The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Proud to share this blog post from my like-minded friend Lucie – she sees the hypocrisy in this that most of us do. While the hunt of this lion is not something that I support, it pales in comparison to what has been transpiring with Planned Parenthood and the selling of baby parts for profit. Is a Lamborghini really worth it? For anyone with an even semi-functioning moral compass, I would hope the answer is no. Happy Reading!

Life Lines by Lucie

Everyone knows this song recorded by The Tokens. The lion in my article is Cecil, a 13 year-old Zimbabwe lion. According to officials, Dr. Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, allegedly paid $50,000 to facilitate a lion hunt. Palmer was told permits were secured and the hunt was legit. Whatever the story, Palmer, with the aid of 2 Zimbabweans, tracked and killed the lion.

The outrage against Dr. Palmer is rabid and viral. The death threats are so intense Dr. Palmer has gone into hiding. His home and dental practice are besieged by protestors dressed as dentist hunters who toss stuffed lions at the buildings. PETA wasted no time calling for Dr. Palmer’s death by hanging. Tributes to the fallen lion include celebrities calling Palmer a ‘poor excuse for a human being’1. Jimmy Kimmel, on his ABC talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, choked up while speaking about it…

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Current Events, MSM, People of Interest

Liberty Mutual and Planned Parenthood: Is There a Connection?

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Since the public release of the damning undercover videos of Planned Parenthood (PP)  staffers and administrators discussing the harvesting of organs as part of their abortion process many Americans have taken a sincere interest in where PP gets their funding.

Many Americans feel that the federal government should not fund agencies like this, the left feel it is a vital part of their “woman’s right to choose” mantra.  Yet, even the most ardent of left-wingers are hesitant to jump into the cesspool that is growing in PP’s backyard.   They are beginning to sense that PP’s marketing and public relations teams have done an admirable job of keeping their reality out of the eye of the general public … until now.

Many news sources have been sharing lists of companies who support Planned Parenthood.  My family and I have been with Liberty Mutual for over 15 years and have enjoyed a great relationship with the staff in our local office and those we have dealt with at regional and corporate offices the few times that we have had to make claims.   I have always been quick to recommend them to people looking for  good insurance company because we have had such a positive experience for so long.

When I saw that Liberty Mutual was on the list of those giving to PP, I did what I often do, I do my own research and make sure that the information that has been shared with me is correct.

Yesterday, I tweeted Liberty Mutual my question and below you have their response:

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About an hour ago I got a call from a representative from Liberty Mutual’s corporate headquarters in Boston to follow up on my Twitter query.  I must admit that I was impressed that they responded in less than 24 hours.

The woman, named Kristine, explained the following to me.  While LM doesn’t directly fund PP through corporate grants and the like, PP *is* one of the 7500 non-profits that LM employees can donate to via payroll deductions.  Additionally, LM matches employee donations to the tune of 50 cents to the dollar.

I then asked how a non-profit is put on this list of 7500 non-profits.  She said that if an employee has a non-profit that they want to support and is not on the list, they can submit the non-profit for consideration to be added to the list.  As long as the non-profit is a 501c3 in good standing, they will add it to the list for employees to donate to, and for the company to match, again, 50 cents to the dollar.

I explained my objections to my money being indirectly put in the hands of PP and she was very open to my comments and thoughts.  I asked that she consider passing my thoughts up the chain to the decision makers in the hopes that they may reconsider including PP on their list of charities/non-profits.

If they do not publicly share the removal of PP from their list of non-profits, we plan on changing insurance companies.  Why?  Because we are at a point in our lives where we need to make sure our money is being used for things that we support and in all honesty, the more Americans who make this decision, the sooner we can orchestrate change in the right direction.