HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Cha » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 ... 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 ... 79 Next »

Cha

Profile Information

Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 155,420

About Me

Now retired and living on Kaua'i. :)

Journal Archives

KIck FOR ACA~

Thanks for a great thread, William!

Good post on the reality of ACA, Sheepshank.. thank you~

Aloha William..

Mahalo and Thank you~

I'd like you to read a post from Skinner I read last night on.. ACA..

Skinner (59,110 posts)

1. My opinion is that the ACA is the single most important piece of social legislation of my lifetime.

No, wait. That isn't my opinion -- It is a fact.

I've read posts by DUers trying to tear it down for the last six years, and frankly I've found their arguments to be unconvincing. No, wait, that's not quite right. The truth is that I've found their anti-ACA crusade to be wrong-headed and maybe even a little offensive. I get that many of them are motivated by a desire for single-payer. I am also myself a supporter of single-payer. But I think wishing for the Affordable Care Act to fail is about the worst possible way to fight for single-payer. In fact, I think they are playing into the hands of Republicans who want the whole thing repealed. We sure as hell aren't going to get single-payer if the ACA is killed. More than likely we'd end up back with the shitty system we had before -- or something even worse.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/12595334

And, thanks to steve for asking.. and another to MADem for bringing awareness in another thread~

I don't care what you do.. putin's a piece of shit.

Russia’s Anti-Gay Crackdown

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/russias-anti-gay-crackdown.html?_r=0

Russian journalist says domestic politics behind anti-gay crackdown

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/11/26/russian-journalist-says-domestic-politics-behind-gay-crackdown/

NYT Editorial: “Mr. Putin’s War on Gays”

To the long list of Russians whom President Vladimir Putin is persecuting, add gay people and those who support gay rights. Along with political dissidents, journalists and billionaire businessmen, they are increasingly the focus of repellent laws and repressive practices that could send them, and anyone who dares defend them, to jail.

For some time, antigay sentiment has been spreading in Russia’s conservative society, encouraged by the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church. But Mr. Putin and his government have taken that to a new level by legitimizing the hatemongering in legislation.

http://americablog.com/2013/07/nyt-editorial-mr-putins-war-on-gays.html



Travel Guide To Moscow

"First of all, Russia has become very corrupt throughout the last few years. Vladimir Putin has now been in office for twelve years and over those twelve years he has eliminated most elections, monopolized major media, and destroyed the democratic political system. Everyday people are brutally arrested for starting and participating in anti-Putin protests, while some are even detained simply for being nearby. Clearly, Putin’s actions are those of a dictator, and he plans to stay in power as long as possible."

http://sites.psu.edu/egorivanov/2014/01/31/travel-guide-to-moscow/

"entirely his own fault and responsibility". That's some scary shit.

Thank you for this, babylonsistah.. sorry I missed it earler. Bookmarking.

Excellent Post, Hekate.. Thank you.

I read it here and enjoyed the Heck outta it.. "Scott Brown gets an awkward lesson about Obamacare"

Scott Brown isn't the only resident of New Hampshire who got an "awkward lesson" about Obamacare.

Brown found that out on Saturday, when he stopped by the home of Herb Richardson, a Republican state representative. Sitting in Richardson's home, Brown called Obamacare a "monstrosity" that members of Congress didn't even bother to read before they passed. At that point, according to the Coos County Democrat, Richardson chimed in to explain that the law had been a "financial lifesaver" for him and his wife. From the piece (page 14 ):

Richardson was injured on the job and was forced to live on his workers' comp payments for an extended period of time, which ultimately cost the couple their house on Williams Street. The couple had to pay $1,100 a month if they wanted to maintain their health insurance coverage under the federal COBRA law.
Richardson said he only received some $2,000 a month in workers' comp. payments, however, leaving little for them to live on.

"Thank God for Obamacare!" his wife exclaimed.

Now, thanks to the subsidy for which they qualify, the Richardsons only pay $136 a month for health insurance that covers them both.

MOre.. com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4696358
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/20/1286156/-Scott-Brown-gets-an-awkward-lesson-about-nbsp-Obamacare

ProSense.. http://www.democraticunderground.com/?

Thanks MADem~ Scott Brown is such an useless fool. All he has to run on are lies about Pres Obama. Quite the little resume he's got going for himself.

Wow.. thank you for this MADem.. Thanks Skinner!

Skinner (59,110 posts)

1. My opinion is that the ACA is the single most important piece of social legislation of my lifetime.

No, wait. That isn't my opinion -- It is a fact.

I've read posts by DUers trying to tear it down for the last six years, and frankly I've found their arguments to be unconvincing. No, wait, that's not quite right. The truth is that I've found their anti-ACA crusade to be wrong-headed and maybe even a little offensive. I get that many of them are motivated by a desire for single-payer. I am also myself a supporter of single-payer. But I think wishing for the Affordable Care Act to fail is about the worst possible way to fight for single-payer. In fact, I think they are playing into the hands of Republicans who want the whole thing repealed. We sure as hell aren't going to get single-payer if the ACA is killed. More than likely we'd end up back with the shitty system we had before -- or something even worse.


And, thanks to steve for asking..

Mahalo for this "Russian Favorability" VS USA..Chart, geek..

Go to Page: « Prev 1 ... 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 ... 79 Next »