How do you feel about Hobby Lobby denying their employees the right to buy birth control? Their reasoning is opposing it on religious grounds even though birth control is used for more than just preventing pregnancy.
Hey, there’s a lot of misinformation going around. Here’s a few facts that often get missed.
1) Hobby Lobby is ok with paying for 16 out of the 20 required types of birth control under Obamacare.
2) They have a religious objection to 4 of them, specifically the morning-after pills. The types that stop a baby from surviving after conception. Abortion inducing drugs. The birth control they are talking about isn’t used for anything except preventing pregnancy after conception.
3) They aren’t denying their employees the right to buy birth control. They can buy those 4 drugs themselves if they wish. They pay their employees well, and they have stated again and again that they aren’t trying to control anyone’s decisions. In fact, this whole discussion is about the right to make decisions, and whether or not you can force someone to pay for something they have a religious objection to.
Here’s a nice video of a spokeslady that blinks a lot. She does a nice job of explaining it.
"Genetically Modified Wheat - A constant issue arises with genetically modified foods, as people fear which will be the health issues that they could face by consuming them. Now, On Sept. 26th, this last Friday, unregulated modified wheat popped up in Montana and has raised worry once again."
"The main problem with genetically modified wheat is that it is not approved for USA farming, because it stops exports with other countries that are not interested in genetically modified wheat, as it is consumed directly by people."
I personally do not care if the US sells genetically modified food.
However I prefer that all genetically modified food be labeled as such since a large population (myself included) prefer to consume food that was not altered in a lab!
Sitting here watching people who think they can call the Scotland vote based on results from three electorates. Guys. That’d be like the US calling an election based on the results from Rhode Island, and only Rhode Island.
You all just started counting.
Great answer to those wondering if the Scottish Independence movement has a chance!
I have this weird feeling that I’m about to witness something I’ve only seen in SciFi films & shows…
"Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. At the same time, he emphasized that Russia will not enter a new arms race and will tightly control its military budget to avoid overburdening the economy. Putin’s emphasis on high-precision conventional weapons reflected government concerns about the U.S."
So basically Russian nukes are a 100 times more powerful than the ones the US dropped upon Japan in World War 2.
I suspect America has similar weapons, although the last thing we need is for Russia & America to test nuclear devastation against each other.
"Russia carried out a successful test of its new Bulava intercontinental nuclear missile on Wednesday and will perform two more test launches in October and November, the head of its naval forces said."
All day I’ve looked forward to watching the Apple Event live stream while sipping a nice Scotch. At least I’ve been able to enjoy the Scotch. I also may be learning a bit of Mandarin when the stream connects for a second.
Described my day perfectly (minus the scotch!).
Fortunately enough geeks tweeted/live blogged the event to make it awesome for me!
Tom Brady has a new injury‽ I guess he will not be moving out of his pocket anytime soon!
"Out of nowhere Thursday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady showed up on the team’s injury report with some kind of calf injury. It’s the sort of thing to anyone rooting for the Pats or just Brady into a weird, mental place. Fret not — Brady says he’ll "be ready to go Sunday.""