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 2 years 37 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 2 years 37 weeks ago
#2

What is the link for SB 810?

mathboy's picture
mathboy 2 years 37 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 2 years 37 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.

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