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Childhood poverty, chronic stress, and adult working memory (PNAS)


Does Public Insurance "Crowd-Out" Private Insurance? (Historic NBER Paper)


My thoughts on so called Clintonian Triangulation and the fatigue in voters it causes.

People are just fed up with manipulation and manipulators to the point where they wont turn out to vote for Hillary. She's not a candidate who will get people out to vote in the general election.

Lots of people see the provision of a raft of such horrible GOP candidates as another kind of manipulation, even though it isnt, of course- nonetheless that distinction is lost on real people.

A strong campaign to write in Bernie and/or Elizabeth Warren might work to prevent a total bloodbath for other Democratic candidates nationally. In terms of getting out the vote.

But it would be ineffective in saving the Democratic Party from being seen as a branch of the Republican Party by many. And even if Clintin wins, her putting lipstick on the pig of neoliberalism and austerity and her thinly veiled globalization which is targeted to maintain inequality is no longer hide able.

Even if Hillary gets a lot of crossover GOP votes the unwillingness of Dems to vote for Hillary would likely result in low Dem turnout and GOP candidates getting a huge number of victories they would not otherwise get.

So, I think the Democratic Party needs to rally around Bernie instead of wasting their vote on a candidate that is so divisive that she will literally destroy the party for good.

Sanders is a better candidate than we have had in many decades and wasting him - frustrating the millions of people young and old who are turning out for him is basically a decision to become irrelevant.

Thats the truth

Missouri Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer: ‘Find a way to neuter Elizabeth Warren’

Source: The Kansas City Star

The St. Louis-area congressman was speaking at an American Bankers Association conference.

The Massachusetts Democrat said she made the Star Wars comparison Thursday in response to comments made by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, a Missouri Republican, suggesting Warren was the “Darth Vader of the financial services world” at an American Bankers Association conference Wednesday.

Warren said in a fundraising email she’s always seen herself “more as a Princess Leia-type,” who has never been tempted by the dark side. Warren called Luetkemeyer “a Wall Street yes-man.”

Warren said “they can call me Darth Vader or Voldemort or the Wicked Witch of Massachusetts for all I care — but I won’t be neutered.” She was responding to reports that Luetkemeyer suggested that they, “find a way to neuter her.”

Luetkemeyer is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and recently sponsored a bill to deregulate community banks. He has also led multiple congressional efforts to protect the payday loan industry, according to fortune.com.

Warren told MSNBC: “If Wall Street and their buddies in the Republican party want to launch an assault on financial regulations … all I can say is, let’s have that fight. I’m ready. I am not backing down.”


Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article66847397.html

Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated.

The girl who gets gifts from birds




“Voting machines are among the least reliable devices on this planet.”


The New Jersey Voting-machine Lawsuit and the AVC Advantage DRE Voting Machine

The New Jersey Voting-machine Lawsuit and the AVC Advantage DRE Voting Machine


What writing about death taught one woman about life


The Bernie Sanders Speech last week that the networks would not let our country see

US States’ ability to protect public health and the environment is under attack on two fronts – at h

US States’ ability to protect public health and the environment is under attack on two fronts – at home and abroad, but with the same enemy orchestrating the attack: the chemical industry.

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