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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..

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Alaska GOP er Apologizes for Calling Breastfeading ..Smart and Sexy

Source: Talking Points Memo

– April 15, 2014, 7:22 PM EDT

An Alaska Republican state lawmaker apologized after calling breastfeeding "smart and sexy" in a press release publicizing her resolution.

The Republican House majority sent out a press release Monday titled "Smart and Sexy: Legislature Encourages Hospitals to Promote Breastfeeding," according to political blogger Amanda Coyne.

On Tuesday, Rep. Shelley Hughes (R) issued an apology for the press release, according to the Huffington Post.

"My intent was to draw attention to this incredibly important issue. Unfortunately, this is not the kind of attention I hoped to receive. I take full responsibility for the headline. I apologize for the poor choice of words, and am sorry if I offended anyone," she said in a statement.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/alaska-lawmakers-apology-breastfeeding-comment

Huge "Big Boy" Steam Locomotive Coming Back to Life


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

It's been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more efficient diesels, but now it's coming back to life. The Union Pacific Railroad is embarking on a yearslong restoration project that will put No. 4014 back to work pulling special excursion trains.

"It's sort of like going and finding the Titanic or something that's just very elusive, nothing that we ever thought would happen," said Jim Wrinn, editor of Trains, a magazine that covers the railroad industry.

"Something that's so large and powerful and magnificent, we didn't think any of them would ever come back," he said.

No one who knows about steam locomotives could have believed that one of these huge "Big Boys" would ever run again. An amazing project.

"Three Ways the Nevada Rancher Could Wind Up Behind Bars." Think Progress


Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy speaks like a man from another century. In an interview with conservative radio host Dana Loesch, Bundy claims that “this is a sovereign state of Nevada.” Though he swears that he will “abide by all of Nevada state laws,” he adds that “I don’t recognize United States Government as even existing.”

Last week, that idiosyncratic belief nearly triggered a violent conflict with federal officials. For two decades, those officials have tried and failed to keep Bundy from illegally grazing his cattle on federal land. They’ve obtained three court orders — one of them as long ago as 1998 — requiring Bundy to remove his cattle from federal land. The more recent orders, both from 2013, gave Bundy 45 days to comply or else “ _______________________________________________________________________

(from the article.. see all at link

1) Contempt of Court:
The normal sanction when a person subject to a court order refuses to comply with it is contempt of court. Contempt, according to a manual provided to federal prosecutors, is “an act of disobedience or disrespect towards the judicial branch of the government, or an interference with its orderly process.” By law, federal courts may “punish by fine or imprisonment, or both” when someone engages in “isobedience or resistance to its lawful writ, process, order, rule, decree, or command.”

2) Criminal Charges for Threats To Federal Officers

Federal law provides that anyone who “threatens to assault, kidnap, or murder, a United States official, a United States judge a Federal law enforcement officer . . . with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with such official, judge, or law enforcement officer while engaged in the performance of official duties, or with intent to retaliate against such official, judge, or law enforcement officer on account of the performance of official duties” may be fined or imprisoned for up to 10 years (although a threat to assault carries a maximum sentence of only 6 years). So, if Bundy or his supporters threatened federal officials or law enforcement officers who were enforcing the court order against him, they could have committed a serious crime.

5-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots 2 Children At S.C. Birthday Party

Talking Points Memo

Caitlin MacNeal – April 14, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

A 5-year old on Saturday accidentally shot and killed a 7-year-old and injured a 5-year old at a Gaston, S.C. birthday party, police told WOLO TV.

The child accidentally took a loaded rifle from the trunk of a car while looking for a toy gun that was also in the vehicle, according to investigators.

The bullet hit the 7-year-old girl in the chest and the 5-year-old in the arm, the Lexington County police told WOLO News.

Investigators did not know whether they would be pressing any charges

Navajo Families Receive Electricity For the First Time.

Yahoo News, AP


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Life has become a little easier for Margie and Alvin Tso.

The couple who raised eight children in the LeChee area of the Navajo Nation did so without a power line running to their home. For Margie Tso, that meant laundering clothes in a tub with a washboard and cooking food on a wood stove. The children did homework under the light of a kerosene or gas lamp and did not have television.

At night, the lights from a nearby power plant illuminated their ranch, but decades would pass before a power line was extended to their home. When Margie Tso heard of a project to connect her home and dozens of others to the power grid, she watched as each power pole came closer and closer. On Monday, the Tsos had electricity for the first time.

Their children "grew up a little bit on the rough side, and so did we along with them," Margie Tso told The Associated Press. "But we made it through, and now we're going to enjoy these lights."

Electricity is a basic necessity in most people's lives but one that is considered a luxury on portions of the Navajo Nation. Across the 27,000 square-mile reservation that extends into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, an estimated 15,000 homes do not have electricity, said Deenise Becenti, a spokeswoman for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.

Nevada Cattle Rancher..vs Waco...

Let's say they fought it out...ok....?????

Do youremember this....Waco ??? ....(.February 28 and April 19, 1993.)

The incident began when the ATF attempted to raid the ranch. An intense gun battle erupted, resulting in the deaths of four agents and six Branch Davidians. Upon the ATF's failure to raid the compound, a siege was initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the standoff lasting 51 days. Eventually, the FBI launched an assault and initiated a tear gas attack in an attempt to force the Branch Davidians out. During the attack, a fire engulfed Mount Carmel Center and 76 men, women, and children,
Much dispute remains as to the actual events of the siege. A particular controversy ensued over the origin of the fire; a government investigation concluded in 2000 that sect members themselves had started the fire. The events at Waco were cited as the primary motivation for the perpetrators of the Oklahoma City bombing that took place exactly two years later in 1995.(.bombing killed 168 people and injured more than 680 others).....(April 19, 1995)


So, avoiding even the possibility of something like Waco, is in my opinion, a very good thing. Lots of talk, no one hurt.. Let people talk. When we avoid even the possibility of lots of deaths, and worse, that is wisdom...
Maybe, we have learned something.

George W Bush,"Art" and "Dirty Jokes"

I believe that this "Art" crap is a tool by the mainstream media to somehow resurrect the name of Bush. Further, I do not believe that the former Iraq Invasion "decider" has the brains to come up with the idea to be an "artist." I think he was advised after a time, that this would be the best way to somehow get the name Bush renewed and raised up. An "artist" is a quiet kind of person that stays out of the lime light. Present the "so called art" give a decent speech or two, not written by him, and take away the stigma and hate he created. He is an "artist". Let us judge his "art" .. Make the way for his brother, Jeb. The mainstream media goes along. Dick the devil takes a little of the heat now and then, and the name Bush is raised up. He is ok, he is an "artist" now...even tells a joke or two.... Nope..

George W Bush is a liar and a killer. Tens of thousands lost their lives due to him. He did it and he should be tried and convicted. Not looked up in any way. He and the media are out to con the U.S again. Not Me.

If any doubts exist that Rumsfeld is an idiot, read this quote:

The actual quote:

''We know there are known knowns: there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns: that is to say we know there are things we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know.''

—Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Defense Department briefing, Fe. 12, 2002

GOP Grapples with The Unsettling Fear that Obamacare May Succeed

Talking Points Memo:

Sahil Kapur – April 7, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT


"In light of Obamacare achieving its goal of 7 million initial insurance sign-ups, William Kristol's 1993 memo urging his party to block health care reform at all costs seems prescient. In it, the then-GOP operative's message was remarkably candid: it's a "serious political threat to the Republican Party."

Kristol argued that it would cast Democrats as protectors of the middle class and "strike a punishing blow" to GOP ideals about the evils of government.

"The long-term political effects of a successful Clinton health care bill will be even worse -- much worse," Kristol wrote. "It will relegitimize middle-class dependence for 'security' on government spending and regulation. It will revive the reputation of the party that spends and regulates, the Democrats, as the generous protector of middle-class interests. And it will at the same time strike a punishing blow against Republican claims to defend the middle class by restraining government."

Two decades later, Democrats have achieved their century-long dream, defeating the GOP's revived Kristol-esque strategy to destroy health care reform at all costs. Obamacare unexpectedly crossed its first big milestone last week with 7 million sign-ups on the exchanges. While the law still faces many challenges, conservatives who broadly predicted it would collapse under its own weight are forced to reckon with the unsettling fear that health care reform might succeed.

This is a great article at Talking Points Memo. It discovers where the total and complete negativity on any kind of government sponsored health care may have originated. A William Kristol 1993 memo on a Clinton program. "Block health care reform at all costs." That is exactly what they have done. Even if it results in hundreds of thousands , millions of uninsured. And death.. They don't care. They have never cared

...I urge all to take a look at this one. This is who and what they are.

Posting on the Internet can be hurtful, and dangerous..Here is why.

The internet is not a letter, it is not a research project, it is a "post." Sometimes, or even often, I just write a post, and my little finger on my right hand hits the."enter key" on the computer and up it goes. That post could be one out of a hundred but , it goes up there with the rest, and I have said what I got to say. Good for me..
.... But often with me, I do not reread the post, or think about it, as I would a letter to someone. It is not revised or even spell checked. (I used to teach students how to write research papers..always revise them, look them over..etc.) But here, it is posted, along with many others. Quickly and on to the next story or post. It is instant. It is what I do.

Sometimes, here and in other places, my post was too quick and my meaning is not clear. Very rarely, it hurts someone, almost always by mistake, but up it goes anyway. Fortunately, for me, this is usually very minor. But I know many instances where this kind of posting, (in other places..) without thinking, and quickly, has done damage to the writer and many others. I am sure many examples can be given. But, I need to take some time and think about what goes up .... before I hit the "enter key" with my little finger on my right hand.. I might add, I guess that is what .."Preview" is for, but I want to put it up now, and not wait two minutes..

Thanks for reading this.
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