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So what does it mean when some GOP declares Obamacare a failure and all the R's cheer?

It is obvious to a 2 year old that they wanted that to happen right? So how on earth can anyone say they care about their country?

It also means that they absolutely care more about politics, money and winning more than they care about the welfare of the American people and especially American children

(They don't love America)

WARNING GRAPHIC!!!! In the poorest parts of Africa people are infected with a flea that becomes

a worm that burrows down into their skin and eats the tissue of the feet and hands.

I have never seen such suffering of a group of people. I have posted a video that shows them digging out these jiggers. The poor man has actual holes in his feet and has lost tissue and toenails.

I am writing about this because there is a website where you can donate money to their cause. I read the comments and the doctor in charge is asking people to help.

I know there are so many good people here at DU and there has to be some donations from here.

Here is the website that explains what they are doing and where you can donate if you want.


And here is a video of them digging out the jiggers on one man's feet.

Besides Recovery International I have been getting a lot of help

from Buddhist teachings. They are so practical and the goal is happiness and we do it by being kind but also to stop wanting things. Because when we want something we are not that peaceful and when we get it it only lasts a short while.

So the talks go in depth into what Buddha said about how to be happy.

You do not have to be Buddhist to learn from Buddhist teachings!!

I hope this helps someone.

You are all great!

Considering the new information about the lack of adequate anti-depression

medications not being very successful I wanted to share two things.

First, many years ago I had horrible scary thoughts that wouldn't go away, panic attacks, and depression. I had been treated unsuccessfully with Elavil and drugs like that.

Finally a doctor put me on Nardil which is an MAO inhibitor, (there are safer ones now that they tell you about at the link) Anyway it was miraculous. It took about 6 weeks but I woke up one day and the world was brighter, I was interested in things, I read the newspaper from cover to cover, (I am bipolar so it kind of shot me too far up but that was finally dealt with. I have heard about people coming out of depression and colors looks brighter and that was true for me.

So if anyone is treatment resistant maybe you can get information and give it to your doctor, (I wouldn't wait for the doctor - too many don't care enough)


So (R) Tom Coburn was able to completely stop a vote for veterans health care

i.e. Mental health to help veterans stop committing suicide.

He did this by himself. HOW?

Seriously, I do not understand how.

Since learning about Kelsang Gyatso and what the NKT is doing I am finding

that I don't want to go to the NKT center by me, (I've been away for a couple weeks and the last time before that it was a conflict also.)

I have friends there. I have not met the new resident monk or nun but I know that one of the teachers understands why it is upsetting to me that no Dalai Lama pictures are allowed and how I feel the protesters are wrong in their actions. The other one knows too but she says the propaganda that the Gyatso spreads. She is very nice though and I like her and everyone there.

But the thought occurred to me about the money I give them and whether or not I am supporting something that is harmful to many people.

I have tried to communicate with these people who are actively trying to bring His holiness The Dalai Lama down and they are obviously completely brainwashed.

But the teachings they give on nights when anyone can come are always very good and I love meditating with people around and feeling the increased energy.

Just wanted to share that.

So the Duggars with their 18 kids successfully help remove a ban against

discrimination of people, (any people who they don't like)

They actually went out of their way to make lives harder for certain races, LGTB, the disabled etc.)

This is what michelle Duggar said in her robocall right before the election.

"Hello, this is Michelle Duggar. I’m calling to inform you of some shocking news that would affect the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children."

"The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men – yes I said men – to use womens and girls restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only. I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls. "

Change.org started a petition to the learning channel to pull them off the air.


Here are the results so far:

Share this petition
with 178,059 supporters
321,941 needed

The Duggars set up their own petition.



Here are the results.

Petition Closed
with 22 supporters
78 needed

It had 22 signatures and then they killed it!!!!

Please sign the petition to the Learning Channel. I would love it if they were made to pay for their mean spirited behavior. And parading around irresponsible parenting is not a family value.

A couple new amigurumi babies.

We are looking for a forever home for them. Are you the one?



The 537 blog says the FL has a 60% chance of winning


It looks neck and neck but he uses other information.

I pray that he is right

What does it mean to say 51% of exchange veterans don't plan to return for round two?

On the other hand, a slight majority of the exchange veterans (51 percent) say they don't plan to return for round two, which begins Nov. 15.

Do people have to sign up every year?????? And That does sound like a high number but at the link to bankrate they say it is kind of normal.

Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/health-insurance-poll-0914.aspx#ixzz3I4WjWYeo

It started with this story on Yahoo finance:


"More than half the people who enrolled in Obamacare last year don’t plan to sign up again—and that’s bad news for the president’s health care law.

A new Bankrate survey reveals that 53 percent of current Obamacare enrollees who signed up through the exchanges said they would not be enrolling for 2015. Their reason--“much higher prices for health plans.”


So I went to bankrate and found this:

"Obamacare users wary of new enrollment season
By Jay MacDonald • Bankrate.com

Those who experienced the rocky rollout of the Obamacare health exchanges firsthand are feeling nervous about prices and wary of technical glitches on the eve of the second open enrollment period, according to the latest Bankrate Health Insurance Pulse survey. All of the survey respondents were from households that used the exchanges during the initial open enrollment last fall and winter.

Within that group of respondents, a slight majority -- 52 percent -- report they had a positive experience, and 53 percent feel confident that the online health insurance marketplace will operate smoothly this time around. In an earlier Bankrate survey, only 39 percent of the general population expressed confidence that the exchanges will work well during the new signup season.

On the other hand, a slight majority of the exchange veterans (51 percent) say they don't plan to return for round two, which begins Nov. 15.

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