Tuesday, January 27, 2009

400-408Jeff Vines, senior pastor of Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas (, and the author of Dinner with Skeptics: Defending God in a world that makes no sense, shares his testimony.
413-423Jeff Vines
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443-452(:41) NP Birth Control.  Nancy Pelosi on ABC's Sunday Program "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos (1/26/09) talking about how contraception can be part of the economic recovery plan.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?
PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs.  One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?
PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.
As originally written, the House Democratic bill included more than $300 million in funds to slow the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. It also included a provision -- the one that's drawn the most GOP fire -- that provides a 9-to-1 match of federal funds to state funds to provide contraceptives to poor women who qualified under Medicaid. It also would have provided the same contraceptives to women whose income was 200 percent of the federal poverty level, a significant increase in funding.
// The contraceptive funding is an effort to expand federal efforts to prevent unwanted births. Currently, Medicaid provides family planning services after women become pregnant. It focuses all federal funds on contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies, not other family planning services Medicaid provides.
The notion that a larger population will produce a lower standard of living can be traced to the 18th-century economist Thomas Malthus. But during Malthus's own lifetime, his prediction was proved false, as he later acknowledged. Population and living standards rose simultaneously, and have continued to do so.
458-508Gordon Cucullu, retired Lt. Col. in the Army Special Forces and author of the new book Inside Gitmo: The True Story Behind the Media Myths About Guantanamo Bay (
• David R. Stokes (1/25/09) The Perilous Journey from Gitmo to NIMBY.
512-523Gordon Cucullu
528-538Gordon Cucullu
(1:15) Obama on Al-Arabiya
(2:09) Emmy Award winning commentator John Ridley, on January 22, on Los Angeles's PBS station KCET, says "Obama is our first truly American president…quite simply, quite plainly, just by virtue of his being, Obama is America, and the first true American to lead our nation."
555 [1:30] Robert Micone/Bill O'Connor aka "The Money Guys" at Applied Financial, 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, and online at  The Money Guys and KKLA are hosting a Strategic Wealth Summit on Saturday, February 7, from 9am-1pm at the Glendale Hilton, with eight guest speakers talking about funding college tuitions, wills, estates, and trusts, investing in commercial real estate and rentals, life and disability insurance, long term care insurance, etc.
558-608Should people who don't pay any federal income taxes be given a tax cut?
(:57) Jim McDermott (D-WA) complains: "If you don't pay taxes, you get nothing out of this [tax cut] amendment."  Sam Johnson (R-TX) says, "Mr. Chairman, just yesterday President Obama said he agrees with that concept, and that we shouldn't be taxing people on their unemployment benefits. I would hope that it's an oversight on y'all's part, and [that you] would accept this amendment."  Jim McDermott (D-WA) responds, "Certainly Mr. Johnson's amendment has press appeal, but it follows an old pattern of giving the tax benefit to the people on the top of the income scale, even though they only get 34% of the benefits. If you don't pay taxes, you get nothin' out of this amendment. It is not good for people on the bottom who are the ones who are most likely to be affected by the unemployment insurance….[inaudible]"
612-623What's your multiple birth story?
628-638What's your multiple birth story?
644-655So, Church, are you okay with your congregation paying "hush money?"
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