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The bank and wall street are giving themselves 95 billion in bonuses!

http://other98.com/wall-street-give-your-bonuses-to-the-people-you-made-homeless/

The only thing I can think of to do is sign this petition and others like it. And maybe other ideas?

And check out the book for these greedy rat bastards, "How to spend it." Be the Financial Times. A book that explains how these pathetically rich people can spend their money, (I guess to avoid paying taxes)

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“Wall Street is about to give themselves $94.11 Billion – with a B – in holiday bonuses, even as they continue to dodge jail time for their ongoing crime spree!”1HUH? Wall Street megabanks forced ten million people out of their homes due to the foreclosure crisis, while spending 2013 dodging the law for the blatant financial fraud that left folks homeless.2


HOW? Ten banks kicked off 2013 by paying $8.5 billion to settle complaints that they improperly foreclosed on homeowners3; in the summer, Bank of America was charged with rewarding employees who pushed the MOST people into foreclosure4; and then JPMorgan Chase rounded off the year by paying $13BN in fines to make fraud complaints go away.5


WHY? That $91.44 Billion a year could go a very long way towards undoing the vast damage done by Wall Street’s megabanks that have engaged in megafraud, not to mention go quite a long way towards curbing American homelessness in general.


How insane is our Wall Street bonus situation? Wall Street bankers are running out of ideas of how to spend the money. That’s not a joke: the Financial Times publishes “How To Spend It” magazine to help stumped Wall Street bankers figure out what to do with their fat bonus checks.


Megabankers might not spend too much time outside of the financial district, but we do, and we know that bankers are unbelievably unpopular right now. So, we’re asking them to do the right thing: give their bonuses to the people they made homeless. It doesn’t take a genius to know this is good PR – it’s a win/win for the banks!


Are you the kind of nerd, like us, who wants more details and sources? Read on!


We weren’t joking about $91.44 Billion putting us on the road to ending homelessness for good.

Seriously: The National Affordable Housing Trust is a program that, if funded for $30 billion a year for 10 years, could END homelessness in America.

The banks could pay for the first two years of funding with one year of bonuses alone!6 Meanwhile, public housing – y’know, the place that the foreclosed have largely been pushed into? – has needed $21 Billion in repairs for a long time.7 That means $10.44 Billion left over – more than enough bonuses for every Wall Street banker to take many, many, many trips to Disney World, or whatever Wall Street bankers spend their money on. (Ahem.)
Sources:

- See more at: http://other98.com/wall-street-give-your-bonuses-to-the-people-you-made-homeless/#sthash.WhrcIIKq.dpuf

So in a little thread over on FB someone posted a picture of the sign language imposter

at Mandela's Memorial service.

The first person said it was hysterical.


And the second person said: "That's about par for this administration."


A funny song/video about brain farts.

God I hate saying this and it will probably be removed which is fine.

but we all know there will be another mass shooting in the future. So that being true I would wish that it would happen to the republicans in congress.

I am not trying to incite violence here. I was just thinking about how these people's motivation is to spend their time taking as much food and shelter and education and health care from children as they can. And how after the second largest mass shooting in this country happened to children these people's motivation was to spend their time and energy making sure that this would happen again in the future.

The ironic thing is they all work behind metal detectors.

It just seems like it would be poetic justice.

ibtl

I know I'm a pest with the petitions but this one.......

http://www.change.org/petitions/sign-here-tell-40-limbaugh-sponsors-clear-channel-cumulus-we-will-not-buy-support-misogyny-racism-or-hate-speech?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_message_notice

A reminder of some of the things he has said.

"If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch."

~Rush Limbaugh, during a three day, on air, verbal attack of then unknown law student, Sandra Fluke. He also called her a 'slut' and a 'prostitute'. She was advocating for insurance covered birth control. Video



"Now, this is Michael J. Fox. He's got Parkinson's disease. And in this commercial, he is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He is moving all around and shaking. And it's purely an act."

~Limbaugh, while also making erratic motions with his arms and hands mocking Mr. Fox.



"There is a movement on to normalize pedophilia, and I guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same as your reaction when you first heard about gay marriage. What has happened to gay marriage? It’s become normal — and in fact, with certain people in certain demographics it’s the most important issue in terms of who they vote for. So don’t pooh-pooh. There’s a movement to normalize pedophilia..” ~ Limbaugh



"Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?"

~Limbaugh, while holding up a photograph of 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton.



"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble (African American) Jesse Jackson?" -Limbaugh



"You Know How to Stop Abortion? Require That Each One Occur With a Gun" ~Limbaugh



Hundreds of similar quotes have been documented. By signing this petition, we are sending a clear message to the networds that carry The Rush Limbaugh Show (Clear Channel/iHeart Radio and Cumulus) and we are letting Limbaugh's sponsors know that we do not want the money we use to buy products and services, to support Limbaugh in any way.



Copies of this petition and signatures are sent to the sponsors by email, with each new 500 signatures added. As well as boycotting these companies, you can also use this information to personally contact any of these companies to voice your concerns.



The sponsor list changes often. All sponosrs listed here have advertised with Rush Limbaugh wtihin the last 90 days.

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email from Alan Grayson asking for donations

http://alangraysonemails.tumblr.com/post/69532904646/please-read-this-if-you-didnt-donate-this-weekend

This year, I have passed more amendments in the U.S. House of Representatives than any other Member of Congress. According to Slate magazine, I’m the most effective Member of Congress.

Last year, I passed no amendments. Why? Because I wasn’t in Congress. The Republicans beat me in 2010, spending more than $5 million in sewer money to inundate my district with lying negative ads.

As I pointed out to you in e-mails on Friday and Saturday, it can happen again. In fact, it looks like it is happening again. The Republicans are already spewing their nasty filth against me, calling me an “Obamacare co-conspirator.”

As I explained in those e-mails, The Washington Post recently reported that the National Republican Congressional Committee is targeting me. That word – “targeting” – is their word, not mine.

When you are a “targeted” House Democrat, it means that the other side is planning to spend $5 million or more to defeat you. You can take my word for it, because it happened to me before. And it worked. I was out of office. For two years, I wandered in the wilderness.

When you are out of office, there ain’t nothing you can do for nobody. Think of liberal lions like Dennis Kucinich, Barney Frank, Russ Feingold. Think of how much they accomplished in office. And then think of what they accomplished afterward.

How much would Elizabeth Warren be able to achieve if she had lost her Senate race?

Since I put out the word on Friday night, we have received over $100,000 in contributions and pledges, from well over 1000 people. That’s great, and I’m grateful. But that’s not enough to counter $5 million. If you didn’t contribute this weekend, then I need you to do that now.

And as I’ve explained before, the most effective way to do that is to make a monthly pledge. Just $10 or $20 or $25 each month – it adds up. It makes a difference, a huge difference. Every dollar counts.

We are fighting for justice, equality and peace. We are paying attention, we are working hard, and we are getting things done. And because of that, I am under attack. I need your help, and I need it today.

I know you are counting on me. Well, it works both ways. I’m counting on you. Please don’t let me down.

Courage,

Rep. Alan Grayson

Is this Sherpa calculator for Obamacare accurate???

Is this Sherpa calculator for Obamacare accurate???

I plugged in for a family of 4: 10,000 40,000 50,000 and 100,000 and it says every time that "you make too much to qualify for ACH and the price they quote is around 7,000 annually for different companies for the cost.

This is nothing like the Keiser foundation's calculator nor what I have heard on this site. The premiums are way high compared to Keiser.

I then did a Google search and found nothing bad about them and Daily Kos saying they were great.

I am confused.

Sherpa site - http://www.thehealthsherpa.com/

Keiser site - http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/

The doctor's office just told me that they were not allowed to call in

an antibiotic because it was FL. law. They are full of crap because my pulmonary doctor will call in a prescription as long as he is in his office and has access to my files.

My family doctor also has access to my files. I have had asthma since I am a little kid and if I go to long without an antibiotic after a bad cold I know I'm headed to the hospital.

I feel as if they are doing this now because they just want the money from you coming in.

I could not find any laws in FL saying this was regulated. It says they are over-prescribed but not that it was illegal.

I sound sick as a dog.

Is this Sherpa calculator for Obamacare accurate???

I plugged in for a family of 4: 10,000 40,000 50,000 and 100,000 and it says every time that "you make too much to qualify for ACH and the price they quote is around 7,000 annually.

This is nothing like the Keiser foundation's calculator nor what I have heard on this site. The premiums are way high.

I then did a Google search and found nothing bad about them and Daily Kos saying they were great.

I am confused.



Can we please start a campaign to bring back Martin Bashir?

I just posted this on my FB page after someone brought up Martin Bashir. I'm going to call and write and and join the group, "Bring back Martin Bashir"

We all should start a telephone and writing campaign to get him back on the air. (212) 664-6605 http://www.msnbc.com/contact

I just found this group on their website. You can join and post your comments. It may be good if you say you will no longer watch MSNBC, (whatever, just say it) because companies don't want to loose patrons. http://bashirlive.groups.msnbc.com/
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