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SHRED

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Hometown: Poway, CA
Current location: Leucadia, CA
Member since: Sat Nov 22, 2003, 12:17 AM
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10 years until climate catastrophe?

I've also read that we have really gone beyond the tipping points for the massive methane release to come. It's already started.
I have read that the 1970's was our time to do something.



Scary stuff...


Warning of mass extinction of species, including humans, within one decade


http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2017/02/warning-of-mass-extinction-of-species-including-humans-within-one-decade.html

Let me put this another way...

Threatening to not fund cost-sharing reduction payments (Trump).
Woefully under funding risk corridors (Senator Rubio).
Taking Medicaid expansion (Republicans) to the conservative SCOTUS where they ruled states could opt out.

These 3 have destabilized the health insurance markets making insurance providers pull out and in addition cut off access for hundreds of thousands of citizens who would otherwise be eligible for Medicaid.

When Trump claims "Obamacare is dead" and when Mitch McConnell with other Republicans claim "Obamacare is failing" they conveniently don't tell you the role their party is playing to assure that this happens.

It's like not doing a tune up and not changing the oil in your car and then blaming the car for its failure.

HEALTHCARE FOR CALIFORNIA IS, IN FACT, VERY DOABLE

The California Senate recently voted to pass a bill that would establish a single-payer healthcare system for the entire state. The proposal, called the Healthy California Act, will now be taken up by the state Assembly.

The plan enjoys widespread support — a recent poll commissioned by the California Nurses Assn. found that 70% of all Californians are in favor of a single-payer plan — and with good reason. Under Healthy California, all residents would be entitled to decent healthcare without having to pay premiums, deductibles or copays.

http://www.healthycaliforniaact.org/single-payer-healthcare-for-california-is-in-fact-very-doable-fact-doable/

Is there any public oversight for e-voting machines?


And aren't they owned by RW corporate interests who do not allow our government to have access to the source code that runs them?
If this is true then how can any oversight be legitimate?
I'm pretty sure our government does not have the resources to make sure all machines function correctly.

Why aren't these machine publicly owned?

Why aren't we protecting the vote better?
The right to vote that our veterans and many others have literally died for?

The rural xenophobic, government hating racists have a sad





Poll of rural Americans shows deep cultural divide with urban centers


WASHINGTON — The political divide between rural and urban America is more cultural than it is economic, rooted in rural residents’ deep misgivings about the nation’s rapidly changing demographics, their sense that Christianity is under siege and their perception that the federal government caters most to the needs of people in big cities, according to a wide-ranging poll that examines cultural attitudes across the United States.

http://wapo.st/2saSEyR

What was the point of treating Cuban/American relations this way?

It hurts both nations' economies.
Creates ill will.

We had a good start to warming up with Cuba and Dump took a dump on that today.


The Single-Payer Breakthrough in California



The Single-Payer Breakthrough in California: Robert Pollin on the Economics of Universal Care


http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/40949-the-single-payer-breakthrough-in-california-robert-pollin-on-the-economics-of-universal-care

I remember their rewrite of history by claiming Obamacare was...

... "rammed through" with "no debate". Nothing could be farther from reality but that doesn't stop them.

Now look at what they themselves are doing with Trumpcare.

Medical Prescription

The investigation you don't hear about much


I want to see what the Treasury investigation reveals.
My hunch is that this filthy family is neck deep in dirty Russian money.
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