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ObamaCare: It´s all about control
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, by Robert E. Moffit

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 10/12/2013 6:11:16 AM

On health care, the president´s pile of broken promises keeps getting higher. Consider this gem from Aug. 20, 2009: “Let´s be clear about the fact that nobody has proposed anything close to a government takeover of health care.” Well, yes, somebody did. President Obama is now well on his way to orchestrating the federal government´s takeover of Americans´ health care. Commandeering the resources of major federal departments, particularly the Department of Health and Human Services and the IRS, the administration and its allies in Congress have created numerous federal bureaus, commissions and programs and have issued thousands of pages of rules, regulations,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 10/12/2013 6:38:54 AM     (No. 9561832)

Better to say: "Obama is all about control," and to base out actions on eliminating it and him.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/12/2013 6:43:04 AM     (No. 9561834)

Our health care system in this country is on the verge of being destroyed by a few men and women in Washington DC who will be exempt from the law they passed in the dead of night in a purely partisan vote. This is all about control. You don´t like the care, then we need more money via taxes. It will be enslavement to a faceless, nameless, bureaucrat via the medical coding system. No physician or patient input needed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/12/2013 7:03:42 AM     (No. 9561851)

Could you please tell us something we don´t know. That is what the almost 1 million people marched on Washington were saying. But of course the media ignored us.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/12/2013 7:06:01 AM     (No. 9561853)

The punk in the white house has done what he promised, "Fundamentally changed America."

He and the far left dems have set the U.S. on a course to be a socialist country.

Just like all of the failed socialist countries in Europe that are now underwater with their cradle to grave entitlements and trying to dig themselves out from under.

Barry and the dems think that they´re smarter and will do it right.

It has ever been thus, every other country that´s drowning in socialized debt thought they were smarter too.

Strap in and enjoy the decline....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/12/2013 7:07:18 AM     (No. 9561854)

I am not a hardhead, and actually lost major respect for Ted Cruz with his "no end in sight- defund Obamacare" crusade (which would NEVER pass the Senate or Obama) because it took eyes off 2014 and the elections we need to win to get rid of the Bill. But also, looking now at Ryan´s proposals, etc., can see nothing for the Republicans beyond giving in: we certainly can´t trust Obama to negotiate on anything AFTERWARD! And, as I understand it, that poll that has everyone in the Beltway in terror was heavily weighted with Democrats AND Civil servants. It flies in the face of ALL the other recent polls in that it says Republicans are being blamed for the shut down. If we come out of this empty handed, our base will be furious! I hope we don´t get all the stay at homes we got with Romney, which cost us the election and again gave us Obama!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gone2pot, 10/12/2013 7:13:08 AM     (No. 9561859)

Well, what I´m really looking forward to is after the GOP does its standard fall down, roll over and soil itself move of courage, the Weekly Standard crowd will tell us, like they did with the Roberts decision how utterly brilliant the Republicans were in their giving Obama absolutely EVERYTHING he demands. I´m just so tickled with the GOP´s never ending rush to be "cave-o-licious." I wonder how I know that will happen.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: reilly, 10/12/2013 7:22:17 AM     (No. 9561873)


Not signing up and paying the fine looks better every day. Make a deal with your doc with cash, and pay the premium to yourself. Enroll after you get sick.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/12/2013 7:46:06 AM     (No. 9561894)

The radical left sure learned from their mistakes from the 1960s and 1970s when it went around spouting off their mouths,blew up buildings and people to advance its agenda. All dialed in now with a stealth approach - who and where are they? Yes, Soros is one, but where is the real radical machine hiding? And now Obie is their puppet to gain control of you and me by the health care takeover. Certainly, Moffit´s piece is not a revelation to most of us on L.com, but heart breaking to think that no one Washington has stood up to Obie´s thuggery. No one has stood up to Obie´s propaganda machine. This is reminiscent of Stalinist Russia except everything is spoken and written in English now. I hope it is not the Stockholm syndrome.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dst4life, 10/12/2013 8:10:20 AM     (No. 9561932)

From what I have been reading--persons having high premiums and high deductibles--hospitals are going to go bust from a lack if reimbursement.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 10/12/2013 8:26:12 AM     (No. 9561950)

They can only lead us around by the nose if we give them our consent. This is one law that has gone way over the top and calls for civil disobedience. Don´t sign up. Ever.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 10/12/2013 8:36:04 AM     (No. 9561965)

Read the next post, "A Plague of Demons."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tonyl, 10/12/2013 8:38:53 AM     (No. 9561970)

The dems are the "BORG". Indeed it´s all about controlling people. There was never a healthcare problem to begin with. The problem was skyrocketing premiums. Now it´s going to be less healthcare and even higher premiums. If the government really wanted to help lower premiums it could have simply allowed more insurance companies to offer health insurance and giving the who offered the best deal a huge tax break or some other profit incentive. Health insurance is confusing enough for the private sector, we don´t need the government making it worse. After all social security worked out so well for us. I never met anyone excited about retiring on that.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/12/2013 8:41:05 AM     (No. 9561972)

Ahh don´t sign up? The fine increases every year you don´t join, and correct me if I am wrong, but in addition to the fine, the FEDS will remove 1.8% of your income right from your account the first year, 2.3% the second year and on and on. The IRS has the power.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: starbaby, 10/12/2013 9:02:21 AM     (No. 9562005)

We still have power we just don´t use it. There must be an uprising like none before. I admit I don´t know exactly how to start the fire but I´m working on it. I am sure of one thing I will not meekly submit.

Just the money spent so far would be enough to insure the uninsured for years. So we know that was never the plan. #2 is right, our health care system is about to be destroyed and us right along with it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/12/2013 9:04:55 AM     (No. 9562010)

The difference between what Republicans see acceptable and what Democrats hath wrought is almost immaterial. "Repeal Obamacare" is boob bait - the GOP has no intention of repealing, but will "save the best parts." There are a lot of conservatives who are half pregnant on this issue because people demand cheap or free medical services, and we already have Medicare and Medicaid...so what´s a little expansion? So, maybe the individual mandate isn´t popular, but we can raise funds opposing that.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chatham, 10/12/2013 9:15:06 AM     (No. 9562023)

And this fraud is a Graduate? of Columbia and Harvard. If this is their best efforts, God Help The United States of America.???

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Analyn, 10/12/2013 9:16:10 AM     (No. 9562026)

Obamacare = One more enslavement program disguised as an entitlement.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/12/2013 9:16:51 AM     (No. 9562028)

A refresher:

An AMA pamphlet warned in 1945 “Would socialized medicine lead to socialization of other phases of life? Lenin thought so. He declared socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state.”

More from the AMA: "Now, back in 1927, an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism, the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program…

One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project…Now, the American people, if you put it to them about socialized medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it."

Still true today.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Namma, 10/12/2013 9:21:57 AM     (No. 9562037)

Women are given the "choice" of aborting their unborn because of "womens health issues"....under obamadontcare..Why is my choice of insurance or obamadontcare taken away from me. Why cant people have a choice here...pay for your own health insurance and medical care...or join obamadontcare.
control....

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 10/12/2013 9:25:35 AM     (No. 9562042)

The ACA will not allow the practice of medicine to benefit Americans. It simply won´t work in a free country. But Obama asserts that it will, at any cost.

The Soviet Union didn´t benefit its citizens, either. But it survived for over seven decades. At the point of the gun. That is what the Bolshevik plans.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: rochow, 10/12/2013 10:02:20 AM     (No. 9562101)

That´s why I call it Zerocare! Since when has that empty Narcissist ever given a rat´s other than himself??! Everything this clown touches is garbage, other than his low info voters of course!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 10/12/2013 10:02:23 AM     (No. 9562102)

Re this article and the subject of our health: At some point I will want to ´sue´ President Obama for all the involuntary anger, frustration and worry I have suffered since he´s been our dear leader (ruler) - and especially now. It´s probably going to take at least five years off my longevity, so he owes me big time.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 10/12/2013 10:03:11 AM     (No. 9562103)

I clicked the ´Like´ on #2, not because I like the statement, but because I agree with poster´s analysis. This is criminal to the point of needing to roll out the tumbrils...many, many, tumbrils.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bluehouse, 10/12/2013 10:13:49 AM     (No. 9562114)

I have lost major respect for politicians (like McConnell) and pundits (like Krauthammer) who criticize leaders like Cruz and Levin. We were waiting for the 2012 election to fix the ACA, and now these same "sensible" folks tell us to wait for 2014. Like Donald Rumsfeld said, "As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They´re not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time."

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Arby, 10/12/2013 10:29:02 AM     (No. 9562138)

It´s always about control and it´s always about the fact that they believe they´re smarter than everyone else. They know what´s good for us. If we don´t believe that, they turn to coercion. And the whole process is oiled by lies and obfuscation.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Verdantheart, 10/12/2013 10:31:55 AM     (No. 9562140)

No.14, to light the fire, how about starting a movement immediately for two constitutional amendments:
1. Restore true checks and balances by reigning in the judiciary; and
2. Get rid of the current taxation system in favor of one where every resident of the USA pays for the cost of government.
Others?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/12/2013 10:41:57 AM     (No. 9562155)

This is a Communist take over of America, get a clue!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/12/2013 10:43:49 AM     (No. 9562164)

It´s straight communist agitation to put fear into the hearts of Americans. Chaos is part of the plan. Chaos creates more fear. Communist medicine, IRS police state
government control of the minds and bodies of all who submit, is the communist weapon
of obama and his marxist totalitarians.
The weapon is propaganda from a monopoly of communists like Sawyer, Pelley, Williams,
Leninerman, Whoopi, Walters, all the people who play actor on "news" TV, find nothing wrong with comunist tyranny. Propaganda and
bad, unconstitutional law, equals control.
And Hollywood communists like Clooney and Hanks, put the finishing touches on it trying to make slavery look acceptable.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/12/2013 10:53:06 AM     (No. 9562179)

Lets fact it, right now the liberal Democrats are the dominant political movement in American politics. What they want will eventually become reality. While the wimpy Republicans may stall they usually eventually cave and the liberal Democrats get their way.

The liberal Democrats rule anytime it comes to social policy changes, and that will only get worse with the demographic changes that are going to overtake America in the years ahead.

If the Republicans cave on immigration reform, and it looks like that will happen, upwards of 20 million illegal aliens will be legalized and will be placed on a liberal Democrat designed special path to citizenship program, chaperoned at taxpayer´s expense by the very liberal ethnic and immigrant rights groups that are politically allied to the liberal Democrats, ending up with the vast majority becoming new socialist oriented Democrat voters.

Because of the family reunification provisions that the Democrats have already inserted in the immigration laws, all those millions of legalized aliens will be able to bring their foreign born close relatives here in numbers that could easily amount to another 20 million or so Democrat voters in the years ahead.

With that many new Democrat voters, the liberal Democrats will easily be able to flip enough key states to the Democrat column to ensure that the Republicans never again have a chance to win future national elections and remain a distinct political minority. That´s one of the elementary ways that the liberal Democrats plan to transform America.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 10/12/2013 11:20:29 AM     (No. 9562210)

Just another step closer to full communism via Obama and the democrats.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/12/2013 11:41:02 AM     (No. 9562242)

Does any Republican politician ever stop to realize just how firm a stance the dims always take on just about any subject? They, the dims, simply say NO and stay right there. Any and all "negoagions" that take place are simply the pubies caveing in to what the dims want. Just like dingy Harry tell them that they will NEVER accept ANYTHING that defunds the ACA. Period. And every single dim in both houses stand firm on this.

I wonder how John Roberts is able to sleep at night.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: NotaBene, 10/12/2013 12:15:57 PM     (No. 9562293)

Shame on the medical profession on Obamacare. Complete silence from individual doctors and the American Medical Association. Already in California nurses and midwives can perform curettages. Our Death Panels will be composed of Physician Assistants and Social Workers supervised by the IRS and NSA.

Thank you Doctors!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: artlover, 10/12/2013 12:28:38 PM     (No. 9562305)

Nothing can be done. Boerner and other members of the Republican party are trying, but they are up against a professional socialist who learned all the ways to do this in the Chicago Mafia. There is no going back. Jesse Jackson was their teacher. He showed them how to talk to the people and make the people think he was their best fried when all the time, he had his hand in their pocket with their money. He would tell them that if they did not do what he said, their company would fail and he saw to it that it did. That´s what Obama is doing.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Shucky, 10/12/2013 7:09:50 PM     (No. 9562669)

Not just control, but deliberate, malicious, partisan abuse by a government class out to maintain a stranglehold grip on power, even without a de facto single party state.

Too many of the other side are on board with this diabolical plan, and too many of their supposed rivals are too cowardly to put up a fight. Our rights are vanishing to thin air.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/12/2013 7:10:27 PM     (No. 9562670)

Vote Democrat or wait months for an appointment with a second-rate physician in a distant village.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/12/2013 7:14:46 PM     (No. 9562675)

It can´t happen here?
It has happened here.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Watlines, 10/12/2013 7:54:16 PM     (No. 9562711)

Complaining solves nothing.

Become knowledgeable.

Write letters to your Congress people. Call them.

Write letters to newspaper editors.

Tell friends what you´ve found wrong with Obamacare.

We can all do something, even little things, that can add up.

Drips becomes puddles ...become ponds ... become lakes ... become oceans.

If we the people don´t stop these socialists who will?

Our founders, as written in the Constitution, expected this of us.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: rsgonner, 10/12/2013 9:27:41 PM     (No. 9562774)

The problem is that to dems, THIS fight, whatever it is, is THE fight. The establishment RINO thinks the NEXT fight is THE fight. It is delusional to think the dems would have gone for "delay" instead of "defund". The republicans already lost 2014 this week by calling Cruz, Lee and their base traitors.

The proof: could you ever imagine Pelosi stopping to push for dropping the DOMA under Bush? The demsNEVER are ashamed of their base.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bmw50, 10/12/2013 10:21:11 PM     (No. 9562806)

With Obamacare, the government will have control of you healthcare, your finances, all your bank accounts and your way of life.

This is so far removed from the land of the free, it is not even funny, it is socialism on the verge of becoming communism.

And the majority of people accepted it willfully by putting this tyrant into office. Let me make it clear, President Obama is evil, his administration is evil and pretty much all the Democrats are evil. They are drunk with power and the people have become their political pawns.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: laurahome, 10/13/2013 12:18:02 AM     (No. 9562876)

To #4 and others: we need to try to remember that he isn´t trying to "do it right" - it´s just bald-faced manipulation. Too many people don´t WANT to believe that this kind of thing really is happening, so they attempt to cover up the obvious by pretending it really isn´t happening. "It´s not as bad as those wacky right-wingers say it is. They´re just being political, that´s all." Well, welcome to the real world, folks.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Elvira, 10/13/2013 1:11:14 AM     (No. 9562897)

Remember, remember the 5th of November. They´ve been infiltrated before. It won´t happen again. Remember Breitbart!!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: pickle1, 10/13/2013 9:56:58 AM     (No. 9563212)

It´s never been about healthcare. There is no healthcare in Obamacare.

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WASHINGTON -- Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to act on an overhaul, executive action by Obama is increasingly the activists´ only hope. "There is tremendous anger among core constituencies of the president

India´s Supreme Court creates official
third sex for eunuchs and transgenders
Telegraph (U.K.), by Dean Nelson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 5:08:23 PM     Post Reply
India´s Supreme Court has created an official third sex for its transgender eunuchs and announced they will have a quota of government jobs and college places to help them overcome discrimination. The decision was met with jubilation by transgender charities who said it was a milestone in their fight against marginalisation in Indian society. "We are elated and thankful to the court," said Kalki Subramanium, a leading transgender rights activist. "The decision has come after a century of suppression and marginalisation by the legal and social systems. "This verdict is certainly landmark and a new beginning. The biggest challenge is the social recognition.



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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