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Raven January 2, 2016

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More Numbers September 9, 2015

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The 28 Republican men threatening to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding:

Reps. Mulvaney, Jim Jordan (Ohio)
John Fleming (La.)
Raúl Labrador (Idaho)
Matt Salmon (Ariz.)
Tim Huelskamp (Kan.)
Jeff Duncan (S.C.)
Thomas Massie (Ky.)
Trey Gowdy (S.C.)
Walter Jones (N.C.)
Curt Clawson (Fla.)
Jim Bridenstine (Okla.)
Keith Rothfus (Pa.)
Randy Weber (Texas)
Scott Perry (Pa.)
Steven Pearce (N.M.)
Trent Franks (Ariz.)
Louie Gohmert (Texas)
Ted Yoho (Fla.)
Jody Hice (Ga.)
David Rouzer (N.C.)
Dave Brat (Va.)
Mark Meadows (N.C.)
Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.)
Mark Walker (N.C.)
Brian Babin (Texas)
David Schweikert (Ariz.)
Trent Kelly (Miss.)

PSA: Funds are not allowed to go to the one service you do not like- and never can be used by you- and the recent videos have been proven as selectively edited to rile up the anti-abortion base based on untruths.

Quote Of The Day September 4, 2015

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Think About These Numbers August 20, 2015

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Think About These Numbers

The average cost of raising a child in the United States born in 2013 up until age 18:

Estimated between $145,000 for low-income rural families to $455,000 for high-income families in urban Northeast. “To raise a child born in 2013 to the age of 18, it will cost a middle-income couple just over $245,000, according to newly released estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s up $4,260, or almost 2%, from the year before.”CNN

Planned Parenthood’s clients:

“2.7 million women and men in the United States annually visit Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers for trusted health care services and information. Eighty-four percent of Planned Parenthood health care clients in the U.S. are age 20 and older. One in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planned Parenthood health center at least once in her life. …. Three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services.”

Yearly Planned Parenthood provides
Help preventing unintended pregnancies: ~516,000
Pap Tests: ~400,000
Breast exams: ~500,000
HIV Tests: 700,000
Treatments for STIs: ~3.8 million
Educational programs and outreach: 1.5 million*
Total Non-abortion services to males and females from 10/1/11-9/30/12: 10.6 million (education, family planning, contraception, adoption referrals, health screenings, STD prevention information, etc.)*

Funding Of Planned Parenthood:

“The consequences of the Republican-Planned Parenthood break-up are potentially devastating for women. Planned Parenthood receives 40 percent of its funding, some $528 million in 2014, from federal and state government sources. It plays a unique role as a dedicated provider of reproductive and sexual health services; one in five American women has received services from Planned Parenthood’s 700 clinics, and low-income and young women are particularly dependent on it as a trusted reproductive health care provider.”Salon.com

2010 United States Population:

Female: 157.0 million (50.8 percent)
Male: 151.8 million (49.2 percent)

Crunching Numbers:

1/5 of US females have received services from 700 clinics.
Total Planned Parenthood Funding: $1,320,000,000
Abortion services (which federal funds can not be used for) comprised 3% of Planned Parenthood’s total services.*

Impact Of Planned Parenthood:

1) How many more males used or benefited from Planned Parenthood’s services in some way?
2) What is the cost to treat STDs if possible or treat the patient living with an STD for life?
3) Cost of catching cancer early versus treatment or early death from cancer if not caught during an exam?
4) Can people who use Planned Parenthood’s family services always afford the long-term costs of raising a child or healthcare?

The costs above are often prohibitive to too many in our country. Defunding Planned Parenthood will put more Americans’ health and lives in dire straits.

~ bluestarsirius

Women’sHistory Month Challenge #19 Stephanie Kwolek was a chemist who developed Kevlar. http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/online-resources/chemistry-in-history/themes/petrochemistry-and-synthetic-polymers/synthetic-polymers/kwolek.aspx March 18, 2015

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Women’sHistory Month Challenge

#19 Stephanie Kwolek was a chemist who developed Kevlar.

http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/online-resources/chemistry-in-history/themes/petrochemistry-and-synthetic-polymers/synthetic-polymers/kwolek.aspx

Women’s History Month Challenge #17 Ida Gray Nelson Rollins was the “first African American Woman to graduate with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in the United States.” http://www.blackpast.org/aah/rollins-ida-gray-nelson-1867-1953 March 17, 2015

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Women’s History Month Challenge

#17 Ida Gray Nelson Rollins was the “first African American Woman to graduate with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in the United States.”

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/rollins-ida-gray-nelson-1867-1953

A friend issued a challenge for Women’s History Month; I accepted. Here are some women — and their accomplishments — you might not have heard about….. March 16, 2015

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The First Half of Women’s History Month

1. Harriet Quimby (Pilot) “Harriet Quimby was America’s first licensed female pilot, and the first woman to pilot her own plane across the dangerous English Channel.”
http://www.harrietquimby.org/pages/whowasharriet.html

2. Nichelle Nichols(Actress) broke racial boundaries on TV.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/pioneers-of-television/pioneering-people/nichelle-nichols/

3. Mary Anderson (Inventor) Mary Anderson invented the windshield wiper and patented her window cleaning device in 1903.
http://www.moxiemag.com/moxie/articles/profiles/maryand.html

4. Mumbet/Elizabeth Freeman (Social Activist) was among the first slaves in Massachusetts to sue for and win her freedom.
http://www.elizabethfreemancenter.org/who-we-are/elizabeth-freeman/

5. Margaret Knight (Inventor) patented a machine to fold and glue paper to form satchel-bottom, or flat-bottom, bags.
http://www.paperhall.org/margareteknight/

6. Barbara McClintock (Geneticist) discovered the genetic phenomenon she called transposition and was “awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine [‘for her discovery of mobile genetic elements’].”
http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/mcclintock.html

7. Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (Mathemetician) was awarded the first Computer Science Man-of-the-Year Award from the Data Processing Management Association.
http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ddg70/Pages/graceHopper.aspx

8. Major General Kristin Lund of Norway (Leader) is the first woman ever to be appointed as Force Commander in United Nations Peacekeeping Operation. http://www.unficyp.org/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1448

9. Margaret D. Foster (Chemist) worked on the Manhattan Project in the Chemistry and Physics Section.
http://loc.gov/pictures/resource/npcc.00520/
http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_arc_287607

10. Enheduanna (Author) was the first known holder of the title “En Priestess” and served as the “High Priestess” during the third millennium BCE. She is the world’s oldest known author whose works were written in cuneiform approximately 4300 years ago.
http://www.zipang.org.uk/ http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/Enheduanna.html

11. Awashonka (Leader) and Squaw Sachem of the Saconnet was a Native American woman who served as chief of the Sakonnet tribe in Seconet, Rhode Island. “In 1671, she was among the signers of a peace agreement between a confederation of local tribes and Plymouth Colony.” http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/heritage_floor/awashonks.php

12. Sofinisba Anguissola (Artist) was the first woman artist to gain prominence as a painter.
http://clara.nmwa.org/index.php?g=entity_detail&entity_id=116

13. Thecla (Scholar) is believed to have transcribed the Bible into Greek; this manuscript (Codex Alexandrinus) “was presented to Charles I of England by the patriarch of Constantinople, in 1628.”
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/codexalex.html

14. Opha M. Johnson (Ground-Breaker) was the first recognized female Marine. She “enlisted on August 13, 1918, the day after the Secretary of the Navy granted authority for women to enlist in the Marine Corps
Reserve.” http://www.usmc81.com/2010/12/lucy-brewer-legendary-first-woman-marine/ http://www.womenmarines.org/wm_history.aspx

15. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (Scholar) introduced a method of innoculation against smallpox to England.
http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/lady-mary-wortley-montagu-and-introduction-smallpox-vaccination-england

16. Helen Petrie (Inventor) patented a “Seaside Chair” in 1892. http://invention.si.edu/invention-hits-beach

to be continued………

A friend issued a challenge for Women’s History Month; I accepted. Here are some women — and their accomplishments — you might not have heard about….. March 16, 2015

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The First Half of Women’s History Month

1. Harriet Quimby (Pilot) “Harriet Quimby was America’s first licensed female pilot, and the first woman to pilot her own plane across the dangerous English Channel.”
http://www.harrietquimby.org/pages/whowasharriet.html

2. Nichelle Nichols(Actress) broke racial boundaries on TV.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/pioneers-of-television/pioneering-people/nichelle-nichols/

3. Mary Anderson (Inventor) Mary Anderson invented the windshield wiper and patented her window cleaning device in 1903.
http://www.moxiemag.com/moxie/articles/profiles/maryand.html

4. Mumbet/Elizabeth Freeman (Social Activist) was among the first slaves in Massachusetts to sue for and win her freedom.
http://www.elizabethfreemancenter.org/who-we-are/elizabeth-freeman/

5. Margaret Knight (Inventor) patented a machine to fold and glue paper to form satchel-bottom, or flat-bottom, bags.
http://www.paperhall.org/margareteknight/

6. Barbara McClintock (Geneticist) discovered the genetic phenomenon she called transposition and was “awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine [‘for her discovery of mobile genetic elements’].”
http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/mcclintock.html

7. Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (Mathemetician) was awarded the first Computer Science Man-of-the-Year Award from the Data Processing Management Association.
http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ddg70/Pages/graceHopper.aspx

8. Major General Kristin Lund of Norway (Leader) is the first woman ever to be appointed as Force Commander in United Nations Peacekeeping Operation. http://www.unficyp.org/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1448

9. Margaret D. Foster (Chemist) worked on the Manhattan Project in the Chemistry and Physics Section.
http://loc.gov/pictures/resource/npcc.00520/
http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_arc_287607

10. Enheduanna (Author) was the first known holder of the title “En Priestess” and served as the “High Priestess” during the third millennium BCE. She is the world’s oldest known author whose works were written in cuneiform approximately 4300 years ago.
http://www.zipang.org.uk/ http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/Enheduanna.html

11. Awashonka (Leader) and Squaw Sachem of the Saconnet was a Native American woman who served as chief of the Sakonnet tribe in Seconet, Rhode Island. “In 1671, she was among the signers of a peace agreement between a confederation of local tribes and Plymouth Colony.” http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/heritage_floor/awashonks.php

12. Sofinisba Anguissola (Artist) was the first woman artist to gain prominence as a painter.
http://clara.nmwa.org/index.php?g=entity_detail&entity_id=116

13. Thecla (Scholar) is believed to have transcribed the Bible into Greek; this manuscript (Codex Alexandrinus) “was presented to Charles I of England by the patriarch of Constantinople, in 1628.”
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/codexalex.html

14. Opha M. Johnson (Ground-Breaker) was the first recognized female Marine. She “enlisted on August 13, 1918, the day after the Secretary of the Navy granted authority for women to enlist in the Marine Corps
Reserve.” http://www.usmc81.com/2010/12/lucy-brewer-legendary-first-woman-marine/ http://www.womenmarines.org/wm_history.aspx

15. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (Scholar) introduced a method of innoculation against smallpox to England.
http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/lady-mary-wortley-montagu-and-introduction-smallpox-vaccination-england

16. Wilhelm Bartelmann (Inventor) invented the “strandkorb” -a wicker chair designed for the beach- in 1882.
http://invention.si.edu/invention-hits-beach

Winter vaults to the top of snowfall records (Boston breaks seasonal snowfall record, now at 108.6″) March 16, 2015

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Winter vaults to the top of snowfall records (108.6″ and
accumulating!) https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/03/15/parade-day-snow-but-snowiest-winter-record-unlikely-today/BCxfh7yPtIrxtHVzty5sPM/story.html

image: http://www.boston.com/news/weather/weather_wisdom/Average%20snowfall%20Boston%20New%20York%20Portland1.png

13 February 2015 February 13, 2015

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Sources: http://galleryhip.com/friday-the-13th-superstition-history.html & http://becuo.com/friday-the-13th-superstitions-for-kids