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Good Example Of The Oxymoron-'Military Intelligence'

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/map-shows-why-f-35-145300144.html

"This Map Shows Why The F-35 Has Turned Into A Trillion-Dollar Fiasco"

EU visas

With Irish lineage you can get an EU visa, or UK or Irish. Check out your names

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/top-100-irish-last-names-explained2-139628643-237431291.html

Hillary Clinton?

Ok, maybe I'm not on board here:

[Hilliary Clinton] argued that the "failure" of the Obama administration to arm Syrian rebel forces led to the rise of the Islamic State.

So there you have it. She was for 'arming' the rebels in Syria. And where else? And what other military action?

Hawaii Senate

1600 votes are the span for the Democratic nominee. The guy is leading but the lady is close Hanabusa is her name and I am rooting for her. 1)there should be more women in both houses 2) a trvial point, an immigrant from Poland was a musician and craftsman, was also very patriotic toward his new homeland. John So was enamored enough to change his name, a little. He added USA to his last name and John Philip Sousa even invented the Sousaphone. Anyhow I doubt Hanabusa altered her name but Hanab might be an island name.

Reagan

From '81 to '89:

National debt: 1B to 2.9 Tr

Military spend: 190B to 340B

FICA: 6.65 to 7.51

Top tx rate: 70 to 29 (plus a set amt)

Cap gains tx: 15.9 to 22.9?

Unemployment : 7.6 to 5.3

GDP: 3211 to 5658

Inflation: 10.3 to 4.8

Is any of that disputable?

Would Obama be So Unpopular Today if He Had Governed as a TRUE Liberal and Not a GOP-lite NeoLib?

I don't think so.

There's no question that Obama's persistent penchant to compromise with and adopt horrible GOP ideas is the main source of his general unpopularity today.

For example, we can trace much of his unpopularity to the unpopularity of the ACA, a horrible GOP alternative to single-payer.

Should Illegal Immigrants Get Better Healthcare Than Citizen Prisoners?

Compare these 2 stories.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/13/insurer-linked-group-now-pushing-obama...

"Insurer-Linked Group Now Pushing Obamacare For Illegal Immigrants"

http://www.healthycal.org/archives/12048

Poor health care moving from prison to jails

More Koch Bros. Shenanigans

As the beacon of democracy grows dimmer........

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/koch-brothers-local-elections_n...

How The Koch Brothers Are Organizing Against Your Local Zoo, Transit And School Board

$15.00/Hour YEAH!

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/08/mcdonalds-replacing-cashiers-with-machines/

Mickey Dee's prices might not go up as a result of a $15 minimum wage after all - they might actually drop.

Occupied America, U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy @TPM
A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.

Asking "[w]ho really rules?" researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power.

Cannabis-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy

Cannabis-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy

On top of its vast medicinal benefits and a “high” that’s safer and mellower than alcohol, what if cannabis could also power a cheap, sustainable super battery and forever change the energy game? It sounds like a far-fetched dream cooked up by Cheech and Chong after a bong rip or three, but it’s possible, according to a team of researchers at the University of Alberta.

DEA Buys Amtrak Passenger Lists

I'm not sure what is most disturbing about this news. The DEA getting confidential passenger info without a warrant? The DEA paying for something they could get for free? An Amtrak employee acting as a paid informant? Amtrak getting a cut of money seized as a result of this information?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dea-unnecessarily-paid-854460-for-amtrak-pas...

Rich Hill

A new Documentary covers poverty, rural poverty, the kind of poverty RFK tackled and subsequently reduced from 25% to 12%.

/august-7--2014---tracy-droz-tragos Stewart interview

You Tube Trailer

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rich_hill/ Read the comments for perspective.

Amazon has it for streaming view

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First Columbia took on their drug lords, now they're taking on their billionaires...why can't we?

America’s billionaires are driving this nation’s poverty epidemic. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

As we speak, working-class Americans are getting screwed over by policies that favor the wealthy elite, and leave everyone else in the dust. As a result, more and more Americans are living in poverty.

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