Friday, April 17, 2015

Addicting Info – ‘Largest Land Deal In Michigan History’ Is 9,000 Acres Entirely Stolen From Native Americans (VIDEO)

Addicting Info – ‘Largest Land Deal In Michigan History’ Is 9,000 Acres Entirely Stolen From Native Americans (VIDEO)

The Detroit Free Press is calling it the “largest single public land deal in Michigan history,” but unfortunately, hardly anyone may be taking notice. Native Americans in the Mitten State are about to be robbed of some 9,000 acres of treaty land in the Upper Peninsula by a Canadian company who intends to use it to develop a limestone mine, and the Michigan state government is providing the getaway car.
  :It's how Republicans honor America's word.

The double-standard of making the poor prove they’re worthy of government benefits - The Washington Post

The double-standard of making the poor prove they’re worthy of government benefits - The Washington Post

The second issue with these laws is a moral one: We rarely make similar demands of other recipients of government aid. We don't drug-test farmers who receive agriculture subsidies (lest they think about plowing while high!). We don't require Pell Grant recipients to prove that they're pursuing a degree that will get them a real job one day (sorry, no poetry!). We don't require wealthy families who cash in on the home mortgage interest deduction to prove that they don't use their homes as brothels (because surely someone out there does this). The strings that we attach to government aid are attached uniquely for the poor.
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bsumpter3
12:27 AM CDT [Edited]
These laws are just republican bs hatchet jobs to demonize the poor, so no one notices the all the corporations making $billions in profits and paying no tax, thanks to republican tax laws.

Einstein: The Negro Question (1946) | On Being

Einstein: The Negro Question (1946) | On BeingMany a sincere person will answer: "Our attitude towards Negroes is the result of unfavorable experiences which we have had by living side by side with Negroes in this country. They are not our equals in intelligence, sense of responsibility, reliability."

I am firmly convinced that whoever believes this suffers from a fatal misconception. Your ancestors dragged these black people from their homes by force; and in the white man's quest for wealth and an easy life they have been ruthlessly suppressed and exploited, degraded into slavery. The modern prejudice against Negroes is the result of the desire to maintain this unworthy condition.

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Wage Myth Busted


Some myth bustin' from my good friend Angie Aker today.

Posted by Brandon Weber on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Shaun Micheal Meeds Some jobs are only worth 10.00 some even less. Don't screw up and you will have a good job... Like · Reply · 6 hrs Smy Lee Jarvis Many years ago, I saved a company millions of dollars during a lawsuit. It was stipulated that I was to get 7% of whatever I saved them in my hiring contract. It took the better part of a year and many 60 to 80 hour weeks, but I accomplished far more than what they ever expected. My position was "phased out" in a round of down-sizing before I could collect that end of year bonus, which is the only way they could have gotten around paying out what I had earned. Merit, effort, and loyalty does not mean a damn thing in present day America. So no, it's not about just 'not screwing up'. Also, by simple mathematics, most jobs of present day, matching the historical rise in worker productivity, should actually compensate more than $20 an hour. It's just the top heavy compensation that has abnormally depressed those rates. Like · 2 hrs

Jon Stewart destroys ‘disingenuous’ Dick Cheney: It was you that propped Iran up at our expense

Jon Stewart destroys ‘disingenuous’ Dick Cheney: It was you that propped Iran up at our expense

But using Cheney’s own logic, Stewart demonstrated that Cheney was “the greater threat to America,” showing footage of the former vice president complaining to colleagues at Halliburton in 1998 that the US had become “sanctions-happy” and cut Halliburton and other weapons companies out of potential business opportunities in Iran.
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quakerinabasement • 2 hours ago
Chuck Todd? Are you listening? Stewart does *fake* news. You're supposed to do the real thing!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Exceptional NCO forced out for his manageable illness

Exceptional NCO forced out for his manageable illness

The Army has stiff-armed Sabata's appeals to stay in service. Though backed by peers and supervisors, Sabata alleges his leadership has done next-to-nothing to help him. And the NCO, whose doctor says "lives and breathes Army values," believes his beloved service has failed him. Facing impending separation, he saw only one remaining recourse: share his story.
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Outrageous and completely unacceptable.

Posted by Daily Kos on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Texas Senator John Cornyn is playing politics with human trafficking survivors - he refuses to take out an amendment that would block them from accessing abortion care.

Posted by NARAL Pro-Choice America on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

'Don't Look Now' But Congress Just Passed An Important Bill | ThinkProgress

'Don't Look Now' But Congress Just Passed An Important Bill | ThinkProgress

The new legislation isn’t perfect. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), repealing the old SGR formula and forgoing the caps on Medicare doctors’ pay will add an estimated $141 billion to the U.S. debt over the next decade, which has been a sticking point for some Republicans. And there are some questions about how value-based payments will work in practice, because Congress hasn’t yet ironed out the specifics.
But health workers are celebrating the end of short-term fixes, saying that it will bring “stability” to the professionals working in long-term care. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), the senior Democrat serving on the Finance Committee, said the new bill will finally allow lawmakers to “stop patching this leaky boat.”
Not everybody supported the doc fix. Presidential hopefuls Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) voted against the bill on Tuesday night. Cruz, who once spent more than 21 hours filibustering funding for the Affordable Care Act, says the legislation “institutionalizes and expands ObamaCare policies.”
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Cory Starke · Top Commenter · Lawrence, Kansas
Their actions make it very hard to know if they are just playing to their ignorant bases with a list of carefully chosen words; ACA, Obamacare, Common Sense, Free Market, Family Values, Liberty, God, Christian Nation, 2nd Amendment, Unconstitutional, etc.. or if they really are that stupid. It is hard to find a Republican that doesn't frequently toss out a word salad containing those words only to rile up the hate and ignorance of the right-leaning masses.   ...

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