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Black Nurse Sues After Hospital Honors Father's Request to Have Baby Cared For by Only White Nurses

Black Nurse Sues After Hospital Honors Father's Request to Have Baby Cared For by Only White Nurses | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A black nurse has filed suit after she says the hospital she works for honored a request by a white father to allow only white nurses to manage the care of his newborn.
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I wonder if there are grounds for removing the child from a destructive home. Meanwhile, the hospital should have said, "Tough shit. You don't like it, take your kid someplace else."

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Poor stress responses may lead to obesity in children

Children who overreact to stressors may be at risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to researchers.
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I can relate to that, and of course families have a role to play in helping stress-reactive kids to learn coping skills. My parents just knew how to add stressors.

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Mom to Dr. Phil: Ethan having trouble sleeping

Mom to Dr. Phil: Ethan having trouble sleeping | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Jennifer Kirkland says she caught her 6-year-old son Ethan just staring at a school bus the other day.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Once again by my standards, Phil McGraw is giving bad advice. Talk to the kid about what happened, ask him questions - not a lot and not difficult ones but get him talking and drawing pictures (assuming Ethan can draw). Ask the school district to get you in touch with the new bus driver and have him/her come to the house a few times just to get to know Ethan. Do not start taking him to school by car or on foot, but do talk about the bus. Oh, and for sleep: I would certainly want a psychopharm consult and possible some medication if he isn't already on it. Bad sleep is not going to help.

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12 Most Amazing Exotic Birds

12 Most Amazing Exotic Birds | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Here are 12 of the most amazing and gorgeous birds that everyone should see at least once in a their lifetime.
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Got to love these great pictures.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 15, 2013 2:42 PM

I will just ditto a word from the titie: AMAZING! Ken, wherever you found this article, thank you! It is definitely catnipoflife!

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NYPD officer who sexually assaulted teacher beats rape conviction — RT

NYPD officer who sexually assaulted teacher beats rape conviction — RT | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A New York police officer who brutally sodomized and inflicted oral sex upon a schoolteacher at gunpoint has not been convicted of rape, despite DNA evidence and witness testimonies about the violent attack.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

This is the kind of crap that makes us so contemptuous of the criminal justice system. Perhaps if the perpertrator had to spend those ten years with a police baton stuck up his ass it might be rational to not call what this woman went through rape.

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Senate Poised To Pass Violence Against Women Act - But House Outlook Remains Uncertain

Senate Poised To Pass Violence Against Women Act - But House Outlook Remains Uncertain | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The Senate is poised to pass the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization early this week, with a final vote expected Monday afternoon or Tuesday.
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I hope that women everywhere will remember what the house GOP is doing. I still say if you are a woman married to a Republican you should kick him out of the bedroom until he leaves the party of misogyny.

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Details emerge in LAPD's mistaken shooting of newspaper carriers

Details emerge in LAPD's mistaken shooting of newspaper carriers | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The officers' radio crackled with an urgent warning: He could be coming your way.
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The most outrageous thing is that nowhere in the remarks from the police official was there any expression of concern for the victims of this irresponsible police action.

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Anti-Abortion Michigan Republicans push for transvaginal ultrasound bill

Anti-Abortion Michigan Republicans push for transvaginal ultrasound bill | Upsetment | Scoop.it
‘War on Women II’? Just months after the abortion issue turned out to be a vote-loser for the GOP, some state Republicans are trying to put the issue back on the political radar.
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If I were a woman and married to or going with a Republican, I would tell him to sleep in the den until he quit the damn party. How can any women support this violation of another? The worst thing is that IMHO the Repigs have become the party of rape; pure and simple this is nothing but a form of forcing the woman into a sexual behavior.

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"Sandy Hook Father" Is Not a Sandy Hook Father

"Sandy Hook Father" Is Not a Sandy Hook Father | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The above video, titled "SANDY HOOK FATHER OWNS CONGRESS," has been viewed more than 2.4 million times since it was published to YouTube on Sunday.
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Is it time for the media to stop distorting and get back to reporting? I want to be informed not manipulated.

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2 hospitalized in Indonesia after komodo attack

2 hospitalized in Indonesia after komodo attack | Upsetment | Scoop.it
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A park official says two people have been hospitalized after being attacked by a giant komodo dragon that wandered into the office of a wildlife park in eastern Indonesia.An official at Komodo National Park, Heru...
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Every now and again the animals win. Meanwhile Komodo Dragons are impressive monsters.

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Cardinal Mahony relieved of duties over handling of abuse

Cardinal Mahony relieved of duties over handling of abuse | Upsetment | Scoop.it
In a move unprecedented in the American Catholic Church, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez announced Thursday that he had relieved his predecessor, Cardinal Roger M.
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Finally, the Catholic Church is beginning to act responsibly. Archbishop Gomez is to be congratulated. Now, how does the Church address the needs and suffering of the victims?

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Give excess tax money back to people

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Give excess tax money back to people | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The Republican makes his proposal in the state of the state address.
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Anybody remember the fable of the grasshopper and the ant. Well this is a pissant politician playing populist and having no care for his state's future or for the longterm benefit of its citizens. Didn't I see that movie, the one where the king goes around throwing coins to the people, who are in desperate need for roads, schools, and medicine?

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John McCain: Banning Big Clips Won’t Do Anything To Solve Gun Violence

John McCain: Banning Big Clips Won’t Do Anything To Solve Gun Violence | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) made headlines Monday for once again bucking the conservative wing of his party to support comprehensive immigration reform.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

The case for banning assault weapons and large magazines has to do with disconnecting what is available from the fantasies of those who are delusional. For most gun owners, there are no delusions of acting in the real world as if it were a movie or a video game. But for the delusional who are looking for just that sort of connection between fantasy and reality, those who need to compensate for their own inadequacy by becoming something terrifying and destructive, then those weapons are part of the fantasy. The bigger the weapons available, the more those few, those deluded few, will want them and will want to use them.

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Journalist rips ‘pro-life’ Republicans for seeking to cut infant nutrition program | The Raw Story

Journalist rips ‘pro-life’ Republicans for seeking to cut infant nutrition program | The Raw Story | Upsetment | Scoop.it
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There is nothing as inconsistent as the Republican party, at least when it comes to valuing life.

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Tank storing radioactive waste leaking in Washington

Tank storing radioactive waste leaking in Washington | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A tank storing radioactive waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington is leaking liquids to the tune of 150-300 gallons per year.
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Not to worry, I always wanted to glow in the dark.

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When A 10-Year-Old Kills His Nazi Father, Who's To Blame?

When A 10-Year-Old Kills His Nazi Father, Who's To Blame? | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Joseph Hall, an abused and neglected 10-year-old, was convicted last month of murdering his father, a neo-Nazi leader. His sentencing is scheduled for this week — but who do you punish when a...
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This is such a sad story that I had to share it. I have no answers only a realization of how badly the system works for some children and families.

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Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S.
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Of course the followers will never admit that they are being manipulated, "why they's just as bright as Ted Nugent and them folks in Washington."

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No, We Don't Have a $14 Trillion Deficit

No, We Don't Have a $14 Trillion Deficit | Upsetment | Scoop.it
If you want an example of the real drivers of deficit hysteria in Washington, you could not do better than read Glenn Thrush's State of the Union curtain raiser in Politico: Some Democrats, including former Obama administration officials, have...
Kenneth Weene's insight:

It would be nice if people actually bothered to look at reality before reacting to the size and expense of government. Actually, the size has stayed stable, the cost has stayed stable (actually down some under Obama) and the deficit is shrinking.

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“To get the gold, they will have to kill every one of us”

“To get the gold, they will have to kill every one of us” | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The most-storied warrior tribe in Ecuador prepares to fight as the government sells gold-laden land to China
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Do modern governments have the right to ignore indigenous claims to the land and to the wealth which lies beneath? In Ecuador the Shuar are ready to fight for that which has "always" been theirs.

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E-Mails Imply JPMorgan Knew Some Mortgage Deals Were Bad

E-Mails Imply JPMorgan Knew Some Mortgage Deals Were Bad | Upsetment | Scoop.it
E-mails and employee interviews filed as part of a lawsuit show that JPMorgan Chase flouted quality controls as it bundled mortgages into complex financial instruments.
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Maybe it's time for government oversight of banks, real oversight, the kind that Elizabeth Warren might provide.

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New York City Rats Creep Inland After Storm

New York City Rats Creep Inland After Storm | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The fate of New York City’s rats remained something of a mystery after Hurricane Sandy. Now, several exterminators say they know what happened.
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Is this how the next plague will arrive? Scary stuff.

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What Do You Do With a Violent, Developmentally Disabled, Mentally Ill Kid?

What Do You Do With a Violent, Developmentally Disabled, Mentally Ill Kid? | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Brian Turner is pretty sure his son was planning to kill him. But he never meant for him to go to jail.
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This is a nightmare for the families, for the professionals, and obviously for the young men and women who are so difficult to treat.

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Barney, Former First Dog Who Loved Playing With His Soccer Ball, Dies : NPR

Barney, Former First Dog Who Loved Playing With His Soccer Ball, Dies  : NPR | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Barney spent all eight years of George W. Bush's presidency in the White House. His owner described him as a "faithful friend" who never talked about politics.
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Looks like one of the stars of the Bush administration has left us. Sorry to see him de-bark.

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The Scariest Environmental Fact in the World | TIME.com

The Scariest Environmental Fact in the World | TIME.com | Upsetment | Scoop.it
China is burning almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined. We won't solve global warming until that changes
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Another example of why unbridled econmic growth is not the best plan for the world. What good is all that stuff if we end up breathing crap?

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GOP Congressman Suggests Second Amendment Includes Right To Own Nuclear Weapons | The New Civil Rights Movement

GOP Congressman Suggests Second Amendment Includes Right To Own Nuclear Weapons | The New Civil Rights Movement | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A freshman Tea Party GOP Congressman says the Second Amendment allows Americans to own all the weapons the U.S. Armed Services have, so a nuclear weapon logically should be included.
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In case you haven't figured it out the TEA party side of the GOP is downright crazy.

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