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Stuart G

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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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Cosby Lawyer says, " no further statement ".& there is " a fierce statement.".Lawyer Lied..

original statement Sunday, 11/15/14
link from latest news forum:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014945705

"Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives."
- John P. Schmitt, lawyer for Bill Cosby


yesterday:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014949031

Bill Cosby‘s attorney put out a fierce statement today to the press after three additional woman came out publicly saying the comedy icon sexually assaulted them. Martin Singer made it known in the statement that he’s getting a bit peeved with the “media-driven feeding frenzy.”

Report: Only 3% of Mainstream TV News Guests Opposed War: Democracy Now, FAIR

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/17/headlines#11173

A new analysis of mainstream TV news has found there was almost no debate about whether the United States should go to war in Iraq and Syria. The group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, or FAIR, found that of the more than 200 guests who appeared on network shows to discuss the topic, just six voiced opposition to military action. On the high-profile Sunday talk shows, out of 89 guests, there was just one antiwar voice — Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation.

Here is a link to the actual study, published by FAIR
Nov 14, 2014
No Debate and the New War
Study finds little opposition to US attacks on Iraq, Syria


http://fair.org/press-release/no-debate-and-the-new-war

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Proof that the Mainstream Media wants war, to frighten all of us. Constant War!!!!!
George Orwell .....1984.. predicted this......from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four, sometimes published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (or Ingsoc in the government's invented language, Newspeak) under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as "thoughtcrimes". The tyranny is epitomised by Big Brother, the quasi-divine Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality, but who may not even exist. The Party "seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power

What to tell Republicans who don't believe in government regulations.

Republicans say, "Government regulations are no good, and hurt business"

tell them, "Show how you feel by never putting on your seat belt.., that is a government regulation that kinda holds you back. So don't put it on. You know, none of the government regulations ever help anyone anyway....."

leave it at that..and argue if they are consistent, they will not put on a seat belt...kinda harsh, but they need to realize what they are really saying...and thinking.....

Chart: Why The House is A Fortress the Dems Can't Win..Talking Points Memo

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/chart-why-dems-cant-win-house


ByTom Kludt Published
November 7, 2014, 6:00 AM EST


After Republicans expanded their majority in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving the party its largest number of seats in the lower chamber since World War II, "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd made an observation that probably triggered even more Democratic heartache.

"So this really secures the House Republican majority for the rest of this decade," Todd said during NBC's election coverage. "Not until 2022, I think, at the earliest, will you see Democrats have a chance at winning the House."


A closer look at the numbers shows why the GOP House majority is basically impenetrable until the next redistricting, and maybe beyond. It was never more stark than in 2012, when Democrats received about 500k more votes nationwide than Republicans but still ended up with substantially fewer seats. Some of this is due to an extremely effective gerrymandering effort by Republicans after the 2010 election. But it's not only that. Democrats are also increasingly concentrated in small geographical areas, which greatly amplifies the effect of gerrymandering and is also a significant and growing issue in itself.

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While this has been discussed before, this is still pretty ugly when one looks at it this way.

Eight Years Ago Today, The Main Stream Media Died. 8AM

It was a Friday after the 2006 midterm elections. Democrats had won a huge victory in the midterms, lots of positive talk everywhere on the news. Yet, if I recall, that talk did not last very long. On the Thursday after the election, there was other news, Bush had fired Rumsfeld, but that was big news that day, I knew it would be one day, and then, back to our victory. So, I was listening to CBS Radio network news, I recall it was 8AM. Perhaps, I thought, some good news on the huge victory. Some changes would be in order to stop the Bush nightmare. It was the CBS News Radio network, honest, reliable. Walter Cronkite.

The lead story that lasted close to a minute at 8am that day, (the whole radio network news was no more than 4 minutes of news) was John Mc Cain setting up an exploratory committee to run for president in 2008. That was the lead story two days after we won the so called victory of a lifetime. Someone decided that mentioning Mc Cain's committee being set up for a presidential run two years away, was more important than the midterm elections. What the hell??? The story explained why the committee needed to be set up early and that Mc Cain needed time to consider all possibilities. That was the "news" on a respected national radio network eight years ago today. Something was wrong. Someone wanted to pitch Mc Cain tentative campaign more than discuss the huge election victory of a few days ago. . I thought about it, and all respect for the national radio news on CBS flew away forever. (for me) The network was pitching a republican candidate's election two years into the future, when there was other more important "news. " It had morphed into national "tell all" for republican hacks and their point of view. That news source was gone for me, and I soon realized most of them were the same. Not unbiased, but very biased. Their goal is to legitimize a particular point of view, (the republican view) not present news. It had been that way for years.

It happened 8 years ago, on the Friday after the midterm elections, and that is the way it was...and still is... .

Movies That You Can Watch Over and Over, and Still Enjoy..

Star Wars.. "A New Hope" Ep 4
Its a Wonderful Life..
The Producers ..Zero Mostel/ Gene Wilder..1968
The Iron Giant.
Rango

Harvard University Secretly Photographed Thousands of Students As Part of a Study: TPM

Talking Points Memo:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/harvard-secretly-photographed-students-study

By Brendan James Published November 6, 2014, 10:13 AM EST
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Harvard University officials dropped a bombshell on Tuesday, admitting that the school secretly photographed thousands of students last spring.


As part of a project to monitor classroom attendance, the university maintained secret a network of cameras installed around campus, The Boston Globe reported on Wednesday.

Details of the surveillance program came out as officials addressed faculty about an incident from the previous year, in which the administration had rifled through thousands of college email accounts — including 16 deans — in order to trace a media leak on a cheating scandal.

Computer science professor Harry Lewis broached the question during the faculty meeting, telling the Globe that he learned of the photo surveillance from two colleagues.

“You should do studies only with the consent of the people being studied,” Lewis told the Globe

The Hate Machine Won..

Call it what you want. Cheating, Obstruction, Illegal Voter Registration Rules, Fear Mongering, or Whatever. In simple terms, the Hate Machine Won.. It has won before, but we must know that we can win too. It may take time, but we must try, and it will not be easy.

"Flip This House" Seminar...Coming to Chicago. Saw a TV Commercial for this..Never hear of it..so.

Sometime coming up..is a " Flip the House ' seminar..saw an ad for it on Ch 26 in Chicago....I think it is this weekend or next..

Sounded too good to be true..So I googled ...."Flip This House...scam"...found a number of entries..sure looks like a scam, just to sell more lessons, and more materials..and more at outrageous prices...pass it on..If you look up "Flip This House" Scam.. at Google....you will find the information too...Lots of info on this scam.
......evidently they make more money selling lessons and materials, then flipping houses..Oh...I like to study scams...first time I had ever seen this one..Stuart

Red Cross' Secret Disaster: Huff Post, Pro Publica

http://www.propublica.org/article/the-red-cross-secret-disaster

by Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR
October 29, 2014

In 2012, two massive storms pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks.

Americans did what they so often do after disasters. They sent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Red Cross, confident their money would ease the suffering left behind by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac. They believed the charity was up to the job.

They were wrong.

The Red Cross botched key elements of its mission after Sandy and Isaac, leaving behind a trail of unmet needs and acrimony, according to an investigation by ProPublica and NPR. The charity’s shortcomings were detailed in confidential reports and internal emails, as well as accounts from current and former disaster relief specialists.

What’s more, Red Cross officials at national headquarters in Washington, D.C. compounded the charity’s inability to provide relief by “diverting assets for public relations purposes,” as one internal report puts it. Distribution of relief supplies, the report said, was “politically driven.” During Isaac, Red Cross supervisors ordered dozens of trucks usually deployed to deliver aid to be driven around nearly empty instead, “just to be seen,” one of the drivers, Jim Dunham, recalls.
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This one is very ugly. It is a long read, but very well documented. Shows real incompetence and self indulgence. I read about this a couple of years ago in relation to another disaster. Red Cross has done this before, and evidently, no improvement according to this report.
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