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He must be thinking about re-election...

Ohio Governor Defies G.O.P. With Defense of Social Safety Net

"I'm concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor. That if you're poor, somehow you're shiftless and lazy."

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In his grand Statehouse office beneath a bust of Lincoln, Gov. John R. Kasich let loose on fellow Republicans in Washington.

“I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor,” he said, sitting at the head of a burnished table as members of his cabinet lingered after a meeting. “That if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.”

“You know what?” he said. “The very people who complain ought to ask their grandparents if they worked at the W.P.A.”

Ever since Republicans in Congress shut down the federal government in an attempt to remove funding for President Obama’s health care law, Republican governors have been trying to distance themselves from Washington.

It gets better explaining that Scott Walker schooled Washington lawmakers.

We are supposed to believe these tools after what they did or attempted to do since being elected?
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Oct 29, 2013, 06:51 AM (1 replies)

FDA: Reports of pet illnesses, deaths related to jerky treats going back to 2007

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners feeding their beloved animals chicken jerky treats after reports of illnesses and deaths that may be related to the treats since 2007.

The FDA says they have received reports involving more than 3600 sick dogs and 10 sick cats, including more than 580 deaths, which may be related to the consumption of the jerky treats from multiple brands.

Though the FDA has seen a decrease in the amount of complaints from pet owners and veterinarians since February 2013 saying their animal became sick after ingesting the jerky products, they are still receiving new complaints.

Most of the complaints are linked to jerky products sourced from China, according to the FDA.

Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/national/FDA-Reports-of-pet-illnesses-deaths-related-to-jerky-treats-going-back-to-2007#ixzz2iXytaJ27

When I saw this report on TV they said they didn't know exactly what the problem was causing these pet deaths yet there was one common link - "China."

When buying treats or even food for your pet, read the label and avoid anything from China!

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Oct 23, 2013, 08:23 AM (0 replies)

THIS IS COOL: Group Makes 3D Backups Of World Landmarks

LONDON (AP) -- We all know to back up our files and photos, but what about our castles and churches?

A nonprofit named CyArk has created digital copies of more than 100 of the world's best-known monuments, mapping Roman ruins, ancient statues, and even an entire island. Now it plans 400 more, with the goal of preserving the world's most important sites against war, wear, and the impact of climate change.

"There is never going to be enough time or money to preserve everything," CyArk co-founder Barbara Kacyra said Monday at a launch event at the Tower of London.

"If you can't physically save something, your next best thing is to digitally preserve it."

Oakland, California-based CyArk works by using 3D laser scanners, radar, and a host of other technologies to create detailed maps of famous monuments — from Mt. Rushmore to the Leaning Tower of Pisa — measuring nooks and nicks with millimeter precision.

Not only do the lasers capture minute damage invisible to most cameras, the 3D data can be used to create hyper-realistic models and flyover programs used by tourists and educators.

Here is an example of a German Castle and how you can virtually tour it as a result:


Click on one of the snapshots in the upper left corner of the window.
To rotate, hold your left mouse button and move the mouse
When you find a target in the picutre, you can click on it to move to that location.

This will waste hours of your time.
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:03 PM (2 replies)

This needs some exposure: Family Driven from Home After Daughter's Rape by Student Athlete

Family Driven from Maryville, Missouri Home After Daughter's Rape by Student Athlete

A pair of sexual assaults that occurred one day last year in Maryville, Missouri, weren't much different from ones that happen every day: there were teenagers, there was alcohol, and there were rapes that the perpetrators claimed were consensual.

As reported by the Star, on Saturday, January 8, 2012, Maryville High School freshman cheerleader Daisy (whose identity has been made public by her mother) had been having a sleepover with her 13-year-old friend. The girls were drinking liquor hidden in her bedroom and texting Matthew Barnett, 17, a football player and acquaintance of her older brother. Daisy had a crush on the older boy, who had been at the Coleman home just days earlier watching TV. That night around 1a.m., the two girls snuck out of the house to meet up with Barnett and a group of his friends, sneaking through a basement window at Barnett's house.

There, Daisy was handed two glasses of booze, one after the other. She doesn't remember being raped by Barnett, while one of his friends, a 15-year-old boy, raped her 13-year-old friend as she said "no" multiple times. One boy who was there that night, Jordan Zech, 17, a football player and wrestler, captured Daisy's assault on on iPhone video.

Daisy was so drunk she had to be carried out of the Barnett home; multiple kids confirmed that as she was being taken back to her house, she was crying. Daisy's 13-year-old friend found her way back into the Coleman house, but Daisy was left in a tee shirt and sweatpants on the front lawn overnight. When her mother, Melinda Coleman, found her the next morning after she heard noises from outside, Daisy's hair was frozen.


Barnett is the grandson of a republican state represntative Rex Barnett, no wonder the charges were dropped.
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Oct 14, 2013, 11:12 PM (17 replies)

Pentagon unit held 'phony' ceremonies for MIAs, using planes that can't fly

By Bill Dedman
Investigative Reporter, NBC News

HONOLULU — A unit of the U.S. Department of Defense has been holding so-called "arrival ceremonies" for seven years, with an honor guard carrying flag-draped coffins off of a cargo plane as though they held the remains of missing American service men and women returning that day from old battlefields.

After NBC News raised questions about the arrival ceremonies, the Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday that no honored dead were in fact arriving, and that the planes used in the ceremonies often couldn't even fly but were towed into position.

The solemn ceremonies at a military base in Hawaii are a sign of the nation's commitment to returning and identifying its fallen warriors. The ceremonies have been attended by veterans and families of MIAs, led to believe that they were witnessing the return of Americans killed in World War II, Vietnam and Korea.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Oct 10, 2013, 07:29 AM (5 replies)

Business lobby could slip into open warfare with the Tea Party

Business Groups See Loss of Sway Over House G.O.P.

WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown grinds toward a potential debt default, some of the country’s most influential business executives have come to a conclusion all but unthinkable a few years ago: Their voices are carrying little weight with the House majority that their millions of dollars in campaign contributions helped build and sustain.

Their frustration has grown so intense in recent days that several trade association officials warned in interviews on Wednesday that they were considering helping wage primary campaigns against Republican lawmakers who had worked to engineer the political standoff in Washington.

Such an effort would thrust Washington’s traditionally cautious and pragmatic business lobby into open warfare with the Tea Party faction, which has grown in influence since the 2010 election and won a series of skirmishes with the Republican establishment in the last two years.

“We are looking at ways to counter the rise of an ideological brand of conservatism that, for lack of a better word, is more anti-establishment than it has been in the past,” said David French, the top lobbyist at the National Retail Federation. “We have come to the conclusion that sitting on the sidelines is not good enough.”

Some warned that a default could spur a shift in the relationship between the corporate world and the Republican Party. Long intertwined by mutual self-interest on deregulation and lower taxes, the business lobby and Republicans are diverging not only over the fiscal crisis, but on other major issues like immigration reform, which was favored by business groups and party leaders but stymied in the House by many of the same lawmakers now leading the debt fight.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Oct 10, 2013, 06:42 AM (0 replies)

Bill Maher And Congressman Give Tea Partier Lesson In Obamacare (VIDEO)

Bill Maher: I want to correct this one idea they have, that Americans don’t like Obamacare, because I see this poll all the time. 54% of Americans are against Obamacare. Not really true, because 16% of that 54% want it to be more Left. They want single payer. So it’s really only 38% of the people who are on your team (Tea Party Team).

Matt Kibbe: I don’t think that’s right.

Bill Maher: No, that is right. Those are facts. We are not arguing opinion now. Those are the facts.

Rep. Alan Grayson: And these are people who recognize that there are fundamental, how should I put this, conflict of interest between you and your insurance company. Even if we switch to no government involvement at all, people would still get insurance and they would be in a situation where every time you needed care you would be taking money out of the pockets, the profit of your insurance company. And we haven’t taken a step beyond that. But Obamacare does do useful things. It’s put 4 million people who are up to the age of 26 on the rolls by joining their parents’ plans. It’s closed 3/4 of the donut hole so seniors don’t have to choose between their medicines and pay their rent. It has taken 35 million people including my wife by the way, 35 million people who couldn’t get insurance because of pre-existing conditions, now they can. And now, insurance companies if you have expensive care can’t literally pull the plug on you when you are in a coma. Those are all good things. And those are all things that the Tea Party is desperate to eliminate.



Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Oct 9, 2013, 06:51 AM (10 replies)

The DU of old - where everyone here is focused on one thing - Republicans

A few months ago, we were all at each others throats attacking Obama or the Democrats because we didn't like what they said or threatened to do. There was much infighting going on with nothing constructive happening. I know I was up to my eyeballs with the attitudes of people here, posting was like walking on egg-shells, one side or the other would attack everything you said.

That all has passed, if not for only a moment, in light of what the republicans have allowed the tea party to do to this country. We are all once again focused on one common nemesis, the republican party.

This is what DU was created for to fight for Democratic Principles. How refreshing!

Now lets KICK SOME ASS!!!!

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Oct 8, 2013, 01:28 PM (2 replies)

Encountered a teabagger today

I was filling my car with gas today when the attendant came by and struck up a conversation about how I was one the few who followed the signs and entered from the right direction. I mentioned another establishment didn't have problems getting people to enter from one direction. This led to him saying his employer wouldn't spend any money to control traffic, this led into his bashing his employer because they cut everyone's hours to avoid Obama are.

The next sentence out of his mouth gave him away. He said "he shouldn't be forced to buy healthcare."

Then I lost it! Really, I said, you are required to buy car insurance, why not healthcare? He said you don't have to buy car insurance but there was a penalty if you don't. I said yeah, ask the uninsured woman who hit me several months ago. I then said it was wrong that I have to carry uninsured motorist because people don't buy insurance, then before he could respond, I said, who do think pays for those who don't have health insurance -- ME! I pay for all of those ER visits through higher cost at the doctor, hospital and insurance.

He turned and walked away. Hopefully it soaked in. The stupid, it hurts!

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:40 PM (30 replies)

Tea Party's Alternate Health Care Proposal

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Oct 7, 2013, 01:14 PM (0 replies)
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