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At Heart of Health Law Clash, a 1942 Case of a Farmerís Wheat

WASHINGTON ó If the Obama administration persuades the Supreme Court to uphold its health care overhaul law, it will be in large part thanks to a 70-year-old precedent involving an Ohio farmer named Roscoe C. Filburn.

Mr. Filburn sued to overturn a 1938 federal law that told him how much wheat he could grow on his family farm and made him pay a penalty for every extra bushel.

The 1942 decision against him, Wickard v. Filburn, is the basis for the Supreme Courtís modern understanding of the scope of federal power. It is the contested ground on which the health care case has been fought in the lower courts and in the partiesí briefs. And it is likely to be crucial to the votes of Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Antonin Scalia, who are widely seen as open to persuasion by either side.



The administration is probably assured of the votes of the courtís four more liberal members, and it needs one more to win the case. How Justices Kennedy and Scalia think about wheat, marijuana, health insurance and Roscoe Filburn may make all the difference.


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/us/politics/at-center-of-health-care-fight-roscoe-filburns-1942-commerce-case.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120320
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Mar 20, 2012, 06:58 AM (1 replies)

Sign the economy is improving - Mens underwear

http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/video.aspx?vid=75f104ed-6c34-1ece-b404-78f50541a3b5&from=en-us_msnhp

Sales last year incresed by 8%

http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/offbeat-indicators-of-economic-health
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Mar 19, 2012, 12:53 PM (0 replies)

Your questions answered, why liberals and conservatives are different...

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Mar 19, 2012, 12:45 PM (3 replies)

When you were born, your mother dropped you on your head - Giraffe Birth at the Memphis Zoo

http://manneli.com/movies/Nature/Giraffe-Birth.html

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:46 AM (5 replies)

All you need to know about Rick Santorum


Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:11 AM (11 replies)

Dear Republicans



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Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:09 AM (3 replies)

IF the oil that would flow through the Keystone pipeline is for US consumption...

Why are they piping it to the gulf of Mexico?


Build a fucking refinery in North Dakota.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Mar 18, 2012, 10:55 AM (24 replies)

10 companies profiting most from war

Recession-proof

Sales for the world's 100 largest arms producers amounted to $411 billion in 2010, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. That was up 1% from the year before, a modest rise that was held in check by the drawdown of foreign forces in Iraq.

Military budgets have been largely unaffected by the economic downturn, said Susan Jackson of SIPRI, a peace research group.

Since 2002, arms sales among the 100 largest providers of military equipment and services have increased 60%, SIPRI said in a release last month.

The 10 biggest arms producers accounted for more than half of the 2010 sales. The composition of those sales reflects the state of modern warfare, as battles are now often fought with remote surveillance and air strikes instead of ground combat.

Of the 100 companies on the list, 44 are based in the United States. Sales by the U.S. companies accounted for more than 60% of arms sales revenue in 2010.

The top seven U.S. arms producers are also among Uncle Sam's 10 biggest contractors.

Click here for the list... http://money.msn.com/investing/10-companies-profiting-most-from-war
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:43 PM (0 replies)

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The Video That Won First Place At Cannes .
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Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:42 AM (2 replies)

Why are rich people such jerks?

More money can mean more character flaws, according to research indicating that wealthy people are more likely to lack ethics, generosity and compassion.


3/14/2012 3:34 PM ET.|By Liz Weston, MSN Money

My husband and I were waiting for a dinner reservation on the front porch of a Colonial Williamsburg restaurant when another guest, after finding out where we were from, launched into a diatribe about how awful California and Californians were.

The woman, who was from Spokane, Wash., went on and on about her dislike. My husband, a fourth-generation Californian, was genuinely baffled by her vehemence. I grew up in Washington state but had encountered this before. So, I asked in seeming innocence, where in California did you visit? The answer: Anaheim. She was basing her opinion of 37 million people and the nation's third-largest state on a single visit to a theme park.

In much the same way, many of us have opinions about the very rich, and the very poor, even though we may have personally encountered few of either. We may form our views mostly based on what our parents told us, what we see in the news media and the opinions of people we like or admire.

Research sometimes upholds our stereotypes and sometimes contradicts them:

ēIf you believe that the poor are lazy, for example, you might be surprised by Census Bureau statistics showing that the majority of people under the poverty line are too young, too old or too disabled to work.
ēIf you believe the poor are less educated, though, research seems to back you up. Households where the adults have lower levels of education tend to be in lower income brackets, and more likely to move down economically, than households where adults have higher levels of education, Census Bureau statistics show.


http://money.msn.com/family-money/why-are-rich-people-such-jerks-weston.aspx
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:30 AM (21 replies)
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