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Baton Rouge’s Rich Want New Town to Keep Poor Pupils Out: Taxes

n East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, middle-class and wealthy neighborhoods want an educational divorce from a neighboring community where four out of 10 families live in poverty.

Saying they want local control, they’re trying to leave the 42,000-pupil public-education system. They envision their own district funded by property taxes from their higher-value homes, which would take money from schools in poorer parts of state-capital Baton Rouge, home of Louisiana State University. They even want their own city.

Similar efforts have surfaced in the past two years in Georgia, Alabama, Texas and Tennessee, some of them succeeding as the end of court-ordered desegregation removed legal barriers. The result may be a concentration of poverty and low achievement. A 2012 report by ACT, the Iowa-based testing organization, found only 10 percent of low-income students met college benchmarks in all subjects, less than half the average.

“It’s going to devastate us,” said Tania Nyman, 45, who has two elementary-age children in the Baton Rouge system. “They’re not only going to take the richer white kids out of the district, they are going to take their money out of it.”


http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=BLOOM&date=20140206&id=17328094>1=33009

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Feb 6, 2014, 06:36 PM (1 replies)

10 Reasons Why Republicans Love The New Patient CARE Act And You Won’t

The Republicans have come out with an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as “Obamacare.” The Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility and Empowerment Act (Patient CARE Act). Catchy anagram isn’t it? But what does it really involve?

The GOP’s ‘Patient CARE Act is a band aid.

Well, for starters, it’s basically the same thing. But there are a few glaring differences. Keep in mind that the ACA is a hybrid of originally Republican ideas. If Democrats and liberals had their way we would be talking about single payer. A simple, proven way to provide healthcare to a country’s citizenry. But nothing in Congress is done because it’s simple or proven. The Patient CARE Act is no different.


10. Exclusion of coverage for those who just signed up.
9. Fewer subsidies.
8. Annual limit caps.
7. Removing consumer protections.
6. No free preventative maintenance.
5. A gaping loophole for pre-existing conditions.
4. Higher premiums for sick and elderly
3. Higher costs for women.
2. Higher costs for ALL.
1. More people can be denied coverage.



“Right off the bat, the Patient CARE Act would repeal Obamacare in its entirety, meaning that the three million Americans who have already enrolled in new plans through the law’s state and federal marketplaces and the millions more deemed newly eligible for Medicaid coverage in states that expanded the program would lose their health coverage.”

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/02/02/gop-patient-care-act-worse-than-aca/

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Feb 5, 2014, 11:30 AM (1 replies)

List of cities cut from United's Cleveland service

The document shows the following destinations as retaining nonstop service out of Cleveland: Albany, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York-LaGuardia, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington-Dulles and Washington-Reagan.
In addition, it says that United will fly seasonal nonstops to Charleston, Cancun, Nassau and San Juan.

The fact sheet says United currently has 199 departures on its busiest or peak days, a number that will drop to 72 peak-day departures by the summer, a 64 percent decline. More small planes than mainline jets are being taken out, so the percentage decline in peak-day seats will be smaller, a 51 percent drop, from 12,284 to 6,121 seats.

More than three dozen routes will be phased out as United begins reducing flying in the spring. Most of them will remain attached to other United hubs, and will continue to be part of the airline's overall network and available to Cleveland travelers on a connecting basis.

Those cities are Atlanta, Austin, Bradford, Pa., Buffalo, Burlington, Charlotte, Columbus, Dayton, Dubois, Pa., Erie, Flint, Franklin, Pa., Grand Rapids, Greenville/Spartanburg, Harrisburg, Hartford, Indianapolis, Jamestown, Kansas City, Louisville, Madison, Wis., Manchester, N.H., Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul. Montreal, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Parkersburg, W.Va., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Me., Providence, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Rochester, Syracuse and Toronto.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/02/united_documents_lists_nonstop.html

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 3, 2014, 01:44 PM (0 replies)

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Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 3, 2014, 10:55 AM (0 replies)

United Airlines axing its hub in Cleveland

Smisek said United would reduce its number of daily Cleveland flights by about 60%, keeping most of its "mainline" flights at Cleveland but slashing about 70% of those flown by the company's United Express regional partners.

Once all of the cuts are phased in by June, United's Cleveland schedule will drop from about 199 daily departures to 72.

United will still operate six mainland U.S. hubs without Cleveland. They are Chicago O'Hare, Denver, Houston Bush Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark Liberty and San Francisco.

In a sliver of good news for Cleveland, the city will have more nonstop routes and flights on United than a typical non-hub city -- even after the cuts. But Smisek said those will be aimed at passengers heading to or from Cleveland, not at connecting passengers.

United will continue to offer nonstop flights between Cleveland and 20 destinations, flying to its six reamining hubs and 14 other cities. That's down significantly, however, from the 61 nonstop destinations that United and its United Express affiliates currently serve from Cleveland, according to The Plain Dealer of Cleveland.



http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/02/01/united-airlines-axing-its-hub-in-cleveland/5139385/


On the bright side, it will be easier to find parking at the airport!


Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Feb 2, 2014, 08:51 AM (0 replies)

So women over 50 can't get pregnant?

This is a good one.

My wife went to the pharmacy to fill her prescription for birth control, it has been free for the last year thanks to Obamacare.

They charged her $28 bucks for her refill this month. When she questioned it, they told her that it wasn't covered for women over 50.

NOT COVERED?

According to Healtcare.gov:
8.Contraception: Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling, as prescribed by a health care provider for women with reproductive capacity (not including abortifacient drugs). This does not apply to health plans sponsored by certain exempt “religious employers.”

https://www.healthcare.gov/what-are-my-preventive-care-benefits/#part=2

women with reproductive capacity is not defined as under 50!

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 28, 2014, 02:28 PM (22 replies)

For my father, who was a WWII veteran and all who serve, I will pass this along a thousand times if

AN AWESOME, THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS AND THOSE SERVING.


_This video humbles you right down to your toes._


http://www.youtube.com/v/AgYLr_LfhLo?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0


My father is gone now, but this is for him and all Veterans.


Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jan 25, 2014, 03:43 PM (7 replies)

January 16, 1991

That is the date we attacked Iraq the first time.

They want to blame the violence in Iraq on Obama when it was the two bu$h's who destroyed that nation.

I was cleaning out some of my files when I ran across a calendar page that I had tore out and wrote the following:

"United States Declared war on Saddam Hussein, Leader of Iraq. War began at 5:45 PM C.S.T. President was George Bush"

At that time we didn't use the H W because Jr. was still at the party.

Someone needs to remind the fucking media who started this shit in Iraq and how long it kept going. And stop this "they died in vein" shit.

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 24, 2014, 07:26 AM (0 replies)

Bill Maher has new rule for Duck Dynasty-following Americans

Maher left his best statement for the last new rule: using the Duck Dynasty fiasco as his analogy for what Republicans have done to this country with smoke and mirrors, he had some advice.

“And finally, a resolution I have been asking America to make for a long time,” he said. “Be more cynical. Be less easily fooled. Case in point, all the people that are fans of these guys, heroes to all the rural heartland traditional values gun nuts out there. Except here is what we recently found out these guys really look like before they got their TV show, preppy assholes at the golf club wearing Tommy Bahama. That’s right. It is all an act, fat cats pretending to be just folks. And you fell for it. Take a hint, Tea Partiers. This is what the Republican Party is always doing to you.”


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/18/1270686/-Bill-Maher-Has-New-For-Rule-To-Duck-Dynasty-Following-Americans-VIDEO?detail=email#

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jan 22, 2014, 06:55 AM (8 replies)

Talk about closing the barn door after the horse got out - West Virgina to regulate chemicals?

So they destroyed the environment and now they want to protect it?


Legislation Proposed In WV To Regulate Chemicals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people.

Tomblin, the Democratic governor, urged passage of a chemical storage regulatory program. The bill aims to address shortcomings that allowed 7,500 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals to seep into the Elk River on Jan. 9. Freedom Industries, which owned the plant that leaked the chemicals, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday.

Freedom Industries' safety flaws, including a last-resort containment wall filled with cracks, went largely undetected, because as a facility that neither manufactured chemicals, produced emissions, or stored chemicals underground, it was not subject to environmental regulations, state Department of Environmental Protection officials have said. The chemical that spilled also wasn't deemed hazardous enough for additional regulation.

The material flowed 1.5 miles downstream and made it into West Virginia American Water Company's water supply.

Below-ground tanks storing chemicals face environmental regulations, but ones above the surface fall into a regulatory loophole, officials have said. The department made several routine visits to the Charleston site between 2002 and 2012, but found no violations.


http://www.mbtmag.com/news/2014/01/legislation-proposed-wv-regulate-chemicals?et_cid=3723677&et_rid=652347563&type=headline

Additional bit of information in this article...
Read at the bottom of the article about the companies associated with this link and their link to the RNC.
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 21, 2014, 12:35 PM (0 replies)
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