The 8 Biggest Gun Rights Champions In Congress-John Boozman


Senator John Boozman is the senior United States Senator for Arkansas and previously served the 3rd congressional district of Arkansas. Boozman founded a private optometry clinic after graduating from the Southern College of Optometry. He was elected to the House in 2002 where he focused on bettering lives for Veterans. He was elected to the Senate in 2010. The following year, Boozman voted to table an amendment that prohibited the usage of the Patriot Act to access firearm records of law-abiding citizens. From there he continued to vote, author and sponsor legislation in line with gun rights advocacy. Boozman has stated that “attempts to undermine your Second Amendment rights come from every angle, including efforts to strip you of your legal rights to carry.”

Boozman voted no on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. He voted yes on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers and yes on prohibiting suing gun makers and sellers for gun misuse. The NRA rated Boozman A on gun rights policies. The Senator also signed HR197 and S845 regarding national cross state standards for carrying concealed weapons. He also signed HRES1365 commending the NRA for developing the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program and teaching over twenty million children lifesaving messages. Boozman co-sponsored the Veterans’ Heritage Firearms Act which allows veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. He also co-sponsored banning gun registration and trigger lock law in DC and sponsored the Concealed Reciprocity Act which was a bill to apply concealed permit to all states. Boozman also signed the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act which is a bill to clarify the conditions which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.

Boozman was also one of 50 Senators to sign the letter to Obama opposing the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty. In 2016 he made a statement alongside his challenger on Obama’s’intention toward gun control through executive action. He stated that “President Obama has tried time and again to strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights and each time, Congress has stood up for the Constitution.” He goes on to say that what the President calls “’common sense’ steps to reduce gun violence will do little to curb violent crime and certainly would not have prevented a single one of the tragic mass shootings our nation has recently endured.”

The 7 Most Pro Abortion Republicans In Congress-Representative Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania


Charles Wieder “Charlie” Dent has been serving Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District since 2005. He received his bachelor’s degree in international Politics and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Before being elected to congress, Dent was a member of state legislature for 14 years. Critics have argued that Dent is not a moderate Republican when it comes to social issues, but that he has issues with the timing of bills rather than the content. In 2013, Dent argued that the Republican Party looked ridiculous wasting time on an abortion ban when voters were concerned with job growth and wages. He often votes in line with his pro-life party, but is still considered moderate by the standards of the Republican congressional party.

Dent tends to be a stickler for wording and timing. In 2015 the legislation sought to ban most abortions after 20 weeks pregnancy. Charlie Dent pushed back and instead called on a vote to ban federal funds for abortions stating that it was something more appropriate for the chamber to be considering. Although he is considered a moderate, he said he found the exemptions in the post 20 week abortion ban too narrow. Dent was concerned with the minutiae the bill put forth on rape and reporting a rape and also incest for minors vs. legal adults. He has been cited stating that the Republican Party should avoid contentious social issues and he may be on to something. It can add to the constant diversion of economic issues the GOP seems to face and is always aiming to tackle.

Even if Dent would like to shy away from social issues in Congress, he has voted in line with moderate Republican views. Dent was part of the leadership of Senates efforts to make assault on gays a hate crime. He also voted yes on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines and yes on allowing embryonic stem cell research. Dent also voted yes on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions.

Yulia Tymoshenko – ‘Go To The Kitchen’


It would appear that sexism is still alive and well in Central Europe. According to The Guardian UK, Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovych declared that his female opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko, should “go to the kitchen.”

Prior to her political career, Yulia Tymoshenko was a controversial but successful businesswoman in the gas industry. By some estimates, she was considered one of the richest people in Ukraine. She was the first female elected as prime minister of Ukraine and served intermittently in 2005, 2007 and 2010. She co-led the Orange Revolution and is the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland” political party. The party has 19 seats in parliament and has Tymoshenko as its parliamentary faction leader. In 2005 she was placed on the Forbes magazine’s list of the most powerful women, placing at number 3.

She entered politics in 1996 when she was elected into the Ukrainian parliament. She was re-elected in 1998 and started becoming a strong and influential voice in parliament. From 1999-2001 she was the Deputy Prime Minister for fuel and energy. In 2001 she was arrested and charged with forging customs documents and smuggling gas in 1997. Her supporters rallied together and the charges were later found to be groundless. Tymoshenko fought off charges for years to come from the Russian government but she always assumed her place among the political leaders as a passionate, revolutionist leader.

After her 2010 election, a number of criminal cases were brought against her. The following year she was convicted of embezzlement and abuse of power. Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison and was ordered to pay $188 million to the state. The prosecution and conviction were viewed by many countries as being politically based. The European Union, the United States and organization like the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International repeatedly called for her release. She was eventually released in 2014 after the Ukrainian Revolution also known as the Euromaiden Revolution. The revolution led to the restructuring of Ukrainian criminal code that decriminalized the actions which she was imprisoned for. The Ukrainian Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights closed the case and found that no crime was committed.

Ruby Dhalla – Sexism From Her Colleagues, The Media And The Public


The International Business Times once asked Ruby Dhalla is she ever faced any sexism from her colleagues, the media or the public?

Ever the politicians, Dhalla gave a diplomatic answer: “Whenever you’re breaking new ground, there are always challenges, struggles and sacrifices… There is a certain perception as to what politicians should look like, and since I didn’t fit that description everyone had their own opinions. However, everyone that told me it couldn’t be done actually inspired me to work harder to prove them wrong.”

Ruby Dhalla was only 10 years old when she voiced her opinions to political leaders. Living in India, she wrote a letter pleading to the prime minister for peace and justice after soldiers took military action at Punjab’s Golden Temple. Indira Ghandi replied to the letter and even referred to it at a press conference and invited Dhalla to visit India. Months later, Prime Minister Ghandi was assassinated. Ruby Dhalla was academically gifted and was a successful student. She continued following her passion for politics throughout her education. She moved to Canada in 1995 and got her doctorate in 1999.

In 2004 Dhalla was the first woman from India elected into the Canadian government. She was also the first woman from India to get elected in the world into a government outside of India. Dhalla was appointed to the Standing Committee of Health and became an articulate and strong voice for minorities and women including a vote in favor of same sex marriage in 2005. She was re-elected the following year and shortly after was reassigned to Social Development. She faced a difficult election in 2008, but was able to win the re-election and continued to raise issues regarding minorities, women and youth while also promoting trade between Canada and emerging economies.

In 2009 she was appointed as the Liberal critic for Youth and Multiculturalism. A few months later, she stepped down from the position amid allegations of illegally hiring and mistreating two individuals to take care of her mother. She asked for an ethics investigation to be opened in order to clear her name. Articles started appearing in the newspapers stating that her supporters were few and that many held her to be a self-promoting and high maintenance while not wanting to participate in the mundane duties of parliament. There were no charges filed.

7 Foods For Longevity-Avocado


Avocados are extremely nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. There are many different kinds of avocados and the shape and color can vary. They can weigh anywhere from 8 ounces to 3 pounds. What they all have in common is the good stuff contained in the meat part of the fruit.

The most abundant nutrients in one 100 grams serving of avocado includes Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Folate, Potassium, and smaller amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3. That is a lot of good stuff in only 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats.

Avocados are one of the fattiest foods in existence at a whopping 77%. Contrary to what people think, this is a good thing. The fat that avocados contain is mostly oleic acid. Oleic acid has been linked to reduce inflammation and have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer. In studies, avocado consumers were found to be much healthier than people who didn’t eat the fruit. Due to the healthiness of the avocados these consumers had a lower BMI, less belly fat, and more HDL, the “good” cholesterol.

Avocados not only give nutrients from direct consumption but also can help you absorb nutrients from plant foods. Humans need to be able to absorb nutrients in order to get all the benefits from them. Some of these nutrients as “fat soluble” which means they need to be combined with fat in order to be used by the body. It has been shown that adding avocado to your diet, like in a healthy salad, can increase the antioxidants absorption rate by 15%. So eating the avocado is a double edge sword in getting the good nutrients into our bodies and a high rate.