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What took Obama so long?

Walgreens resorted to becoming a "Swiss Company" in order to escape US taxes, but
their large numbers of drugstores throughout the US are still making money here -- and
lots of it.

As it is, billionaires are already paying taxes at a far lower rate than their secretaries do,
but they are trying to rake in all the money without paying any taxes at all. This means
that the American middle-class will have to pay still more to make up the difference.

Finally, after nearly 6 years at the job, Obama is reacting:

http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/obama-finally-reads-the-riot-act-to-corporations-who-abandon-the-us-to-save-taxes

Dear Peggy: The really painful part of surgery is when the surgeon is cutting. And this part is

well taken care of with anesthesia. You don't feel a thing. When you wake up post-op, the worst part
is already over and done with. Of course there is pain post-op, too.

Well, I had to endure surgery once without anesthesia because they just ran out of it at that exact
particular time. I was in the Army. Luckily it was minor surgery and lasted about 10 minutes. Even
then, the severest pain occurred only during each incision, and Boy, did I holler each time! It was quite bearable between incisions. But, of course, I was very frightened during the entire 10 minutes. Anticipating the next cut was extremely unpleasant. I know the difference between acute pain and the pain post-op.

I think the above experience made me lose my fear of surgery under normal circumstances, of which
I've had quite a few. I also have no fear of any dental work. The worst part is when the dentist is
sticking the needle into the gums to inject the anesthesia, which I find not too bad. It's all so relative,
and fear does help to magnify the pain.

So, Peggy, if you can think of post-op pain as unpleasant but bearable, you will lose much of that fear.
And that does really help. For me this is not make-believe, or theory only. I know it to be true from first-hand experience. Something good did come out of this awful one-time experience for me.

With all the best and warmest wishes,

Cal

Any Democrat who would be driven into the arms of the neocon dominated DC establishment for

any reason whatsoever, must be out of his/her mind. And Elizabeth Warren isn't out of her mind!

<< I admit Warren probably wouldn't be an improvement on foreign policy, since her lack of experience would probably drive her into the arms of the neocon dominated DC establishment. >>

Right. Only 3-1/2 months left.

While on the topic of prisons, does anyone know if any other country in the world

also has private prisons? When I first learned about it, I was shocked. It's
a source of cheap labor for those companies owning them. It isn't too much
different from owning slaves. To some people, profit is profit, what difference
does it make?

This is what Democrats should talk about (with explanations, if necessary) when trying to

urge fellow Democrats to vote in November, 2014. The Conservatives really have nothing
to offer the American people. In fact, it's just the opposite. They are taking away from us.

Excellent! I never knew Lyndon Johnson had said that!

Does he hope to make the Conservatives less angry at him in this way? Fat hopes! They

are continuing in their attempts to destroy him and the Democratic Party -- with impeachment,
no less.

Obama hasn't the faintest idea of how to deal with sociopaths. Why doesn't he consult with
some prominent mental health professionals who have a great deal of expertise on sociopaths?
He might learn something.

I'm sure you've read of dolphins and whales rushing themselves out of the ocean

to lie helplessly and die slowly on land. They commit mass suicide because
they are being driven crazy by the noise of the experiments we are carrying
out at sea. We create havoc not only to our fellow-men, we also do the
same thing to animals. Human beings! What lovely creatures!!!

I agree with you. Is Obama still appeasing the Conservatives? They will gladly

help to poison our atmosphere while making huge profits, and also continue to spit
in his face. They probably have noticed that the more they put him down, the more
he is likely to appease them. Oh, well, I give up!
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