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May 2012

Healthcare costs to rise 7.5 percent in 2013.

The cost of healthcare services is expected to rise 7.5 percent in 2013, more than three times the projected rates for inflation and economic growth, according to an industry research report released on Thursday.

World Bank stumps for Corporate Agriculture by demanding Zambia drop price supports for small farmers.

The World Bank is condemning Zambia’s price setting practices for corn as a way to subsidize local small agriculture because the practice “…limited private sector investments in the agriculture sector," And without catering to large agricultural Oligarchs the World Banks maintains that Zambia won’t be able to achieve a “reduction in rural poverty and

Milwaukee Archdiocese paid pedophile priests to leave the ministry.

Nuf said.

from the president

Disenfranchising voters

I do not understand why Eric Holder has allowed states to disenfranchise registered voters. This is an obivious violation of a civil right granted by the Constitution to ALL Americans who have attained the age of 18 and beyond. It is outlandish that our Attorney General sits on his hands and does nothing about these irreprehensible laws these states have passed to block a sizable segment of the population from voting. Since Robert Kennedy held the post of Attorney General, it seems we have had a succeeding line of lackluster and ineffective AGs ever since. Obama shou

No More Stock Option Handouts

It is ridiculous that CEOs can make $10Million/Yr and have most of it delivered as a stock option, or something similar, which will be taxed at 15%!

We need to ask our Congressmen/women to push for 70% taxation on any stock options over $250,000/Yr.

This will knock down these crazy gifts of stock that come in the millions of dollars. They are nothing more than wages to begin with and should be taxed at a much higher figure. I don't know why some of them even get millions when the Corporation doesn't do well.

Obama's health care aid to small firms disappoints: only 4% of eligible firms found it worthwhile.

Many small businesses struggle to afford health insurance for their workers, but a a new tax credit meant to help them seems to be turning into a disappointment.

Just Sayin'

Just saw you on Ed's Show, and you asked why Republicans, so fond of letting things like GM go bankrupt, had a problem with cities doing the same. No, it appears that they have to appoint their cronies to positions of limitless power. You forget, Thom, that Republicans are the party of First Principles. And the very first principle is: "It's okay when we do it."

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The last book of the New Testament is called The Revelation. Early part of it tells that there were letters written to seven churches.

Those Churches were referred to by their town names: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.

LEED buildings and congress

LEED has nothing to do with health and everything to do with energy efficiency and resource conservation. Talk to anyone from the multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) community and you will know that LEED buildings, no matter at what lever, can be very toxic. There exists no health standard for the building industry. No wonder the energy providers have pushed their shills in congress to reject LEED building standards for government buildings...they would lower the need for energy.

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