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I do not how much of this is true, but -
For those who haven't heard yet:
While you were sleeping, at 1 a.m., the Republican Senate voted 51 - 48:
1. To end coverage for preexisting conditions, veterans benefits, and aid to rural hospitals.
2. To remove discrimination protection for women in healthcare.
3. Against the provision allowing children to remain on their parent's insurance till the age of 26.
4. To cut off funding for the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
5. Against ACA contraceptive coverage and maternity care provision.
6. To direct committees to send budget legislation to defund and repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The House votes on Friday.
And for those of us who get health insurance through work, no pre-existing conditions and lifetime caps for coverage are back for everyone. Despite their assertions of this being an action to "repeal and replace," no viable alternative plan has been proposed or is in sight."
Call your reps and hold them accountable. (**If you wish to share this post, make sure to cut and paste my status update into your status.)
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Oh, yeah, blame the hired help. The buck stops over there, with that guy!
Mr. Trump suggested, with no evidence, that the officials might be buying time to assemble a more substantial case that Russia interfered in the election.
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I just finished a book, "Heart of Hell" this poem fits right in with it. Even though we won WW2, it still seems the price was too high to pay.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltAxoW7ltok
Hear them whisper,
Voices from the other side
Hear them calling
Former foes now friends are resting side by side

They will never leave our hearts or fade away
Live forever
They were far to you to die in such a way

how many wasted lives
How many dreams did fade away
Broken promises
They won't be coming home

Oh mothers wipe your tears
Your sons will rest a million years
Found their peace at last
As foe turned to friend
And forgive
And they knew they'd die

Gallipoli
Left their letters in the sand
Such waste of life
Gallipoli
Dreams of freedom turned to dust

Hell is waiting where the ocean meets the sand
Cliffs of burden
Where the soldiers rushed into a certain death

At the shoreline
Blood of heroes stains the land
Light a candle
One for each of them who fought and died in vain

There is no enemy
There is no victory
Only boys who lost their lives in the sand
Young men were sacrificed
Their names are carved in stone and kept alive
And forever we will honour the memory of them
And they knew they would die

Gallipoli
Left their letters in the sand
Such waste of life
Gallipoli
Dreams of freedom turned to dust

how many wasted lives
How many dreams did fade away
Broken promises
They won't be coming home

Oh mothers wipe your tears
Your sons will rest a million years
Found their peace at last
As foe turned to friend
And forgive
And they knew they would die

Gallipoli
Left their letters in the sand
Such waste of life
Gallipoli
Dreams of freedom turned to dust .
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The New Yorker: How Does It Feel. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwz5a2-zA
A beautiful description of her singing one song, heartfelt & poignant. All these moments where we are to entertain do not always need to be perfect, we have to accept our humanity, our failings, , & enjoy the moment.
video: Patti Smith sings “A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall” at the 2016 Nobel Prize ceremony.YouTube
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This is a beautiful poem!
 
Explain that you live between two great darks, the first
With an ending, the second without one, that the luckiest
Thing is having been born, that you live in a blur
Of hours and days, months and years, and believe
It has meaning, despite the occasional fear
You are slipping away with nothing completed, nothing
To prove you existed.
— Mark Strand, “The Continuous Life”

Georges de la Tour, The Repentant Magdalene, c. 1635-1640, currently at the National Gallery of Art
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This is a letter I wrote to my local newspaper, though below the line is what would not fit :( -
Pres. Trump has said that he is going to ensure that Mexico builds a wall by withholding assets in some way, or some other coercion. I am wondering how that will play out. Mexico may just ignore whatever Pres. Trump does, and nothing will come of all his bluster. Or what if Mexico objects? Will they retaliate, and how? Mexico will probably freeze or confiscate or otherwise take control of American assets in Mexico. Pres. Trump will have to act to ensure the security of American assets down there, etc. Once the ball is rolling Pres. Trump will have to show that he will not be bulldozed or intimidated, etc., so he will declare war on Mexico.
There are a lot of Latinos and others who do not agree with building that wall in the armed services, will they fight? Will they be given non-fighting duties? Will there be enough discipline in the military to marshal a full scale war, and to what end? How will fighting Mexico make them build a wall? What will they do about all the Latinos, Mexican and otherwise, who are here now? Will they set up internment camps to ensure the domestic safety?
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Pres. Trump had better put out a call his first day, if not before, to have those who are willing to fight for that wall to enlist, so there will be enough forces to make Mexico do as Pres. Trump wants. It would be silly for Pres. Trump to declare war on Mexico without the troops, trained and ready to fight, and that will take some doing. I heard that Osama Bin Laden once said,”America does not want friends, but servants and slaves.” I believe Pres. Trump may well prove that to be true.
If you would like to comment on this, or any other issue, like climate change, or Social Security/Medicare, or anything else, to our Sen. Ron Johnson, who would support this call to war, here are two in state phone numbers to call: (414) 276-7282  (920) 230-7250. You do not have to worry about bothering any one, with the population of Wisconsin trying to buttonhole him, he uses answering machines to sort them all out.
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Just read in a Norwegian paper a commentary which said that Trump is the George C. Parker of today - so .....
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Whether it works or not, they can not help but learn something, & being so outlandish, what they learn will probably be really cool!
When NASA scientists think they’ve built something that breaks the laws of physics, do you take them at their word?
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Now there has been an 'incident' with China. What better reason to start a war? Ya, sure, Mr. Trump has a lot of baggage to deal with, but he will ignore it and no one in the Republican party will say 'no,' so he will be our president, and can use those nuclear bombs we have just sitting around.
Ya, sure, I am not on the Republican side here, and I am sure that Sen. Johnson does not care about that, he has plenty of supporters who are. Even if he does not support for what he does, he will do it because he feels it is right - more power to him (oh, was that a pun?). I just hope we do not all end up in a ditch, so to speak, because of these chicken hawks in Congress and Presidential power.
https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-senator
It is my honor and privilege to serve the people of Wisconsin in the United States Senate. As such, I welcome the opportunity to help constituents deal with federal agencies. My professional staff is prepared to work with you to resolve issues related to: Social Security; Medicare and Medicaid ...
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"Republicans who view themselves as upholders of our founding principles need to read Hamilton and understand that their duty in this situation is to reject the option that is a threat to the independence of the union."
This will happen only if they have their eyes open & want to see it.
http://www.politicususa.com/2016/12/10/founding-fathers-russia-election-interference-means-electoral-college-reject-trump.html
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this author is obviously irritated at the sheriff for not doing his job, not distancing himself from the fray, & not being able to handle criticism. I like that he calls on 'responsible adults' to investigate this murder. But, ya know, white privilege, Mr. Gasser will probably get away with it. :(
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/12/06/sheriff-explains-joe-mcknight-shooting-with-another-bizarre-press-conference/
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The Trump's do not pay taxes, either, so New Yorkers are getting zapped all around!
US citizens are against the huge amount paid by New York Taxpayers for Melania’s security in Trump Tower
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Joey can suck a TRUMP dick ~ You lost Libtard ~
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I was born in Globe, Arizona, but spent a lot of time in Superior.  I graduated from Evansville, Wisconsin high school.
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