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Chose my username because we share the 1st 3 letters of our names and was tired and trying to think of a name and password when I first signed on here. Always been a Dem. since I was old enough to vote in '68.

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Am I the only one who thinks Obama needs to grow a pair

and has become a disappointment in his last year as POTUS? He's championing the TPP, which is such a disaster that I don't even know where to start. He's done nothing to rein in the FDA and the people he placed in there, when he has nothing to lose now. Big Pharma is out of control, people on Medicare are killing themselves or being killed by their spouses because they can't afford medications which cost 5x as much here than they do in any other country.

Am increasingly disillusioned with Obama. To me, this relates to a lack of soul, character and empathy for humans worldwide that I campaigned for for him on in '08 and '12, and a sad possible path of him being yet another past POTUS abettor in a quest for future gain. Jimmy Carter is still out building houses for Habitat for Humanity…………having just survived cancer………...

Boehner's fax number is (202) 225-5117.

My friend Bruce Lindner posted this on FB today, should anyone want to join in w/him and want to sent Boehner a message.


How did this happen? Food safety was high on Obama's agenda in '07

I am just appalled at todays vote on this: http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/mar/21/senate_caves_monsanto_wins/

Companies who milk Medicare - who owns them?

You know, I watch these commercials for the companies who provide supplies for diabetics and other chronic diseases and you just wonder who owns these companies? They all know how to milk the system to get every last fucking dollar out of medicare. I'd be willing to bet Romney and Graham and lots of other Republicans are behind these companies. Tried to research this during the election, but was unsuccessful. Somebody must know how to find out who these people are.

This is just one: http://www.libertymedical.com

Any suggestions on where to ask this question for people with more resources than I have?

Sorry - edited repeatedly to leave live link, apparently I'm retarded as well as pissed off.

Jeb Bush In 2016?

Source: http://nation.foxnews.com/jeb-bush/2012/11/23/jeb-

Jeb Bush, brother and son of former Bush presidents, is said to be mulling a presidential run in 2016, according to the New York Times.

The Times cites Bush supporters and friends in its report that the former Florida governor is "weighing financial and family considerations" for a future run.

Though Bush remains popular in Florida and has garnered national attention with his support for immigration and education reform, there is lingering concern that the persistent unpopularity of the last Bush to hold the White House, his brother President George W. Bush, could hinder his bid.

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Just fucking shoot me now, won't these people ever go away?

My favorite winter soups

New here - escaping from politics - all the soups in this thread are Gluten Free

Recipe: Curried Pumpkin-Peanut Soup
Serves 6

- 2 tablespoons red-skinned peanuts
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 medium clove garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 cups fresh or canned pumpkin purée
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 2 3/4 cups chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons mild curry powder
- dash cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt, divided
- 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1. Put the peanuts into a small baking pan and roast in a preheated 350-degree oven 10 minutes. Cool slightly; place in a kitchen towel and rub together to remove the skins. Chop coarsely and set aside.

2. In a large saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. With a whisk, stir in the pumpkin, peanut butter, chicken broth, curry, cayenne and salt. Bring just to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Add more curry and cayenne to taste preference.

3. Purée the soup in a food processor or in several batches in a blender. Pour back into the pan and set over medium-low heat. Stir in 1/2 cup yogurt and the lemon juice. Heat through for about 5 minutes but do not let the soup come to a boil.


I'm a caterer - this is my most requested recipe


Serves 6-8 Fast & Easy

2 Cups diced, cooked chicken
l 1/3 Cups diced onion
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1/4 Cup dark sesame oil

1 Tbsp. curry powder
1 Tsp. pepper
1 Tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

6 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup. tomato paste
2 cups chopped, stewed tomatoes
6 Tbsp. chunky peanut butter
Salt to taste (if needed)

Saute the chicken, onion and garlic in the sesame oil for 10 minutes.
Add seasonings and saute 1 minute.
Add rest of ingredients, stirring until blended and heating until very hot,
DO NOT ALLOW SOUP TO COME TO A BOIL - this is important - soup becomes "sour" if it simmers too long.

Ready to serve immediately when hot. Freezes great. Great soup to serve with rustic bread for dipping.

Chris Christie

Source: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at20

Christie in a sweatshirt just now, in spite of the emergency his State is living through now, his initial comments were just political, fucking insane.

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Teannitus, medical question, anyone have experience with this disorder?

(edited to add: this was intended to be a satire)

I’ve done a preliminary search on Google about this, but I’m wondering if anyone here has any experience with this and if you have found any treatment that has helped with your loved ones. This is what I’ve found so far:

What is teannitus?

Teannitus is a ringing, swishing, or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head, during which a person hears and believes strange and erratic messages that they believe, despite having had an education. In many cases it is not a serious problem, but rather a nuisance that eventually resolves. Rarely, however, teannitus can represent a serious mental condition.
It is not a single disease, but a symptom of an underlying condition. Nearly 47 % of Americans suffer from this disorder. In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

What causes teannitus?

Teannitus can arise in any of the following areas: the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, or by abnormalities in the brain. Some teannitus or head noise is normal, but for many with this disorder, it is a constant noise that prevents them from being able to focus on what they know to be true.
One of the most common causes of teannitus is damage to the reasoning ability of the sufferer. Advancing age is generally accompanied by a certain amount of fear that comes with aging, and consequently this can often become chronic teannitus.
Today, politics seems to be a very common cause of teannitus, and it often damages reasoning abilities as well. Unfortunately, many people are unconcerned about the harmful long term effects of this condition.

I’d appreciate any feedback, as I have a BIL and SIL who are suffering from this and am concerned that it may be a genetic condition that could effect my 4 nephews in the future.
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