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Can the Kochs Hold Back History?

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The modern equivalent of Hearst is the Koch Brothers, David and Charles — known without affection as the Kochtopus. On certain days, depending on the stock market, their combined worth is more than any single American’s, somewhere around $80 billion.

They have used a big part of this fortune to attack the indisputable science on climate change, to buy junk scholars, to promote harmful legislation at the state level, to go after clean, renewable energy like solar, and to try to kill the greatest expansion of health care in decades. Money can’t buy love, but it certainly can cause a lot of havoc.

The Kochs, whose industries are among the nation’s biggest corporate polluters, are currently funding stealth campaigns to roll back incentives for clean energy. What they’re running up against are American do-it-yourselfers. The future of solar is now, with every homeowner tinkering on a roof, every company looking for tomorrow technology, every market improvement that brings the cost down and effectiveness up.

With their fight against health care, the Kochs are bumping into another wall of inconvenient truths. Not only has Obamacare exceeded expectations for sign-ups in the first year, but it’s projected now to cover more people over 10 years — 25 million — and cost $104 billion less than previously forecast, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/opinion/egan-can-the-kochs-hold-back-history.html?emc=edit_th_20140509&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45299538



Posted by liberal N proud | Fri May 9, 2014, 07:30 AM (2 replies)

International Space Station Earth Viewing Experiment

Live video from ISS of Earth.

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/HDEV/

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu May 8, 2014, 07:47 AM (0 replies)

Look up

This Is A Video EVERYONE Needs To See


Posted by liberal N proud | Mon May 5, 2014, 07:22 AM (13 replies)

$25 for Overhead Bins?

Frontier Airlines Says Yes


Frontier Airlines, a no-frills airline, is now classifying overhead bins as a perk, and will start charging $25 for their use.

http://money.msn.com/money-video/default.aspx?from=sharepermalink&videoid=486e4659-3197-6508-f238-b11702225ea6&sf=Relevancy#1&src=v5:share:sharepermalink:
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Apr 30, 2014, 10:24 AM (83 replies)

Actor Bob Hoskins dead at 71



(Reuters) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose roles ranged from London gangsters to FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover and who starred opposite a cast of cartoon characters in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", has died after a bout of pneumonia, his publicist said on Wednesday.

He was 71.

A statement issued on behalf of his wife Linda and his children said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob. Bob died peacefully at hospital last night surrounded by family, following a bout of pneumonia."

Hoskins announced his retirement from acting in 2012, saying at the time that he was suffering from Parkinson's disease, an incurable muscular disorder.

http://news.msn.com/pop-culture/actor-bob-hoskins-dead-at-71-publicist
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Apr 30, 2014, 10:17 AM (1 replies)

Widow loses house over $6 (Yes Six Dollars)

A widow was given ample notice before her $280,000 house was sold at a tax auction three years ago over $6.30 in unpaid interest, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled.

The decision last week turned down Eileen Battisti's request to reverse the September 2011 sale of her home outside Aliquippa in western Pennsylvania.

"I paid everything, and didn't know about the $6.30," Battisti said. "For the house to be sold just because of $6.30 is crazy."

Beaver County Common Pleas Judge Gus Kwidis wrote that the county tax claim bureau complied with notification requirements in state law before the auction. She had previously owed other taxes, but at the time of the sale she owed just $235, including other interest and fees.

"There is no doubt that (she) had actual receipt of the notification of the tax upset sale on July 7, 2011, and Aug. 16, 2011," the judge wrote. "Moreover, on Aug. 12, 2011, a notice of sale was sent by first class mail and was not returned."

The property sold for about $116,000, and most of that money will be paid to Battisti if further appeals are unsuccessful. An attorney for the purchaser did not return a phone message on Monday.


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/widow-who-lost-home-over-6-had-ample-notice-judge-n91881


Cliven Bundy lives off public land for 20 years and continues to do so, while a widow gets kicked out of her own house for $6?

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Apr 29, 2014, 12:40 PM (3 replies)

Who is threatening Harry Reid?

Capitol Police Probing Threatening Statements Against Harry Reid

Federal law enforcement officials are investigating threatening statements made in recent days against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

The investigation comes nearly two weeks after Reid, D-Nev., called controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters "domestic terrorists."

Bundy, who led an armed confrontation with federal rangers over a land dispute and was later praised as a patriot by some conservative commentators, drew condemnation last week for comments widely criticized as racist. In the wake of Bundy's remarks, Reid excoriated the rancher.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/capitol-police-probing-threatening-statements-against-harry-reid-n91926

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Apr 29, 2014, 06:51 AM (2 replies)

Warren Buffett does not think that $7.25 an hour is enough to live on...

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Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Apr 24, 2014, 03:26 PM (8 replies)

They may not like it, but they don't want to repeal it - Obamacare in the South

Southerners Don’t Like Obamacare. They Also Don’t Want to Repeal It.

Despite strong dislike of President Obama’s handling of health care, a majority of people in three Southern states – Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina – would rather that Congress improve his signature health care law than repeal and replace it, according to a New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

The poll also found that a majority of Kentucky residents – and a plurality in a fourth state, Arkansas — said they thought the health care marketplace in their state was working well, even as they expressed strong disapproval of the health care law. More than twice as many Kentuckians say their state exchange is working well than say it is not.

The findings in the four states — all with political races that could tip the balance of power in the Senate — underscore the complex and often contradictory views of Mr. Obama’s principal domestic legislation four years after it became law.

“I’m a Republican, but I’m tired of them saying ‘Repeal, repeal, repeal,' ” Ms. Broome, 53, said in a follow-up interview.


Forgot the link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/health/health-law-repeal-has-little-support-poll-finds.html?emc=edit_th_20140424&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45299538

Why is it they truly don't like it? The media is partially blamed here, imagine that!

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Apr 24, 2014, 06:45 AM (2 replies)

First American man to win Boston Marathon since 1983

Meb Keflezighi added Boston to a resume that includes the New York City Marathon title in 2009 and a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics.

Keflezighi completed the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to the finish on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay on Monday in a personal-best 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. He held off Kenya's Wilson Chebet, who finished 11 seconds behind.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/meb-keflezighi-becomes-first-american-man-to-win-boston-marathon-since-1983-042114?gt1=39002

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Apr 21, 2014, 03:01 PM (1 replies)
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