Giving birth could literally save your life.
Studies have shown that fetal stem cells can and do pass into the mother’s body where they can persist for years and may even assist in healing injuries to the mother’s organs.
A 1996 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that in humans, genetically distinct cells from a male fetus persisted in the mother’s body as long as 27 years after birth.
And a 2015 study suggested that fetal cells may actually heal maternal organs! Researchers tagged mice with a fluorescent protein that allowed the researchers to trace the flow of the fetus’s stem cells from the mother’s placenta into its heart while they induced cardiac injury to the mother.
They found that fetal stem cells in mice directly targeted the damaged cardiac cells and fully integrated themselves into the mother’s heart. There is a wide body of research that suggests similar phenomena could occur in humans.
This is one long, priceless truth bomb.
H/t Pistol Pete
Professor Macula: “Casting a vote for a candidate who doesn’t exhibit the values of honesty, tolerance, equal protection, and respect is civically irresponsible.”
Wow. Did he actually support Hillary Clinton … the candidate who has proven herself to be dishonest again and again, who called all Trump supporters “a basket full of deplorables”, who said the Catholic Church needs to change its teachings about abortion, and who promised to continue Obama’s policy of infringing on the religious freedoms of Catholics and Christians who oppose abortion and gay marriage?
These things were not said or done by Clinton supporters, but by Clinton HERSELF. Sheesh.
And, ROFLL, “weasly inference.” Awesome, Tucker. Just awesome.
Tucker Carlson vs. Professor claiming Trump legitimized White power movement [7:25]
H/t Pistol Pete
… should any president be skipping his daily intelligence briefings?
In an interview with Chris Wallace and “Fox News Sunday” over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump indicated that he does not like to receive intelligence briefings every day, because the information can become repetitive.
Naturally, the media and liberal opponents are apoplectic. But where were they during all of the past 8 years when President Obama was routinely skipping more than half of his daily intelligence briefings?
Personally, I think Trump should probably sit through them regardless. But I’m just a Military Mom, so what do I know?
I saw my new nephrologist for the first time yesterday. My kidneys are in very bad shape, but he can’t determine best treatment without more tests, one of them that will be extremely unpleasant so prayers would be welcome. Next appointment is Jan 27th to review results and plan next move.
Most likely thing is my kidneys are permanently damaged, probably by scarring from long-term analgesic use and auto-immune disease. The point they’re at now is so far gone that they will probably deteriorate to dialysis/transplant arena. Again, prayers!
I’m trying to keep firmly in mind that God healed my unborn baby from an untreatable, incurable disease and that NOTHING is impossible for Him. Plus, you know, joining suffering with Jesus on the cross for the salvation of sinners. Praying hard for humility and all that good stuff.
There’s so much stuff today it would not be possible to post even half of it. Using this media,visitors can pick and choose what to watch. Not a lot of text, no brain drain. Enjoy.
Tucker Carlson Obliterates Professor Who Claims Trump Legitimized White Power Movement
This guy was an asshole
Politico’s Glenn Thrush: “No Question” There Is A Racial Component To Trump Supporters
David Brock Cries When Discussing PizzaGate
I couldn’t decide whether to laugh or cry at this useless tool
Scarborough: Obama “Cowered in the Corner” Allowing Aleppo “Holocaust” to Ensue
Morning Joke was on it today
Scarborough Mercilessly Mocks Olbermann: Delusions of Talking Nazi Tomatoes
Some feuds die hard. Joe Scarborough and Keith Olbermann have one going back to at least 2008, with another flare-up in 2012. Scarborough’s got the bigger mic now, and he wielded it on today’s Morning Joe to mercilessly mock Olbermann as someone suffering from delusions of Nazi tomatoes that talk to him.
Ryan Zinke: Trump’s reported pick for Interior secretary
FROM AUNTIE LIB’S BACK YARD, BIG SKY MONTANA. HE’S A GOOD ONE.
Trump takes “Thank You” Victory Tour to West Allis, Wisconsin; Touts Secretary of State Pick; Praises Paul Ryan, Reince Priebus
DON’T BOTHER… THIS IS THE WHOLE THING… ABOUT AN HOUR
Donald Trump Tells Paul Ryan at Wisconsin Rally: ‘We’re Going to Build the Wall Paul!”
TRUMP MENTIONED PAUL RYAN’S NAME… THE CROWD BOOED. IT WAS GREAT.
Trump Criticizes Wisconsin Recount Efforts; Compares Paul Ryan to ‘Fine Wine’
Trump Mocks Hillary in Wisconsin: “I Offered Her 5 Cents on the Dollar” for Her Cancelled Fireworks
THAT’S GONNA LEAVE A MARK
CNN Promises Not to Talk About Kanye West, Does It 22 More Times | SUPERcuts! #399
KANYE VISITED TRUMP TOWER…LEFTISTS GO BANANAS
Rohrabacher Threatens to Walk Off Morning Joe When Pressed on Syria and Russia
Jim Brown on Donald Trump: He has “my admiration”
#32 WAS VERY RESPECTFUL OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT
Bill Gates just met with Trump at Trump Tower Look what he said
GATES LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM, NOT JUST KISS HIS RING… BILLIONAIRES DON’T DO THAT
THEY’RE FINISHED!! TRUMP TEAM ASKS FOR IDENTITIES OF DOE EMPLOYEES WORKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX
THEY’RE NOT GIVING UP ANY INFORMATION. THEY ALL KNOW THEY’LL SOON BE UNEMPLOYED
George Stephanopoulos’ Wife Tells ‘The View’ Their Daughters Are Scared After Election
THEIR 11 AND 14 YEAR OLD DAUGHTERS ARE AFRAID THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GET AN ABORTION. WHAT A FINE EXAMPLE THEY’RE SETTING
A COUPLE GOLDEN OLDIES FROM DOUG FROM UPLAND
DFU SING-ALONG: Harry Reid – No Black Man for the Senate
FROM JAN., 2009
DFU SING-ALONG: Blago Names Roland, Roland, Roland (Rawhide)
BLAGO IS STILL IN PRISON, HOPING OBAMA WILL PARDON HIM
Note to the precious few who wander by here: If you read a little of this post and do not get a lump in your throat or start to tear up my suggestion is to leave now and go check out Huffpo or some other website that emphasizes hate and bitterness over empathy and human compassion.
Sick Boy Dies In Santa’s Arms After Getting Last Wish To See Him
It’s a Christmas story from East Tennessee that has gained worldwide attention.
Eric Schmitt-Matzen spreads Christmas cheer year-round and grants wishes as Santa Claus. His long white beard and curled mustache makes him perfect for the part.
He and his wife, who joins him as Mrs. Claus, even went to Santa school six years ago.
But a month and a half ago, he answered the call to grant what would end up being one child’s final Christmas wish.
“He was more concerned about missing Christmas, than dying,” Schmitt-Matzen recalled to WBIR 10News.
He said he had just gotten home from work when a nurse at a local hospital called and said there was a very sick 5-year-old boy who wanted to see Santa Claus.
He was at the hospital in about 15 minutes and met the boy’s mother and other family members. She handed Schmitt-Matzen a toy to give to her child.
“When I got there, it was my job to make sure he got Christmas,” Schmitt-Matzen said.
With this tough task ahead of him, he asked everyone else to leave the room so that he wouldn’t break down in tears.
This is how he described what happened next, to a Knoxville News Sentinel columnist:
“When I walked in, he was laying there, so weak it looked like he was ready to fall asleep. I sat down on his bed and asked, ‘Say, what’s this I hear about you’re gonna miss Christmas? There’s no way you can miss Christmas! Why, you’re my Number One elf!
“He looked up and said, ‘I am?’
“I said, ‘Sure!’
“I gave him the present. He was so weak he could barely open the wrapping paper. When he saw what was inside, he flashed a big smile and laid his head back down.
‘“They say I’m gonna die,’ he told me. ‘How can I tell when I get to where I’m going?’
“I said, ‘Can you do me a big favor?’
“He said, ‘Sure!’
“When you get there, you tell ’em you’re Santa’s Number One elf, and I know they’ll let you in.
“He said, ‘They will?’
“I said, ‘Sure!’
“He kinda sat up and gave me a big hug and asked one more question: ‘Santa, can you help me?’
“I wrapped my arms around him. Before I could say anything, he died right there. I let him stay, just kept hugging and holding on to him.
Jimmy and Dwayne Johnson Surprise ‘Tonight Show’ Staffer with Military Homecoming
I HOPE I NEVER GET TIRED OF THESE
Soldier Surprises Kids In An Emotional Reunion At School
Independence middle schooler embraces dad during surprise reunion following his two year deployment
REPRINTED FROM CURMUDGEON @ POLITICAL CLOWN PARADE
Something Truly Magical
A photographer in Australia has captured the magic of Christmas for some children who are hospitalized and through the magic of Photoshop™ transported them to a place of joy where there is no pain or suffering.
Karen Alsop of Story Art established the Christmas Wish Project for the children who are unsure of what their future holds. She wanted to give them a gift of hope—to set them free of their IV tubes and monitors and hospital beds—to rekindle their faith in the future.
What they didn’t know was the photographs were much more than a standard shopping mall Santa photo shoot. The magic was just beginning…
The children cried tears of joy when they saw their photos for the first time.
You may want to grab a hanky for this video.
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