Preston Winslow, a four-year-old boy with acute myeloid leukemia, received the surprise of a lifetime on Saturday when Tim Tebow invited him to play some football.
According to Preston’s mother, Tebow’s invitation was completely unexpected. She said of the phone call, “the person on the other end was like, ‘Hi Celeste, this is Tim Tebow,’ and in shock, I was like ‘no way.’”
Because Preston’s father was a University of Florida graduate, Preston has followed Tebow throughout his entire career. When he met Tebow, he was wearing his number 15 Broncos jersey.
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April 28 at 12:00am until May 5 at 12:00am
Younger men and women may not remember the “good old days” when the only reproductive choice we had was to deny men access to sex. In truth, if we lose our hard won rights to medical care, birth control and pregnancy choice, it won’t only affect women. Men will have to …go back to the days when they waited for or paid for sex. This is issue impacts all of us. This strike is designed to make that point. Ask your man to speak up for your rights, because when we lose our reproductive choices, so do they.
Here’s a little history of sex strikes:
In the ancient Greek play Lysistrata, the women of Greece go on a sex strike to end the decades-long Peloponnesian War. Since then, many women around the world have gone on similar sex strikes to keep their men in line.
Most recently, women in Barbacoas, Colombia, an isolated town in the middle of the country, have vowed to keep their legs crossed until the government improves the unpaved roads that make traveling in the the dangerous, politically volatile region even more perilous.
The strike: The girlfriends of gang members in one of the country’s most violent cities, Pereira — with a murder rate at the time of 97 per 100,000 people — held a “strike of crossed legs,” giving their men the choice between giving up weapons or giving up sex. “We want them to know that violence is not sexy,” said Jennifer Bayer, an 18-year-old girlfriend of a gang member.
The outcome: In 2010, Pereira’s murder rate dropped by 26.5 percent, the steepest decline in the country.
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Before getting a prescription for Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs, men would have to see a sex therapist, receive a cardiac stress test and get a notarized affidavit signed by a sexual partner affirming impotency, if state Sen. Nina Turner has her way.
The Cleveland Democrat introduced Senate Bill 307 this week.
A critic of efforts to restrict abortion and contraception for women, Turner says she is concerned about men’s reproductive health. Turner’s bill joins a trend of female lawmakers submitting bills regulating men’s health. Turner said if state policymakers want to legislate women’s health choices through measures such as House Bill 125, known as the “Heartbeat bill,” they should also be able to legislate men’s reproductive health. Ohio anti-abortion advocates say the two can’t be compared.
Heartbeat bill sponsor Rep. Lynn Wachtmann, R-Napoleon, said comparing his bill to Turner’s would be like comparing apples to bananas. The Heartbeat bill would prohibit abortion once a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
“I understand some women think my bill is a personal affront,” Wachtmann said. “Protecting the unborn — to compare this to Viagra is not even related.”
Under Senate Bill 307, men taking the drugs would continue to be tested for heart problems, receive counseling about possible side effects and receive information about “pursuing celibacy as a viable lifestyle choice.”
“Even the FDA recommends that doctors make sure that assessments are taken that target the nature of the symptoms, whether it’s physical or psychological,” Turner said. “I certainly want to stand up for men’s health and take this seriously and legislate it the same way mostly men say they want to legislate a woman’s womb.”
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Two Christian British women have taken their case over religious liberty to the highest level, now set to square off against the Government of the United Kingdom at the European Court of Human Rights over their right to wear a cross or crucifix at work . In opposition to the women, the government will have to state publicly whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work. The Telegraph reports that government ministers will argue that because displaying the cross is not a “requirement” of the Christian faith, employers can ban the wearing of the cross and fire workers who insist on doing so:
“The Government’s refusal to say that Christians have a right to display the symbol of their faith at work emerged after its plans to legalise same-sex marriages were attacked by the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain.
A poll commissioned by The Sunday Telegraph shows that the country is split on the issue. Overall, 45 per cent of voters support moves to allow gay marriage, with 36 per cent against, while 19 per cent say they do not know.
However, the Prime Minister is out of step with his own party.
Exactly half of Conservative voters oppose same-sex marriage in principle and only 35 per cent back it.
There is no public appetite to change the law urgently, with more than three quarters of people polled saying it was wrong to fast-track the plan before 2015 and only 14 per cent saying it was right.
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I posted a similar article yesterday, but didn’t have all the details. Filed under WTF! Obama Gives Seven Alaska Islands To Russia. This is the same article, only the full article – including the addendum explaining that this issue is NOT NEW!OBAMA’S GIVEAWAY: OIL-RICH ISLANDS TO RUSSIAExclusive: Joe Miller sounds alarm over deal to put land in hands of Putin’s KremlinBy Joe MillerThe Obama administration, despite the nation’s economic woes, effectively killed the job-producing Keystone Pipeline last month. The Arab Spring is turning the oil production of Libya and other Arab nations over to the Muslim Brotherhood. Iraq is distancing itself from the U.S. And everyone recognizes that Iran, whose crude supplies are critical to the European economy, will do anything it can to frustrate America’s strategic interests. In the face of all of this, Obama insists on cutting back U.S. oil potential with outrageous restrictions.
I posted a similar article yesterday, but didn’t have all the details. Filed under WTF! Obama Gives Seven Alaska Islands To Russia. This is the same article, only the full article – including the addendum explaining that this issue is NOT NEW!
Exclusive: Joe Miller sounds alarm over deal to put land in hands of Putin’s Kremlin
By Joe Miller
The Obama administration, despite the nation’s economic woes, effectively killed the job-producing Keystone Pipeline last month. The Arab Spring is turning the oil production of Libya and other Arab nations over to the Muslim Brotherhood. Iraq is distancing itself from the U.S. And everyone recognizes that Iran, whose crude supplies are critical to the European economy, will do anything it can to frustrate America’s strategic interests. In the face of all of this, Obama insists on cutting back U.S. oil potential with outrageous restrictions.
via What’s the Buzz on the Alaskan Islands Given to Russia?.
Police in New York are hunting for a man who attacked and possibly abducted a woman outside a Long Island Rail Road station last week in a violent assault that was all caught on surveillance video.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority said the attack occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m. at the Ronkonkoma Station March 4.
The MTA released the footage in the hope of eliciting the public’s help in finding the suspect. Police said he is a black male, 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10 and approximately 185 to 210 pounds.
A group calling itself “Women of the 99%” has been illegally robo-calling voters across the United States in an effort to tie Republican members of the House of Representatives to the Rush Limbaugh “slut” controversy.
The calls are illegal both because there is no provided callback number, as required by the Consumer Protection Act of 1991, and because there is no known group called “Women of the 99%.”
According to The Daily Mail:
A call left on the answering machine of Paula Bolyard of Doylestown, Ohio yesterday stated: ‘Hello, this is a message from Women of the 99 Percent. Congressman Jim Renacci is condoning the war on women led by Rush Limbaugh, who has become the de facto leader of the Republican party.
‘Call Congressman Renacci at 330-489-4414 and ask him why he remains silent while Republican spokesman Rush Limbaugh insults, degrades, and verbally abuses women. Tell Congressman Renacci that it’s just plain shameful that he that he allows Rush Limbaugh’s behavior to continue. We are the Women of the 99 Percent and we won’t be silent anymore.’
Similar calls were reported in the districts of Maryland Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek, Illinois Reps Judy Biggert, Tim Johnson, and Bobby Schilling, and Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell, prompting hundreds of angry phone calls to Representatives.
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