February 26, 2017

Nigel Farage Tells CPAC What the U.S. Press Won’t Admit: Obama Helped ‘Leave’ Win Brexit Vote

At CPAC on Friday, Nigel Farage, a key leader of the “Leave” campaign which resulted in UK voters choosing on June 23, 2016 to leave the European Union, reminded attendees and the world of something that the U.S. press has virtually failed to acknowledge: that then-U.S. President Obama was instrumental in his effort’s success. Two months before the vote, Obama, in a UK speech, promised that a “Leave” victory would move the UK “to the back of the queue” in future trade negotiations — after which polling, which had shown “Remain” with a big lead, moved into a dead heat.

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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (022617)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: This doctor is 92 years-old – and she’s delivered over 7,000 babies

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Rome, Italy:

Feb 24, 2017 / 03:03 am

Obstetrician Maria Pollacci holds a very special record.

She’s delivered 7,642 babies and after a 72-year career – despite now being 92 years-old – is still receiving newborns coming into the world in Padavena, a small town in northern Italy.

Dr. Pollacci considers her work to be “the most beautiful in the world,” and calls it a true “mission.”

“It’s an occupation that you have to do with love, kindness and skill. When I’m in front of a little one, I’m not working. I’m loving,” she said. “To be an obstetrician you need love, passion and professionalism.”

Maria Pollacci still remembers her first day at work on Sept. 3, 1945, and the name of the child she delivered. He was named Francesco and today he is 72 years-old.

“I met him when he was 25. I was in Lama Mocogno, a town in the province of Modena, Italy, where I was born. There was a party and people were dancing,” she recalled.

“A handsome young man came up to me and said, ‘May I have the honor of dancing with the person who delivered me?’ Since then we see each other every year.”

“Also at my house, every once in awhile, boys and girls that were born into my hands come to see me. I am very moved when they tell me that I’m their second mother,” she said. …

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