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(C) "An Indiana judge on Monday sentenced a 33-year-old woman, Purvi Patel, to 20 years in prison on charges of feticide and neglect of a dependent.

Patel is the first woman in Indiana to be convicted under the state’s feticide law. Activists say the case highlights the way that prosecutors across the U.S. are increasingly using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalize women for terminating a pregnancy or allegedly harming an unborn child."
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Read more here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/3/30/woman-who-says-she-miscarried-gets-20-years-in-prison.html

and here: http://www.thenation.com/blog/202937/indiana-just-sentenced-woman-convicted-feticide-twenty-years-prison# 
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#UmbrellaGate  is a reminder just how desperate right wingers are to justify their hatred of Obama.

Like every other faux-controversy they've concocted, it turns out to be bullshit, then they bank on people forgetting about it as they move onto the next unsubstantiated accusation.

That is morally bankrupt and factually dishonest. Never trust a CON!
 
In response to the desperate accusations from Republicans
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My favorite is Obama's muslim prayer rug







Bought by Jackie Kennedy. 
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The Big Lie The Media Tells About Indiana’s New ‘Religious Freedom’ Law
The Indiana law differs substantially from the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed by President Clinton in 1993, and all other state RFRAs. Every other Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to disputes between a person or entity and a government. Indiana’s is the only law that explicitly applies to disputes between private citizens.
http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/03/30/3640374/big-lie-media-tells-indianas-new-religious-freedom-law/

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PolitiFact.com also verifies the differences between Indiana's RFRA and Illinois' version.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/29/mike-pence/did-barack-obama-vote-religious-freedom-restoratio/ 
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Jon Stewart to Huckabee: Religion is far more of a choice than homosexuality. When did you decide not to be gay?
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I will sure miss Jon Steward.
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Until Fox "News" fires BilloReilly, they cannot be considered by ANYONE to be a news channel

#oReally #NoReilly #BilloReillyMisremembers #LittleKnownBilloFacts

Boycott the liars +Bill O'Reilly +Fox News 
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+Jon Traylor in that case, boycott the advertisers who pay for that junk. Are there companies labeling their products with "We don't advertise on Fox News channel"? Otherwise you pay for it by consuming the usual stuff.
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If the big banks weren’t unpopular already..., 

According to a well-reported recent Reuters article, “Big Wall Street banks are so upset with U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest.”

“Symbolic protest”? “Heavy-handed threat” is more like it. That sentence suggests that they’re seeking not only to punish Warren and her allies, but all Senate Democrats – presumably until they reduce or eliminate her influence within the party.

For so-called “masters of the universe,” Wall Street executives sure seem touchy about criticism. It seems they don’t like being painted as the bad guys.

But if they don’t like being criticized, why do so many of them keep behaving like B-movie villains? That’s exactly what executives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America looked after an article appeared last week detailing their coordinated attempt to intimidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other Democrats who want to fix the mess on Wall Street.

They’ve cheated customers and defrauded investors. Now they want to use our legalized system of campaign-cash corruption to protect themselves from the very government which rescued them.

Shakedown Street
The Reuters article named four banks in last week’s not-so-subtle shakedown attempt: Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America. Each of these banks has been deeply implicated in a variety of massive, well-documented, multibillion-dollar frauds. Bankers at each institution were able to settle their fraud cases with shareholder cash – without facing jail time. And each bank took billions in government bailout money.

Readers may well wonder whether these banks are even permitted to band together for the purpose of blackmailing a political party. They are – campaign cash is “speech,” remember? But then, bankers collude with one another even when it’s not legal. 

And why wouldn’t bankers engage in unlawful conspiracy and fraud? It’s not like any of them have gone to prison for it.

The rise of the Democrats’ “Warren wing” is a serious threat to the financial industry’s interests. It has enjoyed considerable influence over the party under Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and the Warren wing poses a very real threat to that influence.

http://ourfuture.org/20150330/big-bank-bad-guys-bully-warren-dems-and-blow-it?utm_source=progressive_breakfast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pbreak

If I were Hillary Clinton, I'd seriously consider washing my hands of these corrupt bankers, break them up and shut them down.

#JPMorganChase   #BankOfAmerica   #CitiGroup   #GoldmanSachs   #ShutDownBigBanks  
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I so wish their influence to be nullified
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Obama Gashes Republicans For Trying to Give 4,000 Millionaires A $4 Million Tax Cut
Because, you know, massive tax cuts for the rich have worked so well in the past! The only thing that ever trickles back down is a golden shower.
 
Obama Gashes Republicans For Trying to Give 4,000 Millionaires A $4 Million Tax Cut

The reason the budget process is always a bad time for Republicans is because it is the one moment where the true GOP agenda gets exposed. Republicans want to cut taxes for the super wealthy while passing the bill on to the non-rich. The Republican budget isn’t just bad economics. It’s morally wrong. Since 2011, President Obama and his fellow Democrats have repeatedly stung Republicans on their agenda to shift all wealth upwards to the top.
President Obama exposed the Republican agenda by calling out the morally repugnant GOP budget plan to give 4,000 of the wealthiest Americans a $4 million tax cut while passing the bill on to every other citizen.
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I'm not feeling any of the warm yellow trickle down from the last wave of Republican cuts either...
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I love this quote by Richard Dawkins

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+Bert Knabe Please do. Taken from my blog article (http://astrorhysy.blogspot.cz/2015/01/the-unthinking-atheist.html) if you're interested.

To be clear, I do think it's absolutely possible to lack belief, and this probably does describe most atheists pretty well. I just think it's also possible have a belief against something as well as in something, and this anti-belief fits Dawkins much better,
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Seriously, read this.

By the time I was halfway through, I had forgotten why I was even reading it, and was just engrossed in the history of it.
How often have I heard or seen this phrase, "I want my country back," used over the years since I was born in 1956, in Raleigh, North Carolina? I can't give you a precise number, but I can tell ...
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Great read that echoes my own experience in Indiana . I was raised and taught that whites were superior and God mean't it to be that way . I heard hatred spoken thru out the community by teachers , leaders , police and others . I was told it was not right for races to mix . Blacks lived and shopped in a different community . I did not like this and rebelled early . Many whites punished me for being friendly to black people and their culture . I learned to play jazz piano and was shamed and humiliated for not playing white music .  I got good enough that I played piano in an all black church . These were not the good old days . Those who want them to return miss their domination over others .
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Here are nine things Americans can learn from the rest of the world.

1. Universal Healthcare Is Great for Free Enterprise and Great for Small Businesses

The modern-day Republican Party would have us believe that those who promote universal healthcare are anti-free enterprise or hostile to small businesses. But truth be told, universal healthcare is great for entrepreneurs, small businesses and the self-employed in France, Germany and other developed countries where healthcare is considered a right. The U.S.’ troubled healthcare system has a long history of punishing entrepreneurs with sky-high premiums when they start their own businesses. Prior to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, a.k.a. Obamacare, many small business owners couldn’t even obtain individual health insurance plans if they had a preexisting condition such as heart disease or diabetes—and even with the ACA’s reforms, the high cost of health insurance is still daunting to small business owners. But many Americans fail to realize that healthcare reform is not only a humanitarian issue, it is also vitally important to small businesses and the self-employed.  

In 2009, the Center for Economic and Policy Research published a study on small businesses around the world and found that “by every measure of small-business employment, the United States has among the world’s smallest small-business sectors.” People in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Belgium and other European countries are more likely to be self-employed—and the study concluded that universal healthcare is a key factor. According to CEPR’s study, “High healthcare costs discourage small business formation since start-ups in other countries can tap into government-funded healthcare systems.”
Americans' lack of worldliness clouds their views on everything from economics to sex to religion.
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And since when does the genpop of the usa care about things like "facts"? Might as well be screaming in the desert..
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The Dark Side indeed!
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Quit Squirming! You're oppressing our Religious Freedom! #BoycottIndiana  
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Religions will always be a source of wrong debate because they are based on wrong beliefs. #BoycottReligions
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We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

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7 of the Biggest Reasons America Is Screwed
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Why the wealthy and the right always prevail.

Fox News Anchor Debunks Fox’s Own Propaganda About Indiana Religious Fre...
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Indiana's religious freedom law has inspired so much backlash and outrage that Fox News anchor Bret Baier debunked his own network's propaga

Comedy Central Taps South African Comedian Trevor Noah To Replace Jon St...
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Trevor Noah, a 31-year old South African comedian, will replace Jon Stewart as the host for The Daily Show.

Are We Heading Towards a New Global Financial Crisis?
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Next to nothing has been done about countries that can’t repay their debts or how to stop them getting into trouble.

TSA Agrees to Stop Singling Out Black Women With Natural Hair for Securi...
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Agents will enroll in new anti-discrimination training courses.

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The law puts the state in an awkward position with those who profess to smoke pot as a religious sacrament.

Parsing Ronald Reagan’s Words for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s
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Researchers find subtle indications of dementia in transcripts of the former president’s news conferences.

World Population Clock: 7 Billion People (2015) - Worldometers
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How many people are there in the world? World population has reached 7 billion. World population live counter with data sheets, graphs, maps

Obama’s New Popularity Could Force Congressional Democrats to Admit to K...
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After months of denying ever being in the same room as the President, some Democrats are tentatively rethinking that position.

Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’
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After only three appearances on the Comedy Central show, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa will step up as its new host.

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American soldiers and military contractors in the Latin American country benefited from immunity clauses that gave them a get out of jail fr

What It's Like to Be a Liberal Guest on Right-Wing Radio
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Many hosts only invite you to their shows so you can be their liberal punching bag.

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Every time a Republican sneaks an unrelated rider into a law, it's a guarantee that someone will get screwed.

Great niche shop to get all sorts of things from Scandinavian countries. My dad *loved* the Lutefisk t-shirt I gave him for x-mas.
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Whenever I'm cruising around this part of the county, I always try to stop into the Outpost for cold one. Loved the chicken and appetizers too.
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I spent the better part of 15 years living on the road traveling from project to project, and would always go explore the nightlife where ever I went. The Swizzle Inn is one of the best neighborhood bars in the country, and I make a point to go here anytime I'm visiting Phoenix. You can sit down next to anyone and have a great conversation. It really feels like home. The bar is hidden away on the back corner of a tiny shopping strip behind Starbucks. Parking can be a huge problem, but it's worth it. The owners are regulars in the bar and bring in free munchies in the afternoon/early evening regularly. The Swizzle is tropical themed, but dimly lit, and has a pool table, dart board, and C-shaped bar. Very decked out for holidays like christmas, halloween, and St. Patrick's Day. Open to people of all persuasions.
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While I've never had food here, this place is a really fun bar on Thurs-Sat. nights. There is a very mixed crowd from all walks of life, from pool/dart players, dancers (wonderful DJ by the way), dark siders, alternative crowd, sports fans, racing enthusiasts, bikers, the LGBT community, freedom lovers, etc. This is the best closing bar in The Lakes Area.
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reviewed 11 months ago
This is an excellent headquarters for Minnesota's version of the Democratic Party (Democratic-Farmer-labor). Someone took time out from their busy day to give me the full tour of the building, and all of the spaces they had available are state of the art. So nice to see a well organized center-left party in Minnesota. This is the nerve center for the campaign to move the state forward.
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