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Stuart G

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Member since: Tue Dec 18, 2007, 11:07 AM
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About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

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Peter Paul and Mary... "This Land Is Your Land".... written by Woodie Guthrie

Democrats' Plan Would Benefit Middle Class, Target Rich

Source: Huffington Post/ Rueters

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic congressional leaders plan on Monday to unveil proposed legislation to boost the middle class by giving many families a tax cut that would be countered by a fee on financial transactions and reduced tax benefits for the top 1 percent of earners, the Washington Post reported.

The plan, which Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland was to introduce, could create a windfall of about $1.2 trillion over a decade, the newspaper said. As much as $800 billion of that could come from a 0.1 percent fee on stock trades, mostly from high-volume transactions, Van Hollen told the Post.

The legislation calls for a "paycheck bonus" of $1,000 for individuals and $2,000 for married couples, a bonus of $250 for people who save at least $500 a year and reduced "marriage penalties" for couples.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/12/democrats-middle-class_n_6455140.htmlLink to source

Won't pass , but makes a statement as to what is important. The Republicans will make the case for taxing the rich less, and this tries to tax the rich more.

Sara Palin's picture of her son could end it for her.

You know, there is a certain honesty about it, but it shows what she really is...an uncaring person. And it could end it for her among many people, perhaps a huge percentage. Why? Because people who really love animals/and dogs cross all party lines. While it may not hurt the dog, anyone who looks at it, would ask this simple question,

"What kind of parent allows a child to step on a dog?"

and Sara will have to answer that question, let alone the one about taking a picture and posting it. That is the second question.

And Sara will have to answer those questions the rest of her life.

..Good...Now among her fans, it won't matter..but, I believe she will have far fewer fans after this. It is so clear from looking at the picture, ...just looking.....what kind of person Sara really is...

Who would let their son step on top of an animal for what ever reason?...and if so....what kind of person takes a picture of it...????

Last Night I Went to the Movies...It was a Wonderful Time....

It was an old movie, playing Christmas Eve in a fairly new movie theater, and it was a new print of the movie. I got there early enough to get a great seat in the fifth row, but that seat was elevated enough, and far enough from the screen, so that my eyes were in perfect alignment with the screen. The screen enveloped my vision. My entire view ahead was this huge screen. The sound was clear and not too loud. Just right..and the movie came on.. "It's A Wonderful Life" ..In a movie theater, black and white film, with 50 to 75 other people out that night in 39 degree cloudy weather...

And I really enjoyed this experience. From the beginning to the end.. that film took me away to that man and his family's view of what dealing with others is all about. Mr Potter, the villain, was the antithesis of this family, Potter was so full of hate and greed that it flowed into all of us watching. At the end, everything was ok, as I knew it would be. I had seen it so many times that I lost count, as had the people in front of me who I talked briefly with. We had all seen it before, but this time seemed like the first. That film shows what humanity can strive for and I had a wonderful time.

One last thought.....seeing it on the big screen was an event in itself. That is how movies are really meant to be experienced.

Lindsey Graham On Death Of NYC Police Officers: 'I Blame The Shooter'

Source: Talking Points Memo

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday avoided blaming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) for the shooting of two police officers in Brooklyn.

On CBS' "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer asked Graham about a tweet from former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) placing blame on de Blasio and Attorney General Eric Holder.

"I blame the shooter and nobody else," Graham responded.

When Schieffer asked Graham if he thought the shooting was linked to cases like the death of Eric Garner, the senator criticized the "tone" used by some leaders.

"I think the mayor of New York has probably undercut his cops, and the attorney general is trying to walk a fine line. What happened in Missouri, I understand why the cop had to defend himself. When you see the video in New York - did that man really have to die? But the tone they’re setting around the rhetoric regarding the cops incites crazy people, but I blame the shooter," Graham said.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/graham-blame-shooter-nyc-officers

Every once in a while, even a broken clock tells the correct time. Graham has said something correct...."....but I blame the shooter," is what he said..forget the rest of what was said..those four words are the truth,.... and all the rest of those who are blaming anyone other than the shooter, are lying assholes..

Walgreens Removes Hanukkah Wrapping Paper Covered with Swastikas

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Ahiza Garcia Published December 9, 2014, 4:49 PM EST

A woman in Los Angeles discovered a swastika in the design of a roll of wrapping paper while she was shopping on Saturday in the Hanukkah section of a Walgreens, television station KNBC reported.

"I couldn't believe my eyes, I had no idea what to do," Cheryl Shapiro told the station.

Shapiro initially tried to reach her rabbi but was eventually able to get the rolls removed after complaining to the store's managers, KNBC reported.

"I told them I wanted this taken off the shelves immediately - not just your store, but national," Shapiro told the station. "I was really putting my foot down because I was appalled by this."

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/swastika-hanukkah-wrapping-paper

When you think you have seen it all, some if it is truly unbelievable. A picture of the wrapping paper is at the link.

Ammendment VIII ...U.S Constitution..."Cruel and Unusual Punshiments Inflicted"..

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

You be the judge...was what Bush and Cheney did...."cruel and unusual punishments inflicted" ?

Also from the U.S. Constitution...

"The Constitution is the supreme law of the land.."
Article Six, Clause two..

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding."

The Supremacy Clause is the provision in Article Six, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution that establishes the United States Constitution, federal statutes, and treaties as "the supreme law of the land." It provides that these are the highest form of law in the United States legal system, and mandates that all state judges must follow federal law when a conflict arises between federal law and either a state constitution or state law of any state.

Are Bush and Cheney above the U.S. Constitution??

An Ugly Story About Fixing Wages in the Animation Industry..Huffi Post, and Bloomberg News:

Evidently, the Animation Industry's Giants: Pixar, Disney, Blue Sky, DreamWorks, and others ganged up to fix wages of most workers under the guise of a "no poaching agreement". This is a very complex read, but even in this so called "creative" world, the bosses do not want to pay the workers any more a few big shots decide.. A law suit is exposing this. At first it looks like something called, "poaching" but it is really about fixing the wages of many workers and eliminate wage competition. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple "helped to establish...no-poaching pact in his role as co-founder of Pixar."

First link where I discovered this was at Huffington Post under this title:
"Bombshell Documents Reveal Evidence Of Wage-Fixing By Major Hollywood Animation Studios"

but a more complete story and a history of this so called " Poaching" can be found at this link at Bloomberg News. Please go there for the information..It is quite ugly.


from the article:

"The first new complaint was filed a month later, naming DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., Walt Disney Co. and three of its units and two Sony Corp. units as defendants. Employees of those companies alleged that Steve Jobs, who figures as a central player in the Silicon Valley case as co-founder of Apple, helped establish the animation industry no-poaching pact in his role as co-founder of Pixar. "

Goodell Lied, That is Why Rice was Reinstated, The media is playing it wrong..On purpose...

Rice told the truth at the first meeting, and Roger Goodell lied about it. It was not the terms of the suspension, it was the lie that the NFL Commissioner told to the league about what had transpired in the elevator...
.The headlines I have seen focused on the reinstatement, not the lie of Goodell. The lead should be about the liar. Clearly that should cost him his job, immediately..

Think Progress, and AP, to see the story, you need to scroll down a little:

Following the release of the video, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell claimed that Rice misled the league about what had transpired in the elevator. Goodell told CBS News that “when we met with Ray Rice and his representatives, it was ambiguous about what actually happened.” He said in a league letter that the video depicted an incident that was “starkly different” than the account relayed to him by Ray Rice.

Goodell said the “new information” in the video to justify revising Rice’s punishment and suspended him indefinitely.

But a federal judge, in an arbitration proceeding, rejected Goodell’s claims and found that Rice was truthful in the June proceeding. U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones found that “Rice did not mislead the Commissioner at the June 16th meeting, and therefore, that the imposition of a second suspension based on the same incident and the same known facts about the incident, was arbitrary.” Jones found that the Commissioner was not “fair or consistent” in his punishment. She also admonished the league for their failure to take domestic violence more seriously, prior to a public backlash.

ESPN personality Bill Simmons was suspended in October for calling Goodell “a liar.” Simmons claim, however, was backed up by ESPN’s own reporting and, now, a federal judge


The New York Times, this morning, calls them "missteps"..in its headline this morning..(on the front page)
Sports of The Times ..He is a public liar, not a person who makes "missteps"
Ray Rice Ruling Highlights Roger Goodell’s Missteps

An arbitrator’s overturning of Rice’s suspension put yet another crack in the credibility and authority of the N.F.L. commissioner.
Ray Rice Wins Reinstatement to N.F.L. in Arbitration

List of the Best Animated Films, your favorites, or whatever you enjoy and love to watch..

Some are dramatic, some are strange, and some are just for fun....Some are musical and some are..beyond weird ...
Oh...and some are very sexual...So, I will start with a few..then elaborate later..I love animation and ...well I love cartoons..

1. Fantasia...first one
2. Iron Giant
3. Rango
4. Toy Story...all three.
5. ..a short ...called..Duck Amuck...staring Daffy Duck
6.....a short ... Fast and Furry-ous ...First Road Runner Cartoon.

have fun..!!!

oh..and you can list one, or many ...or even half animated, and half life action..(Mary Poppins for example)
Whatever you like...it works....
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