Tanya Wildt Detroit Free Press Published 6:09 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 A bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature this week wants to change the state's voting age to 16. If you're torn on whether you want to see teens in voting booths, there's an episode of "The West Wing" that tackles both sides of the debate. In an impassioned plea in the Season 6 episode, students try to convince fictional White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler, played by Richard Schiff, that it's time to abolish the country's voting age requirement. Read more: The teens say they have no voice in government and are powerless. They argue they should have the right to vote since they're eligible to receive fixed prison sentences. Ziegler counters that adults have reasoning and children are subject to coercion, but the kids fight back, saying that same thought process was used to keep women from voting. The debate heats up throughout the episode. Watch the clip below to hear all the … [Read more...] about Should Michigan kids vote? What ‘The West Wing’ had to say
At age 2, Rebecca Kleid already participates in the rituals of Orioles fandom. She cheers, noshes on hot dogs and chants along to shouts of “Let’s go, O’s!” from the stands at Camden Yards with her parents.And come Sunday, Rebecca will be among the children attending the game at no cost as part of the team’s new “Kids Cheer Free” program.The program, announced early this month, allows each paying adult to obtain free tickets for two children age 9 or younger to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for upper-deck seats, for games Saturday through April 29 (tickets to later games will be made available on a month-by-month basis). It’s just the latest of several kid-centric attractions the team uses to make the game appeal to the much-younger set and reverse a decline in attendance. In 2017 the Orioles saw an average of 25,042 fans per home game, Camden Yards’ lowest average attendance since 2011.The “Kids’ Opening Day” game … [Read more...] about Free admission for kids the latest way Orioles hope to court young fans, families
This story originally appeared on Babble and is reprinted with permission.Image source: Jennifer PrattDr. Jen Pratt was only 11 years old when an unrelenting pain in her knee landed her in the pediatrician's office. After an X-ray revealed that a tumor was growing in her femur, her entire world was flipped upside down."Rather than being just a kid, I was forced into a world of doctor appointments, scans, hospitalizations, and surgeries," Jen tells Babble.Diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, Jen soon learned that despite how overwhelming the situation was, the only thing she could do was to take the challenges one day at a time as she fought through chemotherapy and surgical interventions done in an effort to save her life."Getting through treatment is like a marathon," she explains. "You just need to put one foot in front of the other to keep on going, with hopes of a finish line in mind."Image source: Jennifer PrattA finish line, which for her, included a perfectly … [Read more...] about Former Make-A-Wish kid grows up to become a doctor at same hospital that once treated her
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 by: S.D. Wells Tags: badcancer, badhealth, Big Pharma, cancer causes, cancer myths, cancer research, Cancer Scams, chemicals, chemo causes cancer, chemo spreads cancer, chemo toxic, Chemotherapy, Dangerous Medicine, deception, food colorings, food safety, harmful medicine, Heavy metals, hospital food, natural cures, natural remedies, Nitrates, nitrites, prevent cancer, toxic chemicals, toxic ingredients, vaccines (Natural News) Americans are scared to death of cancer, and righteously so. Mutated cells that multiply uncontrollably can take over organs, including the most complex organ in the body, the brain. Nearly half of all Americans will get some form of cancer in their lifetime, and approximately half of those victims will die from it. Or will they? What if you found out today that many people who “die” from cancer die from the treatments given to them by medical doctors and oncologists, and from the continued consumption of more chemicals … [Read more...] about Cancer is CAUSED by chemicals, so why on Earth would you use chemicals to fight it?
Jeremy and Carolyn Eastburn with their daughter, Presley, who died in December 2016 at the age of 4. She was strangled on a custom window blind the family bought for their new home near Houston. Sales of most corded window blinds and shades – products blamed for the strangulation deaths of more than 300 U.S. infants and toddlers since 1981 — will come to an end late this year. The decision last week by the window covering industry to quit selling the items in the U.S. and Canada is a milestone following decades of stopgap safety measures and public clamor to do more to protect children. It means that, starting Dec. 15, retailers will stop offering most window coverings with pull strings and cords, unless the cords are placed in a way that keeps them out of the grasp of children and other consumers. However, the industry decision to embrace what is the latest version of a voluntary safety standard falls short of complete victory for consumer advocates. It won’t apply … [Read more...] about Turning Point in Fight to Stop Child Deaths from Window Blinds