People Are Purposely Becoming Disabled By Choice And Calling Themselves ‘Transabled’

Can you imagine feeling like an arm or leg is not your own or daydreaming about being blind? Some people are becoming disabled by choice and calling themselves “transabled.” Body integrity identity disorder (BIID) is a rare psychological condition that makes healthy individuals feel like they’re supposed to be disabled. There is no known cause …

Millions Of Women Experience Postpartum Depression, But This Woman Had It Far Worse

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Ricky Gervais hearts socialism

The comedian and co-creator of the original British “The Office” is positively chuffed about socialism! Taxes? Loves ‘em. Nationalized health care? Loves that, too. When your government forces you to pay through the nose and then dictates how you’re allowed to spend the money that remains, it’s worth it, because in the end, you get …

My Stepfather, The Peeping Tom

My mother’s husband confessed to having spied on me in my bedroom and bathroom years ago. Figuring out how to maintain a relationship with him — and with my mother — has been traumatic, even if they don’t consider it sexual abuse. View this image › Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed My last visit back to …

‘Elitist primal scream’: Josh Barro declares that Father Government knows best

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/395231441564364800 According to Business Insider’s Josh Barro, our choice of health insurance is something we can take or leave. But we’d better cling fast to Big Government with all our might! http://twitter.com/#!/DrewMTips/status/395232267431211008 He sure does! Observe, peasants: http://twitter.com/#!/jbarro/status/395230254261731328 http://twitter.com/#!/jbarro/status/395231040110731264 Silly rubes, believing in the freedom to choose! http://twitter.com/#!/jbarro/status/395233540868026368 Shorter Barro: http://twitter.com/#!/bradcundiff/status/395233817364922368 Indeed. The Founding Fathers …

Obamacare fail: Federal Data Services Hub down (again)

http://twitter.com/#!/WAplanfinder/status/395324560142131200 Just for context, here are some tweets from just three days ago: http://twitter.com/#!/HHSGov/status/394156168529981441 That was Saturday, and by Sunday the hub, or “backbone” of the health insurance marketplace, was down, despite having been lauded by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as an example of what’s “working well.” By Tuesday night, though, the …

Surprise! Obamacare health insurance exchange websites don’t work; HealthCare.gov a total mess

http://twitter.com/#!/BarackObama/status/384898238928527360 No need to shut it down. The Obamacare health insurance exchange websites don’t work. http://twitter.com/#!/grossjon/status/384902724539523072 http://twitter.com/#!/daylightdis/status/384927190762004480 http://twitter.com/#!/mwbowler/status/384932996693782528 http://twitter.com/#!/ptmoney/status/384925763264208896 http://twitter.com/#!/DonMFox/status/384904837264982016 http://twitter.com/#!/frankthorpNBC/status/384899169988509697 Who will be blamed for this mess? http://twitter.com/#!/NumbersMuncher/status/384905718760878080 [Update] Welcome to HealthCare.gov! Good luck trying to create an account on the national Obamacare website. http://twitter.com/#!/millercathy/status/385015237721591809 http://twitter.com/#!/RossTravel/status/385015102010691584 http://twitter.com/#!/beersandbras/status/385014964517228544 http://twitter.com/#!/spara/status/385014653127897088 http://twitter.com/#!/ClaireBrynt/status/385005804598067200 http://twitter.com/#!/Eric2xU/status/384999275081375744 Editor’s note: The title …

House holds Obamacare debate in advance of tomorrow’s repeal vote

http://twitter.com/#!/JaredHalpern/status/222768512685457408 Shortly after the Supreme Court handed down its decision to uphold Obamacare, House Republicans announced that they would be holding a vote on July 11 to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Debate over the potential repeal of the law is underway on the House floor. You can view the proceedings here. *** The president’s …