Part of Tennessee abortion law blocked by federal judge

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Gov. Bill Lee on Monday signed into law the state’s wide-ranging abortion ban banning abortions after the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected along with other restrictions.

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A federal judge this week temporarily blocked a section of Tennessee’s new abortion law requiring doctors to share controversial information about medication abortions, saying there is evidence the law might violate the First Amendment.

U.S. District Judge William L. Campbell, Jr. issued the ruling Tuesday, two days before that portion of the law was set to go into effect.

Campbell said in legal filings that his order blocking the law could remain in place for months while legal arguments for and against a longer term preliminary injunction are under consideration.

Among other things, the new state law requires clinics to notify patients that medication abortions, which are induced by pills, may be reversible. Providers who fail to do so

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Ramona Humane Society Taking Part In ‘Empty The Shelters’

SAN JACINTO, CA — On October 1-4, Bissell Pet Foundation is teaming up with 160 shelter partners in 33 states — including Ramona Humane Society in San Jacinto — to reduce adoption fees and find forever homes during Empty the Shelters.

During Empty the Shelters, BPF sponsors adoption fees so adopters pay $25 or less. With the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the recent Hurricane Laura, BPF has offered more assistance to shelter partners than ever before, the foundation reported.

“BPF is happy to host Empty the Shelters events as our budget allows because we know it works for our shelter partners and the pets in their care,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of Bissell Pet Foundation. “By sponsoring adoption fees during ETS, we make it a win-win for everyone involved.”

All animals included in the Empty the Shelters promotion will be microchipped and spayed/neutered to prevent further pet homelessness. BPF

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Trump said in 2011 lower-income Americans should pay taxes to be ‘part of the game,’ though he paid nothing to the federal government for many years



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images


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  • Trump said in a 2011 radio interview first reported by CNN that low-income Americans should pay taxes to be a “part of the game” and said half of the US wasn’t paying anything.
  • Trump also claimed he had recently signed “a big fat check” to pay off his taxes.
  • The Times said in a bombshell report Sunday that Trump paid nothing in federal income taxes for 10 of the 15 previous years.
  • Trump paid $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017, the first year of his presidency.
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Six years before assuming the presidency, Donald Trump said lower-income Americans should pay taxes to be “part of the game,” CNN first reported.

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Trump made the remarks during a radio interview with Sean Hannity, a conservative host.

“The amazing thing is that half

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Organizational Savvy is Part of The Leadership Foundations

In the most basic terms, organizational savvy is emotional intelligence on an organizational level. It is a deep understanding of how individuals, teams, and the organization function – and the ability to react appropriately to those factors. Some leadership foundations can exist independently of each other, but an effective leader must have organizational savvy in order to move the organization forward. Let’s find out how to develop this savvy, and in the process we’ll discover what it actually is.

One of the foremost examples of organizational savvy at work is the ability to develop a give-and-take with others. The basics of this go back to the kindergarten playground, where share and share alike is a daily rule. But this also means that you should expect to give back if someone in the organization helps you out. Along with this goes the understanding of the agendas of others. An agenda isn’t … Read More

Sugar – Your Health vs Politics – Always Read the Ingredients Label – Part 1 of 2

So you have cravings for Sugar and Sweets and you consider Life without it pretty bland – don’t we all?

Well, relax, this is not about coercing you into giving up on those lovely chocolates and tempting pastries, but rather to make you aware of how the choice of sweetener in the product affects your health and the health of your children – and to reveal the links to the unexplained horizontal growth you may be experiencing – even though you eat so little.

We have all heard that Americans consume huge amounts of sugar, over 150 pounds per person and year. As if this wasn’t enough, a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey was cited as adjusting the latest numbers to160 pounds of sugar a year – a 30% increase since the early 1980s. That’s the approximate equivalent of 53 heaped teaspoons of sugar per person per day!

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The Government Response to the Previous School Massacre – Part 1 in The Right Response?

The 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook, Connecticut has disturbing similarities to the 1999 Columbine High School mass shooting where two angry young men slaughtered a teacher and twelve students.

Since all actions have both seen and unseen consequences, an effective response to reduce the incidence as well as mitigate the effects of such massacres needs careful consideration. Unseen repercussions can often make a situation drastically worse. Economists now know lots about moral hazard, for example.

The Response to such Massacres

Many people have emotional responses that ignore such consequences. Brian Giattina, a school board member in Birmingham, Alabama, is reported as saying guns send the wrong message. “It tells them we have to have a gun to protect them. It is a complex problem that needs to involve mental health, education, law enforcement and the community.”

Yet over the last fifty years, with just one single exception (the Gabby … Read More

Sugar – Your Health vs Politics – Always Read the Ingredients Label – Part 2 of 2

Well – read on from Part 1 which covered Sugar, HFCS and Synthetic Sweeteners!

When a food label indicates “sugar”, it refers to sucrose, the white, chemically refined cane or beet completely void of any nutrients of the originating plant, a compound that nature could never have invented. It is not only indigestible; the body treats sugar as a drug, makes it acidic and then up-regulates the pH by leaking calcium from bones and teeth. This leads to mineral deficiencies and a plethora of associated health problems from allergies to sexual dysfunction and impaired immune system. This white grainy table sugar is still the primary dry form sugar used in the industrialized world; its availability is ubiquitous as staple food – only this one has no nutritional value.

Agave Nectar / Syrup:

A natural low calorie plant-based sweetener from Mexico that is 75% stronger than sugar, sweeter and slightly thinner

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Boxing Politics, Still An Unavoidable Part Of The Sport

Even in 2015, the back and forth posturing is still frustratingly prevalent in the industry.

Boxing is one of the oldest sports there is and as such carries a lot of history, baggage and in some senses, old school ways.

There are many unfair and unwanted stereotypes associated with the sport regarding things like corruption and fixing, which in my view are totally inaccurate, uneducated and prejudice slurs pointed at the sport in today’s time of 2015.

I can’t comment on how things were in the past but what I can comment on is today’s time and since I got started out in boxing journalism over the last few years.

The sport is now run essentially by global TV networks, sports management companies and sports promotional companies. In 2015, you just would not get away with mass corruption in any sport anymore – you’d be found out.

I’m not saying … Read More