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Single payer, never ever or not never ever?

One candidate says one thing, another says something else.

Guess what, it isnt up to either of them, it is up to YOU/US.

Work to get down ticket Democrats elected anywhere and everywhere you can then demand it.

Posted by Jackie Wilson Said | Sun Jan 31, 2016, 02:00 PM (0 replies)

What Happened to Jane Mayer When She Wrote About the Koch Brothers.


Out of the blue in the fall of 2010, a blogger asked Jane Mayer, a writer with The New Yorker, how she felt about the private investigator who was digging into her background. Ms. Mayer thought the idea was a joke, she said this week. At a Christmas party a few months later, she ran into a former reporter who had been asked about helping with an investigation into another reporter on behalf of two conservative billionaires.

“The reporter had written a story they disliked,” Ms. Mayer recounts in “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right,” out this month from Doubleday. Her acquaintance told her, “‘It occurred to me afterward that the reporter they wanted to investigate might be you.’”

It would be great if everybody read this book.
Posted by Jackie Wilson Said | Thu Jan 28, 2016, 12:08 PM (6 replies)

Opioid OVERDOSE/ADDICTION mostly a white problem...and why.


Racial stereotypes may be playing a role in the US opioid overdose epidemic, according to a leading expert on opioid addiction.

The rate of white Americans dying annually from drug overdoses has roughly doubled from 2002 to 2014, while the rate of black Americans and Hispanics who die from drug overdoses has remained almost unchanged over that same time frame, according to recently released data from the CDC.

Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the chief medical officer for The Phoenix House and a leading expert on opioid addiction, told Business Insider these trends might have a direct connection to some doctors allowing racist stereotypes to influence the way they prescribe opioid pain killers.

"What's happening is we're overexposing whites to prescription opioids," he said. "Doctors prescribe narcotics more cautiously to black patients. It appeared the doctor may be more worried about addiction or diversion of the pills onto the black market if the patient was black and if the patient is white, they're overprescribing."

Posted by Jackie Wilson Said | Tue Jan 26, 2016, 02:29 PM (3 replies)

Trump: I could 'shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters'


This is very revealing of what kind of person supports not only Donald Trump, but anybody on that side of the game.

Posted by Jackie Wilson Said | Sun Jan 24, 2016, 01:37 PM (38 replies)

Militants Plow New Roads At Refuge, Possibly Damaging Artifacts


The armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge continue to use government equipment inside the complex.

One militant, who refused to give his name, again plowed dirt with a refuge bulldozer Wednesday. He wouldn’t say why he was operating the machinery, but in several places, sagebrush and vegetation had been newly removed, leaving wide patches of bare mud within the complex.

The new road connects a bunkhouse with another road.

Maybe it is time to send in the good guys and arrest the bad guys.
Posted by Jackie Wilson Said | Fri Jan 22, 2016, 05:36 PM (11 replies)
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