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I'm pro-choice. But after that video it's pretty hard to buy the idea that PP doesn't sell fetal tissue. 
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Here is a brief factoid from Noble prize winning economist Paul Krugman NYTimes blog comparing premium costs of America's single payer health care insurance with comparable offerings from for profit health insurance providers.

As the graph below shows, the increases in Medicare health insurance premiums for comparable plans has been significantly less than private health care insurance for almost 20 years. The graph underscores the question as to why the US remains the only modern nation in the world without universal single payer health care. 
Medicare is about to turn 50, and while it has brought immense benefits, it has also cost a lot of money. Why? Is it the general rise in health care spending, or some specific government-related inability to limit outlays? Well, there's a simple answer from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...
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Police Shootings Won't Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People
The dangers of turning police officers into revenue generators.


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Getting pulled over and taken to jail once in a while is just an unwritten black people tax. And killing hundreds of them a year, is just the cost of putting this great system into place. 

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The dangers of turning police officers into revenue generators.
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Deaths as a result of the War in Iraq (civilians as well as combatants) ... 219,000. That includes approximately 4,500 American military personnel. Also more than 32,000 American service men and women were wounded. The cost of the Iraq war? An estimated 4.4 TRILLION DOLLARS when it's all said and done but hell, let's blame the old, the sick and the poor for the financial mess that we're in and pull the rug out from under them because, by God, that'll fix all our problems ... and Republicans want to double down on failure, **AGAIN**, and start another tragic and costly war with Iran?!?!?! Sorry if this offends anyone's sensitive ears, ... actually, considering the gravity of this situation, no, no I'm not.

WAKE THE FUCKING HELL UP, YOU BRAIN-DEAD, KOOL AID DRINKING MORONS!!!!! GROW A BRAIN AND A SPINE AND CALL CONGRESS AND TELL THEM THAT ANYONE WHO VOTES TO TANK THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL IS FINISHED!

ALSO TELL ANYONE IN CONGRESS THAT WANTS A WAR WITH IRAN TO PUT THEIR DAMNED FAMILY ON THE FRONT LINES, NOT YOURS!
Obama has always enjoyed robust support from Hollywood, and now some of his celebrity backers are coming out in favor of his historic nuclear deal with Iran.
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"Take politics out of the picture and look at the numbers, Heinrich said, and you get a clearer view of the deal.

“I think the numbers paint a very much more defensible and stable situation than what we’re faced with now,” the senator said.

Listing the benefits of the agreement, Heinrich noted that "you move from having 19,000 centrifuges [today], from Iran having 164 just a few years ago, and you reduce that by two-thirds."

"You take their stockpile," he added, "which has been at 20 percent -- which is very dangerous, easy to enrich to highly enriched, weapons-grade levels -- and you say, we’re going to get this stockpile and we’re going to reduce it down by 98 percent so they don't have enough to actually make a bomb.”

He also pointed out that the deal would reduce the number of nuclear facilities Iran is permitted to operate from three to one.

“All of that shows a move in the right direction,” Heinrich continued. “I think there’s a tendency among some of our colleagues who have argued against this from a political standpoint to want to compare the deal with the unicorn deal, the deal that sounds pretty but doesn’t exist in reality. And we don’t have that option. There are risks in a deal and there are much worse risks in not embracing this deal.”
WASHINGTON -- Everyone on Capitol Hill seems to be an expert on the Iran deal these days. But one freshman Democrat in the Senate has better credentials than most -- he actually has a background in science
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"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is."
In one simple quote, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. sums up the hypocrisy in the 'pro-life' movement: "I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. ...
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