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President Obama Provides an Update on the U.S.-led Response to Ebola



The White House - February 11, 2015


On February 11, 2015, President Obama spoke on Americaís leadership in the fight against Ebola and the significant progress we have made since the first cases were reported in March of 2014.

Just find how the Koch brothers will get more power. Walker only cares about His Master's Voice.



And 51% of the population knows. Women's rights promote peace.



After witnessing the impact of President Bush's reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule, Michelle Goldberg, journalist, author, and long-time critic of the Bush Administration's policies on sexual and reproductive health, decided that a book about the global battle for reproductive justice was long overdue.

So she wrote
The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World.

The cover art depicting a woman holding the Earth on her shoulders is more than appropriate for this deeply-researched, historically-informed examination: fifty years worth of research about four continents has convinced Goldberg that women's oppression is at the crux of many of the world's most intractable challenges. She illustrates how US policies act as a catalyst for or an impediment to women's rights worldwide, and puts forth a convincing argument that women's liberation worldwide is key to solving some of our most daunting problems.

"Underlying diverse conflicts - demography, natural resources, human rights, and religious mores - is the question of who controls the means of reproduction," she writes. "Women's intimate lives have become inextricably tied to global forces."


http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2009/03/23/controlling-means-reproduction-an-interview-with-michelle-goldberg/

The war on women is not just a war on women, but on men, too. Men who don't support women's rights are sealing their own fate.

Not just an American problem. It is about global control and reducing all of mankind to commodities.

Let's not kid ourselves, the wars of the world are the product of the wombs of the world being abused by those who seek power. By using women to make cannon fodder and act as an unpaid labor force or as slaves.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110212801

If one wants peace, income equality, social justice and to save the environment, the way to get it is to empower women in terms of their own bodies and lives. That is why they are under such dire attack today, from the Koch GOP media in the USA promoting feudal fantasies and laws to the Daesh and the Boko Harum.

This is the backdoor issue some disregard as it does not fit their ideology. If one cannot embrace the giving the power progressives in the 70s and beyond, and what Hillary has striven to give in basic women's rights, they are dead to the real revolution.

Because this is a new paradigm and it is a global revolution, but it is not given the attention it deserves. We cannot ignore the half of the world population that just so happens to be female.

JMHO.

Oh, now you did it Sid!



Thanks, Panich. Meanwhile it's crickets from M$M on this:

Why Is No One Talking About the GOPís Plan to Send Millions of Disabled Americans Into Poverty?

http://www.thenation.com/blog/198193/why-no-one-talking-about-gops-plan-send-millions-disabled-americans-poverty

Worth the read.

How many people support the destruction of the DHS agency that uses 85% of its funding, FEMA?

Rand Paul and most diehard GOP want FEMA privatized. So shutting down the funding of DHS would be a major win for them, no wonder they are taking a vacation.

They're spending their bonuses from the Koch brothers. Any replacement won't represent the needy, as we've seen from the privatized fire department in TN that let the man's house with his pets inside burn for want of a few bucks.

Their version of emergency service is not universal. Yet people are going to cheer the downfall of FEMA because they've heard it's bad and when it's gone, it's gone.

So you have changed your mind after writing this email and OP?

Email to Common Dreams

editor@commondreams.org

Skip voting?

Or vote for some idiot who isn't running to win? Are you kidding? Too many on the left have been executing this brilliant strategy for the last 40 years. If that works so well, where is our functioning participatory democracy working for the 99%? I'm all for supporting left parties instead of Democrats, but only if they take winning seriously.

In Seattle last year, many Democrats supported the Socialist Alternative candidate for the Seattle City Council, but only because she was a serious candidate. She won narrowly due to the efforts of 400-500 volunteers phoning and doorbelling for her. But if you think this means that people should stop voting for Democrats, get back to me when Socialist Alternative wins seats on the city councils of Federal Way, Renton, Kent. Auburn, Spokane, etc.

In reality, only Demorats can run serious candidates all up and down the ballot. Left third parties can win in urban centers, small towns with big universities, and rural areas populated by a lot of refugees from Woodstock Nation--and nowhere else.

Back here in the real world, we are now in a hellhole run by the 1% because conservative whackjobs took over the Republicans working from the precinct level upward. On the left, idiots of tender conscience have refused to to the same to the Democrats. Democrats at least make an effort to talk to their neighbors.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025654686#op

You defended your postition in the thread twice:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025654686#post6

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025654686#post8

Losing one's home and one's life are two different things, and people are calling for gays to be butchered in too many places. And it would never stop there, the killers would find the next group to move onto.

I've lost two houses due to medical bills and have lived in poverty for years. The GOP wants to cut the social safety net and it's all that prevents me and others I know from being on the street, much less having a 'home' to own. That position in society was denied me, not by a bank, but by the actions of GWB twenty years ago.

The rights of women to control their own body especially when raped and the choice taken away from them, is a more serious matter than losing a job, because bearing the child puts such a burden on the victim that they may end up working for nothing but food and board, or worse. Yes, there are worse things than losing a house or a job. Some things in life guarantee that, with or without a bank, no matter what the Libertarians and Tea Party have to say.

Anyone is free to abstain from voting. Democrats are right now saving the lives of people I know personally, so my abstaining isn't an option for me. But everyone is different. Peace Out.

BTW, I thought that Email was great.

Nice mix. Here's the full version of the buses. Great music and comments. It's in Seattle:



VIDEO from the link, imagine being on the recieving end. Beautiful countryside:



Doing what she loved. Pic of her last month in the snowy forest:



She planned to summit a few peaks alone. Climbers I've known love is to be as close to nature as possible.

RIP.

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