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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

Warren Stumps for Mary Burke

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




New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government dupes crazy, hostile

Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled “conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events.


Perhaps because their supposedly mainstream views no longer represent the majority, the anti-conspiracy commenters often displayed anger and hostility: “The research… showed that people who favoured the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile when trying to persuade their rivals.”

Additionally, it turned out that the anti-conspiracy people were not only hostile, but fanatically attached to their own conspiracy theories as well. According to them, their own theory of 9/11 – a conspiracy theory holding that 19 Arabs, none of whom could fly planes with any proficiency, pulled off the crime of the century under the direction of a guy on dialysis in a cave in Afghanistan – was indisputably true. The so-called conspiracists, on the other hand, did not pretend to have a theory that completely explained the events of 9/11: “For people who think 9/11 was a government conspiracy, the focus is not on promoting a specific rival theory, but in trying to debunk the official account.”

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/07/14/whatabout7/

Jim Croce - Operator (Live)

Some Chill time...............



Voter ID


Lawsuit challenging Madison teacher contracts is politically motivated, says One Wisconsin Now Read

This is outrageous hypocrisy when you consider them sucking money out of the public school system to private schools> Their evil truly knows no bounds!


A lawsuit accusing the Madison School Board of engaging in illegal collective bargaining to the detriment of children and taxpayers was filed by a Milwaukee-based conservative legal group that is a “front” for Gov. Scott Walker, says the director of a Madison progressive advocacy group.

“It is absolutely politically motivated,” said Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now. And it doesn’t matter that the lawsuit does not call out school board member Mary Burke — Walker’s opponent in the November election — by name, Ross says.

“This is the entity on which Burke serves,” Ross says. “Just last week, Walker started talking about Madison not taking advantage of the ‘tools’ of Act 10, then suddenly we have a lawsuit paid for by a foundation run by Walker’s campaign co-chair.”

On Sept. 3, Walker accused Burke of not harnessing the money-saving potential of Act 10 to help close the achievement gap that sees black students lagging behind white students

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/writers/pat_schneider/lawsuit-challenging-madison-teacher-contracts-is-politically-motivated-says-one/article_23999c6e-39d7-11e4-89c7-f31fdcd44851.html#ixzz3D3RfyqFs


If GOP Is So Right, Why Are Red States So Far Behind?

I have a question for my Republican friends.

Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is also in earnest. I’d seriously like to know:

If Republican fiscal policies really are the key to prosperity, if the GOP formula of low taxes and little regulation really does unleash economic growth, then why has the country fared better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones and why are red states the poorest states in the country?

You may recall that Bill Clinton touched on this at the 2012 Democratic Convention. He claimed that, of all the private sector jobs created since 1961, 24 million had come under Republican presidents and a whopping 42 million under Democrats. After Clinton said that, I waited for PolitiFact, the nonpartisan fact-checking organization, to knock down what I assumed was an obvious exaggeration.


http://www.nationalmemo.com/gop-right-red-states-far-behind/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=NM_Master_List&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter%20-%20September%203%202014&utm_content=Final

Elton John - Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)

Just because it seems to be Elton John night and this is my favorite song and best live performance of it!




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