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"Government of the billionaires, by the billionaires, for the billionaires..."
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Well John, we are both good people so it feels like we should be able to make this system work. ,... and from my point of view 
we must end legal bribery because bribery is so much stronger than voting. 
 If you feel you can help America by voting, I want You to vote.
 Its not until you clearly see it makes no difference who YOU vote for, You are still voting for 'THEM' that boycotting makes any sense.
 Good Luck to You John and thanks for the post and the good sense.
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Mastro report clearing Christie lacks evidence

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Apparently, according to Wisniewski, there are no tape recordings or verbatim transcripts of interviews of some 70 witnesses apparently interviewed by Randy Mastro, the New York criminal attorney hired to compile the report. At best they might get the attorney’s own synopses. And it’s hard to believe that the authors of a report that exonerated Christie and cast him in a glowing, complimentary light would hand over anything to the committee that might endanger that narrative.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/stile-legislators-gwb-panel-fights-to-stay-relevant-1.877653
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Roberts' Court: "Green ball"
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"If President Obama walked on water, Fox would say he just can't swim." -- Reverend Al Sharpton
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+Marshall Christopher baiter also an ex and the rest is fucking gibberish. If you intend to mock someone, you should attempt to appear literate. USA is doomed if you represent the future.
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The Supreme Court issues another ruling based on the concept that money equals free speech
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think it was you who'd posted yesterday about all those jackals running out west to kiss the ass of some billionare bent vegas money tool.. christie and all of 'em. (yeah; that christie? anyone stupid enough not to see right thru him isn't worth a dime).
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Forget Obamacare

Vermont wants to bring single payer to America

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Saskatchewan is a vast prairie province in the middle of Canada. It’s home to hockey great Gordie Howe and the world’s first curling museum. But Canadians know it for another reason: it’s the birthplace of the country’s single-payer health-care system.

In 1947, Saskatchewan began doing something very different from the rest of the country: it decided to pay the hospital bills for all residents. The system was popular and effective — and other provinces quickly took notice. Neighboring Alberta started a hospital insurance plan in 1950, and by 1961 all ten Canadian provinces provided hospital care. In 1966, Canada passed a national law that grew hospital insurance to a more comprehensive insurance plan like the one that exists today.

Saskatchewan showed that a single-payer health-care system can start small and scale big. And across the border, six decades later, Vermont wants to pull off something similar. The state is three years deep in the process of building a government-owned and -operated health insurance plan that, if it gets off the ground, will cover Vermont’s 620,000 residents — and maybe, eventually, all 300 million Americans.

"If Vermont gets single-payer health care right, which I believe we will, other states will follow," Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin predicted in a recent interview. "If we screw it up, it will set back this effort for a long time. So I know we have a tremendous amount of responsibility, not only to Vermonters."

When Shumlin ran on a single-payer platform in 2010, it was unprecedented. No statewide candidate — not in Vermont, not anywhere — had campaigned on the issue, and with good political reason. Government-run health insurance is divisive. When the country began debating health reform in 2009, polls showed single-payer to be the least popular option.

Shumlin just barely sold Vermont voters on the plan (he beat his Republican opponent by less than one percentage point). Then, he got the Vermont legislature on board, too. On May 26, 2011, Shumlin signed Act 48, a law passed by the Vermont House and Senate that committed the state to building the country’s first single-payer system.

Now comes the big challenge: paying for it. Act 48 required Vermont to create a single-payer system by 2017. But the state hasn’t drafted a bill that spells out how to raise the approximately $2 billion a year Vermont needs to run the system. The state collects only $2.7 billion in tax revenue each year, so an additional $2 billion is a vexingly large sum to scrape together.

Shumlin knows what he’s up against. "I don’t underestimate the challenge," he said. "I know how hard this is, getting to the finish line. There are a thousand swords that could stab us in the heart. My question to the folks who wish for that to happen is, what’s your idea?"

Vermont’s case for single-payer health care can be summarized in one number: $82,975.

That’s the amount a 2011 study in the journal Health Affairs found the average American doctor spends on dealing with insurance companies. Across the border in Ontario, doctors spend about a quarter of that amount — $22,205 per physician — interacting with the province’s single-payer agency.

American doctors spend lots of money dealing with insurers because there are thousands of them, each negotiating their own rate with every hospital and doctor. An appendectomy, for example, can cost anywhere from $1,529 to $186,955, depending on how good of a deal an insurer can get from a hospital.

http://www.vox.com/2014/4/9/5557696/forget-obamacare-vermont-wants-to-bring-single-payer-to-america
The state is building the US's first single-payer system.
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Socialist States of America. Har Har Rightie fanatics. I a Liberal, beat you to it.
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Climate Change is REAL

The UN's IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) is available at:
http://www.ipcc.ch/
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Veterans
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  " Hey soldier, this is your first sergeant telling You to 'Do the next step', Save every piece of paper they send You, write down every conversation with date and place and names and be accurate, save a copy of every message You send them.! " So do the next step or get down and give me 20...dogface"
 
 
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Count chemicals, not calories
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New Rule!
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This Governor was once the president of the largest, private, for profit healthcare provider in the country, Columbia/HCA, when he was forced to resign over the overbilling/bilking of Medicare scandal.

He pled the Fifth, 75 or more times to the charges against HCA.

Since he's so closely tied to the "For Profit" aspect to healthcare in this state, it's not surprising he said "in good conscience (huh?), I could not accept the Medicare expansion, for the good citizens of Florida....".

And now he's got at least 3 to 6 deaths in Florida that can be directly attributed to his denial of the Medicare expansion, and his on-the-record obstructionism of the ACA and his repeated, disgusting comments about President Obama......
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I enjoy playing trivia with my friends; I contribute answers once in a while but I have some very smart friends -- they provide most of the answers! 

My wife and I are personally very comfortable; not rich, just comfortable.  I care about the opportunities afforded to others including education, health care, security, and safety.

I enjoy programming in PHP and MySQL.  I bought my first computer in the summer of 1978 -- a Tandy Radio Shack Model 1 with 4k of memory and a one-quarter inch tape deck for saving the basic programs.

Later, I wrote a few programs in assembly, C, and Pascal languages.

I was in the US Air Force for almost 4-years.  During that enlistment, I received Basic Training at Lackland AFB near San Antonio, Texas; attended Electronics School in Biloxi, Mississippi; stationed in Karamursel, Turkey for 18-months; stationed at Forbes AFB near Topeka, Kansas for two-years; sent TDY from Forbes to Vietnam and Thailand for three months (Thuy Hoa and Con Son Island, Vietnam and Trakan, Thailand [northeast of Ubon]); sent TDY from Forbes to Salina, Kansas; and sent TDY from Forbes to Brazil (Brasilia and Tres Lagos).
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