One thing we know for sure, reducing gun violence is no priority of gun advocates. They don't care!!!
If you prove to them it would virtually eliminate gun violence they'd still reject it. I think it has something to do with intellect and the mature brain.
They want their toys. Live with it.....or die.
If ending gun violence mattered as much as profits we'd do like Japan.
Hunter and Leaf both have it just about right. We ask for it every day. We let Bush, Cheney and Rummy privatize the war and little did we know they were privatizing NSA et al.
Our government is lost to the corporations. I think Obama is a decent man but without the people in the streets backing him up he can do little more than creep around trying to finesse us out of the corruption that grips us. We all know it too.
I have no doubt Snowden was in a position with access to our private information and he is for sale.
He is not stupid, even as a high school drop-out. He is of the "Libertarian" bent. That last alone should stir the angst of the skeptic.
His story, for sure, is being exploited by Fox and Talk radio and of course the rest of the media, in mob mode, is running to join the rally.
The focus of this should be that our national security was privatized. Booze Allen Hamilton is the cyber version of Black Water, another no bid black hole for American tax dollars and the expected careless drive for profit and let the devil take the hindmost. How big of a hind end are we going to become before it is over is yet to be determined.
We should all know there will continue to be an excrement blizzard about the ACA, in spite of the facts. The Foxaphiles will still believe and say white is black, even as the rest of the world knows different. Their faith based belief system extends beyond their spirituality.
“after the passage of Romney’s reforms, the rate of per capita health-care spending growth slowed in Massachusetts both in absolute terms and relative to the national average.
Massachusetts went from having a health-care spending growth rate well above the national average to one just a little bit above. Situating Massachusetts in the context of the rest of New England makes the change in spending rates even starker: prior to Romney’s reforms, Massachusetts personal health-care spending grew faster than the New England average most years. After his reforms, it grew slower than the New England average (often having one of the lowest rates of health-care spending growth in the region). Texas is doing a worse job at taming the rate of health-care spending growth than Massachusetts “
It would be funny if it were happening to some other nation, but this is happening to us.
That is some better news from conservative. I ask for it and he delivered. It is really a slight reprieve by chance though and I'm grateful for what we can get.
We are going to need some luck to preserve a future for humanity with any semblance of what we now enjoy.
I view it as a positive that even a fossil fuel shill like conservative is capable of imbibing current events. It is about education. I didn't come to acceptance at first blush.
The complete article is not so rosy however and can be seen here:
Anyone get the feeling "Good Christian Folks" must be thinking about purging these Tea Party hypocrites or dissociating themselves from it? They lie and connive openly and embarrass the name of Christianity. This Tea Party ilk behaves more like Muslims (old testament) than gentle King James Christians.
Even though I drive a hybrid, cycle a lot and have improved the efficiency of my home I still am not carbon neutral.
There is little more I can do personally with the way our energy grid is dominated by "centralize electricity" and our world oriented for convenience and shipping of products via big box stores and mass marketing we are in a trap.
That is not to say I am doing nothing to mitigate co2 production. I am personally working on getting my community to acquire (my money too) a Photo Voltaic system for all our facility usage (395kw), less 10% for net metering, to replace our electricity from a gas fired electric plant.
There is so much more we could do with cooperation from Republicans and it would be a net positive for jobs as well as the ecosystem. Even the big energy companies could get on board and make huge profits, but they won't as long as they have a party to defend them in a government system that requires compromise to change.
I admit, as a human living in the post industrial age America I am contributing to [Global Warming].
All I have to say to ignorant slugs like you is you better get busy asking that imaginary white super man in the sky to forgive the mess you're making. The reality is you're a pig in paradise.
Your children will suffer (if they survive at all) for your willful ignorance.
I just love these phony claims of tyranny directed at the American government when the Democrats gain majority. Tyranny is as it has been, since our nation's beginnings, the spawn of Corporations. The lobbying of Parliament in the 1700's for subsidies for the East India Company shifted some of the cost of tea smuggled into England and the Colonies was the impetus for the start of the War of Independence.
Cost shifting-get it? They taxed the working class colonies so a wealthy trading corporation could make more profit (25% subsidy duty refund). It was added to the imports to America.
We are getting the same now from Republicans. They want to go back to cost shifting medical costs by repealing the ACA. They fight to protect oil and coal industry subsidies, while ending those for alternative energy, not ending them all of course.
These Republicans have taken on the roll of the Monarch and the working class is in the roll of the Colonists. We should be the ones caching arms and ammo.
The corporations and the Republicans are the tyrants.
Big oil, and the energy corporations like FP&L, Duke Energy and TVA are the enemy.
They are using their vast finances (from tax favoritism) to extract legislation preventing solutions. Solutions interfere with their profit stream and they value that over America and its people. Worse, they will kill any effort to set us on the right course as sure as they'd shoot it in the head.
Not only are the industry's corrupt practices in cahoots with the GOP costing us major dollars of our earnings, they are costing us our health and last and largest, they are costing us our future. It seems America is the worst culprit of all because we have the most wealth at risk if we do the right thing and weaken the fossil fuel industry to its bare essential contribution.
Is it surprising the third world or developing countries are eating our lunch at producing new energy usage, like solar (China and India)? Hong Kong just begun using a fleet of all electric sedans for taxis that go 190 miles on a charge (a five seater). The Volt goes 40, is a four seater and lugs around a charging engine. China is heavily subsidizing it while the fossil fuel lobby and so-called Conservatives are driving propaganda about Solyndra while protecting subsidies for their dirty death.
They are killers.