September 2013

ACA is not Medicare or Social Security

On his show on RT Thom keeps comparing Obama Care to Medicare and Social Security.

The Affordable Care Act explained

this youtube video simplifies what the ACA does

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZkk6ueZt-U&feature=player_embedded

GOP revives the liberum veto

I recently started reading James A. Michener's Poland from my paperback collection. In the chapter portraying the events of the mid-1600's, Michener describes the dysfunction of the government created by the liberum veto. The liberum veto was used by the parliamentary body called the Sejm in the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth. Any of the members of the Sejm could stop any legislative effort by simply shouting "Nie pozwalam" (Polish for "I do not allow!").

Poll: "Government Shutdown Blame Would Fall On Republicans"

The Poll:

46% Blame GOP, 36% Blame Obama, 13% Blame Both. Looking at these three groups, wouldn't it be interesting to compare how well informed each of these groups are. Wouldn't that be important information that Professional Journalists could have reported that would inform the reader even further? What are the possible reasons that the Journalists would avoid reporting those findings? Would it be a "hot potato?" Why?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein seeks to legalize NSA domestic spying...

The Snowden revelations have barely sunk in, yet Democratic Senator Feinstein seeks to make those revelations moot with her bill to LEGALIZE NSA spying on domestic communication....

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/us/politics/senators-push-to-preserve-...

The Republican Govt. Shut Down Arrest them for violation of their oath of office.

Thom,

Republican Govt. Shut Down - I am no Constitutional attorney, but consider this action. Members of Congress, The President and the US Supreme Court Justices take an oath " to protect and defend the Constitution and the United States [ the people] against ALL enemies foreign and domestic." The 80+ Tea Party Republicans have stated on camera and with the CR bill their INTENT is shut down the United States Government. Is this not a terrorist act, an impeachable offense, a violation of their oath?

Oh, What A Tangled Web…..

By Jerry

Costs at TN Uranium Processing Facility climb from advertised $600 million to $11 billion.

Energy Special Intersts running amuck really isn't news in America but here it is from POGO:

Dear Friend,

If you find yourself in a hole that you can’t get out of, the first thing you should do is stop digging. Sounds like common sense, right? Well, it probably won’t surprise you that the federal government is digging a huge hole with its plans to construct a Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Here's what Republicans and billionaires really mean when they talk about 'freedom'

Thom plus logo America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We'd be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.