Nancy Pelosi Makes Convoluted Pro-Death Argument on Abortion Rights
Nancy Pelosi Makes Convoluted Pro-Death Argument on Abortion Rights
The Pot Calling the Kettle Black
(WFB) EPA has authorized a contract of $295,507 to develop technology to track energy and water usage of office workers.
Lucid Design Group a Oakland, CA software company was awarded the technology contract the EPA said in a press release on Thursday saying, “Lucid is focused on reducing energy consumption in commercial buildings by influencing peoples behavior–The technology seeks to reduce peak electricity demand and associated utility bill costs through ambient color-based visual messaging, balancing energy usage and occupant comfort.”
“Funded through EPA’s ‘Small Business Innovation Research Program’ the contracts provide companies up to $300,000 (of taxpayers money, I digress) to further develop and commercialize their products and ideas,” the agency said.
In November, the Washington Free Beacon reported that the EPA announced grants for $1.75 million, through its Healthy Communities Grant Program, to curb ‘climate change’ by teaching adults how to write a grocery list.
Flashback: Remember in December 2013 when Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, “The cupboard is bare,” speaking of cuts in the federal budget, “there is no more cuts to make. I think its really important that people understand that.”
(CIR) These Unaccredited Schools are Getting GI Bill Funding
and Your Tax Dollars
- Flashback: Remember in September 2013 when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during GOP Congressional battles to cut to the growth in out of control federal spending: “The cupboard is bare, there is no more cuts to make. I think its really important for people to understand that.”
DoJ Believes Conservatives are Dangerous But Islamists Not So Much
Image Courtesy: Leah@Twitter
(WFB) The Dept of Justice (DoJ) believes its a good expenditure of taxpayers money to award a $585,719 grant to Michigan State Univ to study the social media habits of the ‘far right’ aimed at combating violent extremism.
Former Atty General Eric Holder praised the DoJ Natl Institute of Justice (NIJ) study earlier this year saying:
“There is currently limited knowledge of the role of technology and computer mediated communications (CMC) such as Facebook and Twitter in the dissemination of messages that promote extremist agendas and radicalize individuals to violence,” according to the NIJ grant –“The proposed study will address this gap through a series of qualitative and quantitative analysis of posts of various forms of CMC used by members of both the far right and Islamic extremist movements.
Holder highlighted this study/assessment February in remarks at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism as an example of the methods the DoJ is using to combat terrorist threats. Holder said the study will “help us develop more effective techniques and partnerships for countering messaging.
“Beyond these new methods, we are also hopeful that we can use some of the lessons and insights gleaned from existing law enforcement strategies that have already proved successful in other contexts and adapt them for use against the threat of violent extremism…that may be a lure for disaffected young people.”
Huh??? Like Obama’s Shovel Ready Jobs Strategy to defeat ISIS which State Dept spokesperson Marie Harf touted earlier this year. — I digress.
Flashback: Remember in September 2013 when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA) said during Washington’s battle to cut the growth in out of control federal spending, “The cupboard is bare, there is no more cuts to make. I think its really important for people to understand that.”
(USA Today) Democrat Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:
“We Also Gave Those Who Wished to Destroy, Space to Do That as Well”
Image: Tim Gradous
Baltimore Anarchist Thugs Remember Their Faces
Image: The Economist/AFP
Flashback: Remember Last Year when House Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Claimed the Republican Party has Been Hijacked by an ‘Ideological Extreme Sect’
Protesters Thugs Say There is a Lack of Economic Opportunity
in Their Community — Go Figure… –Image: CNN@Twitter
Baltimore ‘Protesters’ Have No Respect for Public Property
Image Courtesy: Lt Col Allen West
(NRO/Mona Charen) Jonathan Gruber, sage of MIT and proud champion of ObamaCare, may well have had the worst year in public life, he repeated demonstrations of arrogance, contempt for the American people and smug self-satisfaction brought mortification to Democrats–his glib references to redistributionist aspects of the ACA gave the lie to to Democratic Party’s dubious claim that the mandate was not a tax, along with the excruciating (to Democrats) acknowledgement, that presidential oaths to the contrary, notwithstanding, Democrats regard ‘nontransparency’ as their friend.
So hail the verbal incontinent Mr. Gruber for revealing the truth underlying ObamaCare: It wouldn’t have passed if presented honestly. Gruber, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Co. didn’t ever succeed in hoodwinking the majority of Americans–ObamaCare was unpopular when proposed, despised when passed and remains disliked to this day. Gruber’s contribution was to put a frame around its essential deception.
In case we needed another reason to be frustrated with Jonathan Gruber, writes Cortney O’Brien in LifeNews.com America’s most infamous ObamaCare architect who insulted our intelligence also once argued that abortion has helped improve our nation’s economy and social environment.
In a paper entitled, Abortion Legalization and Child Living Circumstances: Who is the “Marginal Child?” Gruber co-authored in May, 1997 for the Natl Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber and his two colleagues suggested that abortion has helped save the nation money and social woes together arguing:
We find evidence of possible sizable positive selection: the average living circumstances of cohorts of children born immediately after abortion became legalized, improved substantially relative to preceding cohorts and relative to places where the legal status of abortion was not changing.
Our results suggest that marginal children who were not born as a result of abortion legalization would have been systematically been born into worse circumstances had the pregnancies not been terminated. They would have been 70% more likely to live in a single parent household, 40% more likely to live in poverty, 35% more likely to die during the first year of life and 50% more likely to be in a household collecting welfare.
The last of these findings implies that the selection effects operating through the legalization of abortion saved the government over $14 Billion in welfare payments through the year 1994
“Considering that 30% of Abortions are obtained by African-American Women–though they comprise just 13% of the population,” writes Mona Charen in National Review Online “Gruber was in effect arguing that reducing the number of poor black children was, not to put to fine a point on it, a ‘positive good.’ One cannot begin to imagine the outcry if a Conservative academic had published similar conclusions.”
“Leaving aside the moral obtuseness of arguing that abortion is justified because it reduces crime or welfare expenditures (which party is supposed to be sting with welfare, again?) and consider the many, many possible explanations for the drop in crime that began in the 1990s (such as an aging population–I digress) but lets imagine Gruber was right–that legalizing abortion eliminated a big cohort of the criminal element and led to a drop in crime. Did everyone of those aborted criminals merit the death penalty? The car thieves? The embezzlers? Did each one deserve a preemptive death penalty?”
“It is upsetting to say the least writes Cortney O’Brien, that someone who thought so highly of Roe -v- Wade was helping to craft our national health care law. Perhaps it explains who ObamaCare is filled with abortion subsidies–plans that indirectly fund the procedure,” and government lawyers going into federal courts to force Christian benevolent organizations such as the ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’ to comply with the ObamaCare mandate.