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oxymoron

Definition: A Moron who does a lot of Oxycontin..............



United Nations Calls for an End to Industrialized Farming


http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/27636-united-nations-calls-for-an-end-to-industrialized-farming#



In 2013, the United Nations announced that the world's agricultural needs can be met with localized organic farms. That's right, we do not need giant monocultures that pour, spray and coat our produce with massive amounts of poisons, only to create mutant pests and weeds while decimating pollinators and harming human health. Don't believe the hype: We do not need genetically modified foods "to feed the world."

From my experience, many of these - how shall we say it - "worker bees" (i.e the GMO salesmen) who spread this propaganda, actually believe conventional tactics are necessary to ensure food security. They've drunk the Kool-Aid and cannot envision another possibility. The changes threaten their very existence

Scott Walker: Denying health care to low-income people helps them 'Live the American Dream'

Defending his fellow Republican governors’ decision to block Medicaid expansion in their states, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Friday suggested that denying health coverage to additional low-income Americans helps more people “live the American Dream” because they won’t be “dependent on the American government.”

Walker has recently leveled some criticism at other GOP leaders for accepting Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion, saying they shouldn’t necessarily trust the government to come through with the federal funds to cover the policy. During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday, Walker was asked whether his position stemmed from an “ideological criticism,” and if he believes the handful of Republican governors implementing this provision of the health law are not “genuine conservatives.”


http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/11/14/3592511/scott-walker-medicaid-expansion/

And people voted for this guy? And we also voted to accept the medicaid money?

Something is seriously wrong in Wisconsin.........

World War II vet, 90, vows to continue fight to feed homeless amid Florida city ban

The 90-year-old Florida man who continues to break a new state law by feeding the homeless has become the catalyst for heated conversations between local government officials and charity organizations.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler alluded to the national attention that World War II veteran Arnold Abbott has brought to the city after the elderly man was twice issued citations in the same week in October for staging makeshift feeding stations for those in need. The two debated the controversial homeless feeding ordinance on local television Nov. 9.

Seiler said the new laws, which prohibit camping, panhandling, food-sharing and other “life-sustaining activities,” are in fact meant to provide the homeless with safe, secure and sanitary conditions where they could seek help.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/90-year-old-florida-man-continues-war-feeding-homeless-article-1.2008422

Dean: Scott Walker too immature to be a gov

http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/dean--scott-walker-too-immature-to-be-a-gov-356840003623


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is moving forward with a plan to drug test welfare recipients. The Morning Joe panel discusses.



Chaos breaks out in London

Russell Brand joins thousands of masked Guy Fawkes protesters in dramatic Bonfire Night demonstration

Russell Brand joined thousands of masked demonstrators in Westminster
British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood was also spotted among crowd
Riot police lined streets as protesters donned sinister Guy Fawkes masks
Officers drew batons as missiles, road signs and fireworks were launched
Crowd kicked over railings while chanting 'one solution, revolution'
Anti-capitalist group Anonymous wanted to create blockade in the capital
London march is part of a day of global demonstrations against austerity


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2822591/Chaos-breaks-London-Russell-Brand-joins-thousands-masked-Guy-Fawkes-protesters-dramatic-Bonfire-Night-demonstration.html#ixzz3IM0GhmPL







Too Pig to Fail...........



Did Elizabeth Warren Just Change Her Tune on Running for President?

Senator Elizabeth Warren gave an interview to People magazine for this week’s issue and was asked for roughly the thousandth time if she planned to run for president. But her answer to this query was different than all the others:

But is the freshman senator from Massachusetts herself on board with a run for the White House? Warren wrinkles her nose.

“I don’t think so,” she tells PEOPLE in an interview conducted at Warren’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, home for this week’s issue. “If there’s any lesson I’ve learned in the last five years, it’s don’t be so sure about what lies ahead. There are amazing doors that could open.”

She just doesn’t see the door of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue being one of them. Not yet, anyway. “Right now,” Warren says, “I’m focused on figuring out what else I can do from this spot” in the U.S. Senate.

As a veteran Warren-watcher, I can say with certainty this is more ambiguous than she’s ever been on the subject. “I don’t think so,” “amazing doors that could open,” and “right now” are the traditional vernacular of a someone flirting with a campaign—-and someone who wants you to know it.


http://www.thenation.com/blog/184657/did-elizabeth-warren-just-change-her-tune-running-president

Shocking New Report: Superrich Have Grabbed Half the World's Assets

October 21, 2014 |





According to a new report, the richest one percent have got their mitts on almost half the world's assets. Think that’s the end of the story? Think again. This is only the beginning.

The “ Global Annual Wealth Report,” freshly released by investment giant Credit Suisse, analyzes the shocking trend of growing wealth inequality around the world. What the researchers find is that global wealth has increased every year since 2008, and that personal wealth seems to be rising at the fastest rate ever recorded, much of it driven by strong equity markets. But the benefits of this growth have largely been channeled to those who are already affluent. While the restaurant workers in America struggled to achieve wages of $10 an hour for their labor, those invested in equities saw their wealth soar without lifting a finger. So it goes around the world.

The bottom half of the world’s people now own less than 1 percent of total wealth, and they’re struggling to hold onto even that minuscule portion. On the other hand, the wealthiest 10 percent have accumulated a staggering 87 percent of global assets. The top percentile has 48.2 percent of the world wealth. For now.

http://www.alternet.org/economy/shocking-new-report-superrich-have-grabbed-half-worlds-assets

Warren Stumps for Mary Burke

This is an awesome stump speech for Mary in Milwaukee on the 11th of October

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