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Don midwest
orlbucfan

I learned to read at a very young age from books and WaPo. Back then WaPo had one of the best reps in the country for genuine clear and balanced news. Not anymore. It has deteriorated 180 degrees from the publication I recall from my childhood. I certainly wouldn’t let my kid learn on it now!

Don midwest
jcitybone

Hopefully, he likes his power position

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/anthony-kennedy-supreme-court-monday/index.html

As the Supreme Court unleashed a flurry of orders and opinions on Monday and allowed parts of the travel ban to go into effect it left one major question unresolved.

Is Anthony Kennedy preparing to retire?

Liberals hope Kennedy — who votes with them on many hot button social issues — will stay on.

Conservatives want the 80-year-old centrist to step down and give President Donald Trump a chance to reshape the court in a more conservative mold.

“Justice Kennedy is the most powerful jurist in the world,” said law professor Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School. “The longer he stays on the court the greater the chance he can shape the legal doctrine for years to come.”

But Kennedy didn’t say anything in public Monday, and the court’s actions might provide good reasons for him to stay.

polarbear4

Please stay, Justice Kennedy. I often don’t agree with you, but your country needs you.

polarbear4

Go, Chokwe!

polarbear4

It’s Official: Any Future Gas Attacks In Syria Are Definite False Flags

The United States has a well-documented history of using false flags, lies and propaganda to manufacture support for evil acts of military aggression. From the false flag in the Gulf of Tonkin to justify the Vietnam War, to the false “babies out of incubators” Nayirah testimony used to justify the Gulf War, to the lies about weapons of mass destruction and the media propaganda campaign which married the unrelated concepts of Saddam Hussein and 9/11 so successfully in the minds of the public that six months after the invasion of Iraq 70 percent of them thought Saddam was personally responsible for the September 11 attacks, to the lies which magically transformed America’s military involvement in Libya from a “humanitarian” effort into a deliberate regime change intervention, you can count on the US power establishment to lie and deceive at every turn to manufacture support for its military power grabs.

Democracy Now interview with Wesley Clark on this Caitlin page, in case you want a review of the PNAC plan.

jcitybone

One poll is very different from the other two. That poll was from the same pollster that omitted Bernie from its poll of the popularity of 2020 possible Dem Presidential candidates

http://www.businessinsider.com/gop-healthcare-bill-voters-disapprove-poll-2017-6

Between 12% and 38% of voters approve of the Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, according to recent national polls.

A USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll, conducted between June 24-27, found that 12% of voters support the bill, while 45% disapprove of it. And 53% of those surveyed said Congress should either leave the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, untouched, or make changes to it while keeping its framework intact.

A Morning Consult/Politico poll, conducted from June 22-24, found that 38% of voters approve and 45% disapprove of the Obamacare-replacement legislation. And twice as many voters — 30% — “strongly” disapprove of the bill than “strongly” approve of it.

An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll,conducted between June 21-25, found that just 17% of voters support the GOP bill, while 55% said they disapprove and 25% said they did not know enough about the proposal to formulate an opinion.

jcitybone

This poll agrees with two of the polls above

https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2470

Despite its new name and some tweaks, American voters disapprove 58 – 16 percent of the Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

If a U.S. Senator or member of Congress votes for the Republican plan, 46 percent of voters are less likely to support their reelection, with 17 percent more likely and 33 percent who say the health care vote won’t matter in their decision.

American voters oppose 71 – 24 percent, including 53 – 39 percent among Republicans, decreasing federal funding for Medicaid.

Voters also oppose 61 – 35 percent cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

Opposition to cutting Planned Parenthood funding jumps to 80 – 15 percent, including 67 – 25 percent among Republicans, when it is explained that federal funding for Planned Parenthood is used only for non-abortion health services such as breast cancer screenings.

American voters support 60 – 33 percent “an expansion of Medicare that would make it available to any American who wants it, also known as universal health care.” Republicans oppose this idea 57 – 33 percent, while every other listed group supports it by wide margins.

Voters disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling health care 63 – 29 percent.

humphrey

Remember the wall to wall coverage of Aleppo recently?

Here is a brief example.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/08/white-helmets-in-east-aleppo-plead-for-help-as-regime-advances

The Syrian White Helmets rescue group has urged international organisations to protect its volunteers in rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo, warning that they face torture and execution.

The rescue group said it believed it had less than 48 hours before the Syrian army, backed by Iranian militia, reached the districts in which it has been operating.

“If we are not evacuated, our volunteers face torture and execution in the regime’s detention centres,” the group said. “We have good reason to fear for our lives.”

Now today we have this happening. Coverage is lacking.

I guess it matters what side the MSM is cheerleading for.

humphrey

This is certainly worth a read!

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/28/a-million-a-minute-worlds-plastic-bottle-binge-as-dangerous-as-climate-change

Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments.

A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change.

New figures obtained by the Guardian reveal the surge in usage of plastic bottles, more than half a trillion of which will be sold annually by the end of the decade.

The demand, equivalent to about 20,000 bottles being bought every second, is driven by an apparently insatiable desire for bottled water and the spread of a western, urbanised “on the go” culture to China and the Asia Pacific region.

More than 480bn plastic drinking bottles were sold in 2016 across the world, up from about 300bn a decade ago. If placed end to end, they would extend more than halfway to the sun. By 2021 this will increase to 583.3bn, according to the most up-to-date estimates from Euromonitor International’s global packaging trends report.

Most plastic bottles used for soft drinks and water are made from polyethylene terephthalate (Pet), which is highly recyclable. But as their use soars across the globe, efforts to collect and recycle the bottles to keep them from polluting the oceans, are failing to keep up.

The imagines alone in the article should be eye awakening.

humphrey

This video is spot on!

harrybothered

Another competitor for Paul Ryan’s seat emerges in WI – Cathy Myers.
Janesville School Board member Cathy Myers announces candidacy for Paul Ryan’s seat

Since there have been questions raised about Randy Bryce – who I’m still on the fence about personally – another option can’t hurt. I have looked at his webpage (ironstache.com) and there are definitely things there I do not agree with, but he definitely seems to have the needs of labor in mind.

jcitybone

https://www.yahoo.com/news/can-democratic-wonder-woman-mai-khanh-tran-unseat-one-powerful-house-republicans-2018-090026542.html

The first patient Tran saw the morning after the election was a child with a brain tumor. The girl’s mother, a local nail salon worker, couldn’t get health insurance for her children until Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Realizing that her coverage might change under Republican rule — that “this was going to affect her daughter’s life soon” — the two women cried together in Tran’s examination room.

A few months later, the mother called Tran. The House had just passed the American Health Care Act — the GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill — and she was, according to Tran, “petrified.”

That’s when Tran decided to run for Congress.

“It was the speed of that vote, the secret way it was done, that just pushed me,” Tran told Yahoo News, noting that she had spent the previous three months appearing on local Vietnamese-language TV to explain what was at stake. “I thought, ‘We can do all the prep work, all the work to inform the public, but when it comes down to it, their voice just isn’t there where it matters. On the floor. In the caucuses. All of the meetings.’ It just made me so angry. And I said, ‘You know what? We need to have people who really understand health care in Washington. We need to be in the game.’”

As the Republican Senate struggles to pass its own version of a bill to repeal Obamacare, health care is shaping up to be the central issue in 2018.

In part, that’s because 217 GOP House members — including all four Orange County Republicans — voted for the AHCA, a deeply unpopular measure that even President Trump has called “mean.” Democrats plan to spend millions of dollars between now and next November reminding voters of this fact.

The so-called resistance to Trump — and, more specifically, the resistance to his party’s Obamacare repeal push — has inspired newcomers like Tran, many of whom are also doctors or scientists or women, to get off the sidelines and run for office themselves.

The result is a rookie class of grassroots candidates rallying around a potent message. The question is whether fresh faces and passionate resistance will be enough to flip the 24 seats Democrats need to regain control of the House.

orlbucfan

Dumbocrats need to spend millions of $$ on ISSUES, defining them and where each candidate stands on them. No more identity ‘worse than he/she/it’ BS!!

polarbear4

Amazon’s Echo Hears Everything You Say, And Police Want To Listen

And a completely different factoid, just so people that love Thomas Frank don’t have a heart attack: He is not the Thomas Frank that CNN fired (1 of 3 people) for running a false story about a Trump associate being under investigation. You can go to Frank’s FB page.

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