Monday, September 18, 2017

Your kids want a tattoo or piercing? Here’s what pediatricians recommend ^ 

That afternoon in late spring, her daughter finally got the jeweled belly button ring she had been asking for, and Breuner got a reminder that her little girl was growing up.
Breuner felt a swell of emotion, she said.
“I’m not saying everybody should do that,” she added, “but at least for me, my sense of this whole world is that it’s changing right in front of us, and we can either have our eyes open and be supportive and help our children make informed decisions when they’re young adults, or ignore it and hope it goes away.”
Richard Dukes focused much of his research on tattoos and piercings among youth during his career as a sociology professor.
The professor emeritus at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, who was not involved in the new clinical report, said it compiles current medical knowledge and does not contradict any of his own research findings.
“Tattoo regret is fairly common because meanings, values and norms change, and tattoos do not,” Dukes said, adding that when someone gets a tattoo at an older age, the likelihood for regret is less.
“We have three grown sons. Two of them wanted to be tattooed. We said to wait until you are 18 and be sure to get good artwork,” Dukes said of his own family.
“They complied,” he said. “Now, one of them has had the small tattoo removed from his back, because he did not want his young daughter to think that he thought it was a good thing to do. The other son has two tattoos. I asked him if he would ever get another one. He said that if he had no tattoos, he would not get one. Since he already has tattoos, he is more likely to get another one.”
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Bill O’Reilly’s Accuser Was Previously Arrested For False Allegation Of A Crime!

Young Conservatives ^ | September 18 | Staff 

Newsmax has dropped a bombshell story about the credibility of the key accuser against former Fox host Bill O’Reilly.

Had it not been for the allegations by Perquita Burgess, O’Reilly might not have been fired.

But as it turns out, Burgess has an arrest for a false allegation in her past.
Burgess did not complain to the network at the time and O’Reilly said the charges were false.

Newsmax found two documents that called her credibility into question.
The first was a police report concerning a fight with her boyfriend where she called them reporting he hit her in the mouth with a gun. When they arrived, however, she had a different story.

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Remembering the U. S. Constitution: The Law of the Land

Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 17, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline 

Republican presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George H. W. Bush have referred to U. S. Supreme Court decisions as "the law of the land." Actually, that distinction belongs to the document we celebrate today—the U. S. Constitution.
If you want a good treatise on it, read The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition by M. Stanton Evans. "In fact, the Constitution was the work not of a moment, an hour, or even a lifetime, but of two millennia of Western thought, political struggle and hard-won knowledge about the state," Evans wrote. "The Constitution is an almost perfect summation of the themes expounded in this essay."
"Virtually every doctrine, value, institutional development and painful lesson gleaned through all the centuries since Magna Carta converged on the Statehouse in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787." It's staggering to realize that the original delegates to the Constitutional Convention had an intimate understanding of the history which preceded it: You would be hard put to find members of the current Congress who have a working knowledge of the past 230 years since those storied statesmen convened.
"Here were combined the notions of the law above the king, the need to impose restraints on power, the wisdom of diffusing authority instead of having it focused in one center, that were the chief political doctrines of a free society, annealed and tested in the fires of battle," Evans wrote of the Constitutional Conventions. "As noteworthy as the ideas that guided the convention were the men who held them."
"While perhaps not quite an 'assembly of demi-gods,' as Jefferson put it, the people who attended made an impressive muster: Washington and Franklin, Madison and Hamilton, Dickinson and Wilson, John Rutledge and Roger Sherman, George Mason and George Wythe, Oliver Ellsworth and Elbridge Gerry."
It's hard not to think of a classic routine political satirist Mort Sahl used during the 1972 campaign, "In less than 200 years, we’ve gone from Madison and Adams to Nixon and McGovern."
"What can we make of this? Darwin was wrong!" In other words, this devolution in statesmen was proof positive, at least politically, that we did not evolve into a higher species.
"Despite the absence of Jefferson, Patrick Henry and the Adamses, this was a company of heroes, distinguished for character, principle, and understanding," Evans wrote of the founders. "If one were looking for signs of providential care in the creation of America--and the framers often did--it would be found in the gathering of these men, with these particular qualities, at this juncture of our history."
Evans goes on to describe the debate itself. What is interesting about that description is that those original debates over the Constitution were the exact obverse of current congressional discourse should give us pause because the former were so stunningly successful while the latter rarely are. If the Hippocratic Oath--"First do no harm"--were taken by government officials, they would wind up violating it on the first full day of business.
"Almost everything was discussed in terms of immediate past or historical experience, with little being said of an abstract of strictly theoretical nature," Evans wrote. "The most frequent references were to things that had happened in the states (or colonies) themselves, followed by comment on British or other European practice, then by observations on the classical republics (mostly by way of bad example)."
"The standard used throughout was what had worked, and how, and whether it could be expected to work again." Imagine conducting the business of the government that way, particularly at the federal level.
Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia. He can be reached at

Racist Black Lives Matters Thugs Trash St. Louis Library

Front Page Magazine ^ | September 17, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield 

Destroying libraries? Sure. This is what the left supports.
While the media keeps lying that the St. Louis race riots are "peaceful protests" (as it has been doing in response to every black nationalist race riot since Ferguson), here's what the left's racist black nationalist thugs are actuallu up to.
Trashing libraries.
The Schlafly branch in St. Louis suffered broken windows at the hands of the racist thugs.
The library reopened at midday after the staff went "literally... book by book" to check for glass fragments, said library director Waller McGuire. He arrived at the library at 2 a.m. Saturday.
He said it was "upsetting, but it's encouraging" to have seen people step in to help the library staff clean up. "The public library is one of the best parts of democracy," he said. "I don't think this was because we're a library."
. Being a library didn't help. To black nationalists, libraries are white spaces full of dead white men. Why not smash them up? And who cares if some of those glass fragments get into a book taken out for a toddler.
You can't make a black nationalist omelet, without breaking a lot of eggs.
"We're very angry, we're tired and we're just bringing awareness to let this community know, this is not OK and let this judge know his ruling was not OK," demonstrator Bishop Derrick Robinson said. "We're upset by his ruling and we're out here today to continue to bring awareness and disturbance on the day."
"However long it takes, we're out here," he added.
And letting the libraries know it's not OK to "bring disturbance".
Also there were 18 fires, damage to multiple businesses and police officers hospitalized after having bricks thrown at their heads.
#BlackLivesMatter. And if you don't believe that, we'll smash your library and your head.

The Democratic Push for Single-Payer Could Hand Trump a Second Term

The National Review ^ | September 13, 2017 | David French 

Americans are not prepared to take big chunks out of their paychecks for socialized medicine, and they’re not keen to move far left.

Today is single-payer day. Bernie Sanders is introducing the Medicare for All Act of 2017, and this time he’s no lone socialist crying in the progressive wilderness. A total of 15 Democratic senators are backing his bill, including most of the top Democratic contenders for the presidency. As the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake observed yesterday, “The dam is breaking.” The New Republic, among others, is even arguing that single-payer is becoming the newest “litmus test” for the party’s presidential hopefuls, and given the speed with which the far Left transforms fringe ideas into moral mandates, I’m not surprised.
Sober-minded Democrats should be terrified. They just might be handing Trump two terms. There are three reasons why. First, and most obviously, single-payer health care comes with an extraordinary tax bill. The very instant voters saw their take-home pay plunge — often by an amount that far exceeds their traditional employee contribution to their employer-provided insurance — they would realize that “free” health care isn’t free. For now, Sanders is concealing how he’ll pay for his bag of goodies, but any single-payer plan would be crushingly expensive. Here’s the Washington Post editorial board, on June 18 this year, describing the costs.....
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