7%: Something we should all read at least once a week!

90yearsWritten by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio .

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.

16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19.. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

Its estimated 93% won’t forward this. If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title ‘7%’.

I’m in the 7%. Friends are the family that we choose.

Submitted by Bob Stanley

DEA busts Ohio “Vampire” abortion operation

To provide accurate lab test results, a clinic’s reagents need to be tested each day with both Rh+ and Rh- blood.

Rh- blood is relatively rare, with less than 15% of the population in the U.S. being Rh-. Instead of buying known Rh- blood, Capital Care was drawing up blood from their repeat customers who were Rh- and keeping the blood for the next two weeks in the refrigerator to use each day.

A typical patient would have a finger stick to perform the test.  These “repeat” patients had an entire tube taken.

A staff member told inspectors that “many of the facility’s patients underwent frequent surgical procedures at the facility.” There is so much wrong here, one scarcely knows where to begin.

One thing is certain: Capital Care was counting on these Rh- women to show up repeatedly to supply them with blood.

However, there was no doctor’s order for any of these women to have a tube to be drawn instead of just a finger stick, “nor was there documentation the patient was made aware of the blood sample’s intended use.”

In other words: Capital Care was stealing women’s blood.

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Abortion protesters disrupt Obama rally: “This Moral Wrong Should Never Be A Constitutional Right.”

CINCINNATI, Ohio — At least two protesters were removed from a rally for President Barack Obama  here Sunday after they interrupted his speech by shouting from the bleachers.

A few moments into Obama’s address at the University of Cincinnati basketball arena, a man seated in the upper rafters stood up and began shouting down the president about abortion. He held up a sign upside down that read “This Moral Wrong Should Never Be A Constitutional Right” and continued yelling, but the crowd of 13,500 drowned him out with a chant of “Four more years!” The incident forced the president to stop his speech and the man continued shouting until five police offers hauled him out of the arena. When Obama began speaking again, another man on the other side of the arena tried to shout him down again, but was quickly escorted out.

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Weird Planned Parenthood Cop-On-Cop Assault (text and video)

A peaceful protest of a Planned Parenthood event in Columbus, Ohio, erupted in violence when an off-duty city police officer hired by the abortion group attacked a colleague who arrived on the scene at the request of pro-lifers, forcing civilians to call 9-1-1 for help.

The pro-life group Created Equal had sent 15 to 20 people to peacefully picket on the sidewalk in front of the Shadowbox Theater in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 19.

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Ohio: “Heartbeat Bill” would ban abortions on any fetus once heartbeat detected.

Ohio is the battleground in the latest fight to restrict abortions. The state legislature has considered a measure known as the heartbeat bill that would ban abortions on any fetus once a heartbeat is detected.

“Once the heartbeat is detected the baby is protected,” said Janet Folger, president of pro-life group Faith2Action. “Pretty simple. If you can hear that baby’s heartbeat, then that child will be protected by law.”

Heartbeats can be detected as early as 18 days after conception, and by six weeks in most cases.

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