples-Pension-Struggle-Security/dp/1849351015


Don’t worry, the FDA already decided they weren’t going to do anything about this:

A chemical widely used in plastic food and drink containers may narrow coronary arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, research suggests.

High levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) in the urine were seen significantly more often in patients with severe damage to the arteries supplying blood to the heart.

Scientists analysed data from 591 participants in a UK study looking at the causes of coronary artery disease (CAD).

In all, 385 patients had severely damaged arteries, while 86 were moderately affected and 120 were healthy.

BPA levels were significantly higher in those with severe CAD compared with individuals having normal coronary arteries.

A number of previous studies have already linked the chemical to an increased risk of heart disease. The new study suggests that the specific reason for the association may be narrowing of the arteries.

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