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This came in my mail today. I'm happy about it.

This is the first real attempt at getting rid of Citizen's United that I have seen. I'm sure most people in this country would sign it if they were told what it is and had the opportunity.

EndCitizensUnited.org

Thanks for signing on as a citizen co-sponsor of the Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United!

Will you help us keep up our momentum by forwarding this and asking three friends to join you as a co-sponsor?

http://act.endcitizensunited.org/Co-Sponsor

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5OO,OOO Co-Sponsors Needed: Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United >>

Years ago a horrifying thought popped in my head.

"What if I wake up someday and I am a pedophile"

We all know that these types of attractions feel sick to us. But to some they are natural. Why? Well pedophilia is a mental illness, (something I did not know or didn't consider) and people are born with mental illnesses.

And then this article has a bold quote, "Nobody chooses to be a pedophile"

We all know how many different types of groups of people that quote applies to.

Now I have found much more information from an article on the Daily Beast.



There is much evidence now to show that pedophiles are born with certain abnormalities in their brains. They also believe that prevention would probably work but since in the 1990's people in the psychiatric field are obligated to report if a person shares that they have these types of urges. So most of the men, (90% of all molesters) studied are incarcerated or have been.

Also the part where the molester is considered to be "grooming" the child is not as much of a calculated set of actions as it is something that that is inherent in the workings of their brains. When they were asked what age they felt when they were in the act of molestation most of them said they felt the same age as the child. It makes you think of the man hanging around the playground as interested in the children as much as playing with the equipment.

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" on average, pedophiles have an IQ that is 10 points lower than the average population, they are 2.5 centimeters shorter, and they are significantly more likely not to be right-handed (i.e., they’re left-handed or ambidextrous). Non-right handedness has been shown to occur more often among people with both autism and schizophrenia, two “clearly biologically based” psychiatric conditions".

(This part hit me in the head)
 “We don’t know why we experience the sexual desires that we do. For so long, we’ve looked at it as if it’s simply a moral issue—people are supposed to have certain attractions—and often society said if you experience a different kind of sexual temptation or feelings, you’re not as morally worthy a person,” 


" Using brain-scanning technology, he discovered significant differences in the white matter—the substance that connects one brain region to another—of pedophile versus non-pedophile brains (both groups were composed of convicted criminals, to rule out the confounding variable of criminality). In the pedophile group, Cantor found significantly less white matter in two different regions, suggesting a connection deficit."


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/06/what-science-reveals-about-pedophilia.html

Personally as far as everything other than someone acting on an impulse I think that I am going to practice more compassion for the person behind the pedophile. Nobody is born a monster.

The clean climate change plan

I'm glad to see some good news for a change. I hope that these changes do not have to be approved by congress.


CLEAN POWER PLAN

THE CLEAN POWER PLAN
The Clean Power Plan sets achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. By setting these goals and enabling states to create tailored plans to meet them, the Plan will:


PROTECT THE HEALTH OF AMERICAN FAMILIES. IN 2030, IT WILL:

Prevent up to 3,600 premature deaths
Prevent 1,700 non-fatal heart attacks
Prevent 90,000 asthma attacks in children
Prevent 300,000 missed workdays and schooldays
BOOST OUR ECONOMY BY:

Leading to 30 percent more renewable energy generation
in 2030
Creating tens of thousands of jobs
Continuing to lower the costs of renewable energy

SAVE THE AVERAGE AMERICAN FAMILY:

Nearly $85 a year on their energy bills in 2030
Save enough energy to power 30 million homes
in 2030
Save consumers $155 billion from 2020-2030
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There is also a button where you can see what is happening in your state.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/climate-change

A cross post from the MH Information group. I need information

but it is a personal type so I am not sure where to put this. Anyway here it is, If anyone can help I would be very appreciative.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1260928

I have been trying to about 1.5 years to lose weight and zero and I think it is a med.

I even joined a gym about 3 weeks ago and have a trainer once a week. I do about 20 minutes on the bicycle and then weight train on the machines. I end up sweating all over. I have been going 3-4 times/week

And I have lost ZERO pounds. I have cut down on my eating and gone for things like no fat yogurt. I have had my times with cake but I did that before the exercises.

So I started going through my medicines and I found on called Mirapex , (Pramipexole) that I take for restless legs and that one I have been on for about 2 years. It does say weight gain can be a side affect.

I'm going to stop it and find something I can take if I have a bad attack of that hellish symptom.

My question is: Has anyone ever taken this and gained weight?

Or is there a list somewhere that tells you what drugs do not make you gain weight?

Thanks so much!

Can someone check my math please?

The problem as I see it is tax breaks to the top .1% and 1% and maybe the top 10%. The top .1% owns 90% of this country's wealth! And you can't tell me that billionaires are going to hurt with an extra 1% on their taxes, (most have their money in funds that they do not have to pay taxes on. Mitt Romney only paid 15% on all his money in the year that he ran for president.)

If the 615 billionaires, (from Google), were taxes just an amount to equal 1 billion (1% or .01% I can't get the number from the calculator) the amount going to the government would be 615,000,000 million.

SNAP - Food Stamps benefits cost the government about 74 billion. And that leaves 541 billion left for the government to spend on roads, education, and a host of other things that we now do not have the money to spend on.

AND WHAT IS SO UNFAIR ABOUT THAT IS, Walmart pays its employees, (along with most of the other box stores) about $8/hour. They are the working poor and they have to get food stamps to eat!

Does anyone here remember a video of a man at a pulpit

saying things that people did that were very bigoted and you thought he was talking about one group of people and in the end he reveilles that he is speaking of another minority group.

It was shocking to realize that your beliefs were the same just against a new group.

I keep trying to find it on Youtube and can't

The NRA's travel agency that takes people to kill big game needs to get emails and calls

They have it in small letters that they take people over to Africa, (to kill animals like lions, Elephants, Giraffes and other rare and amazing animals although they don't say that exactly)

http://tinyurl.com/ozeh3lx

Here is their email. info@nraoutdoors.com


And some other information

BOOK A HUNT TODAY!

Contact us at:

NRA Hunter Services
510 West Atlanta Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 258-7817
info@nraoutdoors.com

Let's give this information out to as many people as possible. Maybe a bunch of emails and phone calls might cram their system.

I'd like to apologize for the thread I started and explain a little why I did it

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026971936#post41

This is the thread and I used information from a right winged site. I thought I had looked and found a qualified source like CBS but apparently I didn't.

I have this thing where I literally go to sleep right in the middle of reading a sentence. Then I force myself awake and fall right back to sleep. I have even fallen asleep standing up. It happened at the bank a couple days ago and the teller kind of yelled a little loud and said she saw me nodding off.

And the thing is I don't want to go to bed. I want to continue reading and doing stuff even though I can barely function.

So I'm sorry for the bad OP.

I just was over checking the Obamacare calculator for a woman I just met

who has no insurance. I put in "Obamacare calculator' and the first few sites that say they are part of "Obamacare" wanted to know if the person had cancer, mental illness, Diabetes, Liver disease and other things and even if you were pregnant"

Can they add on extra costs for these things? Because I think if you go through the exchanges they don't ask you anything except if you smoke

I thought those things do not matter anymore!!! I finally found the Keiser Family calculator and that was helpful.

One of the started 'You yearly income' at $29.000.

It pisses me off that these companies are the first ones when you get to a google page about the AHC. I wish Google would take notice and put the actually government's page first
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