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They are serving needles sandwiches on Delta Airlines

Needles found in sandwiches on 4 Delta flights


MINNEAPOLIS — Delta Air Lines Inc. is trying to figure out how needles got into turkey sandwiches on four flights from Amsterdam to the U.S.

The airline says needles were found in six sandwiches on four flights on Sunday. Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur says one passenger on a flight to Minneapolis was injured, but the passenger declined to get medical attention.

The sandwiches were prepared in the kitchen of a catering company in Amsterdam, and some were served to business class passengers on Delta flights. After the needles were found, passengers got pizza instead.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48201804/ns/travel-news/
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:36 PM (9 replies)

Starring Mitt Romney as Gordon Gekko


Can the Obama campaign turn the Republican nominee into a villain of corporate capitalism?

On the Fourth of July, Vanity Fair uploaded a 4,457-word investigative feature by Nicholas Shaxon about Mitt Romney’s offshore, tax-protected money—“$30 million in Bain Capital funds in the Cayman Islands alone?”

Four days later, President Obama’s surrogates appeared on cable and the networks to tell viewers to read past the Pippa Middleton story and check out Shaxon. “I've never known of a Swiss bank account to build an American bridge,” zinged Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. (The Los Angeles Times headline for these interviews was “Party surrogates rely on familiar talking points on Sunday shows.” Clip that one and stow it somewhere cold.)

Sunday afternoon, running into Monday morning, reporters started filing stories on the Range Rover-surfeited scene outside of Romney’s fundraisers in the Hamptons. One of these events, at a home owned by David Koch, was bracketed by bused-in Occupy and MoveOn protesters and buzzed by a plane with an anti-1-percent slogan: “ROMNEY HAS A KOCH PROBLEM.” The donors avoided the protesters but gave reporters quotes worthy of F. Scott Fitzgerald characters.

Which takes us to Monday afternoon, and President Obama’s announcement that he wants to keep all of the Bush tax rates for households making less than $250,000. He campaigned on that in 2008. He campaigned on it in 2010. Nothing had changed except the hair color of his opponent. “Many members of the other party,” said Obama, “believe that prosperity comes from the top down—that if we spend trillions of dollars on tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, that that will somehow unleash jobs and economic growth. I disagree.”


http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/07/the_obama_campaign_is_looking_to_paint_mitt_romney_in_the_image_of_fictional_corporate_raider_gordon_gekko_.single.html


Funny how the article calls it a “Democrat-Media Complex”





Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:59 PM (0 replies)

THE 1 PERCENT SOLUTION

THE 1 PERCENT SOLUTION “He has that invisible wall between ‘me’ and ‘you,’” says a fellow Republican.





Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jul 7, 2012, 11:19 AM (0 replies)

How Much Is the ACA ‘Tax’?

Q: How much will the “tax” penalty be for going without health insurance?


A: The minimum assessment will be $695 per person (but no more than $2,085 per family) in 2016, when fully phased in. The amount can be higher depending on income. But there are exemptions for low-income persons and others.




But it will be less to start. The minimum penalty per person will start at $95 in 2014, the first year that the law will require individuals to obtain coverage. And it will rise to $325 the following year.

Starting in 2017, the minimum tax per person will rise each year with inflation. And for children 18 and under, the minimum per-person tax is half of that for adults.


http://factcheck.org/2012/06/how-much-is-the-obamacare-tax/
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:40 PM (23 replies)

3.1 million young adults - 62,000 Americans with pre-existing health conditions

Those are the big winners today!


About 3.1 million young adults gained health insurance through a provision that allows them to stay on their parents' policies until age 26. In addition, nearly 62,000 Americans with pre-existing health conditions, who would otherwise be uninsurable, gained coverage through the government's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs). Those enrolled will be able to stay in the program until it expires in 2014. At that time, they'll be eligible to buy health insurance through state-based insurance marketplaces scheduled to be up and running by fall 2013.



http://www.webmd.com/medicare/news/20120628/supreme-court-health-care-law-decision?ecd=wnl_nal_men_062812
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:19 PM (3 replies)

Cuyahoga County GOP lying about jobs at NASA (cross post GD)

Cuyahoga County GOP says jobs in jeopardy at NASA Glenn, NASA denies claims


CLEVELAND - Jobs at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are being moved to other facilities. That is according to the Cuyahoga County Republican Party. The group says the moves will have devastating effects on the local economy.

The party says this move will not be officially announced until after this year's presidential elections.

A news release from the Cuyahoga County Republican Party said they've confirmed through several sources “the transfer of most research and developmental activities related to manned spaceflight from Glenn Research Center to other NASA facilities.”




NASA denies the claims.

“NASA is not transferring human spaceflight research and development activities from the Glenn Research Center. In fact, under the ambitious U.S. space exploration plan, President Obama is carrying out, funding for Glenn increases by $17 million next year," NASA Press Secretary Lauren Worley said in a statement.




Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/cuyahoga-county-gop-says-jobs-in-jeopardy-at-nasa-glenn-nasa-denies-claims#ixzz1z5J7zwFb


Unbelievable the lengths the GOP will go to discourage people. This is an attempt to scare voters from voting for the President.


Cross post in GD: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002867267
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:02 AM (1 replies)

Cuyahoga County GOP lying about jobs at NASA

Cuyahoga County GOP says jobs in jeopardy at NASA Glenn, NASA denies claims


CLEVELAND - Jobs at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are being moved to other facilities. That is according to the Cuyahoga County Republican Party. The group says the moves will have devastating effects on the local economy.

The party says this move will not be officially announced until after this year's presidential elections.

A news release from the Cuyahoga County Republican Party said they've confirmed through several sources “the transfer of most research and developmental activities related to manned spaceflight from Glenn Research Center to other NASA facilities.”




NASA denies the claims.

“NASA is not transferring human spaceflight research and development activities from the Glenn Research Center. In fact, under the ambitious U.S. space exploration plan, President Obama is carrying out, funding for Glenn increases by $17 million next year," NASA Press Secretary Lauren Worley said in a statement.




Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/cuyahoga-county-gop-says-jobs-in-jeopardy-at-nasa-glenn-nasa-denies-claims#ixzz1z5J7zwFb


Unbelievable the lengths the GOP will go to discourage people. This is an attempt to scare voters from voting for the President.

This is cross posted in the Ohio forum: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1071231
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:01 AM (4 replies)

Romney to give his biggest fan a new truck

Perhaps no one has logged more miles supporting Mitt Romney's 2012 bid than Jim Wilson, a 70-year-old retired insurance salesman from Virginia whose beat-up 1998 GMC pickup decorated with American flags and massive "Romney for President" signs has been a ubiquitous presence outside campaign events for months.

Last Wednesday, Wilson's truck caught fire along a Pennsylvania highway as he was driving to catch up with the candidate for events this week, destroying it and most of Wilson's clothes and other belongings. But thanks to the Romney campaign, Wilson won't lose his status as the presumptive GOP nominee's most devoted groupie.

Romney will present Wilson with a new set of wheels at an event in Virginia on Wednesday: a 2003 Chevy pickup that the campaign purchased and plans to loan to Wilson until November, as first reported by Michael Barbaro of the New York Times.


Wilson's profane humor and summer uniform of short-shorts and white knee-high socks have made him one of the more colorful members of the Romney entourage—though Wednesday's event will mark the first time Romney has publicly acknowledged his biggest fan.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mitt-romney-present-biggest-fan-truck-140240369.html
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:28 PM (13 replies)

What goes down, will come back up

We have all been excited the last several days about the prospect of cheaper gasoline prices in the months ahead.


Well, Not so fast. What goes down, usually comes back up...

Oil rises on better US manufacturing, housing data

The price of oil rose on some welcome news about U.S. manufacturing production and home sales.

Benchmark crude rose $1.29 to $80.64 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, gained 61 cents to $93.63 per barrel in London.

The Commerce Department said factories received more orders in May for long-lasting manufactured goods such as heavy machinery, computers and communications equipment. Oil and other energy products benefit from stronger manufacturing because they are used to help make and ship goods.

The report helped ease recent concerns about slower factory production in the U.S.

Separately, the National Association of Realtors said that Americans signed more contracts to buy previously occupied homes in May, which matched the fastest pace in two years. It follows other recent data that shows steady improvement in the housing market this year.

"Once again, U.S. economic data is confounding the critics," Price Futures Group oil analyst Phil Flynn said. "Maybe the economy isn't so dreary."

The housing impact at the article...
http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/f70471f764144b2fab526d39972d37b3/Article_2012-06-27-Oil%20Prices/id-efd4965fc47b4dfb86fd5edc8a386bd3

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:46 PM (0 replies)

"The private sector is doing fine"

That one quote is the only thing the GOP can come up with against President Obama.

The run commercial after commercial that simply repeats the phrase over and over. It is annoying at best and as normal for the GOP, completely out of context.

But I suspect they will run this until November unless The President make another "gaff" if you want to portray it as that.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jun 24, 2012, 09:18 AM (6 replies)
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