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President Obama is not letting congressional gridlock slow economic growth. Here are the actions he has taken to support the middle class. God bless the USA! January 23rd, 2012 learn More @ http://www.whitehouse.gov/ and http://www.youtube.com/user/whitehouse
Four years ago today (1/3/2008), then Senator Barack Obama addressed a packed hall of energized supporters after the Iowa Caucuses victory. He spoke of the following: "I'll be a President who finally makes health care affordable and available to every single American... I'll be a President who ends tax breaks for companies who ship our jobs overseas and put a middle class tax cut into the pockets of working Americans who deserve...I'll be a President who harnesses ingenuity farmers, scientists, and entrepreneurs to free this nation from the tyranny of oil once and for all... and I'll be a president who ends this war in Iraq and finally brings our troops home." Promises kept. Say you're in for 2012: https://my.barackobama.com/iowacaucusspeechvid Thank you and God bless the USA!
Jan. 1 2012
DO YOU AGREE WITH NURSES OR THE TEA PARTY? Susan Grigsby's brother Steve died a painful death fighting for care as an uninsured American. Susan watched, horrified, as the GOP Presidential Candidates on CNN's Tea Party Debate stood silent when the the audience cheered for the idea that we as a society should just let an uninsured man die. Now Susan wants an answer from each and every GOP candidate. I think this question should be asked of all Neo Republican Tea Party candidates. Nurses Say Letting Uninsured Patients Die Is No Laughing Matter Following Abhorrent Audience Cheers National Nurses United said the gruesome reaction from many Republicans in the audience of the Tea Party debate on September 12th, 2011 (Yes, the day after our 10th Anniversary of being attacked) is a reminder of the growing collapse of civil society in America, and the need for more humane policies. One such step would be to expand Medicare to cover all Americans so that no one has to be in danger of losing their life because they are uninsured. The nation’s largest representative of registered nurses expressed revulsion on Tuesday 9/13/11 at the cheering by some audience members in the CNN-Tea Party Republican debate Monday night 9/12/2011 at the prospect of letting a sick person die just because they do not have health insurance. Prompting the outburst was a question from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to Rep. Ron Paul about whether medical care should be provided to a hypothetical, uninsured 30-year-old man who lapsed into a coma, to which Paul responded, “that’s what freedom is all about, taking your own risks.” When Blitzer then asked, “Are you saying that society should just let him die?” a number of audience members nodded and then erupted into loud cheers of “Yeah!” and wicked laughter. National Nurses United said the gruesome reaction from many in the audience is a reminder of the growing collapse of civil society in America, and the need for more humane policies. One such step would be to expand Medicare to cover all Americans so that no one has to be in danger of losing their life because they are uninsured. Nor is it an academic question. Nearly 45,000 deaths in the U.S. every year are associated with lack of health insurance, according to a study this year by Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance published by the American Journal of Public Health. “It was stunning. My first reaction is how far have we degenerated as a society?” said NNU Co-President Jean Ross, RN who said she was watching the debate. Ross called the reaction antithetical to the very essence of nursing. “Everything we do is geared toward preventing illness, and getting people well. If no one cares whether our patients get well, what are we doing advocating for them and fighting for them?” A broader question, says NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro, is “one of national identity: Do we have — or even want — a country, a nation of common purpose and support — or just a collection of amoral individuals?” NNU Co-President Deborah Burger, RN said the idea of “deciding whether someone deserves medical treatment based on their pocket book is abhorrent. Does that mean we should take someone off life support if they are in an accident just because they are uninsured? For nurses that would be unconscionable, and should not be part of any society I want to be in.” “Healthcare should be a right for everyone, not just a privilege for the few, a point nurses would debate with anyone,” said Ross. Ross said she was also disturbed by Paul’s comment about “freedom.” “Abandoning people is not freedom,” said Ross, especially those without the resources to buy increasingly expensive private insurance. "That isn’t what I hear from my patients or their families.” Strikingly, the audience cheers came just hours before the release Tuesday morning of new Census Bureau data showing the number of uninsured Americans this year rising by another 900,000 to 49.9 million people. Concurrently the Census Bureau reported a huge leap in the poverty rate, one reason so many people are without health coverage as insurance premiums alone have doubled in nine years. “Most people feel that when someone is hurting or down on their luck, you take care of them,” said Ross. “Many of those I’ve cared for who are in their most dire circumstances have said to me that they feel fortunate because there are some who are worse off than they are. There is still a lot of empathy and sympathy for others in this country.” “Most of us, other than the most wealthy, are just are one illness away from bankruptcy and lack of health insurance,” said DeMoro. “Nurses do not regard lack of wealth or personal misfortune as a handicap or an excuse to withdraw needed and appropriate medical care. Nor should that ever be acceptable in a just and humane society.” National Nurses United, with 170,000 members, is the nation’s largest union and professional association of nurses.
New Brand, Same tactics and lies. Less threatening perhaps but also a creation of the media and those that profit from hate and intolerance. Back then it was Griffith and his backers, now its Faux and their overlords. Watch and LISTEN carefully. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as African-Americans. There is nothing new under the sun except the history you don't know. Excerpt from Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History Part 3 of 9 '"The South Rises Again in the North, South, East and West taking in Republicans and Southern Democrats alike for a time"
Facebook Behavior Makes You Look Insane and Creepy in the Real World. Funny! In Facebook land, it's totally normal to like things strangers said, become friends with people you don't know, and share intimate photos with people who don't care. One chap tested it out, and became a lunatic. The film asks us, "Ever thought how odd your online life is?" When you transpose is to the offline life, you realize it's really, really odd. Just try following someone without using Twitter. Facebook should be a place where people who are already friends keep in touch. It's kinda creepy because the information you are comfortable sharing with your old classmates and friends are not really suitable for people you barely know. Having said that, I do have friends who put all their personal information on Facebook and add all sorts of acquaintances that they don't really know at all. Share your thoughts... or keep them to your self :)
Heard about that whole budget crisis that nearly shut down the government? Confusing? Not so much. Big Mike breaks it down for ya. The Republican Plan =Gut Education, Kill Medicare, End programs for the Least of These and then GIVE MORE MONEY to the richest 1%.
Even as banks may topple...even as the economy may be completely destroyed by greed and lack of shared sacrifice, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don't look for it on your ballot -- or in the stock exchange. It'll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids and Grandkids are going to be ... different. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/