Trump Cabinet Clown Show Demonstrates Accelerating Mental Disintegration

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by Richard Cameron   Periodically, we at National Compass, take an inventory of the random, nonsensical, juvenile, puerile ramblings of Donald Trump. We do it periodically, because even though Trump spouts off daily and sometimes hourly – it is not possible to publish updates that frequently with all of the other issues to deal with that arise from Trump’s radioactive presidency. Beyond that, the intervals between these examinations makes them somewhat a barometer of Trump’s mental health state. Given the fact, however, that Trump’s mental state was acutely troubled before…

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The Healing Effects Of Laughter And The Science Behind It – Endorphins

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by J. Lee The healing effects of laughter have been near and dear to my heart for a long time now. In my college psychology class I wrote about it. In my speech class I spoke about it. I am happy to say I got a letter grade of ‘A’ in both classes. Years later after my graduation a wonderful movie came out about laughter called ‘Patch Adams‘. The lead role was played by comedian Robin Williams. It was about a doctor who had difficulty in medical school, because he…

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Therapy Animals Bring Comfort, Reduce Stress, Companionship And Relieve Depression

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by J. Lee   It has been proven how therapy animals provide many wonderful benefits and hope to those in need of comfort. Visitations could be at a hospital, convalescent home, in home or in an educational setting. Just seeing a pet brings joy. Therapy animals primarily include dogs, cats, standard or miniature horses, llamas, pigs, rabbits and birds. Pet owners understand the emotional and physical benefits of sharing their lives with animals. According to Woman’s Day they “decrease depression, stress and anxiety; health-wise, it can lower your blood pressure, improve your…

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Republicans Use Tactics They Once Condemned To Pass Trumpcare – Carrots & Sticks

By Dani Graham With the narrowest of margins, the House of Representatives passed the Republican’s healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), aka Trumpcare. Needing 216 “yays” the bill passed 217-213 with 20 Republicans voting against it. For years Republicans complained about how Obamacare was “rammed” through without knowing what was in it and without a single Republican vote. While campaigning Republicans condemned Democrats for the underhanded tactics they used to pass their healthcare bill. This went a long way in securing major Republican victories in the last three elections.…

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House Freedom Caucus Approves GOP Healthcare Bill

by Dani Graham The House Freedom Caucus, the conservative arm of the House of Representatives, released a statement on Wednesday confirming their support for the GOP healthcare bill as long as it contains an amendment brokered by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), the House Freedom Caucus Chairman. “Over the past couple of months, House conservatives have worked tirelessly to improve the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to make it better for the American people. Due to improvements to the AHCA and the addition of Rep. Tom MacArthur’s…

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