Daily Topics - Monday January 30th, 2012

Daily Topics - Monday January 30th, 2012

Hour One: Occupy DC faces standoff with police - Ben Zucker and Eric Lotke, Occupy DC / Plus, 400 arrests at Occupy Oakland - Susie Cagle, The Guardian

Hour Two: Freddie Mac bets against American homeowners / Plus, California single payer bill (SB 810) needs your help!

Hour Three: Is it better for kids to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18? Nick Gillespie, Reason Magazine www.reason.com

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mathboy's picture
mathboy 3 years 16 weeks ago
#1

Oxycanthously ugly. Wow, there's only appearance of this on the Internet: http://www.coe.uga.edu/~smago/Vocabulary_Games/Strategy.htm.

"oxycanthous - oks'e-kan'thas (having very sharp thorns or spines). I got many scratches walking across the field due to the abundance of oxycanthous plants"

rladlof's picture
rladlof 3 years 16 weeks ago
#2

What is the link for SB 810?

mathboy's picture
mathboy 3 years 16 weeks ago
#3

Correct, Thom. Colorado does not have universal health insurance. Otherwise I would have seen somebody about my elbow, which is still healing after 6 weeks. I am unaware of any state-level program like Medicare or Medicaid here.

LadyProgressive's picture
LadyProgressive 3 years 16 weeks ago
#4

There are a couple of links. One is http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0801-0850/sb_810_bill_20120126_status.html. If you Google SB 810 you will discover other links. Senator Leno also has his own link: http://sd03.senate.ca.gov/category/tags/sb-810.

Can we make California the last oil spill?

A state of emergency has been declared in California after crews realized that the Rufugio Beach oil spill was five times worse than original estimates. This week, the Plains All American Pipeline ruptured and dumped crude oil over a four-mile stretch of pristine California coastline.

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