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Sperm donations from dead men should be allowed, study says — January 21, 2020

Sperm donations from dead men should be allowed, study says

Sperm donations taken from men after they have died should be allowed, a study says.

The analysis, which is published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, claims that opt-in post-death donations could be a “morally permissible” way of increasing the stocks available.

In 2017 in the UK, 2,345 babies were born after a sperm donation.

However, there is a growing shortage of donations around the country because of strict regulations.

Sperm can be collected after death either through electrical stimulation of the prostate gland or surgery, and can then be frozen.

Evidence suggests that sperm harvested from men who have died can still result in viable pregnancies and healthy children, even when retrieved up to 48 hours after death has occurred.

Cartoon by Brainhall’19 — December 28, 2019
Tampa Bay Times e-newspaper Article — December 26, 2019
Dennis Muilenburg Boeing’s CEO has resigned. — December 24, 2019

Dennis Muilenburg Boeing’s CEO has resigned.

Boeing CEO Dennis 20170607_124546Muilenburg, who initially blamed pilot error as the cause of the 737 Max crashes, has resigned. The two crashes, one off the coast of  Indonesia and the other in Ethiopia killed 346 people.

Investigators said the pilots were unable to regain control in both crashes, after a faulty sensor caused the plane’s new automated MCAS flight-control system to push the nose of the plane down.

A change in leadership was needed to restore confidence in the company, as it works to repair relationships with regulators all over the world.

In December, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration expressed concern that Boeing was pushing for an unrealistically quick return of the grounded Max. 

Last week, the crisis inside the company deepened when Boeing announced
it will suspend production of the Max 737 in January.

And in another setback for Boeing their new Starliner space capsule went off course when it did not reach the orbit of the International Space Station in an unmanned test flight.

Boeing said Muilenburg will depart immediately and the board’s current chairman, David Calhoun, will take over as CEO on Jan. 13. The company declined to make Calhoun or other executives available for comment.


Remembering Pan Am 103 — December 22, 2019
Only in Trump’s “Keep America Great?” — December 21, 2019

Only in Trump’s “Keep America Great?”

Nicole Marie Poole Franklin,42 , charged with attempted murder of a Mexican young woman.
Clive, Iowa

December 9, 2019

Only in America?  Does this happen in Germany too?

Nicole Marie Poole Franklin,42, was charged with attempted murder after she admitted to Clive, Iowa Police Chief Mike Venema, that she intentionally steered her SUV onto a sidewalk on Dec. 9, 2019, just to run over a young woman because she believed the teenager was Mexican.

Is this the face of a Donald Trump supporter for President 2020? And, if she’s convicted of attempted murder in Iowa, will he also offer her a pardon?

The teenager, suffered a concussion and severe bruising in the attack.  She is expected to make a full recovery.

The unfortunate child was walking to school to watch a basketball game.

The alleged attempted killer, fled the scene.

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Trump impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — December 19, 2019

Trump impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

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Donald Trump is now the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.

The big picture: The legislative ending seems clear — he’s headed for acquittal in the Senate as early as next month and won’t be removed from office. But this seals his place in history.

  • Trump could still win re-election next November and serve a second term. He’s the first impeached president in U.S. history who is both eligible to run for re-election and already guaranteed his party’s nomination.

Trump is being impeached for withholding aid to Ukraine to pressure its president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to announce an investigation into Joe Biden — the former vice president and Trump’s potential election rival — and Biden’s son, Hunter.

Details: The first of two articles of impeachment — abuse of power — was approved easily, 230-197. The second article, charging Trump with obstruction of Congress, was approved 229-198.


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