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Republicans on the Dole

Where I live in rural Colorado forest fire is a big concern. My 5 acres have been cut by me with a concern for forest fire mitiagation. Then comes a deal in my area where the Government will pay 50% of the costs for forest fire mitigation on peoples property who qualify. This is an area with lots of 5 to 35 acres. The vast majority of the residents are Republicans who held meetings and sent in applications for this 50%. The Government is estimating $1000 to $2000 per acre to clear and thin the forests on the land. Recently they were notified that they qualified.

Zenzoe, Alice, and others

Sue, Louise, and anyone else, I found in our bookcase -Other-Thoughts on-Being-A Woman Nora+Ephron+i+feel+bad+about+my+neck and started reading it on the bus that I take a couple times a week. I like it, even though it implies a women's specific text. It's short musings in her inimitable style with a quip at the finish of each piece.

Military Police At Los Angeles Schools

The headline is incredulous by itself.

L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

Los Angeles Follows Corporate Lead

The city of Los Angeles is following the corporate lead in bypassing the legal system and due process. Corporations have pushed arbitration on employees and customers. Look at what Los Angeles is going to do.

Fox's Bombshell

On the September 16 edition of his Fox News show, host Bill O'Reilly invited Attkisson to discuss her "troubling accusations against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton" from "a disgruntled former State Department official."After Attkisson confirmed that her source had not witnessed such actions himself

Private Matters

/the-ed-show/watch/nfl-gets-hit-with-fierce-public-scrutiny discussions

has some comments re:NFL. Private matters don't exist in an entertainment industrial complex [EIC?]. They have an effect on culture and affect culture and society, which includes private.

Beating a 4 year old is abuse, and the doctor that reported it knows better than Charles-we all do it in the south- Barkley.

Should Hillary Have Been The Democratic Candidate in 08? She Won More Votes

We all know that Obama was the victor in the 08 Democratic primaries... but that was in the delegate count. Hillary Clinton actually received more votes than Obama.

Obama Clinton

Popular vote 17,584,692 17,857,501

Getting Out...

If you’ve been thinking about it best make your move now. Who knows what other barriers the U.S. will put in place in an effort to block your freedom of choice – a choice that ought to be free – free, that is, without restriction and without having to pay a bogus “administrative” fee.[quote]

Wall Street should love Obama

Is it disingenuous for corporate America to be so critical of Obama being 'antibusiness' given the following facts?

How come nobody talks about the 'Obama bull market'?

"t was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time.

White People relationships with black people

Tom I really enjoy the show I do have a question though

13 days ago on Aug, 27, you said that 75 % of white people have no relationship with any black people. I think this is complete inaccuarte. Can you clarify?

Also, if a white person is born in area where there are very few or no black people, does this make them at fault for not knowing any black people?

I think these comments tend to push people apart. We need to have people come together and not focus so on differences.

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GOP Blocks Equal Pay...again.

Just in time for election season, Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap. For the third time since 2012, Republicans refused to allow debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, and reminded women that the GOP doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work.

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