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No link, but DailyKos is reporting on FB that the Senate will convene at noon, when a final deal is

expected to be announced.

Amar Kaleka, Son Of Slain Sikh Temple President, Plans To Run For Congress Against Paul Ryan

MILWAUKEE -- MILWAUKEE (AP) — The son of a slain Sikh temple president plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan in next year's congressional election, in a Wisconsin district where support for the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee has been strong but slipping.

Amar Kaleka, 35, told The Associated Press he'll file paperwork Wednesday to form an exploratory congressional committee. He plans to formally announce his candidacy as a Democrat next month.

Kaleka said he wants to bring accountability and transparency back to Washington. He blamed the government shutdown on Ryan, who's the House Budget Committee chairman, and his GOP colleagues. He said citizens are tired of career politicians who care more about staying in power than serving the people.

"There's a fever in the nation, and specifically in this district, for our leaders to stop playing politics and do their jobs," Kaleka said. "All I want to do is bring democracy — a government of, for and by the people — back to America."
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more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/amar-kaleka-paul-ryan_n_4098237.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Is it too soon to start lamenting the NSA Security State again? Or is that over now that we have

other faux crises on the tee vee? Just kinda wondering...I know we are all giddy at the prospects heading into 2014, so this topic is kind of the albatross of the decade that the PTB would rather we all forgot about whilst electioneering is underway...

I am sitting here listening to an end-times preacher right now on Trinity...He is mixing religion

and politics. Just weaved all of the Kennedy's, John, Robert, and Teddy into his sermon. Got some real laughs out of the crowd. Beyond that, the whole sermon is just seething with politics. It's really not much of a biblical sermon, but more of a political one. Pathetic.

Al Gore: GOP Guilty Of 'Political Terrorism'

Former Vice President Al Gore said the GOP is guilty of "political terrorism" because of those who are threatening a government shutdown over Obamacare.

“The only phrase that describes it is political terrorism,” Gore said Friday, speaking at the launch of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Effective Public Management in Washington. “Why does partisanship have anything to do with such a despicable and dishonorable threat to the integrity of the United States of America?”

“And now you want to threaten to not only shut down our government but to blow up the world economy unless we go back and undo what we did according to the processes of this democracy?” Gore said, referencing the Affordable Care Act. “How dare you?”

Gore also joked that he's a "recovering politician."

link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/27/al-gore-gop_n_4003376.html

Watching the Senate International Narcotics Control Caucus from Wednesday on CSPAN2...Noted:

While a Senator Klobuchar I think it was was talking about reasonable and prudent things like getting pharmacies to take back unused prescription drugs, she was followed by DiFi, who is gunning hard for marijuana farms. It's reefer madness in California, to hear her go on and on. Armed guards. It *all can't be for medical marijuana, she says. Granted, I'm not in California, and there may be a few problems, but it just struck me as something straight out of a 60's "educational" film that we were shown in the 70's at school, complete with the psycho swirls of paisley wafting though the room, but where people are gunned down like they were in a school or shopping mall. Just out of touch. She has to go.

Tried tuning in to The Ted Cruz Amateur Hour...

I just can't stomach it, much as I tried. Apparently I have seriously overestimated the bar not only for public office, but also for law school.

WATCH: Father Forcefully Ejected From Town Hall Forum for Asking Common Core Question

A father in Towson, Maryland, was forcefully ejected from a local town hall forum for asking the wrong question.


Robert Small had concerns over the Common Core education initiative, feeling that it was dumbing down the curriculum in his local school district.

"My question is, how does lowering America's educational standards prepare kids for community college?" asked Small, before soon being approached by a security guard — who was also an off-duty cop — and being dragged away from his seat.

The outspoken father then implored the crowd to take action. "Don't stand for this," said Small. "You're sitting here like cowards. You have questions!"



Read more: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/09/21/watch-father-forcefully-ejected-town-hall-forum-asking-common-core-question#ixzz2fXpHHWJw

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Quote to kick off 2014 with, from a friend of mine:

"Nice democracy you've got there. Be a shame if something...*happened* to it." - RNC platform for the 2014 elections.

Study finds increased cancer risk in Gulf spill cleanup crews

Source: Salon

TUESDAY, SEP 17, 2013 02:21 PM EDT
Study finds increased cancer risk in Gulf spill cleanup crews
Workers exposed to the spill have "significantly altered blood profiles"
BY LINDSAY ABRAMS



The workers called upon to clean up BP’s mess in the wake of the 2010 Gulf spill are at an increased risk for blood-related disorders, including cancer, a study found.

The research, which was published in the American Journal of Medicine, found that compared to those who had not been exposed to crude oil — or the chemical dispersants used to clean it up — workers displayed significantly altered blood profiles, liver enzymes and somatic symptoms. Put together, the researchers told Fuel Fix, the signs indicate a number of potential health problems:

The workers had decreased levels of blood-clotting platelets, as well as lower numbers for blood urea nitrogen and creatinine, which are indicators of kidney health.

The amount of three liver enzymes — alkaline phosphatase, aspartate transaminase and alanine transaminase — in the cleanup workers’ blood also was higher than the non-exposed patients, a warning sign of liver dysfunction and damage.



Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/09/17/study_finds_increased_cancer_risk_in_gulf_oil_cleanup_crews/



much more at link
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